|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Imagine staying at your own home by the sea. Casa De Suenos (house of dreams) is a Sorrenti designed custom home located on Sandy Bay Beach in Roatan Honduras. This 6 bedroom (4 in main house 2 in guest house) features an infinity edge pool with swim up bar, large modern kitchen, dining area for 10, crow's nest viewing spot, office and huge patio and deck area. All of this makes a great home to spread out and enjoy the ocean view and the Caribbean breezes.
The main house is broken up into two parts with a breezeway in-between. The common area gathering side is the kitchen, living and dining areas, as well as a bedroom (queen bed) with a full bathroom. On the bedroom wing of the home is the master bedroom (king bed), bathroom (with an outside, tropical view shower) and a private office space. Upstairs are two more bedrooms (Queen bed and 2 twin beds) and full bathroom, as well as another office space with a pullout couch (queen size), for added room. The crow's nest is located on the top floor and has two hammocks up there for you to enjoy your book while you enjoy the view. The guest house is located behind the main house above the garage. This space has two bedrooms (both queen beds) with a full bath, including a kitchen and living area, making this complete unit perfect for large parties, or groups that want to have their own space during their vacation.
Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking (two 2 person kayaks included in rental), fishing, hiking, canopy tours and much more are nearby so you can do as much or as little as you like on your escape to Roatan. We are glad to help arrange local activities during your stay. We would be happy to set up airport transportation for you and your group - please see the website for taxi rates or contact the office for more details. Included in your rental is a welcome basket of snacks and drinks, use of local cell phone and local orientation. We are also glad to help arrange for maid service, Chef Service, Babysitting and other activities. Casa de Suenos has high-speed internet as well as Shaw cable service, helping you to unwind during your sun-soaked days. There is also air conditioning units throughout the house, making sure you are comfortable while you rest up. Just in case there is a power outage, there is no need to worry at Casa de Suenos - there is a full backup generator so you wouldn't even know the difference.
Located between Coxen Hole and West End, you will appreciate the central location which makes the key areas of West End, West Bay, the airport and Sandy Bay all at your doorstep. You can easily rent a car and visit everything or just grab a taxi and leave the driving to someone else.
The home is located in Lawson Rock and guests will enjoy the security and amenities of Roatan's nicest community. Lawson features an on-site gym and restaurant, thousands of feet of beach front, multiple community pools and lush landscaping, all with 24 hour security.
We were 3 families (6 adults, 4 kids) over this New Year's week at Casa de Suenos and had a really great stay. The location was super, as was the snorkeling. The kitchen, although dated, had a superb layout for cooking/hosting a big group, with ample storage and work space. The bedrooms were nicely spread out, affording privacy for all. Most of all, for the price, to be right on the water for 10 people, and in a secure and mostly clean property, was remarkable.
The management company was great, and very responsive. We hired chef Susan one night which was a highlight, and wished we had booked her for more.
We were told by management that the owner is about to undertake some much needed updates. I would imagine that the pricing will reflect this afterwards, but it should be worth it.
Among the negatives, I would kindly suggest the owner address and update these things: ALL kitchen appliances, bed and bath linens, the BBQ and outdoor deck area to enhance what could be a tremendous view, add outdoor lounge and living room seating for the full capacity (i.e., the living room seats 4). And, if up for a bigger renovation, I would suggest redoing the pool/deck area. The pool is a bit goofy, a plunge pool, I guess; not quite hot tub, not quite a swimming pool, and definitely not an "infinity" pool, as it says. Room for only about 2 at a time! A bigger pool would be great, as the beach in front is not (for swimming); it's a bit dirty, and with the coral reef beginning right at the shore it is not really approachable from the beach.....although just a quick walk down the long pier lands you in the most exquisite, warm and clear blue water imaginable!
Sunsets were amazing, as were our kayak sunrises.
My comments are merely meant to be helpful to the owners. All in all, we had a fantastic stay. If you are OK with the basics, nothing fancy, it would be hard to beat the price. And if you are going mainly for the snorkeling/scuba, with this location, that too is hard to beat.
We definitely recommend a stay at Casa de Suenos, and thank Lawson Rock for a great stay.
We chose Casa De Suenos quite honestly because it was available and looked to be a nice size for our group of 10. We were on our 'family moon', and brought a number of our older children. The place turned out to be perfect. Nice size. Good privacy of the rooms. Very secure. Unbelievable view with pool, bar, deck, beach, and dock.....all right there.
Mark and his colleagues managing the property did a super job. Made sure we got through customs, gave us options for shopping, cooking, eating out, activities.... without trying to "sell us" anything. His approach was perfect: supportive, informative, without any pressure to do anything.
We did rent a car, which was handy to drive to/from various villages for food stuff, although it is not required. Just walk up to the security guard and they will call you a taxi. We did this a number of times and all of the taxi drivers we used were professional and informative.
Our 7 nights at Casa De Suenos ranks up there with one of our best vacations of all time!
I stayed at Casa De Sueno June 2012 with ten other family members. We used both the main house and guest house and it fit us all very comfortable. The location is safe and secure and it is located close enough to several conveniences including grocery stores, West end and West Bay as well as the airport. However, the house itself has many accommodations so staying at home is pretty sweet. Pool, beach, nice dock out into the ocean and close to a spectacular section of barrier reef and kayaks make it easy to spend the day at home. The main house has a roomy living space and kitchen to gather as well as a large deck and pool for everyone to enjoy. We hired the chef services for several evenings and it is well worth it. Authentic and plentiful island cuisine prepared at your convenience. Housekeeping services were also excellent and the management staff were attentive and prompt to address any issues that may arise. When you do want to go out, you are a quick 10 minute taxi ride to the beautiful West Bay beach or West End where some of the best dive excursions in the Caribbean are located. I would absolutely return to Casa De Sueno.
A week here is NOT long enough !! Sandy Bay was the perfect location on the island for our family of 6, and Casa De Sueno was the perfect house for our stay.
The biggest hurdle I had to overcome was lifting my head from the pillow at 5am when my son woke me to see if the waves were hitting the reef or not. Yup, lifting my head from the pillow in the master bedroom gave me a view of the Caribbean. Four bedrooms with all the room you could need. Pictures of locations can be deceiving, these ARE exactly as you see. Just stunning. The dock was a short walk down the beach and made the daily snorkeling trips to the reef half as long. Lawson Rock is a great area, it took all of 1 trip past the front gate for the security guards to recognize us for the rest of our trip. The kids walked to the on site restaurant for breakfast.
The wonderful staff @ Roatan Life made our stay so easy, they can handle everything, their local knowledge is invaluable, these guys know EVERYHING. Looking forward to returning next year.....or sooner.
As you might gather from the title of this review, we like this house. For four of the last five years, we've rented it as our late January escape from U.S. East Coast weather. The house is comfortable, a bit unusual in design, and spacious, but mostly we love the proximity to the reef. Kayaks are included with the rental. Everyday, we paddle a few hundred yards out, tie up on a channel marker, and snorkel in some of the best conditions we've ever enjoyed. Scuba is easy to arrange with pick-up and drop-off at the nearby pier. This year we also had a couple excellent dinners at Besos and Frenchie 44, two new restaurants. The rental agents are excellent--very helpful with whatever issues arise. Probably best of all is the peace and quiet, sitting on the deck or watching the sunset, in the postcard-like setting. Enjoy!
You can't do any better than this on Roatan. The service, house and neighborhood were great. Be very clear, not all neighborhoods on Roatan are equal and this is the best. You can snorkle off the pier to the reef but the far left beach at West Bay is the best without a boat. For added adventure,shopping and eating go to the West End. There are no paved streets, it's authentic.If you need space, beach and views don't look any futher than Casa Suenos. And YES the A/C will freeze you out. Insects concerns are overrated, we have lots more in Texas. Get a rental car, the local Taxi's are an adventure you might not want.The management office is just down the street for any needs. Don't forget to ask for Susan to cook for you,she is the best. Enjoy
Lawson Rock is a planned community located in Sandy Bay. It is about a 10 minute drive from Coxen Hole, where the grocery stores and International airport is located. It is also an additional 10 minutes in the other direction to West End, where a more lively community is. In West End, you will find many dive shops, bars and restaurants.
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