Roatan House Rental Photos and Description
5 BR 5.5 Bath home, salt water pool, 1500s/f travertine terrace, water view
Nestled above a private cove beach ( locally called a “keyhole”) on the South shore of the tropical island of Roatan, L’Alizé enjoys both a constant sea breeze and a dramatic view of the Caribbean every day of the year. L’Alizé derives its name from the French word for African trade winds, (alizés) which flow East to West during the warmest months of the year. These dramatic winds account for a such a surprising cooling effect on the hottest days, that it quickly becomes clear why Roatan’s earliest towns settled on the South side of the island where these winds rarely fail to cool and refresh while they keep the bugs in check.
L’Alize was built by one of Roatan’s premier builders in 2008-2009. The building techniques and materials reflect attention to detail and quality construction. Keen usage of space, and maximization of views and sea breezes, remind one that this exquisite home was built to be enjoyed year round by the builder himself.
In 2011 a major renovation added the pool, deck, cottage, two bedrooms and two baths.
In 2014 L'Alize was awarded the distinction of a luxury destination for Homeaway’s Luxury Rentals site, by Andrew Harper, a leading luxury travel company TM, . Only two of Roatan's vacation rental properties have qualified for this prestigious rating (see luxury.homeaway.com).
L’Alizé, is spaciously laid out to maximize the 3500 sq/ft., with a large master bedroom and master bath complete with double shower. The 3rd floor guest room enjoys a spectacular view with a large private deck and spacious bath. The second floor great room opens to a large deck, The kitchen, living and dining room occupying the entire second level. The breathtaking view invites you to sit and take it all in. An ample half bath is conveniently located on this level. Air conditioning was installed in the dining area /living area for those rare days when the winds die down.
The first floor addition has its own kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living area which overlooks an equally stunning view of the pool, patio and the Caribbean. High speed internet now reaches this area as well. Recently upgraded the internet gives 5mb/sec download speed.. Wireless internet works on all 3 floors.
This first level living area has tv/dvd, and speakers to listen to mp3 players or iphones/ipad, through aux cable or iphone dock. This room opens to the pool area.
The house is rented as a 4 bedroom home but, we offer discounts to parties of 4 or less. The guest cottage can be added to offer more space for larger parties.
Eddie our capable groundskeeper will tend the pool and rake the beach each day and assist you as needed,–even pick up your carry out. Olga, his wife, will competently provide daily housekeeping and even prepare typical Honduran meals (on request), so everyone can relax a little more.
Quick list of our most popular amenities
-1 mile from West Bay beach
-Quiet private setting
-Daily light housekeeping service free
-Option of delicious meals prepared each day ($250/wk)
-Or select meals prepared as needed: $20 breakfast and lunch, 23 supper
-High speed (5mb/sec) wireless internet on all 3 floors
-Blue tooth speakers
-Dock for I phone and aux cable for other players
-Kayaks 2 tandem available at no extra cost
-Snorkel gear for check out
-Van available for rent $150/wk
-Excellent restaurants nearby
-On site groundskeeper/maintenance
-Private keyhole beach that is clean and breezy
-Back up Generator
-Ac in bedrooms
-Ac in dining living area
-2 loaner phones
-Airport pick up and drop off no extra charge
-Pre arrival shopping ($20)
Guest House: The guesthouse is a separate building located on the North side of the home. This perfect little cottage has a double bed with travertine floors, granite counters and a private bath. It does not have air-conditioning . The guesthouse can be rented additionally for $250/wk. It is not rented alone.
A vehicle is available for our guests' use throughout their stay as available. Please ask for details.
Nestled in a pristine wildlife retreat that exhibits a wide spectrum of eco systems, L’Alize only gets more stunning as you leave the home to explore the iron-shore. From mangroves to volcanic iron-shore and ancient coral, this nature walk is worth the effort. Mangrove canopy tunnels and the pristine keyholes will delight visitors as they wind their way on the nature trail leading to Pirates Cove. Of all the features that make this home a sanctuary from the pressures of busy lives, the one that sooths the soul best, is the unspoiled habitat surrounding L’Alize. L’Alize added to its collection of fun things to do, two tandem ocean kayaks. (see picture) With these Kayaks one can glide to sights few eyes have seen as these silent crafts make their way past the uninhabited iron shore.
Whether seeking sanctuary from a pressure filled life or celebrating the beginning of a new life with your special someone, L’Alizé offers adventure or relaxation, luxury and privacy, unspoiled nature and plenty of nearby activities to suit all tastes.
Call 228 447 0304 for more information on this exquisite beachfront home on Roatan.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Beautiful home in a secluded tropical paradise!
Guest: Renee (Colorado, USA)
Date of Stay: 05/27/11 Review Submitted: 02/06/12
L'Alize is a lovely place with all the amenities of home. The kitchen on the second floor has plenty of counter space and everything you need to cook your favorite meals. The BBQ on the deck is perfect for grilling up some fish! It seems that there is a great view of the ocean from every point. Whether enjoying a leisurely brunch on the deck, dining at the large table while gazing through the double doors at the ocean, or sitting on the comfy couch to watch a movie or play games, the view is always right in front of you. The beach is just a short stroll away and is very private. The keyhole (ocean inlet) is really lovely to cool off in, or as an entrance to great snorkeling to the right and the left. No cruise ship tourists have been standing on the coral here! There are caves to explore, iguana to watch scurrying over the rocks and other beaches nearby to visit as well. Some people love to swim and snorkel and explore, while others enjoy laying out and working on their tan. I like to do both and this is the perfect place! The benefits of privacy come with the small cost of a very steep hill to get to the main road. A rental car would be very helpful, but it is possible to walk up the hill and flag down a taxi for the short drive to West Bay or West End. We also got the phone number of a taxi driver who dropped us off and just called him to come get us when we wanted to go into town. Gumbalimba park is very close with zip lines and plenty of wildlife (including birds that will perch on your head and monkeys that crawl across your shoulders!) The dolphin show at Anthony's Key resort is always fun as is the little museum there with some information about the islands. If you tire of the peace and quiet, you can head into West End for some excellent dining and live music at several venues on the weekends. L'Alize is an all around great place to vacation. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a little piece of paradise!
Owner response: Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you will come back soon to enjoy this “little piece of paradise” .
Recommended for:Families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.
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Owners' kids slack line across the path to the keyhole beach.
Owners live and work in Central America. L'Alizé's natural beauty and privacy provide a place to catch up on unfinished business. This is an ideal setting for uninterrupted reading, painting or writing. With their children they enjoy exploring caves, the rope swing and snorkeling.
A true getaway. Nestled in dramatic untamed beauty on pristine turquoise shores with abundant wildlife, makes this home a refuge as well as a great place to celebrate family gatherings. Restaurants, and grocery stores are only minutes away.
L'Alizé has all the modern conveniences of home with the feel of an outpost on an uninhabited island. The view from the second floor great room took our breath away the first time and each time we visit. We never get used to the beauty.
The home is well maintained and regularly updated with the amenities we want to find.