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Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views

Matt Adkins

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Roatan Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Oceanfront Villa with Views from Rooftop Pool

Beautifully handcrafted Villa with all of the amenities. All size of groups accommodated, up to 6 guests comfortably (8 people possible with pull out couches). All 3 bedrooms have on suite bathrooms. Travertine throughout the main floor. Venetian Plastered walls and double sealed windows and doors offer a luxurious and quiet vacation. Large Honduran mahogany kitchen with handpicked Italian granite hosts American sized top end appliances. Full width deck from the living room and master bedroom boast 180 degree views of the beach, ocean, and reef. The decks off the guest suites have excellent viewing of the common grounds and mountains. The rooftop game room and spectacular full roof level deck is complete with entertaining 10 including the scenic view from the rooftop pool. Totaling 3 beds, 2 pull outs, and 2 home theaters it is great for the whole family. Elegant furnishings and memory foam bedding provides a restful vacation. The views are unbeatable and the location is ideal. A romantically set 5-star restaurant only steps away. Its the Roatan Island Utopia.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Matt Adkins (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Matt Adkins

Villa del RIU has been a dream of ours since we first sank our toes in the silky white sand beaches of West Bay. Roatan is such a special place for us and I am sure it will be for you too. The friendly people and welcoming culture make Roatan a home to everyone that visits.

Matt Adkins purchased this villa in 2013

Why Matt Adkins chose Roatan

This location is ideal for any reason of vacation. West Bay has an amazing white sand beach with warm waters and world class diving and snorkeling. It also hosts numerous cruise ships and visitors every year. Villa del RIU is minutes from all of the action but far enough to be private and secluded offering the best of both entertainment and relaxation.

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Villa, Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great experience. Matt (the owner) was so helpful in planning the trip, giving flight recommendations (getting to Roatan from Detroit is tricky), grocery recommendations and travel from the airport.

The Villia is exactly as described in the listing, with a nice balcony overlooking the very quiet beach and a rooftop with even better views. The Meridian has a very good restaurant, nice pool, and very friendly staff. I'm vegan and the restaurant accomodated me no problem. Also, several days we used the kayaks at the Meridian and paddled over to West Bay. That trip is a great way to see the magnificent coast, and is only a 10 minute trip. The snorkeling is some of the best we have ever experienced. And it was really nice to get away from West Bay - it's kind of nuts there with all the people. We also easily walked to West Bay (just stuck our 4 year old in a backpack), great exercise. We felt extremely safe the entire trip.

So many places in the world to see, but if I come back to Roatan, I will stay at the Meridian.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Excellent Vacation Rental! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this villa for 1 week and would've rented for 2 but our second week, the unit was already rented. We were a party of 5 adults. This property is fabulous. State of the art appliances, beautiful decor and amazing views. I have not one complaint about this Villa. The rooftop pool is beautiful and we certainly made use of it while watching the beautiful sunsets. Matt (owner) was very accommodating and his prompt responses to our many questions prior to and even during our stay made our week even more enjoyable. Victor was also always available to answer any questions and Alex was always eager to show us around the island. My husband and his friend went deep sea fishing and caught some amazing fish. Upon their return, Victor asked the chef from Kismet (amazing restaurant 15 steps from Villa) to come in and cook our fresh fish for us. The best fish we have ever had! The kayaks were used on a daily basis, sometimes 5 & 6 times a day. We also utilized the gym, the additional pool and the fire pit for an amazing night under the stars. Toilet paper, paper towels, fresh towels were always readily available. I would recommend water shoes as the entrance to the water has some tiny pebbles, nothing major but just a heads up. We are "seasoned" travelers and this property is top notch. The only issue we had was that it wasn't available for our second week on the island!!! Thanks again Matt!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Beautiful Villa, a few issues

  • 3 of 5

My family and I stayed here last week. There were 4 adults and 1 toddler.

Pros: Top quality construction, beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, gorgeous views, excellent AC (super loud though in all rooms), great on site restaurant with an awesome waiter (Alex), awesome rooftop deck with pool and relaxing ocean and star views at night.

Cons: This complex is a work in progress at the moment. There is a lot of construction going on all around. The noise wasn't bad until our departure day, which they may have kept it quiet for us during our stay, but the unit(s) underneath this one are still being finished inside and while we packed to leave there was a lot of loud banging, so not sure if that would continue for others during their stay or if they would hold off while it was occupied?

The water pressure was non-existent almost everyday, with a trickle coming out most days. The manager, Gwen said it was due to filling up the pool, but it was like that everyday. We only had hot water 2 days out of 7 because of the water heater needing to be reset.

We rented a cell phone from the office there and it didn't work. The second one we were given didn't work either, the third one was a charm and did work. You really need a cell phone to call taxi cabs. I would suggest renting one in town instead.

The location is peaceful, but the walk to West Bay Beach is not easy and we are all pretty fit. We relied on taxis more than we anticipated to go back in forth to West Bay.

For the price, I would suggest including a cell phone, a BBQ grill, and at least the cost of an airport pick up. These are nice ammenities that, when included, take some stress out of the vacation. We noticed that many of the vacation rentals include these things in the weekly rent, even at a lower weekly rate.

Once this place is fully finished it will be amazing I believe. There is supposed to be a shuttle to West Bay, a swim up pool/bar, and consierge services.

Victor, the onsite manager was absolutely amazing and arranged a fishing trip for us and helped fix the water heater one of the times, and also helped get us another working cell phone. And Alex, the waiter at the restaurant was friendly and funny! And Juan Carlos, who the owner suggested, was AWESOME! He took us on the best island tour and was great with airport pickup and drop off.

Our vacation was wonderful and the villa was comfortable and beautiful.

To justify the price, however, a few kinks should be addressed.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting a review. Its unfortunate there were misconceptions considering the amount of communication we had prior to your stay. We pride ourselves providing a lot of information regarding the villa and also its surroundings and not being just a price and availability. Along with our home, we love to share our experiences and ways we have enjoyed Roatan. We are not a resort, travel agency, or cell phone rep. But we do enjoy sharing what has worked for us and our Roatan routines for helpful ideas to assist others with trip planning.


  • 5 of 5

The minute you step into the villa, it is luxury, pure and simple!!! From the oh, so comfortable, large beds to the open, high-ceiling living room, and then to the cream on the cake, the pool on the top deck, looking up at the stars, pure perfection!!! Everything is spotless, and clean! The home has sumptuously comfortable couches in the living room, and even more comfortable, large beds in each of the three bedrooms. There are three fantastic bathrooms; and the master bedroom has a nice Jacuzzi tub as well! The chef's kitchen is fantastic, from the ulta-modern oven to the large, spacious refrigerator; it is a cook's dream! The deck outside the living room and master bedroom is fantastic! You can stand out there and look out to the see crashing on the shore right in front of you! Then just a walk down the steps, and you can eat gourmet dishes at Kismet, the fantastic open air restaurant and bar for the Meridian. My family and I ate there almost every night, to the accompaniment of surf crashing on the shore, moonlit stars, and lovely conversation! The always fresh fish dishes ranged from luscious, mouth-watering Lobster Thermidor to a spicy Curry Chicken or Fish dish! The Monkey La La, (an island drink), was a perfect sweet treat by the superb bartender! This gourmet restaurant is relaxing, and luxurious! Alex, our waiter, was always attentive and professional, and the culinary delights of every dish by Darwin was amazing! Juan Carlos Rodriguez, our driver and now friend, made our vacation!!! He would pick us up every day from the villa, and take us promptly to our destination. Along the way, he gave us great information about the life and culture of the island. It is a good hike to West End; so having Juan Carlos there every day with his air-conditioned van was mandatory! He also rented us a cell phone which was also mandatory because there is no phone at the villa. Without his assistance; I think it would have been much more difficult to get around, and know the right spots to go on the island. He is a Roatan native, knows English as well as I do, articulate, intelligent, friendly, and really knows Roatan! We would recommend using Juan Carlos's service to anyone who visits Roatan. The villa, is just as described and more!!! It was incredible to sit on the top deck in the pool, and stare at the stars overhead! We would recommend this wonderful place to anyone who wants to stay on Roatan. It is perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I got married on the beach at The Meridian and it was beautiful. We spent a total of 2 weeks at this beautiful villa (Villa Del Riu) and wish we could have stayed longer.

We traveled to Roatan for the first time last year and absolutely feel in love with the island, people, and culture. After staying at Villa Del Riu and spending a great amount of time on the beach, that's centrally located 25 ft. from the villa, we just knew it was the perfect destination wedding location. Because of the culture, beauty, and simplicity of the island; we were excited to share Roatan with our close friends and family.

The owners of the villa are very gracious and accommodating. Everything you need is right at your finger tips. The beds and the pillows are very comfortable. The best I've ever slept on on a vacation. Maybe even better then my own bed. The rooftop deck is a great place to watch the stars at night or watch the cruise ships pass by during the day or better yet, take a dip in the roof top pool. The internet at this villa is the best. The kitchen is fully equipped and we made great use out of it. The villas have two kayaks, a tandem and a single sitter. We took advantage of the tandem kayak and made trips to and from the villas to BananaRama where you can take in some great sight seeing from the water. If you want to take a walk, the street that goes away from the villa is very pretty. At the very end of the asphalt road, there's a dirt road where there lies an amazing double deck that hoovers over a crevice of water. The snorkeling at the villas is the best on the island. We saw a lobster, turtle, squid, varietals of fish schools, and sea life.

Juan Carlos is the villas preferred taxi driver and is one of the best on the island. He's a great tour guide as well.

There is a wonderful restaurant Kismet that is now open a staircase away from the villa. The food was amazing, the chef Darwin is very talented, the sous chef ladies were great as well, and Alex he's the best. They all made our visit amazing and memorable. Our guests were very pleased with the food over the course their stay. We all couldn't get enough of the fresh, delicious food and drink. Ask for the Coconut Rum drink in a coconut, crafted by Alex. Delicious. Also, the seafood soup is a must try, no matter the temp outside, a speciality of Darwin's.

We were sad to leave and can't wait to get back to one of our favorite places. One month is already too long to be away....

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Great all around!

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and two small sons) and I stayed at this condo for Spring Break in March 2014. Matt was extremely helpful in preparing for the trip with personalized emails and phone calls and set up the driver for us at the airport.

The condo is excellent with a nice big balcony overlooking the beach and the sunsets. Each bedroom has it's own suite which is great for a family. The kitchen is a professional kitchen and we ended up making a lot of food at the condo (we stopped at the supermarket from the airport). The upstairs loft does not have A/C and the hot air rises but it did not really bother us since we are from Chicago and it took a good 7 days to thaw out.

The rooftop pool is very nice for small kids and was also a great place to watch sunsets.

If you decide to rent in the future, bring a cell phone that works or else rent a car. It is very hard to get taxis without a phone.

There is still construction being done around the unit so there might be noise from time to time. The pool near the beach was not open when we were there.

The beach, while nice, is rocky so bring reef shoes. The kayaks were great for the kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
Kismet Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
The Black Pearl Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Kismet Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
West Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa del RIU is located right on a silky white sand beach at the western point of Roatan. Excellent snorkeling, diving, and fishing right off the beach. The restaurant/bar is top notch. Views from the villa are breath-taking in so many directions. A short 10 minute walk to the popular West Bay Beach with large resorts, shopping, dive shops, and markets. A quick water taxi ride to West End for an island nightlife, clubs, and cultural shopping. The villa is within a short walk to days worth of adventure, pristine beach, and best reef in the Caribbean. However just far enough from busy beaches, crowds of the cruise ships, and nightlife for when you want to relax, have a romantic retreat, or take a shady siesta in a hammock listening to the waves. Its the best of both vacations in one location.


Rates & Availability

From $320 Per night

Roatan Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season - Construction
Apr 5 2015 - May 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 9 2015 - Aug 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 9 2015 - Dec 19 2015
4 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 19 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Additional guests above 6, additional $40 per night.
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Roatan Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Coral Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Boat Room Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Boat Room - 1 king
    Coral Room - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms have on-suite bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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