ROATAN WHITE SAND BEACH, DIVING,FISHING AND PERSONAL SERVICE.

John Hobson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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ROATAN WHITE SAND BEACH, DIVING,FISHING AND PERSONAL SERVICE.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

Overview

Overview

Roatan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious apartment will sleep 2-4 persons. Full size kitchen

Hobbies Hideaway is located on a half mile stretch of white sand beach, with crystal clear waters in the Sandy Bay area of Roatan, just 4km outside of West End. This area represents some of most unspoiled reef area of the Roatan Marine Reserve, with popular dive sites within swimming distance from your beach front apartment.

Explore the coral reef and its pristine beauty of underwater corals, fish and flora. Centrally located between West End and Coxen Hole with banks, ATM's, duty free shops, grocery stores and fine Honduran gift shops with island culture. Our area is undisturbed without the high end tourism. Quiet and tranquil yet close to all attractions. We provide airport transportation to the lodging at no charge.

Honduran coffee is provided free.

Accommodations:

The large apartment has a private bath, fully equipped kitchen, all kitchen ware, purified water, tiled floors, ceiling fans, air conditioning and orthopedic bedding. The apartment faces the beach and reef. Outside your front door is a large entertainment area for socializing, watching the spectacular sunsets or observing the marine life. .BBQ available on the beach to cook fresh local fresh caught fish,shrimp and conch. Free coffee. The Apartment has cold air conditioning for humid and hot days. The Bedroom has your choice 0f King, Queen and twin beddings.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
John Hobson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
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About John Hobson

We are orignally from the Florida Keys Diving the reefs of Fla,. In earlier years it was unsurpassed. Then we discovered Roatan on a vacation. We came to fish and dive but decided to retire here.

John Hobson purchased this apartment in 2005

Why John Hobson chose Roatan

The beach front is beautiful,. Sunsets a different one every night .Being able to swim to the reef without a boat keeps you in shape.

What makes this apartment unique

No stress ,peace and quiet with the ecological natural beauty of the area.

If your seeking to escape the crowds of tourism at high end resorts our area is quiet and undiscovered but close to high end tourism areas

Guestbook comments from the owner

please visit <www.tripadvisor.com>for reviews. Many quests tell us what a great time they had and what a wonderful place. When they get back to the states they get caught up in the hurried daily routine and soon forget to leave feedback.
Apr 2010
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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-(011)-(504)-9929-4720 Roatan(Honduras)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

Wow! Can't Wait to Return!

Wow! Can&#039;t Wait to Return!
  • 5 of 5
The property is exactly as described (maybe a bit better) and John is an amazing host. He picked us up and dropped us off at the airport, acted as our personal well-informed tour guide, set-up fishing and snorkeling excursions, and generally took great care of us all week. He even made the most amazing lunch for us from our fishing catch! I went on a few dives with Coconut Tree Divers that were excellent while we were there, but I didn't see anything better than what we saw on the reef right in front of the condo. The description mentions you will have use of a kayak, but what makes it so wonderful is that it has an anchor!! Miles and miles of pristine coral right in front of the condo and you can explore all of it!! I'm pretty sure that's exactly what heaven is like. Can't wait to come back! Thanks John and Sue!
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
5

Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5
Hi John and Sue, We hope you are doing well sorry for being late with my thank you for all your wellcoming care and help. Your place just some meters away from the coral reef is the closest I can think to a paradise on earth. Your house is like our warm home away from our cold Canada. I recommend this place for those souls who indulge themselves in a quiet, safe environment, and specially one stone throw away from the coral reef and a tamed crystal clear acqua Caribben sea. This place is close enough to any other places for those who love music and outings, but returning to sleep in a peaceful haven. We hope to come back as soon as we can, all our friends now about your piece of heaven, and hospitality. The complete house, bedrooms, kitchen, washroom, airconditioning are excellent. If you had included a 6 star in your rating we had given it to you!!
Muchas gracias (Thank you very much)
Carlos,Marie, Sean and Fran
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
5

Hobbie's Hideaway is a hidden gem!

Hobbie&#039;s Hideaway is a hidden gem!
  • 5 of 5
Another great stay at Hobbie's Hideaway! Hiring Miss Betty, an islander cook with culinary skills that could challenge to be the best on the island, was the smartest decision I made! Miss Betti cooked so many amazing dishes, cleaned the kitchen after serving our family and made our family vacation less work for mom so that I could enjoy the rest and relaxation as well. Miss Laura coming in to clean up behind my pack of boys definitely took a load off of mom as well! John and Sue's hospitality and great island "home" make the stay a lot of fun for all. Between fishing and snorkeling trips with Ronald, the boat captain and property caretaker, the kayaks and paddle boat, snorkel gear and amazing beachfront, grilling on the beach, maid service, traditional island cook, massive covered deck with stereo system and big screen, great security from Taboo the island "wonderdog", the knowledgeable and personal service whether it be seclusion and privacy or fun gatherings amongst the guests, Hobbie's Hideaway is the best, smartest and reasonably priced island getaway and home away from home. You couldn't ask for better location, view, lodging and hosts than you will find at Hobbie's. John, Miss Sue, Ronald, Miss Laura and Miss Betti make vacation and island flair relaxing, fun and always a great time! I know we will keep coming back to Hobbie's Hideaway as long as John & Sue will keep letting us come!
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Melinda. Our greatest satisfaction in operating a vacation retreat is received from our guests and making their time on Roatan a enjoyable experience. Thank you for staying with us. Please return soon. John /Sue
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Brighton Beach, South Brooklyn, NY
5

Life takes a different flow in Hobby’s Hideaway!!!

  • 5 of 5
Dear John and Sue! We can’t thank you enough for our wonderful experience at Hobbie’s Hideaway! It is a real gem. With the property located right on the beautiful beach, and the dock where you can relax in hammocks and then take a dip amazing Caribbean water that washes away all the stress and tiredness of big city. Reefs are so close and underwater life is breathtaking. Not mentioning gorgeous sunsets and fishing experience.
We stayed in one bedroom apartment that had everything that was needed for comfortable living including cooking utensils, refrigerator, hot water, comfy bed, towels, A/C and Wi-Fi. Finding a heavy stainless steel sauté pan was heaven on earth for making my island inspired (cumin, coriander, habanero pepper) chicken curry. We would usually cook and then have our meal on the verandah, with all wooden chairs and tables and calming view of the Caribbean sea. The design of the whole place reflects the host's warm and caring personality. 'Screw the cracker, Polly wants a cocktail' is still fresh in our jokes repertoire. The highlight of it all was catching a nice Yellow Tail Grunt 1 footer right from the dock at night on my light and long Tenkara rod. The fish gave me some nice fight!
Property location is close enough to shopping, however secluded, private, and quiet.
John and Sue are amazing people and are super accommodating. John picked us up from the airport and stopped by the market so we can buy groceries and produce. He also took us back to the airport when we were leaving.
John would take us on boat trips, showing us most beautiful underwater locations. We would like to also thank Ronald, John’s very important addition to the team, who would accommodate us with whatever we needed and give us very good tips on what bait to use for fishing and other things.
To give heads up to the future guests: bring bug spray with you to protect yourself from sand fleas and mosquitoes. Better yet, bring light long sleeve and pants to prevent bites. However John has some homemade island crème that will alleviate itching once you got bitten.
We had unforgettable experience kayaking to mangroves, fishing, taking naps in hammocks. The life just takes a different flow in Hobbie’s Hideaway: fun, quiet, relaxing, romantic. Again we want to thank our wonderful hosts John and Sue for everything that they've shared with us.
We definitely recommend this place for everyone.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Yevgenity and Olga. Thank you ,thank you, thank you for such a great review. Were so happy we could show you a different attitude on a new latitude. Getting out of the big city to a tropical paradise is an experience. Were here to support you and new arriving guests. Please hurry back. We miss the aroma of your culinary skills . Next time the fish will be bigger Please email soon. John and Sue
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-(011)-(504)-9929-4720 Roatan(Honduras)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Winter Haven, FL 33881, USA
5

Terrific place & wonderful hosts

Terrific place &amp; wonderful hosts
  • 5 of 5
I have been using VRBO for awhile now to find cozy, authentic accomodations in Roatan. I chose Hobbie's Hideaway in Sandy Bay for my 3rd trip to the island because of it's proximity to the reef. My friend and I both 65+ could not have been happier with the choice. Our hosts, John & Sue and all the other wonderful guests we met made our month in Roatan feel like our 2nd home. Our 1 bedroom with twin beds, full kitchen and adjoining living roonm were perfect for the 2 of us. The TV, WIFI & water pressure were great....this is not always true in Roatan!! Everything we needed to cook our own meals was provided or quickly obtained from our hosts. Providing transportation to and from the airport, to the grocery store, bottled water, and extras like coffee & filters, toilet paper, soap, dish detergent, etc were a BIG plus. Evening gatherings on the porch and especially Sunday BBQ's (cooked by locals and/or John) added to the "at home" atmosphere. A short walk up to the main road made the trip into Coxen Hole & West End very easy and affortable. I would certainly recommend Hobbie's Hideaway to anyone looking for an affortable, peaceful retreat in Roatan. Hope to return next year,
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Hello Pat, Thank you for your review. Sue thanks you and me for pitching in on the busy Sunday BBQ and fish platter specials. We needed that special touch as busy as we were. Were verry happy that you found the apartments to your liking. We do work hard to ensure your vacation is a enjoyable one. Our affordable rates ,our pristine area, make us very busy . But it our easy going guests is what we really enjoy. just down to earth people like you and Nanntte and our many others guests. Thank you for staying with us. We'll be looking for you next year. Reserve early. Sincerely ,john and Sue
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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
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-(011)-(504)-9929-4720 Roatan(Honduras)
Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Iowa
5

A Paradise I call Home

  • 5 of 5
Paradise: a place of extreme beauty, delight, or happiness. I would say that’s a perfect fit for Hobbies Hideaway. It is a beautiful place, with gorgeous sunsets and ocean front view. The owners John and Sue did everything to make our stay a delight. We had everything we needed along with their knowledge of the island and people, their wonderful personalities and kind hearts. We had so much fun with them, and laughter we'll never forget. The island people were happy and inviting as well. Hobbies was a perfect location for us. It was quiet and away from the crowds of downtown. When we wanted to go though, it was only a short distance away. It was so relaxing to sit out front with a beer in the warm ocean breezes or lay in a hammock on the dock and watch the passing boats. We couldn’t have been happier.
Home: an area in which a person feels they belong, a state of comfort. We have traveled allot and have never felt at home until now. We spent almost a month at Hobbies and not once felt uncomfortable. John and Sue welcomed us in like family. Our room was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We had everything we needed. We found a place we belong. The popular saying, “ Home is where the heart is”, well that’s just it. A piece of our hearts are in Roatan at Hobbies Hideaway and we will go back. Hope to see you there!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Jean, Thank you for the praise and review. Your response is most reassuring. We like to know we made you happy with our accommodations. We also still can't forget the good times . Your laughter still carries with us every evening. Can't wait tell you'll return.
John and Sue
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Car: not necessary

Dive certifications, dive trips Offshore fishing, Excellent bone fishing on the flats, rental boats available, Marine ecological park, popular dive sites, Dolphin encounters and show close to us, disco bars, nightlife, . Canopy Zip line,scooter rentals

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Roatan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low seasom
Apr 30 2014 - Nov 14 2014
1 night minimum stay
$75
$400
$1,900
 
 
High Season
Nov 15 2014 - May 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
$85
$500
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$75
$400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Reservation cancelations forfeit deposit 45 days before arrival, Airline or travel itinerary delays illness or acts of God deposits are not refundable.
Free shuttle service from airport or ferry. Initial supermarket stop on arrival
The Honduran currency changes in value. Currently American cash brings a higher rate of exchange. We suggest cash as you get more value for the dollar. lock boxes in
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Amenities

Amenities

Roatan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full shower with hot and cold water. no Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra or different bedding is available,
  • KING SIZE or Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) On request for infants, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold down Fulton in living room area ,sleeps a additional person. Your choice,email
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
snorkeling equipment provided ,motor skiffs available, Charter offshore fishing,flats fishing, Island tours available. our tours you will see the whole island a full day tour, Lighthouse estates, West Bay , West End, Punta Gorda Oak Ridge, Jonesville .Hole in the Wall. more.
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