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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.

John Hobson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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John Hobson

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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Roatan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious apartment will sleep 2-4-6 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)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2015

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

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Perfection at Hobbies Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing and relaxing vacation at Hobbies. Thanks to our host, Sue and John we could relax from the time we were picked up at the airport until we sadly had to go home after two weeks in this lovely quiet and safe area. The information provided to us by John gave us the knowledge and confidence to take the local bus to town and explore on our own. Our little apartment # 3- was perfect for our needs and the large covered porch allowed us to enjoy the ocean view and the soft breeze.

My best friend and I get together every few years and plan a girl’s get away. (More accurately - older ladies in our 60's) We wanted to snorkel and walk and enjoy the area, and we did. There was no difficulty for us to swim from the dock to the reef every sunny day. The reef is full of life everywhere you look. We could not have been more amazed with the sites and having it right in front of the apartment doubled our pleasure. Thank you so much Sue and John for sharing this experience with us. The personal service at Hobbies is superior to any we have previously experienced. The airport pickup, grocery shopping and the tour of the towns gave us a sense belonging. You will not get service like this just anywhere, what a pleasure to have experienced this from our hosts Sue and John. John arranged horseback riding on the beach and drove to us to Anthony’s Keys for our morning ride. If you want to do any tours, John was there to help you find just the right tour to fit your needs.

The area is quiet and private, just what we wanted. No overcrowded beach, just the sound of the waves and a soft breeze. We walked the beach and rarely encountered anyone, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves to explore.

I highly recommend Hobbies Hideaway for a restful vacation. You are just minutes from town if you want to eat out or shop and the beautiful beach at the apartment when you don't. Hobbies provides the best of both. We meet people in town from all over the world. The Honduran people we meet were friendly and helpful. The street vendors were pleasant and respectful when we said no thank you to them, we never felt put upon like at so many places we have visited.

The apartment is not large, but clean and well equipped. We used the beach BBQ almost every night to cook, what a lovely way to end a great day. I almost forgot, they supply you with free coffee

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Beaupré,Qc. Canada
5

Warmhearted, confortable, feel like home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful site,quiet, far from road traffic.We hear only the wind and the waves breaking on the most beautiful section of Roatan Recife. From the dock you could swim out to the reef, or use a kayak,equipped with an anchor, available for guests. There is only three rooms for rent, so it's never overcrowd. We feel like HOME . The location is perfect , private sandy beach , no exhausting sellers, private dock to hook up hammock, or watch beautiful sunset . You are at few minutes driving ,to groceries, or fish market . Use taxi, very cheap, or ask John I'll give you a ride.

You could cook your meal in your apartment or on the grill , and taste it on the wooden covered patio. Or Take a short walk to Blue Parrot restaurant.If you want go out, West End , where is many restaurants and bars ,is at $3. taxi ride(one way per person).

Hobies Hydeway is not a divers center, but there is one at 5 minutes walk by the beach,

Blue Island divers, where you'll experience awesome small group dives,with great staff. Installations and gear are brand new.

We highly recommend the place, and look forward to return

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dennis, Thanks for the review, You summed it up.right. Quiet ,clean,beach front accommodations. And Yes our greatest thank you comes from our guests that we were able to have enjoy a memorable vacation. Hope to see you next year. Many Canadians have discovered Roatan to escape the cold. EH !!. Bing some SCUBA equipment .While take you to the walls and wrecks. Thanks for staying with us. john and Sue
5

Rustic and privaye getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our main purpose for coming to Roatan Island was to snorkel a healthy reef. We are avid snorkelers and found a huge variety of corals, beautiful fish and other incredible sea life. Now that the entire island is a marine preserve, it is patrolled daily.

When we travel we like to live like the locals with as much privacy as possible. We found this and much more at Hobbies Hideaway. John and Sue treated us like family and went far above and beyond the call of duty to assure we had everything we needed and were enjoying ourselves. They were always available.

If you're looking for mints on your pillow and 1000 count cotton sheets, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for an island experience right on the beach with a swim out to an incredible reef, this is your place. Hobbies Hideaway is rustic but very clean and has everything you need. We cooked all our meals for two weeks with the exception of two lunches when we were touring the island with John and when we went into West End. If I needed a special pot or spice, all I had to do was ask. We highly recommend the half day snorkel trip with Ronald, who works there. He took us to special places we couldn't have gotten to on our own.

The wooden outdoor covered patio is a great place for relaxing and having your meals.

Any time we needed to go to the grocery store, John took us. Other places we went we went by taxi. They come by regularly and are inexpensive. We didn't feel the need to rent a car.

We highly recommend this place as a vacation spot. We'll be back

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ron and Ann. it's good people like you'll that visit that makes our days. We have some awesome Grillmasters on that BBQ. With the fresh seafood,Lobsters ,Shrimp. Grilled Fish and Churrasco steaks. Alll the island dogs were begging. Hope to see you next year. Thanks for saying with us.
Houston, TX
5

The Perfect Place to Stay on Roatan

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location, close to town and right on the ocean, but not crowded like the West End. More importantly, a genuine spirit of hospitality and generosity from the hosts complete the experience of being on Roatan. Also, their local knowledge made anything we wanted to do or find very easy. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Elgin,Oklahoma/US
5

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Hobbies Hideaway...what a great vacation. John and Sue are wonderful hosts. We were really impressed with the great location. It is secluded and very well maintained. And , it is less than 50 steps to the water. The beaches were raked and cleaned daily. John not only transported us to and from the airport but, he and Sue took us shopping(groceries)twice. We were there for Christmas of 2014. John and Sue decorated the beautiful outdoor lanai with lights and a Christmas tree. They also brought all the guest some homemade Key-lime pie. You will not feel like just a number when you visit this place. These folks care about their guest having a wonderful vacation. Buz/Elaine would like to thank John/Sue for being such wonderful hosts. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Buzzz and Elaine, you guys were great. Hurry back next year . We'll plan more outings. may have Scuba diving available.
5

Wow! Can'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: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Galaxy Wave
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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

From $75 Per night

Roatan Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
May 2 2015 - Nov 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$75
$400
$2,000
 
 
High Season
Nov 12 2016 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$85
$465
$2,400
 
 
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
Deposits are required to ensure your time is available on arrival. eposit of $100.00 for one week of rental time. Deposit are due 4 days after confirmation of rental by email. Deposit is forfeited for no shows ,change of rental times, or cancellation less than 45 days of arrival. Dates cannot be changed do to airline schedules or acts of God.
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Amenities

Roatan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
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 , Vanity sink
  • Full shower with hot and cold water. no Jacuzzi tub
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 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:
  • arboretum
  • 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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