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

John Hobson

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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John Hobson

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2015
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ROATAN WHITE SAND BEACH, DIVING,FISHING AND PERSONAL SERVICE.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment

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
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 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
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Roatan White Sand Beach, Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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
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
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
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
5

Hobbie'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: VRBO, from HomeAway
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

Map

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

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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

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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