I booked this house with a group of friends over New Years. I had been to Utila a few years before, but only stayed in a dive shop hostel. This house was great for our group of 7 friends - 3 bedrooms were great for the couples, and the couch wasn't great, but it worked for our stag friend.
The house is spacious, very comfortable, and well maintained. Big kitchen for cooking, basic but functional living room, and nice patio/deck space for hanging outside. It's very quiet at the house, and literally across the street from the ocean. The Wifi in the house worked well, and the kitchen had adequate cooking utensils/plates/pans to make meals. (no staples however - other than salt/pepper). Laundry machines worked great, as did the AC.
The location is west of town center (if you are coming off the municipal dock, to the left), about a 20 minute walk, or a quick tuk-tuk / taxi ride (we were charged 30 lempiras per person - about $1.50). The walk is nice- it's dirt/gravel for about half of it (the pavement ends at Chepes Beach), and while dark at night, it felt safe. Very easy to get a tuk-tuk TO the condo from town, but you'll generally need to call one to get a ride into town.
The house is just before Coral View resort (picture a small Caribean hotel, not a big fancy resort!), and is part of a duplex. The yard is quite large, there's no immediate neighbors, just a few other scattered rental houses you can vaguely see through the trees. Not much traffic or noise this far from town, which was great. Coral View has a great public dock/bar/terrace to hang out on, and has some of the better snorkeling on the Island - literally across the street from The Palms. They also have a decent scuba shop, rent kayaks, and have a mediocre lunch/dinner option too.
The rental process was great - the owners were communicative, and got us sorted on keys fairly easily. They responded to any needs (extra purified water delivery), and refunded our security deposit promptly.
I'd definitely recommend this place, especially for families, or groups wanting to avoid the noise and chaos of town center. It's easy enough to get to town, but also a nice escape.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us Matt, Hope your able to come back soon!!
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