House, 2 Bedrooms + covered veranda, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)Close to beach!
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About David finkelstein
I've been a painting contractor most of my adult life. In 1988 I took my first trip to Roatan for a scuba diving trip. Years later when looking for a retirement home in the Carribean I decided that Roatan would be the place. I loved the third world feeling. I wanted a more simplistic life and found it.
David finkelstein purchased this House in 1999
Why David finkelstein chose West End
The Wood House in my prejudiced opinion has the very best location in West End. The beach, restaurants, bars, ,gift shops, dive shops are all within a short walk from the house. No car rental is necessary!
What makes this House unique
When staying at The Wood House most of your time is spent outside relaxing under the covered verandah. It's a unique house that offers me all I want and need. To me there is a magical vibe to the house. It's my dream come true!
Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Outside only. Dispose of your butts properly
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No guests allowed inside the house
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
I loved the place. Great location
and just the right size.
Keith, I'm so glad you enjoyed it and had a great time!
the perfect island getaway
This rustic cabin was perfect for us. Everything is made of wood. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Town is in walking distance. The grocery store is only a block away. Nights are quiet, but entertainment is only a short walk away. The house and the grounds were immaculate. The house itself is very bohemian, very funky. It was a perfect island retreat. We loved everything about it.
Great location but ...
My wife and I rented the Wood House for the week of April 23rd to 30th. First off, the house is in a great location in the west end and is accessible to everything within a very short walk. The house is very rustic which being from Colorado is okay with us, however, the owner assured us that it stays cool enough without A\C. I must tell you, that is very untrue. There are ceiling fans and floor fans of which I was told would suffice. Again, very untrue. The rooms in this house were so hot, even at night that it was almost unbearable. We are low maintenance travelers and and we do not complain about much but I can tell you this is a major detractor from the house. Believe me, when it's 85 degrees and humid you will sit there and just sweat constantly, which is fine of course when you're out diving or staying busy but not at night when you are trying to sleep. It's unfortunate because the property has lots of potential and a great outdoor living room between the three buildings (the main house w/ kitchen and bathroom, the master bedroom, the half bath and laundry). The property needs some refurbishing and upkeep, it had rusted door bolts that did not work well, the fridge did not work (had to put groceries in the freezer to keep cool but would not get cold enough to make ice), light switches in main house have loose connections so lights are hard to turn on. Overall, we enjoyed the property but the lack of cool air in the living areas really took away from the experience. This could be solved with just two little wall units that could be installed in the main house and the bedroom and that would make a major difference. The other problem was that the house is up for sale and the owner David never mentioned there would be showings during our stay. It would have been appreciated if we were informed of this prior, but found out the day we arrived by the property manager. The one shining light is Tanja the property manager who is very helpful with everything and a great lady and she made the showings as painless as possible (except of course when this older annoying couple had a showing earlier and then waited around nearby until we got back from diving and ambushed us by walking right into the gate and came into the property and started to walk around without asking). We did enjoy our vacation despite some of these inconveniences but be cautious before renting.
Eric and Julie M
I'm so sorry Eric and Julie found it too hot. Generally as long as the power is on it's always been comfortable for me and a long list of past renters. I agree that the house does need a freshening up.because of health issues I haven't been there in almost two years now. I am however going to roatan for two weeks starting May 10 to do repairs and paint the exterior.
The house is fine. I loved the true tropical design. Everything we needed or wanted was in easy walking distance. We felt safe and comfortable all through the West End. I can't wait to go back
Everything about our time at the Wood House was lovely. I loved the house, the people, and I must say, the animals. Everyone was so ready to help. The beach was wonderful. I got to try wake boarding. We went kayaking, and just spent a lot of time at the beach. The water taxis were wonderful, plus you have to try the zip lining. House was great. Lovely architecture, and a lot of local living. I will go back. Wi-fi is available at most of the restaurants.
Safe and Secluded but perfect location
This home was perfect for our week stay. The 6ft fence surrounding the property made us feel very safe. We went in October when the temperatures were around 80 degrees. At night it was still comfortable with the fans on and the windows open but there is no ac. If we went in the hotter months, that may have been an issue. Also, what you cannot clearly tell from the photos is that the "2nd bedroom" is actually a bed in the middle of the kitchen. Thankfully we were the only two people staying there and we stayed in the other bedroom but if we had been with another couple, we would not have wanted to stay in that room because the ceiling was open to the bathroom. Might be fine for a family or very close friends, but not for a set of couples since the only shower is in that room of the house which is open at the top to the kitchen and bed area. Also, if you had small children, they would be sleeping in a completely separate building connected by a deck.
The walk into West End was only about 100 yards, where we got to experience the nightlife and the fantastic restaurants. You could take a taxi or a water taxi to West Bay which has the best beaches for snorkeling. The owner and the local property manager were fantastic. They organized a taxi to meet us at the airport, take us to the grocery store and pick us up on our departure date for a ride back to the airport. Overall, we have an amazing stay and cannot wait to come back.
One minute walk to Half Moon Bay Beach! The World's Deepest Submarine - a truly A unique experience. Explore depths to 2500 feet below the surface! A one minute walk to Sundowners Beach Bar. All that West End has to offer is but a short walk from the house. Completely fenced in and private.