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Dennis Hoffman

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Relax into luxury at our West End beachfront villa—with private pool

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Four bedroom (king, 3 queen, twin), Four bathroom (3 ensuite), Sleeps 9+

Looking for high-end accommodations in West End? Look no further—our beachfront villa on Half Moon Bay offers the authentic Roatan experience, plus all the amenities you’d expect from an upscale resort.

We’ve designed each room to be a retreat in itself. The villa boasts four spacious bedrooms, three of which have in-suite bathrooms. Three of the bedrooms have views of the Caribbean, and all four have their own flat-screen TVs. The master bedroom is especially luxurious, with vaulted hardwood ceilings and floors and a private balcony that looks out over both Half Moon Bay and the Caribbean. Each room is decorated in an eco-spa style, giving the villa a sense of tranquility and comfort.

Outside, you’ll find a private infinity-edge plunge pool, which overlooks the ocean. Coupled with the partially covered patio and resort-caliber furnishings, it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax.

In addition to all this, the villa features dual-zone AC, a brand new water filtration system, a high-end kitchen with granite and stainless steel accents, plush linens, an infrared BBQ, and high speed Wi-Fi. We also provide a full concierge service through our local property manager, and our private chef is available upon request.

For travelers who want an authentic Roatán experience, the villa couldn’t be better situated. West End is known as more of a neighborhood than a resort town, and you’ll find fewer tourists here than you would in West Bay. Even so, there are plenty of activities within a half hour of the villa, including dolphin encounters, ziplining, horseback riding, scuba diving, and golfing, to name a few. You can even visit an iguana farm!

You don’t have to go far to snorkel—hop in the water right off the villa, and you’ll be swimming in the world’s second-largest barrier reef. Approximately 96% of all Caribbean marine life is found here, and you’re likely to encounter sea turtles, lionfish, lobsters, and more.

It’s rare to find such luxury in West End. Get in touch with us to book your dates today!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dennis Hoffman (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dennis Hoffman

We live in the greater Boston area with our four children (15, 13 and a pair of 9 year olds as of the year we bough the villa). Originally from upstate New York and Seattle, Washington, we moved here almost 20 years ago for work and to raise our family. We love to travel, dive, ski, and generally explore the many amazing experiences the world has to offer.

Dennis Hoffman purchased this villa in 2012

Why Dennis Hoffman chose Bay Islands Honduras

We purchased Half Moon Bay House after staying in one of the sister villas with our children in March of 2011. During that trip, we explored the island, did a bunch of diving, hit the zip lines and generally decompressed. It became apparent over the week that Roatán was an island on the cusp - in the process of being 'discovered' but far from over developed and commercialized - and West End was a truly unique and frankly, cool place from which to experience all that Roatán has to offer. We had such a great time, we wanted to own a part of it and, hopefully, share that with you and guests from around the world.

What makes this villa unique

The most unique aspect of the villa is its location. There are luxury accommodations all over the world, but there are only five on a coral peninsula in the heart of West End village on one of the last true, undiscovered Caribbean islands.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I had seen a show on HGTV's International House Hunters that featured Coral Vistas. After our jaws hit the floor, we taped it to show to our usual Mexico travel buddies. The seven of us have been renting houses in Playa del Carmen for 18 years, but it has lost its' luster. Too big, too expensive, and now full of American fast food places. We pined for the old Playa of simpler days with local charm and authenticity. After getting together and watching the tape everyone wanted to go there. So, we looked it up on the internet, and the descriptions and pictures we found, only convinced us more that we needed to make it this winter's escape from Minnesota. The seven of us spent a fabulous week at the Half Moon Bay House, old Playa rediscovered, only better!

We were rewarded by a better than expected experience. Roatan is a beautiful, laid back island with beautiful beaches and extremely friendly people. The house surpassed our highest expectations. It was very clean and wonderfully decorated with fabulous views in all directions. Someone from the agency that manages these properties met us when we arrived and filled us in on all the great things there are to do on the island. Anytime we had a problem or a question, help was just a phone call to the office and a few minutes away. Most everything we wanted to do was literally just steps from the house. Great affordable restaurants, bars and shops, and a spectacular beach. We didn't do as many things as we initially thought we would, because sitting on the front patio by the pool with balmy breezes, great views, a cool drink, conversation or a good book was so relaxing that it was difficult to budge us.

One of the greatest experiences we had was to hire a cook ( Susan ), and have her cook us an island dinner at the house. Indescribable! We can all pack in a good size meal, but we still had enough leftovers for another meal. Another must, is to hire a boat with crew, which is very easy to do, and go by sea around about a third of the island to a wonderful and quirky restaurant called the "Hole in the Wall". Would you enjoy all the Lobster tail and barbeque you can eat for $25.00? We sure did!

Oh, and the best for last. There is not one single American fast food joint in West End!

We are having a Roatan group reunion this weekend, and there is no doubt that we all want to go back next winter, only for two weeks this time.
Feb 2011
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based on 48 traveler reviews

Relax into luxury at our West End beachfront villa—with private pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews

Place was great! Outstanding location in the heart of West End overlooking Half Moon Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed and cared for home with all the modern amenities. Dennis (the Owner) was easy to work with and the folks at Roatan Vacation Rentals took care of us. Roatan is extremely easy to navigate, the locals speak fluent English and the restaurants serve both American and Honduran food. Be sure to check out Marco at Dix's Halfway Inn. For a great meal, have dinner at Roatan Oasis-up on the hill just a few steps from town. We did everything from zipline, to horseback riding to fishing to Mayan jungle to renting scooters and touring the island. What a great place!!! Did not see a cloud in the sky the entire week we were there. In the middle of Half Moon Bay is an old sailboat they have converted to a "water jungle jim". Make sure you swim out there and jump off the high platform.

If there is one negative-and a you really have to look for one, its the cruise ships. From Monday through Thursday the ships come in and drop off the passengers. From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm the West End gets a little crowded but once they leave its back to normal.

We will definitely return and when we do we will be staying with Dennis at Coral Vista #1.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Words cannot accurately describe......

  • 5 of 5

Second time staying at this property, 4 1/2 years apart. Both times with different adult friends. Everyone loved it. Words and pictures cannot adequately describe this home due to its location and convenience to surrounding amenities. The concierge services offered through Roatan Life truly give staying here the feel of a 5 Star resort with the privacy of a home. We will return again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to share you're thoughts with future guests. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay. Return visits - even 4 1/2 years apart - are the greatest compliment. Come back soon.
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Coral Vista, simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had the best multi family vacation of all time. Two families totaling 10 people, very comfortable, with great access to everything Roatan has to offer. Bertha and Lizz were great, and we enjoyed Chef Susan on multiple occasions preparing meals. The area was safe and had so much to do and to enjoy, with the house so well appointed we were never wishing for more.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Charles. We're so glad you had a great time!
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa with all the modern amenities. Very comfortable stay with amazing views of Half Moon Bay, and literally only a few steps away from the water. Food and shopping available just outside your door. A security guard was sitting outside at night, right at the stairs to this beautiful villa, almost as if you have a personal door man. We had a fantastic time.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the review Brian. We truly appreciate it, and we're glad you had such a great experience at our home in West End.
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The best location we could have imagined!

  • 5 of 5

Coral Vista #1 was ideal for our vacation in Roatan. We enjoyed the large kitchen, inside and outdoor dinning areas, and large patio where we usually congregated to relax. The pool was ideal for our child... but the ocean, steps away was absolutely amazing. Bertha was so helpful and always available for every need. Pedro also was available for anything we needed as well. The kayaks were ideal to play in the water and we were able to find some really good snorkeling spots that were accessible through kayaking. All in all, staying at Coral Vista #1 exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend this villa during your stay in Roatan! Happy travels...

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great snorkeling right from the beach

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here for a week with two other couples. The location is certainly convenient to local restaurants and the water taxi to West Bay. The house was comfortable and well planned. They offered a variety of security measures, so any fears about safety can be put to rest. The snorkeling right from the beach beside the villa in Half Moon Bay was wonderful and shouldn’t be missed. The villa was very nice, although it could use some cushions on the porch for sitting comfortably any length of time. Make sure you hire Susan one night to cook for your group. She has a wonderful personality and prepared a delicious feast for our group. In hindsight, I would make my own reservations for tours we wanted to take as we were disappointed with the concierge service. Also, there is now a large inflatable water feature for children right beside the villa. This wasn’t a problem, but it was not something we expected from the photos.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed our villa so much, and thanks for the feedback. We've added a new set of cushions to all the chairs and loungers on the porch. The water feature is a pool slide kind of thing, great fun for kids, and as said above, they are a good neighbor. All of our photos were taken before they set up shop.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Roatan (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
The Lighthouse
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Ferry to Mainland
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Black Pearl
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
The Lighthouse
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Half Moon Bay
Car: not necessary

Roatan is well known as one of the premier diving and snorkeling destinations in the world. Half Moon Bay House is literally yards from the beach and the coral reef, where you can enjoy the warm clear waters of the bay and ocean.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2015 Mid Season
Apr 2 2016 - Jul 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2015 High Season 3
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season 1
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates will be discounted 10% for multi-week and/or multi-villa rentals.
Rates can be discounted up to 20% within 60 days of arrival and up to 40% within 30 days of arrival.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Bay Islands Honduras Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Twin Inflatabed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have private ocean view balconies, three have ensuite baths, one has adjacent bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All 4 bedrooms have ocean view balconies, 3 with en-suite baths. There is a splash pool on the front covered patio. Enjoy amazing sunset views over the Caribbean, cooling breezes, easy walk to West End restaurants, dive shops, etc. The secluded beachfront location ensures quiet privacy.

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