|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Orchid Breeze Apartment at Villa Delfin: Stay in our amazing 1000ft2 one bedroom condo (King sized bed), with twin sofa bed in living room. The apartment has granite counter tops, beautifully tiled bathroom and floors, minutes to the beach, part of a fabulous spanish colonial villa that is nestled up on the hill in the jungle so that you have all the privacy you want, and then when you want to get into the restaurant and bar life, it is a 5 minute car ride away! With the private ocean view deck, you can put your feet up and relax with your favorite drink close by.
Our luxurious villa, built in a classic Spanish colonial style, all of our 110V appliances run off of our solar system, so you will never be out of power on an island where the power can go out very frequently. The villa has a cocktail pool on the sun terrace overlooking the jungle canopy, with the turquoise Caribbean waters sparkling in the distance. The 220V a/c units run off of the island's power supply (additional cost of $10 US /night, based on nightly usage only)
Keywords: A 1000 ft2 condo with full one bedroom with King sized bed plus sofa bed in living room to sleep 4. Extra bedroom available with King Sized Bed. Huge vaulted ceilings, balcony with comfortable patio furniture and with ocean/jungle views, Amazing pool with view of jungle and ocean, living room with comfortable couches and dining area. Fully equipped kitchen. Close to beach. Solar backup power.
I finished construction on the villa in 2008 and am now managing it with my husband. I am also one of the musicians on the island!
Carleen Roth purchased this apartment in 2008
Fabulous diving, warm clear water, beautiful surroundings!
The villa is an eco villa, powered by solar power and thus, when the island's power goes out, we still have our lights, fridges, fans, etc all running! We have, a beautiful pool with jungle and ocean views and are a 15 minute walk along the beach to West Bay restaurants and bars.
This is a great property with some major flaws that keep it from getting more than 3 stars.
First, what makes it great?
Orchid Breeze is a very comfortable, large & breezy apartment. It is a concrete building that feels solid and keeps noise from the other apartments from ruining your vacation. It's location high on a hill provided a constant cooling breeze. There is a very large patio with a decent view of the ocean through the tree canopy down the hill. The bed is king sized & very comfortable. The kitchen is large and well equipped. A small pool for guests' use provides a great social space to meet fellow travelers. There is also a roof deck that provides enhanced views of the ocean (though there is not much in the way of furniture). The house has solar backup for power, so we were insulated from the power blackouts on the rest of the island. There is even a cell phone for guest use. Best of all, is Laurie, the property manager. She went out of her way to help us at every turn.
Why not more stars?
The location of Orchid Breeze, well up a steep hill from the ocean (8 min walk, no parking) severely limits how guests can go about enjoying the water. The boutique hotel at the bottom of the hill is not friendly toward non-residents. To enjoy the beach guests must walk about 15 minutes down to often-overcrowded West Bay. That includes going up & down a set of stairs to cross a tall bridge, negotiating 150' of rock and past undeveloped property. (That latter fact is what made us a bit nervous coming back from West Bay after dark.) The hill is even steeper going from the house up to the road. Unless you're a mountain goat, you won't like it. As a result, everyone staying at Villa Delfin eventually rented cars. Taxis can be called from the provided list, but prices can be quite high.
There is no TV & precious little internet access. There is a flat panel TV with a handful of DVDs to watch, but no access to any TV programs. Normally that's not a big deal, but sometimes it's nice to see what the weather is planning to do. The exceedingly poor quality of internet access is a much bigger problem. Orchid Breeze had literally the worst & slowest internet that I experienced anywhere on Roatan.
All in all, this is a good value on an island that is generally over-priced. If you're planning to look for real estate & tour the island with a car, this is a good choice. If you are looking for a beach vacation, I'd keep looking.
Beautiful turquoise water views and walking distance to West Bay Beach- perfect. The Villa was so beautiful that we often forgot that we were traveling in a developing nation. Clean, comfortable and peaceful- exactly what the Doctor ordered. In all my travels I’ve never met such gracious hosts, Carleen and Marlin, you are the treasure of the island. If we can’t book again with you- we’ll get as close as we can!
My wife and I syated here for 2 amazing weeks. Roatan is a great place to vacation and this is a great lpace to stay. The Apartment was very clean. As a matter of fact is it practically new. Just built I believe. It has all the amenities that one would want or find in stylish american apartment: beautiful bathroom, great kitchen. Carleen and Marlin were very sweet and generous hosts. They picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. Even gave us some rides into town.
It is an five minute walk to the beach. Though a little hill climb back tot he house.
Town centers are a little distance. But taxis will bring you there and back if you like. You may want to rent a car.
The Villa, . . . does it get any better than this? Nestled in the jungle, a luxurious 4 bedroom villa, overlooking the Caribbean with a private pool, ensuites in every bathroom, some bedrooms have both sunset and sunrise decks, the upper bedrooms have 20'+ ceilings, the rest 10', concrete construction, tiled floors, custom Honduran hardwood cabinetry. I LOVE this place.
Both the house and the hosts were much better then expected. This is a BEAUTIFUL place and we all had an awesome experience! The owner and host did so much to accomodate us which made everything very user-friendly! A+++++++
The island of Roatan is known for its fabulous diving. It also offers horseback riding, snorkelling, fishing and some of the whitest beach in the Caribbean. There are lots of great restaurants and live music. A very entertaining island but without all the over development that most other islands have. You won't see a single high rise, big chain restaurant or store. You won't even see a stop light! It's very enchanting!
|Refundable damage deposit||$187|
We can coordinate airport pickup with a stop at the supermarket. It is a $35 US fee which you pay directly to the driver. The a/c in the bedroom at night is an additional fee of $10 Us/night, based on nightly usage only.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.