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Beachfront! Diving, Snokeling and Kayaking on site. Billiards/Gaming Room!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

6BR/4.5BA World class Diving/Fishing/Snorkeling/Kayaking - Stunning Ocean Views!

Turtle Casa is a Luxurious 3 story Beach Villa with each level featuring a full kitchen, living room, dining areas, bedrooms and baths. This listing is for renting the entire 6BR, 3 level house. We have 5 additional listings on HomeAway/VRBO that will give you more choices for all our 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom options to suit your needs and budget. Listing address' are provided at the bottom of this section. Please check them all out and make the choice that's the best fit for you.

Turtle Casa will set the stage as one of the best properties you can find on Roatan for affordable and luxurious group gatherings and family reunions. Everyone stays in the same Villa but has their own private suite for quiet time and a place to unwind. Even separate kitchen's to keep mealtime's simple and easy. Traveling with a group is great fun, but you'll really appreciate having private space to retreat when desired.

The Villa is located in the Sandy Bay area, away from the commotion and noise of the tourist areas, and at the same time just a short drive to the best areas on the Island for public beaches, restaurants and nightlife. Our property is ideal for the traveler wanting to stay away from the crowds but close to the action. You'll appreciate the quiet at night when you're sitting out on the veranda or swinging in one of our 5 Hammocks, watching the stars and listening to the waves crashing on the reef just offshore.

You couldn't have a better location for Diving, Snorkeling, Kayaking, Fishing, Island excursions to Cayos Cochinos or other exotic locales and Sunset Cruises - The hallmarks of a vacation at Turtle Casa. Walk out the door and have your party picked up right at the end of our dock for all of these activities! Our next door neighbor (Capt Tim) shares our expansive dock and runs one of the most popular charter services in Roatan for deep sea/fly fishing, Island Excursions to Cayos Cochinos and other remote locations like Pigeon Cay and Sunset cruises. Look him up on the web at Ruthless Roatan Charters - You'll want to take advantage of an unforgettable excursion with the best service on Roatan, leaving right from your dock!

And speaking of our dock, Turtle Casa features a custom 2 level Dock, built with ocean activities and entertainment in mind. Plenty of comfortable loungers, swimming area and Sea Kayaks make this a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon. And your diving/fishing/excursion operators all can pick you up right there without having to leave the property!

Or slide one of our kayaks down the easy ramp into the ocean and kayak out to the gorgeous coral reef, just off shore, for some fantastic snorkeling at Roatan's famous dive site, Spooky Channel.

Have you always wanted to swim with Dolphins? The world famous Roatan Institute for Marine Science is located just a short walk from Turtle Casa at Anthony's Key. Here you can Snorkel with Dolphins, Dive with Dolphins or even become a 'Trainer for a Day'. An experience you'll never forget!

So much to do right on site - AND away from all the crowds.

And then there's Turtle Casa's spectacular large decks overlooking the Ocean; my favorite place to swing in the hammock's every morning with a cup of coffee or watch the unbelievably gorgeous Caribbean sunsets!

Lastly, Turtle Casa provides a 2 car garage with automatic garage doors and a full size washer/dryer for your convenience at no charge.

Now let's move inside and I'll describe each of Turtle Casa's 3 private suite's in detail:

The Penthouse Suite, 2BR/2Bath - The top floor of Turtle Casa, the Penthouse features wood floors, fine furnishings from Bali and central America, well equipped kitchen with granite counters, a fine dining table for 6, a very large covered veranda with loungers, hammocks, gas grill and an outdoor dining set for 2. This suite is geared for the more discriminating travelers with 2 large Master Bedrooms, each with it's own private master bath. Master Bedroom 1 features a King size bed and master bath with 2 sinks and a beautiful mosaic rock shower with dual "rain" style shower heads. Master Bedroom 2 features a queen size bed and master bath with 2 sinks and a shower/tub combination. The Penthouse is our most sophisticated and luxurious suite, offering spectacular unimpeded sunset and ocean views.

The Gaming Suite, 2BR/1.5 Bath - Gather together for socializing and fun in the very spacious middle Gaming Suite featuring Billiards, Darts, Stereo and an expansive covered patio. This suite is all about sharing good times with family and friends! It features a large covered veranda with hammocks, loungers, gas grill and an outdoor dining set for 4. Inside you'll find a fine 6 person dining set, expansive living room/game room with 1/2 bath, full kitchen with all appliances and granite counters, even a wine chiller! The 2 Queen bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. Without a doubt, this is where your group will spend most of it's time together and it's got what you need.

Beach Suite, 2BR/1Bath - The Beach Suite is the ground level of Turtle Casa and provides our most economical accommodations. It is smaller in size than the Gaming/Penthouse levels as it shares it's floor space with the 2 car garage. But it still provides 2 good size bedrooms (1 queen/1double), a living room/dining room, full kitchen (half sized fridge) with granite counter tops and a full bathroom. It has a large outdoor seating area just a few steps to the Beach with loungers, hammocks and a gas grill.

If you choose to come vacation with us, let us take care of the details so your vacation is smooth and easy. Our Island Concierge can help you plan the perfect vacation before you arrive! We can provide grocery delivery services, arrange your rental car or help you find a reliable taxi service. Our concierge can also help you plan your daily activities and excursions.

Don't feel like cooking but love the idea of having great home cooked meals? It's easy, just take advantage of our customized chef services. You choose the meals and we'll take care of the shopping, cooking and cleaning for a very reasonable price!

Want maid service during your stay? No problem, we'll have our maids provide you with clean sheets/towels and clean your suite anytime you'd like. Just schedule with our property manager. (A small fee is charged for cleaning/laundry services)

We're really proud of what we've created with Turtle Casa and hope you'll choose to stay with us. Here's a quicklist to recap our amenities:

*3 Sea Kayaks (2 single and 1 double) for Ocean Fun and some of the best Snorkeling on the Island!

* Luxurious High Quality Furnishings from Bali and Central America

* Pool Table & Darts in the Gaming Suite

* High End Finishes like Granite Counters, Hardwood/Tile Flooring

* Stainless Steel Appliances and even a Mosaic Rock Shower with dual shower heads! (Penthouse Suite)

* Fine bedding and comfortable beds.

* Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms and living rooms.

*Airport/Ferry dock transfers available (at extra charge)

* Wireless Internet

* Purified Drinking Water provided

* Cellphones provided for your use (extra minutes to be purchased as needed)

* Hairdryers

* Washer/Dryer

* An enclosed 2 car garage to keep your vehicle's cool

If 6 bedrooms is more than you need, no problem. Turtle Casa was built to be ideal for travelers needing 2, 4, or 6 bedroom options. Each 2 bedroom level of Turtle Casa is available separately or in any combination to give you the most choices to fit your budget and needs. Each floor can be totally private and locked off or opened up to the whole group.

View our additional 2 and 4 bedroom options by copying and pasting the address' below into your browser.

2BR/2 Master Bath Penthouse Suite with Gorgeous 3rd Story Deck, 2 Master Baths and Luxurious Furnishings:

2 BR/1.5 Bath Gaming Suite Level with huge deck, Pool Table and Darts:

2BR/1 Bath Beach Suite with walk out Beach Access. Our most affordable Unit:

4BR/3.5 Bath Penthouse and Gaming Suites - Top 2 Floors with 2 huge Decks and Pool Table/Darts:

4BR/2.5 Bath Gaming and Beach Suites - Lower and Middle Floor with huge Deck/Pool Table/Darts:

More Details

Property Manager
Mark and Katie Waller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Mark and Katie Waller

Turtle Casa is owned by Mark and Katie Waller from Durango, CO. We have 2 grown children, Nicolas and India.

We love living in the Rocky Mountains for hiking, mountain biking, skiing and camping. And of course we try to spend time at Turtle Casa at least twice a year for our Ocean fix!

Mark and Katie Waller purchased this house in 2007

Why Mark and Katie Waller chose Sandy Bay

We chose Roatan because of the Islands undeveloped natural beauty and value in a Caribbean Island destination. Unlike so many tropical places, Roatan still has a wonderfully authentic Island feel. We specifically chose Turtle's Casa's location because it's quiet and away from the hussle and bussle of the tourist areas.

And there's plenty to do right at the house. Our Dive partner will pick you up for diving right from the dock. Our next door neighbor runs a Deep Sea/Fly Fishing/Island Excursion business which is also based from our dock. The sea kayaking and snorkeling right in front of the house is some of the best to be found on the island with the reef just offshore.

There are beautiful beaches on Roatan that you can go to and not see another soul for hours. There is also the great commercial districts with great restaurants, beautiful beaches and lots of activities. We also Love that the Island is mountainous and covered with tropical rainforest.

Roatan is an Island experience that you'll want to come back for again and again. There's just so much to see and do!

What makes this house unique

Turtle Casa makes you feel like you're on a luxury yacht when you're on the large covered decks or in the living areas of the home. The wall of windows facing the Ocean bring the spectacular view and sunsets right into your living room. It is truly a spectacular experience to swing in the hammocks in the early morning hours or during sunset, listening to the ocean and feeling the breeze. And you'll be glad to have the quiet Turtle Casa provides being located in a small local neighborhood away from the tourist frenzy.


Sandy Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Rock shower in Master Penthouse bath, Outdoor shower also at ground level patio for rinsing off the salt water after a swim!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
  • Fine 500+ thread count sheets, toppers, very comfortable, high end furnishings. Penthouse has 2 master bathrooms! Ceiling fans in all bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning: Separate AC on each level, Linens Provided: Luxurious Quality Bedding to assure you have a great night's sleep, Garage: 2 Car Garage keeps your Car cool during the heat of the day!, Cable/Satellite TV (3): 32' LCD Flat Panel on 3rd Floor Penthouse. 37' Flat Screen TV with CD/DVD player on 2nd Floor. 27' Flat Screen TV on 1st Floor, Full Kitchen's on all 3 floors: Gourmet Kitchen with top of the line appliances, toasters, blenders, Coffee Makers,


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average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great island getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Turtle Casa with friends in April and we had a fabulous time! The home has been extensively updated recently which made the stay even more enjoyable. Very comfortable beds and nice quality linens, towels and pillows (a must for me!). The Penthouse is really sweet and has the feel of a very expensive hotel. The gaming suite was terrific for congregating together and having fun in the evenings. The large covered decks on all levels with loungers and hammocks made mornings and evenings really pleasurable for relaxing and just taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean and sunsets.

We rented a car so having the garage was also a real bonus, keeping our car safe and cool.

Turtle Casa is in a local island neighborhood, away from the tourist areas, and the local people were quite friendly. We enjoyed this aspect as West End and West Bay are quite busy and noisy - lot's of fun for night life and going to the beach during the day, but nice to retire to Turtle Casa in the evening where we could enjoy the peace and quiet of the ocean (there were the occasional local dogs barking, but all in all it is quite peaceful and quiet). All of the activities we were interested in were very close to the house so it was never a big inconvenience to make the short trip to all the places we wanted to see.

All in all I highly recommend Turtle Casa for anyone considering Roatan for their next vacation, particularly if you're interested in snorkeling, diving or fishing. The kayaks were great and the snorkeling out in front of the house was some of the best we found on the island. Diving operators will pick you up right at the dock and the next door neighbor has a fabulous fishing charter as well. His sunset cruise was amazing and all we had to do was walk out the door and get on the boat!

Thanks again for a great trip. We hope to visit the island again and will definitely stay at Turtle Casa.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Turtle Casa was great. We stayed in the Penthouse suite, which has a large deck that overlooks the caribbean. The sunsets are amazing. During the day it’s a great place for lounging in the hammocks. There are two bedrooms - the “master” suite and the “guest suite”. I stayed in the guest suite, which has it’s own bathroom with double sinks, shower/tub, and toilet. The only difference I found between the two bedrooms was the master had a king size bed. My bed was very comfortable (I’m going to see if I can find the brand when I get home). Our friends stayed in the Gaming Suite, which is just below us. This is a great space too, with the same large deck facing the sea and lots of windows. The pool table is in great shape, and I had fun with the electronic dart board. The house is very solidly constructed, which meant that we really didn’t hear any noise coming from below, even though our friends had 2 small, energetic children. When I travel to foreign countries, I like a combination of eating out and cooking my own meals using local ingredients. I found the kitchen was equipped with pretty much anything I needed (make sure to get spices at the store, as there were only the basics when I arrived). When we felt like going out for dinner or lunch, West End, with all it’s restaurants and night life, is less than a 10 minute drive. We had a car, and I highly recommend having one anywhere you stay on the island - there is so much to see! But if you want to use a taxi the property managers have special drivers they can hook you up with. Another thing that’s important for me is “chill” space: I like to hang out and do touristy things, but I also love a peaceful spot to retreat to - Turtle Casa was perfect for that. The dock is cool for hanging out, swiming, boating, or catching water taxis. There are fishing guides that run their operation from there! I brought my fly fishing equipment, and found out that Sandy Bay is actually one of the better spots on the island for Bonefish and Permit. I caught 3 bonefish *right in front of the house* - the first was almost six pounds! My friend’s daughter had a blast catching reef fish right off the dock. There’s also kayaks which guests are free to use at any time. We went to Spooky Channel daily, which has amazing snorkeling (it’s just a 5 minute row!). I could have hung out at the house exclusively and did all the snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and relaxing that I wanted. It was just GREAT.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our 15 Person Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 15 person family reunion this July. We rented all 3 floors. Being right on the water is great - and the docks and porches were used daily. The house itself was big enough for us all - we did use the hide-a-bed couches for sleeping. We cooked nearly all our breakfasts and dinners in the second floor kitchen (and BBQ) and used the other floor's kitchen's refrigerators for storing all the food we ate. After each scuba session, we cleaned up with the outside shower. The house is plenty big for all us to visit, shoot pool, relax, and enjoy the view. We did use the kayaks to snorkel in the reef just beyond the dock (our dive shop took us scuba diving here too). If our family were to return to Roatan, we would definitely make this our first housing choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house and location for our large group!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our 15 person family reunion this July. We rented all 3 floors. Being right on the water is great - and the docks and porches were used daily. The house itself was big enough for us all - we did use the hide-a-bed couches for sleeping. We cooked nearly all our breakfasts and dinners in the second floor kitchen (and BBQ) and used the other floor's kitchen's refrigerators for storing all the food we ate. After each scuba session, we cleaned up with the outside shower. The house is plenty big for all us to visit, shoot pool, relax, and enjoy the view. We did use the kayaks to snorkel in the reef just beyond the dock (our dive shop took us scuba diving here too). If our family were to return to Roatan, we would definitely make this our first housing choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was a great property for a large group

  • 5 of 5

I just want to start by saying that, from start to finish, Claire and Desiree were quick to respond to my emails, request and questions. They also provided excellent customer service from start to finish. Upon arriving on the island, Claire , Kevin and Desiree met us at the airport and took us to Turtle Casa (houses on Roatan do not have addresses) and showed us around. The house was large enough for our family of 18 and had ample cooking space and refrigerators (one on each floor). The pictures/descriptions of the house and other write ups are accurate. We took advantage of the pre-arrival grocery delivery which allowed us to start eating and drinking upon arrival. We used all their recommendations from Blue Island Diving, Good Eats Gourmet Chef, The Bulk Gourmet, Tranquils Bar and Grill, Daniels Monkey Farm, and Islandertours taxi service. Juan Carlos with Islandertours had taxis ready every time we called and his drivers were professional and acted as a tour guide while driving us around. Turtle Casa was clean and had everything we needed. Turtle Casa sits on the beach with easy access to good snorkeling on the shallow side of the briefer reef just off the dock (this is were all the snorkel tours take you by boat and the dive boats are on the other side of the reef where it drops to 125 feet). The kayaks were available and the dock offered great sunset views and ocean breezes. It was a short walk to Anthony's Key Marine Institute & Resort as well a short walk to the main road for catching any taxi driving by. The locals living in the area were very nice and we all felt safe. The only issue we had the entire 10 days was one of the air conditioners (top floor) quit working on the Christmas Sunday and Kevin had a air conditioning repair man out on Monday morning to fix it. Overall, I highly recommend Turtle Casa and especially Blue Reef Properties (can't say enough about their professionalism).

Dean Diddell

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

Turtle casa was perfect for my group of friends and I. We were greeted at the airport, where Claire and Kevin showed us to the place. When we arrived, we were very impressed with how clean and spacious it was. The beach and dock were fantastic and the house felt secure. Our group of ten had more than enough room and getting around the island was easy with a truck. Claire was very helpful in answering all our questions and you could tell that Claire, Kevin and Desiree wanted to help us have a great vacation. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone with a big group looking to travel to Roatan.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great stay at Turtle Casa. Nice to hear Claire Kevin and Desiree (our property managers) were so helpful, we think they are pretty great too. Thank you for the stellar recommendation we would love to have you and your friends back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
15 minutes
Car: recommended

Fabulous Oceanfront Beach Location in a quiet neighborhood away from all the hussle and bussle of tourist areas. Just a short drive to Downtown West End for all the night life and activities you could want.

Fantastic Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing (Deep Sea or Fly Fishing), Kayaking and Swimming right at Turtle Casa. Our partner dive operator will pick you up right at the dock for all your dives and our Fishing/Island excursion partner runs his tour operation from our dock as well (and lives next door).

A short walk from the house to Anthony's Key will take you to swim, snorkel or dive with Dolphins. Highly recommended. One of the best Dolphin Encounter experiences anywhere!

Other Activities: boating, diving, snorkeling, fishing, shelling, shopping, parasailing, kayaking, biking, Wildlife Viewing. Diving or snorkeling is a must do. The reef is sooo gorgeous in Roatan. Fishing charters are amazing as well. Visit the butterfly zoo, Iguana farm, Gumbalimba park to zip line and play with Capuchin Monkeys and Macaws. Make sure to go to one of the mountain top restaurants to have an amazing view of both sides of the island and reef. If you like golf there is the highly rated Black Pearl golf course. Shop and eat in West End and take a least on trip to West Bay beach for a top 10 beach in the world experience. The East end is a pristine and gorgeous undeveloped area of the Island and is a once in a lifetime experience with empty gorgeous Beaches and fun little palapa bar.

Golf: The Pete Dye, Black Pearl Golf Course!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 19.0%

Maximum Occupancy: 16

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.