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Live!! Love!! Relax Water Front Cottage in an Eco Environment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This 800 square foot boathouse is built over the beautiful waters of the Caribbean in Caribe Pointe. Guests can dive from the dock into the soothing waters or launch a kayak from the dock and snorkel,or kayak through the nearby mangroves. The covered dock provides a breezy shaded area to lounge on the chaises or read in the hamock. The Boathouse has an Island feel with breezes circulating throughout. Island handmade louvered windows are a feature of the boathouse with an open kitchen/dining area and family room.There is a large kingsize AC bedroom and a large bathroom with a nautical feel. In the bodega under the boathouse, guests will find a washing machine and barbeque grill. There is plenty of space to grill the fish you have caught or bought on the Island. Spend your days just lazing and wind down with a sundowner on the porch. Each evening the viewing is spectacular as the sun sets over the hill and the stars open up in the clear skies.

Guests have access to the private pool and porches of The Main House when it is not rented.

Keywords: On the water. Spacious. Air conditioning. Fully Equipped. Views. Fish from Porch. WiFi. Child Friendly.

More Details

Owner
Paul Michau
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Paul Michau

Paul and Julie Michau live in Beaufort South Carolina. They travelled the world working for The Coca-Cola Company. They discovered Roatan in 2006 and built their dream house in this paradise. They are happy to share this gem with others seeking to Live!! Love!! and Relax!!

Paul Michau purchased this house in 2006

Why Paul Michau chose Bay Islands

We chose Roatan because of its natural beauty, friendly easy going atmosphere, and ease of direct access from numerous US airports

What makes this house unique

Good road access, private and peaceful but close enough to the major grocery store and restuarants in French Harbour

Map

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Fourteen miles
Car: not necessary

We are 10 miles East of French Harbor off of The Jonesville Point Road. We are in Caribe Point bight and close to a famous mangrove kayaking channel

Amenities

Bay Islands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize inflatable bed with firmness option.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Coldwater, Michigan
5

Cutest place ever!

  • 5 of 5

We just left..sadly one of the best places on the Island! We arrived to a ton of rain..the most they have seen in 20+ years. Still we made the best of our few days here. Paul the owner was on location for his own time down. He was such a great host and had ideas of things we could do each day. He took us to lunch and to the Jam farm..(Free jam tastings). Showed us around a bit. He and Tommy also took us up in the boat through the mangroves and stopped at Hole in the Wall. There are kayaks to do this also. Would be a little trek to get there but amazing adventure! The second day again a ton of rain and Franklin the other care taker took us on a tour of the island. Despite all the rain and local flooding we had such a great time!

There is a dog Cinco who is the sweetest boy ever!

We enjoyed the hospitality tremendously! Mr Paul loves to share his place. There is a main house you can rent also which is beautiful! Full wrap around porches on both houses.

Thanks Mr Paul for such a wonderful time! Hope to return without rain to enjoy all the amenities!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The very best "get away from it all" vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week, Feb 2017, in the casita/boathouse and had a fantastic time!!!

The house is lovely; spacious, clean, all kitchen utensils needed you will find there and the beds are comfortable. From the terrace you can relax and enjoy the sunset every evening. Lots of equipment is included in the rent like several kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, fishing and snorkelling equipment. Just use it and have a great time! Paddling in the mangroves is an experience, this way you can visit the famous Hole in the Wall restaurant. This one is the only nearby restaurant and the only one you can reach without using a car. A car is definitely recommended to go shopping, visit restaurants and so on. Since the road is steep and in bad condition, especially after rain, with lots of holes, bumps etc. we recommend a AWD/SUV.

Bugs… no worries, make sure to bring some insect repellent, use it constantly and you want have any problems with mosquitos. Security, we felt very secure all the time at Seagrove.

There are a few people working on the ranch, all very helpful and service minded. They can help you get some fresh lobster and fish, very nice!

Unfortunately, we did not have the possibility to meet with Paul, the owner. But all communication before, under and after our stay at Seagrove was great, always with a quick response.

To summarize, this is the place to go if you are looking for a “get away from it all vacation”. We especially recommend it for couples looking for something rustic.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a wonderful week at Seagrove Retreat.

So many activities from kayaking (singles/doubles with paddles provided) , great snorkeling nearby (gear provided), paddle boards, swimming in the pool or off the dock. Which is always refreshing.

Junior, Franklin and/or Tommy (care takers, who are the best!) can arrange most anything you need. From shuttle to and from the airport, to stopping by a large grocery store, and boat taxis. Call Marvin for a boat trip down the coast line (highly recommend this) , or lunch at Hole In The Wall for lunch or other places.

Spend your happy hour fishing from the deck of the casita or dock. Mostly small fish so for us catch and release, but much fun.

Early in the morning you will see the school bus boat pick up children and a fisherman came by the dock to sell us lobster.

Seagrove Retreat is peaceful and quiet, always a breeze so sitting on any of the decks provides a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view. The houses are tastefully decorated and furnished with all your needs. All was well maintained and clean.

Make sure you stock up at the grocery store as Seagrove Retreat is in a beautiful secluded area, with a rocky road and steep hill to get in and out. There are a fair amount of stairs on the property, we just viewed it as daily exercise.

The owners Paul and Julie are delightful and will answer all your questions.

Looking forward to our next trip to Roatan and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Leave behind the electronic white noise machine!

  • 5 of 5

The sound of the lapping waves will lull you to sleep.

Don't worry about typical island issues: there's a generator if power goes out, there's always Junior, Franklin and Simon to answer questions, help with the internet, your "lender" phone and watch over you. Yes, you'll have to look for the starfish every morning and keep tabs on the sea urchins that clutch to the sea wall, and yes you'll have to figure out how long it takes to kayak to the reef, but you will not want to leave. Our stay was planned to be one week but we loved it so much and we enjoyed our time with Paul so much that we stayed both weeks at Caribe Point. Not daunted by the mountainous terrain ( we domicile in Colorado now) our rented 4 wheel drive Nissan handled everything wonderfully ( we have a suggestion for care rental too if you're interested). We're relocating to the island and if planning holds will be back there during our transition. We can't thank Paul and the boys enough for sharing their Paradise and making us feel we belonged. Avanti!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampstead
5

Decompression

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 9 nights to celebrate our 60th birthdays. I really can't add much more to the existing reviews except you can believe them. A great place for a self-sufficient couple. We didn't rent a car because as we knew from our visit over 20 years ago that the roads aren't great out in this area. Franklin and Junior picked us up at the airport in Pauls 'Beast' pickup and took us by a modernized grocery store to provision up. We shopped on the fly, but it worked out fine. We were able to buy lobster from a fisherman who stopped at the dock. We also managed to score some lobster and conch on the reefs nearby while snorkeling. All the toys are there for water play, but thankfully no 'waverunner'. Dories are available as water taxis to take you to nearby restaurants on the water if you want a lunch out. We enjoyed BJ's and Pokeys. The canal (mangrove tunnel) is pretty cool if you can catch a ride through there at high tide, and a quick ride over to Jonesville, or Oak Ridge for limited food/drink provisions (we didn't plan the rum supply correctly). We were lucky enough to catch a ride by ocean to Fantasy Island toward French Harbor for a lunch and feeding of the lion. Met some happy people over there. Thankfully, we met Paul on the last couple of days we were there and enjoyed spending time with him, a most gracious host. Franklin managed our maintenance issues handsomely considering the 'island time' effect. Junior was a joy and hooked us up with a lot of local knowledge. We felt secure because of his omnipresence on the property. Diving on the Mesoamerican Reef is the best you will find within 20 hours airline flight. This was only 3 hours from Atlanta.......

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5

C and RM

  • 5 of 5

A lovely vacation with all needs met. Junior, the caretaker, was very helpful and not intrusive. We loved having access to the kayaks and paddle board. We kayaked through the mangroves to Jonesville and then out and around to the reef to snorkel. Snorkelling on the reef was a great experience and we had it all to ourselves. I enjoyed swimming right off the dock and feeding the fish. With coffee in hand we watched local children going to school on a boat and various fishermen in the bight. The cottage is beautifully situated on the ocean and well placed for driving to other parts of the island. We enjoyed a snorkelling trip on the catamaran Free Radical (Radical Adventures) which picked us up from Oakridge not too far up the coast. The house is in great condition, clean and well stocked. We found some great staples; various herbs and spices; salt and pepper; soy sauce and more. We mostly ate in but did visit a restaurant called Sirena? for an after snorkel lunch in Camp Bay. We had Lionfish and Grouper with rice and fresh vegetables and the home made key lime pie was delicious. The restaurant is small (seats 12) and is very picturesque perched on stilts, over the water with a thatched roof. There are quite a few steps to get to the cottage so you need to be able to deal with that. We did not have any trouble at all (we are in our early 60's) and on the sad day of our departure, Junior's grandson kindly carried our suitcases up to our car. We would recommend the cottage without reservation - peaceful, serene, and with Junior living at the entrance to Seagrove Retreat we felt quite safe.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning 9 % $76.5
More than 2 over 12 yrs $25

For extended stays please request a seperate quote. Additional people over 12 years old are charged $25.00 per person
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