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Utila's Only Personal Resort - Award Winner for Best Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Second year in a row, Top Rental and Excellence Award winner!

Laguna Vista is a premier upscale vacation rental on Utila, a small island often called 'The Rose of the Caribbean'.

Laguna Vista is a the only vacation rental on the entire island that provides you not only the privacy you need from your work a day world in a fully found 2 bedroom home away from home, but also your own private swimming pool, champa, and bar that will allow you to rejuvenate your spirits with as much or as little interaction with the outside world as you might see fit.

The Rental: At the pools edge is your private entry into your home with two bedrooms each with a private bathroom, both with queen sized beds, ample, locking closet space, private personal safes, air conditioners, ceiling fans and upgraded linens inviting you to relax in style.

A bright and airy living area complete, with color cable television, DVD player, and a custom built sofa bed for an unexpected guest offers comforts seldom found in the island's rental market.

The residence is also complete with a full size kitchen, including all the accouterments needed to prepare everything from a quick microwave snack to a gourmet meal from the grill top or from the oven.

The Grounds: Just a step outside of your door is the sweet water pool for your exclusive use; Laguna Vista boasts a glass mosaic freeform custom designed and built swimming pool for your pleasure.

Designed by your hosts and built by Watermania, this is a pool built to enjoy. A grand staircase allows for graceful entry into the pool even with a cool beverage in your hand.

With a standard depth throughout allowing any and all to wander about, this is a social gathering area unsurpassed in Utila vacation rentals. Benches designed into the walls are perfect for conversation gathering points, with one including Jacuzzi jets for a simulating back massage at your pleasure. A waterfall adds the pleasing sound of relaxation to complete your experience.

When you're ready to step out and dry off, you can sit in the comfort of a private champa at the water’s edge that shields you not only from the sun, but is perfect for anything from quiet reading time to a jovial atmosphere or even for a private party.

The champa, with a non-skid terra cotta floor, has indirect lighting, ceiling fans, flow through ventilation, and plenty of seating to provide after pool enjoyment.

If you desire, a private bar can be set up in a matter of minutes for your convenience or to entertain should you have guests.

We strive to make your vacation as effortless as possible. Standard services include arranging pick up and return to your point of origin on the island, and provisioning and stocking prior to your arrival, if requested. Massage is available onsite for those wishing to indulge, and yoga mats are available upon request.

For those wanting to enjoy the diving that Utila is famous for we can provide a private dive boat with personal professional Dive Masters/IDC Instructors, or special arrangements can be made with select qualified local dive shops to include you in their groups. Certification in Diving is available from Beginner all the way to Advanced using Drager™ Dolphin Rebreathers and Closed Circuit Units. Diving alternatives such as horseback riding, boating, sailing charters, 4 wheel excursions or guided nature walks are only a request away. Laguna Vista also has access to the best in Catch and Release Deep Sea Fishing Charters, having custom boats on call with Captains who know and fish the sea surrounding the Bay Islands.

Laundry and maid service is available. This is your vacation, let Laguna Vista make the most of it for you!

To see our Facebook page with special offers: user name on Facebook is LagunaVista

Keywords: Apartment, vacation rental, hotel

More Details

Tony & Jo
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, our manager speaks Spanish, English & Utilian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

About Tony & Jo

We are well known on the island, having been retired here for years. We have somehow known as 'Tony & Jo' as if it was one name! Between having properties that we rent and being involved in the community at large we still find time for traveling to other countries, visiting our children abroad and living the lifestyle that is Utila. We ended up in the hospitality industry by accident and have enjoyed it ever since we got our first hotel on the island. Not knowing anything at all about the service industry we simply decided to use a plan based on what WE liked about some of the places we've stayed in around the world. We now own Utila Vacation Rentals, an enterprise we started because a number of our friends started asking us to rent their properties for them, as well.

Tony & Jo purchased this house in 2006

Why Tony & Jo chose Utila

We purchased this property following a visit with Tony & Jo whilst they were in Canada visiting family, who are also our dear friends. At that time we had no interest in purchasing another property, and in fact had never even heard of Utila! After hearing about the lives and the lifestyle that they enjoy we knew it would be right for us, too, and we purchased Laguna Vista. Our subsequent visits to the our Tropical island home have validated our decision many times over. There is a certain lifestyle that is Utila, and it is the lifestyle we want to enjoy in our retirement. We are now set to do just that when the time is right!

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of our home in the Tropics is having the custom pool literally right out of the front door and the custom champa just steps from the pool. In Canada private pools are few and far between, especially in our province, and to have one at the ready at any time of the year is remarkable to us. The fact that the property is maintained and upgraded constantly by Tony & Jo has made it a unique addition to our portfolio, and a boon to us and our guests! Being within walking distance to the heart of town yet just far enough to be out of the hustle and bustle makes this perfect for us, and we think our guests will appreciate the same things!


Car: not necessary

One of the most popular activities on Utila is scuba diving and Laguna Vista is able to assist our guests with everything from selection of a dive facility well known to us, to transportation and storage of personal scuba gear! Additionally, deep sea fishing can be arranged utilizing either local dorys or custom marlin rigs!


Utila House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Power allowance of 25 kw per day. Above this amount is the responsibility of the renter.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Utila's Only Personal Resort - Award Winner for Best Rental
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Laguna Vista - A little slice of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Tony and Jo's condo Laguna Vista is truly a slice of paradise. The pool and champa with the tiki bar are perfect for lounging on the hot sunny days. The condo is about a 10 minute walk into town and 20 to the local beach! It is relaxing to be a little bit out of the "hussle and bussle" of town. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. If it doesn't Tony and Jo were great with any request or questions we had! They are great hosts and have great advice and expertise on island life and what to see and do. Stewart hill is a close walk and provides awesome views of the whole island and distant mainland Honduras (Fantastic at sunset!). Jo's favorite restaurant Mango Tango was our favorite as well, but it can get busy so go early! We also loved Rehab bar next to the public beach and Snorkeling down at Coral View. When we get the chance we would love to return and would definitely recommend Laguna Vista!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'll definitely go back

  • 5 of 5

Awesome place, great and very friendly hosts. Very clean and very comfortable house. The pool is only a few steps away from the door which makes it perfect for when you just want to jump in. The hosts live on the second floor which at first we were worried that they were going to get upset from our loud music, but... Not at all. They are veeery friendly, almost like family and very helpful whenever you have any questions or need help with anything.

Taxi is less than $2 dollars per person. FYI.. if you take a taxi anywhere, and you have to make a stop along the way, the driver will charge you double the rate, per person. So try to negotiate it before you get in.

Next time I go to Utila, I'll definitely stay at Laguna Vista with Tony and Jo.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place!!! The hosts, Tony and Jo are such terrific, big hearted, charming people that definitely know their community and the people well. They treat you like family. The house is beautiful, with plenty of room and with an amazing pool. The island is beautiful and full of activities and the people are so helpful, nice and charming. I loved our short visit to Utila. I highly recommend staying with Tony and Jo at Laguna Vista. They will show you amazing time!!!! I can't wait to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our best family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Laguna Vista. Tony and Jo were excellent and interesting. They are really part of the fabric of the Utila community. Our teenage kids completed their open water dive certification early in the week. Most days we would dive in the morning and search for whale sharks or explore the island in the afternoon. We were rewarded on our last day by swimming with 3 whale sharks. Amazing experience. I recommend renting a golf cart.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Laguna Vista was absolutely fantastic! Beautiful property on a beautiful island! We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend staying with Tony and Jo. From the moment we stepped of the plane which she also arranged, there was nothing but great advice about the island, how to spend your days and wonderful stories about the islands history.

The site has an amazing pool and full amenities, with plenty of opportunity for sun and shade as well as outdoor grilling. It is located walking distance from everything as well as far enough from Main Street. Site is great for all ages as well as safe for children.

Everyone in town knows them and always have great words about them. Fantastic people to stay with if visiting Utila.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Refundable damage deposit $200

Pricing is based on 2 person occupancy. Additional charge per person per night is $25.00 US. Laguna Vista supplies 20 kw of power per day at no charge. Any usage above this amount is the responsibility of the renter. Children under 12 are free, however, they still count towards the 6 person maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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