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Tony & Jo

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, our manager speaks Spanish, English & Utilian

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

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Bay Islands Honduras House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Tony & Jo (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, our manager speaks Spanish, English & Utilian

About Tony & Jo

Canadians Peter, Joan, Tatianna, and Cody have purchased Laguna Vista! Being life long Canadians and living with winters that can sometimes be extraordinary, having a second home in the Tropics is perfect for us. Laguna Vista was purchased with our retirement in mind, however with that still a few years in the future it is available for our guests to try the lifestyle that is Utila; we're sure that they will fall in love with it like we did!

Mantained by our good friends and on site hosts Tony and Jo, long known as 'the go to people' on the island, we all strive to make your vacation Utila as effortless as possible. If you need anything, they can usually make it happen for you. Their enjoyment of people and of being able to assist with almost anything has been a hallmark of their excellent reputation on the island for years.

Tony & Jo purchased this house in 2006

Why Tony & Jo chose Bay Islands Honduras

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!

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

Utila's Only Personal Resort - Award Winner for Best Rental
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
Waskatenau, Alberta, Canada
5

Shawnalee

  • 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: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AA

  • 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: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton
5

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: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MARIETTA, GA.
5

Best on the island of Utila

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting Tony & Jo when we visited Utila late July of this year. I should back up a little bit and say that I had rented one of they're apartments for my grand daughter for six weeks so she could complete her instructor diving class's. Not only were they so helpful in working out her financing they did me a favor by looking out for her. We stayed at the Laguna Vista main floor had a beautiful pool steps away from the front door along with a full bar and outdoor grill. If anyone is considering going to this beautiful island don't miss staying with Tony & Jo, you'll feel like you've known them all your life Tim & Sharron

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tegucigalpa Honduras
5

The best rental in the island!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we landed on Utila Tony and Jo were the hosts with the most! We arrived early in the morning with a warm welcome and big smile, the house was very clean with all you need to a perfect vacations, we brought our groceries in order to cook, the kitchen was fully equipped, we even cooked pizza and we had a grill night, Tony & Jo are the best Hosts, they really effort in give you everything you need, the house is great and is in a little quite neighborhood far enough of main town but not too far, we walk every day to the party at night. Fully recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

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Rates & Availability

Utila House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SunJam (Pure Party Pleasure)
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
October Holiday
Oct 5 2016 - Oct 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's on Utila!
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$190
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 19.0%

Pricing is based on 2 person occupancy. Additional charge per person per night is $25.00 US.
Honduran Hotel Tax of 19% must be added to above pricing. 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

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bay Islands Honduras House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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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