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Sea, Sand, and Serenity at Spooky Channel

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

Overview

About the property

Beach House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4+)

Spooky Channel Villa is named after one of Roatan's famous dive and snorkel sites, situated a short swim or snorkel straight off of our private dock. Diving and fishing the boats will pick you up right off the end of the dock. Both the house and the dock have outdoor fresh water showers for your convenience.

The Villa is right on the beach on the north shore of the island which highlights nice breezes and amazing sunsets. The hammocks and comfy chairs on the patio offer the perfect spot for eating, relaxing, and taking siestas! A charcole grill and a cold water spa also enhances the patio.

The Villa has two spacious bedrooms with king beds and separate bathrooms. A full-size air matress is also availble. The living room has a 32 inch flat screen TV with a DVD player. Internet and WiFi are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, microwave, blender toaster, and coffee maker, and is fully equipped with dishes, cups, utensils, etc.

A washing machine and dryer is available to guests who stay 14 days or more.

While a car isn't necessary - cabs and buses are easily accessed at the end of the drive - there is a driveway directly behind the Villa. Shops, restaurants and bars are about 10 minutes away.

A private chef can be arranged to come and cook for you via Vanessa...let us know if interested.

The house provides snorkeling gear for 4 guests.

More Details

Owner
Chris Densmore
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

About Chris Densmore

I am an East coast gal who has spent years traveling the world in search of the perfect place to have a vacation house were the people are kind, the weather is perfect, and the diving is fantastic. I found it! When not diving I enjoy swimming, cycling, running, hiking and digging (gardening) in my yard. My constant companion is my beautiful dog Dara.

Chris Densmore purchased this house in 2017

Why Chris Densmore chose Sunnyside

I wasn't sure where on Roatan I wanted to be, and looked in numerous areas before seeing Spooky...a house with character and charm on the beach...I was excited. The property has lush, mature vegetation and a water channel on one side. Further, the Sunnyside neighborhood in Sandy Bay is lovely, private, and so close to the reef. It's ideally located close to the West Bay and West End where shops and restaurants are plentiful.

What makes this house unique

Just 50 yards out from our dock is Incredible snorkeling along the reef in front of the house. The house boasts mature palm trees and shrubs for shade and privacy, while the beach in front provides plenty of sun and unimpeded view of the ocean.

Amenities

Sunnyside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Full size air mattress
  • Both bedrooms have king size beds, AC, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom Air mattress fits in living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Concierge services: payment for any such services will be collected at the time of final payment for your stay (if requested in advance) via pay pal. If you decide to add services post booking, please be aware that we cannot guarantee availability. Please be prepared to pay Vanessa directly at the beginning of your stay for any costs not paid with your booking. Of course tipping the service providers is acceptable if you're pleased with their service.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Sea, Sand, and Serenity at Spooky Channel
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
5

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Overtime we go to Roatan, we find a new place to stay. We couldn't be happier with this years choice. Right on the beach with a private dock that we didn't take full advantage of. Off the beaten path but very centrally located on the island. House was very nice and spacious and perfect for two couples. Vanessa and Chris communicated perfectly and we would recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your Spooky vacation Todd and Kathleen! I'd love to have you back... Best, Chris
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HAL (Louisiana)

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here a few years ago and had a blast. The house was perfect for those who want to relax and are not into the "bling". The lush palms and hibiscus were fantastic. Snorkling at your doorstep! Open air dining and dive trips are only a walk down the beach.

We were only a very short drive, less than 10 minutes, from the Blue Parrot Bar

& Grill. I understand the owner of the time has moved on but if it remains. It should be a great place to knock down a couple of Salva Vidas or Por Royals. They had a good Lobster/Filet dinner for $14 and shoe swere not required.

I can definately reccomend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Hal, for your kind review of our Spooky Channel Villa. We work very hard to maintain and improve the house and gardens. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Jay and Dana Litman, Owners
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5

Pictures Don't Do It Justice

  • 5 of 5

The home is in a perfect location if you are looking to be centrally located in a quiet part of the Island. You are close to everything . You feel very safe here and the neighbors that live there year round would come over and talk with us and give suggestions on where to go. It is very clean and maintained and relaxing place to be. Thank you Chris and we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The house location couldn't be better if you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of the sea and the peace of silence. With a dock where you can do yoga, enjoy the sunset while having a glass of wine, or simply swim among the coral reef and fishes, the place is just amazing.

The house is full equipped to cook, have barbecues and it has all commodities (fan, AC, Internet, small jacuzzi).

I would definitively come back, because the place is worth it!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gissela, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay...do come back! Chris
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Amazing location for snorkeling! Perfect patio for enjoying evenings and watching sunsets.

  • 4 of 5

Let me start with this is an amazing location and overall great rental. Perfect 2 bedroom master suites with plenty of room. Very well stocked kitchen with almost everything you need for cooking. Plenty of towels for home use and beach use. A local phone is provided with the house and comes in handy as well as piece off mind in the event of an emergency. The sulphur smell when using the hot water was very strong during the entire stay. Plenty of drinking water was available.The water pressure wasn't great and the shower heads in the bathrooms as well as the outdoor shower are in need of replacement. Light switches around the house might be dated and are at times difficult to operate. Some of the lights (porch and living room) still blinked (strobed) after being turned off. This home also does not have a generator which caused some discomfort the three times the power went out. The power was only out each time 20-45 minutes so not having a generator wasn't the end of the world.

The dock used by the Sunnyside residents was a great addition. You can not swim from the beach of the house due to the turtle grass. This seemed to be a issue for most of the island. Use the dock to get past the grass and shorten the swim to the reef.

The small bridge (just before the house) you have to go over and the parking space at the house is tight and might be difficult for a larger van type vehicle to maneuver.

While this property has some minor updating and maintenance issues, it's and amazing property, perfect location half way between Eldons grocery store and west end. You will enjoy the stay and being in paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review - the good and not so good! I just became the owner (yesterday) and am grateful you raised issues- I'm headed down to do some needed upgrades so I do appreciate your candor. Electricity is the biggest issue for the island but we will do all possible to be sure everything in the house works reliably! Thanks again, Chris
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5

Relaxing, just like home

  • 5 of 5

I'm tempted to give a bad review so we keep this all to ourselves, but our stay was terrific. I'm a big snorkeler and the spooky channel reef area is 10 out of 10. The property is clean, picturesque, the raised porch gives you a terrific view, the grounds around the villa are gorgeous. its quiet. My advice...hit the grocery store and plan most of your meals as modest home prepared meals. Hit the grocery store on the way from the airport. Bring lots of DVDs for those quiet nights. Snorkel all day, relax with some beers at night. Paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Coxen Hole
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Mahogany Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Black Pearl
Nearest Beach
House is on the beach
Car: not necessary

"Spooky Channel Villa" is named for its location on the beach directly in front of a popular dive and snorkel location called Spooky Channel (there is nothing spooky about it!)! My concierge is Vanessa, who will be sure your needs- before, during, and after your stay- are met. The neighborhood is friendly and safe. Location is great- secluded but just minutes to West Bay where shops, restaurants, and bars are many. Beyond the world class diving and snorkeling the island offers:canopy tours, Botanical and Butterfly Gardens, swimming with dolphins, an iguana farm and animal preserve, horse back riding, paddle boarding, golfing, and more.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
AC $0
Cleaning $30
Tax Rate 19.0%

Owner'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.

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