About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath + Detached Unit 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-12+)
Roatan, is the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Sitting atop the Mesoamerican barrier reef (the world's second largest barrier reef), it is the perfect setting for world-class scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing for barracuda, sea bass, red snapper, tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi, mackerel, and bone fish. A wide variety of sea life make this their home.
Please watch our video at the end of the photo slideshow, which will show you around Sunset House and also the island.
Our property is professionally managed by Island House Vacation Rentals. Along with keeping our house and grounds in tip-top shape and managing our guests, they offer free Concierge Services, helping you organize activities. You can find a list of various activities and services below.
Sunset House is setup in a way that you can easily customize the number of bedrooms you need for your stay. When you rent this house, the base price is for the main level which has 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bath. If you need additional bedrooms you can easily add these on, for an additional cost, either at the time of booking or at a later date.
PLEASE NOTE: VRBO can only provide a quote for the base price, which is the main house upper level 2 bedroom option. VRBO cannot provide a quote for the addition of the 3 or 4 bedroom option or the guest house. See below for the additional cost of the extra rooms.
The main part of our house is on the Upper Level. This Level consists of 2 bedrooms each with a king bed, 1 bathroom, an open concept living room, dining room (with a new locally made dining table seating up to 10), and kitchen, with central AC and sliding doors onto a large deck overlooking the ocean. On the lower level are 2 additional bedrooms, each with their own AC. One bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom has two single beds (which can be made up into a king) and there is a large bathroom joining these two bedrooms. We also have two memory foam fold out beds available for small children. We have bottled drinking water both on the upper and lower levels.
If four bedrooms are not enough for your group, there is a separate guesthouse at the back of the property with two queen beds and a queen sleeper sofa, sleeping four comfortably (or six if there are children). This unit has an open concept kitchen/living room with French doors separating the bedroom and bathroom. The guesthouse has two separate AC units, one in the bedroom and one in the living room/kitchen area.
> Main house, upper level - 2 king bedrooms, 1 bathroom
> Main house, lower level - 2 bedrooms with adjoining bathroom (one room with a king bed, the other with 2 single beds).
> Guesthouse - 2 queen beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa, 1 bathroom.
> In addition, 2 cots suitable for small children.
***** PLEASE NOTE - RATES *****
VRBO Published Rates are ONLY for the Main house, upper level - 2 king bed, 1 bathroom.
The VRBO Instant Quote IS NOT ABLE to provide the correct pricing when adding on the additional bedrooms or the guest house (due to our tiered pricing), regardless of the number of guests you select.
Additional bedrooms (2 lower level or the guesthouse) can be added for an additional charge:
> TO ADD 1 lower bedroom + bathroom, add $520/week on top of Published Rates
> TO ADD 2 lower bedrooms + bathroom, add $780/week on top of Published Rates
> TO ADD the guest house, add $875/week year round or $1150/week during holidays.
(The published Holiday Rental Rate for the main house already includes the 4 bedroom option.)
We have a great swim area; the water is about five feet deep at the end of the dock (note that the dock is not private). The translucent turquoise water has an average temperature of 80F / 27C. After your swim, you can rinse off in our outdoor shower which has hot and cold water.
There is an outdoor kitchen & beach bar in front of the house with a large Napoleon Grill (searing station, double rotisserie, wood smoking tray), fridge, bottled drinking water, Margaritaville blender.
Available for you to use are two paddle boards and two, 2-person open ocean kayaks with back supports. We have life preservers in a variety of sizes. We have a 12 foot long outdoor shuffleboard, for those night time tournaments, and we've added an outdoor ping pong table. We have recently installed underwater LED dock lights, one blue and one white, which should attract a variety of fish to our dock at night.
The reef is 400 yards from the end of our dock. The swim to the reef is wonderful. We have available for our guests, a small dive flag which you can attach to your snorkel so your party is visible to any boat traffic. We suggest you bring your own snorkelling gear, although we do have a small selection of gear at the house. If the swim seems daunting, paddle out on a kayak and tie off to a mooring buoy to enjoy the reef. Know that no dock on Roatan is private; locals may use our dock to have a break on their walk between West End and West Bay or to flag down a water taxi. They never stay long and are always very friendly.
We have a biodegradable and pet friendly mosquito/sand flea misting system, which is working with excellent results, although you will still need bug spray when you are away from the property. We also utilize a solar array for our hot water needs and for ceiling fans on the upper level deck.
We now have unlimited wifi, reaching all corners of the property - from the seating area on the dock to the guest house at the back of the property.
Our yard has banana, mango, almond, coconut, none, soursop and various other local fruit trees. Emerald Hummingbirds (which are endangered) hang out quite frequently at the many Hibiscus plants we have. On morning walks down the beach we have observed pelicans, sand pipers, gray hawks, golden fronted woodpeckers, yellow crowned night herons, cattle egrets, scarlet macaws and mourning doves. As the sun is setting, watch for the tree top parade of black birds going to roost in West End. The birding possibilities here in Roatan are fantastic.
Yoni, our full time caretaker, understands some English but his first language is Spanish. Living on site with his wife, and two children, he maintains the premises and grounds, provides nighttime security making sure everybody is safe and sound and provides stability in the neighborhood. He's always helpful if you are ever in need of anything.
Local charter companies will schedule a pick up for you at our dock for any diving, fishing or island adventure excursions you may have. You can have Island House Concierge help you out with the arrangements.
We are located in a small but active neighbourhood and are situated about halfway between West Bay and West End, both easily accessed by walking or water-taxi. You can get a water-taxi by standing on the end of our dock and flagging one down going in the direction that you want to go. If you go out in the evening for dinner or nightlife, there are always cabs available to take you home (the four wheeled kind).
West Bay has some great restaurants and its beach is a long expanse of exquisite white sand, seriously one of the most beautiful beaches you will find. The short walk to West Bay is about 1 mile (3246 steps) and takes you along the beach towards Gumbalimba Park, over a metal bridge, through Las Rocas Resort and finally to the beautiful West Bay Beach.
West End is definitely the most fun town on the island with all of the bars, restaurants and live music to choose from. On the walk to West End there are some rock outcroppings that you will have to maneuver over. West End has the wonderful Half Moon Bay as well as fantastic restaurants and gift shops.
If you are not renting a car, the property managers can arrange your ride from/to the airport (which is recommended). At the time you make these arrangements they will let you know the cost. Otherwise, there are always taxis waiting at the airport and you can negotiate your own fare. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, it is recommended that you rent a 4-wheel drive vehicle, due to the road being in poor condition during the rainy season. Remember there are no house numbers or street names on the island, so at times the taxis will need some directions to the house. We do have Sunset House signs posted along the road into our house.
Our large local grocery stores are going green; they've recently stopped using plastic bags. We recommend you bring some re-usable shopping bags with you and stop for provisions on your way from the airport. The house is stocked with some basic items, salt, pepper, spices.
Come to Roatan and make Sunset House your home away from home on your next travel adventure! We would love to host you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Listed are just some of the activities our property managers are happy to help you arrange.
> Scuba Diving & Scuba Certification
> Snorkeling or Glass bottom boat tours
> Underwater Photography Course
> Fishing & Fishing Charters
> Day trip to Cayos Cochinos (Hog Islands) or Sailing/boat charters
> Submarine ride
> Paddle boarding instruction (we do have two of our own)
> Mangrove tunnel tour by boat
> Island tour road trip (which can include any of the activities shown here)
> Arboretum tour (tropical conservatory, plants, bird watching, nature trails)
> Botanical gardens and hiking trail
> Mayan Eden (butterfly farm, indigenous animals, hiking trail)
> Canopy tour/zip line & Arch's Iguana Farm
> Helping or visiting a non-profit, bringing donations or supplies
> East End beaches (stretches of undeveloped beaches, restaurants & Garifuna villages)
> Spa/Wellness, Massage Therapist-private visit to your house,
> Yoga (private instructor available)
> Chef Blackie cooking at your house (who is an authorized partner).
> Horseback riding & golf
Keywords: Private house, Beach House
Brad & Ruth
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- within one day
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Brad & Ruth
When I walked into this house in 2008 for the first time, I knew I was home. I love to scuba dive, swim, sail and fish and Roatan is a fantastic location for doing these things. Gail and I have put our own special touches into this house and we hope all who stay here enjoy themselves. We are constantly trying to improve and add things that will make our guests stay one they will remember.
Brad & Ruth purchased this House in 2008
Why Brad & Ruth chose Roatán Municipality
Sunset House is in the perfect location - half way between West End and West Bay. If you want quiet and privacy you can have it here. If you want more action, it's close by. Water taxis are always passing by making it is easy to get to either town. The diving, snorkeling & fishing are fantastic. The local people are extremely friendly and always helpful.
What makes this House unique
The dock has a palapa to sit under to get out of the sun (with a hammock which hangs partially over the water). If you like the sun, there is a large swimming platform which is a great place to get a tan or to cannonball from (to splash all those relaxed tanning bodies). Or just relax on one of our water loungers. Don't forget to take the portable bluetooth speaker with you to enjoy some music while on the dock. Fresh drinks are only a few steps away at the beach bar. Our beach bar is a great place to hang out listening to music, concocting cocktails and cooking. There are four hammock chairs which are very comfy and relaxing. We have drop down curtains which have clear plastic windows so that even if the weather is rainy, you can stay dry and see what is going on around you. We have an outdoor shower with overhead light, hot and cold water and a door for privacy. We also have a "foot shower" to quickly rinse the sand from your feet. If you need a break from the sun and sand and surf, we have lots of games, books and movies. There are card games, board games and outdoor games (ping pong, shuffleboard, horse shoes). Lots of fun things to do.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
5 Star - Excellent Property
Sunset house was the most amazing place to stay. The property was immaculate. Everything was top quality - 5 Star all the way. The on-site staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. A+
Amazing Sunset House
Our stay at Sunset House was amazing. This property is immaculate, outstanding, top notch! Nothing spared. Caretaker Joni & Minor are great guys. We would highly recommend this house to anyone who is looking for a terrific place to stay. The beach bar is a great. The owners Gail & Mark are the best! 5 Star all the way.
our trip to Paradise
We arrived on a beautiful sunny day, after a short drive we arrived at the Sunset House, to our delight the Facilities were top notch our room was large and the bed was one of the nicest we have ever sleep in. The Kitchen was extremely nice and had everything needed. Then out the front door and to a short boardwalk to our own private bar with its own fridge and ice maker another 50 feet through the sand to our own beach front with a dock like you would see in a love movie. start swimming from the dock out to the reef with the abundance of fish to see really didn't have to go diving actually we really didn't have to leave the Sunset house to have one of the best trips ever , but just wave down a boat taxi from our dock and off we went, boat diving, deep sea fishing, zip lining rides into town to all the bars and restaurants that are just minutes from the Sunset house and we enjoyed all that the island had to offer in the time we had there, that was the only draw back was having to leave, next time we plan on staying longer. The grounds keeper Johnny was great, he helped us arrange fishing, diving anything we wanted to do he pointed us in the right direction. I would definitely recommend the Sunset house to everyone.
Nick & Jinjer
When can I go back?
The sunset house exceeded my expectations! Feet from the beach, walking distance to great restaurants, snorkeling on the reef, fully stocked outdoor bar, very comfortable accommodations not to mention the great company. I can't wait to go back!
I visited Sunset House for the second time this year, and I'm hoping that I'll be coming back at least once a year for the foreseeable future. I'm plotting ways of getting the owners to adopt me so I'll have an in....
The house and grounds are so thoughtfully appointed. Every detail, from the super comfortable beds, to the inviting hammocks in all corners of the property, to the outdoor kitchen bar on the sand with the high-tech margarita maker, to the outdoor sports and game equipment available for guest use, was thought of. Many days, we didn't have any desire to leave the property at all. We spent our time paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling around the dock, napping in hammocks, and making cocktails and talking and laughing around the outdoor bar. On other days, it was an easy walk to either the West End or the West Bay to grab dinner or a drink or go pool hopping or snorkeling.
Every time I come to Sunset House I have the absolute best time. I can't wait to come back!
From the second I arrived at Sunset house I knew it was a special place. From the beautiful flowers and palm trees (we picked coconuts!) to the fact that my room was mere steps from the water... I knew I was on a vacation I wouldn't soon forget. And that was definitely the case. The house itself is perfect for entertaining. It has a great second floor deck where we spent many nights just relaxing and laughing. But my favorite spot was definitely the fully functioning beach bar where we could relax and eat lunch and sip on a rum drink! The house had everything you could want for the perfect getaway. I never wanted for anything. The hosts were amazing and took great care of our party. The island itself is magical. Flawless weather and great snorkeling. Oh and I forgot to mention the great hammocks placed around the property. Treat yourself to a catnap in the one on the dock. In fact I wish I was there right now!
We have two 2-man open ocean kayaks for use with comforable back supports and two paddle boards.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact us for accurate rate quotes and availability. Security damage deposit of $1000 will be charged to a credit card at check in & refunded within 5 working days of check out. Mid-week maid service is included for weekly rentals. Purified drinking water & WiFi included