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SLEEPS 20 WATERFRONT HOME ON KEY rates vary with number of rooms

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 10-20) Rates vary with number of rooms

Rustic Island home sitting on top of the Reef, Scuba Diving Fishing, Snorkeling and Relaxing!!!!!!! This fully furnished home is located on Oak Ridge Key. The home can only be accessed by boat from Oak Ridge, where there is parking/ taxi/ bus. Oak Ridge is an english speaking shrimping and fishing Village with quint houses built around a large Harbor on several keys. We are next door to the Reef House Resort, 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from shopping in French Harbor.

The home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a detached guest house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home can be rented as a 3/2, 4/3, 5/4, 6/5, 7/6 sleeping up to 20 people depending on availability. 2 King,7 Queen and 1 double bed all of the bedrooms have air conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen, inside and outside dining.There is a large porch that overlooks the turquoise water of the Caribbean, a sea pool and a view of the mountains of Honduras. We are located on the Southeast side of Roatan where the trade winds keep it cool and comfortable. It is the perfect place to watch for wildlife dolphins,and other marine life, hummingbirds, hermit crabs, geckos, iguanas and lizards.

The island is situated on the worlds second longest barrier reef, the house is sitting on top the reef so you literality walk in to the ocean in front of the house and you are on the reef. Making snorkeling available daily.

Activities available nearby with prior arrangements Scuba Diving, fishing charters, Jeep rentals, swimming with the dolphins, diving with sharks, Canopy tours, horse back riding,Iguana farm, tropical gardens.

You will find Roatan is a beautiful, charming, safe place to visit with friendly islanders.

We have a caretaker that lives on the property and handles the transportation to and from Oak Ridge. transportation from Oak Ridge Key and Oak Ridge is included.

A daily maid is available for cleaning, cooking, laundry for a reasonable additional charge.

Keywords: Ocean front, Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, Relaxing, Retreat,

More Details

Owner
jerri bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About jerri bell

We are a family of 4 two children ages 16 and 13.

We have traveled to Roatan with my children and the children and our friends, everyone comes away asking to go back. We have home schooled and traveled most of the world over several years 3 months in Asia, 4 months in South America, many months in Europe,

but this remains my families top pick of places to go.

jerri bell purchased this house in 2003

Why jerri bell chose Bay Islands Honduras

We love this home it's in a local area that is safe and the people are friendly. It is a place for our family to go and unwind from the city life. We have been traveling to Roatan for years and love the Island life this house provides. I think this is best location on the entire island for the view and security of being on a key. We have a full time caretaker that provides transportation to and from the island.

This property can be rented as a 3 bedroom 2 bath for $1200.00 per week or a 7 bedroom 6 bath for 2,400.00 a week.

What makes this house unique

The views are unbeatable and you can set on the front porch and observe lots of wild life. We have seen pilot whales, spinning dolphins, whale shark, turtles, birds. Its just amazing.

The unblocked view wonderful and since we are not in a large area of people the night stars feel like you could reach up and grab them. There are not many places that the lights do not disturb the night sky. The night sky from the dock is worth the trip. In our salt water pool we have wildlife pilot, fish, eel. you will be amazed at what you can see in the day or night.

Amenities

Oakridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 full baths 5 rooms on suite 2 rooms share a bath
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) 3 rooms 2 queens in room 2 rooms 1 queen in room 2 rooms 1 king in room SEE VBRO 339496 for additional pictures
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We are next to the Reef House Resort and they can provide you with dive trips, meals, there is a nightly bar, internet, spa services.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Santa Fe, Texas
5

A Divers Paradise. True getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. If you want a place off the beaten path to truly relax and enjoy, this is the place. As divers it was a paradise. Diving right in your front yard to an amazing wall full of life and coral formations. A dive shop right next door at the Reef House that also provided boat dives to other sights. It was fun to socialize there and enjoy a drink or meal. Davey the owner was great. The house itself is set up great. All bedrooms have air conditioners and the beds were comfy. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and then there is George. However we suggest freezing your meat till you use it. The owner arranged to have us met by a cab that managed to get the six of us, all 15 pieces of luggage and a stop at the grocery store where we stocked up for the week, in it. We met George at the pier who transported all of us and our things to the Cay which is really close to the house. George took care of everything including a quick trip to the pharmacy, to filling bottled water and a personal tour of the area and mangroves. Just let him know what you need and he'll help you. We ate all our meals on the porch, and having a washer and dryer were awesome. There is a " natural saltwater pool" out front that we enjoyed daily. We saw a moray eel, barracuda, trumpetfish, lion fish and more right there! Also watching the parrotfish each morning dance in the surf as they went for crabs was amazing. And if you love animals pack some doggie treats for Anna who lives behind the house, she's a sweetheart. We hated to leave yesterday, but We hope to go back. We rented just the main house, but with rooms in back all with their own bathrooms 20 people can be accommodated. We actually had Philippe Cousteau Jr and his group stay there a couple nights while in Oakridge filming a documentary. Plenty of books to read and games to play at night. Everything went as planned from airport pick up to drop off, just as Jerri has promised. Thank you for letting us use your little piece of paradise. So missing that view today.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home and hope you return. The Reef House and George really enjoyed your group too.
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4

It was clean and nice

  • 4 of 5

Jorge is super nice and helped with everything. He had dinner and breakfast with us a few times. The house is clean. Only thing I really will have to complain is the fridge not working. Doesn't cool or freeze a thing! I would really recommend to have it replace! The area is calm and have to be prepare to have to go in town for everything

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay that Jorge was helpful and everything met with your expectations. I will check on the fridge right away this is the first I am hearing of a problem.I am sorry it was not cooling properly. I was there a few weeks before your arrival and It was working perfectly. Thank you for your review.
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5

Well appointed rustic throwback!

  • 5 of 5

Picture what it would be like to go back to the seventies & experience a true island experience. The home & guest house would be state of the art back then and still hold up well to today's standards. The people of the area and the island in general are genuinely happy you're there & very accommodating. The house has everything you'll need for playing in the sun, I found the best snorkel gear I've ever used in the tackle room. You can fish snorkel or dive in more places than you can get to & there are dozens of other activities nearby - or just relax in the ocean pool right in front of the porch. What an amazing, authentic experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review it is very kind. The house was completely restored in 2005 and has been maintained since then. My goal with restoring was to give it that original feel of stepping back in time to really experience the key and the ocean.
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5

This is a charming house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place - full of character and very comfortable. It has everything we needed. George the caretaker was very fast to help us if we needed anything at all. You cannot beat the view and we would certainly love to stay there again on a future trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review I am happy to hear you enjoyed it and hope to see you again. Jerri
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Indianapolis,IN, USA
4

Nice Place To Unwind

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed 7 nights at the home over the Valentines Day week. We found it to be very comfortable with great nightly breezes. We used the air conditioning but probably would have been perfectly comfortable without it. The house was very clean and well equipped with everything you would need to cook. We hired a cook for the week which was awesome! However, I would only have her cook 2 meals a day instead of 3 just to keep from eating way to much and to increase privacy. $100 worth of crab, lobster, and fish caught by a local guy the day we arrived kept us in nice dinners all week. We stopped into one of the grocery stores for other food on our way to the home on arrival day. I was presently surprised how nice it was. They take American dollars and credit cards there. I can't recall the name but there are 2 of them on the island.

We ate all of the meals, had morning coffee, and of course consumed adult beverages out on the porch. The view and breezes were wonderful. I think we could've just lived in that part of the house.

There were very few bugs during our stay. No matter where we went. A huge plus.

The reef out front, just past the end of the pier was fantastic! No boat necessary. Just hop off the end of the pier and you can explore all the reef you want. The reef wall drops off to about 600 feet of water which is pretty amazing for only a couple hundred feet from the house.

The pond in front of the house was full of life. We saw a barracuda, conch, snapper, a flounder, parrot fish, lion fish, and a blue octopus that came out every night. You could literally jump on top of them from the house patio. Bring a flashlight to see the night creatures.

The dive shop next door, The Reef House, was a very cool little spot. We would walk over after dinner and have a beer from there bar and play dominos with the owner and some of the staff. It was a great place to get a little social activity if you wanted it. They are super friendly over there.

We did manage to see some other parts of Roatan. The island is a beautiful place with all kinds of great views of the ocean and reef system.

Can't wait to go back to see more of it.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review I am happy to know you enjoyed our home. It's was nice to hear about your stay. Hope you come back again.
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4

Beautiful view and home feeling

  • 4 of 5

3 weeks goes fast when it feels like you're home ! Everything you need to make your stay fun and peaceful. The reef house is right there for the diving, snorkeling, having a few beers or even a meal. The house is on the perfect spot for amazing sunrise, kitchen fully equipped and all commodities. Cable for the TV's is not working properly but still watchable (wish it would have been better for the kids though). Make sure you have enough Lempira to buy your own water and toilet paper (that one, i still don't understand !!! ) Apparently, only the first bottle and rolls are included!??

None the less, it was a great rental for the whole family and George "the care taker payaso" will do his best to help you out with any needs ;-)

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my home. I am sorry about the water and toilet paper. I would have been happy to provide the entire time no one requested additional. A monthly rental does receive a large discount over a weekly rental and so most monthly renters provide for themselves. The cable for the TV is provided by a local company and does have outages which I have no control over. Roatan is still a third world country and electric and cable outages do happen. I am sorry for any incovence the outage caused. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

The weekly rate of $2,600.00 is for the 7 bedroom 6 Bath house. You can also rent it as a 3 bedroom 2 bath house for $1400.00 weekly rate if you require more rooms each additional room is $50.00 per night per room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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