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Casa Rubio- Your Window to the Sea

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

Casa Rubio, 3 Bedroom Home, West Bay

This home has everything, including a view that takes your breath away. Fall asleep to the sound of the sea. Great snorkeling, beach front, private dock, security system, walking distance to everything, with easy access to water taxis. Spacious kitchen and bathrooms including over sized bathtub and shower. Cable TV, Smart TV, unlimited wifi, telephone, air conditioning, peaceful, lovely garden community. No additional fees.


Owner
Melissa Mejia
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Melissa Mejia

I love Roatan

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Casa Rubio- Your Window to the Sea
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

A few days in paradise...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Casa Rubio during our girl's trip in Jan 2017. We stayed for 4 nights and it was perfect for us. The deck overlooking the ocean is ideal for sunbathing, drinking coffee and grilling out. 3 bedrooms with their own bathrooms....1 king and 2 queens easily accommodates 6 people. The home is beautiful and very close to the Clearwater Adventures Dive shop. Roatan really is an amazing place with so much to do! We rented a car (get an SUV automatic) and drove in at night (which I do not recommend). The roads are full of potholes and very dimly lit. You can arrange transportation from the airport to the house with Melissa the property manager and they will also stop at the store on the way in. You can also take the water taxi to West End and West Bay from the dock. But I liked having a car and being able to explore. Also you can buy a day pass at Infinity Bay resort for $19/pp per day and enjoy their amazing pool and beach and snorkel right off the beach and see amazing fish! They also have a great spa...my Mom said she had the best massage of her life there (deep tissue). We also had yummy breakfast with a great view at Por Que No? in West End, had dinner at the Lighthouse in West End (not great and expensive), also went kayaking at the house, my friends went scuba diving with Clearwater next door, had dinner at Boho Beach Club (by accident, we were looking for Beacher's but it was raining.... so we stopped at Boho). The fish tacos and guacamole were amazing! And we visited Gumbalimba Park and hung out with the Capuchin monkeys and macaws. We didn't get a chance to zipline throught the canopy and just visited the park but it was worth it to see the animals up close and not in cages. They are free to roam and fly but they always come back to Gumbalimba. Overall, Casa Rubio is a wonderful base to explore all that Roatan has to offer! Also Melissa Mejia ( the property manager) is wonderful...she texted us to check on us as we were arriving and answered the phone when I called with questions. Very responsive and professional. Hope to see you again soon beautiful Roatan!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a great spot ! We enjoyed the beach right behind the house and catching boat taxis from the dock to West End and West Bay - the porch was a perfect morning coffee spot to enjoy top notch views

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Delightful Caribbean Escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had stayed at the Turtle Beach Resort in October 2015 which is located next to the Casa Rubio at Orchid Beach. We decided to try Casa Rubio at Orchid Beach for this vacation and definitely made the right choice, and it should not be understated that Casa Rubio was a cheaper rate. Casa Rubio is 5 star compared to Turtle Beach. The home was clean, spacious, well appointed, and the direct ocean (Sunset) views were amazing. Staying at Casa Rubio allowed us to escape the constant and annoying construction noise ongoing at Turtle Beach which was annoying in October 2015 and remained ongoing for this trip. We felt so sorry for those folks as we enjoyed the tranquility at Casa Rubio. The beach was well groomed. Snorkeling off the pier was every bit as exciting as diving the reef as we saw stingrays, lobsters, lion fish, octopus, puffer fish, and various exotic species of fish. The location is great w/ a 5 min water taxi to either West Bay or West End, and of course the fact that Clearwater Adventures one of Roatan's best dive outfitters is located at Orchid Beach just steps from Casa Rubio is a wonderful resource. A 1 minute walk you can be in a dive boat and headed to the reef. Melissa the property owner made every provision for us. The folks she employed to facilitate our travel to and from the airport were wonderful people that we actually hired to give us additional island tours. Melissa provided a local cell phone for island communication which was very helpful. For those that have never been to Roatan this is not Las Vegas. This is a beautiful and tranquil jungle environment on a Caribbean beach, and with that comes mosquito's and sand fleas so come prepared with bug spray and/or tanning oil. Tanning oil works great for your tan as well as deterring bug bites. In our opinion Casa Rubio is a great option for your Roatan vacation, we very much enjoyed our stay, and will definitely be back. Thank you Melissa for sharing your beautiful home with us for one very short week.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great property in a PERFECT location

  • 4 of 5

Casa Rubio is situated in an absolutely perfect spot for a perfect vacation. Very private but an easy walk to West End or West Bay. Or, if you like, a water taxi ride. Is also rigt off the same dock that Clearwater Adventures uses for their dives. Great spot for the divers. If you're not a diver, the snorkeling right off the beach is phenomenal. We saw puffer fish, barracuda, spiny lobsters and sea stars, to name a few. The reef is just s short kayak trip out as well.

The house itself is very spacious and open. Master bedroom faces the ocean with a door to the deck. Living room also looked out to the deck. House is well equipped dishes, pots and pans, toaster, blender, etc. Our meals were only breakfast and lunch at the house. Never did a dinner there, always went to West End for some great street food.

I did not give 5 stars for a couple reasons...refrigerator had issues with keeping cold. Told Melissa about this but a repairman was not able to be scheduled during our stay. Also, several light fixtures were not working or didn't have bulbs (master bath). Melissa informed us that the house was going to be going through some updating so I'm confident all these issues will be fixed. Do not let these issues sway you from not staying here. I am mentioning them so you are aware but this is a great property I would definitely stay at again.

The house came with a water chiller and was supplied with 5 gallon water jugs. We had purchased bottled water but used this to refill bottles and for cooking.

Enjoy Casa Rubio, my family definitely did!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

We really like Casa Rubio. The view was awesome, the house was very nice, with all the amenities, even a good selection of DVDs. Melissa, the manager was prompt to respond with any requests and always answered her phone when we called.

Probably what we like most though, was the location in proximity to the Clearwater Divers dive shop. It was a one minute walk down the steps and we were on the dock. The entire experience was wonderful, and if you're looking for a diving vacation, the combination of Casa Rubio and Clearwater Diving cannot be beat.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure having you as a guest at Casa Rubio. I sincerely hope that you return here for your next dive trip.
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4

Nice Location and View

  • 4 of 5

We (4 adults) enjoyed our stay at this property. Its location is between the nice resorts and West End. The manager was very responsive and neighbors next door at Turtle Beach were very nice. The house was a nice size and nice as as described. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star review is the bedding didn't feel clean - the bed cover looked and felt like it needed washing or replaced. The kitchen could use some serving dishes for family dinners. I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. I can assure you that your bedding was freshly laundered before your arrival. I value your input, and I think your suggestion to update the bedspread is a good one. Nice bedding is always very important to me. Please return soon to see the improvements we have made. It was a pleasure to meet you.
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

50% required at booking. NON_REFUNDABLE
Balance to be paid 30 days before check in.
Holidays 35% rate increase

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Orchid Beach Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ensuite bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom includes patio doors to the balcony. Beautiful spacious bedrooms with closets
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Diving Instructor Onsite. Snorkeling. Sandy Beach. Docks. Kayaks for rent

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