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Kurt Halverson

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

2 Oceanfront Villas on the Water!

12 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bay Islands Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 2 bedrooms with Queen-size beds + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath on the sea.

Slumberland villas are one of Utila's unique vacation rentals that literally sits on top of aquamarine & crystalline Caribbean waters on the west end of East Harbor, Utila in an area known as Blue Bayou. World class snorkeling and shore diving await you directly off the front steps of your villa.........

The main settlement of Utila, also known as East Harbor, has an old Key West laid-back feel and is comprised of French Colonial and English clapboard-style architecture and is home to a diverse population of primarily English-speaking people, many of which are direct descendants of the original Dutch, French, and English buccaneers of days gone past. Colorful gingerbread houses with their well-tended flower gardens line the harbor and back streets of Utila lending to it's timeless charm and character.

Each of the two independent and slightly off-set villas share a common deck and each villa consists of two air-conditioned bedrooms with Queen-size beds, large central bathroom, light and airy great room with panoramic ocean views, and a fully equipped open kitchen.

Our competitive rates INCLUDE all applicable municipal and national taxes. Please also inquire about our discounted weekly rates.

Keywords: Oceanfront Villas

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Kurt Halverson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Kurt Halverson

I am a Hawaii born American physician married to a local Utila girl, that has lived on Utila for over a decade with our young son. We take pride in our properties and are responsive to any of our renters needs. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly with the assistance of our our on-island manager, Andy Bernard – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the amenities of home! We do our utmost to make your tropical dreams come true.........

Why Kurt Halverson chose Caribbean

The villas at Slumberland are one of the few properties on Utila with world class snorkeling and diving literally off the front steps. Additionally, the villas are a leisurely 5-10 minute walk along white sandy beaches to Chepe's public beach and the edge of town proper to insure quiet serenity but close enough to the conveniences of grocery stores, bars, restaurants, and the dive shops.

What makes this villa unique

Utila is consistently rated one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world and the villas at Slumberland offer some of the best snorkeling and shore diving that the island has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I want to tell you how we very much enjoyed our vacation in February to Utila. The accommodations were superb. Kurt and the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. And the Island of Utila is worth the effort to get there.

My family will definitely consider a return trip in the future.
Apr 2006
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Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

2 Oceanfront Villas on the Water!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
5

Our favorite Caribbean experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable 10 day stay at Slumberland this March. We were in the east villa which had a great view with large windows and a deck out front. We were able to observe sea life right from our deck and enjoyed the iguanas and crabs in the area below us. Some highlights of the trip were walking back from town on the sandy road in the moonlight, taking the water taxi to Neptunes and spending the day there snorkeling and relaxing on their beach, snorkeling right from our villa, and exploring Utila town. The villa was spacious, clean and comfortable. There was some music that drifted down from Chepes beach at night, but the air conditioner helped mask it. Andy, the manager was very friendly and helpful. When a storm blew up and at end of our trip and the ferry to Roatan was cancelled, he arranged a flight for us at short notice and also found an unavailable phone number that we needed for our hotel in Roatan. We could not have done those things without his help. We hope to visit Utila again and stay at Slumberland.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Two couples (50+) stayed for 8 nights and had a great time. Both units are well equipped, beds are good. We did rent a golf cart to travel around but not really needed it you like to walk. Snorkelling was good, seen my first octopus right out front. I would stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Juan Capistrano
5

Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days here after nine days in Honduras for a missions trip. We were exhausted and really needed to relax! Also, it was near our 40th wedding anniversary and we wanted some romance! The weather was perfect, the house was comfortable, the view and snorkeling were amazing. The caretaker, Andy, was very helpful, as was the owner, Kurt. Both gave us lots of information and helped us make arrangements for anything we needed. Andy arranged for a golf cart rental and rides to/from the dock and airport. We didn't use the AC at all, because of the nightly breeze. Sitting on the deck was our favorite thing to do. It was amazing to be able to walk down the back stairs and directly into the water. The reef is full of beautiful fish and live coral, so the snorkeling is amazing. We want to go back tomorrow!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kentucky
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay! Would highly recommend staying here. Great location. Good snorkeling in front of house and Andy and Kelia were great. Thanks

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ahhhh.... Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I spent a week here while diving Utila. We loved it. It was comfortable and had everything we truly needed. The kitchen was large, the supplied items were all we needed (other than our own groceries of course). You can walk out and snorkel for hours right out front, world class. There is also amazing diving right out front if you are certified and can get your own air and gear. The location is also great as it is far enough from town to be less busy and in a great dive spot, but only a 15 minute walk to town. We only rented a motorcycle for the last two nights and never had a problem... of course I dont mind walking though. We have already booked it again for this year, this time bringing all the family and taking both sides. Utila is a wonderful place with great people, plenty of peace and privacy, and incredible views and world class diving. FYI: You should also have the right expectation, Utila is NOT Roatan, it is NOT "resorty". It is still very much a pristine and local island culture. Do not expect a McDonalds here :-). Come stay at Slumberland and explore all of Utila, you wont regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superbe

  • 5 of 5

Belle semaine, les villas sont très propres et tout fonctionne.

Thank you.....

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Slumberland
Nearest Point of Interest
La Ceiba
Nearest Point of Interest
Roatan

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Rates & Availability

Bay Islands Villa Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

We require a 50% deposit to secure all reservations and this is most easily accomplished via our Slumberland PayPal account which accepts all major credit cards.

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Amenities

Bay Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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