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'Casa Del Mar at Orchid beach' is a well constructed modern home located in the Orchid Beach development, which is in walking distance of both the coveted West Bay beach and West End. Walk out the spacious deck and down the steps to a private, well maintained beach with a dock with swim platform and one of the top rated coral reefs in the world. The Island-style home has high ceilings with wood floors throughout, fully stocked kitchen with granite-tiled countertops, full laundry room, and two bedrooms and bathrooms that were designed for privacy. Corian countertop and spa bathtub with separate shower and huge closet in the master suite with king size bed, and Queen size second bed and full bath make it a very comfortable home for up to 4 guests. All linens provided. The tropical land surrounding the house has lime, papaya, banana, and guava trees as well as bougainvillea. It is also home to many kinds of birds and Iguanas. The pristine waters with reef make this a nature lovers paradise!
Travel to Roatan: Fly direct to Roatan on American, Delta, United, and Taca airlines. Travel on the island is made simple with taxis, car rentals or water taxis. You could walk to many areas from our house as well. We can arrange for a driver to pick you up at the airport. He can also be available for the duration of your stay- at your request.
The property: Orchid Beach is a well maintained development of 7 homes owned by people from the U.S.Four of the homes are used for rental purposes, three for the owner's vacation use. All houses share the beach and dock, with a walkway on either side of the property. For those familiar with Roatan, we are in between Gumba Limba and Luna Beach. Our deck has alot of privacy and spectacular ocean and sunset views-throughout the house as well.
Roatan: The island is unsurpassed in pristine clear waters and beautiful reefs teeming with hundreds of varieties of fish and marinelife, all accessed by walking in right from the shore. Our beach/ water is home to many lobsters and other crustaceans, fish that can be seen as soon as you get in the water, and a resident eel. Snorkel in privacy there, or walk or catch a water taxi to West Bay beach which has deeper waters and caves to snorkel in, with a different variety of fish and sea turtles, squid, etc. The calm waters at either location offer a prime snorkeling experience.
You can walk to virtually every type of water excursion offered on Roatan right from our beach. Diving and restaurants are a short stroll. There are many excellent dining options on Roatan- the quality of fresh fish and seafood is outstanding. For those wanting comforts from home like burgers and pizza, that can be found as well.
The islanders are warm, friendly, and welcoming.
U.S. dollars and credit cards accepted.
We have always wanted a beach home for our family to share and fell in love with Roatan, especially with the convenient direct flights from the US!
Gabe Milla purchased this house in 2013
We searched all over the island but once we stepped foot inside this beach house, we knew we had found our own little slice of paradise.
This home offers the privacy and peacefulness of the island, with the natural beauty of the birds and vegetation. Just steps to a quiet beach and dock, perfect sunsets every evening, and a myriad of stars at night. All this yet a short water taxi ride from the hustle and bustle, restaurants and dive shops of West Bay and West End.
My wife and I decided to book this beach house for our honeymoon in Roatan and we absolutely loved it. We stayed for 5 days and it was so hard to leave!
The driver picked us up at the airport and after taking us to buy some groceries it was about a 20 minute drive to the house. When we walked through the front door it exceeded our expectations. We were impressed by how spacious and beautiful the house was and also how clean and comfortable it felt. We loved the hardwood floors, high ceilings, nice big kitchen, and the hammocks and views off the decks.
We loved the location of the house. It's tucked away in a quiet, private area with green vegetation everywhere. It's a short walk down to our private beach with chairs to lay out on and swim docks. Very peaceful and secluded area.
Orchid Beach is located right between West Bay and West End, so a 15-20 minute walk either way along the beach will get you to some big stunning beaches and resorts, fine dining or local food, shops, and lots of stuff to keep you busy. We kayaked up to West End for dinner and it only took us 15 minutes. The area is also safe with low crime rates, so we never felt paranoid about being robbed.
The caretaker was great, he was always willing to help with anything we needed and even brought us fresh coconuts. The A/C in the house works great which is important because the island can get pretty hot.
Overall we absolutely loved the house and the surrounding areas. There's a lot to do, but it's also a great place to just chill and relax. We definitely want to return to Roatan someday, and we will definitely go with Casa Del Mar again next time.
Just as expected our latest stay in Gabe's house was incredible. We were welcomed by his new property manager Javier who was very professional and helpful. The house was great, just as we remembered it from last year. The island of Roatan is our favorite place on Earth and we can't wait to back next year. We were able to use the kayak that Gabe purchased especially for his guests and the diving with Denise was so great that I just can't imagine diving with anyone else. If you are traveling to Roatan to dive I highly recommend her, she is such as great teacher and guide. We will definitely be back next year and will be staying in Gabe's house as long as he has it available!
We have absolutely no regrets in choosing Casa Del Mar. Having never traveled to Roatan before I was a little concerned about location. That concerned went away immediately upon our arrival. My husband and I and our two teenage children spent two weeks there. The house had plenty of room to spread out and was equipped with pretty much anything you need. The views from the decks are amazing and the hammocks were so relaxing. The house and the neighborhood have a safe feel. The house locks up well, has an alarm system and a safe similar to ones you see in hotel rooms. The neighborhood and location is really what makes it. Its a small quiet neighborhood with a beach and dock that feels so private. Yet the best dive shop to use is right on your dock!! Clearwater Adventures runs their small operation right there on the beach. My family got certified and continued to dive with them for the remainder of our trip. Denisse and her crew are wonderful and have wonderful adventures to offer. Kayaking and snorkeling off the beach were wonderful relaxing things to do after a morning of diving. Walking either to West End or West Bay were easy 15 minutes at the most and beautiful. And if you don't want to walk water taxis are constant and easy to get. We were fine without having a car. Javier was always available if we needed a ride - even at the last minute if we found ourselves staying in West End until after dark and didn't want to walk home. He picked us up at the airport and took us to the grocery store on the way to the house. He even walked with us through the grocery store to help us out! He is also available for hire to take you on excursions around the island. If we return to Roatan, and we plan on it, we would definitely stay at this house again. Oh, and Gabe, the owner of the house, was great to work with. He was fast to respond to any question, and he'll confirm I had alot!
My partner and I shared Casa Del Mar with another couple from February 13-27 and loved it there! The house is very comfortable, kitchen well set up, bedrooms spacious, air conditioning worked well when needed and the decks were spacious with spectacular views. The lower deck had fans to keep the air moving. We were spoiled by Macaws in the trees and beautiful sunsets on the upper deck!
The location couldn't be better! We snorkeled right off the beach and saw a great variety of fish including a lion fish and large eel! We kayaked to the reef and enjoyed the beautiful coral, fish and a turtle. We walked on the beach to West Bay many times for more fabulous snorkeling, replenish our cash at the local ATMs, and enjoy meals in the many restaurants on the beach. We were not disappointed with the food or drinks at any of the restaurants but our favorite was the coconut shrimp at Beachers and the Monkey La La drink at Bananaramas. We also walked the other way on the beach (which included climbing over some rocky spots) to West End for fun shopping, restaurants and night life. It was easy to catch a water taxi to and/or from either place so we often walked one way and taxied back (especially if we had been shopping). We went to Sandy Bay but made the mistake of taking a water taxi from West Bay. It is advisable to go by regular taxi as the cost is much less and it is quicker. We didn't enjoy Sandy Bay as much but in fairness we only visited one area and I suspect we missed a lot.
Javier picked us up from the airport and was very helpful throughout our time on Roatan. We hired him to take us on a tour of the island and he shared some interesting history of the various areas on the island. My favorite part was the boat tour around the Oak Ridge community and through the mangroves. What a different life they have!
We decided to try scuba diving while we were there. Gabe recommended Denise at Clearwater Adventures located at the base of the stairs leading to the beach. What a great experience that was! Denise was fabulous. She is knowledgeable, patient and fun! It couldn't have been better. We loved it so much we went 3 times while we were there and can't wait to do it again!
We all loved Roatan and will return to visit again! Gabe was so easy to deal with and made sure we had every thing we needed. We recommend Casa del Mar without any hesitation! Thank you Gabe for sharing your little piece of paradise with us!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The location between West End and West Bay is perfect. The beach was quiet and felt relatively private. The water is amazing, and snorkelling right off the beach is fantastic. Lots of coral and fish to see, but also sandy spots for comfortable swimming. Juan Carlos, who looks after the property is such a sweetheart and he really added to the experience, bringing us fresh coconut and even a beautifully cooked fresh fish that he had caught earlier that day for us to have at lunch. The property itself is lovely, clean and comfortable and comes with everything you could possibly need. We also enjoyed the comfort of air conditioned transportation with Javier, who picked us up in a timely fashion for our trips to and from the airport as well as home at night after a wonderful dinner out. He was a wealth of information and it was a great comfort to know that we could call him at anytime. I did think the house was right on the beach, so was initially disappointed to discover there was a laneway and another house in front of us before the steps to the beach, but as we had beautiful views and it was still just a stairway down to the beach, in the end it really didn't matter. We feel truly fortunate to have found this place and would highly recommend it. A truly wonderful experience.
Nice house! Excellent service from Gabe!! Beds were great! Loved watching the bats at the hummingbird feeder. There are new stairs to the beach (the day after we got there) and are so much better than the old ones. I would recommend this house to others, but noting it does have a limited ocean view from the deck.
Roatan is famous for being one of the best SCUBA dive sites in the world. Clearwater Adventures scuba is right off of Orchid Beach and you will not need to rent a car. Get picked up from the dock every morning and enjoy the pristine waters of the Caribbean and the protected Roatan reef.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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