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Beachfront, Private, Secure Guest House on 2 1/2 acres-Owners on site help you

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights


Sandy Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront, Private House - 1 Bdrm+Loft Bdrm & 1.25 Baths (Best for a couple).

Secure, beachfront, guest house, one bedroom with high quality queen bed, full bathroom with large shower, fully equipped kitchen, bar, living room with flat screen Cable TV, DVD with about 200 DVD's, WiFi, and a large screened porch.

The loft has a full size bed, seating and sink/vanity. The house is ideal for a couple, but can sleep four.

This is a small, clean, modern house next to a classic island home on over 3 acres of private property. The property extends from the road to the beach in a quiet, safe area of Sandy Bay, at Spooky Channel in the Marine Reserve - includes use of the dock.

We recently furnished the house with modern and custom furniture (inside and on the deck), new linens, electronics, dishes, cutlery, kitchen appliances and BBQ.

We, the owners, live on-site in a classic island house and are available to provide information, arrange transportation and activities, borrow cooking ingredients/utensils and assist you any way we can to make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

We personally pick you up at the airport, take you to the grocery store, then to the guest house. We provide information about the guest house, the area, the island, and answer any questions. We will bring you back to the airport at the end of your vacation and can print any tickets/boarding docs.

You are welcome to the fruit from any of our trees/bushes on-site. We have coconuts (year around), cashews, papayas, mangos, nonis, breadfruit, bananas, plantains, soursop, starfruit, avocados and hot peppers (seasonally).

• Swimming, snorkeling and world class diving is easily accessible on the coral reef right out front, use of the dock included with fresh water shower and covered area.

• We are ideally located 10 minutes from West End, where you’ll find many dive centers, restaurants, beach bars, shopping, and small grocery stores and also 10 minutes from Coxen Hole, the major town on the island.

• Large, screened porch with seating, table, lighting.

• Air conditioning in the bedroom, ceiling fans throughout, mobile fan, reading lights.

• Fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances, filtered water/water cooler

• Washing machine (w/detergent) and clothes line off the deck

• Free internet access on-site and cell phone (phone provided with 20-30 minutes locally and to the US/Canada about the same price). You buy extra, inexpensive minutes.

• 2 person kayak, 2 mountain bikes, beach lounge chairs, hammock, snorkel marker, floatation devices, some snorkel equipment, beach front picnic facilities, horseshoes, volleyball - all included, (guitar and djembe drum available upon request).

• On deck is a gas BBQ (charcoal BBQ and fire pit available).

• 32” flat screen TV with local cable. DVD player and DVD library with about 200 movies, speakers for mp3 hookup, radio.

To enjoy your stay, you must be OK with dogs. We have 2 dogs that are good with guests but do bark when unfamiliar people or dogs come around, but they provide great security.

Direct flights to Roatan are currently available from Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Toronto and Milan. Main carriers are United and Delta, and American from the US and Sunwing or Air Transat from Canada.

Keywords: villa, bungalow, beach, ocean, private, house, scuba, snorkeling, quiet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children

Al or Sandra Segarich
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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October 25, 2016
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About Al or Sandra Segarich

Al and I (Sandra) have been married 27 years. We retired from hectic careers in Western US and Canada in 2007. We love animals and help local people care for their animals and coordinate veterinary care. Sandra is working on a masters degree in holistic nutrition. We love our life in Roatan and like to share our piece of paradise with guests.

Al or Sandra Segarich purchased this house in 2008

Why Al or Sandra Segarich chose Bay Islands Honduras

We have been certified divers since 1993. We knew we wanted to live in the Caribbean and fell in love with Roatan in 1997. We found our dream property with an old island home on the beach in 2001. It is just our house and the guest house on our 3 acres from road to beach. No need to walk through other neighborhoods.

We recently decided to rent our guest house that was built in 2007, but finished/upgraded in 2011 andnow upgrade continually.

What makes this house unique

The beach is right out your front door. You can quietly relax in a hammock or lounge chairs on our private part of the beach. There is no local access through this property and rarely motor vehicles on the beach here. Snorkel or take the kayak out about 150 yards to Spooky Channel or just swm from the dock out front. Anthony's Key and Roatan Institute of Marine Science is just 1/4 mile away. It's quiet but centrally located within 10 minutes and a dollar and a half taxi ride to both West End or Coxen Hole.


based on 33 traveler reviews

Beachfront, Private, Secure Guest House on 2 1/2 acres-Owners on site help you
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Great Place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the beginning of September 2016 and it is the perfect place to stay. The house is comfortable and well equipped. Al and Sandra are a wealth of knowledge about the island. The view is as spectacular in person as it is in the pictures. Being able to pick fresh mango's from the tree was a great bonus. We highly recommend renting from Al and Sandra.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place to stay on the island!

  • 5 of 5

This house was PERFECT and Sandra and Al are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! The location was great because it was just far enough from West End, but close enough that we could catch a quick and CHEAP taxi ride over to any restaurants and dive shops we wanted. Spooky Channel Guest House will forever be in our hearts as my now fiancé proposed to me on the beautiful beach right in front of the house! We will definitely be staying here again when we return to Roatan and have already recommended it to all of our family and friends. Oh! Sandra and Al also have three awesome pups that are as a sweet as can be if you're a dog lover like we both are.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Roatan Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Al and Sandara made our trip to Roatan special because they helped us avoid all the tourist pitfalls, while telling us what might interest us. Snorkeling off the pier was amazing and different each morning. Exploring the island was very nice. Scuba diving with Coconut Tree Divers (which Al and Sandra recommended) was awesome. Jim had lots of lobster and we both had lots of apple bananas, thanks to Al. We picked a winner of a location. Spending our down time on the screened in porch reading and looking at the water was incredible.

Thanks for making our Roatan adventure wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mark & Lorri

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for the best private rental on Roatan, Sandra and Al's Cottage at Spooky Channel is the one to book.. The cottage is super clean and comfortable and stocked with everything you need for a great vacation (thanks for supplying the aloe S&A-we needed it). The location between West End and Coxen Hole, is just a short cab ride if you choose not to rent a car. Sandra and Al live on the island full time and know all the ins and outs- just ask them, they're super helpful. Mia and Zoe rock the property and are the best beach doggies ever. They will also assist with the disposal of any leftover breakfast sausage. We loved to hang out in the screen porch with a cup of coffee or a cold beer. True to its name we did snorkel over Spooky Channel and it was amazing.

We usually don't go to the same place twice, but Sandra, Al and the cottage will be seeing us again - we promise!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was above and beyond expected.

Al and Sandra are as good as it gets! They were both so kind and helpful and we more than enjoyed getting to know them and spending time with me. Such an amazing couple who truly made our stay exceptional.

The guest house is better than advertised! It was so comfortable and the views were like living in a postcard!

Will definitely go back just to see Al and Sandra again!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands Tx


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent our 10 year anniversary here. This is the most incredible place you can stay at in Roatan. You can stay anywhere on the island however if you want a five star hotel accommodations you can definitely stay here. Sandra and Al are the most amazing host you will ever find in your travels. They pick you up from the airport, take you shopping and whatever you want to do. They know everyone in Roatan so they can hook you up. On a personal note to Sandra and Al. Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make this an amazing vacation. The food, the company, the golf, the dinners, we could not have asked for more. You two are so much fun and amazing people. We had such an incredible time we are ready to buy :). We love you guys and cannot wait to see yall again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
El Passo
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
To mainland
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
World Class 18 hole course
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
El Passo
Nearest Beach
Front yard
Car: not necessary

The guest and our classic, island house are the only houses on our private, 2 1/2 acres from road to beach. There are many fruit trees, and plants that you are welcome to.

The reef is just 150' and is at the famous Spooky Channel with lots of marine life for divers & snorkelers.

Carambola Gardens are less than a mile walk or $1.00 per person taxi ride.

No car necessary as taxi's run on the main road every couple minutes and are very inexpensive.


Rates & Availability

Sandy Bay House Rental Rates

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Winter Holidays - High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Rates are for one to two people, additional $100/week for extra guests.
$100 extra fro Christmas, New Years and Easter weeks.
Not suitable for children.
Pick-up at airport, drop off and many household items included (including bottled water, paper products, soaps, spices, condiments...)

40% down to secure the house
60% due 45 days prior to arrival
Refundable deposit if cancelled and able to re-rent ($75 handling fee)

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Sandy Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - sink and vanity only
    Outdoor shower and foot rinse - outdoor shower
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 Queen size bed custom pedestal bed with built in drawers and matching night stands with reading lights. 1 Full size bed in the loft. Single bed or cot available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All available on-site, no charge: Our two person ocean kayak with high quality back supports and ergonomic handles (large dry bag and life jackets available). Hammock can be put up in the shade on request. Snorkel marker float for safety and boogie board for rest stops if not using the kayak Our two mountain bikes (helmets available). Private beach volleyball court can be set-up in the front yard. Guitar available on request

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