Spacious 5 bed, 4 bath ocean view home with private pool. Minutes to West End.
Rudy and Antje B
- english, german, dutch, bulgarian
About Rudy and Antje B
We are Rudy & Antje, your hosts at Chillax Roatan, a Roatan vacation rental by owner. When you stay with us, you stay with real owners, not a real estate management company. We strive to offer you a great experience and intimate times with friends and family. We'd like to welcome you to our comfortable and affordable property in the most convenient location on Roatan. We are a family of five passionate world travelers. We enjoy family time in our house as well as the many outdoor activities the island offers. We look forward to rolling out the red carpet for you and making your trip to Roatan one you’ll never forget. You will also appreciate Ton & Zilla, our warm and caring property managers and members of the Chillax Roatan team, who are focused on taking good care of you so that enjoy your vacation and come back again.
Rudy and Antje B purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Rudy and Antje B chose Sandy Bay
We picked this particular home because of its character and the opportunities for friends and families to stay and hang out together. We deliberately choose to be away from the beach as the Roatan beaches are public and would not allow to offer you much of privacy. As the house sits on 1.5 acres, there will be nobody peeking in your windows or walking across the property. No nightclub noises or bar crowds. Just you and your family, minutes away from everything you need. We hope you will share the same views and have an unforgettable time at Chillax Roatan.
What makes this Villa unique
This Roatan villa will spark your nostalgia for the simple life. Imagine sitting on one of the 2 decks at sunset and enjoying the stunning colors of the ocean in front of you as the sun goes down. Open the windows to the scent of all the flowers and fruit trees in the beautifully landscaped garden and the waft of sea air. Breathe deep and feel so relaxed. Notice how your stress and worries melt away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Best Vacation Ever!
This was the best vacation and Chillax Roatan was a big part of it. We stayed in the main house which has 3 bedrooms. There is an attached guest house with 2 additional bedrooms for larger families.
All 3 bedrooms have an air conditioning unit which was a blessing for this family used to having central air! Each bedroom also had their own bathroom. Our master bedroom had a wonderful balcony with a table and several chairs where we enjoyed a drink or two while watching the sunset. The sun does set at 6:30 pm which was something to get used to. The downstairs lanai is where we had breakfast and coffee each morning. There is a large table with enough room for 8 with a fan overhead. The pool, hammock and lounge chairs were huge hits and where we spent any daylight hours when we weren't in town. The washer and dryer came in handy since we stayed 2 weeks but did not want to travel with 2 weeks worth of clothing.
The house is close to Gibson Bight Marina which is where my husband and sister-in-law jogged to the beach each morning. There are hills and not much room to walk so for most ventures we opted to take a taxi. We would stand at the end of the driveway and most times waited under a minute for one to stop and take us to our destination. Make sure you negotiate a price ahead of time. We paid 30 lempira per person (~$1.25 USD) for a ride from Chillax to West End which is where we spent most of our time. We became scuba certified, snorkeled and dived, swam with dolphins, learned to make chocolate, shopped and ate local cuisine. PS - you have to try a Monkey Lala from Sundowner's!
We rented a mid-size car for a couple days to travel to other parts of the island. I would suggest an SUV if you were to rent as some of the roads are rough. We then went zip lining, jet skiing and met and handled sloths, birds and monkeys.
At the end of every busy, wonderful, tiring day, we came back to Chillax which was perfectly situated. Far enough away to be completely peaceful and secluded but close enough to get to so many wonderful things in no time.
Property managers Ton and Zilla answered our many questions and gave us many suggestions to make our trip stress-free and enjoyable. Whenever we reached out they responded immediately.
Thanks to all for making this a trip of a lifetime for our family. We definitely want to return and know we will look no further for accommodations as Chillax Roatan was perfect!
Terrific time highly recommend
We spent a week at Chillax Roatan and it was an amazing experience. The highlights:
- Private pool that was just the right size
- Wildlife everywhere, hummingbirds, island birds and lizards all around the property. Palm trees, a lemon tree, banana tree and lime bush all on premises.
- Very comfortable beds. (This is the type of underrated thing which can ruin the best of vacations if the mattress is skimped on.)
- 5 minutes from West End, a quintessential Caribbean town with a good mix of locals and tourists (lots of great dining options but not the Caribbean Disneyland feel you get in West Bay.)
- Plenty to do. Our family trip included zip lines, sloths, a glass bottom boat tour, snorkeling and a 2 hr lesson at the chocolate factory.
This is the place for you if: you like authentic experiences that allow for some luxuries (namely the pool and home facilities).
Things to be aware of: Roatan is part of Honduras, in the sense that Hawaii is part of the US. There is overlap in terms of government/currency etc. But the island has its own unique culture. As such fears for safety that exist on the mainland don’t exist on the island. It’s important to separate the 2. That said we didn’t wear fancy jewelry, left the engagement ring at home and brought limited cash out to town along with the credit and debit cards. At no time did we feel unsafe, but preferred to keep a low profile.
We leveraged taxis to and from West End. You can grab a cab at the end of the driveway (didn’t ever have to wait more than 5 minutes) and for $1 per person you get a ride into town. Getting back to the house takes some ability to speak in broken Spanish (tell the driver to go towards Gibson Bay etc). If you were to come with a large group (something we’d love to do upon return) it would make sense to rent a car. Also our children were 5 and 7. Much younger and the logistics may have become difficult, but we had no issues.
Bottom line is if you like a bit of relaxed adventure, an ability to become entrenched for a time with the culture with where you are staying and having the Caribbean world for you at your fingertips with just a little work this is the place for you.
Beautiful island home
Our family of 6 enjoyed our week at Chillax. The location is convenient to West Bay and West End. The pool if fabulous. Zilla and Ton were helpful and accommodating.
Tom, thanks for the kind comments. We are glad you had a 5-star experience.
Amazing villa on the top hill with ocean`s view
It were unforgettable 5 days at Chillax Roatan villa! This villa located at hill top overlooking the ocean, great location! The house and everything is very well-groomed and extremely comfortable. Everything is made in good style and incredibly with comfort. A lot of the palms around property, the pool made with fall and big deck - excellent vacation`s time is guaranteed. I must to say that such comfort and style you can see very seldom. Rudy - many thanks for a great holiday on your amazing villa!
Igor, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you back. Meanwhile, tell all your friends and family about your amazing vacation :-)
Great House and Location
When I visited Chillax Roatan I had a great time. The house is located on a hill in seemingly in the perfect spot.There was a pool right out in front, from the master bedroom you have a spectacular view of the ocean, the house is close enough to the Sandy Bay beach, that it’s within walking distance, but also far enough away from the road that you have privacy. The house’s driveway is also by the main road so going places is easy as taxis are constantly passing by. The kitchen is also fully equipped for any cooking needs. The house additionally has a great air conditioning system. The house is very clean and because it is fenced in with a great security system you feel safe and have great privacy, as there are no other houses on the hill.
Dear Julian, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at Chillax Roatan. Our home is indeed very private, safe, and conveniently located to the beaches, dive shops, and restaurants at Sandy Bay, West End, and West Bay. Come see us again!
We booked Chillax a couple of months ago and stayed there this past November. There were 6 of us, 3 couples staying in our own bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Antje and Rudy, the owners of this amazing villa, were easy to reach. They answered all of our questions before and after we booked our holiday. The property managers, Ton and Zilla, also emailed us right away and arranged the arrival logistics (Marty, the driver, picked us right from the arrival hall of the airport).
Ton and Zilla were waiting for us at the house. They spent about an hour with us, answering our questions and giving us tips on where to go and what to do on the island. They also gave us a mobile phone with all the numbers we needed to contact them, contact Marty the driver, etc.
The house was cleaned before we arrived. Everything worked as expected. We found everything we needed in the house- a fully equipped kitchen, sheets and towels, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. They even provided travel size shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel for each of us. Unexpected, but a nice touch, just like when you stay at a fancy hotel.
The house looks much better than on the pictures- bright, modern, colorful, and very comfortable. The bathrooms have been completely renovated and are very modern. The view from the master bedroom is breathtaking.
A very spacious and completely private villa that is convenient to both the night life of West End and the stunning beach of West Bay. We loved the pool and spent our mornings and early evenings hanging out by it.
We highly recommend Chillax to our fellow travelers and would love to come back. This was one of our best holidays!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Chillax Roatan and our property managers Ton and Zilla. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
Roatan - one of the last pieces of paradise on earth
Endless summer, beautiful beaches, friendly people, good inexpensive food, fabulous snorkeling, world-class diving , great fishing and other water-related activities are just a few things that come to mind when thinking about the beautiful Honduran island Roatan.
Unlike most other popular Caribbean tourist destinations, Roatan does not have any sky-rise hotels, pushy street vendors and obnoxious time share sales people. Instead, the island offers accommodations of various sizes that are hidden away between tropical fruit trees and Hibiscus bushes, small, cute, privately owned stores, restaurants and bars, and the opportunity to truly relax or be as active as you want to be.
Though Roatan belongs to Honduras, it is not any less safe than most American or European towns. There is plenty of police on the island assuring the safety of the visitors.
Roatan offers fun and excitement for the entire family. If cause the biggest appeal is the beautiful reef that is easily accessible by water taxi where you can snorkel or dive. Other activities include: dolphin swimming, fishing, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking. West End beach offers an inflatable water park (free of charge).
Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy island tours, botanical gardens and arboretum tours that not only teach you about various plants but also offer fruit tours where you can sample a number of delicacies that grow on the island while enjoying spectacular views of the island.
Roatan further offers a butterfly garden and an underwater museum.