|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Get away from it all at the Coral House, a beautiful beachfront home located on the white sands of Treasure Beach.
Located three miles from Utila town and ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT, a vacation at the Coral House is ideal for romantic couples wanting peace and privacy or adult friends and families looking to relax and reconnect.
Featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great room featuring 16ft vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a huge wrap around veranda with day beds and a dinning table for six people.
Located only 70ft from the waters edge the house has sweeping views of the private beach, ocean, the utila cays and the pico bonito mountains of mainland honduras on the horizon.
Seven sets of french doors open onto the verandas, allowing you to blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor living. The coral house features 2400 sq.ft of living space and 800 sq.ft of covered verandas and can comfortably accommodate up to six adults.
A large sunbathing/star gazing deck is built over the water, enjoy cooling sea breezes as you look at the coral reef below or enjoy sunsets over the cays. The snorkeling in front of the house is truly world class with our beautiful coral reef.
For larger groups we can also offer the delightful PINEAPPLE HOUSE which can accommodate an additional four couples in its four bedrooms/three bathrooms, this house also features a full kitchen and living room with multiple sets of french doors that open onto a huge wrap around veranda. The Pineapple House is located 150+ft down the beach from The Coral House.
Rental includes pick up from Utila town on your arrival day and return boat trip to town on check out day (no boat transfers at night).
Full provisioning of the home with food and drinks prior to your arrival is also available and we can arrange scuba diving, fishing and/or sight seeing trips.
Dave and Trish our onsite property managers offer a complete concierge service. Need help with flights from Roatan or the mainland of Honduras? Want to go scuba diving or fishing? Kitchen stocked with food and drinks?Just ask.
we love to travel and love to dive, that's what first brought us to utila. we designed and oversaw the construction of the coral house and we couldn't be prouder of this beach front paradise.
Laurence Hegarty purchased this house in 2007
we 'discovered' treasure beach in 2005 and were instantly hooked. utila reminded us of ambergris caye belize back in the 1990's, before the cruise ships and condo developments arrived.
as one of only a dozen or so homes spread along 2 miles of beach front, the coral house assures peace, privacy and an escape from the tourist crowds.
snorkel the beautiful coral reef in front of the house, dive the largest reef in the western hemisphere, deep sea or flats fish and kayak to deserted islands. collect shells, pick coconuts, sea grapes and breadfruit, watch beautiful sunsets and stargaze at night, this is what the rest of the caribbean used to be like.
My husband and I are divers and we've been to other places in the Caribbean (Grand Cayman, Cozumel, etc.) but nothing compares to our stay at the Coral House diving with Utila Cays. From the beautiful house already stocked upon arrival to the world class diving and snorkeling there is little left to be desired. My sister also joined us as she wanted to relax in the sun and experience snorkeling for the first time and all of us are planning a return trip with a larger group as the house accommodates 8 comfortably. We didn't have to worry about a thing when we were there because of Dave and Trish, the lovely caretakers of the property. Dave picked us up from the airport and immediately bought everyone a beer for the trip to the house and Trish did a lovely job preparing the house and answered the phone very early one morning to address an unexpected need. They are all the reviews say. They even provided us with a phone so we could always get in touch with them and even allowed us to call the States to let our family know we made it safely. We didn't bother then often but when we needed them they were very accommodating. The house really is wonderful with a stocked kitchen and an outdoor grill which we must say cooked meat perfectly. The AC units are new and cooled the house down quickly. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular viewed from the private dock and star gazing deck. The reef right off the dock in front of the Coral House is quite nice and during our stay the tide was low making the snorkeling fantastic as the coral reef was so close to the surface. For those underwater photographers, our snorkel adventures to the Cays in the afternoon produced some of the best pictures we've ever taken. The Cays, a cluster of small islands, right off the beach were fun to explore and easily accessed by kayak. Included in the house is one double and one single kayak which was perfect for the three of us. We explored inhabited Jewel Cay where Utila Cay Diving is located and was given a tour by Bogdan our first day. Get the Barracuda fish plate at Cayview Restaurant. There were several small convenience shops for necessities. People are all very friendly and we always felt safe everywhere we went. We explored uninhabited Water Cay where there is a large sand bar and great snorkeling. If you want privacy go early in the morning and avoid Thursdays as many locals gather at Water Cay. Great diving, especially on the North side of the island.
As I write this review, I literally have tears in my eyes. I had absolutely no idea, how much we would Love Treasure Beach and The Coral House. So, much...that we are preparing to buy a lot within The Treasure Beach area. Saying that, let me give you the specifics of "the best vacation we have ever had!"
First, when asking about The Coral House, the owner responded immediately and put me in direct touch with his Properety Managers (Trisha and Dave our new friends for life), that live a few houses down. They were very helpful and detailed, they forgot nothing. They arranged the Island hopping flight from Roatan to Utila, where they met us with a driver. They shuttled us to our Boat waiting at the dock, that brought us to the Dock of "The Coral House." This all sounds very simple, but here is the KICKER. When, arriving on Utila, and then driving thru town...it was very reminiscent of any 3 world country, but when we got to the dock in town, THERE IT WAS...THAT CARRIBEAN BLUE WATER. The 15 minute boat ride, was inching closer and closer...TO PARADISE. As we approached the Dock of The Coral House, it was like something in our Souls was awakened, we could have cared less about the house at that point, because the reef surrounding the dock (our dock for the week) was FREAKING AMAZING! As, Trish and Dave walked us thru coconut palms and almond trees to our home for the week, there she was 'THE CORAL HOUSE", fully provisioned, unbelievibly beautiful and better than any of the pics they had posted. The Coral House, was AMAZING! Trish and Dave were AMAZING, they took us to town, arranged a fishing trip, arranged scuba, provisioned our pantry, they were AWESOME...they even provided us a phone with all the Numbers plugged in, so that if we needed anything or anyone, we had it. I have to say, that between the Property, The Owner, The Property Managers...The Coral House deserves more than FIVE STARS. It is a slice of Heaven.
We will be back...in the spring! WE LOVED THIS HOME, the people, the atmosphere...it was the Best Vacation, ever.
Eight of us just returned from a fabulous week at Treasure Beach on Utila, staying at the Coral House and its sister property, the neighboring Pineapple House. (http://www.vrbo.com/245992)
The properties are extremely well equipped, and maintained by an excellent property management team, who see to your every need, from provisioning the houses with food and drinks of your choice before arrival, to making sure you can get to places you want to visit during your stay. A team like this is vital at a vacation property of this type, located a 20-minute boat trip from Utila Town. The houses are nicely decorated and feature spacious bedrooms and baths, as well as a massive wrap-around porch where you're likely to spend a lot of your time. Each house has its own private stretch of beach, and they share a nice dock, complete with a great rooftop sitting area perfect for drinks at sunset.
The properties couldn't be more perfect for water lovers. Snorkelers will find a reef teaming with life right off the beach, with an easy entry and exit by ladder from the end of your own dock. Scuba divers and snorkelers alike can enjoy the amazing services provided by Utila Cays Diving. They will pick you up at your own dock each morning, for a mix of diving the nearby reefs, and those a short ride away on the north side. They take care of all your gear from the beginning to the end of your trip, even rinsing and hanging it to dry right at your house at the end of your stay.
It'd be easy to have breakfast, lunch and dinner at your own house each day, but other options include a short boat ride over to the Utila Cays for lunch or dinner, or a longer ride to Neptunes for lunch, followed by drinks on their nice stretch of beach. Boat trips into Utila Town can be arranged as well, and it's worth at least one trip to explore the eclectic village. Other adventure options include kayaks, included at the houses, and stand up paddle boards from Utila Cays Diving. It's an easy and fun 15-minute kayak trip to get over to the Utila Cays for a look around. For a day trip, consider arranging a boat ride to Cayos Cochinos, where you can have lunch at a Garifuna fishing village, and snorkel and dive in the marine park there.
In short, if you want to get away from it all for awhile, and don't want to go to an all-inclusive resort or big hotel, the Pineapple and Coral houses of Treasure Beach are just right for you.
Treasure Beach is true paradise. Set your internal clock to island time – Rise with the sun, hear the coconuts fall, the gecko cry, & the Carribean sea hit the sands. Relax, Relax, & Relax some more on the beautiful beaches, the double tiered deck or on the front porch of the beautifully appointed Coral House. Enjoy fresh fish, meet new people, engage the locals, kayak, dive, swim or snorkel. Fall asleep to the ocean. Wake and Repeat. When you come to Utila, your shoulders immediately fall. Less is definitely more here. Take in the true beauty of the island. Soak up what the delightful caretakers (Dave, Trish & Peter) have to offer when it comes to marine life, Honduras, their island, plants, birds…EVERYTHING UTILA! They are a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share with you what puts a smile on their face every single day. If you come here prepared to be wowed by the simplicity of it all then you won’t be disappointed. The Coral House is stylishly decorated and has everything you need. Don’t bother bringing a lot of clothes…you won’t need them. A swimsuit, shorts and flipflops are about as fancy as you get. If you need to do laundry, a machine is there. Commit to a regimen of bug spray in the am and pm and suffer you won’t! Dave, Trish & Peter will get provisions for you and pretty much do anything in their power to make sure your stay is as comfortable and meaningful as possible! Visit the Cays for fresh fish – Peter will take you a tour you won’t forget. He'll even cook for you! Spend a day in town where everyone knows Dave. Pick Trish’s brain about conservation efforts and the locals. Meet Sebastian & Lola of Chez Lola’s…their dinners are amazing! Dive with Bogdan and Katherine of Utila Cays Diving…top notch experts! Most of all…enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Treasure Beach and enjoy the wonderful people you'll soon call friends. Open the doors of the Coral House and take it all in – Paradise is all around you! We’ve only been home 2 weeks and are longing for our return – it can’t come soon enough!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Coral House on Treasure Beach. Without question this small stretch of beach is the finest on the island. From the moment we arrived we were taken care of and always felt like we were in good hands and not once did we ever feel unsafe.
Although the house is somewhat remote, getting around was easy and the restaurants/shops in the cays were very handy if we needed more rum/beer/food. You could get there easily via the provided kayak. Dave & Trish were absolutely AMAZING. Very attentive and there if you needed them, but always respected your privacy. All of their recommendations were spot on.
We are not divers - so we weren't really sure what to expect of Utila - but quickly found there was plenty for us to get into. For the first few days we couldn't pull ourselves off of the daybeds on the porch. The reef and water are beautiful - the dock is the perfect entry point for some of the best snorkeling we've seen. We found the reef creatures to be most active in the morning and saw a very large ray, barracuda, beautiful fan corals and fish of every shape and size - all right in front of the house!! We also had a chance to go to Water Cay with our awesome neighbors from the Pineapple House - some incredible snorkeling on the south side of the island there as well. We saw a huge school of large fish and a couple of Lion Fish as well.
We were very lucky to have such great people all around and made some new friends. A must is dinner at Chez Lola... such a unique experience. Chef Peter also made us dinner at the house and what a treat! That man can cook!
Overall we couldn't have asked for more. The house was perfect and just steps from the crystal clear water. We enjoyed the breeze that swept through when we opened all the doors but had the luxury of AC when we wanted it. The finishes and decorations are contemporary and tasteful and the house was equipped with everything one could need.
What a vacation to remember! If you are looking for a slow pace and place to decompress - look no further.
Never having been to Utila before, we were not sure what to expect of the location, house or area. We were pleasantly suprised by all three! The house is as described, although we did not look at the downstairs bedroom/bath as we had only 4 people. Each room has a view of the Carribean and the kitchen/living area is open and airy. We opened the doors daily to let the outside in and found the breeze to be adequate for keeping cool (and they have the BEST blender of any house we've rented to date, it didn't smoke or burn up with those HUGE ice cubes). Dave and Trish (caretakers) were amazingly accomodating, literally available whenever you need them, yet not in your face all the time or in your business! And their knowledge of the creatures both in and out of the sea was helpful, informative and educational. They only added to our wonderful memories of the vacation and to the colorful character of the area and home. Snorkeling is truly excellent right off the dock and Lola's is a must experience restaurant. Yes, the sand flies were horrible, but dilligent oil or Skin So Soft application kept them from biting. Those in our party who did not do that suffered, be warned. We never return to the same area twice, but this time we are seriously considering. Very private, serene and peaceful vacation, not for the "tourists" who want to be entertained all day and night.
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$750|
discounts are available for stays of two weeks or more. please contact the owner for a quote.