|Space||300 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
* NOTE - Our rate is based on $USD 90.00 per night, $USD 550.00 per week, $USD 1650.00 per month. *
* NOTE - our other suite, Casa Canuck Suite B (457116), has two additional windows overlooking the forest, and a larger covered deck. *
Casa Canuck has an amazing combination of proximity, seclusion and complimentary conveniences that other rentals just don't have! Located in West End, on the water at Mangrove Bight, you have only a short walk to the lively center of West End, or to some of the best snorkeling in the world at Half Moon Bay. At home, you can unwind in the quiet and peaceful setting of a tropical oasis, watching the hummingbirds, butterflies, geckos, and other wildlife.
You will be able to relax in your suite or on your private deck overlooking the mangroves and jungle greenery. You can also enjoy direct water access or an evening under the stars on Mangrove Bight from our private dock, and even arrange to be picked up right from the dock for many water activities.
A one-minute walk gets you onto the newly paved West End road where you can find the many dive shops, fishing charters, dining options, shops and nightlife that unique West End offers. We are also ideally located for people looking for accomodations while completing dive courses. If you plan on diving, we highly recommend Coconut Tree Divers. They run a good operation and are about two blocks away. You can find them easily on the Internet.
We live upstairs full-time, so we are close by if you need anything, but we fully respect our guests' privacy. We are regular friendly people and would also enjoy sharing a visit and a beverage on the dock if you like!
During our time living here, we have learned about good restaurants, things to do, places to go and people that can help you with your Roatan vacation 'bucket list'. Let us know what you are interested in, and we will do our best to get you in contact with the right people.
Each of our two suites has a queen bed, full bath, private east-side deck, shared west-side deck, ceiling fans, flat-screen cable TV, internet, 2-burner cooktop, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, water dispenser and drinking water, bistro table and chairs and AC. There is a nice hammock and two zero-G recliner lawn chairs on your private deck, and night security on the property. We also have a propane BBQ/grill for guest use.
Our guests' comfort and relaxation is our main priority! We want your stay to be restful and easy, so we have thought of the little conveniences for you. Coffee? Salt and Pepper? Cold beverages in the fridge when you arrive? We thought of that! Flashlight? Umbrellas? Clothesline? We thought of that, too. Liquid Tide for hand washables? Hangers? Laundry basket? You bet. Scissors? Baggies? Can opener? Yes, even those! Wine glasses? Corkscrew? Candles? Definitely. There is an extra rod in the shower for hanging bathing suits, etc, free snorkel gear for you to borrow, free access to kayaks, and a local cell phone for you to use while you are here. Personal laundry can be arranged for a fee, and guests staying more than 12 days receive complimentary weekly maid service. 'Yes, we thought of that!' And if we didn't, please let us know!
AIRPORT / FERRY PICKUP: Let us know your arrival details and we will be at the airport or ferry to pick you up. We include a cold beer or soda or water (let us know your preference), a stop at the supermarket if you wish, and a comfortable short ride to Casa Canuck. Pickup and return is FREE for all of our guests.
We have a generator and live on-site, so you will still have a working water system and fridge (once we start the generator) if the power goes out.
We also have an additional single mattress for a third guest for an additional $25 per night.
Please, no smoking in or near the building. We love animals, but guests must not bring pets. We love children, too, but our suites are not suitable for youngsters. And if you enjoy other music besides the birds, the breeze, the boats and the seas, we ask that you keep your volume low. (Unless it is Salsa music, in which case you just need to invite us to the party!)
We are from Northern Alberta, Canada and have four sons from age 21 to 29. Joan is a teacher, and Stan is 'Stan the Duct Man' - our HVAC and plumbing company in Northern Alberta.
Joan Cooke and Stan Wall purchased this studio in 2012
In April of 2011, we came to Roatan for a single day during a cruise. There was just something about this beautiful little island that drew us back, and in April of 2012 we came for a week vacation, looked at a few places with a realtor 'just for fun', and somehow ended up owning this fantastic house in this amazing location. We moved here to our main house to stay in July of 2013, and will continue renting our studios.
The two best feature of our studios are the location and our free amenities! We are a very short walk from the best diving and snorkeling in the world, minutes from famous West End, but in a very quiet and private corner of the neighborhood. We have a mangrove and a dock on the east side of our yard, jungle to the south, a banana-filled yard to the west, and wonderful neighbors to the north. And 'We thought of that!' is how we describe our free extras.
We recently spent 4 1/2 weeks at Casa Canuck, in West End, Roatan. It is in a great location, close to snorkelling & swimming, a small grocery store, great fruit & vegetable stand, & places to eat, yet very quiet and peaceful (if you don't count the rooster :) ) Joan was so helpful, and is an awesome snorkelling partner! The apartment is small, but has everything we feel is necessary (comfortable bed, good shower, place to cook when we chose to, & nice outdoor space). We enjoyed many hours on the balcony watching the birds, lizards and other creatures native to the island. We also enjoyed late afternoon "Happy Hour" on the dock, it is shaded by the mangrove trees at that time, and there was always a welcome breeze. It was very fun getting to know our fellow "guests" and Joan, but we were sorry to miss meeting Stan, maybe next time.
Really enjoyed our stay with Stan and Joan. We went to snorkel, kayak and relax and that is exactly what we were able to do. We were able to snorkel both at Half Moon Bay just a 5 minute walk away, as well as at West Bay, just a short water taxi ride away. We used the kayaks to go to Sandy Bay had the perfect day and stayed in the bay on the days when the waves were more than we were comfortable with.
The accommodations met our expectations and they are very helpful to anyone wanting information about the island and what it offers. The room is clean and well kept with a location that is off the normal path but close enough to anything that we wanted to do in West End. This is the second stay with this place and we are very satisfied with everything about our stay.
"The property is conveniently located in a quiet area within a short walk to West End and a short water taxi ride to West Bay. The access to the owners dock & kayaks on Mangrove Bight were greatly appreciated. One of the owners was waiting for us with drinks when we exited the airport and took us on a grocery shopping trip on the way back to the property. They provided excellent guidance on restaurants, dive shops and anything else we had questions about and were very helpful with any requests. We rented both of the Casa Canuck units and they were clean, well maintained and made our stay very enjoyable. We spent many enjoyable hours relaxing in the hammocks on the decks. We would highly recommend the property and will return.
We recently stayed 2 weeks with Joan and it was a wonderful holiday. The studio is comfortable and it is obvious they had have put a lot of thought into making your stay with them enjoyable and hassle free. Starting with the airport pick up and grocery stop as well as all the great information of restaurants and island attractions, it makes your holiday carefree.
We particularly enjoyed having a cocktail on the dock with the great breeze and lovely setting.
Joan made sure you felt welcome to accompany the girls on their morning snorkel and swim. She was always available for any questions you might have. We have stayed at a lot of VRBO and this was one of the best.
A great advantage is the location , close to town and beaches , no rental car necessary.
Loved the island and would definetly stay here again.
We just finishing staying at Casa Canuck in West End, Roatan, for 5 weeks. Stan and Joan picked us up at the airport which, when entering a new country, took alot of the unknown and nervousness away. They then proceeded to take us grocery shopping, explaining the various local items along with how the money exchange works. They also returned us to the airport on departure. This may seem insignificant but it meant alot to Penny and myself.
In our apartment we had everything one would need plus an information booklet with helpful places to go and things to do. There is a regular cleaning crew and a security guard on from 6pm until 6am every night. This is a quiet area of town. Snorkelling and swimming is less than 5 minutes away in beautiful Half Moon Bay.
As for Stan and Joan, they are terrific hosts ready to help you enjoy your stay at a moment's notice. They had known us for only 4 days and invited us and the other guests upstairs for a games night. Bob had mentioned that it was Penny's birthday, so Joan baked a cake and they all sang for her. How thoughtful she was!!
Our experience in Roatan and Casa Canuck has been absolutely amazing!! We look forward to visiting here again one day and returning "home" to Stan and Joan's place.
We arrived at Casa Canuck as guests, but left as friends.
Thank you, Thank you for a marvellous vacation. This survey only allows us to give you 5 stars, but in our eyes you're both 10 star rated!!
Roatan is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling. Half Moon Bay, ranked in the top 5 in the world, is just a two minute walk from our home.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
Check-In time is 1:00 pm
Check-Out time is 10:00 am
There are NO additional taxes or fees.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.