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Roatan Affordable Beach Apt., Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Spacious apartment will sleep 1-3 persons. King size bedding Full size kitchen

Hobbies Hideaway is located on a half mile stretch of white sand beach, with crystal clear waters in the Sandy Bay area of Roatan, just 4km outside of West End. This area represents some of most unspoiled reef area of the Roatan Marine Reserve, with popular dive sites within swimming distance from your beach front apartment.

Explore the coral reef and its pristine beauty of underwater corals, fish and flora. Centrally located between West End and Coxen Hole with banks, ATM's, duty free shops, grocery stores and fine Honduran gift shops with island culture. Our area is undisturbed without the high end tourism. Quiet and tranquil yet close to all attractions. We provide airport transportation to the lodging at no charge.

Honduran coffee is provided free.


The large apartment has a private bath, fully equipped kitchen, all kitchen ware, purified water, tiled floors, ceiling fans, air conditioning and orthopedic bedding. The apartment faces the beach and reef. Outside your front door is a large entertainment area for socializing, watching the spectacular sunsets or observing the marine life. .BBQ available on the beach to cook fresh local fresh caught fish,shrimp and conch. Free coffee. The Apartment has cold air conditioning for humid and hot days. The Bedroom has your choice 0f King, Queen and twin beddings.

More Details

John Hobson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About John Hobson

We are orignally from the Florida Keys Diving the reefs of Fla,. In earlier years it was unsurpassed. Then we discovered Roatan on a vacation. We came to fish and dive but decided to retire here.

John Hobson purchased this apartment in 2005

Why John Hobson chose Bay Islands Honduras

The beach front is beautiful,. Sunsets a different one every night .Being able to swim to the reef without a boat keeps you in shape.

What makes this apartment unique

No stress ,peace and quiet with the ecological natural beauty of the area.

If your seeking to escape the crowds of tourism at high end resorts our area is quiet and undiscovered but close to high end tourism areas

Guestbook comments from the owner

please visit <>for reviews. Many quests tell us what a great time they had and what a wonderful place. When they get back to the states they get caught up in the hurried daily routine and soon forget to leave feedback.
Apr 2010
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Sandy Bay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Vanity sink,hairdryer. Personal drawers
  • Full shower with hot and cold water. no Jacuzzi tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Extra or different bedding is available,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Single bed will sleep a adult or adolence or two small child
  • KING SIZE or Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) On request for infants, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold down Fulton in living room area ,sleeps a additional person. Your choice,email
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
snorkeling equipment provided ,motor skiffs available, Charter offshore fishing,flats fishing, Island tours available. our tours you will see the whole island a full day tour, Lighthouse estates, West Bay , West End, Punta Gorda Oak Ridge, Jonesville .Hole in the Wall. more.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Roatan Affordable Beach Apt., Diving,Fishing and Personal Service.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 29 reviews

A little rustic but has everything you need

  • 4 of 5

John & Sue are very kind & helpful. They are willing to do what they can to make your stay comfortable. Hobbies is halfway between West End & Coxen Hole so you will need to take a taxi into either of these towns. Blue Island Divers is waking distance & a great company to use if you dive. The snorkeling around the reef was above average and a short swim from the end of the dock. Kayaks & paddle boats are available also. All in all a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, It was our reward to have you and the doctor stay at Hobbies Hideaway. Pleased to know you enjoyed the snorkeling and diving at our area in Sandy Bay. Hope to have you return next year. John,Sue, Ronald and Taboo
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5 Star Rating ++!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we wanted to travel to Roatan, but had limited knowledge about what area we wanted to explore. After reading the reviews about Hobbies Hideaway apartments and looking at the pictures, we had to book it. What a perfect experience, we cannot wait to go back. From the minute we landed, we were greeted by John at the airport. He took us immediately to the local grocery store and showed us the best local products to buy and the best Roatan Rum! After a long trip from CT, we were ready to start the week with everything we needed. The apartments are a very short drive from the airport while doing some sight seeing on the way. We pulled into the apartments and we were literally right on a beautiful, white sandy beach, looking out to the reef. We were greeted by Sue, John's wife, with fresh chips and guacamole and Ronald who helps with everything and as pleasant as can be! The apartments are very comfortable and clean with great air conditioning, very, very comfortable beds, fresh sheet and towels. No need to bring anything, but your bathing suit and casual, cool clothes!

From the minute we unpacked, our adventure began! We immediately walked out to the end of the dock and went swimming. It is great snorkeling and an easy swim to the reef from the dock as well. A daily favorite was taking our cocktail to the end of the dock and watching the sunset, absolutely beautiful! Ronald was also available to take you deep sea fishing or snorkling, or just a boat ride, it was all so convienent! Another great advantage of the location is The Blue Island Dive Shop,, they are a short walk up the beach. Very professional, experienced and friendly instructors and staff, we really enjoyed our time with them. Up the driveway from the dive shop is The Salty Mango Restaurant, open for breakfast and lunch. We are at least one meal a day there, all fresh, yummy and reasonable!!

We were so busy, we did not do much sightseeing, but we went to the West End a couple early evenings during the week. Great restaurants, shops, people watching and night life. It is a short cab ride from the apartment, worth the adventure.

John and Sue were fantastic hosts! They offer a very comfortable, friendly, relaxing, casual atmosphere, I highly recommend staying at Hobbies Hideaway. Not only is it beautiful, but very, very reasonable!! We are looking forward to returning!! Thank you again John and Sue!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best place to stay without breaking the bank..

  • 5 of 5

Hobbies offers large and small efficiency apartments. They are located on a large secluded beach with easy access to the best restaurants, attractions, parks, diving and snorkeling. You can swim to the reef.

The apartments feature high end mattresses, ample air-conditioning, and North American TV channels.

There is a lovely deck if you wish to just sit and enjoy the ocean. The dock provides a spectacular view of the sun going down over the water.

John and Sue are very gracious hosts who will help with any of your desires. Sue maintains the apartments so they are clean and well stocked with linens and towels and can even recommend a private cook.

John knows the island like the back of his hand and does full island tours to places you would not normally see. Your shopping excursions are a trip to themselves bartering with the local fisherman.

Having fished the area for many years he can also help you catch your own dinner.

If you want to see and experience the real Roatan this is the place to go and it is very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location right on the beach

  • 5 of 5

Great location with wonderful, accommodating hosts! Close to West End by taxi and walking distance to Blue Island Divers, as well as Salty Mango restaurant. We loved our stay. One of the best things is you do not need a car; taxis are abundant and inexpensive.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a beautiful time at Hobbies Hideaway over the winter break. It is the perfect balance of a remote yet convenient location. West End is just minutes away on a taxi (easy to catch) and the airport is a 10minute drive. Yet, when there, the serenity of the surroundings is incredible. The beach is clean and the views of the water are stunning! The apartment is comfortable and has everything one would need and the beach patio is a perfect location to cozy up in the evenings.

There is a dive shop just a quick walk down the beach and the reef is some of the best in the world. Thank you John and Sue!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Roatan airport and we were met by John. He took us to our rental apartment, We were impressed with the location of this property. We were within 50 yards of the sea and only a couple of 100 yards swim to the reef. after some time to settle in John drove us to the grocery store to stock up on local food and he also took us to a local fish market where we were able to purchase langousta, lion fish and barracuda. All the fish was fresh and tasted delicious. John and Sue were fantastic hosts, they took care of fresh linens and supplied coffee. Ronald (Johns sidekick) was fantastic he took us fishing and snorkeling he cleaned our fish and took care of any requests we made. We have travel a lot and this is a trip we will never forget. Thanks John and Sue and Ronald.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello J&J, little late with the review,but as you know our guests are important to us. I guess being senior travelers you're in Cuba now. Well Merry Christmas. Still tied down with the new apartment. It's going to be beautiful on the waters edge. When were on our way to SimplySeabrook 900979 Well be sure and look for your rentals on VRBO. Thanks again for educating us for more amenities for new arriving guest. Hobbie
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Hobbies Hideaway
Pristine Bay Resort Golf Course
Anthony's Key
Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Galaxy Wave
Nearest Motorway
0.02 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Salty Mango
Car: not necessary

Snorkel excursions to best of the reef, Dive certifications, Offshore fishing, Excellent bone fishing on the flats, rental boats available, Marine ecological park in front of beach apts., popular dive sites, Dolphin encounters and show close to us, disco bars, nightlife, . Canopy Zip line,24 landings. Total island tours


Rates & Availability

Sandy Bay Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Easter Holidays
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
6 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Nov 18 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 19.0%

Reservation cancellations forfeit deposit 45 days before arrival, Airline or travel itinerary delays illness or acts of God deposits or rental time are not refundable. Change of date or location during requested rental time no refunds
Free shuttle service from airport or ferry. Initial supermarket stop on arrival
The Honduran currency changes in value. Currently American cash brings a higher rate of exchange. We suggest cash as you get more value for the dollar. lock boxes in apartments

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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