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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!

Suzanne Boyce

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Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday estate in Roatan - Casa Cowee

House, 3 Bedrooms 2 bath + 1 bd rm house rented separately 1Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Casa Cowee, a rustic recently renovated island-style home on a lush private 1 acre estate, nestled in the warm, friendly community of Sandy Bay, offers dramatic million dollar views of the Caribbean and richly varied living spaces – a spacious Main House with master bedroom with new king bed and loft with queen bed or two single beds and large covered Sunset Deck where friends meet for breakfast and evening cocktails. Casa Cowee's 200-foot swimming dock (often enjoyed by our neighbors) and tranquil waterfront provide unlimited fishing, snorkeling (reef in front of property), swimming, diving, dolphin-watching, and the opportunity to explore the colorful marine life in the Sandy Bay/West End Marine Reserve.

We have added two new kayaks for your enjoyment and provide you with snorkelling equipment for your stay. So you can create a dream vacation package by pre-booking tours, snorkelling and fishing trips.

Located on our beach just a couple of minutes walk is the Blue Bahia Beach Restaurant, Tranquil Seas Bar and restaurant, Fragapini bar/ restaurant at the Myoka Lodge and several local good eats. For diving Octopus Dive School, Tranquil Seas and Anthony's Key.

This unique beachfront plus rain forest property is just a short 10 min. drive to West End Village for dining, shopping and great evening entertainment. On Roatan fun is had by all residents and tourists alike.

The home is surrounded by expansive decks offering gracious outdoor living with lush tropical landscaping and exquisite sunset views. There is a charcoal BBQ on the deck.

For sleeping there is a large private Master Bedroom Pod with a new king bed and a large loft in the main living pod with a new queen bed. A single can be added upon request.

We have just added another full suite to Casa Cowee to cater to couples wanting separate sleeping/ bath quarters. This is a stunning sunny unit overlooking the water with it's own small kitchen, 3 pc bath and living space with a queen bed. It has it's own private deck. It can be added to the Casa Cowee rental for an introductory rate of $35.00 per night. Pictures will be posted upon completion in March.

We invite you to enjoy our family home. Come live in an island paradise – relax on your private verandah overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea, cooled by trade winds and surrounded by the fragrance of beautiful tropical flowers.

The romantic and private Temple Tree House has just been finished and provides water front views from two decks. One large bedroom with 8' closet. Large bath with 7' open shower. Beautiful wood floors. Kitchen with new appliances. Steps from front deck directly on the beach. This house is rented separately but of course can be included in the Main House rental upon request.

Keywords: Diving Lush private rustic romantic sunsets beach dock reef dolphins fishing island luxury kayaks snorkelling huge decks, high up off the beach, estate, gated, secure, safe, fruit trees, 60' palms, massive Le Ceiba rain forest tree, lemons, jack fruit, mango tree.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Suzanne Boyce (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
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About Suzanne Boyce

The original owners Miss Marcia and her husband were on a road trip in the 70's that took them from their Aspen home down through the rugged backroads of Central America, they discovered the lovely island of Roatan.

Captivated by its lush tropical foliage on a hilly terrain and , crystal clear waters – the friendly, generous spirit of the locals – they bought a pristine property down the beach from what was then the only major dive operation on the island – Anthony's Key Resort.

That’s how the history of “Casa Cowee” was written. Miss Marcia passed the property on to her family and two years ago I visited and fell under it's spell. I am a Canadian from southern Ontario and fell in love with the Isle of Roatan, especially warm and natural Sandy Bay. You are part of a community here not a resort. So the next chapter in the history of Casa Cowee has begun. I know you will fall under it's spell also. Now that I have spent a good portion of a year here I know that Casa Cowee is totally unique. It is so easy to meet people, not just expats but islanders. I now have two guests who are back on the island with their families for extended stays so their kids get exposure to the real world outside of the bubble most of us live in. The kids are loving it with all their new friends, being part of the island community.

Suzanne Boyce purchased this estate in 2013

Why Suzanne Boyce chose Roatan

There is no better place on Sandy Bay proper for 180 degree vista of the breathtaking waters and reef and dolphins. You are high off the beach giving you total privacy and the deck is the most popular spot for the sunset happy hours. You also have one acre of lush property surrounding you for privacy and lots of fruit trees such as lemon, lime, bananas, coconut, jack fruit, mango etc. Sandy Bay is a large area. But Casa Cowee is located on a sleepy stretch of sand that includes Anthony's Key, Myoka Lodge, the Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas mini dive resorts. They are just a couple of minutes walk down the beach and all have restaurants and bars. Then for that special evening The Myoka Lodge on our beach also has a stunning bar and great food for happy hours and views over their infinity pool. So no need to go further than our own little friendly community. But if there is a need to step it up a pace the West End is just a 10 min. taxi ride away. This is a dive hub along with, great restaurants, bars and night clubs. The nice thing about Roatan is that everyone on the island parties together, so a great island experience.

What makes this estate unique

What Casa Cowee is – and is not ...

Casa Cowee is not a 'plug and play' unit in a gated community. It is our cherished family home, designed by a renowned local architect who was a dear friend of the original owners – and who put his passion for the island into every facet of Casa Cowee’s signature design.

One of the great beauties of Roatan and the Sandy Bay location is during the 'low' season you enjoy reduced rates but are there during their flowering and fruit season. We have a multitude of fruit trees on our property you can enjoy. I found that the weather is great and the temperature the same year round. Sandy Bay is a residential area so the same action year round. Much unlike the tourist areas of West Bay and West End.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to let you know what a terrific time we had. Your house is wonderful and Iris and Marvin are awesome … We only made it as far as Punta Gorda going east, but went to The Hole in the Wall (really neat) and did the Pig Roast at Bay Islands Beach Resort. Also enjoyed the Butterfly Garden, Botanical Gardens and Iguana Farm. The snorkeling in Roatan was the BEST I have ever experienced!! Thanks so much for letting us share your paradise.
Aug 2007
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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 36 reviews
Washington, District of Columbia

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Amazing view from every room and the porch! I loved relaxing in a hammock on the porch or watching the Dolphins next door. The dock makes it so easy to snorkel out to the reef (or kayak). The water is beautiful and the sea life is a abundant. The bed is very comfortable and dressed in nice linens with comfy pillows. The kitchen has everything utensil you could possibly need. The new couch is comfortable and attractive. We had a vehicle for easy access around the island. Jim was amazing and always available if needed. We will definitely return to this beautiful property!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, That is just wonderful. I am so happy it met all your expectations. I just missed you as I was just there for another two weeks getting the new Casita finished. NICE. Truly hope you become one of our regulars. You really can't go wrong. We are always improving of course and now planting some great new plants and trees to make it even more lush. All the best Suzanne

Little Piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great house and property with amazing view. Basically lived out on the large, spacious and covered deck. Full kitchen with all you need plus staff who will go out and get what you groceries or anything else. They are also available to drive you wherever you want to go and pick you up as well. 2 great restaurants just a few minutes walk down the beach. Great beach for swimming and amazing snorkeling just out about 200 feet. I think we snorkeled every day we were there! Can say enough about the house but I can guarantee you can't go wrong staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thanks for the great review. The Jimmy and Jimbo said you had a great time and really enjoyed you guys! It sounds like it was everything you expected. Still working on it as you know but the new Casita is now finished and should have pics up shortly. Hope to have you back soon. Cheers, Suzanne


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Suzanne was great at answering questions and making sure we had everything we needed for the short trip. We arrived at the airport and jimmy was there to pick us up. I highly recommend using this option if coming. They took us to the store for groceries and straight to the house. They provided us with a cell phone with all the numbers preprogrammed and went through everything the house had to offer. Views are amazing and snorkeling was great right of the dock. Channin is the go to guy for island tours and know how. There is a great place to eat 3 minutes down the beach to the left. Liked it so much we are headed back for 10 days this summer with h our daughter.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brad and Misty, So glad that your belated honeymoon worked out so well. When you have waited so long we wanted to make sure it was as perfect as you could get it especially with such a short time to discover Roatan, land and water. Jim and Jimmy are looking forward to your return in the summer. They really enjoyed your stay, you were great guests. You took care of the place like it was your own. Much appreciated! Hope to hear from you soon as the summer requests are starting to come in now. All the best Suzanne
Val-David, Québec, Canada

Dans le vrai monde...

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 2 semaine dans ce très beau lieu avec mes deux enfants de 9 et 3 ans. Quel parfait compromis entre les voyages très dépaysants mais inaccessibles et les tout inclus frustrants. La maison est magnifique... On s'y sent bien, chez soi, les pieds dans la mer et la tête dans les arbres. Mon fils s'est fait des amis honduriens avec lesquels il jouait tous les jours. La maison est parfaitement située et très confortable. La snorkling est extraordinaire, juste devant le quai. J'impose et Jimmy James sont très gentils et serviables et nous offraient toujours de nous emmener où on voulait.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Casa Cowee, Roatan

  • 4 of 5

Casa Cowee is a gorgeous property, right on the water, with unbeatable views from spectacular decks. The house is spacious, comfortable, airy, and well supplied. Spent more time on the property than at any house on other islands I have visited.

Suzanne could not be more helpful, nor could the various Jims and Johnnys who she employs. Octopus Divers just steps down the beach are the most accommodating people anywhere - 5-stars for sure - whether you snorkel or dive, or both.

Some advice, much of which Suzanne offers herself.

1. Power will go out during your stay as will Internet. This is a fact of Roatan life.

2. You will meet critters in the house, crawling and flying, large and small. But spray is required day and night. Not sure netting on the beds would help vs crawlies. Ants are fierce, so keep food sealed. Bring ziplocks in all sizes. It is in a rainforest, so fact of life, though I imagine as she continues with the substantial upgrades ways will be found to mitigate. I think it would help if better storage options were provided, as using the stove and microwave to store dry foods was inconvenient and not entirely effective.

3. Sandy Bay is in a quiet, in the sense of less commercial, part of the island. But this is a residential area. There will be noise late AND early. There is a rooster with no sense of time, locals who like their music loud, and trucks that drive on the beach (immediately below) to service businesses who also enjoy and advertise with their music. You want the windows open for the breeze but need earplugs vs noise.

The reef just in front of the property is beautiful and an easy snorkel. Use Octopus if you wish to view from outside the breaker, as attempting on your own will damage the dwindling reefs. Although technically a park, Roatan's reefs are taking a beating from cruise ship snorklers, etc. please be responsible!

We rented a car, as we like to explore islands we visit. If you go to dive every day, then it is not necessary.

There is a supermarket 15min away, and another just opening a tad further. Both have familiar goods and special needs sections (organize, GF, etc).

The 4 is strictly because of in-house bugs and area noise. These are things Suzanne has little control over. Again - she gets a 5, as do Jim and James, and everyone else we met and worked with.


  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Casa Cowee, Roatan, Honduras

  • 4 of 5

This is a gorgeous property, and Suzanne could not be more helpful! Sandy Bay is a quieter part of the island, in the sense of being less commercially bustling. The views from the house and deck are outstanding, the breeze negates the need for a/c, the staff she has are extremely helpful. The Octopus Dive folks are top-notch whether you wish to dive or snorkel....5 stars for them for sure!

The interior space could not be more welcoming or comfortable. We spent more time on this property than on others we have rented elsewhere in the Caribbean, in part because it is so nice.

You need to understand, as Suzanne explains, that the power will intermittently go out, the Internet can freeze, etc. This is a Roatan fact of life.

You need to apply bug spray/lotion every morning and evening. You will find guests in the house, whether crawling or flying. The house is not, nor should it be, hermetically sealed. I do imagine over time, as the substantial upgrades continue under her ownership, that measures will be taken to ease this but it will never go away in the rain-forest environment the house enjoys.

Also: bring earplugs! Local residents enjoy LATE and EARLY hours. Trucks drive along the beach (directly below the house) to service businesses with petrol, etc, and the drivers like their music. Plus, the local roosters can't tell time, it seems. So, you want windows open for the breeze but this wins you some noise. Prepare, and all will be well. This advice goes for any house vacation rental, by the way. At Casa Cowee, you do not have a silent neighborhood, so prepare.

We rented a car for convenience. I recommend this but we like to explore the islands we visit. No need though if you go to Roatan only to dive every day.

Supermarket is good and close, as is a brand new one opening as we were leaving. Both stocked with recognizable brands and special needs products (GF, etc).

A great value especially if you go with another couple (we did not).

The two 4-ratings are for critters and noise....both are largely out of the owner's control.

If there were ratings for owner I would give 5-stars, same for the various Jims and Johnnies who care for the property! We had a great stay. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joel for the time you took to review your week stay over Christmas. Hope you enjoyed the cute traditional deers made by the locals. We had such fun lighting them up. It was so nice to meet you when you were there! It gave me a chance to make sure you knew the happenings at Christmas on Roatan. My first stay, two years ago was during the same time and the following 5 weeks. I was not aware that at Christmas (it is a religious holiday there) they love their fireworks, schools are closed and many holidays are at that time which does increase activity and it is also the week the heat seekers from the north invade the island both by air and sea. After New Years it settles down again though. Thanks for saying that I did inform you in advance about the noseeums and the attention to spraying yourselves to prevent their annoying bites as no one told me and I could not for the life of me figure out when I was being bitten so I think it better to tell guests so their stay is a comfortable one. They are not the same as in Florida thank goodness. Thanks also for mentioning some of the improvements we have been working on as the property and houses are truly stunning but were in need of many upgrades which we have been steadily working on between guests and are almost finished. When I was there two years ago I rented solo but you are right a better bargain with 4 people by far! The Temple Tree House is good for the budget traveller. Also you lead me into mentioning the new Casa Cowee queen bedroom being built with bedroom, living, separate bath and private deck to accommodate two couples who want separate living areas and baths. All new wiring and sofa and exterior lighting for the beach and property were done before your arrival so thanks for acknowledging the ongoing improvements. Roosters I love and you can hear them at a distance on the island and I think I know which one you are talking about who is a good distance away but a light sleeper will hear the cock crow at a what, 4 am? Then he goes back to sleep LOL. I think it fair that anyone that is a light sleeper may want to use ear plugs. I don't as I love waking up to the tropical birds at sunrise and lying there in a true tropical paradise. Thanks also for mentioning the reef and the care needed when snorkelling. It is the second largest reef in the world and they are being battered by waste in the oceans especially from the cruise ships but every little bit helps. Cheers, Suzanne


Nearest Point of Interest
Casa Cowee
Car: not necessary

Great snorkelling and diving trips with the Octupus and Tranquil Seas dive operations just a 2 min walk down the beach. Stunning sites on the second largest coral reef in the world. There are two single kayaks and snorkelling equipment included in your rental. Some of the best bonefishing in the Caribbean is right down the beach from Casa Cowee and deep sea fishing. Our local fisherman Herbie has agreed to take care of our guests fishing trips. All you have to do is go down to our dock.

There are four restaurants 1-2 minutes walk down the beach and two bars and many delicious local food restaurants. Our property manager can arrange meals to be brought in. There is a full medical clinic in a two minute walk including a recompression chamber.

Casual West End a 10 minute taxi ride away is loaded with restaurants, bars and shops. West Bay is the big beach with the large resorts and condos. Great for a visit if you want to people watch, parasail or just a change from tranquil Sandy Bay.


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Prices for this holiday estate in Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season 2015
2 May 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
20 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
4 Jan 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter Holiday-3 br.
1 Apr 2016 - 11 Apr 2016
11 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit $500.00
A/Ç surcharge for week $75.00
Tax Rate 16.0%
Notes Both Casa Cowee which sleeps 4 and Temple Tree House which sleeps 2 can be rented at the same time for $2,100.00 a week with a 20% discount from May 1 to Oct. 31.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
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  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
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  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Three piece in Casa Cowee
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , 3 Pc bath with 7' shower in the Temple Tree House
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , *NEW* The Palm Casita - with 3 pc bath
  • generous shower sizes and of course hot water. We have our own wells. Towel Casa Cowee now has an attached 3rd bed / sitting room with 3 pc bath, kitchen, private deck over water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , large private pod w\ 2 walk in closets direct access to bath
    loft bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , loft in main house
    Temple Tree House - 1 Large Double Bed , This newly renovated house is rented separately at $750 wk
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , NEW adjoining studio w/bath,small kit, deck w/wtr. view
  • With our rooms we have upgraded our sheets to 100% Egyptian cotton and italian linen. New fluffy pillows and high quality beds. Our sheets are dried on the line. All bedrooms are large with plenty of storage and of course, excellent views. There is AC but ventilation is excellent to enjoy the breezes. new king & queen mattresses
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
spa 2 minute walk, diving with the Dolphins 4 min. walk. Botanical gardens 5 min walk. Tennis 3 min. walk Local stores 2 min walk. 10 min taxi or bus to West End beach town with many bars and restaurants. Great local restaurants and delivered meals. Recompression chamber and emergency clinic 300 yards from house. Property is a one acre private estate with lush rain forest including a stunning 120' Buttress LaCeiba tree (rain forest spectacle) Several 60 ft palms and a massive mango tree just to name a few. Orchids and other caribbean species in abundance. Bird watcher's paradise. Snorkelling on the reef right of the dock. It is hard to sit still but if you want just a private hammock and a book you have that also. Main house listed here is rented separate from the Temple Tree House. If you have more than 3 people we would recommend renting a car in advance and picking it up when you come in at the airport. If only 2 -3 people just get cabs and buses. channinboddentours.com for tours.

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