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TRANQUIL ONE ACRE ESTATE ON THE BEACH - SUNSETS!!!

Suzanne Boyce

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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TRANQUIL ONE ACRE ESTATE ON THE BEACH - SUNSETS!!!

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

House, 2 Bedrooms 1 bath + 1 bedroom 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 bed and large covered Sunset Deck where friends meet for breakfast and evening cocktails. Casa Cowee's 200-foot 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 our own boat to take you diving, snorkelling, fishing and on tours. 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.

This unique beachfront plus rain forest property is just a short 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.

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.

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

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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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Suzanne Boyce

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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 last year 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 house in 2013

There is no better place on Sandy Bay 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. 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 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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4.8
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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
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Tranquil One Acre Estate On The Beach - Sunsets!!!
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Marquette MI USA
5

HEAVENLY HIDEAWAY

  • 5 out of 5
cozy,relaxing,extremely affordable paradise on your own secluded beachfront. nearby restaurants, highly recommend to anyone travelling to this wonderful island
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark,
Thanks so much for taking the time for your review. It means a lot to all of us involved. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Cowee. You nailed it in a few well chosen words. We all hope to see you back soon.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

CASA COWEE

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in the main house and had coffee on the porch overlooking the beautiful water every morning and each evening we would watch the spectacular sunsets. It is a beautiful property well situated in walking distance to Anthony's Key and Blue Bahia if you don't feel like cooking. The snorkeling right off the property is wonderful so you don't have to schlepp your stuff. James and Johnny were great and very helpful. It was safe and the people were friendly. The owner is very responsive as well and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Leslie, for taking your time to review our home. Casa Cowee is the best for the easy lifestyle you describe. You make me homesick. I am glad the property and Johnny and James met your expectations. They want you to return some day.
All the best
Suzanne
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Boston, Ma
5

NATURAL BEAUTY

  • 5 out of 5
My husband, son (who is 21) and I stayed at Casa Cowee for one week the end of March. Our vacation was truly relaxing. The house is surrounded by beautiful lush gardens that are lovingly looked after by the gardener, James. The house has a wrap around deck that provides you with either gorgeous views of the turquoise ocean or the beautiful flowers and trees that flourish in this warm climate. The house itself is a beach house---rustic but quite comfortable. The sitting area is wide and open--most of the time there is a nice breeze blowing off the ocean; you can hear the palm trees rustling in the wind and the waves breaking on the beach---occasionally you can hear the dolphins calling out from Anthony's Key Resort, which is not too far away from the house. While we stayed at the house we became PADI Open Water Certified for diving at the Octopus Dive Center, located at the Blue Bahia Resort, which is a two minute walk down the beach from Casa Cowee. It was super convenient to be able to wake up, eat breakfast and then have a short stroll down the beach for our classes. The reefs are breath taking--I highly recommend doing at least one dive while you are in Roatan. I mustn't forget to mention the sunsets from the deck---they are spectacular---just beautiful! We are already planning our next trip back to Casa Cowee for next year!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think you captured Casa Cowee in your wonderful description. It makes me miss it so much. You were wonderful guests to have according to James and Johnny and settled in like the house and Roatan were home. I am happy you enjoyed our sleepy Sandy Bay to the fullest. Roatanian life seems to put everything into perspective. Not everything works like clockwork and you Learn that you don't have to either. I knew your son would love the adventure of it especially the diving and snorkelling. I am glad you are planning on coming back.
All the best
Suzanne
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5

AWESOME PLACE

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Casa Cowee from March 8th to the 15th… great place and magnificent views that would leave you speechless. Johnny the caretaker was great and helped us with everything we needed day or night. Mia the guard dog was great too… friendly and fun. We even got a visit from the owner of the property (Suzanne) who was very nice. I would highly recommend this property if you visit Roatan.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Orren, Sorry I did not pick your review up. It was super to actually meet you after the long run up to your vacation. We were so happy you enjoyed the location so much. It was hard to be there and not staying at Casa Cowee. I have to agree nothing really compares and you and your party certainly made use of all Roatan had to offer. Hope to see you again in the future. I know Johnny and James loved having you there.
Thanks again
Suzanne
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
4

RELAXING RUSTIC

  • 4 out of 5
I am reviewing the Tree House. Six of us where there for two weeks - two of us in the Tree House. The other four had the main house.

The Tree House is rustic and charming. The queen size bed and bedding were great - nice and comfy. We had issues with biting bugs (either mosquitos, noseeums or spiders not quite sure as we didn't see them just their results) in the bedroom at night even though I had the A/C on, coils going and sprayed the bed spread with bug spray. It would be great if there was a bug net. Hot water - had no issues at all which was great - lots of hot.
The rest of the place is fine. The photos of the tree house I believe are accurate.

Wifi - works fine but it does hang up so you just need to unplug the router for a moment and plug it back in.

Excellent location to the beach and the snorkelling is fine right out front. It is great the property is so close is AKR as you can kayak over and check out the dolphins.

Johnny (caretaker) and James (gardener) are excellent. They were very helpful and had great ideas for restaurants, etc. They even took me out to harvest coconuts so we could make drinks with it. That was so great! Thanks you two!

We had no noise issues here - no roosters thank god! Maya, Johnny's dog is great and it was nice to have a four legged companion as I was missing my dog. Bring dog biscuits if you go as they do not sell them there.

I would recommend this property only if you booked the whole place or the owner was in the main house. If the main house was rented to party animals noise would be an issue as both the tree and main house are close together.

We did not rent a car the first week but did the second week. The first week was fine as the veggie truck drives right by and there are nice restaurants around. We also stocked up on groceries before we got to the property. Go to PlazaMar for groceries - more choices and better prices than Eldon's. PlazaMar is behind Eldon's. Next time I would book a car for the whole time. Taxi charges can add up.

The owner should update her listing as needed as boat was broken when we were there which was disappointing.

We had a relaxing two weeks there so all was well.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Leanne,
Thanks so much for taking the time for the review and so happy you enjoyed the Casa Cowee property. I am sorry about the bugs at night I thought it was only the first night. I am having the guys put up the netting immediately as we do have it and it should have been done. I have never had that problem before so live and learn. I found on my arrival the boat has condensation in the gas tank due to lack of use so have taken it off the listing. Thanks. There are lots of boats to take you anywhere there and as you found out Johnny can arrange anything.
I appreciate you mentioning the possibility of having rowdies as tenants. So far all our tenants have been attracted to the houses because it is a quiet spot and I do screen everyone. I would say the West End is more of an attraction for people in the party mode and Casa Cowee attracts hammock lovers who have the financial resources to stay on a great property.
It was great to have the opportunity to meet you and your friends. Johnny and James said you were GREAT and fun guests so we are hoping to have you back in the future.
Cheers
Suzanne
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Canada
5

GREAT, PRIVATE STAY IN ROATAN.

  • 5 out of 5
Casa Cowee is perfect for those who want to get away from the city and enjoy island of Roatan without all the bells and whistles of a fancy hotel. It's nice to be able to come home and cook a quick meal or take a quick taxi ride to a nice restaurant instead of being stuck at a hotel compound. Great, comfortable rooms, functional kitchen, amazing deck with sunset views and a short walk down to great scuba diving, along with all the other adventures one can have in Roatan. It's like having a great cottage all to yourself. lf you want privacy, independence, and a great view this is the place.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
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Location

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 one minute walk including a recompression chamber. There is a sail boarding business two minutes down the beach.

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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Rental rates for this holiday house in Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

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Low Season
2 May 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,003
for 5 nights
From
$186
$1,374
$4,901
 
 
christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,163
for 7 nights
$2,163
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
$1,032
for 3 nights
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$319
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
A/Ç surcharge for week $75
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.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Three piece in Casa Cowee
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , in Temple Tree House Huge 7x4 foot open shower.
  • generous shower sizes and of course hot water. We have our own wells. Towels supplied along with beach towel.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , large private pod w\ 2 walk in closets direct access to bath
    loft bedroom - 1 queen , loft in main house
    Temple Tree House - 1 queen , This newly renovated house is rented separately at $950 wk
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • parasailing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • golf
Notes:
spa 2 minute walk, sail boarding rentals 2 minutes, diving with the Dolphins 2 min. walk. Botanical gardens 5 min walk. Tennis 2 min. walk Local stores 2 min walk. 5 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. We would recommend renting a car in advance and picking it up when you come in at the airport.
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