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HABITAT OF STARS ~ VILLA SERENA

Linda Kay

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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HABITAT OF STARS ~ VILLA SERENA

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Roatan - Villa Serena

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

This exotic, Balinese home is cool and quiet with silk like wood floors, high vented ceilings, doors and windows. The scent of the large Frangipani and Cashew trees float through the 9 foot louvered and screened sliders. Have coffee in the morning or a cerveza in the evening while being entertained by the sights and sounds of jungle. Change the channel via a short walk to the beach (less than 2 minutes).

The drive to Palmetto is along the coast before getting to the more populated part of the island along the north shore. There is no need to compete with the cruise ship traffic on beaches or along mountain ridge line roads or drive through highly populated areas along narrow twisty roads.Even during Semana Santa 2012 there were vacant chairs under palapas and vacant beach to stroll in search of conch shells.

Villa Serena: “My, this is much nicer than I expected. The photos do not do it justice”, is what I hear most frequently from guests when they first enter Villa Serena. It is truly serene. People ask how far away are the other homes? When they arrive they say “you don’t know that they are there’. Off the master suite is a meadow with large nut trees; all around the other sides of villa are Hibiscus, Frangipani, Night Jasmine, Banana Trees, Ginger, Fichus, and Traveler Palms.

The Balinese styling with the high vented ceilings; large, screened doors and louvered windows allow the Caribbean breezes to flow through the house keeping it cool and comfortable even in the summer. Fall asleep to the sounds of chirping geckos and wake to birds all the while breathing in fresh tropical air. Guests say that they feel very much at home and very relaxed and comfortable in our home. It is a Garden of Eden with a white sand beach where you can find serenity.

Palmetto Bay Plantation: Places like this are rare in today’s world! Most any bay like this would be filled with high density condos setting at water’s edge. Palmetto’s developers strove to preserve the natural beauty by creating a low density resort with unobtrusive structures that frame the Caribbean experience. There remain broad stands of the islands indigenous taller palms. Dining at the restaurant is unlike dining anywhere else on Roatan. It enhances the tropical breezes and stars. The lush garden paths with arched bridges invite discovery by those of all ages. Coral reef is just off shore with kayaks provided. There is a large covered dock and swimming platform. There are flats for bone and fly fishing and shelling beaches. The on sight PADI dive operator offers snorkeling trips to the wreck out from Crawfish Rock.

Exact location may be seen via Google Earth satellite image on owners web site.

Resort Activities:

• Scuba diving & snorkeling

• Dining with music

• Garifuna dancing

• Fishing in the flats; off the dock and deep sea

• Walks and hikes through sanctuaries, gardens and forests

• Swimming (pool or ocean)

• Horseback riding

• Massage

• Kayaking

• star gazing

• water boarding

Offsite

• golf

• Canopy tours (zip line)

• Wildlife parks

• Dolphin encounters

• Shopping

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thanks! I wanted to drop you a note and thank you for your beautiful home to spend our vacation in. We enjoyed every minute (even the sand flees!) It was a pleasure to stay in such a nice place. Everything was well taken care of and there was an obvious attention to detail.

We are safely back home and actually have arrived back to Spring! 60 degrees!

Thanks again for the use of your home! We hope to return to Roatan in the future.
May 2006
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Linda Kay

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2005
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To live our dream, my husband, son and I moved to Roatan from Colorado Springs where I voluntarily left a career as a IT Project Manager. Scott was part owner in a real estate business in the Black Forest and Andrew was struggling with high school at Pine Creek. Our decision to move and home school Andrew had lasting positive effects on our son’s future. We used a tried and true home school program and heavily supplemented it with courses from The Teaching Company. After high school graduation, Andrew became a Dive Master. He received a full scholarship to undergraduate studies and is now working towards a master’s degree. I developed Linda Kay's Bodyguard, a botanical bug repellent promoted by the marine park. Scott continued with real estate. We have moved back to the US so we may continue to enjoy the company of our son. We settled in the Low Country of South Carolina and Andrew is at SCAD. We have a very competent and carrying group of people there on Roatan who see to the needs of those who visit. You may see the team on the Tropical Island Villa web site.

Linda Kay purchased this villa in 2001

We chose Palmetto Bay Plantation because of the unique qualities of the development and homes. We very much liked the open space, serenity, beauty and miles of vacant beach. It is a home that has been easy and inexpensive to maintain. We enjoy our friendships with the people from the village nearby and the other owners who have selected Palmetto Bay Plantation as their home.

It is wonderful to go to sleep to the sounds of geckos surrounded by silence and cool tropical air, and wake to the sounds of birds. It is unimaginably peaceful and restful. I love the long walks on the beach where all I see is sky, water, trees, sand, birds and maybe a boat. I love seeing healthy, growing coral and fish so numerous they are like liquid. I know what and who to expect so that it is always refreshing to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Habitat of Stars ~ Villa Serena
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Missoula, Montana
5

WONDERFUL TIME HAD BY ALL

  • 5 out of 5
Just had a wonderful stay at Villa Serena, Palmetto Bay, Roatan. All of the staff at the Resort were very friendly and helpful. Heather & Clay could not have been nicer and met all of our needs. The groundskeepers were out every day raking the beach and landscaping the grounds. We walked the beach every morning and my husband spent the mornings walking the flats flyfishing for the elusive Permit. Found that Bulk Gourmet and Hybur seafood in French Harbor as well as the Eldons in French Harbor were the best for groceries.

We drove clear to the East end of the island (Camp Bay area) and had a wonderful lunch at La Sirena. Snorkeling was amazing at West Bay, Milton area, Starfish Alley, the Wreck at Palmetto Bay. The clarity was amazing. Watched a very large Manta Ray feeding on conch which was incredible.

We spent a 1/2 day on a boat with a very nice young man named "Allen". He can be found on facebook by the name Elsita Salgado and I highly recommend him. He picked us up on the dock at Palmetto Bay and dropped us off as well.

We have taken many trips and this one ranks up there with the best of them.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We all love to hear this and very happy that you enjoyed Palmetto Bay Plantation, Villa Serena and all the wonderful experiences Roatan has to offer. We hope you find the opportunity to return. Thank you for sharing the great tips on shopping, fishing and snorkeling. Linda Kay
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

VILLA SERENA

  • 5 out of 5
We were so pleased to stay at Villa Serena. We found that the listing description and photos that we based our decision to rent were quite accurate. The owner sent us a wealth of information regarding the property and things to do during our stay. Heather, her on-site contact person, was just awesome in making sure our stay was enjoyable and relaxing. We loved being able to stroll to the beach each day to swim and snorkel. Great time by all! Thank you!
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Serena in Palmetto Bay Plantation as much as we do when we have the opportunity of going there ourselves. Heather is a jewel, there is not doubt about it. It makes all of us happy to know we were able to assist you in having a wonderful family holiday where the surprises are nice ones. For families that are rendezvousing it is especially important that the location be a good one and expectations are met. Thank you and we sure hope to see you again, Linda Kay
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
n. california
5

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BEACH BUMS...

  • 5 out of 5
Villa Serena was a breath of fresh air, away from the cruise shipping hustle of the West End and set in a collection of scattered homes in landscaped surroundings along Roatan's north shore. Palmetto Plantation has a small restaurant / bar with a pool and beach toys for residents(and guests) that is friendly and well staffed. The understated surrounds (maybe 20 years new) are well kept, very secure, and restful. A small dive shop is well run, right on the site. Flats fishing for bones & permit is right there, near shore fishing for the table is just outside, along with world class snorkeling and diving opportunities in an uncrowded & untrammeled area of the reef. French Harbor is just over the hill (15 min. away), along with easy road access to all other areas of the island. Linda Kay (managing the property) could not have been more helpful.

If you are seeking the Cancun-like experience of a large resort, with plenty of glitz, and lots of action / activities, Palmetto is likely not be for you..... but if you want to relax along a good stretch of Honduran sand, taking in the best of what the area has to offer, while taking some care of yourself in a very adequately equipped, well designed vacation home, Villa Serena offers all of that. A rental car is advisable (IMHO), and allows you to take-off in several directions, to explore all that the island has to offer.

I would certainly go back again!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Your comments are very helpful. They should be helpful to potential guests and they are helpful to us by way of having your perspective of the house and Palmetto Bay Plantation. Thank you for taking the time to make these helpful comments. Linda Kay
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Habitat of Stars ~ Villa Serena
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

VILLA SERENA STAY

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely time. Having been to several countries in Central America during which we rented homes, I have to say, this was the most comfortable and we loved Palmetto Bay Resort. We fit in with the ecologically friendly resort, and we loved the comfort of having our own house to go back to every evening after exploring Roatan or spending the day at the ocean. The walk to Palmetto Bay's restaurant/bar/pool is a mere minute and a half away. Beyond that is the beautiful beach. We had the best of both worlds, drinking coffee each morning on our deck while enjoying the flora and fauna (the hummingbirds were even more beautiful than in Maine). It is a vacation we'll remember for a long time!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
5

OUR TIME AT VILLA SERENA

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely time. Having been to several countries in Central America during which we rented homes, I have to say, this was the most comfortable and we loved Palmetto Bay Resort. We fit in with the ecologically friendly resort, and we loved the comfort of having our own house to go back to every evening after exploring Roatan or spending the day at the ocean. The walk to Palmetto Bay's restaurant/bar/pool is a mere minute and a half away. Beyond that is the beautiful beach. We had the best of both worlds, drinking coffee each morning on our deck while enjoying the flora and fauna (the hummingbirds were even more beautiful than in Maine). It is a vacation we'll remember for a long time!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Darbie, Larry, Kevin, John, Connie, I and the Palmetto Staff and Management are real happy to hear this. We do hope you come back and stay with us again. Linda Kay
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Charleston, SC USA
5

EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO HOTEL

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here with 3 twenty something children for a dive vacation. It was so much better than doing an all-inclusive package. The villa is ideally located, spacious, and well-equipped. It was wonderful to be able to come back, fix lunch, read on the porch or in the hammock. We loved the louvers on the windows and doors. It may be hot in summer but it was wonderful for us. We rented a truck so were able to get around easily, though the rutted road could be challenging for more timid drivers. We bought groceries and fresh fish in Coxen Hole and cooked almost all our meals. Kevin brought us extra water containers because we are all big water drinkers. We took our own DVDs and had family movie night several times, complete with microwave popcorn. There is not a lot to do right at Palmetto Bay if you are not diving but it is a great place just to relax and have a real vacation.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We try to make all the surprises happy ones. Besides visiting our own vacation home, we are renters, as well.. Kevin and I and the Palmetto Plantation team continue in our efforts so that guests want to return. We always take the constructive input of our guests to heart. Linda Kay
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Roatan International RTB
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Dixon Cove
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Palmetto Bay
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Palmetto Bay Plantation
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Palmetto Bay Plantation
Car: not necessary

For a great price you can stay where those who have unlimited choices and funds choose to stay. This very uniquely spacious and green resort is a destination for those who wish to experience all the beauty of the Western Caribbean.

The South Seas flavor of Palmetto Bay Plantation’s Balinese architecture adds unobtrusive artistry to the coastline it works to protect. Pristine coral reef just off shore from miles of secluded white sand beach is protected behind the gated road to the 150+ acres of meadows and gardens spaciously surrounding vacation and residential homes. Designers of the plantation have preserved the natural beauty of the bay while providing very inviting and comfortable accommodations and amenities.

The plantation is just a short boat ride within the reef from a public golf course, The Black Pearl. Additionally, the plantation hosts a National Geographic PADI dive operator, dock, pool, and restaurant along with outdoor activities.

Other Activities: Scuba diving, snorkeling, jungle experience, golf, fishing, canopy tour, dolphin encounter, wildlife refuge, museums, international dining

Golf: For all these reasons and more, this property has been selected by Conde Nast, films, and numerous publications.

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Availability & Rates

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
for 7 nights
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $7 per night, per additional guest
 
January
5 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
$810
for 4 nights
From
$190
From
$200
Sat,Sun
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
February
1 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
for 7 nights
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
March
1 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,550
for 7 nights
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Semana Santa
29 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
for 7 nights
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$590
for 3 nights
From
$180
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$960
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Cleaning < 1 week $50
Pet Fee $100
50% due at time of booking; remainder due 30 days prior to arrival.
Notes 10% discount to active military. Monthly rate does not include utilities. Weekly rates include airport transport & wifi.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • resort ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double vanity seated shower
  • Master Suite bath has a dressing area, private toilet, double sink vanity, large tiled seated shower. Second and third bedroom share a bath with a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Lanai
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master Suite is well separated from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. It has a sleeping area, dressing area, private toilet, double sink vanity and a large, tiled seated shower. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share a bath with a tiled shower. The 2nd bedroom has a private lanai. A stacked washer and dryer are in the 3rd bedroom. All the beds are specially designed Captains beds made from beautiful Honduran woods by the same manufacturer of Smyth Hawkins deck furniture. All the doors and sliders are 9 feet high.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Golf ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Concierge
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • theme parks
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • duty free shops
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • photography
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • diving
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
• PADI National Geo dive shop • laptop safe • Off shore coral reef & wreck • Flats for bone fishing and fly fishing • Wireless connection • Wildlife sanctuary & natural ambiance • Lots of safe space for child’s play • Flat screen Satellite TV in the bar • Large covered dock • Kayaks • 24 hour security service • bottled water provided • Fresh water pool • Wooden lounge chairs • Restaurant offers romantic comfort, great service and food comparably priced. SUV or truck may be rented from rental manager
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