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Paradise Found at Spooky Channel Villa, Roatan, Honduras

Jay and Dana Litman

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Paradise Found at Spooky Channel Villa, Roatan, Honduras

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Roatan - Spooky Channel Villa

Beach House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Spooky Channel Villa is named after one of Roatan's most famous dive and snorkel sites that is situated straight off the private dock just steps away from your covered patio. From the dock it is easy to swim or snorkel and if you go diving or fishing the boat can come there to pick you up.

The Villa is right on the beach on the north shore of the

island where you can relax and watch amazing sunsets sometimes if your lucky with a green flash. On the patio you will find some nice chairs a BBQ and a small spa to cool off.

The Villa has two spacious master bedrooms with queen beds and separate bathrooms. The living room has a 32 inch flat screen tv, DVD player and a nice couch .

The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove and dishwasher.

A washing machine and dryer is available.

Of course there is free wifi to keep you connected.

You can park your car on the property directly behind the Villa.

Shops, restaurants and bars are about a 10 minutes drive away but you can also have a private chef come and cook for you or have the property managers stock the house with your choice of groceries.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jay and Dana Litman (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2015

About Jay and Dana Litman

Owners Jay and Dana Litman, a retired contractor and Public Health Nurse, live in Duluth, MN.

Jay and Dana Litman purchased this house in 2005

Why Jay and Dana Litman chose Roatan

Our first trip to Roatan was in 2000 to visit our daughter who was living on the island at the time. Being from northern Minnesota, we fell in love with the perfect tropical weather, friendly people, and unspoiled, non-commercial island life. After visiting yearly, we decided to purchase a house and found the perfect private, Caribbean home in the Sunnyside neighborhood in Sandy Bay.

What makes this house unique

Quiet community, home located directly on the beach. Incredible snorkeling can be found along the reef in front of the house. Being located right on the beach provides cool breezes and perfect view of unbelievable sunsets. Tropical gardens and 50 palm trees on the property provide beauty, shade and privacy, while the beach in front of the house provides plenty of sun and unimpeded view of the ocean. Kitchen is fully equipped and house is impeccably maintained.

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Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.6
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Paradise Found at Spooky Channel Villa, Roatan, Honduras
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
Louisiana
5

HAL (Louisiana)

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here a few years ago and had a blast. The house was perfect for those who want to relax and are not into the "bling". The lush palms and hibiscus were fantastic. Snorkling at your doorstep! Open air dining and dive trips are only a walk down the beach.

We were only a very short drive, less than 10 minutes, from the Blue Parrot Bar

& Grill. I understand the owner of the time has moved on but if it remains. It should be a great place to knock down a couple of Salva Vidas or Por Royals. They had a good Lobster/Filet dinner for $14 and shoe swere not required.

I can definately reccomend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Hal, for your kind review of our Spooky Channel Villa. We work very hard to maintain and improve the house and gardens. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Jay and Dana Litman, Owners
Mahwah, NJ
5

Exactly as Advertised; Exactly What We Wanted

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful holiday week at Spooky Channel! The house was perfect. Each day we enjoyed a perfect cup of coffee on the very perfect porch and watched the locals (and local dogs) walk down the beach. One morning we got cinnamon buns from a local vendor; another morning we got bananas from a neighbor. In the afternoon, we shifted over to the hammocks—zzzzzz. With the windows open, there was always a breeze so we never turned on the A/C. We never lost power, always had hot water and the internet was surprisingly reliable.

The snorkeling from the dock was incredible. We grabbed our fins (easily rented in town), swam about 100 yards and saw rays, eels, octopus, lion fish, conchs, star fish, incredible coral and more fish than we could ever count. My teenage boys loved every minute of it! If you don’t want to snorkel, the dock was a wonderful place to watch the beautiful sunsets.

We ended up eating at home more than expected. We were able to get everything we needed between Woody’s grocery, the fish market and the fruit market in West End. The kitchen was stocked, the grill worked great and we made some incredible meals. We did eat out a few times; The Blue Parrot, Coconut Grill, Cannibal Café were all great but the $9 traditional Honduran lunch at the Lighthouse was our favorite. We were never in a rush but “Honduran time” definitely looks different from NYC time. My son brought a deck of cards when we headed out for meals which turned out to be a good call. It was super easy to catch a cab from the end of the road. Know what you are going to pay and have exact change. All of the drivers were nice and knowledgeable but they will try to get a higher rate if possible.

We got the cruise line schedule and arranged our outings on days were the cruisers weren't in town (when activities can get crowded and rushed). Beachers in West Bay gave us chairs and an umbrella for the cost of a lovely bucket of beer. We spent an enlightening day at Upachaya kayaking through the mangroves. We zip lined at Gumbalymba Park and explored the park with our guide. Working with Tom and Zilla was very easy. They were extremely helpful and readily available (although we never needed to call upon them). We felt quite safe. The house has an alarm and the security company came a few times a day. Bugs are also as advertised so bring your spray. We highly recommend this property and this vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review - so glad you enjoyed your stay. We do our best to insure a great experience for our guests - and that porch and the hammocks are our favorites as well! Jay and Dana Litman, owners.
5

Paradise Found Indeed!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to unwind and relax but still have all the conveniences of home this is the place! Situated right on the Spooky Channel, you can see beach and water no matter where you look. The house is gorgeous! The beds were super comfy and having a bathroom in the bedroom was great (when sharing the house with another couple). The kitchen has everything you’d need if you want to cook at the house. (Two great grocery stores near the airport) I love, love, love the porch. So relaxing to watch the waves and enjoy the sunset each day. Snorkeling right from the dock was an ideal way to start the day (or take a dip in the afternoon). Swimming around, looking at all the fish, turtles and conch shells makes you feel like you’re swimming in an aquarium; awesome! There are so many restaurants a short distance from the house, it was hard to choose. Our favorite was “The Thai Restaurant” (really that’s the name). And, make sure to keep a look out for the “donut lady” at West End. The banana donuts are super yummy. We also enjoyed going to West Bay for snorkeling and partaking in a beverage or two at Beachers. Just ask for Lindy, he’ll set you up with a nice umbrella and chair on the beach. Whether you’re a sun worshiper or an adventurer, there’s something for everyone here. I’d advise renting a car to get the most out of the (small) island. The only drawback was there wasn't enough time to take it all in. We’re looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Minneapolis,MN
5

Could not have been better!!!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful house! The home has everything you could need...comfort, a completely furnished kitchen, two extremely comfortable beds, a porch on the ocean with a grill and table for eating, two hammocks, and the amazing outdoors shower!!! Kathy, who lives next door, is very helpful and friendly, and has lived on the island for many years.

The snorkeling just steps from the house was fantastic and something I will always remember.

We hope to return again someday. Thanks for making this lovely home avilable to us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Austin, TX USA
2

Pictures are Misleading

  • 2 of 5

Let me preface this by saying we have travelled extensively (19 countries) and do not expect American standards when we travel. We are not complainers, and have never left a vacation early.

I travelled with my two children in search of a relaxed, beach vacation. Upon arrival, I noticed that the house was very hot. Air conditioning is in the two bedrooms only. This would not be so bad, if you could open the windows, but with the screens on three windows broken, we were forced to either be roasted, or be infested with bugs.

The beach and area are totally infested with sand fleas. The morning after arrival, I counted 112 bites on my daughter and we had been diligent about keeping bug spray on. The bugs are just unavoidable.

The final issue, was that the beach is completely un-swimable. This is the part that I feel mislead about. The water is full of turtle grass and vegetation. We tried to tough it out and swim anyways. We were in the water for about five minutes before getting stung by a jellyfish.

We ended up leaving after three days, and going home, something we have never done before. Upon coming home, I tried to contact the owners, as the apartment is taken care of by caregivers. I was not expecting my money back, or anything like that, I just wanted to ask them to tell people ahead of time that the ocean was not able to be swam in, by the house. They never emailed me back. They have been unreachable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is unfair. We have been out of internet and phone service and unable to respond earlier. We also felt it prudent and fair to discuss the matter with our manager who said the following. The little girl got a lot of sand fly bites on her back. Mom and the boy were not affected. She reacted with more of a macular rash around the bites and said they did not bother her much. I offered to take her to the clinic, gave her Benadryl spray, cactus juice, Skin So Soft. I returned her refundable security deposit, the money for the 2 weeks WiFi and offered to take her to the airport. I think she is scared for her little girl. I can understand that. I told her there is a good pediatrician at AKR clinic, her worry lifted a little. I know she was not happy the kids could not swim right off the beach because of the turtle grass. I really do not think she liked it here. Our manager was never informed about the jellyfish sting, always a risk in oceans, and would have provided first aid. Our Guest Brochure at the house has a section discussing first aid for them, also. We are honest about the turtle grass in the water in front of our home and never state you can swim there. We say to swim in the 5 to 6 foot deep water at the end of the dock where turtle grass is not a problem. Sand fleas are subject to the weather and unavoidable but we have the beach raked once weekly to help control them. All of our rooms including the veranda have fully functioning, efficient ceiling fans in addition to the 2 bedroom air conditioners. This is clearly stated in our ad. Our house has 20 windows with screens. Can 3 broken screens be that much of a problem? In the 7 years we have owned and rented, we have never had complaints of guests roasting. We have been trying to get them repaired but only the company that sold them can do that. They have not responded to our frequent emails and phone calls but we will persevere. We are proud of the efforts of our manager to assist this guest to no avail. We are sorry her vacation was not what she expected but we know you can not please everyone. We spend a great deal of time, effort and money maintaining and improving our home. We are proud of our accomplishments. We spend 1 month there every year so we know our house, the climate and conditions of the beautiful island of Roatan. We proudly stand behind our ad, pictures and our wonderful on site manager. We are certainly not unreachable.
Lugoff, SC
5

Spooky Channel

  • 5 of 5

Just in from 2 weeks at Spooky Channel. Perfect location. Close to everything but still somewhat secluded. Very nice accomodations. Owners and property manager very helpful with everything. Take lots of bug spray. Take cash, if you use a credit card they charge you like 16% at alot of places. Dive - Coconuts. Dine - Lighthouse (be patient they are very slow.) Rent the kayak from Cathy and paddle away. Call Stephen for a fishing or snorkeling trip. Have fun, relax and keep that bug spray on!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased your two weeks were enjoyable, Louise. We are very fortunate to have an excellent manager, Cathy, and the fishing/snorkeling skills of our good friend, Stephen. We hope you'll visit us again. Jay and Dana Litman, Owners

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Coxen Hole
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Mahogany Bay
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
House is on the beach
Car: not necessary

Our house is named "Spooky Channel Villa" because of its location on the beach directly in front of a popular dive and snorkel location called Spooky Channel. There is nothing spooky about it and it is definitely not haunted! Other Activities: Several different canopy tours through the trees and hills, Carambola Botanical Gardens featuring many beautiful blooming orchids, Roatan Butterfly Garden, swimming with dolphins, deep diving submarine, snooba tours, Iguana Farm.

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From $238 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning $20.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Year round $1350 per week for 3-4 persons, discount for only 2 persons.
For Christmas, New Year, and Easter week, please add 20%.
Security deposit required thru credit card
There is a 15% Honduras tax and 4% tourist tax
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms have king size beds, AC, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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