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Retreat to Paradise in Guanaja

Cindy Gerke

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cindy Gerke

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015
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Retreat to Paradise in Guanaja

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Guanaja - Wilmont Bay Retreat

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

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This is our family's retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. It is a place to enjoy seclusion and peace. There are no roads on our side of Guanaja, only trails and boats. Our 'front yard' is the Caribbean. Reefs surround us on both sides and the barrier reef is about a kilometer away.

The scenic beauty is breathtaking. The reefs teem with life - tropical fish, eels, rays, sea turtles and nurse shark. The waters are clear, blue and pristine. One simply grabs a mask and snorkel and heads out -- no long boat rides to get there. The serenity and peaceful seclusion extends beyond the beach to include the surrounding trails.

The cabin is located on the beach. It is a one bedroom, with a futon in the living room. The cabin is air-conditioned with fans in every room. The kitchen is fully equipment.

Since we are located on the northwest side of Guanaja, we are blessed with some spectacular sunsets. Enjoy your coffee or your evening drink sitting on the porch watching the sea. The rent includes use of our snorkel gear and our kayaks. Come join us.

Guanaja is not easy to travel to. She is a rare, an unique and a disappearing jewel in the Caribbean. If you are looking to get 'off the grid', Guanaja is worth The Journey. You may even decide to stay.

Keywords: Secluded, peaceful, beachfront, crystal clear water, sunsets

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy Gerke (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

Why Cindy Gerke chose Guanaja

Our family fell in love with the island and culture.

What makes this cabin unique

Its secluded and it offers the experience of snorkeling, diving, fishing, hiking, and getting away.

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Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Retreat to Paradise in Guanaja
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Minneapolis
5

Amazing Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a vacation on a quiet secluded island, we highly recommend this place. We stayed in one of the two cute, comfortable cabanas for a week, and it wasn't nearly long enough. Cindy and Jorge were amazing hosts - boating us to the flats for fishing, guiding us on a hike up to the waterfalls and taking us on a tour of the island's market. The cabin is clean and has an wonderful porch for lounging. The bedrooms have air conditioning, though we preferred to turn on the overhead fans. Cindy stocks the refrigerator with food, which is a wonderful service as the nearest grocery story is a boat ride away. This VRBO is on its own bay with sandy beach and some of the best snorkeling in all of the Bay Islands. The cabin comes with two singles and a double kayak. The next bay down as an isolated beach where you can walk for over a mile and not see another person. Plan on making your own meals, as there are no restaurants within walking distance. Cindy also helped us navigate the flight schedule from Roatan, which can be a bit tricky, and provided transportation to the cabin. If you are looking for a quiet stay and the opportunity to truly unplug (wireless internet is available, though it's best to leave technology behind), this is the place. We give it 5+ stars!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Denver, CO
5

Relaxation and Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Guanaja is a beautiful part of the world, and Wilmont Bay is perfectly suited to experience it at it's best. The snorkeling at the door step is among the best we've experienced, as are the sunsets—two green flashes in seven days! Travel in Guanaja is mostly by boat, which is an adventure in its own right, and Jorge will happily and skillfully get you anywhere you would want to go.

While you are not alone at Wilmont bay, one could hardly be call it crowded. In addition to the two Cabins, there's just a few private homes in the area. The cabins are well stocked with all the necessities for an independent traveler (full kitchen, shower, fans, even an air conditioning if you need it) and are quite comfortable. Both Cindy and Jorge are wonderful hosts, and will make every effort to ensure you have a great trip.

Bonaca is a fascinating and unique city built on two small Cayes--well worth the visit included in your stay, as is the near by waterfall (not included, but quite affordable). A trip along the coast by kayak is also quite rewarding—depending on the day, you may not see another soul.

This isn't the place to go if you want to lounge on the beach (sandflies will not allow that) and be served hand and foot (this isn’t a resort, which for us was a large part of the draw). But if you are looking to relax, explore a near empty coastline, and enjoy healthy reefs just steps away, this is a great choice. For us, it surpassed all expectations.

P.S.—Though you can get along just fine speaking only English, at least since Mitch, many mainland Hondurans now live and work in the area. As such, we found a bit of Spanish went along way in certain circumstances. So we’d suggest, if it is not your first language, you brush up.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Normangee, TX
5

Adventure on this beautiful island paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful adventure on this beautiful island paradise! The natural beauty surrounding us was amazing! Cindy had arranged for us to fly from Roatan to Guanaja in a private Cessna piloted by David, and what a fantastic view of the island and the sea from the air! She met us at the landing strip with Jorge driving the boat and we headed to Wilmont Bay retreat! Our cabins were perfect - very comfortable, stocked by Cindy with groceries and everything we needed! Cindy treated us with exceptional hospitality and friendship, and always went the extra mile to make sure our time there was memorable! We spent an evening getting to know many of the locals and ex-pats at a festival celebration. We enjoyed delicious meals with Charles and Cindy. We spent time exploring the deep blue sea on the Nimitz with Captain Jackie. We made a trip to "town" by boat to restock groceries. Bill, an excellent instructor, led my husband and son on a recreational dive, while Cindy guided me and my daughter snorkeling through the magnificent coral reeds with endless, colorful and fascinating sea life! What an experience! We enjoyed a tasty lunch at Bo's Island House on a pier over the water. We hiked up to a beautiful and refreshing waterfall! ... Have I mentioned the spectacular sunsets? And the interesting animals and wildlife around our cabin including Angel, our guardian dog, playful and lazy cats, many singing birds and hummingbirds, chickens, ducks, geese, a small barracuda that was a regular visitor around the dock, and a captivating parrot! My family spent our last afternoon there, including Cindy and a friend we met, snorkeling through the majestic coal reefs right off the beach from our front door! That was the highlight of our island adventure! Thank you, Charles and Cindy, for your gracious hospitality ... we are ready to return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yorktown, NY
5

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Having traveled to Honduras before, I already knew what a beautiful country it is: a hidden gem of the Caribbean. But since the cruise ships have discovered Roatan, my husband and I were looking for a quieter get away. We found exactly what we needed and more in Guanaja. Where can you spend a whole day hiking to a luscious waterfall, walking on an untouched beach, snorkeling on a pristine reef and not see another human being?!! We lived very simply in Cindy's cabin, only steps from the water, but had all our needs met. When we arrived, the fridge was stocked with groceries we ordered in advance. Market day in "town" (which is a boat ride away, like every other destination) is only once a week, so don't count on a big variety of cuisine or "shopping" expeditions or restaurants to try. This is about slowing down, chilling out and enjoying some of the best nature has to offer. Did I mention THE SNORKELING?!! It was definitely a highlight of our trip. Cindy was a great host! She was so accommodating and easy going and invited us on outings to explore the island and meet some of the other ex-pats living there. It was the perfect blend of mixing it up with other people and just hanging out on our own. Usually a week long vacation is not nearly enough time to unwind, but I noticed when I got home how I felt as if I'd been away much longer, because the experience was so unique and transporting. If you've ever fantasized about living on a deserted island, this place would be a good trial run! I definitely plan to return for a longer stay next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
BRYAN,Tx
5

What a place to getaway from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. My whole family enjoyed the trip. My sons (18,21) found great things to do from snorkeling, to diving, fishing, and hiking. The place is great, is completely private and quiet, and it has a fantastic view, and easy access to a huge reef, and the accommodations are clean, and super. The island is a very interesting place to explore, from the water falls to the grocery store, nearby restaurants, and surrounding islands. It is a great place to getaway from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

One Of A Kind Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a relaxing, peaceful retreat with amazing views, but also looking for some adventure, you're in luck! By far the best vacation I've ever been on. The adventure begins as soon as the small plane takes off from Roatan to take you to Guanaja. When you land, you'll be greeted by a boat that will take you to Wilmont Bay, as there are no cars on the islands. The food was amazing, the sights were amazing, and it is the perfect spot for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life (cars, technology, work). Although I stayed as a guest of the owner, I can assure you that the other reviews are spot-on! Like most of the guests, we went diving, fishing, snorkeling, and took the boat ride to "Town" to get groceries. The different wildlife around the cabins are pretty cool too! They have three green parrots that fly around the property and you can hear them chattering and talking. It is really exciting just to sit on the porch with a cold drink and watch the sun go down. Last but not least, Cindy is really an exceptional host! She will make sure you have an awesome experience! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Guanaja Airport
Nearest Beach
Wilmont Bay
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $130 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cabin in Guanaja, Bay Islands Honduras

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Notes Rental includes pick up and return to the Guanaja Airport, a trip to town a week for groceries, use of our kayaks and our snorkel equipment. $250 to reserve (non-refundable) The remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Guanaja, Bay Islands Honduras

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • hot water
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Kayaks, Snorkel Gear, Hiking, Fishing Gear (Deep Sea and Bottom), Diving and Fishing Trips can be arranged

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