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SANDY BAY BEACHFRONT HOUSE IN DIVER'S PARADISE, VIEWS, DECK...

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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SANDY BAY BEACHFRONT HOUSE IN DIVER'S PARADISE, VIEWS, DECK...

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

The Sandy Bay Beach-front House is a beautiful 'island-style' private residence with just under 2000 SF of open floor plan and 90 ft of beach front. This quality built home features a large gathering room in the middle with vaulted ceilings and mahogany floors. The modern kitchen with breakfast bar opens to the spacious living room surrounded by windows on all sides! You'll be hard pressed to find a better value in Utila or the Caribbean.

On both sides of the house are identical bedrooms with 2 twin beds that can be converted to a King size bed upon your request to provide you with more options and comfort. Each bedroom has a private, full bath and double french doors leading to the main deck views. The home is great for 2 couples and the kids can sleep on the queen sleeper sofa, or for more privacy, rent the downstairs apartment. This fully furnished home features a wrap around deck that's great for viewing the sunsets over the rear Oyster Bay Lagoon on one side and sunrise over Utila Bay and the peaks of mainland Honduras on the other. To give you a better visual idea of the layout of the home, we've provided a sketch of the home's floor plan.

Below the main house is a separate 300 SF 1 bdrm/1 bath apartment facing the front beach and water. The apartment has a full bed, private bath, a full kitchen, sitting area, french doors leading to the front beach and lot's of windows to catch the breezes. There is also a large bodega that stores the mountain bikes and washer/dryer.

The landscaped grounds are full of local flowers, colorful plants, palm & banana trees with a combination of soft grass and Bay Island beach sand. The property is beautifully maintained by Angelito and his family, home caretaker for 10 years.

The Sandy Bay Beach House is positioned on the leeward or south side of Utila Island. Utila is the smallest, most westerly and one of three of the Bay Islands just off the coast of Honduras (Just East of Belize & South of Key West). Utila is a low key paradise off the touristy path that is quickly becoming the meeting place for divers from all over the world searching for the next “secret” destination.This diving destination is routinely voted as the best value in the Caribbean.

Our house is located on a peninsula in Sandy Bay. Our home probably has the best location for catching most of the year’s enjoyable trade winds that keep you cool and the bugs away. We are just a 5 min bike ride west of Utila Town; however, we are just far enough away from the hustle & bustle of the main tourist areas. A mile ride will bring you to the beginning of town, built in charming Key West style along the harbor. You’ll ride past the many dive shops, restaurants, grocery stores, bars, hotels and Utilians going about they’re daily routines.

The home’s wrap around deck provides spectacular views of the bay, mountains of the mainland, town, reef system and lagoon. Snorkel from the front door to great reefs less than 300 yards in front of the house. It’s not uncommon to see dolphin, eagle rays and bonefish from the deck. Our home is virtually sitting on top of technicolor coral reefs & 20 coconut throws away from the famous Laguna Beach Resort.

The home comes completely furnished and has just been updated from top to bottom. Just about everything in the entire house is brand new from the major & minor appliances down to the tableware and bedding. We’ve tried to provide everything you’ll need to have a fun & worry-free vacation. If you’re concerned about what to bring, check out our list in the frequently asked questions section.

HOUSE

• Right on beach & water, reef is less than 100 yards from deck, lagoon in rear of house (great for mooring boats/sail boats)

• Each bedroom has 2 new twin beds that can be converted to a King size bed upon your request to provide you with more options and comfort

• All bedrooms have air conditioning & home has hot water

• Home has fans everywhere; ceiling, floors and walls

• Minimum of 4 Mountain Bikes with carrier baskets; 1 with rear infant carrier. (Main House guests have priority over the mountain bikes if they were to need 4 at once. Bikes can be easily & cheaply rented in town for about $2/day.)”

• TV, VCR/DVD player and stereo with CD player

• Full Kitchen with coffee maker, blender, microwave, refrigerator, ice maker, 5 gallon bottled water dispenser, picnic ice coolers, great assortment of cookware and “island flavor” tableware

• Traditional BBQ grill right on the front beach

• Sunning/beach chairs & lounging hammocks

• Washer & Dryer

• Each bedroom has new bedding and towels

• Outdoor rinse shower when coming back from snorkeling in the front bay

• House & Apartment has a phone for local calls and an optional intercom between phones.

• Lock box to keep your valuables secure.

• Weekly cleaning service provided & additional cleaning may be hired

• Massages available at incredibly low rates

• Great household caretaker, Angelito, works on the grounds Thursday thru Saturday every week

APARTMENT

The apartment has the same amenities as the home but many items are a bit smaller such as the fridge and stove.

Even though we promise to keep a minimum of 4 mountain bikes in good working condition, we often have more than 4 available

Keywords: beach front, ocean front, snorkel, luxury, divers paradise, cottage, beach house, apartment, 3 bedroom, three bedroom, private, quite, mountain view, views, ocean view, ocean front, lagoon, bay, fishing, diving, grilling, kayak, hammock, air conditioning, caretaker, fully furnished, deck, internet, mountain bikes, golf cart, newly renovated

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
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Eli Muhl and his father, Craig own The Sandy Bay Beach House but the home is enjoyed by the whole family. The immediate family consists of Craig and his wife Kareen, their daughter, Elody and their son, Eli. And we can't forget Ollie & Rubes, Eli's crazy little munchkins. We‚ve all lived in Colorado, USA since 93' and Kansas before that; Maine before that.

Craig and Kareen are now retired and enjoy traveling and being great grandparents. Craig still dabbles in investments with others and his son. Kareen is an artist and, being half French & half Chinese, she is an excellent gourmet chef as well. Eli is a washed up tennis player, real estate investor and realtor often including his father in his incredible deals. He is the one that you will most likely communicate with regarding Sandy Bay. Oliver Rocket Muhl does not yet have an official job except for eating, sleeping, and testing the rules on a consistent basis. Ruby is the littlest Muhl but just 3 1/2 months behind Oliver, adopted from China.

The Sandy Bay Beach House is cared for by Angelito, our hardworking, trustworthy and English speaking caretaker of the home for over 6 years. Angelito gives us peace of mind when we're away for long periods of time. Angel, as most of our guests call him, knows how to fix pretty much everything in the house or he knows someone that does. His wife Stella often helps with the house chores.

We are very clean, do not smoke, love to travel the world, enjoy the outdoors, are avid tennis players and love to have fun. Diving, fishing, skiing, biking, reading, dining, golf, enjoying a good movie or book and playing with our pets; as well as Ollie and Rubes are more of our favorite hobbies. We enjoy traveling together as a family and often do.

We are very glad that you have taken the time to share our home and hope that you get a chance to enjoy a closer look; were confident you'll have a s much fun as we do!

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Island life has always been a part of our family as we also have an estate on a fairly similar small island in the Bahamas, Cat Island, which has been in our family for several decades. We have always preferred having a vacation home on a less touristy, but beautiful island with lot‚s to do. Unfortunately, this kind of paradise is hard to find. We felt that Utila offered that perfect combination of convenience, beauty, and lot‚s to do without the high profile tourism found in most of the Caribbean.

Snorkel right off the beach from this big and beautiful beachfront 'island style' home located on a quite penninsula just outside of town in a diver's paradise. The home backs to Oyster Bay Lagoon and you can kayak right out your back door.

Utila offers big dives at small prices, whale sharks, secluded beaches, world class fishing, mountain biking and much more. All found in the perfect location on the island where the hustle and bustle aren't.

Utila offers so much to do with no pressure to do it!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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4.9
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Sandy Bay Beachfront House in Diver's Paradise, Views, Deck...
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Vancouver, BC
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WOULD DEFIINITELY GO BACK, BUT SOME POINTERS ...

  • 4 out of 5
First off, I would definitely go back. The house is spacious and well maintained in general. The amenities are great, again in general. Snorkelling off the beach in front is fabulous. And the gentleman who looks after the house is absolutely wonderful. However, the internet access was slow and at the very least needs to have a password put on it. I refused to use it for business due to that insecurity. The AC unit in one of the bedrooms didn't work at first and it wasn't all the effective when it do work. It made a difference, but it never got cooler than "quite warm" even with all doors and windows to the bedrooms closed and the AC on all night when we slept. The golf cart has a few tricks you need to be aware of to keep it going, and the headlight didn't work the entire time we were there. So overall I'd say the place is great but it deserves to have the level of care stepped up a notch. Having said that, remember that I would definitely go back. One solid tip - you really need to rent the golf cart. It's a good 20 minute walk to town depending on what part you want to access. And a final tip - if you snorkel off the beach in front, angle toward the right for easier access to deeper water. If you go straight out there are lots of shallows to get through and it's tough to avoid the coral. Enjoy!
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Discovery Bay, California
4

BEST REEF IN UTILA

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed in the home in May 2012 for one week. We went diving around the island looking for the whale shark (like looking for the Loch Ness Monster) which we never found. Diving around the island did not compare to the snorkeling right behind the home to the right where we saw rays,eels, turtles and so many different kinds of fish. So the last few days we just snorkeled and saved time and money on the scuba. JUST BRING LOTS OF BUG SPRAY !!!! or you will not have a good time the Mosquitos will eat you alive.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Saginaw, MI
5

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at the beach house the third week in September 08 and it was a great place to stay. Angel is very helpful and was always there in our time of need. We did a lot of snorkeling right off the porch and were not disappointed. Apparently there has been some reef reconstruction in this area and it is very obvious. We saw great sea life out front and highly recommend it. The house itself is well equipped - when we got there the hot water was being fixed (it was fixed by day two) but trust me you don't need it in the humidity of Sept. It was really brutal to sit out on the beach at this house in quiet seclusion staring at the ocean...tough indeed. Everything on Eli's website is true to word and Sandy Bay is definitely one of the nicer places on the island. Do not go to Utila without Deep Woods Off with deet - and some light long pants and shirt for the nights. We dove with Captain Morgan's and had a great time (even swam with a whale shark!). Be forewarned however that their official dive school is out of the cays so you leave in the morning and head to the cays, then out to dive, returning to Utila at 1ish. They only do two dives a day but we found the extra boat ride a good time to take a nap and that schedule kept our days relaxed. We did a night dive with Utila Watersports and would recommend them too. We found some good eats at La Piccola, Dave's Island Cafe (out front of Coco Loco's), Driftwood Cafe and whatever you do...hit the bakeries! Camillas bakery has the best bagels ever and Thompson's has gads of other good stuff (both have great cinnamon rolls). Be sure to have cash/traveller's cheques because we found that the ATM's are frequently out of money. If you find yourself needing medical supplies...be sure to check the grocery stores as well because other stores like the pharmacy are not always open when they claim...we ended up finding a needed prescription right there on the grocery shelf. Many places do take Visa but they will charge you another 7% or so. Utila is an interesting place and gave us a fun adventure and we were very glad to have stayed at Sandy Bay.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

  • 5 out of 5
We were at Sandy Bay Beach House the third week in June. This house has an amazing view of the ocean and even more amazing snorkeling right out the backyard. After barely surviving a rough ferry ride with six feet swells covering the boat, it was indeed heavenly to be met by Angel. Our party consisted of me, my husband, my 20 year old daughter and her boyfriend. Our daughter and her boyfriend became dive certified through Cross Creek Dive Shop. They loved their teacher, Matthew from Montreal, Canada. My husband and I were more than satisfied with the colorful reefs and brilliant fish right outside our back door. The town is small, but we had some good breakfasts at Munchies and a delightful last night dinner at La Mariposa. Right down the street at Coral Beach Resort, breakfast was good and we were able to rent a kayak to explore the lagoon.We had some electrical outages, but Angel was the problem solver in each case. He was always there when we needed him. My biggest recommendation is to bring some insect repellant for the sand fleas (Ours was for mosquitos). Often you don't know you are even being bitten, they are so small. And they itch! Overall, Utila is charming and unique--definitely a memorable adventure. And Sandy Bay Beach House is an excellent place to stay.Penny Bernal
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Atlantic Beach,NC
5

  • 5 out of 5
The Sandy Bay Beach house is a great location for a house rental on Utila. It is quiet and sort of "out of the way",but town is assessible. Angel the housekeeper is extremely helpful and kind,also has a lovely family whom we met. We found ourselves being probably the oldest divers on the island(ha,ha) and really enjoyed low-key diving with Rich at Coral Reef Resort just up the road. Most of the reefs were lovely and we avoided the crowds. He was great and it was easy to get there from Sandy Bay. We did find it to be "buggy" at the end of May and as mentioned not a good idea to drink the water! The Sheets ande Irons
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roatan Bay Islands Honduras
Fort Mill, SC
5

  • 5 out of 5
Sandy Bay Beach house was great. We had a wonderful time in Utila. The house is in a great location. Do rent the golfcart. ANGEL is fantasic. We loved him. He was always there to help. The house needs some new furniture but other than that it was perfect. The reef in front of the house was nice. Our 12,11,10 and 6 year old enjoyed it. Not too many bugs when it was windy. Delicious food. Very cool island.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Utila's airport is about 10 minutes away
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
The center of downtown is where the ferry arrives
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Your front yard is your playground
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The bars are many and start at the town's edge
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Good food options are quickly coming to Utila
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Rental rates for this holiday house in Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras

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Low Season
1 Sep 2014 - 14 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$455
for 3 nights
From
$152
$931
$3,439
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season - Thanksgiving
15 Nov 2014 - 22 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
$821
for 4 nights
From
$205
$1,259
 
 
Low Season
23 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
$455
for 3 nights
From
$152
$931
$3,439
 
 
High Season - Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$616
for 3 nights
From
$205
$1,259
 
 
High Season - Semana Santa
29 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015
4 night minimum stay
$821
for 4 nights
From
$205
$1,259
 
 
Low Season - 2015
1 Sep 2015 - 20 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$455
for 3 nights
From
$152
$931
$3,439
 
 
High Season - Thanksgiving 15
21 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
$821
for 4 nights
From
$205
$1,259
 
 
Low Season 2015
30 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$455
for 3 nights
From
$152
$931
$3,439
 
 
High Season - Christmas 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$616
for 3 nights
From
$205
$1,259
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$536
for 3 nights
From
$178
$1,095
$4,046
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200
A 50% deposit (50% of your base rent) is due at the time of booking to secure your reservation and 50% is due 45 days prior to the check-in date. A security deposit of $200 is required for all rentals and is due with final payment. The 19% Honduran tax is also paid with the final payment. This deposit will be returned or credited back as soon as we find everything is in good shape!
Tax Rate 19.0%
Notes Deluxe EZ-Go GOLF CART (gas-powered) is available to guests for $40/day and non guests for $50/day.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) King beds can be converted into two twins upon your request, Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
Notes:
Reef is less than 100 yards from deck, lagoon in rear of house , each bedroom has A.C. & home has hot water, fans everywhere; ceiling, floors and walls, a minimum of 4 Mountain Bikes, sunning/beach chairs & lounging hammocks, outdoor rinse shower when coming back from snorkeling in the front bay, phone for local calls and an optional intercom between phones, lock box to keep your valuables secure, weekly cleaning service provided & additional cleaning may be hired, massages available, great household caretaker, Angelito, works on the grounds Thursday thru Saturday every week The apartment has the same amenities as the home but many items are a bit smaller such as the fridge and stove. The guest in the home have priority over the mountain bikes if they were to need all 4 at once. Even though we promise to keep a minimum of 4 mountain bikes in good working condition, we often have more than 4 available
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