Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Guanaja - Guanaja Caribbean Cottage
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath (Sleeps 5)
Beachfront Secluded Caribbean Cottage.
Guanaja Caribbean Cottage, is a secluded Caribbean oceanfront property with rental cottage and optional all-inclusive plan, which includes 3 meals a day and tours. Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort has 5 stars and also has a face book page, for more information. Please google Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort. Cottage is one bedroom, with a pull out couch in the living room & a twin size sleeping swing on the screened porch. Guanaja, the forgotten island & GCC will provide you with an unforgettable vacation, you will not find on a commercialized island or in a hotel/condo. Property is located on the north side of the island of Guanaja, which is known for the most beautiful isolated beaches on Guanaja. Guanaja is a virtually undiscovered island; 90% of the island is national forest reserve & marine park. Cottage provides ultimate privacy. Cottage is oceanfront and a replica of the romantic Caribbean Conch Cottages. The cottage is within walking distance of the town of Mangrove Bight, yet you can not see another house or building from the property. You have the option of an All-Inclusive vacation package or simply renting the cottage. Guanaja is world renowned for diving, snorkeling, fly fishing and deep sea fishing. All-Inclusive packages are available for honeymoons, anniversaries. Fly fishing, diving & deep sea fishing can be arranged by owner. The world's second largest reef is with-in snorkeling distance from the property (bring snorkeling gear). Red Hill Coral Gardens are also within snorkeling distance. You will think you are in an aquarium. You can also snorkel from the property to the dramatic heart stopping drop-off through the reef, to the dramatic blue depths on the far side of the reef. You may fish off the dock (bring fishing gear to fish off dock), some of the largest permits have been caught in front of GCC. Cottage has a 2 seated kayak, complimentary for All-Inclusive vacations. Cottage has an outdoor shower & water tap for showering after snorkeling & washing snorkel gear. Cottage has a hummingbird feeder, so you can sit on your screened-in porch & watch the humming birds feed. The cottage has a sleeping porch swing to take afternoon naps or relax & enjoy the view of the Caribbean, especially in the morning with your first cup of coffee. The screened porch also has a custom table to dine at. You can actually sleep out on the porch on the sleeping swing & listen to the waves & crickets lull you to sleep. There is a full kitchen in each cottage with new appliances & tropical palm dinnerware, the tap water is spring water and some of the best water in the world; The living room is bright and decorated in island decor. The living room has a full size pull out couch &TV/DVD. Cottage has AC. The bedroom has a queen size pillow top bed with romantic mosquito netting (just for looks, there are no mosquitoes). High quality linens are provided. The bath is custom tiled with tropical fish & coral tile. There is ample storage room. The decor of the cottage is tropical with a touch of romance. Local artwork adorns the cottage. There is a weekly bonfire for all-inclusive guests. Tours can be arranged at the property for guests who are not taking All-Inclusive vacations. Pick-up for tours will be at the property. Wildlife around the property is abundant. You may be surprised to see a white tail deer on the beach in front of your cottage. Sea life is more varied here than on island that are more commercialized. There is a wide variety of coral, including brain, stag horn, black, wire as well as fans and soft coral. Sea life includes star fish, nurse sharks, giant green moray eels, turtles, lobster, crabs, french angel fish, queen angel fish, giant trigger fish, giant porcupine puffer fish with blue eyes, just like in Nemo! Tangs, butterfly fish & an assortment of other tropical fish are abundant in the water off GCC. Laundry services are available for a fee. Airport pick-up/return included in All-Inclusive vacations, but can be arranged for a fee for non all-inclusive vacations. A wide variety of tours are available and can be arranged from GCC. Google Trip Advisor Guanaja Caribbean Cottage for reviews. Air reservations from Roatan, Honduras to/from Guanaja can be bought in Roatan at Lanhsa Air, Sosa Air or Air Caribe. No flights to/from Guanaja on Sunday. Flights may be direct to Guanaja or go through La Ceiba. Please arrive early to ensure you can get on an afternoon flight to Guanaja. Ask about second cottage.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Janice Bonds (Kay)
Cottage direct oceanfront! I was born in North Carolina. Raised in Maryland, where my father relocated for work. At 18 I started heading south & didn't stop until I reached Guanaja, a pristine Caribbean island in the Bay Islands. When I was a child and watched movies on tropical islands or Gilligan's Island, I knew I was meant to be on a tropical island. My son & I have traveled all over the Caribbean & the South Pacific, but Guanaja was the enchanting forgotten island that drew us, as Bali Hai did the sailors in South Pacific! I had this new property built. I wanted a place like the 'old' Caribbean, before commercialization and modern architecture. I now have exactly that, an unspoiled piece of paradise, where all I see from my property is the beauty of the Caribbean & the reef in the near distance. At night all I hear are the gentle Caribbean waves against the reef & the night creatures singing in their own way.
Janice Bonds (Kay) purchased this cottage in 2012
Why Janice Bonds (Kay) chose Guanaja
My son & I fell in love with the freedom of the island, the people & the feeling that time just stopped here; no condos, no big hotels to block the ocean view, perfect climate, the tap water is even spring water & I could go on..... I bought property & built on this side of the island, because of the beautiful isolated beach, the serenity of not being able to see anything, but the mountains & the Caribbean. A giant plus for this property; the rentals are the only ones on the island within walking distance of town and beautiful waterfalls. At the other properties the guests must use a boat to get to stores or cafes.
What makes this cottage unique
This is the only area of the island where you are close enough to walk to town and the waterfalls. At other rentals you must take a boat to town & to the waterfalls. The only waterfalls on the island are located close to the cottages. Here you have the privacy of your own brand new Caribbean Cottage, but you also have the choice of an all-inclusive vacation with the amenities of a resort- restaurant, kayaking & you don't have to worry about finding tours on your own. If you choose the all-inclusive package, meals are included. We serve a variety of seafood - lobster, shrimp, Caribbean King Crab, cracked conch, conch fritters, crab imperial etc. We also serve fish from local fishermen- snapper, grouper and mahi mahi, etc. We serve 4 course dinners. Examples of home made soups: crab bisque, french onion, chicken noodle, clam chowder, chicken tortilla, etc. We usually also have lamb and filet mignon on the menu. A different desert is served each night including key lime pie, creme brulee, cream puffs with Bavarian cream, flan and a variety of other deserts. Enjoy a BBQ from our hand made clay BBQ or enjoy a bonfire on the beach. We have an abundance of wild life in the ocean & on the property. You would not find as much wild life on a commercialized island. The crime rate is the lowest of any Caribbean island that I know of. You can safely sleep on the screened in porch on a custom made sleeping porch swing! Because of the seclusion of the island, fly fishing, deep sea fishing, snorkeling & diving are amazing. Would you like an all-inclusive romantic honeymoon package you will never forget? It is my goal to see that you have the vacation, scuba diving, fly fishing experience, deep sea fishing or adventure of a lifetime. Many adventures await you or chill and forget the world! Ask about second cottage.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Trip Advisor Report for Guanaja Caribbean Cottages Resort
RECEIVED 5 OF 5 STARS
Left on 04/01/2014 for a stay in February 2014
This place is a rare gem. Off the mainland of Honduras and can see Roatan from the dock. Crystal clear water. If you are into snorkeling or diving this is a dream. Unbelievable! We went by boat to 3 different locations and each one was unique. The reef is within 100 yards of the beach. We snorkeled Red rock, Michaels Rock and other side of the cut. Saw 5' Leopard ray cruise on by in 5' of water. We also walked down the beach to the Green Flash bar/grill which is built over the water. The people here are so friendly and make you feel right at home. We also hiked up the waterfall. We saw lots of wildlife, large lizards, hummingbirds, parrots, deer, geese, cattle and horses. We were there for only 5 days which was not long enough. The cottages are so comfortable and quaint and have everything you need to fix you own meals. We left the cooking to Kay and were not disappointed! Food is so good! This is an out of the way destination but well worth it. The sunsets are amazing. Thank you Kay to a memorable vacation, loved it.