Nestled above a private cove beach ( locally called a “keyhole”) on the South shore of the tropical island of Roatan, L’Alizé enjoys both a constant sea breeze and a dramatic view of the Caribbean every day of the year. L’Alizé derives its name from the French word for African trade winds, (alizés) which flow East to West during the warmest months of the year. These dramatic winds account for a such a surprising cooling effect on the hottest days, that it quickly becomes clear why Roatan’s earliest settlements established themselves on the South side of the island where these winds rarely fail to cool and refresh while they keep the bugs in check.
L’Alize was built by one of Roatan’s premier builders in 2008-2009. The building techniques and materials reflect attention to detail and quality construction. Keen usage of space, and maximization of views and sea breezes, remind one that this exquisite home was built to be enjoyed year round by the builder himself.
In 2011 a major renovation added the pool, deck, cottage, two bedrooms and two baths.
In 2014 L'Alize was selected by a leading luxury travel company, Andrew Harper TM, for Homeaway's Luxury Rentals site. Only two of Roatan's vacation rental properties have qualified for this distinctive rating (see luxury.homeaway.com).
L’Alizé, is spaciously laid out to maximize the 3500 sq/ft., with a large master bedroom and master bath complete with double shower. The 3rd floor guest room enjoys a spectacular view with a private deck and spacious bath. The second floor great room completes the open island ambiance with kitchen, living and dining room occupying the entire second level. Grabbing all the attention upon entering this room, the stunning Caribbean ocean view leads the eye through the ample, and comfortably furnished covered deck, overlooking turquoise waters to the mainland of Honduras. An ample half bath is conveniently located on this level.
The first floor addition can be perfectly autonomous with its own kitchen 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living area which overlooks an equally stunning view of the pool, patio and the Caribbean.
This first level is ideal for young visitors who can use the living area to enjoy their own media or visit privately with their friends. Young families with small children may prefer this level as well.
The house is rented as a 4 bedroom home but, we offer discounts to parties of 4 or less. The guest cottage can be added to offer more space for larger parties.
Eddie our capable groundskeeper will tend the pool and rake the beach each day and assist you as needed. Olga, his wife, will competently provide daily housekeeping so everyone can relax a little more. A bilingual babysitter is also available.
Guest House: The guesthouse is a separate building located on the North side of the home. This perfect little cottage has a double bed with travertine floors, granite counters and a private bath. It does not have air conditioning but two very effective fans. The guesthouse can be rented additionally for $250/wk. It is not rented alone.
A vehicle is available for our guests' use throughout their stay as available. Please ask for details.
Nestled in a pristine wildlife retreat that exhibits a wide spectrum of eco systems, L’Alize only gets more stunning as you leave the home to explore the iron-shore. From mangroves to volcanic iron-shore and ancient coral, this nature walk is worth the effort. Mangrove canopy tunnels and the pristine keyholes are sure to delight observers as they wind their way on the nature trail leading to Pirates Cove. Of all the features that make this home a sanctuary from the pressures of busy lives, the one that sooths the soul best, is the unspoiled habitat surrounding L’Alize. L’Alize added to its collection of fun things to do, two tandem ocean kayaks. (see picture) Let these Kayaks glide you to sights few eyes have seen as these silent crafts make their way past the uninhabited iron shore.
Whether seeking sanctuary from a pressure filled life or celebrating the beginning of a new life with your special someone, L’Alizé offers adventure or relaxation, luxury and privacy, unspoiled nature and plenty of nearby activities to suit all tastes.
Call 228 447 0304 for more information on this exquisite beachfront home on Roatan.
Owners' kids slack line across the path to the keyhole beach.
Owners live and work in Central America. L'Alizé's natural beauty and privacy provide a place to catch up on unfinished business. This is an ideal setting for uninterrupted reading, painting or writing. With their children they enjoy exploring caves, the rope swing and snorkeling.
A true getaway. Nestled in dramatic untamed beauty on pristine turquoise shores with abundant wildlife, makes this home a refuge as well as a great place to celebrate family gatherings. Restaurants, and grocery stores are only minutes away.
L'Alizé has all the modern conveniences of home with the feel of an outpost on an uninhabited island. The view from the second floor great room took our breath away the first time and each time we visit. We never get used to the beauty.
The home is well maintained and regularly updated with the amenities we want to find.