Our casita is an 800 square foot house with an open floor plan, behind the gates of our one acre garden just steps from the Caribbean. It's has one Queen sized bed in a private master and two single sized sleeping sofas, all Tempurpedic mattresses. There is a large bath with shower and a mural that gives the casita it's name. With a fully equipped kitchen there is a dining area that seats four. No need for air conditioning since it is shaded by a huge rubber tree and there are four ceiling fans. A library of 150 movie DVDs, flat screenTV, internet and Direct TV service fill in the quiet, down time. With a front porch that overlooks the gardens, there is a walkway up to the pool, a large, shallow-to-deep end pool with waterfalls. Across the road just a couple of hundred yards is an accessible dock to the sea where the diving and snorkeling is fantastic, one of several hundred dive spots surrounding the island. Our property has bananas, limes, mangos, coconuts, pineapples and more on the way, all nestled in among scores of large palms and hibiscus. Our garden is a horticulture lovers delight, all thanks to our gardner Phillip. We have inflatable kayaks for use and beginning in the fall of 2018 we will offer wheel thrown pottery lessons. The best unspoiled beach on the island is twenty minutes farther East. We have restaurants and bars but this is not the touristy West End. It's quiet, perfect for water sports without crowds and the expats are all lively, getting together weekly for live music and a good time. On Sundays we invite our guests to sit by the pool and indulge in one of Matt's homemade popovers!
- House800 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay6 nights
1 bedroom, sleeps 4 Casita with a large pool across the driveway from the sea.
marty burnswolfe and matt rossi
- Calendar last updated:
- 11 Sep 2018
About marty burnswolfe and matt rossi
Matt and Marty retired to Roatan when they found this property in a quiet ex-pat community on the East End. Marty swims everyday and Matt loves to fish. Perfect! Busy American lives have been replaced by busy Roatan lives, but after the remodel of the casita it is swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, throwing pots and wood working. We share the compound with Lucy our inherited island dog and Tuxedo, perhaps the only Airedale to ever have emigrated to Roatan on a cruise ship. Marty had a color palette for a guide to finding the right island, wanting year round green foliage, turquoise blue seas, sand any color and skies almost always blue with plenty of sunshine. Roatan, 48 miles long and 5 miles wide at it's widest is out of the eastern Caribbean hurricane path, in fact we receive fewer hurricanes here than the U.S. East Coast. Fewer than 100,000 people means less traffic, though we have traffic jams here when cows are crossing the road, our electric company is fixing a power pole or it's Easter. It has been somewhat Americanized with a shopping mall, large grocery stores, hospitals, mobile phone service, Direct TV services and wi-fi, but there are more rural villages than large developments, more smiles than road rage and more time to do nothing if you choose. Also being just two and a half hours from Miami or Houston we are close to the U.S. and not half a world away from family or friends. A pleasant surprise are all the American and Canadian ex-parts who live here, the Canadians it seems found out about Roatan decades ago, seems many of them sailed down! All are friendly, will lend you the tool you need and pick up a guitar and entertain you on a Friday afternoon at BJ's Backyard. Living here has it's challenges but we have adapted and learned to value the differences in people, climate and resources. Our goal for our visitors is to provide a place that feels as comfortable as home and as stimulating as you want it to be.
marty burnswolfe and matt rossi purchased this House in 2015
Why marty burnswolfe and matt rossi chose Punta Blanca
Our home is set in an acre of lush, well established palms and blooming plants. No more indoor gardening or orchids in pots or tropical plants that had to be coaxed into blooming. Here Marty sticks a stick in the ground and grows a tree with no water hose needed except in the late summer. Matt has his own workshop, but of course it needs to be bigger so that's in the plans someday. The pool is a one of a kind, custom built, UV light treated 20,000 gallon dream with rock waterfalls, bench seating and a view of the sea. Water temperature in the pool is usually around 80-83 and about the same in the ocean which is just across the driveway at the end of a private dock. We wanted a guest house or casita which means small house, so this property was perfect. Our casita has just been remodeled; new master, new bathroom, refurbished or newly custom built eveything else. Wanted our guests, family and friends to have privacy so the house is just down the path, through the gardens, past the pool from the main house. Without Phillip, our gardener, our property would not be so beautiful and we would be too tired to enjoy living here. We love the West End for people watching, a new dining experience or just a days getaway, but we wanted something quieter, more community oriented, jungle like with a reef a short swim away. We found it in Punta Blanca where we are permanent residents while many of our neighbors bi-locate. The loudest noise in our neighborhood is a barking dog or two when a stray cow or someone on horseback rides through. Otherwise, there is no traffic, no stoplights, no planes landing, just an occasional parrot flying through or frogs during the rainy season. It's perfect for us and many find it perfect for a water oriented vacation since snorkeling is just steps away, diving, too and there is one of the island's best beaches just down the road. Secluded but not remote, plenty to do if we choose and always green is how we describe our island home. Works for us
What makes this House unique
At "The Wave" we can walk out the front door and swim, snorkel, dive, fish or paddle a kayak. No battling crowds looking for a parking space or waiting in a restaurant que. No noisy traffic. Just quiet, the twinkle of our wind chimes and the bark of the dogs when something interesting happens. One of the greatest benefits of being "out East" and not "down island'" is what's around us; Monday's expats head to Camp Bay Beach for "Monday's Don't Suck," Tuesday's it's Trico for live music, Marble Hill on Wednesdays, Thursday's it's rest up for BJ's Backyard and the Band on Fridays. It's always fun to go to "the big city" of French Harbor but it's very nice to come home to a place that demands nothing and offers so much. Have to try kite surfing at Camp Bay Lodge and still have to get to yoga classes at Paya Bay. Manana!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.