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Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Oceanfront Villa with Views from Rooftop Pool

Beautifully handcrafted Villa with all of the amenities. All size of groups accommodated, up to 6 guests comfortably (8 people possible with pull out couches). All 3 bedrooms have on suite bathrooms. Travertine throughout the main floor. Venetian Plastered walls and double sealed windows and doors offer a luxurious and quiet vacation. Large Honduran mahogany kitchen with handpicked Italian granite hosts American sized top end appliances. Full width deck from the living room and master bedroom boast 180 degree views of the beach, ocean, and reef. The decks off the guest suites have excellent viewing of the common grounds and mountains. The rooftop game room and spectacular full roof level deck is complete with entertaining 10 including the scenic view from the rooftop pool. Totaling 3 beds, 2 pull outs, and 2 home theaters it is great for the whole family. Elegant furnishings and memory foam bedding provides a restful vacation. The views are unbeatable and the location is ideal. A romantically set 5-star restaurant only steps away. Its the Roatan Island Utopia.


Owner
Matt Adkins
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Matt Adkins

Villa del RIU has been a dream of ours since we first sank our toes in the silky white sand beaches of West Bay. Roatan is such a special place for us and I am sure it will be for you too. The friendly people and welcoming culture make Roatan a home to everyone that visits.

Matt Adkins purchased this villa in 2013

Why Matt Adkins chose Bay Islands Honduras

This location is ideal for any reason of vacation. West Bay has an amazing white sand beach with warm waters and world class diving and snorkeling. It also hosts numerous cruise ships and visitors every year. Villa del RIU is minutes from all of the action but far enough to be private and secluded offering the best of both entertainment and relaxation.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Lighthouse Estates in West Bay

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Coral Room Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Boat Room Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Boat Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Coral Room - 1 Large Double Bed
  • All three bedrooms have on-suite bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Luxurious Large Oceanfront Villa on Private Beach with Amazing Views
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
5

The best trip to the tropics we've ever had.

  • 5 of 5

Although my review is months later, the afterglow of fantastic trip still lingers with us. We used a person Matt knew to shuttle us to & from the airport. They were really nice people - we stopped at the grocery store on the way to the home, and found everything as amazing as the pictures showed. The home is completely first class in construction and superbly appointed.

Our shuttle friends arranged for a private tour of Cayos Cochinos for the four of us. We had a certified boat captain, with a local expert snorkeler to act as a guide. He carried a life jacket on a tether in case one of us had needed it. They brought food & drinks and were completely focused on our having a great time.

We didn't realize the native language of Roatan is English - while the locals are bi-lingual, we noticed they mostly spoke English with each other. I had been semi-braced to recall my Spanish from high school - which is now reduced to being completely fluent in ordering anything Spanish on a menu, and most forms of libation.

After years of going to Mexico where we were constantly seen as a target to get ripped off, or catcalls about what they wanted to do to my blonde haired wife, Roatan was completely the opposite. People were respectful and happy to have us there. The staff at Matt's property were very friendly and easy to work with for the few needs we had. I've never felt so welcome outside of the U.S..

I describe our experience at this property as "we had our own private Poipu, a state beach on Kauai." The snorkeling off of the beach was as nice as was we saw at Cayos. 83F water is ridiculously pleasant to slide into, and the protected area around this beach made for easy in & out every day.

We found the kitchen well appointed and made some really superb meals. We also used the restaurant on the beach, which we felt did a great job.

We did not rent a car only because this was our first trip. We didn't feel a need to rent one - we had the shuttle team do a mid-week grocery store run. While we are planning to go back to Matt's place, we probably wouldn't rent a car so long as we had access to the shuttle car team. But, it's hilly in Roatan, and with lot's of kids you'd want to have one since walking off the beach is up or down.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1

Disappointing Stay - Construction!!

  • 1 of 5

I booked this property (3 bed 3 bath condo with roof top pool) for a family vacation. My husband and I have visited Roatan on many occasions but it was my parents first trip and privacy and quiet were at the top of their want list. I found the property through VRBO but was asked by the owner to communicate directly. I specifically asked about privacy and quiet and was assured that is not a problem at The Meridian as most of the owners don't rent their units. Unfortunately he did NOT disclose the fact that the entire property is under construction. Workers started at 7 a.m. sharp every single day in the unit NEXT DOOR and all throughout the property!! We literally fled the unit every morning to escape the noise.

Additionally, repairmen were in our unit for 5 hours on one day repairing a washing machine that was locked out to us. I understand the need for repairs but that should be done when the place is not rented out.

We lost power twice (which is normal on this island) but in a property that charges this much they should have a generator at the ready and operating. We also were without water on 2 occasions.

The roof top deck and pool were lovely but the lack of shade made this space completely unusable unless you want to feel like a turkey on Thankgiving Day!

As to this particular unit... there is no on site host so if you have issues you have to contact the owner who is out of the country. Not very convenient.

All in all, the unit was nice and well appointed as advertised but I was quite disappointed and cannot in give this place a good review. This unit was the most expensive place we have ever stayed and I was incredibly disappointed. I have sent an email to the owner asking for 1 night + tax refund. I feel that this is a reasonable request. I still have not heard back from him.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Hello Matt,

I wanted to write a review for your place, because I felt that strongly about the awesome value it is and how much we enjoyed staying here. We have stayed at many VRBO homes, but this one is exceptional. So here it goes...

This is the perfect place to stay on Roatan. It is our 4th time to visit the island and we have stayed at The Meridian Lighthouse Point each time. We love the area where your home is located and would only pick yours because of it’s location and how nicely you have it decorated. Close enough to all the fun the island has to offer, but with it’s own secluded beach. The home is amazing, all new and beautiful. We love how you can escape upstairs onto the outdoor deck with private swimming pool. It overlooks the beautiful ocean. So much privacy and yet your outside overlooking an incredible view of the sea.

Down the stairs and your right there close to the main pool and little cafe/bar area as well. Beach is only a few steps away. We love it!

We rented a van and drove to the very other side of the island where we could take the boats through the mangrove trees. It was awesome. We went to a little restaurant/bar where it’s only accessible by boat and had such a great time. Thank you for making all of this possible.

I am overwhelmed at what a great property you have. Perfect location, and so beautiful.

Thanks again for allowing us to stay here. We love your place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ronnie! We have really enjoyed you and your family visiting our villa for the last 3 consecutive years. Its been a pleasure getting to know you and we are always excited to see the pictures of your visits. Thank you again for staying with us over and again. We are already looking forward to the next visit. Matt
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Seattle, WA, USA
5

Amazing Anniversary Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a week long trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and could not have had a more relaxing and romantic vacation. The villa is absolutely beautiful and had everything we needed for a week of tuning out and unwinding. The grounds are beautiful and, though there was construction going on, it was so quiet that we hardly noticed. The beds were very comfortable and we found that we were up with the sun every day, refreshed and ready for the days adventures. Prior to arriving, Matt was very responsive to our many questions and was able to provide a ton of information on how to get around, what places to try, what to bring with us (and what to leave behind) and the best places to rent snorkeling gear. He recommended that we spend at least one day out on the island with Juan Carlos and it was well worth it! We tried zip-lining, ate the local cuisine, toured the mangroves and learned the history of the island along the way.

Under the right conditions the snorkeling right off the beach was amazing and even better than what we experienced in West Bay. After spending a day out in the water, Kismet was a fun place to relax and unwind. Grabbing a Salva Vida and enjoying some lobster tacos while watching the sunset was the perfect way to end a day. We can't wait to go back and wouldn't hesitate to stay at Villa del RIU again. What an amazing anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation Ever! (Don't forget the bug spray)

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough about Matt & the entire staff at the Meridian. Villa del Riu is absolutely gorgeous and exceeded expectations. Matt was wonderful with recommendations for restaurants and suggestions of things to do on the island. He even emailed me to check in when he heard that we had a minor fridge issue that was quickly resolved by the staff. Laura, the owner of the whole property, was extremely friendly and welcoming. The resort is still under construction, but we were not disturbed by it at all.

The staff and the food at Kismet was fantastic. Lindon was particularly great. Depending on what time you go, it can definitely take a bit of time, but it is certainly worth the wait. Considering you're waiting on the beach with a cocktail, you shouldn't been in much of a hurry. All of the food is fantastic, especially any of the lobster (tacos, quesadilla, curry, etc.). Just over the hill is the Grand Roatan and they have the best Monkey Lalas and other frozen drinks on the island (2 for 1 during happy hour). Plenty of activities to do on the beach near the Grand Roatan & Infinity Bay.

Make sure to rent or bring snorkel gear to head out to the reef around the other side of the rocks on the beach. It's a fantastic place to see a wide variety of fish and sea turtles.

If you're a golfer, the Black Pearl at Pristine Bay is a must. A gorgeous course designed by Pete Dye. Be sure to bring plenty of balls as you'll be in for a long day if the wind is howling (which it was when we played).

Another must is ziplining at Gumbalimba park. We had a blast there. The guides are hilarious and totally make the experience. It's a quick drive from the Meridian, and they'll come pick you up if you have a large group.

I can't wait to return to Roatan to see the Meridian when it is completed. Because of Matt's responsiveness and suggestions, I wouldn't think of renting from anyone else. Plus, having been on almost all of the rooftops and balconies while we were there for a wedding, Villa del Riu has the best view!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! I am glad you had an amazing trip to Roatan and enjoyed staying at our little piece of paradise. We love living the island life vicariously through guests staying and sharing our adventures and passion for Roatan. Cant wait to have you come back and stay again.
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Scottsdale, AZ, USA
5

Best Part of the Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot be enthusiastic enough about Villa del Riu, its location, its quality and the responsiveness of the owner.

After a disappointing experience with an Athens VRBO rental earlier this year, I was understandably nervous about choosing another one. This property could not have been more perfect. We utilized Juan Carlos, the recommended driver, and arrived swiftly after a stop off at a local grocery store; he was engaging, spoke excellent English and provided us with lots of local information on the ride. The property is exactly as as advertised: instead of being decorated with cheap "Ikea type furnishings and linens, the owners have this outfitted as one would a real home. Quality linens, comfortable beds, toiletries, thick bath and beach towels and American style high end appliances. We really appreciated the water cooler.

The condo is literally 25 steps from the beach which is beautifully landscaped and well maintained. The lovely reef is reachable right off shore (no need for a boat!) and its an easy swim around the bend to Infinity Bay and some of the beach restaurants of West Bay (the walk is relatively easy but requires an uphill trek which can be difficult for the less fit and/or in the humidity). We loved the ability to wake up and go for a snorkel without having to arrange a tour/boat. Our mother loved the warm pool and the ocean and sunset view from the decks.

The owner was very accommodating and prompt in his responses and made lots of suggestions; he seemed to share our excitement about the trip and after seeing his home, I can see why. I'm already thinking about when I can make another trip there!

Finally, the property has a restaurant onsite, located right on the beach (again, 25 steps from the condo); while the food and service was not to our liking (it seemed like it existed mostly for staff to watch loud telenovelas; they were also out of a lot of choices), it was very convenient for a pre/post dinner drink and snack. It was great to grab a Salva Vida beer and sit on the lounge chairs, watching the waves.

There is some existing construction on units behind the pool but other than a random "tap tap tap" during the day, we didn't hear any noise and were not disturbed at all.

I want to thank the owners for the opportunity to share their home and their adopted country; it exceeded my expectations and made my family fall in love with the area (mother even grabbing some West Bay real estate information).

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Roatan International Airport (RTB)
Nearest Barpub
Kismet Beach Bar
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
The Black Pearl Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
Kismet Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
West Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

Villa del RIU is located right on a silky white sand beach at the western point of Roatan. Excellent snorkeling, diving, and fishing right off the beach. The restaurant/bar is top notch. Views from the villa are breath-taking in so many directions. A short 10 minute walk to the popular West Bay Beach with large resorts, shopping, dive shops, and markets. A quick water taxi ride to West End for an island nightlife, clubs, and cultural shopping. The villa is within a short walk to days worth of adventure, pristine beach, and best reef in the Caribbean. However just far enough from busy beaches, crowds of the cruise ships, and nightlife for when you want to relax, have a romantic retreat, or take a shady siesta in a hammock listening to the waves. Its the best of both vacations in one location.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Lighthouse Estates, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid Season
17 Apr 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,020
for 4 nights
From
£255
£1,732
 
 
Low Season
3 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£989
for 4 nights
From
£247
£1,623
 
 
Holiday
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 4 nights
From
£325
£2,273
 
 
High Season
3 Jan 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 4 nights
From
£271
£1,786
 
 
Semana Santa
25 Mar 2018 - 1 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 4 nights
From
£325
£2,273
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,113
for 4 nights
From
£278
 

Additional pricing information

LAST MINUTE BOOKING? We can accommodate. As long as the calendar is open we can most likely book your stay.

Until confirmation is received, all rates are subject to change

Additional guests above 6, additional $40 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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