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Temple Tree House a Romantic Beach Front Getaway On Private 1 Acre Estate

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

New,1 Large Bedroom, 8 Ft Closet, Large Bath 7' Shower, Two Decks

Just 20 steps down to the beach with your own outdoor shower. Just expanded 2013 to 3x size. Large new queen bed and linens. Bedroom has it's own large deck with hammock. Full deck at the outside the full louvered glass front of this True Island Cabin where you enjoy the soothing Caribbean breezes. Main room has efficiency kitchen with new fridge, stove, toaster, blender, drip coffee maker and press with bean grinder. Open concept kitchen sitting and eating area. Small charcoal BBQ, another hammock on the front deck for hours of privacy reading and sleeping.

Go snorkelling off our dock with the snorkelling equipment that comes with the rental, to one of the most stunning reef formations in the Caribbean. (second largest reef in the world). You can sit on the dock and enjoy the dolphins and their shows every day. We suggest snorkelling with the dolphins!

The use of two single kayaks come with the property for our guests to use.

This a one acre private property with Casa Cowee as the main house and Temple Tree house high off the beach which is used for local access to the properties on it. The houses are designed to catch the breezes off the water so the use of AC is really not necessary. Sunsets are absolutely the most stunning from our home.

This is a one acre estate which is lush with many fruit trees including lemons, limes, mangos, bananas, avocados, nuts etc.

The property is gated with a private circular drive around a massive Mango Tree and in the back there is a towering Rain Forest LeCeiba Tree that takes your breath away.

Just one to two minutes walk to 4 great restaurants and two fun bars. 10 Min. drive to West End which is filled with restaurants and bars. Or you can have our staff bring you local food which is delicious. There is a produce truck that comes by daily if you ask and small local stores and restaurants.

Everything for a true island experience.

This property is located 100' away from the larger Casa Cowee VRBO listing #126086 So if you are looking for space for more people. $50.00 for pick up and drop off at the airport along with your grocery stop. AC is a min. 75.00 + surcharge for the week as most people do not want to use it so not built into the price. We meter it for you so you pay for what you use.

More Details

Owner
Suzanne Boyce
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2017

About Suzanne Boyce

My name is Suzanne Boyce and I purchased The Casa Cowee Estate (2013) from the original owners that had it built in 1974 after falling love with Roatan and the local people on a road trip from Aspen Colorado. They commissioned the design with a famous local architect to capture the luscious warm breezes off the Caribbean. The same love of the island and it's people and slow lifestyle took hold of me. Unfortunately I still have to work in Canada but good for you as you will have a chance to have the same great experience while I work to get back down there. The property has undergone many upgrades this year and we are continuing to improve. Not to say we are changing anything that will lose the total island feel of unique rustic Casa Cowee. Did I mention the sunsets?

Go to Casa Cowee (the main house) VRBO 126086 Both houses can be rented together.

Suzanne Boyce purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Suzanne Boyce chose Bay Islands Honduras

If you are looking for a gated community and concierge service this is not it. This is a one acre private estate that is planted with an abundance of tropical trees, rainforest trees, fruit and fragrant flowers. It sits right on the beach but sits higher on a hill to catch the caressing Caribbean breezes. We have all new security system with live monitoring day and night by Bull Dog Security. The house is yours to live a self sufficient island life. . You have towels provided and bed linens. The towels are changed out once during the week. If you use a lot of beach towels maybe bring some of your own. We have laundry facilities on the property for a small fee per load.

Security, Casa Cowee had a theft in 2010.

Since I bought Casa Cowee in 2013 I have made it one of the most secure properties on Sandy Bay. Reason? Same as at home in Canada. If security is high there is less chance of intruders. I stay here on my own most times and I like to feel safe like everyone else. This Island is wonderful oasis and there is no need to live in a gated community. The Islanders are wonderful and helpful. The laws are now extremely strict about stealing and penalties far exceed petty crime.

We ask that all our guests use the security provided. Not only to protect them but to protect Casa Cowee's reputation and it's staffs jobs.

What makes this cabin unique

Temple Tree House is part of the Casa Cowee estate VRBO 126086 and the new Bamboo Casita and can be rented at the same time for up to 8 people so you will have up to four separate bedrooms three baths and three kitchens

The decks overlook the water and you will experience breath taking sunsets. We have our own dock to swim off of and swim out to the reef to snorkel or book a snorkelling tour with Channin and Kim Bodden our property managers, to adventure to some other spectacular sites. You get use of our two kayaks and snorkelling equipment with your house. Walk to everything on Sandy Bay, Diving, Dining, bars, Fishing, Spa. 200 ft by water from Anthony's Key Dolphins. 10 Min drive to lively West End.

No car necessary for two people. Channin Bodden Tours is the best for great Island Tours. They have a web site. Sandy Bay has the best local fisherman to take you out fishing.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sandy Bay in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • New bath 7' x 16' with 7 ft wide shower. Towels provided and changed out half way through week. 2 Beach towels provided. New blow dryer. Soap provided. Bring your own soap if you have a preference. Suggest packing own beach towel if you are water lovers.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • one bedroom- 13' x 16' with new Queen mattress set and high quality bedding. Newly finished floors, large 8' closet for clothing and suitcases. bolted in safe for valuables Deck off bedroom overlooking lush property with view of the sea. Hammock and chairs. Flat screen tv 32' with cable for Canadian, US, BBC and Spanish TV. Bed linen can be changed out during week for 10.00 laundry fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is the side of the island for divers and snorkelers. Less travelled and some spectacular sites. One of the best gyms you will ever find tucked into the jungle 5 min away. Botanical gardens around the corner. Bars and restaurants right on the beach 1 -2 minutes walk. Real island living with the locals who are the best people lots of fun and open. Best local fisherman will take you out deep sea and fly fishing - great bone fishing close by. Hole in the Wall for all you can eat Lobster and Steak. Drumming and dancing in Punta Gorda. Dolphins to watch from our dock everyday or swim over for a visit. Snorkelling with them is a must. Some of the longest and fastest zip lines in the world. I could go on and on.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Temple Tree House a Romantic Beach Front Getaway On Private 1 Acre Estate
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
5

Great location, fantastic view, great bed and lodging.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 weeks. Dock in front of property was fantastic for sunning and meeting local folks. Turquoise seas, lots of boats, cruise ships going by, reef right in front of property. Jose, Channin, Kimberly and Daisy are fantastic. The property is beautiful. You can see dolphins jumping right from the dock. Kayaking is great through Anthony's Key. The Beach Grill was our favourite place to eat - great service, great cook. Thursday night entertainment is great. Loved Poppa Bones up on the road. The best pizza we ever had. Great bar in the back. The Sunkin Fish is great for wing night with entertainment, but otherwise poor service. La Dolce Vida had great Italian food with Seafood and great service but we were the only ones there. Salty Mango good for lunch. Try the fish tacos. Check out Carambola Gardens and hike up the mountain - well worth the effort. The gift shop in Anthony's Key was, in our opinion, the best on the island. Take the island tour trip and snorkelling tour with Channin - well worth the cost. You have to do stuff to make it a great vacation. One suggestion, which we didn't do because we ran out of time, is a day trip to Utila. One of the best 2 week vacations we ever had. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I know who you are. LOL Thanks for the extensive review. Glad you loved your two weeks. It gets pretty chill. I am going to have to try some of those restaurants you listed! A great pizza is something I have not been able to find yet. I am sure our future guest will love your information and maybe enjoy our property manager's tours and fishing expeditions. Hope to see you back. Channin, Kim and Jose would love that. Cheers Suzanne
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
5

Temple Tree House Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

A second year of 2 weeks of tranquility and beautiful turquois water views. Well cared for property, great bed, rustic decor with wood ceilings, floors and walls, hammocks on 2 porches, new couch in livingroom, kitchen has all you need in utensils to cook anything ( we only made breakfast). WIFI is good if you stand in the right spot but hey you are on a Caribbean Island that had it's first road about 20 years ago. Walked down the beach to Tranquil Seas for 7 Dives including a night dive, Amanda new owner dive master Josué and fabulous. We enjoyed 3 restaurants on the beach, excellent food, drinks at happy hour, or sitting around a fire on the beach at Blue Bahia. Restaurants also Mayoka and Tranquil Seas. Or head up to French Harbour for a real authentic restaurant on the water call Captain Dixon or if want more upscale Italian Romeos. Futher north is CAL's God's paradise Views +++, order the Lobster. We put on our snorkel gear and jumped off the end of the dock at Casa Cowee and swam out to the reef, lots of fish etc almost as good as a dive. Yes it is in an authentic area of Sandy Bay, yes there are children and families that swim in the same ocean, yes there is activity on this beach, but I can say isn't this what you want when you visit a STILL authentic island? For us it could not have been better. Don't forget to walk across the road to the Carambola botanical gardens ( authentic souveniers good here ) and pick up a cab at the road to West End for drinks at Sundowners. Best ATM at the Grocery in Eldon's Coxen Hole. Don't miss the authentic market in Coxen Hole. Try not to fall in love with any of the stray kitties we almost took one home ! Channin, Kimberly property managers and Josué the onsite carekeeper are all amazing , tipping them is acceptable at the end of stay and knowing them is worth the world. Channin can take you on a tour of the island or get you from point A-B. Fishing is through Channin too.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ellen and Barry for taking the time to write such an informative review. It means a lot to everyone who works so hard on the property and try to enhance our guests stays. It was also great to see you on your third trip now! Your dive stories were incredible. See you again next year. Maybe this trip we can make it up to Hole in the Wall and Punta Gorda for the drumming. All the best from Channin, Jose and Kemberly, the kitties found a good home. Have a wonderful year. Suzanne
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5

Temple Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 2nd (annual) trip, and again it was fabulous. This year Suzanne and her sister, Ellen were there at the same time, and they are such fun! Of course, Channin, Kem, Jose, and Daisy spoiled us rotten!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob and Ruthie, It was fantastic to meet both of you finally. Glad to have you back to your second home. We did not see you much other than our great sundown evening with Lucinda Williams. Great choice for a sundown. Everyone is looking forward to your stay next year. Cheers Suzanne
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Charleston, IL
5

Tropical Island Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Temple Treehouse was lovely and comfortable for my wife and I. The property lived up to its description of amenities and services.

Channin Bodden and Jose were very helpful with information about Roatan, its people and our requests. Would highly recommend day tour of the island with Channin to get a feel of the culture and island. Also got good info on "local" cuisine and eateries. Blue Bahia and Tranquil Seas are easy walking distance for great food, drinks and entertainment. Property is close to gardens, dolphin experience. To snorkel, all one has to do is go down the steps to the beach , out the dock and jump in. The reef is a short swim and runs all along the beach.

We did rent an SUV and did some exploring in our own. Do not miss Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Hangout. However, there are inexpensive transportation options if you don't want to drive.

This was our first trip to Roatan and we will certainly consider another vacation there.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review and so happy you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you made the best of your stay in enjoying both the property and the local. Christmas is a very busy time as Roatan is very popular for people all over the world. Hope to see you back. We have made even more improvements since your stay. Cheers Suzanne
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5

SOUL REVIVING TRIP

  • 5 of 5

The Temple Treehouse was everything I hoped it would be and then some. From the communications the months before my arrival to my departure two weeks after it, Suzanne responded immediately to any questions I had. I was met by the property manger Kemberly who took me to the grocery store to stock up. As soon as we pulled into the circular drive, Jose was there to meet us. How he carried my ridiculously heave suitcase up those stairs was a miracle! I settled in quickly and for the most part spent the next two weeks exploring Sandy Bay, as well as other parts of the island by foot, by taxi or with friends I met during my stay. Channin and Jose took me out for a day of snorkeling and made sure we found the place where hundreds of starfish lay about the soft sandy bottom. Jose also was kind enough to accompany me snorkeling right off the beach in front of the Treehouse dock, which was spectacular reef life. Even saw an octopus snoozing in the reef grass! The accommodations of the Treehouse were more than sufficient for 1 (or 2) people. Spacious, clean, modern. It was stocked with all the necessities as well as some extras,like a beautiful floral arrangement in the bath and kitchen. Air Conditioning was not needed thanks to the breezes off the sea. There are a few beach restaurants just a quick walk down the sandy shore where there were nightly specials, sometimes live music, and most certainly friendly people. The Blue Bahia Beach Grill owners were kind enough to include me at their Thanksgiving table. Gracious folks. There is so much to do and see around the island, and yet so much beauty in just doing nothing. In my opinion, Sandy Bay is the PERFECT location, whether for short term vacation or long term stay. It was convenient to West End, West Bay Beach, the airport, and other local attractions like Anthony's Key Resort/Roatan Institute for Marine Science, diving, dolphins, ziplining, hiking, and the botannical gardens. All in all, as a single 50 year old woman traveling alone internationally for the first time, I highly recommend any of Suzanne's Casa Cowee properties (Main house, Temple Treehouse or Casita). Thank you Suzanne, Channin, Kemberly and Jose for your hospitality and wonderful lifetime memories!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, I am so happy your first solo adventure worked out so well. Too bad we could not extend your stay because of our next guests coming in :( . I know the feeling you get when all the weight of the world is lifted off of you and our good neighbours make you feel at home. Great adventure. Hope to have you back some time soon now that you have the Casa Cowee Roatan bug. Cheers, Suzanne PS. It was great to meet you on the island several times in January. Another person under the Roatan spell.
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Management was very attentive and friendly. Overall, couldn't have been happier.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Douglas, We are so happy you took the time to review your stay. Precise and to the point. Channin, Kem and Jose would love to see both of you back again in the future. Look for some changes soon as we are doing some more construction to give us three one bedroom units that can be joined together if wanted for families. I just returned and missing it already. Cheers, Suzanne
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Location

Eldon's Supermarket
"Eldons is a large market where you can get all your food and drinks and sundry items. They ..."
Dolphin Encounter
"Ok, this is a must if you are staying at Casa Cowee. Walk over your first day and get acqua..."
Octopus Dive School
"My son and his friends love diving with Octopus. Just a slow 2 min. walk down the beach fro..."
Native Sons
"Alvin the owner has one of the best dive operations in West End if you want to move off our ..."
Argentinian Grill
"I have eaten there numerous times but again about the same price as Canada but then it is ha..."
Gumbalimba Park
"Now this is a go to for the island. You can start with an extensive zip line down the massi..."
Hobbies Hideaway
"This is a great stop. You walk through the open area amongst hundreds of different iguanas...."
Pirates of the Caribbean Zipline
"I can not rate this one as I have never used it. I have heard good things about it and chec..."
Sundowners Beach Bar
"Sundowners is just that - great at sunset and happy hours. Meet people from all over the wo..."
Beachers
"All around great food and special nights like lobster night, rib nights etc. Fun bar day an..."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Roatan International
Nearest Barpub
1 min walk
Nearest Ferry
16 Miles
Coxen Hole
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
20 min drive
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
3 min. walk
Nearest Beach
Sandy Bay Beach
Car: not necessary

The Temple Tree House located on the beach of Roatan, a true Caribbean Island. It is extremely hilly and is surrounded by the second largest reef in the world. Our part of Sandy Bay is a small community right on the water. The growth is lush tropical. In fact we have up to 75' palm trees, 100 foot La Ceiba tree and fruit and flowering plants and trees that cause you to pause. You can watch our humming birds bath on the leaves of our trees right outside your window and hear birds of the jungle shouting out their greetings. A short walk up to the main road and you are at the botanical gardens in which you can climb up through the jungle to the top of a hill to get the eagle eye view of our Tranquil little Sandy Bay.

Our local fisherman will take you out for a day of deep sea, or fly fishing.

Great diving shops are within one to two minutes walk down our beach, where you can take your courses, open water dives etc. on the less used Sandy bay side which still has pristine sites to explore.

You are a 10 minute taxi ride to the popular laid back West End if you want to step it up a notch with dancing, karaoke, dinning and bars!

West Bay the place for larger resorts is a great beach and fantastic for snorkelling and fascinating people watching, beach massages, hawkers galore.

For me fun for a few hours for sure.

Our Sandy Bay you have an opportunity to get to know the locals and everyone parties together on this island so get ready as the native people are super nice and lots of fun. If you need anything or some advice just ask they are more than accommodating.

Casa Cowee estate and activities are managed by locals of Sandy Bay, their pride of their island shows.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Sandy Bay, Bay Islands Honduras

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High Season
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£126
£940
£3,227
 
 
Low season
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£619
for 5 nights
From
£112
£810
£2,761
 
 
High Season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£712
for 5 nights
From
£130
£3,320
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£973
for 7 nights
From
£130
£3,320
 

Additional pricing information

A/C surcharge wk use £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £401
Tax Rate 16.0%

$75.00 wk to turn the AC on - not normally necessary as the house is completely open for breezes. Power is extremely expensive on the island so we ask our guests to be mindful of fans, lights etc.
Weekly rate includes cleaning every Saturday or upon your departure. 2bath & hand towels 1 beach towel per person changed mid week. Drinking water supplied 10 gallons week.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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