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

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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cabin in Sandy Bay - Temple Tree House, Casa Cowee

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Suzanne Boyce
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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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.


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Temple Tree House a Romantic Beach Front Getaway On Private 1 Acre Estate
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 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
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

If a recipe were to exist for a first-rate honeymoon, it would have included all of the ingredients that made up Temple Tree House. We arrived, exhausted from our wedding, to find a veritable paradise waiting for us. Turquoise ocean before us, luscious jungle beside us, and any remaining stresses laid far behind us. We had arrived.

Of the three main living spaces that make up the Temple Tree House property, we were staying in the 1 bedroom cabanna. A great bed room, kitchen and large bathroom were all we needed for the next 9 days. The entire space was open and constantly kissed with ocean breezes through its many windows. The air conditioner is available, but during our stay that peaked at 29°C daytime high, it was never even a consideration. To give in to air conditioning was to laugh in the face of the favorable breeze that was gifted to us.

While there, we were able to walk safely and comfortably to a number of wonderful restaurants. Tranquil Seas Eco Lodge was just a short walk away, along with Blue Bahia, Dolce Vita, and Anthony’s Key Resort. All offered a great mix of local and standards to choose from. When we didn’t dine out, we did small shopping trips to Eldon’s supermarket (think small Safeway) where we bought some basics just to have handy.

Our cabin tree house was a wonderful part of our whole experience on the island. For a more sanitized holiday, you might want to stay at a resort, but for us the adventure was important. There was never a thought that we had bit off too much adventure though. We snorkeled almost daily in the clear blue wonder of a 79°C ocean and tried scuba for the first time at Tranquil Seas. If you have done scuba in other places like Cuba or Jamaica, please do it here. You won't believe the difference.

We’d like to thank the wonderful on-site caretaker José who kept the grounds beautiful and helped out with anything we required. The off-site managers Channin and Kimberlee were equally wonderful, informative, and welcoming to us, and always just a call away for anything. Suzanne, the owner was always wonderful to deal with for booking. Extremely quick replies and always looking out for our best interest and enjoyment!

In tragic dating profile write-ups, the phrase “loves long walks on the beach under the stars” appears time and again. I can only assume that all of these people have stayed at Temple Tree House. It truly is a place to experience all the things you just don’t know that you love yet.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin and Kirby, I am glad you took the time to write your honeymoon review! If we can pass that test it means everything is working well. Jose, Kim and Channin make a wonderful team. You have the best tour company on the island built in. I hope that you two come back down in the future. Great to share such a special time. Cheers, Suzanne
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Carson, WA, USA

Temple tree house was exactly what we wanted.

  • 5 of 5

Temple tree house is located in a great area. A mixture of tourists, expats and locals. The beach is nice and uncrowded even in the busy season. Very helpful staff. The house had everything we needed except for a phone which would have been useful a couple of times. There is wifi which was great. It was peaceful and quiet and had a great view of the ocean and a mere steps from the beach. Will definitely rent again

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kevin and Norma, I am so happy you two had such a great stay. Jose, Kim and Channin said you were great guests to have. It sounds like you had a very relaxing vacation! Hope to see you back. Suzanne
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best place ever. We had the most relaxing time, enjoyed magnificent sunsets and local hospitality. The locals are very friendly and helpful. A grand shout out to property staff; Channin, Kemberlee, and Jose......they are the best! Look forward to going again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Fall getaway to the Treehouse in Roatan

  • 5 of 5

Another great find on VRBO. When my husband and I needed a romantic R&R vacation this Fall, we had decided to check out Roatan. I, being the planner in our family, went to VRBO as usual to find our perfect place. Lo and behold it was the Treehouse @ Casa Cowee. It was everything it said it was. We arrived at the airport and Channin was ready for us, took us to the market where we bought some food, mainly wine and cheese and crackers then he took us to our place. Love at first sight. We immediately went out on the front porch and relaxed and took in the beautiful view. It was a wonderful laid back vacation for us that consisted of walking the beach daily, eating at the beachfront restaurants, an island tour and one day of snorkeling. The island tour Channin gave us was phenomenal and I learned so much my head hurt (just teasing). The day that Channin and Jose took us on our very own snorkel tour it was great because they both snorkeled with us and showed us several things and took pictures that I would have missed. It was a special getaway for my husband and I and that was because of the special attention we got from Channin and Jose and the wonderful Treehouse accommodations.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi MaryKay, I know how much you wanted this vacation to be as close to perfect as possible and the importance of getting just the right "fit" to meet your dreams. It certainly sounds like you got exactly what you wanted and you spent just the right amount of time in your week to have a couple of great excursions to go along with, R&R and leisurely beach walks to good food and entertainment. You make me want to get right back there! It is a bit of paradise. I will pass this on to Channin and Jose as they said they really enjoyed you staying at Casa Cowee. Hope to see you again, Suzanne
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Beautiful Location, Perfect Hideaway Spot, Dolphin Heaven

  • 4 of 5

This place is amazing. The location on Sandy Bay is private except for a few locals hanging around the docks and riding up and down the beach. The Temple Tree House is where we stayed and it was "cozy". The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is that you are only provided with 1 washrag for 4 days and 1 roll of paper towels. We had to purchase an additional 4 rolls of paper towels and 4 rolls of toilet paper. The heat was unbearable the first night as the electricity went off for hours and I was drenched in sweat. That did not happen the rest of the time as Kemberlee provided us with an additional fan the next night which made it where we could sleep. The location is right next to the Dolphin Marine Facility and we spent all day with them from 9 to 4. That was the highlight for me. Although the male dolphin that was pushing my feet ended up biting me on the leg, arm and butt. He was just playing with me but I didn't know it so I would jerk my arm away every time and that is why I got cut. It just make the whole thing an adventure. The trainer jumped in the water immediately when he saw what was happening and it was fine. I love my battle scar!! These creatures are so amazing and intelligent. Restaurants are within walking distance but very pricey as they are owned by Americans. We quickly asked and found out where the "local" eateries are. Channin and Kemberlee are the most warm and Christian people that we have had the pleasure of meeting. They arranged for everything that we wanted to do and suggested things we did not know about. Jose, the grounds keeper, is fabulous. He helped us with the kayaks; he is constantly grooming the property and always available with such a kind heart. We feel in love with him. There are many poor situations in this country and it makes you wish you could give each of them money but it was more expensive that we had first thought. All in all, I guess for all the things we did, it was fine. We snorkeled all morning on Channin's boat and Jose jumped in and fetched us 2 starfish to look at; would point out the puffer fish and the large groupers and generally he is like a fish in water. At West End, there are a few places that have fabulous food and Sundowners was a place we wished we had found sooner. I finally got to eat Lion Fish there and their Zack Attack drink is awesome. I also got to taste Conch, which was similar to Calamari. This trip was a memory we will have forever.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dianne, Thanks so much for the great review. Face cloths are one of those things lost in translation LOL they always end up in the kitchen! I told them to make sure you had at least 4 face cloths as you did mention you used several a day. As for the paper products it is hard to gauge individual use. Jose could have brought you more. He is learning. Everything else sounds like it was quite an adventure! I loved the dolphin story. It sounds like he is attracted to blonds. They do love to play with you. We hope you come back so we can get the 5 stars. Kemberly, Channin and Jose all enjoyed you as our guests. Cheers Suzanne
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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.


Prices & Availability

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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
low Season 2016
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
A/C surcharge wk use £61
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sandy Bay in Caribbean

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • DVD Player
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  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
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  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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
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.

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