2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Beachfront In Wonderful Quiet Setting
About Stacy Hennessey
My son and I came to Roatan to learn to scuba dive and fell in love with the incredibly beautiful water and the truly friendly people who live, work and actually visit the island. We instantly felt like we made tons of friends and have remained in contact with many! We live outside of DC and escape to Roatan as often as possible
Stacy Hennessey purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Stacy Hennessey chose West Bay
I had been looking in West Bay and luckily this property became available and I jumped. I knew right away that I had found my piece of paradise. It is next to everything yet somehow remains private. It is truly perfect and I feel so lucky to have found it.
What makes this Condo unique
In real estate location is most important, and Villa Joya truly has the best. Being right on a white sand beach with the Caribbean blue sea right out front, you can sit on the deck in Paradise. It really is spectacular
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wow!!!! Secluded, but right next to everything you'll want
We stayed for 2 1/2 weeks in July 2019. This house was perfect. There was a walking path that led you right into West Bay and Las Rocas (amazing chocolate rum cake) next door has a dock that you can get a water taxis to head into West End or you could walk into West Bay and water taxis would be waiting for people to pick up. The pool was very small, but great for dipping in. There was also a fresh water shower right outside that you could rinse off the salt water. The patio was covered with a tree for shade, but the tree was messy. I swept every couple of days to keep the patio cleared. Tito kept a clean plastic bin of water by the stairs so we wouldn't bring sand up onto the patio. He also kept the beach free of debris. He was very friendly and was very nice to us. John handled many small tasks for us to help make sure our stay was perfect. Anytime we called or needed him he was prompt and he always asked how our trip was going and if we needed anything. Luis will come by pretty often and offer his homemade empanadas too. If you are staying for a week or less and don't plan on exploring the whole island then you do not need a car. There are vegetable stands in West End and Woody's is a small general market to pick up things that you run out of after going to Eldons in Coxen Hole. There is also a mini mart in West Bay on Banananarama drive in West Bay that has many thing too for a decent price.
Places that we recommend going to:
Jorge's great baliadas
Fosters great Monkey Lalas and Lobsters (Monday and Thursday)
Snorkel in front of The Grand go straight out to the white buoy drift down to the rocks over the reef then swim a little further out to find the wall and swim back up. We saw turtles every time we snorkeled along the wall.
Dive/Snorkel with Blue Planet Divers best price/instructors/boat
Arlyn's Place amazing baliadas and lunch plates
Creoles Rotisserie Chicken
Sundowners Beach Bar $2 drinks on Saturdays
Snorkel out by the Isor, leave from the beach in front of Sundowners
Booty Bar $1.50 drinks at happy hour
Places to go:
Daniel Johnson Monkey & Sloth Hangout pair with trip over to Big French Key ($10) Can't do on day the ships come in
Havana Beach, bring food, restaurant may be closed
Camp Bay Beach eat at La Sirena, our very small manual rental got us there
Trip to Piegon Cay with Bay Island Adventures
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
The condo is all about the Location for walking to restaurants and activities. The beach is a few feet from the Condo and there is a small Shared Pool with the other condos in the small complex. They clean the Pool everyday, Except on Sunday. There were a few issues regarding the Condo that we dealt directly with the Owner on as her on Island Management Company is not doing her justice or any favors. I am sure she will deal with them and or change Companies. Don’t forget Mosquito Repellent.
This was a wonderful location, away from all of the noise, yet just a short walk to everything. Stacy was really helpful and everything was great!
As others have said, this villa is well-situated at the quiet end of West Bay. We were quite comfortable and had easy access to diving and restaurants. Walked to West End one day for dinner. Stacy and her local representatives were responsive to our questions. Would stay again!
Thank you for the review. It is a great spot and everyone does agree that it is ideal. It is hard to describe so your review means a lot. I look forward to having you come back. Thank you again for being such great guests too
Excellent location, great sunsets
The condo was in a great, quiet location just around the corner from the fun but busy West Bay beach. Dozens of restaurants and bars were within walking distance. The sunsets were awesome. Condo is bigger than we expected and everything was great. They provided fresh 5 gallon jugs of water for drinking since the water on the island is somewhat salty. There was a caretaker there all the time. When island power went out a couple times, they had the generator on within a couple minutes. The owner arranged for a diver to pick us up from airport and stop at the grocery store. She also gave plenty of good advice on places to go and eat. 100 ft away from the condo is a dock where you can take a $3 water taxi to West End. It was a great vacation. Would definitely stay here again.
Loved everything, good location and restaurants.
Great time, but hard to snorkel off the beach, because of the constant power craft and water taxi traffic.
Thank you for being such terrific guests and for planning on coming back next year!
I am surprised to hear about the boat traffic. Because the island is surrounded by a coral reef and shallow, there is a narrow boat lane they use but usually there aren’t many running. I wonder if there was something going on. We swim past that lane and enter a great undersea world where no boats can go. Plus the entire island has fabulous snorkeling spots all over. It’s paradise and I’m so glad you discovered it too!
Surrounded by one of the world's largest and healthiest reefs in the world, Roatan is a water lover's paradise. Simply walk into the gentle waters and immerse yourself in beauty...whether scuba diving or snorkeling, the warm crystal clear waters are unparalleled. While restaurants and bars are less than a minute away the condo enjoys a certain sense of privacy. You will be so happy you have chosen this spot. It truly is the best!!!
Walk next door to watch the sunset and enjoy refreshments on the dock perched over the water at Las Rocas. Just steps further enjoy all the restaurants and bars West Bay has to offer. Lobster and live music at the Bananarama can't be beat. The friendliest bartenders and specialty drinks at the Thirsty Turtle are a big draw. Spend an evening at the fabulous Argentinian Grill savoring the best steaks on the beach.
If you are thinking about learning to scuba dive, this is the best place to learn. We took lessons at the Bananarama Dive shop and with small classes (just 2 of us) we learned in a safe and professional environment. It opened up a whole world to us.