House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
I fell in love with Utila the moment I landed. Moved here in 1994 and never left! I have taught school and run serveral business in town. Now I am semi-retired and enjoy managing my rental homes and helping others plan their adventures in Utila.
Owner purchased this House in 1998
Why Owner chose Utila Island
My family built this home in 1998. I have enjoyed living on the beach for many years, but also wanted a home in the country side. Now I enjoy the best of both worlds while sharing the beachfront 'Round House' experience with others who wish to vist Utila.
On the deck.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Planning our return!
I was so happy we chose this home and location on the island! Our awesome experience started the moment we were greeted by Blanca, the property manager, on the ferry dock. She escorted us to the super market before heading out to the house where she went over house and island details, and made herself available if we were to need her during our stay - but we didn't see her again till check out because we had everything we needed, including a couple nice extras in the fridge :-)
The home was very welcoming, clean, and well equipped. Both bedrooms are large and have really good, quiet, AC units. Plenty of towels and extra linens if you need them, beds and pillows were very comfortable. Easy reef access right in front of the home for impressive snorkeling, and the porch/deck was an ideal spot to relax and swing in the hammocks afterwards. We rented bikes and had no problem getting to where we wanted - it's all flat! But you can just as easily rent a golf cart or call for a tuktuk for which Blanca provided phone numbers- made easy since the house comes with a cell phone for local use . If you don't want to head into town, there's the cutest beach restaurant just down the road, really reasonably priced and the food was awesome - we ended up there 3 nights during our week-long visit. We actually ran into the owner, Sue, there and she's as friendly and accommodating as they come. Also, there's a dive shop within walking distance, we didn't use them, but they have good reviews.
I'm convinced our island experience would have been lessened had we stayed in/or closer to town, which is easily accessed anyway . Our visit was quiet, and effortless.
When (not if) we find ourselves on Utila again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Many thanks to Blanca and Sue - can't wait to see you next time!
Just out of town enough to be quiet but easy to get into town with a golf cart. The deck and easy access to great snorkeling were the two highlights. Sue takes great care of you.
The Deck of Dreams!
This was my family's first trip to Utila and it exceeded our expectations! The "Round House" was, in our experience ( and what we saw of other Utila rental houses) the BEST house. Specifically, the deck. We basically "lived" on that deck. It has 2 hammocks, swing bench and table and chairs. The breeze that comes across it is soothing and refreshing. We could watch sting rays, crabs, moray eels, baby barracuda and a family of "Swampers" all from the deck. Snorkeling is great right from the house. The well appointed house is comfortable and equipped with everything one might need - even coffee, soda and beer! :-) The beds were very comfortable. We enjoyed the easy walk into town and catching a TukTuk for a ride home was as easy as standing on the road side for a minute or two. We would also recommend a visit to the Iguana research center, as we learned a lot about the island and all the work being done to keep it's wildlife and environment healthy.
Sue, the home owner is a gracious host and cares about her renters. We would highly recommend this house and hope to come and stay again in the future!
We loved staying at the roundhouse in Utila. The property manager Blanca was very helpful and on top of everything. The house is in a quiet part of the island and we enjoyed being a bit removed from the downtown. The porch was the perfect place to eat and have the most amazing view of the water. Our favorite snorkeling was right off the beach in front of the house. Right in front of the house we saw an adult eel, baby eel, sting ray and turtle! The house was clean and had everything we needed. We would love to come back and enjoy a stay in this wonderful place.
Love The Round House
The Round House is beautiful. Susan and Blanca were wonderful. Wonderful mornings on the deck overlooking the water with our morning coffee. Walk right out to snorkel the reef, how can you beat that. We will definitely book our next vacation to Utila at the Round House.
Great comfortable location.
Porch is perfect to lounge in the hammock. AC at night works great. Great snorkeling in front. Well worth it! Blanca was attentive .
The Coral View Dive Shop is a 2 minute walk down the beach road. They provide tanks for shore diving and lights for night snorkels. They are a full service dive shop with a friendly and experienced staff and good equipment and boats. . Whaleshark watching/snorkeling availabe certain times of the year through all dive shops and/or the WhaleShark Center (WORSOC) and also with charter boats - ask owner for more information. Charter boats rides around the island or to the Cays. Stand Up Paddle Boarding .