Choose your favorite island animal

08/09/2019 | by Mike Carter | Newsletter

Here in Roatan, we love to name our homes after our favorite animals. Which one would you choose? A turtle? A dolphin? Or maybe even a whale shark?! 

We’re highlighting two rental homes this month: Casa Delfin (Dolphin House) and Tortuga (Turtle) Terrace. Take a look and be one of the first to book these animal-loving homes!

We also have 2 fantastic real estate options…we’re ready for you to join us in paradise.

Turtles, dolphins, parrots, and more…we love being surrounded by nature here in Roatan!


Rental Highlights

Casa Delfin

Located next to the dolphins of Anthony’s Key Resort, Casa Delfin is a fantastic over-the-water home now available to rent. This unique accommodation gets you as close to the sea as possible. See for yourself!

Casa Delfin owners Gary Walter and Tanya Smith, from Oregon, bought this Sandy Bay home in June 2019. “Currently, we are vacationing a few times a year in our new property, with the intention of being full-time residents in the next few years,” Tanya says.

“It came as a surprise as to how much we loved Roatan,” she continues. “Our intention was to vacation, scuba dive and enjoy the culture. We did not expect to look at properties before we returned home from our first trip here together, but after experiencing the people and playing in the waters, we didn’t want to leave.”

“We were introduced to Mike Carter through the Lawson Rock front desk,” Tanya explains. “We were staying at Casa Azul, next door, and popped in to see if the community had a local realtor onsite. After working with Mike on our real estate purchase, we decided to meet the team he works with through the property management branch and were impressed with the team that works for Roatan Vacation Rentals.”

“Roatan has a culture that has a simplicity, a generosity, a family community and an energy that is contagious. We found, through our experience, the locals love and take pride in their little piece of paradise and enjoy sharing it with others,” Tanya says.

“When looking for a property, we wanted a location that kept us submerged in that culture, rather than choosing a property in a gated community surrounded by other expats. We have met the greatest people who we now have the pleasure of having as neighbors.

“In addition to wanting to be a part of their community we also wanted to be near the water,” she continues. “The water and the reef that surround Roatan are some of the best we’ve seen around the world. Having a home literally on top of the water is an added bonus. We love to snorkel and scuba dive, and we can do that right off of our personal dock, in warm, clear water. So for us, to have community, simplicity and water recreation at our fingertips…..we couldn’t be happier with our decision to call Roatan home.”

You can call Casa Delfin your temporary home during your next vacation in Roatan. Come stay – Literally – on the water!

Tortuga Terrace in Lawson Rock

Tortuga Terrace is the perfect spot for a family or group getaway to paradise. With easy access to the extensive beach at Lawson Rock as well as a community pool, you can bask in the tropical sunshine all day and then retreat to your quiet oasis each night. Tortuga Terrace offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms with an appealing layout to offer everyone privacy while still providing plenty of shared spaces. Choose to dine indoors or out, in the open air or screened-in porch. The home boasts partial views of the tranquil turquoise ocean just down the slight slope from your vantage point.


Real Estate Beauties

Keyhole Bay Condo #10

Keyhole Bay Condo #10 is a quality built condo in the desirable Keyhole Bay community near West Bay. Enjoy solid masonry construction, underground utilities, a spectacular community pool with a waterfall, a back-up generator, 24-hour security, internet and TV availability, plus easy access to popular West Bay Beach.

4BR Lawson Rock Home

This large, comfortable concrete 4-bedroom home is just steps from the water in the desirable Lawson Rock development. Lot 80 in Lawson Rock features a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home with a full garage, oversized living, dining and kitchen area, and a screened porch.

Mature landscaping and quality construction put you at ease if you’re planning to use it for a personal home, holiday rental, or a little bit of both. Located inside the quiet, secure gated community of Lawson Rock, you have access to the beach, sunset pier, marina, 3 community pools, gym, and much more.


And a little something sweet…

Did you know that one of our favorite Roatan eateries, Lawson Market and Delicatessen, offers desserts to go?

If you’re looking for a little something special and sweet for a dinner party or a decadent dessert to enjoy as you admire the stars from the patio of your vacation rental, order your own dessert from the deli.

Key Lime Pie is a deli favorite, but you might also be tempted by the chocolate tartes, brownies, cookies, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting…the list goes on! Order by 8am and it will be ready by 2pm the same day. Just call the deli at 9881 0890.