Escape the election madness – come relax in Roatan

11/01/2016 | by Mike Carter | Newsletter

Come to Paradise and Forget the Politics

It’s been non-stop for nearly two years now…it’s time to be done with this crazy election season. Come on over to Roatan where the sounds of the ocean and tropical birds outweigh the soundbites on the news back home. Escape that election madness. Come to Roatan where you can forget it all.

 

Vacation Rental Highlights

Stay in Dolphin Reef House in Sandy Bay

This large home sits directly on the beach in Sandy Bay, just east of Anthony’s Key Resort. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, Dolphin Reef House offers ample space for a larger family or group of friends.

The comfortable interior is ready for entertaining with a large, well-stocked kitchen, featuring a granite breakfast bar, upgraded stainless appliances, and Honduran hardwood cabinets. The open-concept dining and living area offers beautiful ocean views. The top floor sundeck and covered, large patio area offer ample outdoor seating to enjoy a daily sunset.

View Dolphin Reef House

 

Double Up Your Vacation Adventure

For a fantastic adventure nearby, check out our friends at Las Cascadas Lodge in La Ceiba.

Located along the picturesque Honduran coastline, Las Cascadas offers visitors the chance to relax amidst the breathtaking jungle-covered hills. Hike along well-marked paths, rappel down waterfalls, go whitewater rafting with experienced guides…you can choose your own adventure.

Head to Las Cascadas for at least one night to enjoy the full experience at the hotel, including a wake-up call from jungle birds. If organized well, a day trip would also be possible for people tight on time.

Package one night/activity: $300 including all taxes per adult

  • 2 days one night at the Lodge
  • Ground transportation to and from Las Cascadas
  • All gourmet meals and snacks prepared by Chef Olvin
  • A complimentary bottle of South American wine
  • Luxury lodging with private pools and waterfalls
  • Choose two of the following
    • Whitewater Rafting
    • Waterfall Descents/Canyoning
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding (must be day 2)

*additional alcohol separate
*kids 15 years and under are $150 (package)

 

Visit Las Cascadas – a lodge designed for the discerning class of clientele looking to unwind and be pampered in a luxurious rainforest setting.

 

Learn more about Las Cascadas

 

Real Estate Highlights

Looking for more than a quick escape? Take a look at these outstanding real estate deals currently available. Whether you’re ready to move to Roatan permanently or just have the ability to vacation in your own island home whenever you feel like it – these are fantastic options.

 

Oceanfront Townhouse in West End

This rare oceanfront townhouse located in West End offers stunning views of the Caribbean. This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home comes fully furnished with 2 studio apartments. This is a perfect vacation home and an excellent rental performer.

This property has deeded dock access and is within walking distance to restaurants, bars, dive shops, and shopping. This property is a must see!

View Oceanfront Townhouse in West End

 

Convenient Location at West Bay Condo #10

Amazing value in West Bay. This 1 bedroom condo with a large living area is turnkey and ready to go. Located a few hundred yards back from West Bay Beach in a mixed-use complex with first-floor retail and residential condos on the second floor.

This unit is unique with a corner location and more natural lighting. This unit is priced to sell and is a proven vacation rental.

View West Bay Condo #10

 

Fantastic Value at Alba Plaza Apartment #5

A great 1-bedroom apartment in Alba Plaza. Conveniently located in Sandy Bay just 5 minutes from West End, and 10 minutes from Coxen Hole. Alba Plaza is a multi-use complex with retail on the first floor and residential apartments on the second floor. A community pool, parking area, and fantastic convenience to everything you need make this an incredible value.

View Alba Plaza #5

 

Owning a Vacation Rental in Roatan

Have you ever considered buying a vacation home in Roatan? Here’s how two couples, Johanna & Henrik Steen from Seattle and Gloria Foster & Tom Vayda from New York, ended up living that dream in reality.

Dolphin Reef House (featured at the beginning of this newsletter) is located just down the beach about 1/2 mile from Anthony’s Key Resort in Sandy Bay. These two couples purchased the home together in August 2016, working with our sister company, Roatan Life.

“Roatan Life handled our purchase of the home,” Gloria says. “And we had heard Roatan Vacation Rentals have a great reputation of taking care of the homes in their care. At this time we plan to use the home for vacations 2-4 times per year.”

Sharing a vacation home is a common solution for families to save on costs. This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home right on the beach is a perfect investment opportunity as a vacation rental when neither family is using it.

“We came to Roatan for the first time about 6 years ago because we are avid divers and wanted to see the reef,” Gloria explains. “We found it to be a lovely, peaceful Island, the people were friendly and kind, and the diving was world class.”

Roatan is regularly regarded as one of the premier diving destinations in the world. It was scuba divers who first put Roatan on the tourism map, and the dive industry is still a primary reason people visit the Bay Islands.

“We stayed at Anthony’s Key a few years later so that our daughter would become dive certified and play with the dolphins,” Gloria continues. “It was then that we met the Steens. We became friends and ate all our meals together. We made plans to meet again the following year at AKR.”

“They spoke of purchasing a house on Roatan, so it sort of evolved from there,” says Gloria. “It was not our intention to purchase, but when we found Dolphin Reef House – we fell in love. It is perfect for us and for other divers who want to spend time together and – most importantly – dive.

“You have access to the ocean right at your doorstep…not to mention the amazing sunsets on your porch. There are so many things to do on Roatan that we never get bored. Add to that the favorable money exchange, you can’t beat it.”

Do you and your dive buddies want to stay in Dolphin Reef House? Book for any non-holiday weeks in the remainder of 2016 and save 20%
Use coupon code 20VIEW when booking online.