Autumn is a season of colors and change, so we’re all about variety this month! Check out our…
Variety of real estate options
Colorfully creative island recipe
Variety of size options at a brand new villa
Many reasons to rent Isla Villa Bonita in West End
Embrace the colorful autumn season, but come celebrate eternal summer in Roatan!
Real Estate Highlights
Lot 5 in Turtle Crossing, West Bay
This unique oceanfront lot offers 0.4 acres with natural rock and gulley features that are unmatched and create a dramatic build opportunity. Not part of any HOA (although you could join an adjoining one), you have an amazing opportunity here to do a single family home or a multi-unit opportunity with sweeping oceanfront views and great breezes.
This luxury 3-bedroom/3.5-bath condo comes with a covered patio and pool leading right onto the beach of Lawson Rock. Being offered turnkey, this would make an amazing home or investment with a proven rental history.
The open floor plan is L-shaped with kitchen, dining, and a large living area overlooking the private pool and beach. Every room has high-end finishes including granite, marble, travertine and tropical wood, with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The master bedroom makes a statement with a true luxury bath including double vanity, walk-in shower, and a separate Jacuzzi soaking tub. The guest rooms are large and have ensuite baths.
Learn an island recipe from Chef Susan of Lawson’s Market & Delicatessen
Chef Susan is one of our favorites at Roatan Vacation Rentals. She can whip up delightful island-style meals for our guests at home and she also keeps us all happy with her creations at Lawson’s Market & Deli, located right by our main office in Lawson Rock.
We asked Chef Susan to share one of her favorite recipes with you folks back home…try to make it yourself or just book another trip to get this mouth-watering meal in person here in Roatan!
Recipe: Stewed Chicken with Rice & Beans, and Coleslaw
Stewed Chicken 4 pieces of chicken 1 small onion 1/2 bell pepper 2 cloves garlic 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp Badia Complete Seasoning 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp olive oil
Beans & Rice 1.5 cups rice 1 cup red beans softened 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 cups water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Coleslaw 2 cups cabbage 1/2 cup shredded carrot 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar Pinch of black pepper
Rinse chicken with vinegar and let it drain. Then, in a bowl, add the onion, green pepper, garlic, black pepper, complete seasoning, and salt. Mix all ingredients with chicken and set aside for 10-15 minutes. In a pot, add olive oil and let it warm, then add sugar and let it caramelize. Add the seasoned chicken, stirring frequently until it is evenly browned, then let it simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes, adding a little water if needed.
In a medium-sized pot, add vegetable oil, garlic, onion, and green pepper. Rinse the rice, then add it to the pot and fry for 2 minutes, then add beans, water, and coconut milk. Stir, and then add salt, pepper, and sugar. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low for 10-15 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked.
Mix the coleslaw ingredients together, serve it all up on a plate, and enjoy those fabulous island flavors!
Casa de Cristal is located mid-island, next to Pristine Bay’s Black Pearl Golf Course. With views over the greens and out to the Caribbean blues, you’ll love this location. Add to that the beautiful, brand new design and amenities of this modern villa and you’ll truly feel like you’ve found paradise.
Casa de Cristal can be rented as a 1-bedroom for a romantic getaway, all the way up to a 4-bedroom rental that can accommodate up to 10 people. Whatever size your group may be, Casa de Cristal is the perfect fit!
Check out this beautiful new rental and be one of the first to book a stay. Each photo links to a different size option, so check out all varieties!
Adrian Van Luven owns Villa Isla Bonita in the popular West End neighborhood of Sunset Villas.
This unit boasts an incredible view from the 3-story building over the main pool looking out to the horizon.
Adrian has lived all over but spent the majority of his life in the small town of Kalispell, Montana, which was partly what he liked about Roatan. “Roatan felt comfortable, it was relatively small like Kalispell where everyone knows everyone,” Adrian explains. “And, of course, I like to escape Montana in the winter.”
Villa Isla Bonita is in a perfect spot in West End to be able to enjoy all the island amenities while being off the main road and amidst a lovely neighborhood.
“I really enjoy that – for the most part – I don’t need to drive anywhere,” Adrian says of his home. “West End is a pretty complete little community. The veggie truck and seafood guy come by the house and there is a well stocked little store by the entrance to the community. I enjoy the less crowded beaches of West End and the fewer vendors than West Bay. I like the variety of places to eat, the live music, the diving and snorkeling…just strolling the street after the sun sets is a treat.”
If you want to enjoy all the amenities of West End that Adrian loves, come stay at Villa Isla Bonita and enjoy the good life! As Adrian says: “There always seems to be something going on. And, in a short time, you feel like you belong to the community in West End.”
We couldn’t agree more! Come be part of our warm, welcoming community. Book your next vacation at Villa Isla Bonita.