May is the Siren of Summertime

05/12/2019 | by Mike Carter | Newsletter

There’s something about the month of May…School is nearly done for the year, spring has been in full bloom for a while, and the long days mean it’s time for BBQs and beaches.

Why not enjoy summertime to the fullest here in Roatan? We’ve mastered the art of summertime fun – after all, we get to practice all year long!

Come on down to the island for some real summer fun!


Rental Highlights: 1, 2, 3…choose the perfect number of bedrooms:

1 – Beachfront Bliss: Angelfish 100 in Lawson Rock

Angelfish 100 is the ideal location for a couple or solo traveler to enjoy beachfront accommodation plus all the amenities of the Lawson Rock community.  If you have a third wheel we do have a pull-out couch, too!

This 1-bedroom ground floor condo is steps from the Caribbean Sea, with views of the beach and sea from all common areas. Large living room windows grant gorgeous views to the endless sea, while a front patio is the perfect place for your cup of morning coffee with beachfront views.

2 – New Rental Option: Lionfish 302 in Lawson Rock

This 2-bedroom garden-view condo boasts its own private rooftop pool…just in case you want an alternative to the beautiful Lawson Rock private beach that’s down the sidewalk. 

Inside Lionfish 302, you can enjoy two master bedrooms, each with its own private balcony and ensuite bathroom. The expansive common spaces will allow you to gather for meals and entertainment, with a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal for any meals you’d like to enjoy at home.

3 – Parrotfish in Paradise: Parrotfish 106 in Lawson Rock

Parrotfish 106 offers the ideal combination of space, luxury, and location. Located just steps from the white sand beach of the Lawson Rock community, Parrotfish 106 is the perfect ground floor unit for your family or group of friends.

With a spacious patio with views of the Caribbean Sea and a private pool to cool off from the tropical sun, you might just spend all your days right here between the condo and the beach!


Meet the Owners: Lionfish 302

Dianne Hartshorn and her husband, William VonDerHeide, own our featured 2-bedroom rental: Lionfish 302. Like many visitors to Roatan, it didn’t take long for our island to enchant them completely!

“It was the 5th day of our vacation discovering Roatan,” Dianne explains. “December 31st, 2004, we put a down-payment on our future condo at Lawson Rock and created a Honduran corporation. We closed on our condo on May 8th, 2008.” 

Dianne and William have been visiting Roatan ever since, enjoying the island life and their beautiful condo in Lawson Rock. “Because we owned and operated a recruiting firm, for most years we could only come for one week,” Dianne says. “When we closed our 41-year recruiting firm, we took our first long vacation of one month. That did it. We try to come for one month each January and it is wonderful.”

“At Lawson Rock, we feel very secure because of the great security program,” she continues. “The guards have been very helpful when we have our older family members visit with us, keeping an eye that they are safe walking around the property. There is also a very warm and welcoming attitude among other owners and we have made several delightful friendships.”

Dianne and William have really enjoyed their experience purchasing and owning property in Lawson Rock. “First of all the people are wonderful,” Dianne says. “From our realtor, Mary Monterroso, and the team at Lawson, Mike Carter, Gene DeMarco, Liz, and the great support team – all of our interactions have been so positive.”

“We’ve watched the great work Roatan Vacation Rentals performs for fellow owners and heard how caring and ethical they are,” says Dianne. “Even though we haven’t been renting through them in years past, the team has been just wonderful to us, helping us solve problems from time to time. So when we decided to place our condo in the rental program, it was easy to choose them.”

If you want to stay in their beautiful condo during your next vacation, let us know!


We Love Lawson’s Market and Delicatessen

Lawson’s Market and Delicatessen is right around the corner from the Roatan Vacation Rentals office here in Lawson Rock, so we consider ourselves experts for this particular spot!

The wonderful staff here serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week. Breakfast is served all day and daily lunch plates offer island-style cooking for a taste of Roatan for everyone. 

The market boasts some local products, plus wine, beer, and snacks for take-out, which is very convenient for any Lawson Rock residents. Freshly baked treats are also always available and they even sell whole pies with one-day advance notice.

The Deli is a local’s dream spot…away from the crowded tourist areas with indoor and outdoor seating, AC, and free WiFi. And the friendly staff makes everyone feel like a local, while the prices are very reasonable!

“Chef Susan’s talent in the kitchen is quite legendary,” says Deli owner Teri Bolton of her fabulous staff. “Sherrie and Supi are the perfect support team. And our newest staffers, Jim and Demmy, round out the Deli team! They are all very friendly and I think they have the best smiles on the island. They don’t mind chatting you up either!”

The Lawson Deli has something for everyone, so come enjoy a warm welcome with a good meal. And say hello at the Roatan Vacation Rentals office while you’re here!

Opening Hours: 
Sat – Sun: 9 – 4
Mon: 7:30 – 2:30
Tues – Thurs: 7:30 – 4
Fri: 7:30 – 2:30


Real Estate Highlights

2 lots for the price of 1 in Lawson Rock

These adjacent lots in the popular Lawson Rock community are near a community pool and could have a partial sea view from a 2nd floor home. The land is very flat and build-ready. The motivated seller has these lots priced attractively, and they can also be purchased individually.

Dos Pelicanos in Lawson Rock

Dos Pelicanos is a luxury beachfront home located in the prestigious Lawson Rock community. Designed by Hal Sorrenti and built by DV Woods, this home boasts both beauty and beach.

While the interior offers enough of a wow factor, the plunge pool, oceanfront palapa, and extensive beach complete the package. This home is being sold turnkey, fully furnished including a generator. The sellers are also including a transferable corporation with the sale of the property.