Roatan Life Vacation Rentals Newsletter – October 2015

10/01/2015 | by Mike Carter | Newsletter Uncategorized

Big news from Roatan Vacation Rentals!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new website! We’ve created a new look to make it easier and more enjoyable for you to find the vacation home of your dreams. User-friendly search options allow you to peruse our full vacation rental inventory according to your specific needs.

Be sure to take a look at our brand new design and tell us what you think! Head to www.roatanvacationrentals.com and take a look around. We hope you love it!

Win a $250 gift certificate for your next stay in paradise!

Did you love your stay with Roatan Vacation Rentals? Do you already want to come back? Well, how about if we offer you a $250 gift certificate to make it more feasible?

All you have to do is leave us a review for the home you stayed in on our VRBO, Flipkey, or Homeaway websites for your individual unit. If you need help finding the URL or remembering the house – no problem! We can help you; just email us and we will send you the links.

From these reviews we get back we will put your name into a hat and at the end of September, we will draw a winner for the $250 gift certificate to be used for any rental home or concierge service with Roatan Vacation Rentals. You can enter two times by doing a review on Homeaway/VRBO and another on Flipkey/Tripadvisor for the home you rented.

These reviews are so important for future guests to have the knowledge and confidence to rent these properties and the websites themselves base a lot of the rankings on guest reviews. We appreciate all of your feedback, and we hope that you loved your stay in Roatan so much that you’re already planning to come back for another visit! Good luck and we’ll be announcing the winner at the end of the month!

Rental Property Highlights

We’ve mentioned it before but we’ll say it again: low season is a fantastic time to visit Roatan! With our extensive inventory of vacation rental properties, you are guaranteed to find your dream vacation rental available. And during the fall, which is low season for the island, you are more likely to find your dream vacation unit for the exact dates you want at a price that can’t be beat!

We have some great discounts to offer this month. Take a look at the properties below and make sure you take advantage of these great deals!

Casa de Admirada

CasaAdmiradaThe stunning Casa de Admirada is located in quiet Gibson Bight, close enough to West End and Sandy Bay to enjoy the dining and nightlife of both communities, while being far enough away from it all to enjoy privacy and serenity.

The main house features a main floor master bedroom plus guest bedroom, both with their own full bathrooms. A wraparound screened-in porch provides ample space to comfortably enjoy the ocean and sunset views. The ground floor of the main house consists of two separate one-bedroom apartments, both with ocean views and full amenities. Two additional casitas (or cabanas) offer more space for large groups to spread out and enjoy plenty of privacy. Both casitas offer a queen-sized bed, full bathroom, sitting area with pullout couch, a mini fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and TV.

The outdoor space at Casa de Admirada will not disappoint. Not only is the house sitting right in the sand, but there is also a pool with extensive deck space, a covered BBQ area, outdoor palapa with a wet bar at the pool, a dock, 4 kayaks for guest use, and beautiful landscaped tropical gardens perfected by the on-site caretaker.

Casa de Admirada is the tropical paradise dream home that will allow you to truly escape from it all.

Right now, we’re offering a 20% discount on any bookings for Casa de Admirada between now and December 18th – so contact us before these dates fill up!

https://www.roatanlifevacationrentals.com/Casa-De-Admirada-beach-front-roatan/

Coral Vista Villas

CoralVistaThe Coral Vista Villas located on Half Moon Bay in West End offer 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom options for any size family or group. Their prime location in the heart of West End offers convenience to restaurants, dive shops, grocery stores, and nightlife, all while maintaining a private location on the point.

Coral Vista homes all offer luxurious amenities to make your stay in paradise unforgettable. Enjoy the ample patio and balcony spaces, modern appliances, and all the comforts of home including WiFi and 42-inch flat screen TVs. Private plunge pools and beautiful archways overlooking the ocean provide the perfect piece of paradise. Additionally, some of the best snorkeling in the area is right outside your front door along the iron shore of the point in Half Moon Bay. Enjoy the convenience of location combined with the pleasure of luxury at Coral Vista Villas.

All Coral Vista home rentals are 40% off any available full week bookings for travel within 30 days of reservation. Ask our sales team to get you the best deal!

Whether you’re coming to Roatan for a week or a month, be sure to check out our full listings online

Concierge Corner

Roatan is best known for the incredible coral reef surrounding the island. It’s a snorkeler and diver paradise! But did you also know that Roatan hosts one of the premier championship golf courses in all of Central America? The Black Pearl is an 18-hole golf course designed by legendary Pete Dye. Located at Pristine Bay, Roatan’s premier high-end community, the course was created to carefully utilize the natural beauty of the island with an eco-friendly design and incredible ocean views from 14 holes.

Roatan Vacation Rentals is happy to offer our guests a special discount if you book your round of golf at The Black Pearl through us! For only $75.00, you’ll be able to enjoy one round of golf with a cart.

The Black Pearl golf course is truly a unique experience for any and all levels of golfers. Whether you are an avid golfer or completely new to the sport, the views will astound and the experience of golfing while overlooking the stunning Caribbean Sea will make for an absolutely incredible day on the island.

Transportation is not included, but Roatan Vacation Rentals is happy to arrange it for you to and from Pristine Bay with any of our bilingual drivers for an additional cost. Club rental is an extra charge of $25.00. Please take note that sales tax is added to the final cost.

As always, any activities that you book through Roatan Life Concierge can be charged directly to your rental unit. We just send you with a voucher to your excursion and you pay later, after the service is provided! This is especially convenient so that you do not have to carry around large amounts of cash or use your credit card at multiple locations. It is our policy to never mark-up the excursion cost; you will always pay the same price as if you walked up and booked on your own. At the end of your stay, you just let us know how you would like to settle up – cash, credit card or a mix of both.

Welcome to Roatan! We hope you enjoy your stay!

Roatan United

Rotary-ClubEach month, we highlight an organization based in Roatan whose work is vital to the community. As a company and as individuals, we support every organization mentioned in our newsletters, and we hope that our guests will see the value in their great work, too.

This month in Roatan United we are featuring the Rotary Club. Rotary Club is an internationally recognized organization whose motto is “Service Above Self,” and the Rotary Club of Roatan certainly follows through on that concept.

The Rotary Club of Roatan is currently focusing on the following projects around the community:

Water filtration and purification: Efforts to provide the island’s poorer communities with the proper systems to filter and purify their water to prevent disease.

Literacy and education: Rotary Club of Roatan offers scholarships for students to continue their education beyond the required 6th grade level in Honduras. The Club provides uniforms, school supplies, and assists in augmenting family income so the child can remain in school through high school.

Banos Para Ninos: Rotary Club of Roatan is trying to repair, restore, and build working bathrooms in all of Roatan’s schools. Rotary Club has a 5-year plan in place to complete this extensive project, which is approximately a $250,000 need. A survey found that of the more than 50 schools on the island, more than 90% did not have sufficient nor working bathrooms for their students. This project benefits from many of the fundraising events Rotary Club of Roatan coordinates throughout the year.

Academic scholarships: Rotary Club of Roatan also supports local students seeking to continue their education through University. Academic and civic requirements must be met in an effort to facilitate the education for the future leaders of Roatan.

Rotary Club of Roatan continues its efforts year-round, and their needs are ever growing as the island’s population continues to increase. We at Roatan Vacation Rentals encourage you to support their incredible work to help our beautiful home continue to prosper. Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 5:30pm at Pineapple Villas in French Harbour.

Real Estate Highlights

Once you’ve experienced the magic of Roatan, you may find yourself hooked. We frequently have our rental guests contact us again – this time to tour properties. If you’re thinking about a vacation home in paradise, or even a permanent move away from the hustle and bustle back home, we are happy to help!

Casablanca in Lawson Rock

CasablancaCasablanca is a luxury beachfront home located in the prestigious Lawson Rock neighborhood. Just reduced to $1,490,000, this beautiful 4-bedroom home enjoys spectacular views of the sea. This home was extraordinarily designed and constructed for durability and ease of maintenance features 3 bedrooms – including 2 luxury masters – and 3 bathrooms in the main house, plus a guesthouse, a garage, and a workshop area.

This property is offered fully furnished and turnkey – ready for immediate occupancy or rental. The owner will enjoy use of the many amenities of the Lawson Rock community, including 3 shared swimming pools, 800 meters of beachfront, a gym, concierge service, 24-hour security, and more.

http://roatanlife.com/Casablanca-Luxury-Home-Beachfront-Lot-7-Lawson-Rock-746

Casa Feliz in West End

Casa-FelizLocated in the popular community of Sunset Villas in West End, Casa Feliz is a single-family home priced at $229,000. Recently updated and offering 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, Casa Feliz has everything you need in a prime location. A large storage room and carport top off the modern stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and air conditioning for the perfect combination of amenities. Casa Feliz is also a great rental performer and is well maintained. Walk to the beach, walk to ample dining and nightlife options, but enjoy the quiet of a hilltop location off the main street.

http://roatanlife.com/Casa-Feliz-in-West-End-822

Expats in Paradise

RLVR-PictureThis month in Expats in Paradise, we’re highlighting vacation home owners who adore Roatan and want to share it with as many tourists as possible! We’re checking in with Nancy and Jerry Ammirato from Northern California.

“We bought this great home in January 2012,” Nancy says. “It sits above the Gibson Bight Marina at the end of Sandy Bay. We currently live in California where we still have a manufacturing company, but we try to get down to Roatan as often as possible, usually two to four times a year.”

Nancy and Jerry are avid divers, making Roatan a perfect vacation destination for them. “We started coming to Roatan in 1993 to dive,” Nancy explains. “Staying at Anthony’s Key Resort was absolutely perfect for us, as we could bring our grandkids and let them attend Dolphin Camp and later become divers, all while we dove. We absolutely loved Roatan and have continued to come down every year since then.”

Nancy and Jerry are no strangers to purchasing property in Roatan. It’s quite easy for foreigners to legally buy and own property here – but knowing the ins-and-outs of a foreign legal and real estate system is best left to the real estate experts.

“We were acquainted with Phil Weir who started Roatan Life Real Estate both as a dive instructor at AKR and as a Real Estate Broker,” says Nancy. “We bought and sold previous properties on the island through him. We’ve continued our business relationship with RLRE, and added Roatan Life Vacation Rentals when we bought this house.”

The house that Nancy is talking about is Casa de Admirada, which is also featured this month in our Rentals section above. Check out the current discount offer and make sure you don’t miss out!

We asked Nancy and Jerry what they love most about Roatan, and this is what they had to say…

“The beautiful sunsets from our patio, the warm weather, the lovely surroundings, the friendly people, the absolutely great diving, the wonderful variety of good restaurants, the island atmosphere as a whole.” There’s so much to love about Roatan…that’s just a glimpse!

Nancy and Jerry have even better future plans for their time in Roatan: “When we retire here, it will still be close enough to the U.S. to hop back up to visit family or vice versa,” Nancy says. We look forward to welcoming them full-time into our beautiful community when they do retire. And we hope to welcome you to Roatan soon, too!