Spring brings new things

05/01/2018 | by Mike Carter | Uncategorized

Spring brings new things

We are loving the updates at Coral View, and we’re sure you will, too! See this oceanfront beauty and find out how the new owners found it at the end of this newsletter.

We’re also sharing something else we love here in Roatan: Locally-made, eco-friendly bug sprays and sunscreens made by Aegis. Learn all about this local company and how you can protect the reef while protecting yourself.

And then check out our highlighted rentals and real estate – we have fantastic options to show off this month!

Aegis

All-Natural Local Products

Roatan Vacation Rentals loves to support local businesses doing good for our little island. Aegis is one company we fully support, encouraging our guests to use these all-natural products to protect our delicate island ecosystem.

Aegis (pronounced /’ējis/) products are made from natural ingredients, including some locally sourced ingredients from right here in Roatan. You can protect your skin with these products, without adding destructive chemicals to our fragile coral reef. Aegis also uses recyclable packaging so you won’t be adding to our landfill.
It’s the best combination: Protect yourself, protect the reef, protect our island paradise.

Aegis insect repellent is bottled in recyclable aluminum, which can be saved and refilled at one of the many refill stations on the island.

Aegis Sol-screen contains a natural SPF with an estimated average of 25-30. Aegis sunscreen is in a solid state when kept cool but will melt onto your skin like a body butter or pomade.

Aegis was founded by Andrea and Matt, Roatan expats and Honduran residents who came to the island years ago as teachers and dive instructors. All Aegis labels are printed by Andrea’s family-run, U.S. Veteran-owned company, Amherst Label, in Merrimack, NH, using solar power.
We hope you’ll join us in supporting companies that protect the natural beauty of Roatan!

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Real Estate Highlights

Lot 5 in Turtle Crossing: $230,000

Lot 5 is a unique 0.4-acre oceanfront lot boasting natural rock and gulley features to create a dramatic build opportunity! This lot is not part of any HOA, although you could join an adjoining one.

Lot 5 is an amazing opportunity to craft a single-family home or a multi-unit opportunity. Sweeping oceanfront views and sea breezes make this spot ideal.

View Lot 5 in Turtle Crossing

High Point Villa: $329,000   SOLD!

High Point Villa is a contemporary home consisting of a 1-bedroom main house plus a 2-bedroom tower and sky deck, all on a landscaped 0.19-acre parcel in West End.

The 1-bedroom main home offers beautiful interior design. The great room boasts floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and windows, providing a truly tropical indoor/outdoor feel.

A short paved walkway connects the main villa to the tower building with 2 hotel-style bedrooms with ensuites. The rooftop sky deck offers ocean views off West End.

View High Point Villa

Rental Highlights

Gecko Getaway in West Bay

Gecko Getaway is located at West Bay Mall, offering convenience, location, and a beautiful, bright space for you to relish.

West Bay Mall is a multi-purpose building with residences on the second floor and businesses on the ground floor. Walking to the middle of West Bay Beach takes just a couple of minutes.

When you retreat back to this lovely condo, you can relax in your own island-inspired oasis. Gecko Getaway is the perfect island getaway for a couple. Come enjoy paradise without busting your budget.

View Gecko Getaway in West Bay

Casa Marsiesta in Turtling Bay

Located mid-island in the Turtling Bay neighborhood, Casa Marsiesta is ideal for a longer-term stay in Roatan. It could also be perfect as a quiet retreat to recharge.

With your own pool and ample outdoor deck space – both screened in and open – you’ll have plenty of time to relax, just listening to the sounds of nature. Look out to the horizon for views of the Caribbean Sea and marvel at the calm all around you.

Breathe in that fresh island air and feel your worries just slip away…

View Casa Marsiesta

Check out Coral View

Coral View, located in the Lighthouse Estates neighborhood of West Bay, was purchased by Cheri & Terry White and Anne Nee in July 2016. Since then, they’ve undertaken big renovations to make this rental a true gem.

“We have done a lot of work on the property since we purchased it,” explains Anne. “We added a driveway, stairs going from upstairs down to the pool deck, all new railings, landscaping, new A/C units, new king size beds, all new bedding and towels, and some additional furniture, and we painted it Caribbean blue!”

Cheri & Terry live in Glen Rock, PA, while Anne hails from Westford, MA, near Boston. “Right now we vacation in Roatan 2-3 weeks a year, but we hope to eventually spend a lot more time and semi-retire there,” says Anne.

These three became homeowners in Roatan after falling in love with the island during an NCL cruise. As Anne explains it, “My daughter, Cheri, asked if I had heard of Roatan before we went on the cruise. I had not; I’ve been to many of the Caribbean islands in the east and always wanted to buy a property, but it was too expensive.

“She showed me Coral View online before we went on the cruise and I could not believe how beautiful it was – or the price. Mike Carter picked us up at West Bay beach to show us the property…we could not believe it! We were sold.”

“We absolutely love it here,” Anne says. “The weather is perfect. We love the sunrises off our deck and the sunsets at the beach. We have the best of both worlds: The waves and ocean at the house and right down the street is the beach. Cheri & Terry loved snorkeling so much, they became SCUBA certified here.”

This beautiful, updated Coral View is now available to rent. “We chose Roatan Vacation Rentals as Mike Carter was the realtor who showed us the property from our visit that day on the cruise ship. We now have them manage and rent our property while we are not there,” says Anne.

“I love watching the cruise ships come right by my property,” Anne continues. “It’s really funny to see the NCL cruise ship go by as I sit there having my coffee on the veranda, knowing this was the ship we were on when we bought the property.”
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