Tropical Snowbird Rentals in Roatan

02/27/2020 | by Mike Carter | Activities Travel Tips

Tropical snowbird rentals are an ideal opportunity for escaping the cold winter up north for sunnier climes here in the Caribbean. A snowbird flees the low temperatures every winter, flying south to bask in beachfront living for a few blissful months.

If that sounds like a dreamy escape to you, find out how you can make this your own annual opportunity.

Snowbird rentals in Roatan can be beachfront, just like this stunning tropical beachfront view

What are snowbird rentals?

A snowbird rental is a home available to lease on a monthly basis during just the winter months. This might be from November through March, or it could just be for January and February. Whatever cold winter months you desperately want to avoid up north, you can fly south instead.

Snowbird rentals could be condos, houses, or apartments. We have a wide variety of housing styles here in Roatan, so your choices are especially diverse!

If you’re considering retiring to Roatan full-time, then starting off as a snowbird is a fantastic way to dip your toes in. You’ll get to meet new friends and explore more of the island over several months, which can help you decide where you might want to invest for a full-time home.

Snowbird rentals in Roatan include condos with sea views like this one with a spacious covered balcony and outdoor dining table

Alternatively, you might rent a winter home and decide that’s the perfect balance to your life back home. You can rent the same home every winter or choose new places every year for different experiences!

Monthly rentals are a great way for snowbirds to enjoy a tropical winter and then return home for the rest of the year near family and friends.

Benefits of Being a Snowbird

Being a snowbird allows you to really enjoy your daily life. Up north, freezing winter temperatures will keep you indoors for months on end. Icy sidewalks are dangerous and driving through freezing rain is stressful.

Instead of all that, you can leave for the winter to actually step outside into the sunshine every morning. Go golfing in February and swim in the sea every afternoon, all winter long.

There’s nothing more refreshing than choosing a place that makes you happy — and Roatan is certainly such a place!

Tranquil Caribbean Sea lapping white sand in Roatan

If you own a home and spend a few months each year in it, you can rent it out the rest of the year as an income-generator.

If you choose to rent as a snowbird, you can change where you live each winter – trying out different spaces and places before opting to invest (if you so choose).

Alternatively, you could rent the same space each year so you know exactly what to expect! Most homeowners enjoy having regular return renters who they get to know and can trust.

Snowbird Rentals as Investments

We have a variety of homes that would be excellent choices for both renters and owners. If you’re looking to invest in real estate in Roatan, you can work with our sister company, Roatan Life, for the best service and professionalism.

The benefit of working with Roatan Life is your easy ability to then work with Roatan Vacation Rentals to earn income from your new home.

Snowbird rentals in Roatan offer tropical vistas - couple looking out from a covered island balcony

Investing in real estate overseas might seem like a difficult process, but Honduran laws are actually fairly easy to navigate and don’t really limit the opportunities of foreign investors.

If you want to purchase a home for snowbird winter travel, we can advise you on the best locations and potential for rental during the remainder of the year.

Real estate in Roatan is diverse. You could look at anything from a large multi-level home to a one-bedroom condo and more.

There are ample opportunities for beachfront living, while Roatan also offers plentiful hillside views and vistas for those who prefer the lush green landscape.

Buying a home for your own winter travel is a great way to avoid rental fees each year, while also offering a potential income opportunity. If you only want to visit Roatan for a few months during the winter, then you can leave your home in good hands during the rest of the year. 

Palm tree with yellow coconuts on the beach in Roatan, which is ideal for snowbird winter rentals

Roatan Vacation Rentals ensures the security and maintenance of all the homes in our inventory, and we make every effort to rent your space as much as possible while you’re away.

Interested in discussing your options? Contact us for more real estate information for a snowbird escape.

Snowbird Rentals for Winter Escapes

The winter months up north can be terrible to endure. Instead of trying to tough it out every year, find a tropical escape where you can bask in the sunshine! There’s just no need to keep digging yourself out of snow and scraping ice off your windshield.

Escape the winter and enjoy a beautiful winter in the Caribbean instead!

Here are just some of the ways you can enjoy some fun in the sun while all your family back home trudges through yet another cold winter day…

Build a Sandman

Nope, we don’t make snowmen in Roatan! But we can all enjoy a good laugh with a sandman on the beach! Go ahead and build one and then send a photo to all the folks back home…we can guarantee they’ll want to join you next year!

Blow Bubbles

Scuba diving is an ideal activity year-round in Roatan, so don’t worry about it being seasonal. We still marvel at colorful coral reefs and say hello to all the mesmerizing marine life on a daily basis.

Underwater view with lots of fish and colorful coral in Roatan Honduras

Gather With Your Friends

The expats of Roatan are a very social group. From the East End to West Bay, folks get together on a daily basis for all variety of fun outings! Maybe you’ll take a boat out to Cayos Cochinos for the day or maybe you’ll just spend the day at the beach. Go out for karaoke night or enjoy a quiet evening enjoying the view from your patio with a shared bottle of wine among friends. The options are endless!

Winter Golfing for All

Is there anything better than strolling the greens with the sun shining overhead? No matter what time of year, you can golf the full 18-hole championship course at Pristine Bay or hone your skills on the new 9-hole, 3-par course in West Bay. The views from both are beautiful and you’ll get to enjoy them all winter long!

snowbird rental options in Roatan include this golf community at Pristine Bay

Host Your Family

This might not come to mind right away, but when you spend a few winter months on a tropical island, you suddenly find yourself with lots of visitors!! It’s a great idea to rent a slightly larger than necessary home so you can welcome all your family and friends from back home. It’s so much fun to show them around your slice of paradise!

Rentals for Snowbirds in Roatan

If you want to rent for the winter in Roatan, we can help you find the right location based on your needs.

While we have many longer-term rentals identified here, we are always able to chat with you and find out exactly what you’re looking for and at what price range. 

While prices will certainly vary, you could expect to pay anywhere between $900 and $4500 per month. With the variety of rental spaces available, we can try to find something that’s perfect for you. Tax and utilities will be added.

To give you an idea of available options, these are some of the most popular neighborhoods with options for snowbird rentals (though there are many more!):

Lawson Rock

A prestigious neighborhood located in Sandy Bay, Lawson Rock offers both condos and houses. The landscaped grounds and extensive, groomed beach make Lawson Rock a lovely location to spend a few winter months every year.

Lawson Rock Roatan condo community offers excellent snowbird rentals for a winter escape - rooftops and jungle along the beach and Caribbean Sea

Sunset Villas

A popular part of West End Village, Sunset Villas offers condos and houses with a community pool. You can walk to everything in the village and easily access West Bay Beach by water taxi whenever you’d like.

Sunset Villas West End Roatan has snowbird rentals for the winter months - aerial view of the community pool and multiple buildings

Turtle Crossing

Located in West Bay, Turtle Crossing is a neighborhood of cape-style homes overlooking the western point of the island. A quiet neighborhood designed to maximize the beautiful views, Turtle Crossing is perfect for a quiet escape from the cold!

View of the community pool and the Caribbean Sea beyond from Turtle Crossing in Roatan for snowbirds

Keyhole Bay

A condo community just up the road from West Bay Beach, Keyhole Bay is a gated community boasting beautiful south shore views and breezes. High-end finishes and architecture create a beautiful community for you to enjoy the good life here on the island.

Keyhole Bay West Bay Roatan is along the south shore where the surf foams against the iron shore - snowbird condo rentals available

Many of our long-term rentals are negotiable on price, so feel free to contact us directly with your inquiries.

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