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SLEEPS 20 HOME ON KEY REEF SNORKELING IN FRONT OF HOME, AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms6
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Home with 7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 20) views of Ocean and Mountains

Rustic Island home sitting on top of the Reef, Scuba Diving Fishing, Snorkeling and Relaxing!!!!!!! This fully furnished home is located on Oak Ridge Key. The home can only be accessed by boat from Oak Ridge, where there is parking/ taxi/ bus. Oak Ridge is an english speaking shrimping and fishing Village with quint houses built around a large Harbor on several keys. We are next door to the Reef House Resort, 30 minutes from the airport, 20 minutes from shopping in French Harbor.

The price is based on renting the 3 bedroom 2 bath home for a group of 6 guest. Additional guest and rooms are an additional charge.

The home is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house with a detached guest house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home can be rented as a 3/2, 4/3, 5/4, 6/5, 7/6 sleeping up to 20 people depending on availability. 2 King,7 Queen and 1 double bed all of the bedrooms have air conditioning. There is a fully equipped kitchen, inside and outside dining.There is a large porch that overlooks the turquoise water of the Caribbean, a sea pool and a view of the mountains of Honduras. We are located on the Southeast side of Roatan where the trade winds keep it cool and comfortable. It is the perfect place to watch for wildlife dolphins,and other marine life, hummingbirds, hermit crabs, geckos, iguanas and lizards.

The island is situated on the worlds second longest barrier reef, the house is sitting on top the reef so you literality walk in to the ocean in front of the house and you are on the reef. Making snorkeling available daily.

Activities available nearby with prior arrangements Scuba Diving, fishing charters, Jeep rentals, swimming with the dolphins, diving with sharks, Canopy tours, horse back riding,Iguana farm, tropical gardens.

You will find Roatan is a beautiful, charming, safe place to visit with friendly islanders.

We have a caretaker that lives on the property and handles the transportation to and from Oak Ridge. transportation from Oak Ridge Key and Oak Ridge is included.

Keywords: Ocean front, Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing, Relaxing, Retreat,

More Details

Owner
jerri bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About jerri bell

We are a family of 4 two children ages 16 and 13.

We have traveled to Roatan with my children and the children and our friends, everyone comes away asking to go back. We have home schooled and traveled most of the world over several years 3 months in Asia, 4 months in South America, many months in Europe,

but this remains my families top pick of places to go.

jerri bell purchased this house in 2003

Why jerri bell chose Oakridge

We love this home it's in a local area that is safe and the people are friendly. It is a place for our family to go and unwind from the city life. We have been traveling to Roatan for years and love the Island life this house provides. I think this is best location on the entire island for the view and security of being on a key. We have a full time caretaker that provides transportation to and from the island.

This property can be rented as a 3 bedroom 2 bath for $1200.00 per week or a 7 bedroom 6 bath for 2,600.00 a week.

What makes this house unique

The views are unbeatable and you can set on the front porch and observe lots of wild life. We have seen pilot whales, spinning dolphins, whale shark, turtles, birds. Its just amazing.

The unblocked view wonderful and since we are not in a large area of people the night stars feel like you could reach up and grab them. There are not many places that the lights do not disturb the night sky. The night sky from the dock is worth the trip. In our salt water pool we have wildlife pilot, fish, eel. you will be amazed at what you can see in the day or night.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Oakridge

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 6 full baths 5 rooms on suite 2 rooms share a bath
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) 3 rooms 2 queens in room 2 rooms 1 queen in room 2 rooms 1 king in room SEE VBRO 339496 for additional pictures
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
We are next to the Reef House Resort and they can provide you with dive trips, meals, there is a nightly bar, internet, spa services.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Santa Fe, Texas
5

A Divers Paradise. True getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here. If you want a place off the beaten path to truly relax and enjoy, this is the place. As divers it was a paradise. Diving right in your front yard to an amazing wall full of life and coral formations. A dive shop right next door at the Reef House that also provided boat dives to other sights. It was fun to socialize there and enjoy a drink or meal. Davey the owner was great. The house itself is set up great. All bedrooms have air conditioners and the beds were comfy. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed and then there is George. However we suggest freezing your meat till you use it. The owner arranged to have us met by a cab that managed to get the six of us, all 15 pieces of luggage and a stop at the grocery store where we stocked up for the week, in it. We met George at the pier who transported all of us and our things to the Cay which is really close to the house. George took care of everything including a quick trip to the pharmacy, to filling bottled water and a personal tour of the area and mangroves. Just let him know what you need and he'll help you. We ate all our meals on the porch, and having a washer and dryer were awesome. There is a " natural saltwater pool" out front that we enjoyed daily. We saw a moray eel, barracuda, trumpetfish, lion fish and more right there! Also watching the parrotfish each morning dance in the surf as they went for crabs was amazing. And if you love animals pack some doggie treats for Anna who lives behind the house, she's a sweetheart. We hated to leave yesterday, but We hope to go back. We rented just the main house, but with rooms in back all with their own bathrooms 20 people can be accommodated. We actually had Philippe Cousteau Jr and his group stay there a couple nights while in Oakridge filming a documentary. Plenty of books to read and games to play at night. Everything went as planned from airport pick up to drop off, just as Jerri has promised. Thank you for letting us use your little piece of paradise. So missing that view today.

  • Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home and hope you return. The Reef House and George really enjoyed your group too.
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Santa Fe, Texas
5

Peace in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting the little White House on the reef. We loved it so much that we came back and brought 13 friends including the 3 in my family. We took the front house and all the rooms in the back house. We were surprised that there were even some upgrades since our trip the year before, new stove, fridge( maybe not new but working great), a cold water 5 gallon bottle dispenser , air conditioner in the master bedroom. The Diving was amazing and the Reef House next door made it easy to get our Dive On! We had some members that did boat dives with the reef house everyday and others who went right off the reef at the end of the dock. Everyone really enjoyed the house and especially loved the natural salt water pool out front. There was so much life at night that came out! Enjoyed seeing some old friends like the little dog Fanna out back and Angelina from a few door down, the whole reefhouse crew and George our caretaker. Other than a rain shower here and there it was a great trip and to return again. If you really want to get away from it all, this is perfect. The house has everything you could possibly need. Thanks again Jerri for sharing your wonderful home with us!!

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please let us know if you decide to come again. Thank you again
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5

Always a Pleasure

  • 5 of 5

This peaceful place is lovely and worth a visit. A little out of the way, but that's what we love about it. Cannot beat the view and the accommodations are great.

  • Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. Its always a pleasure and I look forward to hosting you again.
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Modesto, CA
4

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from Roatan on Sunday 2/25/2018. Our stay at Oakridge reef house was pretty amazing. We loved the beautiful setting right on the reef. George the caretaker was totally awesome. He taught us handfishing, took us to the store several times, filled water bottles, and arranged all our transports through driver Dave. George even found a calm snorkeling place for us because it was too windy most of our stay to snorkel out front of the house. Gina and her daughter cooked two delicious meals for us and got us some fruits and vegetables from a local truck. Nighttime was really special as we searched for and held baby octopi and other sea creatures from the front pools. The only negative we found was the distance the house was from most other activities and we spent several hundreds on renting a car and driver which we totally recommend over driving yourselves. The roads are pretty bad. This house was great and I fell I need love with Oakridge.

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I love the area too it’s so peaceful and so much wildlife Let us know if you ever come back to Roatan we would love to have you again
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5

Wgreatest vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This property is in the best location and it’s backyard has a pool (the ocean) with tons of beautiful sea life. The staff there is freaking amazing especially our helper George who constantly helped us get around and even rescued us when our boat ran out of gas. Jerry knows all the right people too. I got addicted to spear fishing while I was there and Jerry knows the perfect guy to show you the best locations. The house is also extremely cozy and makes even the days you stay in (if you choose too) totally worth it. When I go back i will stay here again!

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 16 stay in both houses. We loved the two properties and George was extremely helpful. He brought us water whenever we requested it. He was available with his boat to take us back and forth to get things we needed from the grocery store. The property is very clean and the waterfront is amazing!!! We could snorkel right out front and it was the best snorkeling we have experienced. We had two different kinds of eels in the pool in front along with lion fish and other small fish. We were able to walk next door to the Reef House Resort and have drinks whenever we wanted and also use their pool. The only recommendations I would give is that the washing machine did not work and there isn't a dryer. Because of this we had to use the same towels all week. I also think there needs to be more beach towels. There weren't enough for all 16 of us. The beds in the main house are very comfortable but the beds in the other house are quite uncomfortable. They might benefit from a memory foam topper on them. Despite these minor things we would definitely go back! The views were so breathtaking and it was so relaxing. Thanks so much for a great week!!!!!!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our home and that George was helpful. We have been looking in the pool every night but the Eel has not returned, we have seen a Stingray and a Octopus. I am sorry about the washer we were unaware of the problem but I arrived the day after you and I replaced it. Thank you for the additional information I will review your comments with the staff. I have several cabinets of beach towels so I am not sure why there was not one left out for every guest. I will review the beds in the guesthouse. All beds were shipped in from the U.S. at the same time. Thank you again and we hope you come back. Jerri Bell
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Wonderful place to relax

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Oakridge

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
short term rentals
Sep 24 2017 - Mar 23 2019
3 night minimum stay
C$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,332
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$105.2

The weekly rate of $2,600.00 is for the 7 bedroom 6 Bath house. You can also rent it as a 3 bedroom 2 bath house for $1400.00 weekly rate if you require more rooms each additional room is $50.00 per night per room.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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