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L'alize: Private in West Bay, For 2 or 12, Pool, Kayaks, Ping-pong, 2+ kitchens

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR 7 Bath home, Water view, private beach with amenities and service.

L’Alize: Private in West Bay, Perfect for 2 or 12, Pool, Kayaks, Ping-pong, 2+ kitchens.

Large enough for 14 but a great value for small groups too

L’alize, vacation rental has provided spacious vacation accommodations to discerning guests for more than 6 years. We have carefully designed, renovated and furnished the home keeping in mind the details most guests would want to find in their ideal vacation destination. From a fantastic private pool overlooking the Caribbean, to a carefully designed path to a private cove beach with loungers, hammocks and kayaks. Guests can expect to find a well-stocked kitchen with potable water from the faucet, as well as extra bottled water with a cooling dispenser in two locations. A support kitchen waits ready for outdoor cooking. Abundant linens and towels are available in the comfortable bathrooms that have plenty of water pressure. Teen tested, internet speed, with 4 routers, we have made it a priority to provide some of the best internet available on the island. Each area is evaluated and re-evaluated to ensure the best experience for our guest. For large or small gatherings, it our hope that the home will meet and exceed guest expectations. Our ultimate goal is that our guests would return to L’Alizé for a repeat great time. Big enough for large groups yet still a favorite of small families or couples looking for the ultimate peaceful getaway. To that end, the rates for small gatherings (4 or less) are a great value. And our rates for large groups are the best we have yet seen on Roatan.

The home has seating for pool side, or beach, seating for 10 around the dining table and seating for 10 in the outdoor Galera lounge. There are plenty of extra chairs.

Convenience and Privacy

While convenient to the most popular beaches and activities on Roatan,  L’Alize is irresistibly private.  The unspoiled beauty of jungle flora and fauna greet you each day as you look over the iron shore.  Surprisingly you are only a mile from the most desirable tourist beaches on the island, West Bay Beach.  West Bay Beach, rated one of the top beaches in the world, is only minutes away and plays host to  great restaurants and  exciting beach activities. Yet at the end of your fun filled day, you will look forward to  the tranquility and peaceful location of L'Alize where, as evening sets in, the jungle tree-frog chorus will raise their voice in  symphony.

Amenities the whole family will like

We understand the importance of investing in your friends and family. When planning a vacation we hope to strengthen the ties with the people we love. We get this.  L'Alize has carefully acquired the amenities that facilitate a fun vacation for people of all ages.  Try out the Kayaks stored at the private beach. Brush up on your ping-pong skills in the outdoor kitchen. Bring Big Blue, outside to play your favorite tunes by the pool, or while playing ping-pong, or just settle into a comfortable lounger with a good book.  If you choose to go your separate ways by day, you can always connect again at the end of the day.  Watch your favorite movies in the quiet of the evening or share videos of your day, on one of two Apple TVs.  With two Apple TVs, kids can watch their favorite shows too.

You may get the feeling you are the only ones there.

L’Alizé is located on 0.5 acre, with pristine jungle abutting the Caribbean. The home is a destination in itself with its stunning location and   multiple porches from which to take in the most amazing display of beauty.  Since most people like the extra space, we have built multiple areas in which to hang out.  l'Alizé has 3 lounge areas, 2+ kitchens and lots of outdoor spaces. If you are drawn to our stunning peaceful location, plan a meal at home, barbecue in the galera or just visit by the gently lighted pool. If you seek adventure dive, parasail or snorkel, A visit to West Bay or West End is a great way to spend your afternoon.  With all the jungle, you would expect L'Alizé to be in a remote part of the island but no, we are located in the heart of the island's most sought-after spots.   So  while enjoying  the private pool overlooking the cove and iron shore or the personal keyhole beach, fitted with beach loungers,  a hammock and Kayaks and a shipwreck at the mouth of the cove,  remember you are still minutes from bustling fun filled beaches of West Bay Beach  and colorful West End is only 3 miles to our east.   At L’Alizé  adventure or solitude is close by.

We will be available throughout your stay.

Our staff is on hand to handle the day to day questions about the house or Roatan, but we also are available by e mail, anytime in the day. With two loaner phones and our contact information we are only a call away.

More Details

Owner
Rosanne
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Rosanne

The owners live on the mainland of Honduras and work at Loma de Luz Hospital, a non profit Christian Charitable organization. The home is used by the owners and coworkers to get away from the riggors of providing health care in an underserved remote location on the North shore of Honduras.

The owners update and use the home regularly so that it is comfortably furnished and maintained with all the necessary amenities guests might need.

Rosanne purchased this house in 2010

Why Rosanne chose West Bay

A true getaway. Nestled in dramatic untamed beauty on pristine turquoise shores with abundant wildlife, makes this home a refuge as well as a great place to celebrate family gatherings. Restaurants, and grocery stores are only minutes away.

What makes this house unique

L'Alizé has all the modern conveniences of home with amazing privacy.. The view from the second floor great room took our breath away the first time since.. We never get used to the beauty.

The home is well maintained and includes a well trained staff to make a vacation truly relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful home in a secluded tropical paradise!



Guest: Renee (Colorado, USA)

Date of Stay: 05/27/11 Review Submitted: 02/06/12



L'Alize is a lovely place with all the amenities of home. The kitchen on the second floor has plenty of counter space and everything you need to cook your favorite meals. The BBQ on the deck is perfect for grilling up some fish! It seems that there is a great view of the ocean from every point. Whether enjoying a leisurely brunch on the deck, dining at the large table while gazing through the double doors at the ocean, or sitting on the comfy couch to watch a movie or play games, the view is always right in front of you. The beach is just a short stroll away and is very private. The keyhole (ocean inlet) is really lovely to cool off in, or as an entrance to great snorkeling to the right and the left. No cruise ship tourists have been standing on the coral here! There are caves to explore, iguana to watch scurrying over the rocks and other beaches nearby to visit as well. Some people love to swim and snorkel and explore, while others enjoy laying out and working on their tan. I like to do both and this is the perfect place! The benefits of privacy come with the small cost of a very steep hill to get to the main road. A rental car would be very helpful, but it is possible to walk up the hill and flag down a taxi for the short drive to West Bay or West End. We also got the phone number of a taxi driver who dropped us off and just called him to come get us when we wanted to go into town. Gumbalimba park is very close with zip lines and plenty of wildlife (including birds that will perch on your head and monkeys that crawl across your shoulders!) The dolphin show at Anthony's Key resort is always fun as is the little museum there with some information about the islands. If you tire of the peace and quiet, you can head into West End for some excellent dining and live music at several venues on the weekends. L'Alize is an all around great place to vacation. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a little piece of paradise!



Owner response: Thank you for your lovely review. We hope you will come back soon to enjoy this “little piece of paradise” .



Recommended for:Families with teenagers, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children.



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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in West Bay

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We have concierge service for meals or shopping during the week. Please let us know if you would like this.
  • Shut the windows when ac is on. You will do yourself a favor if you turn off the ac when you leave the home.
  • Check out our guest information book when you arrive. It has helpful tips of where to eat or go. Please contact us if you need anything
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 Guest bath 3rd level - toilet , shower , travertine tile /marble
    Bathroom 4 Guest bath level 1 - toilet , shower , travertine
    Bathroom 1 Master 3rd level - toilet , shower , double shower and sink view of Carribean
    Bathroom 5 Guest bath level 1 - toilet , shower , travertine
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Full bath in guest house finished in travertine tile
    Bathroom 3 2nd level - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to outdoor dining Galera
  • 6.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 Master - 1 king , with private bath double shower and large private porch
    Bedroom 3 1st Level Guest - 1 queen , with private bath private entry
    Bedroom 4 1st level guest - 1 queen , with private bath, small private hall room ideal for crib
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den bright and light overlooks pool and ocean,
    Bedroom 5 cottage - 1 double , Guest Cottage with private bath and kitchen
    Bedroom 2 Guest 3rd level - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , king or two twin. Private bath, porch
  • Den has a queen pull-out couch 2 folding beds are available and may be added to any room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Housekeeping provided 2X during the week. If you have preferences for which days, please let her know Use of mini bus Toyota Hiace, available (seats 15) for $400/wk If you want a chauffer Edier will gladly drive the van for the week. Please contact us for details.

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L'alize: Private in West Bay, For 2 or 12, Pool, Kayaks, Ping-pong, 2+ kitchens
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 50 reviews
Stillwater, MN
5

Love those ocean breezes at L'alize!

  • 5 of 5

We were a mixed group of 5 -- 1 couple, 2 other adults and 1 teenager. L'alize has enough space and rooms to spread out and if you wanted quiet and privacy, you could have it! The ocean view is so beautiful and exactly what we were looking for-we most enjoyed the porch and ocean view over a cup of coffee in the morning and with a glass of wine in the evening! Though the temps were in the 80's every day we were there, we needed no A/C as the house is situated such that the ocean breezes were enough to cool the house and keep the bugs away! The home is well supplied, is kept clean, and very thoughtful on having things such as use of snorkel equipment, kayaks, beach bags, and ping pong table, pool toys included. We cooked and grilled meals at the house; we had all the kitchen utensils and cookware we needed.

We hired Edier to drive us and would not have wanted it any other way. Eddy was available and willing to drive us where we needed to go and one day we had him take us on a tour of Roatan. Always kind and smiling! We loved Eddy!

We had Sulma cook two dinner meals for us--also highly recommend this as it was the best food we ate in Roatan. Sulma made us a welcoming snack of baleadas (traditional Honduran snack)and ginger tea upon our arrival--we were starving and it was so yummy. She cooked us shrimp and beef kabobs with sweet potato/red onions side, red beans and rice and fresh salad with homemade dressing one night and fish tacos with fresh slaw and ginger tea the other. It was the best!

We snorkeled in West Bay (left end as you look at ocean/in front of the last resort on the beach. There's also a wall of old coral there inhabited by curious iguanas) but found the snorkeling right out in the little keyhole was the best. More types of coral, bed of very large brain coral straight out, colorful fish, and of course saw the shipwreck. We were only able to kayak and snorkel out in the keyhole a couple days out of the week because of the rough waves most days. But a must to take advantage of keyhole on calmer days.

What we enjoyed most here was hanging out at the house, by/in the pool and on the veranda enjoying the view!

Rosanne, the owner of L'alize, is very responsive and genuinely cares that you enjoy your stay. She is an amazing host! We had some questions about certain things and texted or emailed her and she responded quickly. Fabulous host and we are grateful for her sharing her beautiful island home with us! Thank you, Rosanne!

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montana
5

L'alize is a beautiful and secluded property!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at L'alize for 7 nights and everything was great from the time we made our reservation until we were done with our vacation. Roseanne, the owner provided wonderful information to us before our arrival and kept in contact via email during our vacation to make sure everything was great.

Edier met us at the airport and took us by the grocery store on our way to the house which is really convienent. Lisa and Sulma met us at the house and were so welcoming. The house was beautiful and well cared for and we had plenty of room to spread out and relax. We did rent the van for the week and even though the roads were in rough shape due to an extra rainy season we were able to find our way around easily. Very quick drive to West Bay where we spent the majority of our vacation. From there it was a quick water taxi ride over to West End to do some shopping and try different restaurants. The locals were so friendly and welcoming and we even had one take us out for a snorkeling day trip. The snorkeling can't be beat on Roatan- it was one of the things we enjoyed the most about the island.

Sulma came and cleaned the house twice during our vacation and that was a really nice perk.

During our stay we had strong trade winds blowing through which was so nice to keep the house cool but prevented us from swimming in the keyhole as it was too rough. We did walk down many times to the keyhole to watch the waves.

We have rented many houses on different islands and this was one of our favorites!

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I absolutely agree that the snorkeling on Roatan is one of the most spectacular aspects of the island. You don't have to wonder if you will see something cool on your outing. What is more, you can do it from most beaches, so it is an easy inexpensive excursion with so much punch. I agree about watching the powerful waves when the wind is up on the South side. They remind you of how awesome the ocean is. It is mesmerizing. Thank you so much for sharing your impressions with us and others. We welcome you back and thank you for being wonderful guests. We hear the road is to get paved this year , so maybe your next visit, there will be no pot holes!
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Schertz, TX
5

Paradise in el Caribe!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lalize Vacation has been one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been. I am original from Panama, Central America but I live in Texas with my family. Growing up, I used to go to the beach almost every weekend but now, this is a commodity I only enjoy once or twice per year. Our Pacific beaches were fun, but very few had clear waters like el Caribe, which I love. This is the reason I chose Roatan. Honduras as our vacation rental this year. LALIZE not only has one of the most beautiful beaches, but also has a beautiful home, own pool, private beach access, kayaks to explore, ping pong table to play, Van and chofer for 15 passengers, great cook and a wonderful view of Nature. We also enjoyed West Bay beach, West End and Little French Key. No problem to find these wonders because of our chofer Eddy that took us everywhere we wanted. However, this place is not recommended for handicap people or children below 5 years old. The house is built in the side of a mountain, with several stairs without handrail which make the place a little dangerous for Little kids.

However, if you want to enjoy paradise and have the energy to enjoy this beautiful place, I highly recommend Lalize for your next vacation destination

Also staying here, you can help the owners with this great organization they created to help poor kids in Honduras: The Cornerstone Foundation. Awesome people and awesome work!!!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Incredible!

  • 5 of 5

I knew I would be happy with the home from the pictures but it was even more amazing in person. Our trip included myself, my wife & two 11 year olds. The home had enough room for several families & had everything we could need. The views were just amazing. The pool was perfect. The keyhole beach was much closer than I thought. Even with some waves, the snorkeling was great and we spent many hours in the water here. We rent homes at least once a year but usually are only there early mornings & at night. This vacation, the majority of our time was spent here because everyone wanted to leave the beaches to come back "home". It stood apart from other rentals by being so peaceful & secluded which made it feel like our own private island. The owner was great about responding to emails & it was nice having staff we could contact if we needed anything. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, private, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Ivan's food is fantastic, and he is so very kind. Eddy was always ready to help drive us to any excursions. Unfortunately, it was too windy during our stay to fully utilize the keyhole beach, but nonetheless, we were minutes from West Bay, so it mattered little. Our children ages 5-11 all enjoyed themselves thouroughly with snorkeling, zip-lining, dolphins, sloths, fishing, SUP boarding and are already asking when we can return. This place is wonderful and affords you the ability to access great places on the island but allows you to retreat to privacy after a day in the sun! Rosanne was fantastic to deal with and will answer any and all questions promptly and with a genuine hope that you enjoy your time at L'Alize! Thank you, thank you!

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled your family had a great time at L'Aize. We so enjoy the beauty of this island and particularly the South shore with its inspiring untamed grandness, that we can't help but want to share what makes L'Alize so special. Roatan is an amazing island; Hondurans are lovely people. We want everyone to enjoy each aspect of this great place, as much as we do.
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5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay in Honduras. LAlize is set high in the landscape with breathtaking views of the ocean and the greenery native to Honduras. From the moment I contacted the owner to secure LAlize for my husbands surprise vacation to the time we arrived we were impressed by the home as well as the wonderful staff that welcomed us. Everyone was warm and inviting and extremely helpful. The home has its own private keyhole where we enjoyed amazing snorkeling as well as kayaking and had access to the many beautiful beaches on the island. Special thanks to Rosanne for helping us plan one of the best vacations we have had! We plan to return to LAlize on a future vacation!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you experienced what we think makes Roatan and L'Alize so special. We never get used to the amazing natural beauty of the South Shore. We hope you will come back. And please tell your friends about your wonderful time in Roatan.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Roatan International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
West Bay Beach
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Roatan Ferry
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Black Pearl
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
West Bay Road
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Argentinian Grill on West Bay Beach
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
West Bay Beach or Private Keyhole beach
Car: recommended

Located on the South Shore of West Bay, L'Alizè sits perched above a pristine Cove beach, with wildlife and tropical vegetation surrounding the home. Guests can visit West Bay Beach, (a 3 min drive or 15 min walk) to enjoy restaurants, a nature park, rent scuba equipment or even risk para-sailing. Enjoy relaxing on the pristine white sand beaches or check out the snorkel gear from L'Alizé and see what beauty lies beneath the turquoise waters. Relaxing in the salt water pool is the perfect way to relax and reflect on your perfect day. Two tandem Kayaks are now available to guests. Each can seat 3 average sized adults. These gliding boats will allow guests to see the dramatic beauty of the uninhabited iron shore and explore caves and snorkel new areas. If you would like to use these please ask at check-in.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in West Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April Discount
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$380
C$2,660
 
 
Christmas 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
C$5,319
 
 
New Year 2019
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
C$5,319
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$437
C$3,084
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Van rental /wk C$506.6
cleaning fee C$189.97
Refundable Damage Deposit C$633.25

Rates listed are for an occupancy of 4. Over 4 guests, are charged additional $30/night
Guesthouse available for an additional $350/wk. If home rented for 10 guests or more, it is included in rate
Electric additional (at cost) this can range fro $130-$350/wk depending on A.C. usage mostly
Cooking services available, please ask
Pre arrival Shopping available
15 seat mini van $400/wk Driver hired for the week an additional $125/wk.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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