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James Passantino

Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, italian

Purple Jawfish Beach House On Private White Sand Beach in Front of Amazing Reef!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Bay Islands vacation house rental

Beachfront Rental With an Open Floorplan and 15ft of Windows Overlooking the Sea

This beachfront house is not large but has a sizeable open floor plan that is perfect for a couple on a romantic island getaway. Situated on a private beach replete with coconut bearing palms and a prevailing eastern trade wind, the Purple Jawfish Beach House has been called the best vacation rental for couples by numerous guests on other vacation rental websites. The house has recently been gut-renovated and is like new. The kitchen area, dining area, sitting/reading area and sleeping area are all well defined by unique counters, a Honduran hardwood custom bookshelf and an armoire. The kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances (no dishwasher though) and a sunken deep sink on a unique penny peninsula countertop. There are 20 feet of 4 foot high windows on the front and sides of the house (15 feet of them look directly out over the beach to the Caribbean sea and the mountains beyond). It is truly amazing to see.

There is a new deck with a swinging loveseat where a couple can watch the tiny waves gently break on the beach (the north side of the island has the bigger waves. The house is located on a rare (for Utila as it is not incredibly sandy on the shores) stretch of white sand beach in the snorkeling hotspot neighborhood of Blue Bayou, which stretches out in front of the Mesoamerican reef. The mountain range Cordillera Nombre de Dios rises up in the distance from the mainland and on most days you have a great view of the mountain peaks out over the Caribbean even though they are over 20 miles away. A quick search of Google map’s satellite will show you why we think Blue Bayou is the absolute best area for snorkeling or shore diving available for vacation renters. The reef in this area is second to none and is right in front of the house. The only thing separating you from the water is about 50 feet of white sand and a few palm trees. A few of them are mature palms which produce coconuts. To the left of the house there are only almond trees, palm trees and sand. To the right, the neighborhood of Blue Bayou stretches out for a few houses (it is not large at all). This is the best neighborhood on Utila for vacation rentals due to its proximity to everything you need on an island vacation. It is very quiet but still close enough to get to restaurants or bars without a Tuk-Tuk (mototaxi). The house is on a dead end road (actually the end of the main road) where people catch boats to the south shore.

The house is perfect for people who want to dive, snorkel, get a tan on the beach or fly-fish. All of these activities are accessible from the private beach in front of the house. It is only a short 10 minute walk to town (a bike is even quicker, you can rent them for less than $5 a day if you get them weekly) but far enough away that you can relax in peace with a cold beer or a Coco-loco (take a coconut, empty the milk, replace with rum) without doing much of anything. This is the Caribbean of Hemingway, before cruise ships and all inclusive resorts, Purple Jawfish beach house is a real life corona commercial and since we cannot be here all year round, you should stay at our place instead.

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Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
James Passantino (Property Manager)
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, spanish, italian

Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Utila Airstrip
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Hehe. Coral View dock
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Municipal Dock
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mini Golf near the airport!
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Coral View
Nearest Ski
4000 Miles
Pretty Far... Utah or Colorado maybe?
Nearest Beach
In front of the house
Car: not necessary

Utila is a small island but there is a lot to do. Situated on the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world (The MesoAmerican Reef) scuba diving and snorkling are the activities that first come to mind (that and year round whale shark sightings). But there is so much more if you are interested in getting more than just an inexpensive and professional PADI scuba certification. Explore the jungle and the fresh water caves. Test your luck to find the crashed plane that looks right out of an episode of LOST.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Bay Islands, Bay Islands Honduras

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$143
C$986
C$2,632
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$230

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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Bay Islands

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , A really nice custom tile shower and normal toilet.
  • It is a normal bathroom save for the sink right outside the bathroom. I didn't want to take space away from the open vibe I got going with the rest of the house during the gut renovation by making the bathroom clunkier and taking up living space. It works well and looks nice. The shower has hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 2 double , It is in the back area of the open floor plan.
  • The bed is not in a separate room (besides the bathroom there is no separate room but the bookshelf, armoire and counter all separate the space well without killing the open vibe. Think of a large hotel room but really nice and on a private beach.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a Nice Outdoor Solar Shower That is Perfect for Getting the Sand and Saltwater Off After a Snorkle Or Dive. There is Also a New Ninja Blender and a Electronic Citrus Juicer That is Perfect for Blended Rum-fruity Drinks Like Mangoruminades. On a Separate Note, I Have a Friend Who Will Bring You Fresh Flowers and Local Fruits if You So Desire (these Are Perfect for Making Smoothies (rum a Must). a Small Tip Would Go a Long Way to Help Him Feed His Family. Let Me Know When You Book if You Would Be Interested in This. I Am Trying to Help Him Out. Mike, (the Property Manager On the Ground) Can Help Arrange Anything You Need. He Specializes in Fishing Trips That Catch Some Awesome Fish, Marlin, Mahi-mahi, Tuna! He Will Meet You at the Airport Or Ferry Dock and Get You Into a Tuktuk to the House.