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“Comfort in Paradise...”
Far Tortuga, Roatan
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Far Tortuga, Roatan
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8 reviews
Far Tortuga, Roatan
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Infinity pool
Other view of pool and second gazebo
Outdoor dining area
Master Bedroom with queen bed
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Master Bath
Guest Bedroom with queen bed
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Kid's room
Living room and kitchen
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Dining area
Gazebo and hammocks
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Roatan, Bay Islands

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ArdaBean
Michigan
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Comfort in Paradise...”
Reviewed 28 July 2012 for a stay in February 2011
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This review is long overdue. I stayed in Far Tortuga with my husband and another couple for a week last February. We stayed in a more populated part of the island the previous week, it was a nice change to get away from it all and stay in a quiet and remote location.

The kitchen was completely stocked with anything (and much more) than we needed. The beds were comfortable, the bathroom well stocked with towels, and a closet full of extra sheets and plenty of beach towels. This home does not have air conditioning, but it doesn't need it with the wonderful ocean breezes and the fans.

The property managers, Kevin & Claire, couldn't have been more kind and accomodating. It was nice to know they were only a phone call away if we needed anything. And Kevin popped in every couple of days to take away our trash, check in on us, and tell us a funny story or two.

There is a security guard who watches over the neighborhood. I don't know if he sees much 'action', but it was nice to know someone was looking out for us. There is also an alarm system in the house.

The pool is small, but it was the perfect size for four, we never felt crowded. It's perched above the iron shore, a perfect spot for an afternoon cocktail while tossing the iguanas fruit and watching the dive boats go by. We spent most of our time in the pool or on the deck, what an amazing view!

If you're a diver, Barefoot divers are a short drive away. My husband dove with them every day and raved about his experiences with them.

We didn't snorkel in the ocean in front of the house because the sea was too rough every day of our stay. My friend did snorkel in the bight but was later told by Kevin that there are crocodiles in there. I don't know if they're a big threat to snorkelers, but be aware that they're in there.

The house is far from West End/West Bay, but it was much closer to the Iguana farm, Pirate's of the Caribbean zip lines, Oak Ridge, Jonesville, Camp Bay, and Punta Gorda. The nearest supermarket was just a short drive into town. You need to rent a vehicle with this home, and I can't imagine not having four wheel drive.

Every glowing review left before me is true, every amenity and description left by the owner is as well. Far Tortuga is beautiful property, but more importantly, it felt like a home.

Thank you, Anne, Kevin, & Claire, for a wonderful week in a lovely home!

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Liked best: The comfort & the amazing views
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CMDCRDS
Wisconsin
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful House”
Reviewed 5 July 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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There is no option for Family with young adults. We traveled with our 3 adult children and friend for a total of 6. The house comfortably slept 6 and I am not sure where the 4th bedroom is..... there are only 3 bedrooms at this house. Bedroom #3 is quite small for two adults but worked fine for our family. The master bedroom is huge - there is room for an extra bed.

All comments are spot on so I won't repeat what has already been stated. The managers, Kevin and Claire are very helpful and available when needed. The "neighborhood" is quite friendly and we were all invited to a home restaurant where we dined with a small group other travelers and local expats. It was unique and very interesting!

I will give a few cautions... If you love to walk to local amenities, this house is NOT for you. You can walk in the neighborhood but that is it. You will need a vehicle and 4 wheel drive is a must on the island if you plan to explore. There are few beaches on this part of the island. The shore in front of the house is lined with, what I believe they called iron coral, which is very jagged and sharp. Beautiful but difficult, if not impossible, to walk on.

Every day there were scuba excursion boats anchored in front of the house so this is an ideal location for experienced snorkelers or scuba divers. I would not recommend snorkeling in this area for children or inexperienced snorkelers as getting out of the water was quite a challenge with the sharp coral and there are few spots in front of the house where it is safe to get in and out. We snorkeled from the dock, around the point and past the house to a clearing where your can find a path through the coral to the small rocky beach. This is not a swimming beach. See pictures for distance. You can not touch the bottom while snorkeling this route so take precautions. The waters were a bit rough when we were there so it might be quite different during other times of the year. The snorkeling is spectacular though and our neighbors went scuba diving every day. The "wall" is maybe 100 yards off shore right in front of the house. Kevin was very helpful with advise on snorkeling.

If you like a relaxed quiet vacation, this house is for you! If you are experienced scuba divers, you will LOVE it here! If you need constant action or an accessible beach, you may want to search elsewhere. However, where there are beautiful beaches, there are also lots of people when the cruise ships are in, which is almost daily now. We would go to the beaches on days when there were few or no cruise ships. You can check the calendar to see who is in and for how long.

We LOVED the house and couldn't believe everything provided. I don't believe there was a thing that we needed from kitchen utensils, games, kayaks, beach towels, extra linen... it felt like we were permanently moved in!

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Reviewed 25 May 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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California
Reviewed 19 May 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Montana
Reviewed 27 March 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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