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“A fabulous home with great views...its perfect!”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
West Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands

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Pamela L
West Hartford, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A fabulous home with great views...its perfect!”
Reviewed 30 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is the second time we have rented this home. We love this house, especially the upper covered deck with its cool breezes. When we aren't in the water snorkeling, diving, swimming or paddle boarding or just walking the beach, we hang out on the deck and just soak up the view.

We tend to cook in a lot, and the house has everything you need to prepare a basic meal.

Our favorite places to dine out: Beachers - Coconut Shrimp is the best I've ever had. Tongs (now called the Thai Place) is amazing (located in the West End) - Nice & Spicy has good Thai as well and is in West Bay. Bite on the Beach in West Bay for fresh salads, great pasta and fish dishes we have never had a bad meal here.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kathy h
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed 23 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Perfect spot. Totally on the beach. Stepped right onto beach where snorkeling, paddle boarding Eric await. Tons of beach restaurants within walking distance, dive shops too! Took our adult daughters and son in law. Plenty of room, nicely equipped. Driver stopped at the store and we bought food. Already booked for next year!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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Cheryl S
Westmeath, Ontario
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Watching the world go by!”
Reviewed 12 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015

St. Mac's Upper Beach house is the perfect place to kick back, enjoy the beach, people watch and snorkel just a 2 minute walk away. The house is spacious and the upper deck with the 2 hammocks make you feel you never leave the beach.
There is enough space to enjoy both family and friends while letting you have personal quiet time. Well stocked kitchen, spacious bedrooms each with a private deck if you need alone time.
Literally 100 steps to the beach to beach chairs or to your nice shaded yard with chairs to watch the world go by.
Many people return year after year to West Bay so are friendly and gather on the dock each night to toast another day and the setting of the sun. There is a group that walk every morning to do hill walks as well as beach walks. Has a community feel to the place indeed .
There is a security guard 24 hours a day to assist you if needed. The Honduran people are very respectful of your private space so will not come on the property without an invitation to sell you anything. All the beach services are literally in front of you so you can take part or just find a chair and relax.
A five minute walk back of the property is a lovely Java House and LALa's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Within 2 minutes on the beach side you will find places to catch a drink or a snack.
The snorkelling is fantastic and St. Mac's is right there! No need for longgg walks or water taxis to get to the snorkelling.
We did mention to the rental agency about possibly upgrading the dishwasher and fridge but they are aware of these concerns. It was wonderful of the rental agency to ask us questions about likes and dislikes.
St. Mac's is a gem for a great getaway!

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Liked best: The large deck and proximity to snorkelling
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Friends
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IldiR
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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“AMAZING! Already booked to return.”
Reviewed 10 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We didn't know what to expect when we arrived on Roatan. We further didn't know what to expect of the house. What we found was a gorgeous beach house that literally sat on the sands of the beach with the calm, blue waters of the ocean right in front. The house was clean, modern, and absolutely charming. We spent a lot of time sitting on the deck that overlooked the beach - sleeping in the hammocks, reading under the ceiling fans that provided a cool breeze, or eating our meals at the table. The beach is lined with fun activities, bars, and restaurants. Dive shops are scattered around and easily accessible for incredible dives all day long. Or you can just walk into the water, swim out a little bit, and be in perfect snorkeling spots.

The house was located in a little beach village called West Bay Village. A security guard stood at the beach entrance 24/7 and a closed gate was located on the back end. The village was well kept. Island House Roatan, the vacation rental agency, was very helpful and on hand at any time during the day. The concierge, Junior, is awesome! He's friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help out in any way possible to make sure your trip is only the best.

Halfway through our vacation we were loving it so much, we booked for the following year at St. Mac's Upper Level. We can't wait to get back there!

Thank you to St. Mac's and Island House Roatan for an amazing trip!

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Liked best: The location and the deck overlooking the beach
Liked least: The bug bites at night - really that is the worst thing I can think of
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Cindy M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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218 reviews
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“Perfect Get Away - St. Mac's Upper Level"”
Reviewed 31 October 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed at St. Mac's last December and will be going back again this year. Excellent views from the upper patio and the perfect place to have breakfast, lunch, afternoon cocktails or just get out of the sun for awhile but still enjoy the beach. The home is comfortable and clean but not as upscale as the home next door and behind. They both have been recently remodeled. We debated on getting the one next door on the beach for this coming December, but decided we liked the large upper deck where you can watch all the action, but feel a little safer and have no worries about anyone coming on your patio from the beach. There is a security guard that patrols the area, but with upstairs deck we could leave all our gear outside and not worry about it disappearing. We also loved the convenient location - the beach in your front yard, restaurants 1/4-1/2 mile down the beach, amazing reef 50-100 yards away, fishing boats, water taxis, dive boats stop in front of the house as well as all the beach vendors bringing you everything you could want and more, which can be a good or bad thing.

You can basically stay in your beach chair and be brought cigars, cold beer, empanadas, banana donuts, coconut juice, ice cream, jewelry, sunglasses, massage, etc. Some advice, be firm when you say "no." Do not say "maybe" if you are not interested as they will keep coming back. Also be careful of the "free 5 minute massage." Once they start and you get relaxed, there is no turning back. If you want a message make sure you firmly establish a price first. All the venders know who is new because they walk up and down the beach all day long. They also know you have more money when you first get there. There are police that patrol the beach to keep the venders from taking over, but they are still there. One of our favorites was the donut man. Also watch out for the middle men when booking an excursion, negotiate your own deals with the captains.

We rented snorkel gear from the Bananarama which is about 1/4 mile to the right down the beach for a week for about $30. Highly recommend this. Snorkeling was best to the left of St. Macs all the way to the far left.

Loved paddle boarding with Anita. She has a booth with her daughter Delaney near the Bananarama Hotel. Anita is a great instructor. They are reasonable and treat you like family.

Lots of great restaurants just down the beach. We also enjoyed the Hermit Crab Races at the Bananarama in support of a local charity. Look for specials as different restaurants have a deal one night a week. I believe the Bananarama had $5 hamburgers on Mondays or something like that and other restaurants had lobster specials.

Some additional activities we enjoyed were:
Frenchy's 44 - enjoyed the zoo and the tranquility of the island. No venders. It was nice to have one afternoon where I did not have to say "no thank you" 20 times.
Anthony's Key - we did the training session with the dolphins - great experience.
Fishing/Snorkeling trip - do not combine the two, do one or the other. We caught one Barracuda over a few hours. Had to go out past the reef and the water was rough. We loved snorkeling near Sandy Bay where there was an area with lots of starfish and another area called the Blue Channel.
***Find out the cruise ship schedule and book your activities on the days they are not coming to shore.***

We liked West Bay and the home. It was perfect for our needs. However, if you are looking for total peace and quiet, this is probably not the best choice.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Would like for it to be more updated like some of the other homes nearby
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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