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Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Just minutes from the exquisite waters of the Caribbean, SEAS THE DAY offers the perfect tropical getaway! This is my second home and not a typical vacation rental. I take a lot of pride in my cabana and have enjoyed making it as comfortable as possible. I have tried to retain much of the island charm, yet also offer up to date conveniences. I have recently added cable TV and upgraded my internet service. However, the choice is yours. If you prefer, don't turn that power button on! Carpe diem.

The space

Enjoy your holiday away from the crowds in my jungle paradise.
My island home is surrounded by orchids, fruit trees and palms. The 2 story loft aerie combines the best of Swiss Family Robinson and all the mod cons. Two bedrooms, an enormous loft and 2 fully screened lanais in the back and front which add greatly to the living space. Enjoy your morning coffee with Edgar our resident crow. Hummingbirds, woodpeckers and cooing doves will entertain you as you relax and enjoy the gentle ocean breezes. Whip up some fresh Roatan eggs in our fully equipped kitchen and then take a very short, 2 minute, walk down to the sea. Our Sundancer community has a private dock with palapas where you can sun yourself, read, snorkel or swim out to the world's second largest barrier reef. If the sea is not to your liking you can relax by the pool which is just steps from your front door. Sundancer and Sandy Bay do offer the best of Roatan life! We are away from the crowds in West Bay and West End but a very short taxi ride should you feel the need to explore. Our home is fully furnished from the microwave or drinking straws in our kitchen to beach towels for the sea. All you need to provide is food and drink to fill the refrigerator. Step out to the road, raise a finger and there will be a taxi driver willing to take you anywhere on the island. The Blue Parrot, our onsite restaurant, is a lively place to met others after spending the day exploring all that Roatan has to offer. Just steps down the beach, you will find The Salty Mango-a local spot that serves amazing breakfasts. There is also a dive shop, Blue Island Divers just steps away as well. This is a truly unique setting, affording you a taste of real island life instead of cookie cutter Caribbean.

My cabana is located on the upper level of a Sundancer unit directly across from the pool and a two minute walk to the beach. There is an outside staircase that takes you to a lovely screened lanai with a private entrance. The entire 2nd and 3rd levels are yours to make yourself at home during your stay. If you choose to rent a car, parking is conveniently located at the bottom of our stairs.

If you are staying as a guest in my home, I will not be able to host you personally. But I have an amazing friend and property manager, Erica James who will be available whenever needed. Upon your arrival, she will meet you at "Seas the Day" and help you get situated for your stay. My cabana is just 10 minutes from the airport or about the same if you are coming in by ferry.

Staying at Sundancer is more like staying in a neighborhood than on a resort property. The grounds are maintained, but in a very natural way and you feel like you are walking through a lush jungle as you stroll to the beach. The snorkeling from our private pier offers some of the best on the island. Swim with the dolphins at St. Anthony's Key Resort, just minutes away. Or visit the Carambola Botanical Gardens with 40 acres of nature trails. There is much to see and do in our neighborhood of Sandy Bay conveniently located just minutes between West End and Coxen Hole.

There is a detailed Guest Guide at the residence. I will consider, on a case by case basis, accommodations for more than 4-the cabana can sleep 5. I also do not recommend it for children under 8. There is a a steep staircase up to the loft. The floors are rather thin so please be mindful of our downstairs neighbors, Lynne and Bob. "Quiet time" is after 10 pm.

Guest access

My cabana is located on the upper level of a Sundancer unit directly across from the pool and a two minute walk to the beach. There is an outside staircase that takes you to a lovely screened lanai with a private entrance. The entire 2nd and 3rd levels are yours to make yourself at home during your stay. If you choose to rent a car, parking is conveniently located at the bottom of our stairs.

Interaction with guests

Unfortunately, I will not be able to host you personally. But I have an amazing friend and property manager, Erica James who will be available to help make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Upon your arrival, she will meet you at "Seas the Day" and help you get situated for your stay. My cabana is just 10 minutes from the Juan Manuel Gálvez airport in Coxen Hole. I do recommend asking the taxi driver to stop at supermercado Eldon's to stock up on groceries for your stay.

Other things to note

Prior to your arrival, I would be happy to set up a time to talk to you personally and go over specifics of my home and answer any questions you may have.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 5PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $400
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 5PM

Please be respectful and keep the noise down after 10 p.m.
Not ideal for children 2-6-there is a steep staircase up to the loft.
Please remove shoes while in the cabana.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Denise User Profile
May 2017
This is a true jewel....like the kind of place you want to keep secret. All the comfort of a well equipped home. The surroundings just private enough, yet close enough to transportation and/or a cafe. The property is set in the trees with a very short, scenic walk to "our own" dock, pier and shady palapa. Watch your head for falling mangos and iguanas and geckos that zip away as you pass by. The house is quite large the and fully appointed, the wi-fi is great and there are plenty of towels. Erica, the on-site representative is incredibly helpful and quickly responsive. It became a welcoming retreat at the end of a long day on and under the sea. Another plus is a new TV with 50 channels in English and 50 in Spanish. All appliances are working and up to date. We WILL return (with plenty of Deet to protect from the biting bugs)! Sundancer is a true find.
Jody User Profile
Response from Jody:
Denise and Sue, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for posting such a nice review. I am happy to share my little piece of Roatan with others and I am so pleased it met your expectations! Jody
May 2017

Joseph User Profile
May 2017
Fantastic quiet place close to the beach. Excellent value.
Jody User Profile
Response from Jody:
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope you come back again.
May 2017

Mary Anne User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely time at "the treehouse". It was well equiped with everything we needed. It was a short walk to the beach which was only really accessible by the large dock but the dock was a great place to hang out and swim off of. It was a cheap ride to West Bay or West End and only 10 minutes from the airport. Jody arranged for transportation to pick us up and Michael was great to take us to the grocery store on our way. Erica met us there to ensure our needs were taken care of. The pool is aged but OK. We slept with the doors and windows open which is possible because of the great screens on the porches. Everything we had hoped!!

Seven days of adventure and seven nights of relaxing – the Sandy Bay Paradise Jungle Treehouse was a great place to unwind, rest and get ready to explore more of the island. In July, I took a trip to Roatan with my girlfriend and one of my best friends (all in early 30s). We were looking for a place that is spacious and quiet, yet close to the West End. Jody was quick to respond and sorted everything out in a timely manner. The local property manager Juan Carlos, was very helpful, accessible via mobile and stopped by a couple of times to say hello. For us, this location was ideal. The house is in a quiet residential area, 1-minute walk to the beach and fantastic snorkelling! There are other nicer beaches, but the charm here is the reef and the dock itself that offers two places to relax (shade and sun) and where you can hang a hammock. A short swim away, the reef is awesome for snorkelling. Other noteworthy points about the house are that is has two fully screened porches. This means you can have the doors opened without too many mosquitos getting in (bedrooms have hooks for mosquito nets). The house is also equipped with ceiling fans throughout. There is a mobile phone that guests can use (pre-paid card needed). The house has wifi capability, but needs to be paid separately. Juan Carlos assisted with the USB modem from Tigo. The house was prepared with a full drinking water dispenser – which can be refilled/replaced (for a small fee) at the management office which (a minute walk). The kitchen is also equipped with a lot of utensils, although I would to suggest to update some of the kitchen ware. Some tips for future guests: When staying at the treehouse, we found it was best to keep the trash can outside on the porch. Sometimes there are ants that like to find their way into the bin. It helps to maintain the kitchen clean from your morning bread crumbs and to tie a knot on the trash bag. When activating the wifi in the house using the prepaid service from understand that you have credit to buy various packages that allow you to use a certain amount of data. Once consumed, you will need to activate another package (a week, a day, 30 min) until your credit runs out. Roatan is full of beautiful beaches. West Bay is beautiful and has an awesome scuba diving site right off the shore. If you just want to relax by the beach though, stay at Sandy Bay (where it seems to be only residents). The issue with West Bay is that on “cruise days,” there are a lot of other tourists, and good service may be lacking. Buy some beer at the super market, take some snacks on the one-minute journey to the Sandy Bay beach/dock … and you’re set:) Cheers from Norway!

Duncan User Profile
March 2015
My friends and I had a great time staying in Roatan. I think I can safely attribute most of this to the amazing community that surrounded this rental and it's nearly perfect location. Like most visitors, we wanted to hustle and bustle of the west side of the island to be within reach but didn't want to sleep there. We had ample opportunity to eat, swim and meet like-minded residents without leaving the property. The rental itself was spacious and well appointed and was a great value for the money.

Sonja User ProfileSonja is a superhost.
January 2015
The Sandy Bay Paradise Treehouse was a nice place for two couples on a two week vacation. It was spacious, surrounded by lush, gorgeous vegetation, close to great snorkeling and only a 10 minute drive to the bustling town of Coxen Hole or West End. The small development where it is located felt private and safe, laid-back and friendly. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen adequate for making any kind of meal and the hot water plentiful in the shower. Plus, having a pool was a great supplement to the beach where there was a wonderful double decker dock to lounge on. We loved Roatan -- the people, the pastelitos and tamarind juice, the fresh lobster and shrimp sold out of coolers on the street, the roasted chicken vendors in Coxen Hole, the delicious papaya, pineapple and watermelon, the epic views and beaches of the East End (particularly Paya Bay), the diving/snorkeling and the general energy of the island.

Guy User Profile
August 2014
Hi Jody, Thanks for having us at your great place on the island Roatan. The tree house was exactly as described and equipped for all your needs for a few days of relaxation right at the sea side! The kids loved the swimming pool to cool off and refresh after spending hours snorkeling in salty water. The beach is closer as described. just a one minute walk through the gardens. Not a beach like the one at West Bay but the pier gives it a lot of fun jumping off and takes you closer to the reef for some excellent snorkeling. We had a great time on the island with Ron Rivers taking us around and showed us some nice places. Greetings from Belgium, family of 5

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States · Joined in June 2013
Jody User Profile

I've called Salt Lake City, Utah my home for over 25 years and have recently retired from the hospitality industry at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort. Over the years, I have enjoyed so much of what our beautiful state has to offer, skiing, hiking, biking, but find now I am ready to move on to a warmer destination! Five years ago, I purchased a home in Roatan and since my retirement can now spend even more time down here. I am an avid snorkeler and enjoy underwater photography. My life motto is carpe diem.

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