view from the porch. Porchswing.
Purple Jawfish Beach House
Purple Jawfish Beach House
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Not many options like this...this house is modern and charming at the same time. Located on a quiet private beach but still easily accessible short walk or shorter bike ride along the water to the restaurants and bars of town.

The space

This is a small but charming beachhouse on a rare stretch of white sand beach replete with palm trees. To the left of the house there is only almond trees, palm trees and sand. To the right the neighborhood of Blue Bayou stretches out for a few houses. Very quiet, perfect for people who love diving, snorkeling, hanging out on a private beach or bonefishing. All of these activities are accessible from the beach that the house is located on. The property includes wireless internet (a usb stick attachment so you need a usb enabled device for it to work) A/C as well as a full kitchen with coffee machine, microwave, toaster etc. It is a short walk to town but far enough away that you can relax in peace with a cold beer or cocoloco without doing much of anything. It is my real life corona commercial and I get there whenever I can but since I cannot be there all year round, you should come stay at my place for your vacation.

Air conditioning
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $20
Security Deposit $175
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules

Respect my home as you would respect yours. Pretty easy stuff, if you smoke, please do so on the beautiful porch and not inside. :)

Electric is really expensive on this island and guests often do not turn off the AC when host is footing 100% of the bill. You will get $30 a week in prepaid electricity. If you need more, Mike will explain how to get it.


1 night minimum stay

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Carissa User Profile
September 2017
My boyfriend and I had a great time visiting Utila here! We loved being a little out of the busy city, but just close enough for a short scooter ride in whenever we wanted! The snorkeling right outside the front door was amazing! Overall a great experience, and Mike was awesome at helping us with anything we needed! Would definitely recommend a stay here!

Kyle User Profile
September 2017
This house was everything you could ask for on Utila. Great location, quiet, great views, great water. Mike was super helpful with suggestions of places to eat and places to see. Loved using the scooter around the island. Top notch!!

Tamara User Profile
July 2017
James and Susana's place is a perfect slice of heaven on earth! You will be hard-pressed to find a better beachfront spot this secluded/private, yet close to everything.

Worth User Profile
June 2017
The perfect Airbnb. Utila can be a challenge to get to, but if you're going this is the place to stay. Quiet and removed from "town," it's exactly as pictured and described. Everything you need is there - from drinking water to plenty of towels to snorkeling fins. Wifi is reliable; there's even Netflix for when you get tired of the sea or reading. James could not have been more responsive. Mike, the property manager, came by everyday to see if I needed anything. Again, best place on Utila. Rent a pedal bike from one of the local shops (or a motorbike from James) to easily get to the dive shops and restaurants.

Alexander User Profile
June 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the purple jawfish beach house. The view from the house and the porch is absolutely gorgeous, and we had a great time snorkeling at night off of the beach. We saw a 4ft lobster, a giant puffer fish, a small octopus, and a ray. It was amazing to be able to go snorkeling at such a nice spot and then just walk out of the water rinse off in the outdoor shower and go back into the house. The only con is that it is a bit far away from town.

Kelly User Profile
July 2016
We recently spent our honeymoon at James' house in Utila. WOW! We stayed at his little piece of paradise for 2 weeks and had the best vacation of our lives, seriously. The Purple Jawfish is the perfect getaway for 2 people, and is one of the few truly, oceanside homes with a private beach. James' place has everything you need to enjoy yourselves, and backs right up to the ocean where you can throw on some snorkeling gear (provided at the house, but we brought our own), walk 30 feet into the water and get your snorkel on! We loved doing this everyday! I would recommend some water shoes, as there are pokey rocks here and there entering the water. The house is a great location (although NOTHING on Utila is far from anything else), it's far enough from the hustle and bustle of the bars/restaurants/ main strip that you don't get the noise, but a short 3 minute scooter ride to all the goodness. James was just wonderful in helping us prepare for our trip and has a great caretaker, Mike, at the house who gave us plenty of ideas of things to do, went and refilled our drinking water when needed, set up us with James' scooter rental for the week (a must, and SO much fun, well worth the $). All the locals are incredibly friendly and so generous. We loved the variety of restaurants and bars around. We cooked quite a few meals at the house, included great fish dinners from a badass fishing day with James' buddy, Capt Joe- highly recommend. We caught a cooler full of tuna and Barracuda. The diving is obviously incredible there and a great place to learn to dive, also. We are thinking of returning in the winter with a lg group of friends and we will stay here again, as it's nice to have our own space, and everything is so close anyhow that it works great to stay in separate houses. I would say this place is a must for a couple (though your friends will be jealous!). The house itself is a very clean, spacious, open floor plan with a breakfast nook, relaxation/reading area, and comfortable queen bed, open kitchen, and bathroom with spacious shower (warm water included!). Given that we were in the caribbean, we were expecting some crawly critters inside during out stay, there were NONE. We had no issues with bugs or insects inside the house. The sand flies are quite annoying (outside) if there is no breeze, which is quite rare, but they are easily combated with bug spray (we used DEET and worked great). If you are thinking of staying at the Purple Jawfish, do it! You will not regret it, we had the time of our lives, and it was so important for us to have such a great place to stay and wonderful memory of a trip given that it was our honeymoon!

Lance User Profile
November 2015
James was beyond helpful from start to finish. His place was amazing and in a perfect location. The island was having some major power issues and it was out for most of the first 3 days we were there. We decided to head to Roatan for the last 3 days of our trip and James could not have been better about refunding us for the days we did not stay with him. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great trip.

New York, New York, United StatesJoined in August 2011
James And Susana User Profile

We are a couple from NY and Nicaragua living in Brooklyn.

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