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July’s Real Estate Update

Roatan Real Estate

Offering you the most up-to-date information

Hello! Thanks for joining us for this month’s in-depth look at life and real estate on our beautiful little island of Roatan. We hope you’re enjoying your summer so far, as we have definitely been here. The last week or two we’ve enjoyed some cooler, rainy weather to balance the summer heat and it has been extremely refreshing. Just when you start to feel the heat, Roatan gives you a nice cool break before bringing out the sunshine again… Just another reason we love living in Roatan!

 

#MyRoatanLife

We’ve asked our community to send us your Roatan Life stories – what brought you here, why you love it, funny experiences you’ve had, etc. We received so many amazing stories and want to thank you all for sharing!

We’d like to share with you the featured #MyRoatanLife story from Teresa Bonetti...
“Hola
I wanted to plan a trip somewhere and was thinking of Costa Rica as my sister and I try to plan a trip every year and take our mom. We have been doing this for years and were not sure where our destination would be.
We had set our minds on Costa Rica and started planning; I have good friends who are familiar and they were helping me put together an itinerary, in the process they had just finished visiting Roatan for the 2nd time and raved about it. They encouraged me to go there knowing how much I loved the beach and clear waters that I longed for. I took their advice and incorporated Roatan on our next trip. We stayed in the West End, they said we made a good choice and upon arrival to our hotel/condo I knew instantly I was in love.
I was mesmerized by the colors of the water and the friendly people, I felt right at home immediately. We stayed 5 days and loved every minute of it. The food, the people and the scenery were heaven. We spent most of our time lounging on the beach, walking the beach, talking to locals and tourists and eating wonderful food, my favorite part was swimming and hanging out in the ocean and watching the fish swim with me. The joy it brought to me was unbelievable.
We left there and went to Costa Rica and it could never measure up to where I had just been and long to go back. Although Costa Rica was nice, I could not stop thinking about Roatan.
Since then my friends have purchased a home off Roatan, boat access only and are awaiting my arrival/return as they know I loved it as much as they do. I am so happy the restrictions are being lifted so I can plan my return trip and look for long term residence/options in Roatan or islands close by.
This is definitely my home, it calls me daily and I can’t wait to return and reside there asap.
Missing my soul’s desire…. Currently in California and ready to GO!”

Thank you Teresa for sharing your story with us and we hope you’re enjoying the delicious Honduran coffee we sent! Looking forward to your next trip to Roatan – keep in touch!

If you’d like to send us your story, we want to hear from you! Email us your Roatan Life story now for a chance to win a bag of Honduran coffee and to be featured in an upcoming newsletter & blog post.

 

And now, let’s check out the best properties available now!

Villa 1328 – Pristine Bay

This one is a brand new listing and quite a unique opportunity… Never rented and in perfect condition, this 3 bedroom option is well priced at $449,000 and the view will make you happy to stay at home. Two master suites with walkout access to the patio, ensuite baths and walk in closets are complemented by a third bedroom with ensuite bath plus double bunk beds. This villa is incredibly spacious and can sleep up to 14 people!

Teal Vista Turrets 11 – West Bay

Enjoy stunning ocean views from this recently renovated home in the upscale neighborhood of the Turrets of West Bay. Teal Vista is a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home that has multiple decks all with sweeping views of the South shore of Roatan. Enjoy the stunning views of the mainland mountains and Cayos Cochinos. The south shore offers constant trade winds and ocean breezes to keep you cool and relaxed.
Located a quick drive or short walk to West Bay Beach giving you the best of all worlds for only $415,000.

Villa Afortunado – Sandy Bay

This home has the best ocean view on Roatan! For the first time ever, Villa Afortunado, a coveted Sorrenti Designs home, is offered for sale. Enjoy the unblockable panoramic views from nearly every location in this 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom home, with pool, expansive decks, vaulted ceilings and tasteful furnishings. Drop dead gorgeous and very private, it would make a lovely full time residence or vacation rental, along with being ideal for entertaining.

Perfectly located in the tranquil community of Topridge, and suspended above picturesque Lawson Rock and adjoining a nature preserve. You are minutes away from the airport, shopping, night life, restaurants, and supermarkets.

Jardines de Catalina – New in West End

Jardines de Catalina is expanding! This development in West End, which is located in a tranquil residential community, now has new units under construction! Phase 3 in Jardines de Catalina, will have 10 condos.

Each unit offers 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a full kitchen, and a spacious covered deck. These units are being sold unfurnished and without appliances for $99,500 USD. The anticipated completion of the first two units is July 31,2021

This ideal location is in a quiet residential area of west end, while still within easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, dive shops, shopping and beaches. Contact us directly for more information on these units.

Villa Eagle Ray – Lighthouse Estates

Few homes are works of art, but Villa Eagle Ray is one such home, suspended above the Caribbean, with views of the mainland mountains, Cayos Cochinos islands and the lights of passing ships. Meticulously crafted by designer Rafael Fiechter and often called his finest work, no expense was spared with finishes, structure or furnishings.

Feel the embrace of the sea in the master suite with wraparound deck. Enjoy creating culinary masterpieces in the gourmet kitchen. Relax in the infinity pool with the Eagle Ray mosaic. Stargaze on the rooftop deck. Just a short walk to West Bay Beach with restaurants, dive shops and nightlife. Come home to Villa Eagle Ray.

Ready to build your dreams on the East End of Roatan? We’ve got some incredible properties for you!

El Mirador – Santos Guardiola

Wake up to the sun rising in the ocean to the east, and watch the sun set in the ocean to the west over the turquoise blue waters of the reef. The view doesn’t get better than this – in the south and north, you have the rolling green hills and valleys of Roatan. This house has been designed to take advantage of the incredible views – among the best in the Caribbean. There is a view from every room, including the bathrooms!

The house has 2 matching large primary bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a third bedroom and third bath on the lower level. The entire house is surrounded by porches, and all rooms have accordion glass doors that open onto them so that they become extensions of the living space and let in the continuous cooling breezes.

Cal’s Cantina – Only $399,000

This is a unique opportunity to work and live on the island of Roatan. This business is one of the very few that includes not only a profitable restaurant, but structures, land and plenty of space to expand – all complimented by an incomparable view. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning a restaurant in the Caribbean, you don’t want to miss this rare chance to make it a reality.

Cal’s Cantina is a long-standing establishment with a loyal local following and an ever growing number of repeat tourists and seasonal visitors.
Financing Available & Training Included!

 

Community Connection

SOL Foundation

The SOL community center in Sandy Bay is an active resource for all public and private students, as they go for tutoring, printing assignments, wifi, school supplies and so much more.
Not only a place for educational support, SOL also promotes and organizes recreational sports in the community and Little League baseball is happening now!

If you’d like to donate to the SOL Foundation, you can do so on their website. The sports program needs help with equipment at the moment and every donation adds up to kids being safe and having a great time!

$40 Buys a 12″ Baseball Mitt
$50 Buys a dozen Little League Balls
$40 Buys a 6-pack of Soccer Balls

Fresh Cafe & Bakery

A great little cafe in Sandy Bay, and while you may have visited in the past, it is now under new ownership and has undergone a renovation and menu expansion to include more vegetarian/vegan options. Fresh serves up breakfast, lunch, coffee, and freshly baked goodies.

And as if that isn’t enough, they have also just opened up at night as Marigold Indian Cuisine! Marigold’s grand opening was this week and they are ready and excited to share with you their authentic Indian dishes.

Next time you’re in the area, why not try something new?

 

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