Vivaro - West End - South House - Three Bedrooms

West End Road, West End, 34101, Honduras
  based on 40 reviews
Keyfacts
  •   12
  •   3
  •   4
  • SQF 3,500
  •  wifi
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking

Description

17 reasons Vivaro Roatan SOUTH HOUSE is THE best value on Roatan:

*** No rental car needed - Save $400 to $1000 on a rental car or taxi's

***The islands best location for sunset every day of the year.  The ocean is your backyard - views and sunsets are amazing

*** Peace and privacy all year - even during the busy season or cruise ship days

*** Sits on fascinating fossilized coral in the heart of West End.

*** Flat easy walk to all the action in West End. Dive shops, gift shops, grocery stores, beach bars and great fine dining are just a few minutes away. No steep hills to walk or car required.

*** Fully staffed and meticulously maintained by the owners and full time staff.

*** Back up batteries, UV filtered water and solar power (power outages are frequent on Roatan).

*** Fabulous local expats as our dedicated managers and a full time, year round housekeeper and groundskeeper.

*** 3 minutes from West End - dive shops, gift shops, grocery stores, beach bars and great fine dining

*** Free WIFI and Cable TV with a SMART TV

*** Located in the island's best location for a combination of activities and privacy

*** We do not use a large property manager or try to sell you tours. We recommend activities and business we frequent when on the island.

*** We can help with anything your group desires: private chefs, day trips, diving, massages, golf, babysitting, fishing charters, island tours, etc.

*** Luxury linens, bath towels and beach towels and fully stocked kitchens

*** Large creative pools with unparalleled views and incredible sunsets

*** Luxury ensuite bedrooms with plenty of room for your large or small group to spread out

*** Live like a local in charming West End - Be a traveler not a tourist!!! Avoid the tourist trap of West Bay and remoteness of other properties.

*** Owner designed and managed. We keep our homes perfect for our arrival and yours

Roatan’s fringing reef system rises up from the very deep Cayman Trench. The coral reef extends directly from the shoreline, fringing the perimeter of the island with a near-vertical wall.  Vivaro - West End sits on this elevated fossil coral reef dating back more than a million years and feet from the stunning underground ecosystem that makes Roatan a special destination.

HIGHLIGHTS:

*** Vivaro - West End is in the most desired quiet part of West End.  It is a 5 minute flat walk to Half Moon Bay and the heart of West End but away from the growing noise pollution of more central properties (Coral Vista, properties on Half Moon Bay, etc.) and the steep walk uphill (Sunset Villas)

*** The property has backup power (no power = no water, flushing toilets, showers, AC, fans, etc) and UV filtered water.

***2 Oceanview Master Suites and a large creative lofted room - Sleeps 10 - 12

Vivaro - West End - South House is in the most peaceful and private area of West End. The house sleeps a maximum of 12 people. Built right on the iron shore, beautiful fossilized coral, this West facing property affords amazing sunset views and sea breezes year round. While you might never want to leave the incredible deck, the bars, restaurants, activities and dive shops of West End are just a short walk away.

A highlight of the house is the large infinity edge pool jutting out over the iron shore. The pool is an amazing spot to cool off with magnificent sunsets as a backdrop.  The size and position of this pool make it very unique in West End. From your morning coffee on the deck to floating in the creative infinity pool at sunset, there will be days you will not want to leave.

The central vaulted great room is spacious with extremely large accordion doors that open onto a sprawling deck with stunning views. A large L-shaped couch and dining table that seats at least 12 adds to the functionality of this room. LED lights highlight the trellised ceiling while four ceiling fans help keep you cool.

The sprawling outdoor deck space surrounds a large infinity pool with a tanning ledge and offers spectacular views of Roatan's fabulous reefs and spectacular sunsets. There is ample furniture, from lounge chairs and sofas, to a large shaded table for all your group to relax, sun, dine, play games, or read.

The chef's kitchen is large with white stone counter tops and dark Honduran wood cabinets. The LG gas cooktop is on a substantial island with seating for six. All appliances are top of the line LG. The double door refrigerator has UV filtered water and an ice maker. The kitchen has been meticulously outfitted with high quality knives, cookware, dishes, silverware, etc.

There are 2 master suites - one upstairs and one downstairs.  Each master suites faces the ocean and each has a large deck. The master bedrooms feature Honduran wood floors, blackout curtains and luxury linens and towels. The large bathrooms with marble counter tops include rainfall shower heads and private toilet rooms.

The fifth bedroom is a large room with a loft - perfect for a couple, children or as a family room. This room has 24 feet high ceilings.  This room features a king bed and a custom triple bunk bed handmade of Honduran hardwood with a full bed on the bottom topped with 2 twin beds. The large loft area includes a twin trundle bed and lots of pillows to relax or nap. This room has a bathroom with a rainfall shower and a separate toilet. Kids or adults will love the comfort and space of this room.

Our goal is for Vivaro - West End to be as energy efficient as possible. Every option from LED lights to energy star rated appliances help to conserve daily usage. The power on Roatan is diesel generated and there are frequent, but brief outages. At Vivaro, because of a backup generator you will barely know when the power goes out. You will have lights, AC, water pressure, and be able to cook. Internet and TV also go down during power outages.

There is a charge for your energy usage.  We will charge the most recent kilowatt hour charge from our bill for your group's electricity usage. With intelligent and careful use of AC, lights, and fans this charge can be minimal. This means AC only at night or when in the room, AC set at around 22 degrees, lights and fans off when not needed, etc.  Energy conservation should always be a goal if you want to minimize your charges.  The meter will be read upon check in and again at check out.  Charges will be deducted from your security deposit.

Charges have ranged from $100 to close to $400 depending on the renters personal choices.

There is a $200 cleaning charge for all groups. This includes light cleaning 1 time during your stay and a deep cleaning after your checkout. Sheets and towels will not be changed every day. Water is scarce and conservation required. We expect guests to keep the house and kitchen reasonably clean during their stay. If you desire more frequent cleaning please let us know so we can book a trusted cleaner.

We include transportation from the airport to the house for stays longer than 5 nights. (One car or van per group. We can help arrange additional cars if needed for a charge.  There is an additional $10 fee for the driver to wait for you if you choose to shop at Eldon's.) If you choose to rent cars, we will sent a driver to guide you to the house. We can help you arrange the return trip to the airport and quote you a price.

No daytime or evening guests or parties allowed without prior arrangement. Only those listed in the required signed contract and paid for will be allowed at the property.

We are open to events. There will be additional event fees. Please inquire.

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Reasons Vivaro- West End - South House is the right choice for your vacation:

*You want to be directly on the ocean.
*the large infinity pool (plunge pools are normal on Roatan)
*back up power (power outages are frequent on Roatan).
*dedicated managers and groundskeepers - we can get anything fixed or helped if asked
*minutes from West End - dive shops, gift shops, grocery stores, beach bars and great fine dining
*peace and privacy all year - even during the busy season or cruise ship days

Reasons Vivaro - West End - South House might not be:

*The house is self catering. It is a private home, not a hotel. We provide the stunning luxury house - you make your vacation the best ever. We provide light cleaning - not daily sheet changes etc.
*You will need to purchase and bring some household items - shampoo, body soap etc. Some cleaning supplies are provided but we hope you enjoy your vacation and leave the laundry for when you return home with wonderful memories. There might be some pool floats - or the last guests popped them all.


Rooms

4 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 3 King bed, 4 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Dishwasher
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Entertainment
    Wireless Broadband Internet, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Towel-set
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Unheated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Policies
Housekeeper Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
Location

West End Road , West End, 34101, Honduras

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5
based on 40 reviews
Pat Collazo (Texas)
Beautiful Property

Vivaro West End South is a beautiful home with top line finishes right on the water. It is right on the reef and the beach is about a 10 minute walk away. All the bedrooms have high efficiency air conditioners and the rest of the house has ceiling fans galore and beautiful glass doors that open to the waterfront deck and the beautiful pool. It also has numerous windows that along with the open glass doors provide a constant breeze. Matt the manager is a wonderful asset and is able to give help and information at a moments notice via the whats app. The kitchen is fully equipped. We had a dinner cooked by Marty and Blackie our last night there that was superb. I highly recoomend this property.

Thank you for your five star recommendation. All of us at Vivaro Roatan are glad you had a fantastic trip.

replied by the owner (5/14/2019 4:51:21 PM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 5/2019

Jann
This place is perfect in every way!!!!

Anyone who wouldn’t be happy here needs to go see a doctor. The place is stunning, the pictures are spot on but even better in person once you open up the doors and walk out back. The process of booking, paying, arriving, Matt the property mgr and Tanya the owner - all effortless. We only lost power once and Vivaro House has a generator so we didn’t miss a beat. Zero complaints or concerns and hope we’re lucky enough to go back some day!! PS no need to rent a car, easy walk to town, grocery, meals, shopping, water taxi and dive op (we used Sun Divers and they were equally as wonderful).

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. Roatan is a special place and we so happy you loved calling Vivaro Roatan home for a week. We look forward to welcoming you back.

replied by the owner (2/23/2019 9:32:40 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Chad (Vivaro South)
Wow!!!What a beautiful home!

This was one of our best family vacations in Roatan. We stayed at Vivaro South house. I really want to express how awesome this home is and the location is overlooking the water. When we arrived Matt met us with a great Roatan welcome. When you walk through the double doors it's a WOW!!! We looked forward at the end of each day chilling in the pool watching georgous sunsets. Every night we would walk 5 minutes to restaurants, there were street lights along the way. The house was spotless, the staff incredible. We have been to Roatan 5 times; we have stayed in condos in West Bay and Coral Vista twice. Vivaro was the best experience by far. If I could give them 6 stars I would! Thank you from our family. WE WILL BE BACK!

Thanks for choosing Vivaro Roatan. It was great to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you back for more incredible sunsets.

replied by the owner (3/23/2019 4:14:38 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

Laurie (Kansas City)
Truly Exceptional Stay at Vivaro Roatan

Not enough can be said about how wonderful this home is -- luxury, thoughtful details, excellent location, supportive staff, and beauty all around. From a comfort perspective, this home has it all -- comfortable beds, luxury linens, roomy bedrooms and bathrooms, stocked kitchen, beach towels and a palapa and infinity pool from your dreams. From a convenience perspective, this home also has it all -- short (5 minute) walk from West End, so close enough to be conveniently located to shops, restaurants and the grocery, but in a quiet, safe, and private location; hosts and property manager at your fingertips to answer questions, offer tips on how to discover the best of the island, and to set our family up for outings (deep sea fishing, and Cayos Cochinos). Better yet - no bugs because of the winds from the ocean and the iron shore. This home is away from the hustle and bustle of West Bay and cruise ship passengers, but close enough to get in the mix if that's your interest. The beauty of the property cannot be overstated! We literally had scarlet macaws overhead as we sipped our morning coffee. Roatan is a gem, and we loved exploring it's off-the-beaten-path and authentic personality -- and getting to do it from a true luxury vacation rental made the experience even better than we'd anticipated (which is saying a lot, as we've wanted to go to Roatan for years). Vivaro -- we will be back!

Reviews such as your make all our hard work and the never ending upkeep all worth it. When another family falls in love with Roatan and West End as we did in 2011 while on Spring Break with our kids all of us at Vivaro Roatan are proud to have been a part of an unforgettable vacation. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

replied by the owner (3/28/2019 7:35:53 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2019

Ken (Colorado)
Thanks Vivaro Roatan!

As first time visitors to Roatan the South House was the perfect accommodations from the perfect hosts. It was an easy and enjoyable walk to the West End, and we can pretty much second all the previous glowing reviews. A beautifully executed new home. Matt- the manager was friendly, informative, responsive, and accommodating. Deysi and Harrison did a great job keeping the house and grounds looking wonderful. The owners- Tanya and Dave- were staying next door at the North House during our stay, and were very friendly the few times we saw them, even bringing over some fresh caught tuna when they saw us firing up the grill. We had Chef Blackie cook breakfast and dinner multiple times, which wonderfully complimented the entire vacation, and Chef Junior did a pizza night for us at the house- be prepared to have leftovers. Light cleaning by Deysi may be a bit of an understatement, as she kept the house immaculate every other day. We also highly recommend the trip to Cayos Cochinos with Ruthless, which we did with our 5 and 10 year old boys, who loved every minute. Top notch vacation and accommodations thanks to Vivaro Roatan!

It was pleasure to meet your family and we are so glad you had an adventurous and relaxing week on Roatan and at the South House. We leave in a few days and will miss the daily sunsets and family time on the deck and our awesome staff, especially Deysi, who keep our homes in tip top shape.

replied by the owner (4/4/2019 4:06:47 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2019

Dana (Pittsburgh, PA)
Five Stars All The Way!

My husband and I recently stayed at the Vivaro South House and I can honestly say that without question it was the most beautiful home I have ever stayed in. The owners have clearly put their heart and soul into their rentals and it shows. A few days prior to arrival I received an email from them with information we would need to know which I found to be extremely helpful. The home is stunning – very open and airy. Our favorite part was the huge great room that opens up to the deck and pool area with absolutely gorgeous views of the ocean. The property manager, Matt, met us upon arrival and showed us everything we needed to enjoy the home to the fullest. He took us on a tour, explained how everything worked and answered every question we had. He also gave us outstanding recommendations on things to do on the Island. The housekeeper, Deysi, did a wonderful job of keeping the home looking beautiful. Everything was spotless and organized so that we could easily find anything we might need. Gerson kept the pool and yard area immaculate for us, as well as making sure our recycling bins were emptied every day. He also happily cut us down a coconut from the tree on the property so we could have fresh coconut water. The icing on the cake is the location. You really do get the best of both worlds here – privacy and relaxation at home but within a five minute (lighted) walk to all the action in West End. I cannot recommend this property enough. The owners and employees were all a delight to work with and made us feel so welcome and taken care of. You will not be sorry you booked at Vivaro!

Young couple  |  stayed in 3/2019

Kristen
Great time with great service

We had a lovely time at Vivaro South. Two parents, 2 grandparents and 2 toddlers. The house was a great size for our group and definitely could accommodate a few more kiddos in the bunk room. Our little ones loved the pool — the 8 foot shallow end gave them so much freedom to play without needing to hold on to an adult. In the summer months, having the ability to put the umbrella in the pool will be awesome to keep the kiddos out of the hot sun. The kitchen and living spaces were ideal for everyone (especially since the grandparents could have their own space upstairs). We loved having Stacy the housekeeper to keep the house looking spotless during our visit. Matt the property manager arranged for Chef Blackie and Chef Junior make reasonably priced local cuisine and pizza at the house, which were both excellent. The location was an easy walk to the restaurants in the west end (even with the toddlers), so we loved not having a car. If we wanted to go to West Bay to snorkel, we grabbed a cheap water taxi from in front of Off the Hook. For parents with little ones staying a Vivaro, bring a pack n play and mosquito net that fits around it (if kiddos are too little for a big kid bed), puddle jumpers and kids cups and you’ll be set. We found everything else we needed at the house or on the island. Enjoy your visit. We did.

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so glad the kids loved the tanning ledge and the quick walk to West End. It sounds like you had a great stay in paradise!!!

replied by the owner (2/11/2019 4:54:49 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 2/2019

Anne
Beautiful Home, Perfect Location

Our family of 6 adults visited Roatan for the first time and stayed at this home. The pictures hardly do the home justice --- it is beautiful, well outfitted and very comfortable. The staff is attentive and responsive -- all questions before and during stay were answered promptly. The manager helped us arrange a special dinner, transportation to other areas of the island and tours. The home is an easy walk to the town of West End - great food and beach activities and an easy spot to grab a water taxi to West Bay. We recommend this home highly and hope to return one day.

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We cannot wait to welcome you back.

replied by the owner (2/21/2019 4:45:43 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 2/2019

Victoria (Colorado)
Stunning vacation property!

The property is gorgeous and has a fabulous view - just as pictured but so much better in real life! Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Vivaro South House. My companion and I spent most of our time diving (with the Reef Gliders dive shop just a pleasant 10 minute stroll away - or less) but our traveling companions took full advantage of relaxing in and by the pool. The house is located in a quiet area of West End and has everything you would need for a wonderful vacation while also being conveniently close to all of the West End restaurants and shops. I would recommend a stroll into town for the Tuesday night trivia at Sundowner's Beach Bar (top floor)! The owner and property manager were prompt and thorough in all of their communications and the housekeeping and groundskeeping staff did an excellent job.

We are glad you enjoyed the house and West End. We agree that the views are fabulous.

replied by the owner (3/10/2019 5:08:15 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 2/2019

Larry (South House)
Luxury House With Incredible Value

We, as a group of 4 adults and 2 children ages 2 and 4, stayed at the South House. It is very difficult to write this review without repeating what has already been posted. One attribute not previously mentioned - the shallow end of the pool encompasses almost ¼ of the entire footprint and is only about 10 inches deep which is ideal for small children and less stressful for parents. The house, the pool, the property, the cleanliness, and the amenities are all what you would expect of a luxury accommodation. The pool and deck along with the kitchen, great room and all the bedrooms are much more spacious than what is found at most vacation rentals. West End is THE place to stay on the island. The highlights of our stay included having lunches and snorkeling at Ginger’s, traveling by water taxi to West Bay to snorkel, and just hanging out at the pool. In addition, we had Chef Blackie prepare a fantastic lobster dinner one night and Chef Junior prepare pizzas during the Super Bowl game. We loved having the two front doors and all the rear glass doors open throughout the day to capture the cool breezes with virtually no insect problem. We had the opportunity to meet the owners during our stay and complement them on their gorgeous properties and wonderful staff. We look forward to returning with even more family members and staying at one of the three Vivaro Roatan properties.

It was a pleasure to meet your family and it is very satisfying when guests enjoy the house and West End as much as we do. All of us at Vivaro Roatan look forward to welcoming you back.

replied by the owner (2/11/2019 4:42:13 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2019

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