What’s in a Name on Roatan?

One of the nicest things about living on the island is that we have no addresses, street lights, or signs!! This is one of the reasons many Roatan home owners decide to give their property a name. If you walk around you will see some homes have a sign to display the name. Giving your Island home a name makes it easier to locate and adds character.
A few days ago I was reaching the Roatan MLS (multiple listing services) and I found some interesting names for homes.
-Casa Feliz – Casa Sonrisa -Casa Rara -Lionfish -Casa Maya -Jewel of the sea -Yellow Flower Duplex -Croushers -Lemon Tree House -Casa Doble -The Residences -Serinity Bay -Seagrove Retreat -Villas de Playa -Castillo Blanco -Casa de la Paz -Dos Palapas -Casa del Sol -Yellow Bird -Casablanca -Casa de las Flore -Casa Luz -Willows Green -Villa Shanti -Villa La Sirena -Casa Adams Blue- Castillo de Arboles

What would you name your Roatan Island property?

Casa Sol y Mar

 

2 Things That Can Go Wrong with A Real Estate Sale on Roatan.

Here are the 2 most common mistakes which can lead to many things going wrong in a sale on Roatan.

1) Not getting a realistic price. In your Roatan real estate sale or investment you want to know if you are getting a fair deal. It is very common on the island for buyers and sellers not asking his or her representative to do a CMA or comparable market analysis. If your real estate specialist is part of the Roatan Realtor Association he/she will have access to the Rotan MLS (Multiple Listing Service) of all the properties sold recently or in previous years. They can compare the property to other properties with similarities such as the size of land, square feet in a home or condo, quality of construction, the area/ location and whether it is a beach front or ocean view. Without doing a CMA you may pay too much for your investment or will not sell your property in a timely manner.

2) Following Island time. Remember here is not there! The island moves at an unrushed pace. People love the word ´´mañana´´ (tomorrow). In order to get some things done here you want to make sure you hire a Broker and Agent who will be on top of things.

Buying real estate on Roatan is fairly simple IF you have a specialist real estate agent who knows all of the bumps.You need a Realtor who can take you through the entire process: from assisting you in finding your piece of Roatan to negotiating a final purchase price and to generating your title documents through a highly qualified attorney.

 

Million Dollar Listings on Roatan!

Considering purchasing a luxury home in the Caribbean? Roatan , the jewel of the Western Caribbean Island, offers extraordinary upscale properties. Roatan Island is well known for its pristine beaches and the most healthy coral reef in the Caribbean: a divers paradise. The island of Roatan offers a variety of lifestyles and properties. From gorgeous beachfront/oceanfront estates to villas with a stunning ocean view, Roatan has it. The luxury real estate on Roatan is available at a much lower cost compared to other Caribbean islands. Currently in the Roatan Real Estate market there are 13 spectacular properties between $1,150,000 million and $2,779,000 million.

Here is a buyer’s gallery of Roatan’s finest homes:

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Pristine Bay Golf Course Villa

Roatan Listing  MLS 15-79 Pearl Court Villa offers an expansive view across the Caribbean Sea and Pristine Bay’s Beach Club. Two story, 6 bedrooms, 4.50 bathrooms. Listed Price $1.150,000

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Yellow Bird Gibson Bight, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 14-372  This stunning home was designed to take full advantage of its unique setting. Offers spectacular sea views from its dramatic wrap around ocean front lot. Spacious 4500+ sqft floor plan is perfect for entertaining. The Property includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private dock complete with boat slip, 3 car garage. Listed Price $1,195,000

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Multi Home Big Bight, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 14-274 This breathtaking hillside with 200′ white sand beach includes: A villa 3,120 sqft 2 story 3 bed/ 3 bath home; a charming 890 sqft 1 bed/ 1 bath beach house; a small ocean view cabin, a caretaker’s cabin and a swim/ boat dock. The 2.4 acre beach front bluff offers unsurpassed ocean views. Listed Price $1,200,000

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Pristine Bay Bayside Court Villa, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-92 A magnificent three story, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom home located right over the 18th Hole of Pete Dye designed Black Pearl Golf Course and offering expansive views of the golf course, mountains and Caribbean Sea from the different decks. Listed Price $1,300,000

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Turn Key Luxury Bed and Breakfast, West End, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 14-282 Elegance and craftsmanship combined with over 11,000 square feet of living space make this perfect for buyers seeking value. This luxury home is the definition of move-in-condition. No detail has been overlooked. Every possible amenity is included. From top to bottom, this home was made with the highest quality material: Listed Price $1,350,000

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Lawson Rock, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-38 This beachfront home offers, spectacular views of the sea. The home, which was extraordinarily designed and constructed for durability and ease of maintenance, features 3 bedrooms (2 luxury masters), 3 bathrooms in the main home, plus a guest house and a garage+workshop area. Listed Price 1,490,000

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The Point French Cay, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 14-376 Perfect for a boutique resort or estate home. This is a beautiful property with 320 feet of beach and water frontage with a 6500 sq. ft. house and 2 rentals on a 1.2 acres. Listed Price $1,600,000

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Palmetto Bay, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-274 An exceptional beachfront home for the discerning buyer. The home offers 3 bedrooms, a media room plus a separate guest home over the double garage. Both the master bedroom and the second bedroom look out over the beach and the turquoise waters of Palmetto Bay Plantation. Casa Luz offers an experience second to none. Rich tropical hardwood. No expense spared. 4 level water filtration. Beautifully finished.Granite everywhere. Harwood and bamboo floors. Exceptional sliding glass doors that actually raise the rolling hardware when the door is closed.An exceptional office with granite desks and Herman Miller Aeron chairs. Wonderful stone details in the master and second bathrooms. Jacuzzi tub and showers finished in river stone. Listed Price $1,700,000

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Lawson Rock, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-271  Beachfront Pre-Construction.This modern Caribbean design features two reflecting pools at the entrance and an infinity pool in the back overlooking the Caribbean Sea.The finishings of the house are of the highest possible level. Delivery is planned for November 2015. Listed Price $1,890,000

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Royal Palm Pristine Bay Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-109 Sweeping Views from one of the very best lots at Pristine Bay could be yours. A fully turnkey down to the truck and golf cart and features 3 Bedrooms, wraparound porches, high end finishes, pool, garages, large yard and a bonus room that could be turned into another bedroom, media room or more. Listing Price $1,900,000

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French Cay, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 13-225 Eye candy at it’s best! Walk into the large entrance to see through the living room, over the infinity edge pool to the aqua blues and deep blues of the Caribbean.  5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, 186 feet of ocean front with a 120 foot dock with palapa on 1.25 acres. Listed Price $2,200,000

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Parrot Tree Plantation

Roatan Listing MLS 12-141 Multi-level home of approximately 10,000 total SqFt including decks and patios sitting on over one third of an acre lot, designed by Award Winning Architects House & House with 360° views that will knock your socks off. It has 5 bedrooms/5.5 baths. Listed Price $2,599,000

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Blue Harbor, Roatan

Roatan Listing MLS 15-126 A year round Caribbean island getaway with elegance.This modern Mediterranean design offers 5BD and 5BA and was designed by one of the leading Caribbean Architects. Listed Price $2.779,000

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Beachfront Caribbean Sea, Lawson Rock

Caribbean Views

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Luxury Home Roatan MLS 15-38 Located in the prestigious Lawson Rock, the finest residential community on Roatán, this beautiful 4 bedroom beachfront home offers, spectacular views of the sea. This home, which was extraordinarily designed and constructed for durability and ease of maintenance, features 3 bedrooms (2 luxury masters), 3 bathrooms in the main home, plus a guest house and a garage+workshop area. The property is offered fully furnished and turnkey – ready for immediate occupancy or rental. The owner will enjoy use of the many amenities of Lawson Rock, including 3 shared swimming pools, 800 meters of beachfront, gym, concierge service, 24 hour security and more. List Price $1,490,000 

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Pool

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Night Setting

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Beachfrontage

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Relax Island time

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Caribbean Lifestyle

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Kitchen

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Views

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Master Bedroom

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Bedroom

Decorated bathrooms

Decorated bathrooms

Walking closet

Walking closet

Relax

Relax

Island Colors

Island Colors

Hammock Time

Hammock Time

Enjoy the sunset

Enjoy the sunset

Move in ready

Move in ready

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Turn Key Home, Turrets, West Bay

view from the front yard

View from the front yard

Home Roatan MLS 15-239 Views and breezes abound in this hillside home located in upscale Turrets of Turtle Crossing. Being offered completely turnkey including 4 door Toyota Truck. Bring your toothbrush and start enjoying the island life today. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths multiple decks all with sweeping south shore views toward the mainland mountains and Cayos Cochinos. Located a quick drive or short walk to West Bay Beach giving you the best of all worlds. High end finishes include Honduran Hardwood, Granite, Tile and much more. Community includes monitored security with patrol vehicle, community ocean view pool, ample green space and gardens. Proven rental history and very well maintained. 2005 Toyota Hi-Lux 4 door truck included.  Price Reduced $399,000

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street level view

Open Concept

Open Concept

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Welcome Home

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Living area

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Kitchen

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Master Bedroom

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2nd floor bedroom

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Bath 1

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3rd floor bedroom

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bonus area

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Entry to the home

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Turrets community pool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hillside Ocean View Lot, Lighthouse Estates

Ocean View

Ocean View

Homesite Roatan MLS 15-261 This Hill side lot over looks the South shore of Roatan in the prestigious Lighthouse Estates. The South shore offers stunning views of the Caribbean Seas, Cayos Cochinos and the mainland of Honduras. Lighhouse Estates offers community pool, gazebo and a private beach. Its located a short walk from West Bay Beach which offers diving, restaurants and bars. List Price $125,000

View from the road

View from the road

Hillside lot

Hillside lot

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Por que no? Bistro Beachfront, West End

150602_1134-1000Commercial Roatan MLS 15-223 Move to the Caribbean? Por que no! Live on the beautiful island of Roatan? Por que no! Run your own beachfront cafe? Por que no! Por que no? Bistro is a successful business serving delicious breakfasts and lunches in West End. This well known restaurant with excellent reviews on Trip Advisor is perfect for someone wanting to own their own business and enjoy paradise at the same time. Avoid the stress and headaches of creating a business from scratch with this turnkey restaurant located in an area with high foot traffic and low monthly rent. With a perfect view of the clear blue water and stunning sunsets customers can relax and enjoy a tasty meal while the owners make a profit in a tranquil, tropical environment. Should you take advantage of this unique opportunity of owning a business in Roatan? Por que no! The present lease is in place until march 2017 with an option to extend for another 4. Listing Price $54,500

Beachfront Home with room to Expand!

15-224Roatan Beach Home MLS 15-224 Spectacular Bali Style Home with cooling Caribbean breezes, high ceilings and solid construction in a private beachfront location, between Palmetto Bay Plantation and Black Pearl Golf Course. Extra room for expansion on this .70 acre lot with 100 ft of beachfront, extending back to create a large, park-like, white sand expanse. This home has been totally renovated to the bone. Listing Price $399,000

Bright Colors Sell Homes on Roatan Island!

Colors of roatan

Roatan Homes Located in Gibson Bight Beach

Before I started my career in Roatan Real Estate, I was a painting consultant advising home and business owners on the best paint and color to choose for their investment. Color choice is a big decision. The colors you surround yourself in everyday can affect your mood and your life! While advising clients in Atlanta, I rarely suggested bright, pastel colors for the exterior color of a home or business, but here in Roatan I do, especially when planning to sell their homes on Roatan.
As you drive around the island of Roatan you will notice bright, tropical colors painted on fences, homes and businesses. Colors pop in the Caribbean! Pastel yellow, seafoam green and coral pink lines the beaches and streets creating a tropical island feel. These energetic colors make people feel excited, welcome and remind them they are in the Caribbean! Whenever I show someone a home painted in a tropical hue, the reaction is almost always positive.
If you are looking to sell your home in Roatan, consider giving the home a fresh coat of pastel paint to improve showings. If you feel the need to brighten up your life, consider the island of Roatan as a relocation or vacation option.
Have fun with the Caribbean colors in your life!

Salsa Dancing On Roatan!

SalsaRoatan Island has beautiful white sandy beaches with clear, calm, warm water…. But what else does Roatan have to offer? Upbeat, tropical music of the Caribbean fills the beaches of Roatan inspiring hot, spicy, flamboyant salsa dancing! Forget about Dancing with the Stars and come dance on the beaches of Roatan! If you don’t know how to dance salsa, don’t worry. Roatan offers a paradise setting perfect for learning to dance salsa. For the past three months I have been taking a salsa dance class by Daniela Chavez at Allegro Dance Studio in Plaza Mar. It has been a great way to learn something new, meet new friends, exercise and have fun on Roatan! The talented, Honduran instructor, Daniela Chavez, is an amazing dancer who has been trained by some of the best salsa dancers in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Reutlingen, Germany and New York City. I cannot believe how much I have learned in such a short amount of time. Salsa dancing may seem intimidating at first, but once you start learning the basic steps it becomes as easy as walking 1-2-3, 5-6-7!!! Starting this Saturday, May 16th, a brand new beginner salsa class will start at Mix Max Cardio. The classes will he offered every Saturday from 2pm-4pm. You can also dance salsa at a salsa social held twice a month in Sandy Bay. If you are here in Roatan or planning a trip drop in on a salsa class and learn a few moves with Daniela and practice your new moves at the salsa social.Let’s dance on the beautiful beaches in Roatan! Dame!!!

For more information about the beginner salsa classes and Salsa social, Roatan Salsa