Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3 adults)
About Deanna Cooper
Deanna's family is 4 generations on Utila. She and Ed spend about 3 months out of the year here in their 2nd home, also located in the Blue Bayou area. They are making plans to live full time on the island because of its beauty, hospitality and long family history.
Deanna Cooper purchased this House in 2013
Why Deanna Cooper chose Utila Island
The Beach House in Blue Bayou is close enough to town to shop, dine and take in the island's culture, yet situated in one of the most private and quietest areas on the island. Truly, the diving and snorkeling right outside the front door is unrivaled.
What makes this House unique
The warm Caribbean Sea is right out your front door, literally. If you dive, snorkel or just love playing in the ocean, this property is for you.
Check-in: 12:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We really enjoyed our stay at the bungalow. It is rustic but comfortable. What we really loved was the location! Right on the best reef in Utila, beautiful sunrises and away from town which was very quiet and peaceful!! Chilling on the back porch in the afternoon was so relaxing! Tuk Tuk to town is about $4. Only thing I would suggest: a new, nice set of pots and pans is definitely needed. We will definitely stay here again when we return! Thanks!!
Utilla blue bayou
The house was perfect confortable and clean. The view Amazing. Snorkle in snorkel out. Great place
Rustic but comfortable
This cabin is small, but comfortable for 2 people that aren't looking for a luxury vacation. The location is perfect, the snorkeling right off the beach is wonderful. It is just a short ways to town & lots of good restaurants.
Be aware that the pictures showing the deck going straight into the water is no longer the case. There is now a rocky area built up between the deck & the water & it is best to walk down the beach 100 feet or so to enter the water.
Javier, the maintenance man is almost always around & can take care of any issues that come up. He is a wonderful person & it was good to get to know him.
The walk into town was too far for us & the tuk-tuks were inconvenient so we rented a golf cart from Javier's cousin Angel for the entire time. I recommend doing that for the freedom it gives. Angels golf carts aren't new, but work fine & are half the price of renting one in town.
All in all this is a great place for the right person or couple.
Great time in Utila
We enjoyed our time at the little beach cabin in Utila. It's a little rustic but perfect for us. We loved the snorkeling right out the door! Perfect views off the porch, it was quiet and relaxing!
We didn't cook much, too many restaurants to try out. Made a little toast in the morning and then tried out one of the great restaurants in the afternoon.
The TV didn't work, but didn't need it with the view outside. The WiFi worked well though.
We would definately come back and stay here again!
Joan and Rocky
Perfect for us!
Our recent stay at the Blue Bayou Beach house was perfect. if you're looking for amenities that you would find at a beach resort, this house is not for you, however it was perfect for my wife and I. Mike, the property manager takes care of anything you made need. He comes by everyday and is always a pleasure to talk to. You will not find a better view of the sunrise than from the hammock on the porch of Blue Bayou Beach House. We spent a lot of time on the porch. The neighborhood is quiet and it's only a 10-15 minute walk to town. There is great snorkeling right off the dock. I agree that the house could use a little TLC (updating), but it does have everything you need. It's the perfect place for two people to get away and truly have some down time! The island was great and I hope to go visit again soon!
Not as advertised
We have never written a negative review, but think future renters need to be aware of a few things. TV and washing machine have been broken for a few months, we were not advised of this when speaking to owners on Dec 9. Packed based on washing clothes and brought our own DVDs to watch. No phone in the house as advertised. If you shop before coming to house, there is no dish soap, hand soap, extra garbage bags (only what is in cans) no salt/pepper or other spices , no coffee filters.we purchased a sharp larger knife as there was only steak knifes in the kitchen, which were not easy to cut fruit and veggies with. The bed is only a full size, not a queen as advertised, ( 6" narrower and 6" shorter than a queen size) there are only sheets, not even a light blanket, and the pillows have mold on them. there is a rusty propane bottle in the kitchen near the stove (didn't think propane was supposed to be inside!) the chairs in the.champa are broken so you have to stand or sit on the floor to enjoy it, and there is no hammock under the champa, there is a comfy one on the covered porch. the sandy area beside the house (beach) is hard to use due to the garbage, it was supposed to have been cleaned but has not, the deck is nice and the views are beautiful, but there is no where to sit (other than a Picnic table) on the deck, so you have to lay on a towel on the deck. We have travelled throughout Central America and the Caribbean so are used to a more rustic accommodation, but we are disappointed that this one was so wrongly reprented in the advertising. Still waiting to hear if a partial refund will be issued
We hope that our future potential guests disregard these last 2 reviews. We started to write a long rebuttal to these to set the facts straight but decided that it was not worthy of a long drawn out explanation, as our previous reviews better represent the Beach House and Utila. That being said, we can not stress enough that Utila is a very rustic island and is a place set back in time. This is part of the beauty and draw to the island. It is not a vacation destination that will cater to the needs of travelers who are looking for the amenities of resorts and other fashionable accommodations. We go out of our way to answer any questions that ours guests may have about Utila, to help them with travel arrangements and to make their stay as comfortable as possible. It is upsetting to us that guests that should not have chosen to vacation on Utila to begin with, feel compelled to write reviews such as these, only because of their skewed expectations.
From right out your own front door, there is birdwatching, eagle ray watching & lots of aquatic life to take in. Only a short walk to town, where there are excellent restaurants and bars. There are many grocery markets, banking, a public beach and night life for the younger crowd. Take a 10 minute boat ride to spend a day on your own private cay, swimming, snorkeling and picnicking. A kayak trip to the north shore with our complementary kayaks is a must!