Luxurious Home In Town with Private Dock and World's Largest Float Room!
John Arne and Amanda Løken
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About John Arne and Amanda Løken
John Arne first came to Utila in 1997, just a few weeks into a planned backpacking trip from Guatemala to Panama. He instantly fell in love, stayed three months, and never made it further south. In 2001, John Arne was no longer able to resist Utila's siren song and bid Norway farewell. In 2006, a vacationing public radio producer from the USA named Amanda stopped to snap pictures on the drawbridge of a beautiful yellow house and met a handsome Viking on his way out to buy paint thinner. A few months later she would sell all her belongings, quit her job, and move to a tiny Caribbean island with nine boxes of books, a suitcase of clothes, and her faithful dog, Ella. Paint thinner remains highly romantic to them. Since then they have raised a family, finished reviving the lovely yellow house, built the world's largest sensory deprivation room (Float Utila) and rented out a magical, hand-crafted treehouse. Now John Arne and family are leaving the island for one year and have decided to rent out their beloved jewel of the bay to other sunset aficionados. We hope you love it as much as we do.
John Arne and Amanda Løken purchased this House in 2001
Why John Arne and Amanda Løken chose Utila Island
Upon his move to Utila in 2001, John Arne discovered that the island's most lovely home, the Cay House, was for sale. A carpenter by trade, he knew he was just the artisan to help the grand dame of the bay realize her full potential. Featured in tourism brochures, postcards, and Utila calendars, the Cay House has been a celebrated landmark on the island and is now, for the first time, available as a vacation rental.
What makes this House unique
Until recently, Float Utila has been a top attraction for tourists on the island. Now it is an exclusive amenity for Cay House guests, an indescribable experience of relaxation, peace, and healing. The house is completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, connected to the rest of Utila by a drawbridge. The best location on Utila for privacy yet walkability. We also have a swing inside the house! A swing! INSIDE! Because one of John Arne's favorite things to say is, "It's never too late to live a happy childhood." The master bedroom features a king-size hanging bed. John Arne is a skydiver and prefers to be off the ground as much as possible.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
non smoking only
pets not allowed
Swimming skills and water safety a must with kids.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Guests are responsible for electrical usage over 30 KWH/day.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Cozy and beautiful home
It was everything I expected and saw on the website!! Excellent property manager always answer my requests
Will be back
Place was in the perfect location. Loved our stay and already planning our return trip. Hosts were top notch and friendly. Highly recommended
Beautiful home on fun island.
Gorgeous home! Open, light, and airy. Very clean. Property manager met us at the ferry. Only minor complaint was that some of the towels pilled and when you dried with them, they left little towel pills all over you. Also AC didn’t work in one room but it turned out to be due to a tripped fuse. Light didn’t work in one room. Other than that, wonderful stay! I would definitely rent again.
Love this place!!!
Great owners, wonderful managers. So easy, so fun!
Beautiful house, in a great location if you want to stay in the town. Everything is almost walkable
Great home, right on the ocean. Has an isolation tank which was a really nice touch. Power went out one night, so we wish they had a backup generator. Probably the nicest house in the town. Property manager was excellent & attended to all needs.
Dream boat house on the water!
Our group of 6 friends LOVED the Cay House! Jumping off the private deck into the water after yoga in the great room was pure heaven. The rooms are spacious and well-furnished. Lots of books and games if you need.
We loved swinging in the hammocks and watching the dive boats go by.
We dived with Captain Morgans dive shop next door and they took good care of us. Recommended.
Mango Tangos had the best food other than Neptunes Island.
We will return!