4br,2full/2 half baths, 2 kitch, 5 decks,huge patio,waterfall,short walk 2 beach
About Lisa Grams
We are the Grams family from Overland Park, Kansas; Brent, Lisa and our 2 lively boys; Aidan 12, and Easton 9. We both grew up in a small town in Missouri called Raytown, though we didn't meet until years later. My husband has a traveler's soul and a dreamer's heart, and so began his Roatan journey over 15 years ago. It was on a dive trip that he encountered destiny...a lonely 'lot for sale' sign nestled in the white sands of West Bay Beach, which at the time was barely populated. After a leap of faith and unwavering determination, Brent purchased the lot and began construction on his first house, 'Casa Carnival.' At the time, it was one of the only visible structures along the shoreline of West Bay and still stands next to the Henry Morgan resort. It was a very popular rental home and we enjoyed years of serving our wonderful guests from around the world. As the beach grew in popularity, we decided to retreat just a bit - in favor of more peace and privacy...and let's face it, to get away a bit from the constant task of managing sandy messes and sometimes voracious insects! What we didn't realize was how much we would come to appreciate what elevation does, not only to provide a respite from the elements, but to bring an exciting new perspective of the gorgeous area scenery. Despite the many challenges of building and living on a remote island, our love for Roatan and it's people has only grown.
Lisa Grams purchased this House in 2006
Why Lisa Grams chose West Bay
Time after time, we have encountered people who have settled in Roatan after having been all over the world...some in search of fun, some in search of business development, some in search of investment opportunities and yet others for a place to retire. And time after time, we hear similar stories...nothing quite compared to the total package they found in Roatan. Factors such as the climate, affordability, proximity to the reef, the charm, diversity,the friendly people, and naturally the beauty continue to draw people who could live just about anywhere. And West Bay Beach in particular has earned the reputation of being 'that perfect beach on that perfect island.' It has bit of everything and yet not too much of anything. So, like so many others - we have found our 'one-of-a-kind' island, now we feel like we have built our 'one-of a kind' house ! Guests have said that Casa Pagoda feels like a clandestine resort. Yet, you can reach West Bay Beach within a 10-15 minute walk or 1-2 minute drive...that is the beauty of it! This home was built using imagination, passion and a little more self-indulgence than practicality! We wanted it to be both comfortable for groups and families to gather, yet offer plenty of opportunity for intimacy and solitude. And because it was recently renovated, the home feels nearly brand new. Casa Pagoda is close to the major Roatan hubs including West End, the airport/Coxen Hole and Flowers Bay, one of two cruise ships ports which offers local flavor, color, shopping and markets.
What makes this House unique
After having a home on the beach for years, we decided to experience what others who had moved off the beach were raving about...the benefits of being close to the beach, but not ON the beach. Now, with precious privacy restored, panoramic views, exhilarating trade winds, and the luxury of enjoying an expansive outdoor entertainment area without the voracious sand flies and sand to clean up...we are glad we did ! We hope you will be in awe of the dramatic light-up waterfall and grotto (with group seating and a built-in reservoir for ice/beer!) the palm trees, the festive outdoor bar with electric service, and the 4 separate decks! (2 extra large with plenty of table/seating options, and 2 smaller decks designed more for private moments) With all of these amenities and this resort-like atmosphere, Casa Pagoda is not only unique for the Roatan residential market, but it's proximity to West Bay Beach makes it a true 'one-of-a-kind' !! You can have the best of both worlds right here!
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
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100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Incredible Vacation! Thank you Casa Pagoda!
We stayed at this home during Dec 17 to 27,2018. From the moment we got into the airport to the moment we left we loved it.
This home is incredible. The amount of space and bedrooms was more then we could have asked for. It has three separate huge bedrooms in the main floor and the Master is upstairs. The home also has a main area in the main floor that has a huge bed/couch for little ones to sleep on -- if your group has little ones. There is a kitchenette on the main floor and water cooler, for the bedrooms to use if needed. The bathroom was huge and we were four adults sharing at one point. It had plenty of space and cabinets for all of us.
Now the best part of the house, the Common Area on the second floor…..I cannot say enough about it. The open concept kitchen and dining and family room, that all opens up on to the big outdoor deck was INCREDIBLE! There was plenty of outdoor furniture for everyone to enjoy. Morning Coffee with my family will never be the same.
Now the EVEN better part of the house …the Master Bedroom space! WOW, WOW, WOW…..the space, the furniture, the master bathroom and the balcony!
We must have taken a million pictures from that balcony. We loved it!
I cannot tell you enough about this location. Every morning we walked down the road and wondered on to the path that takes you down to the Lighthouse properties. It was one of the most beautiful morning walks in a long time. You can walk for 20 minutes or you can do what we did which was about 2 hours -- and walked the whole loop back to the West Bay beach all the way to Beachers bar and up the road back to our house.
At night time, do not walk the main road without flashlights. Not because anything will happen to you, but because it is completely dark and the cars that will drive by (not too many cars) will not see you. So just a safety note -- if you must walk, bring flashlights!
Now the Most Beautiful beach on this whole island is close by and it is walkable, however if you are bringing bags and coolers and toys etc. make sure no one is carrying too much.
Our favorite spot on the beach was Beachers Bar --- food was excellent. Service was excellent.
I have not encountered more sweet, kind and responsive owners on Airbnb - as Lisa. I cannot say enough about the great experience. Thank you for everything!
Wow, you guys make me blush....and you make me wish we lived closer ! You are the most amazing, lovely, and considerate guests we could ever hope for ! Would LOVE to have you ANYTIME....make that ALL THE TIME !
Awesome Island, amazing people, and a beautiful house!
Where do I begin??? I came across the house and it immediately caught my eye. Seeing it in person, I was not disappointed, at all. It is in a perfect location on the island, and it is just beautiful! That in itself, would be enough, but you add the caretaker, Gabriel and his sister, Rosemary to the mix....and it is just like home. We met Gabe at the airport and felt like I had know him for years. He made himself available to us, and took us on several adventures on the island. Rosemary....what a cook!!!! She made meals for us 4 of the seven nights that we were there...and each meal was as delicious as the last. Have her make her brown stew fish....OMG!!!! We cannot wait to go back again!
The island has some amazing scenery and we were able to see only a fraction of it. We went zip lining and dune buggy riding. You can walk to several restaurants, including Beachers, and it was a perfect day/night. Everyone is just SO friendly there!
Cannot say anything bad about our trip.....just perfect! Thank you to the Grams, Gabe and Rosemary for making this a standout vacation! You are the best!!!
Thank you so much for the lovely words. Gabriel and Rosemary make us so proud and we are very fortunate to have them as part of our Roatan family ! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you again!
Perfect place to stay!
We were a group of 8 adults and this property was perfect! It was a lovely home, very well appointed and had everything we needed and more. There was lots of room and the balconies were where we all spent most of our time when there. There is 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, kitchenette, and small living area with a futon sofa on the ground level. The second level has the kitchen, dining room, living room, and half bath. The third floor has a large bedroom and large bathroom. There are three balconies, the largest on the second floor with beautiful views. The courtyard as seen in the photo is beautiful but a bit too warm to enjoy during the day but quite nice at night. The property manager, Gabrial was awesome! He was personable, kind and honest. Gabe was always accessible if we needed anything or just to answer questions. He is the finest asset to this property. The location of this home is in a short walking distance to the beach and restaurants in West Bay. We felt safe walking everywhere! Even the ladies felt safe walking alone to the beach during the day. West Bay beach has some of the best snorkling anywhere in Roatan. It was my favorite spot! The water is absolutly beautiful. Very clear and has a sandy bottom. There are many restaurants to choose from and they are all very good. Love, love the Mojitos from Bananarama! I throughly enjoyed this place and highly recommend staying here. You won't be disappointed.
Thank you so very much ! It means the world to us that you enjoyed your time on the island and that Casa Pagoda was apart of that makes us proud! Gabriel is a gem and we appreciate your feedback!
Great place, great views from from the many balconys. Very unique place!!
8 of us stayed and had a great time, the kitchen is wonderful, really close to west bay shops and restaurants as well. Will be back!!
Thanks so much! We would love to have you again !
A Fantastic experience!
1. Gabrial is all that and way more, he was awesome to deal with, punctual, honest, a great person, we even met his family as they joined us for dinner one night. Gabe found us some fresh sea food and I grilled it up...it was a very nice evening and they are great people.
2. the house was wonderful. It was as advertised and more, the vistas were awesome, it was so quiet, when the clouds parted(maybe twice) the nights were just wonderful. L walked the roads every day and Jo went with her a couple of times, they felt safe, never had an incident...it was all really really good. the layout is very cool, had we travelled with the kids it is a perfect layout. With the separate living area downstairs then the space on the main floor, tough to beat.
3. The place was very clean and well presented, it had everything that we needed plus...The balconies and views are just awesome, almost has to be seen to be appreciated.
4. The Island itself, well we are planning on returning in 2017 to look for a property to maybe build on, we are spending our downtime now researching...that is what we thought of the Island...I liken it to Cozumel 15-20 years ago, sleepy, laid back, great people, safe, a place that I can see us parking some money in the coming years. This was the first vacation that I have been on that I can honestly say without hesitation that I was sad to see end. Usually after 4 days I am pacing, anxiously awaiting the flight home...this time I was sad to go...it felt like home. Despite the weather(see #5)
5. The weather was awful, I think we caught the outer edges of Hurricane Otto, so it rained pretty much every day and most days it rained all day...we dove and we wandered around in West End, and on what was the best weather day we toured the Island with Gabe...despite the weather still a 12 on a scale of 1-10.
6. Gabe, well he gave us a tour of the Island one day and it was awesome, we saw some amazing beaches that were deserted, I suspect a combination of weather and low season...but stunning beaches none the less. We just toured the entire Island to get a feel for it...and the feeling was positive in the strongest terms. Gabe and his kids gave us a pretty good sense of the people on the island, but it seemed that everywhere we went people were welcoming and warm and friendly, and not in that I am about to extract money from you way...it really seemed like a genuine warmth...the place was awesome.
7. The negatives...well negative...the stairs in the house
Thank you so much for the lovely review ! We were so sad you had such crummy weather...it is fairly rare to see bad weather for that length of time! You made the best of it and we are so glad Gabriel didn’t disappoint...we never does!
We did get that problematic staircase replaced so come on back ! The weather is bound to be better !
Beautiful & Well Cared For Plus Perfect location
Casa Pagoda is a beautiful, super clean, well cared for home in perfect location. We stayed for a week over Easter. I wish it could have been longer. Gabriel, who maintains the house is a wonderful person. He is helpful and kind and extremely reliable. I don't think our first trip to Roatan would have gone as well without his help. He met us at the airport, took us back to the airport and he also took us on an amazing tour of the whole island. His sister Rosemary also cooked two very delicious evening meals. She took care of getting all of the ingredients locally and it was such a pleasure to come from our day at the sea to a wonderful, home cooked dinner. Both she and Gabriel are charming people. The house is really classy and secure! I wish I owned it. It is close enough to the beach but we didn't have to worry about the unpleasantry beach bugs and sandy beds. It has beautiful balconies with luxury furnishings. The bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living area are very nice. This house is a short walk to the beach, ATM, restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed Beachers -3 lobsters, salad and mashed potatoes for $18! In the back of the house, there is a meadow that leads to one of the most beautiful views that I have ever seen --of the sea rushing on to volcanic rock formations.
The owners are responsive, helpful and very reputable. I would give this vacation home 10 Stars.
You were wonderful guests and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay ! Appreciate your input and would love to have you back anytime !
West Bay Beach is commonly considered the most desirable Roatan destination for it's stunning soft powder beaches, close proximity to the reef, wide range of restaurants, endless activities, shopping and ease of access. You cab find a myriad of activities on West Bay Beach including: snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, boating excursions, fishing, jet ski rental, para-sailing, glass bottom boat tours, under water sub craft, horse back riding, massages, dining and night life.
Bananarama, an especially popular West Bay spot has weekly crab races for charity, karaoke, and a huge inflatable floating movie screen for weekly movies during many months! Beachers has a very fun staff, excellent dinner specials and will allow you to use their beach loungers if you are patronizing their establishment. Island Pearl has more of a 'fine-dining' experience and the food and service are typically excellent.
West Bay Mall, just down the road has an excellent deli, a wonderful coffee/wine bar with pastries, a video rental store, an ATM, and a couple of gift stores.
A zip line canopy tour is very close by, as well as several scenic stops for world class photo ops !
About a 10-15 minute car ride brings you to West End which is abound with shops, restaurants and a robust night life. Sundowners is famous for it's large expat crowds and weekly trivia, while The Blue Marlin has a very popular karaoke night that brings people in by the droves.
There are also many options for those who want a bit more adventure. Many charter services will take you to gorgeous local keys and other points of interest, often with drinks and meals included. The Hole in the Wall is a clandestine bar on stilts that can be reached by dory after navigating through tunnels of Mangrove trees in Jonesville. Sunday is typically 'All You Can Eat' steak and lobster!