Brisa Del Mar: Balinese Style Oceanfront Villa
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
|Living space||1600 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Spa, Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical|
Description from the owner
BRISA DEL MAR is a unique, authentically crafted Balinese style villa on a private oceanfront estate. PRICING for 2013, includes the use of a car.
This villa was built from local materials by local crafts people working in the traditional manner. It has palmetto thatch and guava wood railings. The furnishings and art works were chosen especially to compliment the style of the villa.
The villa has its own pool overlooking the sea with a spacious deck, lounge chairs, easy chairs and pool floats. A stair way leads down to the dock for easy access to swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.
The comfortable greatroom has an enter...Read more
Brisa Del Mar: Balinese Style Oceanfront Villa
Roatan, Bay Islands Honduras
Additional Location Information
The Villa is located 35 minutes east of the airport on the quiet east end of Roatan. The property is only a short 15 minute drive east of French Harbour town with supermarkets, restaurants, banks, gas stations and activities. You will be met at the airport and driven to the villa with a stop at the supermarket to stock up on food and drinks if you like.
Location Type Away from it all, Ocean, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$285||$285||$2,000 - $2,200||$0||4 nights|
|Feb. 2 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Dec. 19 2014
|All Other Dates||$285||$285||$2,000||-||4 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $500 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Villa rental rates include the use of a car at no additional charge. (you pay fuel)
Also included at no charge are all utilities, airport transfers, maid service 3 times per week and much more
All A/C units are set to 73 degrees. For your safety no outside cooks, cleaning staff or drivers will be admitted to the property without prior written permission.
We recommend our guests get travel insurance. Guests may not reconfigure sound and TV systems for any reason.
ONLY the number of people listed on the rental agreement will be accommodated. No exceptions
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 29, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fort Collins, Colorado
Incredible place, expect bugs and lizards
This place is beautiful. The privacy, infinity pool, property, amenities, location, cost, security, staff, everything is great.
This particular villa is definitely not a hotel though. The dozens of geckos that inhabit the inside of the house will chirp and sing all night (they are louder than you would expect)
There were hundreds of very large ants every night in our bedroom. The staff took little action in spite of several calls. This was one of the disappointments with the place. Our friends did not have the large ants in the other suite, it was limited to the eastern half of the house.
In spite of the heebie-geebies, the ants were not on us while we slept and after thoroughly dousing the edges of the bed with bug spray nothing came in the mosquito netting.
There were also very tiny ants all over the kitchen, and one very large, very fast cockroach that lived under the fridge and would shoot out to the door and back periodically.
There are dogs and cats that come into the house. They are friendly but several times one of the labs smelled horribly and we shooshed him away.
The space is very open. If you travel with friends you will hear each other use the restroom, flush and any other noises that come from the bedroom or bathroom will travel around the house at night.
The kitchen is nicely furnished and functional.
We had Rosa cook dinner two nights and she is an incredible cook.
Generally I think they could charge a couple hundred more per week and provide better meal planning instead of insisting you go buy it yourself and that would go a long way. This was another pain point with us. We ended up shopping for food almost every day and would have liked to not do this. They leave it to you to know what you should buy and how much, in spite of being able to provide a list of ingredients.
I would suggest the Hiper Mercado in French Harbor to do your shopping. The property owner took us to some other sketchier store and said it was the best on the island, but the Hiper Mercado was much nicer and had more items.
We hired the driver quite a bit and that was well worth it. You get someone to accompany you during the day if he drives you to the west end and he can make suggestions and let you know if prices are fair on things. Our driver, Derek, really was great. We felt like we learned a lot more about how to get around by having spent time with him.
The reef just off the dock is nice to snorkel, although the current is very strong there and you will have to work to stay over the coral. We tried using the kayaks and snorkeling off them, but the current caused so much trouble we ended up losing grear, paddles, etc. and would have been better off just fighting the current and leaving the kayaks.
You hear a lot of music from Punta Gorda up the coast and night and in the morning. It is recorded "DJ" music, sometimes just drums though, but was loud enough it woke us and kept us up a few times.
The security is good and always around if you need anything. It is a little disconcerting having these guys with guns right around the house, but they were very friendly, never intrusive, and always very helpful.
Having the car was really nice, the first few days we had the driver take us around, but we ended up driving ourselves mid week and in spite of some close calls the driving was find and we felt safe out on our own.
Some nights the breeze was nice, but others the wind was too strong and we had to close all the doors and louvers. Then it would get too hot, then we would use the fan which was loud but kept us cool.
One night it got too cool and we were all chilly. They didn't have blankets beyond the thin sheets on the bed so we cuddled and shivered through the night.
Everything is cash on the property, but the only atms are very far away, so bring plenty of cash. There aren't safes, but there are locking cabinets in the rooms. We didn't have anything go missing.
Laundry and cleaning was nice but the clothes are not "spring fresh" when you get them back. They are washed but the smell may or may not be fresh.
We had all the privacy we needed, although people will come around the back of the house to turn off the pool pump and lights, so if you want absolute privacy you will need to learn when to be out and when to expect company.
We settled in and in spite of a number of things we didn't expect we loosened up and really enjoyed the house. It is very beautiful but hopefully this review helps set some correct expectations.
We loved it and would go back in a second.
Great house great view!
This house was wonderfully comfortable and relaxed. The grounds were lovely and the little reef between the docks was filled with wonderful fish and coral. We also swam out to the far reef for snorkeling which was great as well. There were comfortable chairs and lounges and the pool was just right for cooling off.
We took advantage of the spa for massage- I was a bit leary because other massages I have had on Roatan were not great- but this was fabulous!
We had Rosa make Shrimp Masala for us one night for dinner and also loved the Pizza night! We cooked for ourselves most of the other nights- it just seemed like too much trouble to go out!
It is a beautiful place and I am sure you would be comfortable there!
My husband and I rented Brisa Del Mar Oct 20-27, 2012. We spent a week on the West End back in June of this year and wanted to try out the other end of the island this time.
Bruce, the property owner, personally picked us up from the airport and drove us to the grocery store. Luckily he had a little shopping to do himself so we weren't rushed, as tends to happen when a cab driver is outside waiting on you.
As soon as we arrived at the house, my husband and I were completely in awe. There weren't any reviews on Ta when we booked the house, so we could only go off of pictures and reviews of the neighboring properties. It's truly more beautiful in person. This home is completely stocked with everything you need; dishes, pots and pans, silverware, dish and hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, bath and beach towels, extra blankets, movies, books, etc. The deck, facing the ocean, was our favorite hangout and having a pool right outside of your front door is especially nice. I was a little concerned about not having a/C, but between the fold away doors, floor and ceiling fans, and a pretty constant breeze, we were more than comfortable. What sold us on renting this house was the fact that a vehicle is included in the rental price. The East End of the island is completely different than the West End and we wanted to see every inch of it.
We got a kick out of the fact that every time we left and returned to the property, someone was waiting for us at the gate, so we didn't have to get in and out of the truck. We surely could have manned the gate ourselves, but it shows that the staff is there to make your vacation feel first class. Another nice touch is that someone lights the candles that are spread around the deck area every evening at dusk. You never see it being done, but it's done nevertheless. During our week long stay, Jessica cleaned the house three times and changed the sheets once. As their site promises, if you place something in the laundry basket, she washes it and returns it the next day.
I really can't say enough good things about this place. The house is truly amazing, as well as the owners and staff. If you want a nice, relaxing vacation, this is the way to do it. We only drove to the West End once and didn't feel like we were missing a thing.
A special thanks to Bruce, Phil, Jessica, Rosa, Fausto and everyone else at Brisa Del Mar for making our vacation one to remember.
Traverse City, Michigan
Most beautiful, relaxing and amazine place!
If you really want to relax on a vacation, this is the place for you. We had the most amazing time and were very sad when it came time to say good-bye. We travelled with friends who had a very unfortunate accident and had to leave after one day. The owner's were in the house next door and were amazing at getting help and assisting in getting the best care on the island. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the food was second to none. Massages were incredible! The gift shop truly one of the best on the island! A great place to fall in love all over again. We were planning our next trip back to Brisa del Mar before we left. Tuesday night Palapa Pizza is a must! Thank you Bruce, Nicky, Phillip, Briginna, Fausto, Jessica (and Lester for lighting our candles every evening), Rosa and Dorba and we cannot forget all the amazing dogs and cats. Truly a blessing that we found Brisa del Mar.