|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
|Living space||2400 square feet|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Luxury, Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Get away from it all at the Coral House, a beautiful beachfront home located on the white sands of Treasure Beach.
Located three miles from Utila town and ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY BOAT, a vacation at the Coral House is ideal for romantic couples wanting peace and privacy or adult friends and families looking to relax and reconnect.
Featuring four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great room featuring 16ft vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a huge wrap around veranda with day beds and a dinning table.
Located only 70ft from the waters edge the house has sweeping views of the private beach, oce...Read more
The Coral House On Treasure Beach, Utila
Utila, Bay Islands Honduras
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$225||$225||$1,500 - $2,000||$0||5 nights|
|Jan. 30 2013 - Feb. 6 2016
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms. 2-4 guests
|Jan. 30 2013 - Feb. 6 2016
3 bedroom/3 bathroom. 5-6 guests
|Jan. 30 2013 - Feb. 6 2016
4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. 7-8 guests
|All Other Dates||$225||$225||$1,500||-||5 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Damage deposit - $750 - Security Deposit
- Tax rate - 16% of rental - Tax
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Your very own tropical paradise!
A stay on Treasure Beach was unlike anything I've ever experienced..I've always dreamt of going back in time to a beautiful Caribbean destination before tourism hit..Before beaches became packed..Before all of the noise came in..Just being able to experience the Caribbean and having it virtually to myself has become a quest of mine. I found it all at the Coral House on Treasure Beach..
Even better, you get to experience all of this in a beautiful home with amazing people nearby making 100% sure every need you might have is met and exceeded. This is truly a place away from it all to unplug and relax..You take large planes, small planes, and boats to find it. There is no town within walking distance..Boats or Kayaks get you there.
The home is more impressive than the photos. Beautiful Vaulted ceilings and wood floors..A Beautiful modern kitchen with everything you need. Air conditioning in all rooms if you need it, and an amazing deck with amazing views which includes hummingbirds. You have your own beach with chairs and hammocks..A 2 level dock 10 feet away where you can jump in the water and have great snorkeling, or just use to relax on and stargaze. You have Kayaks onsite..Paddleboards to rent nearby.. You have amazing uninhabited Cays nearby to explore..Also make sure to wander around inhabited Pigeon Cay for another unforgettable experience...If you're a diver (or snorkeler), the best dive company in the world, Utila Cays Diving, will pick you up at your dock every morning and drop you off after. If you're a foodie, google Chez Lola Utila and discover your new greatest meal ever. They'll pick you up and drop you off too. Onsite, you will instantly love Trish, Dave, and Chef Peter..Trish and Dave were amazing in organizing everything prior to my trip and always there during if I needed anything. The same for Peter and he's also an excellent Chef!! He wants to cook for you! I know this all sounds too good to be true, so if you don't believe it, you'll be doing me a favor by letting me have the place to myself whenever I want. :) Seriously though, do some research and you'll see that I haven't even begun to describe all that is available to you at the Coral House and the amazing experience that awaits.
Please feel free to ask any questions...
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
Treasure Beach is true paradise. Set your internal clock to island time – Rise with the sun, hear the coconuts fall, the gecko cry, & the Carribean sea hit the sands. Relax, Relax, & Relax some more on the beautiful beaches, the double tiered deck or on the front porch of the beautifully appointed Coral House. Enjoy fresh fish, meet new people, engage the locals, kayak, dive, swim or snorkel. Fall asleep to the ocean. Wake and Repeat. When you come to Utila, your shoulders immediately fall. Less is definitely more here. Take in the true beauty of the island. Soak up what the delightful caretakers (Dave, Trish & Peter) have to offer when it comes to marine life, Honduras, their island, plants, birds…everything Utila! They are a wealth of knowledge and are happy to share with you what puts a smile on their face every single day. If you come here prepared to be wowed by the simplicity of it all then you won’t be disappointed. The Coral House is stylishly decorated and has everything you need. Don’t bother bringing a lot of clothes…you won’t need them. A swimsuit, shorts and flipflops are about as fancy as you get. If you need to do laundry, a machine is there. Commit to a regimen of bug spray in the am and pm and suffer you won’t! Dave, Trish & Peter will get provisions for you and pretty much do anything in their power to make sure your stay is as comfortable and meaningful as possible! Visit the Cays for fresh fish – Peter will take you a tour you won’t forget. He'll even cook for you! Spend a day in town where everyone knows Dave. Pick Trish’s brain about conservation efforts and the locals. Meet Sebastian & Lola of Chez Lola’s…their dinners are amazing! Dive with Bogdan and Katherine of Utila Cays Diving…top notch experts! Most of all…enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Treasure Beach and enjoy the wonderful people you'll soon call friends. Open the doors of the Coral House and take it all in – Paradise is all around you! We’ve only been home 2 weeks and are longing for our return – it can’t come soon enough!
Response from TREASURE BEACH - 05/22/2013
thank you so much for the kind review, its made our day! we look forward to hosting you again soon.
A Real Get away and Escape
Looking for some serious R&R;, the idea of getting away from it all was what appealed to me about the Coral House. The possibility of swimming with whale sharks and dolphins just sealed the deal. As it turned out, every step towards Coral House is one step further away from the rat race and another towards Shangri La.
The process of renting a private home was foreign to me but David and Trish made it simple. In fact, everything about this trip was different and in a way an adventure. From flying in a tiny 5 seat plane, to sitting in the back of a old pick up truck (the taxi), and to taking an open boat to the house, it was all new to me. You can rest assure however that David and Trish can take care of everything for you. From booking the plane to provisioning the house. They are a magical couple.
Coral House sits by the sea and it has beautiful views of the cays, the caribbean sea, and the mountains of Honduras' mainland. No need for a T.V. since the changing scenery is dramatic enough. Having the beach in your front yard and the jungle in the back only means that the wildlife won't come from touristy bars and excessive alcohol. Instead, you are welcomed by the beautiful flora and fauna of wild coconut trees, noni trees, forbidden fruit, humming birds, eagle rays, majestic barracudas, evening bats, and too much more to mention. Being this close to nature means there are bug issues to consider. Wearing lightweight long sleeves and pants go a long way to protecting yourself from the bugs and the sun.
The house itself highlights one of Honduras' main export...wood. The floors, custom counters, and walls are of polished local hardwood and the rooms are spacious. Each of the bedrooms have an ensuite bathroom and open to a view of the sea. The open kitchen layout meant that one is never without a sea view and was well appointed. Despite the wonderful interior, we spent most of our time on the gorgeous wrap around porch where we had all of our meals. The only decision we made in the mornings was whether to enjoy our morning coffee meeting the morning sunrise on the dock or to walk the secluded beach.
You would think that being in a remote area that one would get bored. We found ourselves rather busy however scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, exploring the cays, beach combing, kayaking and trekking in the jungle. There is even a fine dining establishment just a short boat ride away.
I found my Shangri La in Coral House on Treasure Beach. I would go back again in a heart beat.
Response from TREASURE BEACH - 05/15/2013
wow what a lovely review, thank you so much
New Orleans, Louisiana
Luxury & Relaxation at it's Best!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at The Coral House on Treasure Beach. Without question this small stretch of beach is the finest on the island. From the moment we arrived we were taken care of and always felt like we were in good hands and not once did we ever feel unsafe.
Although the house is somewhat remote, getting around was easy and the restaurants/shops in the cays were very handy if we needed more rum/beer/food. You could get there easily via the provided kayak. Dave & Trish were absolutely amazing. Very attentive and there if you needed them, but always respected your privacy. All of their recommendations were spot on.
We are not divers - so we weren't really sure what to expect of Utila - but quickly found there was plenty for us to get into. For the first few days we couldn't pull ourselves off of the daybeds on the porch. The reef and water are beautiful - the dock is the perfect entry point for some of the best snorkeling we've seen. We found the reef creatures to be most active in the morning and saw a very large ray, barracuda, beautiful fan corals and fish of every shape and size - all right in front of the house!! We also had a chance to go to Water Cay with our awesome neighbors from the Pineapple House - some incredible snorkeling on the south side of the island there as well. We saw a huge school of large fish and a couple of Lion Fish as well.
We were very lucky to have such great people all around and made some new friends. A must is dinner at Chez Lola... such a unique experience. Chef Peter also made us dinner at the house and what a treat! That man can cook!
Overall we couldn't have asked for more. The house was perfect and just steps from the crystal clear water. We enjoyed the breeze that swept through when we opened all the doors but had the luxury of aC when we wanted it. The finishes and decorations are contemporary and tasteful and the house was equipped with everything one could need.
What a vacation to remember! If you are looking for a slow pace and place to decompress - look no further.
Amazing trip, amazing place, amazing people, amazing snorkeling.
Every island is different, and there’s so much to say about this one…
quick pluses -- Wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable on-site property managers Dave and Trish. Remote, quiet place. Interesting people (locals and expats). Wonderful snorkeling.
Quick minuses -- As the owner will let you know before you sign, it’s remote. To go most places, you’ll need Dave or Trish to give you a ride in their boat, though that was always easy. Honduras is a developing country, and you need to be alert when traveling, though at the house we felt quite safe. Last… bugs.
The house is one of several in a row at the far end of Utila. Fairly sparse. A lot of expats from the us and elsewhere. Just offshore (swimming distance if you’re braver than me) are several cays with hundreds of folks living on them. Be sure to visit the cays, inhabited and not.
Snorkeling: We usually ask about snorkel tours when in the Caribbean, but the snorkeling just off the end of the dock was great and we were happy to skip going offshore. We did take one day trip to Water Cay and recommend that. Great corals (elkhorn especially, plus soft corals), nice parrotfish, a mellow barracuda, one ray -- and we lucked out and saw a reef octopus!
Bugs: At dusk and dawn, they were bad. Locals swear by baby oil applied with bug-off. The house had some good bug dope, and we brought some. Don’t skimp. Some people found the bites very itchy.
Wifi: There’s a slow 2G (?) connection, and the wifi may not reach you. Don’t count on more than quick email checks.
Planning your trip:
• If seeing whale sharks is important to you, check the season.
• Dave and Trish have a travel agent who can arrange travel from Honduras airports -- small planes or ferry (we liked both).
• Tour books say everyone on Utila speaks English. Not quite; brush up on tourist Spanish.
• Some tour books say everyone on Utila takes us Dollars. Not quite; for courtesy and convenience, get some Honduran lempiras (“lemps” in some circles).
• Dave and Trish will offer to stock the house with provisions from a list they’ll send. Take the up on it; prices are decent for an island and you’ll save a trip to town. But do go into town some time!
• Don’t plan too much what you’ll do when you arrive. Ask Dave and Trish about everything -- snorkeling, restaurants, market days, kayaking, visiting the cays off the shore.
• Once you’ve booked, ask Dave and Trish what small thing you can bring for them -- from us, they requested some Starbucks decaf, and like all island folks they appreciate help in getting things which are hard to find locally.
We found Dave and Trish to be more like hosts than property managers. They’re active in local goings on, and have a lot to share, both inside tips about local politics and people and great recommendations for how to spend your time.
London, United Kingdom
We had the most amazing time at the Coral House. It is a truly stunning home designed by the owner, for the owner - this shows in the level of detail and the clever use of the landscape to allow for the very best views and a sense of bringing the 'inside-in'.
The beach was very private with great snorkelling over the reef, panoramic views and star gazing from the top of the jetty, and wonderful cushioned day beds to while away the hours on the verandah.
David and Trish (who manage the property) were absolutely fabulous. A huge (and very overdue) thanks to them for being so helpful (and yet never intrusive). We loved sharing a few beers with them as we battened down the hatches for a storm (I guess that's one thing they couldn't fix!). We would recommend doing the same; they were welcoming hosts, very clever people with a wealth of local knowledge and history, and incredibly warm.
Stock up on food and beer for your whole stay and factor in island costs
Bring ample supplies of Deet (though the house had a supply for emergencies)
Consider your bank charges/deposit means carefully to avoid unnecessary charges
On a clear night head up to the jetty for an amazing view of the Milky Way.
Ps... We are so sorry this review is so delayed. I guess we were just far too relaxed when we got home!!
New York City, New York
The Coral House is a lovely Island style beach house on a secluded beach where the reef reaches the shore. We snorkeled every day right out front in crystal clear, warm waters where we saw many, many species including tarpon, tuna and eagle rays. There was a lobster tucked into the coral who popped out to warn us to stay away! Our trips to the cayes with Dave to buy fish gave us a little peek at the lives of natives of the cayes living a life from the sea, with beauty and dignity. Dave and Trish, the managers, made sure we had access to the amenities of the south shore and cayes which includes the most fantastic dinner experience at Chez Lola and the incomparable Bogdon, owner of Utila Cays Diving.
If you want luxury on a sparsly populated beach, dinner and diving experiences of a lifetime, the Coral House is for you.
Bemidji, Minnesota, United States
Perfect Get-Away House
Never having been to Utila before, we were not sure what to expect of the location, house or area. We were pleasantly suprised by all three! The house is as described, although we did not look at the downstairs bedroom/bath as we had only 4 people. Each room has a view of the Carribean and the kitchen/living area is open and airy. We opened the doors daily to let the outside in and found the breeze to be adequate for keeping cool (and they have the best blender of any house we've rented to date, it didn't smoke or burn up with those huge ice cubes). Dave and Trish (caretakers) were amazingly accomodating, literally available whenever you need them, yet not in your face all the time or in your business! And their knowledge of the creatures both in and out of the sea was helpful, informative and educational. They only added to our wonderful memories of the vacation and to the colorful character of the area and home. Snorkeling is truly excellent right off the dock and Lola's is a must experience restaurant. Yes, the sand flies were horrible, but dilligent oil or Skin So Soft application kept them from biting. Those in our party who did not do that suffered, be warned. We never return to the same area twice, but this time we are seriously considering. Very private, serene and peaceful vacation, not for the "tourists" who want to be entertained all day and night.
Best time ever spent with friends and family!
A group of ten family and friends stayed at the Coral House and the Lavender House. It was heaven!!! Everyone in the group had a wonderful time. The houses are lovely, comfortable and beautiful. Plenty of room to get together and to find some quiet time too. Kitchens were great for us chefs. The beach and reef are beautiful and provide hours of snorkeling swimming and drinking on the dock! Dave and Trish were friendly, helpful and very accomodating. We wanted for nothing! Be aware that this is a slightly remote spot and you are not going to be walking to town. It is perfect situation to truly relax and enjoy where you are and who you are with.