$201 / night
Total guests, Nights

Utila 4 Time Award Winner for Top Rental! – Home 3840261 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Utila 4 Time Award Winner for Top Rental! – Home 3840261

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Situated within the Bay Islands of Honduras, Utila has long been known as the "secret" of the Caribbean... but a secret we happily share with our guests!

Laguna Vista is a the only vacation rental on the entire island that provides you not only the privacy you need from your work a day world in a fully found 2 bedroom home away from home, but also your own private swimming pool, Jacuzzi, champa, and bar that will allow you to rejuvenate your spirits.

Privacy is the standard at Laguna Vista. Located on a quiet private road just two minutes from the Main Street, Laguna Vista is for the discerning traveler.

After being met at your point of entry, you will be escorted by your hosts to Laguna Vista. Just a short drive and you will find yourself entering the property where a welcome drink will be prepared for you. Upon entering the private drive, you'll be treated to a one of a kind view on Utila! The custom pool, champa, and landscaped grounds are a refreshingly welcoming sight following your travels to Utila.

The Rental:

At the pools edge is the private entry into your home with two bedrooms, both with queen sized beds, two bathrooms , ample, locking closet space, air conditioners, ceiling fans and upgraded linens inviting you to relax in style. A bright and airy living area complete, with flat panel cable television with Roku in place, DVD player, and a custom built sofa bed suitable for small children offers comforts seldom found in the island's rental market. The residence is also complete with a full size kitchen, including all the accoutrements needed to prepare everything from a quick microwave snack to a gourmet meal from the grill top or from the oven.

The Grounds:

Just a step outside of your door is the sweet water pool for your exclusive use; Laguna Vista boasts a free form, custom designed and built swimming pool for your pleasure. Designed by your hosts and built by Watermania, the premier swimming pool construction company in Central America (with 58 awards for outstanding design and construction), this is a pool built to enjoy. A grand staircase allows for graceful entry into the pool even with a cool beverage in your hand. With a standard depth throughout allowing any and all to wander about, this is a social area unsurpassed in Utila vacation rentals. Benches designed into the walls are perfect for conversation gathering points, with one including Jacuzzi jets for a simulating back massage at your pleasure. A waterfall adds the pleasing sound of relaxation to complete your experience. Have a desire for more? Just a step from the pool and you are in a custom Jacuzzi with seating for up to six adults. When you're ready to step out and dry off, you can sit in the comfort of a private champa at the water’s edge that shields you not only from the sun, but is perfect for anything from quiet reading time to a jovial atmosphere or even for a private party. The champa, with a non-skid terra cotta floor, has indirect lighting, ceiling fans, flow through ventilation, and plenty of seating to provide after pool enjoyment. If you desire, a private bar can be set up in a matter of minutes for your convenience or to entertain should you have guests.

Your onsite hosts, Tony and Jo, with their well known and established track record of top notch hospitality and attention to detail have now brought their focus to Laguna Vista, transforming it into the place to be for those looking for something more than ordinary.

Your hosts are pleased able to provide you with an array of activities to fill those hours you might want to leave the grounds. Should you like to spend an afternoon horseback riding, pick and delivery to and from Red Ridge Riding Stables is a phone call away. Personal use ATV's, scooters, or golf carts can be arranged and be waiting for you upon your arrival. If you prefer to sit back and let others transport you, let Laguna Vista arrange for a private yacht to take you to the outer islands for a once in a lifetime diving experience. If you prefer a larger view of the surroundings allow us to call for a Robinson 44 Helicopter operated by a 25 year veteran pilot to carry you in comfort above the waves giving you a perfect overview of this Caribbean jewel that is Utila. This helicopter, or other private aircraft, can be arranged to pick you up at your point of entry into Honduras as well, should this be your desire.

For the immediate needs to make your visit more pleasant, consider that should you choose to prepare your own meals, groceries can be delivered. Should a romantic Five Course meal served beneath the pool side champa fulfill a desire you might have? A highly recognized retired professional chef is available to turn that desire into a reality. If a relaxing, professional, massage is in order, look no further; a certified massage therapist can be booked at hourly rates.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Ask about pets

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking

Getting around

We can arrange any transportation you need. Happy to get you quotes for golf carts, ATV's, etc. We can also have them ready and available for you when you arrive at the ferry dock or airport. The house has a local phone to call tuk tuk's, restaurants, etc.

Interaction with guest

We are here to available if you need us! The amount of interaction is totally up to you!


This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We provide 25 kw of power per day. This is more than adequate to get you easily through your stay if you remember to turn lights, fans and A/C's off when you aren't using them or you leave the house. Power usage above the allotted amount are the responsibility of the renter at a cost of $0.40 per kw.


About the owner

Mark P.
Calendar last updated:
23 May 2022
Years listed:
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Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





42 reviews

Very Good

“We really did not want to leave Utila and Laguna Vista and highly recommend this place for your stay in Utila.”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2020

We have been to the island twice and stayed at Laguna Vista both times. We went with two kids 7 & 9 years old. The accommodations were perfect; a very clean, beautiful and comfortable get away on… More

“Laguna Vista- A little slice of paradise”

Reviewed 4 Feb 2017

Tony and Jo's condo Laguna Vista is truly a slice of paradise. The pool and champa with the tiki bar are perfect for lounging on the hot sunny days. The condo is about a 10 minute walk into town … More

“Best island vacation ever”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2017

We just loved Laguna Vista. It was close to everything, and we walked everywhere. However, it was far enough that all the noise and buzz of the main street was not heard at all. Jo & Tony were am… More

Response from the owner It was a pleasure hosting you and your family at Laguna Vista and getting to know you! We'll be in touch regularly and look forward to your next visit to Utila!

“Perfect Place for the fours of us!”

Reviewed 21 Nov 2016

My husband, myself, along with my Older in laws had a great stay. It was nice and quiet, away from the hustle bustle of town. The pool was fabulous and right out the front door. The in laws were older… More

Response from the owner It was our pleasure to host you! (and seeing a 92 year old gentleman doing laps in the pool was inspiring!) We are always pleased to have Utila's South Shore residents come in and visit with us. We look forward seeing you again ~


Reviewed 10 Oct 2016

Awesome place, great and very friendly hosts. Very clean. The pool is only a few steps away from the door which makes it perfect for when you just want to jump in. The hosts live on the second floor w… More

Response from the owner It's always a pleasure to host small groups at Laguna Vista, and we look forward to having you back~

“Paradise within the paradise”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2016

I've been several times to the island and I've had my share of good and bad experiences when it comes to accomodations. I've stayed in pretty much every type of accomodation available o… More

Response from the owner We're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Laguna Vista! We do strive to provide a setting that is above the normal for our guests and we look forward to hosting you again in the future!

“trés bel endroit”

Reviewed 28 Feb 2016

Vraiment belle villa avec deux grandes chambres et deux salles de bains, cuisine équipée avec vraiment tout. Superbe piscine pour vraiment se relaxer. Très bien.

“Best Hosts Ever!”

Reviewed 23 Mar 2015

From the moment we landed on Utila Tony and Jo were the hosts with the most! We arrived tired and grimy from over 24hrs of travel and were greeted with a warm welcome and big hugs. They loaded us an… More

“Great Stay”

Reviewed 20 Mar 2015

We loved it here. Great stay. Great house/pool. Great people! Thanks Tony and Jo for being so hospitiable and making our trip so easy!

“Best place in Utila, hands down!”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2015

There were 6 of us at Laguna Vista. Tony and Jo are simply the best hosts! They are very friendly and were more than helpful getting us whatever we needed. The entire space (inside and outside) was cl… More

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Send Mark (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Mark the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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