Nestled above a private cove beach ( locally called a “keyhole”) on the South shore of the tropical island of Roatan, L’Alizé enjoys both a constant sea breeze and a dramatic view of the Caribbean every day of the year. L’Alizé derives its name from the French word for African trade winds, (alizés) which flow East to West during the warmest months of the year. These dramatic winds account for a such a surprising cooling effect on the hottest days that it quickly becomes clear why Roatan’s earliest settlements established themselves on the South side of the island where these winds rarely fail to cool and refresh.
L’Alize was built by one of Roatan’s premier builders in 2009. The building techniques and materials reflect attention to detail and quality construction. Beautiful workmanship, and maximization of views and sea breezes, remind one that this exquisite home was built to be enjoyed year round by the builder himself.
In 2011 the new and current homeowners renovated the lower level of L’Alize and added a guest house in the same quality construction and style as the original home. Guests can enjoy having extended family or friends fill all 5 rooms with plenty of extra space. There are 3 kitchens, 2 living areas, spacious decks and a patio and pool.
In 2014 L'Alize was awarded the distinction of a luxury destination for Homeaway’s Luxury Rentals site, by Andrew Harper, a leading luxury travel company TM, . Only two of Roatan's vacation rental properties have qualified for this prestigious rating (see luxury.homeaway.com).
Included in the rate is light daily housekeeping and airport pick up. If you would like some or all your meals prepared by our capable cook just let us know. Many of our guests love not having to cook all week. You may even be surprised at how much money it saves you to let a local do the shopping for your meals.
L’Alizé, is spaciously laid out to maximize the 3500 sq/ft., with a large master bedroom and master bath complete with double shower. The 3rd floor guest room enjoys a spectacular view with a private deck and large bath. The second floor great room completes the open island ambiance with kitchen, living and dining room occupying the entire second level. Grabbing all the attention upon entering this room, the stunning Caribbean ocean view leads the eye through the ample, and comfortably furnished covered deck, overlooking turquoise waters to the mainland of Honduras. A pretty half bath is conveniently located on this level.
L'Alize is rented as a 4 bedroom home and is never rented to more than one party. If you party is 4 or less we offer a discount, but you will never share the home with anyone. The first floor addition can be perfectly autonomous with its own kitchen 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living area which overlooks an equally stunning view of the pool, patio and the Caribbean. This is great for 2 families traveling together or to give space to extended families.
This first level has a living area has comfortable furniture and opens to the pool. There is wireless internet on this floor too now with a tv /dvd and and speakers to enjoy music The main living room has Apple TV which allows you to enjoy many of the shows you like.
Guest House: The guesthouse is a separate building located on the North side of the home. This perfect little cottage has a double bed with travertine floors, granite counters and a private bath and kitchen. It does not have air conditioning but two very effective fans and the breezes just blow through this island style home. The guesthouse can be rented additionally for $250/wk. It is not rented alone.
A van is available for rent to our guests ($150/wk). It is handy for going shopping or eating in any of the nearby fine restaurants in West Bay or West End.
Nestled in a pristine wildlife retreat that exhibits a wide spectrum of eco systems, L’Alize only gets more stunning as you leave the home for a walk or run along the iron-shore. From mangroves to volcanic iron-shore and ancient coral, this nature walk is worth the effort. Mangrove canopy tunnels and the pristine keyholes are sure to delight observers as they wind their way on the nature trail leading to Pirates Cove. Of all the features that make this home a sanctuary from the pressures of busy lives, the one that sooths the soul best, is the unspoiled habitat that surrounds L’Alize. Two tandem Kayaks (each seat 3 average persons) are available for out guests. (see picture) Let these Kayaks glide you to sights few have seen as they make their way past the uninhabited iron shore.
Whether seeking sanctuary from a pressure filled life or celebrating the beginning of a new life with your special someone, L’Alizé offers adventure or relaxation, luxury and privacy, unspoiled nature and plenty of nearby activities to suit all tastes.
Call 228 447 0304 for more information on this exquisite beachfront home on Roatan.
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Minimum stay varies by time of year
Cleaning fee of $100 add to reservations less than 6 days....Read more
L'Alizé: Luxury Beachfront, in West Bay West Bay, Roatan
Additional Location Information
Secluded yet minutes away from restaurants and diverse island communities. L'Alize is perched above a private cove with it's own peaceful beach, surrounded by lush tropical forest and looking out across a wide expanse of the Caribbean to the wild mountains of the mainland.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Juan Manuel Galvez Airport, 11.99 miles Nearest ferry port: Roatan Ferry port, 14.98 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on April 18, 2015
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Left on 03/18/2015 for a stay in March 2015 | reyguz83Reviewed Mar 18, 2015Stayed Mar 2015
I just got back from spending a week at L'alize in Roatan and had an amazing time! We were a group of friends in our 30's that live throughout the US and met in Roatan for our annual vacation together. The house was well kept and as advertised in the photos. We elected to have Olga cook her famous meals, and that was one of the best decisions we made for this trip. Coming home to a nice warm meal was great after a day of scuba diving and beach going.
The keyhole beach was not very swim friendly due to the waves this time of year but definitely great to hang out and lounge around. The house is about 5-10 min car ride to West Bay and about 20 minutes from West End making the location very desirable.
All in all a great vacation, I hope to return soon with my family as the home would be great for a family getaway. Special thanks to the property manager Tish; Olga & Eddie who look after the property. Read more
We appreciate that you took the time to share some highlights of your recent trip to Roatan and specifically L’Alizé. As the person most likely to plan meals in my family, I have to agree with you that a vacation is not complete without a respite from cooking, and Olga makes it so easy. I have worked with Olga over the years so she might be an added perk for our guests, but I have discovered that her cooking completes my vacations so well that I wouldn’t think of cooking all our meals ever again.
I identified with your observation about the waves in the keyhole being so tossed that you didn’t swim, yet its beauty and serenity drew friends together. This is one of the features that most attracted our family to L’Alizé. The connection with nature on the South Shore makes one think of the first settlers on Roatan of nearly 150 years ago. This wind swept shore invites you to explore the unusual rock formations and caves imagining how early settlers survived.
So little has changed in this little spot. Yet one is also close to the peaceful calm waters and broad beaches of West Bay Beach (just 1 mile) , with tourists visiting from all over the world, to see these world class beaches.
From the pristine wildness of the South shore directly in front of L’Alizé, to the activities on the popular beaches, everyone finds something they can look forward to. Thanks for sharing this review. We would be delighted if you could come back with your family.
"For the best stay, book L'Alize"
Left on 08/30/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | Jac3238Reviewed Aug 30, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
I vacationed at L'Alize with a group of friends in August 2014. Upon arrival, the property was very clean and inviting. The owners were amicable and provided detailed instructions regarding the features of the house. I stayed in the upstairs twin bedroom which was equipped with all essentials- bedding, towels and soap/shampoo. The connecting balcony was ideal for admiring the sunrise/sunset as well as providing a private and relaxing reading environment. One of my favorite features of L'Alize was the patio pool that overlooks the surrounding jungle and ocean. The keyhole beach access is a short scenic walk through the back property. I appreciated the available snorkeling kits provided by L'Alize which enabled me to explore coral reefs of Roatan. My friends and I were fortunate to utilize the services of a personal cook who prepared authentic Honduran cuisine which accentuated my overall experience. My only complaint was the high grade of the driveway which was almost too steep for our rental scooters and mopeds. The connecting road at the top of the driveway is not ideal for hailing a taxi, so a car or scooter is recommended to guests for utmost mobility. The nearest restaurant and convenient store is about a 7 or 8 minute drive away, much too far to walk. Overall, my stay on Roatan proved to be one of my most memorable vacations to date. It was the best atmosphere to spend time and catch up with my best friends. I would love to return to Roatan and L'Alize sometime in the future.
Left on 03/13/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 13, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
The house is exactly as the pictures you see, a great place for a family or a group of friends. The coordinator, Tish, welcomed us, walked us thru the house and was helpful in activities we wanted to do. The family who cooked for us (also cleaned the house) was an absolute joy. Very affordable and very, very good! The views are wonderful, the private cove is a treasure for kayaker's and snorkeling. Don't forget the deet and if you rent a vehicle other than the owners, be sure it has horsepower!
Left on 02/24/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | DoniReviewed Feb 24, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
From the minute we decided to book L'Alize until we boarded the plane to leave Roatan we were given top notch service. Our pre-trip planning was a breeze and we had tons of help from the owner and manager. Upon arrival we were met at the airport and taken to the local grocery store to stock up on supplies. From the store it was about a 20-minute ride to L'Alize. Thankfully the house came with a van because the walk out to the road is steep!. We were given a tour of the house by Tish (the manager) and introduced to Olga, Edie, and their family (our caretakers, cooks, and concierge). The house is as described, perhaps even better, and pictures can not show how truly amazing it is. From the second you walk through the door you are preoccupied with the incredible view out every window. We spent a great deal of time on the decks but there were nights we had to eat inside because the breeze could be a bit much. However, waking up in the morning in the master suite is unbelievable! The breeze rolls through the room, the sound of the ocean is in the distance (along with a rooster), and you can lay in bed and watch the sunrise as cruise ships pass by. The kitchen is very well stocked and it was easy to cook for our large group (12 total). There are stairs everywhere at L'Alize and you must conquer a fair amount of them to get to the beaches. Both beaches are decent and Edie attempts to keep them clean but a fair deal of trash can wash in each night. The surf was a bit much for snorkeling for most our group but it was possible. The main beach in front of the house is next to the caretaker's house but the second beach (a 10 minute walk) is quite secluded. You are between West Bay and West End and both are easy to reach (we spent the majority of our time between the two). South Shore Zipline is a very short ride from the house (You will pass it daily). We ended up spending $140 for gas but we were constantly on the move. You will not be sorry if you stay Read more
Thank you for this thoughtful review.
The van we offer guests to rent, is practical for going between the nearby beaches, (West Bay 1 mile , West End 6 miles) but is a bit of a gas guzzler (12m/gal) for longer distances. Added to this is the reality that gas on the island is around $5.
If one plans to do a lot of site seeing on the island you can hire a driver (Orsy our driver does this as well). This takes much of the stress out of traveling around on the tortuous island roads. With Orsy you don’t need to know exact direction because Orsy knows all the cool places on the island and he has a nice spacious van (Seats 13).
The other option for getting around on the island is Econo rental car. They have late model cars which are fuel efficient and fun to drive, but most are standard transmission. They cost around $350 /wk but you will save on gas.
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Left on 02/05/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 5, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
I had a group of 6 that stayed in the house. It was my 30th b day and this house just made it that much more special! We all had more than the space we needed! The people who looked after the house were unbelievably nice...maid service came everyday. The maintenance guy cut us fresh coconuts while we were down enjoying the amazing keyhole beach! We didn't take out the kayaks because we enjoyed snorkeling so much and we could just walk out of our privet beach. Water was rough for the first few days but when the wind shifted out of the north super smooth! No need really for the air conditioning we just left all the doors open and had a great breeze all day. Even in the rooms it never got hot. I will tell you one thing be (sure) and bring bug spray the best you can find I suggest the closest to 100% deet!!! Being the only one who got attacked all over my body you don't want to experience it! And put it on with everything you do! Going to town, sitting on the porch, going to walk on the beach everything you do!!! We will defiantly be back! You really can't go wrong with Vrbo!
Left on 01/29/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | SMReviewed Jan 29, 2014Stayed Jan 2014
Just got back from our trip - my 5 brothers & sisters and their spouses stayed here for a week (10 in all). The house has views that make you want to wake up early everyday. Lots of steps (we are all in late 50's & 60's) but we had no problems and go some much needed exercise. There is staff on site if you need them and we had 6 meals prepared by Olga - she is a very good cook. We had beignets for breakfast and really good chicken/rice/beans for dinners. The beach is in close walking distance and there is a trail to another keyhole beach just minutes away. The house is very private but just a short distance to town. We had the use of a van which made it so easy for taking short jaunts. All in all we had a wonderful time and would recommend this place to anyone - especially divers.
Left on 11/26/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Kim & JeanReviewed Nov 26, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
My wife and I plus our daughter her husband and our grandchildren had a most relaxing stay in Roatan. We were met by the grounds keeper and his family upon arriving. They were very helpful and interesting to talk to. We settled in quickly and enjoyed everything about our accommodations. Location was great, making it easy to get to anywhere on the island. The pool and private beach were favorite places to hang out. We snorkeled a lot, swam and relaxed. We couldn't ask for a better vacation.
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 29, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We stayed at L'Alize for a family vacation and it was just what we needed. The accommodations were perfect with plenty of room for the couples and for the the children. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed and we enjoyed eating out on the patio in the morning with a gorgeous view. The kids were entertained with the pool and we were also able to tour island. The staff were very helpful. Would recommend buying groceries on the way there as it is remote but the privacy and calm and quiet are very worth it.
Left on 05/06/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | SaraReviewed May 6, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
My husband and I are very particular, so when it came to our honeymoon we picked this place because it had room, privacy and beauty. That is exactly what you will get. The island is beautiful, however the vacation was made because of this house and the location. The snorkeling was great right off the key hole. You can hike around, lay on the beach or hang out in the pool. You don't need to bring beach towels and I suggest water shoes for the key holes. Kelly was fabulous. She helped out whenever we needed it. Make sure you stop at the grocery store in Coxan Hole and load up for breakfast and lunches. You are not going to want to leave and there are no full service grocery stores in West Bay or West End. The water at the house is filtered which was great. If I were to come back, I would bring along a smaller soft cooler to take drinks down to the beach more easily. If you get a taxi, ask for Sonja. You will need to rent a car. Unfortunately our car insurance wouldn't cover out of the country so we couldn't rent the van they had at the property but it is easy to rent on the island. She was really sweet. The only negative that we had is the house below has a rooster that tends to crow at 4am and every hour after that. It didn't happen every night but make sure the upstairs patio doors are closed and you will hear him less. I would recommend this house over any of the resorts on the island and to anyone that would be traveling to Roatan. Thank you so much for the memorable honeymoon!
"Absolutely Lovely House and Superb Owners and Management"
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 21, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
A group of us stayed at L'Alize for 10 days. The house is absolutely fantastic, and the pictures are completely accurate. The location is perfect - very close to West Bay Beach but an easy escape from the crowds when necessary. The house is gorgeous and well-appointed and maintained; it had everything we needed to feel at home, including comfortable beds, spacious and well-equipped kitchens and bathrooms, plenty of towels, and a/C in the bedrooms (we didn't even need the a/C with the trade winds coming through - the house is situated perfectly to take advantage of them!). The owner and Kelly (manager) were wonderful - very helpful, very responsive, and very professional. I've rented quite a few properties via various rental sites, and I've always had good experiences, but this experience was the best yet in terms of the quality of the property, its location, and the professionalism and helpfulness of the management. Please don't change a thing!
Tips: Instead of Gumbalimba for monkeys, check out Bodden's Monkey Tour between West End and Sandy Bay (I believe the sign says "Maya Canopy Tours.") It's way less expensive (about $8), and you can actually play with the monkeys. They also have two kinkajous. Also, "Cindy's" (if I recall correctly) in West End has an amazing chicken burrito, and Rotisserie Chicken in West End is also a must. JavaVine in West Bay Mall has very good coffee and pastries, and the Hungry Munkey makes great sandwiches. We found snorkeling to the reef in West Bay easiest in front of Infinity Bay - there seems to be a "channel" of sand there that will take you between the sections of the reef to get out to the deeper parts (instead of winding your way between coral outcroppings just off Tabayana near Black Rock). On a calm day, snorkeling in front of the house is pretty cool, too!
We are looking forward to returning, and I've already recommended this rental to friends and colleagues!
Left on 02/06/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | J+JReviewed Feb 6, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
During our recent stay we found the house the perfect place for getting together with our daughter, son in law and family. Their was plenty of room to sit around in the evenings and the bedrooms were spread out nicely so we never felt a lack of privacy. The mini van was ideal for getting our group of 7 around, and we found the staff very knowledgable and accommodating. The pool was a favorite afternoon gathering spot as well as a great place to cool off! The private beach and grounds seem unspoiled with the lush greenery and wildlife. Clean rooms, a well equipped kitchen, ample eating area along with outdoor verandas overlooking the ocean made the stay very enjoyable. We never got over the view, seeing distant ships on the horizon or the waves crashing in. Hiking, fishing, snorkeling or walking the beach: we never ran out of things to do on the island. But we could just as easily have spent the whole time at L'Alize!
"Quiet and peaceful with breathtaking views and a constant ocean"
Left on 09/27/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Vance and SusanReviewed Sep 27, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Our family very much enjoyed our visit at L'Alize . The house is beautiful with a constant ocean breeze. It is located in a very peaceful, quiet location overlooking the ocean; however, is just a short distance from the shopping, restaurants and beaches of West End and West Bay. Great snorkeling is just a short walk to the beach or you can just walk out the back door and enjoy the pool. The house is tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need. We couldn't have asked for a better location from which to experience the beauty of Roatan for the first time.
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