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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Roatan, Bay Islands

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Marilyn S
Kimball, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“10 Days of Absolute Paradise!”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My husband & I spent 10 days at Lara's Dream in February and loved every minute of it! From the moment we arrived and were warmly greeted by Leonora, to the flowers she left us on the table as a greeting, and all the amazing activities in-between, we absolutely loved the setting!

The location on the beach is a nice private area, with unbeatable snorkeling just a short walk/swim to the reef (we snorkeled every day and saw tons of beautiful fish and coral), stunning sunsets, fun water toys to use at our disposal, and such friendly neighbors!

Mr Herbie Jackson, one of the nearby neighbors, was such a sweet man and he took us for a fun afternoon of fishing but, even more spectacular, he hurried over to let us know there were Pilot Whales just beyond the reef and he took us out in his small boat to behold that amazing site!!

Leonora's husband, Mike, very kindly took us to see Ms Viola, an 82 year old former island mid-wife, who makes scrumptious coconut bread and casava cakes in her brick oven outside, and shared with us many interesting stories of her life and the island.

Lara's Dream is really in just the perfect location for those who are looking for a vacation in a tropical setting, but a bit away from the more touristy, busy beaches. It was so peaceful and relaxing, and the wrap-around deck was perfect for our morning breakfasts and coffee, and for viewing the sunsets in the evening.

Should we return to Roatan, and we likely will, Lara's Dream would be one of our top choices for accommodations!

One last comment--Laraine, the owner of Lara's Dream, is fantastic to work with on the details of the planning and follow-up!

We are beyond pleased!!

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Liked best: The proximity to the water and the reef
Liked least: Would have liked more
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Sherman, Illinois
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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Liked best: Proximity to the water
Liked least: Cottage was EXTREMELY hot when we first got there. After an hour or so of having the windows open and fans on fixed it, but it was very hard to unpack and get settled.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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trimike68
Rogersville, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Wonderful, relaxing, beachfront house!”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in June 2014
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We took our summer getaway to Roatan and stayed in Lara's Dream! It was a fantastic place and Leonora was an amazing help to us. The house is in a quiet, and beautiful location. It is convenient to West end restaurants and activities, and easy to get in and out of as you explore the island. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure that our 15th anniversary trip was beautiful and peaceful.

Stay in Lara's Dream and it will become your dream as well.

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Liked best: Location!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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Marian C
Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful House in a Wonderful Country”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
5
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We stayed at Lara's Dream over the holidays. What a wonderful house and the property manager Leonora is professional, helpful, and a wonderful person who assisted us always with a smile. We wanted a place to ourselves on the beach and that is what we received. The house is cute - the main level is storage and laundry. The upper level consists of a bedroom, bath, kitchen, dining room and living room. Wood floors and vaulted wood ceilings. The wrap around porch was accessible from the bedroom, dining room or living room. A hammock is right off the bedroom on the deck. Very cozy and private. We are seasoned travelers so we are accustom to having a resident dog adopt us for the week - she was a nice dog - and the sound of dogs barking. Some reviews noted dogs barking and there was some but not so much that it ruined our stay and you have to expect these things in another country. There are a few places you can walk to for dinner and entertainment. The Beach Grill is one - the food and service was great. I met Lisa - the owner - while walking one morning and she is a lovely person who borrowed me some sugar. One warning - bring bug spray as the sand fleas are relentless. We went scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling - wanted to do more but we ran out of time. When we come back to Roatan - we sill definitely stay at Lara's Dream.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Budgal102...
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Our best anniversary vacation ever.”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
4
people found this review helpful

We went to Roatan for our anniversary on a recommendation from a friend without really knowing what to expect. We booked Lara's Dream based on these reviews and WOW! We really hit the lottery. The house is perfectly situated on the beach and perfectly situated on the island. It's Away from the hustle of west end but close enough for a $3 taxi to all that west end has to offer. The pics and description of the house on the web do no justice. When you pull up and see it and then are greeted by the property manager with a warm smile and handshake, the house TRUELY sucks you in. Laraine covered every detail. We fully enjoyed the house and all it has to offer and all that's included. And we fully enjoyed the sea, sun, and entire island via dirt bike rental which I highly recommend for an experienced motorcycle rider. Laraine goes overboard to make it an easy, safe, affordable, personal and welcoming vacation experience... There were fresh cut flowers waiting for us cuz it was our anniversary... But please don't expect that... I think it was just because we were special. ;-) We will be back and we hope you go...

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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robertR69...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful place, totally relaxing, Lara's Dream is just like the photographs!”
Reviewed 5 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014

The Island is beautiful, Lara's Dream is very comfortable, and Leonora, the property manager, could not have been more helpful. After a day on the beach, sitting on the deck with a cold drink watching the sun set is the perfect end to the day. There are a number of restaurants within a short walking distance, and although taxis are inexpensive and the local bus service is perfectly safe, I regret not hiring a car to explore more.

What did I like least? The humidity, but it's a small disadvantage compared to all the positives.

An unforgettable experience, one I can thoroughly recommend.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
27 Mar 2014
We're so pleased you had a good time and liked the house and location as much as we do. Thanks for the tip to include the phone number for pizza delivery in the 'cheat sheet'. They weren't open (under new ownership) when I was there last, but that'll be another convenient option for guests, so will certainly do that when I can. Looking forward to you returning for another visit. Best regards, Laraine
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