We had a fabulous stay at Condo Cervantes. While we were trying to decide where to stay in Roatan this property was very intriguing to us however we had read a recent review that was very negative and we were concerned about it so we asked the owner what the condition of the property was currently before we committed to renting it. She assured us that all of the items that were mentioned were taken care of. The patio table on the upper deck off the master bedroom was no longer there. I must admit it would be nice to have some more furniture there but we did have a couple of Adirondack chairs to use to watch the beautiful sunset every night! The kitchen was very well stocked with many dishes, glasses, pots and pans, brand new silverware. There was even baking pans and a mixer. The bathrooms certainly do not need to be gutted, however, we were told they are ready to put all new plumbing in during the next few months. Sometimes the water pressure wasn't what we were used to but everything worked just fine. I guess Roatan has had one of the rainiest seasons in a long time and the roof leak that was mentioned along with the electrical problem were all taken care of. This unit is not on the generator and we were told that up front. The electricity only went off one time during our week stay and it was during the night so it did not interfere with our time there. The location of this unit is definitely the BEST on West Bay Beach as they describe it to be. It is so close to everything but you can stay right there on the beach if you want the privacy and peace and quiet. There is a large BBQ that we cooked on several nights and could not have had a better stay while there. We also hired a cook to come in and prepare our dinner one night. I highly recommend doing this. It was wonderful!! We cannot say enough about the property managers and Tulio that lives right there on the property. Everyone is so nice, friendly and helpful. We highly recommend this property and will definitely be back to visit again next year!!
This condo on Roatan is the best for its location and bang for your buck if you are traveling with some friends. It is a spacious open-concept living situation. You are a short walk (a couple minutes at best) to a very active beautiful beach with plenty of bars and restaurants. But the best thing is, you don’t really need to leave the condo’s beach, as you have your own private beach right in front of you. You can’t go too deep, as seaweed does start to develop, but when you are in the Caribbean, floating in waist deep water is paradise.
Ok, the condo. It is beautiful. We were only 2 families (mom, dad, and a kid toddler each), so my wife and I used the master suite upstairs (amazing view of the ocean for sunset), and the other largest bedroom on the main floor was used by our friends (nice bed with private bathroom). The other room we never used, except for massages, which are around 30 dollars an hour.
Overall, this place is an amazing find for Roatan, as everyone who walked by coming from the main strip asked how we got the place. The cherry on top is if you like snorkeling. Many places along the beach you can swim out, and see beautiful reefs and fish (what Roatan is all about).
I don’t usually return to another place twice as the world to too inviting, but if I had to go back to Roatan, I would contact Debbie (the owner) right away.
The people that support the rental unit are all great, Kevin the property manager and John and Tulio the maintenance man and care taker are awesome. The condo itself needs lots of work. The second floor table on the deck is rusted so bad that I would not take a chance on sitting on any of the chairs for fear of falling thru. The utensils in the kitchen are rusted and should all be replaced. All of the bathrooms should be completely gutted. We did not have a shower head in the main floor bath when we arrived, however John did fix it for us. The taps in the bathroom in the master suit fell out while trying to shower, John came in and did his best to patch up what we had so that we could use it, however the shower is sub par for what you are paying. The roof leaks in the dining room which causes the ceiling lights not to work. When we arrived there was a piece of tape on one of the switches so that we could not use certain lights. During our stay the problem got worse and none of the lights or ceiling fans in the dining area, living room and stairway would work (somewhat of an inconvenience). When you attempted to reset the breaker sparks would fly. The leak is not something new, by evidence of the tape on the light switch.We contacted the owner and were told that all of the problems are being looked into. If that is the case don't rent out the unit at a premium rate when it is not a premium property. During our 2 week stay the power went out on the island, something that is common, not a big deal however when the unit that you are renting does not have power and you look around and see that other units in the building do have power because they are hooked up to the backup generator and your unit is not you do feel kind of cheated. As it turns out this unit and one other are 2 of the 6 units that have chosen not to be attached to the backup generator. Again top dollar and not top service. I must admit the location is ideal, but I would not stay in this unit again unless all of the problems were addressed including the backup power. Why stay in this unit when you could rent one of the others that has power all the time. I think that we should have been offered some sort of refund for our inconvenience.
The home-owner is a wonderful person who will do everything possible to make the stay enjoyable and user-friendly. The house is located near Gumbalimba Park and just around the corner from West Bay. It is a tasteful and efficient home that combines the rustic beauty of the Island with all the amenities of the US. The house is fully furnished with AC and TV/games for the kids. The view from the master bedroom can't be matched anywhere on the Island: it's as if you are in the trees and can reach out and touch the water.
Outside, the house is located right on the beach. The dock near the house makes it a perfect place for Scuba Diving pick-ups and drop-offs and water-taxis are a very cheap, affordable way to tour other parts of the Island. It isn't uncommon for vendors to stop by and offer fresh fish, shrimp, or lobster from their morning catch. When you are done swimming, there is an outdoor shower that makes it real easy to clean off your children before entering the house. Roatan is a magical, friendly Island with wonderful people. This house enhances that reputation and will make your trip all the more memorable.
The location can't be beat! Close to all the restaurants/shops and many attractions including and last but not least beach front.
The home was clean and spacious for our family 4 adults, 1 child, 1 infant
It included a pool. If you got tired on being in the ocean no problem take 10 steps back and hop in the pool. Our request for a play pen for the baby was also accommodated without issues. We had a great time and will be back for sure!
Beach front, secluded oasis, yet only 20 yards to the point where there are numerous shops, restaurants, and bars. The best of both worlds. Scuba, snorkel steps away. Listening to the bay water in front of your patio. Sunsets were amazing. This is truly the best location for quiet nights after enjoying the local night life nearby. And, this condo is large and very comfortable. 2500 sq ft...