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Rison, Arkansas
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Thank you so much for the best hospitality and a most comfortable stay at Hobbies! We plan on returning as soon as we can and we will always check with you for a vacancy when returning to Roatan. We really enjoyed the time spent at your very clean and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment that felt like home away from home....

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Ronda and Jesse, Very happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation time at Hobbies Hideaway. Let us know when you plan to return. As you know we stay busy. Hobbies is unique for a couple like you. Good luck with the Utila adventure, There a ferry service now that runs between the two islands. Best diving and snorkeling still...

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Very pleased with our stay here. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. It was the perfect size for my husband and I, but we could also for our two kids when we return. John and Sue were great hosts. Ron took my husband deep sea fishing, and also took both of us zip lining.

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Thanks ,Laura and John, Your enjoyment of Roatan and us being able to support your questions and needs is our reward. Hope to see you next year. Laura now that your certified we'll show you some great diving and snorkeling. John ,that was a Marlin that hit. The tournament was a great success. Four Marlin caught by one boat. Maybe...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Hobbies Hideaway. John met us at the airport and brought us grocery shopping on our way to the apartment. He and Ronald set us up with snorkelling equipment right away and accompanied us to the dock to watch our initiation to snorkelling. It was an awesome experience! During our two week stay, we took...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Colleen, Thank you for the nice review. Our apartments are on the beachfront. The social patio has a full view of the ocean front. The snorkeling in front of Hobbies is excellent. We're very please you and the girls had the opportunity to observe the spectacular reef system in front of the apartments. By the Km markings to West...

Hayden, Colorado
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I could not have found a better place for our vacation. John and Sue felt like old friends. My husband enjoyed swimming from the dock to the reef for snorkeling. Also went on the tour in the boat with Ronald for more amazing snorkeling. Do take the Island tour with John if you have the chance.

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Pam, Thanks for the review. When we say personal service.you know were there for your needs. We help you on your vacation visit for a memorable vacation time. For snorkeling you found that our area is pristine and close to the reef. Our tours are not advertised but when completed you will have seen all the island has to...

Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Wonderful 2 bedroom air conditioned apartment with kitchen and bathroom. Right on the ocean with coral reef within swimming distance ( if you are a swimmer) Possibilities for deep sea fishing ( I got 2 barracuda and a tuna). Walk up the driveway to catch a cab. Paddle boat and Kayak available. Beautiful sunsets over the ocean. Several horseback riding...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on the accommodations. Hobbieshideaway is indeed unique as your apartments are directly on the beach. No obstructed views . We do have limited apartments 3 fully furnished apartments. A different sunset every evening is spectacular from the patio. We do provide island maps and local directions to all our guests. True ! Some places are...

Cottonwood, Idaho
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We spent 3-weeks in April at Hobbies Hideway. The weather was absolutely perfect and with the water temperature at 83-degrees, snorkeling and diving was about as good as it gets. The reef is roughly 200-yards from the end of the pier and an easy kick to get there. Easily one of the best reefs we have snorkeled. There is a...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Mark, Thanks for the review. So many of our guests that stay with us that say we indeed have a little slice of paradise. The reef area in front does not have the traffic and hordes of tourism other areas reefs experience. And so close to the beach. It is a healthy unsurpassed shallow underwater wonderland. We take pride in...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We found a slice of heaven at Hobbies Hideaway, which is casual, comfortable, peaceful and right on the water. John and Sue are 5 Star hosts and make the stay there lovely. From airport pickups, taking you shopping for groceries, mini tours of the island to surprise treats of their culinary delights, they are the best! The provision of everything...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Pam ,Thanks for the review. This certainly does let new guests what Hobbies Hideaway is about !!. We enjoy all our guests and want to make sure that their time on Roatan is the best value for their money. That's where our island knowledge,theirr safe being and comfortable accommodations .relaxing in th the sun on a private community beach...

Morrilton, Arkansas
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Found this little hideaway on VRBO actually & it seemed to fit us.... the owner, John, met us at the airport, even though we were renting a car, he was still there, gave us great directions to the rental. It was private, has a pier very close, the snorkeling there is AMAZING.... we snorkeled some other areas on Roatan, mostly...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Terri/Earl. The airlines sometimes do have problems. At Hobbies were prepared to assist you with any mishaps. We were surprised to see how long it took to find your loses. To new guests watch your luggage !! it can be very frustrating. So many people want the high end West End .West Bay area and overlook Sandy Bay Beach....

Winnipeg
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Recently enjoyed two relaxing weeks at Hobbie's in a one bedroom apartment. John picked us up at the airport on our arrival and took us to Eldon's for groceries and a seafood stand for fresh fish and shrimp on the way to the house. The apartment had all the essentials; comfortable bed, full size refrigerator, four burner stove top, toaster,...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Bill?Cathy, Thank you for the review. So many of our guests don't know thw the SandY Bay beach area. They soon find a ecological paradise. Quiet safe and close to the major tourist areas without the hordes of hawkers,salesman pestering you. A private beach community with lots of amenities. Our hospitality to our guests is to ensure that you...

CNY
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay from getting picked up at the airport to the extra trip back to his place John had to make for us when we flew home. Only problem was it was just a week, but next time we visit Hobbies it will be longer. Great hosts and hospitality with lots of local knowledge. The dock was great...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello again and thank you for your review. Our greatest reward is to insure our guests have a memorable vacation. From our island knowledge to personal service and hospitality. Chatting with you was also enlightening and rewarding. Good times at Hobbies All our guests have so much to offer when staying with us. Most enjoy all the free amenities we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Sandy Bay,just off the main road on a secluded beachfront area that is quiet and tranquil. The white sand beach parallels the reef and inside the Roatan Marine preserve . Here is a pristine reef system with a abundance of tropical fish and corals within swimming distance from your accommodations Hobbies Hideaway offers affordable prices and a excellent location. Close to West End for the night life,bars and restaurants yet far enough away not to hear the bands at night. Coxen Hole has the new supermarkets and sovenier shops. Best prices on the island just a taxi ride away. $2.00 a person ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hobbies Hideaway

Address: Main Island road, Sandy Bay | directly on the beach Beach, Roatan 11011, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan
Price Range: $54 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Hobbies Hideaway Roatan, Bay Islands
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“Make reservations in advance. John is fluent in Spanish and helpful in many situations.”
 of 5 bubbles jessieb878, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Insist on the ocean front ones--they are larger and, obviously, face the ocean with an added advantage of better wifi, too.”
 of 5 bubbles colleenl409, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Very comfy living quarters, had everything we needed or wanted.”
 of 5 bubbles 1PamG, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are 2 apartments on ground level. Owners live in apartment above.”
 of 5 bubbles Ikkysma, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“view is from the patio, accessed by all. each room of the 3 rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles H7057JAdaveg, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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