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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...

Thank Ikkysma
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...

1Thank Mark G
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...

Thank erjtej
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....

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...

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...

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...

Palestine, Texas
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We just got home last night and we did not want to leave. It was our 8th trip to Hobbies Hideaway and we have another one planned for August. We love it there, it is everything we want in a quiet, relaxing, water activity filled vacation. John and Sue are the best hosts and Ronald their right-hand helper is wonderful....

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Cindy and Micheal. Always good to have you stay here. You're like family now. But you know that's how we treat our guests. We don't you hand the keys and point you to yourhotel room. As you know our personal service is for your having a memorable vacation. Thanks for bringing in the spice Thyme. Can't get it on...

Reviewed 20 February 2016

John and Sue's property was just what we wanted: casual, comfortable, quiet, low key, peaceful, and off the beaten path. The property has 3 apartments on the beach, owners are upstairs, and there is a nearby rental property owned by someone else - a mix with just enough activity for would-be thieves to avoid. The owners were always onsite, and...

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Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello Pam. Thank you for the review. So many of our guests tell us what a great time they had but fail to make the review. The apartments are indeed for your private use but serviced on your call. We keep the cost down by letting you tell us what you need. Just old fashioned hospitality with comfortable beach front...

Reviewed 24 January 2016

The Floch castaways spent Christmas 2015 with John and Sue and had a blast. How can you complain while dining on a Turkey that Sue cooked in her oven or fresh baked coconut cream and key lime pies that John cooked up, while dining on the beach. Our apartment was spotless clean and cool, AC and met all our needs....

1Thank DAVE F
Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello D. Thanks for the review. Our reward is your family being happy with your vacation. Were happy we meet your expectations As you noted ,We don't just hand you the keys and point you to a small hotel room with exorbitant charges. Our service ,hospitality,is all for you. Thank you for staying with us. I'm sure the boys will...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We had a great week in Hobbies Hideaway, John and Sue were great host. They pick us at the airport and took us to get everything we need for the week. We bought some fresh seafood and hire Inez to cook for twice (totally worthy) She made our thanksgiving seafood fest and a conch soup. The zipline is a Must...

1Thank Jeremy D
Hobbieshideaway, Owner at Hobbies Hideaway, responded to this review

Hello J, thanks for the review. Our staff at Hobbies Hideaway is all about you. We try and make your vacation a memorable one. We know our island knowledge. great savings on attractions, fresh seafood,from the island fisheries, Ronalds Zip Line ,private cook and all the services we offer helped to make your day and nights. With the reef right...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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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: $52 - $131 (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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