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Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

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Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

My wife and I are planning our trip to CA in February of 2014. We're starting in Belize then making our way south through Belize to Honduras ending with a 1 week + relaxing beach stay in West B.

We've been researching beach homes to rent in WB and have come accross a few that look promising; Bai Bai House, St Macs, Villa Apt and Casa Playa, but some of the reviews are quite dated.

So... We're looking for input from the knowledgable, and always helpful, TA community on these and other similar type beach houses to rent for a week in WB.

Thanks in advance folks.

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1. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Casa de Paradise is an excellent option.

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2. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Try www.vivapropertiesint.com

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3. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Stayed at St Mac's lower beach and upper and loved it. Will be back in 4 weeks,

JOE

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4. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Just returned last week from West Bay Village.Stayed at Monkey LaLa.St.Macs is a great choice!!!Great staff and clean grounds on perfect part of the beach!!!

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Roatan, Honduras
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Loved staying at St Macs - last two years it has been booked but I would go back in a heartbeat! Infinity Bay has been our fallback and I really liked it too.

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Roatan, Honduras
ontario, Canada
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6. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Thanks for your thoughts, folks. This does help... and looks like we'll go with Macs !

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Just got back from staying at Bai Bai. Not what we had hoped for. While spacious, it is pretty dated. The AC in the 2nd BR sounded like a jet getting ready to take off and didn't cool much at all. We were all eaten alive by sand fleas. Water pressure in kitchen sink was a trickle, which made washing dishes (especially rinsing) a miserable process..

VRB posting said there was wi-fi available. Upon arrival we asked how to access it, and we were told "having it available is not the same as having it." And that we were supposed to have requested it before we came, as Philip had to drive "all t he way to French Harbor" to get it. Nowhere in the listing does it say this. So, no wi-fi.

Listing says washer and dryer available. Apparently it was in a shed in the yard, which was pad-locked, so no clean clothes. VRBO posting says ice maker, not so.

When we arrived the place obviously hadn't been used in a while. It had been closed up and was stifling hot. As noted above, AC in BR 2 did not work, although AC in BR 1 did okay. We had no hot water the first night and next day, as Philip forgot to turn on the hot water tank.

Next to last day there, the electric went out at 5:30 a.m. We thought at first it was an area wide situation, but when we got back from our daytrip at 5 p.m. still no electric so called Philip. Went to dinner at 7 p.m., and ended up spending the night in Bananarama to be sure we'd have a cool night's sleep and the ability to shower before our plane left the next morning.

We went back to Bai Bai around 9:30, after breakfast to get our things, and Philip was already in it cleaning it up. He had already stacked the patio chairs inside, so there was no where to sit for the next hour while we waited for the taxi.

Beds are very firm.

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8. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

St. Mac's.

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9. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

Glad to see this post. I had just booked Casa de paradise for April! This makes me happy, happy, happy!

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10. Re: Tough decision to make... Looking for your input...

We stayed at Barefoot Dreams Upper level in June and it was wonderful !