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The stunning Villa Alliento

Built up high with a view of both sides of the island

The house is made up of 5 separate building

Lor and Kelly

Kelly and Alex

The walkway up the hill to the house and the thick, mature...

Joanna and Joe, our hosts in the house they are considering buying

A living area to the left and the kitchen to the right,...

Our appetizer, a delicious conch salad in a watermelon with oh so...

Cornish hens with fresh pineapple,onions and rosemary, oh the smell was heavenly

The guest bedroom in a separate bulding with beautiful exotic tiled washroom...

HI Honey

The master bedroom

Looking inside the little living area building

Setting off with my knife and bag to take cuttings

 

Joanna, she looks like she wants to buy!

Kelly

Lori

Facing southwest

Watching the sun set from the upper deck, off the guest cabin

We finally made it to the Reef House, a resort very close...

OH next time I'm wearing my bathing suit, I tell my friend...


On Saturday afternoon Alex and the Lost Boys play music at BJs, about 1/4 mile downstream from us. Last week Alex, who also sells real estate here in Roatan, invited his clients, a couple from Costa Rica, to BJs for the Saturday afternoon fun. We sat with Joe and Joanna and enjoyed hearing about life in Costa Rica and sharing our feelings about this island.

The next day Kelly, Alex's wife called to say that Joanna, who is a chef and owns a restaurant in Costa Rica, wanted to throw a small dinner party in the house they were looking to buy, to see if it felt "right". Could Kelly come up with about 6 people for her to cook for?

We jumped at the chance and were picked up at our boat by Alex, Kelly and Lori.

We were to try to help "sell" the place, which took no effort whatsoever. The house is built with separate buildings, separated by a pool, unfortunately empty that day and lush gardens. The enormous kitchen with every modern convenience imaginable had room for us to all sit while Joanna whipped up a feast. Our appetizer was fresh conch salad in a watermelon served with delcious chips. Then we had cornish hens with fresh pineapple and rosemary and next delicious ribs baked with rice in coconut milk with delicious herbs and fruits.

Retiring to the "sun deck", a gorgeous deck off the little guest suite, we watched the sun dip below the jungle covered mountain, taking turns snapping pictures with Alex's new camera. Poor Kelly had about 50 shots to choose from when she got home. I send you two, of the sunset that is, plus many of the house.

Anyone want it? only $450,000, much less, so we hear, in this struggling market. Tourism is down 70% over last year and the real estate prices reflect that.

Villa Alliento website

http://www.vrbo.com/51820



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