The only upscale rental backing the lagoon, this is a quiet apartment in an upscale home. Two bedrooms, but one can be used as a living room. Full kitchen amenities for calling The Retreat your home away from home. Also perfect for Adult Divers.
Now hosted by Utila’s Tony & Jo and located in the prestigious TradeWinds neighborhood, Tirina’s Writer’s Retreat is the only rentable unit backing up to the Lagoon, and is far removed from the ordinary. Divers will be pleased to see that Tirina’s is only 100 yards from a shoreline entry and just 600 yards to the Airport Caves Dive Site. An onsite freshwater rinse tank is ideal for cleaning your cameras and dive gear. Following your dive a secluded outdoor shower with warm water is in place to rinse the salt away before you retire for an afternoon of reading, cooking or just sunset cocktails whilst you enjoy the Lagoon’s quiet wildlife. Only a 20 or so minute walk from 3 of Utila’s major dive facilities on The Point, Tirina’s is a perfect location for divers, or those just wanting a bit more solitude and amenities than you’ll find on Main Street.
This brand new unit is designed for comfort and privacy. A main advantage to the location of Tirina’s Writers Retreat is that it is close enough to Main Street to be in town with just a fifteen to twenty minute walk, yet far enough away to miss the ample noise of Main Street and its' hustle and bustle. Also, the fact Tirina’s Writers Retreat provides a full, serviceable US style kitchen allows you to make a few meals at home and save on restaurant fare if you find that to your liking. While we all like to go out and eat in a local restaurant, sometimes a quiet, quick meal at home is in order. Here, this is an option for you! Bando Beach is about a 15 minute leisurely walk from Tirina’s Writers Retreat. The closest restaurant is about a 20 minute walk (and the centre of town is about another 15 or so minute walk).
“Tuk-tuks” (taxis), at L50 per person, are readily available. If needed, we can supply you with a local cell phone so you will be able to call them as required. Golf cart rentals usually run between $55 to $75 per 24 hour day and Tirina’s Writers Retreat also provides ample covered parking for a golf cart, 4 wheeler or scooter.
Tirina’s Writers Retreat has wireless internet so you may use it in your apartment, or anywhere on the grounds. Personally, we run 3 different businesses (all through internet) and have done well. The bandwidth (speed) may not be quite as fast as you have at home, however, you should not experience any difficulties while on Utila.
Another option we provide our guests is to have their vacation home pre-stocked with beverages/food of their choice. There is no charge for this service; we simply ask that your purchases are paid for upon arrival, along with your balance if applicable. Let us know if you would like a Provisioning List and we will be happy to forward one to you. You simply tick off your selections return the list to us and we'll have your items in place when you arrive.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We’re looking forward to meeting and hosting you at Tirina’s Writers Retreat!
Located on the ground floor, for easy access, the entire two bedroom apartment is designed to be your "home base" whilst on Utila~
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Our guests are provided with a cell phone programmed with not just our numbers, but also approved taxi's, local grocery stores and points of interest. Our guests determine the amount of interaction they choose to engage in.
One of only a few homes that back onto the Lagoon, this rental is ideal for those wanting to enjoy it's natural wildlife. This is an ideal location for those wanting privacy without being removed from the lifestyle that is Utila.
Quite simply, we request that our guest act like adults.
A power allowance of 30 kw per day is included in the rental. Any power usage above the allotted amount will be charged to the renter at a cost of $0.40 per kw.
We are well known on the island, having been retired here for years. We have somehow become known as 'Tony & Jo' as if it was one name! Between having properties that we rent and being involved in the community at large we still find time for traveling to other countries, visiting our children abroad and living the lifestyle that is Utila. We ended up in the hospitality industry by accident and have enjoyed it ever since we got our first hotel on the island. Not knowing anything at all about the service industry we simply decided to use a plan based on what WE liked about some of the places we've stayed in around the world. We now own Utila Vacation Rentals, an enterprise we started because a number of our friends started asking us to rent their properties for them, as well.