An authentic island home experience
Dory Landing is a unique opportunity rental located in the heart of Utila. This is a fully furnished two bedroom home that sits on the shore overlooking… you guessed it, a dory landing. (A dory is a relatively small flat bottomed boat most often used in the Caribbean). This is probably the only opportunity you’ll ever have to actually live in a true islander’s home.
What makes this special is that this is a real island home. Designed by Islanders, built and lived in by Islanders, and the first time ever on the rental market. This is a home much like those that you walk by up and down Main Street and ask yourself…”I wonder what it looks like inside?” Now is your chance to not only find out, but to step into the shoes of an Island family and live in their wonderful two bedroom, 1 bathroom, shore side home. Need a bit more incentive? How about... location, location, location! Dory Landing is on The Point, and is within walking distance to four major dive shops, (UDC, Alton's, Underwater Vision and Water Sports!) and close to Bando Beach Restaurant & Bar and RJ's (one of Utila's most venerable and authentic restaurants!)
Stepping into the Parlor, you’ll see that the kitchen is straight through toward the rear of the house. The bedrooms and bath are to the left, through the wood trimmed arch that is a focal point of the home. Just a few steps further is the covered back porch where you’ll while away hour upon hour watching the goings on in the harbor with a cool beverage in hand. This is island living.
The two bedrooms are wonderfully furnished; check out the King Size bed in the Master Bedroom and picture yourself in it! The second bedroom is furnished with a double bed and a shelf mounted television. Between the two bedrooms is the full sized bath complete with shower, vanity basin, and additional shelving for necessities.
In addition to the living room, kitchen, and bedrooms, you’ll have access to the private office area with its custom cabinetry, sure to bring a smile to your face. This is an ideal space to study in, or to simply relax in private with a good book. While the Owner’s personal affects have been removed, you’ll have complete access to the WiFi, and the printer whilst you work or play.
One of the best features of this home is the back porch. While there is a table and chairs on the front porch, it is the back porch where you’ll spend hours watching the bay. There are hammocks ready when you’re thinking of a quick nap, chairs for sitting in conversation, and even a table suitable dining al fresco. This is definitely our favorite place in Dory Landing. The salt air, watching the breezes careen across the water, seeing dive boats full of divers and students, pleasure boats whiling their way in the bay, the occasional dolphin or ray…THIS is where most of our “at home” time would be spent. Feel like a quick dip in the sea? Simply walk down the stairs, straight to the dock, and dive in. Caribbean living at its finest, and the unique Utilian experience, is found at Dory Landing.