from Our Guests

Also, hear what people are saying about us on TripAdvisor:

We won a Traveler's Top Choice Award!

Erna & Larry: 

How do you manage to excede our expectations every day?  My only wish is  to have more time at this wonderful place.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and the great meals and travel advice.  We do not want to leave.

So long until next time.

Wow, I'm trying not to cry (again) as I write in this book.  So thankful that we had a chance to experience this place again. Still the best trip ever!! 

We'll continue comparing Roatan to all other vacations.

See you in Canada!

Luv Always, 
Paula & Tim
Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
February 24, 2018

Larry & Erna: 

It is with sadness that I write in this book.  It means that our time at this beautiful place is almost over.  After 3 years away, it is like we never left......Your hospitality and service is second to none.  The relaxing atmosphere and amazing landscapes have allowed us to unwind from the stresses of home.  Your recommendations for everything were spot on and allowed us to have another amazing holiday!!

We look forward to seeing you guys when you are able to come back "home to Alberta"!

All the Best and Thanks Again!
Kris & Carmen
Calgary, AB
February 18, 2018

Rumors:  Des vacances idylliques!

We spent a beautiful and relaxing week at Rumors.  Thanks to the comfortable cabana, the refreshing pool, the luxurious garden and the extraordinary hosts Erna and Larry.

Breakfast was included but the "petit dejeuner" was not small at all.  Every morning, Erna & Larry brought us a different and delicious breakfast at our table near the pool.  Our wonderful hosts were discreet but always ready to help us.  With their hard work, they proceeded in making " Rumors" a little and beautiful paradise where we can feel at home.

Merci tellement pour ces merveilleux moments passe's en votre compagnie a Rumors.

Monique & Maurice
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
February 12, 2018

Erna & Larry:

We were invited to join family at your B&B here in Roatan.  After looking at the reviews, we decided to come.  Your hospitality has been heartwarming!  You welcomed us into your home and treated us as good friends.  From the snorkeling tours, setting up a road tour of the island to giving us advice on restaurants, you have provided stellar guidance to us.  Your wonderful breakfasts are an excellent start to a day & were much appreciated.

Thank you for all the care & advice shown to us, your home here on Roatan is a lovely welcoming retreat.

Jan & Dan Blunden
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
February 1, 2018

Erna & Larry:

We heard a "rumour"- friends of ours had a B & B on a little Caribbean island called Roatan.  We checked it out, their website comments said it was great, especially Erna's breakfasts.  That hardly describes it.  Erna & Larry are welcoming, hospitable hosts, the breakfasts are " Sunday" every day.
Our walking & snorkeling tours with Larry were amazing.  Everything we needed to know was answered.

Thank you Larry & Erna for your hospitality, friendliness & openness.

We look forward to seeing you & returning the hospitality back in Alberta sometime.

Vicki & Dan W.
Airdrie, AB
February 1, 2018

Erna & Larry:

Thank you for the relaxing holiday.  We had lots of rain but still a good holiday.

Al says thanks for arranging the taxis and worrying about him when he was wandering.

Always excellent service.  The place is so clean and welcoming.  We did enjoy the sunshine.  As always breakfasts were fantastic. 

Good luck in all your future travels and adventures.  Please come for a visit if you are ever in our area.  I could wait on you!!

The hummingbirds were great to watch and entertained us well.

Bunny & Al
Saskatchewan, Canada

Dear Larry & Erna:

So finally after 4 years since our first visit with you, we come back to stay with you.  It has been so wonderful spending our time here with you both.

You know how to spoil people. We have had a great time here, the cabana is just lovely & of course those incredible breakfasts.  You made it a wonderful place for Cynthia to celebrate her birthday, it was so much fun.  It is hard to leave for sure.

Spending time here at Rumors with you is so special.  You both do an incredible job at welcoming & making our stay just incredible.  You should both be very proud of what you do here for people.  It really is 5 star treatment from you both.  How you keep the grounds & cabana immaculate with all your hard work.  I think the 4Seasons would be proud to show their places as good!!

We are so glad we finally got back to see you both & we shall remain friends & stay in touch for sure!

Love Robert & Cynthia
Westlake Village, California USA
June 24th-July 8th, 2017

Larry & Erna:

Wow!  Never ones to disappoint, you've once again lived up to and exceeded our expectations for quality, relaxation and fun!

Thank you both so much for the lovely vacation and for the wonderful welcome you extend to us when we visit your island retreat.

Truly a paradise, YOU make Roatan the place we will return to again & again with the fondest of memories.

Best of Blessings to you in all you do!

Until we meet again,

Ryan & Shannon Lindsay
Eden Prairie, MN USA
April 27, 2017

Erna & Larry:

Another great week for us, 4th time here, what can we say!

Best place ever!

See you next year.

Brigitte & Scott Conrad
Grafton WI, USA
April 7, 2017

Larry & Erna:                                                                                                                          

Thanks so much for the great hospitality and making us feel at home.

We really appreciated the quiet haven - morning coffee on the cabana deck, afternoons relaxing by the pool.

Thanks for the snorkel tour and the delicious breakfasts.

The cabana is great - a well planned guest house, from the morning coffee to the clothes lines.

We really enjoyed visiting with you and sharing our experiences.  Great hosts!

Best of luck in your future endeavors.
Harold & Gail
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
March 27, 2017

Dear Erna & Larry:

Leanne & I came to you by referral and you have certainly lived up to the recommendation!  Your caring & friendship have meant a lot to us, especially as we arrived here quite ill, and leave feeling much better.

The breakfasts in beautiful surroundings were an epicural delight each morning, cheerfully served with helpful advise for the new day.  Because of health, we couldn't do all we had hoped to do, so thank you for letting us relax around your beautiful property.

We will certainly never forget you and your kindness and we will never forget this week.

Thank you,
Leanne & Ian
New Hamburg, Ontario
March 12, 2017

Larry & Erna:

This was our third stay at Rumors and I can honestly say that we thoroughly enjoyed this stay as much as our prior stays.
Your hospitality, the excellent breakfasts and the privacy of the location are the three things that made each of our stays special.

The in-water activities add to the Roatan experience.  We already look forward to the opportunity to visit again!

We hope you stay healthy.  Enjoy the daily chats with your grandchildren.

Thanks so much,

John & Helen
Hamilton, Ontario
March 8, 2017

Larry & Erna:  

Can't believe 2 weeks are gone by in the blink of an eye.  We had such a wonderful stay & an awesome vacation!!

I honestly can't thank you both enough for all that you guys did for us throughout the time we were here.  We really felt welcomed.  Not to repeat Darlene, but I have to agree the breakfasts were truly amazing & worthy of a 5 star rating as well as the hospitality.

Thank you so much!

Steffan & Kelly
Grande Praire, AB
February 13, 2017

Larry & Erna:

Wow!......where to start.  It is hard to believe that 2 wonderful people can feel like family in such a short period of time...but that is exactly what happened.

The time, energy, care and support you showed us each day is truly appreciated!  We loved and looked forward to every interaction with you!

Your breakfasts were better than any 5 star restaurant, same as your hospitality.  The time you took to show us around and teach us about the island made our time here that much more enjoyable, and we can't thank you enough for that!

Best holiday EVER!

Darlene & Jim
Grande Prairie, AB
February 12,2017

Larry & Erna:

Not only is this a wonderful place to stay, but you have been the most warm & wonderful hosts.  We have enjoyed every minute here in West Bay, & our great visits over breakfasts & coffee.

The breakfasts have been so delicious, complete with fresh fruit or smoothies.  The perfect way to start the day.   We really enjoyed our first snorkeling adventure with Larry.  It was so sweet for him to take us out and point out some great aquatic life. 

We have stayed at a number of B & B's, & Rumors is simply the best.  The location, the care & personal attention to the decor & the details, the beautiful property & all of the plants & flowers, the clean & wonderful pool, but most of all the two of you make it spectacular. 

Thanks for a great experience. 

We wish you health, joy & happiness!

Cheryl & Vicki
Dallas, TX
July 29, 2016

Dear Larry and Erna:

You treated us with love as if we were your family members.  To spend 13 days in the cabana was like to relax for a month. Everything was simply extraordinary.  Michael and I highly appreciate investments which are made by the heart. Everyone can be accommodated in a four-star hotel and enjoy luxury there.  Nevertheless, even with the best management and staff, those guests cannot experience what we did.

Larry and Erna, thank you for your enthusiasm, sense of humour, parental care, valuable pieces of advise, michelin-starred breakfasts, a snorkeling school, home-made map, rum punch and much more.  It was pleasure for us to meet you!

Thank you for who you are.
Wish you all the best.

Michael & Janina
Czech Republic
July 15, 2016

Larry & Erna:

Thank you for being such wonderful hosts and welcoming us into your home in paradise.  You both are so kind and generous.  We loved the 2 weeks we spent here, from the delicious breakfasts and the fun conversation to the happy hour drinks & snacks on your private deck, it all was wonderful!  We arrived as guests and now leave as friends.  When we return to Roatan, we hope we can stay with you again.

Best of luck and best wishes to you both in your future endeavors.
Saying thank you doesn't seem enough, as we so appreciate you both and your kindness.

Andrew & Shannon
Lewisville, TX
June 17, 2016

It was great to spend another week with Erna & Larry, our friends in Roatan.
Thanks Larry for taking us snorkeling and showing us the best spots.  And Erna, what can we say about the breakfasts, each one better than the last. 
Thanks for being such awesome hosts and we look forward to the next time we see you. 

Brigitte & Scott 
Grafton, Wisconsin
May 20, 2016

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for providing this awesome spot for an experience of a lifetime.

You are the best hosts anyone could ask for.  It is so nice waking up to a delicious breakfast and being able to come to you with any question or concern.

Thanks for all the great recommendations and snorkeling tips.  We survived barracudas, eels, urchins, horses, parrots, monkeys, boating, driving and mosquitos!  Such a great trip.  Please keep enjoying this warmth for us when we head back to our North American "summer".

Thanks for all the bananas and dealing with the Wisconson amount of beer cans.  Kathy had a great first time out of the country trip.  This is an incredible place to visit.  We wish all gas station food could be as good as the plantains.

Thanks cannot be said enough, wish we could stay!

Kim & Kathy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 20, 2016

To our new friends, Larry & Erna:   

Thank you for the warm welcome to our island retreat, and every generous hospitality you've extended since then!

We have been blessed by your thoughtfulness, kindness and endless graces- delicious food, immaculate grounds, beautiful accommodations - and truly cannot wait to come back!

Rumors was everything we hoped for & so much more!  Our only regret is having to leave!

We will miss you both.

With Sincerest thanks,
Ryan & Shannon
Eden Prairie, MN
April 9, 2016

Erna & Larry:

Your hospitality has been greatly appreciated.  You obviously put great effort into ensuring your guests feel welcome.  The cabana, guest room suite, pool and grounds are impeccable.  Your warmth and genuine appreciation for Roatan and providing a wonderful experience for your guests is readily apparent.  We cannot thank you enough.  Rumors more than exceeded our expectations.  We have had a wonderful vacation due in no small part to your efeorts.

Many thanks,
Great Food!
Great Tours!!
We were spoiled!!!

Dwight & Paulette
New Hamburg, Ontario
April 3, 2016

Erna & Larry:

Thanks so much for going way out of your way to make us feel welcomed.  Also, thanks for the gluten-free options-much appreciated!  All the extras were awesome -the walking tour, the snorkeling tour, etc.  One of our best vacations ever!

Dina & Mark
Erie, PA  USA
March 17, 2016

Erna & Larry:

We chose this B&B because of all the wonderful reviews - and they were right!  This place is paradise.  We had a wonderful stay.  The attention to all the details was awesome.  Always making sure everything was okay. 

Larry - Thanks for the walking tour, it was fun and I survived. 

Erna - Thank you for all the wonderful breakfasts.  Love the pancakes and the cute bananas.  I would tell everyone - this is the best place to stay on Roatan.  Frank really enjoyed the snorkeling too.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

I still think you should write a book!

Frank & Vicki
Corry, PA  USA
March 17, 2016

Erna & Larry:

Thanks so much for the wonderful stay.  We very much appreciated your going out of your way on many occasions to accommodate us.  The breakfast a great start to the day, and Larry assisting us with trail maps & snorkeling demo made it special.

Thank you,
Gerry & Sue
Ontario, Canada
March 6, 2016

Erna & Larry:

We had an amazing time, thank you so much.  Can't believe our 12 night stay is over.  We especially enjoyed the delicious breakfasts!  They were absolutely divine.  Thank you Larry for taking us out snorkeling.  We followed your route and saw so many wonderful fish, coral, etc. We could not get enough of snorkeling.  Thanks for the fresh towels & cleaning up after my husband.  This vacation will be remembered forever!

Thanks again,
Karen & Victor
Pickering, Ontario Canada
March 2, 2016

Erna & Larry:

You are a wonderful couple & your hospitality goes above & beyond what anyone would expect!

Our Roatan experience is one of the most memorable vacations of our lives.  Both of you were the integral part of enhancing our Honduran experience.

We love you guys,
Carol & Roland
Caledonia, Ontario Canada
February 22, 2016

Feb.14, 2016

We came as guests, we leave as family........

Erna & Larry- thank you for making our two week vacation so amazing!  The first word that comes to mind is how classy you two are in everything you do.  From the gorgeous grounds to the warm and inviting cabana to the delectable breakfasts every morning.  We felt so spoiled and cared for. 

Thank you for including us in your friend circle, we enjoyed every moment.  We will never forget our guided nature walk, snorkel trip, chats after breakfast every morning, sunset cruise, drinks and appetizers on your deck, just to name a few.

We look forward to coming back,

Loads of Love,
Diana & Terry
Lindsay, Ontario Canada
February 14, 2016

Larry & Erna;

You guys are awesome!  Thank you so much for sharing your lovely bed & breakfast with us! It has been a fabulous time!  Each morning we were greeted with a smile & a delicious breakfast. 

Larry, thank you for introducing us to the world of snorkeling.  It was a blast & we can't wait to have more snorkeling adventures.
It was such a joy to swim in the pool & admire the beautiful tropical landscape around us.

This has been a perfect vacation!  If we are ever in Roatan, we hope to see you again!

Moe & David
Frankfort, KY 
November 19, 2015

Dear Larry & Erna:

What an amazing stay!  You helped Matt and I have such an interesting and fun experience on the  island.  You both run a great B&B.  This has certainly been one of our most memorable trips, from the delicious breakfasts to the encouragement through our Scuba Course.  The property is beautiful and located perfectly.

Thank you both for all the advice and tips for getting around Roatan like a pro and helping to keep us bite free!

Again, we really appreciate your genuine warmth and hospitality, it helped to make our stay wonderful.  With any luck we plan on being repeat customers!  I'll certainly keep Rumors on Roatan as my number one recommendation for any couple coming to the island!

Thank you again for making our stay amazing!

Nicole & Matt
Arlington, Virginia USA
September 19, 2015

Larry & Erna:

THANK YOU!  Your kindness & attention to detail & hospitality are 5 star!

Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise & for the introduction to West Bay upon arriving.

We felt so at ease with you & love the way the world became smaller as we realized we went to the same Junior High!! Crazy!

We will remember fondly our time here & think of you each time I bake your yummy pancakes & muffins!  Thanks for sharing the recipes!

Thank you Larry for taking the time to show us the snorkel route-it inspired us to get our own gear & make snorkeling "our thing".

Many blessings upon you & your future.

Stephen & Tricia
Austin, Texas
July 2015

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for the hospitality & amazing place to stay.

Thank you for the great recommendations during our stay here.

We enjoyed getting to know you.  This place is amazing!  Thanks for always going above & beyond.  Of all the places we've travelled to this is definitely one of our favorites. We look forward to staying here again when we come back to Roatan.

The breakfasts were great, especially before a full day of diving. I wish I was half the cook you are!  This place exceeded all of our expectations.

Eric & Kristy Sundene
Tulsa, OK
July 4, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Since the moment we arrived, this trip has been nothing short of amazing!  You both have gone above and beyond to make our experience here the best of our lives.  We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon.
Thank you for all of your recommendations on activities, restaurants and new areas to explore.  Most of all thank you for your generosity & hospitality.  Breakfast was our favorite part of every day, such a treat!   You've inspired us to expand our cooking abilities at home.

Larry, thank you for the snorkeling experience.

We'll be back & also tell everyone about our lovely stay here at Rumors!

Much Love,
Tricia & Joe
Austin, TX
June 29, 2015

Erna & Larry:

Yet another great vacation here with y'all here in Roatan.  Everything was as we remembered it from our last visit to your oasis.  It was a seamless visit from first arrival to final taxi ride to the airport.  We enjoyed spending extra time with you this trip as we helped the Hangover Hut break in their first week of business. 

You two are great sources of island information and we appreciate you making our excursion reservations for us.  Breakfast every morning was a daily delight and kept us fueled up for the day ...... even though we did a lot of lounging around on the beach....haha.

Your hospitality exceeds that of the best resorts and we know your TripAdvisor 5 star rating is well deserved.  You know we'll be back soon and hope to stay with y'all on our next trip.

Paul & Amber
Austin, TX
June 9, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! 

Stuart and I had an amazing vacation in Roatan and a most wonderful time at Rumors.  We're so happy to have found you.  Your ideas and suggestions for first-timers like us were invaluable.  From the first beach walk to the guided snorkel and mapped walk we had a magical time. 

The breakfasts served pool-side were fabulous.  We appreciate all your efforts to make everything perfect. You seem to have anticipated our needs! 

We hope to stay with you again next year. 

Valerie & Stuart 
AppleValley, MN
May 30, 2015

Larry the snorkeling here was fabulous, it was the focus of our trip and far exceeded my expectations.  Thank you for your direction and setting up the trip. -- Stuart

Larry & Erna:

Thank you for everything that you have done to make our stay at "Rumors" & Roatan very enjoyable.

It is obvious that going above and beyond has become a common thing for you guys.  It is so nice to stay with someone that has not become burned out on dealing with people.
Thank you for all of your advice & guidance during our stay.  We looked forward too & enjoyed the special breakfasts everyday.

Bryan & Stacie
Riverton, Wyoming
May 4, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for our stay with you.  Our honeymoon was so special and much different than camping in the rockies.  We loved the snorkeling and everything else we did.  Thank you for your advice and making our trip so special.

Love Brandon & Crystal Darling
April 17, 2015

P.S.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for going out of your way to get me a charger for my Go Pro and showing us the wonderful snorkeling and for lining up fishing with Aaron.  You guys outdid yourselves.

Dear Erna & Larry:

Your guests are very eloquent in their description of Paradise--to which we can only add "Here! Here!"  This little cabana has been ideal for our first Tropical experience, and is bound to draw us back again to explore more of Roatan.

Though we are not gritty world travellers, resorts do not appeal--so staying at your home has been just the right balance.  We have so enjoyed getting to know you, learning a bit of your back story in what led you here.  Sharing the joys and aches of life.  It is true that roads have dust, TV's overtake beach bars (at times) and thorns lie behind enticingly lovely flowers.  You handle it all with warmth & hospitality.  Know you will always have a "home base" in Snohomish if you make it up to the Pacific NW.  Seattle is fun to visit!

Your friends,

Karen & Michael Asbridge
Snohomish, WA
April 11, 2015

Erna & Larry:

We arrived as guests & are leaving as friends.  During one of our many poolside chats, you commented that you feel as though you have accomplished what you set out to do here at Rumors.  We totally agree.  We feel very privileged to have shared your home, gardens, pool, watusas, hummingbirds, amazing breakfasts (Ok-we really didn't share those!), travel advice, restaurant recommendations, snorkeling spots & scooter "how-to's"....but what we will remember most, is the love that the two of you have for each other & the life you have built here.  It shows in everything you do.

We can't wait to return.

With Love, Ross & Cindy Goodman
Ottawa, Canada
March 30, 2015

Adventured and Explored, leaving as Friends

Larry & Erna

Thanks so much for everything!  We have loved our time here on Roatan and have so much appreciated your kindness and hospitality.

Your "gourmet" breakfasts were incredible - from the cute delicious little bananas to the warm bbq grapefruits.  All the little extras made our time here so special!  We were so spoiled!

Thanks too Larry for putting up our own hummingbird feeder and sharing those neat birds with us.

We have experienced the best here and it will be difficult to go anywhere else now.

Thanks again,

Bernice & Perry
Acme, Alberta
March 25, 2015

Larry & Erna

Just a quick thanks to you both for your wonderful hospitality.  We loved our stay in your cabin, the wonderfully manicured grounds, our delicious breakfasts each morning.

You guys run a great B&B!  Thank you as well for the helpful tips along the way.

We had an excellent time.

Scott & Erin Pietsch
Boise, ID
March 13, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for everything!  We had a wonderful time...we loved our bungalow!  Thank you also for the great breakfasts every morning & pleasant conversations.  Your tips & suggestions were also very helpful.  We enjoyed our stay & had a great vacation. 

Thanks again for everything & your hospitality.

Kevin & Beth Rogers
Morris, MN (San Felipe, Guatemala)
February 28, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for everything!  We loved our room so much and enjoyed everything with our stay.  The breakfasts were so delicious!  Every morning we wondered what delicious meal we would get next.  Thanks for all of your help & suggestions.  It was fun getting to know you two.

Thanks so much again for making our vacation great!

Brooke & Kaiel Tabbert
Jamestown, ND
February 28, 2015

Hi Erna & Larry,

This has been the best holiday we have ever had!  To think we were able to celebrate our 40th Anniversary in "Paradise"!  You two are wonderful hosts.  You work hard for what you have and it shows.  Your yard and home is beautiful. 

Thank you so much for the touring and snorkeling and the hospitality.  To us that seems above and beyond.  In our eyes you are the best place to stay!  It feels like we have been friends forever.  We will be back for sure and will recommend you to everyone.  You guys are on an amazing adventure here in paradise.  Be proud of what you have built here and believe you have made the right choices.

Take care. If you ever need a place to stay when you come back to Alberta you know where we are.  You are welcome anytime.

All the best,

Renus & Rosalind VanHal
Scandia, Alberta
February 21, 2015

Larry & Erna:

I am so happy that we got to come to your amazing, beautiful place and so very sad to leave.  There was no doubt in my mind that it would be great, but any expectation was surpassed.  Like Paula said," it's perfect here!".  The amount of work, care and love that you two put into your place could never go unnoticed and I doubt anyone could even compare.

Thank you for your warm welcome, your advice, your help, your attention to detail.  I hope we get to return again .....sooner than later.

Thank you for an amazing holiday!

Carmen & Kris
Calgary, AB
February 15, 2015

Larry & Erna:

Happy Valentines Day!!

Well, I must say that we really loved our stay here.  We've travelled to many places and this trip has been a favorite.  It's all the extra love and attention to the extra details that make this place so special.  Private tours, outstanding breakfasts, pristine grounds, great visits and all the information about everything on the island.

I honestly cannot think of a single thing to complain about or anything that you could change.  It's perfect here!!

The experience here can be summed up in one phrase.  Hospitality.  Once you are here it will be hard to leave and everywhere else will be judged against this experience.

Thanks for a great holiday.

Tim & Paula
Grande Prairie, AB
February 14, 2015

Hi Erna & Larry,

Thank you for making this such an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.  Rumors has more than met the expectations that we had from Trip Advisor.  Rumors is a gem on Roatan!

We always woke up to smiles in the morning, "amazing" breakfasts (I really could use some of those recipes), and great advise whether it's about snorkeling locations, great dining spots or setting up the dolphin experience & island taxi tour.

The cabana is beautifully designed & decorated.  It met all our needs & more ie. coffee maker, refrigerator, soaps, shampoo, lotion.  It seemed like we could enjoy our own private saltwater pool - away from the bustle of the beach area!

We enjoyed our poolside visits.  We especially appreciated your hospitality.   We intend to" let the rumor out" with our family & friends at home.

From a couple of farmers to another - THANK YOU!

Cameron & Anne Marie McWilliam
Dutton, Ontario
February 7, 2015

Erna & Larry,

Location, location, location.  We picked Roatan for a relaxing vacation which is not what we usually do when travelling.  We needed a break from a very busy year of home renovations and Rumors on Roatan seemed like the perfect fit. 

Everything we saw on the internet came true during our stay which again you don't find often. The beach was a short walk and the privacy and quiet were just what we were looking for.  What we didn't expect was all the little things that make the difference of  a good vacation versus a great vacation.  Things like our driver picking us up at the airport and making a stop at the grocery store to get some staples, ( beer, wine & a few groceries ).  The walk down the beach with some fabulous recommendations that took out a lot of the guess work of places to eat and what to expect.  Larry's genuine concern for our safety so he showed us himself some great snorkeling routes and things to look for. 

Last but certainly not least,  Erna & Larry's meticulous home, yard and pool upkeep.  You kept the place spotless during our stay.  We found it easy to find common ground to have conversation, yet gave us space when we needed.  THANKS for sharing your space with us, it has allowed us to recharge so we can face our real world with renewed enthusiasm.

Sue & Bill Moser
Kelowna  B.C.
January 2015

Erna & Larry:

It's our last day here after a weeks stay and we don't want to leave!  Your home is an utter oasis.  You've both been so kind and hospitable and have given us just the perfect amount of privacy and attention!

Larry, thank you for taking us snorkeling on our first day and giving us the lay of the sea.  Erna, we were never big breakfast people, but you've changed us forever, ha ha!

Thank you for being part of a wonderful holiday.

With love & gratitude,

Jen & Nitin
Boston, MA
January 11 - 18, 2015

Dear Erna & Larry

Thank you both for everything!

We really enjoy our thirteen days stay here, the first week at Cabana, the next at Studio.  This is our first B & B experience.  You made us feel home on the first day.  We were spoiled because of those amazing breakfasts and would miss your smiles too. 

Also, this is our first time spending our Christmas and New Years Eve away from home.  But we have lots of fun at Rumors!  Especially we love the West Bay Beach a lot!!

We adore those hummingbirds and have made close contacts with these lovely birds.  The plants, animals and insects on Roatan Island bring back many childhood memories for us.  We feel young again!!

Most of all, thank you for your hospitality.  Sometimes we thought we didn't leave home in Calgary and had chances to watch several hockey games on the television........ Happy 2015!

Best Regards,

Anly & Ming
Calgary, Canada
Dec.20/2014 - Jan.2/2015

Erna & Larry

Before coming to Roatan we struggled with all the usual questions - stay in a big resort/small place?  West End or West Bay?  We could not be any happier with our decision to stay with you.  You have created a beautiful, comfortable oasis and the pride you have in your B & B is evident in every detail - from incredible breakfasts to gorgeous gardening to hand-drawn maps.  We had a fantastic trip and so much of that was due to your hospitality.

Keep doing what you're doing-the world needs more places like Rumors and people like you!

We can't wait to come back!

Beth & Mike
Dec.26,2014 - Jan.1,2015
New York, NY, USA

Dear Larry & Erna

I did all the research possible before arriving and even my wildest expectations were surpassed from the moment we stepped foot on the property.  Aside from the immaculate cabana and delicious breakfast, you all made us feel like more than treasured guests.....you made us feel like family!  Now we wish we were officially related. It was so lovely to feel like you both wanted to make sure we had the best time possible and we had local experts at our disposal.

Thanks to Erna for answering my loads of questions before and after our arrival and to Larry for being our snorkel and hiking guide!  We will miss you both, as well as the watusas, lizards and hummingbirds that kept us endlessly entertained.  What a tropical paradise you all have lovingly created!

We can't wait to return and bring friends & family!

Anna & Tony Bove
Charlotte, NC, USA

Dear Directors, Managers, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping and Maintenance of Rumors.

Thank you very much for having us this week.  The cabana is a little piece of paradise and we have enjoyed it very much!

Unlike all other guest reports, we will only tell our most beloved about this place as we would like this place to stay a hidden gem forever. *:) happy

Please continue to follow your passion Erna & Larry, and thank you both again for a lovely week.  Keep Rumors a rumor.

Stefan & Marlon
The Netherlands
October 2014

Larry & Erna

Thank you for the very clean room, the friendly atmosphere, the great food, the great location, and for always smiling.

Tom & Brianna,
Huntington Beach, CA
September 2014

Erna & Larry,

Thank you so much for helping make our honeymoon absolutely amazing!

The cabana is perfect and is always so clean and had everything we needed in an organized manner. 

The breakfasts were unbelievable and we enjoyed every last morsel of every one.  It will be hard to go back to our cereal and half a bagel in the mornings. 

We are also so appreciative of all the recommendations, these were what formed an unforgettable vacation.

In addition to all of this, we have so enjoyed spending time with both of you and getting to know both of you.  We feel that we not only got a great vacation in Roatan, but friends as well.  We are so grateful for everything and look forward to staying in contact after we leave.

You two are truly wonderful people and we are so lucky to have met you and stayed at Rumors on Roatan.

Thanks again, we are so appreciative!!

Best Regards,

Steven & Megan
Highland Park, IL
September 24, 2014

Erna ♥ Larry


Island paradise
hidden within a rumor
the essence of love

Kaye & Cary
August 7, 2014
Sacramento, CA

Larry & Erna,

Coming to Roatan, and especially Rumors, for our honeymoon was the best decision we could have made!  We loved our tours of land and ocean and the amazing breakfasts that were the perfect start to our day.  You guys have really nailed the nice/hospitable combo that everyone is looking for when looking for somewhere to stay.  We will not hesitate to recommend Rumors to any of our family & friends who visit Roatan.

Thank you for all of your recommendations and tips on activities for Tracy and I to go on.  The dolphin exploration, horseback riding and private day at Kizmet are all thanks to you both!  Thank you again!

Ken & Tracy
Bost, MA
July 13, 2014

Erna & Larry

Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality during our week here in Roatan.  We couldn't have chosen a better place to spend our vacation.  Your home is beautiful and the location is perfect.  We loved the breakfasts each morning, they definitely filled us up!

Larry, thank you so much for taking us "water shy" girls snorkeling.  We were able to see so much.  And thanks for the great tour of the island.

We LOVED our stay here and hope to return again!!!


Niki & Shreyas
Houston, Texas
July 2014

Erna & Larry

Thank you so much for the hospitality extended to us throughout our stay.
I'm so glad while planning our vacation that our friend Niki stumbled across your website.  The site makes the B&B appear quite inviting & now having actually stayed here, the website comes very close but still doesn't do this place 100% justice.  This place is nothing short of amazing!

Thank you for the walk on the beach, tips on where to eat, etc.

Larry, thank you so much for taking Niki & I out to snorkel.  Erna, it has already been said many times but it bears repeating - the breakfasts you prepared were very tasty & much appreciated.

Simon & I feel as though we have made new friends here in Roatan & look forward to seeing you again one day.

Anita & Simon
Houston, Texas
July 6, 2014

Erna & Larry;

This week at Rumors was everything & MORE that we were told.  We can't thank you enough for the attention, advice, snorkel lessons, horseback riding, picture taking.....the list goes on & on!!
The cabana was beautiful.  Our vacation & excursions couldn't have been better, our daughters are already asking to come back!!


Hey Ya'll,  Thanks for an amazing week!!  The breakfast was great and the cabana was awesome!!  Thanks for showing us around and for taking pictures!!

We will c ya'll again.

Atlanta, TX

Thank ya'll so so so so much!  You have a beautiful home!  I've really enjoyed staying here and I've really enjoyed your company as well!  I definitely plan on coming back!

Thank ya'll so much again!


Thank you so much for everything this week!  I love it here and will for sure be coming back!  This week could not have been any better!

Thank you again!

June 2014

Dear Erna & Larry,

Thank you for your amazing hospitality.  You are wonderful hosts who made our vacation in paradise even more perfect.

From yummy breakfasts to any help or advise we needed, everything was wonderful.

Rumors is the best place to stay in Roatan!!

Thank you again and see you soon,

Dana & Mark (& Krystyna from Poland)
Chicago, IL
June 10, 2014

P.S.  Special thanks from my Mom - she had a great time! & Larry you are a great snorkeling teacher! She loved every minute in the water!

Larry & Erna,

What can we possibly say that hasn't already been said about how wonderful it is to stay here at Rumors?  Our second trip was as perfect as our first.
We had a wonderful time and our 2 weeks went way too quickly.

Thank you so much for everything.

We love it here & will definitely be back.  (If we aren't neighbors on the island first.)

Jim & Sara Desmond
Coldwater, Michigan
May 2014

Larry & Erna:

Thanks for a wonderful vacation!  Your hospitality was awesome.  You guys compliment each other so well.  Thanks for the quick tour of West Bay beach on the first night and all the great tips on where to eat and things to do.
Erna, your food was great all week long.  The fresh fruit and banana mufffins were a great touch each morning.  You could sell those muffins on the beach you know.

Larry, thanks for keeping the place so clean and for all your advice about what to do on the island. 

Deb & I look forward to seeing you guys again in a future vacation.  Looking forward to more diving next time.

Take care and enjoy yourselves.

Jeff & Deb
Indianapolis, IN
May 24, 2014

Dear Erna & Larry

My wife & I finally made it to Roatan!  It seems as though we were waiting for someone like you two, to open a place like this.

You both made us feel very welcome and comfortable on this island paradise.  Rumors is so clean, the bed so comfortable and the pool is just perfect! 

Thank you for accommodating my dietery restrictions - I am still amazed at how delicious breakfast was - restrictions or not!

We look forward to returning, next time for more than just a week.


Craig & Rena
Los Angelos, CA
May 10, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Wow! This vacation has been spectacular!  This is our first time to Roatan but it won't be our last!

We love Rumors!  The cabana, pool, deck, breakfasts, hummingbirds, flowers & your amazing hospitality!

Thank you for the great beach walk & your recommendations on where to eat, snorkel & take diving lessons!

Thank you for graciously accomodating my crazy food restrictions!

We've had a blast & been able to completely relax!

Many thanks and we hope to be back again!

Best- Stephanie & Michael
El Cerrito, CA, USA
May 3, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing 2nd stay at Rumors.  The studio apartment was perfect for us.  We enjoyed relaxing in the shade on our private deck where we also enjoyed a fabulous breakfast every morning. 

When John & I started talking about a spring vacation, we wanted to go somewhere fun, relaxing & stressfree.  Rumors was top of the list.  We knew we would get spoiled here.

One of my favorite memories is seeing Erna working in the yard with crocs & knee socks on (& her bikini). Rumors gardens are beautiful as a result of your dedication.

Best wishes to your family with the future wedding.

Helen & John
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
May 3, 2014

Erna & Larry

Our second time here was just as nice as the first.  Great weather, great breakfast, great hospitality.

Wish weeks lasted a lot longer!

Hope to be back next year.

Brigitte & Scott
Grafton, Wisconsin USA
April 26, 2014

Dear Erna & Larry,

We have really enjoyed our stay here at Rumors.  We couldn't have asked for more.  It is all the little things here that makes it special.  We stayed in the studio apartment and it was so nice and we loved that we could have our breakfast at our balcony.  You guys made us feel like home, with your welcoming atmosphere and the best start here at West Bay, by taking a walk on the beach with us.  You have been the perfect hosts.  We don't know if we know any danes that will go to Roatan, but no matter what we would recommend your place to everybody and make a review at tripadvisor.

Thanks for everything and all the best to you lovely people.

Anders & Dina
March 14, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Mucho, mucho gracias for a perfecto week in Roatan!  We are so thankful for the gourmet breakfasts (yum!), cozy/clean cabana, expert snorkelling advice, and the kind welcome we received from our very first day.  Larry, thank you for your encouragement and no judgment attitude when giving us snorkelling advice.  Erna, thank you for making us feel as comfortable as home, and for having the best laugh!

See you soon.....

Jessica & Jordan
Toronto, ON
March 2014

Erna & Larry,

Bill and I thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at Rumors!  Breakfasts were amazing- every day a different and special surprise - from the fresh orange juice, smoothies, fresh fruit, homemade cinnamon buns and muffins to coconut pancakes!

Also appreciated that you were able to get us an early breakfast so we didn't have to dive on an empty stomach.

The cabana was wonderful - felt like our own little piece of paradise for the two weeks we were here.

The pool was a welcome, quiet retreat - especially on busy cruise ship days!
We'll have many good memories to take home.

Thanks again,

Cathy & Bill
Winnipeg, MB
February 27 - March 8, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Fully agree with so many others that it was email #1 that had me sold on staying at Rumors for our stay in Roatan.  I could tell instantly that I really liked Erna & particularly when leaving our "comfort zone" in North America, it's so nice to have genuinely friendly & caring people around to take care of you (literally in my case... thank you again for the apple sauce!).

We could tell by everything they do around here that they truly want each guest to have the best stay possible....delicious breakfasts, wow, I'm going to have to upgrade a bit from Cheerios when we get home.  Please tell Tristan how you make your cinnamon buns, coconut pancakes, waffles, oh and the chorizo sausages!  I'd like some of this pampering to continue back home!*:) happy

Always spotless whether we were in the suite, on our deck, or by the pool enjoying the magnificent tropical grounds, both Larry & Erna are always hard at work.

My favorite time to see you guys (aside from delivering breakfast) was when you'd be zipping up or down the driveway on the scooter always with big smiles on & waves for the guests.  It's so nice to see two people you can tell deserve to be so happy in their own piece of paradise like this.  I wish you both the best & that you continue to love the life you've made here- definitely something to strive for ourselves!

Will be whole heartedly recommending Rumors to anyone heading to Roatan....just have to be sure and book nice and early like this time so there is room for us again!

Janine & Tristan
Langley, BC
February 25 - March 3, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Thank you for being such fabulous hosts.  You have made us feel like family.  Our first B&B experience has set very high expectations.  Fabulous breakfasts, companionship, the cleaniness, comforts and security has truly made it a great experience.  Love the flowers, birds & small animals.  The monkey lala was very special too.

Thank you for sharing your paradise!!

Bunny & Al
Weyburn, SK
February 2-16, 2014

To Our Friends Erna & Larry,

You both made our dream vacation come true!  You two are wonderful hosts, and more importantly wonderful people.

Erna- Thank you for the best meals on Roatan.  We woke up each morning looking forward to your warm smile and amazingly prepared breakfasts.  Phil will surely be dreaming about your fruit smoothies & waffles for months.  You are an absolute joy to be around and a phenominal hostess!

Larry- Thank you for giving us confidence in our under water adventures.  You opened our eyes to a whole new world under the ocean.  Your friendliness and humor will truly be missed.

Your home is gorgeous and your love for one another is truly inspiring.  Who would have thought that we could find such comforting friends and a beautiful home thousands of miles away from New York.

We will be back!!

Phil & Meghan
New York, NY
January 29, 2014

Hi Erna & Larry,

Thanks for made our stay here a beautiful moment.  Your place is absolutely amazing and all your attention making feel in family.

Thank you for all your hospitality and for take care about us.  Sorry for our bad English but you are so cool and help us in a lot of things.

Erna, you are the best chef around the Roatan.  We love your meals and your mango jelly!!

Larry, thank you for help us with the TV.  You make our night!!

You guys, now have two friends in El Salvador, you are welcome when you want it!

Esperamos no ser los ultimos salvadorenos aqui!!

With Love,

Pedro & Clara
El Salvador
January 28, 2014

To Our Dear Friends Erna & Larry,

We have had such a special time with you both, saying thankyou seems hardly enough to let you know how much we have enjoyed our time here.  We appreciate everything you have done to make our stay fun, relaxing and memorable.  Just what the doctor ordered.  We knew nothing about Roatan before coming here and now know why you have chosen such a wonderful place to call "Home".  It suits you both perfectly.

There was no question in our minds that you both would be successful in establishing the most sought after B&B on the island and now we too can endorse all the positive accolades that have been written on the Trip Advisor website.

Your home is beautiful as are the grounds and it shows with the attentiveness in all the landscaping you have done.  The pool is such a lovely addition to the property, adding a vibrancy & serenity, and a perfect gathering place.

The cabana is just gorgeous and so immaculate.  We slept like babies every night, then woke up to enjoy scrumptious breakfasts each morning. It doesn't get any better than that!

Thank you for taking us beachcombing and snorkeling and up to the hill top to enjoy the stunning views.  But mostly we have enjoyed spending time together.  It didn't matter to us that the weather was a little damp.

You are wonderful HOSTS and we hope to have the opportunity to repay the hospitality sometime soon by having you stay with us in BC.

Much Love,

Claire & Doug
Slocan Valley, BC
January 22, 2014

Erna & Larry,

Thank you so much for making our honeymoon totally perfect & unforgettable.  From your very first email, Dan knew he had found the most friendly & comfortable place to stay on the island. 

The cabana is absolutely lovely-the beautiful landscaping & island themed details really complete the experience.  Most of all we appreciated the "welcome" drink & beach tour, as well as the extra tips & tricks you gave throughout our week long stay.

We will also be first in line when Erna puts out an island breakfast cookbook-delicious everyday! 

Thanks again!

Jennee & Dan Schansberg
Milwaukee, WI
January 2014

Erna & Larry:

Thank you so much for making our stay here as wonderful as you did!  We couldn't have asked for more perfect hosts or a better place to enjoy our honeymoon on Roatan.

Your delicious breakfasts were such a treat and the cabana was a paradise - we can't wait to recommend Rumors to everyone we know!

If we're ever back on Roatan we're coming straight here!

Thanks again, much love
Jess & Nathan
Christchurch, New Zealand
Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014

P.S. We hope you have a fabulous new year 2014.

Erna & Larry,

After a long journey to the island, it was more than amazing to be greeted with welcoming smiles, an ice cold drink and a stroll along the beach.

The delicious breakfasts, beautiful atmosphere and endless amounts of advice, left an everlasting impression.  Your attention to detail: fresh cut flowers on the table, clean rolled up towels, tropic themed plates, almond milk (for the lactose intolerant), no onions (for the paranoid swimmer) and a hammock to laze around in, were icing on the cake.

Thanks for making our vacation one to rememeber.

Caitlin & Marco
Toronto, Canada

Erna & Larry,

We aren't ready to go back to Wisconsin!

Our week with you has been so rejuvenating -- we've stayed on several of the Caribbean's loveliest islands, but have never felt so at home -- the comfortable cabana, the amazing breakfasts, but most importantly, your hospitality.  We enjoyed your company & conversation, and your knowledge of West Bay was most welcome.

Thank you for a wonderful week in paradise!

Jennifer & Jason
Sheboygan, WI
Dec. 2013

Erna & Larry:

We could not have found a better place to spend our honeymoon than here at Rumors.  The Cabana is so beautiful!  The breakfast each morning a treat to start each day.  I could go on and on about all the things that made our trip here special but mostly it's YOU!  We loved every minute!

Thank-you so much!


Karla & Dallas
Sardis, BC
December 2013

Erna & Larry:

Thank you for such a spectacular place to stay!  The hospitality has been one of a kind!  A special thanks for learning everything there is to know about the Gluten-Free world & for being so accomodating.  I can't thank you enough for making it easy! 

Thanks for keeping the grounds so pristine.  You truly can see the pride shine through. Larry, thank you for the beach tour & snorkeling recommendations.  We will DEFINITELY recommend 'Rumors B&B'.  Thank you for the stories you've helped us create.

David & Helen
Calgary, AB
December 2013

Erna &  Larry

You are gracious & hospitable hosts in an abode that is paradise.  As soon as I arrived in West Bay and saw your place, I was already planning my trip back.  This was my first stay at a B&B and the bar is now very high.

Staying in the cabana was akin to being at a five star Gilligan's Island retreat.  I loved being spoiled each morning with your colorful, delicious gourmet breakfasts.

Thank you for your wonderful suggestions and advice.  I truly appreciated your genuine interest in making our stay enjoyable & memorable.  I also loved, loved, loved how spotlessly clean everything was.

Susan Grams
Calgary, AB
November 25, 2013

Larry & Erna

If you looked up the word paradise in the dictionary, it would say Rumors on Roatan.  Your place is absolutely amazing, so peaceful and beautiful.  Your pride of ownership sure shows.

I certainly appreciated the snorkeling tour that you took me on the first morning here.  It gave me confidence to snorkel on my own from then on and the snorkeling was wonderful.  Also, your suggestions and ideas for things to do & see were spot on.

Erna, your breakfasts were so delicious and so artfully arranged.  I may have gained 10 pounds during my stay.

Thank you both so much for your warm hospitality.  I sure felt welcome.

Lori Wylie
Calgary, AB
November 24, 2013

From the first answer to my email inquiry I felt comfortable with this choice.  After flight delays/misses & officially letting you know what was going on, I was so relieved to see you at the airport.
I desperately needed a relaxing, do not much of anything vacation & you helped make that happen.  The little things were much appreciated, especially the towel waiting at the pool when I came back from the beach. The walkaround was really nice to orientate myself to the area. The breakfasts were amazing as well.

Thank you for helping gain back a bit of my sanity.

Kathy Sakas
Elma, WA
October 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

When we began planning our Anniversary trip, we knew we had to pick a special place, and we did.  It has been spectacular.  I know it's the first of many times we will stay at your place here in Roatan.  We cannot ask for more.... your attention has been great.

Thanks alot,

Gerardo & Ale
San Salvador
October 6, 2013

Erna & Larry

Thank you for making our short trip to Roatan perfect!  You two are such amazing hosts!  We loved the cabana and delicious breakfasts!  We'll be back, for sure!


Jason & Dannelle Stanyer
Atlanta, Georgia
September 2013

Erna & Larry,

Thank you so much for a wonderful week!  Your hospitality has been amazing, you have both put so much attention and thought into all the details.  It was so much fun getting to meet your daughter & Jamie, thanks for sharing them with us.   We would wish you luck on the prosperity of your B&B, but you won't need it!  keep providing such a wonderful service here because we look forward to returning!  Thank you for wonderful breakfast, emaculate cleaning, beautiful landscaping, new knowledge of Canadian culture, and your friendship.

God Bless,

Blake & Lori
Vivian, Louisianna
September 21 - 28, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

What an absolutely wonderful week in Roatan.  There were so many places to choose from but we knew from the  moment we stepped out of the cab that we had made the right choice.  What a wonderful place.  Close enough to everything yet far enough away to be perfect.  The grounds are so well kept and the food was delightful.  We could not have asked for more.  We arrived as guests but left as friends.  We will not soon forget our stay here and when the time comes to return, we will only pick Rumors as our home away from home.  Thanks for everything.  It was all great.


David & Bonnie Breetzke
Covington, KY
September 7 - 14, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

Thank you so much for a wonderful week here in Roatan!
We had a great time staying at your place-- thank you for your hospitality!
The cabana is absolutely gorgeous and coming home from diving to see our group of hummingbirds on the balcony was a special treat.

Also, thank you for the delicious breakfasts, they were the perfect way for us to start every day.

We hope to see you soon again here on Roatan.

Sujin & Chris
Toronto, Ontario
August 17th-24th, 2013

Larry & Erna

Thank you so much for a great 2 weeks in Roatan.  The studio apt. was everything we had hoped for & more.  Everything was just spectacular.  The studio was just perfect & all the little touches made it special.

There was nothing about our stay that we would change.  We so enjoyed the wonderful breakfast each morning, as well as catching up on the days activities in the evening by the pool.

Thank you for making sure all of our adventures on the island were safe.  Your advice on where to go and what to do (or not do) was very much appreciated.  Also thank you for sharing your story & experiences.

We hope our travel plans bring us back to Rumors in the very near future.  Your place is beautiful and we hope things only go great for you both going forward.

Jim & Sara
Coldwater, Michigan
August 10th-24th, 2013

Larry & Erna,

Thank you so much for a lovely week in Roatan.  You guys have truly thought of everything!  From the fluffy towels to the delicious breakfasts.  We couldn't have had a more perfect stay.  It may be a while before our next trip, but we will definately stay here when we do come back.  Thank you again for being such wonderful hosts!

Amber & Paul
Austin, Texas
August, 2013

Dear Larry & Erna

Thank you for helping make Chanda's 40th birthday SO special!  We had an amazing 2 weeks experiencing this slice of paradise at Rumors.

Thank you for going above and beyond to make incredible food for us that was also mindful of Chanda's food allergies, and for taking the time to hang out with us.  We'll never forget our scooter trip, the amazing snorkelling, & lunch at the "Top of the Island"! 

We were inspired by your passion to start our own B&B... we'll keep you posted!

Your friends from Portland, OR

Tyler & Chanda
August 2013

Larry & Erna:

Thank you so much for an awesome week in Roatan!

This was by far our favorite vacation.  It was the best of both worlds.  Cabana is set apart, quiet & peaceful but yet a walk away from the beautiful beach & excitement.  We enjoyed going to Bananarama in the evenings for entertainment but the best part was coming back to the peaceful cabana. It's the perfect setting!

We really enjoyed getting to know you both & greatly appeciate your hospitality & everthing you did for us.  Thank you for always keeping the place emaculate & clean.  Thank you for the amazing breakfasts, they will be greatly missed.

Thank you for showing us around the beach & taking us snorkeling!  Thank you for not only suggesting great excursions but helping us book them as well.

We really enjoyed our pool conversations & getting to know you both.
Thanks for making our 3rd Anniversary one to remember forever.

We wish you all the best!

God Bless,

Stephen & Debbie Kelly
Muldoon, Texas
July 2013

Dear Erna & Larry:

What a wonderful place you guys have!  This was precisely what we needed and the two of you were the perfect hosts,making us feel instantly welcome and stress-free.  In no time, we'll be back in New York wishing instead that we had one more breakfast by the pool, another Scuba dive scheduled, another vulture circling above Christian's burnt back, all while enjoying the simple pleasures of Rumors on Roatan.  We hope to be back soon and are looking forward, at the very least, of recommending this place to our family and friends.
Thank you again and again!  The Best!


Jaime and Christian
New York, NY
July 4, 2013

Larry & Erna:

Words cannot describe how very special you have both made this "Babymoon" for Dan and I.  We came to Roatan with hopes of ample down time and nice, comfortable accomodations and we are leaving 100% refreshed and ready for what lies ahead! Where to begin?!  Erna-your breakfast every single morning was one of the highlights of each day, Larry-our hike around the island was especially memorable and watching the sun fall behind the clouds on our last night over delicious drinks and dip was wonderful!  I'm honestly not sure what we loved more- the beach or coming home to Rumors throughout the day.  The pool was a perfect temperature at every point of the day, the towels were plush and cozy, the tiki torches and lighted stairway in the evenings felt as though we were entering a movie set and the cabana = pristine, beautiful and absolute serenity.  All of the touches are notable- flashlights that you provided, a nicely scented candle, fine toiletries, beer and non-alcoholic beverages in the fridge and waking up each morning to hummingbirds- these 6 days really have felt like paradise and we wholeheartedly thank the two of you for creating this experience for us.  We will never forget our time on Roatan and we hope to return much sooner than later!

All the best,

Dan & Danika Chestnut
New York City, NY
June 27, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

Thank you both so much for an absolutely fantastic vacation.  Your hospitality, friendship, & helpfulness truly go above & beyond.  Ken & I loved staying in the beautiful studio - it had everything we could possibly want it to.  The balcony & hammock were a great way to relax.  Erna your breakfasts are incredible!  Thank you both again so much.  Your lovely home & gorgeous pool definately made our vacation not to mention the fabulous snorkelling & beautiful beach, West Bay, that we loved.

Much appreciated,

Linda & Ken
Las Vegas, NV
June 1, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

Thank you for being such wonderful, friendly hosts at your beautiful B&B.  The snorkelling & diving on Roatan is great.  In the past we have returned several times to Bonaire for our diving/snorkelling vacations, but we now have a new favourite - Rumors on Roatan.  The cabana is lovely and well equipped and the pool refreshing after a day of diving and snorkelling.

The breakfasts were delicious and filling (wonderful presentation as well).  We were so spoiled!

Thanks for all the great suggestions-Island tour & boat snorkel & restaurants.

We feel like we were staying with friends who love to spoil their guests!

John & Helen Schouls
Hamilton, Ontario
May 30, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry

We have loved our stay with you at Rumors.  You have made our vacation so special.  Meeting you has been the highlight of the vacation.  The cabana is first class along with the breakfast's each morning.  We could not have wished for anything better.  I am sure your B&B will continue to grow as word will get out.  What a great place you have here.

Thank you so much for being great hosts, we're so spoiled we don't want to leave but we will be back!

Thank You,


Cynthia & Robert
WestLake Village, California
April 2013

Larry & Erna

You have been lovely hosts, but it all started when you so patiently answered all the questions this "planner" had to have answers to...... you know.  I had to make sure I was booking the best value resort on the island.  Success!  Hubby is always impressed that I find these wonderful places.  The place is lovely but comfortable, and you took much too much time & effort making everything pristine again every day.  Thank you for the personal tour of the beach establishments, with suggestions of what was worthy and what to avoid.  It felt like we had friends here and weren't just paying guests.  We highly recommend the $4 lunch from the local shack, and West Bay Divers to tour the reef, but the snorkelling just off shore is also a MUST DO!  Thanks for the sunset party and hopefully we'll see you again. 

Happy Trails! wherever they may lead.

Tom & Angelika
Chattanooge, Tennessese
April 2013

Erna & Larry

Thanks for a great week in Roatan.  You guys were great hosts.  The breakfasts were awesome and an excellent way to start the day.  We loved your B&B.  Always so clean and the perfect location.  Really enjoyed the party last night.  We would love to return soon.......maybe next week.

Brigitte & Scott
Grafton, Wisconsin
April 2013

Erna & Larry,

We could not have asked for more gracious hosts.  The bungalow was perfect.  Jaime and I had a wonderful time here, thank you for making it special for us.

It was a pleasure to have met you both and we will recommend Rumors to everyone.  We can't forget the wonderful breakfasts served.

Thanks again for everything,

Eric & Jamie
Santa Rosa Bch, FL
March 2013

Erna & Larry,

Thank you very much for a fantastic stay.  Your property is beautifully landscaped and kept.  The cabana is very well appointed and provides all amenities and more.

We appreciated all your advice on what the island has to offer and your help organizing rides to and from the airport.  You truely made our stay carefree.  The breakfasts were always filling and delicious.  Rumors and Roatan gave us some great memories. 

Thank you very much!

Julianna & Trevor
Wetaskiwin, AB
March 2013

Dear Erna & Larry,

Thank you for  making the Roatan portion of our holiday truly awesome.  Your B&B is spectacular - so comfortable - we felt so at-home.  You are both such great, friendly hosts and our visits with you (rum punch in hand!) around the pool were always fun.

We will definitely tell people about your gem and it will forever be our destination in Roatan.

Thanks for everything!

Martin & Peggy
Edmonton, AB  Canada
March 5, 2013

Dear Erna & Larry:

Thank you for taking us in on such short notice! This is a lovely place to stay and so close to the beautiful beach and amazing dive shop....Bananarama!

With the gorgeous pool, cozy rooms, proximity to the beach, restaurants, and the "mall", and the warm hospitality, this place beats any expensive resort! Thanks again, we'd recommend "Rumors" to any couple.

Tess & Jordan
February 28, 2013

Dear Larry & Erna,

Thank you for a wonderful week!  We are so impressed with everything you've done on the property.  All your hard work has really paid off making "Rumors" a gem, a true find.

It was so great to wake up every morning to the beautifully kept grounds only to be surpassed by Erna's delicious breakfast.

We were so relaxed and comfortable this week.  Thank you again, for taking such good care of us.

Warmest Regards,

Jen & David Schneider
February 2013

Larry & Erna - We heard a Great "Rumor" .....

The cabana was breathtaking and always kept emaculate.  The "Pool Boy" (Lar) always made sure the pool was soooo inviting and surely was refreshing. The "Gourmet Chef" (Erna) made the most delicious meals that would start our day on the island healthy and energized.  The groundskeeper always made sure the retreat was maintained and the gardner made sure flowers were specially placed around the living quarters.

Thank you for sharing your paradise retreat ....."Rumors on Roatan" is a great place to stay....until next time when we want to place our toes in the water, ass in the sand... we will continue to spread the word "Rumor" about your piece of Paradise... "Rumors on Roatan" in West Bay!!!  Take care and see you soon!!! 

Love & Laughs,

Don & Paula Abel
Rochester, NY, USA.
January 2013

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