We recently spent our honeymoon at James' house in Utila. WOW! We stayed at his little piece of paradise for 2 weeks and had the best vacation of our lives, seriously. The Purple Jawfish is the perfect getaway for 2 people, and is one of the few truly, oceanside homes with a private beach. James' place has everything you need to enjoy yourselves, and backs right up to the ocean where you can throw on some snorkeling gear (provided at the house, but we brought our own), walk 30 feet into the water and get your snorkel on! We loved doing this everyday! I would recommend some water shoes, as there are pokey rocks here and there entering the water.
The house is a great location (although NOTHING on Utila is far from anything else), it's far enough from the hustle and bustle of the bars/restaurants/ main strip that you don't get the noise, but a short 3 minute scooter ride to all the goodness. James was just wonderful in helping us prepare for our trip and has a great caretaker, Mike, at the house who gave us plenty of ideas of things to do, went and refilled our drinking water when needed, set up us with James' scooter rental for the week (a must, and SO much fun, well worth the $). All the locals are incredibly friendly and so generous. We loved the variety of restaurants and bars around. We cooked quite a few meals at the house, included great fish dinners from a badass fishing day with James' buddy, Capt Joe- highly recommend. We caught a cooler full of tuna and Barracuda. The diving is obviously incredible there and a great place to learn to dive, also.
We are thinking of returning in the winter with a lg group of friends and we will stay here again, as it's nice to have our own space, and everything is so close anyhow that it works great to stay in separate houses. I would say this place is a must for a couple (though your friends will be jealous!).
The house itself is a very clean, spacious, open floor plan with a breakfast nook, relaxation/reading area, and comfortable queen bed, open kitchen, and bathroom with spacious shower (warm water included!). Given that we were in the caribbean, we were expecting some crawly critters inside during out stay, there were NONE. We had no issues with bugs or insects inside the house. The sand flies are quite annoying (outside) if there is no breeze, which is quite rare, but they are easily combated with bug spray (we used DEET and worked great).
If you are thinking of staying at the Purple Jawfish, do it! You will not regret it, we had the time of our lives, and it was so important for us to have such a great place to stay and wonderful memory of a trip given that it was our honeymoon!