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Professor James (Jamie) & Kathy Pratt

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Bedrooms 5
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House, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

- Please Note - Rate quoted above is per night rate for MAIN house only (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; sleeps 6 max.). Up to 3 additional bedrooms (each with their own private bathrooms) may be added depending upon the needs of your group. Please email us for a quote for your group, as the rates for the additional rooms vary by room and total number of people in your group. Price breaks are given for a stay of one week or longer and for low season. THANKS!

- 180° Sunset Harbour Views

- 2-5 Bedrooms (plus sitting room/ office) / 2-5 Bathrooms available in total (16 People max.). Choose the number of rooms you need and only pay for those from two to five bedrooms

- Only rented to one group at a time

- Daily maid service included in rental price (except Sundays and holidays)

- Dinner Cook included in rental price (except Sundays and holidays; guests provide menu and food). No need to arrange a cook on a daily basis; our cook is at your service.

- Large and private, fully walled/ fenced garden with hammock, BBQ, colorful and fragrant flora. Garden is lit for romantic night time feel.

- Private Dock - for dinghy or rented Boston Whaler

- Automatic back-up generator

- Impressive Water Views from 3 of the Bedrooms, living room, upstairs sitting room & the kitchen!

- Bedrooms may be configured for 5 couples - 4 w/ Kings, 1 w/ Queen; Or for 3 families - with 2 rooms (w/ 4 beds per room) for kids and 3 rooms for parents (2 w/Kings & 1 w/ Queen)

- BEACH MEMBERSHIP with 6 chairs and 3 umbrellas all set up and waiting for you right between the two most popular resorts on the island (FREE to Blue Dolphin guests; additional chairs and umbrellas may be rented for a nominal daily fee)

- POOL MEMBERSHIP just a few short blocks from the Blue Dolphin

- WEDDING Venue - Great location for an intimate wedding (see photo; to see more wedding photos, use link to Blue Dolphin website then click on Photo Gallery within Harbour Is. heading)

You'll know you're 'not in Kansas anymore' in this charming waterfront Cape Cod style home on beautiful and historic Bay Street. The serenity and beauty of the Blue Dolphin and it's property make it a perennial favorite for photo shoots of catalogs (including Island Company 2007) and magazine/ newspaper articles from Vogue April 1999 to the Wall Street Journal April 23-24, 2011 D10.

The home is ideal for large family gatherings or for couples who want the flexibility of a large house when family or friends are visiting and a cozy cottage when they are alone. The main house on the ground floor sleeps six and includes two bedrooms and two full baths. It may be rented by itself or guests may choose to add up to three additional bedrooms and bathrooms in incremental prices as needed. THE BLUE DOLPHIN WILL ONLY BE RENTED TO ONE GROUP AT A TIME.

The fabulous 180 degree harbour view climaxes each evening with colorful and varying sunsets which may be enjoyed from any one of four porches (front patio; side bedroom covered porch, upstairs sun deck and private master bedroom balcony).

The Blue Dolphin has its own dock right out in front for your dinghy or rented Boston Whaler. The house also has a large and lovely lighted backyard garden filled with beautiful hibiscus, fragrant jasmine, colorful alamanda flowers, a rustic, but very functional barbeque pit and hammock.

Harbour Island was rated #1 in the region of the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda by Travel & Leisure in 2005 'Best Of' issue, August 2005. The BEACH has been rated one of the 10 best in the World by Condé Nast magazine and was #1 on the Travel Channel's '10 Best Beaches in the Caribbean' 2003 episode. The water in the harbour and at the beach is crystal clear azure, so inviting.

The Blue Dolphin is conveniently located only blocks from shops, restaurants and a short walk or even shorter golf cart ride (preferred mode of island travel) to the famous three mile pink sand beach.

Enjoy 'the best of both worlds' spending your days at the beach and your mornings and evenings on the scenic and tranquil harbour.

Finally, the Blue Dolphin is one of very few houses on the island that include daily maid and dinner cook (except Sundays and holidays), so you're really on vacation!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Professor James (Jamie) & Kathy Pratt (Owner)
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About Professor James (Jamie) & Kathy Pratt

Here is a family picture of the Pratts at their vacation home the 'Blue Dolphin' on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Jamie and Kathy are the parents and the 'boys' are Jason (& his wife Aleksandrina),Ryan and Dylan. Jamie (James) is a distinguished full Professor at the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, IN. Kathy is a former CPA, homemaker and community volunteer.

Professor James (Jamie) & Kathy Pratt purchased this villa in 1991

Why Professor James (Jamie) & Kathy Pratt chose Dunmore Town

Jamie has been going to Harbour Island since 1961 when his Grandfather 'discovered' it and began spending every winter there. Jamie travelled down with his family at Christmas time most every year; they would stay in various rental houses - usually on the Coral Sands property. He made friends with many local Bahamian boys - he is still friends with them 50 years later.

His grandfather called 'Colonel Pratt' supported the islanders by assisting them in the purchase of fishing boats, etc. Colonel Pratt held a Christmas party each year for the island children and gave them each a schilling (English currency at the time) and lots of candy; Jamie and the other grandchildren helped with the party and enjoyed it as much as the islanders.

Kathy began going to the island when she started dating Jamie in college and fell in love with it (and him) right away! They married and moved to Seattle, Washington. It was a long trip to Harbour, but they visited as often as possible. When they eventually moved back to the midwest, they decided to 'take the plunge' and invest in the island - they have not been sorry!

The 'boys' have been going since birth (some of them in-utero).

They all love it and hope you will too!

What makes this villa unique

The benefits of staying at the Blue Dolphin include Jamie's special love of gardening which shows in the beautiful and fragrant gardens that surround the house and Kathy's attention to detail within the house itself. Check the vrbo site for all the amenities - a long list. Jamie and Kathy tried to take the best ideas from the many rental homes they have stayed in over the years and incorporate them into their own property while adding a few things they wished they'd had at some of those homes.

Kathy remembers hanging clothes on the line when owners either did not have or would not let the renters use the dryer - not at the Blue Dolphin; a full size washer and dryer are available. For those guests who really do like the fresh air scent of clothes dried on the line, there is a clothes line available as well. WiFi is available for guests who want to stay in touch while lounging on the front patio or back by the fire-pit, etc.

Kathy and Jamie have always preferred the harbour - sunset side of the island, but they know that the world-famous pink sand beach on the sunrise side is a major attibute of the island as well. So, they have arranged a beach membership to provide 6 beach lounge chairs and 3 shade umbrellas all set up and wiating on a daily basis right between the two most popular resorts on the beach for no extra charge for Blue Dolphin guests. Additional chairs and umbrellas may be utilized for a nominal daily charge.

What are you waiting for!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We all had a really good time while we were there and thought that the improvements to the house were great. I loved all of the extra balconies and (while I haven’t seen tons of other homes) really think the back yard must be special. I doubt there are many locations that offer as much in terms of the overall package - gorgeous beaches; low key, friendly people; ease of getting around and the access to an occasional lovely meal out. And with kids having the beach right next to a pool while still being able to get to your own house with enclosed outdoor space (fully fenced yard), nothing beats it. It is a special place." Best, JBH
May 2007
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Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
5

A little slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I agreed a few years ago that we never wanted to go back to the Caribbean, that Costa Rica was far preferable, that the Caribbean was never as nice or as relaxing as we expected, and so forth. Then my tennis group decided to spend a week on Harbor Island (or, as the denizens call it, Briland) at the Blue Dolphin. I went reluctantly, only agreeing to go because it's a fun group to travel with. The Blue Dolphin is located just a stone's throw from the water taxi dock - we walked there in five minutes when we landed. We were a group of 12 tennis friends, all comfortably ensconced at the Blue Dolphin for the week. Plenty of room for everybody, and multiple areas where a large group can gather to cook, eat, have a cocktail, play games, or even dance. You can watch the sunset from one of the many decks or from the front patio. From there you can walk into Dunmore Town. You're five minutes by golf cart from the world's most beautiful, relaxing beach, or from five-star gourmet restaurants, a charming local coffee house, tennis courts, pools, docks, art galleries, grocery stores… you name it. The people who live on Harbor Island are so welcoming and friendly and helpful and warm. Want to run a tab at the grocery store? And you're staying at the Blue Dolphin? No problem. The owners are well known to the full-time residents of the island, so you get help and instant credibility wherever you go. While we were there, a Junkanoo parade (look it up!) passed by one evening, so we ran outside to dance down the street with the drummers and dancers. We were there for a week and I truly *hated* to leave the place. I actually came home and told my husband that he'd love Harbor Island, and that it's the only place in the Caribbean I'd ever return to visit. I want to go back!
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Jocelyn - Thank you so much for expressing your unique perspective about your visit to Harbour Island and the Blue Dolphin. We certainly hope to welcome you back AND your husband to the island to see for himself how special it is! Fondly, Kathy & Jamie Pratt
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annivrsary celebration

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my family recently stayed at The Blue Dolphin and loved it! It was perfect for our large extended family of 10. Great views of the harbor and sun sets and close to the beach were a plus! Gorgeous views daily and very relaxing!!!!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Best Harbour Island Stay

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing and has to be one of the best places to stay on Harbour Island. It suited my party perfectly, as we had 5 adult couples travelling for a wedding, and the Blue Dolphin offers 5 separate bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a huge gathering area on the main patio, many smaller decks, and adequate indoor space. We loved that the house was centrally located and we could easily walk to the main dock, restaurants and stores, the beach and the pool. The Blue Dolphin was home to many happy memories for us. It would also work for families with children as there are a few rooms with either bunk beds or a trundle bed.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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Harbour Island House

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Loved the island, loved the house. The location is perfect as it is right in the village on the bay, has it's own dock, walk to shopping, 3 minute golf cart ride to the beautiful pink sand beach (THAT BEACH! What a beach!) and they've arranged for umbrellas and lounge chairs to be available at the beach. They employee a cook for evening meals and she was not only a great cook but fun to talk to. She is flexible and can make just about anything: grouper, conch stew, crab and rice, chicken, pork chops. All was delicious and our kids are still commenting on how much better Princess cooks than their mother or their father. The daily helper that cleaned was patient when we were in her way and left lovely flowers from the garden everywhere. I’m a garden dabbler so loved the fresh flowers and wandering your garden throughout the day. We enjoyed hanging out in the front and watching the traffic go by in the evenings and tossing the football in the backyard in the mornings. And seriously, this really is a friendly island - everyone had a wave for us and all were kind and helpful. We reserved the main house which includes 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is air conditioned. And you can expand your party and stay in the upstairs or in a separate side suite. Very flexible. I highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Tennessee
5

Wedding we dreamed of on Harbour Island!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much to everyone for allowing us to share the Blue Dolphin for our wedding! The landscaping is such a beautiful back drop!! This is such a wonderful and convenient house to have the ceremony. The girls got ready in the beautiful room upstairs and we used the stairs outside as our walkway. The terrace is so pretty with vines and flowers wrapping it as a gift. This will definately be our anniversary location!!! Highly recommended house on the island for all occasions! Thanks again!!
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Fabulous Time at the Blue Dolphin

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I wanted to send you a note to thank you for sharing your wonderful home, the Blue Dolphin, with us. We had an absolutely perfect stay. The house was wonderfully appointed and carefully thought out to make our stay comfortable and easy. The layout gave each family the luxury of some autonomy while sharing a house - something that's difficult to find. I didn't realize what a luxury having the dock would be but it ended up being a highlight with the kids waking around 7 each morning and taking their poles and heading out to fish. My husband even managed to land a bonefish on a Spongebob kid pole - something that became common knowledge among the fishing folks on the island by sunset :) Princess was wonderful and I will be craving her conch chowder until we return. All in all - a fabulous visit to Briland. We will be back to the Blue Dolphin next year, let the countdown begin!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Bahamas Fast Ferry
Nearest Golf
90 Miles
Cotton Bay, Rock Sound, Eleuthera-not recommended
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Various
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Water Ski from Valentines
Nearest Beach
0.45 Miles
Pink Sand Beach - entire eastside of island
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Government Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Three Island (boat taxi dock)
Nearest Point of Interest
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
Nearest Point of Interest
The BEACH
Car: not necessary

Have your nails done or get a facial at a local salon. A massage therapist can work out all those kinks either in the salon or in the privacy of the Blue Dolphin.

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Dunmore Town Villa Rental Rates

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Low Season - see Notes
May 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
$9,720
 
 
High Season - see Notes
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$10,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes $500/nt rate is for MAIN HOUSE only (2Br, 2Ba) <1wk
Rates: $3000 - $5000/wk for up to 10 guests (add'l guests up to max. of 16 at $100/per./wk per add'l guest); rate depends upon total rooms being used. Email for quote
Less than 1 wk rental rate is 1/6 weekly rate per night (6 nights is the same price as 7); 2 night minimum.
10% discount for low season
10% discount for 4 week rental or longer
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Amenities

Amenities

Dunmore Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite - Main Floor Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Flr Garden bedroom - adjacent to bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Adjacent/Side Bedroom - Ensuite bath; walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Up Garden Bathroom - Ensuite; separate area with double sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Up Mastr - Ensuite; sep. area with dble sinks; shr w/ office
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower behind house (hot & cold water!)
  • Six - All five of the bedrooms have their own bathroom. All bathrooms are ensuite except for the bathroom for the main floor garden bedroom which is just next to it. There is also an outdoor shower behind the house with hot and cold water.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main Flr Mastr Bed.: ensuite full bath & Sunset Harbour View
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twins may be made up as king. Garden view; adj. full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Side Adj. Bed. - Harbour & garden view; ensuite bath; porch
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Up Garden Bed.- 2 beds may be made up as king; opens to deck
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Up Mastr Bed.- Bal. w/ Harbr view; ensuite bath; walk-in clo
    Office/Sitting Room - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/ roll-out trundle; kitchenette; shares bath w/ mstr
  • Five Bedrooms plus sitting room/office which has daybed and roll-out trundle bed. Bedrooms may all be set up for couples (4 with king beds and 1 queen) or two of the bedrooms may be set up to each sleep 4 children. Three of the bedrooms and the office/sitting room have lovely harbour views. The upstairs master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the harbour. The side adjacent bedroom has its own porch overlooking the harbour.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dinner cook provided; guests purchase food and plan menu with the cook Automatic back-up generator, Ten minute walk or two minute golf cart ride to the Beach, Daily maid service and dinner cook included in rental price, Three of the bedrooms have waterfront views, Another unique feature of the Blue Dolphin is that it may be rented in segments with main house (2 bedrooms/ 2 baths) as a minimum for savings, 10% discount for off season and 10% discount for long-term (monthly) rental, Additional Blue Dolphin amenities include a fully fenced yard, hairdryer in every bathroom, outdoor shower and a clothes line.
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