IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING.... EXCEPT

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IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING.... EXCEPT

Bahama Palm Shores House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

If you want to get away from everything......except a cottage on a beautiful beach in the Bahamas, then consider a week at the Reef House.

The Reef House is an oceanfront cottage located in a secluded neighborhood at Bahama Palm Shores, Abaco, Bahamas. The cottage is aptly named because it is in swimming distance of a series of reefs that calm the ocean before the waves hit the beach, making it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, or just viewing the tropical colors. The spacious cottage is fully equipped; has a great room with cathedral ceilings, a complete kitchen, dining, and living area that opens to a screened porch overlooking the ocean. There are two queen bedrooms with adjoining baths downstairs, and two large loft bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each, that are easily accessible by stairs.

The cottage is 19 miles south of Marsh Harbour airport, so you will need to rent a car (about $350/week).

Abaco Island is less than 200 miles east of Florida, and Marsh Harbour has an international airport served by American and Continental airlines, as well as numerous Floridian and Bahamian airlines. Bahama Palm Shores is in a secluded neighborhood located about 19 miles south of Marsh Harbour. The REEF HOUSE is right on an eight mile stretch of beach, and we will provide a map and easy directions to get there. By far, the best way to get to the cottage is to rent a car at the airport (about $350/week). You then have the pleasure of your own private beach cottage, yet have the ability to explore and enjoy the entire island of Abaco.

FOR MORE PICTURES GO TO: Link below

www.picasaweb.google.com/rawlswilliam/TheReefHouse

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

William

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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If You Want to Get Away from Everything.... Except
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
Dadeville, AL
5

KEEP GOING BACK!

  • 5 of 5
This summer will be our fourth year to Abaco and the third one staying at The Reef House. I cannot say enough great things about this place. It has everything you need and then some! The views are spectacular. My husband loves snorkeling the reef that is right in front of the house. We love listening to the sounds of the waves crashing as we go to bed at night. The upper sun deck is wonderful, especially at night with the telescope (which is included in the house). The owners are great and very friendly. We absolutely love Abaco and love The Reef House. It's a tradition for us each year to stay there now. So relaxing, it's hard to leave.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
5

ALL-AROUND AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
We had an all-around Amazing Experience at the Reef House! The house itself was beautiful, and quite a bit more spacious than I'd anticipated. We had 8 adults stay for the week, and there was plenty of room for all. Our favorite was the screened-in porch with a view of the ocean. Lounging and laughing with our morning coffee and ocean waves in the background was absolutely unbeatable. The house was well-supplied with condiments and all needed kitchen supplies which was super convenient. Additionally, I would say the one factor that made this house choice exponentially valuable for me was the helpfulness of Bill, the owner. He provided detailed directions to the house and various restaurants, help with activity recommendations, and more; there was no question, big or small, that Bill couldn't help us with. He always emailed me back quite promptly--and the peace of mind that comes with that, you can probably guess, is priceless. We knew that if something were to go wrong (and when you travel internationally, that does tend to happen at times), Bill would make sure we would be well taken care of right away. Everything in the house was found as expected; while the house was awesome, its top feature was the pristine white-sand beach within a few steps from the house; it was so nice for a group of our size to be able to be on our own schedule and not have to pack up all at once and drive to the beach and return at the same time. The other great feature was the moon deck. We sat out at midnight and just gazed at the myriad of stars for hours. Great house, great owner. I very much recommend it!
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
Clarks Summit, PA
5

IF YOU WANT TO GET AWAY FROM EVERYTHING, THIS IS DEFINITELY THE PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I stayed at the Reef House in November 2012 with the aim of doing absolutely nothing for a week. I found the Reef House by typing “I want to get away from everything” into Google, and it delivered on that promise! The house is located on an 8 ½ mile stretch of white sand so soft it was like walking in powder. It might as well have been a private beach, because we saw 4 people on the beach the entire week. The house is beautiful, and would work especially well for two couples or two families with children. There are two bedrooms downstairs with a loft above each bedroom. The screened porch is the perfect place to enjoy meals or laze in the hammock. The stars from the sundeck are simply amazing - we downloaded a celestial identification app and enjoyed identifying the various constellations. Mornings were spent wandering the beach and finding coconuts with which to make rum cocktails. We tended to wake up early because the bedrooms face east and have no curtains, so you get up when the sun comes up.

The only negative is the distance from Marsh Harbour – it is 30 minutes to get to the grocery store or liquor store, and don’t cut it close if you want to catch a ferry. They always leave on time! If you are missing an ingredient for a meal, expect at least a one hour drive. However, the drive was well worth the privacy. The dishwasher broke while we were there, but it was addressed immediately by the caretaker. The internet went down too, but the local company called to make sure it came back up - the nice lady even gave us her personal cell phone number in case it went down again. While there, we visited Guana Cay, Treasure Cay and Hopetown. We went to Mangoes, Snappas, Capn Jacks, Coco Beach Bar and Grill, Nipper’s and Pete’s Pub. The hands- down winner for best rum punch was the Ting-V at Coco Beach in Treasure Cay. Best food (and especially best conch fingers) was Pete’s Pub. It was an interesting time to be in the Abacos because no one (and I mean NO ONE) was there. The sailors had fled from Hurricane Sandy the week before, and the bars and marinas were empty.

If you are looking for complete seclusion and privacy, or if you want the benefits of a private beach without paying for one, then this is the place. If you are looking for nightlife, clubs and crowds, this is not the place. I have already recommended the Reef House to all of my friends, and would definitely return.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
Orlando, FL
5

AHHH....PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
Five of us stayed a week at the Reef House, which was one of the best vacations we've had. The beach house was very accomodating, with everything you'd need...except fishing equipment. The Rawls even provide a large dinghy raft and kayak (which we enjoyed). There is also a small row boat, that we didn't use, since there were 5 of us. The weather was perfect, with only one day of rain. The power went out a couple of times, but not for long. We ate at Mangos, Snappas, and Pete's Pub (which was our favorite food/bar, with an awesome view of the ocean up the hill behind the bar). We took the ferry to Guana Cay and had lunch and drinks at Nipper's. The view was absolutely beautiful.
The house itself was wonderful, with two refrigerators, all neccessary appliances and utensils. We lucked out because our stay was during lobster season. We went to Nancy's at Sandy Point and bought lobster from a fisherman as he brought in his catch. What a deal! 18 lobster tails for $20. We rented a boat for a day, and snorkeled at Mermaid's Reef. The fish were abundant there...quite a neat place to snorkel. We also cruised over to Hope Town and had drinks and appetizers. We bought fresh conch from a local vendor on the side of the road, and had unbelievable fresh conch salad! We would HIGHLY recommend the Reef House, and hope to return one day. Thank you to the Rawls for providing such a wonderful house for others to enjoy.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks.

We make every effort to maintain the Reef House in pristine condition,
and the Island of Abaco remains the same.

Bill Rawls, owner
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
The Emerald Coast
5

A GREAT VACATION SPOT!

  • 5 of 5
This house is amazing! We stayed during the month of November and couldn't have been happier with the accomodations. From top to bottom, this house was a great vacation spot.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bahama Palm Shores Abaco
Washington
5

ONE OF OUR BEST VACATIONS EVER!

  • 5 of 5
The Reef House is everything it's advertised to be! The pictures and description are an accurate reflection on how wonderful this vacation house is. We stayed here for ten days in July, and it was as close to perfect as it gets. The house is beautifully furnished, well maintained, and fully stocked; we found everything we needed.

The location is perfect. Private and secluded, yet just a ~25 minute drive to Marsh Harbor. The entire time we were there, we saw only six people walking by on the beach which is our idea of heaven. You really do feel as if you have your own private beach. We enjoyed just relaxing on the beach, but it's easy to tour the island (rent a car, you'll need one), and you can take a ferry to one of the other cays.

Since there are no window coverings on any windows, and why block that great ocean view, I recommend you bring an eye mask for sleeping, unless you want to get up at dawn. Also, because glass gets washed up on the beach, I'd bring water shoes with a good sole.

Maxwells is a great store in Marsh Harbour where you can find almost anything you need. The Island Bakery has very good cinnamon rolls. Can't really recommend any of the Marsh Harbour restaurants. We ate at Mangoes (so-so), made the trip to Pete's Pub (not worth the trouble), and took the ferry to Great Guana Cay to eat at Nippers (once was enough). We made most of our meals at the Reef House, utilizing the barbeque, and they were great.

The Reef House has been one of our best finds on VRBO and I can't recommend it highly enough if you want a relaxing vacation in a beautiful ocean setting. I wish I was there right now! Thanks Bill and Helen!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Car: necessary

The Reef House is in a secluded residential neighborhood

composed mostly of second home owners. It is on a beautiful

8 mile stretch of beach with good swimming, snorkeling, and

fishing. Most of the shopping, restaurants, and stores are

in Marsh Harbour, therefore is is usually advisable to rent

a car, which costs about $350 a week. Abaco Island has a wide

variety of sights, from isolated fishig villages to fancy resorts; blue holes, wold horses, out islands, and so on.

Other Activities: the cottage is near excellent bonefishing, deep sea fishing, and reef fishing

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Availability & Rates

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Bahama Palm Shores House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 1800/week (7 nights), $225 each additional night
  • $1800/wk( 7 nights), and $225 for each additional night
    $800 advance to secure dates (not refundable)
    Remaining balance due owner 1 wk prior to beginning rental
    No more than eight people per rental
    We rent for 1 week or longer - no nightly rentals
    check in at 4PM, check out at 10AM
  • $1,800/wk(7 nights), and $225 for each additional night

Amenities

Bahama Palm Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Broadband Access
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • there is also an outside shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , loft
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , loft
  • 2 large queen bedrooms downstairs, each with adjoining bath 2 spacious loft bedrooms with two twin beds in each, both are easily access able by stairs.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: