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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Run away, get sandy and tanned and you'll never want to leave Moonrise!

Escape to waterfront tropical bliss in environmental harmony at this peaceful, private cottage sea to sea estate property. A refreshingly green and elegantly modern rustic escape beckons nature lovers, spiritual seekers, romantic adventurers, sensual souls, creative and romantic spirits. Breathtaking views of crystal clear water to Tahiti Beach with a special private beach on six sea to sea acres of north Lubbers Cay. This ideal, clandestine getaway provides a perfect sanctuary bordered by the brilliant Sea of Abaco bathed by the rising sun and moon. Finding Moonrise is your private 'Slice of Paradise' Easy access to Cracker P's, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, area reefs and more. Sustainable solar energy provides a silent and reliable power source for your classically styled pioneer wooden cottage. Amusement by curly tail lizards, abundant resident sea life right under the dock and tropical birds flutter into your meditations. Easy access by boat, safe, private and laid back living

Comfortably Tropically Green: 'The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man'. ~Author Unknown

Unplug and Indulge in the peaceful water and soft sand of your own beach. Marvel at the infinity of a star-washed sky. From our guests:'Nothing compared to Moonrise and its seclusion. You can literally walk around naked! The lot is gorgeous with tropical trees and flowers and plants. It is very private, a great place for relaxation, solitude, romance . . . you name it! We are so glad we chose Moonrise.' 'Moonrise For Romance was just what we needed.....and actually went way beyond our expectations'

'Our experience here was simply awesome! After researching several options, we landed at Moonrise. Thank you universe . . . thank you Marlee. How often can you find a place so far from home that is so comfortable that you are immediately at home? Wow, Wow, Wow. We felt like imperial guests at some one's home - not your typical rental house -- empty, barren, cold, this is paradise!

Personal Freedom Undisturbed Privacy: Our spirits have been nurtured completely. So peaceful, only the sounds of nature. This has not only been a life-changing experience, but one we will cherish in our hearts forever' The view every morning was spectacular!

You will love the sleeping accommodations! The entire cottage and grounds are absolutely charming and romantic! The bathroom is a unique separate building -- very clean, very close, flush toilet . . . no problem. You will absolutely love the garden shower that is outside among the plants.'

Landscaping is very natural and beautiful attracting many wild birds. This is an adventure best suited to those who appreciate ecology and a simply elegant new age pioneer lifestyle experience. Solar electricity with abundant energy, charging laptops, cameras, etc, no problem. Time to leave the electronics in a bag and embrace the real culture of a wild island experience gently tamed by the conscious hands of the artist owner.

Open Style Living: The cottage was designed to open to the daily sunshine and breezes with very large screened windows. There is no air conditioning and for the months of August and September the cottage is not generally available for rent. The exception is if you are happy to have your cooling provided by fans and water immersion (my personal favorite). This is a very, very comfortable lifestyle for those wishing to decompress and become self aware and conscious of the cycle of life in harmony with nature. If you like 'glamping' this will exceed your expectations and become an unforgettable experience in the bosom of nature.

Nurture your spirit, commune with nature, reconnect with inner peace and the beauty that unfolds into your daily view.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Marlee Mason

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I am a naturalist and artist and keep moving into a vision of earth harmony and connection to earth stewards. I grew up on a farm in North Western Canada and moved to the east before I began to travel south for vacations and got hooked on tropical weather. I began the construction of Moonrise with my husband and young family however the marriage failed in the second year and I was afforded the opportunity to live as a single mom, single resident on a tropical island. I considered myself the queen of the island until others began to arrive and settle the island. I grew into the experience of building and living in a new age lifestyle and learning a respect for nature, discarding much of the unnecessary baggage in my life and focusing on finding inner peace. Moonrise is a triumph over obstacles for a humble farm girl who was determined to prove the skeptics wrong when they declared that I could not do this on my own. I had more time than money so in my free time, I would boat to the outer shores and I began to collect sea glass found on the beaches. This passion evolved into a jewelery art enterprise after I learned silversmith skills so I could set local antique sea glass into fine jewelery. Now I am focusing on developing a style of oil painting in additional to my one of a kind sea glass designs. You can find me on face book if you are interested.

Marlee Mason purchased this cottage in 1981

We settled here as a young family of four from Eastern Canada to find a better life with clean air, water and a dream to live an organic lifestyle in nature with bigger dreams than a bank account. The property captured my heart as it was out of the village noise and had good protection from ocean swells and major tropical storms nestled behind Elbow Cay yet only a few minutes from the finer restaurants and services of Hope Town or White Sound. The best part was the unpopulated and undeveloped beach that is shallow so it was perfect for toddlers. The view over Tahiti Beach to catch the spray of breaking waves and capture the prevailing winds enchanted me. Although my children have left home there is still a playful energy and a sense of wonder at the crabs, birds, fish under the dock and open spaces to explore.

As I have witnessed the development of the islands, I realized my intuitive choice and desire to buy a large piece of island waterfront was one of the better choices I made in life.

Solar energy gives the house electricity without interruption and without noisy and offensive exhaust generators. This is a learning and celebration opportunity to live a green life with renewable energy. The cottage is on a 6 acre sea to sea estate parcel so there is plenty of space to roam and find peace from the noise of commerce. The dock has deep enough water to safely keep your boat with a mooring to secure it away from the dock in foul weather. Safe and away from intrusions lending a honeymoon experience to daily activities.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Property Reviews

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Moonrise A Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Moonrise A Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Abaco
Vancouver, Canada

Truly Paradise

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
This property is truly paradise. It was exactly the special place we were looking for. Safe, clean, well maintained and very peaceful. The welcome sign to us when we arrived was a special touch. Marlee the owner provided us with great information of the area. Thank you for sharing paradise with us.
In closing I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased to offer sanctuary to guests who appreciate the opportunity to rejuvenate within the heart of nature in the tropics. Thank you for being my special guests. Keep coming back, it gets better each visit!

Helpful votes: 7/7
Moonrise A Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Abaco

Moonrise Cottage was truly Magical!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
I live in the Bahamas and have traveled far and wide, but there is something indescribably wonderful and magical about Moonrise.. when we pulled up to the dock of this sweet cottage perched on a lush green hill overlooking the bright blue ocean, our smiles began. we ascended up the sand dollar shaped stepping stones, past the grassy, fairy tale hillocks and the lovely screened in bedroom, with it's decoration of translucent ancient sea bottles, shells and driftwood and made our way up to the balcony for a breathtaking view of the ocean and Elbow Cay. Here we could not help thinking “wow.. what a precious find!” The kitchen and living room was open and airy, with endless views. As we sat on the balcony to enjoy our sunset cocktails, we were joined by a flurry of delicate, little yellow feathered birds that came to sip on some fruit jelly we set out on the railing.. they sat amongst us without fear.. and added extra magic to the scenery..

During the day it was so easy to zip to Hope Town on our little boat to enjoy the candy cane striped lighthouse and the quaint town. Our evenings at Moonrise were spent barbequing on the balcony as the sun went down, and then sitting by the bonfire for some good tunes, off key singing and lots of laughter.. we explored the shorelines for sea treasures in the mornings and jumped off the dock for a cool off in the afternoons. At night we slept like babies in the ocean air… there was never a dull moment.. thank you Moonrise for bringing us such unforgettable memories! We will be back!
Owner's Response: I had no doubt that those who travel extensively and sample other places will feel the charm of Moonrise as it was designed to allow my guests to find freedom and peace in an uncluttered and natural environment. I'm so happy to share the experience with conscious, nature loving and eco conscious people. Come back again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Abaco

Magical Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
After our week long vacation, it is so hard to describe Moonrise, it is a combination of the simple times, time for yourself, time to watch finch birds taking times to drink and eat, watch the curly tails here and there, take time to watch a hermit crab, basically time to do the things that we forgot existed, the life that goes around and we don't notice, this cottage has the ability to heal your soul and clear you mind, the night sky and the sound of the waves it is refreshing and therapeutic.
You routine becomes yourself, nature and your new method of transportation - your boat, I brought a Garmin marine GPS that was an excellent companion, cay hopping is the most amazing experience in life, learning the story of the Abacos is fascinating, talking to the locals and their legitimate interest to enlighten you is amazing, this experience reminds me of a movie called "The Trumman Show" but the difference is that this is real, Hope town one of the close cays is like that, but you are living it., Guana Cay, Man-O War are other cays we visited, their distinct character and story will leave you amazed.
I travel extensively for work and leisure, and have seen most of the caribbean islands, but The Abacos cays are a secret paradise that only a few know, then you add Moonrise to the mix and you will get an unforgettable experience.
This has been the first time in my life that when I saw the coast of Florida my heart was broken, the other half was left in The Abacos, Marlee will make sure you enjoy your journey, go and experience this amazing adventure for yourself.
Owner's Response: It is a privilege to hostess grateful guests who are the perfect match for the experience of Moonrise. I loved having your questions and sharing your expertise. Thanks to you Moonrise now has more energy efficient LED lighting than ever. I am twice blessed to have you as your compliments tell me you experienced healing in nature. Come back soon! Marlee
Moonrise A Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Abaco
Oak Vale, Mississippi

Our Great Escape!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Cannot even begin to tell you how beautiful these islands and their waters are!!!!! Moonrise is amazing!!!! Slip back into simplier times at this property.....enjoy and be a part of nature! The cottage is well built, has all the necessary comforts. The bedroom downstairs was amazing, bed was comfy, trade winds kept us cool at night and the sound of the ocean waves lulled us to sleep! We loved the garden shower........Marlee has taken great care to make sure that every experience at the cottage is simply enjoyable! Make sure to listen to the morning radio show on the radio upstairs in the cottage, they provide great information and weather. Enjoy the birds and the curly tails!!!! There is even a resident family of hermit crabs!!!! It is so peaceful and private!!! A short walk through the forest takes you to the other side of the island to your own private beach and it is breath taking!!!!! Totally private and such an adventure in itself.....we walked for hours just looking at starfish, sting rays and sea turtles!!!! The water is the most beautiful we have seen and we are well travelled in the Caribbean. Cracker P's is a must and almost next door to this property. Food is amazing, atmosphere so friendly and accomodating......tell Patrick and Linda, we sent you! Thanks to an amazing boat rental from Seahorse rentals, we explored every day!!!!
All in all this was one of our top vacations!!! We will be back!!!

Tip to those that like to fish......take your fishing gear with you. More comfortable to fish with gear you are familiar with. We got most of our information from the locals about where to fish, where to explore in the boat, where the daily happenings were.......this vacation is a week must!!! Actually you need more time than that to explore and see everything.....but that just means you can plan another trip to "Moonrise"......right?????
Owner's Response: I love having seasoned travelers and you two were one of the best. Next time remember with a small application fee and the process ahead of time, you are welcome to bring your beloved pet with you. I adore all nature and dogs have a vacation at the acres of playground at Moonrise. Come back soon! Warmly Marlee
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Abaco
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Islands in the Stream

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
Thank you for our memorable "Islands in the Stream" experience. I reach for words to fully describe our trip to Moonrise, and they don't seem adequate. Beautiful, tranquil, private, romantic, sensous, soothing, stunning....
Part birdhouse, part beach combers cottage, complete with our own beach. Wonderful. Quietly spectacular. Perfect.

Our paradise quietly felt like home - must feed the birds and make sure "Lizzy" isn't in the sink again - the ease of cooking in the well equipped kitchen ---and yet we weren't home, we were in our own piece of paradise.

The birds went through 2 jars of grape jelly, cups of sugar water, and applesauce in our week. Yet always the point man would perch almost atop me to be sure I knew dishes needed refilling!

I was more than happy to oblige.

THANK YOU for this time.
the Winchesters, Lebanon, PA, USA
Owner's Response: Sometimes I meet guests who are a perfect fit for what Moonrise has in store for them. John and Sue are two very sensitive and gentle souls who merged with the natural rhythm of Island life conecting their soul to the sunshine, sand and salt air. Big thank you for your gratuity which helps to further our local charitable causes. Marlee
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Hope Town Lighthouse
Tahiti Beach
"Gaze at Tahiti beach from Moonrise deck, can't resist the welcome? Just hop onto your boat..."
Hope Town Harbour Lodge Restaurant
"I have always considered the Harbour Lodge to be the absolute best for atmosphere, food and ..."
On the Beach Bar and Grill
"Fabulous beach view with good burgers and beer. Hard to get to if you don't have bicycles o..."
Cracker P's Bar & Grill
"Can't get better local Lubbers culture than Cracker P's less than a mile from Moonrise. Acc..."
Lubbers' Landing
"Next to Cracker P's Lubber's Landing offers an alternate to the overflow of Cracker P's. For..."
Sea Spray Resort
"A bit more than a mile from Moonrise for Romance this restaurant is open daily and offers so..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Marsh Harbour International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hope Town or ferry can be chartered to your dock
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
on property private beach lose your clothing
Car: not necessary

Perhaps the friendliest island experience you will ever have. Unforgettable and enchanting Abaco adventure at a serene and green cottage at Lubbers in the Northern Bahamas. No casinos, no pollution, no stress, no traffic jams, no end to the protected shallow turquoise waters with abundant reef life, charming and welcoming native population, a water enthusiast paradise. The essence of Bali living less than 200 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Historic Loyalist villages, home grown music of the islands, art and events in easy going and welcoming island settlements. Easy boat rentals with helpful resources for your safe use on the water. Shopping a 10 minutes boat ride, fresh fish and deep sea charters on Lubbers, , bakery and arrangements for private chef and delivered meals on occasion. Cracker P's and Lubbers Landing local restaurants a mile from your cottage for night time convenience. Private tours with Captain Plug's Adventures and many guides for deep sea fishing nearby.

Other Activities: bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, paddleboarding right on Lubbers Quarters, kayak rentals in Hope Town.

Golf: Golf course nearby

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Availability & Rates

Lubbers Quarters Cay Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! Summer Breezes $25% OFF

Special Offer From:
Dates May 20, 2014 to Jul 13, 2014

Weekly rate reduced to $1050.00 for couple. Additional guest $200.00 Summer time in Abaco is my favorite time of the year. Tropically warm waters, hot humid and fragrant climate with naturally cooling breezes. Enjoy long, long days to enjoy the best of snorkeling, fishing, diving and just living naked at the beach watching a sunset immersed in the water.

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Base Rate
7 nights
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $200 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
processing cards $71.25
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Discount on rates for more than a 2 week stay. Ask.

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Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Lubbers Quarters Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hot rainwater on demand, towels provided
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Garden Shower is enchanting as you are surrounded by living plants, curly tail lizards, wild birds and hermit crabs. Toilet is in separate building and is a modern water saving flush toilet. All water is collected rainwater.........
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , tent with airmatress for beach sleeping
  • Awake to the sound of waves breaking on the shore from open concept bedroom on lower floor with a king bed and king size view. Very open lifestyle, perfect for naturists. Built to view the water right from your bed with no curtains needed! WOW! Great Room Futon converts to full bed for couple. Kiddies welcome to sleep on air mattress or even set up a tent with their air mattress. A tent on the beach extends the accommodations. Ask me for more details.
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Child's Swing
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • water parks
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
This is a return to the extremely organic, green, simple and Eco sensitive way of living in harmony with the beauty and nature of the best of historic Abaco. The woods and beach is pristine with orchids, hardwoods, blossoming trees, migratory and resident birds as well as sea life. This experience will enchant you and your young family and is rapidly disappearing as an option in our overdeveloped resort world. Stillness and expansiveness will greet your journey to Moonrise and keep the memories of playfulness with freedom and safety alive for a long time. This is a solar operated 12Volt and low voltage lifestyle. Summer guests please note there is NO air conditioning however you have the use of 3 fixed and 3 mobile fans for those occasional hot, still, summer nights!

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