OUTSTANDING, CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC ISLAND VIEWS

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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OUTSTANDING, CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT HOME WITH PANORAMIC ISLAND VIEWS

Elbow Cay and Hope Town House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, outdoor shower, sleeps 6

Topside is a stunning seaside home located on Elbow Cay's exclusive North End -- just 10 minutes by golf cart, boat or bike to Hope Town's 18th century settlement and famous candy-striped lighthouse. A great place for relaxation and renewal, the house overlooks sparkling turquoise water and a pristine white sand beach, attracting returning guests year after year. Wrap-around decks and water views are accessible from every room. A rooftop sky deck is perfect for sunbathing and stargazing -- affording a 360 degree panoramic view of 20 islands, barrier reefs, and the historic 1864 lighthouse. House rental comes with wireless internet, central air conditioning, gourmet kitchen, automatic generator, satellite TV. Golf cart available for rent through Elbow Cay Cart Rentals or elsewhere. Convenient access to North End community dock for optional guest boat rental as well as to Atlantic Ocean beaches for beachcombing, swimming and snorkeling. Delightful year-round, Topside welcomes guests to a special island retreat amidst exceptional natural beauty. Sorry, house is simply not suitable for children.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Watts (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
5

Special Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
Although we had stayed at Topside for many years, we had not been in the last four years. We were eager to get back to this special place and we were not disappointed. Topside is maintained at a very high level, not commonly encountered in many Bahamian rentals. Recently, the owners undertook complete refinishing of the wraparound wood deck, cleaning of the cisterns, and replanting the extensive gardens. All of this simply adds to the already magnificent scenery and surroundings. This house also is equipped with wireless internet, central air, and a generator that automatically comes on when the power goes out (not an uncommon event). While we were visiting, the local landlines were down, but a VHF radio and cell phones worked fine.

The top deck gives a 360-degree view, both to the Atlantic in the east and the Sea of Abaco to the west. As noted, the house has a fully stocked kitchen (including a wok and a blender), great books, puzzles, and multi-media center. The great room concept with master suites on either end make sharing this house enjoyable. There is another small bedroom upstairs with a half-bath that gives a great view of the lighthouse.

The new caretakers have settled in and the place was spotless and fresh cuts flowers from the garden awaited us. The caretakers were available by phone, but we also met them along the road into town. It's a small place, so everyone seems to know who's who.

Traveling in late summer, especially after mid-August, you will find that several restaurants and businesses close for a hiatus. The grocery stores and marina stay open, as does the Hopetown Harbor Lodge (in town). A boat, golf cart, or bikes are the only transportation. This is a place to unplug and unwind and Topside is the perfect place to do it.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Topside is a lovely home and the perfect place to stay on Elbow Cay. The house is well-maintained, comfortable and has all the amenities you need. Steps from the deck lead directly on to the beach and the warm outdoor shower is particularly nice after snorkeling. The location, on the North End of Elbow Cay, is charming and the views from the decks of Topside are stunning! The owner and the caretakers go out of their way to make your stay easy and enjoyable. It was a prefect stay!
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
Hudson, Ohio
5

Stunningly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
Topside is a must for a dream vacation! This was our first trip to the Bahamas, and we loved it. Elboy Cay is beautiful, and Hope Town is charming and offers everything from fun shops to wonderful restaurants. There is even great reggae if you're a music lover. TopSide is a beautiful home complete with a fully-functioning kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and an open-flow living and dining area that made all of us feel at home. In addition, every room has a stunning view of the Abaco Sea. Along with our two teenagers, there wasn't a dull moment for any of us. Coffee in the morning and wine under the stars at night were great ways to enjoy the decks and breathtaking views. There was snorkeling right outside our door or a short walk to the Atlantic. Bike riding, boating, and tooling around in the golf cart were highlights. TopSide is on the north side of the island, and very quiet and peaceful. However, if you want to experience the activity of Hope Town and the harbor, it's a short bike ride or golf cart ride to town. This truly was a magical vacation for us, and we hope to stay at Topside again on our next trip to the Bahamas.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
Wisconsin
5

Ideal Bahamas Get-Away

  • 5 of 5
You won't want to miss the chance to spend your vacation at Topside. After 2 weeks there in Spring, 2012, we're looking forward to a 3-week stay in March & April, 2013.
This was our 6th trip to Elbow Cay, so we were familiar with the location when we booked the house. The photos and descriptions online were so inviting, and our communication with the owner very satisfactory.
We were not to be disappointed. The house is lovely, so attractively and well furnished, and equally well-equipped. This was the third house on Elbow Cay we had rented, so we had a basis for comparison.
The owners had been doing a lot of recent maintenance and updating, even though the house is not old. Accomplishing these things on a small island in the Caribbean is no small challenge, but they were diligently tending to things they felt needed attention, all of which we appreciated.
When we were there, the owners had just contracted with a new couple as caretakers, so things were in a state of transition, and the cleanliness wasn't perfect. I'm sure that six months later things are probably shipshape. We settled in quickly and were very comfortable and content, loved the setting, the quiet and the privacy. The views are spectacular, the sunsets perfection, and the east and west decks perfect, with the beach just down the steps.
The main living space is really an open great room - kitchen, living & dining - bracketed by almost-identical queen bedrooms with their own baths on either end of the house, as well as the twin-bed room upstairs.
The golf cart as part of the rental is also a bonus, and needed for getting to town when you're going to be carrying food & drink.
We enjoy renting a boat from Island Marine that we can dock at the North End, walking the Sea of Abaco beach right in front of the house and wading to fish right there, walking to town and back each day for our daily exercise, the 5-minute walk to the Atlantic beach on the other side, poking around Hopetown on foot, and the rest of the island by bicycle. There are some nice little shops and fun restaurants, as well as regular and special community events to check out.
We appreciate having the internet for staying in touch with our family over several weeks, but we barely, if ever, turn on the TV and enjoy being generally 'unplugged'. Lots of wonderful books on the shelves - both about the area plus good fiction & non-fiction.
It's a great way to visit the Bahamas. You won't be disappointed.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
5

The best

  • 5 of 5
Topside is the stuff of dreams come true. This beautifully maintained, equipped, and furnished home provides all one could ask for a truly memorable vacation. Watching the sunrise from the top deck with morning coffee in hand, sipping good wine on the deck and enjoying spectacular sunsets is a daily pleasure. This home is immaculate and tastefully furnished, the grounds are lovely, and the setting quiet and private.
We are counting the days until our return!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Outstanding, contemporary waterfront home with panoramic island views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3015643
+1 214 395-2577
Elbow Cay and Hope Town Abaco
5

Topside Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5
We have visited the Bahamas and stayed in the Hope Town area for years but I have to say that our visit to Topside was one of the best and most memorable of them all. The house is fabulous and has all the room and amenties that anyone could possible want. We found the house neat and clean and everything updated. The use of the golf cart makes visiting Hope Town for shopping, dinner, etc. very easy and vertually eliminates the need for a boat.
The way the house is situated its like having your own private beach and our walks on the beach in our PJs each morning were such a wonderful way to start each day. The owner was very accomodating and provided lots of information about the house and area. We will definitely be staying at Topside on our next visit to the Bahamas.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: not necessary

The Abacos is a water lovers' paradise, offering ideal conditions for boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, birding, exploring, or simply relaxing.

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Elbow Cay and Hope Town House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Notes

  • $3200-$4500 USD
  • 1-2 people: 3200/week; 3-4 people: 3500/week; 5-6 people: 4500/week (year-round, non-holiday rates)

    Add 10% for weeks including New Year's Eve, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas.
    Plus 10% Bahamian tax on all rentals.

    We only accept personal checks. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with balance plus 10% tax payable 60 days before arrival. Deposit is fully refundable, less $100 cancellation fee, for cancellations made within 120 days prior to arrival. For later cancellations, deposits are refundable, less $100 fee, providing we are able to re-rent the time cancelled.

Amenities

Amenities

Elbow Cay and Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The upper bedroom has a half-bath (no shower or tub). There is also a convenient outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a wooden privacy screen located on the lower deck, handy to Topside's white sandy beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two nearly identical master bedroom/bath suites, both with king-size beds, are located at either end of the main level, affording maximum separation and privacy. Bedrooms and bathrooms offer direct access to the main deck overlooking beautiful seaside views. A third bedroom with two twin beds and a half-bath is located in the bay-windowed 'tower'on the second level. This upper bedroom enjoys picturesque views of the lighthouse and neighboring islands. Convenient to all bedrooms is a central stair connecting both levels and rising 'topside' to the upper 'sky deck'. Located 40 feet above the water, the sky deck affords commanding 360 degree views of water, reefs and islands.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Indoor dining table accommodates 6 Outdoor dining table accommodates 4 Ample built-in seating on main deck Outdoor chairs, rockers, chaise lounges on main deck; chairs on sky deck There is also an automatic generator that will come on immediately, should there be a power outage, which happens occasionally but not frequently. Golf carts are available for rental through Elbow Cay Cart Rentals. Carts can be driven to the north edge of town, but not through town. Most restaurants on the south side of town will pick you up at the south edge of town, so getting around the island is easy.