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Harbor villa is located on the beach in Lochabar Bay at Clarence Town Harbor, Long Island, Bahamas within sight of Flying Fish Marina in a quiet tropical setting overlooking an exceptionally beautiful mile long white powder beach. This house is built at an elevation of 40 feet above sea level with ocean views from every room. The deck, balcony, covered porch and all rooms are above the tree line to catch the breezes and for fabulous views of Clarence Town Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Three cays(islands) situated between our beach and the Atlantic Ocean stop large waves and provide us with a gently sloping, sandy beach free of currents and undertows. The calm water and long beach make this a classic. Lochabar 'Blue Hole' is a short walk away. This is a perfect place for a peaceful, secluded, sunny and quiet getaway, yet only 3-4 minutes from bars & restaurants.
Our house features 3 full size bedrooms, each with A/C, ceiling fans, queen size beds, and private bathrooms.
Large covered and screened entrance porch with skylights, ceiling fan, table and chairs. Perfect for outdoor dining or relaxing in the shade. Great for the infrequent rainy days! Large 13' X 20' deck facing the ocean, extending out above the tree tops, ideal for sunbathing. The ocean-side top floor balcony with access from two bedrooms is a relaxing spot to enjoy sea breezes and the never ending view. Fully equipped kitchen. Laundry room.
We are one mile south of Clarence Town and a twenty minute drive from Deadsman's Cay Airport(airport code LGI). Clarence Town has restaurants, liquor store, bakery, gas station, shopping, health clinic and a new marina.
ACTIVITIES: swimming, snorkeling, beach-combing/shelling, fishing, diving , kayaking, hiking, exploring the island, sightseeing--checking out plantation ruins,caves and the 663'deep Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island Museum, or just relaxing in the sun.
In the evening watch the full moon rise above the ocean. On the darkest night, lay on the deck & look up to see millions of stars as you have never seen them before. The possibilities are endless--you'll need more time.
AMENITIES: Linen and towels included.
Clothes washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove with oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave oven, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, bread maker, blender, gas BBQ grill, dishes/utensils(service for 12), pots, pans, etc., 100 plus book library. Sand chairs, hammock. TV, DVD and VCR(sorry, no cable or satellite dish), a selection of movies in DVD and VCR tapes. Telephone/Fax & FREE UNLIMITED CALLS to the USA. High speed Internet & WI-FI. 2 one-person kayaks and 1 two-person kayak and life jackets that are provided and required for kayak use. Bone fishing guide information available.
Area: Clarence Town, the capital of Long Island and the principle harbor on the east coast of Long Island, is one of the prettiest settlements in the Bahamas and has 2 twin-spired churches with a most interesting history as they were both designed and built by the late Father Jerome, an architect and religious figure well known throughout the Bahamas. You can visit both churches and it is possible to climb the narrow passage up into the towers of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church for a spectacular view of Clarence Town, the harbor and dock, Atlantic Ocean, and the Lochabar Beach area and cays. Long Island is for adventurous type people who love remote places.
My best friends and I have been doing an annual Bahamas trip for many years. We adore the Exuams and have been to Cat Island and San Salvador. Long Island and Loachabar House exceeded our expectations and is now tied for first with our favorite places in the Bahamas.
The house is SO comfortable, inside and out. The sun deck and it's view are amazing; the lanai porch is great for cooking out or when you want to be outside but have had your days worth of sunshine.
The kitchen is well equipped and great for cooking. In comparision to the smaller islands we have traveled to, the stores near the house are well stocked and the prices fairly reasonable. The food boat comes on Weds afternoon so if you hit the stores Weds before close or Thursday morning you will be able to get plenty fresh veggies. We were impressed. We bought fresh fish every other day.
The beach in front of the house is AMAZING. We did encounter about 4 days of very windy weather followed by a straight up rainy day but even on the bad days the house and covered porch are so comfortable, we were content and relaxed.
The days of sun and no wind, which were continuous after the first 5 of our trip 14 day stay, were paradise . We sea kayaked to the cays across the way.
We saw sea turtles and rays EVERY DAY, making their afternoon journey to somewhere. They are shy but beautiful.
There is not much as far as snorkeling in front of the house but further up the road in Morrisville there is some beautiful live coral and a ship wreck and we saw tons of amazing fish and fantastic glowing squid! You do have to wait for a fairly windless day to snorkel the open Atlantic side as it can be rough. That's what is amazing about Lochabar Bay, the cays in front keep the water fairly calm, some days it was glassy, the days with bad weather a bit of a chop.
There are stunning beaches on the Caribbean side of the Island, a very short drive away from the house. Galloway Beach and the coves near it are highly recommended. Calm waters, shade of the sea pines, heavenly.
Nancy the caretaker and her nephew Earnest are a wealth of information and clued us in on other beaches worth seeing.
The Blue Hole that is near the house may not be Dean's Blue Hole but it's beautiful and you can walk to it!
Our last day we saw Flamingos on the beach and they circled my friend in her kayak, stunning.
We highly recommend Lochabar House. Ron and Deb thanks! Long Island is beautiful and there is still so much to see.
My wife and infant son just returned from our stay at this rental house (1-18-2012). VRBO listing 102189. We are well traveled and have been to a bunch of places in the Caribbean including Cat Island. I can say this place is nearly perfect in every way. The house is very well maintained, in excellent shape and is fully set up for whatever you need. The grounds are well kept with beautiful flowers and the setting is absolutely stunning. The deck that looks out to Lochabar beach is perfect as it is a nice mix of sun and shade and always has a nice breeze. The screened in leni is perfect for reading and relaxing in a screened in environment if that is needed. The no see ums were very minimal during our stay but as with any place in the Caribbean they are not to be trifled with at sun up and at dusk. Virtually no mosquitoes to speak of. The kayaks are in excellent shape and are of above average quality as well as the life jacket’s and paddles. The house is set off the beach a very short distance which I found to be of an advantage. All of the amenities in the house were in perfect condition and spotlessly clean. The owners are very gracious, extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the island. The beach in front of the house is amazing and will likely have your prints only on it most of the time. If you venture out to the keys across the bay you will be beachcombing by yourself in an untouched and pristine setting. I would absolutely recommend this place for families, couples fishermen and anybody who is looking for a place in Long Island. I am an avid bone fisherman. I was able to find Permit in front of the house crusing the shore and Bonefish in the flat east-southeast of the blue hole. The road to Galloway is absolutely chocked full of more flats that could be fished in lifetime and hold lots of big bonefish. I never saw another fisherman the entire 10 days I was there. I can’t say enough good things about this place. We looked at the other places we considered renting and were overjoyed we chose this one. Trust me you won’t be disappointed. Also the neighbor to the house is a friend of the owner and is wonderful as well and willing to help if need be. This location and house are extremely safe and allow for a fantastic relaxing environment to really enjoy the best of long Island. Don’t consider staying anywhere else if this is the location you are targeting.
We returned to Harbor Villa for 3 weeks this July. Our review from last year is right below this one. Everything we said then is still valid. This year we did a little less exploring and spend even more time at the house and the beach in front of it. And we had a great time again.
It is just amazing to be on the beach or in the water and have Turtles and Sting Rays swim right by you. The Turtles are a little skittish, but we have been able to get within 2 feet from them. The Sting Rays were not at all concerned about us, they just swam around us. Our oldest followed them very closely while snorkeling and they were not afraid at all.
We will still recommend this house as the best one we know of on Long Island for a family with kids, whether small or teenagers.
We rented Harbor Villa for the month of August. We traveled with 2 children, one 17 year old and one 8 years old.
The house itself is wonderful. It is well designed, well placed, and very nicely build. It is also well maintained. It has all the necessary appliances in good working order. It has AC and countless ceiling fans. We were there in the hottest month of the year and were very comfortable without using the AC in the main part of the house. We have looked around the island while we were there, but if you need a 3 bedroom house, you cannot do any better than this one.
The beach before the house is also one of the best. It is long enough for walks, the water is shallow enough for small children, and there is enough to do for older kids, especially with the various kayaks around. We have seen many turtles by the beach and a few stingrays, but not many people. Our kids swam, played on the beach, took the kayaks on snorkeling and fishing trips in the bay, past the blue hole or to the cays. No time to be bored, giving mom and dad lots of quiet time.
There are the typical Bahamian restaurants on the island including a few near by. There is a great bakery within a few miles where you can get lots of good stuff if you order it. Grocery stores are typical for the Out Islands and you can get fresh seafood. We bought more fresh lobsters (less than $5 per tail) than we eat normally in a year.
We made a few trips around the Island. Cape Santa Maria Resort is a nice day trip. Their restaurant is great (best Conch salad and Conch fritters of the island). Then of course you have to visit (and if you are a teenager jump into) Dean’s Blue hole. If you want an Atlantic Beach with big waves, there is one by Miley (3 miles). A good beachcombing beach by Dunmores (6 miles), and a few miles of very very nice Caribbean beach at South End (17 miles).
My wife and I spent 16 days at this gorgeous location from july 24th to august 9th 2009. As soon as we decided on renting this property, the owners sent us info, maps, tips on everything and anything there is to do around the house. They were extremely helpful. First, I have to say that upon arriving at the house our breaths were taken away by the actual beauty of the spot. Something the pictures don't quite render. The second you step on that huge balcony facing the beautiful bay ... And once you actually step on that pink-white pristine and secluded beach, well, you feel like you stole a piece of paradise ! .
The house itself lacks nothing; kitchen is fully equipped and we made frequent use of the ice maker to keep those drinks cold ! Even in the middle of summer, the breeze on top of that hill would keep us cool. As for nights; very comfy since the rooms are air conditionned.
We rented Ron & Deb's car which is a must to get around. We went out to shop for groceries and sometimes ate out. The forest restaurant very close to the house, is a family affair that you have to try (Crack Lobster - the best !!) A must is also Max's Conch & Grill bar. A fresh conch salad with a chat with Max is great experience.
Towards the middle of our stay, we took the car all the way to the Santa Maria Beach resort. Wow ! We couldn't believe the beach there so we ended up staying one night. Incredibly romantic. We also stopped at The Stella Maris Resort for lunch and strolled on the spectacular Atlantic facing beach.
We also explored the other beach spots around Clarence Town. When we first arrived, we were picked up by Ernest a real PR machine, who showed us to a bunch of nice places as we drove to the house. Make sure he does the same with you !
Long Island was amazing. We will return for sure !
Thank you Ron & Deb for having built this amazing little garden of Eden !
My 2ND Year RentungThis Beautiful House,It Was Amazing I Will Rent It Again Next Year IFf Available.The View Was Fantastic ,The House Had Everything We Needed And More ........Perfect Location!! IN A NUT SHELL We had an amazing time. The house is well furnished, there's everything you need. The House is right on a super quiet and beautiful beach.thank you to the care taker for all her help & to the owners for being so nice!!
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1800 week/2 Adults.....Each additional person $200 per week...example....6 people total=$2600/week
Reservations confirmed with a receipt of a 50% deposit. Business or personal, bank check, money order or wire transfer please. Balance of monies due 60 days before arrival date. CANCELLATIONS:Due to our remote location, once a reservation is booked, you are responsible for the rental period.
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