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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Situated in the heart of Dunmore Town on a hill one block above the bay, Afterthought Cottage is a true gem that has been totally rebuilt using the finest of materials and fixtures and tastefully furnished by a proud and loving family to provide all modern comforts and conveniences without sacrificing its 19th century Bahamian charm. The house is bright and spacious with 8' ceilings on the first floor and cathedral ceilings on the second. The centrally air conditioned cottage sleeps eight, with a first floor king-size master bedroom and bath with built-in, user-coded safe and flat screen TV, spacious living room with large flat screen TV and DVD player, dining room seating eight, butler's pantry with sink, second dishwasher and wine/beverage cooler, office equipped with local Bahamian phone, Vonage phone for complimentary calls to the U.S. and Canada, Wi-Fi, computer printer/copier/fax machine and stereo system with iPod docking station, and an all new kitchen with island seating and stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is a covered outdoor veranda 40' long by 11' wide running the width of the house and boasting a wicker swing, outdoor living room with seating for eight and an outdoor dining area for eight. The veranda overlooks a terrace with gas barbecue, outdoor hot/cold shower and beautiful 14' plunge pool abutting a private, well-landscaped garden. Two kayaks are available for those sports enthusiasts. No need to worry about losing electricity, as Afterthought has its own full-house generator. All four bedrooms and the veranda have ceiling fans.

On the second floor there are three large bedrooms: one with a king bed, one with a queen and one with 2 twins. The second floor bathroom suite includes two individual lavatory/washrooms and a separate shower room. A new washer/dryer is conveniently closeted off the hallway. There is a spacious, newly-furnished 32' X 6' deck off the second floor and it provides easy access to the large 14' X 9' roof deck with its spectacular views of the bay and famous Harbour Island sunsets.

Our joyous, helpful house manager arrives mid-morning (except Sundays and Bahamian holidays) to provide housekeeping services, and our gardener maintains the grounds, garden and pool. Experience the charm of Dunmore Town with a short walk to the ocean and what many believe to be the most beautiful, pink sand beach in the world.

Keywords: Bay property, in-town location, newly renovated, private garden with beautiful plunge pool, roof deck with scenic sunset views

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Bravo Weymanns! Afterthought is in our opinion the most perfect, fabulous, cozy, chic, happy home on all Harbour Island. From family dinners to sunset watching to pool lounging to relaxing on the porch - we fell in love with this special and spectacular place. We took your advice and went fishing with Stewart and had wonderful bone fishing success. And after a long day of snorkling and adventuring this place was heaven to come home to. We hope to do it all again next year! And Francine is a dream!
Apr 2011
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Our family has been visiting Harbour Island for the past 60 years. Our children have vacationed on Briland virtually every year of their lives. We want our renters to enjoy this beautiful, charming island and 'Home of Friendly People' as much as we have. There is no beach like the beautiful 3-mile long, pink sand beach that is talcum powder-soft, never hot to the feet, and whose onshore waves are filtered by the line of off-shore reefs. Enjoy walking on the firm, flat, wide stretch of sand, body surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, bone or bottom fishing on the bay, and deep-sea fishing offshore.

Afterthought Cottage boasts charm without sacrificing spaciousness and fully updated conveniences. The house has full living and dining rooms both inside the house as well as outside on the veranda. The living and dining rooms, kitchen, veranda and second floor and roof decks all have stereo speakers driven by a high-end Denon receiver with I-pod docking station. Renters will not suffer the inconvenience of occasional power outages as the generator powers the entire house. The reverse osmosis water purification delivers pure water to designated faucets and the icemaker. All sink, shower and tub water is softened. Afterthought offers a lovely pool in a tranquil, private garden for cooling off and the use of two kayaks for sports enthusiasts. The easily-accessible roof deck is a perfect setting for evening cocktails while enjoying the spectacular Briland sunsets.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews
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Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Mimai, FL
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SCAMMER

  • 1 of 5
Just spend 4th of July with a few of my friends in this house and the owner stole our security deposit. Several items in the house were already broken, beginning with the AC downstairs. It was a sauna down there. I will say the house was pretty cozy but the owner stole our security deposit. Please be careful renting here.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The renters who stayed in Afterthought over the 4th of July broke the rental agreement. The contract, which they signed, clearly states that no more than 8 people shall live in the house. In an email shortly before their coming to Harbour Island I emphasized that no more than 8 could stay in the house because I was concerned that there might be more than 8 in their group. I learned that more than 8 did stay at Afterthought, putting a strain on the house, increasing the cost of the utilities and the payment to our house keeper.
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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views
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203 655-4286
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

GROUP OF OLD COLLEGE FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
Afterthought is a wonderful place to stay on Harbour Island. Everything is so clean and well maintained and Francine very helpful to answer any questions about the island. The house is in the middle of town, right next to the Dunmore Deli, Piggly Wiggly Market and other small shops.

We loved staying there and are looking forward to our next trip to Harbour Island.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunmore Town Harbour Island
La Jolla
5

FIVE WEEKS OF FUN

  • 5 of 5
We recently completed an extended stay at Afterthought Cottage with our family of 6, including four young children. The property is every bit as nice as it looks in the photos, and Francine (the property manager and housekeeper) could not be sweeter. Of course, Harbour Island is truly beautiful.

One thing that sets Afterthought apart from most of the other rental properties in Dunmore Town is that, although it is built in a traditional style, Afterthought is essentially new construction. The air conditioning really works throughout the home, and the generator really kicked on right away during the two or three power outages the island experienced during our 5-week stay.

The home's layout worked great for our family (the master is on the first floor, with the other three bedrooms upstairs). But the home would also work well for 3 (or maybe even four) couples travelling together, so long as those living upstairs didn't minds sharing the (remarkably efficient) shared bathrooms set up (essentially two separate powder rooms and a separate room with a shower). The two upstairs with queen beds are really nice (as is the third upstairs bedroom with two twins).

It was great to be able to jump into the plunge pool after a day at the beach or on the water, and our children (ages 3, 5, 8 and 9) were in it pretty much whenever they were home. We also got a lot of use out of the two kayaks. The location in the heart of town made it simple to send the kids to pick up groceries or go to the bakery (and the town is small and calm enough to make us quite comfortable having our kids enjoy that freedom).

Mallory was quite responsive to the single inquiry we had during our stay (regarding the shipping address for the property -- it turns out that they don't actually have addresses in Harbour Island, instead identifying the houses by name, color and nearby landmarks -- I loved that fact more than FedEx seemed to).

All in all, a great place to stay in a fun location on a beautiful island.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335369vb
203 655-4286
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

A GLORIOUS WEEK!

  • 5 of 5
Afterthought clearly is a misnomer, because an incredible amount of thought was put into making this vacation home the perfect spot to get away from it all and relax on the most beautiful of islands. The house is immaculate, well-equipped, and centrally located. We will definitely want to return soon!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views
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203 655-4286
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
New York, NY 10021
5

MORE THAN WE EXPECTED!

  • 5 of 5
What a Fantastic Place! The house is conveniently located close to town, the beach, and the bay. Afterthought is in immaculate condition and we loved having Francine. We really enjoyed the modern feel of the house and the owners have thought of everything! We already miss the harbour island sunsets on the roofdeck and dinner on the outside veranda. Also, the pool is a major plus! We'll absolutely stay at this vacation home again, and would happily recommend it to anyone else. Looking forward to next year!! Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views
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Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Lewes, Delaware
5

WE'LL BE BACK!

We'll be back!
  • 5 of 5
I think the best comment one can make about a holiday is that the accommodations exceeded expectations. That’s an understatement in reference to the Afterthought Cottage at Harbour Island where our family spent a glorious week. This is definitely a five star retreat on a quiet island spotted with superb restaurants and gorgeous beaches, all within walking distance of the Afterthought. The cottage itself offers four large comfortable bedrooms decorated in a happy island motif. Most of our time there at the cottage was spent relaxing on the spacious porch stretching along the backside, although two additional decks on the second floor and roof-top offered great views of the bay. The house is fully air conditioned throughout and there is a refreshing plunge pool just off the porch. The kitchen and wet bar have everything you need except food and liquor, of course. The local food market and package goods store are but a half block away. Fresh baked goods can be found just up the street. Breakfast on the porch, lunch at the beach, dinner at a gourmet bistro, and a quiet night’s sleep at a splendid island residence……what else could one ask for? Nothing! We’ll be back to the Afterthought. (If it isn‘t booked already.)
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Main Dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Afterthought Cottage
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Government Dock
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Beach Access
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Coral Sands Hotel
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Pink Sands Resort
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Valentine's Resort and Marina
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Fisherman's Dock
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The Landing
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Rock House
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Harbour Lounge
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Harbour Island Club & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sister Banks
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The Pigly Wigly
Nearest Point of Interest
Princess Street Gallery
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Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Dunmore Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Catering Available
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • parasailing
  • surfing
Notes:
Private outdoor shower with hot & cold water Water supply to house filtered to 5 microns RO system delivers pure drinking water to kitchen sink, pantry sink and kitchen refrigerator (both in-door water & ice) Full house automatic generator
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