BEACHWATCH: BEST BEACH, BEST LOCATION, BEST OCEANFRONT VALUE

Clark Lagow

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACHWATCH: BEST BEACH, BEST LOCATION, BEST OCEANFRONT VALUE

Great Guana Cay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beachwatch is a spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath oceanfront home directly on the best section of Guana Cay’s famous 5 mile beach. It is situated on a large 1 acre lot at the northwest corner of the Guana settlement, within easy walking distance of Nippers, Grabbers, the ferry dock, grocery store, and the liquor store. We have all the amenities of the other three bedroom oceanfront homes with a better location, and the best beach.

For those not familiar with Guana Cay, it is a barrier island located off of the main island of Abaco in the northeast Bahamas. It is accessed via a 35 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbor, the third largest city in the Bahamas. Guana is a quiet, out of the way island with a fabulous 5 mile long white sand beach. It does have some nightlife in the form of three beachfront bars/restaurants, the most famous of which is Nippers. If you are looking for casinos, water parks, jets skis, etc, Guana is not for you. If you want quiet, relaxed, secluded beach time and great snorkeling or diving, Guana is for you.

For those familiar with Guana Cay, all you need to know is that Beachwatch is located on the beach about ¼ mile northwest of Nippers.

From the deck on top of the house, one can see far out into the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, and all the way across the Sea of Abaco to Marsh Harbor to the southwest.

On the ocean side of the house, there is a large sundeck for relaxing and an outdoor table that seats 8 people. A walkway leads down to the white sugar sand beach, with a reef offshore a few hundred feet that offers excellent snorkeling.

The house is fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, front loading washer/dryer, huge gas grill, full AC, ceiling fans, local and US telephone, free DSL internet, etc.

Beachwatch has all the amenities that you would expect in a deluxe rental, including a 26 KW auto start generator for the power outages that the Abacos are famous for.

Once you stay at Beachwatch, we think that you will agree that it is the best oceanfront rental value on Guana Cay

Keywords: House, Cottage, Oceanfront, Beach

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We love it here! The lookout is really cool. My favorite thing was swiming with a 5 foot ray. My favorite meal was coconut shrimp at Nippers.



Thanks for the stay!



We will be back!
Aug 2009
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Clark Lagow

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The Abacos are only 165 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. So getting there is fairly easy compared to locations further south such as the Virgin Islands. Until recently, it was occupied mostly by British Loyalists, who practiced fishing and boat building. The island is very laid back and friendly. As owners, we have become friends with both the local residents and many of the second home owners on the island.

Well, first there is the great beach in front of the house. Just sunbathing on the beach reading your favorite book is very enjoyable. Then there is a nice snorkeling reef between us and Nippers. We are Scuba divers, and Dive Guana will take you to some very nice dive sites in the general vicinity. If you like to sail, the Sea of Abaco is a nice place to do so, and sailboat rentals are available in Marsh Harbor. You can also rent a powerboat at Dive Guana and explore the whole Sea of Abaco (Man O War, Elbow Cay, etc.) on your own.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.9
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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Great Guana Cay Abaco
United States
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at Beach Watch for 7 days, early August. I cannot say enough about the home. It is perfectly situated on the ocean side of Guana and within walking distance of everything except Baker's Bay (if that is your sort of thing). The house is well acquainted with everything you could possibly need while on vacation. The house is surrounded by lush greens and landscaping. I only wish I could get my st. aug to look as pretty. We went to the widows walk and were treated to skies so beautiful and full of shooting stars. Our caretaker was fantastic and we did rent a golf cart from Donnas strictly for the purpose of loading and unloading boat, luggage, etc. The cart had a low tire so we switched it out late one evening nid week and the next day, someone came to the house and filled up the new cart with gas. Having been to Abaco many times, having a house with a generator was not really a priority for me, however, IT WAS A REAL PLUS as we did have several short, scheduled power outages. Usually during the day while we were out boating. Over all excellent house and vacation! Thank you Clark and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chelise. This is the kind of experience that we hope everyone has at Beachwatch, and almost all do. As she mentioned, power outages are still frequent in the Abacos, and our auto start generator only takes about 10 seconds to take over and run the whole house, including A/C units. Most of our clients do rent golf carts, but one is not really necessary given the close proximity of Beachwatch to local stores and attractions.
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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Great Guana Cay Abaco
5

JAMES RIGGEN

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed ourselves. This was an excellent place to stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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970-259-9337
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Cincinnati, oh
5

GREAT RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
Overall excellent experience. Definitely will be back. As advertized with hassle free check in and out.
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am glad you had an excellent experience Richard. It helps that our caretaker lives next door to the house.
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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Great Guana Cay Abaco
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5

RUSKIN

  • 5 of 5
This house is in a wonderful location. Extremely close to Nippers and Grabbers and boat docks. It is right on the beach. Very well equiped.Yards are very well maintained also. I will definitely stay in this beach house again.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 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
Owner's Response: Thanks Ruskin, we are glad you had a great time.

Like the realtors say it is all about location, and Beachwatch has that. You can walk to almost everything you need to go to, as it is located in the Settlement.

Clark Lagow
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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970-259-9337
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Palm City, Florida
4

I WOULD CHARACTERIZE BEACHWATCH AS "GREAT" BUT CERTAINLY NOT THE "BEST".

I would characterize Beachwatch as "great" but certainly not the "best".
  • 4 of 5
Comfortable house for two couples with kids. Location is central to all the best parts of Guana. On the beach but no beach view as the house sits a bit back from the beach.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Beachwatch was the FIRST house built on the Atlantic Ocean side of Guana Cay. At that time, the locals said "you are crazy to build on that side of the island". Thus, the house is about in the middle of a 1 acre waterfront lot. While it is true you cannot see the beach from the house, the view from the deck on top of the house is a 360 degree panorama of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco.

It is also about 100 ft. closer to the Atlantic Ocean than it was before hurricane Sandy, which sort of validates the wisdom of the locals.
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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value
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Great Guana Cay Abaco
Georgia
5

ENCHANTING......

  • 5 of 5
We've been going to the Abaco's for many years and have had the pleasure of visiting many of the islands and several of the homes and cottages. BeachWatch is by far one of the best we have ever stayed in. During this trip we really needed a "get-a-way" but we also had a lot of business going on back home. The WiFi and stateside phone provided, allowed us to enjoy our trip and still conduct business as needed. It is the perfect place for a family or a couples retreat! The views from rooftop deck are stunning during the day and very romantic under the starts at night....... BeatchWatch is a true winner!
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 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, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Marsh Harbor, Abacos
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Government Dock
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
5 mile white sand beach
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nippers
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Orchid Bay Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachwatch
Nearest Point of Interest
Nippers
Nearest Point of Interest
Grabbers
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Public dock
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Great Guana Cay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$9,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 16 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
$8,400
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Spring
Jan 15 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$3,000
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Discounts available for rentals of two weeks or more. Rates are subject to change until booked.
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Amenities

Great Guana Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1720 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room, Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • sailing
Notes:
Auto start 26 Kw generator will run entire house during pwoer outages.
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