BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED LANDMARK HISTORIC HOUSE HEATED POOL SLEEPS 6

Andrew Jackson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

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BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED LANDMARK HISTORIC HOUSE HEATED POOL SLEEPS 6

Dunmore Town House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Want the “wow!” factor?

Impress your friends, family or just yourselves by renting this amazing historic house on the Bayside of Harbour Island in a gem of a position in Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House has it all – location, history, elegance, views, sunsets and 21st century technology.

This newly renovated and totally refurbished 3 bed, 3 bath house has been lavished with upscale finishing touches that make it the hottest rental property in the town.

It was available for rental for the first time in March 2011.

LOCATION

Today Harbour Island is regarded as one of the gems not only of the Bahamas, but also of the whole Caribbean region. Its fabulous three mile pink coral beach is rightly seen as the biggest tourist magnet as well as the friendly locals and its fantastic array of stylish restaurants and boutique hotels.

Strawberry House is on the favoured Bayside and within two minutes walk to the best restaurants on the island – The Landing and The Rock House – just a five minute cart ride to famous pink beach

HISTORY

If you know Harbour Island, then you know all about the quaint “New England” architecture that takes on a distinct Caribbean and Colonial style that manifests itself in the heart of Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House not only defines this style but also has become one of the most photographed and painted houses with its iconic octagonal weather-vane tower and its delicious strawberry colored exterior.

Reputedly built around 1840, the House is one of the few limestone houses on the island and was originally built for the renowned local Albury family – at one time was the local hardware store.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor entertainment area with bar, gas grill, and covered kitchen area, Swimming pool with beautiful landscaping and shaded areas and Several outdoor terraces to either relax or watch the world go by.

ELEGANT ACCOMMODATION

Last year the house changed owners and has been extensively, but sympathetically renovated to make the three bedroom, three bath accommodation suitable for 21st century living. As Its new British owners’ winter residence they have lavishly equipped Strawberry House with a custom designed full kitchen incorporating upscale appliances, beautiful silver gray travertine bathrooms and an amazing outside entertaining area which includes a covered outdoor kitchen and rose color granite countertops. Yet they have retained the feel of a historic Bahamian house.

Inspired by cool gray driftwood tones the house has a light airy feel with the whole of the ground floor magnificently tiled in silver travertine tiles and the walls beautifully faux finished to create a truly inspiring overall impression.

Lounge

A cathedral style pecky cypress ceiling has been beautifully pickled and enables two Fanimation twin fans to steal the limelight. The whole ceiling is surrounded by a beautiful 12 inch coving which conceals lighting that adds a beautiful luster in the evening. The walls are faux finished by a local painter in cream and beige tones to contrast the original dark stained abaco pine floorboards.

Re-furnished with upscale furniture from Drexel Heritage and Restoration Hardware.

Kitchen

The kitchen has been designed for practicality and entertaining. Two long Corian countertops are framed with a superb double bowl granite sink. A custom fit French Door Fridge Freezer, a beverage cooler for wine, together with Kitchen Aid Dishwasher, Cooker, Warming Drawer and Microwave make up the essentials of the kitchen.

Master Bedroom

Whilst the old master bedroom was large (by Bahamian Cottage standards) – the master bath was tiny and featured a tiny shower room and washbasin. By radically redesigning the available space the new owners have created a truly beautiful master suite that includes twin closets, twin bowl vanity unit, a separate shower and a luxurious slipper tub. The whole bathroom has full height silver travertine tiles accented by complementary mosaic and dado tiles. Kohler faucets and a unique floor mounted mixer faucet for the tub. A shutter wall in distressed maple divides the bathroom from the bedroom affording as much or as little privacy as required.

The master bedroom is dominated by a Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® and has two mirrored nightstands. Either the remote controlled air conditioning unit or the stylish Fanimation ceiling fan achieves a comfortable temperature. The décor is the same as the upstairs living area with a blend of cream, beiges and grays. French doors lead to a private terrace for early morning coffee or breakfast.

A motorized drop down lift conceals the 32” Flatscreen TV to enable a great garden view.

2nd Master Suite

The bedroom has another Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® with antique ivory nightstands and matching headboards. A mirrored armoire provides ample storage space together with a tall cupboard. Like the main master, air conditioning is remote controlled and a Fanimation® fan offers an alternative. The bedroom is decorated in light blue to complement the view through to the pool by way of full-length plantation shutters to the bath.

A 26inch flatscreen TV is fixed to the wall.

The adjoining bathroom has a delightful vanity unity with marble countertop and a tub and integrated shower. Plantation shutters in the bathroom offer privacy from the pool. Once again full height silver travertine tiling is used in the bath with matching flooring

Guest Bedroom

In order to offer flexible accommodation the second guest bedroom has twin beds in a stunning weathered oak with matching nighstand and dresser.

Again a 26inch Flatscreen TV, a Mitsubishi a/c unit and a Fanimation fan complete the bedroom.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a charming “Jack and Jill” shower room with a vanity unit that matches the bedroom furniture. As ever silver travertine is used throughout and weathered oak plantation shutters offer privacy.

Keywords: Recently renovated

Air conditioning

All en suite bathrooms

Luxury kitchen

Fabulous Views

Private Heated (Extra Charge) Pool

Outdoor Bar & Kitchen

Furnished by Restoration Hardware

Heavenly Beds by Westin

Widows Walk

Large outdoor dining areas

Security system & Safes

Cable TV in all rooms

Back Up Generator

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Andrew Jackson (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Andrew Jackson

Andrew and Pauline have been married for over thirty years and originate from England. We have two sons and a gorgeous granddaughter born in March of this year.

In 2006 we were fortunate to take early retirement and discovered Harbour Island. Since then we have spent much of our winter on the island and spend the summer in the south of France.

We enjoy skiing, boating, a bit of fishing and drinking Provence rose interspersed with the odd gin and tonic.

Andrew Jackson purchased this house in 2010

Why Andrew Jackson chose Dunmore Town

This is not a vacation rental in the ordinary sense of the meaning as we spend a good few months at the property. As such we have furnished the property as a home rather than as merely an income generator.

Therefore Strawberry House has been a labour of love, lavishing neat touches and upscale fittings and fixtures to ensure a luxurious living experience.

What makes this house unique

Luxury.

Convenience to the best restaurants on the island.

Fantastic sunsets.

A private pool in an oasis of calm close to the center of the village.

Great for outdoor dining and socialising.

Easy accessibility for all that Harbour Island offers with a short stroll to the world famous pink beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to let you know how much we loved Strawberry House. Everything about it is perfect from the lovely decorating to every small detail. The fabulous weather held for us & continues to- we are staying 5 extra days on the island!

We would be very interested in renting again next year for additional weeks

…….We are very appreciative of the opportunity to stay in your amazing house
Feb 2014
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
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Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

Strawberry memories forever!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Andrew,

Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Strawberry House. Your property easily surpassed our expectations, which were lofty based on the images we saw on the listing.

Over the years, we have visited many of the Bahamas out islands (including Harbour Island) but Strawberry House added a new dimension to our experiences. So many thoughtful, modern amenities, so many authentic features, so many cozy little nooks to read a book.
When we turned the corner on Murray street, we would look at Strawberry House with pride and think, “Wow, that’s our house!” (For a few days anyway…)

Like many who visit Harbour Island, we had planned a number of dinners out. We only did it once because of the love affair we developed with the second floor veranda. The hit of the week! A perfect space to share with good friends, or family, at the end of another perfect day.

I also want to mention the wonderful job Jenny did during our stay. Every day we dutifully made our beds as carefully as we could, and she came in and re-made them to perfection!!

Best Regards,
Steve, Linda, Peter, Lucy, Chuck and Sally.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Fort lauderdale, Florida
5

40th Birthday at Strawberry House

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have been going to Harbour Island for years and each time we rent a different house. That is a tradition we have abandoned since finding Strawberry House. For my 40th birthday this year we decided that we would return to Strawberry house, and found it even better than we remembered. The location just can't be beat. The proximity to the best restaurants, bars, the government dock, and now to the fresh conch salad stand can not be overstated. If you have children (we have 2) the pool is a huge plus, and the upstairs living room design works perfectly. The kitchen is more than adequate for preparing family meals, and the air conditioners cool the rooms quickly. If you are looking for a beautifully renovated, historic house in the center of all the action, then you have found it in Strawberry House.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Islamorada
5

Amazing home away from home

  • 5 of 5
We have visited Harbour Island many times and the Strawberry House was one of the best vacation rentals we have stayed in. This is home away from home with all the comforts you will need. The bed was unbelievable comfortable actually even better than mine. The home is very spacious and has lots of beautiful view plus has a great plunge pool in the back yard with a great entertainment area outside including TV, fridge, icemaker, grill etc! Though it is not on the beach do let this deter you because Harbour Island is small and the beach is a 3 min golf cart ride away. Plus this house offer beautiful sunsets and bay views and walking distance to some of the best dining on the Island.
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Omaha, NE
5

Beautifully decorated island home

  • 5 of 5
This home is well appointed and decorated. The lay-out is terrific with a bathroom with each bedroom. It is a perfect place to enjoy Harbour Island. It is close to restaurants, the dock, the grocery store and a beautiful view. We loved having a drink at the Blue Bungalow and then dinner at the Rock House, all within steps. Everyday we rented a boat from Michael Cycles, so our location could not have been better. Nordstrom's was doing a photo shoot next door for a catalog, so you know it is lovely. We can't wait to stay at Strawberry House again.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Nebraska
5

Wonderful House, So Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5
Good Morning Andrew,
We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful house we rented from you. The week was wonderful and our guests loved their stay. Miss Jenny was fabulous as was the property manager (his name escapes me). We have never stayed so close to everything before. Blue Bungalow, Rock House, and the Landings all so close...very convenient. We did have a rooster by the master bedroom who loved to crow VERY early..ha! Our only complaint!! We hope to stay again some time next year. Thank you,
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p374401vb
447775752931
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
California
5

Incredible Home on Harbour Island

  • 5 of 5
Sometimes when you rent a place through VRBO you are not sure if the pictures will live up to reality but in this case, the home more than surpassed our expectations. The details are incredible - you get the sense that the owners really wanted to create something spectacular that manages to honor the history of the building yet with all of the conveniences of the present. Also lovely - the decks facing the ocean and the setting sun, the lovely pool in the back, and the modern bathrooms. Also, It's location is perfect - right downtown yet on a quiet street, the house is within easy walking distance of the island's best restaurants as well as a bakery and small market. The daily housekeeping was also very much appreciated. Anyway, we have nothing bad to say about our experience either on Harbour Island or with Strawberry House and look forward to returning to both next year.
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Harbour Island
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Harbour Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Landing
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Dunmore Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Christmas New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
14 night minimum stay
$6,950
 
 
Spring Break
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$700
$4,998
$15,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) All Westin Heavenly, Twin or Single Beds (1) Both Westin Heavenly
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • water skiing
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