|Minimum Stay||4 - 6 nights|
A Unique Luxury Bahamas Villa
KettleStone is a spectacular ocean-front Villa on the beautifully serene family island of Andros in The Bahamas. Nestled in the coastal canopy only minutes from amenities, it is the epitome of a secluded holiday home.
KettleStone is comprised of a central living area, CedarTop, which contains the open concept living and dining areas, central kitchen, and a radial stone staircase leads to a loft bedroom suite with bath, named Morgan's Loft after the infamous Captain Morgan, whose stories are an intrinsic part of this island's lore. CedarTop is complimented by two additional bedroom suites, CayView and Sunrise, each offering an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and large ensuite baths complete with double door shower.
KettleStone is equipped with all modern amenities, and has a fresh water swimming pool, waterfall and jetted spa, in addition to steps going straight into the ocean lagoon.
There are plenty of activities on the island and on the property to satisfy everyone in a family or friends group. In addition to relaxing and soaking the sun, there is scuba diving, fishing (bone-fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing), birding, blue hole explorations, snorkeling, and swimming. Comprised of one acre of mature landscaped grounds, KettleStone is the ideal place to unwind .
Begin your day with breath-taking sunrises.
KettleStone was conceived, built and is owned by Michael Hornby...formally of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Michael first discovered Andros Island in 1988 on a diving vacation and in 1997, in pursuit of his passion for scuba diving and a simpler lifestyle took the plunge literally and moved to the Bahamas.
Michael currently lives on Andros Island and manages a local all-inclusive resort as well as owning and managing KettleStone.
No stranger to the hospitality industry, in addition to being a Technical and Recreational Diving Instructor, Michael enjoys Blue Hole cave diving, deep wall diving and is a private pilot and boat captain.
After 17 years of living on Andros, the love for the simplicity of the environment and the friendliness of local inhabitants continues to grow.
Michael envisioned building a warm and welcoming luxury home that showcased the natural island beauty, and with a strict attention to detail it had to offer barefoot elegance that could be shared with others.
With this vision in mind, Michael built KettleStone without compromise.
Michael Hornby purchased this villa in 2004
Situated on one acre…KettleStone land was chosen from years of local island research and a great stroke of opportunity which involved being offered the ideal virgin land from which to commence construction.
Saving as much natural flora as possible was paramount, so carefully the land was hand cleared to preserve mature natural growth.
Minutes from amenities, an international airport only a mere one hour flight from Florida and 5 minutes from a port of entry marina...the location was ideal. A barrier island chain, shallow lagoon and sufficient elevation to provide a panoramic view and offer cooling breezes...KettleStone had found its beginning.
KettleStone was built with attention to detail.
Named for the 'Kettle' formations at waters edge and expansive use of hand crafted local 'Stone'...hand cut limestone ocean-side terraces and poolside patios enable you to take an ocean swim/snorkel to be followed by a dip in the freshwater pool or jetted spa and sun-bathe to the sound of the cascading waterfall.
High vaulted open cedar ceilings and an open concept design gives KettleStone a sense of spaciousness and participation with nature.
Panoramic views from each suite and the centrally located kitchen enable you to appreciate were you are at all times.
Fully landscaped grounds, sheltered breezeways and back patios enable you to enjoy nature front and back.
The spectacular sunrises have to be seen to be believed.
Welcome to KettleStone!
We have been to the Bahamas before and we have stayed at some very nice resorts in other tropical spots. We cannot begin to compare the experience with the prior trips.
We have rarely stayed in such spacious surroundings. We had all we needed to make our trip complete. The service was great. The hosts were very attentive and helped us to find all sorts of special local services. We loved the pool and being able to snorkel right off the stairs in front!
Limited groceries are available locally so we really appreciated being able to pre-order some food which was neatly stowed as we arrived.
We found the cost of this trip to be very reasonable especially considering how much space and wonderful surroundings.
Kettlestone was by far the best vacation rental we've experienced. The reason it was the best was Mike. He made sure our holiday was perfect from the time we enquired about it to the moment we left. The best thing was the kayak and accessories he bought for us to use while there and to our specifications! It doesn't get any better than that.The villa itself was spectacular. Everything is perfectly laid out and all that you would want for a wonderful
vacation : beautiful pool,great kitchen ,separate bedroom areas,lovely grounds,and great staff to take care of you.(Thank you Shonell and Jonas). We will definitely be returning. It's wonderful to be taken care like that. Thank you Mike and Paige
Hello everyone! My husband I came to Kettlestone, this beautiful paradise for our first ever vacation. It was simply beautiful. The house was an amazing hidden gem. The layout was beautiful. The architecture and skill of the home is unsurpassed by many. The detail was flawless. Everything you will ever need is there. Mike was simply amazing!! He provided anything we would need for our enjoyment. He never infringed on our alone time but made sure to let us know that he was available if we ever needed him. He was quite knowledgeable of the Island. He is very well known and respected in the community. We really loved Mike and hated to leave.Shonnell the beautifully polite housekeeper put the cherry on top as she was very friendly and hospitable. We felt safe at all times. For a fee, Mike arranged our own Captain to take us out on the beautiful ocean. We went on a terrific sightseeing venture and well as saw many blue holes and visited the beautiful private beaches. Our favorite beach was right across the water from Kettlestone. It was so full of life and yet, tranquility. We enjoyed our stay immensely and look forward to coming back to Kettlestone again this year!! Thanks Mike your a wonderful host and Shonnel is great!!!
Mike made our stay excellent. He made all the plans for fishing, sightseeing, and scuba excursions for us. The Villa was incredible. Staff always checked on us to make sure we had what we needed and were enjoying ourselves. We requested groceries for our meals and the house was stocked when we arrived.
To say that we had a wonderful time staying at Kettlestone Villa would be a huge understatement.
Every detail and comfort was seen to from the moment we landed in Nassau.
The property is beautiful and spacious. It is an excellent combination of natural beauty and modern amenities.
We spent our days swimming in the pool or enjoying the ocean front and nights enjoying family dinners prepared on the grill or inside in the modern open kitchen.
Mike and his staff were so attentive and helpful. Shanel was always so helpful and made sure that we were getting the most out of our time on the island.
This is the perfect place for families to get together, wind down and enjoy the beautiful vistas.
Our time there was rejuvenating and the view unforgettable.
I HIGHLY recommend a Kettlestone vacation.
We visited Kettlestone villa right after Christmas. It is hard to put into words what a great place this is!
Let me start by saying that our family has traveled all over the world and is used to a very high quality of service/accommodations. We found Kettlestone through VRBO and felt like we were "taking a chance" in terms of quality. We were not dissapointed! In fact, Kettlestone exceeded all of our expectations!
We initiated arrangements with Mike, the owner and host of Kettlestone. Let me say, Mike is one of the greatest reasons why you should visit Kettlestone. He begins by being a great communicator - very good at responding to your every whim and question, helping you plan your visit. He arranges your flights, all transporation to and from the villa, groceries, excursions on the island - everything. He maintians the perfect balance of being attentive and giving you space. He is a really great host!
Kettlestone Villa itself is the most beautiful place! The setting is amazing - blue waters, perfectly landscaped grounds, pool, hot tub, an incredibly furnished place. We joked that it seemed that we had just stepped into a page of the Pottery Barn catalog! It would be considered 5 star accommodations almost anywhere! Every need, indeed every comfort is thought out and provided. Can't say enough about the attention to detail and comfort that is put into this villa!
The location itself is remote - if you are looking for exciting night life or shopping, this is not the place for you. However, if what you need is the kind of vacation where you are enjoying lazy days in the most beautiful surroundings with all of your needs taken care of - Kettlestone is for you! As for our family - we cannot wait to go back!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Standard occupancy is six(6) persons. Maximum occupancy is eight(8) persons (by agreement only) subject to a $50/guest/day surcharge. CayView & SunRise will easily accommodate an additional single bed each.
Morgans Loft is not suitable for young children, the elderly or infirm as access is via a radial stone staircase.
A/C energy surcharge of $15/day per A/C unit.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.