KETTLESTONE VILLA - UNIQUE OCEANFRONT HOME WITH SEASIDE POOL

Michael Hornby

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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KETTLESTONE VILLA - UNIQUE OCEANFRONT HOME WITH SEASIDE POOL

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

Overview

Andros Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Michael Hornby (Owner)
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About Michael Hornby

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

Why Michael Hornby chose Andros

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.

(Thanks Bo!)

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.

What makes this villa unique

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!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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KettleStone Villa - Unique Oceanfront Home with Seaside Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Lambertville, NJ
5

Best Villa Experience Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and two teenage boys have just returned from a wonderful stay on Andros at Kettlestone Villa. I really can't say enough about this home, the location and the phenomenal staff.

I chose Andros for a few reasons; I wanted a true out-island, non-touristy vacation, I wanted to introduce my sons to fly fishing on the flats, I needed a place that was easy to reach from the east coast, and I needed a true luxury villa as a home base.

All my goals were realized and then some!

Mike, the villa owner, manages a nearby resort and has all the connections necessary to provide the absolute finest activities Andros has to offer. Mike, Canadian born, has been an Andros resident for nearly 20 years and he really knows the island and the people there very well. He set us up with a car, a tremendous flats guide, great day trips to explore the island, great tips on where to eat, he had the villa fully stocked with food and spirits upon our arrival, he set up our private (and economical) flight from Nassau, well, you get the picture. He was just so helpful and so accommodating.

The people of Andros were so friendly, so welcoming, so much fun to hang out with. I'd go back again just to visit the friends we made on this trip.

And then there is the Villa itself.

It's a marvel that Mike was able to build such a fantastic and well appointed villa on such a remote island. Everything has to come by boat or plane and the entire concrete structure was mixed/poured by hand as there are no cement trucks on Andros! The location of the home is perfect. Situated on a hill overlooking a picturesque, turquoise ocean, taking advantage of the ocean breezes, a large and deep ocean side pool, I could go on and on, the photos are great but the villa is really so much better than the photos show.

My family has been fortunate to have vacationed in many great villas in the past but Kettlestone has really raised the bar for the future. If you are looking to get away from the crowds of tourists and need a luxury home base with a true out-island experience, this is absolutely your place.

Thanks to Mike and to all of our new friends on Andros!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: 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 Christopher for the fantastic review and for the kind words about the setting and location of KettleStone. It is so great to know that you and your lovely family enjoyed your stay at the villa, and had such a good time exploring and meeting new friends. Andros is indeed a special place with the beauty of it's waters, the expanse of it's fishing flats and the genuine hospitality of it's residents.
Hope to see you again in the near future.
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Pembroke, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
5

Our Family Stay at KetttleStone Villa

  • 5 of 5
Our family had the pleasure to spend three nights at KettleStone Villa, Andros, Bahamas. Arriving at the property in Fresh Creek, Andros Island, the driveway passes through a meticulously maintained garden of bamboo, coconut trees and other local tropical plantings. The main entrance to Cedar Top, the main building, is on a cul-de-sac within the gardens. Upon entering Cedar Top (aptly named for its cedar ceiling timbers) the layout of the space becomes apparent: the modern kitchen with high-end appliances is centrally located with a bar area overseeing the main living room with a dining table and large sitting area. From this main area, there is the pool area directly in front with the ocean just beyond, and two bedrooms to the right and left separated by a portico, keeping them completely private from the main building if desired. The patio and pool area is constructed of hand cut limestone. The pool has a waterfall at the deep end and a hot tub near the shallow end. Further beyond the pool are steps leading down to the ocean's edge and is suitable for swimming. The best way I could describe this area was something you would see in Greece on a cliff leading down to the Mediterranean sea. It's quite spectacular and a significant architectural achievement, to say the least.

Now there is the staying part. The bedrooms on either side have large beds and huge bathrooms with oversized showers. High quality sheets and towels are provided. On nice evenings (which most are) you can open all the windows and run the ceiling fans and let the sea breeze blow in. When you wake up to the sunrise, the warm ocean breeze blows in and you have a sense of having slept outside. Spending your day at KettleStone you can walk around in you bathing suit from the pool area to the living area or to an outside bar and grilling area, if you choose. It is a most relaxing experience.

In summary, if you are looking for a relaxing vacation away from the resorts, shopping and honkey-tonk you can set yourself on a minimally populated island in a luxurious setting, and you will truly enjoy KettleStone.

P.S. The owner is willing to arrange for food to be stocked. You can cook if that is your desire. The owner can also arrange for a chef. There is an Italian stove with a pasta faucet under the hood. Our plan is to visit again! I will be clicking my Ruby Red Slippers. There is no place like KettleStone!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review and for taking the time to help others envision KettleStone. Simple barefoot luxury and relaxation is what the villa is all about and it is fantastic that you enjoyed your stay at KettleStone and Andros Island with your lovely family. We hope to see you again soon.
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5

Fabulous trip to Andros

  • 5 of 5
As a family who has traveled extensively, we can say that it is always a treat when the listing and description of the property accurately depicts the accommodations. Kettlestone not only met but far exceeded our expectations. The housekeeper was accommodating and friendly, the owner made absolutely sure that our every need was met. We couldn't bring ourselves to leave without booking our next stay at Kettlestone. We cannot say enough about the entire experience. We recommend it 100%!
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you JoAnn for taking the time to share your thoughtful comments about KettleStone and for the kind recommendation. It is always important that our guests enjoy their stay! Family time is precious and I am glad the villa could be a small part of it. It is especially fantastic that you are returning to Andros and staying at KettleStone again. Looking forward to your return visit!
Michael
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Pickering
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Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at KettleStone during May 7, 2014 - May 14, 2014 and this was our first time to the Bahamas and to Andros and we were really wondering if the villa could really be as amazing as the pictures. The answer is absolutely yes!

The villa that beautiful and even though only minutes from the local shops and restaurants it feels secluded and very private . The attention to design and details is everywhere from the views to the sense of space and luxury. I almost didn't want to leave a review and keep it a secret instead! The villa is spectacular but it still feels warm and comfortable and the moment we arrived we felt at home.

The ocean-views are everywhere with gorgeous stone patios and terraces around the pool and into the ocean. The villa ​has everything you need in terms of TV, music, ​ comfortable beds​, all kitchen amenities, great selection of ​dinner-wares etc., utensils, washer, dryer, ​private fridges...the list goes on.

We especially loved the option of having the ocean to swim in during the day and a beautiful pool and hot tub to enjoy at night with cocktails. It was a great way to relax.

​Mike​ and Page (the owners) ​made us feel right at home and were very ​friendly and helpful. ​​

We would definitely recommend KettleStone to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for taking the time to share your enjoyment of our home with us...it really means a lot. It is especially great that you felt warm and comfortable during your stay. Barefoot luxury is what KettleStone is all about. We hope to see you again soon in the near future.
Michael
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Andros Bahamas
Waycross, Ga. USA
5

Kettlestone

  • 5 of 5
KettleStone is a marvelous creation. The property seamlessly meshes luxury and elegance sufficient to impress the most discerning guest with the barefoot, laid back, raw wind and sea experience one seeks by coming to Andros. The home's amenities, design, construction, detail, and craftsmanship clearly reflect the passion with which the owner pursued this work. And if simply enjoying the exquisite home and grounds were not enough, Mike made sure any special request we made was granted and occasionally checked with us to ensure all was well. I look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: 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 for all of your kind remarks about the villa and grounds and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the simple essence of KettleStone. It was a real pleasure to have you and your group vacation at the villa and I hope to see you all again in the near future.
Michael
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Andros Bahamas
5

Our Wonderful getaway to the Islands

  • 5 of 5
Me and my wife stayed at Kettlestone for five nights and absolutely had the most wonderful time ever….. The house was most well thought out during its decoration and construction. It is the most beautiful home we have ever been in. The house was more than just nice.. it was amazing . The owners of the home Mike and Paige was the kindest, most helpful people we have ever met. Me and my wife travel to the Bahamas often and have stayed in some very nice homes , but this one really takes the prize!! The island offers many things to do that will keep you busy from visiting Blue Holes, to the lighthouse walk in the evening to visiting Somerset Beach. Our favorite place always ended up being at the house. Mike took care of our every need and set us up with fishing guides, LOBSTER, steaks, wine, etc.. If you go you must go fishing with "Glister". Glister is a local fishing guide that has the best personality and the best fishing skills. Did I mention how exquisite the House was? Four couples can be there without ever invading the others privacy at all. I can't wait to coming back to Kettlestone to stay for an extended period with my three girls.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Hunter for your kind words and your appreciation of KettleStone. It was our sincere pleasure to share our home with you both. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future and are especially excited about meeting your children. Come back soon!
Sincerely,
Michael
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Andros International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fresh Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sommerset Beach
Car: recommended
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Andros Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
6 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Notes 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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Andros Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • CedarTop Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Quality Fixtures/Granite Vanity
    SunView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    CayView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    Pool House - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Pool-side bath and changing facility with outdoor shower
    Morgan's Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
  • European style ensuite bathroom, finished in marble, granite and brushed nickel with a double glass rain shower and dual vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • CayView Ensuite - 1 king , Additional single bed option available.
    SunRise Ensuite - 1 king , Additional single bed option available.
    Morgan's Loft Ensuite - 1 king , Bedding configuration is non adaptable.
  • Each bedroom is complimented with European style fixtures, marble flooring and granite vanities finished in brushed nickel. Large overhead rain showers and glass shower doors add to the contemporary design and provide a true sense of luxury and comfort. Professionally designed lighting and high vaulted ceilings with natural sun-lighting provided by crowning cupolas are just some of the features that are incorporated in each bedroom. Bedroom sizes and octagonal layout easily accommodates an addition bed if required. CayView and SunRise bedroom suites have granite kitchenettes with deep stainless sinks, coffee makers and mini fridges.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
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