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.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- smoking allowed
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.
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!