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KettleStone Villa - Unique Oceanfront Home with Seaside Pool

Michael Hornby

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Michael Hornby

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015
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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

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)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2015

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!

Why HomeAway

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

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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KettleStone Villa - Unique Oceanfront Home with Seaside Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Wonderful time in paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Doris for taking the time to share your experience at KettleStone with others and we are so glad you had an enjoyable stay. It certainly was our pleasure assisting you in you Andros vacation. Indeed, snorkeling the seashore is an experience not to be missed! We hope to see you again in the not to distant future. Thanks. Michael
5

The Best Ever!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your kind and thoughtful words are very much appreciated Nancy and Gilles. Thank you for introducing us to the touring kayak and for reminding us how beautiful Andros Island is for it's simple unspoiled nature. It is warming to hear that KettleStone met your expectations and that we had a small part in making your vacation relaxing and enjoyable. It was our pleasure meeting you both and we look forward to your return visit. Thanks...Michael
Tallahassee, Fl
5

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sharon and Larry for your kind review. It is always nice to know that our guests enjoyed their stay and we are very glad the villa could be a small part of that enjoyment. It is especially fantastic that you are returning to Andros...it really is a special island. Shonell is indeed a special person. Thanks, Michael.
Texas, USA
5

Best accomodations on the island

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for taking the time to share your experience at KettleStone. It was our pleasure to assist you in enjoying the nature beauty of Andros and we are delighted your family enjoyed your stay. KettleStone was designed to be both a destination and an experience and it is nice to know when we succeed. We hope to see you again soon in the not too distant future.
Brooklyn
5

Looking forward to my return trip

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nadine, I sincerely thank you for taking the time to share your enjoyment of KettleStone with others. It was delightful to meet you and your family and to be a part of of your vacation experience. KettleStone was designed with an eye towards providing families with a warm and modern environment to share time together and still provide a sense of private space. We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future. Michael
Columbus, Ohio
5

Wonderful stay at Kettlestone!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for the glowing review Melanie. It is always a joy when seasoned travellers understand and enjoy the simple approach to barefoot luxury that KettleStone attempts to provide in it's design. Meeting you and your family was a wonderful experience and we really look forward to your return visit. Michael

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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Rates & Availability

From $750 Per night

Andros Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$1,000
$7,000
 
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

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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:
  • DVD Player
  • 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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