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2 Spectacular, Private, Romantic, Ocean Front Beach Houses, Bone Fishing

Francine

Member since: 2011
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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2 Spectacular, Private, Romantic, Ocean Front Beach Houses, Bone Fishing

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Andros Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Villas, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Price is per villa, we have 2 Villas, steps from each other, both directly on the beach. Each villa accommodates 2 guests, has 1 king bed, full size kitchen, living area and bathroom, excellent for 2 couples travelling together.

If you are seeking the ultimate luxury vacation with privacy and romance than look no further, Andros Island is the closest island to Nassau and a short 13 minute flight to the San Andros Airport. We are also one of the only island vacation properties on town water which means you have clean, drinking water with excellent pressure as we have installed a double filtered, pressure tank for your convenience.

Experience your island sanctuary with breathtaking views of the crystal blue ocean and your own private beach house located directly on the beach, (2 villas steps away from each other, 2 guests per unit) beautifully decorated with gorgeous Caribbean furniture, a luxurious king size bed featuring high quality linens, and plush bath towels. With no neighbours in site, yet only steps away from Nicholl's Town, imagine upon your arrival that you are greeted with drinks on ice, smooth island music and some delicious Bahamian dishes prepared especially for you. Sink into complete bliss with an on site professional massage, a cool cocktail with your loved one while sitting in your own private screened in deck or relaxing on a hammock under the majestic Casarinas....your choice.

You can enjoy TV, a stereo system and free wifi that will get you in the vacation mood while keeping you connected.

Your vacation sanctuary offers complete privacy, beautiful white sand beaches, and crystal clear water surrounding the property as it is on a point, creating the most incredible panoramic views, sun rises and ultimate relaxation. The properties are located on 'Nicholl's Town Point' which is on the North East side of Andros Island. The beach heading both north and south of the property are virtually void of any buildings or people however, within walking distance (2 minutes) you will find the local tikki huts serving native dishes, drinks, and small grocery stores. We believe our point holds one of the most incredible views in the Caribbean where the ocean surrounds you on both the north and east side of the property creating a stunning panoramic view. Andros Island is the perfect holiday to bring your flip flops, sunscreen, and a great book. It is also a great place for self made activity such as going for a run on a cool crisp morning and listening to the roosters crow, meandering around the village by foot or bicycle, taking a long walk on the beach and jumping in the ocean to cool off, snorkling along one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, fish all day -deep sea or bone fish and catch dinner for the night.

LIVING AREA SET UP:

Each unit is a self contained, clean, open concept design with lots of light. Each unit has its own private bathroom, fully stocked open concept kitchen and living area.

ACTIVITIES:

Andros Island is full of activities to do both in and out of the water. Whether it's fishing for trophy-size fish, exploring ancient ruins, bird-watching, hunting for buried treasure, meandering through quaint coastal towns and villages, shopping for batik fabrics or simply soaking up the tropical sunshine,Andros Island has something for everyone.

BICYCLES:

Bicycles are available for rent. Tour the areas surrounding Nicholl’s Town. We have maps and suggested itineraries. Or bike a few miles south to an inland blue hole for a fresh water swim.

FISHING:

Book a 1/2 or full day. Andros offers world class Bonefishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing—you can do it all! You can hire a guide for a day or just cast a line off the point right on your own private beach. Andros is known as the 'Bonefish Capital of the World'.

MASSAGE:

Book an on site massage: a massage therapist will come to you, enjoy a massage on the beach or under a shady tree with a relaxing breeze

DIVING & SNORKLING:

Andros Island has world renowned diving and fantastic reefs for snorkelling. You can dive during the day, night dives, shark dives, and one-on-one Speciality Dives any time. All of this on the Andros Barrier Reef - the 3rd largest reef system in the world! A day trip by boat can be arranged for a fee plus there is plenty of great snorkelling along the shore.

WILD BOAR HUNTING

Andros has an abundance of wild boar. You can hire a guide to take you hunting for a day through the mangrove swamps! This can be a dangerous trek so please do so at your own risk. This certainly is not for the faint of heart, wild boars are vicious animals and have been known to massacre multiple, pit bull dogs in one trip. Or, on a more mellow approach, you can purchase a side of boar from the hunters and cook it over a nice flame on the BBQ (we prefer this method). If you ask nicely, you might even get to keep a few tusks from their recent catch.

BIRDING

There are over 200 species of birds that inhabit the Bahamas--and Andros, with its vast undeveloped land, is home to many of them.

HAMMOCKING

One of our favourite activities and can soon be one of yours….

MILES OF UNTOUCHED BEACHES

Anytime is a good time to stroll along the beach. It's perfectly safe, day or night.

COLLECTING SHELLS

Being an undeveloped island, imagine the interesting finds on a leisurely walk down a mile or two of virgin beach, you can find the most beautiful shells, sea urchins, dried coral in multiple colors, and whatever the last storm blew onto shore….

RED BAYS

Basket Weaving A remote village settled by Seminole Indians and Blacks in 1821. The basket-weaving crafts practiced here are detailed and highly advanced.

Red Bays is a very different community on Andros, originally settled by the Seminole Indians from Florida. When the US was putting Indians in reservations, a group decided not to accept that 'good deal', and hopped in their little boats, high-tailing it to Andros Island. The people live in a pretty 'rough' style, and it's fascinating to see.

Andros Blue Holes Below the surface of Andros Island is a complex maze of underwater caves called blue holes. Experienced recreational divers can enter from either the ocean or island entrances and retrace the steps of the famous Jacques Cousteau.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Francine (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Francine

Welcome to our beach house, owned and operated by Francine Goulet & Rob Birch. We reside in Huntsville Ontario with our 5 year old daughter. We love to travel and we had a dream to one day live in the Caribbean on the beach. Well...we don't live there yet but we truly love to visit often. We hope that our guests will love Andros Island as much as we do. Over the years we have had the opportunity to stay in many of the finest hotels, villas and condos and so we wanted to offer our guests a truly memorable vacation in a beautiful surrounding. It is a pleasure to have you visit one of our favorite “escapes” where we have shared many of our fondest memories.

Francine purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Francine chose Andros

We chose Andros Island to have a true Island Getaway experience. Something like a Robinson Crusoe movie with secluded beaches, hot sun and soft breezes. Andros Island is also very quick and easy to get to from most areas across North America. We wanted somewhere within a 3 hour flight so we can visit on a regular basis. We also didn't want the hustle and bustle of many busy resort communities. One of the things we really love is the small village we live in, there are tikki hut restaurants and beach side bars to enjoy the music, food and dance of the island.

What makes this cottage unique

Andros is the closest island to Nassau which means that to get there, it is an easy, quick 13 minute flight. Francine will assist to coordinate all travel details getting to the island. In addition, our property is one of the few rental properties with fresh, town, double filtered water. Our water is totally drinkable with a good amount of pressure unlike many island properties where they run on wells and cisterns with limited supply and pressure. Also, we are located in Nicholl's Town within a 2 minute walk of eating and drinking establishments.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I just returned from a week in Francine and Rob’s Beach House in Nichols Town, North Andros. If you want a peaceful and very private honeymoon, this place is for you. Only twice did we have a local fisherman cast his line from our beach; otherwise it was gloriously private and quiet, even though it is less than 200 yards from town and the local waterfront restaurants. The cottage is an open bedroom, living room and kitchen with large bath (including nice washer and dryer). Everything is first class. The cottage is located about 50 feet from the water, allowing you to lie in bed in the morning and watch the beautiful blue surf roll in. One evening we had Leslie the caretaker prepare dinner of fresh grouper and lobster….wonderful! And every evening we had Stacy provide us massage on the screened porch while the rolling waves put us to sleep. The beach is a beautiful pink-tan color and the water that irresistible Bahamian blue. There is a breaker reef about 1000 feet offshore, and numerous small reefs for snorkeling just a few feet from your beach. If the waves get too high to snorkel while you are there, drive three miles to Conch Sound and snorkel or dive the blue hole, or snorkel for large starfish. This large bay seems calm all the time. Remember that this is on the “out islands” of the Bahamas. There is no one to rake up the seaweed or pick up the plastic that comes in with the tides. That being said, the beaches are still perfect for a beachcomber. If you are in the mood for a week on a beautiful, almost-private lovely swimming beach near the friendliest little town in the Bahamas, then the Beach House is for you.





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5

Idyllic getaway from the routine. A real pleasure.

  • 5 of 5

Now that we have returned to the routine, I wanted to express my appreciation for our time spent at your wonderful house on Andros. Thanks so much for accommodating our extended stay on Friday night.

Truthfully, it took a while for my wife and I to decompress and realize the solitude afforded by Nicholl’s Town and it’s residents but by the end of our stay, we were perfectly assimilated into the lifestyle. We thoroughly enjoyed the friends we made in the town as well as the things we learned while there. We did attend church at Mizpah Baptist on Mother’s Day and enjoyed dinner afterwards with the congregation. All-in-all, a wonderful way to spend a holiday.

I cannot say enough good things about Zona and the way he treated us. We were his priority and saw to our every need as well as “want”. He managed all this while being totally unobtrusive and making sure we were content. We took a couple of tours with him as guide and I was amazed at the respect he commanded in the community. We never felt anything but welcomed anywhere we went. The trip to Red Bays was particularly interesting and I dare say, without him as guide we would not have ventured into the some of the corners opened to us by his presence. He is a real asset to your guests. I now count him as a friend and have committed to checking on him from time-to-time.

Thanks once again and I certainly hope our future travels take us back to Andros where we both look forward to visiting “The Point”.

If you ever find yourself near Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, please make contact with us so we can attempt to be as good a guide as Zona was to show you our part of the world.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
4

Awesome stay...will return.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for one week in March. The owner Francine and her family were there for our first night and were extremely pleasant. This was the first time my husband and I have ventured off from an "all inclusive" resort type vacation so we had to learn some things. The biggest obstacle is the availability of food. Like I said we have been spoiled by unlimited buffet's and once we adjusted our attitude we did fine. I do not like fish or red meat and this is a paradise for fish lovers, but I knew this coming here so it is not their fault. The dinners that Zona, the property manager, and his wife will cook up for you are awesome and more than enough for two meals. Their chicken and lobster was delicious. A ten minute walk down the beach there is an Andros Resort where we ate several dinners without disappointment. My husband loved their conch. Breakfast and lunch... if you haven't brought your own food with you, was little tougher. There are small grocery stores scattered around Nicolle Town, only minutes down the road but they have a limited stock and we ended up buying a lot of cookies, crackers and some fruit to hold us off till diner. There are huts where locals cook bahamian dishes.. only once did my husband sample a fish type stew and said it was okay. We did enjoy Kalik, a Bohemian beer and bought a bottle of spiced Rum at a liquor store in town. Rum with a little orange juice was quite tasty. The beach houses themselves are on a point giving you awesome views and a beautiful beach steps from your door. We stayed in beach house #1 and it was wonderful. Nicely furnished, very clean, an equipped kitchen and lots of towels to make us happy. My husband ventured out for snorkeling right off the beach and saw a shark, baracuda and turtle along with colorful fish. I was happy sea shell and sea glass hunting on the beach. Because of this I came home with sand fly bites which itched like heck for awhile but it is not enough to detour me from returning. Next time I would be more prepared. We made wonderful friends with the local "potcakes". These are island dogs that adopt you while you are there and appreciate any spare food in return for their unpretentious company. They will walk at distance with you on the beach and guard your stay at night. We absolutely fell in love with them and wanted to bring them home with us. Also the local people were so friendly and obliging. Quick to help answer any questions and share their story. Will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful vacation and we make it a huge priority to make sure that all of our guests are very well informed and prepared to visit Andros Island. Andros Island is indeed a very different vacation to "all inclusive" holidays and to that point, we have created a very detailed fiddleheadproperties website that we send each guest to in order to provide information such as food, amenities, environment and the like... this includes information on groceries (or lack there of), sand flies and what to bring...(including food items). In addition, we send out a welcome letter 2 weeks prior to arrival which is a very detailed document, sent as a reminder of what to expect. Thank you for choosing our property , We truly appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you has our guests again in the future!! Sincerely, Francine, Rob & Alexandra
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The houses were beautiful,clean and just perfect. The beach was beautiful. We were able to catch bonefish, barracuda, and strawberry grouper. I will definitely return to North Andros.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Just returned from an unbelievably glorious week

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievably wonderful! Accommodations were perfect...more than I imagined. Away from the hustle bustle of life....no commercialism...Zona is terrific in making our stay perfect. Definitely will return!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

North Andros Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fantastic. We had the beach to ourselves and appreciated the privacy that it provided, relative to the chaos in Nassau. It was very windy during our stay, but in close proximity to various coves so we could always find a calm beach. We were able to catch bonefish at a few of the beaches on our own as well as a few snapper that made great dinner. Zona, who was managing the property was very helpful and knows the island like the back of his hand. Also a great cook if you choose to have a meal prepared. I was very impressed with how helpful and friendly all the locals were. If we have the opportunity, we'd love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Fishing experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Beach House 2 and found it spacious, quiet and super clean. The screened in porch was a blessing and we used it every morning watching the sunrise over the ocean. I love to fish and Zona, the property manager, not only is a diving fisherman but he also has a flats boat and taught me fly fishing. My first fish ever caught on a fly rod was a bone fish and wow.... what a fight. I am hooked on bone fishing for ever. My wife spent her days walking through Nicolstown and swimming and getting massages on the beach as Zona has a professional masseuse on staff for guests. Having limitless fresh drinking water was a great surprise as this is not common on the family islands. I have already put a deposit down for another stay in the spring as we can't wait to get back to the quiet peacefulness of Nicolstown Point Andros Island.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Approximately a 20 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Located just north of us in Morgan's Bluff
Car: not necessary

blue hole exploring, cave exploring, visit Red Bays Indian settlement (basket weaving, sponge farms), crab festival, regatta festival, junkanoo competition, art festivals

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Rates & Availability

From $1,000 Per week

Andros Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 29 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Dec 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Holidays
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Service Fee $150.00
Notes All rates are based on double occupancy, per beach house. Each beach house accommodating a maximum of 2 guests in each
Summer $1000 - $1100.00
Fall: From $1100.00 - $1200.00
Winter: $1200.00 - $1300.00
Spring: From $1300.00 - $1400.00
Christmas & March Break: $1400.00 - $1500.00

NO TAX OR CLEANING FEES
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Prices are subject to change without notice
33% deposit plus a signed rental agreement to confirm reservation.
Balance of payment is due 2 weeks prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Andros Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Beach House 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Beach House 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Beach house bathroom also includes a full size washer and dryer. Ultra plush bath linens are included in both units.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Beach House 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Beach House 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each self contained villa accommodates up to 2 guests maximum. Both units include a luxury ultra plush king size bed with high thread count linens and many soft pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Starter Hand soaps, toilet paper, paper towel and laundry soaps are provided. Additional product is at the renters expense. Private chef, massage therapist, bottled water, Daily maid service, can be provided at additional cost.

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