DRIFTAWAY SEA TO SEA / WATERFRONT PROPERTY FRONT AND BACK -PRIVATE

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DRIFTAWAY SEA TO SEA / WATERFRONT PROPERTY FRONT AND BACK -PRIVATE

Marsh Harbour House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Driftaway is a beautiful, tastefully furnished vacation home located at the end of Eastern Shores, a prestigious community on a mile-long point of land which runs east from Marsh Harbour, into the beautiful Sea of Abaco.

Driftaway is secluded and surrounded by clear turquoise water with views of numerous islands and yet is very handy to the amenities of town (approximately 2 miles). The property runs sea-to-sea with the Sea of Abaco on the north side. Driftaway also has its own protected deep-water 50 foot dock on the south side facing Sugar Loaf Channel.

The house is nestled within a tropical garden of colourful hibiscus, wild orchids, bromeliads, palms trees and winding stone paths.

Driftaway has two spacious master bedrooms (one with king size bed, one with queen), each with their own ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have large size closets/ceiling fans and a view of the Sea of Abaco. The bedrooms are separated by the large open airy great room which is equipped with a flat screen HDTV, stereo, CD and DVD.

The high vaulted ceilings and the orientation of the house to the cool gentle ocean breeze creates natural flow-through cooling. Every room is equipped with ceiling fans, including the 44 foot screened-in front porch and the sun porch off of the dining room. Three sets of double French doors open to beautiful views on three sides.

The kitchen is fully furnished, along with ice-maker, coffee grinder, microwave, blender and toaster oven. The dining room area has available seating for six.

Sun yourself on the large south facing deck furnished with lounges, patio table/chairs and a gas BBQ. There is also a pergola at one end when shade is needed. Two large pass- through windows from the kitchen serve the deck.

Relax on the muskoka chairs on the covered 44' front deck while enjoying the view of the Sea of Abaco.

You have a private sandy waterfront sitting area directly on the north side of the property. You can swim or snorkle by simply walking down six steps into the warm turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco. You also have the availability of snorkeling at several locations within very short distances by boat or by car. Fowl Cay just south of Man-O-War and Mermaid Reef are two of many reef areas for your enjoyment.

Marsh Harbour has many restaurants to choose from (2-3 miles approximately from Driftaway) that you can get to by rental car or by taxi. You can also rent a boat to visit the local islands for lunch or exploring. Hope Town, Guana and Man of War are a few of the many small islands that can be reached by your own rental boat or by ferry which is conveniently located two minutes away from the house by car or a ten-fifteen minute walk. Enjoy lunch at Nipper’s on Guana and enjoy their beautiful beach and excellent snorkelling.

Come to Driftaway to let loose and relax and you will feel all of your cares DRIFTAWAY.

What to bring:

Snorkeling gear (or this can be purchased or rented in town),

Telephone credit card for long distance calls (or you can use Skype if you have your computer)

Reservations:

To reserve Driftaway, confirmation will be received upon receipt of a 50% deposit, with the balance due 60 days before arrival date.

Reservations are by the week, or longer.

Our rental period begins at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon and ends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Refunds & Cancellation policy:

If cancelled 60 days prior to arrival full refund minus a $100 administration fee.

If cancelled 30-60 days prior to arrival full refund for any days re-booked. 50% of any un-booked days + $100 administration fee will be retained.

If cancelled 1-29 days prior to arrival full refund for any days re-booked. 100% of any un-booked days + $100 administration fee will be retained.

Maximum of 4 guests. No children under age of 12 and no pets.

Keywords: Bahamas, Abaco, Driftaway, ocean front, water front, water 2 sides, very private 2 bedroom 2 bathroom island house, end of the prestigious Eastern Shore Peninsula, view of the Sea of Abaco, private swimming area directly at front of property, snorkeling, private 50' dock - 7' depth at low tide

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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Speaks english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
business
Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Charlotte, NC
5

A Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We arrived in the early afternoon and found the house open and welcoming. The first words out of both our mouths was "Wow!". Sugar Loaf channel to the south and the Sea of Abaco to the north, with great views of each and a nice breeze blowing through the house. The deck that first night was spectacular, with the full June "super moon" shining above us. The location afforded nice privacy yet it was only a few minutes by car to town for shopping or eating out. The ferry dock is only a 20 minute walk (it's hard to get a parking spot there Monday-Friday, as we discovered) which gave us the opportunity to take a 25 minute ferry ride to Hopetown (a "must see") where we spent a day and had a great lunch at Captain Jack's. In the afternoons, we really enjoyed ourselves at the private beach, swimming and snorkeling, then coming back in the early evening to watch some beautiful sunsets.

The owners provided everything to make this vacation one of our best ever! The nice home and beautiful landscaping; the pre-trip email and the "Driftaway House Book" containing all the information, maps and recommendations we needed; the boat dock where you can rent and have your own boat to get around; the gas grill on the deck for your own cookouts; a nice library of books for vacation reading; and very comfortable eating, living and sleeping accommodations, all made for a very stress-free and relaxing time (did I mention the private beach?).

We are already looking forward to our next opportunity to visit Driftaway!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. What a lovely review of our home. It is such a pleasure to hear all of the positive comments about your stay. We will always do our best to make your visit a comfortable and pleasant one. We look forward to your return. Warmest regards, Bob and Linda
Helpful votes: 8/8
business
Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Charleston, South Carolina
5

DRIFTAWAY - LOVED IT!!! HAD A GREAT TIME!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had the good fortune of spending 7 days at Driftaway. We had a wonderful and a most relaxing stay. The accommodations were excellent. The house provided a spacious and comfortable setting in which to relax. The view cannot be put into words; it is so fantastic! The covered front porch and outdoor eating area are wonderful. We enjoyed many meals on the front veranda with a magnificent view of the Sea of Abaco. We sat for many many hours talking, eating, reading, and drinking wine.... Very nice, relaxing vacation (I finished 2 books!). We felt very comfortable in the home, slept well in the beds and much enjoyed the decor. Driftaway exceeded our expectations. Yes, the pictures on line are beautiful...but they really don't do justice to the outstanding view of the Sea of Abaco. The view continued to amaze us each of the days we were there. The house is very well appointed and has everything you would need. We cooked quite a bit and found whatever we were looking for in the spacious kitchen. There was always plenty of seating for the four of us, whether eating, snacking, watching TV, or out on the front and/or back porch enjoying the view. The furniture was also very comfy and inviting. Our party used both bedrooms and both were quite comfortable. The bedrooms had plenty of storage to unpack and hang clothes in the closets or put into the dressers. The home is kept very clean and we found everything we needed in the kitchen. It was also a real plus to have a washer/dryer which enabled us to take fewer clothes.

We were especially impressed with the owners who 100% went the extra mile to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Bob and Linda were wonderful...from the very first email. They answered any questions we had and were very helpful and provided us with many recommendations on what to do during our visit. They have put together a very informative book with things to do on the island which we also found very helpful. They seem to have thought of everything.

Our hats off to Judy the housekeeper who checked in with us several times to make certain that we had everything we needed. She is a true gem.

The charm of this cottage will bring us back next year. We would definitely recommend Driftaway to anyone visiting the Abacos. Thank you very much Bob and Linda.

Richard and Anna
Bob and Rita
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review! It is truly appreciated. We always welcome and appreciate the feedback from our guests. We enjoy making our vacation home your "home away from home" and we try to ensure that you have a wonderful time when you stay at Driftaway. We hope you will come back next year!

Warmest regards,

Bob and Linda
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Great Time!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
REVIEW TAKEN FROM THE DRIFTAWAY GUESTBOOK

Bob and Linda,

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! This was our first trip to Abaco and we loved it! Driftaway is the perfect location to either stay here and lounge around or go out and explore the surrounding islands. We had a chance to visit Treasure Cay, Guana Cay and Hopetown. Some of the most incredible beaches we have ever seen. We look forward to a return visit!
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
REVIEW TAKEN FROM THE DRIFTAWAY GUESTBOOK

Driftaway has provided a comfortable, peaceful setting for escaping our sometimes harsh New England winter, although they have been mostly milder in recent years.

On our last trip to Marsh Harbour we chartered from the Moorings, so we have some familiarity with the area. This time our explorations have been by car and the inter island ferries, having Driftaway as a perfect base of operation and home base to return to each day. How could anyone not enjoy themselves here with the cornucopia of books to read, music, ocean views and hues, all available at any time. Our favourite restaurant in town is The Jib Room, but Pete's Pub and Gallery at Little Harbour are not to be missed.
A word about your garden (from J):
Years ago I took the Master Gardeners Course in Lee County, Florida (Fort Myers) and gained a great respect for the art of gardening with native plants - bromeliads, ferns, palms, etc. Your garden looks as if it "just happened". That is said a big compliment - I know the skill and work to make it as it is. The beauty of the landscape complement the style and comfort of your home. Many thanks!
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
0

Great Vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
REVIEW TAKEN FROM THE DRIFTAWAY GUESTBOOK

Dear Bob and Linda,
We arrived after dark. Had a great 3 weeks in this awesome place. Judy, the housekeeper is a god send, doing cleaning weekly so that we didn't have to worry about it. Very friendly and personable. Weather was great! Cool first day and last day of our holiday but warm ++++ in between. Enjoyed Junkanoo New Year's Day on Green Turtle Cay. Tried to do the restaurants at least once for lunch but mostly cooked 'at home'. Maxwells is the best grocery store so far in Bahamas. Beats Nassau hands down. Hopefully we can wangle another trip here next year.
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Treasure Cay International Billfish Tournament
The Jib Room
"Great food and people! This funky restaurant and bar is a hangout for locals and boat owners..."
Albury's Ferry Service
Hope Town Lighthouse
"Probably the most recognizable landmark on the Abacos. This 89-foot high candy-striped edif..."
Mangoes Restaurant
"Great atmosphere directly overlooking the water. Beautiful view, beautiful people looking a..."
Wally's
"Best fish and chips in town!"
Fowl Cay
"Fowl Cay Underwater Park, located at the north end of nearby Man-0-War Cay, provides divers ..."
Snappas
"Good place to grab a burger and a beer!"
Abaco National Park
"Built in 1836, but with its original mechanism dismantled, the light-house now has an automa..."
Dive Abaco Since 1978
"Conveniently located in the heart of Marsh Harbour only 3 miles from Marsh Harbour Internati..."
Mermaid Reef
"Excellent snorkeling by boat / auto / bicycle. Easy access from shore off of Pelican Shores..."
Pete's Pub
"Little Harbour's remote and lush surroundings offered inspiration for bronze sculptor, the l..."
Wild Parrot National Park Conservation Area
"In 1994, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) established the Abaco National Park primarily to p..."
Tahiti Beach
"Tahiti Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in the Bahamas, is located a short distanc..."
Nippers Beach Bar & Grill
"Located on Great Guana Cay, the largest of the cays in the chain of islands off the shore of..."
Treasure Sands Club
"A little expensive, but a great atmosphere. Drink and an appetizer only."
Curly Tails Restaurant & Bar
"Great little bar upstairs to go for nibbles and drinks in afternoon or full dinner restauran..."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Going to Hope Town / Man of War (1 mile)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Great Abaco Highway
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Curly Tails/Anglers/Mangoes/Wally's/Snappas
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Treasure Cay
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Curly Tails/Anglers/Mangoes/Wally's/Snappas
Car: not necessary

10 minutes to airport, 5 minutes to grocery store

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Availability & Rates

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Marsh Harbour House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1300-1900/wk + 10% BHT
  • US Dollars
  • $1500.00 per week for 1 to 2 people-December 1 to August 31+ 10% BHT
  • $1700.00 per week for 3 people - December 1 to August 31 + 10% BHT
  • $1900.00 per week for 4 people - December 1 to August 31+ 10% BHT
  • $1300.00 per week for 1 to 2 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
  • $1500.00 per week for 3 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
  • $1700.00 per week for 4 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
  • Discounts offered for rentals of 3 weeks of more
  • Resv are confirmed upon receipt of 50% deposit, balance due 60 days before arrival

Amenities

Marsh Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, both including bathtub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed (1) 5 drawer dresser; full size closet; reading lamps; private ensuite bathroom, Queen size Beds (1) 5 drawer dresser; full size closet; reading lamps; private ensuite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseshoes
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Stunning views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean, Private parking, Private dock for your rental boat, Private beach, Snorkeling at Protected Sanctuary of Mermaid Reef, all sorts of sea life in 10 feet of water accessible by the beach. Spa at Abaco Beach Resort and April Higgs at end of Johnnycake Lane, fitness gym downtown, dockage available on property. World famous diving features in National Geographic.