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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Jun 2013
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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
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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
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!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
New Orleans, Louisiana
5

AMAZING HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! What a wonderful week we had at Drift Away!!!!!! As everyone else has stated in previous reviews, we instantly felt at home when we arrived. Great reading library (I didn't finish a book so I took it home with me and will be mailing it back to Bob!) and music selection. We did not turn on TV at all. The July heat through me for a loop the first few hours without AC, but then I got accustomed to the gentle breezes throughout the house and all was well. The Lasko brand pedestal fan they had was great- we could have used 1 more of those at night, just because it was July. We actually slept on the deck several nights under the stars. Not because it was too hot in the bedrooms, but because it was so wonderful outside! Bedrooms and bathrooms were great, and the kitchen was well equipped. Having the washer and dryer was a big lifesaver. We made sure to empty and refill the ice trays to supplement the ice maker in the freezer, and we never had to buy ice. We used the gas grill a lot. One suggestion for the bathrooms would be to have a no slip mat in both of the bathtubs. My 76 year old mother said she held onto the window sill while showering so she would not slip (I also found our tub a bit slippery). Here are a few suggestions for things to be sure to take with you or purchase at Maxwell's when you arrive:
* dishwashing liquid
* toilet paper
* paper towels
* laundry detergent

If I were to plan a trip to the Abacos again, I would 100% say that I would stay at Drift Away. Outstanding privacy, easy access to other islands by boat, snorkeling right off the beach- can't get any better than that! Thanks to Judy the housekeeper for the phone calls to check on us! Delmond the gardener was also delightful!

Thank you, Bob, for your lovely "home away from home", and sharing it with us. It was truly a memorable week.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Ann Arbor, Michigan
5

SECLUDED, SERENE, AND BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5
My family (four adults) found Driftaway to be a secluded, serine, beautiful sanctuary in paradise. The house was very clean (equipped with all the necessities), and the Sea of Abaco outside the front door was absolutely irresistible. The surroundings were so perfect, that we became reluctant to leave the house for our day trips. Mostly we were content to buy food from the nearby grocery store, cook at home, and eat on the ample front sun porch. To anyone contemplating a Bahamas vacation, I promise you that you will NOT be sorry you spent time Driftaway.

Borrowing a line from Douglas MacArthur, "I shall return", or in our case "We shall return"!
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tony and Julia,
We are so happy to share our home 'Driftaway' along with the beautiful ocean view with such wonderful people! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Warmest regards,
Bob and Linda
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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
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416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Twin Falls, Idaho
5

PARADISE FOUND!!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Bob and Linda for making our stay at Driftaway such a great experience! We felt welcomed as soon as we opened the door. It was like coming home. We have stayed at Driftaway before and you have maintained the same high standards. Everything needed to plan excursions, tourist sites, beaches, marinas, etc. was available in the binder. We seemed to gravitate towards preparing our own meals and used the barbecue on a daily basis. Everything was there that we needed, beach towels to beach chairs and the beautiful front sun porch where we ate many of our meals. You really only need your clothes and swimsuit as everything else is there. The location of this house is perfect, in a very quiet, very secluded area. The food store is very close by. The small private sandy beach is right outside the front door. What could be better than spending the day at the beach? Barbecuing supper and sleeping in the king-sized bed! Wow! As one of our friends said, "Another day in paradise". Bob and Linda are easy to get hold of if necessary and also called us to see how things were going and if there was anything we needed. Not all owners make themselves this available and show how they wish to make a stay in their home the best experience possible. We would highly recommend Driftaway as it is well maintained, clean and is exactly what the photos show. We will be back again to visit this little piece of paradise.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Russ and Heidi,

It is such a pleasure to hear all of the positive comments about your stay at Driftaway. We consider Driftaway our little piece of paradise too! We are so happy that you continue to come back each year. We will always do our best to make your visit a comfortable and pleasant one.
Warmest regards,
Bob and Linda
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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410443vb
416-446-6863
Marsh Harbour Abaco
Ohio
5

AMAZING VIEW!!

  • 5 of 5
This house turned out to be the perfect choice for us! This was our first time in Abaco and what a great experience it was to arrive at this beautiful home. It is the perfect home to spend a quiet, relaxing and fun vacation. The property is well maintained, clean and comfortable. The owner called us during our stay just to ensure we were settled and that we were happy with the accommodation; that was also a gesture that was appreciated. The place was exactly like described but even better; it was very cosy, definitely the feeling of 'home' and provided us with all the essentials needed in perfect conditions. We all felt extremely comfortable, and settled in straight away. Located in a very quiet and peaceful area at the end of a point (only one more house past Driftaway) it was truly private. The house is well equipped with all you may need for your stay, such as a gas BBQ on the back deck, games, music, movies and two bikes. There is a grocery store nearby for your convenience of shopping. This house is perfect for a couple, families with children and friends. It is spacious and private enough for everyone to enjoy their own privacy and space.
The location was great; situated sooooo close to the ocean (right outside the front door basically) that you can actually hear the waves. There is a lovely small private sandy beach area where you can sit and read or just plain relax and doing nothing. There are 4 to 6 steps down into the really warm water of the Sea of Abaco. The colour is truly amazing. We went snorkeling countless times. We saw so many star fish, parrot fish, beautiful spotted eagle rays….it was fantastic!
We loved this place, and highly recommend it; we’ve told our friends about it and we would definitely come back again. Once again, a special thanks to the owners who were wonderful.
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sol and Anne,
It is always a pleasure to hear such positive comments from our guests. We thank you very much for your recommendation of Driftaway to your friends and family. We do take great pride in our rental and it is always our goal to provide a wonderful experience on your vacation. Thank you again for choosing Driftaway for your stay in the Abacos. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends in the future!

Warmest regards, Bob and Linda

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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..."
Jib Room
"Best ribs in town!"
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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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:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Town
  • Waterfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Free Local Calls
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
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:
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shelling
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • photography
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling
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.