Gabrielle and Peter's Houseboat was the ultimate 11 night getaway: The peace and quiet of living on the water, views from every window showed either Fresh Creek or the Island woods. Waking up every morning opening your eyes to Fresh Creek and depending on the tide - maybe a slight sound of the waves provided the ultimate way to start the day. For us it was fishing off the deck for bonefish, snapper, barracuda or just observing the medley of colorful reef fish and then maybe continue on to kayak for fun or access fishing areas. Biking to town (2.5 miles) to the store was almost a daily event. We did rent a car for a couple of days to explore other Andros highlights.
You'll have everything you need to be comfortable at the extremely clean and nicely furnished houseboat. We cooked ourselves most every day, but also enjoyed Peter's excellent cooking of a lobster dinner with all the trimmings. Fabulous and he even delivered it. We cooked our breakfast, packed a lunch and most likely had some fresh caught snapper for dinner. Or else went to town for some local cuisine. Since we were told to bring some food items that we couldn't live without.....we brought our own spices, coffee, etc. (great advice) From the moment we arrived until we had to leave, we were content whether we just chilled on the Houseboat deck having morning coffee/evening drink or just using it as our home-base while we explored the area. We always had clean/bottle water in the kitchen for drinking - tap water worked for showers/cleaning.
The Houseboat is an outdoor adventure and we would have enjoyed it and the activities even more if the (seasonal)doctor flies hadn't arrived a week before us - but once we learned to apply Avon Skin So Soft and Deet Spray we kept them and the no see-ums under control. However we do understand it depends on the time of the year and most likely what the weather is like.
Gabrielle and Peter are exceptional hosts - they are an extremely respected couple on the Island .... everyone knows them and speaks highly of them. They are dedicated to preserving the natural wonders and the eco systems of the Island.
Our stay at Gabrielle and Peter's Houseboat gave us memories to last a lifetime. Coming from snowy Idaho.... the highlights for us were fishing, kayaking, biking, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins ....but most of all we loved how private and peaceful the Houseboat was. We'll be back!