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Beautiful waterfront Rental Property w/ dockage within Hope Town Harbour, Abaco

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 nights


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1-5 bedrooms, 1-4 baths, sleeps 1-12; wifi, pool, dock, A/C, backup gen. power

Ideal for families, couples and/or fishing fanatics. We offer the Best of the Abacos - luxurious fully furnished rental homes with private docks on an inlet in the Hope Town Harbour. We are close enough to town for all the conveniences the settlement has to offer, including restaurants, grocery stores, and gift shops, but yet we are far enough away to enjoy a peaceful and private setting. Head out in a rental boat to explore neighboring islands, walk a pristine beach, snorkel our spectacular reefs, visit the historical lighthouse and museum or take a charter and go deep sea fishing with the Legendary Bahamian fisherman, Cap'n Robert Lowe. Relax at the end of the day in the comfort of the centrally air conditioned home, in the fresh water swimming pool, in a hammock on the screened porch or dock, or stroll around the gardens and orchard. The homes are immaculate and we pride ourselves on the personal attention given to make your dream vacation extra special. The 3 bedroom/2bath home, known as Gully's Ridge can accommodate up to 7 people. If you have a larger crowd, rent the 2 bedroom/2bath home on the adjacent property, known as Gully's Nest, which can accommodate up to 5 people. Come enjoy the islands with your extended family or group of friends in one private setting. It is nice to be able to travel together, but great to be able to retire to your own space if desired. Come on down to see us! We are sure you won't want to leave!

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Karen Huff-Lowe
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2016
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About Karen Huff-Lowe

We are a unique couple, my husband, a native Bahamian and I am a SC transplant who visited the islands many years ago and fell in love with them. Eventually I met my soul mate, an islander, who is also known as one of the best fishermen around and I was lucky enough to catch and marry him. Together we've raised 2 fine sons and built our rentals homes on a secluded piece of land, close to the Hope Town settlement. This special piece of paradise is a hidden treasure in the beautiful Abaco islands and we are proud to share it with you.

Why Karen Huff-Lowe chose Bahamas

We are close to the Hope Town settlement, so it is convenient to get to any necessities, but yet, we are far enough away to get away from the noise of the settlement and for you to feel like you are in your own peaceful and private sanctuary. Elbow Cay/Hope Town is also centrally located in the middle of the Abaco chain of islands, so you can easily take a day and go north to explore and then head south the following day to see all the beauty these islands have to offer.

What makes this villa unique

We are in protected waters of the Hope Town harbour, so there is safe dockage for your boat or a rental boat. We are unique in that we offer a little more adventure than most of the rental homes on the island. Anyone can rent in the settlement and walk out their door to the store, but why not add a little adventure in your life and a story to tell your friends of how you got into a small boat and went thru the harbour to go shopping. Not only that, but you ate fresh fruit from the gardens/orchard of the vacation rental home where you stayed. That's not something everyone can talk about when they return from their vacation so come and enjoy a new adventure of our blended Southern hospitality....Bahamian style.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Beautiful waterfront Rental Property w/ dockage within Hope Town Harbour, Abaco
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Peaceful, relaxing little slice a heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was an unforgettable vacation for our family. The house is practical, clean and cozy. The grounds around the home are fragrant with native fruit and the dock was perfect for coming and going on our daily adventures. The Lowe family took fabulous care of us and gave us so many tips to make the most of our stay in Hope Town. They have a true passion for their slice of heaven that they call home and will make sure that you have he best experience as well. I hope to get back there soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I absolutely loved every minute of our stay at Gully's Ridge. This was our first visit to Elbow Cay and we look forward to many more. The accommodations were perfect. Pluses we did not have at stays on other islands included an excellent selection of paperback books, a dishwasher, an ice-maker, a 13' Whaler and water access! While my husband loves to fish, I love the water in the Bahamas! We were both thrilled when we chartered a fishing trip with the best fisherman in the Abacos, Cap'n Robert Lowe. The water was an amazing blue/green and crystal clear. The fish were biting. I've never caught so many fish. We feasted on fresh fish five out of the seven nights of our stay. Robert and Karen Lowe were the perfect hosts, sharing tips on places to go and things to see. The beaches on Elbow Cay are beautiful; the shops, museum and art gallery full of local stories and kind generous people. Don't miss the Elbow Reef Lighthouse. Admission is free, and we easily climbed the 102 steps to the top for a panoramic view of the island. The history of the Lowe Family and 'The Plantation' intrigued and added to the gorgeous surroundings. Thank you Robert and Karen for sharing your world!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Gully's Ridge. The house is beautiful, extremely clean and very comfortable for a family. The use of the 13' Whaler was a wonderful accommodation and allowed us to safely and easily transit around Hope Town's harbor. Karen and Robert are friendly and gracious hosts and worked to make us feel at home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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gullys ridge

  • 5 of 5

nice quiet, clean, good dock, with water, salt, and fresh good for fishermen.Middle of a fruit orchard/garden with a nice pool.Karen helped with the golf cart unloading and loading.Also taking us to the ferry dock for departure.The little boat was great for a quick trip to store or harry hour at captain jacks.The house was a good fit for three couples with plenty of room in the kitchen living room.Will try to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful. The house is extremely clean and well maintained. Karen, the owner, picked us up at the ferry and brought us to the house. They helped in any way they could to ensure we had a wonderful time. When I first arrived I was a bit scarred of falling into the water. By the second day I was moving much more freely in and around the boat, and no I never fell into the water. Hope Island is a beautiful place, it's a must see again on my list.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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We love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We love this place! We have been going to Hope Town every year for the last 12 years, and this is by far our favorite and number 1 choice. Robert and Karen are wonderful hosts, and the facilities meet our needs and desires well. We first stayed at the Gully's Nest (2 BR) but most recently have chosen Gully's Ridge (3 BR) because there were a group of six of us who started going fishing two or three times a year. Actually, some of us were going fishing and some were enjoying time in the islands. This place allows for both. We have our own boat and enjoy the private dock, but still charter Robert for at least half a day (renters get a discount) because the experience is that good. My wife chooses not to fish, but to enjoy lounging on the screen porch or by the pool. With the rental comes a small boat which makes going into town or to visit the lighthouse a simple possibility. They have put in easy access docks which makes getting in and out of the boats pretty easy no matter how high or low the tide. We especially enjoy Gully's Ridge because it's close enough to the restaurants and what's happening in town, but also provides us a sense of privacy.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Atlantic side
Car: not necessary

If you love the warm Caribbean climate, turquoise blue water, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and fresh seafood, this is a place like no other. The Abacos are bountiful with all these attributes and more. Come see for yourself why one visit will make you long for many more.


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Elbow Cay Villa Rental Rates

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The rental rate depends on how many people and how many bedrooms/bathrooms will be used, starting at $1250.00 up to $3800 per week. We do accept shorter stays with a minimum of a 3 night stay. There is an additional flat rate fee of $150.00 extra for accommodating one extra person in each home (7 for Gully's Ridge and 5 for Gully's Nest). Our cancellation policy is we will provide a full refund less $100.00 administrative fee IF we are able to re-rent the property.

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Elbow Cay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each home has a starter kit of bathroom supplies.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

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