About the property
- Cottage640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2
Dolphin Lookout(TM) is like a 'ship on land,' anchored and secluded on the southeast tip of this tropical out island coral atoll. This wonderful hand-crafted cottage, is perched on a bluff, providing spectacular panoramic views of the gorgeous Bahamian turquoise ocean and breath taking vistas across Scotland Bay to the beautiful little private coral island of Scotland Cay.
Guana's beaches are 'Fodor's choice' for the best beaches in the Bahamas. Just a few minutes from Dolphin Lookout, begin miles of white powdery sand beaches, where you may only see your foot prints in the sand. A magnificent outer reef, which is the 3rd largest in the world, runs the entire length of Guana Cay. Within a 'stones throw' from this very special oceanfront cottage are numerous inner reefs and coral gardens teaming with colorful marine life. Extraordinary white sand beaches, reefs, coral gardens, snorkeling, swimming, diving, kayaking are accessible by foot or golf cart and are only a few minutes from Dolphin Lookout.
About 2 miles west of Dolphin Lookout(TM) is a quaint, picturesque settlement, home to 150 or so permanent residences, descendants of loyalists, who migrated to the Bahamas from the Carolinas, Virginia and New York during the revolutionary war.
Here in the settlement, you will find Guana Harbour grocery store, several great restaurants, Donna's golf cart rentals, the upscale Orchid Bay Yacht club and Marina, a dive shop, and boat rentals. Yes, this out island experience may be the closest thing to 'heaven on earth' for ocean lovers. To us it continues to be a fairy tale experience. Dolphin Lookout may well be that vacation or retirement home away from home you have been dreaming about. Sound and look to good to be true? Please note the comments by Dolphin Lookout guests, our photos, and then you decide.
Ben and Cathy Hickman
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This was our second time staying at Dolphin Lookout and it was every bit as lovely as the first.
Our first visit included a large family group scattered in different homes on the island for my husband's 50th in July 2015. This was a very different visit and so nice, just the two of us. We spent lots of time reading on the front deck surrounded by the most gorgeous views I've encountered. It's so private and detached from everything while only a fun cart ride into the settlement and Nippers :)!
Caysera Beach is not only a beautiful, private beach but the snorkeling is awesome with a reef right off the beach. Being able to snorkel in December without a wet suit was a nice surprise!
Lots of walks on the little poured cement stepping stones to watch the waves crash against the rocks. It was mesmerizing. The small clearing at the edge of the southeast part of the property, where the adirondack chairs sit, is a perfect spot to check out the stars on a clear evening.
There are a couple of little trails besides the one leading to the dock that offer different views of the water and are worth checking out.
We joined the golf cart parade and had a ball with other locals, all dressed in their ugly sweaters and decked out carts. It ended, after several stops, at Nipper's for live music and incredible fireworks on the beach. I would highly suggest going over the Holidays but not next Christmas and New Years' Eve as we just booked it, sorry!!
I was happy to see the large barracuda still lives under the dock. We did not kayak this time, but if the winds are coming out of the right direction, kayaking is a must-do. They have all the equipment you need for a day on the beach or on the kayaks.
Dolphin Lookout is immaculately kept and they have basically everything you need there. The people on this island are lovely. We made several new friends :).
We counted in our heads about 18 islands we've visited over the years from the South pacific, and through all of the Caribbean; this is our favorite spot!
This is a very wonderful and special place - - - But
Our recent stay at the Dolphin Lookout was the third time we have been there. It is truly a magical place for those who are looking for complete privacy and amazing views. It accommodates only a couple but I can't imagine a more romantic and peaceful place. The "but" I refer has nothing to do with the place itself but rather the power source for the whole area of islands. The power was on only intermittently for the whole time we were there. For us this wasn't a big issue because there is a generator that supplies power for most of the house. It does not, however, run the electric range for cooking. That didn't bother us very much since there is a propane barbecue there and great places to eat down in the village. The area does have to get their power issues fixed though.
Good afternoon Brent and Donna,
Thank you for your very nice, as well as helpful comments. We want to apologize for the inconvenience. The Bahamas Electricity Corp. ordered a part from the states which caused the delay in repairs to their system. The BEC power grid was fully restored a day or so following your departure and is now back to "normal" operation. As you folks are aware from you prior stays, and our experience over the last 11 years, we do have periodic power outages but they are normally very short lived.
We hope to see you back at Dolphin Lookout in the future.
Thanks for being such great clients.
Ben and Cathy
My wife and I spent the Christmas and New Years holidays at Dolphin Lookout and had an incredible time, this is our third time renting this property and it always is immaculate! We have travelled all over the world and this island and Dolphin Lookout in particular feel like home, the views, the cleanliness, and peaceful setting are the perfect way to rejuvenate for the new year! We absolutely love Dolphin Lookout and have already scheduled our next trip, we can’t wait to get back to this secluded island paradise!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 9 night stay at this charming property. It’s exactly as described by the owners, and we enthusiastically echo all the positive comments from other visitors. We experienced the seclusion we were longing for, and enjoyed the ravishing views from the wraparound porch as well as all windows. Sunrises were a particular treat, as were the double rainbows over the Atlantic. We also enjoyed lingering on the impressive boat dock and there experienced the best sunset ever. I wish I could share some photos here.... Thank you, Ben and Cathy, for providing such extensive information in your thoughtful booklet. We felt very well prepared for our stay. I should also mention that the home is clean and appealing, the bed is very comfortable, and the kitchen provides you with everything you need. The caretakers are responsive and courteous. Dolphin Point Lookout is a marvelous place, and we would return in a heartbeat.
Stunningly beautiful place
We loved everything about it. The complete privacy, the beautiful view, the quaint town, the hopping bar, the friendly locals, the excellent snorkeling off the beach, the ease of getting there, and the fantastic job the owners do of making sure you are prepared for the stay. Top notch! Would recommend to anyone!
Wonderful time at Dolphin Lookout
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Dolphin Lookout. The setting was beautiful and we could have stayed on the deck all day watching the changing view of the water all around. The house had everything we needed for a relaxing stay--no detail was overlooked. We hope to return again to enjoy the house and the great escape that is Great Guana Cay!
Guana Cay is conveniently accessible by ferry and is about 8 miles north of Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Dolphin Lookout is OCEANFRONT AND BAYFRONT and is located on the eastern most tip of Guana Cay. It is a PARADISE for ocean lovers; honeymooners; anniversaries; sports enthusiasts; star gazers; writers; readers and romantics with a spirit for adventure; unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Other Activities: boating, kayaking, wildlife viewing, deep sea fishing, world class bone fishing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For stays of 7-10 nights, the reservation deposit is $750. For stays over 10 nights, the reservation deposit is 40% of the rental rate. We collect the $85 cleaning fee in the balance due payment. Rates subject to change without notice. Please contact owner for stays longer than two weeks and for 2019 rates. Min. stay requirement is 7 nights. Depending on the season, you can check in or check out any day of the week. Subject to a refundable $250 security deposit. Occupancy limited to a maximum of two adults. No pets allowed. No smoking. Both Kayaks rent for $150 for the duration of your stay.