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SPECTACULAR 4-BEDROOM BEACH HOUSE - Best Beachfront Location on the BEST BEACH!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Central Abaco House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms plus 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 9+

Beach Dream, Spectacular Beach House on Great Guana Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

One of the only 4-bedroom houses that is directly on the beach!... check out May and June, two of the best months for fishing!

Beach Dream is a luxurious beachfront house finished in January 2009 with all new tropical furnishings. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with a fully-furnished gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances and filtered water throughout the house. The house offers an open floor plan including an island with bar stools and a dining room table that seats 8, making Beach Dream perfect for family dinners and entertaining. There is a wall of windows in the great room and dining room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the gorgeous pink/white sand beach that stretches for miles. The beach house is elevated and offers panoramic views from the large front deck of the wrap around porch.

If you like the best, Beach Dream is for you...it's EXTRAORDINARY! Every detail has been beautifully executed, from the porcelain tile floors to 10' ceilings in the bedrooms and the vaulted cypress tongue and groove ceilings in the great room.

About Great Guana Cay: Great Guana Cay is a barrier island in the Abaco chain of islands in the Bahamas. The third largest barrier reef sits just off shore, offering unlimited snorkeling and SCUBA diving opportunities. A gorgeous reef is right in front of the house that is perfect for snorkeling and is only a short swim away with an easy beach entry.The island has about 150 residents but there are quite a few second homeowners and visitors. Guana Cay is a beautiful tropical island with gorgeous beaches that are never crowded and the color of the water is unbelievable! It is secluded yet has all the necessities.

There are a few restaurants and bars, as well as a grocery store and a liquor store. Dive Guana offers scuba diving and snorkeling trips, and they also rent nice 21ft. to 23ft. boats for fishing, diving or exploring on your own. World-famous Nipper’s Beach Bar and Grill has very good food and they are family-friendly with a swimming pool. It’s always fun and people come from all of the neighboring islands to visit, especially on Sunday afternoon for the weekly pig roast. Grabber's Bar & Grill is fun, too and a great place to watch the beautiful Guana sunset. Beach Dream is within walking distance to all the fun.

Bedroom Details: All of the bedrooms have been furnished with high thread-count sheets and bedding. The master bedroom has a king bed with French doors that open onto the front deck and gorgeous colors of the ocean. The master bath has double sinks with a shower tiled to the ceiling. The second master also has a king bed with its own entrance into the bathroom that can also be accessed from the hallway. It has a tub/shower that is also tiled to the ceiling. The half bath is located near the third and fourth bedrooms. The third bedroom has a queen bed and the fourth bedroom has 2 bunk beds and a twin bed. A new cot can be used in the bunk room for a 4th person (works better for children).

Here’s a nice video about Guana Cay https://youtu.be/QK0iydpnChg (Please note that the extra-large crowds at Nippers seen towards the end of the video occur two weekends a year during the Barefoot Man concerts)

Restaurants and Shops on Great Guana Cay : World-famous Nipper’s Beach Bar and Grill is family-friendly with a swimming pool and consistently excellent food. It’s always fun and people come from all of the neighboring islands to visit, especially on Sunday afternoon for the weekly pig roast. A local character named Milo runs a stand on the main harbour street that offers home-grown vegetables, citrus and lobster tails. Don’t forget Grabber’s for dinner and to watch the spectacular sunsets. Kidd's Cove Seafood is cooking up daily specials and sushi. Another option is Orchid Bay Yacht Club & Marina which has a nice restaurant as well as a full-service marina. Island Flavours offers take-home freshly-cooked food Thursday through Sunday including excellent conch salad. Beach Dream is within walking distance to everything, but it’s fun to rent a golf cart for a day or two to explore the entire seven mile island.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Owner
Grant Kelley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2016
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About Grant Kelley

Ellen and I love diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, and relaxing on the soft pink/white sand beach...and our daughter earned her SCUBA certification with Troy at Dive Guana in 2012.

Grant Kelley purchased this house in 2008

Why Grant Kelley chose Bahamas

We traveled throughout the Bahamas for over 20 years exploring different islands. When it came time to build our dream house, we chose the most spectacular island that offered everything we wanted...GREAT GUANA CAY!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

SPECTACULAR 4-BEDROOM BEACH HOUSE - Best Beachfront Location on the BEST BEACH!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Lake Quivira, KS
5

Beach Dream is all that we could ask for and more.

  • 5 of 5

I have had the great fortune of travelling throughtout the world. Our preferences are to stay in villas,homes or small bungalow type of accomadations as opposed to large hotels. We also prefer to cook as many meals as possible to cut down on costs. Beach Dream is all that we could ask for and more. The setup for our group of 9 people was very comfortable and open. The setting is perched upon a beautiful sand dune and the beach sand is the softest we've ever encountered. The coral reef right off the beach is about as convenient as could be possible. Our 7 year old son made many swims to the reef and saw all kinds of fish and turtles. My top 3 favorite things about Beach Dreams are, 1. centrally located on the island 2. the onobstructed view of the Alantic ocean 3. the accomodations of the house, very well laid out. If any of these things are appealing to you, I would suggest looking into this spot and making your own Beach Dreams.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy that Beach Dream was everything you were looking for in a beach house with all the comforts of home. It's the perfect place on Great Guana Cay for families and friends to stay together and play together in paradise.... and the view is spectacular! We hope you'll visit again soon, Grant & Ellen
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5

Beautiful Spot Overlooking the Atlantic

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a family vacation to Great Guana Cay and stayed at Beach Dream. The house is beautiful and within walking distance of pretty much everything on Guana Cay. The views overlooking the ocean are spectacular. This home is perfect for a family vacation and had all of the amenities of home! We rented a boat from Troy at Dive Guana and did some island hopping. He also told us some places to snorkel on Sea of Abaco because Hurricane Matthew had just passed through and the water was quite rough on the Atlantic side! The waves were fun for boogie boarding!! I would definitely recommend this property! Make sure to visit Nipper's!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great time and appreciated the extra amenities!
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Watkinsville, GA
5

Beach Dreams come true again for our family!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned late last night from another wonderful trip to Great Guana Cay and the fabulous Beach Dream home!!! This was our second trip to this fantastic home in the last 17 months and we were not disappointed. The home is beautifully situated on top of a beautiful sand dune with sweeping views of the ocean and fantastic reef during low tide. We had 4 adults and 4 children, ages 14-17, with us this time and between the snorkeling on the reef, and with Troy from Dive Guana, the visits to Hope Town and the lighthouse, Man-O-War Cay and the Albury Sail Shop for a one of a kind bag, we had little time for disagreements or lack of activities.

Nippers, Grabbers, and SunSetters where great places to enjoy local flavors, from the food, to the drinks, to the locals themselves. If you want to just stay low key, Beach Dream is a great home for entertaining, allow the view, beach, and oceans be the host. Sit on the deck and watch the waves and clear blue water dance in the brilliant sun!! Return to the same spot at night and look at the stars as they put an a light show rivaled by none. The four bedrooms and great open concept gives you the ability to mingle with family or friends, or get your alone time in two master suites or two smaller comfortable rooms, great for the kids to run off to and get their technology time between swimming and wonderful walks along the softest sand on any beach we have experienced.

I thank Grant and Kelley for opening up their home to families who like to travel and get the local feel. Gina the caretaker deserves a big thank you as well. Meeting us the the dock and leading us up to the home makes for an excellent arrival. Her help in getting us out on time to catch the departing ferry is very helpful, particularly when you are finding every excuse to stay that one extra minute to prolong your fantastic stay. So if you are looking for a commercial, vanilla, cookie cutter vacation, the big box resorts are the way to go. If you are looking for a relaxing, stress free, get to know the locals, and become one with the community, as much as you can in a week, and you want a private beach feel on one of the top beaches and the 3rd largest reef system in the world than your dreams will come true at Beach Dream!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the perfect description of why families LOVE Beach Dream so much...and return year after year!
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Family members and I are currently at Beach Dream. Tomorrow is our last day. We all had a wonderful time. We rented a boat from Dive Guana. We went to Hope town yesterday. The weather was perfect. We stopped in a couple bays and relaxed in the beautiful waters. The home is great! Great location, the beach is awesome! Everything you need is supplied. This is our first time to the island. We will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our beach home as well as the virtually private beach in front of the house...as you said, it's AWESOME! We're happy to supply everything you need in order to make it feel like YOUR home and the best vacation ever! We look forward to your return to Beach Dream
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Savannah, Ga
5

DREAM VACATION AT BEACH DREAM

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location, great house and outstanding accommodations on a beautiful beach. We were literally steps from the beach and the crystal clear waters. At times, we were the only ones on the beach for our morning walks. What else needs to be said. Get there as fast as you can. Grant, the owner, was very accommodating and made the rental process fast and easy. Our caretakers, Gina and Robert, went beyond the call of duty to make our stay a memorable one. Oh by the way, did I mention we were within walking distance of Nippers, Grabbers and other local restaurants in the settlement. We did have a golf cart which made it possible to explore other parts of the island as well. We will definitely return to Beach Dreams as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great owner

  • 5 of 5

Although our travel dates did not allow us to book this beauty, I can say dealing with the owner was excellent. He was quick to reply to our inquiry and even tried to accommodate our dates by offering other properties he knew of. He provided island information and commuting info as well. It will be our next vacation home the next time we visit GC. Book early. The good homes go quickly. I would recommend this home based on our dealings with the owner and his candor alone. Thanks again Grant, I'm sorry things didn't allow us to stay at your home this trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we look forward to having you stay on your next trip...you're going LOVE Beach Dream!
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Car: not necessary

Beach Dream is a spectacular beach house located on Great Guana Cay in the Abaco chain of islands in the Bahamas. Great Guana Cay has a gorgeous pink-white sand beach that stretches for miles along the ocean and is never crowded. The house has tremendous views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a magnificent reef for snorkeling and shore dives is just off the beach in front of the house. There is great deep-sea fishing just beyond the nearby barrier reef which is the third longest in the world. On the other side of the island is the Sea of Abaco known as the 'cruising capital' of the Bahamas due to its calm waters and beautiful anchorages. Beach Dream is conveniently located to all of the restaurants and shops and is just a short walk up the beach from world famous Nipper's Beach Bar and Grill.

Other Activities: excellent snorkeling in front of the house, boating, deep-sea fishing

A golf cart is needed to access the ultra-exclusive Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club which is a playground for the rich and famous at the north end of the island. Sometimes they allow visitors to enter for lunch, appetizers and drinks at the Conch Shack or dinner in the restaurant. It is a well-run resort that is newly developed but membership is required to play golf at the Tom Fazio-designed course.

Don't be surprised if you spot someone famous at Nippers or Grabbers as they like to venture out of Bakers Bay and have fun, too!

Rates & Availability

Central Abaco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$480
$2,900
 
 
Christmas and New Year's weeks
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
Mid season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Peak season
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

We accept shorter stays and offer discounts on last-minute bookings.
January 3 to February 28, 2017....$3,200/week
March 1 to September 2, 2017...$3,800/week
September 3 to Nov. 19, 2016 ...$2,400/week
Thanksgiving $3,800/week
Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, 2016...$2,900/week
Christmas and New Year's Eve weeks....$4,800/week
Deposit is 50% of rental amount + 10% tax and refundable $500 security deposit. Balance is due 60 prior to arrival.
The tax rate includes the on-call caretakers.
Cleaning fee is included in stays of a week or more...$150 for stays less than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Abaco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Luxury soaps, Lord & Mayfair or Citresse Bath & Body Bars by Judith Jackson Spa are supplied. There are hair dryers in both full bathrooms. Outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds and one twin bed, extra cot if needed
  • A new cot and a new queen-size inflatable mattress are available for larger groups. The cot works best for children and allows four people in the bunk room. If needed, the queen-size air mattress will fit next to the queen bed in the third bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Dream has a new for 2015, Sony 40' 1080p true high-definition LED TV with DirecTV satellite television and music channels. DVD collection that has many family movies. The home theater system sounds excellent and has a 3.5mm jack to connect to a smartphone. A washer and dryer are available for any multiple-week stay. Free WiFi internet is provided at Beach Dream. Free WiFi internet is also available nearby at Nipper's and Grabber's. Quiet Honda gas generator for back-up power for lights, ceiling fans, refrigerator, etc, everything but the a/c. Very comfortable with ceiling fans in every room. Beach towels, beach umbrella, beach chairs, toys are provided plus boogie boards for riding the waves. You’ll have a great time! Spectacular views, beaches to yourselves, relaxing, snorkeling right off the beach in front of the house, scuba diving, boating, fishing, relaxing, shelling, hunting for sea glass, excellent seafood, beautiful sunsets, and more relaxing

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