About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Weekly rate: $3,500 (1-2 people); Add $420/wk or $60/day for each add'l person
Sorry, house is simply NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.
Topside is a stunning seaside home located on Elbow Cay's exclusive North End -- just 10 minutes by golf cart, boat or bike to Hope Town's 18th century settlement and famous candy-striped lighthouse. A great place for relaxation and renewal, the house overlooks sparkling turquoise water and a pristine white sand beach, attracting returning guests year after year. Wrap-around decks and water views are accessible from every room. A rooftop sky deck is perfect for sunbathing and stargazing -- affording a 360 degree panoramic view of 20 islands, barrier reefs, and the historic 1864 lighthouse. House rental comes with wireless internet, central air conditioning, gourmet kitchen, automatic generator, satellite TV. Golf cart available for rent through T&N Cart Rental. Convenient access to North End community dock for optional guest boat rental as well as to Atlantic Ocean beaches for beachcombing, swimming and snorkeling. Delightful year-round, Topside welcomes guests to a special island retreat amidst exceptional natural beauty.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
The 3 daughters of Duane and Lillian Watts manage the Topside property. Janet Watts (photo above) manages the day to day affairs, including bookings. We all take great pride in running this small business, and we work hard to ensure that this tiny piece of paradise remains a paradise for all of us to enjoy.
Why Watts chose Elbow Cay
Topside is a Boston architect designed house, ideally situated high above the beach with sweeping views from every room of the Sea of Abaco and surrounding islands. Many visitors prefer the quiet North End, with easy access to a community dock and just a short ride by golf cart or bike into town. Most guests say that Topside is maintained at an uncommonly high level.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Awesome house, spotless, well stocked with amazing views of the water.
Our stay was the best we've experienced since first visiting the island in 1982. The owner emailed us before departure to assure a smooth arrival. The housekeeper met our ferry, transported us to the house and showed us around. Our golf cart from T&N was already in the drive. The home is well stocked and well maintained. We will definitely return. Truly an outstanding experience.
The home is outstanding!! It will most likely be where we stay if it's available every year! Morning coffee on the crows nest was a must every morning! The views are spectacular.
Delighted to know that you enjoyed the house and morning coffees "topside!" Also glad to hear you'd like to come again, and we would be very happy to be able to accommodate you, next year and every year. We love our "regulars!"
This trip was my family's first time to the Abacos and Topside set the bar very high for trips to come! The North End is so quaint and really suits if you are looking for a relaxing and restorative visit to Elbow Cay. We rented a boat and there was a great community dock within walking distance from the house, and from the dock we were 10-15 minutes from all the hot spots of Elbow Cay. The house itself suited my family of 4 very comfortably and it was so accommodating! Kitchen had every amenity we could imagine needing. The view was spectacular and you cannot beat the sunsets we enjoyed from the wrap around porch. The homeowner and caretaker were wonderful to work with and were very accommodating with details about traveling the Abacos as first timers. Wifi was strong, water pressure was good, and beds were comfortable so all in all we are excited to return for another trip to Topside!
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Topside, and know that you are welcome back any time! I am going to contact you if I make my way to Charleston. I've never been there before, and it's high on my list!
For folks who enjoy a clean, well organized, and sandy beach this is the spot for you. The owners take great care to assure that the home is in full working order. The setting is on the beach with sunsets and easy access to boating and town.
Thanks for your positive comments! We love and appreciate our "regulars" because they treat things kindly, while enjoying all the many wonders of Abaco!
Special Place to Stay
Although we had stayed at Topside for many years, we had not been in the last four years. We were eager to get back to this special place and we were not disappointed. Topside is maintained at a very high level, not commonly encountered in many Bahamian rentals. Recently, the owners undertook complete refinishing of the wraparound wood deck, cleaning of the cisterns, and replanting the extensive gardens. All of this simply adds to the already magnificent scenery and surroundings. This house also is equipped with wireless internet, central air, and a generator that automatically comes on when the power goes out (not an uncommon event). While we were visiting, the local landlines were down, but a VHF radio and cell phones worked fine.
The top deck gives a 360-degree view, both to the Atlantic in the east and the Sea of Abaco to the west. As noted, the house has a fully stocked kitchen (including a wok and a blender), great books, puzzles, and multi-media center. The great room concept with master suites on either end make sharing this house enjoyable. There is another small bedroom upstairs with a half-bath that gives a great view of the lighthouse.
The new caretakers have settled in and the place was spotless and fresh cuts flowers from the garden awaited us. The caretakers were available by phone, but we also met them along the road into town. It's a small place, so everyone seems to know who's who.
Traveling in late summer, especially after mid-August, you will find that several restaurants and businesses close for a hiatus. The grocery stores and marina stay open, as does the Hopetown Harbor Lodge (in town). A boat, golf cart, or bikes are the only transportation. This is a place to unplug and unwind and Topside is the perfect place to do it.
Topside is a lovely home and the perfect place to stay on Elbow Cay. The house is well-maintained, comfortable and has all the amenities you need. Steps from the deck lead directly on to the beach and the warm outdoor shower is particularly nice after snorkeling. The location, on the North End of Elbow Cay, is charming and the views from the decks of Topside are stunning! The owner and the caretakers go out of their way to make your stay easy and enjoyable. It was a prefect stay!
The Abacos is a water lovers' paradise, offering ideal conditions for boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, birding, exploring, or simply relaxing.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Year round, non-holiday rates: 1-2 people: $3,500/week; If more than 2 people, add $420 per week for each person. Holiday rates: Add 10% for weeks including Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter, Fourth of July, or Thanksgiving. We only accept personal checks. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with 50% balance due 60 days before arrival.