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Harbor villa is located on the beach in Lochabar Bay at Clarence Town Harbor, Long Island, Bahamas within sight of Flying Fish Marina in a quiet tropical setting overlooking an exceptionally beautiful mile long white powder beach. This house is built at an elevation of 40 feet above sea level with ocean views from every room. The deck, balcony, covered porch and all rooms are above the tree line to catch the breezes and for fabulous views of Clarence Town Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. Three cays(islands) situated between our beach and the Atlantic Ocean stop large waves and provide us with a gently sloping, sandy beach free of currents and undertows. The calm water and long beach make this a classic. Lochabar 'Blue Hole' is a short walk away. This is a perfect place for a peaceful, secluded, sunny and quiet getaway, yet only 3-4 minutes from bars & restaurants.
Our house features 3 full size bedrooms, each with A/C, ceiling fans, queen size beds, and private bathrooms.
Large covered and screened entrance porch with skylights, ceiling fan, table and chairs. Perfect for outdoor dining or relaxing in the shade. Great for the infrequent rainy days! Large 13' X 20' deck facing the ocean, extending out above the tree tops, ideal for sunbathing. The ocean-side top floor balcony with access from two bedrooms is a relaxing spot to enjoy sea breezes and the never ending view. Fully equipped kitchen. Laundry room.
We are one mile south of Clarence Town and a twenty minute drive from Deadsman's Cay Airport(airport code LGI). Clarence Town has restaurants, liquor store, bakery, gas station, shopping, health clinic and a new marina.
ACTIVITIES: swimming, snorkeling, beach-combing/shelling, fishing, diving , kayaking, hiking, exploring the island, sightseeing--checking out plantation ruins,caves and the 663'deep Dean's Blue Hole, Long Island Museum, or just relaxing in the sun.
In the evening watch the full moon rise above the ocean. On the darkest night, lay on the deck & look up to see millions of stars as you have never seen them before. The possibilities are endless--you'll need more time.
AMENITIES: Linen and towels included.
Clothes washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, refrigerator with ice maker, electric stove with oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave oven, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, bread maker, blender, gas BBQ grill, dishes/utensils(service for 12), pots, pans, etc., 100 plus book library. Sand chairs, hammock. TV, DVD and VCR(sorry, no cable or satellite dish), a selection of movies in DVD and VCR tapes. Telephone/Fax & FREE UNLIMITED CALLS to the USA. High speed Internet & WI-FI. 2 one-person kayaks and 1 two-person kayak and life jackets that are provided and required for kayak use. Bone fishing guide information available.
Area: Clarence Town, the capital of Long Island and the principle harbor on the east coast of Long Island, is one of the prettiest settlements in the Bahamas and has 2 twin-spired churches with a most interesting history as they were both designed and built by the late Father Jerome, an architect and religious figure well known throughout the Bahamas. You can visit both churches and it is possible to climb the narrow passage up into the towers of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church for a spectacular view of Clarence Town, the harbor and dock, Atlantic Ocean, and the Lochabar Beach area and cays. Long Island is for adventurous type people who love remote places.
My wife and I love Long Island. We have been there three times over the last 4 years and each time we go, we stay at the Lochabar House. It has a great view, a great beach, calm water, romantic location, and all the amenities to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. The house is well located near Clarence town, nearby food is excellent, and very close to rental car agency.
For the past twenty five years my wife and I have spent six weeks every winter trading the rain of Seattle for the warmth and sun of the tropics. She loves to go for long walks, curl up with a book on the beach and kayak or paddleboard. I love to spend my days in search of bonefish.
We have been to many tropical countries and destinations and stayed in lots of nice rentals homes over that time but luckily we found this wonderful location 7 years ago and have returned every year since. Without a doubt it is the most perfect combination of home, view and beach we have experienced in all our tropical adventures.
I have never written a review on the property before but felt I should to inform any who are concerned about this home because of last year's hurricane. I agree totally with all the other 5 star reviews posted here so wont repeat the lists of all the wonderful things about the house and what to see and do on Long Island. I found those reviews to be very accurate and helpful. The same is true for all the amenities about the home. My wife is an exceptional cook and finds the kitchen appointments, appliances and equipment to be way more than adequate for her needs. We especially appreciate the quality of the beds and en suite bathrooms and showers in each large, airy bedroom. The home is spacious and very comfortable for couples sharing the home or having their family and grandchildren visit like ours do.
The owner promised the home would be ready for our arrival and it was absolutely perfect. Even most of the vegetation and flowers were well on their way to being as beautiful as ever. He has been extremely reliable over the years and always responds quickly to any concerns. Nancy, his local property manager is a gem. She is a tremendous resource for any and all needs and lives just a few miles away.
Cocktail time is a high point of the day here with the absolutely stunning, expansive view of the aqua bay and it's pristine islands as a back drop. I never get tired of staring at that ever changing scenery. Of course, a morning stroll with your coffee on the gorgeous,white sand beach; or an afternoon swim in the calm aqua waters are also hard to beat. Especially since it feels so private.
I recommend this home without reservation regardless of what you want from a tropical vacation --unless it's shopping, night clubs and casinos.
First let me say that this is a landlord that will go out of his way to insure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This house received considerable damage in late 2015 due to the hurricane, but was in immaculate shape when we arrived in late February. His efforts to get the house ready for our use were truly herculean. True, there was still evidence of the severe blow in the landscaping, but even that had be trimmed and cared for by the time of our arrival.
We had 3 couples in our party, and the house was comfortable for all. The living and dinning rooms seemed uncrowded for our family, and the porch is a dream. The views of the Atlantic are spectacular, and the distance to town is only just over a mile. The island is uncrowded, so don't expect a wide variety of restaurants, but we did visit three and each was unique in its own way. There is a caretaker for the house on the island, and we found her both charming and efficient. She stocked the kitchen for us prior to our arrival, and gave us a tour of the island on our first day.
We did several days of bonefishing, and saw about 100, but they had lockjaw during our stay. There are beautiful flats about two miles south of the residence, but we also found bonefish at almost every stop.
There is still considerable damage from the storm on the island, but it is being cleaned up at a remarkable pace.
We can't thank Ron enough for the efforts he put in to get the house ready for our vacation. We had a great time.
My best friends and I have been doing an annual Bahamas trip for many years. We adore the Exuams and have been to Cat Island and San Salvador. Long Island and Loachabar House exceeded our expectations and is now tied for first with our favorite places in the Bahamas.
The house is SO comfortable, inside and out. The sun deck and it's view are amazing; the lanai porch is great for cooking out or when you want to be outside but have had your days worth of sunshine.
The kitchen is well equipped and great for cooking. In comparision to the smaller islands we have traveled to, the stores near the house are well stocked and the prices fairly reasonable. The food boat comes on Weds afternoon so if you hit the stores Weds before close or Thursday morning you will be able to get plenty fresh veggies. We were impressed. We bought fresh fish every other day.
The beach in front of the house is AMAZING. We did encounter about 4 days of very windy weather followed by a straight up rainy day but even on the bad days the house and covered porch are so comfortable, we were content and relaxed.
The days of sun and no wind, which were continuous after the first 5 of our trip 14 day stay, were paradise . We sea kayaked to the cays across the way.
We saw sea turtles and rays EVERY DAY, making their afternoon journey to somewhere. They are shy but beautiful.
There is not much as far as snorkeling in front of the house but further up the road in Morrisville there is some beautiful live coral and a ship wreck and we saw tons of amazing fish and fantastic glowing squid! You do have to wait for a fairly windless day to snorkel the open Atlantic side as it can be rough. That's what is amazing about Lochabar Bay, the cays in front keep the water fairly calm, some days it was glassy, the days with bad weather a bit of a chop.
There are stunning beaches on the Caribbean side of the Island, a very short drive away from the house. Galloway Beach and the coves near it are highly recommended. Calm waters, shade of the sea pines, heavenly.
Nancy the caretaker and her nephew Earnest are a wealth of information and clued us in on other beaches worth seeing.
The Blue Hole that is near the house may not be Dean's Blue Hole but it's beautiful and you can walk to it!
Our last day we saw Flamingos on the beach and they circled my friend in her kayak, stunning.
We highly recommend Lochabar House. Ron and Deb thanks! Long Island is beautiful and there is still so much to see.
My wife and infant son just returned from our stay at this rental house (1-18-2012). VRBO listing 102189. We are well traveled and have been to a bunch of places in the Caribbean including Cat Island. I can say this place is nearly perfect in every way. The house is very well maintained, in excellent shape and is fully set up for whatever you need. The grounds are well kept with beautiful flowers and the setting is absolutely stunning. The deck that looks out to Lochabar beach is perfect as it is a nice mix of sun and shade and always has a nice breeze. The screened in leni is perfect for reading and relaxing in a screened in environment if that is needed. The no see ums were very minimal during our stay but as with any place in the Caribbean they are not to be trifled with at sun up and at dusk. Virtually no mosquitoes to speak of. The kayaks are in excellent shape and are of above average quality as well as the life jacket’s and paddles. The house is set off the beach a very short distance which I found to be of an advantage. All of the amenities in the house were in perfect condition and spotlessly clean. The owners are very gracious, extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the island. The beach in front of the house is amazing and will likely have your prints only on it most of the time. If you venture out to the keys across the bay you will be beachcombing by yourself in an untouched and pristine setting. I would absolutely recommend this place for families, couples fishermen and anybody who is looking for a place in Long Island. I am an avid bone fisherman. I was able to find Permit in front of the house crusing the shore and Bonefish in the flat east-southeast of the blue hole. The road to Galloway is absolutely chocked full of more flats that could be fished in lifetime and hold lots of big bonefish. I never saw another fisherman the entire 10 days I was there. I can’t say enough good things about this place. We looked at the other places we considered renting and were overjoyed we chose this one. Trust me you won’t be disappointed. Also the neighbor to the house is a friend of the owner and is wonderful as well and willing to help if need be. This location and house are extremely safe and allow for a fantastic relaxing environment to really enjoy the best of long Island. Don’t consider staying anywhere else if this is the location you are targeting.
We returned to Harbor Villa for 3 weeks this July. Our review from last year is right below this one. Everything we said then is still valid. This year we did a little less exploring and spend even more time at the house and the beach in front of it. And we had a great time again.
It is just amazing to be on the beach or in the water and have Turtles and Sting Rays swim right by you. The Turtles are a little skittish, but we have been able to get within 2 feet from them. The Sting Rays were not at all concerned about us, they just swam around us. Our oldest followed them very closely while snorkeling and they were not afraid at all.
We will still recommend this house as the best one we know of on Long Island for a family with kids, whether small or teenagers.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1800 week/2 Adults.....Each additional person $200 per week...example....6 people total=$2600/week
Reservations confirmed with a receipt of a 50% deposit. Business or personal, bank check, money order or wire transfer please. Balance of monies due 60 days before arrival date. CANCELLATIONS:Due to our remote location, once a reservation is booked, you are responsible for the rental period.