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Banana Split - 4BR/4BA , as new, with Pool, close to town

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Banana Split is a newly built vacation home located on the southern edge of Hope Town. One lot back from a stunning Atlantic Beach near Turtle Hill. The house is split into two levels.

The top floor has three bedrooms (2 doubles & 1 room with 2 single beds) and three bathrooms.

The lower floor has a double bedroom and bathroom

Both levels have fully equipped kitchens with large refrigerators Floors are tiled to ensure coolness & cleanliness. Flat screen televisions throughout together with sound surround CD/DVD systems on each floor. Free Wifi Internet. Full air conditioning. The upper level has vaulted ceilings and fans.

Automatic generator to deal with power cuts.

Between the two levels is a secluded pool deck with chairs and sun loungers. The upper deck is the area for 'alfresco' dining and has a large gas barbecue. The pool deck leads leads to a tropical garden with a 'tiki' umbrella and chairs for shaded lounging. Hammocks are provided for reading and relaxing.

The beach is reached by a walk via 'On da beach bar'.Beach bar and grocery store are a couple of minutes away. Ten minute walk into Hope Town.

Why the Owner Chose Hopetown: We have vacationed in Hope Town for over 30 years always renting local properties. We recently bought Banana Split as a newly built house. The house is extremely well designed by a local Architect/ builder and finished and furnished to a high standard. Hope Town is a perfect place to relax and unwind. Elbow Cay is fringed with white sand beaches and crystal clear seas. Locals are welcoming and friendly.

The Unique Benefits of this House Banana Split b: Banana Split benefits from cool breezes and escapes the hustle & bustle of the main community whilst being close enough to reach the bars, restaurants, shops and harbor. The secluded pool and tropical gardens are perfect places to relax.The house is tastefully furnished in a West Indies style. All equipment is new. Each bedroom has a bathroom and the downstairs is ideal for a couple, teenagers or grandparents

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Owner

Susan & John , retired University Lecturer and Airline agent.

Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why Owner chose Bahamas

Vacationed here for the past 30 years, explored the world but you can't beat Hope Town.

What makes this house unique

High elevation giving cool breezes.

Uninterrupted view of the Lighthouse

Guestbook comments from the manager

I have to say that after nine years of renting homes here that your home is our favorite.Great floor plan,beautiful garden & landscaping & private pool.House was clean & fresh and felt like home. we felt very happy and comfortable.thankyou for renting your home,we will definitely be back to Banana Split!
Jun 2009
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Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Full 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Automatic Generator. 5 Televisions 2 sound surround systems Outside dining area Tiki bar and umbrella with shaded lounging Ground floor has additional kitchen


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Banana Split - 4BR/4BA , as new, with Pool, close to town
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews

Convenient location - Nice stay but house needs many minor repairs & upkeep

  • 3 of 5

top sheet left off 1 bed (manager brought when called) - floor was pretty filthy when we arrived (white socks worn were black in no time) - used undergarments, shorts,shirt under the beds (obviously was not cleaned before we arrived) - bottom 1/4 of the closet door was missing - only tub in the house upstairs did not work - both ice machines in the refrigerators were not working & there was a leak that had a bowl in fridge to catch water - only 1 tv worked (not 5) - many electrical outlets were loose and sporadically did not work - outside railing was loose and many post tops were missing - 2 blue pool loungers were ripped and unuseable - pool was dirty and never cleaned - curtains were very sheer and provided no privacy - location was great - parking was nice - manager did come when called to fix things - enjoyed our stay but it would have been nicer had things worked and been repaired before we got there - plenty of room - beautiful grounds for the most part - generator worked once - had to call manager to get it working another time -

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Susan. I am looking into why things weren't cleaned. Apologies for this, it has never happened before so I'll get to the bottom of it. Thanks for the feedback on the rest as well, We will address.
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Great location, great house, hospitable owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Banana Split for 10 days and couldn't have asked for a nicer experience. Susan and John were staying downstairs at the time (agreed in advance) which turned out to be a big bonus as they very kindly took us on a boat tour of the area and gave all the local tips. They live there 6 months or more out of the year so the house is very well cared for, clean, and nicely decorated. The kitchen has all the amenities and the pool is great for the kids, small but does the trick nicely. There is a nice outdoor eating area and also a lounge area in the shade. The house is located close to town but equally in the middle of the island so you can visit either end within 10 minutes by golf cart. If you are a runner, you can take a nice 3-6 mile run in either direction and see the whole island. Hopetown is very quaint, the people very friendly (for the most part) and the choice of restaurants excellent. We will definitely be back and can highly recommend Banana Split to any vacationers. Thank you Susan and John for our best vacation to date! The Lindys

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went with his dad, my mom, and my brother and his girlfriend for Christmas week, and the house was perfect for us. Mom had the downstairs to herself, and father-in-law and the other four of us had plenty of privacy and space upstairs. The owner was great about answering questions via email, and even had some christmas decorations up for us! i believe this is more of a primary residence for the owners, which means it is extremely well cared for and well equipped. Location was great, a two minute walk to the beach, and the food at On Da Beach was incredible. None of us had ever been to Elbow Cay but we all thought it was terrific. My only small complaints were that the pool was not heated (coooold!), but on the other hand, electricity is expensive in the islands so I understand. Also, the twin beds were comfy but bed frames were very squeaky/creaky. But neither were deal breakers, so we recommend Banana Split wholeheartedly!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Apologies regarding the bed frames, have now sprayed with WD40.
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A great house, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for ten days with our teenage daughter. The house is wonderful: comfortable and spacious, with good breeze (but well-functioning air-conditioning), well equipped kitchen, lovely pool and airy deck, surrounded by luscious garden. The position on the Cay is ideal. It is a home and feels like home, not like a rental.

The owners John and Susan are warm, gracious and interesting people, who love Elbow Cay and generously share their knowledge of the surrounding water and beach. They are long-time members of the island community and as their guests visitors will benefit from the best the island has to offer.

This is a truly exceptional holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC


  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place, all as described or better. Owner very helpful and informative with detailed information that made our 3rd visit to Elbow Cay a fun trip. Would definitely stay there again. Location is terrific, within walking distance of just about everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour only 1 hour from Miami
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
On Da Beach
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Hope Town Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
On Da Beach
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Stunning Atlantic Beach
Car: not necessary

Located on the edge of Hope Town,close to beach bar and grocery store.

One lot back from a stunning Atlantic Beach.

Elevated location allows cool summer breezes.

Secluded private swimming pool for discreet sun bathing.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling


Rates & Availability

Hope Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $648.26

From $2600 to $4000 per week
4 persons $2600/week; On upper level
5 to 6 persons $3000/week; On upper level
7 to 8 persons $4000/week; Includes apartment
10% surcharge at Christmas,New year and Easter

Only 1 or 2 persons? - e mail for rates.
£UK also accepted

Add 10% tax to all rates
Dates Available: Year Round.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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