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Colorful Apartment on the Beach, 300 Feet from Nipper's Bar

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults, 2 kids)

Relax to the sound of waves at this Beachfront Getaway as you get into the island atmosphere and settle in. Go out on the large deck with lounge chairs and foot rests. Listen to the waves and the rustling of leaves in the trees nearby. Maybe you'll even spot a humming bird.

There’s no doubt about it. Great Guana Cay is paradise. Gorgeous beaches, great people, good times. And Dolphin View Cottage will help you get the most out of your vacation.

In this charming one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage, you’re surrounded by island life — literally. A couple of mounted fish and fun local art dot the walls. In fact, a lot of thought has gone into the decorations in our little piece of paradise — we want every bit of your vacation to feel like vacation, from the moment you wake up. And a lot of that is in the details.

We offer high speed wireless Internet and Satellite Direct TV.

Dolphin View House is nestled with three more apartments in two houses — so if you’re coming with friends or family, it’s a great way to enjoy time together, but maintain privacy — on a large property. Relax in the outdoor seating area under a thatched umbrella, cook up delicious meals on the grill. There are plenty of shared spaces, but no shortage of private nooks and crannies for you to enjoy your time with that special someone, best friend or most cherished family members.

Walk down the sand dune and you’re on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Miles and miles of white beach. Build a sand castle, collect shells or sea glass and swim, snorkel and explore the reefs. Kick it up for a notch and catch a wave, or go for a run on the beach right at your doorstep.

Hungry? Thirsty? Walk the 300 feet to the famous Nipper's Beach Bar and Grill. Or, walk just about anywhere else in the settlement, too: Dolphin View House is incredibly central — just a three-minute walk to the settlement and less than a 10-minute walk to the grocery or liquor stores, or to the other bars and restaurants on the island. You’re so close to everything — but you’re so private! With a private road leading to the house, you’ll feel as though you’re the only people in the world when you’re at your home-away-from-home.

Since you’re close to just about everything, you really don’t need to rent a golf cart. But, if you choose to, the rental location is close. Or, consider renting bikes or kayaks to explore Guana Cay at a slower pace. You can even rent a boat for the day.

Fly into Marsh Harbour (MHH), take an eight-minute taxi ride to the ferry terminal and then a short 35-minute ferry ride to Great Guana Cay. Make sure you check the schedules before you book your flight — there are several ferries each day, but the times change seasonally (In high season, the last one leaves Marsh Harbour at 5:45 p.m.). When you arrive, we’ll pick you up from the ferry dock and help you get settled into your vacation home.

After that, how you enjoy our island is up to you: But whatever you do, we’re convinced you’ll love it here.

Keywords: Beach apartment, centrally located, apartment on the beach, artsy apartment

More Details

Property Manager
Pamela Dorsey
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017


Great Guana Cay Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Colorful Apartment on the Beach, 300 Feet from Nipper's Bar
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

We did not want to come home.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is cute and comfy. But the best part about it was the location. It's walking distance to Nippers and Grabbers, also the boat, golf cart and gear rentals. My advice rent a boat hire a few locals and go catch. You will save yourself some money. It's expensive on the island so get your groceries on Marsh Harbor. Also the mosquitoes were real bad so don't forget your spray. It's very quiet during slow season which we didn't mind. If you turn left at the fire station at the boat ramp there is the best snorkeling bay side. The ocean was rough while we were there so we didn't snorkel ocean side although there are reefs you can swim to from behind this house. I had thought there was a private pool on the location but I feel it's misleading. There is no pool on property but Nippers is next door and they have one. I highly recommend this colorful beach cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Not only the Most Beautiful Beach on all the Abaco's, but this place was PERFECT!!! Such nice people the owner connects you with! Just Loved, Unni & all her help in looking for places (Advice too) & Dennis there for any possible problems, too! Everyone was Just Wonderful & easy to deal with!

As for the comment I saw about cockroaches/bugs, Your On An Island, There Will Be Bugs & If You Live in a Place Where there are None, Please let us ALL know where that is?

TIP: This is a small island, bring you bug spray for Mosquitos (skin so soft Avon works best, they lick the other stuff off! lol) & stop itch.

The No-See-Ums (un-seeable flying sand flea), some, Like me, can be allergic to their saliva. clean with soap & water as soon as possible & put on ice to help the itch. Along with stop itch stick, you'll live & Still have great time! (AGAIN... Your On An Island!), bugs & such are to be expected~

Everything you need, clean, behind from upper unite to house, so you don't hear anyone upstairs, the way its set up. So either one you rent... is Just Fabulous!

No Worries, Great Beach Right in Front, reef 50' out, Great Yard to use & decks! Laundry room & we cooked our meals (we like home cooking don't eat out much), everything was Wonderful!

Just remember though: If your on a Beer Budget... don't expect champagne! No 5 Star Resorts here, just laid back island living, with a nice bar that gets busy now & again with other island visitors & locals!

Great for Romantic getaway from it all... We WILL be Back Again!

Possible Stay here, while look for a longer rental to stay in for 3-6 months! Would Love to retire to this island!

WE JUST LOVE THIS LITTLE BEACH BUNGALOW STYLE (instead of the log cabin look, in Most rentals here have.) Best place to stay by far, if want to be On the Beach & for the Price, too!!!

Thank You for all your help!! Pam, Unni & dennis

Best Wishes & Prayer for this Hurricane heading your way!

We Hope it misses this Island, all Abaco's Bahamas & leaves... Along with This Home & Other Homes, to be safe!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute apartment - perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to pretty much everything ! Although next to nippers it was a nice quiet spot ! Make sure to go by kidds cove for a drink & dinner - do not miss out on their conch salad !!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous beachhouse!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Dolphinview for a week and absolutely loved it. We were in the lower half of the beachhouse, and if we go back to Great Guana Cay we'll definitely stay at the top half with the balcony overlooking the beach. The place was beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Pamela was the greatest. We had two days of delayed flights getting there and she graciously let us stay two extra days. Thank you so much, Pamela! Leanne and Rich

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you guys!!! It was a pleasure meeting and having you. Please come back soon, we would love to have you! Cheers, Pamela
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Amazing and Memorable! Id stay here again. Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The owner of the Dolphin View (Pamela) was very sweet. Her property has a perfect location being right on the beach and neighboring Nippers. We were very comfortable in the cozy little apartment style rental. There was a very strong sent of sewage towards the end of our trip but it is unclear if it was coming from Nippers or our rental. We stayed at very busy time for the island so you should kind of expect these issues sometimes considering you're on an island! Occasionally we'd lose power but it was never for to long. Overall, we had an amazing time and I'd love to stay at the Dolphin View again. Thank you Pamela!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vero beach

Cozy beach escape

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location, with all the amenities and comforts of home. I enjoyed my stay very much!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nippers Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Grabbers Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Pirates Cove Bar & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Dive Guana
Nearest Point of Interest
Donnas Golf Cart Rental
Car: not necessary

Great Guana Cay is approximately seven miles long with a spectacular beach on the ocean side that offers wonderful swimming, snorkeling and beach combing. There is excellent fishing on the reefs and offshore.

Guana Cay is where you come if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Walk the several miles long beach where you see only a few people, or snorkel, swim or scuba dive. You can rent a bicycle or a golf cart to get around, but you can walk everywhere from the cottage. Guana Cay has many restaurants and bars, souvenir stores, a grocery store, a liquor store, a drug store, and a brand new lunch restaurant next to the ferry dock.


Snorkeling, boating, fishing

Scuba diving, spear fishing

Swimming in pools, sea or ocean

Suntanning & Relaxing

Beach combing for shell and sea glass

Bicycling, hiking or kayaking

Partying, dining and drinking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Cleaning fee included.

50% of the rent has to be paid at booking, through PayPros, where you can pay with a credit card. Not Amex. The balance will have to be paid 3 weeks prior to arrival.

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