|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Green Bananas is a charming Victorian beach front cottage that accommodates one or two couples or a family of up to five. It is located on the southeast side of Lubbers Quarters, a moderately inhabited island in Abaco, Bahamas.
Lubbers Quarters, a relatively undiscovered beauty is a private island tucked between Great Abaco, Elbow and Tilloo Cayes (pronounced 'keys') It Abounds with historic lore from Blackbeard's buried treasure to tales of gnome-like 'Yahoos' who comb the beach looking for green bananas. (Ask any island child.) There are several trails on Lubbers, as well as caves, wild orchids, hummingbirds, small beaches and interesting people.
Lubbers, in the Bay of Abaco, is surrounded by quaint islands, likened to a pastel version of Martha's Vineyard. Nearby you will find fishing and boat building villages, the famous Hope Town candystriped lighthouse, artist colonies and the world renowned Sandy Cay Seapark.
Green Bananas offers
-Living room with built in day bed, dining area and full kitchen -- microwave, toaster, blender, coffee pot.
-Master bedroom with French doors opening onto front porch, walk in closet, queen bed
-Large loft bedroom, walk in closet, two double beds, lounger.
-Private outside hot water shower and morning sink as well as full inside bathroom (tub/shower).
-Both 110 and solar powered 12 volt electric.
-Radio, cassette and cd player in the living area.
-The beds will be made up with fresh linens. The cottage has plenty of blankets, comforters, pillows and a set of bath towels per guest.
-There is a charcoal grill. Usually there is charcoal left from previous renters, the same with spices, tea, flour, sugar, paper towels and tp.
There are several trails on Lubbers, as well as caves, wild orchids, hummingbirds, small beaches and interesting people. A short boat ride away is Cracker P’s, a chef owned and operated beach bar/restaurant, also loved by locals. There is a marked trail that will also take you to Cracker P’s. It’s fun and somewhat adventurous. Try it the first time in daylight and bring a flashlight and plenty of batteries for the trip home. Fifteen minute walk, max.
Keywords: cottage, beach front, dock, beach, loft, charming, boat, house, private island, secluded, Hopetown, Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas, Lubbers, Lubbers Quarters, fishing, snorkeling, green bananas
I am a Bahamian and live on the mainland of Abaco... Green Bananas is my beach cottage... Where my kids and I spend holidays and weekends.. and now would like to share with you..
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2004
Green Bananas is the most unique cottage in the Abacos. Its rustic yet has the finest comforts.. It is directly on the beach but also has a private dock.. You will live on the front porch.. The outside shower is private and delicious... The running lane of boats is just off of the dock so you can sit all day and seagaze. Lay in bed and watch the gorgeous sunrises. Go fishing, crawfishing, conching, cruising, and then come home to Green Bananas and grill your Catch - on the dock...
Most island homes are either on the beach or have a dock... But not both... Green Bananas is the incredible gem... gorgeous white sand beach... long, simple dock...
My family and I really enjoyed our stay at Green Bananas on Lubbers Cay. The cottage was perfect for 4 people, with just the right amount of comforts for an island getaway. The location is ideal, situated across from Tahiti Beach with quick access to places of interest to both the north and south.
Rhonda's level of communication was perfect, and she offered many options to expand our knowledge of the local area. I highly recommend this cottage for an Abaco vacation!
Watch the sun rise and see marine life all day long. Lots of fish, sea turtles and even dolphin from the dock. Hang out in the sun all day and head over to the firefly at sunset. 10 min boat ride to Hope Town or just hang on the island at Crackers Ps. This place is great for the couple with a little sense of adventure. Go as a couple or bring some friends you won't be disappointed .
After staying for a week, we had a great trip that definitely exceeded our expectations. The house was super cozy and rustic that was ultimately a great place to stay. My only recomendations is for the owner to instal better shower heads (which were quite poor) and to instal a water filter to make the tap water drinkable.
My wife and I spent 6 wonderful nights at GB. We have stayed at other Caribbean islands, and this was by far the best. The cottage was well stocked with everything needed to cook, plenty of linens, and the beach - the best! Plenty of nearby beaches, snorkeling, and other islands for sightseeing. Oh yeah - and Vernon's key lime pie!!! We will definitely be coming back to GB! The owner was very helpful and accommodating, and offered several helpful ideas.
My family has stayed a few times at Green Bananas. If you are looking for a great cottage with a tropical feel, this is the place. GB is in an excellent location and has a very nice beach and dock for swimming, fishing and relaxing. GB is the definition of a great Abaco vacation!
I just read the previous review and am not sure what else I can add... (they stole all of my rave reviews;)) We LOVED staying at Green Bananas. From the moment we docked the boat until the moment we sadly loaded up our oat for the return trip we never thought "I wish the house had...." anything!
This was our second trip to Lubbers Quarters and our first stay at Green Bananas. Our first trip was ten years ago with a group of adults and we stayed at the top of the hill in another wonderful home and had a great week; but when we began to plan our return trip with our thirteen year old daughter in tow we knew immediately that we were interested in staying at Green Bananas on the beach.
The house is beautiful and very well kept. The kitchen is stocked and there are a number of games and books if you need a quick break from the sun or it happens to rain. This house is perfect for a family of 3-4. There are plenty of towels and extra bedding if it gets chilly at night. We were aware ahead of time that there were no laundry facilities and packed accordingly.
The soft sand beach in front of the cottage was perfect for when we decided to stay close to home although I would recommend planning several day trips to explore the other islands and beaches in close proximity to Lubbers! Elbow Cay, Guana Cay, Little Harbor, Marsh Harbor & Man o' War Cay are all a quick boat ride away and each boast their own unique and FUN attractions. We also found several great snorkeling spots within ten minutes of our dock. (I think our daughter spent more time in the water most days than out!)
The owner was great and very responsive to any questions we had while planning our trip and the island caretaker was responsive and helpful. We had a great week and will definitely be back!
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Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|