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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Value on the Oceanfront

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,720 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beachwatch is a spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath oceanfront home directly on the best section of Guana Cay’s famous 5 mile beach. It is situated on a large 1 acre lot at the northwest corner of the Guana settlement, within easy walking distance of Nippers, Grabbers, the ferry dock, grocery store, and the liquor store. We have all the amenities of the other three bedroom oceanfront homes with a better location, and the best beach.

For those not familiar with Guana Cay, it is a barrier island located off of the main island of Abaco in the northeast Bahamas. It is accessed via a 35 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbor, the third largest city in the Bahamas. Guana is a quiet, out of the way island with a fabulous 5 mile long white sand beach. It does have some nightlife in the form of three beachfront bars/restaurants, the most famous of which is Nippers. If you are looking for casinos, water parks, jets skis, etc, Guana is not for you. If you want quiet, relaxed, secluded beach time and great snorkeling or diving, Guana is for you.

For those familiar with Guana Cay, all you need to know is that Beachwatch is located on the beach about ¼ mile northwest of Nippers.

From the deck on top of the house, one can see far out into the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, and all the way across the Sea of Abaco to Marsh Harbor to the southwest.

On the ocean side of the house, there is a large sundeck for relaxing and an outdoor table that seats 8 people. A walkway leads down to the white sugar sand beach, with a reef offshore a few hundred feet that offers excellent snorkeling.

The house is fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, front loading washer/dryer, huge gas grill, full AC, ceiling fans, local and US telephone, free DSL internet, etc.

Beachwatch has all the amenities that you would expect in a deluxe rental, including a 26 KW auto start generator for the power outages that the Abacos are famous for.

Once you stay at Beachwatch, we think that you will agree that it is the best oceanfront rental value on Guana Cay

Keywords: House, Cottage, Oceanfront, Beach

More Details

Owner
Clark Lagow
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2017

About Clark Lagow

This property is owned by Guana Batik, Ltd.

Clark Lagow purchased this house in 2004

Why Clark Lagow chose Abaco

The Abacos are only 165 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. So getting there is fairly easy compared to locations further south such as the Virgin Islands. Until recently, it was occupied mostly by British Loyalists, who practiced fishing and boat building. The island is very laid back and friendly.

What makes this house unique

Well, first there is the great beach in front of the house. Just sunbathing on the beach reading your favorite book is very enjoyable. Then there is a nice snorkeling reef between Beachwatch and Nippers. Dive Guana will take you to some very nice dive sites in the general vicinity. If you like to sail, the Sea of Abaco is a nice place to do so, and sailboat rentals are available in Marsh Harbor. You can also rent a powerboat at Dive Guana and explore the whole Sea of Abaco (Man O War, Elbow Cay, etc.) on your own.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love it here! The lookout is really cool. My favorite thing was swiming with a 5 foot ray. My favorite meal was coconut shrimp at Nippers.



Thanks for the stay!



We will be back!
Aug 2009
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Amenities

Great Guana Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1720 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in living room, Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Auto start 26 Kw generator will run entire house during pwoer outages.

Reviews

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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Value on the Oceanfront
average rating of 4.894737 based on 24 reviews
5

Relaxing Escape From Reality

  • 5 of 5

Walking out to the beach and seeing the ocean view never gets old. This was our second time staying at Beach Watch. We love it! Truly the best location on Guana.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

We just left from our second stay at Beach Watch. We absolutely feel at home when we are there. The house is lovely and has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic stay on the island; a full kitchen, beach toys and umbrellas, an awesome grill, and more. The bedrooms are perfect for our family with a great set of bunk beds and trundle, too. The house is so spacious with spots for everyone to relax and play. Great open floor plan! The beach is beautiful and there is a great snorkeling spot right behind the house that our children loved to enjoy. We can't wait to return later this summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do appreciate clients who consider Beachwatch their "go to" place to stay on Guana Cay, and have had a number of those over the years. When clients ask us if they need to bring towels, etc., we just tell them that they just need to bring their bathing suit and suntan lotion, as every thing else is probably at the house available for their use.
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well-appointed gem

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many times on GGC and enjoyed this house due to its spaciousness and open living/dining/kitchen area; it is especially well set up for a family, with its 3 bedrooms and 2 baths; the outdoor spaces are great (large) and allow for guests to enjoy some quiet time; lastly, the location is perfect! the expansive front lawn leads directly to the best beach on the island! Clark was very easy to work with, and was accommodating when we had to cut our time short by one day

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas
5

Great beach in a property that lives like being at home!

  • 5 of 5

The beach is awesome and some of the softest sand anywhere. The house is a wonderful location in the central part of the island.

Walking in we immediately noticed the cleanliness of the house. The layout is well designed and comfortable. A great amount of thoughtfulness was evident in anticipating any potential need. It is well provisioned with everything you could want. Plenty of towels, kitchen knives & utensils, beach chairs and children's sand toys. There was nothing needed. This even includes having a printer for our return boarding passes. It was like living in your own home.

The only negative would be the setback of the house from the water. The view from the front deck is still pretty nice! They own the property all the way to the edge of the dune and the yard is well maintained. The setback would not prevent us from coming back again.

We stayed for two weeks. This usually means killing a day buying groceries. We used the 'concierge' service offered by Albury's Ferry. We sent them our grocery, beer, wine and alcohol list. They shopped in Marsh Harbor (which is generally 20% less then the store on GGC) and had it loaded on the ferry we were scheduled to take. They provided the receipts, added a 25% service charge and billed our credit card. This worked out great! We would highly recommend using this service.

We highly recommend Beachwatch and will go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at BeachWatch! The house was situated where it is a quick golf cart ride to just about anywhere - grocery store, Nipper's (quick walk), Grabber's, Dive Guana, and everything else in the Settlement. Everything you need seemed to be there including pots, pans, cooking utensils, dinner sets, garbage bags, beach toys, AC in every room, outside shower and hose, beach chairs, wifi, printer, etc. The caretaker was extremely helpful picking up and and returning us to the dock at the end of our trip and providing information about the island. Our plane on arrival was delayed and we got to Guana too late on Saturday to hit the grocery store. However, the caretaker talked the grocery store owner into opening up for Sunday for us which was really appreciated! If you like to snorkel, the reef on the beach behind the house is the best of all the locations we visited. Large number of fish - saw many interesting things including turtles, grouper, and large schools of fish. The beach and water was always calm and rivals the beauty of even Treasure Cay beach. Had fun scuba diving and renting a boat from Dive Guana. Troy was excellent as a Dive Lead taking us to several sites at Fowl Cay. The boat had GPS which greatly assisted with navigating the shallow areas and finding the ideal fishing spots. The owner, Clark, provided very useful information about Guana and was very easy to work with. Would definitely recommend BeachWatch and would love to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachwatch

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nippers Beach Bar & Grill
Guana Harbour Grocery
Orchid Bay Marina
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Marsh Harbor, Abacos
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nippers
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Government Dock
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Pirates Cove
Nearest Beach
5 mile white sand beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Beachwatch
Nearest Point of Interest
Nippers
Nearest Point of Interest
Grabbers
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Public dock
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

Discounts available for rentals of two weeks or more. Rates are subject to change until booked.
One half of the rental amount is due upon booking, the remainder plus the damage deposit is due 30 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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