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Jewelbox. A Beautifully Restored, Elegant, Family-friendly Town Rental.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

A Historically Reconstructed 3 Bed / 3 Bath Home In The Heart Of Dunmore Town

As seen in the September 2015 Issue of Coastal Living Magazine!

Located in the heart of historic Dunmore Town and recently restored, Jewelbox is one of Harbour Island’s original homes. Long abandoned when we found it, the original structure now looks much as it did when when built in the 1700’s and embodies all the old world charm one hopes for in an island home.

Open, airy and extremely comfortable Jewelbox is a delightful home away from home.

Jewelbox is a three bedroom, three bath home with a dining porch, lounging porch and garden, two queen bedrooms (with en suite bathrooms) and a twin bedroom (also with en suite bathroom). Down pillows, luxury linens, dining area for eight, wireless internet, cable, free long distance, AC throughout and a whole home stereo system. Daily housekeeping except for Sundays and holidays.

More Details

Trish Becker Chinitz and Richard Chinitz
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

Why Trish Becker Chinitz and Richard Chinitz chose Harbour Island

Long abandoned and left to fall apart, Jewelbox is just an ice cubes throw from our first rental cottage, Chatterbox, and watching it fall apart was heartbreaking. One of the island's original homes and a wonderful example of Bahamian architecture, we decided to take on the task of bringing Jewelbox back from the brink. It was worth it as the house is lovely!


Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three bathrooms each connected to their respective bedrooms. The 1st floor bathroom that connects to the twin bedroom (and also serves as the guest bathroom for visitors) is a shower. The upstairs master is a clawfoot tub with handheld shower and the rear queen bedroom is a shower/tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • two queen bedrooms, one upstairs in the main house, one in the rear cottage that is connected to the house through the sitting porch. One twin bedroom on the first floor of the main house. Has a little sitting/desk area
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Jewelbox. A Beautifully Restored, Elegant, Family-friendly Town Rental.
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a LOVELY stay at the Jewel Box! It is a very charming home with a very cool, well decorated Bahimian style. It was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay.

Added bonus, it is right next door to the cutest shop, the Blue Rooster and two down from the Piggly Wiggly!

Th owner, Trish Becker Chinitz was so lovely and provided a great list of things to do in Harbor Island.

We would definitely stay at Jewel Box again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aspen, Colorado

Charming Beach Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Darling beach cottage located right in the center of town. The restoration Trish did is fantastic and the location can't be beat. We were able to walk to coffee and boutiques. Trish provided great recommendations and I agree, the short boat ride to Ocean Tally is worth it! Trish was prompt in answering any questions we had prior to our arrival and help solve any issue we had while on the island. We did have a mosquito problem in the backyard, which made it impossible to use the dining porch. Don't miss out on the avocado toast or iced coffee at Bahama Coffee Roasters. Dake's shop is just around the corner, he has great clothing and accessories. I'm still thinking about the ricotta hotcakes at The Landing and wouldn't mind a lobster quesadilla from Sip Sip either.

I also recommend a boat charter. We hired Underwood Charters 242.470.8671, Byron and Theron were fantastic! We had our two children 13 and 9 with us, they definitely think our day on the water was the most memorable day. We visited the swimming pigs in Spanish Wells, pulled the boat right up to a sandbar that was filled with sand dollars, went snorkeling and caught a ton of fish.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Absolutely beautiful. A very comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, in a great location.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, California

Truly a jewelbox, on one of the most lovely islands in the Caribbean

  • 5 of 5

My mom, cousins and I had a wonderful stay at the Jewelbox. The property was just as lovely as presented online, designed as a sanctuary in the center of the friendly town of Dunmore. Every detail in the home shows thought and careful consideration and there is beauty wherever you look. The house includes two phone lines for free calls to the Bahamas and the US., wireless internet, a nespresso with frother and fully stocked kitchen with countertop space for cooking. There is a grocery store and a deli right next to the property, a breakfast bakery a block away and one can either walk or, if carrying beach chairs and additional beach supplies, take a golf cart to the world famous pink sand beach. Trish was responsive and very helpful with advice on things to do, who to contact for golf cart rental, even where to go for a cup of coffee in the am. We highly recommend this property and the dedication and customer care of the owner, Trish.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Full of charm and very tasteful decor

  • 5 of 5

Jewelbox is in the center of Dunmore town which has its advantages. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a beautiful week in Harbour Island and Jewelbox. The house is charming and gorgeous. My wife's sister from France met us and the separate courtyard bedroom was perfect for her and gave nice privacy for both of us. The furnishings and fixtures are to droll over and you can tell Trish gave a lot of thought to every item chosen. The house is really like new but oozing with charm and everything worked perfectly which is a real bonus when on vacation. Loved the indoor/outdoor sound system and dining on the covered patio.

We had a golf cart but because the house is located in town you can easily walk to everything including the beach.

Beach chairs and towels are easily at hand so that was a nice touch along with a few beach toys.

Thank you again Trish for having us at your little Jewel!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2017/2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018/2019
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation made greater than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the rental is eligible for the deposit to be
refunded provided that another rental is secured. Cancellation within 8 weeks of the rental date forfeits the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
North Eleuthera (ELH)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Daddy D's
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Arthur's Bakery
Nearest Beach
0.33 Miles
Pink Sand Beach


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