|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Long Bay House is located on 2 acres of tropical foliage and fruit trees and overlooks 300 feet of beach on Long Bay. Long Bay Beach ends just south of the property making this a quiet and secluded beach. Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach, in the sun or the shade of the beach gazebos, and follow it up with a swim and perhaps a cocktail in the fresh water pool with built in seating. Before you head out to dinner be sure to watch the sunset from the observation tower. When you return, take a few moments to sit and enjoy the stars. If you prefer to stay in for the evening, catch your own dinner, or buy some locally caught fresh fish and make your meal at the house.
The Grounds: Long Bay House is located on 2 acres of tropical foliage and fruit trees and overlooks mile long Long Bay Beach, 300 feet of which is part of the estate. Long Bay Beach ends just south of the property making this a quiet and secluded beach. The other three sides of the property which don't face the beach are screened by dense tropical foliage. Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach, in the sun or the shade of the beach gazebo, and follow it up with a swim and perhaps a cocktail in the fresh water pool with built in seating. Before you head out to dinner be sure to watch the sunset from the observation tower. When you return, take a few moments to sit and enjoy the stars.
Long Bay House is the ideal rental for a couple or up to 8 people. In the main house there are two master bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. One of the master bedrooms, the Key Lime Room, has a small bunk room with twin beds perfect for children. The main house sleeps 6. There is a fully equipped kitchen with gas range, a great room overlooking the beach, which includes a TV watching area, a separate dining room and a screened in porch with additional dining and living areas. The house includes a telephone for local calls or to receive long distance calls, satellite television, DVD player for movies and wireless internet. The house is fully air-conditioned. A gas grill is located directly outside the kitchen.
An additional master bedroom with en suite bathroom is also available for rent and when added to the main house accommodates 8 people.
New Plymouth and surrounding area:
Long Bay House is located just minutes from the town of New Plymouth, and you can get there by foot or by renting a golf cart or bike. There you will find the grocery stores, restaurants, bars and liquor stores. Long Bay House is also located close to several marinas, so you can have your boat close by. If you don't have a boat, you can rent one from several different businesses.
The two resorts on the cay, Green Turtle Club and Bluff House, are located north of Long Bay House and are easily accessible by golf cart.
The waters surrounding Green Turtle Cay provide for excellent snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing. There are nearby uninhabited cays for private picnics and exploring.
You can also head back to the main island of Abaco and travel to the south end to see the Abaco Parrots.
You can be as busy or as laid back as you prefer on Green Turtle Cay.
My family and I chose Longbay House after reading the excellent reviews. The house does have good qualities, but also some negative ones which none of the other reviews have mentioned. On a positive note, the location is nice and the long stretch of beach out back is beautiful with no rocks so you can swim at all tides. The large property is lush and very secluded and full of tropical plants. We enjoyed the clean pool and used it daily.
However, some of the negatives for us were: kitchen is dated and the house was dirty and overall just in need of money and care. There were no extras like you get in so many rental homes- no beach/pool toys, no extra beach and bath towels, no extra sheets for beds, no beach chairs, no coolers to take to the beach, no placemats, napkins or anything to have a nice dinner, no mops/cleaning supplies - just the absolute basics. Another negative for us was the layout, which is very awkward – steps everywhere. Up and down all the time which is definitely an issue if you have young children or a slightly older person in your group. We had lots of stubbed toes and scrapped knees. Also the wifi didn’t work for us during the entire week and really no effort was made to fix it. The issue had been previously known as well.
Of course we had fun and enjoyed our time, but I would not recommend this home to my friends/family.
Long Bay House was a terrific place to stay in Green Turtle Cay. It really has it all; close enough to town by golfcart, practically across the street from the Leeward Marina and Lizard Bar, yet so private with its own pool and oceanfront access. The two master bedrooms and baths are located on opposite sides of the house which also adds to the privacy. We thorougly enjoyed spending time on the screened-in porch, hanging out in the beachside gazebo, stargazing in the observation tower, and of course cooling off in the pool! Make it a point to go over to "the Lizard." The hospitality of the manager as well as all the lovely ladies who work there kept us coming back each day.
The property manager, Mary Lowe, was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish.
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Long Bay House! We definitely want to return again in the not too distant future. The 2 + acre property is beautifully secluded with lush, thick natural foliage. The ocean, which is completely private, is in the backyard and a beautiful crystal clear, freshwater pool is in the front yard. The house is the true definition of a traditional, charming "beach house." Not frilly or fancy, just perfect for a heartwarming, good old fashioned family vacation. The house is clean and comfortably furnished. The beds are very comfortable. There were eight of us and we never felt cramped.
Mary Lowe, the property manager, could not have been more attentive or accommodating. She was so nice to us! A genuinely kind person!
Our Green Turtle Cay vacation at Long Bay House was the best vacation of our lives!
We totally enjoyed our stay at Long Bay House. The house, grounds, pool and beach were just as we expected. Our contact Mary Lowe was the best and she was a pleasure to work with on this stay. We have already booked a week next August for a return visit.
No one wanted to leave! It was just the best!!! The house exceeded our expectations. Pictures did reflect all the space, comfort, privacy and useability that our family was looking for a two week stay!! One son and family were there for one week, and our other son and family spent the second. My grandchildren all raved that it was the best vacation they had ever had!!! There is no one EVER better than Mary to help you. She went above and beyond for our ENTIRE family as family members did have difficulty getting there because of a tropical storm that moved across Florida. The Pool was just fabulous and we spent as much time in it as we did the ocean. A REAL PLUS for a summer stay. We rented a boat from Ronnie's Boat Rental and had a big time. Mary will arrange a fabulous golf cart for you also, by the way. We always do a" Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" food tour wherever we go and rate our favorites. McIntosh's won for breakfast, pastries, homemade coconut bread, and dinner......You must try Denise's Souse Chicken for breakfast or lunch! Wrecking Tree won for lunches! The location of this property to town is very handy as well. There are three grocery stores in New Plymouth. Try all three and you will find pretty much a good selection of things you may need. Another favorite with this property is the Observation Tower. We never missed a sunrise in two weeks, either from the tower or the wonderful chickee closes (gazebos) on the beach in front of the house. Would highly recommend this property! The grounds are just beautiful.
This was our 5th return to our favorite piece of paradise, GTC, and we have now found our favorite home to rent! (Although I'm reluctant to type this in fear that Long Bay House will become so popular it won't be available when we want to return!) Truly such a comfortable beach house with plenty of room! We only needed 2 bdrms for 5 of us! 2 adults and 3 kids who enjoyed their own "kid's suite!." I can't tell you how much we enjoyed the screened in lanai! Every meal eaten outdoors with no bugs! The sound of the ocean at night, a beach that feels like your very own and a beautiful pool that's perfect even on the windiest day! You can't beat the location of this home-so close to town, and yet, when you return via golf cart, you pull back into your own piece of paradise where you feel like you're the only people on the island! We can't wait to return, and I better email Mary our dates before Long Bay House becomes the most popular rental!
Long Bay House is located on mile long Long Bay Beach. The three acre estate covers over 300 feet of beach. The beach gently slopes into the water making it an ideal place for swimming. You can also go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating, shelling and star gazing during your stay on Green Turtle Cay. Long Bay House also has a pool and an observation tower which provides for long views of the cay.
Other Activities: Boating
$3,000/wk US Dollars
2.5 Bedroom House .. .....$3,000/week;
3.5 Bedroom House ....... $3300/week;
Shorter stays available upon request.;
Higher rates for holidays, Spring Break, 4th of July, and August 1.
Dates Available: Year Round