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Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Want the “wow!” factor?

Impress your friends, family or just yourselves by renting this amazing historic house on the Bayside of Harbour Island in a gem of a position in Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House has it all – location, history, elegance, views, sunsets and 21st century technology.

This newly renovated and totally refurbished 3 bed, 3 bath house has been lavished with upscale finishing touches that make it the hottest rental property in the town.

It was available for rental for the first time in March 2011.

LOCATION

Today Harbour Island is regarded as one of the gems not only of the Bahamas, but also of the whole Caribbean region. Its fabulous three mile pink coral beach is rightly seen as the biggest tourist magnet as well as the friendly locals and its fantastic array of stylish restaurants and boutique hotels.

Strawberry House is on the favoured Bayside and within two minutes walk to the best restaurants on the island – The Landing and The Rock House – just a five minute cart ride to famous pink beach

HISTORY

If you know Harbour Island, then you know all about the quaint “New England” architecture that takes on a distinct Caribbean and Colonial style that manifests itself in the heart of Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House not only defines this style but also has become one of the most photographed and painted houses with its iconic octagonal weather-vane tower and its delicious strawberry colored exterior.

Reputedly built around 1840, the House is one of the few limestone houses on the island and was originally built for the renowned local Albury family – at one time was the local hardware store.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor entertainment area with bar, gas grill, and covered kitchen area, Swimming pool with beautiful landscaping and shaded areas and Several outdoor terraces to either relax or watch the world go by.

ELEGANT ACCOMMODATION

Last year the house changed owners and has been extensively, but sympathetically renovated to make the three bedroom, three bath accommodation suitable for 21st century living. As Its new British owners’ winter residence they have lavishly equipped Strawberry House with a custom designed full kitchen incorporating upscale appliances, beautiful silver gray travertine bathrooms and an amazing outside entertaining area which includes a covered outdoor kitchen and rose color granite countertops. Yet they have retained the feel of a historic Bahamian house.

Inspired by cool gray driftwood tones the house has a light airy feel with the whole of the ground floor magnificently tiled in silver travertine tiles and the walls beautifully faux finished to create a truly inspiring overall impression.

Lounge

A cathedral style pecky cypress ceiling has been beautifully pickled and enables two Fanimation twin fans to steal the limelight. The whole ceiling is surrounded by a beautiful 12 inch coving which conceals lighting that adds a beautiful luster in the evening. The walls are faux finished by a local painter in cream and beige tones to contrast the original dark stained abaco pine floorboards.

Re-furnished with upscale furniture from Drexel Heritage and Restoration Hardware.

Kitchen

The kitchen has been designed for practicality and entertaining. Two long Corian countertops are framed with a superb double bowl granite sink. A custom fit French Door Fridge Freezer, a beverage cooler for wine, together with Kitchen Aid Dishwasher, Cooker, Warming Drawer and Microwave make up the essentials of the kitchen.

Master Bedroom

Whilst the old master bedroom was large (by Bahamian Cottage standards) – the master bath was tiny and featured a tiny shower room and washbasin. By radically redesigning the available space the new owners have created a truly beautiful master suite that includes twin closets, twin bowl vanity unit, a separate shower and a luxurious slipper tub. The whole bathroom has full height silver travertine tiles accented by complementary mosaic and dado tiles. Kohler faucets and a unique floor mounted mixer faucet for the tub. A shutter wall in distressed maple divides the bathroom from the bedroom affording as much or as little privacy as required.

The master bedroom is dominated by a Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® and has two mirrored nightstands. Either the remote controlled air conditioning unit or the stylish Fanimation ceiling fan achieves a comfortable temperature. The décor is the same as the upstairs living area with a blend of cream, beiges and grays. French doors lead to a private terrace for early morning coffee or breakfast.

A motorized drop down lift conceals the 32” Flatscreen TV to enable a great garden view.

2nd Master Suite

The bedroom has another Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® with antique ivory nightstands and matching headboards. A mirrored armoire provides ample storage space together with a tall cupboard. Like the main master, air conditioning is remote controlled and a Fanimation® fan offers an alternative. The bedroom is decorated in light blue to complement the view through to the pool by way of full-length plantation shutters to the bath.

A 26inch flatscreen TV is fixed to the wall.

The adjoining bathroom has a delightful vanity unity with marble countertop and a tub and integrated shower. Plantation shutters in the bathroom offer privacy from the pool. Once again full height silver travertine tiling is used in the bath with matching flooring

Guest Bedroom

In order to offer flexible accommodation the second guest bedroom has twin beds in a stunning weathered oak with matching nighstand and dresser.

Again a 26inch Flatscreen TV, a Mitsubishi a/c unit and a Fanimation fan complete the bedroom.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a charming “Jack and Jill” shower room with a vanity unit that matches the bedroom furniture. As ever silver travertine is used throughout and weathered oak plantation shutters offer privacy.

Keywords: Recently renovated

Air conditioning

All en suite bathrooms

Luxury kitchen

Fabulous Views

Private Heated (Extra Charge) Pool

Outdoor Bar & Kitchen

Furnished by Restoration Hardware

Heavenly Beds by Westin

Widows Walk

Large outdoor dining areas

Security system & Safes

Cable TV in all rooms

Back Up Generator

More Details

Property Manager
Andrew Jackson
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Andrew Jackson

Andrew and Pauline have been married for over thirty years and originate from England. We have two sons and a gorgeous granddaughter born in March of this year.

In 2006 we were fortunate to take early retirement and discovered Harbour Island. Since then we have spent much of our winter on the island and spend the summer in the south of France.

We enjoy skiing, boating, a bit of fishing and drinking Provence rose interspersed with the odd gin and tonic.

Andrew Jackson purchased this house in 2010

Why Andrew Jackson chose Dunmore Town

This is not a vacation rental in the ordinary sense of the meaning as we spend a good few months at the property. As such we have furnished the property as a home rather than as merely an income generator.

Therefore Strawberry House has been a labour of love, lavishing neat touches and upscale fittings and fixtures to ensure a luxurious living experience.

What makes this house unique

Luxury.

Convenience to the best restaurants on the island.

Fantastic sunsets.

A private pool in an oasis of calm close to the center of the village.

Great for outdoor dining and socialising.

Easy accessibility for all that Harbour Island offers with a short stroll to the world famous pink beach.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to let you know how much we loved Strawberry House. Everything about it is perfect from the lovely decorating to every small detail. The fabulous weather held for us & continues to- we are staying 5 extra days on the island!

We would be very interested in renting again next year for additional weeks

…….We are very appreciative of the opportunity to stay in your amazing house
Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Harbour Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Landing
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Harbour Island
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) All Westin Heavenly, Twin or Single Beds (1) Both Westin Heavenly
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

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Beautifully renovated Landmark historic house Heated Pool Sleeps 6
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Strawberry House Harbour Island

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in to The Strawberry House you feel as if you are home. The owners have thought of everything. The owners answered all questions quickly, and were very helpful. The pool and outdoor kitchen area was fantastic. The house was perfect for our pre-wedding meet and greet! Their property manager Alexis and house keeper Jenny were awesome . We hated to leave and definitely will stay here again when we circle back around to Harbour Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - thank you ever so much for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you and hope the "happy couple" have a fantastic life together.
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5

Magical... regal... comfortable.... lovely

  • 5 of 5

Dear Andrew...

Your home was simply the most wonderful retreat! Chicken soup for the soul indeed. Perfect for cooking of which I did a lot of! A gain of 6 pounds to prove it! Every pot and pan I needed... and delighted in being able to make French Press coffee every morning! The pool was beyond and perfect. I used the fabulous ladies of Island Spa one morning to give massages around the pool! It was decadent. Everything was exquisite. Only buggaboos... the disc for my favorite movie of all time The Way We Were no longer worked... the cable box outside in the bar area wasn't working... and a couple of throw blankets would have been marvelous while we cuddled in the living room. The top tier was breathtaking and perfect for watching the sunset or sunrise and watching Bay street settle down or wake up! We loved every corner .. every nook... everything about your home! And yes I want to buy it!!!! We treated your home as ours.... lovingly.

Until the next visit! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous property in a prime location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fortunate to stay in the Strawberry House with our three teenagers in early August. It is fantastic! From my first correspondence, Andrew was informative and quick to respond. The home is impeccably furnished and well stocked. The living area is spacious and the wonderful wrap around porches on the second floor gave us the perfect place to enjoy our morning coffee or family dinners. In my opinion, the location is perfect. The bayside view is lovely and the house is in close proximity to the Marina, the grocery store, restaurants and two adorable coffee shops. After a full day on the boat or at the beach (which was an easy 5minute ride on our golf cart), we enjoyed coming back to our beautiful "home away from home" to enjoy the pool. The back yard always offered shade or sun, depending on your preference. I would not hesitate to recommend Strawberry House to any of my friends and definitely plan to return with my own family!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures do not do justice to how lovely The Strawberry House is. Great location, and house!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific house. Great beds and common area. Wonderful third floor observation deck with lounge chairs. Refreshing pool and Lounge chairs everywhere. If you arrive on Sunday, food stores close early so plan ahead. Space to store golf cart off street. We'd rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

It is the third time we have stayed at Strawberry and it never disappoints. From the moment we contacted Andrew, the team was both responsive and personal - and usually willing to do a deal!

As always the House is well presented and superbly located with the beach just a few minutes stroll away and our favorite restaurants a couple of minutes away. Superb.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio, USA
5

We LOVE Strawbery House! LOOK NO FURTHER!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE Strawberry House! Since our first visit six years ago, we look forward to our return each year. Strawberry House has become our island home away from home, enjoyed by each member of our family and friends. Centrally located to enable an easy walk to market, bakery, shops, restaurants, spa, water sport and the dock, we are also able to close doors to the world with Strawberry as our private retreat. Offering an away spot for anyone who wants one, we enjoy the quiet, lovely garden and pool area on the ground level and the wonderfully spacious second floor balcony porch with both sun and shade and an additional up top porch from which you can see for miles. After a late afternoon walk on the pink sand beach, we return for cocktails and to watch GORGEOUS Bahamian sunsets over the harbor before supper, either prepared in Strawberry's very well appointed kitchen or out at one of the delightfully local or notably exquisite restaurants nearby. LOOK NO FURTHER! Strawberry House meets ALL your vacation needs. You will not find a lovelier or more satisfying vacation experience than you will at Strawberry House. We are SO looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ever so much. It is always satisfying to be able to have guests that love the House and we very much appreciate your kindness to our team and the care you exercise when you spend those precious vacation days at the House! Thank you Andrew & Pauline
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,331.56
Tax Rate 10.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.