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Beautiful home with wifi, tv, A/C, private dock, pool & backup generator power

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Waterfront 2 bedroom/2 bath home within the Hope Town Harbour

Two bedrooms suites flank the living/dining and kitchen area of this beautiful, secluded vacation rental home. For a couple, you can rent this home as a one bedroom/one bath home for a discounted rate. Please inquire. The home also has a large screened in porch to sit and enjoy the tropical breeze, relax in the hammock, or watch your kids play in the pool just steps from the front door. The home is surrounded by fruit trees and natural vegetation which keeps the privacy and peaceful setting in tact. We are close to the settlement for your convenience of getting to the grocery stores, gift shops and restaurants and just a stone's throw away for one of the prettiest beaches in the Abacos. Traverse across the inlet waterway in the dingy provided and walk over a small hill to a gorgeous white sandy beach on the Atlantic side of the island. We also offer and give discounts to our rental guests for Deep Sea Fishing Charters with the legendary Abaco fishing guide, Cap'n Robert Lowe. Full fill your adventurous spirit and land a big one in the Atlantic Ocean. You can also climb our historically famous red and white candy striped lighthouse. It is the last lighthouse in the world that is still manually operated. There is a wonderful museum in the settlement full of artifacts and information of how the island was settled by Carolinian's who came here after the revolutionary war to stay loyal to the queen. You can rent a boat and go island hopping, exploring our neighbor islands and appreciate each one for their own independent charm or go to one of our national sea parks and snorkel over the colorful reefs full of sea life. Lots of history and activities to see and do while slowing down on your vacation and relaxing with the 'island pace.'

Finally, if you have other friends or family that want to join you, we also have another 3bedroom/2bath rental home, known as Gully's Ridge, on an adjacent property. Between the two properties, we can accommodate up to 12 people. It is nice to travel together, but great to be able to retire to your own space if desired. Come on down to see us! We are sure you won't want to leave!

More Details

Property Manager
Karen Huff-Lowe
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Karen Huff-Lowe

We are a unique couple, my husband, a native Bahamian and I am a SC transplant who visited the islands many years ago and fell in love with them. Eventually I met my soul mate, an islander, who is also known as one of the best fishermen around and I was lucky enough to catch and marry him. Together we've raised 2 fine sons and built our rental homes on a secluded piece of land, close to the Hope Town settlement. This special piece of paradise is a hidden treasure in the beautiful Abaco islands and we are proud to share it with you.

Why Karen Huff-Lowe chose Bahamas

We are close to the Hope Town settlement, so it is convenient to get to any necessities, but yet, we are far enough away for you to feel like you are in your own private sanctuary. Elbow Cay/Hope Town is also centrally located in the middle of the Abaco chain of islands, so you can easily take a day and go north to explore and then head south the following day to see all the beauty these islands have to offer.

What makes this villa unique

We are in protected waters of the Hope Town harbour, so there is safe dockage for your boat or rental boat. We are unique in that we offer a little more adventure than most of the rental homes on the island. Anyone can rent in the settlement and walk out their door to the store, but why not add a little adventure in your life and a story to tell your friends of how you got into a small boat and went thru the harbour to go shopping. Not only that, but you ate fresh fruit from the gardens of the vacation rental home where you stayed. That's not something everyone can talk about when they return from their vacation so come and enjoy a new adventure of our blended Southern hospitality..... Bahamian style.

Amenities

Hope Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom has a queen bed and an on suite bath. The second bedroom has two twins that can be made into a king if preferred with an on suite bath. In the living area, there is a twin sized futon for a 5th person to sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Beautiful home with wifi, tv, A/C, private dock, pool & backup generator power
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Gully's Nest. This was our 4th trip to Abaco in 8 years (3rd time in 4 years) but our first visit to Seagull Cottages. The house is in good shape and is bigger than I expected from the photos. The five of us (one on an air mattress) had plenty of room. In addition we hosted two dinner gatherings for family and friends of at least 10-12 people with no problem. On of the the dinners was a fish dinner with fresh Mutton Snapper thanks to a fishing charter with had with Robert (Karen's husband). The pool was clean and a nice treat to have after spending the day on the water.

Karen, Robert and their family live on the property and are good people, very helpful, but not intrusive. You can see them as much or as little as you want. Karen was a big help in resolving a problem I had with a golf cart rental.

Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend the cottage, and will rent there again when back in Abaco. A reminder that the house is only accessible by boat, which was no problem for us, but must be considered when renting.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing. Everything was just as described and well exceeded our expectations! We can't wait to visit this property again!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful spot. Owner Karen was very helpful with places to eat and see. Can not wait to go back. Joe

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A memorable family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our third trip to Hopetown and our first taking our kids. Gully's nest was the perfect setting for much needed rest and relaxation for the parents. The boys (14 and 11) enjoyed the daily hammock retreat, shot some hoops on the basketball court and jumped in the pool to cool off from the days adventures. The dinghy was especially nice as we got to cruise around the harbour with not a care in the world. Karen and Robert were such gracious hosts and we even got lucky and reimbursed Robert for some fresh caught Grouper. Apparently he is a fishing legend in these parts! Karen could not have been kinder and made us feel right at home. We hope to come again and stay again....We miss Gully's nest already!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Best Vacation we've ever taken

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying here! Karen and her husband Robert were wonderful to work with. The rental house was secluded yet right in the middle of everything. Just a 5 minute boat ride into town using the dinghy that came with the rental! The house was perfect. Clean. Fully stocked kitchen with all the necessities for cooking our catch of the day. Waking up and sitting on the front porch drinking coffee, laying in the hammock reading a book, taking a dip in the swimming pool after a day on the water, and the perfect dock to tie up our 30' boat at night. Highly recommend, you won't be sorry, book it NOW!!! Cant wait to get back there!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful, quiet, remote & accessible

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful grounds, lovely home, well-equipped. Hosts are delightful & knowledgable. Dinghy for transportation round Hopetown was great fun.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Pete's Pub
"This is a unique sand bar/restaurant with some of the best fish burgers and cole slaw around..."
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Harbour's Edge
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Albury's ferry
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Treasure Cay, Abaco Bahamas
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Harbour's Edge
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Elbow Cay/Atlantic Ocean side beach
Car: not necessary

If you love the warm Caribbean climate, turquoise blue water, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and fresh seafood, this is a place like no other. The Abacos are bountiful with all these attributes and more. Come see for yourself why one visit will make you long for many more.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

In the event of a cancellation, a refund, less $100 administrative fee, will be provided IF we are able to re-rent the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund