|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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!
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.
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.
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.
I can only repeat what others have already said....and it's all good!! Karen and Robert are just about the nicest people you could hope to have as your neighbours and owners of a rental house whilst on holiday. We were met off the ferry, taken to the cottage, shown the ropes with the little boat provided and within a couple of hours of arrival, Roberts brother showed up with a huge red snapper for us....it was still alive! That was supper taken care of. We knew we had found a great place. The little boat provided was 100% easy to use for first timers like us and it was fun scooting around the Harbour in it and tying up at docks which are everywhere for use. Having the swimming pool to ourselves was a luxury for the price of the rental and everything you could possibly need at the cottage was provided. We loved our week here....thank you both...Linda and Mike
The cottage was perfect for our family vacation. Everything was exactly as advertised except the homeowner, Karen was nicer and more helpful than can be described. Always there to help anyway possible.
If you are looking for a great affordable rental this is it!
Robert & Karen:
I wanted to thank you both for such a special stay at Gullies Nest with our family and for your wonderful hospitality. With my back problems, we would not have make it staying anywhere else or with any other hosts. It is truly the perfect place in Hopetown. Mr. Lowe's Panga ride was the only pain free part of the long trip home all the way to checking in to the Mayo Clinic emergency room. The back surgery went very well and I am almost 100% and ready for another visit. Mary Elle has a new appreciation for pineapple but cannot find any as good as your's. We look forward to seeing y'all again when the boys come home next summer!
We stayed here for 12 nights and it was terrific. If you want something a little different this is it. Basically it is only accessible by boat, which is why the property includes a dinghy with motor to go back and forth across the creek. You can also take it into the harbor for restaurants & groceries. It took us a while to get used to it, but it was fun.
Karen & Robert are wonderful people and great hosts. They are available if needed & are like walking history books on the island & the local waters. The property was exactly as pictured & described on the website. It is close to town, but removed enough to be very quiet at night. Everything was clean and worked well. We would definitely recommend this property.
What a fabulous experience we had staying at Gullys nest in Elbow Cay.
The location was perfect as it was extremely quite and peaceful but only a few minutes by boat to the picturesque little town of Hope Town.
The small boat is provided free of charge which was perfect.
The home itself was more than we could have hoped for.
Extremely well maintained and clean with just the right amount of Bahamian flare.
It was very spacious and well priced for Elbow Cay.
Upon arrival Karen, the owner had picked an assortment of fruit from there own fruit trees and had this for us to snack on.
We have stayed at many VRBO'S over the years and she was by far the most amazing host to date.
She has lived on the Island for for many years and knows everyone.
This was such a help to us when it came to booking a larger boat to check out some other islands and the golf cart we rented for a few days.
She was always on hand with great suggestions for restuarants, things to see on the Island and places to visit on the other islands.
She told us where to find the best beach on the island which was just across the canal from her home and where we had the entire beach to ourselves.
My husband had a very badly sprained ankle which occurred the day we left for our vacation and Karen went out of her way to call around the friends on the island and found us a cane for him to hobble around on.
She would bend over backwards for us and was so giving it made our trip even more enjoyable.
Her husband is a local and is the best fisherman on the Island, unfortunately for us he was away fishing while we were there our we would have booked a day of fishing with him.
This was highly recommended by many people we met.
You will not be disappointed if you choose to spend your holiday at this home and the warmth and generosity of the host will just enhance your experience.
we spent a week in paradise. The front screened in porch is truly relaxing and the house location secluded enough but not a hassle to get groceries etc. The owners are super helpful and accommodating. We were greeted with fresh key limes from the property. We did rent a boat to go exploring and fishing, but the dingy was ideal for quick trips into town or over to the spectacular beach. We would love to come back. Having the pool at the end day was very refreshing.
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.
In the event of a cancellation, a refund, less $100 administrative fee, will be provided IF we are able to re-rent the property.