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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

The main access to our property is by boat, but there is a foot/bicycle path as well. In the home, 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 day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

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 Hope Town

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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
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 26 reviews
5

This is a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The owners of very nice people that are native Bahamian and hospitality is excellent. Will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas
5

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this peaceful retreat. The property is exactly as described and had everything we needed. Thanks Karen and Robert for providing us with the perfect getaway spot. We highly recommend this property and hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jupiter, FL
5

Trip of a LIFETIME!!

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as advertised with the bonus of having the most experienced, gracious hosts in the world!! Highly recommend this location!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

Easy Living

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the house, the quiet surroundings, and Karen and Robert were extremely helpful. We enjoyed getting a bit more of a sense of a local flavor by getting away from the marina and meeting folks at the dock as they cleaned their fish. The house itself had everything we needed - great place

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best decision to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

You won’t regret taking this stunning location. It’s water access only, but you get a little boat to head into town any time you want (3 minutes by boat may be exaggerating how long it takes!). The pool is awesome as well. Super refreshing. The lot is so private. The birds sound beautiful there and the limes from the key lime tree are delicious!

Do follow Karen’s advice to do the following:

1. Take a cab from airport to marsh harbour

2. If you have time, stop at Maxwells and get your groceries. Get as much as you need and have them put it in boxes. It works!! Stop and get beer or wine as well.

3. When you get to the ferry at marsh harbour, load your stuff in a wagon and bring your stuff to the dock. They will load everything on the boat for you.

4. When you get to the last stop LODGE DOCK, karen or Robert will meet you on their boat. You literally hand your bags and boxes of food over the side into their boat. Once on property, your stuff gets loaded into a golf cart and driven up to your place. That was soooo easy!!!

Charter Robert to take you fishing. He knows these waters and you will have a great time! (This is from someone who is anxious on the water!)

You are in good hands with Robert and Karen.

Enjoy your time there. You won’t regret staying here!!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location. Best cottage layout we have ever enjoyed.

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Robert and Karen are the best. Friendly, helpful and always on the lookout for ways to make our stay enjoyable. This is our second visit to Seagull Cottages and we will return often

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Map

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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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

extra person over 4 $150

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

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