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KettleStone Luxury Villa - Unique Private Oceanfront with Seaside Pool & Dock

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 with beautiful Ocean Views!

A Unique Luxury Bahamas Villa

KettleStone is a spectacular ocean-front Villa on the beautifully serene "family island" of Andros in The Bahamas. Nestled in the coastal canopy only minutes from amenities, it is the epitome of a secluded holiday home.

KettleStone is comprised of a central living area, CedarTop, which contains the open concept living and dining areas, central kitchen, and a radial stone staircase leads to a loft bedroom suite with bath, named Morgan's Loft after the infamous Captain Morgan, whose stories are an intrinsic part of this island's lore. CedarTop is complimented by two additional bedroom suites, CayView and Sunrise, each offering an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and large ensuite baths complete with double door shower.

KettleStone is equipped with all modern amenities, and has a fresh water swimming pool, waterfall and jetted spa in addition to steps going straight into the ocean lagoon or onto the newly constructed dock. Enjoy the warm soothing firelight from our outdoor fire-on-glass fireplace or mix your favorite beverage at the outdoor kitchen and bar.

Grill-masters can enjoy the palapa covered grill station complete with its own lighting system.

There are plenty of activities on the island, and on the property to satisfy everyone in a family or friends group. In addition to relaxing and soaking the sun, there is scuba diving, fishing (bone-fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing), birding, blue hole explorations, snorkeling, swimming, and shopping. Comprised of one acre of mature landscaped grounds, KettleStone is the ideal place to unwind.

Begin your day with breath-taking sunrises from the terraces, or the private dock palapa!

More Details

Owner
Michael Hornby
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Michael Hornby

KettleStone was conceived, built and is owned by Michael Hornby ... formally of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Michael first discovered Andros Island in 1988 on a diving vacation and in 1997, in pursuit of his passion for scuba diving and a simpler lifestyle took the plunge literally and moved to the Bahamas.

Michael currently lives on Andros Island and manages a local all-inclusive resort as well as owning and managing KettleStone.

No stranger to the hospitality industry, in addition to being a Technical and Recreational Diving Instructor, Michael enjoys Blue Hole cave diving, deep wall diving and is a private pilot and boat captain.

After 19 years of living on Andros, the love for the simplicity of the environment and the friendliness of local inhabitants continues to grow.

Michael envisioned building a warm and welcoming luxury home that showcased the natural island beauty, and with a strict attention to detail it had to offer barefoot elegance that could be shared with others.

With this vision in mind, Michael built KettleStone without compromise.

Michael Hornby purchased this villa in 2004

Why Michael Hornby chose Bahamas

Situated on one acre … KettleStone land was chosen from years of local island research and a great stroke of opportunity which involved being offered the ideal virgin land from which to commence construction.

Saving as much natural flora as possible was paramount, so carefully the land was hand cleared to preserve mature natural growth.

Minutes from amenities, an international airport only a mere one hour flight from Florida and 5 minutes from a port of entry marina ... the location was ideal. A barrier island chain, shallow lagoon and sufficient elevation to provide a panoramic view and offer cooling breezes ... KettleStone had found its beginning.

What makes this villa unique

KettleStone was built with attention to detail.

Named for the 'Kettle' formations at waters edge and expansive use of hand crafted local 'Stone' ... hand cut limestone ocean-side terraces and poolside patios enable you to take an ocean swim/snorkel to be followed by a dip in the freshwater pool or jetted spa and sun-bathe to the sound of the cascading waterfall.

High vaulted open cedar ceilings and an open concept design gives KettleStone a sense of spaciousness and participation with nature.

Panoramic views from each suite and the centrally located kitchen enable you to appreciate were you are at all times.

Fully landscaped grounds, sheltered breezeways and back patio enable you to enjoy nature front and back.

The spectacular sunrises have to be seen to be believed.

Welcome to KettleStone!

Amenities

North Andros Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • CedarTop Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Quality Fixtures/Granite Vanity
    SunView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    CayView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    Pool House - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Pool-side bath and changing facility with outdoor shower
    Morgan's Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
  • European style ensuite bathroom, finished in marble, granite and brushed nickel with a double glass rain shower and dual vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • CayView Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
    SunRise Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
    Morgan's Loft Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
  • Each bedroom is complimented with European style fixtures, marble flooring and granite vanities finished in brushed nickel. Large overhead rain showers and glass shower doors add to the contemporary design and provide a true sense of luxury and comfort. Professionally designed lighting and high vaulted ceilings with natural sun-lighting provided by crowning cupolas are just some of the features that are incorporated in each bedroom. Bedroom sizes and octagonal layout easily accommodate an additional bed to maximize sleeping options. CayView and SunRise bedroom suites have granite kitchenettes with deep stainless sinks, coffee makers and mini fridges.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Northwest
5

Casual, comfortable, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 5 night stay at KettleStone. It was a wonderful place to begin our Bahamas vacation. The house and grounds were beautiful and a lovely place to let go. I liked how much space the house provided; we were 2 couples and each had a wing. Very clean, thanks to Michette, Mike's delightful housekeeper. Mike himself was very attentive, and always asked if there was anything we needed. He even found for us fresh caught mahi-mahi. I can't say enough about the comfort, quality, and cleanliness of KettleStone. We are seasoned travelers in the Bahamas and this rated as one of the best experiences.

One piece of advise I would pass on to future tenants -- take Mike up on his offer to stock your groceries before you arrive. The drive to the bigger grocery is at least 40 minutes. You never know if you will find what you want once you get there. "The boat...the boat." It's all about the boat, when it came, did it come, when will it get there?

Overall, top marks for KettleStone.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. It was a great pleasure to meet you and indeed the boat plays a big part of island life. All things reach us by boat or plane with food goods mostly by boat. Your advice to use our complimentary stocking service is valuable. Thanks. We want our guests to have as seamless a vacation as we can possibly provide and it is our pleasure to assist wherever and however possible. Hope to see you again soon. Michael
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West Monroe La
5

Simply the Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

It's the best place we have ever stayed! The service, the cooks, the house was all amazing.

Coming back here for sure!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can't wait for your return Paula. Michelle definitely wants to see another Hula!!! Hi to all for us and thank you for the kind review. Michael
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5

Absolutely Beautiful Villa with Five Star Staff

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five just returned from a very relaxing week at Kettlestone. The villa is just beautiful and the view is unmatched. Mike was the perfect host, making sure all plans for travel, bone fishing, diving, and dining out went smoothly. He checked in every day, and was only a phone call away to assist with plans and questions. The staff was five star, KayLee is an excellent chef and prepared wonderful four course dinners on our evenings in, all beautifully presented. I highly recommend her bountiful breakfasts as well! Latoya was her cheerful assistant. We had a very festive and memorable birthday party with their help. Michelle came everyday to tidy the house, answered questions, gave us great suggestions and directions.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for taking the time to share your enjoyment of KettleStone. We all enjoyed your visit and appreciate your kind words. Michette, Kishalee and Latoya are indeed special. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Thanks for choosing KettleStone. Michael
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5

Absolute Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most relaxing vacation possible while staying at Kettlestone. Mike does not overlook a single detail and despite being off the grid we wanted for nothing. The staff were wonderful and took amazing care of us. We cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at KettleStone and we thank you for choosing KettleStone as your vacation home. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad that you wanted for nothing. Indeed our staff are wonderful. Andros really is special because it is so off the grid in many ways but still so accessible. We look forward to your return! Michael
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5

Another Great Visit to Kettlestone

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our second visit to Andros and Kettlestone. This trip was, perhaps, even better than our first because we were able to expand on our activities and knew some of the ins and outs of Andros. Andros is a beautiful island and we enjoy the serenity. What truly makes the experience, however, is the attentiveness of Mike and his willingness to arrange or direct you toward any activity that you might be interested in. In addition, the house is beautiful and is equipped with everything that you might need during your stay. We will definitely be back for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ali for sharing the return visit experience with others. Andros is indeed a special place for us and it is a joy to share with you and your family. It was my pleasure to assist you in planning your activities and we are so glad you appreciated our efforts. We very much look forward to your next visit and will be here ready to help. Michael
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. First the booking process with Michael was seamless. He answered every question I had and in a super timely fashion. The house itself is perfection. You have everything you need! Wifi everywhere, hot water never runs out, the kitchen is stocked with everything you need. Beautiful views from anywhere in the house and you get such a great breeze we never needed the ac. I would recommend getting the house stocked with groceries before you arrive. It makes it a lot easier. Another thing I highly recommend is getting a local chef to make you dinner. We hired Kishely and she was AMAZING! The food was incredible and she was super accommodating to the kids that were picky eaters. By the end of our trip she was like a part of our family. Another gem, was Michelle! She came in everyday to do light housekeeping. She helped us with anything we needed even when one of our party got sick. So sweet and she always had us laughing. Now Michael was super helpful when it came to helping us book excursions. Plus he had great recommendations on windy days (Captain Bill's Bluehole) a must. He also hooked us up with a great bonefish guide names Glaester. We ended up catching 6 even though it was a super windy day. Another great trip I highly recommend is going lobstering with Captain Donnie! Him and his son Astrad were amazing! We caught a ton of lobster and conch and two Hogfish as well. And if you don't feel like doing anything snorkeling around the house was great. We also used the kayaks that were complimentary and bicycles. Plus renting the expedition that Michael has at the house is a must to explore the beautiful beaches. I just can't say enough about how amazing this house was and the staff. I will definitely be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you and your friends and family Alyssa and all of us thank you for your kind words and for sharing your experiences at KettleStone and on Andros Island with others. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future and hope you have a great summer. Michael
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Andros International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fresh Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Somerset Beach
Car: recommended

The KettleStone Villa offers panoramic views and direct entry onto a sand bottom lagoon enhanced by a necklace of cays framing the Bahamas famed turquoise waters. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, wading and swimming right off the seaside terrace, or fish off our newly constructed dock. Miles of secluded beaches are very near the property.

Take one or more of our kayaks to the sugar sand beach on nearby Goat Cay minutes from the villa and enjoy a picnic while there, or snorkel the Andros Barrier Reef corals.

If you enjoy scuba diving or reef snorkeling, there is a professional dive center at a local resort only 3 miles from the villa. More experienced divers can enjoy the famous wall of the Tongue of the Ocean or even diving in one of our numerous Blue Holes.

Enjoy spending moonlit nights under the dock's authentic thatch palapa or engaging in intimate conversation seated in one of the several ocean-side terraces...the choice is yours to make.

Andros is abundant with miles of secluded public beaches minutes from the villa ideal for beach-combing, shelling and flats fishing. Fresh Creek is just around the corner from the villa and you can explore the creek and surrounding waters in a small skiff rented from Hank's place 5 blocks away from KettleStone.

Whether you choose organized eco-tours, bird-watching, guided bone fishing, reef or deep sea fishing there are qualified guides we can arrange for you. If an unstructured vacation is more to your liking ... simply explore the island and local settlements at your own pace. Travel is easy and the island is very friendly.

Be sure to visit the local Batik factory and outlet store to check out the hand dyed patterns that make Androsia the unofficial fabric of the Bahamas.

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Rates & Availability

North Andros Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year's 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 3 2019
6 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Standard occupancy is six(6) persons. Maximum occupancy is eight (8) persons (by agreement only) subject to a $50/adult/day or $25/child/day surcharge. Child is under age 15 (no additional charge for infants under 2) CayView & SunRise will easily accommodate an additional single bed each.
Morgans Loft is not suitable for young children, the elderly or infirm as access is via a radial stone staircase.
A/C energy surcharge of $15/day per A/C unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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