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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,548 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property


Don't miss out on the best kept secret in the Bahamas!!!

*** ADD A GOLF CART FOR JUST $200.00 ***

based on minimum stay of one week and availability

**** Expanded Pool Deck area with Ocean views, covered Arbor, Gazebo and fully enclosed Outdoor Shower****

****SUNROOM with sofa, ottoman, wing back chair, coffee and end table and wall mounted flat screen TV ****


Golf cart discount based on availability, for stays of at LEAST

one week only



* Rates and restrictions may vary during holidays

* Owners "Rental/Rules Agreement" signature required

* Caretaker (local) is available for any needs


Newer FAMILY FRIENDLY custom built and designed 3 bedroom, 2 bath beach house with beautiful sunrise views of the Atlantic Ocean and White Sound. Just steps to a great surfing beach and minutes to the Sea Spray Resort (full service Marina, restaurant and outdoor Tiki Bar).

A nice walk to world famous Tahiti Beach , one of the most beautiful beaches on Elbow Cay. A short golf cart ride to picturesque Hopetown, restaurants, shopping, groceries and miles of pristine beaches.

Colorful Bahamian/coastal style decor and furniture. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and throughout home. First floor open living room with wall of windows and glass sliders out onto covered porch area. Entertainment center with large flat screen TV/Home Theater DVD/MP3 hookup and plenty of board games. SUNROOM directly off the living room with sofa and matching ottoman, coffee and end table and a large wall mounted flat screen TV. Glass sliding doors lead directly out onto the deck, looking out over the gazebo and White Sound.

Dining room area with seating for 6 and beautiful water views.

Open, fully equipped kitchen with designer GE Clean Steel appliances, including ceramic top electric stove, built in microwave above, side by side refrigerator with in door water filtration and automatic ice maker, dishwasher, granite countertops and custom glass tile back splashes.

Door to outside covered deck/dining area. Walk out to large deck with bench seating along the entire back wall, separate, smaller seating area and fully enclosed and private outside shower. Large side deck area surrounding a custom, private, swimming pool, arbor with privacy lattice walls and gazebo, separated by a locking gate. Plenty of seating/lounge areas to enjoy sunning and great views of the Atlantic and White Sound.

Two bedrooms downstairs, one queen and two twins beds (can be converted into a KING BED) and hall bath with tub/shower and double sink vanity with granite top. Upstairs Master Suite with king bed, flat screen TV/DVD combo, separate AC mini split, bathroom with large custom tile shower and frameless glass door, double sink vanity and granite top. Glass sliding door opens onto private deck with magnificent views of the Atlantic and White Sound. Cozy sitting area with rocking chairs.

Custom designed features throughout including cathedral ceilings and fan/light combos, recessed lighting with dimmers, tile floors with sisal and hand hooked wool and cotton rugs, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze hardware and white, natural bamboo window shades.



Although we love pets and have a wonderful golden retriever, we leave him home.


We will not rent to students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME, however, suggested caution for children under 5 due to higher elevation of decking


* Golf cart discounted rates based on availability. For stays of at LEAST one week or longer.


You will need to provide a credit card at time of delivery for a damage security and sign a contract. If for any reason the terms of the contract are broken you will be responsible for the entire cost of the golf cart rental and any other charges that may be associated with this.



Keywords: ocean view, private pool, beach house, custom built, new, island living, designer decorated, great views, water views, luxury

More Details

Jane and Peter
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jane and Peter

We are a family of 7, three children OUT OF THE HOUSE, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a grandson born March 2016. After growing up in the suburbs of New York and Boston we met after college in Nantucket, MA where all three of our boys were born. To escape those, long, cold, harsh winters we moved our family to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1992 where we currently live. Our kids have always had a love of the water and 'island living' (although they have chosen the more metropolitan areas of Charleston, SC and Boston to live).

This 'love of the water' (and surfing) have taken us on vacations to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Mexico and now Elbow Cay.

Jane and Peter purchased this house in 2008

Why Jane and Peter chose Hope Town

We decided to build our DREAM vacation home after our first visit to Elbow Cay. We stayed with friends in White Sound and from the minute we got off the ferry we absolutely fell in love. It reminded us so much of our days on Nantucket and how it used to be 30+ years ago. The beaches with their beautiful coral shaded sand and crystal clear turquoise water are second to none. Not to mention how hospitable and friendly EVERYONE is. It is the perfect place to escape, unwind, relax and create many memories!!!!

What makes this house unique

Our goal was to build a vacation home in keeping with the 'Bahamas' theme of bright colors and coastal decorations, along with all the modern amenities one would want to make for a perfect stay.

Catch A Wave's location in the White Sound area has some definite advantages. First of all, being on the South side facing the ocean there is always a breeze, unlike in town or facing the Sea of Abaco. This especially makes a huge difference in the summer months. We are right up the street from the Sea Spray and a short walk to Tahiti Beach and only minutes by golf cart to other beaches and town. And.. in the summer, when power outages are a common occurrence, we have an automatic full house generator.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home is beautiful. The colors & decorations are fun & vibrant. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The food on this island is some of the best we’ve had in the Bahamas. Thanks so much.
Sep 2002
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Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private, enclosed outdoor shower, full house automatic generator


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average rating of 4.975 based on 59 reviews

Catch A Wave caught my heart!

  • 5 of 5

Catch A Wave was the perfect place to stay, especially during the music festival week over Valentines Day. It would be perfect on any occasion. It is close to all the excellent restaurants that hosted the musicians and close to the best beaches on the Island. The accommodation itself was pristine and extremely comfortable. The owner has exemplary taste in decor adding that special touch to comfort. We were lucky to have a backup generator work like a charm when the entire island was out of electricity. I highly recommend Catch A Wave for you next stay in the Bahamas,,,you won't find better! You might want to book way in advance since Catch A Wave is really popular. We will definitely be back again this year!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a wonderful stay. Yes, an automatic generator is an absolute must. We hope you will return!!!
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  • 5 of 5

Great central location, wonderful house layout, clean/updated, relaxing atmosphere and outdoor space. Loved every second and didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you has such a wonderful time at Catch A Wave!!
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  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained island paradise! Beautiful view, wonderful pool, excellent location, can't wait to go back! Jane was a pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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Catch a Wave is Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home from the location to the decks to the pool. Such a great house for our family of 4! Very clean, well stocked, great beds and great amenities. The pool is delicious. Elbow Cay is so beautiful... the ocean breezes and turquoise water are the best. The owners and caretakers were highly attentive to all of our needs and gave us great information. We highly recommend this vacation home to couples and families that love the islands... we will definitely plan another vacation here! Thank you Pete and Jane!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that everything was perfect. It's always great when locals from our home town get to experience our little piece of paradise!!
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Awesome visit!

  • 5 of 5

Great location near Tahiti beach. The bed was comfortable. Although we had a minor water issue, it was corrected in a very timely manner! We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Last vacation before school starts

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! Our first time in Elbow Cay and it exceeded our expectations. We loved the feel and look of the house, especially the pool & deck. After spending long hot days on the boat, it was so refreshing to come back to our house and hang out in the pool. The location is perfect because it's so close to Sea Spray Marina where we had our boat docked and where we spent a lot of time as well. It was a perfect fit for us and our three kids. The rooms were ideal and the little sitting room was great for our kids to hang out in. Easy booking and easy check in with a great care taker. We look forward to another summer trip to Elbow Cay!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sea Spray Resort
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Town Dock, Hopetown
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Boathouse at the Sea Spray
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
"Catch A Wave" location
Nearest Point of Interest
Sea Spray Marina,Restaurant, and Tiki Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Abaco Inn Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahiti Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hopetown Settlement and Harbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Marsh Harbor
Car: not necessary

White Sound, Elbow Cay, South of Sea Spray towards Tahiti.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200

Add a golf cart for just $200.00.. BASED ON AVAILABILITY, FOR STAYS OF (7) NIGHTS OR LONGER
Refundable security deposit (provided there is no damage) is $500.00
All rates include pick up on arrival and drop off on departure to and from CATCH A WAVE.

Sunday checkin and/or checkout require an extra $50.00 each fee to cover overtime charges from our caretaker/cleaning crew.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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