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Waterfront, 2-5 Bdrms, 4 Sunset Decks, Lg Walled Garden, Dock

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Blue Dolphin - with dock, 180 degree Harbour, Sunset view.

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Last updated: 08/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dunmore Town villa description

- Please Note - Rate quoted above is per night rate for MAIN house only (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; sleeps 6 max.); please see rate information below for remainder of house (or email us for an exact quote) - THANKS!
- 180° Sunset Harbour Views
- 2-5 Bedrooms (plus sitting room/ office) / 2-5 Bathrooms available in total (16 People max.). Choose the number of rooms you need and only pay for those from two to five bedrooms
- Only rented to one group at a time
- Daily maid service included in rental price (except Sundays and holidays)
- Dinner Cook included in rental price (except Sundays and holidays; guests provide menu and food). No need to arrange a cook on a daily basis; our cook is at your service.
- Large and private, fully walled/ fenced garden with hammock, BBQ, colorful and fragrant flora. Garden is lit for romantic night time feel.
- Private Dock - for dinghy or rented Boston Whaler
- Automatic back-up generator
- Impressive Water Views from 3 of the Bedrooms, living room, upstairs sitting room & the kitchen!
- Bedrooms may be configured for 5 couples - 4 w/ Kings, 1 w/ Queen; Or for 3 families - with 2 rooms (w/ 4 beds per room) for kids and 3 rooms for parents (2 w/Kings & 1 w/ Queen)
- BEACH MEMBERSHIP with 6 chairs and 3 umbrellas all set up and waiting for you right between the two most popular resorts on the island (FREE to Blue Dolphin guests; additional chairs and umbrellas may be rented for a nominal daily fee)
- POOL MEMBERSHIP just a few short blocks from the Blue Dolphin
- WEDDING Venue - Great location for an intimate wedding (see photo; to see more wedding photos, use link to Blue Dolphin website then click on Photo Gallery within Harbour Is. heading)

You'll know you're 'not in Kansas anymore' in this charming waterfront Cape Cod style home on beautiful and historic Bay Street. The serenity and beauty of the Blue Dolphin and it's property make it a perennial favorite for photo shoots of catalogs (including Island Company 2007) and magazine/ newspaper articles from Vogue April 1999 to the Wall Street Journal April 23-24, 2011 D10.

The home is ideal for large family gatherings or for couples who want the flexibility of a large house when family or friends are visiting and a cozy cottage when they are alone. The main house on the ground floor sleeps six and includes two bedrooms and two full baths. It may be rented by itself or guests may choose to add up to three additional bedrooms and bathrooms in incremental prices as needed. THE BLUE DOLPHIN WILL ONLY BE RENTED TO ONE GROUP AT A TIME.

The fabulous 180 degree harbour view climaxes each evening with colorful and varying sunsets which may be enjoyed from any one of four porches (front patio; side bedroom covered porch, upstairs sun deck and private master bedroom balcony).

The Blue Dolphin has its own dock right out in front for your dinghy or rented Boston Whaler. The house also has a large and lovely lighted backyard garden filled with beautiful hibiscus, fragrant jasmine, colorful alamanda flowers, a rustic, but very functional barbeque pit and hammock.

Harbour Island was rated #1 in the region of the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda by Travel & Leisure in 2005 'Best Of' issue, August 2005. The BEACH has been rated one of the 10 best in the World by Condé Nast magazine and was #1 on the Travel Channel's '10 Best Beaches in the Caribbean' 2003 episode. The water in the harbour and at the beach is crystal clear azure, so inviting.

The Blue Dolphin is conveniently located only blocks from shops, restaurants and a short walk or even shorter golf cart ride (preferred mode of island travel) to the famous three mile pink sand beach.

Enjoy 'the best of both worlds' spending your days at the beach and your mornings and evenings on the scenic and tranquil harbour.

Finally, the Blue Dolphin is one of very few houses on the island that include daily maid and dinner cook (except Sundays and holidays), so you're really on vacation!



Keywords: Home

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Included In Price

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

        age 25 or older for reserving renter and this person or other age 25 or older must stay at the property during the entire rental period....moreless

      • Non Smoking Only:

        Smoking outside only please...moreless

      • Children Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Limited Accessibility
      • Pets Not Allowed

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        Main Flr Mastr Bed.: ensuite full bath & Sunset Harbour View...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

        Twins may be made up as king. Garden view; adj. full bath...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

        Side Adj. Bed. - Harbour & garden view; ensuite bath; porch...moreless

      • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

        Up Garden Bed.- 2 beds may be made up as king; opens to deck...moreless

      • Bedroom 5: 1 king

        Up Mastr Bed.- Bal. w/ Harbr view; ensuite bath; walk-in clo...moreless

      • Office/Sitting Room: 2 twin/ single

        Daybed w/ roll-out trundle; kitchenette; shares bath w/ mstr...moreless

      • Five Bedrooms plus sitting room/office which has daybed and roll-out trundle bed. Bedrooms may all be set up for couples (4 with king beds and 1 queen) or two of the bedrooms may be set up to each sleep 4 children. Three of the bedrooms and the office/sitting room have lovely harbour views. The upstairs master bedroom has a private balcony overlooking the harbour. The side adjacent bedroom has its own porch overlooking the harbour....moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Ensuite - Main Floor Master Bedroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Main Flr Garden bedroom - adjacent to bedroom...moreless

      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

        Adjacent/Side Bedroom - Ensuite bath; walk-in shower...moreless

      • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Up Garden Bathroom - Ensuite; separate area with double sink...moreless

      • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower

        Up Mastr - Ensuite; sep. area with dble sinks; shr w/ office...moreless

      • Bathroom 6: outdoor shower

        Outdoor shower behind house (hot & cold water!)...moreless

      • Six - All five of the bedrooms have their own bathroom. All bathrooms are ensuite except for the bathroom for the main floor garden bedroom which is just next to it. There is also an outdoor shower behind the house with hot and cold water....moreless

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Kitchen:

        The Blue Dolphin kitchen is fully equipped including a dinner cook! Other amenities include: refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave oven, water cooler, full size washer and dryer....moreless

      • Dining:

        The main dining area is on the covered back porch which looks out over the lovely private garden. Garden has lighting for romantic nighttime ambiance....moreless

      • Pantry Items:

        Some may be available from previous guests...moreless

      • Refrigerator:

        Full size with freezer compartment on top....moreless

      • Coffee Maker:

        Standard drip type...moreless

      • Toaster
      • Dishwasher
      • Microwave
      • Seating for 16 people

      Amenities

      • Air Conditioning:

        Extra quiet individually room controlled mini-split systems on ground floor and central air upstairs....moreless

      • Living Room seats 14:

        Including game-size table, books, and games!...moreless

      • Linens Provided:

        Including beach towels!...moreless

      • Babysitter
      • Hair Dryer
      • Towels Provided
      • Iron & Board

      Other Amenities

          • Dinner cook provided; guests purchase food and plan menu with the cook Automatic back-up generator, Ten minute walk or two minute golf cart ride to the Beach, Daily maid service and dinner cook included in rental price, Three of the bedrooms have waterfront views, Another unique feature of the Blue Dolphin is that it may be rented in segments with main house (2 bedrooms/ 2 baths) as a minimum for savings, 10% discount for off season and 10% discount for long-term (monthly) rental, Additional Blue Dolphin amenities include a fully fenced yard, hairdryer in every bathroom, outdoor shower and a clothes line....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            People don't come to Harbour Island to watch TV; however we do have a small (15') TV with basic cable which guests are welcome to use. There are also TVs at some local pubs....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            High Speed Cable Internet, basic cable TV (with only 1 small TV) and wireless internet....moreless

          • Games
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone:

            The Blue Dolphin has a two-line phone/intercom system with free local and long distance (see below) and an intercom system through the cordless phones in each bedroom....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Enjoy internet from the porch while watching the sunset or relaxing in the garden hammock!...moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            Free calls to U.S., U.K., France, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Italy and Puerto Rico....moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Cable is also available for your personal 'PCTV'....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Blue Dolphin Guests may enjoy our POOL MEMBERSHIP located just a few blocks from the house. This is a large and lovely pool overlooking the harbour....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Four porches on front of house, all overlook harbour. Two are on the ground floor (one covered). Sundeck upstairs overlooks Harbour as does private master bedroom balcony. Covered dining porch to rear of house on the ground floor overlooks large landscaped/lighted tropical garden....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful walled garden filled with fragrant and native flowers and plants including hibiscus, jasmine, bougainvillea, etc. Hammock and barbecue pit too! ...moreless

              • Tennis:

                There is a public tennis court a short walk down the street as well as other courts around the island which may be available....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is a rustic barbecue pit which we use for all our grilling purposes....moreless

              Theme

              • Sports & Activities
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Waterfront:

                    180 degree Fabulous Harbour 'Sunset' view (each evening is unique). Enjoy watching harbour activity including yachts, fishermen, kite surfers, herons, etc. The Blue Dolphin has it's own dock for your dinghy or rented Boston Whaler....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Churches
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Laundromat
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Low Season - see Notes
                  May 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,700 $9,720
                  High Season - see Notes
                  Dec 16 - Apr 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,000 $10,800
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  $500/night rate is for the MAIN HOUSE only (2Br, 2Ba) <1 wk

                  Rates are $3000 - $5000/wk for up to 10 guests (add'l guests up to max. of 16 at $100/per./wk per add'l guest); rate depends upon number of rooms being used.

                  Less than 1 wk rental rate is 1/6 weekly rate per night (6 nights is the same price as 7); 2 night minimum.

                  10% discount for low season

                  10% discount for 4 week rental or longer


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                  Last updated: 08/19/2014
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                  Location

                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  North Eleuthera (ELH)
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Bahamas Fast Ferry
                  0.45 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Pink Sand Beach - entire eastside of island
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Various
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Water Ski from Valentines
                  90 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Cotton Bay, Rock Sound, Eleuthera-not recommended
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Various

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Have your nails done or get a facial at a local salon. A massage therapist can work out all those kinks either in the salon or in the privacy of the Blue Dolphin.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1991

                  About the owner: Here is a family picture of the Pratts at their vacation home the 'Blue Dolphin' on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Jamie and Kathy are the parents and the 'boys' are Jason (& his wife Aleksandrina),Ryan and Dylan. Jamie (James) is a distinguished full Professor at the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, IN. Kathy is a former CPA, homemaker and community volunteer.

                  Why the Owner Chose Dunmore Town:
                  Jamie has been going to Harbour Island since 1961 when his Grandfather 'discovered' it and began spending every winter there. Jamie travelled down with his family at Christmas time most every year; they would stay in various rental houses - usually on the Coral Sands property. He made friends with many local Bahamian boys - he is still friends with them 50 years later. His grandfather called 'Colonel Pratt' supported the islanders by assisting them in the purchase of fishing boats, etc. Colonel Pratt held a Christmas party each year for the island children and gave them each a schilling (English currency at the time) and lots of candy; Jamie and the other grandchildren helped with the party and enjoyed it as much as the islanders. Kathy began going to the island when she started dating Jamie in college and fell in love with it (and him) right away! They married and moved to Seattle, Washington. It was a long trip to Harbour, but they visited as often as possible. When they eventually moved back to the midwest, they decided to 'take the plunge' and invest in the island - they have not been sorry! The 'boys' have been going since birth (some of them in-utero). They all love it and hope you will too!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                  The benefits of staying at the Blue Dolphin include Jamie's special love of gardening which shows in the beautiful and fragrant gardens that surround the house and Kathy's attention to detail within the house itself. Check the vrbo site for all the amenities - a long list. Jamie and Kathy tried to take the best ideas from the many rental homes they have stayed in over the years and incorporate them into their own property while adding a few things they wished they'd had at some of those homes. Kathy remembers hanging clothes on the line when owners either did not have or would not let the renters use the dryer - not at the Blue Dolphin; a full size washer and dryer are available. For those guests who really do like the fresh air scent of clothes dried on the line, there is a clothes line available as well. WiFi is available for guests who want to stay in touch while lounging on the front patio or back by the fire-pit, etc. Kathy and Jamie have always preferred the harbour - sunset side of the island, but they know that the world-famous pink sand beach on the sunrise side is a major attibute of the island as well. So, they have arranged a beach membership to provide 6 beach lounge chairs and 3 shade umbrellas all set up and wiating on a daily basis right between the two most popular resorts on the beach for no extra charge for Blue Dolphin guests. Additional chairs and umbrellas may be utilized for a nominal daily charge. What are you waiting for!


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                  Photos

                  • Blue Dolphin - with dock, 180 degree Harbour, Sunset view.

                    Blue Dolphin - with dock, 180 degree Harbour, Sunset view.

                  • View of backyard of Blue Dolphin. Complete with beautiful and fragrant flora.

                    View of backyard of Blue Dolphin. Complete with beautiful and fragrant flora.

                  • Main floor Master Bedroom - King size bed, Harbour View, ensuite full bath

                    Main floor Master Bedroom - King size bed, Harbour View, ensuite full bath

                  • Kitchen - incl. refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer

                    Kitchen - incl. refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer

                  • Rustic BBQ is grouper ready

                    Rustic BBQ is grouper ready

                  • Dining porch

                    Dining porch

                  • Blue Dolphin sundeck at sunset . . . you gotta be there!

                    Blue Dolphin sundeck at sunset . . . you gotta be there!

                  • Upstrs mastr Bdrm: priv. balcony, Full BA w/ dbl sinks, walk-in closet, Fab View

                    Upstrs mastr Bdrm: priv. balcony, Full BA w/ dbl sinks, walk-in closet, Fab View

                  • Three mile Famous Pink Sand BEACH. Chairs and umbrellas are ready and waiting.

                    Three mile Famous Pink Sand BEACH. Chairs and umbrellas are ready and waiting.

                  • Island guides can take you fishing, snorkeling or on a deserted island picnic

                    Island guides can take you fishing, snorkeling or on a deserted island picnic

                  • Setting up for the wedding in the garden of the Blue Dolphin. June, 2012

                    Setting up for the wedding in the garden of the Blue Dolphin. June, 2012

                  • Wedding party on the Blue Dolphin Dock. June, 2012

                    Wedding party on the Blue Dolphin Dock. June, 2012

                  • This sunset view from the house includes the Blue Dolphin Dock

                    This sunset view from the house includes the Blue Dolphin Dock

                  • Living Rm complete with board games, WIFI, view of Harbour/Sunset & Garden

                    Living Rm complete with board games, WIFI, view of Harbour/Sunset & Garden

                  • Garden Bdrm - bunk beds and twins that may be made up as a king. Adj. full bath

                    Garden Bdrm - bunk beds and twins that may be made up as a king. Adj. full bath

                  • Relax in the garden hammock among colorful Hibiscus & fragrant Jasmine. Barbecue

                    Relax in the garden hammock among colorful Hibiscus & fragrant Jasmine. Barbecue

                  • Side Bedrm; Queen bed; 3/4 bath (shower, sink, toilet); water VIEW; priv. porch.

                    Side Bedrm; Queen bed; 3/4 bath (shower, sink, toilet); water VIEW; priv. porch.

                  • Stairway to Sundeck, Upstairs Master Bedroom & Upstairs Garden Bedroom

                    Stairway to Sundeck, Upstairs Master Bedroom & Upstairs Garden Bedroom

                  • Sitting Rm/ office with daybed & trundle; Kitchenette - mini fridge, coffee mkr

                    Sitting Rm/ office with daybed & trundle; Kitchenette - mini fridge, coffee mkr

                  • Upstrs garden Bdrm - 4 twins or 2 may be made up as king. Walk-in closet, Lg BA

                    Upstrs garden Bdrm - 4 twins or 2 may be made up as king. Walk-in closet, Lg BA

                  • Blue Dolphin Guests may use this large and lovely pool FREE!

                    Blue Dolphin Guests may use this large and lovely pool FREE!

                  • Fine dining . . . Lobster at the Rock House. Just one of MANY options.

                    Fine dining . . . Lobster at the Rock House. Just one of MANY options.

                  • Here comes the Bride (down the stairs of the Blue Dolphin)

                    Here comes the Bride (down the stairs of the Blue Dolphin)

                  • Another Beautiful Sunset at the Blue Dolphin - all that's missing is YOU!

                    Another Beautiful Sunset at the Blue Dolphin - all that's missing is YOU!

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                  Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                  $450 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

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