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Moonrise a Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lubbers Quarters Cay cottage description

Escape to waterfront tropical bliss in environmental harmony at this peaceful, private cottage sea to sea estate property. A refreshingly green and elegantly modern rustic escape beckons nature lovers, spiritual seekers, romantic adventurers, sensual souls, creative and romantic spirits. Breathtaking views of crystal clear water to Tahiti Beach with a special private beach on six sea to sea acres of north Lubbers Cay. This ideal, clandestine getaway provides a perfect sanctuary bordered by the brilliant Sea of Abaco bathed by the rising sun and moon. Finding Moonrise is your private 'Slice of Paradise' Easy access to Cracker P's, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, area reefs and more. Sustainable solar energy provides a silent and reliable power source for your classically styled pioneer wooden cottage. Amusement by curly tail lizards, abundant resident sea life right under the dock and tropical birds flutter into your meditations. Easy access by boat, safe, private and laid back living

Comfortably Tropically Green: 'The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man'. ~Author Unknown
Unplug and Indulge in the peaceful water and soft sand of your own beach. Marvel at the infinity of a star-washed sky. From our guests:'Nothing compared to Moonrise and its seclusion. You can literally walk around naked! The lot is gorgeous with tropical trees and flowers and plants. It is very private, a great place for relaxation, solitude, romance . . . you name it! We are so glad we chose Moonrise.' 'Moonrise For Romance was just what we needed.....and actually went way beyond our expectations'
'Our experience here was simply awesome! After researching several options, we landed at Moonrise. Thank you universe . . . thank you Marlee. How often can you find a place so far from home that is so comfortable that you are immediately at home? Wow, Wow, Wow. We felt like imperial guests at some one's home - not your typical rental house -- empty, barren, cold, this is paradise!

Personal Freedom Undisturbed Privacy: Our spirits have been nurtured completely. So peaceful, only the sounds of nature. This has not only been a life-changing experience, but one we will cherish in our hearts forever' The view every morning was spectacular!
You will love the sleeping accommodations! The entire cottage and grounds are absolutely charming and romantic! The bathroom is a unique separate building -- very clean, very close, flush toilet . . . no problem. You will absolutely love the garden shower that is outside among the plants.'
Landscaping is very natural and beautiful attracting many wild birds. This is an adventure best suited to those who appreciate ecology and a simply elegant new age pioneer lifestyle experience. Solar electricity with abundant energy, charging laptops, cameras, etc, no problem. Time to leave the electronics in a bag and embrace the real culture of a wild island experience gently tamed by the conscious hands of the artist owner.

Open Style Living: The cottage was designed to open to the daily sunshine and breezes with very large screened windows. There is no air conditioning and for the months of August and September the cottage is not generally available for rent. The exception is if you are happy to have your cooling provided by fans and water immersion (my personal favorite). This is a very, very comfortable lifestyle for those wishing to decompress and become self aware and conscious of the cycle of life in harmony with nature. If you like 'glamping' this will exceed your expectations and become an unforgettable experience in the bosom of nature.
Nurture your spirit, commune with nature, reconnect with inner peace and the beauty that unfolds into your daily view.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Pets Considered

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            tent with airmatress for beach sleeping...moreless

          • Awake to the sound of waves breaking on the shore from open concept bedroom on lower floor with a king bed and king size view. Very open lifestyle, perfect for naturists. Built to view the water right from your bed with no curtains needed! WOW! Great Room Futon converts to full bed for couple. Kiddies welcome to sleep on air mattress or even set up a tent with their air mattress. A tent on the beach extends the accommodations. Ask me for more details....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            hot rainwater on demand, towels provided...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: outdoor shower


          • Garden Shower is enchanting as you are surrounded by living plants, curly tail lizards, wild birds and hermit crabs. Toilet is in separate building and is a modern water saving flush toilet. All water is collected rainwater............moreless

          Other Amenities

              • This is a return to the extremely organic, green, simple and Eco sensitive way of living in harmony with the beauty and nature of the best of historic Abaco. The woods and beach is pristine with orchids, hardwoods, blossoming trees, migratory and resident birds as well as sea life. This experience will enchant you and your young family and is rapidly disappearing as an option in our overdeveloped resort world. Stillness and expansiveness will greet your journey to Moonrise and keep the memories of playfulness with freedom and safety alive for a long time. This is a solar operated 12Volt and low voltage lifestyle. Summer guests please note there is NO air conditioning however you have the use of 3 fixed and 3 mobile fans for those occasional hot, still, summer nights!...moreless


              • Television
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Toys
              • DVD Player


              • Away From It All
              • Adventure


              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Nude Beach
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Whale Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Photography
              • Paddle Boating

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                Private beach (clothing optional) on the western property on Moonrise ...a 7 minute walk through the native tropical hardwoods and thatch palm....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                One minute by boat to ocean fishing through Tilloo Cut...moreless

              • Rural:

                Away from all the developments the Northern point of Lubbers is undeveloped and under populated....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Two waterfront choices, the eastern dock looking over Tahiti Beach and Tilloo ocean cut and the western beach waterfront looking toward Marsh Harbour...moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Private beach on property a 5 minute walk. A place to lose your clothing and find your serenity....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Looking at the Atlantic through Tilloo cut...moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Dock on the water with a great view to watch the maritime traffic and focus on Tahiti Beach...moreless

              natural features

                  • Private Island

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Paragliding

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Firewood
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Thermos Bottle


                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave


                      • Balcony
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Binoculars
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Child's Swing
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Patio
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water


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                      from 14 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Standard pricing
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,400 $5,250
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $10.00
                      • processing cards $71.25
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $250.00
                      • Tax Rate 10%


                      Discounts after 2 week stay. Ask. This is an off the grid solar home on a desert island. You have the luxury of privacy on the beach and house however you do not have unlimited resources. Water and electricity captured by solar panels must be conserved. I strongly recommend a boat rental for you to have access off the property. Best suited for intimate couples or young families.

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                      Last updated: 07/11/2014
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                      • Hope Town Lighthouse

                      • Tahiti Beach

                        "Gaze at Tahiti beach from Moonrise deck, can't resist the welcome? Just hop onto your boat..."

                      • Hope Town Harbour Lodge Restaurant

                        "I have always considered the Harbour Lodge to be the absolute best for atmosphere, food and ..."

                      • On the Beach Bar and Grill

                        "Fabulous beach view with good burgers and beer. Hard to get to if you don't have bicycles o..."

                      • Cracker P's Bar & Grill

                        "Can't get better local Lubbers culture than Cracker P's less than a mile from Moonrise. Acc..."

                      • Lubbers' Landing

                        "Next to Cracker P's Lubber's Landing offers an alternate to the overflow of Cracker P's. For..."

                      • Sea Spray Resort

                        "A bit more than a mile from Moonrise for Romance this restaurant is open daily and offers so..."

                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Marsh Harbour International
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Hope Town or ferry can be chartered to your dock
                      250 Metres
                      Nearest Beach
                      on property private beach lose your clothing

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Perhaps the friendliest island experience you will ever have. Unforgettable and enchanting Abaco adventure at a serene and green cottage at Lubbers in the Northern Bahamas. No casinos, no pollution, no stress, no traffic jams, no end to the protected shallow turquoise waters with abundant reef life, charming and welcoming native population, a water enthusiast paradise. The essence of Bali living less than 200 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Historic Loyalist villages, home grown music of the islands, art and events in easy going and welcoming island settlements. Easy boat rentals with helpful resources for your safe use on the water. Shopping a 10 minutes boat ride, fresh fish and deep sea charters on Lubbers, , bakery and arrangements for private chef and delivered meals on occasion. Cracker P's and Lubbers Landing local restaurants a mile from your cottage for night time convenience. Private tours with Captain Plug's Adventures and many guides for deep sea fishing nearby.

                      Other Activities: bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, paddleboarding right on Lubbers Quarters, kayak rentals in Hope Town.

                      Golf: Golf course nearby


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1981

                      About the owner: I am a naturalist and artist and keep moving into a vision of earth harmony and connection to earth stewards. I grew up on a farm in North Western Canada and moved to the east before I began to travel south for vacations and got hooked on tropical weather. I began the construction of Moonrise with my husband and young family however the marriage failed in the second year and I was afforded the opportunity to live as a single mom, single resident on a tropical island. I considered myself the queen of the island until others began to arrive and settle the island. I grew into the experience of building and living in a new age lifestyle and learning a respect for nature, discarding much of the unnecessary baggage in my life and focusing on finding inner peace. Moonrise is a triumph over obstacles for a humble farm girl who was determined to prove the skeptics wrong when they declared that I could not do this on my own. I had more time than money so in my free time, I would boat to the outer shores and I began to collect sea glass found on the beaches. This passion evolved into a jewelery art enterprise after I learned silversmith skills so I could set local antique sea glass into fine jewelery. Now I am focusing on developing a style of oil painting in additional to my one of a kind sea glass designs. You can find me on face book if you are interested.

                      Why the Owner Chose Lubbers Quarters Cay:
                      We settled here as a young family of four from Eastern Canada to find a better life with clean air, water and a dream to live an organic lifestyle in nature with bigger dreams than a bank account. The property captured my heart as it was out of the village noise and had good protection from ocean swells and major tropical storms nestled behind Elbow Cay yet only a few minutes from the finer restaurants and services of Hope Town or White Sound. The best part was the unpopulated and undeveloped beach that is shallow so it was perfect for toddlers. The view over Tahiti Beach to catch the spray of breaking waves and capture the prevailing winds enchanted me. Although my children have left home there is still a playful energy and a sense of wonder at the crabs, birds, fish under the dock and open spaces to explore. As I have witnessed the development of the islands, I realized my intuitive choice and desire to buy a large piece of island waterfront was one of the better choices I made in life.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      Solar energy gives the house electricity without interruption and without noisy and offensive exhaust generators. This is a learning and celebration opportunity to live a green life with renewable energy. The cottage is on a 6 acre sea to sea estate parcel so there is plenty of space to roam and find peace from the noise of commerce. The dock has deep enough water to safely keep your boat with a mooring to secure it away from the dock in foul weather. Safe and away from intrusions lending a honeymoon experience to daily activities.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

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                      • Approaching Moonrise on the south eastern waterfront!

                        Approaching Moonrise on the south eastern waterfront!

                      • A romantic bedroom with no curtains affords a tropical sunrise awakening.

                        A romantic bedroom with no curtains affords a tropical sunrise awakening.

                      • Feathered Friends gather daily at the jelly bowl

                        Feathered Friends gather daily at the jelly bowl

                      • Private beach away from all unnecessary

                        Private beach away from all unnecessary

                      • Roam freely on this private beach

                        Roam freely on this private beach

                      • Lounging at  Beach

                        Lounging at Beach

                      • Wild orchids in the tropical hammock in summertime

                        Wild orchids in the tropical hammock in summertime

                      • Open Design Cottage

                        Open Design Cottage

                      • The path to the outhouse (flush toilet of course)

                        The path to the outhouse (flush toilet of course)

                      • Moonlight on still enchanting deck view

                        Moonlight on still enchanting deck view

                      • Easy to fall asleep in the moondeck hammock reading your favorite books

                        Easy to fall asleep in the moondeck hammock reading your favorite books

                      • Open concept living welcomes nature lovers

                        Open concept living welcomes nature lovers

                      • Cozy, equipped kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator

                        Cozy, equipped kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator

                      • Morning coffee on the deck with woodpecker

                        Morning coffee on the deck with woodpecker

                      • Waterfront swim and snorkel

                        Waterfront swim and snorkel

                      • Calming Private Beach

                        Calming Private Beach

                      • Comforting Deck View Overlooking Tahiti Beach

                        Comforting Deck View Overlooking Tahiti Beach

                      • Outdoor garden shower

                        Outdoor garden shower

                      • Moon deck or sun deck lounging

                        Moon deck or sun deck lounging

                      • Garden Shower

                        Garden Shower

                      • Entertained by the curiosity of a curly tail lizard

                        Entertained by the curiosity of a curly tail lizard

                      • A glowing full moon viewed from the deck of the cottage

                        A glowing full moon viewed from the deck of the cottage

                      • Small bedroom deck with sea view

                        Small bedroom deck with sea view

                      • An open and restful kitchen view

                        An open and restful kitchen view

                      $1,400 per week (USD)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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