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Hibiscus Oceanfront Cottages on Pink Sand Beach

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Your vacation begins when you step onto the water taxi at three island dock. Magically, your cares and the world fall away into the azure waters as you cross the bay to Harbour Island. At Governor’s dock the welcome goes beyond the sign proclaiming this beautiful island’s motto “Harbour Island, home of the friendly people”; you’ll be helped out of the boat and into the waiting taxi for the short, mile ride to the Landfall property. Sweeping through the gates you will be greeted by the sights, smells and sounds of a tropical garden set at the beach. The winding path leads past Dilly trees with their sweet “brown sugar” fruits, towering coconut palms, lime and banana trees. The Hibiscus cottage rejoices in the bushes that gave it its name and the Garden cottage is nestled in palms and tropical foliage. A grey heron maintains solitary watch on a fallen coconut log whilst the indigenous birds chirp and hop in the trees. A sandy path leads through a canopy of sea grapes through the protective dune to the pink sand beach. Your children will marvel at this sand which, because it was originally coral, is always firm and cool, doesn’t get blown up by the wind and makes wonderful sand castles with moats. You will want to stroll down the 3 mile beach and feel the sand between your toes as the warm water laps around your ankles. The gentle slope of the beach in front of Landfall and the protective reef system ensure that there is no undertow, making it very safe for children to spend hours frolicking in the turquoise waters whilst you stretch out on the loungers that are provided.

Back in Hibiscus Cottage your kids can unwind in front of the flat screen TV, whilst you sit on the deck and work off your emails quickly with the high speed wireless internet. The central air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure cool wafting breezes even in the hottest months and the generator automatically will switch on to power them and the other appliances whenever a power cut occurs. Now comes the most important decision: what to eat? Should you snack on the upstairs deck, or grill downstairs on the patio, or eat at the dining table, or go out? Whether to cook yourselves in the kitchen or jump in your golf cart (which Anthony, our caretaker can have waiting for you on arrival) and drive the 200 yards across the island to the Harbour Island Marina or Ramora Bay Club, both of which have docks, casual restaurants and swimming pools. Here too you can park your boat, or go diving or deep sea fishing with Jeff Fox Diving, and catch your next meal too! A couple of minutes with the golf cart further the Landing or the Rock House will astound you with their culinary wizardry and gorgeous atmospheres as will the Coral Sands Hotel.

Now it’s time for bed and Hibiscus Cottage’s large rooms and high ceilings will match your mood generated by happy days spent swimming, walking or wandering the quaint Dunmore Town under the wide, blue sky and green coconut fronds. The double bedroom has cathedral ceilings and a pull out couch to turn it into a kid’s dorm sleeping 3. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and en-suite bathroom enabling up to 5 people to live in Hibiscus Cottage. For larger families, the Garden Cottage has a large bedroom with two single beds and an en suite bathroom giving you a total of 7 people that can be accommodated. If you are an even larger group then you can occupy the main Landfall house too which sleeps a further 8 people in 4, en suite bedrooms (Separate VRBO listing #284899) for a total of 15 persons. Whatever the size and makeup of your group, you’ll find that the wonderful, relaxed atmosphere touches everybody and ensures a harmonious, fun filled vacation for all, a fact to which our many return guests attest.

The bathrooms have all been luxuriously renovated in 2015.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 2 king

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Detached Unit: 2 twin/ single

    En suite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Cathedral ceilings...moreless

  • King size beds (1) 1 Master bedroom in Hibiscus Cottage, with en suite bathroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) 1 twin bedroom each in Hibiscus and Garden Cottages. All with en suite bathrooms. The Hibiscus bedroom is large and additionally has a couch that converts into a bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The convertible couch in the Hibiscus Cottage double bedroom folds out for a comfortable night's sleep....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En suite bathroom in Garden Cottage...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Upstairs bathroom in Hibiscus cottage...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs, en suite bathroom to King bedroom in Hibiscus co...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Generator - essential on HI, Hotel safe, large tropical garden with Dilly, Coconut, citrus and banana trees....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat screen TV in the living rooms of Hibiscus Cottage receives cable TV. ...moreless

  • Television:

    CFlat screen TV with cable feed...moreless

  • VCR

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The cottages are set in the garden of the Landfall property. Private access to the pink sand beach via your own short, sandy pathway from which the ocean can be seen and reached....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Direct access to the beach via your own, private sandy path...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Open plan dining/kitchen/sitting area. Seats 4 at a round table. Also outside dining on the downstairs patio in the garden or on the upstairs deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central a/c in Hibiscus Cottage. Additional a/c unit in Garden Cottage. Air conditioning is powered by a generator during a power cut....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking for your golf carts!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Bahamian landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample crockery, cutlery and cookware...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The Hibiscus cottage kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge and microwave. The garden cottage has a small fridge too....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    As in the main house, Landfall, the gustes replace what they finish and leave what they don't. So there should be sugar, spices, alcohol, etc, but that does depend on the previous guests....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The Hibiscus Cottage has a wooden deck overlooking the banana, lime and indigenous trees and coconut palms....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Rent from Michael's cycles, Valentines or Harbour Island Marina...moreless

  • Boat:

    Rent from Michael's cycles, Valentines or Harbour Island Marina...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Hibiscus Cottage has an outside patio downstairs which is ideal for morning breakfast. Relax in the Nantucket chairs on the Garden Cottage's covered porch set in the tropical garden....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rent from Michael's cycles, Valentines or Harbour Island Marina...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge, tropical garden with many trees, shrubs and broad grass lawns...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal kettle grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rent from Michael's cycles, Valentines or Harbour Island Marina...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,245

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas/New Year
Dec 12 - Jan 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$3,732

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,950

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Most of our guests are repeat visitors. It is recommended to book 12 months in advance during peak seasons: Christmas/New Year, March/April, July/August. The Garden cottage, sleeping 2 can be rented additionally to sleep a total of 7 persons. The standard combined rate is $4,400 per week with the same uplifts of 15% for Xmas and Spring or 10% for Summer.

50% deposit on booking. 50% 30 days before occupancy. Deposit is non refundable but if cancelled for a good reason then it can be applied to a new booking in the same or next year.


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Location

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Eleuthera Airport ELH
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ramora Bay
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bohinghi to Nassau
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Aquapazza
Dunmore Town
Nearest Beach
Pink Sands Beach (one of the world's top 10)

Scuba Diving, Kite surfing, Wakeboarding, Bone fishing, Beach walking, large tropical garden.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We are a family of four living in Florida. We all are able to do the things we love at Harbour Island. My wife loves walking the beach for miles with her friends or doing yoga on the deck. My sons have both qualified as scuba divers at Jeff Fox diving and we love to dive world class sites like the current cut or the canyons. When friends come we dive the potato and onions wreck with them as that can be done by beginners without a license and the non divers can snorkel above. My older son loves wakeboarding and the younger is an avid fisherman so we're out in a boat in the bay most days too. Mostly we enjoy snorkeling at the reef in front of the house or body surfing when the waves pick up or just relaxing.

Why the Owner Chose Dunmore Town:
We looked for a vacation resort for our children to return to every year similar to that which I had known as a child on South Africa’s Wild Coast: warm water, friendly locals, long spectacular beaches, relaxed life style, house directly on the beach. Harbour Island uniquely met the criteria and everyone we met had been there yearly for at least 25 years. The Landfall property’s solid build quality and finish satisfied my German wife’s stringent requirements. The expandability of having three buildings on the property which can be rented in various combinations ensures that everybody can have exactly what they want.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Everything you need is right there. You have direct access to the protected beach and safe waters of the ocean. This makes Hibiscus Cottage particularly suited to families with children. The reef directly in front of the house is very close, offers great snorkeling and can easily be reached by children. Hibiscus and Garden Cottages are set well back from the road in a tropical garden. A powerful generator ensures that the appliances as well as the central air conditioning function continuously despite the island’s frequent power cuts. You can choose whether to only rent Hibiscus or for larger or multiple families take Garden Cottage as well.


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Speaks: english

 

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  • Stroll the beautiful Pink Sand Beach directly from your cottage

    Stroll the beautiful Pink Sand Beach directly from your cottage

  • Cathedral ceiling lounge dining area, central a/c, Cable TV, DVD, WIFI internet

    Cathedral ceiling lounge dining area, central a/c, Cable TV, DVD, WIFI internet

  • King sized bedroom with bathroom, central a/c and view of tropical garden

    King sized bedroom with bathroom, central a/c and view of tropical garden

  • Hibiscus cottage 2 BR 2 BA sleeps 5 in tropical garden with direct beach access

    Hibiscus cottage 2 BR 2 BA sleeps 5 in tropical garden with direct beach access

  • Large double bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a pull out couch

    Large double bedroom with cathedral ceilings and a pull out couch

  • Garden Cottage 1 BR 1 BA sleeps 2 a/c set in tropical garden direct beach access

    Garden Cottage 1 BR 1 BA sleeps 2 a/c set in tropical garden direct beach access

VRBO #290367

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 02/23/2010
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