Outstanding, Contemporary Waterfront Home with Panoramic Island Views
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Hopetown house description
Topside is a stunning seaside home located on Elbow Cay's exclusive North End -- just 10 minutes by golf cart, boat or bike to Hope Town's 18th century settlement and famous candy-striped lighthouse. A great place for relaxation and renewal, the house overlooks sparkling turquoise water and a pristine white sand beach, attracting returning guests year after year. Wrap-around decks and water views are accessible from every room. A rooftop sky deck is perfect for sunbathing and stargazing -- affording a 360 degree panoramic view of 20 islands, barrier reefs, and the historic 1864 lighthouse. House rental comes with wireless internet, central air conditioning, gourmet kitchen, automatic generator, satellite TV. Golf cart available for rent through Elbow Cay Cart Rentals or elsewhere. Convenient access to North End community dock for optional guest boat rental as well as to Atlantic Ocean beaches for beachcombing, swimming and snorkeling. Delightful year-round, Topside welcomes guests to a special island retreat amidst exceptional natural beauty. Sorry, house is simply not suitable for children.
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Not Suitable For Children
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Two nearly identical master bedroom/bath suites, both with king-size beds, are located at either end of the main level, affording maximum separation and privacy. Bedrooms and bathrooms offer direct access to the main deck overlooking beautiful seaside views. A third bedroom with two twin beds and a half-bath is located in the bay-windowed 'tower'on the second level. This upper bedroom enjoys picturesque views of the lighthouse and neighboring islands. Convenient to all bedrooms is a central stair connecting both levels and rising 'topside' to the upper 'sky deck'. Located 40 feet above the water, the sky deck affords commanding 360 degree views of water, reefs and islands....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Indoor dining table accommodates 6 Outdoor dining table accommodates 4 Ample built-in seating on main deck Outdoor chairs, rockers, chaise lounges on main deck; chairs on sky deck There is also an automatic generator that will come on immediately, should there be a power outage, which happens occasionally but not frequently. Golf carts are available for rental through Elbow Cay Cart Rentals. Carts can be driven to the north edge of town, but not through town. Most restaurants on the south side of town will pick you up at the south edge of town, so getting around the island is easy. ...moreless
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Books For Adults
- Games For Kids
- Music Library
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Not Necessary
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Deepsea Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Iron & Board
- Towels Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Wood Deck
- Boat Dock
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Walkway To Water
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
ReviewsWrite a review
Topside is a must for a dream vacation! This was our first trip to the Bahamas, and we loved it. Elboy Cay is beautiful, and Hope Town is charming and offers everything from fun shops to wonderful restaurants. There is even great reggae if you're a music lover. TopSide is a beautiful home complete with a fully-functioning kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and an open-flow living and dining area that made all of us feel at home. In addition, every room has a stunning view of the Abaco Sea. Along with our two teenagers, there wasn't a dull moment for any of us. Coffee in the morning and wine under the stars at night were great ways to enjoy the decks and breathtaking views. There was snorkeling right outside our door or a short walk to the Atlantic. Bike riding, boating, and tooling around in the golf cart were highlights. TopSide is on the north side of the island, and very quiet and peaceful. However, if you want to experience the activity of Hope Town and the harbor, it's a short bike ride or golf cart ride to town. This truly was a magical vacation for us, and we hope to stay at Topside again on our next trip to the Bahamas.
- Guest Molly L. (Hudson, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/17/13
Ideal Bahamas Get-Away
Ideal Bahamas Get-Away
You won't want to miss the chance to spend your vacation at Topside. After 2 weeks there in Spring, 2012, we're looking forward to a 3-week stay in March & April, 2013. This was our 6th trip to Elbow Cay, so we were familiar with the location when we booked the house. The photos and descriptions online were so inviting, and our communication with the owner very satisfactory. We were not to be disappointed. The house is lovely, so attractively and well furnished, and equally well-equipped. This was the third house on Elbow Cay we had rented, so we had a basis for comparison. The owners had been doing a lot of recent maintenance and updating, even though the house is not old. Accomplishing these things on a small island in the Caribbean is no small challenge, but they were diligently tending to things they felt needed attention, all of which we appreciated. When we were there, the owners had just contracted with a new couple as caretakers, so things were in a state of transition, and the cleanliness wasn't perfect. I'm sure that six months later things are probably shipshape. We settled in quickly and were very comfortable and content, loved the setting, the quiet and the privacy. The views are spectacular, the sunsets perfection, and the east and west decks perfect, with the beach just down the steps. The main living space is really an open great room - kitchen, living & dining - bracketed by almost-identical queen bedrooms with their own baths on either end of the house, as well as the twin-bed room upstairs. The golf cart as part of the rental is also a bonus, and needed for getting to town when you're going to be carrying food & drink. We enjoy renting a boat from Island Marine that we can dock at the North End, walking the Sea of Abaco beach right in front of the house and wading to fish right there, walking to town and back each day for our daily exercise, the 5-minute walk to the Atlantic beach on the other side, poking around Hopetown on foot, and the rest of the island by bicycle. There are some nice little shops and fun restaurants, as well as regular and special community events to check out. We appreciate having the internet for staying in touch with our family over several weeks, but we barely, if ever, turn on the TV and enjoy being generally 'unplugged'. Lots of wonderful books on the shelves - both about the area plus good fiction & non-fiction. It's a great way to visit the Bahamas. You won't be disappointed.
- Guest Pam (Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 02/25/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Topside is the stuff of dreams come true. This beautifully maintained, equipped, and furnished home provides all one could ask for a truly memorable vacation. Watching the sunrise from the top deck with morning coffee in hand, sipping good wine on the deck and enjoying spectacular sunsets is a daily pleasure. This home is immaculate and tastefully furnished, the grounds are lovely, and the setting quiet and private. We are counting the days until our return!
- Guest sharon D. (-)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 08/25/12
Topside Dream Vacation
Topside Dream Vacation
We have visited the Bahamas and stayed in the Hope Town area for years but I have to say that our visit to Topside was one of the best and most memorable of them all. The house is fabulous and has all the room and amenties that anyone could possible want. We found the house neat and clean and everything updated. The use of the golf cart makes visiting Hope Town for shopping, dinner, etc. very easy and vertually eliminates the need for a boat. The way the house is situated its like having your own private beach and our walks on the beach in our PJs each morning were such a wonderful way to start each day. The owner was very accomodating and provided lots of information about the house and area. We will definitely be staying at Topside on our next visit to the Bahamas.
- Guest Faye C.
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 08/05/12
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Mar 1 - Jul 1, 2014
7 night min stay
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Pristine, white sand beach, spacious decks on three levels, spectacular views
Sky deck with 360 degree views of out islands and historic lighthouse
The main deck is superb for sunset viewing, star gazing, reading and lounging
2 Bedrooms have large glass doors, affording views of the passing seaside scene
Direct sunset views from every room
Nightfall is a wondrous time at Topside
Hope Town Settlement and harbor, with its historic candy-striped lighthouse
The east lawn and garden, newly planted in early 2014
The main deck faces west, with white sandy beach below
Expansive decks with seating off every room
lush tropical gardens attracting hummingbirds
Open living, dining and kitchen areas create feeling of spaciousness
The bright and well equiped kitchen is a cook's delight
Sailing off the North End (Topside at left end)
Potted desert rose in full bloom
Hope Town harbor and the North End, with Topside visible in the distance
Topside's white sandy beach
3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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