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Pristine, white sand beach, spacious decks on three levels, spectacular views

Pristine, white sand beach, spacious decks on three levels, spectacular views The main deck is superb for sunset viewing, star gazing, lounging, and dining The main deck faces west, with white sandy beach below View of Topside from the Sea of Abaco Topside's white sandy beach Expansive decks with seating off every room Lush tropical gardens attract hummingbirds Open living, dining and kitchen areas create feeling of spaciousness The bright and well equiped kitchen is a cook's delight 2 Bedrooms, each with King beds, have great views of the passing seaside scene Upper tower room, with 2 twin beds, a half bath, and view of the lighthouse Hope Town Settlement, harbor, and the North End. Topside visible in the distance Sailing off the North End (Topside at left end) Nightfall is a wondrous time at Topside Potted desert rose in full bloom The east lawn and garden, newly planted in early 2014 Hibiscus Front entrance Main deck Sky deck with 360 degree views of out islands and historic lighthouse Stairs leading down to the beach Sunset on the deck Direct sunset views from every room Many shades of blue

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • 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

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet

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          • The upper bedroom has a half-bath (no shower or tub). There is also a convenient outdoor shower with hot and cold water and a wooden privacy screen located on the lower deck, handy to Topside's white sandy beach....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Video Library

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Attractions

                      • Reefs
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Walking
                      • Sight Seeing

                      local services and businesses

                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services

                      Location Type

                      • Beach
                      • Near The Ocean

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Swimming
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Telephone
                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Garage
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Ceiling Fans
                              • Filtered Water
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Shampoo
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Iron & Board

                              Kitchen

                              • Gourmet Kitchen
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave

                              Outside

                              • Bicycles
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Binoculars
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Patio
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Terrace
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Stunningly Beautiful!

                                Stunningly Beautiful!

                                • Guest Molly L. (Hudson, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 07/06/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                                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.

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                              • Ideal Bahamas Get-Away

                                Ideal Bahamas Get-Away

                                • Guest Pam (Wisconsin)
                                • Date of stay 02/25/12
                                • Review Submitted 09/17/12
                                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.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

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                              • The best

                                The best

                                • Guest sharon D. (-)
                                • Date of stay 02/01/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/25/12
                                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!

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                              • Topside Dream Vacation

                                Topside Dream Vacation

                                • Guest Faye C.
                                • Date of stay 06/23/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                                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.

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in: $
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Year-round (non-holiday)
                              Mar 1 - Jul 1, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,500

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                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              $3200-$4500 USD
                              1-2 people: 3200/week; 3-4 people: 3500/week; 5-6 people: 4500/week (year-round, non-holiday rates) Add 10% for weeks including New Year's Eve, Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Plus 10% Bahamian tax on all rentals. We only accept personal checks. A 50% deposit is required at time of booking, with balance plus 10% tax payable 60 days before arrival. Deposit is fully refundable, less $100 cancellation fee, for cancellations made within 120 days prior to arrival. For later cancellations, deposits are refundable, less $100 fee, providing we are able to re-rent the time cancelled.

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                              • Pristine, white sand beach, spacious decks on three levels, spectacular views

                                Pristine, white sand beach, spacious decks on three levels, spectacular views

                              • The main deck faces west, with white sandy beach below

                                The main deck faces west, with white sandy beach below

                              • Topside's white sandy beach

                                Topside's white sandy beach

                              • Lush tropical gardens attract hummingbirds

                                Lush tropical gardens attract hummingbirds

                              • The bright and well equiped kitchen is a cook's delight

                                The bright and well equiped kitchen is a cook's delight

                              • Upper tower room, with 2 twin beds, a half bath, and view of the lighthouse

                                Upper tower room, with 2 twin beds, a half bath, and view of the lighthouse

                              • Sailing off the North End (Topside at left end)

                                Sailing off the North End (Topside at left end)

                              • Potted desert rose in full bloom

                                Potted desert rose in full bloom

                              • Hibiscus

                                Hibiscus

                              • Main deck

                                Main deck

                              • Stairs leading down to the beach

                                Stairs leading down to the beach

                              • Direct sunset views from every room

                                Direct sunset views from every room

                              • The main deck is superb for sunset viewing, star gazing, lounging, and dining

                                The main deck is superb for sunset viewing, star gazing, lounging, and dining

                              • View of Topside from the Sea of Abaco

                                View of Topside from the Sea of Abaco

                              • Expansive decks with seating off every room

                                Expansive decks with seating off every room

                              • Open living, dining and kitchen areas create feeling of spaciousness

                                Open living, dining and kitchen areas create feeling of spaciousness

                              • 2 Bedrooms, each with King beds, have great views of the passing seaside scene

                                2 Bedrooms, each with King beds, have great views of the passing seaside scene

                              • Hope Town Settlement, harbor, and the North End. Topside visible in the distance

                                Hope Town Settlement, harbor, and the North End. Topside visible in the distance

                              • Nightfall is a wondrous time at Topside

                                Nightfall is a wondrous time at Topside

                              • The east lawn and garden, newly planted in early 2014

                                The east lawn and garden, newly planted in early 2014

                              • Front entrance

                                Front entrance

                              • Sky deck with 360 degree views of out islands and historic lighthouse

                                Sky deck with 360 degree views of out islands and historic lighthouse

                              • Sunset on the deck

                                Sunset on the deck

                              • Many shades of blue

                                Many shades of blue

                              $3,500 per week
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                              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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