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The Perfect Peaceful Spot for Relaxing, Fishing, Birding, Swimming & Beaching

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sunset Point Houseboat is a favourite spot for those who seek peaceful relaxation and fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, birding with the great feeling of being away from it all. In reality far from the madding crowd!
The houseboat has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate six persons.
This unique wooden two storey houseboat has two ensuite bedrooms upstairs, a king sized ensuite studio bedroom downstairs, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, breakfast bar, dining and social area. The houseboat has decks on three sides, providing space for easy lounging, fishing, sunbathing, shade seeking, sunset admiring and midnight star gazing.
The studio bedroom is a large room sitting above high tide, it has a king size bed, with crisp cotton sheets and sliding glass windows overlooking the creek. Through one windows in the studio is a private screened in porch with sturdy wooden adirondack styled chairs, and the other double glass window opens onto the large deck which runs the length of the house and contains loungers, chairs, and a picnic table, this is a great outdoor spot to enjoy the beauty of the view, go fishing, swimming and snorkelling and watch the spectacular sunsets.
Also downstairs in the houseboat is the lounge and kitchen, both of which have the large double glass windows which allow the breeze to cool the house and provide maximum views of the creek. The lounge has a couch and a table with chairs. The room opens onto a deck where, in the afternoon, the shade is deep and the breezes constant.
A long breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen / dining area and the easy bar style stools provide a classic spot to work or play with nothing but beauty all around.
The kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge, water cooler, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, it has a table with chairs, and a couch for relaxing by the beautiful creekside. The kitchen has a large double glass sliding window and a glass door leading to the deck. Here you will be able to prepare your meals and enjoy the view of the creek at the same time. The fishermen can provide the fresh fish straight from the creek to the plate.
The long deck is the perfect spot to sunbathe, and a great place to securely moor a boat. Here steps lead down into the creek so that you can quickly immerse yourself in the soothing healing tidal waters of Fresh Creek. The old folks of Andros say that bathing in the out going tide is the best remedy for taking away the aches and pains of life and revitalizing the body in the mineral rich out going tide which draws the tiredness from the body. Swimming from the houseboat is refreshing and snorkeling will reveal the critters who inhabit this area. Under the houseboat it is possible to spend a happy time watching the amazing array of reef fishes who live beneath the house.
A spiral staircase curls upstairs where there are two large bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and creekside views. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed and sliding glass doors with a private balcony to sit on while watching out for incoming fish, this vantage view of the creek allows the watcher to help the fisherman cast in the right direction.
The second upstairs bedroom has twin beds, an ensuite bathroom, creekside views and is safe for children.
The houseboat was named Sunset Point due to the spectacular sunsets we get in this part of the world, amazingly every one is different and the view of the sunsetting against the water with a myriad of colours ranging from pinks to oranges to deep blues to rich black silhouetted trees along the coastlines are inspriing to behold.
The house is decorated in the lovely island prints of Androsia a local batik factory, the bedding is 100 % cotton, there is a barbecue grill located on the adjacent land.
Sunset Point Houseboat is the perfect island getaway from it all spot.

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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 1680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The houseboat is not suitable for young children who are unable to swim....moreless

  • Singles
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Children, while welcome must be able to swim, we usually state an age limit of 8 years. The housekeeper will come to the house once a week during stays of longer than one week. At this time she will make up the beds and do general cleaning. We have ipod speakers so download some music and pod casts to enjoy while having a super vacation....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Reefs

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Sunset Point Houseboat, a stable structure located in the tidal waters of Fresh Creek, Andros, is linked to the land by a small bridge and withithin walking distance are the bonefishing flats.The ocean water flows around and under the houseboat creating a mesmerizing, constantly moving blue water vista from every window. You'll enjoy absolute privacy on the spacious deck, while you relax keep your eyes open for rays, dolphins, sharks, and reef fishes cruising by and birds flying from the mangroves to the beach on their daily journey. From this quiet and peaceful spot you'll disconnect from the world and relax with a good book, paint box, fishing rod and a cool drink....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Rented out at $5 per day....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rented out at $20 per day...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2014 / 2015
Nov 1 - Jun 20, 2015
2 night min stay
£200
£1,400 £5,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
£200
£1,400 £5,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee £50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit £150
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We charge for the number of persons who stay in the house so for TWO persons the rate is $250 per night, FOUR persons it is $300 per night and for SIX persons the rate is $350 per night.


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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Andros Town Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hank's Place
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fresh Creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen's Highway
Fresh Creek
Nearest Restaurant
Peter's Outside Kitchen
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lighthouse Beach

Car: Recommended

Andros is a rural island which appeals to the eco tourist, and adventurer.

Known as the 'fly fishing capital of the world', our anglers find excitement and tranquility walking the flats which are just minutes from the Houseboat or boating into the incredible wilderness of Fresh Creek, The Joulter Cays or the Bights to name just the famous locations.

Andros also boasts of having the third largest barrier reef in the world just minutes off shore, this reef is considered one of the healthiest in the Caribbean and divers can enjoy a variety of experiences, from 185 feet over the wall to shallow patch reefs.

Birders rave about the endemic and migrant birds they can observe here piping plovers winter here and all year long you'll be able to see the shoreline, forest, coppice and mangrove birds.

Kayakers drift to remote beaches up the creek on an in going tide, then spend the day birding, fishing or exploring the blue holes before catching a ride home with the out going tide.

Star gazers enjoy the wide open vistas, the darkness of the island means there is no man made light to spoil the views and the stars are easily the best show in town.

Just a few minutes walk from the Houseboat there are man made canals which were dug in the 1950's, these canals are great for swimming laps in a safe, refreshing and comfortable location.

Two miles away the art seeker will find the Androsia cottage industry, an island batik factory where beautiful cotton fabric is hand waxed and dyed with the vibrant colors which abound in nature.

At the harbour mouth at Andros Town there is a beautiful sandy beach and a Lighthouse which was build it 1892, the brave can still climb to the top!

Andros is the beach combers haven with miles and miles (and miles) of sandy deserted beaches, here you'll share your picnic with the birds and be able to blow away the cobwebs in your mind. Of special note is Somerset creek beach which is one of those places which inspired the invention of the word 'wow', because it is a wow so beautiful beach.

Andros is home to the most blue holes in the world, our blue holes are world famous for their crystal clear fresh water, and some of them are easily accessed for swimming. Hikers can walk for miles through the National Parks.

Andros has something for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.sunsetpointhouseboat.com

 

Owner info

About the owner: Peter and Gabrielle Douglas have been running Sunset Point Houseboat since 2006. 'It is a great little business for the island as it allows us to meet interesting people from all over the globe while providing them with a wonderful vacation.' Peter operates the 'Outside kitchen', a restaurant which delivers right to the Houseboat. The menu is all about fresh sea food and delicious is one word which describes the qualtiy and taste.

Why the Owner Chose Fresh Creek:
The houseboat used to be located in the Miami River, Florida and came to Andros in 1969. It is reported that the last time the metal swing of the Fresh Creek bridge was opened was when they allowed the houseboat to go through and then the key was lost.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Peter and Gabrielle bought this houseboat in 1989 and lived here for 14 years, raising their family. When the time to move out came around we knew that this was a great opportunity to share this remarkable wooden houseboat with the world, we know what an amazing place this is and how peaceful one can feel listening to the unceasingly gentle sounds of the ocean.


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Speaks: english

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  • Sunset Point Houseboat

    Sunset Point Houseboat

  • Charming Houseboat

    Charming Houseboat

  • Creekside kitchen

    Creekside kitchen

  • Studio bedroom

    Studio bedroom

  • View from the studio bedroom

    View from the studio bedroom

  • view from master bedroom

    view from master bedroom

  • All the blues of the creek

    All the blues of the creek

  • Easy wading to the flats of Fresh Creek

    Easy wading to the flats of Fresh Creek

  • Every night is the night for a sunset

    Every night is the night for a sunset

  • Beautiful Andros

    Beautiful Andros

  • Leaves you speechless

    Leaves you speechless

  • The houseboat is a stable structure on the flats of Fresh Creek

    The houseboat is a stable structure on the flats of Fresh Creek

  • Water water everywhere

    Water water everywhere

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • Studio bedroom creekside views

    Studio bedroom creekside views

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • So relaxing

    So relaxing

  • Flats fishing so close

    Flats fishing so close

  • Sunset kayaking

    Sunset kayaking

  • some of our guests

    some of our guests

  • snorkeling fun

    snorkeling fun

  • A hundred miles of beaches, you're bound to find your favorite.

    A hundred miles of beaches, you're bound to find your favorite.

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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