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Beachwatch: Best Beach, Best Location, Best Oceanfront Value

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Last updated: 06/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Great Guana Cay house description

Beachwatch is a spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath oceanfront home directly on the best section of Guana Cay’s famous 5 mile beach. It is situated on a large 1 acre lot at the northwest corner of the Guana settlement, within easy walking distance of Nippers, Grabbers, the ferry dock, grocery store, and the liquor store. We have all the amenities of the other three bedroom oceanfront homes with a better location, and the best beach.

For those not familiar with Guana Cay, it is a barrier island located off of the main island of Abaco in the northeast Bahamas. It is accessed via a 35 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbor, the third largest city in the Bahamas. Guana is a quiet, out of the way island with a fabulous 5 mile long white sand beach. It does have some nightlife in the form of three beachfront bars/restaurants, the most famous of which is Nippers. If you are looking for casinos, water parks, jets skis, etc, Guana is not for you. If you want quiet, relaxed, secluded beach time and great snorkeling or diving, Guana is for you.

For those familiar with Guana Cay, all you need to know is that Beachwatch is located on the beach about ¼ mile northwest of Nippers.

From the deck on top of the house, one can see far out into the Atlantic Ocean to the northeast, and all the way across the Sea of Abaco to Marsh Harbor to the southwest.

On the ocean side of the house, there is a large sundeck for relaxing and an outdoor table that seats 8 people. A walkway leads down to the white sugar sand beach, with a reef offshore a few hundred feet that offers excellent snorkeling.

The house is fully equipped with a gourmet kitchen, dishwasher, front loading washer/dryer, huge gas grill, full AC, ceiling fans, local and US telephone, free DSL internet, etc.

Beachwatch has all the amenities that you would expect in a deluxe rental, including a 26 KW auto start generator for the power outages that the Abacos are famous for.

Once you stay at Beachwatch, we think that you will agree that it is the best oceanfront rental value on Guana Cay


Keywords: House, Cottage, Oceanfront, Beach

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1720 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                small non shedding pets may be allowed on an individiaual basis....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Kitchen
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Stove
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Seating for 8 people

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central unit in main area and master BR, window units in other bedrooms...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Beach towels are provided as well...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Front loading high efficiency...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Auto start 26 Kw generator will run entire house during pwoer outages.

                  Entertainment

                  • Toys:

                    Boogie boards and inflateable water toys...moreless

                  • Books:

                    large collection of paperback novels...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    US VOIP phone (area code 512) with free calls to the US and Canada...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    (2) Local Bahamas phone VOIP US phone...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    screen porch with table on street side....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    Property extends down to high water mark on stunning white sand beach...moreless

                  • Oceanfront

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • Walking
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shelling
                  • Boating
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Sailing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Aug 15, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,000 $9,000
                  Fall
                  Aug 16 - Dec 19, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $450
                  $2,500 $8,400
                  Christmas
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  Spring
                  Jan 15 - May 31, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  $3,000 $9,000
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay

                  $3,000 $9,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Discounts available for rentals of two weeks or more. Rates are subject to change until booked.


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                  Last updated: 06/24/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marsh Harbor, Abacos
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Government Dock
                  0.04 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  5 mile white sand beach
                  0.25 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Nippers
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Orchid Bay Marina

                  Car: Not Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  Why the Owner Chose Great Guana Cay:
                  The Abacos are only 165 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida. So getting there is fairly easy compared to locations further south such as the Virgin Islands. Until recently, it was occupied mostly by British Loyalists, who practiced fishing and boat building. The island is very laid back and friendly. As owners, we have become friends with both the local residents and many of the second home owners on the island.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Well, first there is the great beach in front of the house. Just sunbathing on the beach reading your favorite book is very enjoyable. Then there is a nice snorkeling reef between us and Nippers. We are Scuba divers, and Dive Guana will take you to some very nice dive sites in the general vicinity. If you like to sail, the Sea of Abaco is a nice place to do so, and sailboat rentals are available in Marsh Harbor. You can also rent a powerboat at Dive Guana and explore the whole Sea of Abaco (Man O War, Elbow Cay, etc.) on your own.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Beachwatch from the ocean side

                    Beachwatch from the ocean side

                  • Beach looking southeast from house - Nippers is the building next to the rocks

                    Beach looking southeast from house - Nippers is the building next to the rocks

                  • Deck on the Ocean side has table for 8 plus plenty of room for sunbathing

                    Deck on the Ocean side has table for 8 plus plenty of room for sunbathing

                  • This is one of the reefs on the ocean side of Guana Cay

                    This is one of the reefs on the ocean side of Guana Cay

                  • Relax in this hammock in the back yard

                    Relax in this hammock in the back yard

                  • One half of the spacious living room

                    One half of the spacious living room

                  • Large kitchen equiped for gormet cooks

                    Large kitchen equiped for gormet cooks

                  • Master bedroom with view of the ocean

                    Master bedroom with view of the ocean

                  • Bananas in the front yard, papayas in the back yard, this is tropical

                    Bananas in the front yard, papayas in the back yard, this is tropical

                  • This ramp gives handicap access.  Also nice for bringing in suitcases.

                    This ramp gives handicap access. Also nice for bringing in suitcases.

                  • If you ask nice, they will let you drive the ferry boat

                    If you ask nice, they will let you drive the ferry boat

                  • Put yourself in these chairs - directly in front of the house

                    Put yourself in these chairs - directly in front of the house

                  • Typical sunset from the rooftop deck

                    Typical sunset from the rooftop deck

                  • Our grandkids enjoying the beach in front of the house

                    Our grandkids enjoying the beach in front of the house

                  • Beach looking northwest towards Dolphin Beach Estates

                    Beach looking northwest towards Dolphin Beach Estates

                  • Stairway to the beach - looks like this guy thinks it is his beach

                    Stairway to the beach - looks like this guy thinks it is his beach

                  • The other half of the living room.

                    The other half of the living room.

                  • Dining room table seats 8

                    Dining room table seats 8

                  • Bedroom number 2

                    Bedroom number 2

                  • Bunk Bedroom

                    Bunk Bedroom

                  • Bathroom #2 - fairly spacious by Bahamas standards.

                    Bathroom #2 - fairly spacious by Bahamas standards.

                  VRBO #340205

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $429 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 06/24/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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