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Driftaway Sea to Sea / Waterfront Property Front and Back -Private

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Driftaway private beach area with steps into the Sea of Abaco (front of house)

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Last updated: 10/05/2012

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marsh Harbour house description

Driftaway is a beautiful, tastefully furnished vacation home located at the end of Eastern Shores, a prestigious community on a mile-long point of land which runs east from Marsh Harbour, into the beautiful Sea of Abaco.

Driftaway is secluded and surrounded by clear turquoise water with views of numerous islands and yet is very handy to the amenities of town (approximately 2 miles). The property runs sea-to-sea with the Sea of Abaco on the north side. Driftaway also has its own protected deep-water 50 foot dock on the south side facing Sugar Loaf Channel.

The house is nestled within a tropical garden of colourful hibiscus, wild orchids, bromeliads, palms trees and winding stone paths.

Driftaway has two spacious master bedrooms (one with king size bed, one with queen), each with their own ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have large size closets/ceiling fans and a view of the Sea of Abaco. The bedrooms are separated by the large open airy great room which is equipped with a flat screen HDTV, stereo, CD and DVD.

The high vaulted ceilings and the orientation of the house to the cool gentle ocean breeze creates natural flow-through cooling. Every room is equipped with ceiling fans, including the 44 foot screened-in front porch and the sun porch off of the dining room. Three sets of double French doors open to beautiful views on three sides.

The kitchen is fully furnished, along with ice-maker, coffee grinder, microwave, blender and toaster oven. The dining room area has available seating for six.

Sun yourself on the large south facing deck furnished with lounges, patio table/chairs and a gas BBQ. There is also a pergola at one end when shade is needed. Two large pass- through windows from the kitchen serve the deck.

Relax on the muskoka chairs on the covered 44' front deck while enjoying the view of the Sea of Abaco.

You have a private sandy waterfront sitting area directly on the north side of the property. You can swim or snorkle by simply walking down six steps into the warm turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco. You also have the availability of snorkeling at several locations within very short distances by boat or by car. Fowl Cay just south of Man-O-War and Mermaid Reef are two of many reef areas for your enjoyment.

Marsh Harbour has many restaurants to choose from (2-3 miles approximately from Driftaway) that you can get to by rental car or by taxi. You can also rent a boat to visit the local islands for lunch or exploring. Hope Town, Guana and Man of War are a few of the many small islands that can be reached by your own rental boat or by ferry which is conveniently located two minutes away from the house by car or a ten-fifteen minute walk. Enjoy lunch at Nipper’s on Guana and enjoy their beautiful beach and excellent snorkelling.

Come to Driftaway to let loose and relax and you will feel all of your cares DRIFTAWAY.

What to bring:
Snorkeling gear (or this can be purchased or rented in town),
Telephone credit card for long distance calls (or you can use Skype if you have your computer)

Reservations:

To reserve Driftaway, confirmation will be received upon receipt of a 50% deposit, with the balance due 60 days before arrival date.

Reservations are by the week, or longer.

Our rental period begins at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon and ends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Refunds & Cancellation policy:

If cancelled 60 days prior to arrival full refund minus a $100 administration fee.

If cancelled 30-60 days prior to arrival full refund for any days re-booked. 50% of any un-booked days + $100 administration fee will be retained.

If cancelled 1-29 days prior to arrival full refund for any days re-booked. 100% of any un-booked days + $100 administration fee will be retained.

Maximum of 4 guests. No children under age of 12 and no pets.


Keywords: Bahamas, Abaco, Driftaway, ocean front, water front, water 2 sides, very private 2 bedroom 2 bathroom island house, end of the prestigious Eastern Shore Peninsula, view of the Sea of Abaco, private swimming area directly at front of property, snorkeling, private 50' dock - 7' depth at low tide

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

                  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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                  • Bedroom 1 - King size bed (1) 5 drawer dresser; full size closet; reading lamps; private ensuite bathroom, Queen size Beds (1) 5 drawer dresser; full size closet; reading lamps; private ensuite bathroom...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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                  • 2 full bathrooms, both including bathtub/shower

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    6...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Freezer
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Microwave
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  Amenities

                  • Linens Provided:

                    bedding, pillows, towels, kitchen towels, beach towels...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Kitchen, Bath Towels and Beach Towels...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Private parking for Driftaway...moreless

                  • Babysitter
                  • Living Room seats 6
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Washing Machine

                  Other Amenities

                      • Stunning views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean, Private parking, Private dock for your rental boat, Private beach, Snorkeling at Protected Sanctuary of Mermaid Reef, all sorts of sea life in 10 feet of water accessible by the beach. Spa at Abaco Beach Resort and April Higgs at end of Johnnycake Lane, fitness gym downtown, dockage available on property. World famous diving features in National Geographic....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Television:

                        Flat Screen HDTV...moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable
                      • Video Library
                      • Games
                      • Books
                      • Music Library
                      • DVD Player
                      • CD Player
                      • Stereo

                      Communications

                      • Internet:

                        Free Long Distance : If you have a computer you can use skype to make long distance calls....moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Long distance on telephone requires credit card...moreless

                      • Broadband Access

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Boat:

                        Rental boats available. Some will bring directly to Driftaway private dock...moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        44' front screened in front porch, table / 4 chairs, 2 muskoka chairs...moreless

                      • Balcony:

                        44' front screened in front porch, table / 4 chairs, 2 muskoka chairs...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        35' x 15' back deck, 2 chaise lounges, table / 4 chairs...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        15' x 15' screened in sun room, 3 seater sofa and chair...moreless

                      • Water Sports Gear:

                        All available to purchase or rent in town...moreless

                      • Bicycles:

                        Rentals available in town...moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Rentals available in town...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        Gas BBQ...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas

                      Theme

                      • Budget
                      • Sports & Activities
                      • Away From It All
                      • Family
                      • Romantic
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Location & View

                      • Oceanfront:

                        Waterfront on two sides of house, Sea of Abaco is directly in front of house Deep water channel at back of house which connects to Sea of Abaco...moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Sea of Abaco is directly in front of house, with the Atlantic Ocean in the distance...moreless

                      • Beachfront:

                        beach front sitting area, walk down 6 steps into the Sea of Abaco...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Churches
                      • Duty Free Shops
                      • Marina
                      • Reefs
                      • Library
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking
                      • Shelling
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Photography
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Laundromat
                      • Snorkeling
                       

                      Reviews

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                      $1500.00 per week for 1 to 2 people-December 1 to August 31+ 10% BHT
                      $1700.00 per week for 3 people - December 1 to August 31 + 10% BHT
                      $1900.00 per week for 4 people - December 1 to August 31+ 10% BHT
                      $1300.00 per week for 1 to 2 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
                      $1500.00 per week for 3 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
                      $1700.00 per week for 4 people - September 1 to November 30+ 10% BHT
                      Discounts offered for rentals of 3 weeks of more
                      Resv are confirmed upon receipt of 50% deposit, balance due 60 days before arrival
                      

                      Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Location

                      • Treasure Cay International Billfish Tournament

                      • The Jib Room

                        "Great food and people! This funky restaurant and bar is a hangout for locals and boat owners..."

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                      • Albury's Ferry Service

                      • Hope Town Lighthouse

                        "Probably the most recognizable landmark on the Abacos. This 89-foot high candy-striped edif..."

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                      • Mangoes Restaurant

                        "Great atmosphere directly overlooking the water. Beautiful view, beautiful people looking a..."

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                      • Wally's

                        "Best fish and chips in town!"

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                      • Fowl Cay

                        "Fowl Cay Underwater Park, located at the north end of nearby Man-0-War Cay, provides divers ..."

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                      • Snappas

                        "Good place to grab a burger and a beer!"

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                      • Abaco National Park

                        "Built in 1836, but with its original mechanism dismantled, the light-house now has an automa..."

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                      • Dive Abaco Since 1978

                        "Conveniently located in the heart of Marsh Harbour only 3 miles from Marsh Harbour Internati..."

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                      • Mermaid Reef

                        "Excellent snorkeling by boat / auto / bicycle. Easy access from shore off of Pelican Shores..."

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                      • Pete's Pub

                        "Little Harbour's remote and lush surroundings offered inspiration for bronze sculptor, the l..."

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                      • Wild Parrot National Park Conservation Area

                        "In 1994, The Bahamas National Trust (BNT) established the Abaco National Park primarily to p..."

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                      • Tahiti Beach

                        "Tahiti Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in the Bahamas, is located a short distanc..."

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                      • Nippers Beach Bar & Grill

                        "Located on Great Guana Cay, the largest of the cays in the chain of islands off the shore of..."

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                      • Treasure Sands Club

                        "A little expensive, but a great atmosphere. Drink and an appetizer only."

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                      • Curly Tails Restaurant & Bar

                        "Great little bar upstairs to go for nibbles and drinks in afternoon or full dinner restauran..."

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                      • Jib Room

                        "Best ribs in town!"

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                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH)
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Going to Hope Town / Man of War (1 mile)
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Great Abaco Highway
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Curly Tails/Anglers/Mangoes/Wally's/Snappas
                      18 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Treasure Cay
                      1.7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Curly Tails/Anglers/Mangoes/Wally's/Snappas

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      10 minutes to airport, 5 minutes to grocery store

                       

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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Driftaway private beach area with steps into the Sea of Abaco (front of house)

                        Driftaway private beach area with steps into the Sea of Abaco (front of house)

                      • Front yard (partial) showing the Sea of Abaco from the screened in front lanai

                        Front yard (partial) showing the Sea of Abaco from the screened in front lanai

                      • Driftaway great room with fireplace - flat screen HDTV, DVD, CD, stereo

                        Driftaway great room with fireplace - flat screen HDTV, DVD, CD, stereo

                      • Driftaway - Dining area / Great Room

                        Driftaway - Dining area / Great Room

                      • Driftaway Bahama room overlooking back garden & Sugar Loaf Channel / ceiling fan

                        Driftaway Bahama room overlooking back garden & Sugar Loaf Channel / ceiling fan

                      • 2nd Master Bedroom -King Size Bed- full closet/5 drawer dresser-ensuite bathroom

                        2nd Master Bedroom -King Size Bed- full closet/5 drawer dresser-ensuite bathroom

                      • Front screened in porch - one side dining / one side muskoka chairs for relaxing

                        Front screened in porch - one side dining / one side muskoka chairs for relaxing

                      • Sugar Loaf channel from deck/ BBQ, patio chairs and chaise lounges

                        Sugar Loaf channel from deck/ BBQ, patio chairs and chaise lounges

                      • Driftaway back deck view to garden & view of Sugar Loaf Channel (with 50' dock)

                        Driftaway back deck view to garden & view of Sugar Loaf Channel (with 50' dock)

                      • Driftaway view of back deck from garden area

                        Driftaway view of back deck from garden area

                      • Driftaway steps to the shallow warm turquoise Sea of Abaco

                        Driftaway steps to the shallow warm turquoise Sea of Abaco

                      • Driftaway front entrance

                        Driftaway front entrance

                      • View of Sea of Abaco from front screened sun porch

                        View of Sea of Abaco from front screened sun porch

                      • Driftaway great room

                        Driftaway great room

                      • Back screened in sun porch with comfortable seating

                        Back screened in sun porch with comfortable seating

                      • Guest Room - airy, bright, plenty of closet space and 5 drawer dresser

                        Guest Room - airy, bright, plenty of closet space and 5 drawer dresser

                      • 1st master (qn. bed)/ 2 full windows with view/ vaulted ceiling/ensuite bathroom

                        1st master (qn. bed)/ 2 full windows with view/ vaulted ceiling/ensuite bathroom

                      • Driftaway side garden with lush foliage - showing 2nd entrance to back deck

                        Driftaway side garden with lush foliage - showing 2nd entrance to back deck

                      • View of Sugar Loaf Channel from back sun porch

                        View of Sugar Loaf Channel from back sun porch

                      • Driftaway private 50' dock with 7' depth on Sugar Loaf Channel (back of house)

                        Driftaway private 50' dock with 7' depth on Sugar Loaf Channel (back of house)

                      • Driftaway path to private swimming area in the Sea of Abaco

                        Driftaway path to private swimming area in the Sea of Abaco

                      • Aerial photo - Driftaway is 2nd house from the end on the peninsula - see map

                        Aerial photo - Driftaway is 2nd house from the end on the peninsula - see map

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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