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Elephant Beach House

Elephant Beach House Bedroom # 2 Bedroom # 2 Sandy Soaking in the View Backyard Eagle Ray Passing Through View Looking South Magnificent Sunrise on Great Guana Cay Elephant Beach House Thatched Gazebo View of Kitchen and Dining Area View of Living Room, Dining Area & Kitchen View from Kitchen Sunrise at Elephant Beach House View Looking North Toward Nipper's Sunrise on Great Guana Cay View from Living Room Sandy at the Edge of the Dune Summer & Sandy Enjoying the Fabulous Beach Sunrise Scene Gazebo at Sunset Walking North Toward Nipper's View of the Reef Satellite View

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Last updated: 04/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Great Guana Cay cottage description

Elephant Beach House has approximately 700 square feet of air conditioned living area, plus scenic wood decks, thatched roof gazebo and deck overlooking the beautiful beach. Spacious stairs with comfortable landings provide additional living space to enjoy the spectacular views. Our beach is composed of some of the softest beach sand you will find anywhere in the world and is secluded (you may observe 10 people walk down the beach all day!). The cottage is rustic and cozy with split unit air conditioning and wall units for back-up. The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, stove, microwave oven, and toaster oven. The cottage is a split plan with the bedrooms each containing a queen size bed. The front bedroom has an attached bathroom with stand-up shower. The back bedroom has a water closet and an outdoor shower that overlooks the Sea of Abaco beyond the jungle. The cottage sleeps two couples comfortably. A golf cart is recommended and can be rented on the island. The lot is 750 feet deep and 100 feet wide on the beach with a tropical jungle surrounding the cottage. The cottage has a backup diesel generator in case of power outages.

Property Type

  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least age 21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only

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

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Back bedroom has a water closet and outdoor shower....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Master bedroom is cozy with a queen size bed and attached bathroom with stand up shower....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

            The back bedroom contains a water closet & outdoor shower....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Master bathroom...moreless

          • Master bathroom contains a single sink, toilet, and stand up shower.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            There is a small indoor dining room. There is also a table with bench seats on the landing of the stairs heading down to the beach....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Pantry Items
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable

          Communications

              • Internet:

                Internet is available via Bahamas WiMax. The cost is $35.00 per week, which you can purchase with a credit card. AT&T cellular service works on the island. Communicating via Skype works well. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    The cottage sits about 40 feet above the beach sand on a picturesque, secluded bluff overlooking the beach and reef. ...moreless

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Churches
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling

                      Other Activities

                          • Elephant Beach House is located on a 40 foot dune overlooking a beautiful, secluded beach with snorkeling and diving from the shore. This is a true get-away-from-it-all, laid-back island/beach locale. There are beach bars/grills, grocery store, and liquor store close by for your convenience....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • LOCATION, LOCATION- WOW!!! Welcome to Paradise.......

                            LOCATION, LOCATION- WOW!!! Welcome to Paradise.......

                            • Guest Barb
                            • Date of stay 02/06/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/14/14
                            Elephant Beach House, was everything as described and more. A short trek through the jungle on your golf cart brings you to a piece of heaven. Gorgeous location on the Wild Side (Atlantic Ocean) rustic & cozy is exactly what it is-- all you need for your getaway. Beautiful decks and stairs to the most amazing beach we've ever seen. We loved the outdoor shower looking over the jungle canopy. Doors & windows all open up to the breezes & sound of ocean waves. Lots of yard space with coconut trees and greenery, a very private, secluded home. Hammock Heaven so relaxing.... The owner Brian was very helpful, and accessible through emails and our caretaker Nancy was friendly and helpful for our arrival and set up. Locals & tourists and staff at restaurants stores etc. all around the island were fun & friendly to hang with at Nipper's and Grabbers---- the rum drinks & local fish specials - were delicious! Amazing sunrises on your own almost private beach (very few people) and sunsets at Grabber's. Swimming & snorkeling were the best, even had a visit from 2 dolphins playing out in front of house one day. Thank you for sharing your piece of Paradise with us, we will for sure return to Guana Cay in the future :)

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Barb: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Please tell your friends... but not too many, as we like our hidden little gem to stay hidden!!! Best to you and yours. Brian

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Private, seculded, views to die for!

                            Private, seculded, views to die for!

                            • Guest Gypsykim (Seattle, Washington)
                            • Date of stay 11/05/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/15/13
                            This was our second time staying at Elephant Beach. The first time was 12 years ago with our two daughters, ages 10 and 16, we liked it so much, we just had to come back. The house hasn't changed much, some improvements were air conditioning in the main house, which we never even had to turn on, cable TV and new stairs down to the beach. The views from the house and the gazebo are truly unparalleled. The beach is so private your footprints are often the only ones you'll see. Just a short walk north on the beach is the famous Nippers. A fun place to eat, drink and be merry. Just be careful of the "Nipper" drink, one is good, two are dangerous. You might even see a celebrity or two there. We saw Rick Fox, former LA Lakers basketball player. The new Bakers Bay Resort at the north end of the island is bringing in the rich and famous. It's just a short walk through the jungle path to the settlement and the grocery store. We didn't feel the need to rent a golf cart, but we are walkers and took in most of the island on foot. The cottage could use a little updating with some more counter space in the kitchen and a place to put groceries, but otherwise it has everything you need. Would also be nice to have a place for clothing either in the bedroom or bathroom. Keep in mind, Great Guana Cay is isolated and there is not a lot to do. You need to make your own fun. We were not able to rent a boat during our stay because the weather made the Abaco Sound too rough. But, we still enjoyed a very relaxing vacation. The owners are responsive and the caretaker, Glenda will take very good care of you.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Kim: Thank you for your comments. We are so glad that you returned to Elephant Beach House after so many years. We look forward to Grizzly Tower!! All the best, Brian

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Visiting from New Jersey

                            Visiting from New Jersey

                            • Guest Karen (Cherry Hill, NU)
                            • Date of stay 08/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/11/13
                            We had a wonderful stay on Guana Cay at Elephant Beach House. The lot is secluded. The beach is spectacular. The cottage is cozy, quaint and clean. The diving and fishing were awesome. It is an excellent value.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                           
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                          3 night min stay
                          $250 $250
                          Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,500

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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 04/12/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Marsh Harbour at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Albury Ferry - Great Guana Cay at 2 Kilometres
                          • Nearest Beach: Great Guana Cay at 10 Metres
                          • Nearest Barpub: Nippers Beach Bar & Grill at 250 Metres
                          • Nearest Golf: Bakers Bay at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Nippers Beach Bar & Grill at 250 Metres
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: We are attorneys in Florida. We fell in love with this property and purchased it in 2004. We are fortunate to stay at Elephant Beach House 5 times each year.

                          Why the Owner Chose Great Guana Cay:
                          If you are looking for a secluded, island/beach get away, this is an ideal property. It is rustic (not fancy). This is not a luxury property. True beach/island enthusiastics will love the seclusion...the views...and the beach.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          The stunning views and secluded nature of this property are what we love the most about Elephant Beach House.


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                          Photos

                          • Elephant Beach House

                            Elephant Beach House

                          • Bedroom # 2

                            Bedroom # 2

                          • Backyard

                            Backyard

                          • View Looking South

                            View Looking South

                          • Elephant Beach House

                            Elephant Beach House

                          • View of Kitchen and Dining Area

                            View of Kitchen and Dining Area

                          • View from Kitchen

                            View from Kitchen

                          • View Looking North Toward Nipper's

                            View Looking North Toward Nipper's

                          • View from Living Room

                            View from Living Room

                          • Summer & Sandy Enjoying the Fabulous Beach

                            Summer & Sandy Enjoying the Fabulous Beach

                          • Gazebo at Sunset

                            Gazebo at Sunset

                          • View of the Reef

                            View of the Reef

                          • Bedroom # 2

                            Bedroom # 2

                          • Sandy Soaking in the View

                            Sandy Soaking in the View

                          • Eagle Ray Passing Through

                            Eagle Ray Passing Through

                          • Magnificent Sunrise on Great Guana Cay

                            Magnificent Sunrise on Great Guana Cay

                          • Thatched Gazebo

                            Thatched Gazebo

                          • View of Living Room, Dining Area & Kitchen

                            View of Living Room, Dining Area & Kitchen

                          • Sunrise at Elephant Beach House

                            Sunrise at Elephant Beach House

                          • Sunrise on Great Guana Cay

                            Sunrise on Great Guana Cay

                          • Sandy at the Edge of the Dune

                            Sandy at the Edge of the Dune

                          • Sunrise Scene

                            Sunrise Scene

                          • Walking North Toward Nipper's

                            Walking North Toward Nipper's

                          • Satellite View

                            Satellite View

                          VRBO #477986

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                          $250 per night (USD)
                          3

                          2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 04/12/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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