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Oceanfront, Private Beach, Tennis Court, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes

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Last updated: 07/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Little Harbour villa description

Bahama Backroads villa is one of the few rental properties in the Bahamas with private tennis court, dock, and beach. There are panoramic ocean sunrise and bay sunset views. World-class sailfishing is only ten minutes from dock. Best Bahamian bonefishing out the backdoor.

Tennis in the morning, fishing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, diving, or just plain lounging in the afternoon. If you want pure rest and relaxation, this is the place. Use of two sea kayaks and four bicycles come with the cottage.

The house also features a game room with ping pong and fusball table. A pool table has recently been added to the upstairs porch. There is also a weight machine for daily workouts. Three bicycles and two sea kayaks are included in the rental.

The Bahama Backroads villa, located on two secluded acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, also now includes a separate, spacious one-bedroom, one-bath apt with with dining area, terrace and fully equipped kitchen overlooking garden and with water view. This apt is only available to a rental group that might have separate family or friends who want to join for a visit. Inquire to owner for rates.

The Abaco Club oceanfront golf course is only 10 minutes away and the Treasure Key championship golf course is only a 30-minute drive. Little Harbour is located 25 miles south of Marsh Harbor, where car and boat rentals are available. Forty-minute flights to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and West Palm Beach with American, Continental, and US Airways.


There are numerous nearby beaches withing walking distance. The Winding Bay beach is easily reached via bicycle. Cherokee, a charming old Bahamian fishing village, is also nearby and offers a great beach and swimming pier. There is a also great bonefishing in the Cherokee Sound.

Other day trips includes a visit to the nearby Abaco National Park to see wild parrots.

One of the best ways to tailor your stay at the Bahama Backroads villa is to rent a boat in Marsh Harbour and make the 45 minute journey down through the Sea of Abaco. Along the way there is the Pelican Keys underwater nature reserve where you can tie up to a mooring ball and snorkle. Schools of huge, harmless leopard rays are plentiful in the reserve.

There are also various barrier islands that can easily be reached by taking the kayaks from the dock at the house. There are miles of secluded, pristine beaches on those barrier islands.



Keywords: Secluded oceanfront villa, private beach, private tennis court, two kayaks and four bicycles, pool table, phoos ball table, fitness room, panoramic sunning deck

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Disgression of the owner...moreless

          • Nude Beach
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dining
          • Child's Highchair
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Available only for rentals of two weeks or more...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            No beach towels...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room
          • Fitness Room / Equipment
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Property measures 2 acres, totally secluded and located on peninsula. Property extends from one side of the peninsula to the other with water on both sides....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Ping Pong Table
              • VCR
              • Pool Table
              • Video Game Console
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Music Library
              • CD Player
              • Foosball
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Books
              • Toys
              • Game Room

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                Abaco Club two miles away - first ever tropical links course; Treasure Cay course 30 miles...moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Some snorkeling gear provided but best to bring your own...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Private tennis court plus basketball court...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Beachfront
              • Ocean View
              • Beach View
              • Oceanfront
              • Rural
              • Village
              • Waterfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Basketball Court
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Kayaking
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Tennis
              • Surfing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Churches
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Marina
              • Recreation Center
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.6
              from 13 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas-New Year
              Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,850
              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,350

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning fee $125
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              Rates vary depending on time of the year and the number of people in the group. The base rate of $1200 a week applies only to groups of two or less. Consult owner for Christmas and other holiday period rates.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/12/2014
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              Location

              20 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Marsh Harbour International Airport
              10 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Marsh Harbour-Hopetown-Guana Cay-Man O'War
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              private beach bordering on the property
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Pete's Pub
              2 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Abaco Club
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Pete's Pub and Grill

              Car: Necessary

              The Bahama Backroads is located in the seaside villag ef Little Harbour, which includes a pub-restaurant, gallery and foundry where marine sculptures and jewelry is made. There are various beaches and uninhabited islands to explore.

              There is also a championship, oceanfront golf course nearby as well as superb fly and deep sea fishing.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About the owner: I am a freelance writer who first visited the Bahamas on a sailboat more than 20 years ago and have been coming back ever since. My appreciation of the unspoiled tropical environment that the Bahama Backroads Villa featurs stems from a career writing about environmental and sustainable living issues. Previously I worked for Time Magazine and the United Nations Environment Program and was based in Nairobi, Kenya, where I served as the editor of UNEP's Our Planet magazine.

              Why the Owner Chose Little Harbour:
              Little Harbour is unique village in an unspoiled tropical environment. Having seen the haphazard, reckless development of so many beautiful seaside resorts over the years it is nice to be able to go to one that is still an oasis from crowds and crass overdevelopment.

              The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
              A typical day starts with a swim and then breakfast on the porch. Later in the morning I try to get in a game of tennis. After doing chores around the house I usually do some reading and otherwise just take it easy. After some late afternoon fly-fishing in the flats in Robinson's Bight, the highlight of the evening is a cocktail on the screened porch that offers a stupendous sunset panorama.


              Contact us

              Speaks: french, italian, spanish, english

              Links to more information:

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              Photos

              • Aerial overview of the property

                Aerial overview of the property

              • Kitchen and dining room

                Kitchen and dining room

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Dock: great for sunbathing, swimming and of course fishing boat tie up

                Dock: great for sunbathing, swimming and of course fishing boat tie up

              • New pool table on upstairs screened porch

                New pool table on upstairs screened porch

              • Private beach two minute walk from the house

                Private beach two minute walk from the house

              • Championship golf course nearby

                Championship golf course nearby

              • Private dock

                Private dock

              • Barbecue gas grill

                Barbecue gas grill

              • Bathroom with shower for the master bedroom

                Bathroom with shower for the master bedroom

              • Barbells in the game room

                Barbells in the game room

              • House, front garden and fountain

                House, front garden and fountain

              • Dining on the terrace

                Dining on the terrace

              • Downstairs bedroom with private bathroom

                Downstairs bedroom with private bathroom

              • Game and exercise room

                Game and exercise room

              • Cycling along the beaches

                Cycling along the beaches

              • Fly fishing from the nearby Cherokee pier

                Fly fishing from the nearby Cherokee pier

              • two kayaks included in the rental

                two kayaks included in the rental

              • Swimming from pier in the nearby village of Cherokee

                Swimming from pier in the nearby village of Cherokee

              • Dock and panoramic deck

                Dock and panoramic deck

              • Fishing opportunities galore

                Fishing opportunities galore

              • Table soccer game

                Table soccer game

              • Private tennis court

                Private tennis court

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              This listing was first published here in 2001.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

              $1,350 - $1,850 per week (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 07/12/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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