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

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Last updated: 09/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

  • Villa
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Disgression of the owner...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

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


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


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


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Marina
  • Nude Beach
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    No beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available only for rentals of two weeks or more and the machine is run by house caretaker,...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Four bicycles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks come with rental...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Private tennis court plus basketball court...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

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



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Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning fee $125
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included


Rates vary depending on time of the year and the number of people in the group. The base rate of $1350 a week applies only to groups of two or less. It also only applied to rentals from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday or Sunday. For mid week to mid week rentals, rates are higher.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/11/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marsh Harbour International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pete's Pub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Marsh Harbour-Hopetown-Guana Cay-Man O'War
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Abaco Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pete's Pub and Grill
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
private beach bordering on the property

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.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • House, front garden and fountain

    House, front garden and fountain

  • Dock and panoramic deck

    Dock and panoramic deck

  • Private beach two minute walk from the house

    Private beach two minute walk from the house

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Kitchen and dining room

    Kitchen and dining room

  • Fishing opportunities galore

    Fishing opportunities galore

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

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

  • Cycling along the beaches

    Cycling along the beaches

  • two kayaks included in the rental

    two kayaks included in the rental

  • Barbecue gas grill

    Barbecue gas grill

  • Table soccer game

    Table soccer game

  • Private tennis court

    Private tennis court

  • Dining on the terrace

    Dining on the terrace

  • Fly fishing from the nearby Cherokee pier

    Fly fishing from the nearby Cherokee pier

  • Living room-dining rom

    Living room-dining rom

  • Aerial overview of the property

    Aerial overview of the property

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Downstairs bedroom with private bathroom

    Downstairs bedroom with private bathroom

  • Game and exercise room

    Game and exercise room

  • New pool table on upstairs screened porch

    New pool table on upstairs screened porch

  • Private dock

    Private dock

  • Bathroom with shower for the master bedroom

    Bathroom with shower for the master bedroom

  • Barbells in the game room

    Barbells in the game room

  • New panoramic deck overlooking Little Harbour and the ocean beyond

    New panoramic deck overlooking Little Harbour and the ocean beyond

VRBO #7018

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