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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
spring high season Mar 21 - Jun 6, 2015 7 night min stay
Christimas-New Year Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.