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Livin' the Dream on Great Guana Cay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Welcome to our cottage ... aptly named Livin' the Dream! Peaceful, tranquil, restful and relaxing describe the atmosphere at Livin' the Dream, a quaint and cozy 2 bedroom cottage with 2 bathrooms, full kitchen, 2 lofts and a huge covered deck with hammocks and hanging chairs overlooking the crystal Sea of Abaco. Situated on nearly 2 acres, the cottage is out of site of any neighbors. The 500 foot winding drive will bring a smile to your face as you arrive at the cottage which sits directly on the Sea of Abaco. The southern exposure affords breathtaking sunrise views and the night sky is so clear, you'll be amazed at all the stars. From the deck, you can even see the spinning light from the Hope Town Light House.

With prevailing winds out of the East, Livin' the Dream typically enjoys tranquil breezes and calm seas. There's a sundeck that hangs over the Sea. When tides allow, lower a ladder from the sun deck for swimming and snorkeling right in the back yard.

For beachcombers, a brief 5 minute walk will lead you to some of the most beautiful beaches in all of Abaco. Sea treasures abound on miles of pristine secluded beaches where seldom you will see another soul.

While at Livin' the Dream, your type of relaxation is up to you. Hang out at the cottage and pass time reading, soaking in the sun, resting in hammock or just by doing nothing. Or if you'd like a little more adventure, you have everything you need on the island from a full-service marina at Orchid Bay, to boat and golf cart rentals, a dive shop complete with guided diving and snorkeling tours, a grocery store, a hardware store and your choice of various restaurants, from casual sit-down dining to fun and funky beach bars.

Great Guana Cay is just a 30 minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbour. So time your flight arrival according to the ferry schedule. Be sure to stop in for a Tailcurler, a delightfully sweet rum concoction, at Curly Tails while waiting for your ferry! Check out our website for a host of photos, area information, ferry schedules and more! Thanks for visiting!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Craig Beggins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Craig Beggins

Hi, I'm Craig Beggins, I run the largest CENTURY 21 Company in the Southeast U.S. and simply fell in love with the Abacos 20 years ago.

Craig Beggins purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Craig Beggins chose Abaco Islands

For quality R&R and near our home in Florida.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet, low key, get away from it all place.

Amenities

Great Guana Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Lofts - 2 double
  • King size beds (1)
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Notes:
What to do? Nothing. Go for a walk. Explore the coast line. Read a book. Go for a swim. Rent a bike and explore the island. Go fishing. Take a nap. Go birding. Stargaze at night. Watch the sunrise and the sunset. Grill fresh fish. Learn to make conch salad. Visit with Milo, a local shell jewelry maker. Enjoy a cold beer. Walk the beach. Enjoy the famous Sunday Pig Roast at Nipper's. Sip a rum drink in a hammock at sunset at Grabber's. Visit neighboring cays. Make new friends. Snorkel. Go scuba diving. Nothing.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
5

Always Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Our crew stay either here or in one other property when working in B Bay /Guana Cay ( depending on availability ) . They LOVE this place.The process is super easy and the property is extremely comfortable with everything you need. They will be back soon!

Thanks for the great place and hospitality!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome, thanks for taking great care of this special cottage. Looking forward to having you back.
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5

Livin' the dream was the perfect place for our family vacation! It is definitely gooder in Guana!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Guana, the house provided us with all the necessary accommodations and the location was just beautiful! The sunsets on the porch were amazing as we grilled our fresh catch and sipped on ice cold Kalik. Darvin was very helpful and responsive. We will definitely be back to Guana!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you nice Review of the House and Darvin. I shared your review with him. I'm glad you enjoyed the home. Craig
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Consider this for your stay on Guana

  • 3 of 5

We loved the privacy and location. I communicated with the owner a couple times and he was REALLY HELPFUL!!! Craig is great! The reason for the 3 stars is for just a few issues and probably would have gotten 4 except for the first reason. First, the driveway is pretty rough. It is 500 feet of private driveway but it does need some smoothing out... I know that probably is not a cheap or easy thing to do out on Guana but it would go a LONG way to making impressions better. Second, the beds in the lofts are air mattresses. I may have been better aware of that had I asked detailed questions of Craig but alas I arrived with the expectation of actual beds in the lofts. Third, we didnt have access to an outdoor cooking arrangement. I haven't been to a VRBO rental where there wasn't one. Everything else is kind of what we expected. Fishing off the dock was fun! Dolphins swimming by within 20 feet which was cool! It was private, beautiful views, close enough to great stuff and accommodating enough for us to cook in a few nights. Food on the island is REALLY GOOD!!! YOU CAN WALK TO THE BEST RESTAURANT ON THE ISLAND- MERMAIDS which is brand new!!! That is cool!!! They make a Conch Chili that is surprisingly fantastic!!!! Their grouper sandwich is the best I have ever had!!!! All within walking distance! Nice place and you should stay there if you want some privacy. It could use some furniture updates and driveway smoothing all of which I know can be difficult to do. Anyway, thanks Craig for being so gracious! He has a neat place and it is definitely worth considering for a stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, thanks for the feedback. I'll get with Darvin (Caretaker) and work on the driveway and furniture updates. I haven't been there in 6 months, I'm headed over in two weeks and we'll create an update plan. Sorry about the BBQ's. We actually have two, gas and charcoal that should have been put out under the downstairs deck. Craig
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5

Ultimate in Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Large deck overlooking the gorgeous Sea of Abaco, snorkeling right in front of cottage,

Comfortable beds, large showers, quality towels.

Everything you need in the kitchen

Safe island with very friendly people, nice restaurants

Small island with everything easily accessible with golf cart.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at Living the dream doing what we enjoy which is fishing and relaxing from the rif raf of the city life. We did rent a boat from Marsh Harbor which was not cheap($3200. with fuel 26'twin) but if you want to enjoy the beautiful waters exploring & fishing it is a nasisaty. We caught grouper, sharks, mangrove snapper & mutton snapper. We also snorkeled for conch and made fresh conch ceviche which was awesome. The house was comfortable and had all amenities needed. The porch was great we had candle light dinners looking over the Sea of Abaco priceless. We fished and snorkeled right off the docked it was beautiful. If you seeking a small secluded but breath taking experience this is your place. Craig the owner was very easy to work with. I would like to give a shout out for Darvin your property Mgr. He was there for everything we needed Thank you!! Thanks for sharing your piece of heaven with us.

Ralph & Debbie Perez

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation at Livin' The Dream

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (three children in their 20's) spent six great nights at Livin' The Dream. This was the perfect location and house for us. It was far enough from town for privacy but only took a few minutes to get there by golf cart. The porch was an awesome place to hang out morning, noon and night. We snorkeled and fished in the area in front of the house. We caught some small reef fish, but saw a lot of interesting marine life, like large rays and even a green moray. Craig, the owner was very helpful, and Darvin the property manager took care of all our needs. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Marsh Harbor
Car: not necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.