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Livin' the Dream on Great Guana Cay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

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!

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Craig Beggins
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Craig Beggins

Hey! We're Craig and Angelique Beggins!

Craig Beggins purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Craig Beggins chose Bahamas

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

What makes this cottage unique

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Livin' the Dream on Great Guana Cay
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

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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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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We lived the Dream!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing. Perfect get-away and loved how private it was. The owner was very helpful and the property is in a great location where you can cart to fun bars in just minutes. The view is breathtaking, we loved every minute.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livin the Dream- it lives up to the name.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful vacation home. We spent a week in Livin The Dream and it was the most perfect vacation that my husband and I had ever taken. This home is cozy, has spectacular views, and you will have a hard time leaving the large porch which is adorned with relaxing hammock chairs. Simply spectacular sunrises, sunsets, and countless stars in the night sky as you enjoy this home and special time.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owners arranged for us to be greeted by Darvin the caretaker with golf carts ready for the week. The trip to the home was fun and when we turned into the trail leading to the home, I knew it would be a fun week. The home is beautiful and the view from the back porch is amazing. Snorkle off the dock, spend the mornings watching the sunrise from the hammock chairs on the back porch. We spent the week traveling around the island visiting every spot we could returning to the quiet and peaceful home on the bluff. The property is private, quiet and a great place to recharge the batteries. The home had everything we needed and is located conveniently close to the settlement and Baker's Bay where we spent most of our time. I highly recommend this proerty to anyone looking to escape from the busy world.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Marsh Harbor
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Central Abaco Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Minumum $500 deposit - Credit Cards Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Central Abaco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1)
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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
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.

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