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Moonrise Eco Cottage a Tropical Private Romantic Sea to Sea Nature Retreat

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A panorama of a private, personal floation beach for total relaxation


Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

A romantic private beach to get tanned and fall back in love with life

No roads ...this is a true, true island experience with access to activity requiring a rental boat, tour guide or charter ferry. An oasis of waterfront tropical bliss in environmental harmony at this peaceful, private sea to sea property. A refreshingly green and elegantly modern rustic escape beckons nature lovers, spiritual seekers, romantic adventurers, sensual souls, creative and romantic spirits. Breathtaking views of crystal clear water to Tahiti Beach with a special private beach on six sea to sea acres of north Lubbers Cay. This ideal, clandestine getaway provides a perfect sanctuary bordered by the brilliant Sea of Abaco bathed by the rising sun and moon. Finding Moonrise is your private 'Slice of Paradise' Easy access to Cracker P's, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, area reefs and more. Sustainable solar energy provides a silent and reliable power source for your classically styled pioneer wooden cottage. Amusement by curly tail lizards, abundant resident sea life right under the dock and tropical birds flutter into your meditations. Easy access by boat, safe, private and laid back living. Fresh air, fragrant blossoms, the luxury of silence and open skies.

Comfortably Tropically Green: 'The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man'. ~Author Unknown
Unplug and Indulge in the peaceful water and soft sand of your own beach. Marvel at the infinity of a star-washed sky. From our guests:'Nothing compared to Moonrise and its seclusion. You can literally walk around naked! The lot is gorgeous with tropical trees and flowers and plants. It is very private, a great place for relaxation, solitude, romance . . . you name it! We are so glad we chose Moonrise.' 'Moonrise For Romance was just what we needed.....and actually went way beyond our expectations'
'Our experience here was simply awesome! After researching several options, we landed at Moonrise. Thank you universe . . . thank you Marlee. How often can you find a place so far from home that is so comfortable that you are immediately at home? Wow, Wow, Wow. We felt like imperial guests at some one's home - not your typical rental house -- empty, barren, cold, this is paradise!

Personal Freedom Undisturbed Privacy: Our spirits have been nurtured completely. So peaceful, only the sounds of nature. This has not only been a life-changing experience, but one we will cherish in our hearts forever' The view every morning was spectacular!
You will love the sleeping accommodations! No curtains mar the waterfront views. The entire cottage and grounds are absolutely charming and romantic! The bathroom is a unique separate building -- very clean, very close, flush toilet . . . no problem. You will absolutely love the garden shower that is outside among the plants.'
Landscaping is very natural and beautiful attracting many wild birds. This is an adventure best suited to those who appreciate ecology and a simply elegant new age pioneer lifestyle experience. Solar electricity with abundant energy, charging laptops, cameras, etc, no problem. Time to leave the electronics in a bag and embrace the real culture of a wild island experience gently tamed by the conscious hands of the artist owner.

Open Style Living: The cottage was designed to open to the daily sunshine and breezes with very large screened windows. There is no air conditioning and for the months of August and September the cottage is not generally available for rent. The exception is if you are happy to have your cooling provided by fans and water immersion (my personal favorite). This is a very, very comfortable lifestyle for those wishing to decompress and become self aware and conscious of the cycle of life in harmony with nature. If you like 'glamping' this will exceed your expectations and become an unforgettable experience in the bosom of nature.
Nurture your spirit, commune with nature, reconnect with inner peace and the beauty that unfolds into your daily view. Leave your clothing and cares behind and find idle time on the private beach year round. Embrace the kiss of nature
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome:

    Ideal shallow, safe beach for small children. Adventure for older children. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 2 twin/ single, 2 child bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    tent with airmatress for beach sleeping...moreless

  • Awake to the sound of waves breaking on the shore from open concept bedroom on lower floor with a king bed and king size view. Very open lifestyle, perfect for naturists. Built to view the water right from your bed with no curtains needed! WOW! Great Room Futon converts to full bed for couple. Kiddies welcome to sleep on air mattress or even set up a tent with their air mattress. A tent on the beach extends the accommodations. Ask me for more details....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: outdoor shower

    hot rainwater on demand, towels provided...moreless

  • Garden Shower is enchanting as you are surrounded by living plants, curly tail lizards, wild birds and hermit crabs. Toilet is in separate building and is a modern water saving flush toilet. All water is collected rainwater............moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a return to the extremely organic, green, simple and Eco sensitive way of living in harmony with the beauty and nature of the best of historic Abaco. The woods and beach is pristine with orchids, hardwoods, blossoming trees, migratory and resident birds as well as sea life. This experience will enchant you and your young family and is rapidly disappearing as an option in our overdeveloped resort world. Stillness and expansiveness will greet your journey to Moonrise and keep the memories of playfulness with freedom and safety alive for a long time. This is a solar operated 12Volt and low voltage lifestyle. Summer guests please note there is NO air conditioning however you have the use of 3 fixed and 3 mobile fans for those occasional hot, still, summer nights!...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    No television reception but a collection of DVDs if available...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Private beach (clothing optional) on the western property on Moonrise ...a 10 minute walk through the native tropical hardwoods and thatch palm....moreless

  • Beach View:

    East side faces beautiful Tahiti Beach through Tilloo Cut is the Atlantic. West side beach faces Abaco Sea to Man O War and Marsh Harbour. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Beach on property 10 minute walk. Lose your clothing, find serenity. Live free, naked and happy at Moonset Beach. All beaches permit access below high water mark, occasional visitors may arrive....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    One minute by boat to ocean fishing through Tilloo Cut...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    You will hear the Atlantic surf and catch a glimpse of surf spray at high tide through Tilloo Cut. Moonrise is protected from the gigantic ocean swells on the Sea of Abaco opposite Tahiti Beach. ...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    More protected than the Atlantic the Sea of Abaco is shallow connecting through nearby ocean cuts. This makes boating through the island settlements exquisitely comfortable....moreless

  • Rural:

    Away from all the developments the Northern point of Lubbers is undeveloped and under populated....moreless

  • Water View:

    Every view from the cottage give you water views....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Two waterfront choices, the eastern dock looking over Tahiti Beach and Tilloo ocean cut and the western beach waterfront looking toward Marsh Harbour...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Dock on the water with a great view to watch the maritime traffic and focus on Tahiti Beach...moreless

Natural Features

  • Private Island

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Parties accommodate 18 persons to be seated. Some outdoors on Adirondock chairs. Beach parties unlimited. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    Small outdoor fire pit for gathering around or beach fires...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Internet:

    Signal is variable with wireless provider...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Open to the views with breezes. Futon, rocking chair, loveseat, desk, hammocks....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Unnecessary as there are no roads...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Cell phone minutes to use...moreless

  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bahamas WiMax or Out Island Internet...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press or old fashioned perk...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Baking supplies, large cook pots, cast iron frying pan. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pewter plates, antique dinnerware, glasses, flatware, stainless steel cookware, ...everything you need including a magic bullet....moreless

  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet cooking with everything you need. Small microwave, fridge and full size propane stove with oven, small grill for outdoor cooking. ...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Counter top small microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Always a few staples left by guests including coffee, tea, spices, sugar. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Operates efficiently using propane. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Full size propane burners with oven...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    Several rental boat companies offer good rates and as you are at a waterfront property you have a dock. It's so much more fun to travel with a boat. ...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Adirondack Chairs and Hammocks to relax on decks. Separate yoga deck at ground level...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Yoga Deck ....quiet reading with hammock hangers...moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane Grills...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,300 $4,000

Changeover Day: Sunday

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10
  • cleaning fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • 2 person Kayak use $50
  • Taxes Not included


Daily rate $250.00 with a minimum of 4 days! Discounts after 2 weeks. I accept PayPal. Fees for PayPal are deducted from your security deposit. This is an off the grid solar home on a desert island. You have the luxury of privacy on the beach and house however you do not have unlimited resources. Water and electricity captured by solar panels must be conserved. I strongly recommend a boat rental for you to have access off the property. Best suited for intimate couples or young families who have lived on a boat or off grid cabin. Refunds on your reservation ONLY if another guest can be placed for the weeks you vacate. Alternatively you will be offered a credit for a future stay within 90 days of cancellation.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Hope Town Lighthouse

  • Tahiti Beach

    "Gaze at Tahiti beach from Moonrise deck, can't resist the welcome? Just hop onto your boat..."

  • Hope Town Harbour Lodge Restaurant

    "I have always considered the Harbour Lodge to be the absolute best for atmosphere, food and ..."

  • On the Beach Bar and Grill

    "Fabulous beach view with good burgers and beer. Hard to get to if you don't have bicycles o..."

  • Cracker P's Bar & Grill

    "Can't get better local Lubbers culture than Cracker P's less than a mile from Moonrise. Acc..."

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    "Next to Cracker P's Lubber's Landing offers an alternate to the overflow of Cracker P's. For..."

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    "A bit more than a mile from Moonrise for Romance this restaurant is open daily and offers so..."

6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marsh Harbour International
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hope Town or ferry can be chartered to your dock
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
on property private beach lose your clothing

Car: Not Necessary

A truly private sea to sea retreat accessible by boat to your private dock with a private beach. Traditional island style wooden cottage solar powered offers all simple comforts. Perhaps the friendliest island experience you will ever have. Unforgettable and enchanting Abaco adventure at a serene and green cottage at Lubbers in the Northern Bahamas. No casinos, no pollution, no stress, no traffic jams, no end to the protected shallow turquoise waters with abundant reef life, charming and welcoming native population, a water enthusiast paradise. Take a look for yourself The essence of Bali living less than 200 miles off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Historic Loyalist villages, home grown music of the islands, art and events in easy going and welcoming island settlements. Easy boat rentals with helpful resources for your safe use on the water. Shopping a 10 minutes boat ride, fresh fish and deep sea charters on Lubbers, , bakery and arrangements for private chef and delivered meals on occasion. Cracker P's a local restaurant a mile from your cottage for time convenience. Romantic kayak destination on the calm shallows or paddle over to Tahiti Beach. Private tours with Captain Plug's Adventures and many guides for deep sea fishing nearby. Kayak rental upon request. Water taxi and concierge service for those who do not wish to rent a boat.

Other Activities: bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, paddleboarding right on Lubbers Quarters, kayak rentals in Hope Town.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1981

About: I am a naturalist and artist and keep moving into a vision of earth harmony and connection to earth stewards. I grew up on a farm in North Western Canada and moved to the east before I began to travel south for vacations and got hooked on tropical weather. I began the construction of Moonrise with my husband and young family however the marriage failed in the second year and I was afforded the opportunity to live as a single mom, single resident on a tropical island. I considered myself the queen of the island until others began to arrive and settle the island. I grew into the experience of building and living in a new age lifestyle and learning a respect for nature, discarding much of the unnecessary baggage in my life and focusing on finding inner peace. Moonrise is a triumph over obstacles for a humble farm girl who was determined to prove the skeptics wrong when they declared that I could not do this on my own. I had more time than money so in my free time, I would boat to the outer shores and I began to collect sea glass found on the beaches. This passion evolved into a jewelry art enterprise after I learned silversmith skills so I could set local antique sea glass into fine jewelry. Now I am focusing on developing a style of oil painting in additional to my one of a kind sea glass designs. You can find me on face book if you are interested. My brand is Abacoseglass

Why Hope Town, The Bahamas:
We settled here as a young family of four from Eastern Canada to find a better life with clean air, water and a dream to live an organic lifestyle in nature with bigger dreams than a bank account. The property captured my heart as it was out of the village noise and had good protection from ocean swells and major tropical storms nestled behind Elbow Cay yet only a few minutes from the finer restaurants and services of Hope Town or White Sound. The best part was the unpopulated and undeveloped beach that is shallow so it was perfect for toddlers. The view over Tahiti Beach to catch the spray of breaking waves and capture the prevailing winds enchanted me. Although my children have left home there is still a playful energy and a sense of wonder at the crabs, birds, fish under the dock and open spaces to explore. As I have witnessed the development of the islands, I realized my intuitive choice and desire to buy a large piece of island waterfront was one of the better choices I made in life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Solar energy gives the house electricity without interruption and without noisy and offensive exhaust generators. This is a learning and celebration opportunity to live a green life with renewable energy. The cottage is on a 6 acre sea to sea estate parcel so there is plenty of space to roam and find peace from the noise of commerce. The dock has deep enough water to safely keep your boat with a mooring to secure it away from the dock in foul weather. Safe and away from intrusions lending a honeymoon experience to daily activities.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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  • A panorama of a private, personal floation beach for total relaxation

    A panorama of a private, personal floation beach for total relaxation

  • This private beach beckons free spirits to reclaim inner peace.

    This private beach beckons free spirits to reclaim inner peace.

  • Feel the breeze as you view a yacht sail past.

    Feel the breeze as you view a yacht sail past.

  • Restful fresh air waking up to sunrise from your bed.

    Restful fresh air waking up to sunrise from your bed.

  • Moon deck or sun deck lounging

    Moon deck or sun deck lounging

  • Wild orchids in the tropical hammock in summertime

    Wild orchids in the tropical hammock in summertime

  • A panorama photo looking back to Moonset beach on low tide.

    A panorama photo looking back to Moonset beach on low tide.

  • My peaceful reading room

    My peaceful reading room

  • Polished wood in a cottage with everything to live comfortably

    Polished wood in a cottage with everything to live comfortably

  • Cozy, equipped kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator

    Cozy, equipped kitchen with gas stove and refrigerator

  • Alone with visits from the friendly Bahama Banaquit.

    Alone with visits from the friendly Bahama Banaquit.

  • Easy to fall asleep in the moondeck hammock reading your favorite books

    Easy to fall asleep in the moondeck hammock reading your favorite books

  • Approaching Moonrise on the south eastern waterfront!

    Approaching Moonrise on the south eastern waterfront!

  • Roam freely on this private beach on west side of Moonrise sea to sea property

    Roam freely on this private beach on west side of Moonrise sea to sea property

  • A romantic bedroom with no curtains affords a tropical sunrise awakening.

    A romantic bedroom with no curtains affords a tropical sunrise awakening.

  • Waterfront swim and snorkel

    Waterfront swim and snorkel

  • Feathered Friends gather daily at the jelly bowl

    Feathered Friends gather daily at the jelly bowl

  • Entertained by the curiosity of a curly tail lizard

    Entertained by the curiosity of a curly tail lizard

  • Each sunset at Moonset Beach offers a different palette of colour

    Each sunset at Moonset Beach offers a different palette of colour

  • Open concept living welcomes nature lovers

    Open concept living welcomes nature lovers

  • An open and restful kitchen view

    An open and restful kitchen view

  • Happiest Happy Hour!

    Happiest Happy Hour!

  • Outdoor garden shower

    Outdoor garden shower

  • A glowing full moon viewed from the deck of the cottage

    A glowing full moon viewed from the deck of the cottage

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