2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) ON the Ocean!
About Jack Bowers
Christian, non-smoker, and pharmacist. Blessed with 2 children, 2 grandsons, 1 grand daughter and blessed to 'borrow this place from God for a while'.
Jack Bowers purchased this House in 2005
Why Jack Bowers chose South Abaco
We searched the Cayman's, Virgin islands, FL keys, and out islands of the Bahamas (every isle from Aruba to Kauai) for decades in search of our dream home. None of our rentals came close to what this location has to offer and more. It is also very close to the U.S. (~180 miles), is protected by the U.S military, and bases it's dollar upon ours (no need for exchange). It has the beauty parts of Florida may have had a century ago, without the congestion & crime, but with most of today's modern infrastructure. To us it offers the best of both worlds.
What makes this House unique
Getting away from it ALL, while enjoying the beauty of beach, ocean, palms, rare birds and phenomenal views of the Milky Way. This place possesses a unique and restorative beauty. We leave so relaxed that it seems you could pour us into a glass. On an average day, you may see one person on our beach, one of the longest in the Caribbean. The residents are largely friendly, honest, religious folk in touch with what's important. It's about as close as we've come to heaven on Earth.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
on screened porches or outdoors only please.
we have made a few exceptions - service animals
Stone fireplace hearth. Slightly elevated deck.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We've stayed at quite a few vacation rentals, and some feel more comfortable than others. Beach Haven has the magical quality of making you feel like you're at home from day one. The setting is gorgeous, and the house itself makes it clear that it is been much-loved by the owners. Comfortable furniture, including the beds, a great kitchen set up, and everything you can imagine that you would need, including some classic movies and games -- we found a very challenging ocean theme puzzle that occupied our inside time for days. Outside, the sweet cats, hermit crabs, parrots, and other creatures we encountered gave us daily surprises. The ocean was different every day we were there. We were fortunate enough to have one very low wind day that was perfect for my young daughter to play in the water and on the other days she played in the crashing waves, and/or we visited one of the many other nearby beaches. Our favorite swimming beach was at Coco's on Treasure Cay, but Casuarina was also a lot fun for calm water and beach combing. We loved our week in paradise and would definitely stay at Beach Haven again!
Thank you so much Jennifer! We feel very blessed to share this li'l slice of Heaven! And that 30% of 1st time renters book a 2nd stay within a year (discounted of course!). Best to you & yours, Pappy Jack
A heavenly memorable 40 year Anniversary in Paradise vacation anyone could ever ask for.❤️🏝
Our dream 40 year Anniversary Paradise was heavenly❤️🙏�🏝�. From the moment we walked in to the 180 degree breathtaking view and sound of the beautiful ocean was unbelievable! I could not get over how the view and sound was absolutely heavenly. Forgive me if I keep repeating myself but I cannot forget what a wonderful welcome it was. So relaxing and comforting! Just what my husband and I needed. We enjoyed walking on the beach, relaxing in the sun on the huge deck and read and listened to the sound of the ocean. Very therapeutic 🙏�❤️🏝�😎�🥂�🍹�. Full kitchen, music ( could have used a few speakers for outside )very spacious and open areas so we didn’t have to leave unless we wanted to. Even though we had some issues with some annoying ants and flying insects at sunrise and sunsets the view the sound the serenity was so glorious 🙏�❤️
I truly cannot stop looking at all my pictures everyday and of course I have my beautiful memories. We did take a few day trips but found it hard to want to leave our little time we had at this heavenly beach house. I could easily stay here for a month. We had our breakfast everyday on the enclosed screened in porch. The view and the sound of the beautiful crescent shaped beach watching the tide come and go was so soothing and heavenly! The master bedroom and master bathroom was my favorite due to the views and sounds and spaciousness. My husband and I would say it was not a resort where everything was perfect meaning you had updated decor or updated accommodations or restaurants to walk to or bartenders to have your drinks made but it was a private getaway a little piece of heaven for relaxing healing chilling out without a time schedule no hustle and bustle.
The downside: We did not have a clean beach only when the tide was out but I got past that and the ants were annoying along with flying insects at times. Maybe exterminator regularly would help a lot. The owners were very helpful and always stayed in contact with us if we had any questions. Thank you to the house keeper she had wonderful surprise of a bottle of wine and mangoes and cantaloupe waiting for us on arrival. I would say please do not use the vehicle rental “Rental Wheels”had some issues that took way too much of our previous time on our dream celebration! There was no shopping at all on the island but we managed to find s few!
Our daughter gave us a 40 year Anniversary beach house trip that will forever be in my heart and mind 🙏�❤️🏝�🥂�🍹�
- There is ample shopping, for tourist gifts, etc. Inquire for locations if important.
- The beach issue was dried seaweed at the high tide line. Normally Summer storms take most out, but the quiet 2018 storm year here was good for sand retention.
- We do exterminate regularly and normally not an issue. Something from nature did drive in more tiny ants than we've seen in 12 years, gone for now. Thank you!
Beautiful & Remote! The perfect place to escape & relax.
Beach Haven was the perfect spot to enjoy quality R&R. The house was clean & furnished with everything one would need. Once you arrive in Abaco and stock up on food & libations, you never need to leave the house. What really stood out for me during this trip (including the months of planning leading up to it) was the time Jack took to provide important information & answer questions. Unfortunately, my group experienced some travel hiccups the day of our departure. Jack was extremely responsive in helping us sort out various issues. He made a stressful situation better, and we ended up having a very memorable vacation.
If you are looking for a bar scene and “nightlife”, this may not be the house for you. If you are looking to relax & have a gorgeous beach (basically to yourself) steps from your bedroom, don’t hesitate!
Many thanks Pappy Jack!
Thank you! I keep communication high before, and during your trip if needed.
Beach Haven Week
Just returned from a week at Beach Haven. The house was perfect for us and really just as described. The beach was so long it was impossible to walk it all (though we tried). Water was really pretty and usually calm. The house had everything we needed to prep and cook meals which we did most days. We took the owners advice and went to many of the suggested places to sight see. We were rewarded with pounds of sea glass, shells and some other beautiful beaches. Day tripped Man-O-War Cay which was totally worth it. We would recommend this house to any travelers that would fit in it. The only issue we had was the wind went flat Sunday and stayed that way until Saturday morning before we left. This is really unusual in the Bahamas and it meant that the "biters" were ferocious in the evenings. Obviously not the owners fault, but take their advice and have plenty of bug repellant for insurance. Every thing about the house worked perfectly for us and we can't recommend it strongly enough for other travelers. Thanks for letting us share your Beach Haven.
Yes, calm days on the most windward side of Abaco are uncommon. There is a strong breeze @ Beach Haven around 85 to 90% of days there, with calm days tending to come in 2 to 3 day stretches. Thank you very much!
Beach Haven is the perfect Bahamas getaway.
Beach Haven is the perfect Bahamas getaway. The home was very clean and well equipped with everything vacationers need. We rented paddle boards and a kayak from Jesse and totally enjoyed snorkeling on the reef in front of the home for 2 weeks.
Best vacation house!
We had the best time at Beach Haven. We wanted a great vacation to get away from it all! We got it here. Abaco is a wonderful place to get away. Its not a touristy island but, everything is pretty easy to find.Lots of adventures to have with out leaving the island.
The house was very well equipped to hold the six of us. Easy to cook, clean and make up drinks to sit on the large patio!
I know its taken me a long time to get this on here but, I am so grateful to have stayed at Beach Haven!
It was definitely 10 days of paradise all to ourselves.
Thank you! We do recommend that you rent a car, and like to note that the house and deck are not child-proofed for young children.
We are 20 minutes from the town Marsh Harbour, Abaco's central hub. All but the last mile of the drive to Beach Haven is highway. We are also 20 minutes from Cherokee, 10 minutes from Causarina, Crossing Rocks or Schooner Bay and only 5 miles from Sawmill Sink blue hole!
Most of our renters will visit several of these spots along with Treasure Cay beach (50 minutes) and will take a ferry to one of Abaco's many outlying cays (Hopetown on Elbow Cay with the candy-striped lighthouse being the most popular). But the biggest regret we hear is not simply spending more time just chilling on our deck or beach!