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Beach Haven! Peaceful, Quiet, Secluded... Right on the Ocean!

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This deck view never gets old. Night views superb! 'Old Kerr' rocks 1.2mi away

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Last updated: 08/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Beach Haven features 2 Bedrooms (both with king-size beds) and 2 full baths, with a Great Room (open kitchen, dining, living room w/sleeper sofa) in between the two bedrooms. Cedar woodwork and tall cathedral ceilings with fans run the length of the house. The ocean side of the Great room is surrounded by glass doors on three sides, two of which open to screened porches. The screened porches open to the bedrooms and out to a 60'x20' deck that sits a mere 60'-100' feet from the ocean (varies with tides).

Beach Haven is extremely well equipped with amenities, cooking & comfort items (as many renters have put it - 'anything you could possibly need').

The crashing surf is constant and soothing. As we are on the windward side of the island, breezes are consistent 90% of the time (which keeps 'no-see-ums' and other pests away).

Imagine…
… sleeping peacefully with your head 90 feet from the sounds of the rolling surf. ... Or sunning on the deck, or lazing in the hammock just 60 to 90 feet from the ocean.

I remember thinking to myself my first night at Beach Haven:
“With this loud ocean, I’ll never be able to slee….. zzzzzzzzzz! “

Azure water, swaying coconut palms and natural, old world beauty on the outside. Elegantly appointed and very well equipped on the inside.

Our guests tell us that "pictures simply cannot do Beach Haven justice". To help with this a bit, I created four, short video tours in August, 2015. Scroll down ~ 3/4 down this page to "Links to more information:" then the four "CLICK HERE" links. These are links to the short videos on youtube.

Restorative, peaceful, magical, well appointed amidst raw nature, private, a unique vibe ... these are words our visitors commonly use to describe Beach Haven.

It has been said that “exceptionally high levels of vibrational energy can be found in places of great beauty”.

This is Beach Haven! Your oceanfront Haven to get away from it all!!

Keywords: House, Private, Secluded, Restorative

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We are cautious about infants/small children as the house is not child-proofed. For example, the fireplace features a stone hearth and the deck rails are somewhat open. That being said, we've had kids of all ages without incident (though some teens can get bored ;-)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Outdoors only please. Deck or screened porches fine. Thank you!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master BR offers a larger room, walk-in closet, updated bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    2nd bedroom is to right upon entry; offers the best view....moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    (In Living Room; a very solid and comfy, king sofa bed) ...moreless

  • All beds are King size. Both bedrooms are spacious with lovely cedar cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans. The Bedroom to left (as you enter) is the master and offers an updated bath, walk-in closet, and room for an optional crib. Sofa bed in the great room is one of the sturdiest & most comfortable I've ever slept in. The full baths are on the far side of each bedroom, which can be a privacy issue for any persons sleeping in the Living Room who would need to pass through....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    (there is also an outdoor shower)...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    (there is also an outdoor shower)...moreless

  • Ample counter space on either side of sinks in both bathrooms for two.

Other Amenities

  • Beach Haven sits on an eight mile, fine white powder sand beach to walk on (one of the longest in the entire Caribbean!). Two dozen swaying coconut palms on the Beach Haven lot alone! Two hammocks, deck chairs, beach chairs, coolers, snorkel gear, skim boards, beach toys, games, outdoor shower, hair dryers, vibrating recliner, home theater, astronomical binoculars & tripod ... and more. Each bedroom features a cathedral ceiling and extends out to a screened-in porch with soothing ocean views. Great room with 2 inch cedar cathedral ceiling, fireplace, open kitchen & dining area, and a 180 degree view of the turquoise Atlantic! There is also a large, very comfy sofa bed in the great room, so Beach Haven can sleep up to six comfortably. The great room and both screened in porches extend to a massive deck (60’ x 20’) that sits less than 30 yards from the crashing ocean surf. Regular stiff Atlantic breezes & ceiling fans (6 total) keep all rooms 'breezin' - AC often not needed....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Large, 30 year collection!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    CD/DVD player w/iPod/mp3 player cables provided....moreless

  • Games:

    Popular board games, puzzles, playing cards & card games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Large collection of island CD's plus discs from several other genres. Stereo features an IPod dock....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite TV with all HBO, Showtime & premium channels and NFL games included! ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD/DVD/Home Theater/Surround Sound w/iPod/mp3 cord input...moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen in Great Room, 26' w/DVD player in master, 15' w/DVD player in 2nd bedroom. TV has HDMI cable....moreless

  • Toys:

    Many beach toys and floats in the shed. Also snorkeling gear for 2-3 persons in the game cabinet....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Over 100 top rated DVD movies - only the best for our guests!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    At high tide the water approaches closer than 60 feet from the deck! With the stiff breeze you can get hit by a small droplet of salt spray ... in bed! And literally roll out of bed into the ocean!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    Teak dining table for 6 indoors. The bar between the kitchen and great room has four tall stools. Also a table for 6 on deck (but often a bit windy) and small tables on screened porches....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three separate AC units - one for each BR, one for Great room. Each controlled by remote control. Rarely needed except warmest months due to strong tropical breezes. Also 6 heavy duty fans throughout....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Satellite. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Ample bedding, beach and bath towels are supplied....moreless

  • Living Room:

    2 Sofas seat 6, plus 1 Armchair and 1 Vibrating Recliner. 42' flat screen TV, DVD player/iPod dock w/surround sound. Extensive DVD collection....moreless

  • Parking:

    U-shaped driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free calls to U.S. only. There is a cell tower near by. If you have a global SIM card, your cell should get 3-4 bars even w/o internet. Check your cell carrier for rates & compatibility with BTC...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample beach, personal and hand towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very well equipped kitchen. Other Kitchen amenities include: coffeemaker, espresso machine, toaster oven, blender, food processor, crock pot, plus a serious variety of kitchen tools & cookware ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Replaced, May, 2015....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    See 'Other amenities'. This is a VERY very well stocked kitchen. Common spices are also typically provided....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas, w broiler. We also have a toaster oven, microwave and outdoor grill....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Usually the cabinet with the microwave is well stocked with spices, and the refrigerator well stocked with condiments....moreless

Outside

  • Boat:

    Rentals & docking available in Marsh Harbour. (typically too windy to dock or moor off our beach)...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    60' x 20' deck (our deck is huge!)...moreless

  • Golf:

    Winding Bay, Treasure Cay and Baker's Bay are the 3 Abaco golf courses....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two large screened in porches off each bedroom. Also an open front porch in addition to the big deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    spare propane tank kept in shed...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Many beach toys and floats, noodles, boogie board in the shed. Also snorkeling gear for 2-3 persons in the game cabinet....moreless

 

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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marsh Harbor (MHH)
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cherokee Sound, Bahamas
Nearest Beach
right on 8-Mile Beach

Car: Necessary

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Christian, non-smokers. Hotel director and pharmacist. Blessed with 2 children & 2 grandsons, and blessed to 'borrow this place from God for a while'.

Why the Owner Chose Cherokee Sound, Bahamas:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • This deck view never gets old. Night views superb! 'Old Kerr' rocks 1.2mi away

    This deck view never gets old. Night views superb! 'Old Kerr' rocks 1.2mi away

  • View from great room to East. Note beautiful cedar woodwork & furniture.

    View from great room to East. Note beautiful cedar woodwork & furniture.

  • Big deck, nicely furnished with big view!

    Big deck, nicely furnished with big view!

  • other side of master bedroom (TV in armoire)

    other side of master bedroom (TV in armoire)

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Kitchen, with pantry washer/dryer in distance.

    Kitchen, with pantry washer/dryer in distance.

  • left side of LR. There are 3 barstools @ bar to Left

    left side of LR. There are 3 barstools @ bar to Left

  • view as you pull up in the U-shaped driveway

    view as you pull up in the U-shaped driveway

  • view to East. That beach goes another 6.75 miles!

    view to East. That beach goes another 6.75 miles!

  • and yes, we have a kite in the game cabinet too! :-)

    and yes, we have a kite in the game cabinet too! :-)

  • Sunrise views like this one are common. Just Another Day In Paradise!

    Sunrise views like this one are common. Just Another Day In Paradise!

  • View from Beach Haven deck to West.  ...'Hammock time' in the 'Dreaming trees'!

    View from Beach Haven deck to West. ...'Hammock time' in the 'Dreaming trees'!

  • Beach Haven! View of this idyllic dream home from the East beach.

    Beach Haven! View of this idyllic dream home from the East beach.

  • View from great room to West. A beautiful, 180 degree azure ocean view.

    View from great room to West. A beautiful, 180 degree azure ocean view.

  • Master bedroom w/screened porch. Both King BR's spacious! Mstr larger w/new bath

    Master bedroom w/screened porch. Both King BR's spacious! Mstr larger w/new bath

  • master bath (tub/shower & commode are to left)

    master bath (tub/shower & commode are to left)

  • bath for 2nd bedroom (closet and tub/shower to right)

    bath for 2nd bedroom (closet and tub/shower to right)

  • Dining room (teak). Kitchen is to left; Great room is opposite this view.

    Dining room (teak). Kitchen is to left; Great room is opposite this view.

  • Right side of living room (2nd bedroom is off door to right)

    Right side of living room (2nd bedroom is off door to right)

  • view from W side of house, looking toward driveway. Front porch steps to right.

    view from W side of house, looking toward driveway. Front porch steps to right.

  • this beach goes 1.25 mi to Old Kerr Rocks. A path takes you to a lava stone area

    this beach goes 1.25 mi to Old Kerr Rocks. A path takes you to a lava stone area

  • View from the reef on a calm day (windy 85-90% of the time).

    View from the reef on a calm day (windy 85-90% of the time).

  • Sunset view of home from 0.1 mi E. Taken Christmas Eve, 2010. Ocean quite close!

    Sunset view of home from 0.1 mi E. Taken Christmas Eve, 2010. Ocean quite close!

  • Rainbows & wildlife are other common sights; this one leads you to Beach Haven!

    Rainbows & wildlife are other common sights; this one leads you to Beach Haven!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, August 18, 2016

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