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

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) ON the Ocean!

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).


… 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

More Details

Jack or Stephanie Bowers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Jack or Stephanie Bowers

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

Jack or Stephanie Bowers purchased this house in 2005

Why Jack or Stephanie 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.


South Abaco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , (there is also an outdoor shower)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , (there is also an outdoor shower)
  • Ample counter space on either side of sinks in both bathrooms for two.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master BR offers a larger room, walk-in closet, updated bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd bedroom is to right upon entry; offers the best view.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (In Living Room; a very solid and comfy, king sofa bed)
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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.


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Beach Haven! Peaceful, Quiet, Secluded... Right on the Ocean!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Raleigh, NC USA

Beach Haven Week

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Beautiful & Remote! The perfect place to escape & relax.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Haven is the perfect Bahamas getaway.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Springfield, Mo

Beach Haven indeed!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything I imagined. We have never been on a deck which was right on the beach with sand all around. We saw very few people and it was if we had our own beach. Owners were fantastic supplying us with tons of information as well as a list to do. We did all but one thing on the list!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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shelburne, VT USA

Totally inspiring, only the sounds of the sea-- pure contentment

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to stay at your magical house with friends twice. During this time I took many photos and did myriads of

sketches (I am a painter from Vermont). The last visit to Beach Haven was one of the most powerful, heartfelt and contented

experiences of my life. The series of paintings that resulted has lead to a number of well-received shows in the US and Europe and to a

number of fellowships and residencies in the arts. I know the beauty and the spirit of the place among my world travels is what inspired the

radiance and power of the paintings.

Although you do not know me, I wanted to thank you for sharing your remarkable home and site. Time spent there was truly inspirational and

pivotal in my life and work, a true gift. The magic of your home and the ocean, sunsets and the rainbows--- which seemed to greet us every

evening. I wasn't able to get photos of the dolphin, sea turtles and rays that were playing daily near the seashore, but they remain with me

and brought huge smiles to my friends on their birthdays- celebrated here. (The best presents, along with the shooting stars.)

Factual notes-- the accommodations are wonderful, the beach- a coconut's throw away, only the sound of the sea at night, a huge deck, gracious living space and 2 lovely private bedrooms - each with a deck and bath. Quiet and breathtakingly beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were touched and honored by this review. It confirms how blessed we are to "borrow" and share it during our remaining years.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Marsh Harbor (MHH)
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates above are for 1-4 persons and include all rental taxes & fees (add $100/wk for 5, $200 for 6 persons)
We also discount all repeat rentals.
Personal checks are fine, or we can invoice you through this site for secure credit card payment.
For reservations made more than 7 months in advance, we can offer a 3 payment plan.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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