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Beautiful waterfront Rental Property w/ dockage within Hope Town Harbour, Abaco

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1-5 brm,1-4 b, sleeps 1-12 in 2 homes - also check # 3872224 for availability


Ideal for families, couples and/or fishing fanatics. We offer the Best of the Abacos - luxurious fully furnished rental homes with private docks on an inlet in the Hope Town Harbour. The main access to the property is by boat, although there is a foot/bicycle path to the property. We are close enough to town for all the conveniences the settlement has to offer, including restaurants, grocery stores, and gift shops, but yet we are far enough away to enjoy a peaceful and private setting. Head out in a rental boat to explore neighboring islands, walk a pristine beach, snorkel our spectacular reefs, visit the historical lighthouse and museum or take a charter and go deep sea fishing with the Legendary Bahamian fisherman, Cap'n Robert Lowe. Relax at the end of the day in the comfort of the centrally air conditioned home, in the fresh water swimming pool, in a hammock on the screened porch or dock, or stroll around the gardens and orchard. The homes are immaculate and we pride ourselves on the personal attention given to make your dream vacation extra special. The 3 bedroom/2bath home, known as Gully's Ridge can accommodate up to 7 people. If you have a larger crowd, rent the 2 bedroom/2bath home on the adjacent property, known as Gully's Nest, which can accommodate up to 5 people. Come enjoy the islands with your extended family or group of friends in one private setting. It is nice to be able to travel together, but great to be able to retire to your own space if desired. Come on down to see us! We are sure you won't want to leave!

Property Manager
Karen Huff-Lowe
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Karen Huff-Lowe

We are a unique couple, my husband, a native Bahamian and I am a SC transplant who visited the islands many years ago and fell in love with them. Eventually I met my soul mate, an islander, who is also known as one of the best fishermen around and I was lucky enough to catch and marry him. Together we've raised 2 fine sons and built our rentals homes on a secluded piece of land, close to the Hope Town settlement. This special piece of paradise is a hidden treasure in the beautiful Abaco islands and we are proud to share it with you.

Why Karen Huff-Lowe chose Hope Town

We are close to the Hope Town settlement, so it is convenient to get to any necessities, but yet, we are far enough away to get away from the noise of the settlement and for you to feel like you are in your own peaceful and private sanctuary. Elbow Cay/Hope Town is also centrally located in the middle of the Abaco chain of islands, so you can easily take a day and go north to explore and then head south the following day to see all the beauty these islands have to offer.

What makes this villa unique

We are in protected waters of the Hope Town harbour, so there is safe dockage for your boat or a rental boat. We are unique in that we offer a little more adventure than most of the rental homes on the island. Anyone can rent in the settlement and walk out their door to the store, but why not add a little adventure in your life and a story to tell your friends of how you got into a small boat and went thru the harbour to go shopping. Not only that, but you ate fresh fruit from the gardens/orchard of the vacation rental home where you stayed. That's not something everyone can talk about when they return from their vacation so come and enjoy a new adventure of our blended Southern hospitality....Bahamian style.


Hope Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Each home has a starter kit of bathroom supplies.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Beautiful waterfront Rental Property w/ dockage within Hope Town Harbour, Abaco
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful, quaint cottage with the use of the skiff very close to town and many restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts, Karen and her husband, were delightful and very accommodating. The property is clean and has all necessary amenities. We would highly recommend this property and Hope Town!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alli and Ken, It was a pleasure meeting you and having you stay at Gully's Ridge. We appreciate the care you showed our property and hope you'll come again. All the best. Karen
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Awesome rental home in Hope Town!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough GREAT things about our stay ! Karen & Robert are such fabulous hosts and really made us feel at home! This was the first time we've rented a home where the owners are nearby and I must say it was a huge plus! They always gave us our privacy but were always there if we needed them. The homes are well equipped and very comfortable. The location is GREAT and easy to see all that Abaco has to offer with the convenience of Hope Town. A few things we did that we LOVED!

1. Chartered Fishing Trip with Capt Robert - this was definitely a highlight of our trip. We went fishing for mutton snapper and caught quite a bit of fish! Enough to feed 9 people for 3 meals and we didn't even keep 1/2 of our portion of the catch. Capt Robert is well-known throughout Abaco and for good reason - he knows what he's doing. Lovely experience if you are looking for a charter!

2. Eat at Firefly - YUM YUM YUM! Our favorite meal by far and it was a recommendation from Karen - thank you Karen!

3. Pete's Pub - if you have a rental boat, definitely head to Pete's Pub - it does not disappoint!

Other notable spots - Tahiti Beach & Whale Cay!

Thank you Karen & Robert! We can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Three families rented both houses. Unfortunately our arrival coincided with a heavy storm. Karen went above and beyond - coordinating with our boat and golf cart rentals and picking us up from the dock in the downpour. Without her assistance things could have been a real mess; but instead, things turned out perfectly - golf carts were waiting on us and boat arrived at our dock first thing next morning (along with fantastic weather). Houses, dock, pool and grounds were all great. Thanks for a terrific vacation - hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay, wonderful house!!

  • 5 of 5

Karen is a wonderful host and can answer any question that you may have. The house is much prettier in person and the location for anyone renting a boat is ideal. We will absolutely be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Spent Memorial Day 2017 there and it could not have been better. Everything in the house was 100% perfect and Karen was the most accommodating owner you could ever ask for. Highly recommend staying there!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, roomy, friendly, - a virtual Garden of Eden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Karen (attentive to every detail) and Robert (master of the sea) for 3 wonderful months. You couldn't find a better place to stay. The property is across a canal from the main road and comes with a small boat so it's easy to get around and so peaceful and quiet in the evenings. There's nothing lacking in the house. If anything is missing or not operating properly, Karen and Robert will fix it right away. Our fishing trip with Robert was a "bucket list" experience as we caught 8 HUGE mutton snappers. Robert would bring us home grown grapefruit and oranges frequently. His fish locker provided all the lobster we could eat, caught by Robert himself. Karen and Robert exemplify the BEST of Hope Town, -- decent, honest, hard working people, -- admirable and awesome in every way.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Atlantic side
Car: not necessary

If you love the warm Caribbean climate, turquoise blue water, beautiful beaches, coral reefs and fresh seafood, this is a place like no other. The Abacos are bountiful with all these attributes and more. Come see for yourself why one visit will make you long for many more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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The rental rate depends on how many people and how many bedrooms/bathrooms will be used, starting at $1250.00 up to $3800 per week. We do accept shorter stays with a minimum of a 3 night stay. There is an additional flat rate fee of $150.00 extra for accommodating one extra person in each home (7 for Gully's Ridge and 5 for Gully's Nest). Our cancellation policy is we will provide a full refund less $100.00 administrative fee IF we are able to re-rent the property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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