About the property
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On the beach and fresh water pool; 2 BR+/2 BA - sleeps 6-7
Long Bay House is directly on mile-long Long Bay Beach. 300 feet of this beach is part of the estate. The beach is clear of rocks in front of the house and for at least 1/4 mile north. It is the only house on Green Turtle with a pool and located on a swimmable beach (no rocks). The house sits on a 20' high hill and is surrounded by its own 2 acres of landscaped tropical foliage. This large estate includes a fresh water pool, an elevated beach gazebo with plenty of shade, and an observation tower 40' above sea level with spectacular views, especially of the sunset.
The house is an ideal rental for any family or couples that want to get away from it all. The house sleeps up to 6 adults (7 if children are in your party) who want to enjoy life on a 2 acre beachfront estate. The house has 2 master bedrooms, each with a king-size bed and separate bath. One of these bedrooms also has a small bunk room with two twin beds perfect for children, separated from the main bedroom by curtains.
Long Bay House is located just outside the town of New Plymouth which you can get to by foot or in 4 minutes by golf cart. No long drive to stock up on provisions or to get to restaurants. Several marinas for your boat are also close by. Still, the house is over 250' from the road, accessed by its own private drive and shielded from the road by a dense growth of trees.
For more pictures, you can find us with a Google search; you can also see the full 2 acre estate and pool on Google Earth at 26 45' 41' N and 77 19' 12' W. Unlike most beach houses on Green Turtle which are on subdivision type lots, this estate has no neighbors except for the cottage, which has a separate driveway, its own acre of land, and is shielded by dense landscaping.
Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling and relaxing on the beach, in the sun or the shade of the beach gazebo, and follow it up with a swim and perhaps a cocktail in the fresh water pool with built in seating. Before you head out to dinner be sure to watch the sunset from the observation tower. When you return, take a few moments to sit and enjoy the stars.
Keywords: Estate, Beach House, Beach Front, House, Ocean Front
Christi and Tom Sherouse
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing getaway in a beautiful setting!
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this island paradise. The home was clean, nicely decorated, and comfortable for our group. It has a very relaxed feel and we felt right at home while enjoying everything the home, its property, and the island has to offer.
Tranquil Beachfront House
Long Bay House has a unbeatable view with accommodations to match. The house is well maintained with a lush Abacos-style landscape of palm trees and native plants. It has a big, beautiful pool and is just steps away from the beach. Long Bay House is so comfortable and feels like home. Green Turtle Cay has several restaurant choices, live music at many of the venues in the evening and a charming personality. I highly recommend Long Bay House!
A wonderful place, amazing views!!
We had a wonderful time. It is just as described. We will definitely be back!
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you have very happy memories of Green Turtle Cay and Long Bay House and look forward to your return.
Christi, Tom, and Mary
Quiet beachfront house - close to town !
Beachfront spacious house - perfect for a truly relaxing vacation with private beach and lots of places to lounge outside! Location to restaurants and town is just right if you ever want to go out for dinner or lunch. Maintained very well and spotless. Can not wait to go back!
Dear Carole - we are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Long Bay house. We look forward to your return!
Not what we expected
My family and I chose Longbay House after reading the excellent reviews. The house does have good qualities, but also some negative ones which none of the other reviews have mentioned. On a positive note, the location is nice and the long stretch of beach out back is beautiful with no rocks so you can swim at all tides. The large property is lush and very secluded and full of tropical plants. We enjoyed the clean pool and used it daily.
However, some of the negatives for us were: kitchen is dated and the house was dirty and overall just in need of money and care. There were no extras like you get in so many rental homes- no beach/pool toys, no extra beach and bath towels, no extra sheets for beds, no beach chairs, no coolers to take to the beach, no placemats, napkins or anything to have a nice dinner, no mops/cleaning supplies - just the absolute basics. Another negative for us was the layout, which is very awkward – steps everywhere. Up and down all the time which is definitely an issue if you have young children or a slightly older person in your group. We had lots of stubbed toes and scrapped knees. Also the wifi didn’t work for us during the entire week and really no effort was made to fix it. The issue had been previously known as well.
Of course we had fun and enjoyed our time, but I would not recommend this home to my friends/family.
We are sorry to hear that your November visit wasn't all you hoped for. We appreciate your comments, and we are working to remedy those that we can. While the following won't change your experience, we thought some explanations would help. As to the internet, the antenna receiver had to be taken down in preparation for Hurricane Matthew in October (it looked like it was going to be a direct hit on Green Turtle, but fortunately missed us), and when it was reinstalled, no one knew it didn't work until you arrived. The Green Turtle WiMax (it supplies our wifi internet service) rep was away on vacation, and despite our Property Manager's calls to the office in Marsh Harbor (40 miles away), no one came to fix it. Our local rep returned shortly after your visit, and quickly got it operational again. Getting ready for a hurricane, even when it doesn't hit, slows everything down on a small island and contributed to other problems you mentioned. As to the comment about no cloth napkins and placemats, those are available. I am not sure why they weren't out for your use. We will make sure that the property manager checks on these at the beginning of each rental. We have a property manager who is available for full communications before arrival, who greets all visitors on arrival and who lives only 5 minutes away. Usually, a call and request to her results in her doing anything she can to help - additional towels, beach towels, a change of sheets, cleaning items, etc.
We are glad that you enjoyed the 300' of private beachfront, the pool and the 2 acres of fruit and flower gardens. The kitchen is dated, but Long Bay House is an older beach house. What it lacks in updated kitchen paraphernalia, it makes up for by offering privacy, quiet, and extensive grounds so close to town. We do want all renters to know that Long Bay House is older but also to know that newer properties in this price range with updated kitchens are on subdivision lots with 10 foot setbacks from the neighbors. We try to show all on our web site and our invitation to use Google Earth to inspect the property and the entire island. Again, our apologies to you. An older house should be clean. All guests should know they can make and feel comfortable making requests of the property manager to help during their stay. Thanks again for your comments which will result in improvements.
Summer in GTC
Long Bay House was a terrific place to stay in Green Turtle Cay. It really has it all; close enough to town by golfcart, practically across the street from the Leeward Marina and Lizard Bar, yet so private with its own pool and oceanfront access. The two master bedrooms and baths are located on opposite sides of the house which also adds to the privacy. We thorougly enjoyed spending time on the screened-in porch, hanging out in the beachside gazebo, stargazing in the observation tower, and of course cooling off in the pool! Make it a point to go over to "the Lizard." The hospitality of the manager as well as all the lovely ladies who work there kept us coming back each day.
The property manager, Mary Lowe, was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Two bedroom/two bathroom standard rate is $3,000 per week. TThe rate is 10% higher during holidays and high season, including but not limited to, Christmas/New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, August 1, and Thanksgiving.