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Gumbo Limbo: Secluded South End Bahamian Style Cottage W/Waterviews

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Bahamian Style Cottage with wrap around porches and screen porch and waterviews

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Located on the private south end of Great Guana Cay, this quaint traditional Bahamian style house sits high on a ridge with constant breezes and commanding view of both the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean. Decks surround the house on all sides. There is a large open deck with teak table & 4 chairs and umbrella, 2 lounge chairs for sunbathing, outdoor shower and 2 rocking chairs for taking in the view and a screened in porch for indoor/outdoor living including a large dining table seating for 8.

The cottage sleeps 4 comfortably with 1 king bed that can be split into 2 twins in one bedroom and 1 double and 1 twin in the second bedroom. Air conditioning and fans are in each bedroom and the main living area. Looking around the cottage you will notice a nautical motif with beautiful carpentry details such as mahogany trim around all the doors and windows and mahogany counter tops in the kitchen and bathroom. The house is furnished with several custom made pieces of furniture and decorated with batiks from Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

A community dock is steps from the cottage where you can tie up your rental boat should you decide to rent one. A boat ramp is available for launching kayaks and small boats. Just a 5 minute walk away on the Atlantic Ocean is a beautiful semi private white sand beach. The 3rd largest barrier reef in the world is just 100 yards from the beach with spectacular snorkeling. We offer boogie boards for surf conditions when the wind picks up and bicycles. Kayaks and motor boats are available for rent on the island.

The cottage is equipped with satellite Direct TV, Sirrus Radio, iPod dock, DVD player and library, CD, WiFi and a VHF radio. Lots of books and magazines

Phone service is available via Skype if you bring your computer. Otherwise you can call home free from Nippers in the settlement while enjoying a frozen Nipper overlooking one of the best views in the Bahamas. There are 6 restaurants to choose from, 2 upscale marinas, and tennis courts on the island. The Guana Harbour Grocery has just about everything you may need for provisions. Golf carts are available for rent which you will need to get around the island.



Keywords: cottage, superb waterviews, dock,

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Waterviews, A/C and fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    waterviews, a/c and fan...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • backup generator, A/C & fans in each room, coffee maker, blender, small food processor, washer & dryer for 2 or more week rental, Sirrus Radio,ipod Player,VHF radio outdoor shower, 2 lounge chairs, 2 rocking chairs, 200 feet to dock and a 5 minute walk to a beautiful semi private white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean with fabulous snorkeling on 100 feet of the beach. (2)Boogie boards & (2)bicycles....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining:

    2 dining areas: 4 chairs & teak table outside on deck 4 chairs and custom dining table on screen porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    a/c in living room and each bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Available on computer through Skype...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large futon couch, lounge chair, 2 rattan chairs and custom coffee table...moreless

  • Parking:

    large circular driveway with lots of parking...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filter included...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Cooking enthusiast lives here....has everything!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    elegant pottery dinner ware and glasses...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Custom cabinets with mahogany counter tops, pantry, large double sink, small peninsula seats 2...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, flour, sugar, etc. paper towels, garbage bags...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    motor boats for rent...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap around deck: large sunning deck and large screened porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Available in the Settlement...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Holidays
Nov 21 - Jan 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning $100

Notes:

More than 2 people add $100 a week per person

$300 deposit to hold the dates

Balance due 60 days prior to arrival


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: My husband is a very talented carpenter. Using his skills we decided to build our dream retirement home on Guana Cay. My parents had a second home in Marsh Harbour where we spent many of our family vacations. It was a dream for a child like myself fascinated with this subtropical environment. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to return to this beautiful part of the world.

Why the Owner Chose Central Abaco, The Bahamas:
After looking long and hard around the Abacos, we choose to build on the south end of Great Guana Cay because for many reasons. The Abacos and Great Guana Cay are a boater & fisherman's delight and is what attracted us to this part of the world. There are so many islands to explore. Just from our end of Guana you can kayak down to Scotland Cay where there is one of the most beautiful tropical beaches in the Bahamas while exploring a couple of uninhabited islands on the way. We also appreciated the beauty of this undeveloped part of the island and yet be in the settlement in 5 minutes by golf cart.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There are only 15 houses on this end of the island and it gives you the feeling you are in a special part of the world when you leave the pavement behind and jump on the sandy roads of the south end. I find it remarkable that if the wind is blowing from one side of the island you can retreat to the calm waters of the other side. Yet there is always a breeze at Gumbo Limbo. We appreciate that the conveniences of the settlement when we long for civilization is only 5 minutes away.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bahamian Style Cottage with wrap around porches and screen porch and waterviews

    Bahamian Style Cottage with wrap around porches and screen porch and waterviews

  • View of the Sea of Abaco, only 200 feet away down the hill

    View of the Sea of Abaco, only 200 feet away down the hill

  • Kitchen stock by cooking enthusiast with elegant dinner ware. Custom cabinets.

    Kitchen stock by cooking enthusiast with elegant dinner ware. Custom cabinets.

  • 32' TV (Direct TV), satellite radio, iPod dock, DVD player/library, VHF

    32' TV (Direct TV), satellite radio, iPod dock, DVD player/library, VHF

  • 2nd bedroom with double and single beds

    2nd bedroom with double and single beds

  • World class snorkeling 5 minutes from the cottage and 100 yards off the shore

    World class snorkeling 5 minutes from the cottage and 100 yards off the shore

  • Semi private beach 5 minute walk from the cottage

    Semi private beach 5 minute walk from the cottage

  • Guana Cay settlement harbor with marinas, groceries and restaurants

    Guana Cay settlement harbor with marinas, groceries and restaurants

  • Conching nearby

    Conching nearby

  • Lots of shore birds

    Lots of shore birds

  • Incredible sunsets from our screened porch

    Incredible sunsets from our screened porch

  • Sun deck with teak table and chairs, lounge chairs and outdoor shower

    Sun deck with teak table and chairs, lounge chairs and outdoor shower

  • Outdoor dining in the screened in porch with BBQ grill and lounge chairs

    Outdoor dining in the screened in porch with BBQ grill and lounge chairs

  • Cozy living with views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean

    Cozy living with views of the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean

  • Master bedroom with King size bed and view of the ocean and Sea of Abaco

    Master bedroom with King size bed and view of the ocean and Sea of Abaco

  • Dock 200' from our back door

    Dock 200' from our back door

  • Outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower

  • Gardens with walking paths

    Gardens with walking paths

  • Reefs (dark areas) with incredible water clarity

    Reefs (dark areas) with incredible water clarity

  • Spotted ray in the harbor

    Spotted ray in the harbor

  • Scotland Cay (next island over)

    Scotland Cay (next island over)

  • birds spotted on the southend...owls, Frigate birds, Tropicbirds, Herons

    birds spotted on the southend...owls, Frigate birds, Tropicbirds, Herons

  • Sunset after another beautiful day in paradise

    Sunset after another beautiful day in paradise

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 09/22/2016

(781) 826-6936 (Massachusetts, USA)

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