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Beautiful Private Beachfront Home with Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Main House is 3Bed/2Bath; with cottage 4Bed/3Bath; sleeps 8

This small, Caribbean island is one of the last unspoiled places and this private beach house with splash pool is on a secluded, white sand beach directly on the Atlantic Ocean.

Dramatic views from every room in the house, including master bedroom with a King and full bath, full kitchen with breakfast bar, sitting room, and dining room. Covered breezeway deck connects to guest bedrooms with Queen and twin + trundle bed connected to each other by full bath. Beachside gazebo great for sunrise coffee or evening star gazing.

In addition, a separate 'honeymoon' or teen cottage is in garden area includes full kitchen, private bath, covered deck. King sized bed can be converted to two twins.

Upscale island design and decor. Local art displayed throughout. Lots of decks, covered and uncovered, with deck furniture included for dining alfresco or sunning. Central A/C, Cable TV, dishwasher, Phone, Internet, Microwave, VHF, Wifi Internet, Backup generator in case of power outage. Our family has been vacationing on Elbow Cay for nearly 40 years and spend a few months of each year in the house ourselves, so we can point you in the right direction for boating, fishing, golf carts, local activities, and etc.

Keywords: Hopetown, Bahamas, Caribbean, Caribbean, Rental, Beachfront, Atlantic, Private, Home, House, Private Beach, Tropical, Paradise, Relax, Relaxed

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John Gearen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About John Gearen

We live in Chicago and spend the winter in the Bahamas.

John Gearen purchased this house in 2001

Why John Gearen chose Hope Town

We have loved this area for the past 30 years. We vacationed there with our children and finally bought a place for retirement and to rent.

What makes this house unique

We love the relaxed lifestyle, the friendliness of the year-round residents, the lovely weather, and all the great activities: snorkeling, swimming, biking, bird-watching, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The amenities at your home made our stay very enjoyable as we were able to cook, BBQ, or dine out as the whim allowed. The island is quite beautiful and we were able to rent a boat to explore a few of the other islands.

Steve was available if we needed anything; however, our needs were simple and we managed to find everything we needed quite easily. We loved using the radio and found it an interesting addition to the pleasures of Elbow Cay.

Hope to return another time if the fates allow.
May 2013
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Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Cross-breezeway main bedroom - 1 queen
    Cross-breezeway additional bedroom - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1 twin, 1 trundle
    Detached Unit - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 single beds which double as sofas
  • Master bedroom has a King & full bath Cross-breezeway main bedroom has a Queen Cross-breezeway additional bedroom has twin + trundle Cottage has 2 twins
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
On-site dedicated power generator ensures that even if there's a power outage (common in summer), your food stays cool, water pumps still work, and all the basics you don't want to worry about while on vacation, go on without interruption.


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Beautiful Private Beachfront Home with Pool
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 27 reviews
Albany, GA USA


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Star of the Sea for a week in April 2016. This was our third trip to Hopetown. This is by far our favorite spot. The beach and ocean veiws are great, The deck and dipping pool are really comfortable and have plenty of room to spread out. The location of the home is perfect in relation to all of the restraunts and town, just a few minutes to any where by golf cart. The way the bedrooms are set up is really great, We felt very safe here and we look forward to another vacation at Abaco Star of the Sea.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had such a good time. Come again soon! Best, John
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Great Place for Couples or Families

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 5 nights at this house in June 2016, and we would ABSOLUTELY go back! The grounds are beautiful and make you feel very secluded. It is in a very quiet section of the island, but it is very close to Hope Town, a convenience store, and several restaurants. You will practically have the beach in front of the house to yourselves, and having "On Da Beach" next door was much more of an amenity than an issue - nice to have good, relatively inexpensive (for the Bahamas) food and drinks right next door, plus they close down around 7 p.m.! You can't beat having breakfast overlooking the ocean and sitting on the back deck at night to see a million stars! The main house is divided into LR/DR/K/MBR in larger unit, with a double bed and single bed plus bath unit across the breezeway. Small cottage on the grounds sleeps at least 2 more. It was just the two of us on this visit, but we could easily see bringing the whole family plus a couple of friends, and everyone would be quite comfortable and have some private space.

The owner and property managers were excellent and very responsive. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your note - it really gives a sense of our home. We hope to see you back again before too long! Best, John
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Dallas, TX

Awesome Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Our crew of 3 couples with our 17 yr old daughter and 9 yr old son had a wonderful time at your beach house. One couple had the cottage, another couple had the master bedroom and my wife and I shared the guest room with the Jack and Jill bathroom with our kids in the small connected bedroom. The configuration gave all of us our own space and was just perfect for our entire group.

The house had all the amenities we needed, A/C, microwave, TV, DVR, telephone, internet, VHF radio, pots pans, linens, beach towels, etc. The generator was very nice to have, since the power would go out frequently. The deck was huge, and was an awesome vantage point for enjoying the waves crashing on the beach below.

The owner and the caretaker Steve were both very helpful and informative. We were the first ones at the house after it had be been opened back up after being shut down for hurricane precautions, so there were a couple minor issues to be addressed, which Steve took care of quickly and efficiently.

Being on a beach was a huge draw for us, and the beach was even better than we had hoped it might be. Our kids spent hours playing in the waves, making sand castles and running and playing up and down the beach. At low tide, you could even walk all the way to town. Most days we were the only people on the entire beach, so it was like having your own private beach all to yourself. The last few days of our trip, the wind really picked up with 20 - 30 mile per hour winds. It made the ocean quite spectacular, with some very angry looking waves, yet if you were careful you could still get out in the ocean.

We found the location on the island perfect for what we liked. We were just a short cart ride to town, and had an easy ride to White Sound and Tahiti Beach. We were concerned about parking of our boat, since there is no dock, but had no issue at all tying up to the public dock overnight.

The main house was well off the main road, and the area was very quiet. There might be a bar next door, but I am quite certain we made more noise than they did! Actually, having On Da Beach Bar next door was a huge plus. We went over there nearly every day for frozen drinks and the best fish melt sandwiches of all time!

I would not hesitate to recommend this beach house or stay here again. It was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Todd. We get a kick out of having other families find some of the same joy on Hope Town that continues to draw us back year after year. It certainly sounds like you did just that! Thanks for staying with us, and come back again anytime. Best, John & family
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Mom and Daughter Trip

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I spent five nights at "Star of the Sea" and wish we could have stayed five more. Beginning with the planning of our trip, the owner responded in a timely manner and answered all our questions and made sure the property manager on site was available when we arrived. The layout of the house is great for people who like their space with the middle of the house holding the kitchen,dining area and living room, while the two bedrooms flank that space. The house is RIGHT on the ocean so you hear and smell the surf,enjoy the breeze and walk on the sand. We sat out on the deck and swam in the pool every day. The location is good because it is close to town, near a restaurant and grocery store and a ways up the road towards mid island. We hung out at Tahiti Beach twice, had lunch at Fire Fly Resort twice, ordered Bloody Mary's at On Da Beach twice and rented SUP boards to check out the light house and other side of the island( just once).We love Elbow Cay and hope to come back next year for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Isle, VT

Perfect choice for us!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled to Elbow Cay for my daughter's wedding and couldn't have asked for a better house for our stay. Our group included my husband and I , three adult children and my son's girlfriend. The bedrooms plus the cottage were perfectly separated to give everyone their own private space. And the living area was perfect to gather a few relatives together for a dinner. It was great to be a short walk/ride from Hopetown. We loved the beach in front of the house, and it was a beautiful walk down the beach to the lodge where many of our wedding guests stayed. We only managed one visit to On Da Beach next door, but wished we could have made it over there more often. Absolutely no noise at all from the restaurant; we couldn't even see it from the house. The owner and caretaker were both great to work with. All in all, we loved it and we would recommend it without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morehead City, NC


  • 5 of 5

Great place! Incredible view and was really convenient. The caretaker and owner, along with Hopetown Hideaways were extremely nice and responsive. If you want a nice relaxing vacation overlooking the Atlantic the place to go!

thanks so much

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Marsh Harbour (MHH)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Albury's Hopetown Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
On Da Beach
Nearest Beach
Private beach on-property
Car: not necessary

We can assist by recommending:

Boat rental

Boat dock

Golf cart rentals


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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