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Mermaids Ridge Sleeps 8-10, With Pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Mermaids Ridge is a large, well apportioned, light and airy villa, ideally located on the exclusive North End of Elbow Cay. The villa's elevated location affords ever changing panoramic 360 degree views of Elbow Cay from the beautiful turquoise Sea of Abaco, sweeping across Man of War Cay to the grandiour of the Atlantic Ocean.

Situated in its own tropical garden on a quiet sandy lane, the only worry you will have is which beach to choose for that early morning dip. The beach on the Abaco Sea is ideally suited for children with its gently sloping icing sugar sands leading into the protected turquoise waters of the Abaco Sea. At night you can gaze up at the spectacular stars.

There is a public dock on the North End for you to moor a boat, local boat hire is available with pick-ups at the North End dock and Golf cart rental is also available. You are within easy access to the 100 mile coral reef with really excellent snorkeling in shallow water. Diving trips and kit hire are available in Hope Town.

For complete relaxation with the option to be active when the mood takes you.

Keywords: 3 bed, house, detached, cot, pool, villa

More Details

Property Manager
Howard and Lindy Parkinson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About Howard and Lindy Parkinson

Howard and Lindy Parkinson, we are outgoing and adventurous. Having spent a year sailing down the Caribbean islands we did not find a better place to to be. We spend our time between the Bahamas and the UK renting out which ever house we are not using. I love to cook so I hope you will find my kitchen well provisioned with cooking utensils and pans etc.

Howard and Lindy Parkinson purchased this villa in 2004

Why Howard and Lindy Parkinson chose Elbow Cay

Why Elbow Cay, Bahamas:

We came here for a 3 day break and left this amazing Island buying a house! We knew after the first 10 minutes in Mermaids ridge that the house was exactly right. We just love it here. People friendly, great and safe for kids. Beaches beautiful. Nice restaurants on the water. Boaters paradise. Super fishing, diving and snorkelling.

Having looked for holiday property in France, Spain and Majorca we could not find anything better.

What makes this villa unique

Peace, privacy and tranquility of island living while near the quaint Hopetown which provides restaurants, shopping facilities and more. Views across of the ocean and the location is perfect for watching birds and butterflies.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a fabulous time! Your house is very comfortable and everything was great.

We loved the pool and used it every day. The weather was perfect too!

We liked the layout of the house. I appreciated the wifi because I had to do a little work when I was there. Mostly we avoided technology though!

We enjoyed the north side of the island and liked it best because it is quiet and the plantings and vegetation are so beautiful by all the homes.

Loved that snorkeling was so close and we went to the Abaco Sea beach for seeing starfish and sunsets.

Copied from email sent by guest after stay.
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Hope Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite to master bedroom, has two sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Has a vanity unit and is located next to the upstairs double
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Immediately next to the queen room
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower by the stairs on the ground floor and by pool
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Family Room - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Has a shower room right next door
    Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bed is in the upstairs TV lounge, has a shower room off
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom is immediately next to a full bathroom.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Has a walk in Wardrobe and en-suite bathroom, travel cot
  • Master Bedroom master bedroom and Queen bedroom are on the first floor. Family bedroom and Futon are on the second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
VHF radio, hammocks, ceiling fans and generator, the generator will run the lights and fans and TV, but struggles with the Air Conditioning.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Mermaids Ridge Sleeps 8-10, With Pool
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews
5

Truly Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this little piece of paradise while looking for vacation ideas. We'd never visited Elbow Cay before so really didn't know what we were getting into. We were extremely pleased with our week-long stay at Mermaids Ridge. The house was well-stocked with towels and kitchen supplies. They even have a couple of cooler bags you can take to the beach. The house was very clean and beautifully decorated. The pool is amazing. My son and I spent hours in it each day. The house is located outside of the village which was very nice for us; we were looking for somewhere private. We rented a golf cart and had a great time riding it back and forth from town. The beaches were spectacular and there were many days we had the entire beach to ourselves...and they were literally a 2 minute walk away. We met some of the neighbors and they were very friendly. The island felt extremely safe. Our stay really couldn't have been any better. We hope to return for a longer stay next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great time, and that you loved Mermaids Ridge as much as we do, the pace of life does really seem to make you relax. We hope to see you again sometime.
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5

Paradise in June

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Mermaid's Ridge several times and have always had a great time. The improvements in the house; renovated kitchen, large air-moving ceiling fans and additional sleeping options (new mattress downstairs) made our visit even better. We love the privacy and serenity at Mermaid's Ridge. And of course, dipping in the beautiful pool after a fun-filled day in the boat. Perfect island getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house! Wonderful location, close to the ocean and sound

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, we were very comfortable. Enjoyed splitting our time between the ocean, sound, pool and biking into the settlement. We cooked in every night, sat out on the deck and enjoyed the sunsets. Our week at Mermaids Ridge could not have been more perfect!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am glad you had a good time. Mermaids Ridge really is a place for taking it easy and having fun. I hope you found the delicious ice cream shop half way across the island. I love to cycle there with a large ice cream as a reward at the end of the ride.
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5

It's not just a rental. It's the owners other home.

  • 5 of 5

As former residents and past visitors of the Bahamas, we knew to expect the distinctive turquoise of the sea, the beauty of the beaches, the tropical vegetation, and the breezes off the ocean. But it was our first time at Mermaids Ridge.

It’s not just a rental. It’s the owners other home. You know that from their attention to detail, the attractive furnishings with an easy beach style, their personal touches in artwork and gardens, a kitchen outfitted for an experienced cook prepared to entertain, and a spacious wrap-around deck overlooking the private pool with views of both the ocean and the bay peaking through the tree tops.

Our party of seven included three generations and everyone had a comfortable and separate space to be. The owners’ caretaker was welcoming, the golf-cart and boat rental providers were accommodating, the local grocery stores were adequate with friendly and helpful staff, and Hope Town’s health clinic nurse diagnosed and treated a strep throat. From the local grocers and the fish market at Man-O-War Cay, we bought crawfish, mahi mahi, shrimp, grouper and hog snapper for dinners “at home”. Everyone left with souvenirs: sea shells from the beaches, sand dollars from a shallow snorkeling spot, artwork and sail bags, decorative pillow covers and jewelry – all locally created.

Everyone in the family has asked for a return visit.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Good value

  • 4 of 5

We have been to Elbow Cay many times, and this was the first time that we rented a house on the North End. We usually rent in the settlement. First, we love the north end. We like the lack of polish and pretense and we love the "old Bahamas" feel. Mermaids Ridge is a large home that could easily accommodate two or even three couples or families. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and the layout is very good. My only complaint is that the house was not as clean as it could have been. I know that this is not the owners' fault, as it is managed, but I do want to pass that along. The upstairs bathroom floor had not been scrubbed and it really needed it. Also, the pool had not been cleaned in a while, and one of the bikes was not ride-able. The tv is great, but there is no cable or satellite, only DVDs. This was not really a problem for us, but just a heads up for anyone else. The DVD selection is "okay", so I would recommend hitting your local library before you leave home if that is something that matters to you (no kids' selections). There is not really a view of the ocean, either. Technically there is, but it is not worth mentioning as a "feature". I do feel that the home is a very good value for its size, and it is a very nice house. There are nice sized bedrooms with comfortable beds, decent bathrooms, and a huge MBR closet (you could fit a couple of kids in there :D). We were not disappointed in our stay, but would probably stay elsewhere in the future so we have a view of the water or are a little closer to town--it's about a thirty minute walk to the settlement. Sherman (the caretaker) was great. That matters ALOT on the island, especially if it is your first stay and you need info and want to see a friendly face.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I always appreciate feedback as it allows us to ensure that everything in Mermaids Ridge is as it should be and that guests are satisfied with the accommodation. Also, thank you for the feedback on Sherman, he works very hard to make guests feel at home and comfortable. You mentioned the ocean view, I do have to say that there are actually extensive views of the ocean and the Abaco sea from the second lounge and family bedroom, although also on my wish list is to lower the windows in that lounge or use a series of Juliette balcony's to improve the view when relaxing in the area. Finally, I am sorry that you were unhappy with a couple of small areas of the house, the small upstairs shower room floor and the pool, I am disappointed that you did not contact me immediately regarding the these two things, I would have liked the opportunity to have our caretaker deal with these elements during your stay. We were in Mermaids Ridge until 31 January and the pool was clean when we left, but at this time of the year we get leaf fall onto the pool cover which then can end up in the pool when the cover is removed, I have spoken to the management company to make sure this does not happen again.
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5

A Stunning property, beautiful pool, wonderful beaches and privacy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at Mermaids Ridge, we usually sail but had family joining us so wanted to be ashore. The villa was perfect for our three generations. The beaches were wonderful but actually my grand children really loved the pool which is a good size. The adults were really able to relax and unwind while the children played, in the pool and in the yard. Also great were the two sitting rooms, we could sit and play cards and have a quiet drink while the children played in the other lounge. Particularly useful were the stair gates provided so that we did not have to worry too much about where the smallest children were. I really liked the kitchen, plenty of room for more than one person to cook and space for others to sit at the breakfast bar so I did not feel I was missing out. I jokingly said I wished they had more bedrooms so my other daughter could have stayed and apparently there are plans for precisely that. We will be back, my grand children are making plans already. Wonderful family holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hope Town
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Hope Town
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Treasure Cay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hope Town
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Two beaches
Car: not necessary

Elbow Cay provides many water based activities. many restaurants will pick you up and drop you back in Hope Town.

Easy access via boat to other islands, restaurants and additional water based activities.

The Bank is open on Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm, it is possible to get cash from most debit cards.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until a deposit has been paid to secure the booking. A low occupancy discount may be offered on our standard rates, dependent on the time of year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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