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The Perfect Peaceful Spot for Relaxing, Fishing, Birding, Swimming & Beaching

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Sunset Point Houseboat right on the flats of Fresh Creek

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sunset Point Houseboat is a favourite spot for those who seek peaceful relaxation and fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, birding with the great feeling of being away from it all. In reality we are far from the madding crowd!
The houseboat has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate six persons.
This unique wooden two storey houseboat has two ensuite bedrooms upstairs, a king sized ensuite studio bedroom downstairs, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, breakfast bar, dining and social area. The houseboat has decks on three sides, providing space for easy lounging, fishing, sunbathing, shade seeking, sunset admiring and midnight star gazing.
The studio bedroom is a large room sitting above high tide, it has a king size bed, with crisp cotton sheets and sliding glass windows overlooking the creek. Through one windows in the studio is a private screened in porch with sturdy wooden adirondack styled chairs, and the other double glass window opens onto the large deck which runs the length of the house and contains loungers, chairs, and a picnic table, this is a great outdoor spot to enjoy the beauty of the view, go fishing, swimming and snorkelling and watch the spectacular sunsets.
Also downstairs in the houseboat is the lounge and kitchen, both of which have the large double glass windows which allow the breeze to cool the house and provide maximum views of the creek. The lounge has a couch and a dining table with chairs. The room opens onto a deck where, in the afternoon, the shade is deep and the breezes constant.
A long breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen / dining area and the easy bar style stools provide a classic spot to work or play with nothing but beauty all around.
The kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge, water cooler, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, it has a table with chairs, and a couch for relaxing by the beautiful creekside. The kitchen has a large double glass sliding window and a glass door leading to the deck. Here you will be able to prepare your meals and enjoy the view of the creek at the same time. The fishermen can provide the fresh fish straight from the creek to the plate.
The long deck is the perfect spot to sunbathe, and a great place to securely moor a boat. Here steps lead down into the creek so that you can quickly immerse yourself in the soothing healing tidal waters of Fresh Creek. The old folks of Andros say that bathing in the out going tide is the best remedy for taking away the aches and pains of life and revitalizing the body in the mineral rich out going tide which draws the tiredness from the body. Swimming from the houseboat is refreshing and snorkeling will reveal the critters who inhabit this area. Under the houseboat it is possible to spend a happy time watching the amazing array of reef fishes who live beneath the house.
A spiral staircase curls upstairs where there are two large bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and creekside views. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed and sliding glass doors with a private balcony to sit on while watching out for incoming fish, this vantage view of the creek allows the watcher to help the fisherman cast in the right direction.
The second upstairs bedroom has twin beds, an ensuite bathroom, creekside views and is safe for children.
The houseboat was named Sunset Point due to the spectacular sunsets we get in this part of the world, amazingly every one is different and the view of the sunsetting against the water with a myriad of colours ranging from pinks to oranges to deep blues to rich black silhouetted trees along the coastlines are inspriing to behold.
The house is decorated in the lovely island prints of Androsia a local batik factory, the bedding is 100 % cotton, there is a barbecue grill located on the adjacent land.
Sunset Point Houseboat is the perfect island getaway from it all spot.

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Property Type

  • House Boat
  • 1680 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The houseboat is not suitable for young children who are unable to swim....moreless

  • Singles
  • Children Welcome:

    We love children, having raised a large brood ourselves, however it is very important that your child can swim. Not suitable for creeping babies....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Please no smoking inside the houseboat, but the decks are just a step away and you'll enjoy lighting up under the stars, in the great outdoors....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • The Houseboat's cool cotton sheets and hand made cotton quilts give our guests a wonderful slumberland, you'll be ready to start a new day when awakened by the morning chorus song birds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Fishermen and women are always welcome at Sunset Point Houseboat, Andros, Bahamas.  Recently there has been a lot of talk about the welcome our fishing community has been facing on the island of Andros and in The Bahamas on the whole, and we just want to reassure our most valuable fishing clients that they are welcome in our home, on our island and in our community. Talk and more talk this is the norm, but the fear of an increase in legislation and fees for the fishing industry have created a whirlwind of concern, whipped up by story hungry journalists, however let me reassure you the Government of The Bahamas has already rejected the outlandish aspects of the proposal which would have promoted the interests of a small number of business owners while ruining the chances of the small local business owners of surviving. With good sense again prevailing the talk now is how we can better protect the Bahamas' amazing natural resources, a conversation which we encourage all to join....moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Monopoly, chess, backgammon, cards, jigsaw, scrabble...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Reefs

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Right off the beaten path, no need to worry about the neighbours or the noise because its usually just you and nature. The village of Fresh Creek is two miles away, here provisions can be purchased....moreless

  • Water View:

    Flowing aqua water is seen from every window....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Sunset Point Houseboat, a stable structure located in the tidal waters of Fresh Creek, Andros, is linked to the land by a small bridge and within walking distance are the bonefishing flats.The ocean water flows around and under the houseboat creating a mesmerising, constantly moving blue water vista from every window. You'll enjoy absolute privacy on the spacious deck, while you relax keep your eyes open for rays, dolphins, sharks, and reef fishes cruising by and birds flying from the mangroves to the beach on their daily journey. From this quiet and peaceful spot you'll disconnect from the world and relax with a good book, paint box, fishing rod and a cool drink....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The houseboat is the best place on earth to enjoy the thrill of night time big game fishing, sit comfortably, enjoy a cool one and all the marine life excitement will swim by coming to you. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pier Fishing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi is fast on the island, so you will be able to pick up 4G and 3G, also we have wifi at the main house for your convenience....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cotton sheets, any time you like we can change them, otherwise a weekly changeover will happen....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Relaxing and the houseboat are synonymous, you will find comfortable spots to curl up in with a book, a paint brush or your computer. There is plenty of space for all. ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Parking:

    Free parking is available for our guests....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    House and beach towels are at the houseboat, never the two shall mix !...moreless

  • Water Cooler

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    Just bring your ground coffee beans....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pans and glass dishes for oven cooking are in the houseboat....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plates, bowls, and cutlery items are in house....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Well equipped with a four burner stove, fridge with freezer, double sink, water cooler. Tables and chairs for 6 persons....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    We will make sure your stove is hooked up to the gas and will replace the bottle if a refill is needed....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Free to the houseboat guests...moreless

  • Boat:

    Our friendly guide Jacoy, can take you out anytime either up the creek or out to the reef. Or we can arrange for you to rent a small Boston whaler from a local vendor....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are available for our guests, just let us know if you are interested and we'll leave out the paddles and seats. We have one double and three singles, also a paddle boat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Masks and snorkels are available....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn time
Sep 1 - Nov 1, 2016
3 night min stay
$249
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$298
$1,879 $6,738

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $32 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $64.79
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

We charge for the number of persons who stay in the house

Peak Season TWO persons the rate is $300 per night, FOUR persons it is $350 per night and for SIX persons the rate is $400 per night.

Summer time: Two persons the rate is $225 per night, four persons for $265 per night and six persons for $305 per night

Autumn time: Two persons for $250 per night, four persons for $290 per night and six persons for $330 per night


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Andros Town Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hank's Place
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fresh Creek
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen's Highway
Andros Town, The Bahamas
Nearest Restaurant
Peter's Outside Kitchen
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lighthouse Beach

Car: Recommended

Andros is a rural island with miles of deserted beaches, blue holes and forest trails to explore. Its the fifth largest island in the Caribbean and the least populated with only 8,000 people living on this unspoilt, untamed and uncluttered island. Our island appeals to the eco tourist, fisherman, adventurer and outdoorsy person.

Known as the 'fly fishing capital of the world', our anglers find excitement and tranquility walking the flats, which are just minutes from the Houseboat or boating into the incredible wilderness of Fresh Creek, The Joulter Cays, the Bights or other famous fishing locations.

Located off the eastern shore of Andros is the third largest barrier reef in the world, just minutes off shore, this reef is considered one of the healthiest in the Caribbean and divers can enjoy a variety of experiences, from 185 feet over the wall to shallow patch reefs.

Birders rave about the endemic and migrant birds they can observe on Andros, piping plovers and migratory northern birds winter here and all year long you'll be able to see the resident shoreline, forest, coppice and mangrove birds. We say just sit for a while and the birds will find you.

Kayakers can explore the 25 miles of shoreline by paddling or drifting up the creek on an in going tide, then spend the day birding, fishing or exploring the blue holes and relaxing on the beaches before catching a ride home with the out going tide.

Star gazers enjoy the wide open vistas, the darkness of the island means there is no man made light to spoil the views and the stars are easily the best show in town.

Just a few minutes walk from the Houseboat there are man made canals which were dug in the 1950's, these canals are great for swimming laps in a safe, refreshing and comfortable location.

Two miles away the art seeker will find the Androsia cottage industry, an island batik factory where beautiful cotton fabric is hand waxed and dyed with the vibrant colors which abound in nature.

Bicycles are included in the rental, its easy to hop on a bike and explore the island, the roads are flat and the beaches and forests are easily accessed.

At the harbour mouth at Andros Town there is a beautiful sandy beach and a Lighthouse which was build it 1892, the brave can still climb to the top!

Andros is the beach combers haven with miles and miles (and miles) of sandy deserted beaches, here you'll share your picnic with the birds and be able to blow away the cobwebs in your mind. Of special note is Somerset Creek beach which is one of those places which inspired the invention of the word 'wow', because it is a wow, so beautiful a beach.

Andros is home to the most blue holes in the world, our blue holes are world famous for their crystal clear fresh water, and some of them are easily accessed for swimming. Visit Captain Bill's Blue Hole, Rainbow, Guardian, Cousteau's or Gubbler to name just a handful of the many found in the Blue Hole National Park.

Hikers can walk for miles through the National Parks, enjoying the old logging roads which criss cross the island, the wild bird song and the native orchids which grow in the wild.

Andros has something for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Interested in learning more? Visit us at www.sunsetpointhouseboat.com or call me at 1 242 3682 033.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Peter and Gabrielle Douglas have been running Sunset Point Houseboat since 2006. 'It is a great little business for the island as it allows us to meet interesting people from all over the globe while providing them with a wonderful vacation.' Peter operates the 'Outside kitchen', a restaurant which delivers right to the Houseboat. The menu is all about fresh sea food and delicious is one word which describes the qualtiy and taste.

Why the Owner Chose Andros Town, The Bahamas:
The houseboat used to be located in the Miami River, Florida and came to Andros in 1969. It is reported that the last time the metal swing of the Fresh Creek bridge was opened was when they allowed the houseboat to go through and then the key was lost.

The Unique Benefits at this House Boat:
Peter and Gabrielle bought this houseboat in 1989 and lived here for 14 years, raising their family. When the time to move out came around we knew that this was a great opportunity to share this remarkable wooden houseboat with the world, we know what an amazing place this is and how peaceful one can feel listening to the unceasingly gentle sounds of the ocean.


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Speaks: english

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  • Sunset Point Houseboat right on the flats of Fresh Creek

    Sunset Point Houseboat right on the flats of Fresh Creek

  • Creekside kitchen

    Creekside kitchen

  • The studio room is amazing with water water everywhere

    The studio room is amazing with water water everywhere

  • relaxing lounge with couch and dining table

    relaxing lounge with couch and dining table

  • So relaxing, unplugged from it all

    So relaxing, unplugged from it all

  • Sunset kayaking, so peaceful

    Sunset kayaking, so peaceful

  • A hundred miles of beaches, you're bound to find your favorite.

    A hundred miles of beaches, you're bound to find your favorite.

  • spectacular sunsets every night

    spectacular sunsets every night

  • Its easy to catch fishing fever here

    Its easy to catch fishing fever here

  • screened in porch for watching the world go by

    screened in porch for watching the world go by

  • See the houseboat in the distance on the right, there's space to relax on Andros

    See the houseboat in the distance on the right, there's space to relax on Andros

  • Explore the beaches of Andros.

    Explore the beaches of Andros.

  • Swimming, fishing, star gazing from your private deck

    Swimming, fishing, star gazing from your private deck

  • Creekside studio bedroom with king sized bed and couch and amazing views

    Creekside studio bedroom with king sized bed and couch and amazing views

  • Breakfast bar

    Breakfast bar

  • The master bedroom overlooks the creek, great for top watch fish spying

    The master bedroom overlooks the creek, great for top watch fish spying

  • Screened in porch, with great views

    Screened in porch, with great views

  • Beautiful Andros, unspoilt and untamed, adventures galore.

    Beautiful Andros, unspoilt and untamed, adventures galore.

  • The houseboat is a stable structure on the flats of Fresh Creek

    The houseboat is a stable structure on the flats of Fresh Creek

  • Houseboat decks over the water.

    Houseboat decks over the water.

  • Truly unique, a piece of paradise

    Truly unique, a piece of paradise

  • Explore the many miles of deserted beaches

    Explore the many miles of deserted beaches

  • Incredible blues of Andros

    Incredible blues of Andros

  • Snorkelling with the tide in Fresh Creek is an exciting ride.

    Snorkelling with the tide in Fresh Creek is an exciting ride.

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  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 09/20/2016

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