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Half Moon Spectacular Ocean Front in a Private Palm Grove

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in a palm grove and a rugged seaside cliff, this private luxurious architect designed oceanfront house has spectacular views from the elevated front porch and from every bedroom with immediate private beach access from the lower level. It comfortably sleeps up to eight with four bedrooms, each with its own bath. The sunny master bedroom has a romantic queen sized canopy bed and a large screen TV. Downstairs are three more

sunrise facing, island decorated bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Every bedroom is furnished with dark wooden blinds to allow people to sleep late despite the blazing sunshine outside! One bedroom has a king sized bed,

another has a queen and there are twin beds in the third that can be made into a second king bed. Throughout the house is a collection of colorful island paintings. The ocean side of the main floor is all glass and is elevated to provide distant views out to sea. You feel as if you are on a ship because all

you see is water! We frequently watch whales jumping and spraying from this porch! On the main level is the great room, the kitchen and a library/office. There is also a half bathroom with beautiful alabaster sink and the Master bedroom has a romantic four poster bed with a net canopy and a bathroom with a tub and shower.

There is a gourmet kitchen and a dining area with a table seating ten and a separate library/study room. This main floor has an open plan with soaring ceilings and warm polished cedar walls. The wall facing the oceanhas large sliding glass doors which open to a covered porch that brings the outside in, and is furnished with elegant cushioned teak chairs and another table seating eight for moonlight dinners. There are rocking chairs and a commodious hammock for lazy afternoon naps! The porches are concealed by dense coconut palm foliage that rustles softly in the tropical breezes.

Inside the main living room there is a 50 inch digital satellite TV for movie nights or sports. There is also a Bose sound system with an I-Pod docking station for music which you will find more enjoyable due to the excellent acoustics of the room. Throughout the house is reliable WiFi internet access for your laptop computer. In the study are shelves stocked with books, puzzles, games, and reference and local history books to make your visit fun and educational. A sunny downstairs porch furnished with beach furniture and an outdoor gas grill looks out onto a private garden area for sunbathing and sand castle building. The beach and the surf lie beyond the dune for swimming, shell collecting, and at low tide, tidal pools for the children to splash in. There are also adjacent sea caves for exploring at low tide. After all of this, there is a whimsically striped outdoor shower with hot and cold water!

A diesel generator protects guests against power outages.

Keywords: Two story beachfront home surrounded by coconut palms within walking distance of both Hope Town and White Sound.

More Details

Property Manager
JoAnn Goodwin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

Why JoAnn Goodwin chose Hope Town

We have been coming to Hopetown for over 25 years and have always appreciated the natural beauty of the islands with their surrounding reefs and waters. We also enjoy the people we encounter who have found their way here by various means and come from widely diverse backgrounds. From the descendants of the original settlers to the boating people that wander into the harbour, snow birds, second home folks, Florida residents fleeing their summer heat and humidity along with our more recent arrivals from Haiti contributing to the Island work force; all add their own spice to this rich cultural stew!

What makes this house unique

There is a wonderful feeling of privacy at Half Moon. We are located on a quiet unimproved road that doesn't get much traffic and are close enough to Hopetown for it to be convenient, but far enough away to not be bothered by it. The main view from the house is of the open sea with its ever changing moods which is framed by cliffs on one side and dense tropical foliage of palm trees on the other. You really have the feeling of being sequestered on your own island and while there is plenty to do on the outside, this is a place of peace and quiet!


Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be converted to a king
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) High chair also available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Generator for back up electrical service Dock Slip available for an additional $200/week on Nigh Creek


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Half Moon Spectacular Ocean Front in a Private Palm Grove
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Holicong,PA NE US, USA

Beautiful house and amazing snorkeling in Elbow Cay

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house located just far enough from town to feel very private and yet a quick golf cart ride, a 15 minute walk or an easy bike ride to Hopetown. And it is a 10 minute walk on the beach to the Abaco Inn. The house is tastefully decorated and has all the amenities of a well furnished home. There are four very nice bedrooms with comfortable beds and very good quality linens. We loved sitting and reading in the cozy living room or on the porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean surf. We cannot wait to get back to Elbow Cay and our beloved Half Moon rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Half Moon on our wedding week with our closest friends and from the moment we entered the house we were absolutely stunned by its beauty. It is located in a beautiful spot with an amazing ocean view, so spacious, so nicely decorated and so comfortable. It has everything that you could possibly need and more. You will feel so at home and you will not want to leave. The bedrooms are very spacious and extremely comfortable. The deck is amazing and it is so romantic to sit there in the evening and so beautiful to have breakfast in the morning. We will miss listening to the waves at night and that beautiful view. We have been to Hope Town before but Half Moon definitely made our stay quite special this time around with memories that we will treasure for a lifetime. We will certainly be back, the owner is a lovely wonderful lady who made it so easy to rent from and the caretakers were so sweet and lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Half Moon

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous location and a fabulous home. This is near Hopetown and easily accessible by walking or golf cart. The owner was to easy to deal with and always accessible. We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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KH,Okeechobee, Fl.

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I are here right now😀. It's just perfect, ocean at the back door. The back porch is covered, with super seating & dining & plenty of shade!!!!! We spend most of our time when at the house on the porch. This is our 2nd week here this trip, our 1st week included some of our children & 2 grandchildren. They are 4 & 1, & the railing are kid proof, unlike most homes on the island. Upstairs master gives privacy, the other 3 bedrooms & suite baths are downstairs. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need. The home is clean & well maintained. This is our 2nd trip staying at Half Moon, & we definitely stay here again!!!! Highly recommend it & Hopetown.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA, US

Amazing Week at Half Moon!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous week vacation at Half Moon in November. When we arrived at Half Moon, we were immediately taken back by the beauty of the home and its surroundings. The home has a really great layout that allowed everyone in our family to have a good amount of space, but it also felt cozy and warm at the same time. One of the best features of the house is the amazing ocean view. Our family definitely took advantage of relaxing outside on the porch with the soothing sounds of the ocean in the background. We also enjoyed exploring the island and experiencing Hope Town. The Locals in Hope Town are truly welcoming and made us feel at home for the week. We are definitely excited for our next family vacation at Half Moon!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were over the Moon @ Half Moon

  • 5 of 5

Half Moon is a very Special Place. Our family of 5 stayed 1 week at this beautiful ocean front home during Thanksgiving week. The location is perfect - centrally located to Hope Town, Tahiti Beach, the Abaco Inn & Fire Fly restaurants. The home is designed in harmony with the coastline and Abaco Bluff. It is a quiet, serene, private home with dramatic views of the oceanfront beach from the wonderful wraparound porch, the 2nd floor great room and bedrooms. The home is very spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and furnished beautifully. The place is intoxicating - we did not want to leave. This was our first trip to Elbow Cay, it is a wonderful little island. The Abaco people are very friendly with a real sense of respect for their neighbors, visitors and the Hope Town Community. We explored the island by golf cart & boat. We snorkeled around Hope Town and other cays. We made some wonderful life long lasting vacation memories exploring Elbow Cay and the surrounding area from Half Moon. We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
Hope Town. 50 paces from house.
Car: recommended

Despite the Google map, there is no nude beach and never has been. We are located on a beautiful ocean beach with coral reefs for snorkeling right in front of the house. You can surf just off shore and whales can sometimes be seen from the elevated front porch! There are sea caves on the beach just to the north of Half Moon and in low tide there are pools for children to play in. We have been told this is the best beach on the island for sea glass finding!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.