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Fully-Updated Cottage W/ Private Garden, Spectacular Bay Views

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Situated in the heart of Dunmore Town on a hill one block above the bay, Afterthought Cottage is a true gem that has been totally rebuilt using the finest of materials, fixtures and appliances and tastefully furnished by a proud and loving family to provide all modern comforts and conveniences without sacrificing its 19th century Bahamian charm. The house is bright and spacious with 8' ceilings on the first floor and cathedral ceilings on the second. The centrally air conditioned cottage sleeps eight, with a first floor king-size master bedroom and en-suite bath with built-in, user-coded safe and flat screen TV, spacious living room with large flat screen TV and DVD player, Sonos sound system, dining room seating eight, butler's pantry with sink, second dishwasher and wine/beverage cooler, office equipped with local Bahamian phone, Vonage phone for complimentary calls to the U.S. and Canada, Wi-Fi, computer printer/copier/scanner/fax machine and an all-new kitchen with island seating and stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is a covered outdoor veranda 40' long by 11' wide running the width of the house and boasting a wicker swing, outdoor living room with seating for eight and an outdoor dining area for eight. The veranda overlooks a terrace with gas barbecue, outdoor hot/cold shower and beautiful 14' plunge pool abutting a private, well-landscaped garden. Two kayaks are available for those sports enthusiasts. No need to worry about losing electricity, as Afterthought has its own full-house generator. All four bedrooms and the veranda have ceiling fans.

On the second floor there are three large bedrooms: one with a king bed, one with a queen and one with 2 twins. The second floor bathroom suite includes two individual lavatory/washrooms and a separate shower room. A new washer/dryer is conveniently closeted off the hallway. There is a spacious, newly-furnished 32' X 6' deck off the second floor and it provides easy access to the large 14' X 9' roof deck with its spectacular views of the bay and beautiful Harbour Island sunsets.

Our joyous, helpful house manager arrives mid-morning (except Sundays and Bahamian holidays) to provide housekeeping services, and our gardener maintains the grounds, gardens and pool. Experience the charm of Dunmore Town with a short walk to the ocean and what many believe to be the most beautiful, pink sand beach in the world.

Keywords: Bay property, in-town location, private garden with beautiful plunge pool, roof deck with scenic sunset views
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Front porch, first floor living space, first floor master bedroom and master bath and 1st floor covered veranda are all reasonably wheelchair accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Private outdoor shower with hot & cold water Water supply to house filtered to 5 microns RO system delivers pure drinking water to kitchen sink, pantry sink and kitchen refrigerator (both in-door water & ice) Full house automatic generator...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    Stereo speakers in living and dining rooms, kitchen, veranda, 2nd floor and roof decks...moreless

  • Television:

    In living room and master bedroom...moreless


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    One short, downhill block to bay...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    7 minute walk to spectacular, pink sand beach...moreless

  • Village:

    Centrally located on bayside hill in Dunmore Town with convenient access to shops, stores and restaurants....moreless

  • Water View:

    Bay view from large 2nd floor deck. 360 degree view of village, bay, town and iconic fishermen's docks, marina, and magnificent sunsets from sizable, protected roof deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    To US and Canada...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street:

    For 1 golf cart...moreless

  • Telephone:

    1 portable phone for local calls; 1 portable phone (w/ 4 handsets) for complimentary calls to US and Canada & chargeable international calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Kitchen fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Second dishwasher in pantry...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    All new stainless steel GE appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side GE refrigerator with pure water and pure ice delivered thru door...moreless

  • Stove:

    4-burner GE gas stove with middle griddle ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Can be rented for 1/2 day, day or week at main dock...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Furnished 2nd floor and roof decks; see photos...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks available for guests...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    See photos...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Attractive private garden abutting beautiful dunking pool...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3-burner Weber gas grill...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 05/19/2017
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3.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Eleuthera Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Main Dock

Convenient location with easy access to everything Briland has to offer.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1982

Why the Owner Chose Dunmore Town, Bahamas:
Our family has been visiting Harbour Island for the past 60 years. Our children have vacationed on Briland virtually every year of their lives. We want our renters to enjoy this beautiful, charming island and 'Home of Friendly People' as much as we have. There is no beach like the beautiful 3-mile long, pink sand beach that is talcum powder-soft, never hot to the feet, and whose onshore waves are filtered by the line of off-shore reefs. Enjoy walking on the firm, flat, wide stretch of sand, body surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, bone or bottom fishing on the bay, and deep-sea fishing offshore.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Afterthought Cottage boasts charm without sacrificing spaciousness and fully updated conveniences. The house has full living and dining rooms both inside the house as well as outside on the veranda. The living and dining rooms, kitchen, veranda and second floor and roof decks all have stereo speakers driven by a high-end Denon receiver with I-pod docking station. Renters will not suffer the inconvenience of occasional power outages as the generator powers the entire house. The reverse osmosis water purification delivers pure water to designated faucets and the icemaker. All sink, shower and tub water is softened. Afterthought offers a lovely pool in a tranquil, private garden for cooling off and the use of two kayaks for sports enthusiasts. The easily-accessible roof deck is a perfect setting for evening cocktails while enjoying the spectacular Briland sunsets.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/19/2017

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  • Afterthought Cottage

    Afterthought Cottage

  • View from kitchen to living and dining rooms

    View from kitchen to living and dining rooms

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Veranda looking south

    Veranda looking south

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • King Bedroom

    King Bedroom

  • Pool


  • Roof Deck view of the Bay

    Roof Deck view of the Bay

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • Butler's Pantry

    Butler's Pantry

  • Veranda looking north

    Veranda looking north

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Roof Deck view of famous Fisherman's Dock

    Roof Deck view of famous Fisherman's Dock

  • Briland sunset from Roof Deck

    Briland sunset from Roof Deck

VRBO #335369

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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