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Beautifully Renovated Landmark Historic House Heated Pool Sleeps 6

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The Colonial entrance to Strawberry House

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Last updated: 01/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-14 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Want the “wow!” factor?

Impress your friends, family or just yourselves by renting this amazing historic house on the Bayside of Harbour Island in a gem of a position in Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House has it all – location, history, elegance, views, sunsets and 21st century technology.

This newly renovated and totally refurbished 3 bed, 3 bath house has been lavished with upscale finishing touches that make it the hottest rental property in the town.

It was available for rental for the first time in March 2011.

LOCATION

Today Harbour Island is regarded as one of the gems not only of the Bahamas, but also of the whole Caribbean region. Its fabulous three mile pink coral beach is rightly seen as the biggest tourist magnet as well as the friendly locals and its fantastic array of stylish restaurants and boutique hotels.


Strawberry House is on the favoured Bayside and within two minutes walk to the best restaurants on the island – The Landing and The Rock House – just a five minute cart ride to famous pink beach

HISTORY

If you know Harbour Island, then you know all about the quaint “New England” architecture that takes on a distinct Caribbean and Colonial style that manifests itself in the heart of Dunmore Town.

Strawberry House not only defines this style but also has become one of the most photographed and painted houses with its iconic octagonal weather-vane tower and its delicious strawberry colored exterior.

Reputedly built around 1840, the House is one of the few limestone houses on the island and was originally built for the renowned local Albury family – at one time was the local hardware store.

OUTDOOR LIVING

Outdoor entertainment area with bar, gas grill, and covered kitchen area, Swimming pool with beautiful landscaping and shaded areas and Several outdoor terraces to either relax or watch the world go by.

ELEGANT ACCOMMODATION

Last year the house changed owners and has been extensively, but sympathetically renovated to make the three bedroom, three bath accommodation suitable for 21st century living. As Its new British owners’ winter residence they have lavishly equipped Strawberry House with a custom designed full kitchen incorporating upscale appliances, beautiful silver gray travertine bathrooms and an amazing outside entertaining area which includes a covered outdoor kitchen and rose color granite countertops. Yet they have retained the feel of a historic Bahamian house.
Inspired by cool gray driftwood tones the house has a light airy feel with the whole of the ground floor magnificently tiled in silver travertine tiles and the walls beautifully faux finished to create a truly inspiring overall impression.


Lounge

A cathedral style pecky cypress ceiling has been beautifully pickled and enables two Fanimation twin fans to steal the limelight. The whole ceiling is surrounded by a beautiful 12 inch coving which conceals lighting that adds a beautiful luster in the evening. The walls are faux finished by a local painter in cream and beige tones to contrast the original dark stained abaco pine floorboards.

Re-furnished with upscale furniture from Drexel Heritage and Restoration Hardware.

Kitchen

The kitchen has been designed for practicality and entertaining. Two long Corian countertops are framed with a superb double bowl granite sink. A custom fit French Door Fridge Freezer, a beverage cooler for wine, together with Kitchen Aid Dishwasher, Cooker, Warming Drawer and Microwave make up the essentials of the kitchen.

Master Bedroom

Whilst the old master bedroom was large (by Bahamian Cottage standards) – the master bath was tiny and featured a tiny shower room and washbasin. By radically redesigning the available space the new owners have created a truly beautiful master suite that includes twin closets, twin bowl vanity unit, a separate shower and a luxurious slipper tub. The whole bathroom has full height silver travertine tiles accented by complementary mosaic and dado tiles. Kohler faucets and a unique floor mounted mixer faucet for the tub. A shutter wall in distressed maple divides the bathroom from the bedroom affording as much or as little privacy as required.
The master bedroom is dominated by a Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® and has two mirrored nightstands. Either the remote controlled air conditioning unit or the stylish Fanimation ceiling fan achieves a comfortable temperature. The décor is the same as the upstairs living area with a blend of cream, beiges and grays. French doors lead to a private terrace for early morning coffee or breakfast.
A motorized drop down lift conceals the 32” Flatscreen TV to enable a great garden view.

2nd Master Suite

The bedroom has another Queen bed from Heavenly at Westin® with antique ivory nightstands and matching headboards. A mirrored armoire provides ample storage space together with a tall cupboard. Like the main master, air conditioning is remote controlled and a Fanimation® fan offers an alternative. The bedroom is decorated in light blue to complement the view through to the pool by way of full-length plantation shutters to the bath.
A 26inch flatscreen TV is fixed to the wall.
The adjoining bathroom has a delightful vanity unity with marble countertop and a tub and integrated shower. Plantation shutters in the bathroom offer privacy from the pool. Once again full height silver travertine tiling is used in the bath with matching flooring

Guest Bedroom

In order to offer flexible accommodation the second guest bedroom has twin beds in a stunning weathered oak with matching nighstand and dresser.

Again a 26inch Flatscreen TV, a Mitsubishi a/c unit and a Fanimation fan complete the bedroom.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a charming “Jack and Jill” shower room with a vanity unit that matches the bedroom furniture. As ever silver travertine is used throughout and weathered oak plantation shutters offer privacy.


Keywords: Recently renovated
Air conditioning
All en suite bathrooms
Luxury kitchen
Fabulous Views
Private Heated (Extra Charge) Pool
Outdoor Bar & Kitchen
Furnished by Restoration Hardware
Heavenly Beds by Westin
Widows Walk
Large outdoor dining areas
Security system & Safes
Cable TV in all rooms
Back Up Generator
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Manager

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Attractions

  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling

Location Type

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C in lounge area Mitsibushi Mini Splits in all bedrooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new 2012 Samsung...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Nordstrom Home...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new Jan 2012 Samsung...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break 2017
Feb 18 - Apr 12, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,068
$5,874 $26,699
Easter 2017
Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,068
Early Summer
Apr 19 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$748
$4,485 $16,019
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$641
$4,272 $12,815
Holidays 2017/8
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
14 night min stay

$10,679
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$748
$5,338 $16,019
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,067.95
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Eleuthera
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Harbour Island
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Landing
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbour Island

Car: Not Necessary

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Andrew and Pauline have been married for over thirty years and originate from England. We have two sons and a gorgeous granddaughter born in March of this year. In 2006 we were fortunate to take early retirement and discovered Harbour Island. Since then we have spent much of our winter on the island and spend the summer in the south of France. We enjoy skiing, boating, a bit of fishing and drinking Provence rose interspersed with the odd gin and tonic.

Why Dunmore Town, Bahamas:
This is not a vacation rental in the ordinary sense of the meaning as we spend a good few months at the property. As such we have furnished the property as a home rather than as merely an income generator. Therefore Strawberry House has been a labour of love, lavishing neat touches and upscale fittings and fixtures to ensure a luxurious living experience.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Luxury. Convenience to the best restaurants on the island. Fantastic sunsets. A private pool in an oasis of calm close to the center of the village. Great for outdoor dining and socialising. Easy accessibility for all that Harbour Island offers with a short stroll to the world famous pink beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/23/2017

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Photos

  • The Colonial entrance to Strawberry House

    The Colonial entrance to Strawberry House

  • Outside Grill and Bar area

    Outside Grill and Bar area

  • Another view of the Lounge

    Another view of the Lounge

  • The Hall with its historic portrait of Dunmore Town's founder - Earl Murray

    The Hall with its historic portrait of Dunmore Town's founder - Earl Murray

  • The Master Bedroom

    The Master Bedroom

  • 2nd Master Bedroom - it has an ensuite tub and shower with direct access to pool

    2nd Master Bedroom - it has an ensuite tub and shower with direct access to pool

  • View from Veranda across to Eleuthera

    View from Veranda across to Eleuthera

  • Tea & Strawberries from the Veranda!

    Tea & Strawberries from the Veranda!

  • The owners on the dock at nearby Bottom Harbour

    The owners on the dock at nearby Bottom Harbour

  • A Great British Jubilee Party - Strawberry House June 2012

    A Great British Jubilee Party - Strawberry House June 2012

  • Evening Dining on the veranda

    Evening Dining on the veranda

  • Bayside Harbour Island

    Bayside Harbour Island

  • A private oasis in charming tropical landscaped gardens

    A private oasis in charming tropical landscaped gardens

  • The lounge

    The lounge

  • View from Lounge through French doors to the Bayside

    View from Lounge through French doors to the Bayside

  • The Kitchen and view of the amazing open plan living area

    The Kitchen and view of the amazing open plan living area

  • Master Bathroom - all the bathrooms are fully tiled in travertine

    Master Bathroom - all the bathrooms are fully tiled in travertine

  • The Guest Bedroom - twin beds from restoration Hardware and ensuite shower room

    The Guest Bedroom - twin beds from restoration Hardware and ensuite shower room

  • The superb view of Government Dock from the Widows Walk

    The superb view of Government Dock from the Widows Walk

  • The end of a relaxing day - the sunse from Strawberry House

    The end of a relaxing day - the sunse from Strawberry House

  • Who's for Pimms? Jubilee Party at Strawberry Bar 2012

    Who's for Pimms? Jubilee Party at Strawberry Bar 2012

  • Seven minutes walk or three minute cart ride away.Three miles of pink beach!

    Seven minutes walk or three minute cart ride away.Three miles of pink beach!

  • Furniture on the Widow's Walk

    Furniture on the Widow's Walk

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, January 23, 2017

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