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New Modern 'Green' Villa With Panoramic Views, Pool And Just Steps To The Beach

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


NEW HEIGHTS is a spectacular, modern, three-level residence, just steps from the beach. It features a private pool, a shared dock and tennis court and a private gazebo on the beach. The main house’s four bedrooms comfortably sleep eight and can accommodate 18 should you reserve its attached apartment.


Another feature that separates New Heights from other residences is the quantity and quality of outdoor and indoor living areas. The contemporary custom design features indoor and outdoor living and dining areas, with eight outside verandas, patios, and balconies, each of which offers a stunning view of the water. The house was designed to create places where people can gather, like the Great Room, Grand Loggia, Pool and Patio. It was also designed to provide spots where a person can curl up with a good book.

New Heights also has breathtaking sunrise and sunset views. The most prominent of these is from the Grand Loggia which occupies the top fourth of the house, looking out at the Atlantic and the Sea of Abaco.


We designed the Great Room to feature an open floor plan for the main living area, using 14 nine-foot french doors and a kitchen with two ten-foot islands, providing unobstructed views of the pool, ocean, and sea. It has one of the most fully equipped chef's kitchens available, including a prep island with seating for five in Philippe Starck chairs. The kitchen also includes a separate coffee/juicing station, beverage storage for 40 bottles, a butler’s pantry including a wine fridge, bar and desk.

The main dining area seats 10 under a large covered veranda with ceiling fans and sunset views. The dining deck wraps around to a furnished patio that joins the forty-foot long pool. The Grand Loggia typifies the house’s openness. It is a perfect spot for larger gatherings or for lounging with a flat-screen TV and a full bar. Star-gazing from the loggia is breathtaking.


Around the pool, there are various sets of chaises and a patio with modern plush sofas and chairs. For beachside lounging, there is a private covered gazebo with double bed cushioned chaises. Additional Adirondack chairs and ottomans can be brought down to the beach by the property manager.


Each of the four bedrooms in the main residence opens onto a private balcony with stunning water views. One bedroom has private seating and another has a covered day bed on a veranda. All bedrooms have custom-designed beds and furniture with ample bedside lighting and all have french doors and screens so you can be lulled to sleep by the relaxing sound of the surf.

The residence has six bathrooms, including a half bath on the main floor. It also has a luxury outdoor shower with an extra-large soapstone sink to wash the sand off of all your treasures from the sea. On the third level, enjoy views of Surfer’s Beach from the master bath’s modern egg-shaped tub. The master bath also features a mosaic tiled shower. All other bathrooms are tiled in marble or travertine and all full-size baths have extra-large walk-in showers.


Along with the main residence, New Heights has an independent entry apartment with two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and a flat-screen TV, and the other with bunk beds. The bunk room includes two double bed bunks (four beds) designed with adults in mind. Each bed has independent lighting and electrical outlets. The apartment has a full bath and kitchenette. The apartment also has its own dedicated patio outside with separate entrances to both bedrooms.


Guana Cay is an hour flight from several Florida east coast cities and a thirty-minute ferry ride from Marsh Harbor. Leave behind the traffic lights, shopping malls and crowded beaches. Indulge in the unspoiled natural beauty of the island and its waters, while enjoying a secluded setting — or step into your golf cart and drive five minutes or less to restaurants and the Settlement scene.

More Details

Mary and Tim Boyle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Mary and Tim Boyle

Mary and Tim Boyle are a couple from Shaker Heights, Ohio. Mary is an interior designer and furniture designer who put her stamp on New Heights through her unique designs. Tim is an avid cook and fisherman and we equipped a kitchen with all the amenities. We hope you enjoy your time at New Heights as much as we do.

Mary and Tim Boyle purchased this house in 2014

Why Mary and Tim Boyle chose Abaco Islands

On our first visit to Guana, we were looking for a space on which to build a modern, eco-friendly house with easy beach access, a dock and views of the water. The spot we found was the perfect combination. The iconic modern house we built is situated to take advantage of the ample winds, the rising and setting of the sun and moon and provides water views from every room.

What makes this house unique

New Heights is an uncommon property among the Abacos. Its architecture, decor and setting place it among only a few residences available for rental. It is both grand and intimate. One can entertain there, or find a quiet pristine place to take in the natural beauty of the island.


Great Guana Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower with soapstone sink
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , custom bed with private balcony custom built-in in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , balcony with covered outdoor day bed, walk-in closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , private balcony, french doors, custom built-in in closet.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , private balcony, french doors, walk-in closet
    Apartment Bedroom - 1 queen , french doors to private patio, TV, walk-in closet
    Bunk Room sleeps 8 adults - 4 double , two sets of bunk beds, two closets, private patio
  • All beds are custom-designed and all bedrooms have seating areas. Feather and hypo-allergenic pillows available. Feather and hypo-allergenic comforters/duvets are available. All bedrooms have French doors with screen doors. All beds have a view of the Atlantic or the Sea in the main house. Lower level bedroom and bunk rooms have views of the gardens.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • marina
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our caretaker will pick you up at the ferry dock and check you into the house when you arrive. The caretaker can do so in your rented golf cart if you arrange it in advance. Groceries can be purchased on your behalf by our caretaker in advance of your arrival for an additional fee. Housekeeping can be provided on a daily or twice a week basis at an additional fee.


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New Modern 'Green' Villa With Panoramic Views, Pool And Just Steps To The Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Exceptional design with breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

This home is fantastic - breath taking views from every room. The floor plan worked very well for our large group. There are numerous outdoor spaces to take advantage of the fantastic ocean breezes; we especially enjoyed the second floor loggia. The attention to detail is evident throughout from every piece of furniture to the very well equipped kitchen. The design is contemporary but warm and wonderfully refreshing. It far exceeded our expectations.

We all loved the home as well as the island of Great Guana Cay. The beach is a 2 minute walk from the home and is world class. Nippers and Grabbers were both fun places with good food and great drinks. The boat docks were very convenient as well. It was a wonderful location for us - loved exploring the islands and then returning to our own private paradise.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guana vacation 7/28/17-8/4/17

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at New Heights!!! All of the rooms and bathrooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable. There were 8 of us and we never felt crowded. The views are stunning from every room in the home. Everything you would need is there! just bring your swim suit,flip flops, shorts and just hang out!!

Doug, the onsite care taker, was so helpful to arrange for taxi service in Marsh Harbor and even had our carts waiting at the dock in Guana when we got off of the ferry. Millie, the housekeeper was so kind and generous and came in throughout the week to clean, this was really an indulgence!

As our family is expanding, we hope to bring the grand babies back with us next year!

Thank you again Mary and Tim for sharing your home with us....

Joy Dedeaux

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house on Guana!

  • 5 of 5

The house is unbelievable! Details details details. I travel and go into situations very guarded. Not with this house. And Doug the property manager/concierge. He will handle any situation or want. When I go back this is the only house I will ever stay. Thank you Mary and thank you Doug!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! Ocean or bay views from every bedroom and the living spaces. The design of the house, both how it was sited as well as the interior spaces, was obviously done by a professional as every view as well as every nook and cranny seems to follow a consistent design approach.

As stunning as the pictures on the site are, they aren't able to represent the feel of the place. We are making plans to return and spend a little longer next time.

P.S. we loved the pool!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Bliss

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was years in the making. Dreaming of a house in the Caribbean big enough to house 17 family members, with a pool, with concierge service, with a personal chef.... I can not even put into words how wonderfully New Heights fulfilled my dream!!

First - the house itself. Perfection. So well laid out, so beautifully decorated, so family friendly, so quiet, so peaceful - I could go on and on. Mary has a wonderful eye - both for beauty and functionality. The beds were amazing, bathrooms with the walk in showers were so well laid out, outdoor eating area allows for sunset views while dining, the outdoor living area perfect for naps and family games. As an added bonus, Charlie the rooster lives on the hill behind the house and visited us every day. We all loved him.

Now the beach - perfection! Again, kudos to Mary. The cabana is comfortable and well placed. Lounges, cushions, shade - right there. Although no beach in the Bahamas is private, it sure felt like we were on a private beach! No one else for miles. We even found a coveted washed up bouy to add to the bouy tree on the island. We loved the beach so much, we walked about a half mile up to pick up trash (there wasn't any on "our" beach) so that we could give back to the island in some way!

Now - the people. Poor Mary. She had to put up with a million questions/ requests from me! She is awesome and sooooo easy to work with. What you want in a rental home owner for sure. She bridges the gap between real time and Island time well. Not an easy task!

The house staff are amazing! Duke and the grounds crew on point. Doug and Candis so easy to deal with and ready to make our stay all we wanted. From arranging in house chef services, preparing lunches, building bonfires, cracking coconuts... Candis even made us cookies - TWICE! We had some dietary restrictions and the team was so conscientious in meal planning, provisioning and serving. Always a vegan option for our 1 vegan (including desserts - OMG chocolate vega cupcakes were amazing - we all ate them), always almond free options, always onion free option... We had onion, corn, almond, peanut, pork allergies to deal with and they were so well handled. Chef O'Neal rocks!

I feel so lucky to have found New Heights! Even more so knowing how booked they are and how hard it can be to get a time slot. It worked out perfectly for our family.


  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a family of eight and our time at New Heights was the BEST EVER!

The home is absolutely beautiful. So well equipped, the cleanliness, the linens, additional amenities gave us all the comforts of home.

The peace and beauty of it all was much needed and appreciated. There was no need to even leave the home. You have it set it up so comfortably for all.

Your caretaker Doug was a pleasure and was always there when needed!!!

The gratitude I have is beyond words. I have been blessed discovering Abaco 20 years ago. Each time I visit I leave a part of me there and always plan on returning and my hope is to return next year 

Now, I can't imagine staying anywhere else on Guana since our stay at New Heights.

If you are looking for comfort, luxury, relaxation, best views on the Island, easy access to the grandest beach on the planet…………….I would highly recommend New Heights

Thank you Mary for your hospitality!!!! WE LOVED IT!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Changeover housekeeping $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Lower Level Studio apartment: Sleeps 10 total/ Two bedrooms/ Main bedroom sleeps two/ Bunk room has four double beds, sleeps 8/ Full bathroom with shower/ Kitchenette/ Private patio with dining. Seperate entrance to both bathrooms. Seperate entrance to bathroom. Weekly rate: $2,480.00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.