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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 4 - 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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

New Modern 'Green' Villa With Panoramic Views, Pool And Just Steps To The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 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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The best week of my life!!

  • 5 of 5

My vacation at New Heights was the highlight of my year. I went with a group of 11 friends and enjoyed every moment. We spent nights on the dining deck sipping on red wine, eating fresh wahoo from Ricky Sands, a local fisherman, and watching the stars from the loggia. We stayed at the residence over New Years and rang in the upcoming year at Nippers, watching the fireworks and dancing with the locals. We spent our days tanning by the pool, going on morning runs to Orchid Bay, and searching for sea shells and conch. We also snorkeled numerous times in the nearby coral reefs and saw sting rays, sharks, barracudas, sea turtles, and an array of colorful fish. It was the highlight of our trip. 

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Speechless and fulfilled

  • 5 of 5

We searched for days to find a place that would allow us to have a small, family wedding on a private beach in January. We decided on Guana so our families could get there easily, and New Heights because of its beauty. My first contact with Mary was impressive. After we revealed to Mary that we chose New Heights partly because of its size and beauty, but more importantly because the beach appeared so private, her generosity was greater than we could have ever expected. She offered to help us plan, and we decided to take her up on it, and we couldn’t be happier.

Mary put us in contact with the property manager. From our first conversation, I trusted him and knew it was all going to be fine. He went to Donna Sand’s and set up our golf carts for the week; he went to Water Toys to set up fishing pole and boat rentals, and had even offered to have Sandra travel to Marsh Harbor to get groceries and alcohol ahead of our arrival – we wanted to do the grocery and alcohol shopping ourselves, so we refused that piece but nothing else.

Peter and his staff were impressive. They are professional, courteous, attentive and self-motivated. They keep the grounds looking spectacular, the house looking amazingly clean and kempt, and they are very knowledgeable of anything Guana Cay. Whatever our questions, they had the answer.

This house, the staff and the setting were perfect. You can watch the sun rise and set from the 2nd story deck; you can relax under a thatched-roof gazebo on a private beach; you can be anywhere you want on the island in minutes; you can cook tremendous meals in the beautiful kitchen and eat them on the west-facing deck as the sun goes down. Swim in the ocean or in the pool – your choice. You can stay connected to the world or completely unplug. The choice is yours.

Before we met, my wife and I had traveled to numerous islands in our time, and New Heights is by far the best place we have stayed. Of course Guana is a big part of that, but when it is all said and done, New Heights, Mary Boyle, Peter and his staff are what made the difference. We will be back here soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful island getaway

  • 5 of 5

Starry nights and sea sights! NEW HEIGHTS never lets you forget that you're on vacation on a beautiful Bahamian island. I had a full week of good company at this outstanding setting.

Situated on the quiet narrow end of Great Guana Cay, you're surrounded by the white capped surf of the Atlantic, or the calmer waters of the Abacos. Take your choice of balcony view while availing yourself of the amenities this expansive and beautifully appointed vacation home offers.

Or take a short walk to the beach, lie out in the sun, and walk the sand between the pounding surf and high cliffs. Night or day, stroll the quiet road into town, free of traffic except for friendly islanders in their golf carts.

I enjoyed all this and much more, but I'll leave you to your own welcoming and delicious surprises.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation in a luxurious home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Guana. The last time, we stayed at a nice house on the sea side. This time, we saw the New Heights ad and were taken by its modern, open design. The reality was everything we expected and more. It’s at a narrow part of the island and it has views of both the Sea of Abaco and the ocean from its high perch. The house is large and can accommodate a large group (it seats 10 at the dining table), but it is filled with spots for individuals to get quiet time and just curl up with a good book. The kitchen is probably the best-equipped one I have seen at a rental house. Despite that we still got out to Orchid Bay for rib night. It gets dark early in December, and watching the stars from the upstairs living area was amazing. During the day, the beach was empty. We used the built-in cushioned chaises with palm covered gazebo overhead that the owner installed on the beach. Over the course of the afternoon, we saw only 4 people. New Heights is a great place to get away to.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Views, Blue Water & Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had three generations on this vacation. The house was perfect fo our group. Everyone had something that suited them. My kids had easy access to a beautiful beach and a large pool for a Bahamian cay. My parents had outstanding views and comfortable living space with a first floor bedroom. Most of the houses we looked at required stairs for access and my mother uses a walker. The owner explained that there was access from the lawn with only one step into the kitchen. That was great. My husband and I enjoyed our family time as well as a couple of evenings dancing at Nippers. Even on the one day it rained all day people could watch TV, surf the net and go upstairs to the loggia and watch the waves crash on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Great Guana Cay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
December 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
December January Holiday rates
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
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.

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