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Hopetown Bahamas 'Chrysalis' Escape-Beach/Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Harbor Views, Beach Access, Pvt Int Courtyard..

Open living plan to create airy, interior/exterior living. Courtyard links master suite with queen bed and bathroom to main house. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs in main house. 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds the other with 1 double bed. Second bathroom upstairs with bathtub/shower. Rinse off after the beach in outdoor shower. Front porch provides stunning views of the harbor and sunsets, while offering privacy from the street. Spectacular, quiet, mile long beach 25 yards behind house. Wifi, cable television.

Property Manager
Olivia Reyelt
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 5, 2017

About Olivia Reyelt

Our parents discovered and immediately fell in love with this idyllic Bahamian island in the late 1960's. Shortly thereafter they purchased this plot of land with hopes of someday building their own retreat. After 20 years and 3 children, our father, a Cambridge, MA architect, was able to realize his dream design with the construction of Chrysalis. Today we three children enjoy bringing our own families to this special island to experience the relaxed Hope Town way of life.

Olivia Reyelt purchased this house in 1988

Why Olivia Reyelt chose Hope Town

Our property allows for idyllic views of the harbor and is steps to the white sandy beach. The dramatic architectural design combines the interior and exterior living spaces. The studio allows for private sleeping from the main house. Chrysalis is centrally located in the settlement of Hopetown; steps to restaurants, shops and beaches.

What makes this house unique

Chrysalis is at the most narrow part of the island with frontal access to the harbor and rear access to the beach. The unique, architectural design of the house allows privacy while being in the center of town activity.


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: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In studio
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs in main house. Shared with 2 bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Studio has a queen bed and a private bathroom with shower
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs in main house shared bath with tub with other bedrm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs in main house shared bath with tub with other bedrm
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Property management company who is available to meet you at ferry and show you to the home. They are available for any questions or house needs.


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Hopetown Bahamas 'Chrysalis' Escape-Beach/Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Incredible house

  • 5 of 5

We have rented houses and stayed at hotels in Hope Town but this was the first time we went with our kids. We had two teenagers and an 11 year old. They stayed in the main house and we had the courtyard cottage. Perfect! The courtyard cottage had a bed, two closets and a full bath. 10 feet away is the main house with the kitchen, tv/couch and small deck to the harbor. Upstairs is one bath with a bedroom with two twin and another bedroom with a full bed. The house is literally where the town comes together. Restaurants to the left and right. Groceries to the right. Liquor store and diving to the left. It's so easy. But, really, the most incredible part of the property is the private beach access. What a beach. Beach diving. 2 minute walk to Lodge for cocktails. Now, it's the Out Islands. Be prepared for paradise to have a cost...had a power blackout the night on July 4th. Too much juice being used for restaurants, bars and ac's. Limit your power. Limit your water. What makes Hope Town special is it's totally different than your "typical" week at home.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Island House!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Chrysalis for a week and had such a blast! It such a charming island house that is actually much more spacious than you would think just by looking at it. When we arrived everything was spotless and beautiful. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi and has air conditioning throughout although we opened the house up a lot because we prefer the fresh island air. The Chrysalis is situated in the most ideal part of town for new comers to the island. Just down the street from Harbour’s Edge where you can get a fantastic fish burger and just a short walk to Capt'n Jacks, groceries, shops and liquor store. We docked our boat at the sailing club dock which you can see from the house and offers public docking during the day. We also had beach access as you walk out of the house and up the dune. This place is a gold mine and working with the owner, Olivia, and Elbow Cay Properties was extremely easy. They are great people, very honest and on point! If you are looking for a true local Bahamian retreat I highly recommend discovering Chrysalis!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Several choices in town
Nearest Ferry
60 Metres
Walking Distance
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Several choices in town
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Directly Behind House
Car: not necessary

Set it a quaint Bahamian village with views of a candy striped lighthouse, Chrysalis fronts on the bustling harbor and backs to a mile-long sandy beach. Spend your days strolling the beach, body surfing in the waves, visiting the history museum, or snorkeling in the crystal blue waters. Or get more adventurous and rent a motor boat to go island hopping, go out on a charter fishing trip, or go scuba diving with Froggie's Out Island Charters. In the evening, enjoy cocktails on the porch and then wander to one of several restaurants offering local Bahamian cuisine. Hope Town has it all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Our cancellation policy is as follows: if you cancel 90 days prior to arrival you will receive your deposit back less 10% of deposit for processing fee. If you cancel less than 90 days before arrival, you lose your deposit unless we can re-rent the house for those same dates. Your deposit is non-refundable during the 4 weeks before and after Chrtms. and Easter holidays unless we re-rent the house

Thank you for submitting your reservation request. Please keep in mind that this booking is not confirmed until we have contacted you.
The following are some of our policies:
Check-in / Checkout:
Checkout time is no later than 9:30 AM and and check-in time is no earlier than 2 PM. Please let us know if an extra guest will be accompanying you. You will be charged a $150.00 per extra person.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.