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Charming Artist's Waterfront Home With Dock

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Delightful 2/2 With Front Porch Hanging Over The Waters Of The Sea Of Abac

“Sandpiper” is a charming artist owned two-storey, 2/2 cottage with it's own deep water dock and whose large front porch hangs directly over the celadon waters of the Sea of Abaco! To the back of the cottage are the beautiful White Sound beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The home will sleep 4 to 6 people very comfortably and has recently been repainted, reupholstered and decorated with the island-inspired art of it's artist owners.

The large loft style master bedroom suite is upstairs and has cathedral ceilings, a king size bed, two twin beds, an office space and sliders to a small balcony overlooking the sound. There is an en suite bathroom with shower and double sinks as well as a large closet and several bureaus.

The downstairs guest room also has high ceilings, a queen size bed, sliders that open onto the front porch and dock and has an additional private entrance from the rear patio. It has a small en suite bathroom with a shower. Both bedrooms have AC and all the rooms in the house have ceiling fans and views of the Sea of Abaco.

The kitchen comes well equipped with any and all needed dishes, pots and pans for cooking and baking as the owners love to cook. There is a lovely new glass and shell back splash recently made by the owner and a combination washing machine and dryer behind the bi fold doors next to the pantry. There is a large eat at counter/island as well as a dining room table.

The delightful sunken living room also has high cathedral ceilings, sliders out to the front porch and dock and a large flat screen TV. You will find plenty of books and games for those lazy afternoons on the front porch. Wifi is also available. All linens are provided including beach towels.

Just across the road is the Abaco Inn, a favorite among locals for its happy hour, pool, restaurant and decks that face both the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic. Sea Spray Marina with its restaurant and bar are just a short walk down the road. Our caretaker will meet you at your arranged ferry arrival time from Marsh Harbour and transport you to “Sandpiper”. Rentals of golf carts, boats, fishing charters and dive and snorkel trips are available through multiple businesses on the island. Reservations are recommend for busy times of the year.

More Details

Property Manager
Brian Faunce
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018


Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Suggest travelers purchase a "Cancel For AnyReason" insurance policy through a third party for their protection.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • upstairs ensuite w/shower & double sinks - toilet , combination tub/shower
    downstairs ensuite - toilet , shower
  • two full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • upstairs master - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
    downstairs guest - 1 queen
  • two bedrooms...upstairs master with king bed and two twins, downstairs queen size bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Artist's Waterfront Home With Dock
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Layout worked perfect especially with older relatives in downstairs bedroom. Very clean. Works great with a boat rental. Lots of star watching on dock. Loved going to Abaco Inn (say "hi" to Tom), plus Firefly, Gaffers as well as Lubbers.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the best property...dock, deck, location, view, cleanliness, atmosphere. We just can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Sandpiper is just the best spot on the island. Everything you could want is there; the view, the ambience, the deck and dock, the attentive caretakers, the central location to restaurants and town. This place is highly recommended. You can ask Brian questions at if you have specific needs.

Sam and Pam

October 2017

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect getaway for two couples with an excellent, chill location in White Sound with great boat dockage, stunning sunset views, and an ideal vista to a galaxy of shooting stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty much perfect. I'd go 6 stars if I could

  • 5 of 5

We flew ourselves into Marsh Harbor Dec 27 w/ 2 kids and 125 pounds of supplies for the 10 days we were at Sandpiper (our first time to Abacos). Jamie met us at the ferry dock (next time I'll have Island Marine pick us up at the Calcutta dock (extra $40, but well worth it to save the ferry hassle and cost). We rented a 20' Albury for our time there, roughly $100/day. Great boat, and nice folks. They also rent snorkel gear and are a one-stop shop for Abacos knowledge. Jeff and Jennie are the owners, not just of Island Marine, but also Parrot Cay. Jeff's Dad bought it from the Queen of England in the late 50's- buy his book, it's at the counter and a good read.

Sandpiper is perfect for a family. There is a king bed and 2 singles in the upper bedroom, and a queen in the lower. Firm, high quality mattresses in all, and good clean sheets. The house was spotless when we arrived, and the ice cube bucket was full to the brim as well (a nice touch). The kitchen has plenty of pots and pans and silverware. If you're a fancy gourmet, you may want to bring a chefs knife. We found the cutlery just fine though. The cutting boards are in the pantry btw!

We also rented a golf cart from H&N Carts- $40/day I think. Perfectly serviceable.

As far as the important stuff that makes or breaks a rental vacation property, Sandpiper is PERFECT in my opinion. Plenty of hot water, near-new washer and dryer, correctly operating stove (gas btw) and oven, gas grill w/ full propane tank, private dock, solid WIFI (not enough for streaming Netflix, but...shut off your damn devices, you're on vacation), landline with a number for emergency calls inbound, Jamie is responsive and helpful, lots of beach towels, and THE GREATEST VIEW EVER (especially at the price). Abaco Inn is a 3 minute walk away, with free coffee every morning at 7am (and a great group of locals to kibbutz with), and excellent food and booze all day. White Sound is literally under the deck, and the Atlantic (north side of Abaco Inn is best spot) is 200 yards away.

There's a grocery store 1/2 mile away by golf cart, prices 30% higher than Marsh Harbor, 60% higher than mainland USA, but good selection. The pizza place next door is EXCELLENT. Liquor store about the same distance, but we went into town for beer and booze- the liquor store next to Froggies was a good source of local knowledge. Beer is about $1.50 each, so not too bad. Kalik is the Bahamian beer. I find it to be an acquired taste.

VERY Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to Hopetown and our first stay at Sandpiper. She did not disappoint! The layout of the house is great for each couple to have some privacy, yet plenty of space to gather for evening drinks and meals. Although I'll have to confess, we didn't cook much as we really enjoy the restaurants downtown and enjoyed pizza at Sea Spray. We rented a golf cart for the week and I strongly suggest doing that. The grocery store just around the corner is great and has all you would need. In the past we've shopped in Marsh Harbour at Maxwells before boarding the ferry. We didn't miss a thing by skipping that step. Beds were quite comfortable and never did we turn on the air conditioner as the ceiling fans are well placed and plenty of windows. It was nice not having to pack beach towels as plenty were provided. I agree with another review that it would be nice to have a couple of more chairs on the deck. Two were great, we fished one out of the water that was cracked but you could still use it and the chaise was cracked so you got a little pinch when you used it! The little beach was perfect to launch my paddle board and just across the street the Atlantic! I strongly suggest getting to Tahiti Beach at low tide as it provides a wealth of sea life. We rented a 23 foot Albury for a day and hit Petes, the mooring on the reef for some snorkeling, Cracker P's, and of course the lighthouse. Seahorse is very easy to deal with and you can't beat the Albury. As everyone has said Jamie was fantastic. He was there to pick us up and take us to the house and even checked in with us to see if we needed help on departure day. Everything in the house worked great, it was clean, plenty of supplies to get us started and the location is simply lovely! We even enjoyed visiting with the neighbor. Thank you Brian and Sandpiper for a great week. We hope to see you for a longer stay next winter.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A family oriented beach community for boating, sunning, fishing, snorkeling, diving, shelling and relaxing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

In deference to our caretakers, we will not accept checkins or checkouts on a Sunday (their only day off to be with their family); they are, of course, always available to you for any emergencies that may arise on a Sunday while you are in residence.

50% deposit upon confirmation of booking dates.
Balance due three weeks before arrival date.
If you need to cancel your reservation, we will refund your deposit only if we can rebook your time slot.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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