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Stunning 360° Sea Views and Beautiful Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house, featuring decking and pool

Wonderful house for families or groups vacationing together (you can also rent Hibiscus House next door). Plenty of room for cooking, entertaining, BBQ's, relaxing with a book, sunbathing and swimming by the pool or taking in the stunning views. Across the road is the private beach with turquoise warm waters and a nearby reef for snorkeling. Be sure to Bring your camera to capture the sunsets and sunrises which are different every day.

• central air conditioning

• swimming pool

• large wooden decks

• granite top Kitchen


• cable TV

• access to private beach

• shared dock

• King size Bed in Master Bedroom

• Twin Beds in all other Bedroom

• washer and dryer

• dishwasher

• microwave

• telephone

• Internet Access/Wifi

More Details

Penny Vaughan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Penny Vaughan

Jimmy and Penny have been coming to the Bahamas for over 50 years and now spend most of the year here. They also have a home in London, England. Their daughter is a Life Coach and lives in London and their son works in finance and lives in New York. They often have friends and family visiting from around the world and love to entertain. Jimmy can even sometimes be found singing at their famous restaurant - Mangoes!

Penny Vaughan purchased this house in 2002

Why Penny Vaughan chose Abaco

Penny's father used to manage the British Colonial Hotel in Nassau and she used to teach water skiing there and has been in love with the Bahamas ever since. When she married Jimmy they decided to buy a beach house in Marsh Harbour which proved to be so wonderful that it has now become their family home.

What makes this house unique

The fact that Eastern Shores is on a peninsula means you have the sea on both sides of the house, this allows for magnificent views both day and night. It is a magical place and a not so well kept secret, we hope you enjoy every minute as much as we do.


Marsh Harbour House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • TV in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Catering is available from our restaurant called Mangoes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Stunning 360° Sea Views and Beautiful Private Beach
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved Palm House! This house had everything we needed. The views from every room are incredible. The outdoor living space is perfect for morning coffee, or evening cocktails. We loved the comfort and spaciousness of the house. Beds are comfortable. We are definitely planning a return trip. The location could not have been better. Walking distance to ferries. Quick ride to Maxwells grocery store, which had everything we needed. Close to restaurants. We rented a boat for the week and the dock was great. A minute walk from the front door. I can't say enough good things about this place. The owners are a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Thank you so very much for Taking time to write such a great review, I really appreciate it. I am grateful that you took the time to sit down and write it. It gives me so much pleasure to know that you had a great holiday and hope we shall see you back again soon. All the best Penny
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and Penny was great. Pool was nice though rarely used since we were out for most of the day. Beds were comfy and there was plenty of space in the house. You will need charcoal for grill if you want to grill, though if you don't pack can get from local store. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I appreciate it. You were wonderful renters! Hope you made it back without a very bumpy sea crossing. All the best Penny
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Great house, well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

The property is very private and the home has plenty of space. The dock is a little exposed to heavy winds, but wide enough slips to tie off safely. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice words about PALM HOUSE. We enjoyed you being next door neighbours. All 8 of you were charming. Hope the trip back was not too rough and you made it in good time. All the very best Penny
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Better than the pictures represent

  • 5 of 5

Great views, water views in every direction. Lots of space to spread out. Within walking distance to the ferry. throughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Happy that you had a good time in HIBISCUS, hope to see you back again soon. Have a lovely summer. Best regards Penny
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Palm House has a marvelous views of the water. We were able to watch sunrises and sunsets each day which was another added bonus of this home's location. The house was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking implements and dishes. We grilled outside, used paddle boards and kayaks one day, and swam in the pool. Thanks Penny for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy I always appreciate a nice review, it gives me a lot of pleasure to hear nice comments and that you liked the house and our lovely island. Hope you come back soon All the best Penny
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Location of house is fabulous & the views are too. Amenities are average. Oven & lights not working.

  • 3 of 5

I believe when the house was new it was probably fantastic. Time and nature has taken its toll. The house needs some upgrades and TLC.

The were dead flies on the floors and most of the windows do not have screens. We found a note that the oven was broken when we arrived which directly affected what we could cook. A bottle of wine was sent over on Thursday ( we arrived the Friday before) to account for the 'trouble'. It would have meant more if either of the Vaughn's had delivered it personally. We enjoyed ourselves in spite of this. The views from this home are beautiful. If returning to Marsh Harbour, I would look for a different rental.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I apologise for the inconvenience you had. I will explain the reasons not the excuses. We have just gone through a hurricane which left some damage to the house and to the electricty problem. As you know we are an island and have to order parts, screens etc from the US. We are dependant on them arriving in time, this does not happen often but we are in the hands of the suppliers and the cargo boats delivery of the items. Then they have to go through customs and pay duty, this can sometime take days or weeks. I have no reason or excuse for the dead flies, i am truly sorry about that. Despite all your comments I am happy that you enjoyed our paradise. Regards, Penny
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Marsh Harbour International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Crossings Beach
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Treasure Cay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: recommended

Palm House is located on a private peninsula with the sea on both sides which allows for stunning views. There is a private beach for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, watching sunsets and it has been known to spot dolphins swimming by! We highly recommend renting a boat to experience all the islands, some are inhabited with picturesque houses, fun restaurants and bars, others have nothing to offer but pink sand and palm trees - the choices if yours.


Rates & Availability

Marsh Harbour House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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