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Kettlestone Luxury Villa - Unique Private Oceanfront with Seaside Pool & Dock

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 with beautiful Ocean Views!

A Unique Luxury Bahamas Villa

KettleStone is a spectacular ocean-front Villa on the beautifully serene "family island" of Andros in The Bahamas. Nestled in the coastal canopy only minutes from amenities, it is the epitome of a secluded holiday home.

KettleStone is comprised of a central living area, CedarTop, which contains the open concept living and dining areas, central kitchen, and a radial stone staircase leads to a loft bedroom suite with bath, named Morgan's Loft after the infamous Captain Morgan, whose stories are an intrinsic part of this island's lore. CedarTop is complimented by two additional bedroom suites, CayView and Sunrise, each offering an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and large ensuite baths complete with double door shower.

KettleStone is equipped with all modern amenities, and has a fresh water swimming pool, waterfall and jetted spa in addition to steps going straight into the ocean lagoon or onto the newly constructed dock. Enjoy the warm soothing firelight from our outdoor fire-on-glass fireplace or mix your favorite beverage at the outdoor kitchen and bar.

Grill-masters can enjoy the palapa covered grill station complete with its own lighting system.

There are plenty of activities on the island, and on the property to satisfy everyone in a family or friends group. In addition to relaxing and soaking the sun, there is scuba diving, fishing (bone-fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing), birding, blue hole explorations, snorkeling, swimming, and shopping. Comprised of one acre of mature landscaped grounds, KettleStone is the ideal place to unwind.

Begin your day with breath-taking sunrises from the terraces, or the private dock palapa!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Principle Renter must be 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    For specific questions contact the owner....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking allowed outside, but prohibited inside the Villa....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • CayView Ensuite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Additional single bed/day bed....moreless

  • SunRise Ensuite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Additional single bed/day bed....moreless

  • Morgan's Loft Ensuite: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Additional single bed/day bed....moreless

  • Each bedroom is complimented with European style fixtures, marble flooring and granite vanities finished in brushed nickel. Large overhead rain showers and glass shower doors add to the contemporary design and provide a true sense of luxury and comfort. Professionally designed lighting and high vaulted ceilings with natural sun-lighting provided by crowning cupolas are just some of the features that are incorporated in each bedroom. Bedroom sizes and octagonal layout easily accommodate an additional bed to maximize sleeping options. CayView and SunRise bedroom suites have granite kitchenettes with deep stainless sinks, coffee makers and mini fridges....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • CedarTop Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Quality Fixtures/Granite Vanity...moreless

  • SunView Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity...moreless

  • CayView Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity...moreless

  • Pool House: toilet, shower, outdoor shower

    Pool-side bath and changing facility with outdoor shower...moreless

  • Morgan's Loft Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity...moreless

  • European style ensuite bathroom, finished in marble, granite and brushed nickel with a double glass rain shower and dual vanity....moreless


  • Music Library:

    Bluetooth Nano Pod with assorted genres and Bahamian Island music selections....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Satellite TV and Smart TV with internet....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Bluetooth enabled portable speakers....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen large 50" screen HD Smart TV. Bluetooth enabled....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    KettleStone is merely blocks away from Fresh Creek, but in a very private location. The "Fabric of the Bahamas" is created at the Androsia Batik Factory just 1 mile away. Great for tours and shopping....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    KettleStone's open plan concept gives generous panoramic ocean views complimented by a necklace of low lying cays....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Hand cut limestone terraces provide easy entry to a shallow sandy bottom lagoon ideal for swimming and snorkeling. KettleStone has a 70" dock with lighted palapa for evening enjoyment....moreless

  • Resort:

    KettleStone has negotiated very favorable packages with a local renowned diving and fishing resort for your convenience and savings....moreless

  • Rural:

    Although KettleStone is minutes from amenities its unique oceanside location provides you with the privacy that one would expect in a rural setting....moreless

  • Village:

    Located on the outskirts of the small settlement of Fresh Creek, KettleStone has easy access to community amenities without compromising its overall sense of privacy....moreless

  • Water View:

    Experience an incredible ocean view as you enjoy relaxing in KettleStone's fresh water pool, cascading waterfall and heated jetted spa, combining to make outdoor dining truly tropical....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    KettleStone is the perfect place to enjoy your scuba diving, snorkeling, deep-sea, reef and bonefishing holiday....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Outdoor teak dining set for 10. Indoor pine dining set for 10, additional seating available. Open concept panoramic view. Additional seating available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms suites and villa have independent split system A/C. There is a $15/day energy surcharge per unit. Please advise on arrival whether you will require A/C. There is no charge if not used....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Front load high efficiency gas dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fire-on-Glass gas outdoor fireplace....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    8MB Internet available with WiFi extenders throughout....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes ... see terms and conditions....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great-room open concept living area with extra deep comfort sectional sofa and chairs with panoramic ocean views....moreless

  • Parking:

    On premise parking plus separate parking area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Complimentary Courtesy phone for local calls provided. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Full bath set, and pool towels provided for each bedroom suite....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Front load high efficiency washer with detergents provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee makers provided in the main villa and each bedroom suite/kitchenette....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked kitchen with service for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Villa has stainless steel professional dishwasher....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full custom designed kitchen. Bedroom suites include mini-fridge and kitchenette. Outdoor kitchen includes gas cook-top, gas oven, 2 sinks, 2 mini fridges and adjacent gas grill under it's own tiki....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Villa has stainless steel microwave. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven incorporated into professional stove, also one stainless steel mini-oven and one baking oven in outdoor kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Upon request....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 full and 3 stainless steel mini-fridges. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    Professional Italian stainless steel gas stove with full exterior exhaust. Outdoor kitchen has gas cook top....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Regular and Bagel Toaster....moreless


  • Bicycles:

    Island touring bikes with foot brakes, additional bikes available on request....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    4000 sq. ft. hand cut local limestone decked patios and terraces with professional outdoor lighting. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks one sea kayak on premise....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Adjacent villa bedroom suites feature semi enclosed breeze ways with seating. Covered high vaulted porches front and back....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped and irrigated, lawns / gardens with over 100 mature coconut palms providing your own private coconut water and fresh coconut....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP BBQ grill adjacent to Summer Kitchen/Bar. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private custom designed natural stone jetted spa complimentary temperature maintained 102F upon request, with full ocean and pool view. Pool House with bath/outdoor shower....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Private outdoor fresh water pool, custom designed with waterfalls and stone terrace providing full ocean access and entry. Heating packages available on request. Pool House with bath/outdoor shower....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year's 2017
Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2018
5 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2019
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000


Standard occupancy is six(6) persons. Maximum occupancy is eight (8) persons (by agreement only) subject to a $50/adult/day or $25/child/day surcharge. Child is under age 15 (no additional charge for infants under 2) CayView & SunRise will easily accommodate an additional single bed each.

Morgans Loft is not suitable for young children, the elderly or infirm as access is via a radial stone staircase.

A/C energy surcharge of $15/day per A/C unit.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Andros International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hanks Bar and Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Fresh Creek
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queens Highway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hanks Bar and Grill
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Somerset Beach

Car: Recommended

The KettleStone Villa offers panoramic views and direct entry onto a sand bottom lagoon enhanced by a necklace of cays framing the Bahamas famed turquoise waters. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, wading and swimming right off the seaside terrace, or fish off our newly constructed dock. Miles of secluded beaches are very near the property.

Take one or more of our kayaks to the sugar sand beach on nearby Goat Cay minutes from the villa and enjoy a picnic while there, or snorkel the Andros Barrier Reef corals.

If you enjoy scuba diving or reef snorkeling, there is a professional dive center at a local resort only 3 miles from the villa. More experienced divers can enjoy the famous wall of the Tongue of the Ocean or even diving in one of our numerous Blue Holes.

Enjoy spending moonlit nights under the dock's authentic thatch palapa or engaging in intimate conversation seated in one of the several ocean-side terraces...the choice is yours to make.

Andros is abundant with miles of secluded public beaches minutes from the villa ideal for beach-combing, shelling and flats fishing. Fresh Creek is just around the corner from the villa and you can explore the creek and surrounding waters in a small skiff rented from Hank's place 5 blocks away from KettleStone.

Whether you choose organized eco-tours, bird-watching, guided bone fishing, reef or deep sea fishing there are qualified guides we can arrange for you. If an unstructured vacation is more to your liking ... simply explore the island and local settlements at your own pace. Travel is easy and the island is very friendly.

Be sure to visit the local Batik factory and outlet store to check out the hand dyed patterns that make Androsia the unofficial fabric of the Bahamas.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: KettleStone was conceived, built and is owned by Michael Hornby ... formally of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Michael first discovered Andros Island in 1988 on a diving vacation and in 1997, in pursuit of his passion for scuba diving and a simpler lifestyle took the plunge literally and moved to the Bahamas. Michael currently lives on Andros Island and manages a local all-inclusive resort as well as owning and managing KettleStone. No stranger to the hospitality industry, in addition to being a Technical and Recreational Diving Instructor, Michael enjoys Blue Hole cave diving, deep wall diving and is a private pilot and boat captain. After 19 years of living on Andros, the love for the simplicity of the environment and the friendliness of local inhabitants continues to grow. Michael envisioned building a warm and welcoming luxury home that showcased the natural island beauty, and with a strict attention to detail it had to offer barefoot elegance that could be shared with others. With this vision in mind, Michael built KettleStone without compromise.

Why the Owner Chose North Andros, The Bahamas:
Situated on one acre … KettleStone land was chosen from years of local island research and a great stroke of opportunity which involved being offered the ideal virgin land from which to commence construction. Saving as much natural flora as possible was paramount, so carefully the land was hand cleared to preserve mature natural growth. Minutes from amenities, an international airport only a mere one hour flight from Florida and 5 minutes from a port of entry marina ... the location was ideal. A barrier island chain, shallow lagoon and sufficient elevation to provide a panoramic view and offer cooling breezes ... KettleStone had found its beginning.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
KettleStone was built with attention to detail. Named for the 'Kettle' formations at waters edge and expansive use of hand crafted local 'Stone' ... hand cut limestone ocean-side terraces and poolside patios enable you to take an ocean swim/snorkel to be followed by a dip in the freshwater pool or jetted spa and sun-bathe to the sound of the cascading waterfall. High vaulted open cedar ceilings and an open concept design gives KettleStone a sense of spaciousness and participation with nature. Panoramic views from each suite and the centrally located kitchen enable you to appreciate were you are at all times. Fully landscaped grounds, sheltered breezeways and back patio enable you to enjoy nature front and back. The spectacular sunrises have to be seen to be believed. Welcome to KettleStone!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Twilight Terrace

    Twilight Terrace

  • Oceanside Pool and Jetted Spa

    Oceanside Pool and Jetted Spa

  • Custom Designed Pool Terraced Waterfall

    Custom Designed Pool Terraced Waterfall

  • Open Concept Kitchen

    Open Concept Kitchen

  • Deep Seat Luxury

    Deep Seat Luxury

  • 'Morgan's Loft' Bamboo Poster Bed

    'Morgan's Loft' Bamboo Poster Bed

  • 'CayView' Suite Poolside

    'CayView' Suite Poolside

  • 'Sunrise' Suite

    'Sunrise' Suite

  • 'SunRise' Ensuite Bath

    'SunRise' Ensuite Bath

  • Twilight Poolside

    Twilight Poolside

  • Sunrise Dock

    Sunrise Dock

  • Shallow Water Lagoon Entry

    Shallow Water Lagoon Entry

  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

  • Panoramic Kitchen in "CedarTop"

    Panoramic Kitchen in "CedarTop"

  • Ready when you are!

    Ready when you are!

  • Comfort and View

    Comfort and View

  • 'Cayview' Suite

    'Cayview' Suite

  • 'Cayview' Ensuite Bath

    'Cayview' Ensuite Bath

  • 'Sunrise' Suite Poolside

    'Sunrise' Suite Poolside

  • Evening Poolside Serenity

    Evening Poolside Serenity

  • KettleStone Entrance

    KettleStone Entrance

  • Fire-on-Glass Fireplace

    Fire-on-Glass Fireplace

  • Grilling Station and Outside Kitchen

    Grilling Station and Outside Kitchen

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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