Artist's Classic Beach Home, Peaceful, Secluded, Safe Sand Beach, 1 Min. Village(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Two queen bedrooms + mezzanine. Oceanfront sandy beach, totally private, quiet.
The house, wood-sided and with a Bermuda roof, is informal, colourful, light, bright; a major feature of all the rooms are the artist's watercolour paintings of Hope Town scenes of all kinds. It's very much a family 'home', not glitzy, fussy or modern, but a comfortable, comprehensively equipped beach home where up to six people can relax. with seating for more, both inside and out. Suitable for children but not for toddlers because of the spiral stairs and open spaces on the mezzanine and the upper deck. The internal access is a wide, easy wooden spiral staircase with good handrail, from the ground to the top mezzanine floor.
You enter the house on the north side via steps to a small front porch and the entrance hall. The floors throughout the house are of wood. The spiral stairs go up from here. On this first floor are two bedrooms and one full bathroom.
Bedroom 1 has a queen-size bed, plus a king-size sofa bed, built-in clothes closet with hanging rail and shelves, dressing table with big mirror, sink, bedside tables and lamps, ceiling fan, tower fan, wall-mounted air conditioning unit. There are windows on two sides, south and west. It also has a small deck facing west onto a private back yard.planted with shrubs, where there are Adirondack chairs and a hammock.
Bedroom 2 has a queen-size bed, built in clothes closet with hanging rail and shelves, chest of drawers, sink, bedside tables and lamps, full length wall mounted mirror, ceiling fan, tower fan, wall-mounted air conditioning unit. It has it's own small deck facing north, beside the front porch and facing the path to the beach. There are windows on three sides facing north, east and south.
The full bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet, and linen closet. Accessed from the rear of this bathroom there is a spacious open-air outdoor shower.
In the entrance hall are a standard lamp, wicker chest, hooks for coats and jackets.
The spiral stairs lead from the entrance hall up to the second floor, cathedral-ceilinged living area. This room is light-filled with wonderful views. It comprises kitchen, dining and sitting areas - the entire footprint of the house - with windows on all four sides, decks on two sides, uninterrupted ocean views. With this arrangement you can always find a breeze from one direction or another.
The kitchen area extends the full width of the western end of the room. It has a long tiled work counter with breakfast bar and four captain's chairs the other side of the counter; the stove is inset into this work counter. There is a large sink with work surface each side facing windows across the full width of this west wall, storage cupboards under all, wall shelving unit, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and most of the small electrical kitchen appliances to be found in any family home. Large fridge/freezer. Plenty of pots and pans, dinner and glassware, cutlery. More than enough for entertaining. The telephone for free local calls, others with a card) is in the kitchen area. There is a fixed VHFl unit in the kitchen.
The dining area has a table to seat six/eight people; the table is of wood, glass-topped with an inset, handmade seaglass design. There are eight dining chairs.
The living area at the eastern end of the room has two comfortable three-seater sofas, two armchairs (one reclining); a glass-topped coffee table, side tables, computer/work corner, lamps, bookcases with many books, TV and DVD player. Large, almost full width sliding doors give onto an east, ocean-facing deck, with patio table, chairs, sun umbrella; perfect for breakfast, or cocktails.
There is a half-bathroom off the kitchen area consisting of a vanity unit with large mirror over, and a toilet.
On the south side, sliding glass doors open onto a long wide deck, furnished with Adirondack chairs and low table, also a big, high, square table with eight or nine high wooden swivel bar stools. perfect for outdoor eating, or entertaining. This deck continues towards the ocean and a large, lower, more sheltered deck, where there are two sunloungers, a couple of wicker chairs and a coffee table. This deck in turn has a flight of stairs which access the sand path to the beach.
From the long, south side deck a flight of stairs leads up to a small, private south-facing deck with wide benches on three sides, perfect for sunbathing; from here there is a wide, sturdy fixed wooden ladder with handgrips leading up
to the top deck/widow's walk, also with built-in bench seating, and a glorious, 360' view of the ocean and beach, the settlement, the harbour, the lighthouse, and beyond. Great for sunsets, sunrises, stargazing.
From the living area, the spiral stairs rise to the small mezzanine loft area which overlooks the living room. Here there is a queen size futon, chest of drawers, hatstand with clothes hangers, small computer table, bookshelves, and a window facing south. It's a good place for a teenager to sleep; not suitable for sleeping young children as the sides are too open for safety. It's also a wonderful place for any adult/s to sleep who love to also watch the moonlight and/or the sweep of the lighthouse beam throughout the night.
Outside, the yard is sand with trees and shrubs, the sandy path runs past it directly to the beach access just steps from the house. There is the outside shower, a covered washing line, and the five rainwater cisterns which are sunk into the ground. On the west side is the small, private picket-fenced yard with hammock and Adirondack chairs, good place to hide and read.
Although the property is only one minute walk from the village main street, once you're there you're entirely secluded from the outside world; it's so light, quiet, green, with every window a joy to look out of. Safe space outside for children to play, run, explore, and far enough from any other property that they're not going to bother anyone else.
All in all, if you love the thought of an older style, light, airy, relaxing, family beach home of character with all the amenities you need, on an unspoiled, peaceful island, quiet yet close to everything, you'd have to look hard to find one better than Skyward Beach House.
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Member since: 2007
- 1750 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
50% on booking, payable by US cheque or a bank draft, to a mailing address in Florida. Remaining 50% payable one month before arrival
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Elbow Cay is one of the Abaco Out Islands of the Bahamas, with much history; five miles long by a max. of a quarter of a mile wide. Population around 500, mostly Bahamian, some Haitian. Hope Town is the only settlement on the island - a prettyvillage of painted wooden cottages and houses set around a beautiful harbour with it's famous red and white candy-striped lighthouse, the last manned, non-automated lighthouse, at the harbour entrance. To the north is a sandy track, ocean and bayside beaches and private homes. To the south is a paved road to White Sound and Tahiti Beach, various residential developments, an inn, and two small resorts. Beautiful empty sand beaches to explore, golf carts and bicycles to rent. Great swimming and snorkelling from the deserted town beaches; a few small resorts for dining and drinking; one or two bar/restaurants at the harbour's edge. The charm of Hope Town lies in its old-time simplicity, quiet, relaxing unspoiled village atmosphere, perfect empty beaches, swimming, snorkelling and boating close at hand, enough restaurants, bars, entertainment, and small stores, but not too many or too much Very low key, romantic. A small treasure, if what you love is all or any of the above.
Ocean facing side of house, approach from lower deck.
Sandy path leading from the house to the village street
Living-room facing east, with the small deck and ocean beyond.
Close-up of breakfast bar and kitchen area
Details of the cathedral ceiling, looking up to the mezzanine loft sleeping area
Bedroom 1, with french doors to deck overlooking back garden.
Full bathroom, situated between the two bedrooms, door leading to outside shower
Loft bedroom on mezzanine overlooking living room, with queen futon.
Sitting area with high table/chairs beyond, with view of ocean.
Lower deck, looking towards south-facing deck.
Hope Town lighthouse at sunset, seen from the widow's walk at top of house.
Skyward |Beach House seen from the top of the dune, with sandy path on the right
Steps to the front porch
Living-room facing west to breakfast bar and kitchen, with dining table on left.
Dining for six to eight people, south-facing deck beyond
Half-bathroom off theliving room
Bedroom 1 showing sofa-bed and south facing windows.
Sitting area on south- facing deck off livingroom
Back garden seen from Bedroom 1 deck
Sunrise on our beach, from our dune access.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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