An Idyllic Slice of Paradise

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

That's the description of Buttonwood Hammock written in the house guest book recently. The house sits above the trees, a peaceful, private oasis on the tranquil north end of Elbow Cay, just one mile north of the quaint settlement of Hope Town. The spectacular ocean beach is just across the sand road, and the Sea of Abaco's pristine gentle beach is nearby as well. From the widow's walk atop the house, a 360 degree water panorama awaits; star gazing at night is breathtaking.

Perched on stilts, this beautiful 3BR/2Bath home has commanding views of the island and the sea surrounding it. High ceilings lend spaciousness to the living room, dining room and fully-equipped kitchen. The wrap-around deck is perfect for al fresco dining, and birdwatchers will be enthralled, especially with the hummingbirds visiting the feeder.

The master bedroom has a queen bed an attached bath, featuring a tub with shower. Twin beds grace the 2nd downstairs bedroom, next to the 2nd bathroom. The loft, comfortable for children or a 3rd couple, has a queen bed.

If you love deserted beaches, the sound of the ocean lulling you to sleep, spectacular snorkeling and diving, boating to other islands in the clear aquamarine Sea of Abaco, abd generally un-plugging from the world, this is for you!

The owners, full-time residents of Hope Town, are always available to be of assistance.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    accept children over 5 -- discuss with owner...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Master bedroom has queen bed, attached bath, three chests, closet and French doors to the deck; bedroom #2 has twins, chest and closet; loft above living area has queen and chest, and access stairs to the widow's walk...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The owners live on their sailboat when the house is rented. They are very attentive to renters' questions and are delighted to provide local knowledge...moreless


  • Books:

    An extensive collection of books of all genres....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have Direct tv...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There is the dining table in the house, seating 6, and one on the deck, also seating 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    House has central a/c, and ceiling fans in all rooms...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Dryer is on site, but accessible only to enters longer than 1 week....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    House has heat-strip heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet access is high speed wi-fi, house is a hot spot; bring your own device...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious living room seats up to nine....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a landline, and a reduced-rate call-back system for long distance calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen and beach towels are all provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine on site, but accessible only to renters longer than 1 week....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup electric drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes, glasses, utensils, serving dishes, pots, pans, skillets are provided -- remember, we live here! ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, ice maker (in freezer),toaster oven, coffee maker, blender, mixer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas oven and broiler...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We provide all paper products, some spices ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    new side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser in door...moreless

  • Stove:

    4-burner gas stove with oven and broiler...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Widow's walk on top of the house gives 360 degree view of ocean, Sea of Abaco, lighthouse and the island...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We provide 4 bicycles but no helmets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The wraparound deck features a dining table and chairs, other chairs and chaises, and birdbath and hummingbird feeder, all partially shaded...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    the large lot is a mixture of native growth and specimen plants...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There's a community pool in town, as well as pools at 4 small inns on the island...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • 5 or 6 people $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7.5%


Cancellation policy: If you cancel 90 days prior to arrival, you will receive your deposit back less 10% of the deposit for processing fee. If you cancel less than 90 days before arrival, you will lose your deposit unless we can re-rent the house for those same dates.

50% is due at time of booking; the remainder is due thirty (30) days prior to arrival. We accept PayPal or you may send a U.S. personal check; details available from owner. Eleanor or Christopher Prewitt

PayPal -- instrux available OR

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Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Capt. Jack's, in quaint settlement of Hope Town
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Capt. Jack's, Harbour's Edge, H.T. Lodge, H.T. Inn

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: We sailed into Hope Town harbour in 1995, and instantly fell in love with it! We built the house in '96 and moved to Hope Town to run a sailboat charter company. We retired from that in 2007, and are permanent residents of Abaco -- this is our home, and we love living here!

Why the Owner Chose Elbow Cay, Bahamas:
Having fallen in love with Hope Town, we bought the lot on the beautiful, quiet north end of Elbow Cay.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We designed the house as an open, airy beach house, with spectacular views of the surroundings. We love to have all the windows and the French doors open to the outside....though there is always the chance that a bird will join us! -- opening the hatch to the widow's walk is the quickest way to provide him with an exit. The deck is the perfect spot for eating, reading and just enjoying nature. We have welcomed renters to the house since we built it, and they all comment that they love the peace, quiet and beauty of the spot, especially after a busy day out on the water.

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  • Master bedroom, opens onto deck

    Master bedroom, opens onto deck

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Sea of Abaco beach, due east of house

    Sea of Abaco beach, due east of house

  • Master bedroom, bathroom attached

    Master bedroom, bathroom attached

  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Atlantic beach, just across the 
sand beach

    Atlantic beach, just across the sand beach

  • Atlantic beach, just across the sand road

    Atlantic beach, just across the sand road

VRBO #567403

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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