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A charming, classic Bahamian coral stone home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The Convent is a classic Bahamian coral stone home, constructed in 1834, and restored by interior designer Tom Scheer with recent updates by Margaret Naeve, antique dealer and designer from Houston, Texas. The Convent once served as a home to the nuns teaching at the Catholic school. It's conveniently located in the heart of Dunmore town, one block from the bay, steps from the Rock House and the Landing, and a short walk from Harbor Island's famous three mile pink sands beach.

Accommodations include four bedrooms (three above, and one at ground level), each with an en suite bath. The master bedroom, with king size bed, has a beautiful white-washed peck cypress cathedral ceiling, and access to the spacious wrap-around porch. Two guest rooms are located on either side of the master bedroom. One is fitted with a queen-size bed, and the second with twin beds. Both rooms have views to the garden, and open to the porch. A study alcove with writing desk is located adjacent to the upstairs bedrooms.

The balcony/porch overlooks the garden and pool. Two daybeds make this a perfect place for outdoor lounging.

A fourth bedroom is located on the ground floor, situated off the garden and courtyard. This bedroom has its own private entrance.

The entry to the home leads to open living and dining areas. Ideal for family enjoyment, the living space is furnished with comfortable seating by Janus et Cie, blended with a mixture of French and Swedish antiques.

The kitchen features peck cypress cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Open upper shelves showcase the beautiful old blue and white Cuban tiles.

The outdoor space is as inviting as the interior of this lovely home - accentuated by one of the largest pools on the island. A large covered porch with a dining table and spacious couches is adjacent to the pool and garden.

The convent has air conditioning, television, and internet access. The attentive housekeeper can arrange anything needed to make your Harbor Island stay enjoyable.

More Details

Property Manager
Vivien Naeve
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

What makes this house unique

After several vacation trips to Harbor island, I set my heart on finding my own house on the island. By good fortune, the Covent became available, and I fell in love with it at first sight. You will too!


Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom; powder room located on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beamed pecky cypress ceiling; master opens to wide porch
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Second upstairs bedroom also opens to porch
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ground floor with private entrance
  • King sized bed in Master bedroom, queen beds in one upstairs bedroom and in the downstairs bedroom, twin beds in the remaining upstairs bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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A charming, classic Bahamian coral stone home
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 children 5 and 5 months) stayed for 5 nights at The Convent. The property is fantastic! The pool and outdoor areas were out of this world. The staff, including the housekeeper were so nice and accommodating. The location is perfect right off of Dunmore Street, you can get to anything you need in 5 minutes or less. Also Rocky (the house manager's Niece) babysat for our children and also cooked us a meal. She's a fantastic chef and would recommend hiring her for a night or two to cook you dinner. We will be back and thanks so much Vivien for the wonderful accommodations and being so friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at the Convent!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the Convent for vacation and it was wonderful! The house is lovely and in a great location. We rented a golf cart and used it to go to the beach, restaurants, etc., although much of what we did was within walking distance. The staff is amazing and tended to our every need. Vivien was so helpful and answered all of our questions and concerns. I would highly recommend the Convent for a stay in beautiful Harbour Island!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like the title says: charming and classic!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, amenities, price and comfort! Our group of 8 had plenty of space and privacy during our 5 night stay at the Convent. The house is a short walk to the marina and plenty of restaurants. It was everything we expected and then some!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with excellent amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and would definitely come back again. The house is perfectly situated in Dunmore Town so its easy to get around the island but also feels private when you just want to relax by the pool. Everything about it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner is very attentive and answers all questions in a timely manner. The house is perfect for a large family with plenty of outdoor spaces (giant pool). Convent is in a central location on the island. Rent a golf cart to get around the island. The owner has a cleaning lady that comes to the house daily (except Sundays). Basically, it is like staying at hotel but it is a 4bdrm house.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What A Wonderful Surprise!

  • 5 of 5

My family (wife and three daughters ages 8, 11, 13) had a wonderful week at the Convent.

Vivien, the owner, was fantastic. I had a lot of questions about the house when we were considering our options and she was very honest and responsive to all our questions. Once we booked it she provided us a detailed list of resources on the island, places to eat and things to do. When we arrived, we were greeted by her amazing staff - Clenide, Smith and Rocky. They were so nice, helpful and happy - what a wonderful group of people. The house was always clean and everything was great.

The house was a pleasant surprise. I told Vivien that she needs to update the pictures because they don't do the house justice. There are three nice bedrooms upstairs, each with their own bathroom. Both floors and all rooms were air conditioned. The property is quite large and the house is quite high so it also gets wonderful breezes. Our favorite area was the large wrap-around balcony with large sofas and lounge chairs on the upper level. After a day in the sun and a late afternoon swim in the pool, we loved lounging up there, watching the sun set beyond the palm trees. We actually used this area more that the two large tables that are in the pictures on the covered patio below. Of course the pool is huge - comparable to the ones we saw at some of the hotels in size. The kids loved it - we never needed to heat it as it was always warm and refreshing. If you have kids bring a raft or a float - the people before us left one which we enjoyed. The lawn and gardens are beautiful and expansive. We never used half the house as we basically used the outside patio for breakfast, swam in the pool, lounged on the upstairs balcony and slept. Clenide washed whatever laundry we had (the island is very casual so don't bring too much) and there were about a dozen fresh beach/pool towels every day. We never used the wonderful kitchen or the huge grill outside, although Rocky offered to get us some fish and lobster from the dock and set everything up. It is just we would be off to Arthur's or somewhere delicious for an early breakfast, then the beach or a boating adventure, lunch, more beach and head home around 4pm for a swim and cocktails before heading out to dinner. There is also another bedroom and bathroom on the 1st floor - more room than we needed. We enjoyed the location in town and could walk everywhere. We will definately return! Thank you Vivien!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The Convent is a classic Bahamian coral stone house, built in 1834. It's located one block from the bay, steps away from the Rock House and the Landing. Harbor Island's famous three mile pink sand beach is a short walk away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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