A Charming, Classic Bahamian Coral Stone Home

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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, phone and internet access. The attentive housekeeper can arrange anything needed to make your Harbor Island stay enjoyable.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


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

    Minors must be accompanied by at least one parent...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Beamed pecky cypress ceiling; master opens to wide porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Second upstairs bedroom also opens to porch...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Ground floor with private entrance...moreless

  • King sized bed in Master bedroom, queen beds in one upstairs bedroom and in the downstairs bedroom, twin beds in the remaining upstairs bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Eight chaise lounges may be taken to beach.


  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television


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


  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Village

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 - Jan 3, 2017
14 night min stay

Spring Break 2017
Feb 18 - Apr 15, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer 2016
Apr 16 - Aug 5, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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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.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2009

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

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  • Kitchen


  • Entrance


  • Dining area off of porch

    Dining area off of porch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Powder room

    Powder room

  • entrance to house

    entrance to house

  • View from backyard

    View from backyard

  • upstairs queen bedroom

    upstairs queen bedroom

  • master bedroom
bring on the clothes

    master bedroom bring on the clothes

  • the twin room

    the twin room

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • One of the guest bathrooms

    One of the guest bathrooms

  • Entrance into house

    Entrance into house

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Other side of porch

    Other side of porch

  • One of the largest pools on the island. Can be heated at extra cost.

    One of the largest pools on the island. Can be heated at extra cost.

  • Feel free to add to my collection!

    Feel free to add to my collection!

  • Ground floor bedroom

    Ground floor bedroom

  • Entrance to house

    Entrance to house

  • relax in the twin room

    relax in the twin room

  • light in stairwell

    light in stairwell

  • upstairs queen

    upstairs queen

VRBO #586533

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Dunmore Town, Bahamas #586533

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