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Gone Bananas Luxury Home in the Treetops on landscaped wooded 1/2 acre lot.

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Step into your luxury island home on Lubbers Quarters surrounded by the turquoise Sea of Abaco. You'll have 2 kayaks and a 6-passenger golf cart at your disposal for exploring land and Sea.

Two air-conditioned separate units. 'Top Banana' is a spacious 2- bedroom , 2 -bath home. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with quality cookware and sharp knives, an open great room, and dining area. Large breezy covered deck and an open lookout deck. Wi-fi internet access, Direct TV, DVR, and iPod docking station.

'Banana Split' , a separate ground level unit, can be rented in conjunction with 'Top Banana' if additional space is needed. (Both units together accommodate up to 8 people)
'Banana Split' has spacious bedroom, bath, closets, a small kitchen and dining/lounging area with futon. TV, wifi, full refrigerator, cozy front porch.

A short walk from the cottage is our private community dock where you can safely swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters....sunbathe, kayak, and see a spectacular sunset as you sip your favorite beverage.

Quiet, serene Lubbers Quarters is away from the frenzy of tourist attractions, but near all the island activities for a relaxing, fun-filled, adventurous vacation!! Abaco is a paradise for boaters, snorkelers divers, fishermen, beach combers or those just wishing to unwind and relax.

Renting a small runabout is essential for living the island life to the fullest. A private protected slip for a boat up to 24' is included.

We can make recommendations for boat rental agencies or renting a boat with a guide.

Lubbers Quarters lies protected from ocean swells in the clear, turquoise Sea of Abaco. Located between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay (pronounced “key”), approximately 3 miles south of Hope Town,it is one mile long and ½ mile wide. The island offers secluded beaches for swimming, sunbathing or shell collecting, paths for walking or jogging among lush tropical flora and foliage, bird watching, and lots of peace and quiet. There are no bright lights, and the night sky is a star-studded showcase!!!

There are two restaurant/bars on the island. Cracker P’s is the fun place to see and be seen! The monthly Full Moon parties bring boaters from other islands....often lasts to the wee a.m. hours. (Music cannot be heard from Gone Bananas). Lubbers Landing is a relatively new spot for eats and drinks. Both have excellent views and beach. More restaurants and shops are nearby on Elbow Cay or other picturesque out islands.. A 10 to 45 minute boat ride will allow even more exploring and shopping opportunities.

From dropping a hand line off our dock to battling giant blue marlin offshore, Abaco is a fisherman’s paradise. Lobster may be caught in season, and conchs are plentiful year round. Several charter captains are available for offshore fishing or bone fishing in the flats.

Numerous uncrowded reefs for snorkeling and diving make up some of the best marine-life adventures in the world. You can “do it yourself”, or there are several experienced dive operators available for tours, excursions, training, certification and charter. The three best reefs for snorkeling & diving are Sandy Cay Reef, Fowl Cay Reef and Johnny’s Cay. Sandy Cay Reef is in the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and has moorings for small boats. Fowl Cay is part of the Bahamian National Trust Preserve. All these are accessible with your rental boat or can be part of a tour with a local charter. We also can provide 'local knowledge' of off-the-beaten-path spots for exploring and snorkeling. An awesome underwater experience awaits you as you mingle with the Sea of Abaco’s colorful marine life.

If you are a first time visitor to Lubbers Quarters or Abaco, please let us know. We will help you have a smooth arrival to our little island paradise.

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+1242 3663120

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed only on decks outside living areas....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Owners live on the island and are available for local knowledge, places to see, snorkel, sight see, etc. You can fish or swim and snorkel at our private dock. If you've scheduled any activities for your stay (such as charter fishing, guided tours, etc)., we can be in touch with the local provider if it becomes difficult for you to communicate from US or other countries. We strive to make your stay as relaxing and worry free as possible. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Walk or ride your golf cart to 3 lovely secluded beaches....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Easy access to the Atlantic Ocean in your rental boat ....Elbow Cay, Man O War, Little Harbour, Tilloo Cay, Guana Cay...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Five minute boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean...moreless

  • Water View:

    Situated on 1/2 acre of wooded and landscaped property. Private. No other homes in view Walk to clear turquoise water and beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air and back up generator for any power outage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking for the 6-passenger golf cart. Protected slip in marina for your boat....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Attractive dishes, glasses, cups, etc. serving pieces, cookware, and variety of utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, gas stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, full size refrigerator, microwave. Equipped for gourmet cooking and entertaining. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two 2-person kayaks provided...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully landscaped with tropical plants, fruit trees, walking paths, and a hammock....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Standard pricing
7 night min stay

$1,750

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $65 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Please contact us for accurate rates. Quite often rate is less than automatically calculated on listing.

Weekly rate for 4 guests is $1750.00 Rate for 2- 3 guest is $1500

Separate apartment "Banana Split" accommodates 2 to 4 guests. The rate is an additional $900 for 2 guests.

Pets are not allowed. Children under 12 months are free.

RATES INCLUDE: Use of 6-passenger golf cart, two 2-passenger kayaks, and a protected boat slip in the marina.

FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM -- Rate for 5 or 6 nights same as for one week.

Book with VRBO or from our webpage http://www.gonebananasonlubbers.com/ We accept personal checks or will invoice with PayPal.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marsh Harbour (MHH)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cracker P's and Lubbers Landing
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cracker P's and Lubbers Landing
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Lubbers Quarters

Car: Not Necessary

'Gone Bananas' is located on Lubbers Quarters, a small island 1 1/2 mile long by 1/2 mile wide. Beaches on West and East sides. Quiet, but lively and adventurous. Two casual dining opportunities with menus featuring local seafood and fantastic views of the Sea of Abaco. Less than 5 minutes from Tahiti Beach, an awesome beach that grows and diminishes with the tide. Beach is between the Sea of Abaco and the Atlantic Ocean.

A 15- minute boat ride away is Elbow Cay and Hope Town, home of the famous candy-striped lighthouse. Hope Town is a quaint village with historic colorful cottages, restaurants, shops, and access to the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We live on the island and are available for assistance and tips on planning your vacation. We are both retired and love living the island life. Our names are Patti and David Hanafourde. David is an avid racing sailer, and we race our Pearson 40 in the Hope Town Sailing Club winter races. Patti loves to snorkel and belongs to a local artist group.

Why the Owner Chose Hope Town, The Bahamas:
What we love about the Abaco Islands is less about destinations and activities than about getting lost in a wide-open palette of towns, beaches and wildernesses. Locals are friendly and quick to share stories of their island lifestyle and history. We built this home as a guest house after our family grew and many friends wanted to visit our little island paradise. Now we enjoy sharing this unique spot in the Bahamas with guests from far and near.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gone Bananas was built by a professional with assistance of owner. Quality construction, well-maintained. Lovely views. Tastefully furnished, and well-equipped for visitors' vacation needs. Our large wrap around porch with ceiling fans as well as breezes is knock out for relaxing and dining alfresco. Beds are soooo comfy! High ceilings, well-equipped with books, movies, games, for your enjoyment. Climb to the lookout deck to sunbathe, watch a sunset or gaze at the stars with no other lights around.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/27/2016

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  • Gone Bananas Luxury Home in the Treetops on landscaped wooded 1/2 acre lot.

    Gone Bananas Luxury Home in the Treetops on landscaped wooded 1/2 acre lot.

  • Take our kayaks out exploring.

    Take our kayaks out exploring.

  • Spacious Great Room with TV, library, wifi, games,  movies.

    Spacious Great Room with TV, library, wifi, games, movies.

  • Spacious, well-equipped kitchen for cooking and entertaining.

    Spacious, well-equipped kitchen for cooking and entertaining.

  • Cozy bedroom, ample storage space

    Cozy bedroom, ample storage space

  • 'Banana Split-1 bedroom efficiency with kitchenette

    'Banana Split-1 bedroom efficiency with kitchenette

  • "Banana Split"  Kitchen area...also has full refrigerator.

    "Banana Split" Kitchen area...also has full refrigerator.

  • "Banana Split"  Bath includes shower.

    "Banana Split" Bath includes shower.

  • Protection from island power outage.  Generator powers the home, including a/c.

    Protection from island power outage. Generator powers the home, including a/c.

  • Secluded beach on west side.  Swim at high tide.  Search the shore at low tide.

    Secluded beach on west side. Swim at high tide. Search the shore at low tide.

  • Tahiti Beach...a 5 minute boat ride from Lubbers.  Go for solitude or mingling.

    Tahiti Beach...a 5 minute boat ride from Lubbers. Go for solitude or mingling.

  • Walk to the water, swim, snorkel, watch a sunset

    Walk to the water, swim, snorkel, watch a sunset

  • Breezy wrap around deck for morning coffee, cocktails, dining, or just relaxing.

    Breezy wrap around deck for morning coffee, cocktails, dining, or just relaxing.

  • Comfortable inviting furniture,  ceiling fans,  excellent lighting.

    Comfortable inviting furniture, ceiling fans, excellent lighting.

  • Privacy in the tree tops, spacious master opens onto deck.

    Privacy in the tree tops, spacious master opens onto deck.

  • Master   Ensuite Bath with Shower

    Master Ensuite Bath with Shower

  • Bath with shower and large linen closet.

    Bath with shower and large linen closet.

  • Banana Split.sitting and dining area with kitchenette

    Banana Split.sitting and dining area with kitchenette

  • Banana Split bedroom. queen bed and  bath with shower.

    Banana Split bedroom. queen bed and bath with shower.

  • Explore the island in your 6 passenger golf cart.

    Explore the island in your 6 passenger golf cart.

  • Very comfy hammock in shaded back yard.

    Very comfy hammock in shaded back yard.

  • Fly fish on the west side of Lubbers.  Catch bone fish.

    Fly fish on the west side of Lubbers. Catch bone fish.

  • Many uninhabited and beautiful beaches to explore.

    Many uninhabited and beautiful beaches to explore.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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