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Gone Bananas on Lubbers...awesome amenities..kayaks, golf cart, boat slip

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 28 nights


About the property

Ideal location....Private 1/2 acre lot. Wrap around deck. Walk to water

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.

Lubbers Quarters is the ideal spot for a family vacation, a couples getaway, a girls trip, or guys fishing trip. Children of all ages are welcome at Gone Bananas. Lubbers is a safe place for children to roam and explore. Even teens can find adventure without glitzy night life. Home has movies, games, and water toys.

Children under 12 months free. (We provide a high chair, portable crib, and custom made baby gates.)

A HUGE GENERATOR supplies complete power ( including central A/C) in case of island power outage. This is a special bonus in summer months!!

Two air-conditioned separate units. 'Top Banana' is a spacious 2- bedroom , 2 -bath home. (1, 130 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space; 570 sq ft. of covered, furnished deck.) 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 (450 sq. ft.), 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, beachcombers 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 30' 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 is one restaurant/bar on the island. World famous Cracker P’s has a spectacular view and a full menu including fresh seafood and a good steak. Lunch Wednesday through Sunday, and drinks and appetizers til dusk. Full moon parties once a month provide a buffet dinner with music and dancing as long as guests continue to party. Cracker P’s beach is family friendly with picnic tables, volley ball, bocce ball, horse shoes, corn hole toss, paddle boarding, and swimming.

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.

More Details

Patricia Hanafourde
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Patricia Hanafourde

We live on the island and are available for assistance and local knowledge if desired to plan your trip and activities. 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.

Patti and husband David were featured in the Summer 2017 issue of "Abaco Life Magazine ". The article titled "Retired in Abaco" included interviews with several couples and stressed that island life demands a mix of resourcefulness, ingenuity, and a love of the islands and their people.

Patricia Hanafourde purchased this house in 2010

Why Patricia Hanafourde chose Hope Town

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.

What makes this house unique

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.


Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have showers and spacious linen closets, as well as storage for your toiletries.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Each bedroom has a queen bed. The third bedroom is in a separate studio apartment, which can sleep up to 4 guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Orlando, FL

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Property was in great condition. Easy to get around the island by golf cart. Rented a boat from Island marine to get around. The boat was reliable and made exploring the area easy

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation villa that exceeded all my expectations. Pattie and Dave really took care of us and treated us like we were part of the family. They had met us upon arrival with our golf cart in tow. We were at the villa and enjoying our kayaks within moments of arrival. The villa is spotless and it was wonderful having two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It spacious and gave us plenty of room to spread out (we had two couples in our party). The deck out front was prefect to hide us from the sun and kept us cool with the breezes from the over head fans. We would sit out there and drink our morning coffee while making plans for the day. We kept the windows opened and enjoyed the fresh air. Which was nice, coming from Wisconsin you don't get to do that in the month of January. We would walk to the marina at night and look for turtles hiding in the rocks, and take the stairs up to the eagles nest (Upper decking) where we would look at the stars. We had access to fishing off the community beach during the day catching a good meal for an evening. Dave and Patti help provided us with tips on how to cook and clean our catch of the day. This was a vacation that kept the relaxation status on the board or beach. Nothing to worry about except were the next corona was coming from. I highly recommend this rental, the only thing is once we arrived the vacation time flew by and when it's time to leave its rather heart breaking. Ten days was just way short.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that your vacation at Gone Bananas was perfect! Glad to know that the only sad part was leaving. Thanks for your comments!
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Quiet and Relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

Gone Bananas is a well maintained and comfortable house that met all of our needs while on vacation. It is located on Lubbers Quarters which is a small quiet island with a nice beach and one restaurant/bar named Cracker P's .Gone Bananas felt like a home and not a rental, it had everything we needed for our 10 day stay and more. The home comes with a golf cart, kayaks and a protected boat slip for your use. The home owners Patti and David live on the Island and are more than helpful if needed, their communication was excellent before our trip and they are a radio call or e-mail away while there. After the airline lost some of our fishing gear they were nice enough to pick it up later in the week when it arrived in Marsh Harbour. David offered fishing tips to us when we asked and Patti had suggestions for some must see items while we were there. The other home owners we met were great and we made some new friends while there as well. Lubbers Quarters is located close to Tahiti beach, Hope Town and the Tiloo Cut, every morning we would take the golf cart to our rental boat and spend the day fishing, snorkeling or exploring the other islands and beaches. It was our first trip to the Abacos and we are already talking about returning and Gone Bananas is at the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you chose Gone Bananas for your first trip to Abaco. Lubbers Quarters is an ideal relaxing base for discovering so much of what the beautiful islands have to offer. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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Hidden Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Gone Bananas was the perfect choice. The house is decorated beautifully and is very comfortable. Patti and Dave have thought of everything to make this rental feel like a home. The house is very well maintained and clean. The kitchen was filled with top notch pots, pans, dishes, utinsils and much more. There Is a small cooler, beach towels and even a large beach bag to carry them in. Dave and Patti are so knowledgeable about the area and shared lots of tips and suggestions before our trip via email. They met us at our boat to help bring our luggage and food to the house. It felt like we were coming home to family. After a quick tour of the house and yard which is full of lush tropical plants and lined with beautiful conch shells, they left us to begin our week stay. They explained they were close by if we needed anything. The Wi-Fi worked great, we downloaded an App before arriving that allowed us to call and text our children via Wi-Fi free. Lubbers Quarter Cay residents were very friendly and welcoming. The house is located in the middle between the dock and the marina and an easy 5 min walk to both. The golf cart was great to explore island and carry our items for the day to the boat or beach. Every evening after dinner we walked to the marina to see the sea turtles, then to the dock for the sunset! The dock was also a great place to fish. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had and we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you found our hidden gem in paradise. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope to see you down here again soon.
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Property is well-maintained by knowledgeable owners

  • 5 of 5

The generator came in handy once for us, as there were scheduled outages while we were there. Plenty of room for our family of five with two teenagers and a 21 year-old. The protected boat slip was perfect for our boat. The kitchen and bathrooms are fully stocked with paper products and utensils so that day-to-day activities are a breeze. Patti and Dave are close enough if you need them, but you may never see them if you don't, so it's perfect. You can't go very far on the golf cart, but it is certainly nice to have to explore the island and go back and forth to the boat basin and Lubber's Landing/Cracker P's. This was our fifth trip to Abacos and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gone Bananas.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Beautiful home with dock, huge generator, everything you need - and amazing owners

  • 5 of 5

Thank goodness we rented this property while on Lubbers. We happened to visit during the earliest tropical storm on record, and as such, the power was out for much of our stay on the islands. I'm not sure the listing even speaks to this much, but having a home with a HUGE generator is a big plus anywhere in the Abacos - because the electrical situation is sketchy on all the keys. It was so great to keep the house fully air-conditioned and operate normally (yes we used TVs, cooked in, played games) without worrying about power. My friends had rented a house down the street on Lubbers, and with no generator, spent all the time with us at Gone Bananas.

Other amazing things - The pictures of the property don't do it justice. When I booked the property, I thought it was a "nice cottage". Well, it's not. It's actually a beautifully crafted villa. Dimmed and recessed lighting, beautiful furniture, an amazing kitchen, great outdoor deck with ceiling fans and perfect furniture to hang out, lots of games, movies, super comfortable beds, etc. Gas grill a great plus. Filtered water and ice maker- huge plus!

Private dock - I also don't think that the listing mentions this, but they have a private dock at the marina. We didn't use it because we kept the boat off our friends dock, but the marina would have been nice - no worrying about wind direction and how securely your docked when tucked away in the small harbour.

Best owners - honestly I've always been a little leary when I hear that the owners "live nearby". I guess I really like my privacy, so that's why I've never been a bed-n-breakfast type girl. Patti and David live on Lubbers. And they are amazing. I probably would have never met them had I not needed their help - they aren't intrusive in the least bit. But when the weather was super sketchy and my husband and I needed to take our small rental boat over to Marsh Harbour to pick up our friends, I was concerned. I contacted David just to get his thoughts about the weather - since I'm from Phoenix (boat owner) but not used to 3 ft seas. Anyway, David was so great - he actually took us over to get our friends in his nice big boat (with dry cabin). Then they filled us on stuff we'd never know - like where we were guaranteed to catch grouper/snapper (we did and the kids loved it), and where to swim. And where the fisherman lives to see sharks. Having a golf cart is also a SUPER FUN. Everything was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy when our guests enjoy and appreciate the fine workmanship and comforts of our island home. Building and furnishing our guest house were labors of love.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour (MHH)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cracker P's
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Albury Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cracker P's
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
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. One casual dining opportunity with menu 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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Please contact us for accurate rates. Quite often rate is less than automatically calculated on listing. Reduced nightly rate for stays over 7 nights.
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. There are NO additional fees or taxes beyond the refundable damaged deposit.
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 We accept personal checks or will invoice with PayPal.

Owner'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.