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Gone Bananas on Lubbers...secluded but not isolated

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

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. Tastefully decorated and fully equipped for all your vacation needs; Two kayaks and a 6 passenger golf cart provided for exploring land and sea. Private, protected boat slip in the harbour for your rental boat.

Special rates for 28-day or longer stay from January 12 - April 6, 2019. Contact us for a quote.

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 and custom made baby gates, and can rent a delivered portable crib for your stay.)

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.

http://bit.ly/2mPTTjL ....Things to do in the area.

More Details

Owner
Patricia Hanafourde
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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 sailor and is currently Commodore of the Hope Town Sailing Club. 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.

Amenities

Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All bathrooms have showers and spacious linen closets, as well as storage for your toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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(14 traveler reviews)

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Gone Bananas on Lubbers...secluded but not isolated
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Newport,Ky
5

Abaco!

  • 5 of 5

I have been coming down to Abaco for over 28 years now and the area and people never disappoint. This was our first time staying on Lubbers and we really enjoyed the house. Patti and Dave were great and the house was very centrally located

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is easy to get hooked on Abaco! Always something new to explore! We're glad you chose Gone Bananas for your first visit to Lubbers Quarters.
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5

Gone Bananas great choice for anyone vacationing on Lubbers Quarters.

  • 5 of 5

Gone bananas was everything we hoped it would be. It was ideally located and had all the amenities to make a comfortable and enjoyable stay. We rented this and one other home (Halcyon House) for our 5 siblings and spouses, along with 2-20 ft. boats. Adding the golf cart and kayaks to the mix allowed us to have plenty of activities for everyone. We could snorkel, bird watch, walk the island or simply read a book. We couldn’t have asked for better hosts in David and Patty. From the rental process to the arrival and departure, they were quick to respond. They did everything they could to make our vacation everything we had hoped for. We highly recommend Gone Bananas in Lubber Quarters for any Abaco trips.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased to hear that everything met your expectations for the sibling gathering! Thanks for choosing Gone Bananas. Hope to see you again.
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5

Gone Bananas is an amazing vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time here. We have 3 teenagers that had a blast. We rented Gone Bananas and Banana Split. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The House was extremely spacious and cozy. I have never slept so well. We absolutely loved sitting outside on the deck and ate there every night for dinner. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals.

Having the golf cart was very useful to go to Cracker P’s, West Beach and to the docks where our boat was.

Patti and David were very accommodating. They met us when we arrived to help us with our luggage and give us tips on fun places to go.

We didn’t want to leave. The only suggestion I have is to stay longer!!!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your feedback is appreciated. We cater to couples and families with kids of all ages, and loved hearing that this was a good family vacation spot for you. Your only suggestion is one we hear often. :>)
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Orlando, FL
5

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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5

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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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

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
Separate apartment "Banana Split" accommodates 2 to 4 guests. The rate is an additional $700 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 two 2-passenger kayaks and a protected boat slip in the marina. A 6 passenger golf cart is provided for our guests as a courtesy.
FIVE NIGHT MINIMUM -- Rate for 5 or 6 nights same as for one week.

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.

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