House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
We live in Northern VA and fell in love with Elbow Cay Bahamas in an area they call Hope Town Bahamas. The picture is from one of our many wonderful vacations taken on the front steps of Sunrise Point.
Glen purchased this House in 2004
Why Glen chose Hope Town
We purchased Sunrise Point in 2003 because our then young children love the beach, surfing, snorkeling, fishing and the Bahama Island Life. The weather in the Bahamas is great year round and Sunrise Point became our winter escape. We vacationed in several homes in the Abacos prior to deciding to purchase on Elbow Cay / Hope Town as the best place to make an investment. Elbow Cay was our choice because it is very safe area where kids can be on their own and the doors open. We love the easy access to fantastic beaches and the amenities available on Elbow Cay.
What makes this House unique
We've done an extensive remodeling of our 'round house' to bring it up to modern standards but have not destroyed the original charm of this home. The home has full house air conditioning, modern appliances, automatic whole house power generator and room for 8 to 10 people. In 2012 we put a new deck surface downstairs, we bought new furniture for the upper deck and living room and we installed new BBQ and Gas Grills and new air conditioning units for both the upper and lower units. The home has great bones and we've done continuous improvements. One of the great things about our home is that each bedroom on the lower levels has a door that exits to the lower deck. This allows our guests to come and go without disturbing others. The hurricane shutter are hinged on our home and stay attached so that they can be closed at anytime. Sunrise Point has extensive windows letting in lots of light but if you close the shutters to a room you can make this room completely dark. Sunrise Point has a completely open floor plan upstairs. When the doors are open on a nice day the gentle breeze is wonderful and the sound of the Ocean peaceful. Sunrise Points maintains a laid back attitude where you can relax and enjoy yourself in a casual setting with the most spectacular views and great weather. Don't worry about a little sand on the floor and leave the door open to let the breeze come in so you and your guests can enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean!
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Our third stay at Sunrise Point
Not fancy, very practical, awesome wrap around porch. Lovely beach/ocean views. Near Sea Spray marina and Gaffer’s but not too close-it’s quiet. Private dock is a great feature. Wanda the manager is responsive and helpful
Wow, what an incredible home to stay in!!
This is the PERFECT home to stay in, while in Elbow Cay! The house is in the perfect location, next to Sea Spray marina, 5 minutes from Tahiti Beach, and a 15 min golf cart ride into town. Plus, a BEAUTIFUL private dock access, where we watched the sunset on several occasions. Wanda was extremely helpful in getting us checked in! She met us at the dock with her daughter and helped us get 6 people, plus luggage out to the house! We could not be any more appreciative of her! My only suggestion would be to use Wanda for golf cart as well! I did not know this beforehand and went with another company (which was great but would've made it easier on us if we used Wanda as well). The home is a perfect place to stay- right on the beach. I would suggest packing or planning to purchase toilet paper/paper towel/dish soap, as you are only given one roll per bathroom- but that was totally fine with us! Overall, we were blown away by the location of the house and the ease of getting there. Thank you Wanda (and Glen) for allowing us to have such an incredible week at your home! We will be coming back and definitely plan to stay here again!
Thank you so much for staying with us and the great review. We look forward to your return!
Sunset Point 2nd time
This was the second time we have rented this house on Elbow Cay. It is one of the few that has everything we are looking for. My wife and I use the upstairs and my two grown sons and their wives each have their own bedrooms downstairs, each with a bath. This house is 32 steps out the front door to one of the few sand beaches on Elbow Cay, and a popular surfing spot. The owner also has his own private boat dock on the bay side about a 1/4 mile away. It is in Aunt Pat's Bay and fairly well protected except from a NE wind, such as from a cold front passing by, but even then it's not bad. The house does have a standby generator, which is another plus. The caretaker that lives nearby is also the owner of one of the golf cart rental businesses on the island, which is handy. On this trip she had two of them waiting at the dock when we arrived, so we could go directly to the house with all our stuff for the week. We rented a 26' center console from Bluewater Rentals in Marsh Harbour, stopped at the Union Jack Dock and purchased groceries for the week. Whatever we ran short on we replaced from LVA Grocery, just a short golf cart ride down the road. Hope Town is about a 10 minute golf cart ride, and Tahiti Beach is the other direction about 5 minutes. The house is very near Sea Spray Resort Marina. The house itself is simple and in good working order. It is decorated and maintained as a beach house, not a 5 star resort, so do not expect that. You supply your own consumables. Water is included, at least the first tank full. There were 6 of us and a 3 year old and we never ran out in 7 days. I hate to write a glowing review because it will make it harder for us to book next time, but I want to make sure the owner is able to continue for a long time. It is a beautiful spot that ticks off all the boxes I have. We will be back again and again. Don
Hi Don. Very much appreciate your staying with us and the great review! We are very happy that others enjoy our beach house as much as you do. I think you have really captured the spirit of Sunrise Point and how everything comes together for a very cool Bahama experience! Glen
Wonderful, relaxing week
We along with another couple enjoyed so much our stay at Sunrise Point. We especially enjoyed the wrap-around porch and that beautiful view of the ocean along with the cool breeze in early morning. The house makes you feel like you are at home, very comfortable. We had everything we needed. The golf cart rides were great. My husband had a knee replacement the Monday after we returned so that should tell you that he had no problem getting around there. The steps getting to the kitchen from outside was his only challenge, which he handled beautifully.
If there was a con about the whole week it was that we rented a 23 foot boat to cruise around because the ad listed a private dock with the house. However, the weather, winds and rains, didn't cooperate for two of the days so we had to rent a slip at the local marina for $75.
We will definitely come back to this house, we will rent a golf cart even though my husband has his new knee because the rides were so much fun, and we will rent a boat. Great vacation.
Thank you for staying with us! If the winds really get bad out at our dock and guests do not feel their boat is safe there then the Marina is close to our home and very convenient. As you have pointed out, the Marina has sheltered space for boats. We look forward to you're coming back to see us and thank you once again!
Did love the view however this property needs some TLC
The good: Wanda (property manager), views (moon and sun), location, safe place, fun design, generator, lots of kitchenware. The bad: plumbing (little hot water and tubs don't hold water), smells of damp rid, no washer/dryer use for guests, bed upstairs needs a new mattress.
The VRBO description of our home does not and did not list a washer and dryer. Sorry if you missed this when you rented.
We found moth balls near an AC vent behind a dresser. Our apology. Perhaps previous guests left them? This problem has been corrected.
Regarding Hot Water. There were two of you. We have hosted up to 10 people no problem. Perhaps you did not know how to use the water control in master bedroom. Since you did not reach out to us during your stay we could not resolve things. We would like our guests to reach out during their stay.
The bed upstairs has a standard mattress that is only 1 year old so not sure what your problem is with this.
Love the house, dock, and location.REALLY missed the hammocks
Sunrise Pointe is awesome. Perfectly situated on the island, and loved having our own dock. It was our second stay at Sunrise and will difinitely will not be our last.
Thanks for the review and for coming back to stay with us. We miss the hammocks too. The hooks kept being pulled out by them being over loaded. They became a safety issue. Sorry.
Island hopping, deep sea fishing, lobster catching, spectacular snorkeling on protected reefs, great beaches, wonderful restaurants and beautiful Hope Town settlement a short golf cart ride away. Some of the best beaches in the world. Remote out-island with many great amenities.