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Spectacular Hope Town Home, Waterfront, Lighthouse View, Perfect Spot for 2-8

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Beautiful Harbour Lights with spectacular decks/amazing views, Island splendor!

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Last updated: 11/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Recently renovated, 3/4 bedrooms all the comforts of home, breathtaking views!

Available together or separately, historic Harbour Lights and the all-new Dockhouse studio include all the modern conveniences while retaining Hope Town charm. Check your stress at the door (or the dock!) and prepare to relax and enjoy.

After a day of island exploring, snorkeling and/or diving the world's 3rd largest barrier reef, fishing, beaching or simply relaxing, you will find Harbour Lights and The Dockhouse the perfect spots to sit back and unwind with family and friends.

Both Harbour Lights and the Dockhouse have beautiful views of the famous Hope Town lighthouse, the harbour and the settlement. Enjoy the stunning 360 degree panoramic view from the "sky deck" where you can see from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sea of Abaco and everything in between! Sit back, relax, enjoy the sunset and stargaze on both deck levels (Main House).

The spacious main house sleeps 6 comfortably in 2 bedrooms with king beds and 1 bedroom with two twin beds. Each floor of the main house has a full bath. The cozy Dockhouse sleeps 2 in a queen bed, has a full bath, and is available to rent with the main house or separately. The fully equipped kitchen in the main house includes microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker and grinder, blender, UV-treated and filtered drinking water, full assortment of baking/cookware. The Dockhouse kitchenette has a small stove and refrigerator and cookware, coffeemaker and grinder, blender, and UV-treated and filtered drinking water.


Accessible only by boat, the property has its own private dock with 3.5 feet mean low water (MLW) and plenty of space for a large boat. If available (and it usually is), you may use our dinghy for trips across the harbour, but we strongly suggest renting a larger boat so you can get out into the Sea of Abaco and see the sights!
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Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom, main house: 1 king

    vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, door onto deck, amazing views!...moreless

  • Double (Twin) Bedroom, main house: 2 twin/ single

    vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, glass doors open onto deck...moreless

  • Guest, main house: 1 king

    conveniently located on the main floor. ...moreless

  • The Dock House : 1 queen

    The dockhouse is a cozy studio, all one room with a bathroom...moreless

  • The main house features 3 bedrooms. Upstairs are one king bedroom and the twin bedroom; both open onto the beautiful deck. The second king bedroom is conveniently located on the main/lower level. The Dock House is an efficiency cottage with a queen-sized bed. They are available for rent together or separately....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • The Dock House Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom, main house: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom, main house: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sinks...moreless

  • The main house has two full baths. Upstairs the two bedrooms share a full bath with a tub/shower. The downstairs bathroom has a shower. The Dock House has a bathroom with a shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Harbour Lights is a spacious, relaxing home with everything you need to unwind from everyday life. The stunning island views from the decks will take your breath away! Cook your favorite meals in the gourmet kitchen or dine in any of the harbour restaurants. Take time to read sitting in the porch swing, take a nap at twilight in a sling-back chair on the deck enjoying the ocean breeze. World-class snorkeling/diving is minutes away in almost any direction. Take advantage of all the chain of islands has to offer and rent a boat and explore! Go deep sea or reef fishing with an experienced guide and cook your catch outside on the grill. It doesn't get better than that! The Dock House is a perfect spot for 2, whether it's 2 more of the group in the big house or 2 of you on your own. It has all anyone could need for a cozy stay! Don't forget to visit the "sky-deck" for stargazing. You'll see the milky way, countless constellations, occasional satellites, and even some shooting star....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books now, more to come! ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The main house has cable, the Dock House has a roku box and television for streaming video and can hook up to a laptop as well....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Harbour Lights has speakers for an ipod or similar device. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a few videos and are working on building our library!...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic view of the Atlantic from the "sky-deck"....moreless

  • Water View:

    75 feet of waterline on Hope Town Harbour yield fabulous views of harbour life and activities. From the decks of the main house you can see the entire harbour and the Atlantic from the "sky deck."...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Private dock on Hope Town Harbour. Use our dinghy for the 4 minute boat ride to town. Better still, rent a bigger boat to explore the Abacos! House is ONLY reachable by boat, no road or path to town....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    The main house dining room seats 8 comfortably for meals and games too! In addition, the covered porch seats 6 easily for meals for al fresco dining without worrying about too much sun. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Harbour Lights and the Dockhouse both have new high efficiency air conditioning. In case of a power outage, the onsite generator provides power for water pressure, lights, refrigerators but not AC. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    High efficiency heat pump serves the first floor of the main house. A high efficiency heat pump provides heat for the Dockhouse...moreless

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

    Laundry facilities are available to guests staying 10 days or more. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    and grinders in both houses!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Harbour Lights, the main house, has a dishwasher. The Dock House does not....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen in main house if well equipped with cooking and baking supplies. Spice cabinet is well stocked. The Dock House kitchenette has everything 2 people might need. Both houses have blenders....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Harbour Lights has a well-stocked spice cabinet!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    A dinghy is available for use in the harbour only. We strongly suggest renting a larger boat for touring the islands! Remember you can ONLY get to the house by boat, no roads or walking paths to town...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The main house has a large outside porch with 2 spectacular levels of decks above! The highest level deck offers the ultimate view of Hope Town from the Atlantic all the way to the harbour entrance. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lush Caribbean flowers throughout the property and gorgeous lawn suitable for frisbee or other outdoor games among the palm trees. Humming birds and other tropical birds often visit too!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill, located on the patio, is available for both Harbour Lights and the Dock House. Sit and enjoy the harbour view from the patio bench while you grill!...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    some snorkel gear available. We recommend you bring your own mask that you know will fit. We do have several pairs of fins. Beach towels are available in the house so save your luggage space! ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Harbour Lights AND Dock House
Apr 30 - Oct 27, 2017
5 night min stay

$3,400
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

$2,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

PRICING NOTES: Instant quotes are for up to 8 people and include Dock House rental. To rent either house separately with fewer than 8 people your pricing will be lower as listed here.

Rental for Harbour Lights only (main house) is $2600/week for up to 4 people, $2,700/week for 5 people, & $2,800/week for 6 people.

Rental of both houses for a party of up to 8 (main house + Dockhouse) is $3,400/week.

Rental for The Dock House only is $950/week for up to 2 people.

Property damage insurance is required to cover possible damage to owner's dinghy as well as the home.

10% tax required by Bahamian government.

Renters do need to understand that the houses are ONLY reachable by boat. Basic boat handling skills are required. There are no roads or paths to town. However, it makes the house nice and private, isolated yet right in the middle of the harbour!

Checkout time is 9:30 AM and and check-in time is 2 PM. We may have some flexibility depending on the season so please ask if the standard times are not convenient. Please note that if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival we will return your deposit less a 10% processing fee. However, if you cancel fewer than 90 days before arrival, you will lose your deposit unless we can rent the house for those same dates.

Thank you for submitting your reservation request. Please keep in mind that this booking is not confirmed until we have contacted you.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marsh Harbour
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
across the harbour
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
in town
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
across the harbour
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hope Town

Car: Not Necessary

Located adjacent to the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world, the Abacos have spectacular snorkeling, SCUBA diving, and deep sea and reef fishing that promise lots of action. They are also the home of breathtaking white sand beaches and the most incredibly beautiful blue water!

The settlement of Hope Town offers a coffee shop, gift shops, a small art gallery, 2 small grocery stores and a handful of very nice restaurants. After boating to town, walk the picturesque settlement and the long white sand beaches on both sides of the island. Grab a pina colada at one of the beach bars, take a swim in the surf, snorkel the reef immediately offshore, and see an incredible variety of tropical fish. Enjoy the slower pace of this gorgeous island!

We strongly recommend renting a boat (our little dinghy is only suitable for harbour use) so you can tour some of the other picturesque islands, visit their beaches, shops, and restaurants. Having a rental boat also allows you to visit some of the stunning coral reef "parks" which boast amazing varieties of tropical fish, rays, crabs, dolphin and more! There are several boat rental companies on the island; we have had great experiences with Jeff and Jenny Gale at Island Marine (islandmarine.com). A 20' or 23' Albury center console is perfect to explore the Abacos!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We are Bob and Kim Williams and live in Fairfax County in Virginia. Both graduates of Virginia Tech, Bob is an engineer and Kim is a preschool teacher. Our daughter is the latest Hokie in the family. We have been visiting Abaco since 2002, have sailed extensively in the area, and decided it was a place we want to return to again and again. We fell in love with Harbour Lights when we first saw it in 2011 and decided to join the local community of Hope Town. We have been working very hard to make Harbour Lights a comfortable, relaxing vacation home and hope you will love it as much as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Elbow Cay, Bahamas:
When we thought about purchasing a home in Abaco, our goal was to find a comfortable home, close to the water but sheltered from the occasional hurricane. Being part of the Hope Town community was important and so was maintaining a feeling of privacy and tranquility. We wanted a house with rooms spacious enough to relax in, enough room to have a few friends join us, and island views that captivate. Because Harbour Lights needed work, we made extensive modifications to the house over the past two years making it one of the more distinctive homes in Hope Town. The Dockhouse was a bonus. It is a complete home in itself, cozy enough for a honeymooning couple or for 2 additional guests if you already have 6 for the main house. Right on the water (the porch is 12 feet from the water at high tide!), it has a lovely porch that's perfect for enjoying your morning coffee and watching the harbour come to life. We have wonderful on-sight caretakers who are there to help in an emergency or to answer questions about the houses. We love that the house is only reachable by boat. It provides privacy, adds to the charm, and keeps us in tune with the happenings in the harbour. Need a gallon of milk? You get to drive across the harbour and enjoy the experience of island life as you should...from the water! A basic understanding of small boat handling is a must.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The spectacular decks on this house overlook beautiful Hope Town Harbour and the famous lighthouse. You can sit for hours watching the boats come and go, people running errands in their dinghies (not to mention the comings and goings of the super yachts!), and the tropical flowers and birds. With views that go all the way to the Atlantic, it never gets old. You can hear the church bells each day at noon and 6pm over the lapping of the water at the harbour's edge as well as the waves crashing on the Atlantic beach. Beaching is a 5 minute boat ride to town and a 1 block walk from the dinghy dock. If you've had enough sun but still want to be outside, the covered porch is a wonderful place to have meals, or just sit and read in the porch swing. You can also sit on the dock in the early morning and look for turtles, dolphin, rays, lobster, fish, and the occasional nurse shark that visits Back Creek. Visibility is amazing in the harbour's crystal clear water.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/14/2016

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Photos

  • Beautiful Harbour Lights with spectacular decks/amazing views, Island splendor!

    Beautiful Harbour Lights with spectacular decks/amazing views, Island splendor!

  • The front yard of the main house with the patio and bench.

    The front yard of the main house with the patio and bench.

  • The square spiral staircase leads to 2 decks, with spectacular harbour views!

    The square spiral staircase leads to 2 decks, with spectacular harbour views!

  • Harbour view from the big deck.

    Harbour view from the big deck.

  • The  Harbour Lights living room is comfortable, spacious, and inviting!

    The Harbour Lights living room is comfortable, spacious, and inviting!

  • The dining room shares the views of the harbour and easily seats 8.

    The dining room shares the views of the harbour and easily seats 8.

  • This bedroom features 2 twin beds and a sliding glass door to the gorgeous deck!

    This bedroom features 2 twin beds and a sliding glass door to the gorgeous deck!

  • The Dock House - a cozy efficiency right at the water's edge, perfect for 2!

    The Dock House - a cozy efficiency right at the water's edge, perfect for 2!

  • Everything you need for 2!

    Everything you need for 2!

  • Beautiful walkway up the peaceful grounds goes from the dock to the house.

    Beautiful walkway up the peaceful grounds goes from the dock to the house.

  • Make time to visit the world-famous candy-striped lighthouse across the harbour!

    Make time to visit the world-famous candy-striped lighthouse across the harbour!

  • The dock & Dock House from the water. 3.5' MLW & lots of space for a big boat!

    The dock & Dock House from the water. 3.5' MLW & lots of space for a big boat!

  • Harbour Lights & the Dockhouse (blue roofs) as seen from Hope Town Lighthouse.

    Harbour Lights & the Dockhouse (blue roofs) as seen from Hope Town Lighthouse.

  • Have lunch on the porch or take the unique square spiral staircase to 2 decks

    Have lunch on the porch or take the unique square spiral staircase to 2 decks

  • The big deck with glimpse of the "sky-deck". Perfect - sunning, reading, enjoy!

    The big deck with glimpse of the "sky-deck". Perfect - sunning, reading, enjoy!

  • The view from the covered porch of the main house.  A great place to eat!

    The view from the covered porch of the main house. A great place to eat!

  • The kitchen has all the amenities!

    The kitchen has all the amenities!

  • Master bedroom, king bed and an incredible view!

    Master bedroom, king bed and an incredible view!

  • The Dockhouse.

    The Dockhouse.

  • Dining in the Dock House, cozy for 2 and inviting for 4! Stunning harbour view!

    Dining in the Dock House, cozy for 2 and inviting for 4! Stunning harbour view!

  • View from the Dockhouse porch.

    View from the Dockhouse porch.

  • This photo was taken from the high deck, watch the harbour activity and weather!

    This photo was taken from the high deck, watch the harbour activity and weather!

  • The breathtaking Hope Town beach is just steps away from the dinghy dock in town

    The breathtaking Hope Town beach is just steps away from the dinghy dock in town

  • This lovely bedroom features a king bed and is conveniently on the main level.

    This lovely bedroom features a king bed and is conveniently on the main level.

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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