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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

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 (for adults only) 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!

More Details

Owner
Kim and Bob Williams
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Kim and Bob Williams

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 graduate 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!

Kim and Bob Williams purchased this villa in 2013

Why Kim and Bob Williams chose Hope Town

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Amenities

Hope Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • The Dock House Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom, main house - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom, main house - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom, main house - 1 king , vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, door onto deck, amazing views!
    Double (Twin) Bedroom, main house - 2 twin/ single , vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, glass doors open onto deck
    Guest, main house - 1 king , conveniently located on the main floor.
    The Dock House - 1 queen , The dockhouse is a cozy studio, all one room with a bathroom
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
Notes:
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.

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Spectacular Hope Town home, Waterfront, Lighthouse View, Perfect Spot for 2-8
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Beautiful house and Views of harbour

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarasota FL
5

Amazing home in Hope Town Harbour!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Peaceful Times! The home has everything you could ever need. The property manager and onsite manager where great and helpful. They even came over at 11pm to help with an issue without being asked. The home is a great location and very close to HopeTown. I would recommend having a boat to stay in the Abacos. This home was in a perfect location for our daily boat trips to surrounding islands!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. House is lovely and in a wonderful location! Dock access is perfect for boat.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

what a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just perfect! We were 2 families (7 people) traveling together and we all had plenty of room. There are so many places to hang out. The two teen girls favorite spot was the second story deck over looking the harbor. They would take a pillow and a blanket out and talk for hours under the stars long after the adults were asleep. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom and fell asleep looking out at the beautiful lights on the harbor and of course the old lighthouse beacon was the perfect night light! The house is perfectly accommodated for a fantastic stay. We cooked at home most of the time and the spice cupboard had what you needed, there were coolers to take food to the beach and everything you could need in the way of kitchen wear. The furnishings are clean and comfortable, linens and towels new and fresh. The kids had such a great time buzzing across the harbor in the dinghy for shopping and eating out. They even took it out the last night under the full moon for 4 slices of chocolate silk pie from Capt. Jacks- which we ate up on the sky deck waiting for shooting stars. Harbour View is situated beautifully in the Abaco's for easy exploring north or south to other islands.We rented a boat from Island Marine and wandered about from Great Guana to Little Harbor. We couldn't say enough great things about this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing , home as the base camp to exploring the Abaco's. We hope to go back there again and again.

Enid and Andy -Cape Cod, MA

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
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5

Fantastic property, exceeds expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great stay in this house. Convenient to town by boat or dinghy, but not too close. It is set up very well and the caretakers are really great!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! And we agree, our caretakers are just the best! Hope you can come back soon!
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Wisconsin
5

Perfect Get-Away From It All Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a special birthday with a trip to a place we had never been. Wow, we can't say enough about the location and accomodations at Harbour House. It was the perfect place to start our island adventures! Private, yet near Hope Town restaurants, shops, grocery stores, museum, and church via the house dinghy. The residence is more than comfortable with a wonderful three tiered deck which looks out toward the harbour and the famous Hope Town lighthouse. At the top of the house is the sky deck which is a great place to star gaze. Just below is the upper deck which is just off the upsairs bedrooms. The lower deck is the best place to eat breakfast and lunch, also dinner if you choose to stay at home for the evening. This location was a great spot to begin our numerous adventures which included snorkeling, fishing, walking the Atlantic beach, shopping and visiting the nearby islands. We loved every minute of our stay in this delightful home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
across the harbour
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
in town
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
across the harbour
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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