Oceanfront, Private Beach, Tennis Court, Dock, Kayaks, Bikes(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms Plus kayaks, bikes
Tennis in the morning, fishing, sea kayaking, windsurfing, diving, or just plain lounging in the afternoon. If you want pure rest and relaxation, this is the place. Use of two sea kayaks and four bicycles come with the villa.
The house also features a game room with ping pong and table soccer game. A billiards table has recently been added to the upstairs porch. There is also a small gym including weight set and stationary bicycle. Four bicycles and two sea kayaks are included in the rental.
The Bahama Backroads villa, located on two secluded acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, also now includes panoramic deck overlooking the harbor and ocean. The villa also features a separate independent apartment that is available for an extra cost for guests who might have friends or family visitors. Inquire to owner for rates.
For golfing enthusiasts The Abaco Club oceanfront golf course is only 10 minutes away and the Treasure Key championship golf course is only a 30-minute drive. Little Harbour is located 25 miles south of Marsh Harbor, where car and boat rentals are available. Forty-minute flights to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and West Palm Beach with American, Continental, and US Airways.
There are numerous nearby beaches withing walking distance. The Winding Bay beach is easily reached via bicycle. Cherokee, a charming old Bahamian fishing village, is also nearby and offers a great beach and swimming pier. There is a also great bonefishing in the Cherokee Sound.
For birdwatching aficionados the villa is one of the best spots in the Bahamas to see many species including wild parrots that fly by on a daily basis.
One of the best ways to tailor your stay at the Bahama Backroads villa is to rent a boat in Marsh Harbour and make the 45 minute journey down through the Sea of Abaco. Along the way there is the Pelican Keys underwater nature reserve where you can tie up to a mooring ball and snorkle. Schools of huge, harmless leopard rays are plentiful in the reserve.
There are also various barrier islands that can easily be reached by taking the kayaks from the dock at the house. There are miles of secluded, pristine beaches on those barrier islands.
Keywords: Secluded oceanfront villa, private beach, private tennis court, two kayaks and four bicycles, pool table, phoos ball table, fitness room, panoramic sunning deck
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Member since: 2001
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Each bedroom has an adjoining full bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table
- Video Game Console
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Duty Free Shops
- Nude Beach
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Broadband Access
- Fitness Room / Equipment
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- cleaning fee $125
- Taxes Not included
Rates can vary depending on time of the year and the number of people in the group.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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The Bahama Backroads is located in the seaside village of Little Harbour, which includes a pub-restaurant, gallery and foundry where marine sculptures and jewelry is made. There are various beaches and uninhabited islands to explore.
There is also a championship, oceanfront golf course nearby as well as superb fly and deep sea fishing.
Year Purchased: 1999
About the owner: I am a freelance writer who first visited the Bahamas on a sailboat more than 20 years ago and have been coming back ever since. My appreciation of the unspoiled tropical environment that the Bahama Backroads Villa featurs stems from a career writing about environmental and sustainable living issues. Previously I worked for Time Magazine and the United Nations Environment Program and was based in Nairobi, Kenya, where I served as the editor of UNEP's Our Planet magazine.
Why the Owner Chose Cherokee Sound, Bahamas:
Little Harbour is unique village in an unspoiled tropical environment. Having seen the haphazard, reckless development of so many beautiful seaside resorts over the years it is nice to be able to go to one that is still an oasis from crowds and crass overdevelopment.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
A typical day starts with a swim and then breakfast on the porch. Later in the morning I try to get in a game of tennis. After doing chores around the house I usually do some reading and otherwise just take it easy. After some late afternoon fly-fishing in the flats in Robinson's Bight, the highlight of the evening is a cocktail on the screened porch that offers a stupendous sunset panorama.
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Front view of the villa and terraced garden.
Dock and panoramic deck
Private beach two minute walk from the house
Master bedroom with balcony and private bathroom.
Kitchen and dining room
Fishing opportunities galore
Dock: great for sunbathing, swimming and of course fishing boat tie up
Cycling along the beaches
two kayaks included in the rental
Barbecue gas grill
Barbells in the game room
New panoramic deck overlooking Little Harbour and the ocean beyond
Dining on the terrace
Fly fishing from the nearby Cherokee pier
Living room-dining room area.
Aerial overview of the property. The Atlantic ocean is in the forefront.
Downstairs bedroom with private bathroom
Game and exercise room
New pool table on upstairs screened porch
Table soccer game
Private tennis court
Swimming from the famous long dock in nearby Cherokee
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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