Pleasant Dreams, located in Pleasant Harbor in Northern Andros is just a short 15 minute flight from Nassau. Rent a car at the airport or enjoy a prearranged taxi ride with one of the local drivers who will makes stops along the way to pick up provisions including freshly baked bread. Your first impression of Pleasant Dreams will surely be the ocean views seen through the house and the tropical flora, carpet grass, palms and seagrape. This home itself is secluded and nestled in a private cove with 400 feet of private beach, the perfect place to launch one of many activities including, beach combing, paddle boarding, kayaking, DIY bone fishing, snorkeling or just floating in the crystal-clear waters with a rum drink nearby.
Known as the eco-tourism destination of The Bahamas because of its large pristine, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, Andros is home to the third longest barrier reef in the world within a 15 minute boat ride, making it a spectacular diving, snorkeling and fishing destination. Bone fisherman have always enjoyed the easy access to flats at a location where they can bring the whole family. Pleasant Harbor has a large and shallow area that is great for small children. Adults who likes to swim, float on chairs or just relax in the sun will also find this a perfect harbor. For the adventurous, deeper waters and snorkeling are just a short swim out. There are several small reefs (easy to snorkel on) right off the beach where you can spear lobster, collect conch, fish or snorkel for many kinds of reef fish. Charley can take a group to reefs farther out to spear fish and lobster and see an amazing spectacle of tropical fish on a coral while also bringing home a cooler of fresh fish.
Pleaseant Dreams is truly the place to unwind, relax, replenish and reconnect with or enjoy family and friends without the distractions or commercialism of many island resorts.
Andros is also an excellent place to go for bird watching. There are more than 300 species of birds found in the Bahamas. One hundred and nine species breed in the Bahamas including the rare and endangered Bahama Oriole that breeds next to the house, 169 species migrate or winter here, and 45 species are vagrants.
There are local convenience stores where you can pick up food and liquor. The Mennonite farm stand in season (Sept - April) offers a box full of fresh veggies. Many guests have enjoyed local home-cooked Bahamian fare prepared and brought to the house by Judy Miller - one of the caretakers.
The master bedroom has a king size bed (with a new mattress) with an ocean view and a small private bath with shower. The main house has two bedrooms, one bedroom with an ocean view and king size bed and the other with three twin beds overlooking the garden and Palm trees swaying in the breeze. The bath in the main house has a tub/shower combination. There is also an outdoor shower.
The Kitchen is modern with stainless steel tables and open shelving, gas stove, coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, and a full refrigerator. The Living Room/Dining Room is pleasantly furnished with a large dining room table which seats 8-10, beach house rattan living room furniture, a TV/DVD players and a supply of movies. WIFI is available. There is also a working fireplace for those cool January evenings.
Andros is known as an 'Outer or Family Island' which requires some explanation. No one (that I know of) takes credit cards, and travelers checks can be a problem (not everyone takes them or they charge you extra to use them). Cash is the best thing to bring for money. There is an ATM on the island that you can access if you need more cash; it is located a couple of miles from the house.
Andros, is a very safe island, with wonderful friendly residents. Several small family restaurants serving local fare have cropped up since the storm. You can go to Red Bays to shop for the local baskets and woodcarvings created by the people of the island or to Fresh Creek, where you'll find the Androsia Batik Factory which makes beautiful Batik clothing using intricate carved Sea Sponges from the island. Explore the limestone caves and amazing Blue Holes, go bird, sea turtle, hermit crab watching, and you can even go wild boar hunting. (ask about this option before arriving). But mostly, Andros is known for it's Bonefishing, Snorkeling, Diving, Shelling, Fishing, Relaxation and Beautiful Beaches.