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Your Tropical Beach Front Vacation!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Amazing private location. Bonefishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, relaxing

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.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Hammond
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Stephen Hammond

Native Vermonter, former executive chef and owner of a catering business. I love renovating beautiful places and sharing them with others.

Stephen Hammond purchased this house in 2003

Why Stephen Hammond chose North Andros

Unique, private setting on a beautiful island full of wonderful people.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, undeveloped, peaceful, beautiful.

Amenities

North Andros House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with king bed private, bath and ocean view. Second bedroom has king bed and ocean view. Third bedroom has three single beds and an optional trundle.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Your Tropical Beach Front Vacation!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
5

Exquisite property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling. Boat owner Charlie and his lovely family increased our fun a thousand fold. Grandkids so happy to be around other kids.

Biggest setback was lack of food. Our family is very fruits and veggies. Eleanor saved us with mangoes, guava and “knip’ near the end but the few stores had nothing.

Also stay away from naval base. They drew down on us and the grands for trying to drive in.

Yikes!

Absolutely gorgeous place, well worth the hard parts.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The home and beach exceeded our expectations! Photos don't do it justice! Great place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our group of 7 family members. Steve, the owner, has provided binders with lots of helpful information. He got in touch to see if we needed anything and was quick to respond to questions both before and during the trip. His help was invaluable.

The kitchen was well equipped. We fixed most of our own meals with food we brought with us, from local stores, some lobster and fish we got from a fishing trip, and local fishermen who sold lobster and fresh fish.

The beach was secluded, clean, and all ours. If you like shelling, you will like this place! We had to leave some of the many shells, coral, sponges, etc. we found on the beach because there was more than we could take home! Tree frogs and hermit crabs kept us entertained! Be sure to bring some sort of bug spray, baby oil, Avon's Skin So Soft, or some other type of bug deterrent. Some people take Neem or Brewer's Yeast as natural bug deterrents.

We enjoyed relaxing and reading inside and out, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, and bicycling nearby. Bring your underwater camera, snorkels, masks, and fins if you want to do some serious snorkeling. We saw an abundance of tropical fish, sea urchins, and coral! A sea turtle, sting ray, puffer fish, and small barracuda were also spotted by some of our group. We found lots of opportunities for "Kodak Moments"!

We rented a van to go grocery shopping and sight seeing. We really enjoyed the abundance of natural beauty and lack of commercialism that resorts have. We visited Uncle Charley's Blue Hole (no sign of the legendary Lusca!) and the Seminole community nearby where we bought baskets and sponges. Some of our group went fishing and snorkeling with the caretaker. Another trip we enjoyed was to Androsia Batik Factory and store. We each left with a batik souvenir.

Weather during this time of year usually guarantees at least one rain shower/storm a day. We had a few power outages, and they interfered with communication by phone or internet, but not to the point of ruining our vacation. We were a bit disappointed that the caretaker didn't get in touch sooner, and the lady who was supposed to fix a Bahamian meal for us never came while we were there.

We were sorry we couldn't stay longer. The people are as warm as the weather and friendly. We would highly recommend this property for anyone who wants to get away from it all and doesn't want to fight crowds, and if you're lucky, maybe you'll see the legendary Chickcharney!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Nice and clean. Well stocked with cooking supplies and beach gear. Owner and caretaker are very responsive and whatever little questions or issues we had, they took care of right away before and during our stay. The info provided by the owner after you book is excellent (includes taxi, flight, store, rental car, etc info). Again, can’t say enough good things. It is as advertised and then some. A true paradise.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family get away from busy life.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great family vacation location. Our teenagers enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaks and we all enjoyed walks on the beach every day. The house was well equipped but make sure to pack any food you really want to have on your trip. The grocery stores were fine but limited and you will need to bring favorite spices and condiments along. Charlie the caretaker took us out snorkeling and it was the highlight of the trip. He is a great guy and the snorkeling was amazing. It is remote but worth the travel to get here. It was quiet, peaceful and so very beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful location, enjoyed the kayaks, paddleboards & bikes. Ocean out the patio door. View awesome

  • 4 of 5

Property is one of the best in the area. Amenity very good lots of water fun to be had here. Beachcombing was great found alot of everything here. Island prices all around , still enjoyed the experience. Neighbors are few and far between but one happily gave us her air compressor to pump up the bike tires since the pump at the house did not work. The no seem bugs are a killer. Bring baby oil a must or take brewers yeast before going. Home is well equipped.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unwind and chill at this amazing beach getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Let's start by saying what an amazing place this is. If you are looking for the most beautiful and peaceful private beach then this is your place. We really enjoyed the pace of our 2 weeks at Steve's house on Andros. This is a private oasis filled with an abundance of natural resources from the conch and crawfish filled waters in the back yard to the sea grapes and land crabs all over the inland.

Steve's house has everything you may need for your getaway including some snorkling and spearfishing gear, kayaks, bikes and a perfectly furnished kitchen for all of the fishing bounty.

This is our new vacation spot. Thanks for everything Steve.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
San Andros
Nearest Beach
ocean front property
Car: recommended

The house is located 110 miles due east of Miami with Nassau 34 miles to the west. Berry Islands and Chub Cay to the north.Joulter Cays visible from the house. Ten minutes by boat and you are on part of the third largest barrier reefs in the world.

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

I always recommend travel insurance.
House can be rented as a 2 bedroom, 1 bath at $100 discount or a 3 bedroom, 2 bath at the poster date. Either way the whole house is yours, no one else on Property, we just lock off one of the bedrooms and bath off the porch.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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