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The High House of Tilloo Castle on the Sea of Abaco

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Tropical waterfront setting with pool and wrap around porches and deck

The High House is located on Tilloo Cay (pronounced “KEY”), 15 minutes by boat South of Hopetown on Elbow Cay and East of Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco.

Part of an extraordinary estate of tropical gardens and buildings reminiscent of the Plantation era located on a western point of Tilloo Cay and surrounded by the gin clear waters common to the Abacos and the Bahamas.

The locals call it “The Castle” from the old stone tower guarding it on the west.

Tilloo Cay is renowned for its marine National Park, its National Bird Preserve, and the pristine beaches on a string of little cays at its South. It is a uniquely beautiful vacation getaway for friends and families.

The High House offers 3 bedrooms (sleeping 6) and 2 bathrooms. It has a pool, its own deep water dock with 50 Amp outlet and water, wrap-around porches, decks and terraces where to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding area.

The main living space contains a spacious living room and entertainment area, an open kitchen with a bar counter, and a dining area. Wall-to-wall glass doors open at both ends to the views and let the tropical breezes in (or out); they lead to large porches with arm chairs, tables, even a swing seat.

All decorated with a tropical sense, the bedrooms adjoin the main living space. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms (a queen sized and two single beds) share a bath.

Decked in limestone, the swimming pool terrace overlooks the beautiful Sea of Abaco.

Amenities include full AC, free Wi-Fi Internet, flat screen TV, and laundry.

More Details

JL Danis
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About JL Danis

I am from Belgium.

My American kids never came to visit me there, so I looked for an attractive place closer to them - a place where we could be together more often. I found the Far Side on Tilloo Cay, a paradise of sorts called the "Castle" by the locals for the tower guarding it to the West. And now, my kids come and visit. My daughter lounges on the porch to read and talk; she swims from our beach, walks to the Ocean, sunbathes by the pool, and loves the local restaurants. My son, an enthusiastic diver, snorkeler and fisherman, loves to spear lobsters in season. He took that picture of me on a deep sea fishing expedition; that day, we caught 5 black tunas, 3 wahoos and a grouper in just over 3 hours.

JL Danis purchased this house in 2013

Why JL Danis chose Hope Town

The High House next to me became available. I made it look like the Far Side, and now that I have finished renovating it, I am happy to share with you the calm beauty, the beautiful sunsets, and the privacy of Tilloo Cay.

What makes this house unique

There are many things to enjoy for the discoverers and activities for the energetic ones. For others, the best part is enjoying the calm and the views, swinging on the back porch, soaking the sun by the pool, or watching the sun set with cocktails in hand.


Hope Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shared bath between bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , In common room by the pool
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to Master Bedroom; closets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with ensuite bath and water view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed; closet; water view - shared bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , closet, shared bath; garden view
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The High House of Tilloo Castle on the Sea of Abaco
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Breath taking property

  • 5 of 5

Home was amazing. Staff and owner are attentive and helpful. Great open line of communication. This house is the perfect getaway home fir family’s large or small. You can snorkel off the Dock, or hike the island, walk up the castle on the point for an anzing view of the island .. will be renting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Leah, for your nice comments ! The High House would be happy to host you again... Let's hope soon ? :)
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed in the Abacos for many years. The High House of Tilloo Castle is our favorite by far. The accommodations are both elegant and comfortable. Our host was welcoming and accommodating. We could not have asked for more. The house and its location is simply perfect.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael ! It was delightful to have you and your family. Truly hope for the pleasure of seeing y'all again !
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Great House for boaters

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in this home in late April 2018. The home has fantastic views, very private, and extremely well equipped. The proximity is excellent to Elbow Cay and Marsh Harbor but very private. We had our own boat which we docked in the back yard and were able to access the ocean for fishing and snorkeling within 5 minutes of leaving the dock. Would highly recommend this home for the boating family.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Max ! It was great having you and your friends ! Hope to see y'all again !
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Beautiful escape but still close enough for local activity and conveniences!

  • 5 of 5

The owner and property manager both went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, enjoyable and a truly special trip. The house has all you need to be comfortable, we are a family of 5. My children enjoyed fishing from the dock every morning and evening and during the day we were out on the water exploring. The dock fishing was a major highlight! The ping pong table was in great shape and enjoyed as well and fun out of the sun. One day my husband and 2 sons went fishing with a local charter, they were picked up at the house boat dock and caught two wahoo. While they fished, my daughter enjoyed the pool and I enjoyed relaxing at the house and taking in the beautiful view of the Sea of Abaco. I only wish we had packed a little lighter because the stairs from the dock to the house, although the dock is in great shape, are a workout with excessive luggage. Good thing all you need are shorts, a windbreaker, jeans and a bathing suit! We had previously been to Exuma-February Point, which we enjoyed as well, however Tiloo and Hometown homes allow rental boats to be kept at the houses, which was a big bonus to us. Our favorite day adventures were swimming and walking Tahiti Beach. checking out the flats and swimming in the lagoon at Scotland Cay, snorkeling at Mermaid Reef, Cracker P's for lunch, games and beach fun and Pete's Pub for a lunch off the beaten path. Thank you to the High House of Tiloo Castle for a memorable adventure!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th year in the Abacos and this house was by far our favorite! The owner and his staff are beyond accommodating. The house and views our spectacular. We will be returning in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing (our visit 6/11-6/17/17)

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three couples who were looking for a quiet, peaceful and remote location to chillax for a week in the Abacos.

This property/house did not dissapont!

It is a beautiful home, manicured property and lovely decorated.

You are literally on your own island.

The owner has created his own reef down below at the boat dock. Every day you get to view the most azazing sea life!

The hoUse is centrally located to everything via boat.

Each day was a new adventure at a different beach / island!

After a long day on the water, going back to the house was the perfect way to unwind.

Relax in the pool while watching the sunset.

Ben, the property grounds man, is a super nice guy who would visit each morning to check on us.

What a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Marsh Harbour International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cracker P's
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Winding Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Private Beach on Location
Car: not necessary

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There are many pristine beaches on the Tilloo Cay string of islets and numerous natural attractions including several marine national parks and bird preserves as well as Abaco Blue Holes for specialized diving. Within a 15 minute boat ride, the historic Loyalist Settlement of Hopetown Harbour and its light house - the only gas-operated light house left in the world, and many bars and restaurants featuring international and Bahamian foods.

From the High House, you may stroll through the beautifully maintained grounds of the estate, enjoy the half-moon beach nearby, take a short walk to the Ocean beaches of sand and moonrock and collect sea glass, or go snorkeling and fishing right off the dock, from which you will go and explore the nearby cays with your rented boat (highly recommended).

Not far away, golfing, world-famous bonefish casting, ocean fishing, diving in old wrecks, bars and restaurants await on Great Abaco, Hopetown on Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarter, Man-O-War, Treasure Cay, Guana Cay - and Little Harbour to the South. All these excursions are within an hour boat ride from Tilloo Castle. Our Host will be happy to arrange activities for you, including chartering your own sailboat and captain for a day!

Tilloo Castle is about at a 20-minute boat ride from Great Abaco, where Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) is located. MHH is easily accessible by direct daily flights from Atlanta, Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Nassau, among others.

Transportation to and from Tilloo Castle can be arranged at time of booking. Please contact the Host for assistance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
end-of-stay cleaning $250

VRBO is eminently weak in calculating rental quotes, and other automated systems.
We confirm rental rates in our rental agreement, which we will send to you at the time of your reservation.
If you book optional incidental fees (see rental agreement), we will add them to the base rate.
Rates are expressed and payable in US Dollar by bank transfer only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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