Great Guana Cay is a small Island in the Bahamas. Enjoy the beauty of this charming, off the grid vacation spot. The Nut House on Great Guana Cay was renovated in 2016. The floors were refinished and new furniture was purchased. The waterfront view is fantastic. Because it’s in the settlement, you can walk to the ferry, grocery store, liquor store, restaurants and bars. The ocean side of the island is a five-minute walk. The house has a spacious kitchen, tall ceilings, 2 comfortable bedrooms, master bedroom has a king medium density memory foam bed, second bedroom has a "full" bed, beautiful antiques and art, a large screened in porch, laundry, two bicycles, air conditioning, satellite TV, Apple TV, awesome Bose sound system, and internet. There is also a Queen sleeper sofa in the living room. I have been enjoying my house for 18 years since it was built. I decided to start renting in 2016. This house is new to VRBO. I am a general contractor and maintain the house very well. The island offers the following activities: snorkeling, scuba, shelling, bicycling, surfing, kite surfing, fly fishing, boating, island hopping and beach fun. PLEASE UNDERSTAND!! Great Guana Cay is a remote location. Internet outages are common. Occasional power outages are rare but happen. There is no concierge service. Traveling to an off the grid location can be wonderful but carries potential risk for lack of conveniences that we sometimes take for granted.
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
About Chip Porter
I own a small construction company in Chadds Ford Pennsylvania. We specialize in residential renovations and fine carpentry. I have also been playing music professionally since 1978.
Chip Porter purchased this House in 1999
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy, Comfortable and Convenient
We had such a wonderful experience staying at the Nuthouse. We travelled from West Palm with two kids and it was actually a very easy trip to make, Chip had the ferry times all laid out so it was easy to plan our coming and going. Upon arrival we were met at the dock by the caretaker with a gold cart for us and our bags and groceries that we bought in Marsh Harbour. It was a super short ride to the Nuthouse as it’s right in the middle of town. We really appreciated being close to all the restaurants and shops etc! The House had all the comforts you could want. Tv and WiFi wasn’t what we came to the Bahamas for but with two kids (8 & 1) it does come in handy, and both worked very well! The island itself was awesome, gorgeous, friendly people, good food everywhere we went! We recommend renting a golf cart to get around and a boat to range out to other islands. We felt like Great Guana Cay was in the perfect middle location to check out other islands in the Abaco chain! We had a great family vacation and were very comfortable at the Nuthouse! Highly recommend!
The Heart of Guana
We LOVED Guana and we LOVED this house. It was so comfortable and didn't feel like a typical rental- full of love, memories, wonderful art, lots of books, an amazing sound system and some really fun islandy CD's. Loved that the house had two bathrooms (his and hers you know!), and the king size bed in the master was the most comfortable bed that I have EVER slept on. The pillow view from the bed was spectacular. The porch was our favorite place to sit, read, drink coffee and adult beverages, eat our meals and watch the town go by. LOVED the porch! The AC worked great, and loved having the standup fan as it was pretty humid while we were there. Used the bikes a few times (we ended up renting a cart, just cuz!). So much fun.
We spent two weeks in the Nut House. The house is smack in the middle of The Settlement, 2 minutes walk to the ferry, and close to everything that you could possibly need. No need to rent a cart as Chip provides 2 fabulous beach cruiser bicycles that will get you everywhere.
The view from the house (and the bed) is of the harbor which is bustling with activity all day long. You will not miss a thing from this house, I assure you!!! The kitchen is fully equipped with colorful glassware, china, cloth napkins and all cookware. We prepared all breakfasts, some lunches and about half our dinners there, and had everything that we needed to do so.
The beach is a few minutes away and is absolutely gorgeous, so raw and natural, and practically empty. The house is equipped with a few beach chairs which are wonderful to have, and there is also a beach tent for added shade.
Two doors down is Kidd's Cove, owned and operated by Forrest Pinder and his father Edmond. They have the best food on the island and will take great care of you. Also close by are Nippers, Grabbers, Mermaids and Orchid Bay's Sunsetter Restaurant. All are good and fun, so try a meal at each. There is a beautiful farmers market on Saturday's at Orchid Bay Marina with fresh produce grown on the island. They also offer a tour of the farm after the market. Make sure not to miss it!
Be sure to visit Troy and Maria at Dive Guana for snorkeling and scuba excursions and/or equipment, their lovely gift shop, and some genuine hospitality from some friendly local folks.
All in all, we loved our first visit to the Bahamas, and our stay at the Nut House. Thank you to Chip and Jackie for taking such great care of us.
Beautiful clean well appointed home. You can walk to everything. The view is lovely. The beds comfortable . The place is well cared for. It is in town so bring ear plugs for the bar next door .
My family had a wonderful stay at Nuthouse! Located in the center of the settlement, the house was convenient. We could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go! The amenities were perfect! Beautiful view of the harbor from the front porch!! Would definitely recommend for a family vacation! The owner was accommodating and very nice to deal with!!
Excellent place and location!!
You could not find a better 2 bedroom house in a better location. Everything you need is furnished in the house. A/C works great and the king bed is so comfy!! Chip the owner was great, we were stuck for 5 extra nights because of Irma and he put us up for the extra nights!! Jackie the caretaker was a pleasure to deal with and very knowledgeable. Would most certainly stay here again!!
Heart of town with awesome space.
This place is in the center of town just steps away from Kidd's Cove, Grabbers and Nippers. We just had the most amazing time being able to walk to each of these places every day, wake up to a fabulous view every morning from the master bedroom, and enjoy large family meals with our extended family every night in the ample space the floor plan allows. The king size bed is super comfortable, the A/C is extra cold and Chip has the most awesome sound system for your tunes. No need to rent a cart, as the two bikes were perfect for getting around. Thanks Chip for a most memorable time!