Touchstone's House is fresh on VRBO. Newly restored and renovated, it lies on a lush 1-acre tropical property, filled with lime trees, papaya trees, and pomegranate trees, for your enjoyment. The house is situated due east of Romora Bay Marina, beach-side, tucked in just behind the dune. You can hear the waves crashing from every part of the home. The house is 70 casual steps away from the famous Pink Sand Beach. The house adorns original, hand-made, hand-painted Cuban tiles, built in the 50's and renovated recently, the home has the perfect combination of rustic and polished with all the modern features you would want, like brand new split unit AC's in every room, Cable TV, Wireless Internet, a backup Generator with an automatic transfer switch for the whole property etc. The home has 4 huge outdoor entertaining spaces, perfect for BBQ's and dinner parties. This house also lies adjacent to Touchstone Cottage ( VRBO listing 333247 ) which you can rent separately or together as a 4 bdrm 4 bath compound in total, perfect for larger groups. The home and property is inspired by world travelers and lovers of the ocean, we hope we can help you create an unforgettable stay on this special island.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Bright comfortable home with lots of extras
We really enjoyed our stay here. It was nicely decorated, bright and pretty, and had lots of outdoor patios. The kitchen was well equipped, and there were hairdryers, an iron, a steamer, paper towels, a bar, a flashlight, and a generator, Nice location, close to town and the beach. Very roomy, even if we had had five people there. Clean.
Thank you Marilyn for letting us be a part of your "especially special" trip ;-) Congratulations to you and your family, Harbour Island is a magical place for a wedding celebration!
Fabulous rental! Close to the beach! Karina was very responsive to all our questions and assisted us in our transportation needs. The house is well stocked! Comfy beds and sheets,which can be hard to find on VRBO. Would happily book again!
Tropical paradise by the sea.
I felt like I was in paradise. We were here for a yoga and pilates retreat so we utilized both the main house and cottage. The homes are decorated with a bit of an island flair, well maintained and cozy. Our hosts, David and Karina were very gracious and involved. The helped plan our outings, transportation, caterers and even joined in on some of our retreat. The property was a tropical paradise with blooming flowers everywhere. It had several porches so you could get away for some private time. I can't wait to return to Touchstone's house to experience tropical beauty and peace.
Thank you Cyanne for your beautiful words! It was beyond our pleasure to host you. We hope we have the pleasure of hosting all you special ladies again in the near future for another amzing yoga/pilates retreat!
Lovely beautifuly maintained cottage full of family memories both old and new.
I can't imagine a more perfect place to stay on the island. Touchstone house is a whimsical cottage tucked away in a lush garden setting only steps from the beach. Any one with an eye for design will be very happy in this house. French and Turkish textiles, antique Cuban floor tiles, local photography and paintings, shells and a collection of glass in an array of colors. Lots of out door spaces to lounge in while you listen to the ocean and wind through the palm fronds or just waiting for dinner to finish up on the grill. The kitchen has everything one might need; good set of knives, gas range, lots of pots and pans and thermal bags for grocery shopping. Complimentary coffee, sugar and creamer along with filters for the coffee maker was a nice touch especially for people checking in after the local grocery stores close.
Karina is a superlative host. Not only has she anticipated pretty much every thing one might need, she was available at all times to answer questions and give advise. There are beach bags, hats and an assortment of sun creams available for your use. Chairs, unbrellas and toys for the beach, a cooler and ice blocks to keep your picnic chiled.
The bathrooms each have shampoo, conditioner, and lemon verbena hand soap and body cream.
There is one thing that might be a concern for some people. The tap water tastes a little salty and smells like sulpher from time to time. This is common on an island and the water is perfectly safe to drink and cook with. There is a large cooler for drinkin water and there's no problem getting a refill during your stay if needed.
Did I mention the outdoor shower or visiting dog? What could be better. We look forward to returning again.
Thank you so much Ellen for your incredibly sweet review. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you, George and the boys. You were some of the kindest and most appreciative guests. Please come back and visit us again sooner than later!
Amazing cottage just by the beach with the best hosts ever!
Karina and David were fantastic. They have a beautiful property which is just a step away from the gorgeous Pink Sands Beach. Their cottage is located on a very quiet strip of the beach, and most days we had the entire beach to ourselves. The cottage was beautiful, clean, and welcoming. Karina has decorated everything perfectly and it is so inviting. They also helped with organizing everything from arrival to departure and everything in between.
We stayed for 9 nights and had wonderful service the entire time. My wife and our young 7 month old son loved everything Harbour Island had to offer and would highly recommend staying at Touchstone.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you so much Brennen and Kate, you all were an absolute pleasure to host. Please come back and visit us again soon.
Beautiful Island, beautiful home
Harbour Island is a beautiful island with plenty of things to do. The home is perfect, a block away from the beach, and has everything you can need. From beach towels to beach chairs and floats, it’s a perfect home for a small family or two couples. The property manager is very quick to answer any questions and very helpful with golf cart reservation and any other requests. The home is very comfortable and exactly how the pictures show it to be. There was another couple staying in the cottage behind the main house but we never encountered them . Great place to stay, highly recommend it!
Additional information about rental rates
Saturday to Saturday rentals are highly encouraged especially in peak seasons to comply with island scheduling. Please inquire if you wish to stay at other times during peak season.