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Touchstone's House on Beachside Tropical 1 acre Property.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 .


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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Amenities

Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
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 , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Touchstone's House on Beachside Tropical 1 acre Property.
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I had the privilege of staying at Touchstone's House twice in one month. Upon arrival, we were met by the property managers who were incredibly gracious and informative about the house and the island. The house itself is beautifully decorated in addition to being very well appointed with all of the amenities one would ever need to feel like they are home. Small usually overlooked details such as perfectly placed power strips really evidence the thought that Karina has put into making this house a wonderful and effortless place to stay. The numerous outdoor spaces also allowed us to live and lounge seamlessly between the indoors and outdoors. The location of the house is ideal with the beach basically in your backyard, the bay- only a few minutes' walk away and the main part of town - a quick golf cart ride away. In addition, Karina was incredibly accommodating, super responsive and so easy to work with while we were planning both our visits. We could not recommend this house any higher.

Harbour Island has and will always be a special place for us and being able to stay at Touchstone has made it even more special - which we didn't think was possible! Touchstone's House is now our home away from home and we cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dani, you're a pleasure and a treat as a guest! Thank you so much for the Kind words and for noticing the small details that we have put into our home to make it a special place for our guests to enjoy !
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5

Beautiful and calming beach home just steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

The moment we walked in the house our first words were: "This place looks bigger and better than any of the photos!" We have stayed in many rental homes and this is a rare sentiment. Every detail has been thought of from the beautifully stocked bar to the comfy furniture to interesting books to a well-stocked kitchen to easy-to-connect-with hosts. The attention to detail in decorating made the home feel personal and warm and the beautiful tile floor was welcome relief after a hot day on the beach! The outdoor shower was very useful as well as the floaties and boogie boards. There are multiple accesses into the house and several different seating areas. It is landscaped beautifully and feels quite private, even though it's surrounded by lots of activity. The beach is close enough that you don't have to wear shoes and the sand on that beach is quite possibly the most beautiful sand I've ever seen! The beach was almost deserted every time we were there and it was a peaceful place to walk and contemplate. Harbour Island itself was the perfect combination of plenty to do yet relaxed and laid-back. No shortage of charm and character! But back to the Touchstone house...it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and we would wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I were on the island for a wedding, plus a few days extra to make a nice little vacation out of the visit and fell in love with the island, and even more so the house. It is set in a lush setting with lots of coconut trees, and within a 20 seconds you can be up over a sand dune and down to the pink sand beaches where you can relax, swim, snorkel, or enjoy your morning coffee or an evening cocktail.

The house has all you need to cook, and a nice table to enjoy a meal with friends and family. We chose to go around the island by foot the first few days, in which it is about a 15 minute walk into the heart of the town(you can even walk the beach, then cut west to town). After that we got a golf cart and were riding around in style and comfort the rest of the week.

Overall i would highly recommend this place, and hope to be able to return soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped, and more!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in countless vacation rental homes around the country/world... when you find a property that seems *exactly* as you hope, it's hard for the reality to match your expectation.

Touchstone house was better than we hoped. The pictures are indeed as they appear - it's a very comfortable and restful space, the decor is a combo of island / kitschy - but the house is bigger than the pictures portray, and there are more "just like at home" items to use. Also, we didn't expect the amount of outdoor living space - it was great.

The beach is close by - the edge of the property was right across the lane from the entrance to the beach. We ditched our shoes at the house and it was indeed a short walk.

The other cottage on the property is in view, but the hedges make both feel private. There were other renters there, but we never saw them.

I've seen on other forums that people say that you don't need a golf cart on Harbour Island in general... I would say that's true if you're okay walking some distance. Touchstone is far enough away from the restaurants and shops, that we found it very helpful (but I suppose not mandatory). Johnson's Rentals had a cart waiting for us at the house.

In all, we felt that the Touchstone house as our home for the week; made such a huge impact on our stay. We loved coming back to the house and sipping a cocktail, relaxing, and just 'being'. We left feeling rested and thinking ahead to a return stay! Thanks so much Karina (and Mark and Rachel, the caretakers) - it was all we hoped, and more!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Such A Dream!

  • 5 of 5

We were confident in our decision to stay at Touchstone after we booked it but when we arrived our jaws hit the floor. So much space for our party of 4, a warm and inviting home that has a story to tell of it's own.

The air conditioning worked well even in the heat of summer and kept us comfortable while we lounged over coffee or a cocktail from the bar. Between the living spaces both inside and outside the house, there was more than enough room for us to enjoy the property and it's surroundings however we wanted with all the privacy we wanted. The property managers were easy to work with and friendly. The beach is just steps away, a short 3 minute hermit-crab laden walk and felt like we had it all to ourselves. We walked the beach several times to watch the sun rise.

If I had to give one critic it would be that the futon was uncomfortable and the two twin beds are unable to be pushed together, so even though our second couple wanted to sleep together, they just couldn't as it was such an uncomfortable sleep. The twin beds we very comfortable, and I can imagine it being a great setup for a family, but traveling with other couples it made it difficult to sleep in the same bed. But I say all of this and still rate Touchstone 5 stars as every other detail exceeded our expectations.

We truly do hope to visit again. Thank you for such a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil Touchstone!!!

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I choose Harbour Island to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and Touchstone helped make it a most memorable trip! The location is perfect....not beachfront but literally steps away....a few days we had the beach all to ourselves! The home is very warm and cozy...a true island style getaway! I adored the decor and the books....I felt right at home. The air conditioning works phenomenally....so this Texas girl who likes it cold was happy! Very well appointed kitchen which we were thrilled with because we cooked many of our meals! The outdoor living spaces were nice to sit with a Kalik and relax while listening to the waves crashing in the distance. This trip was one of our tops to date....because Harbour Island is my heaven and Touchstone simply a perfect nest! We will be back in 2018! 😊 Thank you Karina for sharing your perfect little paradise with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $185

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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