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Touchstone's House on 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

Amenities

Dunmore Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 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: Mar 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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25th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from beautiful Harbour Island for our 25th wedding anniversary. Staying at Touchstone House made this a very memorable trip. The house is beautifully appointed with everything you need. I did a lot of cooking and the kitchen had everything I needed. And those air conditioner units cooled us like we where at our own home. Only a few steps over the dune to the beautiful pink sand beach. That view is amazing. Lots of outdoor seating but it was hot and humid. I highly recommend the house or the cottage. The cottage may get more of a breeze but you cant beat either one. Thank you Mark for showing us around. Cant wait to return

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ,Wendy and David, you both were lovely guests. We love to hear that our guests enjoyed the "galley" There have been many delicious meals prepared in that kitchen! Come back and visit us again soon. - Karina & Touchstone and Co.
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5

Best vacation house EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Touchstone house is the perfect setting for an amazing vacation in HI. Located 2min away from a pink sandy paradise beach, which feels like your own private beach, and equipped with beach chairs, towels and even beach hats! The house itself has a wonderful feel-good vibe, mostly due to the careful decoration and furniture arrangement, as well as the outdoor spaces that offer pure moments of Bahamian relaxation. Karina, and Mark and Rachel, are super accommodating and welcoming and make sure that you have everything you need for your stay. This is my third time staying at Touchstone and every time it gets better!!! Touchstone has played a big part in my Bahamian vacation and is very close to my heart! I would recommend it without a second thought!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Beach Escape

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Touchstone was exactly what I was looking for in this vacation. Quiet, peaceful and cozy with a beautiful beach just over the dune.

This home is beautifully and comfortably appointed with everything you need to feel at home. I really appreciated the floppy beach hats too as they are a pain to travel with.

Rachel and Mark are the wonderful caretakers who make sure you know where everything is and really take care of the property.

I will surely visit again soon!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will any trip in the future measure up?

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Touchstone House for an anniversary trip. Here are the reasons why this stay has set a new standard for every trip we take in the future: The gracious property managers, Mark and Rachel, met us at the ferry dock upon arrival, escorted us to the house, and made sure we had everything we needed. Which we did... the house has everything you could ever want for a vacation in paradise—gorgeous decor, a well stocked kitchen & wet bar, tv & internet, beach gear (even down to sun hats!), an outdoor grill, and too much more to name. The interiors are thoughtful and truly feel Bahamian, from the live palm branches in vases throughout to the vintage floor tile to the reclaimed wood furniture. As far as the location—it is wonderful... steps away from the beach and a quick golf cart ride away from all the shopping and dining you'd like to do in Dunmore Town. We loved taking the two minute ride over to Romora Bay at happy hour to catch the sunset over the water while sipping a Goombay Smash (or two). As fun as it was to go out and about on Harbour Island, we equally enjoyed time relaxing at Touchstone House with the music on, feet still a little sandy from the beach, and not a care in the world. This vacation was at the top of our list... Harbour Island has a big place in our hearts from here on out and I thank Touchstone House (and Karina) in large part for that.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Megan and Brandon, for the very kind words. We so enjoyed having you and can't wait for you all to return! xoxo - Karina
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5

The ultimate vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

The Touchstone House truly feels like home away from home. The amount of love and detail that Karina puts into everything from the sheets to the glassware. It was so easy to forget about all of your troubles at Touchstone, I felt like I actually did live there. You have everything you need at the house, the BBQ, wet bar, beach towels, beach chairs, sun hats, surfboards....the list goes ON AND ON!

My favorite things about the house, the BED...I haven't slept that good in months! The Location...it's close to everything and is in a super quiet neighborhood. The decor...the thought that went into every detail is fantastic.

I highly recommend Touchstone House and I will be coming back every year!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall
Jul 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

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.
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