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Seascape cottage, absolutely on the ocean with a dock on the Sea of Abaco

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

The floor plan includes two bedrooms, two full baths, sleeps 4-6

This beautiful vacation rental in the Bahamas is absolutely on the ocean with adjoining frontage and a private dock in White Sound Bay on Elbow Cay Island. A two bedroom, two bath, air-conditioned beachfront cottage that makes for an outstanding 'out island' experience. Situated on a ridge, Seascape offers the best of both worlds: a breathtaking view of Sea of Abaco from its spacious rear deck and the roar of the ocean waves on the front. This dual frontage is unique on the island and only shared with two other houses. Seascape's floor plan includes two bedrooms, two full baths, and a convertible sofa to sleep two additional people in the living area. Air conditioning is provided for the two bedrooms to insure your comfort on hot summer evenings. The house comes complete with cooking utensils, place settings for six, glasses, bed linens and towels. You have your own private dock directly at the rear of the property. High speed internet and satellite TV are furnished.

Seascape is located on White Sound Bay on Elbow Cay Island. This is a small island approximately 190 miles east of Florida. Temperatures average in the 70's in the winter and the 80's in the summer. The ocean breezes flow through the rooms making it comfortable year round. White Sound is less than a ten minute boat ride from the quaint settlement of Hope Town and its famous 'candy-striped' lighthouse. The inhabitants of Hope Town are descendants of the Loyalists who fled the Carolinas during the Revolutionary War. They still speak the dialect of their ancestors. Hope Town is nestled in a picturesque harbor and the vibrant reds, pinks, and yellows of the native hibiscus and bougainvillaea surround the Cape Cod style homes.

Transportation around the island is mostly by boat or on foot. Bicycles and golf carts can be rented by the day or week. You will find Hope Town to be quite charming. There are several small grocery stores, a liquor store, bakery, straw shop, gift shops, a museum, and churches. There are a number of island restaurants, some of which are Sea Spray, Captain Jack's, The Harbor's Edge and the Abaco Inn. These restaurants serve delicious grouper, conch, lobster (in season) and other excellent native dishes. Shorts are all that is required for formal dress.

We have installed a Sirius Satellite radio receiver in the house. After you return home I think you will find yourself missing commercial free programming. This certainly solved my frustration with radio reception in the islands. I also arranged to have an Wireless internet connection for a laptop computer. Their service is much faster than my own at home via two way satellite and much in line with cable. The satellite TV has never caused any problems but I have placed an extra TV in the basement should that portion of the link fail. With this location goes the problems of salt corrosion on every thing that has any metal parts. In our effort to assure reliability of all the many mechanical devices that are subjected to this salt environment we have on hand extra AC units, refrigerator and a water heater in storage.

The house location on the map has the house located in the bay, that's not the case. It's the right location but not in the water. Paste these coordinates into Google Earth and it will put a pin on the roof of the house

26 30 52.81n, 76 58 17.32w

More Details

Property Manager
Robert M. George
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

Amenities

Hope Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • South Bedroom is a queen, the North Bedroom is two singles with additional sleeping for two in the living room area. South bedroom has single access to one bath and north bedroom shares access to the bath with the main living area. Each bedroom has a rear deck overlooking the Sea of Abaco.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will notice our property is priced below the market. This cost does not reflect the quality of the house. It has by far one of the best locations on the island. We have many returning guests and are holding the cost down. It is a consensus among many owners to have a high rental fee to reduce the number of dates occupied reducing wear and tear. This method of reasoning will still maintain about the same net bottom line income. There is also an influx of many new houses that are owned solely for the very seldom use by the owners and never put on the rental market. Both of these tendencies are a detriment to the local economy that depend on a high volume of tourist trade to flourish. I have decided not to participate in this line of reasoning.

Reviews

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Seascape cottage, absolutely on the ocean with a dock on the Sea of Abaco
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Great house and location for the price

  • 4 of 5

This house has an unbelievable location on Elbow Cay. Beautiful views, surf on one side, the sound with a good dock on the other. Next door is the Abaco Inn which has the best restaurant, bar, pool, and wait staff on the island.

AC in the bedrooms was great for sleeping on hot nights.

We are trying to decide when to rent Seascape for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Interesting stay

  • 1 of 5

Our stay was interesting. The house has a great location with great views. But the house is put together with "Mac gver" type systems. Mainly because the owner has not kept up the accommodations. The deck has screws that you can trip on and the dock is not for children to spend to much time on. We had to call Wanda the caretaker to come look at the water tanks and switch tanks. And we had power outages and had to stay at abaco inn for one night because they had a backup generator. Wanda the caretaker was great and took care of us she was great. But I could tell there was some things that she help because the house is in need of some major work. The owner has a reputation of being real cheap according to the locals, and the house shows it. It's ashamed because the house has so much potential. I would suggest that future guess look for a rental with a backup generator so you don't sleep in your own sweat. The million dollar view don't mean much when your hot and sweaty and need to cool off. Opening the windows did not help. So next time we will not stay here at all and do not recommend. And putting disclaimers in the rental agreement that some things might not work is down right "CHEAP".

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will have to admit it’s not the first time the term “Mac gver" has been directed at me, engineers get that a lot. The reason for the disclaimers is that some of the systems for providing water in the situation of a power failure and other systems are of my own invention and nobody has any idea how they work. The house also has a safety device to prevent the water pump from self-destructing when a tank runs dry and needs the assistance of my caretaker to come down and switch to the backup tank. If other houses have backup tanks they will need this same service, haven't figured out how to make this automatic. I have provided my invention for pump safety shutdown to other houses on the island, the water backup is too complicated. For the “million dollar view” and the close proximity to the ocean some electronic systems will fail for sure and screws will work themselves loose. We did the best we could with an offer to pay for another house but that was declined by our guest. We did however provide a night at the Abaco Inn. As far as “CHEAP" goes if you are looking for granite counter tops a dishwasher and a backup power source you’re going to need to come up with the big bucks for a much more expensive rental and give up the absolutely fantastic location. My repeating guests don’t want to pay the extra rental rate or to give up the location for any of the other houses. I guess a one star out of all the five stars isn’t a bad track record.
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5

My trip was cancelled due to the hurricane/tropical storm

  • 5 of 5

I had to cancel my stay due to the weather conditions. I am working with Mr. George on rescheduling my stay for Spring 2017. I am vey saddened I had to cancel but conditions were not very good for this week, unfortunately.

When I do make my final stay I will come back and do another review.

Thank you,

Becky Dinsmore

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous .. one of a kind .. Best spot in the Abacos

  • 5 of 5

The best views on Elbow Cay .. A perfect property .. All that you need ..

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

And then there's the deck

  • 5 of 5

I can only say I agree with all the 5-star reviews here, but have to give a shout-out to the deck.The multi-level deck offers incredible views 360 degrees. During the day we'd sit out and read, and at night after allowing our eyes to adjust, we saw stars we never imagined were out there. If you're lucky enough to be there when there's no moon (we had a full moon) you'll see even more.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting Seascape!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodation to get away from it all. Rented a boat and golf cart to get around but ended up tied at the private dock most days enjoying the sun and water and catching big fish for dinner. It is a steep climb down to the water that creates issues for young children or anyone with impaired mobility. The quiet and incredible views make it an ideal spot for couples not into partying.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Abaco Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Abaco Inn
Car: not necessary

If you copy the following and paste into the “fly to” search

input in Google Earth it will center on Seascape and give you a birds eye view: 26 30 52.81n, 76 58 17.32w . I have posted a video on You Tube, shot from the top deck at Seascape that will give you a unbelievable view of what you can expect. If you send me an email I will send you a link.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $0

Rates for partial weeks with a five night minimum are available upon request. ;
The deposit to hold the rental will be one half the rental fee for each week reserved.;
If you need to cancel and I am able to fill your rental period you will receive a full refund with no fees involved. Its always a good idea to purchase travel related insurance to protect your self due to unforeseen circumstances.
I know it's hard to coordinate flight schedules so it would be best to contact me before you select book on this site. I can guarantee your time period will be on hold.but if you select book it on this site it will start a 24 hour count down and you will get emails saying the time has expired and your request is cancelled. Contact me first while you get questions answered and air line reservations locked in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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