About the property
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 nights
The floor plan includes two bedrooms, two full baths, sleeps 4 to 6
To get a true feeling for what this house is really all about, with ocean on one side and White Sound on the other, take a look at the video taken from the top deck:
Our house Seascape here 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 large 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 instead of a long walk. 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. 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. 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
Robert M. George
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- May 24, 2018
About Robert M. George
I’ve been a builder for the past 50 years, 65 if you include my first tree house. I have built pretty much everything I own. With a background in engineering I am able to work with electrical, plumbing and HVAC with no problem. With the wood shop on my farm I enjoy making furniture for family members and cabinets for my Real Estate in Louisville. I live on a farm on the banks of the Ohio River where I tend my herd of Black Angus cattle. With the address of 7400 East George road in Leavenworth Indiana, Google Earth will put an X on my house. I am a pilot and own a 1947 J3 Piper Cub that I fly out of a 2800 foot runway on my farm, that’s not exactly true, I let my son do the flying now, my reaction time isn’t as good as it once was and a Cub is a bear to land. I love the water, not much more to say.
Robert M. George purchased this Cottage in 1984
Why Robert M. George chose Elbow Cay
You can't get any closer to the water. You have the Ocean out front with a beach pretty much to yourself. When the surf is up this is where the locals come to show off their skills on their boards. You have a dock to the rear where you tie up your boat, no log walk carrying stuff to the dock.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is the place on the island where people come to take pictures of a most unique beach and seascape. They also come to get four bars on their cell phones .
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Great house and location for the price
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!
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".
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. I had a gust state that the MacGyver comment didn't bother him, he though that it was a disparaging remark. I accept this label as a compliment, it has solved problems that were unsolvable any other way. The reason for the disclaimers is that some of the invented systems for providing water in the case of some component failure will be a case where nobody has any idea how they work and won't be able to fix it. The failed component will need to be replaced and the work around removed till I can get it back on line. My inventions do away with waiting for a component replacement. The house also has a safety device to prevent the water pump from self-destructing when a tank runs dry. It will need the assistance of my caretaker to come down and switch to the backup tank not replace the pump. 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 undoubtedly fail and screws will work themselves loose. I did make a repair trip down there and found six or so screws in the total of hundreds that had worked lose. 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.
My trip was cancelled due to the hurricane/tropical storm
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.
Fabulous .. one of a kind .. Best spot in the Abacos
The best views on Elbow Cay .. A perfect property .. All that you need ..
And then there's the deck
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.
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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 yourself due to unforeseen circumstances. Rates for partial weeks with a five night minimum are available upon request. A five night stay can't span a weekend unless it starts on a Saturday. Any stay over 5 days may be a problem for a Sunday arrival. I will always need to contact my Caretaker Wanda to see if she can work it out around her church activities. When you contact me and are working on lining up your flights I will hold your time period while you get it all sorted out. If you select book it now on this site now it will start a 24 hour count down and you will get emails saying the time has expired and your request is cancelled. I can assure you that the reservation is not cancelled and is on hold. Booking flights to the Bahamas is some times difficult but I can assure you its worth the trouble.