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AMENITIES- Ocean front location.- 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.- Fully equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher.- Airconditioned and ceiling fans.- Large living room and sitting room.- 40' long covered porch.- VHF radio.- Satellite TV, VCR.- Stereo/radio, cassette player, books.The house itself has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living and dining area, and a kitchen. All rooms have cathedral ceilings for an open, airy feeling.The walls and wood ceiling are all pickled cypress with a light tan finish. The living/dining area, overlooking the sea, has a wall of glass windows and doors. The furniture is rattan and the whole house is beautifully decorated a la Fran. Almost all of the house has white ceramic tile flooring. The round rattan dining table seats six and overlooks the water through two glass walls. The entertainment center includes a stereo/radio/cassette player, playing cards, games, and a large selection of books. There are many interesting books about the Bahamas including two informative guide books for yachtsmen which will help you plan your days. There are also books about flora, shells, fish, and the stars. The large selection of tapes range from Mozart, to Big Band, to Calypso and the oldies. We also have an 18 inch satellite dish and TV with 15 movie channels, the networks, music, and many other channels. There is also a VCR. Movies can be rented in Town. In the kitchen is a VHF radio which serves as a local telephone system. You can use it to make dinner reservations, for the ferry, or to entertain yourself by listening to all of the conversations.The kitchen is very well equipped for almost any of your needs and includes a blender, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a toaster. There is a charcoal grill for your enjoyment (please leave hot coals in grill for at least 24 hours before throwing them into the garbage pail). We have 24 hour city electricity, as well as an auxiliary generator in case of a power failure. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has two singles.Both baths have stall showers. The water is collected off the roof in a cistern under the house and we ask you to be as careful as possible about wasting water. Towels, linens, and blankets are supplied, but beach towels are not. Please bring your own. A lovely ocean beach is only a three minute walk from our property across the island.
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By now if you are not already familiar with the Abacos, you will have an idea that this is not Miami or Nassau. The Abacos are for those whose nighttime activities require no more than nice restaurants and an occasional Calypso band with dancing. Evenings are spent reading, playing games, listening to music, or watching TV. The Sea of Abaco is a protected body of water with miles and miles of calm sandy beaches and several quaint villages for you to explore. There are many places for you to cross the islands or take your boat to get to deserted ocean beaches. Snorkeling and skin diving can be done in shallow or deep water and the choices are numerous. For the true diving enthusiast, the reefs are magnificent with wrecks, two underwater marine parks, and miles and miles of reefs to explore on the ocean side of the islands. Combine this with the clearest water in the world and that spells beautiful diving. Fishing is great and includes: wahoo, grouper, snapper, marlin, tuna, sailfish, bonefish, and dolphin. Other species can be found just a short distance offshore. There are excellent local guides and charters available at reasonable prices. Tanks can be rented and filled at Dave's Dive Shop in Town.

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Luxury ocean front home rental with private dock, all amenities including air conditioning, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The reefs are magnificent with wrecks, two underwater marine parks, and miles of reefs to explore on the ocean side of the islands. We want you to enjoy our home, relax on its huge porch, swim in crystal clear water over clean white sand right in front of our property, and explore the quaint nearby villages and islands.

Our house is in the Hope Town Point area which encompasses the northern end of Elbow Cay. We are about 1 mile from the settlement, right on the water, on the Sea of Abaco side and all the homes in this area are owned by foreigners such as ourselves.

The walk from the settlement on the sand road is most pleasant, always with a view of the sea and past lovely homes and estates. About 250 yards before you get to our property, you will pass the Hope Town Point community dock in a protected lagoon.

Our private drive winds through the woods and flowering bushes to the house which is situated right at the edge of the sea. Surrounding the house are plantings of bougainvillea, oleander, hibiscus and other flowering bushes along with various hardwood trees and palms. The dense vegetation affords perfect privacy and there is a magnificent view from the front of the house which faces the sea.

The house sits on a 12\' high rock bluff and our vista takes in the Hope Town Lighthouse, Parrot Cays, Marsh Harbor, Man-O-War Cay, Johnie\'s Cay, and the ocean reefs. A path carved out of the stone leads to our own L-shaped dock where you may leave your rented boat (most people rent a boat).

The steps carved into the bluff also take you down to our own small beach and into the water. The whole sea bottom in front of our property is clear white sand and varies from 1 and a half to 4 ft. deep out 150 feet from the water\'s edge. This is one of the things about our property that we enjoy the most - wonderful swimming right in front of our house.

You can wade all the way to the end of the island (about 1/4 mile) all over a sand bottom - a great way to meet the neighbors in the late afternoon.

Our high bluff plus the elevation of the house gives us wonderful breezes which blow right through. The house is central air-conditioned but all windows open and are screened and we have tropical fans in the bedrooms, living room, and on the porch.

From the drive you enter the side of our 40\' long covered porch. On the porch is a table and chairs for outside dining, a sitting area, and chaise lounges. The house is melon color with white trim. You will love the 180 degree view of the multi-hued blues and greens of the clearest water you will ever see. The sunsets are unbelievable. You will discover that our dock at night, is a wonderful place to be. You have the feeling that you are sitting in the middle of the ocean and there is always a delightful breeze.
AMENITIES- Ocean front location.- 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.- Fully equipped kitchen w/ dishwasher.- Airconditioned and ceiling fans.- Large living room and sitting room.- 40' long covered porch.- VHF radio.- Satellite TV, VCR.- Stereo/radio, cassette player, books.The house itself has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large living and dining area, and a kitchen. All rooms have cathedral ceilings for an open, airy feeling.The walls and wood ceiling are all pickled cypress with a light tan finish. The living/dining area, overlooking the sea, has a wall of glass windows and doors. The furniture is rattan and the whole house is beautifully decorated a la Fran. Almost all of the house has white ceramic tile flooring. The round rattan dining table seats six and overlooks the water through two glass walls. The entertainment center includes a stereo/radio/cassette player, playing cards, games, and a large selection of books. There are many interesting books about the Bahamas including two informative guide books for yachtsmen which will help you plan your days. There are also books about flora, shells, fish, and the stars. The large selection of tapes range from Mozart, to Big Band, to Calypso and the oldies. We also have an 18 inch satellite dish and TV with 15 movie channels, the networks, music, and many other channels. There is also a VCR. Movies can be rented in Town. In the kitchen is a VHF radio which serves as a local telephone system. You can use it to make dinner reservations, for the ferry, or to entertain yourself by listening to all of the conversations.The kitchen is very well equipped for almost any of your needs and includes a blender, a microwave, a coffee maker, and a toaster. There is a charcoal grill for your enjoyment (please leave hot coals in grill for at least 24 hours before throwing them into the garbage pail). We have 24 hour city electricity, as well as an auxiliary generator in case of a power failure. Two bedrooms have queen size beds and one bedroom has two singles.Both baths have stall showers. The water is collected off the roof in a cistern under the house and we ask you to be as careful as possible about wasting water. Towels, linens, and blankets are supplied, but beach towels are not. Please bring your own. A lovely ocean beach is only a three minute walk from our property across the island.
By now if you are not already familiar with the Abacos, you will have an idea that this is not Miami or Nassau. The Abacos are for those whose nighttime activities require no more than nice restaurants and an occasional Calypso band with dancing. Evenings are spent reading, playing games, listening to music, or watching TV. The Sea of Abaco is a protected body of water with miles and miles of calm sandy beaches and several quaint villages for you to explore. There are many places for you to cross the islands or take your boat to get to deserted ocean beaches. Snorkeling and skin diving can be done in shallow or deep water and the choices are numerous. For the true diving enthusiast, the reefs are magnificent with wrecks, two underwater marine parks, and miles and miles of reefs to explore on the ocean side of the islands. Combine this with the clearest water in the world and that spells beautiful diving. Fishing is great and includes: wahoo, grouper, snapper, marlin, tuna, sailfish, bonefish, and dolphin. Other species can be found just a short distance offshore. There are excellent local guides and charters available at reasonable prices. Tanks can be rented and filled at Dave's Dive Shop in Town.

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