Elbow Cay itself is a four mile long island with Hope Town near its northern end. It has a picturesque, protected harbor and at the entrance stands the candy striped lighthouse which is a much photographed out island landmark. The village, located between a beautiful beach and the harbor, has perhaps 300 permanent residents and is reminiscent of a New England fishing village set in the tropics. Its main street, the Queen's Highway, is 8 feet wide and no cars are allowed in the village. There are two town docks for your use and a marina where gas can be purchased. There are two grocery stores (one with its own dock), a liquor store, a bank, a hard- ware store, and a small drug store, as well as several gift shops and artist studios.
The house is on a long peninsula that juts out into White Sound which is two miles south of Hope Town. It is a very private location and the house sits on a knoll surrounded by mature palm trees and flowering bushes and has water and fabulous views both to the front and to the back of the house.
There are three bedrooms (one with singles and two with queens) and two baths. The living room, kitchen and sundeck have cathedral ceilings which gives the house an open airy feeling. A large covered porch faces White Sound (see photo with table) and a sun- room(see photo) and sundeck face the Sea of Abaco.
The elevation of the house allows the breeze to blow right through. The whole house is air-conditioned and there are ceiling fans in every room. The sunroom has a table and chairs for dining and is open to the kitchen and living room. The sunroom also has a very nice seating area furnished in tropical rattan furniture. The view of the Sea of Abaco from this room, whether while dining or relaxing, is fabulous through windows that cover three sides of the room. In 1999, extensive renovations included an all new kitchen, new windows and sliding doors, a metal roof, and tile floors throughout.
There is a satellite TV and a stereo tuner and cassette player, with a hook-up for a disk player. We have a tradition of trading books and magazines and there is always a good selection in the house. Bring your own beach towels, but all other kitchen, bed and bath necessities are supplied.
The dock fronts on White Sound and your rental boat may be left there in about any weather. It is a two or three minute walk to the ocean beach and the Abaco Inn is right across the harbor. There is a notebook in the house with informational material on where to eat, who to call for information or help, where to dive. There is also a Cruising Guide to the Abacos which will help you plan your days. The Hope Town Harbour Lodge and all restaurants south of there, will pick you up at the house. Our VHF radio is your local telephone system for all of the above.
Sleeps up to
Within walking distance of
typical pricing (per week)
June 25, 2008
July 23, 2008
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.