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2 Ocean Front, Private, Romantic Beach Houses, Great Fishing

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 5, 2016
2 Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

2 Beach Front houses, within steps of each other, accomodating 2 guests each.

If you are seeking the ultimate luxury vacation with privacy and romance than look no further, our property is located on Andros Island, the closest island to Nassau, only 13 minutes away by air. Experience your island sanctuary with breathtaking views of the crystal blue ocean and your own private beach house located directly on the beach, (2 villas steps away from each other, 2 guests per unit) beautifully decorated with gorgeous Caribbean furniture, a luxurious king size bed featuring the highest quality linens, ultra plush bath towels, and comfy white waffle weave, spa robes. With no neighbours in site, yet steps away from Nicholl's Town, imagine upon your arrival that you are greeted with drinks on ice, smooth island music and some delicious Bahamian dishes prepared especially for you. Sink into complete bliss with an on site professional massage, a cool cocktail with your loved one while sitting in your own private screened in deck or relaxing on a hammock under the majestic Casarinas....your choice. A large plazma screen satellite TV, stereo system and free wifi will get you in the vacation mood while keeping you connected.

Your vacation sanctuary offers complete privacy, beautiful white sand beaches, and crystal clear water surrounding the property as it is on a point, creating the most incredible panoramic views, sun rises and ultimate relaxation. The properties are located on 'Nicholl's Town Point' which is on the North East side of Andros Island. The beach heading both north and south of the property are virtually void of any buildings or people however, within walking distance (2 minutes) you will find the local tikki huts serving native dishes, drinks, and small grocery stores. We believe our point holds one of the most incredible views in the Caribbean where the ocean surrounds you on both the north and east side of the property creating a stunning panoramic view. Andros Island is the perfect holiday to bring your flip flops, sunscreen, and a great book. It is also a great place for self made activity such as going for a run on a cool crisp morning and listening to the roosters crow, meandering around the village by foot or bicycle, taking a long walk on the beach and jumping in the ocean to cool off, snorkling along one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, fish all day -deep sea or bone fish and catch dinner for the night.

LIVING AREA SET UP:

Each unit is a self contained, clean, open concept design with lots of light. Each unit has its own private bathroom, fully stocked open concept kitchen and living area.

ACTIVITIES:

AndrosIsland is full of activities to do both in and out of the water. Whether it's fishing for trophy-size fish, exploring ancient ruins, bird-watching, hunting for buried treasure, meandering through quaint coastal towns and villages, shopping for batik fabrics or simply soaking up the tropical sunshine,AndrosIsland has something for everyone.

BICYCLES:

Bicycles are available for rent. Tour the areas surrounding Nicholl’s Town. We have maps and suggested itineraries. Or bike a few miles south to an inland blue hole for a fresh water swim.

FISHING:

Book a 1/2 or full day. Andros offers world class Bonefishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing—you can do it all! You can hire a guide for a day or just cast a line off the point right on your own private beach. Andros is known as the 'Bonefish Capital of the World'.

MASSAGE:

Book an on site massage: a massage therapist will come to you, enjoy a massage on the beach or under a shady tree with a relaxing breeze

DIVING & SNORKLING:

AndrosIsland has world renowned diving and fantastic reefs for snorkeling. You can dive during the day, night dives, shark dives, and one-on-oneSpecialty Dives anytime. All of this on the Andros Barrier Reef - the 3rd largest reef system in the world! A day trip by boat can be arranged for a fee plus there is plenty of great snorkeling along the shore.

WILD BOAR HUNTING

Andros has an abundance of wild boar. You can hire a guide to take you hunting for a day through the mangrove swamps! This can be a dangerous trek so please do so at your own risk. This certainly is not for the faint of heart, wild boars are vicious animals and have been known to massacre multiple, pit bull dogs in one trip. Or, on a more mellow approach, you can purchase a side of boar from the hunters and cook it over a nice flame on the BBQ (we prefer this method). If you ask nicely, you might even get to keep a few tusks from their recent catch.

BIRDING

There are over 200 species of birds that inhabit theBahamas--andAndros, with its vast undeveloped land, is home to many of them.

HAMMOCKING

One of our favorite activities and can soon be one of yours….

MILES OF UNTOUCHED BEACHES

Anytime is a good time to stroll along the beach. It's perfectly safe, day or night.

COLLECTING SHELLS

Being an undeveloped island, imagine the interesting finds on a leisurely walk down a mile or two of virgin beach, you can find the most beautiful shells, sea urchins, dried coral in multiple colors, and whatever the last storm blew onto shore….

RED BAYS

Basket Weaving A remote village settled by Seminole Indians and Blacks in 1821. The basket-weaving crafts practiced here are detailed and highly advanced.

Red Bays is a very different community on Andros, originally settled by the Seminole Indians from Florida. When theUS was putting Indians in reservations

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I just returned from a week in Francine and Rob’s Beach House in Nichols Town, North Andros. If you want a peaceful and very private honeymoon, this place is for you. Only twice did we have a local fisherman cast his line from our beach; otherwise it was gloriously private and quiet, even though it is less than 200 yards from town and the local waterfront restaurants. The cottage is an open bedroom, living room and kitchen with large bath (including nice washer and dryer). Everything is first class. The cottage is located about 50 feet from the water, allowing you to lie in bed in the morning and watch the beautiful blue surf roll in. One evening we had Leslie the caretaker prepare dinner of fresh grouper and lobster….wonderful! And every evening we had Stacy provide us massage on the screened porch while the rolling waves put us to sleep. The beach is a beautiful pink-tan color and the water that irresistible Bahamian blue. There is a breaker reef about 1000 feet offshore, and numerous small reefs for snorkeling just a few feet from your beach. If the waves get too high to snorkel while you are there, drive three miles to Conch Sound and snorkel or dive the blue hole, or snorkel for large starfish. This large bay seems calm all the time. Remember that this is on the “out islands” of the Bahamas. There is no one to rake up the seaweed or pick up the plastic that comes in with the tides. That being said, the beaches are still perfect for a beachcomber. If you are in the mood for a week on a beautiful, almost-private lovely swimming beach near the friendliest little town in the Bahamas, then the Beach House is for you.





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Oct 2011
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41 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)
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A Piece of Heaven!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were looking for a beach vacation to "get away from it all." We were in for a delight! We stayed in BH 1 ~every window view of the ocean, we ate dinner on the porch every night & slept to the waves rolling in. I kept saying ; "You know the ads of beach vacations where the water is crystal clear, sandy pristine beach with no one around? That is where we are!" We rented bikes & rode 7 mi to Regatta Beach & Morgan's Caves ~picked fresh quenepas ~ delish. Make sure to bring lots of water where ever you go -it's sunny! Went snorkeling & saw: sting rays, octopus, turtles, lobster, many different kinds of fish & a queen trigger fish followed us around, & all the incredible corals. We rented a car for the day & drove to Red Bays to meet Aggie, the basket weaver, & Wilson Russell, the wood carver. No stores just ask someone and they'll bring you there. The baskets ranged from $12 to $40 & we bought a wood carved turtle for $40~ buy them! You will see the same baskets & wood carvings in your cottage. Next we drove south - yes the roads are quite riddled with pot holes but they are not busy at all. We went to Androsia to take a batik making class ($25)~ email ahead & they will give you a time. The owner Kaycee, gave the lesson ( practice cloth first, then choose either 1yd of fabric, a tee shirt or draw string bag)next learning how to "stamp" and "write" w/ a special wax pen. The difficult part ~you only get to choose one color. Next Kaycee takes you to tour the 4 rooms to complete the batik. We paid $13 to mail home. They have a gift shop. I bought a dress($50) & my husband got his official Bahamas shirt($40), & hair scrunchies($3), napkins($4.50 ea), skirts($20), & small bags($6). The quality of the fabric & sewing is excellent. On our way back we ate at the Brigateer. A deck reaches out into the ocean- conch fritters ~yummy. In town everyone is very friendly & helpful & it's very safe. We ate at a few of the small eateries: cheap fried foods. Many local markets to buy necessities. Bring lots of cash(we brought $1,500), aloe & shoo fly! The best for last ~ Zona. He took care of us like we were family. Zona & his wife's cooking: outta this world(ribs, fish, chicken,lobster, conch fritters) & enough for lunch the next day. Zona snorkeled with us, picked us up when we broke down, made all arrangements for car, plane trip back & everything we asked. Zona is a true blessing! We are already making plans to come back to Francine's Place with friends!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Wonderful Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I returned to North Andros for a 12 day stay in beach house 2 and once again we had a wonderful time. The property is lovely and on a quiet beach that you pretty much have to yourself the whole time. Zona the property manager was again wonderful and very helpful in arranging things and looking after us and helping us enjoy our vacation even more. I can't recommend this place enough, we will definitely be returning. If you want a place to relax where the only big decisions you need to make are whether to walk on the beach go bone fishing or go snorkeling then this is the place for you.

Paul Thomson

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We have visited many of the outer bahama islands. We had a nice time at beach house two. This island is just what the reviews say, totally unplugged, there is no town , no shops and only one restaurant open Thurs-Sunday for dinner. We did get to bonefish, there are really no flats available for DIY fishing on this part of the island, but we hired Zona to take us out on his boat, and he was a great guide! We rented a car for the week, we drove to Fresh Creek in search of some wadable flats, it takes a little over hour and not for the faint of heart, the roads are really , really bad. Kayaking was not an option as the property is ocean front and the waters are too rough. Our flight off the island was cancelled by Western Air, but Zona was able to get us a private charter flight off the island. The property is very nice and Zona was terrific, if you just want to hang on the beach, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great and enjoyable stay at Beach Houses

  • 5 of 5

We had really great time during our stay last week (Dec '15). We stayed in the Beach House with the high ceiling and really liked the beach, the view from the porch and beautiful strolls by the sea. Zona was really there for us all the way - waited for us at the airport, gave us instructions and advice, and finally fed us great dinners.

We will definitely try to come back ...

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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A wonderful relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally situated right on the beach with wonderful views of the Caribbean sea. There is lots to do here, everything from snorkelling, kayaking, bone fishing and sea shell collecting to just walking the beach or staring at the moon and stars at night. Nicholl's Town is quaint and the people are so friendly. Fresh Creek is worth a visit as are the numerous blue holes on the Island. My wife and I had a wonderful two weeks in beach house 2 and we couldn't recommend it enough. Zona the property manager was amazing, he looked after our every need and made our stay very enjoyable. If you are looking for somewhere to completely unwind, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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The best is yet to come...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Beach House with the high ceiling, but we had the entire property to ourselves. The first day we arrived we locked ourselves out of the house. The door knob on the inside door is one of those types that will open from the inside, but remain locked on the outside. Zona came back over and let us in much to our embarrassment, he however remained ever so kind. We almost did it a second time and then decided to tape a note so we would not accidentally lock it. The first 2 days we were there the water was very calm, still and relaxing. This is an ever changing landscape. It was remarkable how much it changed from the time we arrived to the time we left. The sea and air did get rough for the rest of our stay. The beach sand moved and eroded off the left and deposited down to the right. As well, you can have quite a bit of sea grass at times in the surf. Being only 40 some miles from Nassau, there is a lot of pollution either from Nassau or boats that are out traveling between. This is good if you like to collect sea glass, because there is a ton of it for you to collect, but sad to see all the rubbish that people just discard in the ocean. We were the first outsiders to get married in Nicholls Town. We had a lovely beach wedding that Francine helped us with by connecting us with Laurie who planned and prepared a fantastic wedding for us. We had Zona prepare a couple of meals for us as well, we went to the Andros Beach resort for dinner a few times and one of the tiki huts. All the food we had was great. This is a very different lifestyle where you can totally disconnect and relax. However, you will need to get creative with food and cooking and not be snobby about substitutions as Francine warns you about ahead of time. One thing that we missed though was half and half creamer. We rented the bikes and were a bit too ambitious in attempting a ride to Morgans Bluff (apx. 6 miles of heat and head winds). We made it there, but poor Zona had to rescue us and bring us back. Morgans Bluff is beautiful and worth the trip, but take a car/ride there so you are not too exhausted to enjoy it. We also made the trip to Red Bay’s and Androsia. That was a long day of rough driving. The roads are VERY poor, so plan accordingly. Finally, Zona took us out on a boat ride which was fantastic. He has a beautiful boat. I would highly recommend this property, Francine, Zona, Bernadette, Laurie and all the wonderful local people. Thanks for making our stay perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : Nearest Train : Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : Nearest Beach : Car: not necessary

AndrosIsland is full of activities to do both in and out of the water. Whether it's fishing for trophy-size fish, exploring ancient ruins, bird-watching, hunting for buried treasure, meandering through quaint coastal towns and villages, shopping for batik fabrics or simply soaking up the tropical sunshine,AndrosIsland has something for everyone.

Biking Bicycles are free for guest use. Tour the areas surrounding Nicholl’s Town. We have maps and suggested itineraries. Or bike a few miles south to an inland blue hole for a fresh water swim.

Fishing Bonefishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing—you can do it all! You can hire a guide for a day or just cast a line off the point right on your own private beach. Andros is known as the 'Bonefish Capital of the World'.

Book an on site massage: a massage therapist will come to you, enjoy a massage on the beach or under a shady tree with a relaxing breeze

Diving and Snorkeling AndrosIsland has world renowned diving and fantastic reefs for snorkeling. You can dive during the day, night dives, shark dives, and one-on-oneSpecialty Dives anytime. All of this on the Andros Barrier Reef - the 3rd largest reef system in the world! A day trip by boat can be arranged for a fee plus there is plenty of great snorkeling along the shore.

Wild Boar Hunting Androshas an abundance of wild boar. You can hire a guide to take you hunting for a day through the mangrove swamps! This can be a dangerous trek so please do so at your own risk. This certainly is not for the faint of heart, wild boars are vicious animals and have been known to massacre multiple, pit bull dogs in one trip. Or, on a more mellow approach, you can purchase a side of boar from the hunters and cook it over a nice flame on the BBQ (we prefer this method). If you ask nicely, you might even get to keep a few tusks from their recent catch.

Birding There are over 200 species of birds that inhabit theBahamas--andAndros, with its vast undeveloped land, is home to many of them.

Hammocking One of our favorite activities and can soon be one of yours….

Walking the Beach Anytime is a good time to stroll along the beach. It's perfectly safe, day or night.

Collecting Shells Being an undeveloped island, imagine the interesting finds on a leisurely walk down a mile or two of virgin beach, you can find the most beautiful shells, sea urchins, dried coral in multiple colors, and whatever the last storm blew onto shore….

Red Bays: Basket Weaving A remote village settled by Seminole Indians and Blacks in 1821. For many years the settlement lay isolated and could only be reached by boat. The basket-weaving crafts practiced here are detailed and highly advanced.

Red Bays is a very different community onAndros, originally settled by the Seminole Indians fromFlorida. When theUS was putting Indians in reservations, a group decided not to accept that 'good deal', and hopped in their little boats, high-tailing it toAndrosIsland. The people live in a pretty 'rough' style, and it's fascinating to see.

How to buy baskets in Andros: On Andros, many people in Red Bays make and sell baskets. Miss Marshall's grandchildren: John Grant and Joan Russell are two of the finest. There are no stores here; buying is a casual affair. Ask around and you'll be guided directly to their homes. Ask anyone where Miss Omeilia Marshall lives so you can visit her and choose from a variety of baskets, hats and bags directly from her. Purchase is with cash only. A small selection of Red Bays baskets are also in the boutique

AndrosBlue Holes Below the surface ofAndrosIslandis a complex maze of underwater caves called blue holes. Experienced recreational divers can enter from either the ocean or island entrances and retrace the steps of the famous Jacques Cousteau.

* Uncle Charlie's Blue Hole Jacques Cousteau made this hole famous when, with the use of dye, he proved this inland blue hole connects to the ocean. This is a favorite place for visitors and locals alike to relax near and take in their tropical surroundings.

* Captain Bill's Blue Hole A large, perfectly round inland blue hole measuring 440 feet in diameter. Both locals and visitors take pleasure in swimming in its crystal blue waters and swinging from a rope overhead.

* Mariner's Well Located inPleasantHarbour is an unusual house constructed in the shape of the letter 'A.' On this property is a well, called 'Mariner's Well' by the locals, said to have been used by the crewmen of the sponging era as far back as the early 17th century.

Native Colony Ruins About a half-mile south ofPleasantHarbour, on the inland side, are eight stone buildings dating back to the 1930s that represent the old Bahamian style of architecture. They are open for exploration and are excellently preserved due to the fact that, for some unknown reason, they were abandoned and never inhabited.

Morgan's Cave/Morgan's Bluff

Availability

Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning / Service $116

Nightly Rate: CAN$143 - CAN$225
Weekly Rate: CAN$1000 - CAN$1400
Monthly Rate: CAN$0 - CAN$0
Summer: June 1-Aug. 31 $1000 - $1100
Fall: Sept. 1 - Dec. 13 $1100 - $1200
Christmas and March Break: Dec. 13 - Jan. 3 / March 8 - 28 $1400
Winter: Jan. 3 - March 8 $1300 -
Spring: March 28 - May 30 $1200
Pricing is based per villa based upon double occupancy. 2 villas accommodating 4 guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 450 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 2 Guest Houses availabile for rent. Both are walking distance to Nicholl's Town with clean, drinkable, town water. Beach House #1: * Located directly on the beach * Self Contained open concept unit * King size bed * Luxury Linens (bedding, bath and beach towels) * Full bathroom with shower * Full size: Washer / Dryer / stove / fridge * Air conditioning * Satellite TV * Stereo, clock radio * Wireless Internet connection * Large 12' x 16' Screened in living / eating area * Sit up kitchen island * cathedral ceilings with large ceiling fan * fully stocked kitchen * Living area Beach House #2: * Located directly on the beach * Self Contained open concept unit * King size bed * Luxury Linens (bedding, bath and beach towels) * Full bathroom with shower * Full size: stove / fridge * Air conditioning * Satellite large screen plasma TV * Stereo, clock radio * Wireless Internet connection * Large ceiling fan * Kitchen nook viewing beach * Living area viewing beach * Screened in dining area, directly facing the beach/ocean)

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