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Life over the water, stunning beauty, close to nature, and amazing marine life

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,680 sq. ft.
Property type house boat
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Houseboat on the flats! Fabulous fly fishing in Fresh Creek! Peaceful getaway.

Sunset Point Houseboat is a favourite spot for those who seek peaceful relaxation and fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, birding with the great feeling of being away from it all. In reality we are far from the maddening crowd!

The houseboat has three bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate six persons.

This unique wooden two storey houseboat has two air conditioned en suite bedrooms upstairs, a king sized en suite studio bedroom downstairs, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, breakfast bar, dining and social area. The houseboat has decks on three sides, providing space for easy lounging, fishing, sunbathing, shade seeking, sunset admiring and midnight star gazing.

The studio bedroom is a large room sitting above high tide, it has a king size bed, with crisp cotton sheets and sliding glass windows overlooking the creek. Through one windows in the studio is a private screened in porch with sturdy wooden adirondack styled chairs, and the other double glass window opens onto the large deck which runs the length of the house and contains loungers, chairs, and a picnic table, this is a great outdoor spot to enjoy the beauty of the view, go fishing, swimming and snorkeling and watch the spectacular sunsets.

Also downstairs in the houseboat is the lounge and kitchen, both of which have the large double glass windows which allow the breeze to cool the house and provide maximum views of the creek. The lounge has a couch and a dining table with chairs. The room opens onto a deck where, in the afternoon, the shade is deep and the breezes constant.

A long breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen / dining area and the easy bar style stools provide a classic spot to work or play with nothing but beauty all around.

The kitchen is well equipped with stove, fridge, water cooler, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, it has a table with chairs, and a couch for relaxing by the beautiful creek side. The kitchen has a large double glass sliding window and a glass door leading to the deck. Here you will be able to prepare your meals and enjoy the view of the creek at the same time. The fishermen can provide the fresh fish straight from the creek to the plate.

The long deck is the perfect spot to sunbathe, and a great place to securely moor a boat. Here steps lead down into the creek so that you can quickly immerse yourself in the soothing healing tidal waters of Fresh Creek. The old folks of Andros say that bathing in the out going tide is the best remedy for taking away the aches and pains of life and revitalizing the body in the mineral rich out going tide which draws the tiredness from the body. Swimming from the houseboat is refreshing and snorkeling will reveal the critters who inhabit this area. Under the houseboat it is possible to spend a happy time watching the amazing array of reef fishes who live beneath the house.

A spiral staircase curls upstairs where there are two large bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms and creek side views. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed and sliding glass doors with a private balcony to sit on while watching out for incoming fish, this vantage view of the creek allows the watcher to help the fisherman cast in the right direction.

The second upstairs bedroom has twin beds, an en suite bathroom, creek side views and is safe for children.

The houseboat was named Sunset Point due to the spectacular sunsets we get in this part of the world, amazingly every one is different and the view of the sun setting against the water with a myriad of colours ranging from pinks to oranges to deep blues to rich black silhouetted trees along the coastlines are inspiring to behold.

The house is decorated in the lovely island prints of Androsia a local batik factory, the bedding is 100 % cotton, there is a barbecue grill located on the adjacent land.

Sunset Point Houseboat is the perfect island getaway from it all spot.

More Details

Owner
Gabrielle Douglas
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Gabrielle Douglas

Peter and Gabrielle Douglas have been running Sunset Point Houseboat since 2006. 'It is a great little business for the island as it allows us to meet interesting people from all over the globe while providing them with a wonderful vacation.'

Peter operates the 'Outside kitchen', a restaurant which delivers right to the Houseboat. The menu is all about fresh sea food and delicious is one word which describes the quality and taste.

Why Gabrielle Douglas chose Bahamas

The houseboat used to be located in the Miami River, Florida and came to Andros in 1969. It is reported that the last time the metal swing of the Fresh Creek bridge was opened was when they allowed the houseboat to go through and then fortunately for us, the key was lost.

What makes this house boat unique

Peter and Gabrielle bought this houseboat in 1989 and lived here for 14 years, raising their family. When the time to move out came around we knew that this was a great opportunity to share this remarkable wooden houseboat with the world, we know what an amazing place this is and how peaceful one can feel listening to the unceasingly gentle sounds of the ocean.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing time on the houseboat and on Andros in general! The location of the house is truly unique with incredible views. The sunsets are beautiful and the night sky has millions of stars. I loved waking up with the view over the creek - right from the bed.



All sides of the house have a wooden decks with chairs, so if you want to sit in the sun or in the shade you will always find a place that suits you. There even is an outdoor deck with mosquito nets around it, so you can stay outside at night when insects are most active (but definitely bring spray too!)



We loved swimming, fishing, kayaking etc. right from the house. You can explore Fresh Creek or any of the beautiful beaches in the area, most of the time you will have them all to yourself.



We cooked ourselves almost every day, the fully equipped kitchen really had everything we needed. Grocery stores are close by, a 5-10 min drive by car. Don't expect a great variety of products, the best day is on Friday when the boat with fresh food arrives (so we heard).



Don't expect a lot of luxury: bathrooms are basic but clean (with a slight scent to the water) and there is no AC (but lots of fans to keep you cool) or Wifi. Perfect to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy nature.



Gabrielle was very helpful in answering any question we had and prepared lots of documentation on what to do / where to go.



A big thank you!



July 2014
Jul 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house boat on the Andros Town on the North Andros

Property Type:
  • house boat
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1680 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Air conditioned room
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioned room
  • The Houseboat's brand new mattresses, cool cotton sheets and hand made cotton quilts give our guests a wonderful slumberland, you'll be ready to start a new day when awakened by the morning chorus song birds.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Fishermen and women are always welcome at Sunset Point Houseboat, we just want to reassure our most valuable fishing clients that they are welcome in our home, on our island and in our community.

Reviews

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Life over the water, stunning beauty, close to nature, and amazing marine life
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 24 reviews
North Carolina
5

Bahamas First Timer

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Such a special place to stay and unplug from the world for a few days. This was our first visit to the Bahamas. We brought our 2 children (10 and 7) who loved every minute of the vacation. Nature explorations everyday! We kayaked off the boat house around Fresh creek which is large enough to explore for days. We paddled around a sunken ship and mangroves and saw many different fish and crabs in the clear blue water! My husband waded for bonefish on the flats around mangroves just down from the house boat. Our kids fished for hours each day off the deck as well and easily snorkeled around and under the house. Gabrielle and Peter have a deep love for and knowledge of the island and were available for advice, suggestions, directions and resources to make the experience a one of a kind adventure. They helped arrange car rental, island flights, beach trips, blue hole trips and guided fishing. The house has a charming rustic island feel and was very clean. Views of paradise abound from every room, porch and deck of this yellow house above water. The children loved the spiral stairs leading up to the air conditioned bedrooms which were a bonus for the occasional escape from 99 degree temps on some days, but usually we did not want to miss seeing anything so we where out on the deck, swimming, fishing, visiting local beaches or exploring the island. We highly recommend this one of a kind house as a base for exploring all Andros has to offer and hope to find our way back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely the best place to stay on Andros!

  • 5 of 5

The houseboat is impeccably and lovingly maintained. It is where the owners raised there own children so you have a sense of family and history in the place. Peter and Gabrielle are two of the nicest and most genuine people we have met. Gabrielle answered my (many) questions about the property and the island. She was tremendously helpful in arranging and planning our trip. It was our son's 16th birthday while we were there and I was planning on making a box cake. Peter said that wasn't good enough and took it upon himself to find someone who made him a beautiful cake that he picked up and delivered to us. He also made and delivered to us one of the best meals we have had. The houseboat sits on the most perfect spot of the creek and is entirely private. We never saw another person in the entire creek during our week long stay. A few small boats went past but that was it. There are plenty of fish, birds and animals surrounding the houseboat so our 10 year olds had plenty to see whether just looking out one the many windows (all with screens) or just to snorkel and swim around. The creek is crystal clear and in pristine shape with a beautiful white sandy bottom that is filled with shells and fossilized remains of all types. My husband caught a bonefish from a nearby spot that he just walked to. We loved being able to fly fish, swim and snorkel right there from the houseboat. The brand new air-conditioning in two of three bedrooms gave us relief when we were hot and tired. We would all climb in the king size bed and read together when taking a break from being outside. We can't recommend this place more and getting to know the rich history of the houseboat and the island from Peter and Gabrielle was simply delightful!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a wonderful treat to meet you and the family. Thank you for choosing our houseboat and Andros for your vacation.
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Attica, IN
5

Sunset Point Houseboat was everything the web page touted!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, large spacious rooms. Still some hurricane damage to repair but nothing to distract from the experience. Swim and snorkel and kayak right from the deck. Move around the decks to get in or out of the sun as you please. Also come prepared to fight the "no-see-ums"

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

True getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and memorable 5-night stay on the Douglas' houseboat. It is very clean, light-filled, well-equipped, quiet, and spacious, and Gabrielle is a kind and considerate host. (The only downside are the tiny, biting "no-see-ums" and mosquitoes that come out at dusk, and they are relentless. But if you stay inside after dark, it's not a problem.) The water and views are spectacular. We hated to leave the boat, but we rented a car for a couple of days, which was worth it to get an understanding of the island. This is a very special place. If you are looking to really get away from it all, look no farther.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A slice of heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

An outstanding place, with so much to offer that we did not want to leave. Where to begin? A spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable house surrounded by clear water, with beautiful, sweeping views from virtually every room, stunning sunsets every night, a variety of fish even around and under the house, which we explored while snorkeling, and Peter's delicious dinners, which we enjoyed every night. An absolutely magical, incredibly relaxing place, far from the madding crowd, and a rare find these days, with Gabrielle's and Peter's warm hospitality as an added bonus. Highly recommended, and we'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A truly unique hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, mom, dad and two teen ager boys, spent 6 nights at the Houseboat during our Christmas vacations in 2016. This was our first time in the Bahamas and we wanted to avoid the crowds and flavor an authentic island. We did find what we were looking for as Andros has not been touched by development yet and maintains its original character.

We visited only two and half months after a major hurricane, Matthew, struck the Bahamas on October 6th, leaving extensive damage, mostly in the northern part of Andros. Unfortunately, both the Houseboat and Peter and Gabrielle's home and garden sustained significant damage. Peter and Gabrielle made sure that everything was ready for us when we arrived on December 20. As we saw by driving around the island, many resorts were still closed or undergoing repairs. So we are really grateful to Peter and Gabrielle for making all the repairs before our arrival.

The Houseboat was wonderful, so spacious and so special. We really liked that all pillows, window curtains and bed blankets were made of the Androsia batik fabric. And there were plenty of the beautiful Red Bays baskets in the house. We went kayaking in the creek almost every day right from the beach near the house. We also enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and stargazing at night from the deck. Our favorite ocean beach was Somerset beach, a very short drive from the house. But swimming directly from the Houseboat's deck was also a favorite. We were not very lucky with fishing, but Peter's outdoor kitchen provided us with some fresh catch of the day cooked to perfection.

As others said, the island's stores don't offer many choices. But there are tricks. Be sure to plan your arrival close to a Friday, as the ship with provisions arrives on Fridays and the stores are fully stocked. And if you drive to the north of the island, make a stop at the Mennonite farm right south the San Andros airport: they have a great choice of vegetables and fresh strawberries! However, having reduced choices means less time spent shopping and more time to enjoy nature!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Andros Town Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hank's Place
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Fresh Creek
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
Peter's Outside Kitchen
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lighthouse Beach
Car: recommended

Andros is a rural island with miles of deserted beaches, blue holes and forest trails to explore. Its the fifth largest island in the Caribbean and the least populated with only 8,000 people living on this unspoilt, untamed and uncluttered island. Our island appeals to the eco tourist, fisherman, adventurer and outdoorsy person.

Known as the 'fly fishing capital of the world', our anglers find excitement and tranquility walking the flats, which are just minutes from the Houseboat or boating into the incredible wilderness of Fresh Creek, The Joulter Cays, the Bights or other famous fishing locations.

Located off the eastern shore of Andros is the third largest barrier reef in the world, just minutes off shore, this reef is considered one of the healthiest in the Caribbean and divers can enjoy a variety of experiences, from 185 feet over the wall to shallow patch reefs.

Birders rave about the endemic and migrant birds they can observe on Andros, piping plovers and migratory northern birds winter here and all year long you'll be able to see the resident shoreline, forest, coppice and mangrove birds. We say just sit for a while and the birds will find you.

Kayakers can explore the 25 miles of shoreline by paddling or drifting up the creek on an in going tide, then spend the day birding, fishing or exploring the blue holes and relaxing on the beaches before catching a ride home with the out going tide.

Star gazers enjoy the wide open vistas, the darkness of the island means there is no man made light to spoil the views and the stars are easily the best show in town.

Just a few minutes walk from the Houseboat there are man made canals which were dug in the 1950's, these canals are great for swimming laps in a safe, refreshing and comfortable location.

Two miles away the art seeker will find the Androsia cottage industry, an island batik factory where beautiful cotton fabric is hand waxed and dyed with the vibrant colors which abound in nature.

Bicycles are included in the rental, its easy to hop on a bike and explore the island, the roads are flat and the beaches and forests are easily accessed.

At the harbour mouth at Andros Town there is a beautiful sandy beach and a Lighthouse which was build it 1892, the brave can still climb to the top!

Andros is the beach combers haven with miles and miles (and miles) of sandy deserted beaches, here you'll share your picnic with the birds and be able to blow away the cobwebs in your mind. Of special note is Somerset Creek beach which is one of those places which inspired the invention of the word 'wow', because it is a wow, so beautiful a beach.

Andros is home to the most blue holes in the world, our blue holes are world famous for their crystal clear fresh water, and some of them are easily accessed for swimming. Visit Captain Bill's Blue Hole, Rainbow, Guardian, Cousteau's or Gubbler to name just a handful of the many found in the Blue Hole National Park.

Hikers can walk for miles through the National Parks, enjoying the old logging roads which criss cross the island, the wild bird song and the native orchids which grow in the wild.

Andros has something for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Interested in learning more? Call me at 1 242 3682 033.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house boat on the Andros Town, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£250
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50

We charge for the number of persons who stay in the house
Peak Season TWO persons the rate is $300 per night, FOUR persons it is $350 per night and for SIX persons the rate is $400 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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