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Stunning 360° Sea Views and Beautiful Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house, featuring decking and pool

Wonderful house for families or groups vacationing together (you can also rent Hibiscus House next door). Plenty of room for cooking, entertaining, BBQ's, relaxing with a book, sunbathing and swimming by the pool or taking in the stunning views. Across the road is the private beach with turquoise warm waters and a nearby reef for snorkeling. Be sure to Bring your camera to capture the sunsets and sunrises which are different every day.

• central air conditioning

• swimming pool

• large wooden decks

• granite top Kitchen


• cable TV

• access to private beach

• shared dock

• King size Bed in Master Bedroom

• Twin Beds in all other Bedroom

• washer and dryer

• dishwasher

• microwave

• telephone

• Internet Access/Wifi

More Details

Penny Vaughan
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Penny Vaughan

Jimmy and Penny have been coming to the Bahamas for over 50 years and now spend most of the year here. They also have a home in London, England. Their daughter is a Life Coach and lives in London and their son works in finance and lives in New York. They often have friends and family visiting from around the world and love to entertain. Jimmy can even sometimes be found singing at their famous restaurant - Mangoes!

Penny Vaughan purchased this house in 2002

Why Penny Vaughan chose Marsh Harbour

Penny's father used to manage the British Colonial Hotel in Nassau and she used to teach water skiing there and has been in love with the Bahamas ever since. When she married Jimmy they decided to buy a beach house in Marsh Harbour which proved to be so wonderful that it has now become their family home.

What makes this house unique

The fact that Eastern Shores is on a peninsula means you have the sea on both sides of the house, this allows for magnificent views both day and night. It is a magical place and a not so well kept secret, we hope you enjoy every minute as much as we do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Marsh Harbour in Central Abaco

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • TV in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Catering is available from our restaurant called Mangoes. www.mangoes.abaco.com


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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Stunning 360° Sea Views and Beautiful Private Beach
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Hats off to three great weeks in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, the views, the location and the personnel. Each day started with the gorgeous sunrise and ended with the sunset, all from our private decks. Kudos to all of the helpers. Ray and Joe were great and Sonja did an excellent cleaning job. Everyone loved William. He fixed the screen door, carried our kayaks, helped with the dogs and tying up the boat. He even helped us get coconuts down so we could have rum drinks poolside! Hats off to three great weeks. Boating from the private, convenient dock, beaching it from our personal white sand beach and dining on creativity tasteful meals, with a full household of 8 people and 2 large dogs.

The house was beyond our expectations and we look forward to many return visits.

Thanks again,


  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amy for your review. It always make me happy when anyone can be nothered to write a review,I teally appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you and your dogs again soon. Until then have a great time! Best Penny
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  • 5 of 5

We experienced the pleasure of staying at Palm House for 10 days this April and offer kudos to Penny, Jimmy, and their staff for being the generous hosts that they are. Even with the occasional power outage, the onsite generator kicks in and all is good. The galley is well outfitted and charcoal grill makes eating in easy. We were 4 adults and 4 teenage girls, 13,14,15,15 which the spaciciousness of Palm House easily accommodated. One head per bedroom adds a real plus to the comfort factor. Ease of access to the airport, close proximity to several good restaurants, and an excellent onsite boat dock make this our #1 go to in the Abacos. Look up the definitions of laid-back and perfect and you will find a picture of Palm House

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay at Palm house in Marsh Harbour.

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend it! We rented a boat for cruising the islands and went out everyday. Kids loved the swimming pool. Good snorkeling right in front of property or Mermaids Reef is very close by. Would love to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane, Thank you taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy that you had a good time and hope to see you again soon. Best Penny
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Amazing location beautiful views and helpful staff. The dock is nice enough but is a bit exposed

  • 4 of 5

All good but if a southeast wind is blowing it is hard to protect your boat

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, yes, the weather was a bit windy, but thankfully you know how to tie a boat and no damage was done. The inside slips of the dock are much easier to tie etc. Glad that you liked the views and the house and hope to see ypu back one day Best Penny
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very impressive house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic house for our two families' vacation. It was clean, well furnished, and located in one of the prettiest areas you will ever see. I've been travelling to the Abacos for 40 years, and will definitely be recommending this house to people. The caretakers were helpful in taking care of anything we needed.

There is a short walk to the dock, if you are renting a boat.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erik, Glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Its still a well kept secret! Hope to see you back again soon. You were all great guests. Happy boating! Penny
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home and Penny was great. Pool was nice though rarely used since we were out for most of the day. Beds were comfy and there was plenty of space in the house. You will need charcoal for grill if you want to grill, though if you don't pack can get from local store. Would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review, I appreciate it. You were wonderful renters! Hope you made it back without a very bumpy sea crossing. All the best Penny
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Marsh Harbour International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Crossings Beach
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Treasure Cay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Private Beach
Car: recommended

Palm House is located on a private peninsula with the sea on both sides which allows for stunning views. There is a private beach for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, watching sunsets and it has been known to spot dolphins swimming by! We highly recommend renting a boat to experience all the islands, some are inhabited with picturesque houses, fun restaurants and bars, others have nothing to offer but pink sand and palm trees - the choices if yours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

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7 night minimum stay
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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