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Fabulous Outdoor Living and Entertaining

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

4 bedroom home in village, with pool, lush tropical garden and ocean views.

"The Hatch" provides the charming authenticity of a historical home while tastefully integrating large tropical outdoor living spaces and modern conveniences.

The home features a large covered dining room, living room and a seated bar area. The heated pool, lounge areas and outdoor pool table are surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. The Hatch also offers a large top deck for lounging or catching sunset views.

The main house has two bedrooms upstairs, a master with king bed, the other with a queen. These have a shared bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub and a separate shower. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed and en-suite bathroom. The fourth bedroom is in a separate guest house with an en-suite bathroom. All rooms have their own tvs and a/c units. The kitchen features Viking stainless steel appliances, hand crafted wood cabinets and a traditional wooden countertop. The Dining room is located under a large covered patio and seats 12. The Hatch offers two living rooms, one in the main house and one outside. The tranquil indoor living room features white slipcovered sofa and chairs and is a perfect place to relax with a good book. The outdoor living room is located beside the bar and dining room. Guests will surely enjoy watching their favourite tv show while lounging in the built in sofas or while floating in the pool. Guests also have the quiet option of sitting with a cold drink on the front porch swing or rocking chairs.

The Hatch is a perfect place for both quiet relaxation or full on entertaining.

More Details

Victor Martins & Joanne McGovern
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Victor Martins & Joanne McGovern

Joanne is an artist from Toronto.

Victor Martins & Joanne McGovern purchased this house in 2006

Why Victor Martins & Joanne McGovern chose Dunmore Town

The Hatch offers a tranquil paradise in the heart of the historic village. The Hatch is close to everything including shopping, bars, restaurants and the beach. It also provides everything you may need at home - with a pool, bar, pool table, gourmet kitchen and great entertaining spaces and backup generator.

What makes this house unique

The Hatch offers the largest outdoor living space and pool in the village.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Dunmore Town around the North Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 100% refund 90 days prior to booking. If I can re rent the house, I will refund 100% inside of 90 days.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Upstairs - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Pool house - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor living room - Toilet
    Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom which includes a clawfoot tub and separate shower. Downstairs queen rooms both have en-suite shower bathrooms. There is an additional half bathroom adjacent to the outdoor living room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Four bedrooms. Two bedrooms upstairs in main house - one King master and one queen smaller. Another queen bedrooom downstairs in main house. Separate cottage includes a queen. Both upstairs master and cottage bedroom has ample room for a crip or pack'n play. Two pack'n plays are available at the house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Great authentic Bryland House. Highly recommend it!

  • 5 of 5

We Loved “The Hatch”. Amazing out door space for relaxing and entertaining with your family / friends. Owners were so helpful and made our Bahamain holiday. Thank You

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing outdoor living and location!

  • 5 of 5

The Hatch exceeded our expectations. The only time we were indoors was to sleep. Our entire day; if not at the beach, was spent enjoying the outdoor living space. Our daughters lived in the pool and the adults relaxed, read and enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen. You can't ask for a better location. Right in the middle of the island, just 1 1/2 blocks from the public dock.

We love Harbour island and have stayed in the hotels before, but really enjoyed having a private home. The home was decorated lovely and you feel the vacation vibes as soon as you walk in and see the pink island colors. We will definitely be back!

Vic was very helpful in the months leading up to our stay and will answer any question you have in a timely manner.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very well maintained, everything there that you need.

  • 5 of 5

Vic & JoAnn were very accommodating and the house was great. Plenty of space for us to all spread out and my kids loved the pool. The location is perfect, right in the middle of it all. Only complaint is the open air space and all the mosquitos(due to recent rains)....but we learned to use our bug spray generously. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will adore this property

  • 4 of 5

We just spent a beautiful week at The Hatch. The old house is furnished beautifully, the outdoor spaces and pool are lovely and it is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing week.

I do want to provide some insight to help folks who are trying to make a final decision on a rental home with respect to noise. This house is located in the heart of town so that comes with street and people noise in the 3 bedrooms of the main house. It wasn’t a problem for us and we preferred the very close (and walking distance) to Piggly Wiggly and Coffee Roasters. But, if you are late or light sleepers, you might find this a challenge. I moved the floor fan from the outdoor living area to the master bedroom and it drowned out most of the noise. Also, roosters are fenced in literally 3 feet from the house and started crowing at 4:30 am. But, they are all over the island so not sure you can escape them unless at one of the upscale resorts. Lastly, there was very loud chainsawing going on at the property adjacent to the pool area from 4 pm to 8 pm Tuesday - Thursday. Not sure what they were doing and how much longer this will be going on. So, my tip to you is to ask about noise, construction, remodeling, roosters, etc before you book to make sure you know what you’re getting.

Carol, the housekeeper, is a delight and will keep everything tidy during your stay. There are ample beach, pool and bathroom towels and ample bathrooms to use them in.

Food is the most expensive I have ever encountered in any of my considerable travels. We brought a soft sided Yeti cooler as a carry on bag with some frozen beef, chicken, cheese and vegetarian soy burgers. We used sealed ice packs and the airlines did not object. I would also recommed packing crackers, cereal and snacks...anything that is not a fruit or vegetable. You can’t bring those in. It will help with expenses. You can also buy fresh fish down on one of the docks. We did eat at Rock House, Sip Sip, Blue Bar, Valentines, Coral Sands. Delicious but very expensive.

The use of golf carts is fun but you should know that you are not allowed to drive them in sandy areas or like an suv so you will not be able to explore the north or south ends of the island in them so I don’t know what we missed. I hope this helps first-time visitors.

Overall, Harbour Island is a magical experience and we intend to return. And, again, we thoroughly enjoyed The Hatch. The pool house was perfectly private for the younger couple with us

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I'm disappointed to hear the neighbour disturbed you during your stay. I wish you had called us. Free range chickens are definitely a part of Harbour Island. They're everywhere and charming in their own way. Vic
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Beautiful house and property, very relaxing and fun

  • 5 of 5

Property had everything you needed for on site enjoyment and beach excursions. Clean and beautiful. Hosts were super helpful. We would defintely recommend and cant wait to go back ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, plenty of space, don't need to bring a thing.

  • 4 of 5

Owners are friendly, keep the space clean and are responsive

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Daddy D's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Pink Sand beach
Car: not necessary


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