Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas house near Tahiti beach
From $220 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
SPECIAL: FlipKey charges between 5%-10% booking fee, but we (Storrhaven owners) will provide a FULL refund of this booking fee if, within 30 days from the end of your stay, you provide a FlipKey evaluation of your stay and let us know it's been done. We extend our best effort to make your stay great, so we hope you give us a nice evaluation.
DESCRIPTION OF HOUSE: Beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house located 1 minute walk to beach. Vacation house also has dining room + table that seats 8 persons, and a large kitchen with all normal kitchen amenities such as over-stove microwave oven, stove, refridge, blender, toaster, George Foreman Sandwich ...Read more
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Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas house near Tahiti beach Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas
Additional Location Information
Storrhaven house is located in the private Dorros Cove area of Elbow Cay. This area is the southern most tip of Elbow Cay, about 3 miles from Hope Town. Tahiti Beach is a crescent shaped beach located here, considered one of the 10 best beaches of all of the 700 islands of the Bahamas. The area is quiet, very residential (no businesses), and most houses are on one+ acres of land.
There is a private dock located at the northern end of Tahiti Beach for mooring your rental boat with capacity of 32' length, 10' beam, and an approximate 8' draft.
Hope Town is a quaint village (2 main roads and several short-connecting cross roads; size: about 500' x 2000'), and here you'll find small shops, 6+ restaurants (most on or over the harbor waters), grocery stores (2), marina (for boat gas), lighthouse (you can climb up the spiral 101 steps to the top and "pop" out the small door to the walkway around the top of the lighthouse; great view + fun to see the mechanisms of how the lighthouse works; free admission), diving expeditions (1/2 and 1 day SCUBA and snorkeling trips), private fishing guides, etc.
Using a small rental boat, you can travel relatively safely in the mostly calm inner waterway called the Abaco Sea. This Sea is about 2-5 miles wide (varies depending on what part of Abaco Island's eastern shore you are on) and about 30 miles long, with lots of little keys (called Cays in the Bahamas -- but pronounced "key") to visit and explore. There are two Bahamanian National Preserves (underwater preserves) located within 15 minute travel (by boat) from Tahiti Beach where snorkeling/diving is great. Snorkeling is also good around the Mermaid Islands (about 2 minutes from Tahiti Beach) and some beautiful coral heads (in about 6'-8' of water) in the northern part of Tilloo Cay (about 5 minutes from Tahiti Beach). This latter area is great for the inexperienced snorkeler as it is in shallow water (6'-8'), about 20' from shore, in the almost always glass-calm western side of Tilloo Cay.
Down at the southern part of Tilloo Cay (the key directly south of Elbow Cay) is Tangerina Beach, a 2700' long beautiful white sand beach, extremely calm 99% of the time, shallow sandy bottom (2' - 4' deep -- great for younger children), and is almost always deserted (no homes here). 1 minute south of this beach is an area we call "Stingray Bay", where you'll usually see several stingrays in the shallow waters, then 3 minutes south of Tangerina Beach/Stingray Bay are the Pelican Cays. Here there is a beautiful 4' high flat-on-top white sand peninsula that is about 280' x 350' in size, has nice moderate waves on two sides (quite safe), and great beach combing especially for little sponges and shells. Nice place to "lounge" in the water for several hours, and young kids (5-10 years old) have great fun in the waves at the confluence of these waves coming in from the north & south ends of the Pelican Cay. We personally often spend several hours there at the Pelicans and several hours at the Tangerina Beach area on our own trips with our children and grandchildren (5-9 years old) -- a real favorite of ours.
There are several marinas in the Marsh Harbour and Hope Town area where all types of boat rentals are available (15', 17', 22', 25', etc), and most will deliver to either of Hope Town's 2 Public Docks for your pickup.
Any other questions, please ask.
Information point: there is a large shell throughout this area called a CONCH which is both beautiful and is one of the foods you can eat (my favorite) as either Conch Fritters, Conch Burger, Conch Salad, or Conch Platter. Virtually every restaurant in the region offers Conch "something" on their menu. If you haven't had it before, it tastes very mild, very pleasant, so try it. Great fried, in a fritter batter, or even raw in a salad. Final note on CONCH: it is pronounced "KON-K" -- same pronunciation as "I just got a conk in the head by a falling coconut" (the "CH" is pronounced as a "K" when you say it). Collecting live conch shells is not allowed, but there are frequently large numbers of conch shells on the beaches and in the shallow waters in the local area, and these are allowed to be taken bach to the USA in checked luggage (not in carry-on luggage). Besides being illegal to take live conch shells, its a HUGE process to get the live conch out of the shell, and is VERY stinky to do, so just take the empty dead ones, please.
We provide a 4-person golf cart free to our guests, but if you need greater capacity, there are three+ golf cart rental places on Elbow Cay. Daily/weekly bicycle rentals as well as Kayak rentals (daily/weekly, delivered for you free to Tahiti Beach) are available in Hope Town.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island (MHH), 4.97 miles
Car is not necessary