Gone Bananas on Lubbers..secluded but not isolated
-Step into your luxury island home on Lubbers Quarters surrounded by the turquoise Sea of Abaco. You'll have 2 kayaks and a 6-passenger golf cart at your disposal for exploring land and Sea. Private location on a 1/2 acre landscaped and wooded lot...no other homes adjacent or visible from your vacation home.
Gone Bananas has two air-conditioned separate units. "Top Banana" is a spacious 2- bedroom , 2 -bath home. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen, an open great room, and dining area. Large breezy covered deck and an open lookout deck. Wi-fi internet access, Direct TV, DVR, and iPod docking station.
"Banana Split" , a separate ground level unit, can be rented in conjunction with Top Banana if additional space is needed. (Both units together accommodate up to 8 people)
A short walk from the cottage is a dock where you can swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters....sunbathe, kayak, and see a spectacular sunset as you sip your favorite beverage.
Quiet, serene Lubbers Quarters is away from the frenzy of tourist attractions, but near all the island activities for a relaxing, fun-filled, adventurous vacation!! Abaco is a paradise for boaters, snorkelers divers, fishermen, beach combers or those just wishing to unwind and relax.
Renting a small runabout is essential for living the island life to the fullest. A private protected slip for a boat up to 24' is included.
See our website for boat rental agencies or ask the owners of Gone Bananas about renting a boat with guide.
Lubbers Quarters lies protected from ocean swells in the clear, turquoise Sea of Abaco. Located between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay (pronounced “key”), approximately 3 miles south of Hope Town,it is one mile long and ½ mile wide. The island offers secluded beaches for swimming, sunbathing or shell collecting, paths for walking or jogging among lush tropical flora and foliage, bird watching, and lots of peace and quiet. There are no bright lights, and the night sky is a star-studded showcase!!!
There are two restaurant/bars on the island. Cracker P's is the fun place to see and be seen! The monthly Full Moon parties bring boaters from other islands....often lasts to the wee a.m. hours. (Music cannot be heard from Gone Bananas). Lubbers Landing is a relatively new spot for eats and drinks. Both have excellent views and beach. More restaurants and shops are nearby on Elbow Cay or other picturesque out islands.. A 10 to 45 minute boat ride will allow even more exploring and shopping opportunities.
From dropping a hand line off our dock to battling giant blue marlin offshore, Abaco is a fisherman's paradise. Lobster may be caught in season, and conchs are plentiful year round. Several charter captains are available for offshore fishing or bone fishing in the flats.
The reefs allow for snorkeling, diving and wading, which together make up some of the best marine-life adventures in the world. You can “do it yourself”, or there are several experienced dive operators available for tours, excursions, training, certification and charter. The three best reefs for snorkeling & diving are Sandy Cay Reef, Fowl Cay Reef and Johnny's Cay. Sandy Cay Reef is in the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and has moorings for small boats. Fowl Cay is part of the Bahamian National Trust Preserve. All these are accessible with your rental boat or can be part of a tour with a local charter. We can also offer "local knowledge" on some off-the-beaten paths for exploring and snorkeling. An awesome underwater experience awaits you as you mingle with the Sea of Abaco's colorful marine life.
If you are a first time visitor to Lubbers Quarters or Abaco, please let us know. We will help you have a smooth arrival to our little island paradise....Read more
Gone Bananas on Lubbers..secluded but not isolated Tilloo Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
Additional Location Information
Lubbers Quarters lies protected from ocean swells in the clear, turquoise Sea of Abaco. Located between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay (pronounced "key"), approximately 3 miles south of Hope Town, it is one mile long and 1½ mile wide. Bone fish right off Lubbers Quarters or go with a guide.
All in the neighborhood and short boat ride away are:
Quiet sandy beaches
Awesome reefs for snorkeling and diving
Access to the ocean
Beach bars /restaurants and entertainment
Estuaries for kayaking
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: MHH, 5 miles Car is not necessary
Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the [owner/manager]’s discretion.
Damage Deposit | $250 per stay
Additional notes from the owner
Rates depend on number of guests from two to eight.. Two - three guests in spacious 2 bedroom unit / $1500 per week. 4 persons/$1750 per week.
2 extra persons in 1 bedroom efficiency/ additional $900 per week. Entire "Gone Bananas" accommodating 6 adults and 2 children/ $2850 per week..or $2650 for 6 people. Rates include all taxes.
If schedule permits, we may rent for stays of less than 7 nights.
Lubbers Quarters is a small island accessible by boat only. The vacationer needs to have a rental boat to enjoy the many nearby islands, beaches, fishing spots snorkeling, diving, and restaurants. Gone Bananas is a lovely retreat also for the non boater who seeks a relaxing "away from it all" respite from the hustle and bustle. If you are a non boater, the owners will provide initial transportation to the island and to the mainland upon your departure. Inquire about the details.
Left on 09/11/2014 for a stay in June 2014 | Belva KReviewed Sep 11, 2014Stayed Jun 2014
Had a great relaxing vacation at this wonderful vacation home. Well maintained and landscaped. Featured wonderful views and easy transportation by golf cart to the beach and other interesting places on the island. Patti and Dave Hanaforde were wonderful hosts and very helpful in explaining to us different places to snorkel and fish. We thoroughly enjoyed
the peacefulness of the island with not hearing vehicles of any kind except golf carts.
We will be coming back soon to Lubbers Quarters and Top Banana for another wonderful vacation.
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us this positive feedback. We take pride in providing a quality experience in beautiful surroundings for all our guests and are happy you enjoyed your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Todd and Mary Jo
Left on 03/24/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Todd and Mary JoReviewed Mar 24, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Most relaxing week ever here at Gone Bananas! Thank you Patti and David for your tremendous hospitality. Even though it was windy this week, we had a wonderful time. The only thing better than the islands are the people. Lubbers is the place to escape.
The convenient boat slip and golf cart made it so easy to come and go. We enjoyed exploring the island and meeting others at Lubbers Landing and Cracker P's. Gone Bananas was perfect for our dinner party we threw for our local friends. Lots of space for entertaining. The wrap around porch was a great place to recover from the late nights.
Left on 03/23/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Bill ButlerReviewed Mar 23, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
Gone Bananas is arguably the newest and nicest property on Lubbers. Lubbers is a short boat boat ride from Elbow Cay and the Hopetown Settlement. Lubbers doesn't have many amentities besides Lubbers Landing, Cracker P's, Down Deep Fish Store and Dee's Bread, but if you are comfortable handling a center console, it's a great place to be away from the crowd without being too far away. Both Patrick and austin are excellent proprieters at the two restaurants. Definitely rent a 20-23 ft boat (Albury recommended) for your entire stay so you can easily hop over to Tilloo, Hopetown or Nippers on Great Guana Cay. A stretch golf cart is provided and is perfect for checking out the island and taking things to and from the boat. The house has an easy to operate generator for the routine power outages (power outages are part of the charm of the Bahamas). The Wifi was solid and all of the appliances were new and in good shape. We had very safe dockage for our boat. It was pretty much protected from all wind directions. We had a great trip and can't wait to get back.
Left on 03/17/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | traseaReviewed Mar 17, 2012Stayed Feb 2012
We all truly enjoyed our visit at Gone Bananas. The house is beautifully decorated and the design is wonderful. I really appreciated that the decor/artwork was from local artisans ... that made it very special. Having the use of a golf cart was extremely helpful due to the location of the house compared to the dock, beach and resturant on the island. My favorite location was sitting on the wrap around porch - which is where I spent all my time when we were there ... least favorite was not being at the water ...
Left on 07/27/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | JimReviewed Jul 27, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
We had a great time on our abaco vacation, and liked our accommodations on Gone Bananas in particular. We stayed in the upstairs portion (Top Banana) , and it was spacious and luxurious. It had both high speed internet (so I could take care of work e-mails before starting our day) and satilite TV. It was much newer and more cleaner than other properties we have stayed at, and really earns the "luxury vacation” label. The boat dock was just down the road, so with a boat rental all the attractions of the area (fishing, snorkeling, etc.) are very close at hand. We had a great time and plan to return next year!
Left on 03/26/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 26, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
We had one of the most memorable family vacations that we ever had. We walked the island, rode the golf cart around the island, swam the beaches of the island, found seashells, snorkeled, kayaked and so much more! The natural beauty of the waters and land were so much fun for the kids (ages 4 and 10) to explore. Gone Bananas is outfitted with Direct TV and Direct Music, wireless internet, and a great kitchen with all the things you need to cook and entertain. While the house and grounds were comfortable, cozy, and relaxing to stay in, we did find a few spots to venture for outings. For the parents, we were able to get away for a little bit to have our coctails at Lubbers Landing and we had a fantastic dinner for the whole family at Cracker P's. We didn't have to go far to find adventures both big and small. We loved our stay at Gone Bananas and highly recommend for any one with or without little ones in the family.
Left on 03/21/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Gene and Lynda CokerReviewed Mar 21, 2011Stayed Mar 2011
Our time at Gone Bananas on Lubbers was one of the most relaxing, enjoyable vacatons we have ever had. It was an opportunity for a unique visit with our children and grandchilren. Everyone had fun in their own way.
The Hanafourdes were outstanding hosts and communicated all pertinent information that might be needed to make our stay more comfortable and pleasurable. The accomodations were exceptional and equipped with all necessary amenities, including satellite TV and wireless Wifi. The rooms were spacious, attractive and comfortably decorated. The kitchen and eating areas were fantastic and left nothing to be desired. The outside porch and decks gave way for experiencing the truly tropical paradise that one could hope to experience in abaco. We were provided with a golf cart to explore all aspects of Lubbers. Additionally,we were only a short boatride from pristine beaches, reefs for snorkeling, and the quaint village of Hopetown on Elbow Cay that offers many fine restaurants and shopping.
The only comment from our family was that we did not have enough time to do everything we wanted to, so we must plan another trip.
Left on 10/26/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | JimReviewed Oct 26, 2010Stayed Jul 2010
This was an absolutely great vacation experience! Gone Bananas was secluded, quiet, and private, yet accessible and easy to get anywhere in the abacos by boat. The house was new, with a variety of tasteful furnishings, a full kitchen, satellite TV and more. There was plenty of room for teenagers/kids. David and Patti were fantastic hosts. We are already planning to come back next summer.
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