Hope Town Lighthouse
Hope Town Lighthouse
Situated on a stunning coral-sand beach with a vibrant reef just a few kicks offshore and a friendly, historic Bahamian town within easy walking distance. Hope Town Lodge’s Oceanfront cabanas are the simply elegant accommodations that island dreams are made of.
King size beds in extra large rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto an oversize deck offering views of the stunning Atlantic Ocean. Upgraded bathrooms, A/C and mini-refrigerators are just a few of the amenities.
1B/1B Abaco Blue 2 is a branch of Abaco Blue. This Guest Cottage offers choice of two twins or King, a complete kitchen, separate a/c, CD player and Direct TV, (shared phone line), free wifi, private deck entrance, covered and open deck area complete with hammock and winding path through gardens to dock and Sea of Abaco. To rent the main house, see Abaco Blue.
4B/3B (1K, 3Q) Well-equipped and comfortable; you may never want to leave! Master suite is huge with King, private balcony, jacuzzi tub, walk-in closet, etc. This home tucked away but still close to Hope Town village and is steps away from the Atlantic Ocean beach. Enjoy covered and open decks as well as your private pool! Large interior easily accommodates two families or four couples. Lovely landscaped corner property. Wraparound porch ensures guests always have the perfect place to read, sun, relax, and nap in the balmy sea breeze. This property is offered for sale at great new price of $960,000. Click here to learn more.
3B/2B (1K, 1Q, 2T) Maximum Occupancy 6. Newly decorated and renovated, A Tranquil Landing, is a beautiful home located directly overlooking the Hope Town harbour with amazing views and spectacular sunsets! Private dock included for up to a 30′ boat. The newly built dock has just been completed and can accommodate up to a 60′ vessel and is available at an add’l cost. The new harbourfront gazebo is a great place to enjoy the sunset and dine alfresco. New modern kitchen. Central a/c. Ceiling fans. Screened in patio w/ swing. Newly appointed with Flat screen TV’s, DVD player, new linens and window treatments. Telephone for local calls. Electric Grill. Automatic generator. Home fenced in for privacy. Outside shower on dock and in back garden. Convenient to everything. Minutes to a beautiful beach, restaurants, shops, grocery stores, boat rentals and churches. Regular dock to accommodate up to a 30′ boat included – Extra dockage for up to 60′ – 5.7′ draft at low tide is available for extra charge of $200.
(3K, 3Q, 4T) Sleeps 16. A Wench’s View is located on 2 acres from the Sea of Abaco to the Atlantic Ocean on the north-most end of Tilloo Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Recently remodeled to now sleep 16. The house comprises of a main house and two “pods” on a raised porch connected by a covered deck. The main house has an open modern kitchen, spacious living room, dining room, six full bathrooms, seven bedrooms (king size master bedroom with private bath, two newly added added bedrooms with king sized beds, 3 queen size guest rooms, and bunk room with four twin beds), and a second floor widow’s peak with 360 degree views. This home also offers a boat lift for up to a 31′ or 16,000 Ton boat, all the toys you can imagine such as snorkeling gear, kayaks and ski tubes. A boat captain can be arranged for the nights you wish to have dinner in Hope Town. Once you arrive though you probably will never want to leave. Dock at house for up to 100′ boat. Draft up to 9′.
NEW BASE PRICE OF $7500 for 1-5ppl and $900 per extra person up to 16.
The view of Hope Town could not be better than from Hope Town Inn & Marina…It is nestled in a garden setting right on the waters edge of the west side of the Hope Town Harbour, just a short walk to the Elbow Reef Lighthouse. Each of our six hotel rooms has a spectacular view of the Hope Town Harbour and the historic settlement.
Location, location, vacation. The word resort sounds too formal and aloof to us, so even though Hope Town Harbour Lodge has it all-the beach, pool, restaurants and bars-we prefer to think of our beautiful property as a laid back Bahamian village and our guests as favorite new locals. Those staying in the Lodge’s colorful Poolside Cabanas find themselves in a green oasis right at the center of our village. The pool and its large sundeck lie just a few paces away… as does the two-mile long Lodge Beach and it’s house reef… as well as the village’s favorite watering hole, our Reef Bar & Grill. An easy living vacation doesn’t get much easier than this.
Ideal for families and groups, who can reserve adjacent rooms or adjoining rooms. The Poolside Cabanas are each furnished with two double beds, newly upgraded bathrooms, mini-fridges and air-conditioning.
We also offer guests a complimentary dock space on the protected harbour for up to a 26′ vessel.
(1K, 1Q, 3T) Sleeps 7. Brand new 2 bedroom , 2 bathroom villa with loft bedroom with 3 twin beds located at Hope Town Inn & Marina just across the harbour from Hope Town Settlement. Complete with planking tile, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, high end fixtures, central air, wireless internet, DirecTV and outdoor deck with sofas and tables. Offered with complimentary boat slip for up to a 30′ vessel.
Rates & Availability subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm rates and availability.
4B/4.5B (3K, 1Q) The Coral Reef House and 2B/2.5B (2Q) guest cottage, Harpoon House, are in the village of Hope Town right on the beach. Walk everywhere or use your nearby golf cart or boat docked at your private slip. The main 4B/4.5B beach house was custom designed and built by local craftsman. It is a perfect large family beachhouse with four master suites and an optional 2B/2.5B (2Q) Guest cottage. Private slip on Nigh Creek – Max 28′ – 6′ mean low tide.
3B/2B Sleeps 6. (1K, 1Q, 2T) If you want to getaway from it all, enjoy the sun, sand & sea, then this immaculately maintained 3 bed, 2 bath home with dock slip located in popular Dorros Cove is perfect for your vacation in Paradise. With all the comforts of home – high tray ceilings, terracota tiled floors in the living areas, updated fixtures, an inviting front porch and top deck with panoramic views of Tilloo Cut & the surrounding Abaco cays you may wish to stay forever. Just a minute away from world famous Tahiti Beach with it’s coconut lined shores, beautiful white sand bar and inviting clear blue waters. Automatic generator to be installed by March 2018.
Hope Town is the home to the famous Elbow Reef Lighthouse. Probably the most recognizable landmark in Abaco, the lighthouse is one of the last manual lighthouses in the world. The lamp burns pressurized Kerosene oil with a wick and mantle. The Fresnel lenses concentrate the mantle’s light into a beam directed straight towards the horizon. The lenses and burner equipment, weighing 8,000lbs, float in a circular lubricated tub. This reduces friction so that the 700lbs of weight, when wound up to the top of the tower by hand, smoothly rotates the 4-ton apparatus once every 15 seconds. The lighthouse keeper on duty must wind up the weights every 2 hours in order for the red and white candy-striped lighthouse to be seen from 17 miles away.
In 1836, 2 lighthouses were built in the Bahamas in order to improve navigation and decrease the amount of shipwrecks. One of the lighthouses was stationed at the southernmost tip of Abaco called Hole-in-the-Wall, and the other just south of Bimini. Even with the lighthouse at Hole-in-the-Wall, wrecks were still building up around Abaco. As a result, in 1863, England decided, to build a lighthouse at Hope Town to steer ships clear of the extensive “Elbow Reef”. Despite protests made by wrackers (salvagers), the lighthouse was completed in 1864. At this time, the lighthouse was equipped with a non-rotating, first-order light. In 1936, approximately 73 years later, the Imperial Lighthouse Service closed the Lighthouse at Gun Cay (south of Bimini), and realized that the lighthouse at Hope Town was in need of a beacon for easier identification by ships. The Gun Cay lighthouse was then decapitated, and the iron lantern room with its dome, petroleum burner equipment, turning mechanism, and the rotating Fresnel lenticular panels were brought to Hope Town to replace its standing wick-type light. In 1996, for economic reasons, the Port Department was prompted to automate the hand-wound kerosene–burning lighthouse in the Bahamas. The Lighthouse Preservation Society (the non-profit historical and educational society dedicated to the preservation of Bahamian lighthouses) convinced the government to reconsider, as long as the Society would provide the Port Department with the parts they needed that were longer available through their previous supplier. Since then, the Society has been using mantles from the Coleman Company (manufacturer of Outdoor Equipment). Today, the Elbow Reef Lighthouse is still sending out light, rated at 325,000 candlepower, with the same light source it acquired in 1936.
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- Elbow Cay, Hope Town
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