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Sunset Point Houseboat in Fresh Creek, Andros
 
Charming creekside view
Studio bedroom
creekside kitchen
View from the studio bedroom
 
 
fly fishing in Fresh Creek is off the chain!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Standing in the tidal waters of Fresh Creek this unique wooden houseboat is a true get away from it all spot. A place to wrap some space and peace around yourself while you relax in the comfort of the space or fly fish right off the deck. The flats are a moment's walk and Fresh Creek runs for 25 miles inland, here we have some of the best fishing in the world, with a choice of flats, reef or deep sea fishing available. 

Sunset Point Houseboat is a favourite spot for those who seek peaceful relaxation and fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, birding, hiking and exploring. In reality we are far from the madding crowd and Andros has a lot to offer the eco tourist.

This unique wooden two storey houseboat has two ensuite bedrooms upstairs, a king sized ensuite studio bedroom downstairs, a well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge, dining and social area. The houseboat has decks on three sides, providing space for easy lounging, fishing, sunbathing, shade seeking, sunset admiring and midnight star gazing.

The studio bedroom is a large room sitting above high tide with a king size bed, crisp cotton sheets and two large sliding glass windows overlooking the creek. There's a private screened in porch with sturdy wooden adirondack styled chairs, also a deck running the length of the house containing loungers, chairs, and a picnic table.

Also downstairs is the lounge and kitchen, both with the large glass windows, cooling the house and providing maximum views of the creek. The lounge has a couch and a table with chairs, it opens onto a deck where, in the afternoon, the shade is deep and the breezes constant.

A long breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen / dining area and this has easy bar style stools providing a classic spot to work or play with nothing but beauty to see.

The kitchen has glass windows and doors leading to the deck. Here you will be able to prepare your meals and enjoy the view of the creek at the same time. The fishermen can provide the fresh fish straight from the creek to the plate.

The long deck is the perfect spot to sunbathe, and a great place to securely moor a boat. Here steps lead down into the soothing, healing tidal waters of Fresh Creek. The old folks of Andros say that bathing in the out going tide is the best remedy for soothing the aches and pains of life and revitalizing the body in the mineral rich out going tide which draws the tiredness from the body. Swimming from the houseboat is refreshing and snorkeling will reveal the critters who inhabit this area. Under the houseboat you can spend a happy time checking out the amazing array of reef fishes who call this home.

A spiral staircase curls upstairs to two large bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and creekside views. The Master bedroom has a king sized bed and sliding glass doors with a private balcony to sit on while watching out for incoming fish, this vantage view of the creek allows the watcher to help the fisherman cast in the right direction.

The second upstairs bedroom has twin beds, an ensuite bathroom, creekside views and is safe for children.

The houseboat was named Sunset Point due to the spectacular sunsets we get in this part of the world, amazingly every one is different and the view of the sunsetting against the water with a myriad of colours ranging from pinks to oranges to deep blues to the rich black silhouetted trees along the coastlines are inspriing to behold. Star gazers are in for a treat too, as the lack of artificial lights over Andros makes this one of the world's best dark sky spots.

The house is decorated in the lovely island prints of Androsia a local batik factory, the bedding is 100 % cotton, there is a barbecue grill located on the adjacent land.

Sunset Point Houseboat is the perfect island getaway from it all spot.

Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate: Six

Property Access

A track road leads along the creek to the houseboat.

Warming Source

None

Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)

The kitchen is equipped with all the essential equipment, including fridge, water cooler, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, a dining table, and couch for relaxing and enjoying views of the beautiful creek. Guests may prearrange items to stock the fridge and bar.

What to Bring

The houseboat gives you the space to be yourself, so bring the things you love to use: your binoculars or fishing rods, paints and sketch pad, camera, your iPod, a great book, scuba or snorkeling gear, water booties, walking boots and flip flops.

In the winter season (November through to May) it is recommended to bring a sweatsuit and socks.

Insect repellent, hat, suntan lotion, and medications are also items which you will need.

Nightly Rate or Fee (if any): Rates per night: two persons: $250, four persons: $300, six persons: $350

Seasons Open: Year Round

 Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

This business has been owned by Peter and Gabrielle Douglas since 2006, "We raised our family in the houseboat, but when we all grew up and built a real house we decided it would be fun to share this unique spot so everyone could enjoy the house, the views, the fishing and swimming."

 Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are not allowed.
 

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Gabrielle Douglas

gabrielle.m.d@gmail.com

Fresh Creek, CS
(242) 368-2033 · fax (242) 368-2285

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Latitude: 24.714433000
Longitude: -77.804830000
Elevation: 18 FT (5 M)
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