- House / Villa
- Near the Sea
- Riverside / Waterfront
- Village / Rural
- Sports & activity
- Beach within walking distance
- Babysitting available
- Cook available
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
- Short breaks available
This glorious houseboat is situated in a beautiful remote part of a salt water creek which runs deep into the heart of Andros Island. The tidal creek flows around and under the house creating a peaceful ever moving scenic view. This is the perfect retreat for those who want world class fishing, birding, star gazing, sunset admiring plus sun, sand, exploration and relaxation!
The privacy and peacefulness of the creek is rejuvenating to the spirit and you are invited to enjoy this away from it all location, unplugged from the world. The houseboat is perfect for outdoor water activities, exploring the vast island or with a good book, a notepad, a box of paints the possibilities for relaxation are endless. You will sleep soundly on the comfortable beds, and awake to another great day. Fishing is a favorite occupation at the houseboat and with the fabulous right on the flats location you can be guaranteed activity, bonefish, tarpon and permit are found in these waters along with snappers, and reef fishes. The houseboat's location in Fresh Creek is unique, with miles of fishing flats a moments walk away, here you can cast your fly for hours, disturbed only by the blues of the ocean and sky. Reef and deep sea fishing are also available, whatever your heart’s desire you have found the right fishing location for you.
Andros is the largest island in the Bahamian archipelago, famous for the world's third largest barrier reef, inland blue holes, land crabs, friendly people, fabulous fishing and endless miles of deserted sandy beaches. It boasts the title of saltwater, fly fishing capital of the Caribbean. The pristine wilderness of Fresh Creek stretches for 20 miles into the uninhabited interior of Andros, here the air is pure, the views untouched by man. Fresh Creek village is the nearest populated centre with restaurants, bars, churches, shops and a bank. Central Andros has all that appeals to the eco tourist, scuba diver, snorkeler, bird watcher, naturalist, walker and fisherman. The beach in Fresh Creek offers soft sand and spectacular swimming. History buffs can climb the lighthouse, built in 1892, then walk to the Androsia batik store and sample their gorgeous island fabrics. The National Park of Andros is home to native wildlife, flora and fauna, protected by law for all to appreciate.
Le Air flies to Fresh Creek, Andros twice a day from Nassau, 7am or 3pm. The Bahamas Fest ferry sails to Fresh Creek twice weekly. Charter flights can always be arranged.
Andros Town 2 miles
Fresh Creek Sealink Terminal 2 miles
Peter's Outdoor Kitchen
The houseboat's kitchen and lounge area are separated by a breakfast bar, sit here and drink your morning coffee while enjoying the view of constantly flowing water through the large glass windows. The Houseboat has three bedrooms: a ground floor studio bedroom, with glass sliding doors overlooking the creek and opening onto two decks, spectacular views, vibrant colours and great space ensure that all love this room. Located upstairs are the master bedroom, with floor to ceiling glass windows, a small balcony and panoramic views of the creek and the twin bedroom. The two upstairs bedrooms both have air conditioning. All bedrooms have en suite full bathrooms and are decorated in gorgeous Androsia cotton fabric, a locally handcrafted product. Cooking is a treat as you watch the mesmerizing waters flow by as you prepare your dishes, then sit in the dining area, lounge or outside on the deck. Guests can request dinners from Peter's Outside kitchen, fresh seafood delivered right to your door.
There are decks on three sides of the house with steps leading into the water for swimming or snorkeling. The decks are spacious, housing a picnic table and with room to spare for fly casting or lying in the sun on the beach loungers and on the west of the house there is a screened in porch.
Scuba is another attraction for Andros and if you want to go snorkeling on the coral reef or dive down 'Over the Wall' to 185 feet this can be arranged with our local scuba resort. Kayaks and bicycles can be easily rented. Children who are over 8 and who can swim are especially welcome at the Houseboat. The experience of living right on the water encourages all to spend as much time as possible in the soothing, nurturing water, effortlessly exercising. Snorkeling is a treat and under the house you can check out the many fish. A few minutes swim will bring you to the mangroves which is home to the fish soup of the ocean, with a tremendous variety of juvenile reef fish to observe. The night sky over Andros is dark and unspoiled by any human light, this could be one of the worlds best dark spots and it is easy to pick out the constellations. The houseboat is a restful place to recuperate the spirit and body. The decks are excellent spots for yoga and mats can be arranged in the full sun, in the shade or under the stars in the moonlight. The naturalist will find a private haven where you can leave your inhibitions behind, here you can let the lapping waves soothe your mind.
Conditions of Rental
Items such as drinking water and groceries can be ordered and purchased as needed, and will be delivered directly to the house if so desired. A chef, maid, babysitter, fishing and/or scuba diving guide can be prearranged. Boat or car rentals can be organised by the proprietor and ready for your use upon arrival. We ask that you do not smoke inside the house, however the decks are only a step away and here a smoker can relax in peace. We request that all children are able to swim. We charge a $100 refundable security deposit, payable on arrival and have a two night minimum rental.