CASA DEL MAR
Harbour Island, Bahamas
4 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite and 2 Powder Rooms (Sleeps 8)
Prices start at $10,450 week
For years the owners of Casa del Mar rented various properties around the island so when they decided to build one of their own, they knew exactly how to create a wonderful island retreat. After finding a perfect spot on a hill for maximum breezes and glorious views, they commissioned this Bahamian plantation style residence and topped it with a charming widow’s walk. The result is a spacious house with broad porches and airy rooms all facing the ocean. Casa del Mar is also designed for maximum comfort and its list of amenities includes air-conditioning in all rooms, a pool with a built-in bench, a generator and a dumbwaiter to take bags or groceries from ground level up to each floor.
A broad staircase, which is beautifully lit at night, leads from the driveway up to the lower floor. The well-laid out interiors are good looking and reflect the owner’s love of beach life. The large Great Room has Saltillo tile floors, a wooden tray ceiling and French doors all around it that open onto a porch, that is both covered and open, with sitting and dining areas. The master bedroom is on this floor as is a spiral staircase up to the widow's walk. The other three bedrooms are on the lower floor. One is a second master suite which is separated from the other two bedrooms. All have doors to the wraparound porch with another sitting area. Outside in a walled garden at one end of the pool is a sitting area under a pergola that has steps beside it up to a large lawn which is a perfect spot for drinks and a game of bocce. The dazzling pink sand beach is just a 2 minute walk via a path shared by 4 houses.
- Great Room with sitting and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Doors open to the porch and great ocean views.
- Powder room
- Master Bedroom with a king-size bed, TV and bathroom en suite with a tub and shower. A door opens to the porch.
- Sitting room with a TV
- Powder room
- Bedroom (2nd master) with 2 queen-size beds, bathroom en suite with a shower and a door to the porch
- Bedroom with a queen-size bed, bathroom en suite with a shower and a door to the porch
- Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into king), bathroom en suite with a shower and a door to the porch
Central air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, generator, stereo system, DVD player, lock boxes, dumbwaiter, Direct TV, cable, flat screen TVs, ceiling fans, microwave, iPod hook-up, dishwasher, washer/dryer, iron, linens, hairdryers in bathrooms, telephone, coffee maker, gas grill, pool towels, beach tent and chairs (Joe can bring down to the beach), 2 Igloo coolers, outdoor speakers for outdoor living area and covered parking
Maid service 6 days weekly (not Sundays or holidays) and the great caretaker, Joe
Chef, extra maid service, in-house massage and Joe as a bartender
No pets or smoking allowed