Hardaground, Abaco Island Vacation Rental
Discover the vacation of a lifetime in this spacious waterfront four bedroom air-conditioned house located on the southeast side of Lubbers Quarters Cay in Abaco, Bahamas, with a white sandy beach and your own private dock at your doorstep.
This two-story, four bedroom vacation rental home, sleeps 8 comfortably – 1 king, 2 queens, and 2 twins. It has one and a half baths plus two outside showers, one of which is enclosed. All linens are supplied except beach towels.
Every room provides a view of the turquoise sea of Abaco. Leading from the living room is a large screened porch which provides a place to relax in a hammock and enjoy the fabulous panoramic view.
Nearby Nippers Beach
Other amenities include: Large Gas Grill, Phone and Wireless Internet available, VHF radio, Books, Movies, Direct TV, DVD/VCR, CD/Stereo, Dishwasher, Microwave and fully equipped kitchen. Laundry service available by the load.
There’s a lot to do right off the dock of Hardaground: lounge in the beach chairs, swim in the crystal clear water, watch the parade of sailboats go by, stargaze at night, fish, snorkel, or comb the nearby beach for sea glass… and much more. There’s also plenty to do around Abaco!
Just a few minutes walk away lives a commercial fisherman, Michael. He also runs a charter boat. Fresh fish, Lobster and Conch can be purchased from our ‘island fish mart’, also owned by Laurie and Michael. Michael runs daily fishing charters, so when booking Hardaground, pick your dates in advance for your fishing trip. You can contact him at (242) 366-3143.
Enjoy the nearby beach!
When travelling to another of the Cays (Elbow/Hopetown, Guana etc) then you may want to rent a golf cart for a full or half day. Some restaurants/bars on Elbow Cay have a free ‘shuttle’ van to pick you up (Sea Spray, Abaco Inn, On Da Beach), or you can pull directly into their dock with your boat (Sea Spray, Abaco Inn, Harbour Lodge, Harbours’ Edge, Capt’n Jacks). But if you want to explore the island and the lovely homes, a golf cart is the only way to go. They cost about $40-50 for a full day; here are some of the rentals: Hope Town Cart Rentals, 366-0064; Island Cart Rentals, 366-0448; T&N Cart Rentals, 366-0069.
Remember that Abaco is fairly secluded – you will need to think about certain necesities ahead of time. Groceries and food can be heavy, and beverages are really heavy. A twelve-pack of beer or soda weighs ten pounds! Those items are readily available at about twice the US price in Abaco. Milk, water, bread, eggs, fruits and vegetables, and those sort of basic things are always available anywhere. You won’t find a lot of good beef, so that may be something you might consider bringing in. A bag of chips or cookies can easily cost $5, so get used to high prices – it all has to be imported, and then it’s taxed.
Relax on Hardaground's private dock!
Maxwells in Marsh Harbour is the place to go for everything but Liquor. There are several good liquor stores in Marsh Harbour too – just ask your taxi driver. Go to the stores first and then go pick up your boat. Bear in mind there is no grocery store on Lubbers and you will need to go to Elbow Cay or back to Marsh Harbour if you need to re-stock. Also consider that some of the smaller airlines will charge you extra for bringing in your coolers. There is a new service called AbacoEase that also will shop for you, prior to your arrival so you just pick up your food items from them in Marsh Harbour when you arrive, maximising your vacation time, so their service sounds potentially very useful.