Sunset Point Houseboat
The houseboat stands in the tidal waters of Fresh Creek, every window has a view of the aqua ocean flowing constantly. A stay at this unique, two-storey houseboat gives you the freedom to get away from it all. We are a favourite spot for those who seek peaceful relaxation, with the opportunity for fishing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba, kayaking, birding, hiking, and exploring.
There are decks on three sides of the houseboat, providing space for easy lounging, fishing, sunbathing, shade seeking, sunset admiring, and midnight star gazing. A spiral staircase curls upstairs to two large bedrooms, both with air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms and ocean 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, air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, creekside views, and a westwards looking porch.
A large ensuite studio bedroom downstairs has a king-size bed and two large sliding glass windows overlooking the creek. There is a private screened-in porch with sturdy wooden Adirondack styled chairs, plus a deck running the length of the house containing loungers, chairs, and a picnic table.The lovely prints of Androsia, a local batik, are used to decorate the rooms and the bedding is all 100% crisp cotton
Also downstairs is the comfortable lounge and a well-equipped kitchen, both with large glass windows that cool the house and provide expansive views of the ocean. The lounge has a couch, table with chairs and opens onto a deck where the afternoon shade is deep and the breezes constant. A long breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen/dining area, with 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, where you will be able to prepare your meals and enjoy the view of the creek at the same time. Fishermen can provide fresh fish straight from the creek to the plate. There is also a barbecue grill located on the adjacent shore.
You can sunbathe on the long deck, which is also a great place to securely moor a boat. Steps lead down from it into the soothing, healing tidal waters of Fresh Creek. The old folks of Andros say that bathing in the outgoing tide is the best remedy for soothing the aches and pains of life and revitalizing the body in the mineral-rich outgoing 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 fish who call this home.
The houseboat was named Sunset Point because of the spectacular sunsets we see every evening. Amazingly, every one is different and inspiring, you will get a view of the sun setting against the water with a myriad of colours. They range from pinks to oranges to deep blues to the rich black silhouetted trees along the coastlines. 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. In reality, we are far from the madding crowd — the perfect island getaway spot.You can really wrap some space and peace around yourself here, while you relax in comfort or fly fish right off the deck. The flats are a moment's walk away and Fresh Creek runs for 25 miles inland.
Andros has a lot to offer the Eco-tourist and we have some of the best fishing in the world, with a choice of flats, reef, or deep-sea fishing available.
We have solar powered chargers, which our guests are encouraged to use to charge their phones and help us to cut our carbon footprint. We also recycle beer bottles and soda cans.
Andros is THE Eco-tourism spot, if you are a nature lover, with five National Parks to protect our wild life. We can assist you in discovering all of the island's Eco-treasures. If you enjoy walking through the forest, we have trails for you. If you're into birding, we have the best guides and the most birds for you. If you love to fish, our guides are second to none. If you love snorkelling and swimming, we have the cleanest, clearest, marine life filled waters. If scuba is your passion, then we have an awesome local dive resort. And, if you just want to relax, we have the longest most deserted beaches you will find on this side of heaven.
Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)
The kitchen is equipped with all the essential equipment, including fridge, stove, water cooler, pots, pans, cutlery and dishes, a dining table with six chairs and a couch for relaxing and enjoying views of the beautiful ocean. Guests may prearrange items to stock the fridge and bar.
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 houseboat, the views, the fishing and swimming."
Number of Persons Property Will Accommodate
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets are not allowed.
Fly into the Andros Town Airport at Fresh Creek in Andros. Leaving the airport, take a left turn and follow the road for half a mile, then take a left turn onto a track road. Follow the road for almost a mile passing six homes along the way, then you will see a small lane leading to the right. Turn there and you would have found the houseboat. You will be met on arrival at the houseboat by Gabrielle or Peter Douglas. We will give you a little information about the houseboat and its environs and answer any questions you may have.
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 that you will need.
Nightly Rate or Fee (if any)
Rates per night: two persons - $300 / four persons - $350 / six persons - $400
- Locally or Family-Owned Business