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KettleStone Luxury Villa - Unique Private Oceanfront with Seaside Pool & Dock

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 with beautiful Ocean Views!

A Unique Luxury Bahamas Villa

KettleStone is a spectacular ocean-front Villa on the beautifully serene "family island" of Andros in The Bahamas. Nestled in the coastal canopy only minutes from amenities, it is the epitome of a secluded holiday home.

KettleStone is comprised of a central living area, CedarTop, which contains the open concept living and dining areas, central kitchen, and a radial stone staircase leads to a loft bedroom suite with bath, named Morgan's Loft after the infamous Captain Morgan, whose stories are an intrinsic part of this island's lore. CedarTop is complimented by two additional bedroom suites, CayView and Sunrise, each offering an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and large ensuite baths complete with double door shower.

KettleStone is equipped with all modern amenities, and has a fresh water swimming pool, waterfall and jetted spa in addition to steps going straight into the ocean lagoon or onto the newly constructed dock. Enjoy the warm soothing firelight from our outdoor fire-on-glass fireplace or mix your favorite beverage at the outdoor kitchen and bar.

Grill-masters can enjoy the palapa covered grill station complete with its own lighting system.

There are plenty of activities on the island, and on the property to satisfy everyone in a family or friends group. In addition to relaxing and soaking the sun, there is scuba diving, fishing (bone-fishing, reef fishing, and deep sea fishing), birding, blue hole explorations, snorkeling, swimming, and shopping. Comprised of one acre of mature landscaped grounds, KettleStone is the ideal place to unwind.

Begin your day with breath-taking sunrises from the terraces, or the private dock palapa!

More Details

Owner
Michael Hornby
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

About Michael Hornby

KettleStone was conceived, built and is owned by Michael Hornby ... formally of Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. Michael first discovered Andros Island in 1988 on a diving vacation and in 1997, in pursuit of his passion for scuba diving and a simpler lifestyle took the plunge literally and moved to the Bahamas.

Michael currently lives on Andros Island and manages a local all-inclusive resort as well as owning and managing KettleStone.

No stranger to the hospitality industry, in addition to being a Technical and Recreational Diving Instructor, Michael enjoys Blue Hole cave diving, deep wall diving and is a private pilot and boat captain.

After 21 years of living on Andros, the love for the simplicity of the environment and the friendliness of local inhabitants continues to grow.

Michael envisioned building a warm and welcoming luxury home that showcased the natural island beauty, and with a strict attention to detail it had to offer barefoot elegance that could be shared with others.

With this vision in mind, Michael built KettleStone without compromise.

Michael Hornby purchased this villa in 2004

Why Michael Hornby chose Andros Town

Situated on one acre … KettleStone land was chosen from years of local island research and a great stroke of opportunity which involved being offered the ideal virgin land from which to commence construction.

Saving as much natural flora as possible was paramount, so carefully the land was hand cleared to preserve mature natural growth.

Minutes from amenities, an international airport only a mere one hour flight from Florida and 5 minutes from a port of entry marina ... the location was ideal. A barrier island chain, shallow lagoon and sufficient elevation to provide a panoramic view and offer cooling breezes ... KettleStone had found its beginning.

What makes this villa unique

KettleStone was built with attention to detail.

Named for the 'Kettle' formations at waters edge and expansive use of hand crafted local 'Stone' ... hand cut limestone ocean-side terraces and poolside patios enable you to take an ocean swim/snorkel to be followed by a dip in the freshwater pool or jetted spa and sun-bathe to the sound of the cascading waterfall.

High vaulted open cedar ceilings and an open concept design gives KettleStone a sense of spaciousness and participation with nature.

Panoramic views from each suite and the centrally located kitchen enable you to appreciate were you are at all times.

Fully landscaped grounds, sheltered breezeways and back patio enable you to enjoy nature front and back.

The spectacular sunrises have to be seen to be believed.

Welcome to KettleStone!

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Andros Town

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • CedarTop Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Quality Fixtures/Granite Vanity
    SunView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    CayView Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
    Pool House - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Pool-side bath and changing facility with outdoor shower
    Morgan's Loft Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ensuite/European Rain Shower/Granite Double Vanity
  • European style ensuite bathroom, finished in marble, granite and brushed nickel with a double glass rain shower and dual vanity.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • CayView Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
    SunRise Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
    Morgan's Loft Ensuite - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Additional single bed/day bed.
  • Each bedroom is complimented with European style fixtures, marble flooring and granite vanities finished in brushed nickel. Large overhead rain showers and glass shower doors add to the contemporary design and provide a true sense of luxury and comfort. Professionally designed lighting and high vaulted ceilings with natural sun-lighting provided by crowning cupolas are just some of the features that are incorporated in each bedroom. Bedroom sizes and octagonal layout easily accommodate an additional bed to maximize sleeping options. CayView and SunRise bedroom suites have granite kitchenettes with deep stainless sinks, coffee makers and mini fridges.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
5

Awesome Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I looked for somewhere tropical to celebrate my birthday and found this listing. From beginning to end, it was an exceptional experience! The property is as beautiful as the pictures posted. Everyone was so awesome! Michelle took such great care of us, that I didn't want to leave. I loved getting to know her. If we needed anything, she was right there to help us. Thank you Michelle! You’re the best! We had K'lee cook my birthday dinner and it was phenomenal! They truly made it an unforgettable experience. We also had her cook our conch and all I can say is that I’ve never tasted conch that was prepared so well or ever tasted that good at any restaurant. Thanks to K’lee and her assistant for the delicious food! It was awesome! There’s a wood burning pizza oven on the property and we took advantage of that a couple of nights, which was phenomenal as well! Mike and K’lee come over and took care of prepping the wood burning oven, prepping and cooking the pizza. We took advantage of the SUV and went exploring a little to some of the blue holes and shelling. Mike was an awesome host! It wasn’t until the end of the trip that we realized he dived in the blue holes. When we headed back to Nassau, we overheard someone talking about the pizza that Mike makes, so apparently on the Island it’s well known how good it is! Again, I just want to say thank you to everyone for making this trip so special! Everyone had an awesome time!

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bahamian Paradise...Luxury Defined!

  • 5 of 5

Michael Hornby's talents are myriad. Regarding KettleStone, his first was to select this pristine location adjacent to The Tongue of the Ocean, with a stunning reef a stone's throw away. His second was to use his skills as a developer to design & create one of the most stunning custom craftsman Bahamian estates in Andros. Attention to detail is an understatement. KettleStone could comfortably rest on the cover of Architectural Digest.

Everything we wanted to do on our very active vacation was either on property, close by, or organized by our gracious host. As a hotelier, Michael knows the true meaning of service and hospitality. Michelle, our house maid, was a beautiful jewel who treated us like family.

We did not want for anything. This is hard to say for some well traveled, A-type personality, "want to do and see it all", kind of people. Without spoiling your future fun and discovering your own wonderful experience at KettleStone, let me say that if you are so lucky to be offered another of Michael's talents, making pizza, you will have been truly blessed. It was better than catching my first bonefish.

  • Submitted: 2-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis
5

Oustanding home, views, and staff!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Kettlestone is a fantastic spot in the Bahamas! Go there and enjoy the peace of all the elements of nature, that the Kettlestone team, smilingly have under control.

Here is a few highlights :

*Yes, the home is fantastic with several private areas for large parties to spread out, I will not detail much on the home – it is a fortress and the pictures do not do it justice in regards to detailing the finer points of construction and casual luxury.

*The water is extraordinary, just a few steps from the back door and you are in a snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and boating paradise! There is a corral shelf that is just beyond the swimming pool and a few steps down the gradual terrace. The shelf emits about a mile from shore and doesn’t get deeper than (tide dependent)10 to 20 feet. This shallow area appears to run the length of the island, which is about 100 miles long. Bone fishing capital of the Caribbean, they say! We reef fished and caught enough snapper and grouper to feed ourselves and several families!

*The host and staff are fantastic in providing an environment of luxury in every way. I suggest that you buy groceries prior to arrival. Beyond that I highly recommend you let the staff prepare and serve meals based on their unique and creative abilities. There are not enough words to express how Kischalee's meals will enhance your experience. She takes the time to thoughtfully prepare each meal for your family. My 16 year old daughter said it was the best part of the trip. If you wish to open your heart and life with them , they are keen to express their openness and unique Bahamian ways, as well.

*The evenings there are magical. Although Andros Town and area is not on a register for “Stargazing”, the skies there are amazing! Just wait till the timers of the pool lights go off and presto - you are enveloped in one the most beautiful night skies you’ll ever witness!

* If you use the house vehicle to find crafts or wander around the island - get good directions! I have a feeling the locals remove the signs, just so we tourist will stop and talk!

* Tremendous for family time - Yeah, they have NETFLIX, WIFI and cell service, but it quickly becomes a last priority!

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
5

BEST VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about KettleStone Villa's? WOW! We recently spent 10 days with two other couples at the villa and it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. The view, the water, the house, I cannot even explain it, you have to go to appreciate it. We have been lucky enough in our lives to travel and this is a 10+ vacation spot. Our stay started with Mike greeting us at the airport, luggage looked after, a no muss and no fuss travel day. We were greeted by his staff and a bottle of champagne. The house is fabulous with many quiet spots to go to, or a great family area where we all gathered daily to relax, talk and laugh. Oh and laugh we did. Mike was there if we needed him and his house keeper Michette was the star attraction. We ran out of some food items and before we knew it, they were on the counter or in the frig. Michette is a warm and loving person who is there to make sure your stay is top notch. She helped with many of our questions, suggested several things to do, gave us great directions and reminded us daily to drive on the left side of the road. LOL. Hard to do when you come from Canada. She kept things clean with pride and told great stories about the islands and their beauty. She even brought over an island drum for my husband to play, some cow bells and an island head dress. We partied every day and she joined in and showed us some island dances. So much fun. I truly miss our visits with her. She even pitched in with the search when my husband went for a walk without telling anyone and ended up visiting with the locals and we thought he was lost. The 3 hour hunt that we still laugh about.

We had a spa day, a fishing day, a fire pizza night (to die for), a pig roast and grilled lobster , ate our catch of the day one night and a champagne lobster dish that was absolutely delicious. We felt like royalty. Kischalee, Mike's cook is like no other and her food and style out does any 5 star chef I have experienced in Canada. You would be wise to book her for your dinners, you will not be disappointed. Also pre purchase your groceries, it was the smartest thing we did. She made sure each one of us got to experience our favorite foods. The presentation and meal sizes were fabulous. She is an absolute doll. Mike we can not say enough about your staff or your home. We felt like the rich and famous for 10 beautiful days. This is a must if you travel, you will not regret it. See you soon, Venita and Chuck Saulnier.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Richmond WI
5

Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at KettleStone for 9 nights with three couples. We read every review and had very high expectations before we arrived. Our stay was even better than we expected--so quiet and relaxing. Mike was an amazing host. He and Kaylee got our groceries before we arrived, so the kitchen was completely stocked, and he took care of our snorkeling and fishing reservations. He has it down to a science. We had Kaylee cook most of the evening meals for us, and she was simply amazing. She prepared, served, and cleaned up after the meal, paying careful attention to every detail. We ate at a restaurant one time but wished we would have stayed at the villa to enjoy Kaylee's food and fun, sweet presence. We found anther friend in Machette. She really cared about our experience and made sure we had everything we needed. In addition to off-site snorkeling and fishing, we spent time exploring the island beaches and blue holes. We enjoyed snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, and relaxing right on the property as well. The villa was even better than the pictures, which were incredible. I would highly recommend bringing a GoPro to help capture all of your memories. The amenities were so amazing that there was very little reason for us to ever leave the villa. Mike focused on the details, and he went out of his way to make sure we had everything we wanted. He and his staff made an already perfect vacation even better. Thank you, Mike, Michette and Kaylee for making this vacation so special for our group!

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house on a wonderful island with a superb host and excellent catering

  • 5 of 5

Kettlestone Villa is a well maintained, modern and well equipped house with all you would need for your stay. The location is ideal at the ocean front and very peaceful.

We recently spent two weeks with young children and there was plenty to see and do within a short drive. Mike arranged a good guide and fishing trip for us. There are also good diving locations visited by the local diving school.

Mike helps with anything and was always available to answer queries. He contributed to a safe, relaxing and comfortable stay.

Don’t miss out on the catering service available. The quality of the meals (planning, ingredients, preparation and service) was excellent and good value for money.

We hope to return in the coming years!

  • Submitted: 5-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Andros International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Fresh Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hanks Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Somerset Beach
Car: recommended

The KettleStone Villa offers panoramic views and direct entry onto a sand bottom lagoon enhanced by a necklace of cays framing the Bahamas famed turquoise waters. Enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, wading and swimming right off the seaside terrace, or fish off our newly constructed dock. Miles of secluded beaches are very near the property.

Take one or more of our kayaks to the sugar sand beach on nearby Goat Cay minutes from the villa and enjoy a picnic while there, or snorkel the Andros Barrier Reef corals.

If you enjoy scuba diving or reef snorkeling, there is a professional dive center at a local resort only 3 miles from the villa. More experienced divers can enjoy the famous wall of the Tongue of the Ocean or even diving in one of our numerous Blue Holes.

Enjoy spending moonlit nights under the dock's authentic thatch palapa or engaging in intimate conversation seated in one of the several ocean-side terraces...the choice is yours to make.

Andros is abundant with miles of secluded public beaches minutes from the villa ideal for beach-combing, shelling and flats fishing. Fresh Creek is just around the corner from the villa and you can explore the creek and surrounding waters in a small skiff rented from Hank's place 5 blocks away from KettleStone.

Whether you choose organized eco-tours, bird-watching, guided bone fishing, reef or deep sea fishing there are qualified guides we can arrange for you. If an unstructured vacation is more to your liking ... simply explore the island and local settlements at your own pace. Travel is easy and the island is very friendly.

Be sure to visit the local Batik factory and outlet store to check out the hand dyed patterns that make Androsia the unofficial fabric of the Bahamas.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Andros Town

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
6 night minimum stay
C$1,297
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$973
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$65 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,297.3

Standard occupancy is six(6) persons. Maximum occupancy is eight (8) persons (by agreement only) subject to a $50/adult/day or $25/child/day surcharge. Child is under age 15 (no additional charge for infants under 2) CayView & SunRise will easily accommodate an additional single bed each.
Morgans Loft is not suitable for young children, the elderly or infirm as access is via a radial stone staircase.
A/C energy surcharge of $15/day per A/C unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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