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

Bedrooms 3
Space 371 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


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!

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Michael Hornby
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation villa rental in Andros Town

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 371 m²
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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • 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


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KettleStone Luxury Villa - Unique Private Oceanfront with Seaside Pool & Dock
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews

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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An amazing and relaxing stay in the Bahamas!

  • 5 of 5

We rented out Kettle Stone and the adjacent villa for a week between Christmas and NYE. The view from the beautifully designed villa was absolutely spectacular. The expansive patio, pool and hot tub overlooks the crystal clear lagoon where you can grab one of the property's kayaks or snorkel gear and explore the coastline both above and below. My favorite thing to do was getting up right before the sunrise to watch the colors change across the horizon on Kettlestone's 50 foot dock while sipping on fresh coffee and reading a book. The staff and villa owner greet you at the airport and are so attentive during the entire stay. We had amazing Bahamian-inspired dinners by the in-house chef, Kishalee, including freshly-caught and grilled Caribbean lobster, paired with kale salad and a side of hot, homemade coconut bread. When the nights got cooler, it was perfect to soak in the relaxing hot tub or warm up by the fire pit–cocktails or a gass of wine in hand. The property has ample amounts of high-end wine selections, liquor and local beers. On top of activities provided on property, the owner is happy to connect you with local sights to check out such as the fresh water blue-holes, bone fishing, scuba diving at the nearby dive lodge and visiting some local haunts. It was one of the best Christmas vacations we had and the perfect retreat from the blustery winter blues! Highly recommend for those looking for an island getaway!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We cant say enough on how beautiful this place is...if you are looking for luxury in Andros this is is a beautiful 3 bedroom..bright spacious and designed for your every comfort. Mike and his staff are excellent and do everything above and beyond to make your stay the best ever. Mike checks in everyday and arranges your every need. The house is spotless and Michette is at the house every day for 3 to 4 hours to clean make beds etc....she is a sweetheart and loves to make her guests happy. Now for food...we CAN NOT describe how amazing the pizza nights and amazing dinners that Kischalee makes....Our whole group raved on how amazing her cooking me we have picky eaters who literally wanted to lick the plates....YOU MUST have her cook for you and more than once...Latoya and she make your evening dinner something you will never forget.....Thank you Mike for having us at your beautiful Villa ..We will be back and we won't forget a dog toy for Loki ;)

  • Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kettlestone is our consistently five-star vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kettlestone is our consistently five-star vacation. Everything about it is superb, from the incredible beauty of the property to our gracious host, Mike Hornby. We love the privacy of Kettlestone; it is amazing to have such a beautiful resort all to ourselves. Our guest room, Sunrise, was huge, incredibly comfortable, and spotlessly clean everyday (Thank you, Michelle)! Our days were a glorious mixture of scuba diving, reading, backgammon, sunning, and napping. We took "full" advantage of the indoor kitchen, outdoor kitchen, grill, bar, and Mike's new pizza oven, and, amazingly gained only a couple of pounds! Now that we are home, we miss our nightly dips in the hot tub and the background rhythm of the ocean and the kettles. Thanks, Mike and Page, for another wonderful vacation; we'll be back!

  • Submitted: 3-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your Own Private Resort - with a five star Consierge

  • 5 of 5

That is the only way to describe this place. I was very skeptical at first because I have traveled in the Caribbean, and it is very hit or miss unless you want to spend a small fortune. 99 times out of 100 the places are half as good as the pictures, and you end up settling for mediocrity in your accommodations for the beauty of your surroundings. THIS IS NOT THE CASE HERE! Mike and his staff have created an exceptional experience for anyone who stays in Kettlestone. The property and accommodations are at least as nice as any five star resort in the Caribbean, but the difference is always in the details and mike and his staff did not disappoint. His cook, Keshalee, cooked for us all but one night (we grilled steaks) and all of her meals were excellent. His housekeeper, Michellette, went out of her way to make out stay more comfortable, and Mike made sure he covered all the rest of the details to make this trip one my family and I will remember a very long time. There were 9 of us total, four adults and 5 teenagers and we ALL had a great time.

I recommend letting Mike arrange your fishing and or snorkeling. We did a snorkel for conch and Lobster with Moxie Charters and it was excellent. We caught over 30 conch and at least as many lobster.

I could write paragraphs on how nice the house, bathrooms, pool, dock, outdoor grill with wood burning pizza oven, and kitchen are, but I won't. I will simply say the pictures are great and they don't do justice to this place.

Like most nice places the difference is in the details and Mike and his staff have got them all covered. I counted 6 different types of whisks in his fully equipped gourmet kitchen. I generally only need one, but seriously Mike? Other details worth mentioning: motion-sensing lights on the steps leading to the dock, stainless steel nails in the dock decking, Andersen windows and doors, wifi enabled portable stereo and in room 4 cup coffee maker in each of the two villa suites.

I hesitate to compliment this place too much for fear of not being able to book it again, but it was fantastic. WE CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!

  • Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unreal entertainers paradise! Great pool, outdoor & indoor kitchens, staff, and host!

  • 5 of 5

Mike has truly created the nicest private home away on Andros island! He has thought through every detail and lives on the property to handle anything you might dream up. This home is perfect for families or multiple couples looking for a remote paradise. Situated at the end of a private drive, we felt confident leaving our gear outside and as we've gotten to know many of the locals over many years of visiting Andros, we felt comfortable leaving our doors unlocked as well.

This home is even more beautiful than the pictures suggest, and unbelievable coral snorkeling, reef diving, and deep sea fishing are available starting right at the dock! From capturing lobster, conch, and fish for dinner to hanging out at the pool or entertaining others you may meet on the island; this is the spot!

Andros is very remote and uninhabited compared to the other Bahamian islands. It also has such an awesome and unique culture that includes great food and hospitality.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation villa rental in Andros Town

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,281.2

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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