Donna Bain - 242-457-7766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental Car Info
A & P Auto Rental - 242-367-2655 or aandpautorentals.com
Seastar Car Rental - 242-367-4887
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
I will be there to greet you or the door will be open and keys on the island counter and I will be by shortly or call to answer any questions you have.
Check in: 3:00pm
Welcome to Key Lime Beach House. We hope you enjoy your stay. If there is anything that you need or any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to call on us for assistance.
Check out: 10:00am
Thank you for choosing to stay at Key Lime Beach House. Please leave the keys on the counter and lock the doors upon your departure. We certainly hope you made many wonderful memories here and can visit us again. We have enjoyed meeting you. Have a very safe trip home and we look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Jamie and Donna
Shells and Sea Life ----------------- Do not remove LIVE shells or sea life from their environment.
Getting around in Marsh Harbour - Our recommendations.
Once you get your rental car and leave the airport, go around the round about taking the 2ND exit road which will lead into Marsh Harbour. We drive on the left hand side of the road here so, remember to stay LEFT!
Groceries. The second building on your right hand side will be Abaco Grocery. Very similar to a Costco, Sam’s or BJ’s except they do offer a few of the bread basket items not in bulk, such as fruit, vegetables, bread, milk, eggs, cheese and some meats. Further into town you can find Maxwells, which is a very well stocked grocery store. Look for D & R Sports Lounge on your right hand side and make a right just before their building. Follow this road as it curves around, you will go over several speed bumps and then come to Maxwell’s. You can find just about anything you want there. The two Bakeries on the island have great bread. Island Bakery has cakes, pies and cookies as well. You MUST try the Abaco bread. They make it in white, wheat, coconut on Thursdays and raisin. YUM!
Fresh Fish. Call JR 242-699-2082 or 242-475-1892 for fresh fish and lobster. He lives in the neighbourhood, You can always buy fresh frozen fish at the fish house (see map). Fish can also be bought in town from fishermen selling fresh caught fish, usually on the Fridays and weekends by the side of the road. Sometimes they will have lobster, conch or vegetables. If you are interested, please check our vrbo hospitality guide for contacts of local fisherman with fish available to sell during your time in Abaco.
Libations. Jimmy’s has a great collection of wines, liquors and Bahamian Sands Beer to choose from and is located across from Mangoes Marina and Boutique. Bristol Wine & Spirits has Bacardi Brands of liquors and the best selection of wines as well as liquors and Sands Bahamian Beer. A & K Liquors carries the Bacardi brands of liquors and the famous Bahamian Kalik Beer. Most alcohol items are the same price or less. Beer is more expensive than in the USA.
Pharmacies – there are two pharmacies. One is located next to the Island Bakery on the first story of the two story building. The other is on the road behind A & K Liquors.
Churches – there are many churches on Don Mckay Blvd.
Shopping. Iggy Biggy, Monkey’s Uncle, Abaco Gold, Abaco Dive Shop are all great places to find unique gifts from T-Shirts to Jewelry.
Gas. There are several gas stations in Marsh Harbour. Lately, K & S Auto has the best price per gallon. They are on the left as you go into town. Approximately $4.50. Per gallon.
Restaurants. I will have an island map for you at the house. Dress is casual everywhere.I have highlighted the restaurants we prefer to go to. We really enjoy the Jib Room on Wednesday night (Rib night) and Saturday night (Steak Night). It is a flat rate of $25. per person for dinner, drinks not included, served buffet style, the owners appreciate you making reservations so they are sure to have enough food prepared. It has a very rustic atmosphere but have island music and dancing. 367-2700
For finer dining in Marsh Harbour we enjoy Wally’s, Curly Tails or Anglers – in that order. Sandpiper Restaurant has had rave reviews. Located at Schooner Bay, approx 13 miles south of Casuarina Point. Or…The Delphi Club on Rolling Harbour $$$ (seasonal) which is south of Casuarina Point, approximately 10-15 minute drive. You must call for reservations – two to three days ahead is advised. Excellent food. Telephone: 366-2222. Please check to confirm they are serving dinner before you go as schedules change throughout the year. Please check each restaurant before going for their hours of operation.
The three local diners are Golden Grouper, Jamie’s Place and Island Family Restaurant. Both have good local food and great prices, the Golden Grouper has the BEST hamburger, conch burger or fish burger, made with buns from the local bakery! There is also Conchy Joes on the waterfront. Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour is also a favourite of ours and our guests. (Closed Monday nights) Friday night is ‘local’ night when you can meet quite a few Bahamians there. They always have fresh fish and seafood caught by the owners’ son who is a great fisherman. You will usually find Pete there also. Pete’s is located off of the Cherokee Road, before you get to The Abaco Club on Winding Bay. It is a long and winding road. (Closed Aug.-Oct.)
Dive Shops. This Dive Shop is located in Marsh Harbour. Dive Abaco 367-2787 ask for Keith.
Nature Tours - Da Bush n' Da Beach = Marcus Davis at www.dabushndabeach.com or 242-577-0528
Fishing. Guided Bonefishing – Junior Albury – 475-1892, Buddy Pinder - 366-2163. If you think you will be interested, please book ahead so you are sure to have a day of guided fishing. Guided deep sea fishing Charles Whitman - 559-9989
Snorkeling or deep sea fishing – Garth Albury – 366-2075 or Junior Albury – 475-1892
On Your Own. Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay are our two favourite outer cays. Both are quaint towns with restaurants and boutiques. It is most enjoyable to go for the day, have lunch, walk around and better still, rent a golf cart for the day. Fun to visit the Hope Town Lighthouse. Hope Town, Man O Way Cay, Guana Cay are also very nice to visit – Albury’s Ferry 367-3147 or 367-0290 cost is $30.00 round trip. Green Turtle Cay – Green Turtle Ferry – 365-4166 cost is $17.00
Shells and Sea Life ----------------- Do not remove live shells or sea life from their environment.
Please call James or Donna Rees 321-574-5043
FIRE – 242-366-3027
GOV’T CLINC -242-367-2510
AUSKELL ADVANCED MEDICAL CLINIC – 242-367-0020
THINGS TO DO......... Please see our Island Hopping guide for more details http://www.abacobeachrentals.com/en/744518/island-hopping
Abaco Parrot - The best time to look for the Abaco Parrot is early morning and late afternoon. Map in book with other ideas. Recently we have seen the Parrots in Casuarina Point. You can usually hear them squaking before you see them.
Hope Town Light House - If you wish to visit the world famous Hope Town Lighthouse, you can take the ferry to Hope Town and let the ferry captain know you want to get off at the Light house. You will need to get another ride to the main part of town to have lunch, shop or look around. Just ask the boat captain or someone that is there. Cap’n Jacks is one of our favourite places to go. You have to try Vernon’s Pies. Just ask someone for directions. There is also a great coffee shop there. Albury's Ferry is located in Marsh Harbour. The current Ferry Schedule will be in the local paper. The Abaconian.
Cherokee Sound - You can visit Cherokee Sound by boat or car. Tie the boat up at the public dock just past the gas station. There is a grocery store if you need anything. They also sell T-Shirts etc. Sometimes they will have homemade goodies. Jam and Bread.
Visit the longest dock in the Bahamas, appropriately called The Long Dock.
Treasure Cay - Thursday is Pizza night at Treasure Cay. Past visitors have played golf had lunch at the beach bar and then stayed for Pizza night, music and dancing. Coco Beach Bar on the Treasure Cay Beach has great food and cool drinks. Relax under an umbrella on one of the worlds’ most beautiful beaches.
Thursday night is pizza night at the Spinnaker Restaurant.
Golf – Treasure Cay Golf Course
8am – 5pm – 7 days a week
9 Holes $60 pp
18 Holes $90. Pp
Point of Spit - The island directly across the bay in front of the Key Lime Beach House is Point of Spit. It is a great place to sit and relax, cook a hotdog or hamburger or even bbq some chicken. A great picnic spot. In the summer time we often meet with neighbours there on a Friday night to grill and have a cocktail or two.
Green Turtle Cay - Another great day trip. Step back in time and enjoy the quaint town of New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay. Lots of places to have lunch, there is a museum and sculpture gardens. How to get there.........Drive north to the Ferry Dock, just past the entrance to Treasure Cay. Take the Ferry to Green Turtle Cay. The current Ferry Schedule will be located in the local paper, The Abaconian.
CATAMARAN “SHEARWATER” DAY SAIL DESCRIPTION
9:00am till sunset, aboard the 57’ catamaran “Shearwater” include:
- Snorkeling equipment including masks/snorkels/fins and safety vests. Please note: Safety vests (PFD’s) for infants and small children should be properly fitted and purchased in advance of your trip. Wet suits can be furnished (if desired) at an additional charge. Please request wet suits and supply the necessary sizing information at the time you book your day sail.
- Tropical morning or mid-morning buffet including a variety of coffee, teas and juices as well as fresh Bahamian breads, homemade banana bread, local jams, fresh fruits and fruit smoothies.
- Beverages including soda, club soda, juice, vodka, rum and a variety of mixers as well as late afternoon snacks such as nuts, pretzels, fresh vegetables with dip, chips & salsa or guacamole, or pita bread and home made hummus. Please note: Wine and beer are available at an additional cost or feel free to bring your own.
- Snorkeling, island tour and/or shore excursion and lunch a shore* (*on your own) to Elbow Cay (Hope Town), Great Guana Cay or Man-O-War Cay. Capt. Bruce will be glad to recommend options for an itinerary based on weather, safety, and how your party would like to break down the time aboard between sailing, snorkeling, or island visiting.
- Late afternoon, sit back and enjoy snacks and beverages while the sun dips toward the western sky. If requested, the captain, (a former professional musician) will even play you some songs on his acoustic guitar.
- Use of dressing cabins, hot showers & towels as well as beach towels (Great for freshening up before an evening dinner or night out dancing on restaurant row in Marsh Harbor!).
Price (in U.S. dollars) up to and including 6 passengers:
Day sail (as described above) $1200.00
$100.00 each additional person (children under 5 sail at no charge)
Lunch onboard additional $100.00
NOTE: The total price is subject to a 4% Bahamian charter tax.
Pick up location will be at a designated marina in Marsh Harbour. Please allow adequate travel time if you are arriving from either up or down island locations.
Please visit www.sailtheabacos.com for more information.
Or VOIP telephone 610 628 4407
Bahamas land line: 242 367 3591
Capt. Bruce looks forward to your arrival in Abaco!