by Robert Arthur, Coldwell Banker Lightbourn, Bahamas
Dunmore Cottage, the second oldest home on Harbour Island, is considered the crown jewel of historic cottages. Beautifully landscaped, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a one bedroom/one bathroom guest cottage has been lovingly restored with great care to preserve its historic integrity and charm.
Ideally located on the harbour-front, the large front porch of this historic house offers a perfect setting for people watching and enjoying the panoramic views of Eleuthera Bay, which stretch from Valentines Marina at one end to the Harbour entrance at the other end, and across the Bay to mainland Eleuthera with its breathtaking sunsets.
While the exterior of Dunmore Cottage retains the charm of its original design with its coral stone walls, original shutters, and French doors that open into the living room and dining room, the interior has been modernized to provide a central A/C system and separate units in each of the bedrooms, a fully equipped and updated kitchen, and Wi-Fi, internet, and cable. To the rear, a large outdoor covered patio provides room for entertaining, lounging and dining, with a gas grill for barbecuing. Other amenities include an outdoor shower for rinsing off after a trip to the beautiful pink sand beach and a generator in case of emergencies.
Every detail has been carefully thought out. This property is a slice of heaven on one of the most adored islands in the Bahamas.