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Indulge in Private Beach Retreat 1 BR 1BA Excellence for ocean lovers and stargazers in a secluded small island style cottage powered by the sun!
900 Sqft Cottage hosted by Marlee
4 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 1 Bathroom


It's an experience of natural tropical island life, an adventure of self sufficiency with a style of historic building with all comforts and convenience of solar power and fully equipped cottage . Moonrise rocks with adventure offering happiness for sensitive free spirits, beach lovers and urban escapees. Especially suited for couples and small families who want to escape hot, populated noisy village streets to star gaze, swim, snorkel, live naked dreaming of a return to a simple life. An oasis of waterfront tropical bliss in environmental harmony at this peaceful, private sea to sea property. A refreshingly green and elegantly modern rustic post and beam wooden cottage turns back the clock for naturalists as this eco escape beckons a return to protected wilderness on a small tropical island. All facilities for cooking and entertaining are supplied for you to enjoy a laid back lifestyle. Breathtaking views of crystal clear water to Tahiti Beach with a large shallow private beach on six sea to sea native acres of north Lubbers Cay. This ideal, clandestine getaway provides a perfect sanctuary bordered by the brilliant Sea of Abaco bathed by the rising sun and moon. Finding Moonrise is your private 'Slice of Paradise' Easy access to Cracker P's, Tahiti Beach, Hope Town, Marsh Harbour, area reefs and more with boat rentals. Sustainable solar energy provides a silent and reliable power source for your classically styled pioneer wooden cottage. Amusement by curly tail lizards, abundant resident sea life right under the dock and tropical birds flutter into your meditations. Easy access by rental boat or water taxi, safe, private and carefree living in an organic and protected environment. Fresh air, fragrant blossoms, the luxury of silence, open skies, and calming views. A bedroom with a king size bed and king sized view without curtains speak to your privacy at Moonrise.

Comfortably Tropically Green: 'The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man'. ~Author Unknown
Unplug and Indulge in the peaceful water and soft sand of your own beach. Marvel at the infinity of a star-washed sky. From our guests:'Nothing compared to Moonrise and its seclusion. You can literally walk around naked! The lot is gorgeous with tropical trees and flowers and plants. It is very private, a great place for relaxation, solitude, romance . . . you name it! We are so glad we chose Moonrise.' 'Moonrise For Romance was just what we needed.....and actually went way beyond our expectations'
'Our experience here was simply awesome! After researching several options, we landed at Moonrise. Thank you universe . . . thank you Marlee. How often can you find a place so far from home that is so comfortable that you are immediately at home? Wow, Wow, Wow. We felt like imperial guests at some one's home - not your typical rental house -- empty, barren, cold, this is paradise!

Personal Freedom Undisturbed Privacy: Our spirits have been nurtured completely. So peaceful, only the sounds of nature. This has not only been a life-changing experience, but one we will cherish in our hearts forever' The view every morning was spectacular!
You will love the sleeping accommodations! No curtains mar the waterfront views. The entire cottage and grounds are absolutely charming and romantic! The bathroom is a unique separate building -- very clean, very close, flush toilet . . . no problem. You will absolutely love the garden shower that is outside among the plants.'
Landscaping is very natural and beautiful attracting many wild birds. This is an adventure best suited to those who appreciate ecology and a simply elegant new age pioneer lifestyle experience. Solar electricity with abundant energy, charging laptops, cameras, etc, no problem. Time to leave the electronics in a bag and embrace the real culture of a wild island experience gently tamed by the conscious hands of the artist owner.

Open Style Living: The cottage was designed to open to the daily sunshine and breezes with very large screened windows. There is no air conditioning and for the months of August and September the cottage is not generally available for rent. The exception is if you are happy to have your cooling provided by fans and water immersion (my personal favorite). This is a very, very comfortable lifestyle for those wishing to decompress and become self aware and conscious of the cycle of life in harmony with nature. If you like 'glamping' this will exceed your expectations and become an unforgettable experience in the bosom of nature.
Nurture your spirit, commune with nature, reconnect with inner peace and the beauty that unfolds into your daily view. Leave your clothing and cares behind and find idle time on the private beach year round. Embrace the kiss of nature Wifi available. Moonrise is not air conditioned ( hate noisy generators and motors). Cooled with fans in summer and the prevailing south east breezes. Solar power supplies all comfort and convenience with minimum energy conservation! This cottage appreciated by guests comfortable with boating . Charter by Alburys Ferry 20 minute ride from Marsh Harbour. Lots more fun to rent a boat.
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Sleeping Configuration
Unique bedroom
  • King
  • Sofa bed
4For extra guests and children there are foam mattresses ..3 singles. The futon is a double size. Bathroom is separated with commode in separate flush outhouse and the shower/sink is near king bedroom on ground floor with living tropical plants.
Pets Allowed
Small pets only
Smoking Allowed
No smoking indoors ever. If you smoke responsibly and don't leave filters outdoors I will relax this rule. Natural tobacco products welcomed.
Family/Kid Friendly
My children loved the freedom, there are no children books and toys but there are hammocks, a swing and beach perch for young pirates.
Suitable for Events
Weddings and anniversary events. Ask for permission.
Parking Included
There is a private dock for your boat with a mooring line to protect the boat from damages in the event of storms.
Smoking Allowed
No smoking indoors ever. If you smoke responsibly and don't leave filters outdoors I will relax this rule. Natural tobacco products welcomed.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not accessible, sorry.

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Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
What we supply
Please bring your own personal toiletries. Leave the hair dryer behind, you will love air dried hair.
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
Grill on portable gas grill or over wood and charcoal on firepit. The woods are full of wood to enjoy fireside cooking your catch of the day.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Stereo/DVD Player
iPhone Dock
Full Kitchen
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
I enjoy creative cuisine so everything is supplied for you to prepare gourmet meals.
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Small campfires allowed at firepit or beach. Responsible fire safety expected.

Shared spaces

Who needs a pool when you have an ocean flotation experience over miles of shallow water at the beach. I think you will love it.


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Water skiing
Water tubing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)l



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I am a naturalist and artist and keep moving into a vision of earth harmony and connection to earth stewards. I grew up on a farm in North Western Canada and moved to the east before I began to travel south for vacations and got hooked on tropical weather. I began the construction of Moonrise with my husband and young family however the marriage failed in the second year and I was afforded the opportunity to live as a single mom, single resident on a tropical island. I considered myself the queen of the island until others began to arrive and settle the island. I grew into the experience of building and living in a new age lifestyle and learning a respect for nature, discarding much of the unnecessary baggage in my life and focusing on finding inner peace. Moonrise is a triumph over obstacles for a humble farm girl who was determined to prove the skeptics wrong when they declared that I could not do this on my own. I had more time than money so in my free time, I would boat to the outer shores and I began to collect sea glass found on the beaches. This passion evolved into a jewelry art enterprise after I learned silversmith skills so I could set local antique sea glass into fine jewelry. Now I am focusing on developing a style of oil painting in additional to my one of a kind sea glass designs. You can find me on face book if you are interested. My brand is Abacoseglass
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 11AM - 5PM
Check Out11AM

Require Charter Ferry or Boat Rental I will assist with arranging.

Payment Policy
Zelle or wire transfer preferred. 50% required to confirm reservation balance due 2 weeks before arrival. Security deposit returned within 15 days of departure.
Refundable Damage Deposit
This is a volunteer calendar as the initial step to make flight arrangements.
Cancellation Policy
Understand that you reserve a time which blocks anyone else desiring to find availability. Therefore you are responsible for full payment which will only be refunded if another guest will book the time you confirmed. This is fair to me as an owner and guests who were blocked by your reservation. For emergency cancellation, I will offer exchange week if possible.
House Rules
Memo on living in solar power island waterfront home provided before check in. Check in and departure times are flexible if there is no conflict with another guest.
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Fun on tropical Sea
This is for vacationers who love boating, sailing, reef diving and snorkeling, fishing, kite surfing,