FAQ




What kind of fishing is available?


Andros is considered the Bonefish capital of the world, not to mention great reef and deep sea fishing. See our "FISHING" page



Can I hire a guide?


Yes, please Click Here for our list of recommended fishing guides.



Do I need to bring my own equipment?


Yes, we do not supply fishing or diving equipment.



Do you have bugs?


We are a tropical island. However, since we are located on the windward side of the island with full exposure to the sea breezes, our "bug problem" is minimal. The best defense when the wind dies down is a repellent--anything from Cutter's to Avon Skin-so-Soft works. Or just step inside until the breeze picks up again.



How do I get to Andros?


Click HERE and view our "Getting There" page



What type of weather can I expect?


The northern Bahamas remain quite temperate year-round--most of the days are like perfect spring and summer days. Winter weather sometimes can bring a "blow" from the north--which can make for choppy seas. Daytime temperatures can drop to the low 70s. Summer can usually be marked by a short afternoon shower somewhere--not necessarily over us! Average summer temperature is 88, with long days and comfortable nights. For a more accurate temperature and rainfall information Click Here : (NASSAU WEATHER courtesy of Intellicast.com (Fresh Creek, Andros is 26 nautical miles from Nassau).



Can I buy all our food supply on the island or do we bring it with us?


There are several food stores in town, however they are not like our big grocery stores here at home. They usually have a fresh supply of vegetables and some fruit and dairy products and frozen meats. Mostly they carry dry goods. Please contact us directly for a more detailed list of food items we recommend bringing over with you. There are services available to order food from Nassau and have groceries delivered to the island. Contact us for further details.



What kind of electricity do you use?


Electric is the same as North America -- 110/120 volts.



What should I bring on my vacation?


Bathing suits, beach cover ups, shorts, cotton slacks, T-shirts, flip-flops. A sweater, sweatshirt, or windbreaker in the winter is a good idea. If it doesn't fit under your airline seat, you probably don't need it. You should bring shampoo and any other personal toiletries. All rooms have beach and bath towels and blow dryers.



Can I drink the tap water?


Absolutely. Andros is in the fresh water business--we have tons of it and we ship our water to Nassau and the Abacos. We have a whole house water system installed so that the drinking water is as good as or better than any bottled water.



Is there any night life?


There are no nightclubs or casinos but you can see great star shows, and swim or skinny dip from our small private beach. On weekends, there are a few local "discos" in town.



Is there any place I can rent my own boat?


At this time there are no private boat rentals on Andros--but a captained boat can be chartered. Please contact us for more information.



Are there any rental cars on the island?


Yes--a few. Usually they are privately owned cars that someone is willing to rent for the day. Rates vary. Please let us know if you will need a car and we will make arrangements for you. Another option might be hiring a taxi to tour you around. Average touring rate is $30 an hour.



Is there anything else to see on the island?


Andros is very undeveloped, which means there are acres and acres of bush, undeveloped pine forests, and big distances between villages. If you want to see more of the island there are several ways to do it:
By car: From Fresh Creek, the most interesting tour would be to head north up to Nicholstown, passing farms, blue holes, and Andros Pine forests along the way. Allow a minimum of 3 hours--4 if you go over to the west side and Red Bays.
By bike or by foot: Discover Fresh Creeks village streets to get an idea of local "town" life, or bike to the Androsia Batik Factory and Lighthouse Club Marina. Weekends are more lively.



Is there anything to buy on the island?


The Androsia Factory is just three miles away. Androsia is the batik island clothing and fabric store. You can explore the factory and watch them make the batik fabric, and shop at the outlet store for some great deals. Androsia is located in Fresh Creek and has been in business since 1973. Andros is also known for its straw baskets and wood carvings from Red Bays.. A excursion to Red Bays is a worthwhile trip.



What kind of money do you use?


We use Bahamian dollars, which are on par with the US dollar and used inter-changeably. If you have US dollars, there is no need to change money. Credit cards are accepted at very few if any restaurant’s or stores. There is a RCB bank with an ATM a short bike ride from the house.



What is the water temperature? Do I need a wet suit?


Between fall & Spring a wet suit is recommended. Click here for a chart that will give you a general idea of the water temperatures and what weight wetsuit you might need



Do you supply fishing or dive gear?


No.



How many people does the house sleep?


12 people



Do you have bicycles?


Yes we have 2 bicycles



Do you have kayaks?


Yes we have three 2 man ocean kayaks



Can we get a baby sitter?


Yes we have several reliable, energetic ladies available for a modest charge. Just let us know if you will be requiring a babysitter and we will help make arrangements for you.



Is maid service available?


Yes arrangements can be made for maid service for a modest charge.



Is there electricity on the dock?


We have 110 volt, fresh water and the best fish cleaning station on the island.



What size boat fits your dock?


Up to 36’



Is there AC?


Yes we have central air throughout the house.



Do you allow pets?


No.