|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Knoll's Landing Bonefishing & Family Hide-Away
We are located in Pleasant Harbour, North Andros, Bahamas.
If you are looking for a Secluded location for Family & Fly-Fishing groups, you found the right place. We are only 10 minutes by Flats Boat to The World Famous Joulter Cays. These shallow Flats are the home to schools of Bonefish, Permit & Tarpon. It's the best Fly-fishing in the Bahamas with it's miles of flats & crystal clear waters.
If snorkeling & diving is what you are looking for, we have it all.
The accommodations are clean, well appointed with very thing you need for a great vacation.
We have Guides to take you out Fly-fishing on their Flats Boats.
We have a 15' Boston Whaler available for Snorkeling & Deep Sea Fishing with our guide 'Yello'
Here at Knoll's Landing is perfect for Snorkeling on our Reefs, Fishing off our Dock or just Beach combing & Relaxing in the Sun. A wonderful safe place for Children.
Diane Knoll has been living in the Caribbean for most of her life & found Andros to be the best you can find when it comes to all water sports. This beautiful water front Location is truly a spot you don't want to miss. Diane wants to share her Paradise with you. This is a Fabulously Secluded Hide-Away. Come & Enjoy it.
Beautiful Beach, Snorkeling, Fishing & Accommodations. Here in Pleasant Harbour is where you will find 'Knoll's Landing Bonefishing & Family Hide Away' We are known for the most beautiful beach on Andros. Here is where the Bonefish Flats start & the Snorkeling is the very best with our small Reef just in front of our place or walking down to Money Point for Sand Dollars, picking up shells & Bonefish in the shallow waters is a thrill. Bird watching is really good. Go out to the Golden Cays by boat to deeper Reef to see Stag-horn Coral reaching up 30 feet from the bottom to surface. All of our boats are up to date & with wonderful guides.
Our accommodations are cozy and pleasing to be in. Furnished with Rattan, open Beam Ceiling keeps it cool with ceiling fans and all Units have AC. Knoll's Landing is beautifully Landscaped on 2-1/2 acres of Shoreline with tall Coconut Palms, Casarina, Sea Grapes. The property is filled with Hibiscus & Bougainvillea to name a few to give it its Island Flavor. It's time now for you to come see for yourself and enjoy a bit of Paradise.
For you Devoted Anglers & Non Fisherman: Our Guides will take you by Flats boat to ' The Famous Joulter Cays' & 'Bonefish World'. There you will find miles of Flats with Bonefish, Tarpon & Permit. The vastness of the Flats is unbelievable with schools of fish and only min's away. After a day out on the Flats you can wade out in our Bay & keep on fishing or catch a Mutton Snapper off our dock. - Our Place is wonderful for you Non-Fisherman with all it's beauty. We offer snorkeling on our small Reef just in front or walking the empty white sand beach down to 'Money Point' for sand dollars & shelling. Go bird watching down our back road to 'Still Water Bay'. There are day when the Dolphins & Turtles come into our Bay. You will also see large Star Fish & sometimes Rays. Kayaking on Crystal clear smooth water is a favorite pastime for our guest or just chilling In the evenings sipping your favorite cocktail at Sun Set on the dock with the cool Bahama breeze.. Once you are here you'll never want to leave.
Amenities & Activities: Fresh Fish, Conch & Lobsters available daily. Boats with Guide upon request for Fly fishing on a Flats Boats, 15' Boston Whaler (for snorkeling trips) All boats in the water in front of Knoll's Landing. Your Guide will be happy to teach you how to tie Fly's along with learning how to Fly-fish for those Gray Ghost know as Bonefish. There are tours available upon request for hire or rent a car for a day to visit some of our local attractions like the Blue Holes (fresh water swimming), Captain Charlie Morgen's Cave & Red Bay's (known for their straw basket weaving). In Fresh Creek you have Androsia Batik Print factory. There are Taxi's & Car rentals easily available and we recommend getting one for a day or so. Andros is the largest Island in the Bahamas over 104 miles long & 45 miles wide & lots to see. There are some charming small local restaurants that serve very good Bahamian food. Andros is know as the 'Sleeping Giant'. not a commercial Island at all, but yet you can get a lot of fresh grown veggies here in our Winter months from the Mennonites Farm or the Government Packing house.
I'm Diane Knoll and I have lived here on Andros Island for 26 years. Moved from St John USVI, Florida & Ct.
I then found this Bay of Pleasant Harbour with its beautiful white sand beach and fell in love with it.. Great swimming, diving, fishing and wonderful people.
I have been a sailing gal for most of my life. I can see visiting boats coming into Morgan's Bluff from our place. I have fun talking with them on my VHF radio & going out with my dingy for a visit. In coming boats are always welcome at Morgen's Bluff & Knoll's Landing.
Diane Knoll purchased this cottage in 1989
This Property is the most beautiful location on Andros with its white sand beach. great fishing and swimming. My home is located in the middle of all the rental accommodations. I am here to help you with all your needs at all times.
Andros has the most friendly people I have every had the pleasure to known and have come to love them like Family.
It's been my home for 26 years after travailing around the World. There is no place like it. Come and enjoy your vacation here at Knoll's landing. Sincerely, Diane Knoll
We are located on 2-1/2 acres of Beach Front with beautifully landscaped with tall Coconut Palms, Native Plants and Australian Pine trees that gives you shade and a cool breeze. Lounging in the yard or on the patio and looking out to the Golden Cays over it's crystal clear waters and ever changing colors of blue is something you will never forget. I would love to share my little peace of Paradise with you.
Diane & Rodney - Thank you both for opening up your home, sharing your love of Andros and being such gracious & wonderful host. Our week here has been nothing short of amazing -from snorkeling, fishing, catching crawfish & talking with both of you! Thank you for the tours of town, exploring the Blue Holes & the local Festival. We are truely Blessed to share these moments & memories with such amazing & selfless people. We look forward to many more vacations at Knoll's landing - We will see you both next fall..Love to you both, God Bless, Angela & Scott
this is our favorite bonefishing destination. The fishing is fantastic, the hosts are wonderful and the enviroment is beautiful.
This is a great destination for dedicated fisherman.
Our family of four spent Spring Break here based on the photos and reviews on the HomeAway website. Diane is a gracious hostess who seems to know everyone on the island. She went out her way to set up a charter flight to and from Nassau, a taxi from Andros airport, scheduled a lady to plait my daughters hair, as well as suggested accommodations in Nassau prior to our arrival.
The property, Knoll's Landing, is a secluded beachfront paradise on an otherwise relatively undeveloped island. If you want nightlife and a cruise ship atmosphere, stay in Nassau At Knolls landing, nature provides ample entertainment for those who want an authentic island experience.
Our beach house slept my wife and two kids comfortably with wind and waves to lull us to sleep each night. There is no cell service and the internet access was intermittent, but this was actually a positive since my wife could not check work email and our teenage daughter could not text friends all vacation. We found our daughter to be a very likable child when her nose is not buried in an iPhone and, surprisingly, the feeling was mutual.
My son and I came for the bonefish. We scheduled 2 days on the water and Rodney is an exceptional guide and all around great guy, but the weather did not cooperate so no fish were hooked. Such are the vicissitudes of fishing, especially early season.
Snorkeling, swimming and spearfishing for lobster are available directly off the beach, but for more diverse seascapes, Diane can schedule a snorkeling day trip to a nearby island which is about 20 minutes offshore. Our snorkeling guide, Yellow, was one of the kindest most soft spoken men I have ever met. He was very attentive to my 12 year old as he navigated to reefs, and he had an eagle eye for spotting lobsters for my son to spear.
Writing this review makes me eager to return if the opportunity should present itself, and my son and I would readily hire Rodney for another shot at bonefish or even tarpon in the summer months. We would have no reservations about recommending this property to likeminded couples or families.
We chose this rental on Andros Island for our three-generation family of six because it offered close proximity to excellent bonefishing for our two flyfishers, a beautiful setting in a protected bay with a close-in reef for our 8 and 11 year old grandchildren to snorkel, interesting and varied habitat for all of us to explore, and a quiet, private location for relaxing. Our accommodations included the two bedroom cottage plus a lovely studio with a kingsize bed and an amazing bathroom with a view of the ocean for us grandparents. We shared the kitchen in the cottage.
What made the week so fantastic was the friendly, attentive care that our hosts extended to our family. Diane was always available to help with anything we needed from extra groceries to a trip to the "blue hole in the ocean" at Conch Sound. Since we did not rent a car for the week, her help in these areas was incalculable. Captain Rodney provided excellent guide service for several fishing trips to Joulters Cay. Both Diane and Rodney were full of interesting stories about Andros and its fascinating history and culture. In addition to our adventures with them, we found plenty to do within walking distance of Knoll's Landing, including snorkeling in the bay, swimming at Money Point, birding in the estuary, and exploring the beach and nearby ponds. After a week, we felt like family. We highly recommend Knoll's Landing for serious flyfishers and, especially, for those who want to bring along non-fishing members of the family. It was a perfect choice for us!
Correction: The flight was $300 one way for FIVE of us, or $60 each, from Nassau Airport to the airport on North Andros for our stay on North Andros Island. Sea kayaks, enough to fit three people, are also available at Knolls's Landing, as are two adult and one child's bicycle. When the weather allows, which is most of the time, Rodney provides bonefishing guide services. His boat is on-site. Diane arranged the flights and taxi. She knows the the best restaurants and sights. We even got discounts because of her presence!
My family of five (parents, grandparents, grandson) just returned from a 5-night stay in the cottage just after Christmas 2010. Diane's beautiful property is right on the beach. It is located on a long, rutted dirt road, 10 miles from the nearest settlement. The cottage is nicely furnished and decorated with a nautical theme. We are not bonefishermen (and it was too windy during our stay to even try), but we found plenty of activities to keep us occupied: walks on the beach, a long bike ride to Nichols Town, snorkeling, book reading, scuba diving at Forfar Field Station (C-card or prior resort course required).
Diane is a fantastic host. She and Rodney live in the house between the rental units. She is almost always accessible and she will do her best to make your stay enjoyable. She will arrange the flights from Nassau for you ($300 each way), as well as the taxi from the airport to/from her home ($40). She gave us a local cell phone to use during our stay. She also gave us a wonderful tour of North Andros in her minivan one afternoon. She has lived on the island for over 20 years. She will recommend things to do and places to go.
Helpful Notes: You should read Frommers' online description of Andros before your book, so you know what to expect. Andros is authentic Bahamas, which means it is underdeveloped. You should expect to spend most of your time relaxing in and out of the water. The property is very secluded. If you want to snorkel elsewhere, go diving, or even eat at a local restaurant, you will need to rent a car ($80/day for a car in average condition). Diane will arrange the rental car for you. Gas is $5/gallon. The "bedrooms" in the cottage are really sleeping alcoves. If your family desires more privacy, consider renting the studio and upstairs apartment instead. Water is supplied from a cistern. Hurricanes ruined the underground well years ago. You will be asked to conserve water. The kitchen is very well supplied. There are several grocery stores on the island. Expect to pay at least 75% more than you would in the States. Liquor and non-US wine, however, are inexpensive on island. We filled a suitcase with dry/canned goods, cheese, salami, and frozen meats. We only purchased milk, yogurt, eggs, and fresh fruits/vegetables on the island. The cottage has WiFi, an old TV, and a DVD player. Diane has one satellite receiver, so you watch what she watches. The cottage has a small, but well-stocked library.
We have just returned from 4 days in the upstairs apartment at this resort.
It was impossible to stay in the apartment between the hours of 2-7pm because of the intense heat, due to the inability of the air conditioner to cope with the lack of insulation in the roof.
This, combined with the request to take 'one, one minute shower per day, the hard pillows and no change of toweld made our stay far from satisfactory
Leonard and Christina Smith
KNOLL'S LANDING, North Andros If you don't like crowds or noisy cities & don't demand modern entertainment, sophisticated living or fancy dining. If you love to view the nighttime Stars, unpolluted by city lights, then you must try our peace here on North Andros. 'Fly-Fishing' in the shallow water just in front of our place. Bonefish the 'Worlds Famous Joulter Cays' miles of flats or snorkeling on our Reef in front of your accommodation. Walk miles of White Sand Beach. Relax on a lounge Chair or Hammock under the tall Coconut Palms in cool breeze. Then you have found the right place for your Vacation Holiday. The Island of Andros is the largest in the Bahamas, but is the least populated less than 9200 & very friendly people. Andros Island is an 'Angler's Paradise', with an ecology unmatched by any other island. Come see for yourself with all it's beauty. Our guests often tell us, 'When we leave Andros our hearts is still with you!' Thank you for visiting our Website. Diane Knoll at Knoll's Landing
Other Activities: Fly-Fishing for: Bonefish, Tarpon & Permit on the beautiful flats - Snorkeling on our Crystal clear Reefs - Bird watching - exploring Henry Morgan's Cave at the Bluff - Red Bays for hand make strew baskets.
No Golfing on Andros.... Just fun in the Sun & Water Sports...
We only have Bahama Sun and warm weather all year round,
Activities: Bonefishing, fly fishing, sport fishing, spear fishing, snorkeling, swimming, biking, kayaking, shelling & bird watching.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest|
Flight into Nassau to "San Andros International Air Port" North Andros.
Western Air has 2 flights daily - Charters also available Check Glen Pratt - Cell - 1 (242) 471-1860
I will arrange Taxi to bring you out to Knoll's Landing with any stops for your every day needs.
50% deposit to hold all Reservation with balance due 45 days before arrival date by Check only.
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