ON THE ROCKS - IDYLLIC COTTAGE - OVERLOOKING THE SEA OF ABACO WITH A BOAT DOCK

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ON THE ROCKS - IDYLLIC COTTAGE - OVERLOOKING THE SEA OF ABACO WITH A BOAT DOCK

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

In an idyllic location on the impressive and beautiful peninsula of The Eastern Shore and overlooking the Sea of Abaco and Sugar Loaf Cay. The closest thing to being on an island without the need for a boat!

'On the Rocks' is just two miles from the town of Marsh Harbour and the ferry to Guana Cay and within walking distance to the HopeTown and Man of War ferries. The town has a good selection of shops, supermarkets and medical facilities all staffed by friendly and helpful people. Car and Boat Rentals are available locally and there is a good taxi service to and from the International Airport just 20 minutes away. Golf is available at Treasure Cay and Winding Bay and divers are serviced by two well established Dive Shops in the town.

The cottage is a well equipped, cool and comfortable home. One can walk, run and swim in complete safety along Eastern Shore whilst those not so energetically inclined can read and lie in the sun and relax on the large deck. An ideal haven for painters or writers who feel like a change of workplace. Those interested in bird watching (the feathered variety that is) can attempt to see the Abaco Parrots on forays into the surrounding countryside. The view of sunrise and sunset from the deck is spectacular and the constant activity of the passing boats by day or sitting under the stars at night means there is always something to capture one's imagination.

Boat Rental available from (website hidden) and others. Car Rentals http://www.bahamas.com/vendor/sea-star-rentals

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Christopher

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We lived in Abaco from 2005 to 2007 and built the cottage at that time. We love the beauty of Abaco with all its opportunities for boating and relaxing and the feeling of time standing still.

Christopher purchased this cottage in 2007

We built the cottage because we fell in love with the location and wanted a home with the comfort of modern living.

The cottage is beautifully located looking out over the Sea of Abaco and Sugar Loaf Cay. It is ideal for swimming and snorkeling and very safe.

All the amenities are close by. The town with shops, restaurants and medical facilities is just 2 miles away and only 7 miles from the International Airport. When the sea is rough there is no need to get on a ferry to do anything as everything is on the mainland. When the sun shines the ferries to neighbouring Cays are only a mile down the road.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 11 traveler reviews

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On the Rocks - Idyllic Cottage - Overlooking the Sea of Abaco with a Boat Dock
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Tampa, Florida
5

GREAT STAY, EVEN IN FOUL WEATHER!

  • 5 of 5
We booked two nights (and extended to a third) and had a great time. We ended up being for the formation of Hurricane Arthur, so had a very different trip compared to our normal Bahamas summer stays. The house was ideal for two couples, with basically a suite at each end of the house and common areas in the middle. We wasted room in our luggage bringing beach towels; there are plenty at the house. We took a cab straight from the airport to the boat rental, then tied it up to the excellent dock behind the house. Even in the foul weather during our stay, we were able to take the "weather windows" and enjoy easy access to the nearby islands in our small rental boat. The views were as great as the photos. We have traveled through Marsh many times, but never actually stayed there. The central location worked out great, and a quick boat ride took us to food and shops when necessary.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deric you seemed to make the best of your time even in the inclement weather. On the Rocks is ideally situated for traveling both North or South depending on the wind direction and weather conditions.
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
South Carolina
5

PERFECT COTTAGE IN PARADISE!

  • 5 of 5
"On the Rocks" cottage in Marsh Harbour was perfect for our family! Convenient location to many sights, great snorkeling from the house, and beautiful sunsets from the deck. The owner was helpful and timely with any questions. Highly recommended for a small family or two couples.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your week suited your family so well Brandy. We try to ensure that all your needs are taken care of. I hope one day to see you back again.

Regards Christopher
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Cape Elizabeth Maine USA
5

SIMPLY AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were only able to stay for 5 days and that was the single biggest mistake we made. On The Rocks is in a perfect location with lots of privacy and amazing views. It is also close to everything so making a quick trip to restaurants, stores or the ferry to the outer islands is easy. Great Abaco Theater was watching the fish right from the deck. With rays, dolphin, angel and lion fish just to name a few we had a great time. We started everyday with a swim right at the house. I would certainly recommend On The Rocks to anyone visiting Great Abaco and look forward to me next and LONGER visit.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Where do you live?
5

BONEFISHER

  • 5 of 5
Had a great time at On The Rocks. Would definitely recommend it to anyone. And the wi-fi actually worked which is an issue in Bahamas! We will be staying again.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review Dana. Yes I find that the wifi is good and important to have when you are away from home.
I have passed on your information as regards Justin Sands for Bone Fishing.
Thanks again look forward to having you back.
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Toronto canada
5

PERFECT VACATIONS

  • 5 of 5
We're just coming back from our vacations in the lovely cottage on the rock . This house is absolutely perfect if you're looking for peace and tranquility. You can't beat the view from the deck . It is amazing. Just being able to snorkel every day right from the deck was such a relaxing experience. We went snorkeling every day.
Taking a nap on the deck , reading, falling asleep to the sound of the waves was extra.
We enjoyed watching the sunset every evening. Amazing view and very romantic.
The house is very clean, well equipped for cooking and decorated with taste. I love the flowers in front and it is also very private.
Chris the owner was also very helpful and give us lots of advice on the island. ( beach, ferry, car rental..)
My personal advice . Go and have some drinks at Conky Joe located by the harbor ( just as the locals) .
I recommend this house without hesitation. Lovely people, lovely vacations, lovely island.
Elisabeth
  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabeth, I am glad that you had such a relaxing time and were able to enjoy all the local amenities. Thank you for the tip about Conky Joe's.
I very much appreciate your review. Christopher
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THE PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at “On The Rocks” and what a fabulous cottage this is !!
The property is situated at the end of a very quiet private road. The House is very spacious with a lovely large bedroom with on suite bathroom and a great sized second bedroom. The decking that over hangs the sea is wonderful. With steps directly into the water, it was perfect for the morning swim. The perfect place to watch the fish by day and study the amazing stars at night. The kitchen has all you need to cook and the property also has great WiFi.
Christopher was incredibly helpful from the first contact and throughout, offering advice on local restaurants, beaches and Islands to explore. He always answered any emails immediately and even arranged to have us collected from the airport and taken to the property.
Marsh Harbour has some lovely restaurants. We especially enjoyed “Jamies” which serves local Bahamian fare, “The Jib Room” on the other side of the harbour serves great lunch and “Java” coffee shop is a must for any caffeine junkies !! For diving and snorkelling I would highly recommend “Dive Abaco”. The owner is a Canadian called Keith who made us feel very welcome.
We rented a car for our trip and this is really a good thing to do. There is a lovely Bay about 30 mins by car called “Treasure Cay”. Stunning beach and crystal clear water. This is also the place to get the ferry to Green Turtle Cay. A beautiful island that is well worth the trip. The ferry to Hope Town and Man O War go from the ferry office that is a 10 min stroll from “On The Rocks”.
The best part of being in Marsh Harbour though was coming back to “On The Rocks” after a day exploring and relaxing in this great house.
I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to go to the Bahamsas to go to Marsh Harbour and stay at “On The Rocks” a real home from home.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Mermaid Reef
"Great snorkelling"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To Hope Town & Man of War Cay
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Eastern Shore
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abaco Beach Hotel
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
The Abaco Club, Winding Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Several
Nearest Point of Interest
Mermaid Reef
Nearest Point of Interest
Private Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferries to Hope Town & Man of War Cay
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Guana Cay
Nearest Point of Interest
The Rib Room
Car: recommended

Directions from Marsh Harbour International Airport to

“On the Rocks” Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

The airport is currently in a bit of a mess as a new terminal is being built and the roads are not finished. If you arrive at the International section, which is very small, you will come through Immigration collect your bags, pass through Customs and head out of the door. If arriving at the Domestic section you exit the apron to the right of the terminal and wait for your bags to be delivered to the gate, very informal.

If getting a taxi the normal rate from the airport to the cottage is $25.

If you are hiring a car from Sea Star Rentals their office is nearby to the right. When you come out of the International section you will head to the right past the entrance to the Domestic section bear in mind that it is very small. You will see the new terminal almost finished over to the left. You will cross a road heading right and you will see cars parked on grass and a wooden building up on stilts. You go upstairs to the office.

It is best to ask how to exit the airport because the roads are changing with the construction.

Travel along a dual carriageway (road in very bad condition) and reach a roundabout in approximately a quarter of a mile. Roundabout has large model parrot in the middle.

Take first exit (not the road under construction) left heading towards town on Great Abaco Highway, passing Abaco Neem and Pine Woods Nursery on your right.

Travel straight on for about 2 miles. The road name changes to Dan Mackey Boulevard at junction with a Texaco Gas Station on the left. Proceed straight on until you reach the one and only working traffic light in Marsh Harbour, less than a mile. Turn right onto Queen Elizabeth Highway. The road proceeds about half a mile and at Mermaid Plaza bears round to the left to a T Junction, looking out over the harbour. (Be careful roads not in good condition). Turn right onto Bay Street. Proceed along Bay Street and in about a mile you will pass Albury’s Ferry Terminal on your right after which you will enter Eastern Shore, an unmade up road. “On the Rocks” is approximately three quarters of a mile down the road on the left hand side. It is the last house before a gate across the road, grey single story with green shutters.

It is preferable if you reverse into the parking space on the town side of the cottage, left hand side when looking at it. Please put rope across entrance when not in use for parking to avoid being used for unauthorised turning by public traffic.

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Marsh Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,400
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $100

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Marsh Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Living Room
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twins can be converted to a King size bed., Baby Cribs (1) Travel Cot, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa-bed in the living area makes into a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • duty free shops
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
Notes:
Steps down to the Sea, shallow depth 4 ft. at low water. Bring rock shoes for comfort.
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