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

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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

Marsh Harbour Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children 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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On the Rocks - Idyllic Cottage - Overlooking the Sea of Abaco with a Boat Dock
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Leeds, UK
5

Breath-taking

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We have no hesitation in recommending "on the rocks" - excellent position and exactly as it looks in the pictures. Fully equipped. Very clean and well maintained. Christopher was very helpful in the run-up to our 4 weeks here with information on places to see and visit, where to hire a car etc. Planning to repeat the experience next year, perhaps with some close friends. The restaurants in Marsh Harbour were generally very good. Car hire expensive so after the 1st week we used local taxi's mostly and hired a boat from Blue Wave rentals for a while.

No night life, so if you're looking to party go somewhere else (we weren't so excellent for us). The highlight was waking up and having breakfast on the balcony watching Eagle Rays swim by less than 2 metres away, the Trigger fish nibbling the rocks, the occasional Turtle and pod of Dolphin and the Barracuda that took up residence for a few days. Fishing off the balcony is excellent and fruitful, plenty of good sized Snapper!

The other highlight was sipping wine in the evening and watching the stars. And the other highlight was watching the sunset. The other highlight was Hope Town and taking lunch and an afternoon sipping wine watching the world go by. The other highlight was steak at the Jib Room on a Saturday night. Although the Lobster salad at Curly Tails and Japanese Grouper Curry at Mangoes were great. Another highlight was the friendliness of the people we met, from Taxi drivers to shop staff to waiters - very friendly, relaxed and helpful. Guess we had rather a lot of highlights them during our stay, mentioned just a few here.

To put this holiday in perspective we've been to the Caribbean lots of times, Barbados (twice) St Lucia (twice) Aruba, Puerto Rico, Cancun, BVI etc. but this place is something else, extra-ordinarily relaxed, beautiful and if you like aquatic life simply stunning. I can fully understand why Christopher chose to build his property here.

Problems were minimal, mosquito/s had a decent meal off me but only 2 nights out of 28 so this wasn't an issue. No nasties, no "no-see-ums" hardly any flies at all (a couple of gigantic wasps though!)

My partner suffers from MS but no issue's using the property and managed to board the boat and disembark, at low tide, from the dock over the narrow road from On The Rocks.

Breath-taking
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Marsh Harbour Abaco
Vail
4

Honeymoon

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My wife and I stayed at the cottage. It was close enough but far away from the downtown area of Marsh.
It was convenient to Guana, Man-o-war, Hopetown, and the other smaller islands. Rent a boat, don't need a Car. Great place to walk or run. Close to the Ferry as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you and Jennifer enjoyed your 8 days. Had not realised it was your honeymoon.
The town is easily accessible by ether boat or car from On the Rocks. Just 2 miles up the road
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5

Nice Quite Location Near Marsh Harbour

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My buddy and I stayed at "On The Rocks" for 4 nights in early August 2013 and very much enjoyed our stay. The cottage is located on a very quite and beautiful portion of the Eastern Shore outside of Marsh Harbour, but still plenty close enough to Marsh Harbour businesses and restaurants if you have a car. The commute only takes about 8 to10 minutes. The cottage is well appointed with amenities and has beautiful views of the Sea of Abaco. The owner has recently built a boat dock across the street from his cottage which gives anyone with a boat a very convenient and nice place to keep their boat. I would gladly stay there again !!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim and I am glad that it worked out for you. Hope you do manage to return some day.
Regards Christopher
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London, UK
5

Beautifully situated holiday escape

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
My boyfriend and I stayed at ‘On the Rocks’ for a week last December and we absolutely loved it. It is the perfect holiday cottage – beautifully situated with incredible views, very comfortable and well-equipped. The large outdoor deck above the sea is lovely for having breakfast in the morning and for enjoying the fantastic sunsets with a gin and tonic in the evening!

The cottage is in a great location – very peaceful and private but close to Marsh Harbour for supermarkets and restaurants, etc. Christopher was extremely helpful and there is also information in the cottage on getting around and activities. We rented a boat for the week which was a great way of exploring all the nearby cays – beautiful beaches and crystal clear turquoise water for snorkelling.

We had an incredible holiday and would highly recommend ‘On the Rocks’ to others.
Owner's Response: Thank you Lucinda for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

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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Availability & Rates

Marsh Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $100.00

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 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:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Steps down to the Sea, shallow depth 4 ft. at low water. Bring rock shoes for comfort.
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