|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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
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 has a private dock located across the road on Sugar Loaf Creek. 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.
On the Rocks is breathtaking! The sunsets are beautiful, the marine life is great, and the location is ideal. The property is just 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown Marsh Harbour. We saved so much money by having a kitchen and bought all of our groceries at Maxwells, the local grocery store. The house has a grill and a full kitchen with everything you need. The owner was also very helpful and even called to check in and had his housekeeper stop by to say hello. While here I suggest diving with Keith at Dive Abaco, fishing with Clint at Blackfly Lodge, visiting Nippers and Treasure Cay, and snorkeling at Mermaid reef. Diving was amazing. We saw so much wildlife including sting rays and sea turtles. We even saw sting rays, schools of fish, and much more right off of the back of the house! Coco Beach Bar at Treasure Cay and Nippers on Guana Cay both have breathtaking beaches and affordable food and drinks. You must go! Fishing with Clint was great as well. We even rented a pole from Fishing Boy and caught countless amounts of fish right off of the back porch. I highly suggest staying here. It was a PERCECT vacation.
Very nice vacation cottage for up to 4 people.
The house is well appointed and in a safe and beautiful location, while the management team is considerate and responsive
Even though the weather was cooler than we had hoped, we enjoyed the break with some friends, traveled the island extensively, and visited several others cays utilizing the local ferry services
My husband and I enjoyed the most fantastic visit to Marsh Harbor earlier this month (1/10-13) and were absolutely thrilled to find the Eastern Shores gem that is On The Rocks. We rented a car from Seastar as recommended by Christopher, and had a great time exploring the island (Cherokee Sound, Treasure Cay) during the day and relaxing on the deck of On The Rocks each evening. We were even lucky to see a few dolphins pass by. My husband enjoyed the local fly fishing, and I the convenience of the short commute to Marsh Harbor and the 20 minute ferry rides to neighboring keys. Abaco and On The Rocks made the perfect setting for a Bahamian getaway. We will definitely be back!
the whole setup was first class!
We stayed for a week and didn't want to leave!! The location was perfect! The house had everything we needed and the view will leave you speechless! We will definitely be coming back!
This cottage was an absolutely lovely place to stay! The pictures are extremely accurate - you will not be disappointed! The care taker checked in with us the morning after we arrived to make sure all was well and let us know how to contact her. The owner called us twice while we were there to make sure everything was satisfactory and answer any questions we had. We felt very well taken care of!
This was a 2 couple trip, so we each had a king size bedroom and bathroom of our own with a shared living room & kitchen to separate the spaces. It was perfect! This would also be good for a small family or a girls trip. The area is safe and everyone we met was laid back and friendly!
The kitchen here is very well stocked. You can cook anything here. Maxwell's grocery store, which is only a 5 minute drive, has everything you could ask for in a grocery store. 2 of us are "gluten free" and it was no problem finding pasta, crackers and more.
We chose to rent a car & would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to explore. The drive to Treasure Cay was nice and it was by far my favorite destination. The restaurant there had good food, and the beach was picture perfect! Cherokee Sound is another gem (with hardly a soul around) which we found after driving to Pete's Pub in Little Harbor. We took the ferry down the road from the cottage to Hope Town where we climbed to the top of the lighthouse, had lunch at Firefly, & shopped the cute local shops. We also took another ferry to Guana Cay for lunch at Nippers & a walk to Grabbers. Quite the "girls gone wild" atmosphere at Nippers. Interesting people watching but we all agreed we'd seen it once & don't feel the need to return :-) Not a good place for kids! We hired a captain with a 40 ft. sailboat for a 2 day / 1 night sailing adventure. We snorkeled the reefs at Fowl Cay & Mermaid. It was so relaxing and much cooler out on the water.
This was a wonderful vacation. You can do as much as you'd like or absolutely nothing! The location of this cottage is central to everything. We would highly recommend this home and this location to everyone!
Directions from Marsh Harbour International Airport to
“On the Rocks” Eastern Shores, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
The new Terminal is now open.
If hiring a car from Seastar Rentals their office is nearby to the right. It is a bit further away than it was from the old terminal, about 50 yards. Turn right coming out of the terminal and exit the car park. Seastar is located the far side of the roundabout. You will see cars parked on grass and a wooden building up on stilts. You go upstairs to the office.
You will enter onto a dual carriageway and reach a roundabout in approximately a quarter of a mile. Roundabout has large Abaco Parrot in the middle, as in the photograph on 'Things to Know' above.
Take the second exit 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 changes to Dan Mackey Boulevard at cross roads with a Texaco Gas Station on the left. Proceed straight on until you reach the one and only 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. Turn right onto Bay Street. Proceed along Bay Street in about a mile you will pass Albury’s Ferry Terminal on your right after which you will enter The Eastern Shore, an unmade up road.
“On the Rocks” is approximately three quarters of a mile down the road. It is the last house before a gate across the road on the left hand side, grey single story with green shutters. It is only the fifth home on your left hand side. It is preferable if you reverse into the parking space on the town side of the cottage, left hand side when looking at it.
You might wish to stop off at Maxwells, an excellent supermarket on your way to the cottage. After you have turned right at the traffic light you will see a large blue sign on your right. Turn right up that road for a ¼ mile and you will come to it on your left. After you shop head back down the road and turn right and head on to On the Rocks.
Beaches & Ferries Abaco
Eastern Shore, Marsh Harbour
There is a small beach up the road from the cottage, you will pass it as you drive down and go over a concrete road on the right.
Mermaid Reef, Pelican Shores, Marsh Harbour
There is a nice area in Marsh Harbour called Mermaid Reef which is located on Pelican Shores. You turn right off the main road into town just before the Abaco Beach Resort, which is on the left, at Lignum Vitae and it goes up a hill. Follow the road round and you will come to it on your right. It is very good for snorkeling. There is a good fish shop on this road at the boat yard at the bottom of the hill.
Go North out of Marsh Harbour to Treasure Cay; it is one of the top 10 beaches in the world. It is about a 40 minute drive. There is a big beach bar there.
Little Harbour – Pete’s Pub
One that we really enjoy is Little Harbour about 30 minutes South of Marsh Harbour from the airport round-a-bout, with the large parrot in the middle. After about 10 minutes from the round-a-bout you take a left off the main road sign posted Pete’s Pub and then another left 5 minutes further on, again signposted and follow a rocky road for 2 miles. It is a beautiful horseshoe bay with Pete’s Pub right on the beach. The Atlantic Ocean is on the other side of the hill.
You catch the ferry to Hope Town, which is very quaint with painted cottages, nice harbour and again Atlantic Ocean over the hill and a number of bars and restaurants, from half a mile up the road from the cottage. There is also the ferry to Man of War Cay which is not so interesting. The ferry to Guana Cay goes from the Conch Inn in town. This Cay has nice beaches and a fun bar called Nippers.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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