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Upgraded Oceanfront Cottage- Private, Quiet and Quaint

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Man-O-War Cottage built in 1982 by a traditional craftsmen, this property has lovely ocean views, landscape pathways and shares 3 acres of ocean front property. Situated at the end of a 1/2 mile long white sandy beach this property features two docks and can accommodate vessels up to 50ft in length. Docks are also great for swimming, fishing and paddle boarding.

The owners can assist with sailing, diving, or fishing trips.

Man-O-War is a quiet and peaceful island, and the property is located approximately a ten minute walk from town. Golf cart rentals and boat rentals can be arranged.

Bahamas Oceanfront Vacation Cottage Near Beach & 60 Foot Deep Water Dock with electrical is protected in Harbor.

Keywords: Oceanfront on the small, quiet island of Man-O-War Cay, adjacent to a beautiful 1/2 mile long beach

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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About Matthew

We are sailors who built a house on the oceanfront

to enjoy the best of the Abacos.

Matthew purchased this cottage in 1996

What makes this cottage unique

Peacefulness, privacy, private access to beach and harbour dock, great sailing, surfing, fishing, diving and swimming.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Upgraded Oceanfront Cottage- Private, Quiet and Quaint
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Almost There!

  • 5 of 5

I have been on Man O' War several times but have never stayed the night. It's a very quiet place. You can get away from all of the craziness going on around the world. I have 2 boys, 12 and 8, and when they ask what are we going to do on the island? I said nothing! You get one week of just total relaxation. You can swim in the ocean, you can snorkel or just chill on the beach. You can explore the island by foot or golf cart. there are no distractions, no traffic to deal with, no stress. It is a great place to forget about everything and just relax.

I had planned on staying in this cottage earlier this year but had some family issues and could not go. I thought for sure that I would lose some percentage of what I had paid. And I was fine with that. When i emailed Mathew to let him know the situation, he said no problem. Just pick another week. No extra charge, no rebooking fee, nothing. I was astonished as we had to cancel only a few days before the trip.

Needless to say, I have rebooked our trip. This boys are excited about going (again). I wanted to go ahead and write this review, even though I haven't stayed there yet, to just say thanks to Matthew for being so understanding and accommodating. I will update this review once we stay in the cottage and let everyone know what it is like.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Where to begin? First of all the Bahamas are beautiful (my first time there) and pristine, with Mathew's beach being one of the best examples! The view from his cottage is unreal! Exqusite landscaping, lush and tropical leads to a breath taking beach with awesome snorkling! The sound of the surf gently puts you to sleep and relaxes you all day!! Then there is the Island itself, it is beautiful and friendly! Driving the golf cart along the narrow streets was just a blast! We ate at several great resturants and enjoyed the local favorites, cinnamon rolls and farm fresh eggs! But hands down the best part of the trip was Mathew himself! We rented a boat, (which we moored at his morage) and at his advice visited the most spectacular sights,. He told us the best of everything, where to snorkle where to have cocktails where to swim where to just hang ect...his knowledge of the whole Bahamas was priceless! Bonus, no mosquitos!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical time

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently spent a month in the Atlantic Cottage. It was a very private setting in a tropical paradise of gardens. Man-O-War is not an island for everyone. It is off the beaten path where life is simpler and less complicated. You need to be prepared to entertain yourself with pass-times that do not involve TV, radio or newspapers. The cottage does have wifi and a telephone. All these comments aside, we had a magical time on the island, making new friends and exploring the island. While the owners were away from the island during our stay, Matthew and the care takers were available by phone or email. The cottage is very clean. Often we were the only people on the beach. The cottage is also very close to the Eastern Harbour which is interesting to watch, and is a good swimming pool. The property also has a deep water dock. The caretakers thoughtfully picked us up and dropped us off at the ferry dock on our arrival and departure. You know you are going to be off the beaten path when you take a big plane, a little plane and a boat to get there. Although the cottage has two bedrooms with queen beds, it might be close quarters for four adults for any length of time. It is perfect for a couple. Absolutely 5 Stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot

  • 5 of 5

I just finished a two week stay at Atlantic Cottage on MOW. From the caretaker picking me up at the ferry and taking me for a grocery run to my departure it was a wonderful place to rest and relax . The ocean is about 150 yards off in a nice view from a bedroom and deck. A short walk and you are on a really nice sand beach that goes about a quarter mile and it is very lightly used. The water was wonderful too. A very simple place that offered me the opportunity to rest and recuperate from a hip replacement(8 weeks) and to get back my strength. The island is a nice place to walk around and meet folks -both islanders and american homeowners. Its not a resort with a lot of noise though that is in fairly close reach in Hopetown. Its a place where one can get off and relax and the only traffic is the occasional golf cart. And the owners are nice too but you have your privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart, fL

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage a few weeks ago for about ten days with three children who can't stop raving about the experience.

The owners are delightful and always offering to help make the stay even more enjoyable.

The cottage is charming, well equipped and very well located. A short walk to the beach and the ocean one way, a short walk to the bay and the dock the other way.

The island is beautiful, very quiet and ultra safe for anyone with children. There is not much going on as far as shops and restaurants on Man-O-War but it was exactly what we were looking for. Marsh Harbour is a quick boat ride away if needed :)

We cannot wait to go back, hopefully next year.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Standish, Maine

Perfect Get a Way!

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful two weeks! We are already making plans for a longer visit next year. This is such a beautiful and peaceful retreat. All you hear are the sounds of the ocean, the lovely song birds, and the wind through the palms. The grounds are exquisite with exotic plants, shrubs, and trees. Everywhere you look there are picture perfect scenes and such privacy. The owners went out of their way to make this a memorable experience for us. There are also the extras here that we have not seen on previous stays on MOW. These important extras include washer/dryer, wifi, TV, transportation to and from the airport, and trips were even offered for provisioning/sightseeing. The cottage is beautifully made with extremely comfortable and lovely furnishings. Everything you need is right on site. The owners live near by and were close if you needed them. But they were always most respectful of our privacy. Man O War Cay is known for its friendliness, good food, shopping, and water activities. Staying at the Janes's "Atlantic Cottage" makes everything so easy and accessible. A perfect vacation destination! We plan on returning to this lovely cottage every year.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hopetown harbour
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Treasure Cay
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Offshore fishing, diving, snorkeling and sailing arranged on request.

Additional services are also available. Please inquire.


Rates & Availability

Central Abaco Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Transfer Fee $50

November 2015 20% discount
The property has two houses, for a total available capacity of 10 guests. There are two docks providing dockage for a vessel of up to 50' in length.

Transfer Fee: is a fee for guest, and their luggage to be transfer to the property, via the property caretakers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Central Abaco Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2, en suite
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a queen bed with en suite bathroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 makeshift couch beds on screened in porch, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Each porch has a couch which easily converts to a bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*Additional facilities for dining & entertainment, are available on request.* Dock space, Standby diesel generator system.

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