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Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Optional Boat

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Captains View is a cozy two bedroom beach house overlooking the Southern Bay of Cherokee Sound. The 14ft Boat and outboard is and optional high light . The front porch is definitely the most frequently used area of the home partly because of the view but also because it provides a shady, secluded, breezy spot to relax during your vacation. It is the perfect place to have your morning coffee, read a book in the afternoon, or retire after a long day of deep sea fishing.

The House is situated only a few footsteps away from the Long Dock where all types of activities can take place. There are many flat sand bars to walk on during the low tides; they are great places to find beautiful shells. Early tides bring fish including the allusive 'Bonefish' that room freely along the shallow bars of Southern Bay. 'The Long Dock ' and its uncounted wooden pieces have with stood many Hurricanes with sometimes little reconstruction. This dock is a pillar of the fishing town that once allowed for contact from the outside world .

All the community and its residents, as well as non residents , both old and young, have helped maintain its condition giving all who visit here a pleasent stay . There is loads of history is the Cherokee area so make sure to bring your hiking shoes and max the experience ! There are networks of uncharted paths from several hundred of years ago to be explored . Wooden boats and smacks building was an art done for years on the shore of the inner creek. You can learn more stories about this era by meeting friendly locals of Cherokee and hearing about the history of this place.

Guests have access to Watching Bay beach, on the Oceanside through a private development 'The Reserve at Watching bay '. This is all within walking distance, but the bicycles are great for this, and riding through town, . You can also rent a vehicle in Marsh Harbour beforehand to get to the house and sight see the island wide towns .

The uniqueness of this home is not only what it does have but it doesn’t have. By separating yourself from cable television and land line phones(which we do not have in the home!)you can find other ways to entertain yourselves. However, keep in mind that there is wi-fi internet access available so you can bring your business with you if you insist! We hope you will come enjoy a peaceful vacation with the ones you love at Captains View in Cherokee.

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Glenn Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Optional Boat
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

The Secret? Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely the best location in Cherokee Sound for 1 or 2 couples or a small family. This clean and well appointed 2BR house is the closest property to the 'Long Dock' which appears to be the best known amenity of Cherokee Sound. The front porch and both BRs look out on the dock and the large sand flat it sits on. The water is shallow and the sand smooth making it ideal for kids, relaxed bathing, beach combing, or in our case, a bit of bone fishing. Bikes, kayaks and all accessories are stored neatly in the shed out back. The boat, if rented, is moored out front and is useful for accessing other close by flats and beaches.

This is a quiet little town with 1 store and a marina, both within easy walking distance. Plan to bring and cook your own meals in the tidy kitchen. Bring your own adult beverages. Pete's Pub is 10 minutes up the road if you want a break but you probably won't if well supplied.

The house is private and yet right in the center of town - center for visitors that is. The 200 meter long dock is the perfect seaside amenity and it feels like yours. The owner is local and was responsive to all requests. Perfect location for a quiet getaway. Did I say it was in the best location in town? It really is. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is understandable why you asked for an extra days and enjoyed every moment of your stay . You'll are welcome to return .
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Beautiful, quiet beachfront vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to return to the Captain's Nest in Cherokee. The gorgeous flats, beautiful sunsets, and bone fishing right out the front door. The people of Cherokee are surely the kindest and most helpful that we have met in our many travels throughout the Bahamas. The remodeled airport at Marsh Harbor is a stunning improvement. Upon arrival all basic provisions can be obtained at Maxwell's supermarket. The little "Island Bakery" is our favorite for coconut bread which makes the best French toast in the world, but don't forget the Johnnycake and sticky buns. Also our best recent find is the Fish House or "Skagg retail and wholesale seafood store" in Marsh Harbor ask locals for directions. They have all types of local fish as well as lobster and stone crab. There is packaged lobster for the return trip home. Jaime's Place in Marsh Harbor has the best cracked conch in the area. Glenn is a perfect host for your adventure at the Captain's Nest and has provided a lovely 2 bedroom, spotless accommodation with a small boat to truly explore Cherokee Sound. Night life is limited, but always includes our evening sunset walk on Long Dock with our favorite beverage. I have caught bonefish beside and off of Long Dock and have seen multiple big permit cruising along the dock in the evening, no takers yet. Many thanks to Glenn for sharing his wonderful beachfront home with us. We will return as soon as possible. Sincerely, Randy and Robyn R.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Marsh Harbour fish house is a true place for fresh seafood and is located on the harbors edge . Thanks for your nice words on both the house and myself. I must say that most of the credit needs to go to Andrea as she details inside the house fo a high standard .
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Captain's View

  • 5 of 5

This little house was perfect for us (2 travelers). it was a lovely, simple bahama cottage, built by the owner's grandparents. very comfortable with ceiling fans (+ AC) in almost every room, cool tile floors, a well equipped kitchen and comfortable furniture, roomy bathroom, everything clean. also Wifi and wide screen tv. Glenn was very helpful and attentive, making an extra trip out to us when we had difficulty starting the boat motor (it was our fault -- we stood the gas can straight up and so the gas could not flow to the engine). Glenn also turned us on to a private beach which is a very short drive from the house. the settlement of cherokee is very quiet and charming. the cemetery is fascinating. one of us went out with a local fishing guide (garth albury) and saw a giant whale shark under the boat (as long as the boat and wider!). there is a large yard for kids, 2 sit-upon kayaks, 2 old bikes and a nice patio with table and chairs. shelling at low tide was my favorite activity. the closest place to eat is Pete's Pub, about 3 miles away (down a very rutted road, but well worth it). other favorite places to eat were the Jib Room at the Marsh Harbour Marina (their weekly BBQ is a must -- amazing music too) a local place called Jamie's in Marsh Harbor, and the bar at the Sand Piper at Schooner's Bay. we also took the ferry to Elbow Cay and had lunch and a swim at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge. (see their website for pictures of the pool and beach). well, i'm straying from my main review -- Glenn's house was perfect and we recommend it enthusiastically! sherry and ruth

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy as can be!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our friends (2 couples) while we stayed next door at the Seaview villas. There was 8 people in our group so this turned out perfect! We loved using the kayaks to explore the gorgeous waters and nothing beats waking up early for a sunrise yoga session on the beach 5 steps away from your house! The owner was extremely accommodating to us during our stay. He emailed periodically to check on us and make sure we had everything we needed or if he could recommend any activities for us to venture off to. I highly recommended renting this cozy beach cottage. Very clean and It's perfect for 2 couples or for a small family. And the futons in the living room could also be a bed if needed. We hope to rent this again in the near future! Five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have created a new activity for the beach front . A yoga session is a first time activity for Captains View . I was hoping for a request for a day filled with miles and miles of white sandy beaches, in remote areas , but your friends fulfill your days activities . Great friends . Your welcome back anytime .
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Bonefish before breakfast

  • 5 of 5

Yes it's true, Bonefish practically swim past the front door of this cute well restored and updated Bahamian cottage.

The cottage is exactly as depicted by the owner in the pictures, very clean, comfortable and functional. We stayed here 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute talking to the residents of Cherokee, using the kayaks provided with the house and of course fly fishing.

Cherokee is a quiet settlement a little off the beaten path, the locals were to a person welcoming and friendly. The grocery store in town is very well stocked compared to most Bahamian island stores. If you want/need beer or alcohol pick it up in Marsh Harbour - there is none for sale in Cherokee.

Petes Pub in Little Harbour, open Thurs-Sun while we were there, is about 4 miles away and provides the only place to eat and drink nearby, great fun and fun crowd mix of locals and boaters.

We would stay here again and recommend it strongly to anyone wanting to escape the "resort scene".

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tidy cottage, best location in Cherokee.

  • 5 of 5

After spending a wonderful week on a sailboat in the Sea of Abaco with a group of Boy Scouts we were looking for a place to spread out and unwind for a few days before our flight back to Colorado. We spent four days chasing bonefish, snorkeling for conch, playing in the rough surf on the Altlantic side beach and eating fresh caught snapper.

The kitchen has all the basics for meal prep including an assortment of spices. There is an outside shower to rinse off the saltwater as well as a shower with hot and cold water in the bath. The entire floor of the cottage is tiled so it is easy to sweep up the sand that you will track in.

The best part of this property however is the location. It is just across the footbridge from the hub of town, the beautiful Cherokee long dock. You can get information from the locals and your fellow tourists on where to fish, boat and play. We gave the dock the nickname of "Google Dock" during our stay as the information we were able to get up there from casual conversation was better than anything we could find on the web.

I would give a strong reccomendation of Glenn's cottage for and travelers who like to spend time out on the sand and water. If you are looking at these reviews you probably already realize that Cherokee is quiet little village in a spectacular location and you'll be happy here.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In can see you calling The Long dock "Google dock " as both contain in and on them a wealth of information . I saw your experience first hand watching the boys play at Watching Bay ,ocean ways ,beach surf and teen play toys reminded me of my college days . Thanks for the invite if I find myself in Colorado again. Return when your need calls you to Cherokee Sound .
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
North to Marsh Harbour Intl Airport on Great Abaco
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
In Little Harbour
Nearest Ferry
27 Miles
In town of Marsh Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Front of the house

Location: Cherokee Sound, Abaco, Bahamas, Caribbean (25 Miles South of Marsh Harbour Intl Airport on Great Abaco)

Other Activities: Features Bonefishing at its best .


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

Some dates may only be weekly rented . Boat rental $500.00 weekly rate .
Refund Policy covers fully paid and partial paid bookings . 90 and over days cancelled before arrival will be refunded 80% of the reservation .90 to 30 days cancellation will be allowed to exchange equal days with in a year period . 30 days or less cancellation will be allowed to change dates only if original dates can be sold to a renter ,owners decision .

Reservation payment of 50% for booking .
Balance to be paid 30 days before arrival .
Visa and MasterCard through owner .
US $ check possible but require additional mail allowance days . There is an average mail time to The Bahamas of 4 weeks .Therefore balance payment needs to be mailed 60 days before arrival time .
There is a 14ft Boat and outboard for use ,request fee info on booking stay . .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Cherokee Sound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Convertible Bed (2)Futons
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 9 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Pet Friendly: Inside dogs must be house trained and under 15 lbs.

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