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Christopher

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

On the Rocks - Idyllic Cottage - Overlooking the Sea of Abaco with a Boat Dock

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Christopher (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Christopher

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

Why Christopher chose Abaco

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

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
On the Rocks - Idyllic Cottage - Overlooking the Sea of Abaco with a Boat Dock
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
5

Great getaway for 2 couples!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, recently stayed at On

the Rocks in the beginning of July. We did A LOT of research on VRBO

before selecting a property to rent, and On the Rocks couldn't have

been more perfect! The house was perfect for 2 couples traveling. Each

bedroom, located on opposite ends of the house, had the same amenities

and each had separate bathrooms.

We honestly didn't spend much time at the house, except for at night,

where we would spend time on the back porch playing cards or listening

to music. We rented a boat from Rainbow Rentals and spent most of our

days boating from Cay to Cay! The boat dock that goes along with On

the Rocks is literally right out the front door and Rainbow Rentals

delivered and picked up the boat for us, as we did not have a rental

car!

We chose not to rent a car because we knew we would be out on the boat

at other islands the majority of the time. If you aren't renting a

boat, you will most definitely need a car to get into town. We did take

a taxi into town our last night for dinner as we had already turned in

our boat. We also got a taxi to and from the airport.

We were thankful for the Wifi, as both couples had young children and

we used Facetime to communicate with them back home!

Overall, we had a fantastic experience and can't wait to go back to the Abacos!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Theresa, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at On the Rocks so much. It is always good fun to have a boat and explore the different Cays. Many of our guests comment on the layout being suitable for couples sharing the cottage as it does give you some privacy. I am pleased that the Wi-Fi enable you to communicate with your families. Regards Christopher
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5

Fantastic spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation here with another couple. The view is amazing. The house has everything you need and is very comfortable and well taken care of. We rented a 26' boat from Abaco Dorado for the week and the house was a great jumping-off point for going north or south to the different cays. We would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking of vacationing in the Abacos.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rich, glad that you had such fun and the boat worked out for you. It always adds to the enjoyment renting a boat if you do not have your own. We look forward to you returning sometime. Regards Christopher
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at on the rocks was absolutely amazing.We arrived on a Thursday and stayed a week.We arrived by boat with very easy access to the house and a very nice dock.On the rocks was very centrally located to all the outer cays and easily accessible to the ocean.As for the house it was perfect with everything that you would need to stay a week away from home.Very clean and comfortable with a great patio deck to watch the sunset and have a nice dinner and drink.We would recommend this home to anybody and we plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael so glad that you enjoyed your week with the boat. It is great to get around the different Cays. The deck makes a good spot to watch the sunrise and set. We look forward to your return visit. Regards Christopher
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5

Lovely cottage, well appointed, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a 4 day trip. Cottage is beautiful and fit our family of 3 very well. Easy access to our daily dives with Dive Abaco. Very good snorkeling off the deck. Easy provisioning with nearby supermarket and spirit stores. Very clean. Sunsets are beautiful. Owner and caretaker were available and checked in on us to ensure all was well. Having a car was necessary especially as we did not have a boat. Loved the decor and art in the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jody, I am glad you enjoyed your stay so much especially the snorkeling and diving with with Keith at Abaco Dive. It is good to have a car to make trips to Treasure Cay. We look forward to your return visit. regards Christopher
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4

Charming Bahamian cottage with see views

  • 4 of 5

We thought the cottage charming and very Bahamian with original artwork !!! Lots of towels , crockery, pots & pans glasses,etc with fantastic sea views over to the cays and sunsets !!! One small thing is that felt we needed more shade from the sun and sudden rain storms!!! The couple of small issues ( stuff happens) we had with the property were delt with very , very promptly and efficiently .... We would recommend "on the rocks " without hesitation .....

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, we were pleased that you chose On the Rocks for your holiday in the Abacos this year and that you were able to relax and enjoy the special situation that On the Rocks offers. We are looking seriously at providing some shade on the deck. Hope to see you back one day. Regards Christopher
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

I am part of a flight crew and we were tired of staying in hotels and thought we would try something different. Definitely made the right decision. Easy check in/out. Everything in other reviews is pretty much spot on. Will definitely stay there again if available. Thoroughly enjoyed the property and have recommended it to other flight crews that I know.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks William we are pleased that it worked out so well for you. Thanks for the recommendation. Regards Christopher
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Map

Mermaid Reef
"Great snorkelling"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Abaco Beach Hotel
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
To Hope Town & Man of War Cay
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
The Abaco Club, Winding Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Several
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Eastern Shore
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 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.

Treasure Cay

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.

Ferries

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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Rates & Availability

Marsh Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,540
 
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

On The Rocks, Eastern Shore, Marsh Harbour, Abaco

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Cancellation Policy
Guests will receive:
a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least eight weeks before the start of the trip; or
a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to four weeks before the start of the trip.

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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.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - toilet , shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Steps down to the Sea, shallow depth 4 ft. at low water. Bring rock shoes for comfort.

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