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The Berry Patch, Idyllic Beach Cottage on Unique Man-O-War Cay

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View of this charming house as you approach from dock.

View of this charming house as you approach from dock. Cheery living room with four couches that double as sleeping bunks. Sunkissed kitchen with view of Abaco Sea. View of Atlantic Ocean from your home, just eight steps to the beach. The usual crowd on your beach - none! Sunset on your dock, just feet from front door.

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Last updated: 04/01/2014
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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Man-O-War Cay house description

Your beach is IMMEDIATELY outside your back door, and your bay (with your own dock) is IMMEDIATELY outside your front door. Your property extends 100 feet shore-to-shore, from a lovely and pristine beach ocean-side to a quiet bay on the westside. From the open-air patio suitable for private sunning, stargazing, or coffee at sunrise, you have a picturesque view through palm trees of waves breaking over a bountiful coral reef, less than a mile off-shore. Between the reef and your toes is the warm and translucent gulf-stream water floating north from the equator (providing abundant marine life) and the finest sugar-sand. Just lift your head from your bed to see the sunrise along an endless ocean horizon. After a full day of exploring and/or relaxing, savor every moment of the western sunset from the stable crow's nest or dock.

Truly idyllic: no cars, no bars, no hotels on this small but well-functioning island. The settlement, a pleasant 15 minute walk down the Queens Highway path, is comprised of gracious, hard-working English-Bahamians whose primary industry is hand-crafted boat building. You'll enjoy walking through this village of artisans, and find keepsakes to treasure memories of the adventure, beckoning your return.

The charming home you're in is comprised of three rooms: 1) the Great Room of living, dining, and fully functional kitchen, 2) bathroom with shower, and 3) a master bedroom with queen size bed and storage closet. Great Room has four daybeds, which are couches that double as sleeping bunks with wooden storage space under each. All sides of home have abundant windows for viewing the natural land and water surroundings, which can also be seen from each of the bunks. The Berry Patch has WiFi for your wireless equipment.

Man-0-War Cay is easy to access from the States: a one-hour airplane flight from the east coast of Florida to the town of Marsh Harbour on Abaco, then a quick taxi ride through town to the ferry docks, where a 20 minute water taxi disembarks you to paradise!

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Beds for 2-6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Kitchen
              • Cooking Utensils

              Amenities

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room seats 6

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Each deck looks over water, one ocean side, one sea side...moreless

                  • Porch / Veranda

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Beachfront

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Walking
                      • Boating
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Shelling

                      Other Activities

                          • Ocean and beautiful beach on east side, Abaco Sea and dock on the west side of the house, great views of these waters from house and porches. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • A gem

                            A gem

                            • Guest Emilie (Orangeburg, SC)
                            • Date of stay 11/04/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/15/12
                            I am hesitant to say how wonderful it is b/c I want The Berry Patch to be available the next time we want to come! We arrived one week after hurricane Sandy to a well cared for home with the most amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco. The wind blew the first week but has settled down so we could explore by boat the surrounding islands. The Berry Patch is well located with walking distance to the settlement but far enough for all the privacy you could wish for.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: When guests pitch in and tidy up after a hurrican they're the kind of folks we love to have return again and agian so save some time for them!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • The Perfect Location

                            The Perfect Location

                            • Guest Andy E (Uk)
                            • Date of stay 07/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/06/12
                            We just left Berry Patch this morning and it was very hard to leave it behind.  We had a fabulous time, the location of the house is fantastic, the ocean beach was beautiful and great for the kids to swim and play in the waves, we'd then wander round the house to the bay and play off the dock.  It was like our very own, very large swimming pool that we only shared with the rays and fish - and once even a dolphin wandered by. We rented a boat for a few days and kept it at the dock; the beautiful Fowl Cay reefs, Elbow Cay (Hope Town) and Marsh Harbour are all easy boat rides away. Man O War is a beautiful island, kept absolutely immaculate by the locals.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: It's waht we think of as private but not isolated. Hope you do, too.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perhaps The Best Vacation I've Ever Taken.

                            Perhaps The Best Vacation I've Ever Taken.

                            • Guest Emort (Moncure,NC)
                            • Date of stay 05/12/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                            I visited Man-O-War 20 some years ago For a friend of a friend's wedding. The Tiny Island or "Cay" is a little piece of secluded heaven. No hustle or bustle, no need for phones, or tv, or internet. Just the views, peace and quiet, the locals and their trades, The white sand beaches, and the sunrise/sunsets. A perfect little holdout to the sad reality of modern life in the USA. I took my Wife to The berry patch to enjoy our 10th anniversary together here. It was the perfect place. The private beach at the back door, the private dock at the front door. We enjoyed our nightly game of scrabble, our daily walks on the beach with a bunch of swimming mixed in, and our nightly trek into town for some ice cream cones! In the down time I read 3 books I had brought to the berry patch, and read anther 3 on local history. The Weather was about perfect. A nice breeze all day and night, drifting in the sounds of the sea. A mix of sun and clouds to keep us happy but not toasted, and a few hours of rain to remind us to take a nap or just listin to the sounds of nature. I really am not much for writing down my feelings, but The berry patch was perfect in everyway. The cottage is well equipped for 2 to 6 people (we were only 2) and had games, books, floats, and a grill out side. We loved listing to the morning "net" on the provided VHF Radio, or feeding the fish off the dock while waiting for sundown. We left a few new books, a float, and some spices for the kitchen for future vistors, and enjoyed the fishing poles, cd player, and beach chairs that were already there. What else can I say. I wish I had the money to buy the berry patch, but I guess I'll have to settle for the week that my wife and I got to spend in true paradise.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Glad you liked our hideaway from the hustle and bustle of home.

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                          • The Berry Patch, the best vacation ever!

                            The Berry Patch, the best vacation ever!

                            • Guest Berry Patch Lovers! (Standish, Maine)
                            • Date of stay 04/25/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/18/11
                            What a beautiful vacation site! Every window has breathtaking ocean and bay views. The only sounds you hear are the surf, the palm trees, and the birds. The window at the head of your bed is steps from the ocean. Perfect sleeping every night! It is an ideal vacation spot, so restful and relaxing. Watching the stars from the Crow's Nest is magical. The people on Man O War Cay, Bahamas, are so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is that of stepping back in time. We loved every minute. The Berry Patch has a beautiful private beach to walk on and lovely dock seats to sit and watch the sunset. Lots of places to explore and shops to visit in town. But we spent most of our time right in the peace and privacy of The Berry Patch. So many activities, swimming, boating, bird watching, hiking, fishing, beach combing, reading, star gazing, and enjoying the outstanding views are all such fun here. Know I have left so many activities out. The cottage is lovely and so well equipped. Everything we needed was there. The owners were so helpful and made the trip and stay so easy. There is an outstanding library right at the cottage. We especially loved the local interest and history books that were available. This was our first time at The Berry Patch and will now become an annual event. This beautiful place so exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the best vacation ever!

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: We're so pleased that people enjoy the Berry Patch as much as we do. It's a very special place. That's why we leave so many books about the history o Man O War and the Bahamas for you to learn about a diferend life style.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • "Our Home Away From Home or Our Recharging Zone"

                            "Our Home Away From Home or Our Recharging Zone"

                            • Guest sper86 (Space Coast Florida)
                            • Date of stay 03/08/11
                            • Review Submitted 03/08/11
                            "The Berry Patch is that special place one goes to relax, to recharge, to escape and to reconnect with your family or traveling companions. The Berry Patch is reminiscent of the family cottage - comfortable, compact, full of "memories" and geared towards the outdoors. There are several restaurants in the Settlement, however we tend to do most of our cooking "on the premesis" Half of our planning for the trip is for meals - what to bring and what to buy locally - we have our Berry Patch trips down to a science - taxi from the airport - stop at the liquor store, stop at the grocers, get to the ferry, take a golf cart with our stuff from the Settlement, and within 30 minutes we unpack and are ready to hit the beach. While staying at the Berry Patch we had several "challenges" per day - what to eat, whether to float on the ocean or bayside and whether to dress for dinner (meaning combing ones hair). You have to be careful crossing the Queens Highway from the dock to the house - it is a sand path one golf cart wide and on a busy day maybe 6-8 "vehicles" will pass! We personally love having our morning coffee sitting on the dock (or floating in the water) listening to the "Backup on the Palmetto" from the Miami radio stations. I read a book a day while at the Berry Patch (probably 1/3 of the library is my contribution to paradise); my husband paints and I also do needlework - while working on a world class tan. For the active there are many things to do on Man-O-War and in the Abacos. Almost all are water related - and what water - so clear and blue - sigh...boating, snorkeling, sailing, scuba, body surfing, and fishing - other islands are minutes away, the fish are plentiful and oh so beautiful - to see and eat - and the stars keep you up at night they are so close and so big! Artists are a plenty in this land of beauty and their wares are wonderful. We have been visiting the Berry Patch since about 1989 or 90 (who can keep track at this point) and have done our pilgramage there approx 16 or 18 times and have introduced over a dozen Patchites to the place. Anyone who spends time at the Berry Patch becomes part of "the Family" If you are looking for a place of peace - this is your little piece of heaven - if you are expecting 5 star service - look elsewhere there are no phones or TV's or concierges - however we have been all over the world looking for another "Berrypatch" and it does not exist! Hurry - not many places are heaven on earth!"

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: You, too could feel 'at home' in the Berry Patch on Man O War Cay. It's that kind of island and that kind of cottage. The beauty and tranquillity are refreshments for the soul.

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                          • The cottage, the view, the island, the people.....all perfect!

                            The cottage, the view, the island, the people.....all perfect!

                            • Guest Laurel (Grafton, Ohio, USA)
                            • Date of stay 01/26/11
                            • Review Submitted 01/26/11
                            We have visited Man-O-War Cay and stayed at The Berry Patch for almost 5 years. It is an idyllic location and destination. There is not one thing to dislike. We have always visited in January or February. The weather is cool in the evening and sunny and warm during the day. It is a complete getaway. There is quiet, there are stars, there are starfish. Who could ask for more? The cottage is quaint, and very much in tune with other island homes. It is small, but very open and adequate. The kitchen is well-equipped, and all of the facilities are in top notch shape.There is an electric knife which is reserved for cutting fresh, homemade bread made by an islander named Lola. She delivers it daily to your door or at the marina. The cottage is very clean, and very spacious for napping and lounging. There are plenty of comfy chairs, couches, and rockers. With a view of the unbelievably blue Atlantic out one door and the waters of The Bay of Abaco out the other, you are never at a loss for breathtaking scenery. The view from the bed in the bedroom looks like a postcard..with palm trees, sand, and blue blue waters. The owners have left plenty of books and some cards and games. We have always rented a golf cart, which makes the entire island, although not big, very accessible to us. We really enjoy riding everywhere on the island. My husband is an avid birder, and he finds the birding to be terrific with many unusual, unique species for an Ohio birder. The golf cart gives us access to the areas where he thinks birds would be located. The residents of the island are very friendly, from the Postmistress to the ladies at the sailmaker shop. There are a few shops, and two grocery stores, but a trip to The Berry Patch is not about shopping. The cottage is not hard to maintain, so cleaning and housework are not in the equation for this vacation. The dark, knotty pine walls are warm and the charm of the cottage is hard to describe adequately. If you want to visit other nearby islands, that is possible for a day of adventure and island hopping. Fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving are also options. We vacation often and travel a lot, and this is by far one of our favorite cottages and islands. We stay longer each year and grow more fond of it with each visit. Unless you are "into" condos and swimming pools, this is the place for you. Take your camera. Take your books.......or a Kindle as it's easier to carry all the books you'll read at The Berry Patch.

                            Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: If you want fantastic water to view or play in and on you can see the Berry Patch is the place to go with a beautiful beach right out the door it can't be beat.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                           
                          $1200/week (7 night minimum for two adults)
                          $170/night each additional night
                          Children under 12 are $80 per week per child
                          Additional adults above two are $200 per week
                          Deposit of 50% holds your dates (Non-refundable)
                          $4400/28 nights (month) 2 adults
                          

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                          • View of this charming house as you approach from dock.

                            View of this charming house as you approach from dock.

                          • Sunkissed kitchen with view of Abaco Sea.

                            Sunkissed kitchen with view of Abaco Sea.

                          • The usual crowd on your beach - none!

                            The usual crowd on your beach - none!

                          • Cheery living room with four couches that double as sleeping bunks.

                            Cheery living room with four couches that double as sleeping bunks.

                          • View of Atlantic Ocean from your home, just eight steps to the beach.

                            View of Atlantic Ocean from your home, just eight steps to the beach.

                          • Sunset on your dock, just feet from front door.

                            Sunset on your dock, just feet from front door.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Monday, January 27, 2014

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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 04/01/14
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                          (317) 849-5308 (Indiana, USA)

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