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Moriah Harbour Cay beach

Moriah Harbour Cay beach Bonefishing flats adjacent to your cottage Your cottage with screened in porch overlooking the ocean & Moriah Harbour Cay Another beach on Moriah Harbour Cay Swimming pool outside your cottage Our boat dock Dining area and kitchen Bedroom 2 Screened-in Porch with ocean view Your cottage awaits View from Cottages Cottage plan view Cottage One of three cottages Cottage lounge Island boat trip Santana's oceanside restaurant Bonefishing adjacent to cottages

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Last updated: 03/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hartswell cottage description

Exuma Vacation Cottages: located away from the congestion, noise, crowding of George Town. The cottage has two bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, the other bedroom with 1 queen bed. Equipped kitchen, living room and screened front porch.Located directly across from Moriah Harbour Cay, which has been designated a Bahamian National Park. Moriah Harbour Cay has miles of the most beautiful, pristine (and almost always deserted) beaches in the world. Between the Cay and your cottage are some of the best bonefishing flats in the Bahamas.

Next to Moriah Harbour Cay is Man O’ War Cay, which also has miles of beautiful, deserted beaches, with great shelling, snorkeling, and swimming. All of these activities are a short kayak ride away (your own two person sit-on-top kayak is included with your cottage rental). You can kayak through awesome mangrove channels, fish for yellowtail snapper,and bonefish or just relax and enjoy views that very few others can see and appreciate. At the end of the day, relax on your screened porch overlooking the ocean and Moriah Harbour Cay, or have a swim in our 35 foot solar heated fresh-water pool, and plan your next day’s activities.
Your onsite host, Valerie, has resided in Exuma since t 1964. She can direct you to and assist you in: finding the best bonefish guide; getting to the 'right' restaurant and finding island entertainment that you will enjoy; renting a car or boat; exploring the island from Little Exuma to Barraterre; finding secluded beaches; going snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing; shopping for the essentials and gifts for the folks at home. She can advise you about all aspects of your vacation experience - travel to and from Exuma, what to bring, what to expect, and how to make the most of your visit to this special place.

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, villa

Property Type

  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 1 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            No children under 12 years of age....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE...moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Queen size Beds (1) one queen bed only in first bedroom, Double Beds (1) one double bed only in second bedroom...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            full size freezer/refrigerator, 4 burner stove with oven. microwave, toaster, dishes and utensils....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            full size fridge with top freezer...moreless

          • Dining:

            living/dining area. seats four. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            4 burner stove with oven...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Oven
          • Freezer
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linen for both beds and extra available. Washing machine available....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            washng machine available on outside porch....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            face cloths, hand, bath and beach towels....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            cottage has central air conditioning...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Cooking Utensils, Laundry Facilities, Charcoal BBQ, Screened-in Porch, two person Kayak provided with cottage. Life jackets available. Freshwater heated Pool. 2 friendly dogs. If you miss your dogs you can share mine. Sorry, no children under 12 years of age....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                4 network channels and two local channels...moreless

              • Books

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                35ft solar heated fresh water pool. Guest use only....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                cottage has screened front porch. Also patio around pool....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                double sit on top kayak with cottage and lifejackets....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                small charcoal bbq grill...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                property goes down to rocky shoreline where the dock is, and the kayaks are kept....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                On hilltop overlooking bay and Moriah Harbour Cay. ...moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                400ft down to shoreline, private dock and kayaks....moreless

              • Water View:

                400 feet to shoreline, dock and kayaks...moreless

              Car

                  • Necessary

                  Activities

                  • Water Skiing
                  • Fishing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Ruins
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Photography
                  • Restaurants
                  • Caves
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Marina
                  • Reefs
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shelling
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • Overlooking beautiful bonefish flats. Fish on your own or contact good bone fish guides. Quiet enough to hear the birds sing. Protected water for fishing and kayaking. A short kayak paddle or drive to beautiful beaches....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Most beautiful water in the world

                        Most beautiful water in the world

                        • Guest cadbury (Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 02/01/07
                        • Review Submitted 08/31/07
                        If you are looking for a laid back, relaxing, fun filled vacation this is the place. The water and beaches are stunning, and Valerie's kayaks can get you to places few ever see. We have been coming to Exuma for over 30 years and this is absolutely the best deal on the island.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/9

                      • Amazing week in Exuma!!

                        Amazing week in Exuma!!

                        • Guest France L. (Ottawa)
                        • Date of stay 02/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 03/04/13
                        We have just returned from a week at Exuma Vacation Cottage with Valerie and it was amazing! We had fabulous weather, a wonderful host and lots of discoveries! The cottage is rustic, very clean and has all the basics one would need for an amazing week at the cottage by the ocean. The pool is refreshing after a long day in the sun. No need to fight for a chair there! If you are looking for a low key vacation where you can have the ocean to yourself, this is the place to go. Valerie is very friendly, always willing to help, give you tips as to where to go and it was nice to know we could talk to her any time. She takes very good care of her guests. She'll ensure that you have everything you need. The kayak was in top shape and it is so nice to be able to get up and go for a cruise on Moriah Harbour. You’ll see plenty of marine life; turtles, star fish, lemon sharks, the occasional nurse shark, sting rays and bonefish! Pack a lunch and go find your own private beach... We rented a boat for a day and spent the day in Elizabeth Harbour, caught lots of fish for dinner and had lunch at the Chat 'n Chill. We also booked a day with Bob at Coastline Adventure and it was an amazing day on the water. We snorkeled in Thunderball cave, saw the swimming pigs and swam with nurse sharks. We had an amazing week. It was relaxing and too short. We will be back at Valerie's when we return to Exuma, for sure.

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

                      • Amazing !!

                        Amazing !!

                        • Guest Lynn F.
                        • Date of stay 10/23/10
                        • Review Submitted 09/14/11
                        It was just what I was looking for...Peace and quiet...nothing to do but to kayak, explore, walk the beaches, snorkle. I am hoping to get back this fall sometime.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                      • FABULOUS GET AWAY

                        FABULOUS GET AWAY

                        • Guest Darrell and Pat (Bishop, CA - USA)
                        • Date of stay 12/16/09
                        • Review Submitted 12/28/09
                        We spent two wonderful weeks at the Exuma Cottages. Valerie, the owner, is always there to please and ensure your visit is a pleasant one. The cottages were incredibly clean, tidy and fully equipped. Their location is good to explore Little Exuma and the rest of Great Exuma. It was very convenient having the kayaks right at the dock, just a short walk from the cottages. The many areas within kayaking distance were awesome. The heated pool is just out the back door of the cottages. Morning and evening swims were delightful. Although not advertised, the snorkeling around the mangroves right near the dock is great. Plenty of bonefish flats are also within kayaking distance. We would definitely recommend these cottages if you want to get away from the large resorts.

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

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

                      • Family vaction.

                        Family vaction.

                        • Guest Mikeymike (Canada)
                        • Date of stay 12/24/08
                        • Review Submitted 01/06/09
                        Nice Small cottages.Stayed with 2 adults and 2 teens and had enough room to move around.Has a nice pool to relax by,and the grounds are very pretty with all the flowering bushes.Kayaks are a nice touch and can explore the flats and nearby beachs.Make sure you work with the tides, ask valerie for times. Good fishing off the ferry bridge,just ask the locals fishing off the bridge for tips.Georgetown is a bit of a drive and minns boat rentals are in town but you have to return them each day.You cant beat the price for what you get at Valeries cottages..

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/7

                      • Guestbook Comment

                        Guestbook Comment

                        • Guest cadbury (Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 09/01/07
                        • Review Submitted 09/01/07
                        If you are looking for a laid-back, relaxing, fun-filled vacation, this is the place. The water and beaches are stunning, and Valerie's kayaks can get you to places few ever see. We have been coming to Exuma for over 30 years and this is absolutely the best deal on the island.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/8

                      • Guestbook Comment

                        Guestbook Comment

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 10/01/06
                        • Review Submitted 10/19/06
                        What fun! Lovely beaches, congenial host, and lots of love from the resident pups Bridge-it and Caspar. We've been visiting this magical island for more than 10 years . P.S. bring doggie treats :-) and lots of sunscreen. If you're a bridge player you can generally find a foursome to while away the evening hours, that's assuming you are still awake after all the hours fishing, or on the beach and in the sun.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/10

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      4 night min stay
                      $179 $179
                      Sat, Sun
                      $896

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      For stay less than 7 nights, rate is $149 per night

                      No children under 12 years of age.

                      Deposit check of $400.00 required to hold cottage. Balance due upon

                      arrival. Sorry, we do not take credit cards.

                      Full deposit refund if cancelled 30 days prior to arrival date.


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                      Last updated: 03/03/2014
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                      Location

                      This owner has opted not to share the exact location of their property.

                      • Nearest Airport: george town international GGT at 18 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: Fort beach, Little Exuma and Moriah Harbour Cay at 2 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: In Rolle Town. at 3 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Cheaters Restaurant. Wonderful cracked conch. at 6 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1997

                      About the owner: Born in England but I have lived on Great Exuma since 1964. I live in a cottage on the property. I am available if you have questions or need something fixing. I also have 2 friendly dogs.


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                      Speaks: english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Moriah Harbour Cay beach

                        Moriah Harbour Cay beach

                      • Your cottage with screened in porch overlooking the ocean & Moriah Harbour Cay

                        Your cottage with screened in porch overlooking the ocean & Moriah Harbour Cay

                      • Swimming pool outside your cottage

                        Swimming pool outside your cottage

                      • Dining area and kitchen

                        Dining area and kitchen

                      • Screened-in Porch with ocean view

                        Screened-in Porch with ocean view

                      • View from Cottages

                        View from Cottages

                      • Cottage

                        Cottage

                      • Cottage lounge

                        Cottage lounge

                      • Santana's oceanside restaurant

                        Santana's oceanside restaurant

                      • Bonefishing flats adjacent to your cottage

                        Bonefishing flats adjacent to your cottage

                      • Another beach on Moriah Harbour Cay

                        Another beach on Moriah Harbour Cay

                      • Our boat dock

                        Our boat dock

                      • Bedroom 2

                        Bedroom 2

                      • Your cottage awaits

                        Your cottage awaits

                      • Cottage plan view

                        Cottage plan view

                      • One of three cottages

                        One of three cottages

                      • Island boat trip

                        Island boat trip

                      • Bonefishing adjacent to cottages

                        Bonefishing adjacent to cottages

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                      This listing was first published here in 2006.

                      Date last modified - Monday, March 03, 2014

                      $179 per night (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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