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Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Boat optional

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Captains View is a cozy two bedroom beach house overlooking the southern bay of Cherokee Sound. The use of a 14ft boat and outboard motor is your additional rental option at the time of reservations .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 bone fishing.

The House is situated only a few footsteps away from the Long Dock where you can swim ,fish ,tan ,picnic and relax. There are many flat sand bars to walk on during the low tides; they are great places to find beautiful shells and sea life . Early tides bring in the fish including the allusive 'Bonefish' that rome freely along the shallow banks of Southern Bay. 'The Long Dock ' and its uncounted wooden pieces has with stood many hurricanes sometimes with little reconstruction needed . This dock is a pillar for the community and is loved by the residents, as well as non residents , both old and young, have helped maintain its condition giving them use and enjoyment. There is loads of history is Cherokee from early settlements so make sure to bring your hiking shoes! There are networks of uncharted paths from several hundred of years ago to be explored . There was wooden boats ,vessels and smacks built for many years on the shore of the inner creek. The art work on the living room wall will reveal that time period . You can learn more stories like this by meeting friendly locals of Cherokee and hearing about the history of this place.

Guests have access to Watching Bay beach, on the ocean side through a private development 'The Reserve at Watching bay '. This is all within walking distance, but bicycles are great for riding through town, especially if you need to go to the grocery store. You can also rent a vehicle in Marsh Harbour beforehand to get around the island in if you wish to leave Cherokee Settlement.

The uniqueness of this home is not only what it does have but it doesn’t have. By separating yourself from 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 free wireless internet access available so you can bring your business with you if you insist! Cable TV will give and added option for relazation and news information if needed . We hope you will come enjoy a peaceful vacation with the ones you love at Captains View in Cherokee.

Keywords: Beach House

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Glenn Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2017

About Glenn Russell

I'm an out going bahamian .I love the outdoors, fishing ,free diving ,boating ,taking my wave runner out for a spin and off roading in a ATV or truck. I have knowledge and first hand experience of the area in and around Cherokee. I guide on the sea as well as the land .Deep sea charters and guided trips can be arranged and booked .If you have your own boat I can guide and help with sight seeing covering Cherokee area , central Abaco and its cays and almost any part of Abaco .Bird watching , remote beaches and deep woods trips are also an option for charter .

Glenn Russell purchased this house in 1993

Why Glenn Russell chose Abaco

I purchased this home back in 1993 because of its panoramic sea-coast view. Captains View is named after its original owner Capt. Roy P. Russell J.P. This was his retirement home and may be mines as well one day! Although I didn't buy it initially to rent it out, after renovating it many friends and visitors asked me to open it up to the rental possibilities. In order to share the undiscovered area I have rented it only to a select few. This home is very precious to me and my daughters so I'm selective about who I rent to. With this VRBO being my first internet outreach, Even though i have rented for 22 years i will still only rent to a few and your satisfaction will repeat your stay.

What makes this house unique

The house is so ideally located that once you arrive the beach ,dock and water is all in your sight that's it for your transportation needs . Bonefish.....Bonefish on the door step .This can save on a rental car /van .Should you choose a rental car /van it can be parked close for easy access . Every where you want to go is accessible by foot, a bike or skateboard. If you come by boat the water is deep enough off the long dock that you can anchor out in the bay and see it from the porch. The two orange kayaks can be launched right from the bridge creek beach. The front porch will offer you the best sunrises and sunsets. The front porch is always a good place to avoid the sun and catch conversation with guest or locals. For people with young children they can watch their kids play safely on the beach less than 50 feet away from the porch. Another unique benefit is you don't have to go far to catch a nights meal. Simply cast out your hook and line of the long dock and your sure to catch a feast. The front area of the house is great for children and adults hanging around ,talking, laughing and listening to music. You can crack coconuts and make coconut water, eat sea grapes, cocoplums , catch fish and retire after eating to a nice movie in the living room.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Boat optional
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Just had to leave after a week at the Captains View. Had a marvelous time and Glen could not be more hospitable.

The hot water heater went out and it was replaced in several hours. I think a new Bahamian record!!

Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I might have some plumbing skills but there small compared to your fishing skills . You'll enjoyed the boat and a crawfish catch along with conchs made the diving sweeter . I look forward to your return next year .
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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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pete's Pub
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Alburys ferry Service
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Abaco Club at Winding Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pete's Pub
Nearest Beach
In front of house
Car: recommended

Cherokee Sound is and area surrounded by shallow water and creeks that contain many fish species like bonefish .The most sort after is the bone fish but barracuda is also common .In the area there is several beaches on which shells and sea glass can be found . The history of the town is routed in fishing and is a very quite ,slow paced ,relaxing place to vacation .


Rates & Availability

Cherokee Sound House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

Boat rental $500.00 week rate .
Refund policy covers fully paid booking and partial paid bookings .90 and over days before arrival cancellation will be refunded 80% of reservation amount .90 to 30 days cancellation will be allowed and exchange of equal days within 90 days of stay dates . 30 days or less cancellation will be allowed to change if dates can be used by another renter ,owner decision.

Reservation payment of 50% for booking.
Balance to be paid 30 days before arrival.
Visa through owner .
US $ checks possible but require additional mail allowance days to the Florida address . Checks mailed to the Bahamas require 3 to 6 weeks for delivery .
Optional 14ft BOAT / MOTOR for use during stay ,request price .

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Cherokee Sound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Outdoor showers - outdoor shower
  • A tub for soaking with a shower head for stand up bathes is located at the back of the room with a frosted window ,that can be opened if needed .The tub has a tiled seat at one end .The toilet is next to the vanity with the sink .The floor is tiled with mats covering the outside tub and sink area . Plenty of hangers for towels to dry .Clean towels ,wash clothes and toilet paper is located inside a glass door cabinet within the bathroom .Shampoo and soap is available along with suntan lotions ,oils and sun block .
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) A/Cs upon request a Baby bed / pen The queen beds are both pillow top with over cover pads for a added comfort . Ceiling fan and light in each bedroom with an A/C Night stand with light and one alarm clock .
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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