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Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Boat option

Bedrooms 2
Space 970 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 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. Beach chairs and lay off chairs are nice for relaxing in the sun . The kayaks make for good fun over the shallow water or to fish from . Also included is bikes for sight seeing or trips to the grocery store .

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 Pro kayak is a nice addition for fishing the shallows .

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 to be found around Cherokee from the early days of the settlement so make sure to bring your walking tennis .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 can request access to Watching Bay beach, on the ocean side through a private development 'The Reserve at Watching bay '. There is property for sale , with a variety of vacant lot locations .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 a land line phone (which we do not have in the home!) you can find other ways to entertain yourselves. Cell phones do work if needed . 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

More Details

Glenn Russell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

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 . Featured trips to Piggy Ville to feed the swimming pigs are very enjoyable . Deep forest fresh water caves are also a good guided tour .

Glenn Russell purchased this house in 1993

Why Glenn Russell chose Cherokee Sound

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 and the 3 person yellow kayak 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 and back areas of the house are great for children and adults hanging around ,talking, laughing and listening to music. You can crack coconuts ( careful they can stain )and make coconut water, eat sea grapes, cocoplums , catch fish and retire after eating to a nice movie in the living room. Snorkeling areas are within walking distance and the boat can get to reefs that are offshore .


Cherokee Sound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 970 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Captains View Nestled on the Beach / Boat option
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle of home! Perfect place to relax and enjoy all that abaco has to offer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and bright. The beds were comfortable and the location superb.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you found a pleasurable time . It was a stay with your son as the main priority ....... He found his fish that he was chasing ... Great .
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Bahamas Vacation 2018

  • 5 of 5

I hope not to sound like some cliché when I say this was a wonderful vacation. The location was drop dead beautiful, the residents were great to talk too and would offer help whenever needed. Glenn's home was very comfortable, clean and located right on the beach. My wife and I have visited Abaco several times and this was by far our best experience. If you decide to spend time here, head out early in the morning and speak to the men on the dock. They meet there every morning with a cup of coffee. You'll enjoy their conversation!!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Earl
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Fifth Time Having Stayed Here: Speaks for Itself

  • 5 of 5

Location - great (quiet, very friendly)

Home - good amenities, clean and tidy

Beds - Very Comfortable

Extras - great (kayaks, bikes, surf board and rods)

Owners - Awesome

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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While Cherokee definitely isn’t for everyone, if you want seclusion, this is the place.

  • 5 of 5

Glenn’s house is perfect for a couple looking for a secluded place to relax. We spent 3 nights, and we just sat on the beach for two days. We walked around Cherokee and talked to everyone we saw. Everyone was so friendly!

The house itself was extremely well cared for, and while it was by no means overly luxurious, it was the perfect Bahamian beach house with anything you could need. We’ll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We met the early evening of your arrival day . You asked for the good fishing areas . As we stood above the beach I pointed out areas East , West and South . But it sounds like the beach became your area for most of your stay . See you'll soon .
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Is there an under laying expanded load of words that you wrapped in to one " relax " . I understand your word and the feelings it carries . It's was good to have you'll again and see you next year .
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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 a 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150

Boat rental $500.00 week rate .Owner card processing fees add 4% .
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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