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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Christopher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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.

Amenities

Marsh Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

On the Rocks - Idyllic Cottage - Overlooking the Sea of Abaco with a Boat Dock
average rating of 4.893617 based on 47 reviews
Gig harbor wa.
5

Just absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this wonderful place. We've been to many islands in the Bahamas and this has to be one of the best places to stay. You can find a lot to do or do nothing. The cottage is perfect because you can fish off the dock or bring your boat around to the boat dock just across the street. We prefer to look to treasure key or other locations on the island to visit but you could just stay in Marsh Harbour and enjoy yourself. We went to Hope town and visited some of the other establishments around the harbor. You can be at the ferry in less than five minutes. Just an absolutely wonderful place to stay.this is our place to stay in March Harbor.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Place to Relax and enjoy the Abacos Boating lifestyle!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at On the Rocks for 11 nights. Great time enjoying the island and boating to all of the other cays and great diving / snorkeling spots. Great house - all you need for a getaway. Perfect house for 2 couples or family.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Susan just a pity it was cut short. It is great having a boat to island hop around the Cays. I hope you come again. Regards Christopher
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Annapolis
5

Awesome views and private

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at On the Rocks. Everything was as expected and everything we needed was provided. Comfortable, clean and relaxing. The location is close to town yet private enough to feel like you are on your own island. Evenings were spent on the deck with cocktails and watching for eagle rays.

It exceeded our expectations.

We will definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, thank you for your kind comments. I am glad that you enjoyed On the Rocks so much. It certainly is enjoying sitting on the deck watching all the boats go by and all the activity in the sea below. We hope that you return some day. Regards Christopher
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5

A Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

On The Rocks had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We watched the sunset from the deck. We used the paddle board in the morning when water was calm and ran out of time to try out the Kayak. We did not have a car so we walked to the ferry one day when it was too rough to use the rental boat. The ferry is not too far and was a beautiful walk. The boat dock was extremely convenient to use during out stay. We took a taxi from the airport to the grocery store and straight to the marina to pick up the boat and go to the house. Found the house/dock with no problem if you know what it looks like and approximately where it is located on Eastern Shores. There were plenty of bathroom and beach towels to use. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook meals. The house manager checked on us during our stay and Christopher called to check in before we left. The house is well taken care of and very clean. The only problem was that our visit was too short. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rebecca, glad you enjoyed your stay. I did think that you would need more time so I hope that you do return sometime to enjoy all that Abaco has to offer. Regards Christopher
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5

Great and nice location.

  • 5 of 5

Second time we rented, will do so again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George thank you for returning to our cottage again this year. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay once more. We hope that you think of On the Rocks next year when you are planning your holiday. Regards Christopher
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second two-week stay at On the Rocks. We had a terrific time. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thank you for returning to our little cottage On the Rocks and that everything worked out for you. I hope that you will come again with your friends at some time in the future. Regards Christopher
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Map

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:
USD
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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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