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Water's Edge Bahamian Bungalow with A/C

Bedrooms 1
Space 785 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, seaside bungalow with amazing sunsets

The Whitehouse is a typical one-floor Bahamian bungalow that sleeps 5. Built on land that over-looks the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sea of Abaco on the other, the Whitehouse allows unsurpassed sunset views. A 2 minute walk through the property to the Atlantic Ocean affords sunrise views. This land has been described by a local as 'one of the prettiest spots on the island'.

The bungalow was recently refurbished with new stone floors and fresh paint. Air conditioning was added in 2014. It is simple but comfortable. Enjoy coffee, lunch, dinner or cocktails from your private patio with table and chairs overlooking the Sea of Abaco with its amazing sunsets.

If you need add'l beds, please visit property #556603, our sister cottage 'Sandcastle' which is located on this same property and sleeps 4-6.

A vacation in Man 'O War Cay is easily attained: an hour's flight from West Palm Beach/Miami/Fort Lauderdale to the airport in Marsh Harbour, then a 15 minute taxi ride (taxis are abundant at the airport) through town to the Albury Ferry Dock. 20 minutes on the ferry delivers you to the island of Man 'O War, where our caretakers will greet you and deliver you to your own Bahamiam seaside cottage.

More Details

Property Manager
Dorothy White King
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Dorothy White King

David grew up vacationing on Scotland Cay. It was his love of the Bahamas that brought us to Man 'O War during the spring of 2013.

Dorothy White King purchased this bungalow in 2013

Why Dorothy White King chose Bahamas

Sandcastle (our residence) and the Whitehouse, sit on a 'sea to sea' property, offering exceptional views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco.

What makes this bungalow unique

Close enough to the settlement to take part in the local flavor, yet far enough away to allow privacy and solitude. Enjoy the sound of crashing waves, walk the miles of beaches, collect shells in the peaceful low tides of the Sea of Abaco, or walk the 'Queen's Highway' to the 'low place' where the waves crash over the road.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just had to write a note this morning to tell you how much I love the White House.

Besides being next door to my dearest friend, it is spotless, comfortable and honestly speaking, "feels right"!!!

Maddy met me and is delightful and everything one would want in a property manager.
Mar 2014
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Hope Town Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 785 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Simple bathroom with walk in shower, sink, toilet, vanity, and closet. Hair dryer provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King or twin beds (2)
  • Bedroom with king size bed that can be converted to twins upon request: closet, dresser with drawers, ceiling fan, windows on three sides with a direct view to the Sea of Abaco. See notes below for information on additional sleeping accommodations in the living area.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The living area contains 2 day beds, each twin. There is also a new double futon that will sleep two comfortably. Golf carts provide the main transportation on the island. While one is not needed (the island is easily walked) if you prefer, there are rentals available on Man 'O War.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Water's Edge Bahamian Bungalow with A/C
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 8 reviews

Quiet getaway with lots to explore within easy boating distance

  • 5 of 5

Dorothy was incredibly helpful with local information prior to our trip, which we really appreciated. Per her recommendation, we rented a boat from Conch Pearl which worked out great (David Albury picked us up in Marsh Harbor in the boat we rented, so it could not have been more convenient). Everything about the house was as described or better (photos don't do the views justice). We had a lovely time and the experience was just wonderful -- lots of snorkeling and day trips to Elbow Cay, Lubbers Quarters and Great Guana Cay.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Chris and Nick, for the lovely review! We are so happy that you found our cottage to be everything that you expected! It is my personal goal to make our guest's experience with us perfect in every way. We hope you return!
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Charming cottage, convivial hosts

  • 4 of 5

Not many places on earth can boast of having an unspoiled quiet inlet a hundred feet out the front door and a pristine beach a couple hundred feet behind the back door. The cottage itself is equipped with all the necessities and furnished with more beach knickknacks than we could count in the week we were there. If you want quiet, sun, swimming, snorkeling and the like, this has to be the best place on earth. If you hanker for resort-style amenities and exciting entertainment, you'll be whining the whole time. The settlement is both charming and uniquely historic, but you can see it all from a golf cart in one hour. You'll have only two restaurants to choose from, but one of them (The Dock and Dine) is quite good and is the only place on the island where you can buy a drink. And remember: once you're on Man O War, it's tough to get to other islands unless you rent a power boat.

In our case, swimming and snorkeling were the big priorities, so we were pretty much dead in the water when stiff northeast winds made the choice areas too rough. But good books and some rum from Marsh Harbor (bought before taking the ferry to the island) kept us in good spirits and made this an enjoyable vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim, for your very informative review of the White House! We enjoyed meeting both of you and sharing our little bit of paradise. We hope that you will return....there will probably be more "beach nik-naks" the next time you visit :-) Have a lovely summer! Dorothy & Dave A side note to travelers: while a personal boat is always fun & does make travel between islands easier, the Albury Ferry runs from Man 'O War to Marsh Harbour & back several times per day. Also, if your party numbers 4 or more, you can "charter" the ferry for a trip to Hope Town at minimal cost.
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An amazing stay in the Bahamas!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at the whitehouse for 10 days and had an absolutely amazing time. We loved staying in the charming seaside home and will definitely be coming back again! You can't beat the sea to sea access offered with this property. The fishing, snorkeling, and low tide exploring on the sea of Abaco side was great, as well as playing in the waves or walking on the beach on the Atlantic side!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to have you back! You were perfect guests! :-)
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Great accommodations on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

This is an updated rental in a great location. The house has been updated recently and has all the needed amenities. We always enjoy the island when we visit almost every year. If you love the outdoors and water activities then this is the place for you. We love to snorkel, fish, sail, and enjoy swimming in the ocean. This island is ideal for low key relaxing as well as walking and enjoying the beach. This rental was comfortable and affordable. The property owners are friendly and helpful. The caretaker checked in with us during our stay and was available if we needed help with anything. Great rental on a beautiful island.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Anne, for your lovely review! We were honored to accommodate your family during the gathering here on the island, and happy that the cottage was everything you expected it to be!
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A great spot for a relaxed, quiet, isolated experience.

  • 5 of 5

Now that I have flown to over 20 different islands in the Caribbean over the last 30 years I note that each island has its own flavor. When I returned home I found a wood carving by Joe Albury that I had bought on Man o War Cay 30 years ago. It is one of those naturally developed islands that couldn't have been planned more carefully. The unique golf cart ambiance, very kind and respectful Islanders and our hosts made for an excellent break from our normally compressed lives. The accommodations are a really cute "guest house" style cottage with everything you need to make a small family comfortable. It was perfect for our family of 5, my wife, myself, our 11 year old twins and our 9 year old. It is perfect for a couple ,all should understand that living in a smallish space takes cooperation and with that it was a pleasure. Our hosts were very kind and with a full time property manager every detail seemed to be effortlessly covered making our stay smooth, relaxed and comfortable. A perfect match for a quick getaway for our family who really gravitate toward outdoor activities, snorkeling, exploring and adventure. Video gamers, TV watchers, those needed to be entertained, pool slide and big show types might not find this to their taste, for us it was perfect getaway, a chance to disconnect or catch up online if needed!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, Steve! We very much enjoyed meeting you and your family, sharing our island paradise with you, and discussing our many mutual hobbies! Enjoy a wonderful 2016....hope to see you back on MOW some day in the future......Dorothy
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Danvers, MA USA

Review of the "White House" at Man O' War Cay

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the "White House" cottage on Man O' War Cay. It had all the charm we were looking for, and it also included the use of a television and air conditioning two units. The cottage had bedding, linens, pots and pans and the essential kitchen appliances that you would expect to have available to use. Everything was spotless upon our arrival. The beach was immaculate and the neighbors were friendly. People who live on the island who were strangers, actually became our friends long before our departure date. We would highly recommend this cottage for a single individual or a couple.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Enjoy the simple & calm Bahamian life from your private seaside bungalow in the boat building capital of the Bahamas. This island is small and is comprised of a colorful community of 350 friendly & polite year round residents as well as a small number of foreign resident holiday homes. Only 2.5 miles long & narrow (often less than 100 metros between harbor & beach) this is the perfect place to relax in a very safe, clean & well kept paradise.

Man 'O War Cay is a simple island where the local's life is enviable. There are no cars or bars on the island, but there are two lovely restaurants (one overlooking the harbor) where you are permitted to bring your own alcohol to enjoy. Be sure to visit the small museum, as well as the local marina, boat yard, and Albury's Sail Shop, where seamstresses create everything canvas directly in front of you. Along the waterfront fishermen sell conch shells and freshly caught fish. Rent a boat, a kayak, paddle board - enjoy the truly exceptional diving, snorkeling, and water sports the island's waters have to offer!


Rates & Availability

Hope Town Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning for more than 4 $50
Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $250

Rates are for two adults and two children. Additional adults (16 up) - $200 each, per week. Additional children under 16 - $90.00 each, per week. Additional cleaning fee of $50 will be assessed for reservations of more than 4 tenants.

Additional nights $292 summer, $270 winter. Check in 4PM, Check out 10AM.

Full refund less $100 handling fee for reservations cancelled more than 45 days in advance of arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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