About the property
- Bungalow785 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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.
Dorothy White King
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Hope Town
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.
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This cottage is amazing - fully equipped, comfortable and great location -
So happy that you enjoyed it! Hope to see you next year!
Love Man O War and this Bungalow was perfect!!
Terrific location, perfectly appointed, so comfy for us!! This bungalow had everything we needed - wonderful caretakers who even picked us up at the marina :), dock for boat rentals and local pick up/friends/visitors, amazing Abaco seaside water and view, as well as quick and fun access to the gorgeous Atlantic beach! By the online photos, I had an expectation of super cute and tiny with local beach charm. It certainly delivered, but to our surprise, it even felt much more spacious in the main living area than we imagined. Super nice - loved every minute! Thank you for your hospitality!
Thank you, Nancy, for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed the White House and had a lovely vacation. We hope that you will return someday! Best, Dorothy
Quiet getaway with lots to explore within easy boating distance
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.
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!
An amazing stay in the Bahamas!
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!
Can't wait to have you back! You were perfect guests! :-)
Charming cottage, convivial hosts
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.
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.
Great accommodations on a beautiful island
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.
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.