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Bahamian Cottage Located In Middle Of Beautiful Hope Town!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Great Cottage That Will Sleep 5 People Very Comfortably.

Our Cottage is just steps away from the stunning beach which is fabulous for snorkeling, swimming or looking for sea glass or to the beautiful harbor that is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and boating. Being located in the middle of the village is wonderful as you are able to walk to shops and restaurants or you can relax at home on the porch or deck while cooking out on the grill in the backyard. Home is equipped with cable tv, DVD, wi fi internet and phone for local calls. Cottage is extremely clean and very comfortable for up to 5 people. The master bedroom is located downstairs along with a full bath, a very well equipped kitchen, dining area and living area. Upstairs is an open area with 1 queen bed, 1 double and 1 single bed. It is also equipped with cards, games, puzzles and outdoor games are for you to enjoy.

Mary Ellen Lackey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 29, 2016

About Mary Ellen Lackey

Our family started vacationing on Elbow Cay 12 years ago and from the first time we stayed there we fell in love with the island. Our dream came true this year when we had the opportunity to purchase one of the bahamian cottages located right in town.

Mary Ellen Lackey purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mary Ellen Lackey chose Abaco Islands

The island is just beautiful and the people that live there are such warm and friendly people. There is so much to do; swim and snorkel in the gorgeous turquiose water, bike ride, walk on the beach, day trips to nearby islands and so many wonderful restaurants. Or you can just hang out on the porch or on the deck in the back yard.


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(4 traveler reviews)

Bahamian Cottage Located In Middle Of Beautiful Hope Town!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

convenient , cozy, and affordable

  • 5 of 5

It was fantastic ! I loved Merlee's place . I loved Hopetown . I'd go back in a heartbeat ! can't say enough..

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deborah: Thank you so much for your review of Merlee's Place! We are so glad you loved our home and the Island. It truly is paradise! Take care. Mary Ellen & Kerry Lackey
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Fabulous cottage in the heart of the village!

  • 5 of 5

Merlee's Place is an adorable cottage. It is cute, very clean and we loved the location! We also loved that the house is historic on the outside, but nicely renovated inside. We enjoyed coffee on the porch. Great place for reading and people watching. Love the neighbors. The home is across the street from the famous Vernon's Grocery, around the corner from the coffee shop, Wine Down Sip Sip and several restaurants. The caretakers are so kind. He met us at the dock. Check in was easy. The owners went above and beyond for our enjoyment. My husband loves to watch sports. The owners called the cable company and added ESPN just for us!!! That's excellent service. We will definitely return to Hopetown and Merlee's Place!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Hope Town!!
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A Dream Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Marlee's Place! Such a great location! You can walk to everything. Just a short walk up the path to a gorgeous beach with great snorkeling on the reefs. The house is furnished comfortably and beautifully. The porch is fabulous for enjoying conversation and coffee in the morning or drinks in the evening. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for preparing meals. We loved our stay here and can't wait to come back soon!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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Merlee's Place

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Merlee's Place. This was my fifth time vacationing to Elbow Cay, and this was by far the best house that I have stayed in to date. It is right in the center of town, and convenient to all of the shops and restaurants. The beach access is right beside the house and is just a short walk to the best beach on the island. We found several great reefs for snorkeling right behind the house, and loved looking for sea glass that washes right up on the beach. Would definitely recommend this house, and look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!!
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Car: not necessary

Hope Town is a small picturesque village built around a protected harbour on the island of Elbow Cay. Hope Town has modern marinas, boat rentals and most importantly a genuinely kind and friendly population.

The island is approximately 5 miles long and 1/4 mile wide. A magnificent barrier reef protects the long sandy beaches, making them perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and fishing. The climate is ideal year-round. Our house is located in the middle of the little quaint town with a path to the beach just outside our door. It is only steps to the beach and and the harbor. The harbor and it's famous lighthouse are absolutely beautiful.


Rates & Availability

Elbow Cay Cottage Rental Rates

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Nightly rate
Sep 21 2016 - Sep 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rate is $1250.00 a week for 2 people. Each additional person is $100.00 for the week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Elbow Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • master bedroom with a queen size upstairs - one queen, one double and one single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House has a great side porch with rocking chair and anirondack chairs plus a deck in the back yard with table/chairs and large table umbrella. Also, yard has a privacy fence and grill.

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