House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)
About Kathy Heacock
My husband and I first visited Abaco and Casuarina Point in 1996. We were hooked! We vacationed there with our 3 sons and decided to purchase property and build our dream, beach home - Abaco Palms, in 2005. We built a two bedroom house, Kokomo (#819533), in 2009 and added Camp David (#819873) - a 3 bedroom 3 and 1/2 bath, and Calypso (#819876) - a 4 bedroom 2+bath house in 2013. Our sons are grown now, but they still LOVE to spend family time in Abaco at Casuarina Point. To us it is heaven on earth!
Kathy Heacock purchased this House in 2005
Why Kathy Heacock chose Cherokee
Casuarina Point is a unique location. We enjoy the beautiful, crystal clear shallow water in front of the house, and we are protected by the reef out front that is so fun for snorkeling and fishing. There are many uninhabited islands to explore - private beaches for swimming and picnics - blue holes to explore - bone fish to catch - nature to discover - the list can go on and on! It is a great location for kayaking - we have 4 that the main house and guest house share. We moor a 16' Carolina Skiff in front of the house and it is perfect for exploring the area. This is not possible at most ocean front beach houses - the reef's protection makes it possible. Our white sand beach stretches for miles - a perfect walking, exploring beach. Try it - you will be hooked, too!
What makes this House unique
All of our rentals include use of 16' Carolina Skiff. There is a boat moored in front of each house for your use to go fishing, snorkeling, or exploring the many small islands in the area. There is a Vita SPA hot tub on each deck,and 12 kayak, 6 paddle board, and 3 knee paddle board for our guests use for exercise and exploring. The houses and decks have spectacular views -and you walk right out on the beautiful, white sand beach with crystal clear water. It is a setting that can't be beat!
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - Perfect beach with calm, clear, shallow water.Perfect beach with calm, clear, shallow water.
Max guests: 11
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Amazing amazing place to go to
They two properties I rented were Abaco Palms and Calypso. They were both amazing rentals. The beach views were awesome the use of the 2 boats were amazing made the trip even better. Had some friends find 2 blue holes and they dived them. They said it was amazing to have access to them. Would recommend to rent any property from Kathy she is amazing lady great to deal with. No issues at all with staying at both homes. You are away from town so will need to rent a car to get back and forth for food and lots of beer if you to happen to drink. The sunsets were amazing the water was wonderful. All my friends enjoyed themselves. Again great place to go and rent from some amazing people.
The perfect house for a relaxing family vacation
Our family of 6 adults and a 6 year old boy thoroughly enjoyed our week at Abaco Palms, Feb. 16-23, 2019. The house, its water craft, the beach, and Marsh Harbour all combined to make for an amazing time.
It’s located on a lovely beach with sand bars and several small islands in view. There are no resorts in the area, only other homes occupied by tourists and locals, so our neighborhood wasn’t congested or loud and the beach felt quite private. We walked the beach in both directions every day and also on the road behind the house.
Abaco Palms was comfortable and well-equipped with beach craft including a small motor boat, and a number of paddle boards and kayaks which we used a lot. The water was relatively shallow, depending on the tide, which was nice for walking and looking for shells.
We ate breakfast and dinner at the house and went out for lunch each day. The kitchen was well-equipped, and it was great to have a dishwasher and gas grill. Also a clothes washer and dryer. In the evenings we used the large hot tub. The palapa and hammock were nice, too. . We kept our rental car in the parking spot under an overhang so it stayed cool there in the shade.
Kathy Heacock was a joy to work with. She promptly answered all my questions via email, sent a lot of info ahead of time and provided more in a binder in the living room.
To celebrate my husband’s 80th birthday we hired Debbie Burrows to cater a dinner. She cooked it at the house and everything was delicious, especially the conch fritters. Thanks, Kathy, for recommending her.
We made use of the board games provided and also the wonderful keyboard/piano in the living room. Our son and grandson played it every day. What a bonus to have that.
The beds were comfortable and each bedroom had a ceiling fan and its own bathroom. The neighborhood was peaceful at night, great for sleeping. We felt safe there.
The people of Abaco were very friendly. Kathy’s property caretakers were great – we met Elmer and Cathy, Rex and Judie, and Julian. Even a man delivering some product from Ace Hardware was so personable and gave us suggestions for restaurants. The whole vibe on the island was laidback and welcoming.
We would highly recommend Abaco Palms if you’re looking for a quality property in a quality location for a relaxing beach vacation. We’re hoping to go back. With the snow and ice we’ve had lately in WI, I wish we could be there now!
A perfect getaway retreat!
What can I say that hasn't already been said in other reviews about Kathy Heacock's properties? It is as advertised and more. If you are looking for a place to relax by the ocean and get away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place. We have rented properties from Cape Cod to Key West, California, Hawaii and 13 Caribbean Islands. We have returned to various places, but never to the same property. However, we will absolutely return to Camp David next winter.
If they rewrote the 1980's book,In Search of Excellence, they need to include Kathy's Abaco Palms Properties for how to run a vacation rental business. We own two rentals properties and our stay at Camp David has inspired us to upgrade our rentals. For example, she provides five boats for four rental properties...who else would do that??? I own a boat. It is very expensive to maintain, when used properly. If you rent one of her properties and use one of the boats, please take note of where all of the sand bars are located at low tide before venturing out. I witnessed two different boats drive right over the sand bar near low tide traveling at fast speeds which damaged the motors.
Kathy's customer service is second to none. She provides a tremendous amount of information regarding the property, as well as, things to do in Abaco and restaurants to visit. We highly recommend the Sandpiper Inn and to utilize Debbie Burrows for dine-in experiences, her lobster salad was awesome and she is a very nice person.
Wonderful Family Vacation!
Beautiful beach, accommodations, and more!!! Kokomo was thoroughly clean and well-maintained, with gorgeous beach/view, excellent floor plan (privacy for grandparents and adult children plus baby), and every resource we could want for home, beach/water adventures (nice boat, kayaks/canoes, beach towels & children's toys, fishing/snorkling gear, etc.). The Heacocks are genuinely gracious hosts. We look forward to returning to Abaco Palms!!!
We loved the house and the beach. The rooms were large with amazing view and so nice to have a bathroom for each bedroom. The house did have some spices that we had forgotten and made cooking in so much nicer. The locals were super friendly and helpful. The best part of this vacation and the home was Kathy. She is the best home owner I have ever met. Super friendly and just a pleasure to talk to and is so knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone looking for a great vacation spot.
Bone Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Great Paddleboarding