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Waterfront Cottage with private dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Coral Cottage is in The northern Bahamas Abaco's located on Sugarloaf Cay only 500 yds from Marsh Harbor's exclusive Eastern Shore. In the Abacos all the fun is by boat. Snorkeling,fishing,Island hoping,exploring the various islands. To make the most of this we have rental boats near by. Only 5 minutes from Marsh Harbour where you have everything you would need in the way of supplies, restaurants , and resorts. .


Very close to such well known sites as Elbow Cay/Hope Town, Guana Cay, Man o War cay. Offshore fishing 5 miles away.

google these for web links

airline connections at very good rates:to marsh Harbour MHH

Silver Airways from all over fla

continental from so Ft. Laud

bahamasair from Palm beach

flyairgate from new smyrna beach fl

american airlines from Miami

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Roger Hansen
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

About Roger Hansen

. We had traveled to the Bahamas for many years until one year we found Marsh Harbour and fell in Love with Sugarloaf cay. We build home and guest cottage there and love every minute relaxing in paradise. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

Roger Hansen purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Roger Hansen chose Abaco

Marsh Harbor is located in the northern most portion of the Bahamas. The Abaco's are known as the 'bunny slope' because the main Island Great Abaco is surrounded by a ring of islands called Cays pronounced' Keys', then the cays are surrounded by a ring of reefs which protect the 'Sound ' from extreme waves. The sound is about 100 miles long and 5 miles wide. We are located in the middle of the Abacos about 100 miles east of palm beach , reachable from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm beach by major commuter airlines. American, bahamas air, and several commuter airlines.I will be glad to send you a list. We have excellent stores for everything you will need. Groceries of all kinds are close by. This beautiful area will make you return year after year.

What makes this cottage unique

A wonderful boating area. Rental boats are available with no experience necessary. Great for swimming, fishing, snorkeling, shelling island hoping..All in a protected sound of crystal clear water. Wonderful beach front bars and resorts loaded with fun and good times. In our private cottage you will have complete privacy and security surrounded by water, . A wonderful breeze will make your stay most enjoyable.


Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time and made many great memories with the kids. We snorkeled everyday and explored as much of the area as we possibly could! Perry was absolutely wonderful to us. Thank you for sending him our way. He was literally an angel on earth the night we arrived. I don't know what we would have done without him. Keith at Dive Abaco gave Abby and me a trip of a lifetime. Since we hadn't been able to finish our certification, he asked us to perform a few of the skills in the pool. We did and he agreed to take us, along with my husband and son (who are certified) on an excursion. It was a major highlight of our trip. The indescribable beauty aside (it speaks for itself), Keith made that happen for us and I would highly recommend him to anyone. The Sail Shop and Man-o-War Cay was one of our favorite stops also. Amazing people! Thanks for sharing your "escape from reality" with us.

Tanya Jansen
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marsh Harbour in Central Abaco

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • village ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Private Access to Bathroom from master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Rollaway, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Caretaker on island, Dock for your rental boat


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage with private dock
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 23 reviews

Cottage in need of repair

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We arrived on Saturday evening around 8:00 and were informed that the maid had not shown up to clean the cottage. we were given a mismatched pile of linens so that we could make our own beds. After a while we got our bed made with different top and bottom sheets and different pillow cases. the other bedroom was the same. the cottage had not been swept or vacuumed and we had to do that ourselves the next morning. there was a pile of linens in the washing machine that reeked like they had been sitting there for a week. we never did see a maid the entire week.

We were informed that they were working on the stove. there was a pile of knobs laying on the stove but none of them fit. we were finally able to get one knob rammed on and we were able to use one burner.

the second night we had a pretty good rain storm. the windows on the east side of the cottage leaked so bad that there was a literal waterfall on the inside of the window coming into the building. the water was splashing all over the tv and electronic equipment and splashing on the vhf radio. we spent several hours changing towels under the windows to sop up the water.

the large back porch had numerous tears in the screen. one was approx. 30" by 18" so it was impossible to keep the bugs out.

the floating dock was falling apart and in need of repair when we arrived. it was patched up during our stay.

the entire floor of the cottage is uneven and it feels like you are walking uphill or downhill most of the time. Most of the doors do not shut properly because the floor is so uneven.

The ceiling fan in the master bedroom did not work. the kitchen faucet leaked pretty bad when water was running and the blinds in the smaller bedroom did not work.

Generally there was junk, construction debris and other stuff all over the site. the bushes and shrubs could have used a good trimming.

on the positive side, the views are stunning and the seclusion is wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gale I am sorry with your experience. With over 100 visitors this is the first one complaining. Future guests can see by clicking on previous reviews. I asked my caretaker about your concerns and he informed me that prior to your arrival he was in the process of spring cleaning and repairs and all items have been repaired.
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  • 5 of 5

I just wish vrbo would allow honest reviews but I have come to realize that the reviews on vrbo are strictly censored in the home renters favor. From now on I will not pay any attention to the posted reviews written by supposed guests and will seek other rental options.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Santa Fe, California

A stunning setting in a piece of paradise. We had our long awaited Honeymoon and adventures galore!

  • 5 of 5

The property is unique, incredibly peaceful, simply divine. We spent 9 days and my husband kept saying it felt like 5 minutes! We had adventures of every kind and always loved coming back to Coral Cove to regroup and relax. The house is cozy and perfectly situated and the caretakers couldn't have been more helpful and generous and kind. This place and our vacation will forever be in our hearts!!!!!! Thank you ! Thank you! For opening up your home to us!!!!!

Will & Nina

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nina and Will we are so happy to have shared our cottage with you.. Please remember us for your next trip to the Bahamas. Sincerely, Roger and Sandi
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New Years at Coral Cove, Sugar Loaf Cay

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful way to spend New Years! The cottage is very private and well appointed with all the comforts of home and is great for relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather we had while there. The views are fantastic and the screened-in porch was absolutely wonderful for relaxing and meals. Coral Cove is perfectly located for day trips to various cays. Woodie (caretaker) was very helpful answering questions and making suggestions for activities. I would highly recommend Coral Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we can share another special time together. Sincerely, Roger and Sandi
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Jacksonville, Florida

Coral Cove on Sugar Loaf Cay Abacos

  • 5 of 5

A spring break to remember! We got a taxi from the airport to the grocery store, stocked up and taxied to Blue Wave boat rental. We are in our 60's with a 14 yr old granddaughter. My husband had not driven a boat since 1968, but all went well. The cottage was perfect for us and location is superb!!! Our granddaughter had so much fun on the private beaches looking for shells and swimming. We went to different Cays for lunch. Loved the privacy of the cottage! Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jana, We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip and found the secrets of our location. Please spread the word to your friends of how great our cottage is. We look forward to having you return again. Best regards, Roger and Sandi
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Discovery Bay Ca

Coral Cove Cottage on Sugar Loaf Cay Abacos

  • 5 of 5

Awesome two week vacation. We rented a boat with Blue Wave in downtown Marsh Harbor and zipped around the corner to Coral Cove. Nicedeep water access and dock, no steps to cottage. Cottage was bright, sunny, clean, and well appointed with great views out 2 sides and nice screened porch, private beach with swing to watch the sunset. The caretaker, Woodie, was close by in the event we has a question or needed any help for any reason. sugar loaf only has a few residents so we felt we had a private island all to our own. The location is within 30 minutes of all the major Cays: Guana, Great Abaco, Man O War, Elbow (Hope town), Sandy Cay, Little Harbor and just steps away from Abaco Beach Inn/Marina and downtown Marsh Harbor The cottage has full kitchen facilities, clothes washer and dryer, TV and internet and the important VHS radio. We simply loved this place!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
marsh harbour MHH
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
1 Abaco beach resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hope Town
Car: not necessary

We are located on a very private island within eye sight of Abaco beach resort ,1 mile or 5 minutes by outboard from Marsh Harbour.

We are located in the northern most portions of the Abaco islands of the Bahamas only 1 hour flight from Palm beach fl.. The enjoyment of the Abacos is the beautiful crystal clear waters. The surrounding islands, called cays “pronounced keys” each has its own personality. All have beaches and snorkeling. Actually all our restaurants are reachable by small outboard boat. I have attached information separately on Airlines and rental boats for your reference. The boat rental companies will arrange to deliver to the resort if you ask. I suggest you purchase the Guide This will be very helpful in your visit : Cruising Guide to Abaco by Steve Dodge for complete details on the entire Abaco area including photos of all cays and facilities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

maid fee £57.59

Second Week is $1000/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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