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From The Atlantic Ocean To The Sea Of Abaco, Paradise Awaits

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 6

Sandcastle is a typical one-floor Bahamian cottage that sleeps 4-6. Perched on a knoll over-looking the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sea of Abaco on the other, it's views of sunrises and sunsets are unsurpassed.

New in 2016 - whole house air-conditioning & dehumidifying system!

Experience the gentle ocean breezes on the wrap around deck, or enjoy an evening cocktail on the expansive dock as you watch the sunset. Described by a local as 'one of the prettiest spots on the island'.

If you need add'l beds, please visit property #509694, our sister bungalow 'The Whitehouse', which is located on this same property.

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.

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Dorothy White King
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Dorothy White King

Dave grew up spending vacations and summers on nearby Sugarloaf Cay. It was his love of the Bahamas that brought he and Dorothy back to the islands.

Dorothy White King purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Dorothy White King chose Hope Town

Sandcastle, and it's sister cottage 'The White House', sit on a lovely plot of land that encompasses both the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Sea of Abaco on the other. Views from all rooms are stunning, especially sunrises over the Atlantic and sunsets over the Sea of Abaco. The property is far enough away from the settlement to be private and quiet, yet close enough to meet the needs of those residing there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Did I tell you that your dockage is perfect! The guys figured out how to rig the boat up where it is secure at high and low tides in any winds and easy for me to do by myself. It is nice to not have the usual worries of having a boat in the water tied to a dock.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Hope Town on the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do not move furniture. Your help in maintaining order in the cupboards and drawers is also very much appreciated.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor shower just outside the door!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hair dryer(s) provided in each bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Your bedroom door opens to the Atlantic Ocean
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds (king upon request), stunning views of the Sea
  • The master bedroom has direct access to a private bathroom with a shower, as well as access to the outdoor shower. Twin bedroom has it's own full bath (located in hallway).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


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From The Atlantic Ocean To The Sea Of Abaco, Paradise Awaits
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A fantastic week of Caribbean island living, island hopping, inshore n offshore fishing, fine dining

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful unique property w stunning ocean views and private beach on one side and a protected harbor w private dock on the back. Charming n inviting space and interiors in the well-appointed home.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Overall one of the best family vacations we have had in a while. The four of us (kids age 11,13) rented a boat and spent 8 nights in this home. It was perfect inside and out. The porch has views of ocean on both sides. There is a reserve for amazing snorkeling five minutes away and lots of wonderful places to boat to for yummy meals all within 15 minutes of this home. We loved the quiet, peaceful views and walking the desolate beaches and just enjoying nature. Thanks for the perfect place to be with our family before returning to the new school year and all the things that go along with it!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary! We are very happy that Sandcastle and our island met all of your expectations!
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Terrific in every way!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, son, and I had a fabulous time staying at Sand Castle for a week. Sitting on the porch to watch the sun go down quickly became a favorite daily ritual. The home was very well set up for visitors. King bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom. A wonderfully equipped kitchen. An inviting, open floor plan. Wrap around decks to watch your choice of sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean or sunset over the Abaco Sea. A sandy path to one of the nicest beaches on Man O War. A dock within a protected cove for keeping the rental boat. What more could me ask for? We even had lobster for our Thanksgiving dinner. We can't wait to return to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and family! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Sandcastle as much as we do! We look forward to having you return!
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A large slice of Paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

As a professional artist, I found a month at Sandcastle was the perfect "retreat". The privacy, spectacular setting and well appointed cottage say it all...luxurious linens, uncluttered spaces, beautiful fabrics on furniture, delightful breezes from the sea or ocean, convenient walk to the settlement...AND the caretakers are a delightful young couple who are there to help in any way possible!

Be prepared for the ultimate in rest and relaxation...Sandcastle is a treasure!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on the Hope Town, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer Season
1 May 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £151 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £188.22
Pet Fee £188.22
Property Damage Protection £44.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £564.67

Rates are for four adults or two adults/2 children. Additional adults (16 up) - $200 each, per week. Children under 16 - $90.00 each, per week.

Additional nights $440 summer, $330 winter. For reservations of more than 4 - $50 add'l charge for cleaning. Check in 4PM, Check out 10AM.

Full refund less $100 handling fee for cancellations more than 45 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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