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Charming Cottage Overlooking Hopetown Harbour With Boat Dock

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Bahamian Style Cottage

Carissa Cottage is located on Up-Along street midway between the Post Office and the Hopetown Lodge. Built to resemble the original Loyalist cottages in the area, Carissa Cottage is only 20 years old. The Bahamian builders made sure that all of the original charms befitting the 1800 saltbox colonial style cottages were included in the plans. The cottage's focal point is the magnificent screened porch complete with it's Adirondack table and chairs, overlooking both the Hope Town Harbour and its famous lighthouse and views of the Atlantic Ocean. Begin your day with morning coffee on the porch watching the harbour and settlement come to life. In the evening you can enjoy a sunset dinner on the porch as the activity in the harbour settles down for the day. Nights are magical with lights twinkling from the settlement and the harbour and the light from the historic Hope Town lighthouse.

The beach, complete with coral reefs for snorkeling, is across the street and down a flight of steps. If a boat is in your vacation plans, the private dock is just below the cottage. Stroll through the settlement for convenient shopping, dining and nighttime entertainment. For a special occasion, stroll 2 minutes to the Hope Town Lodge to enjoy some of the finest dining on the island.

If cooking is your hearts desire, you will find the kitchen very well equipped for almost any of your needs along with a gas bbq located on the side yard for your grilling needs. The master bedroom has a king size bed with private bath; the downstairs bedroom has 2 twin beds (which can be put together for another king bed) with an adjoining bathroom.

Check out the link to our web site and read the testimonials from previous guests.

More Details

Owner
Sabine Probst
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Sabine Probst

Reinhold and I are originally from Bavaria in Germany but live since 25 years in Florida. Growing up in a cold climate we are both naturally drawn to nice beaches and tropical climates.

We enjoy boating and Watersports. The beaches in Hope Town are spectacular and the water is crystal clear.

Sabine Probst purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Sabine Probst chose Hope Town

We started coming to the Abacos and Hope Town in 2008, where we've rented a boat with friends to explore all the islands. As soon as we entered the beautiful harbor in Hopetown we knew that we found our most favorite place. In 2009 we bought a Trawler that we keep in Marsh Harbor, since then we come back to Hopetown with our boat about 5-6 times a year and usually moor out in the harbor.

We knew at some point that we would love to own property in Hope Town.

When we saw that the Carissa cottage was up for sale in March 2014 we made an offer immediately, not only because it's the best location in town but it also has a dock big enough for our boat. We LOVE Carissa Cottage and everyone who comes says it's the best place to stay in Hope Town.

What makes this cottage unique

Our screened porch overlooks the harbour where we can watch the sun set each night and watch the come alive just as the darkness sets into the harbour. There just isn't anything better than this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed Carissa Cottage. It truly made our vacation. We stayed for about two weeks. When planning the trip, we wondered if that might be too long, given the size of the town and island. But we had so much fun, we could have stayed another two weeks!



This was our first VRBO experience and everything was perfect (thank you, Nancy!). The house was exactly as described in the listing and as shown in the pictures. The two local managers (sisters) met us at our boat when we arrived and were super nice and helpful (everything went so smoothly we never needed them again).



We rented a 23' Albury Brothers from Island Marine for the entire time we were there. We flew to Marsh Harbor, a cab took us to the grocery and liquor stores, and then drove us to the harbor where someone from Island Marine was waiting for us in the boat we'd rented. A 15 minute boat ride and we were at the Cottage's dock. "Getting there" was a breeze.



Abaco is really a special place. Our daily routine -- listen to The Cruiser's Network on Channel 68 at 8:15 to get the weather and day's events, grab coffee at the GREAT coffee shop a few blocks away, and then jump on the boat for a day of adventure. We snorkeled, spearfished, fished, beachcombed, but mostly chased our 5 year old daughter around beautiful beaches we had all to ourselves. And, we didn't get in a car for two weeks!!



There are plenty of local restaurants that serve simple, fresh, and reasonably-priced fare. You can boat or walk to all of the best places. At night, they'll pick you up and drop you off at the Cottage.



I could go on and on. We're already planing our next trip to the Abaco and we'll definitely be staying at Carissa Cottage!



Jim
Feb 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on the Hope Town on the Elbow Cay

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • city centre
  • Monument View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to 1st Floor Bedroom with access to Patio
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First Floor Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , can be converted to king size
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
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Reviews

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Charming Cottage Overlooking Hopetown Harbour With Boat Dock
average rating of 4.92 based on 35 reviews
5

Brilliant Stay at Hopetown's Carissa Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Neat and tidy, Carissa cottage overlooks Hopetown Harbour from its generously sized screened dining porch. It's hard to beat. Two bedrooms, each with own bathroom provides the comforts of home. Can whole heartedly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage in the heart of Hope Town. The perfect location with easy access to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Love this cottage. It is quaint and comfortable with an historic feel. Perfect for my family of 4. The beds are very comfortable. My most favorite part is the screened in patio over looking the harbor and marina. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage, included everything we could need!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has visited the Abacos since 1960, we've never stayed in a better place!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super nice.

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained ,clean, well furnished. Enjoyed the videos ,kitchen, cooler and screened porch. Really appreciated the golf cart help with luggage upon arrival. Lovely for two couples. Gorgeous charming area and house. Tiny bit of room for improvement....no response from host RE questions about where to wash beach towels or change them out and satellite TV not working. both beds could use a foam filler (available at Bed Bath and Beyond) to bridge between twin beds to make a king. Oven works well...burners not so much. Confusion RE check out time...house book said 10, housekeeping showed up at 845? I did miss an em about it ,but was going by the book.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carissa Cottage, Hope Town

  • 5 of 5

The house in Hope Town over looking the Harbour was fantastic. It was clean and perfect in every way. It was convenient to have our boat right in front of the cottage and it was easy to walk to the beach and around Hope Town. The only issue I had was that the owners turned off the power and water to the dock. I understand that water is a limited resource only provided by rain and electric is expensive. But I would have conserved as much as possible. Although it wasn't a necessity, I would have preferred to have my boat on the charger at night. And not being able to use the water at the dock for a quick spray of the boat after offshore fishing was ridiculous. But I managed with my own on board water supply. If you are there to hardcore fish as we are, this is not the house you want. No filet station and I don't believe you can dump carcasses in the Harbour anyways. But if you want a fantastic little cottage with a great view, beach on the other side in a convienent location in Hope Town, this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

One of our best vacations.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we found the house spotless. It's location is one of the finest on the Island.The house had It's own dock and we had rented a boat for the week. When we arrived back each night after island hopping, we enjoyed a bottle of wine on the porch with a gorgeous view of the sunset and lighthouse. We are looking forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Marsh Harbour
Nearest Barpub
Hopetown Lodge
Nearest Ferry
Marsh Harbour Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Edgewater
Nearest Beach
Hope Town Atlantic Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on the Hope Town, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 4 nights
From
£246
£1,621
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £31.68
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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