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Charming Cottage Overlooking Hopetown Harbour With Boat Dock

Sleeps4
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
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Hope Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Cottage Overlooking Hopetown Harbour With Boat Dock
average rating of 4.857143 based on 45 reviews
Coral Gables
5

Hopetown gem

  • 5 of 5

Very nice stay.

For boaters our 35 foot outboard boat fit easily on their dock

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Really nice cottage, our second stay.

  • 4 of 5

We would easily score our stay as 5 stars if we had at least one day access to the laundry since we rent for 7 days.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house in a better location!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years, we have stayed in many different places to suit the needs and size of our travel group. This year, we decided to take just the family- 2 adults, 2 children- and this house was perfect! While we didn't spend too much time INSIDE the house, the 2 bedroom/2 bath layout fit our needs. While the screened-in porch is great for watching over the harbour (including direct views of the lighthouse), don't forget to relax in the Adirondack chairs on the side porch for stargazing- something we didn't appreciate until the last night. Exit the main level to stroll the high road and have easy beach access, or take the stairs down to the main road- a short walk into town, ample parking for your golf cart, and direct access to a private dock for your personal or rental boat. Overall, a wonderful house in a better location!

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston SC
4

Very well equipped cottage considering the size

  • 4 of 5

Property was in a great location, very cute and clean. We enjoyed our stay. Pretty view of the water from the screen porch.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Terri and Hobie-- Carissa Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful !

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location looking over the center of the harbour and the lighthouse

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect if you want to be in Hope town and looking over the harbour straight toward the light house. AC worked well, excellent condition and clean, cable dropped out and manager fixed it asap, master is upstairs so might not be as ideal for someone needing main floor master bed. I suggest booking early and appreciated having a golf cart (also need to book early) to be able to see the other parts of the island including restaurants, marinas, and Tahiti Beach...

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage around the Hope Town

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
AU$446
AU$2,882
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$61.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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