Abaco Palms -Oceanfront Homes-Incl Boat, Kayaks ++
From $714 / night
- 4 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Sleeps 9
Description from the owner
Use of a 16' Carolina Skiff, kayaks and paddle boards are included in the rental of these beautiful, oceanfront homes at Casuarina Point. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the large oceanfront decks which features a whirlpool spas, comfortable seating, and stainless steel grills for cooking your fresh catch or Caribbean lobster. Enjoy the beautiful, white-sand private beaches from your hammock or under the thatched umbrellas. We have a luxury house to fit every family/group - from a 2 bedroom 2 bath to our 4 bedroom 4+ bath.
Abaco Palms features two master bedrooms with king-size beds, private oceanfront balconies, bathrooms with Jacuzzi... whirlpool tubs and separate showers, and walk-in closets. The other two bedrooms offer queen-size beds and one has an additional single futon for lounging or to be used as an additional bed. Each bedroom has its own television and each bathroom is fully tiled.
Kokomo has 2 bedrooms, each with a king size bed and adjoining bath. Each bedroom has its own television and large windows for viewing the beach and ocean.
Camp David features 3 bedroom and 3 and 1/2 baths - a FABULOUS house with huge windows facing the gorgeous ocean vies through mature coconut trees.
Calypso has 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus bathroom facilities on the beach level. There is a GREAT room for gathering with a new custom kitchen and plenty of seating for dining and enjoying the spectacular view.
Bone fishing flats are just down the beach and the barrier reef is right out in front. Walk out on the flats and collect sand dollars at low tide. Paddle out in the kayak to the small island outcroppings of the reef, or take your own 16-foot Carolina Skiff to explore nearby islands and discover your own private beach.
All of the Abaco Palms Properties are air conditioned and feature large windows with beautiful views of the Casuarina Point beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and the small islands in front. They all offer fully-equipped kitchens with dishwashers, stand alone ice makers, granite counter tops, washers and dryers - everything you need for a special, memorable vacation.
All the Abaco Palms Properties homes feature wireless Internet, Ethernet ports and Internet phone service with free calls to the US and Canada. Visit our Abaco Palms Properties web site by searching Abaco Palms for pictures of all the properties, and inquire for additional information.Read more
About the owner
Kathy Heacock Full profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: A few hours
Calendar updated: 8 months ago
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 64 reviews
Abaco Palms -Oceanfront Homes-Incl Boat, Kayaks ++
Additional Location Information
Located 16 miles south of Marsh Harbour, directly on the ocean in the community of Casuarina Point. Casuarina Point is a small, ocean front community with vacation home and Bahamian neighbors. The beach is perfect for long walks, shelling, swimming, kayaking, boating in the 16' Carolina Skiff, PERFECT for paddle boarding, relaxing, building sand castles....the list goes on and on!
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Last updated on January 14, 2014
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- Government Tax | 10% of rent
- Alarm Clock
- A/C or climate control
- Housekeeping Optional
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
- Ocean or water views
- Private Beach
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Boat available
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 2800 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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57 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Shady Side, MD
We are on the plane heading home and thinking about abaco Palms. :-)
Flawless, absolutely Flawless and Breathtaking!!!
Kathy, you and Gary have done a fantastic job. Everything went smoothly. The house and the grounds are all so well kept, and every single thing worked. The skiff is priceless. Cherokee sounds was like our playground, and we had the right vessel to get us around our playground. We Snorkeled and fished till our hearts were content. We followed your maps in the book on the table and found great snorkeling spots right out front. The outside hot shower was so convenient.
We went on this trip back in November 2013 and I'm still talking about abaco Palms. Sorry for the late review, however, our feelings are still the same. Magical!!!
Perfect family vacation!
Exactly the family vacation we were looking for. We enjoyed that we were not hurrying off somewhere all the time. We spent the whole wqeek together enjoying the beach and the water, played games, did puzzles, etc. We hope to return in the future and stay longer..
Perfect Getaway at the Kokomo
We rented the Kokomo Beach House in Casuarino Point for 9 days and was so totally impressed with the place that we felt like we were at home...everything you could possibly need or want was at the house. The house is beautifully decorated and the view from the front porch is priceless. We spent endless days and nights sitting on the porch enjoying a cocktail or two and just enjoying the view. The beach is a gorgeous white sand beach with turquoise waters to swim, paddle or boat on...walks on the beach in the early morning to the point to watch the sunrise were peaceful and beautiful...sunsets were watched right from our porch or out in front of the place on the beach...you get the best of both worlds from this location. Marsh Harbour is about 15 miles away, but this gives you the opportunity to pick up groceries, etc. while you are in town and enjoy grilling and making your meals back at the house. A very much needed fun relaxing trip was had by the 4 of us and highly recommend the renting of the Kokomo Beach House or one of Kathy's other 3 houses on Casuarino Point!
Hockessin, Delaware US
A 5 star vacation in the Bahamas at Kokomo
We just spent two glorious weeks at Kokomo, and could not have imagined better accommodations. The house was extremely comfortable, with all the appointments anyone would need. Kathy Heacock was very responsive, and thoughtful in providing information in advance to make the island and activities accessible quickly - fishing, shelling, snorkeling, boating, restaurants and special places to see. We caught bone fish on the fly rod with a great guide - Captain Buddy Pinder - and by ourselves wading the expansive flats in front of the house, enjoyed kayaking, and spent hours walking and shelling along the beautiful beaches. Coffee on the deck as the sun rose over the water, and sunsets of exquisitely colored skies - nothing could be better. We will definitely be back to this house and place!
About as good as it gets!
All was wonderful at the Kokomo. I really noticed and appreciate the attention to detail. Everything was in the "right" place and nothing was "missing"! Such a comfortable abode and wonderful location. It is very "easy and hassle free" to be there.
East Granby, Connecticut
Thank you so much for the use of your Cottage. We had a wonderful 8 days. The house is terrific, having every amenity we could ask for! It was beautifully appointed and the kitchen was wonderful to cook in! Incredible beach, shelling and sea life, from dolphins to sea turtles. My husband not only caught numerous bonefish, but one of the biggest Permit the guide had seen in 20 years! Can't wait to return next year!
Wonderful Vacation at Kokomo on abaco Island
Great vacation at the inviting and comfortable Kokomo beach house on abaco. Had all the amenities you could want in addition to the beautiful beach and clear, calm ocean water. Very well maintained, quiet and private. Anything we could ask for was there and help was always available quickly if needed. Our 3-week stay was perfect for our well-needed, restful vacation.
My family and I have stayed at abaco Palms in the past and it was wonderful. That is why when it came time to take my new wife for a honeymoon, the decision was easy. Mrs. Heacock makes it a simple process and she could not have been nicer! I personally have been all over the Bahamas in 21 trips before my honeymoon and her houses and the way she does business is the best I've found and I can say I've stayed in some of the best places on the islands. She will help instantly with any problem but there are few problems. Where else can you book a vacation and get a house, car, and boat all in one package? I urge you to stay with the Heacock's, they are wonderful people and have wonderful properties and wonderful service!
Preston Lancs England
Fishing in paradise
We have stayed at Kokomo twice and the only word to describe it is idyllic and the house has everything anyone could want . Kathy you have paid great attention to detail have provided a wonderful relaxing place in which to spend a memorable holiday. Abaco is an unspoilt paradise. My husband found the bone fishing awesome and says if he could go bone-fishing in the UK he would never go salmon fishing again. Thanks Garry for taking us out on your boat we had a great afternoon and even caught some fish. Casurina Point is a wonderful place which has not been spoiled by tourism it is a place to chill out relax, swim, fish, star gaze and just have a great holiday away from it all. We will return.
Johns Creek GA
We recently stayed at abaco Palms and although the weather was not so great, we had a fabulous time! The house is beautiful and very well laid out for together time as well as privacy. Everything is included from kyaks, paddle boards and floats to a huge array of board games and movies! There is something for everyone! With 4 teenagers, you never know, but everyone loved it and wants to go back! We will definitely rent this property again.
Stephen and Christine
Best holiday ever
Hi just wanted to let everybody no of the best holiday destination in the bahamas. A group of us two couples stayed in abaco Palms sister property kocomo and had the best holiday ever. The facilities are excellent and our hosts could not of been more helpfull or accomadating the fishing, diving, boating, kayaking (the list is endless)were amazing. Cant wait to visit again
We have just returned from a week at Kokomo and can't say enough about the paradise we feel we have found.The location is spectacular - from the white sand and green/blue waters, to the breathtaking vista of stars to view at night (from the patio hot tub with glass of wine in hand - does it get any better than that???).The shallow waters were perfect for our young girls to play in, and finding starfish & sand dollars just capped off the experience for them. The fact that you are not sharing your paradise with 948 other tourists makes it that much more enjoyable. You can truly sit and breathe in the serenity...and feel it right down to your toes. Kokomo was a fantastic house-Lovely and clean, and well appointed with everything we needed.We felt instantly at home and cared for it as we would our own place. You can't beat the convenience of having a house right on the beach - no "running all the way back to your hotel room" for the book you meant to bring down to the beach. I could fill 10 pages with all the positive feedback I have for this magical destination, fabulous rental and just as importantly, Kathy & Gary who we rented from. They were extremely friendly and efficient with all of our communications while planning this trip, and what was even better is that we were able to meet them in person as they were in abaco during our stay. Incredibly genuine and welcoming, Kathy & Gary are the kind of people who are just so pleased to have their rentals enjoyed and respected by good vacationers. They were lovely to get to know, and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed and gave us lots of advice on destinations and outings. They are exactly the kind of people you want to rent from, and you can feel confident you will get the holiday to want for the money you spend. We are already booking for next year - that should be enough proof that we couldn't have been happier with our choice of vacation. Thank you Kathy & Gary!!
Very relaxing and a good spot to spent Quality Family Time.
We have vacationed in many spots in the Carribbean, our vacation at abaco Palms was absolutely the best for us to spent time with our now older children to just enjoy the surroundings and each other. The water was amazing and the rays and sea stars were an awesome site. Thanks to Kathy and Gary Heacock, the owners, for openning up their home to us.
Our family vacation to abaco Palms was one of the best vacations we have experienced. Everyone had a wonderful time. Your home had everything and more that we needed. The water is absolutely beautiful. We all enjoyed the snorkeling, boating, kayaking, walking on the beach, collecting shells and exploring the area. Kathy was very helpful in answering questions and preparing us for this adventure. Not only did we enjoy the beautiful area, but the people as well. You have some wonderful neighbors.
Tibble's Kokomo Heaven
Kokomo is beautiful, totally equipped and Kathy's always available for questions. Our 2nd time and just as wonderful as the first visit!! Beautiful views, location is really amazing, better than the pictures - Kathy outdoes herself :)
Kokomo was perfectly perfect
Our stay at the Kokomo house was perfect. The pictures do not due it justice of the house or the beach. Lay out, explore, collect shells, snorkel, fish, and take in the beautiful scenery just steps from the house. Kathy goes out of her way before, during and after the trip to make sure you have a good time. If Kathy recommends something, you should do it.
Best vacation ever
We visited Kokomo and abaco Palms both last June for a family vacation. It was phenomenal!!! The amenities were superb. Kathy was super accommodating with everything we needed, before during and after the trip. It was so nice to arrive and have a van waiting for us right off the plane, get to the house and have a welcome bottle of champagne, wake up and have directions on where to go snorkeling and spearing on the reefs in the skiff. Kathy and Gary were both there when we came down so we got to meet our wonderful hosts! We can't wait to go back and have already planned a trip with our extended family for June of 2013. Thank you, Kathy!! You had beautiful material to work with but your touch has made it heaven on earth.
Donna & Mark
Fort smith, MT
Vacation of a lifetime!
We vacationed at the Kokomo house and it was over the top! We loved the quiet beach and listening to the ocean through our bedroom window at night. The fishing was fun with the boat and kayaks, we even saw some dolphins while kayaking near the house one day! We will definitely be back soon!
A perfect vacation!
When I began planning this trip with my family, I had in mind a vision of a place I wanted to be and what I wanted to be doing while I was there. I had no idea it actually existed, or that we could actually find it. But we certainly did at abaco Palms! We have had many beach vacations over the years and everyone agreed that this was by far the best combination of all the factors needed to make a vacation what it should be - relaxing, enjoyable and very hard to leave! No one cared at all when Hurricane Isaac "trapped" us there for an extra day. We brought suitcases of clothes we never wore because every day we spent exploring, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, building sand castles and kayaking before grilling fresh fish and enjoying our dinner and evenings on the incredible deck (either sitting in the hot tub or lounging in chairs) with a moonlit ocean extending into a sea of stars with the milky way in the backdrop. Quite simply, it was a perfect vacation at a phenomenal place with amenities like the van, boat and kayaks that really distinguish abaco Palms from other places I found online. And while the pictures are beautiful, they could never do justice to the reality of what you find once you get there. My recommendation is simple: make it happen and get yourself to abaco Palms! Fortunately for us, the owners were staying at Kokomo the same week so we were able to meet them. Gary and Kathy are as wonderful, friendly and helpful as you could imagine - what a treat! We enjoyed visiting with them and hearing more about why they love abaco so dearly and genuinely want their guests to love it, too. Their sweet spirits resonate throughout their beautiful house and truly make you feel at home while you're there. But like every vacation, it had to come to an end at some point. While I didn't at all want to leave abaco, I was not sad. I was happy. Happy that we had found a place I could only best describe as paradise, and most confident that we would return. I can't wait!
Great Family Getaway
Our goal was for our 2 kids to experience the clear water and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Abaco Palms exceeded our goal and our expectations. At the end of the week our kids did not want to leave and wanted to know when we could return. Kathy's attention to details in the house, where to shop for local bread, restaurants, snorkeling sites etc... is far above any vacation rental I have used. The house had every amenity you could think of. The boat allowed us to explore the reefs and the wonderful snorkeling. The van for running into town when needed and kayaks, floats, beach toys, , fishing pole the list would go on forever. If you are looking for a great vacation destination with your family a group of friends or as a couple abaco Palms is a must. We will definitely return.
Heaven on Earth!!!
We recently spent a week at abaco Palms with our family. It was absolutely perfect for us. Beautiful home, amazing beach and Kathy has thought of everything you might possibly need/want on your vacation. She is great to work with, provides you with information and answers all your questions. Kathy and Gary were staying at Kokomo (their other rental) and were the nicest people ever. We loved having the van, the boat and the kayaks. I would give this place and experience 10 stars if it would let me. We will definitely return!
Abaco Palms proved to be perfect beyond our expectations. From the moment we booked the home, Kathy was a gem to work with. She answered all questions quickly and left no detail unaddressed. The house itself is gorgeous. "Fix-It Guy Bill" down the street was at the home within minutes if we had a question or problem. Not to be missed is the sand spit just a short walk up the beach; at low tide it's the perfect place to enjoy the impossibly beautiful water. Very helpful to have someone confident/competent in boating to explore farther than the kayaks can take you.
Palm Beach Gardens
Great everything was perfect
The home is lovely it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.
It is a little out of the way but since we had a van provided by the home owner it made getting around easy.we loved being right on the beach and being able to sit on the deck in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee.
Abaco Palms for the 3rd year
It is a fantastic place to vacation with friends and family. There is not an amenity that we needed that was not included. The owners of this really know how to make a renting vacationer feel at home.
This was our third year to rent abaco Palms. Still the perfect vacation destination. The owner works very hard to make your stay perfect in every way. The house is exactly as described and provides luxury while enjoying your beach vacation. The van and boat are great for exploring the island and reefs. If you are looking for an ideal beach vacation destination, this is it!!
my stay at abaco
Very well done, there was not one disappointment with our stay. My 5th trip to abaco and this was by far the best. Best location best amentities everyhthing was perfect!
Fort White, Florida
I just spend 9 days and 8 nights a the best vacation spot ever. Kathy the owner has gone out of her way to meet every possible need for a great vacation. The spacious 4 bedrooms, the Van, Boat, Kayaks and everything else was just great. We had 8 kids from ages 2 to 12 and they had a wonderful time on the best beach anywhere. We fished, ate fresh conch, snorkeled the reefs and enjoyed everything abaco Palms offers. If you want to have a truly great vacation with your family and friends I recommend abaco Palms. Kathy is a joy to work with, she answers your question before you even ask.
Chuck, Karen, & Michael
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
"That's where we want to go... way down to Kokomo."
Sad to say... our vacation went much too fast, but we made the most of our time here. We all agree that we definitely made the right choice when we picked Kokomo as our abacos destination. Waking up each day in this great home and looking out at the spectacular view was the perfect way to start our mornings.
Other than the heavy rain on our arrival day, we had wonderful weather and took advantage of it by taking the boat out for part of everyday. Michael became proficient with the Hawaiian sling and even I managed to spear a large ocean perch. We snorkeled, fished, and explored much of the Cherokee Sound area, including a fun afternoon at a Blue Hole (we caught several nice snapper and lost a couple of large ones). Our trip over to Hope Town was fun. It was exactly what we pictured an island town would be. We wandered, shopped, and had lobster and fries at Munchies. We also made our way to Snappas, Wally's, Pete's Bar, Nancy's at Sandy Point, and Treasure Cay. All in all, I'm not sure we could have done much more. However, our early mornings and late evenings at the house were probably our most special times. We sat on the deck and talked, enjoyed cooking meals together, played scrabble after dinner (while we watched Miami win their series against Boston), and stargazed from the hot tub. It really was the experience we were looking for and even more than expected.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful home (and beach) with us. What wonderful memories we will take home with us...
Chuck, Karen, and Michael
3rd Chatham Couple for Bahama vacation!
We had a fabulous time! The house is perfect and has the best accomodations that anyone could ask for! The van and the boat worked out very well. The hot tub was a favorite. We enjoyed having people bring in a dinner as well as driving to Marsh Harbor for dinner. The weather was not as cooperative - but we managed to have fun inspite of it. We took in some local farm markets and the bakeries too! Couldn't have been happier on this vacation.
Great place to spend a relaxing week
We (two couples) stayed at Kokomo for a week. The home, appliances, furnishings and other amenities are very high quality and well maintained. The view from the deck, especially at sunset is fantastic, and the beach is inviting. Having a boat at our disposal was a big plus and we used it for fishing, accessing the reefs and small islands for snorkeling, and checking out the blue holes.
Kathy is extremely well organized and made the whole rental process easy and personal. She answered my many questions almost before (it seemed) I could ask them and provided us with loads of interesting information about abaco and the Bahamas. The bottle of sparkling wine waiting for us when we arrived was a thoughtful touch.
I feel anyone wanting to experience abaco for a week, or more, will not be disappointed if you do so staying at the Heacock's Kokomo house. We highly recommend it.
Chuck, Pat, Paul and Judy
A Perfect "10"
We keep singing " Hanging out in abaco"!!! Omg the house was so
beautiful and comfortable, with everything you could want! We did not have
the best weather but... you could still read , swim, eat, drink, walk,
etc. all the things you could do in the sun and beach!!! We had a fabulous
time and can not wait to get back. Thinking of bringing our whole family
there in april 2013!!!
Judy was FaB, so helpful and like I had known her forever, and we had
dinner at the house one night and Corrine cooked, yum!!!
You have outdone yourself, thank you!!! Will be sending pics and is it
possible to get a copy of the CD with Kokomo and Hangin Out in abaco???
The CD that was in the van. I would highly recommend your properties for vacations to all
Chatham, MA USA
Extremely high quality amenities, unbelievably well organized !
Our "crew" of six normally charter and sail in the BVI, but this time decided to be really lazy and rent a place on the beach. Great move ! You don't have to do anything more than crawl out on the beach after breakfast, but you can take the boat to explore or use the van to get around. This is a beautiful spot, everything is top quality and worked perfecly, it has been well thought out to provide all you need. Just unpack and have a great time... if you don't, it's your own fault.
We rented the Kokomo vacation home. Kathy was easy to work with, responded quickly to questions and provided detailed, accurate information about the home and abaco Island. We loved the beautiful beach right at the doorstep and the stunning colors of the water. The home is well-appointed and well-kept; the addition of a couple of fishing rods would be great. The inclusion of the van and skiff were much appreciated. The kayaks are in great condition, and we enjoyed using them to explore the nearby islands. The Marsh Harbour shops were reasonably priced (groceries, fresh fish, and bakery) and we really enjoyed the local restaurants (Mangoes, Curly Tails, and Snappas). We fell in love with the island and Kokomo; we can't wait to return! This was by far our most relaxing vacation.
Our Best Family Vacation Ever
We had a wonderful stay at abaco Palms. Everything was just as it was stated in the description. The owner Kathy was so easy to work with. She made sure all our questions were answered and made us feel very comfortable in her vacation home. We have 9 & 10 year old boys who had a great time exploring the surrounding beach, snorkeling, swimming and boating. My husband loves to fish and he did just that everyday. This was by far our best family vacation. We will definitely be coming back. It was nice to arrive at the house and know that dinner would be arriving for us that evening. Highlights of our trip: Pete's Pub, Treasure Cay, finding a message in a bottle, blue hole swimming, snorkeling at the reefs right in front of the house, kayaking, fishing and most importantly relaxing. We really enjoyed the friendly people of abaco.
Wonderful stay in paradise...
Everything as pictured, amenities outstanding, having the van and boat made it perfect. Fished and grilled daily, visited the reefs, blue holes, small islands, toured the island and had lunches in town. Wonderful, wonderful weather, couldn't have been better...
You will never want to leave once you have stayed here.
We stayed at the Kokomo Villa for the second time in two years with our best friends. When we arrived it truly was like coming home again and we knew it was going to be hard to say goodbye when the time came. We were fortunate enough to be here when the owners, Kathy and Gary, were also here in their other house (the abaco Palms) and so we got to meet them. They are a delight and Kathy really is a great person to work with in making your vacation one you will never forget. The van was waiting for us at the airport and that is such a wonderful perk. It is big, so we had room for us, our luggage (and we don't like to travel light), and the trip into Marsh Harbour to pick up supplies before we headed to Casurina Point. We used the Skiff and that was such fun to get to go and visit the islands close by. Kathy has the times of low and high tide available there too. As to the villa itself, it is beautiful and everything that you could possibly need is right there. The beach is really nice and we walked for miles picking up shells and treasures of the sea. Once again we had a most memorable vacation and are already yearning for the next time when we can return. I know you will love it.
New Rockford, ND
Nestled on the Beach and Hooked on abaco
We returned to abaco for our second stay at Kokomo (same owner and beach front as the abaco Palms property) with our best friends for twelve nights. Kokomo is ideal for two couples or a small family. We've rented homes in Hawaii and St. Martin and Kathy's properties are by far the prize winners. This was our third trip back to abaco. We very much enjoy the Bahamian culture and the friendly people of abaco. It's great to be in an area that isn't flooded with tourists. Casuarina Point in abaco is a place where you forget the rest of the world until it's time to leave. Upon departing, you can't help but leave a piece of your heart behind in abaco. A definite drawing factor for us to this rental property is the provision of the passenger van and the 16' Carolina Skiff for boating. The van is ready for you upon arrival at the airport, and the skiff is moored right outside the house on your shoreline. I can't even begin to describe the wonderful white sand beach that extends in both directions. We will be forever spoiled by the gin clear waters of Casuarina Point that are just steps out your door. You can swim and snorkel for hundreds of yards and still only be chest high in water. When the tide goes out, you have a number of sand bars to walk, shell, and find starfish that are waiting for the waters to return. Kathy has simply thought of every amenity that you could possibly need in the house. She is very proficient in making sure that all arrangements flow smoothly. The peaceful and almost private beach with its serene waters can never be forgotten. My heart will always long to return to Casuarina Point. Thank you, Kathy, for sharing your beautiful shore homes!
Sssshhh don't tell anyone!!!
I hate to tell you how good a place this is because, selfishly, it may make it harder to book in future!! But the way Kathy operates this place deserves a good review. I echo the other reviews that Kathy is very nice to work with as she is very organized and has thought of everything you will need to have a nice vacation. The house is beautiful and Kathy has equiped it with virtually everything. This is no stripped down rental. The setting is ideal, tranquil, and relaxing. You won't see many people on the white sand beaches in either direction. We enjoyed the boat and I spent every day in the water catching fish, lobster, and conch, which we had for dinner. Yummie!! The girls enjoyed lounging right out front in the sand patiently waiting for their banana, coffee, and rum smoothies. Wifi worked great and was convenient for the Internet, making phone calls, and listening to music. Sitting out in the jacuzzi watching the sun set wasn't too bad either. If you are looking to relax, read, eat, enjoy good friends and the ocean, this is the place for you. In a world where you get used to dissapointments, this was not. But, Ssshhh don't tell anyone. Thank you, Kathy!!
Leah & Bill M. & family
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Paradise on abaco
Our first visit to abaco, Bahamas was made even more special by being able to stay at abaco Palms. Kathy bent over backwards to ensure our stay was one that would be the highlight of our Bahamian holiday (we spent a week in Nassau as well). She answered all of our pre-holiday questions quickly and always made herself available to answer more. She is such a pleasant person to deal with! The home itself was absolutely perfect, and the location is simply paradise. We didn't find ourselves wanting for anything - the house has it all, and then some! The older people in our group enjoyed the warm weather on the expansive deck or on the beach under the umbrella. The 20-somethings loved having the kayaks and the Carolina Skiff at their disposal! Having a van to toodle around in made trips into Marsh Harbour so easy, and that it was at the airport waiting for us upon our arrival was fabulous - no need to go through the hassles of renting a car! We all enjoyed ourselves immensely and are looking forward to next year, when we are already planning our abaco vacation. And there's no doubt about where we'll be staying!
Sweet Home Kokomo
We have stayed twice at Kokomo and loved every minute of it. The house is fabulous, my husband is a chef so having a full supplied kitchen is imperative. You cannot ask for a better location. Being able to walk on the beach everyday is a such a treat. My husband spent hours seaching for bonefish on the flats. The convenience of having a car and a boat is wonderful. Cannot stress enough how everything you need for a perfect vacation is right at Kokomo.
The Carpenter Clan
My Personal Guarantee
We just returned from our second trip to this perfect vacation spot. There is a reason that we returned to spend several days at Kokomo after an initial visit to abaco Palms. Both places are precisely what one hopes a vacation home will be in every way. I can personally guarantee it because I have experienced it twice. Several words come to mind when I think of this get-away location. First, beauty. The waters of the bay, just steps from both houses, are absolutely beautiful. If you have ever seen a Corona commercial the beautiful scene could have just as well been created on the beach in front of each home. The scene is that beautiful. Second, accommodations. Gary and Kathy have obviously gone to great lengths with regard to every detail to make the stay perfect. I have never stayed at a place more beautiful or any place as accommodating. Every amenity and every detail was provided to perfection, and I can personally guarantee that you will want for nothing. Finally, it is a unique vacation. You are absolutely free to explore land or water without limitation. Each house has its own boat and van available to the residents, leaving you free to explore and enjoy with no limitations. You have my personal guarantee it will absolutely be the best vacation spot you have ever encountered. Feel free to go and enjoy without any worries or reservations.
Heaven on Earth
I just wanted to let you know that I've told everyone about your beautiful homes and shared our experience with them. I've only been able to send out a few pictures, but even that's been enough for people to visualize our island retreat. I've also given them your website to check out for themselves. One thing, of many, which I was impressed with, was that your info and website are exactly what you provide once you're there. There is no danger of false advertisement or disappointment. In fact, you offer even more then you say. Thank you for a wonderful vacation we're still talking about.
Deer Park, WA
Abacos Palms Vacation
Wow! This place was amazing! Nicely laid out house and the owners took great effort to make your stay enjoyable. It was real great having your own van and boat, which comes with the rental. Beds are very comfortable and the house is nicely decorated. Great white sandy beach and palm trees. We ate some coconuts!! Great fishing and also got some lobster. Can you believe you have you own personal beach 150' from the house??? Amazing!
Steven Newman, author Worldwalk
Ripley, Ohio USA
"A Beachside Delight"
Darci and I loved the week we spent in that sunny corner of paradise known as abaco Palms. We've been home a week, and we're still chatting excitedly about the heavenly blue skies, the soothing breezes, the spacious home, the rhythmic waves, and the helpful red-haired host that graced our time there. It was a true delight to know that someone as vibrant as Kathy was available whenever our small group had questions about where to go and what to see on the island. Like the beachside setting for the house, Kathy was always a bundle of brightness and joy. Our time spent taking the boat and kayaks to the nearby uninhabited islets, snorkeling amongst finned rainbows, strolling at low tide on velvety sandbars, ferrying to colonial villages such as Hope Town, and collecting natural treasures left on the endless beaches by each night's whispery waves left no doubts we were in one of this world's most magical retreats. Put all the above with the scrumptious shrimp scampi at Snappa's Retaurant in Marsh Harbor, and how can we blamed for regretting that we couldn't stay two weeks on abaco?
Once again, we thank abaco Palm's owners, Kathy and Gary, from the bottom of our slightly sunburnt hearts for sharing such a special part of their lives with our group of six from the distant north lands. Our journey to the islands of the Bahamas shall resonate in our memories for as long as we live.
Steven M. Newman
author of Worldwalk
Cain & Burnette
Hangin' Out in abaco
My husband and I stayed at the Kokomo home (same owner/same beach as abaco Palms) with friends. This house is well suited
for two couples or a family. The accommodations are exceptional -
everything is first class. The home is very clean and well stocked with many amenities. The owners have thought of everything - we were impressed by the attention to detail. Kathy was so helpful in planning our trip - she provided us with great advice and information about the area to help us get the most out of our stay. The back deck provides a breathtaking view of the ocean and a great place to relax. Including the van and a 16' Carolina Skiff boat for exploring was a wonderful
addition. Having internet and a phone to help you stay in touch with the world was a plus. The little details the owner adds makes all the difference - down to the basket of beach towels by the back door! We enjoyed taking the kayaks out for the day (which are also included), snorkeling at the nearby reefs, relaxing on the beach and island hopping. You have to try the bread from the Island Bakery and go to Pete's Pub - we went several times - the food is great and it is an "adventure" just getting there! The Kokomo home gives new meaning to the word "paradise" - it will exceed your expectations. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for the perfect vacation. Kathy, thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us!
New Rockford, North Dakota
Paradise on Casurina Point
Our stay was one of complete and utter delight! The property owner was wonderful to work with and was so very organized. She included all the information needed about the villa, Casuarina Point, and Marsh Harbour in a neat little packet. We appreciated all of the ammenities in the villa also. We couldn't think of a thing that wasn't there at our fingertips. The calm waters in front of the villa let us enjoy snorkeling to our heart's content and walking the beautiful shores to pick shells was always a treat. We came back with SD cards full of amazing pictures and precious memories to last a lifetime! Needless to say, we can't wait for our next trip to this amazing place.
Abaco Palms was a great place to spend time with 4 active teens. The rental includes a small boat, 3-kayaks and a van. The boat and kayaks allows you unlimited access to the cay and reefs immediately in front of the house. The calm clear waters are great for swimming and snorkeling. The van allows you to explore the island, shop or go out to eat. Great place to relax and enjoy the family.
The Perfect Beach Vacation!!
We have rented this home two years in a row. If you are looking for a place on abaco, you will not find a place better than this. The home is well equipped and has everything you will need. The owners are very helpful and provide a lot of information on the area. The home is just as beautiful as described and very well maintained. The beach is one that you will never want to leave. You can use the boat that is included to snorkel at several reefs in the area. Our family really enjoys taking the boat over to some of the small islands and exploring them. Most days you will see nobody else on the beach. We took fishing poles with us and caught fresh fish everyday from the skiff. Take a handheld GPS with you so you can log places you want to go back to. The owner also provides coordinates to some of the reefs and blue holes that are nearby. You can use the van to explore other areas of abaco. Be sure to visit Pete's Pub near Cherokee Sound. We make a few trips there every visit. In Marsh Harbor, look for a place called Conchy Joe's. It is on a floating dock just as you turn on the road that heads to the ferry landing. Excellent conch salad and fritters. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a beach vacation in abaco. We are already starting to plan our next trip.
Jeff and Laura Geyer
Best Vacation Ever
You could not ask for a better vacation spot with every amenitiy available. Working with Kathy is pure pleasure. She is fantastic and this shows in her vacation homes in abaco.
For the past 6 years, my wife and I have stayed here or the two bedroom house, Kokomo(same owner on the same beach). The location and beach is perfect, the house is very comfortable and well furnished. The owners are very considerate and organized and make sure that you enjoy your stay. The boat is a huge bonus and rally adds to the value and experience.
E Creger and family
Wonderful family vacation - beach, relaxing, swimming, fishing.
We stayed at Kokomo, the sister property to abaco Palms (2 BR/2Ba) - owned by the same people and located just a few houses down the exact same beach.
For our active family of five - three children ages 3, 5 (little girls), and 12 (boy) - it was the perfect getaway to relax, unwind, and simply enjoy each other and all this quiet island has to offer.
The accommodations were perfect! From the white spa-like towels, island decor, comfortable beds, tile floors, granite countertops, beach towels, A/C, ceiling fans, separate ice maker (loved that!!!), washer/dryer, kayaks, deck and lounge chairs, to the 16 ft boat moored right in front, and the mini-van waiting for us at the airport!!!
The location is about a 20-25 min ride from town. We stocked up on groceries after landing. There is a very new, modern grocery store that has everything. Both properties have amazing locations - right on the beach. Both rentals have decks and lots of sliding glass doors so you can enjoy the views and sound of the water at any time!!! The beach is wonderful, quiet, and safe to walk. The water is calm, blue, and shallow - with 2 small children, we didn't want any undertow to worry about. The beach and water in front of the rentals is perfect for lounging, swimming, and just relaxing. We organized our daily activities around the tide chart. We found this kind of fun - at low tide, you could walk "forever" on sand bars to search (and find) conch shells, sand dollars, and big orange star fish.
At high tide, we'd take the boat out for fishing and snorkeling atop beautiful coral reefs. We had fresh fish (snapper, grouper, parrot fish, yellow tail) three nights during our 1 week stay!!!
There is also good bone fishing right off the property (you can wade) and nearby using the skiff. I also loved fishing the channel that runs very nearby (5 mins w/skiff) the rental.
My family has the best memories from our stay here!!! Thank you!!!
Westlake Village, CA
Abaco Palms is a clean and well equipped home on a beautiful beach in the Bahamas with bonefishing right out the back door. The kitchen has everything you need and the beds are very comfortable. Highly recommend this home for either families looking for a week at the beach or fisherman wanting a clean comfortable place to come home to after a day on the flats.
Heaven on Earth!
My hubby & I stayed at Kokomo for 10 days in april. We have traveled all over to many islands & try to see a different place w/each vaca. However, we would return to Kokomo over & over again! Having a van waiting for your use at the airport & a boat at your disposal was icing on the cake. The setting was stunning. The reef out front kept the water calm & safe. The accommodations were beautifully appointed & the kitchen left nothing to be desired. The south facing beach went on for miles & was a wonderful walk. You name it, they have it. We fell in love w/this gem. You will, too! Go to kokomoabaco.com & see just what it's all about!
Best Vacation Spot
The house was large enough for all of us (6 adults, 4 children), clean, more than we expected. Was great to have a van waiting at the airport. The kayaks were lots of fun, the boat was useful for snorkeling. It was great to have all this included in the house, didn't have to worry about booking those items separately. Kathy was very helpful, provided great information, answered our questions quickly. The beach/ocean area was wonderful. This is one of our best vacations. Would recommend it to everyone.
loving the sun and sea
Abaco...all inclusive bahamas vacation.
recently returned from a bahamas adventure.
i am a big fan of "do it yourself" flyfishing adventures and this trip was special in many ways as i will describe below.
we flew from philadelphia into west palm beach florida. from there, it was a short flight with bahamasair into marsh harbour, abaco. we spent a week on this island.
our accomodations were in a 2 bed room rental house right on the beach in casuarina point. this is 14 miles south of the airport.
the rental home was nothing short of spectacular...check out kokomoabaco.com. the 2 bedroom home was right on the beach, 30 feet from the waters edge with bonefish passing the front porch in plan site every afternoon.
the rental is complete with a white mini-van (which was parked at the airport waiting for our arrival) and a 16' carolina skiff with 20 hp outboard honda 4 stroke engine.
snorkling was spectacular and right out in front of the rental property. exotic sea shells decorated the beaches as far as one could see.
the rental property as mentioned above was so "complete" that we never ventured far from home. grocery and gift shopping in town, and dinning and sight seeing were our major activities away from the ocean.
finally, the kokomo rental was absolutely gorgeous with airconditioning, flat screen tv's (watched the final four ncaa tournament), vonage phone service, and wifi. all amenities were there...all from dish soap, laundry soap, linens and towels to fresh running water, full kitchen, and most importantly, ice machine!
The best place to go and relax! Great family time.
We were delighted! The house is beautiful. The setting spectacular. The Heacock's have truly thought of everything and we were able to settle in with ease. We snorkeled almost every day, walked the beach, cooked great meals, explored the island and had a great fishing adventure! If you are looking to just chill out and relax, this is the place to come.
Bismarck North Dakota
Hands down the best family vacation ever!
There would be no vacation that could ever compare to the stay we had at abaco! The home, beach and all the sea treasures we found were beautiful and amazing. It was a very safe location, everything was easy to find and the people on the island were very friendly and welcoming. We actually made a friend that we now stay in contact with. The homeowner, Kathy, made everything as hassle free as possible. Providing us with maps, keys and any other tips necessary before we arrived. The only downfall was that our trip came to an end and we had to leave! Cant wait to return and neither can our children!