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Restored Loyalist Cottage, golf cart free for your use, A.C., generator – Home 4874486 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Restored Loyalist Cottage, golf cart free for your use, A.C., generator – Home 4874486

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Please scroll the photos up and down to see our beautiful cathedral ceilings! As a 26 year homeowner on nearby Elbow Cay, I always had a special feeling about Man O War Cay and wished I could become a 'MOW boy'. After selling my Elbow Cay home in 2009, I decided, despite advancing age, that I wanted to buy a cottage in the village, on MOW. We found one for sale called 'Low Overhead' and it had recently been renovated down to the studs. We figured it had been named 'Low Overhead' because it would be inexpensive to maintain. It's pale yellow siding, blue metal roof, and white picket fence captivated us. When we arrived to see it we were very surprised to find that the ceiling height was 6'2' hence the real 'Low Overhead'. We bought it anyway and re-named it 'Lost and Found' and started renovations again with our caretaker Glenn Albury doing the work. We took out the second floor, put in beams to stiffen the cottage, and added a tongue and groove ceiling thus creating a wide open cathedral ceiling. We enlarged a storage room and made it into the master bedroom, a laundry room, and a bathroom with a large tiled shower (shower together and save water). We bought all new furniture, mattresses, bedding, linens and flat screen TVs for both bedrooms and the living room. We tiled all rooms and have central air conditioning. We have cable TV with the sports channels and internet service. The kitchen is very well equipped with a dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker and refrigerator. All this was new in 2013. The house has its own standby generator which runs everything when occasionally there is a power outage. Our golf cart is free for your use and you may use our dock for your rental boat.

ALL ABOUT MOW

A clean and industrious island, we don't even let the garbage spend the night. Historically the boat building capital of the Bahamas and boat building and boat maintenance still play an important role. The harbourfront street is very interesting with marine businesses and workshops open to the street. The local people are religious, hard working, straight forward, and friendly. The whole atmosphere reminds one of life 50 years ago. After a day or two of exploring, you'll be wishing you lived here. Naturally the biggest attractions are the beaches and the clearest water you will ever see. These beaches run almost the whole length of the island and with their white sand are drop dead gorgeous. Once out of the village, the roads are sand as you wind your way past beautiful estates always with a view of the water. This is the Queen's Highway, barely wide enough for 2 golf carts to pass. Mid island you come to the 'Low Spot' where the island is about 30' wide. There is a beautiful beach on the calm side (Sea of Abaco) and the locals have built a gazebo there so that you can get out of the sun or have a picnic. It is highly recommended that you rent a boat and explore the Sea of Abaco which is protected and very interesting.

STORES AND SHOPS MOW Grocery on the upper street has a complete stock of groceries and sundries. In addition the store usually has some baked snacks made by the local ladies. Russel's little shop sells groceries and prepared foods and baked goods by the local ladies. Local ladies also cook take away dinners and advertise on the telephone poles. Shop at Joe's Studio for hats, T shirts, clothing, Books (many Bahamian), household furnishings and gifts. The Seaside Boutique sells Androsia fabric and clothes made from it. A must see is the Sailshop on the harbor at the edge of the village. The friendly ladies who work in this breeze swept building must have the best work environment in the world. Their canvas luggage, bags, and purses with the MOW logo are fabulous and guaranteed for life.

RESTAURANTS AND FOOD

MOW is a dry island and spirits cannot be purchased here. You can, however, purchase them in Marsh Harbour or on other islands and bring them here. You can bring them to the Hibiscus Cafe and they'll ice down your wine or provide mixers. The owner, Neil, is an excellent cook and does wonderful seafoods and special nights. Local ladies advertise take away lunches and dinners they cook at home with signs on the telephone poles- delicious! Wonderful Bahama bread can be purchased locally.

TWO OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ON MOW

1. Take your rental boat in the late afternoon or evening, with drinks and snacks of course, and slowly cruise the whole harbor and even the rest of the island.

2. After dinner have ice cream at the snack shop (milk shakes, malts, banana splits, and sundaes and very good ice cream). Interesting because many local families come down with kids in tow and its fun to listen and talk.

WHAT TO DO NEARBY

Explore the Sea of Abaco in your rental boat. It is about 10 to 15' deep with very few dangers. The clarity of the water will quickly help you pick out shallow areas. From MOW you can head north or south. Heading north there are many small islands at the edge of the ocean. The last one before Scotland Cay has a natural hot tub. Anchor off the beach at low to mid tide and you will find the pool at the rocks at the edge of the ocean. At high tide seawater comes into the sand bottom pool and as the tide lowers is captured and heated by the sun. What a wonderful place!!! Next north is Scotland Cay, a private island. At the north end is a lagoon which looks like the South Seas. Wonderful to anchor and swim. Just trim your motor and glide over the shallow bar. Next is Guana Cay with an interesting village and several restaurants. Guana is home to Nipper's, a very popular oceanfront bar and restaurant with 2 swimming pools. Their Sunday brunch featuring wild boar is well attended. The music is great and everyone dances. Near the north end is Baker's Bay a new resort for the rich and famous. Go around the north end of the island and you will experience the most beautiful beach in the world. Stay between the beach and the reef. On a calm day you can venture to Green Turtle Cay, a most interesting island. Explore the village and then motor around to White Sound and have lunch at the G.T. Club or the Bluff house. There is much to see here and I've just skimmed the surface. A reef runs the whole Oceanside of these islands for those who like to snorkel or dive. One can also visit Treasure Cay with its fabulous beach and marina with restaurant and swimming pool. Going south from MOW, the next island is Elbow Cay and its village of Hope Town, famous for its red and white striped lighthouse. Interesting village with restaurants, shops, art galleries, etc. Take your boat right up to your table at the Harbour's Edge restaurant and do the same at Capn Jacks. About 1 mile south of Hope Town is Firefly Resort. Beautiful open air dining. Try their lobster fritters. Down in White Sound is the Abaco Inn with swimming pool on the ocean and good food. Also in White Sound is Sea Spray Resort also with pool and good food. South end of island is Tahiti Beach a great spot for a swim. Further south is Lubbers Quarters Cay with 2 popular restaurants. Continuing south is Tilloo Cay banks, a shallow area for swimming. Next are the Pelican Cays. Anchor off and you'll think you are in the South Seas. To the west is Sandy Cay, a national underwater park, with an extensive reef in the Sea of Abaco. Further south past Lynyard Cay (nice beaches) is Little Harbour, the southern end of the Sea of Abaco. Home of the Johnson family- artists and famous for sculptures. Proceeded by his father Randy, Pete carries on the family tradition. Have lunch at his wreck of a bar and grill and visit the gallery. These are just the highlights of the Sea of Abaco. There is much more to see and do. A word about the local hotels. You are welcome to visit and feel free to use their pools. They just hope you will buy a drink or have a meal. In my opinion there is no other place like this.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
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This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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House rules

Children are considered on a case by case basis
Our golf cart insurance has a 25 yr old minimum age
No one under 25 can drive the cart. This rule is enforced on island.
We attempt to have the golf cart in workable condition. We cannot guarantee
availability if repairs are needed during your stay.
House on 1 level except 1 step down to bedrooms

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About the owner

Richard R.
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
16 May 2021
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United States
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Languages spoken: English

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“Very nice”

Reviewed 26 Mar 2017

The house, Lost and Found, was fantastic. Very spacious, comfortable and clean and the use of a golf cart was great. The caretakers were very available for questions. The people were friendly and ma… More

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