Casauina Point is located about 25 minutes south of Marsh Harbour. It's a spectacular beach that is one of the most beautiful in the Bahamas. It is an ideal area for walking, swimming, beach combing, snorkeling and kayaking. The beach is perfect for kids of any age as it never gets deep unless you wade far off shore. If you want to get lobsters, just take the boat out and start hunting.
It also is in the best area to be located for bone fishing on Abaco. Centrally located on the island, it is an easy drive to Sandy Point at the southern end of the island where you can fish Crossing Harbour, close to Snake Cay, a renowned area, and the flats off Duck Cay located a 5 minute boat ride from the cottages. Huge white sand flats will keep you on fish all day long.
We will provide you with a guide of where to fish.
The cottage come with 2 aluminum boats with outboard motors.The boats are included in the rental.
You only pay for gas and you must sign a damage waiver.
The cottage have a beautiful view of the ocean from your 30' screened porch. This unit has a queen bed, ensuite bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. The Great Room has 13' ceilings, 2 fans / lights, 32” flat screen, DVD/CD player, high speed WiFi and central air.
The area is super safe ...... we don't ever lock doors!
Marsh Harbour offers every amenity. There are large super markets, excellent wine stores ( we recommend Bristol's or Jimmy's ) and many specialty shops.
Abaco is also famous for its Blue Holes, which are fresh water caves that run for thousands of feet underground through the limestone substrate that makes up the island. The cottages are very close to the Blue Holes. Divers come from around the world to explore this phenomena. See the August 2010 issue of National Geographic magazine for more info.
From Marsh Harbour, Albury's Ferry service will take you the wonderful Cays that are 10 – 15 minutes off shore. The historic settlements date back 300 years. Hope Town on Elbow Cay, Man o' War Cay and Guana Cay are well worth the trip.
Jane and I had the most wonderful time at Chads..His attention to detail was 2nd to none. We enjoyed the pot cake dogs...Ron and Vera our neighbors from Belgium were delightful and interesting fishing partners. The Island is off the beaten path and Chads place is even one step further on the positive side! Relaxation at its best! the Bonefishing is great! two weeks next time! Thank you Chad!
We have been staying at Chad’s place for the last 3 years. The cottages are really comfortable and cosy – everything you might possibly need for your stay is there – even a washer/dryer to give your clothes a quick spin after a long and wonderful day on the water. The screened porch has a spectacular view and gives you a nice and bug-free place to sit and sip your drink in the evening, while the sun is setting. Marsh Harbour is only a 25-minutes’ ride away and has excellent shops to stock up on a great variety of food and drink. Chad is the perfect host, always there in the background, whenever you need some help or advice or to tell you where to find the Abaco parrots. Sasha and Sheba, the house dogs, will enthusiastically assist you in digging up crabs on the beach. We love to stay at the cottages because of the absolute peace and quiet and comfort of the place.
We stayed for a week and had a fabulous vacation. The unit is comfortable (great mattress) and really clean, and has quiet AC units if you need them. We hardly used them with the nice breezes. We explored with our rental car, and had dinner at Pete's Pub one night. The fishing was good and there are reference materials as to where to go and how to get there. Chad is a wealth of information, and the two dogs are entertaining and good company for those of us who had to leave out pets at home. Beautiful spot-lovely quiet beach.
We stayed in the overflow unit beneath the main cottages, which was fine--very clean, comfortable and surprisingly quiet. Chad was a great host, and supplied lots of excellent info as well as gear for some extra adventures while at SandDollar. The beach is amazing, ever varied, and I enjoyed the walking and birding in the immediate area both on the beach and in the "bush" behind the cottages. This is a good one.
This place was perfect for our stay. It was immaculately clean, and there was everything you need in the cottage. Chad did everything to make sure that we had all of the information we needed before and during our stay, and even had a soccer party when the US was playing in the World Cup. Sand Dollar Cove Cottages are located 25 minutes from Marsh Harbor - the closest coffee shops, restaurants; it was the perfect peaceful vacation. My husband enjoyed bonefishing on the flats right outside the door, I loved walking on the beach with Chad's dog. There are sea kayaks and two motor boats that you can use. We are already trying to figure out when we can go back!! Thanks, Chad for a great time!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our 7 day stay at our sand dollar cottage. My first reaction was "this place is spotless"....My very important requirement for an enjoyable stay.We loved being "off the beaten path" so to say. I felt the comfort of the natural untouched beauty of this place. It fed my soul and restored my spirit. The night sky, without new jerseys light pollution was magnificent. Our host, Chad, was very helpful with any questions we had. Sassy was a delight. Oh, we loved having the opportunity to swim in sawmill blue hole. Hope to stay two weeks next time.
Delightful, personable and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day stay to sunny ABACO. Beach, shelling and the unofficial nature preserve nearby were highlights to add to our romantic holiday. Bring bug spray. Also, ask Chad about the private beach accross the shallow sea. PERFECT.
Excellent property! The cottage was in great shape, clean, and close to all the things we wanted to do while we were there. If you want to see Abaco, the property was centrally located for visits to Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Little Harbour, south Abaco, etc. The beach, weather and water at Casuarina were delightful. Chad and family were full of information and we enjoyed talking to them. We are looking forward to returning within the next year.
First off - let me say that we are only half way through our stay and I could not resist writing a review already. The best way I can describe Sand Dollar Cottages is to be off the grid with all the comforts of home. Chad, the owner, has thought of everything. Upon arrival the first thing I noticed was how immaculately clean our cottage was. I managed high end hotels for years so my standards are very high - our accomdations could not of been better. Our cottage comes with a 14' foot boat but we have found that is all we have needed as there is a lot to explore - other cays and beaches nearby that are not Inhabitated. As a matter of fact - one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in my life - Little Bay - is just a short boat ride away and completely deserted. We have found it unnecessary to rent another boat or use the ferry service as we everywhere we want to go is right outside our door in casuarina point. Chad has plenty of water toys so you can swim, paddleboard, kayak, snorkel or fish right here. We have caught enough fish already to fed a small army - and that's in the off season with no guides! Several things I love about being here: Chad is on the property. He is a wealth of information and he will go out of his way to get you whatever you want or need if it's not here already. His dogs - Sasha and Sheba are friendly and come over to visit as often as you like. If you have pets at home you are missing - Sasha and Sheba are excellent fill in's. You will feel very comfortable here - everything in the house is easy to find, there is a fully equipped kitchen, wifi, linens,towels and lots of extra's. We are less then 25 minutes from Marsh Harbour and it's an easy ride (as long as you remember to drive on the left side). You do need a car though as we have had to and wanted to run into town for various things. Overall, there is nothing more we could of asked for on this vacation. We are already thinking of returning and our friends that would enjoy this place just as much
Excellent property. Comes with a boat and 2 lovely dogs. We have rented a cottage at Chad's for several years now and have never been disappointed. We can highly recommend this property.
We stayed at the Sand Dollar Cove Cottages for a week as part of a Bonefish fly fishing adventure with some very good friends of ours who had stayed there before. The cottages are absolutely beautiful, very clean, and have everything you could need for a week-long stay like ours. We spent each day fishing, three with local guides in the Marls (all of whom Chad knows personally) and three on our own on the flats just off the beach at our cottages. We used Chads boats to access the flats. The boats are all very serviceable, easy to operate, and got us out to the flats and back home when we were on our own. The fishing is technical but excellent! I design flies our business, Fly Fishing Extras (www. etsy.com/FlyFishingExtras) and Discountflies.com. I was testing new patterns (R&D, somebody has to do it!) Even though the Bonefish on that side of the island have a reputation for being well-schooled on artificial shrimp patterns and very discriminating in what they will take, I found them very accommodating and rate my pattern tests at SDC as highly successful. The fishing with the guides in the Marls was absolutely incredible! All the guides were professional, personable, and put us on fish in numbers I could hardly imagine. When we weren't fishing, we kayaked (chad has two for guests), tried paddle boarding (with only limited success staying on the board) or walked along the beach.
Spent 2 weeks relaxing on the beach, fly fishing for bonefish, enjoying the peaceful location. Facilities are well kept and very clean. Enjoyed meeting Chad and sharing his stories and dogs Shasha and Sheeba, who visited every morning. They are adorable and even though we weren't dog people they were fun to have around. Incredible crab catchers! Luckily, we were the only renters, so we had the place to ourselves. The beach is truly incredible as was the fishing. We hope to be back.