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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Andros, Out Islands, Bahamas

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Steve G
Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“Nice little cottage right on the beach, clean and cozy.”
Reviewed 26 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Walking distance to a nice restaurant, although their hours were a little sketchy, and close to town for other restaurants and shopping, scuba diving and fishing. Cottage is a little dated but clean and neat. Was perfect for our family of 4.

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webmamma5...
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Yes, it's really real”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed for about 10 days and the cottage was clean and comfortable.

The owner, Trevor Hanna, arranged for a taxi pickup for us from the airport.

You see the surf right from the livingroom door, and the cluster of cottages nearby are not so crowded that you feel surrounded, but not so empty that you feel abandoned. We loved living right off the beach, feeling the ebb and flow of the tides and the weather. The first few days the sea was calm and VERY buggy! But then, the wind kicked up, the bugs disappeared.

We had a large screen TV with cable, WIFI, comfortable sectional couch, air conditioning in the bedrooms and our own washer/dryer. There was no housekeeping service, blender, dishwasher or BBQ grill. The kitchen was very barebones basic, which was fine with us, there was a coffee maker, gas stove, microwave and an electric can opener. The propane gas stove is lit with matches. The hot water is via solar power. There were ceiling fans througout the cottage, including the bathroom, and opening the deck door and back door gave us a great crossbreeze through the whole place. We rented the truck which came with the house that got us around very well in the terrain.

We actually did go crabbing and Mario very kindly supplied us with a crab bin to use for the fattening up period before we made crab-and-dough with them, which meant that we had crab "pets" for a week. The dogs were a great team going up and own the beach doing security, and never entered the house unless invited.

We loved the cottage, it was perfect for us. It is about a 5 minute dive from Small Hope Bay Lodge where we did a lot of diving. There was some snorkeling a bit from this cottage, in sporadic clumps of coral. It's about a half an hour's drive to Captain Bill's Blue Hole and also Rainbow Blue Hole Trail -- great to take a dip on hot days when the sea is unpleasantly stormy.

Finding groceries was a challenge for us, as we are programmed to look for a big supermarket -- like it or not here on Andros you can't go to one place to buy everything you need. But you get to know people in the process and it all adds to the experience. FYI Mabel's grocery gets fresh supplies (like vegetables) on Fridays, try there after 1pm. Also, plan on going to the ATM at the bank rather than trying to cash a check there. And gas is currently about $6 a gallon.

Inside the cottage, a local cellphone is supplied to make local calls, along with some local phone numbers. There are also detailed maps of the area showing local restuarants and stores. A new restaurant and several cottages were building built during our visit, which are much finer. But for me, this was a great buy!

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Liked best: Right off the beach, we were practically the only ones there
Liked least: The bugs!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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jmac143
Inverness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Rustic charm at its very best!”
Reviewed 20 March 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We booked one of the 2 bedroom beach apartments for 6 weeks, the whole booking process was very straight forward and easy, Trevor (the owner) had plenty of patience for the numerous questions sent his way! The apartment was exactly as described and was extremely clean. Trevor’s sister Princess and her husband Mario manage the rental property and were on hand for any help and advice, they are lovely people and really do want you to feel comfortable and most of all to enjoy your holiday – customer service like this is extremely rare these days…
Davis Creek is a wonderful place to stay, it’s out of the main village of Fresh Creek and is quiet and relaxed with amazing beaches right in front of the apartment that stretch on over Davis Creek for miles. We were lucky enough to see dolphins swim by as well as a mah-mahi which was a little off course but a real treat to see from the end of the dock, I could go on and on about the turtles, manta rays, ospreys etc, there is wild life in abundance and it’s just perfect for bird watching, fishing, kayaking, exploring and snorkelling/diving or just lazing with a good book and a cool drink by your hand.
The bonefishing is excellent and so easily available especially for DIY fishermen, if you are fishing for bonefish I would recommend that you get an ‘Explorer Chartbook’ (near Bahamas) as it’s impossible to get decent maps for fishing and the ‘Explorer Chartbook’ details all the low water and tide tables, we also cross reference with ‘google earth’ as it shows all the access tracks. If the weather is against you there are some very good guides who will always be able to find you a good sheltered spot for fishing and usually some nice big bonefish. Try Tommy Kee for Fresh Creek and Red Bays and Mark Bastian for fishing the Bights. If you fancy a day out reef fishing for mahi-mahi, wahoo, mackerel, ‘cuda, snapper, grouper etc, try Tanno, you can get hold of him at ‘Mables Store’ just north of Fresh Creek between the liquor store and the bank.
For people wishing to dive, Small Hope Resort is the next bay south of Davis Creek and it’s possible to book some diving/snorkelling with them if they are not fully booked.
Coffee drinkers be sure to take plenty of your favourite coffee with you as there is very little choice in the local stores, also if you are arriving in Fresh Creek on a Sunday afternoon I would advise you to ask Trevor to make sure that there is drinking water and a few basic provisions to keep you going until the stores open on Monday.
For freshly made bread you really have to try ‘Kenya’s Bakery’ in Fresh Creek, she makes the most delicious coconut bread, cinnamon and raisin bread and guava swirls (my mouth is watering just as I’m thinking about it)
For eating out there is’ Hanks Place’ in Fresh Creek, its open every day apart from Sunday and ‘Taste and See’ in Love Hill, its best to phone there first as it’s not open every day, however there is a new restaurant due to open at the end of March 2015 in Davis Creek which I believe will be open every day of the week which will be just perfect as it’s only a short stroll away.
Be sure to pack some good bug repellent, when the sea breeze drops you may need it.
We had a truly wonderful holiday and will definitely return to this beautiful, laid back, rustic island.

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Liked best: Accommodation right on the beach
Liked least: Having to return home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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SCR2020
Florida City, Florida
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“Treasures of Andros - simply the best place to stay in North Andros”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Another month in sunny, laid back, rustic Andros has passed and has been as much fun as last year, good to be reacquainted with friends that we made last year (Phil, Jan, Joe to name a few) not forgetting our canine friends Mercedes, Baby, Milly, Bella, Buckie and Shadow the new dog on the block who all escorted us on every walk along the beach we took and also swam with us! The weather has been 90% amazing and just perfect for fishing, we have never seen as many bonefish and had them fighting over our flies and even swimming over our feet - just superb! The fishing flats here are vast and firm for wading, the best that we have come across in the Bahamas that are so easily accessible, Andros is a true bone fisherman's paradise whether you are a DIY fisherman or take a guide. We also fished quite regularly from the dock and shore where we caught a variety of fish, 'cuda, snapper, jacks, box fish, hound fish all of which tasted so good and kept our energy levels up for the miles of wading for what we really came for - bone fish! The wild life here won't let you down, we saw dolphins swim past our cottage, turtles, manta rays, sting rays, eagle rays, ospreys swooping down to catch fish, herons, egrets and even a wild pig. Once again we have to say a very big thank you to Princess and Mario who were both on hand for any help and advice needed. Mario has a wealth of fish preparation information (box fish, ‘cuda, hound fish - some of the fish we caught were a little unusual to us) we also have to thank him for his sky juice recipe! The cottage has been a wonderful place to stay, very clean, comfortable bright and airy, we also welcomed the improvements that Trevor has made in the last year, new bed, new aircon unit, new covers on the sofas, fly screen on the door.... keep up the good work Trevor. This is truly an amazing place to have an adventure holiday, fish, kayak, swim/snorkle or just relax on the beach with a good book. We will be back!

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Liked best: The location and customer support were both amazing
Liked least: That we could not stay longer at this amazing place
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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