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#5 of 7 in Cat Island
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Six waterfront rooms with restaurant on premises. Boat dock for fishing. 3 blocks from airport (free pick up). Self help kitchen. Property in town.
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Kaiwen S wrote a review Sep 2018
3 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a terrible decision I made to book this place. The rooms are made of concrete floors with boarded windows, the AC didn't work, and the smell was awful. The price was the same as a beachside bungalow just down the way from me. Needless to say, I had to abandon my first night's money that I'd already paid and escaped to the bungalow down the way to stay there. The owner of this place lives in California, and does not care for the welfare of his guests.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Matt W wrote a review Sep 2013
Turlock, California6 contributions
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The middle of July 2013 I had the pleasure of staying at the Cookie House fro 5 days , I travelled by myself in search of catching bone fish on a fly. 2012 travelled to Elethura for the similar amout of time but found Cat Island to be far more productive for the DYI fly fisherman. I found the Cookie House via the internet as a hotel offering a true Bahamian experience There are other lodgings on Cat Island that cater to vacationers that are looking to lay on the beach or in a hammock all day. I personally was there to to find and catch Bones Mr Pat (co owner) was a pleasure to know and could not be a nicer guy, he facilitated all my needs from a car, to setting me up with a local guide (shorts), that put me on fish within ten minuets of entering the waters, Orange Creek. The Bone Fish here would school up on low tide in counts of a hundred, not lying :) There is an earlier review that states there was a plumbing issue that I also encountered, but on notifiying Mr Pat he imediately corrected the issue caused by a previous contractors work. The property does sit on the water front with a bueatiful tropical breeze,though the room amenities may be sparse you will find everthing in the main dinning area. I would highly recommend the hiring of a car as you will want to explore the Island and the wonderful people and their culture. I have never liked the concept of a vacation resort where the attitude is they prefer to keep their guests with in arms reach which is quite acceptable for some people but not I. While the Cookie House may seem rustic to some it fit every need I was looking for in a Do It Yourself Bone Fishing experience and intend to return. If there was one draw back on this adventure it was the choice of airline to Cat Island, check with Wayne (the other owner) when making resevations as he will be able to direct you to a reputable carrier that is currently servicing the island All in all a fantastic time and I am looking to re-book Good luck Ps if you are going to fish ask Pat about the old marina development Matt W
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Marykay K wrote a review Jun 2013
Cheyenne, Wyoming8 contributions7 helpful votes
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The hotel was nothing flashy, just a few simple clean rooms...about five steps away from the ocean. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience; no one but my family was at the hotel so it was really private and a nice way to have family time. we had our own little stretch of ocean and at high tide waves were splashing the windows! the sunsets were beautiful... the water was really warm and clear. there was a guy who came to the hotel and sold us fresh fruit. Pat was such a sweetheart, he cooked us whatever we wanted (lobster, fresh fish, crab), it was like having a personal cheff. he was willing to do about anything to make our stay better and was constantly appologizing for the recent huricane dammage. (warning, the airport was pathetic, we had to show up and hour earrly to wait in a one-room airport...and the plane was 45min late...and lost our luggage...) Cat island is extremely remote, dont expect shopping and tourist attraction; you go for the view, experience, and tranquillity. there are not many accomadations though so be sure to bring everthing you need (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste.) be sure to rent a car and go visit the bat cave and the old church ruins Great place :) Great food Great service Great view Great experience True Bahamas
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Date of stay: April 2013
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nappychild8806 wrote a review Apr 2013
Nashville, Tennessee3 contributions9 helpful votes
The hotel may have seen better days before the hurricane, but I was not impressed. Although the room was clean, the bathroom had a major water leakage problem. There are no tvs, no radios, it is simply you and nature. Pat, one of the proprietors, was a sweetheart. He was a good host; round trip transportation to & from the airport, cooked us dinner and gave us a tour of the island. If you're looking for a luxury 4 star hotel, this is not the place for you. Even though the service was good, I wouldnt return back to the Cookie House.
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Date of stay: April 2013
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michelelumia wrote a review Mar 2011
Los Angeles3 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and just returned from the Cookie Cabanas in Cat Island and we were both most impressed with the lodging, the location, and above all Pat Rolle and his service. The food was particularly very tasty. This is a great place for others to take advantage. Don't miss it.
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Date of stay: March 2011
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sar58 wrote a review May 2010
Lexington, Virginia3 contributions5 helpful votes
Although this eccentric place of basic accommodation has seen better times, the location is superb, overlooking the water but not on a beach; the proprietor, Pat Rolle, an excellent cook, tour guide and inevitable friend makes the stay rich and enriching. A great place from which to explore the island and get to know some of the Cat Islanders who are warm, generous people. Within walking distance of a small, classy bar, Cocktails By The Sea where locals gather each evening for vociferous hours of Dominoes
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Date of stay: April 2010
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GinLosAngeles wrote a review Mar 2010
Los Angeles1 contribution5 helpful votes
If you ever had a fantasy of getting away from it all or of having your own private island this is your destination! This is a place where no one will find you. Listen to the waves as you fall asleep, soak up the warm sun, feel the most beautiful white tiny sand underfoot while happy fish tickle your feet as you walk out into the warm waves. See the color of the water and sky change dramatically as you drink a cool cocktail by the sea. This is an incredible place that will feed your soul. If you like to dive, fish or view fish in their natural habitat, this is a paradise for you. You return home from totally relaxed and refreshed. A quaint delightful place where the food is awesome and staff and locals are delightfully "just folks"
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Date of stay: March 2009
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CatIsleGuy wrote a review Aug 2009
Bennetts Harbor34 contributions22 helpful votes
Pat is a really good cook and will go out of his way to prepare a special meal just for you. If you ask for conch fritters, he will call around and find some fresh conch and make some conck fritters on-site for you. If you want some Red Snapper he will call Willard the fisherman up in Orange Creek and get some fresh off the boat. Pat is a very helpfull and pleasant host. He will go out of his way to make your time as nice as possible. He will tell you plenty of stories about his many lives, over a couple of cold kalik beers. Pat himself fancies bud, but serves Kalik as well. Thank Goodness. Kalik is the best beer! As for the hotel itself, it is very plain and simble with awesome views, right on the water. The hotel has one of the largest dock's on Cat Island. You will from time to time see large boats anchor out a ways and send a small boat to tie up for lunch. Cat Island itself is a wonderfull place to unwind and be at peace with your soul. You can explore miles of untamed beaches. You can walk the flats for great bonefish. You can also just read a good book and get some great sun.If that's what you need, Cat Island is your place..and Pat will do his best to make it great for you.
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Date of stay: January 2009
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nyreds wrote a review Jun 2006
Long Island New York20 contributions43 helpful votes
A letter to the state side absentee owner. Wayne, I am writing to you to express my extreme disappointment in the accommodations provided for us on Cat Island by yourself at Cookies Cabanas. While Mr. Pat Rolle was very apologetic and helpful he could not begin to make up for the deplorable conditions that we found. I will enumerate. * Upon arrival we were informed that there was no air conditioning and to quote Mr. Rolle " the bugs are so big that six or so could carry her (myself) away". We were unable to sleep due to the extreme heat and bugs in our room. There are holes in the screens and without any kind of mosquito netting the no-see-ums were unbearable. * Bathroom has no doors and as the entire cabana is made of sliding glass, no privacy...at all. *There was nowhere to unpack our clothes to, for example a closet or dresser. * The bed was wrapped in plastic, I later learned this was to keep rodents from nesting in the mattress. We were offered clean sheets and towels once during our ten day stay, I was expected to dress the bed myself. * Our "private deck" was covered in "hurricane debris". * No potable water in the entire complex. * There was no usable kitchen. Mr. Rolle explained that you had not visited since the last hurricane and were unaware that the kitchen was not usable. He cleaned it up the best he could for us. All drawers were filled with rodent feces by the following morning. All counters were covered with roaches and some sort of maggoty larva. * The Cookie House Restaurant was appallingly filthy. I personally witnessed Mr. Rolle smash a mouse with his bare hand on the counter that the food was prepared on. When we lifted the sugar container at least a dozen roaches ran out. As we sat one evening speaking to Mr. Rolle and his wife I witnessed half a dozen mice running inside the glass food cabinet. Although I could, I don't think I need to go on. * The outside patio and dock were covered with construction/and or/ hurricane debris and there were no lights on. * Twice during our stay other hotel operators upon hearing where we were staying stated that Wayne " has a problem with his advertising", and " his website doesn't speak the truth." If it had not been rake and scrape festival week, we have relocated to another facility, this unfortunately was not possible. I would again like to reiterate that I do not place the blame for this on Mr. Rolle. He tried very hard to accommodate us, but with the seven migrant phone company workers in residence as well as ourselves, he was overwhelmed. We are not vindictive or litigious people. We are people of humble means who can afford one vacation every two years. Your uninhabitable conditions made this trip miserable. We could not wait to leave Cat Island.
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Scenic15729 wrote a review Jan 2004
Charlotte, N. Carolina1 contribution17 helpful votes
I was looking for a somewhat secluded tropical island in the Bahamas. I fortunately found Cat Island and stayed at the Cookie House. I had a cabana at the waters edge and all my meals cooked to order at the restaurant on the premises. The snorkeling was fantastic and the people great. Airport is around the corner. Planning our next trip now.
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$132 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanBahamasOut IslandsCat Island
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cookie House
What are some of the property amenities at Cookie House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Cookie House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Cookie House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cookie House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Da Smoke Pot, Yardie's Restaurant, Bar and Conch Stand, and The Hot Spot Restaurant and Karaoke Bar.
Are pets allowed at Cookie House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Cookie House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.