Calypso

Calypso - on beautiful Casuarina Point beach in South Abaco, Bahamas
Calypso

Calypso is the perfect fisherman’s getaway or family vacation place. With open vaulted ceilings on the second floor, this house has aspects that give it the feel of a fishing lodge while maintaining the fineries of a luxury vacation spot. It is perfect for good friends or a close family. Calypso has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus a private shower, large sink and bathroom on the beach level. The large family room is great for gathering. It has a fully equipped kitchen, beautiful Tommy Bahama dining table with 8 chairs, and there are 3 bar stools at the counter. The living room has a large sectional sofa and a Sushi Table for casual dining or playing games. Calypso is ready to help you make memories.

Check out the list of amenities, and see some additional pictures of the house and the experience below. Make a reservation now!

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Amenities include:

  • Large Hot Springs Hot Tub on the Deck
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Lounge Chairs for the Beach
  • Kayaks and Paddle Boards
  • Hammock in the coconut trees
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Large Deck
  • Large Gas Grill
  • Kitchen with a view
  • 16′ Carolina Skiff with 20hp Honda 4-stroke Motor
  • Beach level private shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Baby Beds or Additional Blowup Bed Upon Request
  • Wireless Internet, Cable TV, and Local AND US Phone service

Living Area of Calypso: The pictures below show the living area of Calypso. It is an open concept with living, kitchen and dining in one large room with huge windows to enjoy the view of Casuarina Point while you cook, dine or relax.  ***To view larger images of any of the sections of pictures below, click on one picture, and use the arrows to page through the slide show.***

Calypso’s living room has plenty of seating for a crowd.
Tommy Bahama dining table with 8 chairs.
Calypso has 3 flat screen TVs, but the view outside is the best!
There are spaces to seat 11 inside for dining – plus 8 outside.
The kitchen has everything you need: a French door refrigerator with icemaker, electric range, microwave, and dishwasher – AND a stand alone ice maker under the stairs.
A great room for gathering.

The main floor of Calypso also has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with 2 twin beds, and a large bathroom. These pictures show the main level bedrooms and bath:

This is the main level queen bedroom.
Twin bedroom on the main floor of Calypso.
Another view of the main floor Queen Bedroom.
Another view of the main floor Twin Bedroom.
The main floor bathroom has a large vanity with a granite counter top and large mirror.

The top floor of Calypso has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 queen beds and the other with 2 twin beds, and one large bathroom. These pictures show the top level bedrooms and bath.

The top floor master bedroom features 2 queen beds.
Calypso’s top floor bathroom vanity.
Calypso’s top floor Master Bedroom.
One of the twin beds in the top floor twin bedroom.
Calypso’s top floor twin bedroom.
Large walk in shower in the top floor bathroom.

In September 2015 we made several improvements to Calypso, the major one being the extension of the center deck, for star gazing, and the addition of wide steps to the beach and handrails for both sets of steps to the deck from the house. I think you will agree that it made a BIG difference in the livability and enjoyment of the deck and beach. We also had concrete poured in the parking area and decking for most of the rest of the area under the house. We also improved the lighting in on the decks and below.

Parking and deck under the house.
Beach level bathroom (door on left) and outside shower enclosure
Sink for cleaning fish and shells
A closer view of the new steps to the beach
Enjoying the sunrise to the east – viewed from the star-gazing deck
Looking down the new steps to the beach.

In October 2017 – we extended the deck again and installed a larger hot tub! Here are some pictures featuring some of the changes we made.

Closer view of the new steps and the extended deck for the Hot Springs SPA on the left.
Another view of the new Hot Springs SPA on the deck at Calypso.
The new 6 person hot tub on the extended deck at Calypso.
The new hot tub deck – extended in October 2017
View looking East from the Calypso deck.

AND…in October 2018 we installed Central Air Conditioning – a 5 ton unit to keep the house plenty cool.

Click on this link to see more pictures of Calypso and its beach, boat and deck…Calypso Pictures

You can relax and enjoy the beach in the hammock under the coconut trees.
You can relax and enjoy the beach in the hammock under the coconut trees.
Calypso's Beach has soft white sand, gentle shallow water, and beautiful coconut trees.
Calypso’s Beach has soft white sand, gentle shallow water, and beautiful coconut trees.

8 thoughts on “Calypso”

  1. Dear Kathy,
    Our stay at Calypso was fantastic! I literally cried when we left! From the champagne in the refrigerator upon arrival, to the gorgeous vistas… we can hardly wait to come again. Thank you for making our 40th birthday week so very special! Your little slice of paradise is second to none!
    Katie

  2. My husband, I and 2 other couples recently spent a wonderful relaxing week at Kathy and Gary Heacock’s Calypso. Calypso is a comfortably appointed cottage on the beach at Casurina Point. If you want utter relaxation this is the place to go. We read, waded, used the spa and fished on our own schedules…just delightful. While we mainly self-catered, we did enjoy two wonderful meals out at nearby destinations. Pete’s Pub and Gallery is the place to go for freshly caught fish. I had the trigger fish and it was delicious. The Delphi Club offered a wonderful eight course tasting menu on Friday night that was one of the finest meals i ever had. I can’t speak highly enough about Abaco as a destination and Calypso as a place to stay. I plan to go back next year.

  3. As so many have said before me, this is a wonderful place to vacation. Gary and Kathy are remarkable host/ess and so generous with their time and spirit for life on Abaco. A special thanks to Gary for introducing me to some local fishing enthusiasts. Casaurina has some good bonefishing locations. A school of smaller Bones and Snapper is often found a few doors east of Calypso in front of the pink house. Further east and around the point, are areas mixed with sand, marl and grass. More and larger bones call this home. Watch for tails on a low tide. You will get one good shot so make it count as these are smart fish! The south and east sides of Duck Cay offer some interesting locations with schools of still larger bones (up to 7lbs) as well as Mutton Snapper and Trigger Fish. There are two smaller islets east of Duck worth exploring. I was told the creek to the west of the house can produce. I recommend unweighted flies with weed guards for working the tails over grass at low tide. Veverka shrimp worked well over sand and marl. When not fishing, Pete’s Pub is a must. For finer dining, The Sandpiper at Schooner Bay is excellent and the proprietor (James) is a fishin’ buff too. Went on guided excursions with Ricardo (out of Sandy Point) and Paul Pinder (out of Abaco Lodge) and both provided lots of action. Met JR, the local guide at Casaurina, on my last day so unfortunately had no opportunity to go with him (but will next year).

    Tight lines!

  4. Dear Kathy & Everyone looking for an Amazing place to go on Vacation!!!! My Family of 9 always vacation in St. Augustine, FL each year because it’s close & affordable. We have been wanting to stay on one of Kathy’s properties since 2009. Finally in 2014 our dream came true!!! As annoying as I was with a million questions, Kathy was patient, pleasant, and always got back to me in a timely manner. I am not the type of person that likes “Touristy”, packed, generic resorts. I loved that our house was private, the beach was private, and there were so many things to occupy the Adults and teenage kids! The fishing boat was amazing!!! Kayaks, Hammocks, Paddle boards, etc. The water is Breath Taking!!!! We could walk forever and still stand in waist deep water and see our feet!! At one end of the beach there was a beautiful shallow area when the tide was low and we found so many gorgeous sea creatures. Beautiful Huge Red Star fish, Live sand dollars in the water that you can’t miss. There was a little drop off that we snorkeled in and found many things….a bike,boat, lawn mower, and lots more- which was kinda cool for us northern Floridians that can’t see our feet in our water. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. We took a ferry and explored Hopetown, which was very cool- beautiful water…a deeper blue, but Gorgeous!! That’s where we snorkeled a lot and found all the “Nemo” fish:) Whem we left we stopped at another island which was amazing also. We can’t wait to go back!! And now we say we are going back to “Our House in Abaco”! Thanks again Kathy for everything!
    We Loved Every Second of it!!!!!
    —Caudill-Sappe-Wilson Family “The Klumps”

  5. We had an absolute wonderful and relaxing time. Calypso is a lovely property on a beautiful beach, and everything was as described. It accommodated the six of us with room to spare and had every amenity needed. The boat made this property special with the wonderful fishing right there by the property, and the kayaks and paddle boards were bonuses. We loved that the hot tub had been upgraded to a six person – very nice! I would highly recommend this property!!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Shelly! We are so glad you had a great vacation and look forward to having you back some day soon. Kathy 🙂

  6. We were in the Calypso 2014 and it made an indelible impression on us.
    What beauty and peace.
    One of our best vacations EVER
    I was saddened to hear of the hurricane hitting your island.
    Are your properties still standing?

    marta

    1. Hello Marta & Harry –
      I am so sorry that I JUST found these message, so I am a week late responding. I hope you found the blog on this web site that explains what happened at Casuarina and even has a flyover that shows how well all the houses at Casuarina Point fared. If you have not found it, please key in ‘Dorian’ in the search box and you will find it that way. We were SO lucky! Minimal damage to the whole neighborhood. Water has already been restored to Casuarina and we expect the power to be on in a couple of weeks. I hope you will come back again some day! Thank you for checking on us.

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