About SailAway Cottages
Are you looking for an affordable stay in what is generally touted as a “luxury vacation paradise”? SailAway Cottages offers you options. Come stay with us and enjoy local knowledge, a quiet neighbourhood, and at max a 15 minute drive to Grace Bay – the “touristy” area. Check out our cottages here.
Who are we and what is our story?
We are Karen and John Lawson – transplanted Canadians. Life Motto? Keep doing it until it stops being fun!! We moved down to TCI with two babies in 1999. We were going to stay for only one year, but we fell in love with TCI. We brought our two children up here, who are now living in Canada, and feeling grateful that they have a warm place to visit at Christmas!!! We started our love affair with the Caribbean when we got married – as we took a year off to sail from Toronto to the Bahamas on a small sailboat. When we returned to Canada, we got “real” jobs, but spent every vacation chartering sailboats throughout the Caribbean. We realized the hustle and bustle of city life was not for us… and here we are today.
We converted our 2 car garage into a suite for our parents to stay because as you can imagine they were very sad that we took their grandchildren away from them when we moved south. We renovated the suite a few years ago and decided to try this “short term rental” thing out. We loved it! We enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and sharing our little piece of paradise with them. We then built The LightHouse Cottage in 2018, and The Sail Loft in 2020. Most recently, (2023) we renovated a guest suite in our own home, (The Captain’s Quarters), which now has it’s own private entrance, and two private decks.
We make ourselves as available as you want us to be. We love to provide advice and suggestions, but if you truly want to get away from it all and don’t want to interact, we respect that as well. We want you to have the vacation of your dreams, and we are here to help you achieve that.
Read Our Airbnb Reviews
Excellent location with great amenities including private access to beach, kayaking and snorkeling. Felt right at home with charming host and wonderful family pup Soldier. Highly recommend this place to... read more
March 25, 2023
Karen and John were most responsive. We could not have asked for a more relaxing stay and the lighthouse cottage. We highly recommend.
March 17, 2023
Wow! This place is just amazing! We were greeted by John who walked us through some of the basic things to know about the property and life on the island.... read more
March 10, 2023