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GORGEOUS BEACH, FINEST VIEWS, CHARMING, PRIVATE & ROMANTIC HOME - Crow's Nest

Pam or Glenn

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Pam or Glenn

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Calendar last updated:
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GORGEOUS BEACH, FINEST VIEWS, CHARMING, PRIVATE & ROMANTIC HOME - Crow's Nest

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

Staniel Cay House Rental Photos and Description

With over 800' of gorgeous beachfront, on 10+ private acres, Crow's Nest, situated atop the highest point of sunny Staniel Cay, features the finest views in all directions: sunsets over the harbor, sunrises over the ocean, myriad cays and inlets up Pipe Creek to the north, and a long white sandy beach to the south.

Additionally, there is a protected sandy beach and swimming hole on the blue lagoon (other side of the property) where the Crow's Nest gazebo enjoys views down the length of the inlet, and the Crow's Nest mooring provides a protected harbor for a boat.

Overlooking the beach, Crow's Nest is a spacious contemporary cottage with 2,200 square feet of living space. The octagonal living room takes advantage of the spectacular views in all directions. The cozy tropical furnishings compliment the sparkling azure waters, dazzling coral sands, and abundant underwater splendors. Experience paradise.

-- Lounge on the expansive screened porch -- and enjoy the ocean breezes.

-- Soak up some sun in the very private patio area.

-- Dine overlooking the ocean beaches.

-- Wake in the loft to watch the sun rise over the ocean.

-- Shower with views of the harbor.

-- Prepare dinner with one of the best views in the world

Crow's Nest is ideal for two to four people. It is a very special place for us. We treat Crow's Nest with care -- and we want our guests to, also. We want you to enjoy Crow's Nest as much as we do. Please call us with any questions you may have.

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation -- with the balance due 30 days prior to your planned arrival date. The rental fee is nonrefundable unless we are able to rebook the dates that you reserved.

The small island of Staniel Cay offers the rare mixture of a quaint village, Bahamian family island culture, beauty, and tranquility.

The people are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet.

Crow's Nest is less than one mile from the village. The village includes the Isle's General store, Pink Store, Blue Store, Mt. Olivetti Church (everyone is welcome), a beauty salon, several straw shops, a clinic, All-Age School, a telephone office and tower (with Cingular and Verizon cell coverage), and the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.

North of the village are Thunderball Club and Restaurant, Pirate's Trap, and pristine rugged land that's ideal for hiking and exploring.

In addition to the Staniel Cay restaurants, you may want to experience dining at some of the nearby islands.

The warm waters are crystal clear, with varying azure hues. You'll find an abundance of brilliantly colored marine life in less than fifteen feet of water throughout the cays.

Of special note is Thunderball Grotto (so named because James Bond 'Thunderball' movie scenes were shot there).

The grotto is a naturally hollowed-out cay, opposite the Yacht Club. Schools of beautiful and tame fish live there in a setting of colorful sponges and coral.

If you visit, you'll swim through a surface entrance to the interior cave that is lit by a hole in the 'roof'. Once inside, you'll discover the 'hidden' passageways out.

Several miles farther north is the beginning of the 22-mile Exuma Land and Sea Park, a wildlife and underwater preserve. The park stores many treats for the visual explorer. And an island just south of Staniel Cay is a wildlife preserve for iguanas.

Whether underwater or above, the Exuma Cays are spectacular.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pam or Glenn (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2015

About Pam or Glenn

Pam and Glenn, now retired from creating software solutions for the financial services industry, spend their winters on Staniel Cay. Crow’s Nest always has been their children’s’ favorite place since they were infants.

Pam or Glenn purchased this house in 1984

Why Pam or Glenn chose Staniel Cay

Crow’s was built in the late 1970’s by the original developer of Staniel Cay, who selected it as the best location on the island for his personal residence. Atop the highest point of the island, in the middle of 10+ acres, it is a historical icon that is visible by island-goers from miles away. Situated in the middle of a long white sandy beach, with views in all directions, Crow’s Nest enjoys the most spectacular vistas on the island.

What makes this house unique

Crow’s Nest has been welcoming guests since 1985. Many of our guests have returned year after year, making it their vacation home. Crow’s Nest’s charm, breezes, amazing views, privacy and comfort offer you an unparalleled out-island Bahamian experience in the beautiful central Exumas. The island’s amenities are only a few minutes away. Great snorkeling, the swimming pigs, iguanas, Thunderball Grotto and more are right here in the Staniel Cay area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great time as usual. No real problems except had to leave. Food on island and Compass Cay great. No bugs. Look forward to returning.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

5
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GORGEOUS BEACH, FINEST VIEWS, CHARMING, PRIVATE & ROMANTIC HOME - Crow's Nest
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
Boston, MA
5

The perfect view of the perfect island

  • 5 of 5

Crow's Nest's amazing bluff location will stun even Caribbean regulars. It sits high upon a bluff on Staniel Key in the Exumas. A bluff in the Caribbean? It's true!

The master bed room atop the octogon-shaped house provides 360 degree views across the Keys. The rest of the house has a warm, cozy feeling and is tastefully decorated with local art and natural objects. The rustic feeling of the house is combined will plenty of modern amenities- full kitchen, XM radio, DVD player, etc.

The island is a friendly, neighborly place who know the owners well and treat their guests with kindness and attention. The island boasts three terrific restaurants, a beautiful park with walking trails (which the owners helped to build), and several other beaches, shops, and places to visit.

There is plenty to do on and around Staniel Key. The Thunderball Grottoe, made famous by the James Bond movie, is a fabulous local spot for snorkling, and the Exuma Park nearby has many other diving spots. There are several Whalers and other small boats available for rent on Staniel to explore the surrounding islands.

Crow's Nest sits atop a tropical paradise which is not to be missed!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Rare Gem in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

It's true...the Crow's Nests is one of those rare gems. Everything you read in the reviews are spot on. We have been on many vacations, but never impressed enough to actually write a review ourselves. I don't think I could add a single word that hasn't already been written about the Crow's Nest. Only about the much needed peace & tranquility our family experienced during our week stay here. Pam & Glenn have gone above and beyond to make their home feel like your home...well done my friends.

Bill, Kris & Kids

Illinois

  • Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Crow's Nest on Staniel Cay- a remarkable place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a truly remarkable vacation spot for us. The magnificent setting of this comfortable and beautiful home seems like something out of a movie, but not to be found in "real" life. The views, and vast vast expanse of all-but-private beach, are astounding.

The owners are extremely helpful: not only in providing all amenities, but having written a 'handbook' which covers almost everything you need for a fine stay on the island (even latitude/longitude coordinates of good snorkeling spots, etc.) and answering all questions in detail by personal email.

I recommend this property for an unforgettable vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Charleston, SC
5

Will And Lisa

  • 5 of 5

This was my husband and I's first time to Staniel Cay and it will not be the last!!!! What made our vacation so perfect was the stay at this breathtaking home! From the time we booked online, we felt welcome by Pam's (the owner) emails, calls, and travel suggestions to make it that much special. She sent us a list of helpful items and food/snack options to bring just in case the stores do not carry your favorite items. She was right on target, however I was very impressed with the items the stores did carry. Given the mail boat comes that week, you could find grocery items such, eggs, meat (frozen steaks, chicken, and pork), saffron rice, cereal, pb & j, bread, spices, fresh veggies (bell peppers and asparagus), baking potatoes, side items, hygiene items, sunscreen, candy, and bottled water (even flavored water!) my husband and I love to grill out and brought lots of our own food including frozen chicken, steaks, burgers, and pork chops. We also brought frozen veggies and sides not knowing what to expect, however we were amazed how much the stores offered (pink stores, blue store, and isle general). Promised by Pam, we were happy to find a very nice grill and 2 bottles of full proprane tanks at the house, which made for grilling at sunset and overlooking the amazing view.... And incredible evening!!! The pictures of Crows Nest on this site does not give a true meaning of this special place. Pam and Glenn have gone out of their way to make it a comfortable home away from home. They have everything you could possibly want and need! She has very nice dinnerware, wine and cocktail glasses, utensils, bread maker, coffee maker, clean and updated fridge and microwave. The big breezy kitchen overlooking the gorgeous ocean doesn't make washing your own dishes and preparing meals not so bad! I have to admit I was a little worried about bugs given the wildlife surrounding the home, but have to admit- I did not see the first bug, gnat, mosquito, insect, etc in the house!! Pam gives you suggestions to keep your food put up in bins, and even offers a hanging basket to keep snacks etc off the counter. I was also worried about being in the Bahamas in March and not having AC in the home, however their was never a second I wished that were true. The breezes that came in and out of that house, was truly unbelievable. In fact, it got so cool and breezy at night, we had to close the doors. Please see next post (I have posted my limit in this frame)

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wayzata, MN
5

Loved It!

  • 5 of 5

Crow's Nest rests on the best vantage point of the island. Windows on all sides affords 360 degree views, from the ocean to the bay. The house has a laid back beachy feel but with all the amenities you'll need. While we tried not to check email, we loved that it had fast wireless just in case. The loft bedroom with sunrise views are an incredible way to wake up each morning.

The ocean side beach is beautiful, wide, and private. We saw two people on it the entire week. Snorkeling is good right off the house. When it got windy, we simply went over to the lagoon side where there is your own private gazebo and swimming hole. Go at high tide to get a little more depth. There are other great beaches too. We went to Pirate's Trap on the north side and another one just SE of the airstrip on the lagoon side (Hoi Chi Beach?), both great at low tide to get some fun tidal flats.

Pam and Glenn are great owners and hosts. They give 5 star treatment. They provided all the information we needed, and Pam helped us place a food order on the mail boat. While we were there, she even had someone come out and do the windows one more time so the views were crystal clear.

We rented a boat to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, and grotto. Well worth it. See my friend Coral at Island Rentals. She has a 15 foot zodiac that was perfect for two people. If there is any breeze, I wouldn't get anything smaller because the channels can get rough. Bring apples and bananas for the pigs!

We got fresh fish from Sandy at the Government Dock. Call ahead or head down around 3pm. They'll be a half dozen fish that they caught that morning, and they'll clean them right there. Can't get much fresher than that.

We never really went to the Yacht Club as the vibe is very different than the serenity of Crow's Nest. Lot of money (and HUGE yachts) at the Club. It's interesting to go have a peek and a drink though. The kids will like watching the nurse sharks and sting rays.

Definitely get a golf cart. Rent from Berkie who has the best prices.

For air travel, we took Flamingo Air. They're definitely cheaper, but next time, I might pay the extra for Watermaker Air. Flamingo's schedules are not very reliable, and that can get worrisome if you have a tight connection. I had airplane envy when I saw Watermaker's planes next to ours.

Overall, a wonderful way to spend a week. I still can't get over the colors. Thank you Pam and Glenn!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Wayzata, MN
5

Beautiful 360 Degree Views Feed the Soul

  • 5 of 5

Crow's Nest rests on the best vantage point of the island. Windows on all sides affords 360 degree views, from the ocean to the bay. The house has a laid back beachy feel but with all the amenities you'll need. While we tried not to check email, we loved that it had fast wireless just in case. The loft bedroom with sunrise views are an incredible way to wake up each morning.

The ocean side beach is beautiful, wide, and private. We saw two people on it the entire week. Snorkeling is good right off the house. When it got windy, we simply went over to the lagoon side where there is your own private gazebo and swimming hole. Go at high tide to get a little more depth. There are other great beaches too. We went to Pirate's Trap on the north side and another one just SE of the airstrip on the lagoon side (Hoi Chi Beach?), both great at low tide to get some fun tidal flats.

Pam and Glenn are great owners and hosts. They give 5 star treatment. They provided all the information we needed, and Pam helped us place a food order on the mail boat. While we were there, she even had someone come out and do the windows one more time so the views were crystal clear.

We rented a boat to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, and grotto. Well worth it. See my friend Coral at Island Rentals. She has a 15 foot zodiac that was perfect for two people. If there is any breeze, I wouldn't get anything smaller because the channels can get rough. Bring apples and bananas for the pigs!

We got fresh fish from Sandy at the Government Dock. Call ahead or head down around 3pm. They'll be a half dozen fish that they caught that morning, and they'll clean them right there. Can't get much fresher than that.

We never really went to the Yacht Club as the vibe is very different than the serenity of Crow's Nest. Lot of money (and HUGE yachts) at the Club. It's interesting to go have a peek and a drink though. The kids will like watching the nurse sharks and sting rays.

Definitely get a golf cart. Rent from Berkie who has the best prices.

For air travel, we took Flamingo Air. They're definitely cheaper, but next time, I might pay the extra for Watermaker Air. Flamingo's schedules are not very reliable, and that can get worrisome if you have a tight connection. I had airplane envy when I saw Watermaker's planes next to ours.

Overall, a wonderful way to spend a week. I still can't get over the colors. Thank you Pam and Glenn!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
TYM
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
SCYC, Taste & Sea, Big Dog's
Nearest Golf
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
G&B Highway (mostly golf carts)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
SCYC, Taste & Sea, Big Dog's

Staniel Cay is in the midst of the magnificent Exuma Cays, approximately 75 miles south of Nassau, 60 miles north of George Town, 8 miles south of the Land & Sea Park, and 250 miles southeast of Florida.

To get there, fly in from Ft Lauderdale or Nassau over gorgeous varied-hued azure waters. Staniel Cay has an excellent 3030' runway (MYES).

For viewing on Google Earth (or other) the coordinates are 24 degrees 10' 32' N by 76 degrees 26' 20' W

Other Activities: Beach combing & exploring beautiful waters & uninhabited islands

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Rates & Availability

From $450 Per night

Staniel Cay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday Rate for 2
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 3 2016
6 night minimum stay
$500
$3,200
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750.00
Notes Maximum 4 guests. Minimum age for booking party is 25. Non-smokers only. No pets.
Rates listed are for 2 guests, $35 per extra guest per day.
Discounts for 4 or more weeks.
Extra nights & short stays only available on short notice. Minimum 4-night booking.
Advance cleaning and linens included.
50% non-refundable deposit (unless able to re-rent) required to book reservation. Remaining rental and security deposit due 30 days in advance of rental.
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Amenities

Staniel Cay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Also, fresh-water outdoor showers by the house and gazebo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Loft - 1 queen , 360 degree views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , or 2 twin beds
  • King in downstairs bedroom converts to two twins.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Mooring with out-haul available by gazebo; bread maker; boats & golf carts available locally. Wireless internet is also available at the nearby yacht club. Nature trail & fishing guides locally available. 3000 foot airstrip for private planes, charters and daily air service on the island. Airport pickup and drop off included.

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