BEAUTIFUL BEACH ECO-COTTAGE ON STOCKING ISLAND

Bob Cronin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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BEAUTIFUL BEACH ECO-COTTAGE ON STOCKING ISLAND

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Kevalli House is situated on 11+ acres of oceanfront land on Stocking Island, the barrier island that forms Elizabeth Harbor. Because there are no motorized vehicles on the island and access is by boat only, much of the land on Stocking Island is pristine. This five mile long island contains only seven home sites of which Kevalli House is the furthest west.

A pavilion at the highest point on the property, 65 feet, offers a panoramic view of Elizabeth Harbor, the neighboring islands, and open waters of the ocean. Looking down on the beach directly behind Kevalli House, you can see a very rare stromatolite reef, thought to be one of the oldest forms of life on the planet and known to exist in just a few places in the world. At low tide they form beautiful natural soaking pools along the shore which can be quite a relaxing place to enjoy the crystal clear waters.

The Kevalli House guest cottage facility forms a nicely designed cluster of three buildings. The common area between the buildings is a sitting area which also adjoins the two identical wings, one on the east and one on the west. This layout is ideal for two couples, as it allows for privacy and offers ample space for everyone. Both wings offer several comfortable areas for sunning and reading. Each is designed for a comfortable extended stay, with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bathroom, dining area, and sitting area. A separate bedroom area behind French doors has an adjustable queen bed and sliding glass door leading out to a private deck. *Occasionally we will rent the wings separately. Please contact us for availability and details.

The second-story covered deck above the sitting area overlooks the tree canopy and provides a tranquil place to catch island breezes and enjoy a beautiful vista of the harbor. A walkway on the front side of the cottage leads to the pavilion described earlier. Another path leads through natural foliage consisting of a wide variety of native plant species and finally to another covered deck overlooking the ocean side beach. On the very front of the property is a 200 foot long fixed dock which provides access to the cove. This protected body of water features two of the famous Bahamian blue holes. Mystery Cave is considered one of the best snorkeling spots in the area and is within snorkeling distance of the dock, or you may choose to use some of the kayaks that are available. Great snorkeling is also found "ocean-side". A floating dock provides access for small boats.

Kevalli House is a very eco-friendly choice. We are 99% solar-powered and meet our water needs by collecting rain water. We try to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible by using environmentally-friendly cleaning products, recycling, reusing, and reducing. Our paths are lit with solar-powered lights, fans and island breezes keep our rooms cool, and numerous windows catch evening breezes very effectively.

A 20 minute cab ride takes you from the airport to the government dock in George Town where the water taxi picks you up for the ride to Kevalli House. In George Town there are numerous businesses, including a well-stocked grocery store, car rental, boat rental, straw market, library, and a nice variety of restaurants. The Bahamas has over 300 sunny days a year, crystal clear warm water, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, one of which is right in the backyard of Kevalli House.

Keywords: Beach House, Apartment, cottage, villa, bungalo

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed

Bob Cronin

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Bob Cronin is the owner of Kevalli House. After retiring from an active business life and many years of the cruising life, Bob fell in love with the beautiful waters of Exuma and the extraordinary property he calls Kevalli House. Over the last 5 years Bob has been working to renovate and restore this unique property.

Bob Cronin purchased this cottage in 2005

The Exuma Islands of the Bahamas have the most beautiful crystal, clear waters Bob has come across in all his travels. Exuma is a safe community and very welcoming to visitors. Stocking Island is pristine and remote, yet is conveniently located 1.5 miles from George Town, Great Exuma. Direct flights from Nassau, Florida (Miami and Fort Lauderdale), Atlanta, and Toronto make Great Exuma and Kevalli House very accessible.

Kevalli House has direct, private access to both Elizabeth Harbour and a beautiful, sandy 2.5 mile long beach. Views of the water and ocean breezes are found everywhere. Kevalli House was originally developed in the 1960s with sustainability in mind. The property is entirely off the grid, with solar and rain catchment systems. Native trees, amazing stonework, and the numerous hues of blue in the sky and waters provide a backdrop or peace and tranquility.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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5
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Beautiful Beach Eco-Cottage on Stocking Island
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Great Exuma Exuma
Atlanta, GA
5

CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN!

Can't Wait to Return!
  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful time on Stocking Island at Kevalli House! It was our first trip to the Exumas and we were already planning a trip back to the area before we even flew home. We just spent a week on Little Exuma, which was wonderful, but are planning to return to Stocking Island this December.
We have been to many places in the Caribbean but we have not seen water so clear and beautiful before. We fell in love with the island and really enjoyed out stay at the house. This was truly an adventure vacation for us as we spent the days hiking, swimming, snorkeling and exploring. The island has a myriad of hiking trails that lead to secluded beaches. Each morning we would chart out a course, pack some snacks and our snorkel gear and head out. Our 6 year old daughter did really well on days we hiked up to 5 miles and enjoyed the adventure with us.
The house has easy access to the Atlantic side which has more turbulent water. We loved sitting up in the gazebo and watching the sunset. Most days we rarely saw a person on this side of the island. On the other side, there is access to a dock with kayaks we used to get to Chat N’ Chill for drinks and dinner, and their delicious conch salad.
There are two houses on the property. We stayed at The Cottages and enjoyed a nice breeze through the house. The property is fairly self-sustaining, utilizing rain water and solar power. It was perfectly fine to be without air conditioning in December as the breeze and temperatures were moderate. Bob is a wonderful owner and made us feel very welcome!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
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Great Exuma Exuma
New Jersey
5

BEYOND AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to the Bahamas and our expectations didn't come close to the reality. The turquoise, clear water and white sand beaches were exquisite. The snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing (with Neville) were amazing. And the Kevalli House was the perfect retreat. The owner, Bob, couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful, constantly giving us the history of the area as well as recommendations for dinner, hikes and snorkeling. The guest house was clean and well stocked even with great cooking knives! The screened in porch made for some very fun ping pong tournaments and for those who are interested, Bob has a large selection of DVD's to borrow from. It was quiet and the paths down to the dock or to the ocean on the other side were well maintained. There are two pavilions to chose from if you want to read in the shade overlooking the most incredible view you could ever imagine. We rented a boat from Minn's which we highly recommend so that you can easily get from Stocking Island into town and around the area. We gave this trip 5 stars. The only disappointment is that we had to leave...but we definitely will be back!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Beach Eco-Cottage on Stocking Island
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Great Exuma Exuma
5

C & D

C & D
  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazing time for the second year in a row at Kevalli House.
From the moment you arrive, Bob makes you feel incredibly welcome. The setting is unlike anything we had ever experienced. Several times a day you come across some kind of incredible scene from nature...sunsets, clear moon over the water, gorgeous shades of turquoise, exquisite skies and ocean everywhere. Thank you Bob for sharing your piece of heaven with us.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Great Exuma Exuma
North Beach, MD
5

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for peace and serenity, Kevalli House has it! The cottages are nestled into the leeward side of the hill on Stocking Island. We came with another couple and each had our own cottage joined by a screened breezeway. It was perfect for us! We were close together, but weren't falling over each other. It is so quiet and peaceful, but don't think you'll be bored! There is so much to do there as well - kayaking, snorkling, beach combing, body surfing, or enjoying a book at the pavilion at the top of the hill - which was by FAR our favorite place to spend time. With 360 views of Elizabeth Harbour, the hurricane holes and Exuma Sound, you can spend hours there watching the waves crash on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Although we cooked and ate many of our meals at the house, there are several restaurants on the island that serve incredible food and drinks! Bob and Catherine are very friendly and great sources of information about anything you'll want to know about the area. We'll be back!!
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful Beach Eco-Cottage on Stocking Island
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+1 954-246-4887
Great Exuma Exuma
Nantucket
5

A BAHAMIAN GEM

  • 5 of 5
What a special corner of the earth Kevalli House is. Remote, unique and well worth the effort to get there. A true Bahamian gem. Our family of 8 arrived before Christmas and were more than comfortable between the two houses. Plenty of space to spread out and find your own space with many common/community areas for dining and recreating together. A two minute walk through the well maintained property puts you on Stocking Island's oceanside coral sand which is perfect for beach lovers of all ages. Tidal pools and sandcastles for the 2 and 3 year old grandchildren with snorkeling, body surfing and long beach walks for the rest. Two pavilions over looking the beach create a perfect midday sun retreat for reading, general lounging as well as sunset/sunrise vigils. In front of the houses is a totally protected harbor, perfect for swimming, kayaking and some small fish snorkeling. Other more protected beaches including Honeymoon and Sand Dollar are a short boat ride away. The consummate host/owner introduced us to the property and helped us with a few details. He was always available with an up beat "no question is too small" attitude. A good time had by all and we look forward to our next visit. If you want to separate yourself from the "real world" for a week or two this is the place.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Great Exuma Exuma
Paoli, PA
5

BEAUTIFUL ISLAND VACATION IN ONE OF A KIND HOME FOR FAMILY OF FIVE

  • 5 of 5
If you truly want to experience the peace, beauty, and true relaxation of the Outer Islands of Exuma, you must stay in this one of a kind, incredibly beautiful Stocking Island home! Nestled in a perfect location, between the tranquil harbor and magnificent ocean, this home is perfect! It is even more beautiful than the photos depict, and it is so peaceful you can hear the waves crashing and the birds singing every morning and early evening. The house was spotlessly clean, and the owner provided all the kitchen cutlery, utensils, pots and pans, cups, and glasses you would ever need. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the warm breezes perfect! Bob was a lovely host, and fulfilled any request we had during our vacation. Be sure to ask Bob about his friend Jenice who makes a wonderful variety of homemade necklaces, earrings, hair ornaments and much more made out of the shells of the Exumas! We purchased many lovely trinkets from her as souvenirs and gifts. The stromolites on the beach are just amazing, with tiny pools filled with seashells and little sea creatures. We have never seen the variety of blues in the water that we saw at the Stocking Island Beach. It was like watching a Van Gogh painting come to life with the sun twinkling on the hues of blue waves as they summersaulted onto the beach. We walked along the beach two or three times a day and sat daily on both the high deck, and the midsize deck just above the beach for the morning sunrise and evening sunset. Bob kindly gave us two glass-bottomed kayaks that we used to see and feed the myriad of fish at the Mystery Cave. The water in the harbor was calm so it was very easy to kayak! We also snorkeled over to the Mystery Cave as well. There was also a wonderful common room where our family enjoyed music, ping pong and playing darts, very family friendly!!!! All the spots on the island are within walking distance, and a must see are the stingrays at the Chat n Chill. We also saw beautiful starfish as well in the sand at the Chat n Chill and had fantastic food at the place as well. Be sure to take the water ferry over to Georgetown and enjoy the reasonably priced wares of the Straw Market, and the culinary delights of the Driftwood Cafe. Bob is a wonderful conversationalist too about island culture, boating, and ecology. Note: rent a boat early from Minns if you want to see other cays. You will not want to leave this island of Paradise or Kevalli House when the vacation ends!
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
George Town (GGT)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
George Town
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Stocking Island
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Stocking Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Stocking Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Kevalli House
Car: not necessary

Stocking Island has several restaurants/beach bars that are easily within walking, kayaking, boating distance. The island also has an extensive nature trail system great for long or short hikes and birding. Historic tours of Great and Little Exuma and boat charter trips through the Exuma Cays are a great day trips. Please contact us for a complete list of activities.

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Great Exuma Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$430
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Fees And Taxes 10% local tax not included.
Cash payment preferred. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Notes Facility includes private use of two wings, recreation room, air deck
beach deck, pavilion, docks, kayaks, snorkeling gear, and other amenities. Closed July, August, September. Rate based on 4 person occupancy. $500 for each additional person.
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Amenities

Great Exuma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Catering Available
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Ping Pong Table
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Cottages have direct, private beach and harbor access. Kayaks, paddle boarding, and snorkeling gear are provided.
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