|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Directly located on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach, this modern & spacious home is designed to maximize the pleasures of island living with large outdoor decks, all facing the sea. Many of our guests love the spaciousness and friendly feel of the house yet it maintains its luxury atmosphere & the Master Section is an ideal honeymoon setting.
The beach is safe & sandy and perfect for sunning, swimming or just relaxing! Even our resident GREEN TURTLES can be seen from the beach. Also enjoy using our FREE KAYAKS to explore the calm bay & nearby cays.
Convenient to the airport (5 miles) and Georgetown (3 miles) and a wide range of restaurants and local shops are within a short walk or drive.
We are the owners who live nearby and will greet new arrivals to the premises to ensure the property and local facilities are explained. We will also arrange the Taxi transfer from the airport & make any local car hire arrangements required. We are always at hand to be helpful but not intrusive.
Hoopers Bay Beach: The house is privately set on what is arguably one of the best beaches on the whole of Exuma. It is perfectly safe for children, whatever ages and is a wonderful spot for relaxing.
For smaller groups - the Studio Apartment can be let separately at a very reasonable price (see HomeAway listing # 3707980) for more pictures & details whilst the 2 bedroom Apartment Section (see HomeAway listing #3708343) is ideal for a small family with 2 children or two couples.
We can also combine these two parts with an interlinking internal staircase creating a 3 bedroom/ 2 bathroom larger unit. See the RATES section for these prices whilst the entire villa of 4 bedrooms/ 3.5 bath sleeping 8 people is $833 per night (Minimum 6 nights) or $4995 per week + Tax. This gives large groups of families or friends the space, comfort & privacy of the villa. Our aim is to provide the best choice for your accommodation at the most economical rate for your group size.
Read the previous guests comments to understand more of this lovely villa on Hoopers Bay Beach.
We ( Betty& Peter ) moved to Exuma from England in 1999 having spent some years exploring different parts of the world to find the best place to enjoy our retirement We love Exuma so much that we live here year round except when we vacation or visit family & friends back in the UK.
Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this villa in 2003
After several years living on the island we wanted to find an ideal beach plot where we could design and have built our ideal beach villa. We eventually found the right plot on what is regarded as the best beach in Exuma ( certainly Realtors price it as the premium beach !! ) and with the detailed help of an internationally well regarded architect we set about having it constructed.
Hoopers Bay is the calmest ( and therefore safest ) beach on Exuma as it is protected from the prevailing winds so that swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and other relaxing pleasures for all ages can be fully enjoyed .We even have GREEN TURTLES in the bay for guests to meet
The 1/2 mile long beach is just a few steps through our tropical garden whilst from the expansive covered decks of the villa there are wonderful sea views.
Easily reached from Georgetown International Airport in just 10 minutes, the location of "Coral Sands" is also very convenient as a good range of local shops are within 5 minutes easy walk whilst the capital,Georgetown is only 6 minutes by car.
Best Vacation Ever!
Left on Apr 10, 2016 for a stay in Mar 2016
The only reason I don't want to write this review is because I don't others to find this hidden gem!!!! I rented this awesome beach house from Betty and Peter for my immediate family. Our ages ranged from 6 to 60. My three sons and daughter-in-law all in their 30's and two granddaughters. We all had a blast. We are still sending each other pics from the trip and we have been home a week. Just can't stop thinking and talking about it. The beach house is in the perfect location!! Convenient to everything. It is roomy with the perfect layout. We all had our own space and were never in each others way. The beach is so close, calm and peaceful. Some days no one was on the beach but us for hrs!!! We all snorkeled right there and found star fish and sea turtles. The water is so blue it doesn't look real. Peter was very helpful and friendly but never to much. He was there is we needed him. The van is a great addition to this rental. Driving on the opposite side is a bit tricky. The people who live there are all so nice......we felt very safe at all times!!! There is so much to do there I wish we could have stayed longer!!! Maybe next year! Can't wait to go back!!! I fell in love with Exuma!!
We only had 6 people in our party and that gave us plenty of space in the villa (the master is very spacious and so is the main lounge/dining table and kitchen) we also used the outside seating area, the free mini van which came in handy, the kayaks and it was spotless when we arrived. The beach on Hoopers Bay is superb, fairly deserted, white sands, turquoise ocean and lots of sealife for snorkeling.
We would definitely rent Coral Sands again if it is vacant when we return.
The Coral Sands was the perfect house for our large party of 11 with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Peter was extremely accommodating to our needs and the location on Hooper's Bay is absolute perfection. Calm turquoise water and white sand beach along with the use of the van couldn't have been better. Highly recommend Latitudes for dinner along with Santana's and The Rusty Anchor. Highlight of the trip was our excursion with Robert's Island Adventures out to Staniel Cay, Pig island, Thunderball Grotto, the sand bar! Fantastic memories for a life time and let's not forget the Goombay smash!
This villa was the best place for a perfect family vacation. Exuma is one of the most beautiful places on earth and Hoopers Bay idyllic. Peter and Betty were very accommodating and made our stay very enjoyable. Turtles in the bay! Perfect weather! Soft sand! What more can I say??? Heaven on earth!
This was my third visit to Exuma, the first for my family of six, so we chose to stay in Peter and Betty's home, and were thrilled from the moment we walked in the door. The location, Hooper's Bay is fantastic; calm water, and long sandy beach. The highlight of our week was the daily swim we took with the Green Sea Turtles that live in the bay. They seem to love the human interaction, and were very friendly. The home is large; we rented all three possible apartments, and loved the enormous kitchen/living area where we could all gather. Peter was accessible, but not invasive, and more than eager to help us in any way he could. Having the use of the van for the week was a great as well. We took a trip up to the Cays with 4C's one day, and Capt Smiley was extremely hospitable, and accommodating. We took a private tour, with just the 6 of us on the boat. During our week, we ate at the Fish Fry, Santana's, Chat n Chill, and the St Francis; all were very good, and we would recommend them. We bought a rum cake and banana bread from Mom's Bakery, beside Santana's in Little Exuma, and both were very fresh, moist and delicious. For groceries, we used Smitty's and Prime Island Meats and were more than pleased with the selection found. Prime Island even delivered a preorder of groceries to the house, because we were arriving on Saturday close to there closing time. The family that owns Prime Island is very sweet, and extremely helpful. Their sandwich meats and cheeses, as well as homemade salads were so nice to have for a quick meal. We also had lobster, prime rib, chicken, and shrimp from them. Like I previously said, this was my 3rd time to Exuma. I keep saying I'd like to try another of the islands in the Bahamas, but the people of Exuma are so nice, the town is extremely safe, the food is so good, and I don't believe there are more beautiful waters or islands possible. So, I keep coming back, why mess with perfection? It was another fabulous week in Exuma.
This beautiful house was a perfect retreat for three families. Plenty of space for everyone. Our host Peter made it incredibly easy to get settled in and graciously provided great advice about this island paradise.
Our group of 8 (2 families) with 4 adults and two kids aged 5-14 had a wonderful time at Coral Sands Beach Villa. We rented the entire villa, which is just lovely and quite spacious, for one week. Each year we travel to the Bahamas or Caribbean with the same family and stay in a beachfront home. Everyone agreed that this house was the best place that we have stayed ever. The location of the home on the prestigious Hooper's Bay, the views from almost every room in the house and the quiet, safe beach with clear protected waters are what make this home truly outstanding. In addition, the owner Peter is nearby and very helpful in planning your daily outing and activities if you need his assistance. Besides the great home and beach, Hooper's Bay is less than 10 minutes from Georgetown and midway between the two ends of the island.
We spent our days boating, snorkeling, swimming, exploring an endless choice of isolated beaches, taking an ATV tour of the rarely visited western side of the island and of course eating.
The people of the island are also very friendly. Just a quick example.. I needed a birthday cake for one of the children's birthdays. I asked Ceturah, our server at Santana's and the owner's sister, where I might find a cake. She picked up her cell phone, dialed a friend and put me in touch with a local woman who bakes wonderful cakes. The following day, I had a beautiful and delicious birthday cake with personalized decorations delivered to the hardware store 1 minute from Coral Sands Beach Villa. If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay and are a large group, I give Coral Sands Beach Villa my highest recommendation without hesitation.
Nearby Georgetown offers a range of local shops, hotels, banks, powerboat rental and the ferry service to Stocking Island with great snorkeling or scuba diving opportunities.
Little Exuma has further wonderful beaches and off-shore cays, some which were used for filming 'Pirates of the Caribbean' - boat trips can be arranged to spend a day enjoying fishing, snorkeling or swimming from your own deserted island!
DIRECT FLIGHTS now from ATLANTA, FORT LAUDERDALE, MIAMI, NASSAU & TORONTO to Georgetown, Exuma (code GGT) Contact us for best options to suit your dates.
Other Activities: Kite boarding available nearby or bring your own & kiteboard from the beach outside the villa..
Golf: The Sandals Resort offers non-residents an opportunity to play golf on their premises.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
HomeAway Booking Terms & Conditions
If a booking is cancelled more than 60 days ahead of arrival, then a refund of monies paid is provided less a $50 handling charge to ourselves & less HomeAway’s commission charge (usually 10% of the total value of the booking) which would have been claimed by them within the first payment & is not refundable.
For bookings cancelled between 30 & 59 days then a 50% refund is made less a $50 handling charge to ourselves & less HomeAway’s commission charge (usually 10% of the total value of the booking) which would have been claimed by them within the first payment & is not refundable.
When a booking is cancelled within 29 days of arrival, then no refund is made.
Additionally, in case of delays due to travel difficulties, the number of nights booked will be charged for regardless. If you arrive after the scheduled arrival date or depart before the final date of the reservation, you will be charged for the lodging as reserved and guaranteed by us. To avoid any loss due to cancellation, we always recommend Travel Insurance to cover this.
Check In/ Check Out Times
Check in is after 1.00pm & Check Out is before 11.00am.
We try to help our guests whose travel plans require either an earlier arrival or later departure. However, we need to know this in advance so not to inconvenience other guests who may be arriving or departing from the same accommodation.
Security Deposit Payment
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