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Coral Sands Villa sleeping 8-12 on BEST BEACH + TURTLES & FREE Minivan !!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
6 nights


Exuma Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, large covered decks, sleeps up to 12 people

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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Betty & Peter Oxley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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About Betty & Peter Oxley

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

Why Betty & Peter Oxley chose Bahamas

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!!
Mar 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Coral Sands Villa sleeping 8-12 on BEST BEACH + TURTLES & FREE Minivan !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews

A perfect location and villa

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy & family, It was so good to read your Review of your stay at Coral Sands Beach Villa. We were glad to know that everything worked well for the wedding & we certainly would like to welcome you back on a future occasion. Betty & Peter
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Perfect location, Terrific house!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waltham MA

Nothing like a PERFECT vacation

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a lovely family who fully enjoyed their first visit to Exuma. We were very happy to read your Review as this will certainly help other people who may want to stay on this beautiful island. Best wishes & many thanks, Betty & Peter
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North Carolina

looking for a great home, start here!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely guests & we are so glad that you got so much from your vacation to Exuma. Thank you for your Review about Coral Sands & hope that we can welcome you again on a future occasion. Best wishes from the sunshine & 29* of Exuma. Betty & Peter
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Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We know you all enjoyed a lovely vacation at Coral Sands & it was very kind to write the Review which is much appreciated. We are sure this will be very helpful for other family groups who may be thinking of visiting this beautiful island. Happy New Year & best wishes for 2015.
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Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a great pleasure reading your HomeAway Review about your vacation in Exuma, Bahamas. We are very glad that you all enjoyed staying at Coral Sands Villa, on the beach, & your Review will certainly help others who may be considering visiting the island. Very many thanks & best wishes & also for the great underwater YouTube video you shot during your stay. Betty & Peter
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown (code GGT)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
On Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
on Hoopers Bay Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Exuma Villa Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $500
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

HomeAway Booking Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

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

We will hold requested accommodation for 24 hours once the first payment (Security Deposit) is requested via HomeAway. This Security Deposit will be refunded within 7 days of departure providing everything in the property is left clean & tidy as found with no breakages or damage.

Payment for Accommodation

This will become due in full no later than 1 month before arrival which HomeAway will request. If no payment is received by 14 days before arrival, & having been requested, then we may regard the reservation as cancelled.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Exuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The Master Suite has a Super-sized Bathroom with huge walk-in shower large enough for 4! and fantastic large soaking tub for couples. The half bath is also in the Master Section of the House. Bathroom 3 is en-suite to bedroom 4.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , baby crib available
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , baby crib available
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , baby crib available
    Master Bedroom suite - 1 king , baby crib available
  • The Main House has a Super-sized Master Bedroom Suite with huge walk-in closet and fantastic en-suite bathroom with large soaking tub for couples & surround shower large enough for 4! This suite is available separately & please enquire for further details. Bedrooms 2 & 3 provide accommodation for family or friends which has its own private entrance, lounge/dining area, kitchen, bathroom and large covered deck.It can sleep up to 4 adults + 1 child. This can be separated from the main house and available independently. The 4th Bedroom/ Studio can be made available separately if required. This sleeps 2 persons ( Queen bed) & is fully equipped with en-suite bathroom, kitchenette & separate deck. Please enquire for further details and pricing.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We accept payments via HomeAway Use of washing machine and tumble dryer on site in Laundry Room. Outdoor shower located on deck and also on the beach.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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