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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 10 nights


About the property

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

WOW, What a stunning beach!! is often what our guests say on arrival.

Directly located on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach, this modern & spacious home we 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.

Peter & Betty, the owners 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 at hand to be helpful but not intrusive.

Hoopers Bay Beach: The house is privately set on what is regarded as the best beache on the whole of Exuma as It is perfectly safe for children, whatever ages and is a wonderful and private spot for relaxing.

For smaller groups - the Studio Apartment for 2 people 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 $899 per night (Minimum 6 nights) or $5495 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

Property Manager
Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999

We ( Betty& Peter ) moved to Exuma from England in 1999 having first 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-owners and personal operators since 1999 purchased this villa in 2003

Why Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 chose Exuma

After several years living on the island we wanted to find the best 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 ( now also called Turtle 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 .

Some of the special advantages of staying at our coralsandsbahamas villa are:-

--Direct"on the beach" position

--Spacious tropical gardens of 1.5 acres surround the villa

--Only 12 minutes from the international airport

--Local shops less than a minute and Georgetown only 5 minutes away

-- FREE kayaks for our guests

--FREE pickup for the private transfer for the swimming pigs boat tours

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 12 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 manager

Thank you for your hospitality and great guest services !!!

Your house is beautiful and we look forward to seeing you and Betty again next year if not sooner.

Thank you
Feb 2017
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Exuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • 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
  • Living Room ...
  • 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
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.


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(31 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.967742 based on 58 reviews

Great House!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Coral Sands, our family was very happy there. Beautiful beach and terrific van, great kitchen, and Peter was delightful!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all & to know that you enjoyed your stay at Coral Sands & many thanks for the Review. Hope we can welcome you on another occasion to enjoy the sunshine & warmth of Exuma. Best wishes, Betty & Peter
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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: March 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: March 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: July 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: December 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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown (code GGT)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Splash Bar + several others
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Greg Norman's
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Splash + several others
Nearest Beach
On the WOW !! Hoopers Bay Beach !!
Car: recommended

Nearby Georgetown which is only 5 minutes by car 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 to use from the beach outside the villa..

Golf: The Sandals Resort offers non-residents an opportunity to play golf on their premises.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Utilities $600
Cleaning/ Preparation $250

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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