|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Pared down barefoot luxury awaits you at Simplicity on Wilson Bay. Recently built to the highest standards, our house was deliberately designed to capture the prevailing winds with high bamboo ceilings, ceiling fans, French doors and plenty of windows that are usually open, making air conditioning redundant. Both bedrooms have oceanside French doors to the deck and are located in private wings. The spacious great room with ample seating, indoor dining and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen opens to the large screened deck integrating indoor/outdoor spaces.
The large garapa wood deck has a 'mosquito curtain' that allows you to draw it shut for those times when the noseeums are pesky. Evenings are spent enjoying the setting sun, pehaps even seeing the elusive green flash. Paradise!
We strove to make this Bahamian beach house more open than closed up to fully enjoy the sense of being here. Total living area under cover is over 1800 sq feet. Even during the infrequent rain, the large deck is still enjoyable.
Come and enjoy.
Cat Island is known for it's excellent fishing - both deep sea and bonefishing. For bonefishing Bennett's Creek is a short kayak ride away or an easy walk, Orange Creek is approx. 15 minutes north for more nearby bonefishing options. We can recommend various fishing guides. Fruit trees and various vegetables have been planted - you are welcome to enjoy the 'fruits of our labour'.
The 'Rev' will likely show up weekly, peddling produce from his pick up truck , Also our neighbour, Danny King who lives across the highway will often have vegetables for sale.
There are a number of small grocery/convenience stores located a short drive away for all your staples.
Cat Island offers the adventurous traveller opportunities to explore beaches, ( we can tell you our favourite sea glass hunting spot), check out the caves and blue holes A must is a visit to the 'highest point in the Bahamas', the Hermitage.
For Scuba divers, Shanna's Cove is about 20 minutes to the north whereas Greenwood is a good hour to the south.
A small reef is located just to the right of our house and is easily accessible from the beach. We have plenty of snorkel equipment plus three kayaks for your use.
For flights to Cat island, there are 2 airports. New Bight in the south and approx 45 minutes from our house or Arthur's Town which is a quick 10 minutes transfer. Currently, the only scheduled flights to Cat Island are via N|assau. You should allow a minimum of 3 hours connection time in Nassau. For flights returning to the US. customs is precleared in Nassau.
We strongly recommend SkyBahamas. SkyBahamas flies twice daily between Nassau and Cat Island serving both airports Arthur's Town being the closest - skybahamas.net.
Cat Island is a quiet island, do not expect night life, shopping or a plethora of dining choices. What the island does offer are the friendliest people, gorgeous beaches, some wonderful nearby restaurants, giving the opportunity to enjoy the 'art of simplicity.'
Cat Island pulls at your heart string - when the opportunity came for us to buy the most beautiful beachfront lot, we thought - why not! The rest is history - we still pinch ourselves on every visit.
From beginning to end, this was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had! Beautiful house on amazing beach with total privacy! Truly was paradise! Debbie and Daisy were icing on the cake! Looking forward to booking this amazing place again in the future! Big Thank You to the Hazens for allowing us to enjoy this beautiful piece of paradise!
Thank you again
Wesley & Shelly Mills
The beach and the house were absolutely amazing! We loved our stay here. The beach is one of the nicest and prettiest to which I have been. There is a nice sandy bottom and the water was so calm. There is a small reef to the right where we saw some colorful fish. We had the whole beach to ourselves practically the whole time. The house is so beautiful and comfortable. So well appointed, every room. The gorgeous ocean views from each room were wonderful. We really enjoyed the outdoor living space too. Amazing! Everything was perfect. The owners were wonderful and we had easy communication. The housekeeper was great too, picking us up and dropping us off at the airport. Getting some starter groceries for us that we requested. Everything went very smoothly. There is a little roadside restaurant called Yardie's, about a mile from the house that we tried and loved. Good food and the absolute best pina colada's that we have ever had! We went there twice and the rest of the time we cooked at the house. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone and would stay here again!
There is not enough praise I could give to this wonderful little slice of Heaven and it's amazing owners! Cathy was so kind and patient with my tons of questions! She even called to check on us after arrival! So thoughtful! Debby was so friendly and accommodating! The house is absolutely perfect! from the lull of the ocean and the soft breezes that blow through! The beach was perfect! We had three 22 yr old girls and our 6 yr old granddaughter! Never a dull moment and never ran out of things to do! The house is perfectly appointed with books, games, movies, a beach, screened deck. There wasn't anything more we could ask for or need! Thank you Bill and Cathy for sharing with us! Our vacation was perfect! Can't wait to return!
First and foremost, it was a joy booking this property. Cathy was so incredibly responsive and hospitable. Made it so enjoyable to book and in preparation. Bill called to check on us while we were there. Daisy and Debbie (local housekeepers) were wonderful to check in on us and take care of whatever we needed from them.
And the property....a piece of paradise. We were there right after Hurricane Joaquin had come though so beach was still in process of coming back but was still beautiful. Our evening meals on the back deck with the sunset as a backdrop was picture perfect. The house is well equipped and very comfortable. Large jug of bottled water, well stocked kitchen, roomy bedrooms and living areas and the deck is to die for. The snorkeling right out the back door is phenomenal. And a number of other great places just a quick walk up the beach or kayak away.
We rented a car from Danny King, who lives just across the street. Cathy can take care of that for you. Not a necessity but if you want the flexibility and wanting to explore the island or eat out, it is recommended, at least for a couple of days. Danny operates taxi service too so a ride is easy enough when needed.
We were the only ones on the cove during our stay. If you are looking for a hassle free, well maintained property, with an perfect view, right on the beach, and peaceful serene setting, Simplicity is the place.
If you want to stay on a perfect walkable beach with beautiful clear blue water, a clean sandy bottom, and great snorkeling, choose Simplicity! If you want to stay in a clean, comfortable beach house that actually feels like a beach house, has gorgeous views and is in a great location, choose Simplicity! If you want to rent from amazing people that help you every step of the way by answering your questions and giving you advice, choose Simplicity! We are so glad we did!
My wife and I came to stay here for our honeymoon, and had the best week at Simplicity. I know all of these reviews have been extremely positive, but for great reasons! Cathy was great to deal with, answered all of our questions and concerns in a timely manner, and also called to check in and see if we needed anything mid-week. Debby was UNBELIEVABLY helpful throughout the week; the house could not have a better care taker.
We rented a car for two nights, but only used it to go to dinner because we didn't want to leave the Bay. (By the way, you MUST go see Julian and his wife at Da Smoke Pot). The house is in great condition, has everything you need, basically is on a private beach, and has a reef right off the shore. Not much else you could ask for.
Last thing I wanted to note was how central this house is to places you want to go. It is a short bike ride to some of the best restaurants on the island (Da Smoke Pot, Yardies, etc.). It is a quick car ride to the grocery stores (we rode bikes there as well).
All in all, such a great experience!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
$500 deposit due at time of booking
Balance payable 42 days ( 6 weeks) prior to arrival
$300 security/damage deposit required with final payment.
Cancellation policy - fully refundable if house is rented for the same time period minus a $100. admin. fee
$2150 per week based on up to 4 persons. Maximum of 6 persons please. Extra person charge is $140 per week. or $25.00 nightly.
We are located directly on one of the prettiest beaches of Cat Island. Private ( one of only 3 houses on the bay) yet close enough to the other attractions of the island.