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Spectacular Panoramic Ocean Views and five minute walk to the beach.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 11 nights


About the property

All within walking distance to Stella Maris Resort and beaches.

The just renovated Sunset Residence is shining. There are sweeping views of both sides of the island.

Whether you are a couple, or a group of seven, this house has an intimate feeling of warmth and comfort. The upstairs living space is just as nice for two as it is for more people.

From the huge deck, one has the views and soothing sounds of the ocean on both sides of our island. It's a special place to star gaze at night.

This unique home has four bedrooms and two baths on the ground floor and a beautiful upstairs with a large 'Sunset Deck', great room with a nice kitchen and a spacious lounging area. The bedrooms are in groups of two, each set with a shared bathroom.

This beautiful home is in within walking distance to the Stella Maris Resort, well known for its rum-punch parties and The Moonshine Bar, to the Stella Maris swimming pools, to the Love Beaches and to snorkeling. It's minutes from the Stella Maris Airport and to some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in the world.

It's also just minutes from the "Main Road", bringing you North or South to all the other wonders of Long Island. To the North are the famous Cape Santa Maria Beach, Columbus Bay and Monument, and the Adderley Plantation Ruins. To the South are the famous Deans Blue Hole, Clarencetown and the Flying Fish Marina, wooden smack sloop building...and more.

Long Island is just remote enough to be away from the "tourist kitsch" but not remote as not to have a great availability of good food, drink, high speed internet, etc. One can mingle with others for a "sundowner" or be the only person on a beach. The weather is wonderful: not too hot, breezy, and generally sunny.

More Details

Susan Koster
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish, ....a smattering of French and Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Susan Koster

We, Rolf and Susan, are a Swiss and American couple who have lived on Long Island for many years. Of all the beautiful places on the planet, we chose to reside here. We travel all over the world and are sensitive to the needs of our guests. We enjoy sharing the magic of our island with our guests.

Why Susan Koster chose Stella Maris

The Sunset Residence, in addition to its location on one of the most narrow parts of Long Island, with views of both coasts, has a warm ambiance all about it.

What makes this house unique

This lovely home was built for family living, entertaining, and beautiful views.

It is newly renovated. It is centrally located in Stella Maris. You can walk to the wonderful poolside 'Moonshine Bar' and your children enjoy the playground, walk to little beaches, or walk to the Stella Maris Inn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Susan and Rolf stayed at our place in summer 2016 and summer 2017. They where great guests, very easy to comunicate with and left our house in a perfect condition.

In Winter 2018 we went to their place and had the holiday of a life time! Since the sunset residence is their second home, Rolf and Susan lived in the same neighbourhood, which was great!

They did everything, to make our stay easy, comfortable and most of all, extremly interesting! They showed or told us about places, we never would have found by ourselves. And they were great company to be with, thank you so much Susan and Rolf!!!

The house is perfect, really big and we loved the living room with the great view, where you can have the windows open and the cooling breeze comes in. The kids could play outside, it is a very safe place. They enjoyed to harvest coconuts in the garden or sorting out all the shells they had collected at one of the hundred beaches you can go to.

The island is very calm and we enjoyed it very much, that we had most beaches to ourselves. One of the best things was, that we could decide every day if we wanted to go to the Atlantic or the Caribbean side, since both are very close. The Atlantic sea is deep blue, sometimes rough with big waves. The Caribbean sea is turquoise, shallow and very calm. But there are great beaches on both sides and we enjoyed every single one.

I could sign anything that Theresa and Jeff from Alaska or the family from Portland has written in this guestbook.

Yes, you definitely need a car. And yes, the sting of the scorpion was less bad than the one from a bee, my husband got stung by one. And yes, you'll love it here, if you like it "off the beaten track". There are not many signs on the island, so you need to find your way. And everything we found something, we got extremly happy!

Thank you again Susan and Rolf for very special two weeks we will never forget!
Feb 2018
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Stella Maris House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated with all new fixtures.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newly renovated with all new fixtures.
  • Both bathrooms have roomy walk-in showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Bedrooms 1&2 are attached
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedrooms 3&4 are attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom set-up with two sets of two attached bedrooms with bathrooms is perfect for two families. The rooms are quite large with lots of storage and relaxing space. Each bedroom opens onto a central hall way that contains the spiral staircase, the main door, and the washer/dryer area. Each bedroom has large, sliding glass doors to let in light, breeze, and those amazing ocean sounds.
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Be sure to check out for lots of Long Island information. Need transportation to Stella Maris? There are several choices. The Stella Maris Inn operates their own planes, 242 338 2050 (email: SouthernAir Flies Daily from Nassau, 242 338 2095 Check out Check out our page on Facebook and 'Like' us (Sunset Residence)


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Spectacular 360 degree Ocean Views for 2 - 7 Persons
average rating of 4.75 based on 7 reviews

beautiful property with a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with plenty of space. It's in a great location and walking distance to the Stella Maris resort if you fancy a drink in the evening.

Susan and Rolf were exceptionally kind and courteous. Myself and my friends were extremely happy about the house and would do it again.

Thank you Susan

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We enjoy sharing our island with nice people. We hope you'll return!
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Spectacular Views

  • 4 of 5

Susan and Rolf were gracious hosts, entertaining my husband and son until I arrived a few days later. My son loved watching the hockey game with Rolf!!!

The magnificent views from the rooftop patio are superb. We spent a great deal of time enjoying the ocean and island views. Great location, minutes by car to the Stella Maris pool/resort. The breeze upstairs through the kitchen and dining area was refreshing throughout the hot days(lots of windows), keeping us cool throughout the hot days. The washer/dryer in the residence was very handy and the bedrooms very roomy. The spiral staircase may be tricky with small children, but our children are older so we were fine. We miss the island already and wish we were at Sunset Residence right now-watching the sunset.......

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you and your wonderful family. We also are pleased the house worked well for you and look forward to your return. The spiral staircase can be a challenge ...we agree. It's a very good thing there is no need to carry suitcases upstairs :)
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Two weeks of reconnecting and disconnecting...

  • 5 of 5

The Sunset Residence gave me a chance to reconnect with my family, and disconnect from the daily stress of every day life with two small children. The home is so tastefully decorated that it was wonderful to watch the children decide which bedroom would be theirs. I worried about my 3 month old baby, and whether or not his "wake up calls" would wake up my sister & her children. However, that was not the case at all. Due to the unique design of the home, the only person he awoke was me. In the evening, my sister and I were able to reconnect upstairs while our children peacefully slept downstairs. Each morning, the views encouraged us to get out & enjoy Long Island; waking up to almost 360 degree views of pristine waters will do that to anyone! Long Island provided us with such an array of activities; even with an infant, we were able to do so much. So sincerely grateful to have had the time to watch cousins play together while I reconnected with my sister in a home as beautiful as The Sunset Residence.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah, dear Bridget......We were thrilled that you enjoyed the house and Long Island.
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Wonderful holiday in a wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in the sunset residence on Long Island. The house is very spacious and offers a terrific view on the sea (view on both sides of the island, i.e. Atlantic and Carribean). We can recommend this house without hesitation.

Long Island is the perfect hideaway from everyday life: beautiful deserted beaches, crystal clear water, nice snorkeling spots, lovely people and, and, and…

We loved it so much that we will try to come back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words ... we loved watching you enjoy Long Island.
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Stella Maris Resort Club
Small, intimate resort with an excellent dining room and beachside, Moonshine Bar.
Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
Actually, I tried to add the Cape Santa Maria Beach, rated one of the ten most beautiful bea...
Dean's Blue Hole
The world's deepest blue hole at 663 feet. Site of World Free Diving Competitions and an am...
Nearest Airport
0.75 Miles
Stella Maris (SML or MYLS)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Moonshine Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Stella Maris Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Stella Maris
Car: recommended

Long Island is filled with natural attractions: Cape Santa Maria Beach is rated one of the ten most beautiful in the world, Adderley's Plantation dates back to American Revolutionary War Days, Dean's Blue Hole is the deepest in the world, Coral Reefs with snorkeling and scuba diving surround the island, the bone fishing is some of the best anywhere. There are many hiking trails, there are frequent fly-ins to our local airport, there are Rake 'n Scrape Bands, and frequent Rum-Punch Parties, and the list goes on and on and on.

With all this beauty, what guests remember the most, are the local people of Long Island. They are hard-working, spiritual, honest, and fun!

More: a good friend just created this wonderfully informative website about Long Island. Enjoy it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Our rates are subject to change until the actual time of booking.
Discounted rates for long-term stays.
The bedrooms are air conditioned. If air conditioning is used, there will be a surcharge for the excess electricity used.
Our water is rain water: We encourage water conservation. If excessive water is used, guests might have to purchase more from the government.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.