|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Sophia’s Rest Description: A beautiful and secluded waterfront setting with stunning views, just 10 minutes from Georgetown. With a custom 2 bedroom, 2 bath island home with a one bedroom detached guest house and a detached garage.
Features include an open floor plan, a wraparound porch, central air, modern appliances and quality finishes. Quiet island living and enjoyment of the area waters is what this property is all about; it is so private that clothing can be considered optional. The property includes a boat ramp, small marina basin, davits, gazebo and dock on the property.
Accommodations: Sophia’s Rest has a master suite with king bed, private bath, office and deck on the top floor and a guest bedroom with queen bed on the main floor with a bath shared by that floor. The kitchen, living & dining rooms are on the main floor with an expansive porch all around. There is also a very private guest cottage with full bath and patio and everything has expansive views of the water.
Amenities: Sophia’s Rest is fully equipped and furnished. The kitchen has all GE appliances with a complete set of cookware and small appliances and the dining room sits six with colorful Fiestaware dishes. There are 10 Adirondack style chairs outside plus patio dining for six. The guest house has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and a small TV for playing DVD’s.What to do: Simply sitting in a beach chair in the sun with a drink soaking in the view and occasionally cooling off with a swim in the boat basin is a very good start to your island stay, and most of the time the boat basin is a large swimming pool, but once you are rested up and want more action, the following is available:
Watersports: Renting a kayak and paddling the shoreline or to nearby islands is one step up from beach sitting; the flats to the west are excellent for bonefishing ( Bonefish Key is one mile away ) and guides with boats can be arranged to pick you up right at the dock. Renting a boat from Minn’s Watersports in Georgetown allows access to all the beaches of Elizabeth Harbor and Stocking Island, whereas simply taking the ferry boat across to Chat-N-Chill allows for a simple but pleasant day trip. SCUBA diving trips can be arranged in town.
Walking: The shoreline is rocky but easily walked with shoes and makes for interesting beachcombing as there are many Haitian boat wrecks along this shore. The neighborhood is very sparsely developed with a maze of old roads to safely explore by foot.
Beaches: There are many stunningly beautiful beaches on both Great and Little Exuma that are accessible by car. At the very north end of Great Exuma is Exuma Point which has expansive sandy flats exposed at low tide right next to the road with numerous nice eateries nearby, and farther south lie Tar Bay and Hoopers Bay beaches. Little Exuma has the crown jewel of Tropic Of Cancer beach with a public access pavilion, but there are two equally nice beaches closer to the Ferry bridge.
Campfires: There is lots of firewood available in the bush or along the side of the roads to make a fire in the firepit with. Cooking over hot coals can’t be beat and sitting around a fire at night under the stars studying the flames tops many people’s list of pleasant experiences.
History of the name: Sophia’s Rest is a famous painting by the renowned Miami artist Eileen Seitz. The owner/builder owned a print of the painting and vowed to bring the painting to life and build as faithful a replication of it as possible. The artist has visited the home and in fact painted the sign marking the entrance on a plank from a wrecked Haitian ship.
We stayed at Sophia's Rest in May 2016. The views were amazing, the water was beautiful and clear. We would sit on the dock every day and relax.
John and Onike were helpful in planning our trip. We wanted to have kayaks and a paddle board so we could explore the area and they gave great recommendations and helped us book it. They also provide a helpful list of restaurants, activities and resources. This helps for planning and getting oriented in Exuma.
The house has everything you need to relax. We grilled and cooked meals at home. We even made a fire a few nights while we were sitting outside. .
We stayed with another couple and the house feels comfortable for a small group. They used the guest house and we stayed in the main house, the living room, patio and dining area felt like plenty of room to relax.
Would highly recommend this house and location. It felt like we were truly away from it all.
A truly amazing place to stay. Secluded, private and off the beaten path. The house was clean and fridge was stocked as asked. Would highly recommend Sophia's Rest.
The property was great, clean and comfy.Thanks to Onike for arranging everything we needed from rental car, boat and stocking the fridge! The weather was beautiful, we enjoyed the tranquility at night and exploring during the day. Went snorkeling for conchs and gathered quite a few. Also caught a bone fish and almost hooked a lemon shark! Very exciting! Can't wait to return next year!
Just returned from 8 great nights at this property! HIGH FIVE to Rondell and Onike, what great people; and a beautiful family too! Made us feel like part of their family and on top of everything that we needed and then some. Enjoyed the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, without having to leave the front of the home. People all over seem friendly. Travelled North and South of the island to see as much of the local attractions as possible. Had a good lunch at Santanas; baked goods at Mom's bakery, excellent; and lunch at Shirley's, at the fish fry, was great.
Wish we could have stayed longer; takes a few days to get comfortable with the area and places that you want to go back to, or did not get a chance to see. Hoping to be able to return and maybe bring more friends and family to visit with us.
Heaven on earth is what this property is! Absolute paradise, without question. The house is very homey, comfortable, and clean. The color of the water is breathtaking and the pictures simply do not do it justice. The ocean breezes, the tranquility, and the serenity are second to none.
I've been here twice and can't wait to get back.The house and guest cottage are very nice and well appointed.The complementary "hooch" by the owner upon arrival was a nice touch.The physical layout of the house,beach,dock and pier etc.are as described and then some.Well above excellent.It has a great fire pit perfect for cooking the days catch of conch at the end of the day. What the ad on homeaway doesn't talk about are the experiences and memories that you take home with you.Here are some of mine. I'm from Texas and we put a commodity on sunshine and vitamin"D" so i exercised my option of the clothing option part by wearing my three piece suit the whole time,accesorisied of course with my Tony Lama boots and Resistol hat.(If you believe that i've got a bridge in New York City you might be interested in). I had coffee on the dock every morning watching great sunrises. I like to take the ferry to Stocking Island to spend the day at "Chat N Chill" holding court with the locals and fellow expatriots. On one occasion i had a jetski. Not only did i enjoy it but i took local Bahamian kids on rides. It made me feel like Donald Trump!!! Another of my favorites is "Peace and Plenty" a nice place to have drinks with people from the world (even fellow Texans). Curt swafford /Terlingua, Texas
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Post Cleaning Fee||$150|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|