|Minimum Stay||4 - 9 nights|
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We are pleased to advise our visitors that following Hurricane Matthew we are "Business As Usual"
Welcome, to the only stand alone single bedroom cottage on the Great Exuma island listed with Home Away and VRBO. It has one Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, sleeps two. All habitable rooms have a view of the sea. The bed configuration is one single Queen size bed.
1 With the fall in international oil prices, there is a chance that competition within air traffic may cause air travel prices to fall. We give you some ideas below for you to check out.
2 ECONOMIC FLIGHTS FROM the UK: Try Virgin Atlantic out of Manchester to Orlando (MCO). Then Bahamas Air to Nassau (NAS) but you have to over night in Nassau. Suggest Orange Hill Hotel. Then Bahamas Air or Sky Bahamas to George Town (GGT) or American Airlines MCO/MIA/GGT. Less than $1000 round trip for travel only.
Another lower price option: Air Canada on Sundays and some times Thursdays, C$231 Toronto Pearson YYZ to George Town GGT direct for round trip. Note, you have to request the Tango fare. LHR/YYZ C$380 round trip with British Airways and Sky Bahamas NAS to GGT $ 185. Prices fluctuate.
From Miami take the AA Eagle to GGT. Norwegian is offering flights London to New York GBP 149 from July 2014. - maybe that is only one way??
3 We have access to a private deserted island with a sand beach, within a cute bay and excellent snorkeling on the South Western end, only a mile from the cottage. Aerial picture included with our photographs. Ask Sharon for details, no landing charges. The only regular inhabitant is the Osprey who have young every year. You can ferry yourself to the island in our 17'0' Boston Whaler, paddle the kayaks across or walk at low tide. A Haitian sail boat was washed up on the northern beach.
4 Holiday Rent Payment on line : Our European guests like to use this method of payment, it is a way to book with a credit card. Click on the 'book it now' button. Don't forget to add 2.4% to your payment to cover Banking Charges.
5 To pay in US$ our Western Hemisphere guests like use the Pay Pal method of payment. When you have made payment, email us to this effect. When we acknowledge we will have adjusted the availability calendar and you are "booked".
6 If you prefer Wired instructions, we can supply them on request but all charges are to be by sender.
OUR DEFAULT RATES ARE IN US$ please be mindful as some times the web site show the rental in GBP.
US$ rates are 120/ night 750/week or 2750/month plus $100 for change over fee and $250 Security and please add 2.4% to cover Bank Charges. There are special rates for Heritage Week Festival, Regatta Week, Christmas and New Year. Please see the Rates page or ask Sharon
There will be no gritty sand in the house as we have a smooth rock bathing area with access ladder and freshwater shower as you exit the sea.
We have two single person old Kayaks that are currently serviceable most of the time but we do our best, a Sunfish sailing dinghy and a Bicycle for your use, all included in the rent. Further there is a newer than previously advertised, 17'0' Boston Whaler and a choice of two cars. All subject to their availability.
Great news: Sharon has purchased some Brand new Liker Kayaks. A sit on fisherman sport kayak and two paddle boards, yes made in China, with all sorts of bells and whistles. They have been obtained with the bone fishermen in mind. These will be complete with trolly to launch and retrieve them each night. A charge is likely to be made for the use of these top of the line machines.
Quiet location away from the noise of Town, airport race tracks and the like.
Telephone and internet: is installed in the Beach House and is operated by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company via the Wymax satellite, this installation was made in 2012. However, it is provided at the behest of the server. We are on an island in the Atlantic Ocean and although we have the facility, paid all the fees etc. sometimes it may be temporarily, beyond our control, inoperative. Under these circumstances we request your cooperation. This service is inclusive with the rental.
Bone fishing: the accommodation is opposite 3 x 8 miles of, the best in the world, Bone-fishing flats...so we are told. It's a Bone-fisherman's delight. All facilities for DIY fishing but bring your own gear. As at October 2015 a fishing license is not needed.
The Beach House: we have separate accommodation for 4 adults, located on the same site. It can also be viewed from homeaway using ID 380206. It may be that this unit, on some peak occasions, has occupants at the same time as your booking at the Boat House. Please ask Sharon before you book for more detail.
Bone Fishermen: DIY Bone-fishing is practiced here, though professional Guides are available, we will be pleased to introduce you to reliable people. Bone-fishing is a sport/pass-time enjoyed right on our doorstep. Fishermen who have stayed with us claim that at our location Bone-fishing here is the best of its kind in the world. They get up early, Kayak out to the shallow banks no more than 50 yards (meters) from our dock. As with most fishermen they put them back into the water after a catch and photograph but it has been known for one or two to be brought home for lunch. Very tasty too I'm told.
He has also been kind enough to recommend our residences to his fishing colleagues.
Sharon's Island: Only a mile away, you can sail, kayak, walk or swim to it. Once there you will be exposed to an uninhabited island save for the Osprey nesting on the south east corner. Next is the sandy cove, a cute little protected bay. Then on the south west side there are colourful fish to be seen while snorkeling, better than "Thunderball Cave" so we are told. The north side is shallow water usually used by the bonefishermen.
Kayaks and Sunfish: We have two single person Kayaks which are ageing a little, a sunfish sailing dinghy and a bicycle that you can borrow, subject to availability. There are others of each nearby that could be made available for your use. They can be used to better explore the water ways and land routes of the island. A scooter can be rented in town. $40/day
Sailing Sunfish: Sailing on the clear blue warm waters of the Bahamas is exhilarating and yet relaxing for those coming from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is good to be competitive with neighbours and their Sunfish. We now have six Sunfish owners on our strip and are in the process of forming a Sailing Club. Watch this space for more detail. We even offer to learners free instruction to sail.
Boston Whaler: Our recent acquisition, a 17'0' Boston Whaler, it is old but has been improved and is for use on the south side of the island by our visitors only. Please ask Sharon on arrival for details. The cost to use is $150/day, minimum 2 consecutive days, deposit $200 for any number of 24 hour days. However we can do a discount for more consecutive days.
Transportation: We have the use of a car, which we loan to our visitors who stay with us, on a "you bend it you mend it" basis. There are two, they are old but with TLC they serve their purpose and the cost to use is $60/day for the Nissan March or $70/day for the Toyota Surf with roof rack and tow bar. In the event you elect to hire a vehicle from the Airport we will arrange to meet you in town on your first day.
Precautions: Visitors must be mindful that anywhere in the tropics there will be nasty insects around. On Exuma the most prolific are the mosquito and the 'no-see-ums'. Both of these can give you, nice fresh meat, a nasty bite, that is all BUT there is no need for this to happen if you take precautions.
First, they usually come out an hour before and after sunrise and sunset. Then, they cannot withstand a strong breeze and all the windows and external doors have fly screens. During the day, especially with children in the family in and out all the time these insects will get inside the house. You will be well advised to have a fly spray available in order to spray the interior of the house before you retire. Not much is needed just a quick squirt in each corner of the room should be sufficient. Let us know if you are inconvenienced more than this.
Finally, when you arrive at the Immigration counter at the airport: Say to the Officer, you are staying with 'Sharon Wright', most of them know me, at 007 Sea Breeze Drive Bahama Sound 11 West, telephone # 336 3006
Another note: After clearing Customs the Taxi Drivers will greet you at the door. Say to them you are staying with Sharon. They will tell you where we are waiting for you.
We are a Bahamian/British management organisation and trade under the heading of The Wright Partnership, the principals originate from, one here in the Bahamas and the other in England. We both live on Gt. Exuma not more than a 1/4 mile from the cottage and either of us are readily available to service you at short notice 24/7.
Sharon Wright purchased this cottage in 2007
The cottage, was built in 2007 on lot # C12007, to a design we evolved where the main theme was to provide sea views from all habitable rooms. It was built to a Budget and the final cost was within a few $ of the Budget figure. It is designed and built to withstand hurricane force winds and has been tested by Hurricanes Irene 2011, Hurricane Isaac 2012, Matthew 2016 and a few Tropical Storms too.
If you like to holiday here regularly, we will be please to design and construct your second home to a budget to suit you and yes look after it for you while you are away. Ask John about this service when you arrive.
Great Exuma is the most naturally protected island in the Bahamas, the waters are the most colourful and ideal for sailing/cruising/fishing/swimming/diving. There is a protective sea wall on the water front and around the landscaped garden.
There are fascinating reasons why this site was selected. The original site was at a very low level and the Spring High Water mark came well up into the site. By trimming the, sea facing rock front, it was possible to create a sheltered swimming area and the spoil was used to fill behind the sea defense wall. It is upon this rock fill, that the landscaping has been established.
Initially a rock garden was formed., Later, between the rocks Sedge grass was planted, stone paths were laid down, Natural beach plants and succulents came along including Mangrove plants.
Now you will find established plants and trees producing fruit and vegetables within 50'0' (15m) of the Ocean. Trees and bushes include: Tamarind, Pomegranate, Sugar Apple, Guava, Paw Paw or Papaya, Coco Nut, both black and white Coco Plumbs, Sea Grapes and Darling Plumbs Grapefruit Tangerine and Limes.
Vegetables and herbs include: Bird peppers, Basil, Mint, Rosemary, Pea Nuts, Asparagus, Grannies Fingers or Okra, Pride of Barbados is a thorny pretty flowering tree yet the seeds are a good substitute for garden peas.
Flowers include: Aloe Vera, Spider Lillies, Day Lillies, Amaryllis Agapanthos, 5 petal Periwinkle, Frangapanni, White and Red Hibiscus, 7 day Apple.
Because of this interesting mix we have flying and crawling visitors: Humming bird visits daily for food (nested in a 7 day apple tree last year), Banana quit (nested on a Guava branch this year), the King Fisher picks up frogs, Osprey will take a fish from the sea whilst in flight, Heron stalk around in the shallows, any amount of fly catchers, yes we have lizards too.
No doubt there is more flora and fauna I have not mentioned.
Above everything else, it is the view in the morning either from the Bedroom or the Kitchen, absolutely majestic!
Our stay at the boat house was brief but very enjoyable. John was very help full and very informative. The car they loaned us was great. We will be visiting again in January.
Special thanks to John for all of his local knowledge.
I'm very sorry to say but this was absolutely the worst experience of our vacationing lives! We have traveled the world for 20 years and have never had such a bad experience. I'll try to keep this short but I'll say I could type for a few hours about how bad this place and the owners are. If you like rat shit in your cupboards then this is the place for you. If you love to be stranded with no food, no cell service and no vehicle then this is the place for you. If you cannot wait to NOT DO your laundry then this is the place for you. If you travel the world looking for the smallest and dirtiest place you can find then this is for you. If you really enjoy getting insulted by the owners when you ask why you haven't received your deposit for over a month....... yep you guessed it, this place is your dream. If you always wanted to go to the Bahamas and go fishing in their Boston whaler and you want to pay in advance for a broken boat that you pay for and then don't get to use and you want to fight the owner through email to get your money back uuuhuuuhh this place is all you. If you were dying to go kayaking in the pristine Caribbean waters and then swim back because all their kayaks have house in them, oh yeah the neighbor pulled us in with a long rope, yes once again this place is for you. If you love writing emails and fighting with a ghost owner who lives in England and doesn't give the slightest care about customer service you will fall madly in love with this gem. Here are a few additional tidbits of info, the bugs are killer, the closet store is a 3 hour walk roundtrip, groceries are literally twice as expensive than in the USA, their rental truck is a ragged out old diesel 4x4 probably and 80s model, no propane in the outside grills, loads of trashy shit in the yard old tires and liquor bottles. If you like to agree on a price and then the owners tell you it will be more then by all means please stay here. Her is a piece of advise DO NOT PAY THESE PEOPLE CASH ON ARRIVAL! You will never see your money again if you run into all the problems we are still having with these people. In short, they do not care about their customers or their services, only collecting and keeping your hard earned vacation money. DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!!!
The boat house was a the best place to have a romantic week of holidays.
Just in the front of water, you woke up admiring the landscape before taking a morning bath in the sea.
We also really enjoyed using the kayaks and the Sharon's island
John and Sharon were very helpful with providing us all needed practical and touristic information before and during our week. John picked us up from the airport and take us for a tour in the main practical points of interest, and then pick us up back to the airport (despite of the very early time of our flight!). John was helpful during our week.
The only inconvenience we experienced were the mosquitoes (and even more the small flying insects which I don't remember the name), despite of the precautions and the boat's fly screens. Perhaps, this was the result of traveling during the rainy season (September)!
By the way, no mosquitoes avoided us having the greatest holidays, and enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the Exumas!
Exuma have dozens of paradisiac beaches accessible to the public. No need to stay at an expensive resort to enjoy the Bahamas. We wanted a cheap stay while being comfortable and private and this is exactly what we found with the boat house. Small but clean, comfortable bed, nice breeze at night.
-John and Sharon
They were very helpful and kind, pickup from airport is quite handy, easy to reach if any problem as they live 5min away from the place, ready to help if you need something
-Cheap car rental Nissan March
Clean, fuel efficient, A/C, easy to drive
This by is a big plus, it saves you a lot of money instead of renting your own on a daily basis, you can discover around, go to Sharon’s island for a private beach on the ocean
It does the job but you might want to bring your own if you are planning to use it a lot
-We couldn’t get WiFi inside the boat house. WiFi is working fine outside though.
-The boat house is pretty close to the beach house. We were lucky that the beach house was not rented at the time but if it was, you would have a bit less privacy.
-The food is good but almost all restaurants serve the same thing. Better eat your vitamins before leaving!
-This is not a 5 star hotel room but for the price, its pretty hard to beat.
We would recommend the following:
-Santanas restaurant + Mom bakery just next to it
-Climb the hill with the sand pillar / Hang out with the goats
-Discover the various beach access, swim/tan/drink
-Fish fry / Karaoke bar
-Driftwood coffee shop in Georgetown,good coffee and food
-Four C’s adventure is a must (Snorkeling in the james bond cave is very impressive + pigs + sharks. Note that you don’t need to drive to Barraterre by yourself, they offer a pick up at George town market)
-Stocking Island (Chat & Chill)
My husband and I were being budget conscious, but had high expectations for privacy, R & R and ease. We loved our 9 days at the boat house and will definitely return. The little cement home (maybe 400 sq. ft) is all you need if simple is OK for you as a couple; bathroom, little kitchen, TV and open windows that bring in the cool ocean breeze. It's clean and private. The house sits adjacent to the bigger and more substantial 2 bedroom rental-but for us, it sat unused, so we had all the privacy we wanted. Fresh Papaya and guava, a little cove with kayaks and a sailboat and a beautiful view of the South Side of the island (the bone fish flats) was ideal for us to spend time daily on the water. The owners, Sharon and John are gracious and authentic islanders who over-delivered on everything for us. We rented their little car for the week (this is a must), used their kayaks, boats and even rented their whaler for a day. John round tripped us from the airport and showed us around so we had a sense of things. The island is simple and felt happy, safe and not too touristy. Don't miss Santana's past the cut and at the end of the island. Fresh lobster, fish and great drinks in a little shack overlooking where Pirates of the Carribean was filmed. Some quirky stuff to know about-like markets close at 6pm and you won't find anything open on Sundays except for the BBQ at Chat n Chill island which is on the North Side and you get there from taxi or boat rental....not to be missed. A few resorts have live music if that's your thing-but still quiet and simple All in all, great snorkeling, easy living and much better than a hotel or noisy condo somewhere in town. Thanks John and Sharon. We had a great time!
Back to Paris, FRANCE. A fantastic find for this house right on the shore. All the confort I needed for my self, being alone in that house to work at night under the stars (I have to stay connected to my work in France, 6 hours ahead) with a nice little breeze (no need for AC). John was a perfect host, got me at the airport and explained everything about the Exumas, toured around right away. I would swim early morning right away from the dock! The service and attention from John was great with him bringing me a delicious papaya and showing me to pick gava fruits right from the tree on the property and basil leaves also (what a strong and delicious scent all over!). I met Sharon on my last day and is looking forward to know more this very nice person.
Very nice flight from Miami and the arrival thanks to the advice of John was amazing overlooking the Exumas.
The weather was perfect. Short trip, no time to visit the private island, too bad.
John shared with me his deep knowledge of the Exumas, going as far as touring with me all over the place because I decided to find a place here, lot or house to spend retirement in a few years! Thanks again to him.
The Waterfront Cottage '007 Beach House', is located at Lot C12007 Sea Breeze Drive, in the Bahama Sound 11 West Subdivision of Great Exuma, in the Bahamas. It is in a quiet location on the southern waterfront.Great. Exuma is the largest island in the 365 chain of islands comprising Exuma.
The Bahamas is in the Atlantic Ocean but borders the North Eastern side of the Caribbean Sea. It has a temperate climate with temperatures between 55F (10C) in the winter and rises to the 90's F (32C) in the summer. Shopping 3 miles. There is at least one of most types of shop in Town.Entertainment is largely creative, make your own by visiting others in the area, go exploring, but there are certain events: Thursdays - BBQ at Peace and Plenty, Fridays - rake and scrape at Eddy Edge water, (a type of music) Sundays - pig roast at Chat & Chill. End of March - Heritage Festival and Cruiser Sail Boat Regatta. Last week in April - National Native Sloop Regatta. This is high season. Ask for rental rates for this period. November - Yuma Arts festival. Christmas and New Year - Junkanoo paradesOther Activities:
Historical buildings and artifacts: Bone fishing flats are located right outside the back door.Tours can be arranged to:
Thunder ball Cave, Swimming Pigs, Sea Aquarium, Swim with the dolphins.Activities available include:Kite Boarding, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Dinghy sailing, Kayaking, Overnight cruise to Deserted Island, Boat hire to explore local islands.Rent a car: We are not in the rent a car business but we do help out people who stay with us by meeting them and taking them back to the airport free of charge if they use one of our cars. Golf: A Greg Norman designed 18 hole golf course is 20 miles west of our cottage.Water ski , right outside the front door.Concierge: Once you are checked in you can call us any time for advice or assistance.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Christmas to New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 1 2017
9 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$183|
|Change over fee||$183|
Please do NOT attempt to make a first or any payment by pressing the green button for requests for accommodation less than ( 15 ) Fifteen Days prior to intended arrival. Booking during this period can only be made by special arrangement with the Owner's Manager.
Upon your arrival and in the event that any damage or deficiency is found at the house it must be reported to Sharon within 24 hours after checking in.
We have recently drafted a Rental Agreement. This is available upon request.
There is an additional charge for the number of persons wishing to stay above the advertised guest allowance.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.