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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,020 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Ideal for a family with 2 or 3 children or alternatively 2 couples, this DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH comfortable and modern apartment with its own separate and private entrance from the main ' Coral Sands' villa and which we have also been renting to many very satisfied visitors from HomeAway for many years.To see their reviews please see our separate listing for the whole villa.(237968) The Apartment has a Queen bedroom and a Twin bedroom (with space for a rollaway or alternatively made as a King+ bathroom with tub and shower, toilet and vanitory+full kitchen with stove and oven, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle etc with, a lounge and dining area plus large sliding glass doors leading to the spacious sea facing covered veranda, equipped with tables & chairs for relaxing or enjoying outdoor meals.

Just a few steps through our tropical garden takes you onto the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach - regarded as the best to stay on in Exuma !! The 1/2 mile ( 1 km ) long sandy beach which slopes gently into the safe and calm protected water is ideal for children of all ages. On the beach we have loungers and chairs for our guests, beach shower, kayaks and if the sun gets too hot, then the coconut trees provide ample shade.

Ideally located on the island and only 10 minutes from the airport and 6 minutes from Georgetown plus a number of good shops are within 5 minutes easy walk . A selection of restaurants are also nearby between the apartment and Georgetown.

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

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

We moved from England in 1999 and in 2001 found the ideal, beachfront land on which to build our dream home 'Coral Sands'

Using a renowned architect to turn our ideas into plans, we oversaw the construction during 2002/2003.

We were keen to maximise the very special location of being centrally positioned on what is regarded as the best beach on the island and provide flexible accommodation for groups of 2 and up to 8 guests .We wanted to ensure that everyone has privacy with completely separate entrances in different parts of the building Now with our combined 30 years of welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to help with making the best suggestions to get the most out of a visit to the island

Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 purchased this apartment in 2003

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

Hoopers Bay area is primary residential with just a few upscale home fronting the bay but convenient for local shops, the international airport ( 5 Miles ) and Georgetown ( 3 miles ).So for us, living on the island full time it was an ideal spot as well as for visitors.

What makes this apartment unique

Other visitors comments can best describe the pleasures of staying at this very special property and please read these on our HomeAway main advertisement.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks to Peter and Betty for a fabulous week. They were patient and accommodating with all my emails leading up to our trip and Peters advice was spot on throughout. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment. There is nothing better than your morning cofffee with that view on the beautiful large deck . The outside space is amazing. Beautifully cared for gardens and grounds. House had all the necessities and car rental worked great as did the wifi as we needed to stay in touch. Centrally located and your own private paradise. We visited most every beach on the island but were always excited to return to ours and visit with the turtles and enjoy the view and the serentity. Kayaks were handy to explore a bit further. Cannot wait to return
Apr 2018
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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1020 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also handbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is space for a crib or childs bed which we can provide
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This can be made into a King if prefered.Also room for crib
  • Both bedrooms have central a/c which are individually temperature controlled as well as ceiling fan. Bedside tables with clock radio,,drawer unit and large hanging closet.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews
Brossard, QC

Truly a AMAZING experience!

  • 5 of 5

Just came back from a 11 days stay at the Coral Sands... Wow a amazing experience . Starting by a arrange taxi pick up at the airport and and warm welcome by Peter the owner at the house upon arrival and departure . He was simply special... helping us with the highlight of the island and the car we rented from him ( perfect and clean). He was their all thru the stay to help us with tours boat and great suggestions. Hooper's Bay is the place to stay very well situated in the island and close from George town (5 min) . The house was simply gorgeous and very comfortable. Super clean and very well equipped.The terrace and the view is simply stunning! The beach is amazing! Don't search anymore it's the place to stay in Exuma! This is a GEM!!! Thank you so much you help us create unforgettable memories! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were so kind to write about your stay - you are a lovely family who enjoyed your stay & the activities you experienced. Hope that Montreal does not feel too cold in comparison & we send our warm thanks from the sunshine & 29* of Exuma. Betty & Peter - owners
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Great view but some glitches...

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our recent stay at Coral Sands but it was not without some issues. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a realtor as the owners were off-island.

We thought we had booked the main portion of the house but were told we had booked the west wing. I believe that could have been explained to us better as my husband went by the photographs on VRBO. Luckily, there had been a plumbing issue in the unit so we were moved over to the main portion, anyway. We had to wait for the housekeeper to come and change the linens and towels as someone had checked out earlier.

The house was as pictured. Apparently, there was supposed to be information for us regarding the house but we didn't get it. For the first three days we had no hot water because it hadn't been turned on. We just assumed we'd have cold showers for the week. When Peter returned to island and stopped by to see how we were we mentioned it. The realtor was supposed to turn it on and didn't. The television remote did not work well and there was no DVD player (as mentioned in amenities). There is a safe but no key. If you're travelling with a lot of cash (we were told small restaurants don't take credit cards so we had a great deal), this is an issue. I carried it with me the entire week and was uncomfortable. Without instruction we struggled with the AC in the bedroom and bathroom.

We had no telephone or WiFi for much of the trip. We did not have international calling on our phones and had to call back to the US to check on an aging parent which we would have done through texts. It ended up costing us an extra $100 on our cell phone bill which I was not expecting. I advise travelers to opt for international calling before going to Exuma.

We dined out each night and our anniversary meal was at the Rusty Anchor and we had top notch food and service. Best meal of the trip! There is a small grocery store up the road for essentials and driving the island is easy. Be advised our rental car had the steering wheel on the right and driving is on the left (as it is in Europe). There's a bit of a learning curve. We also went bonefishing one morning with Bonefish Stevie and had a great time!

Most of our issues were minor but this was our 37th wedding anniversary and my 60th birthday trip and it was not as blissful as we had hoped.

The beach was lovely (probably one of the prettiest we've ever seen). We literally had it all to ourselves most of the stay. We hope to return to Exuma in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your Review & we are glad that you enjoyed your special stay with the complimentary upgrade upgrade ro the large Master Suite. We notified you in advance that our realtor representative would be welcoming you on your arrival & when we returned the the next day, we were pleased to visit you & explain more about the villa including how to use the A/C remote & put on the hot water. We were also very pleased that our representative had already given you the video player & remote on your first afternoon! Our only regret is that we could not cure the island-wide internet problem which everyone suffered for a few days after a central upgrade in Nassau failed - now fortunately this is rectified & everyone is very happy! Best wishes, Betty & Peter
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Best Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at Coral Sands for the second summer and once again had a spectacular vacation. Hoopers Bay's is one of the best beaches on the island and we typically had the whole beach to ourselves. Great swimming beach for kids as no matter the wind conditions always calm in this bay. We rented the cozy two bedroom apartment which is perfect for out family (two girls, 9 and 11). Great second floor covered deck porch overlooks the bay with a beautiful view and two big tables for outside meals. Peter and Betty, the owners, live close by and are accessible if needed and a great source of local knowledge which they are eager to share. We rented a car from Peter which is advisable for exploring the island. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Stewart & family, Glad that HomeAway was easier to send a Review about your 2nd visit to Coral Sands Beach Villa. Many thanks for the great comments & these will certainly help others to appreciate more about Exuma. Best wishes to you all & hope to see you again in the future - either to Exuma or our Long Island Beach House. Betty & Peter - Owners
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Enjoy exuma and long island

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati nelle due ville di Peter e Betty per ben tre volte

La cordialità , l'accoglienza e l'organizzazione dei proprietari è perfetta cosi come le ville ben tenute e fornite poste in luoghi paradisiaci .Peter e Betty vi guideranno con ottimi consigli alla scoperta delle isole vi organizzeranno i trasferimenti da e per l'aereoporto. Ci hanno anche assistito nel trasferimento da exuma a long island con un ottimo volo privato che in solo 20 minuti e allo stesso prezzo del volo di linea ci ha portati a long island e ritorno (con il volo di linea si perde tutta la giornata perche si deve passare da nassau)

Se volete visitare queste due splendide isole andate da Peter e Betty non rimarrete delusi

Grazie Peter and Betty per il sogno che ci avete regalato

We stayed in two villas Peter and Betty three times

The friendliness, hospitality and organization of the owners of the villas is perfect as well as well-maintained and equipped placed in the heavenly places. Peter and Betty will guide you with great tips to discover the islands will arrange transfers to and from the airport. They also assisted in the transfer to exuma in long island with a great private flight in only 20 minutes and at the same price of the scheduled flight took us to Long Island and back (with the line of flight is lost throughout the day because you must move from nassau)

If you visit these beautiful islands go by Peter and Betty will not be disappointed

Thank you Peter and Betty for the dream that you have given us

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Franco & Silvana, You are the Bahamian experts as you have now stayed in both Exuma & Long Island mores times than any of our guests!! We very much enjoyed welcoming you again & glad that you had such a good time in both islands. Thank you for this excellent Review which will certainly be helpful for other people who may be thinking of a visit to the Bahamas. Best wishes form a sunny & 30* Exuma Betty & Peter - owners
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Amazing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a ten day vacation at Coral Sands and I can't say enough great things about it. I first want mention how helpful Peter is and how grateful we were to have such a nice host. He picked up some basic groceries for us since we arrived on a Sunday and showed us around both the property and showed my husband around Georgetown. He was always available quickly if we needed him and he stopped by a few times, as we requested. He helped us plan our trips to the north and south ends of the island giving us tips on what beaches to go to and where to eat. He really helped make the vacation a great one!

The apartment was clean and stocked with the cooking basics. The deck had an amazing view of the beach and has patio furniture, perfect for the morning coffee or our card playing at night. The beach is secluded, seeing only a few people and has chairs and shade! Beautiful colours and soft sand (sandy bottom in the water too). Don't forget to walk down to the docks to see the turtles. Ask Peter about feeding them. We did and it was so much fun! I believe this is the perfect location for a vacation on the island. It's very close to town with the deli and grocery store just down the road. Georgetown is only 5-10 minutes away. It's also in the center of the island, perfect for our traveling days north and south. And a rental car is a must!

These are some of the highlights of our trip. We did the full day tour with Coastline excursions that included boating through the cays, thunder ball grotto snorkeling, swimming with sharks, feeding iguanas and swimming with pigs (and more!). We also rented a boat with Minns and had a great day exploring on our own. We found some great secluded beaches, a sand bar and an abandoned ship to snorkel. The Tropic of Cancer beach is by far the most beautiful beach on the island. Make sure you stop at Santana's for their lobster, amazing food and good prices. Coco plum beach was fun for finding sand dollars. The Peace and Plenty hotel has a great BBQ and Catch a Fire is the place to be at sunset. Some restaurants in town have rake bands certain nights too. Also, you must go to Chat and Chill on Stocking Island and plan to spend the day there. Beautiful beach, great drinks/food and overall atmosphere. And they have tame stingrays that will eat right out of your hand!

We had an amazing vacation and would recommend it to anyone. Thank you so much Peter and we hope to see you again soon!

Sarah, Matt, Natasha and Rob

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful Review - much appreciated by us & also extremely helpful with ideas & suggestions for other people who may be thinking of a visit to Exuma or the Bahamas. You were lovely guests & we are glad that you were able to fully explore & experience this beautiful island as well as the various activities & trips. Best wishes & we hope to be able to welcome you all again sometime in the future. Betty & Peter - owners.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman's Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.12 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
On the BEST Beach
Car: recommended

Hoopers Bay area is the most convenient on the island with only a 10 minute journey from the international airport, and then 6 minutes to the capital-Georgetown.

Local well stocked shops are within a 5 minute easy walk.

Besides the beautiful beach at Hoopers Bay, there are other beaches within a short distance, whilst from Georgetown, the daily water taxi to Stocking Island ( which takes less then 15 minutes and costs $12 round trip ) with its miles of calm shallow water is not to be missed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning/Preparation $200
Utilities $300

Security Deposit also is the Reservation Guarantee Deposit to confirm the booking.

We will be pleased to arrange additional services such as Massage, Boat trips, Car usage, Private catering etc Please ask us for details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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