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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Exuma House Rental Photos and Description

Voted # 1 every year since 2009 and the most affordable accommodation on Exuma

With B&B room prices of only $115 per night or less, which include breakfast and FREE, unlimited Wifi, Coral Gardens offers the most affordable lodgings in Exuma.

Our Bed and Breakfast Guest House has been voted No1 since 2009 by the worlds largest travellers website and over 200 Reviews from guests, reflect the enjoyable visits by singles, couples, families and groups of friends from all over the world. Only 10 minutes from the international airport (GGT) and 6 minutes from Georgetown and only a short distance from what is regarded as the BEST BEACH on the island at Hoopers Bay.

Our home, where we have lived since 1999 when we moved from England, is conveniently and quietly located, along a private road on a hillside with far reaching views of the island and sea with wonderful breezes. The beautiful Hoopers Bay beach with 1/2 mile (1 km) of safe and calm water is a few minutes walk and is regarded as one of the best on Exuma to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, turtle watching or simply relaxing !!

We have 3 B&B rooms with king or queen or twin beds each sleeping 2 people, all with private bath or shower rooms The B&B rooms have a/c and ceiling fan besides the cooling tropical breezes that are a benefit from our hillside location and large screened windows .These are located on the first floor. with both garden & sea views.

All areas have free & unlimited Wifi.

Coral Gardens is surrounded by its own gardens of 2 acres (1 hectare) with a wide variety of tropical plants and trees to give a peaceful and relaxed environment. At night, the star gazing can be impressive with very little light pollution.

For guests who want to stay directly on the beach, we also offer a choice of self-catering apartments, sleeping 2 to 8 people, starting at very affordable prices. Please see our other HomeAway listings for these on the best beach to stay on in Exuma or on the links from our own website.

Getting to Exuma is straightforward with DIRECT flights to GGT on AA from Miami and Fort Lauderdale on United each day whilst both Delta flies DIRECT from Atlanta and Air Canada flies DIRECT from Toronto several times a week. Also several times a day DIRECT from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas.

Please ask us for further flight details-TIP, it is best to buy a 'Through fare' from your home airport to GGT instead of 2 separate tickets

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Betty & Peter Oxley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016

About Betty & Peter Oxley

We 'discovered' the island of Exuma in 1997 and moved here in 1999. Betty previously owned and operated a successful Guest House in England for 15 years. We started looking for a beautiful and peaceful location in the world to move to when Peter retired from his own job in London.

After several years searching in different parts of the world we perrmanently in 1999. We were struck by the amazing unspoilt beauty of the beaches and waters of the Bahamas and the Exumas in particular but an important extra was the natural friendliness and honesty of the people of the island. This has become our permanent home with only short visits to the UK to remind us of why we left !!!

We very much enjoy helping our guests also 'discover' the most beautiful parts of the island and some of the special activities to make the most of a visit. With a combined 30 years experience of helping our guests we are able to suggest the best that the island has to offer.

Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this house in 1997

Why Betty & Peter Oxley chose Bahamas

We chose Coral Gardens simply for its quiet hillside location with fine views as well as being very convenient for beach, shops, airport and Georgetown.After 15 years enjoying living here and many visitors from all over the world we know we made the right decision where to live !!

What makes this house unique

Guests love the far reaching views of the island and the peaceful location with no noise from traffic or bars.With little light pollution the star gazing can be wonderful !! The breeze & airy conditions are very pleasant too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello! We are Alessandro and Riccardo. We stayed at the Coral Garden from August 10 to August 16: Exuma was our last stop on our trip nozze. In one word: fantastic. Peter and Betty are two very special people! They are always available to give you tips on how to organize your day, where to eat, how to move, you can even tweak their car hire directly.

They can handle all tourists: their house can accommodate up to 4 families and he was able to make time for each of us, in the early morning or evening. It helps you plan your excursions, asks how it went in the evening ... you feel like home! Betty prepares delicious breakfasts! Every morning changes the fruit and juice! I still remember the embrace of Peter the last day I was moved! We will always carry in our hearts his sentence: Love each GO BACK HERE AND MAYBE IN THE FUTURE, REMEMBER TO HAVE BEEN HERE IN YOUR TRIP NOZZE.Come do you forget a paradisiso similar? Thanks again!
Aug 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews

Quiet, Cozy Place, unmatched Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Bahamas and before leaving, we were already talking with Peter about our return stay with him! We were supposed to only be there for 5 nights, but due to unexpected flight cancellations, we ended up staying two extra nights and, thanks to Peter and his wife, accommodating us, we did not have to stay in the same hotel as 100 other disgruntled passengers. Peter's willingness to put us up for a few extra nights is the main reason we were able to enjoy the two extra days of inconvenient travel cancellations.

During our stay, he spoke to us each morning about what we wanted to do for the day and he is so knowledgeable about the island, things to do, and beach/restaurant locations, he was able to map out our plans with us for each day.

Coral Gardens is in a great location if you want to be away from the high traffic tourist areas, but close enough to get to everything so you are not completely isolated. You definitely want to rent a car during your stay as few things are within walking distance.

While we visited many of the beautiful beaches on Exuma, the beach across the street from Coral Gardens (Hooper's Bay) was by far one of our favorites and it was a great spot to come back to each day after touring the island.

This is absolutely, 100% a very safe island to visit! We were two women traveling and we never felt our safety was an issue. The locals are so friendly and welcoming and we look forward to our next visit!

Thank you, Peter and Betty for an amazing first visit to Exuma!!

Nicole and Melanie

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure welcoming you both to stay at Coral Gardens for the special birthday celebration . You were lovely guests who embraced getting to see & enjoying so much of Exuma. Thank you for the excellent Review which will help other potential visitors to the island & hope we can welcome you again sometime in the future. Best wishes from the sunshine. Betty & Peter
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Wonderful Hospitality

  • 4 of 5

Coral Gardens is a lovely spot house as a base while exploring Exuma. The hosts go above and beyond to make sure your visit goes well and your stay is comfortable. Accommodations are modest but very comfortable and well priced. Peter rents cars, arranges airport pickup, provides island insights and really is a very gracious, entertaining and knowledgeable host.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfetta sistemazione in un posto stupendo.

  • 5 of 5

5 giorni perfetti. Peter è stato preciso, puntuale, cordiale. Ottima sistemazione, pulita, silenziosa, confortevole. Sita nella parte centrale dell'isola, comoda sia per visitare la parte nord che la parte sud, great e little exuma. Ristoranti a 5 minuti di macchina e centro città a non più di 10 minuti. Buona la colazione con possibilità di effettuarla dalle 7 alle 9 a seconda delle esigenze.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Exuma is just paradise on earth, secluded beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, good food (both simple and sophisticated), extremely welcoming locals. If you add to this that Coral Gardens is centrally located, so it's easy to explore both the North part of Great Exuma and little Exuma as well, not to mention the easy access to ferries to Stocking Island, it provides pretty and clean rooms, Peter and Betty, the owners, are a mine of information and extremely kind people, ensuring you will enjoy all the privacy your looking for, I would definitely recommend Coral Gardens both for couples or small groups of friends. I'll be back for sure!! Now I just have to recover from the post-paradise hangover here in the real world. Smile-travel-love! See ya'round

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alessandro, It was so good to read your HomeAway Review & we feel very happy that your first visit to Exuma was so enjoyable. You were lovely guests & we hope that we can welcome you again sometime in the future. Best wishes & many thanks, Betty & Peter - owners
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A relaxing and unforgettable holiday

  • 5 of 5

The place is very quiet and relaxing. The owner is nice and and ready to give any information you may need. Rooms are tidy and comfortable. Avery nice stay indeed!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed welcoming you to Coral Gardens for your first visit to Exuma. We are glad that you were able to enjoy & experience so much of this beautiful island & hope we can welcome you again in due course. Best wishes from the sunshine & 30* Exuma. Betty & Peter - owners
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un posto tranquillo in mezzo al verde

  • 4 of 5

B&B semplice ed essenziale che ha comunque tutto quello che serve per dare una buona ospitalità. Perfetti ed impagabili i consigli e le indicazioni di Peter per cogliere il meglio di EXUMA tanto dal punto di vista paesaggistico che culinario.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Sandals Greg Norman Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hoopers Bay
Car: recommended

Besides the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach just a short distance away, we are centrally located on the island and just 10 minutes from the international airport (we arrange the taxi transfer) whilst Georgetown, the island capital, is 6 minutes away.

Exuma offers a wide range of activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, boat rental, fishing and bone-fishing, and boat trips to the Exuma Cays. We can help by giving guests the best information or help with arranging these activities.


Rates & Availability

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
For 2 persons in 1 room
Nov 25 2015 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $59 per night, per additional guest
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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities $80

Bed and Breakfast rooms are suitable only for 2 persons
To reserve any accommodation we will need a Reservation Deposit of $400 for a B&B room. This can be paid by credit card via Paypal for speed/security.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also hand basin, haidryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , + Handbasin and hairdryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private for this bedroom,+ Handbasin and hairdryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite shower room, A/C + ceiling fan, double aspect views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , En-Suite bathroom, A/C + ceiling fan, double aspect views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Twin or King, A/C + ceiling fan, private bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • All bedrooms have alarm clock /radio, hanging space or closet and drawer units, mirror, A/C & ceiling fan and broadband Wifi. For larger groups who want to have self-catering accommodation then see our HomeAway listing for our Apartments-either also at Coral Gardens or DIRECTLY on the BEST BEACH
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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