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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Minimum Stay
6 nights


Exuma Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

For those special people who want space and luxury in a beautiful setting, this1900 apartment for 2 people provides an enormous bedroom suite with king sized bed, sitting area and large sliding glass doors leading to the sea-facing covered veranda with tables, chairs & loungers, then

The very large bathroom with 25 surround shower, a couples soaking tub, Hers & His basins, bidet and toilet, and finally, a large walk-in closet for all the clothes you could possibly bring on holiday

The bedroom, bathroom and closet are all air-conditioned with separate temperature controls whilst ceiling fans add further comfort including those on the verandas

The Great Room from where you enter the property is 1200+ and comprises the full kitchen with island, dining area for up to 10 in comfort, and lounge/sitting area. High & wide sliding glass doors face the garden and beach and lead onto the the covered veranda with a second dining table and chairs. Outdoor fans with lights make this an idea spot for al-fresco dining.

Descend the steps to the decks with loungers and outdoor shower and then through the tropical flowered garden to the calm, protected beach which is regarded as the best to stay on in Exuma. We have a double and single kayak to explore the bay whilst our coconut trees on the beach provide shade if the sun gets too hot ! To cool down, we have a fresh water shower as well as loungers and chairs on the beach for those just wanting to relax !!

In the 10 years since we had 'Coral Sands' built we have welcomed many guests wanting to enjoy this special place and to read more about their experiences please read the Reviews from our main Homeaway advertisement

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Betty & Peter Oxley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016

About Betty & Peter Oxley

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 permanently moved in 1999. We were struck by the amazing unspoiled 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 with our combined 30 years experince we can offer the best advice for some of the special activities so to make the most of a visit.

Guests love the far reaching views of the island and the peaceful 'on the beach' location with tranquility all around. With little light pollution, the star gazing can be wonderful !! The breeze & airy conditions are very pleasant too.

Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Betty & Peter Oxley chose Bahamas

After having lived on Exuma for a couple of years we were able to find the ideal location to design and build our dream beach home using a renowned architect to guide our ideas and CORAL SANDS beach villa was finished in 2003.

Our design was to maximise on the wonderful sea and beach views all along the island from many of the rooms and provide guests with a feeling of space and privacy.

Flying to Georgetown, Exuma (code GGT) is straightforward with daily DIRECT flights on American and United and several times a week also DIRECT on Delta and Air Canada.There are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas.

At Georgetown airport, our dedicated taxi driver will greet you and bring you to Coral Sands where we will personally welcome you and show you around. As we live only a short distance away we can always assist with helping with information or arranging activities for our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

From entering the villa , the view is directly though the Great Room and its enormous sliding glass doors to the tropical garden and the beach and sea beyond. This leads to the Master Veranda with dining table and chairs and steps down to the spacious decks

From the Master Bedroom suite more large sliding glass doors give further panoramic views which can be enjoyed from the King sized bed or from another private veranda with tables and chairs.


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(4 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfection !!!

  • 5 of 5

Peter was great start to finish!!

The location was PERFECT!

The place had everything to make a perfect stay..

Can't wait to go back next year!

There's part of me that does not want to review our stay,

I want Hoopers Bay to be our secret ..

It was nice to have a landlord who was on the island it gave us a piece of mind that everything was going to be taken care of.

Did I say how perfect our stay was!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have met you both & so glad that you enjoyed your first stay at Coral Sands. Thank you for the great Review & for leaving everything so neat & tidy. Best wishes to you both & hope to welcome you again next year. Betty & Peter
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Coral Sands offers everything we were looking for - perfect location, beautiful beach, close to shops, fantastic accommodations with a very spacious full kitchen and stunning views of the ocean from both inside and outside from the beautiful decks. The master bath and bedroom are wonderfully oversized and go above and beyond the typical comforts of home. Well maintained and very clean inside and out. Renting a car, boat or taking a tour??? All super easy and convenient. Betty and Peter can help prearrange these things and we had no problem arranging them on the fly - our Hobie cat rental was delivered right to our beach!! The kayaks are a lot of fun and swimming with the resident turtles can't be beat. Big thanks to Betty, Peter and their representative Judy who was always readily available and very helpful with all of our questions. Can't wait to return to Coral Sands!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay on beautiful Hoopers Bay

  • 5 of 5

Coral Sands was better than I had hoped for, the pictures don't quite do it justice. When we got out of the taxi and Peter showed us the back deck we could hardly contain our excitement. The view is fantastic and sipping coffee each morning while looking out at the neon aqua bay framed by palm trees couldn't be beat.

We were in the master suite (a very generous upgrade due to the other apts. being booked up, thank you Betty & Peter!) which was incredibly spacious, open and airy with comfortable couches that were perfect for reading at night. The bedroom was huge with a lounge area as well. The shower was great, three shower heads with good water pressure, such a luxury. We cooked most nights, the kitchen had the basic essentials. The house is well designed (and nicely decorated) with high recessed ceilings, lots of ceiling fans and plenty of light coming in from the sliding glass doors. We never needed to put on the AC.

Peter was so warm and welcoming and very helpful with any questions we had about, directions to beaches, favorite restaurants etc. I am so glad he recommended Santana's, definitely the best meal of our trip. We also rented Peter's car which made things so simple, it was already parked in the driveway, rented it for the days we needed it and explored the island. I loved the ease of it all.

In the evenings we would enjoy a cocktail on the beach with our toes in the water and pretty much have the beach to ourselves. We hung out with the turtles down the beach, so cool. Took the kayak for a spin and waded in the calm clear water.

We didn't want to leave such a nice house in such a perfect location. We will certainly be back, and that's not something I ever say due the long list of places I want to travel to in the world, but this place, Exuma and Coral Sands is definitely worth another visit!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved Coral Sands!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the Bahamas, most of our prior Caribbean vacations have been further south. We were looking for some peace and quiet and a place to unwind, and Coral Sands Villa was perfect. While we had a car rented for the bulk of the stay, we found ourselves spending most of our time on the beach or the deck, swimming, sunning and catching up on some good books. The beach is excellent, largely protected from the prevailing winds providing cool clear water for swimming. The provided kayaks were a nice bonus and allowed for some pleasant exploration of the bay. We saw numerous beaches on the island and Hoopers Bay was one of the better ones. Not very crowded either, just a few folks were on the beach at any given time. I highly recommend taking one of the beach chairs down to the water’s edge, and letting the gentle waves lap over your feet while having an evening cocktail and watching the sun set.

We rented the larger master suite of the villa, a very nice accommodation that was incredibly spacious for a couple. A full kitchen provided all the necessities for cooking, and we actually only ate out a few times. The bed was very comfortable, not too hard or soft. The bath and shower in particular were outstanding. My wife found the multiple shower heads and very strong water pressure one of the highlights of the villa. While there were other folks staying at the apartment and studio portion of the house, our section was very quiet and private.

Peter the owner and caretaker was extremely helpful in highlighting all the various outings and sights and things to do on the island. Smitty’s Grocery and the nearby liquor store were both fairly well stocked and reasonably priced for the Caribbean, although we did bring down some of our own non-perishables. The grocery in nearby Georgetown had a broader assortment for those looking for more specific items. While we had numerous events planned, we ended up heading out only twice. Lunch at Santana’s on Little Exuma is a must, as well as finding the “hard to find” Tropic of Cancer Beach (great directions Peter!) This had to be one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen and enjoyed. We’ll have to go back and check out Stocking Island and Exuma Point, as we just couldn’t bring ourselves to depart our relaxing abode on this particular trip. We would absolutely recommend Coral Sands Villa to anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful space to unwind.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests who really knew how to make the most of a visit to Exuma. We very much appreciate your Review which will also be helpful for other people thinking of coming to the Bahamas. Best wishes from a sunny & 85* Exuma & hope that we can welcome you again in the future. Betty & Peter - owners
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman's Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
Directly on Hoopers Bay Beach
Car: recommended

Rates & Availability

Exuma Apartment Rental Rates

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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Tax Rate 10.0%

SPECIAL OFFER for 2014-- "STAY for 7 nights and PAY for 6 !!!

The Security Deposit is also the Reservation Guarantee deposit.

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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom has couple soaking tub, a 30 sq ft surround shower, hers & his hand basins, + Bidet & Toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom suite with King (6ft) bed, and sitting area plus Master Bathroom & large walk-in closet. We designed the room so that guests can lay in bed & enjoy sea views stretching along the entire island. Large sliding glass doors lead to the spacious private covered veranda with table & chairs & loungers & this has beautiful views of beach & sea. Fully air-conditioned in the bedroom, bathroom & closet + ceiling fans in the bedroom & on the veranda.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • 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
The Hoopers Bay area consists mainly of a few up-scale private homes with the convenience of being only 10 minutes from the airport and 6 minutes from the capital, Georgetown.

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