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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

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

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2017

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

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

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.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Splash + others,some with live music in evenings.
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Georgetown from Nassau + Boat to Stocking Islan
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman's Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Choice of several for all tastes and costs '
Nearest Beach
Directly on Hoopers Bay Beach- the BEST on Exuma !
Car: recommended


Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
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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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Still Dreaming of Exuma

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best vacations ever in Great Exuma...but back to that in a minute. The accomodations: They couldn't be beat! Peter and Betty Oxley are the perfect host and hostess for their ideally located Coral Sands. As the owners, they go out of their way to make sure your stay is perfect. For us, they had a taxi service pick us up at the airport and deliver us to the front door of Coral Sands. Once inside, Peter Oxley was there to greet us and give us an overview of the island. He then took us on a quick jeep tour to point out the local grocer and such. Once back, he took us down to the beach where he showed us the kayaks we could use, the beach chairs/loungers, a beach-side shower, and, pointed us in the direction of where the turtles congregate. Peter then said farewell and left us to a beautiful villa with a spectacular view.

This villa is much larger than pictures portray. The large great room is decorated in British Colonial style -- not surprising since Peter himself is British. From the kitchen, you can see the entire room including the television. It is bright -- open -- and most important -- the entire villa is air conditioned! There is a huge sliding glass door off the kitchen/dining room with a wonderful view of Hooper's Bay. As you enter the front door, this grand room with the beautiful view greets you and beckons you to sit down or go outside to the large balcony area.

The bedroom is also beautifully done and EXTREMELY generous in size -- along with a very large closet. The bathroom has both a separate shower and large soaking tub. Again, it is VERY LARGE.

The kitchen is well appointed and has basically everything you need.

Aside from the villa itself, one of the best things about Coral Sands is its location. It is a short distance from Georgetown and sits directly on Hooper's Bay. Hooper's Bay is noted for it's calm, clear, waters and protected location. It is also noted for a place to watch for sea turtles.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed welcoming you both for the special birthday surprise and pleased that you both had such a wonderful visit. Thank you for the very kind Review which will certainly help future guests. Best wishes from the sunshine & for you next birthday surprise wherever that is in the world! Betty & Peter
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property. Peter looks after every thing and was a pleasure to deal with. The house and property are in pristine condition. This is our first time using VRBO but it will not be our last. We had the best holiday ever. To say the least the beach is super calm and is perfect for children. The sand is so soft at low tide it feels more like cotton than sand. Thanks Peter and Betty for all you did. See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your two week stay at Coral Sands Master section & we were very pleased to meet you both. Thank you for your very kind Review & how much you liked Coral Sands & Hoopers Bay. We certainly look forward to welcoming you both & more members of your family in 2018. Best wishes & thanks, Betty & Peter
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A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Coral Sands and it's truly an amazing spot. The house is very comfortable, clean, and the view is unreal. Sitting right on Hoopers Bay, you'll spend your vacation looking out on the best beach on Exuma. It's perfect for swimming and/or relaxing, but Coral Sands also offers kayaks if you're feeling like doing some exploring.

Betty and Peter were wonderful hosts. They made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. Peter also had great suggestions on places to eat and different locations to visit. On the last day we were there, my girlfriend forgot her phone in the house when we left for the airport. We didn't even notice until we saw Peter rushing after our cab in his car to give it back to her. You can't beat that.

We couldn't recommend Coral Sand any more highly and hope to return there very soon .

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always enjoy welcoming Canadians but you were a special couple who fully enjoyed staying at Coral Sands. We are glad that you were able to experience much of Exuma & hope to welcome you again sometime in the future. Best wishes & many thanks for this very helpful Review. Betty & Peter
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  • 5 of 5

Most relaxing vacation we've ever had, great location, beautiful private beach with awesome views from every room!

Thanks Peter & Betty we look forward to our return trip.

F & R Lisser

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear F&R, We are so glad that you enjoyed staying at Coral Sands doing what you wanted on our beach (as well as some awesome golf at the Greg Norman course). We certainly hope, and look forward to you returning in due course. Best wishes and thanks from the sunshine and warmth of Exuma, Betty& Peter--Owners since 1999
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Great villa and super location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent almost 2 weeks in this villa and we just fell in love with the property, the beach and Exuma in general. I cannot recommend enough Exuma as a place to visit in the Bahamas. The property location is perfect as close to the airport by car (~15min) and near Georgetown as well (~5-10min). There is also a grocery store and a liquor store in walking distance (<10min). The view from the villa onto the beach is simply stunning and the villa is very spacious for 2 people. The property is very well maintained and super clean with a spacious kitchen and we just loved resting on the terrace and walking back and forth to the beach whenever we wanted. There was almost no one on this beach at this time of the year and that was so peaceful. The water is crystal clear and the bay is just below the villa accessible via a lovely sandy walk path (literally 30s walk). This beach is very pretty.

Peter and Betty are lovely and very knowledgeable on things to do and places to eat/drink. I would strongly advise to follow their recommendations. They were extremely helpful one day we had an issue on Stocking Island with the water taxi pick-up location and they solved the problem for us immediately (take with you the mobile number of the water taxi service to Stocking Island when going there). Stocking Island is quite spectacular especially the variety of beaches (quiet sandy beaches, ocean beaches and lagoons). Be aware that you cannot see that much of the Island when going there with the taxi service as you have not that many paths to walk around. Boats can be rented at Georgetown to explore the area (no licence needed). Quite expensive but really worth it.

Definitively our new preferred location for holidays and we are going to book again this place soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you both for your first stay at our Coral Sands Beach Villa & glad to read how much you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your Review which will also be helpful for others who may be thinking of coming to stay at our Beach property & we look forward to welcoming you again on a future occasion. Best wishes from the sunshine & warmth of Exuma. Betty & Peter
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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: July 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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Utilities $260
Refundable damage deposit $800

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

The Security Deposit is also the Reservation Guarantee deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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