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Well equipped and spacious STUDIO/ EFFICIENCY for 2+ on a BUDGET near to beach.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2+

We have owned and personally operated our Coral Gardens Apartments since 1999 and with more than 300 best rated reviews from guests from all over the world we are rated #1 in Exuma reflecting enjoyable visits by singles, couples, families & groups of friends.This self catering Studio offers space, comfort and convenience as it has a full kitchen and is equipped with flat screen TV, radio/CD player and broadband wireless internet as well as its own private entrance & sundeck.

A short walk leads to the BEST beach on Exuma at Hoopers Bay-a 1KM (1/2 mile ) soft sandy beach with calm blue waters and even Green Turtles to see!! An ideal beach for all ages as it is protected from the prevailing winds which can make other beaches uncomfortable or dangerous at times.

We are ideally located only 10 minutes from the international airport and 6 minutes from Georgetown, the capital with it's choice or boat rental, dive shop, water taxi to Stocking Island and more.

Flying to Exuma is straightforward with daily DIRECT flights on American and United together with regular DIRECT flights on Delta and Air Canada.Additionally there are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair and Sky Bahamas

The well equipped and comfortable Studio can sleep 3 adults in a combination of a King bed + single bed or 3 single beds.There is also room for a 4th (rollaway) bed for a small child up to 7 years old.

The Studio has its own separate and private entrance and private sundeck, full kitchen including stove with oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, ensuite shower room with WC, washbasin & shower. The Studio is equipped with A/C and ceiling fans, cable TV and radio/CD player and FREE, unlimited WiFi

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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

Betty and Peter moved permanently to Exuma in 1999 after retiring from their jobs in England. Betty had owned and run a successful B & B in England for 15 years so the objective was to find a suitable property where we could both live and operate with a self-catering Studio.

'Coral Gardens' was found and suited our requirements for its size and location Now with our combined 30 years experience of helping our guests we are able to make the best suggestions to get the most out of a visit to Exuma.

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

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

'Coral Gardens' is situated along a small quiet private road and on the side of a small west facing hill which allows for maximum sunshine all the day and beautiful sunsets.The Exuma breezes also provide for more comfort than many other locations especially in the hot summer months.

The Hoopers Bay area is primarily residential but a good range of local shops for groceries, butchers, deli, pharmacy and liquor are within walking distance--providing further savings than other locations which need a taxi or a rental car for shopping !!

What makes this studio unique

Uniquely advantaged with proximity to the airport, Georgetown the capital, local shops and the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach which is regarded as the BEST on the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We want to thank you for your kindness, we had a wonderful stay at Coral Garden in the beautiful Exuma (unforgettable) and we dream to come again as soon as possible.

If you will plan a travel to Rome let us know, it will be a pleasure to see you again.


Marco, Tiziana e Flavia
May 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown Exuma ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Splash+ others,some with live music in evenings
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Georgetown from Nassau + Boat to Stocking Island
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman's Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Choice of several for local & international food '
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beautiful Hoopers Bay- the BEST on Exuma !!
Car: recommended

The Hoopers Bay area is the most convenient to stay on the island located only 12 minutes from the international airport and 6 minutes from Georgetown, the capital with it's range of shops and activities.


Exuma Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 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:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Also Handbasin
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Studio, Shower room,full kitchen, lounge/dining,
  • The Studio has its own private entrance and private sundeck with outdoor chairs and sea views Equipped with a/c and ceiling fans, full kitchen with washing machine, cable TV, radio c/d player, and free unlimited WiFi. There is also an outdoor shower on the sundeck.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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


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Well equipped and spacious STUDIO/ EFFICIENCY for 2+ on a BUDGET near to beach.
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Ottima soluzione e rapporto qualità/prezzo

  • 4 of 5

Il Coral Gardens è una bella residenza composta da un corpo centrale (dove vivono i proprietari e dove si può soggiornare in bed & breakfast) e due appartamenti ai suoi lati, circondata da un giardino gradevole. Noi siamo stati nell'appartamento più grande, composto da una camera da letto (1 singolo + 1 matrimoniale enorme), un salotto (con divano letto) con angolo cottura e un bagno (decisamente grande); ci sono anche un piccolo corridoio con armadio a muro e patio privato (dove potrete bere un aperitivo, guardando il tramonto).

L'appartamento è dotato di tutto il necessario per soggiornare comodamente (TV grande, radio CD, Wi-Fi gratuito di buona velocità, ventilatori a soffitto e aria condizionata), cucinare adeguatamente e lavare qualche indumento, visto che c'è anche una lavatrice. Acqua in abbondanza (anche quella calda).

Peter & Betty (i proprietari) sono due inglesi che da 15 anni vivono a Exuma. Sono stati molto ospitali, gentili e cordiali. Parlano un inglese molto chiaro e a una velocità adeguata affinché l'interlocutore (evidentemente non madrelingua anglosassone) possa tranquillamente capire e interagire.

Peter è un conoscitore dell'isola e quindi potrà dare qualsiasi consiglio su spiagge, negozi, banche, ristoranti, taxi, escursioni, etc. quando ne farete richiesta (soprattutto i primi giorni).

Visti i prezzi degli affitti per un soggiorno di breve periodo, la tariffa del CG è decisamente molto competitiva. Questo è dovuto anche al fatto che la struttura non si trova sul mare, ma a circa 800 metri dalla stupenda baia di Hoopers. Preso comunque atto che a Exuma l'automobile è necessaria perchè ci sono veramente molte spiagge da vedere, tanto vale spendere meno per l'appartamento e noleggiare una macchina. E' chiaro che chi ha un budget più alto a disposizione potrà chiedere a Peter infos sulle altre due sistemazioni che affitta sulla spiaggia. A proposito, Peter noleggia anche le automobili; ne ha 4 (tra cui 2 mini Jeep, 1 van 7 posti e una mini-monovolume) e potrete quindi rivolgervi a lui (tra l'altro a prezzi buoni rispetto ai rent-a-car del luogo).

Insomma, il CG è decisamente un bel posto. Siamo molto soddisfatti della scelta fatta. Noi siamo una famiglia composta da due adulti e una bambina di 9 anni.

Il giudizio di 4 stelle è condizionato dal fatto che la casa è distante dal mare. Ma per il resto è tutto molto ben organizzato da Peter. La pulizia iniziale era di buona fattura. Cambiamo asciugamani ogni 2 giorni e lenzuola ogni 3.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi GiSiGi, We so much enjoyed reading your Review & are delighted that you had such a lovely holiday in Exuma. We hope this will not be your only visit to the Bahamas & as you are experienced scuba divers, you would also enjoy staying at our beachfront villa "Casa Tramonto Stupendo" in nearby Long Island where there are some excellent dive sites. Best wishes & thanks to you all. Betty & Peter - Owners Ciao GiSiGi, Abbiamo molto apprezzato leggendo la tua recensione e siamo lieti che hai avuto una bella vacanza come in Exuma. Speriamo che questo non sarà la vostra unica visita alle Bahamas e come siete esperti subacquei, si dovrebbe anche godere presso la nostra villa sulla spiaggia "Casa Tramonto Stupendo" nella vicina Long Island, dove ci sono alcuni siti di immersione eccellenti. Auguri e grazie a tutti voi. Betty & Peter - i proprietari
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Utilities/cleaning $100

!0% Guests Tax and payment for any car usage will be due on arrival in US $ cash

Children under 3 years old are FREE

We can supply a crib or small bed for babies or young children and a high chair.

Prices shown are for double occupancy-- extra adult is $20pppn and children under 12 are $15 pppn.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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