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Secluded beach house on Hooper's Bay, Great Exuma, The Bahamas

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Secluded Beautiful Beach Cottage on Hooper's Bay, Exuma. 10 Mins From Airport.

Sunset Cottage is a beautiful secluded beach house that is a home away from home. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage sits on a 1/2 mile of sandy beach. Enjoy Exuma's beautiful clear waters during the day and its emaculate sunsets right from the patio. Located on the waters edge on Hoopers Bay.

Long nature walks or view and swim with the green turtles that call the bay it's home.

It's great for couples wanting a romantic setting or quiet time,

Or to just take in the natural beauty of nature that surrounds the cottage.

Ideally located near grocery stores, banks, boat rentals, restaurants and at night time you will find llive entertainment just 15 minutes away.

More Details

Owner
Peter Burrows
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Peter Burrows

Hi the Property is owned by Peter Burrows who built this beach house for his family to enjoy during the hot summer days. The main house is just a half mile away on the same property. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

Peter Burrows purchased this cottage in 1995

Amenities

Exuma Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Secluded beach house on Hooper's Bay, Great Exuma, The Bahamas
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
Frederick, MD
4

Very cute and literally right on Hoopers Bay.

  • 4 of 5

Very cute property. No frills but has what you need to be comfortable incl wifi, cable tv, fridge, cooking supplies, BBQ, etc... Peter is a wonderful host and definitely tries to accommodate.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summerland
5

Perfect weather, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved it here! Perfect little cottage for a couple. It has everything you need to cook your own meals and unpack your suitcases. Peter the owner is helpful and generous (the conch and lobster salads were delightful)! The cottage is conveniently located between the airport and Georgetown. We had a rental car for the 2 weeks we were here and it made everything easier.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shelia, had a lot of fun. Please come again
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5

Hi Peter!!! We did make it home safe!! We miss you and the Bahamas already!!! I will make those rev

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay at Sunset Cottage for one week. We picked this place based on the positive reviews that we read and we are so glad we did. We had the best time ever! The location of the house is great! We loved waking up to the ocean at our feet and hearing the waves at night. There is enough of beach to have a great time. There is a kayak to go out on. Hoopers Bay is gorgeous! The sunsets are fabulous. The water is so clear and there are so many friendly turtles. The house is only a short drive into town (5-10 mins). As amazing as the house and location is, our favorite part of the trip was Peter!!! He helped us get pizza the first night because most places were closed due to the holiday. We booked a tour with him and he took us to all of the best spots! (swimming pigs, dive sites, iguana island, etc.). It was such an amazing tour and great time. We got to hang out with Peter a few times and he told us all about the island. If you visit get to know him because he's a great fun guy!

I have nothing negative to say about sunset cottage. We will definitely be coming back and staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 days at Sunset Cottage. Peter met us at the side of the road as it was dark and we were lost. Also, we were a little tired from flying all day and it was a little strange to be driving on the opposite side of the road. The place was imprecibly clean and stocked with everything we needed. It was perfect for the two of us. The beach is quite literally outside the back door. You can hear the waves at night it was so peaceful.

Peter gives tours so it was very convenient. We snorkelled the Thunderball Grotto, swam with pigs, turtles, stingrays, visitited iguana island and saw many sharks.

Georgetown is only a few minutes by car. There you will find The Straw Market, Shopping, a wonderful cafe that we kept going back to that served really good food and delicious coffee. You will also find other restaurants and things to do.

We went to have dinner at Catch a Fire, which had great food and fantastic atomosphere. It was right on the water and we saw some sharks swimming as we ate.

Peter was there from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Made us feel at home. So much so that we didn't want to leave.

Words cannot express the great vibe and kindness of people on this island. Everyone was friendly and welcoming.

If you are going to visit the island, this is where you want to stay to have the full experience of Exuma. Which truly is Paradise on Earth.

Thanks so much Peter!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunset Cottage

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I t spent 8 days in March on this gorgeous Island for our 31st anniversary. We met Peter at night at a local store on the main road to help us find the cottage. Peter showed us a few things in the cottage and said he would be back in the morning to finish as it was rainy and dark. Well 8 days went by with no sight of him. We did not need him but I guess it was a good thing. The beach was completely ruined due to Hurricane Joaquin no ones fault of course. Huge slabs of cement and limestone everywhere. A large sandbag thing was in the water surrounding the area in front of the cottage doing nothing but making it impossible to enter the water. Hoopers Bay is beautiful so we just walked across the neighbors lawn to get into the water or even walk the beach. The cottage was nice but at high tide the water would slap against the cement wall of the porch and actually shake the cottage. We meet some great younger people from the larger house Peter has up the road that share our beach well what was left of it. They sat with us as the beach area was very small and in 1 area. I have a trip planned this March yes again to Hoopers Bay but in another Villa with a large beach area and where I can enter the water. Peter was not an accommodating host to us(no idea why either?) and in 15 years of renting villas this was our worst experience between the beach and the host.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patty, thanks for your review. Yes the cottage has taken some beaten from the Hurricane but we are doing our best to fix all these issues. Please visit Exuma again, we appreciate your stay.
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Sunset Cottage 1

  • 4 of 5

This is a continuation from the previous review as it was to long for 1.

There was maybe 10 people the entire week that walked by the cottage to see what was past it but being at the end it was quite private and secluded once we rectified the villa issue.

Checkout is 1 pm as per this site, but they are in there just after 11 am and starting to clean things for the next guests so be prepared to have everything packed and out of the way for 11. We weren’t getting picked up until 1 so just started packing around 10 and then had to rush around and pack everything so they could get in. If they need longer to clean the place, then checkout should be earlier.

Pros:

The place was clean when we arrived and everything worked and we had no issues with the cottage.

There is AC in the living room and bedroom and it works very well. The cottage is the perfect size and the addition of the porch on the front is great.

The sunsets were beautiful every night we were there, don’t go to Catch a Fire as you will get the same sunset there so save your money on taxis and food.

Smitty’s is about a 15 min walk or just over a km one way away. We also found Prime Island Meats and Deli which is a bit further but we found the selection and pricing much better than Smitty’s.

Swimming with the turtles 2 min from the cottage was amazing and watching them swim out front while we are relaxing was also amazing.

Georgetown is only 5 km away so a good walk or short bike ride into town.

Definitely visit the Fish Fry as you are heading towards Gerogetown, it’s about 3.5 km away. Lots of different places to try the local cuisine.

More of a note than anything, but the bugs or little sand flies around are awful and will bite your ankles like no tomorrow so make sure you bring bug spray or you will be eaten alive. Not sure if it is like this all year round or just the time we were there (beginning of April) but something to keep in mind.

Overall we had a very relaxing time and enjoyed our stay at the Sunset Cottage and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Bahamas Outdoors Birding & Nature Tours
Dive Exuma
Exuma Market
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Directions to house. Travel south from round about at airport which will be a right turn, you follow road pass a nice strip of beach

With nice homes along the way for about 5 miles or so. You will pass a tennis court on a curve and go up a hill where you see the ocean once on top of the hill about a half mile from this point you will pass The Bank of The Bahamas on your right will be 2 big blue buildings which is a plaza on the right. About a 1/2 mile from here on your right you will see the sign Sunset Cottages take that left and follow the signs. Peter's cell is 357-0390. If you see a Grocery Store, Smitty's that mean you pass the turn and then need to go back a few hundred feet then the turn will be on your right. Hope this is clear!

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Rates & Availability

Exuma Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
$171
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 15.0%

We release the hold following check out once the property manager has determined there No damages or missing items.
Actual rate will depend on the Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advanced with owner. Payment can be maid by credit card, paypal or cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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