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

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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.

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George Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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


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Secluded beach house on Hooper's Bay, Great Exuma, The Bahamas
average rating of 4.714286 based on 28 reviews

Cosy beach house on the bay

  • 4 of 5

Sunset Cottage is a rough and tumble kind of a place, directly placed on Hooper's bay in Great Exuma. Sandals, this is not, but if you are looking for a simple, comfortable and perfectly located little spot to spend your vacation days then you cant go far wrong with this one. Do not come here expecting a glamorous spot to spend your time. Do come here if you want a perfect little porch to sit on, with all the necessary amenities to hand. Do come here if you want a comfy bed, loungers on your own little bit of beach and an "easy" approach to rental owner's involvement. Do not come here if you want to be waited on and/or have the owner available to you 24/7 (we saw Peter 3 times and that was adequate). Do come here if you want to experience the real Exuma.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Peter's little part of paradise. We would probably book again for our next trip and given that we have been to Exuma 5 times now, that says a lot. Book with confidence that the pictures are what you get, albeit a bit rough around the edges. Just go with the flow.....

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to Peter for being such an amazing host. The Sunset Cottage is perfect. It is literally on the water. During high tide the waves will occasionally spray up onto the edge of the balcony, it is a great experience. Peter provides all of the necessary items, bottled water, dish soap, bath and beach towels, fresh bed linens, paper towels. There's even a small igloo cooler to pack picnic lunches for the beach. It is such a luxury to have the washer and dryer on site. Bring tide pods with you to do laundry. Smitty's grocery and liquor store has everything you need and is only 1/2 mile up the driveway. We did rent a car. Highly suggest this as you will want to explore the island. The jeep was a bit pricey ($140/day vs $60 for a small car) but we enjoyed the experience of driving it around the island. Some of the roads and driveways are extremely bumpy.

There are several spots close for good food and entertainment. Splash Bar at the Hideway Resort has good pizza, the Fish Fry is a series of individual operated beach shacks that offer a variety of food from Shirley's table top dining to BBQ on the grill at several spots. All was delicious. Stop by the Caribbean Flavour bar and have a drink with Marcus. Georgetown is a short drive in and has a larger market with a better variety of fresh fruits and veggies. Blu is a nice bar/ restaurant overlooking the marina. And Elvis's taxi leaves from the government dock to Stocking Island and Chat N Chill.

The Sunset Cottage has several sweet dogs that stop by regularly to ask for handouts. It was fun to watch them playing and wrestling with each other on the beach. The big black pup is nicknamed Homeless. He is particularly affectionate and very well trained. He will swim with you in the bay and even ride on the paddle board if you let him. The cottage has two paddle boards, a single kayak and a double kayak. The water in the bay is the most amazing turquoise blue and has sea turtles that will pop their heads up occasionally. Just a short paddle out is a separate private beach that is a slice of paradise and only accessible by the water.

We had such an amazing experience here that we hope to be able to return soon to do it again. When we do, we will happily return to Sunset Cottage to pick up where we left off.

Don't miss the Exuma Cay Adventure tour with Peter!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location was amazing, we enjoyed our own private beach and the water was beautiful! There were paddle boards, kayaks and bikes available for our use. Peter took us on a fantastic island tour of the Exumas, it was the best tour I have ever done! Peter and Rita were great hosts and we would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem! The pictures do not do it justice. It is literally oceanfront! The cottage is quaint and has a subtle charm. We stayed here for our honeymoon and it was our dream vacation. Watching the sunrise every morning was breathtaking and we kayaked every night at sunset. You have pretty much your own private beach. When the tide is low the beach gets a lot bigger. The sand is a powder white and the water is warm and bright blue. We saw turtles every day. There were also beach dogs that would come say hello, they were pretty friendly.

Peter was very nice and very informative. He told us the places to go for fun and good food. He was extremely responsive and helpful. The internet was down because of a storm but he got it fixed rather quickly. He also called and checked on us also which was very hospitable. We cooked breakfast every day and went out for lunch and dinner. We also barbecued and everything we need was already there. It was like a home away from home. There are a lot of fun place to eat nearby. You must go to Shirley’s at the fish fry!

There were only a couple of things we did not like. There are people that may come and try to access the private beach to see the turtles. We didn’t mind that. But we were a little bother by a crew that came to do a swimsuit photoshoot. They were there for quite a while and were getting nude. We just left and by the time we came back they were gone. Also, some of the furniture could be upgraded, particularly the couch. Nevertheless, we had an amazing time!

We will be back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful Vacation!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This one bedroom cottage was a home in paradise! Peter is a wonderful man and made sure my vacation and stay was great. Being able to walk out to the Ocean and see turtles a lot was amazing. The sunsets were breath taking. I definitely will be back to stay at this property and will be telling all my friends and family about it. Thanks again Peter!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Absolutely breathtaking

  • 5 of 5

No matter how good of a review I write it will not give this place justice. As the locals Told us, you are on the best beach on the island, with an amazing view! At high tide the water is crashing into the porch, that is how close you will be to the water. We were provided with paddle boards, snorkeling gear, and a single and double kayak. The best part of this beach was how close the turtles swim up! You will be seeing a lot of turtles in the water during your stay. I think the most important thing to add is this place did not seem unsafe in the least! The owner and his family own all the surrounding property and there are no cars that drive up and down the drive.

The island does not feel "touristy" at all. All the locals were extremely friendly and helpful. It had a very laid back vide.

Now let's talk about the owner of the property! Peter surpassed all expectations. Peter will ensure you have the time of your life on this trip! He took interest in getting to know us, and the things we liked to do so he could recommend things on the island to check out. He pointed us in the direction of many great times! He took us on two tours that were by far the best tours we have been on.

All in all, we travel a lot and this was by far our best/favorite vacation yet! We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peter Burrows
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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


Bahamas Outdoors Birding & Nature Tours
Dive Exuma
Exuma Market
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

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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