Secluded Beautiful Beach Cottage on Hooper's Bay, Exuma. 10 Mins From Airport.
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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
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Right on the water!
We spent a week at Sunset Cottage. The property is rustic and has all the basics you need. But what makes this property is it's location. Hooper's Bay is awesome place with lots of turtles, rays and I even saw a nurse shark one day. The patio is right on the edge of the water and at high tide the water is touching the retaining wall below the patio. So you can just sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy. It's the last house on that side of the bay so you really get very few people down that way (Even more then normal in Exuma.) Peter was not in town but made sure someone looked in on us and made sure we where good (he was easliy reached by phone if needed.)There are kayaks and paddle boards for your use and the bay is pretty protected from the wind (if it is up.) The place is very simple so if your looking to do a lot of cooking probably not the kitchen you want. Don't get me wrong everything is there and works but just basic stuff to cook with. It does have a Weber grill which we used one night for steaks (Prime meats is the place to go, 5 min away and there is also another store close as well.) Wifi worked fine as well as AC and TV. It also has an outside toilet room (for the boys:) Plus washer and dryer which is also great. Make sure to hit Santana;s and Mom's Bakery (Next door to Santana's.) We also hit the St. Francis (Over by Chat & Chill.) for lunch (good harbor view) and you can walk over to the Atlantic side from there if you like. Used Thompsons for car rental and make sure to rent a boat at Minn's for at least a day if not two.
P.S. I think the potholes have gotten better (less of them) since last year, others said the same we spoke to.
Great clean and cool little cottage on Hoopers Bay. Great setting with awesome beach and tranquil/clear water on the Turtle Highway. Cottage was clean, well air conditioned, had all the necessities for a fun vacation. We cooked often with all the great kitchen amenities. Had an ice chest for day trips, also. Place could use a little better sofa or love seat, however, I still give it five stars. Peter is a great owner and host. Location on Exuma was ideal for everything!
A Villa with breathtaking views!
Peter and Rita were fabulous hosts. We rented the beachfront cottage. When we arrived Peter offered the Villa. A beautiful home on top of a hill with fabulous ocean views. The wraparound porch with the breeze made an ideal spot for breakfast outside and drinks in the evening. The Villa is large and well appointed. A short drive puts you on beautiful crystal clear waters. We swam with sea turtles every day. We were also able to stay in the water front cottage also. You are literally sitting right on the waters edge. What a view!! The cottage is perfect for a couple and the Villa is ideal for families.
Thank you also for everything and was a great pleasure to host you a second time and that you were able to enjoy both the villa and sunset cottage.
Thank you for the great review it’s nice of you.
Keep safe until we see each other again.
Great location, terrible house
The owner needs to update the photos from 4 years ago before a hurricane destroyed the retaining wall in front of this property leaving the entire front porch in the water. While we love the sound waves you wake up and fall asleep to the annoying waves crashing against the concrete slab of the PORCH. The beach shown in the photos has been erroded away also. All this tho was the least of our concern. The house condition is miserable. The stove, the burners were disguisting, the rusty knives, the inside bottoms of the pots were so bad that we couldnt cook anything. The bathroom needs updating. The spring matress in the bedroom was soo uncomfortable we would wake up sore and stiff. If you stay here be prepared to play wack a mole with the flies. We could go on and on and we wish there was a way to upload the photos we took. Amazing island amazing beaches but pick a different house.
The Best of Exuma
Recently my wife and I enjoyed 18 wonderful, relaxing days
at Sunset Cottage. Although this was our first year staying
at Sunset Cottage, it was our seventh year vacationing on
Exuma. We are pretty familiar with the island, including
Hooper Bay, but just to visit the beach, not to stay. We have
thoroughly enjoyed each of our previous visits, but our stay at
Sunset Cottage was undoubtedly our best vacation in all the years I
we have been visiting Exuma, and other islands in the Bahamas.
The cottage is very comfortable for two people, is clean, well
equipped, and has the most beautiful location sitting right on the
beach, and at high tide, actually extending into the crystal clear
water. The cottage is secluded from the main road, is located
at the far end of beach, and is very quiet and peaceful, with perhaps
only the occasional person walking the beach even coming near.
Exuma is a beautiful island, with many sights and spectacular beaches to explore. But as we had explored the island many times
before, we were very content to spend most of our time at the cottage, on the beach, or in and on the water. The cottage comes
with kayaks, paddle boards, and dive gear which we used everyday.
We also cannot say enough kind things about our hosts, Peter and
his wife Rita. They made sure we were comfortably settled into the
cottage, occasionally stopped by to see if we needed anything, but
certainly gave us all the privacy we wanted. Plus they are genuinely
very nice people and fun to speak with. We enjoyed our stay at
Sunset Cottage so much, after less than a week, we booked another 18 days at Sunset Cotfage for 2020. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Sunset Cottage and Peter and Rita.
A beautiful piece of heaven that Peter has.
With the property located just steps away from the crystal clear water of the Caribbean and sea turtles coming up to be petted what more could a person ask for. We traveled from one in of Exuma all the way to Little Exuma. Every we stop people were friendly and the food was good. There were a couple of place that were shut-down because in October it is the "off-season" but were opening backup in November. Santana's on Little Exuma had the best BBQ and Grouper also, Mom's Bakery next door specialize in GREAT Rum Cake.. Big D's Conch Shack had outstanding Conch fritters and Conch burgers! Weather was perfect. One needs a car from Thompson's Car Rental at the airport to get around and see all the sites. Thanks Peter!
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!