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The White House Private Oceanfront House at Shannas Bay

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 nights

Description

Cat Island House Rental Photos and Description

Located on one of the most secluded beaches in the north of Cat Island where you can walk for miles on white, pink beaches. Take the path to MAN-O-WAR, the most northern point of Cat Island and explore deserted beaches and beautiful reefs on the atlantic side.

Shannas Bay is great for swimming and snorkeling. We can arrange guided island tours, car rentals, bone fishing in the creeks and deep sea fishing.

There are two restaurants in the bay that are walking distance and a food store 5 minutes by car.

Shannas Cove Resort, restaurant and certified scuba diving center is only 400 yards away.

3 individual buildings offer 2 bedrooms with A/C, fan, king size beds, 2 bathrooms with open air showers, 1 living/kitchen area with TV, DVD player, fan, a fully equipped kitchen and a covered open air dining area on an huge beautiful porch right on the ocean. Kayaks, stand up boards and snorkel gear are available at Shannas Cove Resort.

The best way to come to Cat Island is with Sky Bahamas www.skybahamas.net

The only flight to Cat Island is via Nassau and then Arthurs Town which is a 10 minute drive to the house. They are flying twice a day.

Leaving Nassau to Arthurs Town at 9:00 am and 3:45 pm

Leaving Arthurs Town to Nassau at 9:45 am and 4:30 pm

Make sure you have at least 2 hours connection time in Nassau.

Returning to the US you will pre clear customs in Nassau.

Long term renters welcome, adults only, no pet's, weekly rent only.

If you need more information don't hesitate to contact us.

www.shannascove@gmail.com

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Gabi & Frank Wolff
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

The White House Private Oceanfront House at Shannas Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Missouri
5

Beautiful Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

10 days of beautiful beaches and the most awesome sunsets. The peace and solitude was a welcoming time in our busy schedules. The house was everything and more than we expected from the photos on the internet. Thanks to Frank and Gabi for sharing such a beautiful and quiet place.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A good place to settle in for a while

  • 5 of 5

We spent six weeks at the White House in early 2016, sometimes the two of us, sometimes with our adult children, their families and friends. It worked well for us once we got the hang of how to supply ourselves with groceries – the staples from the Orange Creek store (Margaret’s), some from New Bight (Gilberts and Two Corners), with the harder to get items from Shanna’s Cove (Gabi). We ate well and healthily. The few meals we did have at Shanna’s were delicious. Frank and Gabi were very helpful, as were their staff, particularly Rod. You’ll be off to a great start when Frank and his trusty truck meet your plane at the tiny Arthur’s Town airport – you’ll be immediately into the good cheer and rhythm of Cat Island.

The place is spacious and pretty well equipped: the Wi-Fi and power are 98% reliable, there’s plenty of freezer and fridge capacity, the king beds are comfortable, the beach is sandy and the swimming is easy. You needn’t be concerned about isolation: we saw one or two couples on our daily walks south to Port Royal Point, the bar at Tail Winds is right next door, Shanna’s is an easy ten minute walk on the beach or road, and there are some occasionally-occupied homes in between.

So this is a very good place to settle in, greet the arrival of the 9 AM Sky Bahamas, enjoy the rise and fall of the tides, wave to the Sky Bahamas at 4 PM, open a bottle or two and get the BBQ ready for a leisurely dinner on the covered deck (with a few sand fleas – bring your Off Patio and Deck -- and the fascinating and harmless Black Witch Moths at dusk), then drift off to the sound of the waves outside your front door. We both loved The White House, as did all of our guests.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my wife and two kids (11 and 9). We like to get off the grid and Cat Island is a perfect spot for someone who appreciates natural exquisite beauty in a remote non-touristy setting. The house is perfect size for a family of 4 or two couples and not more than 10 feet from an exquisite brilliant pink sand beach with sparkling breathtaking Saphire water. You will have the beach entirely to yourself, I walked for miles one way in the mornings without seeing another man made structure or person, periodically diving into the ocean with my snorkel to pick up scarlet red starfish, snorkel right off shore on giant alive coral heads teeming with exotic colorful fish, or even once to swim with a 7 foot spotted eagle Ray that swam by. The other direction about a half mile down the beach is the small resort Shanna's cove owned by the owners of this house the delightful couple Frank and Gabby. There they have a full bar to hang at and a restaurant which serves great meals set up on a hill with stunning views of the island and ocean below. From the resort is the jungle hike Man O' War that ends at the northernmost tip of Cat Island on a super remote stunning beach. Nearby to the house are inland flats 2-3 feet deep for perfect bone fishing. My son and I hired a local that knew the tides to take us out for the day, we caught some large bone fish on fly rods using raw conch we took from the flats for bait. One night we had dinner at Da' Smoke Pot (need to plan 24 hrs in advance) and they had an authentic rake and scrape band play for us (this type of music was invented in Cat Island) and my kids sat in and played the saw to smooth Bahamian music. Cat Island is ramshackle, non-touristy, with few but incredibly friendly people. Frank and Gabby are great hosts and their house is perfect and the nearby restaurant at Shannon's Cove is a gem. I almost am hesitant to post this review, but Cat Island isn't changing, this is the Bahamas as if it was 75 years ago. We will be back, I will dive into those perfect azure ocean colors again soon, then sit on that empty beach watching the stunning sunset end another perfect day.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Should be a well-kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

It's not in my best interest to share this absolutely fabulous beach-front piece of fantasy island as it was already a challenge to book for next year! But Frank and Gabi deserve deep appreciation for creating the perfect hideaway for rest & relaxation.

Comfortably decorated, well-appointed, private, and quiet, the White House is the ideal location for getting away from it all. We had everything we needed - especially serenity! I was able to walk the beach for hours without seeing another soul!

Cat Island isn't for everyone - it's remote and the pace is slow: no duty-free shopping, erratic internet & electricity, no swim-up tiki bars, no stop lights, and no crowds. Fine Dining is limited to the restaurant at Shanna's Cove, but it is fantastic, and the staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating.

There's plenty to explore if you're even mildly adventurous. Snorkle, dive, rent a car and explore dirt roads to dozens of pristine beaches. Stand-Up Paddleboard with dolphins and sharks. Catch a sunset at Mt. Alvernia. Hike to Man O'War. Skinny dip on a "private beach." Explore caves and blue holes. Or do nothing but stare at the intoxicating turquoise waters.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous house! Perfect for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the house for 9 nights and couldn't have picked a better spot to wind down and turn off from work for a week! The house was exactly what we wanted and the beach is the nicest beach on the island! The owner was also really great in picking us up at the airport and making sure we had everything we needed! We walked up to the Shanna's Cove resort for dinner a few times and it was absolutely delicious! Both lunch and dinner were amazing! The house itself was great - it was like we were on a private island for 9 days! The owner also arranged for a car for us one day and after the exploring the island a bit we were content to spend the rest of our trip just enjoying the gorgeous house! We highly recommend it to anyone - it's perfect for a couple, a family or two couples. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This Must Be The Place

  • 5 of 5

As described and then some...we thought we'd be doing all of these island excursions, renting a car, etc. and ended up staying at the property for the entire duration of our stay. Bedroom right next to the water with amazing sunsets. We dined out twice at Shanna's Cove down the beach twice, but otherwise had every meal at the house (combination of food we brought and purchased locally when we landed). Frank = the man. He and his wife Gabi have found themselves a little slice of paradise here, and are the most hospitable and kind hosts. They were responsive to every need. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Arthurs Town

The ' White House' at Shannas Bay

Located on one of the most secluded beaches in the north of Cat Island where you can walk for miles on white, pink beaches. Take the path to MAN-O-WAR, the most northern point of Cat Island and explore deserted beaches and beautiful reefs on the atlantic side.

Shannas Bay is great for swimming and snorkeling. We can arrange guided island tours, car rentals, bone fishing in the creeks and deep sea fishing. Kayaks, Stand up boards and snorkel gear available at Shannas Cove Resort

There are two restaurants in the bay that are walking distance and a food store 5 minutes by car.

Shannas Cove Resort, restaurant and certified scuba diving center is only 400 yards away.

3 individual buildings offer 2 bedrooms with A/C, fan and king size beds, 2 bathrooms with open air showers, 1 living/kitchen area with TV, DVD player, fan, a fully equipped kitchen and a covered open air dining area on a huge beautiful porch right on the ocean.

The best way to come to Cat Island is with Sky Bahamas www.skybahamas.net

The only flight to Cat Island is via Nassau and then Arthurs Town which is a 10 minute drive to the house. They are flying twice a day.

Leaving Nassau to Arthurs Town at 9:00 am and 3:45 pm

Leaving Arthurs Town to Nassau at 9:45 am and 4:30 pm

Make sure you have at least 2 hours connection time in Nassau.

Returning to the US you will pre clear customs in Nassau.

Long term renters are welcome, adults only, no pet's, weekly rent only

If you need more information don't hesitate to contact us

www.shannascove@gmail.com

Rates & Availability

Cat Island House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
$295
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Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $60

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Amenities

Cat Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathrooms in separate buildings right behind the bedrooms, open air shower, copper sink and shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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