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Superior & Spacious BEACHFRONT Apartment For 4 People

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,830 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Commanding the best position, and DIRECTLY on the best beach to stay in Exuma and the ONLY BEACH with resident GREEN TURTLES to watch or even swim with is our modern,airy and spacious apartment .This has a sea facing King bedroom with sliding glass doors leading to the sun deck and the other bedroom has Twins or a King bed and is garden facing. Both have their own bath/shower room .

The Great Room , with lounge ,dining and kitchen areas is also sea facing with large, sliding glass doors leading to the sundeck which is equipped with tables and chairs to enjoy relaxing or dining .

Quietly located and surrounded by its own 1.4 acre tropical garden but only 12 minutes from the international Georgetown airport ( code GGT ) and 6 minutes from the capital together with a range of useful shops only a 5 minutes easy walk away.

The beautiful Hoopers Bay beach is is a few steps through the palm trees in our garden and is1 Km ( 1/2 mile ) long with soft sand which gently slopes into the calm sea. Safe for children of all ages as the bay is protected from the prevailing winds which may makes other beaches unsafe for swimming. On the beach we have loungers, tables and chairs together with FREE kayaks and paddle-board for the more energetic guests.

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:
June 26, 2017

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

Betty&Peter, the owners have lived on Exuma for more than 17 years and have also developed the #1 Guest House in the Bahamas. They strive to make sure all our guests enjoy their visit to this beautiful island and besides welcoming them on arrival, they are available if required to advise on activities, restaurants etc.

Betty & Peter Oxley-owners and personal operators since 1999 purchased this apartment in 2012

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

They bought Sandy Palms in 2012 as they recognized its outstanding beach location with a convenient position on the island. They then set about carrying out a number of improvements and changes to enhance its accommodation for a number of groups of different sizes.

What makes this apartment unique

1) Best Beach location.

2) Quiet and peaceful position

3) Convenient from airport

4) Nearby shops

5) Personal service by knowledgeable owners who live in the area.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for your hospitality and great guest services !!!

Your house is beautiful and we look forward to seeing you and Betty again next year if not sooner.

Thank you
Apr 2017
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Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a king sized bed with large sea facing sliding glass doors leading to the sundeck Bedroom 2 is garden facing and has 2 Twin beds (can be made as a king if required) Additional bed can be fitted into either bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Superior & Spacious BEACHFRONT Apartment For 4 People
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Sandy Palms

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the top floor of Sandy Palms and the view from the apartment was beautiful. It was clean, spacious and had all the essentials provided. Hoopers Bay was the absolute best beach in our opinion! The waters are shallow, clear and calm and it is very private. It was truly a postcard beach! We spent most of our time floating out there and snorkeling. We also kayaked and that was very fun as well! We had a very nice week staying at Sandy Palms. The beach is amazing!!! Thanks so much to Peter & Betty!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to read your Review about how much you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Palms. You certainly made the most of the beach & sea & hope that we can welcome you both again sometime in the future. Best wishes & Many thanks, Betty & Peter
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Nice little beach rental.

  • 4 of 5

We took the kids to Exuma for a long weekend and stayed at Twin Palms. It had everything we needed and the owners were very nice and helpful. Hoopers Bay is beautiful and is a wonderful place to snorkel.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to have welcomed you to Sandy Palms (not to be confused with another property called Twin Palms). Glad that you enjoyed your short visit especially with the kayaks & snorkeling in Hoopers Bay. Many thanks for your kind Review. Betty & Peter
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The Best place for an amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Palms is the perfect beach house on Old Hoopers Bay. We were more than pleased with the house and all the amenities. It is the perfect location from town ( 5 minutes ). Smittys Convenient store is a half a mile to the left and a very good Deli to the right for quick food pick up. All the beaches in Exuma are great, but Old Hoopers Bay remains our favorite. We hope to return soon to the beautiful island of Exuma and stay at Sandy Palms for another amazing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful Review for our Sandy Palms "On the Beach" Apartment on Hoopers Bay Beach. We are very glad that you enjoyed your 2 week stay & that you experienced so much of this beautiful island. We hope we can welcome you all again sometime in the future. Betty & Peter
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Wonderful Beachfront Property

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay at Sandy Palms was everything we hoped it would be. The apartment and location were "as described" in all respects - no surprises or disappointments. The apartment is spacious, well laid out and has all the furnishings, appliances and accessories one could reasonably expect or need. Hooper's Bay is truly beautiful and we spent far more of our time there than we had expected to. Our stay was also blessed with near perfect weather. Peter was tremendously helpful throughout our stay and provided us with excellent suggestions for other beaches to visit - we particularly enjoyed Coco Plum where we found numerous sand dollars. Peter's dining tips were also good - we especially enjoyed Shirley's at the Fish Fry and dining there on four occasions allowed to sample a decent portion of their menu. If we ever return to Exuma (and we expect we will) this would be our first choice for a place to stay. Our thanks to Peter and Betty for making Sandy Palms such a delight for visitors. Paul, Doreen & Carl Hedger

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise on earth

  • 5 of 5

The property is beachfront (20 steps or even less from the sea!!!) and very spacious as described.

We have found it very clean with all you need for a perfect stay.

Peter, the owner, is a fantastic person. He welcomes you showing all the details of the house and giving you all the necessary information. He is always available to give you suggestions and to solve any problem.

I reccomend it to anybody wants to spend a wonderful holiday in Exuma.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely Review & we were pleased that you all enjoyed your first holiday at Sandy Palms on the wonderful Hoopers Bay Beach. Hopefully we can welcome you all again in the future. Best wishes from the sunshine. Betty & Peter
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Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with our two children ages 6 and 11 in June 2016. We had not been to The Exumas before so we had no idea what to expect. When we arrived the location of the home was exactly what was pictured. We had the upstairs unit using only 2 bedrooms, not all 4. There was lots of natural light and the views from both the living room and the King bedroom were amazing. You can see the ocean and beach and it is beautiful. It is located so that if you wanted to sit on the deck and watch and listen to your kids on the beach, you could do so. At the time we traveled, there were too many bugs to do much sitting on the deck. Be sure to buy bug spray and keep it with you at all times.

The beach at Hooper's Bay is absolutely beautiful. We tried 3-4 other beaches on the island and we kept commenting that "our beach" was the best all tings considered. The beach is wide with very little seaweed. No waves to speak of and almost deserted most days except for the turtles. We walked down to the last dock to the right of the house and could see the turtles off that dock every day! We also checked out the beaches at a couple of local resorts and at February Point. Hooper's Bay is by far the better beach!

When we arrived, we asked for a couple of items including more towels, and our request was answered quickly! The owner is very nice and helpful. It is great to have the extra space and having a washer and drier in the house is wonderful! The space was clean. The only thing I would possibly recommend is maybe the owners could purchase some new bedding and linens to spruce the place up a bit. But that is very minor, really.

All in all, a great place for families! We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed meeting you & your young family & thank you for your Review about your stay at Sandy Palms - we always appreciate & note guests suggestions & comments. We are very glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Exuma & were able to make the most of Hoopers Bay Beach which is ideal for children of all ages. Hope we can welcome you again on a future occasion. Best wishes from the sunshine. Betty & Peter
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown, Exuma GGT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
In Georgetown
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sandals Greg Norman Course
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Exuma Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 double bedrooms
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $59 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $59 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Utilities $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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