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Superior & Spacious BEACHFRONT Apartment For 4 People

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,830 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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 a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 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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Amenities

Exuma Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Also hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
Washington, D.C.
5

A lifetime of memories

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a fabulous week at Sandy Palms. The house provided everything needed for an awesome vacation, including beach towels, excursion information, wi-fi, A/C and a fully stocked kitchen. The open floor plan was perfect for three adult women. Its central location provided easy access to picturesque beaches, shopping and restaurants. Most importantly, the ocean views and white sandy beach were breathtaking. My favorite vacation activity was swimming/snorkeling with the local sea turtles, a very short walk down Hoopers Bay. Peter and Betty provided exemplary customer service and maintain a fantastic home. I highly recommend this house and already planning another visit to Sandy Palms next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you all when you stayed & again when reading your Review. Thank you very much for this which will certainly help be helpful for others who may be considering a stay at Sandy Palms. We know that you are already considering a visit with other family members & hope that we can welcome you again for 2018. Best wishes from the warm sunshine. Betty & Peter
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Louisiana
5

Sandy Palms - July 2017

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Sandy Palms July 1-8 2017 was extraordinary to say the least! Betty and Peter Oxley went above and beyond to ensure we had a fabulous time on the island by providing info on all local restaurants, supermarkets, excursions, and self-guided activities. He also had his gardener cut coconuts for our enjoyment at our special request as well as provide us with some to share with Moms bakery! Two years ago, Mom shared a coconut with us as a kind gesture that I never will forget. Peter Oxley knew Mom at Moms Bakery needed coconuts, so he surprised us with a return favor to her. Very thoughtful as many coconut trees were damaged during a hurricane that passed Exuma a year ago!

We stayed in the upstair apartment of Sandy Palms. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the apartment is much more roomier than it appeared in the photographs. The pictures really don't do justice to this beautiful, roomy space! We loved the high vaulted ceilings and the gorgeous view of hoopers bay! What more do you really need?!? The beach is much closer to the apartment than what it appears in the pictures! Rafts & kayaks were available on the property for our enjoyment - 👍�.

During our stay, Peter dropped by frequently to check in and ensure we had everything we needed from fresh sheet and towel changes, to providing us general info and answering our never ending questions.

We rented a car from Peter, which was very accomodating. I was however, a bit nervous driving a car in which the insurance provided did not cover his car, just only the car of the other party if involved in a wreck, but this seems to be the standard on rentals. So, please drive very carefully if renting a car or boat in Exuma, regardless whom you choose to rent from! We also rented a boat at Minns Marina and encountered the same! Its a good thing that water and street traffic in Exuma is not as bad as in the states. Just be mindful of pot holes and uneven roadsides and remember, the turn signal is on the right! 😂�

Overall, all of our expectations and needs were met and/or exceeded! We would highly recommend anyone to rent from Peter and Betty Oxley and their absolutely beautiful condo style apt on Exumas Hooper Bay! It's the only place in Exuma that I know of that you can wake up and swim with friendly, curious sea turtles daily!

My biggest regret is not scheduling 2 weeks rather than just 1! Thank you very much Peter and Betty for your unparalleled hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is truly a very helpful Review for future guests and thank you so much for your gracious comments which are much appreciated. You were just the sort of guests that we enjoy welcoming as you wanted to make the most of your stay and we were pleased to help you achieve the type of holiday you wanted. We will certainly be delighted to welcome you all again as well as other friends and family. Best wishes from the sunshine and blue waters of Exuma. Betty&Peter
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4

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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5

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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5

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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Tucson,Arizona,USA
5

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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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown, Exuma GGT
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Splash
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
In Georgetown
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sandals Greg Norman Course
Nearest Train
none
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2.25 Miles
Latitudes
Nearest Ski
None
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: recommended

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/ Preparation $100
Utilities $250
Refundable damage deposit $800

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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