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Captain Sam Sawyer was an industrious Bahamian man who made his living from the sea. In his lifetime, he sponged and shark-fished. His colourful past even included rum running during prohibition...along with several other island men. He was a pioneer in the craw-fishing industry which is second to tourism in the Bahamas today. He had an 85' Coast Guard Vessel which he docked in front of his house. When he was not craw-fishing, he and his wife Mary, took fishing parties out on weekly excursions. They collected and sold seashells, sea fans, conch shells, starfish and coral (when it was legal to do so) to Florida souvenier shops. His home which was built in the early 1950's has been completely remodeled and is located on Bay Street in historic New Plymouth. It is air conditioned, has Bahamian Island Cable 32 inch flatscreen TV, DVD player, High speed wireless internet, and includes a golfcart.
I am a senior citizen who loves the island and it's people
Marilyn Saunders or Susan Luccini purchased this house in 1991
My trip was a father/son fishing vacation. I rented a 21' center console from Sunset Marine which was less than a mile away, and tied it right up at the Cap'n Sam's dock. It could not get more convenient than what we experienced. The house was clean and cozy. Kitchen was well equipped, and we sure cooked a lot of fresh fish. I won't say much about the fishing here because I would like it to remain "unspoiled" but on this my 2nd trip to GTC, I would say one of the best fishing trips ever. Having the Golf Cart was a great bonus, because when you are out on the boat from 7am to 5pm, the last thing you want to do is get back on it to go for a drink or dinner. The location of the house doesn't really even require the golf cart though - so much right within walking distance but even if you don't get a boat, the golf cart can bring you to countless world-class picturesque beaches that you would probably have all to yourself. The locals are very nice friendly people. I have never felt threatened or uncomfortable in GTC - all great people.
We stayed at this lovely cottage on the waterfront during the New Year's week. It has everything you could possibly need for a one week stay. It has a convenient porch from which to see all the activity in the harbor and a private dock. During our stay we enjoyed watching the Junkanoo parade from our door step. It also has a full kitchen with newer appliances and enough dishware for a small family. It was a warm winter so the air conditioning was on and it worked fine. We were also able to use the WIFI and cable TV provided to our satisfaction. We found the location was perfect for a first visit to New Plymouth within easy walking distance to restaurants and the small grocery stores in town. The golf cart included in the rental is HUGE. It is the main means of transportation on the island and your only way of visiting the best beaches on Green Turtle Cay. It would cost you $250-300 to rent one for one week so the fact that it is included in the rental is a blessing. The owner is very personable and made sure the cottage was in good condition before we arrived. We highly recommend Cap'n Sams to anyone visiting the island.
Just an awesome experience from start to finish. Before we left our house, we had plenty of available support for all island info via email or telephone from the owner/staff, and were able to help us set up the things we wanted to do there. Jumped off the ferry at the GTC public dock and walked the 100 feet to the front door of the cottage which had been very well-prepared for our arrival. The cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our week there, including superb air conditioning and a nice golf cart at our disposal for transportation all over the island. The residence was very clean, and is fully equipped for a nice standard of living. There is staff present next door during the daytime, and are very accommodating for any questions, needs or problems we may have. The private boat dock right out the front door is a true gem of a feature, enabling us to be on the water in just minutes after closing the front door. The island residents are very friendly and social, the food at the local restaurants is outstanding, and everything is a short walk from the cottage. There is no doubt that we will return to GTC, and when we do Capt'n Sam's Cottage is where we will put our feet up for another week.
Welcome to picturesque Green Turtle Cay, located in Abaco, part of the Bahamian Out Islands. Green Turtle Cay is a tropical escape less than an hour from Florida. A friendly, laid back island, Green Turtle Cay is surrounded by miles of deserted beaches and crystal clear waters. To the west is the Sea of Abaco, with it's calm, shallow waters and incredible sunsets. To the ease is the Atlantic Ocean with the world's second largest barrier reef teaming with tropical fish, less than 100 yards from shore. Here you can fish, dive, take a rental boat to your very own near be deserted island, or simply relax.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
GOLFCART IS INCLUDED WITH RENTAL
CONTACT OWNER FOR INFORMATION ABOUT ADDITIONAL RENTAL UNITS
THERE ARE NO ATM MACHINES ON THE ISLAND
25% deposit at reservation can be made by direct deposit to an American bank account or to a PayPal account.
Balance to be paid in cash upon arrival. Sorry no credit cards.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.