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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
We had never been to Bahamas before and we were a little intimidated about renting an unknown property in another country but the owners/staff of Capt. Sam house made it a breeze. We flew into Treasure Cay, took a 5 minute taxi ride to the
Green Turtle Ferry, and a 10 minute ferry ride to the island.( Ferries are proudly reliable and frequent) and we were met at the dock by Marilyn and Sam to take us to the house which was only 100 yards away. They showed us the necessities of the house and got us our golf cart ( very helpful). House is nicely decorated and had all the luxuries of home like cable TV, wifi, air conditioning and cooking utensils. We took the golf cart to multiple gorgeous beaches daily and explored every nook and cranny of the island. Groceries were easily available although pricey compared to US. Many great restaurants to choose from. Being in New Plymouth was fun as we got to see all the goings on of the small town. Best part of the trip was how friendly all the GTC people are. We will be back!
Our recent family vacation memories often get me thru daily stressful days. Just have to close my eyes and I'm back having my morning coffee on the front steps of Captain Sam's Home....waving and morning greetings from all the locals who walk by. There is a delightful easy activity at the nearby ferry and I enjoy being a part of it so much. This was our 3rd vacation to Green Turtle Cay and always stayed at Captain Sam's Home...and always will! The owners Marilyn and Jim make sure everything is perfect for our stay. And their team member Sam assists us with any of our needs plus by far the happiest person I've ever met. Every single time he greets you, he wishes you a "Super Duper Day! And that is exactly how you feel staying there. The home is just wonderful with a living room in front filled with windows and great light, two very comfortable bedrooms, large dining room table, back patio with BBQ grill, and very well stocked kitchen. We completely make ourselves at home and so easy to do there. Kitchen has all that we need to prepare the daily conch and lobster that we catch ourselves or purchase from the local fisherman that we now consider friends. Or we hop on our convenient golf cart that comes with the rental of home and head to the local grocery stores in town to decide what is for dinner tonight. We love the grocers, Sid's, Lowe's and Curry Grocery Stores. They take such great care of their customers. Or we decide to walk right over to Harvey's restaurant or The Wrecking Tree for "Fried Chicken in a Bag"- yes, just say yes and order it! Yum! Or even talk to our Super Duper Sam and his Mother will prepare a real local dinner of Fried Conch, Peas and Rice and my ultimate favorite Macaroni and Cheese. It is worth every single penny! We highly recommend Captain Sam's House to everyone we know. It is the most special place as you rent the home and golf cart to explore the gorgeous island but you get so much more...you become part of the island life and the people.
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.