|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This colorful artisan Bahamian style house with wrap-around porch is on a private sandy beach. The beach is in a unique protected cove, perfect for kids. Enjoy miles of uninterrupted secluded beaches, snorkeling and wild life viewing.
This newly completed house provides spectacular scenery from every window. Each bedroom has spacious closets and comfortable bedding.
• Private path to the beach
• Beautiful custom-made equipped kitchen
• 3 Queen size beds with extra twin/single mattresses available
• Towels, Linens, washer and dryer
• Internet/hotspot and cell phone available
• Outdoor gas grill, spacious porch
• Naturally Breezy
• Located a few miles from the best grocery stores and restaurants on the island.
• French doors to the sea.
The house is designed such that it can be divided into 1,2 or 3 bedroom units with a maximum of 8 people.
the 2 bedroom rents for $1500/wk and the 1 bedroom efficiency rents for 1000/week, but is only available may through mid November. nightly rates are available for stays less than a week.
we are carpenters from vermont and bought the land i 2008 with 2 of our children. they live far away in california and we built the house to have a place to visit together in the winter. all of the interior wood and cabinets come from our land in vermont. we started in '09 and finished in the spring of '13
Mary Dallett-geoffrey hoots purchased this house in 2008
you won't find anything nicer.
Our insanely gorgeous cove is protected by a reef across the opening with a rocky outcropping on one side and Wilk Cay on the other. It's like a 3 acre private ocean swimming pool with the clear tourquoise water of the Bahamas.The sandy beach has a gradual dropoff with no current and small waves (good for kids) that goes to 12 feet at the reef.
Artful spacious house with lots of porches right on an ocean cove protected by reef. Because it's situated on a small bluff on the east side of the island, lively winds keep it cool and bug free. The helpful owners have thought of everything! Our vacation group included 3 generations...We were all comfortable and there was something for everyone to enjoy. I love the friendly people of Long Island! And the coconut shrimp at Max's is the best ever!
Our family of seven was fortunate to have spent eight nights at this secluded bit of paradise on Long Island. We rented all three comfortable bedrooms with the seventh person on the futon in the living room. This whimsical cottage was lovingly constructed by a true craftsman with many artistic touches. The colorful tile work and woodwork are noteworthy. The kitchen is more than adequate, and we were amazed at how well equipped it was. Th porch area is extra generous complete with porch swing and hammocks to laze away the time whenever the mood suits you. The panoramic view from the porch and bedrooms is simply stellar. There are only a handful of homes on this secluded cove with a perfect semicircular beach. Only a couple of the homes were occupied while we were there,so we pretty much had the beach to ourselves...such pristine privacy is truly a luxury. The protected cove is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The surrounding rock formations add a touch of surreal beauty. The beach is accessed by a short walk through the sea grape vegetation. We had a dinner party one night for thirteen people and there was ample room for all. David, the amiable caretaker, was more than helpful. Access to this oasis of tranquility is a good ten minute drive from Salt Pond via a narrow road through the tropical brush. It is a remote location, yet near enough to grocery and dining in Salt Pond. Long Island has become one of our family's favorite island destinations and this rental has all the trappings for a perfect vacation getaway.
Where do I start!?
The Cottage: The cottage is located smack in the middle of Salt Pond. The view is incredible and the constant breeze on the wrap around porch and through the house was amazing. I am from The Bahamas and do not enjoy the heat as much as our foreign friends but we literally slept under blankets each night thanks to the constant sweet cool breeze flowin’ through each room during mid-June. It is about a 10 min drive through the bush from the main road to the house, this was also a highlight of ours and was much like a roller coaster ride in the jeep we brought over from Nassau. There were thousands of little butterflies during this time of the year and the bush trek to the cottage was a sightseeing attraction in of itself. The beds are very cozy and the cottage is wonderfully designed; it’s not a rental it’s a home. Wireless is spotty but didn't really present a problem we need exactly where in the cottage to stand to get a good signal. There is no television (which I only noticed our last day there) which none of us obviously cared about; we were not there to watch tv. 5 stars here.
The Beach and Cove: Beautiful beach a 2 min. stroll from the porch. I had no idea the beach had pink sand (been to Harbour Island before so I mean PINK) there was a few pieces of rubbish on the beach which we picked up but I think this was probably attributed to critters getting into someone trash bin. The water is calm because of the enclosed cove and it has the most amazing mini cave with a view straight out to the open ocean, it was like a wind tunnel! We actually all sat there every morning, shared a drink and acknowledged what a beautiful thing life is.
The Hosts: The owners the Hoots are top notch. Geoff and I had a great time chatting both over emails and telephone. I couldn't have felt more comfortable transacting with someone I actually haven't met before. In all honesty I felt like I was staying at a friend’s cottage and not a landlord's. David Harding the property manager is worth a return trip in itself. He was super helpful and a complete riot. The ladies on our trip loved David and his sarcastic wit, you are guaranteed to be in stiches with laughter meeting David; all around great guy.
Perfect Cottage Perfect Location Perfect People 5 stars!
We were lucky enough to spend a week at this beautiful home this past March. It was our third trip to Long Island in the last few years, and this property was everything we could have hoped for. The secluded cove was perfect for newbie snorkelers, the beachcombing on the adjacent beaches perfect for an afternoon of wandering around. The house itself was exactly what you would hope for - well-appointed, well-maintained, perfect location, quiet neighbors, in all a wonderful getaway. The central location of Salt Pond makes for an excellent jumping off point for exploring the remainder of the island as well. David was a very attentive caretaker and we wanted for nothing. Thank you, Geoffrey, we had a wonderful time and can't wait to return.
This was our third visit to Long Island. We were really looking for a house on the water with a beach that our 6 year old daughter could swim at right out front. FOUND! Wilk Cay is an amazing spot that makes the 10 minute dirt road totally worth it. The house is perched above the beach with a gorgeous view and amazing wrap around porch. The cay out front is fantastic - great swimming, even when the surf out in the Atlantic is crashing in on the reef. We were able to swim every morning and evening, and several days we chose to not even venture out as the house and beach were so perfect. The house is very comfortable, with many accents that show off it's unique origin. The colorful rooms, porch, and well thought-out details made us feel right at home. The pantry was stocked with staples so that we didn't have to supply things like sugar, spices, and olive oil (which is great, because we always forget that stuff when we're getting provisions). Geoff and Mary have really put a lot of love into the house, right to the beautiful pictures Mary painted. We loved sitting on the porch, just looking at the cove. The porch table was perfect for breakfasts and lunches, heavy enough to not blow away in the almost constant breeze (which kept the bugs down). The house had everything you needed for an adventurous stay - cooler, beach chairs, beach towels - and David was great with advice and ideas. The beach out front is awesome - some of the best snorkeling we’ve done in Long Island (and accessible for our girl, which is very important for us). Lots of live reef, with tons of fish. Be sure to look for "Barry" the large (well-behaved) barracuda that lives out there. Walking to the left, there is great shelling and sea glass searching. To the right, climb over the rocks for more amazing beach (it looked like some great snorkeling there if it was slightly calmer than it was when we were there) and beach combing. We even hiked over the beach to Guanna Cay - be ready for some rock climbing if you try that!
If you are looking for a great house on the beach in a central location, this is it!
We have been visiting the Bahamas for several years, always with other couples and usually using VRBO. This was our second trip to Long Island but our first to focused on the south end of the island. It was another incredible trip and never lacked for things to do, beach exploring, sight seeing , snorkeling, fishing, drinking rum punches, etc. etc. Long Island has plenty to keep you busy..... or not busy at all.
This house was perfect for our party of two couples, comfortable beds, good supply of towels and linens, well equipped kitchen, all of the basics needed for a comfortable visit. The beach and protected cove were great for swimming, snorkeling or just laying out on, and we couldn't had nicer neighbors. We were even invited to the neighborhood full moon party, a potluck BBQ and bonfire on the rocky point adjacent to the house. Great time meeting all the expatriates!
For friendly locals, visit Max's Conch Bar, Stella Maris resort for a drink and a dip in their ocean rock pool and Deans Blue Hole.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
The house is designed such that it can be divided onto1, 2 or 3 bedroom units with a maximum of 8 people.
1bedroom with kitchenette $900/week
2 bedrooms with full kitchen and living space $233/night $1400 weekly
3 bedrooms with full kitchen and living space $316/night 1900/week
Minimum stay 7 nights