Beach cottage vacation home rental
About Shirl Deveaux
I am a young Bahamian Attorney who loves the salt life. I love any and everything about the sea. Since I grew up in the hustle and bustle of Nassau, my dream was to build a vacation home on one of the beautiful islands of The Bahamas, and I chose Exuma because to me it's waters are simply breathtaking. You have never seen waters of varying shades of clear crystal turquoise than what is seen in the Exumas. Fortunately, I found the ideal property on Tropic of Cancer Beach. It is literally a 2 minute walk from the house to the beach. I decided to build on top of a hill to give me the best panoramic views possible, and I can tell you it is really beautiful. The community is quiet as there are alot of winter home residents in the area, and traffic is practically non existent so you can simply relax and tan outside in the yard or walk down to the beach and relax on the beach. I currently live in Nassau, but I frequently go to Sugar Plum Plum on weekends just to relax. The reason I named this property Sugar Plum Plum is because when I was a little girl walking to school, every morning when I passed an old lady sitting outside her store I would call to her, "Good morning ma'am" and she would respond, "Okay sugar plum plum". I loved that, and so when I built this vacation home, I thought to give the house that name.
Shirl Deveaux purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Shirl Deveaux chose Forbes Hill
This property was built to cater to the vacationer who seeks accomodations extremely close to the beach in a quiet, relaxing neighbourhood. Beautiful panoramic views of the ocean.
What makes this Cottage unique
SugarPlumPlum has all of the comforts to enjoy a nice peaceful relaxing vacation. Fully furnished with a queen sized bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom. Fridge, stove, microwave, dinnerware, pots and cutlery provided. Washer/dryer. Inflatable kayaks with life vests for adults and children are a new amenity included free with your booking but subject to signing of liability release form.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Tropic of Cancer Paradise
Great cottage just a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit. We used the kayaks that come with the house to explore the small islands just off the beach. The internet worked flawlessly our entire stay. Not that we used it much, but when we did it worked great. Shirl checked in to make sure everything was a expected. She was very easy to communicate with. We highly recommend.
Wonderful vacation at Sugar Plum Plum
We recently returned from a four week stay at Sugar Plum Plum and cannot say enough of what a wonderful time we had. The location is perfect and provided everything we were looking for. Not only is the amazing Tropic of Cancer Beach just a short stroll down the road, but other beaches are close by as well. We took full advantage of using all of the beach equipment provided: kayaks, chairs, beach towels, fins, and cooler all added to our enjoyment. Shirl sent detailed arrival and departure information, and communicated throughout our visit with the local service cell phone she provided for our use. Having a washer and dryer was great and meant packing less! The kitchen was well stocked and the house is very comfortable with an amazing view. We absolutely loved staying there on Little Exuma and look forward to returning. Thank you Shirl!
Buzz and Mary
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Thank you very much for your positive review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay at my cottage and I hope to better serve you better on your return visit.
Had everything we needed. Cottage was cute and not far at all to the beach. We were with other family members and there place was very close and wow tropic of cancer beach is beautiful.Probably need to rent a car because it is a ways to Georgetown and fun to explore driving around the island.Cant wait to go back
Charming little cottage.
Only two things could be better !!
A Grill in working condition and a AC in the second bedroom .
Other than that , the property is great and located at a walking distance from one of the most beautiful beach in Exuma.
Shirl was very attentive to our need
Beautiful location...we value privacy and this was ideal for that
Shirl's instructions for finding the property were immensely helpful, and she was extremely helpful in getting past an initial hiccup with internet access, and we really enjoyed staying at the property. Tropic of Cancer Beach is just a short drive away, as are the best restaurants in Little Exuma.
Access to much of Little Exuma, including this property, is through unimproved roads, and we found the Jeep we'd rented at the airport useful in this regard--for us, that made the trip more fun! Tropic of Cancer Beach looks like a postcard, and we loved having the beach largely to ourselves (it seemed rare for more than a few people to be on that beach at any given time). The property has lovely views, a LOT of privacy with surrounding palm trees and foliage creating a lot of separation for neighboring houses, and it was well-appointed with simple but comfortable furniture.
The electric stove took some getting used to, but we were able to prepare some delicious lobster and other meals when we weren't eating out.
Internet access was very good, which was essential for being able to keep up with work in between enjoying the sites.
Shirl promptly responded to requests for assistance on some minor things that came up.
I'd highly recommend this property as delivering a lot of value.
Thank you very much John for your positive review! I look forward to having you back again and aim to make your stay more enjoyable!
My wife and I were looking for a laid back relaxing holiday. We Booked Sugarplumplum for 3 weeks, with our daughter flying in through the second week.
The cottage was amazing. Everything we had hoped for and more.
Very well appointed and comfortable, with a spectacular wrap aorund deck and views of Tropic of Cancer Beach.
We travelled throughout the island exploring the beaches with a favourite 5 minutes up the road (Forbes Beach...). Two great beach bars another 5 minute drive to the south, so the location was perfect. Tropic of Cancer Beach is a 5 minute walk and amazing.
We have travelled through the Caribbean for the past 25+ years and nothing compares.
The house was very well appointed with everything you need...and Shirl (owner) was exceptional.
"IF" you are thinking of Little Exuma, this place is exceptional.
Thanks Shirl...we will be back in 2018!
Laura & Steve
Thank you very much Steve for your wonderful review. I am so happy you enjoyed your vacation. I hope to exceed your expectations on your return visit. Thank you for choosing Sugarplumplum and Exuma for your vacation.
You take a boat tour down the Exuma Keys to see the beautiful and different shades of turquoise sea.
Take a boat tour to see the swimming pigs. Simply awesome.