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Jack or Gail Brimicombe

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Horizon Found - lush gardens surround comfortable home that fronts sandy beach

8 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Exuma House Rental Photos and Description

1BR Q- sleeps 2, full bath- large shower area, outside shower, porch all around

Nestled into the island, surrounded by flowering plants and bushes, this charming vacation home has a full screened-in porch just right for reading, lunch or evening cocktails. Hearing the waves on the beach and watching the diminishing evening sunlight, you can fire up the porch grill or bike to one of the restautants... Taste and Sea or Staniel Cay Yacht Club. Some weekends there is a cook-out on the Public Beach to raise money for the school or library. From your comfortable bedroom you view the back garden beyond the deck. The stone walk leads to the sandy beach where the blue-green water beckons. There's a small reef for some snorkeling and a Cassurina tree for shade. For sunbathing or night sky watching, climb the stairs by the outside shower where you get a panoramic island view.

There is plane service from both Ft Lauderdale and Nassau. Staniel Cay lures many vacationers looking for a quiet getaway. Some come in their own plane landing on the 3,000 ft runway that has a large parking ramp. For the adventurous there is a somewhat weekly freight boat out of Nassau. We will be glad to help with recommendations.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Jack or Gail Brimicombe (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Horizon Found - lush gardens surround comfortable home that fronts sandy beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Comfortable getaway home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This house is ideal for a couple looking for a getaway, very modest looking but it was everything we dreamed of.

It's only a few steps away from a beautiful mostly private beach, where we relaxed for hours at a time all alone, and snorkeled on the reefs nearby.

The house itself is very cozy and I feel the pictures don't do it justice. It's very spacious for a couple, fully equipped kitchen, working Internet, phone, TV, big shower, comfortable and clean bed, and a very good central A/C with remote control, board games, front porch with hammocks and lounge chairs, even had a couple bicycles.

I spoke to Jack (owner) over the phone before booking and he was always very warm and accommodating, even helping me pick out the best dates to visit. He was able to respond in very short notice and looked out for us to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

The bicycles they keep at the house were a great mode of transportation, you can get across the island to the yacht club in a few minutes without breaking a sweat.

The locals are also very friendly and helpful so don't be shy, make some friends and enjoy your stay!

Note that it's very important to coordinate your boat reservations before arriving, the demand is high and you do not want to miss visiting the many attractive spots that are a only a few miles away by boat - we were lucky to book last minute on two separate days through Berkie's General Store by the airport. They all knew Jack personally and helped us out big time.

My wife and I had a wonderful time and would love to have stayed more than 4 nights, we just got back home yesterday and can't wait to watch all the videos and photos we took during our trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there: Thanks for the prompt review on our home Horizon Found in Staniel Cay. Hopefully you will be able to return when you have more time to spend boating around as there is a lot to see and many things to do. Plan well ahead so we can reserve a boat and be sure it is available for you
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5

Review on our Horizon Found stay

  • 5 of 5

Accommodations at Horizon Found were perfect for the two of us. Comfortable, very clean, brightly colored, gardens wonderful, everything worked perfectly. Nice beach just 100'+ away that was all to ourselves and water so clear and beautiful. Wife just loves the beach and ocean and this turned out to be a perfect anniversary get-away. I made some serious brownie points with this trip.

Meals a Staniel Cay Yacht Club were convenient and very good and the 3 little grocery stores near by made it easy to get some basic items. Got in the water with the nurse sharks at the club, pretty neat experience. We rented a boat for a day to visited the pigs and the surrounding sites and a golf cart for our stay to get around. Would highly recommend Horizon Found for a simple laid back easy time or an adventure in the ocean.

Sam & Marsha K. from Midland, TX

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sam & Marsha Thanks for taking the time to send such a great review regarding your stay at Horizon Found. We do our best to make it as pleasant as possible. Hopefully you will consider a return visit as it is impossible to see all in such a short time. Regards Jack & Gail
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5

The best trip of my life!

  • 5 of 5

stayed here a year ago may 12-19th and we have been dying to go back. Our honeymoon was a dream and Horizon Found made it perfect. Everyone was so helpful and kind.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Courtney Thanks for the great review. Gail and I work hard to see everything is at its best for our guests to have a wonderful vacation or in your case a great honeymoon. We have a great group of folks in Staniel to help out as well. Hope to see you back in the near future Best Jack & Gail
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5

Just like home...but with the beach!

  • 5 of 5

From booking our stay with Jack and Gail to spending an amazing vacation staying at Horizon Found, it felt like home. Everything we needed was at the house, and it was the perfect place to stay. The location is fantastic, with essentially our own private little beach right across the way. The bikes were a welcome mode of transportation and I can't say more about the hospitality. It was truly a great stay and I would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sent a response to the great review received above but it was not posted What now
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5

Great Place to Get Away From It All

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all, relax and kickback, Horizon

Found on Staniel Cay is the place. The house is located on a beautifully landscaped property nestled among luscious tropical foliage. The perfect place for —a staycation—to escape civilization or a cold harsh winter. I felt totally at home spending a month at Horizon Found, as the house provided me with all the comforts of home. From the fully equipped kitchen to the wrap around porch with hammock, to the tranquil blue waters just a few steps away from the house. Every morning I could take a walk photographing the island and return for a dip in the calm waters across the lane from the house. And the porch provided the perfect place to have a Sundowner and take in a glorious sunset each evening. The bicycles provided allowed me to peddle a short distance away for groceries and explore some of the more distant beaches for shells without having to rent a golf cart. Internet and satellite TV kept me in touch with civilization if I wanted to, but I can honestly say, I spent more time drawing, snorkeling and soaking up the beauty of the island. Horizon Found offered me privacy and a sense of security as a solo traveler. And the house and location would be a perfect vacation spot for a family or a romantic couples' getaway. During my stay, I felt like I got to know almost all the permanent residents of the island, who made me feel very welcome. And I can’t say enough about the owners of Horizon Found, who helped me out getting settled in at the house. I hope to be able to return some day and highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Knowing the money you spent to enjoy a wonderful vacation Gail & I do our best to help you enjoy what Staniel Cay and Horizon Found have to offer. Hope to see you for your next vacation.
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Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better trip! We had the pleasure of staying at Horizon Found for 2 weeks. The owners were wonderful to talk to and I think we've made life-long friends! When we arrived, we flew into Black Point because of work being done on Staniel Cay airport. That turned out to be a great thing because we had a very quick taxi ride to the dock and then Coral and Brian picked us up and we had a gorgeous boat ride to Staniel. Was a great way to see the water and relax a bit from the travel. Our golf cart was waiting on the dock and we were at the house in minutes. The house is so wonderful and private. The screen porch goes all around the house with many chairs/rockers outside to sit and ponder. I spent many hours just sitting. Also had a few lizard friends on the screen that were very entertaining! The porch was particularly nice during the few days we had rain. The landscaping is tremendous and this is one of the few houses with a lot of privacy. Flowering plants and trees surround the house and it's all very well maintained. Inside, the house is very clean and well kept. The kitchen has every gadget you will ever need and ample cooking pots/pans/dishes. Everything is labelled, which was wonderful. No guess work on anything. Linens were fresh and the towels were fluffy. Cable and internet worked the entire time and there are a large variety of TV channels. The living area from the living room and the dining room was a very nice size with lots of room to move. The decor was charming with a nice island feel. We loved all the windows and glass doors. Every room has a view (a great highlight!). Many times we would open the doors/windows and just enjoy the breeze. The entire dining room has 2 walls of full length glass doors/windows. It's gorgeous. We enjoyed the sounds of the tree frogs at night and even made friends with a crane that would come for a walk around the house every day. There is a deck above the water tank that you can use as a suntan area or just watching the stars. It has a GREAT view of the island. The best part for us was the gorgeous beach right in front of the house! Just steps away from the house! We snorkeled almost every day and there is a small reef on that beach. Right at the end was a wonderful variety of fish - all kinds and colors. Larry, the on-site go-to guy, was wonderful. He drove by almost every day to make sure we had all we needed. Very nice and very friendly! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! LOVED OUR STAY!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there: What can I say!! The life long friend statement is surely a true one. As you both know Gail & I work hard to make our guests vacation stay at Horizon Found a memorable one and a vacation you will never forget. We feel the time spent going over the best way to get to Staniel, boat rentals, cart rentals and places to go and things to do are extremely helpful to someone not familiar with the territory. Thanks again for the wonderful review. Regards Jack & Gail Stanley is here
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Map

Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Staniel Cay Airstrip, Airport Identifier MYES
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Taste and Sea, Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
weekly Bahamian freight boat
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Taste and Sea, Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Car: not necessary

Staniel Cay offers swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba divng and New Years Sailing Regatta. It is centrally located in the Exuma chain of 'Family' islands, Some of the surrounding cays have sandy beaches for picnicing, beachcombing. Amidst the cays are anchorages where cruising boaters anchor. The picturesque vistas of white limestone against blue sky and magically-colored sea will make you glad you brought your camera.

Thunderball (named for James Bond's 'Thunderball' being filmed in the grotto) is a popular diving spot tucked away in one of the many limestone cays that surround Staniel. On-the-water adventures can be arranged through Staniel Cay Divers. Nikki at 3 N's can arrange diving and fishing trips as well as other Concierge services like boat rental, or golf cart rental.

Take a bike ride into the village less than a mile away from Horizon Found. There, you will find the village church, Taste and Sea restaurant, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club with restaurant and marina. At the Public Beach there is often a cook-out to benefit the local school or church, check the Bulletin Board. Groceries are at the Isles General Store, Blue Store, Pink Store and Emil's Bakery. Additional dining can be found on outlying cays.

Further north is the Exuma Land and Sea Park, a government preserve both above and below the sea. Accessible only by sea, the Headquarters can guide you to the trails, diving sites.

South of Staniel are other friendly destinations: Quana Cay, a preserve for iquanas, Black Point, Little Farmer's Cay.

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7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% deposit with reservation
Balance and Damage Deposit is due 30 days before arrival date

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 620 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large shower area
  • Shower area is big enough for 2,
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Porch and deck accessible from Bedroom. There is a suspended swing chair for relaxing just outside the sliding door. Many deck chairs and hammock as well
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The spacious platform above the cistern is accessible by the stairway near the outdoor shower,. You can discover panoramic views of the the island. It is the perfect spot for lounging, stargazing or sunbathing. On the wrap-around porch are padded lounges and comfortable chairs with side tables. Also there is a free-standing hammock and a suspended hammock chair.

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