Set on a peninsula with just 7 homes on it, our house has spectacular water views from almost every window. You can spend your days floating in our large private pool, or walk just a few minutes to one of two different gorgeous white sand beaches. The smaller beach is nearly always completely deserted, and is only 150 yards from our front door. The larger beach is 650 yards from our house, and then allows for a nearly mile long walk beside the turquoise waters of Emerald Bay, as well as swimming, snorkeling, and body-surfing. If golf is your thing, the 15th tee of the Greg Norman-designed Emerald Reef course is just outside our back door.
Although you'll want to spend most of your time outside enjoying the beautiful Bahamian weather, being inside is no hardship either! The house is graciously appointed, with a tropical island feel to it. The first floor has three bedrooms: a guest room with a king bed, a smaller guest room with a twin bunk bed (and a pull out trundle beneath it), and the master bedroom with a king bed and sitting area. The master bedroom has French doors that open on to the back patio and pool area. The pool is 25' x 75', and has a nearby outdoor shower and bathroom that can be accessed only from outside. Each of the bedrooms has a full bath ensuite, and the master bath has a very large glass-walled walk in shower with 14' ceilings.
Upstairs, there is another guest bedroom, also with a king sized bed, small private balcony, and full bath ensuite. The kitchen, dining area, and living room are open plan. The kitchen has all the amenities you could need, and there is a separate bar area near the kitchen, with a wine refrigerator and ice maker. The living room and master bedroom both have large flat screen TVs with satellite TV.
The second floor has large covered balconies in both the front and back of the house, with expansive ocean views from either side. The back balcony (overlooking the pool) has a dining table, outdoor gas grill, and a spiral staircase with direct access down to the pool patio.
The house is fully air-conditioned and also has ceiling fans if you prefer. There is wireless internet throughout. There are plenty of pool and beach toys, including beach towels and chairs, boogie boards, and snorkel gear. There is also a good selection of books, board games, and DVDs, to keep you amused on the rare cloudy day. If you need to do some laundry, there is a washer and dryer. The house is cleaned once a week, though it is possible to arrange additional services at an extra fee.
Great Exuma is easy to access by air. The airport is George Town (GGT), and there are daily flights from Miami on American, from Atlanta on Delta, from Fort Lauderdale on United, from Nassau on SkyBahamas or BahamasAir, and weekly flights from Toronto on AirCanada. Our house is just 20 minutes from the airport.
We will be happy to give you recommendations for activities on the island, including directions to our favorite beach where you can often find sand dollars in the water at low tide. Venturing further afield, you can take a boat trip to see iguanas and the famous swimming pigs, go bone fishing in the flats, snorkel at the 'blue hole', have a cold beer at the weekly pig roast at Chat 'n Chill on nearby Stocking Island, rent your own boat for the day at Minn's in George Town to explore the many cays of Elizabeth Harbor, and many more outdoor activities. Of course, we'll also give recommendations on restaurants, where to get groceries, etc.Get the full listing »