Banana Wind ...Lovely Oceanfront Beach House on a Quiet Cove
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
New Bight house description
Intimate and romantic describes the Banana Wind Beach House situated on a quiet cove (preferred calmer Exuma Sound side of Cat Island). Spend your days lounging on the beach, snorkeling, diving, beach combing, or playing tennis on a beautiful seaside court. Hike up to the beautiful ruins of the Hermitage, the highest point in all the Bahamas. Beautifully furnished and equipped with all the modern conveniences such as full kitchen, laundry facilities, A/C, high speed internet, telephone, TV, movie videos, DVD player, stereo and CD player. There are excellent restaurants near the home (reasonable) with delicious Bahamian cuisine.
Grill your catch-of-the-day or have Janice, our housekeeper and excellent chef, prepare a true Bahamian feast right in the home. Ask her husband, Reynold, about chartering his boat for a day of sightseeing, fishing or diving. This home has 2 bedrooms + small loft. It can sleep up to 10 comfortably.
Bikes, sea kayaks, tennis rackets, fishing poles, skiff (small boat w/oars) and pick-up and return to New Bight Airport included.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Cooking Utensils
- 4 Ring Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
- Child's Highchair
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Living Room
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill Gas
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Sun, sand, sea and STARS
Sun, sand, sea and STARS
I have been back here three times in four years now! Does that tell you anything? Each time it gets better. This year, Banana Winds had been upgraded again, inside and outside, and it sparkled. It is literally on the beach and has all the comforts of home. Well almost. This is the Bahamas after all and Cat Island is truly Bahamian, so don't expect to get a dozen TV channels or pizza delivered to your door. You will need to make reservations to eat out not because of the crowds but because your meal will be caught fresh (perhaps by you), and cooked, just for you. Cash is king on the island so don't expect to leave home with a credit card and still be served. Banana Wind, the Dolphin house and the Spectacular Ocean front Villa are all part of the Bannister estate on 14 acres on the southern part of Cat island and a good get-away to relax, read or just chill out with friends. The ocean is pure blue and the beaches on the south part of the island are the best. Nothing is close to anything, and that is part of the charm. Be prepared to entertain yourselves and enjoy life as it should be. That said, the Greenwood resort (awesome beach) and are others are within a short driving distance. TBI airport is about 35 minutes from Nassau and it will take another half hour or so to get to the estate. You will get picked up by Reynold Butler, alias host / caretaker / handyman / fisherman/ diver/ restauranteer. He may also be the best fish filleter you have met and I would strongly advise you try a fishing outing with him and his crew (hint- take a bottle -or two- of Captain Morgan Rum with you for best results). Janice, his wife cooked some of the best Bahamian meals I can remember (after one of those fishing trips). Just kidding, her cooking is AWESOME. At the estate, there are kayaks, bicycles, a tennis court, a piano in the villa, and various toys to keep you entertained. But in truth, be prepared to go there not to be entertained, but rather just to enjoy life. And when you are there, remember to watch the stars in the sky! You may never have seen the Milky Way until you go to Cat Island.
- Guest Graham (Boston, MA, USA)
- Date of stay 09/21/13
- Review Submitted 11/12/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
We rented the Big Spectacular house and the Banana Wind for the entire month of May! The houses were both amazing and all of our guest were more then pleased. There is a beautiful private beach right at your back door with excellent snorkeling. The view is absolutely stunning especially watching the sunset. The big house is perfect for large groups and family because there is plenty of room so everyone has their privacy yet has very large comfortable common areas like the living room, kitchen and deck so to enjoy everyone's company. The Banana Wind is perfect for a couple or a small group of people. It is perfectly located right on the beach and is walking distance from the big house. The caretaker of the house, is phenomenal! He is always a phone call away. If you don't feel like cooking, there is an amazing chef that is available. All the houses are very clean and maintained very well. Cat island is a must see destination and any one of Bannister Peachtree homes are perfect and can accommodate big or small groups. I would highly recommend this property! This is our second year there and we are all looking forward to next year!
- Guest Deb (USA)
- Date of stay 05/01/11
- Review Submitted 06/22/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, tourists without a car.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.$1085-$1685/week. Pick-up/return to New Bight Airport included. Security deposit of $685.00 charged to Visa/Mastercard/Discover is refunded within 7 days of departure. Rates may vary due to season/demand. 1-800-605-9599 for best deal.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Banana Wind Beach House Sits on a Gorgeous Beach
Great views form kitchen and livingroom.
The view from the house and deck can not be beat.
Great place to relax and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
Every room has a great view.
Memories are Made Here
Take a stroll on our private beach.
Take a kayak out for a late night paddle.
Thanks Reynold how about 2 more please.
Some of the Best Snorkeling and Diving Spots
Alot of different fish on the reef
Look a school of angel fish.
Directly on the beach
New cabinets and granite counters
Relax and enjoy your meals inside or outside.
Courtesy cars available for $185 compared to Island rates of $600 a week.
Sandy beach just outside for you to enjoy
Take a late night stroll and watch the sunset.
Ask Reynold to catch you some fresh lobsters to eat.
See a turtle.
Great location for scuba and snorkeling.
See all the different coral life.
Can you find the Sea Horse?