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Private Beach House on 3.25 Acres with Spectacular Beach

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Private Beach House 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 acres of private white sand beach

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Description of the Cat Island vacation house rental

The Boathouse is a custom built, Bahamian-style home set on a privately owned 3 1/4 acre property. The acreage runs from the ocean to the bay with the house set back from the beach between the ocean and the Bay. The Boathouse is surrounded by water on three sides and has a path to the sugar, white sand beach with gin clear water. Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stove top, Ice maker, Select Comfort California King Bed w/ down pillows and 400-count. Egyptian Cotton sheets, fabulous outdoor protected shower, DVD, VHS, Film Library, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fans throughout, lending library, Seagrass furniture, Teak chaise lounges & dining area, IKEA cabinets. 12 foot decks all around. The Boathouse is very private, and it is the only house on our property. All living and entertainment space is upstairs, with the garage, and washer/dryer downstairs. Walk to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club with access to beach bar & outdoor dining. Use of kayaks, canoe, and bicycles included in stay. A selection of grocery markets, restaurants and bars are nearby. Bonefishing in Pigeon Creek, Smith Bay & Orange Creek. U.S. owned vacation home with a local property manager/caretaker for assistance with car rentals,restaurants,sights,etc.

-The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained

-Property manager on-island to assist with any questions or requests

-Broadband wireless internet throughout

-Owner's Toyota 4 Runner available to rent by the week

-Free use of kayaks, canoe and bicycles

New for 2015.......we have added a screened-in section to our outdoor deck for guests added comfort. The custom designed and constructed no-see-um screen system delivers an additional seating/relaxing/eating option outdoors, for those evenings when flying pests may show up. With 1,584 sq ft of covered deck space encircling the entire house, this new screened addition provides maximum flexibility outdoors.




Location

The Boathouse is located on Pigeon Cay beach, in easy walking distance to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Our 3 1/4 acre property has a breathtaking, white sand private beach on the warm and gin clear water of the sea. Pigeon Cay is located on the leeward side of Cat Island making for calm waters & beautiful clean beaches. Our beach is located on a secluded, 3 mile beach which extends to Alligator Point. Pigeon Creek is a large salt water inlet which is behind the house and runs parallel to the beach. Pigeon Creek opens to the sea at Alligator Point and provides for exceptional kayaking in calm waters. You can kayak from behind the Boathouse, out to the sea at Alligator Point, & then back to our beach on the ocean. Sea turtles and large rays are frequently encountered while kayaking in Pigeon Creek. Bonefishing on the fly is exceptional in Pigeon Creek,and also in Smith Bay to the South and Orange Creek to the North. Restaurants & bars serving local fare (lobster, conch) are nearby.
Nearest Airports: New Bight Airport (TBI) at 19 miles & Arthur's Town Airport at 16 miles

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: + 24° 31’ 49.80” N
Longitude: - 75° 36’ 30.85” W






Cat Island Overview

Untainted by tourism, Cat Island is the sixth-largest island in The Bahamas. The fishhook-shaped island; is some 48 miles long and 1 to 4 miles wide, and lies about 325 miles southeast of Miami. Named after the pirate Arthur Catt, it’s located near the Tropic of Cancer, between Eleuthera and Long Island. It has one of the best climates in The Bahamas, with temperatures in the high 60s during the short winters, rising to the mid-80s in summer, with trade winds making the place even more comfortable. With its pristine virgin beaches, Cat Island is one of the most beautiful islands in The Bahamas, and it is so little visited that it's inexpensive and still feels undiscovered. Many local historians claim that Cat Island residents were the first to see Columbus. The great explorer himself was believed by some to have been welcomed here by the peaceful Arawaks. Beautiful beaches offer an array of water sports. Visitors can go swimming or snorkeling at several places.






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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • King size beds (1) Select Comfort California King Bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • In October 2014 we installed a new, state of the art septic system that has a minimal impact on the environment, yet is guest friendly. The original compost system was 100% replaced with this low impact, conventional system. Gigantic shower with extra large brass overhead, showerhead. View of the ocean and backbay while you shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • IKEA Kitchen with Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stovetop, Ice maker, Select Comfort California King Bed w/ down pillows and 400ct. Egyptian Cotton sheets, fabulous outdoor protected shower, DVD, VHS, Film Library,lending library, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fans throughout, Seagrass furniture, Teak chaise lounges & dining area. Stainless Steel 36,000 BTU Weber Gas Grill. 12 foot decks all around. Clothes washer and dryer. Walk to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club with access to beach bar & outdoor dining. Use of kayaks, canoe, and bicycles included in stay....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Fully stocked lending library from Classics to many current New York Time picks. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large library of VHS and DVD's...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The Boathouse has 235 feet of white sand beach on the ocean. A small sand dune between the ocean and the backbay acts as a wind break. The tiki hut is nestled in the break of the dune on our beach for upmost privacy, convenience and comfort. The tiki hut is steps from the water's edge....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Boathouse is surrounded by water on 3 sides and is the only structure on our 3+ acres.The house is sited on the property between the ocean and the backbay to best take advantage of both views. There is a sand path to both our beach on the ocean, and also to the kayak launching area on the backbay. It has an exceptional, and private white sand beach. The sand is like sugar and the water like gin...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The Boathouse is fully air conditioned, although it is rarely needed in this tropical island weather....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and dryer are located in the garage. There is also a clothesline for those that like to dry their items naturally....moreless

  • Garage:

    *****Toyota 4 Runner is available for rent by the week, located at the Boathouse (in our garage)*****...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Down pillows and comforter. 400 count Egyptian 100% cotton sheets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Seagrass sofa with seating for eight (8), plus an oversized ottoman. Both overhead and floor lighting....moreless

  • Parking:

    At the house, or in our garage....moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a phone in the Boathouse, and all calls on-island are included....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer are located in the garage. There is also a clothesline for those that like to dry their items naturally....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Braodband wireless throughout...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Calaphon cookware...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Jenn-Air stovetop, Jenn-Air convection oven, Jenn-Air microwave, ice maker, commercial bar blender, vegetable/rice steamer,toaster,coffee maker,Farberware percolator + Ice cream maker...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Jenn-Air...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks are 12 feet wide on all 4 sides of the Boathouse. In January 2015 we installed a new screened-in section to the covered deck, perfect for dining/reading/relaxing/cocktails. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single kayaks and 1 tandem kayak are available for guest's use. There is also a canoe tied up behind the Boathouse on the back bay....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber 36,000 BTU Stainless Steel Grill...moreless

 

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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Bight. 2 flights/day on SkyBahamas from Nassau
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Derrick's Conch Shack

Kayaking

Pigeon Creek, located just steps behind the Boathouse, makes for a peaceful, quiet trip through an aquatic wonderland. The creek is a nursery for sea turtles, baby sharks, bonefish, manta rays and other small fish. Paddlers can see them cruising along the sandy bottom or darting in and out of the mangrove trees. If you have never kayaked before, this is the place to learn. Our ocean kayaks are wide and stable and do not restrain your legs or body. They are easy to get in and out of and it is easy to learn for first timers.

Boating/Sailing & Diving/Snorkeling

Uninhabited cays, hidden coves, annual regattas. Diving Coral reefs. Blue holes. Walls. Caves. Shipwrecks. Dolphins. The variety of islands in The Bahamas presents a variety of diving experiences. Beginners and experts are welcome.

Deep Sea Fishing is a thrill with huge tuna, wahoo,dolphin, snapper and marlin. Bonefishing 'on the fly' is exceptional in Pigeon Creek,Smith's Bay & Orange Creek.

Note: there are two clinics on the island which can handle most illnesses or medical emergencies (one in Old Bight, the other in Orange Creek). The nearest major hospital is in Nassau.

 

Manager info

About: Sarah and I love traveling and have been visiting Cat Island for 22 years. I grew up exploring the Out Islands of the Bahamas by boat, and have ventured throughout the islands regularly since 1967. We bought this spectacular beachfront property in the late 1990's, and built the 'Boathouse' in January 2007. We moved back to the USA 7 years ago after living 3+ years in Costa Rica and another 3 years living in Mexico. Both our boys are all grown up; Our youngest (marine biologist) is running the Sustainable Fisheries Program for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine, and the oldest is in International Sales living in California.

Why Bennetts Harbor:
Cat Island is truly an unspoiled paradise. The people are wonderful and still wave to everyone as they pass. The Boathouse sits on a beautiful white sand beach with water clear as gin. The beach runs for 3 miles, but you can spend days without seeing another soul (read the guest comments). Snorkeling, scuba diving and 'bonefishing on the fly' , island exploring, beach combing, and sunbathing are among other favorites. Our property is 3 1/4 acres and is surrounded by water on 3 sides. You can launch the kayaks or the canoe behind the house on Pigeon Creek and paddle around to our beach on the ocean. Leslie Kennedy lives on-island and manages the house for us. She will greet you upon your arrival and familiarize you with the house. The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained and Leslie is available to answer any questions you may have or provide assistance with anything you may need.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The use of kayaks, canoe and beach cruiser bicycles are included with your stay at the Boathouse. There are 2 single kayaks and a tandem to choose from. You can bike for miles on the sea road or ride on the main road to Bennett Harbor for lunch at Derrick's Conch Shack or Sammy T's. 3-4 times/week Pigeon Cay Beach Club serves dinner beachside(the small club has only 7 rooms, and is a 5 minute stroll up our beach). All Boathouse guests are invited and have full signing privileges for dinner, drinks, and wine. There is also a beachside honor bar at PCBC which is fully stocked with cold beer, wine, and your favorite cocktails. There is no need to carry cash or drive home when dining and/or enjoying a cocktail up the beach at PCBC. We enjoy cooking and have equipped the Boathouse with a Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stovetop, Ice maker, and a 36,000 BTU Stainless Weber. There is Calphalon cookware, a Waring commercial blender, and an ice cream/sorbet maker. There are 12 foot decks which encircle the entire house perfect for reading, relaxing, cocktails, or just taking in the incredible views. There is a screened area of the deck for dining, reading, or a glass of wine. Ceiling fans are installed throughout the house and on the decks (11 in total). Although rarely needed, the house is also fully air conditioned. The Boathouse has high speed wireless internet included.


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  • Private Beach House 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 acres of private white sand beach

    Private Beach House 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 acres of private white sand beach

  • IKEA Kitchen with JennAir stovetop,JennAir Convection Oven & Microwave,Ice Maker

    IKEA Kitchen with JennAir stovetop,JennAir Convection Oven & Microwave,Ice Maker

  • View to the living room from the deck. Guest submitted photograph (April 2014)

    View to the living room from the deck. Guest submitted photograph (April 2014)

  • A small section of our beach with private tiki hut and chaise lounges

    A small section of our beach with private tiki hut and chaise lounges

  • Scuba diving off Flamingo Point. Visibility 100 feet+.

    Scuba diving off Flamingo Point. Visibility 100 feet+.

  • King size hammock on the deck facing the back bay. Another hammock is opposite.

    King size hammock on the deck facing the back bay. Another hammock is opposite.

  • Boathouse guest playing the saw with the Rake & Scrape band at Da Smoke Pot

    Boathouse guest playing the saw with the Rake & Scrape band at Da Smoke Pot

  • Sea turtle swimming in Pigeon Creek, on the back bay behind the Boathouse.

    Sea turtle swimming in Pigeon Creek, on the back bay behind the Boathouse.

  • Kayaking in Pigeon Creek (back bay) behind the Boathouse heading toward the sea

    Kayaking in Pigeon Creek (back bay) behind the Boathouse heading toward the sea

  • Dolphins playing off New Bight.

    Dolphins playing off New Bight.

  • Scuba diving off Cat Island.

    Scuba diving off Cat Island.

  • Toyota 4 Runner is available to rent by the week located in the Boathouse garage

    Toyota 4 Runner is available to rent by the week located in the Boathouse garage

  • Boathouse Tiki Hut on our beach

    Boathouse Tiki Hut on our beach

  • Living Area with Seagrass furniture,Sisal rugs,library,DVD,VHS,Stereo

    Living Area with Seagrass furniture,Sisal rugs,library,DVD,VHS,Stereo

  • Fabulous Outdoor Protected Shower with plenty of hot,hot water

    Fabulous Outdoor Protected Shower with plenty of hot,hot water

  • Shot from our tiki hut looking out on our white sand beach & crystal clear ocean

    Shot from our tiki hut looking out on our white sand beach & crystal clear ocean

  • Kayaking off Pigeon Creek. Protected,calm water perfect for paddling & adventure

    Kayaking off Pigeon Creek. Protected,calm water perfect for paddling & adventure

  • Recent guests in the tandem kayak off our beach. There are also single kayaks

    Recent guests in the tandem kayak off our beach. There are also single kayaks

  • Pigeon Creek opening to the sea at Alligator Point.

    Pigeon Creek opening to the sea at Alligator Point.

  • Lobster caught snorkeling off the windward side

    Lobster caught snorkeling off the windward side

  • Cliff jumping at the Bluffs. This is an easy bike ride from the Boathouse.

    Cliff jumping at the Bluffs. This is an easy bike ride from the Boathouse.

  • Kalik in Arthur's Town. Local beer, local bar.

    Kalik in Arthur's Town. Local beer, local bar.

  • Cat Island is an Out Island of the Bahamas; 325 miles from Fort Lauderdale

    Cat Island is an Out Island of the Bahamas; 325 miles from Fort Lauderdale

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