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Sandy Pylos

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Last updated: 10/16/2013

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Staniel Cay house description

Our home 'Sandy Pylos' has been the starting point of many of our family adventures, and hopefully will be the same for you. It's situated in the middle of the Exuma Cays, a daisy chain of Islands that is 80 miles south of Nassau. The islands are part of a group known as the 'Family Islands'. Here the people are friendly, the water is warm and clear, and the snorkeling, diving, and fishing are unforgettable.
The house is located on Staniel Cay, an island with a very small population, right on Exuma Sound. It sits on a private, sandy beach with calm, shallow swimming in the crystal-clear water.
Great sunsets can be viewed from the screened-in porch. The house has two bedrooms and a bath. A large common room contains a living area with three day bed/couches, a dining/game table that comfortably seats ten, and a complete kitchen. There are some additional air mattresses. This common room has sliding doors, and can open almost completely to a 40' x 12' screened-in porch.


The house is equipped with overhead fans -- over the beds and the dining room table. There are also some additional floor fans. A ship-to-shore radio is provided for communicating with boats, other homes, and restaurants. There's usually a daily broadcast of local activities and weather.
Additional amenities include a radio with CD and tape, and assorted games and books on the shelves.
The island is small (2.5 by .5 miles) and 'town' is a 15-minute walk away. Two bikes come with the house, and others are available to rent in town.
Berkie and Vivian Rolle manage our house, and will see that you are met at the plane and taken to the house. They operate 'I'sle General Store' -- one of three grocery stores on the island. They can also rent you a boat.
Nearby attractions include 'Thunderball Grotto' a great place to dive and site of the James Bond Movie 'Thunderball'.

Also nearby are Thunderball Club -- for drinking and dining, Happy People's 'The Royal Entertainer' -- for drinking and dining (home of the 'Teasel berger'), and Staniel Cay Yacht Club -- for drinking and dining.
There are hundreds of deserted beaches, and two pristine ocean beaches. Island activities include bone fishing, snorkeling, diving, conch collecting, and relaxing. Lobster coral reefs and deep-sea fishing are within one-half mile of land.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Non Smoking Only
      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible
      • Children Welcome
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Pets Considered

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

        ...moreless

      • Bedroom 3: 3 sleep sofa /futon

        Day Beds in Living room along Wall...moreless

      • There are some additional air mattresses

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Entertainment

      • MP3 Dock
      • Audio Tape Player
      • Books
      • Books For Adults
      • DVD Player
      • Music Library
      • Radio
      • CD Player
      • Games
      • Games For Kids
      • Toys

      Theme

      • Away From It All
      • Budget

      Attractions

      • Bay/Sound
      • Caves
      • Churches
      • Marina
      • Reefs
      • Restaurants

      Leisure Activities

      • Outlet Shopping
      • Walking
      • Paddle Boating
      • Beachcombing
      • Bird Watching

      local services and businesses

      • Groceries
      • Babysitter

      Location Type

      • Beachfront
      • Oceanfront
      • Waterfront

      sports and adventure activities

      • Wind-Surfing
      • Deepsea Fishing
      • Fly Fishing
      • Snorkeling
      • Hiking
      • Sound/Bay Fishing
      • Fishing
      • Swimming
      • Sailing
      • Cycling
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Surfing

      Arrival Day

          • Flexible

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          forms of payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              General

              • Laundry Soap
              • Local Maps
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone
              • Alarm Clock
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Towels Provided
              • Basic Soaps
              • Toilet Paper

              Kitchen

              • Kitchen
              • Lobster Pot
              • Coffee Maker
              • Stove
              • Blender
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Pantry Items
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Refrigerator
              • Oven
              • Microwave
              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Grinder

              Outside

              • Small Cooler
              • Wood Deck
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Barbecue
              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Fish Cleaning Table
              • Bicycles
              • Boat
              • Balcony
               

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              Base Rate
              7 night min stay

              $1,330 $4,950

              Discounts: 24 nights or more: $175 Nightly

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              Location

              1 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Staniel Cay Landing Strip

              Car: Not Necessary

              Our house in the Bahamas is located on Staniel Cay which is a small island in the Exuma's. The Exuma's are a chain of islands that run from south of Nassau for about 150 miles to Georgetown. Staniel Cay is located about in the middle. I can send you a Google earth placement if you contact me.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1985

              About the owner: Bill & Nancy Nightingale We live in Vermont and have always enjoyed privacy and places off the beaten path.

              Why the Owner Chose Staniel Cay:
              Descovered it in 1985 and fell in love with the Island and people immediately. This was available - we had a young family - and very little resources - no time to build - so we purchased this house located on a beautiful beach. Our goal was to be able to enjoy the island, the beautiful water and beautiful people with our kids and eventually our grand children.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The house is very simple. We have tried to keep it that way. It is a place for the family to gather and not be interrupted by TV etc. The boating is fantastic (diving, fishing, exploring etc.). The Island has alot to offer. Three restaurants and bars, periodic island picnics, and great beaches.. There are many near islands and reefs to explore and bone and deep sea fishing.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Beach In Front of House

                Beach In Front of House

              • Wide opening doors for full view.

                Wide opening doors for full view.

              • Cribbage on Porch

                Cribbage on Porch

              • Dining Table - Day Beds - Living room

                Dining Table - Day Beds - Living room

              • Path to Beach

                Path to Beach

              • New steps into house.

                New steps into house.

              • Dining area.

                Dining area.

              • View from porch.

                View from porch.

              • Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bar.

                Staniel Cay Yacht Club Bar.

              • Mahi mahi for dinner!

                Mahi mahi for dinner!

              • Sand Bar.

                Sand Bar.

              • Bahamian Rock Iguana on a neighboring island.

                Bahamian Rock Iguana on a neighboring island.

              • Western View

                Western View

              • Living room & Kitchen

                Living room & Kitchen

              • House and Beach

                House and Beach

              • Livingroom Kitchen & Porch

                Livingroom Kitchen & Porch

              • Water - Beach - Talus

                Water - Beach - Talus

              • Porch

                Porch

              • Path to beach.

                Path to beach.

              • Sunset from beach in front of house.

                Sunset from beach in front of house.

              • Another Perfect Exuma Beach.

                Another Perfect Exuma Beach.

              • Family Island Boat called 'Termite.'

                Family Island Boat called 'Termite.'

              • Scenic beach & cliff on neighboring island - great picnic beach!

                Scenic beach & cliff on neighboring island - great picnic beach!

              $1,330 per week (USD)
              3

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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