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Gorgeous Beach, Finest Views, Charming, Private & Romantic Home - Crow's Nest

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Dazzling beaches, gorgeous views, privacy


Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Staniel Cay house description

With over 800' of gorgeous beachfront, on 10+ private acres, Crow's Nest, situated atop the highest point of sunny Staniel Cay, features the finest views in all directions: sunsets over the harbor, sunrises over the ocean, myriad cays and inlets up Pipe Creek to the north, and a long white sandy beach to the south.

Additionally, there is a protected sandy beach and swimming hole on the blue lagoon (other side of the property) where the Crow's Nest gazebo enjoys views down the length of the inlet, and the Crow's Nest mooring provides a protected harbor for a boat.

Overlooking the beach, Crow's Nest is a spacious contemporary cottage with 2,200 square feet of living space. The octagonal living room takes advantage of the spectacular views in all directions. The cozy tropical furnishings compliment the sparkling azure waters, dazzling coral sands, and abundant underwater splendors. Experience paradise.

-- Lounge on the expansive screened porch -- and enjoy the ocean breezes.
-- Soak up some sun in the very private patio area.
-- Dine overlooking the ocean beaches.
-- Wake in the loft to watch the sun rise over the ocean.
-- Shower with views of the harbor.
-- Prepare dinner with one of the best views in the world

Crow's Nest is ideal for two to four people. It is a very special place for us. We treat Crow's Nest with care -- and we want our guests to, also. We want you to enjoy Crow's Nest as much as we do. Please call us with any questions you may have.

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation -- with the balance due 30 days prior to your planned arrival date. The rental fee is nonrefundable unless we are able to rebook the dates that you reserved.
The small island of Staniel Cay offers the rare mixture of a quaint village, Bahamian family island culture, beauty, and tranquility.

The people are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet.
Crow's Nest is less than one mile from the village. The village includes the Isle's General store, Pink Store, Blue Store, Mt. Olivetti Church (everyone is welcome), a beauty salon, several straw shops, a clinic, All-Age School, a telephone office and tower (with Cingular and Verizon cell coverage), and the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
North of the village are Thunderball Club and Restaurant, Pirate's Trap, and pristine rugged land that's ideal for hiking and exploring.
In addition to the Staniel Cay restaurants, you may want to experience dining at some of the nearby islands.
The warm waters are crystal clear, with varying azure hues. You'll find an abundance of brilliantly colored marine life in less than fifteen feet of water throughout the cays.
Of special note is Thunderball Grotto (so named because James Bond 'Thunderball' movie scenes were shot there).

The grotto is a naturally hollowed-out cay, opposite the Yacht Club. Schools of beautiful and tame fish live there in a setting of colorful sponges and coral.
If you visit, you'll swim through a surface entrance to the interior cave that is lit by a hole in the 'roof'. Once inside, you'll discover the 'hidden' passageways out.
Several miles farther north is the beginning of the 22-mile Exuma Land and Sea Park, a wildlife and underwater preserve. The park stores many treats for the visual explorer. And an island just south of Staniel Cay is a wildlife preserve for iguanas.
Whether underwater or above, the Exuma Cays are spectacular.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Master Loft: 1 queen

            360 degree views...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

            or 2 twin beds...moreless

          • King in downstairs bedroom converts to two twins.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: combination tub/shower, toilet


          • Also, fresh-water outdoor showers by the house and gazebo.

          Other Amenities

              • Mooring with out-haul available by gazebo; bread maker; boats & golf carts available locally. Wireless internet is also available at the nearby yacht club. Nature trail, fishing guides, dive shop locally available. 3000 foot airstrip for private planes, charters and daily air service on the island. Airport pickup and drop off included....moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Kids


              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Caves
              • Library

              Leisure Activities

              • Luaus
              • Walking
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching

              local services and businesses

                  • Groceries

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Surfing
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining:

                        Dine overlooking the longest beach on Staniel....moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Internet
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Activities Guide


                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils


                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Porch / Veranda
                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Gazebo with table & chairs & fresh-water water shower on blue lagoon...moreless



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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Holiday Rate for 2
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      6 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      4 night min stay

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%


                      Maximum 4 guests. Minimum age for booking party is 25. Non-smokers only. No pets.

                      Rates/wk are for 2 guests, $25 per extra guest .

                      Discounts for 4 or more weeks.

                      Extra nights & short stays only available on short notice. Minimum 4-night booking.

                      Advance cleaning and linens included.

                      50% non-refundable deposit (unless able to re-rent) required to book reservation. Remaining rental, room tax and security deposit due 30 days in advance of rental.

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                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      0.1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      G&B Highway (mostly golf carts)
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      SCYC, Taste & Sea, Big Dog's
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      SCYC, Taste & Sea, Big Dog's

                      Staniel Cay is in the midst of the magnificent Exuma Cays, approximately 75 miles south of Nassau, 60 miles north of George Town, 8 miles south of the Land & Sea Park, and 250 miles southeast of Florida.

                      To get there, fly in from Ft Lauderdale or Nassau over gorgeous varied-hued azure waters. Staniel Cay has an excellent 3030' runway (MYES).

                      For viewing on Google Earth (or other) the coordinates are 24 degrees 10' 32' N by 76 degrees 26' 20' W

                      Other Activities: Beach combing & exploring beautiful waters & uninhabited islands


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1984

                      About the owner: Pam and Glenn, now retired from creating software solutions for the financial services industry, spend their winters on Staniel Cay. Crow’s Nest always has been their children’s’ favorite place since they were infants.

                      Why the Owner Chose Staniel Cay:
                      Crow’s was built in the late 1970’s by the original developer of Staniel Cay, who selected it as the best location on the island for his personal residence. Atop the highest point of the island, in the middle of 10+ acres, it is a historical icon that is visible by island-goers from miles away. Situated in the middle of a long white sandy beach, with views in all directions, Crow’s Nest enjoys the most spectacular vistas on the island.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Crow’s Nest has been welcoming guests since 1985. Many of our guests have returned year after year, making it their vacation home. Crow’s Nest’s charm, breezes, amazing views, privacy and comfort offer you an unparalleled out-island Bahamian experience in the beautiful central Exumas. The island’s amenities are only a few minutes away. Great snorkeling, the swimming pigs, iguanas, Thunderball Grotto and more are right here in the Staniel Cay area.

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                      • Dazzling beaches, gorgeous views, privacy

                        Dazzling beaches, gorgeous views, privacy

                      • Dine overlooking long white sandy beaches

                        Dine overlooking long white sandy beaches

                      • Master loft with 360 views

                        Master loft with 360 views

                      • Making conch fritters & rum punches

                        Making conch fritters & rum punches

                      • Very private patio area

                        Very private patio area

                      • Aerial view of property

                        Aerial view of property

                      • View to the south

                        View to the south

                      • Ocean beach

                        Ocean beach

                      • View of Thunderball at sunset

                        View of Thunderball at sunset

                      • Fabulous snorkeling

                        Fabulous snorkeling

                      • Racing for a snack

                        Racing for a snack

                      • Spy a starfish in the shallows

                        Spy a starfish in the shallows

                      • Cozy living room

                        Cozy living room

                      • Crow's Nest's gazebo & swimming hole on the lagoon

                        Crow's Nest's gazebo & swimming hole on the lagoon

                      • First floor bedroom

                        First floor bedroom

                      • Expansive screened porch

                        Expansive screened porch

                      • Path to the beach

                        Path to the beach

                      • View to the north

                        View to the north

                      • blue lagoon

                        blue lagoon

                      • Early morning view of Crow's Nest

                        Early morning view of Crow's Nest

                      • Thunderball Grotto

                        Thunderball Grotto

                      • Feed the swimming pigs

                        Feed the swimming pigs

                      • Iguana on nearby island

                        Iguana on nearby island

                      • Land & Sea Park, nearby

                        Land & Sea Park, nearby

                      $400 - $500 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-6 nights
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