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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.
Also, fresh-water outdoor showers by the house and gazebo.
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 locally available. 3000 foot airstrip for private planes, charters and daily air service on the island. Airport pickup and drop off included....moreless
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Holiday Rate for 2 Dec 26 - Jan 3, 2016 6 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$750
Maximum 4 guests. Minimum age for booking party is 25. Non-smokers only. No pets.
Rates listed are for 2 guests, $35 per extra guest per day.
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 and security deposit due 30 days in advance of rental.
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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
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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