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Peaceful Waterside Eco-Friendly Guest House on Stocking Island

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The beach deck is a short walk from the guest house.

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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Stocking Island house description

A pavilion at the highest point on the property, 65 feet, offers a panoramic view of Elizabeth Harbor, the neighboring islands, and open waters of the ocean. Looking down on the beach directly behind Kevalli House, you can see a very rare stromatolite reef, thought to be one of the oldest forms of life on the planet and known to exist in just a few places in the world. At low tide they form beautiful natural soaking pools along the shore, which can be quite a relaxing place to enjoy the crystal clear waters.

The Kevalli House Guest House is a newly renovated 2-bedroom, 1-bath house located on the eastern side of the property. The house provides a peaceful, private waterside living experience for long or short-term rental. It is ideal for a family of four with a large living space and full-sized kitchen, but is also a great spot for a couple's get-away. The house has an airy, screened-in wrap around porch and sun deck with closeup views of Exuma's famously crystal blue waters. There are several places to enjoy an evening of outdoor dining, a relaxing afternoon, or a morning meditation in the sun. Beautiful recycled cedar was used on the interior walls creating a casual island living feel and freshness.

Walkways from the guest house lead you through beautiful natural foliage to the pavilion and the covered beach deck and beach gate. On the very front of the property is a 200 foot long fixed dock which provides access to the cove. This protected body of water features two of the famous Bahamian blue holes. Mystery Cave is considered one of the best snorkeling spots in the area and is within snorkeling distance of the dock, or you may choose to use some of the kayaks or paddleboards that are available. Great snorkeling is also found 'ocean-side'. A floating dock provides access for small boats.

Kevalli House is a very eco-friendly choice. We are 99% solar-powered and meet our water needs by collecting rain water. We try to limit our impact on the environment as much as possible by using environmentally-friendly cleaning products, recycling, reusing, and reducing. Our paths are lit with solar-powered lights, fans and island breezes keep our rooms cool, and numerous windows catch evening breezes very effectively.

A 20 minute cab ride takes you from the airport to the government dock in George Town where the water taxi picks you up for the ride to Kevalli House. In George Town there are numerous businesses, including a well-stocked grocery store, car rental, boat rental, straw market, library, and a nice variety of restaurants. The Bahamas has over 300 sunny days a year, crystal clear warm water, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, one of which is right in the backyard of Kevalli House.

Kevalli House is the best choice for a tranquil island experience, with all of the comforts and natural amenities Exuma has to offer.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Ice Maker
              • Pantry Items
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Catering Available
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Babysitter
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Cottages have direct, private beach and harbor access. Kayaks, paddle boarding, and snorkeling gear are provided....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Television
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    For use with purchase of pre-paid phone cards....moreless

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure

                  Activities

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Hiking
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Groceries
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Reefs
                  • Marina
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                   

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                  Base Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $430
                  $2,870

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  10% local tax not included.


                  Notes:

                  House includes use of house, beach deck, pavilion, docks, kayaks, snorkeling gear. Rate based on 4-person occupancy. Additional person $500/week.

                  Cash payment preferred. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  George Town (GGT)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  George Town
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Stocking Island
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Chat n' Chill

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Kevalli House is situated on 11+ acres of oceanfront land on Stocking Island, the barrier island that forms Elizabeth Harbor. Because there are no motorized vehicles on the island and access is by boat only, much of the land on Stocking Island is pristine. This five mile long island contains only seven home sites of which Kevalli House is the furthest west. At Kevalli House, you are steps away from the beach, the harbor, boating, snorkeling, kayaking, and minutes away from beach bars, restaurants, and many secluded beaches to explore.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2005

                  About the owner: Bob Cronin is the owner of Kevalli House. After retiring from an active business life and many years of the cruising life, Bob fell in love with the beautiful waters of Exuma and the extraordinary property he calls Kevalli House. Over the last 6 years Bob has been working to renovate and restore this unique property.

                  Why the Owner Chose Stocking Island:
                  The Exuma Islands of the Bahamas have the most beautiful crystal, clear waters Bob has come across in all his travels. Exuma is a safe community and very welcoming to visitors. Stocking Island is pristine and remote, yet is conveniently located 1.5 miles from George Town, Great Exuma. Direct flights from Nassau, Florida (Miami and Fort Lauderdale), Atlanta, and Toronto make Great Exuma and Kevalli House very accessible.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Kevalli House has direct, private access to both Elizabeth Harbour and a beautiful, sandy 2.5 mile long beach. Views of the water and ocean breezes are found everywhere. Kevalli House was originally developed in the 1960s with sustainability in mind. The property is entirely off the grid, with solar and rain catchment systems. Native trees, amazing stonework, and the numerous hues of blue in the sky and waters provide a backdrop or peace and tranquility.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The beach deck is a short walk from the guest house.

                    The beach deck is a short walk from the guest house.

                  • The screened in porch is a great place to retreat after a day at the beach.

                    The screened in porch is a great place to retreat after a day at the beach.

                  • Enjoy meals or a game of cards on the porch any time of day.

                    Enjoy meals or a game of cards on the porch any time of day.

                  • The kitchen is brightened by reclaimed wood and a solar light.

                    The kitchen is brightened by reclaimed wood and a solar light.

                  • The second bedroom is perfect for kids or friends.

                    The second bedroom is perfect for kids or friends.

                  • The screened in porch and green path to the dock.

                    The screened in porch and green path to the dock.

                  • The sun deck is perfect for relaxing while taking in views of the harbor.

                    The sun deck is perfect for relaxing while taking in views of the harbor.

                  • The guest house is nestled in the foliage of Stocking Island.

                    The guest house is nestled in the foliage of Stocking Island.

                  • The interior has a casual and comfortable beach house feel.

                    The interior has a casual and comfortable beach house feel.

                  • Get a good nights sleep in cotton sheets on a comfortable king-sized bed.

                    Get a good nights sleep in cotton sheets on a comfortable king-sized bed.

                  • The guest house bathroom is clean and bright.

                    The guest house bathroom is clean and bright.

                  • The pavilion offers panoramic views of Stocking Island and surrounding waters.

                    The pavilion offers panoramic views of Stocking Island and surrounding waters.

                  VRBO #433686

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

                  $430 per night (USD)
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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

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