Private Beach House on 3.25 Acres with Spectacular Beach 55 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Reviews(59 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
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, or a car can be arranged by the day in Bennett's Harbor
-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.
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
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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Member since: 2007
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Smoking Allowed
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- 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
- CD Player
- Wildlife Viewing
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
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
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- Seating for 8 people
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4 night min stay
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- Tax Rate 10%
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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 is one clinic on the island which can handle most illnesses or medical emergencies. The nearest major hospital is in Nassau.
About: Sarah and I love traveling and have been visiting Cat Island for 23 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 grown; our youngest (marine biologist) is engaged in Sustainable Fisheries in Portland, Maine, and the oldest is in International Business Development living in California.
Why Cat Island, Bahamas:
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 (they are located either behind the house on the backbay, or on the ocean side tied up at PCBC). The bicycles are located in our garage.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.
- Primary: +1242 3545084
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Private Beach House 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 acres of private white sand beach
View to the living room from the deck. Guest submitted photograph (April 2014)
IKEA Kitchen with JennAir stovetop,JennAir Convection Oven & Microwave,Ice Maker
Bathroom is open, airy and well lit with high ceilings & large shower adjoining
Jumbo hammock on the back bay side of the Boathouse. Second hammock on sea side.
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
Boathouse guest playing the saw with the Rake & Scrape band at Da Smoke Pot
Lobster caught snorkeling off the windward side
Cliff jumping at the Bluffs. This is an easy bike ride from the Boathouse.
Scuba diving off Cat Island.
Cat Island is an Out Island of the Bahamas; 325 miles from Fort Lauderdale
Boathouse Tiki Hut on our beach
Living Area with Seagrass furniture,Sisal rugs,library,DVD,VHS,Stereo
California King Select Comfort bed, 100% Cotton sheets, & Tommy Bahama accents
Fabulous Outdoor Protected Shower with plenty of hot,hot water
A small section of our beach with private tiki hut and chaise lounges
Scuba diving off Flamingo Point. Visibility 100 feet+.
Pigeon Creek opening to the sea at Alligator Point.
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
Kalik in Arthur's Town. Local beer, local bar.
Dolphins jumping off New Bight
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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