Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Bob Cronin
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 5 years Bob has been working to renovate and restore this unique property.
Bob Cronin purchased this Cottage in 2005
Why Bob Cronin chose Exuma
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
Max guests: 6
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Great location. Loved the ability to be on the beach or be protected on the bay side.
Our host was excellent with help on things to do and places to go.
A little limited on amenities but the location makes up for it. We had the beach to ourselves and loved having our morning coffee at the upper gazebo looking over the ocean.
Excellent and loved the location!
House was clean and and very nice. The only thing that this property needs more of is fans. The evenings were a bit muggy and hot, so a few more fans would have been nice.
Norman is excellent, always there to taxi you to town and full of great information. We will be back!.
Bob was very responsive with all our questions, great to do business with. Thanks for everything, great memories for our family!
Adventure at your fingertips!
We had an amazing time staying on Stocking Island. As my kids (ages 11 &13) said, all the things we wanted to do from snorkeling, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding to climbing a tree were all right at our fingertips and we could do without having to rent an item or drive to it. That was a huge bonus! Kevalli House was a clean, wonderful property with amazing views -- we loved climbing up to the Pavillion! And a bonus was the ping pong table at the Cottages -- I don't think my kids asked for screen time once while staying at Kevalli. Bob was a knowledgeable and kind host! We loved him sharing his home and Stocking Island with us. As Bob says, this is definitely a place to be independent, which we loved, but we had to be organized too, especially with meals. The kitchen we had was simple, and we were able to get good food supplies from George Town, but going out to a restaurant took some planning. It was lots of fun to kayak to Chat and Chill and see/feed the stingrays.
Beautiful setting, friendly people, authentic experience
Ok. I am at a point where I want to experience real. Meet real people and do real things. This is one of those places. Dave took us in a dingy to st Francis for open mic night. Snorkel from the dock. Talk to people from all over the world that have a passion for boating like Philip and Bridget that shared a bottle of wine with us on our last night.
The house is comfortable. Lots of room to spread out. Groceries, bone fishing and scuba are a $15 taxi ride away. The property and it’s surrounding wilderness are stunning. 300 or 400 ft takes you from the Atlantic side to the harbor.
We make it a rule not to return to the same place twice. We will come back here.
Wonderful & Secluded
We had a lovely time at this very comfortable cottage. The beds were comfortable, the cottage was roomy & the grounds & pavilions provided amazing views and access to the beach. The trails around the island are so fun to explore!
The things I see that could be improved: *provide more than 2 bath towels per room. The island is damp and the towels were a bit musty by the end of the trip, even hanging them on the line to dry.
*provide a small boat to get to Chat n Chill or Georgetown or some of the other beaches on the island since access is very limited from Kevalli by foot (Norman was great to help us when we needed a ride, but we would have gotten to do more had we our own boat) We used the kayaks and paddle boards provided but several days were very windy and this made it very difficult to get anywhere.
*an electric coffee maker would be nice (we had a press and it was ok, but a coffee maker would have been better)
We loved the cottage and the island and Norman was always helpful when we needed a ride or anything at all. We would come back here again for sure!!
Thanks very much for being our guests and taking the time to write the review. I am really glad you enjoyed this place and would come back again. We would love for you to return as many of our guests do.
Your suggestions are appreciated. We have lots of towels here and would gladly provide fresh towels. I will put some spares on the shelf in the closet for our next guests. That is actually our standard procedure and I am sorry you didn’t have them. We use the French press for coffee instead of an electric coffee maker because being off the grid we can save a lot of power that would go into keeping coffee warm all day. That’s really just a trade off for this very green lifestyle.
Thanks again for sharing this paradise with us. Extra towels for you all on the next visit!
Stocking Island has several restaurants/beach bars that are easily within walking, kayaking, boating distance. The island also has an extensive nature trail system great for long or short hikes and birding. Historic tours of Great and Little Exuma and boat charter trips through the Exuma Cays are a great day trips. Please contact us for a complete list of activities.