2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4-5
Peter & Betty Oxley
- english, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
About Peter & Betty Oxley
We moved from England in 1999 and in 2001 found the ideal, beachfront land on which to build our dream home 'Coral Sands Beach Villa' Using a renowned architect to turn our ideas into plans, we oversaw the construction during 2002/2003. We were keen to maximise the very special location of being centrally positioned on what is regarded as the best beach on the island and provide flexible accommodation for groups of 2 and up to 8 guests . We wanted to ensure that everyone has privacy with completely separate entrances in different parts of the building Now with our combined 40+ years of welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to help with making the best suggestions to get the most out of a visit to the island
Peter & Betty Oxley purchased this Apartment in 2003
Why Peter & Betty Oxley chose George Town
Hoopers Bay area is primary residential with just a few upscale homes fronting the bay but convenient for local shops, the International Airport ( 5 Miles ) and Georgetown ( 3 miles ). So for us, living on the island full time it is an ideal spot as well as for visitors.
What makes this Apartment unique
Other visitors comments can best describe the pleasures of staying at this very special property and please read these on our HomeAway main advertisement.
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Beautiful island! Easy travel and wonderful Caribbean vacation.
Exuma is a hidden gem. We came on recommendation from relatives and it definitely lived up to the hype. We spent much of our time visiting the beaches all along the east side of the island. The location of this property is good for a couple reasons. It is located on Hoopers Bay which is well protected from wind. Also, it is in the middle of the island which makes it easy to explore both the northern and southern beaches in no more than 30 minutes drive. The property is in good condition and the Oxley’s made sure we were well taken care of. The beaches we visited were outstanding. It was an easy flight from Atlanta directly to the island. We highly recommend it!
We are so pleased that the recommendations of your relatives who had stayed with us previously lived up to your expectations and experiences.
It was lovely to welcome you to Coral Sands and thank you for the very helpful review for future guests. Hope that either yourselves or other family members/friends can again enjoy the beauty and beaches of Exuma sometime in the future.
Best wishes from the sunshine and 82*.
Betty & Peter-Owners since 2001
We visited Great Exuma 31 May through 7 June 2018. My first impression was even more than I expected. Beautiful stunning waters and beaches! I almost cried! Coral Sands was just the perfect place for my husband and I. Everything was just outstanding. Peter was very helpful and provided us a lot of information as first timers to the island. We hung out on Hooper's Bay, rented a boat for two days exploring and snorkeling, and also rented Peter's jeep which was helpful to go explore the island. I cannot say enough about this fabulous place and island. We loved it and will be going back in the future!
You were lovely guests whom we enjoyed welcoming to our Coral Sands beach apartment. Thank you for your very helpful Review which will certainly help other future guests & hope that we can welcome you again in the future.
Best wishes from the sunshine,
Betty & Peter Oxley
A little bit of heaven on earth!
Best place to stay on the island in my opinion. We loved being on Hoopers Bay, water was calm and shallow, perfect for our kids and my mother in law to wade in! We enjoyed using the kayaks that were included with the rental and got to see the sea turtles swimming in the bay nearly every day. A rental car is a must in my opinion to explore the island, get groceries, and go out to eat on occasion. Peter was an excellent host, making sure everything was to our satisfaction and he let us rent his van which was a huge step up from the other rental vehicles on the island, not to mention, cheaper.
The unit we rented was right on the beach, which was so convenient. We rented the upper unit and enjoyed being able to sit on the covered deck with a spectacular view of the beach. There were 5 of us, and we had plenty of room. The unit was clean and well furnished. We will definitely be back to this island paradise and rent again from Peter and Betty!
We are so pleased that your 3 generations had a lovely time at our Coral Sands beach villa and were able to experience many of the activities available right on the Hoopers Bay beach.
Your very detailed Review will certainly help other potential guests and we look forward to again welcoming yourselves and other family members to stay
Best wishes from the sunshine and many thanks,
Great view but some glitches...
We enjoyed our recent stay at Coral Sands but it was not without some issues. Upon our arrival we were greeted by a realtor as the owners were off-island.
We thought we had booked the main portion of the house but were told we had booked the west wing. I believe that could have been explained to us better as my husband went by the photographs on VRBO. Luckily, there had been a plumbing issue in the unit so we were moved over to the main portion, anyway. We had to wait for the housekeeper to come and change the linens and towels as someone had checked out earlier.
The house was as pictured. Apparently, there was supposed to be information for us regarding the house but we didn't get it. For the first three days we had no hot water because it hadn't been turned on. We just assumed we'd have cold showers for the week. When Peter returned to island and stopped by to see how we were we mentioned it. The realtor was supposed to turn it on and didn't. The television remote did not work well and there was no DVD player (as mentioned in amenities). There is a safe but no key. If you're travelling with a lot of cash (we were told small restaurants don't take credit cards so we had a great deal), this is an issue. I carried it with me the entire week and was uncomfortable. Without instruction we struggled with the AC in the bedroom and bathroom.
We had no telephone or WiFi for much of the trip. We did not have international calling on our phones and had to call back to the US to check on an aging parent which we would have done through texts. It ended up costing us an extra $100 on our cell phone bill which I was not expecting. I advise travelers to opt for international calling before going to Exuma.
We dined out each night and our anniversary meal was at the Rusty Anchor and we had top notch food and service. Best meal of the trip! There is a small grocery store up the road for essentials and driving the island is easy. Be advised our rental car had the steering wheel on the right and driving is on the left (as it is in Europe). There's a bit of a learning curve. We also went bonefishing one morning with Bonefish Stevie and had a great time!
Most of our issues were minor but this was our 37th wedding anniversary and my 60th birthday trip and it was not as blissful as we had hoped.
The beach was lovely (probably one of the prettiest we've ever seen). We literally had it all to ourselves most of the stay. We hope to return to Exuma in the near future.
Thank you for your Review & we are glad that you enjoyed your special stay with the complimentary upgrade upgrade ro the large Master Suite.
We notified you in advance that our realtor representative would be welcoming you on your arrival & when we returned the the next day, we were pleased to visit you & explain more about the villa including how to use the A/C remote & put on the hot water. We were also very pleased that our representative had already given you the video player & remote on your first afternoon!
Our only regret is that we could not cure the island-wide internet problem which everyone suffered for a few days after a central upgrade in Nassau failed - now fortunately this is rectified & everyone is very happy!
Betty & Peter
Truly a AMAZING experience!
Just came back from a 11 days stay at the Coral Sands... Wow a amazing experience . Starting by a arrange taxi pick up at the airport and and warm welcome by Peter the owner at the house upon arrival and departure . He was simply special... helping us with the highlight of the island and the car we rented from him ( perfect and clean). He was their all thru the stay to help us with tours boat and great suggestions. Hooper's Bay is the place to stay very well situated in the island and close from George town (5 min) . The house was simply gorgeous and very comfortable. Super clean and very well equipped.The terrace and the view is simply stunning! The beach is amazing! Don't search anymore it's the place to stay in Exuma! This is a GEM!!! Thank you so much you help us create unforgettable memories! We will be back!
You were so kind to write about your stay - you are a lovely family who enjoyed your stay & the activities you experienced.
Hope that Montreal does not feel too cold in comparison & we send our warm thanks from the sunshine & 29* of Exuma.
Betty & Peter - owners
Our family of four stayed at Coral Sands for the second summer and once again had a spectacular vacation. Hoopers Bay's is one of the best beaches on the island and we typically had the whole beach to ourselves. Great swimming beach for kids as no matter the wind conditions always calm in this bay. We rented the cozy two bedroom apartment which is perfect for out family (two girls, 9 and 11). Great second floor covered deck porch overlooks the bay with a beautiful view and two big tables for outside meals. Peter and Betty, the owners, live close by and are accessible if needed and a great source of local knowledge which they are eager to share. We rented a car from Peter which is advisable for exploring the island. We will be back!
Hi Stewart & family,
Glad that HomeAway was easier to send a Review about your 2nd visit to Coral Sands Beach Villa.
Many thanks for the great comments & these will certainly help others to appreciate more about Exuma.
Best wishes to you all & hope to see you again in the future - either to Exuma or our Long Island Beach House.
Betty & Peter - Owners
Hoopers Bay area is the most convenient on the island with only a 10 minute journey from the international airport, and then 6 minutes to the capital-Georgetown.
Local well stocked shops are within a 5 minute easy walk.
Besides the beautiful beach at Hoopers Bay, there are other beaches within a short distance, whilst from Georgetown, the daily water taxi to Stocking Island ( which takes less then 15 minutes and costs $12 round trip ) with its miles of calm shallow water is not to be missed.