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Stunning Beach, Reef, and Home on Private South End of Great Guana Cay

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Exceptional Waterfront Island Living in a Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas, with the 3rd longest barrier reef in the world off the back deck, "Keep Smiling" is a beautiful home featuring high end amenities, an open plan living area and kitchen, and extensive wraparound decking - covered and uncovered - for the perfect island vacation experience. Expansive landscaping adds to the overall serenity and character of the house.

“Keep Smiling” is open and welcoming, with a relaxed great room filled with a super comfortable, cozy sofa, chaise and chairs, a dining table for six, an island bar with bar stools, and a gourmet kitchen. Vaulted ceilings paneled in Cypress wood ensure the house is airy and filled with light.

The gourmet kitchen is equipped with just about everything you could need, including a Thermador gas range, a Kitchenaid fridge and freezer, two Kitchenaid ovens, a Kitchenaid dishwasher, and a microwave. You’ll also find plenty of pots and pans for cooking, an excellent array of knives and serving dishes, and loads of plates, bowls, cups and glasses (including all kinds of beach plasticware to take outside).

Just next door to the kitchen there’s a utility room with a washer and drier, along with a cupboard filled with beach towels.

There are two bedrooms downstairs. The master bedroom has a king size bed, ceiling fan, side tables, chaise for relaxing, and french doors that open on to the deck, along with a large master bathroom complete with a double shower, double sinks, and a large walk-in closet.

The downstairs guest bedroom has a queen size bed, ceiling fan, side tables and day bed. The downstairs bathroom is right outside the door with a tub/shower combo.

The third bedroom is upstairs, with a deck looking out on to the front lawn, side tables, a ceiling fan, and a reading nook with an inviting double chaise, along with a table and chairs for games or cards.

Outside, you’ll find large deck spaces with a gas grill, two dining tables, plenty of chairs, and plenty of comfortable loungers for napping in the shade or sunbathing.

The beach is just off the back deck, and offers some of the softest sand in the world. There are only a few other homes on the beach, guaranteeing peace and privacy. The water is crystal clear, sloping gradually to the reef, where you'll find wonderful marine life featuring turtles, rays, groupers and angel fish.

Should the spirit move you, you can take a leisurely stroll along the water's edge to the legendary bar, Nipper's, and there's a good chance you won't see another soul until you get there.

With a golf cart rental (a must on the island, as it's the only mode of transportation!), you'll have the exceptional island of Great Guana Cay - all 7 miles of it! - at your disposal. From exploring deserted beaches to body surfing, beach combing to sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset at a beach front bar...

You'll also be able to stock up on provisions for cooking a meal at home and enjoying it on the deck overlooking the water at your own island oasis.

And if you rent a boat, or take advantage of a charter company excursion, you can explore the Abacos myriad of bays, coves and protected harbors, deep sea fish, scuba dive, or island hop to Marsh Harbour, Hopetown, Man O War, Treasure Cay or Green Turtle Cay (perhaps a restaurant and beach bar crawl?).

The lagoon between Great Guana Cay and Scotland Cay - a stone's throw away by boat - is an incredible place to spend the day, and the underwater scenery at Fowl Cay Marine Reserve - just a little bit further by boat - is some of the best in the Caribbean.

For a good feel for our home and location, please check out our video, which can be seen at the end of the photo gallery or you can click on the live link at the end of the "Amenities" section of our listing.

You could also copy and paste the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/embed/AQe2Zx4SzBE?rel=0

If you haven't been to Great Guana Cay and are contemplating a trip, we'd love to have the opportunity to correspond via email or chat on the phone to talk you through what a trip to the island looks like - from booking Marsh Harbour flights (our closest airport), to taking the ferry to Guana, to all the things you can do once on the island.


EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are committed to helping our guests avoid potential scams, which are, unfortunately, all too prevalent. No vacation rental website - Homeaway, VRBO, Vacationrentals.com - nor us will EVER ask you to pay via wire transfer, check or money order. If you receive an email asking you to pay via one of these methods (emails can be hijacked by fraudsters), it is a scam. Only make payments through the official Homeaway, VRBO or Vacationrentals.com websites with a credit card.

Owner

Member since: 2015

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Lovely large bathroom with double shower and double sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Golf carts and protected marina boat slip rentals can be arranged.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring break
Mar 3 - Mar 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$700
Spring
Mar 29 - Jun 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$580
Summer
Jun 2 - Aug 27, 2017
4 night min stay
$580
Low season
Aug 28 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
Holidays
Nov 18 - Jan 8, 2018
4 night min stay
$700
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$320

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $200

Notes:

See rental contract and rules.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kidd's Cove
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Albury ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sunsetter's at Orchid Bay
Great Guana Cay, Bahamas
Nearest Beach
on the beach!

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Our family has fallen in love with Great Guana Cay and with Keep Smiling, and its unique, peaceful charm. We live in Austin, Texas (where we're been Homeaway and VRBO hosts for the past three years), and treasure the time we're able to spend on the island with our kids.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • Beach in front of the house

    Beach in front of the house

  • Back deck

    Back deck

  • Another view of the kitchen

    Another view of the kitchen

  • Dining table

    Dining table

  • Master bedroom with king size bed

    Master bedroom with king size bed

  • Master bathroom sinks

    Master bathroom sinks

  • Downstairs queen bedroom

    Downstairs queen bedroom

  • Upstairs reading nook

    Upstairs reading nook

  • On the beach...

    On the beach...

  • And sunset...

    And sunset...

  • Back of house as you're coming in from the beach

    Back of house as you're coming in from the beach

  • Ariel shot of back yard and beach

    Ariel shot of back yard and beach

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Looking out from the back deck

    Looking out from the back deck

  • Master bathroom shower

    Master bathroom shower

  • Afternoon siesta on the porch

    Afternoon siesta on the porch

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Upstairs queen bedroom

    Upstairs queen bedroom

  • Upstairs games table

    Upstairs games table

  • Sunrise

    Sunrise

  • Golf cart ride through Orchid Bay to get home to Keep Smiling

    Golf cart ride through Orchid Bay to get home to Keep Smiling

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