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Veranda overlooking Exuma Sound, the stone patio, and the powder-sand beach

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Last updated: 02/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Private beach-front cottage, lovely 2-bedroom suites, sunset views, full kitchen

The Beach House is located on the sunset side of unspoiled Cat Island, one of the Bahamas' 'Family Islands'. Only 50 miles long, Cat Island enjoys delightful moderate weather, sea breezes from the east or west, and a relaxed, slow-paced lifestyle. Friendly people welcome visitors with island smiles. Few trappings of vacation land spoil your sojourn here. The Beach House is located on the leeward side about midway up the island, toward the north end. Two bed-bath suites feature custom glass tile work and French doors to shady sea-side veranda. Large open vaulted ceiling great room, kitchen with all amenities, ceiling fans throughout. Stone patio overlooking the beach and sunset views. Kayaks and bikes for your use. Local island manager-concierge will smooth your stay.

Comfort and Relaxation is what you'll find at the Beach House. All the comforts but none of the distractions of home. A wide shady veranda with hammock overlooking the sea, visiting birds and geckos, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, pristine white sand beaches to walk.... commune with nature at her most beautiful. Read, paint, fish, relax, and rejuvenate.
Two queen sized bedroom/bathroom suites, one on either side of the great room, provide comfort and privacy. A fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and an on-island manager will make your stay relaxed and easy.

Two sea kayaks complete with gear are there for your adventuring. Paddle south and explore the coral caves and meet the Osprey or venture north to Alligator Point and fish for Nassau grouper for dinner.

The western side of Cat Island is wild and deserted. A reef keeps the heavy waves out, and there is wonderful snorkeling in the clear deep waters. Follow the sea turtles, fish for snapper, poke among the flotsam for treasures, watch the sea birds, sketch the dunes and palm trees, read under your beach umbrella. There's always a cooling wind on the west side.

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Each bedroom is fully furnished and has an en-suite sea glass tiled bath. French doors lead onto the veranda from each bedroom suite....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Two comfortable bathrooms tiled in sea glass tiles, one accessible from the main house and bedroom 2, and one private for bedroom 1. Each has a roomy and interesting shower, large vanity and plenty of light and air....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The veranda provides gorgeous sunset views and a shady place to survey the sea all day long....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Just a few steps down our path to the white powder sandy beach with gin-clear turquoise waters...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    relax on the shaded veranda overlooking Exuma Sound...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes! Brand new air conditioning!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Yes.......moreless

  • Internet:

    With WiFi But remember, this is island living and utilities can be spotty...or fine!...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Yes......moreless

  • Living Room:

    Lots of comfortable seating, with two large comfy couches and some arm chairs; French doors out to the veranda...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    But remember, this is island living and utilities can be spotty...or fine!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes.......moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Yes......moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    all utensils, dishes, flatware, glasses, cookware, coffee maker, toaster, ice maker. No microwave. We have a Reverse Osmosis drinking water system so no need to purchase bottled water....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    herbs and spices, sugar, flour, vinegar, oil, etc....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    There are 2 cruiser-type bicycles...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There's a stone patio with firepit overlooking the beach....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two sea kayaks and gear...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There's a Weber kettle, of course. (No relation...rats!) (NO RATS!!!)...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • PDP $59
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Please pay 1/2 weekly rate plus the 10% tax and damage insurance at booking. Upon arrival, please pay the remaining 12 weekly rate, IN CASH, to our on island manager Danny.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Arthur's Town
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Da Smoke Pot, Julia's, Fernandez Bay, Yardies

Car: Recommended

We are on the island's most beautiful, quiet and private beach, Pigeon Cay, on the leeward side of this secluded interesting island. There are blue holes, ruined plantations, ancient slave cottages, pirate caves, and hermit hideouts to explore. Tasty local fare includes conch fritters, Nassau grouper, and lobster in season. Great beach combing, shelling and bird watching opportunities abound. Meet friendly locals, purchase traditional straw crafts, enjoy gorgeous birds and snorkeling, and more.

Explore secluded beaches and coves, snorkel the reefs and coral formations for turtles and sea creatures, hunt for wild orchids in the bush, fish for grouper and red snapper for supper.

Cat Island's pace is relaxed, its people reserved and gracious, its climate moderate with gentle breezes and warm sun most of the time. It's the perfect quiet get-away spot. Tired of the rat-race, the hustle and demands of daily life? Here's the place to relax and find yourself again.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: My brother found this place while visiting an old high school friend. He fell in love with the leisurely pace, the open friendly islanders, the world-class snorkeling and diving, and the unspoiled nature of Cat Island. We built this house on the rocks just steps above the pristine sandy and mostly deserted beach, looking west into the sunset. We visit as often as we can. The more we learn about Cat Island, the more we love it!

Why the Owner Chose Cat Island, Bahamas:
Pigeon Cay beach is the most beautiful, pristine and secluded beach on the island. Pigeon Cay is a small community of mostly US off-island owners who, like us, are here only a few weeks a year. We rent to keep our island paradise. The house is well designed and equipped for the tropical climate: the shady veranda across the entire front of the house, open concept, ceiling fans throughout, vaulted ceilings, French doors and cross ventilation in every room, make even the warmest days delicious. New air conditioning makes even Bahamas summers cool and comfy. The swimming off our pristine sandy beach is perfect. Gin-clear waters, pink powder sand. The Sunset Lookout is the perfect place to enjoy a rum or a Kalik while you watch the spectacular nightly sunset show and yearn for that illusive 'green flash'. Our central location makes us the perfect place for exploratory travels. Mornings are great for hikes to the old Anglican church and ancient cemetery, the 'shopping center' for ice cream sandwiches and 'cheddaire', or north to Alligator Point for the bold and athletic. Hop in your car and explore the west side of Cat Island, its many deserted beaches and coves, the Hermitage known throughout the Bahamas as its highest point, the local eateries and bars, the gorgeous north end. Check out the black holes and the caves where islanders hid when pirates came looking for captives. The place is interesting, laid back and comfortable. You'll see why so many of us from the states eventually migrate here.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Comfortable without being prissy or luxurious; simple without being basic; our Cat Island Beach House will charm you with its private natural surroundings, peaceful ambiance, and lovely views, day or night. The stars will dazzle you! All the comforts of home but none of the demands. Relax and sink into the island experience.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 02/20/2017

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Photos

  • Veranda overlooking Exuma Sound, the stone patio, and the powder-sand beach

    Veranda overlooking Exuma Sound, the stone patio, and the powder-sand beach

  • us, in front of the house

    us, in front of the house

  • Our neighbor to the south, with typical skies, from our beach

    Our neighbor to the south, with typical skies, from our beach

  • Kitchen and dining area of the great room

    Kitchen and dining area of the great room

  • Main bedroom looking out onto the veranda

    Main bedroom looking out onto the veranda

  • Such dramatic skies, nearly every night

    Such dramatic skies, nearly every night

  • A windy looking toward our beach from the southerly point by the ruined church

    A windy looking toward our beach from the southerly point by the ruined church

  • scarlet sunset from our veranda (NOT photoshopped!)

    scarlet sunset from our veranda (NOT photoshopped!)

  • Love the old cottages!

    Love the old cottages!

  • The skies and colors are amazing!

    The skies and colors are amazing!

  • Mark fishing on the Atlantic side in March, 2014

    Mark fishing on the Atlantic side in March, 2014

  • Collecting is everyone's hobby here....

    Collecting is everyone's hobby here....

  • Enjoying the wind on our lookout one dramatic morning

    Enjoying the wind on our lookout one dramatic morning

  • The path to our seaside patio

    The path to our seaside patio

  • The 2015-Model Huffy Cruisers!

    The 2015-Model Huffy Cruisers!

  • Living room looking out onto veranda

    Living room looking out onto veranda

  • The second bedroom, also opens onto the veranda. Private bath to the left.

    The second bedroom, also opens onto the veranda. Private bath to the left.

  • Our neighbors to the north...NONE!  These could be YOUR footprints!

    Our neighbors to the north...NONE! These could be YOUR footprints!

  • they left after a night moored off our beach

    they left after a night moored off our beach

  • Island made straw items and tonics for sale here

    Island made straw items and tonics for sale here

  • Can you see the rainbow?
Our lookout on sunset point

    Can you see the rainbow? Our lookout on sunset point

  • A kayak adventure near Fernandez Bay

    A kayak adventure near Fernandez Bay

  • Lazing away the morning with coffee and watercolors....

    Lazing away the morning with coffee and watercolors....

VRBO #501866

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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