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Stunning 6 bedrm home on canal w/ pool, golf cart & Old Fort Bay Club access

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Gorgeous 6 bdrm home with heated pool/golf cart on canal in gated community

This elegant 6 bedroom/5 bathroom private home is nestled in the exclusive gated community of Old Fort Bay, serenely set on the western outskirts of Nassau. The crystal waters and powdery sands of some of the island’s finest beaches lie at your fingertips, while the international airport is less than 10 minutes away. Also nearby is a fine selection of dining options, a wine shop, the local grocery store, a spa where you can unwind after a long day in the sun and the immaculate oceanside Blue Shark Golf Course. The tastefully adorned kitchen has enough features to support a culinary team—a refrigerator, five-burner counter top stove, microwave with convection oven, AGA cooker, automatic dishwasher and garbage disposal.

There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, each with its own en-suite, including a spacious master bedroom with a private terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee. The ground floor has two bedrooms and one shared bathroom. Detached from the house is a separate cottage above the garage featuring a full bed, daybed, a shower bathroom and a kitchen complete with an oven/stove and a fridge/freezer. All the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses, plush new pillows and soft white linens to help you feel at home. Enjoy your meals at any one for our three beautiful tables; the 8-seater indoor wooden dining room table, 6-seater table on the patio overlooking the pool or the 8-seater teak table under our new gazebo by the canal.

Guests of Sleepy Gull can also access the exclusive Old Fort Bay Club (*please note that a small daily fee does apply), which includes a pool and a gym, as well as a restaurant that opens opens for lunch and dinner.

If you’re looking for things to do, a quick drive in our golf cart (included) will take you to tennis courts, a basketball court, a playground and a small pond where you can feed fish and ducks. Feel free to use our paddle-boards in the canal if you're feeling adventurous! Please note there will be a welcome book included with many other things to do!

More Details

Jill Stewart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Jill Stewart

I was born in Nassau and my husband is Jamaican. We now live in Montego Bay with our three children. We purchased Sleepy Gull in 2009 so that we could spend time in Nassau with my family and allow our children to experience the beauty of the Bahamas. We decided to open the doors of our home to guests when we are not in Nassau and we truly look forward to sharing our home with you. Please check out our other two properties, both of which are located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Lazy Laguna, #504794, is a 4 bedroom home on the water. We have had this home listed with VRBO for a year now and have over thirty 5-star reviews. Playful Pelican, #762833, is our brand new listing. It is a 5 bedroom home and is also located on the water.

Jill Stewart purchased this house in 2009

Why Jill Stewart chose Old Fort Bay

Sleepy Gull is the perfect spot for a family vacation. You can lounge comfortably by the pool or spend the day at the stunning Old Fort Bay beach club. Sleepy Gull is conveniently located close to the airport and restaurants. Myself and Jennifer - our property manager - are here to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect vacation!

What makes this house unique

Heated pool, stand up paddle boards, golf cart, access to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Old Fort Bay, pre-stocking of the home before arrival, daily housekeeper, crib and other baby/kid items available, dock access, washer/dryer, automatic generator, separate cottage, baby safety pool-fence if needed, gated community, community tennis courts, playground, duck pond


Old Fort Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on second floor
    Bathroom 4/powder room - toilet , combination tub/shower , on the ground floor
    Cottage bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 bathrooms in the main house and 1 in the cottage
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , On second floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , on second floor with en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , this bedroom has a tv
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , On ground floor with tv
    Master bedroom - 1 king , has a tv and en-suite bathroom with rain shower
    Cottage - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is above the garage and has bathroom & kitchen
  • 5 bedrooms in the main house which will comfortably sleep 7 to 11 people. The 6th bedroom is in the cottage above the garage.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning 6 bedrm home on canal w/ pool, golf cart & Old Fort Bay Club access
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Winter Park, Florida


  • 5 of 5

Great location. Comfortable & cozy. Kitchen well equipped which is rare. Definitely would stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York, NY


  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for guests for a wedding. All were totally thrilled. The house has many venues for all ages. It looks out on a canal, with dining available on the water's edge, as well as pool edge and inside... It has something for all ages and is meticulously maintained in good taste. Rooms are spacious with ensuite bathrooms. The house was spotless. Super value!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house a short cart ride away from stunning private beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience. Beautifully decorated and comfortable for large families. Perfect location on a lovely canal, but a short golf cart ride to a beautiful and private Old Fort Bay Club beach and facilities. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really Lovely Location Home in Wonderful Secure Community

  • 5 of 5

Sleepy Gull is a lovely house in the wonderful laid back community of Old Fort Bay. Getting to Old Fort was easy - ten minutes from the airport which made it really simple with family coming in/out at different times. House was well reflected through the photos with plenty of space for everyone. You are within minutes of a lovely beach and beach club. Facilities in the community were excellent with tennis, gym etc. and security. Daily paddle boarding on the canals was also good fun. Cody and Sonia helped with catering, setting up Christmas tree and making reservations for whatever we wanted to do. Really easy to get into the car and get to Nassau or Harbour Island as well. A lovely home which we would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What can I say, this was really the perfect Thanksgiving holiday retreat for our family. The house is in great condition, very well appointed and maintained, with plenty of rooms and a great layout. Small pool out back, along with patio lounge, made for very relaxing days, while kids enjoyed the pool and the paddle boards on the canal. We could've just stayed here the entire time, but hop on the golf cart and zip over to an excellent private beach within Old Fort Bay complex, as well tennis and basketball and we really couldn't ask for more. We liked that the location was away from the hustle and bustle of the main Nassau tourist zones, but that said rental car came in handy for the occasional restaurant excursions. The owner (Jill) and on-site manager (Cody) were incredibly hospitable and ensured we had an excellent stay. Thank you both for everything! We look forward to visiting your home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home and Club are exceptional. We have stayed in other VRBO properties but this experience topped them all. Activities for all ages. The reception from Jennifer and Sonia was brilliant. Even on short notice, the house and everything we requested was arranged perfectly for our arrival. The pictures of the house do not do it justice. A spacious and airy layout were just right for our crew. Room to relax together or sneak away for a little privacy were both just steps away. TV's, air-conditioning etc. worked perfectly.

The Old Fort Bay Club and its exceptional staff and security made us feel even more at home.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us.

The Stratton's - Houston, TX

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $2,000

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