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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 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 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!

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Jill Stewart
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

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 Nassau

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Stunning 6 bedrm home on canal w/ pool, golf cart & Old Fort Bay Club access
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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: Dec 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: Nov 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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home beautifly appointed

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home with everything one would need for a wonderful vacation. The owner Jill made us feel very much at home as soon as we arrived. A top drawer experience. I recommend this home without reservation.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing New Years stay at an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed at Sleepy Gull for a week over New Years 2015-2016 and couldn't have had a better time. There were so many great things that I don't even know where to begin! In no particular order:

- Jill is amazing and so helpful and responsive! You can't rent from anyone better (and I've rented over a dozen VRBO/Homeaway places).

- House: The house is stunning and was perfect for our group of ten adults where we could easily spend time together but also separately as there was plenty of room to spread out (living room, multiple tables outside and kitchen/dining room). But also, the house is very kid friendly (baby gates, crib, high chair, etc) if you want to bring your little ones along (we were able to leave our kids with their grandparents during this trip but we missed them and thought how great the house would be for them too if they had come).

- Location: The house sits on a beautiful and peaceful canal in Old Fort Bay and is close to an amazing beach club that you have access to with the house rental and we highly recommend you taking advantage of it! It's a short golf cart ride away and has beach chairs, umbrellas and food/drink service. We spent most of our days there, it was heavenly!

- Other: We spent most of our time at the beach club as it was so lovely but I must say that we enjoyed some nice warm swims in the pool too. And took a fun stand up paddleboard ride on the canal too (there are two that come with the house)! Also, having Sonia for the daily maid service was really wonderful - she will food shop for you as well if you like. If you stay here, definitely check out the Island House nearby - our dinner at Shima was our best of the week and Mahogany House was delicious as well. There's a really great/big Fresh Market grocery store very nearby. Also, we did our initial grocery provisioning online with and had it delivered our first afternoon there and that was very easy.

We lacked for nothing and really loved every moment of our trip and we hope to come again soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend - Jill and team are very professional

  • 5 of 5

From the start, Jill was very prompt and detailed in all her responses which we really appreciated. She had additional team members available to us and even had an hour call with us to help us plan events while on the island and review our already purchased excursions to make sure we were getting a fair deal.

On the day of arrival, the property manager stocked our fridge with food and beverages we requested which was really great. We opted in to have breakfast made for each day for an additional fee and it was absolutely worth it.

Overall, the owner and team were top notch and will go above and beyond. I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Old Fort Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Feb 27 2017 - May 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 23 2018 - Apr 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
extra guests $250
Tax Rate 7.5%

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Old Fort Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • 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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