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Remote Beachfront Villa Escape on Beautiful Rose Island - As seen on HGTV!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Exclusive 2 Bed 2 Bath Villa with 2 Private Treetop Bungalows

Do. Nothing. Experience. Everything.

This exclusive private Villa is located on beautiful Rose Island in the Bahamas (as seen on HGTV's "Building the Bahamas"). Located just 20 minutes by speedboat, this is the closest you will get to an 'out island' experience while still having the convenience and accessibility to the mainland. THIS is the getaway you are looking for - some unique features about this private villa:

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, with exotic outdoor showers and rain water showerheads

Spacious living room with sleeper sofa, glass sliders, covered and uncovered decks with ocean and beach vistas

2 private tree-top bungalows

10 acres of lush foliage, private beach

Access to our scheduled day excursion amenities, such as snorkeling, kayaks, tubes, gift shop, and beach bar (available Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Paradise Island and get a true taste of the Bahamas. Relax and listen to the rolling waves and sweet songs of birds while you sip on a cold pina colada swinging on a bed in your 2nd story tree top bungalow. Life doesn't get much better..

More Details

Iola Knowles
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2017

About Iola Knowles

SANDY TOES is located on serene Rose Island in the beautiful blue Bahamas. As well as this unique private Villa rental, Sandy Toes also operates a daily excursion to the property which gives guests the opportunity to snorkel, have lunch and explore the real beauty of this country. The property on which this home sits is also available for group functions, private events, and weddings. Please visit our website at for more information.

Why Iola Knowles chose Bahamas

THIS is how you get away from it all..

What makes this villa unique

A truly unique accommodation - the only one of it's kind where you can really escape the everyday ordinary.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Remote Beachfront Villa Escape on Beautiful Rose Island - As seen on HGTV!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Nassau, Bahamas

Mid-Week Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I went away for a mid-week getaway with another couple. The experience was beyond excellent from the moment we stepped foot onto the boat.

Upon arrival, CJ and Captain Andy had all of our luggage and groceries, that we conveniently ordered, setup in the villa while we relaxed on the beach.

The villa is tastefully decorated with gorgeous views and has every amenity that anyone could ever want on a private island, and then some!

We would highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a relaxing getaway that is conveniently located close to Nassau.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a MUST for anyone!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to the Retreat for our anniversary and I must say that this is hands down, bar none, the most beautiful place in the world. It was absolute serenity and we really had the resort amenities with the off the grid, low key "all by yourself" vacation rental factor - very oxymoronic. It was honestly the best of both worlds! The villa is situated on amazing Rose island and we got treated like royalty from the staff at Sandy Toes during the day, and then in the morning and night it was just the whispers of the waves and island life at it's finest.

We WILL be back and urge everyone to check this place out!!! Thank you and see you soon!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite place on earth

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were very excited to have the honor of being the first 'Green Guests' at the Sandy Toes Villa. We absolutely love being at Sandy Toes and at the villa (having been there before), and it was even more special this time knowing that we were the first ones to be completely off the grid. Enjoying the peaceful, beautiful solitude and amazingness of one of our favorite places on earth, and being part of energy sustainability at the same time? Doesn't get any better than that! And everything worked perfectly. We would have never known that we were off the grid if they hadn't told us! Sandy Toes is a very special place, truly a little paradise. But the other thing that makes Sandy Toes our #1 place when we need to get away from it all are the people. Everybody you come in contact with is a just a wonderful person to be around, extremely friendly and helpful, and they truly treat you like family. From the amazing people to the beautiful, tranquil island itself, Sandy Toes will immediately make you feel relaxed, peaceful, and happy, and when you get there you can just feel the stresses of every day life falling away. We can't wait to come back, and we're already planning our return!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It was such a joy to have you with us again at The Retreat at Sandy Toes! We're so happy to know you had a great time and were truly able to relax. We're so thrilled to be fully "Green" now - this was definitely an exciting and big step for us. We're already looking forward to your next visit and hope you traveled home safely! Sandy regards!!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to get away from it all for a short time. We discovered Rose Island which offered a lovely sounding retreat. It was as promised. A secluded spot with an absolutely gorgeous view of the water, a well equipped house and personalized service. Fresh groceries were delivered right to the dock from where the boat was picking us up. The boat ride over was short and we were assisted to the “Villa” by the owners who then gave us the royal tour. The island was ours to explore and if we needed anything there was someone nearby who was able to assist.

Sandy Toes Tours also has day trips to the island but you would never know that there was anyone there except us. On those days one can participate in any of the activities – or not.

Would we return? Definitely, only this time for a bit longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal little spot for a relaxing getaway. Ideal location to beach, chill and spend time with friends & family. Villa was extremely comfortable and scenery exquisite. Wake up every morning with the sounds of waves and views of palm trees and the turquoise Bahamian water.

Staff were fantastic, extremely helpful and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable.

Would definitely recommend the location to any locals who need a getaway or visitors coming to the islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Real Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were immediately welcomed by the staff as we boarded their boat to Sandy Toes, and after a short boat ride to the island from Paradise Island Nassau , We were overwhelmed by the absolute beauty of the location and the attention to detail in the Villa. Sweeping views of the ocean, crystal clear water, a much needed welcome lunch and drinks all within the first 10 steps.

The staff at Rose Island Villa was nothing like we every experienced at any resort or rental home. The grounds and Villa were impeccable. The staff was available for us when we needed them for making sure we had what we needed. Oh, did you forget something? No worries, if the villa doesn’t have it, the staff will get it for you!!! They all provided true white glove service!!!

The home was built so that you have gorgeous views from every room and the breezes blow into the home- this is important at night so you don’t have to close the windows and doors and use air conditioning. The attention to detail in construction is obvious- Caribbean whites, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor rain showers for each bedroom and comfortable furniture instantly relaxes you. If you have someone that can’t unplug- the wi-fi available was excellent.

Having kayaks/ snorkeling gear at the beach left us truly speechless.

Staying at Sandy Toes Island Villa will spoil you. Do yourself a favor and stay at this wonderful property because nothing so very close to Nassau like this exists. We even celebrated an engagement. Thank you to all for making this a vacation to remember and we look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rose Island
Nearest Beach
Rose Island

Located on Rose Island, an uninhabited private island 20 minutes by boat from Nassau and Paradise Island.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Extra person fee (of parties over 4 ppl.) of $50.00 per person/per night.

Payment is due in full at least 30 days prior to stay. Payment is also non refundable after 30 day window has passed.

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New Providence Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Treetop Bungalow 1 - 1 king
    Treetop Bungalow 2 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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