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Bahamas Beachfront Private Villa on Beautiful Rose Island - As seen on HGTV!

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Exclusive villa with 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Private Treetop Bungalows (hanging bed).

A private island all to yourself.

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 shower heads

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 snorkel gear, kayaks, tubes, gift shop, buffet lunch and beach bar (available Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun).

High speed wifi.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Paradise Island and get a true taste of the Bahamas. Come meet our friendly resident peacocks and explore the coves and trails of the sweet, lush landscape. Life doesn't get much better then this..


Includes round trip boat transportation from the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal (a perfect mini vacation while on vacation from the busy mega resorts). ***Latest departure is 4:00pm for travel to Rose Island, so if your flight isn't arriving until after then please make arrangements to spend one not in Nassau/Paradise Island and we will schedule you the next morning to the Retreat.

You will bring your food and meals with you by either shopping yourself or we are happy to recommend a provisioning service to do that all for you! Lunch is included on the cross over excursion days and the Sandy Toes Beach bar is fully stocked with drinks available for purchase.

More Details

Deb Saunders
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Deb Saunders

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 Deb Saunders chose Nassau

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.


Nassau Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • 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
ARRIVAL: We ask that all guests book their flights so that you arrive in Nassau no later than 3:30pm during daylight savings months (Mid-March – Mid-November), and no later than 2:30pm during regular daylight/winter months (Mid-November – Mid March). This is to ensure that all of our guests can safely be transported to Rose Island and checked in with sufficient time before dark. If your flight arrives after these times we welcome you to spend one night in Nassau or on Paradise Island on the day of your arrival and we can arrange your boat transfer for the following morning to bring you to the Retreat at Sandy Toes. Please remember to provide your flight details before your arrival so we can monitor your itinerary and any possible flight delays.


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Bahamas Beachfront Private Villa on Beautiful Rose Island - As seen on HGTV!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, very clean and superbly located; gorgeous beach, super accommodating staff!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa - The place to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

Realy amazing place. Far from the madding crowds of the main island. Beautiful beach, snorkeling and kayaking. All within steps of the villa

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back in a Heartbeat!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family was looking for a truly unique experience this time on our Bahamas vacation and the Villa at Sandy Toes did not disappoint! The most amazing, beautiful location I had ever seen and the brightest blues in the Caribbean (and we have traveled a lot!)! It was so nice to have the Sandy Toes amenities right at our doorstep and the staff really went above and beyond (we did an amazing snorkel tour)! Forget the big hotels and go here - this is where it's at!! See you again soon!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: April 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: April 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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rose Island
Nearest Beach
Rose Island
Car: not necessary

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




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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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