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MeltAway Cottage: Water Front with Spectacular Views - Rest, Relax and Enjoy!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House - great for long term stays

Your worries will disappear as you drive into the yard and view the turquoise waters directly in front of MeltAway Cottage ( a non-smoking property).

We are located just 8 minutes drive east of George Town in Masters Harbour, Bahama Sound 11 West. The house is situated directly on the water’s edge across from an expansive sandbar (bonefish flats).

Our two-story house has a spacious open floor plan that includes a 200 sq. ft. screened porch as well as a partially shaded patio area. From either vantage point you can greet the day peacefully with your morning coffee/tea and kick back and relax at day’s end while enjoying a beverage, grilling a steak and marveling at the spectacular sunsets as you recount the day’s adventures.

MeltAway Cottage is a fully furnished 3 bedroom, 2-bath home with an additional loft space that can be used for sleeping or storage. There is no air-conditioning in the loft but there is a fan. All of the linens/pillows are new and or constantly replaced. Bedrooms have newly installed ceiling fans as well as air conditioning. Closets have plenty of hangers and storage space for your personal effects. We just put a new air conditioning system in the main living area (kitchen/living room). This system also helps to cool down the open loft area. The kitchen has stainless appliances (large French door fridge/freezer, microwave, stove/oven) with a complete set of cookware and small appliances (coffee maker, kettle, waffle maker, toaster, blender, mini-chopper). The dining area can seat up to ten people (6 comfortably at the table and 4 on bar stools at the islands). There is also a Weber BBQ in the screened porch with utensils for your grilling needs.

The partially shaded patio in front of the house has lounge chairs and a hammock. There are three kayaks available for your use (1 single and 1 tandem Hobie kayak and an Ocean kayak that is specifically suited for young adults. Life jackets for adults are also available – 1 XL and 2 ML. We just added a new inflatable stand-up paddle board (SUP) for your enjoyment.

We have telephone (up and down), internet and cable (CBS4, FOX, NBC, ABC plus 2 Bahamian Stations). The internet is not as high-speed as you are used to at home but it is just fine for checking emails and Skyping family and friends. We also have Apple TV and a hard drive with a wide selection of movies for all ages that you are welcome to use. There is an IPOD dock and an UE Bluetooth portable speaker available so please bring your music from home. We tend to listen to internet radio through the TV. We also have several games for the family (yahtzee, monopoly and scrabble).

You will find everything you need for your stay in and around George Town - grocery stores, a fantastic butcher shop (Prime Island Meats), restaurants/bars, liquor stores, bank machines (Scotia Bank/Royal Bank), gas station and you can purchase local souvenirs at the straw market and other small stores in town.

Exuma offers an abundance of sun, sand and sea as well as incredibly friendly people. Stretch out on a lounge chair and catch some rays or take a dip in the ocean in front of the house to start your day. Depending on the tide you can walk or kayak to the sandbar across from the house. There is also decent snorkeling along the shoreline so bring your gear. After our visit from Hurricane Matthew there's no telling what treasures you will find in the channel!

There are many spectacular beaches on both Great and Little Exuma that are accessible by car (a rental car is a must on the island). We have beach chairs, parasail beach blankets with tent pegs and beach towels that you can pack in the car as well as a few beach toys for your stay.

Being on or close to the water is what probably drew you to Exuma. Hop in the kayaks and paddle the shoreline or venture across to the nearby islands at high tide. The sand flats to the west are excellent for bone fishing. You can also arrange to have a guide with a boat pick you up right at the house. Renting a boat in George Town also allows access to all the beaches of Elizabeth Harbor and Stocking Island. Sightseeing, adventure tours (swim with the pigs, visit the iguanas, snorkel in underwater caves at Thunderball Grotto) and SCUBA diving trips can be also arranged in town.

If you enjoy daily walks/running you can lace up your sneakers and safely walk/run the many roads in the neighbourhood or with the proper footware explore the rocky shoreline. Folks are friendly so introduce yourself along the way.

If golf is your passion call and book a tee time and head north approximately 16 miles to Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and The Emerald Reef Golf Course (designed by Greg Norman).

A detailed PDF document will be provided to you that will give you tips on what to bring, detailed directions to various beaches and contact phone numbers to assist you in booking excursions. We will also be happy to answer your questions if you want to email us.

More Details

Owner
Sandy Teiman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Sandy Teiman

After living and working in the Canadian Arctic (Iqaluit, Nunavut) for over 34 years we decided that our retirement would lead us to a vacation property in the Bahamas. We moved from Nunavut and have retired to a lakefront home outside of Northbrook, Ontario. We love living by the water no matter where we are.

Sandy Teiman purchased this house in 2015

Why Sandy Teiman chose Bahamas

After viewing several properties on both sides of the island we decided that the south side of the island suited our life style. We love to be on the water with our kayaks so a property with a boat well was what we chose. We are located close to several of the most amazing, almost deserted beaches one will ever find so we have the best of both worlds. The area is safe and a fabulous setting for couples, family vacations and obviously it's a retiree’s paradise.

What makes this house unique

MeltAway cottage offers tranquility, tropical breezes, beautiful vistas from a large screened porch, spectacular sunsets, star gazing with no light pollution, rustling palm trees and water lapping in the boat well with the tides right beside the house. Swimming is safe and you can literally walk to the sandbar (bonefish flats) off the porch steps at low tide. We just put in a small sand filled lagoon to make water access even easier for young children.

Amenities

Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 (Downstairs) - 1 king , Air conditioner & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 (Downstairs) - 1 queen , Air conditioner & ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 (Upstairs) - 2 twin/ single , Air conditioner & fan, beds can be put together for a king
    Bedroom 4 (Loft Area Upstairs) - 1 double , Open loft area, laundry, ceiling fan, and double bed
  • Bedroom 3 can be converted into a king size bed if needed. The open loft area is not really suitable for adults to sleep. There is a double bed but we wouldn't want your stay to be uncomfortable, especially in the summer months. After Hurricane Matthew we had to purchase a new laundry pair and we installed it upstairs in the loft area.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

MeltAway Cottage: Water Front with Spectacular Views - Rest, Relax and Enjoy!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Indian Trail
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The roads are hard to maneuver on the island, so it's never a fun drive to go "To and Fro" but the house is breathtaking, the view is exceptional, the house was fully stocked with whatever you needed, and everything works in the home. The house is in a great spot to explore North and South on the island. We loved the sandbar and snorkeling around the house. The house is exactly as described in the pictures. A baby Lemon Shark came to visit one day and we got to swim around with it right behind the house! My only issue would be the outdoor cameras, I assume they are for protection from vandalism and aimed in accordance for monitoring, we picked the house for extreme seclusion and privacy, I hope we did have that privacy. We look forward to visiting again and maybe bring some friends!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful time at MeltAway Cottage and certainly hope that we will hear from you in the future. All the best Sandy & David
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5

Great Property, worth every penny!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, everything you want in a rental home! Would rent again!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We're glad you had a good vacation. Hope to hear from you in the future! All the best Sandy & David
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5

Amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday on Exuma, staying at beautiful Meltaway Cottage. David and Sandy were super helpful as we were getting ready for the trip, offering lots of advice and helping us arrange a food shop for when we first arrived. The house itself is wonderful - right on the edge of the water and feels very private although there are neighbours nearby (all of whom were really friendly). The road from the main road up to the house is pretty bad - lots of pot holes and parts of the road that have been swept away, but we found that to be typical for non-main roads on the island and we just took it slowly! The house is really well equipped, had everything we needed in the kitchen, and lots of other stuff too, including beach towels and kayaks, great for heading to the sandbank across from the house.

We loved Exuma and would highly recommend the all day boat trip to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, Thunderball Grotto etc. We went with Sugar Adventures and they were great. So many once-in-a-lifetime experiences in one day, it was amazing. We also had a great time at the Tropic of Cancer Beach (crowded, with at least four other people there!), Coco Plum (with wooden swings in the sea), Jolly Hall (deserted but just round the corner from several bars and restaurants including Splash and Latitudes) and Jimmy Hill (great for breakers). Peace n Plenty on Thursday night was fun for bbq and live music. And we spent a day on Stocking Island - the kids loved the rope swings and volleyball, and we swam across the channel to the beach on the far side of the island. No luck finding shells, but super view and again, deserted.

It was the holiday of a lifetime and I do hope we can make it back to the Bahamas again one day!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are delighted that you had such a good time at MeltAway Cottage. You certainly made the most of what Exuma has to offer vacationers. We agree the roads on the island need some attention. We hope to hear from you in the future. All the best. Sandy & David
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5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing space. This house really has it all. It's situated on a very quiet section of the island. You almost feel like you're alone with the whole ocean and beach to yourself. The house is very well-equipped. Brand-new washer and dryer and all appliances, two TVs, Internet, plenty of towels and beach equipment. The house is very well-stocked. Outdoor space of the house is amazing. It has a little beach with access directly to the water. My boys would snorkel and kayak all day long. They saw a variety of fish, seacucumbers and starfish. We walked over to the two islands directly across from the house and I highly recommend it. There's an amazing secluded beach on one of them. Sandy and David are super responsive. They have a great binder that includes everything you would need and also send you this before hand. They would answer my many questions quickly. Also they have a wonderful housekeeper and property manager who was at our disposal and responded immediately. If you decide to rent this house you absolutely need to go for at least two weeks. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Megan, thank you so much for the lovely review. We were very happy to hear that you and the boys had such a great time at the house. You certainly made the most of all the south side of the island has to offer. We agree with you that our friends that take care of our home when we are not there are amazing. We certainly look forward to your return to MeltAway Cottage in the future. All the best Sandy & David
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Muskoka, Ontario Canada
5

Everything Promised and More!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Exuma and our first time using the HomeAway site.

Both exceeded our expectations. Through the booking process, it was clear that the system runs smoothly because of property owners like those of Meltaway, David and Sandy. Prompt, professional and timely responses made us feel at ease and confident that our vacation would be everything we wanted.

This property was everything promised and more. Beautifully located with an amazing 180 degree waterfront at the door which made for amazing views, sunsets, swimming, kayaking and fishing.

The house itself was modern and had all of the comforts of home and then some.

With our small rental car (necessary), we toured every part of the two islands and stopped at every beach. Make sure that your rental car has good tires as some of the beach access roads are pretty rocky but worth it. The people of Exuma are wonderful and will help you in any way. At no time did we feel unsafe or uncomfortable.

We highly recommend visiting Exuma and staying at Meltaway. Though once word get out about this awesome property, it may be hard to book.

Huge thank you to David and Sandy for sharing their piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy, thank you for the wonderful review. We were so glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation on Exuma and your party was comfortable at MeltAway. It certainly sounds like you hit every beach on the island. It was a pleasure working with you to make this vacation come together. We hope that you will make your way back to MeltAway in the future. All the best, Sandy & David
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5

Perfect waterfront home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have just returned from 5 nights at Meltaway Cottage. Let me start by saying that I have been to Exuma 7 or 8 times in the past few years and have stayed in several different types of accommodation. This by far was the best place that my family has stayed! We felt right at home. The house was easy to find, well stocked with essentials and on one of the nicest waterfronts on the island. We were met in town by the property manager and then again at the house by the cleaning staff. Everything was perfect. Those of you who have been to the Bahamas will appreciate this....everything worked!!!! Door locks, appliances, air conditioners tv and internet and I can't forget the Kayaks and SUP were a great bonus for us. Just befor we left, I asked my family and I usually do. "Is this a do-over?" The answer was a resounding yes! We all loved it and wished we had a few more days. Sandy and David, thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us. We will definitely be back.

Thanks

Peter and Family.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter and Family: Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We were pleased to hear the comments back on MeltAway. We do our best to try and provide our guests with the experience we would hope to have in the same situation. Our Property Manager and his colleagues do an excellent job preparing the house on our behalf. We are glad you had a great vacation. All the best. Sandy & David
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
George Town International Airport - 25 min. drive
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Fanny's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Emerald Reef at Sandals
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Cheaters Restaurant/Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jolly Hall Beach
Car: necessary

MeltAway Cottage is located just 8 minutes drive east of George Town in Masters Harbour, Bahama Sound 11 West. The house is situated directly on the water’s edge across from an expansive sandbar (bonefish flats).

There are many spectacular beaches on both Great and Little Exuma that are accessible by car. We have beach chairs, parasail beach blankets with tent pegs, beach towels available as well as a few beach toys for your stay. Here are the names of some of our favourite beaches and the proximity to our home. Take a drive and explore all of them while you are visiting Exuma.

Tropic of Cancer Beach on Little Exuma - 20 minute drive

Jolly Hall Beach – Great Exuma - 8 minute drive

Three Sisters Beach – Great Exuma - 20 minute drive

Jimmy Hill Beach – Greta Exuma - 15 minute drive

Coco Plum Beach – Great Exuma - 35 minute drive

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Rates & Availability

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2018 Standard
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$271
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $37 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
5 night minimum stay
$260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Guest Departure Cleaning Fee $175.63
Refundable damage deposit $439.08

Absolutely No Smoking is allowed on the property!
Longer term rentals can also be discussed with owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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