Water Front with Spectacular Views, Couples/Family Friendly, Relaxing(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House - great for long term stays
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. Bedrooms have 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 new appliances (large French door fridge/freezer, microwave, stove/oven) with a complete set of cookware and small appliances (coffee maker, kettle, waffle maker, toaster and blender). 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.
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.
Member since: 2015
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 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. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
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- Away From It All
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Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Ocean View:
The house is situated directly across from an amazing sandbar (bonefish flats) that is several miles long. Kayak across, beach your kayak and walk to the island beyond the flats at low tide....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Guest Departure Cleaning Fee $179.93
- Refundable Damage Deposit $449.82
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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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
Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Exuma, 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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
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Relax, have a beverage and enjoy the view on the patio in front of the house!
Launch the kayaks in the boat well beside the house
Comfortable seating in the screened porch. The view is amazing!
Panoramic view from inside the screened porch. You hardly notice the screen.
Prepare your meals on the butcher block islands looking out to the water
Master bedroom, king size bed, closet with lots of hangers and storage on top
Bedroom upstairs - 2 twin beds and air conditioning
New Laundry pair
Hammock on the waterfront
Tandem and single Hobie fishing kayaks - adult size life jackets available
Looking back to house from the sandbar at low tide
MeltAway Cottage from the road.
Comfortable lounge chairs
Continuation of screened porch with BBQ and additional seating
Relax in the spacious living room!
New appliances, butcher block counters, lots of cupboard space, plenty of dishes
Dining area with plenty of seating both at table and island(4)
Second Bedroom - queen bed, blackout curtains, large closet/hangers, air and fan
Two bathrooms in the house identical, tub/shower in both, good water pressure
Newly planted garden after the visit from Hurricane Matthew
Small sand filled lagoon. Easy access and great for little ones.
View coming back from kayaking to the sandbar
Sunset from the seawall - spectacular!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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