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4 mile secluded sandy beach - 203 TripAdvisor reviews

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

One or Two Oceanfront 3 BR/2BA Beach Houses plus attached Garden View Studio

Enjoy private oceanfront accommodations in this secluded South Andros property just steps away from a 4 mile white sand beach. These two private 3 bed/2 bath beach houses accommodate up to 6 guests each or 14 guests in total. Please note - rates quoted are for the 3BR/2BA Beach House (rate info below) which is the main guest house.

The 3BR Beach Villa is the owner's residence which is available for larger parties. We don't typically rent the house & villa separately so if you only need the 3BR Beach House you'll still have the privacy you're looking for in this secluded tropical setting.

This property provides the ideal Bahamas holiday getaway for family vacations, romantic honeymoons and anniversaries, adventure travel, dive trips, fishing trips, destination weddings & more.

This private beach is one of the loveliest in the Bahamas, leading to the sandy sea floor beneath between 3 and 7 feet of water depending on the tide. Guests of all ages can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, kayaking, sailing and more. We also have plenty of swim rafts, lounge chairs and hammocks so you can relax and enjoy the endless sunshine and warmth of the Caribbean. For the ultimate in solitude, a walk on the beach is a special experience.

Extras: The shaded beach hut with lounge chairs, bicycles, kayaks, Sunfish sailboat, masks & snorkels, beach games and more are all available to enjoy. This property has a number of added comforts including an outdoor beach shower and shaded hammocks so that you can spend the whole day on the beach. The houses have full kitchens and 2 outdoor grills to prepare meals on your own or with the help of a hired chef for the night. The property offers the kind of friendly, open ambiance that makes entertaining easy and fun. The enclosed screened porch provides a dining room for intimate dinners or larger gatherings.

Media: We have wireless Internet (DSL speed), a U.S. phone for easy calls back home when necessary, a TV/DirecTV satellite and DVD player, and a variety of great books for you to enjoy. Imagine waking up to a Bahamas sunrise, starting your vacation in the comfort of a private beach house and slowly wending your way to the sea. Call now to check availability for your next vacation.

Grocery shopping, restaurants and more: Local grocery stores, native restaurant/bars, the high school with a basketball court, the bank and small marina are within walking distance of the beach house. Friendly taxi drivers, rental cars, scooters and bicycles are available to get you around the island. If you are searching for a private beach house rental in the Bahamas, this location with its comfortable amenities is the perfect choice.

More Details

Jesse or Jonathan Leopold
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Jesse or Jonathan Leopold

We first visited this property in 1993. We loved it from our first trip and visited every year until purchasing the home and moving to the island in 2003. We are constantly updating the home and property to improve our guests' experience. We hope to share this wonderful home in paradise with you.

Jesse or Jonathan Leopold purchased this house in 2003

Why Jesse or Jonathan Leopold chose Kemp's Bay Settlement

South Andros Island is one of the most pristine natural settings in the world. There is a wealth of beauty on the island, the beaches and the underwater world. We are scuba divers and operate Andros Diving, the premier dive operation on South Andros Island. We love the friendly people, the privacy and the natural charm of the island. Kemp's Bay is home to the nicest beach on the island and one of the nicest white sand beaches in the Caribbean. Our home is the most private and secluded property on the island and is located in the best setting along the finest beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have stayed here twice, once with my family and once with a fishing buddy. It is a great place and we will be back again. The house is on a very nice beach with good swimming and good beach walking and relaxing. The house is informal with an open format with two bedrooms and some open areas that can sleep a number more people. Great place to relax, with as much or little agenda as you like. The owners live in an attached "apartment" and strike a great balance between being available and helpful and letting the guests have their own vacation. A plus is that the owner, Jesse, has a great relationship with the local guides, pilots, cooks, taxi drivers etc, all of which can help optimize a trip.

This is an ideal place to consider if you are interested in spending time on the beach and/or taking advantage of what South Andros has to offer--mainly bone fishing, blue water fishing, diving/snorkeling, and the outdoors including the beach and blue holes.

Bone fishing on the island is phenomenal and excellent independent guides can be arranged in advance. The house works equally well if you want to bone fish some or all the days of a visit. Jesse is a dive instructor and he and Chelsea did a great job teaching our children to dive during the course of a week.

It is important to understand the main appeal of S Andros is the out of doors, and this is not the place for someone looking for a variety of social activities. There is restaurant about a mile from the house which serves good local fare. Groceries on the island are basic so bringing some items (Jesse can advise in advance) is worthwhile.
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Kemp's Bay Settlement House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • King Room (Beach House) - toilet , shower
    Upstairs (Beach Villa) - toilet , shower
    Suite (Beach House) - toilet , outdoor shower , Enclosed outdoor shower adjoining bathroom
    Downstairs (Beach Villa) - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Studio Apt - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Oceanfront Room (Beach House) - 1 king
    Master Bedroom in 2BR Suite (Beach House) - 1 king , 2BR Suite with shared bathroom
    2nd Bedroom in 2BR Suite (Beach House) - 2 twin/ single , Adjoining room to Master with shared bathroom
    Oceanfront Master Bedroom (Beach Villa) - 1 king
    2nd Bedroom (Beach Villa) - 1 double
    3rd Bedroom (Beach Villa) - 1 double
    Studio Apt - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Attached Studio Apt with private entrances
  • The 3BR/2BA Beach House sleeps up to 6 guests. The 3BR/2BA Beach Villa is the owner's residence and also sleeps up to 6 guests (for larger groups). We also have a Studio Apt with King bed to sleep an additional 4 guests (up to 16 in total on the property).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Daily housekeeping, private chef, airport transfers and more are included in our All Inclusive packages (not in Vacation Rental rates). Email or call us to get a quote and for more information. Covered Parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Phone for long-distance (U.S., Canada or Europe) and local calls. We have a 14' center console boat with 40 HP Yamaha engine available for rental. If you're interested in scuba diving or snorkeling please visit our website


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4 mile secluded sandy beach - 203 TripAdvisor reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

This is our favorite place to be.

  • 5 of 5

It is so nice to be here we love this place and have been coming since our kids where very young. Our kids 2010 or maybe before!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Congo Town International
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Top Shelf Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Right out front
Car: not necessary

We have a 14' center console boat with 40 HP Yamaha engine available for rental


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

- 3BR Beach Villa (owner's residence) and Studio apartment are available for an additional charge
- All Inclusive Service available for an additional charge
- 14' motor boat available for charter upon request

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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