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PRIVATE BEACHHOUSE 'THE BOATHOUSE' ON 3 1/4 ACRES W/ SPECTACULAR BEACH

Leslie Kennedy

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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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PRIVATE BEACHHOUSE 'THE BOATHOUSE' ON 3 1/4 ACRES W/ SPECTACULAR BEACH

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Cat Island - Boathouse on Cat Island

I bedroom, 1 bath including outdoor shower and 12 ft decks

The Boathouse is a custom built, Bahamian-style home set on a privately owned 3 1/4 acre property. The acreage runs from the ocean to the bay with the house set back from the beach between the ocean and the Bay. The Boathouse is surrounded by water on three sides and has a path to the sugar, white sand beach with gin clear water.The Boathouse is very private, and is the only house on our property. Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stovetop, Ice maker, Select Comfort California King Bed w/ down pillows and 400ct. Egyptian Cotton sheets, fabulous outdoor protected shower, DVD, VHS, Film Library, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fans throughout, lending library, Seagrass furniture, Teak chaise lounges & dining area, IKEA cabinets,12 foot decks all around. Walk to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club with access to beach bar & outdoor dining. Use of kayaks, canoe, and bicycles included in stay. Selection of grocery markets, restaurants and bars are nearby. Local property manager for assistance.

Cat Island Overview: Untainted by tourism, Cat Island is the sixth-largest island in The Bahamas. The fishhook-shaped island — some 48 miles long and 1 to 4 miles wide and lies about 325 miles southeast of Miami. Named after the pirate Arthur Catt, it’s located near the Tropic of Cancer, between Eleuthera and Long Island. It has one of the best climates in The Bahamas, with temperatures in the high 60s during the short winters, rising to the mid-80s in summer, with trade winds making the place even more comfortable. With its pristine virgin beaches, Cat Island is one of the most beautiful islands in The Bahamas, and it is so little visited that it's inexpensive and still feels undiscovered. Many local historians claim that Cat Island residents were the first to see Columbus. The great explorer himself was believed by some to have been welcomed here by the peaceful Arawaks. Beautiful beaches offer an array of water sports. Visitors can go swimming or snorkeling at several places.

Boathouse housekeeping and maintenance: The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained.

Property manager on-island to assist with any questions or requests you may have. Property manager will also assist with car rental reservations, restaurant recommendations, grocery store/liquor store/wine shop directions,airport pickup details and directions to not-to-miss sights.

Kayaks, canoe and bicycles: The use of kayaks, canoe and bicycles is included in your stay at the Boathouse. There are 2 kayaks available, a tandem and a single, plus there are 2 new beach cruisers parked in our garage for your use. The canoe is tied up behind the house on the back bay.

A newly built tiki hut with cushioned chaise lounges is available for your exclusive use on our beach.

Additional beach chairs, a beach umbrella and an ice chest are also stored in the garage for your enjoyment.

A king size hammock hangs on the deck for reading,relaxing, or an afternoon nap.

There is a large lending library at the Boathouse which includes many new fiction and non-fiction books.

Numerous Caribbean cookbooks and favorite Bahamian recipes are located in our library.

*****Toyota 4 Runner is available for rent by the week, located at the Boathouse (in our garage)*****

Historical

Hermitage on Mt. Alvernia

This island's distinct virtue is that it is home to the highest point in the Bahamas--Mount Alvernia--an astounding 206 feet (63 meters) above sea level On its peak is a monastery called The Hermitage, built by Monsignor Jerome Hawkes, who came to The Bahamas as an Architect and an Anglican priest to repair Anglican churches on Long Island. He was later ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest and became known as Monsignor Jerome Hawkes.

Deveaux Mansion

The ruins of an 18th-century plantation house.

Columbus Point

One of the many Indian caves which honeycomb the island, and a conch shell monument to Christopher Columbus, a testament to the locals' undying belief that here marks his first landfall, much to the dismay of the nearby San Salvadorians, who insist that the honor belongs to them.

Boating/Sailing & Diving

Since the day they were first discovered by ship, the 700 islands in The Bahamas have increasingly become a magnet for sea vessels. Fuel up. Chart a course. Uninhabited cays, hidden coves, annual regattas, and modern marinas will sweeten the voyage.

Diving

Coral reefs. Blue holes. Walls. Caves. Shipwrecks. Sharks. Dolphins. Stingrays. The variety of islands in The Bahamas presents a variety of diving experiences. Beginners and experts are welcome. Lessons and guides can be found throughout the islands.

Blue Hole; Out on the bank, this circular depression leads to an 80- to 100-foot descent along the outer walls. Inside the opening, divers often encounter schools of fish, large grouper, and Caribbean reef sharks.

White Hole Reef

This reef expresses another phenomenon unusual to The Bahamas: circular depressions in the limestone basin that form flat basins surrounded by coral mounds. These sites serve as an oasis for solitary reef and schooling fish.

Fishing

Bonefishing has become a local favorite within The Islands Of The Bahamas. Bonefishing takes place in the flats, where guides slowly pole small flat-bottomed boats for anglers or the truly dedicated quietly stalk these elusive fish by wading through knee-deep water. These quicksilver fighters, weighing up to 15 pounds, inspire both fly fishermen and spin casters alike with their power and speed.

Unpredictable and wily, the bonefish are often found in schools of 100 or more, making for exciting bursts of action. Don’t try to eat these bottom skimmers—you’ll quickly realize how they got their name.

Nathaniel 'Top Cat' Gilbert, a native of Cat Island, is an expert fishing guide and Certified Bonefishing Champion, with years of experience. He is a people person, likes to entertain and demonstrate fishing techniques. He knows where all of the good fishing spots are and guarantees that you will see fish.

Dining suggestions

-Pigeon Cay Beach Club (1/4 mile walk up the beach from the Boathouse)

Dinner served for guests of the inn, and for Boathouse guests most evenings. Selected entree per evening which typically features fresh fish, crab, baked chicken.

Full bar. PCBC has an honor bar for their guests. Guests of the Boathouse enjoy signing privileges at the honor bar and restaurant and may settled up at departure.

-Derrick's Conch Shack (5 miles from the Boathouse.Easy bike ride)

Fresh couch salad and cracked conch. Call ahead. Dinner upon request including jerk chicken,curry chicken, snapper, grouper, lobster,curried goat.(depending on season).Cold beer.

-Sammy T's (5.6 miles from the Boathouse)

Restaurant and full bar. Specialties include conch fritters,salads,grilled lobster, snapper,chicken

-Cookie House Restaurant in Arthur's Town (10.5 miles)

-Periwinkles (12.5 miles)

Full bar.Salads,crab,ribs,pork chops

-Fernandez Bay Restaurant (18.5 miles)

Full bar.Conch,burgers,fish

Getting here

Scheduled Flights:

SkyBahamas

Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau to The Bight, Cat Island (twice/day)

Cat Island Air

Nassau to Cat Island (daily)

Pineapple Air

Nassau to Cat Island

Bahamasair,

Nassau to Cat Island (flights daily)

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Charter Flights:

Bimini Island Air, Legacy Air Ltd. Regular scheduled charter flights are available to Cat Island from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. or Nassau, Bahamas. Flight schedules may fluctuate, so please contact the airlines to confirm their schedules. Round trip airfare is around $350 from Florida and $160 from Nassau.

Kayaking

Pigeon Creek, located just steps behind the Boathouse, makes for a peaceful, quiet trip through an aquatic wonderland. The creek is a nursery for sea turtles, bonefish, manta rays and other small fish. Paddlers can see them cruising along the sandy bottom or darting in and out of the mangrove trees.

If you have never kayaked before, this is the place to learn. Our ocean kayaks are wide and stable and do not restrain your legs or body. They are easy to get in and out of and it is easy to learn for first timers.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie Kennedy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The Boathouse, Molly S.,Jackson, Michigan Date of stay: December 20-28,2009

The Boathouse was exactly what the website pictures promised and more. It even felt roomier than the pictures indicated. Every item you've chosen for the house is of the highest quality. I never looked for a thing that wasn't available: flashlights, lighters, kitchen utensils, etc. The linens were wonderful and plentiful. We loved going through the guest binder and learning the ins-and-outs of Cat Island: where to eat, how to get around, sights to see, history, activities... Your insight there is priceless. We spent many hours on the Pigeon Cay beach and took long walks. I think we probably saw other people maybe a dozen times in the week we were there, but it was usually the same 3 or 4. No one ever bothered us or disrupted our peace and enjoyment in any way. We felt like we were in our own romantic world. The water was amazing; the sand like powdered sugar. The palm frond tiki hut even sheltered us from passing rainshowers. Leslie was a very nice hostess for a Christmas Eve meal at their resort. She also easily arranged a rental car for us, even had it delivered there at the resort. The Cat Island experience is very unique and one I will always remember. I'm sure we will visit again, although probably in the spring or early summer to avoid some of the inclement weather that can muddle up the winter season. I also have a few couples from work who are interested in the Boathouse, and I'm sharing great reviews with them, too. One of the couples is a pair of avid divers who spend lots of time around the Caribbean. Although they usually travel resort-style, they also seek out a getaway like your place every year or two. Watch for the Baldwins from Michigan, I bet they'll be your guest someday.

In closing, a lot of friends and family have asked would we do it again. I have said, without hesitation, yes! You have a lovely getaway spot on a special island. Thank you so much for allowing us to be your guests. We look forward to a chance to stay again.
Jan 2010
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Private Beachhouse 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 Acres w/ Spectacular Beach
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Private Beachhouse 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 Acres w/ Spectacular Beach
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p155631
+1242 - 354-5084
Cat Island Bahamas
5

Relaxation at its BEST!

  • 5 out of 5
Where do I even begin when it comes to putting into words my wonderful stay at the Boathouse? If you’re even questioning staying at the Boathouse or wondering if everything is good to go since the hurricane, you can rest assured everything is the way it should be, perfect. My fiancée and I stayed at the Boathouse for twelve nights and truly still didn’t have enough time. The Boathouse is truly a relaxing place and somewhere I can’t wait to visit again. Having traveled a lot in my life and stayed at so many great places, your house was truly in my top three! The attention to detail in every aspect of your house is truly amazing. From the great king hammock on the porch to the “at home feeling” of the house, I was truly blown away. Your website doesn’t even begin to explain how wonderful your house or the beaches truly are. The Boathouse has all the amenities and more as the website reflects. If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing, and perfectly secluded beach then look no further. There really isn’t much more you can ask for besides the amenities that are already included.
The island as a whole was truly a great place to get away from it all. We were truly amazed and happy of how “un commercialized” the island truly is. Jennifer and I are very much the type of people who enjoy little quite places like Cat Island with people second to none. The locals were really great! The fact that a little nine-year-old boy stopped us and asked for a ride was truly something that shocked me but shows just how safe and comfortable the island locals are. Also if you’re looking to fish, I highly recommend Ricky, he may not have the best-looking boat but after three and a half hours we were twenty five fish deep in the cooler with a huge twenty five plus pound red snapper.
Overall, I would rate the vacation a 9 out of 10, with the Boathouse earning a 10 out of 10, and the price was very cheap. I can’t believe Mark and Sarah rent their house for so cheap to be truthful but it’s something I liked ha-ha. You were so right about Cat Island and I now understand how you could so easily fall in love with the place. Again thank you for your great hospitality and letting us share a piece of your welcoming and loving home. Until Jen and I return again, like the old sailors say, “Fair winds and calm seas”. Thanks again for everything, this was a dream vacation come true. Cat Island and the locals simply ROCK!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private Beachhouse 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 Acres w/ Spectacular Beach
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+1242 - 354-5084
Cat Island Bahamas
East Longmeadow, MA USA
5

Total relaxation in a beautiful setting

  • 5 out of 5
I have been reading reviews for the Boathouse for years now and dreamed of going there ever since I first found out about it. This year my dream finally came true! My wife and I spent an idyllic week at the Boathouse in late March/early April. It was just as wonderful as I imagined it would be, the house was clean and so bright inside with all the natural light, the bed was so comfortable, we were each able to adjust the mattress for our own comfort. The kitchen and grill were perfect and we spent our breakfast and lunch each day out on the deck looking at the beautiful view of the creek. After breakfast walking over that dune each day and seeing the water and the empty beach spread out before us was so amazing and peaceful, I put my wife's chair in the sun and I sat under the tiki hut and we spent the days there in total relaxation. We were extremely sad when it was time to go. One week is not enough, we told Ned and Leslie that if they ever wanted to retire that they should call us and we would gladly take over ha ha! They are lovely people, very kind, generous and always ready to help out with anything you need. The 4-Runner was great for excursions, we spent one day driving around the island (From the Hawks Nest for lunch to Shanna's Cove for dinner) but that was enough. We spent the rest of our days relaxing on the beach or hanging out in the hammocks on the deck of the Boathouse. We did go out to dinner a few times, Da Smoke Pot is a must, Fernandez Bay had amazing food and we had dinner one night at Pigeon Cay which was easily as delicious as the others were. We visited the bar at Pigeon Cay most days in the afternoon for a Kalik and sat watching the waves and chatting with their guests but the best part of the whole vacation for me was spending quality time in peaceful seclusion with my wife. I cannot wait to come back for a longer stay. Thank you so much for offering up such an amazing place for us to stay.

Todd & Tammy
  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Todd & Tammy,

Sounds like a perfect holiday ! For many, it is hard to believe that you can have such a beautiful beach and ocean setting all to yourself, but as you described, the Boathouse on Cat Island is such a place. When we purchased these 3 1/4 acres of beachfront back in the 90's, there were two houses on the 3 miles of beach stretching from our property to Alligator Point. Twenty+ years later the number of homes on this stretch is eight (spread over 3 miles). As you so effectively described, "it is like having a private beach, where you can totally relax". Thank you for staying at the Boathouse, and please come back soon.

Best,

Mark & Sarah
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Private Beachhouse 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 Acres w/ Spectacular Beach
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Cat Island Bahamas
Where do you live?
5

Another week in Paradise!

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I returned to the Boathouse for our third stay in the last 17 months in April. It was again perfect for our needs. The Boathouse provides complete tranquility in a breathtakingly beautiful location.

If you want complete relaxation on a world class beach, with very few people to interrupt you, the Boathouse is the perfect place. The private tiki hut is the perfect place to take refuge after long swims in the gin clear water.

You can cook for yourself in the well appointed kitchen, or supplement your meals with Ned and Leslie just down the beach at Pigeon Cay 3-4 times per week for dinner.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heath & Janelle,
Wow, three stays at the Boathouse within two years is a new record for return guests! Whether reading a book on the beach in the tiki hut, relaxing in the hammocks on the deck, snorkeling or scuba diving, kayaking or exploring the island on the beach cruisers, Cat Island has a lot (or a little, if that's your preference) to do and see. You seem to have mastered the island lifestyle. We added 2 new sets of snorkeling equipment (masks, snorkels, fins) this month for guest's use, and a lot of new books to the lending library at the house. For those that like to cook at home, Tito's (local fisherman) place is a short pedal from the house for fresh caught Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Grouper,Conch and Lobster in season. If you want to have someone else cook for you, between Derrick's Conch Shack, Sammy T's, and Da Smoke Pot Restaurant on the North end they cook up fresh fish, conch, lobster, crab, curried chicken and the occasional steak. And a short walk up the beach from the house, the Pigeon Cay Beach Club cooks an evening feast 3-4 times per week for their guests, and guests of the Boathouse. Leslie and Ned are great hosts for the evening, and it's fun to meet up with some of the other island guests at the outdoor bar or the cookout. Boathouse guests also have full signing privileges at the PCBC beach bar during their entire stay, should you want a cold beer or other refreshment after a long walk on the beach or a day out exploring the island.
Thank you so much for choosing the Boathouse as your island
home- away-from-home. We hope to see you back on-island very soon.
Best,
Mark & Sarah
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Cat Island Bahamas
4

Great airy cottage

  • 4 out of 5
Fabulous way to live in the tropics....all glass doors open onto a surrounding deck. I felt like I was on a deluxe tented African safari. Outdoor shower is great, bed was ultra comfortable (the mosquito netting over the bed is a nice addition) and kitchen had good appliances. The Weber grill was great and the large deck really is part of your living space. The beach palapa is fabulous and it's a great place for swimming. No snorkeling here.

On the negative side, the sink faucet took a little time to figure out (instructions would help) and it would be nice to have a small toaster oven for broiling since the only oven is the microwave/convection oven. No see-ums and mosquitoes are a real problem when the wind dies or the sun sets. We were forced to close the doors in the evenings and eating on the deck for dinner was problematic. There are no screens and the doors are not particularly tight so bugs do still come in and the doors really rattle in a wind storm (the latches are no longer working on some of the doors). You had better like outdoor living....which we do!

If you like bonefishing, it's out your backdoor. We were on the lagoon/creek every day and it's extensive. We spent a day with a local fisherman and did some hand-line fishing about 200 yards off the shore from our beach.....caught buckets of snapper, grouper and other fish.

Overall, a great spot to stay as long as you like being away from it all.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Carol,
Thank you for the nice write up on the Boathouse and our property. We are elated that you enjoyed our island home and beautiful beach. Cat Island is truly an Out Island gateway with unspoiled beaches, crystal clear water, lovely islanders, and zero large resorts. Glad you enjoyed the Select Comfort Cal-King bed, large shower, outdoor Weber, and beach tiki hut. Sorry about the pests you experienced at dusk a few of your nights. Sometimes when the wind dies or a large storm is moving in, it stirs them up right at sundown. We have ordered a no-see-um screening system for the deck area for just those times, to make outdoor dining and relaxing more enjoyable. The screening system is being custom designed and built in Canada, and should be shipped to the island by the end of next month.
The fishing around the house can be quite good, as you discovered. You can walk out behind the Boathouse on the flats in Pigeon Creek and wade all the way to Alligator Point in some pretty nice water. It is particularly good for catching bonefish on a fly-rod. We usually use an 8# rod and Crazy Charlie's are very popular. Off Alligator Point grouper and snapper are common, with lobster and conch plentiful on the windward side of the island. Again, thank you for staying at the Boathouse, and please come back soon.

Best,

Mark & Sarah
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Private Beachhouse 'The Boathouse' on 3 1/4 Acres w/ Spectacular Beach
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Cat Island Bahamas
5

Great natural moments on Cat Island

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed during one week on this wonderful island.
The Boathouse is very well situated and the landscape around the property is splendid.
At the boathouse you can live a natural life with all the comfort you need.
The house is well equiped and if you enjoy peace and quiet; its your area !
The beach at one minute by walking (its almost a private beach ) is really incredible. We don't say more about it : you have to live the experience by yourself...
The manager welcome you and help you if you need something. The owners are really nice and we exchanged a lot before the stay.
Cat is a paradise for who wants to live the islander experience. The beaches are incredible and in July we were always alone on each beaches we discovered. What a pleasure to have our private beaches wherever we went !
You can find good restaurants on the island but you can also live independently in the house.
We recommend to have a car to visit the island because there are lot of things and wonderful places to discover.
The people on the island are very nice and smilling, the "big" tourism doesn't affect the island and we hope it will be like that for a long time... Because its very precious to have these kind of places in the world with its natural people and its preserved landscapes ... We travel for that.
We have had a wonderful stay , we have wonderful "souvenirs" of the island and of the house.
We recommend of course the boathouse for all these reasons.
Be curious travelers, be respectful tourists and discover this place !
Thank you again to the owners.
And good travels !!!
Virginie and Gilles
  • Review Submitted: 24-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Virginie & Gilles,

So great to hear that enjoyed you stay at the Boathouse, and on Cat Island. We were thrilled that you found the Boathouse beach so private and spectacular, and that you discovered the many other white sand beaches on the island. Your coming from the coastal beach town of Messanges, France, it was particularly special that you found our beach "world-class". As you mentioned the Cat Islanders are truly friendly, warm, open, and helpful; always with a smile on their face and a wave as you pass by. Having no large hotels, resorts,casinos, or franchises on the entire island has kept Cat Island a very special hideaway, untainted by tourism. The restaurants and bars are all owned by the locals, and serve wonderful Bahamian food including fresh lobster, conch fritters, Grouper, Snapper, and crab. The ribs, smothered chicken, and fiery goat are also wonderful and flavorful. Thank you so much for staying at the Boathouse, and for writing such a nice overview of your vacation on Cat Island. Please come back soon.

Best,

Mark & Sarah
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Cat Island Bahamas
Enfield,CT
5

Paradise

  • 5 out of 5
Wonderful 7 days spent at the Boathouse, it had a great breeze 24 hours a day and kept the summer heat tolerable. The A/C inside was perfect when you shut down the house at night. I suggest "shutting down" the boathouse around dusk to avoid the visiting bugs and mosquito's from getting inside. They are NOT a problem morning to dusk! ...The evening, well that's another story.
The beach but only a short walk through a sandy path. It is beautiful and all yours! Really...not a soul was seen...just a friendly gecko or two keeping us company under your own private tiki hut. The Boathouse is unique with its fantastic wrap around deck and two wonderful hammocks and outdoor shower.
A few hundred yards down the beach is the Pigeon Cay Club run by Leslie and Ned. They are your hosts and will take care of anything you may need. Fabulous people and their resort is lovely, as well! Dinner, rental car, beach stuff, etc...Renting the Toyota 4Runner was well worth the price. ( gas was approx. $6 a gallon and gas is only available in 3-4 locations on entire island between 8 and 5 pm!! ..
The island is a treasure and you need to explore it to really enjoy the complete experience. We recommend taking a ride north to Shanna's Cove resort. The ride up is 30 min., beautiful and just pull over and swim anywhere in the clearest blue/green water you can imagine. The visit to Shanna's Cove is a gourmet dinner or lunch which you don't want to miss! Another can't miss is a night at Da Smoke Pot. Great grouper, rake n scrape, and fun hosted by Julian.
A naturally beautiful island, un-crowded, friendly and a wonderful getaway. Both the boathouse and Pigeon are nicely centrally located.
A couple of notes:
• You will be taken to / from airport by Omar or David ($40)...
• The only ice cream (one flavor) is at Yardi's, it’s just up the road with gas too !
• A morning ride up to Smith's Cove and New Bite you may encounter bright orange crabs by the hundreds walking across the road, it makes for a crunchy ride.
• The Hermitage is worth the visit.
• Taking a trip to the Atlantic side is a rough ride and not yet developed has its own primitive beauty.
• Do NOT buy anything from the Reverend, much cheaper at stores
• Locals are friendly and helpful, pick them up if they are walking and need a ride, its customary
• Grab a beer at little bar ON the water behind police station at rotary in Arthur Town, It's a gem.
• Sky Bahamas was on time/good experience
  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Richard,

Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing vacation at the Boathouse. From the Hermitage to the hideaway beach bar in Arthur's Town, you got out and met the locals, and saw the sights. Glad you enjoyed having dinner at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club; many of our guests enjoy the convenience of having signing privileges there for drinks at the beach bar and dinner on those special occasions. Da Smoke Pot restaurant in Arthur's Town is always a treat with local rake & scrape, and fresh fish & lobster. As you said, Cat Island is an undiscovered treasure; so happy that you got to experience the magic. Thank you for staying with us.

Best,

Mark & Sarah
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
New Bight Airport (TBI)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pigeon Cay Beach Club (honor bar for our guests)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
'Conch Shack'(3 miles) or Pigeon Cay Beach Club
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Our private beach (see photos below)
Car: recommended

The Boathouse is located on Pigeon Cay beach, in easy walking distance to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Our 3 1/4 acre property has a breathtaking, white sand private beach on the warm and gin clear water of the sea. Pigeon Cay is located on the leeward side of Cat Island making for calm waters & beautiful clean beaches. Our beach is located on a secluded, 3 mile beach which extends to Alligator Point. Pigeon Creek is a large salt water inlet which is behind the house and runs parallel to the beach. Pigeon Creek opens to the sea at Alligator Point and provides for exceptional kayaking in calm waters. You can kayak from behind the Boathouse, out to the sea at Alligator Point, & then back to our beach on the ocean. Sea turtles and large rays are frequently encountered while kayaking in Pigeon Creek. Bonefishing on the fly is exceptional in Pigeon Creek,and also in Smith Bay to the South and Orange Creek to the North.

Restaurants & bars serving local fare (lobster, conch) are nearby.

Other Activities: Beachcombing, Salt water fly-fishing, sea kayaking

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Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $1350.00 per week for up to 2 guests. No children or pets allowed.
$225.00 per night with a 4 night minimum.
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee dates.
American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for the balance of your stay.
Our 'week' is 8 days/7 nights

*****Toyota 4 Runner is available for rent by the week, located at the Boathouse (in our garage)*****
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee dates.
American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for the balance of your stay.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cat Island, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bright, sunny and colorful Bahamian bathroom with copper sink, brass mirror, storage shelves, overhead lighting, and ample closet. Bathroom adjoins bedroom and opens onto 12 foot decks and private, stunning outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Select Comfort
  • Bedroom has wonderful water views and opens onto 12 foot decks. A huge outdoor shower includes a gigantic brass shower head and plenty of hot, hot water. The California King is made by Select Comfort and includes individual controls for dialing in each of your custom firmness settings. Linens include 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, and oversized down pillows. Reading lamps with individual controls are conveniently located by the bedside.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Telephone on site. Wireless internet service is available both at the house, and steps away at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Kayaks, canoe, bicycles are included. Daily housekeeping is available at an additional charge. Fresh vegetables (squash, Pigeon Peas, green beans, beets, green peppers, kale, etc) & fruits (papaya, melon, bananas, lime, etc) are available from Danny, a local farmer. Fresh lobster, conch, Grouper, crab, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi/Dolphin, etc is available in season from either Ricky or Tito; the local fishermen. Many evenings Pigeon Cay Beach Club organizes a Bahamian feast. NOTE:. Most of the larger restaurants accept credit cards, but few of the smaller ones or shops do. US Dollars ($) are accepted everywhere. No pharmacies or hospital on the island, but there are two clinics; bring any needed medications. The Boathouse is the only home on our 3 1/4 acres which includes 235 of private beach on the ocean and 755 feet of waterfront on the backbay.
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