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'CALYPSO' - OCEANFRONT, PRIME LOCATION, SLEEPS 12, BOAT SLIP

Bill Hand

Speaks English
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
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'CALYPSO' - OCEANFRONT, PRIME LOCATION, SLEEPS 12, BOAT SLIP

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Elbow Cay

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

At Calypso, if you were any closer to the ocean, your feet would be wet! With fabulous views, one of the prettiest sandy beaches on the island, great swimming/snorkeling, and a prime central location close to town, Calypso is one of the most desirable rental houses on the island.

RUBBING ELBOWS NOT ALLOWED!

Calypso was designed from scratch for multiple families or large groups, with plenty of room to spread out and an open floor plan. No guest ever feels crowded with the large decks, generous common areas, and widely separated bedrooms. Partiers and sleepers can co-exist, and parents can rest easy knowing their children are safe and having fun without being underfoot. Whether you prefer quiet or a circus, there are many choices of how and where to spend your time – without even leaving the house!

FORMAL AND STUFFY - NOT!

Calypso is kick-off-your shoes casual and invites you to relax and have fun. Comfort rules. With a warm island motif, whimsical art that makes you smile, and comfortable furnishings, all your worries will soon be forgotten. A little sand on your feet – no problem - Calypso can handle it!

LET THE SUN SHINE AND THE BREEZES BLOW WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE TO GO!

Sunny or shady, breezy or calm, everyone can find a place to call their own. Sun worshippers love the steamer chairs on the ocean deck, which runs the entire width of the house. Also on the ocean side is a large shaded gazebo for those of fairer skin. A spacious landside screened porch and deck are perfect for enjoying fresh air when the breeze is a bit strong off the ocean, offering pleasant views of the yard’s palm trees and tropical vegetation. And those of a culinary persuasion need not feel left out as the kitchen area features awning style windows that open onto the porch. Whether flipping a burger on the deck’s gas grill, enjoying the vivid sunset sky in a porch rocker, or preparing an island feast in the well equipped kitchen, you will enjoy innumerable amenities that insure your stay is fun and memorable.

NO MORE “WHO GETS THE NICE BEDROOM?” DILEMMAS !

All 6 bedrooms are nice, spacious, and airy with lots of windows and great views. Dressers, wardrobes, and built-in closets provide plenty of storage and places to put your things. Every bedroom has its own private bathroom with shower and two sinks. Don’t settle for a bed in a closet that is labeled a bedroom!

TO TV OR NOT TO TV, OR DO THE GAME ROOM?

Yes there is a TV, and only one, and it’s a good one -in a private room, upstairs and away from all the activity. Perfect for an evening movie, or watching that 'can't miss' ballgame. Some guests have even been known to read a book in this cozy “away room”.

Rather get loud and rowdy, but don’t want to disturb others? Try the game room on the ground floor with its ping pong, foosball, and pool tables. A second refrigerator is perfect for keeping selected beverages handy.

NO POWER, WHAT DO WE DO?

Power outages happen in the Bahamas, especially in the summer when it’s hot and humid with no breeze and electrical demand is at its peak. There is no flushing of toilets, no showers, no relief from the heat (Ceiling fans need power too!), and food spoils. Power outages usually don’t last long, but YOU DON’T KNOW, and you have NO CONTROL! Who wants to lose a single vacation minute with these worries? Power outages are a non-event for guests of Calypso. The professionally maintained generator starts/stops automatically and provides all the power needed, even for AC.

WATER FROM ROOFS? BIRDS, PLEASE STAY AWAY!

While rain water collected from roofs and stored in cisterns is normal for most island houses, all Calypso water comes from a well and is purified by a reverse osmosis system with a 7,000 gallon reservoir. NO water is collected from the roof, so guests enjoy the cleanest water possible. The RO unit is professionally and scrupulously maintained, and completely automated.

AN OCEANFRONT HOUSE WITH A BOAT SLIP?

Guests are assured of a convenient and protected place to keep their boat at an assigned slip in Nigh Creek, between the house and town, a very short distance (.4 mile) away. Additional slips are available. (Oceanfront rental houses with docks/boat slips are very rare on Elbow Cay, and finding an available spot at the public docks can be a real challenge.)

PLEASE DON’T TAKE ME OFF THE GRID!

Some folks are happy to disappear from family, friends, and work while on vacation. That’s fine, but others may want to stay connected. (And there is always that “off/on” switch.) Calypso gives you the choice with a very reliable broadband internet connection and in-house wireless network. FREE! So don’t be embarrassed - surf the internet, immerse yourself in emails, and Skype those calls if YOU want. At a lower level of communications sophistication, Calypso also has a telephone and VHF radio for local calls.

WHO’S IN CHARGE?

Calypso has very active owners that check email regularly, respond quickly, and are always ready to assist. Do not underestimate the value of this level of attention! No one else has a more vested interest in your visit being trouble free and enjoyable. While the owners personally respond to all VRBO inquiries and have the final say on reservations/rates, guests will eventually be directed to Elbow Cay Properties to confirm reservations, collect information on your party, and coordinate your arrival with the caretaker. This rental agency is very experienced, very professional, and is an important on-island contact. Once you have made a reservation, they become your primary contact until you are actually in the Bahamas and meet with the caretaker. His responsibility is to keep the house in good order and ready for your arrival, to assist in getting to/from the ferry and the house, familiarize you with the house, and to help you with any concerns that need direct assistance. Of course, the owner is always glad to remotely assist.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Visit the Calypso website for more information:

Extensive photos

About Elbow Cay and Hope Town

About Calypso

Getting There

Getting Around

Things to Do

LIVE Beach Web Cam and Weather

Links/Contacts

Sorry, VRBO will not allow it to be listed here, but you can add 'www.' before 'calypsobahamas' and '.com' after.

RATES RATES RATES

PEAK MONTHS/WEEKS (March to August, Thanksgiving week, Xmas week, New Years Week)

$9,000/week for full occupancy (6 bedrooms and/or 12 people maximum)

OFF SEASON (September-February, except Christmas, New Year and Thanksgiving weeks)

$6,500/week for full occupancy (6 bedrooms and/or 12 people maximum)

$3,500/week - 3 BRs and/or 6 people. Each additional BR and/or 2 people is $1000

For an additional fee, a few extra children can be accomodated on air mattresses.

The mandatory 10% Bahamian Lodging Tax is not included in the above rates

Keywords: oceanfront, rental house, hopetown, elbow cay, bahamas, beach front, hope town, ocean front, home, abaco

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Bill Hand

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English

We live in New Bern and Greenville in eastern NC, and are a university professor, attorney, dentist, and realtor.

We enjoy boating and travel, and have watched our children grow up visiting Elbow Cay. We are very hands-on owners, visiting the house several times a year and keeping close tabs on the property at other times.

Bill Hand purchased this house in 1999

We honeymooned on Elbow Cay 30 years ago, fell in love with the island, and returned regularly until purchasing a older 'character' home in 1999 with our good friends and current partners. Months later the house was destroyed by Floyd. With such a great location, we spent years designing and building a new house to complement the site while caputuring some of our favorite features of the original house. Calypso is the proud result.

What draws us to Elbow Cay is the peace and quiet, friendly people, natural beauty, and safety. There are no cruise ships, resorts, compounds, or mega-hotels. One can walk anywhere on the island at any time of the day or night and feel completely safe. In all our years, we have never locked a door while there. We love walking in town and not dodging cars and motorcycles (Motor vehicles are prohibited from Hope Town except for commercial deliveries.) Golf carts, especially quiet ELECTRIC ones, are such a pleasant and non-intrusive way of getting around the rest of the island. And people are so friendly - everyone waves when passing!

Naturally, since this is an island, boating is a major part of your activies, and the surrounding waters are just phenominal. Even an inexperienced boater, or someone unfamiliar with the area, can travel most anywhere safely and in protected waters.

Most of the locals on the island depend upon second home owners and visitors for their livelihood, so they are unusually willing to provide advice or render assitance. Surliness typical of some of the more heavily visited parts of the Bahamas just doesn't exist on Elbow Cay.

Our families are well traveled, and we could spend our vacations most anywhere. The fact that we have never tired of Elbow Cay and are always eager to return is the greatest endorsement we can give.

Without you, our renters, we would be unable to enjoy this island paradise, so we have every incentive to make YOUR experience a positive one.

Rather than repeat what you can read elsewhere, here are few of the things we ALWAYS do.

We pick up a few cold ones on the way to the ferry from the airport and as soon as the ferry leaves the dock, toast our arrival, for now we KNOW beyond all doubt we will shortly be in Hopetown. We deliver our bags to the house and head straight to the Harbour's Edge for anything conch - whether it be fritters, chowder, burgers, fingers, salad, whatever. You can't beat the food and the view of the harbour and that stunning lighthouse.

With at beverage in hand, we head south in the cart to tour the island, with maybe a visit to Firefly, the Abaco Inn, or Sea Spray to freshen up our beverages or enjoy a snack of something locally caught and prepared.

We cruise to neighboring islands for meals at Cracker P's on Lubbers Quarters, Pete's Pub in Little Harbour, Nippers on Guana Cay, or Hibiscus on Man O War, where a boatyard and canvas shop stop are mandatory.

We walk into town a LOT, whether for a cup of excellent java at the HT Coffee Shop, fresh bread and pies at Vernon's, shopping at one of the many small gift stores, or just to enjoy the cooing of the doves and picturesqe houses.

We snorkel at Sandy Cay, one of the areas prettiest and well protected reefs, and walk the beach at Pelican Cay. The thundering surf crashing onto the oceanside coral can give one a new perspective on the perils of being shipwrecked on a reef, and the tideline is edged with colorful tiny shells that are miniature treasures.

We visit the famous red and white striped light house, one of a very few in the WORLD that are still hand wound and burn kerosene. The view or the island from the top is spectacular, and sure to drive a camera buff into a frenzy of picture taking.

We visit the Wyannie Malone museum to renew our respect for the town founders and the history of this truly unique place.

Lastly, we enjoy our house. Everything else is a bonus!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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'Calypso' - Oceanfront, Prime Location, Sleeps 12, Boat Slip
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Elbow Cay Abaco
Miami, Florida
5

EPIC WEEK AT CALYPSO!

  • 5 out of 5
Words nor photos can remotely describe the joy, laughter and great times had by all of us at your Calypso Home!

My son's deployment wish became a reality. All of his family and best friends spent a week of 'pura vida' in Hopetown at your Calypso 'haven'. I am SOOOOOO GLAD we chose Calypso House! It was perfect! We definitely needed the spacious living area. It's obvious you put a lot of thought when building.

Every moment was cherished, whether sitting around the dining table sharing stories, having a family toast in your kitchen, or a cuban-style cigar gathering...it was epic. The sound and smells of the ocean put you in automatic relax mode. Afternoon siesta in the hammock...Priceless!

Hope to be back someday!

Again....THANK YOU for sharing your lovely Calypso Home with us.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Calypso' - Oceanfront, Prime Location, Sleeps 12, Boat Slip
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Elbow Cay Abaco
Berwyn, PA
5

JUST THE RIGHT BIG CHILL

  • 5 out of 5
Calypso is indeed purpose built for groups that like to be together sometimes and apart sometimes. We had three families including adults and young adults and were never too crowded. The house is sturdy - really quiet inside and clean and well-kept. It's beautifully positioned at the top of a dune, right on the beach and we had a constant sea breeze so the temperatures in the high 80s were always comfortable out on the deck. We rented one golf cart for the house which helped us haul gear to the boat and goods from town, otherwise everything is within a reasonable walk. The private dock was really great - no jockeying for space at the public dock and closer to the house. The caretakers met us on schedule at our ferry and were as attentive as we asked them to be. The owners answered all our questions before arrival and they encourage feedback. I sent them a few comments after our stay they responded immediately with a really nice follow up. We want to go back as soon as possible!
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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'Calypso' - Oceanfront, Prime Location, Sleeps 12, Boat Slip
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Elbow Cay Abaco
Titusville, PA
5

GREAT HOUSE AND GREATEST LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
We had made a quick tour of home the year before. Met all of our expectations and was built for the three families staying there..we had all beds full for the week except for three nights and everyone had their own space. More than adequate kitchen with full compliments. One of best oceanfront homes, enjoyed walking down the beach into Hopetown near the Harbor Lodge and we met many new friends at "On Da Beach" one of islands hot spots just a couple of hundred yards south. Just beatfully and thoughtfully laid out for great practical utilization...2 washer dryers helped us reduce baggage considerably. Generator kicked on numerous times seemenlessly without notice or a problem, we always had electric, water and all service without exception. We plan on returning.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Elbow Cay Abaco
Orange Beach, AL USA
5

AWESOME BEACH HOUSE!

  • 5 out of 5
We just celebrated my 50th birthday, the birthday of my wife and another birthday of a very good friend at Calypso. This is an awesome house for a group. We had 7 adults (3 couples & one single adult) and each of us had a wonderful time. Certainly one of the best vacations we have had.

The layout of the home for 4 couples and kids is awesome. You can accommodate up to 12 with the extra two rooms that have the twin beds. The mirror image layout is great with a master on the left & right of the 2nd & 3rd floors, and is very conducive to privacy as well as easy access to the Kitchen/Dining/Family Room area, the deck and beach access.

A little further to town than you may wish to walk, but golf carts make it easy to get around. We rented from Island Cart Rentals in Hopetown and they pickup/deliver to Calypso and the boat dock (that is also another great feature of the house).

The boat dock is a great asset. About a 10-12 minute walk or a quick golf cart ride from the house towards Hopetown, the dock is safe, protected, secure and accommodated a 26' Dusky from CJ Abaco Dorado boat rentals easily.

The house is well equipped with Wifi, Satellite Radio & Entertainment System, big screen TV upstairs for keeping kids entertained, ice-maker, weather station and a well stocked supply of spices and condiments for cooking.

Big windows open up on the western (grill side) to enable the grill meister to be part of the action when cooking at the house.

We cooked in 3 nights and very much enjoyed the steaks, seafood and other dishes that we created in the Kitchen and on the grill.

Overall an awesome home and one we plan to recommend to friends, family and clients.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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'Calypso' - Oceanfront, Prime Location, Sleeps 12, Boat Slip
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Elbow Cay Abaco
United States
5

PERFECT!!! HOUSE AND LOCATION FOR OUR SON'S 21ST BIRTHDAY

Perfect!!! House and Location for our son's 21st Birthday
  • 5 out of 5
Our family stayed at Calypso for our son's 21st birthday on Jan 7th, 2013! We loved the house, the location and the island. We left our hearts on Elbow! What a great house for any occasion! We highly recommend it. It was very comfortable and well appointed. Can't wait to get back!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Elbow Cay Abaco
Boca Raton, FL, USA
5

RELAXING IN PARADISE

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed in Calypso with two other families in August for a week and had an amazing time. This is our second time vacationing in the islands but our first at Elbow Cay and by far enjoyed Elbow the most. Calypso is perfect for accomodating a large crowd and as seen in the photos has plenty of room for everyone to sleep comfortably. We consisted of three families with seven teenage children and were always comfortable even while entertaining other friends. The kitchen is large and has everything needed to make meals for large crowds, while it is also great to have the bar and family room area so close that you never feel alone. We enjoyed swimming in the ocean, walking on the beach or just sitting on the deck watching the sunset. The kids spent most of their time, when not on the boat or at the beach, in the downstairs game room just hanging out. We spent our days on the boat fishing, diving and island hopping but while we were on the island we rented a golf cart and were conveniently located close to grocery stores, the docks and downtown shopping. I would definitely reccomend staying at Calypso and hope to return again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Marsh Harbour (MHH)
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Albury Ferry
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
At your feet
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
On Da Beach
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Bakers Bay
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Hope Town Harbour Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Calypso Boat Slip
Car: not necessary

Snorkel off the beach, SCUBA diving arranged through on-island dive shop. Rent kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, and boats locally. Golf at Treasure Cay or Bakers Bay - a 40 minute boat ride away. Sail boat day charters. Conching and crawfish with local guides. Many choices for offshore fishing or bonefishing.

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Elbow Cay, Abaco

Notes

  • $9,000 peak, $6,500/wk off-peak
  • US Dollars
  • PEAK MONTHS/WEEKS (March to August, Thanksgiving week, Xmas week, New Years Week)
  • $9,000/week for up to 12 people - payment by check directly to owner
  • OFF SEASON (September-February, except Christmas, New Year and Thanksgiving weeks)
  • $6,500/week for full occupancy (6 bedrooms and/or 12 people maximum)
  • $3,500/week - 3 BRs and/or 6 people. Each additional BR and/or 2 people is $1000
  • For an additional fee, a few extra children can be accomodated on air mattresses
  • The mandatory 10% Bahamian Lodging Tax is not included in the above rates

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elbow Cay in Abaco

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Top Floor North - toilet , shower , Double sinks, vaulted ceiling, ocean view.
    Middle Floor North, Oceanside - toilet , shower , Double sinks, ocean view.
    Top Floor South - toilet , shower , Double sinks, vaulted ceiling, ocean view.
    Middle Floor South, Oceanside - toilet , shower , Double sinks, ocean view.
    Middle Floor North, Land Side - toilet , shower , Double sinks, view of yard.
    Middle Floor South, Land Side - toilet , shower , Double sinks, yard view.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Private, ocean breezes, surrounded by tropical vegetation.
  • All bathrooms have adjoining bedrooms and feature Toto toilets, double sinks, tile floors/trim, showers, and generous counters/shelving for personal items. Two bath towels per person, a washcloth, and starter soaps and toilet paper are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Top Floor North - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling, large windows on 3 of 4 walls.
    Top Floor South - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling, large windows on 3 of 4 walls.
    Middle Floor North, Oceanside - 1 king , Great ocean and beach views.
    Middle Floor South, Oceanside - 1 king , Great ocean and beach views.
    Middle floor, Land side - 2 twin/ single , Great views of palms and tropical vegetation in yard.
    Middle floor, land side - 2 twin/ single , Great views of palms and tropical vegetation in yard.
  • very bedrooms has its own bathroom. There are 4 king bedrooms and 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each. The twin bedrooms are popular with younger or single guests, but ALL rooms are spacious and have great views. No one gets an undesirable room. A few additional guests, typically children, can easily be accommodated on air mattresses. Please, prior permission is needed for extra guests to arrange for the mattresses and linens. Additional charges may apply. Baby Cribs are available by prior arrangement.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Video Game Console ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • golf
Notes:
Power outages happen in the Bahamas, especially in the summer when it’s hot and humid with no breeze, and electrical demand is at its peak. Oh, and ceiling fans don’t work without power either. Power outages usually don’t last long, but YOU DON’ KNOW, and you have NO CONTROL! This is a non-event for guests of Calypso. The professionally maintained generator starts/stops automatically and provides all the power needed, even for AC. While rain water collected from roofs and stored in cisterns is normal for most houses, all Calypso water comes from a well and is purified by a reverse osmosis system with a 7,000 gallon reservoir. NO water is collected from the roof, so guests enjoy the cleanest water possible. The RO unit is professionally and scrupulously maintained, and completely automated. Calypso has an assigned slip at a nearby private dock on Nigh Creek that is well protected - check the map for a place marker. Additional slips at the dock can be arranged in advance.