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The Most Economical And Directly On The BEST Beach- Studio For A Couple

Betty & Peter Oxley

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Minimum Stay 6 nights

Betty & Peter Oxley

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The Most Economical And Directly On The BEST Beach- Studio For A Couple

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

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1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2

'SANDY PALMS' is our newly built and designed beach apartments and as close to the beach as possible !!

The Economical Studio/Efficiency has a Queen bed, kitchenette with 2 hot rings, fridge,microwave, toaster, coffee maker etc etc. Shower room with WC and Hand basin, dining table,and chairs Loveseat, a/c and ceiling fan, flat screen cable TV with 53 major channels, radio/cd player. A/C and ceiling fan ensure our guests comfort.

Outside there is a private sea-facing patio with outdoor table and chairs for relaxing or al-fresco meals.

Just a few steps though our palm tree filled garden is the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach-regarded as the BEST TO STAY ON EXUMA .

The 1/2 mile ( 1km ) long, soft white sandy beach slopes gently into the amazing blue,calm and safe sea for swimming, snorkeling, watching or feeding the Green Turtles or relaxing on our loungers and chairs. For the more energetic, we have FREE Kayaks for our guests to enjoy exploring more of the protected bay.

Although quietly located, the international airport is only 10 minutes away ( our dedicated taxi driver will greet you there ) whilst the capital, Georgetown is 6 minutes away. No need to drive or taxi to shops as we have a good range within a 5 minute easy walk for groceries, butcher and deli, pharmacy and liquor.

Flying to Georgetown airport ( GGT ) is straightforward with DIRECT daily flights on AA and United whilst Delta and Air Canada also have DIRECT flights several times a week. More locally, there are several flights each day from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas. As we live nearby, we personally greet our guests and are available when required to help with information or to arrange activities such as boat trips,etc.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Betty & Peter Oxley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, A little French, German & Italian is spoken
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2015

About Betty & Peter Oxley

Betty & Peter moved to Exuma in 1999 after 15 years of owning and operating a popular guest house in England .We then created the Award Winning ' Coral Gardens' B & B Guest House which has been VOTED #1 on EXUMA every year since 2009 by the worlds largest travelers site.

Realising that many guests like to have a choice of being DIRECTLY on the beach, we finally found our ideal and nearby location on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach.which we named 'SANDY PALMS' as the garden which surrounds the property is filled with palm trees. We created a number of self-catering Studio and Apartment accommodations ranging from a comfortable and economical Studio/Effeciency for a couple, also a larger 2 room apartment for a family or 4 people, and a huge 8 person apartment with 4 bedroom and 4 bathrooms for groups of families or friends. This allows us to match our guests needs for the right sized and right priced accommodation and still offering peace and quiet as all the units have their own entrances in different parts of the building and separate patios and sundecks.

As we live nearby at Coral Gardens we not only arrange the short taxi ride from the airport, where you will be greeted by our dedicated taxi driver-Willy Rolle of Taxi #3, but we will personally welcome you to 'Sandy Palms' and show you around and give you maps and other information.

Our desire is to help our guests enjoy the holiday THEY want-whether it is simply a peaceful and relaxing time or activity filled. With our combined 30 years experience welcoming guests to Exuma we are able to make the best suggestions for making the most of a visit to the island

Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Betty & Peter Oxley chose Great Exuma

Hoopers Bay is the most convenient location to stay on in Exuma with easy access from the airport,& just a short distance from Georgetown as well as good local shops within an easy 5 minute walk.

Sandy Palms is set down its own long, tree lined driveway, and therefore away from the main road for peace and quiet whilst the beach is just a few steps through the coconut palms.

For guests who want to have a peaceful and relaxing visit but still be close enough shops, restaurants etc then Sandy Palms is the place to stay

What makes this apartment unique

For an incomparable beach location for lovers of sun and water and at the most economical price, this location is hard to beat !!.

With Betty and Peters combined 30+ years of experience living in Exuma we can offer our guests detailed and helpful information on all activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent 8 days at Coral Gardens Studios, and it was just amazing!

The studio rent was little, but provided of anything you may need, and very close to groceries by feet, and just 10 minutes from George Town by car.

Hoopers Bay is terrific, so the position of the house is just perfect if you want to enjoy your day "at home"!

Peter was very helpful, and we really thank him for his hospitality!

I strongly recommend this place if you want to visit Exuma.
Apr 2015
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4.9
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The Most Economical And Directly On The BEST Beach- Studio For A Couple
average rating of 4.9 based on 15 reviews
5

Sublime beach, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

The room is right on an amazing beach. I've been to beautiful beaches, Maldives, Maui, Sardinia, other islands in the Bahamas, and this is the best. This is paradise. It's warm, never crowded, just a few houses along it. Crystal clear water. Perfect oolite sand. Sublimely peaceful and beautiful. I don't think I ever saw more than maybe ten people on the beach at a time, and many times my wife and I had the whole beach to ourselves. The sea turtles swim right up to you. There are beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

The hosts, Betty and Peter Oxley, are fantastic. They know the area well, suggested great boat trips, arranged cabs for us, and referred us to good places to eat. They are 100% reliable, communicate quickly and clearly via email, and were a pleasure to work with. I’m very grateful.

As for the room, it has everything you need. This is a beach pad for grabbing sleep, showering, and eating. Everything works: the flatscreen TV is nice, the fridge is powerful, the hot water in the shower never ran out-- I have zero complaints. That said, don't expect it to be opulent, because many of the fixtures are showing their age and their proximity to the warm Caribbean ocean. If you’re the type of person who needs nothing less than brand new furnishings, then I'm afraid you won't be happy here. It’s low maintenance. They clean between visitors, but no one comes into the room to make your bed while you’re staying there. Who cares? You’re going to be spending most of your time by the water anyways. So if you can relax in dated, but completely functional and clean surroundings, you'll love it and you'll want to come back. We can't wait to do so. We can afford to stay at a very refined resort, but it’s more secluded here, and we’d rather spend the money on boat hires and other activities.

There’s one main road on the island, and the house’s location along that road is good too. We opted to take cabs most places, but it’s easy to rent cars. There is a small store (groceries, drug store items, etc.) and a liquor shop right next to each other about a 10 minute walk away. There’s also a meat/seafood shop in the other direction (maybe a 10-15 minute walk), which has some very nice fresh stuff for good prices in case you want to grill outside or cook it up in your room.

In summary, it is a sublimely beautiful setting, with a well-appointed accommodation, and wonderful hosts. I cannot wait to get back to the island, and I’ll be booking this same place again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Spencer, We know that you enjoyed your stay at Sandy Palms but now reading about your experiences was particularly special. We want all of our guests to have the same pleasure of staying here in Exuma & your Review will certainly help others who may be thinking of coming to this beautiful island. Many thanks & best wishes for the future. Betty & Peter
5

Meravigliosa isola di Ecuma

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo alloggiato per una settimana nello studio di Sandy Palm Beach. L'immobile sia trova fronte mare in una posizione strepitosa. Il mare a neanche mt 50 da casa. Trattasi della Hopper Bay! Il mare ha un coloro bellissimo tra il verde e l'azzurro con sabbia bianchissima: sebbene abbia viaggiato tantissimo, non ho mai trovato un colore di mare più bello di questo! L'isola è spartana, ma piace proprio per questo! Massimo relax! Intorno ci sono parecchi ristoranti, alcuni un po più eleganti, altri più rustici, ma tutti con cibo freschissimo è cotto al momento! Con l'auto che avevo noleggiato ho potuto spaziare per tante altre spiagge intorno, tutte con pochissime persone e mare cristallino. L'unica pecca che mi aspettavo una temperatura più mite e caldo, invece sole accompagnato da un continuo venticello. Sarebbe stato preferibile rimandare il viaggio di 1/2 mesi e sarebbe stato il top! Vi invito a provare questa magnifica esperienza, non vi pentirete!!! Saluti

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Overwhelming vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week in Sandy Palms and we did love it. The studio was cozy, neat and located in Hoopers Bay, one of the most beautiful and peaceful beach in Exuma. The owner, Peter was very kind and willing to provide us with all the information we needed about beaches, excursions and restaurants. We rented a car from him and we went sightseeing all the island discovering breathless beaches such as "Cocoplum Beach", "Tropic of Cancer Beach" and "Forbs Hill Beach".

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed you staying at our Sandy Palms Beach Apartment & it was good to read how much you experienced on your first visit to this beautiful island. Many thanks for your review & best wishes from a sunny & 28* Exuma. Betty & Peter - owners
4

Great Simple accommodation on your own quiet beach

  • 4 of 5

Small clean apartment steps from a wonderful and quiet beach. The owners were very helpful with planning of activities and in accommodating our young baby (pack n play and high chair provided). Close to supplies if you plan to cook your own meals. Kitchen and utensils were basic but useable. Car rental from the owner was easy, affordable and convenient. A car seat was provided for the baby, it turned out to be a toddler seat rather than a bucket seat for a small baby, which didn't make us too worried, but if you have a small baby and wouldn't drive with anything other than a bucket seat, bring your own. We brought our stroller and it was handy for a place for baby to sit (in apartment, or at restaurants) but not really useful for actually walking as it's not really a walkable place, other than the beach and our stroller wasn't suitable for sandy terrain.

It was very helpful to have a ride from the airport, and despite our flight being very delayed we were picked up and brought to our accommodations. In addition the very thoughtful owner had bought us some supplies as we finally arrived too late to go to the shops. Owners were very friendly and easily available any time we had questions.

Noseeums were plentiful everywhere between about 330-6pm, we didn't use bug spray but this would probably be useful if you wanted to avoid any bites.

Near the Fish Fry with tasty local food.

Groceries here are pretty expensive and limited to dry goods.

Peace and Relaxation

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you all were able to enjoy a relaxing time as travelling with a very young child only a few months old can be challenging but she settled in right away enjoying the beach & the calm warm sea. Thank you for staying with us & we are certain your Review will help other families with young children thinking about visiting Exuma. Best wishes, Betty & Peter - owners
5

Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

Peter was the quintessential host! Our stress-free vacation began from the moment we landed at the airport! Peter had prearranged a taxi at the airport and after meeting him at the studio, a brief explanation of the property and a quick driving tour of the area we would be calling "home" for the next week~ we felt immediately at ease in our choice of lodging! Peter is the excellent island guru of where to eat, what to do, and any other information you may need answered! He has several properties in the area and the locals love him so you will be in good hands.

We had fun exploring the island in the no-nonsense jeep, kayaking (2 provided at the property), taking a boat tour that he not only recommended but set up for us! The setting for the property is beautiful and well maintained. If you're looking for luxury and pampering this is not the place. But if you want to feel like an islander and be part of the Exuma way of life-- it's a perfect place to park your suitcases for the week.

The kitchen provides limited accessories but is perfect for morning coffee and afternoon appetizer munchies. Space is limited --it's a studio so be prepared to share space, noise and habits with your roomy :). Personal laments--we found the bed a little firm for us and the linens a little dated and minimal. And maybe a small stand for suitcases would be helpful to set your bags on. But we loved the location and the hassle-free ease of Peter's services. And having a car to rent with the property was a great bonus!

We recommend Sandy Palms for the perfect beach getaway! You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to read your Review & thank you for your very kind comments. We very much enjoyed you staying at Sandy Palms & glad that you had such a good time on your first visit to Exuma. Just for the information for readers of this, our Studios offer the most economical Beach Lodgings for those who want to make the most of the location. For others wanting more space & extra facilities, we also offer apartments with separate bedrooms to suit those who wish to pay a little more but still enjoy the great beach & location.
5

In una parola paradiso in 2 parole tutto perfetto!

  • 5 of 5

Io e il mio ragazzo abbiamo soggiornato qui per 10 giorni, quando siamo arrivati siamo stati accolti da Peter che ci ha mostrato la nostra casa sulla splendida spiaggia di Hooopers bay! La casa era pulita e accogliente come Peter, che si è dimostrato disponibilissimo nei nostri confronti! Ci ha subito spiegato le varie attività che potevamo svolgere e le spiagge piu belle da vedere, giorno per giorno ci tenevamo in contatto e veniva a trovarci per darci altre informazioni per scoprire al meglio l'isola! All'inizio eravamo soli poi sono arrivate altre coppie di italiani con cui abbiamo fatto amicizia. La cosa che piu ci ha colpito di Exuma è che le spiagge erano quasi deserte, potevamo prendere il sole e rilassarci! Nella nostra avevamo a disposizione racchette canoe e vari giochi da fare in spiaggia!

Poi Peter ci ha consigliato vari ristoranti e escursioni da fare! Abbiamo visto posti magnifici, oltre alle spiagge meravigliose abbiamo visitato l'isola dei maiali, l'isola delle iguane, abbiamo visto squali razze tartarughe e delfini! Insomma un vero paradiso!

Siamo tornati da pochi giorni e gia abbiamo voglia di ritornarci! Ci mancherà tutto! Consiglierei la struttura e il posto a chiunque abbia voglia di vedere un vero paradiso!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: La ringrazio molto per il vostro gentile recensione che sarà utile anche per gli altri italiani che può pensare di una vacanza a Exuma. Eri ospiti belle e vi bene al Sandy Palms. Speriamo di darvi il benvenuto sia di nuovo in futuro. Auguri e grazie, Betty & Peter Thank you very much for your kind Review which will be also helpful for other Italians who may be thinking of a holiday to Exuma. You were lovely guests & we enjoyed you staying at Sandy Palms. Hopefully, we can welcome you both again sometime in the future. Best wishes & thanks, Betty & Peter

Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Georgetown ( Code GGT )
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Spash
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Georgetown
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Greg Norman Course @ Emerald Bay
Nearest Motorway
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Exuma Beach Restaurant ' Latitudes '
Nearest Beach
DIRECTLY on the beautiful Hoopers Bay beach
Car: recommended

Besides the wonderful beach immediately in front of the Studio, there are number of other beaches close by to explore and enjoy On Hoopers Bay guests can swim, snorkel, watch or feed the Green Turtles, use our kayaks to explore the bay or simply RELAX on our beach loungers or chairs. We can also arrange boat trips for fishing, snorkeling or sightseeing from the beach DIRECTLY in front of the Studio.

Nearby Georgetown also offers boat rental, scuba trips, craft market as well as supermarkets, banks, petrol stations and the popular water taxi which goes everyday to Stocking Island with miles of beaches and the famous Chat n Chill bar and restaurant.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Great Exuma in Exuma

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen sized ( 5ft.) + Loveseat, flat screen TV. clothes hanging space, drawer units bedside table, clock radio. a/c and ceiling fan .Windows to garden and beach. Door to outside patio..
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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