|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Our 4 double (or triple )bedroom/ 4 bath/shower room apartment occupies the entire upper floor of our 'sandy palms,' beachfront property. If booked for 4 people, then just 2 bedrooms are available & the number of bedrooms available is based on 2 sharing.
The spacious accommodation enjoys wonderful beach and sea views of Hoopers Bay which is regarded as the best beach to stay on in exuma.
Quietly located down its own tree lined drive and not disturbed by other properties, sandy palms is only 10 minutes from the international airport and 6 minutes from the capital, Georgetown whilst a good range of local shops are within a 5 minute easy walk.
Two bedrooms ( king & queen sized beds) are sea facing with large sliding glass doors leading to the large sundeck with tables and chairs for meals or relaxing and enjoying the sea views stretching all the way along the island and in summer offers marvelous sunsets. The two other bedrooms are garden facing and can be either twins or triples or kings and this gives a wide degree of flexibility for groups of families or friends traveling together but who want to enjoy space and privacy.
The Great Room, which runs the length of the building, directly connects all the bedrooms ( see a floor plan on the photos page) and has a dining area seating 10, the fully equipped kitchen, a study area and lounge which leads to the spacious sundeck.There is also a washer and dryer laundry facility in a separate room.
Outside, from the sundeck, a large staircase leads down into our palm filled garden which extends to the beach where we have loungers, tables and chairs and kayaks for our guests as well as a selection of beach toys and games.
Betty and Peter Oxley moved from England to Exuma in 1999 and established the Coral GardensB&B Guest House which has been rated #1 every year since 2009 by the worlds largest travelers website. We have enjoyed welcoming guests from all parts of the world but recognised that some people wanted to stay directly on the beach.
After some while of searching we found in 2012 the ideal location, only a short distance away and named it Sandy Palms in view of the numerous palm and coconut trees in the 1.5 acre garden which surrounds the property.
We continue to live and operate Coral Gardens but are on hand to welcome guests on arrival and help our Sandy Palms guests during their stay.
Betty & Peter Oxley purchased this apartment in 2012
Being directly on what is regarded as the best beach to stay on in Exuma is very special, with a quiet but convenient location and a beautiful unspoilt beach to relax or enjoy as you wish.
Getting to Georgetown, Exuma ( airport code is GGT ) is straightforward with daily direct flights by both American and United with several direct flights a week on Delta and Air Canada. There are several daily flights from Nassau on Bahamasair or Sky Bahamas.
We organise the short taxi ride from the airport where you will be greeted by our dedicated driver and either Peter or Betty will personally welcome you on arrival at Sandy Palms and show you around and be available to explain local facilities and activities.
Hoopers bay is the most protected beach on Exuma as it is sheltered from the prevailing winds. The 1/2 mile ( 1 kilometer) long , soft white sandy beach slopes gently into the calm sea. Guests can enjoy swimming,snorkeling, kayaking or finding some of the green turtles to feed, all from the beach in the front of Sandy Palms whilst we can arrange boat trips directly from the beach for fishing or reef snorkeling .
We stayed at Sandy Palms for one week with another couple and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Peter & Betty are wonderful hosts, very accommodating, helpful and accessible. The property is beautiful and the unit we occupied was very comfortable and well appointed.
The property is well situated for shopping with groceries and a liquor store within walking distance in one location and a spectacular meat & deli of equal distance in the opposite direction.
We rented a car from Peter for a couple of outings to explore other areas of Exumas and truly enjoyed our days. We visited Georgetwon a couple of times and enjoyed the Friday night buffet at Augusta Bay.
The beach was very nice and Peter had a grounds keeper to make sure it was kept clean. If you are looking for a good area to visit, with comfortable accommodations, you should consider Sandy Palms.
Thank you again for your hospitality and helpfulness Peter and Betty,
Regards from the Allains & Whites
New Brunswick, Canada
Consiglio questa casa a coppie, gruppi di amici, famiglie. E' PERFETTA. noi eravamo un gruppo di 6 persone. Abbiamo alloggiato Sandy Palm al piano superiore. Le camere sono belle e dotate ognuna di un bagno (comodità necessaria quando si è in tanti) la cucina è perfettamente attrezzata, quindi potete tranquillamente fare la spesa nei market e cucinare. La sala da pranzo è spaziosa e luminosa. ventilatori a pale ovunque e aria condizionata (non utilizzata dato il clima perfetto). Parliamo della vista: assolutamente spettacolare. Un oasi di cielo e mare si stende davanti ai vostri occhi, contornato da un giardino di palme. Il patio con vista è spazioso con due tavoli dove potete cenare o semplicemente guardare il panorama.
Posizione: avevamo l auto e quindi abbiamo girato l isola Great Exuma. Abbiamo visitato tutte le spiagge migliori. Ma alla fine devo dire che Hooper's Bay è la migliore. Sandy Palm è situata a Hooper's Bay, riparata dal vento e dalle maree. è una piscina naturale. Il posto migliore.
PETER il proprietario della casa è stato gentile al massimo. Disponibile e molto bravo. Noi non parliamo inglese e lui è stato paziente a spiegarci tutto. Disponibile per prenotarvi escursioni in barca, tour e per indicarvi le strade per accedere alle spiagge. Vi consiglia dove comprare e quali ristoranti sono migliori. insomma: Peter non solo mette a disposizione la sua villa meravigliosa, ma vi aiuta a rendere memorabile la vostra vacanza. PETER è INDISPENSABILE..
La spiaggia ha l'accesso privato.
Peter noleggia anche l'auto. A noi è servita per esplorare l'isola.
ah dimenticavo....oltre ad essere in una spiaggia da sogno (giudicherete voi coi vostri occhi) la posizione della villa è comodissima: 2minuti di macchina dal market e 5/10minuti da george town.
Peter e Betty sono stati gentili e disponibili.
Potessi allegare delle foto lo farei. Le parole non bastano.
Spero di tornare in quella casa perfetta di privacy assoluta in una spiaggia tranquilla e deserta.
Мы с мужем провели три недели, в июне, 2014 года.
Очень порадовал нас дом и Аппартаменты на первом этаже ! Удобное расположение , вид с террасы на море и свой пляж. Чисто, в доме, есть все необходимое. На пляж, приплывали черепахи, каждое утром!:) У хозяина дома, мы арендовали машину, и он сделал нам специальную приятную цену!:) И все возникающие вопросы,с ним, мы решали очень быстро. Рекомендую всем!
Ottima impressone della casa: posizione incantevole e molto comoda.La casa era pulita ed in ottimo stato. Belle le gite in barca anche se l'isola è un po' carente di ristoranti. La raccomanderei sicuramente ad amici e parenti. L'assitenza di Peter è stata impeccabile.
We had a lovely time staying at Sandy Palms. The home has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms which handled our large group with ease. The perfect beach on Hooper's Bay is just steps from the home and the owner provided beach chairs, toys and two sea kayaks. The home even has AC for those no wind days! I can assure you that we will be back!
Sandy Palms was a fantastic vacation residence and everything was exactly as described in the listing. Peter arranged for our taxi at the airport and was at the house to greet us on arrival. He went over and above in explaining details of the house, destinations in Exuma, and other things to make our vacation enjoyable. He also checked in routinely to ensure that everything was going well, and when a small plumbing problem disabled one of the 4 toilets in the house, a plumber was on site within hours to fix it.
The house was very spacious and extremely clean & well maintained with all of the amenities of home you would want while on vacation. After touring the island, I can confidently say that this is one of the best (if not the best) beach locations in Exuma. The beach is fantastic and protected most of the time from the wind, yet is so private that we saw no more than 10 people over the course of the week. We spent the last 4 days of our trip right on the beach in front of the house and enjoyed every minute of it. Our kids fed wild turtles, swam with eagle rays and found starfish and seashells within sight of the house.
A small grocery store and liquor store were both a short 5 minute walk from the house to get any necessities, while a vehicle was available for a reasonable charge to get around the rest of the island (Peter made sure we knew exactly where to go).
I would definintely recommend this unit to any family looking for an authentic carribean vacation without the crowds and noise of a busy all-inclusive resort. Peter and Better were very friendly, helpful and professional hosts.
Exuma offers a wide range of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, boat rental and boat trips to the Exuma Cays to see the famous swimming pigs, Thunderball Grotto etc.We can help by giving you the best information or helping to arrange any of these.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$800|
|Notes||Pricing is based on double occupancy of each bedroom & is $50 per extra bedroom above 2 used per night, whether by 1 or 2 people. We can help with cribs and high chair for babies and rollaway beds for children or extra guests|
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