Check with www.yyzdeals.com for up to date cheap flights.
airberlin.com is offering direct round trip flights to Miami from Germany for less than $800.
From Miami take the AA Eagle to GGT.
Norwegian.com is offering flights London to New York GBP 149 from 3 July 2014. - maybe that is only one way??
3 Private Beach: We have access to a private deserted island with a sand beach, within a cute bay on the South side, only 2 NM from the cottage. See the aerial picture included with our photos. Brilliant snorkeling on the south side. Ask Sharon for details, no landing charges. The only regular inhabitant is the Osprey who have young every year. You can ferry yourself to the island by paddling the kayaks across or walk at low tide or take a ride in the 17'0' Boston, details later. A Haitian sail boat was washed up on the northern beach. This has been cleaned up and will be preserved for posterity.
4 Holiday Rent Payment on line : Most of our Euorpean guests use this method of payment in GBP Sterling, to book with a credit card. Click on the 'book it now' button. Dont forget to add 2.4% to your payment to cover Banking Charges. Acknowledgement is automatic by the system.
5 For payment in US$: our visitors from the WESTERN HEMISPHERE like to use the Pay Pal method of payment. Enter paypal.com in your browser, log on, go to payment to 'family or friends', in favour of email@example.com then follow the on line instructions and please be sure to pay all bank charges (2.4%) yourself. When you have made payment by Pay Pal it is important to email us to this effect. When we acknowledge, you are booked.
6 Wired instructions: we can supply them on request but all charges are to be by sender.
7 Shoreline lots for sale: We have vacant shoreline lots with sand beach for sale. Ask Sharon for details. Ask John for details of design and build holiday homes/homes as residential or to let.
The Boutique Cottage: has two Bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, (the definition of en suite is accessible from the bedroom) sleeps four in luxury. More space for two children elsewhere at an additional cost of $10/head/night. All habitable rooms have a view of the sea. The bed configuration can be two Single beds or one King Size. Please let us know your requirement ahead of your arrival.
There will be no gritty sand in the house as we have a smooth rock bathing area with access ladder and freshwater shower as you exit the sea.
We now have four Kayaks, a Sunfish sailing dinghy and a Bicycle for your use, all included in the rent. Further there is a 17'0' Boston Whaler and a choice of two cars. All subject to their availability.
Quiet location away from the noise of Town, airport, race tracks and the like.
Telephone and internet: is installed and is operated by the Bahamas Telecommunications Company via the Wymax satellite, this installation was made in 2012. However, it is provided at the behest of the server. We are on an island in the Atlantic Ocean and although we have the facility, paid all the fees etc. sometimes it may be temporarily, beyond our control, inoperative. Under these circumstances we request your cooperation. This service is inclusive with the rental.
Bone fishing: the accommodation is opposite 3 x 8 miles of, the best in the world, Bone-fishing flats...so we are told. It's a Bone-fisherman's delight. All facilities for DIY fishing but bring your own gear.
The Beach House rental: is $200/night, $1250/week and $5000/month in each case plus $100 change over fee and $250 security.
The Boat House: The only one on the island, a separate stand alone small and somewhat rustic waterfront unit, located on the same site, 10ft. from the waters edge, usually used by sailors for an overnight after a session of cruising. It can also be good for Fishermen, couples or single visitors, refer to pictures 15 - 22. It may be that this unit, on some peak occasions, has occupants at the same time as your booking at the Beach House. In order to guarantee that this unit is vacant whilst you are visiting it may be that an increased rental will be required, please ask Sharon before you book, for more detail.
Boat House rental: is $120/night $750/week or $2500/month in each case plus $100 for changeover fee plus $250 for security. Please add 2.4% to the total for Bank Charges. For more detail see www.homeaway.com ID 3684530
Bone Fishermen: DIY Bone-fishing is practiced here, professional Guides are available, we will be pleased to introduce you to reliable people. Bone-fishing is a sport/pass-time enjoyed right on our doorstep. The 'Flats' are 40'0' from the door. Fishermen who have stayed with us claim that at our location Bone-fishing here is the best of its kind in the world. They get up early, Kayak out to the shallow banks no more than 50 yards (meters) from our dock. As with most fishermen they put them back into the water after a catch and photograph but it has been known for one or two to be brought home for lunch. Very tasty too I'm told. For a Bone Fishing Guide we recommend Martin Clarke 1242 477 6251.
Snorkeling: A new discovery, 'Kitty's Location'. On the south west shoreline of Sharon's Island there is the most wonderful snorkeling. Visitors tell us, better than Thunderball Cave.
Kayaks and Sunfish. We now have 4 Kayaks and a Sunfish sailing dinghy that you can borrow subject to availability. There are others of each nearby that could be made available for your use. They can be used to better explore the water ways and land routes of the island. A scooter can be rented in town at $40/day.
Sailing Sunfish: Sailing on the clear blue warm waters of the Bahamas is exhilarating and yet relaxing for those coming from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is good to be competitive with neighbours and their Sunfish. We now have six Sunfish owners on our strip and are in the process of forming a sailing club. Watch this space for more detail. We even offer to learners free instruction to sail.
Boston Whaler: The 17'0' Boston Whaler, has been improved, it is old and is for use on the south side of the island by our visitors only subject to availability. Please ask Sharon on arrival for details. The cost to use is $150/day.
Transportation: We have the use of a car which we loan to visitors who stay with us on a you bend it you mend it basis. We have two, they are old but with TLC they serve their purpose and the cost to use Nissan March is $60/day the Toyota Surf suv with roof rack and tow bar is $70/day for a minimum of three consecutive days. Both are subject to availability.
Precautions: Visitors must be mindful that anywhere in the tropics, there will be nasty insects around. On Exuma the most prolific are the mosquito and the 'no-see-ums'. Both of these can give you, nice fresh meat to this area, a nasty bite, that is all BUT there is no need for this to happen if you take precautions.
First, they usually come out an hour before and after sunrise and sunset. Then, they cannot withstand a strong breeze and all the windows and external doors have fly screens. During the day, especially with children in the family in and out all the time these insects will get inside the house. You will be well advised to have a room fly spray available in order to spray the interior of the house before you retire. Not much is needed just a quick squirt in each corner of the room should be sufficient. Let us know if you are inconvenienced more than this.
When you arrive at the Immigration counter at the airport: Say to the Officer, you are staying with 'Sharon Wright', most of them know me, at 007 Sea Breeze Drive Bahama Sound 11 West, telephone # 336 3006
Finally as you depart the Customs Hall, you will be greeted by the Taxi Drivers, if you ask for Sharon, they will know where we are waiting.