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SUNDOWNER HOUSE, BEACH FRONT, WITH BEST VIEW ON THE ISLAND. SLEEPS 6 OR 8

Jenny Kettel

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SUNDOWNER HOUSE, BEACH FRONT, WITH BEST VIEW ON THE ISLAND. SLEEPS 6 OR 8

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3 double bedrooms, 1 bath and 2 shower rooms. Sleeps 6 or 8 with surcharge.

Sundowner House sits with an unparalleled view of the beautiful light blue sea. You can watch fish swim past from the patio– ideally done at “sundowner” time! The house sits 35 ft. above the sea and 25 yd from it, with beach frontage and safe swimming. Hoopers Bay is one of the most beautiful on the island, and extremely quiet. The house has three bedrooms, 2 doubles and one with twin beds. There is a mooring in front of the house. All living rooms have fans, air conditioning and a full unobstructed sea view. In response to comments made by one tenant, we took on board what was said, and decided to give Sundowner a facelift, and the following renovations were carried out in late 2013. The kitchen units, sink and bar were all replaced, and a new refrigerator/freezer bought. For the dining area, a new dining table with 6 chairs provided. All cracked ceramic floor tiles in the house were replaced. The master bedroom has a newly tiled floor, whilst it's shower room has been completely renovated. It now has a walk in shower. Not to end there, the bedsit has a new electric cooker and a new love seat. The patio has 4 new sunbeds.

Two paths lead from the house, which join up then take you to some steps onto the beautiful beach.

Exuma is one to the best bone fishing areas in the world, and it has some of the clearest and cleanest seas to swim, snorkel or dive in. Facilities are available in George Town to do all these things, and also hiring boats. Brochures have been placed in the house to help you in this matter.

The house has WIFI.

2 outdoor showers.

With effect from January 1st 2013, the Bahamian Government is imposing a 10% tax on all new bookings of holiday homes. This new tax IS reflected in the rates you see quoted.

Manager of property: Jenny Kettel manages the property. She is first point of contact. However, Information about the house can readily be supplied, and most questions answered by phoning in the UK (+44) (0)1344638671

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jenny Kettel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks English
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British, and first bought land on Exuma in 1964. Retired over 25 years, formerly an RAF pilot and airline Captain. My first house on Exuma I had built on Tar Bay.

Jenny Kettel purchased this villa in 1990

Bought the land and built the house in 1990, due to its stunning location. The width of the plot allowed me to have 3 bedrooms all with a sea view.

Stunning view where 10 islands can be seen.

Height above the sea, which gives fantastic sights into the sea, where passing fish can be seen.

Closeness to the main town, and the airport.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
5

My private paradise

  • 5 out of 5
I just came back from sundowner house and I wish I was there again, 8 days was to short to enjoy the beach.I chose hoopers bay because I'm very picky when it comes to beaches and when I saw the the pictures in Vrbo of Sundowner house I fell in love. The house look exactly like the pictures, the whole time I was there it felt like home. The house is not fancy but has everything you need and is seating in one of the most beautiful beach in the world.The house was not to far from the airport (15 min) the taxi ride cost $20 and George Town is only few minutes away we didn't rent a car because we took taxi's everywhere( cheaper then renting a car) unless you want to explore the island.The house did come with some thinks but we had to buy laundry detergent and garbage bags( no big deal) the only complaint I have will be the internet in the 8 days we were there it only work total for 30 minutes oh well I was on vacation( smile) Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house! The people in Exuma are wonderful friendly people!!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the setting and the house. The internet uses the Bahamas Telecom line on Exuma, so is subject to their serviceability, which can be rather fickle on occasions. Jenny, our agent, can help out in this matter if you are cutoff for any length of time, by offering the use of the Education Centre WiFi if you notify her. The centre uses radio signals (may even be satellite) to connect, so they do not have the problems that normal households can face. Only a power cut puts them off line. The Education Centre is about 1/2 a mile away, but most people have little problem with our internet - apart from the speed not being very fast. We would love to see you back.
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Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
Ontario Canada
5

An excellent vacation

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I, along with our two children and parents stayed at the Sundowner for a week at the end of March 2014.
Prior to arriving Jenny was extremely helpful providing any information we requested, picking up some groceries as the grocery store closed prior to our arrival, as well as bringing some beach toys to the house for the kids.
We travelled to both ends of the island seeing many rentals as well as several resorts but the consensus was that the Sundowner was the place we would choose.
The house was on the beach making it easy to allow the kids to play on the beach within view. It was such a quiet bay we were typically the only ones on the beach. We saw stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, starfish and many, many beautiful shells all without leaving our beach.
Having a car for the week was also very helpful to explore the island as well as run into town. The house was close to Georgetown making it easy to run into town for groceries or our many trips to the straw market.
This house is definitely the place to be if you want to relax in a quiet and beautiful setting.
We would definitely make a return trip here!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
5

Completely satisfied with the Sundowner House

  • 5 out of 5
Our three generation family, including a 2 year old, stayed at the Sundowner House for the month of February 2014. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The house was exactly what we wanted. I felt the house was as described and what we expected from the pictures provided. The proximity to gorgeous, almost deserted beachfront made our stay perfect.

Since we cooked in nearly every meal, we appreciated that the kitchen was large, with plenty of counter, cabinet, and refrigerator space. The bedrooms and living areas were spacious, and access to the full length deck by sliding doors from every room helped us feel closer to the sunshine and water day and night.

Our rental car enabled us to explore Great Exuma and Little Exuma from one end to the other, and to grocery shop in George Town where the larger food store is located. I recommend a car in order to fully experience a stay on Great Exuma. We didn’t find a single location on the island that we would have preferred over Hooper’s Bay.

It is true as a previous reviewer noted that some fixtures are outdated. This did not interfere with our pure delight with the Sundowner House in the least. There are plenty of fancier houses available on the island. We came for the spectacular clear blue water, perfect weather, and the laid back and very friendly island atmosphere. We were satisfied in every way.
We are also grateful to Jenny, the local house manager, for prompt and helpful communications throughout the months of making arrangements for the rental. We arrived on Great Exuma on a dark and rainy night and a warm welcome put us right at ease.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. The way you describe the property, its position, and the island is just how we see it. Paradise.
We have plans to change the outdated items, which are done in the summer months when rentals are less frequent, but some I am pleased to say have been done already.
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
business
Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
3

Stunning view, but...

  • 3 out of 5
The house is clean, spacious and extremely well located, with an amazing view of Hooper's Bay. The interior furnishings, bathroom fittings and appliances are somewhat worn and dated, however. And there were no basics such as tea, sugar or laundry detergent provided, which was a little surprising.

Contrary to the description provided, there is no Internet connection in the house, which had been a significant factor in us choosing to rent this property. And within minutes of lighting the stove to make dinner on our first evening, the gas supply ran out and wasn't replaced for the entire week. We understand that Exuma is a small island and that everything has to be shipped in, but there were two gas tanks and the reserve tank had also been allowed to run out. Our main concern was that the property manager did not proactively follow up about this, we had to keep calling each day.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really upset that the renters did not find the house to their satisfaction. They are the first to have complained, and we have had many renters over many years. Some of the complaints we take full responsibility for, and some is the result of living on an island which is noted for the charm of slow pace and its relaxed attitude to life - making it a superb place to "get away from it all".
In answer to the points made, and in the order they came, I will try to explain and allay any future concerns.
The point about the interior being worn and dated is a fair comment. In the month of October 2013 we are refurbishing the main en-suite bathroom, and replacing the bath with a good shower. The existing shower room is going to have the walls retiled. New furniture is going in to update the old, and a new floor will be put in the master bedroom.
It is our mistake that laundry soap was not present but that has been corrected. Tea and sugar are not promised on our house description, but are usually there as the previous tenants usually leave them.
The Internet is provided via the phone line from Batelco. The whole island suffered at the same time from a problem they took a long while to resolve. However, our agent offered our renters a Wifi connection at the Resource Centre, half a mile away. They have Internet from satellite, so are unaffected by landline issues. Admittedly it is not convenient, but it is a free alternative not available to guests in other rental properties similarly affected.
Gas was completely our fault. We apologise, and will monitor the situation more closely in the future. Again island life came into play, as a quick refill was not possible - the promised gas took over a week to come from Nassau to the island's sole provider. However, cooking facilities were still available in the house, as was pointed out at the time, because the second kitchen had an electric cooker.
The agent telephoned daily to update our tenant about the gas situation, and failed to make contact on one day as they were out.
We appreciate the comments made, and have reacted to them where it is in our control.
business
Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
5

Sundowner

  • 5 out of 5
We lived on Exuma as teacher and nurse for 7 years from 1980 to 1987, so know the island well. We can say that Sundowner House is on one of the best beaches on the island, and is certainly the best near Georgetown. It is a short trip to the Navy Base, where a variety of genuinely Bahamian food is available, both take out and eat in. We dined on the Sundowner patio, enjoying the stunning view. Cold Kaliks added to the mood.
Ray and Nan were most solicitous of our comfort. The bedsitter was comfortable, well equipped, with that beautiful view. A car rental from Keith Thompson is recommended, as the island deserves a tour, if just to sample the food. Thank you, Ray and Nan.

Ken and Donna
  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
business
Sundowner house, beach front, with best view on the island. Sleeps 6 or 8
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p809939
+1242 336 2712
Great Exuma Exuma
5

I loved my stay

  • 5 out of 5
I absolutely loved my stay at the sundowner house. My wife and I stayed here for a month with my wife's brother, his wife, and their little girl. We had a blast. We were able to do everything we wanted. The most amazing thing about the sundowner home is the beautiful view of the beach right outside the back porch. I saw the view in the pictures before we arrived and thought they were really pretty but I'll tell you those pictures don't quite capture how majestic the view really is. We spent a lot of our time here snorkeling and enjoying the perfect weather on the beach. The beach feels like it's your own personal beach. It seems like the only footprints I ever saw were my own or my families. It was amazing. We found some really awesome snorkeling spots too. We were fortunate enough to meet the owners of the sundowner home, Ray and Nan. I instantly felt like they were my grandpartents because they were so nice to us. Ray made four trips to the airport for us to pick up and drop off diffent friends and family. We also went baracuda fishing with Ray and caught 11 baracuda. Also there are so many venues close to the home. Downtown georgetown is only a couple miles away. The market to buy food is only a half mile away. If I had it all to do over again I wouldn't hesitate to choose the sundowner house to stay in. During our month here at the sundowner house we saw a mother and baby dolphin swimming in hoopers bay,(that's the bay that the sundowner is on) we went to the chat'n'chill and saw/fed 4 stingrays, snorkeled what seemed like endless reefs, saw a couple sharks, turtles, all kinds off fish, blue holes, caves, and the absolute most amazing ocean water you could ever imagine. I would recommend staying at the sundowner home to anyone inquiring. I loved it.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
George Town International
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
George Town
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Palm Bay
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandals
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Palm Bay
Car: recommended

3 bedroom family beach front property midway between the airport and the capital George Town, a lovely quiet residence on Hoopers Bay with a commanding view due to the 35 ft elevation. Regarded as the best beach on the island with pristine white soft sand, Hoopers Bay is very safe for swimming and snorkeling. Groceries and drinks can be bought less than a mile away. George Town has boat rental and a ferry boat to Stocking Island, Also deep sea fishing and bone fishing can be arranged locally. Sandals Hotel has a golf course. Great Exuma is one of the best bone fishing areas in the world, trips can be organised locally. Our house has its own mooring right outside the property.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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1 Nov 2013 - 31 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$800
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$1,675
$5,600
 
 
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Notes Whole property sleeps 6 which costs $1675 per week. If there are 8 of you, then the sofa bed in the lounge will have to be used, which will incur a surcharge of $280 per week or $55 per night.

On arrival the agent requires a deposit of $250 per week for electricity. Provided you use 400 units or less per week, your deposit will be returned in full; any excess over that figure will be charged
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Water Cooler
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • If there are 8 people staying, bathroom 2 is the shared one. All the others are private.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , It is a Foldaway
  • All have en-suite or private bathroom. The sofa bed in the lounge accommodates the last 2 people which incurs a surcharge. Bedroom 3 has a small kitchen, with fridge, cooker and microwave. It also has a small love seat, and its own TV. All bedrooms have air conditioning and also ceiling fans. Further to that, all bedrooms have a sea view, and sliding door access to the patio.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Player
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • diving
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
Notes:
The garage has a washing machine and tumble dryer for use by all. Bedroom 3 has its own kitchenette, with electric 4 ring stove, grill and oven. It also has cutlery and all cooking extras, fridge with freezer, microwave, toaster, iron and ironing board. Also in the bed sit is a bar with 2 stools, and a 2 person love seat. On arrival, the house will have soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish washing liquid, detergent and kitchen roll. If you arrive on a Sunday, or after 5.30 pm, order groceries through our contact agent, who will need reimbursement. The main kitchen also has a bar and 2 stools. The main kitchen has a gas stove, the one in bedroom 3 is electric, so if either supply temporarily fails, you can still cook! A path leads down to the sandy beach, which does have steps at the bottom. This is a family home, so there are lots of basic facilities available. There are a some bits of snorkeling equipment and air beds available - but no guarantee it is still there.
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