|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Our spacious, beachfront home, “Calypso”, provides for the utmost in relaxation and privacy, along with stunning views. This 2300 sq. ft. single-story house has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths and central air conditioning. All bedrooms were fully renovated in 2012. Take in unsurpassed views of the beach and ocean from the second story observatory or watch the waves from the back of the main house, which is lined with sliding glass doors. Enjoy privacy on a virtually private & secluded beach and within the home’s two separate wings, joined by a common outdoor courtyard. This house is perfect for romantic getaways, groups of couples, or families with children. Enjoy panoramic views from the observatory and sun deck with lounge chairs. Grab a drink from the indoor bar, enjoy some music from the Bose Ipod player and watch the waves from the hammock or outdoor shower. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the new Weber Stainless Grill within the 18x41’outdoor courtyard with extensive seating (or hire a Bahamian Cook).
Sandals Emerald Bay & Garnd Isle Resort: The house is approximately 2.5 miles from the new Sandals Emerald Bay, Greg Norman Golf, Spa and Marina, as well as Grand Isle Resort. The golf course is a Greg Norman designed course. You will certainly want to eat out and some of the new restaurants, or have our local Bahamian cook come to the house to prepare a meal for you. Or arrange for Capt. Pat Smith to take you fishing for the freshest fish, lobster or conch.
Excursions with Pat (on his boat -- The4Cs): There are a host of excursions available during your stay. Captain Pat Smith is a fisherman and has a boat for tours and various excursions. He is a life-long Exuma resident and a great resource for all things regarding Exuma. He has a 30 foot boat and can plan a day (or half-day) for your group to head out by boat to the various Cays; to the Exuma Land & Sea Park; fishing, conch and/or lobster gathering; a trip to Staniel Cay (also the home of Thunder-ball Grotto (extraordinary caves for exploration, etc., where the James Bond movie “Thunderball” was filmed)); Sampson Cay (home of the swimming pigs); Iguana Cay (these iguanas are more like small dinosaurs); Sandy Cay (where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed) as well as a tours of the islands and cays owned by various celebrities (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill; David Copperfield; Johnny Depp; Nicholas Cage, etc.). There are many more things to see and do and you should speak with Pat well before your arrival.
Recent Renovation: Note that in 2012, all five bedrooms of the house were completely renovated in two phases.
At first, the free standing pod, which contains two bedrooms and one shared bathroom, was gutted from floor to ceiling. The newly constructed unit now contains two newly constricted 13 x 13 bedrooms and one new, oversized shared bathroom. Each bedroom has a queen bed.
In December 2012 we likewise completed the renovation of the three bedrooms on the main section of the house. The Master Bedroom and Bathroom were completely gutted and are new from floor to ceiling: new imported tile floors with high-end custom woodwork wainscoting and crown moldings. The oversized en-suite Master Bathroom is likewise new, with an oversized walk-in shower, free standing double vanities and a separate toilet room. The Master Bedroom is also flanked by a walk-in closet.
Bedrooms two and three were likewise renovated, with newly finished walls, custom bead-board wood working and crown moldings.
My family and I live on Long Island in New York and get to Exuma as often as possible.
Kimberley M. Barnes purchased this house in 2005
My parents had been traveling to Exuma since the early 1970s and I vacationed there very often as a child and young adult.
If you go to Exuma, you want to be on the water (there is no sense traveling there and not having immediate, regular beach access). That is the best part of Calypso, it is beach front, and the beach is quiet, nearly secluded, which is merely steps out the back door. That beach, and the 16 foot square deck perched about 20 feet above the ocean the coral bluff, are the perfect way to spend a day or a week on Exuma.
I just wanted get you this email before I forgot. The house was absolutely beautiful. The view was breath taking! Its location is perfect, we were midway between all of the places we wanted to be. We would definitely stay again!
Great Home! Very large with a total of 5 bedrooms. We had a great time! The home is nicely equipped with all the comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture inside and outside, and they even supply beach towels (many beach homes require renters to bring their own.)
But the most amazing part of this home is the beach! When we walked into the living area and saw the three sets of glass doors we were overtaken by the most amazing view we've ever seen? Paradise! The water is that gorgeous Caribbean blue color. The photos do not do this beach justice!
The hosts, Kim and Leo are very personable and professional. It's apparent that they have anticipated all of your needs while you are renting their home. They also have a hard working, dedicated staff to take care of anything that happens while you are there. They'll also serve as your tour guide and they'll even prepare you a wonderful meal! I would not hesitate to rent this home again.
Initially the house was a bit difficult to find but it definitely made it adventurous getting there.The island is small so it took no time at all from the airport. We rented vehicles from Berlies Car Rental during our stay, well worth it to explore the island. The photos are almost 100% accurate. The addition to the house is lovely, but the air conditioner in one of the bedrooms didn't work during our week long stay. That made our sleeping arrangements a bit more complicated as it was pretty warm and made it difficult for my sons to sleep. Miscommunication between maintenance never resolved the issue as he was dealing with a running toilet in the master bedroom. The kitchen was utilized every day and it was well stocked. We purchased food on the island and also brought a small suitcase with dry goods to help get us through the week. The sofas had white sheets on them to hide the wear and tear, but it is difficult to keep beige clean so it didn't bother us. The dining room table was large enough for our group, but the wear on the table and chairs is not noticeable in the photos. The outside decks are absolutely gorgeous and breath taking. Every evening we sat outside and enjoyed the views. The private beach was a plus. There was an outdoor shower which made it easy to rinse off any sand. The tiling on the outside patio can be slippery when wet (from the ocean or the occasionally rain storm) so be careful!! There was a deck box filled with some toys and floats but the majority of them were damaged so we couldn't use them. My granddaughter did enjoy the sand toys. There was no hammock as pictured on their website. There was also a washer and dryer which was extremely helpful with a group of our size. We purchased tide pods (easy to transport on the airplane). The dryer took a bit long to dry the towels and heavier items but we are on an island so I'm sure the humidity did not help. All in all the house is amazing and I would recommend it. The location and site on the beach is perfection. Plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for a large group and if you plan on cooking the kitchen has pretty much everything. We suggest taking a tour with the swimming pigs and visit the Tropic of Cancer (def one of the most amazing beaches ever). If you have small children take a trip during low tide to the Sand Dollar beach, water is just inches high. Rent a boat from Minns and visit the Sunday Pig Roast at Chat n Chill and tour Elizabeth Harbor. Fabulous Week! We will visit again
My family and I had the best time. The house is cool and comfortable, with everything you need. The water is clean and warm and sapphire blue. We lay on the deck or walked down to the beach. The weather was perfect. Our snorkeling trip included a trip to the island of swimming (hungry) pigs and the ocean of giant sea stars. One evening we walked to a dock and fed sea turtles. Another day we visited a great oceanfront restaurant, where we fed huge friendly sting rays. We went to the Tropic of Cancer. And the island is full of the friendliest people you could ever meet. There is a fish fry on Friday night, which is big with the islanders, but at which they still make tourists feel welcome and comfortable. I know how a review like this reads, but my family had the BEST TIME on this island and at this house. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
We loved this home. A group of us went for my 40th birthday and couldn't of asked for a more perfect set up, atmosphere, spots at house to hangout, have a little fun and chill! You are a short drive to Emerald Bay Pub, Grand Isle and Sandals. The airport is about 10 minutes away so once you land you are at your vacation home within minutes. I honestly can't say enough great things about this trip. I am IN LOVE with the Bahamas!
We stayed at Calypso in March for 10 days - and we'll definitely return. Perfect for a large family or group with a spectacular views and a very private beach. Already looking forward to our next trip!
I have stayed at Calypso a few times. I now call it my home away from home! It's a great place for a large family, a couple of small families, group of friends or couples! The house is very comfortable and equipped with everything you need! The view is amazing. Leo is very kind and helpful and I really appreciate everything they do to make our stay even better than the time before! I HIGHLY recommend choosing Calypso for your stay in Exuma! You can't beat it! Thanks, again and I will be contacting you soon about our next visit to the island! I can't wait to be back with all of my friends!
Courtney Holland, Alabama... Roll Tide Y'all! :)
The Exuma Beach House is located 3 miles from the Airport and only 2.5 miles from the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort , Spa, Golf Club, and Marina and the Grand Isle Resort. Several new restaurants, the Greg Norman Golf Course, a large Marina and a new Spa and moments away from Calypso, The Exuma Beach House.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£386|
In the event of a guest cancellation we will attempt to re-rent the house. If the house is re-rented for the entire length of the guest's reservation, we will provide the guest with a 100% refund. In the event that we are unable to re-rent the house for the entire length of the guest's cancellation, we will issue credit equal to the amount paid for use within one year of the cancellation date.