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Private Beach House on 3.25 Acres with Spectacular Beach & 55 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Review

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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People
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Minimum Stay
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Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Cat Island - Boathouse on Cat Island

I bedroom, 1 bath including outdoor shower & 12 ft decks w/ screened-in dining

The Boathouse is a custom built, Bahamian-style home set on a privately owned 3 1/4 acre property. The acreage runs from the ocean to the bay with the house set back from the beach between the ocean and the Bay. The Boathouse is surrounded by water on three sides and has a path to the sugar, white sand beach with gin clear water.The Boathouse is very private, and is the only house on our property. Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stovetop, Ice maker, Select Comfort California King Bed w/ down pillows and 400ct. Egyptian Cotton sheets, fabulous outdoor protected shower, DVD, VHS, Film Library, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fans throughout, lending library, Seagrass furniture, Teak chaise lounges & dining area, IKEA cabinets,12 foot decks all around. A screened in area for dining/relaxing was added to the deck area in 2015. Walk to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club with access to beach bar & outdoor dining. Use of kayaks, canoe, and bicycles included in stay. Selection of grocery markets, restaurants and bars are nearby.

-The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained

-Property manager on-island to assist with any questions or requests

-Broadband wireless internet throughout

-Owner's Toyota 4 Runner available to rent by the week or a rental car can be arranged by the day

-Free use of kayaks, canoe and bicycles

New for 2015.......we have added a screened-in section to our outdoor deck for guests added comfort. The custom designed and constructed no-see-um screen system delivers an additional seating/relaxing/eating option outdoors, for those evenings when flying pests may show up. With 1,584 sq ft of covered deck space encircling the entire house, this new screened addition provides maximum flexibility outdoors.

Cat Island Overview: Untainted by tourism, Cat Island is the sixth-largest island in The Bahamas. The fishhook-shaped island — some 48 miles long and 1 to 4 miles wide and lies about 325 miles southeast of Miami. Named after the pirate Arthur Catt, it’s located near the Tropic of Cancer, between Eleuthera and Long Island. It has one of the best climates in The Bahamas, with temperatures in the high 60s during the short winters, rising to the mid-80s in summer, with trade winds making the place even more comfortable. With its pristine virgin beaches, Cat Island is one of the most beautiful islands in The Bahamas, and it is so little visited that it's inexpensive and still feels undiscovered. Many local historians claim that Cat Island residents were the first to see Columbus. The great explorer himself was believed by some to have been welcomed here by the peaceful Arawaks. Beautiful beaches offer an array of water sports. Visitors can go swimming or snorkeling at several places.

Boathouse housekeeping and maintenance: The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained.

Property manager on-island to assist with any questions or requests you may have. Property manager will also assist with car rental reservations, restaurant recommendations, grocery store/liquor store/wine shop directions,airport pickup details and directions to not-to-miss sights.

Kayaks, canoe and bicycles: The use of kayaks, canoe and bicycles is included in your stay at the Boathouse. There are 2 kayaks available, a tandem and a single, plus there are 2 new beach cruisers parked in our garage for your use. The canoe is tied up behind the house on the back bay.

A newly built tiki hut with cushioned chaise lounges is available for your exclusive use on our beach.

Additional beach chairs, a beach umbrella and an ice chest are also stored in the garage for your enjoyment.

A king size hammock hangs on the deck for reading,relaxing, or an afternoon nap.

There is a large lending library at the Boathouse which includes many new fiction and non-fiction books.

Numerous Caribbean cookbooks and favorite Bahamian recipes are located in our library.

*****Toyota 4 Runner is available for rent by the week, located at the Boathouse (in our garage)*****

Historical

Hermitage on Mt. Alvernia

This island's distinct virtue is that it is home to the highest point in the Bahamas--Mount Alvernia--an astounding 206 feet (63 meters) above sea level On its peak is a monastery called The Hermitage, built by Monsignor Jerome Hawkes, who came to The Bahamas as an Architect and an Anglican priest to repair Anglican churches on Long Island. He was later ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest and became known as Monsignor Jerome Hawkes.

Deveaux Mansion

The ruins of an 18th-century plantation house.

Columbus Point

One of the many Indian caves which honeycomb the island, and a conch shell monument to Christopher Columbus, a testament to the locals' undying belief that here marks his first landfall, much to the dismay of the nearby San Salvadorians, who insist that the honor belongs to them.

Boating/Sailing & Diving

Since the day they were first discovered by ship, the 700 islands in The Bahamas have increasingly become a magnet for sea vessels. Fuel up. Chart a course. Uninhabited cays, hidden coves, annual regattas, and modern marinas will sweeten the voyage.

Diving

Coral reefs. Blue holes. Walls. Caves. Shipwrecks. Sharks. Dolphins. Stingrays. The variety of islands in The Bahamas presents a variety of diving experiences. Beginners and experts are welcome. Lessons and guides can be found throughout the islands.

Blue Hole; Out on the bank, this circular depression leads to an 80- to 100-foot descent along the outer walls. Inside the opening, divers often encounter schools of fish, large grouper, and Caribbean reef sharks.

White Hole Reef

This reef expresses another phenomenon unusual to The Bahamas: circular depressions in the limestone basin that form flat basins surrounded by coral mounds. These sites serve as an oasis for solitary reef and schooling fish.

Fishing

Bonefishing has become a local favorite within The Islands Of The Bahamas. Bonefishing takes place in the flats, where guides slowly pole small flat-bottomed boats for anglers or the truly dedicated quietly stalk these elusive fish by wading through knee-deep water. These quicksilver fighters, weighing up to 15 pounds, inspire both fly fishermen and spin casters alike with their power and speed.

Unpredictable and wily, the bonefish are often found in schools of 100 or more, making for exciting bursts of action. Don’t try to eat these bottom skimmers—you’ll quickly realize how they got their name.

Nathaniel 'Top Cat' Gilbert, a native of Cat Island, is an expert fishing guide and Certified Bonefishing Champion, with years of experience. He is a people person, likes to entertain and demonstrate fishing techniques. He knows where all of the good fishing spots are and guarantees that you will see fish.

Dining suggestions

-Pigeon Cay Beach Club (1/4 mile walk up the beach from the Boathouse)

Dinner served for guests of the inn, and for Boathouse guests most evenings. Selected entree per evening which typically features fresh fish, crab, baked chicken.

Full bar. PCBC has an honor bar for their guests. Guests of the Boathouse enjoy signing privileges at the honor bar and restaurant and may settled up at departure.

-Derrick's Conch Shack (5 miles from the Boathouse.Easy bike ride)

Fresh couch salad and cracked conch. Call ahead. Dinner upon request including jerk chicken,curry chicken, snapper, grouper, lobster,curried goat.(depending on season).Cold beer.

-Sammy T's (5.6 miles from the Boathouse)

Restaurant and full bar. Specialties include conch fritters,salads,grilled lobster, snapper,chicken

-Cookie House Restaurant in Arthur's Town (10.5 miles)

-Periwinkles (12.5 miles)

Full bar.Salads,crab,ribs,pork chops

-Fernandez Bay Restaurant (18.5 miles)

Full bar.Conch,burgers,fish

Getting here

Scheduled Flights:

SkyBahamas

Ft. Lauderdale and Nassau to The Bight, Cat Island (twice/day)

Cat Island Air

Nassau to Cat Island (daily)

Pineapple Air

Nassau to Cat Island

Bahamasair,

Nassau to Cat Island (flights daily)

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Charter Flights:

Bimini Island Air, Legacy Air Ltd. Regular scheduled charter flights are available to Cat Island from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. or Nassau, Bahamas. Flight schedules may fluctuate, so please contact the airlines to confirm their schedules. Round trip airfare is around $350 from Florida and $160 from Nassau.

Kayaking

Pigeon Creek, located just steps behind the Boathouse, makes for a peaceful, quiet trip through an aquatic wonderland. The creek is a nursery for sea turtles, bonefish, manta rays and other small fish. Paddlers can see them cruising along the sandy bottom or darting in and out of the mangrove trees.

If you have never kayaked before, this is the place to learn. Our ocean kayaks are wide and stable and do not restrain your legs or body. They are easy to get in and out of and it is easy to learn for first timers.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Leslie Kennedy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Leslie Kennedy

Sarah and I love traveling and have been visiting Cat Island for 22 years. I grew up exploring the Out Islands of the Bahamas by boat, and have ventured throughout the islands regularly since 1967. We bought this spectacular beachfront property in the late 1990's, and built the 'Boathouse' in January 2007. We moved back to the USA 7 years ago after living 3+ years in Costa Rica and another 3 years living in Mexico. Both our boys are grown; our youngest (marine biologist) is engaged in Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture in Portland, Maine, and the oldest is in International Business Development living in California.

Leslie Kennedy purchased this house in 2007

Why Leslie Kennedy chose Bahamas

Why Bennetts Harbor, why the Boathouse Property?

Cat Island is truly an unspoiled paradise. The people are wonderful and still wave to everyone as they pass. The Boathouse sits on a beautiful white sand beach with water clear as gin. The beach runs for 3 miles, but you can spend days without seeing another soul (read the guest comments). Snorkeling, scuba diving and 'bonefishing on the fly' , island exploring, beach combing, and sunbathing are among other favorites. Our property is 3 1/4 acres and is surrounded by water on 3 sides. The Boathouse and our private beach tiki hut are the only structures on our 3 1/4 acres of property. You can launch the kayaks or the canoe behind the house on Pigeon Creek and paddle around to our beach on the ocean. Leslie Kennedy lives on-island and manages the house for us. She will greet you upon your arrival and familiarize you with the house. The Boathouse is professionally cleaned and maintained and Leslie is available to answer any questions you may have or provide assistance with anything you may need.

What makes this house unique

The use of kayaks, canoe and beach cruiser bicycles are included with your stay at the Boathouse. There are 2 single kayaks and a tandem to choose from (they are located either behind the house on the backbay, or on the ocean side tied up at PCBC). The bicycles are located in our garage.You can bike for miles on the sea road or ride on the main road to Bennett Harbor for lunch at Derrick's Conch Shack or Sammy T's. Three to four times/week Pigeon Cay Beach Club serves dinner beachside(the small club has only 7 rooms, and is a 5 minute stroll up our beach). All Boathouse guests are invited and have full signing privileges for dinner, drinks, and wine. There is also a beachside honor bar at PCBC which is fully stocked with cold beer, wine, and your favorite cocktails. There is no need to carry cash or drive home when dining and/or enjoying a cocktail up the beach at PCBC. We enjoy cooking and have equipped the Boathouse with a Jenn Air Convection oven/microwave, Jenn-Air Stovetop, Ice maker, and a 36,000 BTU Stainless Weber. There is Calphalon cookware, a Waring commercial blender, and an ice cream/sorbet maker. There are 12 foot decks which encircle the entire house perfect for reading, relaxing, cocktails, or just taking in the incredible views. There is a screened area of the deck for dining, reading, or a glass of wine. Ceiling fans are installed throughout the house and on the decks (11 in total). Although rarely needed, the house is also fully air conditioned. The Boathouse has high speed wireless internet included.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Boathouse, Molly S.,Jackson, Michigan Date of stay: December 20-28,2009

The Boathouse was exactly what the website pictures promised and more. It even felt roomier than the pictures indicated. Every item you've chosen for the house is of the highest quality. I never looked for a thing that wasn't available: flashlights, lighters, kitchen utensils, etc. The linens were wonderful and plentiful. We loved going through the guest binder and learning the ins-and-outs of Cat Island: where to eat, how to get around, sights to see, history, activities... Your insight there is priceless. We spent many hours on the Pigeon Cay beach and took long walks. I think we probably saw other people maybe a dozen times in the week we were there, but it was usually the same 3 or 4. No one ever bothered us or disrupted our peace and enjoyment in any way. We felt like we were in our own romantic world. The water was amazing; the sand like powdered sugar. The palm frond tiki hut even sheltered us from passing rainshowers. Leslie was a very nice hostess for a Christmas Eve meal at their resort. She also easily arranged a rental car for us, even had it delivered there at the resort. The Cat Island experience is very unique and one I will always remember. I'm sure we will visit again, although probably in the spring or early summer to avoid some of the inclement weather that can muddle up the winter season. I also have a few couples from work who are interested in the Boathouse, and I'm sharing great reviews with them, too. One of the couples is a pair of avid divers who spend lots of time around the Caribbean. Although they usually travel resort-style, they also seek out a getaway like your place every year or two. Watch for the Baldwins from Michigan, I bet they'll be your guest someday.

In closing, a lot of friends and family have asked would we do it again. I have said, without hesitation, yes! You have a lovely getaway spot on a special island. Thank you so much for allowing us to be your guests. We look forward to a chance to stay again.
Jan 2010
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Private Beach House on 3.25 Acres with Spectacular Beach & 55 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Review
average rating of 4.745763 based on 73 reviews
Seattle, Wa.
5

Amazing property and location! - Highly Recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at the Boathouse on Cat Island. The house has a wonderful location on what we thought was the best beach on the Island. The gorgeous beach at Pigeon Cay has sand like talcum powder and very calm seas even during windy days. The palapa provided us great comfort and sun protection and we ended up using it on many occasions. The location of the rental property is very nice being close to all things north and it’s north central location allowed us to venture south on the island just as easily. We found the market at Smith Bay to be the most well stocked and that was an easy and fun drive from the property. Also, venturing out back into Alligator Creek is a must. Though the bottom of the creek starts off just a bit soft, it quickly firms up to a nice firm sand base and you can walk and explore for literally miles through the creek system observing fish, turtles, baby sharks (don’t worry – they are afraid of you), bonefish, rays, etc. Bonefishing is excellent and you can find them off the heads of mangroves on either side of high tide. Wonderful area to fish and explore. The Atlantic beaches in the area are amazing as well. We especially enjoyed the beach about 1 mile south of the property. Go south on main road and take a left at the cell tower to the Atlantic. Gorgeous isolated endless pink beach with great snorkeling and fishing. The people of Cat are wonderful and we made many new friends up north at Pigeon Cay, Arthur’s Town, Bennett’s and Orange Creek. Orange Creek is a beautiful area. Don’t miss it. The house is very comfortable with all the conveniences you need for your trip. We especially enjoyed the open feel of the house with the breezes coming through. The deck and shower are wonderful. Leslie, Ned and everyone at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club were so helpful and friendly. It was nice to have them close by and Leslie helped us out a number of times. Thank you! We highly recommend the Boathouse and hopefully will be back to enjoy this beautiful area of Cat Island soon! We’ve been to numerous out islands and stayed at many places and the Boathouse and Cat Island are now very close to the top of our list! Thank you, Mark and Sarah!

-Kevin and Kelly (Seattle, Wa)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin & Kelly, We are delighted your island holiday at the Boathouse on Cat Island was all you had hoped for and so much more. With so much first hand experience visiting the Out Islands of the Bahamas over the years, we really love the fact that this stay was very special for you. It sounds like you really got out and experienced Cat Island; it's beautiful beaches & fabulous crystal clear ocean waters, the reefs for snorkeling, back bays for kayaking, and flats for bonefishing on the fly. And of course, the warm and friendly locals! We are thrilled that you loved the Boathouse design and setting, and our stellar beach & palapa. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Boathouse, and we hope you return again very soon. Best, Mark & Sarah
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New Orleans,La USA
5

New Orleans Liz

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, comfortable fully equipped beach cottage. So nice to open all of the doors and let the island breeze fly through. The bed and linens are divine. The hammocks are perfect for relaxing. We cooked inside and out on the grill. We had everything we needed for dining in. Internet never failed. It is a short easy walk to the Tiki hut, overlooking a magnificent and deserted beach. The Pigeon Key Beach Club is quite close with an honor bar on the beach. We had dinner there several times. The steamed conck stew and conck fritters that were outstanding. The house has snorkeling equipment and beach floats.the outdoor shower felt great. Nice to have a washer/ dryer.Overall it was a beautiful, well planned, relaxing and very private spot. Recommend highly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, Island life sounds like it suits you! We are ecstatic that you loved the Boathouse, our killer beach and tiki hut, and the comforts we put into the beach house. As you mentioned, the conch ceviche and fritters are to die for at Derrick's Conch Shack up the road. It is also nice having the Pigeon Cay Beach Club just a short stroll up the white sand to the honor bar to grab a cool one any time of day/night. Thank you for the lovely review. Best, Mark
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Seattle, Wa.
5

Amazing beautiful property - Highly Recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay at the Boathouse on Cat Island. The house has a wonderful location on what we thought was the best beach on the Island. The gorgeous beach at Pigeon Cay has sand like talcum powder and very calm seas even during windy days. The palapa provided us great comfort and sun protection and we ended up using it on many occasions. The location of the rental property is very nice being close to all things north and it’s north central location allowed us to venture south on the island just as easily. We found the market at Smith Bay to be the most well stocked and that was an easy and fun drive from the property. Also, venturing out back into Alligator Creek is a must. Though the bottom of the creek starts off just a bit soft, it quickly firms up to a nice firm sand base and you can walk and explore for literally miles through the creek system in 1-2 feet of water observing fish, turtles, baby sharks (don’t worry – they are afraid of you), bonefish, rays, etc. Bonefishing is excellent and you can find bonefish off the heads and points of mangroves on either side of high tide. Wonderful area to fish and explore. The Atlantic beaches in the area are amazing as well. We especially enjoyed the atlantic beach about 1 mile south of the property. Go south on main road and take a left at the cell tower to the Atlantic. Gorgeous isolated endless pink beach with great snorkeling and fishing. The people of Cat are wonderfu and so friendly - we made many new friends up north at Pigeon Cay, Arthur’s Town, Bennett’s and Orange Creek. Orange Creek is a beautiful area. Don’t miss it. The house is very comfortable with all the conveniences you need for your trip. We especially enjoyed the open feel of the house with the breezes coming through. The deck, bed, furnishings and shower are wonderful. Leslie, Ned and everyone at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club were so helpful and friendly. It was nice to have them close by and Leslie helped us out a number of times. Thank you! We highly recommend the Boathouse and hopefully will be back to enjoy this beautiful area of Cat Island soon! We’ve been to numerous out islands and stayed at many places and the Boathouse and Cat Island are now very close to the top of our list! Thank you, Mark and Sarah! Highly recommended!!

-Kevin and Kelly (Seattle, Wa)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin & Kelly, We are delighted your island holiday at the Boathouse on Cat Island was all you had hoped for and so much more. With so much first hand experience visiting the Out Islands of the Bahamas over the years, we really love the fact that this stay was very special for you. It sounds like you really got out and experienced Cat Island; it's beautiful beaches & fabulous crystal clear ocean waters, the reefs for snorkeling, back bays for kayaking, and flats for bonefishing on the fly. And of course, the warm and friendly locals! We are thrilled that you loved the Boathouse design and setting, and our stellar beach & palapa. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Boathouse, and we hope you return again very soon. Best, Mark & Sarah
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London, U.K.
5

Perfect get away. Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and loved the Boat House. Leslie and Ned made it all easy for us, organising the car, fishing guide, cooking three times during the week we were there. The house was comfortable and charming. I had wanted to stay at the Boat House for years and it was just what we had hoped for.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Annie, Sarah and I are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Boathouse, and that you loved the privacy and beauty of our beach. It's great that this "getaway" was everything that you hoped for. Guests love the that we have property managers Leslie and Ned on-island to answer any questions, organize a fishing guide, direct them to the local hideaways, and even stock the fridge before their arrival if they should so desire. Thank you for choosing to stay at the Boathouse, and we hope your return journey to the UK was pleasant. Hope to host you again in the very near future. Best, Mark & Sarah
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5

Idyllic retreat in Bahamian nature

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting The Bahamas for over 20 years and have stayed on five different islands. We love the seemingly infinite number of beautiful beaches to have to ourselves, the quiet, the friendly residents and the big open skies. Cat Island is probably our favourite, and The Boathouse is the place we find ourselves longing to return to the most.

We think it has the perfect balance between peace, quiet, privacy in a beautiful natural setting and friendly hospitality and assistance just a short walk away. Pigeon beach is clearly one of the best on the island. It's wide, white expanse and private Tiki hut is just over the dunes, the water clear and warm and is probably all most are looking for (though I personally cannot resist exploring all the fascinating and varied natural elements of the area). Meanwhile the Pigeon Cay Beach Club with its wonderful hosts is there to assist and to provide a wonderful dinner on the beach a few nights a week, should you choose not to cook.

The Boathouse is unique with its open concept, many windowed second story perch and 360 wrap around deck with an outdoor shower but we loved the feeling of being part of the environment. The big glass doors fold wide open and need to be secured when the wind is up, but this is easily done (with the help of some heavy coral pieces) and the sense of being in but out is wonderful. Given the reasonable rental price for something so distinct, we thought the house was beautifully while minimally furnished, and very well appointed so that cooking, and clean up was easy. Any glitches we ran into were immediately addressed. (The owner even called us from the states while we were there to get feedback on our stay.)

We were initially concerned about mosquitos since the doors and windows are not screened but we found that most nights the breezes are enough to keep them away and other nights we zipped up the outdoor deck screen which creates a sizable outdoor dining room.

For any person or couple who loves the natural world yet appreciates a clean, functional and beautiful space to return to in the evening, or a place to lounge, in a hammock, with a book, with the touch of a light afternoon breeze, on a deck or on the perfect beach, we do not know a better place.

Mark and Jeannette, Toronto Canada

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeannette & Mark, WOW......what a lovely review. Like you, we have been visiting the Out Islands of the Bahamas for many years (37+), and Cat Island is our favorite too. When we discovered and bought this property in 1999 we knew it was it; although we had to wait until 2007 to build the Boathouse. So thrilled that you loved the island, the house, and our beach. It is wonderful to share it with guests that see and get all that is Cat Island. An unspoiled paradise, untainted by tourism, with warm & wonderful islanders, beautiful white sand beaches and spectacular Gin clear seas, and relaxation at its finest. The Boathouse was designed to be a true beach house with wide expanse of 12 foot covered decks 360 degrees, floor to ceiling doors that can be opened to the sea breeze,and a very open concept. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to your return visit. See you soon, Sarah & Mark
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New York, NY
4

Spectacular deck + gorgeous beach + lovely island=perfection

  • 4 of 5

We've spent the better part of 20 years staying on the Out Islands, and The Boathouse is really a special place. With 360 degree views of the bay and a bit of the ocean (contrary to another review, you can, in fact, see the ocean from the deck), it's almost like you're staying in a really cozy treehouse–except the bed is wonderful, and you have the benefit of a huge kitchen and an outdoor shower.

In terms of food, gourmet meals are not why you go to the islands, but Da Smoke Pot, Shanna's Cove, and produce from Danny are all great recommendations. Like others, we found it hard to tear ourselves away and did most of our own cooking at the house. If you plan your trip well (ask when the food boat comes in!), there is plenty to choose from at the grocery store. It's not Whole Foods, so if you need something specific, bring it. We forgot coffee (!) and had to make due with Maxwell House.

Other features that are worth noting: a washer and dryer (and a drying line) were so great to have at our disposal, the truck rental is one of the best cars we've ever had on an Out Island, and the caretakers from Pigeon Cay, Leslie and Ned, are wonderful, close by, and can help you with virtually anything you need.

And the hut on the beach–we virtually lived there! It was so nice to have a large, shaded area, just steps from that gorgeous water.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meghan & Bruce, As you also mentioned our beach tiki hut, the white sand beach, , and the Boathouse 12 foot covered decks are the three favorite spots guest's mention to relax on our property . The 2 king size hammocks and chaise lounges on the deck are also top choices. Glad you enjoyed the comfy king size bed, the Select Comfort is a very high quality and comfortable mattress system. As you also mentioned, guest's comment time and time again that having Ned & Leslie (our property managers) on-island to answer questions and make recommendations on snorkeling spots, the best kayaking adventures, grocery stores, wine & spirits markets, and best restaurants to check out is a real benefit. And they're great folks too. We shipped our Toyota 4 Runner over from Florida two years ago and it has been a great vehicle for the island; many guests take advantage of it during their week stay. We wanted to thank you for choosing to stay at the Boathouse, and were thrilled to hear you were looking to book again next year. We look forward to your return! Best, Sarah & Mark
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Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
New Bight Airport (TBI)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Pigeon Cay Beach Club (honor bar for our guests)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
'Conch Shack'(3 miles) or Pigeon Cay Beach Club
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Our private beach (see photos below)
Car: recommended

The Boathouse is located on Pigeon Cay beach, in easy walking distance to the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Our 3 1/4 acre property has a breathtaking, white sand private beach on the warm and gin clear water of the sea. Pigeon Cay is located on the leeward side of Cat Island making for calm waters & beautiful clean beaches. Our beach is located on a secluded, 3 mile beach which extends to Alligator Point. Pigeon Creek is a large salt water inlet which is behind the house and runs parallel to the beach. Pigeon Creek opens to the sea at Alligator Point and provides for exceptional kayaking in calm waters. You can kayak from behind the Boathouse, out to the sea at Alligator Point, & then back to our beach on the ocean. Sea turtles and large rays are frequently encountered while kayaking in Pigeon Creek. Bonefishing on the fly is exceptional in Pigeon Creek,and also in Smith Bay to the South and Orange Creek to the North.

Restaurants & bars serving local fare (lobster, conch) are nearby.

Other Activities: Beachcombing, Salt water fly-fishing, sea kayaking

Getting to Cat Island : The two main connections to Cat Island are from Fort Lauderdale and Nassau, The Bahamas. The cheapest and easiest route is typically to web search for the cheapest RT flight from your hometown to Nassau. From Nassau take SkyBahamas non-stop to either Arthur's Town or New Bight, Cat Island. There are two (2) flights per day on Sky Bahamas, one in the mid-morning, and one in the afternoon. You can book SkyBahamas online (https://booksecure.skybahamas.net/) , or by calling their US office in Florida at 1 (954) 317-3751. SkyBahamas email address is info@skybahamas.net

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cat Island, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£1,168
for 7 nights
£1,168
 

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 10.0%

$1350.00 per week for up to 2 guests. No children or pets allowed.
$225.00 per night with a 4 night minimum.
Reservation deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee dates.
American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for the balance of your stay.
Our 'week' is 8 days/7 nights which is $192.86/night by the week

--------------Please email or phone Leslie for any last minute cancelations that may not have reflected in the calendar yet--------------------

*****Toyota 4 Runner is available for rent by the week, located at the Boathouse (in our garage)*****
If you prefer a daily rental, our property manager can arrange a car for you. Please inquiry with Leslie.

Reservation deposit is required at the time of booking to guarantee dates.
American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted for the balance of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Cat Island on the Caribbean

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Out Door Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Bright, sunny and colorful Bahamian bathroom with copper sink, brass mirror, storage shelves, overhead lighting, and ample closet. Bathroom adjoins bedroom and opens onto 12 foot decks and private, stunning outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Select Comfort
  • Bedroom has wonderful water views and opens onto 12 foot decks. A huge outdoor shower includes a gigantic brass shower head and plenty of hot, hot water. The California King is made by Select Comfort and includes individual controls for dialing in each of your custom firmness settings. Linens include 400 count Egyptian cotton sheets, and oversized down pillows. Reading lamps with individual controls are conveniently located by the bedside.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Broadband wireless internet service is available both at the house, and steps away at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Kayaks, canoe, bicycles are included. Daily housekeeping is available at an additional charge. Fresh vegetables (squash, Pigeon Peas, green beans, beets, green peppers, kale, etc) & fruits (papaya, melon, bananas, lime, etc) are available from Danny, a local farmer. Fresh lobster, conch, Grouper, crab, Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi/Dolphin, etc is available in season from either Ricky or Tito; the local fishermen. Many evenings Pigeon Cay Beach Club organizes a Bahamian feast. NOTE:. Most of the larger restaurants accept credit cards, but few of the smaller ones or shops do. US Dollars ($) are accepted everywhere. No pharmacies or hospital on the island, but there are two clinics; bring any needed medications. The Boathouse is the only home on our 3 1/4 acres which includes 235 of private beach on the ocean and 740 feet of waterfront on the backbay.

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