With over 800' of gorgeous beachfront, on 10+ private acres, Crow's Nest, situated atop the highest point of sunny Staniel Cay, features the finest views in all directions: sunsets over the harbor, sunrises over the ocean, myriad cays and inlets up Pipe Creek to the north, and a long white sandy beach to the south.
Additionally, there is a protected sandy beach and swimming hole on the blue lagoon (other side of the property) where the Crow's Nest gazebo enjoys views down the length of the inlet, and the Crow's Nest mooring provides a protected harbor for a boat.
Overlooking the beach, Crow's Nest is a spacious contemporary cottage with 2,200 square feet of living space. The octagonal living room takes advantage of the spectacular views in all directions. The cozy tropical furnishings compliment the sparkling azure waters, dazzling coral sands, and abundant underwater splendors. Experience paradise at this very special place.
-- Lounge on the expansive screened porch -- and enjoy the ocean breezes.
-- Soak up some sun in the very private patio area.
-- Dine overlooking the ocean beaches.
-- Wake in the loft to watch the sun rise over the ocean.
-- Shower with views of the harbor.
-- Prepare dinner with one of the best views in the world
We do not accept online bookings until after a follow-up conversation.
We require a 50% deposit to confirm your reservation -- with the balance due 30 days prior to your planned arrival date. The rental fee is nonrefundable unless we are able to re-book the dates that you reserved.
The small island of Staniel Cay offers the rare mixture of a quaint village, Bahamian family island culture, beauty, and tranquility.
The people are some of the friendliest you'll ever meet.
Crow's Nest is less than one mile from the village. The village includes the Isle's General store, Pink Store, Blue Store, Mt. Olivetti Church (everyone is welcome), a beauty salon, several straw shops, a clinic, All-Age School, a telephone office and tower (with cell coverage), and the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
North of the village are Pirate's Trap beach and pristine rugged land that's ideal for hiking and exploring.
In addition to the Staniel Cay restaurants, you may want to experience dining at some of the nearby islands.
The warm waters are crystal clear, with varying azure hues. You'll find an abundance of brilliantly colored marine life in less than fifteen feet of water throughout the cays.
Of special note is Thunderball Grotto (so named because James Bond 'Thunderball' movie scenes were shot there).
The grotto is a naturally hollowed-out cay, opposite the Yacht Club. Schools of beautiful and tame fish live there in a setting of colorful sponges and coral.
If you visit, you'll swim through a surface entrance to the interior cave that is lit by a hole in the 'roof'. Once inside, you'll discover the 'hidden' passageways out.
Several miles farther north is the beginning of the 22-mile Exuma Land and Sea Park, a wildlife and underwater preserve. The park stores many treats for the visual explorer. And an island just south of Staniel Cay is a wildlife preserve for iguanas.
Whether underwater or above, the Exuma Cays are spectacular.