Stunning sunset views on Little Exuma!
About Sunset Cove
My wife and I and our three children are from Burlington, Ontario. I have loved Bahamas since my first visit to Nassau and my first glimpse of the ocean when I was 13 years old. Now Exuma is our favourite place to be in the world.
Sunset Cove purchased this House in 2018
Why Sunset Cove chose Hartswell
I had been dreaming about this property about 4 years before I was able to purchase it. Nothing can beat its view of the Ferry Harbour. It's calm, shallow water perfect for my kids, for boating and for kayaking. For us, the most amazing place in all of Exuma is "the Cut" and "Lazy River Beach (the sand flats) where Moriah Cay meets Little Exuma. From our property, they are a short 10 minute kayak ride away.
What makes this House unique
Our property is easy to find and access being right off of the Queen's highway after the Ferry Bridge. It is a nature lovers dream with lots of property and being directly on the Ferry Harbour. It is very private and the perfect place to just get away from it all. You could spend days kayaking the shore line and exploring the many Cays, sandbars and blue holes. Kayak under the bridge and find the breathtaking beauty or Moriah Harbour and Moriah Cay. Both of these areas offer incredible swimming and snorkling. If fishing is what you enjoy, our location is world renown for bone fishing. We are also only a 5 minute drive from some of the most amazing beaches on Little Exuma. Our property manager has been born and raised on Little Exuma and can direct you to the best beaches, fishing spots and snorkelling locations.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Any offsite water, land trips, rentals and activities are at the risk of the tenants. The owner assumes no liability for activities off the property.
The Property Fee is a damage deposit for water equipment / other contents. You can request this to be refunded upon checkout or leave as a gratuity.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Perfect Beach House Weekend
Perfect last minute getaway with family of four. An extremely comfy feel and new. Well appointed with the sea kayaks being the best part of all. A 30 minute paddle will bring you to the nicest beach ever!!
Tim, it was an absolute pleasure to have you and your family!
You’re welcome back any time :)
Relaxing family holiday (with bug bites)
Overall a comfortable and clean cottage that is great for a quiet, relaxing vacation
Pros: new cottage that is clean and comfortable, laundry, easy kayak to the lazy river & deserted beach, quick drive to Tropic of Cancer beach and Santana’s, property manager was quick to respond, bottled water provided, fully stocked kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms, kayaks/ life jackets / coolers / wifi provided, could easily fit a large or multigenerational family
Cons: far from the airport (roads are in terrible shape), tap/ shower water was salty, ‘no see ums’ biting bugs were awful (couldn’t sit outside), beach not suitable for swimming
Feedback for the owner: we would have appreciated some folding beach chairs to use with the sweet beach umbrella, local cell phone provided never worked
Judy, the property manager was the best! Loved the house and the Exumas!
We enjoyed our stay at Sunset Cove over the Christmas holiday. Everything was just as we expected. This is a perfect place for families with a little one and for families that love to venture out on their own. We spent many days kayaking out to the cut. We do plan to return one day and would definitely consider staying here again if available. Beautiful!
Sunset Cove - Perfection and Nothing Less!
The property was fantastic. From all of the amenities to its location, our expectations were exceeded on all accounts. Judy was a great help in procuring some groceries prior to our arrival and we felt like we were at home. You definitely want a car in this remote home but other than that it was simply fantastic!
The closest access to the prettiest secluded beach in the world!
Walking into the property for the first time surprises you in a great way. The house was spotless and looked bigger than the pics online. The kitchen is very modern and has every tool you need to make a meal. The internet is lightning fast; which is something we did not expect coming from a non-touristy island. What makes this place unbelievable is a short kayak (30 min) to a place called “the cut”. If you are into kayaking and exploring; this place is perfect for you! On the way to the cut is very shallow water where you see turtles and stingrays literally 2 feet under you. Pack a quality cooler in your luggage, pack it with ice/lunch/refreshments and spend the entire day on the beach at “the cut”. We went 4x and never saw a single person. Money cannot buy this private beach that we had to ourselves.
Strongly recommended to rent a car for your stay. It is a small island with light traffic. With a car you can explore the entire island within a few hours. We recommend going to Georgetown and hopping a water ferry to “Stocking Island” on Sundays. (They serve a pig roast starting at noon) Just north of Georgetown is the “Fish Fry” Rasta Steve makes the best conch salad on the island. A short drive south is Tropic of Cancer Beach: A great long beach which is not very busy. The road is rough to get through, but take it easy: It is worth it!
Thank you Gary and Rachael for having us spend our honeymoon at your paradise!
Thank you so much choosing to spend your honeymoon at our beach house. It was a pleasure hosting you and please know that you are welcome back any time.
Gary & Rachael
Our beach house is located a 2 minute drive from the Ferry bridge into Little Exuma. It is located on the quiet side of the island with endless stretches of clear, quiet waters for all your boating, snorkelling, fishing and swimming needs.
Take your family in our 7 kayaks to explore the coastline and its many islands, sand bars and blue holes. Even on windy days the waters of the Ferry Harbour remain calm. You are sure to see Sting Ray's and sea turtles. The area is a nature lover's dream!
What really makes our property special is it's proximity to the lazy river (sand flats). This incredible place is only a 15 minute kayak ride from the beach house. Head out under the bridge and travel along the East side of Moriah Cay. You will see the 3 openings to the lazy river almost immediatly because of it's incredibly turquoise blue waters. Once you reach the lazy river, let the gentle current push you along. Keep your eyes open and you are sure to see all sorts of marine life, shells and birds as you kayak and swim through miles of mangroves, beaches and tide pools. The far bend of the lazy river hosts the Cut and Lazy River Beach. This is where the ocean meets the quiet waters of the lazy river. Depending on which way the tide is going, it will gently pull you into the sand flats or out to the ocean through the cut. Hours of great fun for the entire family.
Another great kayak destination is beautiful Moriah harbour. Bring a picnic and park the kayaks on a sand bar. Sit and watch the tide go out and splash and play in the endless stretches of shallow ponds and sand bars that emerge at low tide.
Many amazing beaches are just around the corner. A less than 5 minute drive down the road will take you to Forbes Hill Beach. An incredible place to spend the day. This beach is easy to access, is usually empty and even has little ruins to explore. Further down the road you will find Tropic of Cancer Beach. Heading in the opposite direction onto Great Exuma you will find many incredible beaches throughout the island.
Our house manager can arrange for you a variety of boat excursions. Take a boat to Stocking Island, Sandy Cay, or the Land and Sea Park to see the pigs and Iguanas. Or rent jet skis and spend the day exploring Exuma's 365 islands, most of which are uninhabited.
There are many options for dining. Groceries can be purchased in Georgetown or picked up for you and delivered by our house manager. There is also an excellent bakery right in Little Exuma that you will want to visit for sure. Cook up your own dinner in our full kitchen and grill. Many restaurant options are available on both Little Exuma and Great Exuma. Or, for a special treat, have our Chef come and prepare a feast for you right in the house!
Whatever the purpose of your trip: family time, getting away from it all, adventure, or a romantic getaway, Sunset Cove is the perfect place to make your vacation dream a reality.