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Hoopers Bay Villas Exuma (Green Turtle)

Overview

Hoopers Bay Villas boasts fully furnished, air-conditioned two bedroom, two bathroom, cottages, with ceiling fans in every room. One bedroom has a queen size bed and the other two twin beds. The cottage comes fully equipped with all linen and bedding, bath towels, and beach towels

The cottages have a full service kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher and garbage disposal. The kitchen has a full supply of kitchen utensils, including coffee maker, toaster, and electric grill. There is a dining area with seating for four.

The living room has comfortable seating with cable television, and a DVD player. There are also games and books for your enjoyment.

The cottage has a front porch with comfy beach chairs and there is a back semi-private porch which opens out to a courtyard area. The back porch has a table and chairs for backyard enjoyment. There are also outdoor showers for your convenience!

Hoopers Bay Villas are centrally located on Great Exuma, just ten minutes from Exuma's International Airport, and three miles from the capital, Georgetown. There is a well-stocked food store and pharmacy within walking distance. Restuarants are just minutes away.

The beach at Hoopers Bay is secluded, and easily accessible. Other great beaches are only minutes away by car.

Getting There
The Islands of the Bahamas are located just off the south east coast of Florida. International flights connect direct to Exuma via Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Nassau, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta.

HISTORY

The Exuma islands are a string of islands and cays with natural harbors and beaches that span over a hundred miles of clear blue water. There is a new island for every day of the year. The Exuma chain comprises of 365 cays, that stretch for about 130 miles.

Exuma is home to the National Land and Sea Park, which is one of the largest underwater and land preserves in the world. Exuma is a nature lover's paradise and is kept in its original pristine setting.

Exuma's capital, Georgetown was once suggested to be the capital of The Bahamas because of its Elizabeth Harbour, which has a draft of 16 feet and made Exuma a favourite haunt for pirates (Scenes from Priates of the Caribbean were filmed in Exuma). Since the 1950s, the harbour has been the site of the Family Island Regatta -– the race of Bahamian-made sailboats.

Popular historical sites include the remains of the plantations at Williams Town, the ancient tombs at Rolle Town and at Moss Town.

Activities
There is something for everyone in the family on Exuma Islands. Whether you love to snorkel, wonder along a deserted beach, hang out with the locals, or relax in the sun, the Exumas offer something for everyone. Choose any of the many Exuma area attractions and activities. A list of the most popular activities and contact numbers is included in each cottage. You can also contact us to arrange packages.

Summary:

Your Home Away From Home, just a 5 minute walk to a secluded hidden beach.
"You feel like you are on your own island." "Hoopers Bay Villas will be a yearly vacation spot for us."

Facilities

Property type: Cottage

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in Air mattres located in closet, 1 cot
Seats:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Cooker
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (Less that 5 minute from a secluded beach. Out door beach showers. Front porch. Back porch. Air Beds, Cots, Cribs, snorkeling gear, kayak rental, Cell Phone Rental are all available upon request)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Swimming
Tennis
Water Skiing
Walking
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Shopping

Prices and availability

Last updated 22.04.2013


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Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
The number of guests per cottage is four (4) persons. An additional charge of $25/adult per night for guests in addition to four (4) will be assessed. Maximum of 2 extra adults. This charge does not apply to children under the age of eleven (11). All year Occupancy: more than 4 people £16.22 per additional person

Paid with booking

Cleaning fee. All year N/A £81.11 per booking

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Bone Fishing Trip (Kayak & Packed Lunch included) - Shared Guide All year Occupancy: per person £162.21 per person per night

Paid with booking

Kayak Fishing (setup included) - Self Guided All year Occupancy: per person £64.89 per person per night

Paid with booking

Bicycle Island Tour (Packed Lunch included) - Shared Guide - 1/2 Day All year Occupancy: per person £45.42 per person per night

Paid with booking

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 15km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Grocery Store & Liquor Store: 1km
  • Restaurants: 5km
  • Golf Course & Spa: 30km
  • George Town (downtown): 10km

Reviews

6 out of 7 people recommend staying here

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Stayed Tuesday 23 March 2010
Overall I was satisified with the property. It was clean and good shape. Only a few minor things. The cooking pans were rusted, the beds squeaked (a lot) and the one of the two bedrooms did not have airconditioning. None of these were a big issue. A George forman was available and that made cooking easier. The kitchen was well stocked, but bring your own soap for showering. We chose this property because it met our budget needs and for the price, it was very good. We wanted to be directly on the beach but that was not in the budget. and knew it was the property was across the street. Once we found out the beach front property across the street was not occupied, cutting through to the beach was much easier than walking 1/2 mile down the road and taking the "official Beach access path" The Official beach access path was a little steep and rocky for my Father. I was very satisifed with the level of service. Sue and Bill were very accessable to resolve any concerns quickly. She was also extremely helpful when my daughter became very ill on a weekend. She was able to directly contact the local nurse and have them open the clinic on a Saturday morning and have the Dr meet us. It was helpful to have a cell phone making my ability to contact sue or bill very easy. If we cannot affort beach front property in the future, I would consider to use this property again.
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Stayed Saturday 08 September 2007
The house was very nice, the walk to the beach was only 5 minutes with the two local dogs that tagged along, we name them scooter and scootee,they even went swimming with us on the beach. Great added protection, but the island is very safe. The only complaint is that the water in the shower in the second room did not work, need better lighting for women to get dresss, add a dressers for personal items in both rooms and a long mirror, one must take a 2nd look before walking out the door. Overall the house was great and in a great location.
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The overall rating is of a functional house, but with still some equipments that some times went on and off or failed to work properly. Position fair, a bit far from the seaside and also the little road to access to the property was badly keeped. Lock of the door really bad and very difficult to open the doors..We needed to put lots of pressure while turning the keys. Air conditioning in the room was not working.
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J ai été déçue par la propreté du cottage.Notre arrivée nétait pas prévue??? Sinon la plage à coté est magnifique.
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Good value for the money. However they really need to replace the queen/full size beds because they are VERY NOISY and make it difficult to get a good nights rest.
My brother and I decided to try out bone fishing in Great Exuma. We fished on different islands in the Bahamas before and prefer to stay in vacation homes rather than hotels. We were met at the airport by the caretaker and drove a short distance to the cottage. The cottage was clean and was very well equipped. We even had access to an electric BBQ grill, although we would have preferred charcoal. It worked fine. The bone fishing on the flats was fantastic! The guide Mr. Rolle picked us up from the cottage . We befriended few Italians who were staying at a bed and breakfast up the street from the cottage and of a few occasions we accompanied them to the beach across the street. It took us 4 to 5 minute walk to get to beach pathway. The beach was as described to us, the sand was very fine and soft and the water was very clear and calm. In my travels throughout these islands this was by far the most beautiful beach I have seen. The caretaker (Mr. Cutis) who stays next door was a good source of information, and he gave us rides into town on several occasions. We enjoyed our trip and we plan to returning in April 2010. I highly recommend Hoopers Bay Villas, our expectations were exceeded.
Although we enjoyed our stay at Hooper Bay Villas this month we had a really hard time finding the beach access that the hotels website claims to be a 5 minute walk away. We spoke with many locals residents who advised us that they have had problems with other guest thinking there is beach access close to the Cottages but that across the street was really private property. In the end we were able to find public beaches but we had to take taxis which were an average of $30USD a day. Had we known this ahead of time we may have considered a beach front property and paid a bit more money. Upon return from my trip I did share my feedback with the Cottages "Guest Services" and was accused of basically not being able to see it which dismayed me quite a bit since we had spent so much time looking and asking people where the public access to the beach was. The hotel proceeded to email me photos of the "path" to the beach and I truly wish I could post what they sent me (at the request of the hotel I have been asked not to upload these photos) because they show a unmarked, leaf covered path about as wide as a person with no markers (like the rest of the public beaches on the island) and going down what looks to be the side of someones property on a steep hill. To me this shows that if the beach did infact exist then it was near impossible to find. Again, the accommodations themselves and the service provided at the hotel were great, however due to the negative correspondence upon my return and not being able to easily access the beach I would not recommend this hotel.
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Very nice and clean with everything that had been described. Quiet but not too far from everything. A five minute walk to a beautiful beach. Someone available to help with any questions we had.
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It isnt a one-minute-walk to the beach (except you cross private property), it takes you about 5 minutes to get there. Ask at your arrival for the way to the "public" beach access.

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