'The Boathouse'-Private Beachhouse on 3 1/4 acres

4.64

Entire residential home hosted by M. James

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Custom built,Bahamian-style home on privately owned 3 1/4 acre property. We have 235 feet of white sand beach on the ocean, and 740 feet of waterfront on the backbay; the Boathouse is sited between the two bodies of water. Convection oven/microwave, Stovetop, Ice maker,King Bed, outdoor protected shower, Air-conditioning,Weber grill, ceiling fans,12 foot decks. Kayaks, canoe, and bicycles included in stay.

The space
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.
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom
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.

Screened in deck area: Screened porch is 12' X 16' and includes the outdoor dining area. The engineered screening is a no-see-um mesh which can be pulled back during the day for a 100% open deck.

Location Type:
beach

Theme:
away from it all
romantic

General:
air-conditioning
Ceiling-Fans
central heating
Filtered-Water
linens provided
Local-Maps
telephone
towels provided

Kitchen:
Blender
coffee maker
cooking utensils
freezer
grill
Ice-Maker
Lobster-Pot
microwave
oven
refrigerator
Stove-Top-Burners
toaster

Dining:
dining area
eating seating for 10 people
Screened-in area added to the deck in 2015
Entertainment:
audio tape player
Books
CD
DVD
Games
Music-Library
stereo system
TV
VCR
Video-Library

Internet access: High speed wireless access both inside the Boathouse, and on the decks


Outside:
canoe
Deck-Wood
garage
Outdoor-Grill-Gas
parking
Walkway-to-Water

Suitability:
children not allowed
long term renters welcome
pets not allowed
unsuitable for elderly or infirm
wheelchair inaccessible
No pharmacy on-island

Local Activities:
fishing
mountain biking
sailing
scuba diving or snorkeling
swimming
walking
wind-surfing

Onsite services:
Housekeeper-Optional

Onsite equipment:
Automobile-Optional
Beach-Chairs
Beach-Towels
Boat+Paddles
Cooler-Large

Attractions:
Bay/Sound
Caves
Churches
Groceries

Leisure Activities:
Beachcombing
Bird-Watching
DeepSea-Fishing
Fly-Fishing
Hiking
Sight-Seeing
Snorkeling
Sound/Bay-Fishing
Surf-Fishing

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Bennett Harbor, Cat Island, Bahamas

The Boathouse is located on a 3 1/2 mile white sand beach on the Leeward side on the island. The house is very private and the location stellar. We own 3 1/4 acres of property with 235' of white sand beach on the ocean, and 740' of waterfront on the back bay. The house is surrounded by water on three sides and is set back between the ocean and the back bay; there is a sand path to our private beach and palapa. There is a natural berm between the house and the ocean but NO houses or other structures between the Boathouse and the ocean. The Boathouse palapa sits directly on the beach and is very private (see photos).

Hosted by M. James

  1. Joined in March 2013
  • 14 Reviews
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My wife and I utilize Airbnb for both personal travel, and as a host. We custom built the Boathouse as our private beach house and list it through Airbnb when we are traveling. As both a user and a host, our experience has been quite favorable, and we have met wonderful people through the experience. Cat Island is truly a magical place and a beautiful island. The white sand beach at the Boathouse is one of the finest in the World...the white sand is like sugar, and the water like gin. The local Cat Islanders are the most gracious, helpful, and friendly that we have met anywhere in the World. This is a one-of-a-kind beach escape. You can sit on our beach for a week and see 2 other people the entire time. Water visibility is over 100 feet, and the marine life is breathtaking. Fresh Lobster, Conch, Red Snapper, Crab, Dorado, and Grouper is readily available directly from the fisherman a short bike ride from the house. We have welcomed many International guests since we built the Boathouse in 2007. Frequent Boathouse visitors include those traveling from France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Chile.
My wife and I utilize Airbnb for both personal travel, and as a host. We custom built the Boathouse as our private beach house and list it through Airbnb when we are traveling. As…

During your stay

The Boathouse property managers will meet you upon arrival to familiarize you with the house, beach,kayaks, bikes, restaurants,sites,etc.
You can reach them by phone or may stop by to speak with them at the Pigeon Cay Beach Club. Sales tax collected for the Bahamian Government
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The Boathouse property managers will meet you upon arrival to familiarize you with the house, beach,kayaks, bikes, restaurants,sites,etc.
You can reach them by phone or may s…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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