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The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
We have COVID-19 cleaning procedures in place, and these along with Local COVID-19 rules will be sent to you when we respond to your enquiry. The Cays is a small exclusive development of 13 properties in a landscaped tropical setting located on the beach on the south side of the Caribbean island of Exuma in The Bahamas. Several Properties are available for vacation rental. The houses have three bedrooms & three bathrooms or four bedrooms & three bathrooms, with a very spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen and a wraparound deck along two sides. The houses are single story and tastefully decorated in a Caribbean style. The development has its own beach, large pool and cabana with honesty bar where you can relax, enjoy your sun downer, and watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean. The Dev...We have COVID-19 cleaning procedures in place, and these along with Local COVID-19 rules will be sent to you when we respond to your enquiry. The Cays is a small exclusive development of 13 properties in a landscaped tropical setting located on the beach on the south side of the Caribbean island of Exuma in The Bahamas. Several Properties are available for vacation rental. The houses have three bedrooms & three bathrooms or four bedrooms & three bathrooms, with a very spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen and a wraparound deck along two sides. The houses are single story and tastefully decorated in a Caribbean style. The development has its own beach, large pool and cabana with honesty bar where you can relax, enjoy your sun downer, and watch spectacular sunsets over the ocean. The Development owners live on site & will be there to ensure that your vacation at the Cays exceeds your expectations. Exuma is a 45minute direct flight from Florida, a 3 hour direct flight from Toronto, and has easy access from Europe. Exact location map shown in photo section.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Persons under 16 must be accompanied by an adult when using pool, kayaks and swimming in sea. Facemasks must be worn when walking around development One family ar a time in swimming pool - first come first served
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Valentino T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:82%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2009
Interaction with guests
We meet guests on arrival, and show the house, explain how things work and offer advise on shopping, trips etc. We are on hand all the time to deal with any problems.
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Reviews (94)
Hannah N
Hannah N
Columbia, MD11 contributions
My husband and I stayed in the Water's Edge house at The Cays this January. The Cays is a small development of houses on the southwest side of Great Exuma. We found the location to be perfect - sort of in the middle of the island so driving to the north side or down to Little Exuma was no problem for us. It's also a short drive from Georgetown, Exuma Market (grocery store), Island Meats (butcher shop) and the government docks (we are scuba divers and the dive boat left from here). The community itself is so well kept and is so beautiful. We didn't utilize it, but there is a gorgeous pool on site, as well as a sandy area right on the water with lounge chairs. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the property manager, Norman, who gave us the lay of the land which was helpful! In the evenings, people gather in the communal area (by the pool, water, etc.) for a drink and/or social time. Being on the west side, the sunsets were incredible! Be sure to pack some bug spray as they can be brutal in the evenings. We met several other home owners while we were there and everyone was just so nice, welcoming and wonderful. We cannot wait to go back to Exuma and stay in The Cays again!
Visited January 2020
Written 6 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joey S
Joey S
1 contribution
I had been recommended to the Cays by friends who had been before. It met all expectations and exceeded them. The owner is more than helpful and accommodating. Quiet and tranquil and all you’d want on vacation. If you want to leave, it’s close many private beaches (why leave?). Also close to local markets and restaurants. The perfect vacation. Hope to return for many years to come. Joey
Visited November 2019
Written 29 November 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

TexasThor
TexasThor
New Braunfels, TX2 contributions
We stayed with Norman in his resort style neighborhood from late December 2017 - January 2018. We really enjoyed our time here. The homes are full sized houses with AC, and everything you need (just bring food, etc). Evenings bring out chiggers / no-see-ums so bring something to keep them away. DEFINITELY rent a car... you will be happy you did. Island time can drive you crazy if you want to explore freely. Our vacation was nice, long, and slow. We drove all over Exuma visiting nearly every beach we could find. We rented a boat one day from Minn’s, took the island adventure tour to see the grotto and pigs, and just relaxed. If you’re into fishing... bone finishing is supposed to be a bucket list experience and Norm can help you with that. Fantastic experience. Thank you.
Visited December 2017
Written 28 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

D Grieve
D Grieve
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
We loved The Cays so much and the compound was charming. The sunset while enjoying a glass of wine at the bar was spectacular. There is so much to explore on the island and coming back to a clean and beautifully furnished villa was a home away from home. We will be back soon !
Visited April 2019
Written 31 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scalywag
Scalywag
Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to hosting you again
Written 1 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hilary
Hilary
Chicago, IL234 contributions
We stayed at Coconut Cottage at the Cays for seven amazing nights in December. It was the perfect place from which to explore Exuma as it’s centrally located in Georgetown and right off Queen’s Highway (an easy to drive two-lane road) which takes you from one end of the island to the other. The photos of the cottage really don’t do it justice. It’s a bright, comfortable, well-equipped home with everything we could have asked for: 3 bed, 3 bath, reasonably stocked kitchen, bbq grill, cable TV, large porch, etc. The Cays development itself is really lovely, private, low key, safe, and beautifully maintained. As others have noted, Norm and Julie, with whom we booked, are a huge asset. They were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and went out of their way to ensure our stay on the island was pleasant. They even put on a terrific fireworks display on New Years Eve to which all guests were warmly invited. We could not have been happier with this vacation rental experience.
Visited December 2018
Written 6 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

industrialtech
industrialtech
Hingham, MA109 contributions
This was our second stay in one year at the Cays with Norman. We were in Water's Edge and we were just as happy this time as we were the last time. The house was comfortable, clean, the grounds are well kept, the pool was very nice and as the title of the house suggests, it's at the water's edge. It's convenient to restaurants and stores. We will be returning in the Spring.
Visited November 2018
Written 2 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scalywag
Scalywag
Thank you so much for your review We look forward to welcoming you back
Written 4 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roe2869
Roe2869
New Jersey71 contributions
We recently just spent a week at "The Cays" VIlla #16.This is our second stay at "the Cays" The home is beautiful and clean. It was perfect for our party of 5. It is updated and nicely furnished. Norman was there to greet us and give us info. We love the privacy and seclusion of "The Cays" The community has a nice pool and beach area with lounge chairs, hammocks, etc. There is also a Gazebo and BBQ you can enjoy. Thank you Norman for another great stay at "The Cays"
Visited June 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scalywag
Scalywag
Thank you so much for your review Roseann, please come and stay with us again
Written 19 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

enn0id
enn0id
Brentwood, NH2 contributions
Settled on Airwood Villa after a long and exhaustive search for the perfect vacation rental and couldn't be happier with my choice! The Cays is a small community on the VERY quiet leeward side of the island. Great central location... Halfway between the airport and Georgetown (about 10min each way)...yet secluded, private and the most relaxing spot we've ever been. The grounds and pool are impeccably maintained, and Norman and Julie are the most gracious hosts you could hope to find. As first time visitors to the island we had many questions and They were always very quick to provide invaluable insight and advice. The house itself was perfect. Plenty of room for us to spread out (6 adults). Great kitchen for gathering while preparing meals. We got some local fish (Norman told us where to go) Charcoal grill (no gas) but no worries... you're on island time! Beds comfy and plenty of hot water to go around. Screened porch was awesome for sitting and relaxing each night while reminiscing about the days events over a glass of wine and watching the magnificent sunsets! Property has a small beach and a few lounge chairs, great for hanging out with a good book. The cabana is a great gathering spot to pull up a chair and listen to Norman's stories over a glass of wine or a beer. Absolutely gourgeous beach 5 mins away with the bluest water I have ever seen and we were the only ones on it all week! You will need a car but Thompson is right at the airport...they are very nice and accommodating. We are a very tall family...they took one look at our 6'4" son and switched us to a larger vehicle so he would be comfortable. Shopping is close. Prime meats, Smitty convienience and liquor store less than 10mins. I would highly recommend a visit to Exuma. The island is safe and the local people we met were so very friendly. If you are looking to be pampered, then The Cays s not for you....open up your pocketbook and go to Sandals! BUT... if you are looking for relaxing place to return to after a day of adventure(pigs, sharks, iguanas, turtles, boating, shopping etc) and don't mind cooking for yourself....then this is the place for you! The Cays is an awesome little oasis. We are already planning our return trip!
Visited March 2018
Written 16 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WaterBuffalo2
WaterBuffalo2
Frederick, MD257 contributions
Our family (my wife and I along with daughter, son-in-law and 8-year old grandson) just finished a week's stay at Waters Edge at The Cays. A perfect visit at a beautiful setting. The pool, cabana bar, kayaks, fishing from the pier, spectacular sunsets, and friendly owners with friendly dogs. Thank you Norman, our stay was special.
Visited March 2018
Written 8 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scalywag
Scalywag
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come back and stay again soon
Written 9 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

terencerpcollier
terencerpcollier
Lexington, KY18 contributions
We have had extended stays in Exuma for several years, but never on this side of the island. Sea Breeze villa #16 did not disappoint us in any way and neither did the property manager, the most interesting and colorful Norman Wells. I am not sure what the future holds for Sea Breeze because it has been taken over by a new owner. The way Norman describes the situation, a really nice villa is going to be given a face-lift and even more TLC. The property was spotlessly clean on our arrival and extremely comfortable. We had absolutely no problems with any of its facilities - the minor ones were taken care of by Norman as soon as they were mentioned. Plenty of linens and towels, good beds and televisions in each room. A rental car is really necessary at any location on Great Exuma, to see the best of the island from its northern tip down to Little Exuma. However, the location of The Cays gives you very quick access to both ends. On the practical side, the best shopping option for food supplies is in George Town, but Smitty's, less than a 10 minute drive, has 95% of what you might need and the pharmacy and liquor store next door are better than anything in town. What makes Exuma and the out islands so attractive, apart from the waters and beaches, is the friendliness of the people. You are welcome wherever you go - from the tiniest local bars and restaurants to the most upscale resorts. It makes me want to go back every time. The Cays and Sea Breeze are the perfect spots to complete a wonderful vacation.
Visited February 2018
Written 3 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scalywag
Scalywag
Thank you for your kind review, we hope that you will stay here again
Written 5 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
4 Miles from Exuma Airport and 4 Miles from Georgetown. The Development is set in a peaceful bay on the Bonefish Flats. Spectacular Sunset are experienced most nights.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas

The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at The Cays, Great Exuma, The Bahamas must last at least 5 nights. See all property details.