3 Bedroom/2 Bath 6-8 Sleeps Rental, Walk Just A Few Steps To The Perfect Beach
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - very protected watersvery protected waters
Pets allowed - Additional deposit may applyAdditional deposit may apply
Smoking allowed - outside onlyoutside only
Max guests: 10
Wunderful and calm
The wonderful house is perfect for families and small groups up to 6 people. The kitchen is good and the beds are comfortable.
We stay there in thf beginning of the worldwide Corona crisis. The landlords and the local caretaker supported us friendly and helpful. This was great and the cherry on top.
We will miss the house and the breezy beach.
Beautiful house and cove
This is an amazing house and location, and we had a wonderful time. We swam every day in the cove right in front of the house and did some local hikes and explored other parts of the island. Hosts and manager were great in every way. We highly recommend this beautiful house!
Low key, relaxing break.
Our stay was perfect for what we were looking for—it was a remote location providing stress free time with our family. Most of our meals were cooked on site, with days of sightseeing and exploring with our children. Very low key, relaxing, and rejuvenating. The kids loved exploring the beaches, snorkeling—we loved that they could just be boys!
A beautiful place - but too hot in the summer.
Our extended family spend a week at this property in August. First let's start with the positives. The owner was very receptive to our needs and was very upfront and honest about everything. She extended herself as much as possible. The caretaker is also a wonderful person and was responsive to all our needs. The property was very private as there are only 5-6 homes at Wilk Cay. The view of the beach was gorgeous. The wrap around deck and lounge chairs make for great relaxing outside.You are close enough to the beach to hear the roaring ocean. There is great snorkelling about 50 feet off of the beach. The beach was very sandy and the entrance had very few rocks. We were the only people on the beach the entire week. Wilk Cay is positioned well in Long Island, and you can drive to all parts of the island from there. The stores in nearby Salt Pond are well stocked. On the other hand, even though the caretaker did rake the beach from seaweed before we came, it returns quickly, and after a few days, you have to contend with it. Even though there is quite a bit of protective reef at the perimeter of the cay as it meets the Atlantic, the water was quite choppy, which made snorkelling difficult. The real issue for August visits is the heat, as the home has no A/C, and the owner did not conceal those facts. The owner said that the house had ceiling fans and we were at a windy side of the island. All true, and if you keep the doors and windows open, the kitchen and living room are livable. However, even with the windows open, the bedrooms were very hot. We had a portable fan in one bedroom, which made it livable - but the other bedrooms were just too hot. We also had to contend with trying to catch mice that had entered the home on the first night. We also had to deal with an attack of flies (not no see ums) on one of the nights, which required us to shut the windows, which only made it hotter. I found the layout of the home to be too small, with very narrow stairwells and hallways from room to room. But if you are looking for a home with A/C and larger rooms, you will have to pay twice as much. So I guess we got what we paid for.
Very sorry our house didn't work out better for you. Like I said we have never been there in summer. I think we will not rent for August again.
Sea weed has been an extra big problem thoughout the Caribbean this year I have read, supposedly due to a big bloom off the coast of Brasil.
The mice are a new problem that we will deal with and get rid of. Obviously the house was too small for your party of 10. Our ad says 6-8 not 10 and we will never rent to such a big party again.
as a note to other hosts;
we warned this guest, before he reserved the house, that there was no air conditioning and told him that if that was important to him he should probably rent a different house. we've rented to others in the summer and there hasn't been a problem before. we normally have trade winds in the summer, but i guess they failed while he was there. he had a large party and we let him have an extra bedroom, that we normally don't make available, at no additional cost. after his review we tried to make it right, but he wasn't interested and gave us a bad review.
Beautiful one of a kind house
The house was truly a work of art. Very beautifully decorated. The woodwork was just outstanding and truly a one of a kind creation. Lots of outlets, looked like an engineer wired the house. The road is very long, about 2 miles, and you need a car with slightly more than normal ground clearance, but certainly no problem. Bottled water cooler was a nice touch. Had a few problems with internet, but as an IT guy, we worked around them. Let the kids (3 & 10) play at the waters edge without worry. Water was very calm. The four of us didn't even use the downstairs bedroom, better to be upstairs. The house could use a kid type room with bunk beds or something, but our two slept in the same room. Not sure that works one they get a bit older. We had excellent breezes this time of year, but we probably would want a house with AC in November or past March when it can get stuffy at night, at least in parent room.
The TV didn't work at all during our stay, until the last night, when I figured out the USB hard drive cable was bad.
We loved the house, and the location. We didn't come to watch TV so that part didn't matter. We would definitely rent again during the cooler months. Nothing is a pretty as this house, and shows that the owners really worked to make it something special.
For friendly locals, visit Max's Conch Bar, Stella Maris resort for a drink and a dip in their ocean rock pool and Deans Blue Hole.
Mary Dallett-geoffrey hoots
About Mary Dallett-geoffrey hoots
we are carpenters from vermont and bought the land i 2008 with 2 of our children. they live far away in california and we built the house to have a place to visit together in the winter. all of the interior wood and cabinets come from our land in vermont. we started in '09 and finished in the spring of '13
Mary Dallett-geoffrey hoots purchased this House in 2008
Why Mary Dallett-geoffrey hoots chose Salt Pond
you won't find anything nicer.
What makes this House unique
Our insanely gorgeous cove is protected by a reef across the opening with a rocky outcropping on one side and Wilk Cay on the other. It's like a 3 acre private ocean swimming pool with the clear tourquoise water of the Bahamas.The sandy beach has a gradual dropoff with no current and small waves (good for kids) that goes to 12 feet at the reef.