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Affordable Paradise!! At Minns Cottages Close To Downtown No Car Needed

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Specius Cottage With Incredible Water Views

The Minns Cottage is conveniently located right next to George Town. You are less than a 10 minute walk to the food stores,

The Cottages are located across from the beach and they are fully equipped with TV, Internet, outdoor BBQ There are many activities within walking distance restaurants, straw market, water taxi, government offices, library, schools and much more.ALL COTTAGES HAVE ENCLOSED SCREENED PATIOS (FREE WIFI INCLUDED)

Approximately 15 minutes east of the International Airport (GGT), the cottages are situated in a beautiful grassy lawn, fenced with a stone wall around the property, overlooking the picturesque Elizabeth Harbour and Stocking Island.


There are many direct flights from Toronto 3 hours, Miami 1 hour,Fort Lauderdale 1 hour also you can fly in to Nassau and and get there in 35 minutes and enjoy the care free living in this Island gem called Exuma

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Kokkinos
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, greek
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Michael Kokkinos

This Property has been in the Minns Family from 1895 when Robert Minns acquire the property and was given to his son Nigel Minns and now his children are managing the estate the Estate is Approximately 220 Acres and runs from shore to shore on the Island.


Michael Kokkinos purchased this cottage in 1895

Why Michael Kokkinos chose George Town

This Cottages are very close to downtown, restaurants and the beach all is within a walking distance. All the Cottages are fully with 1 minute walk to the Beach. They are quite specious with full kitchens large living room and bedroom and on site laundry facility. Shopping, Boat Rentals near by and a very relaxing and friendly family atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

You are very close to downtown no rental car needed

Minns water sports you can rent a boat for half or full day and it is only 6-7 minutes walk also there is the fish fry area with many small native restaurants and exuma markets for all your daily food needs

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Our 5-day stay at Minns' Cottages was fantastic! The location allowed full use of all of George Town's resources on foot, yet, at the same time, we felt secluded and restful in the quaint cottages and their lush sub-tropical surroundings.

"Mr. Godfrey Minns from the start was gracious, accommodating, and quite helpful. His advice on places to go and what to see helped us have the experience we were hoping for and much, much more.

"Our itinerary:

- Day 1: Arrive mid-day, check out George Town, go to bed early.

- Day 2: Rent mopeds 1/2 day, see east end of island and Little Exuma.

- Day 3: Mopeds to west side of island (1/2 day), ferry to Stocking Island.

-Day 4: Rent boat at Minns' Water Sports, snorkeled all day.

- Day 5: Relax, snorkel with guide from Peace & Plenty

"Note: (1) we cooked our own meals 3 times. Allow at least same to sample all local food.

(2) We only rented scooters for 24 hours and felt satisfied."

Signed: Darren and Montse (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in George Town, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • A full Bathroom with a bath tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Master Bedroom a very comfortable King size Bed with a large closet and chest of draws with a large mirror and side tables
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Loved Minns Cottages!

  • 5 of 5

They were so cute and in the perfect location. The cottage had everything we needed to get us started on our stay. Loved the decor and colors. Short walk to Georgetown and great proximity to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, Florida U.S.A.

Comfortable with convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 wonderful weeks at Minns Cottages. We stayed in the "Plumbago" cottage which is at the back of the property. If you are a person who likes 4 star resort type accommodations, this is not the place for you. However, if you enjoy staying in a small simple island style cottage, this is the perfect spot! It has one bedroom and is set up for a couple. The best thing about this cottage is it's screen porch with two Adirondack chairs, tables and a couple nice padded benches to lounge on. From here you have a partial view of Elizabeth Harbor and enjoy the breezes coming off the water. We really enjoyed all the original island artwork in the cottage and it's comfortable furniture for lounging about. The laundry for the 3 other cottages on the property is located at the back of "Plumbago" so it's very accessible.

Minns Cottages is within a 10 - 15 minute walk to anything in town: grocery store, restaurants, gift shops, straw market, water taxis over to Stocking Island etc. The walk is along a narrow shoulder with no sidewalks on a busy road but good views of the harbor as you walk along. There is a nice beach right across the road from the cottages with shallow waters. Out from the point there is a nice small shallow reef (Student Reef) with a buoy marking it. You can easily snorkel out there from the far end of the beach.

Esther Butler the property manager is an exceptional person. She is very organized and friendly. She is most helpful and an excellent source of local knowledge.

  • Review Submitted: 30/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage in great location!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in one of the Ixora cottages and thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The apartment has everything you need for cooking and just relaxing on the porch and reading a good book. Something I spent a lot of time doing.

There is a small beach just across the road from the cottages. It is wonderful and we were always there on our own.

Esther and Travis were wonderful to us when we arrived and throughout our stay. I couldn't have asked for more from them.

The location is great with a short walk into town where there are shops and restaurants with everything you need. The people of Exuma are absolutely wonderful and I'll be back again. Hopefully next time with more people to rent the adjoining cottage.

I felt so safe and loved my vacation in Exuma.

I'd recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. Only thing I can say negative is the kitchen sink water pressure isn't great but if you use the handheld sprayer instead of the tap it works just fine! My boyfriend didn't like the bed. I had no issues but I think he likes a firmer mattress.

Thanks Esther for all your help!


  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Clean and Comfy in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Minn's Cottages are a perfect location on Great Exuma. We stayed in the Ixora east cottage, which was very clean, roomy, and had all of the required amenities, and then some. The cottage is sufficiently private, and has a large screened in patio facing Elizabeth Harbor which provides for spectacular views all day long. So clean, fresh and comfortable, felt like home. Georgetown is a hop-and-a-skip to numerous restaurants, bars and markets where one can pick up all kinds of provisions required for a comfortable stay. The property manager, Esther, with whom we were in frequent contact, from our early planning stages to our departure, was top notch in taking care of us. She was always readily available and truly a pleasure to chat with. The cottages are also a short and pleasant walking distance to beautiful beaches and Fish Fry eateries. We can't say enough about the locals. Always friendly, smiling, and chockful of interesting stories. Renting a runabout boat from Minn's Water Sports is very, very highly recommended. There’s no better way to explore some of the most beautiful secluded beaches in Elizabeth Harbor, experiencing the blinding emerald blue waters, snorkeling thru numerous coral reefs and hanging out at Chatχll’s on Stocking Island. We highly recommend Minns cottages, and want to thank you, Esther, for enhancing our stay and ensuring our comfort. We will be back, but this time with family members & friends in tow... M&M, Dundas, Ontario

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Jersey

blissful paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a week at this perfect couples hideaway. first time on the Island and cant wait to come Back. we've been to many Islands, thou none as friendly as this. the cottage is perfect for a couple. the main living area is open concept with high ceilings. Nice size bathroom and the bed was super comfy. lots of towels and sheets. my favorite was the screen porch. different comfortable chairs to sit and watch the waves roll right in front of you. did i mention the color of the water?? outstanding!!Thank you Esther and Travis who were so helpful and friendly. even before arriving Esther filled me in on restaurants, beaches and tours to keep us busy. we always felt safe and enjoyed going to the fishfry, driving to Little Exuma where we went to Tropic of Cancer beach, ate at Santana's and Mom's bakery. Had a drink at Wayside liquors. cant beat the price of this home. we carefully compared prices and locations. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime!

  • Review Submitted: 17/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting you & we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottages & your time in beautiful Exuma. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Esther Butler Property Manager for Minns Cottages Restoration Exuma Exuma, Bahamas
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New Jersey

Tranquil paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time on the Island. The house is just perfect for two. So nice having your own space compared to a hotel. Very comfortable and a general good feeling. The screen porch was used every night. Very close to the market, fish fry and anything else you may need. It was nice to BBQ at home a couple of times. when they say you may only see two other people on the beach, they actually meant it. Thank you to Esther and Travis. They we're amazing from start to finish. Emails before we arrived. What to expect, places to check out. Courteous friendly people. Tropic of Cancer Beach and Santana's beach restaurant is a must. The30-40 drive is well worth it. I would recommend renting a car. Thank you again!! XO

  • Review Submitted: 06/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
GGT Exuma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Augusta Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Peace and Plenty
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Across the Street
Car: not necessary

You are very close to downtown no rental car needed.

The cottages are located in a private estate and the beach is just 50 feet away.

Minns water sports you can rent a boat for half or full day and it is only 6-7 minutes walk also there is the fish fry area with many small native restaurants and exuma markets for all your daily food needs


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in George Town, Bahamas

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

There is no VAT or resort Charges
Deposit is refundable 30 days before arrival.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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