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Driveway to the house
'Swept Away'
Deck off the Living Room
Living Room (dog not included)
Kitchen & Island
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Guest Bedroom
Nearby Beach
Sunset
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) just caught
A great day local fishing
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Staniel Cay, Out Islands, Bahamas

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Todd1228
1 review
“Perfect house in a magical place”
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

"Swept Away" was perfect for our family to stay for the week. The views are breathtaking. Every direction you turn is so perfect it's hard to get your brain around what you are seeing! The house is very clean with great A/C and all of the utensils you need. Barry, the owner, greeted us at the airport with his golf cart and couldn't have been more gracious. He showed us around the island and gave us the lay of the land before departing himself. He also checked in later to see how things were going. I can't stress enough what a great value this home is. Rent a boat for the week and enjoy unlimited exploring. Staniel Cay is a special place. We'll be back!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Wow, what a wonderful review! Thanks so much Todd, I am so glad that
you LOVE "Swept Away" as much as I do. It was a pleasure meeting you
when you arrived and I look forward to see you and the family next time.
Warmest regards, Barry
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Burrel F
Winter Haven, Florida
2 reviews
“Great home, great views, central to everything on Staniel Cay”
Reviewed 27 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Beautiful 360 views to the ocean or Bahama Bank. Barry was caring and attentive in preparation and during the week. The local residents were very friendly and helpful. Staniel Cay is great for a peaceful get away, add a boat and there is so much to do around Staniel Cay and the neighboring Islands. We enjoyed our June visit immensely.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am so glad that you
enjoyed staying at "Swept Away" and were able to spend time on Staniel
and the surrounding area. Now you know why we love being there so much! I hope you will come again sometime in the future. Regards, Barry
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lavenderm...
massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great island, great house, great price”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The owner of this home is so lovely and helpful. We had a few travel delays and he was genuinely concerned and so accommodating and helpful. if you haven't been to the Exumas before please know that it could be one of the most beautiful areas in the Carribean. And quite remote. So easy to relax. Having the golf cart was such a bonus- it really helped with navigating around the island. We rented a boat from the owners friend Berkie- which is a MUST! We spent our days exploring the water, stopping at beautiful deserted sand bars and snorkeling at various beaches. We packed provisions and spent each day on the water. We'd then go to the yacht club for drinks and appetizers before heading home to make dinner, relax and gaze at the stars. Our teenage girls loved that the house had wifi and a library of great movies at their disposal. I loved how well equipped the kitchen was and how comfortable the house was as a whole. Great rental.. And fantastic value- especially with golf cart!

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Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It is so nice to hear when someone enjoys our wonderful island home aptly named, "Swept Away" on Staniel Cay, Exuma. As you so beautifully said, the the house is so well equipped, and the Central Exuma Cays, our area of The Bahamas is so great for exploring comfortably in a small boat. Thanks again, and we would LOVE to have you come back anytime in the future.
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Donna W
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful,comfortable home with knowledgeable and gracious owners who will bend over backwards to make your stay enjoya”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed in this secluded home for a week and were fortunate enough to meet the owners
Barry and Suzanne who are very knowledgeable about the island. They had good suggestions for where to go and what to do on the island and the surrounding islands. The house was beautifully decorated and comfortable. The views from the porch were breathtaking. It is easy to explore the whole island with the complementary golf cart.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Singleyog...
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bright, Cheery Home”
Reviewed 2 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
2
people found this review helpful

My boyfriend and I had the good fortune to stay at this lovely round home through the holidays and were VERY happy. The views are spectacular and the dwelling is located on the south end of the island which is more scenic and quiet. We had the use of a golf cart (included in the rental) and were able to zip a short ways into town for the holiday festivities and even pick up a few groceries at the small island stores. The home is clean and chock full of every amenity you'd need for a week in paradise. We definitely plan to rent this home again.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Allen L
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous island, wonderful accommodation, great vacation!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We wanted to write and say what a wonderful time we had at Swept Away. My wife and I spent a week there in May of 2014, and we were so glad we made the decision to stay. From the moment we arrived Barry and his helpers made our visit wonderful, he is a very gracious host. We were met at the airport with a golf cart, zipped off to the house, and from the moment we stepped into Swept Away we knew we would love it.
The house is very clean, well-appointed and extremely comfortable. You have a 360 view of Staniel Cay including wonderful views of the deep blue Atlantic to the east, and the turquoise Carribean to the west. And listen carefully, what do you hear? The wind, the ocean, birds… and nothing else. In the evening there is a star filled sky, milky way, and the sound of crickets (yes, they have crickets in the Caribbean). Throw open a couple of the many sliding doors or large picture windows and let the Caribbean breeze blow through the house. Catch the sent flowering bushes that surround the house. Dim the lights and open a bottle of wine. Recline in a comfortable chair and feel the stresses and burdens of life lift off you and drift away in the breeze.
If you are looking for a Bahamas experience that offers some wonderful solitude and comfort, then Swept away is a perfect fit. You can always jump into the golf cart and zip across the island to the yacht club (5 min away) for the drinks and music. But when you’re done with Jimmy Buffet and the frosty drinks, you get to go home to Swept Away. And you’ll be so very glad that you made the decision to stay there too.

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Liked best: The comfort and solitude of this location
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Kitty J
Portland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully kept island house with 360 degree views and great location!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

"Swept Away" is beautiful, just the right size, and very well equipped. We loved all of the views, the fact there is always a breeze, and it's a great location It was the perfect house for our vacation on Staniel Cay. It is very clean and clearly well looked after. The temperature outside was in the 80s , and we never turned the AC on, because the ceiling fans in every room were so effective. The kitchen is beautiful and very well equipped, including a dishwasher! The living room is bright and airy with sliding glass doors, and windows all around. Internet and Sat TV were easy to use (not that we had time for that). The two bedrooms and two baths worked out well for our group which consisted of two couples, each with private decks and gorgeous views. The location is great in that it is quiet yet everything is still close. Barry was very helpful, and another big bonus is the golf cart that comes with the house.

But...the best part is the views from the wrap around second Floor porch which allows sunrise views in the morning and sunset views in the evening.

Cant wait to go back!

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Liked best: There is so much too like, the views and breezes that the house has are incredible!
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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