LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
At Calypso, if you were any closer to the ocean, your feet would be wet! With fabulous dune-top views, a pristine sandy beach, great swimming/snorkeling, and a prime central location close to town, Calypso is a ideal combination of accomodations, amenties, and location.
RUBBING ELBOWS NOT ALLOWED!
Calypso was designed from scratch for multiple families or large groups, with plenty of room to spread out and an open floor plan. No guest ever feels crowded with the large decks, generous common areas, and widely separated bedrooms. Partiers and sleepers can co-exist, and parents can rest easy knowing their children are safe and having fun without being underfoot. Whether you prefer quiet or a circus, there are many choices of how and where to spend your time – without leaving the house!
FORMAL AND STUFFY - NOT!
Calypso is kick-off-your shoes casual and invites you to relax and have fun. Comfort rules. With a warm island motif, whimsical art that makes you smile, and comfortable furnishings, all your worries will soon be forgotten. A little sand on your feet – no problem - Calypso can handle it!
LET THE SUN SHINE AND THE BREEZES BLOW WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE TO GO!
Sunny or shady, breezy or calm, everyone can find a place to call their own. Sun worshippers love the steamer chairs on the ocean deck, which runs the entire width of the house. Also on the ocean side is a large shaded gazebo for those of fairer skin. A spacious landside screened porch and deck are perfect for enjoying fresh air when the breeze is a bit strong off the ocean, offering pleasant views of the yard’s palm trees and tropical vegetation. And those of a culinary persuasion need not feel left out as the kitchen area features awning style windows that open onto the porch. Whether flipping a burger on the deck’s gas grill, enjoying the vivid sunset sky in a porch rocker, or preparing an island feast in the well equipped kitchen, you will enjoy innumerable amenities that insure your stay is fun and memorable.
NO MORE “WHO GETS THE NICE BEDROOM?” DILEMMAS !
All 6 bedrooms are nice, spacious, and airy with lots of windows and great views. Dressers, wardrobes, and built-in closets provide plenty of storage and places to put your things. Every bedroom has its own private bathroom with shower and two sinks. Don’t settle for a bed in a closet that is labeled a bedroom!
TO TV OR NOT TO TV, OR DO THE GAME ROOM?
Yes there is a TV, and only one, and it’s a good one -in a private room, upstairs and away from all the activity. Perfect for an evening movie, or watching that 'can't miss' ballgame. Some guests have even been known to read a book in this cozy “away room”.
Rather get loud and rowdy, but don’t want to disturb others? Try the game room on the ground floor with its ping pong, foosball, and pool tables. A second refrigerator is perfect for keeping selected beverages handy.
NO POWER, WHAT DO WE DO?
Power outages happen in the Bahamas, especially in the summer when it’s hot and humid with no breeze and electrical demand is at its peak. There is no flushing of toilets, no showers, no relief from the heat (Ceiling fans need power too!), and food spoils. Power outages usually don’t last long, but YOU DON’T KNOW, and you have NO CONTROL! Who wants to lose a single vacation minute with these worries? Power outages are a non-event for guests of Calypso. The professionally maintained generator starts/stops automatically and provides all the power needed, even for AC.
WATER FROM ROOFS? BIRDS, PLEASE STAY AWAY!
While rain water collected from roofs and stored in cisterns is normal for most island houses, all Calypso water comes from a well and is purified by a reverse osmosis system with a 7,000 gallon reservoir. NO water is collected from the roof, so guests enjoy the cleanest water possible. The RO unit is professionally and scrupulously maintained, and completely automated.
AN OCEANFRONT HOUSE WITH A BOAT SLIP?
Guests are assured of a convenient and protected place to keep their boat at an assigned slip in Nigh Creek, between the house and town, a very short distance (2 minute cart ride) away. Additional slips are available. (Oceanfront rental houses with docks/boat slips are very rare on Elbow Cay, and finding an available spot at the public docks can be a real challenge.)
PLEASE DON’T TAKE ME OFF THE GRID!
Some folks are happy to disappear from family, friends, and work while on vacation. That’s fine, but others may want to stay connected. (And there is always that “off/on” switch.) Calypso gives you the choice with a very reliable broadband internet connection and in-house wireless network. FREE! So don’t be embarrassed - surf the internet, immerse yourself in emails, and Skype those calls if YOU want. At a lower level of communications sophistication, Calypso also has a telephone and VHF radio for local calls.
WHO’S IN CHARGE?
Calypso has very active owners that check email regularly, respond quickly, and are always ready to assist. Do not underestimate the value of this level of attention! No one else has a more vested interest in your visit being trouble free and enjoyable. The owners are happy to communicate directly with guests. All guest will eventually work with Calypso's rental agency, Elbow Cay Properties, to confirm reservations, collect information on your party, and coordinate your arrival with the caretaker. This rental agency is very experienced, very professional, and is an important on-island contact. Once you have made a reservation, they become your primary contact until you are actually in the Bahamas and meet with the caretaker. His responsibility is to keep the house in good order and ready for your arrival, to assist in getting to/from the ferry and the house, familiarize you with the house, and to help you with any concerns that need direct assistance. Of course, the owner is always glad to remotely assist.
- Six generous bedrooms, six bathrooms
- Two master bedrooms upstairs equipped with king beds and double sink bathrooms
- Two oceanfront king bedrooms downstairs, each with double sink bathrooms
- Two rooms with two twin beds downstairs,e ach with double sink bathrooms
- Sleeps 12 comfortably (no lofts or converted closets!)
- 5,000 sq. ft. - lots of room to spread out, easily handles a full house
- Breathtaking ocean views with safe, clean sandy beach
- Very private yard with lush native vegetation
- Close to Hope Town - 10-15 minute walk, 3 minute cart ride
- Reserved dock slip on Nigh Creek, 2 minutes away by cart
- Very well-equipped kitchen with DW, MW, coffee maker, blender, ice maker
- Screened-in porch with rocking chairs and dining table
- Two washers and dryers
- Extensive ocean decks with steamer chairs, gazebo/dining table
- Outdoor private hot/cold shower
- Downstairs game room with pool, ping pong, and foosball tables
- Upstairs away room with 42” LCD satellite HDTV with DVD/VCR player
- Central AC
- Pure, clean water with built-in water maker (no water collected from the roof)
- A serious gas grill on a dedicated deck overlooking the yard
- Local telephone and VHF radio
- Music system with Bose speakers, CD player and XM satellite radio
- Wireless internet (free)
- Whole-house automatic generator