There are two airports on the island. Stella Maris (SML) to the north and Deadman's Cay (LGI) to the south. There are two commercial carriers with scheduled flights into Long Island daily. Bahamasair (242-702-4140) flies into Deadman's Cay, and Southern Air (242-377-2017) flies into both Stella Maris and Deadman's Cay twice a day. By sea: Bahamas Ferries (242-323-2166) sails into Simms dock weekly. Flying in private you can clear customs at Stella Maris (SML). And if you're swimming in on your rubber ducky pool floaty, just keep kicking til you see a "long" strip of land. We'll have a Kalik waiting for you.
Where on Long Island is Serenity located?
We are conveniently located in Thompson Bay. Nearly the middle (north/south) of the island, relatively close to most Long Island amenities, and making any excursion in either direction quite unarduous
Does "off grid" mean there is no power or lights?
No. We generate electricity with solar panels to run the refrigerator and lights. However it can be a finite resource, especially on rainy or cloudy days. . . This really is a great place to take a break from the unrelenting bombardment of hyperbolic stress inducing digital vomitus that merely serves to sabotage our inherent "Joie de vivre". That said, there are those that simply refuse to flush the noise. . . Serenity is probably not appropriate for those kind of people.
Is there air conditioning?
No. We really encourage an open air living experience here. There is almost always a perfect sea breeze. So, we simply open the doors and use the natural Bahamian breeze to condition the air.
Is there Internet/WiFi available?
Yes. In the unlikely event that the overwhelming awesomeness of this place somehow invokes periodic digital withdrawal symptoms, internet access is standing by. And of course there is cell reception all over the island.
Will I be able to charge my phone and/or devices?
Yes, there is a standard (US) AC receptacle, 12v power socket and a USB port to charge devices.
Is there hot water?
Yes. Water is heated by the sun. On cloudy days the water may only get luke warm. On sunny days the water could be scalding hot. It cools off overnight so mornings are typically cooler. The water is never "cold". The outdoor shower is not heated and is by far the preferred besmirchment removal apparatus.
Is the water safe to drink?
Our main water supply is treated, clean and safe to use for everything, and we have bottled water as well.
Is there a restaurant and grocery market nearby?
Yes. We are centrally located on the island and just minutes to the food store, liquor store, petrol, and several "al fresco" eateries.
Are linens and towels provided?
Yes, all of the customary sleeping and cleansing facility accoutrements are present. If you desire anything more, please ask and we will do our best to accomodate you.
Is the cottage cleaned daily?
No, it is cleaned before your arrival and after your departure.
When is Check in and Check out?
Check-in: after 3pm Check-out: by 11am
Can I pay with cash?
Absolutely, however deposits may require other payment methods. Contact us for details.
Do you allow pets.?
No. The property is for adults only. Sorry, no kids, no pets.
Is the accomodation private? Can I be topless or nude?
Yes, it's very private and secluded. Be advised that "public" nudity is not ok in The Bahamas. However you are free to wear or "unwear" anything you like anywhere on the property and the beach is quite secluded and typically vacant for miles.
Are you available if we have an issue or problem with the home or property?
Yes. We are just a phone call away, otherwise we will never disturb your privacy.
* Covid-19 *
We are a very secluded property with virtually no person-to-person contact. Serenity has always been extremely clean and we are obviously particularly so now. Between each stay, we are taking extra precautions to mitigate the spread of any potential coronavirus by utilizing cleaning products and procedures in line with Centers For Disease Control cleaning and disinfecting guidelines. In addition, we are currently requiring at least 48 hours between guests, so please consider this when scheduling your stay. We've had zero cases here on Long Island and we will strive to keep it that way.