Galloway beach house 3 br, 2 ba on private… – vrbo gas nozzle stuck in car


If you are coming to Long Island, you are probably wanting to experience the REAL BAHAMAS. Why stay in a hotel with loads of other people when you can live on a private beach and have total peace and quiet! (See video of beach in Overview) This is where you want to go when you truly want to ‘get away from it all’. This is a Private Home on 5 beautifully landscaped acres ,with its own private beach and cabana. Most Long Islanders consider Galloway Beach to be ‘the Prettiest Beach’ on Long Island. We are on the lee side of the island (gulf side) so the water is a clear turquoise blue and very calm. The sand is soft and snow white. This water is perfect for children. It is literally like a huge swimming pool. There is some snorkeling just off the beach at small coral head. More dramatic snorkeling on the easily accessible Atlantic side.

*NOTE…Google map shows the house in Clarencetown since we do not have an ‘address’. Clarencetown is on the Atlantic side of the island, our house is on the opposite side (Gulf side) of the island, about 3 miles away. See photos of map to locate exact location of house.

Bone fishing is accessible close by. The house is located next to the old Diamond Crystal Salt Works. There are lots of shallow ‘flats’ that you can walk to to bone fish. Bone fish, barracuda, tarpon are some of the fish you will encounter. You can walk or drive to lots of isolated water. (See Ron’s review for info on lures he used ….very informative,…we don’t fish so that might be helpful info)

Enjoy your morning coffee on the patio, while viewing the tranquil sea. Watch osprey and flamingos fly overhead while mockingbirds sing. There are no ‘neighbors’ 10 acres north or south of the house so you are insured a lot of privacy. We are 5 miles from the main road so there is no traffic noise. There are only about 8 houses total on Galloway beach (each on huge lots)

Our house is spacious and comfortable. House features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open living room/dining room, full kitchen with additional conversation area, covered patio with view to the sea. AC and also ceiling fans in all all rooms. Gas bbq grill, patio table and chairs and loungers on patio. There is also an outdoor shower for rinsing off sand after a day on the beach. Private cabana on the beach with furniture.

All bedrooms have ceiling fans. In the winter and spring months, the breezes keep air conditioning unnecessary. Sleep with the screened windows open and awake to birds singing. In the hotter, summer months, air conditioning keeps the house very comfortable. The water is warm in the winter months and very warm in the summer months.

We are located appr. 5 miles from Clarencetown. In Clarencetown, you will find a small grocery store, and several restaurants. WiFi is available at Winter Haven Restaurant and also at Flying Fish Marina. This is the capital of Long Island and location of the Marina. There is a gas station there and also this is where the mail boat comes in with supplies. You can find fresh fruits and vegetables at the packing house located next to the harbor.

In Deadman’s Cay, location of the airport, appr 17 miles, you will find fully stocked grocery stores, liquor stores, laundry service (just drop off and pick up the next day!), restaurants. Max Conch Bar is a must…serving the world famous Conch Salad. WiFi is available at the Conch Bar. There are small gift shops.

Bone fishing, scuba diving, kayaking and lots of other water sports and activities are available on the island. Other spots not to miss are Dean’s Blue Hole, the worlds deepest blue hole, BonnaCorde lagoon beach, (great fun for young snorklers), and in the north, Columbus Point Monument with breathtaking cliff views of the sea. There are also caves to explore, plantation ruins, local museum, and lots of unspoiled beaches to walk.

Galloway Beach House was exactly as described on the web site, but even better. We were 4 adults and found the cottage to be spacious, clean, and very well equipped. The owner was very friendly and responded quickly to all of our planning questions. The local caretakers were available, so picking up the keys was easy, but we never needed them because everything worked perfectly at the cottage. The kitchen had everything we needed in the way of utensils and pots, very well stocked for a rental. The cottage is set well back from the road, totally private. We never used the AC because breezes blew through the cottage every day.

The turquoise color of the cottage exactly matched the water behind it. The beach was beautiful, and you can walk a very long way to the north, seeing only a few houses. We rented kayaks from Unique Wheels (where we rented a car also) and spent hours paddling around the salt flats right across the road from the cottage. We caught fish in the salt flats, too, then returned to take a refreshing dip in the sea right behind the cottage. The gazebo was the perfect spot for reading, and at night we watched the full moon from there.

My three generation family of five, including two children under 5 stayed at the Galloway beach house for three weeks in February. I can’t think of a thing that would have made our stay more enjoyable. The house is well represented by the pictures on the listing and the map. The house offers the ultimate privacy, but is less than 15 minutes from the Clarence Town marina and a couple of restaurants.

The house is well laid out on one floor with spacious bedrooms, living area and kitchen. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were plenty of beach towels. The huge shaded patio served as a second living room, with chairs and table – perfect for playing, eating outside, and managing wet clothes and sandy feet.

The beachfront cabana provided much welcome shade and a place for chairs and small table off of the sand, so we spent long stretches of time out at the beach. The water is glorious, breathtaking, clear Caribbean blue and I couldn’t get enough of it. The water was usually calm enough for the children and we brought inflatable floats from home which provided hours of relaxing water time. We ended most days with happy hour and sunsets at the cabana.

The beach in front of the house is a stretch of fine white sand dotted with rocks. The shoreline beyond the house offers alternating sections of sand and rocky ledges adding great interest to this location. We walked often in both directions along the shore many times. It was blast to use our floats to let the tide carry us out to the sea at the nearby inlet. Another don’t miss spot is the larger cut a bit further south – sand bars at low tide, and a way to the inland channels that lead all the way back to the house by kayak. Be sure to explore if you are lucky enough to stay here.

I came to love the last mile of unpaved road to get to the house, no internet, and hanging my clothes outside to dry. A stay here will give you a true relaxing experience in a gorgeous natural setting. Patty was a delight to communicate with in every way. I highly recommend this house. Five Stars.