SAINT FRANCIS AQUA VILLAS --Coming soon!

 

             From $575* All Inclusive rate per night per House Boat -accommodates 2-4 !

        * excluding generator fuel consumption and 12% VAT

      * 5 night minimum stay required at mooring or 2 night   minimum stay required at a dockside slip.

 

Our 10'x35' Aqua Villa Catamaran Cruiser is a  wonderful choice for the first-time houseboat renter. Though simple and streamlined, it still packs a lot of amenities into a 21’ cabin. You’ll get a 58” galley with full-sized fridge and bathroom with room to maneuver. Don’t forget, the 300 square feet of outside deck space for entertaining or relaxing. Watching the sunset over the water may just be your new favorite way to wrap up the day.   

https://www.catamarancruiser.com/catamaran-cruiser-10x35

Specs

35-foot Catamaran Cruiser

Sleeps 2-4

Bow & Stern decks

Full Rooftop deck 

Lounge chairs

Double Bed and pull out sofa bed with all linens

Galley with large fridge, two-burner electric stove, microwave, sink, dishes and cutlery.

Large, comfortable bathroom with toilet, separate shower & sink

Linens & towels provided

60hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard

110 gallon water tank

45 gallon fuel tank

12 ft Electric dinghy/skiff

Renting a houseboat in the Exumas is a different way to go . . . it's not a hotel, it's not just a boat charter, it's everything! Have all the comforts of home while exploring and relaxing. Turtles swimming by, gentle waves lapping, the sun warm and nothing to do but enjoy.

 

Our 35-foot Catamaran Cruiser is perfect for two, but can sleep up to four. Galley kitchen has a fridge, two-burner electric stove, microwave, sink and all dishes/cutlery. Comfortable double bed with all microfiber linens keep you cooled off while sleeping. Complete bathroom with big shower. Relax on the comfortable couch in the living area that converts to a double bed for more room. Dining seats 4.

 Generator hours

Onboard equipment will record how many hours you run your generator during your stay and you will be charged a nominal rate per hour at the end of your stay  – payable at your end of your vacation. This cost covers the fuel you use to power the boat's generator and onboard systems (such as air conditioning), as well as wear & tear. The ‘hourly rate’ is $8 and depends on market rates of fuel and is subject to change.

  The Aqua Villa is really the sweet spot where affordability meets practicality. 


view from St Francis restaurant terraceaerial view of St Francis Resort & Marina

How does this all work?

Upon check-in, Saint Francis Aqua Villas will help you get all your luggage onboard and stowed away. There will be an orientation covering houseboat operation, your electric driven skiff, boundaries and charts, weather, fueling, extra provisioning and general questions.

 

Rate Plan options

Dockside Option-$575* per day per Aqua Villa includes accommodations for two and all inclusive,breakfast, lunch and dinner served at The Saint Francis Resort Pub & Grill.

Your Aqua Villa remains tied to our scenic dock, plugged in to power, no need for a dinghy or running the generator. 2 night minimum!

Mooring Option--$675* per day per Aqua Villa includes accommodations for two,all inclusive, breakfast, lunch and dinner served at The Saint Francis Resort Pub & Grill. 5 night minimum!

Your Aqua Villa is tied to one of our mooring balls in a protected cove with awesome vistas.

Your Aqua Villa is tied to a preferred mooring close to the famous Chat 'n Chill Beach Club. We provide you with an electric skiff to get you to and from the house boat.

* price per day does not include fuel costs calculated per hour used by generator. Charge is $8 per hour.

 

 

Can we drive the houseboat?

We are sorry but due to very shallow waters, unexpected winds, squalls and dangerous reefs, we are not in the position to permit piloting the house boat.

Where can we take the electric skiff?

On arrival, you will be given a complete orientation of where you may take the skiff in order to avoid unsafe conditions for you and your crew.The skiff may not be used to make trips to Georgetown.

 

How many can go?

The houseboat is set up for maximum comfort for four.  There are two beds - one double bed and a fold out double futon in the living area for the kids.

 

What is the rental period?

The entire rental period is from 3.00pm on the first day to 11am on the last day.Check-out time is 11am on the day of departure. We want you to have enough time to get all your provisions onboard,

 

Can I get provisions nearby?

Absolutely! There is a resort general store on site for snacks, ice, sodas, water, sunscreen

 

Can we plug things in?

You can charge basic items such as a cell phones but for longer charging needs you, you'll have to bring your own.  We do not have the battery power for CPAP machines, underwater lights, fans, etc.  If you plan on bringing something that must run for a length of time, you must bring your own battery power to run it.  

 

What do we have to keep our food and drinks cold?

There is a fridge available for some essentials. We will have a marine cooler available. 

Is there fresh water onboard?

We do have a 110 gallon fresh water tank for your trip.  This water is used for fast showers/rinses and washing dishes. While it is potable, we do recommend that you bring gallon/bottled drinking water for your trip.

 

What is already on the Aqua Villa( houseboat)?

The houseboat will come equipped with:

  • Bed linens

  • Pillows

  • Bath towels

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Shower Gel

  • Basic kitchen equipment

  • Dishes, glasses, cutlery

  • Coffee-maker

  • Microwave

  • Garbage can with liners

  • Deck chairs

  • Indoor Shower

  • Dive ladder

  • Generator 

  • VHF Radio

 

  • All Coast Guard required safety equipment including life jackets, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and flares

 

What should we bring?

Packing is easy! You don't need much! Stocking Island has some pretty mild weather year-round - in the spring and summer, when it's a bit warmer - some shorts, tee-shirts and hats are recommended. In the fall and winter months, light long-sleeve shirts and long pants are useful - keep everything light.  Because we are in the tropics, rain can develop (and pass) pretty quickly - a light raincoat would be useful. Be sure to check the weather for your vacation time! I must say - The sun can be very intense, year-round, no matter the temperature outside. We HIGHLY recommend sunscreen, sunglasses and hats all the time - it's no fun to be sunburned on vacation!As for everything else:

  • Camera and batteries

  • Cell Phone and Charger (we have both AC/DC power)

  • Sunscreen

  • Bug Repellent (no open flames allowed, so leave the citronella candles at home)

  • Beach towels

  • A good book

Is there a place to rent kayaks or paddle boards?

Of course! We actually include a double kayak with the rental! It's free! We want you to have a great adventure and a kayak is a great way to explore the more hidden parts of our waters (or to kayak into a local watering hole.)

How do I reserve?

Awesome! We are excited that you want to come and "Be the captain of your own adventure!" It's easy -  just go on line and enter www.saintfrancisresort.com and reserve your Aqua Villa accordingly. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex.

What are fuel costs?

Similar to hiring a car, your boat is supplied with a full tank of diesel and you pay for the fuel you use This cost is to cover your generator use, calculated by an hour meter.

 

Can we bring animals on board?

No, animals are not allowed on board for any reason. 

 

Is a security deposit required?

Yes. Before departure, a $1000 security deposit will be required.  This is a separate credit card charge and will cover any damages, replacements and fuel.  Any damages will be deducted from this amount at the end of your rental. If any items are missing or broken, the replacement cost will be taken out of this amount. If there are any damages to the boat or rental equipment, it will be taken out of this amount. This deposit will be returned to you, minus fuel consumed by the generator calculated by hour, within 7 business days.