Plan Your Vacation
Most visitors plan their own trip with information contained in this website and help from the rental agent, Elbow Cay Properties. Travel agents seldom have the experience or contacts to make all the necessary reservations. Sure, it's more effort, but realize that this also keeps the crowds away.
Of greatest importance is planning far in advance. The more popular rental houses and boats are booked early, particularly during the busy season or holidays.
1. Pick Your Dates
Calypso, with its screened porch, ocean and land decks, and air conditioning, is comfortable and appealing throughout the year. However, there are times when all rental houses on the island are in great demand, so the sooner you can pick your dates, the better the odds of securing the house when you want it.
2. Reserve the House
The rental agent for Calypso is Elbow Cay Properties. This is a small agency providing very personalized attention and typically you'll be talking directly with the owners or their family members. They will gladly answer your questions or offer suggestions. Inquiries through VRBO will be handled directly by the owner before being forwarded to the rental agency.
3. Make Airline Reservations
With numerous air carriers and charter planes available, finding air transportation should be easy, though book early for better fares and selections. See the Getting There and Contact Us pages for airline information.
4. Reserve the Boat
Like the houses, the best boats from the best companies are reserved far in advance. The larger boats (23'-27') give a better ride when breezy, carry more people, and extend your comfortable travel range. There isn't a huge difference in rental rates, so get the largest boat available. The owners of Calypso greatly prefer the 23' or 27' Albury from Island Marine. The larger Albury can handle a Calypso housefull with room to spare. Renting two 20' boats is also an option. Calypso has a reserved slip at a private dock on Nigh Creek, 2 minutes away by cart. Additional slips may be arranged in advance. See the Getting Around and Contact Us pages for more boat rental information.
5. Reserve Golf Carts
With the recent addition of more carts by several of the cart rental companies, availability has been greatly improved. Be aware that no more than 4 adults can ride in one cart, so plan accordingly.The owners of Calypso highly recommend an electric car for pleasant conversation and maintaining the tranquility of the island.