We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and wanted to plan a “big trip”, doing something that we’ve never done before. We also wanted to take our 13 year old daughter with us. We had never traveled out of the U.S. before, let alone to a place we “just found on the internet”. So, we were hoping that our trip was going to be as great as everything was described here. We were wrong! IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER!!! We arrived on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and John was waiting at the airport for us. On the way to the house, he gave us a tour of Georgetown and told us where we could get groceries, which bank to use if needed, and showed us some of the other locations we might be interested in visiting while we were there. Once we arrived at the house, he handed us the keys to the car (which we borrowed at a previously agreed price of $60 per day). He showed us around the house and property, which was much more beautiful than the pictures show! And then gave us his phone numbers in case we needed anything during our stay there. He either called or checked in with us every couple of days to make sure we didn’t need anything from them, and then we would end up chatting for quite a while. Both John and Sharon are so easy to get along with- they made us feel right at home! We don’t consider them “hosts”, but rather new friends we made in the Bahamas!
The house was clean, beautiful, and quiet. There are neighbors on both sides of their house, but we never saw anybody. In fact, the entire time we were there, the only person we saw (besides John or Sharon) was a fisherman who drove his boat past the house 3 different days. Other than that, we had to leave the house to see people! Also, the house was stocked with everything we would have needed (linens, washing machine, kitchen appliances and utensils, spices, etc.) once we purchased our groceries at Exuma Market.
Every time we talked to John he asked if we had been to different locations on the island, and suggested that we go check them out. We found some great places to visit (beaches, restaurants, stores, etc), but we just didn’t have enough time in our 7 days to do everything that Exuma has to offer.
We were able to use their sailboat and kayaks, and went out to the sandbar between the house and Sharon’s island. Unfortunately, we never did go over to Sharon’s island (Good excuse to plan another vacation…).
to be continued...