Our stay at the Baha Beach Villa completely lived up to our expectations and our family of 10 had a great week at the house. Before we even arrived the owner, Samantha, was exceptionally helpful as we planned our week. She provided names and numbers for the various activities that we wanted to do. Tenecia, the assistant property manager, was there to greet us when we arrived, and we only had to contact her one time during our stay. The one item that required attention was the hot tub as the temperature had cooled considerably and we could not figure out how to warm it back up. We called Tenecia and she had someone out within the hour and by dinner time it was ready to go.
It was great to see that the house was amply stocked across the board: cookware, beach towels, beach toys, toilet paper, dish detergent, trash bags, etc.. Some supplies lasted the duration of the trip, others we had to replenish, but there was nothing we had to run out and buy that first day. We've been to other rentals where the first thing you have to do is go out and buy similar necessities and it was great to have it all right there.
The location of the home and the proximity to the beach was fantastic for our family. We had little kids and grandma with us, so the few steps down to the beach was fabulous. It made it very accessible for everyone. The calm, clear waters of the bay was also perfect for everyone. The little kids could enjoy the water without getting knocked down by big waves, we used the kayaks from the house and rented paddle boards for a few days and thoroughly enjoyed cruising around the bay among the stingrays, turtles, and star fish. Two from our group spent hours in the bay with snorkel gear looking at urchins, starfish, angel fish and sting rays. It was also great being close, but not too close, to the hotels as people from the other side of the bay would cruise over and see if we were interested in jet skis or a snorkeling trip. We would agree on a price and a time and they would bring everything to us - so easy and convenient! And, if we said, 'not today' they simply waved and took off - there was never any bothersome pressure to engage.
The location of the house is also a beautiful backdrop for pictures. We hired a great photographer and she got some amazing pictures - again, all conveniently set a few steps from the house. If it were up to me I would make this a yearly tradition, and I'm sure no one in our group would object!