Best vacation ever! We were three couples and two individuals staying in this luxurious 5 bedroom, 5 bath home right on the beach. We never felt overcrowded, even with all eight of us in the common area (although 6 in the plunge pool got a little cozy). The house had all the modern conveniences of home (including satellite TV and Wifi service) with a full kitchen with dishwasher and a laundry room (so you can pack lighter and just run a load of wash mid-week). The best part is the location, right on the beach with a private dock 20 feet from the back door. The reef and the breaking waves are about 200 yards offshore, and you can use the provided snorkeling equipment and kayaks to go out and see the beautiful corals and tropical fish. The back deck and the plunge pool make a nice place to end the day watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea. In the morning they make a nice place to sit and listen as the island comes to life with kids going to school and fishermen boating along the reef, and all were quick with a hello and a wave. Pirates View is within a quick taxi ride of West End and Anthony’s Key for the shoping, bars and restaurants (You can walk to Anthony’s Key, but the cab ride is easier and safer considering there are no sidewalks along the road). West Bay is a slightly longer cab ride (around 10 minutes), but has more of the “resort beach” atmosphere with shops offering paddle boarding, parasailing and wind surfing along the pristine white sand.