Recently returned from a FANTASTIC vacation and my family stayed here. We are a family of 4 (3 adults, one toddler) and I couldn't be more pleased with this home. The listing was exactly as described, clean and well-maintained. Sonja is simply amazing and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. When our daughter was getting cabin fever, Sonja provided a DVD player to keep her occupied while the adults slept in, (after all we're on vacation-who wants to get up at 6 a.m. on vacation!) Needless to say, our daughter enjoyed this. We've rented other homes and were pleased with their location/services, but I have to say this location, hands-down, was the best for the following reasons:
1.LOCATION-it’s in a gated community-a big plus if you're not sure/comfortable
2.Listing may say "CAR NECESSARY" but we found it's really not. Depending on the family size, you can get away with not having a car. We traveled like the locals and took the jitney anywhere we wanted to go-and after hours (they run 8/9 am to about 6 pm) we took a cab.
3.The BEACH is LITERALLY down the street-closer than the pics indicate-and you have two choices. Goodman's Bay is to the left-walking distance with a play area for the kids; Saunders Beach is to the right-can walk but best to take the jitney and get off at the circle. This has a play area as well and restroom facilities. (There may be one at Goodman's Bay but didn't see it.)
4. FISH FRY - to the right - again can walk or jitney; cab back if travelling after hours.
5. KITCHEN was well stocked with the basics-paper towels, spices, etc. If you bring/purchase your own-leave for the next group (paving the way for good karma!) Ask the cab driver to stop at the grocery store to stock up before you check in. And if you run out of anything, there's a convenient store across Saunders beach-short jitney ride round-trip; a larger grocery store in the other direction past Goodman's Bay beach-same jitney-just opposite direction.
6. Location has a POOL! And the water is amazingly warm! So our daughter LOVED having the opportunity to go to the beach AND the pool-in any order! A huge plus as there rarely was anyone there-like our own private oasis!
7.WASHER/DRYER-need I say more!
LASTLY-the people of Nassau are very friendly and helpful. So if you're out and about-there's always someone that can assist-just use common sense.
All in all a FABULOUS trip-and will certainly be staying here again next time!