|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
The Hideaway Villa is situated in five private acres with live in on site Management. We overlook the ocean and a few hundred feet from the beach with safe swimming and snorkeling. There are three blue holes (underwater caves) and two reefs. Walk the beach in either direction for miles, you may see no-one for days, just the ripple of the water, birds and sounds of the fish jumping in the water. Take your line and fish right from the beach, then barbecue your catch and enjoy your meal and watch the incredible sunsets. We are also located in a bonefish area. Internet is in the Villa..
We arrived via Nassau to Freport from the Uk.We opted to be met and taken to Basset Cove. The villa is stunnig, spacious and is also the show home. Wide screen TV all channels including soccer,even more than back home! pleased the other half. We were able to relax on the patio or walk straight down to the coves and the Sea. So clear and perfect to swim and snorkel. We brought our geer and also fished the blue holes from the shore.A really great experiece for all. On site reception centre for free inernet our skype calls home and local shop and takeaway and bar restaurant. We really made friends with the locals, they took us fishing twice and we were all sad to leave. This is our new hideaway that we hope to return and rent next year. We went into town to do a swim with the dolphins trip and then after a restauant in port Lucaya where we dined and enjoyed the free live entertainment. WE walked accross the road to the Casino and then back to our hideaway. Safe to walk here and they are very old fashioned English speaking, courtious and friendly. No traffic jams. The whole Island is huge and not too many people. Highly recommended, the perfect getawy.
We were thrilled to find the Hideaway when looking for a quiet place for a quick getaway. We traveled with another couple and our two young children, aged 2 and 4, and our 4 year old best describes it as her "favorite vacation ever."
The villa is superb, very clean, incredibly spacious and equipped with any and every dish and appliance you might wish for when cooking at the house. The porch is perfect - either for sunning while reading a book or for all of our meals which we enjoyed in the screened-in area.
Then there is the beach. The photos we saw before booking simply do not do the beach justice - it is exquisite. White sand, shallow calm water - perfect for paddling about in the kayaks with the children (so calm we didn't even put lifejackets on them).
At night, after the children were asleep, we would sit on the lawn with a glass of wine and stargaze (usually arguing over which constellation was which). It was splendid.
Our caretakers went above and beyond for us; when we mentioned that our 2 year old complained of an earache we were escorted to Dr. B and seen within 20 minutes. We later saw Dr. B at the local hangout on the water and were greeted like old friends. The owners, John and Liz, shared the same familial spirit - concerned about us traveling home during rough seas, they went out of their way to look into alternate travel arrangements for us.
There is plenty to do if you never leave the property - from the sea life (we saw stingrays, starfish, even black-tipped sharks) to beach exploration to simply catching up on a good book. When you do want to venture out, there are several local restaurants nearby along with the Lucaya National Reserve and of course, the Port Lucaya marketplace.
In short, we will definitely return - and next time we will test our fishing skills - Hideaway Villa is something special.
Hideaway was exactly what our family was looking for--as we're not big fans of resorts and crowds. Myself, my husband, and our twin teenage sons spent many hours on the private beach there at Hideaway and at all times of day the beaches were gorgeous and excellent for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, etc. We were in the water several times a day. We relaxed, read, walked the beaches, enjoyed the ocean 'life', and just enjoyed our time together as a family.
We visited Port Lucaya for a snorkeling tour out to sea, which was fabulous. We visited Lucayan Caverns and Gold Rock Beach (only a few miles away from the house), which was astounding!!! We loved the solitude of the East End so much that we tried very hard not to drive back to Freeport, and instead made due with the help of the small convenience store across the drive (Smitty's). We had several dinners at Bishop's, which is only about 3 miles from the house. Mr. Bishop and Melissa-the bartender were absolutely wonderful to talk to.
What a wonderful vacation away from everything. The villa was perfect, well-stocked, super-comfortable and all that we could've wanted. Thank you so much, Liz for the lovely champagne when we arrived. We used the A/C in the evenings...keeping it on 79 or 80 was very comfortable. We opened the plantation style windows every morning and enjoyed the ocean breeze all day long. I brought a book with me to read, but truthfully, I didn't get much read because all I wanted to do was to look out over the coconut grove, out at the sea.
Thank you for your hospitality Liz. We had a lovely adventurous time!
Amazing is the best word to explain our trip..6 of us stayed there. It was wonderful. My family need a quiet peaceful place after a death in the family. We got that and so much more. John and Liz were there to great us. Wonderful people. My family did things on this vacation we had never done before. We fished, kayak and snorkeled right on the property. The house was more than we could have asked for. We went into Port Lucay to swim with the dolpins and shop. The blue hole is great for fishing. We also went to the national park which is very close to the house. There is a gas station and store right up the lane. Also a few places to eat very close by. Diamond sunrise restaurant was a place we went a few times. Troy that works there is a great help. We have only been home less than a week and already planning our next trip there in a few months. I would like to say thank you to John and Liz for a wonderful time and we cant wait to see you again. You gave my family what it needed and so much more. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with my family...See you both soon.....
Our stay at Plumbago Villa was all that we had anticipated and more! The home is absolutely gorgeous with all the amenities anyone could ask for. The location was perfect for us...seclusion and relaxation! We could walk for miles down the beach and only see a few, if any, people passing by. The water was amazing! Liz and Jon were two wonderful hosts and extremely welcoming and helpful with inside islander tips! Liz, you have done an extraordinary job with the details at your home for your potential renters! The bottle of champagne was a plus to arrive to after a day of traveling. Nice touch! We will definitely be revisiting Plumbago Villa and will try out the kayaks on that trip! Thank you for sharing your home! I look forward to enjoying the island breeze on the patio of Plumbago Villa again very soon!
Bevans Town is a small village (only 200 inhabitants). 24 miles east of the Freeport International airport on the Grand Bahama Highway. Quiet and set besides Bassett Cove the place to swim snorkel or just relax and wonder the beach. (Port Lucaya with its many restaurants night life and casinos etc is an easy drive on a good road with little traffic). Bevans Town has a village store, gas station and take away. Also there is a bar and restaurant nearly, both within easy walking distance.
A few miles further east is High Rock with two beachbars serving great freshly cooked local foods. The Hideaway Villas are secluded, spread out, very private and the place to get away from it all and get back to nature, relax and just enjoy the simple life. You are sure to receive a great and friendly reception from the locals. They go out of there way to provide you with lobster and fresh fish etc. You'll feel safe here and will enjoy your privacy and when you feel like Company then a friendly reception is always available.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 5 2015 - Jul 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Notes||Once full payment has been received then cancellation penalties do apply. Up to 45 days 50%, 30 to 45 days 75%. Under 30 days No Refund. Over the holidays and new year there is a 7 night minimum stay.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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