WOW! Exceeded Expectations in EVERY way!
Submitted: June 9, 2012
Stayed: May 2012
WOW! I read house reviews and googled island before booking-thought I knew what to expect. Upon arrival I realized I'd discovered a hidden jewel of a vacation spot and rental home! I was greeted by genuinely nice people (Johnny-home caretaker); FANTASTIC scenery (The Ferry ride from Eleuthra that I was dreading was the FIRST highlight of trip! The water was composed of colors beyond description and the 5 min. ride wasn't long enough); Seabreeze Villa was beautiful and well maintained on outside, and inside it was clean, freshly painted-LOVED the colors, spacious and well furnished while maintaining a 'homey' relaxed feel. Traveling w/ my 4 yr old niece, I was worried she'd break something, but the house was so welcoming my 'stress' was left at the door! The huge deck was perfect for my niece to play on in the evening while I watched from the hammock in yard, the beach a 3 minute walk away-close enough for easy return for lunch and naps. We all enjoyed the kayaks, from my 70 yr old Mom to my 4 yr old niece. Don't miss the kayak trip to the 'Big Rock' that is just to left of beach! All kinds of sea life...rays, tropical fish, it was like snorkeling from a kayak. The sand was white or pink, shells abounded (don't go for a walk without a pail!) and virtually private...we saw maybe 20 people a day. Whether you rent a boat from Johnny or charter a fishing trip with Capt. Ryan DON'T miss going out on the water for a day (or 2 or 3!). The look on my niece's face when the 3 dolphins appeared by the boat was priceless! Take time to visit Egg Island, a deserted island perfect for shelling, lunch and an afternoon swim. Also, before arrival, I was a bit worried the 'young adult' members of my group wouldn't have enough to do, as the island is small, dry (no alcohol/ bars--stock up at Ferry Dock before leaving Eleuthra or call 'Buddha <all phone #'s you may need in guest book>)...as it turned out we ran out of time before we ran out of activities! Bikes, beach chairs and toys, coolers, floats, kayaks, fishing equip...all and more we found (as owners promised) in the basement. The wireless internet kept me in touch with work (or not, my choice), There were TV's in every room-I didn't turn one on the entire trip!-my niece enjoyed the large selection of kid's DVD's. The 1st nite I got in bed and found high thread count sheets I knew I was in Vacation Heaven! My only complaint is that I had to leave, Thanks Ansley and Jay for sharing your home, I'll be back.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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