Submitted: April 20, 2012
Stayed: April 2012
Great Exuma is a gem among gems. While not for those seeking bass-thumping dance clubs, Exuma has charm, breath-taking water color and friendly native people. As most Caribbean islands have, this part of the Bahamas is a contrast of elegance and poverty. The difference being, the Exuma chain of islands is relatively undeveloped, without high-rise hotels, traffic jams or crime. We have made 5 trips to the Exuma Islands, and are just as amazed by the beauty, as our very first time! If you love peace and tranquility, or cannot get enough of the sea - Exuma should be on your bucket list. There is a reef that protects the bay at Hart House, so swimming, kayaking and sailing are steps from your door. Do take one day to the out island tour with Four C's or Exuma Adventures (both are fabulous). Exuma only begins with the island of Great Exuma!
When you build the perfect home, on the perfect setting, on the perfect island - you evidently call it Hart House. I cannot say enough good things about the Gaudet's home or hospitality. This home was so well thought out; they obviously considered what vacationers would want and the property delivers! The 4 bedrooms (two on the water) are spacious and are located in all four corners of the house for maximum privacy. Each has wonderfully appointed master baths, king beds, big screens, and remote-controlled climate control.
The dining, kitchen and living areas have quality cabinetry and provide masterful functionality for foodies and entertaining. One evening we enjoyed our dinner outside under the gazebo, with candles around the pool (w/ the blue pool light on) ...the sound of gentle waves...fantastic! The spacious outdoor bar was a big hit with everyone. By morning it provided the ultimate office, and by night, our memories from the day.
The beautiful white sand beach at Hart House is exquisite, provides a gentle slope for swimming and is void of other people. Big D's is within walking distance down the beach for dinner, you can play golf on a Greg Norman course at Sandals about 2 miles in the opposite direction. Take a drive to the Georgetown Fish Fry, water taxi to Chat n Chill, and on Little Exuma - the Tropic of Cancer Beach, and Santana's.
The property manager is John Toker and he will take care of you like family! Sandy (daily housekeeping if you wish) takes care of cleaning and laundry, so you can spend 100% of your time enjoying what you paid for. Exceptional...we've already re-booked!!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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