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The Heart of Paridise

Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage

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Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews

Member since: 2012
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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The Heart of Paridise

Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage

Overview

Black Point Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Official Home of the Swimming Pigs.

The bungalows are about a 2 min walk from the beach

Four words says it all. "Vacation of a Lifetime". This marvelous property sits between the beautiful deep blue waters of the Atlantic and the calming waters turquoise water of the Sound. every room has its own unique view of the water. The bright colors of each unit are sure to set the mood for a real island vacation. Each unit is equipped with air condition to cool your temperatures after an exciting days trip of Boating, swimming, jet skiing, fishing or back from an amazing tour of our fantastic chain of islands here in the Exuma's . The kitchens are fully equipped with all cooking utensil and small kitchen appliances. Granite counter tops set the tune for an amazing gathering while preparing your in home meals and discussing what's on the agenda for the next exciting day outdoors. inclusive Kayaks and paddle boards are an extra bonus to make your play time in the sun even more enjoyable. Out door furniture are on all decks. That's is a plus for those morning or evening relaxation time while watching the sunrise or the sunset. Hammocks are also available. Choose a boat from our fleet and add a guieded tour as well. You will experience the meaning of what we call "island life". The Official home of the swimming pigs.

We can assist with all your needs to make your vacation a memory that will last a lifetime. Golf carts rentals are available for you to explore the island and get to interact with the friendly locals. You have a few flight choices to reach the island. You can fly Water Makers air from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Staniel Cay Exuma ( boat transportation can be arrange) then travel by boat to Black Point (ask about our transportation services). or your can Fly the commercial airline of choice to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Directly to Black Point. Ask for more information.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

Why Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews chose Black Point

We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service. It our desire to make this your home away from home and do our best to make you say 'we'll be back'

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Sleeps20
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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The Heart of Paridise
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Pittsburgh, PA
5

Great Family Vacation in beautiful Black Point

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations we have ever had! We just returned back to S. Florida from our Exumas trip to Black Point. Bread Boy and Ulrissa were our hosts and they went out of their way to make this our home away from home. We found the house to be new, clean, very well appointed and comfortable. Having Direct TV was a real treat being able to keep up with the scores and news of the day. The house had great views and everything you needed for your vacation including kayaks, paddleboards and other water toys right in the backyard. The beach or sandbar was beautiful with the most crystal clear waters you have ever seen.

We also rented a golf cart and a 17' Boston Whaler from Bread Boy. A golf cart and a boat rental are a must if you travel over. You can explore the island which is very picturesque but if your in the Exumas, you came for the water!

We also got to know a few of the locals, all of which were absolutely the nicest people we have come across in the Bahamas. Bread Boy and Ulrissa knows everyone and can "hook you up" as Bread Boy put it! There are a couple of folks you must meet while there though. They are the folks that made our trip even more memorable. Scooter was our Captain for the week. We paid him a fee to take us out and show us the different sites. He was great with the kids. We caught lobster (seasonal) and fish including a 50 lb Black Grouper. Everyone on the island ate well that night! Everyday we got enough conch to make a conch salad which Scooter would whip up at the dock. It could be the best thing we ate all week. Ida makes terrific conch fritters and delivered them right to the cottage on the night of the football game. She owns the laundermat in town. Wonderful woman. Lorraine's Mom makes the best bread on this planet. You can choose from coconut, cinnamon raisin or plain. It was so good we took two loaves home with us for our family. Not only was the bread terrific but she is just the sweetest woman around. We also ate dinner at Deshamon's Restaurant twice and both times had a wonderful meal and even better conversation with the owner.

Overall, we will be back soon. My daughter asked us if this would become our annual trip the other day and I put it back on her. I said I don't know, would you want it to be? She gave a resounding yes! Thanks for a great time Bread Boy and Ulrissa

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Out of This World

  • 5 of 5

Be prepared to be blown away by this breath taking chain of islands and the genuine warm and friendly hospitality of the cottage owners Raymond and Risa.

We spent 12 nights at Raymond (Breadboy) and Risa’s lovely green cottage (Ocean Reef). The facilities were more than adequate, clean, fresh and spacious for our family of 5. We pre-ordered some groceries which Risa arranged and she kindly kept us stocked up on the basics during our stay. The simple living of the island was so refreshing with its limited facilities (1 store, 2 eateries and 1 bar) but this just added to the charm and the fact that you were at the mercy of limited supplies added to the adventure!

Raymond and Risa’s hospitality was a joy. From cooking dinner for us on a couple of occasions, to sending someone off the island to get us fresh milk, nothing was ever too much trouble. With their own house being right next door, they were on hand to take care of our every whim. The use of the quality beach equipment was great and kept my boys busy for hours and hours. We went on a couple of private boat trips where Raymond’s local knowledge kept us very interested. When planning our trip, Raymond advised we would be away for the full day – I wasn’t too sure as to what we could do for a whole day. His relaxed attitude of stopping and anchoring pretty much anywhere we wanted to let us snorkel led to a 12 hour adventure – Priceless in my opinion!!!

I guess this type of holiday isn’t for everyone, as it is rather basic and simple, but this is what I fell in love with and what the islands and Raymond and Risa and their lovely family offered, was simply out of this world.

I can’t wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nassau, Bahamas
5

An island getaway from the city life of the islands

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a quaint secluded getaway from city life of the this is it!

Just back from a weekend stay at Raymond's place, and I'm ready to go back :). The amenities were second to none....the hospitality of Raymond and his wife were even better!

We enjoy every minute of our stay...from the tours of the cays (those owned by the rich and famous and those owned the the iguanas and pigs..lol) to the day spent on the cay's best beaches..with just the sound of the waves and the cool ocean breeze.

Thanks Raymond and Ulrisa... and your family for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Charlotte, NC, USA
5

OUR BEST OUT ISLAND TRIP EVER!

  • 5 of 5

If you’re reading this, you probably understand the realities of Out Island life: food stocks are hit & miss, restaurants & stores are sometimes open & often closed for no known reason, & you can’t equate spectacular natural beauty with luxury living at this price point. Nonetheless, we’re delighted to recommend Raymond & Ulrisa’s rentals in Black Point, Exuma. You can watch the sun rise from the hammock on your front porch – & see it set from your back porch. That alone makes this wonderful home worth the price of admission!

Though Raymond was very busy with his businesses, he was always accessible to answer questions & point us in the right direction. He got us a great guide, Ralph, though we would have enjoyed having Raymond’s hands-on touch as some of the other reviewers did. Ulrisa made us a lovely dinner one night & we ended our week with a visit to their home on our final evening in Black Point.

We had a boat for the week – a great idea if you like to explore. We brought a small GPS loaded with Bahamas charts, had an orientation trip with Ralph to mark key waypoints like the swimming pigs, Thunderball Grotto, & the Exuma Land & Sea Park, and afterward we had the confidence to push our limits & explore 3 hours north & enjoy some of the uninhabited beaches nearby.

The house was clean & well-appointed. Raymond & Ulrisa kept our golf cart charged & ready to go. Everything in the house was in good working order. The beach out back was a great place to float the hours away & there were several vantage points nearby to enjoy superb sunsets. The star shows were spectacular, with the Milky Way clearly visible overhead. The small bluff brought constant nighttime breezes, so bugs weren’t a problem.

The settlement of Black Point, 5 minutes away, was charming & welcoming, so long as you don’t expect air conditioned restaurants or stocked supermarkets. The government dock is a great place to just hang out.

There were a few things that we would be willing to pay more for on a subsequent visit: A decent night’s sleep was hard to come by on the hard bed, the dive ladder on the boat was a challenge, & access to the laundry facilities was limited to when the larger rental house was vacant. But NONE of that took away from one of the best vacations ever.

If you want a vacation where the occasional comprise yields priceless memories & spectacular scenery, rent from Raymond & Ulrisa and adopt Black Point, Exuma as your island home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to right this review. It was a pleasure meeting such beautiful people. We are pleased to know the good and not so good pinpoints on your vacation. In regards to the laundry facilities, a new washer and dryer was already purchased for the new wash room in order for all guests to have access to them. Although this will be the first complaint about the softness of the bed mattress, new mattresses or soft comfortable padding will be purchased as well in order to try to get the bed as comfortable as possible. All of the restaurants have airconditioning but am guessing that they prefer to use the fresh island breeze :) Take care and we do wish to have you return in the future :) God bless.
Charlotte, NC, USA
5

AN OUT ISLAND EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER

  • 5 of 5

If you’re reading this, you probably understand the realities of Out Island life: food stocks are hit & miss, restaurants & stores are sometimes open & often closed for no known reason, & you can’t equate spectacular natural beauty with luxury living at this price point. Nonetheless, we’re delighted to recommend Raymond & Ulrisa’s rentals in Black Point, Exuma. You can watch the sun rise from the hammock on your front porch & see it set from your back porch. That alone makes this wonderful home worth the price of admission!

Though Raymond was very busy with his businesses, he was always accessible to answer questions & point us in the right direction. He got us a great guide, Ralph, though we would have enjoyed having Raymond’s hands-on touch as some of the other reviewers did. Ulrisa made us a lovely dinner one night & we ended our week with a visit to their home on our final evening in Black Point.

We had a boat for the week – a great idea if you like to explore. We brought a small GPS loaded with Bahamas charts, had an orientation trip with Ralph to mark key waypoints like the swimming pigs, Thunderball Grotto, & the Exuma Land & Sea Park, and afterward we had the confidence to push our limits & explore 3 hours north & enjoy some of the uninhabited beaches nearby.

The house was clean & well-appointed. Raymond & Ulrisa kept our golf cart charged & ready to go. Everything in the house was in good working order. The beach out back was a great place to float the hours away & there were several vantage points nearby to enjoy superb sunsets. The star shows were spectacular, with the Milky Way clearly visible overhead. The small bluff brought constant nighttime breezes, so bugs weren’t a problem.

The settlement of Black Point, 5 minutes away, was charming & welcoming, so long as you don’t expect air conditioned restaurants or stocked supermarkets. The government dock is a great place to just hang out.

There were a few things that we would be willing to pay more for on a subsequent visit: A decent night’s sleep was hard to come by on the hard bed, the dive ladder on the boat was a challenge, & access to the laundry facilities was limited to when the larger rental house was vacant. But NONE of that took away from one of the best vacations ever.

If you want a vacation where the occasional comprise yields priceless memories & spectacular scenery, rent from Raymond & Ulrisa and adopt Black Point, Exuma as your island home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

BEST BEACH EVER! Most beautiful water, coolest islands, nicest people, the perfect holiday adventure

  • 5 of 5

BOOK IT!

You have found it! This is the lost paradise you have been looking for! The worlds coolest beach in front of perfect accommodations hosted by the most beautiful helpful people (Raymond and Ulrisa will become your new best friends!) in the heart of a remote stretch of volcanic and white sand islands, set in the most amazingly clear neon blue water. We have been searching for the perfect vacation for most of our lives. The 6 of us, ages 2 to 70, have all found it, here!

Our 2 year old daughter just learning to swim wanted to live day and night on this perfect beach. A huge area of soft white coral sand scattered with shallow puddles of hot water during low tide, and bathtub warm water up to her shoulders during high tide. It is the most perfectly safe fun relaxing place to be with a toddler. Mom did yoga every day either on the beach or on one of the beautiful stand up paddle boards Raymond and Ulrisa provide along with 3 kayaks skim boards and floating loungers. Grandma explored played swam read paddled tanned and loved every minute of it.

On the opposite end of the adventure scale, my dad and I had the time of our lives! Yes the beach is the most awesome of all the beaches we have ever seen, but the adventure we found on the other islands and out on the water was equally as perfect. We rented a boat from Raymond (Breadboy, the most wonderful helpful friend you will ever meet) and we used it for fishing, snorkelling/diving, spear fishing, exploring and sightseeing. David (Fatcat) who like Raymond grew up here and is the nicest man you will ever meet, guided us on so many perfect adventures in the boat I can't remember them all. He taught us how to run the shallow waters, fish, hunt conch, explore and sightsee.

My dad, 69, loves to fish, and we were never skunked! Whether we were catching bone fish right in front of our beach (we call it our beach cuz we were the only ones on it) or hooking big game fish from the boat in the Atlantic, we were always having the time of our lives.

My 18 year old daughter had so much fun joining all of us in everything from yoga and sandcastles to fishing and diving she didn't even notice she was the only teen.

We can't say enough good about this place or the hosts to explain the wonder and beauty it has, or the fun and happiness it provided for us all.

Thank you again Raymond and Ulrisa, we will never forget you...

cause we're coming back forever!

Russell Rebecca Lennon Tess Clyde & Joan

  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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This Vacation Rental is situated in the small, quiet, peaceful community of Black Point, Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Five miles south of Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Surrounded by clear, tranquil, aquamarine waters and beautiful untouched beaches, we offer you a much slower pace from the everyday hectic lifestyle of the city. You can enjoy nature to its fullest. You can book a boat tour from us, to visit the Exuma Land and sea park, swim with nurse sharks, see the Iguanas or the swimming pigs, swim in the world famous Thunder Ball Gratto or go to a place where the fish can eat right out your hands. You can even rent a boat or Jet Ski's and just go out for a romantic lunch on one of the many pristine untouched beaches or sand bars through out the surrounding Cays. If you choose to just do absolutely nothing, you can lay back and enjoy the sun rise and set over the crystal clear waters from the privacy of your bungalow. Private decks are located at the front and back of each cottage.

There are local restaurants where you can take a short golf cart ride down the street to enjoy some native Bahamian dishes. If you choose to eat in, you can make it special with your very own fresh catch of snapper, grouper (seasonal), lobster (seasonal) etc from an exciting fishing trip. Also there are a few small local stores where you can pick up a few basic items. If you have a large order just send your grocery list and we'll do the shopping for you. It is recommend that you bring your favorite 'must have along with you. So come on down and enjoy all that we have to offer!

Package deals are also available.

Getting here. you can get here directly from Ft. Lauderdale Florida via Water Makers Air or fly to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Black Point. Charter flights can also be arranged. Call for more details.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Black Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas holiday
Dec 20 2015 - Jan 7 2016
1 night minimum stay
$350
$2,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

boat rentals starts at $250.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes Ocean View cottage Sleeps 2. $200 per night Standard rate (3 night or more) (Jan 8th -Dec 19th). /
$250 per night (less than 3 nights) Christmas / New Year holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 7th).
Additional guest $25 per person per night.


Ocean Reef cottage Sleeps 4. $300 per night Standard rate (3 nights or more) (Jan 8th - Dec 19th). /
$350 (less than 3 nights) Christmas New Year holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 7th)
Additional Guest $25 per person per day

Harbor View House Sleeps 10. Standard Rate $600 per night (3 or more nights) Jan 7th - Dec 19th /
$700 per night (less than 3 nights) & Christmas /New year Holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 7th)
Additional Guest $25 per person per night

Harbor View studio Suite Sleeps 4, $250 per night (3 night or more) Standard rate (Jan 8th to Dec 19th).
$300 per night (less than 3 nights & Christamas / New Year Holiday.
Additional guest $25 per person per night

You can rent all units at once or one unit at a time. Unit pricing according to chosen unit. Pricing based on 3 night or more rentals
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Amenities

Black Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • 6 bathrooms total Ocean View 1 full bath Ocean Reef 2 full baths Harbour View 2 full Baths Harbour View Studio 1 Full Bath Outdoor shower on property.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen
  • Ocean View - 1 bedroom (queen) and sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 Ocean Reef - 2 bedrooms (queen ans two twin) Sleeps 4 in beds Harbour View - 4 bedrooms (1 King, 2 queen & 2 set bunk beds) sleeps 10 in beds Harbour View Studio - Sleeps 4. (1 Queen 2 twin)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cook available by request. Grocery orders by request. Video Game console by request Baby sitting by request.

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