|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
If you're traveling in a larger group and want to visit the true Bahamas, to see its true beauty, our villa is the prime destination. It's rare that you find a house so impeccably maintained, it's even rarer that the house in question has easy access to and panoramic views of the ocean and the ocean banks and can host a big family or a large group of people while keeping rental prices really competitive. Such is the newly built (2012) Black Point Ocean Villa. There's a lot to like about it. The house itself is built to the latest standards, is very clean and neat with a lot of space and comfortable modern amenities at your service. Step outside and you'll see a porch that offers amazing views of the deep blue ocean to the east and the bright shallow azure waters to the west where you can watch the sun rise and set in the water - a truly marvelous experience that you won't find in a hotel. Relax and sunbathe on a private beach just a few steps away with a gazebo where the water is shallow and safe. Or go the ocean side beach for magnificent views of the waves. And it's only the beginning - you're welcome to explore the nearby quiet and welcoming settlement of Black Point where you'll find a nice restaurant, a bar and a cafe and a few stores, go sunfish sailing, rent a boat with a guide to see all the beauty the Exumas have to offer, go fishing or jet skiing, kayaking or shelling, have a picnic on an uninhabited island - the world is yours to explore and we certainly will help. So whether you want to be active and do everything or maybe instead need the world to be quiet and relax completely from the noise and the fast pace of the big cities - it's all there. We heartily welcome you to our villa and the Bahamas.
It has panoramic views of the ocean and the shallow banks, it is in excellent condition and located in one of the most clean and pristine places on Earth. It has all the modern amenities and services available, is very roomy and enjoyable both inside and out. There's easy access to a secluded and safe private beach and the beach on the ocean side - literally just a few yards away. It can host a large group of people and won't feel crowded - it's the way your vacation in the Bahamas should be - happy and joyful yet not noisy or busy as can be in bigger towns.
We deeply care about giving you the most enjoyable vacation and our passion towards keeping the villa clean and safe together with the most beautiful nature all around create an unique synergy that you're going to love.
We started our search looking for a place for my sons to spear fish. It was my 14 year olds dream to spear fish in beautiful clear water. We found Henry's house and decided to rent it for spring break 2015. My husband and 2 of our sons, ages 14 and 16 were ready to learn. Henry helped us every step of the way to prepare for our trip. He had our spears and snorkeling gear waiting for us when we arrived and we spoke many times before the trip. I had never done vrbo outside of the US and had no idea on the logistics of getting there. He told me to get to Nassau and he would take care of the rest and boy did he take care of us. Henry picked us up at the main airport in Nassau, took us to the grocery store, liquor store, we stopped for lunch, then to the private airport. He had a pilot take us from Nassau to Black Point in a small Cherokee 6. We left the island on Flamingo Air. Both were easy and affordable. Santos picked us up at Black Point and took us to the house. The house was perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen had everything we needed. We were able to watch the NCAA Tournament in the evenings. We had internet and a phone to use if we needed to call the States. The views were amazing. I watched the sunrise on the front deck every morning with my coffee and drank wine on the back deck as the sun set over the bay with the sailboats.
We rented Henry's Boston Whaler for the week and a guide (Ralph & Marko). Ralph took us out the first 2 days and taught us how to spear fish. We caught lobster, grouper, snapper, and many other fish. Marko took us out the next 4 days as we snorkeled, spear fished, and visited all the sights - The Grotto, the swimming hogs, the iguanas, the Land and Sea Park, Compass Cay, Staniel Cay. Compass Cay has the most beautiful beach a short walk from the dock. We ordered hamburgers and hot dogs there, too. Staniel Cay has a nice lunch restaurant, The Yacht Club, and a nice grocery store that had lots of fresh fruit and veggies that had just arrived.
In Black Point, we ate 3 nights at Deshamons and hung out with the locals in the bar there. We ate at Lorraines 1 night. We bought ice cream and some staples at Adderly's grocery, though I would stop in Nassau to get most groceries.
Henry also owns the duplex next door if you need to rent additional space or see more reviews about how wonderful Henry & his place is. That vrbo number is 298921.
This is by far our best family vacation ever! We miss Marko!
One of the most beautiful places on earth! My husband and I have both been to different spots in the Caribbean and none of them come close to this place. The pictures do not do it justice. Henry's house sits on the most amazing bay (I don't really know what to call it) I have ever seen. At high tide it's a gigantic wading pool that feels like a spa. We brought floats and would relax in our giant "spa" for hours on end, admiring the beauty around us. We never got used to the view. Every morning my husband and I would wake up, look out of our bedroom door, and then at each other with a "Is this place for real?" look on our faces. It is breathtaking.
The house itself is immaculate as well. We stayed our first night in the Bahamas at a big resort in Nassau. Henry's place made the resort look like a dump. Henry did an excellent job with the finishes and decorations in the house. Everything we needed was already there and the house was impeccably clean.
Even though Henry was in Nassau for our stay, he was a wonderful host. He called every day to check in, and if we needed anything he would put us in touch with his assistant Santos, or his son, who were both on the island. Everyone bent over backwards to help us. Henry was also great about answering any questions we had in the planing stages of our vacation.
We rented a boat from Henry for the entire week we were there, something I would highly recommend. There is so much to see at the neighboring cays. We visited the iguanas, fed and swam with the pigs, swam with the sharks, went to the Land and Sea Park (what has to be some of the best snorkeling in the world), snorkeled at a sunken drug plane, held starfish, and visited a breathtaking sand bar. We had a guide take us out on the boat three days we were there, something I would also highly recommend. We tried to take the boat out ourselves one day, but the water is so clear it really messed with our depth perception. We couldn't tell if we were in water three feet deep or fifteen feet deep. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. The guides will teach you how to "read the water" and also the best route to take through the cays.
In summary, this was by far the best vacation ever! I've wanted to visit places in the South Pacific for the longest time, but no more. I can't imagine them being anymore beautiful than the Exumas. Not to mention there is so much to do and see! I think I could've stayed a year and not seen everything the Exumas have to offer!
This is the second time we have stayed in Black Point at Henry's and loved it!! We love his new house and the porch overlooking the Carribean is perfect. Aside from the standard amenities (i.e stove) the house comes with the golf cart, has a phone line in the bedroom to call back to the states., Wifi, a wasther/dryer, grill and kayak. Our little toddler (21 months old) loved the house and enjoyed running around the porch. What sets the Exumas apart from Nassau is that the Exumas are very safe, everyone is super friendly the customs stop was only 20 minutes long and there is so much to see in the Exumas. We flew via Watermakers (which we love) , Raymond "Bread Boy" picked us up at Staniel to take us over to Black Point (10 minute boat ride) and then we used Rayomond for two half days to show us around the Exumas. The Carribbean ocean in this area is very safe and shallow for little ones. We brought a floatie with a cover for our little one and she had a good time relaxing in the water!! We did bring food with us and picked up some extra snacks, ice cream and sodas at Adderly's. Everyone is so nice on the island and so accomadating. Every body knows everybody on the island and it was so nice to get away from the busy life in the states.
Henry's place on Black Point is exactly as described. It is clean and modern and has everything you need for a very enjoyable stay on the island. The views of the sunrise over the ocean in the morning and the sunset over the bay out back are a great way to start and end the day.
The golf cart got us everywhere we needed to go on the island. We found the nicest beach to be about a 15 minute cart ride from the house. To get to it, turn left on the road just before you reach the government dock. We went every day and never saw another person there. It shows up as Isaac Bay on my Google Maps if you can't find it. The beach has amazingly soft white sand which is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
We rented Henry's boat for one day and headed north to Staniel Cay and then further onto Compass Cay. This is definitely recommended. You'll probably spend around $80-100 in gas, so add that to the budget. You will get to see the sharks at Compass Cay and the swimming pigs at Big Majors Cay.
If you can bring some food with you, that would be recommended as the grocery store isn't equipped with much variety. Lorraine's was a good dining option.
Henry was excellent and always replied very quickly to any questions or concerns we had. Santos was around at night to make sure everything was OK.
Thanks for the great stay Henry!
The house is perfectly located, with an amazing view on the sea and an easy access (just a few seconds walking). The owner has been really present to help me organizing my trip (and arranged for example the picking at the airport). The housekeeper came every night to take care of the garden so very usefull in case of problems (but we had no problem during our stay) The house is very clean and perfectly equiped (TV in the bedrooms, AC...). And the view looks far better in real than on the picture, its impossible not to appreciate it
The island itself would be for people enjoying the nature (if you want a lot of restaurants and clubs just forget the place and go to Nassau!) since you will see lots of fishes such as ray , sharks, needle fishes etc...
There is a golf cart with the rental that allows to go to the restaurants and supermarket (3 restaurants and a main supermarket with limited choice, if you want specific food, bring some with you as the delivery is only once a week).
We stayed on Black Point but organized a touristic trip to the main attractions around : iguanas, swimming pigs, sharks at Staniel Cay Yacht Club. This was done with the help of the owner.
In a nutshell the island is a treasure with a wonderful sea but you need to like nature (we were the only tourists) and simple life for a few days (this is the opposite of club with all inclusive formulas!), you live like the people and to me that's exactly how I like to discover a country... The house was very comfortable we enjoyed our stay there!
We've been to the Exuma's before but haven't been to Black Point. It's an amazing place. The location of this home is incredible. The ocean just out the front door and the bay out the back door. Location of this home guarantees a great breeze all day. The owner of the home, Henry, was a pleasure to work with on this rental. He was very helpful on the preplanning and while we were on the island. The Black Point locals were extremely helpful and nice too. There's a couple of restaurants on the island and two small stores. We brought most of our food for dinner with us from the states. We rented a boat for the week we were there. Each day we would island hop, snorkel or fish. Fishing is fantastic right now. We could see this home from the ocean side when we were catching dorado. That's how close it is to fishing. The house itself is new. It appeared we were one of the first groups to stay in this home. The air conditioner works great but we left the windows and doors open all day to catch the ocean breeze. Internet wireless worked perfect all week. Without a doubt, we will be back to Black Point to rent from Henry again.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
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