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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea

Gerryanne Porter

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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Gerryanne Porter

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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

Great Exuma House Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous, Unique, Spacious, Beachfront Home

With ample space to unwind and plentiful amenities, AquaTerra is carefully planned to cater to every whim and encourage relaxation.

Sun-bleached stucco, indigenous wood tones and contrasting colours exemplify the breezy Caribbean style. The natural sand, water and wood hues take centre stage to inspire leisure in this amazing beachfront home.

The ICF-constructed, hurricane-proof home offers 5,200 sq. ft. of living space. The open-concept great room lends itself to connecting with friends and family, accented by a vaulted ceiling set off by rich, mahogany beams. In this room, cooking, eating, watching TV and playing games is possible, with the living room boasting a large sectional, a 46” flat screen TV, satellite, DVD player, IPod sound system and WiFi.

The kids will enjoy unwinding in the airy 500 sq. ft. loft with a sweeping bird’s eye view of the great room below, as well as the ocean.

The gourmet kitchen, tastefully done in soothing shades of whipped cream and espresso beans, centers around a large island perfect for prepping, serving and reconnecting. All appliances are stainless steel and the kitchen features a five-burner gas cooktop, a built-in oven/microwave combo, a dishwasher and a large French door refrigerator and freezer with ice and water dispensers. Washer and dryers are located in a separate out-building only steps from the house.

Everything needed is waiting for you. The cupboards are filled with tableware, glassware, flatware and melamine for indoor and outdoor use. The pantry is stocked with a large array of sleek, modern small appliances, as well as cooking and baking supplies. It’s ready for you to harness your Caribbean kitchen creativity!

Sitting down to a meal is an experience unto its own, as the dining room comfortably seats eight to 10 people and looks out on the patio and ocean.

The patio itself overlooks the pristine “exuma blue” ocean and features a 24' x 24’ (optionally heated) saltwater infinity pool an 8' x8' (heat included) hot tub. A cabana houses a powder room, an outdoor kitchen and grill, a dining area and a lounge situated under an 800 sq. ft. deep roof, which provides protection from the elements and allows everyone to take in amazing views.

The home offers six spacious bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms feature a king bed , large closet and a flatscreen TV, while the remaining bedroom features two twin beds that can be converted to a King if needed, closet and a flatscreen TV. Note: The main floor bedroom is wheelchair accessible. The king rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with porcelain-tiled walls, large shower and double sinks. The twin room has a tub and shower combo, porcelain-tiled walls and large single sink. Both bath and beach towels are provided, as are a hair dryer and vanity accessories in each ensuite.

Rich mahogany and rattan, along with cool cotton furnishings, provide a comfortable, relaxed, tropical atmosphere. Feel the ocean breeze and the soft, powdery sand … and please remember to exhale!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gerryanne Porter (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2015

About Gerryanne Porter

Aqua Terra is the result of a long personal and business relationship between the Porter and Perry families. Agreed to over a handshake at lunch in Kingston Ontario in 2013, the Porter's and the Perry's set out to redevelop an existing beachfront home and turn it into a vacation rental property they would be proud of.

Todd Perry's engineering background, coupled with Randy Porter's residential construction abilities were an excellent compliment to each other. Once Gerrryanne Porter and Tina Perry agreed to the style of the furnishings and interior, Gerryanne embarked on the journey of researching, selecting and coordinating the set-up of not only the furniture but the linens, small appliances, kitchen amenities and art work that make AquaTerra a very well equipped truly unique vacation property. Having spent months on the island during the construction process Gerryanne is able to answer any and all inquiries about the property and the island in general. Tina Perry brings her financial management abilities to the table keeping a handle on the business side of the unique and beautiful adventure we call AquaTerra.

The Porter's and the Perry's hope that everyone who stays at AquaTerra sees the beauty of the island and the experience at the home as everything they expected and more.

Gerryanne Porter purchased this house in 2013

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights
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Reviews

5
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Stittsville, ON
5

Simply the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this place 6 stars I would. Everything about this rental is first class. I have rented many places on VRBO and this one is the best yet. It is better than the pictures. It has everything you could ever need including dual washer and dryers. Why go to Sandals when you can have your own private resort. The owners are a pleasure to deal with and we have already booked a week for next year...love this place!! Great Exuma is a fantastic island to visit. The locals are very friendly and you feel very safe. All the restaurants we dined at were outstanding. Be sure to take a boat tour with Evvie at Island Boy Adventures...he will take you to heaven!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our "heaven on earth" . Great to get away from those cold Canadian days and soak up the sun and relaxation of Exuma! Hope you can return again.
Northern Ontario, Canada
5

Winter escape

  • 5 of 5

Anticipating the "cousin" of Polar Vortex in 2015, a sunny break in the Bahamas was welcomed. Aqua Terra in Exuma stands alone for all it has to offer - accommodations, amenities and ambience add to this perfect destination.

Located off the road, and on the beach, you are greeted by the breathtaking, uninterrupted view of the ocean, with its spectacular aqua colours.

Some of the many features include a large, well equipped kitchen with all that is needed for any meal preparation. The large dining table allows for enjoyable "eat in" experience. Several comfortable and well furnished seating areas both inside and out allow for small and larger groups - again with that amazing ocean view. Billiards tables, board games and TV's are available for indoor activities.

Sleeping rooms each with their own private bath area, are well located within Aqua Terra, allowing for private retreat from the group experience. Beds are exceptional and sleep easy to come by with the quiet location and sounds of the ocean nearby. Bathrooms are well supplied, and so don't bring your hair dryer!

We enjoyed the infinity pool and spa area each day - and evening. The ocean offers crystal clear waters, warm for swimmers and paddlers, with a rock free sandy bottom that seems to massage your feet with each step. Kayaking and board paddling equipment are available, both of which I tried for the first time. The ocean offered up great body surfing opportunities right at our "door step". All great fun to add to each day!!

The owners can direct you to Island Boy Adventures for your boating interests. On our boating tour, I can confirm that yes pigs do swim, iguanas are not small creatures, and the outlying islands give new meaning to "what would I do if stranded on a desert island". Make sure Evvie takes you to the "lazy river" if you want to add to your ocean/boating experience; and stop for some snorkeling before heading back to shore.

Shopping includes local vendors showing their craft and talents, groceries, liquor stores, pharmacies and banks, all within a short 10 minute drive from Aqua Terra.

Back home and now having survived the "cousin" of Polar Vortex, the memories of Aqua Terra remain as one of my best holidays ever. This paradise by the ocean offers a perfect location to relax, laugh and enjoy the company of family and new friends, to be active each day, as you too build new memories to take back home. OUTSTANDING holiday destination!! EXCEPTIONAL!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you could escape the cold of your Canadian winter and relish in the warmth of our Exumian winter! They have a saying in Exuma....." You have to go home if you want to come back!"
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
5

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you arrive at Aqua Terra you know that you won't be disappointed. When you pull into the driveway, the lush tropical gardens set the tone for your luxurious vacation.

You enter the villa and realize that paradise awaits you. The sight line from the foyer extends to an amazing view of the infinity pool and the unspoiled beach. A view that takes your breath away! Aqua Terra is absolutely stunning inside and out. The living room and games room are comfortable and roomy. The kitchen and dining area are stocked with every item you could possibly need. The bedrooms and ensuites offer all the comforts of home; king size poster beds, TV's, huge walk-in showers. But what makes Aqua Terra the perfect vacation oasis is the outdoor living area. It is massive with comfort obviously being the owners priority. There are 3 cushioned patio sets, each facing the beach, a covered dining area, BBQ, frig and ice maker, and plenty of loungers surrounding the incredible hot tub and pool. At night, the pool can be set for a light show that is beautiful. Just steps from the pool is the unspoiled beach with an incredible panoramic view. No crowds to fight, just soft sand and waves lapping the beach. You can't help but be lulled by the tranquility of this spot. As for Exuma itself, the people are incredibly friendly, the boat tours amazing and an island to be treasured! Our visit to Aqua Terra exceeded all of expectations and a return visit is already in the making. Absolutely Paradise Found!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We found heaven when we found Exuma.........we are so glad you got to encounter it as well. Hopefully you will return soon.
Ontario, Canada
5

Swimming pigs?

  • 5 of 5

We entered the front gates of this magnificent Villa about an hour after we landed - so close to the tiny airport, car rental waiting for us at airport, and then we walked through the front door to the expanse of the entrance with a clear view of the infinity pool and ocean. WE WERE HOOKED....The Villa is huge, immaculate, loaded to the hilt with all the comforts of home - and more. All the toys you could want for every age. The ocean is "right there", about 10 feet of icing sugar sand between the steps and ocean water. We were 3 couples and 2 adult singles and still a bedroom to spare - lots of room for everyone to relax or play. Lot of towels so we just draped them over deck chairs to dry - no laundry required and because we tidied as we went, we didn't need or want the mid-week service. We took boat tours on more than one day - also one day of fishing by some - boat captain wonderful and considerate (to motion sickness!) All rooms have a 4-poster king-size bed, large TV, private huge bath/shower, and overlook either ocean or lovely tropical garden. If you have a bucket list, you won't need it after you visit here - it is a wonderful spot with all and more you want or need...a dream. And where else can you see swimming pigs...a cay with iguanas that come out to greet you... We took in some local Caribbean night life - everything so close to the Villa - a few llittle shops "in town"- oh it is a jewel of a place. There are now 2 direct flights from Toronto a week and other Delta, U.S. Airlines landed, too, but I don't know where everybody went - very quiet, non-commercial, an absolute jewel of a place. In the evening, the lights on the pool change color on timer and with the sound of the waves on shore in the darkness, you could create your own relaxation DVD. An amazing place and the owners have thought of absolutely everything to make this a paradise getaway. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well Sugarbum.......we are so glad you had a great time at our little piece of paradise! You will just have to come back soon!
5

Great time for the entire family

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is a very special place. Been to a number of villa's in the Caribbean and this one is the best. Nine adult and two children. Spa and pool where great, but we spent most the time out front in the ocean, kayak, paddle boards, swimming. Would recommend taking any type of boat tour. The locals are a blast to be around very fun and accommodating. Ester and Travis where great thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our piece of paradise and on the great island of Exuma!
Gananoque ON, Canada
5

Great Villa for an amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We returned a couple weeks ago from Aqua Terra and our vacation was everything and more than what we expected. It started with a meeting with the Villa Manager, whom always went above and beyond to make sure we were settled and taken care of. The pictures don't do this villa justice, so if you think the pictures are amazing your breath will be taken away from the minute you walk into the villa. The rooms, the view, the pool, the ocean, I could go on and on about how wonderful everything was. We used all 6 bedrooms and there was never a moment we felt 'on top of each other", which is a must when you travel with a large group. The Island is also something to experience, wonderful people who were extremely friendly and accommodating. The ONLY complaint I can make about this place was the lack of clocks in the bedrooms, and if that's the only thing I can find to complain about, then you will appreciate how well they have done with this villa. A must visit spot, would go back in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback!

Map

Chat 'N' Chill® Beach Bar & Grill
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Georgetown
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Sandals resort
Car: recommended

The Exumas are an exotic collection of dream destinations. Footprint-free beaches and ultra exclusive resorts and islands fit for celebrities make this tropical paradise an absolute gem. Here, nature outnumbers man, coastlines remain flawless and private homes play host to some of the world's most famous starts. The Exumas truly are the ultimate escape.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per night

Great Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season Rates 4 Bedroom
Nov 15 2014 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
Low Season 4 Bedroom
Aug 1 2015 - Nov 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$1,200
$7,500
 
 
High Season rates 4 Bedroom
Nov 15 2015 - Dec 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,000
 
 
Christmas / New Years 4 BR
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
10 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes If you are receiving an "instant quote" from the VRBO website, please note that this is for the default 4 room rental. Add $1,000/week for each of rooms 5 and 6. Please contact the owner to confirm 5 and 6 room quotes for all rentals . Check in 4:00 pm. Check out 10:00 am. $350 cleaning fee charged on stays of 6 nights or less.

Rentals with more than 12 people are not permitted. Call for children under 2yrs.

Call for all inquires regarding Christmas as VRBO Rate table does not show 5 and 6 room rates.

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Amenities

Great Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - Powder Room Main Floor
    Bathroom 8 - Cabana Bathroom
  • The king rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with porcelain-tiled walls, large shower and double sinks. The twin room has a tub and shower combo, porcelain-tiled walls and large single sink. Both bath and beach towels are provided, as are a hair dryer and vanity accessories in each ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This bedroom is wheelchair accessible.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , The twin beds can be converted into a king bed as needed
  • Five of the bedrooms feature a king bed, large closet and a flatscreen TV, while the remaining bedroom features two twin beds that convert to a king bed, closet and a flatscreen TV. Maximum 2 persons per room unless agreed to in writing prior to arrival.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chef services available upon request, at an additional cost. A $350 cleaning change-over fee will be assessed for stays of 6 nights or less. First Aid Kit and Defibrillator On-Site.

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