HARBOUR VIEW WINNER 'TOP VACATION RENTAL 2012/3 BY FLIPKEY

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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HARBOUR VIEW WINNER 'TOP VACATION RENTAL 2012/3 BY FLIPKEY

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1 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, ideal for 2 adults (+2 children over 10)

Harbour View is a 2 storey villa on a elevated location overlooking the Ocean and offshore islands. The entire upper level is for rent with its own entry staircase leading to a balcony with view of both the North and South sides of the island of great Exuma. The balcony is equipped with loungers and table and chairs for outside dining.

Double doors lead to the interior; turn left and you are in the lounge dining area with sofa TV and a library of books and games. The sofa converts to a twin trundle bed and the room, has its own full bathroom.

As you enter from the Balcony the kitchenette is ahead of you with fridge, electric grill-pan, coffee maker, microwave & toaster oven and sink.

Turning right from the Balcony leads to the master bedroom suite, over 28 ft long with double windows to appreciate the amazing views. The bedroom has a walk-in closet & en-suite bathroom with double sink and walk-in shower.

All accommodation is equipped with fans and air conditioning. We are proud to have been awarded 2012 and 2013 top vacation rental award by Flipkey.

Your hosts: Your hosts have many years in the hospitality business, have lived on the island for 12 years and are on-site to assist when you have questions.

The surrounding area: The villa is set on elevated ground with views of both the North and South shores of this tropical island paradise. From our own dock you can kayak across the sheltered bay to the deserted island of Moriah Cay. This large marine sanctuary is where young grouper fish, rays, turtles and conch grow to maturity. The island has miles of white soft sand beaches to walk and search for shells. Or explore the inland lake and watch the Ospreys fishing. The colors of the waters vary according to the depth, from dark turquoise to pale green. The chances are that the only footsteps you will see are your own. Rent a car and explore the island and visit the many picture perfect beaches... That's why Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed here. According to MNBC Exuma is among the top 5 tropical islands you must visit. We hope to see you.

Things to Do: Whether you sport is scuba diving or kiteboarding, snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun on a pristine beach, Exuma can provide the venue and Harbour View the setting.

You could eat out at a different restaurant every day, many located on a beach, where local fare such as Conch, either as cracked conch (fried in batter) or conch salad, or fresh grouper or lobster. If international cuisine is more to your taste we have Sandals Resort where you can get a day pass.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Don

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Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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HARBOUR VIEW winner 'Top Vacation Rental 2012/3 by Flipkey
average rating of 4.857143 based on 48 reviews
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HARBOUR VIEW winner 'Top Vacation Rental 2012/3 by Flipkey
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"Better than I could have ever dreamed!" *****

"Better than I could have ever dreamed!" *****
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
As I hesitantly write this review, mostly b/c I don’t want the secret to be out, I am flying back to atlanta. My wife and I just spent our seventeen wedding anniversary with Don and Gail at their lovely home in Hartswell, Great Exuma, The Bahamas.
First note of reflection is how nice everyone was from the grocery store clerks to the gas station attendant. The attitude of the people is genuine and sincere. Gail and Don’s apartment provides a full size frig and cooking accessories enough to prepare meals. You do need to be creative and organized with limited kitchen space but with the use of their bbq grill we pulled off some incredible dinners. One meal was fresh (some bones included) caught Grouper sourced from the beauty parlor in George Town across from the gas station. There sits a help-yourself cooler next to the cash register plumb full of fish and lobster. The other great meal we prepared was a grade Prime cut filet mignon sourced from Prime Meats and Deli. Tasted unlike anything available in the States. Was really tender and the butchers seasoning was amazing. Now for the best, Don and Gail. Their knowledge is invaluable. We could have never learned so much so quickly without their guidance. They provided the perfect situation all the way around. My wife and I had our own bathrooms, we were able to cook in the room and their top level apartment is very spacious. The elevated view of Moriah Cay is beyond words or even pictures. To wake up in the morning with the screened windows wide open, to see the ocean and to hear the ocean is breathtaking. With the vaulted ceiling and many ceiling fans the ocean breeze kept us cool and comfortable.
The best of the best was when Don toted us across the bay to a completely secluded, private and uninhabited island. You can walk the beach for miles. The first time we kayaked ourselves and next time b/c of choppy waters Don took us in his runabout. Either way, trip is maybe ten to fifteen minutes. If you want complete seclusion I told Don and Gail they should make this mandatory. We will go back to Exuma and stay with Don and Gail just to go back to that island. It’s as close to heaven as I’ve been.
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"Private apartment with spectacular ocean views."

"Private apartment with spectacular ocean views."
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
"The apartment was spacious and private. Having access to the kayak and paddles was probably the best part of our stay. We kayaked nearly every day to Moriah Cay, only 10 minutes from shore. Once on the island, we had the entire cay to ourselves where we hiked and enjoyed incredible beaches and water views. Just amazing! The apartment is several miles from "bustling" Georgetown and the tourist areas. We appreciated that very much and enjoyed that the apartment was off the highway and in a very quiet neighborhood. Gail and Don are excellent hosts. Available if you need them, but not intrusive at all. Great value for the money."
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"Don't pass up this gem!" (from Tripadvisor) *****

"Don't pass up this gem!" (from Tripadvisor) *****
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Don and Gail were wonderful hosts! They were waiting for us when we arrived and they were available at any time throughout our trip to offer suggestions and assist in planning our day. Since they know Exuma so well, we followed their advice and made sure to hit the places they most recommended and we were not let down once. Upon arriving, they gave us a tour of the beautiful villa and they had a binder made that's full of various restaurants, beaches, tours, and even a map on how to get around the island. We took full advantage of their kayaks and snorkel gear and had a blast exploring Moriah Harbour. We knocked on their door every day and they always greeted us with a friendly smile and were more than willing to assist us and chat about our adventures. They even called guides and restaurants for us to find the best prices and book our reservations. We had an amazing Christmas on Exuma and would love to come back and visit someday! Thank you Don and Gail for such a memorable experience :)
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"Lovely ambiance with a beautiful setting"

"Lovely ambiance with a beautiful setting"
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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This is the second time my wife and I have visited Harbour View and I can say that it will not be our last. The lure of deserted beaches and little uninhabited Cays to explore will be pulling me back some time in the (hopefully) not too far distant future. I can highly recommend this location to those looking for solitude, beautiful views and who also have a little spirit of adventure. Moriah Cay is a short paddle away in the kayaks provided and is a natural paradise to explore at your leisure, turquoise waters and unspoiled landscapes await. After four trips there I can honestly say I feel I have only scratched the surface, there is so much more to explore and of course there is still Man O War Cay just a short paddle beyond!!
Don and Gail are the perfect hosts, extremely accommodating to my requests (thank you again Don!) and having lived in Exuma for a long time, very knowledgeable of the lay of the land with many suggestions of different activities. A rental car is a must as you're fairly isolated in Hartswell and if further exploration of Elizabeth Harbour is desired then a boat from Minns Watersports for a day or two is also recommended.
For those who have an aversion to the commercial packaged resort experience like myself I can highly recommend Harbour View, lovely accommodation and ambiance - you'll leave a lot more relaxed than when you arrived...
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  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Harbour View is located in the perfect spot on Great Exuma ... just 5 minutes to Little Exuma, 10 minutes to Georgetown and 25 minutes to the airport.

The views of Moriah Cay from the huge balcony and massive bedroom (and comfy bed) are stunning and you can sit and watch the beautiful water change colors every few minutes. Unfortunately we didn't get to spend as much time paddling and snorkelling around Moriah Cay ... but that just gives us a good excuse to go back.

The accommodations were perfect - a spacious apartment with a huge bedroom and bathroom (we never even used the 2nd bathroom - but it was big too!) - a great location for some peace and quiet.

Don was the perfect host and helped us plan many of our days activities. They've even put together a great book about the island - what to see, where to go and how to get there . . . right down to the km! It was truly an invaluable tool to have when we were out and about exploring. We also can't thank Don enough for all of his suggestions ... if it weren't for him and all of his guidance we never would have got to see the turtles!

We had a perfect holiday ... one we'll never forget!
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Exuma International (MYEF) (GGT)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Moriah Harbour Cay
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Cheaters
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandals resort at Emerald Bay
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Turquoise Cay
Car: necessary

Our home is 60 yards from the Ocean and off the main highway. We have our own dock and kayak launch slip. We overlook Moriah Harbour Cay which is a deserted and protected marine reserve. The waters between our home and the Cays are sheltered and calm and a 10 minute kayak ride takes you to the beautiful beaches and warm turquoise waters that the Bahamas are famous for and where yours will be the only footprints. Voted one of the five best islands to live in a recent MSNBC article. The area is recognized as one of the best for Bone fishing.

Other Activities: fishing, bone fishing, kite boarding, shelling, wind surfing, snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, sun bathing, beach exploring, boat trips, kayaking, paddle boarding, perfecting the art of doing nothing!

Golf: Golf is available at The Sandals Resort at Emerald Bay

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Availability & Rates

Great Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
year round
Feb 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$180
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,100
$4,000
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

A refundable deposit of 50% of total cost is due at time of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Notes Cancellations: Cancellations more than 60 days prior to arrival will receive deposit in full less $100 Cancellations between 31 and 59 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival will not receive a refund. If a cancellation is caused by an imminent hurricane threat, then the vacation may be rebooked at no additional cost, at dates to suit both parties.
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Amenities

Great Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telescope
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have toilet, basin and shower. The master bathroom has double basin and separate walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , children must be 10 yrs or older
  • The master bedroom is over 28 ft long with double windows overlooking the Ocean and offshore islands. Air conditioned with cathedral ceilings and double ceiling fans. Has a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Perfect for two adults The second bed is a trundle bed in the lounge area and has its own full bathroom and also has air conditioning and ceiling fan. Intended for two children aged 10 or older.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • water parks
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • library
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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