Can't say enough about our wonderful stay at Bay Watch Cottage. The property was everything we could have hoped for and more. Lovely interior and décor, all the necessary amenities and a knockout view of the bay and the privacy of our own little cove and dock to watch sunsets, have morning coffee and swim from.
Owners were welcoming and wonderful and nearby for assistance if needed, was terrific for all info about the island.
Property is really nicely located very near a well-stocked market that had pretty much everything you needed, a convenient liquor store, gas station nearby and a farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Also, the location on the property is in the middle of the island so it was easy to get to the North part of the island as well as head South.
Great restaurant about 5 miles from the cottage in Chez Pierre. Cross between French, Italian and a dash of Caribbean thrown in. You HAVE to make reservations and Don't show up late (or too early). Cape Santa Maria resort was also a nice stop for a meal and we were able to use the beach there as well. Gorgeous beach, stunning with warm, amazing blue water and sand that feels like baby powder on your toes.
Dean's Blue Hole is a must see. Great place for snorkeling, especially around the perimeter of the blue hole where the ledge is.
The island is an outer island so it is remote and doesn't have a real center, but if you are in the mode of adventure, beautiful seascapes, secluded beaches that you can have all to yourself, wonderful snorkeling, and a lot of rest and relaxing, this property and island is the right fit.
But most of all, the people of Long Island are truly wonderful, gracious and genuine people. The island is safe, welcoming and everyone is friendly and helpful. Have been to many other islands where the islanders are nice to you to your face, but then you get the feeling they are talking about you behind your back. Not the case on Long Island. Never a worry for safety and again, the people were lovely--with no exceptions.
Lastly, don't forget to bring your bug spray. You will need it for sure!