We had the fortune to spend 6 amazing days in the most secluded cove on Long Island. This REALLY is your very own private beach. The photos of this place simply cannot do it justice. I have never seen so many colors of blue in my life. Everything from setting up the booking to checking out was perfect. Brian and Laurel were great to do business with. Emails were answered almost immediately with well thought out, informative responses. The guide to the island and home they provided us was the most detailed guide I have ever received for a vacation rental. They thought of everything. The nearby caretakers, Mark and Jill were amazing too. Very welcoming but also totally respected our privacy, so the best of both worlds.
To say the house is well stocked would be an understatement. We could have thrown a huge party for dozens of people, though there were only two of us with the run of the entire place. They really do think of everything. There was enough snorkeling gear to supply a small army so you don’t need to bring anything with you. The large screen projector upstairs was such good quality hi def I felt like we were at the theater.
The beach is simply perfect. The water was so calm it was like a giant swimming pool full of fish. We saw a HUGE ray and lots of other fish. Interesting snorkeling along the entrances to the cove where the topography made it very scenic. I am sure there were a lot of other things to see on Long Island, but we couldn’t leave the cove. It was just too perfect. The cabana on the beach even has electricity and a ceiling fan! At night, the stars were spectacular. We had a moonless night so that and the lack of any light pollution made star gazing the activity of the night.
One night we hired a local Bahamian lady to cook for us. It was one of the highlights of our trip, conch chowder, lobster tails and pasts. Plus she was a delight. Otherwise the kitchen was actually nicer than the one in my home so if you want to DIY, this place is great. Gas grill right outside the kitchen and a charcoal grill on the sand in the cove!
If I could give this place 10 stars, it would be more appropriate. Go, get off the beaten path and relax. I can still hear the gently lapping waves.