Julie's place is low maintenance and cosy with a fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, ceiling fans and airconditioning so it definitely met the needs of my family of 5 for 9 days.
Julie arranged airport pickup and took us to the grocery store and laundromat (she can also arrange for someone else to do your laundry) which was great. Julie kept in contact regularly.
The Ardastra Zoo is a few minutes walk away, the kids will enjoy the flamingo show and feeding the rainbow lorikeets. There is also cricket or the cricket club for a meal and Fort Charlotte is in walking distance too.
Fish Fry is a 5-10 minute walk at the end of the road, it has a great selection of seafood restaurants and although everyone claims to be the original Fish Fry, we recommend 'Oh Andros', large servings of food for the same price as the others. You have to try the conch fritters and grilled lobster tail.
You can catch a #10 or #12 jitney (mini bus) from Fish Fry to go east downtown (different museums and shops) or west to go to various beaches (like Cable beach) or the airport. The #12 can take you all the way to Clifton Heritage Park, snorkeling in the underwater sculpture garden. It usually costs $1.25pp per ride, a little more if you go far. They stop running at 6.30pm.
We hired a car for a couple of days just to explore at our own leisure, loaded up with our beach gear and the cooler from the house to visit other beaches at Paradise Island as well as just driving along the coast (visit the Rum Cake Factory!). Hire online, it is more expensive to hire over the phone or as a walk-in. Julie provides a car space.