Why Ida Patton chose Black Point
This property sits on a hill over looking the Atlantic Ocean and the ,Carribbean Sea .The offical home of the Famous Swimming Pigs.
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Loved our 4 night stay at Ida’s cottage in Black Point.
Exactly as advertised, cottage was very comfortable and nice deck out front and in back. Views were fantastic. Took the boat trip with captain Terron as the guide, fantastic day!
Recommend a visit to Black Point and a stay at one of Ida’s cottages!!
Great week at Ida’s cottage.
Wonderful hiiltop location overlooking beautiful calm beach on one side and the rougher but also wonderful Atlantic beach on other. If strong swimmer, very nice close reefs on Atlantic side. Cottages exceptionally well maintained with all needed amenities. Definitely rent golf cart as Island itself has many empty beaches and nice spots you can go on your own (over rocky dirt roads). But also rent a boat for at least for few days to see all nearby attractions and hundreds of nearby beaches on other islands. Suggest boat guide for at least one day to show you the pigs, sharks, where get gas, and tips on navigating local water/fishing spots- Ida’s son was ours and did great job. Town has a few restaurants and grocery stores- but if staying longer definitely bring canned meats/rice/pasta. If you like to fish bring your rods (squid bait can be bought at Staniel Cay) and you will have food for the whole week. . Small town extremely friendly all of whom will know you in a few days- and as a definite plus staying at Blackpoint you avoid the uppity Yacht set crowd on Staniel. But best thing of rental is Ida herself. One of friendliest nicest people we have met. She will always go out of her way help you in any way possible.
Thank you guys so much for your review,it was a pleasure having you as our guest.You all were very friendly,co-operative left the house they way you met it.Thank you again and God Bless you .Terrance and Ida Patton.
Black Point is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The location of the cottage is perfect. You have water views from the front porch and the back deck. The water is crystal clear and the beaches are pristine. Words cannot describe how truly breathtaking this slice of paradise is. The people of Black Point are some of the loveliest, friendliest and kindest that I have ever met. Dining at Deshamons is a must! They accommodated every special request that we made. Definitely rent a golf cart. WiFi is spotty so try to unplug and enjoy the charm of this incredibly special place. A heartfelt thank you to our host, Ida, who picked us up from the airport, arranged an amazing boat tour, drove us back to the airport upon departure and went above and beyond to ensure that we had a fabulous vacation. This special place will always have a place in my heart and I look forward to returning!
Great Place we will be back.
The beach cottage was great and Black Point is so quaint and the water is the clearest I have ever seen. We rented a golf cart and I would recommend this for sure almost a necessity. We stayed a week and it did rain and had heavy winds the first part of the week but that subsided by mid week. We had to make the best of it. We did have a power outage one night and had a commutation issue with Ida but it was taken care of. We rented a boat and did the grotto and saw the pigs and iguanas. Ida packed us some food to give to both. She is really sweet. Note don't take the food out of boat on pig beach only feed the pigs once your leaving on boat. We also took the boat in a separate day down to farmers Cay and feed the turtles. Go to Ty's and have a drink and visit Roosevelt Nixon at the yacht club in Farmers Cay for lunch. Also eat at Deshamons we had fish almost every meal Simon and Diann Smith own this and they are the nicest people. Diann makes the best cakes and breads. Ida also makes great carrot cake. Also make sure you golf cart to Plain Bay beach it is the best beach in all the Bahamas. The people who live in Black Point are very nice and friendly. We can't Wait to visit again!!.
Amazing position ! Amazing host ! Amazing island living !
Ida's cottages have an incredible position on a very characteristic and charming bay that at low tide reveals many sandbars and allows for morning walks to the other side while looking for starfish and chasing sea birds ! Never seen such a place ! Moreover because they are located right were the island narrows down, depending on the wind you can walk down (few steps) to either side of the island and enjoy flat calm waters anyhow. You really have the impression to be on your own tiny island. The cottage itself is spot clean and like-new conditions. Sincerely we were not expecting such a beautiful place in such pristine state which you can call home for few days. Ida will go above and beyond to make your stay wonderful. She will arrange boat tours of Exumas cays to see pigs, iguanas, sharks, etc...at our request she managed to find fresh fish and provided a BBQ grill for us to cook it. Highly recommend renting from her a golf cart to be able to visit the many secrets and unspoiled beaches of the island. The best ones are only a short ride away and they are not to be missed. Figure incredible deserted white and rose sand beaches with a water so transparent that you can almost drink it and I admit I tasted it ! Just before sunset you have rays coming to shore on almost any beach looking for dinner and they eventually will bump into your feet if you stand still ! We visited South Pacific many times and so far this is the only Caribbean place that can compare. Please remember you are on a secluded little island in the middle of the sea not really different from being on a sailboat cruise so that you will appreciate things like internet (available via DSL and sometine subject to the wills of the elements...) and fresh water (produced by sea water desalinization) available at Ida's or being able to find (few) produces at local stores. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and I personally went unconnected for a while and totally relaxed. Many many thanks to Ida as an exceptional host. She will pick you up at the airport (well...a short landing strip...the flight itself is quite an experience) and drive you back and wait for the plane with you, just like family !
The way life should be... heaven...
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we did not have a care in the world (other than making sure you ordered your dinner the night before or the morning before you started your day). Ida and everyone on the island were just so welcoming. They made you feel right at home. We hired a captain and spent a day touring the island by boat. Saw the famous pigs, iguanas, swam with the nurse sharks, had lunch at Staniel Cay, swam at Thunderball Grotto, stopped to take pictures and walk on an amazing sand bar, stopped and picked up some amazing oversized starfish and released them back into the water. If you have the time, I highly recommend this trip as it is a day you will never forget.
The cottage location is perfect. The views were just… amazing. We spent days just lying on our chairs reading and taking it all it. Directly behind the cottage is the Atlantic side which is great for shelling and finding sea glass if that is your thing and also for exploring which we love to do. If you are internet dependent this is not the vacation for you at all. Internet at the cottage is not dependable. In town it is more reliable. This is a place to unplug and "let it go" as we kept joking all week. You will need to rent a golf cart to explore as there are some really beautiful beaches to see and spend time at while you are on BP. I would recommend bringing basics from Nassau. If you like your am coffee and half & half bring that as well as they do NOT sell it on the island. We brought bread, cheese, crackers, bagels and snack foods and what they sell in the market is basic and expensive.
Would we return, yes! Our last night on our vacation was spent at Atlantis in Nassau and we both agreed we will never be staying at a large resort ever again. We have been spoiled by the luxury and warm hearts of the people of Black Point and we could never thank them enough for making our vacation so memorable.
Thank you guys for taking the time out of your bust schedule to write this review,We are glad to know that you had enjoyed every moment of your vacation with us,We look forward to your next vacation.God Bless you .Terrance and Ida Patton.