Beachfront House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 10)
About Samantha Monson
The Applebys and Monsons have been best of friends for over 35 years in Vail, Colorado. Our children, who are now adults, grew up together. We now have a great home on the most beautiful beach in the world - a place to enjoy family get togethers completely different from the Rocky Mountains.
Samantha Monson purchased this House in 2008
Why Samantha Monson chose George Town
The first time we came to Exuma was in 1995 to invest in a resort with a golf course, marina, hotel, and homesites. The developer went belly-up, however, another developer came in and built the Four Seasons Resort and Greg Norman golf course on this property. We fell in love with the Island and its people. So in 2000 we were able to purchase our lot on Tar Bay, which is the longest sandy beach in Exuma some 2 miles of white sand and aqua crystal clear water. The beach is protected from the Exuma Sound and the Atlantic Ocean by barrier reefs and barrier Cays. We hired a Nassau architectural firm and drew up three different plans over a 4 year period. Finally, we came up with the perfect plan and built our beautiful beach house taking two years of construction. Building on the island was very arduous and time consuming since everything must be shipped via a container boat from Miami. We also had to deal with customs agents and island natives as builders. All in all it was worth it since we love 'Belle Mer Cottage.' Many of our international neighbors on Exuma consider our home the most beautiful on Tar Bay.
What makes this House unique
The beach house has two identical master suites for the two owners. We also have two additional master suites upstairs and an overflow bedroom above the garage. Each suite has a flat screen TV and king bed with wonderful bedding. The great room has a 58 inch smart HD television capable of accessing your own internet-based accounts (e.g., Netflix and Amazon Prime), Blu-ray, Nintendo Wii, iPod docking station, and WiFi. The kitchen is all stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, double refrigerators/freezers, beverage center, oven range, microwave and all small appliances (e.g., coffee maker). We love to cook and grill at the house since we have what we consider the best view on the island. Our veranda has large comfortable soft seating with the beautiful white sand and lapping aqua water within 40 feet from the steps. The outside shower is a real treat after spending time in the ocean. Belle Mer Cottage is only 3 miles from Georgetown International Airport, 4 miles from GeorgeTown with great local restaurants and island bars, and 5 miles from the Sandals Resort with a golf course and casino. Belle Mer is paradise on the friendliest Island in the Bahamas. Come join us and leave your worries at home. Welcome to Great Exuma! Your Hosts, The Applebys and Monsons
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
- Please see owner's stated policy. Of note, cancellations received in writing at least 90 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
Beautiful Villa on a gorgeous beach.
Beautiful Villa on a gorgeous beach. Very helpful owner.
9 Amazing days at Bel Mer
Our first visit to Exuma, and what a perfect house to have picked! The beach is beautiful, the house is perfect, very well equipped, each bedroom was nicely done. Perfect location to town, airport and other beaches. We will definitely be back, can't go wrong staying here at Bel Mer!
Return visitor !!!!
Belle Mer Cottage always feels like home.
Without the snow !!!
This was our 3 rd or 4th visit .. losing track...
The house has everything you need for an island get away ! Norm the property manager is wonderful! The owners are also wonderful to deal with.
The beach is a 10 out of 10 on all scales ...
It ticks every box...
Our boys 11 & 13 enjoyed all the water toys the house had to offer.
Cooking some meals in that beautiful kitchen that faces the blue ocean certainly was amazing.
Until the next visit ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Spacious, clean and well appointed house. Absolutely incredible beach and view from the living room and bedrooms. Good location convenient to George Town and all points north. Couldn’t recommend it more. The only downside is that we had to leave.
Magical Family Vacation
Our stay at Belle Mer was nothing short of perfect! The house is large and fit our two families of four very comfortably. We could've had another family! The house has been renovated very nicely and the kitchen is stocked for making meals at home. The beach is your backyard and the house comes with many water toys. The beds and linens are comfortable and everything worked well. Book Belle Mer and you will have a truly relaxing vacation!
We provide a welcome packet upon booking with insider tips for the home and island.