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Whymms Villas - 'On-A-Whymm' - Designer Beachfront Villa - Private Pool and Boat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half Bathroom, Office - Sleeps 6

'On-A-Whymm' is a Stunning architect owned villa on sandy beach perfect for your Long Island Getaway. Professionally decorated and every amenity one would need - all overlooking your private pool to the turquoise Caribbean sea.

This is a spectacular villa with private pool on the beach. Open Floor plan with living area,

dining room and gourmet kitchen all with amazing water views. There are three bedrooms and two and a half baths as well as an office / library and laundry room. The covered porches

overlooking the pool and patios with ample outdoor seating areas and comfortable teak furnishings. This villa has its own private pool with outdoor stereo speakers and a nice grilling area.

On-A-Whymm comes with everything one could need - including your own boat - so just bring your bathing suit and fishing rod!

Located mid island in Whymms - 'On-A-Whymm' is a short drive to grocery stores, local restaurants and Island resorts should you ever want to leave the idyllic beach.

About Long Island, Bahamas: Long Island is one of the most unique islands in the Bahamas. For many people, it is considered the hidden Bahamas. On the northern tip there are dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the dark blue water where Columbus anchored the Santa Maria when he discovered the island in 1492. In his ship’s log, an entry mentions taking on fresh water, trading with the natives, and notes that this was the most beautiful island he had ever seen. The beaches are incredible. Talcum-powder fine white sand and crushed pink and brown shell cover some of the most stunning beaches in the Bahamas. The water is clear, warm, and turquoise blue. From hillside perches, where cool trade winds blow, you can look down to stretches of spectacular coast and water so pristine you can see multiple shades of blue in the depths of the ocean. Yet this island has much more to offer than its natural beauty; it is safe, easily accessible by air, close to the United States, and home to friendly English-speaking locals.

About Whymms Villas: About Whymms Villas: Whymms Villas is committed to offering only luxury villa rentals to make your vacation one to remember. Our concierge services start when you book your villa - to help with travel arrangements - provisioning your villa in advance of your arrival - airport pick-up - arranging for a rental car - mid week maid service (or more often for a fee) - scheduling massages, bonefish guides, snorkeling or diving excursions, deep sea fishing, restaurant reservations (or a local chef to come to your villa and prepare a Bahamian dinner!) whatever you need to make your trip a truly relaxing, stress free vacation.

More Details

Carol - Whymms Villas
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Carol - Whymms Villas

I'm a semi-retired architectural / interior designer / builder from the Northeast now enjoying my new lifestyle in the Bahamas. Taking care of my beachfront rentals and guests is my new job (though it doesn't feel like a job!) and introducing many to Long Island for the first time. I enjoy this slice of heaven with my 2 Jack Russells - Sketch & Nikko

Carol - Whymms Villas purchased this villa in 2005

Why Carol - Whymms Villas chose Bahamas

I chose Long Island first for this beautiful beachfront parcel I was able to purchase. I wanted to design a villa that was one's own private resort! Second was for the natural beauty of Long Island and the relaxed pace one finds here - a perfect backdrop for getting away from it all - and finally the people here - the friendly nature of Long Islanders is such a welcome feel and the the vibe on Long Island is second to none.

What makes this villa unique

What's unique about 'On-A-Whymm'? EVERYTHING - ! If you are looking for all the conveniences of home (and then some) mixed with island style set on an idyllic beach - then come see us. You'll see why we think 'On-A-Whymm' is very special.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Whymms Villas - 'On-A-Whymm' - Designer Beachfront Villa - Private Pool and Boat
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

On purpose for On-a-Whymm

  • 5 of 5

On-A-Whymm was Wonderful! Beautifully designed and well appointed home with a stunning beach side location. Carol was great in arranging all aspects of our stay, making everything easy and enjoyable - from stocking the fridge, to guides, taxi, rental car, and things-to-do. It was very hard to leave our beach, yard, pool, and back porch but exploring the island was fun. We have stayed in several home rentals on several of the out islands, but found this place the best!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim! It always makes me smile when I hear that we have met or exceeded your expectations and equally great to hear how much you enjoyed Long Island!! It's a special place indeed so now you are "in the know". Hope to see you on the beach again soon! My best, Carol
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Tropical island + impeccable home = grand vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Carol, you helped me provide the impossible... a family vacation that satisfied everyone! It's difficult to find a vacation spot that is entertaining enough for teens/ young adults (without the "resort" vibe) & relaxing enough for everyone else. "On-a-Whymm" provided both! Between the boat and the kayaks... the beaches and the restaurants... we were lulled into blissful happiness quickly. Long Island is magical and Carol thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. When our family discussed where to go for next year's family vacation... it was unanimous! See you next year, Carol!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura - so glad we made you look like a star!!! It was also great to introduce the guys to boating so now they will be pros upon their return. Looking forward to seeing all of you again - Cheers, Carol
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AMAZING!! Unlike any vacation we have ever done!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I travel 3 weeks a year and have been to some pretty impressive places. On-a-Whymm is definitely one of the best! Cannot wait to go back!! Carol has thought of everything! The home itself is beautiful...extremely clean...with a lot of extras. Both suites have an outdoor shower, the kitchen is large with everything that you need besides the food, outdoor grill, warm yet refreshing pool....and the beach.........that's the best part! We used the larger boat to snorkel and fish off of the keys, which is a must! I honestly could go on and on, but I kinda want to keep this our secret, lol, so it's available when we can come back....which will be soon!!

Carol, the the nicest lady ever! She will be in contact with you any time needed and answers emails and phone calls right away. Such a treat compared to other places that we have tried. Even the locals love Carol! The couple that own the liquor store told us how she brought them lights and things to help them when their home was hurt by the hurricane. So awesome! Who does that?!? :) great people, that's who :)!!

We tried two restaurants on the island...Max's - a must - try the conch salad! And the restaurant at the resort near the airport, also fantastic.

If your looking for peaceful and unique, you have to try On-A-Whymm! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sooooo glad you had such a memorable visit!! We do aim to please!!! I think you were both well suited for Long Island too! Looking forward to your return in February - my best, Carol
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West Suburbs of Chicago

The best VRBO rental yet!

  • 5 of 5

"On a Whymm" is by far the best rental I've had on VRBO and I've had plenty of nice ones! It has everything one could want in a rental, comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, beautiful surroundings, accommodating owner. There was nothing that we needed or wanted that wasn't there. The house is stunning, beautifully decorated and well designed to provide privacy if there are more than one couple traveling together. And then there is Carol, the owner, who lives nearby with her adorable dogs. She's there is you need her but she respects your privacy if you don't. I really cannot say enough good things about "On a Whymm", it's the closest thing to heaven in Long Island!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, MD, USA

Nantucket with Palm Trees

  • 5 of 5

From the time you first set foot in the foyer, everything about On-A-Whymm underlines the term ‘elegant Cape Beach Cottage’; from the restful colors, the louvered shutters, and cove ceilings, to the wainscoting on the walls and all the beach- and sea-related touches, you’d swear you were in a cottage about to look out over the gray Atlantic. But it’s even better. Instead of pines you have palm trees, hibiscus and bougainvillea instead of hydrangeas, and rather than a monochrome ocean to take in, you have the green and turquoise stripes of the Caribbean. It takes a bit of getting used to.

A lot of thought was put into making On-a-Whymm exactly right. We were two couples sharing the house, and its set-up was perfect for us: two master suites on opposite ends, divided by a living area. The kitchen, should you feel the urge to cook, has upgraded everything, and there’s also an outdoor grill. If you can get past the pool without stepping in, it’s about 15 steps from the porch to the beach. Along the way you will find all manner of lounge chairs, and tables (thank you….tables!!) for drinks.

The villa itself is extremely well furnished, with more than enough cookware, dishes, glasses, and gadgets that you never knew you’d need. There are more books here than you could read in a year, with enough bookshelves to rival a small town library. More than a few are of the history of Long Island so you can learn as you go, and maybe you can still meet some of the people on those pages on your trip around the island. There is also Wifi that works well all around the house and outside.

Carol is a delight to work with; she lives nearby should you need something, but otherwise you won’t see her. She even arranged for our rental car and had it in the driveway when we arrived.

The villa and the experience at On-a-Whymm are both 5-star.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream home vacation

  • 5 of 5

On-A-Whymm has likely ruined me for other southern vacations. The photos show a beautiful home. The perfection that is On-A-Whymm has to be experienced in person to truly appreciate what a gem it is. My husband and I, and my brother and his wife, had the fantastic opportunity of enjoying a week in On-A-Whymm on Long Island in the Bahamas. The owner, Carol, has included every single thing in this property to make a vacation here your best ever. The home, with its exquisite attention to detail, it's delightful location directly on the beach, it's perfectly sized pool and pool deck, it's outdoor and indoor eating options - all add up to one spectacular holiday. I've rented properties in other locations, and stayed at many 5 star all inclusive resorts throughout the Caribbean. On-A-Whymm tops them all. If you can arrange a stay in this beautiful piece of paradise, I encourage you to do so. You will NOT be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Stella Maris (SML)
Car: recommended

Long Island is located 165 miles southeast of Nassau, Bahamas. Daily flights are available. Flight time is approximately 45 minutes. On Long Island there are two very different coasts, 'On-A-Whymm' is located on the one with soft white beaches and the other with rocky headlands that descend suddenly into the ocean. The terrain varies from sloping hills in the north to low hillsides, with numerous limestone caves, fading into flatlands in the south. Long Island stretches over 75 miles, with many small settlements along Queen’s Highway. The scenery from the highway changes from old buildings surrounded by stone walls, to beautiful beaches with calm blue water. One can spend the day on a remote beach with complete privacy, or tour the island and shop for pottery, woven goods, or fresh fruit. Go to lunch at an authentic island conch bar serving fresh fish, conch, and lobster. Take the time to meet the locals, becoming one with the island.

Other Activities: World Class Bone Fishing and Professional Guides Available


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Refundable damage deposit $800


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Long Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom - Queen 4 poster bed, walk-in closet and private bath with indoor and outdoor shower Guest Room 1 - Facing Pool and Water - Queen bedded guest room with attached shared bath. Guest Room 3 - Two twins beds with attached shared bath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Fully Air-Conditioned. Kitchen with DW, Viking gas range,microwave, frig & wine captain. Laundry room. Whole House stereo, Sat TV with surround sound, DVD player. Phone, internet access. Water by reverse osmosis. large SS gas grill,teak patio furniture, pool floats, cooler, beach chaises and umbrellas. Living Room, dining room; kitchen; powder room, covered porches. Laundry Room. Large covered porches. Beautiful grounds and landscaping. Rental includes use of 13' Boston Whaler. Experienced boaters may upgrade to a 19' center console skiff for an additional $700 per week.

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