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Villa del Sol - charming, beautiful villa set in a lush tropical setting.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
villa
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Clarence Town Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, sleeper in living room, 1 large bath, outdoor shower,

Villa del Sol is located on the Atlantic side of picturesque Clarence Town. The house is a modern, tastefully furnished and fully equipped, designed for easy island style living. Wrap around verandahs, natural polished pine floors and spacious rooms allow for a relaxed atmosphere and indoor/outdoor living. Set in a quiet, secure location, but close to everything you need to make your vacation special, including a variety of restaurants, shops, historical sites, beaches, marina. Panoramic views of the quaint little harbor town gives a peaceful feeling of being at home with nature. Fully air conditioned, ceiling fans, large windows and French doors allow the cool island breezes to keep you comfortable at all times. Ideal for a family or just two. Linens, towels (beach and bath), fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals or we can arrange for a cook to do so. Bikes and kayaks available at no extra cost.

Where is Long Island: Villa del Sol is located in Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas. Long Island is one of the more southern islands in the archipelago. It is an island of contrasts, featuring the rugged Atlantic coastline on the western side and powder soft beaches and the turquoise waters of the eastern/Caribbean side. The climate is gorgeous all year round, although the summers can be quite hot. It is the place for those who want something different, untouched, peaceful, natural. Most of the activities on the island are centered around the sea, fishing (deep-sea, reef, fly), swimming, snorkeling, diving or just plain lazing around on the beach, usually with no one else in sight. It is easy to get to, you can fly into one of two airports, Deadmans Cay or Stella Maris, or pull up at one of the marinas in your sea craft of choice. The weekly mail boats also provide the more adventurous a means of getting here. The perfect vacation choice for families or those who feel the need to get away from it all.

The people...: Native Long Islanders are among the friendliest folk you will ever meet. A resilient people, they have learned the art of surviving off the land and sea. Fishing is the main industry and some farming is done throughout the island. At any given time you can find an abundance of fresh fruit in season, like mangoes, sugar apples, juicy water melon, pineapples, freshly cut bunches of bananas and many others. If you are lucky you may even get invited to share a meal or two with local families. The menu of choice would be seafood, local mutton (goat or sheep) and a variety of dishes like peas n rice, plantains, etc. So for a holiday experience marked by great family fun, friendly people and fabulous food Long Island is the place.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Ramona Taylor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Villa del Sol - charming, beautiful villa set in a lush tropical setting.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
bimini, bahamas
5

Amazing Vacation & Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with this house. I honestly do not have anything negative to say.

The owners, Danny & Ramona, we so hospitable, welcoming and were always there for advice about the island. They met us at the airport when we landed and organized our rental car to be waiting for us. We then followed them to the house and were given a brief tour of the island along the way. It was a great was the get a quick introduction to the island.

The house was amazing! The house and all the furnishing are all brand-new and it showed. We had 6 people staying in the house and did not feel at all cramped. We used both the pull out sofa and the roll away bed and both were quite comfortable. The kitchen was equipped with all the basic dishes and cookware. The bathroom was quite large and very clean. There were plenty of towels and they even offer a complimentary towel cleaning service every couple of days.

I would have to say that the best part of the house is the fresh ocean breeze. The house had so many windows and door that the Air Conditioner was not necessary. It is so great to be able to have all the windows open and listen to the ocean from the living room or the amazing porch that circles the whole house.

As I said before I can't think of a single negative thing about the island or the house. It was just an amazing vacation and the perfect vacation home.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that all of our guests so far have had the same type of experience. They are always amazed at the house and how it's tucked away in it's own little space, yet so close to everything - the ocean/beach, restaurants, bars, shops - even the church of your choice! Clarence Town is a quaint, picturesque little town, with breathtaking views and you can see it all from the wrap around verandahs of Villa del Sol, a house that was designed for relaxation and rejuvenation.
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5

Beautiful Home, Great Location, Beautiful Island!

  • 5 of 5

I could not ask for a better vacation rental or hosts! They were perfect! The house was beautiful with a porch that wraps around the entire house., beautiful hard wood floors, all furniture seemed brand new, great comfy new beds/mattresses, with a new flat screen TV as well. It is very spacious with lots of amenities, full kitchen with everything you need, plenty of hot water (we had four people showering nightly with no problems), strong and fast wifi signal, and everything very clean.

We explored the whole island and were very glad we picked this location...this really is where you want to stay if you want to be near all of the best beaches on the island. Galloway, Deans Blue Hole, Lochabar, and Compass Rose (also called Lowes I believe) were all about 5-10 min away! These four have a little something for everyone (for family, seclusion, sheltered swimming, snorkeling, beautiful sunsets etc.) and were our four favorite beaches on the whole island. Avoid the resort crowds up north..this is where you want to be!!

Last but definitely not least...our hosts were second to none. They were available for anything we needed. They went way above and beyond for us and we cannot thank them enough! We did have issues with bags and our airline (Bahamas Air...there was some sort of strike...take Southern Air if you can) however Ramona and Danny set everything straight for us so we could just relax and enjoy our vacation instead of worrying or dealing with the hassle. You just aren't going to get that anywhere else! We are looking forward to staying with them again on our next visit back to beautiful Long Island!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Third stay and never disappointed...

  • 5 of 5

Great weather, great beaches and wonderful people! A feature that really impresses us and that has improved steadily over the years is the communications capability here at the Villa, The equipment onboard includes a flat panel TV with cable TV connection, local telephone and broadband internet service. We bring our laptop computer, Vonage Adapter and phone and miscellaneous cables, such as an HDMI cable. The bottom line is capability for Cable TV, DVD, CD, Internet Radio, local phone, International phone, all with about a 20-minute set-up/tear-down cycle. This indoor capability offers a perfect complement to the great variety of outdoor activities here on Long Island.

Leo and Julie Marcoux

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leo and Julie have been staying at the Villa for the last 3 winters - 6 weeks at a time. They are great guests, more like family now. We pop by from time to time to make sure everything is going well and it is so wonderful to hear the lovely music as Leo enjoys his concerts via his terrific communications set up. Because of the unique location of the house, there is no chance of disturbing anyone and so the sound of the beautiful classical music adds another dimension to the lovely surropundings. As Leo mentioned, we've now added cable TV for those guests who might want to catch up on the news or watch a movie, even though there is a DVD player with a selection of up to date movies also. Free internet access and exceptional cellular service is also a huge hit with most folks. The view of the ocean from the verandah promises many opportunities to eplore the abundance of gorgeous beaches nearby. So come, stay for week or stay for a day, but come and see us anyway!
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5

Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We found the house as described in the web. We felt there being at home, relaxed atmospere, spacy rooms, quiet neigbourhood. Well equipped kitchen, shower outside. Many thanks to Ramona & Dan who helped us getting the perfect start in Long Island. This was our first time in the Bahamas. When we come back to Long Island, we will stay again in Villa del Sol!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to welcome Thorsten and Heiko as guests at Villa del Sol. They truly enjoyed their stay at the house and their overall visit to the island. Dan and I enjoyed spending time with them and helping them to make the most of their time.They enjoyed the warm summery weather and the quiet and privacy of the house - great guests! Wuld love to have them back anytime. Thanks Guys.
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4

Very Satisfied and to the NExt

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful Accommodations, private, and clean. Ramona and her husband are very charming and personable. The beach is close by and restaurant too.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Demetri. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed the house and would be delighted to welcome you back any time. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year from Danny and Ramona.
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5

Perfect Anniversary getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Ramona and Danny, were so welcoming, helpful and accomodating. The Villa del Sol is the most comfortable home we have rented, the beds were sooo comfy and linens very fresh and like home! We rented a car arranged for us (very reasonable) and visited one or two new gorgeous beaches every day, many times we were the only people on the beach. We explored every day and in the late afternoon at cocktail time, we used the coolers provided and took beer or rum and snacks to enjoy on the beach...it was bliss! We bought really fresh, caught that day, Yellow tails, snappers and groupers to cook on the outdoor gas grill...best fresh fish ever! The mosquitoes are a bit of a bother after sundown but there was plenty of insect repellent provided. All in all if you want comfort, friendly welcoming islanders, laid back find your own entertainment on the beach, or fishing, or snorkeling, or sleeping, being bone idle in total bliss...this is a place for you. It was a really relaxing and renewing

7 days for us.

We will return! Thank you to Ramona and Danny, you are the best hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Lalita and Duffy. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Long Island and your stay at Villa del Sol. It was great that you came to Long Island to celebrate such an important event and we are delighted to know that you had a great time. It is good to know when visitors like yourselves find our island welcoming and relaxing. It was really nice meeting you both and we do look forward to your return. You were great guests and we would love to have you come again - anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Deadmans Cay Airport
Car: recommended

Villa del Sol is located in historic Clarence Town on beautiful Long Island, Bahamas. Easy access to the world famous Deans Blue Hole, the deepest Blue Hole in the world. 2 minutes to the nearest beach, 5 minutes to Flying Fish Marina. Your choice of restaurants, shops all within walking distance. A 10 minute drive to a number of powdery white beaches and the clearest aquamarine water in the world. Ideal location for any type of fishing, deep sea, reef, fly. Or diving at the Blue Hole. Great for a family getaway.

Other Activities: kayaking, bird watching, fishing, boating

Rates & Availability

Clarence Town Villa Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,000
$3,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Clarence Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , privacy
  • The bath is large, with a jetted tub and shower. Linen, storage closet contains additional supplies, including extra towels, sheets, toilet items, iron, ironing board. Gorgeous ceramic tile throughout, conducive to total relaxation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms feature queen sized sleigh beds with super comfortable pillow top mattresses. French doors open out onto the cool wide veranda.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking is allowed on the outside or the veranda. The house is built up so access is via a short set of stairs so it might prove difficult for elderly or infirm. No wheelchair access. Internet access is available, but no computer is provided. Laundry facilities are off site. We will pick up once weekly and return by afternoon.

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