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Wake up to the Sounds of Waves, Salutations to the Sun! With feet in the Sand, you will live like a Native here at Ryan's Ocean View...This home sits on two acres of green foliage with an elevation of 50 ft. above sea level. This gives a brilliant panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the bone fishing flats on the other - simply breathtaking! Wooden French doors on all decks makes an easy flow from indoor to outdoors. From the wrap around sun decks, sit in the hot tub and watch sail boats and yachts go by. At night, the galaxy is your theatre! Walk down the driveway to a beautiful, secluded, sandy beach - great for sun bathing or jogging.
Come snorkel in the world famous Deans Blue Hole. Then take an island tour and explore the natural caves, taste the delicious conch salad and other native dishes at various restaurants along the way. Go off the beaten paths, drive down to secluded beaches at every turn. Long Island is the place to kick back and simply be! It is safe, friendly and always inviting! Welcome to the Real Bahamas...... Come see why it is better in Long Island! ......GREAT SUMMER RATES AVAILABLE ....BOOK NOW!
There are many flights into Deadman's Cay Long Island daily....from the Capitol Nassau, Bahamas - (See Bahamas Air, or Southern Air).
There are many car rentals on the island, we would be happy to recommend a few to you.
There are grocery stores for general amentities (coffee, tea, milk,butter, eggs,etc) limited gourmet and fresh fruits, vegetables - the standard is offered.
High Speed internet connection and a cell phone is available for local calls.
We are Native Long Islanders, Bahamians who love to entertain and share our island life knowledge with our guests.... Welcome to 'A Real Bahamian' Home!
Ryan Carroll purchased this villa in 2003
Ryan's Ocean View is uniquely situated. It's a hide-away that is close to the world famous Dean's Blue Hole, restaurants and marina. The property itself is isolated, yet you are never alone.... You can watch boats sail by while relaxing on the sun deck or soaking in the hot tub.
There is always a cool & refreshing breeze blowing. The house is situated on the Atlantic ocean side of the island making it a pleasure to be out of doors every day.
We gladly join the line of enthusiastic reviews about your beautiful home.. After a lovely Christmas day with our children who live in New York, we did not need much convincing to join them on a week's holiday to The Bahamas. For all of us, it was the first time, but hopefully not the last.
There was absolutely nothing which we did not thoroughly enjoyed... Staying in your tasteful and exceptionable home. The whole island, beaches and sea right at your door step. The friendliness of our host, Ingrid as well as her daughter, the people of Long Island and last but not least the perfect climate. What a shame we missed meeting you in person Ryan. But maybe there will be another chance if you should ever travel to Germany? Thank you so much.
Our whole experience there was wonderful, except that our stay was too short! Ryan's Ocean View is a beautifully- decorated, immaculately-clean, comfortable house with all the amenities. The beds are very comfortable, with high-quality linens. It was such a nice place to come back to each evening after exploring the island. Ryan and Patrice were wonderful to deal with. Ingrid was away so we were met by Jeanette at the car rental (Unique Wheels), who brought us to the house and was a great resource for what to do on the island. We had a wonderful dinner at Rowdy Boys in the Winterhaven resort not far from the house and one of the best meals of our Bahama's trip. The best conch salad is at Max Conch Bar! We discovered Gordon's Beach and had it to ourselves all day. "THIS is paradise," my husband said when we drove up to it. We snorkeled most of the day there. Like another reviewer said, the stores are little markets but we were able to find all we needed for nice meals.
Long Island has a lot of charm and we have many quirky stories from our stay. One night we saw a black, wild pig running alongside the road, cute as can be. The next day we stopped to "talk" to a local goat, making goat sounds back and forth. The dogs there are as laid back as the people. We'd drive by them laying near the road, sunning themselves. Every day we wore bathing suits under our clothes and had our snorkel gear in the car and just drove the island, and stopped to snorkel and ooh and ahh over the beautiful beaches.
We had a great time on Long Island and staying at Ryan's Oceanview and would definitely return!
***Note: Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! The Bahamian sun is to be taken seriously, especially if you are fair-skinned like I am. Also, I did not get a single bug bite during our 8-day stay in the Bahamas. 2 weeks before the trip I started a B-Complex vitamin and a garlic supplement and also sprayed Vanilla Fantasies Body Spray (internet search said this works, so does Victoria's Secret Amber Romance) on each time we left the house. Locals use baby oil.
We had a blissful week at Ryan's Ocean View. Ingrid met us and took us to the house which sits on a bluff overlooking both the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean. The house was beautifully furnished and impeccably clean with a wide porch with comfortable outside furniture to enjoy the view and sun. Long Island experienced a horrible hurricane last October, but the island and people are recovering. The people were friendly and helpful and always made us feel welcome. We visited beaches that were stunningly gorgeous with white sand and crystal clear blue water. We visited Dean's Blue hole where National Geographic Magazine was filming for an upcoming issue, visited Santa Maria Resort and had grilled lobster and fresh conch salad, sitting under umbrellas with a gorgeous view of the ocean. This island is for those who like the quiet, natural beauty of the Bahamas with friendly people and not the crowds of larger, more populated islands.
The property is absolutely amazing! Great location and great layout... The stars at night from the jacuzzi was unbelievable!
We spent 2 weeks at the house. We read all the reviews about the house and the island. Both the house and island were what we were expecting. The house is on a small rise about 1 minutes walk to a pretty beach that is good for walking or playing but is to rough for swimming. The closet next house is on the lot next door but up at the beach, there are no houses on the other direction, so you have good privacy. The house was clean, had plenty of good quality sheets, pillows and towels.
We loved the island. It is very remote. There aren't any franchise stores. Only about half grocery stores/liquor stores/restaurants take credit cards. The "grocery stores" are more like a well stocked convenience stores at home.
We had Marcel, who owns the bar/take-with two cities south from the house, cook super for us each night and that was awesome, much easier than trying to prepare our own dinner.
Every day we had beaches to our self except when we to Cape Santa Maria which is awesome.
Returned from 9 day stay at Ryan's Ocean View. Fabulous weather, beautiful home on the water with spectacular views of the Atlantic on one side and gorgeous sunsets on the other. The house was more than we anticipated! The photos do not do it justice! Beautifully decorated, excellent location on the island. Close to activities and grocery/liquor stores. Enjoyed happy hours at the Flying Fish Marina, diving the Blue Hole. Spent a day in the northern part of the island, diving at Stella Maris, and visited the resort at Santa Maria (beautiful beach). Both worth the hour drive north. The Bahamians are very friendly and Long Island is very safe. It is more low key than its neighbors, Abaca, Exuma or Eleuthera. Wonderful place to relax and take in the beautiful scenery of the island! Excellent beaches on the island, particularly Lochibar with its own blue hole. Unspoiled and empty.
The house and Long Island are perfect. They both provided the relaxed, laid-back vibe we were looking for on this vacation. The house was very clean and had wonderful linens and amenities (washer/dryer, beach chairs, cooler and bottled water). The Wi-Fi worked great. It has a great location in being close to great beaches/restaurants yet secluded at the same time. We will definitely go back!
Dean's Blue Hole
Lord Dunmore Ruins
The Caves at Miley
Deep sea fishing
Bone Fishing at the flats
Secluded Beaches for miles around
Other Activities: Cave Exploring, Shark Feeding, Deep Sea Fishing, Crab catching (in season)
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
Prepayment via wire transfer or bank2bank transfer (50% deposit upon booking - balance 30 days before arrival)