|Space||1,860 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Stunning new beauty brings the colors of the aqua colored sea inside the house in a cozy contemporary setting. Professional decorated. A complete 1740 sq ft home plus separate laundry room. There is an optional 1 king bedroom, 1 1/2 bath separate complete guest cottage with additional foldout chair/bed in great room of 500 sq ft. for additional fees ($200/night). Both with all the amenities, built with 'green building materials'. Sports toys: kayaks with lifevests and dolly, boogie boards (adult/children), snorkel equipment and sand buckets/pails, etc. for the kids. There are also many folding beach chairs and large lounge chairs to take the short walk to the beach. Beach towels and bathrobes provided.
Home includes complete laundry room with full size appliances; large flatscreen tv in every major room; with Blue-ray players. Two master bedrooms, one with oversized tub. Both have private showers and separate toilet rooms in each suite. These suites have a separate desk/vanity with another in the great room. Dramatic 20 ft tall detailed ceiling in one master bedroom and great room. Eat at the dining table or at the huge island bar. Beautiful separate outdoor shower. Fully stocked kitchen with the best of amenities and all appliances ever needed! Enjoy all this on one level and every bedroom has total privacy with each location. Need more beds? Just use the queen sofabed in the great room complete with thick foam pad that even makes a floor comfortable! Extra seating areas along with the entertainment seating in the great room. You are never crowded in the extra large great room.
If you have seen the sandals commercial, you have seen our beach without all the people. Private gazebo, shared by the 4 completed individual custom homes next to the beach with table/chairs in a covered setting to watch the kids play in the water or enjoy your lunch as you watch the waves. Beautiful views as you lounge on our 30 ft deck at our villa or inside on the sofa's and ottomans. Complete outdoor furniture setting with sofa sectional, tables and chairs to accomodate you and your guests/family. Everything new! R/O filtration system to provide filtered water at the sink. Large gas barbeque on the patio for your use. Wifi. HD Satellite TV. Beach towels and all linens provided.
We have, at considerable expense, installed full satellite TV in HD, which is rare on the island. You can hook right up to your netflix account or view the many free channels provided on satellite. All TV's operate separately and can receive the channels indivually, so go to your corners and watch your favorite programs without disturbing anyone! We also have a fabulous sound system to enhance your movie viewing or listening to the music channels throughout the house.
We have a portacrib and high chair for your little ones and have toys and games for all ages. There is individual "climate control" in each room with remotes so you can control your comfort zones! Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and great room to further enhance the breezes. We also have ceiling fans on our open porch for those still nights.
You will find an electric fireplace in the larger master bedroom, providing a romantic touch in the evenings. There is also a unique rocking chaise in this room to delight any fan of the contemporary! It is a great spot for reading or lounging.
This house is so insulated, it provides complete privacy between the rooms. A great place to be able to leave your guests in the next room and enjoy a quiet nap while they watch their favorite movie from the sofa's or in their own room.
The home is built with special energy efficient materials from Gigacrete in Las Vegas. (you can look them up online to get more information). This provides a quiet environment with a natural cooling capability.
Ralph is a retired fire captain and Marna is an interior designer. This is the second home we have built and the first vacation home. We lived in Southern California
between LA and Santa Barbara in Camarillo where Ralph farms avocados and recently purchased a home in Las Vegas!
Marna DeVane purchased this villa in 2014
We had traveled the world looking for the best beaches and when we discovered Exuma, we found the most beautiful beach with the whitest sand, most captivating aqua warm waters and we knew we had found our paradise on which to build our dream vacation home. We were compelled to build it and we want you to find the tranquility and beauty we did.
You can't take your eyes off the beautiful aqua waters as you enjoy sitting on your deck or walking the empty beaches or swimming in the crystal clear waves. Enjoy the great restaurants nearby or order some takeout or cook something in your very own complete kitchen with both electric or induction cooktops or microwave or electric oven. There are many water adventures to enjoy to see the many features of the surrounding islands with swimming pigs, starfish, swimming with nurse sharks, feeding stingrays or just see where 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and James Bond movie, 'Thunderball' was filmed. Great places to snorkel, scuba dive, fish, or just enjoy the boating excursions.
We stayed at the end of Feb. 2017.
We have rented on VRBO in the past with mixed outcomes. I think the description and photographs of this home are very accurate. The reviews you read are also what you should expect, this is a very well appointed property. The kitchen is all you could ever ask for, the beds are very nice and televisions in every area. This property is in a good location to see the island from end to end, nice area with a great beach.
Marna is very prompt and informative, she made sure everything was as it should be.
We had a power outage that lasted a little while one day, that can happen on an out island. Marna kept in touch with the property caretaker and us to make sure all was well. She even went as far as making sure we were reimbursed for any food items we lost due to the outage. Thank you very much Marna, that was a very nice gesture.
It had been four years since we were on Exuma, the island is still a beautiful place. You will find some of the best beaches and the most beautiful water colors you will ever see.
This is a great place, we will be back.
I can highly recommend Aqua Dreams! We spent a fabulous vacation there and experienced the best vacation ever. Marna was terrific supplying us with all the information we needed and loved our tours and trips. The best part was the beautiful house and beach...It was difficult to leave either just to tour around the island. Am going to go home and redecorate with teal blue!!! Thank you so much Marna!
This home couldn't have been better. It was so comfortable, we took naps on the sofa's!
Everything was supplied and we didn't lack for anything. The kids had to try on the robes and
the outdoor shower. My wife couldn't believe how beautiful the house is and Marna did
a great job decorating. I enjoyed the privacy of each bedroom and how quiet the interior is.
We spent lots of time on the most beautiful beach and we never saw anyone on it, but us!
Thank you Marna for all your ideas as we took advantage of the restaurants and shopping and managed to do quite a bit of barbeque-ing. Hope to come back soon!
Aqua Dreams was clearly built and decorated with love. The house has everything you could need in a vacation rental with thoughtful touches. Marna was easy to book with and very accommodating.
The house was very beautiful, clean, spacious and comfortable for our family of 5. More than enough room. The house is well stocked with extras, for the just in case situation. We were there for 12 days and it felt like home, everything one could hope for while on vacation. The house is in a great location for exploring the entire island. Marna is wonderful and very easy to communicate with including quick responses. It was our first trip to Exuma and she was more than helpful with ideas.
Marna and Ralph made our trip that much more enjoyable! The house was amazing and had all the comforts of home with every kitchen gadget and staple items that you would never expect in a rental home. Beach access was great and local knowledge of the owners made for a special boat charter with Dallas of Out Island Adventures possible! Their response time with questions was almost immediate which made for a stress free vacation!
We will definitely return!
Short walk to the beach with boogie boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, building sand castles, shell hunting, sunbathing, many excursions to see swimming pigs, starfish, feed the stingrays, pet nurse sharks, visit thunderball cave, walk on sandbars, fishing for many types of fish, lobster, whale watching, bird watching, and shopping.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
If Optional Guest Cottage is desired to be included in rental, an additional charge of $800 for the week will be charged. Anyone reserving with over 9 people will be charged an additional $150 per week.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.