|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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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 ($300/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 have oversized tub in one master bath, 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 outdoor shower.
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 the 30 ft deck 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. 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 live in Southern California
between LA and Santa Barbara in Camarillo where Ralph farms avocados.
Marna DeVane purchased this house 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.
Marna was most helpful and answered all of my questions before I arrived at her beautiful AQUA DREAMS home. Everything is white and clean and has most everything you need for daily living. The beds are fantastic and I have had back surgery so that was a huge plus for me. The beach was totally peopleless and great for pictures with the white clean sand and the teal waters. The whole time there was spectacular. It is one floor so no steps which was nice for an older person. You have everything right at your finger tips. We went to the butcher shop she recommended and we had prime rib that was better than the top ten steak house here in Minneapolis, MN.. Could not believe it. We grilled each night. All the Bahamians were so polite and nice to us. Captain Andrew Clarks, Comfort Tours, took us on a private boat tour and we swam with the pigs and fed the iguanas and stopped at the blue hole to snorkel . A wonderful vacation...restfull for sure.
We just returned from a week long visit to the Exumas. We stayed in Aqua Dreams and it was great. We were two families, each with two teenagers. (14,15,17,18) When we arrived Desirine was finishing up cleaning and it was spotless upon entry. Plenty of everything! Towels, beach towels, beach chairs and toys, kitchen utensils, you name it~ it's there. - (if you are a serious snorkeler, bring your own). We needed some instruction pertaining to tv and a/c units and Norm was at our service. The owner, Marna, is phenomenal, she has lots to share about the island and all the activities and attractions that surround you. She was always quick to respond and kind and generous with her knowledge. ~ The house is beautiful. Initially we were surprised to see a house in between us and the beach, but within the first day we were not disappointed. We enjoyed the gazebo every morning and evening. And never felt far from the beach. It still feels like you are oceanfront. ~
The beach is extremely private. The rocky outcropping down the beach is beautiful and interesting to explore. We were unable to paddle to the island due to a nice breeze all week... however, I understand other months its very accessible. The location of Aqua Dreams can't be beat. In the middle of the island and close to the airport. Car rental is a necessity I think. We used Airport Rental. So much exploring to do. I would highly recommend this property to others. You can't beat the value for what you receive from Aqua Dreams and we priced a lot of properties. The value of a responsive home owner/manager is priceless. We rented a boat from Mins for two days. We took a full day excursion with Roberts Island Adventures. Ate at Catch a Fire, excellent. ~ explored lots of beach access pull offs - none were disappointing. Thanks Marna, for providing a dream vacation! Put the Exumas on your bucket list!
We stayed at Aqua Dreams mid June 2016 and we loved the house, decorations and fully equipped kitchen. The beach was beautiful and mostly ours but it is shared among a small group of houses.
Nicely furnished and kitchen is well-stocked with cooking utensils.
Bathrooms are large and lots of towels.
Property is close to nice beach ( 100 yards )
Patio was nice with ceiling fans
Property manager was great as well the housekeeper.
the gas grill worked great.
Cons: There is a small guest house on-site that the owner rented out the same week to a family of 4. We had people walking on the property regularly and sitting on our back porch one afternoon using the wireless internet.
If you want total privacy, you will want to make sure the guest house is not rented out.
We had an amazing week in Exuma staying at Aqua Dreams! The home was so well appointed and comfortable that it made staying there feel like home. We loved the location ! It was only steps from the practically deserted and gorgeous beach! We even used the kayaks that are available to go to the island that's about a mile away. Marna was so helpful with regards to everything including helping us find a rental car and a fishing trip. We used Exuma Water Sports to go on a half-day excursion to see the swimming pigs, the iguana's and tour the different islands . We would definitely recommend Aqua Dreams to any of our friends as the perfect place to stay in Exuma!
Marna was a wonderful host, and was very attentive to our needs. We planned a last minute trip to Exuma, and Marna and her housekeeper, help us greatly with getting us settled during a holiday weekend. The cottage is steps away from a beautiful secluded beach. It is in wonderful condition and the perfect size for a large family or two smaller families. Its appliances are all new and the house is well stocked for a beach vacation. We rented a car to get around on the island and chartered a boat and guide for day trips fishing, snorkeling and beach hopping. Marna will give you great recommendations for eating, tours, charters, grocery stores, etc. I would not hesitate to return here again.
July 16th - July 22nd, 2016
Awesome vacation at this location in Exuma, Bahamas. Water was a bit rough so we could not use the kayaks at all, but the beach was beautiful. We rented a boat for a day which we would highly recommend doing, was a great day on the water. Spent a few days on the south end of the island down near the Tropic of Cancer Beach, which is not to be missed, absolutely gorgeous! Santana's Restaurant is not to be missed on the south end of the island, wonderful grouper, shrimp, lobster, and the best Bahama Mamas! The owner Ms. Dee is a sweetheart, we visited a few times during our visit. Owner of this property is very responsive as well as the property manager when we had to call for an issue with a television and WIFI service. Would highly recommend this location to others, very nice and well kept home with beautiful beach location, just a few miles down the road from the Sandals location. We had a wonderful vacation and looking forward to going back again one day soon.
The Smith Family
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 $300/night will be charged. Anyone reserving with over 7 people will be charged an additional $75/per/person per week.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.