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The Heart of Paradise

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

Official Home of the Swimming Pigs.

The bungalows are about a 2 min walk from the beach

Four words says it all. "Vacation of a Lifetime". This marvelous property sits between the beautiful deep blue waters of the Atlantic and the calming waters turquoise water of the Sound. every room has its own unique view of the water. The bright colors of each unit are sure to set the mood for a real island vacation. Each unit is equipped with air condition to cool your temperatures after an exciting days trip of Boating, swimming, jet skiing, fishing or back from an amazing tour of our fantastic chain of islands here in the Exuma's . The kitchens are fully equipped with all cooking utensil and small kitchen appliances. Granite counter tops set the tune for an amazing gathering while preparing your in home meals and discussing what's on the agenda for the next exciting day outdoors. inclusive Kayaks and paddle boards are an extra bonus to make your play time in the sun even more enjoyable. Out door furniture are on all decks. That's is a plus for those morning or evening relaxation time while watching the sunrise or the sunset. Hammocks are also available. Choose a boat from our fleet and add a guided tour as well. You will experience the meaning of what we call "island life". The Official home of the swimming pigs.

We can assist with all your needs to make your vacation a memory that will last a lifetime. Golf carts rentals are available for you to explore the island and get to interact with the friendly locals. You have a few flight choices to reach the island. You can fly Water Makers air from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Staniel Cay Exuma ( boat transportation can be arrange) then travel by boat to Black Point (ask about our transportation services). or your can Fly the commercial airline of choice to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Directly to Black Point. Ask for more information.

More Details

Owner
Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2017

Why Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews chose Exuma

We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service. It our desire to make this your home away from home and do our best to make you say 'we'll be back'

Amenities

Black Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ocean View 1 full bath Ocean Reef 2 full bath Outdoor shower on property.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ocean View - 1 bedroom (1 queen) and sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 Ocean Reef - 2 bedrooms (1 queen and two twin) Sleeps 4 in beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cook available by request. Grocery orders by request. Video Game console by request Baby sitting by request.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

The Heart of Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Family Time in the Family Islands

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in the 4 bedroom purple house for two nights and then moved over to the 3 bedroom blue house for another two nights and we couldn't have been more pleased with either home. Ulrissa and Raymond were the perfect hosts, always available if needed but never intrusive. Both homes are well appointed and have views that will capture your heart and stay in your mind forever! We rented boats from Raymond on two days and made amazing family memories on both days. Iguana beach is a short 10 minute ride away from Black Point, and then its just another 10 minutes to Staniel Cay, (where we had a delicious lunch), from there Thunderball Grotto is a two minute trip and then on to swim with the pigs about 5 minutes from there and another 10 minutes to Compass Cay to swim with the nurse sharks. (remember to bring cash, Compass Cay charges $10 a head to land at their docks - worth every cent!) Our guide, "Magic" was perfect! He pointed out highlights along the way and was very courteous and accommodating - navigating the boat to ease our entry/exit and assisting in any way! We also rented a golf cart and would recommend exploring Black Point a bit more! This place is truly a paradise unspoiled by hustle and bustle and the Black Point locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming! Planning our next trip already!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very for choosing us for your vacation spot. You all were very pleasant and basically blended right in to the island life :) Mum really enjoyed her stay to the fullest and that put a smile on my face everytime I saw her!! Hope to see you all again. God bless
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5

Amazing Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 glorious days at Black Point in Bread Boy and Ulrissa's beautiful yellow 1 br cottage. The place is gorgeous and decorated so nicely! We had a view of the Atlantic from our front porch, and the Caribbean from the back deck. It was amazing! And if you needed anything at all, just ask and they're on it! We ran out of propane for the stove, and no sooner had we reported it to Bread Boy than someone was there to switch out the bottle! They make sure you feel like you're home during your stay. They also let us tour the other cottages (well, the empty ones) and ALL of their properties are just stunning! There is internet, but the connection can be spotty at times. Beaches are just a few minutes walk, both on the Atlantic and the Caribbean side. I'd advise to rent a golf cart and go exploring - we found the most gorgeous beach I've ever seen! I can't wait to go again. I would recommend them to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver
5

Great Island

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Breadboys in Blackpoint for 2 weeks. The house was spotless and has everything you need. I felt like it was home the minute I walked in the door. There are spectacular views of the ocean from the front porch where I spent a few hours in the hamic. There are spectacular views from the back porch which faces the exuma bank waters. Its not enough that we had fabulous water views from both the front and back of our place but they also have a beach which is one of nicest beaches in the area. We would bbq on the back porch and watch the boats at anchor with amazing sunsets. We had such easy access to paddle boards, kyacks and inner tubes out our back door. The exuma bank waters are some of the most beautiful coloured water you will see in the world. Even when the ocean is rough the Exuma bank is usually nice and calm for boating. Actually when the tide goes out you can walk out for almost a half a mile….which if you have small kids it is ideal. We are looking into returning next year with our family and grandkids. We rented a 21’whaler and a 17’ whaler and spent many days visiting the grotto (snorkelling), and visiting numerous white sandy gorgeous beaches….some we swam with pigs (large swimming pigs), some we swam with iguanas, we visited other local Cays where we swam with sharks and bought some local fish. While the boat rentals are a must if we had one complaint it would be the cost of the boat rentals. We made a mistake and hauled a bunch of groceries and payed extra for the haul and learned that it would have been much easier to just order everything through the Owners. The Owners will put you in touch with Costrite in Nassau (on-line store) and you can order anything you want and have it shipped to the door. The Owners pick it up on arrival and put it in your place when you arrive. Live and learn…..Rented a golf cart and had lots of fun driving into town (5 minutes) and seeing the locals and enjoying some awesome Bahamian food. Homemade fresh coconut bread every day from town made for a few extra pounds…The best Bahamian meal we had was made by the Owners for us the night before we departed. Thank you and WE WILL BE BACK……

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Exuma Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable 5 day adventure staying in the two bedroom two bath cottage on Black Point Cay run by Raymond and Ulrissa. They are a wonderful couple that work hard to keep their first happy. Ulrissa was always quick to answer my text.

Out the back door just steps down the stone path and you are on the water. Kayaks, a paddle board and other toys are waiting. At low tide you have a cove of sand. Out the front door and across the road is the Atlantic Ocean. The small cove holds a beautiful beach and we spent hours playing in the surf. On our last night, Raymond (Breadboy) had a bonfire made for the guest.

The cottage has internet but it was spotty at best. It seemed to work best in the early morning. We also had satellite tv and air conditioning.

Order supplies and food about two weeks ahead of time as it comes by a boat delivering island provisions. Be sure to purchase charcoal, lighter fluid and a lighter if you want to grill out. The town has two stores that have limited supplies and food.

We rented a golf cart and boat from Breadboy for the stay. My plan was to have a guide on the first day and then go off on my own. I ended up using the same guide, Roger, the entire stay. He was worth every penny as he grew up in Black Point and is knowledgeable on all the best spots and islands to see. He also put up with us going to pig island every day!

If you are looking for crowds, night life and gift shops, touristy areas, lots of restaurants....This place is not for you. If you want to stay in a pleasant cottage with some of the most beautiful beaches and bluest water you will ever see, then this is the real deal. Not to mention the excitement of iguana island, pig island, Thunderball Grotto, Compass Cay, great snorkeling, deserted beaches.....and so on, then this is the place for you!!!

Tips: rent a golf cart and boat. Order food ahead of time. Only two to three cafes of which we only ate at the pizza place the first evening, while waiting for groceries to come by boat. Get a guide, they know where to go. Bring plenty of cash in smaller bills. Order toilet paper, you only get one roll per bathroom. Bring sundries, seasoning, bug spray. HAVE FUN!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there 😀 It's very pleasing to know that you all enjoyed you stay here in Black Point. We loved having you and those awesome kids. It's great people like you that make our job so pleasurable. Rodger also loved it with guys and I will be sure to tell him about the awesome experience you had with him. Hope to see you again in future. This is your new home away from home now 😀 Be Blessed. Until next tide🐠🐠🐠
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5

Peaceful, Tranquil, Beautiful, Adventurous, Fun filled Climate!

  • 5 of 5

I knew I wanted to see the Grotto, swimming pigs, and swim with the nurse sharks. I got much more than that. A short 35 minute flight from Nassau on Flamingo Air you are at Black Point. If you planned ahead you ordered groceries and they will be waiting for you. Bread Boy and Ressa picked us up at the airport with golf carts and a truck for our luggage. It is a short 1.5 mile ride away. Now this is a small island. I saw maybe a dozen different vehicles on the island. Everyone walks, ride bikes or golf carts. That is a short commute to get on a plane. The planes are 9 or 15 seaters and depending on how many people are arriving, they may send 2 planes. On the property there are 4 rentals. The largest of the rentals has a lower floor that is an additional rental with a kitchenette. We stayed at the Green house or as it is called Ocean View. I spent many a mornings and evenings reading on the front porch and gazing at the ocean. The kids spent a lot of time in the lower gazebo and in the back bay. The bay empties out with the tide and is a great place to go on an excursion if you like to look for creatures or snorkel. We laid in the sun, kayaked, and went on the paddle boards. The boys fished in the bay also. They brought their own poles and reels. They got countless hours of entertainment of fishing. They fished at the government pier also. The locals at the pier are very helpful with what ever you want. When the fishermen come in the nurse sharks and the rays are very entertaining to watch. We meandered down to the pier each evening to fish and watch the life in the ocean. The Ocean was very accommodating for the 5 of us. We cooked in every evening except one. The kitchen is very adequate to make meals. WE ate one evening at DeShamon’s Restaurant one evening and the pizza was very good. Diane who runs the restaurant is more than helpful with everything. Her Mom has a little grocery store of a few things. Her Mom who lives next door makes bread and coconut bread. Well worth the 5 dollars for the loaf. DeShamon’s Restaurant also had the Packers football game on TV and has great wireless internet. Raymond and Reesa live on the property so they are there to help with whatever you need. Due to the fact that they live on an island it makes you realize what an effort they have to go through to get supplies etc.. for the property. This is what they do. Reesa manages the properties and Bread boy has boat rentals and excursions.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thomasan it was a pleasure having you all here. Thank you for such kinds words. I couldn't have said it any better :) hope to see you guys back again. Having you here was like hoisting family. Stay cool and be bless.
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Parkland, FL
5

Another great trip to Black Point!

  • 5 of 5

We returned recently from our 2nd trip to Black Point in less than a year! We had such a great time on our first trip last October that we came back in June & brought friends with us. Our kids who are 12 & 11 got to vote on where they wanted to go on their summer vacation. They didn't want to go someplace new, they both wanted to go back to Black Point because they fell in love with the island on their first trip. This time we stayed in the 4 bedroom purple house which was big enough for our group's 2 families of 4. The view from the comfortable deck can't be beat! Ulrissa & Bread Boy are wonderful people who are great to work with & will make sure all your needs are met while you are on the island. We love Scooter who we hired to take us out on the boat on multiple days. He is wonderful with the kids & just fun to be around. Places you must do while on your trip are: Visit Iguna Island, snorkel at the Thunderball Grotto & the Exuma Land & Sea Park, Visit the Swimming Pigs, Visit Compass Cay & swim with the nurse sharks. Their is also a gorgeous sand bar that Scooter would take us to where we would eat our lunch. Our kids loved playing there & it is just gorgeous. Make sure you get some coconut bread from Lorraine's Mom & some conch fritters from Ms. Ida at the laundromat! They are both so delicious! Ulrissa was nice enough to cook for us one night & we throughly enjoyed not having to cook after a long day out on the water. The grouper stew, mac & cheese, & pigeon peas with rice were delicious! We also enjoy eating at Deschamon's. Our kids really like their pizza & their grouper fingers and grouper sandwiches are delicious as well! Make sure to give Ulrissa your grocery order before your arrive & she will have your refrigerator stocked for you when you get there. Get more than you think you will need as there isn't a grocery store in town to stock up. There is Adderly's General Store where you can find some items, but not much. Our family has fallen in love with Black Point & we plan to take a vacation here every year. If you are looking for a place where you can relax & enjoy the beauty around you then you have found the right place! Thanks again Ulrissa & Bread Boy for another great week in the Exumas!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen and family Thanks again for making our property and Black Point your vacation destination for the second time in a row. We love having such wonderful people. We are please that you enjoy every part of your vacation be it the local cuisine or enjoying a day on the water. And special thanks to the little guys for brining the parents back again. Until next tide
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Map

This Vacation Rental is situated in the small, quiet, peaceful community of Black Point, Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Five miles south of Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Surrounded by clear, tranquil, aquamarine waters and beautiful untouched beaches, we offer you a much slower pace from the everyday hectic lifestyle of the city. You can enjoy nature to its fullest. You can book a boat tour from us, to visit the Exuma Land and sea park, swim with nurse sharks, see the Iguanas or the swimming pigs, swim in the world famous Thunder Ball Gratto or go to a place where the fish can eat right out your hands. You can even rent a boat or Jet Ski's and just go out for a romantic lunch on one of the many pristine untouched beaches or sand bars through out the surrounding Cays. If you choose to just do absolutely nothing, you can lay back and enjoy the sun rise and set over the crystal clear waters from the privacy of your bungalow. Private decks are located at the front and back of each cottage.

There are local restaurants where you can take a short golf cart ride down the street to enjoy some native Bahamian dishes. If you choose to eat in, you can make it special with your very own fresh catch of snapper, grouper (seasonal), lobster (seasonal) etc from an exciting fishing trip. Also there are a few small local stores where you can pick up a few basic items. If you have a large order just send your grocery list and we'll do the shopping for you. It is recommend that you bring your favorite 'must have along with you. So come on down and enjoy all that we have to offer!

Package deals are also available.

Getting here. you can get here directly from Ft. Lauderdale Florida via Water Makers Air or fly to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Black Point. Charter flights can also be arranged. Call for more details.

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Rates & Availability

Black Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
boat rentals starts at $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Ocean View cottage Sleeps 2. Four nights or more $200 per night Standard rate from Jan 4th -Dec 19th.
$250 per night (less than 4 nights) & Christmas / New Year holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 3rd).
Additional guest $25 per person per night.


Ocean Reef cottage Sleeps 4. $300 per night Standard rate (4 nights or more from Jan 4th - Dec 19th).
$350 (less than 4 nights) Christmas New Year holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 3rd)
Additional Guest $25 per person per day

Harbor View House Sleeps 10. Standard Rate $650 per night (3 or more nights) Jan 4th - Dec 19th /
$750 per night (less than 4 nights) & Christmas /New year Holiday rate (Dec 20th - Jan 3rd)
Additional Guest $25 per person per night

Harbor View studio Suite Sleeps 4, $250 per night (3 night or more) Standard rate (Jan 4th to Dec 19th).
$300 per night (less than 4 nights & Christamas / New Year Holiday.
Additional guest $25 per person per night

You can rent all units at once or one unit at a time. Unit pricing according to chosen unit. Pricing based on 4 night or more stay.

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