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If you're traveling in a larger group and want to visit the true Bahamas, to see its true beauty, our villa is the prime destination. It's rare that you find a house so impeccably maintained, it's even rarer that the house in question has easy access to and panoramic views of the ocean and the ocean banks and can host a big family or a large group of people while keeping rental prices really competitive. Such is the newly built (2012) Black Point Ocean Villa. There's a lot to like about it. The house itself is built to the latest standards, is very clean and neat with a lot of space and comfortable modern amenities at your service. Step outside and you'll see a porch that offers amazing views of the deep blue ocean to the east and the bright shallow azure waters to the west where you can watch the sun rise and set in the water - a truly marvelous experience that you won't find in a hotel. Relax and sunbathe on a private beach just a few steps away with a gazebo where the water is shallow and safe. Or go the ocean side beach for magnificent views of the waves. And it's only the beginning - you're welcome to explore the nearby quiet and welcoming settlement of Black Point where you'll find a nice restaurant, a bar and a cafe and a few stores, go sunfish sailing, rent a boat with a guide to see all the beauty the Exumas have to offer, go fishing or jet skiing, kayaking or shelling, have a picnic on an uninhabited island - the world is yours to explore and we certainly will help. So whether you want to be active and do everything or maybe instead need the world to be quiet and relax completely from the noise and the fast pace of the big cities - it's all there. We heartily welcome you to our villa and the Bahamas.
It has panoramic views of the ocean and the shallow banks, it is in excellent condition and located in one of the most clean and pristine places on Earth. It has all the modern amenities and services available, is very roomy and enjoyable both inside and out. There's easy access to a secluded and safe private beach and the beach on the ocean side - literally just a few yards away. It can host a large group of people and won't feel crowded - it's the way your vacation in the Bahamas should be - happy and joyful yet not noisy or busy as can be in bigger towns.
We deeply care about giving you the most enjoyable vacation and our passion towards keeping the villa clean and safe together with the most beautiful nature all around create an unique synergy that you're going to love.
We arrived last Saturday (3/26) and the house appeared to be just like the pictures with the exception of the laundry. It does have laundry, but it is in a separate building and shared with the duplex Henry owns next door. Not a big deal, but should be in description - it had an electric shock when touched so we didn't use it. Saturday night we lost power at the house and I called Santo. He came right away w/ electrician and after temp fix that night, we lost power again Sunday morn. early. No power, phone and no charge for golf cart. We left early Mon. expecting to have power when we returned. No power at 4:00 when we returned. Finally after several attempts, electrician was able to get us power around 7:00. We lost all the groceries we paid Henry to purchase and stock. He did offer to replace them, but after smelling the spoiled food, all we wanted was the milk for my kids cereal, etc. Later in the week the golf cart wouldn't charge and we had no phone service.
The beach and ocean are amazing! I've been all over Caribbean and Hawaii and this is by far the most beautiful water I've seen. Renting a boat is must. Not only was the boat fun, we were able to meet the owner of boat rental service Bread Boy. Such a great and friendly guy! Explained the area and got us a guide for 1/2 day to show us around. Magic was awesome also. Took his time showing us around and made sure we would not get lost. Saw him everyday and he always made the point to talk to all of us. You have to meet Bread Boy because you will literally see him everywhere. Bread Boy was so nice, he offered to give us a 2 bedroom unit for free Monday night if we didn't have power!!! Ran ( a local guide) took my son(15) and myself fishing. Another good time and exceptional young man. Helped for a wonderful experience and even used his own vegetables to make my family a fresh conch salad when we returned.
People, KIDS, boat and outdoor adventure is great. Don't go expecting resort atmosphere and make sure you have groceries. Dining is an issue at restaurants but manageable.
Many thanks to Santo for all the work and even going out of his way to see us at Staniel.
My kids 15 and 13 are already looking for pictures of the awesome kids they met at the dock and basketball court.
We really enjoyed our stay! The house was perfect for us and our family. Marco helped us with the boat and everything! The views from the front and back porches were priceless. Nice ocean breezes and water was drinkable. Island is so quiet and peaceful! Taking the boat to go snorkeling and to find private beaches to hang out on was our favorite part. We are already talking about when we can go back!
Our family used all 7 bedrooms of both villas and the location between the rough Atlantic and
calm Caribbean was perfect, especially for our 2 and 4 year old children who could safely enjoy the shallow
calm waters of the Caribbean. Being able to experience the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from our
villas was amazing.
We spent a whole day with Marco as our boat guide checking out the iguanas, swimming pigs,
sharks at Compass Cay, lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, amazing sand bar at Twin Cays,
and snorkeling at Thunderball Grotto. Renting a boat to see the other Exuma cays is a must.
Henry was a wonderful host and Marco, his caretaker, promptly responded to our needs or any issues that
came up. Note that the phone and internet service is not reliable, but so what, we were on vacation.
Highly recommend that you arrange to have your food and supplies purchased on Nassau by Henry, who then
ships them by airplane at a very reasonable price and has them delivered to your villa for your arrival.
Black Point is a small quiet island with very friendly people and not much to do except enjoy the
natural beauty and peacefulness. Being able to travel around the island in golf carts was loads of fun.
You will not believe the many shades of blues and greens the waters
of the Exumas offer...simply spectacular!
Make sure you spend a day at the gorgeous beach at Great Guana Cay on the southern end of the island...we
spent 2 days there and had the whole beach to ourselves.
If you want to relax with a great people and join in the culture: go to Black Point
We started our search looking for a place for my sons to spear fish. It was my 14 year olds dream to spear fish in beautiful clear water. We found Henry's house and decided to rent it for spring break 2015. My husband and 2 of our sons, ages 14 and 16 were ready to learn. Henry helped us every step of the way to prepare for our trip. He had our spears and snorkeling gear waiting for us when we arrived and we spoke many times before the trip. I had never done vrbo outside of the US and had no idea on the logistics of getting there. He told me to get to Nassau and he would take care of the rest and boy did he take care of us. Henry picked us up at the main airport in Nassau, took us to the grocery store, liquor store, we stopped for lunch, then to the private airport. He had a pilot take us from Nassau to Black Point in a small Cherokee 6. We left the island on Flamingo Air. Both were easy and affordable. Santos picked us up at Black Point and took us to the house. The house was perfect for our family of 4. The kitchen had everything we needed. We were able to watch the NCAA Tournament in the evenings. We had internet and a phone to use if we needed to call the States. The views were amazing. I watched the sunrise on the front deck every morning with my coffee and drank wine on the back deck as the sun set over the bay with the sailboats.
We rented Henry's Boston Whaler for the week and a guide (Ralph & Marko). Ralph took us out the first 2 days and taught us how to spear fish. We caught lobster, grouper, snapper, and many other fish. Marko took us out the next 4 days as we snorkeled, spear fished, and visited all the sights - The Grotto, the swimming hogs, the iguanas, the Land and Sea Park, Compass Cay, Staniel Cay. Compass Cay has the most beautiful beach a short walk from the dock. We ordered hamburgers and hot dogs there, too. Staniel Cay has a nice lunch restaurant, The Yacht Club, and a nice grocery store that had lots of fresh fruit and veggies that had just arrived.
In Black Point, we ate 3 nights at Deshamons and hung out with the locals in the bar there. We ate at Lorraines 1 night. We bought ice cream and some staples at Adderly's grocery, though I would stop in Nassau to get most groceries.
Henry also owns the duplex next door if you need to rent additional space or see more reviews about how wonderful Henry & his place is. That vrbo number is 298921.
This is by far our best family vacation ever! We miss Marko!
One of the most beautiful places on earth! My husband and I have both been to different spots in the Caribbean and none of them come close to this place. The pictures do not do it justice. Henry's house sits on the most amazing bay (I don't really know what to call it) I have ever seen. At high tide it's a gigantic wading pool that feels like a spa. We brought floats and would relax in our giant "spa" for hours on end, admiring the beauty around us. We never got used to the view. Every morning my husband and I would wake up, look out of our bedroom door, and then at each other with a "Is this place for real?" look on our faces. It is breathtaking.
The house itself is immaculate as well. We stayed our first night in the Bahamas at a big resort in Nassau. Henry's place made the resort look like a dump. Henry did an excellent job with the finishes and decorations in the house. Everything we needed was already there and the house was impeccably clean.
Even though Henry was in Nassau for our stay, he was a wonderful host. He called every day to check in, and if we needed anything he would put us in touch with his assistant Santos, or his son, who were both on the island. Everyone bent over backwards to help us. Henry was also great about answering any questions we had in the planing stages of our vacation.
We rented a boat from Henry for the entire week we were there, something I would highly recommend. There is so much to see at the neighboring cays. We visited the iguanas, fed and swam with the pigs, swam with the sharks, went to the Land and Sea Park (what has to be some of the best snorkeling in the world), snorkeled at a sunken drug plane, held starfish, and visited a breathtaking sand bar. We had a guide take us out on the boat three days we were there, something I would also highly recommend. We tried to take the boat out ourselves one day, but the water is so clear it really messed with our depth perception. We couldn't tell if we were in water three feet deep or fifteen feet deep. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen. The guides will teach you how to "read the water" and also the best route to take through the cays.
In summary, this was by far the best vacation ever! I've wanted to visit places in the South Pacific for the longest time, but no more. I can't imagine them being anymore beautiful than the Exumas. Not to mention there is so much to do and see! I think I could've stayed a year and not seen everything the Exumas have to offer!
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5 night minimum stay
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