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Belle Mer Cottage - Best on Tar Bay

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Sunrise from the veranda. Time to walk the 2 mile sandy beach!

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Last updated: 12/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

George Town house description

This vacation home which we call 'Belle Mer' is located steps away from the most beautiful beach on Great Exuma Island. It sits along 2 miles of white sandy beach with views of the protected barrier islands and sailboats gliding into Elizabeth Harbour in Georgetown. Belle Mer is the perfect home to host a romantic retreat or a special family reunion.

Enjoy the gracious open living space with views of the turquoise crystal clear water from every room. The main house with 2500 square feet of living space has large tile floors in all the rooms. It has three master bedrooms with en-suite marble tile double sink bathrooms and each bedroom has flat screen TV's. The home has comfortable soft seating and colorful local art.
The two ground floor master bedrooms, with cove wood ceilings and recessed lighting with dimmers have king size beds with Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers and French doors that open onto the veranda with breathtaking views of the beach. Each bathroom has a large shower and separate toilet room. The upstairs master bedroom is tastefully decorated with a king size bed and daybed. It has a large marble tile bathroom with a tub/shower. The fourth bedroom is above the detached double garage, steps from the front door. It has its own bathroom with shower, 2 twin size trundle beds for sleeping up to 4, a flat screen TV and VCR. It is the perfect getaway for kids or adults. The house has ceiling fans in every room and central air-conditioning when the island breezes are not cool enough.

The large modern kitchen features all stainless steel appliances with 2 full size refrigerator/freezers, wine cooler, microwave, dishwasher and cook/top oven. It is fully equipped for you to prepare and enjoy a snack or a gourmet dinner. A full size washer and dryer are within easy reach off the kitchen. The great room features 18 foot ceilings and a large double paddle fan. The entertainment console has a large HD flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, Nintendo Wii, Ipod docking station, and yes we have WiFi. For old fashion fun we have plenty of board games, puzzles, playing cards, and books to read. Bring additional Wii games or DVD's to have even more fun in the evening. The large round wood dining table seats 8 or sit on the bar stools around the kitchen island to enjoy your home cooked meals. We can also refer you to a local Bahamian chef who will prepare a great Bahamian meal right in Belle Mer's kitchen.

Belle Mer features an outstanding outdoor living space with 500 square feet of wrap around veranda next to the beach. An outdoor gas grill and large dining table are great for entertaining. It is the perfect place to watch the billions of stars in the evening sky, listen to the lapping waves on the beach and watch the moon's rising reflection on Belle Mer (beautiful sea).

This beautiful vacation homes offers all the amenities needed for a truly memorable experience. If not relaxing or strolling on the white sandy beach Belle Mer is also equipped with snorkel gear, 2 inflatable kayaks, 2 sets of golf clubs, rafts for floating, children's water toys, and if interested we offer for a nominal fee 2 double sea-kayaks. After enjoying the ocean we even have an outside shower next to the veranda. Also consider renting a Boston Whaler in Georgetown to explore Elizabeth harbor, hire a Bonefish guide, take a water taxi to Stocking Island or charter a boat and captain to visit other surrounding Cays.

The new Sandals Resort (formerly Four Seasons), Greg Norman golf course and Marina can be reached in approximately 20 minutes by taxi or car. A number of grocery stores in Georgetown about 10 minutes away stock all the items you will need for your vacation, but also try the wonderful local restaurants. Our welcome sheet has our favorite restaurants, guides and places to visit for a fun filled vacation. Enjoy!!!



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome:

                We have 2 booster chairs, sand toys, 2 pack-plays with sheets....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                These are trundles so sleeps 4 kids...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                This room has a child day bed...moreless

              • Baby Cribs (2) Pack-n-Play.

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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              • We have an outdoor shower coming up from the beach.

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 sets golf clubs, snorkel gear for family, rafts, inflatable kayaks. 2 Hard shell kayaks are also available for an additional fee. Please inquire....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Music Library:

                    ipod docking station...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    TVs in each bedroom plus living room....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Toys
                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii game with basic games....moreless

                  • Video Games:

                    Basic games available....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    Miscellaneous DVDs available, including kids' movies....moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    Two miles of white sandy beach from house...moreless

                  • Oceanfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    See tenant information sheet....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    2 large refrigerators with freezers. Beverage/wine cooler...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Great veranda with dining table....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We have 2 for rent....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas Week 2014
                  Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,550
                  High
                  Jan 4 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,200
                  Low
                  Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  Christmas Week 2015
                  Dec 19 - Jan 2, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  $4,600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Kayak Fee - 1 boat $100
                  • Cleaning $200
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  We require 1/2 monies 120 days prior to booking and the balance 90 days prior.


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                  Last updated: 12/17/2014
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                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About: The Appleby's and Monson's have been best of friends for over 35 years in Vail, Colorado. Our children, who are young adults grew up together and now have a great home on the most beautiful beach in the world - a place to enjoy family get togethers completely different from the Rocky Mountains.

                  Why George Town:
                  The first time we came to Exuma was in 1995 to invest in a resort with a golf course, marina, hotel, and homesites. The developer went belly-up, however, another developer came in and built the Four Seasons Resort and Greg Norman golf course on this property. We fell in love with the Island and its people. So in 2000 we were able to purchase our lot on Tar Bay, which is the longest sandy beach in Exuma some 2 miles of white sand and aqua crystal clear water. The beach is protected from the Exuma Sound and the Atlantic Ocean by barrier reefs and barrier Cays. We hired a Nassau architectural firm and drew up three different plans over a 4 year period. Finally, we came up with the perfect plan and built our beautiful beach house taking two years of construction. Building on the island was very arduous and time consuming since everything must be shipped via a container boat from Miami. We also had to deal with customs agents and island natives as builders. All in all it was worth it since we love 'Belle Mer Cottage.' Many of our international neighbors on Exuma consider our home the most beautiful on Tar Bay.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The beach house has two identical master suites for the two owners. We also have a third master suite upstairs and a overflow bedroom above the garage. Each suite has a flat screen TV and King bed with wonderful bedding. The great room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player, WII games, and IPOD docking station. The home is wireless with high speed internet. The kitchen is all stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, double refrigerators, beverage center, oven range, micro and all small appliances. We love to cook and grill at the house since we have what we consider the best view on the island. Our veranda has large comfortable soft seating with the beautiful white sand and lapping aqua water within 40 feet from the steps. The outside shower is a real treat after spending time in the ocean. Belle Mer Cottage is only 3 miles from Georgetown International Airport, 4 miles from GeorgeTown with great local restaurants and island bars, and 5 miles from the Sandals Resort with a golf course and casino. Belle Mer is paradise on the friendliest Island in the Bahamas. Come join us and leave your worries at home...Welcome to Great Exuma...your hosts, the Applebys and Monsons.


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                  • Sunrise from the veranda.  Time to walk the 2 mile sandy beach!

                    Sunrise from the veranda. Time to walk the 2 mile sandy beach!

                  • Great beach for kids!

                    Great beach for kids!

                  • Relax on the sun deck located next to the veranda.

                    Relax on the sun deck located next to the veranda.

                  • Outdoor dining on the veranda

                    Outdoor dining on the veranda

                  • The large gourmet kitchen with island seating.

                    The large gourmet kitchen with island seating.

                  • 30 foot ceilings in the great room.

                    30 foot ceilings in the great room.

                  • Blue king master suite with patio doors and flat screen TV.

                    Blue king master suite with patio doors and flat screen TV.

                  • Two trundle bed suite above the garage with flat screen TV and bathroom.

                    Two trundle bed suite above the garage with flat screen TV and bathroom.

                  • Beach toys for you to use.

                    Beach toys for you to use.

                  • Belle Mer from our beach

                    Belle Mer from our beach

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Stairs to upper bedroom

                    Stairs to upper bedroom

                  • Beach side of house with corner of veranda

                    Beach side of house with corner of veranda

                  • Relax with plenty of colorful soft seating.

                    Relax with plenty of colorful soft seating.

                  • Your path to the beach.  40 steps to the turquoise sea.

                    Your path to the beach. 40 steps to the turquoise sea.

                  • Our beautiful beach on Tar Bay.

                    Our beautiful beach on Tar Bay.

                  • Large flat screen TV in great room with DVD and ocean view.

                    Large flat screen TV in great room with DVD and ocean view.

                  • Green king master suite with patio doors to the veranda and flat screen TV.

                    Green king master suite with patio doors to the veranda and flat screen TV.

                  • Yellow king master suite upstairs with flat screen TV.

                    Yellow king master suite upstairs with flat screen TV.

                  • Walking to nearby coral head to snorkel.

                    Walking to nearby coral head to snorkel.

                  • Two of these kayaks are available at the house to rent.

                    Two of these kayaks are available at the house to rent.

                  • Front of house off Queen's Hwy.

                    Front of house off Queen's Hwy.

                  • Living area

                    Living area

                  • Rainbow off the veranda

                    Rainbow off the veranda

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                  $3,500 - $4,600 per week (USD)
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                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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