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"My husband and I and our four children (ages 15, 13, 10 and 9) went on a guided nature hike with Ed during our vacation on South Andros over Spring Break (March 2015). It was truly one of the unexpected highlights of our vacation. The kids weren’t too keen on going on the hike initially – admittedly it was hard to leave one of the most beautiful beaches we’d ever seen to venture into the woods for a few hours. However, within minutes of starting the hike, Ed won the kids over with his engaging personality. During the hike, we learned a lot about the natural resources, animals and birds of South Andros as well as a bit about Bahamas history. Ed kept the kids interested by pointing out different plants and trees along the way and explaining what they are used for (food, building materials, etc.) on the islands. The kids particularly enjoyed the visit to the rat bat cave, where we were able to climb down into the cave and view the bats flying around. We also saw three blue holes during the hike and even went swimming in the last one we visited – which was quite an experience in itself and extremely refreshing at the end of the hike. Ed is an incredibly personable and knowledgeable guide and I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting South Andros.
After the hike Ed brought us back to his house, where we met his charming wife, Emily. Ed chopped down some sugar cane and coconuts, picked some sapodilla fruits and bananas and we all sat down for a picnic by the beach. The kids were fascinated by the way Ed chopped open the coconuts with a machete and served them fresh coconut water and coconut jelly. Between the hike and the picnic on the beach, it was truly a memorable experience for all of us and definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
While we did not stay with Ed and Emily, we did take a tour of their house and the rental accommodations. Both are extremely nice with easy access to the ocean and amazing views. Add one of the most charming couples on the island as your hosts and it’s the perfect vacation rental! We had the opportunity to see Ed and Emily a few more times before we left including at a community event, where Emily taught one of my daughters to weave straw and introduced her to some of the local girls her age. They even came to the airport to see us off the day we left. Ed and Emily made us feel like family and we will never forget their kindness and hospitality. Two of the nicest people you will ever meet!"
Guest: Tricia Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
"We stayed in the older two bedroom cottage, attached to the one bedroom. We got a late start due to snow storms in Boston! Our cottage could use some updating, but despite that we were comfortable. The beds were comfortable and it was clean. Mario and Princess responded quickly to our requests and are very pleasant and helpful, as are all the local people we met. We had a clunker car which I think is needed to explore. Will not repeat the information others have shared, there's lots to see, but you have to travel. The roads have lots of pot holes, but you get used to it and end up driving like the locals(or I did)!! We brought some of our own food and condiments and ate out at Hank's and The Conch Salad takeout and Conch burger place next door. DIY bone fishing is fantastic, Tommy Kee took my husband out and he had a great day. The weather was not ideal, cool, very windy from NW/N/E, so there was no snorkeling which bummed me out and too windy to really kayak near the coast. You can walk the beach forever at low tide and fish off the beach or the new long dock next door. The separate newer two bedroom cottage was the best from my perspective and the man living in the "Pink two story" house next door is building 3 new villas and a restaurant on that road. It looks like development is picking up and tourism as well. The bugs definitely bite, deet worked for me, that's what I had. Others have suggested Skin so Soft or a daily antihistamine. Our neighbors were very nice and helped us to locate very good diy bone fishing places. Andros is an interesting island with lots of character. It is rustic still, but we like that. two grocery stores with adequate supplies. costs are higher for some things, not as bad as the US Virgins. We look forward to going back in a couple of years. The dogs were very nice and protective."
Guest: Ellen and BruceDate of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
"We stayed at Coconut Beach house 351226 for a week in the middle of October 2014. We could not be happier with the experience we had. The house has all the amenities needed to enjoy your vacation whether you want adventure, relaxation, or both! Kitchen is fully outfitted with appliances, cookware, utensils etc. Bedrooms stocked with linens and bathrooms with tons of towels. There is also washer/dryer utility room! We were also provided with two bicycles to ride around the island. Air conditioning in the bedrooms kept us cool during the nights. House opens on a porch leading to a conch-lined path ending on a white sand beach! A hammock awaits you in the beautiful coconut grove along the path! We arrived by our own boat and were able to anchor it right in front of the house. The arrangements/payments were simple and smooth. The caretaker of the house was so accommodating and supplied us with anything we needed on a daily basis. The neighbors near the property are so friendly and make you feel like family during your stay. We were fortunate enough to be able to attend the annual Conch Festival where we met many local Bahamians who included us in the festivities and made us feel at home. The local scuba diving is astoundingly beautiful. We dove on several lovely reefs and in a blue hole! The fishing is also amazing...bonefish, tuna, grouper, hogfish, and lobster were some of the meals we enjoyed. This was one of the best trips we have taken and we plan on returning to this beautiful location again!"
Guest: TravelgirlDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
"We just spent a week with an outstanding hostess. Diane was very accommodating and helpful and we truly enjoyed her company.
The accommodations were cosy and comfortable. Diane organized a couple of days of bonefishing on outstanding fishing flats. We were also able to take nice long walks on the beach during low tide. Knolls Landing is a treasure location on a nice beach.
The driver from the airport accommodated our shopping needs and we found everything we needed to enjoy lovely home cooked meals. The kitchen was well equipped and we also made use of the outdoor grill.
We would recommend a stay at Diane's especially if you are looking for access to spectacular bonefishing at the Joulter Cays.
Thank you again Diane.
John & Francine"
Guest: John R A.Date of Stay: March 2015Review Submitted: March 27, 2015