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Recent Exuma Cays reviews

  • Perfect for us

    "My family and I stayed for a week in October and The Beach Shack didn't disappoint. The location is perfect with a stunning sunset view. The cottage was very clean and was fully equipped. Anytime we looked for a kitchen item or bar utensil, we found it. We had no complaints for our entire week! There were four of us and it was the perfect size. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the air conditioning worked well. It is exactly what it's called, a Beach Shack. It's not new and fancy but if you are looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay on Staniel, you won't be disappointed. The owner just added a new charcoal grill and since it was off-season and the yacht club was closed for renovation (except the bar), we cooked most of our own meals. The views from the cottage were stunning where you could watch the sunsets, the boats going by or nurse sharks and stingrays swimming by your door. The outdoor space was large with a gazebo, comfortable furniture and a hammock. We found Staniel Cay a couple of years ago and plan to go back at least once a year and we definitely will stay at the Beach Shack again. My only suggestion would be to add some solar outdoor lighting, there were rope lights but we didn't find an extension cord to plug them in. Thank you to the owner for allowing us to use her property."
    Guest: Lynn U. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 2014
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  • Even better than expected!

    "We could not have been happier with our vacation at Ida's cottage. Spent one night in Nassau prior and much preferred the peacefulness and beauty of Black Point. We could see water from every window in the house. The bluffs in the front were fun to hike around and breathtaking to watch the sunset and stars from the high points. There was a lot to explore around the big rocks and every new path led to a beautiful scene. Out the back of the house we enjoyed the wrap around balcony which had a path to a white sand beach which provided the perfect place to relax on Ida's lounge chairs and swim in the clear, calm water. As others have said it is definitely worth renting the boat one day. We also added the tour guide who led us to all of the fun stops (pigs, iguanas, snorkeling, grotto jumping) and stopped for a great lunch at Staniel Cay. Just make sure to clarify the price before you go as the tour guide asked for more money than we were told to expect to pay. We used the golf cart Ida provided every day to explore the island. We really enjoyed packing lunch and taking the golf cart to a private beach about 15 minutes away. It was like something from a postcard. Cottage was clean, well stocked and comfortable. We brought our own groceries and liquor which was helpful though there are a few places to eat on the Island. Ida was very accommodating the entire trip and provided transport from the airport and back. We haven't stopped talking about the trip since and can't wait to visit again!"
    Guest: Anna G. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 21, 2015
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  • Love Swept Away!

    "We had some challenges getting to Staniel Cay. Our flight was delayed out of Newark to Nassau due to plane maintenance issue and we missed our connection flight to Staniel Cay. We ended up spending a night in Nassau. Barry, thank you for going the extra mile helping us get to Staniel Cay! You checked in with us as we arrived, making sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable and enjoy our vacation. Milly (housekeeper) is very sweet. She picked us up at the airport, showed us how to get around town and everything else we needed during our stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and letting us use your golf cart! We love the décor of the house. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck and just admiring the beauty of the island. Your Swept Away home is the perfect location on the island. Very close to stores, restaurants and quiet beaches. We loved the beach closest to the Swept Away home. It’s always quiet there and made us feel like we have the whole island to ourselves. People on the island are very friendly. We enjoyed eating local foods and buying fresh homemade bread from Emil’s. The beaches here have the most pristine water we’ve ever seen. We loved visiting the pig beach. We will be back for sure to create new memories!"
    Guest: Cynthia L. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Once Again Awesome!!!

    "Ok I told everyone on my last review I would be back until 2016. Well I couldn't resist so we came back a year earlier. I can only say again what a true gem this place is. The owner Henry really makes it easy for his guests to truly unwind. His staff Santos and Marcos make everything so easy. The dining is wonderful at all 3 restaurants and the sites from all angles of this cozy villa are amazing. It is so wonderful I will be back in 8 long weeks to enjoy our third trip in one year. If you are truly looking for a quiet place to relax and get away from the stress call Henry and make the arrangements. One thing to know cash is a must but they do except credit cards. No American Express. Also you might want to have some groceries waiting for you if you can't pick some up in Nassau. Otherwise enjoy the trip. Don't forget to see Plain Bay while at the island. It will take your breath away. Thanks again Henry for the greatest memories. Perry's"
    Guest: Brian Gina P. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 24, 2015
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