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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"What a truly wonderful and unforgettable stay at a Strawberry House. From the moment we stepped into this beautifully renovated and charmingly decorated heritage home on Harbour Island, we felt as if we were in a very special place indeed. Spacious and luxurious, the rooms are appointed with all the mod cons you might need, while retaining all the best aspects of Bahamian style. The air conditioning is state of the art, which in August was a must! and made the house a lovely cool retreat from the heat of the day. There was always a perfect spot on one of the many verandas for reading or book or relaxing. And the pool was a real plus. We loved our time here, and it added a whole level to our stay on Harbour Island, which is a gem in itself! We felt very taken care of by the property staff, and everything was always immaculate.
A bonus was some of the best nights sleep, the beds are amazing, so good in fact - I'm recreating it at home! This is a great location on the island as you get to watch the sunsets, if you want to see the sunrise, you just get up early and take a 3 minute golf cart ride to Pink Sand beach, perfect! Some of our favourite places to eat are within easy walking distance, plus of course you have a great kitchen for eating in. I've been coming Harbour Island for a few years now, and this is by far the most stellar accommodation yet. This is truly a home and not just a vacation property. Highest recommendation."
Guest: Sasha G.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 26, 2015
Perfect place for a play date with dear friends......
"Harbor Island is incomparable with regards to the perfect island getaway. Tranquil turquoise waters surround this laid back paradise of pastel colored houses, friendly locals, wonderful dining spots, and most of all, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This 3 mile stretch of soft pink sand, with its gentle surf and warm trade winds, will beckon you to just come and relax the day away, and when done, you get to go back to Gulememi Bluff!
The Bluff is welcoming, is tastefully decorated, with 4 beautiful bedroom suites, a large indoor kitchen and living room area, but even better is the outdoor area. The pool deck is huge, with lots of relaxing lounge chairs that flows easily from one area to the next, with an amazing westerly water view where we watched the most amazing sunsets with our friends. Add the bbq for the locally caught lobster and bacci ball court, or take out the kayaks for a run on the crystal clear waters.
The location of the house is really convenient but "tucked away" enough to make it very private. The home owners and housekeeper were so helpful with anything regarding the house or local information and hot spots.
We cant wait to come again."
Guest: AndyDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 16, 2014
"Our family of five (kids 9,7, and 4) stayed for a wonderful week in Harbour Island, and Afterthought exceeded our needs and expectations. The location is central to everything--easy walk to stores, restaurants and the bay--but it feels away from the buzz of town. We usually took a golf cart to the beach because of the kids, but if you like to walk it's a very doable trek to the pink sands. The garden and patio feel lush and private because they have been so thoughtfully appointed and landscaped. The back deck is large and full of comfortable chairs and tables, and the pool is an awesome bonus. My kids spent hours in it everyday. The inside of the house is modern, comfortable and well furnished. The upstairs bedrooms are particularly charming and have great views. But the biggest thing that makes the house stand apart is that it has all the things vacation homes usually lack, like quality mattresses, nice linens, plenty of pillows, a reading lamp right where you need it, a fully-stocked kitchen, and ample glasses and silverware. The owners have also thoughtfully provided all of those little things you hate to have to buy or travel with, like hand soap, dish soap, paper towels, trash bags and cards and board games. They have also provided some big extras like beach chairs and kayaks. It's so easy to come here and just enjoy the island. And, of course, it was heaven to have Francine come and lighten the cleaning load. Made it even more of a vacation."
Guest: Kristen F.Date of Stay: April 2015Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
"We had the distinct pleasure of spending a week in this little cottage, a small paradise with a spectacular hostess. The property is beautiful, well maintained and quiet. Within a couple of minutes you are lounging on an expansive beach, almost by yourself, listening to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The cottage is well maintained, organized and very cosy. Everything you need is there and if it isn't, Rosie will do her best to get it for you. Rosie is a very interesting and fascinating woman who was so helpful and accomodating, even beyond the call of duty...
The cottage is located at the south end of the island in a nice quiet neighborhood. As is the norm, we had a golf cart rented which allowed us to come and go as we pleased.
We strongly recommend at stay at the Mermaid Retreat and take time to chat with Rosie. She is an amazing woman and we loved our week with her.
Rosie, Thank you again for your help, your compassion and your stories. Miss you,
The Allains & the Whites
New Brunswick, Canadao"
Guest: John R A.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 25, 2015