House with pool, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
About Mary Milec
We are Milan and Mary Milec. We live in Southern Ontario Canada. They call our area the Sun Parlour of Canada, but when we want sun and sand, particularly in the winter, what better place to go than to Green Turtle Cay.
Mary Milec purchased this House in 2009
Why Mary Milec chose Green Turtle Cay
We first visited Green Turtle Cay over 20 years ago and have returned many times since. We were impressed with the beauty of the Island, the beaches, and the water. Over the years we have made many friends with the local people and second home owners and we just feel so at home here.
What makes this House unique
Our home was completed in Dec. 2009, so everything is relatively new. The home is furnished in a modern style with tropical accents. The kitchen is a must see! There is usually a beautiful breeze, but with a wrap around veranda you can always find a sheltered spot to relax and read a good book. Bita Bay beach with its protected cove and snorkel reef are just steps away. A generator will avoid any inconvenience due to power outages. The central location makes it easy to get to town or anywhere else on the Island. A new pool in 2015 adds to the benefits of this beautiful property.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Always a pleasure!
Have stayed on this property many times. We know the owners and they also are very accommodating. Never disappointed!
Incredible house, beautiful landscaping, centrally located
The house was incredible. The property is beautiful and meticulously maintained. It’s centrally located on the island and a 2-minute walk to the beach. Every morning we had breakfast on a screened in deck, watched the sunrise and listened to the ocean waves. It was as magical as it sounds.
Bananaquit was thoughtfully designed with attention to every detail. The wrap around porch allowed you to watch both the sunrise and sunset. The kitchen was nice, easy to use, and well stocked with pots and pans. The house was spotlessly clean. The bathrooms were beautiful and each had a bar of special Bahamian soap. There were fresh flowers and a loaf of coconut bread on the counter when we arrived. Bedrooms were generously sized and the beds were incredibly comfortable to sleep in. Even an outdoor shower to rinse the sand off your feet.
Each space was intentionally designed and well planned. The pool was fantastic. The landscaping is some of the most beautiful tropical lush landscaping around, especially around the pool area.
There were some shortfalls. The caretaker was late meeting us at the dock. The AC on the main floor was broken when we arrived (7:30pm Saturday night) and not fixed until Tuesday afternoon. We tried to alert the property manager but the house cell phone had no minutes. Couldn't refill the minutes because it was Sunday. Luckily there was wifi and I emailed Mary who passed the message along.
It’s nobody’s fault that the power surges took out the AC, but there was only 1 small fan in the home. IPM didn't have any fans or portable AC's to lend us. It made the main living space, master BR, and kitchen essentially unusable (90+degrees and 80% humidity) the first two days. We had to stay in the basement level, which had separate AC's and a queen bed. We made the best out of it, but it was a bummer not to be able to sleep in the beautiful master BR with a king bed and ocean view!
We were surprised more than once by gardeners/pool cleaners/another pool guy entering the property to wash up and refill their water bottles using bananquits outdoor shower. One man even urinated near the property while I was nursing the baby by the pool. It made me uncomfortable.
As a guest, you don't know who is supposed to be there vs. who is taking advantage of the property. There should be a list of property caretakers with names, a photo, and when to expect them.
The house exceeded my expectations, but some items regarding maintenance could be improved.
Thank you for letting us know your concerns. We will look into them. Unfortunately on a small island things can not always get repaired as quickly as we would like.
Beautiful home and pool! Fully stocked house, clean, and centrally located. Management company super helpful on arrival and throughout our stay!
Great modern house!
We rented this house along with Coral Sands Beachhouse. Bananaquit has a great kitchen with plenty of room for all 15 of us to have a meal. Perfect combination of houses. This with a pool and Coral Sands on the beach. Bananaquit is a short path to the beach with great snorkeling. Beautiful home.
Thanks for your review Cindy. So happy you enjoyed your stay!
This home is fantastic!! Well maintained. The property is manicured. The pool has just enough sun. Highly recommend. Perfect for a large family. EM
Thanks Ed! Glad you enjoyed it!
Bananaquit House has everything we needed for a fun and relaxing vacation. We were a party of 10 that fit comfortably. The home is well appointed with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay. Kitchen is renovated and the gas grill was perfect for all the home cooked meals. The photos do not to this home justice. The beach is beautiful. The pool was great after a long day spent on the beach or the boat. The location of the home is perfectly situated in the middle of the island. A trip to town is a quick fun ride on a golf cart. This was a perfect family vacation. Definitely will be planning a repeat vacation. Thank you
Jamie and Paul Perry
Thanks Jamie and Paul. So happy you enjoyed your stay!
Deep sea fishing, bone fishing, excursions with shore lunch, coral reef snorkeling and diving, sea turtle siting excursions.