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Ocean Villa duplex two side

Black Point, The Bahamas
  • Apartment8000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8) duplex

Ordinary is no place to be. Our villa is located right in the heart of the beautiful Bahamas, in the Exuma island chain. Dubbed 'the crown jewels of the Bahamas' these islands offer a unique retreat that is quiet and serene. The waters are astoundingly pure and the blues shine through unlike anywhere in the world. Many of nearby islands are uninhabited, free for you to land on and explore the pristine white beaches, collect shells and do anything you like.

Whether you like to just enjoy the comfort of the villa's facilities and its beach watching the sun set and rise in the ocean or go around exploring the land and the ocean adventurously, you will surely experience the vacation that is in every way unforgettable.

We gladly welcome every visitor and will cater to your every need from cooking to organizing trips around the islands. There are several powerboats available for rent along with access to a golf cart at a low cost, that lets you explore the area in and around the Black Point settlement and of course the sunfish boat!

Let yourself have the vacation of your dreams just the way you want it!

Keywords: beachfront, oceanfront, bahamas, bahama, exuma, exumas, adventure, shallow, blue, staniel, thunderball, boat, powerboat, jetski, sunfish, sailing

Owner

Owner

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
What makes this Apartment unique

The villa is situated in a unique spot on the Great Guana Cay on a hill overlooking both the deep aquamarine waters of the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the shallow bright blue banks of the Exuma to the west. There's a beach and a gazebo right in front of the villa. Splash around in the safety of the shallow calm waters and be sure to try sunfish sailing! Check out our location on Google Maps to get an idea of the beauty of the surrounding area.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (4)

        Bathrooms

        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Beach View
            • Beachfront
              The beach is excellent for kids because the waters are shallow and very safe.
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              Ocean beach and the nearby bluff offer spectacular views.
            • Water View

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Free Long Distance
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                        • Catering Available
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          (2)
                        • Microwave
                          (2)
                        • Refrigerator
                          (2)

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (4)
                                • Television

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Gazebo
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Outdoor Grill

                                      Attractions

                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • boating
                                            • shelling
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • groceries
                                                • laundromat
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • snorkeling
                                                    • snorkeling/diving
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: Flexible

                                                      Check-out: Flexible

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      45 Reviews

                                                      Wonderful4.9/5

                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Perfect! The house was clean and moteratley stocked.

                                                      Angela G.

                                                      Just what we needed. A quite and beautiful Island. Definitely recommend the golf cart rental so you can explore the whole Island. If you are looking for internet I don't recommend; it was never strong enough-you can get it at the restaurants in town. We didn't have time for internet and enjoyed every minute of our vacation. If you are looking for smiling faces and beautiful scenery: Black Point is the place. Everyone on the Island is eager to see that you are enjoying your stay. Groceries are limited so we took ours from Nassau in coolers-it really would have been just as cheap to bring snacks and eat out in the 3 local restaurants! Groceries are very expenses. Over-all this is a vacation I will never forget! Absolutely Amazing!! If you stay in the Villas be sure to get Santos to be your guide for at least a day: We saw the iguanas', swam with the pigs, snorkeled in the cave were James Bond movie "Thunderbolt" was filmed (beautiful fish and coral) and got to pet the sharks!!! Black Point is a small island with big heart! Be sure to check with the local ladies to buy baskets, hats and homemade bread, especially the coconut bread-sooo good!

                                                      Angela Gaskins

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      serving you is what we love to do , and once you are happy we are happy thanks for coming and enjoying your vacation at our place

                                                      Great location for an Exumas adventure

                                                      Jon W.

                                                      We had a great time in the Exumas and the duplex was a great place to stay for us. We rented both sides of the duplex and were very comfortable staying there.

                                                      The amenities are as advertised and the beauty of the Exumas is amazing. The property itself is a bit weathered, but overall clean. Most of our time was spent on or at the water.

                                                      Henry was great to work with and helped set up the private plane from Nassau to Black Point and back. He also met us at the Nassau airport the first day and gave us a tour of Nassau and took us shopping for groceries (highly recommended to do in Nassau) - above and beyond any other property owner I've worked with in the past. Every night Santos would stop by the house to check in and see if anything was needed.

                                                      We rented a small boat to explore the Cays and went out almost everyday exploring. Black Point is a great launching place to do this, as the moorings and public dock are accessible and everyone in Black Point is super friendly and helpful with anything you need.

                                                      Black Point itself is laid back and simple with Lorraine's, Deshemond's, and Scorpio's as the main places to grab lunch or dinner and a few grocery stores (with limited stock) should you run out of something. We found ourselves up at Stainel Cay Yacht Club for a couple meals as well during our stay, but the easy going style of Black Point suited us great for a place to be based out of and we are already discussing going back next year.

                                                      As the Bahamian immigration officer said when we told him we were going to the Exumas - "OK, I'll see you again next year"

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      THANKS!!! service is what we love to give and do this is why we rent to make sure others enjoy our place my wife and children work hard behind the seine to make sure you have the best vacation. once is not enough

                                                      Fantastic stay at the duplex—would definitely go back

                                                      Michelle C.Boston, MA

                                                      We had a wonderful eight-night stay at the duplex. (The person who wrote the one-star review must be a hypochondriac or perhaps a grifter. There are no bed bugs, and to suggest that the property was "uninhabitable" is patently absurd.) My wife and I and our two young kids had one side; in-laws were in the other. We loved that the property was at a narrow part of the island so there was a wild, windy beach on one side and a sheltered, safe bay on the other. For the kids, the huge intertidal zone was a great place to wade, wander, and splash around. I did snorkel a bit on the windward side but for most of the (very windy) week it was too rough to try.

                                                      It was great having two golf carts at our disposal. A few of us went up to the small harbor at the northern end of the island almost every day to go spearfishing out in the channel, and we usually rode into Black Point "town" a few times a day to get groceries, buy conch salad from the guys at the dock, or just putter around. We also took the carts down to Plain Beach, which is pretty much at the end of the road. We had one flat tire which Marko replaced very quickly. Marko also took us out on a boat to see the swimming pigs and the iguanas, the Thunderball grotto, lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club, and some good spearfishing spots. He and just about everyone else we met on the island were friendly and helpful, without being too omnipresent.

                                                      Complaints? Nothing major. The windy weather did have some screens and doors rattling a bit, and I think some of the latches could stand to be replaced. All minor stuff. A hammock or two on the gazebo would be awfully nice.

                                                      To-do: Buffet at Lorraine's (great food, great price), quiet dinner at Deshamon's, happy hour at Scorpio. Definitely do a day on a boat to see the nearby sites. If you do any spearfishing, go with a boat or set up a small floating tank/bucket contraption to hold your speared fish. The first day we went out, I had several speared fish on a float line (as I'd done many times in the South Pacific, without incident) and when we were almost back to the dock I let my guard down for a few moments and when I turned back to look at the fish I saw a Caribbean reef shark about two meters away. I watched helplessly as it grabbed the fish and yanked the whole line right out of my dive partner's hand. We ended up finding an empty gas can on the windward beach, which we converted to a floating fish hold. No further run-ins with sharks after that.

                                                      This location is fantastic!

                                                      Ronald L.canterbury nh

                                                      My family stayed in both of Henry's villas, including both sides of the duplex, immediately after the previous 1 star review and feel that such a bad review was unfair. We agree that the phone and internet service was not reliable, but so what, we were on vacation and trying to avoid those distractions. We did lose water pressure for a few hours which Marco fixed promptly. For more comments, see the review on the larger 3 bedroom villa titled "What a great family vacation!".

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      THANKS FOR WRITING THE TRUTH AND HAPPY YOU FOLLOW THE LAST GUEST AND NO BED BUGS AND IT'S A TWO BED ROOM AND BATHROOM AND EVERYTHING WAS GREAT, I AM HAPPY YOU ARE PLANNING ANOTHER VACATION WITH US .

                                                      Beautiful view and beach with extremely uninhabitable house

                                                      Rebekah B.

                                                      The house was musty and smelled like the windows hadn't been opened in months. The thermostat read 86 degrees. The AC did not function properly till day 3- running constantly. It was freezing for days! The window enclosures were not protected with intact screens so we were unable to open the windows.

                                                      The unit is held out to be a 2 bedroom which in fact is a 1 bedroom. There is a kitchen with a small love-seat (occupying much of the small kitchen) and table/chairs. 1 bedroom with a closet, 1 bthrm, & 2nd room with a bed and a door leading out to the porch. Where we are from this 2nd rm would NOT be considered a bdrm.

                                                      The unit is advertised as having Wi-Fi and a land line. The phone was not working our entire stay. The Wi-Fi was also down a significant portion of the time. This was definitely a rental issue bc locals did NOT have this problem. We contacted Henry, rental owner, reg. this issue. He offered the caretakers cell phone but this wasn't available for 24hrs. The 2nd time we asked to use the cell phone he never responded.

                                                      Two of the 8mornings started without plumbing. No running water or toilet!

                                                      The bthrm had a stand up shower with a broken shower head.

                                                      The cleanliness of the home was terrible. There were no cleaning supplies. There was a broom but no dustpan. We showered outside with the hose.

                                                      We informed Henry that the washing machine wasn't working. When attempting to run a load we found a stuffed washer with sheets & towels being washed by the other rental unit. We were not only unable to wash our clothes but we have since been charged for the damage to the machine.

                                                      The worst part of the week were the "bug bites" that we thought we were getting every day on the beach. We mentioned to Henry and he said they were sand flies, although sand flies were not normal in January per Henry. My legs alone had over 100bites on each, as did my husbands. Upon our arrival home we saw a doctor who diagnosed both of us with BED BUGS!

                                                      All of the above was relayed to Henry in an appropriate amount of time. We asked him to relieve us of the rest of our obligation to the rental when we determined that things were not salvageable. This was met with no sympathy. We asked for a buyout of the rental as the house and accommodations were not as advertised, prepared, or ready for inhabitants. All of our requests were dismissed and we were instead told of the freebies we were getting. ie. water, kyaks, broken golf cart.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached on a Sunday morning in 1957, he fought the temptation to retaliate against a society steeped in racism.

                                                      “How do you go about loving your enemies?” he asked the Dexter Avenue Baptist congregation in Montgomery, Alabama. “Begin with yourself. . . . When the opportunity presents itself for you to defeat your enemy, that is the time which you must not do it.”

                                                      HAS TO BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON THE PLANET...

                                                      DIGGERSPOPLAR BRANCH, NC

                                                      AMAZING...HENRY IS THE GREATEST! HIS HOME IS SO COMFORTABLE AND IN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOCATION ..WE HAD A AMAZING 10 DAYS..ALREADY PLANNING OUR NEXT TRIP BACK.. WE HAVE STAYED AT HENRYS TWICE AND IT NEVER DISAPPOINTS.. MARCOS AND SANTOS ARE SO ACCOMIDATING AND FRIENDLY..EVERYONE ON THE ISLAND IS SO FRIENDLY AND THE FOOD IS GREAT!

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      Once is not enough even twice you would not see all the spot.

                                                      Location

                                                      Black Point, The Bahamas

                                                      There's a lot to explore on sea and on land. There are wonderful paths to walk and the cleanest sparkling ocean waters to swim in. A small quiet and welcoming town of Black Point has cosy cafes and a bar allowing you to completely unwind at night.

                                                      Availability

                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                      Tax Rate
                                                      7%

                                                      I have two boat one is a 17ft boat rental $200 and $400 for the sea ray per day , you could rent one side of the duplex at $200 per night or both side at $400 per night

                                                      $500avg/night
                                                      45 Reviews
                                                      Wonderful 4.9/5
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