Beautiful Beachfront Cottages are located on Black Point one of the many islands that make up Exuma Cays, here, in The Bahamas. The cottages are situated within walking distance of all the local activities whilst also giving visitors the perfect amount of seclusion and privacy that they may require. On Black Point, the sea waters come in various hues of blue, the sun usually never takes a vacation and the people are always smiling. Staying with us at The Cottages on The Bay gives you access to all of this. The island is safe, clean, easy accessible by air or boat and the native language is English, although with our own unique accent and dialect. The cottages are located on a hill above the beach with have decks on both the front and back of the property, giving a beautiful 360 degree view of the island, the Atlantic ocean and the shallow Bahama Banks, setting the scene for beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and access to constant cool ocean breezes.If you are planning or thinking of getting married in the Exumas on our beautiful sandy beaches and our blue turquoise waters we can plan your wedding of a lifetime from the marriage officer or Minister .marriage license to the reception.Contact us for more information.
The living quarters are fully equipped with all necessary bathroom and bedroom items, clean and fresh linens , kitchen utensils, satellite TV, air-conditioning along with access to free WiFi. As a method of transport, golf carts are available for touring our beautiful island but this can also easily be done by foot. You can also rent a boat from us, so that you can explore more of the Exuma Cays such as the home of the world famous Swimming Pigs or the Thunderball Grotto (alternatively boat tours can be arranged upon arrival). While there are grocery stores on the island, we can fully stock the cottages before your arrival once provided with a list beforehand.
Whether you want to vacation by yourself as a couple or in a group we can accommodate you. However you decide to spend your vacation, we are here to cater to your every need. This is the perfect spot for an authentically Bahamian vacation.
Getting to Black Point is easy! You can travel here from Fort. Lauderdale, Florida via Water Makers Airlines into Staniel Cay and transportation will be provided at this point to Black Point .There will be a pick up and drop off fee to and from Staniel Cay. Alternatively you can fly into Nassau from nearly any location and travel to Black Point directly via Flamingo Airlines. Flight information is provided upon inquiry.
As Owners and Manager Of Beautiful Beachfront Cottages. We truly believe in treating our guests as more than customers and constantly try our best to ensure that every individual that chooses to stay with us has an enjoyable experience unique to their interests. Any opportunity to share the wonders and beauty that we have been afforded on this beautiful little island, is what makes the position that we hold truly fulfilling.
Ida Patton purchased this cottage in 2006
My husband and I had a blast in Ida and Terrance cottage. It was our first time on Bahamas and we wanted to get as local as possible. From the first minute of our arrival we realized that it was a right choice: 15 minutes boat ride to the cottage from Staniel Island, turquoise water, warm greeting by our hosts made us happy end excited. The cottage is smartly decorated with conditioner and ceiling fan. Very comfortable bathroom with a spacious shower stall, fully equipped kitchen and complimentary water. Upon arrival we have to do food shopping: convenience store was 20 minutes walk and a short distance to the dock across the bay. First time in our lives we used kayak to "go" to the grocery store. This chore turned out to be a fun kayak trip to the local food store and a bar where we found everything we needed: beer, rum, gin, tonic, and wine. We are not picky so eggs, milk, serial, canned food, and freshly baked coconut bread were sufficient for our breakfasts and lunches. Several nights we enjoyed delicious suppers in the local restaurants. And a couple of nights we cooked the fish that my husband caught in the ocean right from the beach 200 feet away from the cottage. Hiking, swimming, kayaking occupied us all week long and if we could we would stay there forever. Ida and Terrance checked on us almost daily and were very responsive to our needs. My husband brought all fishing gears but forgot fishing poll at home. Ida and Terrance brought us several polls the same night that made my husband very happy. We highly recommend this cottage to all people who prefer to stay off beaten tourists tracks and go with the flow.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ida and Terrance.
When my husband and I decided to revisit the Bahamas for our 5 year anniversary, we dreamed of literally being alone on a tropical island together and that is exactly what we got at Blackpoint. This was such a great way to take in the local cultures and escape the traditional tourist tracks. The cottage was perfect, Ida and Terrance were amazing hosts and we truly had the time of our lives !! The golf cart is a must, there are so many private beaches to explore here. The boat is a must !! We visited the pigs, the iguanas, the gratto, and snorkeled until we couldn't snorkel anymore. The cottage was equiped with paddleboard and a kayak. There was truly nothing more we could have asked for. We came just outside of the "season" and only had 3 neighbors who were great. One thing to note, the pictures of the cottages only show 3 structures, but this bluff has about 10 different property rentals on it. As we came off-season, we still had a lot of privacy as most of the properties were not occupied. Just something to note if you are looking for a truly private experience. This was the best time that we have ever had and hope to come back and visit again very soon. Thank you Ida and Terrance for everything !
One word can describe our visit to Exuma Cays "Amazing" . My Daughter and I visited BlackPoint Cay and stayed in Ida's two bedroom cottage. She was a gracious host and owner. Everything was perfect. Upon arrival she greeted us at the airport with our rented Golf Cart true VIP status. The cottages are very well decorated and with all amenities as a home away from home. Views from the cottages simply breathtaking with a gorgeous sunset every day. She also arranged a boat rental that we used for the day to visit the swimming pigs and other Cays in the area. Simply beautiful area The EXUMAS! Cant wait to go back. Warm friendly people on Black Point we had an awesome vacation. Thank you Ida look forward to returning soon.
My husband and I stayed at Ida's studio cottage for 10 days. The best ever!!! We were greeted at the islands airport and taken to our beautiful cottage. Ida has a great eye for decorating and uses quality linens and towels. we rented a golf cart which I highly recommend. The town is quaint and friendly. This is our second time back and it was like old home week. Deshamons (Diane and Simon) serves great food and drinks. Rambo makes wonderful rum punch smoothies and Lorraines fried chicken is the best. Dance the night away at Scorpios and visit Zhivago and D.J.Papa , you can put your name on a dollar bill and they will hang it on the bar. I could go on and on so come see for yourself and fall in love with the island and the people.
Keith and Tanya
My family of 3 stayed in Ida's two bedroom cottage over Memorial Day weekend. The cottages are beautiful, very nicely decorated, and have the most amazing views you can imagine. We rented a golf cart to get around the island which was a lot of fun and very convenient. This was by far our best vacation ever. The people on Black Point are so wonderful. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Go to Deshamons for great food and wonderful service. Rambo is a wonderful person and it's worth it to go just to make his acquaintance. Raynor was an awesome boat guide who showed us around and took us to many very cool places. Vacation here and be ready to unplug, unwind and enjoy a very beautiful island.
Ida’s beachfront cottages were absolutely amazing. The view is one that will stay with me forever. I traveled to Black Point with my sister, mother, grandmother, great aunt, and mother in law. Quite the crew! Upon arrival, we were greeted at the airport in Staniel Cay and taken, by boat, to Black Point. Talk about a one of a kind entrance! With the beautiful water and islands all around, you can’t help but going into your trip in awe. I am a sucker for wildlife, so seeing the rays, nurse sharks, and beautiful fish were an added bonus!
Ida’s cottages were in pristine condition. The air conditioning was fabulous! Rent the golf carts to get around the island. Take a gander at the beach behind the cottages, too. Look at the other reviews for suggestions of where to eat (this is what we did), especially ordering dinner ahead of time! We really enjoyed the crack conch and lobster, fish fingers, and rum punch! We stuck to Lorraine’s and Deshamon’s for the majority of our meals. Deshamon’s had pretty good pizza! Order some groceries ahead of time so that you have snack food/ lunch food at the cottages (coconut bread). The grocery store, Aderly’s, has some basic stuff, but not a lot. If you plan to partake in adult beverages, please note that white wine is not incredibly easy to come by. If you are ok with liquor and beer, you are good to go. Anything else, you may want to give Ida a good heads up and order it ahead of time!
We did a half day excursion visiting the pigs, iguanas, and sharks in Compass Cay. On said excursion, we did eat at the Staniel Cay yacht club and it was delicious. With some of our crowd being a little more seasoned and fresh out of knee replacement surgery, we did not get in with the pigs. We heard they were a little aggressive. Unfortunately, we totally missed out. Get in with the pigs… Take bread… Huge regret. Take lettuce for the iguanas, too. They were very cool! The sharks were incredible, as well and I also wish I had gotten in with them. My mother was worried that I would get bitten, so to appease her I abstained from swimming with the fishes. I will return to Ida’s Beautiful Beachfront Cottages with a braver crowd in order to fully experience everything in its glory!
Thank you Ida and Terrance! It was truly paradise!
Here you can visit the famous swimming pigs and native iguanas. Alternatively you can swim in the Thunderball grotto or even visit the Exuma Land & Sea National Park or the local Garden of Eden. Seeing the local blowhole is something on nearly everyone's must see list. Other activities include fishing, jetskiing, kayaking, snorkeling or planning a beach picnic on one of our deserted beaches.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
1-Bedroom/1-Bath Studio Cottage: $190.00/Night or $1330.00/Week
2-Bedroom/1-Bath Cottage: $240/Night or $1680.00/Week
No additional charge for extra guests
All taxes are included in rates shown
A 50% deposit is required on all bookings
BAHAMAIN SOUVENIERS ON SALE
BOAT RENTALS RANGING FROM 23FT TO 17FT
GOLF CART RENTALS
SNORKELING EQUIPMENT RENTALS ADULTS AND KIDS
CLEANING FEE $60.00
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