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Beachfront cottages with unbelievable views!

Bedrooms 6
Property type cottage


About the property

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 Here

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.

More Details

Ida Patton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About Ida Patton

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

Why Ida Patton chose Great Guana Cay

Official Home Of The Swimming Pigs Great Location!


Black Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All necessities are provided for you and your companions.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are two double bedroom cottages, that can sleep five persons with the help of one sleep futon. There are also two single studio cottages, that can sleep two persons each.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
Cook Avaliable By Request Baby Sitting Avaliable Upon Request Grocery Avaliable Upon Request


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Beachfront cottages with unbelievable views!
average rating of 4.92 based on 75 reviews

The way life should be... heaven...

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we did not have a care in the world (other than making sure you ordered your dinner the night before or the morning before you started your day). Ida and everyone on the island were just so welcoming. They made you feel right at home. We hired a captain and spent a day touring the island by boat. Saw the famous pigs, iguanas, swam with the nurse sharks, had lunch at Staniel Cay, swam at Thunderball Grotto, stopped to take pictures and walk on an amazing sand bar, stopped and picked up some amazing oversized starfish and released them back into the water. If you have the time, I highly recommend this trip as it is a day you will never forget.

The cottage location is perfect. The views were just… amazing. We spent days just lying on our chairs reading and taking it all it. Directly behind the cottage is the Atlantic side which is great for shelling and finding sea glass if that is your thing and also for exploring which we love to do. If you are internet dependent this is not the vacation for you at all. Internet at the cottage is not dependable. In town it is more reliable. This is a place to unplug and "let it go" as we kept joking all week. You will need to rent a golf cart to explore as there are some really beautiful beaches to see and spend time at while you are on BP. I would recommend bringing basics from Nassau. If you like your am coffee and half & half bring that as well as they do NOT sell it on the island. We brought bread, cheese, crackers, bagels and snack foods and what they sell in the market is basic and expensive.

Would we return, yes! Our last night on our vacation was spent at Atlantis in Nassau and we both agreed we will never be staying at a large resort ever again. We have been spoiled by the luxury and warm hearts of the people of Black Point and we could never thank them enough for making our vacation so memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for taking the time out of your bust schedule to write this review,We are glad to know that you had enjoyed every moment of your vacation with us,We look forward to your next vacation.God Bless you .Terrance and Ida Patton.
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Most amazing trip

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful getaway, this is the place. I can't begin to explain what an amazing time we had at Black Point. Ms. Ida is such a wonderful host. Her cottages were so clean and cozy, not to mention in a perfect location with an incredible view. We had a golf cart to get around the island and to go exploring. You can rent a boat to island hop over to Pig Beach, Iguana Beach, Thunderball Grotto and more. The people on the island were all so friendly and fun to be around. Everyone made us feel right at home everywhere we went.

Thank you, Ms. Ida, for your hospitality and kindness and for helping us have this incredible vacation.

Tabetha DuPriest

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! You guys were great! Happy and excited bunch wer'e.happy to know have enjoyed your stay and we made your vacation incredible.See you on your return trip.Blessings Terrance & Ida
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights in one of Ida's four properties with my wife and 2 kids (10 and 12 years old). We absolutely loved it! The property itself was clean, roomy, comfortable, and situated a few steps away from an incredible sandy beach. Kayaks, hammock, lounge chairs, and paddle board are all made available for no extra cost and we made use of all of them. Black Point is a really charming town with super friendly people. We rented a golf cart from Ida which made getting around a breeze. My son played basketball with the local kids after school our first day there which was a blast. The kids were awesome and really made my son feel welcome. Ida was super helpful and renting a boat from her along with a captain to give us a day-tour of the surrounding islands and beaches was just jaw dropping. An absolute must! Supper at Lorraine's and buying freshly baked coconut bread from Lorraine's mom was also a standout. Just be aware that it is very relaxed on the island so long waits for supper can be expected. As a matter of fact, part of the menu is only available if you pre-order hours in advance... but it is well worth it. Ordered the snapper in the afternoon for our supper at 19:00 and it was delicious. Basically, if you are looking for a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas, black point delivers in spades. 3 days was not enough, we are already planning our next vacation here and will be staying 7 to 10 days next time. See you soon Ida!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much guys for your great review,you were a great family friendly ,cummicative and very tidy will definitely host you again.God bless you guys.See you soon.
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Edison, NJ, US

We loved every day we spent there.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our property.We really appreciate you guys visiting our Island and staying with us.See you on your return trip to Black Point .God Bless you both.
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simi valley

Exactly what we needed !!

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you guys for your fantastic review of our property and our island.It is all about rest and relaxation.See you on your retuen trip.God Bless you.Terrance and Ida Patton.
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Exumas one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and tell others about this lovely paradise.God Bless you.Terance and IdaPatton Owners
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Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Black Point Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

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







Owner's Cancellation Policy

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