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'Sweet Ting' Guest Cottage Offers Charm, Romance & Adventure.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

'Sweet Ting' is a lovely guest cottage, situated on a 2 1/2 acre waterfront, called Done Reach Villa, located in Hartswell, Exuma. The studio style cottage has a private entrance and parking area along with wrap around decking. The loft cottage, which is tiled throughout, has 15' high peaked cypress ceilings The kitchen, dining and living spaces are separated by a movable privacy screen. You have a choice of using the air-conditioning, and/or ceiling fans or opening up to the lovely island breezes.

At the water's edge, you will find the pristine blue-green gin-clear waters which have made Exuma the yachting capitol of the Western hemisphere. KAYAKS are available for guests, allowing exploration of sand banks of the Bahamas National Trust park at Moriah Harbour Cay which is located directly across from the property Whether you are fishing from the dock or bone-fishing on the flats, snorkeling , or swimming , it is all available by lovely meandering paths from the cottage and through the villa gardens.

The property location is directly across from the eastern end of Moriah Harbor Cay, accessible in minutes by kayaks or the 11' Boston Whaler. The bonefish flats are directly opposite the property and a few minutes more of paddling brings you to the most beautiful, pristine and quite often deserted beach for walking, running or swimming You can also grab the umbrella and some lunch and just spend the day, imagining you are on a deserted island with not a care in the world - your private oasis.

Swimming, snorkelling and fishing are just a few of the things that can be done right from the private dock of 'Done Reach'. From the hilltop deck, you can view those who enjoy bonefishing, kiteboarding or kayaking. There are two single kayaks and one double kayak available for the guests' use. Arrangements can be made for bonefish guides or kiteboard lessons. If you choose not to participate but to be a spectator,

pull up a deck chair and just enjoy the spectacular view.

The owner of the property welcomes any questions and is happy to be of assistance.

Will be happy to provide French or Italian speaking person with any detailed questions.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Johanna

It was during my very first visit to Exuma in 1983 that I realized this was one very sweet place. Coming from a very different environment in the northeast of U.S., it seemed such a breath of fresh air. Each year, I returned, staying longer, meeting new friends, until finally, the decision was made to build a home.

The beauty of the island never ceases to amaze me, even after all these years.

Why Johanna chose Great Exuma

After exploring different areas of the island, this was the location that appealed to me most. There was initially just acres of thick bush and a path had to be made to ascend to the ridge. Climbing a tree was the best way to see what the view had in store for us from the 52' elevation. From the water's edge it was beautiful - from the ridge, where the house would be situated, it was breathtaking!

What makes this cottage unique

"Done Reach Villa" is the 2 1/2 acre property on which "Sweet Ting" Guest Cottage is located. It is a peaceful oasis in a world that quite often seems chaotic. It is quiet yet offers fun and excitement. Located only 9 miles from GeorgeTown, "Sweet Ting" Guest Cottage has become a five star favorite with the many guests who have visited.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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'Sweet Ting' Guest Cottage Offers Charm, Romance & Adventure.
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews
Geneva, Switzerland

Look no further... this is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I couldn't have asked for anything better. Johanna was a great host, made sure we had all we needed, and was very accommodating. The cottage itself was spacious, clean and charming. The location was peaceful, only a 15 minute drive from Georgetown and has fantastic views (especially from the upper deck - great spot for breakfast!). Best food we had on the island was at Santana's, which is a 15 min drive from the cottage. Our most memorable time in Exuma was spent kayaking from the cottage over across the bay to explore the pristine beaches and sandbars at low tide - that was just amazing! Johanna's beautiful dog (Lucky) will be the first to greet you on arrival! Extremely friendly and quiet dog who would sit outside the cottage door waiting for us to let him in! (his favourite spot is on the couch!). We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting Exuma. Wished we stayed longer, would love to return one day! Thank you Johanna!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. It is wonderful that you traveled such s long distance to share our "paradise". Moriah Harbor Cay is exquisite natural beauty just a few minutes paddle away, and of course, Santana's is definitely island fare with special attention from owner, Dee. There is more to experience, so hope to see you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the property--the deck with its views, the hammock near the water, and the private dock to lounge on. The cottage was great--not too small, not to big, and very clean. We used the kayak to get to the sandbar across the way. And best of all we made friends with the dog Lucky! He was the perfect companion!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Memory To Cherish

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful guest cottage is the subject of many wholly complimentary reviews which, without exception, extol its many virtues, together with those of the astonishingly beautiful surroundings within which it is set and, of course too, of Johanna, its owner who, without qualification, it was a privilege to meet. Without reservation, our entire stay was a joy and perfect in every respect and it is easy to endorse fully all of the treats that await you should you visit, that have been detailed in other reviews. What I would like to emphasise personally is the immediate and sustained feeling of friendship and welcome that we experienced from Johanna from the first hugs of greeting as we parked in the drive to the sad time of our departure two weeks later. This was wholly genuine. We were not simply tenants. We were more than guests even. We were made to feel wholeheartedly welcome, that our being there was a true pleasure for Johanna herself and, as such, that we were very much part of the "family". These personal qualities seemed to spread out around us, extend into the fabric of the property and its unique setting, and they gave us a holiday experience full of memories to cherish. Will be be back? No contest. Yes please!

Terry & Georgia Cook (Isle of Wight, England)

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Terry and Georgia. You cannot imagine what it means to me when I read your review - I actually got chills - and that is a good thing here in the Bahamas. You are both wonderful and it would be a delight to have you return. I have always felt this is a very special place with wonderful peaceful and restorative energy. It is definitely an oasis of tranquility in a world of chaos. Thank you for being a part of our lives here on the island. We would welcome you back with open arms.
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Cottage in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Stunning Views from this property. Moriah key, is breathtaking. Unit is clean, comfortable, and feels like paradise. Johanna (owner) is friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to speak with. I highly recommend visiting this rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review of your stay at "Sweet Ting: Guest Cottage. It is my pleasure to host guests who are, like you, so very appreciative of the cottage, the care in which it is looked after and the incredibly beautiful vistas offered from the hilltop deck showing Moriah Harbor Cay, Man O War Cay, Elizabeth Harbor and the ocean beyond.
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Santa Rosa, CA

What a beautiful, peaceful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent a beautiful 10 days in this lovely cottage. It's a very warm, cozy spot with gorgeous views from atop the hillside where there are chairs to sit and enjoy the view and the breezes. Unfortunately, my husband got the flu while we were there and was in bed for three days, but I was able to enjoy the dock - sunning, reading & drinking a few Kalik beers. The owner's dog, Lucky, was good company in those down days. Johanna is a lovely person, who took me under her wing while my husband was down. She took me into Georgetown for some grocery shopping and showed me some beautiful beaches we had not seen on our previous trip to Exuma. We shared some wine and good conversation a couple of nights as well, which helped the time to pass while my husband was sick. We still managed to rent a boat from Minn's one day (highly recommend), made it to the beach a few times, and over to Chat & Chill. It's a lovely island - peaceful and quiet. I would highly recommend this lovely cottage for a couple's home base. Managed to still have a good time, despite the sickness.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests. "Sweet Ting" Guest Cottage attracts the nicest people and it is a pleasure to meet you, assist you when needed and chat when and if you have the desire. Exuma is a wonderful island and the Bahamians are among the finest. Hoping you will find your way "home" again.
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Oakville, Ontario CANADA

Tranquility at its best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were fortunate to spend a week at Johanna's lovely cottage. It was so relaxing & peaceful exactly what we were looking for an anniversary getaway. Johanna was a treat to deal with & had answers to any questions we may have had. The cottage was well equipped & had all you would need. We spent a few nights in barbecuing & cooking, but also enjoyed the evenings we would be out. Like everyone has commented on, Lucky & Sophie were a special treat & we loved having them around. Another added bonus was Edmond, Johanna's caretaker, he was always available if we had any questions or recommendations. A wonderful guy! Exuma's beaches are spectacular, like nothing we've ever seen before. Tropic of Cancer, Forbes Hill, Hooper's Bay, Jolly Hall & even one we discovered on our own were unbelievable. We look forward to returning some day, sooner than later we hope. Thank you again Johanna.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonefishing, snorkeling, kayaking and birdwatching are activiites that can be done right from the property. Kiteboarding is enjoyed within minutes on Moriah Harbor Cay - directly across from the property. From GeorgeTown (9 miles), you can rent a boat which will allow you to explore beautiful Elizabeth Harbor - a must see is Stocking Island, Chat n Chill and also there are some lovely reefs you will want to see.A most memorable day trip is traveling through the Exuma chain of islands on a chartered boat. It is a fantastic day trip where you will see the swimming pigs and iguanas, swim with the sharks, snorkel Thunderball Cave and enjoy seeing the homes of the rich and famous. While there are all these various activities, some days are just made for lounging on the cottage deck,the hilltop deck, or take the path to the water's edge, where you can fish from the dock or take a snooze in the hammock. It is all available when you stay at 'Sweet Ting' Guest Cottage.


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George Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The 'Sweet Ting' guest cottage is located nearby the main house, but still maintains privacy. There is a separate parking area and also a separate entrance to the guest cottage. The hilltop deck is available for the cottage guests exclusively with a very short path leading up to the platform. Another natural meandering path leads down the hill to the waterfront, where you will find a hammock, chairs, the dock and kayaks. If you take your time and pause on the water, you will see turtles, rays, possibly dolphins if you are lucky. The area is protected by the Bahamas National Trust.

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