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Best Bone Fishing, Lobstering, Snorkeling and Beach Right Here

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + 2 sleeping lofts (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

If you like walking on pristine beaches with shells everywhere and great snorkeling in less than 20 feet of water -- well, all this can be yours directly outside our Conch Villa.

We purchased and renovated this villa in 2004 with updates periodically. It's the perfect retreat for a small family who loves turquoise water (there's lots of shallow water for children to play in), and totally laid-back vacationing.

Some of the best bonefishing in the world! Percy can take you, just ask for him when yhou get there.The berry islands are considered a sport fishing mecca. Whether your particular style is reef fishing, deep-sea fishing, bone fishing, or bottom fishing the waters off Great Harbor are teeming with enough fish to satisfy any appetite. In May the islands come alive with competitors vying for trophies during the fishing tournament held in Great Harbor Marina.

If you need a car, Happy People, Elorn Rolle, or Carrie my housekeeper will rent one or a golf cart, your choice. Boats are also available.

Eat at the Pool Bar everything is great!; my favorite is the cracked conch! The Bahamians upon request will make you key lime pie, peas and rice or other local dishes for a small fee.

The villa's interior is furnished in the Bahamian tradition. There is one master bedroom with a queen size bed; and two lofts --one with twin beds and the other with a queen size bed.

The living room and bedroom have cathedral ceilings. The full kitchen has a breakfast bar; and there is also a small dining table. The living room and bedroom open up onto a wrap-around deck with fabulous views of the ocean and golf course.

At night you can see the light of the cruise ships as they get ready to dock at their privately-owned islands. (With permission you may visit these islands and take part in the fun and food). In the morning you'll get an orange sunrise view from the master suite.

The kitchen is equiped with stove, oven, refrigerator, dishes,, and all cooking utensils. A washer and dryer is included.

The master bedroom has a TV and VCR/CD player so bring your favorite movies. There is presently no cable or satellite, however, it is being shipped as I write this.. The villa is equipped with a phone for local calls and there is Wi-Fi.

Walkways lead from the villa to the sea; and thatched umbrellas adorn the beach. Everything is within walking distance; but cars, golf carts aand boats are available upon request. Don't miss out on visitng this island

.Great Harbor is known for its spectacular diving and champion sportfishing, second only to the Biminis. The lobstering is unbelieveable. Lying in a long lacy line this group of 30 cays cover an area of 12 sq. miles.

We would love to reserve this home for you. Come and enjoy our home.If total seclusion and a restful breeze are your idea of a vacation, then the Berry Islands are for you. Great Harbor is for those who wish to escape the maddening crowds, and let their troubles drift out to sea with the afternoon tide.

The airport does accomodate small jet planes.

Six person maximum. Must be over 21 years old to rent

Keywords: condo,apartment,bungalow

More Details

Owner
Julie Ogburn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Julie Ogburn

My husband and I are/were real estate agents and developers. I am retired and my husband continues to work. We live and have raised our four children in Mobile, Alabama.on the water. We love the water and seem to always vacation around it. We found Great Harbor when we were invited by friends to their home there. We fell in love and continue to enjoy Great Harbor and the berry islands. My husband loves to fish and lobster, and I love to shell and go boating, so we both get to enjoy our passions.

Julie Ogburn purchased this villa in 2004

Why Julie Ogburn chose Bahamas

My husband and I chose Great Harbor because of the 6 miles of pristine beach, unbelieveable lobstering, bone fishing and great food! We have made many friennds with travelers and the local bahamians. My family has been vacationing here since 2004 . Quite a few of my renters have built or are now building on Great Harbor becaue they enjoy it as much as we do. It is easy to get to and from an airport from the states through Nassau and easily accessable from Florida by chartering a plane or just buying a seat on a charter, yet it is remote, which keeps it from getting crowded with tourists. It is the perfect place to go if you want a little bit of everything, and seclusion at the same time.

What makes this villa unique

It is a a five minute walk down to the "Beach Club" which serves breakfast and lunch. Ask for an "Angie Special" for lunch and enjoy "yellow grits" with your choice of breakfast.

My favorite ritual is to have breakfast at the Beach Club, walk on to Shrark Creek, further down the beach, shell for hours, walk back to the Beach Club have a Coke and walk home arms full of shell. Be sure only to pick up shells with no living creatures inside and "white" sand dollars. We all need to do what we can to preserve nature. In the evening my favorite food is at the "Pool Bar" located next to the Marina. Order a take out, or enjoy the vacationers you'll meet there while you eat. I love to eat at the bar. That's where you will meet most vacationers and locals.

Amenities

Berry Islands Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bath with tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) There is a queen bed in master and queen bed in lofrt above the den, Twin or Single Beds (1) there are twin beds in the loft above master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) baby pack "n" play. One blow up queen mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Master bedroom witth queen bed, loft above with twin beds. Loft above great room with queen bed. Pack "n" play for baby, Two kyaks to use.

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Map

Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
walking distance for breakfast and lunch
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Two kayaks

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Rates & Availability

Berry Islands Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Water is not drinkable. Water in water cooler upon arrival. Water may be bought at marina or Whitewater. Bring in water-cooler container and refill. Please keep doors closed if air is on. Bahamas's electricity is very expensive. Closing the doors keeps rent prices down. Cars can be rented from Carrie or from Elorn Rolle at Happy People. Phone numbers by phone. I hope you enjoy your stay. We love it there. If you need anything just call me and I will try and help you. The Bahamians' on the island are great people. They are eager to help in anyway they can. It is safe to walk or hitch-hike night or day. Great place for children to run and play and learn about other cultures. Be sure and visit the Art Shack at the Beach Club. A portion of all proceeds go to the local school.! Local art is available there.
This is mainly a CASH island. Credit card use at the Fuel Dock of course and Happy People for car rentals. Very few, if any restaurants take them.

$250.00 hold fee subtracted when full payment is applied . Full payment due 10 days after booking, along with 500.00 damage deposit refundable damage deposit which will be returned after inspection within 10 after vacating. Maid fee of $150. paid to Carrie in CASH upon arrival. When check clears you are booked. Time is of the essence. If you would like direct bank deposit I will set up.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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