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The Heart of Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Home of the Swimming Pigs.

The bungalow is about a 2 min walk from the beach

Four words says it all. "Vacation of a Lifetime". This marvelous property sits between the beautiful deep blue waters of the Atlantic and the calming waters turquoise water of the Sound. every room has its own unique view of the water. The bright colors of each unit are sure to set the mood for a real island vacation. Each unit is equipped with air condition to cool your temperatures after an exciting days trip of Boating, swimming, jet skiing, fishing or back from an amazing tour of our fantastic chain of islands here in the Exuma's . The kitchens are fully equipped with all cooking utensil and small kitchen appliances. Granite counter tops set the tune for an amazing gathering while preparing your in home meals and discussing what's on the agenda for the next exciting day outdoors. inclusive Kayaks and paddle boards are an extra bonus to make your play time in the sun even more enjoyable. Out door furniture are on all decks. That's is a plus for those morning or evening relaxation time while watching the sunrise or the sunset. Hammocks are also available. Choose a boat from our fleet and add a guided tour as well. You will experience the meaning of what we call "island life". The Official home of the swimming pigs.

We can assist with all your needs to make your vacation a memory that will last a lifetime. Golf carts rentals are available for you to explore the island and get to interact with the friendly locals. You have a few flight choices to reach the island. You can fly Water Makers air from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Staniel Cay Exuma ( boat transportation can be arrange) then travel by boat to Black Point (ask about our transportation services). or your can Fly the commercial airline of choice to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Directly to Black Point. Ask for more information.

More Details

Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Ulrisa/Raymond Andrews chose Black Point

We are dedicated to providing you with exceptional service. It our desire to make this your home away from home and do our best to make you say 'we'll be back'


Black Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ocean View 1 full bath Ocean Reef 2 full bath Outdoor shower on property.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Ocean View - 1 bedroom (1 queen) and sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 Ocean Reef - 2 bedrooms (1 queen and two twin) Sleeps 4 in beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Cook available by request. Grocery orders by request. Video Game console by request Baby sitting by request.


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The Heart of Paradise
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Sanford NC

Perfect family trip to the Bahamas!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking to avoid crowds and the big resorts and stumbled upon Black Point. Very peaceful and definitely what we wanted! Raymond (Bread Boy) and Ulrisa were wonderful hosts and their cottage was perfect for our family. With amazing access to the beach and paddle boards and kayaks we had plenty to do. We also hired a guide (JR is awesome!) and boat for two days (just ask Bread Boy and Ulrisa - they can hook you up with whatever you may need!) and swam with the pigs and sharks and turtles. JR also took us to several empty beaches where we could walk, swim, and relax. The locals on Black Point are warm and welcoming and definitely make you feel at home. The stores on the island are limited, which was not a problem for us but definitely do your homework so you know what to expect. We highly recommend the cottage and the whole area is incredibly beautiful. Thank you Bread Boy and Ulrisa!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Know what to expect before you go!

  • 3 of 5

Exquisite water, view and privacy!!! There are no words for the natural beauty and blue water. Do your research - NOTHING is included and there are few resources on the island. We were only there four full days and I didn't have time to negotiate prices of boat, cleaning, etc. Plan your meals - there are two restaurants - both are mediocre. The island people are very friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time in the Family Islands

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed in the 4 bedroom purple house for two nights and then moved over to the 3 bedroom blue house for another two nights and we couldn't have been more pleased with either home. Ulrissa and Raymond were the perfect hosts, always available if needed but never intrusive. Both homes are well appointed and have views that will capture your heart and stay in your mind forever! We rented boats from Raymond on two days and made amazing family memories on both days. Iguana beach is a short 10 minute ride away from Black Point, and then its just another 10 minutes to Staniel Cay, (where we had a delicious lunch), from there Thunderball Grotto is a two minute trip and then on to swim with the pigs about 5 minutes from there and another 10 minutes to Compass Cay to swim with the nurse sharks. (remember to bring cash, Compass Cay charges $10 a head to land at their docks - worth every cent!) Our guide, "Magic" was perfect! He pointed out highlights along the way and was very courteous and accommodating - navigating the boat to ease our entry/exit and assisting in any way! We also rented a golf cart and would recommend exploring Black Point a bit more! This place is truly a paradise unspoiled by hustle and bustle and the Black Point locals are incredibly friendly and welcoming! Planning our next trip already!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very for choosing us for your vacation spot. You all were very pleasant and basically blended right in to the island life :) Mum really enjoyed her stay to the fullest and that put a smile on my face everytime I saw her!! Hope to see you all again. God bless
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Amazing Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 8 glorious days at Black Point in Bread Boy and Ulrissa's beautiful yellow 1 br cottage. The place is gorgeous and decorated so nicely! We had a view of the Atlantic from our front porch, and the Caribbean from the back deck. It was amazing! And if you needed anything at all, just ask and they're on it! We ran out of propane for the stove, and no sooner had we reported it to Bread Boy than someone was there to switch out the bottle! They make sure you feel like you're home during your stay. They also let us tour the other cottages (well, the empty ones) and ALL of their properties are just stunning! There is internet, but the connection can be spotty at times. Beaches are just a few minutes walk, both on the Atlantic and the Caribbean side. I'd advise to rent a golf cart and go exploring - we found the most gorgeous beach I've ever seen! I can't wait to go again. I would recommend them to anyone!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Island

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Breadboys in Blackpoint for 2 weeks. The house was spotless and has everything you need. I felt like it was home the minute I walked in the door. There are spectacular views of the ocean from the front porch where I spent a few hours in the hamic. There are spectacular views from the back porch which faces the exuma bank waters. Its not enough that we had fabulous water views from both the front and back of our place but they also have a beach which is one of nicest beaches in the area. We would bbq on the back porch and watch the boats at anchor with amazing sunsets. We had such easy access to paddle boards, kyacks and inner tubes out our back door. The exuma bank waters are some of the most beautiful coloured water you will see in the world. Even when the ocean is rough the Exuma bank is usually nice and calm for boating. Actually when the tide goes out you can walk out for almost a half a mile….which if you have small kids it is ideal. We are looking into returning next year with our family and grandkids. We rented a 21’whaler and a 17’ whaler and spent many days visiting the grotto (snorkelling), and visiting numerous white sandy gorgeous beaches….some we swam with pigs (large swimming pigs), some we swam with iguanas, we visited other local Cays where we swam with sharks and bought some local fish. While the boat rentals are a must if we had one complaint it would be the cost of the boat rentals. We made a mistake and hauled a bunch of groceries and payed extra for the haul and learned that it would have been much easier to just order everything through the Owners. The Owners will put you in touch with Costrite in Nassau (on-line store) and you can order anything you want and have it shipped to the door. The Owners pick it up on arrival and put it in your place when you arrive. Live and learn…..Rented a golf cart and had lots of fun driving into town (5 minutes) and seeing the locals and enjoying some awesome Bahamian food. Homemade fresh coconut bread every day from town made for a few extra pounds…The best Bahamian meal we had was made by the Owners for us the night before we departed. Thank you and WE WILL BE BACK……

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Exuma Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable 5 day adventure staying in the two bedroom two bath cottage on Black Point Cay run by Raymond and Ulrissa. They are a wonderful couple that work hard to keep their first happy. Ulrissa was always quick to answer my text.

Out the back door just steps down the stone path and you are on the water. Kayaks, a paddle board and other toys are waiting. At low tide you have a cove of sand. Out the front door and across the road is the Atlantic Ocean. The small cove holds a beautiful beach and we spent hours playing in the surf. On our last night, Raymond (Breadboy) had a bonfire made for the guest.

The cottage has internet but it was spotty at best. It seemed to work best in the early morning. We also had satellite tv and air conditioning.

Order supplies and food about two weeks ahead of time as it comes by a boat delivering island provisions. Be sure to purchase charcoal, lighter fluid and a lighter if you want to grill out. The town has two stores that have limited supplies and food.

We rented a golf cart and boat from Breadboy for the stay. My plan was to have a guide on the first day and then go off on my own. I ended up using the same guide, Roger, the entire stay. He was worth every penny as he grew up in Black Point and is knowledgeable on all the best spots and islands to see. He also put up with us going to pig island every day!

If you are looking for crowds, night life and gift shops, touristy areas, lots of restaurants....This place is not for you. If you want to stay in a pleasant cottage with some of the most beautiful beaches and bluest water you will ever see, then this is the real deal. Not to mention the excitement of iguana island, pig island, Thunderball Grotto, Compass Cay, great snorkeling, deserted beaches.....and so on, then this is the place for you!!!

Tips: rent a golf cart and boat. Order food ahead of time. Only two to three cafes of which we only ate at the pizza place the first evening, while waiting for groceries to come by boat. Get a guide, they know where to go. Bring plenty of cash in smaller bills. Order toilet paper, you only get one roll per bathroom. Bring sundries, seasoning, bug spray. HAVE FUN!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello there 😀 It's very pleasing to know that you all enjoyed you stay here in Black Point. We loved having you and those awesome kids. It's great people like you that make our job so pleasurable. Rodger also loved it with guys and I will be sure to tell him about the awesome experience you had with him. Hope to see you again in future. This is your new home away from home now 😀 Be Blessed. Until next tide🐠🐠🐠
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Car: necessary

This Vacation Rental is situated in the small, quiet, peaceful community of Black Point, Exuma Cays, Bahamas. Five miles south of Staniel Cay, Exuma.

Surrounded by clear, tranquil, aquamarine waters and beautiful untouched beaches, we offer you a much slower pace from the everyday hectic lifestyle of the city. You can enjoy nature to its fullest. You can book a boat tour from us, to visit the Exuma Land and sea park, swim with nurse sharks, see the Iguanas or the swimming pigs, swim in the world famous Thunder Ball Gratto or go to a place where the fish can eat right out your hands. You can even rent a boat or Jet Ski's and just go out for a romantic lunch on one of the many pristine untouched beaches or sand bars through out the surrounding Cays. If you choose to just do absolutely nothing, you can lay back and enjoy the sun rise and set over the crystal clear waters from the privacy of your bungalow. Private decks are located at the front and back of each cottage.

There are local restaurants where you can take a short golf cart ride down the street to enjoy some native Bahamian dishes. If you choose to eat in, you can make it special with your very own fresh catch of snapper, grouper (seasonal), lobster (seasonal) etc from an exciting fishing trip. Also there are a few small local stores where you can pick up a few basic items. If you have a large order just send your grocery list and we'll do the shopping for you. It is recommend that you bring your favorite 'must have along with you. So come on down and enjoy all that we have to offer!

Package deals are also available.

Getting here. you can get here directly from Ft. Lauderdale Florida via Water Makers Air or fly to Nassau Bahamas then take Flamingo Air to Black Point. Charter flights can also be arranged. Call for more details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $50 + Tax
boat rentals starts at $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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