This beautiful house is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in Great Exuma. The house has 280+' of beachfront to relax on, catch some sun or swim in the breathtaking tourquoise water. You can walk this beach for several peaceful miles. There is a hammock to lie in with the water lapping in your view while you enjoy a tropical drink! This 2 bedroom house is decorated with colorful, tropical furniture and fabrics with great attention to detail for the most diserning traveler. It features most everything you need to not really have to leave the property unless you want to. The kitchen is fully equipped with Thermador products including a 36' range, refrigerator/ freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Also includes Nespresso coffee maker, blender and and everything you need to cook a gourmet meal. The beds include a King size in the Master with the finest sheets and linens (John Robshaw) while the guest room has 2 twins which can be converted if desired to a King. There are 3 flat screen TVs with DVD players in each room and a Bose Dock for music. It is truly a place that when you arrive you never want to leave. The visual beauty from the large deck on the Sea is second to none and cocktails in the evening with the view of the Caribbean sky is quite extraordinary. You will leave well rested with a desire to return as soon as possible!
- House2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps 4
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
Why Nancy Smith chose Exuma
It is absolutely beautiful! The view is one of the best on the Island. It's peaceful, serene vibe and close proximity to Georgetown makes it as close to perfect as you can get.
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Holiday Affair is truly a slice of Paradise! This was our second time staying in this beautiful home and we can't wait to go back! The pictures are for real...the colors of the water and sky are that amazing and the quality of the home and furnishings are that nice. The location is ideal as we were 10 minutes to the airport or Georgetown and within 5 minutes of a small deli/grocery. The beach is soft, white sand, walkable especially at low tide in both directions, and very quiet. It is one of the few homes with paddle boards, which are very nice and we used daily when it wasn't windy. There were also frisbees, lots of beach towels and mats as well as a variety of sunscreen and bug spray. The grounds are tropical and so pretty and the setting and views are exquisite. You can enjoy the sunset off the covered porch in the front or from the side patio, and the sunrise from the deck or any of the 6 sets of patio doors overlooking the beach and ocean. So many cozy spots to relax. The interior is gorgeous with obvious attention to detail and five star quality accommodations. Plenty of luxury towels and linens and very comfortable beds. The kitchen is fully stocked with quality appliances, cookware, dishes and glassware. We brought a suitcase full of items such as spices, coffee, peanut butter and various non-perishable food items that we aren't able to buy on the island. Also laundry pods, dryer sheets, ziplock baggies, bandaids etc. Food and supplies are expensive as is eating out in the Exumas. Businesses generally charge 5% to use a credit card, so you can save money by using cash. You will need to rent a car. We highly recommend hiring a Captain and boat to fully see the breathtaking Exuma cays, or rent a boat at Minn's and explore Elizabeth Harbor on your own. If you are looking for a quiet, laid-back vacation this is your spot. This is definitely not a spring break type of place with night-life and lots of people. And it is not conducive to anyone with mobility issues as there is a steep, angled, somewhat rocky few steps down to the beach. We viewed it as a little exercise and so worth it. Holiday Affair is ideal for 2 couples or a family of 4. Our daughters, both in their 20's, love this 'chill' island and beautiful home as much as my husband and I do. The owner is consistently prompt and pleasant in communication and response time. Thank you for sharing your Peaceful Paradise with our family again this year!!
Thank you so much for the lovely review and so happy you came back to stay again! I am thrilled that you enjoy the house and property so much. It is very peaceful and quiet. Exuma is a magical place that we love to share with our guests. Please come back!
Relaxing Waterfront Retreat with Amazingly Beautiful Views
Holiday Affair is a comfortable, peaceful rental home. The highlight of this cozy home is the gorgeous private beach. We enjoyed snorkeling at the nearby reef and using the stand-up paddle boards. Holiday Affair is tastefully decorated and furnishings are very comfortable.
Our local contact, Rachel, responded promptly to arrange for service to a slow shower drain we discovered on arrival. The owner, Nancy was easy to work with and a folder was provided in the rental with local restaurant and activity information.
Conveniently located near the airport and Georgetown, on quiet Tar Bay beach, Holiday Affair truly does provide an "escape to paradise!"
We didn't want to leave!
This was our first trip to the Bahamas and this property was the perfect choice for our stay. The photos do a nice job of advertising but don't quite capture just how beautiful this location actually is in person. What the photos don't really show is the feeling of seclusion and privacy you get because the property has great foliage on both sides separating you from the other properties. It was so peaceful that we spent an entire day of our vacation "at home" lounging on the deck or swimming in the beautiful blue waters. The location was very convenient for exploring the whole island and only a short drive from the airport, the market, and the docks to catch the water taxi.
The owner was very responsive both before and after our stay. The caretaker was wonderful and patient in answering our questions when she came to unlock the kayak storage for us. The property had everything (and then more) to make us feel quite at home during our vacation. The kitchen was amazingly well-stocked, there were board games and tons of books, and the beach towels were plentiful. We also found a folder full of information about excursions and activities waiting for us on the counter in the kitchen which was very helpful in planning some of the things we hadn't already decided to do.
We fully intend to visit the Exumas again and this will be the first place we check for availability!
Thank you so much for the lovely review Jennifer! We loved having you and so happy you enjoyed the house. Please come back to Exuma and stay with us soon. You are always welcome!
Right on the beach. What an amazing home. The owners must have hired professional decorators, because the design and decor was fabulous! The home is way off of the main road, and in a very secluded part of the beach. We stayed for two weeks with one other couple and rarely left the house. We only saw one other couple walking on the beach for the whole two weeks.
A wonderful vacation spot
We just returned from a fantastic seven-day stay at Holiday Affair. We booked only a month prior to leaving and we hit a home run choosing this beautiful home for our vacation. Centrally located on Tar Bay, the house is only a 10 - 12 minute drive to Georgetown and even closer to Smitty's Convenience Store and Prime Island Meats and Deli. Caretaker Sasha answered all of the questions we asked of her prior to our arrival, even providing the name of a local chef who cooked a wonderful dinner for us (for a fee, of course) on one of our last nights on the island. Because the house is on a fairly large lot, with 270' of beachfront, neighboring houses are not too close by, giving the house an extremely private feel, especially from the deck and patio. The grounds are very well maintained and tiled/stone walkways surround the house. The house has two outdoor showers, one with hot water close to the patio and bedrooms and another with cold water only but with a low spigot to rinse sand from your feet off the second bedroom patio. We used both regularly.
Of course, the greatest feature of the house is its location on the crystal clear waters of Tar Bay. The beach is gorgeous and the water warm. While we were there, we saw only a handful of people walking the beach each day, something we enjoyed also.
Another aspect of the home we absolutely loved was the multiple sliding glass doors facing the water. With one in the master bedroom, three in the dining room/kitchen level and three in the raised living room (one that actually faces south), the 10 - 15 mph breeze we had every day kept the house nice and cool. The steady breeze also meant no mosquitoes or no-see-ums biting us.
Although the house only sleeps four, there are enough plates, glasses (plastic and glass), silverware and towels (bath and beach) to serve a home more than twice the size. The modern appliances were first-rate and the microwave appeared to be brand new. The well-appointed kitchen has everything needed to cook a gourmet meal. Our only suggestions for the kitchen: new oven mitts and a couple of re-usable ice packs for day trips to other beaches. A worker at Smitty's was kind enough to give us two ice packs, which we left behind. The house could also use a clothesline to help dry wet bathing suits and beach towels. We used the deck railings and shower curtain rods.
Thank you, Nanci, for sharing your beautiful home with us. We would happily return!
Beautiful House + Beautiful Beach = Wonderful Vacation
This property is ideal for two couples or a family with 2 children / teens. The home is even more amazing then the pictures! We enjoyed the chef kitchen and prepared most of our meals ourselves. Comfy beds, an outdoor shower, a great beach to walk on and a spacious deck to read and relax on were highlights for us. The ocean was steps away and we regularly and frequently took the time to enjoy the waves and swim. The nights were so clear that we were able to spend hours star gazing before a good night's sleep. Thank you to Jenny for offering to stock the fridge with some needed items. She was just a call away if we needed anything. Thank you to Nanci for sharing this slice of heaven with us! A perfect vacation was had by all 4 of us!
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There is no cancellation or refund after 60 days out from reservation.