About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Bright modern villa sleeps 7. Equipped with full kitcken, wifi, washer/dryer
Whether your ideal vacation consists of action packed days of watersports, relaxing on the beach, or taking a nap on a hammock under a palm tree, our beach front villa on Great Harbour Cay is the perfect destination.
Our double sized villa is steps away from the beach with unobstructed ocean views, and consists of a separate bedroom with two full beds, a loft with a queen size bed, a twin day bed, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and two full baths, accommodating up to 7 people. A pack and play can also be provided for the little ones.
The villa is equipped with a phone and wifi if you feel the need to remain connected to the rest of the world. We are also pet friendly. The layout is bright and airy, with a modern spa-like interior design by a renowned San Francisco designer.
One of the main reasons we, as well as our guests, love this place so much is that it is not at all touristy and is truly a tropical paradise destination. Escape the hotels, traffic, and noise of other more crowded islands. This makes it a little more complicated to get to our island home, but is certainly worth the effort. Some of the most commonly asked questions by renters are:
1. How do I get to your island?
There is an airport on Great Harbour Cay, and is usually accessed either from Nassau or Florida.
If you fly into Nassau (NAS) there are two regularly scheduled flights each day on Le Air at 7:50am and 4:30pm from Nassau to Great Harbour Cay, returning from Great Harbour to Nassau at 8:20am and 5:00pm, and the flight is about 17 minutes. The flights are reliable and cost $140- $160 per person round trip.
Alternatively Le Air offers charters on their smaller plane that carries up to 5 passengers, and they charge $510 each way for up to 5 people. The advantage of their charter is that you can pick the times yourself.
The other option is to fly from Opa Locka Airport, which is about half way between Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport to get a direct charter flight to Great Harbour. We have flown for over 15 years with Markus of Air Charter Miami and they are very safe and reliable. The flight is 45-50 min and carries up to 8 passengers. You can reach them at (305) 333-9263.
If there are just 2-4 people, it may be more economical for you to fly through Ft. Lauderdale with Tropical Ocean Airways on their regularly scheduled flights on Fridays and Sundays, which cost about $614 per person round trip including taxes and fees:
Departure in FLL at 1:00 PM, arriving in Great Harbour at 1:50 PM
Departure from Great Harbour at 2:30 PM, arriving in FLL at 3:20 PM
We are happy to help coordinate flights for you.
2. Is there shopping on Great Harbour Cay?
There are two grocery stores and a couple of liquor stores on the island. There are plenty of non perishables for sale on the island like drinks, bread, pasta, cereal, as well as milk, butter, etc. However we recommend that our renters purchase their fresh fruits and veggies as well as steak, chicken, and cold cuts either in Nassau or Florida (depending on where you fly from) and bring them with you on the plane. If you have at least a 3 hour layover in Nassau, we know a driver who can pick you up at the airport, take you grocery shopping, and then bring you back to the airport in time for your onward flight to Great Harbour.
There is also a great new shopping service in Nassau where you can order your groceries ahead of time on line, and they will be delivered via the daily flights from Nassau on LeAir. You can even order before your trip and we will pick them up and have your kitchen stocked for you with the groceries that you order!
3. Are there restaurants on the island?
There are several good restaurants on the island, and some notable ones are-
Beach Club: about a 5 minute walk down the beach from our villa. They serve breakfast and lunch everyday and then sometimes on Fri and Sat they serve dinner too. Best cheeseburgers ever.
Coolie Mae's: Cute restaurant in town on a hill with great sunset views. Really good fish and conch.
Pool Bar: Open Air restaurant in the Marina. Great atmosphere with BBQ grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood.
Carrie Earl: A British couple runs the restaurant here and it is a really good mix of European and Bahamian food, with a great bar.
There is also a fun BBQ at the Marina every Friday night, as well as a themed dinner (Italian, Cuban, Creole, etc.) every Saturday night at the Tamboo restaurant next to the Marina.
There are several other small restaurants as well.
4. Do you have a coffee maker?
Yes! We have a French Press (kindly donated by a previous renter) as well as a Tassimo single cup coffee maker that uses "t-pods". We have dozens of pods there for you that come in about 6-8 different flavors.
5. Do we need a car?
We do have bikes available for your use, but you will find a car convenient if you do decide to venture away from the villas. Most things are within 2-3 miles, but in the sun and with a few hills this can get far by bike. We can arrange a rental of a car or golf cart for you.
6. How do I get to your property?
Our property manager Wally, who is somewhat of a celebrity on the island and is immediately loved by our guests, will pick you up at the airport and bring you to our property (less than 5 minute drive). He will also get you oriented as to where the shops and restaurants are located, and provide any local knowledge you desire. He also makes an amazing coconut milk drink!
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- within a few hours
- english, Japanese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
Four generations of our family have enjoyed the wonders of Great Harbour Cay, and we are the original owners of this property. This truly is our family home, and we are happy to be able to share it with those looking to experience the magic of the island.
Darin purchased this Villa in 1976
Why Darin chose Berry Islands
in 1969 our family first visited Great Harbour Cay, and before the afternoon was out they fell in love with the Island and purchased our townhouse on the marina - even though it was still under construction at the time! A few years later when the beach villas were built, we knew we had to have one. Our villa is in the best location - it is directly facing the beach with a huge wrap around deck. The deck has a hammock under your personal palm tree, as well as comfy lounge chairs and outdoor table seating for 6. It is about 10 steps from your deck to the sand! This is our family getaway, so it has all of the comforts of home- full kitchen, washer/dryer, wifi, telephone, and luxurious towels and linens. The beaches on the island are among the most beautiful in the world, and you will never meet friendlier people than those from Great Harbour Cay.
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Beautiful water, incredible white sand beach and great accommodations !
We are already planning a return trip. The owner Darin was helpful with pre-trip information and Wally the resident care taker on the island was there to meet us when we arrived and he helped get us to the condo and was very helpful during the week with information on things to do and also if we needed anything at all. Wally’s nickname on the island is “Sunny day “ because he is always smiling and always positive ! If you want night clubs, swimming pools, and crowded beaches Great Harbour cay is not for you. If you want a slice of real island life with incredible beaches and almost no one else around this is the place!!
Outstanding Three Day Weekend
The Villa has to be situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We walked along the beach to the spectacular Shell Beach, which is true to its name. On the way back, we stopped in at the Beach Club for lunch and a drink. What a great time.
The Villa also offers everything as advertised and is outstanding. We enjoyed the outdoor dining area on the beach front patio for breakfast. The beds are comfortable and a/c cold. The owner, Darin, and his local assistants, Wally & Christine, went out of their way to make our stay most enjoyable. We look forward to returning soon.
My wife and I spent 11 days in this well-equipped villa on Great Harbour Cay. The unit is very much as advertised. It is very close to one of the nicest beaches that you will find anywhere in the Bahamas or the Caribbean. The villa's master bedroom has two very comfortable queen size beds, with another queen size bed in the loft over the kitchen. The deck has a 180 degree view of the water, and it has a great rope hammock and large table and six chairs. The deck also has a very clean barbecue grill. The two full baths are very clean and the kitchen, though small, is fully equipped. This is a great place to stay for a couple or a family with small children.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to explore the surrounding islands. We look forward to having you back again!
Very nice central location. Villas were clean and all amenities needed for a great vacation.
Had a great time staying at the Villas. The caretaker of the place Wally is the man! Very nice and helpful and can get you squared away with anything you would need. Highly recommended for a relaxing vacation.
So glad that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you back again.
Darin and Wally were both helpful and communicative during the lead up time to our stay, as well as when we were @ the villa. We are a couple that stayed for a week in late January. View from villa is beautiful. We read in the shade of the tiki umbrella and made use of the 2 single kayaks that were available as well as the 2 bikes. We made most of our meals @ the villa as food is expensive ( to be expected) on the island. The propane BBQ worked well. Visit great harbour cay if you are seeking a quiet beach visit.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Nothing can beat a bbq out on the deck right next to the beach. Except maybe lying on the hammock watching the shooting stars after dinner!
We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Great place to just relax
The villa is located right on a beautiful beach that’s practically private. Very comfortable place to get away and relax with family or friends. Darin is very easy and open to coordinate with. It’s a small island so don’t expect a lot of activity but you will find everything you need and very friendly people.
So glad you enjoyed a relaxing stay on the island! We look forward to having you back in the future.
Our beautiful double beach front villa is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world- powder soft sand, unreal shades of blue waters, and miles of beach to yourself.
You can walk five minutes down the beach to the charming beach club for lunch or breakfast, explore the island on one of the four bikes and two kayaks that we provide, call a taxi, or rent your own car.
We also have a 27' boat with guide available for rent for fishing, snorkeling, spearfishing, kiteboarding, or just island hopping and exploring.
Food shopping and restaurants are within a 5 minute drive from the Villa.
It is actually fairly convenient getting to Great Harbour Cay. If you fly into Nassau (NAS) there are two regularly scheduled flights each day on Le Air at 7:50am and 4:30pm, returning from Great Harbour to Nassau at 8:20am and 5:00pm, and the flight is under 20 minutes. The flights are reliable and cost $140- $160 per person round trip.
You can also charter flights out of Opa Locka Airport, which is about half way between Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport- a taxi ride of 10-20 min. We have flown for over 15 years with Markus of Air Charter Miami and they are very safe and reliable. The flight is 45-50 min and the charter carries up to 8 passengers. You can reach them at (305) 333-9263.