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Boutique Villa Steps Away from the Most Beautiful Beach in the Bahamas

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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have had four generations of our family stay here- great for families and kids! We have a pack and play, booster seats, even baby swings available!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small dogs are allowed. Please ask for details...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master Bedroom: 2 double

    Pillow Top mattresses with luxury linens...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen

    The loft is accessed by stairs from the living room...moreless

  • Living Room Day Bed: 1 twin/ single

    Memory Foam daybed...moreless

  • Pack and Play available, as well as kid and adult size aero beds

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Living Room Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Several board games- Backgammon, Othello, etc...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small stereo available with plug to connect your favorite device...moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys for the kids, as well as beach lounge chairs and beach umbrellas for the adults...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The Villa is directly on the beach with a wrap around deck facing the ocean. Take 10 steps and your feet are in the sand!...moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seats 4 at the table plus 3 at the adjacent kitchen bar, and additional 6 at the outdoor table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand new machine...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxury linens on all beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Beautiful new memory foam daybed, several wicker chairs...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls, calling cards can be purchased locally for international calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Luxury bath and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Brand new machine. Detergent is included....moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked with everything you will need...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full open kitchen with abundant counter space, dining bar, and dining table/chairs...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, soap, dishwasher detergent, and help yourself to our stocked spice cabinet. We have our own reverse osmosis water purification system for the entire townhouse...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full Size refrigerator / freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    27' center console boat with guide available for rent, as well as flats boats. Adult and child life vests available....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Huge wrap around deck facing the beach with dining table and 6 chairs, two comfy lounge chairs, and a large hammock...moreless

  • Golf:

    9 holes starting a few hundred feet from the Villa...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks (one single and one double) available for use...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Lots of other gear can be available upon special request...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Year End Peak
Dec 16 - Jan 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$300
$1,800
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$250
$1,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee (one time) $60
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

0.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Great Harbour Cay Beach Club
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 hole free golf course
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Great Harbour Cay Beach Club
Berry Islands, Bahamas
Nearest Beach
Down the steps from your deck!

Car: Not Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1976

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Berry Islands, Bahamas:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Your villa is on the left

    Your villa is on the left

  • The Beach Villas are to the right along the beach, and Beach Club is to the left

    The Beach Villas are to the right along the beach, and Beach Club is to the left

  • One of two outdoor tables

    One of two outdoor tables

  • Your hammock on the wraparound deck

    Your hammock on the wraparound deck

  • Your Tiki umbrella on the beach with lounge chairs

    Your Tiki umbrella on the beach with lounge chairs

  • Watch the waves from the kitchen

    Watch the waves from the kitchen

  • Table seats four, with three more seats at the kitchen bar counter

    Table seats four, with three more seats at the kitchen bar counter

  • Deck wraps around villa

    Deck wraps around villa

  • Bedroom with ensuite bath

    Bedroom with ensuite bath

  • You most likely will have the whole beach to yourself!

    You most likely will have the whole beach to yourself!

  • The Shelling Beach, a nice stroll down the beach from your Villa

    The Shelling Beach, a nice stroll down the beach from your Villa

  • Our boat available for rent with guide

    Our boat available for rent with guide

  • View of villa from the beach. That palm tree is on our deck.

    View of villa from the beach. That palm tree is on our deck.

  • Relax on your wrap around deck facing the beach

    Relax on your wrap around deck facing the beach

  • Wrap around deck

    Wrap around deck

  • Fresh coconut from your own tree

    Fresh coconut from your own tree

  • Full kitchen, washer, dryer

    Full kitchen, washer, dryer

  • Living room with memory foam day bed

    Living room with memory foam day bed

  • Bedroom with two full size beds

    Bedroom with two full size beds

  • Luxury linens and pillow top mattresses

    Luxury linens and pillow top mattresses

  • Two recently renovated full bathrooms

    Two recently renovated full bathrooms

  • Nearby Sugar Beach Caves

    Nearby Sugar Beach Caves

  • Great snorkeling a 10 minute boat ride from the villas

    Great snorkeling a 10 minute boat ride from the villas

  • Friendly pod of dolphin right off the beach villas

    Friendly pod of dolphin right off the beach villas

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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