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Perfect beachfront rental

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Perfect beachfront rental

Hello friends! I would love some help on choosing the perfect vacation rental to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday. We are planning on a 5 night stay at the end of February with 4 couples and our 4 year old.

Perfect scenario.....4 bedroom updated home, beautiful beach that is little kid friendly with great snorkeling out the door and a pool. Budget around $800/$900 a night.

At the moment the top contender is Sueno De Mar' on Moriah Harbour.

https://t.hmwy.io/dEAGWHAXwN

The next option is the Papaya House. No pool and the decor isn’t great, but the beach looks lovely.

https://www.vrbo.com/594416

And the third one is Baja Mar on Tar Bay.

https://www.vrbo.com/4842033ha

I want to rent a boat while we are there and I am guessing we will need to rent a car as well to get to the house from the airport.

Out of the 3 homes I have picked, is one an obvious winner?

Any thoughts on the 3 homes I have it narrowed down to or a house that I may have missed would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much!

Edited: 06 June 2018, 16:13
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1. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

All three of those houses are managed by The Good Life Bahamas. I would go directly through them instead of VRBO. I was looking at Vine house with them, which may be able to work for you as well. Sorry I can't be of more help, but I am sure others will chime in.

http://thegoodlifebahamasrentals.com/

Edited: 06 June 2018, 18:02
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2. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

You really can't beat Moriah! Water will always be calm, very shallow and kid friendly. You probably won't be able to keep them out of the water or the sand.

Car will be needed for sure as there's so much to see and do and restaurants to enjoy. Boat will really change your perspective of Exuma and open a whole new world.

Enjoy!

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3. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

I 2nd Moriah, I have stayed at Papaya house 2 times and wont go back.

Beach is amazing but house leaves a lot to be desired, don't understand all the 5 star reviews.

At that price point you have so many options.

I will say Jackie , the owner of Papaya is nice and easy to deal with

just dirty to me and my wife and needs work+

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4. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

You might also want to check Paradise Bay. They have a beautiful 4 bedroom/4 bath house with a beautiful deck right on the water. They also have a pool, fire pit, on site restaurant and breakfast is included.

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5. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

I agree with everyone about Moriah Harbor being the best place. It's sheltered and therefore great for snorkeling. Of your three choices I would vote Sueno De Mar', but right down the road is the Mandarin House, which also may be a contender. https:/… The great thing about this house is you can rent the boat from the property owner at a very reasonable price and keep it docked at the house. I would also look at The Vine house, as someone else mentioned, also in Moriah Harbor.

I have stayed at Papaya House, the beach is not great for snorkeling or a small child, although beautiful. It can get pretty rough some days. I agree with the previous response that the house needed some work and appeared dirty.

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6. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

Suggest you consider Spanish Wells..great beach, excellent restaurants, beach is great for kids...and you don't need a car. Howard Beach House is one of the nicest 4 bedroom houses on the island..my family has stayed there a new of times..just search for Howard beach house bahamas and you will Cindy on vrbo or the website...tons of 5 star reviews. Www.howardbeachhouse.com

Edited: 08 June 2018, 00:57
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7. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

Spanish Wells is in Eleuthera and not Exuma.

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8. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

It looks like an extra couple has jumped on our Exuma vacation. Any 5 bedroom beachfront homes with a pool around $1000 you could recommend would be delightful. 😊

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9. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

You should just hop on homeaway.com. If you filter by 5 bedrooms you will see only about half a dozen pop up, so it shouldn't be hard to decide at this point. This look pretty amazing, although TOC beach is pretty far from town. https:/…p4554213. Have fun, I can't wait to go back to heaven on earth!

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10. Re: Perfect beachfront rental

Also consider 2 houses at February Point. There are some that are next to each other. We booked two places, both 3 beds, 2.5 baths for our group of 10-12.

Not beach front though but nice location and accommodations.

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