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Our kayaks for your enjoyment.
Our front patio
Our front patio
View from the dock
View of the bay
View from the gazebo and sundeck
Our beach, dock, gazebo and sundeck
Guests having a fun day on Moriah Cay
Front of the property with low tide
Guest paddle-boarding in front of our gazebo.
Bonefishing in front of the property with Charlie.
Bonefishing in front of the property with Charlie
The Bone fishing in Exuma is awesome, Let Charlie be your guide.
Kitesurfing between Man-O-War Cay and Moriah Cay
Kitesurfing between Man-O-War Cay and Moriah Cay
Guest enjoying a kayak ride back from Man-O-War Cay.
Guests enjoying a kayak trip from Man-O-War Cay and Moriah Cay National Park.
Enjoying a light afternoon snack by our gazebo and sun deck.
Beach on man-o-war cay
Cool off after basting in the sun by our gazebo and sun deck.
View of the bay from our gazebo and sun deck.
One of our rental boat
One of our rental boat
One of our rental boat
Guest preparing lunch on our BBQ grill
Guests enjoying a late lunch under our gazebo and sun deck
Our rental car
Our rental car
Our rental truck
Guests on their way to Man-O-War Cay and Moriah Cay National Park
Entrance to the property
Exploring in front of the property.
Kitesurfing in front the property
Relaxing in front of the property with low tide.
Kayaking in front of the property
Back from bonefishing
Beach on Mariah Cay
Bonefishing in front of the property
Guests on their way to Man-o-War Cay and  Moriah Cay National park
Some of our guests on Moriah Cay
Watching the sunrise from our  property
Our guests returning from George Town, Grocery shopping
Don't everybody wish they could fly, Moriah Cay,  Exuma Bahamas.
One of the many beaches on Moriah Cay
Moriah Cay National Park
Relax, Relax, Moriah Cay National Park
Exploring one of the many beaches on Mariah Cay
Only in Exuma, Moriah Cay National Park
Welcome to Moriah Cay National Park.
Dinning and Living Room
Bed Room # 2
Kitchen
Bed Room # 1
kitchen
Bath Room
View from our front patio
Catch your own dinner
Catch your own dinner
Catch your own dinner
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Great Exuma, Out Islands, Bahamas

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WarriorSi...
Huntsville, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I just recently returned from a week stay at BayView. If you are looking for a Ritz Carlton, this is not the place for you. However to me, it was everything and more. Having visiting the island before, I knew the moment I saw Moriah Cay Harbour, I wanted to stay in the Rolletown, Hartswell area. I didn't go wrong with BayView and Charlie.
Charlie was great to communicate with pre-trip. We decided to rent a van from Thompsons, to accommodate the amount of people and luggage in our group. On hind sight, I recommend having Charlie pick you up and rent one of his vehicle. Upon arrival, Charlie was there and everything was spotless. It is simple, clean, yet has everything you need and is very accommodating , goes out of his way to help you, and honest.
The location was breathtaking I have no words to adequately describe . We did rent Charlies Boat one day, and did a lot of exploring. The Kayaks are the icing on the cake. We used them often to paddle around Man O Way and Moriah Cay. Sea life was awesome.
Don't miss out on this one.

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ashleybH2...
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Experience!”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I don't think I have ever written a review of anything but really wanted to share about our stay at Charlie's villa. Our family stayed at the Bay View rental for 10 days in July and had a wonderful time. First, Charlie met us at the airport and offered to stop at several places on the way back to pick up supplies (we got a few things including some drinks that he bought for us). He charges $80 for roundtrip airport transfer and like I said, is willing to make stops as you want. When we arrived at the house, it was absolutely spotless. Definitely the cleanest place I have ever rented. The house is very well appointed...we found everything we needed (beach towels, trash bags, kitchen supplies etc). You can tell that they really put a lot of thought and care into it. The house is situated on a breathtaking piece of property. It has a private white sand beach plus a sun deck and cabana where you can enjoy the views without getting sandy. You can get in the water directly from the sun deck via a pool ladder. The view of Man O War Cay is beautiful. There are kayaks for use and it is an especially short trip at low tide. That's when you can see the sand bar and flats and almost walk across. There is a lot of sea life and my 9 and 11 year old boys had much fun fishing from the pier and also the cay. We rented a car from Charlie and also the boat for a day. Both were clean and reliable. Charlie and his family were very hospitable and helpful with their recommendations for the island and also attended to any request we had. Our whole family had a great time. I hope to go back sometime and rent both sides of the house and bring friends.

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OklahomaR...
oklahoma
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very clean and peaceful”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
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Charlie has created a peaceful, clean and comfortable home away from home. Every need is taken care of here! Even though you may have neighbors staying next to you, the home is very sound proof and quiet. The grounds are beautifully taken care of and the water is amazingly clear and inviting! Would love another cabana just in case there are several already enjoying it. The kayaks were fun! We swam and waded in the Aqua water like it was a huge pool! Unbelievable! Thanks to Charles and his beautiful wife who were both very gracious and accommodating! We love our stay!

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willie u
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful views with sand bar in crystal clear waters”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Charles was an excellent property manager, friendly and charming. He had fresh fruit in the kitchen and a lovely mango for my first morning breakfast. The kitchen has everything you need with excellent appliances just like back home. The apartment was cozy and spotless clean with plenty of fresh towels. Internet and TV are there but are not important, when your on a beautiful blue and green lagoon bay, crystal clear ocean water and shallow sand bar for swimming. Plenty of natural sea life lots of fish, sting rays and sea turtles. When the tide is out its perfect to cross the lagoon bay to explore the sand bar - Man-O-War-Cay and swim in shallow spots. The boat rental was fun to explore the area and travel into town for food shopping. The shelter gazebo was a nice patio feature for lunch, dinner and cocktails in the evening, watching the tide change, which I found so enchanting, this natural environmental feature. I felt safe on the property which was peaceful, private and secluded which is nice change from large resorts and the crowds. Thank you Charles we enjoyed our vacation very much.
Willie and shelagh

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Liked best: Shelter Roof Gazebo patio and the lagoon sand bar for shallow swimming.
Liked least: the local island market in town for food shopping was poor quality not like back home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cheese_Ed
America's Dairyland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal spot to get away from it all”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
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We love this quiet, beautiful end of Great Exuma with shallow waters and great views of Man-o-war and Moriah Cays and this is the best vacation rental we've found. Charlie is an unbelievably generous host and he keeps the property in immaculate condition. Restaurants, shopping and other beaches are only a short drive away, or you could spend all of your time right on the property fishing, swimming, boating and relaxing. We wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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ianst
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location, house and owners”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here at the beginning of may for 10 nights, 4 of us in one villa, the villa is spotless, has wifi, satelite tv, air con, full kitchen, perfect for an extended stay.The grounds are great, a small private beach, a dock and gazebo for sunbathing, and ladder into the clear warm calm sea. Charlie and family are great and courteous hosts, he picked us up and returned us to the airport, and even rented us a car. He brought us fresh fruits picked from his garden, and was there for any queries. We loved going fishing with his brother in law Collie, caught a load of fish which Collie kindly cleaned, spiced and cooked for our dinner. We tried fishing from the dock and caught a few fish also.
A great tip is to drive to Hoopers bay beach, pick up some frozen squid from town or Smittys and head to the two piers on the far right of the beach and feed the tame wild turtles.
We will more than likely be back.

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elliottjk
Indiana
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Clean, comfortable, quiet and great location!”
Reviewed 20 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed our week stay at Bay View Villas. Charlie and his family are so helpful without being overbearing. Town was just a 10 min. drive and the best eating places were 10-15 min. away. The house had all the little things you might need covered, from toilet paper to laundry soap. The kayaks were perfect and the area was absolutely gorgeous to explore. The beds and pillows were comfortable and fresh. They keep the yard and house in tip top shape and we totally enjoyed everything. Thanks for a great week, Charlie and family! We truly enjoyed getting to know you and learning more about your fantastic island!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Not easy to get in the water to swim
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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