My family stayed at both Villa #1 and Villa #2 from July 20-27, 2017. The units exceeded our expectations and the views, were like nothing we've ever seen. Both units were identical and fully equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. We had most of our meals at the rental, and the kitchen had everything we needed, pots, pans, spices, you name it.
3 kayaks (2 single and 1 double) are also provided with the units, we did a lot of kayaking over to Man of War Cay. At low tide miles of baby powder white sand emerges and every day we would make sure to explore and "play in our sandbar." Our sons ages 10 & 7 loved having this piece of paradise to ourselves.
We also spent a lot of time at the pavilion, which has picnic table, loungers, a hammock and lots of space to sit and watch the water. We saw "Sherman" the sea turtle that lives in the beach area, a nurse shark, stingray, and dolphins off the pavilion. Truly a magical place. At night sitting out on the patio we could see stars for miles, and even saw the Milky Way. There is no light pollution so it is a star gazers paradise! We would strongly recommend Bay View Vacation Rentals and hope to be back next year ourselves!
As always, BayView and Charlie never disappoints. It is hands down the most beautiful location on all Exuma. Charlie is always an amazing host. You will have to see it for yourself.
Amazing ! As many others reviews have said !
First - Let me say Charlie the owner is the most welcoming and genuinely great person through and through. Thank You!
The Location is perfect imo. We loved being able to take the Kayaks across and around Man-o-War Cay. The water is so blue and beautiful and watching the sandbar appear and disappear are beautiful. Swim at the beach or dock area. And when you want to leave and explore the east end of the island or run into town its not far at all.
Hanging at the Gazebo lounging on the chaise lounges watching turtles and looking for sharks in the the blue waters was breathtaking. We had great weather although a little windy but kept it cool and comfortable without no seeums.
The Villa is a perfect for my husband and I. Super Clean! and had everything you needed to create a great meals all the way to the bath and beach towels all with a perfect view. Wifi works great . Bedding is comfortable. Air works great.
We rented the car a few days to explore the island and took the boat out 2 times to explore by waterways. Which was very convenient and was lucky to have that option at your fingertips.
I really can't say enough wonderful things about the rental and Charlie and his family. As others have said its all true. I would and will rent the Bay View Again. We did a lot of exploring of the island and realized we made the right choice with what my husband and I like to do this was the perfect spot for us. And the hospitality of Charlie topped it off.
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Excellent views. Didn't want to leave. So breathtaking. Can't wait to go back! Charlie took great care of us.
Rented Villa 1 & 2 for a full week- 2nd trip at this location and didnt need to research where to stay as we knew the first time we would be back here-no question. Fabulous place. Walk out of the house thru the backyard and there you are at your beautiful private, well-kept dock- part covered-part sun- 4 loungers and a hammock and easy in and easy out of the fantastic water. We saw turtles right there, lemon and nurse shark. When the tide is low, you can swim a bit and walk on the sand bars-great for kids- beautiful water. Kayak. Cant say enough. We love several of the nearby beach restaurants (favorite-Santannas), and some of the out of the way beach bars- Chat N Chill, etc. This place though is THE place. Dont see how you could possibly be disappointed-Fabulous.
This is the perfect villa if you want to experience the most amazing views anywhere and the most beautiful water at your door step! Our family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids ages 11 and 12 had the best vacation of our lives. We also had family in Villa #2, perfect set up for 2 families travelling together. The villa is more spacious than it looks in the pictures and has all the comforts of home. The air-conditioning worked perfectly, the wifi was great and the cable has all the channels of home, not that we watched much tv except the Stanley Cup finals! The inside is great but the outside is just unbelievable, the view from the spacious patio is something out of a magazine. The view is different throughout the day as the tide comes in and out. We loved having the convenience of the kayaks which we used almost everyday to explore the sand bars and nearby islands. We also rented 2 paddle boards from Dive Exuma which they delivered and picked up with no issue. Having Charlie's boat available was also very convenient, we rented the boat for 2 days to go to Stocking Island, Chat and Chill and Lumina Point for lunch. The boat is easy to use, just be careful on low tide, you may have to get out and push a little! Charlie is very easy to work with and available to answer any questions, his house is next door but there is total privacy at the villas.
Our favourite restaurants were Rusty Anchor at February Point (best burger I have ever tasted!) only 10 minutes from the Villa, they also had excellent steak, house club salad is excellent, best cheesecake I've ever had and they have a kids menu. Also loved Palapa at Grand Isle Resort, Shirleys at the Fish Fry, and Splash. We did the full day excursion with Sugar, excellent day, favourite part was thunderball grotto.
One recommendation is to check which day of the week the boats come in for food supplies and go to the grocery store that day or shortly after, we didn't realize and items like fruit and milk were getting pretty low when we did go pick up groceries. We did have Charlie stock some items for us when we arrived which was excellent.
The entire island and the waters surrounding it are just breathtaking, the people are so friendly, everyone is happy to be in paradise. We travelled from one end to the other but the view and water at Charlies could not be beat! We will definitely be return guests!!!