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Exuma Vacation Cottages
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We rented one cottage while our friends and 2 boys were in another. I echo all of the positive comments from the other reviewers! Valerie helped us out with so many things, I won't list them all to prevent her from being overloaded!!! The pool is a fabulous way to wind down after a busy day, the 2 person ocean kayaks are wonderful for exploring uninhabited areas/islands, and the cottages had everything we needed (especially a fridge for beer)! Wi-Fi is a big bonus to stay in touch (if you absolutely must). Valerie is a long time resident and knows everyone, so she makes connections to people, places and things to do.

Like others, we rented a car to get around all week, rented a 17 ft boat (Boston Whaler) a couple of days in Georgetown (best idea ever), did the excursion with Bob from Coastline Adventures (2nd best idea), went to Chat 'n Chill twice (although they were a bit rude and unhelpful at the end of the day the 2nd time over), ate at Eddie's Edgewater, Santana's (awesome), the Fish Market where an impromptu band entertained us, and ate at many other (both famous and out of the way) places on Grand Exuma and some of the other Cays.

Keep in mind, this spot is quiet, out of the way, and not directly on a beach. If you're looking for an all inclusive with a beach, this is not your spot. However, this is a fabulous spot from which to venture out every day and come back to for relaxation, food/kitchen, pool and re-charging for the next day. We encountered bored people from Sandals Exuma everywhere we went. Do it this way instead!

All I can say is that we will be back and this was one of the best places we've been. Now thinking about retiring in the Exumas!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Neenah_GOGGS_9
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

We have just returned from a week at Exuma Vacation Cottages with Valerie and it was amazing! We had fabulous weather, a wonderful host and lots of discoveries. The cottage is rustic, very clean and has all the basics one would need for an amazing week at the cottage by the ocean. The pool is refreshing after a long day in the sun. No need to fight for a chair there!

Valerie is very friendly, always willing to help, give you tips as to where to go and it was nice to know we could talk to her any time. She takes very good care of her guests.

The kayak was in top shape and it is so nice to be able to get up and go for a cruise on Moriah Harbour and we brought our fishing rods and we fished for bonefish a lot using the kayak. You'll see plenty of marine life; turtles, star fish, lemon sharks, the occasional nurse shark, sting rays and bonefish! Pack a lunch and go find your own private beach...

We rented a boat and cruised Elizabeth Harbour for the day. We fished and had lunch at the Chat 'n Chill. We also spent a day with Bob from Coastline Adventures. It was awesome! We snorkeled in Thunderball cave, saw the swimming pigs and swam with nurse sharks!

We had an amazing time and we will be back at Valerie's next time we visit Exuma.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank 2011Ottawa
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

We rented a two-bedroom cottage for ~$130/night, with air conditioning and its own kitchen. The cottages come with access to kayaks and a pool in back as well as access to the ocean a 3-minute walk down the hill. Valerie, the owner, is a wonderful lady who made us feel welcome and offered to pick up groceries for us before we arrived so that we would have breakfast the first morning. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Daniel174
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay. This self-catering cottage in a quiet location was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation. We really needed some downtime and like to spend time on the water so this fit the bill perfectly. The property is as advertised and reviewed by others so there were no surprises. The owner, Valerie (who also lives on the same property) was very accommodating and provided the kinds of extra touches that make a visit memorable. Seeing that we were arriving on a Sunday when grocery stores are closed, Valerie offered to pick-up up a few items for our arrival which we really appreciated. The cottage is basic but clean and comfortable. The kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed. You'll need a rental car and we used Airport Rental which worked out well. All in all, it was just what we wanted and hope to return some day.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

I guess there's not a whole lot I can say about Valerie's place that hasn't been said already. We had a wonderful stay and everything was just as advertised (and as we'd hoped). The location is quite a ways from George Town (the center of "action" on Great Exuma) but I'd hardly recommend using that as a consideration. Basically, on Exuma you're going to need a car no matter what and so getting to from Hartswell is really no big deal. The kayaks that Valerie has available are in great condition and make it easy to adventure around in Moriah Harbour, exploring amazing water and isolated little cays. I can't imagine that people who don't stay here ever end up exploring this area, which is a shame because it's really great.

I would love to go back to Exuma some day and I will absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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