My three generation family of five, including two children under 5, spent the month of January in this beautiful home. It provided everything we could have hoped for: spacious and comfortable living areas and bedrooms with big windows, well equipped kitchen, screened porch with a view of the water, and deck with an expansive view of the bluest, clearest Caribbean water you could ever hope to see.
This was our fourth winter in the Bahamas, our first trip to Long Island, and this house and Lochabar beach exceeded every one of our expectations. The white sand beach provided peaceful walks in both directions, accented by a few rocky areas at low tide for interest. Our beach time was mostly private, and we were happy to chat with the few other beach walkers as we passed by. My recurring thought as I kayaked to each of the barrier islands and past the blue hole to the shallow waters to the south was that this was a huge, blue, clear swimming pool. We found literally dozens of perfectly intact sand dollars, as well as conch and other shells by the hundreds. Kayaks are provided and being out on the water was a highlight for us.
This house and location are perfect for those seeking relaxation in a stunning natural setting and have no need for shopping, crowds, and nightlife. The house is near enough to a couple of restaurants at the Marina a short drive away, and to groceries and notable island sites, such as Dean’s Blue Hole and Hamilton’s Caves. We visited multiple other beaches and made a day trip to the north that included Columbus Point and the well known Cape Santa Maria. We were also able to rent a boat from the owner of Under the Sun just up the road and spend a day on the water.
Ron is a very conscientious owner, and the rental process was easy and smooth. He was quickly responsive to every email. I highly recommend this rental property. Five stars.
My husband and I have been travelling the various family islands for 20 plus years. We have rented everything from roadside apartments to larger houses depending on who is travelling with us. We are avid flyfishermen but also bring family and friends down to enjoy the peacefull, safety, and friendliness of the family islands. This house exceeded all our expectations. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own bathroom, and the house is very spacious from a screened in back room for reading or dining, to the huge front deck where you can view the evening constellations or in daytime be mesmerized by all the various shades of tourquoise waters.
If you enjoy cooking the kitchen has everything you need, literally from a slow cooker to a blender and everything in between. The owner is meticulous and clearly attends to every detail, and accordingly we respected this home as if it were our own. Beautiful home, but still allows you to be comfortable enough to put your feet up and enjoy! Tastefully decorated in a Bahamian theme. The walk down to the beach is short and lush, and the beach is gorgeous allowing for great swimming for all ages, endless walks especially at low tide around the blue hole! Bonus that there are 4 kayaks to utilize and exploring creating memorable adventures!
It is located conveniently near Clarencetown, and in our opinion the best part LI is south if Deadmans Cay. If your knowledgeable about family islands or brand new this house is a perfect place to enjoy your vacation.
Highly recommend this home, the owner and caretaker Nancy are extremely knowledgeable, helpful and pleasant to deal with.