My husband and I stayed at Bay View Unit 1 all last week for our belated honeymoon. We both agree this is the BEST vacation experience we've ever had, hands down! Charlie is an amazing host! He is so very welcoming, helpful and giving. He picked us up from the airport and showed us around town, taking us straight to the local markets so that we could walk into our unit with some groceries. He also emailed us a map outlining all the wonderful things to do and see around the island, including places to eat and beach entrances. However, once we got to Charlie's place, we didn't want to leave! The unit itself was immaculately clean and well maintained. The views from the living room and bedroom were spectacular...the bay is in your backyard, surrounded by palm trees. Charlie assured us he was right around the corner should we need anything at all, and he truly was. Charlie shared with us exotic treats right from his own yard, including guavas, sugar cane, dilly fruit, sugar apples, coconut and giant avocados! The best part of all was when Charlie took us fishing to celebrate our first anniversary. He knew just where to go for bonefish, snapper, and even lobster. My husband was able to spear lobster for our anniversary dinner, which we had along with grouper that I caught. It was so much more than I ever expected to receive from a host.
Charlie has rental cars and a boat for your use whenever you do decide to venture out, which we found to be super convenient.
Charlie also provides kayaks which you can take across the bay to a beautiful, secluded beach.
Bay View Rentals offers privacy and seclusion unattainable at bigger resorts.
If you're looking for a relaxing, laid back vacation with the most helpful host you could ask for, Bay View is for you! We cannot recommend it more highly; we will DEFINITELY be back next year!
Just returned from 8 nights with my husband and 2 children and I wish we were still there! The house was spotless and very clean upon our arrival. I do not think there is a better view or location on the Island. The amazing transformation of the sandbar infront of the property during low tide is a magical site to see.vwe saw lemon sharks, nurse sharks and sting rays right infront of house! We explored, swam, snorkeled, fished, used kayaks and rented the boat. My son caught his first fish with the help of Charlie who took him to a fishing spot and now he is hooked! Charlie is a wonderful host and takes great pride in his lovely rental on the water! I feel like we made a friend in Charlie and his wife during our stay. Thank you Charlie for a wonderful vacation!
My wife, 2 daughters (ages 14 & 17) and I stayed at Bay View Vacation Rentals for 6 days back in April, which now seems like forever ago.
It was our 2nd trip to Exuma, but 1st time staying at Bay View. In summary, the place is awesome.
In fact, it’s so awesome that a 16x24” picture taken from the beach deck now sits on our fireplace mantle and serves a reminder of this incredible place.
My wife arranged all details of the vacation and worked closely with the owner, Charlie on the booking, reservations, etc.
Communication was open and honest about costs and other expenses. Once there, Charlie went out of his way to make sure our vacation went well.
Even splitting coconuts one day to give us all a taste of fresh coconut water. We’d speak each day as he’d be doing his “chores” around the property.
If we needed something, he was extremely responsive, but otherwise kept to his work and never knew he was around.
Charlie will rent you a car or boat if you like. These items are on site at the Bay View property and readily available.
The house is well equipped. Coffee maker worked great. All the pans and dishes you could ever need.
The washer/dryer is a real plus to have and the air conditioning worked well. There is a fresh water house next to the unit for rinsing off salt water.
The location is a short 10-12 minute ride south from Georgetown.
The flats across from Bay View are incredibly beautiful and will rival anything you will see in the Bahamas.
The deck by the water is a great place to sit and talk, relax on the hammock, swim, fish, keep an eye open for turtles and enjoy your favorite cocktail.
Wi-Fi and TV are provided. Some amazing flats start just across the channel and go endlessly in all directions. Use the 3 kayaks provided to cross the channel and cast for bonefish on the incoming tide.
Like others have said, we also recommend a day trip through the Exuma islands with “Four C’s”. You’ll feed the famous swimming pigs of Exuma, snorkel the Thurderball Grotto, feed Giant Iguanas and swim with sharks and have lunch at a Bahamian restaurant. You’ll see some amazing islands and properties owned by famous actors and musicians. Exuma has plenty of places to eat and drink, so do rent the car from Charlie to travel to and fro and enjoy the island and visiting Chat and Chill on Stocking Island is a must.
Highly recommended and we will be back to visit Charlie at Bay View Vacation Rentals.
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Where do I even start?! The villa was immaculate and smelled fresh when we entered. The kitchen was well equipped. The views from the villa are STUNNING!! It was so nice having the gazebo by the water. There was a ladder going directly into the water on the lower landing for easy water access. It was also nice to walk into the water from the small beach. We loved kayaking to Man of War Cay and often had the whole Cay to ourselves. Snorkeling was fun, seeing fish, rays and Sherman the sea turtle. Charlie is a kind and generous host, sharing the fruit that grows on his property. We had guava, mango, sugar apples and coconuts!! I think Charlie has the best slice of paradise on the entire island! Best Vacation Ever!!
This is a super value. We rented both units for 10 days and agreed it was not long enough. Most pristine waters you can imagine - people staying in other locations around the island book excursions by boat to see the waters that you can just walk out your back door to see. The units are spotless and comfortable. Everything you need is available and if not, Charlie is willing to help with anything you need. He is a great host and full of knowledge. We are already planning our next trip!