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!!!
This was our second visit to Bay View Villas & loved it as much as the first time, if that is possible. The house is simply furnished but very clean & equipped with everything you will need. With that being said, you will not want to spend any time inside, because the view outside is unlike anything most people will ever see in their lifetime. Every time we would come home from a day of adventures, that view coming down the drive on the top of the hill will take your breath away! We loved sitting out by the water & watching all the marine life go by. We saw Sherman, the sea turtle, nurse sharks, huge sting rays, Barracuda, tropical fish, & other fish that I wasn't sure what they were. We went to different beaches every day. Make sure to go to CocoPlum beach at low tide, beautiful sand bar to the right & you can walk out forever. Jolly Hall & Tropic of Cancer are also beautiful. We are already planning our next trip to come back & stay at Charlie's place again. We have fallen in love with this little island & the people who call it home. Donna & Steve