THE SHORT STORY: We LOVED it!!! It was like having our own private island—from our perch about 15 feet above the beach we had an incredible view of the ocean and privacy from the occasional passersby on the beach. Large and spacious, we all liked having our own space. It’s the rare place that can please all three generations of our family, but this one did (we are in our 20’s, 50’s, and 70’s). I can’t imagine who wouldn’t love it here!
THE LONG STORY: This side of the island has more breeze than the Grace Bay side, so it was never sweltering. Those who wanted sun could have sun from sunrise to sunset, and those who wanted shade could always find it under the large portico. If we got hot we took a dip in the pool or the ocean. There was outdoor furniture for reading, dining, etc, plus lots of lounges we could move around as we liked.
The colorful flowers were a very welcome sight as we entered the driveway and drove up to the house. I am not very knowledgeable about flowers, but they were a beautiful mix of colors--white, red, purple, blue, yellow, pink, orange and white.
There were also songbirds on the property, which we enjoyed. The trickling waters of the fountain in front of the house and the one by the pool were very relaxing. As the sun began to set we liked to play tennis; we’d set the timer on the lights and play until it was dark. You can see the ocean from one end of the court, and there always seemed to be a bit of breeze come over it, which was very refreshing when it was hot.
The main house was spacious, with the master suite at one end and the other two bedrooms at the other. Everyone had their own bathroom, which was great. For that matter, each area had its own kitchen as well. We didn’t cook a lot, but when we did we found everything we needed. We liked the outdoor grill as well. If you stepped out the door at the far end of the main house there was a breezeway and then a 2 bedroom/2 bath guest house. It had its own kitchen, washer/dryer, etc. The pool house had a bedroom, living area, kitchen, and bathroom, too. It’s great for one person or a couple. All of the bedrooms had a view of the ocean and a nice ocean breeze coming through. All the living areas and bedrooms had their own T.V.’s. There was a new 3 bedroom/2 bath gate house, too, but our party wasn’t large enough to need it.
We did a snorkeling adventure one morning and the guys did a bonefishing charter, too. We enjoyed lunch at Hemingway’s one day and also snorkeled at Coral Gardens. A couple people took scuba lessons and went scuba diving. Some of us golfed as well. Mostly we relaxed at the villa--all in all, it was a wonderful trip, and we’d go there again in a heartbeat.
|Young singles||Friends getaway|
|A romantic getaway||Older travelers|
|Families with young children||Families with teenagers|