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Bennett's Harbor | General Delivery, Cat Island
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Halvorson House Villa Resort
Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Cat Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Market, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We were suppossed to stay there but it closed. Luckly we were able to find out through trip advisor of the situation and we were put up at another resort which was wonderful. The owner, Sooner, did help us with finding another place to stay but we felt that we had not been told the truth for a very long... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a truly wonderful location; unfortunately, the most recent investors/managers ran into marital and financial difficulties, and the inn is run down and terminating services. When I visited in March 2014, the electricity was to be turned off; there was no internet. Buildings and linens are worn and in need of repair. The pool remains (for several years now)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We don't know where to begin. From day one until day five we felt totally welcomed, part of the family and at home. We were able to experience the island hospitality and wonders with sooner and Jordan as well as on our own. The hospitality was 100% more than we ever anticipated. Fishing via sea kayaks and bike riding was... More

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Old Forge
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We booked our Cat Island trip six months prior to traveling. As our travel date got closer we checked TripAdvisor for any new reviews and some were a little unsettling. However, we were eager to experience it for ourselves and try not to let other reviews influence us. When we arrived at the airport Danny picked us up and gave... More

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Cape Coral
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a week at Halvorson House & have to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. Sooner & Jordan were perfect hosts & are kind, generous people. The beach was postcard perfect. Chef Mario prepared simple, delicious meals infused with love. He even made me a very special birthday dessert to celebrate my day.... More

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LaBelle, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My wife sent me to the Halverson house on my birthday and it was outstanding. The weather didn't cooperate the way I was hoping but it didn't hurt the fishing, I still averaged 2-3 fish a day on fly.The fish were mostly singles but they were big. A brown shrimp or crab pattern is what you want to bring. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Most importantly, we enjoyed much of our time at Halvorson House Villa Resort, we left relaxed and we hated to leave. The Good - The beach was beautiful and completely deserted, the resort sits in a very private and peaceful area. We also greatly enjoyed the resident dogs, they were our constant companions. Sooner was a great host and the... More

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HalvorsonHouse, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

Sand fly are something indescribable. These are the solutions we came up with since your review. We build high top table on our deck of the restaurant and put between each one citronella tiki torches. We've tried it out a few times and are finding great success with keeping the bugs away during dining time and even sunsets. We can... More

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent Christmas week at Halvorson House. The company was very congenial and the weather fine. We enjoyed a bonfire on the beautiful beach Christmas night. We had a positive experience there, but felt misinformed about the state of the facility and are surprised at so many 'excellent' reviews. This is an average facility at best. There are major changes... More

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HalvorsonHouse, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

I have taken some time to think about my response to this review and what I have come up with is THANK YOU! In all of our lives we go through difficult life situations and often times it is hard to explain how those things effect our business. It is true that we spearted and subsequeently a divirce has led... More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My wife and I are retired world travelers and chose this place for unusual experience based on the many excellent reviews we read about the Halvorson House, and we were not disappointed. This is no luxury villa, but offers comfortable accommodation with fantastic beach. The property's manager Juan and his friendly staff made our stay special, almost like staying at... More

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HalvorsonHouse, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You are right that Cat Island is unlike anything one could imagine in this world. Your great description of the beach and villas is exactly what travelers should know about Halvorosn House and we appreciate you simply stating it! More

Stanhope, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was our first trip to the Bahamas and we chose Cat Island. We always try to find a place that is off the beaten path. The beach was fantastic and the beach house was simple and reasonably comfortable. The service from Juan was excellent It was like you were a guest at somebodies home. You would have to bring... More

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HalvorsonHouse, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

We heard about your hammock adventure! We put up 5 new hammocks last week in honor of your heroic effort to try out the old one on the beach:) Thanks you for letting us know about the prickle plants. We have 3 landscapers removing ever single last one of them before the holiday guests arrive! We arrived a few days... More

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Additional Information about Halvorson House Villa Resort

Address: Bennett's Harbor | General Delivery, Cat Island
Location: Caribbean > Bahamas > Out Islands > Cat Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Halvorson House Villa Resort Cat Island, Bahamas

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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Cat Island
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There are alot of changes coming to HHVR in 2014. We are slowly "leaking" information about the exciting changes including "all inclusive," kitchens in the bungalows and even a new name! Our property is 10 acres on 3 secluded beaches, one of which is Bennetts' Harbor - possibly one of the most beautiful white sand and calm water beaches in the Bahamas. Our 6 sea side bungalows are rustic, nothing fancy but beatuifully unique and spacious. As a 2013 and 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award Wimmer we are humbled by the honor. We are excited to tell everyone about what is to come for this gem of a propoerty in April 2014 - hint: private resiort rentals for wedding and speical events!! Rent out your own Bahamas resort for a week! All inclusive 5 night/6 day packages for 8 people stating at $13,500 including all wedding legal fees, ceremony, reception daily brunch and open bar!! Extra exclusive 2 bedroom romance bungalow with private beach, private chef and indescribable views (20 feet from the water!) Love is in the air at HHVR property and the new Blue Starfish Beach & Bungalow all inclusive resort! ... more   less 
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