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Halvorson House Villa Resort

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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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I stayed here over Thanksgiving and have told anyone who asked (or who would listen) that it was the best decision I have ever made. If you're looking for a mega resort without personal attention, HHVR isn't the place for you. If you're looking for somewhere to vacation where you can absolutely get away from it all, have your every... More

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Sooner H, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

Ms. GINA! Oh lordy, girl. I have never had so much fun in all my days on Cat as I did with you! I can not WAIT until you come back down here and bring your little man too! Thank you for so many fabulous memories - you are dearly, dearly missed! You know I will be stopping by to... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was our first trip to the Bahamas and not the last! We spent the first half of our trip at the Atlantis and the last half at HHVR. We should have spent our entire vacation at HHVR. We traveled with our three year old daughter and Sooner picked us up from the airport with a car seat! From the... More

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Sooner H, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

We so very much enjoyed having you here with us! The great guitar performances, the amazing paintings/drawings and all of the wonderful laughs & conversations will forever be apart of our memories of our first year here. We hope you will come back again and stay with us. More

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

sooner and matt are absolutely lovely, they took us snorkeling and picked us up from the airport, plus, they made incredible vegan food for us, and M+S made sure we had soymilk for our coffee every step of the way, which is no small feat—and did i mention they baked a vegan cake? the villas are all very nice (i... More

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Sooner H, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

We had such an amazing time with you both! Thanks for the "rock fever" prescription! There hasn't been another double shooting star seen from the patio yet but chances are next time you come they'll follow you here. Please come back really soon. More

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

If you are looking for a vacation that takes you away from the mega resort style atmosphere, then the out islands of The Bahamas are definitely places to visit. In beautiful Bennetts Harbour Cat Island is the quaint property called Halvorson House. Operated by couple Matt & Sooner Halvorson, the property features a Main House and several beach front villas... More

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Sooner H, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

We can't wait for you to come back again! Thank you for everything you did to present the Islands of Life Documentary. Next time a lot more fun and a lot less work! More

Spanish Wells
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This location on a pristine beach is beautiful, calming and restful- The sea invites you just about anytime for swimming, boating, beachcombing, or just being there. My wife & I travelled to different parts of the island during the day, but we really enjoyed coming back here to relax whether in the common lodge or in our room. Your mind... More

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

Thanks for your nice review! For other readers we will herein address some of the lower marks on the review, particularly cleanliness. We offer housekeeping daily at guests request. Linens are steam washed and low-voc environmentally friendly cleaning supplies are used. We try to take greatest care to provide guests with comfortably clean rooms and commons areas at all times.... More

Leucadia, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

HHVR on Cat Island is the perfect place to get away from it all and experience island paraside! Sooner and Matt are incredible and friendly hosts who are very attentive to making sure guests are well cared for. They arranged a rental car for us and researched SCUBA diving operations for me since it was the off season and not... More

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

Thank you for all of your kind words - we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for helping Juan get his tour operation running by being such awesome adventurous guests. He really enjoyed his day with you and took from it many good ideas how to better present his tours. We hope you will come back... More

Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Matt and Sooner were super hosts! The food was outstanding and we enjoyed getting to know Matt and Sooner's girls! Loved all their animal residents, too! Everyone was so accommodating in getting us a rental car and a local guide so we could explore the island! We would highly recommend this resort to anyone thinking of visiting Cat Island!

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

We are so glad you finally got to see for yourselves your "little slice of heaven!" Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again!! More

New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a relaxing holiday at Halvorson House. The two of us had a villa with two bedrooms, bathrooms and living rooms and I found it very convenient. We could easily have added two companions in the villa comfortably. The villa was newly renovated, decorated with books, candles and all sorts of knicks and knacks, and I found it very... More

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

We have found a possibility for reducing the no see-ums which involves regular spraying around the property. We have found that a bit of DEET and "Skin So Soft" body oil really helps! Also, having doors and windows closed at sunrise and sunset. Having a fan or air conditioner on at night keeps them off during sleeping time. For anyone... More

st paul mn
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a 10 day stay at HHVR on Cat Island. We were exhausted and wanted to "get away from it all." We arrived at the airport; Mrs. H. was there to pick us up and drive us to our villa. It was the start of a most amazing vacation. The villa was steps from... More

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Sooner H, Owner at Halvorson House Villa Resort, responded to this review

What WONDERFUL guests! Thank you for staying with us. How you both just embraced the natural wonder of Cat Island was inspiring. Sometimes we forget the calm wonder around us and you reminded us to slow down and appreciate it again. Thank you for that. We truly look forward to seeing you both again soon! -The Halvorson's More

Vero Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Loved what Matt & Sooner did to the place!!! Would go back and stay their again. Their hospitality is out of this world!!! The accomdations are in great shape and everything you need for a very relaxing vacation right on the beach with the ocean right at your finger tips.

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

Thanks for the kind review! The beach is getting even better! We have done some awesome landscaping - moved some of the big pine trees, built some fun activities like a "Bahamas Balance Beam" (a 40 foot cassarina stretched from one tree to the next a few feet off the ground - the kids love it!) I can't wait until... 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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style
#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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