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Carriearl Boutique Hotel

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Great Harbour Drive, B56 L13, Great Harbour Cay
Carriearl Boutique Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a great spot. Great Harbour Cay is a special place. If you love gorgeous beaches, zero crowds, zero shopping, two tiny grocery stores with not much, and a place to call your own, then this is the island for you. Carriearl is a quiet little hideaway with lovely rooms, wonderful and helpful service, and a peaceful, pretty location right... More 

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review on Carriearl and Great Harbour Cay. As you say, it is not the top spot for shopping but it is a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine and glorious beaches. Marty and I so enjoyed having you to stay with us and are looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's like visiting long-lost friends that you have just met for the first time! I can't recommend highly enough. This is the ideal Bahamian Family island experience. Be forewarned, family islands are Quiet idyllic places. Allison and Richard

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from an amazing stay at Carriearl. Marty and Angi were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. The food that Marty prepared was delicious and he did not mind tweaking menu items to suit our tastes. The beach was breath taking. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches. My husband and I enjoyed riding bikes each... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with another reviewer, the owners were very uptight all the time. Felt like we were in a fish bowl being watched what we did all the time. Doors were locked at night so you couldn't walk in the moon light. No bathroom door in our room! So if you got up in the middle of the night, you... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I are sorry that you did not seem to enjoy your stay with us at Carriearl. I am a bit puzzled about some of your remarks as my guest book has your comments 'A wonderful experience, Angie and Marty are Gems'. That was when you stayed with us for your daughter's Wedding which she won from the Bahamas... More 

Sandy Point
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we were on a work trip and could not have had a better base - a great atmosphere, wonderful food, comfortable lodgings and above all very accommodating staff - especially the owners Angie & Marty! it will be hard to ever stay anywhere else in Great Harbour ..

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Marty and I really enjoyed our time with you and learning about your interesting project to protect our marine life, in particular the Manatees we have here. You know you are always welcome here and hopefully we will see you both again in April. Angie More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

At the very tippy top of my bucket list, for basically all of my adult life, was the dream of seeing blue water. 20 years and 4 kids later, we were ready to make that happen. At my boss's suggestion, I looked on google earth and found the bluest water I could find, and zoomed in on the Berry Islands... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I am so glad you found us and our beautiful blue ocean. You are quite right, Great Harbour Cay is very special and still a well kept secret and the simple pleasure of walking the beach makes all your troubles disappear. Thank you for sharing your Wedding Anniversary here with us, it was lovely to see you both so happy... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We found the owners of the Carriearl to be really uptight, not fitting with the Bahamian care free atmosphere at all. The servers were very friendly and helpful. While the place is gorgeous and by all appearances looks like a great place to chill and enjoy, the overall vibe once you are actually there is anything but relaxing.

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Carriearl, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Ooooops! Guess we asked you to remove your Baseball Cap for Dinner! Otherwise thank you for saying our servers, one being the owner, were nice. No we are not a Bahamian Place, we are an International Restraunt and an 18+ Adult Hotel where people come to chill out from their everyday stresses. Because we are British, we do things a... More 

West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This has been my third time at Carriearl in three years.It is such a unique and special place.The atmosphere is as wonderful as the food,drink and Marty and Angie (the owners/cook and bartender).If you enjoy pure white sand beaches,turquoise waters and deserted cays to explore this is the place for you.

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

I am always pleased to see your email arrive to tell us you are coming to stay with us again! Marty and I enjoy your company and catching up on what has been happening on Martha's Vineyard. Hopefully we will see you again in 2015. Angie More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our home base was the Carriearl Boutique Hotel, the former home of Earl Blackwell (founder of Celebrity Service, see: http://www.nytimes.com/1995/03/04/obituaries/earl-blackwell-85-a-promoter-of-celebrities-and-their-events.html), which could not have been more pleasant. Angie and Marty are gracious hosts and we loved our getaway. One of the songs I always hear when I am traveling is Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” I have it on my phone, and... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a long and lovely review on Carriearl. Marty and I really appreciate hearing our guests comments. Angie More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I find that words fail me when I try to explain what a wonderful time we have with Marty and Angie. Fabulous, super, wonderful, fantastic....., but it's not enough. You have to go there yourself and see if you can come with some suitable words. This is our second visit in 2 years and most certainly won't be our last.... More 

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Dronzi, Owner at Carriearl Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mo and Phil, We were so thrilled to have you stay with us again - I have never known Marty to talk so much !!! Thank you for your lovely comments. Angie More 

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