A big part of why we ended up loving Exuma is because of Valerie's hospitality and her wonderful property. You instantly feel at ease around her and it was always a joy to talk to her about her life experiences. And her potcake puppies Bridge-it and Casper will keep you company as well! Valerie's property consists of 3 rental cottages, Val's cottage and a larger house that is rented full time but only used part time. Our cottage was right next to Valerie's but we never felt there was a lack of privacy. We felt so comfortable with Valerie and she just makes you feel like an old friend. Inside the cottage is very neat. The living room has high ceilings so even though the cottages are small, the ceiling gives an open feeling. There's a dining table under the large picture window and a small galley kitchen. We cooked many meals there and the kitchen has just about anything you would need. There is 1 bathroom and 2 bedrooms. We didn't have to run the AC much as we had nice breezes the whole week but when we did, the cottage cooled down very quickly. There's a nice screened porch on the front with nice views of Moriah Harbour Cay. The walk down to the dock is very easy and short. There is no beach but swimming and kayaking through the mangroves is alot of fun. There is actually alot to see around the dock. Not really coral, but grasses, anemones, tiny fish. Mangroves are the fish nurseries so there are lots of baby fish to see. If you need a beach fix, just kayak across to Moriah Harbour Cay and walk towards the ocean side. The beach there is amazing with pure white sand and amazing clear blue water and you will have it to yourselves. We didn't get to see any sharks but did see a small sea turtle. Valerie will tell you the best times and directions to go based on the tides and she will even give you a color printed Google map of the cay. We used a dry bag to take along with us so our towels and things did not get wet. It was also really nice to have a pool. Valerie's pool is very unique. We absolutely loved it! In fact, on our last morning there we could hardly tear ourselves away! The pool was so nice to jump in to after a day of kayaking or beaching. There are many loungers and tables with umbrellas. We had the pool to ourselves the whole time. Another couple came in mid-week but we didn't see them very much. They are repeat customers as are alot of Valerie's renters. And you can count us in that category as soon as we can get back there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exuma Vacation Cottages are located oceanside in a quiet setting on the island of Exuma in the Bahamas . Each cottage has two bedrooms, lounge, well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and a screened porch at very economic rates. Swim in the heated pool or kayak to explore reefs and deserted sandy beaches on the offshore Islands. For affordable accommodation in a peaceful, relaxing setting with direct access to the ocean. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Exuma Vacation Cottages Hotel Great Exuma
- Exuma Vacation Cottages Great Exuma, Bahamas