The property was beautiful. We loved where it was situated in the channel which was perfect for our daughter to swim in. Charlie was awesome and very thoughtful on what would make the place comfortable to stay at. We would definitely recommend!!
We rented both villas for a family vacation. The view is simply beautiful. The color of the water is like none I have ever seen before. We used the kayaks regularly to cross the bay to Man 'O War Cay and walked for miles. Only once did we see anyone else over there. A sea turtle, rays, juvenile lemon sharks, and a nurse shark were all sighted in front of the house. The villas were the cleanest vacation rentals we have ever had, and are stocked with every needed amenity. The emphasis is really on the outdoors and the water, but the villas have everything you need, and if there is something you are missing, Charlie and his kind family will graciously attempt to find it for you. Highly recommend. Thank you for your many kindnesses, Charlie.
The location is amazing - the beach is on the doorstep and exploring outer Cays is a kayak ride away or just sit back relax. We'll visit again!
This was our second time staying at the villa and thoroughly enjoyed our week on the island. The view from the property is fabulous, the villa is well maintained, and Charlie is a wonderful host. On this trip we saw a lot of sea life right from the property including a sea turtle that was hanging around, 2 dolphins, several stingrays, small sharks and a variety of fish. We used the kayaks daily to get to the sand bar at low tide, Man-O-War Cay, and to eat lunch at Haulover Bay Bar & Grill. My husband and father-in-law went fishing and lobstering one day and we took the boat fishing that afternoon. The beach in Forbes Hill is easy to get to, wonderful for swimming, and we were pretty much the only ones there the couple times we visited. Be sure to check out Santana's and Tropic Breeze for lunch or dinner and pick up a couple of rum cakes at Mom's Bakery next to Santana's. We plan to stay at Bay View Vacation Rentals again on a future winter vacation!
It does not get any better than this! The location is fabulous, we woke up everyday, in awe of the beautiful colors of the water. The villa was well cared for and extremely clean. It had air conditioned, cable tv, and wifi which kept our two teenage kids extremely happy after a full day of being out on the water exploring the island.
Charlie our host was extremely gracious, and was always willing to help, or share is knowledge of what to do and where to go.
We are already thinking of when we can plan our next trip back, and look forward to seeing Charlie and his wife again!
First of all, I'd like to say that staying at this condo was a wonderful choice.
The friendly man who takes care of the house that you stay in is very diligent in helping out with any problem you might run into and is very easygoing as to make your time here utmost enjoyable. He also gladly gives you information of places you could visit.
The house itself is located on a beautiful beach from where you can take the kayaks out to the other nearby small cays. It is also quite central - with car it's a short ten-fifteen minute ride to George Town ( for markets, shops, water taxis), whilst the other way would take you down to for example the beautiful tropic of cancer or Santanas.
The house is very clean and every amenity is neatly put out and accessible, and the bedrooms are large.
I'd recommend staying at Charlie's because we feel it takes you closer to the Bahamian people than when living at hotels, removing the touristy feel whilst still rewarding you with total relaxation.
Our only regret is not being able to stay longer, so we hope to be coming again soon! (even though we live across the Atlantic).
We stayed during the month of December and had perfect 80 degree weather. Charlie was exceptionally welcoming and accommodating to all of our requests. The property is very clean and well maintained, its obvious he takes pride in everything he has. We cooked most of our meals at the villa and the kitchen had everything we needed. We rented his car and boat during our stay and his prices are very reasonable. The water front is so much more beautiful than in the pictures. This place is an explorers paradise! We kayaked 4 out of our 7 days there to all the numerous beaches within our reach. This place went far beyond our expectations, and we are already looking to come back. We came as guests and left feeling like family. Thank you to Charlie and his lovely family, we look forward to visiting again very soon! Janelle and mark