We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa

Want exclusive deal alerts, booking reminders, and quicker checkout?
Sign in now

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum 
Villa
In 1969 our family first visited Great Harbour Cay, and before the afternoon was out they fell in love with the Island and purchased their first property - even though it was still under construction at the time! A few years later they purchased this beach villa once it was completed. Four generations of our family have enjoyed the property and we love it as our personal home, and are happy to be able to share the experience with our guests. This personal attention is evident in the high end spa-like furnishings, designed by a renowned San Francisco interior designer with new furniture inside and out. Whether your ideal vacation consists of action packed days of watersports, relaxing on the beach, or taking a nap on a hammock under a palm tree, our beach front villa on Great Harbour Cay i...In 1969 our family first visited Great Harbour Cay, and before the afternoon was out they fell in love with the Island and purchased their first property - even though it was still under construction at the time! A few years later they purchased this beach villa once it was completed. Four generations of our family have enjoyed the property and we love it as our personal home, and are happy to be able to share the experience with our guests. This personal attention is evident in the high end spa-like furnishings, designed by a renowned San Francisco interior designer with new furniture inside and out. Whether your ideal vacation consists of action packed days of watersports, relaxing on the beach, or taking a nap on a hammock under a palm tree, our beach front villa on Great Harbour Cay is the perfect destination. Our double sized villa is steps away from the beach with unobstructed ocean views and a wrap around deck, and consists of a separate bedroom with two full beds, a loft with a queen size bed, a twin day bed, full kitchen, and two full baths, accommodating up to 7 people. A pack and play can also be provided for the little ones. The villa is equipped with a phone and wifi if you feel the need to remain connected to the rest of the world. We are also pet friendly. The beaches on the island are among the most beautiful in the world, and you will never meet friendlier people than those from Great Harbour Cay. The property is great for a group of friends, a romantic getaway, a family trip, or a special event like an engagement or even weddings. We can arrange for a boat with guide that can take you fishing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, spearfishing, or just island hopping to find your own stretch of deserted beach. Guest Access Our guests will have exclusive access to the entire villa. No one else but you will be on site, but our manager who lives nearby will be available to assist you- whether it is to show you the local stores for shopping, suggesting a restaurant, arranging for a rental car or boat, or even bringing by some fresh coconuts! Interaction with Guests We will not be present, but can be reached with any questions, and the manager is always nearby if needed. The Neighborhood The Beach Villas are part of a small development directly on the beach less than a mile from the airport. It is just a short car or bike ride to several stores and restaurants. The people on the island are very kind and friendly, and the beaches are among the best in the world. Getting around The property manager can pick you up at the airport (a 2 minute drive away), and we can also help to arrange taxis or a rental car. We also provide 4 bikes and 2 kayaks for your use, and anywhere on the island is within walking/biking distance. Other Things to Note Great Harbour is easily accessible by air- a 20 minute flight from Nassau or about 50 minutes from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. We are happy to help you arrange flights.
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
Bedrooms
1 Queen2 Fulls1 Twin
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Darin F
Hosting since June 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

Contribute
Reviews (6)
paulaart
paulaart
Oakland, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Piece of Heaven
We had a wonderful stay at your idyllic Beach Villa. Swimming, sunning, snorkeling, boating and kayaking, all was provided on this happy island. The Beach Villa was well appointed and we enjoyed our vacation immensely. Craig, who runs the boat, is a real native character and Wally, the manager greeted us like old friends with his trademark “ It’s a sunny day in the Bahamas!” We are already looking forward to our next stay in this wonderful Villa!
Visited March 2018
Written May 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Charles Richard Y
Charles Richard Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As advertized. Great deck & beach view.
Everything worked. Big deal on small island! Easy repeat. Wally and Christine are solid support, too.
Visited April 2018
Written May 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ryan K
Ryan K
Eden Prairie, MN19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect for s quiet stay away from the crowds.
Super quiet and relaxing. It was Easter week and still we one of the few families on the beach right out front. In fact, I think there was one famil with teenagers and one with 5-13 year olds and they were the only families we saw. There were probably 5 other couple we saw in a WHOLE week. Nice and quiet time on the beach. Only reason it was not perfect 5 is that with limited tourist there is not a ton of activities for younger kids, besides the beach. But the place includes bikes, kayaks, fins masks, etc to use on the beach and around the island. Would be perfect for a couple or a group of friends who want a "semi private island" experience at a great price.
Visited March 2016
Written May 25, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Beth H
Beth H
Wisconsin Rapids, WI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would HIGHLY recommend this experience to anyone!
First of all, our experience with the owner, Darin, was outstanding! He was extremely helpful and prompt in answering the 500 questions I had before we arrived. He arranged for Wally, the caretaker of the villas, to pick us up from the airport, and Wally was very eager to please and definitely "the guy you want to know" during your stay at Great Harbour Cay! Wally called nearly every day to make sure everything was ok and to see if we needed anything at all. He was even able to recommend Ms. Ramsey to bake a cake for our baby's first birthday, who happened to live right across the street! Wally gave us a brief tour of the island and was available to return us to the airport upon our departure. A really great guide! We spent our first few nights in The Bahamas at Atlantis, which was just ok. By the prices at Atlantis, you would think it must be luxury beyond luxury but I have to say, we spent 1/3 of the money staying at this beach villa for twice the time!! The beach villa is nice, not luxurious, but absolutely PERFECT. It has pretty much everything you need for your temporary home away from home (except a coffee maker, but I left my French press there :) Just make sure to bring some coursely ground coffee, because we were only able to find instant coffee at the grocery stores there...unless you enjoy instant coffee, that is. We took most of our groceries on the plane from Nassau and cooked most meals (they have a kitchen stocked with all the cooking utensils you might need and lots of meat tenderizer! ;) Just be aware that it's $1/lb for anything over your allotted 40lbs/person on the flight. Worth it though, because things are a lot pricier here. Kalik was $75/case in Great Harbour Cay! Did we get ripped off? I don't know, or care, because I wouldn't drink anything else while we were there. It's like Corona is to Mexico! :) The best part? THE BEACH! So fine and powdery. And you feel like you have the whole stretch of it to yourselves!! It is steps from the villa. Absolutely amazing! We also visited the caves at Sugar Beach and Shelling Beach, and they are both definite must-sees!! We rented our vehicle for the week from Darin and hired his boat guide, Craig, for a day! Our day on the boat with Craig was by far our most memorable day! Not only can he tell you stories for days, he knows where to find the lobster (which we ate for dinner that night!); he is also a philosopher, a prophet and a published poet. Overall, just a great guy to spend a day on the water with!! Highly recommend. This review doesn't even begin to paint a picture of our experience here! We would do it again in a heartbeat! I posted a ton of pictures to Facebook during our stay and I had at least 5 people ask me for details. You will not regret renting this beach villa...guaranteed! Best. Vacation. Ever.
Visited February 2015
Written March 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SingaporeAroundtown
SingaporeAroundtown
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ocean Front Paradise less than an hour from Miami
We have been visiting Great Harbour Cay for over ten years and last year we stayed in these Beach Villas and we couldn't have been happier. The Beach Villas - The Beach Villas are ocean front and the living area has direct ocean views. There was also a wrap around deck with Bar B Que so we could enjoy the incredible views while we ate or relaxed on the hammock. The Beach Villas were clean, well maintained and had everything we needed such as towels and kitchen supplies. I stayed with my husband and three small children and we were all comfortable. The Beach The best part about the Beach Villas is the white sand beach just a few steps down from your private apartment. The whole family loved swimming in the ocean because the water is crystal clear, calm and warm. The kids also enjoyed building sandcastles and collecting shells. It's huge beach and many times we were the only ones on it. It was like having a private island. At around 4pm, two days in a row, a school of dolphin swam into the little bay right in front of the Beach Villas. I watched from the deck as they swam alongside my daughter who was being pulled on a float from the back of the boat. Magical! Great Harbour Cay - Darin, the owner, has been coming to Great Harbour since we was a boy so ask him about different party of the island that you can explore. We enjoyed climbing up the Caves (where we got married), snorkeling in the flats, picnicking on Petit Island and collecting shells at the shelling beach. If you can, rent a small boat with a captain for a few days so that you can explore the surrounding islands and snorkel. Darin may also be able to help arrange that. Staying in Great Harbor is an authentic experience. You get to spend a week living on a tropical paradise. But don't expect a large resort style vacation. There are some restaurants on the island but they are simple. This is a place to enjoy nature, water sports, family and friends not to party. We love it and we continue to come back every year. We've been to beaches in Thailand, Bali, Mexico etc and this is still the most beautiful beach in the world.
Visited July 2014
Written February 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FarWanderer
FarWanderer
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Steps to One of the Best Beaches in the World
I stayed in the beach villa with my wife and our pre-school age daughter and had a wonderful time. Ive been lucky enough to travel all over the world and I have to say that this is one of the best beaches in the world. It's a sheltered spot so some days it's just like glass and when there are waves, they are very gentle and perfect for swimming. In fact, my daughter snorkeled for the first time here. The sand is soft and fine. In addition to just relaxing on the beach, which would be fine with me, there's plenty of adventure to be had on the island with great boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, water skiing, snorkeling and swimming. Speaking of swimming, I swam with a pod of wild dolphins here, a memory that will last a lifetime. The villa is roomy and has everything you need for a vacation, whether you want to kick back or kick it up a notch!
Visited November 2013
Written January 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-6 of 6

What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Additional amenities
  • Boat available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair

Availability
S
M
T
W
T
F
S

July 2024

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3

August 2024

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Map
Getting there
New Bright Airport
179.2 mi
Restaurants
Carriearl
1.3 mi

The New Beach Club
5 min

Nauti Rooster
6 min
Attractions
St. Bartholomew Anglican Church
2.1 miChurches & Cathedrals
About the neighborhood
The Villa is directly on the beach with a wrap around deck facing the ocean. Take 10 steps and your feet are in the sand! Our beautiful double beach front villa is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world- powder soft sand, unreal shades of blue waters, and miles of beach to yourself. You can walk five minutes down the beach to the charming beach club for lunch or breakfast, explore the island on one of the four bikes and two kayaks that we provide, call a taxi, or rent your own car. We also have a 27' boat with guide available for rent for fishing, snorkeling, spearfishing, kiteboarding, or just island hopping and exploring. Food shopping and restaurants are within a 5 minute drive from the Villa.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
It is actually fairly convenient getting to Great Harbour Cay. If you fly into Nassau (NAS) there are two regularly scheduled flights each day on Le Air at 7:50am and 4:30pm, returning from Great Harbour to Nassau at 8:20am and 5:00pm, and the flight is under 20 minutes. The flights are reliable and cost $140- $160 per person round trip. You can also charter flights out of Opa Locka Airport, which is about half way between Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport- a taxi ride of 10-20 min. We have flown for over 15 years with Markus of Air Charter Miami and they are very safe and reliable. The flight is 45-50 min and the charter carries up to 8 passengers. Please contact me to help coordinate flights as I am not able to post links to airlines on this website.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Small pets allowed

About this property

First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.

Initially, you may contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.

This owner will contact you via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox.

You can send another message via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.

For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.

Yes. Payments made via the Tripadvisor inbox are covered by our Payment Protection.


This property is affiliated with   /img2/vacationrentals/brand_refresh/FK_Supplier_Logo.png   All bookings are direct with the owner
Property #FKN2225536617

Frequently Asked Questions about Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa

Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.

Beautiful Boutique Beach Front Double Villa Has Parking and Washer - UPDATED 2024 - Tripadvisor - Great Harbour Cay Vacation Rental