From Our Guest Book. Review number 165 !
This was our third stay and it was once again perfect. We were fortunate to get amazing weather for the entire nine days. We really enjoy exploring the different beaches and taking advantage of the kayak trips to Man O War and Moriah Cays. Although we have seen the entire island many times, we will… Read more “From Our Guest Book. Review number 165 !”
This was our third trip to Exuma, and they just keep getting better! We love staying in Hartswell, as we have access to Moriah Cay, the most beautiful little islands you’ve ever seen! This was our first stay with Don & Gail. They couldn’t have been more accommodating & helpful, all the while giving us… Read more “February 2020”
Merci Beaucoup !
“nous apprécions grandement vos efforts pour rendre nos vacances si relaxantes, bien faites et la tranquillité des environs. nous vous remercions de votre hospitalité et de votre traduction de votre livre de bienvenue. Merci à Gail pour son pain divin et ses délicieuses brioches (dont je copierai la recette). Peut-être un jour .. un retour… Read more “Merci Beaucoup !”
Tranquility, Beauty & Luxury
Thank you once again for making this small spot on the planet such a wonderful place to stay. You have created a place that is “blessed to be a blessing”; the tranquility, the beauty and the simple luxury, feeds our souls. We have once again made full use of the kayak and adventured across the… Read more “Tranquility, Beauty & Luxury”
Our Second Visit
We rarely go to the same place twice…and we want to come again ! Such a wonderful week, despite the weather being more variable than last time. Your guide book is the best I have ever seen- we walked all the way up to the three beaches at the top of Moriah Cay, simply the… Read more “Our Second Visit”
My husband and I recently stayed here for a week. Very, very enjoyable. Pictures are accurate. The location was great, not crowded with tourists. And the views, oh my! We used the outside lanai daily for Happy Hour and meals–best seats on the island. The view from the master bedroom was magical, especially with the… Read more “Totally Delightful”
Don and Gail are such wonderful hosts! They provided great tips about the island and were very helpful. Their home has breathtaking views of the harbor and is just minutes away from the most beautiful beaches. We will definitely visit again!
Perfect in every way !
From the minute my wife made the arrangements we knew we were in good hands. The communication from Don and Gail was incredibly accurate and extremely helpful. You couldn’t ask for better hosts , any questions or concerns were answered timely and honestly.This continued on throughout our stay at Harbour View. They certainly made us… Read more “Perfect in every way !”
Amazing stay at Harbour View
My wife and I had an amazing stay at Harbourview and we would certainly recommend it. The accommodations are well-located (~15min drive from Georgetown) and have everything you need to be comfortable while still being reasonably priced and exactly as advertised. Don and Gail were excellent hosts, proactively giving us lots of useful advise (both… Read more “Amazing stay at Harbour View”
Relaxation & Fun in the Sun
What a fantastic week it has been here with you on this absolutely gorgeous island !!!
Every suggestion that you offered was “spot on”. I especially enjoyed our kayaking and hiking together on Moriah Harbour Cay. The best day was when we went out on the boat for the day, so much fun exploring… Read more “Relaxation & Fun in the Sun”
Wonderful stay at Harbour View!
Thank you so much for sharing beautiful Harbour View with us. Your hospitality and advise on activities to do were so helpful.
Our favorites from this week:
– Enjoying the sunrise and sunset right here on the perfectly shaded patio.
– Roberts Island Adventures full day to see the pigs and more.
Read more “Wonderful stay at Harbour View!”
Best Week Ever
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Harbour View and did not want the week to end. Everything about the place was just as described. Don and Gail were wonderful hosts and their advice on how to navigate the island was perfect. This was our first trip to Exuma but will not be our… Read more “Best Week Ever”
An Amazing Trip
What an amazing trip!! Everything we ever dreamed of, perfect setting with perfect hosts. We explored Exuma and its beaches but we always came back to Moriah Harbour Cay. What a special place, everything that you described was so accurate and stunning. Kayaking, swimming, exploring and sun bathing. Beaches: 1) Moriah Cay: 2) Cocoplum 3)… Read more “An Amazing Trip”
Thank you for your excellent accommodation, your attention to detail, and super directions to keep us on track. Sad that we missed one day of our vacation due to airline problems.
What A Joy !
What a joy it was to share your home, not just once but twice ! What a slice of heaven you two have. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge of Exuma, and of course Moriah Harbour Cay.
Perfect in Every Way *****
From the minute my wife made the arrangements we knew we were in good hands. The communication from Don and Gail was incredibly accurate and extremely helpful. You couldn’t ask for better hosts , any questions or concerns were answered timely and honestly. This continued on thoughout our stay at Harbour View. They certainly made… Read more “Perfect in Every Way *****”
We just came back from Harbor View, on Great Exuma Island and we are more than satisfied of our stay. The main bedroom is very large and enough space do past the week there. The balcony is huge and the view is amazing. Perfect for our coffee on the morning (that being said, you can… Read more “Paradise!”
Exceptional place & hosts !
Harbor View is a magical place and as nice and peaceful as its owners.
The balcony view is GRANDIOSE, probably one of the most beautiful on the island.
And when we add to that the perfect location of the house … (in the southern part of the island which appeared to us wilder… Read more “Exceptional place & hosts !”
Absolutely Incredible! Don’t look anywhere else. Stay here!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Right away, we knew this was going to be an incredible experience. Communication from the owners was quick, accurate and extremely helpful from start to finish. During our stay, they answered any questions we had. The home was clean and extremely comfortable. The views, INCREDIBLE, both inside and out! The… Read more “Absolutely Incredible! Don’t look anywhere else. Stay here!”
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us ! We had such a wonderful time exploring this amazing island from tip to tip. Spent a couple of days exploring Moriah Harbour Cay. Found some secluded beaches that were just stunning. Did a full day excursion..iguanas, thunderbolt grotto, swim with pigs and sharks, such… Read more “Amazing Adventure”
The perfect beach vacation home for the adventurous! *****
Pictures do not do this place justice. This was our second time on exuma, but our first time staying with Don and Gail. Our future visits will not require any research on where to stay, because Harbour View is it. We took the Kayak out each day to Moriah cay, and Man-o-war cay. Most days… Read more “The perfect beach vacation home for the adventurous! *****”
Perfect Bonefish Base
Don and Gail are amazing hosts. The upstairs suite is beautifully appointed with everything you may need. Island internet is always tricky but they’ve purchased the unlimited and high speed one. If all is well with the weather and wires (out of anyone’s control), it’s lightening fast which is a first for us! We’ve been… Read more “Perfect Bonefish Base”
Simply Unbelievable, Don’t Think About It, Just Go.
My wife and I have travelled to many exotic places, Maldives, Hawaii, Bali, but Harbour View is our new favorite place in the entire world. The location is simply incredible. Don and Gail were excellent hosts and were very helpful before and during our trip. The accommodations were very comfortable, the place is a lot… Read more “Simply Unbelievable, Don’t Think About It, Just Go.”
Stunning Moriah Cay
The location is beautiful on its own, however the Cay is stunning. We spent several days walking and exploring. Especially beguiling at low tide when the sandbars reveal themselves. Don and Gail are simply lovely, balancing being on hand with affording privacy. Having the space to stretch out and to also cook independently was a… Read more “Stunning Moriah Cay”
Fantastic location, property and hosts
My husband and I spent a lovely week on Exuma in December 2018, staying at Don and Gail’s place at Harbourview. The accommodations were spacious and clean, with an incredible view overlooking the Moriah Harbour. The bed was comfortable, the kitchenette was equipped with everything we needed, and the wifi worked well. The space had… Read more “Fantastic location, property and hosts”
Great place to stay
Don and Gail were very helpful with everything we asked. Our excursion was cancelled due to weather and they were kind enough to help us find a few different options and people to reach out to for a last minute excursion. They also suggested places to visit and eat. They were available when needed but… Read more “Great place to stay”
Amazing Sea Views
“Don & Gail’s place had amazing sea views, was very clean and exactly as described in the listing. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The place was very close to George Town and a short kayak away from Moriah Cay’s pristine beaches. Don and Gail were very hospitable and provided us with… Read more “Amazing Sea Views”
Slice of Paradise
If you are planning on visiting Exuma and are wondering where to stay, save yourself the time and look no further than Harbour View in Exuma. We explored the majority of the island and many different beaches during our stay and I promise you will not find a more beautiful beach than the one outside… Read more “Slice of Paradise”
We cannot even begin to thank you enough for sharing your beautiful slice of Paradise with us the past week, and we could not have asked for better hosts! You both were absolutely amazing ! We had pretty high expectations for this vacation after reading the many rave reviews and I must say that you… Read more “Enchanting !”
very very nice place to be
We met Don by chance, because we asked him about the beach access. He gave us very friendly information and offered us to use his kajaks to get to the sandbanks. The region is fantastic and very safe, you could put a 100 USD bill at the street and nobody would steal it. 🙂 We… Read more “very very nice place to be”
Best Views in Exuma
“We loved staying with Don and Gail! They were so helpful with local tips and accommodating us. Very clean, spacious, and comfortable. We got to explore the beautiful beaches, try fantastic restaurants, and loved kayaking to the cay. Would definitely recommend, a true home away from home.”
A dream vacation
Our week in Exuma was made perfect thanks to Don and Gail. From the moment we booked they were in contact and answered any questions we had. We had a delay on our flight down and Don and Gail immediately suggested ideas to get us to the island faster than the airline was suggesting. Once… Read more “A dream vacation”
I will start off by saying that we had an amazing time. Don and Gail are wonderful hosts. They are very kind and sincere. The rental was very clean and had everything we needed. My only disappointment was that they are not right on the water and not on or near a beach to walk… Read more “Beautiful Views”
We recently had the pleasure of visiting harbour view for a second time. This trip was just as great as our first visit. It was wonderful to see Don and Gail, truly genuine people and terrific hosts. The house rental has everything necessary for a comfortable vacation. We love the ability to kayak across to… Read more “Paradise Revisited”
The beauty of the ocean and Moriah Harbour Cay beyond take your breath away, a better view in our opinion could not be had on any other part of gorgeous Exuma other than on the huge balcony of Harbor View.
Gail and Don are amazing hosts, always available for information and ideas for exploration… Read more “Beautiful Blue”
Thanks So Much For Another Wonderful Week.
Trip number 2 was terrific. We had a little more time to explore this island of paradise.
We ventured out to some new beautiful beaches and also took a wave runner tour.
Our trips to Moriah Harbour Cay were amazing. We felt like we were on our own private island.
As always,… Read more “Thanks So Much For Another Wonderful Week.”
Thank you Thank You
Jessie and I had a wonderful time on the island of Exuma. You have been so great helping us finding the fun places to go. Our special memories will be taking the kayak over to Moriah Harbour Cay, it was like our own island in The Bahamas. Just the two of us celebrating our 40th… Read more “Thank you Thank You”
Thank You So Much
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay on the beautiful island of Exuma. From kayak to Cay, from lobster poppers to pristine hidden beaches we have loved every moment. Thank you for looking after us and pointing us to treasures and the quirks of the island We enjoyed all your suggestions (especially neat gin… Read more “Thank You So Much”
Don and Gale are wonderful
Don and Gale are wonderful people. They were knowledgeable about places on the island a glad to point us in the right direction. They were also patient and helpful while navigated the flooding brought on by rain that hadn’t been experienced in generations. Gale surprised us with some homemade raisin nut rolls that were amazing.… Read more “Don and Gale are wonderful”
“The views are unlike any other on the island. A short kayak trip take you to a very private island. This was truly the best part of our vacation. We will be back as soon as we can!”
Spacious apartment with amazing views
Our stay at Harbour View was incredible. Don, the owner, was so accommodating and helpful. He gave us suggestions on excursions and restaurants, and also booked the excursion for us and made many calls to restaurants for us to check on their hours. It was like having our own personal concierge. The apartment, located on… Read more “Spacious apartment with amazing views”
If you’re looking for excellent, reasonably priced accommodation I’d have to recommend Harbourview in Hartswell which is run by Don and Gail Amesbury. They rent out the upper floor of their two story house which has a spacious master bedroom, small kitchenette, a living room area and two bathrooms. There is a large balcony looking… Read more “Trip Review”
Five Star rental
We stayed at Exuma in early May and stayed at Harbor View by Don and Gail, two great people. Absolutely non-intrusive, they have always respected our privacy, their home is fabulous with a view over Morhya Cay, indescribable, fantastic, awesome. There are no words. Absolutely recommended. “
We loved our stay at Harbour View. Don & Gail were fantastic! They went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The hospitality is top rate! The two small islands, a quick kayak away, are wonderful. You felt like you were in heaven. A truly remarkable experience.
Best View on the Island
What more can you say?!? Harbour View was everything promised and more. We were speechless when we first arrived and saw the view from our balcony and bedroom. We have traveled the Caribbean extensively and have never seen anything like it! Kayaking to Moriah Cay was a fabulous experience. We were truly the only people… Read more “Best View on the Island”
Don and Gail have an incredibly beautiful home (we will miss waking up to those views every day!!!) that is in a perfect location on the island. This was our 2nd trip to Exuma and the accessibility to explore Moriah Cay and the surrounding cays with their kayak makes the location of their home one… Read more “No Title”
Not Much More Can be Said
There is not much more that can be said about Harbour View Vacation Rental that has not already been said before. One of the main reasons for selecting Harbour View were the many positive reviews. Upon arriving, we were greeted by Don, who showed us around the unit. We were not disappointed, as it was… Read more “Not Much More Can be Said”
La migliore laguna mai trovata
Bellissima esperienza ad Exuma. Grande appartamento con vista su Moriah Cay, una delle lagune più belle che abbiamo mai visto dove ci si arriva con pochi minuti di facile Kayak, messo a disposizione da Don, dove con la bassa marea si può camminare per decine di metri sempre con l’acqua bassissima. Al mattino facevamo colazione… Read more “La migliore laguna mai trovata”
Wonderful experience to Exuma. Large apartment with views of Moriah Cay, one of the most beautiful lagoons that we have ever seen where you arrive with a few minutes of easy Kayak, made available by Don, where at low tide you can walk forever tens of meters with the ‘ very low water. In the… Read more “5 Stars”
Dreams are made of Sun and Sand..
And Harbour View! The Exuma’s are truly paradise. If you are looking for beautiful scenery and wonderful genuine people, than look no further. Harbour View, with hosts Don and Gail provides it all. We could not be happier with our vacation choice and we also had a dream wedding, which was all possible due to… Read more “Dreams are made of Sun and Sand..”
Dream Vacation in Ideal Rental
“My husband and I were absolutely delighted with our stay at Harbour View Villa in Hartswell, Exuma. This was our first trip to the Bahamas, and our trip exceeded every one of our expectations. Exuma itself is such a darling slice of paradise. We’ve rarely found a tropical destination that felt as safe and as… Read more “Dream Vacation in Ideal Rental”
Home Away from Home
This was our first trip to the Bahamas together. We really did not know what to expect. We flew to Georgetown on Delta from Atlanta. Upon our arrival the view from the plane was incredible and created an excitement we could hardly contain. Don, the owner of Harbour View suggested we rent a car. Hindsight… Read more “Home Away from Home”
Great rental experience
Harbour View was a great rental experience from the very first email to Don. Always prompt replies and really helpful, especially in arranging our car rental. Don and Gail are lovely friendly hosts with lots of local knowledge. We spent most of our time kayaking over to Moriah Cay, fabulous fun. A nice short paddle… Read more “Great rental experience”
Harbour View was in the perfect location
Harbour View was perfect for what we were looking for in our vacation. The owners Don & Gail were amazing! Don was a wealth of information before we got there and throughout the entire time we were there. He even offered to be our guide on a private boat we rented at Minn’s, which was… Read more “Harbour View was in the perfect location”
Amazing Views & Great Hospitality
“This was my wife and I’s first time traveling outside the country and not going to an all inclusive resort. So for us this was a big adventurous step. Then we actually arrived at Harbour View and that all changed. After being greeted by Don and Gail, we were able to get settled in and… Read more “Amazing Views & Great Hospitality”
Very Memorable Anniversary Trip.
If you are looking for quiet, secluded paradise, look no further than Don and Gail’s Harbour View. The house is located about half an hour down the main road from the airport. There is only one main road in Exuma, so getting lost in pretty much impossible. Don recommended renting a car so we could… Read more “Very Memorable Anniversary Trip.”
5 stars” Spectacular”
I just don’t even know where to start. The accommodations are great, quiet and peaceful. There were 3 of us, me, my husband and a great friend. With the 2 bathrooms, it work great for all of us. The little kitchen area had everything that you would need. You will spend most of your time… Read more “5 stars” Spectacular””
Just as great the second time
We stayed with Don and Gail for the second time in August of 2015. My wife wrote a really long and informative review for our fist stay in 2014. All I have to say is that it was just as great the second time. The island is beautiful and the house is perfect. Don and… Read more “Just as great the second time”
Harbour View was in the perfect location
“Harbour View was perfect for what we were looking for in our vacation. The owners Don & Gail were amazing! Don was a wealth of information before we got there and throughout the entire time we were there. He even offered to be our guide on a private boat we rented at Minn’s, which was… Read more “Harbour View was in the perfect location”
Stay In Paradise
You cannot beat the view from this balcony. Don and Gail are minutes away from the nicest beach I’ve ever seen and not a soul in sight. Gail and Don were extremely helpful and informative. Their home is perfect for a couple or a small family. Exuma is as close to paradise as you will… Read more “Stay In Paradise”
Kayaking across to Moriah Cay was fine, we saw baby sharks and a sting ray in the lagoon. Today we rented a Boston Whaler and took in some of the sights recommended in the Book., the best was Fowl Cay, snorkeling the reef was surprisingly beautiful, the coral garden with purple, orange, yellow and black… Read more “5 Stars”
Thanks for a super vacation. After a lot of research on where to stay, I made the right choice!. Harbour View sure has a superior spot on the island, I really enjoyed heading over to Moriah Cay and discovering the amazing bays, beaches and sandbars, and the water cooler is tremendous. I got lots of… Read more “5star”
“Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation. It has been the most relaxing one we can remember for a long time. The book with all the helpful hints was invaluable. We took it with us everywhere. The use of the kayaks, your knowledge, and beautiful home was very much appreciated. “
We have stayed at many vacation rentals across the world and this ranks as one of the most comfortable and welcoming. definitely the most comfortable bed. As you know work played a major part in our vacation this time and prevented us from exploring as we would have liked. All this will be done when… Read more “5 Stars”
Thank you for your generous hospitality and your warm welcome. Thank you for your advise on places to see and eat. Our favorites were Santanas, Cocoplum beach, Four Cs tour and Moriah Harbour. Thank you for making our time here memorable, we felt right at home.
Five Star Review
We love Moriah Cay and kayaking in this area of the island so when we found your apartment stay at we were very excited to return. Don & Gail were marvelous hosts, we are very happy to have met you and wish you all the best in the future. Now we get to return to… Read more “Five Star Review”
Thank you for your hospitality and the accommodation. Enjoyed the visits with Don & Gail and the beautiful island.
We have had the most wonderful time here. kayaking every day and enjoying the fabulous view from the comfortable bed. Santana’s lobster…best we have ever eaten, and the beaches… outstanding. As Arnold said “We will be back”
What a view. I can see why you’ve stayed here for as long as you have. That warm seabreeze cannot be matched. Your beach is amazing. We have been all over the World and I haven’t seen much like it. Best part, there were no other tourists on it ! We hope (we will) to… Read more “5 Star”
“If vacation spots had a clutchness scale, Don and Gail’s home would be a 10/10. Everything far exceeded our expectations. They were fantastic hosts and my girlfriend and I will definitely visit again. Adding to that, the pictures of the incredible views and beaches honestly do not do the real thing justice. Also you’ll need… Read more “Excellant” 5*”
Don and Gail were wonderful hosts! They were waiting for us when we arrived and they were available at any time throughout our trip to offer suggestions and assist in planning our day. Since they know Exuma so well, we followed their advice and made sure to hit the places they most recommended and we… Read more “5 stars”
Don and Gail were excellent hosts who warmly welcomed us after a long tiring travel day. The room set aside for us easily rivaled if not exceeded any hotel we could have found – very spacious and clean with kitchen and living room. They were also kind enough to arrange a speedboat tour and encouraged… Read more “Best Yet”
Five Star rental
Great hosts! We had a wonderful time at Harbour View. We loved all of the insider tips and the amazing vista from the deck. Great hospitality. “
Harbourview is a piece of heaven. If you are coming to Exuma, do youself a big favour and stay here. The view of Mariah Cay from the verandah is breathtaking. Harbourview is perfectly situated to get to many great beaches and eateries on the island. Don and Gail were not there but left us in… Read more “No Title”
How It Should Be
“The Exumas are wonderful. Spectacular waters and empty white sand beaches… truly what i had hoped the out islands would be. Don’t expect casinos, cruise ships, starbucks, nightlife etc…if that’s what you’re after, best to go elsewhere. Harbourview is a really nice spot with wonderful views of close cays – you will need to rent… Read more “How It Should Be”
Stunning views, fanastic hosts and great home away from home!
This was our first trip to Exuma and we could not have been happier with our choice. Don and Gail are fantastic hosts. They were available when needed but never intrusive. We spent our nights looking at the stars from the huge terrace and our days exploring the beaches and locations recommended by Don and… Read more “Stunning views, fanastic hosts and great home away from home!”
Mi mujer y yo hemos estado nueve noches en Exuma y escoger Harbour view ha sido todo un acierto. Destaco la amabilidad y hospitalidad de los dueños (Don y Gail) incluso en los dias previos a la llegada, dándonos indicaciones para llegar a la casa y esperándonos para darnos la bienvenida y ayudándonos para reservar… Read more “Perfecto”
Most amazing and relaxing week of our lives
We spent the most amazing and relaxing week ever on Great Exuma and staying at Harbour View contributed a big deal to that. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by Don & Gail and immediately felt at home. The apartment is equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay: a large, comfy bed,… Read more “Most amazing and relaxing week of our lives”
First visit to Exuma and the Bahamas a beautiful tranquil place to chill out and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the island, which you have to yourself. Don & Gail provided us all the information and help we needed and were fabulous hosts – thank you for an amazing time in an amazing place!
“We enjoyed a lovely stay at Harbour View. Moriah is absolutely magical. The water is 1000 shades of aqua blue. It glows. I’m having a difficult time writing this because I don’t want to spoil the secret. This was our second visit to Great Exuma and the location of Harbour View couldn’t be more perfect.… Read more “Magical Moriah”
Beautiful Stay in Exuma
Our stay at Harbour View was great. The view from the 2nd floor apartment was something you see in magazines! The unit was very clean and welcoming. Don and Gail were very friendly hosts; they were both very accommodating and willing to help us schedule trips and plan our days that we spent on the… Read more “Beautiful Stay in Exuma”
Excellent Stay and Play Location
Great and clean place to stay near some of the most pristine beaches on Exuma. Our hosts Don and Gail were lovely and very helpful during our stay. Highly recommend this rental!
Beautiful and serene area of Exuma!
One of the most memorable trips of my life. I am looking at going back very soon it’s all in timing. Exuma people and land are some of the most gorgeous on the face of the earth. My stay at Harbour View Rental was wonderful because of the hosts and the location of the rental.… Read more “Beautiful and serene area of Exuma!”
Heaven on Earth
We visited the Exumas 2years ago. As we drove south we discovered the most beautiful place ever seen : Moriah Cay with its brilliant iridescent many shades of blue. At low tide you can see many sandbars you can walk on. The beaches are white and powdery, so soft as flour. Such beauty you can… Read more “Heaven on Earth”
First class treatment and unbelievable views!
We are regular travelers to the Exumas, and were completely satisfied and pleased with the accommodations and hospitality shown by Don & Gail. The area is very quiet, and the views will take your breath away. Really feels like you have your own home, when you’re there. Kayaks are available for your use and are… Read more “First class treatment and unbelievable views!”
We had an AWESOME week with Don and Gail as our hosts. We enjoyed the Exumas, its many beaches and people. Much to see and do for beach lovers. Many uncrowded beautiful beaches, waters of so many colors, sand bars, shells and sand dollars to be found. Don and Gail were always there to help… Read more “Awesome Views”
Paradise in February
Highly recommend Harbour View for an authentic Exuma vacation, peaceful, restful, and good value. The listing description is accurate, the location is off the beaten track and well-placed to take advantage of the best part of the island — between George Town and Little Exuma — pristine beaches mainly deserted and beautiful. Moriah Cay a… Read more “Paradise in February”
I absolutely recommend staying at this property. What a view! And being so close to the water, and kayaking over to some gorgeous uninhabited islands, makes you feel as though you’re the only people vacationing on the island! We appreciated having Don and Gail available to help us find things to see or do, and… Read more “Heaven”
Perfect location, kayak access to Exuma’s best beaches, truly considerate hosts”
Having seen our share of what the world has to offer in tropical guest accommodations, we can wholeheartedly agree with all the other five star reviews of this fine place. In terms of vacation dollar expended vs value received, Harbour View is a hands down winner. Large, spacious master suite, extra bath if need be,… Read more “Perfect location, kayak access to Exuma’s best beaches, truly considerate hosts””
Great hosts! We had a wonderful time at Harbour View. We loved all of the insider tips and the amazing vista from the deck. Great hospitality.
Don and Gail were excellent hosts who warmly welcomed us after a long tiring travel day. The room set aside for us easily rivaled if not exceeded any hotel we could have found – very spacious and clean with kitchen and living room. They were also kind enough to arrange a speedboat tour and encouraged… Read more “No Title”
I Highly recommend Don and Gail’s place!
Harbor View is definitely a “one of a kind”. Breath taking views in almost all conditions, Roomy bedroom with a North Facing window so that you can enjoy the natural beauty of Moriah Harbor all day long. Great bone fishing, and some much bigger fish than I expected to see in the Bahamas. Saw many… Read more “I Highly recommend Don and Gail’s place!”
Great Location with Stunning Views
Perfect accommodation for a couple that are comfortable in the islands. Located about 15 mins from Georgetown and 15 mins from Santana’s overlooking the Maritime preserve. Don and Gail are the perfect hosts, easy to deal with and available to help one with whatever assistance you can reasonably need. Must do’s include eating the lobster… Read more “Great Location with Stunning Views”
Beautiful quiet location with wonderful views
This is the third time my wife and I have visited ‘Harbour View’ and for good reason, this is truly a unique location for a holiday with a stunning views right from your bedroom window and access to some fabulous beaches. If you want a quiet, ‘get away from it all’ experience you’ve found the… Read more “Beautiful quiet location with wonderful views”
My husband and I stayed at Harbour view for the best 9 days of my adult life. My husband planned the trip and I went into it with no expectations to avoid disappointment but even if I would have set my expectations as high as possible, this vacation would have exceeded them. We had a… Read more ““Paradise Found””
A week’s stay in Exuma provided exactly the much needed peace and relaxation we so desperately needed. Gail and Don were terrific hosts, offering suggestions and making arrangements for trips and meals to ensure that we made the most of our trip. Harbour View is easy to find — especially with Don’s excellent directions, and… Read more “Peaceful Experience”
Most amazing place on Earth!!!!
We absolutely fell in love with this place when we visited in 2012, that we just had to come back again! And hope to have many more visits in the future. We wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else on the island! Don and Gail are the best hosts you can ask for. They always respect… Read more “Most amazing place on Earth!!!!”
Peace & Quiet
A week’s stay in Exuma provided exactly the much needed peace and relaxation we so desperately needed. Gail and Don were terrific hosts, offering suggestions and making arrangements for trips and meals to ensure that we made the most of our trip. Harbour View is easy to find — especially with Don’s excellent directions, and… Read more “Peace & Quiet”
I am writing this review directly from exuma, when I last enjoyed the sunset from the terrace in front of this extraordinary bay. I with my partner we spent 6 nights here, the island is magnificent, as well as the house, large, airy and well kept. superclimatizzata (2 split only in double room with ceiling… Read more “Paradise”
il paradiso !
to scrivendo questa recensione direttamente da exuma, dopo essermi goduto l ultimo tramonto dalla terrazza davanti a questa baia straordinaria. io con la mia compagna abbiamo passato qua 6 notti, l isola é magnifica, cosí come la casa, grande , ariosa e tenuta benissimo. superclimatizzata (2 split solo in camera con doppio ventilatore a soffitto)… Read more “il paradiso !”
Loved Harbour View…
My sister and I spent 4 nights at Harbour View on beautiful Great Exuma. The villa was great, and the views from the deck and bedroom were amazing! We spent a good bit of time in both Georgetown and on Little Exuma, and the villa was located right between the two, with a fifteen minute… Read more “Loved Harbour View…”
Paradise Views and Fabulous Location
Harbour View has the best view you may ever see when you wake up of the morning from your bedroom window. Excellent well equipped accommodation, Don and Gail make you so welcome and leave you to enjoy your peaceful vacation but are there to help if you ever need their help or advice. Exuma is… Read more “Paradise Views and Fabulous Location”
Amazing apartment, incredible island, unforgettable holiday!
Don and Gail are really kind and nice, they have helped us when our car was broken, they have suggested us about what to see on the island and they have fully respected our privacy. The apartment is very beautiful and big, with a breathtaking view of Moriah Cay! Guests have the opportunity to use… Read more “Amazing apartment, incredible island, unforgettable holiday!”
Don and Gail were excellent hosts who warmly welcomed us after a long tiring travel day. The room set aside for us easily rivaled if not exceeded any hotel we could have found – very spacious and clean with kitchen and living room. They were also kind enough to arrange a speedboat tour and encouraged… Read more “5 star”
An amazing all round experience.
We were in Exuma as part of a large group to celebrate a friends 50th birthday in March and as soon as we saw the pictures and read the reviews from Harbour View we immediately said “that’s the place for us”. The reality often fails to meet expectation but in this case it far exceeded… Read more “An amazing all round experience.”
Perfect home to enjoy this paradise.
It was a marvelous house which has exceeded our expectations, both Don and Gail are lovely and will advise you of everything to make your stay perfect. Dinners on the wonderful terrace are incredible. Definitely a home to return to.Take care of our conch! Thanks for all.
Just as good the second time
This was our second stay at Harbour View and it did not disappoint. Don and Gail were great host and helped us out right away by scheduling a tour for us. It turned out to be one of our trip highlights. They are always available to ask questions and help out but never imposing. We… Read more “Just as good the second time”
Couldn’t have been better!
This is a unique retreat in a heavenly setting, looking over Moriah Cay, with spectacular views of turquoise, cobalt, lazuli, every-shade-of-aqua waters, and remote cays. Every detail of the apartment is as described and the hosts more than gracious. We loved exploring Exuma, a sort of unspoiled piece of paradise. Especially loved kayaking over to… Read more “Couldn’t have been better!”
Better than I could have ever dreamed!
As I hesitantly write this review, mostly b/c I don’t want the secret to be out, I am flying back to atlanta. My wife and I just spent our seventeen wedding anniversary with Don and Gail at their lovely home in Hartswell, Great Exuma, The Bahamas. First note of reflection is how nice everyone was… Read more “Better than I could have ever dreamed!”
Thank you so much for such a wonderful vacation. It would not have been possible without your guidance and hospitality! You are both exceptional people. We will keep in touch so we can make plans to come back again soon. It is truely paradise here. I never imagined how unbelieveably beautiful your private beach could… Read more “5 star”
Private apartment with spectacular ocean views.
The apartment was spacious and private. Having access to the kayak and paddles was probably the best part of our stay. We kayaked nearly every day to Moriah Cay, only 10 minutes from shore. Once on the island, we had the entire cay to ourselves where we hiked and enjoyed incredible beaches and water views.… Read more “Private apartment with spectacular ocean views.”
Don and Gail were wonderful hosts! They were waiting for us when we arrived and they were available at any time throughout our trip to offer suggestions and assist in planning our day. Since they know Exuma so well, we followed their advice and made sure to hit the places they most recommended and we… Read more “5 star”
Harbor View is definitely a “one of a kind”. Breath taking views in almost all conditions, Roomy bedroom with a North Facing window so that you can enjoy the natural beauty of Moriah Harbor all day long. Great bone fishing, and some much bigger fish than I expected to see in the Bahamas. Saw many… Read more “No Title”
Lovely ambiance with a beautiful setting
This is the second time my wife and I have visited Harbour View and I can say that it will not be our last. The lure of deserted beaches and little uninhabited Cays to explore will be pulling me back some time in the (hopefully) not too far distant future. I can highly recommend this… Read more “Lovely ambiance with a beautiful setting”
A vacation we may never be able to top!
Our stay at Harbour View was simply amazing. Despite some windy weather and rough water the first few days we didn’t feel our days were wasted – our host kindly checked in on us and offered advice and ideas on where we could go and what to do to make the best of it. He… Read more “A vacation we may never be able to top!”
We stayed here in august for a week and wished it had been longer. This really is paradise, we had each beach all to ourselves and every one was soft white sand and crystal clear water. The house was immaculate and the views outstanding. The photos here look great but to see this in person… Read more “Paradise”
Great Vacations at Harbour View.
Just got back from a marvelous week spent over in Harbour View, Great Exuma. Don and Gail are great hosts and provided us with the necessary Support and recomendations for us to have a wonderful time. Apartment is very Comfortable and views are exceptional. Beaches and bonefishing across the canal are numero # 1. Thanks
We’re staying here this week and loving in. The place is just enough for a romantic getaway. The views are breathtaking. The kitchen is small, but theres everything you need, including a full-sized fridge. There is satellite tv and Internet access. The master bedroom is large with a huge view of the turquoise ocean that… Read more “Awesome views”
Paradise 5 star
If your looking for a great house in a great place this is it! The price was great, very affordable. Had everything we needed. Great location on the island. You will need to rent a car. Don & Gail were very helpful and were great hosts! “
Nice & Peaceful Place
We arrived at the airport around 7 p.m. and a band was playing while we were waiting to pass the gates. What a warmful welcome! ( if you rent a car, be sure to have a flashlight, i will help so much to read the paper in your car at night and it will save… Read more “Nice & Peaceful Place”
Beautiful place with some shortcomings
We stayed at Harbour view in april and were well received by its owners, Don and Gail. The house has 2 floors and they rent the top. The house has a good location and it’s 15 minutes from George Town way to Little Exuma (definitely we recommend a car for getting around the island). Harbour… Read more “Beautiful place with some shortcomings”
Of all the possible places we could have picked to stay I couldn’t have been happier to have chosen ‘Harbour View’. My wife and I were looking for a quiet location away from it all in order to just chill out and take it easy for a week but finding somewhere that has the right… Read more “5 star”
Harbour view was perfect for all our needs and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Don and Gail were wonderful and helped plan your trip to ensure you make the most out of your stay. The kayak was great fun exploring the surrounding islands and we loved the fact that it was so peaceful and quiet… Read more “Stunning views”
This house was exactly what we were looking for. It was a great location, well furnished, very clean, and had an awesome view. It is probably one of the best deals on the Island. We paddled over to Moriah Cay for half the days and had a wonderful time kayaking, exploring, fishing, shelling and swimming.… Read more “5 star”
One of the best vacations we’ve had
Exuma is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited. The beaches are breathtaking and the people are warm and inviting! Harbour View House was the icing on the cake. The house is beautiful and in situated directly across from the picturesque Moriah Cay. Gail and Don are the perfect hosts. They are lovely… Read more “One of the best vacations we’ve had”
Feels Like Paradise
This was our first time in the Bahamas. We choose the Exumas for their great nature and their beautiful lonely beaches. When we decide to plan the trip on our own, we start our search after a nice accommodation to stay. We decide to spend our vacation at *harbour view vacation rental* It’s an amazing… Read more “Feels Like Paradise”
Exceeded My Expectations !!
Stayed: December 2012 After exploring by kayak, car, and foot, I can’t imagine a better more central location upon this quaint little island. Thank goodness for the prompt and detailed directions provided by the owners as my plane was delayed and it was getting dark. Having reserved a car, I easily picked it up at… Read more “Exceeded My Expectations !!”
Exceeded My Expectations
After exploring by kayak, car, and foot, I can’t imagine a better more central location upon this quaint little island. Thank goodness for the prompt and detailed directions provided by the owners as my plane was delayed and it was getting dark. Having reserved a car, I easily picked it up at the airport, stopped… Read more “Exceeded My Expectations”
Harbourview Exuma – almost too good to be true!”
An incredible property on the exotic island of Exuma, Bahamas! The view from the bed every morning (or during my frequent mid-day flops onto the king size mattress) was breathtaking. Bright green palm trees, Caribbean teal waters, contrasted by snowy white sandbars (particularly at low tides) create an unforgettable scene. A massive patio complements the… Read more “Harbourview Exuma – almost too good to be true!””
Abbiamo soggiornato nell’appartamento di Don e Gail per una settimana e siamo stati molto soddisfatti! L’appartmento è molto bello, pulito e con una vista mozzafiato sul key antistante. I proprietari sono molto disponibili e pronti ad aiutarvi per qualsiasi cosa, infatti sono stati loro a trovarci la macchina da affittare e ad indirizzarci su spiagge,… Read more “Dream Palace”
A gem in paradise!
A single traveler, I stayed at Harbour View at the end of august. Despite a few days of bad weather (thanks to tropical storm Isaac) my stay was fabulous. First of all, the house is gorgeous. A breathtaking view from the deck welcomed me to the house. Sunrise and sunset views, watching the tide come… Read more “A gem in paradise!”
We enjoyed a wonderful 10 day vacation at Harbour View. Don and Gail were the perfect hosts, there with help and advice when required but sensitive to ensuring that we enjoyed a peaceful and private vacation. The views are simply stunning, and the accommodation very comfortable. It was great to have use of the kayak,… Read more “Fabulous Vacation”
Heaven on Earth
What a wonderful place! We had a great week at Harbour View. Exuma is such a beautiful island with its many private beaches and crystal clear waters. Don and Gail are perfect hosts and they will assist you in any way possible. I don`t have anything to add to the other great reviews, they are… Read more “Heaven on Earth”
A wonderful experience in the tropics
We are still impressed with the beautiful island of Exuma where we spent a week. Local people are very, very friendly and the beaches the most secluded we have ever seen. We really have no words to explain what a wonderful experience we had and how sad we felt when we left Gail at her… Read more “A wonderful experience in the tropics”
Harbour View is the place to go!”
Our stay at Harbour View was quiet and relaxing. Our room was very clean and extremely spacious. Fly fishing and exploring the beautiful Moriah Harbour Cay by kayak was fantastic! The total seclusion of having your own private island to fish and have a beach lunch was so special. After a long day of fly… Read more “Harbour View is the place to go!””
Harbour View Villa–perfect!”
We had the pleasure of staying with Don and Gail for 10 nights in May. We have traveled a bit, and have to say, that this was an absolutely fantastic vacation! The accommodation’s were perfect and the hosts even better! They were there to answer questions we had, yet at the same time respected our… Read more “Harbour View Villa–perfect!””
Breath Taking !!
We have made many trips to Exuma but the accommodation and spectacular views from Harbour View far exceed any other property we have stayed at. The hosts were most helpful without being intrusive, and the nearby deserted islands are amazing. We will return.
The perfect place to experience stunning Exuma”
Comfortable, an unbelieveable view and away from the crowds, Gail and Don have the ideal setting from which to immerse yourself in the most amazing corner of the Bahamas. The villa is just beautiful and the hosts are so accommodating and knowledgeable. Besides the bonefishing on the enormous flat adjacent to the villa, their are… Read more “The perfect place to experience stunning Exuma””
I want to start with a huge thank you to Don and Gail! They went above and beyond anything we ever expected on our stay in Exuma! We intended this trip to be our honeymoon and thanks to Don and Gail it ended up being our wedding and honeymoon! I inquired about the possibility of… Read more “Absolutely amazing!!!”
The perfect place to experience stunning Exuma
Comfortable, an unbelieveable view and away from the crowds, Gail and Don have the ideal setting from which to immerse yourself in the most amazing corner of the Bahamas. The villa is just beautiful and the hosts are so accommodating and knowledgeable. Besides the bonefishing on the enormous flat adjacent to the villa, their are… Read more “The perfect place to experience stunning Exuma”
Great Exuma – Great vacation!
We had a really great time at Harbour View and would like to recommend this beautiful place to other vacationers. The clean and spacious apartment is located on the second floor and has a stunning view over the turquoise ocean. We could use the owner’s kayak to paddle to an amazing lonely beach just minutes… Read more “Great Exuma – Great vacation!”
Look no further.
This is it! The PERFECT Bahama vacation! We have been visiting the out islands, and bonefishing, for the past 15 years and have never experienced such an ideal location. Moriah Harbour has it all – scenery, solitude, and beautiful white sand beaches. Opportunities to swim, kayak, and bonefish abound. Numerous tailing bones are on the… Read more “Look no further.”
Intimate Beach Cottage
We rented this beach cottage not only because it was a cute little cottage but because it had a private kayak for two at its disposal; we could walk over to the harbour, jump into our kayak and peddle to one of the many deserted/private islands across the bay to have a picknick brunch… the… Read more “Intimate Beach Cottage”
My husband and I rented this house for one week while vacationing in Exuma. I was hesitant at first to rent a house but we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Prior to our trip Gail and Don were extremely helpful with the questions I had about car rentals and how to get to… Read more “Perfect !”
Great for bonefishermen
We had a great stay with Don and Gail at Harbor View. The view and location were fabulous. We had plenty of privacy in the upstairs (separate entrance) unit, but Don and Gail were extremely helpful when we needed them — like when we needed some butter and sugar! We enjoyed using their kayak to… Read more “Great for bonefishermen”
Top Choice !
We stayed in three different places in Exuma which were all very special and beautiful (Regatta Point, Coral Sands and Harbour View) and came to the conclusion that this is the best accommodation in Exuma with the best price performance ratio. By visiting the website we only had a vague idea but after being there… Read more “Top Choice !”
Wake up every morning to amazing views
An amazing place in an amazing location with amazing, helpful hosts. Don and Gail were perfect hosts – helping with recommendations when asked, but respecting our privacy as well. The modern, clean house is situated on a hill overlooking a lagoon with a deserted island just a kayak away. The perfect setting for a romantic… Read more “Wake up every morning to amazing views”
Fantastic setting with Direct access to Bonefish flats
We chose to rent “Harbour View” from Don and Gail because of the incredible value and the access to the bonefish flats. They are right off the balcony!! I was able to fish while my girlfriend tanned. We had an excellent time, and Gail and Don were instrumental in making the stay most-memorable. They would… Read more “Fantastic setting with Direct access to Bonefish flats”
Memorable vacation at Harbour View
This was a vacation to remember. The island has so many beautiful beaches with soft white sand and warm waters. The restaurants vary from rustic to exquisite, the lobster we had at Santana’s was sensational. Our sincere thanks to our hosts who achieved the balancing act of being there when we needed them with advise… Read more “Memorable vacation at Harbour View”
Layed Back Appeal
We enjoyed our visit to Exumas and our stay at Harbour View. Don and Gail were very accommodating hosts. The house was clean and comfortable with spectacular views. A rental car is a must in order to get around the island and to restaurants. It was a huge plus having the kayak to explore the… Read more “Layed Back Appeal”
Anything I needed, they took it upon themselves to help me. They even got me some supplies ahead of my arrival, saving me a trip to the store. The view is fantastic from their deck and from the master bedroom of their guest accomodation. For Kayakers, this is the place to stay, as they provide… Read more “Bonefish Heaven”
What a place. All the comfort of a high class bed and breakfast, but with added relaxed feeling of home. Add to that the tranquility of the location, the views and the beautiful turquoise water and what more could you want. You overlook a nature reserve which you can paddle out to and be on… Read more “Just Perfect”
We had a really great time at Harbour View and would like to recommend this beautiful place to other vacationers. The clean and spacious apartment is located on the second floor and has a stunning view over the turquoise ocean. We could use the owner’s kayak to paddle to an amazing lonely beach just minutes… Read more “”
Great For Bonefishing
We had a great stay with Don and Gail at Harbor View. The view and location were fabulous. We had plenty of privacy in the upstairs (separate entrance) unit, but Don and Gail were extremely helpful when we needed them — like when we needed some butter and sugar! We enjoyed using their kayak to… Read more “Great For Bonefishing”
Vacation To Remember
This was a vacation to remember. The island has so many beautiful beaches with soft white sand and warm waters. The restaurants vary from rustic to exquisite, the lobster we had at Santana’s was sensational. Our sincere thanks to our hosts who achieved the balancing act of being there when we needed them with advise… Read more “Vacation To Remember”
We enjoyed our visit to Exumas and our stay at Harbour View. Don and Gail were very accommodating hosts. The house was clean and comfortable with spectacular views. A rental car is a must in order to get around the island and to restaurants. It was a huge plus having the kayak to explore the… Read more “”
Wanted a place to get away from it all. Turned off our cell phones, ignored the internet and immersed ourselves in the quiet beauty of Exuma. The amesburys were perfect hosts – there if you needed them, but gave us the space to be alone. After hectic city life, this was the perfect getaway for… Read more “Awesome”
An amazing place in an amazing location with amazing, helpful hosts. Don and Gail were perfect hosts – helping with recommendations when asked, but respecting our privacy as well. The modern, clean house is situated on a hill overlooking a lagoon with a deserted island just a kayak away. The perfect setting for a romantic… Read more “No Title”
We Are Back !
We stayed at Harbour View in early august to escape from our daily grind in South Florida. Don and Gail made this the perfect escape for our family. They provide a great apartment with a breathtaking view. We spent 10 days kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on a deserted island, sailing, ate at a pig roast, and… Read more “We Are Back !”
How IT Should Be
“The Exumas are wonderful. Spectacular waters and empty white sand beaches… truly what i had hoped the out islands would be. Don’t expect casinos, cruise ships, starbucks, nightlife etc…if that’s what you’re after, best to go elsewhere. Harbourview is a really nice spot with wonderful views of close cays – you will need to rent… Read more “How IT Should Be”
Harbour View is a Beautiful House
very well kept with an amazing island view. The whole vacation was great, we will definately go back. Hopefully soon!”
“A quiet beautiful location. Safe to go out for walks, and a wonderful area for kayaking right outside the door. Nobody on the beaches but myself.”
Worth the Long Journey
I’ve been to Exuma with my husband in June and we stayed at the Harbor View villa. We had a wonderful time! The apartment is very spacious, confortable, with astonishing views to the Moriah Harbour. The moment we entered the bedroom we fell in love with the place! The bedroom has a very large window… Read more “Worth the Long Journey”
“Had such a nice, relaxing vacation. The amesburys were very accommodating and the location is amazing. We kayaked over to Moriah Cay and spent all day there without seeing anyone..Amazing
“Wanted a place to get away from it all. Turned off our cell phones, ignored the internet and immersed ourselves in the quiet beauty of Exuma. The amesburys were perfect hosts – there if you needed them, but gave us the space to be alone. After hectic city life, this was the perfect getaway for… Read more “Awesome Views”
“Wonderful location and magnificent, secluded ocean views. Super accomodation and great, friendly atmosphere. Can’t remember a more relaxing two weeks ever.”
Better Than Anticipated
All the comfort of a high class bed and breakfast, but with added relaxed feeling of home. Add to that the tranquility of the location, the views and the beautiful turquoise water and what more could you want. You overlook a nature reserve which you can paddle out to and be on your own desert… Read more “Better Than Anticipated”
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