Harbor View Vacation Rental in Exuma

5 star

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 balance of comfort, price and locale is a difficult task and having made mistakes in the past I really wanted to get it right this time. If you’re looking for a ‘resort’ type of atmosphere then this is the wrong place for you, this will be the opposite of the ‘canned’ vacation you would find there, instead you will find a spacious apartment offering solitude with everything you need from a very comfortable bed, reliable wifi, basic kitchen, a living room (that has a pullout bed for kids), not one but two bathrooms, reliable AC and a balcony all to yourself with a view that I’m at a loss for words to describe. Moriah Cay is just a couple of hundred yards away and easily accessible with the kayak provided, I highly recommend a trip there if you want to experience beautiful deserted beaches and turquoise waters of almost impossible color, take a packed lunch with you and lots of sunscreen! I thoroughly recommend renting a car so you can explore more of the island, we got one through Thompsons who provided us with a reliable Honda Accord with a good 100,000 miles on the clock but as I said it was reliable so who cares?! It’s not like you’re going to be covering hundreds of miles in Exuma because you can’t! You just need transport to the next beach or watering hole……. We also rented a small Boston Whaler from Minns to explore Stocking Island and some of the other Cays nearby, this is thoroughly recommended, Don and Gail (our hosts) pointed out some of the choice places to visit which we intended to do but ended up falling in with the crowd at Chat N Chill (great open air beach bar/restaurant) and we achieved about 30% of our goals but no problem because it just gives me more of an excuse to return sometime so we can finish our exploration! Don and Gail who own Harbour View and live on the lower floor could not have been more accommodating, they are warm, friendly, genuine people from England who have lived in Exuma for a long time, they are very knowledgeable of what there is to do and offer great advice when needed but also respect your privacy so you can enjoy the wonderful solitude that this location has to offer. We can’t wait to go back!

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