This vacation home which we call 'Belle Mer' is located steps away from the most beautiful beach on Great Exuma Island. It sits along 2 miles of white sandy beach with views of the protected barrier islands and sailboats gliding into Elizabeth Harbour in Georgetown. Belle Mer is the perfect home to host a romantic retreat or a special family reunion.
Enjoy the gracious open living space with views of the turquoise crystal clear water from every room. The main house with 2500 square feet of living space has large tile floors in all the rooms. It has three master bedrooms with en-suite marble tile double sink bathrooms and each bedroom has flat screen TV's. The home has comfortable soft seating and colorful local art.
The two ground floor master bedrooms, with cove wood ceilings and recessed lighting with dimmers have king size beds with Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers and French doors that open onto the veranda with breathtaking views of the beach. Each bathroom has a large shower and separate toilet room. The upstairs master bedroom is tastefully decorated with a king size bed and daybed. It has a large marble tile bathroom with a tub/shower. The fourth bedroom is above the detached double garage, steps from the front door. It has its own bathroom with shower, 2 twin size trundle beds for sleeping up to 4, a flat screen TV and VCR. It is the perfect getaway for kids or adults. The house has ceiling fans in every room and central air-conditioning when the island breezes are not cool enough.
The large modern kitchen features all stainless steel appliances with 2 full size refrigerator/freezers, wine cooler, microwave, dishwasher and cook/top oven. It is fully equipped for you to prepare and enjoy a snack or a gourmet dinner. A full size washer and dryer are within easy reach off the kitchen. The great room features 18 foot ceilings and a large double paddle fan. The entertainment console has a large HD flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, Nintendo Wii, Ipod docking station, and yes we have WiFi. For old fashion fun we have plenty of board games, puzzles, playing cards, and books to read. Bring additional Wii games or DVD's to have even more fun in the evening. The large round wood dining table seats 8 or sit on the bar stools around the kitchen island to enjoy your home cooked meals. We can also refer you to a local Bahamian chef who will prepare a great Bahamian meal right in Belle Mer's kitchen.
Belle Mer features an outstanding outdoor living space with 500 square feet of wrap around veranda next to the beach. An outdoor gas grill and large dining table are great for entertaining. It is the perfect place to watch the billions of stars in the evening sky, listen to the lapping waves on the beach and watch the moon's rising reflection on Belle Mer (beautiful sea).
This beautiful vacation homes offers all the amenities needed for a truly memorable experience. If not relaxing or strolling on the white sandy beach Belle Mer is also equipped with snorkel gear, 2 inflatable kayaks, 2 sets of golf clubs, rafts for floating, children's water toys, and if interested we offer for a nominal fee 2 double sea-kayaks. After enjoying the ocean we even have an outside shower next to the veranda. Also consider renting a Boston Whaler in Georgetown to explore Elizabeth harbor, hire a Bonefish guide, take a water taxi to Stocking Island or charter a boat and captain to visit other surrounding Cays.
The new Sandals Resort (formerly Four Seasons), Greg Norman golf course and Marina can be reached in approximately 20 minutes by taxi or car. A number of grocery stores in Georgetown about 10 minutes away stock all the items you will need for your vacation, but also try the wonderful local restaurants. Our welcome sheet has our favorite restaurants, guides and places to visit for a fun filled vacation. Enjoy!!!
Keywords: House, on the beach
The Appleby's and Monson's have been best of friends for over 35 years in Vail, Colorado. Our children, who are young adults grew up together and now have a great home on the most beautiful beach in the world - a place to enjoy family get togethers completely different from the Rocky Mountains.
The first time we came to Exuma was in 1995 to invest in a resort with a golf course, marina, hotel, and homesites. The developer went belly-up, however, another developer came in and built the Four Seasons Resort and Greg Norman golf course on this property. We fell in love with the Island and its people. So in 2000 we were able to purchase our lot on Tar Bay, which is the longest sandy beach in Exuma some 2 miles of white sand and aqua crystal clear water. The beach is protected from the Exuma Sound and the Atlantic Ocean by barrier reefs and barrier Cays.
We hired a Nassau architectural firm and drew up three different plans over a 4 year period. Finally, we came up with the perfect plan and built our beautiful beach house taking two years of construction. Building on the island was very arduous and time consuming since everything must be shipped via a container boat from Miami. We also had to deal with customs agents and island natives as builders. All in all it was worth it since we love 'Belle Mer Cottage.' Many of our international neighbors on Exuma consider our home the most beautiful on Tar Bay.
The beach house has two identical master suites for the two owners. We also have a third master suite upstairs and a overflow bedroom above the garage. Each suite has a flat screen TV and King bed with wonderful bedding. The great room has a large flat screen TV with DVD player, WII games, and IPOD docking station. The home is wireless with high speed internet. The kitchen is all stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, double refrigerators, beverage center, oven range, micro and all small appliances. We love to cook and grill at the house since we have what we consider the best view on the island.
Our veranda has large comfortable soft seating with the beautiful white sand and lapping aqua water within 40 feet from the steps. The outside shower is a real treat after spending time in the ocean.
Belle Mer Cottage is only 3 miles from Georgetown International Airport, 4 miles from GeorgeTown with great local restaurants and island bars, and 5 miles from the Sandals Resort with a golf course and casino.
Belle Mer is paradise on the friendliest Island in the Bahamas. Come join us and leave your worries at home...Welcome to Great Exuma...your hosts, the Applebys and Monsons.