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WELCOME TO AQUA TERRA...WHERE LAND MEETS SEA

Gerryanne Porter

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

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WELCOME TO AQUA TERRA...WHERE LAND MEETS SEA

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday home in Great Exuma - Aqua Terra

Gorgeous, Unique, Spacious, Beachfront Home

With ample space to unwind and plentiful amenities, AquaTerra is carefully planned to cater to every whim and encourage relaxation.

Sun-bleached stucco, indigenous wood tones and contrasting colours exemplify the breezy Caribbean style. The natural sand, water and wood hues take centre stage to inspire leisure in this amazing beachfront home.

The ICF-constructed, hurricane-proof home offers 5,200 sq. ft. of living space. The open-concept great room lends itself to connecting with friends and family, accented by a vaulted ceiling set off by rich, mahogany beams. In this room, cooking, eating, watching TV and playing games is possible, with the living room boasting a large sectional, a 46” flat screen TV, satellite, DVD player, IPod sound system and WiFi.

The kids will enjoy unwinding in the airy 500 sq. ft. loft with a sweeping bird’s eye view of the great room below, as well as the ocean.

The gourmet kitchen, tastefully done in soothing shades of whipped cream and espresso beans, centers around a large island perfect for prepping, serving and reconnecting. All appliances are stainless steel and the kitchen features a five-burner gas cooktop, a built-in oven/microwave combo, a dishwasher and a large French door refrigerator and freezer with ice and water dispensers. Washer and dryers are located in a separate out-building only steps from the house.

Everything needed is waiting for you. The cupboards are filled with tableware, glassware, flatware and melamine for indoor and outdoor use. The pantry is stocked with a large array of sleek, modern small appliances, as well as cooking and baking supplies. It’s ready for you to harness your Caribbean kitchen creativity!

Sitting down to a meal is an experience unto its own, as the dining room comfortably seats eight to 10 people and looks out on the patio and ocean.

The patio itself overlooks the pristine “exuma blue” ocean and features a 24' x 24’ (optionally heated) saltwater infinity pool an 8' x8' (heat included) hot tub. A cabana houses a powder room, an outdoor kitchen and grill, a dining area and a lounge situated under an 800 sq. ft. deep roof, which provides protection from the elements and allows everyone to take in amazing views.

The home offers six spacious bedrooms. Five of the bedrooms feature a king bed , large closet and a flatscreen TV, while the remaining bedroom features two twin beds, closet and a flatscreen TV. Note: The main floor bedroom is wheelchair accessible. The king rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with porcelain-tiled walls, large shower and double sinks. The twin room has a tub and shower combo, porcelain-tiled walls and large single sink. Both bath and beach towels are provided, as are a hair dryer and vanity accessories in each ensuite.

Rich mahogany and rattan, along with cool cotton furnishings, provide a comfortable, relaxed, tropical atmosphere. Feel the ocean breeze and the soft, powdery sand … and please remember to exhale!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Gerryanne Porter (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2015

About Gerryanne Porter

Aqua Terra is the result of a long personal and business relationship between the Porter and Perry families. Agreed to over a handshake at lunch in Kingston Ontario in 2013, the Porter's and the Perry's set out to redevelop an existing beachfront home and turn it into a vacation rental property they would be proud of.

Todd Perry's engineering background, coupled with Randy Porter's residential construction abilities were an excellent compliment to each other. Once Gerrryanne Porter and Tina Perry agreed to the style of the furnishings and interior, Gerryanne embarked on the journey of researching, selecting and coordinating the set-up of not only the furniture but the linens, small appliances, kitchen amenities and art work that make AquaTerra a very well equipped truly unique vacation property. Having spent months on the island during the construction process Gerryanne is able to answer any and all inquiries about the property and the island in general. Tina Perry brings her financial management abilities to the table keeping a handle on the business side of the unique and beautiful adventure we call AquaTerra.

The Porter's and the Perry's hope that everyone who stays at AquaTerra sees the beauty of the island and the experience at the home as everything they expected and more.

Gerryanne Porter purchased this house in 2013

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Separate WC's2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights
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Reviews

5
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p553637vb
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Great Exuma Exuma
Gananoque ON, Canada
5

Great Villa for an amazing vacation

  • 5 out of 5
We returned a couple weeks ago from Aqua Terra and our vacation was everything and more than what we expected. It started with a meeting with the Villa Manager, whom always went above and beyond to make sure we were settled and taken care of. The pictures don't do this villa justice, so if you think the pictures are amazing your breath will be taken away from the minute you walk into the villa. The rooms, the view, the pool, the ocean, I could go on and on about how wonderful everything was. We used all 6 bedrooms and there was never a moment we felt 'on top of each other", which is a must when you travel with a large group. The Island is also something to experience, wonderful people who were extremely friendly and accommodating. The ONLY complaint I can make about this place was the lack of clocks in the bedrooms, and if that's the only thing I can find to complain about, then you will appreciate how well they have done with this villa. A must visit spot, would go back in a minute!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great feedback!
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p553637vb
+1 -6132239797
Great Exuma Exuma
Gananoque ontario Canada
5

Barb and Gerry WOW what a spot.

  • 5 out of 5
Just had the most outstanding stay at Aqua Terra this week,as we entered the driveway I could tell we were in for a big surprise,yes we were the landscape amazing,as we entered front door amazing view right through to the ocean,the whole villa was very high end laid out perfect,then outside to the patio ,took our breathe away with the views ,the staff looked after in all ways ,the last review tells it all,I would go back in a minute,great location from airport and town,people were very nice ,very quiet area and laid back ,i could go on and on ,great for a group of people to have a ball.Recommend to anyone the owners should be very proud of what they have and the people looking after it.Thanks for the memories.
  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Barb and Gerry, we're glad you had a good vacation!
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p553637vb
+1 -6132239797
Great Exuma Exuma
Lansdowne, Ontario, Canada
5

WOW! Must see and experience!

  • 5 out of 5
We had the most amazing vacation at Aqua Terra. Everything was amazing and there was nothing that we needed that wasn't provided for us. The owners stopped by to make sure everything was ok and the estate manger went above and beyond to make our stay a comfortable and stress free one. The house was outfitted with top of the line appliances and furniture and was very luxurious. There were 11 of us and we did not feel crowded at all. The view when we first walked in the door was breathtaking. We used the out door kitchen everyday and loved the hot tub. I can't say enough about how helpful both owners were for us and they even recommended a number of places to go to using their names to get the best service. We went out on their boat and swam with the wild turtles and sting rays for a once in a lifetime experience. I can't thank them enough for making our family vacation unforgetable.....
  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good holiday......We love Exuma and our piece of paradise!
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p553637vb
+1 -6132239797
Great Exuma Exuma
5

Can't wait to go back!!!

Can't wait to go back!!!
  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I recently had the opportunity to rent Aqua Terra with good friends of ours. The intent was to get away from it all and relax! We clouldnt have chosen a better place. We used two of the 6 bedrooms, which were both fitted as master suites. Interstingly enough 5 of the bedrooms are setup this way, which is a first I have seen and I have rented houses on other Caribbean islands. A definite plus! The house is setup to feel like you are at home, fully equipped! We were not missing anything. We spent most of our time in the ocean or at the pool everything we needed was provided and many spots to lounge and relax. My favourite spot was the poolside cabana! As well as the beach side shower! Both feel like you are the only one around, alot of privacy.
We were able to find a little bit of nightlife on the island which was fun as well as ate at a few great restaurants.
The staff at Aqua Terra were very helpful. I felt like I could contact them for any reason. I did notice comments about the washing machine, it wasn't an issue for us, who wants to do laundry on vacation anyways? There was an abundance of towels available and we didn't need much.
We have already recommended to friends and cannot wait to return with our children!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Great Exuma Exuma
Houston, TX
5

Great Family Time

  • 5 out of 5
Everything was great. The pictures are accurate. They did a great job with each room having a bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped. We spent most of our time in the water. The noodles for the ocean were great. We loved the pool when the waves were a little big to really enjoy being in the ocean, which was only twice when a rain storm came through and made the waves bigger. The pool was very nice feature. The outdoor kitchen and cabana were a big bonus. The breeze and shade out there was wonderful. We took a snorkel/boat tour with Exuma Water Sports and it was great! We have gone on a tour with them before and would recommend them. A car is recommended to get around. We did use a taxi service with no problems. Ate lunch at the Exuma Yacht Club after fishing. The people on this island are very friendly. We bought local lobster at one of the local lumber yards, that was a first. Esther the manager was very nice and helpful before and during our stay. The only drawback was not having a washer and dryer to use. You have to pay the housekeepers to do your laundry. They washed/dried and folded our laundry since we did not bring enough clothes. I think just swimsuits and t-shirts were all that we really needed anyway. This is the first beach house we have rented that did not have that amenity. There was plenty of beach towels all week so we did not have to worry about washing them. The mid week cleaning was good. Each room had the ability to adjust the temperature in the room. We had 8 people in our group and used 5 of the bedrooms. The beach is beautiful and we saw only 6 other people the whole week we were there. We packed 2 suitcases full of food, dry goods and frozen meat. It was great idea that we read to do. The food prices are much higher due to everything has to be brought in by boat. The Exuma Market, grocery store, had a good variety of items. We loved watching the kids play Trivia Pursuit with Canadian Content. Come prepared to relax and unwind. We would definitely return!!!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed everything so much. As a result of your feedback we are now providing access to the washers and dryers at no cost to our guests. Thank you for making AquaTerra a better place to stay.
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Welcome To Aqua Terra...Where Land Meets Sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p553637vb
+1 -6132239797
Great Exuma Exuma
Galveston, TX
5

FABULOUS RENTAL!!!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We just returned from our vacation 2 days ago and we can't say enough good things about this place!! Fully equipped with far more than we have ever encountered on vacation rentals, everything top notch and more! First Class!! The house, the grounds, the pool, the hot tub, the outside kitchen, outside bathroom, bar and lounge area and the gorgeous beach are tooooooo fantastic to describe!! I would recommend it to everyone, we used 5 of the 6 bedrooms and truly had the best vacation we have ever had with our family. I do have to mention the washer and dryer are not available for the renters and if you are traveling with kids that may be a negative. The maids charge $15 for washing and $15 for drying a load of clothes!!! Beware of this one down fall, bring enough clothes for the time period you are renting it!
Over all a 5 star plus!!!!
  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: As one of our first ever guests, we were eager to hear your feedback. We are now providing access to the washers and dryers for all of our guests, free of charge. Thank you for helping us make AquaTerra more enjoyable for everyone.

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Georgetown
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Sandals resort
Car: recommended

The Exumas are an exotic collection of dream destinations. Footprint-free beaches and ultra exclusive resorts and islands fit for celebrities make this tropical paradise an absolute gem. Here, nature outnumbers man, coastlines remain flawless and private homes play host to some of the world's most famous starts. The Exumas truly are the ultimate escape.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,320 Nightly

Rental rates for this holiday house in Great Exuma, Exuma

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High Season Rates 4 Bedroom
15 Nov 2014 - 14 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,900
for 7 nights
$9,900
 
 
Low Season 4 Bedroom
15 Jun 2015 - 14 Nov 2015
5 night minimum stay
$6,600
for 5 nights
From
$1,320
$8,250
 
 
High Season rates 4 Bedroom
15 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,900
for 7 nights
$9,900
 
 
Christmas / New Years 4 BR
20 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
10 night minimum stay
$16,500
for 10 nights
From
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $750
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes If you are receiving an "instant quote" from the VRBO website, please note that this is for the default 4 room rental. Add $1,000/week for each of rooms 5 and 6. Please contact the owner to confirm 5 and 6 room quotes. Check in 4:00 pm. Check out 10:00 am. $350 cleaning fee charged on stays of 6 nights or less.

Rentals with more than 12 people are not permitted. Call for children under 2yrs.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Great Exuma in Exuma

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Powder Room Main Floor
    Bathroom 8 - Cabana Bathroom
  • The king rooms each have an ensuite bathroom with porcelain-tiled walls, large shower and double sinks. The twin room has a tub and shower combo, porcelain-tiled walls and large single sink. Both bath and beach towels are provided, as are a hair dryer and vanity accessories in each ensuite.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom is wheelchair accessible
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , The twin beds can be converted into a king bed.
  • Five of the bedrooms feature a king bed, large closet and a flatscreen TV, while the remaining bedroom features two twin beds that convert to a king bed, closet and a flatscreen TV.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Chef services available upon request. a $350 cleaning change-over fee will be assessed for stays of 6 nights or less. First Aid Kit and Defibrillator On-Site
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