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Belle Mer Cottage - Affordable Luxury on Tar Bay

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Exuma - Belle Mer Cottage

Beachfront House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Belle Mer Cottage is located on 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. There is a fourth suite over the garage with two trundle beds, sleeping an additional 4 people. 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 large sliding doors with screens 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 child size 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 a couple of adults who are young-at heart! The house has ceiling fans in every room and central air-conditioning when the island breezes are not cool enough. Please note that although the home has bedding for more, we allow a maximum of 10 people at any one time. Specifically, we permit up to eight adults and two children. The additional bedding simply provides more options to meet the sleeping configuration needs of the group (e.g., a couple staying in the upstairs master bedroom could have their child on the day bed in that room OR if that child was old enough, they could stay in the room above the garage).

The large modern kitchen features new slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with two full size refrigerator/freezers, wine cooler, microwave, dishwasher and new glass cooktop/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 soaring 20 foot ceilings and a large double paddle fan. The entertainment console has a 58 inch smart HD television capable of accessing your own internet-based accounts (e.g., Netflix and Amazon Prime), Blu-ray, Nintendo Wii, iPod docking station, and WiFi. For old fashion fun we have plenty of board games, puzzles, playing cards, and books to read. Bring additional Wii games or Blu-Ray/DVDs 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. Although we have never experienced crime on the island, there is a safe provided for peace of mind.

Belle Mer features an outstanding outdoor living space with 700 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 double sit-on-top sea kayaks, 2 sets of golf clubs, rafts for floating, and children's water toys. All of these are complimentary during your stay. 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 home is cleaned to spotless before arrival. Guests staying 10 nights or longer receive a complimentary mid-stay cleaning.

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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Samantha Monson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2016
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About Samantha Monson

The Applebys and Monsons have been best of friends for over 35 years in Vail, Colorado. Our children, who are now adults, grew up together. We 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.

Samantha Monson purchased this house in 2008

Why Samantha Monson chose Bahamas

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.

What makes this house unique

The beach house has two identical master suites for the two owners. We also have a third master suite upstairs and an overflow bedroom above the garage. Each suite has a flat screen TV and king bed with wonderful bedding. The great room has a 58 inch smart HD television capable of accessing your own internet-based accounts (e.g., Netflix and Amazon Prime), Blu-ray, Nintendo Wii, iPod docking station, and WiFi. The kitchen is all stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, double refrigerators/freezers, beverage center, oven range, microwave and all small appliances (e.g., coffee maker). 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

Guestbook comments from the manager

Happy New Year!! What a fabulous way to begin! Great friends,wonderful house- most amazing views. Totally turned off from "reality". Thanks for sharing this beautiful home with us! We loved the kitchen, porch and of course the Wii. Wonderful week in Paradise.
Dec 2010
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Belle Mer Cottage - Affordable Luxury on Tar Bay
average rating of 4.918919 based on 54 reviews
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay in Exuma was our third in the last six years and Belle Mer Cottage was by far the best house on the nicest beach on the island we have stayed in during our time in Exuma, one of the most beautiful places on earth in our opinion. The house was more than big enough for 7 adults and the spacious kitchen/dining/living room was great for cooking,eating and hanging out.The owner was great and easy to work with and I sure we will return to Belle Mer Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at the Belle Mer cottage the first week of August and we had an amazing week. It was more space than we needed but Belle Mer was just too perfect of a spot to pass up when we found it on VRBO. The pictures online are a good representation of how it actually looks. The beach at the house is awesome and Belle Mer is perfectly located....close to George Town, about 5 minutes from the airport, and a reasonable drive to some incredible beaches.

I found The owner, Samantha to be really great to work with leading up to our vacation. She was very quick to respond to our questions and very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The Belle Mer Cottage was such a wonderful place to stay. The beach was the most beautiful beach I have ever seen and it felt very private with hardly any people on it except us. The house was spectacular and was very spacious. The kitchen had everything you needed as well. We would certainly recommend it and would love to stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time the house is extremely comfortable. We had food delivered and a beautiful from Cynthia their housekeeper. We totally recommend . The pictures of the house are what you see when you get there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Stayed a week with 8 people -3 generations...the house was amazing and had everything! Great beach and central location...plenty to do all week...be willing to explore the entire island! Will totally come back and stay at this gorgeous property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonder vacation in Exuma

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Belle Mer Cottage. The house was great and accommodated our family of eight (4 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 girls ages 3 and 4). It was wonderful to wake up every morning to the sunshine and beautiful blue water!

Thanks to the owners we had everything we needed even lots of snorkel gear and beach toys for the kids. Hope to be able to return someday soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Georgetown (GGT)

We provide a welcome packet upon booking with insider tips for the home and island.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Exuma, Exuma

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holiday Weeks 2016/2017
17 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,632
for 7 nights
£4,632
 
 
Holiday Weeks 2017/2018
16 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,632
for 7 nights
£4,632
 
 
Holiday Weeks 2018/2019
15 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£4,632
for 7 nights
£4,632
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£4,075
for 7 nights
£4,075
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £179
Refundable Damage Deposit £398

We require 1/2 of the rental rate at the time of booking. The other 1/2 of the rental rate + $500 damage deposit is due 90 days prior. Our preferred method of payment is echeck through the VRBO system. If you are unable to pay by echeck, we can discuss alternative payment options. All quoted rates and payments are in United States dollars. We have a minimum stay of 7 nights. We allow a maximum of 10 guests per renting group. Specifically, we allow up to 8 adults and 2 children, as there is not enough private accommodation for 10 adults.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on the Exuma on the Caribbean

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • We have an outdoor shower coming up from the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 Single Bed , two twin trundle beds--sleeps four total (great for kids!)
  • There are also two pack-n-play cribs available for use in any of the rooms. Although the home has bedding for more, we allow a maximum of 10 people at any one time. Specifically, we allow a maximum of 8 adults and 2 children. There is not sufficient space for 10 adults, as four children could be comfortable in the room over the garage but four adults would likely find it too crowded. Additional bedding simply provides more options to meet the sleeping configuration needs of the group (e.g., a couple staying in the upstairs master bedroom could have their child on the day bed in that room OR if that child was old enough, they could stay in the room above the garage).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A safe is provided for peace-of-mind in securing valuables, and we always recommend keeping the home's doors locked. The island is very peaceful, and we want to do our part to continue to prevent crime. Stays 10 nights or longer include a complimentary mid-stay cleaning. The owners conduct meticulous maintenance on Belle Mer Cottage twice annually. For example, new in 2016 are slab granite countertops in the kitchen, a glass-top stove/oven, and fresh linens.

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