About the property
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- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
West House is a newly renovated and stylish property sitting on 12 acres and 1000 ft of water front, offering complete privacy. The home consists of 2 large fully furnished bedrooms with ensuite baths located on opposite sides of the house.
This charming rental home is conveniently located approximately 10 minutes away from the GGT Int'l airport and about the same distance from the center of activity on the island, Georgetown. It is nestled on one of the most beautiful beaches on all of Exuma, Tar bay.
The property comes equipped with beach chairs, cooler bags , beach umbrellas, beach mats, 3 kayaks(2 single and one double) a portable Bluetooth speaker and hammocks.
The house is very spacious and airy with elevated ceilings in the living room and kitchen area. Screened sliding doors all around offer eye catching ocean and garden views and easy access to the furnished outside deck areas. Perfect to relax and enjoy the ocean breezes with an ice cold beer in hand from the mini bar! The house is also fitted with A/C units throughout the Great room as well as each bedroom.
The kitchen is equipped with all your basic needs for preparing breakfast, lunch or dinner. From new modern appliances, cookware and silverware to potholders and washcloths....
The bedrooms are huge with large ensuite baths. Both bedrooms are identical and feature king size beds. The bathrooms are creatively tiled with colours of the ocean and have double entryways which can be accessed from the bedroom or the living room. Each bathroom has a sink, wall mirror and a shower.
The Master suite bath has a shower and deep tub combination.
West house sits on 12 acres of land with lush and healthy greenery, fruit & coconut trees and a stone pathway to the beach.
There are sensored outdoor lighting in place for those who are looking for that romantic moment with that love one as you sit out on the patio watching the stars and listening to the gentle breezes and waves lapping at the shore.
The house is equipped with a washer and dryer which is available for your use and is located in the lower garage. There is also a gas grill that is ready to be used at your leisure....
West house is truly the place to have a quiet island experience while visiting Exuma.. Its suitable for a family vacation or a couple's retreat..
When booked at West house you will have available concierge Services from "The Good Life Bahamas" who are the property managers for the beautiful accommodation. We will assist you with planning and arrange all the necessary aspects and services needed during your stay. Taking care of all the unknowns in order allow you to enjoy the ultimate experience at this island getaway...
See you soon!
The Good Life Bahamas (West House)
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- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Loved the West House and Exuma
We just returned from a wonderful 8-night stay at the West House on Tarbay. The home and location was perfect for us (two couples). We loved the island central and secluded location. Other homes along Tarbay are closer together and many sit right on Queens Highway. West House sits alone and off the road. The views were stunning, including the early morning sunrise. The stretch of beach allowed us to take long walks that are a must when we vacation on the beach. I came very close to booking a different rental closer to Georgetown in February Point (lovely villas with a great restaurant) but realized waterfront is not the same as beach front and we would have been disappointed. So happy I made the right choice for our vacation style.
The home came well furnished with extras that made the stay very comfortable. There were plenty of beach towels, snorkels (we brought our own) and fins (we didn't bring our own), beach mats, umbrellas, and portable beach chairs. We loaded up our SUV with snorkel gear, umbrellas and a beach mat and headed out to the other wonderful beaches on Little Exuma and Great Exuma. We did not take along the portable beach chairs (nice camping type chairs) only because we knew we really would not sit for long on a beach. It was nice to take a break on the beach mat and umbrellas when needed though. Kayaks were provided, but we've never done that and it was quite windy (great breezes) during our visit so we didn't attempt to use them. They looked very nice however. I believe there was a soft sided cooler, but we had brought two of our own. The kitchen was very well supplied with everything we needed to cook with. We prepared most breakfasts and three evening meals at home and had everything we needed, even a few spices and olive oils left behind from other guests.
Good Life Bahamas were great to deal with. Onike contacted me soon after I booked the home last summer with a lot of information I could begin thinking about. She met us at the airport upon arrival and could not have been sweeter. They have a wonderful representative in Onike. I provided her a list of grocery/drink items to purchase for us ahead of time so we didn't have to spend the first days shopping. It was so nice to not have to think about that for the first several days actually. Prime Meats and Smitty's are very close by and had everything else we needed the rest of the week.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay at the West House and Exuma and hope to return!
The views from this house go on for miles from both the interior and exterior. There was everything we needed in the kitchen and we cooked every meal there. The beds were comfortable Serta’s. We loved the overly large sunken showers after a day in the sun and sand. The stretch of beach is straight so there is not a lot of protection from the wind. We didn’t get to kayak because the waters were way too choppy. Onike and her sister were very friendly and organized to get us all set up. The owner was also prompt to respond and easy to deal with. We loved playing cards every night at the round table, it was a perfect set up. No neighbors so there is total privacy. It was neat being on an estate and envisioning what it was like there 40 years ago! We truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back to Exuma and rent from Good Life Bahamas.
In one word our stay was perfect
The highlight of our trip was having Onekey come in with her husband and cousin to prepare an authentic Bahamian meal for us. It was an experience second to none. The place was clean and very private.b
Very nice, peaceful and calm, great location. Great open area inside with everything you need. Prime meats just down the road, great meat market. This is a quite out of the way place if, like us, you are here to relax and want privacy. Very good manager, very attentive and helpful.
We would definitely stay here again if we are back in Exuma.
Perfect location for a tranquil escape
A beautiful quiet setting smack in the middle of Great Exuma. Décor and interior finishes are delightfully retro, a mix of modern amenities and classic old-Bahama furnishings that made us feel at home. The kitchen is well appointed and the baths are spa-like. Check the cupboards before buying supplies, foodies should bring any special spices or food items with you as the grocery stores have limited inventory.
Remember that on most out islands roads can be sketchy, and the driveway entry here is rough; renting a Jeep is a good idea. Another reviewer suggests the inclusion of kayaks would be a big plus, but being avid 'yakkers and divers with a long history visiting many other out islands, paddling from the beach at this property is not for the average vacationer. The closest rocky islets aren't far, but water conditions can change quickly so we appreciate the owner's preference in avoiding liability issues. Quality beach gear is provided, and there are several snorkeling or kayak excursion providers. Boat rental is easy but local knowledge counts... don't if you're a novice. Take the water taxi (which can be a short adventure itself) to Stocking Island and dive off the beach since there are only two good spots on the main island, both at the north end. Explore, hope you find others!
Though we weren't visiting the Exumas to watch television, something more than rabbit ears IS warranted. Satellite service is a must for a luxury rental, 5 or 6 channels isn't enough. Overall the property is gorgeous, but some deferred maintenance should be addressed. During two days of heavy rain it became obvious the home needs a new roof and facias, and at minimum, a gutter over the front door. If it were my house, I'd redesign the porte cochere as well, it's a VERY tight space to drive under with ill-placed supports.
But honestly, I'm picking nits because of my old profession. This property is exactly the type we wanted and expected.
Staff are responsive and very helpful. If you want privacy and comfort with easy access to everything the island offers, this is probably the best private rental available on Great Exuma.
Very private and well equipped
We stayed here for a week at the end of June 2017. It is probably the most well equipped home we have stayed in. We loved having the large rooms & beautiful views. The best part by far was the seclusion of the beach. Not once did we have to share it with anyone! It was also great having the deposit back in my account before I even left the property.
Check In Time: 3p.m.
Check Out Time : 11a.m.