"Excellent location + well-equipped villa = Great
August 21, 2010
"Our family has used VRBO successfully a few times now and we generally have high expectations. Julie and her network of friends and neighbors were able to exceed our hopes and plans for a great Bahamian stay. The word "close" is an adequate description for virtually anywhere you want to visit on the island. If you feel fit, the wlks are not too far. The local bus transport is excellent and around a buck each time you get off. Taxis were pricy, but not compared to a NYC or Chicago ride for 5 miles. As promised, Julie arranged for airport transportation and a visit to a local market. We were able to but everything we need for breakfasts and snacks at the apartment. There were a few
bars and a market around the corner if we forgot anything. And once when it was raining, a neighbor lent us an umbrella and gave aus a ride to the restaurant we desired. The villa has everthing you need and was put to the test by our two teenagers. There was access to three beaches by walking or bus. We even found a secluded private strip up on Cable Beach where it was just our family of four and the ocean.
When you go this route, you should expect that you will not be surrounded by the pristine hotel environment and lack of local culture. We love the surprises and challenges that living local can provide. If you think that is cool, you might want to look into this property. When we went, the price
was about 1/2 of the fancy hotels. I think we received the better value.
John Van Wagenen, East Peoria, L
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