2 weeks in Paradise – March 2011

The photos of this beautiful new home don’t begin to do the property justice. My family (myself, my husband our two children and a friend), spent 2 weeks on this 9 acre estate and had one of our best ever vacations. First, the house; to get to it you make your way down a long private driveway, passing the look out tower until the home and the Caribbean come into view. The home is elegant without being fussy, very well decorated and wants for nothing. All the appliances are high end and all the small details are taken care of, from the endless supply of lovely beach towels to the pottery spring water dispenser. Out side is a huge barbecue. The privacy is astounding. The front porch, with it’s comfortable table and chairs has a spectacular view of the ocean, I never got over walking outside to look at the sunset. The property is amazing. We walked down a lovely path to the ocean entrance past a table and benches from which to enjoy the view, and entered the water to go snorkeling. We were in the water for about five seconds, when we found ourselves swimming with a spectacular school of angel fish. Their were also flying fish and my husband and son spotted a baby manta ray. Another well marked trail led to some dramatic caves on the property, bring a flashlight these are the real thing! The location of the home is perfect, central to everything. Minutes away from the spectacular “club med beach” (Club Med itself is gone). We were frequently alone on the 2 kilometer pink sand beach with it’s pristine turquoise waters. Governor’s Harbour has everything you need, restaurants, shops and fresh fish is sold from the dock. You are a little over an hour away from Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. I.J., the man who loaned us our car (that Deborah the home owner recommended), was a joy to do business with. He met us at the ferry and drove us to the house himself to make sure we could find it in the dark. He stopped by the house after the first week to make sure we were getting along O.K., and even returned a library book we had borrowed when the library was closed on the day we left. I highly recommend renting your car, van or jeep from him. Deborah herself is a pleasure to do business with. She’s very easygoing and great about pointing out all the special things to do and warning of any pitfalls (there were very few). Overall, I can’t think of anything that could have made our trip better. We will be back as soon as we can.  Robin, Montreal

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