It’s fair to say I did an astonishing amount of research before booking our Exuma accommodation. Having been twice before, I had found the area to be lacking in the luxury space, with only one or two nouveau chain hotels.
Then I discovered Casa Del Mar, only a stones throw from the airport yet tucked away down a serene street that leads you straight onto a pristine white sand beach.
To put it rather bluntly, the pictures do not illustrate the elegance and superlative design of these villas. Despite having a party of 21 adults, there was a plethora of space. Between each villa there are 2 kitchens, 2 lounges and 2 communal areas (with optional fold down sofa), and at no stage did any of us feel like we did not have enough space. Each bedroom has a large and pristine private bathroom and the design incorporates floor to ceiling windows that lets the light flood in.
But the devil is in the detail … from kitchen chandeliers that are made from oyster shells, modern yet practical fittings and a purist oceanic inspired decor – the whole place is a symphony of style. Not to mention the super king size beds that you could sink into forever.
However, this all pales in comparison to the service guests receive at the villa. Before arriving, Vladimir was on hand to answer our multiple banal questions with record speed.
On arrival, the most conscientious and wonderful individual named Esther went above and beyond her job description in order to ensure our stay was 5 star. It was heart warming , we all felt like we had a new friend by the end our stay.
Even the most difficult tasks we requested of Esther were taken care of with professionalism and a cheery demeanour. Without writing an essay, we had great hardship with our wedding planner, and Esther took control of the situation to help in every way she could to make our day a success – what a woman.
To add to this incredible scene, we didn’t see another soul on the beach during our entire stay. The word paradise is overused these days, but when you get to Casa Del Mar you will rediscover the true meaning of it.
Thank you to all of the Casa Del Mar team for memories that will last a lifetime.
The property is intelligently designed, well equipped, and well maintained. It’s just beautiful and was well equipped with everything we needed; full appliances, dishwasher, laundry machines, even the essential blender for smoothies 🙂 We had a large group, 8 adults and 5 little kids. The bedrooms are generous and fit our group comfortably. The dining and kitchen area was great for meals for our large group as well. Bonus, no one needed to share or fight over a bathroom, three bathrooms in each wing 🙂 There is a beautiful beach steps away, great views from the upper kitchen level. We felt very safe as well. Vladimir, Ms Butler and Nelly were quick to respond to our multitude of annoying questions. They were professional, detailed and took very good care of us. We arrived on Sunday, when stores were closed, but Ms Butler and Nelly had the fridge full with our requested items which was very helpful, especially in feeding a hungry group after a day of travel. This let us hit the beach and relax without wasting any time. The location is tucked away in a beautiful and private area, but is still in close driving proximity to the airport, groceries, downtown, marinas and other beautiful beaches to explore as well. We loved it, we can’t wait to come back and only hope it’s not sold out! Thank you for an amazing stay! Happy Travels Everyone!
We had a great time at Casa Del Mar. The layout was great for 3 families with young kids! Designed very well. The place was beautiful from the house, pool area, balconies to the beach. Very private beach and very peaceful. We had a few issues with the coffee maker on one wing being broken and the BBQ tank being in pretty rough shape, but other than that everything was perfect!
Esther recommended a chef and a boat tour. Both were amazing!
Highly recommend! Thanks for the memories!
“Casa Del Mar is an amazing place in the middle of paradise! We arrived to find that the home is exactly as advertised…… – It is located close to the airport (but we never heard or noticed any planes) in a very convenient location for exploring all areas of the island. – The house is not only beautiful, but it is well stocked to accommodate your needs inside and out. The kitchen has pots/pans, grill tools, spices, utensils, and everything that you need to cook a full meal. There are beach towels, kayaks/paddle board, pool toys, snorkels/fins, beach chairs and umbrella, life jackets, etc to accommodate adults and kids of all ages. – The house is located on a beautiful beach. We enjoyed sitting in the gazebo, playing with our kids and evening walks in the fine sand. – The view is amazing!!! You can spend hours in the family room and outside deck gazing at the vibrant colors of he ocean. We can’t say enough about the beautiful island and the amazing accommodations and hospitality at Casa Del Mar.”
Outstanding property!! Beautiful interior & well kept grounds and awesome ocean view from your living room & kitchen. One of the best beaches is only a few footsteps out your door. No resorts, umbrellas, etc to see, just a perfect beach for you to enjoy and walk (about 1.4miles one direction and 2.2miles the other and only beauty to see). Pool area is very well done & awesome!!! A spectacular place to spend your days and nights in Exuma.
Safe, clean & beautiful.
Staff are extremely accommodating and kind. Location was perfect to see and explore the island, grab dinner out, or to make a stop at the grocery market.
“Excelente casa. Superó expectativas. Es muy linda! Bien ubicada. A pie de playa. Vista inmejorable desde la planta alta. Cómoda y espaciosa, amplia. Súper equipada con todo lo necesario y de primera calidad y todo funcionando perfecto. Con barbecue, importante para preparar comidas . Equipada también con kayaks, snorkel, colchonetas inflables, etc., todo para la playa. La playa donde está es increíble! Vladimir excelente anfitrión en su atención, hospitalidad y buena comunicación con nosotros. Lo mismo Esther, quien nos atendió en Exuma de manera súper atenta siempre. Fue una experiencia buenísima de vacaciones en familia con hijas adolescentes. Nos encanto. Volveremos!”
“It is absolutely amazing…”
“Photos don’t even come close to doing either Exuma or this rental justice. It was absolutely amazing. It was larger than we had expected and the view from the patio on the second floor was stunning. You could very comfortably accommodate 4 couples, or 2 couples and a family of 4 in this rental while maintaining privacy. The house is just steps from what we all agreed is the cleanest, most private beach we have ever been to. None of us had ever seen sand as fine as that on this beach. It was hard to leave. Vladimir arranged for a driver to meet us at the airport and bring us to the house, which was much appreciated as this was our first time in Exuma. At the house, we were greeted by Cynthia Brown with Sunrise Allure catering. She showed us around the property and answered questions to make sure we were settled in. We took advantage of the pre-stocking option for groceries, which was helpful since we didn’t rent a car right away. We also arranged to have the private chef, Renauldo, cook for us for 4 of our 7 nights. This was also a definite win. His cooking was outstanding and was better than anything that we found when eating out. I would strongly suggest considering this option. The house was spotlessly clean and everything you could imagine needing was provided. The kitchens in both units have professional appliances, gadgets, etc. and a large set of dishes (enough for at least 8 people). It’s fair to say that it was better equipped than my own kitchen. The DirectTV (with HBO – definite plus) worked great, although we didn’t spend much time watching TV. It was uncharacteristically windy while we were there, so it was nice to have the pool as a backup to the beach. Lots of floaties, toys, etc. to keep everyone occupied. There is also an outdoor built-in BBQ grill and fridge and a good-sized dining table in the pool area. Next time, we plan on taking advantage of that. All in all, Vladimir has thought of everything and made an incredible effort to keep in touch with us prior to arrival to make sure that we had everything we needed for a great vacation. Everyone we dealt with was very friendly and helpful. The house itself feels like it is still nearly new. Again, it is really stunning. We really appreciated how welcome everyone made us feel and are already planning a trip back soon! Best February vacation ever.”
Exuma is quite an easy island to get to, taking into consideration its remote location.
Main airport of The Exumas – George Town (code is GGT) is conveniently located in the center of Great Exuma, at Moss Town, just a short comfortable few minutes ride from Casa Del Mar.
Have you ever left your home 1 hour before your international departure? No worries, you will not go missing your flight at Exuma!
There are direct, non stop International flights to Exuma’s Georgetown Airport (Code is GGT), on American Airlines from Miami (45 minute flight on 100 seat jet), Silver Air from Fort Lauderdale (75 minute flight on 34 seat turboprop), Delta Airlines from Atlanta (2 hour flight on 80 seat jet) and Air Canada from Toronto (3 hour flight on 80 seat jet). There are also 5 daily 35 minute connections from Nassau on either Sky Bahamas, www.skybahamas.net, or Bahamasair, www.bahamasair.com, to Exuma.buy ticket