Beautiful thevine house with infinity pool … – homeaway gas 101


As all the reviewers have said, the Vinehouse is amazing. The location is quiet and beautiful. The house is like living in the lap of luxury. What a design. Hats off to whoever designed it. The outdoor spaces are plentiful and beautiful. The house was so comfortable for us and our three teens. The house is incredibly well stocked. We didn’t need a thing. Desreen and Willie and all the other workers keep the house and grounds in tip-top shape. If you need them, they come quick. We used the kayaks daily until we rented a boat from Drex. Then we had a lot of fun zipping around this area (sometimes getting out and pulling the boat across small low spots too). That can’t be helped if you want to go out to the other side of Moriah Cay where the most beautiful beaches are. We hiked to the abandoned house on Man o War Cay that you can see in the telescope. Beautiful views but wear good shoes for glass and nails. This pool is perfect for family games of volleyball. (Bring or buy the small plastic 6-8”’ balls). We played almost every day. It’s great fun in the early evenings if the sun has warmed the pool. We did Sugar Adventures full day tour. I highly recommend it. We also rented a boat one day from Minn’s when it was a strong north wind and a bit too windy for us to use Drex’s boat here. Tooling around Elizabeth Harbor was fun. We climbed to the stone marker for amazing views. Lunch at St. Francis was excellent and service was fast. So thank you to Nathalie and family for making our vacation so memorable with the use of this beautiful house. The only problem I see is this house has spoiled us for all future rentals. I’m sure we will always compare every house we rent to this one.

Working with Nathalie leading up to our trip was so easy – she was always responsive and accommodating and made sure everything was set up before our trip. Desreen and Willie made sure we were well taken care of during the week, and promptly addressed a power outage we had mid-week. Desreen also helped us to pre-stock with a few necessities and Kaliks as everything is closed on the island on Sunday. We also met Yvon later in the week, who generously took us out on his boat. It was an amazing day – you can see why he loves Exuma so much!

The house is in immaculate condition, with so much room for everyone to have their own space, and equipped with everything you might possibly need – snorkelling equipment, BBQ, coolers, kayaks, paddle board, loungers, everything you need in the kitchen to make meals..The only thing nicer than the house is the incredible view that can be seen from every angle out the windows and on the multiple wrap-around decks! The sandy "beach" and pool were cherries on top. We spent every day out on the water exploring Moriah and MOW cays – just a few minutes by kayak. We saw sharks, stingrays, turtles and fish every day (from both the house and out on the water).

Easy to get to Georgetown from the house for groceries, and a short drive to Little Exuma and Tropic Breeze (one of our favorite restaurants on the island!). Prime Island Meats is another favorite – a little further north of Georgetown but a must visit, especially if you plan to cook some meals at home.

We did a girls trip to the Exumas and we were lucky to be able to stay in TheVine House. There were 6 of us ranging in age from 37 to 87 and the house accommodated us perfectly. Nathalie and her co-owner thought of everything when they stocked the house. The way things are organized and labeled made getting around in the kitchen so easy. We ate in every night for supper and enjoyed playing games at the large dinner table. The views from every room is so pretty and we enjoyed using the telescope to view boats out in the Atlantic. We enjoyed the pool and kayaks as well as snorkeling in front of the house. We took advantage of what the island had to offer and had lunch at Cheaters, Tropical Breeze and twice at Santana’s – our favorite. Our favorite day was the private boat trip we took with Johnson’s Getaway with Captain AJ and mate Ryan. We fed the pigs, iguanas and a turtle then did some snorkeling. They picked us up at the house and we had a blast…make sure you give him a call to see what all the Exumas have to offer. You also need to make sure you stop at the Tropic of Cancer beach on your way to Santana’s. Desreen met us at the airport and helped us so much during our stay. If you are lucky enough to visit the Exumas make sure you book TheVine house.

Nathalie (co-owner) made the rental transaction process a breeze even though it was our first time renting on Exuma. Desreen, who is the property manager was wonderful to work with, too. She met us at the house right on time. If we had wanted she would have even met us at the airport. How nice is that? Ivon, (co-owner) was in town the day we arrived. He took the four of us out for a cruise on his boat after we settled in. He was so wonderful. We could see why he loves Exuma so much.

The Vine House was built with a high degree of craftsmanship and loving care. It shows in the overall detail in the design of the home and its functionality. Who would have thought on a sleepy little island in the Bahamas like Exuma you could find such a gem? Open floor plan? Check. Beautiful custom chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances? Check. Great views from living room, dining room and kitchen? Check, check, check! Privacy? Check. Tasteful interior design? Absolutely, check! Wrap around decks on multiple levels? Check!

The only thing nicer than the view inside the house is the view outside the house. It is breathtaking. We loved the infinity pool and swam in it everyday after our daily excursions. We used the kayaks, too. The cay across the bay is so pristine. We are so glad we ventured out to it.

We recommend renting a car. We’d also recommend shopping for food at Exuma Market in downtown Georgetown (especially for Breakfast items). They had the largest selection of food. There’s a very nice liquor store about 100 feet from Exuma Market. It is right next to a gas station. Prime Island Meats a little further north from Georgetown was small in size but large in friendliness and quality. We recommend going there, too.