Beachfront House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (Sleeps 10)
About Samantha Monson
The Applebys and Monsons have been best of friends for over 35 years in Vail, Colorado. Our children, who are now adults, grew up together. We now have a great home on the most beautiful beach in the world - a place to enjoy family get togethers completely different from the Rocky Mountains.
Samantha Monson purchased this House in 2008
Why Samantha Monson chose George Town
The first time we came to Exuma was in 1995 to invest in a resort with a golf course, marina, hotel, and homesites. The developer went belly-up, however, another developer came in and built the Four Seasons Resort and Greg Norman golf course on this property. We fell in love with the Island and its people. So in 2000 we were able to purchase our lot on Tar Bay, which is the longest sandy beach in Exuma some 2 miles of white sand and aqua crystal clear water. The beach is protected from the Exuma Sound and the Atlantic Ocean by barrier reefs and barrier Cays. We hired a Nassau architectural firm and drew up three different plans over a 4 year period. Finally, we came up with the perfect plan and built our beautiful beach house taking two years of construction. Building on the island was very arduous and time consuming since everything must be shipped via a container boat from Miami. We also had to deal with customs agents and island natives as builders. All in all it was worth it since we love 'Belle Mer Cottage.' Many of our international neighbors on Exuma consider our home the most beautiful on Tar Bay.
What makes this House unique
The beach house has two identical master suites for the two owners. We also have two additional master suites upstairs and an overflow bedroom above the garage. Each suite has a flat screen TV and king bed with wonderful bedding. The great room has a 58 inch smart HD television capable of accessing your own internet-based accounts (e.g., Netflix and Amazon Prime), Blu-ray, Nintendo Wii, iPod docking station, and WiFi. The kitchen is all stainless steel appliances with dishwasher, double refrigerators/freezers, beverage center, oven range, microwave and all small appliances (e.g., coffee maker). We love to cook and grill at the house since we have what we consider the best view on the island. Our veranda has large comfortable soft seating with the beautiful white sand and lapping aqua water within 40 feet from the steps. The outside shower is a real treat after spending time in the ocean. Belle Mer Cottage is only 3 miles from Georgetown International Airport, 4 miles from GeorgeTown with great local restaurants and island bars, and 5 miles from the Sandals Resort with a golf course and casino. Belle Mer is paradise on the friendliest Island in the Bahamas. Come join us and leave your worries at home. Welcome to Great Exuma! Your Hosts, The Applebys and Monsons
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Please see owner's stated policy. Of note, cancellations received in writing at least 90 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Spacious, clean and well appointed house. Absolutely incredible beach and view from the living room and bedrooms. Good location convenient to George Town and all points north. Couldn’t recommend it more. The only downside is that we had to leave.
Magical Family Vacation
Our stay at Belle Mer was nothing short of perfect! The house is large and fit our two families of four very comfortably. We could've had another family! The house has been renovated very nicely and the kitchen is stocked for making meals at home. The beach is your backyard and the house comes with many water toys. The beds and linens are comfortable and everything worked well. Book Belle Mer and you will have a truly relaxing vacation!
No problems. Great location. Great accommodations.
We will be back next year,
This was our fifth year staying at Belle Mer. Now it is like coming home. Great house and beach.
This was our first trip to the Exumas and all we can say is wow!! The beaches were absolutely beautiful! The house was everything you could dream of. The location was unbelievable! We hope to return soon to the Exumas and the Belle Mer Cottage. We highly recommend!
Amazing birthday celebration!
We loved our stay at Belle Mer for my 50th birthday celebration! The home is beautiful and the setting is incredible! We had the beach basically to ourselves all week! We also loved the location of the home on the island. It's right in the middle of the island with easy access to the resorts on the North end as well as Georgetown on the south end. We loved having the kitchen stocked before we arrived. That was super helpful! The only sticky point was that the room over the garage wasn't very comfortable. We had 3 young girls planning to sleep in that room and it took about 2 full days to get it cooled off enough for them. Luckily there was plenty of room for all of us in the main house. All in all, Exuma is a beautiful place and Belle Mer was perfect for our family!
We provide a welcome packet upon booking with insider tips for the home and island.