tripadvisor reviews 2010-2013

"A beautiful beach setting and lovely home for our large family"

Scott and Karla were so helpful in making our family trip fun for everyone. They suggested activities and made sure our birthday celebration was memorable with fireworks and Chinese lanterns. The home is beautiful and very comfortable...great beds, sheets, towels, bath products. The chef Scott hired for us provided fabulous meals and he and the chef brought in all food and alcohol requests. The privacy of the beach was fantastic! There were 5 very comfortable bedrooms in the main house, plus a tv room with a sofa bed. In the cottage, another bedroom, plus sofa bed in the tv room. It is a perfect spot for a large family or 5 or 6 couples. AB, Austin, Texas, 2013


The best review is from one of my sons who said, "This is the best vacation I ever had." If you can get that from the kids you know you had a winner. RR, Chicago, Illinois, 2013

"Fantastic :-)"

Lovely house at a wonderful beach. Perfect service and engagement from Scott and Karla (house owners) and great food from the nice ladies that cooked for us. A place to relax and enjoy the ocean and beautiful surroundings. Friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended for vacation or work (as we did) . SJ, Gothenberg, Sweden, 2012

"Work that felt like holiday"

I spent 8 days at Bougainvillea House Villa working with a Swedish Crew on a photoshoot for swimwear and lingerie. The location could not be better for us, we had the beach just outside the door and the sun was shining every day. The couple that is renting out the house - Scott and Karla - are absolutely lovely and so much fun. They really made us feel like home and took us around the island and on boat trip to amazing beaches after our day of work was done. I could not have had a better week in the Bahamas and I really hope I get the chance to come back. FM, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012


We used this house as a Location for our photo shoot we did . Everyone loved it and everything worked out so good! The staff and our Host's where amazing! They went out of there way to make our stay successful. We had a great stay and I would recommend it to any one want to get a way and be pampered. Amazing. Thank you Scott & Karla for everything

. Monica Olman Producer, Miami, Florida, 2012.

"Awesome! Nothing else can compare to this island gem."

Bougainvillea House is truly a one of a kind place and the Owners, Scott and Karla, are the most caring and attentive people that we have ever met in the hospitality industry! Five Star, Five Diamond. They anticipate every need and can plan a trip out hitting the island beaches or a full day boating and snorkeling at the drop of a hat. Scott even took the time to give my son a sailing lesson on the Hobie Cat! The home is beautifully decorated with all the comforts of home and so many more. Wow! I can't wait to go back! TCR, Boston, Mass, 2012.

"Spectacular place and service."

We had two families, including small children. Everything was as great as advertised. The house was awesome, the people who worked with us were great, the food was excellent, and the opportunities for artivities were numerous. A very beautiful place and wonderful people. Great for a quiet place on a really great beach and even better if your group or family is active and loves to swim, scuba dive, snorkel, and anything else that involves spectacular beaches, warm water, and beautiful sunrises.

Very convenient, with several airlines having direct service to Georgetown from us hubs. The house is about 3 miles from the airport. Probably no need for a rental car -- a taxi service would be cheaper and get you to and from the airport. The hosts were great. Ask for Nola to handle your cooking -- she's a wonderful woman who has previously prepared food for celebrities and royalty. MW, Rochester, Minnesota, 2012

"Unbelievable Peacefull relaxing getaway"

From the time we walk in and met Scott till we left 1 week later Bougainvillea was a dream vacation. Plenty off space, great sound system and a outdoor deck second to none. Each room was perfect and every detail was checked. The view of the prettiest water awaits you daily. It is a Home that I will return too. SC, Waco Texas, 2012

"A Dream Spot in the Bahamas!"

We spent 8 fantastic days at Bougainvillea House with family and friends. The house is beautifully appointed and maintained in flawless condition. Everything is luxurious and first rate: kitchen, bathrooms, linens, towels, etc. The location, right on one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen, was spectacular. Beautiful white sand and so private! We only saw 3 other people on the beach the whole week. The outside deck areas are amazing for sunbathing, evening cocktails, and watching sunrise, sunset and stars at night. The views of the beach and the aquamarine colors of the ocean are breathtaking from throughout the house, all the decks and the hot tub. It was hard to take your eyes off the beach and the sea. Our kids roamed the beach looking for shells and snorkeled right in front of the house, seeing a wide variety of brightly colored fish. There are tons of water and beach toys of all sorts - sea kayaks, inflatable boat, snorkel gear, fins, etc. Our kids are saying this is our best vacation ever, and are already asking to go back. Great Exuma is a fun, less-developed island with incredibly warm and friendly people. We enjoyed the unique local restaurants and bars. We took the day-long boat trip up to Staniel Cay, which was spectacular and not to be missed. Beautiful islands, deserted beaches, sand bars to play on in the middle of the ocean, plus lots more. Another day we chartered a boat and saw the local sights in the waters adjacent to Great Exuma. It was fantastic as well. I can't say enough about this as a wonderful spot in the Bahamas. DP, California, 2012


The house and the location are unique , with the color of the sea in front plus the beach , makes this place like a paradise. SS, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012

"Paradise on earth"

Unique location, excellent house.
very spacious, very confortable beds, fully equipped and carefully maintained. If you love turquoise waters like never seen, a calm sea in a calm island and a beautiful sea view with no one else around, this is the perfect vacation house you could wish for.Surely the best location of the island of Exuma. FS, Lisbon Portugal, 2012

"One week is not long enough!!!"

Service is first class. Nothing is too much trouble.
 The house is kept clean & tidy even though we were guilty of bringing in sand & shells causing more work for the cleaning staff. All bedding & towels provided were changed regularly, and all facilities were in good working order. 
Excellent location & additional facilities provided for water sports etc.
 The best for me was to be able to "chill-out" with 3 generations of family. DB, United Kingdom, 2012.


This was without a doubt the best holiday I have ever been on. The villa was amazing and the location was second to none. I would definitely recommend a day out sailing direct from the villa :) My most sincere thanks to Scott & Karla for letting us stay in their fantastic villa, and thanks to Nola and her colleagues for the great food. CB, United Kingdom, 2012.

"A luxury villa with everything - beach, fireworks, hot tub, and sailing"

Bougainvillea House Villa is located on a beautiful sandy beach close to Hooper's Bay, George Town. The beach is extremely private - during our week-long stay we saw a total of maybe 10 people walk past. 

The house is only minutes from George Town airport (GGT) which has direct flights (we used Sky Bahamas - 3 flights per day) from Nassau (NAS) - close enough to ensure an easy airport transfer but the location and frequency of flights means that you don't suffer from plane noise at the house. The house is cleaned daily by a maid and generally maintained to a very high standard. All equipment is modern and there is good Wifi to check emails anywhere in the house. There are at least 3 very large flat screen TVs with access to international channels if the weather turns bad.

 We walked the full length of several beaches on Exuma and Bougainvillea House was the finest property we saw during our stay. There are multiple private areas both inside and outside the property which allow a mixed group, plenty of space without being crowded upon.

 The owners put on a fantastic fireworks display on the last night of our trip which was great fun. We also used the Hobie Cat sailboat, canoes, and snorkeling gear; which was all provided by the owner.

 We had a couple of excursions on the owners power boat for snorkeling as well as a visit to the "Chat and Chill" bar on Stocking Island.
For someone looking to get away from it all for a week or two then Bougainvillea House Villa in the Bahamas is a great choice.
 LB, Switzerland, 2012.

"First of many trips to the Bahamas"

Had a great time staying at the Bougainvillea house! Amazing property/views/locale, friendly service, great memories! MW, California, 2011.

"What a great week!"

Wonderful private beach, beautiful sand and crystal clear blue water, Scott and his crew took such good care of myself and family from island visit to sailing to the best meals and service you could ask for. We will be back. CM, Louisiana, 2011.


Our stay at the Bougainvillea House was perfect! The owners were so accommodating to our family of 15, it was like we had our own personal concierge. They made sure everyone was happy from age 3-53! SM, Louisiana, 2011.

"Beyond the Call of Duty"

The Bougainvillea House was a wonderful vacation spot. It is spacious and homey. There are three decks with spectacular views of the aqua-blue water and adjacent islands. The owners went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They personally took us by boat to the adjacent islands and sailing on their sailboat. They also drove us into town for the islands Regatta, which was a festive time. They were as "hands on" as we wanted them to be. Their maid service kept the rooms spotless, and requesting cooks made for an even more relaxing stay as they kept the kitchen clean. The food was excellent; they prepared island cuisine as well as American cuisine. We will be back! MM. Louisiana, 2011.

"Fabulous Vacation"

The Bougainvillea House is absolutely the perfect vacation spot. The week was so relaxing and so much fun! Scott and his wife went above and beyond what we expected, and we really had the full experience of the island. Also, all of the people involved in our stay (the cooks, the massage therapist, the housekeeper) were extremely professional and provided excellent service. The past week was truly a heavenly experience. Thank you, Scott! CM, Louisiana, 2011.

"Can't be beat"

The home, location and vistas speak for themselves. The bone fishing is superb. But the hospitality offered by owners Scott and Karla topped all. Only weakness is a lack of high or even middle end restaurants on the island, if this is important to you (not to us), though this is more than compensated for by the personal and professional attention heaped upon you by concierge Sir Jonathan Toker, from the minute your plane touches down till you say your last goodbyes. We will be back many more times and can't wait until our next visit in the fall!!! TP, New Jersey, 2011.


We had the awesome experience of enjoying the Bougainvillea House, February 10-15, 2011. It was my birthday and what a fabulous time we had. The house has all the amenities you could possibly need. The bedrooms were fabulous with fantastic views and bathrooms were nice size and clean. It has all the comforts of home and much, much, more. Loved the outside decks and the hammock! The house is centrally located and the beach in front is just the most beautiful beach ever! Loved my morning walks looking for shells and enjoying life. My husband and I would go back tomorrow if we could. Scott and Karla were very helpful and had great suggestions for dining out. They have thought of everything! Looking forward to another visit soon! BP, Louisiana, 2011.

"Wonderful experience!"

My husband and I stayed at Bougainvillea House with 2 other couples for a long weekend birthday celebration! Bougainvillea House is beautiful with every amenity you can imagine! The rooms are spacious with king beds in each, and the bathrooms were very clean and stocked with all your needs! We truly enjoyed sitting on the large porch overlooking the water, and I especially enjoyed my afternoon naps on the hammock! Scott and Karla have thought of everything in this home and have all you need to enjoy a wonderful vacation with all the necessities of home! We will definitely be returning! ES, Louisiana, 2011.

"Excellent house"

We had a great time at Bougainvillea House. We had 3 families w/ 6 kids and it managed to swallow up the whole group. Equipped with tons of beach toys and extremely well stocked kitchens. Definitely recommended. FF, Texas, 2010

"An absolute paradise"

We are now in Great Exuma, Bahamas; a small island with a population of less than three thousand! Exuma is an untouched paradise with long stretches of white, fine sandy beaches and azure blue calm seas… Perfect for long romantic walks, and azure- the color combinations are so incredible, I have never before seen such beauty in my travels- It feels like I am walking in a painting! 
The Bougainvillea House is a whimsical beach house with massive front and back yards landscaped with coconut trees, bougainvillea and hibiscus flowers and so many other flora and lush greenery that I don't know the names of...The house sits on one of those long, lonely but lovely stretches of beach, and comes complete with five bedrooms and bathrooms, and three beautiful decks that sprawl in every direction. 
The decks are littered with lounge chairs and travel and leisure books, an inviting setting for personal relaxation and reflection! ...and one of these mornings, we will share a hammock... needless to say, it is truly a lovers paradise! AT, Canada, 2011.

"Absolutely wonderful"

There is only one word that describes the Bougainvillea House--Paradise! Waking up in the morning and seeing the huge expanse of blue water, playing on the beach with all the "toys", your in-house chef at night or dining at one of the local spots---spells the perfect vacation!!!
Scott and Karla provided us with wonderful service. There was no such words as "we can't do that"! They were most accommodating from greeting us at the airport to putting us back on the plane. Treat yourselves to this beautiful island vacation!!! CT, Virginia, 2010.

"Paradise Beyond Belief!"

From the moment we landed on the Island, we knew we were in a good place-the people, the landscape and the weather were phenomenal! What was even more spectacular was arriving at Bougainvillea House! We knew from the pictures and researching online, it had a beautiful beachfront and would be superior accommodations, but what we didn't anticipate was how beautiful this property really was and how luxurious the house itself was going to be! BH, Canada, 2010.

"The most comfortable place on earth."

I can only say wonderful things about our stay there. The accommodations are wonderful, the service impeccable, the location perfect and the peace and quiet so appreciated. I highly recommend Bougainvillea house to everyone that wants to rest, relax, have fun and enjoy the ideal surroundings! LH, Texas, 2010.

"Awesome to remember!!!"

This house is wonderful! The owners are so welcoming and helpful. The house is clean & comfortable! The beach was beautiful and the accommodations were outstanding. They really went out of their way to make us all feel welcome. My 9 year old son went along and had a fantastic time. Lots to do and see! TL, Texas, 2010.

"This was an amazing destination with a gorgeous, luxury house!"

This place had a beautiful beach area, water toys, numerous decks to enjoy the sun, breeze, good music & friends. The house was spacious, very clean & of a luxury hotel. Scott & Karla deliver 5 Star treatment in a very comfortable atmosphere. Lovely place! SH, Texas, 2010.


Describing our week at Bougainvillea House is almost hard to do. Amazing, relaxing, scenic - these words don't seem quite enough. We spent seven days in the most beautiful house in the world, swam in the most turquoise water we have ever seen, explored the most picturesque island we'd ever visited and met the warmest, friendliest people we could ever have imagined. 
We loved having our rental car - made us feel like we belonged there! So easy to drive into town whenever we needed anything, and to have the freedom to explore. Chat n' Chill on Stocking Island, and Santana's in Williamstown were two highlights of our week. 
We've all done a fair amount of travelling, and agree that this vacation was at the top of our lists. Hope to return again someday, as I'm now officially in love with Exuma. 
A very, very, big thank-you to Scott and Karla. I cannot express the appreciation I feel for letting us experience your island. JH, Canada, 2010.

"An unbelievable vacation..."

This house is incredible. I have stayed several times here and each time it is better. It is everything you can expect and more. If you have the opportunity, come to the island, and stay at Bougainvillea House. AF, Texas, 2010.


Just returned from a week in paradise at Bougainvillea House. We had the best vacation ever, loved the house, the island and the wonderful, kind people of Great Exuma.
 It was very peaceful and quiet as it was off season. Bougainvillea house exceeded our expectations, total luxury. The king size beds, huge rooms with our own bathrooms, and incredible views of the turquoise ocean from every room. Wow! You could always hear the waves crashing on the beach and windchimes around the property.
 We rented a car which was very convenient so we could easily go into the little town 10 minutes away (Georgetown) to the super market for groceries and to pick up beer, etc. 
2 things you must do if you visit Great Exuma- take the boat over to Chat n Chill beach bar and drive down to Williams Town at the end of the island and go to the famous Santans's Grill (little beach bar) and visit with "D" what a wonderful lady and we had such a great time there!
 We lucked out and the weather was perfect the whole week hot & sunny every day Oct 24- 31 2010. 
Can't thank the owners of Bougainvillea House Scott & Karla enough for their hospitality. I fell in love with this place and hope to go back again someday. SE, Canada, 2010.