Beachfront Villa, Private Beach, no neighbors
Fiddlehead Properties is passionate about offering quality hospitality throughout your entire stay by ensuring a very clean vacation home, fast connection with a property manager if needed, and a detailed list of items on our website to ensure your vacation goes smoothly. We look forward to having you stay with us and hope you come back again!
Tara purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Tara chose Nicholls Town
Choose Andros Island to have a true island getaway experience. Something like a Robinson Crusoe movie with secluded beaches, hot sun and soft breezes. Andros Island is also very quick and easy to get to from most areas across North America. You will love the small village, tikki hut restaurants and beach side bars to enjoy the music, food and dance of the island.
What makes this Villa unique
Andros is the closest island to Nassau which means that to get there, it is an easy, quick 13 minute flight. We will assist to coordinate all travel details getting to the island. In addition, our property is one of the few rental properties with fresh, town, double filtered water. Our water is totally drinkable with a good amount of pressure unlike many island properties where they run on wells and cisterns with limited supply and pressure. Also, we are located in Nicholl's Town within a 2 minute walk of eating and drinking establishments.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 30 - 3030
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfectly peaceful easy feeling
Villa Casuarina is an ideal vacation spot. You’ll have that peaceful easy feeling that won’t let you down. Villa One is your very own Bahamian beach front bungalow located on a beautiful sand beach. You’ll have all the independence of a fully outfitted and pristine bungalow. Questions; Zona is somehow always just a friendly call away to arrange a car, take you fishing, take you by the bake shop and butcher or guide you to the best eco sites. We’ve been to Andros several times before and Villa Casuarina was perfect.
Villa #2wonderful! On the point, you feel as if you’re on an island with water views all around and very close to the house. I was able to watch the sunrise, waves and plovers each day from the two porches. The property is just as described in the listing. Zona was a reliable and attentive presence without being intrusive. We enjoyed the delicious dinners prepared by Bernadette on two occasions. I highly recommend this service. Swimming and snorkeling from the beach were delightful! There was plenty of soft sand under the water with enough clarity to avoid stepping on any exposed limestone. There were only a few sightings of people walking or fishing from the beach during the week we stayed. This is the perfect spot to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate.
Lovely setting; friendly hosts; local knowledge of the island is helpful to see the sights.
We had a fantastic time here! The only recommendation is to bring bug spray. We learned the hard way.
Peaceful and quiet
A great location for a private and quiet vacation. We stayed in beach house one which was ample space for two adults and two small kids (8 and 11). Kitchen had everything we needed for meals. Beach was beautiful soft white sand and in solitude. Enjoyed using the kayaks one day for a nice ride over to the beach resort. Zona and his wife made a delicious dinner for us to enjoy. Chicken was full of flavor and veggies and rice were great compliments. Power did go out for short periods of time (30-60 min) a few times during the stay. Zona took us fishing several days and helped arrange a rental car another day to drive the island. Bed was very comfy and porch was great for relaxing away from the bugs (in the event of no wind it can get very buggy at night). Everything was very clean and enjoyable. Perfect place for those looking for a quiet and private vacation to relax and enjoy island time.
Bahama Christmas & Bonefishing trip
Let me first say the Bahamas, the accommodations and the people are amazing. We spent many months planning and prepping for this trip. My husband is an avid fly fisherman and he looked forward to spending several days catching fish in one of the most notable places on earth to bonefish. He bought special equipment, tied flies for weeks, watched videos and read reviews from all the people who came before us raving about the fishing opportunities. Unfortunately, the weather prevented this from happening. Zona took him out for half a day before the rain and wind nixed the excursion but not before he caught one fish. This would be the only day and only fish caught. Disappointing.
What wasn't disappointing is the beautiful beach house, the lovely people we met and Zona himself. Zona picked us up at the airport, took us shopping and brought us to the property. There was a little mix up with us being placed in the wrong beach house. Zona brought us dinner and while we ate, he got the beach house #1 cleaned and ready for us so we could unpack and spend the night in the correct bungalow. We were tired, it was late, but it was all taken care of with amazing promptness and efficiency. Mornings, I practiced yoga on the beach while hubby cooked breakfast. We ate in the screened front porch with a stunning ocean view. Nicholl's Town was walking distance, although, nothing was open over the time frame we were visiting. One day Zona hooked us up with a car and we drove around exploring the island. We drove to Androsia and shopped at the Batick Factory. We also took advantage of moments of ok weather by taking bike rides around town and down to Conch Sound. Fun, easy bike ride. Oh, I forgot to mention the roads. All of the roads have been repaved thus making driving and bike riding incredibly easy.
We cooked almost all our own meals (Zona brought us dinner the first night and Christmas). The beach house was well equipped with everything we needed in the kitchen. Beach house #1 also has a washer/dryer. This came in useful as the intense wind and rain warranted a few loads of laundry to occur. WIFI was solid. We didn't watch TV but there was one in the house. We never at out as there wasn't one single place open in the 9 days we were there. Even with the bad weather and the lack of activities/fishing available, we had a romantic and restful Christmas vacation. Note: Avon Skin so Soft does NOT keep the no-see-ums from biting you. Bring something stronger.
Andros Island is full of activities to do both in and out of the water. Whether it's fishing for trophy-size fish, exploring ancient ruins, bird-watching, hunting for buried treasure, meandering through quaint coastal towns and villages, shopping for Batik fabrics or simply soaking up the tropical sunshine, Andros Island has something for everyone.
Bicycles are free for guest use. Tour the areas surrounding Nicholl’s Town. We have maps and suggested itineraries or bike a few miles south to an inland blue hole for a fresh water swim.
Bonefishing, reef fishing, deep sea fishing—you can do it all! You can hire a guide for a day or just cast a line off the point right on your own private beach. Andros is known as the 'Bonefish Capital of the World'.
Book A Massage:
A massage therapist will come to you, enjoy a massage on the beach or under a shady tree with a relaxing breeze
Diving and Snorkeling:
Andros Island has world renowned diving and fantastic reefs for snorkeling. You can dive during the day, night dives, shark dives, and one-on-one specialty dives anytime. All of this on the Andros Barrier Reef - the 3rd largest reef system in the world! A day trip by boat can be arranged for a fee plus there is plenty of great snorkeling along the shore.
Wild Boar Hunting:
Andros has an abundance of wild boar. You can hire a guide to take you hunting for a day through the mangrove swamps! This can be a dangerous trek so please do so at your own risk. This certainly is not for the faint of heart, wild boars are vicious animals and have been known to massacre multiple, pit bull dogs in one trip. Or, on a more mellow approach, you can purchase a side of boar from the hunters and cook it over a nice flame on the BBQ (we prefer this method). If you ask nicely, you might even get to keep a few tusks from their recent catch.
There are over 200 species of birds that inhabit the Bahamas--and Andros, with its vast undeveloped land, is home to many of them.
One of our favorite activities and can soon be one of yours.
Walking the Beach:
Anytime is a good time to stroll along the beach. It's perfectly safe, day or night.
Being an undeveloped island, imagine the interesting finds on a leisurely walk down a mile or two of virgin beach, you can find the most beautiful shells, sea urchins, dried coral in multiple colors, and whatever the last storm blew onto shore.
Red Bays Basket Weaving:
A remote village settled by Seminole Indians and Blacks in 1821. For many years the settlement lay isolated and could only be reached by boat. The basket-weaving crafts practiced here are detailed and highly advanced. Red Bays is a very different community on Andros, originally settled by the Seminole Indians from Florida. When the US was putting Indians in reservations, a group decided not to accept that 'good deal', and hopped in their little boats, high-tailing it to Andros Island. The people live in a pretty 'rough' style, and it's fascinating to see.
How to buy baskets in Andros:
On Andros, many people in Red Bays make and sell baskets. Miss Marshall's grandchildren: John Grant and Joan Russell are two of the finest. There are no stores here; buying is a casual affair. Ask around and you'll be guided directly to their homes. Ask anyone where Miss Omeilia Marshall lives so you can visit her and choose from a variety of baskets, hats and bags directly from her. Purchase is with cash only. A small selection of Red Bays baskets are also in the boutique
Andros Blue Holes:
Below the surface of Andros Islandis a complex maze of underwater caves called blue holes. Experienced recreational divers can enter from either the ocean or island entrances and retrace the steps of the famous Jacques Cousteau.
Uncle Charlie's Blue Hole:
Jacques Cousteau made this hole famous when, with the use of dye, he proved this inland blue hole connects to the ocean. This is a favorite place for visitors and locals alike to relax near and take in their tropical surroundings.
Captain Bill's Blue Hole:
A large, perfectly round inland blue hole measuring 440 feet in diameter. Both locals and visitors take pleasure in swimming in its crystal blue waters and swinging from a rope overhead.
Located in Pleasant Harbour is an unusual house constructed in the shape of the letter 'A.' On this property is a well, called 'Mariner's Well' by the locals, said to have been used by the crewmen of the sponging era as far back as the early 17th century.
Native Colony Ruins:
About a half-mile south of Pleasant Harbour, on the inland side, are eight stone buildings dating back to the 1930s that represent the old Bahamian style of architecture. They are open for exploration and are excellently preserved due to the fact that, for some unknown reason, they were abandoned and never inhabited.