Sea Life Villa, Hope Town

Barefoot Luxury at its Finest

sea life villa beach front

There is a class of private villas that not only rival but exceed the amenities of 5 star hotels.

Sea Life is one of the best examples in class that we have ever had the privilege to experience.

Built of white-stained pine inside and a blue matching the Bahamian sea on the exterior, this is a state of the art, “thought of every tiny detail” private beach home that has adults’ quarters on two floors (a master bedroom on the ground level and 3 bedrooms on the upper level) and no fewer than 12 wooden bunks in two bedrooms and a playroom on the beach level.

Fantastically well-equipped for water sports and spectacularly well-positioned on a shallow water cove beach, the villa is screened from views by huge palm trees, one of which grows in the middle of the sweeping wooden staircase.

Vast flowing spaces; ultra comfortable quality furniture; a massive kitchen boasting every manner of equipment, from a water  and an ice maker, to a multitude of gadgets and an oversized fridge; dimming light and ceiling fan switches; a generator that kicks in seconds after the power cuts; Sea Life themed cushions and art work; top of the range eco products in the bathrooms; safes and torch lights in every bedroom – these are just some of the features of the villa, which is also hurricane-proof.

A great, great deal of thought has been put into everything to create a sense of “just so”.

The large oil paintings and coral reef photographs printed on canvass in the common area add a touch of whimsy to the already elegant interiors.

I could go on and on, but absolutely no words or images would do it justice until and unless one has the good fortune of experiencing it. Once there, you would never want to leave.

Marty Cash, who built it and looks after it, takes justifiable pride in his achievement.

Of old British Loyalist stock, Marty knows the island better than most and would take you on a boat ride or two if you make advance arrangements when booking the villa.

He recommended that we lunch at Cap’n Jacks’ in Hope Town and dine at the Firefly outside of town.

Sea Life Villa