By now your trip is all planned and for most of you your
airline tickets are all reserved. To make your stay more relaxing and enjoyable we have
put together this little set of notes.
You will need a passport to enter The Bahamas.
The library at the Community
Hall has computers for you to use. There is a small charge for this service.
It's very handy if you have Hot Mail, or a similar mail service. Villas 615
and 637 do have Wi-Fi.
When you arrive at the airport, if coming by air, there will be a taxi
driver willing to take your luggage and see you to our villas in B.V.O.A. They all know
where B.V.O.A. is (opposite the shopping center) and can usually find our villas. If not,
tell them to take the center drive, Cabot Drive, then turn into the first parking lot on
the right. Villa 637 is on the closest left corner and villa 615 is on the farthest right
corner of the parking lot. If you rent a car in Marsh Harbour, or come by boat, why not print
a map from our selection at
An Open Villa
When you arrive, your villa will be unlocked and ready for you to kick off
your shoes and relax. There is a key hanging just inside the door for you to lock up with
while there. There should be fresh drinking water in gallon jugs in the refrigerator. More
empty jugs will be under the counter and can be refilled for 50¢ at the laundry (down
Cabot Drive and to the left). The tap water is safe to drink, but there is a
strong smell of chlorine.
Also, at the laundry and BVOA office is a clipboard hanging
just outside the office door for new arrivals to sign in. This way our
manager will be able to find you in case of emergencies.
Time to Relax
You'll most likely want to don
your suits and head for the pool and/or ocean. Just head down Cabot drive (a
short walk) and you will come to the pool. Over on the left side of the pool
area, almost hidden, is a walkway to the beach. I first thought the walkway
was made the way it was, was to hide it from people. I now know it is made
with a jog in it to absorb any large ocean wave which would normally
inundate the pool area! To the right of the pool area is a walkway up onto
the observation deck where one can observe the beach and ocean without wading through the sand. By the way, the sand on
the beach is always cool (go to
for an explanation of this phenomenon).
and the Maids
Shortly after you arrive, you will be visited by Donna Hudson who is in
charge of the maids. She's the lady responsible for seeing to it that your villa is
unlocked and ready, with fresh flowers on the table etc. If you have any
questions about the villa she is the lady to talk to. She has an office down
at the laundry which is in the center of the villa area.
Fans and Air Conditioning
We do ask that, if you use the air conditioning, that you please keep the
doors and windows closed. This helps tremendously with our electric bills. Usually we find
that most of the time the ceiling fans are adequate to keep cool.
Poisonwood is not found in the villa area or commercial
areas. Rather, it is found around the golf course and wooded areas of
Treasure Cay. It will cause a very bad rash similar to poison ivy and should
be avoided. Click on the thumbnails below for a good view of what poisonwood
Across the road is a small supermarket, convenience store, bank, post
office and liquor store. Beyond this shopping center is the marina with a restaurant (The
Spinnaker) and an open air bar ( The Tipsy). If you visit the Tipsy, try the ring toss,
it's not a drink! Ask where it is.
How to Contact Police Quickly
365-8048 – This is the number of the Treasure Cay Police Station, open
09:00 to 17:00 daily. If you ring after hours, the call is automatically
forwarded to the residence of the officer on duty.
911 or 919 – If 365-8048 does not answer, dial 911 or 919. A call to
either of these numbers will be answered 24/7 at the Marsh Harbour Police
Station. They will then track down and advise the Treasure Cay Duty Officer.
359-6694 – The cell phone of Marcellus Roberts. 365-8064 – Phone at the
home of Marcellus Roberts
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