To start, Michael is so on top of his correspondence (so quick) and he helped us way ahead of time with scheduling our fishing guide, our dives, our AMAZING dinners, our groceries, the boat...and that's just the start! We arrived to this beautiful island and he had a van (Preacher Hamilton) waiting for us (side note: the people here are so kind and friendly) and then we were greeted by a few of his fabulous team as well as Michael himself. Mishette & Zemi take incredible care of this home - it is spotless, beautifully decorated and the craftsmanship was top notch. Groundskeeper, Jonah, keeps the landscaping and pool primed and ready for guests to enjoy. His photos do show how beautiful it truly is - THAT VIEW, OMG -- but to be there in person had us repeadly saying, "Wowww..." every day. We asked about renting a boat (our friends had the experience required to rent without a Captain) and Michael ended up BUYING one just before we arrived and has a lift on his dock which was so handy and much appreciated. We opted to have chef, K'Lee, cook for us each night. To say this was a treat is an understatement - it was such an awesome experience, HIGHLY recommend!!
She is amazing, shared how it was prepared (so much food!!), & then after dinner she involved us in what we would have the following evening. Her assistant, Mel, was fabulous. Do not balk at the price -- Andros does not have a "grocery" store, only small corner-type stores so be sure to have Michael order ahead for you (they only get weekly supplies via the big boat in town, for the whole town) and because of this, the cost is much higher than back in the states (35%-ish?). Having K'Lee or Zemi provide your dinners is a wise decision (no fuss, no trying to find a restaurant, etc.). Zemi provided us with a family style breakfast that was fresh and delicious! The pool and jacuzzi were so nice, we used the jacuzzi in the AM with our coffee (that amazing view!), and finished off the evening in there, too. Very roomy. Pool water was refreshing and it's a very nice pool. I could go on and on....we have stayed in many VRBO's (Tahoe, Breckenridge, Sunriver...) and Kettlestone exceeded all of them. Michael just gets the whole "Luxury Vacation" rental thing; everything we needed and then some (he asked us if there was anything missing or needed and there was seriously not a single thing overlooked). Hope to return someday! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, Kettlestone Family!