Island life is beautiful but it comes with its challenges. Harbour Island is wonderful but it is a small island, most of everything is imported from the US. Serious owners of vacation rental homes take this in consideration by being properly staffed to be independent as much as possible from any subcontractors.
Owners need to have a serious maintenance prevention program to make sure that their guests will not be impacted by any issues. The salty air creates enormous challenges for owners; it just attacks everything. Serious owners carry back up items and parts in their inventory and make sure that they can count on a technical team to intervene in case of problems. Larger homes have property managers and a maintenance team capable of preventing, diagnosing and fixing problems. A potential renter should always ask this question to owners.