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3 night minimum stay
  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
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3 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 4
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7 - 10 night minimum stay
  • 1 BR,
  • 1 BA,
  • Sleeps 9
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Recent Great Exuma Reviews

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

5 of 5
We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and wanted to plan a “big trip”, doing something that we’ve never done before. We also wanted to take our 13 year old daughter with us. We had never traveled out of the U.S. before, let alone to a place we “just found on the internet”. So, we were hoping that our trip was going to be as great as everything was described here. We were wrong! IT WAS SO MUCH BETTER!!! We arrived on Saturday, May 10, 2014 and John was waiting at the airport for us. On the way to the house, he gave us a tour of Georgetown and told us where we could get groceries, which bank to use if needed, and showed us some of the other locations we might be interested in visiting while we were there. Once we arrived at the house, he handed us the keys to the car (which we borrowed at a previously agreed price of $60 per day). He showed us around the house and property, which was much more beautiful than the pictures show! And then gave us his phone numbers in case we needed anything during our stay there. He either called or checked in with us every couple of days to make sure we didn’t need anything from them, and then we would end up chatting for quite a while. Both John and Sharon are so easy to get along with- they made us feel right at home! We don’t consider them “hosts”, but rather new friends we made in the Bahamas! The house was clean, beautiful, and quiet. There are neighbors on both sides of their house, but we never saw anybody. In fact, the entire time we were there, the only person we saw (besides John or Sharon) was a fisherman who drove his boat past the house 3 different days. Other than that, we had to leave the house to see people! Also, the house was stocked with everything we would have needed (linens, washing machine, kitchen appliances and utensils, spices, etc.) once we purchased our groceries at Exuma Market. Every time we talked to John he asked if we had been to different locations on the island, and suggested that we go check them out. We found some great places to visit (beaches, restaurants, stores, etc), but we just didn’t have enough time in our 7 days to do everything that Exuma has to offer. We were able to use their sailboat and kayaks, and went out to the sandbar between the house and Sharon’s island. Unfortunately, we never did go over to Sharon’s island (Good excuse to plan another vacation…). to be continued...
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014

A SWEET GETAWAY

5 of 5
We spent 13 nights in Rickelle and James' little cottage by the beach and loved it. Palm Bay Beach is a relaxed place, the staff is very nice and best of all, the beach is quiet, with fun snorkeling by the little rocky islets just a short swim a way. We would follow the wooden walkway from the front door of the cottage through the yellow, pink and scarlet blooms of hibsicus and bouganvilla and in a minute we were digging our toes into the sand at the beach. We weren't looking for shopping, partying and nightlife - what we wanted was clear turquoise water, white sand beaches, good snorkelling, and relaxing times so Exuma was the perfect place for us. The resort had snorkelling gear, along with a few sea kayaks. So we swam, snorkelled and kayaked right from the beach every day. And, of course, we got great tans lying on the lounge chairs on the beach, which we often had to ourselves or shared with just a few other couples. We also went on a few excursions - a half day of sailing with the young but very experienced Capt Adam on his lovely catamaran, a whole day with Robert on his speed boat to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, sharks, very cool sand bar and best of all to swim in Thunderball Grotto. We also spent a fabulous day boating around the harbour with our host and hostess as tour guides - we snorkelled at the reef by Fowl Cay, found the "herds" of giant starfish, checked out the wreck mailboat and dined at Chat and Chill. The cottage was comfortable and clean - a living/dining area with a kitchenette and a separate bedroom with king size bed and nicely tiled full bath. Great for the two of us. We prepared all of our breakfasts, most of our lunches and a few dinners using the microwave in the kitchenette. And when we asked for some "plastic" beachware that so we could have lunch on the beach, Rickelle made sure it was in the room the next day. There's a good market in town - we were pleasantly surprised at the selection - high prices but that's to be expected on an island. The fish fry is a short walk away - definitely try the conch salad at the Out Deck and check out Charlies for Karaoke night- even if you don't sing - its a hoot to hang out with everyone else and Charlie is quite the entertainer. We didn't much like the restuarant at Augusta Beach Inn - very expensive for not very good food. We loved Dee's cooking at Santana's on Little Exuma. Rickelle and James are great hosts - tell'm Shanna and Brett told you so! Enjoy
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009