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Kimberley M. Barnes

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Kimberley M. Barnes

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Great Exuma House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Our spacious, beachfront home, “Calypso”, ( provides for the utmost in relaxation and privacy, along with stunning views. This 2300 sq. ft. single-story house has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths and central air conditioning. All bedrooms were fully renovated in 2012. Take in unsurpassed views of the beach and ocean from the second story observatory or watch the waves from the back of the main house, which is lined with sliding glass doors. Enjoy privacy on a virtually private & secluded beach and within the home’s two separate wings, joined by a common outdoor courtyard. This house is perfect for romantic getaways, groups of couples, or families with children. Enjoy panoramic views from the observatory and sun deck with lounge chairs. Grab a drink from the indoor bar, enjoy some music from the Bose Ipod player and watch the waves from the hammock or outdoor shower. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the new Weber Stainless Grill within the 18x41’outdoor courtyard with extensive seating (or hire a Bahamian Cook).

Sandals Emerald Bay & Garnd Isle Resort: The house is approximately 2.5 miles from the new Sandals Emerald Bay, Greg Norman Golf, Spa and Marina, as well as Grand Isle Resort. The golf course is a Greg Norman designed course. You will certainly want to eat out and some of the new restaurants, or have our local Bahamian cook come to the house to prepare a meal for you. Or arrange for Capt. Pat Smith to take you fishing for the freshest fish, lobster or conch. Take a look at our main website at for more information.

Excursions with Pat (on his boat -- The4Cs): There are a host of excursions available during your stay. Captain Pat Smith is a fisherman and has a boat for tours and various excursions. He is a life-long Exuma resident and a great resource for all things regarding Exuma. He has a 30 foot boat and can plan a day (or half-day) for your group to head out by boat to the various Cays; to the Exuma Land & Sea Park; fishing, conch and/or lobster gathering; a trip to Staniel Cay (also the home of Thunder-ball Grotto (extraordinary caves for exploration, etc., where the James Bond movie “Thunderball” was filmed)); Sampson Cay (home of the swimming pigs); Iguana Cay (these iguanas are more like small dinosaurs); Sandy Cay (where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed) as well as a tours of the islands and cays owned by various celebrities (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill; David Copperfield; Johnny Depp; Nicholas Cage, etc.). There are many more things to see and do and you should speak with Pat well before your arrival.

Recent Renovation: Note that in 2012, all five bedrooms of the house were completely renovated in two phases.

At first, the free standing pod, which contains two bedrooms and one shared bathroom, was gutted from floor to ceiling. The newly constructed unit now contains two newly constricted 13 x 13 bedrooms and one new, oversized shared bathroom. Each bedroom has a queen bed. Please see our main website at for the latest info on the house and Exuma generally.

In December 2012 we likewise completed the renovation of the three bedrooms on the main section of the house. The Master Bedroom and Bathroom were completely gutted and are new from floor to ceiling: new imported tile floors with high-end custom woodwork wainscoting and crown moldings. The oversized en-suite Master Bathroom is likewise new, with an oversized walk-in shower, free standing double vanities and a separate toilet room. The Master Bedroom is also flanked by a walk-in closet.

Bedrooms two and three were likewise renovated, with newly finished walls, custom bead-board wood working and crown moldings.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Kimberley M. Barnes (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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About Kimberley M. Barnes

My family and I live on Long Island in New York and get to Exuma as often as possible.

Kimberley M. Barnes purchased this house in 2005

Why Kimberley M. Barnes chose Great Exuma

My parents had been traveling to Exuma since the early 1970s and I vacationed there very often as a child and young adult.

What makes this house unique

If you go to Exuma, you want to be on the water (there is no sense traveling there and not having immediate, regular beach access). That is the best part of Calypso, it is beach front, and the beach is quiet, nearly secluded, which is merely steps out the back door. That beach, and the 16 foot square deck perched about 20 feet above the ocean the coral bluff, are the perfect way to spend a day or a week on Exuma.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted get you this email before I forgot. The house was absolutely beautiful. The view was breath taking! Its location is perfect, we were midway between all of the places we wanted to be. We would definitely stay again!
Jun 2013
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Private Beachfront Home - near Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf & Marina & Grand Isle
average rating of 4.6 based on 36 reviews

HomeAway Employee Stayed Here!

  • 5 of 5

Great Home! Very large with a total of 5 bedrooms. We had a great time! The home is nicely equipped with all the comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture inside and outside, and they even supply beach towels (many beach homes require renters to bring their own.)

But the most amazing part of this home is the beach! When we walked into the living area and saw the three sets of glass doors we were overtaken by the most amazing view we've ever seen? Paradise! The water is that gorgeous Caribbean blue color. The photos do not do this beach justice!

The hosts, Kim and Leo are very personable and professional. It's apparent that they have anticipated all of your needs while you are renting their home. They also have a hard working, dedicated staff to take care of anything that happens while you are there. They'll also serve as your tour guide and they'll even prepare you a wonderful meal! I would not hesitate to rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

The pictures does not give this place any justices. This home is amazing. We used this home because my sister was getting married at sandals, which is up the road. The Calypso House was a God sent. There were 10 people in the house and we weren't on top of each other and everyone was comfortable. The house was clean and we didn't have to bring much to the house because everything was there. The beach is your backyard which is amazing. Just to have that view everyday is great. I was able to see the sunrise and it was the best view. I'm so in love with this house. Kim the owner was very helpful as well. She answered every question via email.

The Taxi Man( Mr. Ferguson) was also wonderful. He picked us up on time from the airport took us to the local market and to get fresh bread which was super good. There is no need to rent a car if you have Mr. Ferguson he really treated us like family. And his prices are very reasonable.

My time at Exuma was great. Again I went there for a wedding so I didn't get a chance to see Exuma the way I would like to but I was happy with everything else.

If Exuma is on your list of places to go I would say; stay at the Calyspo Beach House and Call Mr. Ferguson with the two you can't go wrong. And Yes, I will tell all my friends and enemies to stay here. I can't wait to go back...

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Gorgeous Property!

  • 5 of 5

We flew our private plane in and landed at the exuma airport which was seamless. Everyone on the island is delighted to get you settled in and very accommodating. This property is beautiful, the beach is like nothing I've ever seen before. The picture do not do his property justice! It has all the amenities you need to full fill your vacation needs. The owners are wonderful and easy to work with. I would defiantly recommend this property to anyone looking for a once in a life time vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wow - what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome private beach directly on the beautiful turquoise waters of Exuma. 5 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes to Georgetown - so perfect location. We never saw another person on the beach the entire week. Many Bahama Mama's on the deck overlooking the ocean. Very clean ! We went on two boat trips with Paterson. First was a half-day fishing trip - caught bonefish, grunts, grouper, conch and lobsters. Pat made us fresh conch salad right on the boat - best we've ever had. The second trip was a full day adventure trip filled with island hopping, more conch salad, swimming with the sharks, feeding the iguanas, swimming pigs, a beautiful sandbar, snorkeling - you name it. Heavenly and highly recommended. Coco Plum beach was beautiful but the restaurant has closed - still worth the trip to see this serene beach. We hope to be back at Calypso again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Very Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

We found the Calypso House to be tired and old. The house really needs some cosmetic work and a lot of TLC.

We will not be recommending this particular house to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We regret that a guest was disappointed at Calypso. We wholly disagree with this review’s characterization, and know that the pictures, descriptions and testimonials posted on our website speak volumes about the house and its amenities, and reflect a perfectly accurate representation of Calypso. Calypso has an outstanding beach-front location, with a view which is second to none. The house is clean, neat, regularly updated, and is perfect for one large family, two small families or groups of couples looking for a reasonably-priced beach-front vacation. If you plan to BBQ and have happy hour on the ocean front deck perched on a coral bluff 20 feet above the waves, you have found your spot. Likewise, if you plan to spend the week on the beach, or exploring all that Exuma has to offer on land and on the water, we believe you will not find a better value in light of the amenities and the location. We have found that those guests who travel to Exuma for its legendary sun, sand and sea are the happiest and return to Calypso on an annual basis. Calypso is admittedly not the house you would choose if you are looking for a 5 star luxury villa with marble baths and butler service (although there are several exclusive, high-end villas on Exuma which rent for three thousand dollars per night). Truth be told, even those highly exclusive properties do not enjoy a better beach front location that Calypso does. If you are looking for a 5 star ultra exclusive luxury property and plan to spend your vacation week searching for peeling paint, you would be better served finding an alternative location for vacation.

Definitely going back...

  • 5 of 5

I have travelled extensively throughout the Carribean, but this was, hands down, the best place I've been to. The house; location; tranquility; and views were beyond description, and certainly worth a visit.

Since many other reviewers raved about many of the same things I would have, I thought I'd mention a few other notes not mentioned, but helpful when selecting a rental:

(1) The house is *huge*. There is more than enough space to accomodate a large group of people. That being said, this is a very affordable alternative to many other properties, and certainly the most bang-for-your-buck. Not to mention, it has everything you need...great views, outdoor shower, deck, patio, grill, etc.

(2) There are three full baths. When you're vacationing with a group, it's clutch.

(3) Patterson, the caretaker, rocks. I was worried that such a small(er) island wouldn't have activities, but Pat immediately sought us out and made sure we got to do everything we wanted to. Plus, the house had a 10-page brochure on local events and attractions.

I would definitely recommend, and encourage, my friends to stay here. If you're looking for a well-kept and affordable property on a pristine island, this is your place...

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Exuma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Emerald Bay Marina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sansals Emerald Bay

The Exuma Beach House ( is located 3 miles from the Airport and only 2.5 miles from the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort , Spa, Golf Club, and Marina and the Grand Isle Resort. Several new restaurants, the Greg Norman Golf Course, a large Marina and a new Spa and moments away from Calypso, The Exuma Beach House.


Rates & Availability

From $475 Per night

Great Exuma House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $475
Notes In the event of a guest cancellation we will attempt to re-rent the house. If the house is re-rented for the entire length of the guest's reservation, we will provide the guest with a 100% refund. In the event that we are unable to re-rent the house for the entire length of the guest's cancellation, we will issue credit equal to the amount paid for use within one year of the cancellation date.

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Great Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Oversized bathroom, new as of November 2011
    Master (Bathroom 1) - toilet , shower , Master Bath with double vanities and walk in shower
  • The Master en-suite bathroom, was completely renovated in December 2012 and contains an oversized walk-in shower, new double vanities, and a separate toilet closet. It is new from floor to ceiling. The third bathroom in the pod section of the house was completely renovated in December 2011, literally new from floor to ceiling. It is an oversized bathroom with a separate toilet closet and contains double vanities with granite tops, embedded sinks and italian tile.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ethan Allen King Sleigh Bed with Armoire and Side Tables
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Garden View, French Doors to Courtyard, with TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ocean View, French Doors to Courtyard, with TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean view (via 8' wide slider onto sun deck) private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds Stacked
  • The main section of the house is located on the south side of the courtyard. It houses the master bedroom, 2 other bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, and an indoor bar. The rear of the house faces the blue ocean waters and is framed by three 8’ wide sliding glass doors for panoramic views of the beach. These 3 bedrooms were renovated in December 2012. We have another stand-alone unit on the north side of the courtyard which houses the 4th and 5th bedrooms, another full bathroom, and a Washer/Dryer. This section was renovated in November 2011 and resulted in the construction of 2 new bedrooms and one new, over-sized bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Bring your IPOD because a Bose IPOD Sound dock is provided! Hang outside in the hammock and watch the yachts pass all day and night. Enjoy the outdoor shower after a day at the beach. There is a 16 foot composite deck overlooking the ocean sitting in a 20 foot high coral bluff. For the best views, head to the second floor observatory for unsurpassed views of the ocean to the horizon and the best star gazing you have ever experienced.

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