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George Town, Bahamas
  • Villa4000 sqft
  • Bedrooms7
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms7
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 2 kitchens - 10 passenger boat included

Sports Illustrated chose Bougainvillea House Villa as their location to shoot the cover photo of the 2016 Swimsuit Edition featuring Ronda Rousey in body paint as their model.

Billionaires, and Hollywood celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, ronda Rousey, Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, Glenn Close, David James Elliot, Nanci Chambers, Maury Povich, Connie Chung; and others have chosen Bougainvillea House Villa for their relaxed ocean front vacations; because of the beautiful beaches, deluxe services, and uncluttered privacy. Wi-Fi, Satellite TV, and a ten passenger power boat are included.

We require a 7 day minimum stay throughout the year; except over the winter holiday period, when there is a 14 day minimum stay. We include an initial premium grocery and premium liquor order for 8-10 adults, and daily housekeeping. Local cooks are available for $300 per day and private chefs are available for an additional $600 per day.

The west wing, east wing, and garden cottage combined sleep 12-18 adults and feature seven bedrooms with private baths, two sofa-beds, nine bathrooms, two kitchens; and is offered at $28,000 per week. The west wing and east wing combined sleep 10-14 adults and feature six bedrooms with private baths, one sofa-bed, two kitchens; and is offered at $24,500 per week. The west wing only sleeps 8-10 adults and features four bedrooms with private baths, one sofa-bed, one kitchen; and is offered at $17,500 per week. Additional accommodation for up to 20 more adults is available by adding beachfront rental homes that are within easy walking distance.

We include the use of a 26’ foot Twin Vee Catamaran Power Boat, including a captain, for one day at no charge (fuel extra). The boat is available for additional days for $300 per day.

The 'Swimming Pigs Tour' is popular with many of our guests and is managed by local tour operators. It starts at 8:00 am and runs a full day up into the 'Out Islands' and includes Nicolas Cage's Iguana Island, the Pirates of the Caribbean sandbar, the swimming pigs at Staniel Cay, the Shark feeding at Compass Cay, snorkeling at the Thunderball 007 grotto; with a final stop for lunch and refreshments at the Staniel Cay yacht club. The cost is about $175 per person for the day.

Bougainvillea House is top rated and is featured in Elite Traveler, Gulfstream Jet magazine, Bombardier Jet magazine, Ocean Home magazine, Air Canada Enroute magazine, and Cathay Pacific magazine.

Property Manager

Scott McMullen

Member Since 2006
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within a few hours
english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Scott McMullen

Scott and Karla McMullen are your hosts and are also owners of the property. Scott is a retired Air Canada Boeing 767 Captain, while Karla was formerly in the corporate financial world in Mexico City.

Scott McMullen purchased this Villa in 1998

Why Scott McMullen chose Exuma

We chose this island because of its small town atmosphere with only 2,000 residents; its pristine gin clear waters that are perfect for first time boaters; its laid back atmosphere; and its warm, tropical climate that is consistently warmer than Nassau or Florida. We chose this property because it has the oldest grove of coconut trees on the Island, more than 70 years old; and because the Villas sit directly on a white sand beach with no public access.

What makes this Villa unique

Hammocks are the main order of the day; with relaxing beach time a close second. Three independent wi-fi systems, Cable TV, and a 10 passenger boat are included. Daily concierge services ensure that you take full advantage of all that the Island has to offer. Private chefs are available to add to the local tropical experience.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • Garden Cottage Main Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, garden cottage
      • South Sunrise Master Honeymoon Suite
        1 king, south wing
      • South Sunrise Staff Suite
        2 double, south wing
      • North Sunrise Master Honeymoon Suite - Green
        1 king, north wing
      • Garden Cottage Bedroom
        1 queen, garden cottage
      • North Sunset Bedroom - Peach
        1 king, north wing
      • North Lower Sunset Bedroom - White
        1 queen, north wing
      • North Entertainment Room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, north wing
      • North Sunrise Bedroom - Blue
        1 king, north wing
      • The North wing features four bedrooms, one foldout bed, four and a half baths, and a private kitchen (sleeps 8-10). The South wing features one master honeymoon suite, one staff suite, two and a half baths, and a private kitchen (sleeps 2-4). The garden cottage features one bedroom, one foldout bed, one bath, and a private kitchen (sleeps 2-4). The entire property is furnished with Tommy Bahama furniture and decor and sleeps 12 to 18 adults, children, staff in 7 bedrooms with 2 studios and 7 baths.


      • 7 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Dining and Kitchen area
        toilet, South Villa
      • Master Sunrise Bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, North Villa
      • Sunrise Bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, North Villa
      • Sunset Bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, North Villa
      • Sunrise Suite
        toilet, shower, South Villa
      • Dining and Kitchen area
        toilet, North Villa
      • Garden Cottage
        toilet, shower, Garden Cottage
      • Honeymoon Suite
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, South Villa
      • Lower Sunset Bedroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, North Villa
      • There are two outdoor showers.

      Location Type

        • Oceanfront
          A light sea breeze all year round is typical.
        • Beach
          White, powdery sand with gentle shallow beach; good for small children.
        • Beachfront
          The Villa sits directly on the beach with the sound of the surf close by.
        • Golf Course Front
          Ten minutes to the Sandals Golf Course.
        • Ocean View
          Spectacular views from each of the three deck levels.
        • Beach View
          The beach is not easily accessible to the public so it is unusual to see anyone walking the beach.
        • Rural
          Ten minutes away form the nearest village.
        • Village
          Quaint George Town is ten minutes away with the native Straw Market and hairbraiding girl, Sandpiper Gift shop, and historic Peace and Plenty Hotel and Bar.
        • Water View
          Each bedroom has an ocean view, except for the garden cottage.
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          Hobie Cat Getaway sailboat for six adults, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks are included


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Maps
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Bottled Water
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Safe
                    • Shampoo
                    • Telephone
                    • Telescope
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • fax


                        • Kitchen
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 18 people


                                • Radio
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Books
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • VCR


                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Boat
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Golf Clubs
                                    • Inflatable Boat
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Motorboat
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Sand Box
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Outdoor Hot Tub

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Car Available
                                                • Concierge
                                                • Daily Maid Service
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • caves
                                                    • coin laundry
                                                    • duty free shops
                                                    • marina
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • reefs
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Hobie Cat sailboat Getaway for 6 adults is included for experienced sailors. Owners 10 passenger boat is available for an extra charge.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      10 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Wonderful family vacation

                                                                      Alanna M.

                                                                      Great house with lots of room for 2 families-11of us. Scott took care of us from meeting us at the airport, to arranging for a cook, to stocking the fridge and pantry, and taking us for a wonderful afternoon on his boat. He really cares about his property and the guest experience.

                                                                      The beach in front of the house is beyond beautiful. Totally private-only one or 2 people walked by the house each day!


                                                                      laura s.

                                                                      So much to do right at the house and the beach in front looked like a post card picture.

                                                                      Beautiful property with top shelf accommodations

                                                                      Sarisa M.

                                                                      Highly recommend this property!! Everything was top-notch!! Scott and Carla are very gracious hosts!!

                                                                      Bougainvillea house villa, a real pearl!!!

                                                                      Bonnie B.

                                                                      Bougainvillea House Villa, Is an amazing pearl on the beach! its a beautiful home, great for groups like ours or a family. It had a fantastic rooftop deck for star gazing and porches and hammocks to spend a lazy morning. The water is a thousand shades of blue and fabulous for early morning swims. It it is in close proximity to everything on the Island. We hired a private chef for a few days and massage therapists to come to the house to really feel relaxed and pampered during our stay. We played golf on the island, explored private beaches like Tropic of Cancer, took a water taxis to Stocking island, chartered a boat to visit smaller cays in see the swimming pigs!!! When we didn't have our amazing meals at home, we enjoyed eating at Catcha fire, Grand Isle Villas Pallapa Bar, February Point, and Exuma Yacht club. Scott and Karla were amazing hostesses, they had great suggestions, and had the house stocked with dvd's, baby items ( which we didn't need), coolers, and books. Our group would recommend staying here if your looking for the perfect vacation spot


                                                                      L Nadja R.

                                                                      The house is absolutely gorgeous, the view is pure paradise, Scott and Karla are the best, very acomodating, so commuted to guest satisfaction, they went above and beyond to make sure we enjoy our stay. Looking forward to come back!!!

                                                                      One of our best holidays

                                                                      Catherine S.-

                                                                      We loved the house and the location. Exuma is so laid back. Got to know some locals, travelled around the island and the seas. The house is perfect - despite the endless sunshine we abandoned the A/C and went old school with fans and the ample verandahs for cooling. So many places to sit and read, watch the sea, call to the kids to come in from the waves for food.

                                                                      The housekeeper did a great job and the only slight maintenance issue was resolved straight away.

                                                                      We enjoyed boat trips, scuba diving and a bit of local history (fascinating stuff on slave revolutions and a very traditional life until quite recently). It was easy to buy food to cook or take away. We didn't try any restaurants in the end but only because I couldn't persuade my teenagers to leave the perfectly equipped house (everything we needed from snorkel masks and inflatables to monopoly and jigsaws... and that rare thing in a holiday home, an ample supply of glasses, crockery and cutlery). Highly recommended


                                                                      George Town, Bahamas

                                                                      Billionaires like Ricardo Cisneros and Hollywood celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky, Glenn Close, David James Elliot, Nanci Chambers, Maury Povich, Connie Chung; and others have chosen Bougainvillea House Villa for their relaxed ocean front vacations; because of the beautiful beaches, deluxe services, and uncluttered privacy. Bougainvillea House is located on the pristine, untouched, and untraveled beach of Hoopers Bay; and it is unlikely that you will see anyone on the beach in front of the house during your stay. The Villa is five minutes from George Town Airport; which features daily International Jet service from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Toronto, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Five minutes away on the only road on the island is Smittys Groceries and Liquor store.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

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                                                                      Refundable Petty Cash Account: The petty cash account will be used to book and prepay the cook or chef, and will be used during the vacation period to cover any additional costs for groceries, liquor, transfers, etc as ordered by the guests. Any unused amount will be refunded prior to departure. Refund policy: A full refund is allowed with a cancellation prior to 180 days of the reservation. A 50% refund is allowed with a cancellation prior to 90 days of the reservation. No refund is allowed with a cancellation less than 90 days from the reservation. A full refund is allowed if we are able to rebook the entire reserved period.

                                                                      10 Reviews
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