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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED COVER - BILLIONAIRES & CELEBRITIES - BEACHFRONT VILLA

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths2
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Scott McMullen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 George Town

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful private beach, beautiful sand and crystal clear blue water, Scott and his crew took such good care of myself and family from island visit to sailing to the best meals and service you could ask for. We will be back.
May 2011
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Amenities

George Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • 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 Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 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
    Lower Sunset Bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , North Villa
    Dining and Kitchen area - toilet , North Villa
    Garden Cottage - toilet , shower , Garden Cottage
    Honeymoon Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , South Villa
    Sunrise Suite - toilet , shower , South Villa
    Dining and Kitchen area - toilet , South Villa
  • There are two outdoor showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 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
    North Sunrise Bedroom - Blue - 1 king , north wing
    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
    Garden Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , garden cottage
    Garden Cottage Main Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , garden cottage
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Golf Clubs
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • 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
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hobie Cat sailboat Getaway for 6 adults is included for experienced sailors. Owners 10 passenger boat is available for an extra charge.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
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Bougainvillea house villa, a real pearl!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

One of our best holidays

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful experience, Excellent Service......

  • 5 of 5

Words alone can not describe it, Our entire family agreed is the best vacation we have ever experienced, attention to details by both Scott and Karla was excellent, beautiful settings all around, This place is turn key with plenty of activities for both adults and children, I highly recommended, I will be delighted to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind review. Please come back soon.
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5

Luxury at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

The owners and staff could not have been more welcoming upon our arrival! The house was fully stocked with a variety of food, snacks, and drinks. The amount of equipment (Hobie, SUP Boards, kayaks, etc) available to make our trip more enjoyable was fantastic! Food, for the most part, was on point. Would have liked some healthier choices at some parts, but overall enjoyed. Staff was friendly, sometimes a little too, but overall made our experience very enjoyable. The location of the house is the best on the island! Truly. Wouldn't have wanted to stay at the Bahamas any other way. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Scott!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Very much appreciated. We have taken your comments seriously and will be featuring healthier meal choices and will pass on your staff comments. Come back to the Bahamas soon. Best regards, Scott & Karla McMullen Bougainvillea House Villa
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5

Great Vacation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house is located ideally on the beach, with crystal clear waters right on the backyard. The house itself is very homey, and the chef's cooking is delicious. Overall, it was a fantastic and very relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. Please come back soon. Scott & Karla McMullen Bougainvillea House Villa
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
George Town International (GGT)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Chat N Chill Beach Bar at Stocking Island
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
George Town to Chat n Chill Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sandals Resort at Emerald Bay
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Exuma Beach Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Hoopers Bay Beach in front of the villa
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable cash advance $1,000
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.