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Beachfront House and Cottage on Tropic of Cancer Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bed, 5 Bath sleeps 10

DIRECTLY ON TROPIC OF CANCER BEACH. The 3 bedroom 4 bath Main House is centrally air conditioned and includes a playroom/sleeping loft for 2; fully stocked kitchen; laundry room; dining area for up to 10 people; and an open, airy living room adjoining a covered porch with spectacular views. Every main house bedroom includes a porch with sea views. The property also consists of a gazebo, deck to the beach and a massive 2nd floor patio perfect for star-gazing. Includes a 2 man sea kayak, beach toys, floats and a grill. Lignum Vitae offers a comfortable retreat for everyone in your party.

The self contained cozy cottage to the front of the property is 1 bed, 1 bath with a kitchen, living room and laundry.

Minimum 5 days. All rentals include main house and cottage.

The perfect rental for people who want to gather with friends and family to enjoy a world class beach in a secluded area!

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

Why Alexis chose Exuma

A part of this community for 15 years, Lignum Vitae has always been a family home designed for entertaining and gathering. It is very thoughtfully constructed and outfitted in order to make time with family and friends easy to enjoy.


Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • for those with small children there is 1 tub/shower in the main house and 1 tub/shower in the cottage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachfront House and Cottage on Tropic of Cancer Beach
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Toronto, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Don't hesitate to book this perfect vacation villa located in paradise. Tropic of Cancer beach is absolutely breathtaking and the house is directly on it with a great deck and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the beach. The house has everything you need and more. The views are spectacular. The photos can't do them justice.

Alexis and her family were kind enough to rent us their beautiful home for us to have our wedding at. Alexis was so helpful with the planning and put us in touch with everyone we needed to be before we got there including Dee from Santana's who came to the house to cook her world famous Bahamian food for our wedding guests. (You must go to Santana's which is a short drive from the house. Her food is out of this world and she is wonderful lady.)

Be sure to check out Sugar Adventure Company for a day trip of the cays! Worth every penny. Sugar and his son Montel were the best guides we could ask for. We did a private tour because we had a large group, but I'm sure the other day trips they provide with groups would be just as memorable. A day trip with them is a must while in Exuma!

Everything about this vacation house, the cottage and the location is perfection. The beach is long and remote. We only saw a handful of people the entire week. The water is that gorgeous turquoise that the Bahamas are famous for. The kitchen is large and well equipped. There is a large grill outside which they provided propane for. Wade the groundskeeper stocked the fridge with food and beer for our arrival which was a huge help! There was a watercooler with lots of jugs at the house and lots of cleanings supplies, kitchen spices, bugs spray, ect. The couches and beds were very comfortable. There are very soft linens and extremely comfortable mattresses.

I can't say enough about this vacation property. Look no more, just book before someone else does. You have found heaven on earth!

We can't thank you enough Alexis! We had the most wonderful time. Can't wait for our next trip back :).

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Lignum Vitae and for choosing it for your wedding! I was very happy to help! It is so gratifying to know that our efforts to make the house welcoming to guests are appreciated. The Tropic of Cancer beach is a rare and beautiful place. Being near it can bring such enormous tranquility and we hope that the house and everything we do to be hospitable to guests, adds to that sense of calm . Time with your family and friends in a secluded place- there is nothing better! Come back soon! Alexis
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Perfect house, perfect beach!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking to stay in Little Exuma, look no further as this is the place you want to stay. The house is very spacious and well appointed with modern conveniences and beautiful decor. It was very clean upon arrival, each room has an AC and their own bathroom and the beds are very comfortable. We had no problems during our stay and the caretaker, Wade, was always just a phone call away. The beach was fantastic and very private as the home is located near the end of the beach, away from the public entrance. And yes, it's directly on the Tropic of Cancer!

From the airport, the drive is approximately 45 mins. It's a 30 min drive from the house to Georgetown and you must visit Santanna's bar and grill which is a 5 min drive. You definitely need to rent a car as there isn't anything accessible by walking. Also, make sure you visit Sam's conch spot at the FishFry in Georgetown. Best conch salad you'll ever have!

We will definitely return to this property if we decide to stay in Little Exuma again. The house and beach are too perfect not to. It was very difficult for our group to leave as this was no doubt the best vacation we've all had! Thanks to Alexis and Jo for letting us stay at their property.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

WOW! What an amazing trip! This house was spacious and cozy all at the same time, perfect for our group of seven people( with plenty of room to spare). The caretaker and the owner were so helpful, kind, and responsive to all of our needs. Not only was the house cozy but had AMAZING views of the breathtaking beach all throughout the house. The privacy of the beach was just what we needed for a relaxing trip. Nothing comes close to beauty of this beach which is steps away from the house. The white sands and crystal clear water was incredible. The house is equipped with everything; beach chairs, kayaks, floats, towels etc. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful time in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The beach was amazing, the house is well equipped and very comfortable, and Wade the caretaker is great. We look forward to returning for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time David! We welcome you back anytime:)
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Beautiful location, house has issues

  • 4 of 5

We loved the property location, it's lovely on the beach, and the sea was for the most part, quite calm. The house is comfortable with many amenities but we had so many water issues, it would be dishonest not to share our experience about it. The caretaker was very responsive to our calls but we completely ran out of water during the week and took showers in trickles once transferred to the well. The house could also do with some upgrades in kitchen cookware. I hate to have to mention these drawbacks because the locale is really wonderful. Be sure to bring bug spray! Overall a nice week.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Renter, As I have just learned of the water issue, since your review, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience you encountered. We try our very best to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It is my understanding that due do a lack of rain, our cistern was at low capacity. We have encountered this once before, and lately since the weather patterns have changed. ( It should be rainy season). The caretaker informed me of a malfunction in the well, as he tried to switch water sources. Those two things, working in conjunction have never happened before and with our best efforts will not happen again! Again, I apologize for the low water pressure, I hope your time there will be remembered in a positive way. My best!
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Fantastic time in Little Exuma!

  • 5 of 5

Our two families thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your home. It was perfect with the guest house – this was needed to accommodate 9. Loved the well equipped kitchen. Wade is an excellent host, resource. We did encounter very strong sulfur smell with the water and he worked on cleaning the filter and flushing this. This may be an overall island thing, but Wade was very responsive. Truly an incredible beach and the water for swimming is fantastic. Sand flees are as described, so you do need to use repellent. We cooked most meals and did venture down to Santana's one evening. Did a boat excursion with Robert Thompson to the pigs, iguanas and did some fishing. Rented a car through Thompson's at the airport and very accommodating. Guests should know that the road to your home is rough. We first had a mini-van but it road too low to the ground (which was not good for the van); Thompson's was very accommodating in exchanging this for a CRV. We did bring our own meat and this worked out well. We look forward to a future return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

In Little Exuma, The Lignum Vitae Property sits on the beautiful crescent beach, Tropic of Cancer. Probably the most gorgeous beach in the Exumas, it is frequented by modeling agencies and magazines in search of pristine, isolated, natural settings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,200


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.