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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We are happy and grateful to report that the recent hurricane activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean stayed well away from our wonderful island and has not effected Exuma. Our resort and Island services are running as usual- Exuma looks forward to seeing you :)

WE ARE BOOKING FOR WINTER 2017/2018. Contact us today to get the best choice of dates !

The best of Exuma is close at hand when you arrive at Villa #30, a choice location at the Palm Bay Beach Club. This well designed & well stocked villa faces beautiful Elizabeth Harbour & you’re only a few barefoot steps to the beach & the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. This large (approx 700 sq ft) unit comfortably holds 4 people. Villa #30 has been outfitted with many extras to make you feel at home and provides a clean and comfortable setting for your getaway. New in 2017 - deck with 2 comfy loungers facing the water just for Villa 30! Our guests have the use of all resort amenities. George Town shuttle, pools & beaches, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computers & concierge service. Nearby Jolly Hall beach is another pristine area (5-10 min beach walk) to relax & take in the never ending views. The location of the resort is central on the island and allows easy access to travel and amenities. The out Islands of the Bahamas will introduce you to the wide open & unspoiled sandy beaches. If you're traveling w/ family, young or old or looking for a peaceful get-away destination, Villa #30 welcomes you to Exuma.

Check out our reviews from guests who have enjoyed our location and returned again and again..........

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy and Fred Helfrick
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Our family made annual escapes from the frozen north for several years and we now make the beautiful island of Great Exuma our regular destination. Settling in and enjoying the simple life couldn't be easier. Even as they've grown and are making the trip by themselves, our kids spend hours beachcombing as the tide reveals it's treasures. Traveling with friends has been made easy as our villa easily accommodates all of us. Room to relax, nature's beauty to enjoy and time to take it all in is why we love it. We hope you will too!

Kathy and Fred Helfrick purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kathy and Fred Helfrick chose George Town

Our family made many trips to all inclusive sunny locations and took advantage of all they had to offer. Our one complaint was always the crowds of people and schedules to adhere to- we wanted to leave all of that at home. Our first trip to Exuma took us back in time and into the holiday postcard beaches, unspoiled and pristine. When we found a spot that offered all the comforts we enjoy as well as easy access to beaches and a slower way of life we couldn't help but jump in.

What makes this villa unique

Location - prime beachfront location within the resort and central on the island for amenities and touring. Villa 30 is especially comfortable as it is set up as our holiday home with all the comforts and conveniences.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just never tire of the beauty and Villa 30 is very well supplied and and great place on the beach for us to relax. We always meet interesting people and the locals are truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Apr 2014
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George Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be split into 2 twin beds
  • Comfortable queen size Murphy bed in living area with hotel rated mattress sleeps 2 persons.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our pricing includes resort fees that allows use of resort shuttle to/from George Town, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computer use, front desk concierge and bellman service. Welcome breakfast package on arrival (cereal, bread, milk, butter, coffee and tea). Sand pails, shovels and toys, beach towels, beach bags, a variety of fins, masks and snorkels available with unit. Departure cleaning included in pricing Shampoo, paper towel, toilet paper and soaps are available in start up amounts and will be a part of your groceries for your stay. Sailboats & bbq available to rent from resort. Recently rates EXCELLENT by Tripadvisor!!


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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 60 reviews

Perfect Location for Much Needed Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa 30. This time we decided to pack and check a cooler since the kitchen is so well stocked. (Homemade pizzas, roast chicken, chicken salad, pasta dishes....all your cookware and cutlery are there at the villa) The markets have food, but tends to be very pricey. One afternoon a local charter captain dropped off some folks at the dock and had extra lobster they caught and gave us one!! With the villa being right on the water, we were able to turn off the a/c during the day (and most nights) and open the windows for comfortable Caribbean breezes coming through. We rented a boat from Minn's and the location of Villa 30 allows you to tie the boat at the dock and load/unload easily. Getting into town is easy with shuttle service provided by Hideaways. We rented a car to go up to Coco Plum Beach which was breathtaking. On a side note...we did experience flight cancellations with American Airlines which required us to miss two nights of our time in Exuma, but Kathy was able to communicate with the resort staff and let them know what was happening as well as keeping us updated on what she knew about the issues at the airport keeping American from landing. We emailed back and forth probably ten times and her responses took no more that about 10 minutes. She really goes out of her way to make your holiday spectacular and she treats you like one of her family. Can't wait to return to Exuma and stay at Villa 30.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that your delay in arrival didn't put a damper on your relaxing holiday. Thank you for the insight that you've provided to future guests who we hope will discover Exuma soon. We look forward to your next visit:) Kathy and Fred
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the use of your cottage, it was just perfect for us! Thank you also for the goodies you provided, that was extra special. It was nice having a more at "home" experience with all the little touches compared to a hotel room. The location was Perfect for my husband's disabilities. You had such a nice selection of books, games, etc. so a person could not get bored. We will be back for sure!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t be happier with the house and the hotel facilities. We were two couples and the house worked great for us, everybody was willing to help and make our trip great.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this spot. The cottage itself was very well equipped and comfortable. The view from the patio was outstanding and we spent most of our time there simply relaxing and enjoying our Bahama experience. The people in the resort itself were very friendly and we enjoyed time in the restaurant/pub located on site and in the pool. We would return in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Small laid back resort with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in the middle November, me, wife and 7 year old. The villa is super comfortable and literally has everything you need. A/C works great, cools the rooms down really quick. Beds and linens comfy. Pots, pans, utensils - everything you need to cook even a decant selection of spices, oil, etc. We tried to eat lunch out and cook breakfast and dinners in. Flashlights, umbrellas, towels, soft coolers and other odds and ends that are really nice to have available. Included a cell phone with all the minutes we needed, didn't use it much but super nice to have. Had some bread and a few things to eat waiting on our arrival.

The resort itself is nothing fancy, it is small friendly place that was just what we were looking for - if you are looking for a brand new, high end resort this is not your place but it worked perfect for us. Location was perfect, few minutes outside of Georgetown centrally located on the island. We spent most of our time exploring the island, didn't really hang out at the resort that much but the pool area was nice at the end of the day.

Kathy was easy to work with and has a property manager on the island but we didn't really need anything.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second time to Exuma, a first for this specific villa. We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! We first visited Exuma two years ago and stayed at another villa at the Palm Bay Beach Club. We loved that villa - yet this one was even better! We booked this very last minute and Kathy's quick response was key. Such great communication, and extra added touches to leave a lasting impression - we really enjoyed the cell phone available for local calls, breakfast essentials awaiting our arrival, and a keypad on the door so we could leave empty handed. In a place so wonderful, the intensional details go a long way. (Nicely done!)

As for the Exumas - this was our second visit, and we're continually impressed. We have visited many Caribbean islands and the folks in Georgetown have got to be the friendliest! You can tell they're truly grateful to have you visit. Upon arrival to the airport, we expected to grab a taxi to our place, yet when a local heard where we were heading - he volunteered to take us. When we thanked him and handed him a bit of cash - he refused. A few days later, another small business owner (Minn's) offered us a ride, and again, would not accept any money. Later that same night, Ron, the local butcher, bought us a round of drinks at Shirley's. All of these kind gestures were selfless and unsolicited, just genuinely nice people, in a safe environment. Highly recommended.

Kathy & Fred - Thanks for a great stay, and sharing your villa with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Exuma International Airport GGT
Nearest Beach
At your door

George Town, Great Exuma, The Exumas, Bahamas, Caribbean (Villa is Waterfront Sandy Beach Just Steps Away...) Convenient location is less than 2 miles into George Town for shopping & sightseeing. An enjoyable walk or resort shuttle ride. Kayaks and paddle boat included in pricing to enjoy the harbor. Car rental is available across the road from the resort. Boat & scooter rental available in George Town. The 'Fish Fry' area, famous on each of the Bahamian Islands is just a 10 minute walk & offers the catch of the day to locals & tourists alike. Savor the conch salad, grilled grouper or weekend barbeque! The unit looks towards Stocking Island - to see it 'up close' you can catch the shuttle boat from Georgetown pier or the resort dock that will drop you off there for a day of exploring or head to Fowl Cay for outstanding snorkeling. As the bone fishing capital of the world, Exuma has many guides available to show you the best spots.

Fantastic daytrip availble to see the swimming pigs at Major Cay.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, geocaching, Parasailing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Emerald Reef Golf Club at Sandals - Greg Norman Par 72 course nearby (Course rates apply)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $90
VAT on taxable items/wk $65

Pricing includes Villa 30 welcome breakfast. NOTE:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.