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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

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

Booking now for WINTER 2016/17 AND SUMMER 2017. Check our calendar today for the best choice of dates for YOUR winter getaway.

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. 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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 Exuma

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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • 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!!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!
average rating of 4.975 based on 46 reviews

exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

location is great. rental unit well equipped and very clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Villa 30 is fantastic! Located between the airport and Georgetown, just steps from the beach, and within walking distance of several restaurants. The Villa is clean, spacious, and well equipped. The beautiful Jolly Hall beach is a short walk away and resort amenities are at your finger tips.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've spent several Christmases in Exuma and always loved it. So glad that you enjoyed the Villa and the island. Hope we'll see you again!
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December in Georgetown

  • 5 of 5

Our visit to Villa 30 was the perfect 'pre-holiday' decompression visit. Villa 30 is in the middle of a 4 unit building, but there was nobody in any of the other units the entire week we were there. The front door is literally a stone's throw from the water, with Palm Bay/Hideaways amenities within barefoot walking distance. We paddled their kayaks and hung out at the pool almost every day. Also, took side trips to Tropic of Cancer Beach, Santana's, and Sandals Resort (which was in re-construction phase). Visited Chat-N-Chill/Stocking Island via kayak, ate @ Latitudes, Catch a Fire, the fish shacks & Splash. Met great people that were staying @ Hideaways & had a good time overall.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds as though you made great use of your time on Exuma! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa 30. We hope to see you again and Happy New Year! Kathy
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One word - Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Villa 30 was absolutely perfect for our short stay! We could sit out on the porch and watch the beautiful harbour change blues from sunrise to sunset. Splash food & drinks were convenient and great value for money. We ate dinner at Shirley’s from the Fish Fry which was amazing. Caught Elvis’ water taxi across to Stocking Island on Sunday for Chat N Chills BBQ buffet which was fantastic – also got a fresh conch salad there as well which couldn’t have been any fresher. Spent our final day on the water – booked a boat from Minn’s for the day and anchored at a secluded beach where my now fiancé proposed to me. Perfect escape for us! Will plan another trip back here shorty. Thanks for the memories Kathy and Fred, your hospitality and villa were truly amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you chose Exuma to mark this special event in your lives. It was such a pleasure to help you plan and be a part of the surprise. Can't wait to have you back!
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  • 5 of 5

Your villa was perfect for us! We loved the beach and just the simple, no stress calm feel of the whole island. Ron (the owner) was very nice, as was Rod (one of his drivers/landscapers/overall handymen). He helped us a lot with information and just general questions. My husband formed a friendly bond with him immediately.

The water is without question, incredible. Flying into the Exumas is so breathtaking. We did an island tour with 4C’s which was really good and helped us learn a lot about the Exumas in general. I can now say I have actually petted an iguana! We met a lot of interesting people (many from Canada) and really enjoyed Splash and Stephanie’s. Her food was so good…best cole slaw and seafood I have had in a long time.

We are now trying to think of ways to actually move there…lol…sounds impossible, but Danny and I both found that the style of living is very suited to us. I, in particular, have done the corporate “thing” for many years, and am getting burned out and ready to unplug. No traffic jams, stressful meetings, deadlines…sigh…time for a change.

The little jewelry store across from the market (JAG, I think??) has some beautiful, handmade jewelry. I didn’t get out of there without buying a beautiful, blue sea glass, pearl and silver necklace. This place is a hidden gem on the island. I didn’t go in her store until Friday afternoon…if I had realized the beautiful jewelry she was selling earlier in the week, my budget would have taken a much bigger hit!

Danny wrote a poem in your visitor’s book…ha ha…

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

How was your stay in Great Exuma?

Hi Jessie,

We were thrilled that you chose to experience the beauty of Exuma from Villa 30 and hope that you'll be back!

As we continue to promote our rental property, our very best marketing tool has proven to be comments from guests like you who have ventured to the island. We appreciate how busy life is, but hope you can take a minute to share your experience briefly with other travelers.

I'm attaching your recent reply to me which is perfect for this purpose. Either cutting and pasting it or writing something new - whichever is easiest for you.

Thank you again for your booking .

We look forward to having you back for your next vacation.


Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Villa 30 on the Beach!

Our family had the vacation of a lifetime in Exuma. After traveling to so many tropical destinations we finally found a place that we want to return to as much as possible. Each beach was more breathtaking than the next and the water was the most beautiful that we've seen so far. We've made many wonderful memories and met so many amazing people. Villa 30 was wonderful, perfect location and very spacious for four people .We loved waking up every morning to watch the sunrise and to drink our coffee in front of the beautiful beach and pier. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful suggestions, we booked many activities while in Exuma ;our favorite by far was the swimming pigs! After 11 days in Exuma we feel like we truly got the Island experience and we will definitely be coming back to Villa 30 in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed Villa 30 and some of our favorite ways to spend time on the island. It sounds like you made the most of your time on Exuma. We'll look forward to hearing from you in the future!
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Rates & Availability

George Town Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer shoulder season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter shoulder season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Pricing includes Villa 30 welcome breakfast. NOTE: Resort amenities are MAY NOT BEvAVAILABLE LOW SEASON
Bahamian VAT 7.5% will be added to taxable items. Please contact us for a detailed quote.

NOTE: Low season Sep 1 - Oct 31 - resort amenties not offered (shuttle, kayaks, front desk, etc.)

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.
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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)


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