|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This beautiful, two story townhouse unit, built in 2007, is just steps from the white sand beach of Elizabeth Harbour. Professionally decorated in upscale island charm Unit 37 offers a spacious fully equipped and well appointed home with stunning views of tropical islands & crystal Caribbean waters. The thoughtfully designed main level is comprised of guest storage, a library & 2 bedrooms, each with their own private bath. The open & inviting upper level offers a full sized kitchen, dining & living areas, computer station, a half bath, & balcony access. Let your cares melt away as you enjoy the the sun rises over Lee Stocking Island and Elizabeth Harbour. Walk the tranquil & pristine Sandy Beach of Palm Bay & just around the corner, Jolly Hall Beach. Snorkel the azur Bahamian waters just steps from your villa and be awed by the reefs & abundance of sea life. Whatever dreams you have for your Island experience, opportunities are endless...
Great Exuma is a small, but inviting island with endless opportunities to experience the Bahamian way. A short trip to Georgetown allows you to visit local restaurants, buy groceries and gas, get your hair done, or order fresh caught fish. A visit to the local 'Straw Market' is a great way to pick up a few trinkets and t-shirts and watch local ladies weave straw baskets. You may even be lucky enough to pick up some fresh local veggies for supper. Fishing supplies and boat and fishing guide rentals are available. A pedestrian ferry, also located in Georgetown carries folks over to Stocking Island, a barrier island just off the east coast of central Exuma. Experience the unforgettable, traditional 'pig roast' at The Chat & Chill , get closeup and personal with huge rays or be really adventuresome and taste a local special 'conch salad'! Do some sail boat watching, snorkeling and exploring, which might even lead you to the other side of the island, open seas and great beach combing.
If you're more inclined to a driving adventure, there is a car rental agency 2 minutes walk from your vacation home. Drive up or down island to experience historic sites, amazing tropical scenery and more public and sometimes not so accessible beaches. Shoot a round at the fabulous Greg Norman Signature Golf Course, at Sandals Resort, just 15 minutes drive north of Palm Bay Resort.
And don't miss the evening 'Fish Fry'! Whether you're into the fresh caught fish of the day, prepared in any of many Bahamian ways or chicken and ribs over a huge drum barbeque, be sure to wander down the Queen's Highway about a half mile to a collection of kiosks and picnic tables called 'Fish Fry'! Yum!
Scuba diving adventures are amazing as the out islands provide opportunities for a variety of diving skills. Bring your gear or rent, and guides on the island will ensure you have a great day!
My husband and I had been to the Exumas before, but wanted to take our girls (13 and 16). We knew we had to have a place with a pool, beach and a restaurant. This unit was perfect. We rented a car and got groceries in town for breakfast and lunches. We ate dinner out each night, mostly at Splash, which is the restaurant on the property. I have no complaints about this unit at all. Now, my kids will complain about the sketchy wi-fi, but we didn't mind it! Highly recommend this VRBO member!
We have stayed in other Hideaways at Palm Bay rentals before and this was by far the best. The town home was spacious, clean, and well stocked. A great feature of this two story town home is the deck on the second level. Compared to the single story cottages, it was wonderful to be able to sit on the second story deck, enjoy the breeze and view, and not get eaten up by no see-ums. We brought a suitcase full of food and were able to cook all our meals in the well stocked kitchen. We made smoothies in the blender, baked in the oven and were able to prepare everything we desired. The furniture was comfortable as well as the beds. The AC worked well and the cable and wifi service was great. We have stayed all over the world and are used to budget accommodations, however we felt this was a luxury stay and a great value. We used the resorts paddle boards and kayaks and walked to a beautiful secluded beach just around the corner from the condo on days we weren't on our boat. Most days we rented a boat and explored the islands. Rides into town to shop or retrieve the boat were simple and timely with the resort's free shuttle service. To top it off, the owners were lovely to work with, very accommodating, and informative. If you're going to stay in Exuma this is the place to get!
This was our second stay in this fabulous villa. It really is the perfect place to call home while in Exuma. It has everything you need for your stay. Having a washer and dryer is an added bonus, means you get to pack less! The location is very convenient, about 15 minutes from the airport and even less time to downtown where the grocery and marina and multiple restaurants are located. Palm Bay offers a shuttle service to town for no charge! We will definitely be staying here again in the future, hopefully sooner than later! Be sure to rent a boat from Minns so you can get out and explore the wonderful Elizabeth Harbor. So much to see, beautiful secluded beaches, wild life in its natural habitat, sand banks that will blow your mind with their beauty and Chat N Chill beach bar just to name a few. Thanks Mike and Sandi for your hospitality! We will be in touch again soon.
As soon as you head into Exuma and see the beautiful and unbelievable waters above, you realize you are in a different world. The feeling continues when you depart from the plane. The people are calm, easy-going and very friendly. There are no hassles, crowds or headaches while waiting for your luggage. Going through customs is a breeze and a driver waited to take us to the resort, which we arranged in advance through the resort’s concierge service (we also emailed a list of food / beverage items we wanted to have stocked before arriving that came in so handy).
We arrived shortly (about a 15 minute ride on a two-lane highway) and got the layout of the land from the front desk clerk. The beachfront resort is well maintained with a pool, casual restaurant and little bungalows dotting the perimeter. We headed to our building - looks like the pictures - and the condo and were pleasantly surprised by how spotless everything was kept. The dishes, pots and pans and small appliances were all pristine —including the bathrooms, floors, and windows. The balcony offered beautiful views of the water and sounds of the nearby waves. We snorkeled right out front and around the corner is Jolly Beach —a beautiful somewhat shallow beach with shade. The resort is located beside two others that you could walk to for meals and the local Fish Fry provided other places to eat. There was always a constant breeze (sometimes it was a bit windy), but we were never hot and it kept the bugs away.
Cooking in was so nice (bring a suitcase of snacks and other food items), too. The kitchen is fully stocked with spices and we borrowed our neighbor’s grill one night and ate outside.
The beaches are so colorful and barely populated. We took a shuttle from the resort for an all-day adventure on the water that was a lot of fun, too. We rented a car and explored the island. It was always comforting to return to our little retreat and figure out what to do next. Sometimes, it was just to sit and be hypnotized by the water. Or the stars… We look forward to returning at Mike and Sandi’s place!
Our family had the best vacation ever in the Exumas. Villa # 37 at Hideaways Palm Bay was perfect for us. The upstairs living space was open and inviting. The kitchen was spacious and had what we needed for cooking family meals. The picnic cooler and roll-up beach mats were put to good use. We rented boats from Minns, which we docked right in front of the main area of the Palm Bay property…so convenient. Sea turtles, sting rays, beautiful fish, nurse sharks, swimming pigs, Thunderball Grotto, the huge sandbar…all made wonderful memories for us. The weather was perfect. On Easter Sunday we had a family sunrise service on the beach. The moon was full. We relaxed and enjoyed the Chat N Chill atmosphere on Sunday afternoon. All of it was great! Gorgeous – Perfect – Relaxing – Just Wonderful! Sandi couldn’t have been any more kind or helpful. It’s easy to see why they have so many 5 star reviews. Our family would happily return if we ever have the opportunity. THANK YOU!!! One note - our traveling companions who booked 2 villas through other sites had to move mid-stay because of other bookings. That wasn't convenient but had nothing to do with homeaways or Sandi Sullivan. #37 was great and Sandi was excellent!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your villa. It was adequately stocked with the neccesities that were needed. The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning was nice and cold. Love the location of the resort as it is very convenient to get to town for groceries, liquor store and Minns Marina. we kept our rental boat moored right there off of the beach located just a few steps from the villa. Very convenient. Thanks again for sharing your villa with us and we look forward to our next return trip to Exuma!!
Other Activities: beach combing and historic sightseeing
The rates above include accommodation and resort fees. Upon guest inquiry, any other fees, taxes, VAT and departure cleaning will be added and INCLUDED IN THE QUOTED RENTAL PRICING. Please contact the Owner/Manager for accurate rates.
Payment is in US currency. A deposit of US $500.00 is required upon booking. This holds your reservation and goes towards your rental but is forfeited should you cancel less than 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival (some conditions apply). If, however, your time is booked by another guest/party, your deposit may be refunded. Please contact owner for details.
US $500 non-refundable (some conditions apply) deposit required at time of booking, with remaining balance of rental due 30 days in advance of arrival. Please contact owner directly.
ALL fees, taxes, VAT, departure cleaning, and resort fees, for up to a party of four guests IS INCLUDED IN THE QUOTED PRICING.