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Palmetto Place - Ocean Views - Central Location - Adventure in Paradise Awaits!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Centrally located 3 bedroom, 2 bath hillside home with beautiful ocean views!

Palmetto Place is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in Masters Harbour, Bahama Sound 11 West. It sits on a small hillside providing beautiful ocean views of Elizabeth Harbour and Crab Cay. Catch the stunning sunrise over the harbour from your front deck each morning and see the beautiful hues of the sky at sunset. The house is fully furnished and includes all the amenities to make it your home away from home.

The central location makes it a perfect place from which to explore the island!

Head west to George Town, the Capitol of Exuma, where you will find everything you need for your stay. Groceries, restaurants, cafes, liquor store, bars, water taxis, bank machines, a gas station and local souvenirs at the straw market. Continue further west to the fish fry and try some local Bahamian cuisine. Just west of the fish fry is the hotel area where you will find various events from local bands, dancing, casual and fine dining or just a nice, quiet place to relax over a few cold drinks. Just past the hotel area are some of the islands most spectacular beaches including Jolly Hall and Three Sisters. Watch for the beach access signs – most of which you park near and walk in to the beach. Continue west and you will pass the International Airport, Sandals Emerald Bay Resort and The Emerald Bay Golf Course (designed by Greg Norman). At the very western tips of the island you will find Exuma Point and Barraterre.

Head east and cross over The Ferry (bridge) to Little Exuma where you will find even more spectacular beaches and some hidden restaurant gems. Stop by Tropic Breeze for stunning views while having a world class lunch or hit up Santanna’s for some cracked lobster. Spend the afternoon at the world famous Tropic of Cancer beach. For the more adventurous beach goers, check out Google Satellite to find unmarked beaches. These don’t have signs and may have rough roads requiring a careful drive or a brief walk from the road – but trust us on this – they will be spectacular! Visit the Salt Marker in Williams Town and the Rolle Town Tombs – so much island history to learn and appreciate.

Want to go off-island? Take a water taxi to Stocking Island and relax at the Chat N’ Chill. Pet the stingrays or swim with the sharks. Book an adventure to see the swimming pigs, iguanas, snorkel in underwater caves at Thunderball Grotto, bonefish or have a romantic beach picnic on a private island. Rent a boat, kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling or scuba gear and head off on your own. You can even hop on a plane and visit one of the other family islands for the day.

After your adventurous day, come home and relax on the 900 sq. ft. of deck offering ocean views from three sides of the house. Cook in the completely outfitted kitchen or grill on the BBQ in the 250 sq. ft. screened in porch and eating area. You can arrange for Bahamian fare to be delivered or prepared in your kitchen by a local chef and be sure to check out some of the world class restaurants for dinner. You will also want to spend at least one night at Catch-A-Fire to see one of the most spectacular sunsets you have ever seen.

Too much adventure for you? Feel free to curl up with a book and just plain relax.

We can also arrange or help you to arrange:

Airport pick-up and/or drop-off

Car Rentals

Pre-Arrival Shopping (groceries, alcohol)

Boat/Kayak Rentals

Scuba/Snorkeling Rentals

Boat Adventure Tours such as:

*Swimming Pigs

*Iguana Island

*Snorkeling in Underwater Caves

*Exploring Out Islands


Chef Prepared Meals

Spa Services


The only problem you will have in Exuma is “So much to do – so little time”! See you soon 

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More Details

Marj & Don
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Marj & Don

We are retired and live in the Marmora, Ontario, Canada area. When we are not in Canada, we are enjoying the beautiful island of Exuma. We are avid beach goers and find somewhere or something new and interesting each time we visit the island.

Marj & Don purchased this house in 2014

Why Marj & Don chose Bahamas

We had been vacationing in the Bahamas for several years and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the ocean and the local people the first time we stayed in Exuma. There is a reason why they are called 'family islands' and it's because that is how they make you feel - like family. We chose this property because of the beautiful ocean views, the central location and the fact we are only 5 minutes from the water on both sides of the island.

What makes this house unique

Exuma is a place where you can relax, explore the beauty of the island and the stunning beaches at your own pace or ramp up the adventure - whichever you prefer. There is no traffic, no crowds and the beaches are almost always deserted. It truly is paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time on Exuma. Cottage was great, it has a lovely airy open feel and super beds.

I Really enjoyed the hummingbird, I have always wanted to see them so the feeders were greatly appreciated. Thank you for all your tips and beach suggestions. We had a great time finding your suggested beautiful beaches :), a hog roast on Stocking Island and a great night out.

Thanks for sharing your home from home
Mar 2015
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Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Palmetto Place - Ocean Views - Central Location - Adventure in Paradise Awaits!
average rating of 4.740741 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful spacious and clean island property

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Palmetto Place. Took in all of Marj's recommendations, and especially loved Forbes Hill Beach. We also really enjoyed relaxing at the house - a true home away from home - in paradise! Hope to be back another winter... cheers Heather and Martin

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy that you enjoyed both exploring our beautiful island and relaxing at home. We would love to have you back anytime! Best Regards - Marj & Don
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Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada

Coming back to the Exumas

  • 4 of 5

Palmetto Place great location and value for our first stay. Minutes from Georgetown and not much more from airport. Car rental necessary from here as it is not beach front but gave us the opportunity to visit many beaches and restaurants while visiting. Tropic of Cancer definitely our favorite. Owners restaurant recommendations all good. Stocking Island beautiful and rented a boat for a few days as spending time on the water here is a must. Water and beaches out here are ideal!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Palmetto Place and were able to explore the many beautiful beaches, waters and restaurants of Exuma. We would be thrilled have you back for your next visit! Best Regards - Marj & Don
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Excellent home away from home!

  • 4 of 5

Central location on the island, that made it easy for us to get to all our favorite spots. Clean and well maintained. The pre-trip information was excellent and we were not disappointed with any of Marj's recommendations.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time on the island and at Palmetto Place. If you are ever back this way, we would love to have you again. Best Regards, Marj & Don
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Beautiful view, all of the amneties and more

  • 5 of 5

Morning coffee on the wrap around deck watching the sunrise. The view of the ocean, bridwatching, beautiful plants and a cocktail in the evening in the screened in porch while we bbq. This property has everything and more. A ten minute walk in either direction gets you to the water for fishing or just relaxing. The house in central to everything. Marjies suggestions for food and entertainment were perfect. She gave us a list of what everything costs so we could budget for our trip. The trip to stocking island is a must for snorkeling, stingray petting and fresh conch salad. I highly recommend Palmetto Place and will be returning.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Palmetto Place and the wonderful island of Exuma. We would love to have you back for your next vacation! Best Regards - Marj & Don
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Ingersoll Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

Palmetto Place is a beautiful home with views of the ocean from the wrap around deck. The home is very clean and has everything you will need for your stay. It is close to gorgeous beaches and wonderful restaurants. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return next year, and I highly recommend this home as a go to destination .

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at Palmetto Place and look forward to your return next year! Best Regards, Marj & Don
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Everything you want and more!!

  • 5 of 5

Palmetto Place is everything and more than you'd expect. The pictures don't do this property justice. Spotlessly clean and comfortable, the location is perfect for experiencing true Bahamian life among locals. Gorgeous ocean views from the wraparound decks provide daylong sun and shade as you wish. Inside everything from effective a/c to consistent hot water showers, from really comfortable beds to loads of great room seating, it's all there. Kitchen is well equipped and even has Royal Doulton china settings!! Hosts provide every possible social activity information you'd want and are very quick to reply to inquiries even making calls on your behalf to arrange tours or car rentals etc. Best Caribbean vacation we've ever had and we hope to return to Palmetto very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are so happy that you found Palmetto Place to be comfortable and centrally located. And, you enjoyed the so many fun social activities on the island. We would love to have you back for your next Caribbean vacation! Best Regards, Marj & Don
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
GGT - Exuma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Fanny's Sports Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Emerald Reef Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cheaters Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Jolly Hall Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $182.95

100% of any money received will be refunded if reservation is cancelled 30 days before scheduled arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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