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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Bonefishing

Chef Prepared Meals

Spa Services

Housekeeping

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

Owner
Marj & Don
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 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 Exuma

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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Map

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

Amenities

George Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath Ensuite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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5

Love Great Exumas! Loved Palmetto Place!

  • 5 of 5

Marj, we ABS loved our stay at your home! Our 5-adult group consisted of me and my husband (Boston), a cousin (Dallas), my daughter (Dallas) and her friend (Australia). We stayed about a week and could not imagine having a better time. The cottage was so bright and comfortable. We rented a car a drove over the whole island and were always so glad to be coming back to Palmetto Place at the end of the day. Although we love to explore new areas we were unanimous in wanting to come back to your place as soon as we can. Thank you for making sure everything went smoothly. Take care.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your absolutely wonderful review! We are so pleased that you loved not only Palmetto Place but also the island of Exuma. It truly is a magical place! We would love to have you back anytime at all. Best Regards - Marj & Don
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Fell in love with this house the minute we pulled up! So close to Jolly Hall Beach (so, so beautiful), close to the market and places to eat. It was the perfect size for the 3 of us, and the price can't be beat! We had the best experience and that is in huge part to Marj! We will definitely be back, this time for a little longer :)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy that you fell in love with Palmetto Place, the location and your experience in Exuma. You and your friends are welcome to come back anytime! Best Regards - Marj & Don
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Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Fell in love with this house the minute we pulled up! So close to Jolly Hall Beach (so, so beautiful), close to the market and places to eat. It was the perfect size for the 3 of us, and the price can't be beat! We had the best experience and that is in huge part to Marj! We will definitely be back, this time for a little longer :)

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $202.61

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

Owner'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.