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R. Danielle Knowles

Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

Inti Beachfront villa, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Farmer's Hill Villa Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront villa, Great Exuma, Bahamas.

Need to take a break Globetrotters? Looking for an adventure? Experience the difference....Coconut Tree House home rentals presents: Inti villa of eXuma..a private beachfront villa on the 3 Sister's beach, Great Exuma.It is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of life. A place for relaxation and recreation and to indulge in self-caring activities.

This turn-key villa accommodates 2-4 persons in a 2 bed 2.5 self-catering villa. A private place to walk around barefoot or in your pyjamas...a place to call home while in The Exumas or en-route to another island or cay. Like Highburn & Muscha cays, Cuba, Abaco and/or Nassau.

Mark knowles world famous boat builder in long Island also built this villa in 2009.

Our location:

Is great as we offer a unique product in close proximity to most major points on Great Exuma. It is 10 minutes from Moss town International airport and Odyssey fixed base operation and approximately a half hour drive into George town and the Exuma market, Hollis' spa at February point and the Yacht Club in one direction and Grand Isle with it's spa and marina & Sandals with golf and tennis on the other. The bone-fishing flats are also on the south side and guides are available as well .

Getting around:

To get around car rentals are available from Rufus, a former Tourism colleague at Tel: 428-9538 or at the airport. The Tel #'s are:1-242-345-0112 or 1-242-345-0090. Directions to the villa is provided on our reservation form. You can also Go on- line at www.bahamas.com for more information .We encourage you to support our local businesses.

Provisioning:

The house comes complete with a custom kitchen and wine cooler, everything that you would need to make yourselves at home. If you would like to have the house provisioned before you arrive.We can do so on early request.

Conveniences and creature comforts:

We also offer: (wifi) Internet service , Cable TV as well as Board games, a Bar- b -que grill and beach fare for your use. We practice environmental stewardship and so we try to keep a balance between the two.

The beds in both the Bamboo and Mahogany rooms were brought in from Indonesia and the hand made mahogany furniture in the Bamboo room was made by Eddie Dillet. Danielle's Grand dad in the 1930's.

The furniture in the living and dining room also outfitted Dillet's Guest House, B&B. Dillet's was Danielle's Grand dad's house which he built in the late 1920's and for which her Mom received the hotelier of the year award in 2000.There is a picture of Dillet's Guest House in the living/dining room.

Where to eat:

Many local restaurants are within a close radius of the villa and the guestbook at the villa will give you suggestions and feedback from our guests as to where to go and what to do.

For those who are visiting for the first time.The Exumas is an archipelago within the Bahamian archipelago and it is a great place for Retreats/Summits,Incentive trips and in general for your corporate and vacation needs.

What to do:

It is a place to enjoy: local cuisine, rest and relaxation, private flying, yachting, deep-sea fishing, reading, visiting ruins and historic sites, touring the cays, bird watching ,photography, kite flying, surfing and riding a horse on the beach. It is the perfect spot for yoga and meditation, private weddings and honeymooners as well.

You can also enjoy the Regattas, Homecomings, The annual Music and Art Festival, Pompey's statue and the inter-connectedness of our collective history and of our countries.

Our rate is inclusive of the taxes and maid service is offered at check out or at the end of each week.Additional maid service is available on early request.

At Inti we practice environmental stewardship and offer air- conditioning in the bedrooms only.There are approximately 11 French doors and a ceiling fan, that provides cross ventilation so you can enjoy the beautiful sea breeze and sleep with the sound of the ocean and stars light up the sky at night.

The Exumas are known as a playground and home to many celebrities... We believe that you will enjoy fine company.

Welcome to Inti villa of eXuma.. Your "antidote to the ordinary". A rustic, "Rough cut Diamond" villa where we are happy to have you call home .. Be Happy... Live well.

Warm regards,

Danielle

Tel: 1-242-327-7743 or 1-242-544-4748

email : dillet@batelnet.bs

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
R. Danielle Knowles (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french

About R. Danielle Knowles

Danielle's Mom was Hotelier of the year for the Bahamas for 2000 and Owner/Operator of Dillet's Guest House, B&B. Danielle is second generation Hotelier.

Danielle also started the Small Hotel's division for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

-Please feel free to see the VRBO reviews from guests who have stayed with us and the guest book at the villa for your review.

Enjoy your trip and we hope to see you again soon at one of our Coconut Tree House home rental properties. The Diamond Collection includes: Dillet's Guest House, B&B,(now Popop studios International centre for visual arts), Gum elemi Townhouses of Gambier and Inti Villa of eXuma.

Warm regards, Danielle.

R. Danielle Knowles purchased this villa in 2000

Why R. Danielle Knowles chose Exuma

It's magical .....a very special place to get away and enjoy quality time with family and friends or quiet time by yourself.

--A care package of homemade breakfast items is given to you to get you started.

-The villa is immediately next to a property that has 24 hrs security so that you know that there is security in the neighbourhood.

-The perfect getaway place.

-This is where memories are made.

-You feel as though you do not have a care in the world when you are here.

-The location is ideal in Great Exuma and from here you can access everything in Exuma and the other islands.

-Our proximity to Odyssey's fixed based operator at Moss town airport is a good one.The Bahama Islands are rated among the top 10 Caribbean destinations for private jet services. Nassau is #1,Abaco #4 & The Exumas #10.

-Many marinas are dotted along the island making us an easy treck home.

-Provisions are near by and a restaurant is only a walk along the beach.

-Easy access to the National water park system and the world famous Elizabeth harbour.

enjoy your stay...

The Dillet-Knowles family

1-242-327-7743 1-242-544-4748

What makes this villa unique

-A place for recreation and relaxation & self-catering activities.

- A place where we appreciate the universality of every persons need: "to be", " to belong" and "to be loved".

-This property is a cozy, two story colonial, turn-key villa that offers a price inclusive of taxes and maid service.

-you don't have to see anybody unless you want to.

-You are immediately on the beach.

-You can see the sea from almost everywhere in the house

-The villa is built on a 30 ft sand dune, out of a seagrape grove and with energy efficient equipment, low flush toilets, solar hot water, grey water catchment tanks for irrigation, a water softening system and well and city water from a reverse osmosis plant.The house is preped for solar electricity (Photovoltaics) which we hope to put in soon.The benefit is that it will be here for you and your children to enjoy for years to come.

-We practice environmental stewardship and use bio-degradable products when we can.

-You will be living in a Bahamian home with original art and furniture.

-The beach is a couple of miles long and as fast as you can walk down a sand dune, is how long it takes for you to get in the water.

-The garden is 250 feet from the sea to the road so there is lots of private space to meander in the garden.

-There are no other properties on this site. We look forward to possibly offering different locations in Exuma in the future.

-Our sister property: Gum elemi townhouses of Gambier is a two story Oceanview property with pool, located in Nassau and 20 minutes from Odyssey. This provides you with an opportunity for a two destination stay..

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)
Inti Beachfront villa, Great Exuma, Bahamas.
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in a beautiful tropical setting, then the Inti would be a great choice. A hire car is a must throughout your stay.We were a family of 4, two adults and two kids ( aged 13 and 17 ) so the villa with its truly two separate en-suite bedrooms was excellent. The villa has plenty of living space so everyone can do their own thing. The beach in front of the villa is sensational and generally very quiet.We made breakfast at the villa but took other meals at various places around Exuma. The Inti does have a fully equipped kitchen, so dining in is easy.We were there over Easter which included 3 public holidays, Friday, Easter Sunday and Monday. Basically this was a 4 day weekend. On Exuma shops and restaurants/bars all close for these holidays. Not a problem as long as you plan in advance. Smitty's near Georgetown was a very good shop with the a separate liquor store next door.Hotels were open so we went to a number of them for lunches & dinners. You could also use their beach/ water sport facilities. This was very good news for our teenage kids. The best in terms of value and service was the Splash Bar at Hideaway Hotel.-Big D's was our favourite place for dinner. Also Latitudes if you want high quality cuisine. We did take a late lunch at Santana's which was excellent and topped off by 4 sharks coming very close to shore to feed off bits of restaurant fish waste. Stocking Island was a great half day, boat taxi from Georgetown, a 10 minute journey each way. Great chance to bathe with Large Stingrays coming very close to shore to feed at lunchtime. We went to dinner at Catch Fire on a Saturday evening, it was expensive, poor quality and over 2 hours for service. We went to see the Swimming Pigs, one of the main reasons for coming to Exuma. At $800 USD for the 4 of us, it was frankly a bit of a rip off.Part of the same trip we went to see the Iguana's this was good. Danielle was very attentive and made us feel very welcome guests. For visitors travelling to Exuma, from Europe, via Atlanta, your return journey bags have to be collected in Atlanta and rechecked for your European destination. We were not alerted to this by the Checkin at Exuma, in fact we were assured that our bags would go, uninterupted all the way to Prague. It was only thanks to our eagle eyed son that he spotted them on the carousel in Atlanta, otherwise they would have been lost!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5

Island Peace

  • 5 of 5

If you are seeking the peace and quiet that islands can offer and like your independence, this place is for you. This is a clean and comfortable island home. If you stay here, a rental car is a must. The relatively central location allows you to easily go south through George Town to Little Exuma for the Tropic of Cancer beach and Santana's restaurant. (Go to the bakery next to Santana's- best bread ever!. Also, just south of town stop and buy some tomatoes from the roadside produce lady- tasty!) You can also easily go north to Big D's (conch salad), the Lighthouse Cafe and Co Co Plum beach. In the evenings, the sand flies can be bothersome so prepare for them, The locals use baby oil and coconut oil to keep them off. You might want to do some research before you go and get some other type of protection. (Off and DEET do not work well.) The bottom line is that this is a nice, romantic place that is for those of us that go to the islands to get away from people rather than become part of the resort crowd. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention that Danielle went the extra mile to make sure all was good.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exuma finally!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from Exuma, the one Caribbean island that has alluded me for so many years. There is no more beautiful water any place on this earth. We stayed at the intl villa for the week. This is a great beach house with plenty of room in which to enjoy an essentially private beach with many reefs just feet from the beach. We saw five other people the entire week. Everywhere you look there is a beach more beautiful than the last. The insect population is formidable. So take plenty of insect repellent...plenty. The villa has every accessory for cooking in. The bedrooms are air conditioned. However the first floor is not. A tropical land/sea breeze blows much of the time. The many French doors can be opened to cool things down. However the mosquitoes are always glad to feast on you whenever given a chance. The slow season was in full swing. Many services were simply closed during our visit. A car is an absolute necessity. Rent at the airport. It will save you taxi fees which are excessive. There are only three restaurants with indoor a/c dining on the island. Two of them were closed. The remainder of the restaurants are open air and you are open season for biting insects. I am a purist and consequently resisted the "must do things" that most tourist seek, swimming pigs, iguanas, and sharks. We instead learned how to hand fish, explored the south side of Grand Exuma all by boat. We enjoyed the less traveled areas of the exumas, which for me made the trip all the more enjoyable. Just go to the Georgetown Dock and find Elvis who runs the water taxi service over to stocking island. He and his colleague " Delly, can set you up for an alternative Exuma experience. The most important thing is to visit this beautiful island with someone who you know for certain loves you. The combined beauty of nature and human emotion provides a synergy without parallel. When the human side fails the experience is inexplicably empty.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exuma Experience was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a great stay in the Exuma's. My wife and I were joined by my sister and brother in law for a RELAXING week in Great Exuma. This was our first trip to the Exuma's and we were surprised at how beautiful the waters and this island are. We stayed at the Inti Villa and found it to be comfortable and pracitical for a laid back vacation. It was spacious and secluded and was the perfect hidden get away for a peaceful and quiet vacation. We ate at several of the local restaurants and would highly recommend Santana's Beach Bar in Little Exuma as well as Chat & Chill and Big D's to mention a few other options on Great Exuma. For a great time on your own schedule we would recommend Minn's watersports for boat rentals and local excursions. One day we booked an excursion with 4 C's and had a great time touring the many other cays in the Euma chain of islands. We found the owners to be responsive and helpful in providing information on the best places to shop, eat, and the many things to see in the Exuma's. We would recommend this vacation spot and are hopeul we will have the opportunity to visit this beautiful place in the future. JDW

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA
5

Beautiful home, great views, fabulous breeze - we really didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Inti Villa, Mt. Thompson Exuma. We balanced spring break with our teenage daughters between busy days exploring Exuma and just relaxing at the house sitting on the beach or reading in the hammock. We rented a car for the week, a must, and we explored all of Great and Little Exuma. For food and entertainment we enjoyed Eddie's Edgewater and Peace -n- Plenty in George Town and Housemans and Big D's closer to home. We rented a boat for a day and enjoyed walking and hiking on Stocking Island, relaxing at the Chat & Chill and exploring Elizabeth Harbor. On the other days we enjoyed quiet walks on the beach, reading and napping in the hammock and general peacefulness. Besides one dog, I'm not sure we ever saw another set of foot prints on our beach. The house was great, spacious and very comfortable. We had such a fabulous breeze the entire time we never turned on any air and really enjoyed sitting on and enjoying all four porches. So for our final adventure we booked a full day trip with Coastline Adventures and for our 15 & 17 year old daughters it was something they will never forget. We swam with sharks, pigs, turtles and in a grotto, ate conch salad on a beautiful sand bar, saw celebrity islands homes and feed iguanas. The day on the boat seeing the vast beauty of the Northern Exumas Cays was a perfect way to end a prefect week. Inti is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful villa with stunning views of Three Sisters Beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Inti Villas for 8 days and would stay again when back in Exuma. The house was beautiful with all the amenities you would need to escape from the real world. There is A/C in both bedrooms and the downstairs living area although with all the windows and doors is not necessary as there is a ocean breeze 24/7. The view of Three Sisters Beach is absolutely stunning, although a bit rough for swimming. No worries, there are literally dozens beaches along the main highway.

I didn't have the privilege to meet Danielle face-to-face, but she checked on us via telephone periodically throughout the week to make sure we had what we needed. We had one very minor plumbing issue with the outdoor shower that was fixed within an hour after we alerted her.

A rental car is a must and recommend you make the trip to Little Exuma. The beaches are just amazing. Folks talk about the beauty of Tropic of Cancer beach (and trust me, it is), but we were able to find a cove with the best beach I have ever stepped on in my life. Don't know the name of it, but it is a couple miles west of Tropic of Cancer beach. We spent hours floating in the calm blue waters, lying on the pink, white sand and never saw a single person. I highly recommend finding it.

I would also recommend having a cocktail at Lattitudes in Georgetown. Drinks are strong, service was great and the view of the harbor is amazing. It is located at the Exuma Beach Resort.

Big D's Conch Shack was another highlight for us. Conch salad and fritters are amazing. Make sure you meet Big D. He is wonderful and took us out on his boat for a private tour of the cays.

Inti Villas is the perfect getaway for those looking for an alternative to the big resorts. If privacy and seclusion with loved ones and friends is what you are seeking, book now.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Moss town airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
15 mins stroll along the beach
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
downtown, George town
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sandals emerald bay resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
15 mins stroll along the beach
Car: recommended

One can go boat cruising, bone fishing,birdwatching, shelling, snorkeling,kite flying,scuba diving,swimming with the pigs, touring in the national park system, visiting ruins and old plantations. You can also visit the salt ponds, the Pompey statue, attend the home comings the regattas and the music and food/art festival. Nothing is far in Exuma..just be sure to get a car so that you can travel from one end of the island to the other..the adventure is a good one.

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Rates & Availability

Farmer's Hill Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer breeze
Jun 27 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter getaway
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Winter Getaway
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Easter
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Please sign and return the attached reservation form. Rates are subject to change without notice. Ask about our Christmas/New year rates,shoulder season rates and extended stay rates.Thanks
Danielle ps. Bahamian holidays are:August 1st. Emancipation day and Oct 10th National Heroes day.Christmas and Boxing day observed Dec 25-27,2016.

50% non-refundable deposit due at time of booking.

Balance due 15 days prior to arrival.

Please call Danielle Knowles at +1 (242) 327-7743 or +1 (242) 544-4748 for bank transfer or direct payment information.

Additional information is on the reservation form.

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Amenities

Farmer's Hill Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ocean views from the bathrooms as well
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ocean views from the bath
    Bathroom 3 - powder room downstairs
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) and a Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) in the event you need two beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach front property on the well known 3 sister's beach. we practice environmental stewardship and encourage you to do the same. At your home in Exuma. we also have solar hot water, grey water for gardening and rain water as well for those environmentally conscious guests. This is home in The Exumas. A great private villa to enjoy.

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