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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights


About the property

. *Ask about the extra bedroom space that sleeps four.

Private and secluded estate. Enjoy the sunrise and Ocean view from every window. At your doorstep, 3KM of silky WHITE SAND BEACH and the prettiest TURQUOISE WATER you will ever see. Voted *BEST BEACH..come see for your self, we are not exaggerating just read the reviews! In front of the house you have your own "PRIVATE ISLAND" to explore!!! how cool! Enjoy your PRIVATE POOL for your morning dip or evening cocktails..that's if you can get your kids to share with you.. in a GARDEN OASIS with over 65 coconut palm trees surrounding your property. Your 3 Bed, 2 Bathroom Beach House and Poolside 1,200 sq ft Games room has everything you would want for a fabulous vacation! Master bedroom has luxury 4 poster bed, large ensuite bathroom, separate WC. From your bed the view through the sliding glass doors is a vista of turquoise Ocean and Palms! This opens onto a broad veranda with seating for 8. Second bedroom has queen bed, and sliding glass doors with a gorgeous ocean view and access to veranda and double hammock.. ( My favourite room) Third bedroom has twin beds ( can be made into a King if 3 couples) and extra washbasin. Fully equipped kitchen , large dining table seats 8, living room overlooks pool and ocean with 42" flatscreen satellite TV.

Air-conditioned game room includes POOL TABLE, Table Tennis, darts, exercise equipment, treadmill, 50" flat-screen TV with DirectTV programming, lots of DVDs, Books, Board Games, Beach and pool toys/floaties, kids sand toys. In addition, enjoy the

2 single KAYAKS, 1Tandem KAYAK and body boards ..Great new lounge beds for the beach..also new BBQ!

Broadband Internet, wireless, free calls to USA & Canada.

Our house is loaded with everything you would need for fun and family time.

Location: we are in the perfect central location..quiet unpopulated spectacular beach, a must!...YET ..airport close but invisible to eye and ear.. HWY 750 ft away down a long driveway (IMPORTANT many houses on Tar Bay Beach are 10 ft from the HWY..ASK before you rent ) Going to the right a 15 min drive to: a great bakery, Frankie's ..Grand Isle for fine dining, Paradise Bay Resturant for good food..Big Ds for conch salad the best the Left..15 min drive to George Town, Fish Frye(7 shacks) for great local cheap food (lobster, BBQ) Exuma Beach resort for a dance party every Friday, 10 min from YOLO new night club and grill.

Activities: There are many activities to choose from especially if you like the water. Exuma offers incredible bone-fishing and deep-sea fishing. Boat rentals are available for those seeking a bit of adventure. Kayaking, scuba diving, tours of the Exuma Cays (see the famous swimming pigs). Check out Sugar Adventures! Take a water taxi ride to Stocking Island and hang out at Chat 'n Chill, pet stingrays, grab a beer, and delicious barbecue. Check out the straw market, stores and local bars. Enjoy dancing and barbecue at Peace 'n' Plenty Thursday nights to the live Rake 'n' Scrape band, or Fridays go dancing at EBR. If you want privacy and relaxation relax by the pool or walk and swim the gorgeous beach. Barbecue poolside and enjoy a tropical drink while the sun goes down. For those early birds walk the beach, or relax on the veranda with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and enjoy the sunrise.

Amenities: Free phone calls to USA and Canada on our Vonage line, free broadband wireless internet for your laptop, flat-screen TV with DirecTV programming and selection of DVDs and video tapes, music CDs. Air-conditioned game room with sliding glass doors. Fun for all the family with billiard/pool table, table tennis, darts, exercise equipment and more. Boogie boards and sand toys for children, lots of beach towels.

Ask about in house Massage or in house manicure/pedicure

Ask about private chef for one evening or more..

Ask about renting a boat to explore (awesome and affordable)

Ask about Sugar Adventures and the SWIMMING PIGGIES

Ask about great fishing guides/trips

Ask about learning to kite surf

Ask about....I love chatting Exuma..I want you to fall in Love with Dillycrab!....and you will!

More Details

Michele De'Ath
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Michele De'Ath

My husband and I live in Toronto, Canada.

We own TOP DRAWER CREATIVE, a full-service ad agency that is B-corp certified. Our agency caters to clients that attract AHAA (Active, Healthy, Affluent, and Aware) customers. We just won "Best in the World for Worker Impact". Our company was also named to the

"2016 Clean 50", a list of the most progressive and responsible citizens in Canada. We are committed to 100% green energy, so in the future you will see solar power at our beach house. We are proud parents of three great kids. Our eldest son is a world traveling famous chef consultant, our daughter, a photographer who has done some great work with some of our Olympic athletes and our youngest Ocean studying Travel and Tourism in University.

We've had fun times here in Exuma. We want to share our home with you as if it is amazing vacation rental you have been looking for! We hope your stay here brings you love and joy.

Michele and Family

Michele De'Ath purchased this house in 2013

Why Michele De'Ath chose Jimmy Hill

From a blind date to a 20 year journey, Howard and I have survived many ups and downs. We are best friends and this has carried us through parenthood and life as entrepreneurs.

Having a Beach House in Exuma has been a dream come true! It took many years of hard work and still more hard work to come. We wanted to have a place where all of our kids and grandkids would be happy to play and create wonderful memories.

What makes this house unique

Dillycrab magic happened! The first time we were just renting like you. I woke up to the sunrise spreading its glory over the ocean without even lifting my head off the pillow. With coffee in hand, I lay in the hammock on the porch and watched the ocean in every shade of blue and turquoise while little birds in the palm trees were singing away, a dove cooing in the nearby tree, the gentle warm salt air caressing my skin..I was in Love. I was in Paradise!

There are 65 palm trees that create an island oasis.( Love the sound of palm fronds rustling in the breeze.. and the oceans music from every room in the house.)

Right in front of the property is a beautiful island you can paddle out to, sailboats in the distance. It is like a picture book. I have travelled to a lot of Caribbean islands but I have never experienced such turquoise water and such white soft sand. I also have never experience what it is like to have a 3km Beach to wander, lucky to see another soul.. never hassled and feeling safe as a woman to walk alone....This made me fall deeper in love..

I can not even tell you about how much fun and family bonding time we have experience sipping cool drinks floating in the pool..I never thought before Exuma that that would become one of my favourite things to do! There is sun as well as shade from palms on the pool deck for all day pleasure.

What is great with a family at Dillycrab are fun spots and quiet spots and spots to feel alone with a good book and spots to play together.. it is like your own mini resort, lots to do or nothing to do.

As you can see we LOVE Dillycrab.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the stay in Exuma. We have been travelling around all oceansbut this island has really a particular geographic position - only 300 miles from USA but you feel like in a castaway island. Thanks for hospitality, we hope one day to come back and see you again.

In French for Bill: Un endroit et des geus merveilleux. Super.
Jul 2010
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Jimmy Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No glass around pool please. With respect to the ocean and our property do not leave the kayaks or lounge chairs on the beach unattended.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , toilet is separate
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer and BEDROOM extra sink for brushing teeth/makeup
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Rainshower
  • Master bathroom is an ensuite with large bathtub and separate WC (toilet)room Master bedroom also has an extra sink for makeup and teeth brushing All bathrooms have hairdryers and plenty of towels All Bedrooms have extra sink/mirror for makeup/teeth brushing
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Separate sink for brushing teeth
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Oceanview, sunrise, hammock, sliding glass doors to verandah
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Canopy, Oceanview, sunrise, sliding glass doors to veranda
  • Extra bedroom is available with Queen bed, double bed, single bed and bathroom with rain shower. Sleeps 4... rental of this space is extra and can be arranged if more space is needed ..never rented separately. This would make the Maximum occupancy 10. Otherwise maximum occupancy for normal house rental is a FIRM 6 PEOPLE.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This is our home and it is equipped with all you will need for a fun filled holiday. From floats for the pool to a well thought out could spend the week at Dillycrab and not need to go anywhere...but be adventuresome..Exuma has so many awesome things to enjoy and delight.


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 35 reviews
Minneapolis/St. Paul

Exuma & Dillycrab LOVE

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I started communicating with Michele, the home owner, it could not have been better experience. You can tell her passion for this place immediately and she is beyond helpful and thorough – any question I had, she would answer quickly. My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend 9 nights at Dillycrab and the house was absolutely amazing - outfitted with everything you could possibly think of. The kitchen has every dish, cup (plastic and glass), cooking utensil, & pots/pans you could ever need. They provided filtered water which is such a great touch. The linens are so yummy (sheets, pillow cases, towels- beach & bathroom) - pillows and mattress SUPER comfy. The pool is absolutely wonderful and the way they've planted vegetation creates this lovely, tropical oasis. You can lay by the pool with a cocktail, totally private and listen to waves crash. There is a terrific game room downstairs where we played ping pong.

Now let's discuss the BEACH in front of Dillycrab - unbelievable!!!! The beach is so beautiful and expansive – you can walk left or right and it is a wonderful walking beach. We felt TOTALLY safe and were normally the only ones on the entire beach. The views of the beach/ocean from the home literally take your breath away over and over. The deck, which is off of the living room was using morning/noon and night by us. It’s covered (shaded) and the views & sounds of the ocean from there are spectacular. We loved this island and home SO incredibly much that we’ve booked again in April for my birthday and our wedding anniversary. Thank you, Michele for everything!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay in our home. You were fantastic guests 5 STARS back at you! Loved your stainless steel drinking straws in the picture on Instagram, drinking from the coconuts our pool guy opened for you. Great not to put more plastic in our world that ends up in the Ocean! I have ordered some for Dillycrab ..thanks for the idea..I am sure guests will love them. ..and yes I also think we have the BEST beach in Exuma!!! So Glad you had a great time!
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Good time—lovely place to stay. Pleasant and helpful owner who knows the island very well and who shares this knowledge with renters

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place to Reconnect

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, it was clear we had made the right choice for a much needed family vacation. This is a beach HOME and not just another beach house rental. The beautiful grounds scream "welcome". Inside decor is so charming and every need has been contemplated by the owner including the downstairs game room which provided for hours of "friendly" competition at the billiards table. View of the water from the upper level is to die for. The beach that is within steps of the home can only be described as glorious and there are no words that could ever accurately describe the beautiful water colors. Outside the home we found the people of Exuma to be very inviting, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the boat tour for snorkeling and swimming with the sharks and pigs and making the trip over to the Chat and Chill for the pig roast on yummy! Also, we really enjoyed the trip to little Exuma to see the Tropic of Cancer beach (amazingly beautiful) and sample Mom's bakery treats. Michele was terrific to work with and leaves you knowing that she genuinely wants you to have the best travel experience possible. Thank you so much for sharing Dillycrab with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh thanks for the lovely words!!! We Loved having you in our Home... We are not purpose built as a rental with a stark hotel atmosphere, when we rent Dillycrab, we ARE renting our HOME that is full of Love and Joy and wonderful shared memories..I personally get a great feeling of happiness when I can share that experience with another family or a family of friends. As soon as you arrive I want you to feel you are home TOO.... Love to have you back again..please think of us if you visit Exuma again!
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Absolutely Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

We found Paradise in Exuma, and Dillycrab was it's name. Just perfect in every way, from it's wonderful location on a perfect beach to the fantastic spotlessly clean accomadation and the beautiful pool, it was heaven on earth for our family of 5 adults.

Far exceeding all our expectations the house has everything you could ask for, and the games room was a real bonus!

We were lucky enough to meet Michele and Howard the owners during our stay and they are as delightful as their house, no wonder there's such a great atmosphere here.

Great Exuma is a very special place and Dillycrab makes a very special base to explore all it's treasures from, we'll be back and we can't wait!

Helen and Mike

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Dillycrab. You were lovely guests. Hope you will come back and visit our home away from home once again. It is so easy to fall in LOVE with Exuma. I always have a big smile on my face when I hear that Dillycrab made your vacation one to remember. Cheers to more vacations!
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Massachusetts, USA

Best Beach House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two teenagers spent a week at Dillycrab and had the best vacation. The pictures and comments about this home are spot on. The home has everything a family could ask for and more. It is perfectly located in a private setting 5 minutes from the airport and is in the middle of the island so you have an easy ride to any destination. Michele and the property manager, Desereen, went above and beyond making sure we had everything we needed for our vacation week. We arrived on Easter Sunday when everything on the island is closed for 2 days. The refrigerator was filled with all of our food and beverage necessities when we arrived.

There is so much to do on the island. Be sure take the water taxi ride to Stocking Island, and catch up with new friends at Chat ‘n Chill, pet the stingrays (they are HUGE!), and walk the nature path that leads to a water channel which you can walk or swim across (depending on the tide) – it leads you to the Atlantic Ocean side of Stocking Island. Pig Island is a must visit while in Exuma, they say that pigs can’t fly but boy can they swim! The adventure also takes you to visit a few islands including Iguana Island, and one of the most gorgeous sand bars we will ever see. As we set out on a few adventures our kids could not wait to return to Dillycrab each day. They said they had all they wanted and needed at the house (game room, pool, beach toys, and the most beautiful beach on the island). My husband and I totally agree. The best part of our vacation was the time we spent at Dillycrab.

We highly recommend Dillycrab as your next vacation.

Thank you again to Michele…we hope to visit again soon!


  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So wonderful your family loved it here. That is what we strive for!!!! It makes me glow when I know your vacation has been awesome! Love to have your family come visit us again. There is so much to see and do in Exuma. Remember September, October, November and December are awesome months as well to be at Dillycrab...❤️
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Best property on Great Exuma!

  • 5 of 5

This house is EVERYTHING! Great location on the island ( less than 5 min from the airport with no noise), absolutely spotless when we arrived and even better than the photos. Perfect size for our family of 4. The owner has prepared a comprehensive book about restaurants, activities and must see beaches that you should use as your Exuma bible. Her info and emails were thorough and any questions we had were answered straightaway. The house is supplied with beach chairs, numerous beach towels, snorkel gear, rafts, kayaks and pool toys. Nothing left for you but your swimsuit! Filtered water machine for your use, fully stocked kitchen with all the appliances. Outdoor grill too.

The wi-fi and sat TV worked better than it does in the states . Phone for free calls to US and Canada. Excellent coffee maker fed our caffeine habit ( grinder for beans as well).

Must do's: Santana's, Shirley's Fish Fry ( closed Thurs), Lattitudes, Drift Wood Cafe, Catch a Fire for drinks and to watch the sunset. Have a serious discussion between yourselves about which is better, Kalik or Sands beer. 4C's for Tour ( they will pick you up at the end of the drive) for Pig island and Iguana island., super easy. Of note: I have NEVER seen as many stars out at night as I have there on Exuma. It is beyond impressive.

The hammock on the upper porch will be a favorite place during your vacation! Thanks for a fantastic week! Could not have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ahhh..this makes me soooo happy. Glad you and your Family loved our home and beach... You were great guests..please come back and enjoy once again. Why are holidays so short and vacations so few? All the best for your family
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Car: recommended

Dillycrab is 15 min away from groceries and restaurants. We are on a quiet beach with few tourists. Locals are very friendly and will never hassle you. Very respectful and welcoming.

Exuma is for those who love exploring. Lots of secluded beaches and interesting things to do.

A favorite is ChatnChill by local water taxi. There you can have great BBQ food, play a game of beach volley ball and pet and feed the Sting Ray, like puppies of the sea. You can also rent a boat from Minns Marina and head out to sand bars and great snorkeling spots and swim with turtles. Take a bigger day trip with Sugar Adventures and see the swimming pigs famous around the word. Check them out on the internet. This is a full day adventure up the Cays...spectacular.. good for ages 5-85


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.