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Book this 1 bedroom villa in Great Exuma today! A total of 4 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a pool, air conditioning, and parking space among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 31 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1350 to as high as $1675, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 75% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 17, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: Privately owned
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Great-exuma Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Staffed property
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Sea view
- DVD player
- Pool or snooker table
- Satellite TV
- Table tennis
- Boat available
- Smoking allowed
– based on 31 reviews
- Very Good
“Wonderful getaway location & villa - nothing fancy, but everythi”
Exuma is a secret treasure. Close, yet a million miles from everyday life. Spectacular views in all directions. Pleasant natives glad to see you. It's hard not to smile there. Villa #30 Palm Bay is located in a small grouping of "resort-like" properties, if by "resort" you mean a lobby, a pool and a restaurant. It was simple to walk to several nearby restaurants and a car rental office. The Villa was spacious for 2 and could handle more easily. Kitchen was very functional and well-tooled. The owners provide lots of info about Exuma, things to see and do, and what not to miss. Living room sofas were so-so, but we didn't spend much time there, so it wasn't really a bummer. The resort staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The off-site real estate manager employed by the owners to handle renter's needs/problems didn't do so and offered no evidence of being concerned about anyone's agenda but her own. We loved having a kitchen so we could enjoy breakfast and coffee there or on the patio. The resort beach is just "ok", so with many "amazing" alternatives we didn't spend much time there. In summary, great location, unit, owners, island, awesome views in all directions always, terrific sunrises and sunsets. We didn't have any truly memorable meals the entire week, but most meals were greatly, hugely, amazingly enhanced by the gorgeous environment. Don't even think about missing the amazing snorkeling everywhere. You really don't need a car, but will be happy to rent one across the street for a day or two. We did the all day boat trip, but half a day would have been better (do 4 C's boat trip, not Coastal). We absolutely had a 5-star vacation, for sure, and we will definitely go again, for sure. The only negative we experienced in 7 days was the real estate manager not caring enough to do the minimal job she was paid and expected to do. This is not a world-class island, resort, or vacation rental, but it was excellent on almost all counts.
Response from the owner Thanks for your review. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time exploring Exuma. Glad that the villa and the beachfront location met your needs. I apologize for any lack of attention by our on island manager and will address this concern.
This is the second time we have come to the Exuma's and used Kathy's unit. The resort is excellent and unit provides everything you need (especially the laundry!). We are already looking forward to our next visit!
Response from the owner Jason- it was a pleasure to have you return to villa 30. Thanks for taking the time to review and I'll look forward to hearing from you for your next island escape.....Kathy
We enjoyed our stay at Villa 30 and couldn't have been more pleased. The location was perfect, the villa was immaculate, the amenities and shuttle service and exceptionally helpful staff and owner,made our vacation a pure delight. The views from our patio were stunning and loved being only a few steps from the sand. We highly recommend Villa 30 if you are planning a trip to Exuma.
“A Week in Paradise”
I spent a week in Villa 30 during the wedding of my son. Location, location, location. Mine was the best, I was steps away from the beautiful water. Upon arrival my home was air cooled, stocked with more than basics, including a phone with minutes available to me and a caretaker to answer any questions-even on Sunday! Kathy is easy to work with in making plans. This was my first experience staying in a private residence. Am anxious to return to Exuma and this beautiful villa!
This location was so perfect for us. Great service and communication from the owners, property management and hotel. They helped us with all sorts of requests, plans and recommendations. The restaurants and fish fry close by are excellent. As travelers without a car, the complimentary shuttle into town was huge. There was an amazing beach- Jolly Hall- right next to us. We loved Exuma and the condo and we will definitely be back! Perfect, relaxing vacation!
“This villa was perfect!”
This Exuma vacation rental was wonderful. Location right on the beach was amazing. It was well furnished and included many thoughtful "extras" ie., snorkling gear, beach chairs, coolers, hats- pretty much everything you need ( even washer and dryer) Close to town but away from bustle. Definitely making return plans. Kathy (owner) was so helpful and kind- perfect vacation!!!
A Gloriously Relaxing Holiday! Villa 30, Palm Bay Beach Club, Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas (278527) - Date of Stay March 9, 2013 Helpful votes:0/0. Our 2 week vacation in Exuma was gloriously relaxing. The cays are beautiful in themselves but to have the white powdery sand and incredible warm turquiose water only a few steps away from our patio was truly amazing! Our villa at Palm Bay was our "home away from home". Even though our hosts, Kathy and Fred were not there, we felt their welcome the moment we stepped through the door. They have made it their quest to make sure their guests are happy and comfortable. The villa is nicely appointed and well-equipped and so user-friendly - even down to the beach toys, photo albums, reading materials and tips on where to go and what to eat! It was all there to make our hiatus away from the chaos of that other world, extra special. There is so much to make us want to return and...We will!
“Simply breath taking!”
Our stay in the Bahama's was everything it was billed to be & more. Views that simply take your breath away, relaxation, peace & tranquility are no problem here. Excitement & adventure are just a short jaunt away however, depending on what you are looking for. Our stay in the Villa was very comfortable, with everything we needed to enjoy the adventures of the day. The beaches are magnificent & never too crowded. Getting out to other area of the Islands, meeting the local people & enjoying the Bahamian culture made it that much more enjoyable. In our drives to other areas, we came to really appreciate this hidden Gem at Palm Bay. Truly one of the nicest areas on the Island. We will be back!!
Response from the owner I'm glad that your delayed honeymoon was worth the wait!
“Our Own Private Resort”
My wife and I had our honeymoon at Villa #30 of the Palm Bay Beach Club. I was hoping to enjoy the amenities of a resort without the crowds that are sometimes associated with the high rises. We couldn't have been more pleased with our selection. We found the resort to be extremely quiet and relaxing. Despite the nearness of others, we enjoyed great privacy at the resort and on other nearby beaches. To explore Elizabeth Harbor, we rented a 17' Boston Whaler from Minns in George Town. I don't think we could have had more fun doing so. The resort allowed us to moor overnight for a nominal fee, and the rental afforded the freedom to visit some of the better restaurants we came across. The only difficulty we had initially was tracking down food that we enjoyed, but once we had the boat, we went to Big Dee's and St. Francis Marina and Resort on Stocking Island. After that, we looked no further. All in all, our experience was excellent. Our international travel experience is limited, but we found no surprises in our visit. Kathy provided us with volumes of information prior to our visit, and she clearly bent over backwards to make sure that everything was prepared prior to our arrival. At this point, our only problem is trying to find time to get back down.
Response from the owner Congratulations to the newlyweds and we're so glad that enjoyed your adventure to Exuma - our best wishes to both of you - Kathy and Fred
“Most amazing vacation ever!”
Palm Bay Beach Club is in the perfect location. Villa #30 is directly in front of the beautiful water. Very short walk to Jolly beach which was gorgeous ~ white sand beach, sparkling blue water. We rented a boat from Minns Water Sports which I highly recommend, it allowed us to see all the Cays on our own, snorkel on our own and make many stops at Chat N Chill (cash only). While on our boat we had dolphins swim right next to us, and stingray on a few beaches. At the beach in front of the Villa were sea turtles and one day, a shark. Yes, a shark! Sand shark ~ harmless and it was very cool to watch swim around! I was told by the locals it was only the 2nd time in 7yrs he had seen a shark in the harbor, so I feel lucky to have seen it! The free shuttle made going to the grocery store and liquor store easy, we were able to cook in several nights and pack a cooler for the boat. Catch a Fire grill was amazing!! (cash only) Right next to Palm Bay is the augusta restaurant which we had breakfast and luch and it was very good and the view is beautiful. The taxis are very expensive, which we used twice since we did not rent a car. The villa was clean and had all amentities, the washer/dryer were very useful !! We watched the sunrise over the water every morning right from bed! ~ my only suggestion would be a blender, to make some fruity drinks!! That would have been nice to have. Everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and we quickly made friends with the other couples staying in the neighboring villas. I was amazed at how quiet it was and how every beach we pulled our boat up to, we were the only ones on the beach! I love this place and cannot wait to go back next year!!
Response from the owner Hi Kristen, So glad you had a wonderful trip. Thanks for letting me know about the blender which seems to have disappeared. There's a new one there ready to mix up icy drinks!