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Panoramic view of Exuma...36 5 star reviews...close to town and best beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 167 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom , 2.5 bath sleeps 6 house (1800 sq ft with 800 sq ft balcony)

A very spacious house with 1800 square feet inside plus a large wrap around deck.Breathtaking views of the Atlantic and Caribbean ...Experience Great Exuma from the comfort and privacy of the Hummingbird House and enjoy stunning 360 degree views of the colorful waters of Elizabeth Harbor, Master Harbor, Crab Cay and the south side bone fish flats. Soak up the sun and revel in the mild maritime climate of the cays while making this well appointed refuge your own, with space for parties of up to 6 guests. Lush tropical foliage surrounds this centrally located property that offers easy access to the south side water ways, beaches and bone fish flats; take a 10 minute drive to Georgetown or head up the road to Cheater’s restaurant. Or stay in and enjoy the unique open floor plan of the upper floor: a fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room areas and 2 covered, elevated porches connected by a walk around deck space. The upper floor also contains a single bedroom and half bath as well as a day bed in the living room that sleeps 1 guest. Downstairs you’ll find spacious king and queen bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, and the house laundry room. Wake up to the tranquil sounds of hummingbirds and bananaquits that frequent the tropical gardens surrounding the house.

The house is located 20 minutes or less by car from the beautiful southern beaches, including Hooper's Bay, Jolly Hall, Stocking Island, Forbes Hill and the world famous Tropic of Cancer (voted among the top ten beaches of the world by “Island Living” magazine). The bonefish flats, known for world-class fishing, are a ten minute walk away...wade into bonefish and do your own thing and the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park is minutes away by car. These waters are fabulous for kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and other water sports.

The private location of this house provides the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and tranquility despite being close to several restaurants and the amenities of the quaint town of George Town. Whether you enjoy relaxing, golfing, bird watching, beach combing, fishing, water sports or night life, the Hummingbird House is your home away from home for enjoying all the cays have to offer. We purchased the home in December 2013 so we have just started renting the house. Everyone has really enjoyed their stay so far. Please contact us if we can provide more information and ask about stays for longer than one month.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike and Margaret Barton
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mike and Margaret Barton

We started coming to Exuma six years ago to help veterinarians with free neuter and spay clinics for cats and dogs. We fell in love with this beautiful island and its people immediately. We have been all over the Caribbean and Bahamas and have never seen water quite as beautiful as it is around the Exuma Cays. We are all animal lovers and like the fact that there is an ongoing effort to try to help the animals of this island. We live in a cold climate and this is the perfect warm getaway for us.

Mike and Margaret Barton purchased this house in 2013

Why Mike and Margaret Barton chose Exuma

We love this house because it is so private but yet is close to town, beaches, fishing and several excellent restaurants. The view is absolutely breathtaking, the colors of the waters are stunning and the tropical flowering gardens provide a natural habitat for many types of birds. It is the perfect getaway any time of year. The summers are a little warmer but still very nice. We are off the beaten path but you can walk to the bonefish flats for great fishing of all kinds , kayaking , paddle boarding and snorkeling . We are close to the 6 best beaches on the island ... 10 to 20 mins away by car.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the view from this house. We have been told by locals that it is one of the best views on the Island. In the morning one can watch the sun come up with a cup of coffee and in the evening there are glorious sunsets. Also, because of the location on the ridge, there is always a cool ocean breeze.We love the location...private , close to town and beaches. Everyday is an adventure on Exuma, whether it is discovering a new beach, fishing the flats or talking to folks from all over the world who love the sailing that the Exuma Cays provide.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Exuma

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 167 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms are tastefully tiled, decorated and very clean. Towels are provided. There are also extra towels to use as beach towels. Pump hand soap and toilet paper are provided in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Small but cozy/ plus another twin daybed in living area
  • The master and guest bedrooms downstairs both have en suite bathrooms, fans and AC. The small upstairs bedroom has one twin bed and a half bath. There is an additional twin daybed in the living room that can be used also. There is AC and fans for these areas too. There are linens for all beds and all bedrooms are tastefully appointed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please ask for directions to this very private location.The entire house is tiled and is very spacious and comfortable .The house and garden are situated on a 20,000 square foot lot surrounded by natural vegetation 40 feet above sea level . The Georgetown International Airport is very small and quaint but there are several major airlines that fly into GGT. Delta, United, American, US Air, Air Canada, Bahamasair, Silver and Sky all fly into this little airport. We have had good luck connecting in Atlanta on Delta which has a direct flight to Exuma and also on United and American , connecting in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Air Canada also offers some very good connections from the East Coast.There are several good car rental agencies and also taxi services. We suggest travel insurance in the summer months because we do not refund in case of hurricanes.You are welcome to rebook though at no additional charge.

Reviews

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Panoramic view of Exuma...36 5 star reviews...close to town and best beaches
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

A Terrific Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at the Hummingbird House and couldn't have been happier. The house is large and very spacious- there was plenty of space for 3 adults and 2 teenagers. It was immaculately clean and well-stocked with pretty much everything you could possibly need including a nice selection of books and local tourist information. We liked the floorplan that had the two large bedrooms and laundry on the main level and the huge living/dining/kitchen on the top floor (with the views!). If you are someone who needs multiple giant screen tv's you'd be disappointed as there is only one small screen tv (but we weren't in Exuma to watch tv). As everybody mentions, the second floor wraparound porch/verandah is the highlight of the house as it enables you to enjoy views in all directions of both coasts, sunrises and sunsets. Its high enough that you have a breeze and for the most part avoid the bugs (be wary of walking the bone-fish flats shoreline around sunset as the no-see-ums were ferocious!). The grounds surrounding the house are nicely landscaped with beautiful flowers.

The little roads accessing the property are part of the adventure. Our marginal Nissan Bluebird rental car made it but you do have to take it very easy. The house is far enough removed from the main highway that you don't get traffic noise and you feel that you have complete privacy without being totally isolated (there's no immediate neighbours but there are other houses in the area). We liked the central location which enabled us to drive to Georgetown in less than 10 minutes and the beaches of Little Exuma in about 20 minutes.

Perhaps the finest thing about renting this home was dealing with Margaret. She was constantly available to promptly answer questions via email and was always very helpful and pleasant. We had no issues that required us to contact her local property manager.

This is the type of place you'd like to keep as your own secret- a fantastic home rented to you by delightful people at a very reasonable price- hopefully we'll be able to go back again and again!

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure talking to you as well. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and hope you will visit us again in the future. Best regards,Margaret
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5

Home was beautiful and owner very responsive.

  • 5 of 5

Bahamians are really nice people. The water is an unbelievable blue. Groceries are 3x what you would pay in US. (Large bag of Lays potato chips is $10) We didn’t know conch shells need to be in checked bag so they were confiscated at airport (told they could be broken into a sharp weapon). We had a lot of rain with extensive flooding and very rough roads- needed to trade corolla in for a Rav 4 to have enough clearance.

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandy, Thank you so much for coming to our house and being such a considerate guest. I am sorry you had some rough weather. It is unusual to have alot of rain this time of year.Yes, things are a little more expensive on Exuma since it is an out island. We hope you will come again . All the best ,Margaret
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5

Wonderful View and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

The house is very spacious and comfortable. The balcony provides a beautiful view of both sides of the water, and the sunrises and sunsets. The home is two stories and has two large bedrooms and bathrooms on the floor level, and has a large kitchen, dining area, a nice living room/sitting area and another bathroom on the second level. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, toaster and coffee maker, and has plenty of dinner and cookware if you prefer to dine at home. Many other amenities are provided (bath and beach towels, bed linens, washer and dryer...). The owner of the home, Margaret, was very kind and responsive. She checked in with us during our stay to make sure everything met our expectations, and the manager, Wendy, that takes care of the house, was readily available in case we needed anything. The rental price was very reasonable. Definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in Exuma.

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bobbi , thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our house and thanks for being such a considerate guest.We hope you will visit again in the future. All the best , Margaret
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5

Beautiful and comfy paradise home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The hummingbird house was perfect for our family of 5! It was peaceful and the scenery was amazing, a 365 degree view of great exuma from the wraparound 2nd floor porch. The kitchen was perfectly stocked for cooking and meal prep, even lots of plastic food storage containers for leftovers....a perfect touch for a mom! I would highly recommend this house and would stay again. Margaret was great before the visit, providing lots of info about the house and island in advance, and once onsite on the island the property manager was always available for last minute questions. Hummingbird house felt like our own home, and was so much better than a hotel or resort. We were first-time VRBO users, so this first experience was great and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, great house and wonderful breezes

  • 5 of 5

The house was just great. Clean and everything you need for a week in paradise. We spent most of our time on the decks in the evening. The sunsets and breezes were the best. The views of the Atlantic and Caribbean are breathtaking. Pictures don't do it justice. Wendy was very helpful in answering any questions I had. Margaret the owner was so sweet during the whole process. I highly recommend this property. You can't beat the price and the exceptional quality of the home. If you come to exuma , be prepared for to be a lil adventurous, getting around is easy once you know what to do. It's hit or miss whether or not stores and restaurants will be open, so plan accordingly and call first. Things operate slowly, so be prepared to wait. That being said, the beaches, hoopers bay, Tropic of Cancer, and jolly hall are simply amazing. You won't be disappointed. Chat n chill and boat excursions are awesome too. Oh yea , fresh drinking water for the house is only a mile away. Fill the five gallon jugs the house provides for five bucks. Enjoy!... we're already planning a return trip!!!

  • Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was always a pleasure talking to you via emails. I am so happy you enjoyed the house and the island. We hope you will visit our house again in the future. All the best, Margaret
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5

An amazing, outstanding week with all we ever needed in this home.

  • 5 of 5

This home is excellent we stayed 6/2-9/17 with 2 bedrooms and a small room upstairs with a twin bed, there is also 2 full baths and a half bath, full kitchen, small living area, and kitchen table, dining table with a wrap around terrace outdoors AC in upstairs and downstairs rooms which you may or may not need. It was not on the beach, but we had plenty of beach time during our 7 day stay and the views were incredible.

The roads in Exuma are not great and the back roads aka limestone with pot holes everywhere are even worse! We rented a small Honda Fit car through Sure to Shore, Janese was super easy to work with and the car was cheaper than other agencies I looked into. (330 for week) Gas was around 4.60 a gallon, they drive on the left side of road and car. Avoid the holes and sides of road!

The Caribbean waters are shallow and so beautiful and very clear....clearest I have seen. Our favorite beaches were Forbes Hill and Tropic of Cancer on Little Exuma (about 30 minutes or so from house). We loved CocoPlum great in low tide for sand bars and shelling. Exuma Point is so super cool and we found many Conch shells there and it was the calmest waters we saw the whole trip. Jolly Hall and Hoopers Bay are also very beautiful.

We rented a small 15' whaler boat from Minns two days, excellent excellent MUST DO! Seriously so fun and so much to explore. Sand Dollar Beach is a score if you like shelling. My friend Geana saw Starfish to the west of Chat and Chill which is a must to visit! Try the Conch Salad and pet the Stingray or feed them if you wish. There are trails on several of the beaches you can boat to...walk the trail to the Atlantic...AMAZING! Our boat was 200 deposit, 310 for two day plus gas which was about 35.

We did the boat tour from Robert's Island Adventure, cheaper than other tours. We did the all day about 90 mile tour to see iguanas, swim with pigs, swim in the Thunderball Grotto, swim with sharks, and go to a sand go to a sandbar in the middle of the ocean...this was 370. for two people. The tour was our spurge for our anniversary and well worth it for a one time experience.

We brought breakfast and ate dinner usually in our home...lunch we ate out. We spent anywhere from 40-75 for lunch for 2 people. I usually had one drink with lunch. Our favorite meals were at Santana's on Little Exuma (fried lobster), Shirley's Fish Fry (blackened grouper and the fish sandwich were are fav). Fanny's is close and good for a meal and relaxed.

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tara , We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Hummingbird house . It was a pleasure talking to you and we hope you will come again in the near future . Thanks and all the best , Margaret
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Exuma International (GGT)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Yellow Tails Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Georgetown
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sandals
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Yellow Tails, Cheaters, February Point , Haulaway
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Stocking Island
Car: recommended

The Hummingbird House is a tastefully appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house located on a ridge less than 4 miles south of Georgetown. With the 800 square foot wrap-around balcony, one can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views and the azure colors of both the Atlantic and Caribbean waters (including Elizabeth Harbour, Master Harbour, Crab Cay and the southern bonefish flats). Enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets from this deck which provides sun and shade. Wake up to the tranquil sounds of hummingbirds and bananaquits that frequent the tropical gardens surrounding the house. We are off the beaton path but close to town and beaches.

Enjoy all of the vistas and cool ocean breezes from the open living room and dining areas upstairs. The upper level also has a fully equipped kitchen, pantry, small bedroom (twin bed) and a half bath. There is an additional twin daybed in the living room for an extra guest. Downstairs there are two bedrooms (king and queen beds) with en suite bathrooms and a laundry room.

The house is located 20 minutes or less by car from the beautiful southern beaches, including Hooper's Bay, Jolly Hall, Stocking Island, Forbes Hill and the world famous Tropic of Cancer (voted among the top ten beaches of the world by “Island Living” magazine). The bonefish flats, known for world-class fishing, are a 5 minute walk away and the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park is 5 minutes away by car. These waters are fabulous for kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and other water sports.

The private location of this house provides the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and tranquility despite being close to several restaurants and the amenities of the quaint town of George Town. Whether you enjoy relaxing, golfing, bird watching, beach combing, fishing, water sports or night life, the Hummingbird House is your home away from home for enjoying all the cays have to offer.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Exuma

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
nightly
Feb 21 2018 - Jun 1 2019
4 night minimum stay
C$221
C$1,518
C$5,060
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
C$1,518
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$316.25

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We do suggest travel insurance in the summer because we do not refund because of a hurricane cancellation . You can rebook for a later date at no charge but there is no refund.Cleaning service before arrival and after departure included in rental fee. Sorry, no pets.There are two large bedrooms ( king and queen beds) with a small bedroom (twin ) and an additional twin daybed in living room. There may be extra damage fees required or a fee for extra electric use. We do charge an extra 15.00 per person per nightafter 4 guests. And we ask that guests be 25 years or older unless traveling with parents. One must be 25 to rent a car in the Bahamas . Check in is 4 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. The house is not suitable for young children , please check with the owners for more details .We do have a strict cancellation policy . Please ask about stays for over one month too . Please read the house booklet for info about the house and contact us for directions and a key location before arrival. Hope you can come...it is paradise!

Manager'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.
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