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Finest Beachfront on the Island

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View from Upstairs Balcony

View from Upstairs Balcony View from Ground Level Patio Kitchen/Dining Dining/Bar Dining/Bar/Kitchen Great room/Nana wall Great room Great room/TV area 1st Floor Master Kids Room Upstairs master #1 Upstairs master #1 Bath Upstairs master #2 View from Master #1 View from Master #2 Upstairs Balcony View of pool area from upstairs Balcony Down stairs patio Pool meets Ocean View as your drive up Sunset at the pool Swimming Pigs !!! Shore Lunch with Harris Back yard


Last updated: 04/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Jimmy Hill villa description

The finest beachfront on the Island. Only 2 minutes for the Airport. This property features the most upscale amenities available. Including: Nana wall system 20ft opening glass wall on the oceanside. 12ft x 30ft ground level patio. Outdoor table seating for 10, outdoor lounge seating set. Gas BBQ. Upstairs master suites with ocean front Balcony. 2 person walk in shower. Kids room with sleeping for four. 1st floor master w/jacuzzi rain shower. High end appliances including, kitchenaid oven/cook top, dishwasher, fridgerator/freezer, pop/beer fridge, wine fridge, microwave/speed cook unit. Satellite TV in great room and master bedroom, TV/DVD in all bedrooms, Indoor & outdoor stereo systems. Tommy Bahama/Nautica furniture.

Ocean front Infinity pool with 4 'Jumbrella' units, chase lounges, table & chairs. Miles of beach in each direction.

Nothing to do, But I never get it done: From the moment you arrive you'll feel relaxed with 'nothing to do'.
When you leave you'll wonder where all the time went.

Enjoy the home with the great pool and beach. But don't miss the rest of the Island. Great Friendly locals, good food and lots of fun. Visit the Chat & Chill by water taxi for a great day, food, drink & fun. Catch a fire Bar & Grill for the most amazing sunsets and Fine Dining. Alyshia's for a quite diner. The Local Fish fry for good food with the locals. A drink with Doc at Peace & Plenty. Monday nite Rake n Scrape at Eddies for music & dancing. Friday nite band at Two Turtles.

Get out on the water. It is a MUST!!

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Housekeeper


          • Limited Accessibility
          • Events Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Jacuzie Rain Shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            2 person walk in shower...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Shower head & Hand Held...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

            Shower head & Hand Held...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Can arrange: Private Chef, Boat trips, Fishing Guide, Dive Trip,Golf, Dining Tips, House keeping....moreless


              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Video Library
              • Video Game Console
              • Video Games


                  • Away From It All


                  • Necessary
                  • Recommended


                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Marina
                  • Reefs
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Walking

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Waterfront
                  • Beachfront:

                    Walk 2 miles in either direction. Great sandy beach...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Dining Area

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Air Conditioning
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Alarm Clock
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Local Maps
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Internet
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Parking
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Telephone
                              • Garage
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Parking Off Street

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Freezer
                                  • Oven
                                  • Microwave
                                  • Grill
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Blender
                                  • Mini Refrigerator
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Catering Available
                                  • Kitchen
                                  • Ice Maker


                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Patio
                                  • Porch / Veranda
                                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                  • Walkway To Water
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Balcony

                                  Payment Type

                                  • Amex
                                  • Visa
                                  • Mastercard

                                  Pool / Spa

                                  • Shared Hot Tub
                                  • Communal Pool
                                  • Outdoor Pool
                                  • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                  • Hot Tub
                                  • Heated Pool


                                  Write a review
                                  • Great Spot

                                    Great Spot

                                    • Guest Gibber (Toronto, On)
                                    • Date of stay 02/27/14
                                    • Review Submitted 03/24/14
                                    My wife and our two very young boys headed to this VRBO along with another couple and their two young kids. I had some fears about travelling with kids etc but Unit 1 at Jimmy Hill was the perfect setting to make our family trip amazing. The villa is in a spectacular setting, views that are tough to beat anywhere, very well kept grounds (thanks to Marco), stunning pool with hot tub was great for the kids and the beach right out front was unbeatbale. The villa is really nicely appointed with 3 very large rooms and a 4th that is perfect for up to 4 kids to share. All the bathrooms were large and I enjoyed the owners taste for great showers. The ground floor is all open concept which was excellent for meal times with the kids and the kicthen was very well finished. This place is nice!! Even nicer when you look out the front doors and see only blue waters with the odd dolphin swimming by. The owner was a huge help in giving us some guidance in seeing the island. We did a boat trip with Sugar Adventures which I highly recommend (his new parner T-T is fantastic). I think renting cars and cruising the other beaches and into town is a must. Not much we didn't really love about this. This unit has lots of privacy and views. The only thiing to watch for would be the sand flies in the early evening as they can be tough on the feet and legs. For us this place was great. The owner has an amazing spot that I suggest works for many different travellers looking for a higher end villa on beautiful island. We will be back.

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                                  • Amazing villa!

                                    Amazing villa!

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 10/16/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/10/14
                                    This review is long overdue. We traveled in October of last year from Wilmington, NC. We had 3 couples on our trip, who are all very we'll traveled and like to stay in upscale places. The MacShack exceeded our expectations. The villa was so nice and well kept. The pool and beach were unbelievable gorgeous! And Mike, the owner, was so pleasant to deal with. We had the entire property to ourselves the entire week. It was a wonderful vacation, and when we go back to Great Exuma we will be calling Mike to stay in his villa!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                                  • best family vacation for making memories

                                    best family vacation for making memories

                                    • Guest Memory Makers
                                    • Date of stay 02/15/14
                                    • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                                    the Mac Shack was perfect in every way. we travel a great deal and have stayed at some fine places, but this was at the top. From the minute you open the door and see that view, see the furnishings, see the layout of the house , to all the amenities , you know this was going to be a great week. We were a family of 8 (daughters, sons-in law and 8 and 5 yr old) and this house was perfect for us. The location is great. We got to know the neighbors and every night we would get together . Great time! The recommended restaurants, the trip with Sugar Adventures(got to use Sugar) was spot on. We are making memories with our grandsons and this was at the top of their list. The Derrick Family

                                    Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                                  • Spectacular home in a spectacular location

                                    Spectacular home in a spectacular location

                                    • Guest Stacy T.
                                    • Date of stay 12/15/13
                                    • Review Submitted 01/03/14
                                    Our family had a fantastic vacation at the "Mac Shack." The home is very well appointed with great amenities, it's well maintained, and it's incredibly spacious and comfortable. We spent a week at the house with our two small children (ages 2 and 5), so the children's room (with bunks and a trundle bed) was a huge help and the pool and beach couldn't have been more lovely or conveniently located. We really felt like we were in paradise. Thanks go to Mike for being so helpful and hospitable. He was full of great restaurant/activity recommendations, he was extremely responsive through the inquiry and reservation process...overall, he was fantastic to work with. I am hoping to make a return trip in 2014!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                                  • Truly the Best!

                                    Truly the Best!

                                    • Guest Anonymous
                                    • Date of stay 05/23/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/21/13
                                    Mike's home exceeded our expectations for our intimate family wedding. The views, landscaping and amenities are amazing, the water spectacular, the privacy priceless. And true to all reviews, Mike could not have been more gracious, offering sound advice and always making himself available to answer any questions prior to our arriving. In fact, he was even helpful in the wedding plans, helping me pick the location on the beach for photography (the coral cove to the left of the house on the beach -- magnificent!), find the wedding planner, recommend activities for our guests and generally instill confidence that this was going to be an amazing experience. And it truly was a wonderful, memorable experience. Thanks, Mike!

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  • Exceeded All Expectations

                                    Exceeded All Expectations

                                    • Guest Dan H.
                                    • Date of stay 03/23/13
                                    • Review Submitted 07/04/13
                                    The Mac house exceeded our expectations and Mike was a joy to work with during the process. My Wife an i own a high end property on Homeaway so we tend to be picky.....but don't be concerned as I believe this is the best available rental on Great Exuma and the beachfront is truly magical. In fact so much so a picture I took is my IPOD home screen. My family and I really had a great time and although with my Brother In Laws family with us making it a party of eight we were extremely comfortable in this property. The amenities of the complex are wonderful such as the Saltwater pool and Jacuzzi but the location of this property is beyond belief.....five minutes away from the Airport but your immersed into a world of 100 shades of blue as you enter and see the amazing view of the Ocean walking through the front door. Mike, thank you for everything including all of the great suggestions like Harris and Sugar Adventures. If your traveling soon to the Exuma's this is the place you should is worth every penny and will exceed your expectations. Mike, we look forward to having your Family at our property this Summer, and hope you are as happy as we were with your beautiful home. Dan and Laura.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                                  • Wow...exceeded our expectations!!

                                    Wow...exceeded our expectations!!

                                    • Guest Enrique T.
                                    • Date of stay 04/19/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/30/13
                                    My wife and I just returned from a fantastic week with our 2 kids (4 & 2yo). This rental is amazing down to every last detail. It is something you don't normally see in a vacation rental. We live at the beach and my wife was taking pictures of the various "beach" themed decor items . We travel to the caribbean 3 times a year and found this to be one of the most comfortable rentals we have ever had. Since we had the little one's with us we ate most lunches out; and our dinners in the fully equipped kitchen. The pool and hot-tub were a hit with my kids and we loved strolling the long powdery white beach at sunset. Winds were a bit high during our visit so there were no bugs which was great but that meant the ocean was not flat calm every day- not a big deal since there are so many places nearby that are blocked from wind. We rented a car and explored several different beaches around the island. Cocoplum at low tide was the highlight. You can walk for what feels like a mile on a sandbar collecting sand dollars. The home was conveniently located near the airport and not too far from Georgetown (15 min). We rented a boat from Minn's on Sunday and enjoyed exploring more sandbars, secluded beaches, and the Sunday Pig Roast at Chat n' Chill. Other highlights included a visit to Tropic of Cancer Beach and Santanna's restaurant (best lobster on island!); and conch salad at Big D's - special shout out to Uncle Alvin...thanks for making my salad HOT!! We hope to return to this great home and fantastic island before the year is over.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 7/7

                                  • Perfect!


                                    • Guest Lee (Sherwood, WI)
                                    • Date of stay 03/30/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/21/13
                                    We stayed here with four adults and three children(ages 13 to 5) for 8 days. We could not have asked for anything better. The house was beautiful and exceeded our expectations. The pool and beach/ocean are steps away and are stunning. It felt like "home" the minute we got there. We have traveled to many locations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean and this ranks at the top. We are already dreaming when we can return. Thank You Mike(owner) for the use of your house and all the helpful tips prior to our arrival. I can't think of a better place to spend a vacation with family and friends!

                                    Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

                                  • Jerry, Chicago Area, IL. USA

                                    Jerry, Chicago Area, IL. USA

                                    • Guest Jer (Chicago Area, IL. USA)
                                    • Date of stay 04/10/13
                                    • Review Submitted 04/19/13
                                    My wife and I are returning guests to this unit. We wrote the review on our stay in July 2010 and the only thing that is different today is the landscaping is far more mature and beautiful. Maintenance and upkeep here are way above average, the place still feels new. Mike, the owner is clearly investing money and keeping this a 5 star destination. The number island spots for dinner / drinks has increased and you can tell that the competition is still raising the bar. Contact Harris at Sugar Adventure Tours for the most amazing shore lunch ever, we did that again and it will be on our agenda the next time we book this incredible unit. This outstanding destination keeps getting better.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                                  • Best vacation!

                                    Best vacation!

                                    • Guest Lauren (Missouri)
                                    • Date of stay 03/10/13
                                    • Review Submitted 03/25/13
                                    My stay at this property was beyond amazing! The house is beautiful and the view is nothing short of stunning!! The water is crystal clear and beach access is just steps away and very private. I felt like a celebrity staying in this property! Special thank you to Kelly for her hospitality and for showing us the beautiful islands near by and all the fun things to do!! I would highly recommend!

                                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Dec 18 - Jan 4
                                  2 night min stay
                                  My Standard Rate
                                  2 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Exit Cleaning $150
                                  • Tax Rate 10%



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                                  Last updated: 04/06/2014
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                                  • Nearest Airport: Georgetown at 2 Miles
                                  • Nearest Golf: Sandels Emerald Reef at 5 Miles

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 2008

                                  About the owner: Here is the three kids enjoying another boring day in Exuma. They couldn't bring the family dog, so they had to settle for the swimming pigs.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Jimmy Hill:
                                  Very private and secluded, yet can easily access all of the island amenities.

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                                  Speaks: english



                                  • View from Upstairs Balcony

                                    View from Upstairs Balcony

                                  • Kitchen/Dining


                                  • Dining/Bar/Kitchen


                                  • Great room

                                    Great room

                                  • 1st Floor Master

                                    1st Floor Master

                                  • Upstairs master #1

                                    Upstairs master #1

                                  • Upstairs master #2

                                    Upstairs master #2

                                  • View from Master #2

                                    View from Master #2

                                  • View of pool area from upstairs Balcony

                                    View of pool area from upstairs Balcony

                                  • Pool meets Ocean

                                    Pool meets Ocean

                                  • Sunset at the pool

                                    Sunset at the pool

                                  • Shore Lunch with Harris

                                    Shore Lunch with Harris

                                  • View from Ground Level Patio

                                    View from Ground Level Patio

                                  • Dining/Bar


                                  • Great room/Nana wall

                                    Great room/Nana wall

                                  • Great room/TV area

                                    Great room/TV area

                                  • Kids Room

                                    Kids Room

                                  • Upstairs master #1 Bath

                                    Upstairs master #1 Bath

                                  • View from Master #1

                                    View from Master #1

                                  • Upstairs Balcony

                                    Upstairs Balcony

                                  • Down stairs patio

                                    Down stairs patio

                                  • View as your drive up

                                    View as your drive up

                                  • Swimming Pigs !!!

                                    Swimming Pigs !!!

                                  • Back yard

                                    Back yard

                                  $600 per night (USD)

                                  4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 10

                                  View calendar: Updated 04/06/14
                                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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