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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We are happy and grateful to report that the recent hurricane activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean stayed well away from our wonderful island and has not effected Exuma. Our resort and Island services are running as usual- Exuma looks forward to seeing you :)

WE ARE BOOKING FOR WINTER 2017/2018. Contact us today to get the best choice of dates !

The best of Exuma is close at hand when you arrive at Villa #30, a choice location at the Palm Bay Beach Club. This well designed & well stocked villa faces beautiful Elizabeth Harbour & you’re only a few barefoot steps to the beach & the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. This large (approx 700 sq ft) unit comfortably holds 4 people. Villa #30 has been outfitted with many extras to make you feel at home and provides a clean and comfortable setting for your getaway. New in 2017 - deck with 2 comfy loungers facing the water just for Villa 30! Our guests have the use of all resort amenities. George Town shuttle, pools & beaches, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computers & concierge service. Nearby Jolly Hall beach is another pristine area (5-10 min beach walk) to relax & take in the never ending views. The location of the resort is central on the island and allows easy access to travel and amenities. The out Islands of the Bahamas will introduce you to the wide open & unspoiled sandy beaches. If you're traveling w/ family, young or old or looking for a peaceful get-away destination, Villa #30 welcomes you to Exuma.

Check out our reviews from guests who have enjoyed our location and returned again and again..........

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy and Fred Helfrick
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Our family made annual escapes from the frozen north for several years and we now make the beautiful island of Great Exuma our regular destination. Settling in and enjoying the simple life couldn't be easier. Even as they've grown and are making the trip by themselves, our kids spend hours beachcombing as the tide reveals it's treasures. Traveling with friends has been made easy as our villa easily accommodates all of us. Room to relax, nature's beauty to enjoy and time to take it all in is why we love it. We hope you will too!

Kathy and Fred Helfrick purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kathy and Fred Helfrick chose George Town

Our family made many trips to all inclusive sunny locations and took advantage of all they had to offer. Our one complaint was always the crowds of people and schedules to adhere to- we wanted to leave all of that at home. Our first trip to Exuma took us back in time and into the holiday postcard beaches, unspoiled and pristine. When we found a spot that offered all the comforts we enjoy as well as easy access to beaches and a slower way of life we couldn't help but jump in.

What makes this villa unique

Location - prime beachfront location within the resort and central on the island for amenities and touring. Villa 30 is especially comfortable as it is set up as our holiday home with all the comforts and conveniences.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just never tire of the beauty and Villa 30 is very well supplied and and great place on the beach for us to relax. We always meet interesting people and the locals are truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Apr 2014
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George Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be split into 2 twin beds
  • Comfortable queen size Murphy bed in living area with hotel rated mattress sleeps 2 persons.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our pricing includes resort fees that allows use of resort shuttle to/from George Town, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computer use, front desk concierge and bellman service. Welcome breakfast package on arrival (cereal, bread, milk, butter, coffee and tea). Sand pails, shovels and toys, beach towels, beach bags, a variety of fins, masks and snorkels available with unit. Departure cleaning included in pricing Shampoo, paper towel, toilet paper and soaps are available in start up amounts and will be a part of your groceries for your stay. Sailboats & bbq available to rent from resort. Recently rates EXCELLENT by Tripadvisor!!


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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 55 reviews

Perfect Location for Much Needed Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa 30. This time we decided to pack and check a cooler since the kitchen is so well stocked. (Homemade pizzas, roast chicken, chicken salad, pasta dishes....all your cookware and cutlery are there at the villa) The markets have food, but tends to be very pricey. One afternoon a local charter captain dropped off some folks at the dock and had extra lobster they caught and gave us one!! With the villa being right on the water, we were able to turn off the a/c during the day (and most nights) and open the windows for comfortable Caribbean breezes coming through. We rented a boat from Minn's and the location of Villa 30 allows you to tie the boat at the dock and load/unload easily. Getting into town is easy with shuttle service provided by Hideaways. We rented a car to go up to Coco Plum Beach which was breathtaking. On a side note...we did experience flight cancellations with American Airlines which required us to miss two nights of our time in Exuma, but Kathy was able to communicate with the resort staff and let them know what was happening as well as keeping us updated on what she knew about the issues at the airport keeping American from landing. We emailed back and forth probably ten times and her responses took no more that about 10 minutes. She really goes out of her way to make your holiday spectacular and she treats you like one of her family. Can't wait to return to Exuma and stay at Villa 30.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that your delay in arrival didn't put a damper on your relaxing holiday. Thank you for the insight that you've provided to future guests who we hope will discover Exuma soon. We look forward to your next visit:) Kathy and Fred
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Wonderful 20th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip . We had the whole place to ourselves. Cottage was perfect. Everyone in Georgetown and surrounding areas were very nice and helpful. We're already planning our next trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations once again on 20 years together! So glad to hear that Exuma and Villa 30 were the perfect spot for your getaway. I look forward to hearing from you again. Enjoy your sunny memories .
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A Beautiful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at villa 30 was simply amazing. We felt right at home due to the hospitality of the owners (Kathy and Fred) and the ocean views were breathtaking! We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that Villa 30 met your expectations and it sounds as though your family had a wonderful time enjoying g Exuma. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope you'll visit again :)
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Little Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Great little place! Fantastic view! Very clean, comfortable bed, and nice linens. Great center island location.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Exuma. The villa was perfect for our needs. It is well furnished and close to several good restaurants. The shuttle service to town was a nice extra. We couldn't get enough of Jolly Hall beach...truly a gem of the island. We are already thinking ahead to our next trip.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woy Woy, Australia

Gotta love it!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable fully equipped one bedroom two bathroom unit fronting Elizabeth Harbour - could sit on the deck and view the bay, walk 15 steps and go for a swim, walk 5 minutes to beautiful Jolly Hall Beach or just go use the resort pool and kayaks - what a choice. Although part of the resort it was quite private. Unit was clean, had good air-conditioning and the start up kit provided by the owners was very generous and excellent. The location of the unit is very good, about 10mins drive from Georgetown and good food choices close by. We enjoyed it ....

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Prime Island Deli and Meats and Grocery
Tropical Accents Gift Shop
Sandpiper Boutique
Salt Pond
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Exuma International Airport GGT
Nearest Beach
At your door

George Town, Great Exuma, The Exumas, Bahamas, Caribbean (Villa is Waterfront Sandy Beach Just Steps Away...) Convenient location is less than 2 miles into George Town for shopping & sightseeing. An enjoyable walk or resort shuttle ride. Kayaks and paddle boat included in pricing to enjoy the harbor. Car rental is available across the road from the resort. Boat & scooter rental available in George Town. The 'Fish Fry' area, famous on each of the Bahamian Islands is just a 10 minute walk & offers the catch of the day to locals & tourists alike. Savor the conch salad, grilled grouper or weekend barbeque! The unit looks towards Stocking Island - to see it 'up close' you can catch the shuttle boat from Georgetown pier or the resort dock that will drop you off there for a day of exploring or head to Fowl Cay for outstanding snorkeling. As the bone fishing capital of the world, Exuma has many guides available to show you the best spots.

Fantastic daytrip availble to see the swimming pigs at Major Cay.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, geocaching, Parasailing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Emerald Reef Golf Club at Sandals - Greg Norman Par 72 course nearby (Course rates apply)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $90
VAT on taxable items/wk $65

Pricing includes Villa 30 welcome breakfast. NOTE:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.