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Ferry Side Villa Is A Modern Seaside 4 Bedroom Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large Great Room, Bright And Airy, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths And More

In the middle of the house is a very large great room, bright and airy, with picture windows and sliding glass doors that open onto a large elevated patio overlooking the harbor. Within the great room are wide open living, dining and kitchen areas, and a powder room. A bedroom suite is located at each end of the house, and each suite features two bedrooms and a shared bath.

Amenities include Central Air Conditioning, High Speed Wireless Internet Service and Satellite TV. 4G speed GSM cell phone service is available throughout the Bahamas.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Dave

The owners are the founder and the principal of Venta Prep School in Carp, Ontario. One of the owners will celebrate her 104nd birthday soon. Then she'll be coming to Exuma to get away from the cold for a couple of weeks herself.

Dave purchased this house in 1995

Why Dave chose Exuma

I've been a regular visitor to Little Exuma for over 52 years.

What makes this house unique

This home has a unique location. This is one of the very few Exuma rentals located on a paved road. Easily accessible, but still very private, right on the shore with views over the harbor and ocean clear to the horizon. From the Deck you will see some of the most spectacular sunsets imaginable. Many of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world are nearby, as close as 1/2 mile away.


Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Note: water is precious here, so please help us conserve
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Note: water is precious here, so please help us conserve
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room can be set up with 2 singles if requested
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This room can be set up with 2 singles if requested
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Ocean View, slider to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , ocean view, slider to deck
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Ferry Side Villa Is A Modern Seaside 4 Bedroom Home
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Christmas in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Ferry Side Villa was Christmas in paradise.

We arrived Christmas Eve and spent a week enjoying Exuma. We had 2 families with a total of 8 adults. The house was exactly like the photos, very neat and clean, enough room for all comfortably. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes and appliances needed although we did not eat there much. There was enough linens as well as beach towels and chairs, which was a plus because we went to the beach everyday. The deck is quite large overlooking a beautiful Bay, nice to look at and to kayak from.

Our group spent a lot of time at the beaches on Little Exuma. Forbes Hill beach was our favorite, smaller than Tropic of Cancer beach but quieter and had shade when needed. It was also closer to Ferry Side. Santana's is a must, we went there twice. Our group spent a day with Roberts Island adventures exploring Pig Island, the sand bar, Thunderball Grotto, and swimming with sharks. I would have liked another 2 days to do a few more things so I guess that gives us a reason to return.

Anytime we had a question about the house or how things worked at the house, Dave was very quick to respond which helped make this stay very relaxing and enjoyable. Exuma and the Bahamas are a wonderful place to spend the holidays.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Rented house for yearly fly fishing trip to the Bahamas. Plenty of room for the six of us (each having own bed.) Perfect location for those wanting to get away from it all. Georgetown, groceries, liquor etc. all within about 15 minute drive, 30 minutes or so from the airport. Our host Dave and cleaning staff were very accommodating and made us feel welcome and taken care of. Kitchen and amenities were top notch. TV had full compliment of channels, perfect for six guys wanting to watch sports at night after day of hardcore fishing. Small bar literally 100 yards down the road, made us feel at home there.

Views off the back of the house were spectacular. Rented Kayaks and had access to a lot of good fishing flats without driving. The major fishing flats were about a 10 minute drive away. You'd need some local info on how to access them however, which we did. Used local guides daily and they picked us up at the house or met them at the boat ramp about 1/4 mile away which we walked to.

The island in general was beyond beautiful. Hard to put to words, unspoiled, breathtaking blue as you'll ever see anywhere on the planet. Friendly locals, safe and LAID BACK! Highly recommend a 4 wheel drive vehicle as a lot of the roads off main road are a little tough to get through without it.

The only drawbacks had nothing to do with the property. Lots of sharks if you want to wade for bonefish - wouldn't recommend swimming unless you're not afraid of them. Just takes a little getting used to. Lots of misquitos and "no-see ums" at night time. Apparently there are scorpions on the island as I brought one home to NC in my bag by mistake. That's all part of the Bahamas. The island is as "non-touristy" as you could want. There is a Sandals resort up north but the only time we were aware of those high maintenance visitors was when they got off the plane at the airport.

All in all, great rental property. Well worth the price. Plan on coming back next year with same group.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael for your review. I would like to clarify that the sharks you refer to are small juveniles who hang around the flats until they grow up and move out to deep water. Visitors who come to swim at the beaches will be very, very unlikely to ever encounter any shark. ;-) I've owned property on a nearby beach sine 1964 and never seen even one there. Dave
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better than we expected. Its is wider than what the pictures show, and the rooms are as beautiful as they appear. The location was perfect as we rented a car and where able to drive to all the beautiful beaches around and to Georgetown. Everything is quite close by . We even got to see dolphins swimming in front of the house on the last day of our stay.

Thank you Dave and Judy! It was a beautiful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Victoria. We would love to host your family again. I'm very glad that you got to see the dolphins in the harbor. I have not personally seen them in so close to the house, though others have told me about their visits.
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Brasil 🇧🇷 - Los Angeles

Great Location..

  • 5 of 5

We Loved the house, great location, host were super helpful, house is soo nice and peaceful. Fully equipped with everything you need to cook. Looking forward to go next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back.
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A "Booking dot Yeah!" Moment!

  • 5 of 5

The moment kids walked in and said "Wow! Cool! Awesome!" I know I made a right choice! It was a "Booking dot Yeah!" moment!! We had two families, total 3 adults and 4 kids. All loved it.

The pictures hardly do the justice. The center large open area is intimately inviting. The rooms separates to two sides wings for easy access and privacy. Decorations are heart felt. The kitchen is FULLY stocked. We planned to cook in, and had no problem with the inventory they have (but I do recommend bringing a good larger cutting knife).

The host couple is as local as you will get. Over 50 years in Bahamas, and they've got tons of scary and funny stories that got the kids eyes popping. Extremely nice people and make every effort to make our stay comfortable - they even delivered toilet papers during the first nigh as the market have closed already. They've also prepared three 5 gallons of drinking water ready before we arrived.

The location is great also. 15-20 min drive to Georgetown, but not too far with little planning of in-town activities and and market shopping times. There are fishermen selling their daily catch around 4pm at the bridge dock, which is walk-able or 1-2 min drive. Fresh fish, conch, etc. Within short drive further down, you will reach couple secluded beach locations. Oh, yeah, there is a little local bar with pool table just across the street.

Overall, it was a great choice and a great value for the price. Thanks you, Mr. and Mrs. D. for the wonderful time!!

Lastly, you will need to be conscious in using water as it is precious.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris, We look forward to hosting your families again.
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Caledon Ontario Canada

A Great Location for Chilling and Relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

Ferry Side Villa was the perfect accommodation for our first visit to Little Exuma. It has a very airy open feeling, and the full windows in the great room provide an amazing view. Very spacious. Dave and Lorraine were very accommodating and provided us with lots of information to make our vacation a memorable experience. Renting a car allows easy access to great beaches, restaurants, and site seeing. Highly recommend a day out on the waters with Theo Gray. The highlight was having a family of dolphins playing right beside our boat! Little Exumas is marked on our travel calendar for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your terrific review. You were great guests, and the house was in terrific shape when you checked out. I noted that you gave us four stars rather than the five that your review implies. Is there something you think we could have done to improve that rating?
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Exuma International Airport (GGT, MYEF)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Turtle Pond, Tropical Breeze, Santanna's, Cheaters
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Emerald Reef
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
The Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Turtle Pond, Tropical Breeze, Santanna's, Cheaters
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Cut Beach, Fort Beach, Tropic of Cancer Beach
Car: necessary

Some of the prettiest beaches in the world are located right on Little Exuma. It's very possible to spend all day on any of several gorgeous white sand beaches within a five minute drive of the Ferry and not see another person all day. Launch a kayak or start your bonefishing adventure at the edge of the lawn. Nightlife is as close as a 1/2 mile away, or the clubs in George Town are only a 10 mile drive. The new Tropical Breeze restaurant (Great reviews) and the famous Santanna's (legendary gathering place) are just a short drive to the East.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

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.