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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 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: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Water is precious here, so please.. no long showers etc.
  • Electricity is very expensive here. Any guest leaving windows or doors open with the AC running will forfeit their security deposit. No exceptions.
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
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • 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


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Ferry Side Villa Is A Modern Seaside 4 Bedroom Home
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Clean, comfortable, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing vacation!!! Dave was such a great host!!! The house was absolutely perfect for what we needed!!! Can’t wait to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Excellent Villa to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation in Exuma staying in Dave's place, very quiet Villa facing the water, but it's not a beach so you can't really walk into it with bare feet, Dave gave us all the info we needed, really appreciate for his help! Tips for Exuma, rent a car if you want to explorer the island, many great beaches like Tropical cancer, Cocoplum, three sisters etc. Also reserve the boat ahead from Minn's, you will have a lot of fun on the water, and go to Man-O-War sand bar, it's just amazing. Just beware the island has many small mosquitos, bring the repellent!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & great view on beautiful island of Exuma

  • 5 of 5

Went down for a week with my family (wife, parents & sister). We had a great time & found Dave's home to be a great spot.

The house was clean, very pretty, and had a fantastic view w/ great beaches (Forbes Hill & Tropic of Cancer) only a quick 5-10 minutes down the road on the island of Little Exuma. Georgetown was about 20-25 minutes away, airport took us about 40 mins (lots of pot holes on Queen's Highway).

Dave was great! We needed the grill set up and texted him thru VRBO, he had someone over in 15 minutes. Gave great advice on where to go and what to do (Cocoplum Beach during low tide).

We would stay here again. Only bummer was that there isn't a beach out front, its more of a lagoon so you can't walk along the beach. You will have to drive 5+ mins to a beach but the Forbes Hill beach literally had no one else there & was gorgeous (same with Tropic of Cancer, 10+ mins away).

The lagoon area & waterfront would probably be ideal & perfect for a bone fishing group. We wish we would've had our rods/reel to throw out from the backyard, still cool seeing sharks & stingrays swim around.

Thanks again Dave! Great home on a gorgeous island!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Dave was great in every aspect of planning and booking our trip. House is beautiful and well maintained. Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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View to the flats

  • 5 of 5

Ferry Side is a very nice house set up just right with four bedrooms for a group. If you are a bone fisherman this is the place for you. Just remember It's about a 20 minute drive into Georgetown but close to Little Exuma sites. Dave is very helpful and everything in the house is neat clean and works great.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable vacations! Excellent choice!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 together with a friend spent 6 wonderful days at the Exumas. The “Ferry side Villa” was an excellent choice for our stay. The house is immediately after the bridge that connects Great Exuma to Little Exuma and is really close to wonderful and pristine beaches with the best sea color we had ever seen.

The house has a beautiful terrace with great water view. We enjoyed the outside grill as well as cooking and spending time at the house which is very comfortable and well equipped. We woke up and went to bed early in order to enjoy the days during winter time.

I really appreciated all the travel guides and books found in the house to learn about the Exumas, the Bahamas and the Caribbean as well as all the information provided.

We relaxed and enjoyed the different paradisiac beaches: Tropic of Cancer, Coco Plum Beach – a perfect spot for kite surfers and beautiful place to collect sand dollars- and those closer to the house. I would definitely recommend to rent a car. You will need it and it is worth to drive along the island and visit the different towns.

We tasted the Bahamian cuisine: crab salad, fish, conch fritters and rice, as well as the 2 Bahamian beers ‘’Sands’’ and ‘’Kalik’’.

We took a great tour on a motor boat that departed from Great Exuma and were able to meet the swimming pigs, rays and iguanas and visited beautiful beaches and islands. We also met people from different countries visiting the region.

People are very friendly in the island. Visitors to the islands are also very open to chat.

My last words are for Dave and his wife Lorraine. We want to thank them for their warm hospitality, all their information, tips and recommendations on best beaches, restaurants etc. They were ready to help us and answer to our questions or needs. We did as instructed in the welcome letter and bought all the groceries as soon as we left the airport. We enjoyed Lorraine’s passion with photos and had the great opportunity to spend some moments when Dave and Lorraine shared their feelings and experience of living in this distant part of the world. We will treasure this moments forever. The visit to the Exumas and the experience at the ‘’Ferry Side villa’’ wouldn’t have been the same without them! Theyhelped us not to feel so far away from home (Argentina) in these isolated isles. In sum, Unforgettable vacations! We really hope to come back soon. Ines, Carlos, Malena, Maria, Santiago and Tomas.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Property Damage Insurance $99

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.

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