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

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Exuma House Rental Photos and Description

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

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 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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mike and Margaret Barton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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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 Bahamas

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.

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. 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
New Holstein, WI
5

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what I was looking for! It's located out of town and with no neighbors nearby, which made sitting on deck very peaceful. The view was amazing!

The house setup is great. I really liked the open concept with the common rooms upstairs and having the bedrooms on the main floor. A friend of mine came on the trip, and having our own ensuite bathrooms was very convenient. The house is well equipped and communication with Margaret was above and beyond my expectations.

If (more like when) I make it back to Exuma, I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi.Thank you so much for coming to the house and the kind review. Hope you will come again. Warm regards, Margaret
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5

Staying at Hummingbird House was delightful and very relaxing. Highly recommend this cozy spot.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Hummingbird House for one week in August 2016. The house is on a quiet street so we never saw any neighbours during our stay... which was fine by us. Our group consisted of two adults, two children and one infant. We all had plenty of space whenever we decided to stay in. The kids especially loved having a day bed in the living room so they could cozy up to watch TV.

Having the kitchen, living/dining room on the second floor was amazing! We loved the 360 degree view that the balcony provided and enjoyed having morning coffee and drinks outside just about everyday. The kitchen was well equipped with all the essentials so we were able to cook every day.

On the main floor, the bedrooms were spacious and very cozy, each with an ensuite. The linen closet consisted of extra sheets, towels and beach towels so we had more than we needed. And having the laundry room was quite handy, especially with an infant.

Margaret was a gracious host. She provided very useful information upon arrival and when we were threatened by a tropical storm she made sure that we were okay. She even offered that we go back to the house in the event that our flight was cancelled. Thankfully, it didn't come to that.

Overall, we had a wonderful time at the house and would definitely not hesitate to go back.

Margaret, thank you for a wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Livan, Thank you for the wonderful review . I am so glad you had a good stay and we hope you will come and visit again . All the best , Margaret
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Missoula, MT, USA
5

This Place Is Great!

  • 5 of 5

Hummingbird House, what a fantastic place! Let us start by saying that the islands of Great Exuma and Lesser Exuma are an extraordinary experience in all possible ways. It has it all: direct flights from the mainland, incredibly friendly and happy people, lovely beaches, good restaurants, no crime, and plenty of fun stuff to do.

The house itself could not be located in a more ideal spot – on the high ridge between the Caribbean and the Atlantic Oceans. We watched the sunrise over the ocean and southeastern island every day and beautiful sunsets over the Caribbean most evenings, but only if we got home in time from our daily adventures. One can stroll down to the ocean in a short while for swimming, kayaking, or bone fishing on the extensive flats visible from the house. George Town is close by with everything that you might need, including lots of action, fun and people watching.

The house is exceptionally clean, decorated, and well equipped. It felt like home the moment we walked in and was as comfortable as our own home throughout our stay.

We have stayed at many vacation properties throughout the world – none were more pleasant than this wonderful property. The owner, Margaret, will do everything in her power to make sure that you have all the contacts and information you need. She has extensive knowledge of the island and will gladly share it all for the asking.

This is a first class property in every respect and we can not recommend it too highly.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shirley, Thank you so much for the wonderful review ! I am so glad you could come a hope maybe you will come again in the future! Best regards, Margaret
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5

Respite for the soul

  • 5 of 5

PURPOSE OF OUR TRIP: To have uninterrupted family time, get away from the day-to-day demands and schedules of our lives, and share a once in a lifetime experience. Accomplished on every account! HOUSE: The house is clean, bright, and exactly as the photos show. The best part for us was the layout and floor plan. With three of us in our party, we each had a bedroom and bathroom to ourselves. The master and guestroom were on the ground floor and each had their own door leading directly to their own sitting areas amidst the beautiful shrubs and colorful, flower-laden bushes. Upstairs was bright and inviting and literally everywhere you turned, you had a view out the windows to some form of water. My favorite view was looking out the kitchen window to the ever-changing Caribbean with the tides coming and going. LOCATION: As other guests have noted, the location in the middle of the island allows for quick access to Georgetown for amenities such as groceries or shopping. Little Exuma and many options for beaches are to the south. TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: * Relaxing on the deck, reading, and listening to/watching the bananaquits. * Mom’s Bakery next to Santana’s Bar & Grill on Little Exuma. Upon purchase of Mom’s Rum Cake, right then and there, Mom poked holes in the cake and poured two ladles of a mixture of rum, butter, and sugar over it. Cinnamon bread was delicious too. * Grouper Fingers at Cheater’s Restaurant, a short jaunt a few miles north of the Hummingbird House. Light batter coated the recently caught grouper which melted in our mouths. * Berlie’s Rental Car. Janet and Edsel were great to work with and provided us with a sturdy car at a reasonable price. THINGS TO KNOW: Bring a lot of U.S. cash with you (many hundreds of dollars in various denominations). Groceries cost a little over $200 for the nine days we were there. Eating out is very expensive but absolutely worth the experiences we had at different places. There is a bank in the middle of Georgetown with an ATM in the lobby (closes at 3 pm). Near the bank is a gas station where guys pump the gas for you. Just be prepared and plan your budget accordingly. SUMMARY: We highly recommend the Hummingbird House. The owner was very responsive to our inquiries. The binder of things to do and places to go is very useful. But, for us, sitting on the deck and watching the world go by was the best of all.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy , thank you so much for the nice review. I am so glad you had a good stay and hope you will come again ! All the best , Margaret
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Russia, Magadan city
5

1 Part/ Beautiful Cozy house and Crazy view Carib

  • 5 of 5

1 Part Beginning/ We came back home in the North Russia. Now look thousands photos Bahamas Exuma and warming themselves with Rum. Now is the time I decided to write a review about our nice journey to this beautiful home Hummingbird. Thanks to the owner of Margaret, much! for organizing our holiday, rent a car info and meet (transfer assistance). We made the reservation early for the 6 months as it was peak season sailing Regatta. The owner sent me a contract and confirmation on the same day. thank you payment is safe and calm. Time winter passed waiting and two days flight we arrived in Exuma. On the way home stopped at a big supermarket and bought everything needed food and Rum drinks and lot ice creаm. In your beautiful cozy home. it was great. The house is in a quiet location at the top of the hill. The house has a large panoramic terrace like a painting where we did morning exercises exercises for breaths, fresh air and the dawn energizes the sun and wind , so necessary to us after living in big cities with traffic jams. On the terrace there are sun loungers and a large table with grill apparatus. We grilled fresh fish with views of the Caribs Bay and the Atlantic is very very crazy beautiful view of the Caribbean Bay. In the Bahamas we have been many times autumn quietly, but this one was a lot better explore everything wild beaches we sunbathed naked a lot of them but no people. Took boat hire and island excursions to iguanas island , swimming pigs, then them on the grill ))), and the best snorkeling lots of coloured fish in the Grotto 007.. Taxi to bar ChatChill good Kong salad for lunch and you can swim with stingrays, in the Bay Hoppers to swim there are 5pc sea turtles. To be continued... 2 part

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrey and Tanya, Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope you can come again to The Hummingbird House . Best regards, Margaret
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Russia, Magadan city
5

2 Part/ Beautiful Cozy house and Cray view Carib

  • 5 of 5

Part 2 /continued/ ... This Hummingbird two storey new house, everything inside is shiny clean and cozy. has many Souvenirs of sea coral and shells, paintings of the beautiful sea. Style furniture, wicker and rattan. The house has everything to not think. I recommend fumbling with a only a toothbrush, and everything else is already in the house. Large kitchen and dining area have all the necessary supplies new coffee Machine, kettle, juicer, stove, cooking pans, pots, plates and so on. A large fridge which makes ice quickly for cocktails. Very tasty ice cream (when I put it there :-)). In the living room has new large LCD TV . the satellite console. and a huge amount of albums CDs with movies and music. Washing machine, 2 irons and boards. There are two large bedrooms with Queen beds and necessary accessories. The house has Three bathrooms and showers with a set of large clean towels. and facilities and-paste, shampoo, On a huge terrace overlooking the Bay saw a rainbow in the morning where we had Breakfast. were beautiful to see the sunsets for dinner. Air conditioners and fans are working fine, cooling the hot afternoon. The owner grants enabled for conversations free mobile phone (very useful). The house is in a quiet area. Safety is guaranteed to any guest. The house is close by and easy to the best beaches of the island and convenient to drive 10 minutes downtown and 10 minutes to little Exuma where the best beaches (sand bars) and the famous bar, pirates movie, I recommend. Margaret we were very glad to our acquaintance and conversation. Our stay was the best. only at your house on your bed we were able to sleep and gain new strength. Thank you very much.!! I wish you many nice guests and prosperity. Prior to the meeting . Andrew and Tanya, Russia

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrey, thank you so much for the nice review. We hope you can visit again . I enjoyed our conversations. Warm regards, Margaret
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Exuma International (GGT)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fanny's Sports Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Georgetown
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sandals
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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.

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

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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nightly
Jun 4 2016 - Jun 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$143
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. 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 100.00 per person after 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 . We do not give refunds due to storms but you can reschedule for a future date. If you are planning to book during hurricane season , we do suggest obtaining travel insurance.

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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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. Please let us know if we can help .

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