About the property
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
3 bedroom , 2.5 bath sleeps 6 house (1800 sq ft with 800 sq ft balcony)
A very spacious house with 1800 square feet inside plus a large wrap around deck.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...wade into bonefish and do your own thing 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.
Mike and Margaret Barton
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- May 23, 2018
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 Exuma
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. We are off the beaten path but you can walk to the bonefish flats for great fishing of all kinds , kayaking , paddle boarding and snorkeling . We are close to the 6 best beaches on the island ... 10 to 20 mins away by car.
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.We love the location...private , close to town and beaches. 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.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Slice of Paradise
Hummingbird House is a beautiful well equipped home with 360° views of Great Exuma. Be it sunrise or sunset, you’ll find yourself spending time on the expansive deck. Conveniently located 10 minutes to George Town and a short distance from Tropic of Cancer beach on Little Exuma (our favorite spot) you won’t be disappointed you chose this comfortable home. Margaret is a joy to work with and such a gracious host. We quickly adapted to island time and wish we could have stayed longer. There are some great restaurants and the locals are quite friendly, but we also enjoyed cooking meals at home and just relaxing. The waters around the Exumas are some of the most beautiful we have ever seem and we have travelled extensively in Europe and Asia. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit. It is surely a slice of paradise!
Home was beautiful and owner very responsive.
Bahamians are really nice people. The water is an unbelievable blue. Groceries are 3x what you would pay in US. (Large bag of Lays potato chips is $10) We didn’t know conch shells need to be in checked bag so they were confiscated at airport (told they could be broken into a sharp weapon). We had a lot of rain with extensive flooding and very rough roads- needed to trade corolla in for a Rav 4 to have enough clearance.
Thank you so much for coming to our house and being such a considerate guest. I am sorry you had some rough weather. It is unusual to have alot of rain this time of year.Yes, things are a little more expensive on Exuma since it is an out island. We hope you will come again . All the best ,Margaret
A Terrific Place!
We spent Christmas week at the Hummingbird House and couldn't have been happier. The house is large and very spacious- there was plenty of space for 3 adults and 2 teenagers. It was immaculately clean and well-stocked with pretty much everything you could possibly need including a nice selection of books and local tourist information. We liked the floorplan that had the two large bedrooms and laundry on the main level and the huge living/dining/kitchen on the top floor (with the views!). If you are someone who needs multiple giant screen tv's you'd be disappointed as there is only one small screen tv (but we weren't in Exuma to watch tv). As everybody mentions, the second floor wraparound porch/verandah is the highlight of the house as it enables you to enjoy views in all directions of both coasts, sunrises and sunsets. Its high enough that you have a breeze and for the most part avoid the bugs (be wary of walking the bone-fish flats shoreline around sunset as the no-see-ums were ferocious!). The grounds surrounding the house are nicely landscaped with beautiful flowers.
The little roads accessing the property are part of the adventure. Our marginal Nissan Bluebird rental car made it but you do have to take it very easy. The house is far enough removed from the main highway that you don't get traffic noise and you feel that you have complete privacy without being totally isolated (there's no immediate neighbours but there are other houses in the area). We liked the central location which enabled us to drive to Georgetown in less than 10 minutes and the beaches of Little Exuma in about 20 minutes.
Perhaps the finest thing about renting this home was dealing with Margaret. She was constantly available to promptly answer questions via email and was always very helpful and pleasant. We had no issues that required us to contact her local property manager.
This is the type of place you'd like to keep as your own secret- a fantastic home rented to you by delightful people at a very reasonable price- hopefully we'll be able to go back again and again!
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure talking to you as well. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and hope you will visit us again in the future. Best regards,Margaret
Wonderful View and Comfortable Home
The house is very spacious and comfortable. The balcony provides a beautiful view of both sides of the water, and the sunrises and sunsets. The home is two stories and has two large bedrooms and bathrooms on the floor level, and has a large kitchen, dining area, a nice living room/sitting area and another bathroom on the second level. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, toaster and coffee maker, and has plenty of dinner and cookware if you prefer to dine at home. Many other amenities are provided (bath and beach towels, bed linens, washer and dryer...). The owner of the home, Margaret, was very kind and responsive. She checked in with us during our stay to make sure everything met our expectations, and the manager, Wendy, that takes care of the house, was readily available in case we needed anything. The rental price was very reasonable. Definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to stay in Exuma.
Bobbi , thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at our house and thanks for being such a considerate guest.We hope you will visit again in the future. All the best , Margaret
Beautiful and comfy paradise home away from home
The hummingbird house was perfect for our family of 5! It was peaceful and the scenery was amazing, a 365 degree view of great exuma from the wraparound 2nd floor porch. The kitchen was perfectly stocked for cooking and meal prep, even lots of plastic food storage containers for leftovers....a perfect touch for a mom! I would highly recommend this house and would stay again. Margaret was great before the visit, providing lots of info about the house and island in advance, and once onsite on the island the property manager was always available for last minute questions. Hummingbird house felt like our own home, and was so much better than a hotel or resort. We were first-time VRBO users, so this first experience was great and highly recommended!
Beautiful views, great house and wonderful breezes
The house was just great. Clean and everything you need for a week in paradise. We spent most of our time on the decks in the evening. The sunsets and breezes were the best. The views of the Atlantic and Caribbean are breathtaking. Pictures don't do it justice. Wendy was very helpful in answering any questions I had. Margaret the owner was so sweet during the whole process. I highly recommend this property. You can't beat the price and the exceptional quality of the home. If you come to exuma , be prepared for to be a lil adventurous, getting around is easy once you know what to do. It's hit or miss whether or not stores and restaurants will be open, so plan accordingly and call first. Things operate slowly, so be prepared to wait. That being said, the beaches, hoopers bay, Tropic of Cancer, and jolly hall are simply amazing. You won't be disappointed. Chat n chill and boat excursions are awesome too. Oh yea , fresh drinking water for the house is only a mile away. Fill the five gallon jugs the house provides for five bucks. Enjoy!... we're already planning a return trip!!!
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was always a pleasure talking to you via emails. I am so happy you enjoyed the house and the island. We hope you will visit our house again in the future. All the best, Margaret
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. We are off the beaton path but close to town and beaches. 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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We do suggest travel insurance in the summer because we do not refund because of a hurricane cancellation . You can rebook for a later date at no charge but there is no refund.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 15.00 per person per nightafter 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 . Please read the house booklet for info about the house and contact us for directions and a key location before arrival. Hope you can come...it is paradise!