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Papaya House Exuma on Spectacular Beach

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 king bedrooms all with en suite, with views of white sand & turquoise waters

Spacious, modern home directly beachfront on one of the best beaches on the island -- only 3 other properties on the beach! Ideal get away from it all destination, yet with services nearby. Three large bedrooms with king beds and en suite bathrooms, all with views of the sea and sand. Fully equipped beach house in a tropical, peaceful, spectacular setting. Short drive to restaurants, sites and shopping. Connected by bridge to Great Exuma where the airport is located. There is a fourth small bedroom, suitable for children, with two twin beds.

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More Details

Jackie Ferris
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

About Jackie Ferris

Interested in buying a holiday property for years, then fell in love with Exuma when we went on vacation. Island's amazing, and this beach is incredible.

Jackie Ferris purchased this house in 2014

Why Jackie Ferris chose Bahamas

The most spectacular setting and beach we'd ever seen, and the house was modern, well decorated and well equipped.

What makes this house unique

Great combination of beach and sun with places to sit in the shade and just watch the water. Upstairs balcony off the bedrooms with rocking chairs is just about the best place to read in the world.

There are two double kayaks, a hammock and full sized laundry machines, as well as lots of water toys.


Exuma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor bedroom en suite - toilet , shower , Also contains a urinal
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En suite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Main floor powder room
    Outdoor shower - For after the beach, or just because....
  • All modern, clean and spacious.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king , Walk out to patio, beach and ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs with walk out to balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs with walk out to balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor bedroom, two single beds
  • Comfortable beds, good quality linens and towels, fans and screen doors if A/C not desirable.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The Good Life, Bahamas are Papaya House's property managers on island, and they can arrange other services, including a chef, massage, or mid-stay cleaning. Check out for more info and photos. Email us for pricing details.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Papaya House Exuma on Spectacular Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Simply Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Just finished spending 10 nights at Papaya House. That amount of time afforded us the opportunity to explore much of Little and Great Exuma. Papaya House is located on THE best beach in Exuma - hands down. Only 2 other houses on this beach with one additional under construction. We had the entire beach to ourselves for the duration of our visit. If conditions permit, kayaking to Pipe and Pigeon Cays off the beach from the house is an absolute must. Be very careful on Pipe Cay. Hundreds of bird eggs on the island. As you approach the island, the birds will let you know they don't appreciate you being there. They were loud but let us explore nonetheless. The island further out has loads of friendly ring tailed lizards and an iguana even made an appearance.

Similar to recommendations you'll find elsewhere visiting CoCoPlum Beach, renting a boat from Minn's and having lunch at Chat N Chill and visiting the outer Cays via Four C's adventures are all must dos.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing beach and fabulous home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our amazing vacation on The Exuma's. The house is beautiful and was well-suited for 2 couples, a teen, and 2 children. The kitchen is well-stocked, the beds were really comfortable, and we felt we had all the amenities we needed for a great stay. There were a ton of fun beach toys and floaties and it was great to not have to pack beach towels. Onike stocked the house with some food and drinks upon our arrival which was super helpful after our long night of traveling. We did have some issues with the water purification system in the house, but Onike was quick to help us out and get a plumber in to fix it quickly. We ate at Santana's twice and the food was fantastic! We were never able to make it to Tropic Breeze, they close early and are closed on Monday's and we were so busy we just weren't able to make it happen. We ate our last meal at Catch a Fire, the food was great and the restaurant was beautiful. We also hit Peace and Plenty and were very happy with the bar and gorgeous view. We were not at all impressed with Chat and Chill, stay away from the conch burgers! We rented a boat for two days from Minn's, went diving, snorkeling, spear fishing and a day trip with Four C's to see pigs, sharks, iguanas and it was amazing! The beach in front of the house was breathtaking and was our favorite! We had the beach to ourselves most of the time and it was so relaxing! We did have a few days of really windy weather, but made do with movies and games provided in the house. My husband and kids went bone fishing and had a great time. Overall, super fun vacation and I highly recommend Papaya House! We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tropical Bliss...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Papaya House was delightful, as always! The beach is amazing, linens and towels (including beach towels) are top notch, home is clean and well kept. Property managers were attentive. Water toys and kayaks make for great adventures. Love it!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The hallmark of an amazing vacation - would you return?

  • 5 of 5

an unequivocal "YES" - in fact, this was my third vacation at Papaya House, and it won't be my last (think annual !!!). Notwithstanding the 5-star status of the accommodations, complete with full kitchen supplies/spices, etc. and entertainment items - from water toys (kayaks, body boards, snorkeling, etc) to board games and dvd's (because sometimes the sun doesn't shine) - and yes, reasonable Wifi, there are great adventures and excursions to be had on this little island - my favourite being the boat tour from Barreterre, with the highlight being the grotto snorkeling (and yes, swimming with the pigs!). And especially for me, being an avid angler, there is no shortage of opportunities. Whether we were flyfishing the mangroves for bonefish, trolling the depths of the Bahama Sound for wahoo, spinning for mahi mahi or even casting from the bridge for horse-eyed jacks, our lines were always tight ! In fact, this year was our personal best as we landed 3 wahoo, the largest being 85 lbs !!! Needless to say, we gave most of the 'meat' away to locals.

For the young at heart, a short kayak paddle out to the nearby Cays always provides some good surf. Bring the body boards and catch the waves!!! It is so exhilarating.

If you are looking for a different experience than the hype and congestion of the typical big island resorts, this is the place. So relaxing. So peaceful! So refreshing!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

Very happy to be back at Papaya House for a week again this year. A perfect place to get away and relax. The beach and waterfront are exceptional. You feel like you have it to yourself. We had a few days of wind and the body surfing was amazing!

The house is very comfortable for a large group and well equipped with everything you might need, including snorkels for exploring the water and a well stocked shelf of games and movies for the evenings. We ate most of our meals at Papaya House, but also enjoyed exploring Little Exuma and going out to Santanna's beach bar and the Tropic Breeze for lunch. Christian's seafood platter is amazing! Many thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, MN

What an amazing beach!

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was nice. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious. The fourth bedroom is small, but worked fine for two kids. I would think twice before making two adults sleep there. The kitchen had a lot of spices, plates, cups, mixing bowls, cake pans, pizza pans, wine/beer bottle openers, knives, Tupperware...the list goes on and on. We did most of our cooking at home, and the kitchen had everything we needed. There is an icemaker, as well as large & small coolers in the garage. There is also an air compressor, beach umbrellas, tons of snorkel gear, fishing poles, pool floats, and toys. Despite being in a warm location, we didn't have any issues with bugs in the house. I did bring ant poison along just in case, but never needed it. There are tiny biting bugs that appear when it is not sunny. This was mentioned in different reviews, bug spray worked well for some of us. The little bugs liked some of us more than others, I get bit every vacation no matter where we stay! There was plenty of bug spray/repellants in the cupboard at the house-but we brought some from home just to be certain we didn't run out.

We decided Little Exuma and Love Beach were the ideal spots to stay on the island. The beach in front of the house couldn't be more perfect. The construction next door should be finished by September 17, 2016 according to people working there. The new home is close in proximately, but the back of the pool house is closest to you and would certainly not take away from your stay. There will be 4 homes on this little stretch of paradise, we rarely saw anyone else. It was like our own private beach most of the vacation, we saw other people twice. We visited Coco Plum beach on the north end of Great Exuma. It takes about 45 minutes to get there and is worth the drive. Make sure you go during low tide to see the sand bars and sand dollars. I found these directions and they got us there with no issue..."travel north past Steventon until you see the turnoff for Barreterre, keep going straight. Take the first right onto a dirt road past that intersection".

We fished off of the bridge between Great and Little Exuma with hand reels and balloons. We were able to hook into tarpon (never landed any), sharks, barracuda, and many other fish. We also saw lots of turtles and some dolphins from the bridge. You can purchase squid at Brown's Marina, it will be on your left before you get to Little Exuma from Georgetown.


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post this! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We had thought the construction was complete, so I apologize for not mentioning that prior to your arrival. Please come back and stay with us again! Jackie
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Perfect combination of away from it all and easy access to activities.


Rates & Availability

Exuma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low 2017
May 28 2017 - Dec 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Low Season
Sep 1 2018 - Dec 22 2018
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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