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Villa #30
Villa #30 view from front door
Villa #30 Living area
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Villa #30
Volleyball Beach Stocking Island
A quick photo and back in the water
Lobster tails for supper
Bone fishing with guide
Bonefishing
Junkanoo at Christmas time
The Exumas from the air
Landing on Fowl Cay
Reef off of Fowl Cay
George Town Harbor
Junkanoo celebration at Christmas time
The island marker on Little Exuma
Tropic of Cancer site on Little Exuma beach
Visit Dee at Santana\'s on Little Exuma
Visit Exuma from Villa #30
Our villa is the 2nd in this photo - very quiet area on the beach
Fresh conch salad at Stocking Island
Feeding the ray
Beachwalking at Cocoplum
Living Sand Dollar
Swimming pigs - Cays tour
Iguana Cay - Cays tour
Sand dollar search
Sunrise from the patio of Villa 30
Tie the knot on Stocking Island
Beachside layout of Palm Bay/ Hideaways resort with Villa 30 right on the water.
Sunrise
Jolly Hall Beach day
Feed the rays at Chat N Chill
Cays tour to visit the Bahamian Rock Iquanas
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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Great Exuma, Out Islands, Bahamas

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wonderlus...
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beach Christmas”
Reviewed 7 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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My husband and I had a perfect Christmas on the beach!! The Villa 30 is fully equipped and just steps from the ocean. The one bedroom, 2 full bathroom, kitchen, and living space provided plenty of room. The living room also has a murphy bed so the Villa could fit four comfortably. Upon arrival it was so nice to be able to go directly to the Villa 30 rather than wait in the line at the front desk of the Palm Bay. The key coded door lock is great and we loved not having worry about keeping up with a key card. We arrived early so the Villa was still being cleaned, however, we were able to drop our bags and change into swimsuits. We ventured a short walk to the Jolly Hall, which is a beautiful beach we loved spending time on. When we returned the Villa was spotless. The cell phone with all the local numbers programmed in was so handy. The kitchen was well equipped for all our cooking needs and the ability to rent a grill from Palm Bay was a perfect option. Beach towels and chairs were great. Always nice to not have to worry about packing them. Also, the washer and dryer were an added bonus to keep our towels and sheets fresh. The location of the Villa 30 is great too, halfway between the airport and Georgetown. You have all the amenities of the Palm Bay resort at your finger tips, including the great restaurant, Splash. Two more restaurants are just a 5 minute walk away and then the fish fry was a short 10 minute walk. All great food and fun. This rental is great all the way around and I highly recommend it!

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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
So happy to know that you enjoyed Exuma from Villa 30 and made the most of your island visit. Enjoy your sunny memories!
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sadielee0...
Nashville, Tennessee
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Perfect place to stay at Hideaways”
Reviewed 6 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Kathy was a dream to work with, and the extras that she includes in the rental really make Villa 30 the unit you should choose at Hideaways! The use of a cell phone pre-programmed with all the numbers we needed for the taxis, water taxis, restaurants, etc. was invaluable. Thank you, Kathy!

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Management Response
8 Jan 2017
It was a pleasure planning your trip with you. Glad to hear that Villa 30 and the surrounding amenities made your trip a great way to start 2017. Thank you for your booking.
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Jessie_cl...
1 review
“Great place!”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Our family had the vacation of a lifetime in Exuma. After traveling to many tropical destinations we finally found a place that we want to return to as much as possible. Each beach was more breathtaking than the next and the water was the most beautiful that we've seen so far. We've made many wonderful memories and met so many amazing people. Villa 30 was wonderful, perfect location and spacious for four people .We loved waking up every morning to watch the sunrise and drink our coffee in front of the beautiful beach and pier. Thanks to Kathy and Fred who gave us many wonderful suggestions, we booked many activities while in Exuma ;our favorites by far was the swimming pigs and feeding the stingrays at Stocking Island. After 11 days in Exuma we feel like we truly got the Island experience and we will definitely
be coming back to Villa 30 in the future!
Thanks Kathy and Fred

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Thank you for choosing Villa 30 for your Exuma experience. We'll look forward to your next visit!
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bluewater...
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“It couldn't get any better than this!”
Reviewed 23 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Wow, "location, location, location" is right! We travel a lot but have never stayed that close to the water before! Kathy & Fred's place is absolutely perfect. When we booked, Kathy answered our questions quickly and thoroughly and sent us lots of information and tips on places to eat, tours to take and beaches to swim or snorkel at. The villa is exactly as described - comfortable, spacious and spotless. It was great to have a washer and dryer and a couple of Canadian TV channels to keep up with the weather we were "missing" at home - NOT! - and the internet worked perfectly during our entire 11 days. While we were there we met Wendy who manages the unit and were impressed with her commitment to ensuring everything is well run and in good working order. No worries here at all, just fun times kayaking and paddle boarding on the beach in front of the resort or walking 5 minutes to gorgeous Jolly Hall Beach. Each day brought a new "treasure", from a huge starfish not far from shore to an osprey flying over our kayak. This was definitely the most laid-back vacation we've ever been on and by the end of the 11 days we were wishing we'd booked a longer stay. It was hard to leave that incredible palette of blues and greens spread out in front of us. Villa 30 was "home" at the end of a day of exploring with the car or boat - or the perfect spot to hang out when we didn't leave the property at all, and we did that a number of times, opting to eat at Splash (great Goombay Smash!) or the couple of other nearby restaurants and fish fry shacks up the road. Thank you, Kathy & Fred, for a wonderful getaway!

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Liked best: Location!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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trandbbba...
Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
“The stunning Exumas!”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We have traveled all over, but this was our first trip to the Bahamas - the Exumas are infectious and Villa 30 was the perfect home base! Get ready for island time in its purest sense. Kathy was a perfect host. She gave us so many great tips for our itinerary and who to contact for anything you could need on the island. The villa was as advertised and fully equipped with all things needed to cook, bake, and head to the beach. Palm Bay and Splash were fun places to meet and play with other visitors and locals alike, as well as borrow kayaks, sand toys, and SUPs. We could easily get into town by walking or taking the shuttle from Palm Bay, even for groceries. Renting a car for at least one day is a good way to explore Great and Little Exuma. You can't miss Jolly Hall beach, Thunderball Grotto, or Stocking Island. The possibilities are really endless! We were a little disappointed that the Exumas were not into more eco-friendly practices, such as recycling, composting, renewable energy, picking up litter alongside the roads etc., but the islands sink into your soul and leave a permanent longing to be there forever! Or at least again and again and again!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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janpOxfor...
Oxford, OH
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
people found this review helpful

The villa was immaculate and well stocked with so many things you can use for your vacation from beach towels, chairs, mats, coolers, etc. Very nice kitchen stocked with most utensils you could want/need. We loved having our morning coffee overlooking that wonderful blue water. We had friends in units nearby and we all spent a lot of time on our patios. Kathy was great to work with and provided lots of information both before we left and then upon arrival of what to see and do.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Reviewed 18 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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people found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
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Management Response
18 Mar 2014
Thanks for your review. It sounds as though you had a wonderful time exploring Exuma. Glad that the villa and the beachfront location met your needs. I apologize for any lack of attention by our on island manager and will address this concern.
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