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Private Beachfront Home - near Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf & Marina & Grand Isle

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 3 Full Bathrooms Sleeps 10

Our spacious, beachfront home, “Calypso”, provides for the utmost in relaxation and privacy, along with stunning views. This 2300 sq. ft. single-story house has 5 bedrooms with 3 full baths and central air conditioning. All bedrooms were fully renovated in 2012. Take in unsurpassed views of the beach and ocean from the second story observatory or watch the waves from the back of the main house, which is lined with sliding glass doors. Enjoy privacy on a virtually private & secluded beach and within the home’s two separate wings, joined by a common outdoor courtyard. This house is perfect for romantic getaways, groups of couples, or families with children. Enjoy panoramic views from the observatory and sun deck with lounge chairs. Grab a drink from the indoor bar, enjoy some music from the Bose Ipod player and watch the waves from the hammock or outdoor shower. Enjoy a BBQ dinner on the new Weber Stainless Grill within the 18x41’outdoor courtyard with extensive seating (or hire a Bahamian Cook).

Sandals Emerald Bay & Garnd Isle Resort: The house is approximately 2.5 miles from the new Sandals Emerald Bay, Greg Norman Golf, Spa and Marina, as well as Grand Isle Resort. The golf course is a Greg Norman designed course. You will certainly want to eat out and some of the new restaurants, or have our local Bahamian cook come to the house to prepare a meal for you. Or arrange for Capt. Pat Smith to take you fishing for the freshest fish, lobster or conch.

Excursions with Pat (on his boat -- The4Cs): There are a host of excursions available during your stay. Captain Pat Smith is a fisherman and has a boat for tours and various excursions. He is a life-long Exuma resident and a great resource for all things regarding Exuma. He has a 30 foot boat and can plan a day (or half-day) for your group to head out by boat to the various Cays; to the Exuma Land & Sea Park; fishing, conch and/or lobster gathering; a trip to Staniel Cay (also the home of Thunder-ball Grotto (extraordinary caves for exploration, etc., where the James Bond movie “Thunderball” was filmed)); Sampson Cay (home of the swimming pigs); Iguana Cay (these iguanas are more like small dinosaurs); Sandy Cay (where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed) as well as a tours of the islands and cays owned by various celebrities (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill; David Copperfield; Johnny Depp; Nicholas Cage, etc.). There are many more things to see and do and you should speak with Pat well before your arrival.

Recent Renovation: Note that in 2012, all five bedrooms of the house were completely renovated in two phases.

At first, the free standing pod, which contains two bedrooms and one shared bathroom, was gutted from floor to ceiling. The newly constructed unit now contains two newly constricted 13 x 13 bedrooms and one new, oversized shared bathroom. Each bedroom has a queen bed.

In December 2012 we likewise completed the renovation of the three bedrooms on the main section of the house. The Master Bedroom and Bathroom were completely gutted and are new from floor to ceiling: new imported tile floors with high-end custom woodwork wainscoting and crown moldings. The oversized en-suite Master Bathroom is likewise new, with an oversized walk-in shower, free standing double vanities and a separate toilet room. The Master Bedroom is also flanked by a walk-in closet.

Bedrooms two and three were likewise renovated, with newly finished walls, custom bead-board wood working and crown moldings.

More Details

Kimberley M. Barnes
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2018

About Kimberley M. Barnes

My family and I live on Long Island in New York and get to Exuma as often as possible.

Kimberley M. Barnes purchased this house in 2005

Why Kimberley M. Barnes chose Farmer's Hill

My parents had been traveling to Exuma since the early 1970s and I vacationed there very often as a child and young adult.

What makes this house unique

If you go to Exuma, you want to be on the water (there is no sense traveling there and not having immediate, regular beach access). That is the best part of Calypso, it is beach front, and the beach is quiet, nearly secluded, which is merely steps out the back door. That beach, and the 16 foot square deck perched about 20 feet above the ocean the coral bluff, are the perfect way to spend a day or a week on Exuma.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted get you this email before I forgot. The house was absolutely beautiful. The view was breath taking! Its location is perfect, we were midway between all of the places we wanted to be. We would definitely stay again!
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Farmer's Hill in Exuma

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Oversized bathroom, new as of November 2011
    Master (Bathroom 1) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath with double vanities and walk in shower
  • The Master en-suite bathroom, was completely renovated in December 2012 and contains an oversized walk-in shower, new double vanities, and a separate toilet closet. It is new from floor to ceiling. The third bathroom in the pod section of the house was completely renovated in December 2011, literally new from floor to ceiling. It is an oversized bathroom with a separate toilet closet and contains double vanities with granite tops, embedded sinks and italian tile.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ethan Allen King Sleigh Bed with Armoire and Side Tables
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Garden View, French Doors to Courtyard, with TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean View, French Doors to Courtyard, with TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean view (via 8' wide slider onto sun deck) private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds Stacked
  • The main section of the house is located on the south side of the courtyard. It houses the master bedroom, 2 other bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, and an indoor bar. The rear of the house faces the blue ocean waters and is framed by three 8’ wide sliding glass doors for panoramic views of the beach. The entire house was renovated in 2014. Across the courtyard is a stand-alone unit on the north side of the courtyard which houses the 4th and 5th bedrooms, another full bathroom, and a Washer/Dryer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Bring your IPOD because a Bose IPOD Sound dock is provided! Hang outside in the hammock and watch the yachts pass all day and night. Enjoy the outdoor shower after a day at the beach. There is a 16 foot composite deck overlooking the ocean sitting in a 20 foot high coral bluff. For the best views, head to the second floor observatory for unsurpassed views of the ocean to the horizon and the best star gazing you have ever experienced.


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Private Beachfront Home - near Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf & Marina & Grand Isle
average rating of 4.464286 based on 49 reviews
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HomeAway Employee Stayed Here!

  • 5 of 5

Great Home! Very large with a total of 5 bedrooms. We had a great time! The home is nicely equipped with all the comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, comfortable furniture inside and outside, and they even supply beach towels (many beach homes require renters to bring their own.)

But the most amazing part of this home is the beach! When we walked into the living area and saw the three sets of glass doors we were overtaken by the most amazing view we've ever seen? Paradise! The water is that gorgeous Caribbean blue color. The photos do not do this beach justice!

The hosts, Kim and Leo are very personable and professional. It's apparent that they have anticipated all of your needs while you are renting their home. They also have a hard working, dedicated staff to take care of anything that happens while you are there. They'll also serve as your tour guide and they'll even prepare you a wonderful meal! I would not hesitate to rent this home again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Beach House for the money!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 7 months planning my 50th Birthday Vacation for our group of 6. Finally we found Calypso. This house is amazing for the rental price. More than enough room for everyone. 3 Bedrooms 2 bath on the one side then through a breezeway the other 2 Bedrooms 1 bath & Laundry area. Calypso is very spread out and comfortable, it never felt over crowded. The View is incredible & will not disappoint I promise. No matter what you'll need a rental car to get around. Driving around Exuma isn't an issue just remember to drive on the Left & watch the potholes. Food is a bit expensive but that's island life. There are grocery stores & a butcher shop where we got the meals we were going to cook at the house. All day Excursion to see the Swimming Pigs, Nerf Sharks, Iguana's and the Grotto was my favorite what a great day. I arranged for Yoga on the terrace & massages on the deck. It was the most amazing Birthday ever. I highly recommend this property & Kimberly the owner was amazing to work with she was always quick about her email responses. Calypso has everything you need, lawn chairs, ice chests, water loungers. If you stay at the Calypso we hope you will enjoy the paintings we left behind for everyone to enjoy. You will not be disappointed in your vacation at the Calypso!!! You can always save Money but you cant always make new Memories!!! Live Life to the fullest! ENJOY your Vacation at the Calypso!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was nice and spacious and the location/view was breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Calypso home. Great location and we had a wonderful time

  • Review Submitted: 24-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular view with room to spread out.

  • 4 of 5

Calypso was a great spot for our family on our visit to Exuma. The 7 of us (adults) were able to spread out in the 5 bedrooms and there was always one of the 3 bathrooms available for someone to use.

Coffee on the deck was always the perfect way to start the day as we watched the sun rise over the blue waters. Clear nights gave us unsurpassed vistas of the Milky Way and constellations.

A car rental gave us the freedom to explore the island and try different venues for meals. Bringing some food and buying the rest of the supplies at the grocery store in Georgetown or convenience store just down the road was easy.

All of the helps provided by the hosts info packet were great suggestions and we used them to help organize our activities for our visit.

Not the easiest access to the water and it was fairly rough when we were there so no one went swimming at the house. Fortunately there are many easy beaches a short drive away. Enjoy!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable home in a great location to provide rest and relaxation!

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our time at the house and on Exuma. Of the many islands we have visited, Exuma seems more unspoiled, very beautiful and more quiet than most - in a good way!

The house was very comfortable for the 9 people in our family/group, never feeling cramped. A/C worked just fine (one room did not work when we arrived but it was fixed immediately!), dining area was spacious, kitchen had most of what you require in the way of dishes, containers, pots and pans, and living area was large with plenty of places to sit, both at the "bar" area and living room. All bedrooms were spacious, clean and free of bugs which is not always the case in the tropics! Mattresses were a bit on the firmer side and there were plenty of pillows to choose from with everyone sleeping comfortably the entire week. Bathrooms were well appointed, clean and accessible. As some of the previous reviews have stated, the house is dated with some evidence of "settling" in some areas, and the painting was not done by a professional. These are not concerns for us as we were there for the island, but should be addressed at some point to really make the place stand out.

Deck over the ocean area was fantastic with plenty of places to sit and stare at the waves. Porch next to the house was also very spacious, but when wet, it was very treacherous, so be careful!!

Beach by the house was very comfortable and provided great sand and waves most of the day. When the tide comes in, it swallows most of the beach area, but generally we were doing other things at that time. Beach area was clean with white beautiful sand, and the snorkeling in front of the house was enough to keep us busy for two days.

Island has outstanding beaches in all directions! Food (restaurants) was tough to find at first, but once found there were plenty of options - we were there in the "offseason", so we expected it to be a bit more challenging. The list of restaurants at the house is a bit outdated, but reviews are spot on.

In all, we had a wonderful time and would return to this house - it seems to be fairly priced compared to other islands and for what you get - pictures in the listing are correct. Thanks to the owners for letting us share your home and wonderful island!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location!

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of ten people and the house fit us perfectly. The bedrooms were a decent size and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed for meals. The deck gave us views of the sandy beach and crashing surf on the rocks below. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire week we were there and would recommend this house to anyone needing to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Exuma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Emerald Bay Marina
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sansals Emerald Bay

The Exuma Beach House is located 3 miles from the Airport and only 2.5 miles from the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort , Spa, Golf Club, and Marina and the Grand Isle Resort. Several new restaurants, the Greg Norman Golf Course, a large Marina and a new Spa and moments away from Calypso, The Exuma Beach House.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £339.29

In the event of a guest cancellation we will attempt to re-rent the house. If the house is re-rented for the entire length of the guest's reservation, we will provide the guest with a 100% refund. In the event that we are unable to re-rent the house for the entire length of the guest's cancellation, we will issue credit equal to the amount paid for use within one year of the cancellation date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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