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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 688 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We are happy and grateful to report that the recent hurricane activity in the Atlantic and Caribbean stayed well away from our wonderful island and has not effected Exuma. Our resort and Island services are running as usual- Exuma looks forward to seeing you :)

WE ARE BOOKING FOR WINTER 2017/2018. Contact us today to get the best choice of dates !

The best of Exuma is close at hand when you arrive at Villa #30, a choice location at the Palm Bay Beach Club. This well designed & well stocked villa faces beautiful Elizabeth Harbour & you’re only a few barefoot steps to the beach & the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. This large (approx 700 sq ft) unit comfortably holds 4 people. Villa #30 has been outfitted with many extras to make you feel at home and provides a clean and comfortable setting for your getaway. New in 2017 - deck with 2 comfy loungers facing the water just for Villa 30! Our guests have the use of all resort amenities. George Town shuttle, pools & beaches, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computers & concierge service. Nearby Jolly Hall beach is another pristine area (5-10 min beach walk) to relax & take in the never ending views. The location of the resort is central on the island and allows easy access to travel and amenities. The out Islands of the Bahamas will introduce you to the wide open & unspoiled sandy beaches. If you're traveling w/ family, young or old or looking for a peaceful get-away destination, Villa #30 welcomes you to Exuma.

Check out our reviews from guests who have enjoyed our location and returned again and again..........

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy and Fred Helfrick
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Our family made annual escapes from the frozen north for several years and we now make the beautiful island of Great Exuma our regular destination. Settling in and enjoying the simple life couldn't be easier. Even as they've grown and are making the trip by themselves, our kids spend hours beachcombing as the tide reveals it's treasures. Traveling with friends has been made easy as our villa easily accommodates all of us. Room to relax, nature's beauty to enjoy and time to take it all in is why we love it. We hope you will too!

Kathy and Fred Helfrick purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kathy and Fred Helfrick chose George Town

Our family made many trips to all inclusive sunny locations and took advantage of all they had to offer. Our one complaint was always the crowds of people and schedules to adhere to- we wanted to leave all of that at home. Our first trip to Exuma took us back in time and into the holiday postcard beaches, unspoiled and pristine. When we found a spot that offered all the comforts we enjoy as well as easy access to beaches and a slower way of life we couldn't help but jump in.

What makes this villa unique

Location - prime beachfront location within the resort and central on the island for amenities and touring. Villa 30 is especially comfortable as it is set up as our holiday home with all the comforts and conveniences.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just never tire of the beauty and Villa 30 is very well supplied and and great place on the beach for us to relax. We always meet interesting people and the locals are truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in George Town in Exuma

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • resort ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Full 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be split into 2 twin beds
  • Comfortable queen size Murphy bed in living area with hotel rated mattress sleeps 2 persons.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our pricing includes resort fees that allows use of resort shuttle to/from George Town, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computer use, front desk concierge and bellman service. Welcome breakfast package on arrival (cereal, bread, milk, butter, coffee and tea). Sand pails, shovels and toys, beach towels, beach bags, a variety of fins, masks and snorkels available with unit. Departure cleaning included in pricing Shampoo, paper towel, toilet paper and soaps are available in start up amounts and will be a part of your groceries for your stay. Sailboats & bbq available to rent from resort. Recently rates EXCELLENT by Tripadvisor!!


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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 64 reviews

Perfect Location for Much Needed Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Villa 30. This time we decided to pack and check a cooler since the kitchen is so well stocked. (Homemade pizzas, roast chicken, chicken salad, pasta dishes....all your cookware and cutlery are there at the villa) The markets have food, but tends to be very pricey. One afternoon a local charter captain dropped off some folks at the dock and had extra lobster they caught and gave us one!! With the villa being right on the water, we were able to turn off the a/c during the day (and most nights) and open the windows for comfortable Caribbean breezes coming through. We rented a boat from Minn's and the location of Villa 30 allows you to tie the boat at the dock and load/unload easily. Getting into town is easy with shuttle service provided by Hideaways. We rented a car to go up to Coco Plum Beach which was breathtaking. On a side note...we did experience flight cancellations with American Airlines which required us to miss two nights of our time in Exuma, but Kathy was able to communicate with the resort staff and let them know what was happening as well as keeping us updated on what she knew about the issues at the airport keeping American from landing. We emailed back and forth probably ten times and her responses took no more that about 10 minutes. She really goes out of her way to make your holiday spectacular and she treats you like one of her family. Can't wait to return to Exuma and stay at Villa 30.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that your delay in arrival didn't put a damper on your relaxing holiday. Thank you for the insight that you've provided to future guests who we hope will discover Exuma soon. We look forward to your next visit:) Kathy and Fred
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Perfection Location on the beach and on the island

  • 5 of 5

The property was great, nice and clean and very spacious. Having the second bathroom and the washer and dryer were icing on the cake! The location on the island is perfect. Not too far from anything and so close to the amazing Jolly Hall Beach.

Prior to our visit I had been in communication with Kathy (owner) multiple times, asking questions so I would know what to expect and what to do. She was very helpful and quick to respond to each and every question.

When we arrived there was a cell phone with minutes on it and some key phone numbers stored in it, so you didn't have to use your phone. There were also pages of information of the things to do, grocery stores, liquor stores, as well as some fun excursions to try. These lists are very detailed and helped tremendously in planning out the week’s events. They provide store hours, freight (grocery) schedules, and even some specific names of selected taxi people for special day trips.

I was skeptical on selecting a VRBO over a resort, but I am so glad we went with Villa #30. This was the perfect Villa for us! Would love to come back for another stay in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesterfield, Virginia

Love the resort

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Wendy and Kathy for all the extras.. the weather was off and on, but with the view it’s was great to watch the storms. Loved having 2 full baths. Best view in the Hideaways! Having a washer and dryer was great because of the pop up rain storms .. Thankfully didn’t have to travel with wet clothes!!

Thank you

Pammy and Vinny

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent, for the second time.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Villa30, and it's just right. The villa is perfectly equipped, comfortable, and has a beautiful view. We are particularly appreciative of the owners' excellent communications and responsiveness, and the food and drink "starter kit," so we don't have to jet to the grocery right away. We were particularly sad to leave our two new kitty friends, who visited daily, and increased our enjoyment of this lovely location. We plan to return again. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for us. We went with our daughter who is 18 months. Being just steps from the water we could relax in the sun while she was napping during the afternoon. Tons of things to do in the area. We made lots of quick trips to other beaches as well. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winterset, Iowa USA


  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the use of your cottage, it was just perfect for us! Thank you also for the goodies you provided, that was extra special. It was nice having a more at "home" experience with all the little touches compared to a hotel room. The location was Perfect for my husband's disabilities. You had such a nice selection of books, games, etc. so a person could not get bored. We will be back for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santana's Grill Pit
Tropic Breeze Beach Bar & Grill
Tropic of Cancer Beach
Big Major Cay
Exuma Market
Chat 'N' Chill® Beach Bar & Grill
Exuma Beach Resort
Palm Bay Beach Club
Augusta Bay Bahamas
Club Peace & Plenty Exuma Island
Prime Island Deli and Meats and Grocery
Tropical Accents Gift Shop
Sandpiper Boutique
Salt Pond
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Exuma International Airport GGT
Nearest Beach
At your door

George Town, Great Exuma, The Exumas, Bahamas, Caribbean (Villa is Waterfront Sandy Beach Just Steps Away...) Convenient location is less than 2 miles into George Town for shopping & sightseeing. An enjoyable walk or resort shuttle ride. Kayaks and paddle boat included in pricing to enjoy the harbor. Car rental is available across the road from the resort. Boat & scooter rental available in George Town. The 'Fish Fry' area, famous on each of the Bahamian Islands is just a 10 minute walk & offers the catch of the day to locals & tourists alike. Savor the conch salad, grilled grouper or weekend barbeque! The unit looks towards Stocking Island - to see it 'up close' you can catch the shuttle boat from Georgetown pier or the resort dock that will drop you off there for a day of exploring or head to Fowl Cay for outstanding snorkeling. As the bone fishing capital of the world, Exuma has many guides available to show you the best spots.

Fantastic daytrip availble to see the swimming pigs at Major Cay.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, geocaching, Parasailing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Emerald Reef Golf Club at Sandals - Greg Norman Par 72 course nearby (Course rates apply)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in George Town, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2018 Shoulder Season
1 May 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
15 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Fall shoulder season
1 May 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Departure cleaning £67.76
VAT on taxable items/wk £48.94

Pricing includes Villa 30 welcome breakfast. NOTE:
Please contact us for a detailed quote.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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