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Private Waterfront Estate with Boat, Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Snorkeling Gear

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bed/3 Bath Waterfront Estate with Private Marina and Beach

The Calypso Hill Experience:

The Calypso Hill Website:

Situated on the northern shore of Great Exuma, in the Hartswell settlement, Calypso Hill is a stunning 14-acre waterfront estate that puts you right in the center of one of the most beautiful National Parks in the Bahamas, Moriah Harbour. The crystal clear water, unspoiled beaches, marine life and natural beauty are simply out of this world.

Calypso Hill is the only vacation rental on the island complete with its own private launching beach, marina and COMPLIMENTARY 13-foot Boston Whaler when you book a full week with us. We truly believe the best way to experience the beauty of the Exumas is by boat so it is important to us that our guests are afforded this opportunity. In just minutes, you can cruise through Moriah Harbour, frolic on the shores of The Cut Beach, or test your skills in the bonefishing flats past the Little Exuma bridge. There are countless extraordinary beaches, sandbanks and coves in the area yet it is also easy to boat right into Georgetown or Chat N’ Chill on Stocking Island.

The home at Calypso Hill has a commanding view of Moriah Harbour and the surrounding area. Several large seating areas, both indoor and outdoor, allow families or groups to comfortably socialize yet it’s design also provides plenty of privacy. The home consists of a main residence and two detached cottages. The master suite cottage overlooks the blue waters of the harbour and has a king bed and spacious bathroom and walk in closet. The family cottage includes two rooms and a shared bathroom; one room with a queen bed, and another with bunk beds that sleep up to 6 children. The main residence has one bedroom with a queen bed and another with a day bed/trundle bed combo.

The kitchen and home are well appointed with everything one might need to feel right at home. Two paddleboards, two kayaks are also complimentary and available for use.

Calypso Hill is a beautiful place to stay for anyone; couples, large families, corporate retreats, or a group of friends. The home and surrounding areas lend themselves to beautiful moments and adventures together. A day on the water in the Exumas is a day you’ll remember forever. Pull the boat right up to your private dock, throw dinner on the grill, and head back out for more exploration in the morning. That is truly living the good life.

More Details

Property Manager
The Calypso Hill Family
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About The Calypso Hill Family

Calypso Hill is owned by a Bahamian Family.

The Calypso Hill Family purchased this house in 2015

Why The Calypso Hill Family chose Hartswell

Calypso Hill focuses on the best service in Exuma. We will always make sure that you have everything you desire to make your vacation a dream holiday. Once you have been to Exuma you will always want to return to paradise.

What makes this house unique

13ft Boston Whaler Included

Addt'l Boat Rental (if available) - 17ft for $200/day

Mooring to dock the boat

Day bed on a private launching beach

Venue for weddings

Snorkeling hire


Taxi service

Booking of excursions




Directions to private beaches

Sunset dinners

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had an awesome stay that we will never forget. The wedding at your house was perfect! Thank you so much.
Jun 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hartswell in Exuma

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Family Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Garden Room - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The Family bedroom has an en suite shower with toilet. The Garden room and queen bedroom share a bath, shower, and toilet. The Master bedroom has an en suite shower and toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , One Master bedroom suite is separated from the house
    Main House - 1 Large Double Bed , One queen size bedroom in the main house day bed in study
    Family bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Family suite separated from house, shared bathroom bunk beds
    Kids Bedroom - 6 Child Bed
    Garden Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Day bed with pull out trundle bed
  • One Master bedroom is separated from the Main house with private entrance and sleeps two adults. One Queen size bed in the main house that sleeps two adults as well as a study with a day bed with trundle bed underneath that can sleep 2 adults or children. One Family Cottage separated from the main building with queen size bed that sleeps two adults as well as a childs bedroom with 6 bunk beds and shared bathroom.
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
It is essential to rent a car while you are in Exuma because there are several beaches, attractions, and restaurants to visit. Be aware of the tide tables as the water can get very shallow very quickly during low tide. You can dock the boat right in your private marina. There are plenty of restaurants through the entire island that you should visit and it is a great experience to taste the local food at the shacks at the Fish Fry. You can go deep sea fishing or bonefishing, which can be arranged with one of the local fishermen or you can take the boat to visit Starfish Beach on Stocking Island. One of the most popular spots is Chat N' Chill on a Sunday for the weekly pig roast. We hope that you will come and have fun under the Bahamian sun.


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Private Waterfront Estate with Boat, Kayaks, Paddleboards, and Snorkeling Gear
average rating of 4.96 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful Family Trip....

  • 5 of 5

We loved Calypso Hill, Having use of the whaler, paddle boards, and kayaks was really fun and the service was great!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 enjoyed our time at this beautiful property on Exuma Island. We enjoyed sitting on the front open deck and relaxing. We did do the 4C boat tour to the swimming pigs and nursing sharks which was enjoyed by all. We went out to eat almost every night and the restaurants were all about 20 minutes away but we had very good experiences at all of them - Tropic Breeze, Santannas, Shirley's Fish Fry, The BBQ Man in Georgetown, Splash and Latitudes. We also found Mom's Bakery next to Santanna's - first her breads were amazing but what a kind soul lady, which we all hugged. We enjoyed hanging out with the locals where we learned so much history about the island. We highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It's always fun and exciting when traveling to new places but there's always a little part of you that's nervous with the thought of having to figure out how to get anywhere etc., but when you rent this property there's nothing to worry about.

We were met at the airport by Monica, who is absolutely amazing! She directed us to the car rental place and then lead us to the house which is a good distance away from the airport but we felt it was in the perfect part of the island. The home is located far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town, but close enough to get to the market or anything else in under 15 minutes.

When we arrived at the home, it was more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Monica had a fruit and cheese basket waiting for us in the fridge, along with some tasty beverages. She showed us around the house and where we could go to find the boat. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could ever need to cook any meal and the home (estate) could fit more than a large family.

We had the pleasure of taking the boat out everyday we were there and that absolutely made our trip. Be cautious if you've never navigated a boat, the high and low tides could be tough to navigate.

All and all we had a wonderful time and would stay here time and again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect! Our family of 9 stayed for 8 nights and we wished we could have stayed for more. This rental had everything we could have asked and more. The boats were great in exploring the Cays and we loved having the jeep. Arie was great with answering questions before our trip and Monica welcomed us at the airport and assisted us during our stay! Thank you for sharing your wonderful vacation home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying not only in Exuma, but particularly at Calypso Hill! Thank you to the team and Monica for assisting us with so many preparation details to any needs that came up during our stay. The views are stunning, the home is set up for entertaining. We kayaked, SUP, boated, fished and explored the islands right outside the Calypso Hill doors. When meeting folks on the island who stayed at resorts they all were very jealous of our experience and the flexibility we had to have such a large group, yet est local and live true Island lifestyle. Truly pradise!! They had items set up for our 1 year old and we were all able to spread out and enjoy ourselves even with a large group.

We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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incredible property built for amazing vacations!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Hartswell Housewas amazing and we were treated very well. Monica our point of contact made sure we felt at home immediately. Her response time was great and helped us out with transportation and groceries. The house or should I say houses were very roomy and everyone inmy group had plenty of space. The private beach and access to boat was incredible. Thank you for a memorable trip!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17.5 Miles
Georgetown International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Tropic Breeze or Santanas
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Elvis' Water Taxi
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
In town
Nearest Beach
Within walking distance
Car: necessary

Calypso Hill is situated on the shores of the Exumian waters. It is a place for families, honeymooners or solo travelers to rest, relax, and enjoy what Exuma has to offer. You can laze on the beach in the sun or take the boat out for the day to visit the surrounding cays. It is very peaceful and quiet in Exuma and that is why it is such a special Family Island. Take the water taxi to Chat N' Chill or do the full day boat tour to Staniel Cay to see the swimming pigs. You can go out on a dive with Dive Exuma or just do a two hour snorkeling trip. We do have wifi so you can still enjoy paradise while you are connected to the rest of the world. Rent a car and drive from one point of the Island to the other end while visiting all the small beaches. If you enjoy fishing, we can arrange for you to go deep sea fishing, reef fishing, or bonefishing. We recommend renting a vehicle as the shops and restaurants are a 20 minute drive from Calypso Hill. The rent a car agencies are Airport Car Rental, Berlies, or Thompsons.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

We require 50% of the total rental and damage deposit up front and the remaining 50% within 30 days of your stay. Monica will meet you at the airport and you can either rent a car or we can arrange for a taxi to follow her down to Calypso Hill. A taxi costs about $50 one way to Calypso Hill.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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