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Private Family Owned Island

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 6,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 14

Experience Caribbean the way it supposed to be: far from stress, far from work emails, traffic and dust -- on your own private tropical island. Enjoy 4 distinct beaches where the only footprints are your own. Lodge in comfort with 3 private cottages and a main house with a full kitchen and common areas. Explore the adjacent islands, or just relax -- on your own island, you are king! In either way - adventure awaits!

Contact host for more details.

Property Manager
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Eugenia

The Darby islands have been part of our family for almost 40 years. Little Darby has been a haven for friends and family who visit with us several times a year.

Why Eugenia chose Exuma

This property is unique. It is a 238-acre private island. Unless you request more staff only our caretaker will be on the island with you. The island's beauty is hard to describe. White flour-like sand, clear turquoise waters, amazing fishing, and total isolation from busy city life.

What makes this villa unique

The housing complex is uniquely designed to provide privacy and quiet in 3 separate cottages. The main house includes a fully equipped kitchen, bar, sunken living room, breakfast area, and dining table that can seat up to 14. This arrangement is perfect for gatherings of friends and family, or for a romantic getaway.

Our guests enjoy spectacular beaches, snorkeling, hiking, exploring local caves and ruins.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Exuma on the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Half bath in the main house
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is shared for bedrooms 3 and 4.
    outdoor open shower - Outdoor Shower
    outdoor gazebo open shower - Outdoor Shower
  • Bathroom 3 is shared for bedrooms 3 and 4 (Jack and Jill style). We also have 2 outdoor open showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • NW cottage - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    NE cottage - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    South cottage, bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    South cottage, bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 and 4 are sharing bathroom #3. There are couches in bedroom 1 and 2 which can each be used for 1 person sleeping. There are more couches in the main house which is sometimes used for sleeping as well (not private), can fit 2 more people.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • caves
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
We would like to make it a flexible rental for our guests. Chef, maid, and other services can be added to your rental for additional fee.


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Private Family Owned Island
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Peaceful, Serene and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I stayed on Darby for 10 days. First and foremost, it is incredible how quiet and peaceful it is: no cars, no beeps; no people, no city noise -- just a gentle breeze and waves crashing on the far side of the island. Three beaches to choose from, but really all are great when you are the only beachgoer. There is really nothing quite like this place for recharging your mental batteries and unwinding in peace.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gleb. We are very fortunate to have guests who understand and value the true uniqueness of Darby island. We are glad you had a great time. Till next time :) Eugenia.
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Amazing stay in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This place truly is paradise! Crystal clear waters--great for snorkeling and swimming--beautiful white sand beaches, trails to hike, places to explore. Every part of this island is magic, and the best part--we had it all to ourselves. The privacy and quiet were much needed, and we went home refreshed and happy. Already looking forward to our next visit to this incredible island!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievable Paradise

  • 5 of 5

If somebody would ever suggest we can spend a week on a private island on Bahamas, we wouldn't even laugh. Nevertheless, we were so very lucky to be there, and being hosted by Eugenia and Bill.

There are not enough words to describe beauty and allure of the island. The ocean is clean and calm, and water is very warm. The sand is soft and powdery like a flour. Every day there were variety of options to satisfy everyone’s taste: swimming along beautiful beaches, snorkeling on the corrals, fishing, picking conch, feeding and swimming with giant turtles, watching swimming pigs, feeding iguanas, and many more. Every night we had a great dinner with friends and family - conch, fish, fillet minion staffed with lobsters, wine, beer, and great stories about experience of the island.

It should be on everybody's 'bucket list'. We’ve fell in love with Little Darby, and would go there again and again, definitely.

So should you!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular Darby Island

  • 5 of 5

Our group (14 of us) just returned from an outstanding stay on Darby. The island is spectacular, and it's relative remoteness adds to it's allure. The facilities reminded me of the wonderful 5-star salmon fishing facilities that we've been to up on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska: very comfortable, capacious and very memorable for us. Mealtimes with the food that we brought with us and cooked were very special. We snorkeled, fished, hiked, rode bikes and did some exploring via rental boat. Next time I'll bring a fly rod and more camera lenses.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, I am very glad to know that you enjoyed the island, and even more glad that you are considering to return. We will be happy to see you and your family again. Eugenia.
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A tropical paradise!

  • 4 of 5

We so much enjoyed our stay on Little Darby! With it's gorgeous beaches, abundant snorkling, and the ultimate in privacy, I'm not sure where to begin! I've never seen so many shades of blue when I think of the water there. From the view of the sunrise on the veranda, to the sunset off of the back, there is an amazing vista from all sides of the main house. The little walkways to the cottages give privacy when you want it, and room in the main house for community to spend time with friends together for dinner or games. The fresh caught fish, and conch ceviche was amazing!!!! I will never forget!

Thanks again!!!!!

Lynn and Mike

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn, We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time on Darby. Looking forward to seeing you back soon. Best, Eugenia.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Exumas International airport, Bahamas (GGT)
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
3 private beaches
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £190.67
Property Damage Insurance £75.51

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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