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Sundowner house, beach front, one of the best views on the island. Sleeps 6.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms, 1 bath and 2 shower rooms. Sleeps 6.

Sundowner House sits with an unparalleled view of the beautiful light blue sea. You can watch fish swim past from the patio– ideally done at “sundowner” time! The house sits 35 ft. above the sea and 25 yd from it, with beach frontage and safe swimming. Hoopers Bay is one of the most beautiful on the island, and extremely quiet. The house has three bedrooms, 2 doubles and one with twin beds. There is a mooring in front of the house. All living rooms have fans, air conditioning and a full unobstructed sea view. In response to comments made by one tenant, we took on board what was said, and decided to give Sundowner a facelift, and the following renovations were carried out . The kitchen units, sink and bar were all replaced, and a new refrigerator/freezer bought. For the dining area, a new dining table with 6 chairs provided. All cracked ceramic floor tiles in the house were replaced. The master bedroom has a newly tiled floor, a brand new king size bed in 2018, whilst it's shower room has been completely renovated. It now has a walk in shower. Not to end there, the number 2 bedroom has a new electric cooker and a new love seat. The patio has 4 new sunbeds.

Two paths lead from the house, which join up then take you to some steps onto the beautiful beach.

Exuma is one to the best bone fishing areas in the world, and it has some of the clearest and cleanest seas to swim, snorkel or dive in. Facilities are available in George Town to do all these things, and also hiring boats. Brochures have been placed in the house to help you in this matter.

The house has WIFI.

2 outdoor showers.

With effect from January 1st 2013, the Bahamian Government is imposing a 10% tax on all new bookings of holiday homes. This new tax IS reflected in the rates you see quoted.

Manager of property: Jenny Kettel manages the property. She is first point of contact. However, Information about the house can readily be supplied, and most questions answered by phoning in the UK (+44) (0)1344638671

More Details

Jenny Kettel
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Jenny Kettel

British, and first bought land on Exuma in 1964. Retired over 25 years, formerly an RAF pilot and airline Captain. My first house on Exuma I had built on Tar Bay.

Jenny Kettel purchased this villa in 1990

Why Jenny Kettel chose George Town

Bought the land and built the house in 1990, due to its stunning location. The width of the plot allowed me to have 3 bedrooms all with a sea view.

What makes this villa unique

Stunning view where 10 islands can be seen.

Height above the sea, which gives fantastic sights into the sea, where passing fish can be seen.

Closeness to the main town, and the airport.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in George Town in Exuma

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has a wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also has a wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Also has a wash basin
  • All bedrooms have their own bathroom. The middle bathroom also serves for visiting guests, as it is not en-suite. The other two are private.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has a kitchenette, bar, love seat small table and chairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Beds are 3 ft wide
  • All have en-suite or private bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a small kitchen, with fridge, cooker and microwave. It also has a small love seat, and its own TV. All bedrooms have air conditioning and also ceiling fans. Further to that, all bedrooms have a sea view, and sliding door access to the patio.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The garage has a washing machine and tumble dryer for use by all. Bedroom 2 has its own kitchenette, with electric 4 ring stove, grill and oven. It also has cutlery and all cooking extras, fridge with freezer, microwave, toaster, iron and ironing board. Also in bedroom 2 is a bar with 2 stools, and a 2 person love seat. On arrival, the house will have soap, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish washing liquid, detergent and kitchen roll. If you arrive on a Sunday, or after 5.30 pm, order groceries through our contact agent, who will need reimbursement. The main kitchen also has a bar and 2 stools. The main kitchen has a gas stove, the one in bedroom 3 is electric, so if either supply temporarily fails, you can still cook! A path leads down to the sandy beach, which does have steps at the bottom. This is a family home, so there are lots of basic facilities available. There are a some bits of snorkeling equipment and air beds available - but no guarantee it is still there.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sundowner house, beach front, one of the best views on the island. Sleeps 6.
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Sundowner House for the week of New Year's 2016 and it was absolutely perfect for our family group. The house was wonderful in every way. It was even better than depicted in the pictures. Every room had a magnificent view of the water. The house was fully equipped and contained many little extras that made it feel like you were at home. Dealing with the property manager, Jenny, was a pleasure. The booking process was easy and Jenny was very helpful.

The Hooper's Bay beach was magnificent. The house is at the west end of the beach. You can get some shade on the beach if you want it and there was some decent snorkelling along the rocky shoreline west of the house. Our daily routine involved walking down the beach to the docks and swimming with the friendly turtles (pure bliss!). Half-way down the beach, someone had anchored a climbing iceberg in the water that the kids enjoyed climbing and sliding down. The beach was never busy and was peaceful and relatively calm even on breezy days.

We rented a van and toured the island. We saw many amazing places, but came to the conclusion that we could not have picked a more central and perfect place to stay on the island. Unless you wanted to tour the island, you could likely get away without a car. There is a well-stocked deli and convenience store practically across the road, Jolly Hall Beach is also within walking distance and several restaurants and Georgetown (where you take the ferry to Stocking Island) would be a short cab ride away.

We're dreaming of the day we can go back to this delightful place!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New york

My private paradise

  • 5 of 5

I just came back from sundowner house and I wish I was there again, 8 days was to short to enjoy the beach.I chose hoopers bay because I'm very picky when it comes to beaches and when I saw the the pictures in Vrbo of Sundowner house I fell in love. The house look exactly like the pictures, the whole time I was there it felt like home. The house is not fancy but has everything you need and is seating in one of the most beautiful beach in the world.The house was not to far from the airport (15 min) the taxi ride cost $20 and George Town is only few minutes away we didn't rent a car because we took taxi's everywhere( cheaper then renting a car) unless you want to explore the island.The house did come with some thinks but we had to buy laundry detergent and garbage bags( no big deal) the only complaint I have will be the internet in the 8 days we were there it only work total for 30 minutes oh well I was on vacation( smile) Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house! The people in Exuma are wonderful friendly people!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the setting and the house. The internet uses the Bahamas Telecom line on Exuma, so is subject to their serviceability, which can be rather fickle on occasions. Jenny, our agent, can help out in this matter if you are cutoff for any length of time, by offering the use of the Education Centre WiFi if you notify her. The centre uses radio signals (may even be satellite) to connect, so they do not have the problems that normal households can face. Only a power cut puts them off line. The Education Centre is about 1/2 a mile away, but most people have little problem with our internet - apart from the speed not being very fast. We would love to see you back.
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Ontario Canada

An excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our two children and parents stayed at the Sundowner for a week at the end of March 2014.

Prior to arriving Jenny was extremely helpful providing any information we requested, picking up some groceries as the grocery store closed prior to our arrival, as well as bringing some beach toys to the house for the kids.

We travelled to both ends of the island seeing many rentals as well as several resorts but the consensus was that the Sundowner was the place we would choose.

The house was on the beach making it easy to allow the kids to play on the beach within view. It was such a quiet bay we were typically the only ones on the beach. We saw stingrays, turtles, jellyfish, starfish and many, many beautiful shells all without leaving our beach.

Having a car for the week was also very helpful to explore the island as well as run into town. The house was close to Georgetown making it easy to run into town for groceries or our many trips to the straw market.

This house is definitely the place to be if you want to relax in a quiet and beautiful setting.

We would definitely make a return trip here!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Completely satisfied with the Sundowner House

  • 5 of 5

Our three generation family, including a 2 year old, stayed at the Sundowner House for the month of February 2014. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The house was exactly what we wanted. I felt the house was as described and what we expected from the pictures provided. The proximity to gorgeous, almost deserted beachfront made our stay perfect.

Since we cooked in nearly every meal, we appreciated that the kitchen was large, with plenty of counter, cabinet, and refrigerator space. The bedrooms and living areas were spacious, and access to the full length deck by sliding doors from every room helped us feel closer to the sunshine and water day and night.

Our rental car enabled us to explore Great Exuma and Little Exuma from one end to the other, and to grocery shop in George Town where the larger food store is located. I recommend a car in order to fully experience a stay on Great Exuma. We didn’t find a single location on the island that we would have preferred over Hooper’s Bay.

It is true as a previous reviewer noted that some fixtures are outdated. This did not interfere with our pure delight with the Sundowner House in the least. There are plenty of fancier houses available on the island. We came for the spectacular clear blue water, perfect weather, and the laid back and very friendly island atmosphere. We were satisfied in every way.

We are also grateful to Jenny, the local house manager, for prompt and helpful communications throughout the months of making arrangements for the rental. We arrived on Great Exuma on a dark and rainy night and a warm welcome put us right at ease.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. The way you describe the property, its position, and the island is just how we see it. Paradise. We have plans to change the outdated items, which are done in the summer months when rentals are less frequent, but some I am pleased to say have been done already. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Stunning view, but...

  • 3 of 5

The house is clean, spacious and extremely well located, with an amazing view of Hooper's Bay. The interior furnishings, bathroom fittings and appliances are somewhat worn and dated, however. And there were no basics such as tea, sugar or laundry detergent provided, which was a little surprising.

Contrary to the description provided, there is no Internet connection in the house, which had been a significant factor in us choosing to rent this property. And within minutes of lighting the stove to make dinner on our first evening, the gas supply ran out and wasn't replaced for the entire week. We understand that Exuma is a small island and that everything has to be shipped in, but there were two gas tanks and the reserve tank had also been allowed to run out. Our main concern was that the property manager did not proactively follow up about this, we had to keep calling each day.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really upset that the renters did not find the house to their satisfaction. They are the first to have complained, and we have had many renters over many years. Some of the complaints we take full responsibility for, and some is the result of living on an island which is noted for the charm of slow pace and its relaxed attitude to life - making it a superb place to "get away from it all". In answer to the points made, and in the order they came, I will try to explain and allay any future concerns. The point about the interior being worn and dated is a fair comment. In the month of October 2013 we are refurbishing the main en-suite bathroom, and replacing the bath with a good shower. The existing shower room is going to have the walls retiled. New furniture is going in to update the old, and a new floor will be put in the master bedroom. It is our mistake that laundry soap was not present but that has been corrected. Tea and sugar are not promised on our house description, but are usually there as the previous tenants usually leave them. The Internet is provided via the phone line from Batelco. The whole island suffered at the same time from a problem they took a long while to resolve. However, our agent offered our renters a Wifi connection at the Resource Centre, half a mile away. They have Internet from satellite, so are unaffected by landline issues. Admittedly it is not convenient, but it is a free alternative not available to guests in other rental properties similarly affected. Gas was completely our fault. We apologise, and will monitor the situation more closely in the future. Again island life came into play, as a quick refill was not possible - the promised gas took over a week to come from Nassau to the island's sole provider. However, cooking facilities were still available in the house, as was pointed out at the time, because the second kitchen had an electric cooker. The agent telephoned daily to update our tenant about the gas situation, and failed to make contact on one day as they were out. We appreciate the comments made, and have reacted to them where it is in our control.
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  • 5 of 5

We lived on Exuma as teacher and nurse for 7 years from 1980 to 1987, so know the island well. We can say that Sundowner House is on one of the best beaches on the island, and is certainly the best near Georgetown. It is a short trip to the Navy Base, where a variety of genuinely Bahamian food is available, both take out and eat in. We dined on the Sundowner patio, enjoying the stunning view. Cold Kaliks added to the mood.

Ray and Nan were most solicitous of our comfort. The bedsitter was comfortable, well equipped, with that beautiful view. A car rental from Keith Thompson is recommended, as the island deserves a tour, if just to sample the food. Thank you, Ray and Nan.

Ken and Donna

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2012
  • Date of Stay: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
George Town International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Palm Bay
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
George Town
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Palm Bay
Car: recommended

3 bedroom family beach front property midway between the airport and the capital George Town, a lovely quiet residence on Hoopers Bay with a commanding view due to the 35 ft elevation. Regarded as the best beach on the island with pristine white soft sand, Hoopers Bay is very safe for swimming and snorkeling. Groceries and drinks can be bought less than a mile away. George Town has boat rental and a ferry boat to Stocking Island, Also deep sea fishing and bone fishing can be arranged locally. Sandals Hotel has a golf course. Great Exuma is one of the best bone fishing areas in the world, trips can be organised locally. Our house has its own mooring right outside the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in George Town, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £186.13

Whole property sleeps 6 which costs $1950 per week.
On arrival the agent requires a deposit of $250 per week for electricity. Provided you use 400 units or less per week, your deposit will be returned in full; any excess over that figure will be charged

Owner'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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