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DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
*Ask about the new 4th bedroom/bathroom space that sleeps an extra 4 guests. Queen, double, single, rainshower..(Additional cost applies) (never rented separately) Makes it Great for a 4 couple house rental. (Third Bedroom Twins can become a King bed) Secluded beachfront property. Wake up to the Sunrise, gorgeous ocean views, powdery white sands, stunning turquoise waters, and a sandy bottomed shore-line on 3km of unpopulated BEACH. Rated the best beach on the island! Plunge into your PRIVATE POOL surrounded by 65 palm trees and a beautiful garden oasis... Jump in a KAYAK and paddle over to 'your' deserted island, Duck Cay... Fill the cooler with cold drinks and lounge the day away on the beach ... or lay on the porch in the double hammock and gaze at the Ocean PLUS a 1000 sq.ft. recre...*Ask about the new 4th bedroom/bathroom space that sleeps an extra 4 guests. Queen, double, single, rainshower..(Additional cost applies) (never rented separately) Makes it Great for a 4 couple house rental. (Third Bedroom Twins can become a King bed) Secluded beachfront property. Wake up to the Sunrise, gorgeous ocean views, powdery white sands, stunning turquoise waters, and a sandy bottomed shore-line on 3km of unpopulated BEACH. Rated the best beach on the island! Plunge into your PRIVATE POOL surrounded by 65 palm trees and a beautiful garden oasis... Jump in a KAYAK and paddle over to 'your' deserted island, Duck Cay... Fill the cooler with cold drinks and lounge the day away on the beach ... or lay on the porch in the double hammock and gaze at the Ocean PLUS a 1000 sq.ft. recreation room complete with POOL TABLE, TABLE TENNIS, 50' Direc TV, DVD's, weights, excercise bike, Treadmill, darts, board games, beach chairs, coolers... GREAT SPACE IF YOU WANT TO STAY HOME AT NIGHT and PLAY Feeling adventuresome? .... go paddling with our three KAYAKS, or body wave boards.. and we can help you with car rental, booking trips, renting a boat, we also have put together a 'Welcome' book to give you all the information on our favourite places to eat, visit, play, and other tips and insights to make your stay enjoyable. Swimming Pigs, tennis, golf, renting a boat, best boat tours, in your home massage, etc Enjoy the 2600 sq. ft. air-conditioned house, built with family and fun in mind. This luxury cottage with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms * (extra bedroom/bathroom that sleeps 4 at additional cost.. never rented unless you need it. That means the house can sleep 10) Exuma is a very special place for down-to-earth, open-minded, young-at-heart adventurers who seek natural beauty and stunning unpopulated beaches, surrounded by the most turquoise waters. Our family loves Dillycrab! Hope you will too :)More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please be advised that flip flops are recommended on the wood deck surrounding the pool. No glass around the pool...plastic wine glasses and cups are provided. It is very expensive to drain the rainwater pool and refill with city water. A waiver needs to be signed before use of watercraft. This is a no smoking property inside and out. Thank you
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Michele D
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2015
Interaction with guests
Desereen will greet you and show you the workings of the house. She is also there to answer any of your questions upon arrival. Any problems you might have Desereen is just a phone call away. I, the owner, also am just an email or phone call away. All the details for a worry free holiday will be at your finger tips. We also have Jonas who keeps your pool sparkling, cleans that BBQ, and takes away your garbage. Ask him to open a coconut for you and drink paradise. Not only that, my daughter, has prepared an amazing binder full of all the things to see and do and where to eat, where to party and where to play.
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Reviews (22)
paul b
paul b
Guildford, United Kingdom9 contributions
Great Exuma, Bahamas, One could not ask for anything more. Everything just perfect. Best beaches I have ever been to. The most friendly islanders I have met. When you arrive you feel like you know everyone and are not treated like tourists. If you want to relax,swim,walk and just chill, then this is the place to go. I would relocate to Great Exuma tomorrow if I could. Go there see for yourself. House great,home from home. Owners could not be more friendly. My family and I will return.
Visited May 2019
Written 29 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Thank you from all of Exuma!...I agree it is a very Special island!! It was wonderful to have you at DillyCrab....I am always so happy when people have had a wonderful time..It fills my heart ❤️ Please come stay with us again..... Cheers to more vacations in Life!!!!
Written 5 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ira G
Ira G
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Eight of us found beach bliss on our yearly family reunion. The days were filled with family meals, happily prepared in a wonderfully equipped kitchen, views of the sea, a comfortable and open eating area to share. Coffee on the deck and a lounge in the hammock. We swam in the ocean, played in the waves, built sand castles, and worked on our tans. Later in the day the kids continued to splash in the pool while we enjoyed the tropical breezes with a cocktail by the pool. In the evenings we would take our tea (and beer) to the couch and put in a movie, with the screen door open, reminding us of where we were. Our cozy sleeping quarters left us well rested for another day of fun. The draw of the magnificent turquoise sea is absolute, being able to complement that with this perfectly appointed vacation rental made for the best possible family vacation, one we will never forget. Thank-you Dilly Crab!
Visited December 2018
Written 11 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
So happy you had a lovely time..it makes me feel like I could almost feel the sun on my face too! Loved sharing our home with you and your family. It is true there are so many lovely outdoor living areas around DillyCrab to enjoy, it is hard to know where to choose first and next..Ha Ha! Cheers to more vacations in Life Michele
Written 13 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

megemiller87
megemiller87
Phoenixville, PA1 contribution
My boyfriend booked this place for us mostly because It was right after hurricane season destroyed St. John. We switched gears, and he had always heard of The Exumas! So we did our research and he stumbled across Dilly Crab. The pictures were breathtaking, so of course, he booked it! As soon as we got to Exuma, and drove over the hill to see that blue water, we knew we made the best decision! Then, we got to Dilly Crab, and we were convinced! Dilly Crab is equipped with everything you could possibly think of for an island vacation! Our favorite spot is out on the porch at night under the strings of lights. But what we were thrilled about is that there was NOONE around! We walk (we counted) 80 steps to the beach, look to our left, and then right, and there is no one. during our 7 day stay, we maybe saw a couple souls on the beach! it was perfectly relaxing. It is also family friendly as well! We have every intention of bringing our 4 year old along next time! There is so much to do for kids of all ages. Another great thing is...... DILLY CRAB IS 5 MINUTES FROM THE AIRPORT!! Lastly, Michelle, is extremely accommodating. She kept in touch with us the month prior to our vacation letting us know what great things there are to do/visit. She let us know what to expect, what to prepare for. And she even had us compile a grocery list so her housekeeper could have the things we would need initially there for us upon arrival! Talk about great people to rent from! One thing I would say to prepare for and buy BEFORE you get to Exuma is "no see-um" spray. 2 nights, ONLY at night because that's when it flairs up, I had the worst itching because on no see-um bugs that get you without you knowing! It didn't damper my vacation, what-so-ever! But I will be prepared for them next time! We were so happy with Dilly Crab that we will return every year! We couldn't sing Dilly Crab's praises enough! If you are thinking Exuma, GO TO DILLY CRAB!
Visited April 2017
Written 7 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Thanks for such kind words..we also think Dillycrab is awesome!!! It makes me sooo happy when guests experience the magic and go home feeling like Yes! that was a great week! Our beach is stunning and it is true you rarely see anyone no matter what time of year you go.. Dillycrab is close to the airport but out of the flight path so you would never know... Turquoise paradise! Real vanilla in your body cream helps keep the no-see-um’s away..as well as eating raw garlic..a sarong helps. They can not bite through clothing...and they only fly when there is no wind. Most of the time at Dilly the breeze is strong enough to keep them from flying..our little island fairies. The more you go to Exuma the less reaction you will have. You build up an immunity. We have a joke that says they only like the tourists.. Love to have you guys back again ..we do book up quite fast with lots of repeat guests...
Written 9 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chuck K
Chuck K
Nashua, NH7 contributions
My family and I (including 4 kids 11-14) had a perfect week at this great house. The location is ideal - central on the island with easy access to Georgetown and all the beaches. The pool and beach at the house are perfect! We spent days at the beaches and late afternoons and evenings in the pool or on the second-story deck. The hammock was a huge hit! The bedrooms are comfortable, and the pool table/ping pong table made for lots of high-stakes family fun and drama. We will be back! The owners are great to work with and have everything you will need for a perfect week in paradise.
Visited August 2018
Written 2 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Love to have you back to enjoy Dillycrab..so great to share with wonderful people....makes me so happy when my guests are happy!!!!!
Written 3 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tina T
Tina T
8 contributions
This home, and it will be your home away from home, is absolutely perfect for any family! Wake up and have coffee on the veranda overlooking your own private inground pool with a beautiful landscape while you listen to the waves hitting the beach that is just 40-50 feet from your driveway! During the day, just relax...pool or beach... this beach is gorgeous--white powdery sand with perfectly turquoise water that goes for 3 km and is used by virtually nobody (we saw 5 other people the entire week!) or you can venture out to various spots nearby. So many activities/sites are included in a fabulously thorough binder made by the owners: Chat n' Chill, Sugar Adventure Tours, boat rentals, etc. Come home and make a tremendous dinner at home (high end grill with an extremely well-equipped kitchen) or venture out to various spots on the island. Afterward, have a glass of wine by the pool or hang out in what was my family's favorite night spot: a fully equipped bonus room right off the pool (ping pong, pool, darts, games, 50" TV, exercise equipment). What more can I say??? This was perfect and the owner was a joy to communicate with; she was a total wealth of information and helpful every step of the way.
Visited July 2018
Written 17 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
It was awesome having you as a guest ..thank you for all your kind words. I do try and make your stay information rich so that you do not waste time on a weeks vacation and fill the house with everything you would expect if it were your Oceanside Cottage ..and we all know how fast a week flies by in paradise! Love to have you stay with us again. ..AND YES THE BEACH IS ABSOLUTLY AWESOME I AGREE!!! Very glad you had a great stay..🏝🦀
Written 19 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mursenary
Mursenary
Corrales, NM2 contributions
Beautiful, comfortable, private, and just amazing. I got to spend a week and every day was better than the next. You’re in the middle of the island so you have relatively quick access to everything. The owner is so nice and knowledgeable, she ended up being our own personal trip advisor. The locals are all so nice and caring. If you’re coming to Exuma and like beauty with privacy, I can’t recommend highly enough.
Visited October 2017
Written 18 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
So glad you had a great time! That is my aim, to make each visitor fall in love with Exuma. Please come back and enjoy again.
Written 21 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jon T
Jon T
3 contributions
One of those rare cases where reality exceeds the photos. The beach is much longer, deeper and softer. And while legally public, as practical matter it is private. It is also a 30 second walk away from the pool, which is not a superfluous add-on to a beachfront house. Mornings at the beach, afternoons at the pool. The house is tres comfortable, and it is set quite apart from the rest of the world, though really quite central to all of Great Exuma's recreational goodies. Michele's on-island support staff is at beck-and-call. There are the occasional (and passing) nits that come with a wonderfully underdeveloped island like Great Exuma (internet interruptions and such), but what a piddling price to pay for a perfect family vacation.
Visited July 2017
Written 24 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
So glad your family had such a great time. Dillycrab really makes you feel like you have had a "cottage" vacation. There is something very special about Exuma that is hard to forget...and you are right I think our beach is spectacular! Hope you are still dreaming of Turquoise waters! Please come visit again...New for September 2017: Tandem kayak and full lounge chairs for the beach....and a brand new BBQ!
Written 25 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NorthTexasGirl
NorthTexasGirl
5 contributions
The house is perfect! Great amenities - grill, hammock, great outdoor seating areas, kayaks, paddle boards, ping pong table, billiards - and your very own private pool! The best is the beach, which is very quiet and the prettiest color I've ever seen. (The pictures are real.) Michele was very helpful in suggesting things to do in Great Exuma and there is a great resource/binder in the house with tons of recommendations on restaurants, things to do, see, etc. Don't miss a day trip with Sugar Adventures where you get to meet the swimming piggies, iguanas, swim with nurse sharks, turtles and rays. We also made a trip at low tide to Coco Plum Beach to find sand dollars and enjoy the shallow gorgeous water. We enjoyed visiting the straw market in Georgetown to pick up some locally made treasures. Sandpiper nearby is a great gift shop too. And don't miss Wenshua if you get the chance. It's a nice art gallery with a lot of pieces from local artists. This was a great, relaxing, vacation for us in a beautiful location. We would definitely go again!
Visited June 2017
Written 14 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Very happy to hear you had a wonderful adventurous yet relaxing vacation ..yes we also think our beach is absolutely awesome and wonder why we ever leave home! Thanks for Being great guests and I hope you will come back and visit us again.
Written 16 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

721jeannieh
721jeannieh
13 contributions
Our best family vacation ever. This place has everything for the family. My teenagers had plenty to keep them busy.The beach was amazing. We stayed a week went to the beach everyday and only saw one person on beach. House has everything my family of six needed and then some.
Visited July 2017
Written 8 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Thanks for being great guests..love the video you sent me...!!! Please come visit us again..Dillycrab loves being loved!
Written 11 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marie C
Marie C
1 contribution
Beautiful home and amazing blue water , the only downfall was the no seeims we got bitten quite bad! Apparently they don't bother everyone.
Visited February 2017
Written 5 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michele d
michele d
Sorry you were bitten by the no see ums.....I myself do not get bitten at all anymore. If you cover your legs at dusk when the wind dies down, you will fare better. No see ums can not fly in a breeze. I know they seemed to love your daughter. Remember in a resort they spray pesticide constantly not sure if I want to always be breathing that into my body. I rather wear a sarong. Your body builds up an immune response so the second time in Exuma you would have less itchyness and the third time probably nothing at all.
Written 7 March 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Gym
Highchair
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Ping Pong Table
Pool Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
Great Exuma. Paradise found! Silky-soft white sand beaches, stunning turquoise water, welcoming friendly people...island life, do I need to say more. We have a great coffee table book that will guide you to restaurants, adventures and all the wonderful places and things to do. Our beach is over 3km long and you will be lucky if you are sharing it with anyone.The house is only a few minutes car ride away from the airport but we are out of the Tar Bay flight path and down a very long driveway to the Ocean. If quiet is what you seek, you will find it at Dillycrab Beach House. Golf course is 15 minutes away, tennis courts 20 min away, your beach a hop, skip, and a jump!
Getting around
A rental car is recommended..many exciting places to explore. There are of course taxis but they run a little expensive.
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Frequently Asked Questions about DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach

DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at DILLYCRAB BEACH HOUSE with Private Pool, Games Room, Kayaks and 3km Sandy Beach must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.