27th September 2022


Thank you so much for the incredible hospitality! We have had the best time exploring the island with you and your recommendations. You have been the best host and we can't wait to come back and visit you and your favourite girl, Flo!

Best wishes from Australia and New Zealand

Caitlin, Alex and Tess!

P.S. Keep making that Taste of Paradise drink for all your guests. 

6-10th July 2022

Dear Steve,

Thank you for a wonderful stay! We enjoyed everything about Da Sugar House! Thank you for all your excellent recommendations and directions/landmarks, that were on point. We loved the daily recommendations and itinerary. It helped us so much! We love your place.

Dear Flo, you are a beautiful, special dog. We loved seeing you out in your element and hearing stories about your friends. We can just picture all of the trouble you guys get into during the day!

We will be back next summer. Keep in touch.

The Fegans

Jim, Therese, Delaney & Drear

Franklin, TN


Dear Steve, it was a great time staying here, flow was amazing. We’re coming back.

From Drear (aged 9).

5th July 2022



This trip has been amazing since day 1 thanks to the wonderful hospitality of Steve. We are definitely looking forward to come back with friends, because people have to see the wonders of this beautiful island with their own eyes, and not through my Instagram page!

Thank you Steve for everything you do, you are a blessing!

Yudi & Armando

From Miami

30th June 2022

Steve & Flo

Thank you both for your wonderful hospitality. You make a great team. Were looking forward to coming back. Your suggestions were very helpful. Our trip to Hoopers bay was one of the most amazing things that happened to us. It really did feel like you went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed ourselves, despite 2 days of rain. Good luck finishing Da Sugar Shack.

Ruth & Liz

Washington DC

22nd May 2022

Dear Steve,

Thank you so much for pretty much everything. You’re a great guy, who knows simply everything about Exuma, the beaches, the locations, the wildlife. We’ve had such a warm welcome, you’re such a helpful and generous host. We loved our stay here with you and Flo, in your home with all the lovely details.

Stay as you are, you’ll see us again.

Thomas, Kaia, Mika & Verena

From Germany

25th May 2022

Dear Steve and Flo,

We had a wonderful time here at Exuma! Of course, the island is such a beautiful place with all the stunning beaches, the wildlife and the ocean, but what makes our holiday so special to us, was you and Flo. The ward welcome, the gin tonics at your private bar, and last but not least your advice by finding the best places and helping us in every situation – leads to the point that we arrived as a guest and now we are leaving as friends!

Thanks for everything!

Henrike & Philip

From Germany

12th May 2022

Dear Steve,

You’ve been such an amazing host, we’ve never stayed in a place where we also made friends with the host in such a way. It’s refreshing and awesome. Thank you so much for all the fabulous suggestions, helping us set up our adventures, and of course the wonderful drinks! Flo was such a sweetheart, I’m so glad you found each other.

Da Sugar House will definitely be the place we return to if we’re able to make it back to the Exuma’s, there’s no other place we’d stay!

With much love and from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for everything!

Lilith & Rob


P.S. For the adventuring types, the Fowl Cay reefs were the best coral reefs to snorkel. For the best Conch, check out Big D’s

10th April 2022

I really felt like home at Personal Touch. Steve is an amazing host and guide. All his recommendations have been wonderful and it really added a plus to my overall Exuma experience. He could teach others about hospitality as he excels at it. The biggest thanks to Steve for making my stay so amazing! I had all amenities I needed (small kitchen with stove, refrigerator, nice coffee maker and the WIFI worked very well. The location of the property is away from the busy downtown but with good connections by car, grocery store nearby. Thank you, Steve, will definitely come back.



5th April 2022

Dear Steve

Thank you so kindly for sharing your home.

We loved how tropical it felt and all of your suggestions for fun were good (hello Coco Plum Beach)

Our daughter loved Flo & Prince so much. She didn’t want to say goodbye.

We will definitely be back

The Pendley’s


23rd March 2022

Thank you so much for your extraordinary hospitality.

You & Michelle made the difference in making our week an outstanding and memorable experience.

We look forward to being back on Exuma soon, and hopefully get the chance to spend some more time chatting and chilling!

Alex, Flavia & Lostouza


15th March 2022

 Steve was an awesome host. Made sure to accommodate us in answering our questions on restaurants, beaches, tours etc. He went above and beyond to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The apartment below Steve’s home was well supplied with everything you need. The beds are very comfortable. We do suggest getting a rental car to get to any of the beaches, restaurants or town.

Joann N.



17th February 2022        

Dear Steve,

Thank you very much for the great experience at the “Da Sugar House”. You were such a great help, showed us incredible spots that we probably wouldn’t have found without you and always had great advise whenever the weather didn’t turn out as we hoped for.

Da Sugar House is a lovely place that we will definitely recommend to family and friends.

Kristin, Tobias, and the girls


From booking.com (The accommodation exceeded our expectation in all toppings. Not only did the host help us before we arrived, he also assisted us during our stay as a tour guide, landlord and mediator in all respects. He even went to the car rental to check the condition of the vehicle. Steve is an absolutely cool and helpful person who takes care of his guests like a family. The hot tub is beautifully located in the middle of plants with maximum privacy and the apartment is super cute. On arrival Steve already put drinks and a first breakfast in the fridge for us. The accommodation is clean, great location, large and just fancy. For me more than 10 stars and better than any resort)

28th January 2022


What a beautiful holiday. Steve is a very nice and helpful person.

He gave us some amazing spots around the island.

The house is beautiful, we enjoyed a lot of our time here.

There is everything you need. We will talk about Da Sugar House to our friends and family.

We met some people during the boat day, I’m sure we will become friends in France.

I hope we will come back one day again.

Thank you for everything you did.

Anais and Tony

From France, with love.

5th January 2022

Happy 2022

Thank you Steve for your hospitality and accommodations.

The refrigerator amenities were greatly appreciated as well as the personal requests.

It was a home away from home.

Also this Canadian farm boy got to see CANOPUS (it's a southern bright star). Can't see that from my latitude.

To the nest, enjoy as we did.

Randy & Wendy

Port Stanley

Ontario, Canada

29th December 2021

I feel like my boyfriend and I are in a unique position review-wise because we split our time on Exuma between Hideaways and Da Sugar House (in that order). The reason we split our time was that we were worried about being too far from restaurants, bars, stores, etc. in George Town, and because we wanted to be close to the beach (Steve's place is on the opposite side of the highway, a short distance up a hill). If we could go back and change anything, however, we would stay with Steve at Da Sugar House for our entire stay.

First and foremost, Steve is the kindest, most helpful and resourceful VRBO/Airbnb host I've ever stayed with. We were blown away by his knowledge of the area / island, his willingness to share, and how out of his way he went to make sure we had the best time on Exuma. He reached out to me as soon as I booked with a ton of useful info (that I later referenced throughout our trip), and answered any questions I had immediately (including finding the closest liquor store selling bourbon and sending me a photo of their selection). When we were overserved at the fish fry and missed the tour we'd signed up for the next morning, he helped us find and arrange alternative plans (which ended up being our favorite day of the entire trip). I'm generally apprehensive about asking anything of VRBO/Airbnb hosts because I don't want to be a pain in the ass, but I recommend asking him anything because his knowledge and recommendations are ON POINT.

Because our first accommodations were pretty bare bones, it was such a relief to get to Steve's and find everything we could need (in particular because we'd already experienced the difficultly of finding certain things on Exuma): sunscreen, toilet paper, dish soap, snorkels (the newer models, too), beach chairs, umbrellas, ice, and a fridge stocked with beer, and more. This was a huge luxury and a kindness that saved us a lot of time and money.

I quickly saw that my reservations about staying on the hill side of the highway were wrong. Staying on the ocean side meant basically being on the highway. Staying at Da Sugar House (a five minute drive up the hill) was quiet and serene but still as close to stores, bars, etc. At night the deck outside our rooms was the perfect place to watch the stars, and waking up in the morning with the birds and trees was so peaceful.

I rarely write reviews, but this was a truly special stay. Do not sleep on Da Sugar House. 

18th August 2021

Steve and Flo,

I've added a lot of things in my 'to do' list as done:

Have my 'Advance' PADI

Swim with pigs, with sharks, with sting rays, etc.

Find the only one starfish this day

Have new friend

See Steve dancing on the table (it wasn't in my to do list, but it's done so I add it!)

It's incredible how we can create this kind of link in 10 days.

We have enjoy these days and we could come back one day

Thank you for all!

Lots of Love,

Christophe, Natalie, Lauren & Kim 

Near Lille


P.S. You were right - We arrive as guests, we are now friends.

24th July 2021

Dear Steve and Flo,

Thank you for the amazing hospitality extended to us during our fabulous 2 weeks with you both. Even though this was our 8th visit to Exuma, you provided a number of 'Extras' we had never before experienced. From the hot tub, to the welcome pack, the 'concierge' style shopping option, and of course introducing us to Lovie from next door - all made the stay much sweeter.

To you Flo, sorry we won't be there to share our breakfast with you - I've told Steve you prfer your bacon crispy, and Evonne forgives you for not letting the cat make an appearance.

Here's to next year.

Evonne & John



3rd July 2021

Dear Steve and Flo!

Thank you for an incredible experience at Da Sugar House and on Exuma! Everything we could have needed or wanted was here, Thank you (and Flo) for the amazing hospitality and excellent recommendations for beaches, activities, bars and restaurants. We had a fantastic time, and we hope to be back soon!

Adam & Kate

Atlanta, GA, USA

1st May 2021

Thanks Steve

Lots of love

Cari & David 

30th December 2020

Dear Steve,                                                                                                                                                                 (Love you Flo!)

We had such an amazing time inside your place. Everything was spot on! All the advise you gave was spot on point. We were so lucky meeting you, and our experience would not have been the same without you!

Special thanks for the advise, the house that was so well equipped and all your services!

We will come back more time on the island on your presence!

Thank you so much,

Alix, Veronigue, Bruno & Bastien

From France (not Paris)

10th March 2020

Dear Steve,

Thank you for your wonderful welcome, hospitality and excellent advise for our stay.

The island is really beautiful and Da Sugar House is an excellent base for visiting it.

We will miss you & Flo. XX

We hope to meet again.

Carola and Lamberto

Varese - Italy

17th February 2020

My boyfriend and I had absolutely the best time in Exuma!

Steve you are setting a very high benchmark for any Air BNB host that I may encounter in the future. Your warm friendly demeanor go way beyond my expectations.

Thank you for being genuine, and this vacation wouldn't have been the same without you, Flo & Tanya.

We will be back.....

Ghislain & Chelsea

Montreal - Canada

3rd February 2020

This was my second time staying at Da Sugar House, and it was even better than the first! Steve as always is an excellent host.

Some great suggestions on where to go, people to meet, and things to see!

The apartment is always clean and everything in good order.

Thank you again Steve for a perfect Stay.

I will see you and Flo soon!

Love, Alana xx

Bournemouth - England

16th January 2020

Thank you Steve for amazing tips about the island, and places to go and see. Your inputs were a fundamental part of our stay. You are a perfect host. Flo is a fantastic dog everyone would love to have.

Thank you so much.

Alex & Marc

Barcelona - Spain

4th January 2020

Da Sugar House impressed us Immediately!

A beautiful refuge in the middle of the 'forest', and outside Flo became a gorgeous habit when returning from the beach. She is so lovely, and we love her. Steve was always careful and present without being intrusive. The perfect host!! He left us in the fridge cold beers, water, eggs, milk and also a bottle of Italian Prosecco for the year end toast.

A beautiful refuge in the middle of the 'forest', and outside Flo became a gorgeous habit when returning from the beach. She is so lovely, and we love her. Steve was always careful and present without being intrusive. The perfect host!! He left us in the fridge cold beers, water, eggs, milk and also a bottle of Italian Prosecco for the year end toast.

Thank you Steve!!

Hope life brings us back hear again soon! 

Michele & Diego

Bologna - Italy

22nd November 2019

Thanks for making us feel very welcome. A good host - love Flo to bits great dog. We came for the fishing and had some great days out. It was a bit windy for a couple of days, but all in all we had a great stay.

See you next Year.


22nd November 2019

Thank you for a great time and hospitality. A mixture if chill time and euphoria. Fishing was great fun, 2 40lb Wahoo and Mahi Mahi, and plenty of bonefish too.

Sorry to leave (again)

Be good

Andy Thomas

21st September 2019

What an incredible experience at Da Sugar House, a little paradise and the perfect base for us. Steve is the person you need on this island, his recommendations were spot on and although am sure there is much more to see and do, we have packed so much in over the last two weeks.

Steve, your home is beautifully done and we will certainly recommend to all our friends and family, and it goes without saying we will be back soon.

Big hugs to Lovie, Flo, and all your fab friends that we had the pleasure to meet.

Love Janis & Alana

6th September 2019

Thanks for a great stay Steve. Your advise and recommendations were very useful. Local knowledge is key for a stay on Exuma and you have it in abundance. Cheers,

Andy Simms

5th July 2019

Da Sugar was exactly what we were looking for, secured, restful, quiet. The manager, Steve, has thought about everything we needed. Shower cap, needle and thread, bug spray, cooking out on the beach, beach umbrella, air-conditioning, everything. He was very responsive to any requests and yet unobtrusive. We would definitely stay there again.

Maureen O.

2nd May 2019

Thank you so much for your hospitality. Da Sugar House is a wonderful home and great to relax in after a long day of fieldwork! We loved meeting Flo - she's great fun. This was a great trip despite the rain. would definitely recommend a trip to Stocking Island.

Best wishes,

David, Lauren & Aditi

29th April 2019

Thank you for letting us feel so welcome and at home!

We have only spent a few days here, but thanks to all your tips we've seen a lot!

Thanks for having us at the wonderful Da Sugar House!

Best wishes,

Charlotte & Marilyn

From Amsterdam, NL

26th April 2019

Thank you for your hospitality & the wonderful tips to explore Exuma! We really enjoyed our stay.

Patrick & Lara

21st April 2019

Da Sugar House is the very definition of what a real guest house should be. Beautiful hose in the middle of nature, attention to every little detail, and of course a great host.

It is so good to be in such an atmosphere when we are so far from home.

Many thanks for everything.

Amina, Nicola and the kids

The French from Spain

5th April 2019

We had a lovely vacation.

You are the best host.

See you next year.

Andrew & Ben

25th March 2019

A great couple of days.

Lovely host, nice house.

Shaun Hodgins

Wanapiles Canoe,Ontario, Canada

A little piece of paradise here. Too bad our visit was so short.

Shanon & Larry Pearson


22nd March 2019

Thank you so much for your accommodation! Da Sugar House is incredible, like a little oasis off the road. Your recommendations for restaurants and activities were much appreciated and pursued. Your head of security, Flo, was a pleasant surprise and a delight to have around the house. It was an extra bonus after a long day at the beach to be greeted by a friendly pup when arriving back. Not only will we be recommending Da Sugar House to our family & friends, we will also be spreading word of how amazing this paradise is. Everything from the pristine beaches & the bright teal waters, to the friendly locals and unforgettable memories. This was an unbelievable first visit to Exuma and definitely will not be the last, whether it's next year or in 5 years, we will be back!

Thanks again Steve, and thank you for the inside secret of your Bahamian Irish coffee.

Best wishes

Logan & Naz


Perfect location and helpful recommendations

5/5 Stayed ‎Feb‎ ‎2019

Amber E.

We stayed 9 days at Steve's place and left with zero complaints and wonderful memories! Steve was attentive to our needs before we even arrived and was more than accommodating when we got there! Although this was not beach front property, it was in a perfect location near two public access spots, market, and plenty of restaurants. Being in Georgetown was the perfect location that allowed us to explore each side of the Island with a relatively short drive. Steve was more than helpful with awesome recommendations for restaurants, excursions, and companies to contact, and even provided us some beer and espresso! We found all our beach needs (umbrella, snorkelling masks, coolers, and towels) that helped us with our numerous beach excursions. I already miss relaxing on hammock with the perfect breeze and occasional visit from his loving dog Flo!

Thanks again Steve, we loved your place!

Published ‎Mar‎ ‎10‎, ‎2019

Owner's Response:

Hi Amber and Logan,

It was a pleasure meeting you both, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Da Sugar House in Exuma, and that you have left full of wonderful memories from your vacation.

Flo and I look forward to welcoming you back in the future, when you're ready to make some more special memories here in Exuma.

Our best wishes,

Steve & Flo

Paradise on Exuma

5/5 Stayed ‎Feb‎ ‎2019

Anne Mette J.

We stayed at Da Sugar House for two nights, the only problem was that it wasn’t long enough. From the moment we arrived we simply loved everything about the place. Both inside and outside was perfect, it’s like a little peace of paradise, where you can find peace and harmony. 

On top of that, the host Steven was unbelievable friendly and helpful in every matter. 

We would love to return one day and we would highly recommend this lovely place to everyone, who travel to Exuma.

The family Timmers Joergensen

Published ‎Feb‎ ‎23‎, ‎2019

Owner's Response:

It was so lovely to meet you all, and have you stay at Da Sugar House.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay soon.

My best wishes to you all,

Steve & Flo

Onalayah Smith - 29th November 2018

Living like a local

Exuma is a new island for me. This was my first visit. Steve helped me feel right at home. He provided insight into things rarely written about in the tourist guide books. He even went out of his way to introduce me to the locals in the area. 

It was my pleasure to have you stay at Da Sugar House, and I'm glad that my local knowledge of Exuma was able to help you get the most out of your trip. I look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year. Wishing you a lovely Christmas. My best wishes, Steve

Karen & Steve - 29th November 2018

What a fabulous trip to Da Sugar House. Steve is a great host. Every recommendation that he gave us was spot on and didn’t disappoint in any way.

If you go to see the swimming pigs, Fat Boy with his 3rocket engines, is the one to choose. What a guy, respectful to the environment, funny and entertaining, and a good sailor.

Met Luvvi next door, what a character, and colourful life she has led. Get her to tell you some stories. She was an extra in the Thunderball movie when it was filmed here.

Worth doing the scuba diving too. The locals are cultivating coral to try and future proof the reef.

Exuma Point is a recommendation for lunch, lovely food, service and location.

Flo loves a bone. Try and get her to sit first. 

We will be back.

Thanks Steve for a great holiday. xxx

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and first visit to Exuma. Thank you so much for your kind review which is really appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back next year, so that you can continue your Exumian adventures. My best wishes, Steve

Lovely apartment. Perfect position

5/5 Stayed ‎Nov‎ ‎2018

andrew r.

Da Sugar House was perfect. Cosy, safe, comfy, near Georgetown and the brilliant beaches (5mins) and Fish Fry the rocking food and jump up village. We hired a motor boat and spent days at the best beach bar in the Bahamas: the Chat and Chill. 

The owner is so welcoming. 

We will be back. 


Thank you for your kind review. It was my pleasure meeting you both, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Da Sugar House. I look forward to welcoming you back, and sharing some more of what Exuma has to offer. My best wishes, Steve

Jez Whinnett  recommends Da Sugar House.

24 September at 12:29 · 

Arrive at Da Sugar House and you immediately get a feeling of tranquillity, this is the REAL Bahamas! Steve is the perfect host and can set you up with just about any activity the island of Exuma can offer, ask him where to eat and you’ll be able to fill your boots with the island food! The accommodation is generous with two lovely bedrooms, a large kitchen area and good bathroom, you won’t miss any facilities here! Beautiful lush vegetation surrounds the house, amazing butterflies and birds flit around and the beach is really close. I’d never been to the Bahamas before and can honestly say it’s breath taking, the water so clear and warm with stingrays gently gliding by as you sip a cold beer in the shallows ( and of course you get swimming pigs!). If you want to sample island life Bahamas style, you’ve got to go to Da Sugar House!

Thankyou Jez for your kind review. As my first guests I'm delighted to hear that you and Nikki had such a good time on island, and enjoyed your stay at Da Sugar House. Since you left, the outside deck and tub have been installed, along with an external shower, and pathways to make moving around the property easier, and both bedrooms have had new A/C units installed. I look forward to welcoming you back next year. My best wishes to you both, Steve