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Beachfront House (Sleeps 8) on Very Private Pink Sand Beach

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Governor's Harbour house description

Casuarina Bay is an exceptionally beautiful, secluded hideaway on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas.

Just two lovely houses share this very private bay on the Atlantic skirted by miles of pink sand beaches. Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just one hour by air from Miami, and only seven miles from Governor's Harbour airport. It is located one mile northeast of the quaint village of Governor's Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas.

The wooden Beachfront house affords a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean from every room, amidst a picturesque grove of coconut palms, colorful hibiscus, fragrant frangipani flowers, sea grape, and Casuarina trees.

Ocean lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70- and 80-degrees Fahrenheit. The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, swim with dolphins or exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include golf, tennis, and surfing. We have 4 sit-on-top ocean kayaks at the house for you to use to explore the coast.

The rustic beachfront House was designed and built to savor the incredible natural unspoiled beauty of Eleuthera. It is only 20 yards from its own sandy beach, so wherever you are in the house you have breathtaking views in all directions. To the east you see the turquoise ocean and glistening beach. Looking to the west your eyes rest on untouched green hills and colorful Caribbean sunsets. At night the brilliance of the stars and moon are unforgettable.

This romantic house sleeps eight, with four bedrooms (garden level and twin/king rooms on main level with A/C), two bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen, and decks on three sides. Two of the bedrooms have air conditioning. The other two bedrooms and the living areas and kitchen do not have air conditioning, but they do have large doors/windows to capture the ocean breezes.
Relax on our private beach in the new thatched cabana equipped with a freshwater outdoor shower.

Keywords: eco-friendly

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Nude Beach
              • Pets Considered
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Bedroom 3

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              • Other (See Description)

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) one with A/C on garden level, Twin or Single Beds (2) These beds can be made into a king if requested- this room has air conditioning., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                There is A/C in the main level bedroom as well as our extra 4th bedroom (access from the outside of the house). There is no A/C in the 2 upper bedrooms, living areas or kitchen....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                We provide both bath and beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                bring DVDs with you if you wish! We have a few at the house....moreless

              • Stereo
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                All local calls are free. You can receive calls and make long distance calls using a calling card....moreless

              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                There are decks on 3 sides of the house and we have an outdoor dinning area overlooking the ocean....moreless

              • Gazebo:

                We have a beach cabana including a freshwater outdoor shower....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront:

                    The very private sandy beach is just 50 feet from the house....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Tennis
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Mountain Biking
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  5 night min stay
                  $460
                  Low Season
                  Jul 1 - Oct 31
                  5 night min stay
                  $460
                  $2,940
                  Holiday
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,955
                  High Season
                  Jan 5 - Jun 30
                  5 night min stay
                  $495
                  $3,255

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                  Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                  Location

                  This 110-Mile-Long Island offers Many Fascinating Places and Deserted Beaches to explore, there is Wonderful Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, and Shelling, the Quaint Island of and Harbour Island is one hour away, Nassau and Paradise Island are 15 minutes by plane, the Village of Governor's Harbour offers Restaurants, Bars, Food, Liquor, Gift Shops, Cinema, Hotel, Post Office, Clinic, Dive Shop, and Car and Bicycle Rentals. We have 2 sit-on-top ocean kayaks at the house for you to explore the coast.

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: The McKinney family has lived in The Bahamas for generations. At 17 Doon was teaching school in a remote village in Botswana. She fell in love with the idea of living in a round house. When she returned to The Bahamas she decided to move from Nassau to the remote and untouched island of Eleuthera and build her own round house. Everyone was a bit skeptical of this young woman clearing the land by herself and building a house with no electricity, running water, car or a telephone. Camping out every night on the site helped her develop an intense connection with the land and gave her the opportunity to build a house that was perfect for the location. She decided to build 11 foot arches on all six sides of the house to allow the ocean breeze to sweep into the house. She nestled the house among coconut trees and Casuarina trees where you can hear the sound of the wind in the trees and the waves on the beach. She surrounded the house with a garden full of beautiful hibiscus, oleander, seagrape, coconuts and other native flowers and trees.??

                  Why the Owner Chose Governor's Harbour:
                  It was a challenge for a woman with limited carpentry skills to clear the land and almost single-handedly build a house- having never built so much as a box. Doon persevered and used creativity to overcome many of the obstacles she encountered. While still working on the building of the house Doon married and had 2 daughters (Casuarina and Taja)- Taja was born right in the Round house before the midwife even found her way out to Casuarina Bay. ?? As her family began to grow, Doon decided to build a guest cottage. She began with a large rainwater storage tank- as the only water to the area was what could be collected from the rain. She stood on top of the water tank, looked out across the beach into the ocean and was so inspired that she decided to put a bedroom there looking out over the ocean. A few months later as she was working on the roof of the new bedroom she was astounded by the spectacular view the added elevation gave and decided to build another floor and put the bedroom higher up. So what began as a small guest cottage grew into a 3 storey, 4 bedroom house with extraordinary views to the ocean called the Beachfront house.


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                  • Casuarina Bay very private beach

                    Casuarina Bay very private beach

                  • Full kitchen

                    Full kitchen

                  • Upstairs queen room looking east

                    Upstairs queen room looking east

                  • Private balcony off upstairs queen room

                    Private balcony off upstairs queen room

                  • Upstairs King bedroom with ocean views

                    Upstairs King bedroom with ocean views

                  • Main level bedroom (as twins).  With A/C.

                    Main level bedroom (as twins). With A/C.

                  • New beach cabana with lounge chairs and freshwater outdoor shower

                    New beach cabana with lounge chairs and freshwater outdoor shower

                  • Lounge chairs on the deck of the Beachfront house

                    Lounge chairs on the deck of the Beachfront house

                  • Beach road to Casuarina bay

                    Beach road to Casuarina bay

                  • 3 of our 4 sea kayaks

                    3 of our 4 sea kayaks

                  • View from front deck to beach

                    View from front deck to beach

                  • Upstairs queen bedroom with private balcony and ocean views

                    Upstairs queen bedroom with private balcony and ocean views

                  • view to the Beachfront house

                    view to the Beachfront house

                  • View to sea from the front deck of the Beachfront house

                    View to sea from the front deck of the Beachfront house

                  • Master bathroom with dramatic views to the ocean

                    Master bathroom with dramatic views to the ocean

                  • Main level with A/C (king or 2 twins), expansive views to east and west

                    Main level with A/C (king or 2 twins), expansive views to east and west

                  • Main level full bathroom

                    Main level full bathroom

                  • View to the Beachfront house from the beach

                    View to the Beachfront house from the beach

                  • Beautiful Governors Harbour 1.5 miles away

                    Beautiful Governors Harbour 1.5 miles away

                  • Garden level bedroom (queen) with A/C
outside access only.

                    Garden level bedroom (queen) with A/C outside access only.

                  • Beachfront house exterior

                    Beachfront house exterior

                  VRBO #12645

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                  This listing was first published here in 2002.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

                  $460 - $565 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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