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'Magic Sand Villa' Oceanfront Home in Fabulous Double Bay

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Last updated: 03/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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MAGIC SAND VILLA, completed in March 2007, is an oceanfront residence situated directly on one of Eluetheras famous pink sand beaches. Double Bay Beach is several miles long and offers a great degree of privacy and seclusion. MAGIC SAND is two story with a garage and an efficiency unit downstairs. On the main floor you'll find 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a kitchen-diningroom-livingroom and a utility room. Also available, ia an extra 1 bedroom/1full bath efficiency appartment for those extra large groups.

MAGIC SAND has french doors that open to a 46 foot (644 sq ft) covered Veranda overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean from both the master bedroom and the livingroom.

MAGIC SAND is one of the only properties on the island with and oceanside-beachfront Tiki Hut. Called the LIKI TIKI it is half thatched covered and half open for the sun worshippers among us.

MAGIC SAND has 100% Italian Tile flooring with the idea that it will accommodate our pets as well as yours. A note: You must get a permit from the Bahamas Department of Agriculture to bring pets into the country.



Keywords: House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum Rental Age 21 ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Pantry Items
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker
              • Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Catering Available
              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Amenities

              • Living Room
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Air Conditioning
              • Babysitter
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • 2 man Kayak and 2 - 1 man Kayaks, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Beach towels,Noodles,Fishing and 2 adult Snorkel Gear, Ceiling fans in all rooms. Dog and Cat dishes! Coolers,...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Music Library:

                    SIRIUS SATALITE RADIO !...moreless

                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Books
                  • Games
                  • CD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Get calling cards at local markets...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Gazebo
                  • Balcony
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Adventure

                  Location & View

                  • Oceanfront
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Sailing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Library
                  • Duty Free Shops
                  • Boating
                  • Shelling
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Other Activities

                      • ASK ABOUT 1 BEDROOM EFFICIENCE FOR EXTRA ACCOMODATIONS CHECKIN 4:00pm CHECKOUT 10:00am...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Beautiful! Everything we thought it would be!

                        Beautiful! Everything we thought it would be!

                        • Guest Dreamin' (Kansas)
                        • Date of stay 11/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/02/13
                        We loved our vacation to the Bahamas! The villa was beautiful and was truly right on the beach. While we were there, we saw one other couple...and that was it. You get the whole beach to yourself! Our family of four would wake up early, swim in the morning, snorkel in the afternoon and then retire about 4:00....we were so worn out from all the fun that we would be in bed by 8pm! It was truly divine! There is wonderful opportunities to snorkel on both sides of the island. We would go again anytime!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers.

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                      • Fabulous

                        Fabulous

                        • Guest michele (north carolina)
                        • Date of stay 05/05/13
                        • Review Submitted 05/17/13
                        My husband and I loved Magic Sands. We watched the sunrise every morning from our bedroom, walked the long private beach for hours every day, and spent many afternoons and evenings in the Liki Tiki. The house was clean, bug free, and well equipped. The views from living room and master bedroom were breathtaking. The was alway a wonderful breeze. We can't wait to go back.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Goooly, many thanks. It is so nice to get your feedback with this review. Also, what you have already told me about our excellent property manager, who is also responsible for the cleaning, and how nice our gardener was to you. We do hope that you will come back and enjoy our Bahamas home again and when you do you know that you should stay for 2 weeks, minimum ! Thanks, Hugh, Margaret and Posey

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                      • Simply Magic

                        Simply Magic

                        • Guest Bruce (United States)
                        • Date of stay 09/14/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/31/13
                        Perfect vacation for the wife and I. Very well situated and private. We saw 3 people on the beach in the 7 days we were there. The sand is nothing like I have seen before- like pink powder. Plenty of crabs and lizards to watch. The Villa was really nice! So many gadgets in the kitchen and entertainment. Ton's in the video DVD library. Pay it forward and bring some extra AA batteries for all the accessories they have~the Walkie talkies and remotes... Very high end luxary villa with plenty of sea toys too. Careful of the first step on the tile patio because it does not have anti slip for the slick tiles and I slid down the stairs. The owner Hugh is a gem and the property manger is very responsive. I will be back!!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Bruce: Thanks very much. Your review is really exciting. Magic Sand is our special place and we just love to share it with others. Also, I appreciate the heads-up about the tile. I will look into a product that we may be able to apply to the tile so that it less slick. We hope to see you again real soon. Magic Sand is waiting! Hugh & Margaret

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                      • A Very Memorable Vacation!

                        A Very Memorable Vacation!

                        • Guest Denise K. (Bradenton, FL)
                        • Date of stay 08/20/11
                        • Review Submitted 06/03/12
                        2011 was our fourth visit to Magic Sand and it was truly unforgettable. We usually travel to the Bahamas in August and are inevitably dodging storms. One finally caught us – the eye of Hurricane Irene passed directly over Governors Harbor at dawn on Thurs, Aug 25. The Eleutherans are undaunted by minor inconveniences and were mainly concerned about one another, and getting on with repairs. Even without electricity, Magic Sand is paradise found. Irene took the thatch from the Liki Tiki, but she left plenty of fallen coconut palm branches for a temporary re-thatch, and we continued to enjoy sun, sand and libations until it was time to come home! Just as undaunted, we plan to return soon!

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                      • SUN, SAND and you're the only one there

                        SUN, SAND and you're the only one there

                        • Guest Brian & Donna (Calgary Ab.)
                        • Date of stay 02/19/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/07/12
                        A great vacation, sun, sand and peace and quiet. Magic Sands has it all. The house was perfect for our family holiday, with icemakers full, a large fridge to keep the Kalik cold, comfortable beds and sat. TV for the evenings. Just steps away from the PINK sands on the Atlantic or a 2 min. drive to the calm waters of the Caribbean, your choice. We went south to Rock Sound and saw the Ocean Hole and stopped for a bite to eat at Pascal's, awesome. Mate and Jenny's in Palmetto Point has pizza to rival any. Hugh, your villa is truely "MAGIC", we had a great time and enjoyed everything Eleuthrea had to offer, especially the plane ride over from Nassau. Thanks for all your help and we hope to be back soon.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • UNBELIEVABLE...until you get there!!!!

                        UNBELIEVABLE...until you get there!!!!

                        • Guest The Hills (Lago Vista, Texas)
                        • Date of stay 07/03/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/18/11
                        Hugh, This was our first family vacation in fifteen years, and it was DEFINITELY worth the wait! Pictures cannot even begin to do justice to this beautiful home on this incredible island. We have only been home a week and we are already watching the booking calendar and planning our next visit! The island is incredible! Our boys loved the kayaks and ventured out to the cays often. We snorkeled and saw more sea life than we could have imagined. It rained all day on Wednesday, but with the games, internet, and movie library we still had a great time just staying at the house all day. We loved cooking out at the Liki Tiki every night. The only down-side...we brought too much food with us so I never got a chance to eat any seafood...that just assures me of another trip in the future! We cannot wait to get back to Eleuthera and Magic Sand! If you are considering Magic Sand for your vacation, you can do so with full confidence that you will NOT be disappointed!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Many thanks for your review of "Magic Sand" We also look forward to meeting U-all someday!

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                      • Our Magic Sands Vacation

                        Our Magic Sands Vacation

                        • Guest Russ & Louise (Glocester, RI, USA)
                        • Date of stay 04/23/11
                        • Review Submitted 05/19/11
                        This was our first visit to Eleuthera, and we were not disappointed! The island, people, villa and even the weather were all accommodating and beautiful for our week in Eleuthera. Magic Sands is a treasure, with a touch of luxury that somehow manages after only a few hours to feel like home. Everything we needed was provided for us, from books and movies to kayaks and a crib. Kevin and Hope met us at the airport and even helped haul our luggage, which we could not fit into our rental. They were readily available all week, and when they stopped by on our departure day to see if we needed help getting to the airport, we hated to have to say goodby. There are many concessions that are necessary whenever visiting a small island, but for the right kind of person the rewards are enormous. For example, there is limited groceries available at the stores, gas is $6.00 a gallon, no internet, beer is $42.50 a case, and the "magic" sand does not re-appear until sometime in the summer. But the benefits far outweigh these minor inconveniences. The restaurants are excellent, the beaches are unbelievable, peace and tranquility are abundant, Kalik is awesome, and a short paddle straight out from the Liki Tiki in one of the kayaks and you get to explore your very own deserted island. And the people are great. We waved at everybody, even when passing by in the opposite direction on Queen's Highway. There is no way we can overstate how important that is to us. Locals and tourists alike seemed to be always happy and treated us like old friends. And why shouldn't they be happy? They are in paradise!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                      • Truly Magical Magic Sand Villa!!!

                        Truly Magical Magic Sand Villa!!!

                        • Guest Jack (New Jersey)
                        • Date of stay 05/22/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/22/11
                        Hugh is right...For some reason the review was listed as 1 star instead of 5 STARS!!! I would rate it higher than that if there was an option for that...So here I am sending it once again...Sorry about that Hugh... We have been at the Magic Sand Villa 3 times and will be going there for the 4th time this Summer (2011). We love it so much that last time we stayed for 2 weeks! We fell in love with the house because of the location (privacy) and the proximity of the beaches. The Liki Tikki (as Hugh affectionately calls it) is unbelievable. The views are breath taking from every angle. Overall...this house is emaculate. I haven't seen ANYTHING better!!!...Hugh & Margaret are awesome. Kevin & Hope add to it :-) and ofcourse Posey. Our daughter would not leave Posey alone and Posey loved it too. We look forward to June!!! Magic Sand...Here we come...Hugh & Margaret we hope to see u there :-)

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

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                      • Magical Magic Sand Villa!

                        Magical Magic Sand Villa!

                        • Guest Jack (New Jersey)
                        • Date of stay 05/22/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/16/11
                        We have been at the Magic Sand Villa 3 times and will be going there for the 4th time this Summer (2011). We love it so much that last time we stayed for 2 weeks! We fell in love with the house because of the location (privacy) and the proximity of the beaches. The Liki Tikki (as Hugh affectionately calls it) is unbelievable. The views are breath taking from every angle. Overall...this house is emaculate. I haven't seen ANYTHING better!!!...Hugh & Margaret are awesome. Kevin & Hope add to it :-) and ofcourse Posey. Our daughter would not leave Posey alone and Posey loved it too. We look forward to June!!! Magic Sand...Here we come...Hugh & Margaret we hope to see u there :-)

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: I believe that Jack ment to say 5 of 5 stars for ou place. Thanks, Jack and Katherine for the support and we would love to have you again and again Hugh

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                        • Guest Denise K. (Bradenton, FL)
                        • Date of stay 08/27/08
                        • Review Submitted 08/27/08
                        We return to Eleuthera as often as possible, and absolutely loved Magic Sand. While every place we have stayed in has it own charms, this place is perfect. Morning coffee, ice-cold Kaliks or frozen coconut daiquiris – it is always Happy Hour in the Liki Tiki! The best part of Double Bay beach is right there in front of the house and it is all yours. The ultimate combination of luxury & amenities - as well as what we keep coming to the Bahamas for - their beautiful unspoiled beaches - are found in perfect balance at Magic Sand.

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter
                      Jan 5 - May 3
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,240 $7,800
                      Christmas/NewYear
                      Dec 21 - Jan 4
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,150
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,100 $7,500
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                      • Tax Rate 10%

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                      Last updated: 03/13/2014
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                      Year Purchased: 2006

                      About the owner: My wife (Margaret) and I live in Lexington Kentucky. She is a school administrator and I own a small electrical construction business. My companion is Posey, our miniture DACHSHUND. I get to spend 10 - 12 weeks a year at 'Magic Sand' and enjoy every moment of it.

                      Why the Owner Chose Double Bay:
                      We settled in Eleuthera because of the friendliness of the people there. Also, because of the availibility of services along with the privacy afforded with our location.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Most unique is the privacy of 'Magic Sand' We are the last house on the road with one half of a mile to our nearest neighbor to the north. Many days while sitting on the beach we will go all day without seeing another human ! Secondly, there are two islands (uninhabited) offshore with many patch reefs inbetween and this makes for great snorkling and other water activities.


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                      Photos

                      • Ocean View From LIKI TIKI

                        Ocean View From LIKI TIKI

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Wonderful Ocean Breezes

                        Wonderful Ocean Breezes

                      • A Little Artsy Stuff

                        A Little Artsy Stuff

                      • 30' to Liki Tiki

                        30' to Liki Tiki

                      • Entertainment Center

                        Entertainment Center

                      • A beautiful day on the Liki Tiki

                        A beautiful day on the Liki Tiki

                      • Rear of Residence

                        Rear of Residence

                      • Veranda

                        Veranda

                      • Guest Bedroom

                        Guest Bedroom

                      • Dining/Kitchen

                        Dining/Kitchen

                      • Magic Sand Entrance

                        Magic Sand Entrance

                      • View From Master Bedroom

                        View From Master Bedroom

                      • Sunset from Deck

                        Sunset from Deck

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                      This listing was first published here in 2007.

                      Date last modified - Friday, March 28, 2014

                      $2,100 - $3,150 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

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