"My family of 7 loved Bahamas Castaway and Double Bay. We had kids aged 10-22 who found plenty to do for the two weeks at Castaway. The house is beyond beautiful and lacks nothing. Our initial entry to the home was jaw dropping for all. The house was immaculately clean. The home's oceanside is a wall of glass overlooking an amazing deck. The master bedroom and its twin on the opposite side of the house have ocean views. The view from the great room and kitchen/dining areas is the Wild Atlantic. The home has a comfortable game room/reading room. The bunked bedroom was cool. The bunk room comfortably and happily slept the 20, 19, 16, and 10 year olds. I was surprised to find high quality decor, prints, pottery, throw blankets, furniture. Not typical for a rental house. Beds and bedding were also well appointed. The kitchen was well equipped for most any contingency. The frig is large and makes ice ! The home has games and books. The kids kept the chessboard active and held down deck chairs while reading. We chose Eleuthera for the water quality, animal life, and especially for the easy access to good snorkeling reef. Other vacations, we needed a boat to take us snorkeling, but on Eleuthera, great snorkeling is gained from the beach. We utilized the Beach Book to explore a and found it useful, but after every excursion, upon retiring to Bahamas Castaway, I wondered why we left the best house, the best beach, the best reef for the day. We stayed at another house on Double bay the week preceding the two weeks we stayed at Castaway and it must be noted that although the other home was impressive, Castaway blew it away. And although slightly more expensive nightly, Castaway was a better value. Importantly, the caretaker, John, was helpful and available. John charged a car battery, provided a compressor to fix a flat, and kept the trash removed. John built the house and fixes stuff. Great guy. I loved the well-designed stone barbecue overlooking the ocean. To economize, we at out little. Fish came from the dock at Tarpum Bay around three in the afternoon some days. The market in Rock Sound had some good deals as did the market adjacent the liquor store in Governor's harbor. I took 50 lbls of frozen steaks, burger, sausage, and bacon in check through suitcase and likely saved a fortune. Island Farm is nearby and has bread and produce. Highlights were scuba diving with Ocean Fox (twice) and being joined in the bay by a wild dolphin."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 20, 2015