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Bahama Villa: Romantic Getaway on Eleuthera

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

BAHAMA VILLA is a very popular 2 bedroom private home overlooking the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and Ten Bay Beach. Honeymooners especially enjoy its wrap-around views, comfortable funishings, private setting, central air, and porch breezes. You can fish right off the porch or on the pier of your own private cove, then wade over to the mile-long semi-deserted white sandy beach, swim, dive, snorkel, or charter a boat. The key words at this getaway are 'relax,' 'unwind,' and 'chill.'

We have WIFI internet! and new Central AC.

Come for a week. Enjoy spectacular Caribbean sunsets, wrap-around views, fantastic weather, and other unique island treasures. Later spend time reading or watching a movie selection from the large video library in air-conditioned comfort. You will want to return again and again. Guaranteed.

Keywords: Oceanfront Villa

More Details

Owner
Emmy and Bob Buckman
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Why Emmy and Bob Buckman chose Central Eleuthera

best location,dock and boat mooring

Guestbook comments from the owner

Exceeded all my expectations. As nice as the pictures are on the Web, they still don't do justice to how beautiful the property and surrounding area is. The house is kept in impeccable condition and you can spend the a whole week without leaving the bay. Fishing, sun, snorkeling, amazing sunsets, nearby supplies . . . the place has it all! - Peter I., NYC USA



There are no words to describe how wonderful our stay was at Bahama Villa. A lot of tender loving care went into making this villa a most comfortable, inviting, and relaxing place to stay for any length of time! The house, the views, the patio, the deck, the sand bars, low tide, high tide, the snorkeling, the king bed, the privacy, etc. all added up to a great getaway! - Deborah Zuczek, PA USA
Nov 2007
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Governors Harbor
Car: necessary

Caves, beaches galore, historic Governors Harbour, exotic Harbour Island and Spanish Wells to the north.

Amenities

Central Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course Front
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Central Air Conditioning, wrap-around views. Hammock

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

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Bahama Villa: Romantic Getaway on Eleuthera
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 30 reviews
5

Best view of ten bay beach well maintained can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed here we go to the Caribbean every year for anniversary We have done cruises and all inclusive's if you like Big crowds long lines And schedules Then do one of those but if you want to get away from all that madness and enjoy a beautiful tranquil Caribbean cove this place is incredible

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Incredible" says it all. We still feel that way even after 8 years of ownership. Thank you for a great review.
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Beautiful View to a Neglected home

  • 2 of 5

When we first got there the air condition which was already on prior to our arrival could not cool the place below 83°. We were patient and waited 45 minutes and saw that it is still at 83°. Having experience with rental properties since we own a few, we realized the air-conditioner is not going to cool the place below 83° . Either it's too old or too small for the house. Being in a Eleuthra in August, you do NOT want to be in A house that is not comfortable. When we realized that this wasn't going to be fixed so quickly especially on Bahamas time and our stay was only 4 days, we decided to look for another place and check out an hour later.

We ended up leaving an hour after our arrival. We spent so much money flying here with the family and taking time off that we should not have to entertain air-conditioning problems. Apparently it's an ongoing problem since the management person told us he was aware of it. We had to pay more at the new place but at least we are comfortable and had to turn the air conditioner off when it got cold in the room. The place needs a lot of work and seems neglected. When you're in the S/T rental business you cannot lease a house in this condition. The pictures that are displayed Are not exactly updated. not the same sofa, Carpet ETC. On another note, the location seems great if you don't care about opening your door to the beach. Beautiful view. We cared more about kayaking and that's why we selected this home. Deck is worn out. My daughter cut her toe walking in the front door by a pointed sharp object that was protruding from one of the wooden planks. AS YOU CAN CONCLUDE FROM THE ABOVE, WE WERE NOT HAPPY!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alon Rezla's review is full of malice and horse feathers i.e. not true in an attempt from Rezla to get a full refund from Home Away. His wife and daughter were unhappy and complaining the minute they got of the plane and met Arthur our manager. Rezla forgot to remember that his wife only likes upscale 4+ star type resorts when he booked our 2 bedroom $200/night home. Rezla went to La Bougainvillea www.labougainvillea.com where the rate is $350 + per night for an ocean front room with no cooking facilities. Our manager simply forgot the turn down the 4 year new AC which worked fine for us when we arrived 4 days later. I felt bad for his daughter's toe and their unhappiness. This is our personal vacation home. We fix and update constantly, hence the brand new couches and new area rug. Our guests the past 7 years love BV as much as we do.It is heaven on earth. We are very lucky to be able to vacation here. Rezla owns several VRBO properties and is untruthful in an attempt to get a 100% refund. We have a handyman and cleaning lady who make sure the house is in good condition. I hope Home Away can remove this silly review.
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morrisville, pa
4

Really enjoyed Bahama Villa

  • 4 of 5

Bahama Villa is located on my favorite beach in Eleuthera. Ten Bay beach has it all, a 1/2 mile pink sand beach, and a calm bay that is great for taking a dip or snorkeling. The house is elevated, and we enjoyed a constant breeze the whole week. The house needs a few updates ( better screens in the kitchen, and easier access to the water from the property), but overall is in good condition, and is quite comfortable for a couple. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to have a laid back vacation in Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you loved your stay. I will replace the screens in the kitchen right away and improve access to the water We do have a 4 step ladder on the dock which makes it easier to get in the water . We are also installing a railing to improve access to the stairs. I love hearing what I can do to make our home perfect. We arrive this week and always update during our stay. Thank you again for caring and loving Bahama Villa and Ten Bay Beach.
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5

If you are considering renting this place…

  • 5 of 5

Book it NOW!

It truly is the most fantastic place to be to have a memorable vacation. My husband and I have been to 10 different Caribbean Islands and Eleuthera, primarily Ten Bay beach has made it to #1 on our list. BahamaVilla is incredible and here is why. It is very easily accessed. The dirt road you take off of Queens Highway is well maintained and the driveway to the house as well. (You do not need a 4 wheel drive to get here) The central location of the house makes it very convenient. It is just a short drive, about 25 minutes, to Governor’s Harbour Airport. Even closer for the market & liquor store & dining. AND the house itself is amazing!

We arrived on a Wednesday and had Arthur (manager) pick us up and stop at market & liquor stores on way to Villa. Which he was so glad to help. Then we had him taxi us to dinner on Thursday night. After that we felt we knew the lay of the land well enough to attempt the left hand driving ourselves so he delivered us a car Friday. We drove to the south end one day and the north end another day sightseeing but never found a place we enjoyed more than being in our private little cove at BahamaVilla. My husband and I felt so relaxed here. All we needed was provided at the house, a working kitchen and a hot shower! I do recommend you bring 2 things, a waterproof camera for videoing all the sea life and a pair of binoculars, so much to see.

We were there 10 days and each day we were fascinated by the marine life and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We kayaked and walked the beach which are both doable whether high or low tide. We saw tons of sand dollars and starfish. We even saw stingrays and a nurse shark. We slept with the bedroom door open and fell asleep with the wonderful breeze and sound of fish jumping. We awoke to that gorgeous turquoise water each morning and the pelicans dive bombing for fish! We woke up at 4 am one morning and sat on the deck. We were in awe of all the stars you can see. Very romantic this place!

I encourage you to stay as long as you can and plan to spend the majority of your time at BahamaVilla. Enjoy the views, the outdoor shower, the kayak, eat breakfast on the deck, stargaze at night and rest in the solitude. It’s all good and it was a perfect vacation.

Thank you Emmy for sharing it with us. Our search may be over.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC
5

Awesome, just awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Ten Bay is our favorite beach on Eleuthera so far. It's perfect for our 6-year-old who is still learning to swim. The waters are normally so calm it's like a giant swimming pool, with the shallow flats extending out hundreds of feet from the beach Even when choppy they're still easy for young kids. The porch overlooking the bay is to die for. Brunched every morning here watching giant eagle rays, lemon sharks and needle fish though the clear turquoise waters. Then kayak off the pier over to the beach for a swim. Perfection.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our home. Our 7 and 10 year old grand kids love it as much as you do, and so do we. It is heaven on earth. We can't wait to go back soon.
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Tampa, FL
5

40th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the home, the water, and the views. My husband did not even need to go to the docks to purchase fish for dinner, he caught 2 large Nassau grouper and a snapper right off the side of the back porch. I do recommend being adventurous and explore all the side "dirt roads". You will be rewarded with a spectacular, secluded, pink sand beach at the end of each and every one. The key word is "adventurous"! My husbands family came from Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera and we were able to make several contacts with long lost relatives on the island!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $65
additional daily guest $20
kids below 3 $0

rates are for 2 people. additional people above age 3 is $20/night Xmas and New Years is $25/night
2 single kayaks are included. You must contact ARTHUR NIXON 242 3597879 taximan167@yahoo.com is our manager and let him know what time you arrive at the airport. He meets you at the Governors Harbour airport and gives you a key to the house. Best to rent your car from Arthur Nixon. He is a great manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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