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Bahama Villa: Romantic Getaway on Eleuthera

Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas
  • Villa800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

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

Owner

Emmy and Bob Buckman

Member Since 2002
Response rate:
80%
Response time:
within a few days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
Why Emmy and Bob Buckman chose Central Eleuthera

best location,dock and boat mooring

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 2 twin/ single
      • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              The villa views the Ten Bay beach completely, as it is situated at one of its ends. At low tide you can walk from the villa straight to the beach in 30 yards. At high tide you need to take a bypass of about 90 yards.
            • Beachfront
            • Golf Course Front
            • Ocean View
            • Oceanfront
              The water starts right under the house in a little cove, access is given from your private dock. You can walk on the sea floor for a hundred yard easily! Snorkeling starts right under the house at a rock overhang.
            • Waterfront
              Ocean on Bayside of the Island

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Right at the villa!
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          gas
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          gas stove and oven
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

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

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The deck winds around the villa with direct views on the sea and the beach.
                                    • Gazebo
                                      On your private dock!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 single kayaks
                                    • 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

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews

                                                          Excellent4.7/5

                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful cottage in a perfect location!

                                                          Halina C.

                                                          We just spent a week at Bahama Villa on Ten Bay Beach, Eleuthera.

                                                          The house is cosy, clean, and very comfortable.

                                                          The deck overlooking the ocean and beach is spectacular.

                                                          We loved staying in this house.

                                                          The only reason for a 4 star review is that the water pressure was ridiculously low in the house.

                                                          Barely a trickle of water comes out of the shower when turned on.

                                                          It was already a challenge for four adults to share one bathroom.

                                                          The extreme low water pressure made taking a shower pure torture.

                                                          Something has to be done to address this issue.

                                                          Overall, we had a wonderful time and would recommend this beautiful home.

                                                          Make sure you bring lots of insect repellent for dusk and dawn when the mosquitoes and no-seeums are active.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Halina:

                                                          I had no idea about the water pressure. We were there last month and it was OK. Did you call Arthur our Manager? He needs to change the filter when the water pressure gets low.

                                                          Great to hear that you had a super vacation. Thank you for staying with us, We consider this heaven on earth.

                                                          Emmy Buckman

                                                          Great location house needs some work.

                                                          CAROL F.

                                                          We enjoyed our stay in Bahama Villa. It felt very homey and cozy. The location is great! Sitting right over the water of Ten Bay provided all the water views and access you could ask for. It was also an easy drive to multiple locations for fresh farm produce, fresh fish and groceries. It would have been nice to have screens on the windows so we could have enjoyed more of the evening breezes without worrying about bugs... The house is in need of some real TLC and the plumbing really needs some work (shower and toilet). We found it more enjoyable to use the outdoor shower as there was no water pressure in the indoor bathroom. Overall we really enjoyed our stay it just felt as though a lot of the information about the property was outdated so we didn't quite find what we expected when we arrived.

                                                          Beautiful View to a Neglected home

                                                          Al R.

                                                          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!

                                                          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.

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

                                                          bob w.

                                                          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

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          "Incredible" says it all. We still feel that way even after 8 years of ownership. Thank you for a great review.

                                                          Really enjoyed Bahama Villa

                                                          Mike M.morrisville, pa

                                                          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.

                                                          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.

                                                          If you are considering renting this place…

                                                          susan h.

                                                          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.

                                                          Location

                                                          Central Eleuthera, The Bahamas

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

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Cleaning Fee
                                                          $75
                                                          Additional Guest Fee
                                                          $20

                                                          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.

                                                          $199avg/night
                                                          31 Reviews
                                                          Excellent 4.7/5
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