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TEN BAY Secluded 360 View Home on 4.5 Waterfront Acres - Kayaks included.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Just around the corner from a 1/2 mile long, pristine, secluded beach, within a calm protected bay. Home sits on 4.5 acres, affording you privacy on one of the highest points in the area, giving a magnificent view in all directions. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets can be seen from the house or waters edge. Sip a Bahama Mama while lounging on the 20 foot deck overlooking the sea, while gentle breezes caress you. Easy access to the sea from the boat ramp on the property. The Snorkeling is fantastic in front of the house, or just look down from the cliffs at the abundant sea life.

This beautifully appointed 2 bedroom home has a foam top King bed in the Master, and 2 twins in the 2nd bedroom. The kitchen has an electric cook top and large toaster oven, toaster, coffee pot, & blender. Use the washer & dryer anytime. A 2 person Kayak included. HOUSE INCLUDES HIGH SPEED INTERNET, Just bring your own computer.* (Note: Since Hurricane Irene the entire island has had phone/internet problems, so no guarantees on their use.)

Groceries, Restaurants, and gas station within an 8 minute drive. Pets welcome with a deposit. The sea front of the property is not well suited for small children due to the cliffs.

Please note: Some friendly dogs may come to visit during your stay.

Keywords: Secluded view caribbean beach snorkel

More Details

Howard Wampler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Howard Wampler

We live 6 months/year at Ten Bay. We built our house, Pink Pause at the edge of the property and use Mermaid Point as a guest house. We are active in Potcake (Island Dog) rescue. We may have puppies rescued usually from the local dump during your stay, along with our own dogs. You are welcome to stop by and play with puppies and have a drink anytime.

Howard Wampler purchased this house in 2002

Why Howard Wampler chose Central Eleuthera

Most private home at Ten Bay. Secluded beach where you rarely see another soul on this 1/2 mile beach. Kayaks included in rental. Can be launched from boat ramp on property. Incredible views from home.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a slow pace on this un-crowded island. It has the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. You can enjoy solitude or welcoming 'winter residents' at the Library every Tuesday morning for coffee. There are enough restaurants for variety and a movie theater in Governor's Harbour for entertainment. No traffic, not even a stoplight. A few grocery stores with enough variety to get creative in the kitchen, and fresh fruit year round. Bring a soft crate and take home an authentic Bahamian souvenir: a 'Potcake' puppy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Wayne and Dianne,

We had a wonderful stay at Mermaid Point and enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for all the helpful advice and chats during our holiday. You really looked after us. With the perfect weather it is easy to see why you spend so much time in Eleuthera. We felt very much at home in your Mermaid Point home. (Some of the best sleeps I've had in years.)

All the best to you both,
Jan 2014
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Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Extra large bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Foam top, Twin or Single Beds (2) Foam top, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
2 person Kayak included in rental. DSL internet included upon request (Not guaranteed- Island Life!) Bring your own computer/device.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

Pure enjoyment

  • 5 of 5

Wayne and Dianne (and a few lovely little dogs) were very welcoming and provided us with everything we needed.

At arrival we had even welcoming drinks, welcoming book, and cocktail recipies

The highlights of our stay: kayak boat trips to Ten bay, snorkling and meetings of colourful fishes and even a yellow ray, a couple of pelicans at sunset, (among other great experiences) a day to ocean hole and south point where both oceans (caribean and atlantic) meet together..

The view from the terrace is marvelous and the house well equiped.

We were very sad to leave mermaid point and would like to come back !

Thank you again dear Dianne and Wayne

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Western NY

Great location, very nice house.

  • 5 of 5

This is great little house centrally located on the island. More than adequate for 2 people. When we arrived there was soft music playing and all the ingredients for a nice tropical drink were waiting for us, including 2 cold beers in the fridge! Within 2 hours of our arrival my husband caught a large snapper right from the gazebo for dinner. We enjoyed using the kayaks and my husband frequently fished from both the kayak and the gazebo. The snorkeling wasn't great for us because the wind was often blowing from the West during our stay and the water was choppy but that's Mother Nature. On those days we travelled to the amazing beaches on the other side of the island. Ten Bay is close and we enjoyed walking there to catch the sunsets on most evenings.

The Wamplers are a very interesting couple. We enjoyed a drink with them on our last night there and met their girls, Daphne, Sassy, Martini and Olive. We enjoyed chatting with them and appreciated the information they shared regarding the island and how they ended up there.

The house is very private and the Wamplers are friendly but they aren't intrusive whatsoever. In fact we didn't even know they were home for most of the week.

The house has a decent supply of pantry items including seasonings, sugar, oil and some liquor. All paper products and soaps are provided. This is really nice because most grocery items are extremely expensive on the island and who wants to shop when you're on vacation? There are plenty of towels, including beach towels, and beach gear (chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc.) available to use.

Regarding the gnats and the wifi: We used bug spray once or twice but the wind kept the bugs away for most of the week. The wifi was only sketchy one day otherwise it worked fine. We only used it mostly to check the weather. We try to leave the technology at home on our vacations! There were more channels available on the tv than we have at home. It was nice for catching some ball games at night and getting my Walking Dead fix.

Eleuthera is a great place to visit if you're looking for a quiet, laid back vacation. The beaches are amazing and the people are very friendly and relaxed (nice change from the States). There is no traffic and we never felt unsafe. Renting a car couldn't be quicker or easier. Mermaid Point is a great place to stay if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful vacation.

- Kari & Tom

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Point, southern of Palmetto Pt on the Bay side, 2 min walk from Ten bay Beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, gorgeous spot...super nice and helpful owners who live just down the hill from the house, which overlooks the ocean. Great to have kayaks, super snorkeling off the cliff jump right outside. There is also an easy entry to the water on the other side of the property. You know within ten minutes whether Eleuthera is for you. It is NOT Atlantis, but rather a rural, gorgeous island with wonderful people, lots to explore.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time visiting Eleuthera and second time at Mermaid Point. We had a fantastic holiday swimming off the point and soaking up the sun on 10 bay beach. We did a road trip to Spanish Wells and took in the Christmas evening Junkanoo in Tarpum Bay but the rest of the time we were quite happy just to enjoy the beautiful views from the house. There is a new grocery store in Savanah Sound which was really convenient as it is only 10 minutes away.

We stayed for 11 days and look forward to returning again. Thanks so much Dianne and Wayne.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anacortes, Wa

Lovely home with fabulous snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. The ocean is fabulous and very worth braving the access ladder needed to get to the water. Just an FYI here- it's much easier at high tide. The snorkeling was some of the best on the island-most days we didn't leave, instead just took the kayaks out exploring for more reefs, of which there are plenty. The house is clean and cool and lovely. They owners considerately leave large bottles of shampoo and conditioner, as well as soap, and there are seasonings included with the fully stocked kitchen. No need to pack beach towels, they are provided, as well as some beach chairs. A great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house, Mermaid Point. It is located at the top of a

hill overlooking ten bay. There are 3 Kayaks available for use ( single

and double ) and you can walk down the hill and get into the water. The

marine life is amazing. Dianne and Wayne are wonderful owners. They are

just down the hill on the other side.

If you need something or have questions about the island they will be

more than happy to help. If you are lucky you will be visited by the

dogs they take care of.

The water is usually calm on the Caribbean side and it's only a short

drive to double bay if you want to swim in the Atlantic. Savannah sound

is just down the road for fresh fish. My only complaint is we had to

leave after 11 wonderful days. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
GHB - Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mate & Jennys Pizza
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mate & Jennys Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Ten Bay Beach - 3 minute walk
Car: necessary

Very safe beach with shallow water. Full access to Washer/Dryer. A/C in every room.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

One person must be at least 25 years old.
Any damages must be reported immediately or entire deposit will be forfeited by renter.
All appliances, fans, A/C units, lights must be turned off upon check-out.
Check-in - 4pm, Check-out - 9am unless previous arrangements have been made.
Internet not guaranteed....Island Life!
Relax and Enjoy!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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