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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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. 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

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Howard Wampler
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Howard Wampler

We live 8 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 Bahamas

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.

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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded 360 View Home on 4.5 Waterfront Acres - Kayaks included.
average rating of 4.882353 based on 19 reviews

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: Dec 2016
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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: Jun 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: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We appreciated our welcome gift of rum after a long trip. The home was exactly how it was presented. Lovely furniture, comfy bed, views were outstanding and our visit with the owners was a blast! The Internet was a bit sketchy but they warned us of that. I would highly recommend this home rental.

The nearby beach was one of the best on the island.

The kitchen has everything you could want and there are lots of staples there from previous guests. This saves a lot of money not buying spices and other items you only need a little of.

They also keep left over sunscreen and misc items and had big bottles of shampoo and conditioner so I could pack lighter next time.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us! Paul and Tracey Lambrecht Lanesboro, Minnesota

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful 10 day vacation here. The house is very well situated to watch the sunsets over the water and a 5 minute stroll to Ten Bay (a dreamy, dreamy beach). The little gazebo on the cliff is a great place to watch turtles, fish, and admire some unbelievable water. The kayaks were great and we loved exploring the little coves and listening to the water lap on the rocks and going swimming. It's so quiet there.

The Wamplers are really kind and sweet people with some very adorable animal pals. We enjoyed talking with them over a few drinks and on various walks to see the sunset. We had some bad weather and the were generous and offered to move us to another house on the Atlantic side. We felt very cared for and will come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Highest rating

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our stay at Mermaid Point on 5/9/15 and we can't speak highly enough about the house and the owners. Wayne and Diane are wonderful people and a wealth of knowledge on the island.

The view from the deck on the front of the house is absolutely amazing. Just might be the finest sunset viewing on the island. I spent many days fishing from the gazebo in front of the house and caught some snappers and small groupers. If fishing is not your thing you can just sit in the shade of the gazebo and watch the sea-life go by. We saw a shark, a big barracuda and a sea turtle.

There is a path behind the house and with a short walk you are on Ten Bay Beach, one of the best beaches on the island.

The house has everything you need including a very comfortable king size bed.

The kayaks were great to have and we did some exploring with them.

I would not hesitate to rent this house on every trip we take to Eleuthera.

Wayne and Diane, we thank you for helping to make our vacation so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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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

Central Eleuthera House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

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!
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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