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Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy; includes 3 kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The house is built to take advantage of its location on the water with bedrooms and living area facing the ocean. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; the second bedroom has twins that can be converted to a king. Plenty of linens provided. This house works well for 2 couples because of the way it is laid out with bedrooms on each end and a common living area in the center. Bedrooms and living area open to the front deck and water. Each bedroom has its own covered sitting area that joins the front deck. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-furnished. Or, guests could elect to have a true Bahamian meal cooked for them at the house by contacting Sue Knowles; her number is posted at the house. Many local restaurants are within easy driving distance to the house. The property offers privacy. Serenity Cove home is tucked back in a cove and sits in the center of three lots, all owned by the property owner. Watch the night life on the water with the help of high-beam lighting that covers the cove area. Ten Bay Beach is one of the nicest beaches on Eleuthera; great for sunbathing, swimming, walking, and snorkeling right from the beach. Vacationers enjoy getting into the water in front of the house for swimming and snorkeling, or going to the beach which is a short 50 yards through the water. Many folks vist the entire island, but say their favorite place is right at Ten Bay Beach! A favorite past time is feeding fish from the deck. Serenity Cove offers one 2-person Gemini kayak and 2 single Perception Tribe kayaks with gear. The deck on this house is high and over coral rock. We always caution folks with small children. If you are an island visitor, you realize the tiny no-see-ums also love the area. We recommend that visitors who are sensitive, bring needed repellent. Water shoes are also recommended to avoid the sea urchins. The wrap-around deck offers you sun (or not) from 3 locations. Guests have explored this island from top to bottom and have found great beaches to explore. Many folks enjoy traveling south to Tarpum Bay to purchase fresh fish from the docks; wait until mid-afternoon. We recommend reading the guest book for ideas, and also entering your own for others to explore. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.

Keywords: House with a view

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Rock & Nell Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Rock & Nell Walker

We have residences in Lancaster SC and Shallotte NC and are usually at one or the other except when on Eleuthera.

Rock & Nell Walker purchased this house in 1994

Why Rock & Nell Walker chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Our goal was to find an island where we felt safe, and with people we felt were genuinely friendly. After searching many islands in the Bahamas, we found that on Eleuthera.

Ten Bay Beach and its surrounding cove area supports an abundance of sea life that feed on the coral. Guests are delighted to watch a variety of fish from the deck.

While the island offers a slow-paced and peaceful vacation, a number of restaurants can be found within easy driving distance of the house. Many visitors enjoy purchasing fish from the docks at Tarpum Bay or Governor's Harbour and cooking at home. Grocery stores on the island offer almost anything you need.

What makes this house unique

If you are hunting peace and quiet, and you love the beach, and being in the water, Ten Bay Beach is as good as it gets!


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , easily converted to king; linen provided; full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath adjoins bedroom; new bedroom furnishings 2014
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twins can convert to king; full bath adjoins each bedroom. Bedrooms newly furnished in 2014.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
One of the main features of this house is its location, in front of the house is a wide cove that is housed by grouper, yellow tail and other fish, Often visitors are delighted to see rays and manta rays swim by, and an occasional nurse shark. it's fun to feed the fish from the deck, flood lights light up the cove at night to showcase the night life on the water


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Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy; includes 3 kayaks
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews

A delightfully perfect getaway to the Islands!

  • 5 of 5

Rock and Nell have hit it out of the park with this this property. Everything we needed was at-hand. The property itself is just beaurtiful, with the deck literally hanging over the crystal clear water. We especially enjoyed walking down the steps and sitting at the 'aquarium' where spoil items drew all manner of fish for enjoyment.

Snorkeling is wonderful. Beach is just a short swim or walk away. If you seek privacy, then this is even more perfect, as neighbors are not evident, and the decks are yours to enjoy without prying eyes.

WIFI was a life saver for staying in-touch stateside. Suggestions were right on for enjoying many of the local restaurants and sights.

Enjoyed using the kayaks, which added so much to our stay just because they aid in covering more territory. We actually paddled to the left to a neat cove, beached the boats and then snorkeled over reef and through a small grotto. Wow. literally millions of minnows all around us.

A do-over for us. You will enjoy yourselves here!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted and Bonnie, thank you so much for taking time to write a review about Serenity Cove. Guests always tell us they read the reviews, and it helps them in deciding on properties. You two were delightful guests to have visit Eleuthera as you were looking for what the island offers best: beautiful water, fish that you can watch swimming by, gorgeous and unspoiled beaches to roam, and peace and quiet! Thank you for choosing Serenity Cove; we hope that you will return! Rock & Nell
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Serenity Cove perfectly describes this house and its position overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We have now been to this lovely house twice. The most recent stay lasted for two months. February gave us good weather, calm seas, few people and deserted beaches. March brought northely and often cold winds and more people taking Spring breaks. Ten Bay is a sheltered Cove ideal for swimming and walking. Sand Dollars aplenty. And on occasion Jelly fish too. A sea of moods changing from mirror flat to crashing waves against the low rocky cliffs and everything in between. Sail boats and motor cruisers often came to anchor below the house and stay for a night or two or three.

Eleuthera is becoming more developed. But Ten Bay is a haven of peace and tranquility and the house perfectly positioned.

Help is at hand whenever necessary. Arthur for any problems, and to Sue for making sure the house is spotlessly clean thank you.

We look forward to returning next year, and to Nell and Rock a big thank you for allowing us to have two wonderful months in your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear new friends, Thank you for taking time to write a review for folks who do read these, and appreciate learning about the island and Serenity Cove at Ten Bay. Thank you for always staying on top of things at the house and for being such easy guests to have stay at Serenity Cove. Arthur and Sue do appreciate your comments as well. We enjoyed our e-mails visits with you! And, our neighbors enjoyed getting to know you two! You are always welcome back! Rock & Nell
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Birthday Week Visit!

  • 5 of 5

That house is really great. The setup is perfect for 2 couples to share without getting in each other's way. Great deck and everything you need for swimming or beaching was provided for us.

Ten Bay beach is a very short walk down the road and is an awesome, secluded beach.

We were able to explore the Island from our central location without too much effort.

Rock & Nell were great with communication and answered all of our questions before our visit.

We spent most of our week at the house and in the fabulous cove in the back of the house . Everything you need is right there.


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the house and your visit. We are so glad that you chose to celebrate your birthday at Serenity Cove at Ten Bay Beach. And, that it worked out well for you. Come back for another visit. Rock & Nell
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excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely home with my 8 year old son, husband, and mom. We had an absolute blast. First, we had some issues with the home such as the telephone not working and the refrigerator and wifi being out; however, we travel the world and we understood that being on an Island has different expectations from washington DC. So we sat back and just enjoyed the ride. Arthur worked hard to fix the problems and the owners went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of for the issues. Back to the home, we would love to come back to this haven. This was the best beach for us. My husband and I are avid scuba divers (having dove in Bali, Sri Lanka, all over the Carribean), we wanted to get our son comfortable with snorkeling. Could not have picked a better spot. The home is on a very peaceful cove with lots of fish to see in the water. We saw the grouper, huge schools of fish, some rays, a rare bat fish, lobster, tons of crabs. We snorkeled and my son fished all day long. We rented the kayaks and enjoyed kayaking around the cove whenever we pleased. There is a short path around the house that my mother took to get the beach. We spent most of our time at the house. We did drive around the island to visit the beautiful deserted beaches. We mostly cooked at home but had some great meals. We did not get eaten alive by any bugs. Also, the owners were wonderful about answering all of my questions. The home is great for a small family or two couples. It's not fancy but we loved it and would really love to go back. The only issue holding us back is the island airline which is always late and caused us a missed connection. Grocery stores are a bit lacking but we made by with lots of visits to the nearby organic market (amazing homemade bread) and fresh fish from the fish monger (its 1 man in a beaten up dive suit)---what an experience...highly recommend it for those seeking quiet relaxation at your own pace and on island time. Especially for those of you not looking for the Nassau experience, this is the Bahamas many years ago before the tourists took over. We fell in love with Eleuthera at Serenity Cove.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Serenity Cove. And, thank you for understanding that sometimes on an island, storms can cause electrical outages. Our caretaker does respond quickly and attempts to take care of any problems. He wants folks to enjoy the beautiful island of Eleuthera. So glad that you enjoyed the island; we hope that you will return to stay with us in the future. And thank you for your patience and understanding. Rock & Nell Walker
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  • 5 of 5

We love visiting all the beaches of Eleuthera but when we stay at Serenity Cove there really is no need to go anywhere else. It's truly paradise. The water is beautiful. The snorkeling is great. There are beautiful starfish as well as tropical fish right around the house and surrounding area. The marine life is incredible at times. The most beautiful sunset we've ever seen was at Serenity Cove. This last visit had a beautiful double rainbow in the middle of the day with the sun shining through the clouds. It was a vision to behold. I cannot express enough what a beautiful place this is and how nice the home is. The house is clean and beds are very comfortable. You won't want to leave once you're there!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan & JoLinda, Thank you for your return visits to Serenity Cove at Ten Bay Beach. We are so glad that you enjoy the island as much as we do. The canvas boat picture and other framed pictures in our house are works of art shared by JoLinda. We agree, the island has much to offer; but, the best part is returning home to Ten Bay Beach!
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may 2015

  • 5 of 5

great place !! great view !! perfect beach !! other than the seasonal no see uhms

snorkling around the house is excellant !!

the home is laid out and set up quite well !!

best dinner out -- tippys ( expensive but worth the trip

best place in gov harbour bucceneers club on the banks rd behind eleuthera supply

sunsets is a close second

best grocery is in rock sound although between barrows and eleuthera supply you can find what you need

the conch shack (thereasa) in tarpum sound can arrange fresh fish with her brother -- dont count on the guide books that you can buy fish at 3 pm on the docs talk to thersea

best gift shop is island girl on the way to looking glass bridge

second best normas in town

best local beer in my book is sands light !!!!! buy at barrrows 45.00 a case

shelling ? best place hands down is bullocks beach on the way to tarpum bay see the book and watch for the beach access sign

we had a great time !! great place thanks for having us

dave, bonnie and rhonda

fyi water access from house -- you will need dive boots to do this safely

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Dave, Bonnie & Rhonda, Wow! You folks covered a lot of ground and water while you were on the island. Thanks for all the great recommendations to folks. We are glad that you enjoyed the house, Ten Bay and the Island. Yes, we always recommend that folks wear surf mocks or dive boots work also. Please come again!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Tippy's; North Palmetto Point
Nearest Beach
Ten Bay Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located along the coral rock that extends off the beautiful Ten Bay Beach, truly one of the best beaches on Eleuthera. The house is centered on 3 lots, offering privacy for guests and a cove that offers visitors their own aquarium. The island offers services for fishing, snorkeling and diving trips, boating; have a Bahamian meal cooked right in your home! Guests have available 1 Gemini 2-person kayak and 2 Perception Tribe single kayaks and gear for you to enjoy getting around to see more of the island from the water. Unique to Eleuthera Island is water taxi access to both Harbour Island and/or the fishing village of Spanish Wells. Traveling North to get to either island, you will pass over the Looking Glass bridge, once painted by Homer Winslow. A must stop for great photos of the cliffs and the joining of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Eleuthera is a long and narrow island with beach access roads throughout the island. Guests have found beautiful hide-a-way beaches to explore. The house is conveniently located in the middle (the elbow) of the island which makes it convenient for exploring both ends of this 100 mile island. Each community offers unique restaurants and shopping. The Southern end of the island offers its own unique villages of Tarpum Bay (fresh seafood from the docks), Rock Sound (Blue Hole and nice shopping center), Cape Eleuthera and the pristine Lighthouse Beach. Guests tell us they enjoy exploring the island and coming back to relax on the deck, enjoying the view right in front of them. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

for stays in excess of 2 weeks deposit is increased to 1000.00 Check in time: 3:00 PM; Check-out time: 10:00 a.m. See general description for driving directions to property. Between December 15 and January 10, a holiday restriction of a 7 night booking is in place as short stays during this time negatively impact booking opportunities. You may stay a shorter period; however, your rate is calculated for a full week. Pets are limited to one animal that is house broken and weighs less than 25 pounds. The pet fee is $50 for one week and $8 for each additional day over one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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