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Romantic Cottage 50 Feet from Secluded Pink Sand Beach

(44 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautiful 1BR + loft Round house on very private beautiful beach

Casuarina Bay is an exceptionally beautiful, secluded hideaway on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. Just two lovely properties share this very private protected bay on the Atlantic, skirted by miles of pink sand beaches.

Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just one hour by air from Fort Lauderdale, and only seven miles from Governors Harbour airport. It is located 1.5 miles northeast of the quaint village of Governors Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas.

The house has spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, amidst a picturesque grove of coconut palms, colorful hibiscus, fragrant frangipani flowers, sea grape, passion fruit, papaya and Casuarina trees.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

More information and many more photos are available on our website. The link is located at the bottom of this page.


The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, swim with dolphins or exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include tennis, and surfing.

This beachfront vacation cottage is built of cedar in an open hexagonal design, with a high ceiling and a sleeping loft, ideal for children. Eight arching windows provide magnificent views, and open onto a wrap-around deck with ocean views. There's a split level A/C unit. On the beach we have a thatched cabana with comfortable lounge chairs.

Perfect for a honeymooning couple or a small family, this rustic Round House is charmingly and comfortably furnished, and has been described as 'the hidden treasure of Eleuthera'.

This is the perfect place for the adventurous traveler and for those who enjoy taking in the exquisite beauty of this magical island.

This 110 mile long island offers many fascinating places and deserted beaches to explore. The quaint island of Harbour Island is 1.5 hours away; Nassau and Paradise Island are 20 minutes by plane. The village of Governors Harbour offers a variety of restaurants, bars, food, liquor, gift shops, a cinema, hotel, post office, clinic, dive shop, and car and bicycle rentals.
Spend days walking or lazing on secluded pinks and beaches or exploring the coast with our ocean kayaks.

Snorkel for hours right in front of the house on the pristine coral reefs. Catch your own lobster and feast on them while watching the full moon rise out of the ocean. Awake to the gentle sound of the breeze rustling through the coconut trees.
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Manager

Member since: 2001

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Other: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    sleeping loft...moreless

  • There is 1 queen bed plus a sleeping loft with sky light which is ideal for up to 3 children....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We do have a rental car which we book with the house- please email to inquire and we can have the car waiting for you at the airport. New yoga deck recently completed on the property. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
from 44 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$310
$2,150
Summer
Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$285
$1,950
High Season
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,750
Holiday
Dec 21 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,750
High
Jan 7 - Feb 28, 2018
5 night min stay
$310
$2,150
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$285

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Cleaning $100
  • Extra person (over 2) $50
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$100 charge for each guests in excess of 2 guests. Children 6 and under are free.

$75 one time pet fee.

Cleaning fee $100.

Security deposit: $300

Car rental available at $495 per week.


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tippy's

Car: Recommended

Eleuthera- a 110 mile long island, offers many fascinating places and deserted beaches to explore. The island Harbour Island is 1.5 hours away; Nassau and Paradise Island are 20 minutes by plane. The village of Governors Harbour offers a variety of restaurants, bars, food, liquor, gift shops, library with internet, a cinema, post office, clinic, dive shop, and car and bicycle rentals. We have 2 sit- on-top ocean kayaks at the house for you to you explore the coast and even snorkel from. The adventurous traveler can enjoy nearby islands and virgin coral reefs teeming with exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include golf, tennis and surfing.

Other Activities: excellent swimming, snorkeling and kayaking right off the beach in front of the house

 

Manager info

About: The McKinney family has lived in The Bahamas for generations. When she was seventeen, Doon was teaching school in a remote village in Botswana. She fell in love with the idea of living in a round house. When she returned to The Bahamas she decided to move from Nassau to the remote and untouched island of Eleuthera and build her own round house on a 14 acre sea to sea estate running the entire width of the island.

Why Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas:
Everyone was a bit skeptical of this young woman clearing the land by herself and building a house with no electricity, running water, car or a telephone. Camping out every night on the site helped her develop an intense connection with the land and gave her the opportunity to build a house that was perfect for the location. She decided to build 11 foot arches on all five sides of the house to allow the ocean breeze to sweep into the house. She nestled the house among coconut trees and Casuarina trees where you can hear the sound of the wind in the trees and the waves on the beach. She surrounded the house with a garden full of beautiful hibiscus, oleander, seagrape, coconuts and other native flowers and trees.

 It was a challenge for a woman with limited carpentry skills to clear the land and almost single-handedly build a house- having never built so much as a box. Doon persevered and used creativity to overcome many of the obstacles she encountered. While still working on the building of the house Doon married and had 2 daughters (Casuarina and Taja)- Taja was born right in the Round house before the midwife even found her way out to Casuarina Bay. 



The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The location of the Round House is second to none. You enjoy ocean breezes throughout the house and the private thatched cabana offers stunning views to the beautiful beach.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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Photos

  • Living room and sleeping area

    Living room and sleeping area

  • Beautiful views to the ocean

    Beautiful views to the ocean

  • Queen bed

    Queen bed

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Full bathroom with shell mirror

    Full bathroom with shell mirror

  • New outdoor shower behind the house with views to the lush garden

    New outdoor shower behind the house with views to the lush garden

  • 360 degree deck with view to ocean

    360 degree deck with view to ocean

  • The Round house

    The Round house

  • relaxing in private cabana

    relaxing in private cabana

  • Casuarina Bay and surrounding beaches from the air

    Casuarina Bay and surrounding beaches from the air

  • Casuarina Bay beach

    Casuarina Bay beach

  • Sunset over Governors Harbour

    Sunset over Governors Harbour

  • Privacy and shade with an incredible view to the ocean.

    Privacy and shade with an incredible view to the ocean.

  • A perfect reading spot on the beach

    A perfect reading spot on the beach

  • Newly remodeled kitchen with coral countertops and backlit seagulls

    Newly remodeled kitchen with coral countertops and backlit seagulls

  • 11 foot aches in every direction bring in light and ocean breezes

    11 foot aches in every direction bring in light and ocean breezes

  • Marble shower with sea glass window

    Marble shower with sea glass window

  • 2 of our 4 sit-on-top ocean kayaks, ready to explore the coast

    2 of our 4 sit-on-top ocean kayaks, ready to explore the coast

  • Round house with ocean view

    Round house with ocean view

  • Round house in beautiful tropical gardens

    Round house in beautiful tropical gardens

  • Sunset across Casuarina bay beach

    Sunset across Casuarina bay beach

  • Beach road to Casuarina Bay

    Beach road to Casuarina Bay

  • Beautiful reef directly in front of Casuarina Bay

    Beautiful reef directly in front of Casuarina Bay

  • Visit our new yoga deck!

    Visit our new yoga deck!

VRBO #36631

This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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