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Waterfront Home in Secluded Whale Point

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Baycienda (Bay-see-en-da)- Your hacienda on the bay.

Baycienda is sprawling four-bedroom, three-bath villa on the bay of North Eleuthera, directly across the road from the Atlantic Ocean. The bedrooms are separated from the expansive Great Room by a covered patio as well as a very large open patio. The home has a dock and comes with a 17' foot, center console boat. Baycienda is located one mile south of Harbour Island and Historic Dunmore Towne, first settlement and first capitol of the Bahamas. Harbour Island has one of the 10 Best Beaches in the world according to 'Islands' magazine. Bedrooms totally separate from the living area make this property ideal for large families, parties, or small business conferences. The property is very private, located in secluded whale point, making it ideal for romance as well as quality time.

Keywords: waterfront, dock, boat, full kitchen, bayfront, private beach, car, ocean front, beach access, fishing, bone fishing, grill, outdoor shower

More Details

Tom Jones
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Tom Jones

I am a 50 year pilot, still flying, a father and grandfather who is now a local resident. I am originally from Georgia, my children and grandchildren reside in South Carolina. This is my piece of paradise that I love to share.

Tom Jones purchased this house in 1995

What makes this house unique


We want to make sure our guests have a full and fun experience and get to explore all that North Eleuthera and closely neighboring Harbour Island have to offer. This is a very unique offering that regulars will tell you, you will not find anywhere else.

Harbour Island is one of the top 10 beaches in the world, but the music stops at 2 am, and the roosters start at 4 am. Baycienda offers seclusion and serenity within a 10 min beautiful boat ride from Harbour Island.

Snorkeling is great right under the dock. There is a small pool that is perfect for a dip or for cocktail hour.



North Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Plus a full master bath with a shower and a tub.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private entrance and direct patio access.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private entrance and direct patio access, plus private bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) with private patio space, Twin or Single Beds (2) that can be pushed together to make a king, futon and two large couches in the living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
* permanent mooring in 8 feet of water for larger boats * car and boat complimentary * charter fishermen and bonefishermen can be picked up at the house * ten minute walk to a nice beach, or 10 minute boat ride to the fabulous Harbour Island beach -- one of the 10 best in the world * new fresh water swim spa next to bay and beach * two miles north of Glass Window Bridge * ten miles to Surfers Beach * 15 minutes from deep sea fishing or bone fish flats * caretaker with maid service/cook available on request


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews
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Baycienda is an Amazing Location, Absolutely Wonderful Experience! with an Extremely Helpful Host!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family of 9 totally enjoyed our one week stay at Baycienda in Whale Point in June 2017. From the time we were greeted at the Airport by Tom Jones we were made to feel welcome in his Waterfront Home! He has a wealth of knowledge of the Bahamas and everyone on the Island knows him. The property is just as represented on VRBO. The sea life right at the dock was amazing. We snorkeled with turtles, numerous types of fish and a couple of nurse sharks. My grandchildren ages 6; 10 and 18 all were amazed and felt very comfortable swimming right off the dock. We also explored a lagoon just a few minutes away that was amazing. It could be reached by wading in the water or taking the paddle boards which the owner provides, also a big hit! We used the Suburban to travel to the Supermarket as we prepared most of our meals. We did venture out to The Glass Window Bridge Bar & Grill a couple of nights for dinner which we also thoroughly enjoyed and our Big Night out was at Daddy Joe's with Live Music on Sunday night. Another plus was the use of the Boat. We traveled by boat to Harbour Island and spent some time on the Beautiful Beach there and purchased some fresh fish for dinner. The Fishermen in our group enjoyed a few Fishing trips and caught enough fish for dinner one day. We also explored the Queens Bath and took the ferry to Spanish Wells. Another plus is the small pool located on property and the Spectacular Sunsets! Our family will treasure the good times and memories we made at Baycienda! Thanks Tom!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home At Éleuthera

  • 3 of 5

The house is very well situated with a beautiful view.

What an experience swimming with turtles and fish.

The owner is very welcoming and sympathetic.

However, the house needs upkeep and could be cleaner.

It remains a good choice for the Bahamas considering the value for money.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. You never have to leave the house, everything's there. Green/blue Caribbean water with turtles, fishes, starfish right by the dock..few steps from the house. Beautiful sunset and sunrise everyday. The owner, Tom Jones was very helpful.

Do bring bug spray, lots of bugs.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great secluded property!

  • 5 of 5

Travelled with a group of friends to Baycienda and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The included use of the boat and the suburban made exploring simple and fun. Lots of great snorkeling in the bay. Would certainly reccommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Baycienda offers everything a family vacation should: Private Dock, garden pool, right on the bay, boat and car to go exploring. The house is equipped with all of your needs and if you are lucky enough to be there when the owner is in town, you are in for a real treat. He has done and seen it all in the Bahamas! Our family makes this spot a yearly priority!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You'll Be Hard Pressed to Find Better

  • 5 of 5

Moments after we met the owner of this outstanding property at the airport in North Eleuthera (minutes from the home) he introduced himself as "Uncle Tom". Anyone who knows anything about the 'family islands' knows that personalities abound, and Uncle Tom is one unforgettable gentlemen. Warm, friendly and overly accommodating are just a few of the countless adjectives one could bestow upon him. Sure, I could wax poetic for hours about the home's great open floorplan allowing memorable family meals overlooking the bay replete with turtles, rays and sunrises that would make Homer Winslow blush, or I could tell you about the well-suited and appointed boat that is available for use that allows for great flats fishing or a easy 10minute jaunt to Briland, or I could spin the same tales of adventure and intrigue that fill North Eleuthera like a high tide....but none of that is as important as WHO you rent from and the CONDITION of the property - for these two elements often make or break a trip to one of the many out islands. You will be hard pressed to find a more consummate gentlemen in all of the Bahamas and even harder pressed to find a property that is cared for like a grandchild-on-a-grandfather’s-lap.

The home sits on a great peninsula which offers beautiful view of the bay and the ocean, superb access to Harbour Island and sincere food shopping within a 15minute ride. The home is expansive with a massive courtyard, a hand dug freshwater plunge pool, hammocks under palms besides the water's edge and a circular grass driveway that is just excellent for playing soccer or for drying seashells. The peninsula is quiet with less than a 1/2 dozen full-time residents, it is private, secluded and I'm absolutely sure the golden-orange starfish in the bay outnumber humans 20 to 1. What’s not to love. We miss you dearly Uncle Tom! Looking forward to sharing a Kalik with you soon enough. - Paul & family.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Boat Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.