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Relax Oceanside With The Turquoise Waters And White Powder Sand Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Secluded efficiency apartment only steps away from beach and ocean.

The apartment is modern and very comfortable. There is a full kitchen with all needed utensils and a bar for eating. The bathroom has a shower and large closet. There is a queen bed, twin bed and pull out sofa for sleeping 3-4 persons. On the ocean side is a porch with table and chairs where you can eat or have your 5 o'clock cocktail or just relax. There are over 100 books to choose from should you decide to include that in you relaxation. The waters are safe to swim in and the beach goes on for miles if you prefer spending your time outdoors. There are reefs a short distance from the shore if you like to snorkel. The landscape is lush with palms and tropical plants. There are stone walkways, walls,and a large stone patio right on the beach with inviting lounge chairs. For shade there is a large covered pergola with a teak table and chairs.

Standup paddle boards are available.

If you are into exploring the choices can be endless. Surrounding the property besides the beach and ocean are ponds and salinas and woods. The island itself is very interesting with historic sites, caves, many beaches and the worlds deepest blue hole is about 20 minutes away. There is a marina and a couple great restaurants about 10 minutes away. Deadman's Cay airport is 20-25 minutes north and there are several grocery stores between it and Bahamian Mood.

Long island is well known for it's bone fishing as well as deep sea fishing and there are guides available. There are great eco tours and snorkeling via boat available also.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Teufel
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Lisa Teufel

We live on the west coast of Florida and we are water people. We enjoy being on it, in it ,under it, around it and just looking at it. We spend most of our vacation time boating and scuba diving. And that's why we have spent a lot of time in the Bahamas. After boating around most of the islands, Long Island became our favorite. We were actually just looking for a lot to build on when Tom retired when we found Bahamian Mood. The gorgeous crystal clear water and white beach convinced us this was where we wanted to be. It so pristine! We already knew how friendly the locals are and there almost no crime. It's quiet and so relaxing! Only occasionally do you ever see a person on the beach. So now Tom has retired and we hope to spend as much time here as possible. We have 6 kids, 12 grandkids, and 3 great, so we have to be in Florida to see them part of our time.

Lisa Teufel purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Lisa Teufel chose Bahamas

After diving in many parts of the world we have seen many beaches and waters. Few can compare to the white powdery sand and the turquoise waters here. It is so clean! The colors never cease to amaze me.

There are no sounds of crowds or traffic, just the quiet sounds of nature.

The house is fun, easy and 'beachy'. The inside is comfortable and there are plenty of outdoor spaces where you can relax.

What makes this apartment unique

When we found this house we were only looking for a lot but we LOVED it! We loved how it sits right on the beach and the views and the easy access of the water. The best thing about the property is staying right on the gorgeous beach and water. We added natural stone walkways, walls and a large patio as well as a pergala for shade. Along with the natural bush there are lush tropical plants.

So relaxing around the the house and beach is comfortable or you can take off and explore the beach or snorkel and explore the reefs along the way.


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Deadmans Cay LGI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Outer Edge at Flying Fish Marina, Winter Haven
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
front of house
Car: necessary


Long Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Relax Oceanside With The Turquoise Waters And White Powder Sand Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great beach for kids!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! A real treat after a not so great rental in Exuma. Much appreciated the clean and comfortable beds. Very clean and bright in the house, but the best thing was being right on the beach. The wind blew during our entire vacation, so it was great to be on the Caribbean side. We were able to go in the ocean daily even when the Atlantic side was extremely rough. Close enough for a short drive to Dean's blue hole – which was awesome...The cottage had all the basic cooking utensils, a few puzzles, and plenty of books for adults – but if you have kids, definitely bring a few games and/or books for entertainment. The beach is amazing during the day, but the bugs will come out at about 4 o'clock, and then you will need things to do inside – or a whole lot of bug spray! The owners were great folks to work with, and the caretaker Nancy was great and very helpful as well. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and beauty

  • 5 of 5

The ultimate destination if you want to escape from the hassle of city life. The house is as beautiful and well kept as it can be. The view is stunning and you privacy is guaranteed since you have your own corner of paradise 3 meters away from your porch right in front of you. I haven't had the chance to meet Lisa but we kept in touch through telephone and she's been a perfect host. All in all, I can't find any room for improvement here. We left tremendously satisfied with the island and the accommodation made it just a perfect, unforgettable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful rental

  • 5 of 5

This place is beautiful. The house, grounds, location and beach are all fantastic. Very relaxing, secluded, clean and quiet. The owner is attentive and our needs were met without difficulty.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best of both Bahamas worlds "relax" vs "adventure"

  • 5 of 5

We've been travelling to the Family Islands for 20 years renting from apartments to 4 bedroom homes, with being our fourth trip to Long Island. We have introduced the natural, peaceful beauty of the islands to many of our friends over the years, and this Studio apartment is without a doubt the perfect setting for either a 'first timer' to the island, or to the seasoned "family island" traveller! Bahama Mood is on a spectacular beach front setting, and whether your eating breakfast on the kitchen island, reading in the sitting room, waking up in bed or having a margarita on the porch... the magnificent turquoise waters are literally right in front of you!! Our hosts Tom & Lisa were very welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable and for first timers would be able to provide a prolific amount of information about Long Island. Otherwise if you come to get away from it all, they are equally respectful of providing you with privacy.

You can walk the beach extensively, snorkel coral reefs just of the shoreline and find an abundance of marine life, explore the back creeks and waterways by kayak, or try paddle boarding on a calm day. My husband said I shouldn't give away all the secrets (smile) but there is also huge extensive flat system for bone fishing within walking distance! The unit itself was complete with everything needed, and was extremely clean, decorated beautifully in a Bahama theme.

Whether you come to Long Island to kick back, read and relax, or fill every day with adventure and aquatic activities....Bahama Mood has it all!! Highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home on an amazing beach

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here in August for a girls getaway weekend. We were first impressed by the excellent communication with the owner - she gave great tips for picking up groceries on the way to the property. We met with the property manager as planned and followed her to this lovely paradise location. The room was as described and was even more beautiful in person. The beach and property are pristine - obviously very well cared for. We were so taken aback by how gorgeous the view was. We sat for hours just looking at the turquoise water, hummingbirds and enjoying the company of the resident cat. There was no one around ever - all to ourselves. The outdoor shower was a plus (love those things). The cottage was well outfitted for a relaxing weekend and restaurants and bars were close by. Dean's Blue Hole was the highlight of our trip and it is very close to the property (10-15 mins drive). Can't say enough about this property. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect island spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bahamian Mood in June 2015. It was a perfect spot for a relaxing stay. There are only 5 or 6 houses along this streach of a mile or more of beach and we saw no one. The water was quite warm and calm enough for novice paddleboarding and snorkling. You really couldn't ask for a more pleasant place. The property was perfect for two people with two beds and enough space to cook, dine in or out, and just hang out. We cooked in most of the time, but there is plenty of opportunities to dine out with 15 minutes of house.

The owners were there part of our visit, but were very respectful of our privacy when they were present. Their quarters were on the top level, but we really were not aware of them being there most of the time when they were present. However, they were always helpful to any of our needs.

If you are looking for a true Bahamian experience, enjoying the nature of the island and an opportunity to interact with the locals of the area at the nearby sites of interest and their small businrsses throughout this island, then this property may be just where you are looking to stay. We were quite pleased.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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