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Private, Exclusive Holiday House Directly on Soft Pink Sand Beach and Ocean Bay"""

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Large, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom (Sleeps 6) Exclusive Vacation Home on 3 Acres

Name and meaning

Stella-di-Mare means “Star of the Sea”. The house received it’s name after a huge starfish was found on the pink sand beach which is situated in front of the house.

The House

The house is built on one level, and is situated on a small promontory of land in the midst of a three acre sea-side property.

The situation of the house allows for beautiful views of the sea and white and pink sand beach that extends in all directions.

The house contains three spacious bedrooms - each with ensuite baths which contains baths with showers. The bedrooms are equipped with Serta king size beds. Each have tray cypress ceilings and are equipped with ceiling fans and air conditioners.

There are large double sliding glass doors opening to sea terraces in two bedrooms and opening to a garden terrace in the third bedroom.

The house comes well equipped with sheets, towels and all necessary linens. There is a great room with soaring cypress tray ceilings with ceiling fans and air conditioners. In this room there are large double sliding doors in the front and back allowing for great views and air circulation. These glass doors allow for views front and back of both tropical gardens and the sea as well as the sunrise and the sunset. There are over hanging terraces that allow for shade and shelter from the noon day sun. There is a separate wet bar for storing cool drinks and it contains it’s own refrigerator. There is also a separate airy room or den which offers a private space for writing or business and is equipped with internet. There is a separate outdoor living room with comfortable furniture under it’s own terrace. The house contains also an outdoor studio which can be used as an artist workplace.

There is a cool and well ventilated spacious kitchen with modern appliances.

The decor of the house is in soft tones of sand and white. With original works of art created by the owner-artists.

Maid service is included in your rent for 2 days each week. Extra maid service available at per diem.

The Garden

The house sits in a garden with many species of tropical plants. The back garden is dominated by a large orchid tree which attracts many species of hummingbirds. The garden is planned to attracted as many species of birds as possible. The front terrace of the house contains a path that meanders to the beach through a lovely seaside palm garden. The path from the house ends at the seaside and the beach house which contains lounge chairs and sea kayaks.

The Beach

The beach which runs in front of the house is approximately three miles long and is formed in a crescent shape with a coral reef protecting the mouth protecting the mouth of the curved beach. The water in the bay is crystal clear and because of the protective reef the waters are comfortably calm which allows the bay to be perfect for all water sports. There is no undertow so children can play safely in it’s waters. The calm waters in the bay are perfect for snorkelling, kayaking, fishing (excellent bone as well as other conventional) and swimming.

Shopping - Airport - Conveniences and Entertainment

There are no large hotels on this island but there are small restaurants that offer a good variety of native cuisine. As well, there are American favourites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. Please be prepared to order native specialties such as conch fritters, grouper fingers, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, coleslaws and many other island delicacies.

The trip of a half an hour down the Queens Highway by car will take you to Governors Harbour - a charming colonial village where you will find many choices of small restaurants to suit all tastes.

The house is situated fifteen minutes from good shopping at the Shopping Center of Rock Sound. The Rock Sound Airport is 10 minutes away. The grocery store at Rock Sound contains a good selection of food and the little fishing village of Tarpum Bay (5 minutes away) supplies fresh fish daily (weather permitting). There is an organic farm garden where it is possible to buy all manner of salad greens, vegetables, breads, fruit such as mangos and papayas and condiments all made or produced on the island - and don’t forget fresh coconut!

If you have come to Eleuthera to get away from it all you have reached a little paradise. The people are friendly and nature abounds in an endless supply of lovely beaches for you to explore. The sound of the surf and tree frogs will lull you to sleep at night and the island breezes blow softly through the leaves of the casuarina trees and the sun baths you in it’s warm rays as swim, kayak, walk and explore this lovely island. The word “Eleuthera” means “Freedom” in Greek.

More Details

TAD Higginson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About TAD Higginson

Stella di Mare was specially designed and custom built for its Canadian owners in 2001. Having rented in Eleuthera for over 10 years, we knew exactly what we wanted -- a spacious and airy villa that merged the best of both indoor and outdoor living. The result is better than we ever dreamed possible.

TAD Higginson purchased this house in 2001

Why TAD Higginson chose South Eleuthera

A perfect retreat for artists, writers, getaways and couples. Families welcome.

What makes this house unique

Our 2-acre rental property fronts on the beach which is only steps from our vacation home. Winding Bay has one of the finest pink sand beaches on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera. The bay has a sandy bottom and is protected from the prevailing east wind by both a cay and a coral reef. Because it is protected, it is almost always calm enough to swim and there is never an undertow.

Our beach is an idyllic place for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, bone fishing, walking, or just plain relaxing with a book and a cool drink.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at "Stella di Mare" We enjoyed the quiet beach, white sands and beautiful water. Toya was a big help with everything - big to small. Elaine keeps the house very clean. We enjoyed the view and the shade in the cabana. The artwork in the house is beautiful. The house had everything to make our stay comfortable and joyful. Tried Teresa's Conch Salad and Conch Fritters on the water across from the fishing pier in Tarpun Bay - delicious and fresh.
Jun 2015
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South Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Maid and cook service available.


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Private, Exclusive Holiday House Directly on Soft Pink Sand Beach and Ocean Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here the week of August 13th. This house is wonderful, and Ms. Latoya the caretaker is the best. She is full of information about the island, and very good at recommending restaurants to eat at. We will definitely be back winding bay was awesome and very private. Me only seen 4 people on one day for a couple hours and that was it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Rocksound Ferry
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

This vacation property has access to excellent bone fishing. Guides are available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are subject to change. Deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival. After that date, it will be refunded if another equal rental is booked for your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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