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Balinese Charm Spectacular Views & Steps From The Water

Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Private 1 Bedroom Guest Villa, Fully Equipped.

Located on the island of Elbow Cay, Ruma Kami offers spectacular views of the Sea of Abaco. A taste of Bali in a private setting close to Hope Town & steps to the private community water front.

Ruma Kami Guest is a private 1 bedroom villa on the Ruma Kami estate. The villa features an over large private bedroom with king size memory foam bed and a luxurious ensuite bathroom. All linens, towels, and beach towels provided.

Additional features include a fully equipped kitchenette, separate living room with sofa that converts to a single bed and a private deck. The villa also features independent A/C, an automatic backup generator, streaming video entertainment system and full WiFi coverage throughout the property.

Ruma Kami was designed for outdoor living. The private outdoor living area features a thatched roof gazebo with sunken seating and makes a great place for relaxing with a good book or sharing sundown refreshments.

Guests are welcomed on the upper deck dining area.

Our community dock features steps leading down to the sea for a swim or snorkel!

If you decide to rent a boat during your stay, you can dock at the community waterfront during the day only.

The island features many great restaurants, a dive shop, several boat rentals, deep sea fishing charters and the world’s last remaining kerosene fired, manually operated lighthouse. If you’re really nice to the light house operator, he might even let you help light the lamp with him at sundown.

Concierge services are available for whatever your island adventure dreams include and we can help you arrange your trip .

Your hosts and their chocolate lab live on the property and are available to help you get the most from your island vacation. They love to get to know their guests but you can be as private as you like, the choice is yours.

Elbow Cay is approximately 250 miles due East of West Palm Beach. Elbow Cay is a Bahamian Out Island only 5 miles long and about half a mile wide at the widest point

The neighborhood is very quiet, but close to all the attractions on the island. Our eastern and northern shores border the Atlantic Ocean and feature miles of pristine and empty white sandy beaches. The beaches offer opportunities to snorkel, surf, kayak, or kite board. There are also many bars and restaurants along the beach front.

Our western and southern shores border the tranquil bright blue Sea of Abaco and offers great diving, boating and fishing adventures as well.

The neighboring islands of Abaco are just a short boat ride away as are some of the most famous classic beach bars in the world.

Your stay at Ruma Kami includes the use of 2 bicycles, or arrangements can be made prior to your arrival for a golf cart and/or boat rental so getting around the island will be easy.

The Lucayos community dock is only for daytime use as it offers no protection from the wind. .

If you want to visit the neighboring islands but aren't interested in renting a boat on your own, arrangements can be made for private boat tours, scuba and snorkel trips, and fishing charters .

Get to Ruma Kami via Marsh Harbour International Airport on the neighboring island of Abaco. Then a short taxi ride to the Hope Town ferry ( arrangements can be made for your pickup) and a 30 minute ferry ride to Hope Town where your hosts will be waiting for you.

House Rules

Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings.

Ruma Kami is located in a quite private community, ideal for a relaxing and peaceful vacation.

More Details

Neil or Phyllis Drori
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Neil or Phyllis Drori

We grew up in Canada, lived in Vermont for almost 20 years and then moved on to a 40 foot sailboat where we lived full time for 7 years.

We got to Hope Town by accident! Our plan was to go south from Miami but the wind didn't co-operate and we ended up in Abaco instead, fell in love with the place and never left!

Neil is a seasoned road warrior and teaches computer science on a volunteer basis to the kids at the local grade school. Phyllis is a published gourmet cook and a Yoga teacher. She runs regular classes on a volunteer basis for both locals and visitors during the winter season and also teaches Yoga to the kids at the island grade school. She practices every day and if Yoga is your thing she would be happy to practice with you.

Neil or Phyllis Drori purchased this villa in 2014


Elbow Cay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom Ensuite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The private bedroom is equipped with a king size memory foam bed for 2 adults. The living room sofa converts to a single bed for 1 adult or child. Complete bedding is provided for both.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Automatic whole house backup generator.


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Balinese Charm Spectacular Views & Steps From The Water
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Stunning property... awesome hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful, quaint setting with everything we needed for an incredible week. The hosts, Phyllis & Neil were generous, provided a wealth of knowledge, & a delight to spend time with! Phyllis’ breakfast spread was awesome every morning! In short, a must return experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for better accommodations or hosts. Both were world class!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Staying at Ruma Kami is a must! Truly a piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Ruma Kami during our first trip to the Bahamas, and it was everything we could have hoped for and more! Neil and Phyllis are such wonderful people, and our experience in Hope Town would not have been the same without them.

Neil was so helpful during the booking process. He was very quick to respond via email and was happy to answer any questions we had while we were planning our trip. He gave great recommendations for activities to take part in during our vacation, he gave very detailed directions for what to do/where to meet him during our travels to Hope Town, and he also took care of coordinating our golf cart rental. Such a great guy!

Phyllis is so kind and helpful! Not to mention she’s an AMAZING chef. Each morning we were greeted with a delicious spread for breakfast - from homemade granola, fruit and yogurt to her OUT OF THIS WORLD homemade muffins and all of the eggs, pancakes, bagels, lox and waffles in between - we truly looked forward to waking up to these gourmet meals each morning. Not to mention that we loved hanging out and chatting with Neil and Phylis (and sweet Sabra and special guest Koopa) during breakfast each day. They’re such great people, it was truly a pleasure to get to know them during our trip.

In terms of the accommodations themselves, the guest house is beautiful and impeccably maintained. We were more than comfortable during our stay and the guest house is completely private from the main parts of the property, in case anyone is wondering. There’s a little kitchen that’s stocked with pots, pans, plates, etc. There are beach towels at your disposable for days at the beach, as well as sunscreen in case you forgot to bring some (or came to realize that 20 spf wouldn’t be strong enough like we did haha!).

If I could give Ruma Kami six stars, I would! If you don’t book with Neil and Phyllis for your next visit to paradise, you are missing out!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We found Paradise !

  • 5 of 5

Ruma Kami is a total experience. From the beautiful structure, to the amazing views, to our hosts, Neil and Phyllis and of course, sweet Sabra, to the GOURMET breakfasts every morning, to the whole beautiful island... there aren’t enough words for us to convey the love we felt for this place. If you are looking for somewhere to completely unwind, de stress and relax... this is it! The beaches are spectacular and the food on the island is delicious. Neil and Phyllis are so kind and accommodating and answered our many questions throughout the week. They give you total privacy but are available when needed. If you are looking for that perfect vacation... this is IT!! We will definitely be back .

Greg and Kristi

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wondeful get away.

  • 5 of 5

Phyllis and Neil were very welcoming and helpful. The little "house" was adorable and the breakfast was the best!

It was peaceful and wonderful. A must do! Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All the previous reviews are spot on. Wonderful out-island (Elbow Cay), wonderful accommodations and Amazing Hosts. The owners Neil & Phyllis were there for us to meet whatever need or question we had. They met us upon arrival and helped us shove off when it was time to leave. The accommodations are best suited for one couple. Our morning breakfast prepared by Phyllis (who is a gourmet chef) changed each day, made from scratch, healthy with many different options to choose from morning. The Drori's were amazingly accommodating yet they gave us our space. The property layout allows abundant quite spaces to relax after a day of boating, snorkeling or just visiting the island. Power throughout the island (as all out-islands) tends to go down a few hours at a time. Not at Ruma Kami as they have a generator that made sure we always had power and a/c. Thank you Neil and Phyllis for your hospitality and simply put . . . for just being you. The Greens.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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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