3 bedroom beachfront on turquoise sea
- english, spanish
I am a Londoner who grew up in LA and has lived in The Bahamas for the last 12 years of my life. I moved to Eleuthera in 2007 to work at Deep Creek Middle School and The Island School. Several years later, I met my partner in Tarpum Bay and we now split our time as a family between Nassau and Eleuthera.
Owner purchased this House in 2014
Why Owner chose Tarpum Bay
You will be more comfortable at Baha Mara than your average vacation home. We have built a home for our own comfort, not just to rent. We built this home ourselves a couple of years ago.
What makes this House unique
Nothing beats the view of the turquoise sea from every window of the house. Large groups wishing to rent together can also book Mission Bay House or Sea View Cottage directly adjacent to Baha Mara.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children welcomeChildren welcome
No pets - pets not allowedpets not allowed
No smoking - non smoking onlynon smoking only
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
- House operates on rainwater collection (1000 gallon cistern). It is usually not an issue if you are mindful, but for extra can be brought in for $125
Beautiful waterfront home in Tarpum Bay
The property was on the bay side of the island and with a prevailing east wind it is calm. We were able to snorkel and explore the shallow reef in front of the property. Water shoes or sandals are recommended. We had beautiful sunsets. The noseeums were not an issue as we had a nice breeze on most days. John was always available by phone for any questions.. The rental car was very reliable and we explored the whole island from top to bottom. The house was well stocked with everything we needed, It was nice having a washer/dryer. My only suggestion is that beach chairs be purchased for the property to take offsite to the many beautiful beaches. We used the cooler on our excursions. Thanks for the memories on beautiful Eleuthera!
Feels luxurious for vacation home rental
This rental is everything you'd want in a home stay, location is spectacular, kitchen is equipped with quality tools, the beach is literally right there, with kayaks and paddle boards waiting. No need to leave, thou day adventures are easy. Easy pace with great wildlife close to a small local Bahamian fishing community. (so not the place to go if you are looking for active nightlife). Property manager available for needs and questions, very responsive. The bedding and linens are natural fibers and plentiful; my personal favorite detail was the art.
Fantastic home steps from the water in paradise.
This was our second trip to Eleuthera and we are absolutely in love with the island and this cottage. The home was much bigger than we expected and incredibly comfortable and well equipped in a great location. Tarpum Bay is just south of the middle of Eleuthera. The cottage (right on a beautiful bay on the Carribean side) is just a 5 minute drive north of the town of Tarpum Bay. The home is beautifully decorated and really a very comfortable place to stay. Basically two wings - one with a master suite and one with two bedrooms and a bath seperated by the kitchen and great room. Beds were soooo comfortable.
The house is truly beautiful and the view from the back porch is amazing. You have views of the ocean from every room (2 bedrooms, kitchen and great room) and three large french doors that open out onto the porch. The house sits maybe 100 feet off the water - fantastic. There is a nice "back yard" in the pines between the house and the beach for lounging and sitting waterside. The shore down to the water is a bit rocky but nothing severe. There was enough sand in spots to get in the water without having water shoes - but I am sure that changes - more or less sand - depending on the last storm. Snorkeling right behind the house was good and the location mid island makes it great to explore all of the other great beaches of Eleuthera. The host has maps in the cottage with all of the beaches and it is fantastic. Great resources to help you explore the more than 100 beaches of Eleuthera. Cannot stress enough how great the maps and info provided by the host helped us enjoy our stay. One of our favorite beaches (recommended by the host) was actually almost directly across the island from the cottage on the Atlantic side.
Eleuthera is an out island but so convenient and friendly. Easy to get to with major direct air service from the US. A rental car (we rented from Johnson's in North Eleuthera and they were fantastic) is a must and the host has one available if you can work it out - a real plus.
Having two kayaks (two seater and single) as well as two SUPs was a real bonus. The bay right behind the cottage is perfect for kayaking and sunsets.
We had slight mix-up on check-in but the host resolved it almost immediately and John was fantastic and checked in with us to make sure everything was perfect. What a great host and great house.
This is our new favorite place in Eleuthera.
What a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to explain our little corner of the world so well to future guests. We are glad you love Eleuthera and Baha Mara as much as we do. Let us know when you will be back. Joanna and John
Week at home
This home is beautiful and owners want for your experience to be excellent I could literally have never left the house for all 7 days I was here with all there is to explore and the relaxation view is phenomenal! We will be visiting again!
We had a great two weeks. We have been to Eleuthera many times and our only complaint was the beach. There wasn’t one. Water was good, but we spent most of our time elsewhere. The house is well equipped and we didn’t want for a thing. Thanks Joanna and John. We will be back again God willing. Ron and Joyce
Thanks for coming to visit. Sorry Mother Nature had reclaimed some of the sand recently. Depending on storms in the area, we can lose and gain sand. We had gained quite a bit earlier in the fall. It will be back again soon, I am sure.