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BEACH HOUSES CAYO LOCO Lite Breakfast/Kayaks/Paddleboards/WiFi/Cabanas Included

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Only 1 Bedroom Beach Houses Right on a Pink Sand Beach in Governor's Harbour 4 2

LOOK NO FURTHER, you just stumbled upon the absolute best beach house for two in all of The Bahamas - our guests are flabbergasted at first sight when they see Cayo Loco and you will be too! This is no ordinary location! Stunning beachfront directly on the Atlantic Ocean centrally located on the tranquil, pristine, undiscovered island of Eleuthera where you are 'away from it all'! Go back to a simpler time when nature dictated your day and enveloped your senses with serenity and solitude. Your new calling is to find shells, walk the beach, swim, nap, lounge in a hammock and star gaze at the endless night sky! No cares, no worries just the sounds of the surf all around you! The ONLY one bedroom house for two right on the best most fabulous pink sand beach anywhere in the world! The guests that checked out today said that 'they are ruined' for any other beaches after living with the most beautiful water with the most dazzling array of colors right in front of their house! Our guests return year after year! The array of colors is mind boggling! You can see the reefs and sand on the bottom of the ocean no matter how far out you swim. The visibility is unparalleled anywhere! A 60 second swim in mask and snorkel puts you on the most spectacular breathtaking reef with millions of colorful fish! We took 20 years to choose this location after searching for our paradise and when we found it we knew it immediately and we bought it! And we live to share it with you! This is vacation all the time! We have never been anywhere that can come even close to Cayo Loco! Come live your dream of being on the water! Our grounds are a lush and tropical paradise made to entice the senses! This location will affect you like the best meditation you've ever had! The reef is teaming with beautiful colorful fish! It's like stepping into a different world! This is your vacation, we strive to make it fabulous and your accommodations are very very important to us! Living here affords us the opportunity to take extra special care of our homes and our guests! We are here, we care! The choice of your beach house is paramount to the enjoyment of your getaway - come stay with us at Cayo Loco!

* All major airlines fly direct to Nassau NAS and then take Southern Air Charter, Pineapple Air or Bahamsair direct to GHB which is five minutes from Cayo Loco.

* Our guests say our beach is better than French Leave Beach as it is undiscovered, lesser known and more private! After traveling to Lighthouse Beach and other beaches they prefer staying right at home at their own beach! We're truly tucked away in our private paradise!

* Within a five minute walk on the beach, you have best most delicious little restaurant with a small resort for dining/drinking/dancing with a pool and jacuzzi. Fabulous local entertainment! Within a short drive, there are several excellent restaurants, live music, shopping and dancing.

* Be sure to reserve Jeremy and Anna, our unparalelled knowledgeable friends/Assistant Caretakers, for your own private dinner at Cayo Loco! They'll bring everything, prepare everything, clean up and thrill you with island sip sip (gossip), folk lore and fishing stories while serving the greatest authentic Bahamian meal you will ever experience! Guaranteed to be the highlight of your stay! And they will leave you with lots to snack on! It's like dinner and a show all wrapped into one! You will have the time of your life at Cayo Loco! A vacation you will savor for the rest of your life!

CAYO LOCO, though newly built, captures the 'old' Bahamian beach house feel looking over the surf to maximize the views and ocean breezes. Step onto your gorgeous, private, crescent shaped Atlantic Ocean pink sand beach and stroll in either direction for miles. You may spend your entire visit here and never see another person on your beach. Our beach has indescribably clear turquoise water with a flat pink sand beach. It is a perfect walking swimming beach!!

Wonderful pristine and tranquil setting for your Honeymoon, Anniversary, Birthday, Engagement or PreBaby Vacation as described by our past guests!

CAYO LOCO means 'crazy beautiful cay'. It is very private and the only sounds you will hear are the surf crashing around you. Swim with beautiful dolphins and marine life on our beach!! It is so special and awe-inspiring with Jim and Jeanette, our first visitors in the new house....they frolicked with us and we had a snorkel and could hear them talking to each other.....they put on a 'show' for us flipping, twirling and spinning around together!! Very special!!

CAYO LOCO are two very comfortable, casually elegant identical beach houses with all the amenities necessary to make living on the beach a pleasure. Once you arrive, you may never want to leave but you can wander down the beach a few minutes to a lovely small resort with a fabulous restaurant, jacuzzi, infinity pool with a swim-up bar, lounging beds and welcoming staff!

Spear fish on your reefs and bring back your lobster or grouper dinner. You've earned a nap in the hammock lulling between the palm trees but try to stay awake for star gazing on the deck when the sun goes down. Become 'zimzala' - free-spirited and find peace with sand between your toes!

On your beach right off shore, you can fish, snorkel, walk for miles, kayak, beach comb, go shelling, body surf, paddle board, play frisbee or just relax in the sun! CAYO LOCO are our private custom designed/built residences and are rented on a very limited basis. CAYO LOCO is located off a secluded, romantic sandy beach road 'away from it all'.

After a wonderful day at the beach, return to CAYO LOCO and refresh in your beautiful large ocean inspired glass block tiled shower with ocean view and nap on your ocean view king size pillow top bed with 100% egyptian cotton sheets.

When the astronauts look down to Earth from space, the crystal clear, turquoise waters of Cayo Loco can be clearly seen as nowhere else on Earth. Hut Point Bay on the Atlantic side of Governor's Harbour is a central location making it easy to get anywhere on the island to explore. Our beach is the most beautiful beach on Eleuthera where you can walk everyday and not see a single soul. Eleutherans are a very warm, helpful and welcoming people and a treasure to get to know. The Bahamas were voted one of the 'happiest' countries in the world. Fresh seafood abounds with tropical fruits as well. Eleuthera is an adventure without getting too far from the norm.

Waking up to the sunrise after sleeping to the sounds of the surf is so rejuvenating. Walking the beach shelling then swimming or just floating in the crystal clear warm turquoise water of Eleuthera is so special. Catching your dinner fresh from the Atlantic Ocean is splendid. Lazing in the hammock with a great read gazing over the crashing waves is very relaxing. Cayo Loco was designed to support an eco-chic lifestyle. The air conditioning is rarely needed as the ocean breezes keep you comfortable. Most of our guests prefer sleeping to the sounds of the ocean instead of the a/c. Rain water is your water source leaving your skin and hair silky to the touch. There are abundant hand towels and cloth napkins alleviating the need for paper products. All appliances and fixtures are energy efficient and low water consumption. All glass and aluminum cans are recycled. We have chosen low impact construction and potable water is recycled. Furniture for Cayo Loco was locally handcrafted.

Cayo Loco is ideal for a destination wedding, romantic getaway, heaven for those who enjoy nature and it's beauty, exquisite for a beachfront escape from every day life, the celebration of any special occasion where you want to give yourself the very best, and those with an adventurous spirit will not be disappointed!

We have had marriage proposals and subsequent engagements at Cayo Loco! And destination beach weddings, honeymoons galore! All to great acclaim by our guests!

* Norwegian Air has just started to offer outstanding airfares from Europe to Florida and then it is an easy connect to Cayo Loco through Nassau or direct to Eleuthera.

* From Toronto ((YYZ) a new airline with great flight times to and from Nassau Sunwing.

Keywords: Brand New Beach House on Private Atlantic Beachfront in Governor's Harbour Eleuthera Island Bahamas - ECO/GREEN/SUSTAINABLE

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, A little Spanish and a very little French!
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2018

About Maureen

Escaped to Eleuthera 12 years ago and cannot even consider going back to the 'other world'!

Maureen purchased this house in 2005

Why Maureen chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Perched on a sand dune to catch the most awesome views and always the breezes off the ocean alleviating the need for using the air conditioners! Away from the hustle and bustle! No street or car noises ever!

What makes this house unique

Live like a local in a Bahamian style beach house! Feel the breezes blowing through the house, sleep to the ocean sounds, step onto the pink sand beach, float in the ocean every day several times, laze in the hammock as the marine life wanders by!


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 13 ...
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
  • Indulge in ocean themed bath products in your sea themed en suite bathroom with wave glass block shower, vessel sink on sea glass encrusted cement countertop!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Rejuvenate and awaken to the ocean calling to you to come and play! Regenerate your senses as you sleep to the sounds of the surf! King size pillow top bed with egyptian cotton sheets!
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront paradise on a privately accessed beach within a five minute walk to Pascals Oceanfront Restaurant which is superb! Enjoy the solitude of your own private beach house with the amenities of a resort just down the beach! Why decide between a resort or a private house - have both!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The Perfect Choice!

  • 5 of 5

Cayo Loco is the nicest place I have ever stayed at in the Caribbean. With that said, I think it is only fair to write about the pros and cons when reviewing an accommodation. So let’s begin with the pros. This is a beautifully appointment cottage overlooking a wonderful beach. The inside of the cottage is perfect. It is comfortable and has everything you need. The bed was comfy, the shower spacious, the kitchen was cozy and perfect for preparing a meal, but the best part was the porch…It was to die for. I spent a lot of time on the lounge chair staring at the view and enjoying the breeze every day. Maureen and Allen were perfect hosts. They were available when you wanted to ask a question (and Maureen is wealth of knowledge so make sure to tap into that resource) and never a bother. Maureen adds the personal touches that are so appreciated. We were celebrating an anniversary and she made it very special.

Now for the cons…....there aren’t any. For real! I hope we are lucky enough to get to Cayo Loco again in our travels.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anniversaries are so special and for you to have chosen to spend it at Cayo Loco warms my heart to the very core! Your appreciation of our tropical paradise says all that is Cayo Loco! Thank you again for taking such great care of our home and we hope you can get back again, maybe for another anniversary celebration!
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Outstanding get away. Off the beaten path. Beautiful beach. Gracious hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Cayo Loco. We slept with the windows open every night and had a fabulous breeze. We walked down to Pascals and had great burgers for dinner. The beach was beautiful and quiet and when calm, the snorkeling was amazing. The house was stocked if you want to cook. The grocery items can be limited so if you have special dietary requirements, you may want to bring some of your own items. The grocery store on the south side of the island was well stocked and had more options than the local grocers. We loved staying here and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Love when our guests are smitten with our special spot and appreciate all that is Cayo Loco! Such a pleasure to have you both and we so look forward to more visits in the future! You are welcome any time as it was a joy to have you on the property! Thank you for the lovely review and for taking such great care of our home during your island getaway!
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San Francisc, ca

Stunning Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This place was an absolute dream. One of the most beautiful views & beaches I have ever seen. We could barely pull ourselves away from the property since it was so perfect. Miles of beach with no people. gorgeous water, fine white sand. The hosts were lovely & the cottage has everything we needed. Nice to know that places like this still exist.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cayo Loco feels like stepping back to the days of a simpler time, doesn't it? Just you and nature all around in an absolutely breathtaking setting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and appreciating all that Cayo Loco has to offer for those looking to truly 'get away from it all' while still enjoying the comforts of home!
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Superlatives Abound!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing rental!

We love Maureen; she is delightful.

The cottage is darling and light and airy and

sits right above one of the most gorgeous beaches

you will find anywhere.

We strolled forever along the shore and only saw a handful of other people

In the distance.

The bed is excellent, unlike many rentals here, and the

Linens are high quality.

The kitchen has everything you need and quite a few restaurants

Are nearby, one that you can walk to along to on the beach.

There is a raised lounging bed on the deck where you can relax

And enjoy the beautiful view and the fresh breezes.

You will hardly be able to tear yourself away.


  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just a joy to spend time with and have you both stay with us for part of your Eleuthera adventures. It warms our hearts when our guests experience the serenity and endless natural beauty of Cayo Loco! You must return for longer next time! Thank you for the lovely review and for taking such great care of our home!
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Manchester, England

Simply Spectacular, Great View, Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Such a serene setting! You are looking directly onto a beautiful beach (one of the best on the island in my opinion) and one that you don't really see many people on. The island was so great and we are glad we had information from the owners about the island, very thorough and thought out what they've done here. They are lovely by the way and have thought of everything to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. They seem to truly care which you don't find all the time. There are also restaurants not too far away, Leo's being one of our favorites. You also aren't far from great beaches and can a lovely town Governor's Harbour is a few minutes away event though it feels like you are so far away from anything due to how peaceful it is. We'd definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virginia Beach

Peaceful & romantic! The owners are wonderful and so very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cayo Loco back in May of 2012 where my husband & I decided to get married right in front of the most adorable cottage of Cayo Loco. We did not bring family, so Maureen & Allen (owners) were kind enough to be apart of special day and be our witnesses. Maureen surprised me with a bouquet of flowers right from her yard to hold while we got married. Allen stood by my side and gave me away. Our first experience on Eleuthera was so very special because of the owners of Cayo Loco. The cottage is clean, super cute, open and airy to the ocean air. There is everything you need at the cottage, you can cook in house or go out each night. The ocean sounds will lull you to sleep each night. The sand is pink and soft and feels oh so good between your toes. The water is a delight to lounge in or simply play in. You can walk forever either direction and be alone the entire time. If you want some company or sit out by a pool and have a drink, you can walk just down the beach a bit and find Sky Beach Bar. We rented a car from Kean Stubbs and have become friends with his family. Highly recommend a car if you want to explore. We can't say enough good things about Cayo Loco. We will definitely be back, already counting the days.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so delighted to be part of your wedding at Cayo Loco and thrilled that you loved your visit with us! Having your ceremony right on the sand in front of Cayo Loco was just beautiful and very special for us as well! Seeing you again for your anniversary celebration was such a treat and we hope you celebrate many happy years with Cayo Loco memories! Thank you for the lovely review!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sammy's at Pascals Oceanfront Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bahamas Fast Ferry
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nassau by plane
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pascals Oceanfront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
on the beach
Car: recommended

Off the beaten path and away from any roads! On rural Bank Road in a neighborhood of privately owned homes with no high density nearby! Truly 'away from it all'!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Deposit $500

Stays over 7 nights require an Interim Cleaning which is $70.
Daily Maid Service available for $35 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund