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'MAGIC SAND VILLA': Beautiful Beachfront Home on Fabulous Double Bay

Hugh Hodge

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Hugh Hodge

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2015
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'MAGIC SAND VILLA': Beautiful Beachfront Home on Fabulous Double Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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2 bedroom, 2 full bath - sleeps up to 7

Magic Sand is a very private luxury property located directly on the famous pink sand beach on Eleuthera, Bahamas. The house is fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need for a wonderful vacation. You can even bring along your pet at no extra charge. Magic Sand even has its own private tiki hut overlooking the beach. Pick up some Kalik and come enjoy our home in paradise.

You will fall in love with Magic Sand.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hugh Hodge (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2015

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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based on 7 traveler reviews

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'MAGIC SAND VILLA': Beautiful Beachfront Home on Fabulous Double Bay
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Magic Villa

  • 4 of 5

We loved our first trip to Eleuthera. Beautiful beaches, sleepy villages, great restaurants and friendly people.

Magic Sands is centrally located which made it a good base for exploring the island. The house is spacious, nicely furnished and very comfortable. The porch overlooking the ocean is amazing. We had breakfast there every morning, surrounded by palms, flowering bougainvillea and oleander waving in the ocean breeze.

The downside—and this is outside of the owner’s control—was the beach. At the moment it’s all lava rock and pretty much uninhabitable. Just our luck. However, we found that a ten minute walk in either direction took us to nice sandy beaches so it wasn’t so bad.

By car, the house is 10 minutes away from fabulous Ten Bay beach—our five-year-old’s favorite—and about 20 minutes from famous French Leave. Apparently these are among the best on the island. The house is also close to Island Farms for fresh bread, vegetables, and cheese; Millard’s and Lakia’s for eggs and milk; and many good restaurants in and around Governor's Harbour. It’s a 90 minute drive to incredible Lighthouse beach at the southern tip of the island—a perfect day trip. Stop by Kinky’s Shell station in Tarpum Bay on the way and you’ll hear some great stories while he fills you up.

Sue was helpful with the car, but the house was so well stocked with essentials and beach gear, we really didn’t need to bother her with many questions. Hugh and Margaret have a great spot. Hopefully the sandy beach comes back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your candid and thorough critique. The sand returns in July for a 8 months stay. God and the weather do that.
New Bremen, OH

Magic Sand Villa nice but beach very disapointing

  • 3 of 5

I am only giving Magic Sand Villa a 3 but not because of the villa. the villa was pretty much as advertised, very comfortable and clean, although the owner is going to need to spend some time or money on the maintenance if is to remain looking nice. The beach was not at all what we expected. The picture shows a beautiful sand beach which we assumed was right at the front of the house. Depending on the season of the year, the beach may be different, but for us, there was nothing but lava rock out in front of the house and for a good ways down the beach. It was not possible to get into the water close to the house. This also eliminated using the kayaks, which we were looking forward to. The pluses--beaches on the Caribean side of the island are beautiful white (or pink) sand beaches that gently go from shallow to deeper. Snorkeling was pretty much a waste as we saw very few fish the three or four times that we went out. Everywhere we went, people were very friendly and helpful. We had wonderful weather, although very windy. We left Ohio at 2 degrees F, so we very much welcomed the sun and 80 degrees!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, folks from OHIO it is correct to assume that the beaches change on a seasonal basis I took the picture myself in the month of August. You never know from year to year when and how long the sand will be there. I can not control that. I am sorry that you let that ruin your stay at our beautiful house and I believe that a 4 star or 4.5 star should have been the appropriate classification Sincerely, Hugh

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

As we drove toward the lush greenery and flowering shrubs along the last sandy lane off the palm-bordered road, we felt as though we had discovered a hidden tropical paradise. And then we saw the amazing view from the veranda and the Tiki Liki. Aqua colored ocean waves crashed on the pink sandy beach. It couldn't get any better!

We were delighted to discover three excellent kayaks that took us on many adventures including escapades to the nearby island. There was great snorkel gear which we used in the water in front of the house, and at other reefs. How fun to find sand dollars and to see lovely fish and coral! Magic Sands is a delightful combination of private hidden paradise, and a headquarters for adventure. Thank you Hugh and Margaret! I believe you have thought of everything!

Sue, the helpful caretaker offered to buy a few groceries since we were arriving on Sunday after the stores were closed. She also told us a five gallon jug of water was provided as well as a cell phone for our use. We had good service for our Verizon phones, and were grateful for the WIFI which helped us keep in touch with the business at home. We brought a cooler of frozen meat with us, and purchased fresh vegetables, fruits, juice, jerk sauce and home made bread from Island Farms just up the road. The helpful gardener who came twice a week to keep the flowers and grounds looking lovely, cut down coconut for us. We enjoyed visiting James Cistern Wesleyan Methodist Church as well as gorgeous Light House Beach. Ocean Hole was also very intriguing.

The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well furnished. When the breezes were still at dusk and dawn, we learned to stay inside to avoid the noseeums.

How delightful to wake to the lovely views, and then to have the beach all to ourselves.

Our 8 days at Magic Sands were all we had hoped for and more. It was a peaceful retreat with gorgeous sunrises and views as well as the launching pad for many exciting explorations and adventures. Our vacation at Magic Sands was one of our favorite ever!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks U'all We really enjoy sharing our "place in the sun" with others and look forward to your return to "Magic Sand" Where the sand is truly MAGIC !
Glocester RI, USA

Our Magic Sands Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Eleuthera, and we were not disappointed! The island, people, villa and even the weather were all accommodating and beautiful for our week in Eleuthera. Magic Sands is a treasure, with a touch of luxury that somehow manages after only a few hours to feel like home. Everything we needed was provided for us, from books and movies to kayaks and a crib. Kevin and Hope met us at the airport and even helped haul our luggage, which we could not fit into our rental. They were readily available all week, and when they stopped by on our departure day to see if we needed help getting to the airport, we hated to have to say goodby.

There are many concessions that are necessary whenever visiting a small island, but for the right kind of person the rewards are enormous. For example, there is limited groceries available at the stores, gas is $6.00 a gallon, no internet, beer is $42.50 a case, and the "magic" sand does not re-appear until sometime in the summer. But the benefits far outweigh these minor inconveniences. The restaurants are excellent, the beaches are unbelievable, peace and tranquility are abundant, Kalik is awesome, and a short paddle straight out from the Liki Tiki in one of the kayaks and you get to explore your very own deserted island. And the people are great. We waved at everybody, even when passing by in the opposite direction on Queen's Highway. There is no way we can overstate how important that is to us. Locals and tourists alike seemed to be always happy and treated us like old friends. And why shouldn't they be happy? They are in paradise!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Russ and Louise. About the internet, it droke, I call service man. He do not show one week later he not show up, one week later he not show up, one week later I give up. This is LIFE ON THE OUT ISLANDS "MON"
New Jersey

Magical Magic Sand Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have been at the Magic Sand Villa 3 times and will be going there for the 4th time this Summer (2011). We love it so much that last time we stayed for 2 weeks!

We fell in love with the house because of the location (privacy) and the proximity of the beaches. The Liki Tikki (as Hugh affectionately calls it) is unbelievable. The views are breath taking from every angle.

Overall...this house is emaculate. I haven't seen ANYTHING better!!!...Hugh & Margaret are awesome. Kevin & Hope add to it :-) and ofcourse Posey. Our daughter would not leave Posey alone and Posey loved it too.

We look forward to June!!! Magic Sand...Here we come...Hugh & Margaret we hope to see u there :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jack, Katherine and Nicole: We love having you stay with us here at "Magic Sand" Thank you for the great review and, as you, we hope to see you again, soon. Hugh and Margaret and Posey
BC, Canada


  • 5 of 5

Our family of five traveled to the Bahamas for the first time during Xmas holidays and we landed in Magic Sands. What a lucky find!!!! The perfect location with rarely a person on the beach, an amazing veranda on which we lived for one week, wonderful location to go either direction on the island, great bathrooms, beautiful linens, and so much more. I would recommend Magic Sands to anyone visiting Eleuthera!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway


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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Governors Harbour Fast Ferry
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Double Bay is a private development located 6 miles from the settlement of Palmetto Point just off the Queens Highway. Palmetto Point has numerous small grocery stores, service stations and restaurants. Going North toward the Airport is Governors Harbour and Cupids Cay. Here you will find more restaurants, banks, liquor stores, movie theaters and on Cupids Cay 'Ronnys Bar' . There are gift shops here and several really good restaurants plus a bakery.


Rates & Availability

From $315 Per night

Double Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 - May 3
7 night minimum stay
May 4 2015 - Dec 19 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 - Jan 3
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%
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Please ask me about our Couples special rate for June 1 to Dec 20. This is a rate for couples only!

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Double Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Stearns & Foster Sofa Bad
  • The Main House has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms Underneath the main house is and efficiency appartment which serves as the 3rd bedroom. The efficiency is only rented to those renting the main house. We do not book it as a seperate unit.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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