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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise

Steve and Cindy DuBose

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Double Bay Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4

'Bahamas Pura Vida'. Romantic and luxurious beach front home. Spectacular ocean and beach views! Miles of pink sand beaches and azure turquoise water. This incredible tropical paradise is directly on the beach. Fully furnished and equipped for your pleasure and comfort at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Great privacy amidst tropical foliage. Perfect romantic escape! Pura Vida is a first class tropical beachfront villa and beautifully furnished! The best snorkeling is yours in the beautiful reefs right out front of house. Take a ocean kayak out to small islands just off shore. If you enjoy fishing you can fish right from the shore or deep sea fishing and bone fishing services and guides are available nearby. There are great restaurants within 5-10 minutes of Pura Vida. This is an amazing tropical dream that can come true for you! Please click on the 'Reviews' and see what guests say about their visit to Pura Vida. Come enjoy the real tropical island experience!

Bahamas Pura Vida, a tropical paradise: As you enter the private drive to this tropical paradise your senses are captivated by majestic coconut palms and lush, colorful island foliage. This new, luxurious home is located on the incredible Double Bay pink sand beach with pristine turquoise waters. Pamper yourself surrounded in comfort and well appointed quality furnishings. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Great Room with 18 ft. cypress ceilings. HDTV. WIFI. Central A/C. Two suites each with screen porch. Facing the ocean are expansive sliding glass doors which captivate with spectacular views of beach and ocean and open up to the wonderful tropical breezes. There are private gardens and palm groves overlooking beach and ocean where you can lounge or sun or just relax with a tropical drink.

A perfect honeymoon destination or re-kindle the romance in this exotic and private, tropical villa.......

Bahamas Pura Vida!

Relax and Enjoy: Whether you want to enjoy swimming or snorkeling in tropical reefs, kayaking, relaxing in a hammock, walking along the amazing beach that stretches on for miles, fishing or just laying out in the sun, it’s all here right at your doorstep. Located just ten minutes from restaurants and shopping on this laid back and quaint island of Eleuthera. (Eleuthera is the Greek word for “freedom”)

This the the perfect island escape. Incredible beauty and privacy. Relax and enjoy an unforgettable tropical vacation. Go to sleep to to the sound of ocean waves.

Caribbean Dream Vacation Home: Experience the true island lifestyle.

Private tropical dream vacation awaits you at Bahamas Pura Vida.

So many people visit Nassau and Paradise Island and think they have seen the Bahamas. Come to Eleuthera which is only 20 minutes from Nassau but a world away in quaint, laid back island charm.

If you would like to do more than just relax at Pura Vida, please check with us for fishing guides and boat rentals, bicycle rentals and other available activities.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve and Cindy DuBose (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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About Steve and Cindy DuBose

We have been coming to Eleuthera for 14 years and love the incredible island beauty. It is very romantic and relaxing and we always hate to leave. We hope to spend more time in the future and enjoy making Pura Vida available for others to enjoy!

Steve and Cindy DuBose purchased this villa in 2004

Why Steve and Cindy DuBose chose Double Bay

We actually built Pura Vida and chose Double Bay because it has one of the best beaches we have seen anywhere in the Bahamas.

What makes this villa unique

The tropical beauty is unsurpassed! The coconut palms and colorful tropical foliage are incredible and privacy is very special overlooking the pink sand beach with tourquois water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed at Pura Vida for our honeymoon in May. Our stay was perfect. Very private, and ultra comfortable house with one of the best views I have ever seen. The house had all the convienences of home, and the kitchen was very well appointed with nothing lacking. The view to the two keys and over the reef was phenomenal. We particuarly enjoyed the kayaks that come with the home. I did some fishing while there and managed to catch hamlet grouper, yellowtail snapper, triggerfish, and barracuda all right off the reef in front of the house from the kayak. We caught bonefish down in Tarpum Bay. Squid and land crabs work well! We enjoyed several meals and meeting with the locals at Tippys's. We had great service and excellent stories from the housekeeper. If you are considering a trip to the Bahamas I can't think of a better place to stay than Pura Vida!

(As submitted by Guest to Tripadvisor")
May 2010
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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Exceptional Rental

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Pura Vida a couple of times already, and for many reasons. The most obvious is the island of Eleuthera itself. All you have to do is look at pictures of the island to see its natural beauty and appeal. What sets Pura Vida apart is the quality of the home and amenities provided. The house sits overlooking beautiful reefs on the atlantic side of the island. Double Bay is by far my favorite stretch of beach on Eleuthera. Being on the atlantic provides a steady breeze in the summer, while the caribbean side gets much hotter. The small keys a ways out from the beach break water to create one of the few places you can get a nice breeze and calm water rich with coral reefs.

The house itself is unusually well built and maintained for a rental. It was impeccably clean every time I arrived. All of the appliances are top notch, and there's a nice standing BBQ overlooking the beach perfect for grilling the day's catch (there's excellent fishing on the reefs, just check what's in season.) Plus they've got books on local marine life so you know what your catching. There's a nice TV and sound system with lots of channels, although I have a feeling it doesn't get used much in a place with so many better things to do. High-speed internet is a big plus as well. If you get tired of fishing, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and laying on the beach you can always tour the island, there's lots of great info and maps they leave for you to help with your exploring. They really make it easy to feel at home and relaxed, the ultimate stress-free vacation.

You can really tell Cindy and Steve love this home, it shows in every aspect. This is not a typical rental house, but I will continue to go back as long as it remains one. Writing this is just making me ache to return! I hope it won't be long.


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

I don't want to repeat what everyone else has already said because it's all true. I can best compliment the home, view, amenities & dealing with the owners with a 2 week booking for their home next year already. I was home barely a week before I booked it. My boyfriend & I went for 9 days this year & it was the most romantic, private, beautiful paradise and we enjoyed it to the max. We enjoyed the screened room, kayaks & BBQ grill very much. The home has everything you need at your disposal & is beautiful inside & out.

The Beach House is a must for dancing with the "Rum Runners" & a great rack of lamb. The 1648 restaurant that just opened in GH has the best filet mignon & pizza pretty much anywhere & has a great calm view of the harbor. I could have done without the fish fry but Tippy s is always a must for 5 or 6 meals & some dancing. Da Perk has the best NY bagel sandwich & good coffee. We do bring our own coffee but Tippy s deli has a good brand they sell if you don't. Having the BBQ grill, we purchased fresh tuna, grouper & lobster from GH dock & Tarpum Bay dock. My guy is the grill master. It was the best tuna I have ever had. Island Farms has such great whole grain breads & outrageous cinnamon buns on tue & fri. & that is where we get our produce.

We feel Eleuthera is a magical place & I can never imagine not visiting at least once a year. When we go next year, my boyfriend & I will be there alone for 1 week & then we are going to share the 2nd week with our family. We have told them so much about Eleuthera & it is our second time there.

We rent a beat up soft top jeep & it is perfect for the roads there & driving on the wrong side is actually fun. With the kayak, we made it to the first island & spent time there which was fun. We tried twice to the larger island but we hit 6 ft. swells which the kayak handled very well but the water is so rough coming in at different angles that we could not land. We will try again next year on a calm day.

Thank you Steve & Cindy for sharing your paradise with us. The only negative thing I can say, is that is it soooo hard leaving.

Doreen & Scott

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time! The pristine and wild tropical beauty of Eleuthera is captivating. We welcome you back next year. We understand. We always hate to leave Pura Vida and when we come home we always begin planning our next trip. So glad you came and enjoyed! Steve and Cindy

Vacation of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you open the front door and see the large tastefully appointed rooms you know that this home is going to be different than other vacation homes. Then you look through the huge sliding glass doors opening out onto the Atlantic, hear the waves pounding to your deserted beachfront and feel the warm temperature and humidity and you know that this is the vacation of a lifetime.

The house itself is brilliantly laid out, large high ceiling living and dining rooms, open kitchen, master bedroom with attached screened lanai and fans in every room for keeping a gentle airflow. During our winter getaway we didn’t even need the A/C. Another thing we ended up not needing was the TV/home entertainment system. While nice, it can't compete with the view off the veranda - the ocean during the day and the stars at night. And that star gazing - satellites, planets, constellations, shooting stars - is excellent due to the darkest skies you will see.

In the morning you'll find little lizards warming to the sun, crabs running around the beach, a killdeer (??!!) and butterflies everywhere. Spend some time relaxing at the front door and you may see the Bahama Woodstar hummingbird checking out the various flowers in the well-tended acreage or just resting in the j shaped branch by the front step.

This home is a great home base for traveling in either direction on the island it's pretty much midpoint to Cape Eleuthera and lighthouse beach in the south and Current cut, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island in the north. Be sure to get out of the car and wander around at Glass Window bridge, it is a bucket list item. There are enough maps and other stuff to more that pique your curiosity if you feel like wandering.

And for the lazy days, your private beach on the Atlantic is a few steps from the door. Ten Bay beach on the Caribbean is tranquil and beautiful.

The island is far enough from the beaten path that you rarely encounter other people; you usually have miles and miles of beach to yourself. But it is just developed enough that there are stores (expensive), restaurants (also expensive) and island home grown stands (inexpensive and wonderful).

Pura Vida is a perfect home on a perfect island. Though large for just the two of us, we always appreciated the place. One thing you will want to do before you come down is to back some light long pants and a long sleeve shirt as well as some bug repellant if you' re going to be out at dawn and dusk.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can tell you discovered the true beauty and essence of Pura Vida and Eleuthera and so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. The island charm is intoxicating! Yes, some things cost more here because they have to import them but as you mentioned you can stop at the local produce stands and fisherman and it is fresh and reasonable. It truly is a vacation to Paradise you will always fondly remember for a lifetime. Thanks for coming!

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 1 week in Eleuthera. Pura Vida house is a fantastic place to stay. The pictures are accurate (and in the case of the beach they don't do it justice). The property is beautiful and immaculately kept up with plenty of extra towels and a full collection of beach toys like kayaks and snorkel masks. You can pretty much choose your beach based on the wind. There is an amazing little Caribbean beach about a few seconds south on the main road if the Atlantic side is too choppy for your tastes that day.

We were given very very good directions before arrival with perfect advice on buying groceries and where to get pretty much anything we needed.

There is a master bedroom and one more bedroom. Both have large, comfortable beds. There are two immaculate bathrooms. Each porch and door has a screen so you can avoid mosquitos and still enjoy the sound of the surf.

I can't say too much about attractions around the area other than the beach because I only wanted to play on the beach the whole time I was there. It was a great time.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming and sharing Pura Vida!
Overland Park, KS

Amazing Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

Go to Eleuthera and stay here!! We could not have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon. We stayed at Pura Vida for 10 nights and it was an amazing trip. Everything is as described and so much better in person. The view from the house and on the beach is exquisite. The grounds are even more private than pictured. You cannot be seen from inside the house or in most of the backyard by any neighboring houses or anyone on the beach. We only saw 2 people on the beach the whole time we were there. We loved laying in the hammock or in the loungers and watching the waves or stars. I would definitely recommend renting a jeep. There is so much to explore of the island and the roads are not in the best shape. Have some conch fritters and enjoy 1 of the many beautiful beaches! We found that no matter how many beaches we discovered, none were more beautiful than what we already had in Double Bay. We brought back a large back of pink sand and plenty of amazing memories with us. We are already planning our return trip. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations and we are so glad you had a wonderful Honeymoon at Pura Vida. It certainly is such a beautiful and romantic place to be. All the best to you and we welcome your return!
Cumming Georgia


  • 5 of 5

my husband and daughter and i had the good fortune to spend some time at Pura Vida recently. it was by far the nicest house we've ever rented from VRBO, and we've been using VRBO for years. steve and cindy were lovely to work with, as was the caretaker george. we arrived on a dark and rainy night (after a long delay at the nassau airport) and saw that the house was gorgeous. when we awoke to sunshine, we realized that we were in our own private paradise. the grounds were meticulously kept. the sandy path through the gardens to the ocean had been raked. that is just an example of the extra care and effort that is put forth for the guests. we truly felt like we were at an elegant resort but with the comforts and convenience of home. the bedrooms were beautiful, roomy and comfortable, and the bathrooms modern and high-end. the kitchen was fully equipped with quality appliances that made it fun to cook. following steve and cindy's recommendations, we went to Tippy's Restaurant which was excellent. we also ate at the Beach House, also good, which had a cute boutique attached.

make sure to go to governor's harbour to buy fish and lobster when the fishing boats come in. we also went often to Island Farms for fresh vegetables, homemade bread, and homemade salsa, the best ever. we explored lots of beaches (the island has plenty of public access beaches, often without anyone else there) and there was a bonefish flat about 3 miles from the house that was heaven for my husband. i have already recommended Pura Vida to friends and family and will continue to do so.

our biggest surprise was how much we loved Eleuthera itself. we had no idea what to expect and were delighted with its friendliness, authenticity, and unspoiled beauty.

thank you steve and cindy!


  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have discovered the magic of Eleuthera and Pura Vida. It is a hidden gem. We are glad you came and enjoyed yourselves so much! Steve and Cindy


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tippy's, Beach House
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Fast Ferry at Governor's Harbour Cupid's Cay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen's Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tippy's, Mate and Jennys, Unique Village
Nearest Beach
At your doorstep at Pura Vida!
Car: necessary

Double Bay has miles of pristine powder pink beaches and clear turquoise waters. Snorkel the many reefs just off shore and enjoy exotic coral, underwater tropical plants and colorful fish. Ocean kayaking is also a great activity as there are miles of coast line to explore and also small nearby islands and cays. Other nearby activities include local colorful festivals, great fishing(guides available), biking, boating, beach-combing or just relaxing in a lounge chair or hammock. Great restaurants just minutes away. Eleuthera is a great island to explore. There are many hidden beaches you can go to where you have the entire beach all to yourselves. A romantic fantasy come true!

Golf: There is a 18 hole golf course at Cotton Bay which is 35 minutes south of Pura Vida near Rock Sound.


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Double Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes Recommend leaving tip for housekeeper.
The rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years is $2,950 per week.

Also additional 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment with kitchenette. Only available with house rental. Call for rate details

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Double Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bath in suite. Very spacious. Large double vanity. Tiled shower. Walk in closet. Guest bath has single vanity and tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Romantic Master suite has cypress cathedral ceilings, spacious screen porch with inviting double chase lounge and spectacular beach and ocean views. 12 foot sliding patio doors. Large private bath with great tiled shower with glass block window and seat. Spacious double vanity. Walk in closet. Second bedroom is spacious and also has cypress cathedral ceilings. Private screen porch. 12 foot sliding patio doors. Bath with tiled shower just outside bedroom in private hall.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
2 double ocean kayaks Snorkel Gear Broad band high speed wireless Internet access (WIFI) throughout house and porches/patios Child car seat and high chair Beach Umbrella Life jackets Hammocks Large variety of beach rafts, beach balls, floats and inflatables Outdoor shower

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