BEACHFRONT TROPICAL VILLA, BAHAMAS PURA VIDA, ROMANTIC ISLAND PARADISE

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Steve and Cindy DuBose

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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BEACHFRONT TROPICAL VILLA, BAHAMAS PURA VIDA, ROMANTIC ISLAND PARADISE

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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. 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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Steve and Cindy DuBose

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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

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

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!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Charlotte, NC
5

Exceptional Rental

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
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.

Clark
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 14/16
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Cumming Georgia
5

PERFECT IN EVERY WAY

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
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!
ann
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Cullman, AL
5

Paradise . . .

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
My husband and I spent our 25th wedding anniversary @ Pura Vida. Loved it!! Pura Vida is an exceptional property. Every amenity one needs/wants is provided in this beautiful home. We have stayed @ many vactional rentals via VRBO and this house surpasses them all.
The view was simply amazing and the pink sand beach is all your own!

We snorkled @ Double Bay and Ten Bay.
Day trip to Harbour Island . . . lunched at The Blue Bar . . . snacked @ Sip Sip. Very tasty!!
We dined out each evening. All meals were wonderful. We recommend Tippy's, Unique, Mate and Jenny's, Rainbow Inn (fabulous steaks here).

Pura Vida is in the midst of a lovely tropical garden . . . and various biting, flying pests enjoy it as their home! So fyi . . . be sure to bring insect repellent. :)

This will a vacation memory we will forever cherish . . . Thanks Steve and Cindy for allowing us to enjoy your fabulous home. God Bless.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming and we are happy you had a great time. Although mosquitos do not seem to come after me sometimes guests will need to use insect repellent but usually mainly at dusk. I guess it is a small price to pay for the wonderful tropical beauty of Eleuthera and Pura Vida!
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Double Bay Eleuthera
5

Loved Pura Vida and Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We just returned from a wonderful ten day stay at Pura Vida in Eleuthera. We are seasoned travelers who have stayed in numerous accommodations throughout the Caribbean and have to say that Pura Vida was a delight. Steve and Cindy are a pleasure to deal with and answered all of our questions in a timely and friendly manner. The house itself is well maintained and spotless. It contains everything you need, from beach chairs to electronic appliances to kitchenware, that make your stay as comfortable as possible. The beach in front of the house is beautiful and you can walk for miles without encountering a single soul. Our children enjoyed kayaking to the cays, snorkeling, fishing and just playing in the surf. You can imagine their excitement when dolphins swam by while they were playing in the water. The house is ideally located for exploring the many unique beaches and towns throughout the Eleuthera. We are so glad to have chosen Pura Vida and will no doubt be back in the future!
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay at Pura Vida. It is our pleasure to provide a special place to have wondeful island experiences. We are so glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing and coming to Pura Vida and we welcome your return!

Steve and Cindy
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Atlanta GA
5

Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
I spent a long time looking for just the right rental home for our trip to Eleuthera and I feel like I hit the jackpot with Pura Vida! It is obvious that Steve and Cindy built this house, decorated and equipped it with great care and thoughtfulness. Everything from the huge wood sliding doors to the kitchenware, linens, light fixtures, etc. was very high-end; and as other reviewers have noted, it was immaculate. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed tomatoes, green peppers, and papayas from the garden. Murray the groundskeeper brought us coconuts and peeled them for us with a machete, and we made Sky Juice (local cocktail) and drank them straight from the coconuts! The view from the house is stunning. There seems to have been some erosion on the beach and there was lots (LOTS) of seaweed on it when we were there, but no matter...it was beautiful. We snorkeled the reefs in front of the house and on the last day there we had a real treat: two dolphins came around and swam around us and some other people from the neighboring rentals for at least an hour. All in all it was a fabulous trip, and If we are lucky enough to come back to Eleuthera I would definitely stay at Pura Vida again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you came and had a great time at Pura Vida. It does not happen often to have a lot of seaweed but occationally does if it has been windy. The good news is the tides will soon wash it away. Thanks for visiting Pura Vida and we welcome you back again!

Steve and Cindy
Helpful votes: 7/7

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Fast Ferry at Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen's Hwy.
Nearest Beach
At your doorstep at Pura Vida!
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tippy's, Mate and Jennys
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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Availability & Rates

Double Bay Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
$2,500
7 nights
 

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

    If there is a time period showing available on calendar which is less than a week between other reserved dates please call for rate info.
  • $2,500 per week

Amenities

Double Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Broadband Access
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Bottled Water
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Raft
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
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