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Charming, secluded, beachfront cottage

Leigh Ann

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Leigh Ann

Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
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Charming, secluded, beachfront cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Double Bay House Rental Photos and Description

1BR Beachfront Vacation Rental Double Bay, Bahamas

Privacy is yours! Our charming beachfront cottage is situated on six acres of undisturbed land near the end of a two-mile pink sand beach. It's perfect for couples seeking solitude or a special honeymoon. The house sits on a sand dune several hundred feet from the waters edge. The only thing between you and the beach are palm trees and a beautifully landscaped path cut through the coconut palms. The all-sand beach has a gradual slope to the water. Great swimming, beach combing, snorkeling and scuba diving are just steps from your back door. Our one bedroom cottage is brightly decorated with many furnishings handmade by local artisans. Rustic terra cotta tiles, a wooden ceiling, and ceiling fans add to the charm.In 2010 we renovated the kitchen, bathroom and exterior with all new windows and doors. Inside and out, this home provides the backdrop for a truly relaxing, tropical island experience!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leigh Ann (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2015

About Leigh Ann

We are from the Chicago area and are a family of six. Tom and I grew up vacationing along the Gulf and Atlantic coast as children. We stayed on a private island in the British West Indies for two weeks after we were married and we fell in love with the natural beauty of the islands. Five years later we visited Eleuthera for the first time and feel in love with Double Bay beach, the island, and the wonderful people of Eleuthera. We bought our first property before we left!

Leigh Ann purchased this house in 1995

Why Leigh Ann chose Double Bay

During our first trip we traveled the island from Harbor Island to Bannerman Town with never a thought to buy anything here. The first week we had discovered Double Bay and kept going back to 'our' beach. It was quiet, natural, seldom did we see another person on the beach, and we loved the sound of the waves crashing. The second week we found ourselves in the realtors office staring at a map of Double Bay with lots marked off for sale. By the time we left we had our first little piece of paradise! A year later we renovated the make-shift garage on the property to a house, and have been going down several times a year every year since.

What makes this house unique

Eighteen years and 4 children later we still come to our favorite place on earth. In 1995 there were only 2 phones on all of Double Bay, no cell service, and internet was not even available on the island. If you were lucky you had a window air conditioner in the bedroom. Each year we would add something new to the house or property. In 2011 we finished a major house renovation with new windows and doors, a new kitchen, air conditioning throughout the house, and Wi-Fi. It's amazing to think about all the technology improvements in such a short time yet the island is still much the same as it was 18 years ago. The beach is as beautiful as ever, the island really does recover after a major hurricane or two, and the people of Eleuthera still welcome you like family. It's truly been a privilege having this piece of paradise, sharing it with people like you, and most importantly spending days and weeks playing in the sand.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Charming, secluded, beachfront cottage
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Huntsville, AL
5

Amazing Destination

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our vacation at the Palms. We had such a fabulous time. We were on our honeymoon, and it was the perfect seclusion location for that. Full body tans can be guaranteed.

Dont tell too many people, But Double Bay is probably the second most beautiful beach overall in Eleuthera. We dont want the secret to get out, or else it will be much harder to skinny dip next time we go.

This property is well equipped and maintained fabulously.

You cant beat the airconditioned bedroom for those hot Bahama Days.

Dont look anywhere else, just pick this property, and set your mind at ease mon...

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Private and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at The Palms, fourth time on Eleuthera. The great thing about the house is that you are unaware of anyone else being around until you go to the beach, and even then you might see only a couple of couples as you walk to the ends of Double Bay. You can see the roof line of the house to the South, but that's it. So The Palms is about privacy. The new restaurant in Governor's Harbor (1648 Bar and Grill) is a good addition to The Beach House and Tippy's, while Anne and Clyde are helpful when you need them (seldom) and Stanton Cooper the reliable supplier of a rental car (weekly). Do go the Friday night fry up on Cupid's Cay in town at least once. The Palms is a great place to go to if you like the person to whom you are married (or not).

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

We loved this comfortable, quiet home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from 8 days at The Palms and are already looking at dates to return next year. As vacation property owners ourselves (in the US) we really appreciate the efforts that have been put into this home. We have rented several homes throughout the Caribbean and this is by far our favorite. We have never been in a rental this secluded and yet so close to the beach. You cannot see the beach from the house, but it is only a 2 minute walk away. The house is very clean and well stocked, and the managers are easily accessible. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed. There are plenty of linens, beach chairs, and a large selection of CDs and DVDs. Most of the time we were the only ones on the beach except for a few times when someone walked past. We didn't eat out much because we found the restaurants fairly expensive. Instead we bought lobster and grouper from the fisherman at the harbor and fresh vegetables and bread from the farmers market down the road. We brought a few staples with us (coffee, powdered drinks, rice) and were happy we did as the food in the stores is also expensive because it has to be brought into the island. There's not much to do on Eluthera except fishing and snorkeling, but that was okay with us. We spent our days relaxing in the sun, playing cribbage and watching movies at night. We did enjoy driving through the small towns and interacting with the local people. The people are extremely friendly and helpful. We even went into a fisherman's home to buy fish on a day when the water was too rough for the boats to go out. Bring some insect repellent because sitting outside in the evening I was bitten by sandflies. They didn't bother my husband and during the day sunscreen protected us. We were looking for a quiet place to relax and we were not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Top 3 vacations of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we had hoped for and more! The property description was very accurate. The house was clean, very well equipped and exactly what we wanted. The beach was virtually deserted every day. Leigh Anne, the owner, was very attentive to our needs and answered all of questions promptly. Bottom line...we could not have expected any thing more and we will be back next year! We are already looking at dates.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Everything we hoped for and more!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week in March and we were thrilled with our experience. Often in Eleuthera you will hear the tagline "it's not for everyone". This place, The Palms, was perfect for us. Leigh Ann made our stay especially nice with her helpfulness and ease in our transactions. The house itself is very clean and well maintained, as are the grounds and property surrounding it. It's also well stocked with cookware, utensils, and wares that help a guest feel right at home. Maps, old movies, and beach supplies as well. And then, of course, the beach and the scenery... Deep Thanks to Leigh Ann for a perfect visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Berwyn, PA, USA
5

A perfect getaway...way away!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th trip to Eleuthera, and the first to the Palms. The cottage is beautiful in every way for a couple and we were lucky enough to be just a couple on this trip. Great bed, lots of room, lots of big fluffy towels, good air conditioning, tasteful furnishings, great artwork. beautiful landscaping, wonderful jungle path to the deserted beach, extreme privacy, and so much more made this perfect. We saw one person (once) on the beach when we were there.

When we arrived we quickly put on our swim suits and headed for the beach. That was the last time we used our suits for the remainder of our trip. We were in the water at least twice a day. The outside shower was great (Moen fixtures on an outside shower!)

DSL WiFi internet made for free phone calls on my smartphone. The phone company's service worked most of the time.

There is no television antenna, cable, or satellite. However the DVD selection is amazing if you like classic movies.

Property management was delightful. The owner is very easy to deal with.

If we ever get a chance to travel again without our family, this will be the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Governors Harbor
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Governor Harbor
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Car: recommended

Double Bay is a two mile pink sand beach centrally located south of Palmetto Point in the middle of Eleuthera on the Atlantic ocean. This private area has both a beautiful beach and excellent reefs. Our home is situated on 6 acres of natural beach frontage. Many guests return to our home each year for the privacy it provides. For those that like to explore, nearly any road you take from the main highway leads to paradise. Local communities offer dining options, grocery stores, banks and shops making it possible to obtain nearly everything you'll need for your stay. Snorkeling, diving and fishing guides are also available on the island. From the Pineapple to the Conch Festival, communities up and down the island host a variety of events throughout the year. These are always a favorite of our guests. For those seeking a little more action, Harbor Island is a short drive and ferry ride away.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,400 Per week

Double Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Feb 15 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Summer/Fall
Jun 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Winter/Spring
Dec 15 2015 - May 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

no refund booking fee $50.00
Notes $1400.00 - $1600.00/week.
We require a $50 non-refundable booking fee. All rental fees are due 60 days prior to your rental. Up until 60 days prior to your rental, any monies paid towards the rental fee are refundable. After that time, cancellations may be re-booked within a year. We accept personal checks, cashier's checks or credit cards in USD only.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Double Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Our bedroom has air conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly remodeled in 2010! We renovated the kitchen, added a/c to the entire house, installed all new windows and doors and applied a new finish in the exterior. The little blue house in now yellow! Updated pictures coming soon!

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