Bruce Palmer

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Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GRAND ESTATE w/Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Villa de Palmas was designed by an architectural firm that specializes in Mediterranean/Caribbean style homes with the High End Client in mind. The estate occupies nearly 3 acres on a very secluded pink sand beach and is situated on one of the highest points in the area commanding a 360 degree view of the lush tropical foliage and the azure seascape. There are two very private homes apart from one another yet close enough for same parties. Both have fully appointed rooms affording magnificent panoramic views designed to capture the gentle trade winds that bless the island. All are generous and comfortable and include a great room, fully equipped modern kitchen, office desk with DSL high speed internet/wireless, telephone, entertainment areas with bose sound docks, dinning, and living areas, functional outdoor pergola with a stone dining table, bar and barbecue combination, 2 separate lounge areas with high end chaise accommodating 8. Large Covered wrap around Loggias with stylish furniture. Each home has 2 master bedrooms for a total of 4 all with their own balconies. with 2 having separate entrances. There is library breezeway, Great rooms, Laundry room and much more. The separate private Cottage home captures as well a stunning ocean view above the trees and is a bit closer to the ocean.

Entering the Grand Estate of Villa de Palmas is capturing. Perched high on a hill it can be seen at a distance. Tasteful entry monuments establish your arrival and decretive walls line the drive while entering the properties interior circular driveway. In the center is a pineapple fountain and pond with water lilies and fish.

The Estate of Villa de Palmas has been family owned since its inception. After 3 years of searching, the right piece of beach front property was purchased in 1989. The estate took 8 years to develop with a vision for grandness 'island style'. With gratitude, we can share the wealth of the land and water that has been blessed with such beauty and serenity. Today after 17 years Villa de Palmas continues that vision. Just a few welcoming steps up from the entrance will afford an enlightening rejuvenation of what island life should be, totally carefree. While the Main home is distinguished in itself, the Cottage home compliments and expands this beautiful estate. Elevated above the vegetation affording a unique view of the ocean with gentle breezes through the full loggia front. Take in an afternoon tea, enjoy a spectacular view of the sea, feel the ocean breezes and smell the villa’s flora, fauna and unspoiled vegetation. Villa de Palmas is in a class of its own catering to the affluent client.

The Estate's crown jewel is just a short walk down a sand pathway lined with sea lilies and palms to the secluded powdery and pearlescent pink-sand beach. With its crescent shape stretching 3 miles and an abundance of natural sand dunes with sea oat grass, sea grapes and coconut palms, you will be immersed in its tranquility. Stroll along the shore at waters edge and you will soon discover the hidden coves welcoming you to take a dip in the warm crystal clear turquoise water. On your way back, pause at the beach’s entrance under a 16 foot palm thatched-roof tiki pavilion. Four whimsical and colorful designer chairs invite you to take a siesta after your beach walk - the perfect venue for gazing at the sea while you listen to the songs of the wind through the casuarinas. Tune in or tune out this is a perfect setting for mindless relaxation. You may be there all day, it truly is paradise.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bruce Palmer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Bruce Palmer

Both my wife Dhjanna and I are the grateful owners of our beautiful Mediterranean Estate on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas named 'Villa de Palmas'. 'Palmas' meaning many palms captures the estate quite well. The Land was purchased in 1989. After many years of hard work the estate was complete in 2000. We truly are amazed at how well it all turned out. My wife and I have 2 wonderful girls 15 and 19, yes they are a handful. I am an international airline pilot for a major airline in the USA. My wife helps manage the property along with our home in Philadelphia and frequently travel to the Philippines where she was born. Needless to say we manage quite busy lives. Our goal is to share what we have in the unique way of offering the estate this way. It is a real joy to hear all the vacation experiences of our guests over the years. Life is beautiful and we feel very blessed. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site and we look forward to having you as our personal guests in our beautiful home on the lovely island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Bruce Palmer purchased this estate in 1989

Why Bruce Palmer chose Double Bay

The most beautiful beaches on earth.

What makes this estate unique

Multiple week rental includes one cleaning per week. Rates are subject to change without notice, please contact us for current rates. Transportation or car rental can be arranged at time of booking. Please inquire about any other special requests you may have and we will do our best to accommodate your party.

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Bedrooms 4
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera

Pretty much the best I've rented on Eleuthera

Pretty much the best I've rented on Eleuthera
  • 5 of 5
Hi there, you are smart to read the reviews for this island. Many people love it and visit often. We also post reviews and you can see what works for you and maybe not for others. I am one of those that loves the island and has stayed in many homes over the years. This home is the best so far. And I find that this home had pretty much everything. What is the one thing they didn't have that I don't mind? An air conditioner in the main room of the main house. That's it. All the private rooms had them. I just say that so you get the answer right away, but the REAL story here is how PERFECT this place truly is. The location, the kitchen is TRULY fully equipped (GOOD pots and pans, GOOD coffee maker, GOOD oven, several cooking utensils). With a gas range which is hard to find on the island. Also a water filtration system, so no buying huge jugs of drinking water (the only rental home I've ever seen like this on the island), what comes from the sink is just fine and a HUGE benefit to you. The beach is SPOTLESS. There are toys and floaties, although I used none. The grill area is very nice, the patio as well. There's a cute covered thatch towards the beach with 4 adirondack chairs perfect for falling asleep during the day. On an island that typically has indoor and outdoor bugs, I never saw one bug inside, not a spider or even an ant. I put my breakfast on the ledge outdoors to take a picture and a hummingbird came by, first I've seen of that on the island. I mean this is just a perfect location, quiet, off the road and steps from the beach. I mean, I've stayed at many homes and the main problem is things aren't as advertised. This place has internet that works. Cable channels that work (many other homes have cable, but it's just a few networks with many highlighted, but none visible). A phone that works. A functional kitchen (other homes have warped pans, dull knives, etc). And the bathrooms are nice and spacious. Good water pressure. I really can't say enough good things. This will be my 5th year visiting the island and I stupidly skipped over this one because it seemed like too much house for me, even with the ability to rent the guest house as a single traveler, I chose the main house and was very pleased. I'm happy I finally decided on this home. Even if you are traveling with just two people the main house is great or get the guest house, it's plenty enough for two people. The high ceilings and space in the main home are worth the extra bit. Rent this!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera

The best on Double Bay!

  • 5 of 5
Both the main house and the guest house were equipped with all we needed for a fantastic stay. The gazebo near the beach was the perfect place to enjoy Eleuthera's unmatched beach. Property was perfectly maintained and Anne, the manager, was wonderful. The owner was exceptional; his handbook covered everything one needs to know when staying in Eleuthera. We've been to this island a few times and this house is by far the best. We had a simply fabulous week at Villa de Palmas.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera

Welcoming Villa de Palmas

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Eleuthera and we were extremely pleased with this amazing property. The villa is well equipped & maintained. The kitchen has everything you need, and each bedroom has its on separate bathroom and balcony. The balconies offer panoramic views as far as the eye can see...along side of relaxing ocean breezes. The ocean temperature is absolutely perfect. The owner was very hospitable and made us feel right at home. This property is highly recommended for anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable luxury get away.

Additional notes:

If you are traveling to Eleuthera for the first time it is highly recommended that you make arrangements to follow a driver from the rental car company to the home as some of the roads do not have street signs.

Also important to check the ferry schedules if you are not flying directly into Eleuthera.

Warmest Regards,

Alex & Michele
  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera

Double Excellent

  • 5 of 5
This has been our second stay at Villa de Palmas. That should say something, and we've just rebooked for April of 2014. This property has been perfect for us. Two suites seperated by a great room/kitchen provide plenty of privacy, and if more bedrooms are needed, a detached garage with a two bedroom/2 bath cottage provides plenty of space for a larger group if needed. The bedrooms are air conditioned if needed, and the a/c is easy to use and effective. The kitchen is well equiped with everything you need including sharp knives and an abundance of cooking ware, and serving ware. We love the seclusion of Double Bay, but also appreciate how convenient it is to whatever you need. It's location 5 minutes south of Palmetto Point, or 15 minutes south of Gov. Harb. allows convience to whatever you need. The home has wifi, for those that need to be connected!

The property is well taken care of, and considerting the smack it took from Hurrican Sandy recently I was pleasantly surprised how great the house and property looked. A nice pathway leads from the house to the beach with a shower available for after beach rinsing, and closer to the beach is tiki hut for escape from the sun, or a nice shady place to enjoy a tall Goombay Smash!

Double Bay beach is great for walking and for the snorkeler, plenty of reefs to explore. The prevailing breeze out of the southeast coming off the ocean feels spectacular.

The property manager, Anne, is very attentive and responsive if anything requires attention. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family. Enjoy!
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera
Holland, MI, USA


  • 5 of 5
Stunning, well maintained and well appointed property on gorgeous beach. The perfect place to relax and get away from it all. Beautifully landscaped from the entry gates to the gentle sloping path to the cabana on the beach. Be sure to follow the owners recommendations for restaurants, shopping and other beaches to visit (if you can tear yourself away from the one you are on). Definitely worth a repeat visit.
  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: My wife is now getting more high fives than me for her amenities project, hey I built the kitchen! Just kidding, she really has a special eye and sense for what guests are looking for inside. We always remain humble and want to listen for any suggestions that our guests may have for a better vacation. Improvement is part of our vocabulary.
Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
(954) 557-8421 (Florida, USA)
Double Bay Eleuthera
Cambria, CA USA

Christmas at Villa de Palmas

  • 5 of 5
We chose Villa de Palmas to accommodate 9 family members traveling from California and the UK. It was the perfect halfway point for all of us for to meet for Christmas 2011. The house was spacious, very comfortable and suited our needs perfectly. We enjoyed the beach and the snorkeling in Double Bay. Local people were friendly and very helpful. We highly recommend this house, as well as Eleuthera for a laid back, relaxing holiday if you want to get far from the madding crowds.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For a large group they traveled far to get to paradise for the holiday. We even set a Christmas tree up complete with lights so they would feel at home.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bahamas Fast Ferries
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mate and Jennies
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Cotton Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mate and Jennies
Car: recommended

Double Bay is a private sub division on Eleuthera located just north of Windermere Island or between Palmetto Point and Savanna Sound communities. It has a pristine scalloped pink sand beach with a few small islands just off the coast making it one of the most picturesque areas on the island. The island of Eleuthera is 110 miles in length and Villa de Palmas is in the middle so travel north or south, whether it's just sightseeing, diving, fishing, shopping, or just take in a local restaurant, you will find something for everyone. Known for its people friendly atmosphere, one soon becomes attached to the island life quickly. Villa de Palmas can be that family vacation you are looking for, a romantic getaway, or the business trip to entertain your clients. Come enjoy a little piece of island life.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Double Bay Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 15 - Dec 20
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
Mar 1 - Jun 30
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes A deposit in the amount of 50% of rate is required to reserve booking and is due within seven (7) business days or reservation is subject to cancellation. Balance due 60 days prior to your arrival date. Property Damage Protection is provided and will be charged separately for $49-$89 per stay depending on the size of the party. Please No Smoking. Sorry no pets allowed. Add Bahamas Hotel Tax 10%.
Villa de Palmas is a LARGE ESTATE consisting of the private Larger Main Home sleeping up to 6 guests and the private separate Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests. MAIN Home rate $2,850/week up to 4 guests. The COTTAGE rate $1,750/week up to 2 guests. Extra guests $250/week/guest. The ENTIRE ESTATE can be offered exclusively up to a total of 8 guests for $4,450/week and $5,250/week for 12 guests.
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Double Bay Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main & Cottage Greatrooms - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofas
    Azure - 1 king , Private Balcony, Reclining Chair for reading or relaxing.
    Palms - 1 queen , Balcony
    Sunrise - 1 queen , Balcony
    Sunset - 1 double , Balcony
  • The Main Home has 2 master bedrooms. The Grand Azure Room has a King bed and large walk in glass shower area, a relaxing reclining Chair and a Private Balcony. The Palms Room has a Queen bed. It shares a private end of the wrap around loggia. The separate private Cottage home has 2 master bedrooms, the Sunrise Room has a Queen bed and shares a private end of the loggia. The Sunset room has a Full bed has its own Balcony overlooking the estates fountain and pond. The Main Home enjoys a queen sofa pullout in the Great Room with private access to a full bathroom. The Cottage Great Room enjoys 2 single sofa pullouts that has private access to a full bathroom., Baby Cribs (1) This is a 3 in 1 type crib for either home. Crib, Playpen, Changing. We also have an infant high chair.
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • golf
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
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