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PRIVATE BEACHFRONT ESTATE WITH POOL, HOME THEATER, ON PINK SAND BEACH!

Matthew Simon EVR

Advertiser since: 2008
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Matthew Simon EVR

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Speaks: english
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PRIVATE BEACHFRONT ESTATE WITH POOL, HOME THEATER, ON PINK SAND BEACH!

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Double Bay Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 7 baths, Sleeps 16

Under new ownership (April 2014) and extensively remodeled and expanded in May-July 2014, Kataluma features many improvements and updates including an additional bedroom suite and a new beachfront infinity pool. Set on a powdery pink-sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, Kataluma is a grand 6-bedroom, 6½-bath beachfront estate on Double Bay. This new and secluded 5000 sf home has two levels of living space. The upper floor features a vast open-plan great room with 20 feet of sliding glass doors for stunning beach and ocean views. At night, this room becomes a home theater with surround-sound, CD/DVD player, and 10’ movie screen with film library. The lower floor of Kataluma features a second family room, a recreation room with 8-foot slate pool table and flat-screen satellite TV.

Outside, luxuriate in our new oceanfront heated infinity pool, or in our backyard pool on the west side of the house. Lounge in our shady beachside tiki hut. Explore our offshore islands and reefs with our kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and snorkel gear, or explore the land on our beach bikes. Kataluma has excellent snorkeling on the beautiful coral reefs right off the beach in front of the house. Grill and enjoy your day's catch on a variety of oceanfront and poolside patios and decks.

The upper level of Kataluma has four bedroom suites (2 king and 2 queen beds). Each has its own name and design theme (Hibiscus, Gecko, Lotus, Frangipani) hand-carved on the wooden transom over the door. The doors are recessed into hallways to give private entry off the main living areas. Each bedroom has its own private bath, each with a unique design and style.

The lower level of Kataluma features a new downstairs master suite with a king bed and private bathroom. The second downstairs bedroom is a bunk room that sleeps six and has a dedicated bathroom. It is furnished with a full-on-full bunk bed and two standard-width bunk bed sets.

The lower level of Kataluma also features a second living room with a 42” flat screen TV with satellite service, and a game room with professional slate pool table with pub table, pub stools and spectator chairs for pool playing enthusiasts.

Kataluma’s gourmet kitchen will satisfy the most demanding chef. A 15-foot center island gives plenty of space for preparing your in-home meals. Or have our cook do it for you!

The stainless steel Bosch appliances include a glass cook top with downward draft ventilation, wall oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher to facilitate the needs of guests, chefs and staff.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the accoutrements needed to prepare your culinary delights including Wusthof knives, Boos board, blender, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee-maker, rice maker, crock pot, and a selection of spices and seasonings. Just outside the kitchen area is a large built-in Jenn-Aire gas cooking grill for your barbecue and grilling selections.

If you wish to dine outside, there is a convenient deck situated just outside the kitchen’s sliding glass doors, so that you can enjoy views of the west swimming pool, garden area, the sprawling coconut forest and spectacular sunsets. Adjacent to the ocean side pool, there is seating for 12 at our outdoor mahogany dining table.

Housekeeping is provided two times a week at Kataluma, Monday and Thursday. If you would like more frequent housekeeping, it can be arranged. A cook can be arranged upon request.

Kataluma Amenities:

• Two Swimming Pools

• Oceanfront Tiki Hut

• Gas Grill

• Three 2-person and Two one-person kayaks

• 3 Stand-up paddle boards

• 6 Beach bikes

• Snorkel gear (2-3 adult sets – you may want to bring your own for proper fit)

• Beach umbrellas

• Beach chairs/ chaises

• Central air conditioning

• WIFI

• CD/DVD Player with I-pod docking station

• Surround Sound System

• 10’ Movie Projection Screen

• DVD Player with Movie Library

• Satellite TV

• Landline telephone (please purchase calling card to make long-distance calls)

• Upstairs laundry with washer and dryer

• Downstairs laundry with washer and dryer

• R/O Water Purification System

• Blender/Toaster/Coffee Maker/Rice Maker/Crock Pot

• Spices, Seasonings

• Baby High chair

• Baby Crib

• Board Games and Books

• Hair Dryers

NOTE: Sometimes during the winter, a storm will pull sand from this beach and leave it rocky for a time, but the sand always comes back soon to what it looks like in these (actual and untouched) photos. There is very long stretch of beach just to the right (south) of our home that is never rocky.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
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Advertiser since: 2008
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Kataluma is an absolutely gorgeous home with amazing views of the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic and it's pink sand beaches. Our family was looking for a private & relaxing vacation, and this home exceeded our expectations. We were hard pressed to leave our own little piece of paradise to explore the island, as we stayed at home most of the time. We did drive down to Rock Sound, which has better grocery selections, and even better prices, including alcohol. A rental car is a must. We drove over to the Caribbean side of the island a few times, and were not disappointed. The views & the water were breathtaking. We dined at Tippy's restaurant once, and would not return. We felt it was more of a tourist trap, the food was mediocre, and prices were high. Mate & Jenny's is just down the road, the atmosphere was more welcoming, and the pizza was delicious. We hired a chef, Manasseh, to cook for us at the house. His prices & food were above the rest, better than any restaurant we found. His conch fritters are to die for! Hiring him was the best decision we made about our meals. The island is quiet & quaint, and the islanders are very friendly. We would love to visit Eleuthera again, and we certainly would love to rent Kataluma again! Don't think we could've had a better week of relaxation, weather, and most importantly, spending time with each other making memories. Special thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us & to Matt for helping us decide on a home that was perfect for our families.
Jul 2013
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Private Beachfront Estate with Pool, Home Theater, on pink sand beach!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 17 reviews
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Double Bay Eleuthera
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The most amazing vacation we've ever experienced!

The most amazing vacation we've ever experienced!
  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time at Kataluma. It was definitely a vacation that we will never forget. We enjoyed the spectacular beach and amazing infinity pool, all day, every day! Kataluma was very spacious, clean and perfect for entertaining. Our family was able to enjoy the amazing living room, the vibrant sound system and endless miles of private beaches. We can't wait to return to Kataluma and will certainly miss it. We will def be back soon!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
5

Beautiful home with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5
Our combined families of 4 adults and 4 children, age 5 to 10, stayed at Kataluma House in late July. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to both Eleuthera and in the home. We found the home to be very well stocked with everything we needed including beach towels. The addition of the infinity pool was worth every penny! Our kids spent most every day in the pool while the adults enjoyed the view under the pergolas.

From the house manager to the gardener to the owner himself, all were easy to work with and very attentive. We felt very well cared for. The kids especially enjoyed it when Gustav cut open coconuts for them.

The addition of the bedroom in the lower level worked out great for us. We had 2 kids stay in the bunk room and one adult in the lower level bedroom. That allowed us to spread out a bit more upstairs.

The home itself is just lovely. The details and finishes are quite nice and because the home is large and open we found plenty of room to spread out and not feel constantly on top of one another. The kitchen is well stocked with all the daily essentials. The blender came in handy several times. We also loved having the stereo and hooked up our iPhones to enjoy music while cooking or just hanging out.

The gazebo was a really nice surprise. What a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the beach and water. It's cool and breezy and we enjoyed many evening cocktails there.

We sampled a few local dining spots like Buccaneer Club, Mate & Jenny's, Tippy's, and The Bistro at Sky Beach Club. Sammy, the bartender at Sky Beach Club was a hoot.

We found the local people to be extremely friendly and helpful and we look forward to our next trip to Kataluma House.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
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Hidden Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our return trip to Eleuthera, only this time ocean front. Wow!! Kataluma did not disappoint! Tucked away in a private area of Double Bay, Kataluma was truly a hidden paradise. We were greeted by Violet the housekeeper for the grand tour. The house is open and spacious. It has a wall of windows with an amazing view the infinity pool and the Atlantic Ocean. The kitchen was clean and well equipped with an adjacent laundry room which so convenient on the main floor. The four bedrooms on the main floor were comfortable and spacious. Each having a private bathroom. There was a huge projection screen in the living area to watch movies every night.
The lower living area was fresh and comfortable. There was a brand new master suite and huge bathroom plus a private entrance from the garden pool. The additional bedroom downstairs could sleep another six but we didn't even need to use it. The kids played pool and watched TV for hours and didn't disturb the main floor.
Although the house was wonderful nothing could compare to the outside. Two pools! The garden pool was surround by palm trees and was a cool escape from the afternoon sun. We would drink coffee in the morning and watch the humming birds and the heron around the pool. The oceanfront infinity pool definitely had a wow factor! You could sit in the pool and the water seemed continuous with the Atlantic Ocean. I was amazing. I had not enjoyed the water so much since I was a child. My kids loved it! We used the kayaks and paddled out to the cay in front of the house that was awesome. Spent evenings in the glowing water of the pool and listened to the ocean.
We did visit our favorite spots, Lighthouse Beach and Surfer's Beach are always an adventure. The waves this year were incredible! Snorkeled at the house beach and at Tippy's. This year we even saw a stingray.
Went out most nights for dinner. All of our favorites Tippy's, The Rainbow Inn, Sky Beach Club, The Beach House all were great! We even ordered pizza for take out from Mate and Jenny's right down the highway. We cooked breakfast every morning and sat around huge table in the kitchen. We cooked surf n turf on the grill and ate as a family enjoying the Altantic Ocean. That was my favorite.
We were all very impressed with the service and hospitality shown to us at Kataluma House. We would all agree this was our best vacation yet! Thank you Kataluma!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
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Amazing location, pristine beach, fabulous living

  • 4 of 5
We stayed at Kataluma for a week & had a fabulous time. Our group included 2 families (2 adults, 2 kids). After 3 vacations on Eleuthera, Double Bay is our favorite beach. Kataluma’s proximity to the beach was wonderful. And the view, which is accessible from the vast majority of the house, can't be beat.

The space on the house’s main floor is very livable. The kitchen was large & well-equipped, with great dining options of a large table & a bar area w/stools. The living room is comfortable & laid out well for socializing, playing games, reading, watching movies on the projector screen, or staring out at the ocean. The 4 upstairs BRs weren’t huge, but we didn’t spend much awake time in them. It would have been great if the ocean facing BRs had king beds instead of queens, but not a deal breaker. Bathrooms were clean and plentiful. We brought grillable foods from home, & used the outdoor grill daily. We ran out of propane & the tank was replaced promptly by Anne, the property manager. We supplemented our “imported” items with Burrows & trips to Island Farm, an awesome stand nearby that sells local veggies, freshly baked breads, and amazing salsas. The bakery in town also has incredible cinnamon sugar donuts – don’t miss out!

Our kids enjoyed playing at the beach in the morning & spending the afternoon by the pool. Finding a house of this size (4 BR) on the beach, w/a pool was tough. Kataluma is unique and fit the bill in that respect. We felt the pool was OK, not great. It’s in a shady area (some may find this a plus) & is partially above ground. Our kids didn’t mind, but the grownups would have preferred a more open, sunny space.

The basement provided a large amount of extra space. We didn’t use this area much, it was somewhat damp & smelled a bit of mildew. A dehumidifier was put on when we arrived &, over the course of the week, that helped. The basement area is also separated from the main living area. To access it, you exit the main floor, walk down a set of stairs, across the garage & enter the space. This wasn’t a huge inconvenience, but the lower level is definitely separate from the rest of the house (bonus for some).

Overall, I highly recommend Kataluma. The Double Bay location, proximity to the beach, view of the ocean, and open, comfortable living space were first rate. I also can't say enough about the Eleuthera Vacations. Net team - they are knowledgeable and deliver high customer service.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house was purchased by a new owner in April, 2014. The owner gutted and completely redesigned, expanded, and remodeled the downstairs, along with extensive work to the rest of the house as well. THE SOURCE OF THE DOWNSTAIRS WATER LEAK WAS FOUND AND ELIMINATED. The dampness/mustiness is gone. In addition, A NEW INTERNAL STAIR WAS ADDED BETWEEN THE UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS. The downstairs is no longer separated from the rest of the house. During the remodel, a new beachfront infinity pool was added. This second pool has a lovely deck around it and is in a sunny spot. The newly remodeled house is pristine and very beautiful. Reviews from after the remodel reflect this.
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Private Beachfront Estate with Pool, Home Theater, on pink sand beach!
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Double Bay Eleuthera
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Great villa!

  • 2 of 5
The downstairs was totally unusable due to odor and standing water. The reverse osmosis water filter was not working, so we had to purchase expensive water. Other than that, the views were wonderful, Manassa the chef was superb and the island is Heaven!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This house was purchased by a new owner in April, 2014. The owner gutted and completely redesigned, expanded, and remodeled the downstairs, along with extensive work on the rest of the house as well. The source of the downstairs water leak was found and eliminated. The dampness/mustiness is gone. The reverse osmosis system was replaced with a new one that works. The newly remodeled house is pristine and very beautiful. Reviews from after the remodel reflect this.
business
Private Beachfront Estate with Pool, Home Theater, on pink sand beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3009000
-+1 239-482-8173
Double Bay Eleuthera
5

Perfect, private and peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5
The home was wonderful!! It was quite large for just the two of us, but it was perfect! I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is on the Atlantic side of the island and perfectly located about half way between North Eleuthera and Light House Beach. We found the location to be perfect. We would enjoy a 4 mile walk on the beach each morning and most mornings never see anyone else. The wind on the Atlantic side was refreshing as we would either lay out on the patio facing the ocean or on the beach.

The kitchen was well appointed and we did find anything that we needed. The layout of the home is perfect for multiple couples, with each bedroom having its own attached and private bath. We loved the way each bedroom was decorated. Each had their own unique island feel. We didn't use the downstairs, but for large family gatherings it would make a nice game room. We used the master bedroom and thoroughly enjoyed the large open shower. It was nice to take a hot shower and feel the ocean breezes through the window.

Each afternoon we would return from our adventure for the day and swim in the pool. The pool has two levels one at about 3.5ft of depth and the other right at 6ft. This was nice because my wife and I would get our daily exercise by treading water for about 30 minutes. (Well, at least that is what we told ourselves).

Everything was mechanically sound and worked well. We did not use any of the electronics as we were trying to "get away from it all" and wanted peace and quiet. It was much nicer to have the large doors opened up to the ocean and hear the waves and feel the breezes through the house. Because of the layout, there is no need to use the air during the day. Which brings me to my only observation. (And I don't know how you would solve this in a rental home). The sliding screen doors were pretty beat up. The ones facing the ocean would not close completely in the middle and two of them had tears in the screen towards the bottom. My guess is that people, perhaps little ones, forget the screens are there and run into them. Over time, the beating they take shows. So, after the first night of being attacked by no-see-ums while we were in the house, we would close up the house at dusk and turn on the air. Not a big deal. It is sad when kind people open up their home to others to enjoy and things get abused.

Everything about the home is wonderful. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The house is under new ownership (April, 2014) and was extensively remodeled in the summer of 2014. The screen doors have been repaired.

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mate and Jenny's
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mate and Jenny's
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
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Rates & Availability

From $5,450 Per week

Double Bay Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$9,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 14 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are for up to 10 guests. For each additional guest add $400 per week. (Toddlers under 4 are free.)
Security Deposit: $1000
Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

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Amenities

Double Bay Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King, en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en-suite bath
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , en suite bath
    Guest 2 - 1 king , En suite bath
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , en suite bath.
    Downstairs bunk room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , two twin bunks and one full on full bunk
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeping is provided twice a week, Monday and Thursday. A cook can be arranged upon request. Other outdoor amenities not mentioned above: • Oceanfront Tiki Hut • Hammock, Swing, Benches • Snorkel gear (2-3 adult sets – you may want to bring your own for proper fit) • Rafts • Beach umbrellas • Boogie boards

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