ROMANTIC COTTAGE 50 FEET FROM SECLUDED PINK SAND BEACH, SPECIAL SUMMER DISCOUNT*

Matt Simon

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Beautiful 1BR + loft Round house on very private beautiful beach

Casuarina Bay is an exceptionally beautiful, secluded hideaway on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas. Just two lovely houses share this very private protected bay on the Atlantic, skirted by miles of pink sand beaches.

Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just one hour by air from Fort Lauderdale, and only seven miles from Governors Harbour airport. It is located 1.5 miles northeast of the quaint village of Governors Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas.

The house affords spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, amidst a picturesque grove of coconut palms, colorful hibiscus, fragrant frangipani flowers, sea grape and Casuarina trees.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

More information and many more photos are available on our website. The link is located at the bottom of this page.

The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, swim with dolphins or exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include golf, tennis, and surfing.

This beachfront vacation cottage is built of cedar in an open hexagonal design, with a high ceiling and a sleeping loft, ideal for children. Eight arching windows provide magnificent views, and open onto a wrap-around deck with ocean views. A/C unit installed. There is a thatched cabana on the beach with comfortable lounge chairs.

Perfect for a honeymooning couple or a small family, this rustic Round House is charmingly and comfortably furnished, and has been described as 'the hidden treasure of Eleuthera'.

This is the perfect place for the adventurous traveler and for those who enjoy taking in the exquisite beauty of this magical island.

This 110 mile long island offers many fascinating places and deserted beaches to explore. The quaint island of Harbour Island is 1.5 hours away; Nassau and Paradise Island are 20 minutes by plane. The village of Governors Harbour offers a variety of restaurants, bars, food, liquor, gift shops, a cinema, hotel, post office, clinic, dive shop, and car and bicycle rentals.

Spend days walking or lazing on secluded pinks and beaches or exploring the coast with our ocean kayaks.

Snorkel for hours right in front of the house on the pristine coral reefs. Catch your own lobster and feast on them while watching the full moon rise out of the ocean. Awake to the gentle sound of the breeze rustling through the coconut trees.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
This place is exactly what you are looking for if you want almost total isolation on an island in the Bahamas. The beaches were literally our own, with the exception of one day (out of 7) where we shared a beach with two other poeple. You can walk for miles along the beaches in front of this house and see nobody along the way. The house itself is perfect. Not anything fancy, just the basics with a full kitchen, comfortable bed, full bath. It's small and cute - but you shouldn't plan to spend much time there given what is about 20 yards from your front door!! A couple of tips if you stay here:



- Go to Twin Coves Beach (about a 10 minute walk to the north along the shore) BEST beach around!

- Go to Island Farm Produce to find fresh fruits and vegetables (kinda hard to find good fruits and vegetables we found out until we discovered this place!)



The owner of the house was staying next door in the adjacent home during our trip (we absolutely love her and you'd be lucky to meet her, too). The homes face away from one another but they are indeed close. No big deal really. You simply cannot escape the feel of being on a deserted island while here! We are most definitely coming back to the Round House once we have our little one.
Jan 2011
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Matt Simon

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Speaks english
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 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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ROMANTIC COTTAGE 50 FEET FROM SECLUDED PINK SAND BEACH, Special Summer Discount*
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ROMANTIC COTTAGE 50 FEET FROM SECLUDED PINK SAND BEACH, Special Summer Discount*
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
4

ONE OF A KIND, VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE

  • 4 of 5
This is not the place if you want to be pampered but if you like seclusion, world class beaches to yourself, awesome snorkeling right out your door and a wonderful knowledgeable host it doesn't get any better. Great eats are not that far away but the kitchen is equipped reasonably well if you are staying in. Would we come again? No question about it.
  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Round house. We have just upgraded the kitchen this month and hope you can come back soon to check it out!
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5

SAND, SURF, SUN, STARS

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our first trip to Eleuthera, and the Round House is a treasure. First off, getting to the island was an easy flight from Nassau on Pineapple Air (everyone was at the gate so they left an hour early!). Doon (the host) left the rental car at Governor's Harbor Airport with the key under the mat. Fifteen minutes later we're in the picture postcard village of Governor's Harbour. Turn left, over the hill and onto the beach road. With beautiful French Leave Beach to our right, we slowly bumped along through swaying palms and coastal vegetation. The Round House is unique. Words that come to mind are cozy, funky, easy, creative, comfortable, interesting...open to the beautiful surrounding trees, flowers, breezes, stars, and most of all, the beach and ocean! During our stay we never saw another soul on "our" beach. The sand has a pink cast and on bare feet has more the consistency of flour than sugar, softer than I've felt before. Being less than a 30 second walk from the house, any excuse was used to enjoy what is almost impossible to find these days- peace and solitude. There's a little cabana there on the beach, thatched roof allowing breeze and dappled sunlight inviting a pleasant nap. Pierce a coconut and drink the milk, crack it open and snack on the fresh meat. I can't tell you how many miles we might have walked during our stay, but each step was filled with the feeling of being very close to nature. Doon, the owner and sixth-generation Bahamian, lives next door and was the perfect host, almost like having our own private concierge. Tippy's is highly recommended for dinner. There's also a great bakery in town, the Bahama Bakery, with pineapple and coconut tarts that are to die for. Coming back to reality hasn't been a complete return, because we now have a part of the magic spot forever inside our memories.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, you hit the nail on the head: peace and solitude and a spectacular beach 25 steps away are the core of what we offer.
The location is ideal half way between French Leave Beach (less than 1/4 mile away) and Twin Coves Beach (less than 1/2 mile).
10-20 minute walk to Governors Harbour or the Beach House Restaurant (by foot or kayak)- along the world-famous pinksand beach.
It was such a pleasure having you both here - I could see that you really 'got' the magic of The Round House at Casuarina Bay.
I look forward to your next visit!
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5

SAND, SURF, SUN, STARS

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from our first trip to Eleuthera and the treasure of the Round House. First off, getting to the island was an easy flight from Nassau on Pineapple Air. Everyone was at the gate so they left an hour early! Doon (the host) left the rental car at Governor's Harbor Airport with the key under the mat. Fifteen minutes later we're in the picture postcard village of Governor's Harbour. Turn left, over the hill and onto the beach road. With beautiful French Leave Beach to our right, we slowly bumped along through swaying palms and coastal vegetation. The Round House is unique. Words that come to mind are cozy, clean, funky, easy, creative, comfortable, interesting...open to the surrounding trees, flowers, breezes, stars, and most of all, the beach and ocean! During our stay we never saw another soul on "our" beach. The sand has a pink cast and on bare feet has more the consistency of flour than sugar, softer than I've felt before. Being less than a 30 second walk from the house, any excuse was used to enjoy what is almost impossible to find these days- peace and solitude. On a whim, we'd snorkel or kayak. There's a little cabana there on the beach, thatched roof allowing breeze and dappled sunlight inviting a pleasant nap. Pierce a coconut and drink the milk, crack it open and snack on the fresh meat. I can't tell you how many miles we might have walked during our stay, but each step was filled with the feeling of being very close to nature. Doon, the owner and sixth-generation Bahamian, lives next door and was the perfect host, almost like having our own private concierge. Tippy's is highly recommended for dinner. There's also a great bakery in town, the Bahama Bakery, with pineapple and coconut tarts that are to die for. Coming back to reality hasn't been a complete return, because we now have a part of this magic spot forever held in our memories.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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SECOND AMAZING TRIP TO THE ROUNDHOUSE

  • 4 of 5
This is the second time we visited Doon and the Roundhouse. This time my husband and I brought our two teenage daughters. It was amazing to see our girls voluntarily forgo all the electronics they brought with them for the plane ride. Instead, they spent the week listening, observing and interacting with all of the island's natural wonders. If we don't expose our children to nature then how can we expect them to work to protect it? Doon is a fantastic host and more than willing to help visitors negotiate the island. A tip to first time visitors, bring food supplies particulary condiments as they can be quite expensive to buy. We recommend you visit the Glass Bridge but get out and hike to the top of the hill for a spectacular view. Again Doon thanks for a wonderful week. We will be back soon.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your 2nd stay at Casuarina Bay and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
-The McKinney Family

It was wonderful having you all here and it warmed my heart to see you all (including your teenage daughters!) really 'getting' the ever-changing magic of light, colour, moon, ocean, flora and fauna. It's truly a wonder and a gift. Thanks for appreciating it so deeply!
Doon
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A BEACH TO YOURSELF!

  • 5 of 5
If you like a private and secluded beach setting, this place is for you. The beach was spectacular and if we saw 1 or 2 other people on our beach all day, it was a busy day! Very private. The property is not a modern new building, it is more of a typical beach cottage. However, it was very charming and comfortable with all the comforts we needed. You can walk to town and restaurants but it is a half hour walk minimum for someone in decent shape. A car is recommended. Other neighboring beaches were also excellent. Snorkeling right in front of the place was great too. We can't wait to go back. The owner's 2nd property is right next to this building. Can't see it in the photos though. It is worth asking who is renting this other cottage the week you want to go as you will see plenty of them. We were lucky and it was only Doon, the owner who was GREAT to have as a neighbor. This would have been a concern for us if it was a family there because we value our privacy. Overall we absolutely loved our stay and will go back again someday.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home. We hope you can back to Eleuthera soon!
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5

!! MAGNIFICENT !!

  • 5 of 5
Casuarina Bay and The Round House a special place
indeed. I stayed from Aug 14th/21st and it wasn't long
enough. The beach track leading up to the house
running parallel to French Leave Beach is a very special
drive nature all around you, beautiful glimpses of the
glorious turquoise water running beside you it sets
the scene for arriving at The Round House, it sits back,
elevated surrounded by beautiful natural gardens , at
the rear as far as the eye can see is Eleuthera
untouched. This is a true Caribbean style cottage very
comfortable, unique design sliders and windows all
around inviting the outside in and providing
marvellous ventilation from the ocean below. Doon
the owner greets me with open arms when i arrive ,
makes me feel at home immediately , we chat walking
around the garden one conversation leads to another
which lead us up to the house, it has all the amenities
Free Wifi, TV with DVD, CD Player and a very
comfortable bed and two more in the loft, I was on my
own for this visit but The Round House could easily
accommodate 2 adults and a couple of kids. All the
essentials are provided Beach Towels, Coolers, there
is a modern AC unit which i only had to use for a short
period on a couple of nights as it cools the house
down fast.It's very Caribbean inside and completely
suits the area.I was up at 6.30 every morning for sun
rise on the Cabana on the beach especially allocated
for the round house it is a 20 second walk from the
front door, and the sounds all around you are amazing
, the water lapping ashore, the birds finding their voice
in the morning sunshine the crickets , there is even a
humming bird buzzing around from flower to flower ,
all this sets you up for an extremely relaxing vacation,
and we haven't reached the water yet, beautiful
turquoise blue colour glistening in the morning
sunlight inviting you in for a warm morning swim,
great snorkelling here also and close you don't have to
go out far . There are also 2 superb beaches very close
both short strolls away to your right is French Leave
beautiful wide pink sand beach with lots to explore. To
your left is Twin Coves an amazing place where two
incredible coves meet with excellent snorkelling .
Governors Harbour with many great restaurants ,
shops etc is only 10 min drive maybe less form The
Round House.Very special indeed !
  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Eleuthera- a 110 mile long island, offers many fascinating places and deserted beaches to explore. The island Harbour Island is 1.5 hours away; Nassau and Paradise Island are 20 minutes by plane. The village of Governors Harbour offers a variety of restaurants, bars, food, liquor, gift shops, library with internet, a cinema, post office, clinic, dive shop, and car and bicycle rentals. We have 2 sit- on-top ocean kayaks at the house for you to you explore the coast and even snorkel from. The adventurous traveler can enjoy nearby islands and virgin coral reefs teeming with exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing. Other sports available on the island include golf, tennis and surfing.

Other Activities: excellent swimming, snorkeling and kayaking right off the beach in front of the house

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Governor's Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
5 night minimum stay
$230
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$310
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
$310
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Notes $100 charge for each guests in excess of 2 guests. Children 6 and under are free.
$75 one time pet fee.
Cleaning fee $75.
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Amenities

Governor's Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , freshwater beach shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , sleeping loft
  • There is 1 queen bed plus a sleeping loft with sky light which is ideal for up to 3 children.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • nude beach
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
We do have a rental car which we book with the house- please email to inquire.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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