My boyfriend and I just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at Palm Bluff. This was our first time to Eleuthera, as well as using VRBO, and we couldn't be happier with our choices. The house itself is exactly as it looks in photos (perfect) with the addition of cooling Caribbean breezes. It was only a one hour flight from Miami and we felt as though we were transported to another world.
Palm Bluff is laid out thoughtfully, with beautiful french doors framing Caribbean sea views. The road to get to the house is rough, as are many roads on the island so be sure to rent an SUV! The AC's and ceiling fans are quiet and work well. It was great to have a beautiful kitchen, in fact, one of our favorite parts of the trip was buying fresh lobster tail at the 7/11(lobster season is 8/1-3/31) and making ceviche. We enjoyed jumping in the water around the house, snorkeling in the backyard and seeing tropical fish, and rinsing off in the outdoor shower. The sound of the wind blowing through the coral cliffs the house is built on adds to the natural ambient sounds of waves and birds. Butterflies flit through the flora and small lizards lounge on the sundeck, which we used at night to gaze at the incredible visibility of the stars away from any city lights. The fairly central location of the home in Gregory Town settlement is 30 minutes from everything up North (Harbor Island ferries [which is fancier but more crowded and makes a nice day trip], the airport, and Preachers Cave and beach), right across from Surfers Beach, and headed South 30 mins to Governors Harbor (Friday night fish fry is amazing), the beachside food and drink spot Leo Rose, and 45 mins from the mindbogglingly beautiful, uber peaceful waters of Ten Bay Beach.
The house comes equipped with a cooler bag, cups for the beach, beach towels, sunblock, bugspray, the basics needed for cooking, snorkel gear, and even a washer/dryer.
Ellett, the owner of the home, is extremely responsive. He provided a cell phone with wifi hotspot as well as numerous tips, helpful phone numbers, island info, and even a book on how to find the 'elusive beaches' of Eleuthera. (They're definitely worth finding)
This house and this island are no-brainers. Cant wait to go back in winter and catch waves at Surfers beach!