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About Ian Butler
We had our honeymoon on this island, and have been returning ever since, now with 3 young children. We always rented a house and loved the Island so much, finally decided to buy our own. As long returning visitors and renters, we know what a house should include, to make our guests stay the best imaginable.
Ian Butler purchased this House in 2017
Why Ian Butler chose Tarpum Bay
This house feels like a true beach house, rather than a regular day-to-day house. We love the morning sun in the back of the house, the breeze that come across the island from the Atlantic side, and the incredible sunsets from the west.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Perfect island getaway!
My husband, sister-in-law, daughter and her boyfriend had a wonderful vacation in Eleuthera staying at By the Sea! The house was lovely and well-stocked. We used a rental car to visit all of the areas of interest both north and south of the house during the day and enjoyed relaxing with a tranquil view in the mornings and evenings. The descriptions, instructions and recommendations provided by Ian were accurate and very helpful. Our favorite activities included a day tour with Da Salty Pig, dive trips with Daryl, snorkeling, exploring Hatchet Bay Cave and Cathedral (Spider) Cave, seeing seahorses, comparing awesome beaches and eating at restaurants like Frigates where we enjoyed cracked conch and grouper with sweet potato fries! We also met some super Bahamian people on our island adventure. It left us with memories galore to treasure.
Couldn't have been better!
Everything was just s it should be! Everything was thought of in this home. Great space, beach in your backyard and all the conveniences of home. Ian was very responsive to the few questions that arise during our stay. I'd rent here again with no hesitation!
Wonderful Beach House in Tarpum Bay
My family had a wonderful stay at this beach house on the beautiful Caribbean sea in Eleuthera. The house has a beautiful private beach where we swam, snorkeled and enjoyed gorgeous sunsets every evening. The home is very modern, with a kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals and we appreciated the family friendly touches (a booster seat, kayaks, and beach toys). The home is centrally located on the island on Eleuthera close to beautiful beaches. Ian the owner was extremely helpful with recommendations and checked in on us frequently during the trip. We would highly recommend and would love to return.
Perfect Island Getaway
By the Sea was the perfect getaway for our family vacation. The house is beautiful – it’s nicely decorated, very clean and well-maintained, with a well-outfitted kitchen, comfortable beds, and a striking view of the water from the living room. The location can't be beat - you're close to a lot of key points on Eleuthera, but the property feels very secluded and serene. You have your very own Caribbean-side beach right in the back yard! The beach has enough sandy area for small kids and plenty of interesting areas for beach combing and exploring. There are also a couple small reefs right off shore that are easy for snorkeling. The water is crystal clear, and was mostly calm for our entire visit. We enjoyed swimming, snorkeling and kayaking every day. The lower deck by the beach is great for watching the amazing sunsets and enjoying an ice cold Kalik. A five minute drive south from the house takes you to Tarpum Bay, where you can find most of the essentials and groceries you’ll need (as well as fresh fish on the docks around 2:00), and only another 10-15 minutes to Rock Sound where there is a larger market, liquor stores and pretty much anything else you might need. You're also on the southern half of the island - not far from Lighthouse Beach and a lot of the other unique natural attractions that Eleuthera has to offer. Ian, the owner was very helpful and gave us a great packet of information before our trip and was always quick to respond to our questions. This is a great house if you just want to relax and chill out on the beach, or if you want to use it as your base of operations for bigger adventures. You won’t be disappointed!
By the Sea was the perfect house for our vacation. We were able to kick back, relax and forget about all our worries. The house was clean and had everything we wanted for a week of carefree living. It was the perfect house for our family of 6 including our teenage children and their grandparents. Access to the water was amazing and we had the beach to ourselves for almost our entire say. If you are looking for a place to relax and forget about it all, By the Sea is where you need to be!
Great house, great location
Beautiful! Very relaxing vacation. The house was just as pictured. The water was warm and clear and great for swimming. Ian was very responsive and helpful. The beach has lots of shells so my 6 year old had fun collecting them. Lots of other beaches to explore on the island but we ended up staying at the house most of our trip. Got food at the market, fish from the docks. Beautiful sunsets from the house. Nothing to complain about! We only wish it were easier to get to from the west coast.