Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Emmy and Bob Buckman
Why Emmy and Bob Buckman chose South Palmetto Point
best location,dock and boat mooring
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Secluded ocean overlook with snorkeling off back porch
The previous summaries accurately describe the property and I would recommend this for people who want to have a secluded beach to their own, especially if they have younger kids. It is basically in a protective U shape cove so water it is very calm and I could let my 8 and 11 year old snorkel alone. The porch has stairs that lead right to the water (just as the pics show). It is 50 yards away from the actual beach, which you walk to if you dont mind getting wet. At low tide water was ~2 ft deep & high tide was ~4 ft deep. The house is on the rocks on the south of ten bay with an unobstructed view of ten bay and the Caribbean, but the stairs lead right into the sand. Also the ocean is sandy but the rocks under the house are covered in corals, fish, etc. so I would recommend for kids for learning to snorkel as it is shallow, calm with lots of sea life, just swim along the rocks. We saw stingless jellyfish, urchins, sting rays, shrimp, and schools of fish hang out right under the porch. House has a bed room that fits 2 kids and a master bedroom with door that look over the ocean with large glass door. It has a small kitchen with everything you need to cook and their was a ton of spices, oils, coffee, etc. anything left over from previous guests. They have TV, internet (was pretty fast), 3 kayaks, some snorkeling gear(if you forgot yours), life jackets, a cooler, sunblock and bug spray (again helpful if you forgot yours). The whole island has mosquitoes at dusk so spray during dinner, many restaurants have bottles for you in case. They had a 10 gallon jug and dispenser, you have to buy drinking water on the island (can't drink the tap), you need to bring the jug to exchange at any store, including the island farm store 5 minutes north, which also has fruits, veggies and bread. There is an actual grocery store in governers harbor (15 min north) or another food store 5 min south. One warning, many places only take cash (USD or BSD both work everywhere and its a $1USD=$1BSD) but the banks charge exchange fees and service fees, worked out to be about 10% for every withdraw. So bring US cash. All the restaurants and hotels took credit but rental cars, water taxis, and many grocery stores did not. Only the Queens highway is paved and all other "roads" are just stone and pot holes so get a SUV. As a warning, all the cars are old & scraped up, so dont let the beat up looks or high miles surprise you.
Thank you Dan for your very accurate, well written and good review. It will be so helpful for future guests. So glad to hear how much you enjoyed staying at Bahama Villa. Come back soon.
Bahama Villa July 21-27 2019
This house has the million-dollar view of Ten Bay! There aren't any sharks in the day time but at night we watched a little one with the porch light. During the day you can see the rays going by the pipefish and schools of baitfish. Go down jump in and you are surrounded by 500 thousand little fish that look like flashing blue as you go by the cliffs. There are starfish out in the bay but the best is snorkeling along the cliffs of the house and out beyond. The beach never had more than 20 people on it busiest day most of the time it's empty.
Saw a batfish there never seen one before. Ugly but cool.! House is clean private TV works well but its the view that makes this place great.
Thank you so much Dallas for your extremely accurate review. So glad to hear you love our location as much as we do. The view and sea life is truly breathtaking. How lucky we are to share Bahama Villa with you.
Paradise at Ten Bay Beach
Waking up every morning to the sight of Ten Bay Beach is hard to beat. The water is so clear you can see everything swimming below. Its like looking out into a vast swimming pool. Centrally located on the island it was perfect for seeing sights at either end. We loved it and would stay here again. Bring something for bugs on the deck we found vavy oil worked wonderfully. I love this place!
Thank you Deb for your great review. So glad to hear that you loved BV as much as we do. How lucky we are that you stayed with us and your review is the best thank you for us.
Slice of heaven !
Just back from Eleuthera and Bahama villa. We come from far away -Europe-and travelled a lot around the world, and Eleuthera is one of our favourite islands. The beaches are sooo beautiful , and there are so few tourists, that we had those beaches for ourselves and that’s a wonderful feeling.
We came to Eleuthera to celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed at all . Our choice of Bahama Villa could not be better! When we arrived and saw the incredible view from the deck, this turquoise water , this peaceful area , we were really happy !! How lucky we felt.
The house is nice , cosy and comfortable. Some repairs are needed ,for example in the shower. There ‘s no washing-machine, Arthur told us that there is one but not for the guests and that would be a plus to avoid handwashing our clothes .
However, we really loved our stay,and really want to get back to BahamaVilla.
Florence and Michel
Thank you so much Florence. We are renovating the bathroom this summer. We do not have a washing machine. Sue our house keeper can do your laundry for a low fee. So glad to hear that you want to come back. All the best.
Most amazing view ever
We could not have loved the view more. We spent most of our vacation on the deck watching the amazing marine life below. The views from inside the house are just as spectacular. The air conditioning was a nice bonus, although we didn't need it much because of the breezes. The shower needs some work, but overall, the house is lovely and we look forward to another stay!
Great review Maureen! Thank you so much for helping us and future guests. We agree 100%. The shower will be renovated this summer. This week we bought a new Serta posturepedic king size matress. To hear that you are coming back and a nice review is the best thank you that you can give us. We are here now and enjoying being here as much as you did.
All the best.
Emmy and Bob
Bahama Villa is second to none. Each day you will enjoy tranquility due to that gorgeous view, marine life and hardly anyone else around. We kayaked, swam, walked on the beach and explored the surrounding area. Emmy and Bob were very helpful and they were right when they said that you will want to spend most of your time at their house with that view and beach. We will be back.
What a great review, thank you John for taking the time to write this very accurate review. So glad to hear that you love Bahama Villa as much as we do. We consider ourselves very lucky to own this personal vacation home and loved sharing our piece of heaven on earth with you.
Caves, beaches galore, historic Governors Harbour, exotic Harbour Island and Spanish Wells to the north.