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Bahama Villa - Romantic Getaway on Eleuthera's most beautiful beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 4, at Bahamas waterfront with panoramic ocean view

Enjoy spectacular views from the air-conditioned comfort of our private 2 bedroom ocean front villa at Ten Bay Beach. Frommers 2007 guide ranks Ten Bay Beach as the number 1 beach in the Bahamas and Eleuthera. A Los Angeles Times article published in January, 2003 said about Bahama Villa: 'Ten Bay rates a 10-plus... a getaway straight out of central casting.'

Our home in Eleuthera has something for everyone: snorkelling, swimming, sunbathing, beach combing, boating, DVD library, complete kitchen, private cove and tiki hut, central AC, outdoor BBQ, hammock and porch furniture. Bahama Villa has amenities usually reserved for more expensive homes... all starting at only USD $1,195 per week for 2 people. Eleuthera features fantastic diving and snorkelling starting right at the Villa, caves, historic sights, and especially the beaches! With over 200 miles of coastline, this family island home will provide a positive vacation experience you'll remember for years to come.

More information: Contact us for our main website address, that shows more pictures (an auto-responder will send it to you immediately). There you will find much more information on availability, features, rates, activities, island tips, and how to apply.

More Details

Emmy And Robert Buckman
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Emmy And Robert Buckman

This is our personal vacation home. We update and improve every trip we make.

Emmy And Robert Buckman purchased this villa in 2007

Why Emmy And Robert Buckman chose Bahamas

It's perfect location. It is on a promontory=great breezes on our large deck, amazing sunsets and sun rises.floor to ceiling sliding glass doors make you feel like you are on a large yacht. this house is better than being on a boat. We use it ourselves as often as possible ie this home is nicely appointed

BEST BEACH IN ELEUTHERA ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS. You do not need a mask to see the fish.....

What makes this villa unique

The views, the privacy!!!! central ac, the vegetation, THE DOCK!!!!The extemely low tides and very wide beaches at low tide. Shade on the beach from the trees Breath taking views. Best location in Ten Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Exceeded all my expectations. As nice as the pictures are on the Web, they still don't do justice to how beautiful the property and surrounding area is. The house is kept in impeccable condition and you can spend the a whole week without leaving the bay. Fishing, sun, snorkeling, amazing sunsets, nearby supplies . . . the place has it all! - Peter I., NYC USA

There are no words to describe how wonderful our stay was at Bahama Villa. A lot of tender loving care went into making this villa a most comfortable, inviting, and relaxing place to stay for any length of time! The house, the views, the patio, the deck, the sand bars, low tide, high tide, the snorkeling, the king bed, the privacy, etc. all added up to a great getaway! - Deborah Zuczek, PA USA
Nov 2007
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Tarpum Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Deck - outdoor shower , Open shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , New 2006
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , New 2007
  • 1 King, 2 twin. The master bedroom has large windows on two sides over viewing the bay and direct access to the deck. The 2 twin beds can be moved together.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Some meals (Bahamian 'Soul Food') may be phone-ordered in if desired. Some water, snorkelling gear and beach toys and supplies in a safe on lower deck. Weekly cleaning available for long-term stays. Car rental or hire available. Swimming and snorkelling starts right from the lower deck. Spot the tropical fish already from your deck chair! 50 yards to the right you will find the clean 1000 yard sand beach of Ten Bay, that seems to be empty most of the time. Local house manager available on call. Central air conditioning has been updated in 2005. The weather in Eleuthera is almost always warm, and rarely goes below 65 F (20 C). Most guests report not needing it much, however, except on the very hottest days. With all the fresh breezes wafting in from the bay and circulated by the ceiling fans, you may want to just enjoy living a-la-Casablanca.


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Bahama Villa - Romantic Getaway on Eleuthera's most beautiful beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews

Best view of ten bay beach well maintained can't wait to return

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed here we go to the Caribbean every year for anniversary We have done cruises and all inclusive's if you like Big crowds long lines And schedules Then do one of those but if you want to get away from all that madness and enjoy a beautiful tranquil Caribbean cove this place is incredible

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Incredible" says it all. We still feel that way even after 8 years of ownership. Thank you for a great review.
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morrisville, pa

Really enjoyed Bahama Villa

  • 4 of 5

Bahama Villa is located on my favorite beach in Eleuthera. Ten Bay beach has it all, a 1/2 mile pink sand beach, and a calm bay that is great for taking a dip or snorkeling. The house is elevated, and we enjoyed a constant breeze the whole week. The house needs a few updates ( better screens in the kitchen, and easier access to the water from the property), but overall is in good condition, and is quite comfortable for a couple. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who wants to have a laid back vacation in Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you loved your stay. I will replace the screens in the kitchen right away and improve access to the water We do have a 4 step ladder on the dock which makes it easier to get in the water . We are also installing a railing to improve access to the stairs. I love hearing what I can do to make our home perfect. We arrive this week and always update during our stay. Thank you again for caring and loving Bahama Villa and Ten Bay Beach.
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If you are considering renting this place…

  • 5 of 5

Book it NOW!

It truly is the most fantastic place to be to have a memorable vacation. My husband and I have been to 10 different Caribbean Islands and Eleuthera, primarily Ten Bay beach has made it to #1 on our list. BahamaVilla is incredible and here is why. It is very easily accessed. The dirt road you take off of Queens Highway is well maintained and the driveway to the house as well. (You do not need a 4 wheel drive to get here) The central location of the house makes it very convenient. It is just a short drive, about 25 minutes, to Governor’s Harbour Airport. Even closer for the market & liquor store & dining. AND the house itself is amazing!

We arrived on a Wednesday and had Arthur (manager) pick us up and stop at market & liquor stores on way to Villa. Which he was so glad to help. Then we had him taxi us to dinner on Thursday night. After that we felt we knew the lay of the land well enough to attempt the left hand driving ourselves so he delivered us a car Friday. We drove to the south end one day and the north end another day sightseeing but never found a place we enjoyed more than being in our private little cove at BahamaVilla. My husband and I felt so relaxed here. All we needed was provided at the house, a working kitchen and a hot shower! I do recommend you bring 2 things, a waterproof camera for videoing all the sea life and a pair of binoculars, so much to see.

We were there 10 days and each day we were fascinated by the marine life and the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We kayaked and walked the beach which are both doable whether high or low tide. We saw tons of sand dollars and starfish. We even saw stingrays and a nurse shark. We slept with the bedroom door open and fell asleep with the wonderful breeze and sound of fish jumping. We awoke to that gorgeous turquoise water each morning and the pelicans dive bombing for fish! We woke up at 4 am one morning and sat on the deck. We were in awe of all the stars you can see. Very romantic this place!

I encourage you to stay as long as you can and plan to spend the majority of your time at BahamaVilla. Enjoy the views, the outdoor shower, the kayak, eat breakfast on the deck, stargaze at night and rest in the solitude. It’s all good and it was a perfect vacation.

Thank you Emmy for sharing it with us. Our search may be over.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Awesome, just awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Ten Bay is our favorite beach on Eleuthera so far. It's perfect for our 6-year-old who is still learning to swim. The waters are normally so calm it's like a giant swimming pool, with the shallow flats extending out hundreds of feet from the beach Even when choppy they're still easy for young kids. The porch overlooking the bay is to die for. Brunched every morning here watching giant eagle rays, lemon sharks and needle fish though the clear turquoise waters. Then kayak off the pier over to the beach for a swim. Perfection.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our home. Our 7 and 10 year old grand kids love it as much as you do, and so do we. It is heaven on earth. We can't wait to go back soon.
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Tampa, FL

40th Wedding Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the home, the water, and the views. My husband did not even need to go to the docks to purchase fish for dinner, he caught 2 large Nassau grouper and a snapper right off the side of the back porch. I do recommend being adventurous and explore all the side "dirt roads". You will be rewarded with a spectacular, secluded, pink sand beach at the end of each and every one. The key word is "adventurous"! My husbands family came from Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera and we were able to make several contacts with long lost relatives on the island!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina,USA

Fantastic Views!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at Bahama Villa. The views are amazing! The two walls of glass sliders in the living area, really make an impact when you walk in. Absolutely gorgeous! The house is very cozy and very comfortable. Everything that one needs. The view from the master bedroom is amazing as well. I really feel at home at this house. We loved spending time on the deck taking in the gorgeous views and watching all kinds of different sea life swim by. The setting is very private at this house. We felt like we were the only people there. Ten Bay Beach is such a beautiful beach. The water is always so calm. It is nice and shallow at the beach. The snorkeling was great around the house. My husband and I never wanted to leave. The owners are great to work with as well. It is easy to get to the house and it is about a 15 minute drive to Governor's Harbour where you have two grocery stores and two liquor stores. We spent half a day exploring the southern end of the island but wanted to get back to the house. Everything we need or want to do is there. My husband and I love to travel to the different Out Islands of The Bahamas and this is my favorite place so far.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great and accurate review. Thank you so very much. We, the owners feel exactly the same way and I can not thank you enough for verbalizing our thoughts. How lucky we are to own this and to share our piece of paradise with nice people like you. Thank you very much for taking the time to write this perfect review. Best Wishes, Emmy and Bob.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Governors Harbour
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
92 Metres
200 feet
Car: recommended

The word 'Eleuthera' is the Greek word for 'freedom.' The island is long and narrow island (100 miles long, 2 miles wide) and sandwiched between the deep Atlantic to the east, and the calm shallow Caribbean to the west. There are plenty of beaches where you can walk for miles and not see a soul; hidden coves, and small island settlements with friendly people. Local hitch hikers are plentiful, and provide a bountiful supply of good information on island lore, activities and interesting sites. The population of Eleuthera is about 11,000, very friendly, most of whom are engaged in fishing, farming,and the tourist industry.

Bahama Villa, a secluded beach house located at Ten Bay, is the nicest little romantic getaway on the island. The Villa is located just a few miles south of Governors Harbour, where you will find a few shops, a bakery, a bank and several restaurants.

WEATHER on Eleuthera is tropical, meaning mostly sunny and hot during the day with occasional thunderstorms.

Other Activities: Snorkeling, historic sites, boating, beach-combing,bone fishing,fishing


Rates & Availability

Tarpum Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New year
Jan 20 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
high season rates 2018
Feb 25 2018 - May 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning $65

Year-round price USD $1295per week. Rates quoted for 2 people; add USD $20 for each extra guest; max. occupancy - 4 guests. Christmas-New Year rate: USD $3200 for the entire 2-week period, or $1700/week ( plus $25/night extra guests).
Nightly or short stays (i.e., less than one week) are made available within 60 days of arrival, or within 30 days of major holiday periods.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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