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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 4

'Bahamas Pura Vida'. Romantic and luxurious beach front home. Spectacular ocean and beach views! Miles of pink sand beaches and azure turquoise water. This incredible tropical paradise is directly on the beach. Fully furnished and equipped for your pleasure and comfort at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Great privacy amidst tropical foliage. Perfect romantic escape! Bahamas Pura Vida is a first class tropical beachfront villa and beautifully furnished! The best snorkeling is yours to enjoy in the beautiful reefs right out front of house. Take an ocean kayak out to small islands just off shore. If you enjoy fishing you can fish right from the shore or deep sea fishing and bone fishing services and guides are available nearby. There are great restaurants within 10-15 minutes. A tropical dream that really comes true at Bahamas Pura Vida! Please click on the 'Reviews' and see what guests say about their visit to Pura Vida. We invite you to come enjoy the real tropical island experience for yourself!

As you enter the private drive to this tropical paradise your senses are captivated by majestic coconut palms and lush, colorful island foliage. This luxurious home is located on the incredible Double Bay pink sand beach with pristine turquoise waters. Pamper yourself surrounded in comfort and well appointed quality furnishings. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Great Room with 18 ft. cypress ceilings. HDTV. WIFI. Central A/C. Two suites each with screen porch. Facing the ocean are expansive sliding glass doors which captivate with spectacular views of beach and ocean and open up to the wonderful tropical breezes. There are private gardens and palm groves overlooking beach and ocean where you can lounge or sun or just relax with a tropical drink.

A perfect honeymoon destination or re-kindle the romance in this exotic and private, tropical villa.......Bahamas Pura Vida!

Relax and Enjoy: Whether you want to enjoy swimming or snorkeling in tropical reefs, kayaking, relaxing in a hammock, walking along the amazing beach that stretches on for miles, fishing or just laying out in the sun, it’s all here right at your doorstep. Located just ten minutes from restaurants and shopping on this laid back and quaint island of Eleuthera. (Eleuthera is the Greek word for “freedom”)

This the perfect island escape. Incredible beauty and privacy. Make memories, an unforgettable tropical vacation. Go to sleep to to the sound of ocean waves.

Caribbean Dream Vacation Home: Experience the true island lifestyle.

Private tropical dream vacation awaits you at Bahamas Pura Vida.

So many people visit Nassau and Paradise Island and think they have seen the Bahamas. Come to Eleuthera which is only 20 minutes from Nassau but a world away in quaint, laid back island charm.

If you would like to do more than just relax at Pura Vida, please check with us for fishing guides, scuba and other available activities.

More Details

Steve and Cindy DuBose
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Steve and Cindy DuBose

We have been coming to Eleuthera for 17 years and fell in love with the incredible island beauty. It is very romantic and relaxing and we always hate to leave. We hope to spend more time in the future and enjoy making Pura Vida available for others to enjoy!

Steve and Cindy DuBose purchased this villa in 2004

Why Steve and Cindy DuBose chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

We built Pura Vida and chose Double Bay because it has one of the best beaches we have seen anywhere in the Bahamas. Actually, we have not seen better beaches anywhere!

What makes this villa unique

The tropical beauty is unsurpassed! The coconut palms and colorful tropical foliage are incredible and privacy is very special overlooking the pink sand beach with tourquois water!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I stayed at Pura Vida for our honeymoon in May. Our stay was perfect. Very private, and ultra comfortable house with one of the best views I have ever seen. The house had all the convienences of home, and the kitchen was very well appointed with nothing lacking. The view to the two keys and over the reef was phenomenal. We particuarly enjoyed the kayaks that come with the home. I did some fishing while there and managed to catch hamlet grouper, yellowtail snapper, triggerfish, and barracuda all right off the reef in front of the house from the kayak. We caught bonefish down in Tarpum Bay. Squid and land crabs work well! We enjoyed several meals and meeting with the locals at Tippys's. We had great service and excellent stories from the housekeeper. If you are considering a trip to the Bahamas I can't think of a better place to stay than Pura Vida!

(As submitted by Guest to Tripadvisor")
May 2010
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - shower , outdoor shower
  • Master Bath in suite. Very spacious. Large double sink vanity. Spacious tiled shower. Walk in closet. Guest bath has single vanity and tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Romantic Master suite has cypress cathedral ceilings, spacious screen porch with inviting double chase lounge and spectacular beach and ocean views. 12 foot sliding patio doors. Large private bath with great tiled shower with glass block window and seat. Spacious double vanity. Walk in closet. Second bedroom is spacious and also has cypress cathedral ceilings. Private screen porch. 12 foot sliding patio doors. Bath with tiled shower just outside bedroom in private hall.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
2 double ocean kayaks Outdoor shower Snorkel Gear Broad band high speed wireless Internet access (WIFI) throughout house and porches/patios Child car seat and high chair Beach Umbrella Life jackets Hammocks Large variety of beach rafts, beach balls, floats and inflatables


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Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews
St Paul MN

Heavan on Earth

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th trip to Eleuthera in 6 years, which in itself tells you how we feel about the island. The surprise this trip was Pura Vida. As a builder ,I tend to be pretty critical of home design and craftsmanship and I can say without reservation this was by far the nicest home we've stayed at yet. You can tell that Steve and Cindy put a lot of thought into this house as the design was wonderful and workmanship top notch. You can also tell they still care as the house is kept up to date and was spotless. And the icing on the cake was the amenities. A gourmet chef would feel right at home in the kitchen, there were beach unbrellas, 4 new beach chairs, tons of water toys and snorkle equipment, 2 kayaks, etc etc. The interior was decorated like you would do your own home. The grounds were immaculate and views of the Atlantic were breath taking. I...We had one small problem (Stuck valve on the barbeque) and George was there in a half hour to replace the tank. There is a reason this home gets consistant 5 star ratings....It's because it is a 5 star home all day long. Steve and Cindy were a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to our next visit "home" here. Thanks for sharing paradise with us. Tom and Benita (Minnesota)

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to share Pura Vida with our guests and inspired by the happiness and relaxation it brings. We are appreciate you coming and hope you will return again!
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the thoughtful touches throughout. What we loved the most though was the great view and wonderful sounds and breezes coming off of the ocean. It was also a very convenient location close to Governor's Harbor and centrally located. We plan to be back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot to get away and have some peace and quiet in the most beautiful tropical setting! The front of the house is almost completely glass and you have a stunning ocean view almost everywhere you look! The master suite also faces the beach, so you wake up to the sunrise over the turquoise water every morning. The house is beautifully decorated and has everything that you need! There are some good restaurants within about 15-20 min and the locals at the dive shop in Governor's Harbor will give you some great snorkeling destinations to explore as well. Highly recommend a half day fishing and snorkeling trip with Paul Petty while you are there! We stayed 10 days and have all said we wished we could be back there now. Can't beat it!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming! So glad you had such a great time. You are always welcome back to Pura Vida!
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Frauenfeld, Switzerland


  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida magnificient, just like paradise. We were so happy there and have enjoyed the privacy very much. A beautiful setting with a great overview over Double Bay. All you can hear is the sound of the sea. The house is charming, furnished and decorated with so much love for the detail. The equipment is perfect, the kitchen facilities are excellent, everything is there to prepare the fish you caught or bought at the harbour. It felt like being at home.

The owner Steve and Cindy are very friendly and helpful people, the contact with them is very enjoyable. It is great pleasure to be a guest at their island home which they take so much care of. They are doing very well to make the stay at Pura Vida unforgettable. Thank you very much!

We can highly recommend Pura Vida.

Eleuthera is such a wonderful and unspoiled island with friendly people. It was so exciting to us that to buy fish at the harbour, bread and vegetables at the Island Farmers. A simple life with all you really need.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming all the way from Switzerland to enjoy the beauty at Pura Vida! We are always so happy to hear our guests have relaxed and enjoyed their visit to Pura Vida and experienced the incredible beauty here! We welcome you back again sometime.
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  • 5 of 5

We had several challenges getting from Newark, NJ, to Eleuthera, but they were well worth it. Both Pura Vida and Eleuthera are beautiful. Details, such as high ceilings, cabinetry, furnishings, beds, towels, pots and pans, artwork, workmanship, child friendly (our grandson is 15 mo), house layout, and dishes to name a few, put this house well above others we have rented on several other Caribbean islands. Double Bay in front of the house is beautiful. At low tide there were tidal pools to the left for our grandson to play in. To the right is beautiful sandy beach. Note: There is a stairway with 23 steps from the house property down to the beach. The view from the house is awesome, but my husband, who has knee issues, made the climb up/down the stairs only once a day. For the rest of us the stairs weren't a problem. The weather for our 10 days was sunny, temps high 70's-low 80's, blue skies, slight breeze. We had rain 1 night while sleeping. Absolutely beautiful, especially when our temps in NEPA is teens and 20's. Our son and daughter-in-law snorkeled in front of the house every day. They saw more fish and coral at Double Bay than other beaches we visited. We ate lunch at Blue Bar at Pink Sands on Harbor Island and dinner at Tippys. Both highly recommended. All other meals we made and ate at "home". Everything we needed to prepare meals, other than perishables, was available at Pura Vida. Arrival day we drove 40 minutes to Marketplace, which takes credit card, at Rock Sound for our 10 days worth of groceries. Be prepared to pay 2x-3x more for food ($10.50 for gal of milk). You are on an island! There are 2 smaller well-stocked grocery stores in Governors Harbor, Eleuthera Supply and Burrows, but they are cash only. We bought at these stores when we needed odds and ends during our stay. We rented an SUV and visited several beaches (Popani, Tippys, Ten Bay, Winding Bay). We made a day trip to Harbor Island, stopping at The Glass Bridge en-route, and rented a golf cart ($50 for the day) to explore the island. Island Farms, a couple miles from Pura Vida, is a must visit, especially for homemade cinnamon buns and breads on Tues. and Fri. The owners of Pura Vida, Cindy and Steve, were a wealth of info. and quick to reply to my many questions. People on the island were very friendly and helpful with directions when we couldn't find our way. This was a fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toms River, NJ

Total Luxury, Perfect Caribbean Home

  • 5 of 5

Have mercy! No one vacation should be this luxurious, this relaxing and this private. I kid you the two weeks we were there, we saw not one person on this long stretch of sandy white beach. Swimming and snorkeling every day, nearby horseback riding, grocery store visits and restaurants every few days made us feel like we were still sort of part of civilization. The décor is stylish and may have been professionally decorated because everything appeared new and fresh. (This is an issue in many a vacation rental because it's hard to get the stuff to the island.) And yes, it's really just for four people max, but the house is large and well equipped. You'll feel like a celebrity knowing you've vacationed like one. So if you're ready to ditch the hotel and vacation for real, don't miss Pura Vida. (PS...I was there in October 2014 for two weeks...just a late review.)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tippy's, La Bouganvillea, Unique Village
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Fast Ferry at Governor's Harbour Cupid's Cay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen's Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Tippy's, La Bouganvillea, Unique Village
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
At your doorstep at Pura Vida!
Car: necessary

Double Bay has miles of pristine powder pink beaches and clear turquoise waters. Snorkel the many reefs just off shore and enjoy exotic coral, underwater tropical plants and colorful fish. Ocean kayaking is also a great activity as there are miles of coast line to explore and also small nearby islands and cays. Other nearby activities include local colorful festivals, great fishing(guides available), biking, boating, beach-combing or just relaxing in a lounge chair or hammock. Great restaurants just minutes away. Eleuthera is a great island to explore. There are many hidden beaches you can go to where you have the entire beach all to yourselves. A romantic fantasy come true!

Golf: There is a 18 hole golf course at Cotton Bay which is 35 minutes south of Pura Vida near Rock Sound.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Fees, cleaning $150

Recommend leaving tip for housekeeper.
The rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years is $2,950 per week

If there is a time period showing available on calendar which is less than a week between other reserved dates please call for rate info.
$2,500 per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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