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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 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! You can escape here to relax in the sunshine and miles of pink sand beaches and azure turquoise water. This beautiful tropical villa is directly on the beach. Fully furnished and equipped for your pleasure and comfort at one of the most amazing beaches in the world. Great privacy! Pura Vida is tucked away in island tropical foliage. Perfect romantic escape! Bahamas Pura Vida is a first class tropical beachfront villa and beautifully furnished! Snorkeling is yours to enjoy in the beautiful reefs right at Pura Vida. Take an ocean kayak out to a small island 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 your senses are captivated by majestic coconut palms and lush, colorful tropical foliage. Bahamas Pura Vida 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 internet. Central A/C. Two suites each with screen porch. Facing the ocean are expansive sliding glass doors which captivate with the 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-15 minutes from restaurants and shopping on this laid back and quaint island of Eleuthera. (Eleuthera is the Greek word for “freedom”)

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

Experience the true island lifestyle. A 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Steve and Cindy DuBose

We have been coming to Eleuthera for 18 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • 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. Large tiled shower. Walk in closet. Guest bath has single vanity and tiled shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Romantic Master suite has cypress cathedral ceilings, beautiful 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. Large second bedroom 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 50 reviews
Richwood New Jersey

Absolutely paradise!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fourth year staying there and we are still in awe every time we open that front door. We feel so at home there and are totally spoiled with the property. We had a complete smorgasbord of weather this time and it was beautiful each and every day. The owners have done a spectacular job with everything. It s so hard to leave there.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is rewarding for us to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Pura Vida. We diligently strive to make it a beautiful place where our guests can relax and create special memories. Mother nature does the rest. Thanks for coming back !
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Pura Villa is excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Third trip to Lutra. Our second two week stay and second in Palmetto Point. Pura Villa is an excellent villa. It was exceptionally clean and well-maintained. The layout is great, with the screened-in sleeping porch one of my favorite features. The kitchen was very well stocked with cooking gear and appliances..the knives were even reasonably sharp!

The beach out front is exceptional. With a very nice sandy entry a few yards south of the stairs and tons of great snorkeling reefs a handful of yards from shore. The Internet is spotty at times, but was pretty good for Eleuthera. And why would you spend much time on it anyway when you could be ignoring the world and watching the waves come in?!

Overall an extremely positive experience. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It will take your breath away!

  • 5 of 5

Coconut Palms waved above us as we wound our way up the driveway to Pura Vida. A few steps up the impressive entrance and we were in Steve and Cindy's beautiful home. We all went directly to the wall of sliding glass doors and stepped out on the large deck and felt we were in a travel movie with the amazing view of the white sand beach below, the ocean in shades of blues, white wave splashing over the reefs in the distance and two small islands inside the reefs and certainly with a kayaking distance. My wife told I had earned five stars but the stars belong to Pura Vida.

Beautiful bedrooms and baths, real hot water, a wonderful kitchen with everything a cook or chef would need, All rooms are superbly decorated and wonderful Cindy's art work make's one want to just slow down and enjoy each piece.

For seven days we walked the beach, kayaked and fished while enjoying several restaurants like Tippy's and the Frigatte. We found plenty of shells on Ten Bay Beach and Cocodemama's beach which made my wife very happy. Like all those guests who preceded us we simply can't thank Cindy and Steve enough for sharing their home with us and providing never to be forgotten memories.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great joy for us to hear that you have had a memorable and special time at Pura Vida. The beauty and relaxation is magical. Thanks so much for coming and we wish you a Happy New Year!
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Pura Vida = Pure Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week at Pura Vida and fell in love with the Villa the minute we arrived. Pura Vida is one of the best villas we've rented in the Caribbean (and we've rented a lot!). This villa is so inviting and comfortable, meticulously clean, private and very quiet. The kitchen was made for a chef - they have everything you need to make a gourmet meal! The views from the villa are breathtaking and we spent quite a bit of time on the porch reading, relaxing and just taking it all in. Steve and Cindy are terrific to work with and quick to respond to any questions. George was great and very helpful upon arrival. We had a small issue with WiFi but he had it fixed quickly! I highly recommend Pura Vida to anyone looking to get away from it all and relax. As for attractions...Ten Bay Beach is less than 10 minutes from the Villa - we went to that beach several days because it was calmer water and simply beautiful. Some days we were the only people at Ten Bay! Tippy's Restaurant is relatively close and has a great dinner menu. The Buccaneer in Governor's Harbour has a great lunch menu and nice outdoor seating. Thank you Steve and Cindy for sharing your lovely island home with us....we hated to leave but look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Fees, cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Recommend leaving tip for housekeeper.

Our regular weekly rate is $2,500 (7 nights)

Note: we also offer 5 night reservations May 1st-Dec. 31st, 2018. $360.00 per night

The rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years is $2,950 per week. (7 nights)

If there is a time period showing available on calendar which is less than 5-7 nights between other reserved dates please contact us. $360.00 per night is rate for these periods.

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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