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Steve and Cindy DuBose

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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! Pura Vida is a first class tropical beachfront villa and beautifully furnished! The best snorkeling is yours in the beautiful reefs right out front of house. Take a 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 5-10 minutes. It may seem this is a tropical dream but it comes true at Bahamas Pura Vida! Please click on the 'Reviews' and see what guests say about their visit to Pura Vida. Come enjoy the real tropical island experience!

Bahamas Pura Vida, a tropical paradise: As you enter the private drive to this tropical paradise your senses are captivated by majestic coconut palms and lush, colorful island foliage. This new, 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 the perfect island escape. Incredible beauty and privacy. Relax and enjoy 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 and boat rentals, bicycle rentals and other available activities.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Steve and Cindy DuBose (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve and Cindy DuBose

We have been coming to Eleuthera for 15 years and love 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 Bahamas

We actually 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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based on 30 traveler reviews

Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Exceptional Rental

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Pura Vida a couple of times already, and for many reasons. The most obvious is the island of Eleuthera itself. All you have to do is look at pictures of the island to see its natural beauty and appeal. What sets Pura Vida apart is the quality of the home and amenities provided. The house sits overlooking beautiful reefs on the atlantic side of the island. Double Bay is by far my favorite stretch of beach on Eleuthera. Being on the atlantic provides a steady breeze in the summer, while the caribbean side gets much hotter. The small keys a ways out from the beach break water to create one of the few places you can get a nice breeze and calm water rich with coral reefs.

The house itself is unusually well built and maintained for a rental. It was impeccably clean every time I arrived. All of the appliances are top notch, and there's a nice standing BBQ overlooking the beach perfect for grilling the day's catch (there's excellent fishing on the reefs, just check what's in season.) Plus they've got books on local marine life so you know what your catching. There's a nice TV and sound system with lots of channels, although I have a feeling it doesn't get used much in a place with so many better things to do. High-speed internet is a big plus as well. If you get tired of fishing, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and laying on the beach you can always tour the island, there's lots of great info and maps they leave for you to help with your exploring. They really make it easy to feel at home and relaxed, the ultimate stress-free vacation.

You can really tell Cindy and Steve love this home, it shows in every aspect. This is not a typical rental house, but I will continue to go back as long as it remains one. Writing this is just making me ache to return! I hope it won't be long.


  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow, the most beautiful place IN THE WORLD

  • 5 of 5

It was absolutely incredible, my favorite vacation ever. Eleuthera is perfect in every way, and this house is right in the middle of all the best parts. I saw three completely different types of beaches within a fifteen minute drive, honestly it's a blur it was so perfect. PINK SAND in front of the house all down the beach, shut the front door. The house had everything you could ever need and more. There are about 20 places or so to sit in the living room, I counted. The most romantic place ever can I go back now I'm sad.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Stay at Pura Vida

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Pura Vida for 8 days and it was an amazing place to vacation. The house was large and had a lot of great amenities that you would not think to have on a remote island in the Bahamas. There was a great deck to relax on and it was only steps from the beach. The bedrooms were nice and well taken care of. There is ample seating in the house to always have a view of the ocean. The beach is pretty secluded as far as people on the beach. We had the beach to ourselves for most of the time. Snorkeling and fishing were a daily enjoyment while at the beach. There were a lot of neat fish swimming around the reefs which provided some great pictures. We ventured out to explore the island and enjoyed it as well. Ten Bay and Lighthouse beach are both nice places to visit and to swim. My wife and I really enjoyed the time there and we didn't want to leave to come back home. We recommend this house to anyone that wants a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It really is paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida is located in Double Bay on the island of Eleuthera, and it is, by far, the most amazing vacation home I have ever visited. I am definitely more of an secluded paradise kind of person, and that's exactly what Pura Vida and Eleuthera had to offer. The house itself is gorgeous with lots of amenities. Among many other features, I loved the high ceilings, great kitchen (plenty of appliances), and a huge outdoor patio overlooking the ocean. My favorite thing about the house (aside from it being next an awesome beach) was the screened-in porch connected to the master bedroom. Every morning, we would stretch out here with a cup of coffee and watch breath-taking sunrises over the ocean. One morning we were lucky enough to see a family of dolphins swimming across the bay! During my 12-day visit, we took a few day trips in our rental car. Ten Bay, which is on the west or "Caribbean" side of the island, is a quick 10 minute drive. It was really amazing to see the contrast between Double Bay (pink sand, huge reefs, waves) and Ten Bay (completely calm glass-like water, LOTS of conch shells and sand dollars, brown sand). We also took a longer trip to Lighthouse Beach, which is at the very south of the island. It took about an hour and half to get there, three miles of which were very rough roads, but the views of ocean where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean are incomparable. We also took trips to French Leave Beach and Sky Beach Club (pool and beach bars with an infinity pool!); however, I would have been completely satisfied if we had spent the entire time at Double Bay. I snorkeled almost everyday around the reefs in front the house, and saw tons of fish. One day we even caught a glimpse of a sea turtle. The beach is very secluded and perfect for long walks at low tide. We also spent lots of time kayaking, fishing, star-gazing, and just relaxing on the beach. I can honestly say I have zero complaints about Pura Vida. I had one of the most amazing vacations of my life, and I can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you visited Pura Vida and delighted you had such a wonderful time! Cindy and Steve
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  • 5 of 5

I don't want to repeat what everyone else has already said because it's all true. I can best compliment the home, view, amenities & dealing with the owners with a 2 week booking for their home next year already. I was home barely a week before I booked it. My boyfriend & I went for 9 days this year & it was the most romantic, private, beautiful paradise and we enjoyed it to the max. We enjoyed the screened room, kayaks & BBQ grill very much. The home has everything you need at your disposal & is beautiful inside & out.

The Beach House is a must for dancing with the "Rum Runners" & a great rack of lamb. The 1648 restaurant that just opened in GH has the best filet mignon & pizza pretty much anywhere & has a great calm view of the harbor. I could have done without the fish fry but Tippy s is always a must for 5 or 6 meals & some dancing. Da Perk has the best NY bagel sandwich & good coffee. We do bring our own coffee but Tippy s deli has a good brand they sell if you don't. Having the BBQ grill, we purchased fresh tuna, grouper & lobster from GH dock & Tarpum Bay dock. My guy is the grill master. It was the best tuna I have ever had. Island Farms has such great whole grain breads & outrageous cinnamon buns on tue & fri. & that is where we get our produce.

We feel Eleuthera is a magical place & I can never imagine not visiting at least once a year. When we go next year, my boyfriend & I will be there alone for 1 week & then we are going to share the 2nd week with our family. We have told them so much about Eleuthera & it is our second time there.

We rent a beat up soft top jeep & it is perfect for the roads there & driving on the wrong side is actually fun. With the kayak, we made it to the first island & spent time there which was fun. We tried twice to the larger island but we hit 6 ft. swells which the kayak handled very well but the water is so rough coming in at different angles that we could not land. We will try again next year on a calm day.

Thank you Steve & Cindy for sharing your paradise with us. The only negative thing I can say, is that is it soooo hard leaving.

Doreen & Scott

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time! The pristine and wild tropical beauty of Eleuthera is captivating. We welcome you back next year. We understand. We always hate to leave Pura Vida and when we come home we always begin planning our next trip. So glad you came and enjoyed! Steve and Cindy
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Vacation of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you open the front door and see the large tastefully appointed rooms you know that this home is going to be different than other vacation homes. Then you look through the huge sliding glass doors opening out onto the Atlantic, hear the waves pounding to your deserted beachfront and feel the warm temperature and humidity and you know that this is the vacation of a lifetime.

The house itself is brilliantly laid out, large high ceiling living and dining rooms, open kitchen, master bedroom with attached screened lanai and fans in every room for keeping a gentle airflow. During our winter getaway we didn’t even need the A/C. Another thing we ended up not needing was the TV/home entertainment system. While nice, it can't compete with the view off the veranda - the ocean during the day and the stars at night. And that star gazing - satellites, planets, constellations, shooting stars - is excellent due to the darkest skies you will see.

In the morning you'll find little lizards warming to the sun, crabs running around the beach, a killdeer (??!!) and butterflies everywhere. Spend some time relaxing at the front door and you may see the Bahama Woodstar hummingbird checking out the various flowers in the well-tended acreage or just resting in the j shaped branch by the front step.

This home is a great home base for traveling in either direction on the island it's pretty much midpoint to Cape Eleuthera and lighthouse beach in the south and Current cut, Spanish Wells and Harbour Island in the north. Be sure to get out of the car and wander around at Glass Window bridge, it is a bucket list item. There are enough maps and other stuff to more that pique your curiosity if you feel like wandering.

And for the lazy days, your private beach on the Atlantic is a few steps from the door. Ten Bay beach on the Caribbean is tranquil and beautiful.

The island is far enough from the beaten path that you rarely encounter other people; you usually have miles and miles of beach to yourself. But it is just developed enough that there are stores (expensive), restaurants (also expensive) and island home grown stands (inexpensive and wonderful).

Pura Vida is a perfect home on a perfect island. Though large for just the two of us, we always appreciated the place. One thing you will want to do before you come down is to back some light long pants and a long sleeve shirt as well as some bug repellant if you' re going to be out at dawn and dusk.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We can tell you discovered the true beauty and essence of Pura Vida and Eleuthera and so glad to hear you had a wonderful time. The island charm is intoxicating! Yes, some things cost more here because they have to import them but as you mentioned you can stop at the local produce stands and fisherman and it is fresh and reasonable. It truly is a vacation to Paradise you will always fondly remember for a lifetime. Thanks for coming!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Tippy's, Beach House
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Fast Ferry at Governor's Harbour Cupid's Cay
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen's Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Tippy's, Mate and Jennys, Unique Village
Nearest Beach
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.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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

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$2,500 per week

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
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 vanity. 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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 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 Outdoor shower

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