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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

33 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

The Bahamas Villa Rental Photos and Description

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • 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 Caribbean

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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Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

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.

Clark

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Pura Vida was more than we could have hoped for. The villa

is meticulously kept, located directly on the beach and central to

getting around the island. We had the beach to ourselves the entire time we were there. The owners were very helpful,leaving beach books and maps along with notes from other guests to facilitate our explorations. We snorkeled,swam,bought fish from the local docks to grill and relaxed the entire time.Highly recommend !!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
5

Pura Vida = Paradise July 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our party of two couples thoroughly enjoyed a week long stay at Pura Vida. The home is impeccable. We all loved the spacious floor plan. Any amenity that you could possibly want was available at the house. The kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, high ceilings, central air conditioning spoiled us. I encourage anyone planning a trip to Eleuthera to seriously consider staying at Pura Vida. We traveled 10 minutes to snorkel and watch five sunsets in ten bay cove on the Caribbean side of the island. My wife and I used one of the ocean kayaks to paddle out to Diamond Cay directly behind the house. We had never kayaked in the ocean before. We actually traveled the back road that stayed close to the beach from Tippy's returning to the house after dinner one evening. It made it seem like Tippy's was much closer by avoiding Queen's Highway. It is only a 15 minute drive into Governor's Harbor for groceries, gasoline, water or a visit to the liquor store. We cannot wait to return. This property deserves more than five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you experienced the amazing kayaking and snorkeling right at Pura Vida. We strive hard to provide a beautiful and comfortable island retreat. This incredible island does all the rest! We hope you will come back again some time! Steve and Cindy
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Wow - we absolutely loved this place! The house is gorgeous, in a perfect location, has an amazing view....and yes, clean clean clean!!!! 4 adults stayed for 10 days and we were so happy with this house. The screen porch off the master is awesome - we sat there every night listening to the waves, looking at the stars and avoiding the bugs!

Description and pics are right on and the owner was so nice to work with. Answered all questions and made it so easy.

Recommendations: Go down to lighthouse beach and stop at Ocean Hole on the way back....look for the sign or you will miss it! Go over to Ten Bay for the day - its beautiful. Of course we recommend Tippys - this is our 3rd trip to Eleuthera and Tippys is our absolute favorite. Great drinks, food and views. Speaking of drinks - get the pina coloda=heaven! Equally yummy was the limoncello martini! More restaurants to try would be laughing lizard and daddy joe's.

Cant wait to go back.....

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We constantly strive to provide a great experience at Pura Vida. The natural beauty of the island and this location are really what make it so special too. Thanks for coming!
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5

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
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Silver Spring, MD
5

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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Map

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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Rates & Availability

The Bahamas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 1
Jul 24 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

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

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 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

The Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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