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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 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


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! 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 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!

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

Steve and Cindy DuBose
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 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 Eleuthera

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:
  • 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 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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Tropical Villa, Bahamas Pura Vida, Romantic Island Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 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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  • 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: Feb 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: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at Pura Vida, and we echo all of the other great reviews of this property. The house has everything you could possibly need, including a nice outdoor grill setup (one charcoal, one propane) and plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. The kitchen is very well-equipped, with every appliance or type of cookware you could need. In fact, we cooked all of our meals here except one. The close proximity to Ten Bay is very convenient when the wind is high on the Atlantic side, and it's a relatively quick ride into Governor's Harbour or to Tarpum Bay for fresh fish and other supplies. The daybed in the screened-in porch off the master bedroom is a particularly nice touch, and the views from the patio are simply stunning.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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

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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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
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

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate 1
May 9 2017 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees, cleaning $150
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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