9BR, 7.5 baths, - 7BR Main House w/ 2 BR Guest Cottage - Sleeps 22
About Susan Keeler
Our family loves the outdoors and ocean. We love to fish, snorkel, scub and just about any other water based activity. Our family spent years traveling all over the Bahamas visiting islands trying to find the perfect spot. Walking into a small restaurant in Tarpum Bay, my parents said it felt like home.... and it has felt like home every since.
Susan Keeler purchased this House in 2008
Why Susan Keeler chose Tarpum Bay
We built our perfect yellow house but fell in love with the beach first. We snorkeled right off the beach and the coral reefs scattered all over the ocean right off our beach was perfect for snorkeling and fishing. Plus, we have a large reef about a mile off the beach so we don't get the huge waves that hit most of the Atlantic side of the island allowing many more calm ocean days.
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Wonderful family destination!
We have rented this home 3 times, and it has been amazing every time. We travel with a large group of children and adults. The home is decorated perfectly and stocked with everything needed for a stress free trip. The location is rural, so if you have a group looking for a “party scene” or “night life” this is not the property for them! We like to cook, read on the beach, snorkel and sit by the pool so this home is perfect! We always rent the van so we can go to Governor’s Harbor for the Friday night fish fry, go to the grocery store and do a few day trips to the pink beach and Tippy’s. It is a beautiful and relaxing property.
If we could give it 10 stars we would
We went to five palms not really knowing what to expect. We had never been on a "real" vacation before and we were traveling with a 10 month old child. We were absolutely blown away at the piece of paradise that is five palms. The property is so private, and peaceful. The beach is amazing and unlike any other I have ever been to. We never saw another person on the beach the whole time we were there. It was like we were on our own private little island. The house was stocked with absolutely everything you could imagine/want or need. There is no easy way to explain how nice it was to feel like they had literally thought of everything. There were beach toys, pool toys, house toys, kitchen gadgets galore, super comfortable beds, lots of space and just a really great vibe to relax in. We spent a lot of time on the screened in porch. As a group it would be where we reconvened after the day to watch the sun go down, enjoy some drinks, listen to the ocean and enjoy the sea breeze. The stars at night are amazing because the island genuinely gives off no light pollution. It was one of the best sky's I've ever seen. All in all, the property was absolutely amazing and exceeded every expectation we had. The staff are SO good at what they do and really great people. Beryl's cooking is the absolute best. It was an incredible trip and we will be back. I don't think this is the kind of place you could only do once, it's genuinely that good.
There really are no words to adequately describe the beauty and seclusion of The Five Palms homes and property. The utter relaxation our entire family felt and the time we were able to focus on each other because of it’s seclusion, is unmatched. The hours of conversation under the beach tiki, the late night swims, the snorkeling, watching the moon rise over the ocean, the daily am conversations with Julian, the delicious Beryl meals - memories we will never forget and I’m just scratching the surface.
The house and guest house was the perfect accommodations for our group of 12 adults and 3 children. And if you’re bringing children, they have everything at for them - from high chairs, pack-n-plays, toys, books, coloring station, movies and more.
There is a nice sized grocery store about 15 minutes from the house, but hire Beryl to make as many dinners as possible! Delicious and affordable.
If you want to fish or snorkel, definitely bring your own gear. The website says there are glass bottom kayaks, but according to the caretaker those are long gone. They do have two that work good, sans the glass bottoms.
We will absolutely be back. All of us are in agreement that we have to go back and we have to stay longer. It’s totally worth the day of travel!
Beautiful, well stocked house in an amazing location
We had a great stay. The house has everything you need and in a great location on a beautiful beach, but with a pool too. Close to Central Eleuthera and all the sites you'd want to visit.
Our group of 8 returned to Five Palms in March after a Christmas stay in 2017, and for us, that says it all -- we love to travel to new places and try new things, but Five Palms made repeat visitors out of us. The property is in fantastic condition with comfortable beds, plenty of towels, an amazingly well-stocked kitchen (and wine pantry!), and vast amounts of entertainment options from water sports to DVDs/books/games. Beryl is a font of all information as well as a terrific cook -- I've seen reviews recommending one or another of her dishes, and can tell you they're ALL good. The owners are a delight. The optional rental van was well maintained (and relatively easy to drive on the "wrong" side of the road!). The pool and beach were perfect, and taken care of daily. We honestly love this place and highly recommend it to groups of all ages -- they have plenty of child-friendly features & equipment for the youngest travelers, teens will love it, adults can't do better. There's so much to do just on the property itself that you might miss out on cute little restaurants, boat tours, snorkeling, deep see fishing, or excursions to nearby beaches or islands. Five Palms makes it really hard for us to want to try any place new when they do it all so well!
fabulous place to stay in Eleuthera
The property is exactly as advertised - comfortable, well equipped and well taken care of. We had everything we needed for our 3 generations of family. The house manager Beryl was attentive and helpful and made us two delicious meals. Grounds are well maintained. Snorkeled off the beach with all equipment provided, great location with easy access to Rock Sound. We used both the main house and the guest cottage and rented a van from the owners. Enjoyed the beach, the pool, the kayaks, the basketball and pickle courts. Everyone wants to return.
Our home is a private oasis located on a Bahamian island that has numerous unspoiled beaches. Our island has amazing fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.