About the property
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
1BR Beachfront Vacation Rental Double Bay, Bahamas
Privacy is yours! Our charming beachfront cottage is situated on six acres of undisturbed land near the end of a two-mile pink sand beach. It's perfect for couples seeking solitude or a special honeymoon. The house sits on a sand dune several hundred feet from the waters edge. The only thing between you and the beach are palm trees and a beautifully landscaped path cut through the coconut palms. The all-sand beach has a gradual slope to the water. Great swimming, beach combing, snorkeling and scuba diving are just steps from your back door. Our one bedroom cottage is brightly decorated with many furnishings handmade by local artisans. Rustic terra cotta tiles, a wooden ceiling, and ceiling fans add to the charm.In 2010 we renovated the kitchen, bathroom and exterior with all new windows and doors. Inside and out, this home provides the backdrop for a truly relaxing, tropical island experience!
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- May 24, 2018
About Leigh Ann
We are from the Chicago area and are a family of six. Tom and I grew up vacationing along the Gulf and Atlantic coast as children. We stayed on a private island in the British West Indies for two weeks after we were married and we fell in love with the natural beauty of the islands. Five years later we visited Eleuthera for the first time and feel in love with Double Bay beach, the island, and the wonderful people of Eleuthera. We bought our first property before we left!
Leigh Ann purchased this House in 1995
Why Leigh Ann chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas
During our first trip we traveled the island from Harbor Island to Bannerman Town with never a thought to buy anything here. The first week we had discovered Double Bay and kept going back to 'our' beach. It was quiet, natural, seldom did we see another person on the beach, and we loved the sound of the waves crashing. The second week we found ourselves in the realtors office staring at a map of Double Bay with lots marked off for sale. By the time we left we had our first little piece of paradise! A year later we renovated the make-shift garage on the property to a house, and have been going down several times a year every year since.
What makes this House unique
Twenty-one years and 4 children later we still come to our favorite place on earth. In 1995 there were only 2 phones on all of Double Bay, no cell service, and internet was not even available on the island. If you were lucky you had a window air conditioner in the bedroom. Each year we would add something new to the house or property. In 2011 we finished a major house renovation with new windows and doors, a new kitchen, air conditioning throughout the house, and Wi-Fi. It's amazing to think about all the technology improvements in such a short time yet the island is still much the same as it was 20 years ago. The beach is as beautiful as ever, the island really does recover after a major hurricane or two, and the people of Eleuthera still welcome you like family. It's truly been a privilege having this piece of paradise, sharing it with people like you, and most importantly spending days and weeks playing in the sand.
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We just returned from our vacation at the Palms. We had such a fabulous time. We were on our honeymoon, and it was the perfect seclusion location for that. Full body tans can be guaranteed.
Dont tell too many people, But Double Bay is probably the second most beautiful beach overall in Eleuthera. We dont want the secret to get out, or else it will be much harder to skinny dip next time we go.
This property is well equipped and maintained fabulously.
You cant beat the airconditioned bedroom for those hot Bahama Days.
Dont look anywhere else, just pick this property, and set your mind at ease mon...
My husband and I loved our week at The Palms on Double Bay! The home is cute and has everything you need for relaxing, cooking, just kicking back. The short walk to our "private beach" was special below the rustling palms and the almost pink sands were perfect for long walks. We visited several other beaches and particularly enjoyed Lighthouse Beach - worth the trip! Island Market had fresh greens and veges and delicious prepared items and the pier at Tarpum Bay had incredible fresh fish. This was the perfect place to unwind, relax and get away! We hope to visit again soon!
My wife & I have been to The Palms four times in the last 3 years. This has become our special retreat from the world, a place where we can get away & reconnect. You’ll need to rent a car - the cottage is really quite isolated, and as such, it takes a bit to get there - plan on taking your time. The property is very nicely maintained and the owners, Leigh Ann & Tom have everything you might need already in the cottage. There is WiFi, but there is no TV Service. Anne Bethel is their local agent, who cares for & maintains the property; she has been wonderful to us by responding to any questions or needs that may come up. The beach is a 3 minute walk from the house, and is Absolutely Stunning!! Picture: Pink Sand, Turquoise water, Blue Sky, and Green Palms that line the shore... The pictures you see cannot capture the openness & the true colors & the feel of this paradise. There are almost never any others on this beach. It's yours. It's Amazing! We actually have seen some walkers come by - but this is rare. Depending on the direction of the wind, the surf can be anywhere from Dead Flat to Very Rough. If it's rough, you can drive 15 minutes to the Caribbean side of the island, to Ten Bay Beach - a wide, shallow bay that is beautifully calm & warm - Although there are usually a few other folks there. To get to any stores, gas stations, restaurants, shops, etc., you should plan on a 30 minute drive each way - Although Island Farm (Owned by Anne Bethel & family) is closer - 20 minutes or so. Our advice is to stock up on everything at Burroughs Grocery as you pass through Governor's Harbour, so you don't have to go out much thereafter. One Warning - This is a very rural island. On the plus side, there are few tourists or souvenir shops - allowing you to instead interact w/ the local people, who are always friendly & helpful; on the down side Power & WiFi sometimes go out, you need bug spray especially at night, and you won’t find every brand of routine grocery items in stores… but these are minor trade-offs that come with getting off the grid. It’s wonderful and peaceful and secluded, but if you want to be pampered, this in not the place for you. We love it!
Another great trip to The Palms at Double Bay!
Our 3rd trip to The Palms. Always outstanding. The owner is very accommodating and the local representative, Anne Bethel, is very helpful and works hard to be sure your stay is enjoyable. Private, secluded, awesome. On the beach in front of the house every day and rarely saw more than 2 people a day on the entire 2 mile stretch of beach! Best beach on the island in our opinion.
We will be back next year!
Very nice property in a great location.
The Palms is a comfortable cottage. Double Bay beach is spectacular.
Fantastic spot- the house had everything we needed and the location, privacy, and beach were awesome
One of the best beaches we've seen -
Quiet, and could walk for miles and not see a soul.
Double Bay is a two mile pink sand beach centrally located south of Palmetto Point in the middle of Eleuthera on the Atlantic ocean. This private area has both a beautiful beach and excellent reefs. Our home is situated on 6 acres of natural beach frontage. Many guests return to our home each year for the privacy it provides. For those that like to explore, nearly any road you take from the main highway leads to paradise. Local communities offer dining options, grocery stores, banks and shops making it possible to obtain nearly everything you'll need for your stay. Snorkeling, diving and fishing guides are also available on the island. From the Pineapple to the Conch Festival, communities up and down the island host a variety of events throughout the year. These are always a favorite of our guests. For those seeking a little more action, Harbor Island is a short drive and ferry ride away.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$1400.00 - $1600.00/week. We require a $50 non-refundable booking fee. All rental fees are due 60 days prior to your rental. Up until 60 days prior to your rental, any monies paid towards the rental fee are refundable. After that time, cancellations may be re-booked within a year. We accept personal checks, cashier's checks or credit cards in USD only.