2BR Oceanfront Vacation Rental Ten Bay, Bahamas
Carolyn Kugatow - Owner & Amanda Kugatow - Daughter-in-law
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome view, nice house
Spent a week here in July. Saw all manner of ocean creature while there, right from the deck. The snorkeling in front of the house is nice, no currents to worry about and the water was like glass everyday. We have stayed on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera prior to this trip, but greatly enjoyed the carribean side on this trip. Bugs were only bad right at sundown, so that was a pleasant surprise. Ten bay isn’t far and makes up for the lack of beach at the house.
The house had all we needed and more. It was well kept and Rodney was very nice and attentive.
Playa de Papaya
Beautiful location. Gorgeous sunsets. Swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking right off the deck.
The house is simple, but comfortable.
The bugs can be merciless on day without wind. Bring long sleeves, pants, and bug spray!
Visited Ten Bay Beach, Surfers Beach, Double Bay Beach, and French Leave Beach.... all stunning and on most days we were the only ones there.
Amazing vacation at Playa de Papaya!
We just returned from a terrific week at Playa de Papaya! The house is beachy, bright, airy and has spectacular western views. We did most of our meals at the house, and were so pleased with the well-equipped kitchen. The swimming in front of the house is heavenly, and magical Ten Bay beach is a short walk or kayak away. Rodney, the caretaker, was warm and helpful throughout our stay. He picked us up at the airport and brought us to the house, and we rented a car from him for the week. And the homeowners couldn't have been more responsive and helpful with some great tips about local attractions, food options and places to visit.
South Palmetto Point is a quiet, beautiful location. We loved both Ten Bay (Caribbean side of the island) and Double Bay (Atlantic side) beaches. You can find basic groceries in Savannah Sound, and larger grocery stores in Governor’s Harbor.
We highly recommend this house for families with kids. Our sons are 11 and 14, and both had an excellent time there, and we will definitely return. We miss it already.
A wonderful location
We have spent 2 relaxing weeks in Playa de Papaya in a wonderful location just above the sea. Thank you to Carolyn and Amanda for their quick answers to our questions. The house is not brand new but you have all you need to have good holidays. If we will go back in Eleuthera, we will stay at Playa de Papaya.
beautiful view and sunsets
peaceful and quiet
We had a wonderful stay at the Playa de Papaya! The Pros: The views from this home are breathtaking! Having the ocean just steps away was one of the most magnificent experiences my family has ever had!. It was a little coldish and rainy when we went so we didn't get to snorkel much, but we saw sting rays and starfish and the other sea life. I happened to see the sting ray from the porch and ran down to video tape it, that really made my day. The sunsets were amazing! One evening the sunset was a burnt orange and it lit up the sky in such a magnificent way, it was as if the entire world was enveloped in an orange glow. Having Rodney, the caretaker was such an added plus that it boosted the value of this home way up. We were able to get on an earlier flight (2 hrs) from Nassau and we called Rodney and he came and picked us up right away. He also went back and picked up our luggage for us because it was sent on a later flight. He is a great resource and wonderful person and we really consider him to be a friend.
Cons: Now the home is a basic beach house and does need some updating and a bit of sprucing up. And while the home was generally clean the kitchen area needed a little extra attention, for example there were coffee grounds left in the coffee maker from a previous visitor. All in all though, these things were lower on the scale when you factor in the proximity of the ocean, Ten Bay beach just a short walk away as well as the home's central location on the island. We were able to visit different areas on the island including trips to Spanish Wells where we went swimming with the pigs with the Da Salty Pig tours, Harbour Island, Governor's Harbour and the Fish Fry. Also there is a grocery store and a few restaurants close by, less than 10 minutes away by car. I would recommend renting a car because I'm not sure how you would get around without one. Also the mosquitos are brutal so make sure you have enough bug spray etc. We would stay at Playa de Papaya again.