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Grand Eco Friendly Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

GRAND ESTATE on its own private beach includes large Main Home-separate Cottage

Villa de Palmas was designed by an architectural firm that specializes in Mediterranean/Caribbean style homes with the High End Client in mind. The Eco friendly subsidized Solar power estate occupies nearly 3 acres on a very secluded pink sand beach and is situated on one of the highest points in the area commanding a 360 degree view of the lush tropical foliage and the azure seascape. There are two very private homes apart from one another yet close enough for same parties. One home being very large and grand while the smaller cottage adds to the estate distinction. Both have fully appointed rooms affording magnificent panoramic views and brilliantly designed to capture the gentle trade winds that bless the island. All are generous and comfortable and include great rooms, fully equipped modern kitchens, office desk with DSL high speed internet/wireless networks, telephones, entertainment areas with Amazon Fire TV, dinning, and living areas, functional outdoor pergola with a stone dining table, bar and barbecue combination patios, tables, 2 separate lounge areas with high end chaise accommodating 8. Large covered wrap around Loggias with stylish furniture. Each home has 2 master bedrooms all with their own balconies with 3 having separate outside entrances. There is a Library breezeway perfect for reading or just a quiet space to relax, Laundry room and much more. The separate private Cottage home captures a stunning ocean view above and through the palms and is a bit closer to the ocean complimenting the estate.

Entering the Grand Estate of Villa de Palmas is an enlightening experience and is distinctively Perched high on a hill which can be seen at a distance. Tasteful entry monuments establish your arrival from the road followed by low decorative walls as you enter the properties interior circular driveway. In the center is a Pineapple Fountain and pond adding to the tropical elegance.

The Estate of Villa de Palmas has been family owned since its inception. After 3 years of searching, the right piece of beach front property was purchased in 1989. The estate took 8 years to develop with a vision for grandness 'island style'. With gratitude, we can share the wealth of the land and water that has been blessed with such beauty and serenity. Today after 25 years, Villa de Palmas continues that vision. Just a few welcoming steps up from the entrance will afford an enlightening rejuvenation of what island life should be, totally carefree. The Main home is elevated atop a hill uniquely distinguishing itself with a 360 degree view, capturing the azure sea on its east facing loggia. The Cottage home compliments and expands this beautiful estate. Take in an afternoon tea, enjoy a spectacular view of the sea, feel the ocean breezes and smell the villa’s flora, fauna and unspoiled vegetation. Villa de Palmas is in a class of its own catering to the affluent client.

The Estate's crown jewel, our secluded powdery and pearlescent pink-sand beach is just a moments walk down a stepping stoned and sand pathway lined with sea lilies. With its crescent shape stretching 3 miles and an abundance of natural sand dunes with sea oat grass, sea grapes and coconut palms, you will be immersed in its tranquility. Stroll along the shore at waters edge and you will soon discover the hidden coves welcoming you to take a dip in the warm crystal clear turquoise water. On your way back, pause at the beach’s entrance under a palm thatched-roof Tiki. Our favorite is the Beach Bungalow complete with bedding or lounges and colorful drapes for those who want a bit more privacy. Six whimsical and colorful designer chairs invite you to take a siesta under our larger palm thatched-roof Tiki after your beach walk - the perfect venue for gazing at the sea while you listen to the songs of the wind through the casuarinas. Tune in or tune out this is a perfect setting for mindless relaxation. You may be there all day, it truly is paradise.

More Details

Bruce Palmer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Bruce Palmer

Both my wife Dhjanna and I are the grateful owners of this beautiful Mediterranean Estate on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas...Villa de Palmas. "Palmas'" meaning many palms describes the estate quite well. The Land was purchased in 1989. After many years of hard work the estate was complete in 2000. We truly are amazed at how well it all turned out and continue to add improvements. My wife and I have 2 wonderful girls 18 and 22. I am an international airline pilot for a major airline in the USA. Our home is between Ft. Lauderdale and Philadelphia, we frequently travel to the Philippines where my wife is from for family visits. Needless to say we manage quite busy lives. Our goal is to share what we have through this unique way of offering the estate. It is a real joy to hear all the vacation experiences of our guests over the years. Life is beautiful and we feel very blessed. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our site and we look forward to having you as our personal guests in our beautiful home on the lovely island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

Bruce Palmer purchased this estate in 1989

Why Bruce Palmer chose Central Eleuthera

The most beautiful beaches on earth.

What makes this estate unique

Multiple week rental includes one cleaning per week. Rates are subject to change without notice, please contact us for current rates. Transportation or Car rental can be arranged at time of booking. In the near future we may include 1 or 2 cars (Volvo V70 or Subaru Sportswagon) with property. Please inquire about any other special requests you may have and we will do our best to accommodate your party.


Central Eleuthera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Azure - toilet , shower , bidet , Large Glass shower, seat
    Palms - toilet , shower , bidet , Also can be accessed privately from great room, has seat.
    Sunrise - toilet , shower , bidet
    Sunset - toilet , shower , bidet , Can be accessed privately from great room.
  • (4)The Main Home 'Azure' bath has a large walk-in glass shower. All 4 baths have hand held bidets.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Azure - 1 king , Private Balcony, Reclining Chair for reading or relaxing.
    Palms - 1 queen , Balcony
    Sunrise - 1 queen , Balcony
    Main & Cottage Greatrooms - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 3 sleep sofa /futon , Main home: 1 Queen sofa bed. Cottage: 2 single sofa beds.
    Sunset - 1 queen , Balcony
  • The Larger MAIN Home has 2 master bedrooms. The Grand "Azure" Room has a King bed and large walk in glass shower area, a relaxing reclining Chair and a Private Balcony with Ocean Views. The "Palms" Room has a Queen bed. It shares a private end of the wrap around loggia with Ocean Views. The smaller separate private COTTAGE home has 2 master bedrooms. The "Sunrise" Room has a Queen bed and shares a private end of the loggia with Ocean Views. The "Sunset" room has a Queen bed with has its own private Balcony overlooking the estates fountain and pond with west views of palms. Also included: The Main Home enjoys a queen sofa bed in the Great Room with private access to a full bathroom. The Cottage Great Room enjoys 2 single sofa beds with private access to a full bathroom. Baby Cribs (1) This is a 3 in 1 type crib for either home. Crib, Playpen, Changing. We also have an infant high chair.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Private Pool/House project under consideration for the near future.


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Grand Eco Friendly Secluded Private Pink Sand Beach Front Mediterranean Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Excellent property, wonderful area. We all enjoyed our stay, adults, kids and infants.

  • 5 of 5

The property was exceptional, clean, maintained, amazing views, private beach. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Class Villa de Palmas vacation on Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I & our 2 adult sons absolutely love Villa de Palmas. Spectacular view of the ocean with a constant breeze & crashing waves that will lull you to sleep at night. The main house & cottage are very roomy & well appointed with every amenity you will ever need. This is a very special place. We are definitely coming back. Lot's to see & do on Eleuthera. Anne Bethel, Property Manager & her husband Clyde are wonderful people, very attentive to all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty much the best I've rented on Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

Hi there, you are smart to read the reviews for this island. Many people love it and visit often. We also post reviews and you can see what works for you and maybe not for others. I am one of those that loves the island and has stayed in many homes over the years. This home is the best so far. And I find that this home had pretty much everything. What is the one thing they didn't have that I don't mind? An air conditioner in the main room of the main house. That's it. All the private rooms had them. I just say that so you get the answer right away, but the REAL story here is how PERFECT this place truly is. The location, the kitchen is TRULY fully equipped (GOOD pots and pans, GOOD coffee maker, GOOD oven, several cooking utensils). With a gas range which is hard to find on the island. Also a water filtration system, so no buying huge jugs of drinking water (the only rental home I've ever seen like this on the island), what comes from the sink is just fine and a HUGE benefit to you. The beach is SPOTLESS. There are toys and floaties, although I used none. The grill area is very nice, the patio as well. There's a cute covered thatch towards the beach with 4 adirondack chairs perfect for falling asleep during the day. On an island that typically has indoor and outdoor bugs, I never saw one bug inside, not a spider or even an ant. I put my breakfast on the ledge outdoors to take a picture and a hummingbird came by, first I've seen of that on the island. I mean this is just a perfect location, quiet, off the road and steps from the beach. I mean, I've stayed at many homes and the main problem is things aren't as advertised. This place has internet that works. Cable channels that work (many other homes have cable, but it's just a few networks with many highlighted, but none visible). A phone that works. A functional kitchen (other homes have warped pans, dull knives, etc). And the bathrooms are nice and spacious. Good water pressure. I really can't say enough good things. This will be my 5th year visiting the island and I stupidly skipped over this one because it seemed like too much house for me, even with the ability to rent the guest house as a single traveler, I chose the main house and was very pleased. I'm happy I finally decided on this home. Even if you are traveling with just two people the main house is great or get the guest house, it's plenty enough for two people. The high ceilings and space in the main home are worth the extra bit. Rent this!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best on Double Bay!

  • 5 of 5

Both the main house and the guest house were equipped with all we needed for a fantastic stay. The gazebo near the beach was the perfect place to enjoy Eleuthera's unmatched beach. Property was perfectly maintained and Anne, the manager, was wonderful. The owner was exceptional; his handbook covered everything one needs to know when staying in Eleuthera. We've been to this island a few times and this house is by far the best. We had a simply fabulous week at Villa de Palmas.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcoming Villa de Palmas

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Eleuthera and we were extremely pleased with this amazing property. The villa is well equipped & maintained. The kitchen has everything you need, and each bedroom has its on separate bathroom and balcony. The balconies offer panoramic views as far as the eye can see...along side of relaxing ocean breezes. The ocean temperature is absolutely perfect. The owner was very hospitable and made us feel right at home. This property is highly recommended for anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable luxury get away.

Additional notes:

If you are traveling to Eleuthera for the first time it is highly recommended that you make arrangements to follow a driver from the rental car company to the home as some of the roads do not have street signs.

Also important to check the ferry schedules if you are not flying directly into Eleuthera.

Warmest Regards,

Alex & Michele

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Double Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This has been our second stay at Villa de Palmas. That should say something, and we've just rebooked for April of 2014. This property has been perfect for us. Two suites seperated by a great room/kitchen provide plenty of privacy, and if more bedrooms are needed, a detached garage with a two bedroom/2 bath cottage provides plenty of space for a larger group if needed. The bedrooms are air conditioned if needed, and the a/c is easy to use and effective. The kitchen is well equiped with everything you need including sharp knives and an abundance of cooking ware, and serving ware. We love the seclusion of Double Bay, but also appreciate how convenient it is to whatever you need. It's location 5 minutes south of Palmetto Point, or 15 minutes south of Gov. Harb. allows convience to whatever you need. The home has wifi, for those that need to be connected!

The property is well taken care of, and considerting the smack it took from Hurrican Sandy recently I was pleasantly surprised how great the house and property looked. A nice pathway leads from the house to the beach with a shower available for after beach rinsing, and closer to the beach is tiki hut for escape from the sun, or a nice shady place to enjoy a tall Goombay Smash!

Double Bay beach is great for walking and for the snorkeler, plenty of reefs to explore. The prevailing breeze out of the southeast coming off the ocean feels spectacular.

The property manager, Anne, is very attentive and responsive if anything requires attention. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to friends and family. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
GHB(Govornors Harbor), RSD(Rock Sound), ELH
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mate and Jennies
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Bahamas Fast Ferries
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Cotton Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mate and Jennies
Car: recommended

Double Bay is a private sub division on Eleuthera located just north of Windermere Island or between Palmetto Point and Savanna Sound communities. It has a pristine scalloped pink sand beach with a few small islands just off the coast making it one of the most picturesque areas on the island. The island of Eleuthera is 110 miles in length and Villa de Palmas is in the middle so travel north or south, whether it's just sightseeing, diving, fishing, shopping, or just take in a local restaurant, you will find something for everyone. Known for its people friendly atmosphere, one soon becomes attached to the island life quickly. Villa de Palmas can be that family vacation you are looking for, a romantic getaway, or the business trip to entertain your clients. Come enjoy a little piece of island life.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Villa de Palmas is a LARGE ESTATE consisting of 2 homes that is perfect for families/parties who want to be together yet private. The private Larger Main Home can accommodate up to 4 guests in 2 master bedrooms and 2 children in a queen sofa bed in great room. The private Cottage can accommodate up to 4 guests in 2 master bedrooms and 2 children in 2 single sofa beds in great room. Children under 2 are Free. Maximum 12 guests. Your party will be automatically booked in the Larger Main Home first up to 4/6 guests (maximum), then the Cottage (Entire Estate) will be included once over that amount of (maximum) guests. *You may also request to occupy the Cottage (Entire Estate) which can be added to your booking, regardless of the (maximum) amount of guests in your party, for an extra fee of $300.00. Our estate policy is for the "same party" booked in either home assuring your privacy, unless agreed to in advance, which affords a discounted rate for both parties booking. If applicable, VAT Taxes may be included in the rate quote. Payments can be made using PayPal, Credit Card, Wire, or Certified Bank Check and a Standard Fee will be applied to Paypal or Credit Card transactions when applicable. Rates are subject to change. Quotes are estimates only and will be reviewed and confirmed once submitted. Please contact us via inquiry to re-confirm total cost of booking. Its always highly recommended protecting your vacation as an investment with "Property Damage Protection" and "Cancellation" insurance offered on this site. If you do Not provide proof of "Property Damage Protection" insurance there will be a $1,000 security deposit required. We are offering our home to you with great trust and will make every effort to make your vacation booking as quickly and easy as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.