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Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The house is built to take advantage of its location on the water with bedrooms and living area facing the ocean. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; the second bedroom has twins that can be converted to a king. Plenty of linens provided. This house works well for 2 couples because of the way it is laid out with bedrooms on each end and a common living area in the center. Bedrooms and living area open to the front deck and water. Each bedroom has its own covered sitting area that joins the front deck. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-furnished. Or, guests could elect to have a true Bahamian meal cooked for them at the house by contacting Sue Knowles; her number is posted at the house. Many local restaurants are within easy driving distance to the house. The property offers privacy. Serenity Cove home is tucked back in a cove and sits in the center of three lots, all owned by the property owner. Watch the night life on the water with the help of high-beam lighting that covers the cove area. Ten Bay Beach is one of the nicest beaches on Eleuthera; great for sunbathing, swimming, walking, and snorkeling right from the beach. Vacationers enjoy getting into the water in front of the house for swimming and snorkeling, or going to the beach which is a short 50 yards through the water. Many folks vist the entire island, but say their favorite place is right at Ten Bay Beach! A favorite past time is feeding fish from the deck. Renter has two kayaks available for rent at the rate of $100 per week for 2 single kayaks. The deck on this house is high and over coral rock. We always caution folks with small children. If you are an island visitor, you realize the tiny no-see-ums also love the area. We recommend that visitors who are sensitive, bring needed repellent. Water shoes are also recommended to avoid the sea urchins. The wrap-around deck offers you sun (or not) from 3 locations. Guests have explored this island from top to bottom and have found great beaches to explore. Many folks enjoy traveling south to Tarpum Bay to purchase fresh fish from the docks; wait until mid-afternoon. We recommend reading the guest book for ideas, and also entering your own for others to explore. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.

Keywords: House with a view

More Details

Rock & Nell Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Rock & Nell Walker chose Bahamas

Our goal was to find an island where we felt safe, and with people we felt were genuinely friendly. After searching many islands in the Bahamas, we found that on Eleuthera.

Ten Bay Beach and its surrounding cove area supports an abundance of sea life that feed on the coral. Renters are delighted to watch a variety of fish from the deck.

While the island offers a slow-paced and peaceful vacation, a number of restaurants can be found within easy driving distance of the house. Many visitors enjoy purchasing fish from the docks at Tarpum Bay or Governor's Harbour and cooking at home. Grocery stores on the island offer almost anything you need.

What makes this house unique

If you are hunting peace and quiet, and you love the beach, and being in the water, Ten Bay Beach is as good as it gets!


Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , easily converted to king; linen provided; full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , full bath adjoins bedroom; new bedroom furnishings 2014
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twins can convert to king; full bath adjoins each bedroom. Bedrooms newly furnished in 2014.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
One of the main features of this house is its location, in front of the house is a wide cove that is housed by grouper, yellow tail and other fish, Often visitors are delighted to see rays and manta rays swim by, and an occasional nurse shark. it's fun to feed the fish from the deck, flood lights light up the cove at night to showcase the night life on the water


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews

Serenity Cove perfectly describes this house and its position overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We have now been to this lovely house twice. The most recent stay lasted for two months. February gave us good weather, calm seas, few people and deserted beaches. March brought northely and often cold winds and more people taking Spring breaks. Ten Bay is a sheltered Cove ideal for swimming and walking. Sand Dollars aplenty. And on occasion Jelly fish too. A sea of moods changing from mirror flat to crashing waves against the low rocky cliffs and everything in between. Sail boats and motor cruisers often came to anchor below the house and stay for a night or two or three.

Eleuthera is becoming more developed. But Ten Bay is a haven of peace and tranquility and the house perfectly positioned.

Help is at hand whenever necessary. Arthur for any problems, and to Sue for making sure the house is spotlessly clean thank you.

We look forward to returning next year, and to Nell and Rock a big thank you for allowing us to have two wonderful months in your home.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear new friends, Thank you for taking time to write a review for folks who do read these, and appreciate learning about the island and Serenity Cove at Ten Bay. Thank you for always staying on top of things at the house and for being such easy guests to have stay at Serenity Cove. Arthur and Sue do appreciate your comments as well. We enjoyed our e-mails visits with you! And, our neighbors enjoyed getting to know you two! You are always welcome back! Rock & Nell
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Tampa FL

Birthday Week Visit!

  • 5 of 5

That house is really great. The setup is perfect for 2 couples to share without getting in each other's way. Great deck and everything you need for swimming or beaching was provided for us.

Ten Bay beach is a very short walk down the road and is an awesome, secluded beach.

We were able to explore the Island from our central location without too much effort.

Rock & Nell were great with communication and answered all of our questions before our visit.

We spent most of our week at the house and in the fabulous cove in the back of the house . Everything you need is right there.


  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the house and your visit. We are so glad that you chose to celebrate your birthday at Serenity Cove at Ten Bay Beach. And, that it worked out well for you. Come back for another visit. Rock & Nell
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excellent vacation

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this lovely home with my 8 year old son, husband, and mom. We had an absolute blast. First, we had some issues with the home such as the telephone not working and the refrigerator and wifi being out; however, we travel the world and we understood that being on an Island has different expectations from washington DC. So we sat back and just enjoyed the ride. Arthur worked hard to fix the problems and the owners went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of for the issues. Back to the home, we would love to come back to this haven. This was the best beach for us. My husband and I are avid scuba divers (having dove in Bali, Sri Lanka, all over the Carribean), we wanted to get our son comfortable with snorkeling. Could not have picked a better spot. The home is on a very peaceful cove with lots of fish to see in the water. We saw the grouper, huge schools of fish, some rays, a rare bat fish, lobster, tons of crabs. We snorkeled and my son fished all day long. We rented the kayaks and enjoyed kayaking around the cove whenever we pleased. There is a short path around the house that my mother took to get the beach. We spent most of our time at the house. We did drive around the island to visit the beautiful deserted beaches. We mostly cooked at home but had some great meals. We did not get eaten alive by any bugs. Also, the owners were wonderful about answering all of my questions. The home is great for a small family or two couples. It's not fancy but we loved it and would really love to go back. The only issue holding us back is the island airline which is always late and caused us a missed connection. Grocery stores are a bit lacking but we made by with lots of visits to the nearby organic market (amazing homemade bread) and fresh fish from the fish monger (its 1 man in a beaten up dive suit)---what an experience...highly recommend it for those seeking quiet relaxation at your own pace and on island time. Especially for those of you not looking for the Nassau experience, this is the Bahamas many years ago before the tourists took over. We fell in love with Eleuthera at Serenity Cove.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Serenity Cove. And, thank you for understanding that sometimes on an island, storms can cause electrical outages. Our caretaker does respond quickly and attempts to take care of any problems. He wants folks to enjoy the beautiful island of Eleuthera. So glad that you enjoyed the island; we hope that you will return to stay with us in the future. And thank you for your patience and understanding. Rock & Nell Walker
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  • 5 of 5

We love visiting all the beaches of Eleuthera but when we stay at Serenity Cove there really is no need to go anywhere else. It's truly paradise. The water is beautiful. The snorkeling is great. There are beautiful starfish as well as tropical fish right around the house and surrounding area. The marine life is incredible at times. The most beautiful sunset we've ever seen was at Serenity Cove. This last visit had a beautiful double rainbow in the middle of the day with the sun shining through the clouds. It was a vision to behold. I cannot express enough what a beautiful place this is and how nice the home is. The house is clean and beds are very comfortable. You won't want to leave once you're there!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan & JoLinda, Thank you for your return visits to Serenity Cove at Ten Bay Beach. We are so glad that you enjoy the island as much as we do. The canvas boat picture and other framed pictures in our house are works of art shared by JoLinda. We agree, the island has much to offer; but, the best part is returning home to Ten Bay Beach!
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may 2015

  • 5 of 5

great place !! great view !! perfect beach !! other than the seasonal no see uhms

snorkling around the house is excellant !!

the home is laid out and set up quite well !!

best dinner out -- tippys ( expensive but worth the trip

best place in gov harbour bucceneers club on the banks rd behind eleuthera supply

sunsets is a close second

best grocery is in rock sound although between barrows and eleuthera supply you can find what you need

the conch shack (thereasa) in tarpum sound can arrange fresh fish with her brother -- dont count on the guide books that you can buy fish at 3 pm on the docs talk to thersea

best gift shop is island girl on the way to looking glass bridge

second best normas in town

best local beer in my book is sands light !!!!! buy at barrrows 45.00 a case

shelling ? best place hands down is bullocks beach on the way to tarpum bay see the book and watch for the beach access sign

we had a great time !! great place thanks for having us

dave, bonnie and rhonda

fyi water access from house -- you will need dive boots to do this safely

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Dave, Bonnie & Rhonda, Wow! You folks covered a lot of ground and water while you were on the island. Thanks for all the great recommendations to folks. We are glad that you enjoyed the house, Ten Bay and the Island. Yes, we always recommend that folks wear surf mocks or dive boots work also. Please come again!
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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Terrific Spot

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for serenity then Serenity Cove certainly delivers. Peaceful, beautiful and private. Centrally located on the island, so easy to do day trips north, south or in the area. Or just stay where you are with a private cove, one of the best beaches on the island, snorkeling, a perfect deck for relaxing. From early morning coffee watching the marine life to star gazing at night... it's a great spot. Turn on the deck lights at night to illuminate the cove and watch the wide variety of fish, rays, etc. House is very clean, plenty of room, all you can ask to meet your personal and cooking needs. Due to the irregularities of island services, we had no phone or internet for the week of our stay, but it just made it all that more relaxing. Rock and Nell were very good to deal with. Highly recommend this getaway on Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time on the island. And, thank you for sharing your lovely comments about Ten Bay beach, the island, and the house. We greatly appreciate that you took the time. Please come back! We are sorry about the issues with Bahamas Telecommunications. Hopefully, this will be resolved quickly as others are also affected by the irregularities. Thank you, Rock & Nell
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Nearest Beach
Ten Bay Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located along the coral rock that extends off the beautiful Ten Bay Beach, truly one of the best beaches on Eleuthera. The house is centered on 3 lots, offering privacy for guests and a cove that offers visitors their own aquarium. The island offers services for fishing, snorkeling and diving trips, boating; have a Bahamian meal cooked right in your home! Kayaks are available for rent by owner at $100 per week for 2 single kayaks. If rented, these must be rented for entire stay as kayaks are locked at end of stay. Unique to Eleuthera Island is water taxi access to both Harbour Island and/or the fishing village of Spanish Wells. Traveling North to get to either island, you will pass over the Looking Glass bridge, once painted by Homer Winslow. A must stop for great photos of the cliffs and the joining of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Eleuthera is a long and narrow island with beach access roads throughout the island. Guests have found beautiful hide-a-way beaches to explore. The house is conveniently located in the middle (the elbow) of the island which makes it convenient for exploring both ends of this 100 mile island. Each community offers unique restaurants and shopping. The Southern end of the island offers its own unique villages of Tarpum Bay (fresh seafood from the docks), Rock Sound (Blue Hole and nice shopping center), Cape Eleuthera and the pristine Lighthouse Beach. Guests tell us they enjoy exploring the island and coming back to relax on the deck, enjoying the view right in front of them. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.


Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

over 2 people/day/guest $15
Pet Fee $50

Check in time: 3:00 PM; Check-out time: 10:00 a.m. See general description for driving directions to property. Between December 15 and January 10, a holiday restriction of a 7 night booking is in place as short stays during this time negatively impact booking opportunities. You may stay a shorter period; however, your rate is calculated for a full week. Pets are limited to one animal that is house broken and weighs less than 25 pounds. The pet fee is $50 for one week and $8 for each additional day over one week.

Year Round $1250/week (7 nights-2 persons, includes cleaning on arrival) $15 Additional Person per day. 2 kayaks rental: $100 per week; $500 deposit for each week will hold your reservation. Cancellations 30 days of arrival receive a refund. Otherwise deposit applied to new reservation within one (1) year. Accept only personal check, bank check or money order (US funds). No paypal or credit cards.

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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