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'Serenity', an Island Retreat for Lovers

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Se-ren-i-ty, noun, 'the state of being calm, tranquil and relaxed'.

Serenity is our home. We welcome others when we go "on vacation". This is usually a month in early summer and again during the Christmas holidays. Check our calendar for availability. Several of our guests return year after year.

The perfect place for your first or fiftieth 'honeymoon'. Serenity is a 4 acre, private, secluded estate located in the center of the pink sand beach known as Double Bay. The house overlooks multi-hued turquoise blue waters and each room has a view of the sea.

This home for the discriminating couple is furnished with the elements of an elegant lifestyle.

Fine china, crystal, original artwork and sculpture reflect the colors of the Bahamian sky, sea and the pink sand beach. Every effort has been made to make you comfortable, to enjoy the romance of being together, so that when you have to depart you will truly understand why this home is called 'Serenity'.

Serenity is the perfect getaway for couples. A chilled bottle of Champagne awaits your arrival. Enjoy a glass as you marvel at the beauty of the sea views from every room as you explore your 'honeymoon' retreat. There is a small open air hut near the beach which is perfect for an afternoon massage (table provided, bring your own oils) After a day at the beach, or at night, the gazebo is a perfect place to unwind or just lay back and marvel at how many stars are in

the sky.

This is your secluded oasis in paradise. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, beach-combing, shelling or just bathing in the sun are only a few steps down a garden path.

You can see every star in the sky on a moonless night or read a book under the light of a full moon. You may come to believe you're on a deserted island, but, within a 15-20 minute drive you'll find fine dining, great 'island' music, the Friday night 'Fish Fry' on the beach and more. Some guests never leave the property, others explore the caves, cliffs and dozens of secluded beaches of Eleuthera.

We love to eat!! Lobster, stone crab, grouper, snapper, lionfish, lamb, goat, chicken souse, cracked conch, fritters, peas 'n' rice and, yes, even filet mignon are available on Eleuthera. If you're eating out there are a variety of Bahamian and trendy 'gourmet' restaurants within a few miles of Serenity. If you're dining in, the kitchen is equipped with everything a chef needs to prepare anything from broiled lobster to sushi, to fondue to a Gran Marnier souffle'.

Staying in? The DVD collection contains over 1000 movies from comedies and 'chick flicks' to action/adventure movies. The CD collection has everything from Mozart to Jerry Lee Lewis (sorry, no hip-hop) as well as the music channels on the direct TV satellite system. There are over 100 books ranging from Bahamian history to romance, mysteries, intrigue, etc.

Going out? Don't miss "1648", Fish Fry on Friday or 'Tippy's' on Saturday. Stop at the tourist office in Governors Harbour to ask about local festivals called 'Homecomings' or 'Junkanoo' at Christmas and New Years.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2017


Central Eleuthera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
automatic standby generator


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(6 traveler reviews)

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'Serenity', an Island Retreat for Lovers
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Dallas, Texas


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Serenity for our anniversary and we had a wonderful visit. The house was beautiful, with tremendous views of the property and the ocean. Mark and his wife have done an amazing job of decorating the home with personal and local truly felt like an island home.

The property was landscaped wonderfully, with access to the beach, and there were two separate lounging areas that overlooked the water. The gazebo down at the beach was handy and allowed for a great water view too.

The beach was simply awesome. 3 miles of seclusion, and we only saw two other families while there. My wife and I walked the beach each day and marveled at the scenery, the white/pink sand, and the turquoise water. The pictures do not do justice to the actual views you have from the property and on the beach.

Mark has made the home very "user friendly" A very nice flat screen TV and a video collection of practically every movie you can imagine made evenings very nice. The outdoor rainwater showers were simply amazing.

Mark was very helpful and finding a car rental, directions to the home, and around the island, as well as suggesting restaurants.

The visit was outstanding and I would definitely recommend this home to anyone. We will definitely return. Thanks Mark.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best spot in Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to Eleuthera every year for the last 10 years, and have stayed at many spots. Serenity tops them all. It is on Double Bay, which is a spectacular beach, wonderful for long walks, beautiful white/pink sand. The house is located just perfectly for easy sandy swimming access with snorkeling near by. The house is wonderful (can't fully appreciate how beautiful it is in the photos). The kitchen has absolutely everything you might want- and I mean everything!! The linens are very high-quality, beds are comfortable. The view from the house is breathtaking- massive palm trees with the ocean behind. The landscaping on the property helps to provide the over-all feeling of being at a very-high end estate. The owners were terrific to deal with. If you stay here, you will be very, very happy, as we were!

Double Bay is a great location on Eleuthera- about 15 min from Governor's Harbor, and close to the Island Farm (fresh bread and cinnamon buns are a must on Tues and Friday mornings). It is easy to explore both North and South parts of the island using this as a home base- but you may never want to leave, because you won't find a better spot than right in front of you.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about Serenity. We love it here and are happy we can share it with others when we go on vacation.
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  • 5 of 5

Serenity means calm and peaceful. This word describes everything. If you are looking for a very relaxing and peaceful vacation you don’t have to look any further. When you arrive and step into the house you can start your vacation right away. We stayed on this Island the fourth time. This house was definitely the nicest. Everything was very, very clean and nicely decorated. The only thing we had to do was getting our private stuff into the house and jumping in our bathing suites and enjoy the champagne at the Beach. Yes, the champagne was really provided. From the first minute of our arrival everything was just perfect. And the garden is like a little paradise. Very romantic and private with lots of palm trees and flowering bushes. The beach is one of the nicest here in Eleuthera. You won’t see many people. Most of the time you will have the beach for yourself. The people on this Island are the nicest we ever met. They are very friendly and helpful in any way. Our favorite restaurant is still Tippis. But there are many very good other restaurants were you can get delicious food and fresh fish. And don’t forget to stop by at the Bakery in Governors Harbor. Yami.

Eleuthera is a very interesting Island with lots to do. Whether you are an explorer or just a romantic person. We got it all here.

And the most important thing for all renters: The owner of Serenity helped us from the beginning of our booking. He was always very friendly and responded very quick answering our questions. He provided many helpful information, actually everything you need to know.

Thank you very much Mark and Kathy for sharing your little paradise with us. We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kerstin, we are so glad you enjoyed our home.
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Windham, Maine , USA

One of the Best Experiences we have Ever Had!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have travelled throughout the Caribbean and have stayed in many resorts, hotels and some villas. I have to say that vour stay at the Serenity was the best we have ever had.

The pictures on the web site do not at all do justice to the house the grounds or the beach. Selcuded, private, peacefull, inspiring are just a few words that describe Serenity and its surroundings.

This was truly on of the bst vacations we have ever had. The island of Eleuthera is magical a place we will return to many times. Probably one of the safest and easy to get around islands I have been on. If you are looking for paradise the Serenity is the place to go.

The owners of the villa were extermely helpful both before and during our stay answering all of our questions about where to go and what to do. Having lived on the lsland for more than 20 years they knew everything there was to know about Eleuthera. We were lucky enough to meet the owners while at the Serenity and really appreciated all that they did for us.

The house itself was fully equiped with everything we needed. We never wanted for anything. Comfortable, clean and up to date the house was much more than we anticpated. I can't think of one thing that we didn't have at the house.

Located just 15 minutes by car to Governors Harbor the location of the Serenity is ideal for quick trips into the town to pick up groceries or fresh fish from the local fishermen. On the way to Governors Harbor is "Island Farms" which produces annd sells it own vegetables. Twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays the farm bakes bread of all kinds. Locals and vistors line up at 9am on these days to be able to take home fresh made breads and buns.

From the Sernity a 20 minute drive will take you to one of the best seaside retauarants on the island, "Tippys". If you want to see one of the best sunsets ever I recommend the "Sunset Grill" Or if you want to watch the sun go down sitting on a beach with virtually no one around, go to "Ten Bay" beach, just five minutes from the house.

What amazed me the most was the beach at the Serenity, Double Bay". Walking onto the beach from the Serenity you could look up or down the beach in either direction, a mile in either direction, and rarely see another sole.

It is nearly impossible to decribe what it is really like to be on the island of Eleuthera, enjoying the need to check his out for yourself..enjoy!

Thank you M and K for everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterdown, Ontario, Canada

25th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

After reviewing many homes on Eleuthera, we settled on Serenity on Double Bay for our 10 day vacation. We were not disappointed; in fact, it was beyond our wildest dreams! The pictures on the website do not do justice to the actual beauty of the house, the grounds and the location. We had many days where we never left the property except to walk on the gorgeous Double Bay beach. The amenities of the house were superb with a fantastic collection of DVD’s, CD’s and books. The owner was very helpful and a joy to work while finalizing the planning our trip. We highly recommend Serenity for anyone looking for a quiet, secluded romantic vacation.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alexandria, VA

Easter Week at Serenity

  • 5 of 5

The house, location, property and beach are the complete and perfect package. If anyone is looking for a great, private getaway in a great house, Serenity is the place. We have been all around the Caribbean, stayed as some great houses in secluded spots and this is now our favorite. The owner was super helpful and a pleasure to work with in setting up our trip. The location is superb. Double Bay is at a great location on the island, with some of the best beaches nearby. I highly recommend Serenity for anyone looking for a romantic retreat or family getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2010
  • Stayed: March 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Mate & Jenny's
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Governors harbour
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dolce Vita
Car: necessary

Four acre private, secluded estate located in the center of Double Bay beach. Serenity is a home for lovers, from walks on the beach, to swimming in the turquoise waters, to massages in the beach hut, to stargazing in the open roofed gazebo your vacation is meant to be special just for the two of you. And, yet, you are but a short drive to the finest restaurants on the island. If you want to explore Eleuthera, and you will, you are centrally located on the island. You decide. After all, it's your getaway to paradise.


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