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Matthew Simon EVR

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Private Beachfront Estate with 2 Pools, Home Theater, on Pink Sand Beach!

35 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Central Eleuthera Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 7 baths, Sleeps 16

Under new ownership (April 2014) and extensively remodeled and expanded in May-July 2014, Kataluma features many improvements and updates including an additional bedroom suite and a new beachfront infinity pool. Set on a powdery pink-sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, Kataluma is a grand 6-bedroom, 6½-bath beachfront estate on Double Bay. This new and secluded 5000 sf home has two levels of living space. The upper floor features a vast open-plan great room with 20 feet of sliding glass doors for stunning beach and ocean views. At night, this room becomes a home theater with surround-sound, CD/DVD player, and 10’ movie screen with film library. The lower floor of Kataluma features a second family room, a recreation room with 8-foot slate pool table and flat-screen satellite TV.

Outside, luxuriate in our new oceanfront heated infinity pool, or in our backyard pool on the west side of the house. Lounge in our shady beachside tiki hut. Explore our offshore islands and reefs with our kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and snorkel gear, or explore the land on our beach bikes. Kataluma has excellent snorkeling on the beautiful coral reefs right off the beach in front of the house. Grill and enjoy your day's catch on a variety of oceanfront and poolside patios and decks.

The upper level of Kataluma has four bedroom suites (2 king and 2 queen beds). Each has its own name and design theme (Hibiscus, Gecko, Lotus, Frangipani) hand-carved on the wooden transom over the door. The doors are recessed into hallways to give private entry off the main living areas. Each bedroom has its own private bath, each with a unique design and style.

The lower level of Kataluma features a new downstairs master suite with a king bed and private bathroom. The second downstairs bedroom is a bunk room that sleeps up to 8 and has a dedicated bathroom. It is furnished with a full-on-full bunk bed and two standard-width bunk bed sets.

The lower level of Kataluma also features a second living room with a 42” flat screen TV with satellite service, and a game room with professional slate pool table with pub table, pub stools and spectator chairs for pool playing enthusiasts.

Kataluma’s gourmet kitchen will satisfy the most demanding chef. A 15-foot center island gives plenty of space for preparing your in-home meals. Or have our cook do it for you!

The stainless steel Bosch appliances include a glass cook top with downward draft ventilation, wall oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher to facilitate the needs of guests, chefs and staff.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the accoutrements needed to prepare your culinary delights including Wusthof knives, Boos board, blender, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee-maker, rice maker, crock pot, and a selection of spices and seasonings. Just outside the kitchen area is a large built-in Jenn-Aire gas cooking grill for your barbecue and grilling selections.

If you wish to dine outside, there is a convenient deck situated just outside the kitchen’s sliding glass doors, so that you can enjoy views of the west swimming pool, garden area, the sprawling coconut forest and spectacular sunsets. Adjacent to the ocean side pool, there is seating for 12 at our outdoor mahogany dining table.

Housekeeping is provided two times a week at Kataluma, Monday and Thursday. If you would like more frequent housekeeping, it can be arranged. A cook can be arranged upon request.

Kataluma Amenities:

• Two Swimming Pools

• Oceanfront Tiki Hut

• Gas Grill

• Three 2-person and Two one-person kayaks

• 3 Stand-up paddle boards

• 6 Beach bikes

• Snorkel gear (2-3 adult sets – you may want to bring your own for proper fit)

• Beach umbrellas

• Beach chairs/ chaises

• Central air conditioning

• WIFI

• CD/DVD Player with I-pod docking station

• Surround Sound System

• 10’ Movie Projection Screen

• DVD Player with Movie Library

• Satellite TV

• Landline telephone (please purchase calling card to make long-distance calls)

• Upstairs laundry with washer and dryer

• Downstairs laundry with washer and dryer

• R/O Water Purification System

• Blender/Toaster/Coffee Maker/Rice Maker/Crock Pot

• Spices, Seasonings

• Baby High chair

• Baby Crib

• Board Games and Books

• Safe

• Hair Dryers

NOTE: Sometimes a storm will pull sand from this beach and leave it rocky for a time, but the sand always comes back soon to what it looks like in these (actual and untouched) photos. There is very long stretch of beach just to the right (south) of our home that is never rocky.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Matthew Simon EVR (Property Manager)
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Kataluma is an absolutely gorgeous home with amazing views of the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic and it's pink sand beaches. Our family was looking for a private & relaxing vacation, and this home exceeded our expectations. We were hard pressed to leave our own little piece of paradise to explore the island, as we stayed at home most of the time. We did drive down to Rock Sound, which has better grocery selections, and even better prices, including alcohol. A rental car is a must. We drove over to the Caribbean side of the island a few times, and were not disappointed. The views & the water were breathtaking. We dined at Tippy's restaurant once, and would not return. We felt it was more of a tourist trap, the food was mediocre, and prices were high. Mate & Jenny's is just down the road, the atmosphere was more welcoming, and the pizza was delicious. We hired a chef, Manasseh, to cook for us at the house. His prices & food were above the rest, better than any restaurant we found. His conch fritters are to die for! Hiring him was the best decision we made about our meals. The island is quiet & quaint, and the islanders are very friendly. We would love to visit Eleuthera again, and we certainly would love to rent Kataluma again! Don't think we could've had a better week of relaxation, weather, and most importantly, spending time with each other making memories. Special thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us & to Matt for helping us decide on a home that was perfect for our families.
Jul 2013
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4.8
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Private Beachfront Estate with 2 Pools, Home Theater, on Pink Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.8285713 based on 41 reviews
5

60th Anniversary Trip to Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

We would all like to thank you for allowing us the pleasure of staying at the incomparable villa called Kataluma.

This is an excellent property for large groups.

With six bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths it was perfect for the twelve of us.

The Atlantic was close and the pools were right there and well maintained.

The beach is gorgeous. No one is on it but you and your party.

We had a wonderful day at lighthouse beach even though Steve didn't appreciate us taking the suburbans on the rough road getting there.

Pauline and Maxine fixed us a delicious Bahamian dinner one night and came back another time and prepared breakfast.

We spent another wonderful day on Savanna Sound with Fishbone Tours. Julius (Capt. Bubba) and Ken were very knowledgeable of the sea life and surrounding area. We were shown many celebrity's homes on a boat ride around Windermere Island. They even fixed conch salad and burgers for us on the beach.

Our adventuresome grandsons took kayaks out and landed on the two outer islands.

One afternoon a dolphin swam within 15 feet of us while we were cooling off in the Atlantic.

The celebration of Sharon's and Larry's 60th anniversary was with dinner on the deck at the 1648 Bar and Grill. We got a huge tureen of rum punch before dinner. The punch wasn't very good but it disappeared.

We picked up some Stubbs BBQ for our last night's dinner.

Everyone wants to stay another week.

Thank you all for a wonderful experience.

We have all felt the love of Eleuthera.

Now the other stuff that would have been nice to have: Umbrellas for the lounges on the deck, half a dozen or so beach chairs would have been great to take to the beach, the infinity pool never did work, and the younger of the group were disappointed that the exterior speakers didn't work.

This should not detract from the fact that we could not have found a nicer, decently maintained property for our large group. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

Larry and Sharon

8/6-13/16

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. We apologize for the problem with the infinity pool pump. It has been replaced and the infinity edge is working again.
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The BEST vacation we have ever taken!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a family vacation with 4 adult couples, 8 children (ages 10-19) and a great-grandmother. Kataluma could not have been more perfect for our family! The home was spacious, with room and privacy for everyone. While we visited a few of the restaurants on the island, most of our meals were enjoyed, as a family, in the open kitchen. Everyone enjoyed use of the kayaks and snorkel gear to explore the islands and reefs just outside. We spent most days enjoying the beautiful pools, snorkeling and even scuba-diving on the reefs just outside.

The people of Eleuthera are incredibly gracious and friendly. We felt completely safe everywhere we went on the island. The beaches on Eleuthera are AMAZING! Make sure you take a trip to Lighthouse beach, it is worth the drive to the south tip of the island. This is, by far, the most beautiful beach we have ever seen!

We had the most amazing week and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Kataluma's newest fans!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough nice things to say about this property. I worked with its property manager, Matt Simon, to set up the booking. We were looking to rent a home for our family and ourselves the week before we got married on Eleuthera. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful when seeking out a home. Kataluma was incredible! It is beautifully done, has a wide open floor plan, and each of the bedrooms has a full bath. All the finishing and fixtures are top notch. The attention to detail and design is remarkable. The location was awesome for us, since we hadn't been to the island before, we could go north to explore, or south to explore, without it being too long of a drive in either direction. The pink sand beach it's situated on is absolutely gorgeous. There are rocks out front that gather a little pool at at low tide which was fun for shell hunting, and soft sand beach to the right for swimming. The house was equipt with lots of toys! - paddle boards, (that we took to ten bay beach which is right down the road and probably the prettiest beach you'll ever see. (Also nice and calm if you have smaller ones with you) kayaks - everyone enjoyed kayaking out to see the little islands off Kataluma. As well as plenty other fun beach stuff. We spent most of our days relaxing by the stunning infinity pool, and if that's not enough, there is another pool located on the other side of the house. We actually would head there if it got too windy. The kitchen is fully equipt with anything you need as well. We went fishing and grilled up our catches. We made a point to sit down to family dinner every night at the big beautiful table overlooking the great views! Family dinners were everyone's favorite part. The home was so beautiful, we used the courtyard area for many of our wedding photos before we headed to our venue. The maintenence & housekeeping staff, Martin & Violet, were fabulous! They gave us great info on the island, and were a pleasure to talk to and were literally there in minutes if we needed anything. We even left violet some of our wedding cake since her birthday was during our stay. Be sure to check out the stars late night from the pool area. The sky is amazing at night at Kataluma! My family already can't wait to go back. Thank you for incredible memories that will last a lifetime! We are for sure Kataluma's newest fans! Xo!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Week!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 people staying at Kataluma for the week to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. Ages range from 5 to 72! The house was amazing and had everything we needed. Anne was great and gave us great tips about beaches and restaurants. We had Chef Daniel come in and cook 2 dinner and a breakfast which were amazing. The house had everything we needed, and we especially enjoyed the paddleboards and the bikes. There was great snorkling right of the house, and we did take lots of trips to other parts of the island. What a week and what a house!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Private Home with a Great Layout

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Kataluma to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary with our 4 children and their families. We had a total of 14 people and had plenty of room for everyone. There was a private bedroom with ensuite bathrooms for each couple. The grandkids slept in the bunkroom and also had a bathroom for them. Between the pool table in the ground floor, the infinity pool just outside the living room, and the quick trip down to the beach, we were always busy. The layout of the kitchen, dining, living room gave us all plenty of room with no traffic problems. Everything was wonderful! We also would recommend booking a Fish Bones Tour to see the fantastic starfish, go fishing, snorkeling and see sights on Windemere Island. Taking the go carts to Lighthouse Beach is not to miss. The beach is beautiful! We truly enjoyed our entire week that just flew by. All the workers that came to the house were very pleasant and efficient. It was all just a tremendous experience! Thank You Again!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lifetime Memories for Our Whole Family

  • 5 of 5

When my parents decided they wanted to do a family getaway for their 50th wedding anniversary with all of us kids, our spouses, and our children, we considered a resort option, which turned out to be very costly once we looked into accommodations + food. Then we found Kataluma House which seemed to check all of the boxes for us: private, big enough to fit everyone in one common property, spacious, modern, with freedom & flexibility to cook our own meals & engage in the activities of our choice. Once we arrived, it more than delivered!

1. The house is amazing. The size and layout was perfectly suited for our family group of 15 (8 adults, 6 young adults in their late teens & 20's, one 7 year old). The large open gathering space connected to the kitchen with huge dining room table overlooking the ocean was breath-taking. The bedrooms with access to their own bathroom is genius and gave everyone privacy. Having a pool table, the bunk beds downstairs, and the assortment of games in the cabinet was well used and thoroughly enjoyed. The sound system and the theater equipment was also something we took full advantage of and appreciated. We laughed a lot, played lots of games, and loved the joyful spirit that the surround sound added to the ambiance.

2. The saltwater infinity pool was soothing and therapeutic! Views of the ocean in the day and night sky were heavenly!

3. The recreational equipment provided were spot on. We not only enjoyed the water equipment but also trekked out on the sand bikes.

3. The Housekeeping crew & caretaker were superb & delightful. All of those who came to assist us with cleaning and household needs were so attentive and warm. We felt well taken care of! Big thanks to Anne and her team! :)

4. The island excursions and getaways were just what the doctor ordered, not to mention the fun fish fry our last night on the island.

5. The property management team (Matt & Tara) coordinated all of our preliminary arrangements, kept track of us, made sure we arrived, and provided us with all of the resources we asked for - including the brilliant tip about pre-ordering our groceries to have them delivered & put away by the time we arrived on the property!

Overall, this trip was about as memorable as we could have hoped for. I think our favorite part is how "non-commercial" and serene the island of Eleuthera is which lent itself to a very peaceful atmosphere where we focused so much on the things that matter most.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Governors Harbour Airport (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Mate and Jenny's
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Mate and Jenny's
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
Double Bay

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Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 14 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Aug 28 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$10,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$10,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.5%

Rates are for up to 10 guests. For each additional guest add $400 per week. (Toddlers under 4 are free.)
Note: We set the rates this way to make the house more affordable for small groups who use less utilities and create less wear and tear.

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Amenities

Central Eleuthera Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Downstairs bunk room - 2 double , 4 twin/ single , two twin bunk beds and one full on full bunk bed, sleeps 8
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King, en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , en-suite bath
    Guest 1 - 1 queen , en suite bath
    Guest 2 - 1 king , En suite bath
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , en suite bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Housekeeping is provided twice a week, Monday and Thursday. A cook can be arranged upon request. Other outdoor amenities not mentioned above: • Oceanfront Tiki Hut • Hammock, Swing, Benches • Snorkel gear (2-3 adult sets – you may want to bring your own for proper fit) • Rafts • Beach umbrellas • Boogie boards

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