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

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

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


• 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon EVR
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

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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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Estate with 2 Pools, Home Theater, on Pink Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 45 reviews

We had a great time! The house was beautiful and had everything that you would need.

  • 5 of 5
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Awesome! The house was beautiful and the beaches are magnificent. Our group ranged in age from 10-75 and everybody had a blast. Everyone involved from the planning (Matt and Tara) to arrival (Anne) were wonderful.

The only negative was that Diet Coke was hard to find on the island!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, beautiful, peaceful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at katalumahouse was fantastic! We were two families traveling together with 3 children ages 11, 15 & 15. The house was perfect for everyone. The downstairs area was a great hangout for the kids! The boys loved the pool table. We were there for 10 days and the tv never really got used but it was a great space for them to retreat to. The kitchen area perfect also! Loved the huge table where all of us were able to dine together! It was great also for playing board games! (The house had some and we brought our favorites). The kitchen was very well equipped with all utensils, appiances etc. we cooked all but three meals so it was a great space for us! We also loved gathering around the theater movie screen at night! It was perfect family time! The house has a lot of movies but we would also bring our family favorites next time! (We would definitely go back). All bedrooms & bathrooms were great spaces and clean. Finally....the outdoor decks and pools were BEAUTIFUL! We only used the back pool once and we spent a little time on the back decks on windy days but the Oceanside pool was the real winner! Sitting on the deck or in the pool looking at the ocean gives a true sense of peace. It is gorgeous beyond words. The house had a lot of tubes for floating which was great! We brought our own just in case but never needed to blow them up! We spent days also traveling the island discovering lots of beautiful beaches and great snorkeling. The staff at the house was great! Anne, the house manager, the pool man & cleaning staff were all friendly and helpful! Finally Matt & Tara at Eleuthera vacation were a great help and their follow up with us through all aspects of the trip were fantastic! We highly recommend the island of Eleuthera, katalumahouse & Eleuthera vacations! Thanks for a family vacation of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our recent stay at Kataluma was wonderful! Upon making reservations with the manager we were given an informative welcome packet to help plan our trip. We have visited the island perviously so we did know what to expect from the island it's self. The house was amazing! We had two families with a total of 9 people (5 children). We had plenty of room for everyone to have their own space throughout the week. The home is very kid friendly (as long as all the kids can swim). The two pools were so much fun and a good option to have if the surf is too rough to snorkel, swim, etc. The house has plenty of kayaks and paddle boards to explore the island from the water as well as a good selection of snorkel gear if you don't have your own. The interior of the home was very well kept and clean. The cleaning ladies came twice during our stay and were the sweetest! We really enjoyed every inch of this home and the beach that was just steps away. We mainly cooked at the house for our large group and we had everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen. We weren't afraid to venture around the island in our rental car (house manager gave us contact for that as well). The grocery store in Palmetto Point is the closest but Governors Harbor isn't too far either. You really don't want to leave the house once you get there and get settled because it's so picturesque and relaxing. Can't wait to go back! I would recommend this home to families with children or multigenerational trips as well as a great place for couples or girls trip to vacation! Thanks so much for all the thoughtfulness in helping us plan our trip as well as having this beautiful rental to call home for a week! We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Trip To Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

It is really difficult to put into words how special Kataluma is. The beach is stunning and the pools picturesque, but it is really the sense of home that this house offers that makes staying there such an unbelievable experience. You can tell that careful thought has been put into every detail, and it makes it a destination unlike any other. The house is incredibly clean and beautiful, the photos do not do it justice. Each person we encountered while staying at Kataluma, from the house manager to the grounds keeper, was so kind and welcomed us to their island. The 5 of us had an absolutely magical time at Kataluma, and we all agreed that this was by far the best vacation we had ever taken. Dreaming of the day we return to Eleuthera...

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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60th Anniversary Trip to Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5
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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


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
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
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
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
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $57 per night, per additional guest
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
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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