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Rustic elegant Beachfront House on beautiful beach with private cabana

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

14 Acre Sea to Sea Estate on private beach. The Authenic Out Island Experience.

Wake up to an experience of Nature you may never have had before:

- the sound of the ocean kissing the shore.

- wind rustling through the coconut palms.

- a swim in the inviting sea before breakfast

- coffee in the cabana

- wine or pina colada on the beach as you watch the moonrise

- curly tail lizards wondering if you'll share your mango with them

- emerald green parrot fish which you can see as you walk along the beach

- moonrise from your bed

- moonset from your bed

- a deep experience of tranquility and calmness

Casuarina Bay is an exceptionally beautiful, secluded eco-friendly Sea to Sea estate on the island of Eleuthera, in the Bahamas.

Just two properties, next door to each other, share this very private bay on the Atlantic, skirted by miles of pink sand beaches.

Easily accessible, Casuarina Bay is just 1 hour by air from Miami, and only seven miles from Governors Harbour airport. It's located 1.5 miles northeast of the lovely village of Governors Harbour, one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas.

The house was designed to take in the extraordinary views and off-shore breezes of the Atlantic Ocean from every room as well as the virgin land and spectacular sunsets to the west.

It nestles amidst picturesque groves of Coconut Palms, Papaya, Sea Grape, Sea Apple and Casuarina trees. The fragrant frangipani waft their intoxicating aroma while the hibiscus bloom fresh flowers each morning.

The property is also blessed with other exotic plants such as ponciana, sour orange, surinam cherry, guinep, soursop, sapodilla and passion fruit.

Ocean-lovers will find some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming in the world. Underwater visibility is up to 100 feet, with water temperatures ranging between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

It's hard to find a more beautiful sea anywhere in the world. Sit back and delight in the changing colours of the sea and sky. Or jump in and watch the magic below the surface.

There's a barrier reef just offshore so Casuarina Bay Beachfront House has protected waters and no rip currents. It's excellent swimming for all ages.

For more information and many more photographs, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.

The adventurous traveler can explore nearby islands and virgin coral reefs, swim with dolphins or exotic tropical fish, or charter boats for world-class bone or deep-sea fishing.

Other sports available on the island include sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, darts, pool, spearfishing, tennis and surfing.

The rustic Beachfront House was designed and built to savor the incredible natural unspoiled beauty of Eleuthera. It's only 20 yards from its own pink-sand beach, so wherever you are in the house you have breathtaking views in all directions. To the east you see the turquoise ocean and glistening beach. Looking to the west your eyes rest on untouched green hills and colourful Caribbean sunsets. At night the brilliance of the stars and moon are unforgettable.

This romantic wooden house sleeps up to 8, with 4 bedrooms (1 king, 2 queen (1 with A/C) and one with twin beds that can be made into a king- also with A/C), 2 bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen, decks on 3 sides(with 2 tables for al fresco dining). Two of the bedrooms have air conditioning. The other two bedrooms and the living areas and kitchen do not have air conditioning, but instead they have large doors/windows to capture the ocean breezes and fans. The garden (queen) has exterior access only.

Relax on our private beach in the thatched cabana, with a freshwater shower.

This is a perfect location for the adventurous traveler looking to enjoy the natural beauty of this magical island.

Amenities: Free wireless Internet, Phone, satellite T.V + VCR, CD and tape player, large fridge, high powered gas stove, dishwasher, coffeemaker, blender, toaster, barbecue, washer and dryer, kayaks, beach cabana with outdoor shower.

Activities: Spend days exploring deserted pink sand beaches, kayaking along the coast or snorkeling or diving exquisite reefs just in front of the house from our ocean kayaks.

Excellent fishing- deep sea (for tuna, mahi mahi, kingfish etc.), bone-fishing, bottom fishing, line-fishing or spearfishing.

Go to the weekly village fish fry and meet some of the local characters.

Sit on the beach at night and watch the stars or the moonrise.

More Details

Property Manager
Taja McKinney Zisler
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Jeff and I were here in Aug 2007 and we got engaged here then. This time we came back to get married and we brought with us more than 40 loved ones and friends. This place is a little piece of heaven on earth. Truly magnificent and full of such great energy. Every person who came down for the wedding fell in love with both Eleuthera and Casuarina Bay and have all vowed to come back and bring others. Thank you and your family- you have helped bring ours even closer this week.
Jul 2008
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , downstairs
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , freshwater beach shower in cabana
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with private balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to a king if requested
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , on ground level
  • The house comfortably sleeps 6-8. The two twins can be made into a king if desired.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The twin bedroom (main level) and garden (queen) bedroom have air conditioning. Children's equipment (car seats, high chair, swing, booster seat, stroller etc) can be available on request.


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Rustic elegant Beachfront House on beautiful beach with private cabana
average rating of 4.695652 based on 26 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

All I have to say is I'm Looking Forward to next summer!

(in a good way)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2004
  • Stayed: June 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lower your expectations

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, disappointing. First the pro's: Beautiful location, including stunning beaches. Nice cabana. The house has the potential to be very nice. The con's: First, at least in the Summer, it is uncomfortably hot and humid. Ocean breezes only go so far, and then only if they are blowing. In fairness, the house was advertised as having only two window units, so this is more an observation than a criticism. However, the house was advertised as having wi-fi, satellite TV, and a DVD player. The first was spotty, the second got only two channels other than shopping, and the third simply didn't work. I didn't go to the Bahamas to watch TV but I would not have picked this house had I known the truth. The house also needs an exterminator. Lastly, we had only one functional toilet for five days, and the second toilet barely worked (taking at least fifteen minutes to re-fill). The place needs work, especially for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for way to improve our guest experiences and we have added 3 excellent new high speed fans to help cool the house in the summer months. We have also re-activated channels to our satellite TV subscription so there are more options. Guests are encouraged to bring movie on their devices for reliable options rather than rely on DVD player or high speed internet in such a remote place. We regret that there was a toilet issue during your stay- we had a plumber to the house within 24 but the problem had to do with a water pressure issue from the town water supply and was difficult to immediately identify & rectify however both toilets are now functioning correctly as they should. We are pleased that you enjoyed the beaches, cabana and location of our house and thank you for your candor and helping us make the experience better for future guests.
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pleasant, beautiful location and serene

  • 4 of 5

Our family stay was great here, and the location was everything. French Leave Beach was our favorite beach, as well as the Twin coves beach which was all walking distance from the house (a huge plus).

The only thing I would say, just to help the owner make a better air bnb stay for large groups or families, is that it would be nice if some kitchen utensils and necessities were updated, such as the coffee maker (which was broken), as well as get new pans, maybe add a few other things like new kitchen knifes etc. We love to cook, so that was a bit annoying to deal with when you are staying in an isolated area and want to cook properly for a whole family. I found the kitchen lacking some key things. The "welcome book" with all the information needed for our stay, also needs to be updated. It was disorganized with many pages missing or not in order, so we couldn't use it. But that's really all. There is no AC on the top two bedrooms, in case anyone is wondering, but it was very breezy so it didn't bother us as much. The owner was very nice and solved some issues that came up during our stay, as quickly as she could. We also LOVED Cindy who works for the property owner and helped us with extra cleanings and fun island information. We would definitely go back and rent again if the kitchen was fine tuned :-) Loads of love and thanks again !

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful ideas- we will absolutely upgrade the kitchen appliances and get the new items that you suggested. We have replaced the coffee pot and appreciate your suggestions about how to improve the stay for future guests. We are working on a much more thorough and well organized guest binder and will have it completed and in the house shortly- we will also be emailing a Eleuthera island guide out to guests prior to their arrival so that they can better prepare and plan for their vacation. Thank you again for your suggestions. Best wishes and we hope you come back and stay again in the future.
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Tranquil idyll

  • 5 of 5

A totally unique experience! Somewhere between the feeling of being in a (really comfortable) tree house or being on a boat, this wooden gem blends perfectly into the surrounding environment. Comfortable and lived-in, it feels like a home, which is the best for a family vacation. 360 decks means there is always an angle where you can catch the breeze, the beach is right outside (we saw turtles daily!) and with sunbeds and hammocks galore, plenty of spaces to relax. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we ever had, our girls loved it as did we!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our Beachfront House so much and we hope you can return soon.
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Another fabulous family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Casaurina Bay. Two years ago our family of 8 had the best family vacation ever here. Our second visit, now with a toddler, proved even better. Casaurina Bay house is the quintessential beach house. A casual, informal house that is the perfect combination of privacy with convenience to town, terrific snorkeling right off shore, kayaks, paddle board and baby equipment. For our family, there is only one place to stay on Eleuthera. It feels like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming back to stay at Casuarina Bay- we always love having you and hope you come back again soon.
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Magical Week in a perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a truly magical week at Casuarina Beach House. We spent our days snorkeling in the unbelievably clear, blue water off the beach right outside the house. Our nights were spent watching the stars illuminate the sky and listening to the waves break. All of our family agreed, this was the best vacation we have ever taken - it gave us the time and place for us to reconnect as a family and with the island's rhythms.

As for the house, it is situated perfectly to catch the gorgeous sea breezes, so despite the dog days of August heat, we were cooled and comfortable with these breezes. Plus, there are so many places to sit and watch and listen to the ocean both inside and outside the house, making it hard to leave Casuarina. But be sure you do, because this island has so many natural wonders to explore and experience. Things not to miss: Lighthouse Beach, Cocktails and sunset at 1648 at French Leave, swimming at Ten Cay and Receiver's beaches, kayaking and turtle viewing on Edwin Lake, and the Friday night fish fry in Governor's Harbor.

We can't wait to go back to Casuarina. Don't miss out on this charming, magical place.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cigatoo Inn
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Beach House
Car: recommended

Fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sound of the ocean. Other Activities: Wonderful snorkeling, swimming and kayaking right off the beach in front of the house. The 2 best beaches on the island are on either side of you: Club Med (French Leave ) beach and Twin Coves both only 5-7 minutes walk. Close to Governors Harbour (1/2 mile to the Beach House) but you have the privacy of only one other property on the whole bay. Fantastic if you want to get to the best beaches without driving - for your morning coffee or to watch the moonrise. Superb bird and sky watching.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee $150

$200 for each guest after the first 6, but children 6 and under are free.
Cleaning fee $150
Security deposit: $700

Manager'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.

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