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Rustic elegant Beachfront House on beautiful beach with private cabana

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hot Tub


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

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:
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rustic elegant Beachfront House on beautiful beach with private cabana
average rating of 4.857143 based on 24 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: Jun 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Aug 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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the beach front house in early February. It was a last minute reservation and Taja couldn’t have been more helpful. She was quick to respond (less than 24 hours via e-mail) before the trip to answer any questions and responded within an hour once we were at the house. Taja even called the house phone on the night we arrived. The house was clean and ready for our arrival. The kitchen was stocked with everything needed to cook a full meal and make some delicious drinks. We enjoyed breakfast every morning on the deck while the sun rose followed by an early swim on what seemed like a private beach, we never saw another person walking along Casuarina Bay. The house was fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling with a large group.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous Bahamian house for a perfect period in January - unbeknownst to us in advance, Junior Junkanoo, an incredible Bahamian festival, was going on the Saturday night in Governor's Harbour, which was such a special cultural treat to be able to experience.

The house was perfectly located for our quick trips in to town, not just for Junkanoo but for groceries and the Fish Fry on Friday night.

The children had an amazing time playing on the beach... body-surfing, sand-castle digging, and inventing so many unique and wonderful games. We were the only people, which was just perfect to allow them to play uninhibited all day long. At the same time, we truly soaked up just being able to lounge on the beach-chairs and watch them expend all their energy running up and down. :-)

The house had such character and charm - a truly special place!

Cannot recommend more highly for a return trip to Eleuthera.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about our home. We are thrilled that you were able to experience Junior Junkanoo and that you had so much fun Casuarina bay. We hope you can return soon!
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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
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
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

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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.
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