|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bonefish Barbis Beach Bungalow Beachhouse is an oceanfront vacation rental located in Eleuthera, Bahamas (Fodor's Travel Guide said that Eleuthera is one of the most beautiful Bahamian islands).
This modern two bedroom/two bath house sits atop a bluff directly on the ocean with a panoramic view of a horizon full of whitecaps generated by nearby offshore reefs. Many of these reefs are within swimming distance in shallow waters. The house is surrounded by flowers, especially an assortment of different colors of bourganvillas. The beach in front of the house is virtually deserted and you can walk for miles either way on beautiful white/pink powder soft sand-- you probably wont see another person.
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See the website of the house below under 'Additional Web Information' for photographs and an accurate picture.
Just wanted to thank Barbi for letting my husband and I enjoy her island of paradise! Pictures can't even explain how beautiful this island is ! The house was awesome !! The new glowing countertop is spectacular !! The house is furnished very well ! When they say beach towels they mean lots of beach towels ! Barbi has everything you need there and more ! We stayed a week and we are coming back real soon! We brought a soft sided cooler full of frozen food and lots of snacks . We shopped at the grocery stores for milk , eggs , bread , soda , lettuce. We seen one couple walking on our beach the whole week we were there but we had the beach to ourselves the entire time ! We bought the beach book of Eleuthera and explored some of the beaches lighthouse beach is a must see ! And when they say don't take a car don't !!! It is a long 3 miles that you will ever drive , go slow take your time because when you get there it is soooo worth it ! Breathtaking ! we had that beach to ourselves as well !! We also went to harbour island for the day it is beautiful there also ! But we really enjoyed the nice decks at Barbis and just laying on our own beach ! Barbi was very quick and super helpful to make reservations with ! My husband and I have been telling everyone about this place and we enjoyed it so much we will be coming back and staying at Barbis ! I don't think you have to worry about forgetting something cause Barbi has thought about it all ! We had no problems at all with tv, satellite , Internet , ac, water, everything worked great ! We had a few days of rain on and off but when your at the beach who cares if it's raining! We rented a car from big daddy's and the car was great the service was great ! The people on this island were very nice and friendly ! We did venture over to the Caribbean side one day and the water was very calm very pretty but without the breeze bug bites ! We never had any bug problems at Barbis at all ! And we even brought bug spray but never used it ! We didn't go to eat anywhere that will be the next trip ! We did drive and explore lots of places and will try them when we come back without as much food ! We brought so much good with us we even left some unopened stuff in the refrigerator because we had to much food ! I highly recommend this island of paradise ! Thank you so much Barbi for sharing your piece of paradise with us we really enjoyed it and we will be back !!
My husband and I stayed 4 nights at this house and then moved to another property for our last 3 nights in Eleuthera. We should have stayed put! The beach is gorgeous, Barbi answered every single question almost immediately and thoroughly, beds are comfortable, etc etc etc. The snorkeling was great right in front of the house, but you need to catch it at low tide and on a calm day. We had no problem with TV or internet while we were there. She supplies snorkeling gear, ice chests, beach chairs and bags so you can explore from one end of the island to the other without having to pack very much. The only suggestion I would make is to build a private outdoor shower complete with hot water. Then I might come back and never leave!
We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The house is very spacious and could accommodate two small families or couples very nicely. The outdoor shower was a huge hit. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the house giving privacy if needed. The view from the deck area is amazing, we spent many hours just relaxing on the patio. All the appliances and items in the house worked well. We brought our two children (2,8) and they had a great time exploring and looking for Crabs and Geckos. The snorkeling was perfect for beginners or children with many easy entry points. The sea life was great and we saw a wide variety of beautiful fish right in front of the property. Our 8 year old is still talking about the things he saw while snorkling. We did explore many other beaches and like previous renters have stated the beach out front is great and you will come to the realization that you have one of the best at your door step. It was fun exploring the other beaches and highly recommend Light House Beach. Leave early in the day, it takes some time to get down to the beach. We did go fishing with Captain Z on his charter and really enjoyed his character and the great experience he gave us. There is obviously a cost to the fishing charter, but we did have fish dinner for 4 nights with the catch. We didn't eat out much since we had young children, but did see many appealing options while driving the island. Many establishments don't take credit cards, so make sure you have ample cash upon arrival. Overall we loved the island. If you are looking for a less crowded, less commercialized piece of paradise this is the place for you. Internet service worked about 60% of the time on and off, but we only used it for occasional email correspondence. Barbi was very informative and prompt on any correspondence we had, she was a pleasure to work with. Byron the caretaker rents very reliable vehicles and we have no complaints. You need a vehicle. I had to reach out to him twice and he answered on the first ring, very good service. Great experience, thanks for letting us enjoy your home.
This was a lovely house with a wall of patio doors providing a stunning view. The listing description is accurate and the photos simply don't do justice to the beauty of the overall location - the wrap-around porch and panoramic view was breathtaking. The property was clean and well-maintained. All appliances were quite new and worked well. The road is paved all the way to the house. The outdoor shower was also a very nice touch.
We travelled with our two children - 6 and a half and 9 - and found the place to be suitable for children, with plenty of spots to safely introduce them to the ocean. The beach out front had everything: swimming, nice pink sand, waves (sometimes), fantastic snorkeling, lots of wildlife - the kids loved it.
The property is very conveniently located and we were able to visit both the north and south of the island with ease. There were dozens of beaches on both the Atlantic and Caribbean and restaurants within 20min. drive. Our kid-friendly favorites were Airport Beach (by the house), Alabaster Beach, Twin Sisters Beach, Gaulding Cay. Nearby towns include Governor's Harbour, James Cistern, Alicetown, Rainbow Bay, Gregorytown - all were very friendly and safe.
We would gladly recommend Bonefish Barbi's to anyone except people with serious mobility issues - there is a set of 30 or so steps down to the beach immediately off the back of the house - and it exceeded our expectations. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive, and the welcome package was jammed full of useful and detailed information that we used extensively during our stay.
This was our second trip to Barbis for our 25th anniversary. Many nice updates to the house since our last visit 5 years prior. New bathrooms, furniture etc.
We can't say enough good things about the location, the view, the privacy, and most of all Barbi. She's great to deal with and the rental package details things nicely.
It rained 5 of the 7 days we were here and we didn't even care. This place is AWESOME!
As soon as we walked in, Wow, all you see is the ocean. Great house, very clean, decorated so cute and everything you need. Outside is all deck in three levels all the way to the ocean. First time in the Bahamas, very happy with our stay at Bone fish Barbi
Beautiful deserted beaches - you can walk for miles either north or south and probably never see soul.. Powder soft white/pink sand - snorkeling is amazing right in front of my house. Very quiet and relaxing. Privacy everywhere- no houses near our house - probably 5 acres on each side of vegetation.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest|
100.00 discount for paying by check-1700.00 per week for 2. PLEASE NOTE- VRBO/HOMEAWAY- has recently added a service charge on top of the fee that i also have to charge for using their online booking service-- Be aware that this is the most expensive option to rent my house-not trying to discourage anyone but i cant even quote what the fee is on top of what i quote on my site for online booking.. Paying by check is the cheapest option.