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Bahamas Castaway - Great Oceanfront Family Vacation Home on Double Bay - Private

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Check out the video of Bahamas Castaway at the end of the photos.

Bahamas Castaway on Double Bay is centrally located on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Bahamas Castaway welcomes you to an incredible tropical destination, a place where you can relax, unwind and get away from it all. You are just steps away from swimming in the turquoise blue water and snorkeling among the beautiful coral gardens filled with tropical marine life. Bahamas Castaway, with 200 feet of pink sand beachfront, sits on 1.5 acres of lush tropical landscaping overlooking the georgous views of Double Bay and its cays. Paradise awaits in this quiet and peaceful private setting.

Castaway is a spacious tropical island home that has all the amenities one would need. The main living area - kitchen, dining, living room - has an open airy plan with high ceilings, paddle fans and 2 large sliding glass doors that open to the roomy multi-level deck overlooking the many blue shades of the Atlantic. Any cook will feel right at home with all the cooking necessities including a cooking island and a side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water. And of course a blender.

The home has 2 master bedrooms, 1 king and 1 queen, and a third bedroom that has 2 sets of bunk beds. The den has a queen sofa sleeper. With accommodations for up to 10, this home is ideally suited for several families or larger groups. So close to the beach you can hear the waves at night!

Bahamas Castaway features a large wrap-around mulit-level deck that captures the unforgettable ocean views. With plenty of seating and lounge chairs this deck is great for dining, entertaining and outdoor living. If you can pull yourself up off the deck you are but just a few steps away from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and taking long easy strols on the pink sand beachs of Double Bay.

Eleuthera is one the Out Islands of the Bahamas. If you are looking for crowded beaches, large resorts and hotels, casinos and nightclubs, then Eleuthera is not for you. What you will find is peace, quiet, solitude, and the friendliest people around. You come to Eleuthera to breath, relax, escape, live, and play.

Bahamas Castaway has wireless internet.

Keywords: Double Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas, tropical, island, oceanfront, vacation home, private, beachfront, family

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been fortunate to travel to Eleuthera on several occasions, and have stayed at Castaway 4 times. We think it is a perfect spot. You can't do better. Our family considers this our second home. We have traveled to other islands in the Bahamas and keep coming back to Castaway. The only reason we haven't stayed there on every trip is because it was already booked by someone else. We have 2 kids. We've stayed in the house with another family of 3 kids as well as with just our family. All great experiences. The back bunk room is big enough to sleep 4 kids comfortably and 6 kids comfortably if 2 of the kids are younger/smaller. So many things what makes Castaway special and set it apart. Here are a few: -Proximity to a great beach -Site on a hill, giving it a great view and the breeze keeps bugs away (Yes, unfortunately just about everywhere on Eleuthera has no see ums and mosquitos) -AC, enabling you to close up if there is no wind and stay away from bugs -Incredibly big deck with outdoor shower. Great for lounging, reading, lunching, sorting shells, etc. -Huge open kitchen, dining living room for evening entertainment -Separate back room with 2nd TV where kids can convene -Great location in central Eleuthera, close enough for easy access to Governor's Harbour, Ten Bay, Tarpum Bay and even Rock Sound is not too bad. Although, you don't really need to go anywhere. -Kayaks are awesome But most of all you will find the owner and caretaker incredibly accommodating. From the big things (like making sure there is always water... yes, this can be a problem at some houses) to the little things (ensuring the house always has laundry, shampoo, soap, and other necessities), all make for a great stay.
Apr 2013
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Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) pak n play crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) There are 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beachfront, Air Conditioning in each room, Ceiling Fans in Every Room, Satellite Dish, Two TVs with DVD player, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Beach Towels, Lounge Chairs, Outdoor Shower, Kayaks, Portable Crib, Foosball Table, Wireless Internet


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Bahamas Castaway - Great Oceanfront Family Vacation Home on Double Bay - Private
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous beachfront property on Double Bay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 7th trip to Eleuthera, and this property far exceeded our expectations. Panaromic beachfront views all around the house, with a view of the Atlantic ocean which was breathtaking. The house itself was extremely spacious, tastefully but comfortably furnished with plenty of space for my husband and I, mother-in-law and 3 children. Also very clean. We loved using the spacious deck out the front and walking down the steps to the wonderful beach of pink sand. Two separate lounge areas meant the kids and grown-ups had plenty of space to relax. The amenities were well up to standard with a fantastic kitchen/diner. The owner and property manager gave clear and detailed instructions for the property and the area. We had some great days out visiting both ends of the island but always felt relaxed coming back home to Bahamas Castaway. Definitely a property I'd recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and one of the best beaches on the island.

  • 5 of 5

The view from the deck is spectacular, and the property is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Bahamas Castaway is really spacious, and we found it equipped with everything that we needed. The kayaks were great fun, and we had fantastic weather so we were able to use them every day. While we were there we pretty much had the beach to ourselves most days, so it really was idyllic.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bahamas Castaway

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded expectations! The views are better in person, it was stunning walking into this home. Well maintained home with excellent layout. Owner is very easy to work with and responsive. House is well stocked with anything and everything you could need from snorkeling and fishing gear, books and games, and well equipped kitchen, we cooked several meals. The view every morning never got old, absolutely breathtaking pink sand beach, VERY private. We felt very at home in this house with our two children, 6 and 3. You can feel the home is loved and well cared for. The view while cooking on outdoor charcoal grill is stunning! The ocean breeze at night while sitting on back deck, cannot be beat, this house is truly a dream spot for a vacation, piece of paradise! Thank you Castaway, we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Castaway house is the most beautiful house with stunning views, literally nobody on the beach but you. Kayaking was a lot of fun! Such a peaceful vacation! Love! ❤

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seymour, Indiana

The Best

  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 loved Bahamas Castaway and Double Bay. We had kids aged 10-22 who found plenty to do for the two weeks at Castaway. The house is beyond beautiful and lacks nothing. Our initial entry to the home was jaw dropping for all. The house was immaculately clean. The home's oceanside is a wall of glass overlooking an amazing deck. The master bedroom and its twin on the opposite side of the house have ocean views. The view from the great room and kitchen/dining areas is the Wild Atlantic. The home has a comfortable game room/reading room. The bunked bedroom was cool. The bunk room comfortably and happily slept the 20, 19, 16, and 10 year olds. I was surprised to find high quality decor, prints, pottery, throw blankets, furniture. Not typical for a rental house. Beds and bedding were also well appointed. The kitchen was well equipped for most any contingency. The frig is large and makes ice ! The home has games and books. The kids kept the chessboard active and held down deck chairs while reading. We chose Eleuthera for the water quality, animal life, and especially for the easy access to good snorkeling reef. Other vacations, we needed a boat to take us snorkeling, but on Eleuthera, great snorkeling is gained from the beach. We utilized the Beach Book to explore a and found it useful, but after every excursion, upon retiring to Bahamas Castaway, I wondered why we left the best house, the best beach, the best reef for the day. We stayed at another house on Double bay the week preceding the two weeks we stayed at Castaway and it must be noted that although the other home was impressive, Castaway blew it away. And although slightly more expensive nightly, Castaway was a better value. Importantly, the caretaker, John, was helpful and available. John charged a car battery, provided a compressor to fix a flat, and kept the trash removed. John built the house and fixes stuff. Great guy. I loved the well-designed stone barbecue overlooking the ocean. To economize, we at out little. Fish came from the dock at Tarpum Bay around three in the afternoon some days. The market in Rock Sound had some good deals as did the market adjacent the liquor store in Governor's harbor. I took 50 lbls of frozen steaks, burger, sausage, and bacon in check through suitcase and likely saved a fortune. Island Farm is nearby and has bread and produce. Highlights were scuba diving with Ocean Fox (twice) and being joined in the bay by a wild dolphin.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx


  • 5 of 5

Bahamas Castaway is about as perfect as you can get. The house is open, spacious and very well appointed overlooking some of the most gorgeous sand and water we've ever seen. The owners have done everything to anticipate the comfort and needs of their guests. We were thrilled that they have built a new barbecue because we go to Tarpum Bay and buy fresh fish to grill. But it is the beach that is heaven! It is quiet, very few people, serene and beautiful. We sit for hours watching the color of the water change as the sun gets higher. For us it is perfect because it is so secluded. You can read and dig your toes into the powder pink sand or go for a walk and collect shells which I do every morning. Snorkeling is very good right in front of the house and the 2 islands are great if you want to explore. We have been here 4 times. Each time we stay longer and each time it ends up not being long enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queens Highway

Great Snorkeling right in front of Bahamas Castaway, Spectacular Beach Walks on Double Bay, Exploring Eleuthera's Countless Deserted Beaches, Deep sea Fishing, Bone Fishing, Scuba Diving




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Regular Season $2500 per week for 4 guests / each additional guest add $200 a week up to 10 guests
Low Season $2200 per week for 4 guests / each additional guest add $200 a week up to 10 guests
Ask about discount if booked within 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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