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A luxury beachfront villa with superb ocean views

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


South Eleuthera Villa Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 3 bathroom beachfront villa sleeps 4 adults plus children

Bellosguardo, which means ‘Beautiful landscape’, is a luxury beachfront villa with superb ocean views.

Poised above the pink sand beach of Winding Bay and surrounded by hibiscus and bougainvillea, this unique villa floats above the palmettos, affording gorgeous views of the ocean and Eleuthera’s famous sunrises and sunsets. The curved cathedral ceiling, and open plan design of the Great Room create the feeling of space and light and the hand-embroidered textiles and hangings from India add vivid splashes of colour.

In the Great Room are three large sofas (two of which are sofa beds) and a fireplace for those occasional cooler winter evenings. Because of the villa’s unique design, both bedrooms open directly onto the front terrace and face the ocean at oblique angles to each other. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen size orthopaedic bed and ensuite bathroom, while the guest room has twin beds and is also ensuite. (A baby’s crib and children’s cots are available for younger children.)

Two study areas are furnished with desks, where wireless internet is available, to allow quieter moments for those wishing to write or paint. The house is furnished with ceiling fans and air conditioners in all rooms although the villa enjoys a constant breeze and is well insulated from the midday sun.

Satellite TV, DVD and gas BBQ are all available. Swimming in the turquoise ocean at the bottom of the garden is only a stone’s throw away and on the very private, pristine sandy beach it is possible to walk for miles, perfect your bone-fishing skills, go for a snorkel, catch lobsters in Joseph’s Cay, or take the kayaks to explore for turtles in the adjacent Half Sound. Beyond the reef that protects the bay, great game fish await the deep-sea fisherman.

Further afield, the island offers additional attractions; the Leon Levy Nature Reserve, several good bars and restaurants, great beaches and opportunities for cycling, snorkeling and scuba diving.

This secluded house is ideal for honeymooning couples, groups of friends or for families with children, or those seeking a quite retreat in which to contemplate or to create. It is only 15 minutes from Rock Sound International Airport and the Marketplace, where all amenities are available, and five minutes from Tarpum Bay where it is possible to buy fresh fish and lobsters daily from fishermen at the pier and multi-grain home made bread. It is perfect for someone wishing to escape the glitz and glamour of resort life and enjoy peace and solitude in the heart of a natural wilderness.

Both Pineapple Air and Bahamas Air fly to Rock Sound airport in the early morning and late afternoon from Nassau. The owners are happy to discuss ways and means of getting there from Europe with prospective renters. Pickup at the airport will be arranged by the property manager who will supply car rentals.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Elizabeth Wickett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016

About Elizabeth Wickett

This brand new house was designed by my husband, Stephen Brichieri-Colombi in 2012 and built by John Norris Carey from Tarpum Bay between 2013 and 2014. I am Canadian and Stephen,my husband, is British. We live in Italy where we work on writing and research projects but like to spend the winters in Eleuthera.

Elizabeth Wickett purchased this villa in 2014

Why Elizabeth Wickett chose Bahamas

We had worked and traveled all over the world but when we came to the spectacular island of Eleuthera, we realised that this was the place we wanted to build our winter retreat. We purchased the land on an impulse and then, to fulfill his dream of a house with a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, Stephen designed Bellosguardo which means, 'Beautiful Landscape'. It is named after his family's ancestral house in Florence.


based on 9 traveler reviews

A luxury beachfront villa with superb ocean views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Dallas, TX

Gorgeous Home, Gorgeous Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week-long stay at Bellosguardo, a truly gorgeous home situated on Winding Bay Beach, one of the prettiest beaches we have seen (&we have traveled throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America). The photos that the owner, Elizabeth, has posted are exactly what you can expect to find when you walk in the doors of Bellasguardo. Much thought was put into the design/layout of this home, so that you have gorgeous, floor to ceiling ocean front views across the entire back of the home and beautiful garden views across the front. We traveled with our two teen kids and their room and bath room and the master room and bathroom were separated and everyone had plenty of "space" for our week together. We all found the beds to be very comfortable, and the showers have great shower heads with plenty of water pressure. As Elizabeth mentions, the island has a reverse osmosis filtration system for the water and so we used water straight out of the tap all week, for drinking and for cooking. The study areas are nice for plugging in a laptop or phone, and the kitchen is modern and well-equipped with all utensils/dishware items you might need. It was great to have a modern washer/dryer combo right in the home, so we could do a little laundry as needed. The beach is just steps away from the house& we loved sitting under the beach cabana each day! Even in the July heat, this beach receives constant, cool ocean breezes. The kayaks are wonderful... Elizabeth has left great clear directions about places to take them out (including through the "cut" to Half Sound) and we had them out every day. The beach is white sand and where the waves reach the shoreline, you'll see pinkish hues in the sand. The water is crystal clear and was as warm as bath water for us this month...wonderful! There is a nice gas grill on the front deck, and we enjoyed grilling out fresh fish (which you can bring in yourself or pick up from the local fishermen who bring it in weekdays around 1p at the pier in Tarpum Bay). Also in Tarpum Bay around dusk, we enjoyed getting fresh conch salad, something the locals prepare, and it is similar to a ceviche...delicious! There are NOT many restaurants in the Winding Bay area& no night life, just fyi. We tried Shantzii's (our fav!),Dolphin Blow Hole, &had a dinner prepared for us by Rosie, at Northside Inn Restaurant&Bar, and also drove up to Tippy's in Governor's Harbor. Rock Sound has a full grocery store&wine shop.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review -- we are just so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your clear and detailed outline of the facilities. Winding Bay is very special, as you have discovered! All the best and come back soon!
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Our favorite Eleuthera home

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Eleuthera for 15 years and found Bellosguardo to be our favorite home and location yet! Beautifully situated with commanding views of Winding Bay, Bellosguardo is beautifully designed and wonderfully practical for island living. The grounds are lovely, the beach path delightful, and the home spacious and inviting. The waters of Winding Bay were perfect for our young grandchildren while providing plenty of adventuring opportunities for the adults, with kayaking through the cut to Half Sound, diving and fishing for the adults.We had the pleasure of meeting the owners Elizabeth and Steven as we arrived and so appreciated their assistance as we planned for our extended stay. Thank you for sharing your home! We look forward to returning to Bellosguardo!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed both the house and the location. Please do come back again to Eleuthera and stay with us!
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Peaceful, Relaxing Vacation...

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay in Eleuthera, and this home was amazing and perfect. The home was perfect for our family of four, including two younger kids. The homeowner Elizabeth was so helpful with answering questions, and LaToya (the property manager) was also very nice, and even brought us fruit from her own yard. We look forward to another visit soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed the house so much and that you are planning to return! Best wishes and many thanks! Elizabeth and Stephen
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Peaceful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Bellosguardo is a wonderful vacation home. The location is remote, private and stunningly beautiful. We were vacationing with our two young sons (5 & 8) and the home was perfect for our small family. The boys loved kayaking in Winding Bay and through the short channel to the neighboring bay. We saw several rays, a sea turtle and even a few small sharks (graceful and peaceful creatures). Numerous pristine beaches are within a 30 minute drive of the property, allowing for fun day trips. The clean architectural lines of the home, it's open floor plan and abundance of natural light makes this property a true gem, nestled into a lush tropical paradise. I would highly recommend this rental to family, friends, and others who are looking for a secluded yet modern vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve avec nos enfants dans cette maison absolument resplendissante et surtout extrêmement fonctionnelle. Voyager dans les îles rhyme souvent avec des problèmes d'eau, d'électricité ou mauvais fonctionnement des différents appareils mis à notre disposition. Dans cette maison très récente tout fonctionnaient parfaitement.

Le site est absolument paradisiaque, la plage est magnifique et surtout déserte donc il est possible de profiter pleinement de ses vacances sans avoir plusieurs vacanciers à ses côtés.

Les balcons situés devant et derrière la maison permettent d'avoir une brise traversant la maison toute la journée et de profiter d'une vue à couper le souffle sur la mer. Les kayaks mis à notre disposition nous on permis de faire des promenades sur la mer et dans un magnifique canal ou l'on y trouve de superbes tortues et magnifiques coquillages.

Bref, une expérience définitivement à répéter et un endroit à recommander sans hésitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay set in the most idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners obviously love their holiday home and want visitors to enjoy it as much as they do. We loved the house, which was spotless and had all the facilities we expected and needed. The balconies at the front and back of the property meant it was possible to follow the sun or shade all day. The beach is at the end of the garden and is spectacular. A horseshoe tropical white sand aqau sea paradise. The property has a small cabana right on the beach that was popular with our group. It provided shade right at the edge of the sea. We snorkelled with the turtles and multi coloured fish and kayaked to local coves, collecting conch shells, which were then squeezed into luggage. We did drag ourselves away from this relaxation to explore the island, which does have some interesting experiences. We appreciated the advice of the owners about what to see. However, the osprey nest in the garden was a highlight for me. I would definitely recommend this property as an island paradise vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Rock Sound
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Winding Bay
Car: necessary

This is an unspoiled natural paradise in a palm forest by the ocean,


Rates & Availability

South Eleuthera Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 2 2016 - Nov 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving, and New Year's
Nov 13 2016 - Dec 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 11 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Aug 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

The property manager, Latoya Carey, will be on hand to help with all queries and provide advice on the house and amenities of the area. She will make sure that you enjoy Bellosguardo and the island of Eleuthera during your stay.

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. We require 50% payment in advance and the balance 30 days before the rental period begins. Payment can be made by bank transfer to a $US account.

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.
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South Eleuthera Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1475 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 3 is positioned off the Great Room to allow for guests and children sleeping in sofa beds.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • marina
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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