|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Dreaming of a private island vacation, but can't quite afford one?
If you're looking for peace, quiet, and privacy, you've just stumbled upon paradise. Welcome to Turtle Cove, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. Turtle Cove is the most secluded villa rental on mainland Eleuthera Bahamas. This lovely, spacious, fully-equipped 4BR/2BA vacation home rental is located on a peninsula of four beautiful oceanfront acres of tropical fruit trees (at least 20 different varieties) and flowering trees in every color of the rainbow. The landscaping around the Turtle Cove villa is truly a delight to the eyes, and is a wonderful place for bird watching. Turtle Cove offers a fabulous view of the sea, the sunrise, the sunset, Harbour Island, and other surrounding cays. As the name, 'Turtle Cove', suggests, guests usually see beautiful turtles around the property every day.
This native-style Bahamian villa offers its own private dock and coves of deserted pink sand beach that are private enough for private swimming and sunbathing. The closest neighboring home or commercial establishment is more than three miles away in any direction; yet, Turtle Cove is within a short ride by boat and/or car to Harbour Island, Spanish Wells or other quaint towns on Eleuthera where you may visit historical landmarks, dine at quaint eateries, browse the native markets or explore interesting caves. The famous, historic Preacher's Cave is only a few miles away; it is a great place to explore. Preacher's Cave is where the first European settlers took shelter after they shipwrecked on Devil's Backbone Barrier Reef in 1648.
The area is known for its great bone fishing; bonefish have been caught from the home's private dock! The area also offers great snorkeling and fishing, and the famous Devil's Backbone Barrier Reef is less than a 1/4 mile away. Devil's Backbone Barrier Reef is world famous for reef fishing, lobstering, and snorkeling, and plays a very important part in the local history of the surrounding islands. Turtles and pods of dolphins frequent the area around Turtle Cove, and there are many deserted nearby islands and beaches to explore.
Fishing charters, diving charters, snorkeling guides, tour guides, caving excursions, rental boats, and rental cars are available for your enjoyment.....or you may just want to relax in paradise.
For your enjoyment this vacation rental offers free use of bicycles, and ocean kayaks that you may use to explore the beautiful natural surroundings. (Otherwise bicycles and kayaks are expensive to rent separately.)
Turtle Cove is great for those rental parties that definitely want to stay off the beaten track. If you are looking for a real natural escape with no neighbors right next door, and where the fishing and snorkeling are second to none, then, Turtle Cove is the place for you. Most guests never see another soul at Turtle Cove; a few run into a lost tourist or two or a local farmer turning around at the end of the road.
Please note that Turtle Cove is completely 'off the grid', and, as such, water and electricity conservation is encouraged.
Rates for four persons: $1895/wk. year round except Jan., Feb., April 1 - 15 & May 25 - September, and December 10 - 20 -$1995/wk. Christmas/ New Years (2 week minimum rental) $2295/wk., March and Easter weeks - $2195/wk.) Each additional person is $125 per week. Please ask about our discounts for stays of two weeks or four weeks. Note: This home consists of a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom main house which sleeps 4 adults and 4 small children and a 2 bedroom/1 bath guest suite which sleeps 4. Beds main house: 2 kings, 1 queen & 1 queen sofa sleeper. Beds guest suite: 1 king, 1 queen. The guest suite is only opened for use when there are more than five guests or an additional fee is paid. Please ask for details. There is a $400/wk. refundable security / damage deposit required with final payment for the main house and $400/wk.for the guest suite (if in use). Note: The rental rates are for the accommodations only. Ocean kayaks, and bicycles are offered free of charge for your use at your own risk. Note: An energy surcharge is applicable on this rental for any electric fuel charges in excess of $150/wk. so please be sure to use electricity wisely. Cleaning fee $100. Note: If you require a check-in at this location on a Sunday or Public holiday, or a check in after 5:00 p.m. on any day, please add $100 for this service. As with 95% of the home rentals on the island of Eleuthera, a vehicle is required at this location. We automatically include our jeep with the house rental at discount rental rate of an additional $300/wk. (Most similar 4-door jeep type vehicles rent for $490/wk. in the area.)
We are a local family living in Spanish Wells Eleuthera Bahamas. Our family dates back to the original Eleutheran Adventurers, the first European settlers in The Bahamas dating back to 1648 who shipwrecked just a few miles from Turtle Cove. Brian aka Capt. Scuba is a licensed boat captain and works full time as a lobster diver. When not diving commercially for lobsters, he is a local fishing & snorkeling guide, and also offers area tours and cave exploring. (Some have called him the Crocodile Dundee of North Eleuthera.) Brent aka Capt. Smiley is also a licensed boat captain who also offers fishing and snorkeling trips, boat rentals, and golf cart rentals. He is also a local rental property manager. Lorraine is the local North Eleuthera realtor and will be pleased to show you all the best local real estate deals (her listings and all other agents' listings) when you are in town. Just give her a call if you would like any information on the local real estate market or a free real estate tour.
Brent Beauregard purchased this house in 1991
We found Turtle Cove in 1991 and fell instantly in love with the place. There are many little coves of beach on the peninsula and one long amazingly beautiful beach on the north side that seems to go on forever and there are no other souls in sight. The area around Turtle Cove is very private and secluded, and, yet, groceries, restaurants, bars, etc. are close enough for us at 3 - 5 miles away.
Turtle Cove is a very unique property. It offers seclusion. There are no other homes or commercial establishments within 3 miles of the property. The property also offers many coves of pinkish sandy beaches and a amazing beach that seems to stretch forever on the north side. You really don't know how nice it is to have a beach all to yourself until you try it. Turtle Cove also offers a dock on the protected east side of the property, which is great for persons that like boating and fishing, etc. It is very rare to find a property that offers both a beach and dock. The property offers many tropical fruit trees where guests may pick fresh fruit whenever it is in season. Most guests see beautiful turtles around the property just about every day. The property is completely off the grid and water and energy conservation is encouraged. Ocean kayaks and bicycles are offered free of charge to guests of Turtle Cove. A jeep rental is offered to guests of Turtle Cove at a discounted rental rate.
What a wonderful place. Don't let the trek to the house alarm you, the reward is worth it. Don't let the fact that the electricity is supply by generator alarm you, it was a simple key start. There is no beach directly at the house, but after a pleasant walk on a well kept path, you will
find yourself alone on a fabulous beach. At low tide I
would guess you could walk two miles from one end to the other. We never saw another person on the beach.
The house was very comfortable. The SUV was an
absolute must since the grocery store was several miles
away. A boat is highly recommended although we had a great time with the kayaks. But the absolute best part was the dock. Something new happened everyday day. One day and eel came swimming out of the tires. Lots of beautiful fish hang out under the dock. Two french
angels. Lots of sergeant majors. Turtles. Rays. It was our own personal aquarium. We had a great time there and so lost track of time when Brent came to pick us up we thought he had come a day early. If you want to get away, this is the perfect place.
One note that has nothing to do with Turtle Cove. We arrived January 21 and even though we are from Iowa and used to the cold, it felt cool most of the time and we
were only able to tolerate getting in the water once. Too cold.
We spent a week in January 2015 at Turtle Cove with 3 teenagers, my mother-in-law, my cousin, and myself and hubby. There was plenty of room for all of us. The second living area has two rooms and a shared bath. The wall doesn't go all the way to the ceiling so it's not the most private area but worked well for our family. We spent most of our time at the end of the dock. The sunrises and sunsets were absolutely amazing! We loved watching the fish and saw a ray, many turtles, and even a small nurse shark. We enjoyed kayaking and snorkeling every day and the kids loved fishing off the dock. The short, 10 minute walk to the most amazing, private beach is well worth the walk every day. We took the cooler and spent the day just floating around. We only ever saw one other group on the beach and they had come in by boat. We grilled most meals. I wish I had looked through the provided cookbooks on day one!
Our favorite day was boating with Captain Ron and Captain Smiley. The snorkeling was fabulous! We saw rays, tons of little fish, beautiful corals and even three nurse sharks resting in a cave. They even took us to a secluded island so my mother in law could snorkel from the beach. Amazing family day!
We went to Spanish Wells and Governors Harbor (Sip Sip was excellent but pricey).Rent a golf cart to explore each Island (about $60). Rainbow Inn on Eleuthera was one of our best meals. There were fruit and veggies stands along the way.
The little biting flies did eat us alive. We tried the oil, and it worked as long as you kept applying. I wore long sleeves and pants in the evenings. My son was even pulled out of class after we returned to ask him about his "rash". We could have stayed inside, but it was just too beautiful on the deck!
Overall, a great stay in paradise. We made memories as a family that will last a lifetime!
What a secluded getaway! Close to all the secret Eleuthera beaches and attractions. The boat is a must, and it was our gateway to the nearby Devil's Backbone reef where we speared dinner for the week and enjoyed the underwater views that were better than an aquarium. Briland (Harbour Island) is right across the bay, a quick 10-15 minute boat ride away. My favorite part of this house was the easy access to Tay Bay beach, a remote beach with a private path back to this house. This is a spearfisherman's paradise. If that's not your cup of tea, we caught plenty of bar jack off the dock. Just be sure to cover up when you are outside if you are there during certain times of the year- there are biting flies. They were out in full force on this December trip! This was the only downside about the location. When you are in a house on the water, you are near the rocks and seaweed, both of which biting flies love, unfortunately. We were bit up very badly but if you keep the windows shut and the AC running it will keep the flies out of the house. Sadly, this meant coffee in the living room instead of the beautiful porch, but no one else before us seemed to have this problem so hopefully it's just an unlucky thing for us. We will definitely be back if Lorraine installs one of those carbon dioxide traps other houses on the island have.
The house comes with all the necessities you could think of (it even had a percolator!) and a great car we found to be reliable. Lorraine's sons were very helpful and nice, coming out to show us the place and fix the generator when it needed a little help. You are staying in the middle of nowhere (although the Bluff grocery store is only a 15 minute drive away) with no one around you. We loved being that secluded. What a memorable vacation! Thanks Lorraine! Thanks Scuba+Smiley :)
We visited Turtle Cove in April 2014. At first I thought the cottage was a bit too rustic for my liking but quickly got used to the quiet (when the generator is off) and basic conditions. The property is beautiful and we loved walking to "our beach", a lovely 5 minute walk down a tropical path. The included car is a wonderful perk. When we got home, we realized that we didn't need luxury, that this was actually one of our favorite vacations and for the first time, we are returning to a vacation home. We have never found our perfect place. I just booked a return visit, this time reserving a boat. Lorraine is wonderful to work with, even providing me my favorite Bahamas treat, coconut bread waiting for me when we arrived. If you like to just unwind, be with your favorite person, relax and recharge this is the place for you!
All I can say is that we wanted for nothing at this house. The house, location, dock, beach, amenities, layout for 2 couples, views and privacy were more than we expected. Sealife right from the dock was amazing. Swimming in front of the house or down the trail to the big beach was enjoyed everyday. I was alittle concerned about having a generator for electicity but it worked out perfectly! We never turned on the TV, didn't miss having WiFi or a phone! It really is true that unless you leave the property and go by car or boat you will never see another soul at the house or on your beach. We saw one farmer in 2 weeks and one car that made a wrong turn and left. As the others have said, if too much peace and solitude is not for you; take a ferry to Harbor Island or Spanish Wells or South. We did HI, just ok. SW was very nice. We never went South since we have been South many many trips in the past. Where we were, at TC was where we spent most of our time, happily. I would suggest it for anyone that doesn't get bored swimming, snorkeling,fishing, reading, enjoying the beautiful stars at night and nature at it's finest. If solitude is not for you, neither is TC. For us, it was a magical 2 weeks and all we hoped it would be. I hated to leave!
This was the best vacation that my friends and my family have ever been on! The beach was amazing. The water color is just out of this world. The house was perfect for 4 adults and 2 kids with so much room. I loved watching the turtles at the end of the dock. We also saw nurse sharks which was thrilling. The snorkeling at the end of the dock was great! We ventured down south for a day and it was very neat looking at all the sights. I could go on and on about this place. We also went to Spanish Wells and Harbor Island. Spanish Wells had the most beautiful beaches. Harbor Island had more restaurants and is more touristy. Sip Sips on Harbor Island had great food. We are going back without kids so we can do more exploring. My 1 year old went and he absolutely loved it. He took naps right on the beach under a tree, feed the fish at the dock and chased lizards. I think it’s great for all ages! Can’t wait to go back!!!
Discount Jeep rental available.
Turtle Cove is very secluded having no homes or commercial buildings within 3 miles of the property in any direction. This location is not for those looking for luxury and pampering. It is good for those who appreciate peace and quiet, for those who love the tropical outdoors, and for those who can entertain themselves by kayaking, boating, fishing, snorkeling, beach combing, viewing historic ruins, and occassionally boating or driving (3+ miles) to 'civilization' for a fantastic lunch or dinner, or a little shopping.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$400|
Rates for four persons: $1895/wk. year round except Jan., Feb., April 1 - 15 & May 25 - September, Dec. 10 - 20, $1995/wk. Christmas/ New Years (2 week minimum rental) $2295/wk. March & Easter weeks - $2195/wk. Each additional person is $125 per week. Please ask about discounts for longer stays. $100 charge for Sunday, Public Holiday, or after 5:00 p.m. check-in. Jeep rental $300/wk.
Note: This home consists of a 2 bedroom/1 bathroom main house which sleeps 4 adults and 2 small children and a 2 bedroom/1 bath guest suite which sleeps 4. Beds main house: 2 kings, 1 queen & 1 queen sofa sleeper. Beds guest suite: 1 king, 1 queen. The guest suite is only opened for use when there are more than five guests or an additional fee is paid. An energy surcharge is applicable.
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