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Beach Front Home on Eleuthera Bahamas, swim, snorkel, fish and kayak

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

This gorgeous custom-built ocean-front home on a private tree-lined lot is ideal for a family getaway, friend-cation, or couple’s retreat. The house is convenient to nearby dining, shopping & groceries, with the quaint town of Tarpum Bay just 2 miles away. Enjoy TV, internet, AC, hammock, kayaks, washer & dryer, dishwasher, covered parking, roll-away cot, baby bed, and more.

Centrally located close to Rock Sound Airport (15 minutes) and Governors Harbour (22 minutes from town, 30 minutes from the airport) we can happily provide an airport shuttle and assist with a car rental.

Dip your toes in or enjoy a picnic on our superb dock, a rare find on the island. The clear calm water is only waist deep 200 yards out, and is rich with native wildlife for sensational snorkeling, fishing, swimming or kayaking. See vibrant starfish, sea snails, docile nurse sharks, sea turtles, and countless exotic fish right in front on the house. The beach itself is great for shelling and beach exploring.

Savor panoramic views and breathtaking Caribbean sunsets from the large covered deck, or from inside the spacious air conditioned family room with it’s large windows and french doors.

Disconnect with our games, puzzles and toys (we have Legos & Duplos!). Or stay connected with in-house internet to ensure you don’t miss a thing and your friends don’t miss your drool-worthy updates.

More Details

Ray Haskett
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the South Eleuthera around the The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hall Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Enclosed Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Get cleaned up after fun in the sun!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Oceanside Room - 1 Large Double Bed , In the walk-in closet is a roll-away bed and pack-and-play.
    Inland Room - 1 Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , There is a TV in the master and an ensuite bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Free airport shuttle service. (To and from Rock Sound, Governor's Harbour, and North Eleuthera)


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Beach Front Home on Eleuthera Bahamas, swim, snorkel, fish and kayak
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

We loved our time at Mission Bay Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my sixth trip to Eleuthera and I've stayed in a different vacation rental each time. Mission Bay Cottage was easily the cleanest and best maintained I've had the pleasure of staying in. For this trip, I traveled with two other women, giving us each our own room. The home is simple, but has plenty of space, even in the kitchen when all three of us where preparing food at the same time. The dining table was large enough for us to keep our map open for planning day trips on one end, leaving the other end for us to eat. However, we ate most meals on the large back deck while sitting in Adirondack chairs, watching the water.

The beach is a combination of rocks and sand, and was perfect for swimming, kayaking, walking, and shell hunting. The dock is great for watching fish, and has a single step at the far end, making it easy to sit and put on flippers and snorkel masks before entering the water.

The caretakers are extremely kind, and met us within an hour of our arrival to check if we needed anything. The proximity to the settlements of Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound made getting supplies and gas very easy. Although slightly farther south, we did not feel trips to Governor's Harbor or Gregory Town were too far for an afternoon's exploring.

I loved this location and cottage so much that I hope to return again with my husband and kids sometime in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hutchinson island, florida

No frills, but comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views, no frills house yet comfortable with well stocked kitchen. No 'live" TV broadcasting, intermittent internet speeds, not good for streaming. Travel tip: bring water shoes to protect feet from the coral, not a sandy shoreline. Owner very responsive in booking process and answering our multiple questions as first timers on the island. Must go into Tarpum during the afternoon to get fresh fish, outstanding on the grill. Rock Sound very nice as well with great marketplace.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was very nice other than the bees that would attack you on the back porch ... we saw lots of sharks while spear fishing .. air conditioning could of been better .... fans on the back porch would be a plus .... if you need anything call OB his number is on the board... he hooked us up with some country cds and some really nice local paintings that he does him self .... Travis Amanda Connie Roger Brandon Jessica

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had an amazing stay. The bees have been taken care of, thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a great family and I am pleased that they had a wonderful time staying in our beachfront home.
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Greenville, SC

Vacation of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

This place is exactly what we had in mind. The house accommodated all 6 of us quite comfortably. Just what we had invisioned. Beaches rated top in the world. Reefs to snorkel were extraordinary. Seeing all kinds of sea life. The fishing was great and exploring random gravel roads were wonderful adventures. Made memories to last a lifetime. The kids loved it! We used the kayaks a lot and actually paddled right up to and over top of 2 large very calm, dosil nurse sharks. Right in front of the house!! Collected numerous star fish and sand dollars. Made friends with the locals. You've got to get Teresa's conch fritters on the bay. Also hit up the peir for Jen and Drews catch of the day!! The Dolfins Blow Hole (nearest diner) was our favorite restaurant and bar by far- and only a couple miles from the house. Also, Junkanoo festivities take place in December which we will be back for! (every year!!) The large porch also held a lot of memories for our family as well as the pier out in front of the house with the shallow clear water and soft white sand. The kids had a blast wading and playing there. We actually cooked a lot of meals in home since there were a lot of us and the kitchen was suitable to do so! We took naps and hung in hammocks beneath the house on the stilts where cool breeze was felt. Visiting Governors Harbor on Friday nights for the fish fry is also a must! Thanks for having us! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Eleuthera is the most amazing island vacation and this home/location fits us perfect. Step right off the porch onto the beach. Crystal clear Caribbean sea. Large kitchen, dinning and den for family fun. Beautiful exploring, snorkeling, & kayaking. We've stayed here multiple times. Highly recommended! We will be back! BEST vacation yet!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Rock Sound Airport (RSD)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Blow Hole
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Rock Sound
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Blow Hole
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
100 feet, this house is on the beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.24
Refundable Damage Deposit £152.48

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.