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Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy; includes 3 kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The house is built to take advantage of its location on the water with bedrooms and living area facing the ocean. Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The master bedroom has a king-size bed; the second bedroom has twins that can be converted to a king. Plenty of linens provided. This house works well for 2 couples because of the way it is laid out with bedrooms on each end and a common living area in the center. Bedrooms and living area open to the front deck and water. Each bedroom has its own covered sitting area that joins the front deck. For those who like to cook, the kitchen is well-furnished. Or, guests could elect to have a true Bahamian meal cooked for them at the house by contacting Sue Knowles; her number is posted at the house. Many local restaurants are within easy driving distance to the house. The property offers privacy. Serenity Cove home is tucked back in a cove and sits in the center of three lots, all owned by the property owner. Watch the night life on the water with the help of high-beam lighting that covers the cove area. Ten Bay Beach is one of the nicest beaches on Eleuthera; great for sunbathing, swimming, walking, and snorkeling right from the beach. Vacationers enjoy getting into the water in front of the house for swimming and snorkeling, or going to the beach which is a short 50 yards through the water. Many folks vist the entire island, but say their favorite place is right at Ten Bay Beach! A favorite past time is feeding fish from the deck. Serenity Cove offers one 2-person Gemini kayak and 2 single Perception Tribe kayaks with gear. The deck on this house is high and over coral rock. We always caution folks with small children. If you are an island visitor, you realize the tiny no-see-ums also love the area. We recommend that visitors who are sensitive, bring needed repellent. Water shoes are also recommended to avoid the sea urchins. The wrap-around deck offers you sun (or not) from 3 locations. Guests have explored this island from top to bottom and have found great beaches to explore. Many folks enjoy traveling south to Tarpum Bay to purchase fresh fish from the docks; wait until mid-afternoon. We recommend reading the guest book for ideas, and also entering your own for others to explore. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.

Keywords: House with a view

More Details

Rock & Nell Walker
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

About Rock & Nell Walker

We have residences in Lancaster SC and Shallotte NC and are usually at one or the other except when on Eleuthera.

Rock & Nell Walker purchased this house in 1994

Why Rock & Nell Walker chose Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas

Our goal was to find an island where we felt safe, and with people we felt were genuinely friendly. After searching many islands in the Bahamas, we found that on Eleuthera.

Ten Bay Beach and its surrounding cove area supports an abundance of sea life that feed on the coral. Guests are delighted to watch a variety of fish from the deck.

While the island offers a slow-paced and peaceful vacation, a number of restaurants can be found within easy driving distance of the house. Many visitors enjoy purchasing fish from the docks at Tarpum Bay or Governor's Harbour and cooking at home. Grocery stores on the island offer almost anything you need.

What makes this house unique

If you are hunting peace and quiet, and you love the beach, and being in the water, Ten Bay Beach is as good as it gets!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas around the Central Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , easily converted to king; linen provided; full bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , full bath adjoins bedroom; new bedroom furnishings 2014
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) twins can convert to king; full bath adjoins each bedroom. Bedrooms newly furnished in 2014.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
One of the main features of this house is its location, in front of the house is a wide cove that is housed by grouper, yellow tail and other fish, Often visitors are delighted to see rays and manta rays swim by, and an occasional nurse shark. it's fun to feed the fish from the deck, flood lights light up the cove at night to showcase the night life on the water


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Bahamas Eleuthera, Ten Bay Beach;Cove Property; Privacy; includes 3 kayaks
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Private Bahamian getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Eleuthera!! It is a charming island with friendly people. It’s not very developed, which is what we were looking for, so i would recommend a 4x4 car rental. The house was exactly as the pictures depicted! It was clean and getting the keys was an easy transition from the caretaker. When you walk in, the view is breathtaking! We spent a lot of time just looking out and trying to identify fish. We snorkeled and made use of the kayaks right from the house. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals at ”home”. We loved our stay and hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karl and Laurie, Thank you for your nice comments about staying at Serenity Cove. And, yes we try to keep the kitchen such that folks who like to just hang out and cook will have what they need. After a long day in the water and sun, we find that staying in is a great option! Our cleaning lady, Sue, does a nice job keeping the house looking fresh and clean. She, rightfully so, takes pride in her work. And our caretaker, Arthur Nixon, is well-known on the island for his friendliness and taking care of visitors to the island. We are so glad that you enjoyed the island. Folks on the island are indeed friendly; this comment is one we hear quite frequently from guests. Eleuthera and Serenity Cove welcomes you back to the island.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Well layed our space. My wife and two adult daughters had a great time and enjoyed both the island and the place we stayed. Would absolutely recommend this for two couples or family of up to five. The pictures on vrbo website tell you al you need to know. Owners very helpful in getting you started. Will rent again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the feedback and your review. Folks do read and find the reviews helpful as they are making decisions regarding selection of a property. We learned after you left that one of the split system air conditioning units was not working properly. The new unit was installed the week before you arrived and was in need of Freon. So sorry this happened. Our house cleaner also thanks you for leaving the house in good shape. Please come and visit again. Rock and Nell Walker.
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Serenity. Cove - “Perfect Name”

  • 5 of 5

The house and property were amazing. Surpassed our expectations, so picturesque and beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at Serenity Cove. Thank you for your kind remarks. We hope that you will come back for many anniversary celebrations. Thank you for choosing Serenity Cove. Rock and Nell Walker
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A delightfully perfect getaway to the Islands!

  • 5 of 5

Rock and Nell have hit it out of the park with this this property. Everything we needed was at-hand. The property itself is just beaurtiful, with the deck literally hanging over the crystal clear water. We especially enjoyed walking down the steps and sitting at the 'aquarium' where spoil items drew all manner of fish for enjoyment.

Snorkeling is wonderful. Beach is just a short swim or walk away. If you seek privacy, then this is even more perfect, as neighbors are not evident, and the decks are yours to enjoy without prying eyes.

WIFI was a life saver for staying in-touch stateside. Suggestions were right on for enjoying many of the local restaurants and sights.

Enjoyed using the kayaks, which added so much to our stay just because they aid in covering more territory. We actually paddled to the left to a neat cove, beached the boats and then snorkeled over reef and through a small grotto. Wow. literally millions of minnows all around us.

A do-over for us. You will enjoy yourselves here!!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ted and Bonnie, thank you so much for taking time to write a review about Serenity Cove. Guests always tell us they read the reviews, and it helps them in deciding on properties. You two were delightful guests to have visit Eleuthera as you were looking for what the island offers best: beautiful water, fish that you can watch swimming by, gorgeous and unspoiled beaches to roam, and peace and quiet! Thank you for choosing Serenity Cove; we hope that you will return! Rock & Nell
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Serenity Cove perfectly describes this house and its position overlooking the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We have now been to this lovely house twice. The most recent stay lasted for two months. February gave us good weather, calm seas, few people and deserted beaches. March brought northely and often cold winds and more people taking Spring breaks. Ten Bay is a sheltered Cove ideal for swimming and walking. Sand Dollars aplenty. And on occasion Jelly fish too. A sea of moods changing from mirror flat to crashing waves against the low rocky cliffs and everything in between. Sail boats and motor cruisers often came to anchor below the house and stay for a night or two or three.

Eleuthera is becoming more developed. But Ten Bay is a haven of peace and tranquility and the house perfectly positioned.

Help is at hand whenever necessary. Arthur for any problems, and to Sue for making sure the house is spotlessly clean thank you.

We look forward to returning next year, and to Nell and Rock a big thank you for allowing us to have two wonderful months in your home.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear new friends, Thank you for taking time to write a review for folks who do read these, and appreciate learning about the island and Serenity Cove at Ten Bay. Thank you for always staying on top of things at the house and for being such easy guests to have stay at Serenity Cove. Arthur and Sue do appreciate your comments as well. We enjoyed our e-mails visits with you! And, our neighbors enjoyed getting to know you two! You are always welcome back! Rock & Nell
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Birthday Week Visit!

  • 5 of 5

That house is really great. The setup is perfect for 2 couples to share without getting in each other's way. Great deck and everything you need for swimming or beaching was provided for us.

Ten Bay beach is a very short walk down the road and is an awesome, secluded beach.

We were able to explore the Island from our central location without too much effort.

Rock & Nell were great with communication and answered all of our questions before our visit.

We spent most of our week at the house and in the fabulous cove in the back of the house . Everything you need is right there.


  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the house and your visit. We are so glad that you chose to celebrate your birthday at Serenity Cove at Ten Bay Beach. And, that it worked out well for you. Come back for another visit. Rock & Nell
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Palmetto Point
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Motorway
0.9 Miles
Queens Highway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Tippy's; North Palmetto Point
Nearest Beach
Ten Bay Beach
Car: recommended

The house is located along the coral rock that extends off the beautiful Ten Bay Beach, truly one of the best beaches on Eleuthera. The house is centered on 3 lots, offering privacy for guests and a cove that offers visitors their own aquarium. The island offers services for fishing, snorkeling and diving trips, boating; have a Bahamian meal cooked right in your home! Guests have available 1 Gemini 2-person kayak and 2 Perception Tribe single kayaks and gear for you to enjoy getting around to see more of the island from the water. Unique to Eleuthera Island is water taxi access to both Harbour Island and/or the fishing village of Spanish Wells. Traveling North to get to either island, you will pass over the Looking Glass bridge, once painted by Homer Winslow. A must stop for great photos of the cliffs and the joining of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Eleuthera is a long and narrow island with beach access roads throughout the island. Guests have found beautiful hide-a-way beaches to explore. The house is conveniently located in the middle (the elbow) of the island which makes it convenient for exploring both ends of this 100 mile island. Each community offers unique restaurants and shopping. The Southern end of the island offers its own unique villages of Tarpum Bay (fresh seafood from the docks), Rock Sound (Blue Hole and nice shopping center), Cape Eleuthera and the pristine Lighthouse Beach. Guests tell us they enjoy exploring the island and coming back to relax on the deck, enjoying the view right in front of them. Directions to the house: On Queens Highway, travel 14 miles south of Governor's Harbour airport; roughly 4 miles south of Palmetto Point. After your pass a small sub-station with transformers enclosed in a chain-link fence (on you right), the road to Ten Bay development will be on your right (about 1.5 or less miles). On right, look for sign that has property owners listed. Follow that road for about .8 mile; the house is on the right; palm trees lining drive to house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas,

Rental Basis:
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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £37.68
Refundable Damage Deposit £150.72

for stays in excess of 2 weeks deposit is increased to 1000.00 Check in time: 3:00 PM; Check-out time: 10:00 a.m. See general description for driving directions to property. Between December 15 and January 10, a holiday restriction of a 7 night booking is in place as short stays during this time negatively impact booking opportunities. You may stay a shorter period; however, your rate is calculated for a full week. Pets are limited to one animal that is house broken and weighs less than 25 pounds. The pet fee is $50 for one week and $8 for each additional day over one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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