The Beachfront House at Casuarina bay was designed and built to savor the incredible natural unspoiled beauty of Eleuthera. It is only 50 feet from its own beautiful sand beach, so wherever you are in the house you have breathtaking views in all directions. This home is ideal for indoor/outdoor living.
To the east, you see the turquoise ocean and glistening beach. Looking to the west your eyes rest on untouched green hills and colorful Caribbean sunsets. At night the brilliance of the stars and moon is unforgettable.
This hand-crafted cedar house sleeps 6, with 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins that can be converted to a king (with A/C in the bedroom), 2 bathrooms, living and dining room, kitchen and decks on 3 sides plus a private balcony on the second floor overlooking the ocean. There are indoor and outdoor kitchens and dining areas.
The house is built on a 14-acre estate stretching across the island to the ocean on the other side of the island. The property is filled with lush plants and fragrant tropical flowers. You can relax on our many decks, private beach, or in the thatched cabana, where there is a freshwater shower.
There are two additional apartments (sleeps 2 guests each) on the ground level of the Beachfront house. These spaces, the “Sunset apartment” and "sea-horse apartment" can be rented along with the beachfront house to add a 4th and 5th bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and living spaces. Alternatively, these apartments may be rented to other guests. The apartments have their own private entrances and do not share deck space with the Beachfront house so both are private from each other.
The McKinney family has lived in The Bahamas for generations. At 17 Doon was teaching school in a remote village in Botswana. She fell in love with the idea of living in a Round House. When she returned to The Bahamas she decided to move from Nassau to the remote and untouched island of Eleuthera and build her own round house. Everyone was a bit skeptical of this young woman clearing the land by herself and building a house with no electricity, running water, car or a telephone.
Camping out every night on the site helped her develop an intense connection with the land and gave her the opportunity to build a house that was perfect for the location. She decided to build 11-foot arches on all five sides of the house to allow the ocean breeze to sweep into the house. She nestled the house among coconut trees and Casuarina trees where you can hear the sound of the wind in the trees and the waves on the beach. She surrounded the house with a garden full of beautiful hibiscus, oleander, seagrape, coconuts and, other native flowers and trees.
It was a challenge for a woman with limited carpentry skills to clear the land and almost single-handedly build a house- having never built so much as a box. Doon persevered and used creativity to overcome many of the obstacles she encountered. While still working on the building of the house Doon married and had 2 daughters (Casuarina and Taja)- the youngest was born right in the Round House before the midwife even found her way out to the house.
|Nearest Airport||Governors Harbour (GHB)||7 miles|
|Nearest Bar||1648 Bar and Grill||2 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Casuarina Bay beach||100 feet|
|Nearest Market/Grocery Store||Governors harbour||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||1648 Bar and Grill||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Route/Highway||Queen's Highway||0.3 miles|
Casaurina bay is ideally located between the pink sand French Leave beach (5mins walk south) and Twin Coves (5 mins walk north).
Eleuthera’s a long, thin island – 110 miles long but, at its widest, only 2 miles across. It’s blessed with an abundance of spectacular beaches and perpetuatal summer – winter highs are in the mid 70’s, summer highs in the mid to upper 80’s.
Generally, Eleuthera is 3-4 degrees cooler than Florida, with constant sea breezes. Eleuthera is unusual in that it is relatively hilly, reaching an elevation of 100 feet, much more than most of the other Bahamian islands.
With a population of about 8,000, Eleuthera, unlike Nassau, does not have “big city” feel. Bahamians are known to be some of the warmest and most friendly anywhere. Governor’s Harbour, the capital, is located at the mid-point of the island and has small town charm and is a great jumping off point for exploring both north and south Eleuthera. The island is a nature lovers paradise.
Bedrooms: 3, Sleeps: 6 (8 people if sunset apartment is booked with the house)
Bedroom 1: King
Bedroom 2: Queen
Bedroom 3: two twins can be combined to make a king w/ac
Bathroom 1: toilet, walk-in shower
Bathroom 2: toilet, tub and shower
Outdoor shower in a private beach cabana.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$420 - $620||$2,950 - $3,950||-||5 Nights||-|
|High Season 01-Apr-2021 - 20-Aug-2021||$492||$492||$3,450||-||5 Nights||-|
|Price for: 6 Persons, Extra person price: $ 20 /Person /Night|
|Security Deposit||Required||$700||One time|
This is an extraordinary tropical home like none other we have experienced. The artwork, the architecture, like something out of a book. Swiss Family Robinson goes to the Bahamas! There can be no better locale, perched in paradise, overlooking the best beaches anywhere, pink sand and all--and all to ourselves! A secret hideaway from the civilized world, complete with internet (but why use it?). Please don't tell anyone about this Paradise Found
Stayed March, 2020
If you dream of going to sleep with the sound of the waves in your ears, and waking up with the sound of waves in your ears, this is ideal. It’s a little rustic, but you can’t go to sleep and wake up that way in a fancy condo.
Stayed January, 2020
it's exactly as advertised. a lovely beach home with immediate and private access to a phenomenal beach.
Stayed March, 2019
We loved the location: very easy beach access and only a ten minute drive to town for supplies. We were a party of six, four adults and two children and the house worked perfectly for us. The cabana and shower right on the beach was ideal! The large deck around the house became a wonderful outdoor, additional room. We couldn't have been happier
Stayed March, 2019
Such a phenomenal beach home. Living space large enough for 5 adults on my trip. We never felt on top of each other. Full kitchen to prepare any meal. Immediate access to beach literally steps away. Kayaks and snorkeling gear on site as well as paddle boards. Beach is clean, has soft sand, clear blue waters. Just loved it. More than we expected but exactly what we hoped for
Stayed February, 2019