Seahorse apartment at Casuarina Bay is just steps from the very private sandy beach of Casuarina bay.
Charmingly decorated with island furnishings and full of natural light, this apartment is perfect for 2 guests. This bright and airy new space (completed Spring 2021) features an ocean view bedroom with a queen bed, bathroom with shower, living space and kinchenette. A new beach deck with a freshwater shower provides the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful Casuarina Bay beach.
Set in a lush tropical garden overlooking virgin green hills, this spacious apartment is ideal for a single person or couple looking for a long-term rental or budget getaway to Eleuthera. The apartment space is on the ground level of our Beachfront House but has a private entrance and is self-contained amidst a picturesque grove of coconut palms, colorful hibiscus, fragrant frangipani flowers, sea grape, passion fruit, papaya, and Casuarina trees.
Just 1.5 miles northeast of the enchanting town of Governors Harbour, the apartment features multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces, a full bathroom with shower, kitchen and beach deck with an outdoor shower. Just 60 feet from the top of the gorgeous sandy Casuarina bay beach, our sunset studio is ideal for guests who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Eleuthera. Enjoy complimentary use of our sit-on-top kayaks, standup paddleboards, masks and snorkels to explore the pristine coastline of central Eleuthera.
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.
|Zip Code: 0000|
|Nearest Airport||Governors Harbour||7 miles|
|Nearest Bar||1648 Bar and Grill||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Casuarina Bay Beach||60 feet|
|Nearest Market/Grocery Store||Governors Harbour market||2 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||1648 Bar and grill||1.5 miles|
|Nearest Route/Highway||Queen's Highway||0.25 miles|
Casuarina Bay is 7 miles from Governors Harbour (GHB) airport, central Eleuthera.
You can fly directly to Eleuthera from Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami. Nassau is the shortest flight (just 20 minutes to Eleuthera) and has the 8 flights per day, so if you can get to Nassau easily, that may work best for you.
IMPORTANT: These flights between Nassau and Eleuthera do not appear on websites such as Expedia, so you won’t find them in typical flight searches. You can book those flights directly from their website listed below. Just make sure to get to Nassau no later than 2:30 p.m., and you’ll be in time to catch the last flight out.
NASSAU TO ELEUTHERA
There are 3 ways to get to Governors Harbour from Nassau.
Southern Air: Tel: 242-377 2014 www.southernaircharter.com
Flights leave Nassau approx 7am, noon and 3:30 (20 min flight)
Pineapple Air: Tel: 242 377 0412. www.pineappleair.com
Flights leave Nassau approx. 7am, noon and 3:30 (20 min flight)
Leaves Nassau approx 7am and 4pm daily.
An important tip to breeze through customs in Nassau: There is a separate line if you are going on to Eleuthera, and there is rarely anyone in that line. To use that line, follow the signs for “Family Island Intransit” and “Family Island Connections”. On your return flight, allow 2 ½ hours between arriving in Nassau and your departing flight to the U.S. because you will be clearing U.S. customs in Nassau, rather than upon arrival in the U.S.
FLORIDA TO ELEUTHERA
North Eleuthera Airport (ELH) is also an option. There are daily direct flights on American Air and Silver Air from Miami and Fort Lauderdale to North Eleuthera and it is about a 1 hour drive to Casuarina bay. It is often possible to have a rental car waiting for you there to save on the taxi fare. Silver Air also has seasonal flights directly to Governors Harbour.
It is also possible to fly into Governors Harbour directly from Fort Lauderdale on Aztec Air Airways.
From Canada and Europe it is often easiest to travel via Nassau and avoid travel into the US.
Please feel free to ask for assistance if you have any trouble finding good flights – we are always happy to help!
REMEMBER: YOU MUST BE CARRYING A PASSPORT WITH AT LEAST 6 MONTHS VALIDITY WHEN FLYING INTO THE BAHAMAS.
Bedrooms: 1, Sleeps: 2
Bedroom 1: Queen
Bathroom 1: toilet, walk-in shower
Outdoor shower: 1
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$125 - $250||$1,200 - $1,575||-||1 Nights||-|
|early Winter rate 26-Nov-2023 - 19-Dec-2023||$195||$195||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Price for: 2 Persons, Extra person price: $ 10 /Person /Night|
|Christmas and New Years 20-Dec-2023 - 05-Jan-2024||$250||$250||-||-||7 Nights||-|
|Price for: 2 Persons, Extra person price: $ 15 /Person /Night|
|Cleaning fee||Required||$75||One time|
|Security Deposit||Required||$150||One time|