Charming, secluded, beachfront cottage

Palmetto Point, Eleuthera


Privacy is yours! Our charming beachfront cottage is situated on six acres of undisturbed land near the end of a two-mile pink sand beach. It's perfect for couples seeking solitude or a special honeymoon. The house sits on a sand dune several hundred feet from the waters edge. The only thing between you and the beach are palm trees and a beautifully landscaped path cut through the coconut palms. The all-sand beach has a gradual slope to the water. Great swimming, beach combing, snorkeling and scuba diving are just steps from your back door. Our one bedroom cottage is brightly decorated with many furnishings handmade by local artisans. Rustic terra cotta tiles, a wooden ceiling, and ceiling fans add to the charm.In 2010 we renovated the kitchen, bathroom and exterior with all new windows and doors. Inside and out, this home provides the backdrop for a truly relaxing, tropical island experience!


Amenities

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront

Sports And Adventure Activities

  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Wind-surfing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing

Leisure Activities

  • Walking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Scenic Drives
  • Photography

Car

  • Recommended

Local Services And Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Festivals

Catering Options

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

General

  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Split-System Air Conditioning

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • Games
  • Video Library

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Patio
  • Deck / Patio

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Away From It All

Suitability

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Dining

  • Dining Area

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property SuperType

  • House

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining

Houses Rules

  • 03:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 4

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Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

42 Reviews

    Clean, beautiful

    5/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2020
    Submitted Jan 13, 2021

    One of the cleanest VRBOs we have ever been in. Beautiful beach. Comfortable house. Highly recommend.

    Another Wonderful Vacation

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2019
    Submitted Jun 9, 2019

    This was our 6th time to this property. It's remote, and absolutely beautiful. We only saw 2 people on the beach while there for the week. The beach is Beautiful. The water is crystal clear. Can't ask for a better place to unwind & reconnect with the one you love. Thank you Leigh Ann, for sharing this wonderful piece piece of heaven!

    Paradise on Earth

    5/5 Stayed May 8, 2019
    Submitted Jun 7, 2019

    This was our 6th trip to Eleuthera in the past 8 years. We love the island and it's people. But we REALLY love the island now that we've found home there. In the past, we always stay at different properties because we like change and exploration. That has all changed now that we've stayed at the Palms. The property is totally private and secluded and completely manicured. . You can follow the sand path to the tiki and loungers and then a short walk to a deserted beach. We rarelly saw anyone on the beach at all. No need for even sandles as the entire path is soft sand. LOVE IT! As for the house........smaller than most we've stayed at , but only in square footage. It is by far the best laid out home full of ammenies and all the things you take for granted at home. All that stuff is there. the kitchen is totally stocked with every utensil , spice, and cookware you'll ever need...even frosty beer mugs. New windows, doors, TV and furniture and spotlessly clean Everything was fresh and bug free. (No seums out at dusk outside...but plenty of bug spray in the house. . We normally spend most of our daylight hours exploring the many treasures on the island, but spent as much time this year staying put and reconnecting with ourselves and the natural beauty of this property. We're not looking anywhere else to stay on the island except the Palms. Thanks again to Tom and Leann for sharing their home and for Clyde and Anne for taking such good care of us and the property. They own the Island Farm minutes away and have the best Cinnamon rolls on planet Earth. Can't wait for our next trip......

    Lovely!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 6, 2019
    Submitted Apr 14, 2019

    We truly loved the Palms as it is aptly named. Spent the first few days navigating the island only to discover that Double Bay was at least as good as any other beach, even for snorkeling, and we could just be home! Kitchen was the best supplied I've ever seen in a rental also.

    Tranquility

    5/5 Stayed Dec 28, 2018
    Submitted Jan 5, 2019

    Home is a 1/2 acre in the Mid Atlantic USA on the I-95 corridor so, six acres of palms and flowering shrubs, not another house in sight, private beach path, and starry nights was soothing to say the least. A lullaby it was, yet a close enough drive to food provisions and restaurants. The most people we saw on south Double Bay at any given time was 8. Yes,only 8 and far apart. I just returned home this evening after a weeks stay, but feel like I had a two week visit. If you need to escape the busy in your life, this is the place. The cottage is lovely, with a warm neutral decor that lets the quality island artwork shine. It is well and thoughtfully equipped - salad spinner, knife sharpener, food storage containers, very nice pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, pegs for hanging clothes, a supply of beach towels, and solid furnishings indoors and out. Also, it was solidly constructed, doors, windows, porch rails ..solid and well maintained. The house manager is an excellent communicator, truly a professional. Thanks Anne! The only very minor negative is that my boney butt would have enjoyed a chair cushion or a hammock for an outdoor nap. I imagine maintenance of those items isn't easy on an island and again, a very minor point. The most profound memories of this trip are the sounds of surf and rustling of palms, the magnificent night sky and of course, the colors of the daytime sky and water. Palms was the perfect partner for island magic.

    Most awesome place to stay!

    5/5 Stayed Jun 25, 2018
    Submitted Jul 15, 2018

    This was our 5th time to stay at The Palms on Double Bay. We've stayed at many other places on Eleuthera but this place is the best in every category: best beach, best location, best privacy, best vacation house. In other words, this place is the best. The beach is beautiful and if you like to dive - the reefs off the beach are an unending adventure. The house is very comfortable and has everything we ever needed. We'll no doubt be staying there a sixth time!

    Always great...will be back soon!

    5/5 Stayed May 1, 2018
    Submitted May 26, 2018

    Slice of paradise. Love the house, the house, the people and the island. Owner is great to work with.

    Dream vacation!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 3, 2018
    Submitted Apr 16, 2018

    My husband and I loved our week at The Palms on Double Bay! The home is cute and has everything you need for relaxing, cooking, just kicking back. The short walk to our private beach was special below the rustling palms and the almost pink sands were perfect for long walks. We visited several other beaches and particularly enjoyed Lighthouse Beach - worth the trip! Island Market had fresh greens and veges and delicious prepared items and the pier at Tarpum Bay had incredible fresh fish. This was the perfect place to unwind, relax and get away! We hope to visit again soon!

    Awesome Seclusion

    5/5 Stayed Oct 28, 2017
    Submitted Nov 26, 2017

    My wife & I have been to The Palms four times in the last 3 years. This has become our special retreat from the world, a place where we can get away & reconnect. You’ll need to rent a car - the cottage is really quite isolated, and as such, it takes a bit to get there - plan on taking your time. The property is very nicely maintained and the owners, Leigh Ann & Tom have everything you might need already in the cottage. There is WiFi, but there is no TV Service. Anne Bethel is their local agent, who cares for & maintains the property; she has been wonderful to us by responding to any questions or needs that may come up. The beach is a 3 minute walk from the house, and is Absolutely Stunning!! Picture: Pink Sand, Turquoise water, Blue Sky, and Green Palms that line the shore... The pictures you see cannot capture the openness & the true colors & the feel of this paradise. There are almost never any others on this beach. It's yours. It's Amazing! We actually have seen some walkers come by - but this is rare. Depending on the direction of the wind, the surf can be anywhere from Dead Flat to Very Rough. If it's rough, you can drive 15 minutes to the Caribbean side of the island, to Ten Bay Beach - a wide, shallow bay that is beautifully calm & warm - Although there are usually a few other folks there. To get to any stores, gas stations, restaurants, shops, etc., you should plan on a 30 minute drive each way - Although Island Farm (Owned by Anne Bethel & family) is closer - 20 minutes or so. Our advice is to stock up on everything at Burroughs Grocery as you pass through Governor's Harbour, so you don't have to go out much thereafter. One Warning - This is a very rural island. On the plus side, there are few tourists or souvenir shops - allowing you to instead interact w/ the local people, who are always friendly & helpful; on the down side Power & WiFi sometimes go out, you need bug spray especially at night, and you won’t find every brand of routine grocery items in stores… but these are minor trade-offs that come with getting off the grid. It’s wonderful and peaceful and secluded, but if you want to be pampered, this in not the place for you. We love it!

    Another great trip to The Palms at Double Bay!

    5/5 Stayed Apr 30, 2017
    Submitted May 11, 2017

    Our 3rd trip to The Palms. Always outstanding. The owner is very accommodating and the local representative, Anne Bethel, is very helpful and works hard to be sure your stay is enjoyable. Private, secluded, awesome. On the beach in front of the house every day and rarely saw more than 2 people a day on the entire 2 mile stretch of beach! Best beach on the island in our opinion. We will be back next year!

    Very nice property in a great location.

    5/5 Stayed Mar 5, 2017
    Submitted Mar 12, 2017

    The Palms is a comfortable cottage. Double Bay beach is spectacular.

    Fantastic spot- the house had everything we needed and the location, privacy, and beach were awesome

    5/5 Stayed Feb 4, 2017
    Submitted Feb 11, 2017

    One of the best beaches we've seen - Quiet, and could walk for miles and not see a soul.

    Perfect Beach Cottage for Relaxing and Enjoying Life

    5/5 Stayed Dec 24, 2016
    Submitted Jan 12, 2017

    The words here will not do justice to the vacation we enjoyed at Double Bay. We've never had a more relaxing vacation than our 7 days on Eleuthera. The home is perfectly appointed - Leigh Ann has provided everything you'll need to enjoy yourself. During our stay, we saw a total of 6 people on the beach. We had it to ourselves nearly every day. The sand is gorgeous! We body surfed and relaxed on the beach, enjoying the amazing weather. The house comes with all the beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas you and your family could need. The house was situated perfectly near the beach, just a short walk away. We could hear the waves every evening as we sat on the porch and stargazed, but passersby couldn't see you thanks to the palm trees and other vegetation. The outdoor shower was great for rinsing off all the sand. After arriving, we stopped by the Eleuthera Supply in Governor's Harbour to pick up groceries. I was pleasantly surprised with everything the store carried. We were able to get everything we needed, with the exception of fresh bread. The prices were somewhat higher than we pay at home, but not nearly as bad as what we had anticipated. There are also other, newer grocery stores in other towns. We ate breakfast at the house each day then set out for the adventure of the day. Everyone on the island is helpful - we stopped and asked random people for directions for certain beaches and they were happy to point the way. We both scuba dive, so we drove to Cape Eleuthera and did several dives with Darryl Miller. We highly recommend him!! We stopped in every community on the island. Two nights we picked up lobsters and fresh grouper at the docks in Tarpum Bay and grilled those at the house. Everything we needed was there, spices, grill and utensils. The lobsters were amazing and so inexpensive! We ate at several local restaurants on different beaches. Wild Orchid in Rock Sound was our favorite, but all of the restaurants were great! We also discovered a little deli near Tippy's that had fresh bread, pastries, good wine and imported cheese. We were never able to go to the nearby farm for veggies or fresh bread, though we tried a few times. We also went to the Friday night fish fry and had great time!! We met so many people that evening and the food and Rum Bubba drinks were fantastic. We rented a car from Stanton. We had a few problems, but they were quickly remedied. The BEST vacation we've had. Stop wondering and book it!!

    Another wonderful stay at this lovely cottage

    5/5 Stayed May 21, 2016
    Submitted Jun 13, 2016

    This was our third time staying at the Palms and hopefully not our last. So secluded yet so close to the beach. We love walking along the little sand path lined with palms and ferns to get to the ocean from the house. It's like being on your own lush tropical island. The house is well maintained and clean. The owners obviously take pride in it and keep it updated and well stocked with towels, beach chairs, etc. We were glad for the new air conditioner in the living room/kitchen area in addition to the bedroom unit as it was very warm and humid with little breeze during much of our stay. Wifi is another nice addition since our last visit. It's a bit sketchy but that is to be expected on the island. The outdoor shower is great as always ...didn't use the indoor one at all! Double Bay is a beautiful pink sand Eleuthera beach, yet most days we had it all to ourselves. The Island Farm is a few minutes drive away - be sure to go Tues and Fri am for fresh baked bread and cinnamon buns. (yum!) Thank you Leigh Ann and Tom for sharing your little oasis with us!

    Best property on the island!

    5/5 Stayed May 4, 2016
    Submitted May 21, 2016

    We love the Palms. If you want privacy and the most beautiful beach on the island this is the place to stay. Leigh Anne is extremely easy to work with making it a real pleasure to rent her property. Anne Bethel, the property manager on the island, couldn't be nicer or more accommodating. This is our second time staying at the Palms and it will not be our last. The house is always clean and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. Highly recommend this property! Anne also owns Island Farms which is only about two miles from the house. Be there at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Friday for incredible fresh breads and cinnamon rolls! Also, fresh vegetables and greens, homemade pasta sauce, hot sauces and outstanding gazpacho everyday. Check it out before you load up at a grocery store.

    Private and peaceful

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2015
    Submitted Mar 10, 2015

    This was our third time at The Palms, fourth time on Eleuthera. The great thing about the house is that you are unaware of anyone else being around until you go to the beach, and even then you might see only a couple of couples as you walk to the ends of Double Bay. You can see the roof line of the house to the South, but that's it. So The Palms is about privacy. The new restaurant in Governor's Harbor (1648 Bar and Grill) is a good addition to The Beach House and Tippy's, while Anne and Clyde are helpful when you need them (seldom) and Stanton Cooper the reliable supplier of a rental car (weekly). Do go the Friday night fry up on Cupid's Cay in town at least once. The Palms is a great place to go to if you like the person to whom you are married (or not).

    We loved this comfortable, quiet home

    5/5 Stayed Jan 23, 2015
    Submitted Feb 2, 2015

    We just returned from 8 days at The Palms and are already looking at dates to return next year. As vacation property owners ourselves (in the US) we really appreciate the efforts that have been put into this home. We have rented several homes throughout the Caribbean and this is by far our favorite. We have never been in a rental this secluded and yet so close to the beach. You cannot see the beach from the house, but it is only a 2 minute walk away. The house is very clean and well stocked, and the managers are easily accessible. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed. There are plenty of linens, beach chairs, and a large selection of CDs and DVDs. Most of the time we were the only ones on the beach except for a few times when someone walked past. We didn't eat out much because we found the restaurants fairly expensive. Instead we bought lobster and grouper from the fisherman at the harbor and fresh vegetables and bread from the farmers market down the road. We brought a few staples with us (coffee, powdered drinks, rice) and were happy we did as the food in the stores is also expensive because it has to be brought into the island. There's not much to do on Eluthera except fishing and snorkeling, but that was okay with us. We spent our days relaxing in the sun, playing cribbage and watching movies at night. We did enjoy driving through the small towns and interacting with the local people. The people are extremely friendly and helpful. We even went into a fisherman's home to buy fish on a day when the water was too rough for the boats to go out. Bring some insect repellent because sitting outside in the evening I was bitten by sandflies. They didn't bother my husband and during the day sunscreen protected us. We were looking for a quiet place to relax and we were not disappointed.

    Top 3 vacations of our lives!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2014
    Submitted Jul 18, 2014

    It was everything we had hoped for and more! The property description was very accurate. The house was clean, very well equipped and exactly what we wanted. The beach was virtually deserted every day. Leigh Anne, the owner, was very attentive to our needs and answered all of questions promptly. Bottom line...we could not have expected any thing more and we will be back next year! We are already looking at dates.

    Everything we hoped for and more!!!

    5/5 Stayed Mar 12, 2013
    Submitted Sep 27, 2013

    My wife and I stayed here for a week in March and we were thrilled with our experience. Often in Eleuthera you will hear the tagline it's not for everyone. This place, The Palms, was perfect for us. Leigh Ann made our stay especially nice with her helpfulness and ease in our transactions. The house itself is very clean and well maintained, as are the grounds and property surrounding it. It's also well stocked with cookware, utensils, and wares that help a guest feel right at home. Maps, old movies, and beach supplies as well. And then, of course, the beach and the scenery... Deep Thanks to Leigh Ann for a perfect visit.

    A perfect getaway...way away!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2012
    Submitted Jul 23, 2012

    This was our 7th trip to Eleuthera, and the first to the Palms. The cottage is beautiful in every way for a couple and we were lucky enough to be just a couple on this trip. Great bed, lots of room, lots of big fluffy towels, good air conditioning, tasteful furnishings, great artwork. beautiful landscaping, wonderful jungle path to the deserted beach, extreme privacy, and so much more made this perfect. We saw one person (once) on the beach when we were there. When we arrived we quickly put on our swim suits and headed for the beach. That was the last time we used our suits for the remainder of our trip. We were in the water at least twice a day. The outside shower was great (Moen fixtures on an outside shower!) DSL WiFi internet made for free phone calls on my smartphone. The phone company's service worked most of the time. There is no television antenna, cable, or satellite. However the DVD selection is amazing if you like classic movies. Property management was delightful. The owner is very easy to deal with. If we ever get a chance to travel again without our family, this will be the place.

    Escape

    5/5 Stayed Apr 22, 2012
    Submitted Apr 29, 2012

    Do you want to restore your soul? Pamper yourself in the most rewarding, beautiful and relaxing environment. Palms of Double Bay is truly a peaceful getaway. Do yourself a favor, visit Palms of Double Bay. The beach at Double Bay is mere steps from the lovely home. The entire beach is comprised of pink powdered sand. The snorkeling is amazing. The cottage is fully equipped. The beautifully renovated kitchen has everything that you need. The air conditioning is great for peaceful evening sleep or keep the windows open to hear the ocean. I have been coming to this amazing island for 15 years. Palms of Double Bay is truly our favorite. Grandma Dolly

    In the eye of the storm

    5/5 Stayed Aug 30, 2011
    Submitted Sep 27, 2011

    Our holiday coincided with the visit of Hurricane Irene. In the days leading up to our scheduled arrival Leigh Ann kept us informed with updates of the effects of the storm. Her cottage suffered only minor damage but we decided to cancel our trip owing to the fact that essential supplies on the island were running low and we intended to travel with our baby. We were impressed with Leigh Ann's honest and conscientious attitude and we will definitely try to stay in her cottage sometime soon.

    Charming Seclusion

    5/5 Stayed May 4, 2011
    Submitted May 13, 2011

    After a week in this charming, updated home we will definitely make a return trip to Eleuthera (and this rental). This 1 bedroom house is perfect for two people. You literally can't beat the location, solitude and proximity to beach front. Most days we didn't see more than 1 or 2 people on the beach, we had it all to ourselves. If you like quiet, low key, beach and sun, this is the place for you. We used the A/C a few days to reduce humidity. Beach chairs and umbrella were key items available. There is no TV which was fine by us, but you can bring all the DVD's you desire if you want to catch up some movie watching. For fisherman, we found bonefish in Savanah Sound a short drive south of Double Bay. All and all, we couldn't have picked a better place.

    Paradise off the beaten path

    5/5 Stayed Feb 12, 2011
    Submitted Sep 15, 2011

    We've never been in the southern seas. Found this place by googeling tropical beaches and reading a lot of reviews like this. And reading Bahamas for Dummies, a surprisingly accurate guide. Never heard of Eleuthera before. No idea what to expect. A little scary. Talking to the owner Leigh Ann in Chicago and later Ann the grounds keeper immediately felt right and comfortable. They helped us with everything from learning how to rent a car on the island to where to get good grouper fingers. If your idea of vacation is to get away from it all you have found your spot in Paradise. Blue sky, miles of unpopulated pink sand, turquois crystal clear water, and a balmy breeze in February...Heaven. It really does look like in the pictures, only better If you're looking for night life, shopping and showing off the new bathing suite go elsewhere. The island is very poor, almost desolate. Hurricanes and the leaving of foreign investors with independence in the 1970's have left many structures including the Queen's Highway in poor repair, and there seems to be little means and motivation to change that. The rental property in contrast is pure pleasant luxury, and it feels a little strange to be well off (we're by no means rich). Having said that, literally every local person we met seemed to have a sunny disposition, always helpful and friendly, without any expectations. I guess there are a few more hip locations, Harbor Island in particular and a couple resorts, but we stayed away from those, being content with the challenge of which uninhabited beach to explore next

    Paradise on Eleuthera

    5/5 Stayed Nov 20, 2010
    Submitted Jan 15, 2011

    Our stay the week of Thanksgiving, 2010 was paradise. We found plenty of privacy and seclusion for our 25th anniversary. We lost track of the day and time and returned with great tans. Our days went like this: wake up as the sun rose, sip coffee on the beach. Breakfast on the porch, talk, read, get some sun. Go to the beach and read, walk, and swim. Mosey back to the cottage for lunch, nap, sit out on the porch and listen to music. Back to the beach with drinks, and maybe later go into town for conch fritters. The cottage is appointed with a new kitchen, a/c in the bedroom and kitchen, washer/dryer, and bottled water. Our favorite touches were the local artwork, the big grassy yard, and the outside shower (we used it more than not). There are plenty of nearby options for provisions, and every restaurant we tried served great food at a great value. Don't miss picking up some fresh bread at the caretaker's farm. We're homeaway.com veterans and the reviews are a great tool to determine if you and the property are a good match. Consider the number of positive reviews, and read as many as you can to get a feel for whether the property has what you're looking for. So far as the 1 negative review on this property, I can provide the following feedback: we found the cottage immaculate with everything in working order, and perfect windows and screens. Regarding the road, yep it's a little rough, but if (like us) you'd hike a couple of miles uphill to get some peace and solitude, then the road won't bother you; besides, I have a simple solution: drive very slowly and carefully. And finally, on the trash on the beach, excuse me while I step onto my soapbox for a moment... Trash washes up onto all beaches. We (people) have been trashing our oceans for a few centuries now. Google for ocean garbage patch and read about the floating garbage patch that is larger than Texas. The garbage hardly covers the beach and leaves plenty of beautiful sand to enjoy. A private beach like this is going to offer you privacy and seclusion, but it's not maintained by the government and big resorts. So if you're going to gripe about the result of what we've done to our oceans, you'll probably prefer Harbor Island--or better yet go to Atlantic City or Miami Beach. If you're like us, you'll pitch in and pick up a few bits of trash and enjoy the rest of the beach. Overall, we loved our stay here and plan to stay again, the sooner the better.

    A wonderful stay at the Palms

    5/5 Stayed May 2, 2010
    Submitted May 16, 2010

    My husband and I just returned from 10 idyllic days at The Palms at Double Bay. The cottage was perfect for our needs! The villa looks exactly like the pictures, inside and out. Nothing in the description is misrepresented, and you can tell that this is not just an investment property for the owner but a home-away-from-home that they love and take care of. Double Bay (in our opinion, the most beautiful beach on Eleuthera) is steps away from your door, and the walk along the garden path to the beach is a treat in itself. The beach chairs and beach umbrella supplied by the owners were great to have. If you are looking for a romantic, secluded hideaway on Eleuthera, the Palms is sure to please.

    Palms at Double Bay

    5/5 Stayed Jul 11, 2009
    Submitted Jul 20, 2009

    My husband and I just returned from a week at Palms. It was just as pictured. The beach was beautiful and we only saw 8-10 people on it the entire week and those people were far off in the distance. If you are looking for solitude and you don't want to be where all the tourists are, this is the place. The locals were all very friendly and helpful. You can't drive far without seeing more beautiful beaches and gorgeous water. After just a day or two, we were already talking about returning. Loved it! Thanks for opening your home to the rest of us!

    Peace and Quiet

    5/5 Stayed Feb 7, 2009
    Submitted Feb 15, 2009

    If I owned a property in paradise, this is what it would be. It is intimate and private and completely peaceful. The house is furnished with everything you need. Loved the wrap around porch and all of the sliding glass doors and shutters. The beach is natural and heart-breakingly beautiful. We spent hours at the beach reading under the shade of a palm tree, in the beach chairs that were thoughtfully provided. We could see every star in the sky and the Milky Way at night from our porch. Clyde and Anne, the care-takers, were available if we needed them and the property was spotless. Thank you Leighann for making this house available for us.

    Simply the Best 1 Bedroom Villa on Eleuthera!

    5/5 Stayed Jan 19, 2009
    Submitted Mar 10, 2009

    We have been coming to Eleuthera for a few years and have checked out most of the villas for rent from one end of the island to another. The Palms is a delightful place, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. For the price, there isn't a better equipped 1 brm villa on a better beach anywhere else in Eleuthera. We spent 10 delightful days at the Palms and only wished we'd have stayed there the whole time during our month's stay on Eleuthera. It felt like home and Leigh Anne and family have thought of everything to make your stay there trouble free and truly memorable. There are dozens of books, DVD's, stereo system, a kitchen that would make any chef happy, comfortable furnishings and all the little things one might ever need from hair dyer to sun screen! There are plenty of big beach towels, special beach chairs, a cooler, portable umbrella, snorkels and fins. The BBQ was great too as we preferred to eat in many nights. Mixing Margaritas a snap with a great blender on hand. Life was Good. The villa is very romantic and secluded and the beach, a walkers paradise. We seldom saw a soul around. Double Bay is a delightful central spot and while there are several villas in the area, the Palms has a huge property and we neither saw or heard any neighbours. It was heaven! As for the negative comments from previous tennants, we stayed in the villa right after they did and we were flaberghasted . Eleuthera is a charming little island and as many say Not for Every One -Thank Goodness we might add, that's what gives it it's charm. Anyone expecting to find everything the same as the USA might be disappointed. No MacDonalds, No big nightclubs, no fancy hotels, just friendly warm folk living there who are always polite and helpful. Just what we wanted a quiet romantic getaway where the biggest decision of the day was what beach to visit or where to fish. Even that wasn't difficult as the beach just yards from the door, was the best we found during our month on the island. There was no garbage - only the odd flotsom that washed ashore from a passing boat and sorry it's not a Club Med were the beach is raked by staff every day, Anne & Clyde are delightful and extremely conscientious as property managers and take care of your every request. No see ums are found throughout the islands- use bug spray and close up at night to avoid them. For fun rent a 4x4 but the villa road in was quite good by island standards. We'll definately book the Palms again!

    Not the best choice!

    2/5 Stayed Jan 12, 2009
    Submitted Jan 30, 2009

    Well, the beach was beautiful except it was covered in trash, everything from plastic bottles, hard hats and flourescent bulbs! The cottage was not maintained as it should have been. The shower knob was broken had to use a plyer. All the screens were ripped and the no-seeum bugs came in, the glass sliding doors didn't slide so it was difficult getting in and out. My husband had to put a lightbulb in outside or it was pitch black and he had to cut the bushes to get to the outside shower. Also there is no view from the cottage and a very bumpy dirt road in which is tough on both you and the vehicle. Pictures can be deceiving! There are too many other choices out there. Not alot to do on this island, Harbour Island has more to offer!

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    5/5 Stayed Dec 1, 2007
    Submitted Dec 12, 2007

    My husband and I just returned from an amazing week at The Palms. We traveled the week of November 23-November 30. Our weather was beautiful.Perfect for sunning and swimming. The cottage is everything it looks to be online. The privacy is amazing. The beaches are exactly as you would imagine. Perfect white/pink sand. We will be back soon!!!! Eric and Meredith Lutz

    Paradise on Earth

    5/5 Stayed Nov 1, 2007
    Submitted Dec 19, 2007

    My husband & I enjoyed 8 days at The Palms on Double Bay. When we drove in the driveway, we already knew it was exactly what we were looking for. It offers you privacy, solitude, gorgeous scenery and plenty of time to recharage your batteries. The long walks on the beach can sure clear your mind. We only saw about a dozen of people walking the beach in the whole 8 days. The care taker was very helpful with information about the cottage and surrounding area. The only drawback was they had hired help at the property for 3 of our days laying sod. We asked the caretaker not to have them come back to finish the job until after we left. If this had been discussed in advance of our trip, we might have been okay with this, but it did take away from the privacy for those 3 days. The beach is the nicest on the island that we saw. Spend your time here instead of trying to find something better. The kitchen had all the conviences of home and we cooked all our own meals. I would highly recommend this property to others. The owners are very lucky to own a piece of heaven on earth.

    Amazing Destination

    5/5 Stayed Jul 1, 2007
    Submitted Jul 19, 2007

    We just returned from our vacation at the Palms. We had such a fabulous time. We were on our honeymoon, and it was the perfect seclusion location for that. Full body tans can be guaranteed. Dont tell too many people, But Double Bay is probably the second most beautiful beach overall in Eleuthera. We dont want the secret to get out, or else it will be much harder to skinny dip next time we go. This property is well equipped and maintained fabulously. You cant beat the airconditioned bedroom for those hot Bahama Days. Dont look anywhere else, just pick this property, and set your mind at ease mon...

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    5/5 Stayed Apr 1, 2007
    Submitted Apr 17, 2007

    Oleander perfumed air, the hum of the ocean against the pink sandy beach and rustle of warm sultry breezes through the Palms at Double Bay can't help but automatically cast a spell of relaxation and calm. If you are looking for casinos, crowded beaches, and five star tourist traps- this is not the place for a vacation. However, if you are looking for a vacation that is mellow, laid back and will leave you refreshed in body and spirit, this is definitely the spot. Caring hosts, Leigh Ann and Tom, have made the Palms a comfortable oasis in the midst of the world's craziness. The cozy well-decorated cottage is divine, providing all the conveniences you will need for your vacation. Eleuthera is certainly the best kept secret with a wide variety of uncrowded and deserted beaches to explore, not least the long sandy beach of Double Bay at the bottom of the garden path. Beautiful beaches and beautiful people populate the shores of Eleuthera making our vacation phenomenal. I can't wait to go back! Thank you so much Leigh Ann & Tom.

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    5/5 Stayed Aug 1, 2005
    Submitted Aug 26, 2005

    Glenn and I spent the week of August 15-23, 2005 at the Palms. Everything that has been said in the other comments is absolutely true! The cottage is beautiful, clean and has a beautiful path to the most private beach with pink sand and clear ocean waters. Abosulutely a wonderful place to go. We are already looking forward to future visits at the Palms! Thank you Leighann and Tom for having such a nice place that you are willing to rent! The caretakers, Ada and Doyle were most helpful during our stay.

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    5/5 Stayed Mar 1, 2004
    Submitted Mar 30, 2004

    My husband and I went to Palms-Double Bay for our honeymoon. It was the best two weeks of our lives! We had an amazing view right out our door. We had fun exploring the island, eating great food, and meeting really neat people. I would recommend to stay at this house, the beach was so secluded! Really it was amazing!!! The renters are really great there are books to help you around the island and great movies to watch if it rains. We have only been back for 3 months and are already wishing we were back there for another two weeks. Go and see for yourself just how amazing this place is!!! Have fun!

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    5/5 Stayed Jan 1, 2003
    Submitted Jan 31, 2003

    What a beautiful place to stay!! The house was great, and the beach was the BEST on the island. We did a lot of exploring, seeing many other beaches and came to the conclusion that we had the best beach outside our door. The BEST snorkeling was right there, with an actual shipwreck to explore, sea turtles to romp with and beautiful fish. A short drive (and some searching) will take you to some caves to explore. We had a wonderful time.

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    5/5 Stayed Jan 1, 2003
    Submitted Jan 7, 2003

    I hesitate from writing this because when one finds a secret, you really don't want others to know about it, but I'll share this one with you. My wife and I, a few years back, decided that we would go away each spring break and try to find the perfect island. We tried a number of different islands and homes and then came upon the Palms at Double Bay beach. We had fallen in love with Double Bay a few years back and then found the Palms. Simply said, this is heaven. The Palms is comfortable and has all the comforts of home. It is so quiet and remote. If you want the cruise atmosphere, then this is not the place for you. If you want a vacation that provides solitude and beauty, then this is it. We have stayed at the Palms for three consecutive years and will return again.

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    5/5 Stayed Oct 1, 2002
    Submitted Oct 16, 2002

    What a wonderful place to have a secluded romantic vacation. My husband and I have spent time at the Palms every year for the past 5 years. Last house right on the best beach in Eleuthera. Great snorkeling right in front of the house and very few, if any, other people on the beach. This is a very special getaway. The owner can arrange for you to have a rental car and you will be met at the airport. The process is very easy and stress free.

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    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2002
    Submitted Sep 23, 2002

    I took my wife and 2 kids (8 & 9) to Palms - Double Bay for a much needed vacation. We were met at the airport by the nicest people and driven to the property. A rental car is a must so you can see what the entire island has to offer. While there, I surprised my wife with a renewal of our wedding vows at a local church in Governor's Harbor. There we were in paradise with the things that meant the most to both of us; each other and children. I couldn't think of a better way to get back in touch with one another. The beaches are nothing short of incredible. If you get tired of one, just jump in the car and a few minutes later you can explore a new beach. Most beaches are very secluded with few people around. The quarters are furnished with everything you need, except food and a swim suit. You can walk from the living room to the beach in 2 minutes! Pack light to ensure enough room for sea shells and souveniers. The natives of Eleuthera are very friendly and welcome visitors to their island. If you ever wanted your own private paradise, this is it! The memories we shared will last a lifetime. Thanks from The Reading family. Galva, IL

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    5/5 Stayed Sep 1, 2002
    Submitted Sep 20, 2002

    The Palms at Double Bay is a wonderful retreat. You can walk down to the beach, which is totally secluded. The water is clear and great for snorkeling. The pink sand is beautiful. The home has cute decorations. The bathroom indoors is lovely but the outside shower is the greatest. This is a wonderful place to get away and be surrounded by beauty. Cathy Terrill

    Time to relax!

    4/5 Stayed Dec 26, 2017
    Submitted Jan 14, 2018

    Lovely house close to the beach! House was clean and there was all we needed. Thank you for a lovely stay! Unfortunately the beach wasn‘t very clean (plastic & algae) and there were many mosquitos and beach fleas.

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