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Middle Cay – off North Eleuthera – Bahamas

4 Bedrooms with 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8 – 9)

Middle Cay, located just 1,000 yards from North Eleuthera and 1¼ miles from Harbour Island, is the Bahamas newest private retreat. Available now for rent, this two-acre isle is surrounded by crystal blue water, which is absolutely sublime. The main house sits on a large lawn dotted with palm trees and has fabulous views in every direction. This very open feeling beach house has cool tile floors and interiors that are casual and airy in feeling yet furnished with great style.

The surrounding area is famous for its pink sand beaches, deep sea and bone fishing and the best coral reefs and wrecks for diving in the Bahamas. Catch a wave on Eleuthera’s Surfer’s Beach or go over to Harbour Island and rent jet skis, boats, bicycles or golf carts for touring this charming island, which also has several good and fun restaurants and a beautiful pink sand beach.

Middle Cay has everything one would want of a tropical paradise – privacy, a wide sand beach with comfortable lounge chairs, oversized umbrellas and a cabana with a bar, table and chairs. There is also a chlorine-free freshwater pool overlooking the bay, a new dock that can accommodate a 75’ boat with a shore station with power and water and even a charming lighthouse. When renting this idyllic cay, guests have the choice of the inclusive price or “bareboat.”  Either way life on your own private island is heaven.

Main House

  • Entrance hall with vaulted ceilings, a sitting area at the windows and a bamboo bar
  • Spacious living room with views through large doors and windows to the east of Harbour Island and to the west of North Eleuthera
  • Very open dining and kitchen areas with a beamed ceiling and exceptional views to the south and east
  • Master Bedroom Suite (approximately 500 sq. ft.) with a king-size bed and large bathroom with two marble top sinks and a marble shower
  • VIP Bedroom with a king-size bed and bathroom en suite with a shower
  • Monkey Room (named after the décor) with twin beds and a bathroom with a tub directly across the hall
  • Dockside Suite with a queen-size bed, twin bed and bathroom en suite with a tub

Central air conditioning, high-speed WiFi Internet access (even on the dock), complete kitchen appliances and granite countertops, state of the art electronics (includes CD, DVD, VHS and satellite direct TVs), PlayStation 2, desalination system, ceiling fans, sumptuous 400 thread count bed linens and cotton robes in the bedrooms, indoor/outdoor games, a hammock, gear for snorkeling and fishing, water skis, boogey boards and a raft for towing

Inclusive Rate Service
3 meals daily, chef, maid service, use of the sailboat and the Boston whaler. The cay’s owner will act as captain for cruises, snorkeling adventures and fishing on his new 30′ fishing big boat (fuel is an extra cost. Gear and equipment are included).

“Bareboat” Rate Services Available at An Additional Cost
Maid service and chef

Middle Cay is available with a minimum three day rental except during Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year when a minimum of seven to ten days is required.

How to Get There: Middle Cay is a short one-hour flight from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Continental, US Air, Twin Air, Bahamas Air and charters). When traveling to the Bahamas one must have either a valid passport. Guests fly into the North Eleuthera airport, where they are met by staff and brought to 3 Island Dock (about 3 miles) for the short boat trip over to the cay. (This is the same dock where one takes the water taxi to Harbour Island.)

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Sandy Hill – Harbour Island – Bahamas

4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms in the Main House
2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on the Lower Level
(Sleeps 8 or 12)

Sandy Hill is located on the northern end of totally picturesque Harbour Island, off Eleuthera in the Bahamas. This terrific property is built into a hill on three levels and every room has views of the ocean, which is a one-minute walk via a private path to the island’s famous coral pink sand beach and pale turquoise water. On the two main levels facing this fantastic view are wonderful 12-ft wide verandahs that are accessed through French doors from most of Sandy Hill’s large and bright rooms. On the lowest level are two additional bedrooms and bathrooms with ocean views, their own small terrace and a separate entrance.

Sandy Hill has interiors reminiscent of a Caribbean Great House with plantation style furniture, white upholstery and cushions, ceiling fans, mahogany floors on the upper level and imported Italian tile floors on the ground and lower levels. It also has such wonderful amenities as central air-conditioning, walk-in cedar closets, bathtubs in most bathrooms and a washer and dryer – - All are wonderful luxuries on the island.

Main House
Ground Level

  • Living/dining room with two sets of French doors opening onto the verandah
  • Study with TV and VCR, large day bed and French doors opening onto the verandah
  • Kitchen with center island, commercial range and microwave, pass through to the study and an ocean view
  • Full guest bathroom
  • Bedroom with antique queen-size four poster bed, a TV in the wall and an ocean view
  • Verandah with dining table and chairs, lounge chairs and an oversized day bed

Upper Level

  • Large landing with sofa and chairs, ideal for relaxing and reading
  • Bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, 18th century chest of drawers, writing desk and a walk-in cedar closet. It has an bathroom en suite with a bathtub/shower and French doors opening to the verandah with spectacular ocean views north and east.
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, 18th century chest of drawers, writing desk, chaise lounge and a walk-in cedar closet. It has an bathroom en suite with a tub/shower and French doors to the verandah with equally spectacular views south and east of the ocean and of Eleuthera.
  • Bedroom with four poster twin beds, 18th century Chinese chest, walk-in cedar closet, bathroom en suite with a shower and French doors to the verandah
  • Laundry with a sink and linen storage
  • Verandah with lounge chairs, day bed and deck chairs

Lower Level (Optional)

  • Small terrace with ocean view
  • Bedroom with twin beds, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower
  • Bedroom with twin beds, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower

Amenities: Two zone central air-conditioning, antique furnishings, telephone, cable, Internet access with DSL (bring own computer), TV’s, washer/dryer, ceiling fans in all rooms, outdoor showers, screens on windows and French doors

Staff: Morning housekeeper six days a week to clean, make beds and do household laundry

Services Available at an Additional Cost: Cook and extra maid

Notes: Sandy Hill may be rented with or without the two lower bedrooms

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White Lodge – Harbour Island – Bahamas

5 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms (Sleeps 8 max.)

Located on Harbour Island’s beautiful bay, White Lodge is a traditional Bahamian house, part of which is historic, sitting on four acres. Not only does this gated compound have magnificent water views, but it has one of only three private tennis courts on the island. Lovingly restored by its owner, White Lodge comprises a main house, master bedroom cottage and a guest cottage. On the very pretty grounds are also a small dockhouse and a dock from which there is excellent swimming and boating.

White Lodge is attractively and comfortably furnished and the bedroom layout assures privacy for guests. On one side of this charming house are two separate sleeping cottages and on the other, a large terrace with sitting and dining areas. On the harbor side of the house is a large porch with a fretwork balustrade and several seating areas. From here steps lead down to a lower terrace and to a path down a sloping lawn to the water. White Lodge is a perfect house for a family or group of friends. And taking great care of guests is Luanne, the wonderful housekeeper, who is a terrific cook.

Main House
Ground Floor

  • Sun room with lots of windows and double doors opening to a covered porch
  • Small sitting room with a door to the porch
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed, sitting area and bathroom en suite with a tub/shower

Second Floor (outside access with a spiral staircase)

  • Bedroom with a queen-size bed
  • Bedroom with twin beds and a door opening to a deck with a water view
  • Bathroom with a shower

Master Bedroom Cottage

  • Queen-size bed, windows on three sides, fireplace and bathroom en suite with a tub/shower
  • Sitting/dressing room

Guest Cottage

  • Queen-size bed, sitting area and bathroom en suite with a tub/shower

Cable TV, ceiling fans, laundry room, dishwasher, stereo, charcoal grill and all-weather tennis court

The  cook and the maid work 6 days weekly.   The cook will set out breakfast trays, will make and leave in the fridge a salad, sandwiches or a picnic for lunch. The maid cleans the house and is in charge of laundry.  They return in the evening to prepare and serve dinner.


  • Boat and golf cart are not included
  • There is another bathroom off the kitchen, which is used by staff

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Sitting Pretty – Harbour Island – Bahamas

4 Bedrooms with Bathrooms En Suite (Sleeps eight)
Sitting Pretty is well known as the most private estate on idyllic Harbour Island, a small jewel lying off North Eleuthera. Situated on four acres with 300 ft. of oceanfront, Sitting Pretty is a pale pink island style house with beautifully landscaped grounds and glorious views from almost every room of crystal clear aqua water. This very spacious and air-conditioned four-bedroom house is built on one level and is designed around the expansive and airy Ocean Room with a soaring cathedral ceiling. Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors open onto a deck, which has teak tables and chairs for dining and relaxing. This large area faces the dazzling ocean and offers outdoor living at its best with the most sublime visual. Down a few steps and across the broad lawn is a private walkway to the 3-mile pink powdery sand beach, which is always included in any list of the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

Making this stylish and comfortable beach house even more special is that guests have use of neighboring Dunmore Beach Club’s concierge service, restaurant, bar and tennis facilities. The combination of privacy, location and amenities make Sitting Pretty one of the most sought after houses on the island.

Ocean Room

  • Living and dining area with one wall of glass doors opening onto the deck
  • Fully equipped kitchen with a counter and chairs

Master Bedroom Wing

  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, television, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower, ocean views and sliding glass doors opening to the deck

Guest Wing

  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite with a shower, ocean views and sliding glass doors opening to the deck
  • Bedroom with a king-size bed, bathroom en suite with a tub and shower, ocean views and sliding glass doors opening to the deck
  • Bedroom with twin beds (can combine for king-size) and bathroom en suite with a tub and shower

Central air conditioning, back-up diesel generator, DSL line for computers, gas grill, satellite TV, VCR, stereo/CD player, telephone, wine fridge and ceiling fans

Daily maid service

Guests at Sitting Pretty may run a tab at Dunmore Beach Club’s bar and restaurant and may use the tennis court on a priority basis. Guests may also use the fax in the office. The club’s wonderful manager can act as concierge and will arrange fishing or diving trips, golf cart rental, a beach barbeque, massage at the house, a cocktail party etc. A cook is available (with advance notice).

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