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Beach Front Private Home with Dock

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Private kitchen
Granite bar top and high bar with cypress
top looking into living room
Cypress bar between the kitchen area and the living room
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
Min stay varies
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House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
3 Full baths
Meet the host
Ray H
Hosting since September 2019
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (19)
Spent a little over a week at Mission Bay Cottage. The house was fantastic! super clean, comfy furniture and deck and all necessary appointments for a great stay. Ray, the owner, was very quick to reply to booking questions, etc. and John Baptiste (the caretaker) checked on us when we arrived and let us know he was available if we needed anything. The air-conditioning worked great as did the internet. This was extremely helpful as we were there at the beginning stages of the Coronavirus and needed to rebook flights etc. The beach is calm, more rock and coral than sand. There are a couple beach chairs for beach lounging. Plenty of sea creatures to check out. Caught a lot of snapper, etc. No bonefish though; there was a guy down a ways running a gill net, so that might have effected things? Did see other fish and if you walk north to the rocky area near the road, there are all kinds of reef fish, snapper, etc. Tons of remote beaches to explore and Ray's house was a good location for this. Plenty of places to buy food and groceries in Tarpum Bay and Rock Sound. We flew into Rock Sound, but if i did it again, Governors Harbor would probably be better due to more flights and airlines (this proved true trying to leave the island). We rented a car from a guy named George- fantastic and super easy to deal with. Anyway, great place and we would certainly go back and stay at mission bay again! Thanks Ray
Visited March 2020
Written 25 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This is the perfect beach cottage for a family or group of friends. Plenty of space and wonderful location right on the water. We really enjoyed our stay!
Visited February 2020
Written 1 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

We stayed here with our daughter, husband and small grand kids. We had a lovely time and the house was everything we needed and more. The owner and property manager were available any time we had a question. This is a great value for space, location and amenities. I know, if and when, we return to this island we will be staying here or at another of his locations. Thank you for making our family vacation so comfortable. Shelley and family!
Visited February 2020
Written 22 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

What an amazing paradise of a house!!! It is such a warm and cozy space with miles and miles of beaches to walk. We loved its' Central location and the ease to get to all of the restaurants and beaches nearby waiting to be explored. We highly recommend the house and the Owner Ray was extremely acommodating to our needs. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.
Visited December 2019
Written 7 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Our family of 5 enjoyed a blissful vacation at the Tarpum Bay house over the holiday season. Ray was extremely helpful in providing information that helped us plan our trip, and responded quickly to any questions I had. The house is simply beautiful, clean, and in a breathtaking setting. The beach is quiet and beautiful. The people on the island are incredibly kind and helpful. There is a grocery store nearby, and restaurants within a few minutes drive. We enjoyed time on the back porch watching the sun set, kayaking around the bay, snorkeling and fishing off the dock, as well as exploring all the beauty Eleuthera has to offer.
Visited December 2019
Written 4 January 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

The place was very nice, open floor plan , very clean, and great views.. There was only 2 of us so didn't need such a big home, I totally recommend for a big family though!! The caretakers were great, and the owner was willing to do anything to make our stay enjoyable!! Great guy !!
Visited August 2019
Written 20 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

This rental is on a quiet stretch of the coast, situated in a block of four houses and had most of what we needed. The balcony is nice to sit out on and watch the sunset. The kitchen was appointed well and the bedrooms and bathrooms were fine. Each bedroom had two pillows so 6 in total. There is a ceiling fan in each bedroom but they don’t spin fast enough to do much. Fortunately, there are oscillating fans in each room as well. You will need them as the air conditioner is small and located in the dining area. We stayed in early Spring and with the air and all fans on it was barely cool enough to sleep. In the warmer months it may be much more of an issue. The internet speed is really slow. It is fast enough to check email or have one person stream with pauses to buffer. It also does not extend past the deck. There are a lot of DVD’s provided along with some books and games for nightly entertainment. The beach in front does not have any sand. It is mostly rock and shells and a lot of spike ball seed pods that are all over the island. Unless you have really tough feet, you will need water shoes to go into the water. The kayaks provided were nice. We paddled all over and snorkeled all around the place. Unfortunately, the reef is dead here so there is not much to see. We counted 3 fish and one small reef shark not including the tiny minnows that are in the shallows. Most of Eleuthera is like this though except for a few places we found and then even then, it is not like Hawaii or the Caribbean. The last thing is the bugs. There are a lot of bugs on Eleuthera that bite like mosquitoes. The biting bugs were bad along the beach in front of this rental and they were the worst at dusk and dawn. Even with bug spray we didn’t linger long outside after sunset cause we could feel ourselves getting bit. There were also a good amount of ant-like bugs on the counters in the kitchen and in one of the bedrooms and a lot of flies in the house even though we never left the doors open more than needed to enter and exit. Overall I think Eleuthera is nice if you like peace and quiet and you don’t require a lot of extra entertainment or night life. There are a good number of beaches to explore and a few sightseeing landmarks worth checking out. I would recommend this rental for your stay on the island and the owner is easy to deal with and the local caretaker is a nice guy and fun to talk to.
Visited April 2019
Written 23 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Mission Bay Cottage was a perfect place for our spring get away. Ray was a great host from the very beginning, available to answer questions and provide suggestions and directions. The house reminded us of vacation rentals in South Carolina. Had all the amenities of home. The house layout was perfect for 2 couples giving privacy to both with the master on 1 side of the living space and 2 additional bedrooms and full bath on opposite side. Kitchen, dining area and living space large enough for a bigger group than ours. We spent most time on the porch facing the water. Being on the Caribbean side the water was mostly calm during our week, and crystal clear. We are beach combers so were happy to be on one of the Eleuthera beaches with shells to pick through....no sharks teeth, tho. The house came with 2 kayaks which we enjoyed; guys took the yaks fishing in nearby reefs. House is a good location if you want to explore the southern Eleuthera beaches., yet not too far to drive into Govenors Harbor for the fish fry. We have to give John , Ray's housekeeper, a special thank you for going above and beyond and coming to jump our rental car. We would return to this house in a heartbeat if we ever get another chance to visit this beautiful island.
Visited March 2019
Written 23 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Ray was a pleasure to work with and Mission Bay Cottage provided a perfect stay for our family of six! Our two year old twins loved walking the beach and playing in the yard; our 11 and 5 year old loved the kayaks; and my husband and I enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and stary nights. Amazing beaches all around the area, the nicest people in stores and restaurants, and lots of opportunity to find fresh seafood from the local fishermen. We had so much fun, we extended our stay 4 days!
Visited December 2018
Written 11 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

Ray’s communication was great - he was honest about property. The house has plenty of space and overlooks amazing Caribbean - views are amazing and water is beautiful. What I struggled with was cleanliness and bugs - which are part of a beachfront home in that area of Eleuthera.
Visited December 2018
Written 3 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor does not check Vrbo reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Front Private Home with Dock

Beach Front Private Home with Dock is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Beach Front Private Home with Dock has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Beach Front Private Home with Dock has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Beach Front Private Home with Dock must last at least one night. See all property details.