Private Beachfront Estate with Pool, Home Theater
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||5000 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
Set on a powdery pink-sand beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic, Kataluma is a grand 5-bedroom, 6-bath estate on Double Bay. This new and secluded 5000 sf home has two levels of living space. The upper level features a vast open-plan great room with 20 feet of sliding glass doors for stunning beach and ocean views. At night, this room becomes a home theater with surround-sound, VCR, CD/DVD player, and 10â€™ movie screen with film library. The lower level of Kataluma features a second living room, second full kitchen/dining area, and a recreation room with 8-foot slate pool table, poker table, large-screen satellite TV, an...Read more
Private Beachfront Estate with Pool, Home Theater
Double Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Additional Location Information
Double bay is located on the center part of the island Eleuthera on the Atlantic Ocean. Pink sand beaches line the shores, along with 2 small cays within kayaking distance. Local shoppes and food stores within a 10 minute drive.
Double bay is also located 25 minutes from the historic Governor's Harbor, the former capital of the Bahamas. Governor's Harbor airport is a 30 minute drive.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$850||$850||$5,450 - $8,500||$0||3 nights|
|Feb. 9 2013 - Apr. 20 2013
|Apr. 21 2013 - Jun. 7 2013
|Jun. 8 2013 - Sep. 2 2013
|Sep. 3 2013 - Nov. 22 2013
|Nov. 23 2013 - Nov. 30 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 1 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014
|All Other Dates||$850||$850||$5,950||-||3 nights|
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- Additional guests - $300 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 8 guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $1,000 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Rates apply for up to 8 guests. Extra person charges: $300/week. Children under 4 are free.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 02, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We just returned from Kataluma and had a blast! Our group included two sets of grandparents and 3 children (9 total). The house was plenty big for us and had all the conveniences. All previous reviews are spot on, except that the beach in front of the house was a little rockier than I gathered from previous posters. Regardless, very close on either side of the house is plenty of beautiful sandy beach. On windy days, the pool was perfect for the kids. We had Manassa cook for us 2 of the nights during our visit and it was unbelievable. I have tasted a lot of conch fritters over the years and his take the prize! He also made a pineapple cheesecake that was to die for!
Kataluma is in a central location for exploring Eleuthera. We mostly went north. A rental car is a must (we used Big Daddy's and they were nice to deal with). However, be aware that driving on Eleuthera at night is quite difficult due to the winding roads and total darkness! Harbour Island was a nice day trip, but made us appreciate our solitude at Kataluma. Ten Bay beach was beautiful, as was Gaulding Cay Beach. All of our dining experiences were great. Tippy's is a must see and has great food. Sunset is lacking in decor, but the view and food were excellent. By far, the best food we had (except from Manassa) was at The Rainbow Inn.
All and all, this Kataluma was everything we wanted and Eleuthera was great!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Fantastic house on fantastic island
Our stay at Kataluma was wonderful. The island of Eleuthera is slow and leisurely. No large hotels, no chain restaurants...perfection.
We stayed in June 2012. The communication before the trip was excellent. We rented cars and were met at the airport (rental care is a must). House was maybe 20 minutes from airport, 15 min from main town Governors Harbour where the grocery and restaurants were. It was a perfect location mid-island.
Kataluma was perfect. It sat on a hill overlooking the sand and all you saw was the ocean and horizon through the back wall of windows. Our beach was powder sand and an area of rocks, of which my kids adored looking through the tide pools.
We had great snorkeling right there on our beach and actually had dolphins come check us out one afternoon! We often took out the two kayaks that were provided.
We had kids ranging from 6-19 and everyone had a great time. We explored several different beaches during the week.
The pool was great for the afternoons. House had everything we needed, cooking utensils, great appliances and a fantastic grill. It was a fabulous stay and the beach is breathtaking. It's private and on a quiet island which was just what we were hoping for.
Pampered in Paradise!
Jacksonville, Florida USA
Our family spent 2 glorious weeks at Kataluma. The house and grounds are lovely and relaxing. It is especially nice to have the combination of the beach and the pool and all the fine amenities that are part of this beautifully appointed home. We like to cook at home and enjoy the fresh seafood that we can buy straight off the docks in Gov Harbour and Tarpon Bay...and so the wonderfully outfitted kitchen at Kataluma made that all the more enjoyable. We have rented 3 other very deluxe properties in Eleuthera and Kataluma is without question the finest.
We took our mother to Kataluma for her 82nd birthday, and as she absorbed her first view of the ocean from the front deck of the house, I asked her what she thought. She actually couldn't find her voice for a moment, and then managed a whisper: "I'm overwhelmed."
As were we all. An exquisite property, beautifully (and thoughtfully) furnished, with a layout that affords both tremendous privacy for every guest, and a gorgeous common space. Very comfortable beds, well-appointed bathrooms (one in every bedroom!), superb appliances. Situated about halfway down the island, within easy commute of several airports, grocery stores and some very good restaurants. Surrounded by palm trees, it's ultra-private and yet easily-accessible. Out-of-this world ocean views. You're at home the moment you step through the door.
Anna was a gracious long-distance host, and her on-site staff (we met both Martin the property manager, and Violet the housekeeper) were just as welcoming. We made full use of the terrific information binder left for guest use, and spent our days exploring the stunning beaches. Our nights were given over to family meals and movies, the latter projected on the large screen in the living room.
Kataluma looks like one of those places that's always featured in CondĂ© Naste traveler... utterly stunning, and totally beyond anyone's reach. Far from it. For the value received, the house is an absolute steal... and as close to paradise as you're likely to get.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Unbelievable home to rent
This was the most beautiful place I have ever been to. So clean, so quiet, so relaxing and so private.
The home,Kataluma Villa, was spectacular. You never have to leave the house. It has everything you need.This home will accommodate up to 12 people comfortably.
two-level, secluded residential home is a comfortable, upscale family style home/retreat, with full central air conditioning, a solar-heated swimming pool, convenient open floor plan on the main level, with large dining and living areas.
The lower level has another living room with home theater, a 2nd full kitchen/dining area and entertainment/recreation/billiard room.
The snorkeling, free diving,fishing is awesome!
The beaches have pink sand and are so pristine.
This is a once in a lifetime experience and I wish everyone could experience it.
Staten Island, NewYork
Kataluma is a amazing home.The owners of the home were terrific to deal with. They always answered any questions I had promptly.My girls loved the heated pool. They also enjoyed watching a movie on the big screen in the Great room every night. The home is located in Double Bay which is a beautiful beach and is located close to grocery stores and restaurants.We stayed in for two weeks in april and didn't want to leave.The only negative thing I could say about Kataluma is they need to buy new beach chairs.The metal on the chairs corrodes from the salt water and causes the chairs to break.Anyone that chooses to stay at Kataluma will be very happy they did.
Great Beach Home!
My family and I traveled to Kataluma to "get away" for a week. Kataluma was perfect for that. Kataluma is a beautiful, peaceful home with lots of great ammenities (swimming pool, theatre room for watching movies, game room with pool table, grill for cooking out, kayaks, etc.). The owners really know how to take care of you. The view of the ocean and beach from the living room and two of the bedrooms is undescribable. The beaches were gorgeous, the food on the island was great, the people were friendly, and we just had a great time. Since we were there for a week, we explored both the northern and southern ends of the island. These day trips were like miniture vacations in themselves. The beaches were very quite and relaxing. Since the island is only 2 miles wide, we experienced both sunrises and sunsets over the ocean (it was great). I highly recommend Kataluma as a place to take the family and enjoy yourself.