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Feb 23- Feb 28- Purple Papaya
"~ Purple Papaya ~ exceeded our expectations and beyond! This is truly a slice of paradise. The goal was to relax and rejuvenate and that is exactly what happened. From the hosts quick and helpful communication to ease of check-in, to our warm welcome from Tarictia who insured our every need was met, to the beyond clean and cozy home with everything we could possibly need, to the serene pool and (basically) private pink sand beach - everything was perfect! Purple Papaya has everything you need for comfortable living including all of the kitchen necessities which we used often thanks to the recommendation of the host to bring dry food (the food on the island is expensive - next time I would bring even more food from home). There is nothing better than making a dinner and enjoying it to the sound of the waves! The space was immaculately clean and well kept - everything looked new and not worn. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of pillows, linens, towels, beach towels, etc. We also took use of the snorkling gear provided (there were also other beach toys and an umbrella for use). We spent most of our days lounging by the pool and taking walks down the pristine (basically private) beach or exploring the rest of the island. One thing we would recommend is renting a vehicle capable of handling rough terrain as several of the roads are not paved and very rough. Tippy's restaurant is right next door which was great for a quick lunch or dinner outing. As mentioned, the food on the island is expensive - including dining out - we spent around $70 US on lunch and over $100 US on dinners for the two of us. Also to note - if you are sensitive to late night music, Tippy's did have a live band 4 of the 9 nights we were there that ended around 10:30/11:00pm. If you are sensitive to this or an early/light sleeper, you may want to check out the Golden Chalice two doors down. Overall, I would say the Purple Papaya is by far the best Airbnb we have stayed at and would highly recommend it!"
Feb 9- Feb 17- Golden Chalice
"The location is amazing - wake up every morning to the sights and sounds of the ocean and beautiful pink tinged beach, and see the sunrise by simply stepping outside. Hardly a soul on the beach in high season while at the same time, right next to arguably the best bar/restaurant on the island, Tippy’s. Couldn’t ask for anything else. The house is pleasant, modern and clean - we absolutely loved staying here. Deck is great for morning yoga, too. Taracita is the local manager for the properties and is lovely, helpful and kind. She and her daughters also make colorful straw baskets which make great Bahamian souvenirs. When can we come back?!"
Feb 6-Feb 20- Shooting Star
Location Location Location
“When you 1st walk in the view of the most beautiful beach is right at your doorstep. The photos you see are exactly what you can expect. A nicely appointed, well cared for home, with all the comforts of home. They’ve thought of everything. You’ll never have to leave here once you arrive. We never turned the AC on as there was always a nice breeze day and night from the proximity to the water. We slept with the windows open at night and fell asleep to the sound of the waves gently crashing on the beach. Having Tippys Restaurant a minute away is a bonus. Be sure to try the Spare Ribs & Coconut Shrimp. The wonderful, hardworking Ms. Tarictia is minutes away and always making sure you have everything you need. Shooting Star has already thought of everything you need. All you need to do is show up. Highly Recommended.”
Jan 21- Feb 6- Golden Chalice
"Beautiful house, gorgeous location. Very comfortable space, centrally located and close to everything on the island. Would definitely stay here again."
Jan 19-25- Shooting Star
"Fantastic beachfront property. The place was larger than we expected and completely up to date and well cleaned (coming from a clean freak!) We dined in a fair amount and the kitchen could have a few extra utensils and extras spices (bring or buy spices beyond salt and pepper if you need them) but had enough for us to cook. Beaches are excellent with a low amount of foot traffic, we never felt the need to travel to other beaches. The outdoor shower, three beach chairs, beach towels, and dipping pool were all nice touches to an otherwise well equipped spot. Governors Harbour, with groceries, gas, restaurants is a short drive away. WiFi access is available and, while occasionally spotty, was good enough to stream video. Never had any issues with power going out. We will absolutely be coming back here in the future!!"
Jan 16 - Jan 21 - Golden Chalice
Smack on the beach
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This little yellow house could not be situated any closer to some of the most beautiful water you will ever see. We enjoyed having breakfast each morning on the deck overlooking the beach. It was a bit windy most of our stay except for two out of five days which were the perfect days to snorkel out front of Tippy’s next door. The pool area and outdoor shower are a nice features although the pool was too chilly for me to handle venturing in. My husband used it a few times. The home has all you need, is clean, modern and well appointed. We cooked breakfast in every day which was a nice convenient option and helped saved money as the food in Eleuthera is extremely expensive. If you’re looking for a VERY quiet island with friendly locals, this is the perfect place to enjoy it from. We could not have asked for a better location."
Jan 13- Jan 18- Purple Papaya
Above and Beyond All Hopes and Expectations
“From the breathtaking eastern views from the pool to the ocean, to the attention to detail in the villa, one of the most relaxing enjoyable getaways we have ever taken. Trying to figure out how soon we can get back. OK, for all you folks that want the details: From the end of the back sliding doors to the ocean is about 50 ft. We have never seen, nor stayed in any place this close to the water. All the amenities provided are pretty much brand new. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud with total back support. We made dinner in a couple of nights and found all the utensils and cookware needed. Did not need the A/C at all, just kept one of the ceiling fans running and one of the sliding doors partially open. Large walk-in shower with plenty of hot water and very good liquid shower products provided. Nice linens and towels. Read complaints about noise and proximity to Tippy's next door but a total non issue!! The villa is totally shielded from Tippy's by tall vegetation so privacy is not an issue. As far as human noise, the ocean waves and breezes are louder. The white sand beach extends easily over 2 miles in each direction and easy to walk. There is seaweed present mainly at the high tide line. The water is crystal clear and the waves are amazing to watch as they break over the reefs. As far as swimming, bottom is rocky with sand in some areas. It was very windy (10-15+ E, SE winds) during much of our stay with rough seas, so we enjoyed the beach time vs swimming and snorkeling. As far as beach traffic...there is none. You will see a person here and there walking the beach but that's about it...at one point we looked north and south on the beach (about 4 miles total) and counted 6 people, by far the most crowded we saw the beach. Most of the time there was no one in sight! However, no place is perfect There are flies...not biting flies, just nuisance flies... present everywhere on the island. We were told they were worse in the summer. As far as mosquitoes after dark, not bad, you will need bug stuff. We brought our own, but it is also provided. Internet and cable provided, it was like we never left the USA. However, it will go out on occasion when you least expect it, not much the owner can do...it is an island in the ocean after all...but be prepared...it will come back on. If you can, bring some of your favorite food items...the selection on the island is limited and expensive! Well that's about it.”
Dan & Ann
Jan 10- Jan 13- Purple Papaya
“Excellent location, very clean, nice views, great for relaxing”
Dec 12 - Dec 16 - Golden Chalice
“If you are hesitating about booking, don’t. Book now! Most relaxing vacation we’ve had in a long time! A few tips: grocery shop for breakfast and lunch and eat at Tippy’s for dinner. We only rented a car for 2 days to get groceries (Burrows is by far the better stocked store, and the food truck beside it is awesome!) and it worked out perfectly— though we didn’t feel like exploring the island and were happy to lounge by the pool and walk along the beach. Kitchen is super well equipped—coffee machine, blender, microwave, toaster, etc. Bring insect repellent, good books and your set!”
Dec 16 - Dec 21 - Golden Chalice
"Amazing little house right at the beach! We loved the terrace and private pool as well as the beach right in front of us. Didn’t know from pictures that there are other houses next to it and the Tipys restaurant is just across the street. But loved it so much we’d come back any time :)"
Dec 1 - Dec 7 - Purple Papaya
"My wife and I loved the Purple Papaya and the beautiful beach it’s on. The views of the water from inside and outside the condo are amazing. We walked the beach every day and I also swam every day. It was perfect for us... We also had happy hour on the patio most nights looking out at the beautiful ocean and people watch. Perfect vacation spot!! Carcita was fabulous and went out of her to make sure we had everything we needed.
Thanks for an amazing vacation. "
Bill and Catherine
Nov 25 - Dec 1 - Purple Papaya
"The home exceeded our expectations. The location was perfect. The home offered so many big and little amenities that really allowed us to relax."
Nov 17 - Nov 21 - Shooting Star
"Amazing !!! We spend some great days in this beautiful beach-house. We’ll be back in 2019."
Nov 10 - Nov 17 - Shooting Star
"What an amazing property and location! Loved it- it was perfect for our family!!"
Liz And Don
Nov 8- Nov 13 2018 Purple Papaya
“A little slice of heaven on earth. We absolutely loved our visit to Eleuthera and our stay at Purple Papaya. From the moment you pull up, you’ll be amazed at the color of the turquoise water. Rhonda (the local contact, realtor, property management) met us there upon arrival and helped us get settled in. Purple Papaya is a well appointed, perfectly sized for two villa that combines just the right amount of solitude yet convenience to everything. The decor is contemporary yet still tropical. The island is stunningly beautiful as is the area on which this place sits. You do have a restaurant on one side (again convenient) and two houses on the other side of you, but the houses are situated so that your views are still wonderful. A few people from the restaurant would occasionally walk on the beach behind our house but all the beaches are public so this could happen anywhere. It was mostly still very private and serene and was always gorgeous. We did have lots of seaweed washing ashore during our visit (which was an issue on all of the Atlantic side), so the beach didn’t look exactly like some of the online pics BUT it was still gorgeous and the views are stunning regardless....and, of course, there is nothing this owner or any other can do about Mother Nature. In fairness to other readers, I will mention that they were having an issue with the flickering lights in the house during our stay. The pool was also having some issues getting completely clean (appeared to be a filter issue maybe), but the owner was extremely apologetic and polite and very prompt in sending someone over to try to rectify the pool issue. Honestly, the water was too cold for my taste (colder than the ocean imo), so I wouldn’t have gotten in it anyhow. It is the perfect size for two to sit in and enjoy the view, though, so I’m sure it’s great when the temps are right and it’s clean. We just went over to the Caribbean side for swimming...which was great! (Oh and by the way the house includes the use of snorkel gear so no need to rent unless you want fancy or custom fitting. My feet were too small for the fins but I just skipped them...one snorkel was missing its clip...but again, these were just an added bonus and we enjoyed the masks and snorkels several times during our stay.) As far as snorkeling goes, there are lots of great places...we didn’t try it right behind the house, though, so I can’t speak to that. For us, the Atlantic side (and the three Birds of Paradise houses in particular) are PERFECT for your stay (great breezes, gorgeous views and a little less buggy)...and then you can day trip to all the other beaches on the island (of which there are many) for swimming, snorkeling, shelling, etc. This place is so beautiful, though, that you may want to save your last day —like we did— for eating leftovers and just enjoying the beauty from your own villa. It’s a studio type villa, so you have unobstructed views from your bed, living room, and kitchen. We loved it here and would absolutely stay again. We went to all the resorts and restaurants located in Central Eleuthera during our stay, and we took a day trip North and another one South. While some of the fancy resorts were great for visiting and dining, they did not compare overall to having this little place all to ourselves. You are RIGHT ON the beach. If we were to do it again, we’d do it just the same. Be prepared to rent a car (preferably 4x4) when visiting Eleuthera; get a map and be ready for some adventurous day tripping; don’t expect a ton of nightlife but do go to the local Friday night fish fry for fun and laughs; eat fine dining at 1648 & Buccaneer (breakfast, lunch and dinner) or at La Bougenvillia; burgers are awesome at The Deck; and have drinks, meet people & hear live local music next door at Tippy’s. Ten Bay, Double Bay, Twin Coves are all amazing nearby beaches as well as a few others we stumbled upon and don’t know the names. Take a day trip to see Queen’s Bath and the glass window bridge but get up early...it’ll take longer than you think. But as for places to stay....stay here. It was central, gorgeous and private without being too secluded from everything. I have no doubt the owner will address the issues we personally had with the lights and pool. This place is great... Book it and you will NOT regret it.”
Nov 3- Nov 7 2018 Golden Chalice
“We absolutely loved our stay at Golden Chalice!! Everything about our stay was amazing, and we are already planning another trip back. Go, you won’t be disappointed.”
Oct 23 - Oct 26 2018 Golden Chalice
“Birds of paradise golden chalice was a dream come true staying feet away from beautiful beach and beautiful home with ocean view from any angle perfect location close to town Made our honeymoon a delight with romantic dinner during sun set and early morning coffee with sunrise . A must see”
Oct 21-31 2018 Golden Chalice
"High-quality house and experience in a spectacular beachfront setting
If you looking for a great rental on the beach in Eleuthera it will be hard to find something better."
Oct 11 - Oct 17 2018 Purple Papaya
Perfect setting to hear the waves gently crash into shore through the double slider doors. Beautiful views of the Atlantic and the small infinity splash pool gave us a quick cool-off without getting sandy. The beaches are virtually secluded- we rarely saw any people, so if you’re looking for modern amenities
and some peace and quiet, this is the place for you. We stayed during low season, so the restaurant next door was still closed- which might have been to our benefit. Otherwise, I had hoped that more restaurants in town would have been open by mid-October, but we made do by cooking in a few nights. Also- if you attract bug bites like I do, watch out for the “no-see-ums”, as locals call them. Early dawn and dusk is when they are at their worst, and those buggers are brutal! I got hundreds of itchy red bites- rubbing alcohol and Anthisan cream helped! My husband didn’t get a single bite. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and loved the cottage!
Oct 19 - Oct 23 2018 Golden Chalice
Best couple’s getaway spot! Location is amazing - right on the beach but at the same time very secluded. Private pool with ocean view and a deck are very relaxing to have a cup of coffee in the morning and to listen to the ocean at night. The property is all you might want or need for a couple. Will want to return there again!
Oct 9 - Oct 13 2018 Shooting Star
This was my 8th trip to the island. By far this was the most amazing place I've stayed. Absolutely no complaints! Lots of room. The kitchen is well equipped, and we cooked a lot. The pool is fantastic to jump into after being out of the beach, and the fact that it's not heated is a bonus--when you first step in it seems a bit cool, then you realize how refreshing it is! And this place is right on the beach. You can sit on the top deck in the sun, or the lower deck (as we mostly did) in the shade. You have house, deck, pool, beach and ocean. Just amazing to have them all so close together. The bedrooms are large, and both have their own bathrooms and access to the top deck. Plenty of towels available. Only 5 minutes from Governor's Harbour. This time of year, October, many places are closed, but the water is so warm! We went twice into town and got fresh fish straight from that day's catch and cooked it that night! There were TVs everywhere but we never once turned them on! There in internet music available to play in all the rooms plus on the back deck. Anyway, I can't say enough. I'll definitely be back.
Oct 9 - Oct 13 2018 Golden Chalice
"My wife and I had a wonderful time exploring the island. Come to find out one of the best beaches was right in our backyard. AMAZING!!"
Sept 22 - 27 2018 Golden Chalice
"Very clean. Awesome staff.
You can't beat the view."
Sept 27 - 2018 Shooting Star
"OMG! It was amazing!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"I can't begin to explain how wonderful this place was. The location was majestic. The house is constructed with the highest quality. The amenities were beyond exceptional. Press a button on the control panel, you have music throughout the home, curtains close with a push of a button, new high-end appliances and even the ironing board was high end! They left nothing out. Highly recommended! The only downside was we went during September and the tourist spots for eating are all closed until October 15 I think."
Sept 8- Sept 13 2018 Shooting Star
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"The property is incredible and our stay was better than we ever expected! Built last year, it's stunning and has good quality furniture. Would absolutely recommend to anybody looking for an upscale beach house with modern amenities right on the beach. Breathtaking views. We loved the 2 master bedrooms overlooking the beach both
with en-suite bathrooms. Kitchen fully stocked which allowed us to cook every day. Laundry facilities were great. Snorkel sets, beach umbrellas and an abundance of beach towels were gratefully included. Wifi worked perfectly - good enough for Netflix. A/C was strong and available in every room. It was very hot during our stay so the dip pool and loungers in the shade were amazing. The beach was pristine with pinkish super fine sand. Some snorkeling just outside on the beach (watch out for the rocks!). Governor's Harbour is just 5 min drive across to the other side of the island. Groceries are available at the gas station there. North Eleuthera and Rock Sound airports are about 45 min drive away in opposite directions. Easy drive. Our host Rhonda was INCREDIBLE. She checked in on us daily and gave us insider tips. She is available via (Hidden by Airbnb) 24/7. One of my guests cut herself on the rocks in the ocean and Rhonda was over in a flash to help. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. It's a perfect place to spend time relaxing and admiring the view. Do not hesitate to book this property! Also there are 2-person bungalows, one on each side of the property, owned by same owner, which is a great option for larger groups."
Aug 24 - Sep 2 2018 Shooting Star
"This place is fabulous! The house, pool, garden and beach are beautiful. Host is very helpful and friendly.
Everything was perfect! Will definitely be back!"
August 15- August 21 -2018 - Shooting Star
Shooting Star - Great get away!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Smart house, well appointed, nice beach right out front, beautiful view, great beds, nice appliances. Small infinity pool to cool and relax, and snorkeling right out front door. Next to Tippy's, a nice local bar/restaurant.
Very comfortable home away from home."
Aug 10- Aug 14- 2018 - Golden Chalice
"Amazing Peaceful Cottage on one of the most Beautiful beaches on the Island."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"My wife and I just returned from our trip to Eleuthera (8/10/2018-8/14/2018) and we had the most relaxing and peaceful vacation we have ever had.There are no words to be able to describe the beauty of the island, the beach and how perfect this cottage is.Sitting directly on one of the best beaches with white powdery sand. You wake up the sound of waves crashing and a great view. The splash pool as a great touch to be able to cool off after swimming in the beach and getting sun on the sand. We are planning our next visit as I type this."
Aug 9 - Aug 13- 2018 - Purple Papaya
"Wow!!! Just returned from the most amazing stay at Purple Papaya. The house, pool and beach are beautiful and very private. You will never get tired of the view!!!"
Aug 4- Aug 10 - 2018 - Golden Chalice
"This was the ABSOLUTE perfect house for us!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This house was beautiful and super clean. The pool was great and so romantic! My husband and I loved everything about it! Location is great because it’s really close to governors harbor where you can get groceries and anything else you need. We’ll definitely be back!!"
Aug 7 - Aug 9- 2018 - Purple Papaya
"Hi! Pictures don´t tell you how that place is, as soon as you arrive over there you notice that it is even better. Views beside the beach with an amazing pool and with every single detail inside the house. If i would have to return to Eleuthera, i will return to that house. Muchas gracias por todo amigo!. "
Aug 3 - Aug 7 - 2018 - Purple Papaya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Honestly, I would like to keep this place a secret so that we could easily come back whenever we wanted to. Sadly, I am cognizant that that will not be possible for very long. It is a little piece of heaven on earth.
Not sure more words will be any more descriptive than that."
Jul 26 - Jul 31- 2018 - Purple Papaya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“This was the most amazing vacation of my life. my wife and myself rented the purple papaya for 5 nights for our 10th anniversary. I was perfect. everything about the cottage exceeded every expectation. the pool is amazing, the location is amazing. The decor, the layout and the amenities were 5 star at a fair price. staying at the purple papaya was an awesome chance to see how the other half lives. Rhonda was a tremendous help. The views are unbeatable. the beach is quiet almost private with the softest sugar sand I have ever walked on. the water is clear with a beautiful
reef full of life a very short walk south. I highly recommend these cottages to anyone looking to disconnect and
unwind. it was the ultimate relaxing vacation. Trust me you will not be disappointed. ”
July 21 - July 28 - 2018 Golden Chalice
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"My husband and I were looking for a peaceful place to get away from the grind, and Golden Chalice checked all of the boxes. The beach was steps away, and what a beach. Beautiful, pristine pink sand and crystal clear water. There is even snorkeling gear you can use to see the beautiful fish. A manta ray came up behind me on our first day. Beautiful. You also have a great plunge pool with infinity edge overlooking the beach. We ended every evening overlooking the beautiful beach with a Kalik and glass of wine in the plunge pool. Tippy's is right next door, great little island restaurant, fun environment, live music on Saturday nights. They only serve lunch and dinner, and they are closed Mondays so you will probably need a car at least a few days of your stay. You will need some breakfast items and of course, Kalik and wine :). The guest directory has recommendations for car rental places and grocery stores. Aside from Tippy's, we ate mostly at 1648, we thought the food and service were excellent. Joe sent us an email before our arrival with all of the info needed, and Rhonda was very friendly, always available and checked in on us a few times. The house has everything you could ever think of, and when you open the curtains to that beautiful view, you swear you have gone to heaven. If you are looking for a peaceful place to unwind and relax, look no further. We will be back!"
"This is hands down the best rental home I have rented anywhere in the Bahamas. The pictures don’t do it justice either. First, the owner makes the booking process easy and he’s very explanatory. Next, the house is immaculate. It has no weird smells, mold or grime, random animals and it’s stocked with every thing you can think of from kitchen utensils, to snorkels, extra towels and blankets, etc.. Additionally, it is a smart home and has all the features you can imagine. The property manager Rhonda is amazing and the location with pool are to die for.
Thanks again for making our experience sooo memorable."
Jul 21 - Jul 25 -2018 - Shooting Star
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"It was a great stay. The house has a great layout, and it’s right on the beach.
We will definitely be repeating customers!
The property is great"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Jun 2018 Purple Papaya
"The house, its amenities and the rental process is 5 stars. Governor's Harbour is a good central location for exploring the island and the town (although small) has just about everything you need for your stay.
We met the owner of the house, got the rundown and were left to our privacy. The house has tremendous air conditioning, a huge TV, is super clean and has a perfectly sized kitchen and a great infinity pool on the edge of the beach. The beach is nice, but we never did swim in it as there are so many other beaches we explored on the island that we'd just come home and jump in the pool.**If we were to come to Eleuthera again we'd, however, opt for the little yellow house which is part of the Bird of Paradise collection on the same beach. The Purple Papaya is right next to Tippy's (a restaurant/bar) and, although, there's only a small amount of noise the yellow house is just as convenient to the restaurant, but not right next to it and has nothing on the other side but a long empty beach. "
Jun 19 - Jun 28 - 2018 - Golden Chalice
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"This cottage is the most perfect thing that could happen to us!! The view is simply amazing, the cottage itself is wonderful and you will find everything you need, also in the kitchen. We always kept in touch with Rhonda and Joe (thank you two!) and the check-in and out was absolutely easy, we could even check-in a bit earlier. for us, the pool was one of the highlights, including the breathtaking view!! We definitely wanna come back and recommend this place highly! thanks for a wonderful vacation with a lot of amazing
memories that will last forever!!"
Jun 24 - Jun 29 - 2018 Purple Papaya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"We ❤️ Purple Papaya!!! This place is incredible. The space is nearly perfect for a couple - everything you need and the pool is ideal for two. You literally spend the days and nights on what is basically a private beach. It’s beautiful, clean and stylish - almost brand new. The unit has sliders that accordion open to a huge expanse that lets you see and hear the ocean. And then the kitchen is perfect for making quick meals to stay isolated on the beach. We stayed 6 days and ate in two of them - we wish we had stayed in for 4. If you eat out, try 1648 at French Leave and ask for Donn. Tippy’s is literally next door but not for us, it wasn’t great. We made a day trip to Harbour Island but I would stay at Purple Papaya that day instead if I had a choice. OK so stop reading this now and book it! You won’t regret it."
Jun 2018 - Golden Chalice "Party Of Two? This Is Your Place!"★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Have been to many places throughout the Caribbean...this is now our favorite property.
Beautiful beach to be on too...and by "on", I mean ON the beach! Great house that is very nice, well appointed, open view of the beach/ocean and all just 50 yards to Tippy's and 5 minutes to Governor's Harbour. King bed, nice open bathroom w/walk-in shower (body soap, shampoo & conditioner provided) quality towels, full kitchen (w/out oven, but who cares?!) A/C works great, ceiling fans, great pool, outdoor shower, open deck space, outdoor
dining table/chairs, pool lounges, deck chairs...I'm telling you, it's perfect.
The pictures and YouTube video of the property are accurate...the place looks just like them.
(maybe even better) Owner is wonderful to work with too; timely communication, no problems whatsoever.
I actually don't want to share this review of a perfect place, for fear it
won't be available when I want to go next time!!! :) "
Jun 6 - Jun 11- 2018 Shooting Star
"Feels like home, but with extra amazing views/atmosphere!"
June -2018 Purple Papaya
"Wonderful home, modern and clean, beautiful views"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Best vacation ever! The home was everything we hoped it would be. Clean and modern with spectacular views. Easy check in and didn't have any problems while we were there. We can't wait to go back. Having your own private pool and easy access to the beach made this the perfect home."
May 28 - Jun 2 - 2018 Shooting Star
"This is by far the best rental we have ever seen. We are seasoned caribbean travelers , and pretty much have been
up and down the West Indies. Don't hesitate, this is the SPOT !"
May 24 - May 29 -2018 Golden Chalice
"Ah where to start? Not even a tropical storm and no WiFi could spoil this magical place. Bed was comfy, place was fully stocked with plenty of towels, beach equipment, kitchen stuff and view was second to none. We are already trying to figure out dates to come back !"
May 2018 - Golden Chalice
"We spent five days there and truly loved it. Next time we want to stay longer. The beach is beautiful and you have it to yourself. House is perfect layout and everything was so clean. Rhonda was very helpful.
We look forward to staying again"
Apr 30 - May 11- 2018 Shooting Star
"This is a great island for anyone who just wants to relax and not have to see another person. We loved it"
"We returned this week from an amazing stay at Shooting Star. The house is beautiful with great modern amenities! You truly cannot beat the location. It was our favorite beach that we visited and we found ourselves staying here most days and just marveling at the amazing and changing colors of the water. Just spectacular! Everyone that we dealt with at Bird of Paradise was so kind, quick to respond to questions/needs and very accommodating!
Highly recommend these cottages!"
Mar 29 - Apr 5 -2018 Purple Papaya
"Great place. Clean, inviting, close to many gorgeous beaches and the sunrise/sunsets are the best on the island."
March -2018 Golden Chalice
"The Golden Chalice was everything we expected and more! Very clean and comfortable.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
It was a pleasure to meet Rhonda. She was very nice and accommodating. The cottage was very clean and well stocked with supplies. Most beautiful views of the ocean just outside the door.
This place is truly divine and we most definitely will come back here for our next get away!"
David & Cathryn
Mar 1 - 2018 Shooting Star
"These Bird of Paradise Beachfront Cottages are a must rent. Our party of four stayed in Shooting Star, the larger of the three units. The homes are all new, well equipped, and simply fabulous. Our contact Rhonda was delightful, helpful and knowledgeable. A return stay is definitely in our future."
Mar 13 - Mar 20 - 2018 Golden Chalice
"My husband and I booked Golden Chalice for our honeymoon. First off — the house and view are absolutely gorgeous. Better than any of the pictures, and this house is definitely the most private of the three. The house has all the amenities you could want: AC (though we never needed it), indoor and outdoor shower, central speakers you can control from your phone, all the kitchen equipment you could want, and beach gear. The one thing that would make this place perfect, amenities-wise, is a way to do laundry. There are amazing ocean views from literally every part of the house, and we woke up to watch the sunrise from our deck most mornings. We did have a small weather-related issue that required some repairs to the pool and deck during our stay. The property manager and team alerted us in advance of our arrival and we were able to compromise so that we were able to enjoy some alone time at the house for most of our time there. It did require a bit of shuffling/dealing with guys working right outside our door a few days, hence the 4 stars instead of 5, but everyone was very responsive and apologetic about the situation and we tried to be flexible since that’s part of renting a house v a hotel room...I wouldn’t anticipate this as an issue if you plan to stay here. Everyone was great to work with, including Rhonda the property manager, who gave great local recommendations and even brought us engraved newlywed champagne flutes. Even with the bit of unexpected construction drama on our honeymoon, I would book with Bird of Paradise again myself and/or recommend them to anyone. The house was as better than advertised and the view/beach is incredible. Thanks to Joe, Tom and Rhonda for everything!"
"We have stayed in many beautiful villas in the Caribbean, but none can beat over Purple Papaya. A winning combination of value and beauty, it's like having your own beautiful tiny house right smack dab on a stunningly beautiful beach. Feeling salty from the ocean? Just rinse off with refreshing dip in the cottage's own gorgeous infinity pool. Need a cocktail? Grab one from your own fridge or visit Tippy's, a great restaurant next door. And do not worry about noise or privacy. The gorgeous palm trees and other plantings give you privacy and the restaurant is not noisy except for one night when there is a fun band (which closes down around 11pm. We were concerned about this because we like quiet, but, honestly, it was a non issue. We plan to choose this same cottage next year. The owner is a visionary who put his heart and soul into these cottages and it shows. And, when you book a stay you will experience personalized service from beginning to end. You can't go wrong and might consider coming with two other couples and renting all three cottages.
What fun that would be!"
Mar 7 - Mar 13 - 2018 - Golden Chalice
"Beautiful clean, modern , brand new place. Right on a beautiful beach w snorkeling."
Mar 1 - Mar 6 - 2018 Purple Papaya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Words cannot do justice to the Purple Papaya. You just have to book it and go there to understand. The views of the sand and the ocean from the living room were something out of a dream. Waking up to that everyday was something special. The cottage is literally on the beach, you walk off your porch and you are on the beach, swimming in the infinity pool and watching the ocean was something I will never forget. We were on our honeymoon and wanted something secluded with a pool and beachfront and this was perfect within our price range, which I am still pinching myself that we found this. Pretty much brand new, clean and all the amenities you need for a romantic getaway. Just be aware that it is a 5 min drive to Governor's Harbour so having a car to get around is essential, especially if you want to explore the island. Rhonda the manager is great and will help you out with anything you need. This is hands down the most amazing Airbnb experience and can't wait to get back. The worst part about this place was having to leave. Thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable and our friends back home so jealous of our photos from the porch.
Feb -2018 Golden Chalice
"We had a great time spending the week right on the beach! The house is practically brand new, with a nice kitchen and tiled bathroom. The infinity pool looks out over the ocean. Very close to restaurants, grocery stores, gas, and even a small sporting goods store in downtown Governor's Harbor."
Feb - 2018 - Golden Chalice
The beach house you dream of
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Hmm...how can I best summarize our stay here? How about beyond what we expected. The Golden Chalice is the quint essential beach house you picture staying in when on a vacation to Eleuthera. Our stay here was filled with everything we needed. From the beautifully decorated interior to the hospitality of Rhonda, this is a spot definitely worth staying in!"
"We spent 8 nights in this great house and highly recommend it. The house is really very nicely decorated, very well equipped and high quality. The views of the Atlantic Ocean and the location are perfect :-).
Rhonda took great care of us and gave us valuable tips. Even snorkeling equipment was provided.
Now only a spear for spear fishing is missing ;-) A little tip: In the restaurant next door Tippy's there is excellent food.
We felt very comfortable all around and would like to come back !!! "
Feb 1 - Feb 4 - 2018 Shooting Star
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“We had a fabulous time staying at Shooting Star! We loved waking up and being on the beach by 7:30 (yes, we have two young 6:30 risers - even on vacation lol). The kitchen had everything we needed to complete our breakfasts, as well as make lunch sandwiches. The house provided beach chairs, beach toys, storage containers, map of the island, paper products, lots of towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, and all liquid shower products which was greatly appreciated. Tippys is a one minute (at most) walk but we never experienced any issue with this. Not even on their popular Saturday live music night. At one point I could hear a faint beat of a bass when I used the restroom on Saturday (I was really trying to be aware of the music since I know many have expressed concern regarding the proximity to the restaurant/bar) but as soon as I left the bathroom I no longer heard the beats. This truly was a non-issue of us. Otherwise, the only sounds we heard were those of the waves and wind. The location is ideal, especially for first time visitors as you are centrally located and can easily/quickly access a gas station, food mart, restaurants, and the yummy fish fry. Every sunrise was spectacular. There was another couple in the other house but we only saw them while strolling the beach. Our last thoughts are venture down to Buccaneer Club. We felt the food and service was far better than Tippys and more reasonably priced. Enjoy your Eleuthera adventure!!”
Jan- 2018 Purple Papaya
Absolutely Loved the Purple Papaya!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"My husband and I stayed for 8 nights in January. We loved the house. The view, beach and pool were beautiful. The interior was spotless and very nice. I was a bit worried when i heard that the house is directly beside Tippy's parking lot, but there is shrubbery so you don't even see it. And the waves crashing keeps you from hearing anything. We actually loved the fact that it was besides Tippy's, especially my husband, we spent several nights there and made some great friends! Also we loved the location on the island, very close to Governor's Harbour.
We would definitely go back. Rhonda was awesome."
Jan 18 - Jan 21- 2018 Purple Papaya
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
“The most perfect spot for two! Aside from the absolutely stunning views, the Purple Papaya cottage is decorated beautifully and you feel like you’re in paradise just stepping through the door. Slide the doors open on the deck and enjoy the sound of the water and the rustle of palm trees. Sunrises are spectacular. The beach is perfect for walking and we even did some snorkeling right out front. We cooked in and enjoyed the restaurant next door
Tippy’s for meals. If you’re looking for perfect relaxation this is it! ”
Jan - 2018 Shooting Star
"A Walk in Paradise
Great location! Felt like paradise. Well thought out New Home with the latest amenities.
Property manager was very helpful and attentive. "
"We had a fabulous stay at this beautiful cottage. We could not have asked for a better view and beautiful Long Beach. This is a very quite area and we enjoyed the solitude. However, having a restaurant and bar next door was great for the times we didn't want to leave the cottage or cook. The property manager was available for any questions that we had. Highly recommend! Fantastic stay!"
Dec 25 - Dec 30 - 2017 Purple Papaya
"Great location with splendid views and easy access to beaches, town of GH, etc. The villa is new and well kept. Rhonda, the manager of the three villas, was fantastic and very helpful. I highly recommend staying at any of the three villas, Purple Papaya, Shooting Star, and Golden Chalice."
Dec 15 - Dec 23 - 2017 Golden Chalice
"A beautiful cottage on the beach with the best view we have ever seen! The beach is very quiet so it feels like your own private beach. We felt lucky to be staying in this cottage and we didn’t want to leave! A car is necessary to get to shops and restaurants. We made a lot of meals at the cottage to make the most of our stay there and to have the amazing view for all meals! The cottage is 5 star quality and really clean. We would recommend this place to all our friends and family and will definitely be coming back again!."
Dec 20 - Dec 25 - 2017 Purple Papaya
"After staying in a "resort" 5 min away from the beach for 1 day, we realized that we need to live on the beach if we spend the time and money to travel to Eleuthera! So, we checked into Purple Papaya for the remaining 5 days. It is a brand new house that can sleep for 2 adults (and 1 kid). This property has all amenities, except an in-house laundry. Beautiful ocean view, superb pool and access. I will be posting pictures when trip-advisor offers a link to add pics. We found and booked it via airbnb. We received excellent response and service from the local staff whenever we needed any help. We had the best time - going to the beach several times a day, as it was exactly as shown in the pictures - just hop out, and you are on the beach. Loved every minute staying there, and moving about. Highly recommend this. Also, sharing a valuable lesson - when you spend so much, don't go by ratings - go by real pictures - that show whether you are getting real access to the beach, or real views. This property was perfect for us!"
Dec 2 - Dec 5- 2017 Golden Chalice
"We loved the beauty & the kind people. We loved our stay! Thank you!"
Paul & Joyce
Nov 10 - Nov 14 - 2017 Golden Chalice
"We had a great stay. Loved the location, we had the beach to ourselves almost all the time. Great to have the Restaurant right next store and easy to quick drive in town for supplies or a Friday fish fry. The view and breeze are unbeatable".
"If you want a feel for the island this is the place. Stunning views of the Ocean, which is only steps away. During high tide the water comes right up to your private pool. There is too much to list here. You will not regret coming here."
"What an amazing place. Super modern cottages on a piece of world class beach. I could not believe the amazing price for such a great cottage and location. Tippys is right next door making meals very convenient.
Be sure to check them out as well."
"Staying in this cottage was the perfect vacation for me. It was directly on the beach, the views were incredible, the water was warm and crystal clear with a coral reef right in front for effortless snorkeling. Pink sand, palm trees, barely a passerby, it was like having your own private beach. There is a nice beach front restaurant and bar 2 doors down with great fresh local fish and a fun atmosphere. You can walk to stables to horseback ride on the beach. Also nearby is a nature preserve, bakery/gift shop and a fine food/wine shop and cafe. There is plenty to do on Eleuthera if you can tear yourself away from your wonderful private cottage and beach - it was hard to leave.
I would love to go back to this very special place!"
"My husband and I stayed at the Purple Papaya a few weeks back, and it was amazing. It was like we had the entire island and beach to ourselves! It was def a nice relaxing vacation from the ocean to just the privacy of it all. We are already ready to go back!! We cannot wait for the middle cottage to be done, so we
can go with a few friends!! "