My partner and I just returned from our first visit to Eleuthera and La Bella Vita. It was very beautiful and we cannot wait to visit again soon with friends and family! The view everyday from your bed and from the deck was perfect! And the stars at night were breathtaking. We loved having use of kayaks, the paddle board, hammock/lounge chairs, water air mattress and all the beach toys you would want to enjoy all to yourselves. Saw lots of fish as well in the crystal clear waters which was fun. The house was larger than we though, very spacious, clean, modern and nicely decorated, kitchen well stocked, beds comfortable, good wifi and air conditioning worked well too if you needed it and ceiling fans. We also rented their SUV and it was great on gas and getting us to all the beaches and places we visited. We loved the location as it was secluded yet close to gas stations and grocery stores and some bars/restaurants (Seabreeze bar, Frigate's Bar & Grill on the water were our favorites) and the marketplace for groceries had almost everything we needed. We really appreciated the white book with all the helpful information that was provided. Sara was so very helpful in communicating and answering any questions I had and was a pleasure to talk to. She really does an amazing job! This was by far our favorite vacation and we can't wait to return to this beautiful island and home.
Thank you again for making our trip special,
Daniella and Jim
Sara & Family. . . Thank you for sharing your slice of paradise with us girls who came to Eleuthera to celebrate our friend's 50th birthday. We enjoyed the convenience of having the private beach just steps out the door and for all the wonderful amenities you provided, such as the paddle boat and kayaks. Our daily ritual involved tying the paddle boat to the mooring buoy and hanging onto it while we lounged on our floaties to catch some sun. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. Being able to prepare our own meals in your gorgeous kitchen was also a really nice convenience. Our friend was so touched that Ken (house manager) brought her a bottle of Rum to celebrate her birthday. We appreciated that you allowed us to bring an extra person and that you even set up a blowup mattress to accommodate us. The ability to wash our clothes/towels daily was especially nice. We had a minor issue with the air conditioning one day and Ken was very responsive in getting someone there immediately to repair it. We can't thank you enough for the great accommodations and we will surely recommend your home to friends and family.
Sincerely, The South Dakota Girls
Just returned from 8 days at La Bella Vita with my wife, three daughters and my parents. This was our first visit to Eleuthera and it was a trip we'll all be talking about for some time to come. Can't say enough good things about Sara, the property manager, Ken, as well as the property itself. My girls (ages 8, 4, 3) loved the beach behind the house - kayaking, paddle boarding swimming in calm clear water and finding sand dollars galore! The house is just as advertised - clean, modern, spacious and with all the necessary towels, beach gear, toys, snorkel gear etc. We rented their SUV and they even provided the car seats/boosters for our kids. Pack incredibly light (we regrettably didn't) because they have everything including a new washer/dryer. Even small conveniences like the countertop water dispenser for the jugs of purified water that can be purchased at any of the grocery stores were very much appreciated. The location in Tarpum Bay is pretty perfect. Easy to go south to Rock Sound, Cape Eleuthera or Lighthouse Beach and only 25 minutes north to Governors Harbor or 1h 40min to Gene's Bay Dock (ferry to Spanish Wells)
As much as I'd love to rate Sara's property low to ensure more availability for me, they have more than earned all five stars. Book their house, rent their SUV, pack light, explore the island, relax and have a great time!
From the moment you walk in to this home, you will be blown away with the million-dollar view of the ocean that is right outside the patio doors. The ocean is literally 50 feet from the house. The interior is tastefully decorated with great lighting features for hanging out in the living room at night. The entire house is clean and well-stocked. The hot tub is AMAZING, especially with the backdrop of the beautiful blue ocean.
The "white notebook" is full of useful information about the island. We explored many different restaurants, beaches, and towns with ease and a clear understanding of what to expect. Our favorite was Lighthouse Beach. A little off the beaten trail, but totally worth it!!! It is by far one of the most beautiful places we've seen in our travels.
Audrey (the property manager) was very attentive to our needs and insured we had everything we needed. I was very happy that we rented the vehicle that was offered with the party. It was a small SUV but we managed 6 adults in it quite comfortably. (KEEP TO THE LEFT)
This was a perfect house with great service and attentiveness to our needs. We had 6 adults in the house and never felt cramped or in need of space.
I will warn you about the sandflies. They were serious!!! Do your research on how to best manage them and be prepared. However, it is nature and nature happens.
If you come to Eleuthera and you don't rent this home (especially for the price), you are missing out on one of the best kept secrets in the Bahamas!!!
Thanks Sara for allowing us to share your home! We will, indeed, return!
When we booked this place we thought it looked beautiful but when we got there it was even better. Beautifully decorated. Literally on the beach. The outdoor hot tub is on the beach and the master bathroom is a Jacuzzi bathtub, perfect for a honeymoon. We loved the place and when we come back to Eleuthera we will for sure be staying here again.