Casuarina Bay Eleuthera Home Rentals
Casuarina Bay Eleuthera Home Rentals

Guest Comments

We try to make sure each and every guest has a wonderful experience at Casuarina Bay. Our property is not ideal for everyone- it is rustic and secluded and you may see a lizard or two... if you are looking for a resort style all-inclusive vacation with organized activities and lots of people partying we ecourage you to check out other options.  

Here is a sampling of the recent feedback we've received from our guests- many of whom return every year. In addition to the reviews here you may click on the links to see additional guest entered feedback.

Fourth time back to the Round House 

Once again, as this will have been our 4th time back to the Round House in Eleuthera , it has exceeded our expecations. Hurricane Irene attempted to slow down Doon ( the owner) however both new beach cabinas were completed upon our arrival! We spend two glorious weeks walking the endless beaches with Kaya ( the owner's every faithfull dog) to finding incrediable beach treasures...to our wonderment we had a Message in a bottle wash up on shore ( messages 4 years old) ...swimming /snorkeling every day in the remarkable waters directly infront of the House . Cooking up fantastic gourmet meals with all the fresh lobster/grouper/snapper we'd purchase from the fishing wharfs in GH or Tarpun Bay....dancing @ the Beach House...fasinating conversations with Doon. We love every aspect of this vacation paradise...would I classify it as 4 star resort...no as it has so much more appeal...we come here to get away from our fast paced lives ... to unplug ..and to reconnect with each other...we have never been disappointed. Thank you Doon for your wonderful hospitality ...wish we would have had more time...and Taja thank you for your updates! Sonya and Derek

 

 

Perfect Destination

 

Our second Round House getaway was as wonderful as our first. This place is the perfect destination to decompress for these two Chicago bartenders. From the beautiful ocean experience to the supreme coziness of the Round House, it's hard to imagine a more perfect destination. The snorkeling is terrific right on our beach, and the cool cabana is the perfect spot to sip drinks or enjoy lunch. The outdoor shower is handy too. The three mile walk down the beach to Tippy's for lunch or dinner is always fun , especially when the moon is full. Usually we took advantage of the kitchen and outdoor grill and prepared our own meals. This is THE place to get away from it all. We will keep coming back.

 

Mike and Lorien, Chicago

Sand, Surf, Sun, Stars

We have just returned from our first trip to Eleuthera and the treasure of the Round House. First off, getting to the island was an easy flight from Nassau on Pineapple Air. Everyone was at the gate so they left an hour early! Doon (the host) left the rental car at Governor's Harbor Airport with the key under the mat. Fifteen minutes later we're in the picture postcard village of Governor's Harbour. Turn left, over the hill and onto the beach road. With beautiful French Leave Beach to our right, we slowly bumped along through swaying palms and coastal vegetation. The Round House is unique. Words that come to mind are cozy, clean, funky, easy, creative, comfortable, interesting...open to the surrounding trees, flowers, breezes, stars, and most of all, the beach and ocean! During our stay we never saw another soul on "our" beach. The sand has a pink cast and on bare feet has more the consistency of flour than sugar, softer than I've felt before. Being less than a 30 second walk from the house, any excuse was used to enjoy what is almost impossible to find these days- peace and solitude. On a whim, we'd snorkel or kayak. There's a little cabana there on the beach, thatched roof allowing breeze and dappled sunlight inviting a pleasant nap. Pierce a coconut and drink the milk, crack it open and snack on the fresh meat. I can't tell you how many miles we might have walked during our stay, but each step was filled with the feeling of being very close to nature. Doon, the owner and sixth-generation Bahamian, lives next door and was the perfect host, almost like having our own private concierge. Tippy's is highly recommended for dinner. There's also a great bakery in town, the Bahama Bakery, with pineapple and coconut tarts that are to die for. Coming back to reality hasn't been a complete return, because we now have a part of this magic spot forever held in our memories.
May 2014

My second trip to Eleuthera and to The Round House, and had an amazing time again. I love the location here secluded yet close to Governors Harbour , its one of my favourite drives on the island the track running along French Leave Beach leading to Casuarina Bay. The position of the house is fabulous, Eleuthera untouched at the rear of the cottage as far as the eye can see and the amazing turquoise ocean just steps from the front door.The interior is specious and comfortable open plan with sliding windows and doors all the way round leading to lots of light and refreshing breezes from the ocean. There is a modern AC unit which cools the house pretty fast at night no need for it during the day.The cottage has also been updated since my stay last year with new kitchen counter tops, stove, microwave, foster oven.I was here on a solo trip but the cottage could easily accommodate two adults and two kids as there is a loft with 2 extra beds. I hope to stay here again in the near future.

A stretch of paradise

The soft pink coral sand beach... the vibrant blues of the ocean...the symphony the ocean breezes plays as it rushes through the trees...the excitement of exploring the beaches for the "treasures" the surf" has delivered for us overnight...the sense of "coming home" as we amble back to our Round House for thick tropical smoothies to refresh us after a full day of doing nothing but enjoying all the moments of the day ..alittle snorkelling...alittle kayaking...a'lotta beach shopping ( my husband's phrase for every time I walk the beach I come back dragging yet another treasure)...reading endless books...getting to know the resident family of geco's ...or just floating in the crystal clear water to cool off. This is what has brought my husband and I back to Eleuthera for the past five years...to unwind and reconnect ...no blackberries. no i-pads...just us. This perfect wee little Round House is our home while we are in Eleuthera...do all the dishes and cutlery match? nope...are there plastic wine glasses…absolutely! But wow the gourmet meals we have created within that wonderfully functional kitchen could never be replicated in our own...trust us we've tried! This piece of heaven offers so much more than any five star cloned resort we've ever stayed in…as soon as you walk in the door it welcomes you as if you were apart of the Mckinney family. You will know why if you are fortunate enough to meet Doon, Casuarina and Taja...they are as welcoming as that wonderful wee Round House! Thank you Doon, Causarina, Taja ( and Kaya) for once again allowing us the opportunity to fill your Wee Round house with more wonderful memories.

Elegantly rustic, this very personal handmade wood house sits across a sand path from one of the prettiest beaches on the island. Perfect for people who love to live with the windows open, in informal comfort. Nice linens and towels, charming art, a well-stocked kitchen, kayaks and a beachside tiki hut all contributed to our enjoyment. Just minutes from the colonial town of Governor's Harbour where we bought lobster and fish from the fishermen at the bayfront and supplies at the grocers, but totally private. We had the beach to ourselves. The snorkeling was fantastic right in front of the house. There were 7 of us as well as a small dog and everyone's room was perfect. We cooked almost all of our dinners at the house, and ate lunches at Tippys and The Beach House, which are a few miles down the road. The owner is very generous and knowledgable. Her island style and sensitivity to the environment are exactly our own! We can't wait to return.

If you are looking for an authentic Bahamas experience, you need look no further than this glorious compound. These hand-built wooden homes are comfortably furnished, charmingly personal, and artistically decorated with the owner's natural treasures. The secluded location offers total privacy, a picture perfect beach, delightful snorkeling and kayaking and total relaxation. Yet, it is minutes from Governor's Harbour and the best restaurants. I took my family of 7, and to a person, each proclaimed it "the best family vacation ever!" I would go back in a heartbeat, with the whole gang, a group of friends, or just my husband. Every bedroom is beautiful. Ours had views on three sides, the luscious tradewinds keeping it comfortable, even in August.

Jody- Aug 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Bahamas experience, you need look no further than this glorious compound. These hand-built wooden homes are comfortably furnished, charmingly personal, and artistically decorated with the owner's natural treasures. The secluded location offers total privacy, a picture perfect beach, delightful snorkeling and kayaking and total relaxation. Yet, it is minutes from Governor's Harbour and the best restaurants. I took my family of 7, and to a person, each proclaimed it "the best family vacation ever!" I would go back in a heartbeat, with the whole gang, a group of friends, or just my husband. Every bedroom is beautiful. Ours had views on three sides, the luscious tradewinds keeping it comfortable, even in August.
Jody- Aug 2014
If you are looking for an authentic Bahamas experience, you need look no further than this glorious compound. These hand-built wooden homes are comfortably furnished, charmingly personal, and artistically decorated with the owner's natural treasures. The secluded location offers total privacy, a picture perfect beach, delightful snorkeling and kayaking and total relaxation. Yet, it is minutes from Governor's Harbour and the best restaurants. I took my family of 7, and to a person, each proclaimed it "the best family vacation ever!" I would go back in a heartbeat, with the whole gang, a group of friends, or just my husband. Every bedroom is beautiful. Ours had views on three sides, the luscious tradewinds keeping it comfortable, even in August.

Dear Taja and Family,
BLISS is not something easily found, but Chris and I found Cassurina Bay to be a rare find, a gem. This is what we were seeking in terms of bailing out of the maddening crowds, a true spot of paradise. The Bahamian people could not be more delightful. We felt like 2 children contiually enchanted by each experience...the food, beaches, snorkeling or just hanging at the Beach House was a treat. I preferred the wild Atlantic side and Chris the calm waters of the Carribbean. There is a yin and yang energy in Eleuthera. Oh yes, and the Hog Fish at Coco Di Mamma's was sublime as was the service. We will be back! A week did not seem long enough, so next time we will plan a longer stay. Thank you for sharing your bit of paradise.
Pattie and Chris

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