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Private Beachfront 5 Br Family Vacation Home - Sleeps 10 Comfortably

Bedrooms 5
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 Bed, 2 Bath Beachfront Home With Central Air - Fabulous Views And Sunsets

Parlay at Sunset is a large 5 Bedroom (sleeps 10), 2 Bathroom beachfront vacation rental on the beautiful island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Located on the calm, clear waters of Eleuthera's Caribbean side you can spend hours playing on the beach, snorkeling in the clear shallow waters or just soaking in the warm Bahamian sunshine. The beach at Parlay at Sunset is absolutely stunning. The usually calm 'Caribbean' blue waters are perfect for kayaking, snorkeling and diving. The sandy beach is miles long and filled with amazing seashells, large and small, all waiting to be collected and treasured.

The following is a list of many of Parlay at Sunset's wonderful amenities:

5 bedrooms (sleeps 10 people)

2 Full Bathrooms

Central A/C in the main living areas

Mini Split A/C's in each of the bedrooms

New "American" style kitchen with stove, dishwasher, fridge and microwave

Flat Screen TV's in play area and Living room

Satellite TV Service

Play room with toys, games and PS2 video area

Full sized Front Load HE Washer and Dryer

Automatic Whole House Generator for uninterrupted power during vacation

Beach Cabana with electricity and lighting

Enclosed outdoor shower

Free Internet Access (island service dependent)

2 Kayaks with paddles

2 Paddle Boards with paddles

2 Yoga mats

Beach chairs

Sand Toys

Charcoal grill


All pots/pans/dishes


Snorkeling Gear for rent

4x4 SUV (seats 5) and AWD Minivan (seats 7) for rent

More Details

Craig Searl
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Craig Searl

Greetings! My name is Craig Searl and along with my wife Jennifer and our six children we invite you to our home away from home! While we live in the greater Chicago area we have always loved the beaches of Mexico and the Caribbean. Eleuthera is a beautiful island filled with the softest pink sand beaches in the world and the warmest and friendliest people you will ever meet.

Craig Searl purchased this house in 2015

Why Craig Searl chose Tarpum Bay

We have had the fortune of being able to travel throughout the Caribbean and Mexico over the years. Last year we stayed at Parlay at Sunset for a week and absolutely fell in love with it. When we found out it was for sale we made our dreams of owning our own beach home a reality. Now, we wish to share it with families looking to make memories of their own. We hope you choose to spend your vacation with us at Parlay at Sunset.

What makes this house unique

Privacy is a precious thing while you are on vacation. If you are like us you do not necessarily enjoy being crowded into an all inclusive resort with a thousand other people. If you like waking up to the birds chirping and the sound of the waves crashing on your own private beach then Parlay at sunset is the place for you. With miles of beachfront in both directions you can go days without seeing another person walk by. Unwind and relax at this oasis.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tarpum Bay

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms with showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bathroom - 1 king , Memory Foam Mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Boys Pirate Theme
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed , Girls Princess Theme
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
  • 5 Bedrooms - 1 King Master, 1 Queen & 3 with bunk beds
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Private chef available for special dinners. Contact owner for available items but all meals are prepared by local chef for authentic Bahamian taste. Dinners include Lobster, Grouper and Conch all caught fresh. Grocery shopping service available. Send your list of required items and they will be waiting in the refrigerator for you upon your arrival.


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Private Beachfront 5 Br Family Vacation Home - Sleeps 10 Comfortably
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Very clean, relaxing great views and amazing sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed almost 3 weeks and had an amazing time! Ken and Audrey we extremely helpful and Craig was always quick to respond to our emails!

Would recommend this home to anyone with a large family or lots of friends coming to Eleuthera as it was easy to get to all the great beaches with the 2 vehicles and such a beautiful home!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, OR

Well appointed home with Dreamy Private Beach

  • 5 of 5

Contemporary and spacious home is well-appointed for our family of 7 + 2 that joined for 3 nights. The beach spread is beyond amazing with comfortable hammocks, a variety of relaxing beach chairs overlooking bright azure blue waters, plenty of shade when needed, sandy backyard for ball games and running around, many toys to enjoy the ocean life at your comfort level, and a screened patio to spend relaxing days and nights with close family playing games into the wee hours. The home provided an awesome refuge and recharging station for the many adventures during our stay - exploring Hatchet Bay cave with formidable and colorful rock formations and bats swarming overhead if you're lucky, swimming the ocean hole and feeding fish there, visiting local docks to see the fresh catches, and some locals even told us the secret place to find sea turtles nearby. In the shallow waters of our backyard, we followed a large Eagle Ray in the Bay on a few small reef sharks during our explorations in the kayaks as well. We collected many full white sand dollars and amazing shells as well. The local towns folk were all very friendly and even let me taste-test some Bahamian pineapple and coconut rum which blended well with the Junkanoo Fruit drink and GoomBay punch. This home has provided for many great pictures and memories to enjoy for years to come! Thanks Craig for sharing your slice of Heaven on Earth and your 2 very well-maintained vehicles to get us all around.

Small note to spread your showers out, as water pressure lowers after back to back showers, but other than that all was excellent!

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words! We love our little slice of paradise and are happy that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome to return anytime that Parlay is calling your name.
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  • 5 of 5

The house was incredible, the privacy was wonderful and of course you can't beat the beaches!! Perfect spot if you want to avoid the crowds! The new screened in porch was perfect and where we lived when not in the water!!!

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago Illinois

2017 Vow renewal

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 wonderful days at Parlay at Sunset. There were 10 of us as my husband and I renewed our wedding vows at Lighthouse beach. The house was clean and very well kept and accomodated all of us very nicely. The new porch they just recently added was amazing and there was pleanty of room for everyone to sit for meals or just hang out. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. There were more than enough towels for everyone and having the washer and dryer was nice so we didn't over pack. The beach was beautiful and the water was calm and crystal clear. Yes, your will need water shoes as there there is a lot of sea life and rocky spots. Take advantage of the outside shower, it was nice to rinse the sand off before going back into the house. We did take our family to the Glass Window bridge, Queens bath, Ten Bay beach, and Lighthouse beach but while we were at the house, we spent the whole time on the beach at Parlay, from coffee in the morning to the beautiful sunsets in the evening. We had a lot of fun with the kayaks and paddle boards. We brought our own snorkle gear but they do have them at the house for rent. Audrey and Ken were wonderful. We had quite a large shopping list, we bring our own meats, and they had all our groceries at Parlay for us when we arrived. We even requested a cake for the vow renewal and she got one. We have been to Eleuthera several times and the last house we rented had a back up generator as well. This is a nice feature as sometimes there are power surges. They never lasted long but when the power went out, the generator kicked right on. We never went without. There is a really nice tv in the living room, although I think we only turned it on once the whole time we were there. We had friends come over that had younger kids and the playroom was great for them. There are a lot of toys, a huge doll house and even another tv with a playstation. Craig, the owner, responds right away and answered any questions that we had. We also took advantage of renting their vehicles. They are in great condition and maintained. Thank you so much for sharing your paradise with us. It made our vow renewal with our family complete. Everyone had a great time.

  • Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Parlay at Sunset for your vow renewal. I am glad that you had a great time and were able to explore the entire island. I am glad that you were able to enjoy the new screened in porch. It is beautiful and really helps to bring the outside in enjoying a book or some dinner while listening the waves lap on the beach. We look forwards to seeing you again soon!
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Key to an Eleuthera escape.

  • 5 of 5

Our party had a lovely time at the Parlay at Sunset.

The property is in central Eleuthera, nicely located for day trips exploring the north and south of the island. The house is well-appointed, with AC, a large kitchen/common area, generous sleeping quarters and screened in back veranda for meals overlooking the backyard (i.e. the Caribbean.)

Access to kayaks and stand up paddle boards on site is a bonus and the importance of including a vehicle rental with the property cannot be overstated!

The Parlay at Sunset will help you enjoy the beauty and adventure that Eleuthera has to offer.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay even tho it got really warm!! Thankful for the A/C! The house was great! Nice and clean! The back yard to the beach...loved it! The hammocks, the chairs, the kayaks, the lovely screened in back porch! Thanks Craig for sharing your lovely vacation home...a home away from home! A wonderful place to go and relax on a beautiful part of Gods earth!!

  • Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rock Sound
Nearest Beach
Parlay Beach


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tarpum Bay

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$320.3

Based on maximum 10 person occupancy. Non Smoking residence. no pets allowed. Snorkeling Gear and Vehicle rental also available from owner. Contact us at 1-815-876-7648 or for more information.

Enforced Cancellation Policy

Guests receive:

a 100% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least 61 days before check-in.
a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least 31-60 days before check-in.
no refund if canceled 30 or less prior to stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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