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Private Beachfront Family Vacation Home - On Beautiful Swimming Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

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

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:
May 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. In 2014 we stayed on Eleuthera for a week and absolutely fell in love with it. When we found this beautiful home 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 gently lapping against 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:
  • 2000 sq ft
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 ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 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 3 - 1 bunk bed , Boys Pirate Theme
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with Memory Foam Mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play for the little beach bum
  • 5 Bedrooms - 1 King Master, 1 Queen & 1 with two twins and 2 with bunk beds. Pack and Play also included for the little beach bum.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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 Family Vacation Home - On Beautiful Swimming Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Exactly as advertised...

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful week's stay at Parlay for our anniversary in April while trying to escape the seemingly never-ending winter in Pittsburgh. Not always the case these days, but this place really is true to the property description... It is perfectly private, with the beach and beautiful ocean right in your own back yard. We enjoyed the provided kayaks and paddle boards, and otherwise just relaxed in the Adirondack chairs with rum punch in hand as we watched the ocean most days.

Due to better flight options and significant cost savings, we opted to fly into North Eleuthera "ELH" (a direct flight from Atlanta, instead of having to route through Nassau to either Rock Sound or Governor's Harbour airports) but it's worth noting that will also leave you with about an hour and half drive to get to Parlay. We figured we wanted to see the island anyway, and Craig was kind enough to coordinate with Ken to have their rental car ready and waiting for us at the airport upon our arrival.

Many thanks to Craig for his very prompt responses during booking, and to his local property manager Ken who was of great help during our stay.

Bill & Pam R.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Truly amazing, cannot recommend enough! we will definitely be revisiting! Thanks!

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our 4 night stay. We appreciated the leftover sunscreens as our luggage did not arrive on time. Great location to allow for day trips all over the island. Great host communication too.

Looking forward to a return visit with the kids !

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that you had a relaxing and sun filled holiday on the best beaches in the world. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
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One of the prettiest and most relaxing views on Eleuthera!

  • 5 of 5

Tarpum Bay is a great family retreat! The owners of this home and caretaker were very helpful with every request and provided great recommendations on things to do, restaurants and

other helpful tips. The location was great. We explored the beautiful island with the most breathtaking views of crystal clear blue water that I have ever scene. Highly recommend for something off the beaten path and not a typical tourist vacation.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing our home for your family vacation. We would be happy to host you again should you choose to make Parlay at Sunset an annual destination.
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are glad that you had a great time and we look forward to hosting you again for your next holiday!
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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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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Rock Sound
Nearest Beach
Parlay Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tarpum Bay

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$322.13

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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