Eight Unique Airbnbs in the Bahamas

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Sunny skies, pristine white sand beaches and turquoise waters are a few interesting facts for which The Bahamas is known. But did you know The Bahamas also has its share of unique AirBnbs?

Let’s not forget that you can swim with pigs at Big Major Cay or explore the rich pirate history of the islands, if you’re the adventurous type.

Apart from all the adventurous excursions, tasteful food and clear waters, you will definitely need a place to stay.

The Bahamas comprises of 700 islands, which are all quite unique, and each island boasts some dreamy villas and accommodations.

The Most Unique Airbnbs in The Bahamas

Whether it’s an eight-bedroom villa featuring its own swimming pool and oceans views, or a cozy one-bedroom mini apartment, The Bahamas offers an array of Airbnbs that cater to both the lavish and the savvy tourist.

Some of these houses can sleep up to 10 guests, which means you can definitely continue your beach “lime” (hangout) near your casa (home).

With prices starting at $10,000/night there’s a lot you can get for a pricey getaway. On the other hand, there are affordable housing options throughout the islands.

All villas and accommodations across the islands adhere to government health and safety guidelines because of the pandemic.

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Top 3 Unique Airbnbs in Nassau

1.Villa North Winds at Orange Hill Beach 

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This luxury villa located five minutes away from Lynden Pindling International Airport has all the amenities you’re looking for, especially if you’re travelling with a large group. The entire house is available for your party and features four bedrooms, five beds, three baths and can entertain eight guests.

You and your guests can swim in a private infinity pool with a Jacuzzi while overlooking the ocean when you want some relaxation time away from the sun. There’s a large outdoor dining area where you can enjoy the company of your guests and views of the sunset.

If you’re tired of relaxing in the Jacuzzi or the infinity pool; if you take 20 steps, you’ll be right at the beach.

For your early morning coffee fix, there is Sandyport Marina: a six-minute commute where you can find coffee shops, ice cream parlours, Deli and restaurants.

If your guests love to party, The Baha Mar Resort with an array of amenities (restaurants, bars, nightclub and casino) is a 13-minute drive away. In addition, the famous Atlantis Resort and Paradise Island with its restaurants, bars, nightclub and casino is approximately a 30 minute drive. Keep in mind that both hotels are closed due to the pandemic.

The host offers private airport shuttle service and car rentals at a discounted price.

 2. Secret Garden Villa 

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If you’re looking for a staycation or “Baecation” this next tropical oasis may be the perfect spot for you.

The villa accommodates two guests (studio), one king-size bed and one bathroom. The villas are owned by a super host and according to Airbnb, these are highly rated and experienced hosts who provide a great stay for their guests so you’ll definitely be in good hands.

Located in a historic upscale, gated community, the Secret Garden Villa offers picturesque views which will be great for your Instagram feed.

If you’re Bahamian and visiting, the hosts have special rates.

3. La Mouette – Luxury Beachfront + Infinity Pool

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If you want to stay within arm’s reach from the beach, this is definitely the place for you. This villa can host up to eight guests which means this accommodation is great for families, girls’ trips, bachelor/bachelorette parties, etc.

The colonial architecture with its high ceilings and open windows conveys California-style vibes just remember, you’re in the Caribbean. The furniture style is modern and with the huge windows, you’ll be able to see the beautiful ocean across from you.

Besides, the villa comes fully equipped with all amenities so you’ll be comfortable in your tropical home. If you need to hop in the pool while dinner/lunch is cooking you can lounge comfortably outside.

However, if you want to experience the clear waters, the beach is roughly three steps away.

If you require a shuttle from the airport or car rental information, the hosts can provide both services.

Top 3 Unique Airbnbs in Georgetown (Exuma)

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1. Jack’s Island House “Like Having Your Own Island”

The Bahamas is known for its pirate history, and who wouldn’t want to feel like a pirate and have their “own island.”

The house can accommodate ten guests and features four bedrooms, five beds and three baths. The master suite offers an ocean view, and each bathroom comes with his and her bathrobes.

In addition, just outside your home, there’s a dock which includes a Catamaran Suspension net, in case you want to soak up the sun’s rays and stay cool.

A personal chef, massage therapist and a private boat are all available at extra cost.

2. Stilts House

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Picture yourself surrounded by trees and you are a few feet above the ground. Welcome to Stilts House. This “treetop” home features two bedrooms, each with two beds; two full bathrooms and can accommodate four guests.

Located eight minutes away from Georgetown International airport, the house includes a wraparound balcony from which you can view the ocean.

The treetop oasis has a minimum stay of three nights and children are allowed.

If you want to explore during your stay several attractions and services are nearby and of course sandy, pearly white beaches near the home.

3. Sunset Cottage

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If anyone told you you couldn’t experience the cottage lifestyle in the Caribbean they would be wrong. The Sunset Cottage in the Rokers Point Settlement (Hooper’s Bay, Exuma) is a cute getaway for two guests. Rated the second-highest for adventure in Exuma on Airbnb.

Located ten minutes away from the airport, your Caribbean cottage sits on the beach, from where you can wake up and take a quick plunge in the ocean. In the evening, you have a front-row view of the immaculate sunsets.

If you love nature and sea animals, you can swim with green turtles that live near the bay. Palm trees and local flora add a romantic vibe to your stay.

Top 2 Unique Airbnbs on Paradise Island

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1. COLONIAL PARADISE | LUX ISLAND BEACHFRONT 

If you’re looking for paradise on Paradise Island, this is definitely the spot for you. This colonial-inspired home exudes luxury amid vacation vibes.

The villa accommodates eight adults, or eight adults and two children.

Palm trees surround the BBQ and pool areas that overlook the ocean.

If you don’t want to swim in the ocean, you are free to enjoy the saltwater in the swimming pool. You have your own private dock if you want to pull up in style.

With all the amenities included, there’s a hefty price tag attached to your dream stay. But, if you have the budget and means, it’s definitely worth it.

2. ON BEACH TIME

Outside view of On Beach Time.

Sail to your home away from home at On Beach Time on Paradise Island. The vacation rental is a few minutes away from the Nassau Harbour. The villa has its own pool and sun loungers for you to soak up the sun.

The villa accommodates up to eight guests, includes three bedrooms, four baths and six beds. The master bedroom and the second bedroom both have an open balcony.

If you want to soak up the scenery, you can walk to the nearby attractions. The Four Season Ocean Club is a fifteen-minute walk and the Paradise Island Beach Club is a twelve-minute walk.

 

Your personal boat captain can take you to downtown Nassau, Blue Lagoon Island, or Prince George Wharf.

Definitely an accommodation worthwhile which caters to families, boat enthusiast and adventure seekers.

Paradise is waiting for you here in the Bahamas. Click here for rental information.

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Syd Rey

Freelance journalist x forever chasing sunsets.

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