12 Best Vacation Rentals With Chef In The Bahamas - Updated 2024

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Who hasn’t heard and dreamed of vacationing in the Bahamas? The archipelago, which is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, with most of the travelers flocking to New Providence Island, Grand Bahama Island, and Paradise Island. While the Bahamas, which features over 700 islands, is best known for its white sand and unbelievably clear water, it actually has a lot more to offer beyond its beaches. It features a number of historic attractions such as Fort Charlotte and Fort Fincastle, both of which give fantastic views. The Pirates of Nassau Museum provide you with facts that have inspired the famous movie series. Pamper yourself on your holiday by staying at one of these best vacation rentals with chef in the Bahamas.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 11, 2024.

1. Luxurious villa with a private pool, North Eleuthera (from USD 3514)

This Airbnb with a chef in the Bahamas offers a luxurious beach getaway. Your stay comes with a complimentary personal concierge which means you can arrange for services such as a car rental and a private chef prior to arrival. They will also make sure to have your groceries delivered before your arrival if you want. Swim in the pool while enjoying a view of the water or if you prefer not to swim, curl up with a book in one of the poolside loungers.

At night, make sure to try setting up a bonfire for a fun night by the beach.

Stayed at this property?
Gaulding Cay Beach, North Eleuthera, Bahamas
262.35 km (163.1 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
4 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
our stay couldn’t have been more perfect this home was beyond spacious for my spouse me + four children
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2. Beachfront home with a sun deck, San Salvador Island (from USD 299)

Swim with the turtles while your meal is prepared by your private chef in the Bahamas. Indoors, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a dedicated workspace. There is also a private gym. The real gift, however, is the outdoors. You can enjoy a picnic by the beach or enjoy the water. After swimming, you can rinse in the outdoor shower if you don’t want the sun to get inside. In the afternoon, don’t forget to enjoy the calming view of the setting sun in the sundeck.

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San Salvador Island, Bahamas
18.27 km (11.4 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
12 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the internet appliances and smart-tv worked perfectly
the bed downstairs was super comfortable
the house is as it shows in the listing - modern well appointed clean
the small quiet island of san salvador has pristine beaches fascinating grottos and cliffs to climb
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3. Silver Palms Villa, Exuma (from USD 1195)

This villa rental with a chef in the Bahamas will help you truly embrace the fact that you’re living life by spending a holiday in a tropical paradise. It can sleep up to 14 people and is spacious and opulent, featuring luxury amenities such as an infinity pool, large free-standing tubs, and high ceilings.

Kayaks, bicycles, and water sports gear are provided for your use. The chef can prepare tasty Bahamian cuisine such as lobster and grouper, as well as vegetarian dishes. Housekeeping services are included in the rates as well.

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137.04 km (85.2 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
66 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the common area was very spacious and the beds were above and beyond comfortable
every arrangement managed with the greatest of ease and the house was both beautiful and comfortable
the great room is definitely set up for lots of family relaxing and lounging
the beds are so comfortable
in the afternoons we enjoyed the serenity of the villa and the pool
it's clean well kept and has the best views
plus they cleaned up after themselves a real treat for a group professional working moms
the owners judy and her staff are amazing
the property managers were very responsive to our needs
they accommodated a slightly late checkout and were highly responsive
mark was highly responsive to my many questions during booking and afterward
chef nancy and her team prepared the most delicious meals and was attentive to dietary restrictions
and the beautiful beach it all felt like a dream great location close to santana's and tropic breeze
we just returned from a week in exuma - the property location were just perfect
the most beautiful sea pool location and home
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4. GoldenEye Villa, Freeport (from USD 1200)

The whimsically named GoldenEye Villa comes with its own dock, making this the perfect accommodation for travelers who want to go boating. The property itself is located in a secluded location, allowing you to enjoy your privacy and time at the beach without having to deal with crowds.

You can also opt to take a dip in the pool, which overlooks the ocean. You can arrange for a round trip on a private plane to get to and from here. This property offers services similar to a hotel. Besides meals prepared by a private chef, you can avail concierge services and even take advantage of the massage facility available on site.

Stayed at this property?
Freeport, Grand Bahama, BS
10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

5. Beachfront home with a pool, Moss Town (from USD 695)

Can’t get enough of the water? This Vrbo vacation rental allows you to enjoy views of the ocean right from its infinity pool. This, however, is not the only feature you will enjoy at this beachfront home. You will also have access to a hot tub, a library, and suites with a balcony and a TV.

You can cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or you can have your meals prepared by a private chef. Daily housekeeping service is available, while the host can also help arrange boating, diving, and fishing trips.

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155.23 km (96.5 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
97 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the unit itself was very comfortable for our group of 9 (7 adults and 2 grand-kids)
beautiful beach pool and condo
the place was very clean and up tp date
it was super clean and better than the pictures
the infinity pool and hot tub were kept clean with plenty of seating options
owner gave fabulous recommendations for restaurants and excursions
mike was always reachable and very responsive
house was gorgeous everything we expected and more owner and property managers were easy to communicate with
loved prime island meats and deli and meeting the owner ron
the property manager norm and the property caretaker marco were both very friendly and accommodating
wonderful stay in a beautiful location
perfect location - easy access to george town and equidistant for both north and south beaches and activities
a great place to stay
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6. Blue Nose Beach House, Nassau (from USD 710)

This villa with a chef in the Bahamas will make you feel like you have an entire resort to yourself. Besides giving you direct access to the beach, this townhome also comes with a swimming pool and includes a kayak, a paddleboard, and snorkeling gear for your use. Beach toys are provided, so kids can have fun and play on the sand.

You will also enjoy access to an ice cream parlor, convenience stores, tennis courts, and a playground, all of which are located in the gated community where the house is. This property doesn’t just allow you to pamper yourself by getting a chef to prepare your food, you can also request the services of a housekeeper, a masseuse, and a chauffeur.

Stayed at this property?
Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
303.35 km (188.5 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
luckily they had a fan that we used in the bedroom at night
very clean and nice condo
very clean and beautiful gated community
the villa was amazing very clean beautiful decorated and with everything you might need
lovely staff throughout resort
it was beautiful and the navatours staff were very helpful
the unit next door has one and was kind enough to let us use it for the day
the property manager navtours was extremely responsive and pleasant
property is in a beautiful location and the staff at the clubhouse and restaurant were amazing
we highly recommend this location
the location is perfect and away from all the touristy hustle and bustle of downtown nassau
the location is great if you want to just enjoy the beach right outside of your back door
this location is fabulous and we can not wait to return
we really recommend this place
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7. Three-bedroom villa with ocean views, Nassau (from USD 299)

This villa is fenced, affording you privacy when you take a dip in your swimming pool, or relax on the patio. However, you will have direct access to the ocean, and you can even snorkel just by taking a few steps from the patio.

All rooms in the house come with a TV. The host offers a free ferry boat ride from Paradise Island to Bay Street for guests staying for seven nights or longer. Chef, chauffeur, and masseuse services can also be arranged.

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302.5 km (188.0 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
112 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there are numerous comfortable out door lounge chairs for relaxing and viewing the incredible view
property was as described clean upon arrival and a/c working in all units
the house is very well maintained the kitchen is chock full of all the gadgets
the bedrooms were very comfortable and cool enough after a warm day out and about
it was spacious clean and well stocked
the oceanfront home was exceptionally clean and spotless
the home was clean and had many extras to help our stay be fun
cathy is a wonderful host and incredibly timely in responding to questions
the location was amazing
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8. Nemo House, George Town (from USD 1129)

If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to stay, then book this four-bedroom vacation rental. It is equipped with a travel crib, a playpen, a high chair, and board games for kids. Babysitting, housekeeping, and concierge services are also offered.

The house also has a kitchen with a cooking gear, dishwasher, two refrigerators, a microwaves, dishes, a toaster, a coffee maker, and a stove. Plus, there’s a chef on site, who can whip up some delicious meals for you and your family. Kayaks, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards are provided for guests’ use. Please do make sure to bring child-sized life jackets.

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Tar Bay, Exuma, Bahamas
153.82 km (95.6 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was laid out just right as we always congregated around the huge counter
the kitchen is well equipped & designed to enjoy cooking with friends ( or family)
the house was spotless and outfitted very well
the property manager was very friendly and easy to get ahold of for any questions we had
cindy & esther were helpful in finding the right people for us
the owners and manager have done a great job providing a beautiful comfortable and efficient space and home
so considerate and attentive to guests needs
esther is very responsive and prompt if there are any issues as are the owners
great location to everything
best location for everything the pictures don’t do it justice
this is our fourth trip to exuma and by far the best place we've stayed
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9. Paradise Found Villa, George Town (from USD 525)

Paradise Found Villa is aptly named — the tropical-themed villa will truly make you feel that you’re in your very own haven. You can swim or snorkel in the water right by the villa, and, if you’re lucky, you can even spot dolphins, stingrays, and sea turtles right from the property. Concierge and housekeeping are offered here alongside a chef’s services, allowing you to enjoy a worry-free holiday.

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150.42 km (93.5 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
64 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lots of indoor and outdoor entertaining room
everything is clean new and high end
the kitchen is fully furnished the beds are comfy and everything was very clean
the house is perfect; spacious clean and with all the comforts of home
excellent centrally located location
the house is in a perfect central location on the island — not a bad drive to anywhere
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10. Desert Rose, Central Eleuthera (from USD 220)

Desert Rose is located on Monticello Estate, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and framed by Palmetto trees. Like the beachfront hotels in Male, this rental is located just steps away from the waters. There’s a Tiki hut by the beach, where you can unwind and soak in the views. Kayaks are available for rent. Snorkeling gear are also available.

The host can arrange for a chef and a housekeeper, so you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning during your stay. Parents can book a babysitter while they go for a massage, which can also be arranged by the host.

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212.84 km (132.3 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
106 reviews   Wifi Available
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the house itself was very clean and had all the conveniences needed
this property is very clean well-kept and the owner and property manager are very friendly and helpful
the property manager was very nice and helpful
daniel the property manager was responsive and checked in to make sure that we had everything we needed
the caretaker daniel was great and checked in occasionally but otherwise left us to our privacy
daniel the caretaker - is absolutely great the house was more beautiful than the photos
the location was fantastic our care-taker andrey was so amazing and helpful
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11. Parlay at Sunset, Eleuthera (from USD 315)

Located in Eleuthera, Parlay at Sunset sits right by the calm waters, making this a good option for tourists traveling with kids or are hesitant about braving the elements. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and diving are some of the activities that you can do here.

There’s a playroom loaded with games for both small and bigger kids. Chef services can be availed if you want to enjoy a special dinner. The house has a generator, so you don’t have to worry about the power going out during your stay.

Stayed at this property?
Tarpum Bay, South Eleuthera, Bahamas
198.79 km (123.6 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 11 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
the people are very friendly and make you feel at home
everyone related to the property was kind and responsive
the property manager was super helpful and always responded immediately
i also want to compliment the owner for anticipating our needs
ken and audrey were very helpful
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12. Diamondhead, West Grand Bahama (from USD 325)

Diamondhead is a two-bedroom home that is just right for six people, which makes this a great choice for families on holiday. Pets are also welcome on a case-to-case basis and subject to additional fees. This holiday home has the ocean in its backyard, and it comes with a dock with a storage shed that is equipped with a freezer for bait and fish. Car rentals can be arranged with the host, along with chef service.

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533.11 km (331.3 mi) from Dixon Lighthouse
40 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The beds & furniture is very comfortable
every room has water views
The kitchen is well equipped
Looking down into the canal is like watching an aquarium
Our 3 night stay was very comfortable
House was clean and roomy
The house was super clean and had all the convenience of home
The beds were comfortable dock was secure and had water and power
The accommodations were clean and as advertised Highly recommend
a refrigerator and 2 freezers washer/dryer
He set us up with taxi rides rental car
Our host Eric was very resourceful and accommodating
he met us at the airport
helpful Eric was awesome
Everyone we met on the island was so nice
the beach area is interesting and fun to walk lots of shells to be found
We loved the house loved the location
The location by boat was perfect
While not a sandy beach for swimming
the breaking waves and waves crashing on the rocks at the canal entrance
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Treat yourself to a holiday in the Bahamas

The Bahamas, a tropical paradise, is one of the ultimate holiday destinations, offering fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, and various attractions for people of all ages. Give yourself the gift of self-care by staying at one of these vacation rentals that will guarantee you a fun and hassle-free vacation.

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