6 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In The Bahamas - Updated 2021

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Located off the coast of Florida, the Bahamas is a tropical Caribbean archipelago renowned worldwide for its sandy beaches and crystalline waters. Comprising 700 islands and more than 2,000 coral reefs, the country is teeming with luxuriant greenery, local wildlife, and breathtaking natural landscapes. It is thus no wonder that the place has been likened to paradise on earth, and draws up to six million tourists every year.

If you’re looking for the best way to experience the Bahamas, look no further. Here are five superb Airbnb vacation rentals by the beach, each located on a different island of the nation, for a truly unique tropical getaway:

1. Paradise in pink: cottage along a pink sand beach, Harbour Island

In the northeast of the Bahamas group lies Harbour Island, home to one of the most beautiful pink sand beaches in the world. Caused by coral mingling with regular sand, the rosy sands of this shore stretch for three miles (4.8 kilometers). Stay with this natural beauty at your doorstep with this cottage by the beach. Stepping stones pave your final steps to the front door of this holiday home, bordered by verdant flora such as coconut trees. Piña coladas, anyone? Suites in this accommodation are rented for a range of prices, depending on the number of guests. No matter which suite you choose to stay in, wake up every morning to the bright Bahamas’ sunshine streaming in through your blinds, beckoning you to the beach beyond. At long last, what you came for: one of the most beautiful beaches, just beyond your back door!

Fun fact: did you know the pink color of the sands is caused by coral-based organisms from offshore reefs? These reefs also break the impact of strong currents from the sea beyond.

If you’re looking to explore beyond the beach, your friendly host Kim would be more than happy to assist.

Kim sent us a list of all available activities and contacts in advance which made things super smooth from airport to water taxi to island. […] Everyone on the island was helpful and loves Kim so they were very happy to help. Diana
After a sizzling day at the beach, turn up the air-conditioning and relax in the living room of your suite. Mellow tones and floral furnishings give the place a calm yet tropical accent, perfect for kicking back and indulging in some evening television. Or, you could retreat to the idyll of the upstairs patio. Bask in the glow of the Bahamian sunset among woven furniture and feathery ferns. Watch as the light of the sun gives way to a scintillating blanket of stars above.

28 reviews
Entire house 8 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely place would be better if wifi works more stable
the apartment itself is very well located-- not that anything on this small island can be particularly far
the house was clean and cozy and there was the necessary one may need to cook at home
it was clean and well equipped
it's also very nice everything is clean and in top shape
the two-bedroom was perfect for two couples-clean great space well equipped
everyone on the island was helpful and loves kim so they were very happy to help
kim is an amazing host and her place is really amazing
kim was a wonderful host providing excellent local information and timely responses when we had a question
kim is a very nice person and a very attentive host
kim was very helpful with making arrangements
great location if you're looking for peace and quiet
property was accurately described and a good location
the accomodation exceeded all of our expectations and the location was ideal
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2. Avant-garde alabaster: villa along Alabaster Beach, Eleuthera (750 USD)

Freedom is the translation of beautiful Eleuthera’s name, as well as all you’ll feel on your stay in this residence. Experience a visit free from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this luxurious villa, a stand-alone structure on the shores of Alabaster Beach. Known as ‘the cool house’, this avant-garde villa stands on wooden columns, solitary along the sands of this stunning beach. The contemporary image of this villa extends to its interiors; as you step in, prepare to be greeted by furnishings as white as the soft sand outdoors. The impression of immaculate, high-class living extends to other areas of the home. Take for example this dining room, furnished with white honeycombed shelves and curved swivel chairs. Who says simplicity has to be boring? The predominant white of the villa allows for a better appreciation of nature’s hues, for instance the stunning sunset view from the patio. Following a fun day at the beach, turn on the air-conditioning and jump into this plush, canopied bed for a good night’s sleep.

The cool house

Area: Alabaster Beach, South Eleuthera, The Bahamas

Price: from 750 USD

Number of Guests: 8

3. Boat by the bay: yacht in Freeport, Grand Bahama (100 USD)

Looking to bring the kids or your friends on the ultimate marine adventure in the Bahamas? Let the adventure extend to your accommodation in this sleek, spacious yacht, docked in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Berthed by a thriving garden, this yacht makes for a peaceful yet novel residence. As you step onto the boat, the first sight that greets you is the shady outdoor lounge, perfect for a drink, conversation, or even playing one of the boat’s board games on a lazy day. Take some time to explore the boat for a true sailor’s experience. Ascend the stairs to the helm as you envisage yourself as a sailor on the high seas. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, the trampoline towards the bow of the boat makes for great entertainment as well! After a long day, consider unwinding within the yacht’s mahogany-lined interiors. These quarters, fit for a sailor, feature yet another lounge, along with a well equipped kitchen. Capacious yet compact, the yacht houses 3 bedrooms, each with a double bed. Descend to the yacht’s lower storey for a good night’s rest after a long day out.

Live On Boat By The Dock

Area: Mather Town, Freeport, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas

Price: from 100 USD

Number of Guests: 6

4. Adventure at your doorstep: stilt house on Fresh Creek, Andros (from USD 300)

Hoping for a stay above the sea but can’t handle the rickety motion of a boat? Live with the aquatic wonders of the Bahamas in your backyard (quite literally!) with this dreamy stilt house in Andros, home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world! Sitting just off the shore, this sunny home overlooks the waters of Fresh Creek in all their glory. Famous for its wide range of fishing game, Fresh Creek is a popular getaway for anglers. Check out some of its unique wildlife in the video below:

Akin to its golden exteriors, the interiors of this home exude a mellow, homey feel, fitting of repose from a long day away. Step into the living room of this abode, where open waters are a hop, skip, and jump away – literally! Lure in a barracuda or grouper from right outside your door and prepare a scrumptious seafood meal in the kitchen and dining area. After a long day of fishing, snorkeling, or exploring the refreshing waters of the basin, this deck is the perfect place to admire the majestic Bahamian sunset. Retreat to this lovely bedroom, with an en suite bathroom, for a good night’s rest, and wake up to shimmering waters beneath the sunrise.

Sunset Point Houseboat, Andros, Bahamas
Andros, Bahamas, Bahamas
33 reviews
Houseboat 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i loved waking up with the view over the creek - right from the bed
the houseboat was amazing -- being able to swim and snorkel anytime right from the deck was wonderful
you swim off the deck in shallow clear and nicely warm salt water
the houseboat is just perfect with big bedrooms and private bathrooms
everything was clean and fresh
the house is immaculately clean
they are kind and amazing people
gabrielle is a perfect host
we highly recommend the home and the hosts for a memorable getaway
gabrielle & peter were incredibly warm and welcoming hosts
gabrielle was very helpful and answered all of our questions prior to our arrival
the location was superb and we had a wonderful stay
the houseboat is in a stunning location
we chose this place for our vacation because of the other reviews and we did not get disappointed
i definitely recommend sunset pont houseboat to everyone who wants to stay in central andros area
) bring a back pack because you could hike to so many lovely places and good walking shoes
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5. Where green meets grey: cabin by the beach in Nassau, New Providence (from 99 USD)

Seeking the calm of the country with the convenience of the city? Revel in serenity with this comfortable cabin by the beach! Located just 5 minutes from the beach and local amenities, this residence is perfect for those who want a holiday in the best of both worlds. Plus, you’re not far at all from the country’s capital of Nassau. Shielded by palm trees and tinted windows, privacy is assured, even at the front door. Even within its interiors, this cabin is cozy and mellow. Why not cook a meal in this kitchen, or converse at this dining table? Prepare for a day out in this compact bathroom, fit snugly beneath the cabin’s colorful stairs. And, when the day is done, ascend into the homey loft bedroom for some rest and recuperation.

Tangerine Sunsets South Coral

Area: Cable Beach, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Price: from 99 USD

Number of Guests: 4

Bask in the Bahamas

Blue Lagoon
Source: Photo by user Dolphins used under CC BY-SA 3.0

In this modern day and age where commercialism is ubiquitous, it’s hard to come by a place that has truly preserved its nature and beauty. The Bahamas is a fortunate exception, so why not enjoy a delightful and relaxing holiday on the beach? Take the first step, and engage one of these Airbnb getaways today!

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