Sand And Sea: 12 Breathtaking HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In The Bahamas

Sand And Sea: 12 Breathtaking HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In The Bahamas

The Bahamas is a group of islands that pop culture from around the world has paid homage to for decades. The island nation been the location of the production of Pirates of the Caribbean, three James Bond movies, Jaws, and Sports Illustrated covers. Buying property there is an ultimate statement of luxury; after all, it is one of the richest countries in the Americas. Celebrities like Mariah Carey, Shakira, and Johnny Depp own private residences in the dazzling, picturesque islands. To most of us, getting to stay there without dealing with the hassle of a touristy crowd feels near impossible.

However, in this internet day and age of sharing, these HomeAway recommendations can make your island paradise dreams come true. Some might look like a set in a movie, and others might also reveal a more rustic and authentic side of the Bahamas to you.

Either way, the views are unbeatable. Check out these gorgeous HomeAways and Vrbo vacation rentals in the Bahamas and be inspired.

1. True island living in an unspoiled gem, Rum Cay (from 115 USD)

View of the house
Source: HomeAway

What about options for people who have years of experience with the Bahamas, and have tried and tested all the popular tourist spots it has to offer? Here’s a HomeAway listing that will remind you why you love these islands so much. Above all, this vacation house offers seclusion in a tight-knit community that many visitors report to be warm and loving. You will be hard pressed to see a crowd on the beach here! Even though it’s secluded, this vacation rental has internet and phone signal. Don’t be fooled by the untouched natural beauty of this place either; it has the necessary facilities for medicine and groceries. There are so many things to do on this island, including snorkelling, deep sea fishing, golfing, and beach combing. You won’t get bored at all. Of course, when the day is done, you need a place to sleep and dream of more island adventures. This cosy bedroom with wood panelling has air-conditioning and a nice view from the window. And, because Rum Cay is so off the beaten track, visitors say that the stars at night here shine like no place else, a sight worth more than gold.

Rum Cay Unspoiled Jewel Of The Bahamas (great for private Pilot's)

Area: Rum Cay

Price: from 115 USD

Number of Guests: 6

2. Bahama dreaming on Long Island (from USD 250)

If you’re here with your family because you guys need some time to rebond and recuperate, this HomeAway rental is just for you. It’s spacious, bright, and beautiful with steps cascading down to the sea. A screened patio is available for those who want to watch the waves crash against the rocky shore whilst having their morning coffees and star-lit dinners. The rooms are comfortable and clean and have sea-themed decorations. Come home to fast Wi-Fi and air-conditioning after a long day out at sea. For your convenience, rental for the jeeps available is included in the cost of the villa. You can explore the surrounding monuments and local attractions without the burden of stacking costs on your mind. It is truly a carefree experience. There are also loads of things to do in this area; prepare a lot of bathing suits because you’ll be in them most of the time! From snorkelling to just paddling in the waters literally in front of your home, you’ll want to stay here for ages. It’s also good to note that the owner of this listing has up to 4 villas in this location for rent, so even if your dates seem unavailable on the HomeAway website, check with the owner first so you don’t miss the opportunity to stay in this favourite amongst travellers to the Bahamas.

Oceanfront 2bed 2 Bath Villa Includes use of a Vehicle
Buckleys, Long Island, Bahamas, BS
38 reviews
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi is good and library of movies and books for chill evenings or the rare rainy day
calm clean & safe
the villas are clean and airy and perfect
robin and mike are gracious hosts
the people are beyond nice and helpful
the owners are very accommodating and we will surely recommend this place to my friends
wonderful location great villa and wonderful hosts what more could you ask for
very nice location and view
max's conch bar the forest and seaside village were all great and close to the house
robin and mike's place is perfect for a laid back relaxing get away from the world
lovely accommodation great location great views very convenient plus bonus of a car with the accommodation
this is truly an amazing place to stay on long island
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3. Magical beachfront house with character, Eleuthera (from USD 557)

Many of the stories in our childhood involved being able to travel to the strangest, quirkiest quests on far-flung islands and adorned abodes. Hearken back to those memories with this eco-friendly HomeAway, which looks like it sprung out of an artist’s fantasy. Vibrant colours flood the home, not only from the interior decor but from the sun and sand outside too. Check out the details in the living room. It’s stacked with books from across the years and has a smattering of interesting little statues, shells, and paintings. Even the ceiling lamp is decorated with shells. The place looks less like a magazine set and more like a home that has gained a personality over the years. This unbelievable vacation rental has bedrooms with windows on three sides, giving you the best views of Causarina Bay! Watch the waves roll in at night as you fall asleep, the moon casting a sliver of light on the dark sea, but wake up to the sun creeping up a watery horizon. So many animals, fish, and plants grow in abundance in this space, and the coral reefs at this bay are virtually untouched, so it’s the perfect place for some snorkelling or kayaking. These resources are shared by local villagers, who you can come down and meet for their weekly fish fry.

This listing really stands out because of how much it resembles a home one would make in paradise.

Eco-friendly Beachfront House on stunning beach with private cabana
Queens Hwy, BS, BS
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

4. Sophia's Rest, a lovely waterfront home, Great Exuma (from 320 USD)

Tar Bay & Great Exuma Island (Bahamas)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user James St. John used under CC BY 2.0

Pastel colours, simple wooden architecture, and a great location by the sea. Looks like a painting, doesn’t it? Here, life imitates art; Sophia’s Rest was designed from a famous painting by a renowned artist, Eileen Seitz. The owner aimed to replicate and immortalise this little slice of heaven, and is now opening it up to you for rental. Usually, water filling the back of your house does not mean anything good, but here, it means that you have a dock leading out to a private ocean experience on your property. The house itself is homely with its colourful seashell-patterned couches. It also has air-conditioning if you need to cool down from the sunburn after venturing out for too long. This private little stay is pretty exclusive, so private, indeed, that they say clothing is optional! We don’t encourage stripping though, because with all the activities this seaside spot offers you, you should probably get adequate sun protection. Snorkelling, bonefishing, kayaking across islands, scuba diving, and sailing; the possibilities are endless.

Replicate true island life gathering from the abundance of firewood in the woods and the roads, and construct your own fire to roast some marshmallows over. Your memories of this place, similarly, will make you feel all warm and gooey inside.

Beautiful Waterfront Home With Dock And Gazebo

Area: Great Exuma

Price: from 320 USD

Number of Guests: 6

5. The cottage rental of your dreams, North Eleuthera (from 390 USD)

North Eleuthera's Airport - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Oscar Flowers used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Last but not least, this ethereal, dreamy cottage rental is sure to capture your attention, with its circular windows and its serene, picturesque stature. If the elves from The Lord of The Rings were to choose anywhere in our world to book a vacation home, this might be it. It is a truly enchanting place. A little arc welcomes you to Ocean Tally. Can you imagine having a wedding here? This studio with a king-sized bed is spacious and sleepy. A breathtaking view unfolds outside the window, and the curtains flutter slightly with the sea winds. Run downstairs for a drink and indulge in a gourmet lunch at the resident Tally Bar. First, you’ll see vibrant sea-coloured tiles on your way down. Enter and cosy up in the light-filled atmosphere of the bar, with its rounded windows and a picture of the sea that goes on for miles. The intricate details of the decor will delight the eye while you enjoy your food. Of course, remember to stop by the beach to make some new friends, cause what’s a good trip without great new experiences?

But first, you need to get there!

New Oceanfront Cottage with Spectacular View, Private Beach, Restaurant on Site

Area: North Eleuthera

Price: from 390 USD

Number of Guests: 2

6. Vibrant estate home near Junkanoo Beach (from USD 297)

Source: vrbo

Experience a tropical sweet escape near popular beaches like Junkanoo Beach, and Cable Beach. just a few miles from the resort. This villa is big enough to accommodate sixteen guests, with five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The bedrooms are designed uniquely with high-quality sheets and linens provided for guests’ comfort and convenience. The bathrooms are clean and functional and provide guests with complimentary toiletries and shower essentials. An open-plan living room and dining area welcome guests to relax in after a long day exploring the local beaches. A spacious kitchenette and dining area is available for guests prepare and eat their meals in. Outdoor amenities boast a stunning pool and patio area where guests can lounge in hot sunny afternoons while vacationing in this villa.

5 modern suites, 1 estate, elegantly decorated on a quiet oasis with pool
Nassau, Nassau, Bahamas
20 reviews  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the layout of the suites is great - plenty of space and very comfortable
the pool and tiki bar was awesome
gorgeous property with our very own pool
very clean and spacious
all in all this property is beautiful the hosts are thoughtful accommodating and responsive
jacob was an excellent driver accommodating and very personable
i enjoyed walking many mornings
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7. Secluded beach house with great ocean views (from USD 383)

Bask in the beauty of the bright bluewater from a lovely beach house located in a secluded area. Big enough for six guests, this two-bedroom and the two-bathroom home boasts comfort and convenience at its finest. Guests have access to amenities like a living room with seating, a functional kitchen with updated cookware for preparing meals, and an outdoor deck to enjoy the sunrise and sunset by the ocean. Guests may borrow the property’s kayaks, paddleboards, and fishing poles for those who wish to explore more activities while on vacation. Other watersports and activities, as well as boat tours, are available nearby for those who wish to make the most out of their trip. Restaurants, shops, and groceries are walking distance from the property if you need to stock up on essentials or try local cuisine.

ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY! Breathtaking Views, Ocean Breezes, Huge Dock, Peaceful
Georgetown, Exuma, Bahamas
113 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Everything the pictures and description promise and more
swimming with the pigs and more
The owner truly has thought of everything you will need during your stay
The house truly has everything you could need and is beautiful
Seriously has everything you could possibly want We had the best time using the paddleboard and kayak
The home was clean and had everything we needed
Tad for sharing your house with us
He by the way is an awesome host Call him for anything
Tony met us at the airport upon arrival and made sure we got our rental car
showed us to the grocery store and then directed us to the house to show us around
The dock was absolutely beautiful
We emailed the owner Tad and although he was responsive at first he failed entirely to respond to our last email which expressed our disappointment and advised of the ongoing problems I will pos...
but there were myriad other problems and issues with the property on a DAILY basis including no water
Sorry to say goodbye to this beautiful place
We kayaked to the island across from the house
We really enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards and especially lounging out on the dock above the water
Great experience swimming and relaxation right in the backyard
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8. Bright and airy apartment with stunning ocean views (from USD 200)

Source: vrbo

Wake up to the gushing sounds of the ocean right from your comfy bedroom in a bright and radiant home away from home. It is best for our guests, ideally small families or groups of friends that wish to experience nothing short of comfort and convenience. This property has two cozy queen bedrooms and two functional bathrooms, as well as a living room cum dining area where guests can lounge and watch some TV. There is a quaint kitchenette with complete cookware and appliances for ease in preparing meals indoors. The patio has seating for two people and is an ideal spot to enjoy the ocean views and feel the breeze of the sea.

"Paradise At Your Fingertips" Exuma Apartment
Nassau, New Providence, BS
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. A billion dollar view, Exuma (4,000 USD) (from USD 1950)

Wanna know what you and Ronda Rousey, famous martial artists and actress, have in common?

You have the opportunity to stay at this HomeAway! This villa rental was the site of the cover photo shoot for Sports Illustrated, featuring Ronda Rousey in body paint. It has hosted a range of celebrities and popular figures too, such as Maury Povich, Penelope Cruz, and Glenn Close. This villa is the epitome of luxury. It can sleep up to a whopping 18 people, and you can request for up to 20 more adults to stay in cottages available around the resort. Live out all those Bond movie dreams as you splash through the ocean. But, if you’re not that familiar with working a power boat, paddle out in a kayak. There’s lots of fun and adventure to be had, and heaps of wildlife to admire, but the true superstars are definitely the swimming pigs of the Bahamas. Prepare for a meet and greet as local tourists bring you around the outer islands for the day, introducing you to the mer-pigs. Exhausted after all that touring? Enjoy the hammocks and lounges placed around the villa. Of course, there’s air-conditioning to keep you cool. In the bedrooms, the linens are top notch, and the furnishings are simple, chic, and hassle free. Can’t wait for your very own billion-dollar adventure? Book a stay here!

George Town, Exuma, BS
2 reviews
villa 20 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

10. Comfy oceanfront property for romantic getaways (from USD 315)

Although this huge property is Ideal for big families and groups of friends, this charming oceanfront home is also a great spot to set up base for a romantic getaway to remember. This home can accommodate up to seven guests, with three bedrooms, and two bathrooms for convenience and comfort. It has an open-plan living room and kitchen cum dining room where guests can lounge in after a long day out in the sun. This townhome has air conditioning, Wifi access, laundry facilities, and outdoor parking space for those who drove up. Nearby attractions include Cabbage Beach, Nassau Botanical Gardens, and Queen’s Staircase for those who wish to do a little more sightseeing than just lounging by the beach.

Sunset Paradise On The Ocean - NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Nassau, Nassau, Bahamas
75 reviews Premier Host  Wifi Available
Private vacation home 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pools were very nice and quiet
the pool was never crowded and has beautiful views of the sea
the house was perfect with a nice kitchen washer/dryer and great ocean views
two lovely pools and cable beach a stones throw away
there are two pools with different personalities that were both enjoyable
very clean safe and beautiful location
jefferson was very helpful and polite
was very helpful and responsive
great property great location beach was awesome property owner was very accommodating and responsive
jeff was very accommodating reassuring my wife on every question she had prior to our arrival
the beach a one minute walk away was always deserted and perfect
this location is really a snorkelers paradise-the kids and i had the best time doing so
the property and location is amazing despite the issues i had with security at check in
it was easy to get into nassau on the jitney bus with all the family in tow
we would definitely stay at jefferson's place again
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11. Paradise island villa in Sunrise Beach Club

Experience topnotch villa accommodations in this tropical getaway just walking distance from the beach. This lovely villa has a living room with a flat-screen TV, comfortable seating, while the kitchen has all the necessary cookware and electric appliances to help whip up a meal indoors, along with a six-seater dining table. This two-bedroom home can occupy six people where they can sleep on queen beds, and have access to two separate bathrooms with shower essentials provided for guests’ convenience. Other amenities include outdoor pool access, indoor Wifi access, air conditioning, laundry facilities, and parking space for those traveling by a car. Cabbage Beach is less than a mile away for travelers who wish to see more stunning blue waters.

Paradise Island - Sunrise Beach Club12A-Beachfront--flexible cancellation
Paradise Island, New Providence, BS
72 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of closet and storage space
The unit looked exactly like the pictures
The villa is just perfect for 4 people with a king sized bed in one room (so comfortable ) and 2 twins in the other bedroom
but then it calmed down and was absolute perfection
Perfect size for 6 with gorgeous beach steps from our door 2 pools
The pool isn't enormous
(however it can be patchy
The condo was very clean and bright and well-maintained
It was clean and well stocked
john is great to work with
owner is great to work with too great guy
John made sure everything was perfect for us
Both units were well stocked clean
John was extremely accessible throughout our visit
walk by a beautiful pool and
The location on Cabbage Beach was perfect
within seconds you are on the beach
75 year old parents were able to walk to Atlantis Casino took about 10 minutes for them to get there Nice and quiet after the cruise ships left for the day
Twin Brothers restaurant has awesome food and daiquiris as promised
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12. Beach down the block, Nassau

The Bahamas is an extensive archipelago country, and trying to figure out where to stay for the first time can be overwhelming. Not to worry; this homely, warm suite is waiting for you. Don’t those crisp sheets and weaved wooden furnishings easily look like a home in another world? It is located in Nassau, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Bahamas, where it’s easier for first-time travellers to stay as it already has many established amenities. The hosts of this HomeAway are experienced in the tourism industry, and know the best experiences and discounts like the back of their hand. This cute, cosy offering is just one block away from Saunders Beach. If the crowds in the day and at the airport have overwhelmed you, stay here with the peace of mind that it’s pretty secluded, and you can lounge around on the sand without a care in the world. And when you’re done relaxing on the beach, step into a secure, clean home that will delight with its little personal touches. The decor, while simple, welcomes you back to take a nap after you’ve spent your day swimming. But better wash down first; don’t want to get sand all over the floor and couches, right?

On top of that, this listing’s location is great, near many restaurants, grocery stores, and the airport.

Thank you so much for letting my husband and I experience a great stay in Nassau. The apartment looks brand new and is super clean. We liked how the beach was really close by (very short walk) and everything else (restaurants, grocery store, airport) is quite close as well. We’ll definitely be coming back, thanks again!!


If you’re interested in a simple but sweet suite for your first time in the Bahamas, look no further!

Exclusive Studio Suite One Block from the Beach!
4 reviews
studio 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks brand new and is super clean
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A once in a lifetime stay

The Bahamas are indulgent, luxurious, and full of wonders, both man-made and natural. There are so many great options to stay at whilst in this beach paradise. As travellers, while we are staying there, we should aim to respect and keep the environment clean, so that those who come after us will have an experience as memorable as ours. Book your HomeAway and Vrbo vacation rentals in the Bahamas and get ready to be blown away!

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My name is Kimberlyn, I'm a huge fan of interesting stories and places. I love memorizing wicked facts and quirky histories. I also draw a lot on the side.

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