10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals On Harbour Island, The Bahamas - Updated 2021

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Where is the best place for a tropical escape? You got that right, the Bahamas. Harbour Island in the Bahamas is quietly becoming the crown jewel of the Caribbean. A small island a few miles off of Eleuthera may only be 3.5-miles (5.6 km) long and a half-mile (0.8 km) wide (at its widest) with fewer than 2,000 residents, but it is jam-packed full of beautiful beaches, pastel-painted cottages with picket fences, quaint boutique hotels and restaurants that rival the best found in other culinary hot spots such as St. Barts and Anguilla. Harbour Island is a tropical oasis with miles and miles of seemingly endless pink sand beaches. Most people rent golf carts to get around the island. What Harbour Island is perhaps best known for, however, is its excellent restaurants and plethora of outdoor activities. The beaches are expansive and there are always plenty of chaise lounges to go around, unlike other island destinations. There are plenty of private boats that are available for charter should you want to go snorkelling, fishing or having a beach picnic on a small nearby island. So, go get your shorts and make the cameras ready, because you are in for a wild adventure! And to make that happens, stay at some of the best Vrbo accommodations on Harbour Island.

1. Beautiful home close to the beach (from USD 812)

This cottage is a charming three-bedroom two-bath beach cottage on a large property strewn with swaying coconut trees. Located close to the beach this property sits behind the dune, so while you can’t see the ocean from the house, you can hear it and feel the ocean’s breezes and are just a few steps away from the nearest beach. There are indoor and outdoor dining areas for 6 to 10 people. Parties are allowed! There is an outdoor shower, and a gas grill! So it will be the perfect spot for a barbecue!

Mainbrace. A Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home Just Steps From The Beach!
Harbour Island, Bahamas, BS
82 reviews
cottage 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The owners have impeccable taste and have really thought of everything you could want/need to have an awesome vacation
was easy to find in the clean modern kitchen and our dinners and game nights at the table were perfect
Trish has everything you need for the beach at the house and the outdoor shower was perfect to get the sand off when you return
The lush grounds made me feel like I was at a resort but with added privacy and the gorgeous front porch
The living room was so cozy and the couch was the perfect spot for an afternoon nap
Cleanliness:
The location can't be beat
It was everything I remembered and more
The shower was hot and strong a MUST post snorkel
The bathroom was clean and perfect to share with the adjoining bedroom
Host:
She cooked a delicious dinner for us and even included homemade ice cream
The housekeeper was also great and always helpful
the home itself is lovely and wonderfully designed and the owner is great to work with Trish is extremely helpful and responsive
Anastasia was so helpful and nice
The sound system allowed us to jam out while mixing up our rum punch which was a nice touch we all had a turn being DJ
Location:
but it's too good not to share
The location is great with a very close walk to a quiet end of the beach
The house is in excellent condition beautifully decorated and in a quiet location just steps away from the beach
The house is the perfect combination of island charm and comfort
Definitely order the key lime pie from the pink house on the corner as you head in to town and A&A Island Treasures (a must stop) is a quick walk up from the house
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2. An elegant rental for a family (from USD 857)

As seen in the September 2015 issue of Coastal Living Magazine, this beauty is located in the heart of the historic Dunmore Town and is one of Harbour Island’s original homes. The apartment embodies all the old-world charm one hopes for in an island home with its original structure now looking as much as it did when it was built in the 1700s. This is a three-bedroom house that is able to accommodate a total of six guests. There is also a plunge pool included!

Jewelbox. A Beautifully Restored, Elegant, Family-friendly Town Rental.
Harbour Island, BS
93 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Our 5 year old daughter loved the small pool
The house is decorated to perfection and comes stocked with all of the kitchen equipment beach chairs towels
and we had plenty of room for everyone to hang out -
Cleanliness:
Very clean cute place and close to everything you need
Host:
She is extremely responsive and so helpful
We cannot say enough great things about Jewelbox
She has a great household team to help keep things clean and running smoothly
Trish was super quick to respond to any questions we had and
her team on the island was so lovely and helpful
Location:
Cute house in a great location loved it Rented for a family of 5
It's conveniently located near the grocery store shops and coffee shops and is a short walk or golf cart ride to the beach
This house is charming and perfect in every way
The house is in a great location in town and a super close golf cart ride to the beach
One of the most charming vacation houses I've ever stayed in and every detail of the house was so well thought out and
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3. Fabulous guest house for eight (from USD 1000)

This four-bedroom apartment is perfect for all you party people out there. There is an abundance of outdoor living spaces for your modern conveniences, a private heated pool, an outdoor billiard table, lounge areas and not forgetting a breathtaking view of the hills and the sunsets. This is a perfect place for both quiet relaxation or full on entertainment with your families and pals.

Fabulous Outdoor Living and Entertaining
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, BS
61 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Our daughters lived in the pool and the adults relaxed read and enjoyed cooking in the outdoor kitchen
all Only complaint is the open air space and all the mosquitos(due to recent rains)
Vic was very helpful in the months leading up to our stay and will answer any question you have in a timely manner
The pictures of the home are a true version of the property
The outdoor living space was incredible to host family and friends dropping by
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean as well
The home was decorated lovely and you feel the vacation vibes as soon as you walk in and see the pink island colors
Host:
They live nearby and were helpful with any issues that arose
Vic and Jo are great and super quick to respond to any questions we had
Clean and beautiful Hosts were super helpful
We have been to Harbour Island many times and wanted our friends to experience it
great gardens and outdoor space and incredibly attentive and gracious
Location:
You can't ask for a better location Right in the middle of the island just 1 1/2 blocks from the public dock
right in the middle of it
The Hatch is a great house and for entertaining
but we rented golf carts to make it a little bit easier to get to other parts of the island for dinner
They loved it and loved the property
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4. An island home for a group (from USD 825)

This is a three-bedroom house, that was once featured on House Hunters International. It is a Bahamian-designed home steps away from the grocery store, bakery, and deli, nothing is out of reach. The pink sand beach is a short walk away and golf carts are available for hire for exploring the island. Bonefishing, deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling are all easily accessible services! The services of a housekeeper are also included! The rooftop has 360-degree views. It is great for a family or group of friends.

Chatterbox. an Island Home in the Heart of Harbour Island.
Harbour Island, Eleuthera , BS
83 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There is also ample outdoor space-we particularly loved climbing up to the top decks for cocktail hour at sunset
Great beds bedding towels
yet quiet and cozy feel to the perfectly designed island space
The home is ideally situated in the middle of town with easy access (walking) to anything you might need to shop for and a quick golf cart trip to the beach
and they found everything they needed in the kitchen Will definitely be returning
Cleanliness:
It's extremely well appointed and chicly decorated
Host:
house was well maintained really cute
- there is no detail that hasn't been thought of Trish was super quick to respond to all of our questions and her on-island team was super accommodating and friendly
Owner was a pleasure to work with and quickly responded to any questions Can't recommend this house enough
Chatterbox is fantastic and Trish is a great host
As always everything is well appointed
Location:
Great location close to restaurants
Perfect location Beautiful quality furniture and linen
shops bars and across the street from a grocery store
The only downside was being across the street from the Piggly Wiggly which can get quite loud Overall a five star stay
The house was great with great location
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5. A perfect island getaway (from USD 1500)

If you like something so much more than your standard rental, this home is it. Located in the quiet Triana Shores neighbourhood of delightful Harbour Island, this luxurious five-bedroom home is only a stone’s throw away from the famous pink sands beach yet still convenient to the restaurants and nightlife of the island. The fully equipped kitchen and dining area that seats 10 are perfect for large parties and the lovely pool area also has a covered bar and large-screen TV for your outdoor enjoyment. The pictures online do not do justice to how beautiful this property is!

Stonesthrow: A Beautiful Five-Bedroom Home Just Steps From Beach
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, BS
16 reviews
House 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The home is lovely and the owners have truly thought of everything anyone would need to have a comfortable stay
The pictures online do not do justice to how beautiful this property is
It felt like a luxury home
Host:
Gordon was always happy to help with any question we had and our time in this wonderful home made for a fantastic vacation
Everyone on the island was extremely welcoming
So many nice details throughout the whole home
This was a top shelf experience all around The property is absolutely beautiful and I wouldn't change a thing about it
I can't say enough about how wonderful Stonesthrow is
Location:
The house and the people were amazing Better than imagined
The fully furnished second floor terrace is a heavenly place to relax at any time of day A daily housekeeper keeps the house looking great and knows the island very well
Cheryl is a great housekeeper and if catering is needed
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6. An adorable cedar cottage (from USD 335)

This lovely adorable cedar cottage is only a short walk over the dunes and past a row of gorgeous plantation-style estates from the Pink Sands Beach. If you love a private and exotic stay, this is it. Also, while the nearby restaurants are top-notch, the cottage has a full kitchen kit and a new propane grill for those who love to cook! This will definitely encourage you to go shop for fresh-caught fish or conch at the daily market. The house is nestled between four large banyan trees that provide shade and keep all the rooms cool. You are in for a treat!

Harbour Island, Bahamas, Walk to Gorgeous Pink Sand Beach
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, BS
25 reviews
cottage 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
As shown in the photos included in the listing
esp in one shower)
The great room with large kitchen is the hub of activity
The three bedrooms are of good size though only the master and living area have AC
The house is great with everything you need: kitchen equipment
Cleanliness:
The cottage is quiet clean
However it looks like the pics and it is clean
The cottage is clean very well stocked and safe for curious babies
and we were delighted with the property Very reasonably priced
Host:
Melissa and her husband took care of any requests we had (more wineglasses
Harbour Island is beautiful and the sand is actually pink
Michael greeted us the day we arrived and escorted us to our cottage One thing to know the cottage did not have chairs umbrella or snorkeling gear
the house manager answered all of our questions
We rented bikes golf cart and a boat one day from Michael's and we were very happy
Location:
There are lots of restaurants and take-out food places within a couple of blocks
It's an easy walk to groceries and restaurants
We also enjoyed the Cheeseburger in Paradise
but also enough "night life"
We also ate down on Bay Street near the docks several times Loved
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7. A paradise by the ocean (from USD 1071)

Located right next to a boat dock and a minutes’ walk from the beach, this waterfront two-story house that comes with an infinity pool serves as a perfect vacation spot. It is also located just a short walk to Ramora Bay Marina which is a great spot for boat rentals or a bloody mary after a rough night out. Go have an outdoor grill, lie in the hammock and catch a swim in the pool, there are endless backdrops for the sunset!

Estrella...Harbour Island Paradise!
Harbour Island, Eleuthera, BS
21 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The view of the sunset from the deck was amazing and the master suite was beautiful with a fantastic view of the water from the bedroom and the bathroom
The only improvement would be for the stereo to have speakers outside as well as inside
a number of large wahoo
the kitchen and living space were clean and comfortable
sunset Perfect for cooking all that fresh fish and lobster
Cleanliness:
and it was a very good thing
Host:
arranged a fishing guide to join us aboard our vessel to show us the fishing grounds he new
He handled golf cart rental which was waiting for us when arrived
The manager did everything he could and our house keeper was diligent and cooked and amazing Bahamian meal for us one night The owner is not keeping up with things as they break
They had the house perfectly prepared for us when we arrived despite another party leaving that morning
This is a first class and well maintained vacation rental home
Location:
The infinity edge pool is just a great addition to this great location and house
It is across the island from the beach which is easily accessed by golf cart
I have stayed here many times A great house joe and Bentley
Also appreciated the daily house keeping The house was perfect
It is located just a short walk to Ramora Bay Marina which is a great spot for boat rentals or a Bloody Mary after a rough night out
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8. A tropical paradise by the sands (from USD 600)

Newly restored and renovated, it lies on a lush-green tropical property, filled with lime trees, papaya trees, and pomegranate trees, perfect for a nature-filled holiday extravaganza. The house is situated due east of Romora Bay Marina, beach-side, tucked in just behind the dune. The house adorns original, hand-made, hand-painted Cuban tiles, built in the ‘50s and renovated recently. This house also lies adjacent to another lovely cottage which you can rent separately or together as a four-bedroom and four-bath compound in total, perfectly intended for larger groups!

Touchstone's House on Beachside - Tropical 1 Acre Property.
Harbour Island, BS
83 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Not only has she anticipated pretty much every thing one might need
The decor is unbelievable and the landscaping pristine
The kitchen was well equipped
It has a split layout - one bedroom and bath on one side of the house and another separate one with living/dining space in between
The house is wonderfully equipped
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and neat
The cottage was beautiful clean and welcoming Karina has decorated everything perfectly and it is so inviting
The outdoor patio spaces are so charming and everything is beautifully decorated
seriously gorgeous and exactly as pictured online House is extremely charming and cozy with any amenities you could need - I especially appreciated the full sized clothing steamer
The property managers (and owner Karina) were easily accessible and very accommodating
Host:
Karina and her team could not be more warm and helpful
Karina could not have been more helpful and available
Karina was very responsive to all our questions and assisted us in our transportation needs
she was available at all times to answer questions and give advise
umbrellas and kids sand toys available
Location:
The location is perfect - steps from the beach but a quick ride to anywhere
Touchstone house is a whimsical cottage tucked away in a lush garden setting only steps from the beach
bougainvillea and other exotic plants surrounding you everywhere
It's perfectly appointed and has the most fabulous location just a few steps from a stunning beach
They have a beautiful property which is just a step away from the gorgeous Pink Sands Beach
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9. A beachfront stunner with gorgeous views (from USD 1500)

This property has two beach-view bedrooms and one garden-view room. The house has its own private beach stairs and path for easy access to the Pink Sands Beach. Be soothed to sleep by the sound of waves breaking on the shore so keep the windows open at night! The view is breathtaking sitting on the couch and looking out the doors to the beach. You may also head to the nearby Acquapazza for dinner. Daily cleanup service is included so fret not about having to mess up the apartment.

KELLY KREST, BEACH FRONT WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF GORGEOUS PINK SANDS BEACH
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, BS
68 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The third bedroom is off the inland-side patio
loved the place comfortable and in front of the beach
We enjoyed pleasant tropical breezes which eliminated the need for air conditioning although it was nice to have a/c options in the nicely appointed bedrooms and
The kitchen is lovely and well-equipped
Keep the windows open at night
Cleanliness:
Lovely and spacious Well located
Two bedrooms face the ocean with large living area in between opening both to ocean side and inland side
Host:
Wonderful beach house with a very attentive owner
Also Rachel and Mark were very helpful with recommendations and checking on us throughout our stay
We were so happy with the beach chic home
the housekeeper was most efficient in her daily tasks
We cannot wait to return to Harbour Island and especially Kelly Krest
Location:
The lower sundeck is just a wonderful addition
Kelly Krest is in the perfect location on the beach
Kelly Krest is the perfect beach house
the Dunmore Rock House Queen
Kelly Krest is located within it all and provides everything from daily maid service suggestions and immediate help if something is amiss
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10. A magical island retreat for six

This is one of the six luxury residences located within the unique development of the Sunset Harbour Estate on Harbour Island. The community is situated on just over 2-acres (0.8 hectares), with its own deep-water private dock. This uniquely designed home has an upside-down layout in such a way that the bright kitchen/living area is located upstairs and the guest bedrooms are downstairs. Also, there is an outside covered terrace and a tropical garden. The property is located just a few minutes walk to the beach. The private, cosy and gated garden with pool and bar facilities are perfect for a relaxing afternoon and evening!

The 'Hideaway', a Magical Island Retreat in Harbour Island!
Dunmore Town, Harbour Island, BS
45 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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The Harbour Island, with its innumerable activities and awe-inspiring vista, welcomes you to stay at some of its rental gems. Check out the list above and be a part of the precious island as long as you are here.

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