10 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals On Long Island, Bahamas - Updated 2022

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Long Island is said to be the most scenic island in the Bahamas. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the island, creating two very distinct coastlines. On the eastern side of the island, you will find dramatic cliffs towering over serene beaches and stunning coral reefs. On the opposite side of the island lies calm turquoise water, with powder soft pink and white beaches. Clarence Town is the island’s capital and where most of the tourists go to hang out. In town are grocery stores, fresh bakeries, restaurants, and bars. But Long Island is a great place for anglers looking to catch barracuda, bonefish, or marlin. You can also enjoy snorkeling and exploring the coral reefs which allow you to encounter other marine life up and close and personal. While the island has quite a few resort style hotels to stay at, you will enjoy your time here more if you book a stay at one of the many private homes available. Here is a list of the best Vrbo accommodations on Long Island.

1. Light-filled cottage with a private cove (from USD 275)

This bright, open cottage is the ideal place to spend some quality alone time. The home has an open floor plan for the living/dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious bedroom, and bathroom. Besides the indoor dining table, you also have an outdoor table on the screened-in sun porch that overlooks the water. The home sits on a 4-acre (1.6 hectares) estate and you have a private cove for swimming. Above the cove is a sandy area with lounge chairs for you to relax and take in the sunset.

Private Beautiful Cottage with your own cove
78 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is completely appointed with everything needed to prepare meals
The cottage was so adorable
Words cannot possibly describe this place and pictures cannot capture the true beauty
The cottage is tastefully decorated and the kitchen is well equipped
Everything one would hope a tranquil vacation would be
Cleanliness:
The property was beautiful and clean
and you can explore both north and south
The cabin was clean and had awesome views
The property is very beautiful and extremely private
Host:
Their hospitality is warm and genuine
We cannot wait to return
Very private Note make sure you get a good rental car
Phil and Debbie were great hosts providing us with privacy and
They made sure anything we wanted was taken care of Very warm people who are available to socialize but also ensure you have privacy
Location:
Baywatch is conveniently located in the middle of Long Island close to stores and several nice empty beaches
secluded but yet close to the grocery stores and party store
The location of the cottage is perfect
The property was amazing best vacation ever
Perfect sunsets every day can be enjoyed from the large screened in porch or the awesome deck just steps away
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2. Charming home by the Lochabar harbor (from USD 180)

This private cottage gives you plenty of peace and quiet on your island vacation. It features an open floor plan for the living room and eat-in kitchen, a king-sized bed in the bedroom and a full bathroom. You have a spacious, furnished deck that overlooks the harbor. The cottage includes a private stretch of beach where you can swim or fish. Other amenities include daily cleaning, guided fishing tours, and food baskets, for an additional fee.

Passionate Pelican, Oceanfront, Romantic, Private, King Bedroom Cottage
64 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The deck is great down by the water with its own spectacular view
We like cooking our own breakfasts and then fixed lunches to take to the beach
The view from the deck was
The house had everything we needed from air conditioning to beach towels to hairdryers to a full kitchen to cook our meals The rocking chairs on the deck were our favorite spot to watch the sting ...
The cottage has everything you need to cook the perfect meal then sit down and enjoy it while staring out the windows at the beautiful turquoise water
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and very well maintained - everything we needed was in the house
Host:
Nancy also helped us arrange a rental car
beautiful Nancy was so helpfull and sweet
We purchased lobster tails and grouper
The owner was very good at answering all our questions and replied very quickly The property was clean and well maintained
and anytime I had questions or needed anything was quick to answer
Location:
A beautiful beach minutes from the villa and great views
A beautiful pot cake that we named Sally stopped by for breakfast and dinner every day and is possibly the sweetest dog ever
The grounds were landscaped beautifully and easy access to the water right out
The beach at Cape Santa Maria was pretty but really not that long for walking
We chose the Passionate Pelican for its central location on the island
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3. Peaceful retreat with ocean views (from USD 145)

This large home can accommodate a large family easily. The two-story home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms on the ground floor. Upstairs is a large living/recreation area, an eat-in kitchen, and a large deck with ocean views. You are within walking distance of the Stella Maris Resort, known for their rum-punch parties, swimming pools, and the Moonshine Bar.

Peaceful Long Island awaits you - Easily explore the North End
12 reviews  Wifi Available
House 7 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The water and laundry appliances worked fine
The spiral staircase may be tricky with small children
The breeze upstairs through the kitchen and dining area was refreshing throughout the hot days(lots of windows)
The home is so tastefully decorated that it was wonderful to watch the children decide which bedroom would be theirs
The cost is exceptionally reasonable compared to everything else on the island
Host:
Susan and Rolf were gracious hosts
Susan is SUPER responsive and accommodating
Due to the unique design of the home the only person he awoke was me
We were aware and prepared so not an issue for us
Overall I was very happy with the property and the hosts
Location:
Susan has lots of excellent resources for local food shopping restaurants
The roads around Stella Maris were pretty bad when I first visited in 2015
Lots of fantastic snorkeling spots to be found
The house is less than 10 minutes from the airport and walking distance to the local resort and closest restaurant that takes credit cards
It's in a great location and walking distance to the Stella Maris resort if you fancy a drink in the evening
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4. Amazing villa on the beach (from USD 257)

This spacious home is an ideal rental for large groups or extended family traveling together. The home is built above the tree line with plenty of windows so you can enjoy the ocean breeze. The living room/dining area is large enough to seat up to six people comfortably. You have a screened-in porch in the front with outdoor dining table and chairs along with a barbecue grill. On the back side of the house is a large deck with lounge chairs and upstairs is another furnished balcony. Enjoy ocean views from almost every room in the home.

Secluded & Quiet Beachfront Home w/ Beautiful View on Lochabar Bay. Family fun!
47 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well appointed and the beds are comfortable
Kayaking in the bay was a real highlight
The place was great - quiet
The view from the floor to ceiling windows of the great room was breathtaking every time we entered the home or walked out of the bedroom each morning
The furniture and beds were so comfortable; we liked sitting out on the deck the most
Cleanliness:
The house and the grounds are in terrific condition and the owners care for his property
and I got to clean a conch
The beach house was everything the owner described and more Ernst (driver) and Nancy the (caretaker) were very friendly and provided valuable information
It was extremely well equipped clean and spacious
Immaculate well maintained property that our whole family (2 adults and 2 teens) enjoyed
Host:
Everyone we met on the island was very friendly and helpful
The owner is very meticulous and the home is well maintained
the owner for all of his welcome communication
The owner was easy to work with and helpful
We also appreciated the convenience of having Ernest pick us up and drop us off to the airport
Location:
House is in best location on beautiful beach
The Cape Stella Maris
There are several good restaurants a pleasant drive away
The setting was idyllic and the house was perfect
No need to go anywhere else
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5. Oceanfront property with a covered porch (from USD 167)

The owner has a few of these if you need space for a large group. Each suite has a cozy living cum dining area, equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms. You have a shared covered porch that looks out over the ocean. Just follow the marked path to reach a secluded beach for you and your neighbors. Right next door is a restaurant and bar and you are within walking distance of a resort with tennis courts, swimming pools, and spa services.

Villa Aqua, Beach & Ocean Front
Stella Maris, Long Island, BS
16 reviews
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
all the accessories needed
cozy accomdations in paradise
there was no washer or dryer as stated and the kitchen could use the addition of a broom, some hot pads and measuring cups & spoons
the stella maris pilot was friendly
you are a generous homeowner sharing your place with me
Cleanliness:
beautiful and clean house, beautiful view, big rooms, comfortable beds
clean and spacious with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths
brand new interior and beautiful views of the ocean from the veranda
private beach, clean home an friendly neighbors
Host:
well appointed house with modern conveniences
just love the remoteness
checked in with us every day and gave us spot on recommendations for places to visit and eat and drink etc
the people of long island are friendly and welcoming
glen adderly is a gem & was very prompt attending to an item
Location:
great location and near resort amenities
great location and place to stay
can not get enough of it
right next door to a cute little restaurant and bar
i have been to this island 6 times and never get tired of it
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6. Charming haven best for couples (from USD 180)

This cute home is ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway. Decorated in ocean colors, the living room, and the eat-in kitchen has everything you need to be comfortable. Enjoy the king-sized bed in the bedroom and you have an indoor and an outdoor shower. The front of the house has a covered porch with chairs and a swing with views of the ocean. You are just footsteps away from a white sandy beach and a short drive will take you into Clarence Town where you can find grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, and bars.

Whistling Duck a Romantic, Private, Oceanfront One KING Bedroom Cottage.
68 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well appointed
All of the amenities you need and more
the cottage is immaculate and thoughtfully appointed with all that you need -also
the place was immaculate and the view of the gorgeous water from the cottage was simply amazing
The one downside is that it really isn't walkable to anyplace
Cleanliness:
Everything was very clean and well cared for
A few steps to the ocean and breezes
The cottage was just as pictured and well supplied
The cottage and nearby vegetation were beautiful as were the views of the ocean from the cottage decks
The beach is right out front and continues for another mile
Host:
Everyone is so friendly and helpful
kayaking sailing & beach combing Friendly helpful locals
We saw pigs sea turtles and the most amazing waterscapes
Again he is loved and taken care of there since he does not want to leave his home where his owner was
Lovely cottage with exceptional views
Location:
The location is at the edge of beautiful lochabar bay
was out of this world
This is the best cottage and best location on the island Thank you Nancy and Cheryl jenn and tonya (SC)
We really enjoyed kayaking across to the islands just across the way As we were exploring the Island
A shout out to Marvin Cartwright (total renaissance man)
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7. Beachfront home with a hot tub (from USD 272)

Built well above sea level, this beautiful home offers ocean views from almost every room. The two-story home has an open floor plan downstairs, with the master suite and second bedroom upstairs. It has wrap-around sun decks with plenty of seating to watch the sailboats go by. The master bedroom also has its own balcony facing the sea. On the deck facing the ocean is a built-in hot tub. At the end of the driveway, you can enjoy the secluded beach for swimming, fishing, or snorkeling.

Beach House w/Hot-Tub & Spectacular Ocean Views!
44 reviews  Wifi Available
villa 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The Wi-Fi worked great
The photos do not do it justice
The kitchen is well equipped (
take-with two cities south from the house
there was a hot tub on the deck and nothing like sitting in a hot tub after the hot sun or enjoying the stars
Cleanliness:
The house was very clean and had wonderful linens and amenities (washer/dryer beach chairs cooler and bottled water)
The house was clean had plenty of good quality sheets pillows and towels We loved the island
The house was clean and tidy and furnished with everything you could possibly need
we didn't want to leave in our previous beach vacations
Host:
The people were friendly and helpful and always made us feel welcome
the caretaker who greeted us gave recommendations and made us feel at home during our stay
our host became our friend
One night we saw a black wild pig running alongside the road cute as can be
We especially appreciated the warm welcome by Bill and the regular contact with Ingrid who is the caretaker of the house
Location:
It's tucked away but close enough to the airport restaurants and beautiful beaches
The next day we stopped to "talk" to a local goat
It has a great location in being close to great beaches/restaurants yet secluded at the same time
If you want to get away from it
The house is on a small rise about 1 minutes walk to a pretty beach that is good for walking or playing but is to rough for swimming
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8. Colonial-style home with pool access (from USD 300)

You will feel royal when you stay in this beautiful Colonial-style home. The two-story house is full of amenities, like private balconies off each of the three bedrooms. Two bathrooms with soaking tubs that have ocean views. Outside you have a lush tropical garden with outdoor dining, including a gas grill. During your stay, you are free to use the resort amenities that include two swimming pools, tennis courts, the renowned Moonshine Bar, and restaurants.

Luxurious & Spacious Estate, Sunset Ocean Views
12 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The only unexpected was that there was only one shower
whilst savoring the different outlooks
The home is very comfortable and inviting with designer furnishings like the never-want-to-leave king size beds
However the two masters have king beds and there is a twin bed with a trundle bed in the downstairs room so it could easily sleep six people
Importantly the bedding is comfortable and the air conditioning works like a dream
Cleanliness:
and I had baths in both
Our first impression was how incredibly clean the house was - walking in really has a "wow" factor Like others who have posted reviews
Host:
Emma was a gracious and helpful host and the home was beautiful
Terrific fun rejuvenating relaxing amazing blessings in all directions
My trip include myself and one other adult
The house had all new appliances luxurious deep bathtubs air conditioning a grill for outdoor cooking
The people are very friendly on the island and all seem to know each other so it is a close community
Location:
Although not located on the water it's only a three minute walk away
The house is a short walk to beautiful beaches rock pools and just 2 blocks from the Stella Maris Resort which made it very convenient to walk over for dinner listen to live music
and that's not just my opinion
we couldn't decide if we liked the "East Wing" or the "West Wing" better
it's not really optional because the only thing in walking distance from the house are beaches and the Stella Maris resort
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9. Secluded sanctuary with a private beach (from USD 271)

This large home sits on 5 acres (2.02 hectares) ensuring you have all the privacy you want or need. It has a large open floor plan for the living/dining/kitchen area, three bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. The covered porch is equipped with lounge chairs, a gas grill, and outdoor dining table and chairs. You have your own private beach with soft, white sand, and calm turquoise water, perfect for the kids to swim in. You can enjoy snorkeling at the small coral reef near your beach, or bone fishing just across the salt flats nearby.

Galloway Beach House 3 BR, 2 BA on private beach w/gazebo, gas grill, WIFI, AC
43 reviews  Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
3 children ages 3-6)
Very comfortable large home all to yourself
The beachfront cabana provided much welcome shade and a place for chairs and small table off of the sand
The water was usually calm enough for the children and we brought inflatable floats from home which provided hours of relaxing water time
but you have top rated private beach stretching for miles
Cleanliness:
We were 4 adults and found the cottage to be spacious clean and very well equipped
but the water is so beautiful and clear that you can see everything and make your distance as needed
was very easy and Liz (the housekeeper) was very friendly
The beaches are beautiful and the water is crystal clear
Host:
She is super detailed and a quick responder to any questions
So that made me nervous about my kids being in the water
The owner was very friendly and responded quickly to all of our planning questions
You must try the lazy river
the caretaker is always available to help if needed
Location:
The house is really well located
The beach is just a few steps away from the house and it is breathtaking
Long Island is the perfect island to get away and Galloway home makes it even better
the "Bombay Sapphire" gin clear water and surrounding beauty of Galloway
The house offers the ultimate privacy but is less than 15 minutes from the Clarence Town marina and a couple of restaurants
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10. Incredible house with stunning views of the ocean

This lovely home sits on a 1-acre (0.4 hectares) private lot. The main house has a spacious living room with eat-in kitchen, two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, and a full bathroom. The attached guest suite has a king -sized bed, a bathroom with a shower, and laundry facilities. Enjoy stunning ocean views from the large sun deck that includes a barbecue grill. You are within walking distance of the Stella Maris Resort and the beach.

Ocean View , quick walk to beach +pool , from $1000 US/wk in high season
Stella Maris, Long Island, BS
8 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is well equipped and the beds are comfortable
The great room is spacious and well lit
We stayed in the house for one week The large and well equipped kitchen (microwave
One evening we saw a large cruise ship passing along the island Comfortable beds
The house is open and airy getting a nice breeze most of the time
Cleanliness:
The house is very well appointed and had everything we needed for our vacation stay
and as the island is only 80 miles long take the drive "up South"
Host:
He was also a good bonefish guide
Ivan the caretaker met us at the airport and was helpful in getting us settled at the property
The owner Cathy Salter was very responsive to all our questions and requests
the homeowners caretaker was very welcoming and responsive to our needs
Kathy the owner was very helpful answering questions via e mail
Location:
The house has everything you need to get away from it
Cathy's house is a perfect retreat for getting away to beautiful Long Island Convenient to all amenities at Stella Maris Resort
The lodge is less than a 5 minute drive from the house and definitely added to our enjoyable stay Last but not least Jeddie
a fully equipped kitchen Leisurely mornings started with a walk to swim at "Erna's Nature Pool" (Atlantic Ocean) plus the pool beachside at Stella Maris
The beaches are plentiful - to be honest I have never been to so many beautiful places to stop and take a swim
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Private beaches and ocean views

Sure, you could do what most of the tourists in Long Island do, and stay in a packed noisy hotel. Or you can enjoy your vacation by staying at one of these private beachfront homes. Most of them are far away from the crowd and amid plenty of peace and quiet. Many of them include their own private beach, so you can sunbathe naked if you like.

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