Castle MacMillan Hughes

Castle Gates Main CastleGarden OverviewView Up the pathwaySunriseThe BayMaster BedroomLiving RoomLiving RoomView from the TerraceTower Shell BedroomSunsetKitchenChildren's Bedroom
“ Excellent ”
2 Reviews
Meridian Hwy, Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 7
Type: Home
Per night: $130
Per week: $1,050
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Tarpum Bay vacation home rental
The Unique Castle in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, was formerly the home of Artist Gordon MacMillan-Hughes and was featured in Fodor's Travel guide. Beautifully renovated and modernised in 2012 it still retains the original stained glass windows and decorative doors with a spiral staircase leading up the tower to the artist's favorite room which has natural walls inset with corals and shells. The Castle has 3 bedrooms (but beds for 7), 2 bathrooms, a lounge and large modern kitchen with laundry facilities. Set on a hill, the Castle overlooks the bay front, the settlement of Tarpum Bay and the sea. It is fully air conditioned throughout and has wireless internet and cable TV.
Area Information
Tarpum Bay is a one of the last fishing villages and has a warm and friendly community. 3 miles of beautiful beachfront span the homely village. The open bay front features a reef with superb snorkeling and fishing opportunities, not only this but a number of underwater features such as a blue hole and hydro-vents make this an exciting dive opportunity for anyone. Located in a bay sheltered by reefs, Tarpum Bay offers great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Each evening greets you with a magnificent sunset and the water surface mirrors this beautifully making a serene and tranquil atmosphere. It has a number of restaurants and take-aways with fresh fish purchasable from the dock daily. There are an abundance of small grocers as well as a local clinic and access to other emergency services. Tarpum Bay is just 10 minutes from Rocksound Airport (which is a 20 minute flight from Nassau) and only a 35 minute drive from Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera. There is also a choice of rental cars and fishing charters available.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2013 Mar 31 2016 $130 $130 - - 1 Week
Jan 01 2013 Mar 31 2016 - - - $3,500 1 Month
Feb 08 2015 Feb 07 2017 - - $1,050 - 1 Week
Deposits: 10% of total booking.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: $130 per night is our couples rate. $160 per night is for 4 people, and $25 per additional person. For longer term rentals we offer discounts!


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Housekeeper
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Softball Pitch, Seaside Fish Restaurants, Conch Salad Bars, Private Fishing and Spear Fishing tours, Churches.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas

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Jennifer L Gouin

Jennifer L Gouin

Lansdowne, Ontario Canada

Wonderful stay in Eleuthera's fantastic Castle

March 26, 2015

The island of Eleuthera is very beautiful and there are so many beaches to explore. It is a natural beauty and is not overrun by tourists. If you are looking for peace, quiet, serenity and to be the only person on a beach, Eleuthera is for you. There are no malls, grocery stores are not like American/Canadian stores and prices are higher. Availability to fresh fruit, vegetables and bread is limited, so stocking up (Tuesdays) is recommended. The island residents are so friendly and helpful. Eleuthera runs on island time, so don't be in a rush, just relax and enjoy the experience. Driving is on the left and roads are in rough shape, but there are many access points to beautiful beaches, so keep your eyes peeled! We loved Alabaster Beach (Caribbean side just south of Governor's Harbour Airport) and Tippy's pink sand beach (Atlantic side). We were so very happy with our stay at the Castle. The Castle is in Tarpum Bay which is the fishing village on the Island. You can walk to Tarpum Beach in five minutes. We felt very safe at the Castle and in Tarpum. In fact we felt safe everywhere we went, and we went everywhere. The Castle was spacious, the kitchen was well equipped (pots, pans, cutlery, dishes) and there is so much space. The living room was comfy and the bedrooms were great. My favourite thing was the roof top deck. It was a great place to drink a coffee and just take in the beautiful turquoise water. Joe was great and very accommodating. Our flights were delayed (stay away from Silver Airways) and he came and found us (we got a little turned around in Tarpum at night). He made sure we got set up and even placed a takeaway order for us. The Castle was clean and a great place to spend our vacation. The experience was different from staying at a resort, which was exactly what I was looking for. We had our own space and weren't tripping over tourists. Would I return to Eleuthera? ABSOLUTELY, and yest I would stay at the Castle again. If you are looking for serenity and calm, you will not be disappointed in your visit to Eleuthera.

Olivier Masnyk

Owner's reply:

Hi Jennifer!

Thanks for the great review!

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Castle and exploring the beaches of Eleuthera. We hope to see you again at some point in the future!

Best Wishes,

Barbara De Vries

Barbara De Vries

Miami FL, USA

romantic and modern

February 17, 2014

I have stayed at the castle twice and both times loved the experience. I have been coming to Eleuthera for many years and enjoyed living in town for a change, being able to walk everywhere and experiencing the local community. The people are friendly and welcoming and I felt very much at home. The castle itself is a romantic place to stay. It is steeped in local history and heritage, and although it looks eccentric on the outside, the inside has been modernized and is very comfortable to live in. The kitchen is large, the bathrooms clean and the bedrooms comfortable. The "garrett" room is a a once in a lifetime experience with views over the Caribbean Sea and the village. I am planning to stay there again this year.

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