Picture this: You’re lounging in the shade of a thatched umbrella, running your toes through soft pink sands as blue-green waters lap at the shore, snacking on cracked conch and spiny lobster, chasing each bite with a swig of rum punch. Maybe you’re resting after swimming with pigs or riding the slides at an epic new waterpark. Maybe you’re fueling up for a night of dancing to rake-and-scrape tunes. This is what a vacation in the Bahamas looks like. To make your Bahamian daydreams a reality, we’ve scouted seven of the most irresistible Airbnb Bahamas rentals across the archipelago, from the capital of Nassau to quiet Eleuthera Island. Take a look, and we dare you not to book.

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1. Golden Chalice cottage on Bird Point Beach

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If the canary-yellow paint job fails to make you smile, those ocean views and teardrop pool sure will. The one-bedroom cottage is perfectly positioned on Eleuthera, right next to Tippy’s Restaurant and Beach Bar, whose chalkboard menus and live music have been known to attract the odd patron that’s as famous as the local haunt. A rental car is recommended for this part of town, especially if you’re looking to track down the island’s iconic pink-sand beaches.

Sleeps: Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $579 per night

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2. Turtle Reef Villa in Nassau

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Bahamian beachscapes, meet Airbnb Luxe. Features like a personal concierge, gourmet kitchen, and premium Bose sound system earned this three-bedroom townhouse its five-star status, which comes with optional add-ons like chef, maid, and nanny services. There are also perks to being part of the Palm Cay Resort, including access to the on-site marina, clubhouse, spa, and tennis courts. Outside the resort gates, golfers can hide away at the Ocean Club Golf Course while the rest of the group enjoys the nearby shops, eateries, and nightlife venues.

Sleeps: Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $795 per night

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3. Oceanfront villa in Rainbow Bay

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Honeymooners, take note. This gorgeous one-bedroom villa on Eleuthera was made for a romantic retreat. There’s a private plunge pool, patio seating for candlelit dinners, and amenities for both restful days on Rainbow Bay Beach or snorkeling adventures out in the sea. You’d be hard-pressed to find even a whiff of a negative review of Villa Soreli, and with an interior as immaculate as the views, we can totally see why.

Sleeps: Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $275 per night

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4. Sandy Shoes home on Russell Island

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Groups who plan beach vacations around the max number of outdoor activities they can jam into a trip will adore this two-bedroom home in small-town Spanish Wells. Kayaks and paddleboards are included in the rental, as is a golf cart to get around the island. When your crew finally needs a rest, take advantage of the complimentary beachfront day beds, then refuel at the Sandbar grill a stone’s throw from the house.

Sleeps: Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $350 per night

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5. Elegant island living in Nassau

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There are a lot of reasons to pick this guest suite in Nassau, but location tops the list. It’s a quick walk to a private beach, a short drive to shops and restaurants, and a tiny hop to the pool of the utterly serene, gorgeously green host property. A cleaning service complete with light laundry is included, and guests can elect to have breakfast on-site for an extra $30 per day.

Sleeps: Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $210 per night

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6. Oceanview bungalow in Gregory Town

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What better way is there to cap a day of snorkeling than cracking open a cold one, firing up a barbecue, and grilling up a seafood feast, Bahamian-style. At this three-bedroom bungalow in Gregory Town, a laidback settlement on Eleuthera, both the snorkel gear and barbecue are provided. With room for six — split between a king bed, queen bed, and two single beds — this is a perfect Airbnb Bahamas rental for families with kids of all ages. Minus the post-snorkeling beers, of course.

Sleeps: Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $350 per night

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7. North Winds villa on Orange Hill Beach

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This palatial villa isn’t even close to the most expensive Airbnb Bahamas rental — see: this private island with a nightly rate that’s roughly equivalent to the downpayment on a quarter-mill house — but it is the priciest property on this list. Split it eight ways, though, and the four-bedroom dream house in Nassau starts to look surprisingly attainable. Bachelors, bachelorettes, friends, family–whatever group you work on cobbling together, be sure to pitch the infinity pool and optional chef service for an easy sell.

Sleeps: Eight guests, four bedrooms
Price: $1,020 per night

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