Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
North Palmetto Point cottage description
Stay on the only Bahamas strand picked as an 'Ultimate Walk-Forever Beach' in the Feb. '08 Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. Poponi Beach Cottage is on the historic two-acre Poponi property, where gently rolling grounds -- filled with coconut palms, bougainvillea, hibiscus and jasmine -- slope to the sparkling turquoise Atlantic. No steep stairs or rocky entrance at this pink-sand beach. Read or nap in the waterside hammock, lounges or shady cabana. Snorkel above the coral heads right off the beach. Or shed your shoes and meander for miles at low tide.
Lodging is a spacious 2nd floor efficiency above a garage. It has an open floor plan, with sleeping, dining and sitting areas, nicely outfitted kitchen and full bath. Queen-sized bed with designer linens. Flat-screen TV with broadband cable. Internet access. Air conditioning plus a ceiling fan. Large deck with lounges, table and gas grill. 2nd enclosed shower outdoors.
Ideal getaway spot: If you want to spend your vacation gambling in casinos, shopping at outlet malls or jet-skiing, Eleuthera is not the island for you. But if you enjoy reading, napping on a beachside lounge underneath a whispering Casuarina tree, walking miles on a pink-sand beach (often without seeing another soul), this is paradise. The island is safe, the Bahamian people are friendly and the island's beaches are unsurpassed. Poponi's beach was only one of two in the Bahamas -- and one of only 20 in the Caribbean -- picked as an 'ultimate' beach in the February 2008 cover story of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. It was one of five in the Caribbean named as an 'ultimate walk-forever beach.' Come see for yourself! The grounds and water views are so lovely that Poponi is often used as the site for wedding photos.
For more information: You can see even more photos and read more about Poponi Beach Cottage by going to its website, linked at the bottom of this page.
- 440 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- We will happily arrange for you to rent a car from one of the local Bahamian businessmen. He will have your car ready for you at the Governor's Harbor airport, or meet you and drive you to the cottage, letting you shop on your way. Having lived on the island for 11 years, we also can offer advice on flights, what to pack, where to dine and even where to stay if you choose not to stay with us. We want you to have the perfect vacation....moreless
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
Property on one of the most beautiful Atlantic beaches on Eleuthera. Rated one of the top walking beaches by an international magazine.Walk through yard to beach. No stairs, ladders or ropes!...moreless
Beautiful beach, great for swimming, snorkeling or long walks, especially at low tide. Spots of pink sand. Easily accessible from our sloping yard. No steps. Beachside cabana offers shade and privacy....moreless
- Near The Ocean:
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Bottled Water
- Iron & Board
- Basic Soaps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Toilet Paper
- Local Maps
Owners provide bed linens, blankets, comforters,bath towels and mats, beach towels, throw pillows, pads for loungers, tea towels, tablcloths and napkins. Extra pillows and blankets available....moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Living Room:
- Broadband Access
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
Coffee filters, tea, Splenda, spices, paper towels, tissues, garbage can liners, dishwashing liquid, wash cloths, tea towels, bug spray, some suntan lotion (although suggest you bring your own). ...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
Full kitchen, with stove, full-sized refrigerator, disposal, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster. Owner provides bottled water for drinking, although city water is fine for other uses....moreless
- Small Cooler
- Deck / Patio
- Beach Chairs
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Porch / Veranda:
Cottage has two large sliding doors opening onto concrete deck, with gas grill, two lounge chairs with pads, and small dining table and 2 chairs. Porch gets morning sun. Perfect spot for breakfast....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
ReviewsWrite a review
A slice of heaven! Can't wait to return!
A slice of heaven! Can't wait to return!
Poponi was the perfect place for rest and relaxation: a beautiful setting, cozy, secure, well-maintained and zero stress. The cottage is just as pictured, very charming. I loved the open studio space coupled with the breeze coming off the Atlantic. The deck is great for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails, with lots of privacy thanks to a beautiful banyan tree separating the cottage and main house. The kitchen is well-stocked to prepare meals. The bathroom has a window, tiled shower, fresh linens/rugs, plentiful hot water and excellent lighting. The bed linens were also top quality. Washer/dryer access enables one to pack light…a huge plus! Plenty of quality beach towels are available, too. Lying in bed, you can hear the breeze and the waves in the background, which is great white noise for sleepy time. In the morning, you can watch the sun come up through the trees as you look out the windows towards the right. There are some thoughtful extras, too. For example, the backup generator came on a few times when the power went out (once when the sun was shining outside). Wifi and cable TV allowed me to catch up on email and news. The cottage has a filtered water dispenser, great to refill bottles for the beach. There is an outdoor shower under the stairs, convenient to rinse off after a beach day. During my 18-day visit I got into a nice routine of coffee and lounging about in the morning, then heading to the beach usually around 1-2 hours before low tide. Coming "home" to this beautifully landscaped property was such a treat and never got old. What a setting! Finally, Dave and Kay are the most kind and gracious hosts I have ever met. In advance of my trip, Dave was super responsive, from flight suggestions to helping secure a rental car. He shared tons of info that helped me to settle in quickly and seamlessly. He also kindly stocked the cottage with some basics so that I could sleep in my first day. Dave and Kay were always available if I needed something but otherwise let me be. I like my privacy so this was the perfect way to experience a solo vacation without feeling entirely isolated. I could share 10 more examples of their kindness, but suffice it to say that I had a fantastic experience and hope to be back!
- Guest Melissa B (New York City)
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 11/17/13
Just a quick note that my wife and I stayed at Poponi Beach Cottage (near North Palmetto Point, on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera) recently, and loved it. The accommodations were just what the website showed and described, as were the amenities, and the owners were so gracious and helpful, with lots of useful info provided. The beach was gorgeous, and the property we stayed on was very peaceful and beautiful to walk around on. The owners gave us all the privacy we needed, and the location was relatively close to many locations we wanted to visit while on the island (restaurants, Gov's Harbour, Leon Levy Preserve, etc). Great spot, has a lot of value to it, we highly recommend it and we would def stay there again. Thanks so much to the owners: Kay and Dave! The Canadian couple
- Guest Grant B.
- Date of stay 05/22/13
- Review Submitted 05/31/13
Convenient and Comfortable
Convenient and Comfortable
My wife and I met Dave in 2005 during our first trip to Eleuthera. After two weeks on the island, we visited his house to say goodbye as were heading home. He said he was going to build a cottage and we should contact him if we came back. So we did. We arranged in advance for a car at GHB airport, a Chevy Tracker 'jeep'. We think a car like this is a must for getting around on the island. We stopped for groceries and beer then drove to Poponi. Dave heard us drive up, greeted us and got us situated. We didn't see him again for a few days. We were feeling a little guilty, like we were ignoring him, but he was just staying out of the way, giving us privacy, attending to his own activities. He was right there, though, when I knocked on his door. He knew we had been to the island before and already knew a lot of the places to go. We did spend one night catching up at Tippy's. We spent several days revisiting favorite beaches and exploring a few new ones. The old navy base, Club Med, Rock Sound Club and Cotton Bay Club properties are fun to explore if you're into imagining what they might have been like in their heyday. I mentioned to Dave that this trip we found ourselves, while out on excursions saying, let's go back to 'our' beach. There are many great beaches on Eleuthera and we wanted to see them again, but Poponi Beach is one of them too, and it has a hammock, lounges, refrigerator, beer, etc. Poponi Beach itself is a great beach. We did see some people who came for the day but if you see 4 other people on a mile of pink sand beach, is that crowded? The cottage was very comfortable. There is plenty of room, the kitchen is well equipped, cable TV (we never used), and high speed Internet. I admit I did bring the iPad and the Internet really is fast (fiber to the house). I did not read work email, though; you have to draw a line. The patio is situated to the East, so it is shaded in the afternoon -- a great place to sit out and watch the ocean. One of my favorite places in the afternoon was the cabana. A nice shady place down by the water with a steady breeze to take a break from the sun and read a book or listen to the iPod. The cottage is not on the water but it is only a short walk (a couple hundred feet). As I look at the photos in the listing I see that they are accurate and I miss the place. We're glad we reconnected with Dave and stayed at the cottage. We'd do it again. Rich and Barb Seattle, WA
- Guest Richard H.
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Upon arrival to Eleuthera airport, our host Dave picked us up and took us on a tour of the town pointing out the highlights, but also taking us grocery shopping and to the liquor store so we were fully stocked for our 4 days. The cottage was bright and inviting, very clean and had all the amenities you needed for your stay. On the beach it was very hot when the sun shone done but we had our breezy days as well. During our days there, we probably saw about 6 or 7 people on the beach - if you want privacy, this is it! The water is also completely clear and sandy, absolutely perfect for swimming. If the sun is too hot on the beach, there is a cabana with shade - a great spot to share a bottle of wine at night and have a gorgeous view of the stars and moon. Highlights of our time in Eleuthera: * The glass bridge - it is a great spot to pull over and see where the two oceans meet *Harbour island - I think this is an absolute must! Drive to the north point of Eleuthera and take a water taxi across. Be sure to rent a golf cart to explore the island. The beaches are absolutely pristine and it is so much fun driving around on the golf cart!!! *Tippy's - everyone says that you must go here. I thought how great could it actually be? It must have been one of the BEST meals I have had in my life! The drinks are strong, the menu is delicious and they take credit cards (which is rare on the island)!!! This was our splurge on the last night and was well worth it. *Spending time at Poponi beach - my boyfriend and I mapped out different beaches to go to. Aside from Harbour island, none of the other beaches we went to compared to Poponi - don't waste your time trying to find other beaches when the best one is right at your doorstep. I have to be honest that we were hesitant to chose Poponi since there were few recent reviews and didn't know what to expect. What we found far exceeded any of my expectations and I can assure you that no one cares more about you having a good time than your hosts Dave and Kay! Their hospitality and generosity was very genuine and they ensured you you had everything you needed. I would say that this is the perfect spot for couples who want to relax and get away from the busy city, it is very laid back. Dave and Kay - thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven! We hope to return in the near future. Many thanks, Meghan & Ryan Toronto, Canada
- Guest Meghan S.
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Home away from home in the middle of paradise!
Home away from home in the middle of paradise!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Poponi for 4 nights in March 2013. It is a truly wonderful place-- the grounds are beautifully landscaped, with native plants and green grass that leads right up to one of the best beaches on the island. It's secluded with plenty of privacy, so you really feel like you are away from it all. Dave and Kay are the best hosts-- always very helpful and accommodating. Dave even helped me find a flight from Nassau to Eleuthera when I thought we were stuck! The property is conveniently located within a half hour drive of Governor's Habor airport, and a 10-15 minute drive from some of the best restaurants on the island (Tippy's and The Beach house)-- which is very useful because good food is pretty hard to come by in Eleuthera. The cottage itself is very clean and comfortable-- fully equipped kitchen, sitting and dining area, cable television and wifi, porch with lounge chairs and grill. It's adorably decorated and, even though it's one room, I found it to be spacious, open, and airy. They even have plenty of snorkling equipment for you to borrow and a cooler to bring some cold drinks to the beach. I highly recommend Poponi to anyone interested in visiting Eleuthera!
- Guest Sara P.
- Date of stay 03/20/13
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
What more could you want?
What more could you want?
My husband and I stayed at Poponi cottage in April 2010. We spent 8 days there and it was picture-perfect! The cottage is well equipped, with all the dishes, pots, pans, towels, and beach stuff we could ever need. Poponi beach is magnficent - with gorgeous pink sand and a wonderful breeze. It was great for snorkeling, swimming, walking, or just laying around on the beach chairs conveniently located seaside. Dave was a charming, informative and gracious host. He gave us good tips of fishing sites, restaurants and things to do. The funny thing was, we hardly ever saw him, but he was always there if we needed him. North palmetto point is very central, and we had many 1/2 day trips to various spots on the island. Dave has provided a wonderful collection of tips/maps, and we highly recommend the Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book - as we would never have found some incredible spots without the book. The people of Eleuthera were very friendly, and we will recommend this wonderful island (and Poponi cottage) to anyone looking for a relaxing and memorable vacation.
- Guest Canadian beachcombers (Edmonton, Alberta,Canada)
- Date of stay 04/03/10
- Review Submitted 04/20/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
a beautifull experience
a beautifull experience
The rural, incontaminated island was wanderfull, the people friendly and helpfull. The beaches and the sea absolutly incomparable. Good for adventure couple, end for romantic too!! The home was perfect for a couple, clean, well-maintained, we had all we needed!! we've found much more than we could expected!! The owner was very hospitable, very kind, helpfull, he makes us feel as at home. We will recommend the property to our friends Rent a car and go visite all the beautifull places from the North to the South of the island, stop to a nice restaurant on the beach and sunbathe.... go walking on the beach and shelling ... ohhhh what a wonderfull time!!!
- Guest saramike (Parma, Italy)
- Date of stay 03/18/10
- Review Submitted 04/01/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.
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We have not raised our rates since the cottage was built and opened in January 2007. We try to keep it simple, with one, reasonable rate. We do not charge more during holidays or "high season," and likewise do not lower rates in the summer, because of the high cost of air-conditioning. We do not charge cleaning fees or damage deposit. We will work with you on longer-term rentals.
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- Nearest Airport: Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas at 10 Miles
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: We're retired U.S. journalists who fell in love with Eleuthera after visiting Provo, Grand Turk, Dominica, Grenada, Belize, Tortola , Cat Island and Andros. We vacationed here only once before knowing this was where we wanted to retire. We bought 2.5 acres of Atlantic beachfront property and renovated the main house over 7 years. We built the guest cottage in 2007. We now divide our time between Eleuthera and Charleston, S.C., but Eleuthera warms our souls. We value our guests' privacy while being available for advice or help.
Why the Owner Chose North Palmetto Point:
Poponi is an historic property, on one of Eleuthera's most beautiful beaches, with easy access to the turquoise Atlantic -- no cliffs,steps or ladders. The beach provides sun and valuable shade, with no rocky entry. The quiet, lushly landscaped property is centrally located, near airports, groceries and restaurants. Only one house visible for a half-mile, and most often you'll have the beach to yourselves.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Poponi, and its guest cottage, sit on one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, with miles-long stretches of white and pink sand and few beachgoers. On July 4th, we were in the ocean and could not see another human, in any direction. Compare that to July 4th on most U.S. beaches! The property is quiet and secluded, while providing cable TV and free wi-fi.
- Primary: 242 332-0085 Bahamas
- Secondary: 843 388-5797 U.S.
Rock your cares away
Spacious interior is complemented by large deck
Dining for two with breezes and views
Grill your dinner and dine on your outdoor deck overlooking the Atlantic
Poponi Beach rated one of Caribbean's finest
A stunning sunrise, one reason to get up early!
Gorgeous sunrise over Poponi Beach
GoogleEarth view shows seclusion and ideal oceanfront location of Poponi
Rock your cares away beside the ocean
Landscaped grounds outside your cottage, with ocean in background
Sailboat in the distance
One of owner's many desert rose (adenium) plants.
Poponi Beach Cottage completed in early 2007
Queen bed is outfitted with designer linens
Nicely equipped kitchen
Spacious interior includes fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV and free wi-fi
New beachside cabana a perfect for reading, napping or having an evening drink
Situated on the Atlantic, our beach provides wonderful sunrises for early risers
Narrow Eleuthera from the air. The island is 2 miles wide, at its widest!
The gently rolling grounds of Poponi lead to the turquoise Atlantic
Poponi, from the Swahili word for paradise
No, not golf course, just a view of Poponi's grounds leading to the Atlantic.
Varying shades of blue and turquoise waters of the Atlantic
One of the owner's hibiscus flowers
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