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Solstice: Private Sandy Cove, Eco-Friendly, Modern Design

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Both houses and the cove are yours alone.

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bains Bluff estate description

Solstice is a modern vacation rental on Long Island in the southern Bahamas. Our 10-acre property on the Tropic of Cancer includes two houses nestled in a tropical forest with stunning views overlooking their own private cove with a sandy beach. The two houses are always rented together for one price to ensure your privacy. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of undeveloped wilderness and two miles of wild coastline, Solstice is the ultimate place to get away from it all...

At Solstice, we strive to provide the most socially and environmentally conscious vacation destination available. All of the rent is donated to charities supporting basic human needs and the environment. Solar power and other eco-friendly initiatives make a stay at Solstice healthy both for you and for the planet. It is a true carbon-neutral vacation. Click near the bottom of this page where it says 'Please see owner's website for further details' for more pictures and information.


Your own private cove: Just a minute's walk from your doorstep, down a pleasant tree-lined trail, lies the dream of every tropical vacationer: a private secluded cove with a sandy beach and water that is as clear, calm and warm as a swimming pool.

Some rental houses claim that they have a 'private beach' but this usually means that the property owns a portion of a larger beach which is accessible to the public and visible from other houses. However, the beach at Solstice is completely surrounded by our property and the only land access is from the houses. The cove's seclusion and calm waters made it a favorite hiding place for pirates and smugglers in years past, but today the only footprints you will see in the fine white sand will be your own.


Relaxing at Solstice: Flowers and tree-lined paths surround both houses. Take a stroll through the gardens and help yourself to the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Relax in a hammock or snorkel in the tranquil cove. Large decks on both houses are great places for morning yoga, spotting passing dolphins or watching for the elusive 'green flash' at sunset. At night, the view from the garden is perhaps just as amazing with the sky awash with the Milky Way and countless stars.


Perfect for couples or multiple families: Having two houses makes Solstice extremely flexible. Whether you are coming for a family reunion that makes use of all 10 beds or a romantic getaway, the space never feels overlarge or overcrowded. Though the houses are only a 30 second walk apart, a strip of forest provides privacy between them, great if you are traveling with a second family or staff.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 6700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered
              • Events Allowed
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16

              Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

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              • Bathroom 10: outdoor shower

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              • •Plush organic cotton towels •Push-button shampoo/conditioner/bath gel dispensers in the showers •Liquid hand soap at each sink •All bath products high quality and biodegradable •Hairdryer (one per house)...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • •State-of-the-art projection theater system with a screen 8 feet wide, digital surround sound, and a high definition Blu-Ray DVD player. •Over 200 DVDs. •CD collection and an iPod dock. •Two-person inflatable kayak with a clear bottom •Assorted snorkel masks, fins and snorkels •Air mattresses, pool noodles and other fun and relaxing floatation devices • 'puzzle nook' with a 7-foot high crossword puzzle with 91,000 squares and other games. •Two-person hard-shell sit-on-top kayak •Kayak gear: paddles, life jackets, waterproof storage bag, mesh bag, straps •Gazebo with chairs, hammock, ceiling fan and barbeque •Portable lounge chairs •Beach towels •Beach umbrella and portable shade canopy...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player:

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                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Video Library:

                    More Than 150 DVDs Cataloged with Titles, Actors, Directors, Genre and Run Time....moreless

                  • Television:

                    (3) 8-foot wide projection TV with digital surround sound and Blu-Ray high definition DVD player...moreless

                  Theme

                      • Away From It All

                      Attractions

                      • Nude Beach
                      • Reefs
                      • Restaurants
                      • Churches
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Forests

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Boating
                      • Shelling
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Walking

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Beach View
                      • Beachfront
                      • Beach
                      • Rural

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Fishing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Snorkeling

                      Arrival Day

                          • Flexible

                          catering options

                              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                              Dining

                              • Dining
                              • Dining Area
                              • Seating for 12 people

                              forms of payment

                                  • Accept Credit Card

                                  General

                                  • Telescope
                                  • Thermos Bottle
                                  • Garage
                                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                                  • Telephone:

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                                  • Air Conditioning:

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                                  • Linens Provided:

                                    High Thread-Count Organic Cotton...moreless

                                  • Alarm Clock
                                  • Ceiling Fans
                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Laundry Soap
                                  • Local Maps
                                  • Shampoo
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Broadband Access
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Internet
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Washing Machine:

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                                  • Clothes Dryer
                                  • Sofa Bed
                                  • Parking
                                  • Living Room
                                  • Covered Parking
                                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Optional

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Grill
                                      • Coffee Maker
                                      • Toaster
                                      • Cooking Utensils
                                      • Blender
                                      • Lobster Pot
                                      • Pantry Items
                                      • Stove
                                      • Kitchen:

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                                      • Stove
                                      • Dishes & Utensils

                                      Outside

                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Wood Deck
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway To Water
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Boat With Paddles
                                      • Large Cooler
                                      • Inflatable Boat

                                      Payment Type

                                      • Amex
                                      • Visa
                                      • Mastercard
                                      • Discover
                                       

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                                      Rental basis: Per property
                                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                      Low season
                                      Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $530

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                                      Middle season
                                      Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $600

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                                      High season
                                      Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $700

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                                      Middle season
                                      May 1 - Jun 30, 2015
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $600

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                                      Low season
                                      Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $530

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

                                      Middle season
                                      Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $600

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

                                      High season
                                      Dec 1 - Apr 30, 2016
                                      4 night min stay
                                      $700

                                      Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                      Fees:

                                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $800
                                      • Taxes Included

                                      Notes:

                                      Please note the per-person charge.

                                      Children under 2 years old are free. Children 2 and over are subject to the per-person fee. When using the "Get Instant Quote" button, include them in the Adult count for more accurate pricing.

                                      Ask us about a 10% discount for stays longer than 12 nights.

                                      You can use our rate calculator at SolsticeBahamas.com/rates.html for the most accurate quotes.


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                                      Calendar

                                      Last updated: 08/29/2014
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                                      21 Unavailable
                                      22 Today
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                                      Location

                                      Car: Necessary

                                      The Tropic of Cancer runs right through our 10 acre property!

                                      Other Activities: kayaking

                                       

                                      Owner info

                                      Year Purchased: 2009

                                      Why the Owner Chose Bains Bluff:
                                      It is remarkable to find a property with its own private cove and sandy beach. We looked at houses around the world and this property was truly unique. The houses were also special, designed and built with love by their owners and furnished with original art and furniture. Solstice is perfectly secluded and yet not TOO far from grocery stores, restaurants and other amenities. It's far from Seattle where we live but it's worth the commute!


                                      Contact us

                                      Speaks: english
                                       

                                      Photos

                                      • Both houses and the cove are yours alone.

                                        Both houses and the cove are yours alone.

                                      • Stroll the gardens and pick fresh fruits and vegetables to eat during your stay.

                                        Stroll the gardens and pick fresh fruits and vegetables to eat during your stay.

                                      • At night this room becomes home theater with 100+ movies to choose from.

                                        At night this room becomes home theater with 100+ movies to choose from.

                                      • The gentle rustle of the palm trees will lull you to sleep.

                                        The gentle rustle of the palm trees will lull you to sleep.

                                      • Watch breathtaking sunsets from the living room and decks.

                                        Watch breathtaking sunsets from the living room and decks.

                                      • Enjoy the original modern art wherever you look.

                                        Enjoy the original modern art wherever you look.

                                      • This house is perfectly positioned to capture the Bahamaian breeze.

                                        This house is perfectly positioned to capture the Bahamaian breeze.

                                      • Solstice sits directly on the Tropic of Cancer.

                                        Solstice sits directly on the Tropic of Cancer.

                                      • Gorgeous gardens

                                        Gorgeous gardens

                                      • Snorkel right in front of the houses in your private cove.

                                        Snorkel right in front of the houses in your private cove.

                                      • A garden pathway at Kaleidoscope has lots of hidden treasures.

                                        A garden pathway at Kaleidoscope has lots of hidden treasures.

                                      • Puzzle Room! Have fun filling in the world's largest crossword puzzle!

                                        Puzzle Room! Have fun filling in the world's largest crossword puzzle!

                                      • Snorkel, kayak and swim in the calm, clear cove.

                                        Snorkel, kayak and swim in the calm, clear cove.

                                      • The gourmet kitchen is stocked with spices, appliances and fun cooking gadgets.

                                        The gourmet kitchen is stocked with spices, appliances and fun cooking gadgets.

                                      • Choose your perfect pillow and sleep well in organic, 500-thead-count sheets.

                                        Choose your perfect pillow and sleep well in organic, 500-thead-count sheets.

                                      • Air-conditioned bedroom at Solstice with ocean view and balcony.

                                        Air-conditioned bedroom at Solstice with ocean view and balcony.

                                      • The shaded deck is a great place to relax, socialize or watch the sunset.

                                        The shaded deck is a great place to relax, socialize or watch the sunset.

                                      • Kaleidoscope house is breezy and bright.

                                        Kaleidoscope house is breezy and bright.

                                      • Every bedroom in Kaleidoscope has an ocean view.

                                        Every bedroom in Kaleidoscope has an ocean view.

                                      • Sunset from Solstice.

                                        Sunset from Solstice.

                                      • The cove in front of Solstice is full of life.

                                        The cove in front of Solstice is full of life.

                                      • The kitchen at Kaleidoscope is fully stocked.

                                        The kitchen at Kaleidoscope is fully stocked.

                                      • Bahamian bedroom at Kaleidoscope.

                                        Bahamian bedroom at Kaleidoscope.

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                                      This listing was first published here in 2009.

                                      Date last modified - Thursday, July 31, 2014

                                      $530 - $700 per night (USD)
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                                      6 Bedroom / 8 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 16

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