L'Il Gecko: a Cute, Cozy, Convenient Cottage at an Outstanding Price!
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Great Guana Cay cottage description
Wow - It's New! Now available - back-up generator in case of power outages!
L'il Gecko is an adorable and affordable Bahamian style cottage situated on a hillside overlooking the Sea of Abaco to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The cottage is surrounded by colorful and inviting tropical gardens, attracting many birds to provide endless entertainment!
We are not beachfront but otherwise we Have It All! L'il Gecko Cottage is just 200 steps to miles of beautiful, secluded, white sand beach - perfect for walking, swimming, shelling and snorkeling; yet only an easy stroll to Great Guana Settlement, island restaurants, boat dockage and Dive Guana.
You will want to begin your day with breath-taking sunrises over the Atlantic and the colorful cottages of Dolphin Beach Resort as you enjoy your morning coffee on the new 'Crow's Nest.' Then, after enjoying a full day of Abaco adventures, you will want to return to L'il Gecko in time to experience the incredible sunset views over the Sea of Abaco from the spacious wrap-around deck.
Sit back in the tropical garden with a good book or just watch the hummingbirds and butterflies as they enjoy the colorful flowers. Help yourself to fresh herbs, fruits or vegetables from the garden when available.
L'il Gecko is the perfect affordable Abaco vacation rental cottage for those who seek a quiet, romantic get-away on a Bahamian Out Island or a special place to spend special times with a special person!
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE HIGH CROW'S NEST, L'IL GECKO IS NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!
Keywords: Bahamian Cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Pets Not Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- King size beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- New April 2011 - Back-up Generator in case of Power Outages! King size bed! Screen Porch! Ceiling fans in every room, VHF radio, take-along cooler, beach towells, 2 beach chairs, 900 square feet of wrap-around deck, 'Crow's Nest' with incredible Atlantic and Sea of Abaco views, pleasant tropical garden, Gorgeous outdoor shower, No Smoking Inside Please!...moreless
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Loved it...exactly as described.
Loved it...exactly as described.
We just returned from our stay on Great Guana Cay at L'il Gecko. The description "cute, cozy, convenient cottage at an outstanding price" is spot on. L'il Gecko is comfortably furnished and well stocked. The open floor plan and high ceilings make it seem more spacious. The view from the bed in the master is wonderful. We thought the location was perfect. It's close to the settlement, but yet has a private location. Not oceanfront but still great views. So close to a great beach access and the docks on the Sea of Abaco side. On our exploration of the island we didn't see anywhere we would rather stay, especially at the great price. Our most favorite parts of the cottage though are the lovely and extremely private tropical garden, the equally private and lovely outdoor shower and the very comfortably furnished screened porch. The owners were very helpful prior to our trip. Through email they sent very useful tips and information on the cottage and on Guana Cay. They also answered all our questions quickly and made us feel comfortable and prepared for our trip. The caretaker, Gina, met us at the dock on arrival and showed us the cottage and her husband stopped by to show us how to use the generator. We never needed it though as there was only one power outage and it was short in duration. Gina was also available to answer the couple of questions that arose during our stay. You can call her on the VHF, but we just sent a quick email that was shortly answered. Our ten days on Guana Cay were during the off-season and we very rarely saw another soul on the beach. Some days we saw NO ONE on the beach all day. We felt like we were on our own private island. There was hardly anyone at any of the restaurants either. I imagine it may be different during the season. The beaches at Guana are definitely it's strong point over the other two cays we visited by boat, Man-o-War and Elbow Cay. Those cays are beautiful too though and worth a visit if you rent a boat. Lots of great snorkeling too. Collin at Dive Guana was very helpful. The owner, Troy was on vacation while we were there. Go to Great Guana Cay and rent L'il Gecko. You'll be so happy you did.
- Guest Amie (Indiana)
- Date of stay 10/23/13
- Review Submitted 11/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Owner response: Thank you, Amie! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage and on Great Guana Cay - hope you are able to return some day!
27th Anniversary Vacation
27th Anniversary Vacation
L'il Gecko was a lovely inviting home with everything needed to relax and enjoy yourself...My wife and I stayed for two weeks and it was by far the best vacation we have ever had.Guana is such a peaceful place with gin colored waters on both the Atlantic and Abaco side...The settlement was small and quiet and friendly..during our stay we swam pretty much every day did a lot of cooking right at the house and also ate out at Nippers, Grabbers and Pirates Cove.All the food was great.The prices at the Guana Grocery were higher than in the states but not as high as we had expected...We did all of our shopping right on Guana.If you are looking for a place to just get away from it all and truly find out what " Island Time" is all about just leave all of your high tech devices behind and step into L'il Gecko...It will put you into a state of complete bliss. My wife and I will be booking another stay very soon.
- Guest Wayne D.
- Date of stay 08/10/12
- Review Submitted 08/28/12
Owner response: Thanks Wayne and Cheril - we are so happy you 2 have 'discovered" Guana Cay and we were able to be part of your discovery!
Celebrated 25th Anniversary in Style!
Celebrated 25th Anniversary in Style!
We had a great time at Lil Gecko and Guana Cay. You have a wonderful place. We enjoyed all the pretty vegetation that surrounds your home and all the beautiful wildlife as well: birds, lizards, etc…. But, our favorite was the crow's nest. We spent every morning drinking coffee while enjoying the sites and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean and every evening savoring the stars and the moonlight reflecting off the Sea of Abaco. Most of the week, the electricity was not an issue. It was out mostly during the day. On Monday night, it was out late and we had to try to go to sleep without A/C but it finally turned on around 12:45 am. On Tuesday night, it went out for about 3 hours in the middle of the night. We spent the majority of our time enjoying the island, the wonderful island full-time residence as well as the visitors. Loved the beach, we went to about 4 different beach accesses. One morning we just investigated the island via the golf cart. Got some snorkeling in, great views underwater! We met Jeff Jones from Bakers Bay and the executive chef. We met Kim at Grabbers. We met Jerry and Forrest at Pirates Cove. Loved the fresh bread at the Art Café! Rented a boat from Troy at Dive Guana and took home a wonderful prop as a souvenir! Happy Anniversary Tracie! And we bought a Barefoot Man CD. Ate everywhere: Art Café for breakfast, and dinner at Grabbers, Nippers, Bakers Bay (twice), and Pirates Cove. As for Lil Gecko itself, we found everything that we needed in the house, very clean, nothing needs replacement, awesome pre-visit and in house information. We will be coming back, so you will hear from us again.
- Guest Brian & Tracie (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 07/14/10
- Review Submitted 07/30/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing.
Lil Gecko Dream Getaway!
Lil Gecko Dream Getaway!
Lets face it. It does not get any better than this! Jim & Kathy's cottage is an outstanding value in todays economy, amentities abound, clean, cozy, and perfectly located on a hillside on a delightful laid back cay in the outer islands of the Abaco's. Plenty to do all day if you wish, Nippers, Grabber's, Dive Guana,Art Cafe (Bakery), ferry to another cay for the day, fish, beachcomb or enjoy the labor that Jim and Kathy have put into their property. As a matter of fact, we saw very few people on the beach by the cottage(some days no-one) and we felt it was all ours to enjoy. Sure didn't miss the crowds that you would normally see. You could not find better hosts and it shows in their cottage, lots of pride of ownership. The photo's I reviewed from their website were right on, I had felt like I had been there before because it was exactly, if not better, than we both imagined. Everything was just as it was on their website. Everything! Jim & Kathy have a great attitude and are very helpful in getting you acquainted prior to arrival, that was very much appreciated by us. Also, the caretakers, Pat & Sydney, were very accomodating in picking us up from the ferry right on time, that made us feel comfortable in a place we had never been before. This property and the owners were perfect in every way. Please enjoy this property if you are going to Guana Cay, it is just simply outstanding.
- Guest Jim & Connie (Billings, Montana)
- Date of stay 03/17/09
- Review Submitted 04/06/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
A magical place. Great snorkeling and boat rental at Dive Guana, well equipped grocery, Nippers and sunsets at Grabbers, conversation at Pirate's Cove & Milo--to name only a fraction of it's friendly residents and business owners. The cottage is cozy, quiet, fully equipped w/ all needs, well maintained, comfortable, decorated w/ great care and charm, breath-taking views from the decks -day and night-, views of masts in the harbor from your bed pillow, a tropical paradise...these are all comments we agree with. (We added a few.) Great Guana was a HOME for our family of 4 during our 2 1/2 weeks there. We definitely recommend this cottage as a destination.
- Guest Joann & Steve Zigler (Melrose, WI)
- Date of stay 07/25/09
- Review Submitted 07/25/09
We spent 7 fun filled days on Guana and the L'il Gecko cottage was wonderful. The house feels very private but is only minutes from the village. We spent a lot of time exploring the island and could not find any home we thought would be preferable to L'il Gecko. This is a clean, comfortable and well equipped home.
- Guest David & Cathy Young (Cramerton, NC 28032)
- Date of stay 10/21/08
- Review Submitted 10/21/08
I can't express how much I enjoyed the vacation at Lil Gecko and Guana. I particularly loved the snorkeling and the deck and garden spaces. The island people are terrific. Plenty to do but quiet enough to just relax, too. The cottage was very comfortable, with lots of thoughtful amenties. Truly magical place!!!!
- Guest Susan Zachem (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 05/04/08
- Review Submitted 05/04/08
WE SPENT A WONDERFUL TRANQUIL VACATION IN THIS COZY BEACHHOUSE WATCHING THE SUNRISE FROM THE CROW'S NEST AND THE SUNSET FROM SUNSET BEACH. IT WAS A TROPICAL PARADISE TO RELAX AND ENJOY THE LOCALS AND THEIR CUSTOMS. WE RENTED A BOAT AND WENT SNORKELING ALONG THE BEACHES OF GREAT GUANA CAY. IT IS DEFINATELY A PLACE TO COME AND RELAX.
- Guest GARRY AND WENDIE ALDERMAN (CONWAY, SC)
- Date of stay 08/15/05
- Review Submitted 08/15/05
Couldn't have asked for more in comfort and amenities. Woke up every morning to enjoy the hummingbirds and sugarbirds at the bird feeder and admire the lovely gardens. The island itself is charming and we enjoyed getting to know the locals, secondhomeowners and other tourists on Guana and the surrounding islands. Fishing off L'il Gecko's dock was a pleasure in itself - I even caught some fish worth keeping (yellowtail snapper). The abacos were a pleasure to visit -- and L'il Gecko Cottage was the perfect place to return to after exploring the charming area. We plan to return to both soon. Thanks, you must be so proud of your slice of paradise.
- Guest Brad Jacobs (Medford, NJ)
- Date of stay 07/01/05
- Review Submitted 07/01/05
Just spent a week at this delightful cottage on the beautiful island of Great Guana Cay. The homeowners are incredibly thoughtful and make sure you have all the information and questions answered before you even arrive!! The house is perfectly situated to enjoy both ocean and Sea of Abaco views. You can see the sailboat masts in the bay from the master bedroom without lifting your head from the pillow. The crows nest is wonderful; as is the garden with its lovely herbs, veggies and flowers. Guana is a really laid back kind of place with wonderful people, the most beautiful beaches, great food and fabulous snorkelling. I would highly recommend Lil Gecko if you are looking to rent a home on this island. It is completely equipped with everything you will want or need. I want this house for my own!!!
- Guest Anne and Chip Price (Oreland, PA)
- Date of stay 05/22/05
- Review Submitted 05/22/05
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Oct 3 - Mar 31, 2014
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
50% due at time of booking with final 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. Personal checks accepted as well as credit card via Pay Pal.
- Tax Rate 10%
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Year Purchased: 2003
- Primary: (302) 945-1973
- Secondary: (302) 228-1973 (Delaware, USA)
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Cottage Exterior with new wrap-around deck and CROW'S NEST
Cottage Livingroom Area with 12 foot sliding door and Sea of Abaco view.
Savor the views from your Crow's Nest.
Enjoy a rejuvenating garden shower
Relax and enjoy your VERY private tropical garden
Enjoy the sunset on the Seaof Abaco from L'il Gecko's deck.
Refresh yourself in the azure blue waters
Inviting Pathway to L'il Gecko Cottage
Kitchen and dining area
Relax while watching the sailboats from the cottage deck
Relax on the ground level deck with garden and outdoor shower
Sunrise on the Atlantic Beach
Cottage's easy access to miles of pristine beach
Experience the quaint settlement of Great Guana Cay
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