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Spectacular Ocean Views, Spacious, Stylish, Secluded W/ Kayak

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Simply gorgeous with a huge balcony facing the sea on the other side!

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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Where else will you find a beautifully furnished villa, tropical style, in a spectacular and secluded location, with panoramic ocean views from a private patio, in a wonderful garden of hundreds of palm trees and tropical flowers, close to several beaches- for such a low price?
Lookout Villa is over 1100 sq feet, not including two outdoor patios, one of 500 sq ft overlooking the ocean and another of 200 sq ft for sunset barbecues where you can grill your fresh fish or crawfish.

The villa's interior has high, vaulted wooden ceilings and ceiling fans, is fully air- conditioned and faces the ocean, except for the kitchen and bathroom, which look out onto a wonderful garden full of native vegetation and flowers. Lots of windows,mirrors and sliding glass doors display the ocean’s beauty.

The villa has 2 lovely bedrooms both facing the sea plus an unusually large bathroom. The rest of the house has an open plan feel,with a large, airy, sitting room with television to watch DVDs etc, a dining area, a well stocked kitchen, two halls and a separate utilities room containing a washer-dryer. Expect to feel on a tropical island both inside and out

Lookout is only a 3 minute drive to the famous Rainbow Beach where you can explore the exquisite waters and marine life with my new 2 seater Ocean Malibu kayak or snorkel gear! It is also just as close to other sandy beaches on the eastern, or Atlantic side of the island. It is perfect as a romantic getaway or for a small family vacation.

Plus it is just a couple of minutes’ walk from The Rainbow Inn if you don’t feel like cooking or driving, and the private tennis courts if you feel energetic. The nearest shop is 5 minutes' drive away and now we have an organic vegetable farm about half a mile north from the villa.

Originally I bought Lookout just for myself, not as a rental, so I have furnished it to my taste; expect lovely, new Indonesian bamboo furniture, large mirrors to reflect the water, and Haitian and Caribbean artwork.

I have internet so bring your laptop.However, I have deliberately chosen not to have satellite/cable tv, but I have a huge selection of good DVDs to watch

Lookout is tucked away on a side road and is very quiet and secluded. For example, due to its elevation and setting on the Atlantic, it is cooler and less troubled by mosquitoes and sand flies than properties right on the water or on the 'Caribbean' side. When you come to the island you will understand how important this is!

There is a sizeable tropical garden of half an acre- help yourself to fresh herbs, papayas, bananas, passion fruit and sugar apples in season or sit and read a book. The second lot to the east is left completely wild.

Another reason why I bought this beautiful villa is the location in Eleuthera [see map]- Rainbow Bay is a great location for exploring the whole island north to south, from Harbour Island to Lighthouse Point,100 miles of beaches, beauty and history! It is only 15 minutes from Governor's Harbour airport and 20 minutes from the bustling little capital itself. Much as I love the capital, here starry nights, fireflies hummingbirds and amazing tranquility bring me back to Rainbow Bay to the sanctuary of the villa.

Eleuthera is the vision people have of the Bahamas - beautiful and unspoilt. You can explore to your heart’s content, go bone fishing, snorkeling, surfing- or simply relax, relax, relax.

Full details of the amenities of the property and information about the island is to be found in the folder at Lookout Villa. I would be delighted to help you rent a car which will bring you directly form the airport to the villa, arrange a fishing charter, anything to make your stay as pleasurable as mine are.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 except for children with parents...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Full 1

    ...moreless

  • Large, airy facing tropical garden

Entertainment

  • Television:

    (2) one in sitting room and the other in the master bedroom...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library:

    (2) Over 150 DVDs and even some tapes too!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Nude Beach
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Stunning almost 180 degrees view up to Harbour Island in the north, past Surfers Beach, and down to JCistern Beach in the south...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Plug in the blue cord to your laptop...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wi fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Jun 30, 2015
4 night min stay
$120
summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$110
$770
autumn special for couples
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$98

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The standard charge of $60 for cleaning you give to the caretaker when you are at the villa

There is a small, refundable damage deposit of $100 per booking which is returned soon after you leave.

Tax is 10% of rental

Please note that prices quoted are for couples and we may ask for a small utilities surcharge for more than 2 ,

50% down upon booking and the rest 30 days before arrival


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Last updated: 04/25/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governors Harbour
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Smugglers and Rainbow Beach

Car: Necessary

Wonderful walks along Ocean drive, fishing and snorkelling at local beaches or tennis at the local rainbow courts. Chartering boats for various types of fishing. Exploring 100 miles of Eleuthera including caves, historical houses, nature preserve as well as amazing beaches........ exploring other islands eg Spanish Wells and Harbour Island by local fast ferry, scuba diving ocean holes or the ocean. Shelling. Leby nature Preserve. historical places.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Originally from from England, I have lived in Nassau for 30 years where I used to teach English until January 2014 when I moved full time to Eleuthera. I am loving it and my new job in real estate. Every day i go to the beach to swim, snorkel, do yoga and walk my dogs.

Why the Owner Chose Rainbow Bay:
The house itself and location are stunning. For Nature Lovers, the garden is very large [two lots] and partially cultivated with hibiscus, bougainvillea, banana suckers, papaya trees, herbs and passion fruit whilst the rest is left wild- palmettos, various palms, pigeon plum trees etc.I chose Rainbow Bay as it is fairly close to the capital, Governor's, but far enough away to be very quiet and restorative. There is now an organic vegetable farm close by too! As I am a Brit- Bahamian who has lived in Nassau for 30 years and is experienced in these matters, I selected the location of my property carefully. For example, due to its elevation and setting on the Atlantic, it is not as stiflingly hot or as troubled with sand flies and mosquitoes as many properties on the “Caribbean” [really the Bahama Bank] side of the island, which is important to my comfort as well as yours and a main factor why I bought this property! The breeze is very welcome indeed! Another reason why I bought this beautiful villa is the location in Eleuthera [see map]- Rainbow Bay is a great location for visiting Surfer’s beach 10 minutes to the north, just outside Gregory Town [home to one of my favourite lunch spots the Laughing Lizard Café], the extraordinary Glass Window Bridge, and only 40 minutes drive to Preacher’s cave or the ferry to world famous Harbour Island [a fantastic day out]. Not to mention a good, well stocked supermarket near the Bluff settlement, also 40 minutes’ away!There are dozens of wonderful beaches acessible from Rainbow Bay on Eleuthera and unlimited exploring to do.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The stunning views over the palms and thatch palms in the garden and an enormous sea view from a private patio which changes with the weather.... feeling close to nature...... lulled to sleep by the sound of the sea....A house which is architecturally very unusual and in keeping with the island, furnished with a very tropical feel but all mod cons. Tranquility and beauty.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Simply gorgeous with a huge balcony facing the sea on the other side!

    Simply gorgeous with a huge balcony facing the sea on the other side!

  • Part of Great Room and Hall to Front Entrance

    Part of Great Room and Hall to Front Entrance

  • Hand Painted Furniture in Dining Area near Kitchen Entrance

    Hand Painted Furniture in Dining Area near Kitchen Entrance

  • Main bedroom with silk curtains, cotton sheets and Indonesian artwork

    Main bedroom with silk curtains, cotton sheets and Indonesian artwork

  • Come spend your island vacation at LookOut Villa says sister Claire from England

    Come spend your island vacation at LookOut Villa says sister Claire from England

  • Hundreds of beaches to explore

    Hundreds of beaches to explore

  • Amazing garden full of palms and native vegtation

    Amazing garden full of palms and native vegtation

  • A second patio to grill your fish outside

    A second patio to grill your fish outside

  • Ocean views from huge sliding glass doors

    Ocean views from huge sliding glass doors

  • Part of Great room

    Part of Great room

  • Haitian metalwork outside master bedroom

    Haitian metalwork outside master bedroom

  • View from second bedroom

    View from second bedroom

  • Fully stocked kitchen overlooking your tropical garden

    Fully stocked kitchen overlooking your tropical garden

  • Part of spacious bathroom

    Part of spacious bathroom

  • January at lookout!

    January at lookout!

  • Take a walk in the back garden and pick fruit!

    Take a walk in the back garden and pick fruit!

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