Indigo Seas- Panoramic Ocean View, Secluded Cottage
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rainbow Bay cottage description
Indigo Seas is a tropical and secluded two bedroom, two bathroom cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is a guest house on the property with a third bedroom and bathroom available for rent if you need more space. This cottage is approximately 100 feet from the water, and elevated by about 70 feet, providing a spectacular, 180 degree, unobstructed view of the ocean. The peacefulness of this house makes it the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy their relaxing break.
Situated on Ocean Drive in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, there are many beautiful beaches nearby, including Rainbow Bay Beach on the sheltered 'Caribbean' side of the island. Rainbow Bay Beach is one of the best beaches on the island, is sheltered and shallow, offers great snorkeling, and provides shaded picnic tables and benches. Indigo Seas is also within walking distance of the Atlantic side beaches Smuggler's Beach, Hidden Beach, Twin Beach and Come & Go Beach, and chances are good that you will have all of them to yourselves. Ocean Drive is a quiet, scenic road that runs parallel to the ocean for several miles, perfect for walking or jogging.
Indigo Seas has front and back decks to enjoy the fantastic, panoramic views of the ocean from James Point in the South to Harbour Island in the North. You can relax on the deck and watch the cruise ships go by. The island is only a half mile wide at this spot, so you have easy access to both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides.
When you arrive at Indigo Seas...
The front door opens, revealing an airy, open plan kitchen and dining area. Beyond is the living room, connected by french doors to the full width back deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The master bedroom off the living room has full views of the ocean and both bedrooms have cross breezes from ample windows on two sides. The house is furnished with natural wicker that stands on a varnished plank floor. Large overhead fans accentuate the tray ceilings throughout the house. All your living is contained on one floor with three step access for the driveway.
Our central location on Eleuthera provides for convenient sightseeing on this 110 mile long island, and day trips to Lighthouse Beach at the southern tip or Harbour Island and Spanish Wells at the northern tip. Short flights from Miami or Fort Lauderdale in Florida (45 minutes) and Nassau (15 minutes) arrive at Governor's Harbour airport (GHB) 15 minutes to the south, and North Eleuthera airport (ELH) 30 minutes to the north. There is also a ferry available from Nassau. Rental cars or taxis are readily available and our local caretaker can pick you up at either airport, provide you with a rental car, and show you to the house if you wish. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and beverage stores are all within a 5-10 minute drive. The nearby Rainbow Inn has some of the best food on the island, as well as a bar and live music.
Eleuthera is known for it's pristine and deserted pink sand beaches and it's friendly out island charm. Tourists are well received on the island, and there is very little crime, so you can enjoy your stay and explore this historic island without concerns for safety.
Scroll down to the 'Links to more information' area of this page and have a look at a video tour of the house and our view of the ocean. Don't hesitate to phone or email us with questions, as we love to talk about Eleuthera. We would love to provide suggestions on airlines, car rentals, the best beaches and restaurants, and any other information that you need in planning your vacation on Eleuthera.
Keywords: peaceful, atlantic, overlooking ocean, cottage, view
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- We have tap water which is safe to drink, and also provide large bottles of reverse osmosis water and a pump. We provide a hair dryer, snorkel gear, boogie boards, life vest, beach chairs/towels, portable beach shelter, soft sided cooler, ice blocks, frosty mugs, Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book, detailed island road maps, novels, tennis rackets and balls. If you wish, our caretaker can pick you up at the airport with a rental car for $50 a day and show you to the house. We accept personal checks, bank checks, credit cards, wire transfers, and Paypal in US or Cdn dollars....moreless
Selection of books describing the beaches, plants, birds, and sea life of Eleuthera. There is a copy of the Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera to help you find the many wonderful beaches on the island....moreless
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
Provided at no charge, and more minutes can be purchased in most stores. Enables you to have a phone with you while exploring the island. Much less expensive than using your cell phone from home....moreless
Deck / Patio:
(2) Decks on front and back of house with chairs and tables. Deck on the ocean side of the house extends the full width of the house and provides a 180 degree, unobstructed view of the Atlantic....moreless
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Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Water View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
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Great community- has it all
Great community- has it all
Lovely house on a quiet hill overlooking the Atlantic with Caribbean side only a half mile away. Great house, super comfortable with all the ammenities. Good for families with kids or without. House was cool at night and vey comfortable during the day. Nice neighbors but not too close. Ranibow bay beach is perfect for fishing, beach, snorkeling and just relaxing and meeting a few people but its never crowded and you often have it to yourself. Small town of Jame Cistern nearby was charming and we really enjoyed meeting the towns people during their very special Easter celebrations. Great vacation!
- Guest Jill (Takoma Park, MD)
- Date of stay 03/25/13
- Review Submitted 03/31/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to meet some of the local people. The people are the the best thing about Eleuthera.
What a wonderful place to spend a vacation on Eleuthera. Indigo Seas is a spectacular house that is conveniently located to move all about Eleutehra. We were able to get into Governors Harbor and the beaches there, but also up to Surfers Beach, James Point, Hatchet Bay and other fun beaches quickly from the house. As an added bonus the house is just 2 minutes away from Rainbow Inn, one of our favorite restaurants on the island. Additionally, Caribbiean beaches at Rainbow bay were less than 5 minutes from the house as well. You truly have an embarassment of riches of places to conveniently visit from the house. We could not have enjoyed the beautiful views of the Atlantic from the deck overlooking the ocean and loved sleeping at night with the windows open and the sea and breeze lulling us to sleep. The house had everything our group of 4 needed and afforded us a nice measure of privacy as well. Indigo Seas is very well maintained and we truly felt at home there. This was our 5th year in a row on the island and one of our best stays yet. The owner and caretaker could not have done a better job of providing for an excellent experience and we could not be more greatful. I highly recommend Indigo Seas to anyone visiting Eleuthera.
- Guest Franke (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 03/03/13
- Review Submitted 03/13/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
We were blessed to be able to live at Indigo Seas for the entire month of February, 2013. We thought it looked like what we were looking for from the internet listing but everything about the house far exceeded our expectations. The location is super, right on the Atlantic, and when you walk through the front door the views of the ocean are spectacular. The house is decorated simply and tastefully with comfortable and attractive furnishings. Beds are comfortable, the kitchen is outfitted very well with good pots and pans, plenty of dishes and flatware and lots of extras. The owner was very responsive to our questions both before we went and during our stay. If anything, the home looks better in person than on the internet. We had family come visit for part of our stay and they fell in love with it right away, so I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of an Eleuthera stay in a fairly central location. Rainbow Bay beach is literally 5 minutes away by car. One of our party regularly walked there and back with no trouble. We had morning coffee at the Rainbow Bay Inn and met a lot of friendly people and also went back for dinner. Just up the road in Hatchet Bay we got the most delicious stone crab claws from the charming couple who run The Front Porch. Great service and fair prices. I think that is about a 10 minute drive. The house was very clean and welcoming. The exterior is colorful and cheerful.....very Caribbean looking and fun with lots of flowers and plants in bloom and beautiful birds. I'm glad we took a lot of pictures as we don't want to forget this vacation!
- Guest jeksyl (Virginia)
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/01/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks very much for your kind review.
A great place to go on island time.
A great place to go on island time.
The beaches; we went to 4 within walking distance and by far the nicest was Rainbow for snorkeling and perfect for a picnic. Beautiful fish, live sand dollars, porpoises WoW. Snorkeling was fun and the water was clean. The naps on the deck in the sun with the surf breaking on the rocks below while deciding whether to grab another book to read. Great. The residents of villages and towns on Eleuthera were friendly and pleased to suggest caving and views and places to fish with them. We bought our groceries and learned where to find good bakeries and the must do "Governor's Harbour Fish Fry" on Fridays. The owner's were very helpful and made sure we knew this was not a resort area but secluded, peaceful and very much a comfortable place to be when you really need to get away from the city. Even in "winter" there are flowers and green palm and trees. Ahhh!. A rarity in the northern hemipshere in January. The owners had all the basics and more. Very knowledgeble. They even had supplies to get you by first night until you get some groceries in house. We just replaced them before we left. All in all a fab place to take your family. thank you.
- Guest M (Edmonton, Canada)
- Date of stay 01/13/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the kind review.
Perfect for 3 couples or a family
Perfect for 3 couples or a family
We just returned from a 9 day vacation in Eleuthera and stayed at Indigo sea.(Mid Nov.) We were looking for a quite family vacation. Before even booking, we spent some time researching this location. The owners went out of ther way to help us with information and advice for booking vehicles and things to do when we arrived.(There's a valuable welcome booklet with important names and a very detailed information about the island and thingsto do.) Upon arriving, we were definitly surprised at the size of house as the video doesn't do it justice. We had three couples and the set up couldn't have been better as each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom to themselves. The kitchen and living room are an open concept perfect for sharing cooking duties and helping each other for food prep. Since we were family we all cooked together and enjoyed a few beverages during the process. The house is stocked with everything you could want from cooking to washer and dryer (It was like being at home!). Both bathroom towels as well as beach towels are plentiful. This saved us from having to haul our own and pay extra baggage costs. We were even allowed to use their goggles, boogie boards etc. The deck is large and has a beautiful Atlantic view since the house sits up higher off the shore. My wife and I woke early every morning and enjoyed a relaxing coffee on the deck and spotted cruise ships passing daily. The house was stocked with an array of basic necesities as far as groceries and toiletries to get by when you arrive. The policy is "if you use it replenish it before you leave for the next guests". There is internet and a cell phone provided for island use as well satelite tv. If you have any problems or question their care taker is only a call away or you can email the owners directly. A geat central location and I would highly recommend.
- Guest Stasko Family (Ontario Canada)
- Date of stay 11/11/12
- Review Submitted 12/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks very much for the nice review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our home.
"Best Vacation Ever"
"Best Vacation Ever"
My small family just returned from a stay at Indigo Seas, where we went to visit more family who live or were visiting nearby. The house was even nicer than it seems on this website--the bedrooms were large and comfortable, the place was new and super-clean, the view of the sometimes-wild Atlantic was spectacular.... The kitchen was far better equipped than a lot of rental kitchens even in the states--we made a family meal for 9 one night with no problem! The location is really convenient, with 2 beautiful and very different beaches in walking (or maybe 2 minute driving if you have kids) distance, and convenient to Governors Harbour but also far north enough to make it easy to get to Harbour Island. The house has games for kids, really interesting books about a lot of aspects of Eleuthera, and all-in-all was just great. The owner is very helpful and knows a ton about the island--we were visiting locals, but basically did all the things on the long and well-though-out list the owners sent us! When we had to leave, my daughter said to me that our stay was "the best vacation ever." And we've been a lot of very "fancy"places in the Bahamas. But for relaxation and nice people and natural beauty, this place IS the best!
- Guest MLB (New York, NY)
- Date of stay 04/08/12
- Review Submitted 04/16/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks very much for your kind review. We just recently put our home on the rental market and it is good to hear that you enjoyed staying there as much as we do.
The main renter has to be a minimum age of 25. Rates are $175 per night with a four night minimum or $1000 per week. A third bedroom/bathroom is available for $250 per week. The rates includes cleaning fee and hotel tax. Deposit of $300 to hold reservation; refundable until 3 weeks prior to arrival. Balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival. Paypal, credit cards via Paypal and checks accepted.
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Indigo Seas, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, The Bahamas.
Front deck with 180 degree unobstructed view of the Atlantic.
Living and dining area.
Master bedroom with king size bed and ocean views.
Second bedroom with double bed.
Third bedroom available in Guest House.
Nearby Rainbow Bay Beach located on the 'Caribbean' side.
Indigo Seas rental house viewed from Twin Beach Road.
Wave sets rolling in off the deck at Indigo Seas.
We provide the boogie boards.
Twin Beach is a 4 minute walk north of Indigo Seas.
Go for a walk along Twin Beach Road right beside Indigo Seas.
Welcome to Indigo Seas!
Living area with French doors leading to front deck.
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar.
Master bathroom, walk-in shower is to the right.
Second full bathroom with bath tub and shower.
Guest House bathroom with walk-in shower.
Twin Beach Road and the Atlantic shore in front of Indigo Seas.
Front deck view towards James Point to the south.
One of Eleuthera's many beautiful pink sand Atlantic side beaches.
Rainbow Bay Beach is perfect for learning to snorkel, we provide snorkel gear.
Smuggler's Beach is a 2 minute walk south of Indigo Seas.
Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, on the flight into Governor's Harbour airport
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