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Cozy Cottage with Amazing Ocean Views from Every Room.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rainbow Bay cottage description

Once you rent our cozy cottage in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas you'll want to return to this island of natural beauty and warm, friendly people. Tranquil Seas is a comfy smoke-free cottage with Indonesian decor and bamboo matting on walls/ceilings, tiled countertops, Bali wood doors and bamboo trim. A separate laundry room is an added bonus that you don't find in many vacation homes on the island. We have completed lots of upgrades to the cottage that we know you will appreciate.

There is a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet at each end of the house providing privacy if you wish to share the cost with friends as well as an outside shower. A queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room allows the house to accommodate up to 6 persons in the home. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. Flat screen in living room with dvd player and satellite programming. It is perfect for families or as a romantic getaway, Eleuthera is a wonderful place for couples because intimacy is easily obtained; no crowds, no noise. It's the perfect place to do as little or as much as you wish.

It is one of very few properties on the entire island with incredible panoramic views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean side so you can sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun rise and sit on the back porch in the evening with a frosty cold island drink and watch the sun set. Leave the sliding doors open in the bedrooms at night to catch the soft breeze, the sound of the surf, and see the cruise ships lit up in all of their glory cruising the Atlantic. Wake up to views of the sea without lifting your head off of the pillow. Gorgeous wide open water views from every room, you can see both seas at once from some rooms in the house.
Because of the close proximity of the ocean, cross breezes keep the cottage cool plus there are ceiling fans in each room and air conditioning for warm days/nights. Short walks will take you to beautiful picture-postcard secluded beaches, each with it's own unique beauty. No jet skiis, no vendors 'trolling' their wares to disturb you. Two sea kayaks are available for your unlimited use during your stay at no extra cost which is a big bonus since the kayak rental fee on the island is pricey.

The cottage is centrally located to enable you to explore more easily. There are quaint little shops to browse in and even a cinema showing the lastest films. You can rent a surfboard in Gregorytown and will also see a very good variety of sea life while snorkeling. The area south of Current cut is one of the best places for snorkeling/diving ever. It is not unusual to see stingrays, squid, spiney lobster, many parrot fish, angelfish as well as lionfish, turtles and dolphins. Eleuthera has the best beaches in the Bahamas and you may not see another person while enjoying the sand, surf and sun since Eleuthera has an abundance of them.

Car rental is about $420 per week and we can give advice on booking flights (the closest airport is Governor's Harbour). Check out lots more photos of the cottage, beaches and the island - ask us for our link to the website. We know that you'll love this island and our home as much as we do! It's the place to escape from it all to restore your spirit and soothe your soul.

Visit the fish fry in Governor's Harbour on friday nights for good food, drink, and dancing in the street. Fun for all, meet lots of people from the world over. Make memories that will last a life time! We make it better for you because we provide many amenities for an easy transition into island mode. Questions welcome, we love to talk about Eleuthera!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Pets Considered:

                Small pets allowed for an additional rental fee each and additional deposit...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking only allowed outside and all trash must be picked up...moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                At least one person in group has to be 20 yrs of age....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome:

                A great place for families with children of any age. Almost no traffic on roads near cottage, in very quiet area. Pack n play for children up to 35 pounds....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                tv/dvd player...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                tv with dvd player...moreless

              • Sleeper sofa in living room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

              • pack n play provided for children up to 35 pounds

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


              • Satellite / Cable:

                150 channels of Dish Network with Sirius/XM...moreless

              • Music Library:

                very small assortment of music cds...moreless

              • Books:

                Assortment of books, puzzle books, puzzles, games, playing cards, dominoes, etc....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Also an IPOD docking station in living room....moreless

              • Television:

                3 flat screen tvs, one connected to satellite and the other two connected to dvd players...moreless

              • Games:

                Small assortment of games like scrabble, checkers, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Very large selection of movies...moreless

              • Radio
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Games For Kids


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic


              • Cinemas
              • Bay/Sound
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Reefs
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Photography

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Ocean View:

                Wide open panoramic view of Atlantic and almost as panoramic of the Caribbean, second street back from the water on both sides, empty house to the side in back though it doesn't block the view....moreless

              • Beach
              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural:

                house is in an area which is sparsely populated...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Kayaking
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sailing
              • Golf
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Heating:

                        large portable ac units are also heaters...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Cell phone and land line provided. Must buy time on cell for all calls and use Talkitup card for long distance calls on land line....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        Open concept living/dining with pass through into kitchen to provide good ventilation...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Hi speed internet...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Two large portable ac units for living area and kitchen, a window unit in each bedroom...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

                        All bedding, towels, wash cloths, dish towels and cloths as well as beach towels are provided...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        full size washing machine...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        full size clothes dryer...moreless

                      • Parking:

                        Off road parking...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Not to be used by guests...moreless

                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Uses quik cell phone time which can be purchased all over island - no fee for using phone. Enables you to have a phone with you while out and about. Much cheaper than using cell phone from another country....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Now have wifi at the cottage as of Feb 2012...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • Oven:

                            Full size oven as well as portable oven...moreless

                          • Microwave:

                            large toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, crock pot, portable oven for cooking outside when it's too hot to use oven in stove...moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils:

                            Two full sets of pots and pans as well as baking dishes. ...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            two drip coffee makers...moreless

                          • Kitchen:

                            Full kitchen...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            New gas stove...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All dishes provided...moreless

                          • Pantry Items:

                            spice rack provided, most guests leave condiments and/or other items that they haven't used up...moreless

                          • Catering Available:

                            Can arrange for someone to buy groceries and come to cook a meal on a daily, or less frequent, basis at an extra fee....moreless

                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Refrigerator:

                            new full size refrigerator/freezer and brand new gas stove...moreless

                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Toaster


                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Binoculars
                          • Large Cooler
                          • Small Cooler
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Porch Furniture
                          • Beach Umbrellas
                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Baby Weber gas grill on back porch...moreless

                          • Porch / Veranda:

                            Large porch runs full length of house on front and another porch on the back runs half of length of house...moreless

                          • Boat:

                            We will give you information about boat rental...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            Porches on front and back of cottage with close panoramic views. Porches provide views of both seas (deck chairs, hammocks, hammock chairs and rocking chairs); second street back from water on each side....moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            snorkel masks, fins, snorkels...moreless

                          • Kayak / Canoe:

                            two one person kayaks with seats, vests, paddles, anchors etc....moreless

                          • Tennis:

                            Tennis court nearby, 4 rackets provided, bring tennis balls...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            At Cotton Bay Club south of Rock Sound...moreless

                          Payment Type

                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                          • Discover


                          Write a review 4.7
                          from 26 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $900 $2,700
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Cleaning $60
                          • Pet Fee $50
                          • Taxes Included


                          From $900/wk

                          Peak season Nov 1 thru May 31 is $1000/wk

                          Off Peak season June 1 thru Oct 31 is $900/wk

                          Additonal $350 security/damage deposit required at booking and returned immediately following departure.

                          Additional $60 cleaning fee to be left in cottage. ($70 for 5 persons, $80 for 6 persons)

                          $50 more each for 5th and 6th guests.

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                          Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Governor's Harbour
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Island Link
                          0.5 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Queen's Highway
                          0.6 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Rainbow Beach
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Rainbow Inn
                          50 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Cotton Bay Club
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Rainbow Inn

                          Car: Necessary

                          Being almost centrally located on the island is a big bonus, making it easy to explore from north to south. Wide open ocean views, two completely different looking seas, are the best feature of this cozy home. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and on the back porch with a cold cocktail or brew and enjoy the surf of the Atlantic side or the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean side, so different in their beauty.

                          See the ocean without having to lift your head off of the pillow. Rockers and hammock chairs make it a relaxing stay. Do as little or as much as you want. The island, with it's natural beauty and friendly people, is a great place to explore. Every beach is different from the last, every turn in the road brings new unforgettable vistas and fun in the sun.

                          Take out the sea kayaks to explore the water and have even more adventure by exploring on land. Snorkeling on Eleuthera is so much better than you may have experienced elsewhere because there haven't been any crowds to spoil or damage the reefs like in places full of tourists.

                          The cottage will fit all of your needs, from a laundry room to a kitchen with every appliance that you will find in your own home. Two master suites serve well for comfort and convenience. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. We believe in making your stay as easy as possible. We also provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, floats, koozies, coolers, ice blocks, and a picnic pack. Just bring your bathing suits and sandals!

                          The cottage has satellite tv with sirius/XM radio, WIFI internet, cell and land phones for your use, great movie selection, games, playing cards, puzzle books and jigsaw puzzles, plus other amenities that you don't find in other vacation homes.

                          We will provide you with a lot of information about the cottage, the island, other islands you may want to visit, where to get groceries, sites to see, things to do, auto rental suggestions, etc.

                          You'll find sand, sun and fun at our island home on Eleuthera!


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: We are a couple in our early 60's who live in the Northeast USA and who discovered Eleuthera and can't get enough of it.

                          Why the Owner Chose Rainbow Bay:
                          We love this property because of the incredible views of the two totally different seas and it's proximity to the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen.

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                          Speaks: english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

                            Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

                          • front of cottage

                            front of cottage

                          • living room

                            living room

                          • master


                          • one of the baths, other has walk in shower

                            one of the baths, other has walk in shower

                          • we provide beach chairs, beach towels, coolers

                            we provide beach chairs, beach towels, coolers

                          • view from front

                            view from front

                          • 2 sea kayaks

                            2 sea kayaks

                          • cold Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas

                            cold Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas

                          • Preacher's cave

                            Preacher's cave

                          • Rainbow Beach, seclusion at its best

                            Rainbow Beach, seclusion at its best

                          • Newly tiled countertop in kitchen, also tiled both bath counters

                            Newly tiled countertop in kitchen, also tiled both bath counters

                          • enjoying the view

                            enjoying the view

                          • living room and dining area

                            living room and dining area

                          • guest master bedroom

                            guest master bedroom

                          • master


                          • beautiful lighthouse beach

                            beautiful lighthouse beach

                          • beaches


                          • sunset on Eleuthera

                            sunset on Eleuthera

                          • Glass window bridge

                            Glass window bridge

                          • abundant sea life

                            abundant sea life

                          • rockers and deck chairs on the front porch

                            rockers and deck chairs on the front porch

                          • view out back

                            view out back

                          • Newly tiled countertop in kitchen

                            Newly tiled countertop in kitchen

                          $130 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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