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Cozy Cottage with Amazing Ocean Views from Every Room.

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Last updated: 08/16/2014
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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 will 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 jet skiis, no speed boats or people trying to sell you things on the beach. 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. 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 you will see a very good variety of sea life while snorkeling. The area immediately 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 a quick, easy transition into island mode for you by providing many amenities. Questions welcome, we love to talk about Eleuthera!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • 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

              • 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

              • Stereo:

                An IPOD docking station in living room....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                Large selection of movies and tv shows ...moreless

              • Books:

                Assortment of adults and childrens books, puzzle books, puzzles, games, playing cards, dominoes, etc....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
              • Books For Adults
              • Games For Kids


              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All


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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean:

                Gorgeous amazing views of Atlantic ocean from every room in the house. Water on both sides is very different looking, one side shallow and turquoise colored, the other cobalt blue and deep....moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Wide open panoramic view of Atlantic and almost as panoramic of the Caribbean, second street back from the water on both sides....moreless

              • 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
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Snorkeling
              • Spelunking
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      • Parking:

                        Off road parking...moreless

                      • Washing Machine:

                        full size washing machine...moreless

                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        full size clothes dryer...moreless

                      • Garage:

                        Not to be used by guests...moreless

                      • Living Room:

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

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        parking in driveway...moreless

                      • Mobile Phone:

                        Cell phone time 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:

                        High speed DSL internet...moreless

                      • Internet:

                        Hi speed wireless internet...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Large number of towels provided for baths, beach towels also provided...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Must buy time on cell for outgoing calls and use Talkitup card for long distance calls on land line. All calls on the island are free on land line and all incoming calls on cell are free....moreless

                      • Air Conditioning:

                        Mini split ac units in living/dining and kitchen/laundry areas, a window unit in each bedroom...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Mini split ac units are also heaters...moreless

                      • Linens Provided:

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

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included


                          • 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

                          • Pantry Items:

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

                          • Kitchen:

                            Full kitchen...moreless

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

                            All dishes provided...moreless

                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils:

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

                          • 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

                          • Refrigerator:

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

                          • Freezer:

                            In refrigerator...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            gas stove...moreless

                          • Coffee Maker:

                            drip coffee maker...moreless


                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            mature coconut palms, Christmas palms, and other types of palms, landscaped yard with shrubs, lilies, sea grape bushes (good to eat), flowers....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill:

                            Baby Weber gas grill on back porch...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

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

                          • Water Sports Gear:

                            snorkel masks, fins, snorkels...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

                          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, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $900 $2,700
                          fall/new year
                          Nov 30 - Jan 1, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,000 $3,100
                          Mar 7 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $100 $3,100
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


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


                          From $900/wk to $1000/wk

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

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

                          Additonal $300 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)

                          $10 more each night for 5th and 6th guests.

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                          Last updated: 08/16/2014
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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. An auto is a must to take you to get around. 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, books for adults and children, 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. We want others to share in the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the island.

                          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. It is a great place to unwind and slow down the pace from the hectic life styles that most working people endure in every day life. Sit back, relax and let the ocean views calm you.

                          Contact us

                          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

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                          This listing was first published here in 2004.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, August 16, 2014

                          $130 - $142 per night (USD)

                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 08/16/14
                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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