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Cozy Cottage with Amazing Ocean Views from Every Room. Hear and See the Waves.

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Last updated: 01/22/2015
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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 (smoking allowed outside) with Indonesian decor and bamboo matting on walls/ceilings, tiled countertops, Bali wood doors and bamboo trim. A full 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 north to south 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). You can fly direct from Ft. Lauderdale with Silver airlines or from Miami with American Eagle.
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!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

              • 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

              • Non Smoking Only:

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

              • Pets Considered:

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

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • 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

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player:

                Large selection of movies and tv shows ...moreless

              • Games:

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

              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                very small assortment of music cds...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Stereo:

                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

              • Video Library:

                Very large selection of movies...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              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 with turquoise....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 & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer:

                full size clothes dryer...moreless

              • Free Local Calls
              • Garage:

                Not to be used by guests...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Mini split ac units are also heaters...moreless

              • Internet:

                Hi speed wireless internet...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

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

              • Living Room:

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

              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • 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

              • Parking:

                Off road parking...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                parking in driveway...moreless

              • Sofa Bed
              • 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

              • Towels Provided:

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

              • Washing Machine:

                full size washing machine...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed DSL internet...moreless

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • 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

              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                drip coffee maker...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All dishes provided...moreless

              • Freezer:

                In refrigerator...moreless

              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Full kitchen...moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • 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

              • Oven:

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

              • Pantry Items:

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

              • Refrigerator:

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

              • Stove:

                gas stove...moreless

              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Beach Umbrellas
              • Binoculars
              • 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

              • Golf:

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

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Large Cooler
              • 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

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda:

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

              • Porch Furniture
              • Small Cooler
              • Tennis:

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

              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Water Sports Gear:

                snorkel masks, fins, snorkels...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      March 2015 to May 2015
                      Mar 7 - May 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $142
                      $1,000 $3,100
                      June 2015 to October 2015
                      Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $130
                      $900 $2,700

                      Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

                      November 2015 to December 2015
                      Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $142
                      $1,000 $3,100
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

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

                      Notes:

                      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: 01/22/2015
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                      Location

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

                      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 stocked 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 clothes and personal items!

                      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. We discovered the natural beauty of Eleuthera and its people and fell in love with a piece of paradise. Nothing better than sitting in the front porch rockers reading while listening to the waves roll in and to see the gorgeous streaks of turquoise in the deep blue water. The view from the back porch is of the much calmer brilliant turquoise water, so different from the front.

                      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.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

                        Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

                      • living room and dining area

                        living room and dining area

                      • master with shower/tub full bath

                        master with shower/tub full bath

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • view from back porch

                        view from back porch

                      • Newly tiled countertop in kitchen

                        Newly tiled countertop in kitchen

                      • front porch is full length of house with rockers and deck chairs/tables

                        front porch is full length of house with rockers and deck chairs/tables

                      • smuggler's beach nearby

                        smuggler's beach nearby

                      • enjoying the view

                        enjoying the view

                      • living room

                        living room

                      • master with walk-in shower

                        master with walk-in shower

                      • beautiful lighthouse beach

                        beautiful lighthouse beach

                      • sunset on Eleuthera

                        sunset on Eleuthera

                      • Glass window bridge

                        Glass window bridge

                      • abundant sea life

                        abundant sea life

                      • Rainbow Beach nearby, seclusion at its best

                        Rainbow Beach nearby, seclusion at its best

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

                        Newly tiled countertop in kitchen, also tiled both bath counters

                      • Back porch with deck chairs

                        Back porch with deck chairs

                      • view from back porch

                        view from back porch

                      • Hidden beach nearby

                        Hidden beach nearby

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                      Date last modified - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

                      $130 - $142 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                      • Sleeps
                        6
                      • Bedrooms
                        2
                      • Bathrooms
                        2
                      • Property type
                        Cottage
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                      Owner
                      Member since: 2004
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within an hour
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 01/22/2015
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