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Luxurious Vacation Home on the Beach

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Oceanfront 5 Bdrm Vacation Rental Freetown, Bahamas

Just a short 30 minute drive from the bustling centre of Freeport, with its fine dining, golf courses, casinos, shops, exciting night life and international airport with many flights to cities worldwide.

Whether you are looking for a comfortable home base for your adventure-filled vacation, a romantic location for your wedding or or simply a relaxing worry free holiday in the sun, 'Tranquil Breezes' will become your favorite place on earth.

This home is located just a quick 4 minute drive from the Lucayan National park. Great swimming area, sandy beach and shallow, calm waters. Colourful local restaurants, or 30 minute drive to Freeport & Lucaya for casinos, night life and markets (including the famous 'straw market').

The property, with its sweeping lawns, broad low-tide beaches and separate bedroom suites is ideal for a destination wedding and has been host to several. Marva at Chic Bahamas Weddings has been instrumental in creating an incredibly beautiful and memorable day for the lucky couples who have been married at Tranquil Breezes.

We suggest you try Sunwing for flights. They fly direct from many cities. We will even occasionally fly in on Friday and enjoy a night in Freeport at the Grand Lucayan Hotel if we can't get a Saturday flight.

Enjoy the, 'out island experience' in this spectacular 5 bedroom (each with its own en suite bathroom with large tile/glass shower), 6 bathroom home, set on a large, tastefully landscaped lot, directly on the ocean in a very private and coveted area of Grand Bahama Island.

The decor and architecture of this property will replenish your soul with its pleasing mixture of modern luxury and island simplicity.

More Details

Owner
Lesley/Alison
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Lesley/Alison

Hello, my wife and I have travelled with our children to various islands in the Caribbean, but we felt most at home on Grand Bahama Island. I have a contracting company in Ontario Canada and had been searching for the right property on which to build our vacation home.

Lesley/Alison purchased this house in 2003

Why Lesley/Alison chose East Grand Bahama

The Goodfellow family has vacationed on Grand Bahama for more than 15 years and enjoyed the area and local people so much that we built a home on Pelican Point in the late 1990's.

The demands of the construction industry in Canada kept the Goodfellow family in the North a great deal of time and we decided to try share our vacation home by renting it out when not in residence. This proved successful and when we decided to build a larger home, we looked for the best beach we could find on the island of Grand Bahama.

We located a large lot on Golden Beach and in 2003 completed work on this current home near Freetown.

What makes this house unique

From the spacious luxury of the interior to the whisper of the ocean out in front, this feels like our little slice of heaven on earth.

It's a great place for a family get-together or a small wedding and we can recommend photographers, etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Our stay was, as before, perfectly wonderful. The accommodations are so well-planned for a group, and the weather, and even the airlines, all cooperated beautifully.

Stepping in the front door, even after several stays, is always a delightful surprise---every bit as good as you remember.

The new porch furniture is perfect. It is our hope to be able to return next year."
Mar 2010
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Amenities

East Grand Bahama House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , walk-in shower
    Bathroom 6 - powder room - toilet
    Outside - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double vanity, large soaker tub
  • Outdoor shower to wash sand off from the beach!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 3 pc .ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3 pc. ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3 pc. ensuite
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Singles can be made into a King, has 3 pc. ensuite
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite w/large soaker, glass shower
  • All bedrooms have their own ensuite, complete with marble walk-in shower & vanity with granite counter.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Included
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Free long distance phone calls - anywhere in US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland. (Calls outside of these areas will be charged at international rates.)

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Vacation Home on the Beach
average rating of 4.840909 based on 45 reviews
5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! My family and I had the absolute best time. From the beautiful, private beach to the spacious house we couldn't have imagined the property any better. From the moment we booked the house the owners made everything so easy to ensure we had a great stay.

If you are looking for a relaxing trip with friends and family, this is definitely where you should stay!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a great time with your family and friends. We really love our bit of paradise too. We hope that you can come and stay again.
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Mechanicsville Va
5

Simply SPECTACULAR!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently returned from taking our family on a week long vacation here and what an experience it was. We weren't sure what to expect having never vacationed here before but the Goodfellow's were very great to deal with. From the initial contact we had to the end, I cant think of one detail which was left out. The directions from airport to the house were excellent considering we had never been to the island before, facing the challenge of driving on the wrong side (left) of the road and it was roughly 35 mins away.

Patricia met us at the home and gave us a very thorough rundown of things and even mentioned the Conch Cracking Festival they had going on in Mcleans Town that Monday. That was very interesting to take in!! My family and I felt like we definitely got a piece of Bahamian culture there which we will never forget. I would also highly recommend a kayak tour through Lucayan National Park and Paradise Cover. The snorkeling we did there is some of the best I have ever done!! Although the home is a good distance away the activities in Freeport , no one really minded just hanging on the beach all day and taking in the million dollar views and having the beach to ourselves....we only saw 2 people all week, Bob and his dog Cookie. It was definitely a week my family and I will never forget!!

The only thing I will reiterate from the reviews I read prior to going is take bug spray. They are really bad at night.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! We are so glad you got the full Grand Bahama experience and truly enjoyed your time. Thank you so much for taking the time to write us! Yes, tropical locales do have sand flies, mostly just at dawn or dusk, so we have screened in two porches so you can still enjoy the outdoors at those times. We also leave bug spray for our guests in the closet, for those who are sensitive. That's great that you were able to go to McLean's Town! It is one of our favourites and we really enjoy a private buffet supplied by one of the locals there. Sounds like you had a really great time. We'd love to have you come back again; and take advantage of our special repeat guest discount.
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5

Everything you could want and more!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most amazing places we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Please couples... it was just 2 of us and it was perfect.

Highly recommend and everyone associated with the rental were amazing.

Many thanks

K & S

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in a beautiful area. Quit and secluded perfect for families or adults.

  • 5 of 5

The overall experience was excellent. The only reason for the four and not five stars was the forest fire that drove us to leave the beech by the house and explore elsewhere. The east end of the island offered even a better beech experience than the house. The house is well and tastefully built very spacious and we felt very comfortable with 8 adults and one child.

If you go bring your own snorkeling gear.

We really enjoyed our trip both due to the house and warmth of her people.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing escape on Grand Bahama island

  • 5 of 5

This house is just amazing! The furnishings are top notch, the beach is basically private, and the cat is such a love. Just returned from a week away at the Goodfellow house. Off the beaten path (the "roundabouts" are a killer for those of us used to driving on the right side) is a gem of a house. My family and I had the best time. The airport was easy, weather was perfect (locals said rain, ha for 5 minutes maybe!), the sand doesn't get hot, there's a breeze most days and the water was so warm. We did have storms out at sea that kicked up the sand and reduced visibility most days but we did see fish by the rocks. We also saw several stingray and a very large barracuda. Didn't make it to the reef. You can definitely see it from the house but it would be a looooong swim. Evenings and early mornings were tough with the bugs. The deep woods off didn't seem to scare them off. Island bugs must be immune. We spent mornings hanging out with Garfield the cat (who ate like a king while we were there) and evenings hanging out with each other. Wifi was spotty which drove the teens nuts but that's island life mon! For dinners out we highly recommend Pier 1 East (they feed the sharks starting at 7) at the port and Flying Fish in the Lucayan Marketplace area. Also, recommend Les for reef fishing (his wife works at Brad's rental car at the airport. pick his card up there). We took home so many fish the cat ate well and we gave away what we froze. Most people we met were very friendly, happy to provide directions or just general info on island life. Rent this place. You will love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great tips and information for our guests. As in many tropical places, the sand flies (No-see-ums), are worse at dusk and dawn. We hope that you were able to enjoy these times, watching the sunset, or having a family meal at the large picnic table, in the 2 screened in porch areas. We found that the modem for the internet is what cause the problem, and it has been replaced.
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5

Picture perfect beach and gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house and the beach was stunningly gorgeous, just like something out of a tourism brochure. Kids had fun playing in the sand and collecting shells, while adults enjoyed the lanai and the lounge chairs on the beach. We saw one other person on the beach and two boats in the space of the week we were there. The privacy and quiet were lovely!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad you had a great time! We love it there as well and return frequently to maintain and add upgrades to the property such as permanent beach lounge chairs and the screened outdoor dining room.
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Map

Pier One Restaurant
"So cool to watch the sharks swimming below. Call for feeding times for the best views."
Lucayan National Park
UNEXSO
Pinetree Stables
"Fun!"
Ocean Motion Water Sports
"We rented the Standing Paddle Boards and Sea Kayaks. So Fun!"
Sabor
"Our most recent visitors loved this place."
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bishops
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Grand Bahama Port Authority, Freeport
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Grand Bahama Hwy
Nearest Beach
Immediately in front of home
Car: necessary

Sunsets-Exceptional! Sunrises-Exceptional! Views-Exceptional!

Just a short 30 minute drive from the bustling centre of Freeport, with its fine dining, golf courses, casinos, shops, exciting night life and International airport with many flights to cities worldwide.

From Freetown you can drive further east and discover many other charming settlements and even more powdery sandy beaches, where you can enjoy a quiet picnic or go beachcombing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.