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Waterfront Cottage with Pool, Starfish #1 Pick- Lonely Planet

Gregory Town, Bahamas
  • Cottage400 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Starfish Cottage, Bahamas ~ A/C, Stairs of stone to water, dock, kayaks, deck and beautiful Tropical Pool. Charming round waterfront cottage.

No need for rental car here! Nice paved road. You will find all you need within one block with easy access to the village at the bottom of the hill..

'Top Choice Award' from Lonely Planet Travel Guide and featured twice in the N.Y. Times as a charming and affordable destination. The cottages are owned & operated by a local Bahamian family. The Edge of the World Properties are world renowned for their beautifully done island style cottages and warm hospitality. Visitors from every corner of the planet have found this a perfect destination over the past 55 years.

The Starfish is a 16' x 16' round cottage and is located directly on a Caribbean Cove within the confines of a large private estate. The property includes Stone Stairs to the water below with a sundeck, thatched umbrella and a private dock below for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or fishing. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical vegetation and huge old coconut palm trees. Bananas, papaya, guava, pomegranate, lemon, lime and other fruits growing right outside the door along with little herb gardens for your cooking pleasure.

Each of our 3 cottages has its own kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all utensils.

Stone grill for cooking out is located next to the cottage. The Starfish has a driftwood bed, flat screen cable TV, free wifi internet direct to cottage as well as on property, free kayaks at our private dock & free local & L.D. calls to U.S. and Canada from the office. Fully enclosed outside shower with hot/cold water on private patio under the coconut trees. Each cottage has private bathroom facilities. Beach Chairs and Cooler Bag provided.

Groceries just down the street, along with surf boards at Surfer Pete's, fresh fish, vegetables, souvenir shops, Surfer's Beach, Gaulding Cay Beach, Holiday Beach, Long Bight Cove and other nearby beaches, post office and more.

Car rentals available nearby with delivery to airport or cottage for no extra fee..

Airports: 20 minutes from North Eleuthera Airports, 30 minutes from Governor's Harbour Airport with daily flights from USA.

Gregory Town is located between Harbour Island and Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera with many activities for all. Beaches everywhere, Queen's Baths, Glass Window Bridge, Current Banks for fly fishing, Kayaking from our private dock, caving, cliff diving, surfing, shelling, snorkeling, spearfishing, bonefishing, deep water access and light tackle fishing everywhere.

Local Bahamian Fishing Guides/Tour Guides/Captains available in village.

Keywords: Waterfront, Stairs to Water, Cheap, Affordable, Surfer's Beach, Cottage, Caribbean, Bahamas, tropical, Charming, Lonely Planet Award Winner, N.Y. Times featured property


Johnson Family

Member Since 2009
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About Johnson Family

Owners of Edge of the World Properties, including the world renowned Starfish Cottage, Seahorse Cottage & Tamarind Tree Cottage. Bahamian Family owned and operated for decades ! Join the thousands of guests who have visited us from around the world. Featured on the front page of the travel section of the N.Y. Times twice. We are listed as the #1 choice by Lonely Planet in their new 2011 handbook. Known for our charming cottages and idyllic waterfront location in the beautiful Bahamas. Kimy and Terry The Owners

Why Johnson Family chose Gregory Town

We enjoy sharing our lifestyle and property here in paradise. Come to Eleuthera-Bahamas, you will have a wonderful adventure.

What makes this Cottage unique

Enjoy the personal attention your Bahamian hosts will provide during your stay.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
        • Queen size Beds (1) Driftwood bed


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Village
                Village one block away
              • Waterfront
                Waterfront on Gregory Town Cove, Caribbean calm side


                  • Adventure
                  • Budget
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Air Conditioning
                            A/C in all cottages
                          • Free Long Distance
                            Free Long Distance calls for all guests to U.S. & Canada
                          • Internet
                            free Wifi to all cottages and on property
                          • Linens Provided
                            Kitchen Towels, Sheets, Blankets, place mats, rugs.
                          • Parking
                            On site parking
                          • Telephone
                            Free local calls and Long Distance calls to U.S. and Canada.
                          • Towels Provided
                            Beach Towels, Kitchen Towels, Bathroom Towels and Bath Towels provided
                          • Wireless Internet
                            Free, Wi-Fi internet service in cottage, bar and around property
                          • Wood Fireplace
                            Chiminea fireplace located by Tiki Bar for marshmallow roasts.
                          • Free Wifi


                              • Catering Available
                                Local Bahamanian cuisine or specific meals provided upon request. Bahamian breads, desserts, fruits and vegetables available on the premises as season permit.
                              • Coffee Maker
                                Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Everything you need right down to the coffee pot and filters
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                All dishes & utensils provided
                              • Kitchen
                                Gas stove with oven, sink, refrigerator with separate freezer, microwave, toaster, blender, stainless steel pots and pans, all dishes and utensils.
                              • Microwave
                                new medium sized microwave
                              • Oven
                                Gas Oven
                              • Refrigerator
                                full size refrigerator with separate freezer.
                              • Stove
                                Gas oven and range
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 2 people


                                      • Books
                                        Lending Library in cottage
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        cable wifi for streaming movies
                                      • Toys
                                        BEACH CHAIRS PROVIDED ..... COOLER BAGS PROVIDED


                                          • Boat
                                            Boat Rentals available locally, please ask for assistance, happy to provide good contacts
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Stone patio with chairs and hammock located under guinep, banana and coconut trees
                                          • Gazebo
                                            Thatched roof outdoor Tiki Bar with wifi signal for your computer. Power for blender or Blackberry, Overlooks water and coconut trees.
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            Free kayaks at our private dock
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Beautiful Lawn, Garden and Tropical vegetation
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Stone Grill behind cottage
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            BEACH CHAIRS AND COOLER BAGS PROVIDED, snorkel and fishing gear available for rent nearby.


                                              • not suitable for children
                                              • smoking allowed
                                                Smoking permitted outside cottage, bar, property

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Communal Pool
                                                    Beautiful little Tropical Pool


                                                      • churches
                                                      • festivals
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • paddle boating
                                                          • beachcombing
                                                          • boating
                                                          • eco tourism
                                                          • horseback riding
                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • photography
                                                          • shelling
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • laundromat

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • sailing
                                                                  • basketball court
                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • fly fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • rock climbing
                                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling
                                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                                  • spelunking
                                                                  • surf fishing
                                                                  • surfing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Free dbl. kayak for all guests. Guide services available thru licensed Bahamian Capt. for boat trips, fishing trips, kayak tours, snorkeling or diving trips.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

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

                                                                        75 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Great people who have a personal touch.

                                                                        kim m.

                                                                        A very nice clean cottage. Kimy and Terry strive to make you feel welcome. I loved the personal touches, fresh flowers on the counters and toilet paper rolls. The grounds are absolutely stunning. Kimy was worried about my daughter's fair skin and made sure to point out several bottles of sunscreen that had been left behind by other patrons. I wish we could have stayed longer, but hope to return one day. Thank you for your hospitality Kim

                                                                        Excellent relaxing property that is well maintained by delightful host that we now call friends.

                                                                        William W.Loveland

                                                                        Our 8 days passed in an all too short a blink of the eye. This north central property is easily accessible from either North Eleuthera airport (20 mins) or Govenors Harbor (40 mins). We concentrated our visit on Govenors Harbour and points north. More to see and do than we had time for sadly. Many experiences we would have loved to repeat. It will not be possible for you to run out of beaches to visit and places to snorkel.

                                                                        The property itself is simply lovely. Views and vistas abound. The bay overlook is fascinating with abundant sea creatures coming and going about their business. Typical wind conditions were reversed for the first 4 days of our stay and the usually calm bay (and Caribbean side) was rolling. No problem, the Atlantic side beaches were calm and the snorkeling excellent. The island is narrow so pick the side and sea view that fits your interest. When the wind abated we hopped in the provided kayaks and paddled and snorkeled on lake flat gin clear water. Fish, sea fans, and healthy coral growths everywhere.

                                                                        The house we stayed in was just great. Fully equipped with everything and more than we needed. The Hammock on the deck and a crystal clear pool only made great even greater.

                                                                        Lastly, all the above would have been meaningless if the owner/ host (Kim and Terry) were difficult.

                                                                        Happily that is NOT the case. These folks are just delightful and radiate hospitality. Very responsive to pre stay communication and always an on point recommendation for what sights would best be enjoyed. We lacked nothing! Added bonus.... all the other guest we met were great too. Lots of information freely shared and unused groceries passed around.

                                                                        If your low key and chill this is your spot! You may think your coming for the beaches but you will leave loving the people!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for coming to stay with us!

                                                                        You were so funny and such a pleasure to have here. The weather was beautiful and your adventures were magnificent.

                                                                        We appreciated you coming to Terry's art exhibit at the Levy Preserve while you were visiting. It meant so much to us both.

                                                                        Welcome to the Island Family! You have been adopted. Come home soon.

                                                                        Love & Sunshine from the Bahamas!!!

                                                                        Kimy, Terry & Morocco

                                                                        A beautiful, private, cozy cottage with everything you need to be comfortable for a week.

                                                                        Chris B.

                                                                        The owners are very hospitable and make you feel at home right away. The landscaping makes you feel like you are in your own private tropical garden at every turn. Great view of the water, with easy access to all it has to offer, as well as a lovely pool. A short 5 minute walk to town gives access to the basics you need to be comfortable for food, refreshments, and sundries, where the locals are very friendly and helpful. Be aware that Starfish does not have an attached bathroom. However, a private bathroom and outdoor hot shower are only a few feet away and very nice. The kitchen is nicely furnished to do most any kind of cooking, as well as your own private outdoor charcoal grilling area. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this property to those seeking to get away form a busy resort area and enjoy a peaceful, homey, tropical vacation.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for coming to stay with us.

                                                                        We hope your pancreatitis issues are resolved quickly. Nothing worse than feeling bad on vacation.

                                                                        Get better soon!

                                                                        Terry, Kimy & morocco


                                                                        What a wonderful piece of property. My cottage was perfect for me. And you could not ask for nicer owners (Kemy and Terry) of the property. From the time I was picked up at the airport by Wallace until I left...I felt at home. I will be back next year.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        What a joy it was to have you here on our property. You were a wonderful guest.

                                                                        Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage. We are so happy to hear you were so comfortable.

                                                                        We can't wait for your return.

                                                                        Your Island Family!

                                                                        Kimy, Terry & Morocco

                                                                        Oooh! Summer camp for adults in February! An island atop an island......

                                                                        Wende C.Corning, NY

                                                                        We loved celebrating a significant birthday on Eleuthera while staying at the island atop an island. Kimy and Terry have built a charming cluster of cottages overlooking the Gregory town cove. Zoysia grass invites barefoot roaming, a dipping pool and lounge chairs invite sunning, and hammocks invite reading and napping outdoors. Cottages are stunning in their simplicity and vibrant colors abound. So nice to have hosts who feel like family and their artistic expressions are everywhere. We have 3 of our favorite paintings from Terry's studio hanging on our Bahamian blue bedroom wallsl Still savoring the flavor! Wende and Dixon

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your "Island Birthday Getaway".

                                                                        What wonderful people VRBO/Homeaway have brought into our lives.

                                                                        We sincerely appreciate the love you have expressed for our property. It makes all of our hard work worthwhile to read your kind words.

                                                                        We loved having you and want you to know you are welcome here with us forever.

                                                                        Love & Sunshine from your Island Family!

                                                                        Kimy, Terry and Morocco

                                                                        Better than any resort complex, felt like home (How home feels on a tropical island!). Perfection.

                                                                        Karin K.

                                                                        Not sure I have the right words to describe how it felt to stay here, wonderful doesn't do it justice. Loved the authenticity of Gregory town, Loved the welcome we received from Kimy and Terry. The property is beautiful, a little garden paradise on the water. It's the type of place that you continue to carry around with you long after you've returned home...the feeling of having been there and the calm happiness that was felt all week, surfaces here and there as I'm going about my day and that's how I know it was good. When my perspective is colored just a little different from having been somewhere, those are the best places to visit. They stay with you.

                                                                        If you need American convienences you should not stay here in Gregory town, you should probably just stay home or go to Florida or something. The cottage will have all you need, unless you need a bathroom attached...if so, the other 2 on site have attached baths. If you need character, personality, beauty and something real, stay here. Save up now for your car rental, it averages $70 a day, unless you can work out a small deal with Wallace Sands, I found his rates better than anyone's and when you message him it's normal to get delayed responses back. If you feel uncertain if he will be there to get you, don't worry that's normal, he'll be there. If you don't rent a car you will regret it, mark my words, I'm a thrifty traveler always thinking I can get by without something, realized quickly that something to go without is not a car. Get one. Also, next time I'll be mostly packing dry good foods because food is going to cost you more than your airfare if you don't do it right! If you are reading this review it means you don't need the fancy branded stuff, so just book it before someone else does. Sure you can stay at that house on the beach, beaches are real nice here (there's like 135 of them so even if you stay on a beach your still going to travel around) but you won't have the full experience at that beach house. You won't make your own Jen and Larry friends (miss you!) Or learn about Kimys garden or have drinks made from coconut by Terry or the happy good mornings from both of them, always smiling and there if you need them. So, even though I tried, words only diminish how perfect a place this is. I feel 100% certain to my core if you get here and you are not content, there is something wrong with you and you should seek help immediately because this is a beautiful happy place. LOVE.

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your getaway to the Bahamas. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation. We almost cried ...... you wrote such lovely lovely things in your review. It was our pleasure to help you and provide everything you needed while here. Please come again anytime! You are always welcome here with us.

                                                                        Sunshine & Love from your Island Family,

                                                                        Kimy, Terry & Morocco


                                                                        Gregory Town, Bahamas

                                                                        Local Bahamian Fishing Guides available for bonefishing, light tackle fishing, kayaking tours, spear fishing, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, exploring. Just let us know and we will have them come direct to your cottage to discuss your needs. They can pick you up at our dock or another designated area.

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