Experience Real Eleuthera: Live in a Native Settlement on the Sea.(8 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
I restored the bones of a cottage built in 1828 in the quiet and picturesque village of Tarpum Bay.It is an escape from a busy life in Northern Michigan. The Culmer House is just perfect for what I wanted: it's in a quiet fishing village with friendly neighbors and a beautiful view of the ocean. The cottage is just steps from the beach, up on a little hill where we catch the cool breezes and escape the sand flies. Grocery and small local restaurants are very close.
The cottage is perfect for people who'd like to relax and read, paint, fish, swim, snorkel the beautiful reefs, and explore uncrowded beaches. Eleuthera Island has more beautiful public beaches than you will ever manage to visit in one stay! . Spend your Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays celebrating the Bahamian way in Eleuthera! Or enjoy a peaceful, safe vacation any time.
Keywords: House eleuthera bahamas seaside cottage
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Member since: 2009
- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2: one on each floor
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
Cooled by sea breezes and ceiling fans. Also has two moveable floor fans. Large bedroom is air conditioned.However ground floor walls are 18" thick and shaded by upper deck, so it is always pleasant....moreless
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
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- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
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- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Housekeeper Optional
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May 1 - Oct 31, 2021
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning pay to housekee $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit $100
- Taxes Not included
i can arrange a car rental for you. A cleaning fee of $75 is paid to the caretaker when you return the key. If you rent for one month or more, you are expected to hire my cleaner every two weeks.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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We provide maps and suggestions for restaurants, sports and car rentals.
Like to read and play games? We have plenty of both for guests to enjoy.
The world's best bone fishing is outside our door. Bring your own equipment. Take a day trip north to visit the island communities of Spanish Wells or Harbor Island. Surfers will love the waves at Surfer's Beach, north of James Cistern. Drive south and visit the unique Island School or beautiful Bannerman Lighthouse Beach.
There is a marvelous organic produce farm which also sells delicious breads (bread is available Tu/Fri only) about 10 mi north of Tarpum Bay. The whole island has much to offer and Tarpum Bay is well located to experience it all!
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am a retired educator, and have traveled the world. I selected Eleuthera as my winter home. I enjoy being part of a local Bahamian community, and contributing to this island and its friendly people whenever and however I can.
Why the Owner Chose Tarpum Bay, Bahamas:
I live in Northern Michigan--beautiful in summer, but cold and snowy in the winter. I wanted a place to escape to...one that is warm, and safe, with friendly people, beautiful scenery, sunshine, and clear water. Eleuthera is an amazing island--110 miles long and an average of 2 miles wide with beautiful uncrowded public beaches everywhere. I enjoyed restoring this old ruin in the middle of a settlement. Tarpum Bay is quiet-- and not 'touristy. It is well located for travel to all parts of the island.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Culmer Cottage is perfect for people who want to live an easy life. The cottage has little upkeep, and has decks for sunshine and cool ocean breezes. The ocean view is spectacular and because it is not directly on the beach, there are NO sand fleas! The beach and public fishing dock are a half-block away, and the little grocery and take-away restaurants are just out the back door. My Bahamian neighbors are friendly, helpful, and welcoming to visitors. Churches are close by, and there are readily available rental cars and mopeds. Tarpum Bay is just 6 miles from the airport and the slightly larger community of Rock Sound, and the island capital, bustling Governors Harbour, is 20 miles to the north.
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A view from the dock into the settlement
pink bedroom with queen bed
blue bedroom with double bed
one of two bathrooms
sculpture on cottage wall by artist McMillan Hughes
view from Culmer Cottage
try deep sea fishing
sample conch salad or conch fritters at the conch stop
twlight in Tarpum Bay
another of the island's many beautiful and deserted beaches.
kitchen and dining table
large pink bedroom with queen bed
view from double bed room
view from upstairs balcony
tarpum bay beach
Tarpum Bay fish dock
pick out your own lobster for dinner
take home a conch shell
one of Eleuthera's beautiful pink sand beaches
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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