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Cove House Ocean Front, sleeps 10 AVAILABLE for Christmas and New Years BOOK IT!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Cove House, 3 Bedroom and 1 bedroom efficiency (combined can sleep up to 10)

Eleuthera Island, the name means Freedom ... Discovered in 1688 by a band of shipwrecked adventurers, they named the 100 mile sliver of land after the Greek word for freedom.

Today you can experience that freedom on your own Island adventure at Cove House Bahamas. Cove House, located on the picturesque Pittman's Cove of Gregory Town is an authentically renovated colonial Bahamian home with great stone pillars sparkling white against the back drop of Sea and Sun. Cove House offers fully equipped vacation accommodations. Guests may choose from either the three bedroom main suite complete with classic Caribbean balcony overlooking the sea, or the Ocean front Captain’s Quarters one bedroom efficiency.

Each unit is complimented by a private ocean front Garden Patio complete with lounge chairs and a BBQ grill.

Cove House features a unique Island decor. Clean and comfortable Island living. If you have never slept on an Island you will never be quite the same. Cove House is located close to everything the Island offers. Long lovely secluded beaches for shelling or just relaxing, unique Island made shopping, grocery stores, surfing beaches, and you can take advantage of the natives harvest from the sea by purchasing their catch right on the wharf. Lobster dinner anyone?

RECENT TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK:

The most beautiful holiday we spent. Adventure pure plus this lovely home.

Thanks a lot.

Donie

Germany

25 hour flight to get here and worth it! Eleuthera bears it’s name well given the feeling we had here…… Thanks for your kindness during our stay, the Wahoo was delicious, the surf fantastic, and everyone so friendly and relaxed.

Hen & Ed

Hong Kong

Eleuthera, a paradise on Earth!

Maxence

France

Sickest trip ever! Loved the caves and the blue water and the waves. Hope to be back soon.

John

Naples

Fun people, good waves, great weather, how could it get any better. My trip to Eleuthera was one of the greatest trips ever.

Hunter

Ft. Lauderdale

We had a great time in Eleuthera! Your cottage is amazing and everyone in Town is so friendly! The surf was fun, the caves were creepy, and the Pirates Revenge really does make everything taste better! We hope to make it back one day.

Curt and Bruce

Miami

What a place and what people! Had such a good time here in Eleuthera and hope to come back for sure. Harry is the perfect host and knows the Island really well.

Ed

Cornwell, UK

I’ve heard hundreds of stories about all the characters down here, how amazing the water is, the conch fritters, etc. and it turned out better! The Wilson’s made our trip wonderful. There were so many firsts for me. Hope this isn’t the last time…… don’t want to leave. Loved every minute!

Lindsey

Encinitas, Ca.

I have to say this place is amazing…… the stress free way of life is awesome.

10 days was NOT ENOUGH

Rob & Liz

Lewes, De.

Keywords: Beach House, Classic Bahamian Home, Surf House, Fishing Cabin, Adventure Headquarters

More Details

Owner
HARRY WILSON, Realtor 360 Property Solutions
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About HARRY WILSON, Realtor 360 Property Solutions

My wife, Donna and I along with our two adult children spend as much time in Gregory Town as possible. We enjoy surfing, diving and fishing. Every day is an adventure. But most of all we love the healthy laid back Island life. The Bahamian people make each trip special. They are truly some of the most friendly people in the world. They make the Bahamian experience an unforgettable treasure. I think you will agree. Harry Wilson

HARRY WILSON, Realtor 360 Property Solutions purchased this house in 1973

Why HARRY WILSON, Realtor 360 Property Solutions chose Eleuthera

Cove House has been my family's adventure headquarters ever since my Father purchased this home in 1973. Originally a tomato cannery then one of the Islands only dry goods store then destroyed by Hurricane Betsy in the 1960's. My Father and Mother found this gem on their second vacation to Eleuthera. They always joked about finding a fixer upper. But when they took one look at this classic example of turn of the century Bahamian architecture laying in ruin beside this picturesque cove it's quiet waters shimmering they knew this was the place they had always been looking for. Thus began my family's project that has lasted more than three decades.

What makes this house unique

There is plenty of Bahamian culture to experience here. Choosing a vacation accommodation within the Settlement guarantees a unique Island experience. Get to know the Native People and their way of life. If you are a family traveling with children staying at Cove House will be a valuable experience for the kids that they will carry with them for a lifetime.

Amenities

Gregory Town House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , New outdoor shower built Feb. 2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 1/2 MILES FROM SURFERS BEACH, 1 MILE FROM HOLIDAY BEACH, EXCELLENT SNORKELING AND DIVING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE. For your convenience a two person kayak and Stand Up Paddle boards are available to our guests at no charge. Our new Cabo 31 is available for off-shore fishing charter.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

We LOVED staying at Cove House

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (my husband, two teen aged children, and me) stayed for a week in early April and had an absolutely wonderful vacation. I love the location of this rental because it's directly on a safe cove that is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

The bay-side location provides a lot of entertainment as you sit and watch from the balcony - fisherman, people from town coming for a swim, occasionally giant fish swimming by, etc. The rental house also sits near some great places to eat (we loved Unca Gene's!), get groceries, bakery goods, beer/liquor, and nearly everything else you need.

The kitchen was very usable and provided everything you need to make food during your stay. Local cookbooks available in the kitchen helped me figure out how to fix the fresh grouper we bought from fisherman on the dock across from the house. The hosts were AWESOME. They were available to give advice and answer questions but left us alone to explore and relax.

A stay at this amazing place is not for everyone. If you are super picky about how updated a rental is, this is not for you. If you have trouble with the unexpected or can't roll with flow, this is not for you. However, if you can successfully turn on "island time" and love the amazing experience of staying in a local town with real people (NOT a resort!), always looking out on a beautiful turquoise cove, then this is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0
Minneapolis, MN
5

A perfect place to call "home" for 10 days!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Cove House for 10 amazing days in late March 2015. Donna and her daughter Amanda were wonderful hosts. We stayed in the lovely Captain's Quarters apartment. It was clean, had plenty of space for the two of us, was adequately stocked with all we needed for cooking, etc. and had the absolute BEST views of the water. We awoke each morning to the sounds of waves lapping and distant wandering roosters. We had breakfast and dinner on the front balcony overlooking the cove each day. It was an absolutely perfect place to stay and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Donna, Amanda, & Harry!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 0
Painesville, OH-USA
5

Eleuthra is a little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Captain's Quarter's apartment at the Cove House in Gregory Town, Eleuthra for a little over two weeks. The apartment was set up perfectly for me. I had my own beautiful patio to drink coffee in the mornings, and start my day. I had a complete kitchen for cooking my meals, was able to sleep with the windows open and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean. You cannot ask for a better experience that what I had here. This house is in the center of Gregory Town and you will be a part of all the activities going on down there. Across the street is the old school which is now being used as a temporary library where I would go and talk to children while they were doing their homework, you could walk to the island gift shop, grocery store(s), liquor store, fresh bakeries, all within 10 minutes. No better place to set up your life for the time you are there. The Bahamians that live there are so very warm and welcoming. I got fresh fish right off the dock from the local fisherman in front of the house for dinner. They will help you find whatever you are looking for and you can become a part of their close family while you are there. This is not the place for someone looking to be waited on hand and foot. If you want luxury or tourist type activities you can take a short trip to Harbor Island and experience this type of vacation. I recommend this location and the Cove House for anyone looking to relax, unwind, recharge and leave rejuvenated. The only problem I had staying at the Cove House in Gregory Town was I did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 0
Joppa MD USA
5

I Left My Heart in Eleuthera, Gregory Town

  • 5 of 5

This was my first visit to Eleuthera, or the Bahamas for that matter and we couldn't have picked a better location. Acurately described as the place to unplug recharge, that is exactly what we did. The community of Gregory Town was so welcoming and and the entire atmosphere was one of Peace. We sang at Elvina's, we dined at the Rainbow Inn, but my best memories were spent with the family (6 altogether) preparing meals and laughing around the dinner table. We ate fresh fish and lobster pulled from the water that day, and dessert was Ms. Frances' pies. Food for the body, but more importantly food for the soul. I have to go back, I left my heart there!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0
Emerald Isle, N.C.
4

We Took a Chance...and are changed forever!

  • 4 of 5

My brother-in-law via a charity event in the U.S. won a week at the Cove House. He promptly called his other brother & his wife and my wife & I and off we went Dec. 2-9, 2012. Between the six of us we had been on many vacations, cruises, and glamorous gatherings...this would not be such an occasion. Before you start thinking, "Oh my God, what kind of place is the Cove House", read on...The Cove House is the hub of daily life in the tiny Gregory Town community. The views from the House to the Caribbean are beautiful as are the beaches. The property is well maintained and fits the environment just right! Do not expect luxury anywhere in the immediate area although there are some "high end" locations to visit while there...just a boat ride across the water to Harbor Island as example. Locally, you can enjoy all the water sports and beach life you care to take in. There are local restaurants for dining but the best conch and grouper burgers were at the little gift shop/restaurant across from the airport...great local beer prices next door too! I'm saving the best for last...the local residents and small children were so incredibly friendly and helpful. All you need to do is step out and greet them, they will handle the rest. My wife and I have never had the kind of "vacation" experience that we enjoyed in Gregory Town. To say it was an emotional, if not spiritual, experience would be an understatement...what a joy to have been there! In closing, if you're looking for people to wait on you "hand and foot" and you're used to luxurious vacations, this is likely not for you. However, if you want to live locally and experience the friendliness of the community, eat fresh seafood everyday and see some of the prettiest sunsets ever...this is your place!!

Danny & Cherie

PS- The Owner was a pleasure to work with.

PPS- If you need a rental car while there ask for Wallace...he's a local, very professional and you'll enjoy having met him.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danny and Family, Thank you for the kind words. You know, The Bahamas has a lot of hidden treasure. But on Eleuthera, it's people are the real treasure! Harry & Donna
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3 0
Nashville TN
2

Charming, but beware in the summer - No air conditioning

  • 2 of 5

This is, in fact, a charming little cottage with a nice view of the cove in Gregorytown. Very practical and affordable for a trip to the Bahamas. However, we arrived for a wedding at the end of June/beginning of July to find that the property is not air conditioned. Air conditioning was not advertised, however if you have never been to the Bahamas before, and live in a location where generally everywhere has air conditioning, you would not know to ask. There are many places in this part of the Bahamas that do not have air conditioning as it isn't really needed outside of the summer months. However, it was near 100 degrees the week we were there, and we were not able to sleep at the cottage because it was so hot. We ended up staying at a house where our friends were even though there really wasn't room because we would have been miserable at the Cove House, and still had to pay the full amount, even though we did not stay there, which was very disappointing from a customer service standpoint. I don't purposely bad mouth businesses, and the owner was very helpful and cordial up till this point, but since I did not stay there, yet still had to pay the entire amount I cannot say I would rent from this owner again. As I said it was a charming little cottage with pretty much everything one would need, and I'm sure it would be absolutely fine during the cooler months, but buyer beware if you go when it is hot.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
North Eleuthera ELH
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Unca Gean's
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
DIS N' DAT,
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
HOLIDAY BEACH
Car: recommended

Gregory Town has a music scene. Many venues offer live music several nights a week. Into music? Bring your instrument and join in!

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Rates & Availability

Gregory Town House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
$100
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60
Tax Rate 3.0%

Master Card, Visa, Discover, and personal checks are accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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