Grotto Bay -- Affordable Luxury with a Private Beach(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-4 nights
- Property type:Studio
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms; sleeps 4
Guests of our two studio units (each sleeping 2) are only steps away from their own private sandy beach where they can swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and even fish at their leisure. A regulation horseshoe pit is on the beach, as well as beach palapas for shade and hammocks for relaxing. Turtles reside just offshore, and a little cay is within easy kayaking distance and great for bonefishing. Sunsets are magnificent!
Our new open-air kitchen is now available exclusively for our guests and is fully equipped for easy meals or snacks. We provide all the essentials, including coolers for your picnics. A grocery store, liquor store and restaurants are less than a mile away.
Beneath the property's tropical gardens of banana, avocado, papaya and citrus trees, lies a three-chambered cave system with five species of bats and still-forming stalactites and stalagmites.
Grotto Bay's owners, Kris Newman and Jean Pierce (PADI-certified instructor and divemaster), can set up diving guides and also provide snorkeling equipment.
Every visit receives personalized attention to ensure the best vacation possible. Both the Turtle Room and the Triggerfish Room have ocean views, high-quality linens, air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The fully-equipped guest kitchen is adjacent to the guest units.
Ocean kayaks, both single and double, are available for guests at any time, as are some new paddle boards! A couple of uninhabited offshore cays are within easy kayaking or paddle-boarding distance.
We will provide snorkeling equipment, and there is nice snorkeling right off of our own beach. A family of turtles can frequently be seen and dolphins also visit occasionally.
We provide beach towels, coolers for your island touring, and complimentary shorty wetsuits if the water is chilly. Fishing handlines, hooks, sinkers and bait are also complimentary. Throw out a line, hook your fish, then throw it right on our beach barbecue -- yum!
We provide a complete restaurant list, suggestions for island touring, maps, etc., and we can arrange a rental car to be waiting at the airport. We can also arrange for scuba diving and fishing excursions.
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Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
- The queen captain's bed has excellent quality linens and several comfy pillows, with an overhead ceiling fan and built-in reading lights over the bed. There are 4 large drawers for clothing and storage., in addition to a chest of drawers and nightstand. Also provided are alarm clock, flashlight, small safe, remote control for TV and DVD player....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Ceiling Fans
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Mobile Phone
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- 2 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Large Cooler
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Long Island Regatta
Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $40
- Tax Rate 10%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Grotto Bay is on the calm side of the island, facing west -- perfect for boating, snorkeling & swimming. Sunsets are sensational! It takes only a few minutes for visitors to hop over to the opposite side of the island where the wind blows & waves crash.
Anglers can kayak out to nearby uninhabited cays and cast a line to fighting bonefish or bring something tasty back to throw on the grill. A beachfront fire pit is perfect for socializing and cooking your catch!
Although very secluded and serene, Grotto Bay is within easy walking distance to restaurants and the best grocery stores on the island.
Grotto Bay is the primo spot for watching the Long Island Regatta (every June). The races start right off of our own beach. Just grab a beach chair, a pair of binoculars and a libation & you'll have the best seat on the island. An unusual feature on the property is the 3-chambered Salt Pond Cave, one of the largest in the Bahamas, featuring beautiful stalactites and stalagmites.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Jean Pierce and Kris Newman are originally from California's Napa Valley. Kris has a background in the film industry and engineering. Jean is a former travel writer, travel guidebook editor and travel magazine editor. Both are avid scuba divers and have provided support to underwater film productions.
Why the Owner Chose Long Island, Bahamas:
Grotto Bay is located on the calm side of the island, which is perfect for all sorts of water sports. However, those so inclined can trek less than a mile to see waves crashing on the other side of the island! Restaurants and grocery stores are within very easy walking distance. Long Island's annual Regatta (the first weekend in June) takes place literally off of Grotto Bay's beach.
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Our Play Area
Guest Room Deck and Garden Area
The Turtle Room
End of the Day at Grotto Bay
Early Morning on the Beach at Grotto Bay.
Our Crescent Beach
Open-Air Guest Kitchen
The Third Chamber in the incredible Salt Pond Cave -- right off of Grotto Bay!
New Day at Grotto Bay
Steps from Beach to Guest Units
The Turtle Room
Guest Room Dinette
Turtle Room Deck
Entrance to the Private Grotto Bay Beach.
The New Guest Kitchen!
Handy Guest Kitchen Just for Our Guests
Night Fall at Grotto Bay
Sailboats anchored off of Grotto Bay
The Beach at Grotto Bay
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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