About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)
Crisp, bright, spacious cottage on enormous tropical garden, steps from the world-class pink sand beach. Full kitchen, large, cozy living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Relax on the patio overlooking the expansive property. Feels like home away from home with all of the amenities you might need, like high-speed internet, cable TV, microwave, and backup generator available (just in case). High ceilings with beautiful local Bahamian art. Spotless. Well cared for by Global Services's concierge managers and staff.
Keywords: bright, spacious, cottage, tropical, garden, beach, magical decor,2 bedrooms, 2 baths,high ceilings, full kitchen, spacious living room, outside patio, air conditioned bedrooms, art ,internet, boogie boards, beach furniture, backup generator,cable tv,
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful Cottage in Paradise
First, I have to say that Karina, the owner of the property, is one of the most genuine and kind people I have met. Will spare you all the details, but she really went above and beyond for my family. Thanks again!
The process of booking the cottage and making special arrangements with the property managers before our stay was extremely smooth. Mark and Rachel took care of all our requests prior to arrival. Should we have needed anything while there, I am certain they would have assisted in any way possible. Harbour Island really is that magical place you dream about and Touchstone cottage is that perfect place to stay just seconds from the famous pink sand beach. The cottage is tucked in right behind the dunes outside of the busy part of the island. Which makes for wonderful quiet nights with the family while enjoying the sound of the waves. However, it is close enough to all the shopping and restaurants, so just rent a golf cart to get into "town". The cottage is well appointed and has window units that work really well. It has all the amenities and appliances to make it your home away from home. You are provided with beach chairs, a cooler and an umbrella which come in really handy because shade is limited. There are so many activities in and around the island should you want to be a little adventurous. The locals are amazing people and we felt safe the entire stay. They love to talk about the island and are very helpful. Dining out on the island is expensive, so I would suggest to cook a few meals at home. You can pick up some fresh fish from the dock to grill at the cottage. You can also get some lobster tails from nearby Spanish Wells for a great price. There are a few grocery stores so you can pick up breakfast and lunch items for home as well. I highly recommend looking into availability for the cottage or the main house if you are visiting Harbour Island. We have already booked our trip for next year and hope to make this an annual tradition.
Beautiful Cottage so Close to the Beach
My partner and I really enjoyed our time at the cottage, which is located just seconds
from the long pink sand beach. This cottage provided everything we needed, including
all kitchen supplies and appliances. It was very spacious, and nicely decorated, with a mermaid theme to the art. The beds were comfortable, and the air conditioners made for a good night's sleep. Mark and Storm were wonderful in attending to our needs and helped us replenish our 5 gallon water supply. Please do not drink the tap water! It is a combination of fresh and salt water. The outside water spicet helped to rinse our feet of sand before we stepped back into the house after time at the beach. Roosters crow at all hours, so bring earplugs. Everything we needed for the beach was provided, with beach chairs at the side of the house and a small board for surfing. Food on the island is expensive, so I would recommend bringing certain items like crackers, cereal and bread.
The basket of sun tan lotions and aloe vera gel on the kitchen counter was a life-saver!
We highly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return!
Fabulous stay, with a couple of disclaimers. ;)
We had a wonderful time at this adorable cottage! It is very roomy and decorated in a pretty island style. Even with the main house right across the yard, it is very private due to all the pretty landscaping. There is construction going on next door however, Touchstone was very good to let us know as soon as they found out construction was starting and worked with us to make up for the unfortunate timing of the builders. I was afraid of jack hammers etc, but honestly it was very minimal. Some hammering and construction chatter but never early enough to be bothersome. Even the beautiful rooster that strolls the grounds, seems to be on island time as he didn't start crowing until around 8am. lol I've grown up going to the beach so I understand the wear and tear that a beach house goes through. Someone not familiar, may find things like rust, not acceptable. One of the bathtubs for instance has quite a bit of rust stains on it. My kids were horrified until they realized it is in fact "clean." They don't take baths in rentals anyways so after the explanation, the showers were no problem. The water from the taps is bad. Like really bad. It's clear and looks clean but has a salty dank taste to it so keep your mouth closed when you're washing your face. We even used bottled water to brush our teeth. After chatting with some locals we found it will be like this all over the island, unless you're at one of the very high end resorts. So again, not any fault of Touchstone. Finally, the "3 minute walk to the beach", this is true. It really is right out the gate about 3 minutes. It is however a very steep hike up a sand hill and then back down the other side. This was no problem for us, in fact I considered it my daily exercise, but for anyone with the slightest mobility issue, this could be a problem. At the end of the day, we LOVED our stay at the Mermaid cottage. We had a fabulous time, the caretakers were lovely, the house and grounds were beautiful, and we would highly recommend it. :) ♥
Quaint Cottage Near the Beach
We enjoyed our week in the cottage and found it to be just the right size for our family of four. We appreciated that the rental came equipped with beach towels, plenty of bath towels and extra pillows. Mark and Rachel were unobtrusive but very helpful whenever needed. The beach is over the dune next to the cottage and we had it to ourselves, however, we also enjoyed setting ourselves up at Tee Jay's beach stand between Coral Sands and Pink Sands. The cottage is simple yet comfortable and a nicely located base for exploring Harbour Island.
a very casual cottage close to the beach
This casual cottage is in the back of another cottage and was convenient to both the beach and Dunmore Town. Although a few items - silverware, glassware and the microwave - need to be updated, we enjoyed our stay, particularly the access to the beautiful pink sand beach. The managers were helpful and responded quickly to our inquiries. The property was clean, though a few items (primarily outdoor seating) could stand some maintenance. Overall, a nicely priced getaway - with roosters in the yard for that special Harbour Island feel!
Awesome stay for my honeymoon!
This cottage was great. We rented a golcart for the 8 days we were on the island (highly reccommended). The house was very nice, and we cooked about half of our meals there. The ocean is just a quick walk away, and is absolutely beautiful. The hosts were very accommodating, and the house had everything that we needed (cooler, beach chairs, plenty of towels, etc...). I would reccommend this cottage and destination to anyone looking for a new adventure. The locals are very friendly, and there was never a time when we felt unsafe. One of my best trips!
Additional information about rental rates
The standard is a Saturday to Saturday rental, please inquire if you wish to rent otherwise. Additional services are provided by property/concierge managers Mark and Rachel Ricks with Global Services Bahamas.