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Touchstone's Cottage on 1 acre , Beachside, Tropical Property

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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,

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017


Dunmore Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), (2) Twin or Single Beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
This property comes with a manager concierge service provided by Mark and Rachel with Global Services. These wonderful people will take care of you from A to Z. Laundry services are provided through them at a separate fee and any additional info you might need.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Touchstone's Cottage on 1 acre , Beachside, Tropical Property
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews

Touchstone's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in desperate need of a vacation. One that required a beautiful beach. We landed on this perfect little island for a week. Our cottage couldn't have suited our needs any better. It is literally 150 steps from the most beautiful beach in the world. Basically, we had the beach to ourselves for the entire week we were there. The most people that we saw were north where the resorts are. Mark and Rachel did and incredible job leading us to where and what we needed to be doing. They went above and beyond to meet our needs. They were available if we needed them, other than that we were left alone. The cottage is adorable and there is nothing that you need except rum, of course. It was clean comfortable and cozy. The property has two cottages on it. We are definitely considering renting both one day so that we can bring our family. I would highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria and Ben, Thank you so much for the sweet review. You both were an absolute pleasure to host! Please come back and visit us again soon. - Karina, Touchstone and Co.
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Being from Florida, my husband and I had the idea that the Bahamas was just a tourist cruise ship destination until we visited last year. Boy were we wrong! I couldn't believe how close the flight is and we had never been there. We have traveled to a lot of beautiful beaches but this one tops the list! Touchstone Cottage is literally steps to the beach. The first time I saw it when I walked up the dune my heart melted and I became instantly relaxed. The water is turquoise blue and the sand looks like a peachy pink color in the sun's light! The water was refreshing and gentle and the best part is most of the time we had the beach to ourselves. Having the beach access is priceless. The Cottage itself was also so adorable and very private. It has a large open living room and kitchen and the two rooms on each side has it's own bathroom. I highly recommend renting a golf cart (easily arranged by the property manager) to get around the island. It's nice to be just a short distance from town, you really feel more like a local. The town also has all the conveniences you need- grocery store, liquor store and local restaurants. I highly recommend eating at Aquapazza at sunset- you'll fall in love all over again! My husband and I were with another couple but the Cottage is also good for a family of 4 or for a girls trip. Everything can be arranged very easily by the property manager, even getting a car for the day to go to Eleuthera. I am so nostalgic about the trip and hope to go back there again. The Cottage and the town are truly magic!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego

Little piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my hubby for his 40th bday and took him to the Bahamas. I stumbled upon Touchstone Cottage and am so glad I did. It was perfect for what we needed. We stayed in the cottage, which is on the same lot as the main house, but still gives you ample privacy. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and layout is really ideal. We vacationed with our friends and this place allowed for each couple to have total privacy. I don't think you can get any closer to the pink sands beach at this price point. It's literally right over the sand dune and is breathtaking when you walk over that hill. The turquoise of the water next to the pink of the sand is absolutely beautiful. The town is very quaint and is easily accessible via golf cart. I would recommend just cruising around the island and chatting it up with the locals. Don't miss seeing the two trees on the bay side that are sticking out of the water--they are the only two left after getting hit by multiple hurricanes through the years. My husband and are already trying to plan our next visit with the kids this time. If you rented the whole property with another family, it would be a perfect set up. You could be BBQing your fresh caught fish, picking fresh papaya and coconut from the trees on site, then grabbing a lime to splash in your drinks! Then take those drinks and go watch the gorgeous sunset. Can't get much better than that! The owners and property managers were both very responsive and helpful with all of our questions and needs. The cottage had everything to meet our needs, including beach towels and a beach bag to grab for the beach. Truly one of the best vacations we've ever had. Dreaming of getting back there!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Charissa and Jeycob for such a lovely review, you were amazing guests, we can't wait till you return ! xoxo
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True Island Living

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting Harbour Island for years and have stayed in numerous homes and hotels in the area. This trip to Harbour Island was a last minute decision and Touchstone Cottage was available. First of you will have a difficult time finding anything this close to the beach at this price. The cottage is sent back behind a dune from the beach surrounded by a lush tropical trees.The cottage does not sit alone it is a guest house to the main home on the property. With that said it is very private. The beach path is right out of the property and bam you will have the gorgeous Pink Sand beach to yourself. The cottage is located in the southern end of Harbour Island which is much more quiet which is what we prefer.

When we entered the cottage we were very pleased , it was very clean , cute and comfortable a true island cottage. Spacious , had ceiling fans and wall unit Air Conditioning in every room. Personally we don't care how the AC comes out we just want it to be cool and it was. The kitchen had everything you need like coffee maker, fridge, cutlery ,plates etc. The owner will also supply you with a large jug of bottled water for drinking and making coffee.

We especially liked having 2 separate bathrooms (his /hers) . One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and the other has 2 double beds. The homeowner will also have a basket of fresh beach towels for you.

We loved staying at the cottage, for us it felt like we lived there. We would probably stay there again. The only thing i would recommend is getting a filter for the water that goes into the home. Unfortunately the Island water is not great. And when your wall AC goes out get some mini splits they are so economical, cold and quiet.

So if you are looking for luxury, resort and people around you like the people that gave the poor rating this is not for you. But if you want to feel like you are living on the Island like a local , privacy, clean home, and have the beach to your self the Touchstone Cottage is for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you both very much and look forward to your return ;-)
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Boston, MA

Mermaids Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is the third year in a row my husband & I have rented Mermids Retreat and it never disappoints! It is off the beaten path, but still only a quick golf cart ride to town ( the island is only 3 miles long, so one is never far from anything!) and a two minute walk to the beach. We were lulled to sleep by the crashing of the waves. We just love the privacy of this place, as it is surrounded by lush, tropical foliage including coconut & papaya trees. We enjoyed having our morning coffe on the porch or relaxing on the comfy lounge chairs after a day at the beach with a glass of wine. The cottage is tastefully decorated and spotless. It also has all of the modern amenities including AC, TV & Wi-Fi, but with the beautiful natural beauty all around, no one will want to be watching TV or checking emails! The property managers, Mark & Rachel were terrific and Mark checked in daily to see if we needed anything, which was really nice & appreciated. The cottage also provides towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. Mermaids Retreat really makes one feel they are in one's own tropical hideaway! We look forward to our 4th stay there next year! Bill & M.E.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to return

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at Touchstone's Cottage (formerly Mermaid Cottage)! Previously owned by Rosie Mitchel (a Harbour Island legend) it has been taken over by her son Dave and daughter-in-law Karina. They are a terrific young couple, eager to please.

(I had an issue with a lost bag on our trip to Harbour Island, and Karina bent over backwards helping me file a police report, check with cab drivers, water taxis, and hotels on the island to see if it ended up elsewhere.. It was tracked down the next day with everything still inside).

Dave & Karina eager to know about things the cottage might be missing or what could help make the cottage better. Excellent landlords! The cottage itself is small but not cramped. It was very clean and comfortable. My husband and I and our 2 children (20 &14) found it the perfect size for the 4 of us. The gardens around the cottage are full of all sorts of interesting plants and trees... Sour orange, lime, pomegranate, coconut, papaya and fresh herbs...we were welcome to pick from them. Very private property, fenced to block the road and construction across the street.

Barnacle the dog was a welcome visitor every day in the cottage. He'd stop by for a belly rub, to see if he might get a snack, and to snap at the odd fly, which he did very successfully! Mark & Rachel are the caretakers who checked in daily, changed the foot bath outside, and were available for any issues that might arise... We had none!

The walk to the beach is just over the dune and as you reach the peak the most glorious view awaits you. Powder soft pink sand and clear turquoise waters stretching for miles.

Easy walk down the beach to any of

the hotels to grab lunch or to Sip Sip (highly recommend)

Dunmore Town is 5 minutes away by golf cart for groceries, shopping in multiple lovely boutiques, and restaurants of all sorts. Sunset cocktails & dinner at Acqua Pazza is not to be missed... We went twice! Valentine's Marina & Ramora Bay also offer great sunset views and meals. Brian's BBQ is a must on a Friday or Saturday night.... The BBQ take out is amazing...plan accordingly for a wait : )

Kayak, paddle board and snorkel gear rentals available in town. Fishing charters available as well.

Dave & Karina currently fixing up the main house on the property to rent that as well... We may return with a larger group and rent the whole compound.

Thanks Dave & Karina, Mark & Rachel for an amazing week! We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport


Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer / Fall
Jul 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $185
Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $500

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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