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Make Bonefish Cottage Your Bahamas Adventure Headquarters

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4, air mattress available)

Explore this Bahamas Out Island from our brand new home just completed in Spring, 2011. You will find plenty of room to enjoy your stay in Bonefish Cottage’s 1,900+ sq.ft. with its bright, cheerful, airy Caribbean atmosphere. Built by one of the leading local contractors, the island-style cottage will surround you with high quality workmanship decorated with all new wicker furniture and tropical-motif upholstery throughout. The two bedrooms (one with queen bed, the other with twin beds) and two baths are separated by a great room that includes a fully equipped kitchen, sitting area with flat screen TV, dining area with glass-top table and chairs, and a pantry with ample storage space and stacked washer/dryer for your use. But perhaps your favorite part of the house will be the over-sized front porch with its own wicker-furnished sitting and dining areas where you can begin your day outdoors with your morning coffee and end it gazing at the stars with your favorite rum beverage.

Bonefish Cottage is located on appropriately-named Panorama Road with views of both the Atlantic and Caribbean. Large sliding glass doors on both the ocean- and sea-facing-sides of the house let you enjoy the views and the breeze from our ridge-top location. To compliment the sea breeze, you will find ceiling fans throughout the house and air conditioning in the bedrooms.

Only 15 minutes north of Governors Harbour Airport, Bonefish Cottage is in a prefect location from which to explore Eleuthera. An Atlantic and a Caribbean beach are both within walking distance and a short drive will get you to more pink-sand beaches, prime snorkeling, productive bonefish flats, and what many consider the best surfing in the Caribbean. Restaurants and basic groceries are minutes away.

We originally came to Eleuthera for the bonefishing. We will be glad to provide information on guides, tackle and places to go if you are interested. Now we come to stroll on the island’s countless beaches, collect shells and sea glass delivered by the waves (Bonefish Cottage’s library includes several reference books on both for your use along with “Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera” to get you headed in the right direction), snorkel in the gin-clear water (basic gear provided), explore the back roads to discover yet another beach or cliff-top vista, dine on the unique local restaurant cuisine or cook up a feast back home in your kitchen (lobster, stone crab, conch and grouper are a few of our favorites you can purchase right off the fisherman’s boat), learn about the island’s fascinating natural history and visit with some of the most friendly people you will find anywhere in the world. We have not tried the surfing yet but Surfer Pete in Gregory Town can fill you in on the surf breaks and provide rental equipment. Do all this and whatever other island activities you wish to experience from the comfort and convenience of Bonefish Cottage. But be warned – you cannot do it all on your first visit. We will look forward to welcoming you back to Eleuthera and Bonefish Cottage!

Keywords: cottage, Eleuthera, Bahamas, new construction, large porch

More Details

Shirley Pool
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2018

About Shirley Pool

Recently retired from publishing a weekly family owned newspaper and education we are spending as much time as possible enjoying Eleuthera. Look forward to making our home available for others to enjoy when we are not there.

Shirley Pool purchased this house in 2011

Why Shirley Pool chose Rainbow Bay

Visited the island numerous times before building and stayed in Rainbow Bay each time because of it's location. Other parts of the island can be reached conveniently our cottage.

What makes this house unique

Bonefish Cottage offers views of both the Caribbean and Atlantic. Beaches on both shores within walking distance. Many pleasant walking options in the neighborhood with great views.

Home is decorated with a tropical theme that our guest will enjoy.


Rainbow Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), (1) Set of twin inflatable beds with electric pump available if needed (suitable for children).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Oversized porch with wicker-furnished lounging and dining areas.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Make Bonefish Cottage Your Bahamas Adventure Headquarters
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Marshalltown, IA

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Everything was top notch and way above my expectations. Had a wonderful time at the nearby Rainbow Inn and everywhere on the island.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please return. Shirley
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Great Villa- Great Beaches Nearby

  • 5 of 5

What a great escape from our snow capped mountains. This is a great villa with everything you need while on vacation. John and Shirley were always responsive to our questions and gave us some great info on local bonefishing spots, guides and even left us some flies to use. Wish we could have stayed longer as we were just getting everything figured out, from grocery stores to beaches and fishing spots and comfortable driving on the left side :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your trip and the house. Please return when you can. Shirley
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Very clean with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were overly helpful as far as property, things to do, places to eat. Wonderful central location and someone on site always in case of any questions or problems. Would highly recommend this do not do it justice!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this kind review! We sincerely hope you will return!
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Beautiful island home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Bonefish Cottage. It was perfect for long morning walks along the Atlantic Ocean, close to many beaches and the accommodations were perfect. The covered veranda was perfect for the rainy days we had - we could still sit outside and enjoy the tropical air (and not the raindrops). The kitchen was well equipped and the house was clean.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you return soon! John and Shirley
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campbell hall


  • 5 of 5

The bonefish cottage is the perfect place to stay in Eleuthera. The location is excellent and from here you can explore North and South Eleuthera. Everything you need (and some things you did not know you needed) is there. From beach chairs, to snorkel equipment, salt, pepper and even olive oil. The kitchen is well equipped and easy to cook in and enjoy dinner on the beautiful porch. Everything is very clean. Freddie, the caretaker, is a very kind and always avaliable for anything you might need. Having a local pre paid cellphone was great because my Verizon phone did not have service. I will be staying at the Bonefish cottage during my next stay in Eleuthera. The pictures do not do the house justice, it is beautiful!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage and thank you for the kind review. We hope you return to Eleuthera and stay with us again soon.
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New Yorl


  • 5 of 5

Bonefish cottage is perfect in every way. The location is great, the house is very clean and comes equipped with everything you need for a great vacation in Eleuthera. Shirley and John have a wonderful binder full of useful information, dining, shopping, beaches, fishing. My husband is an avid bone fisherman and all the information left for him from John made the trip. We will certainly be staying there again on our next trip to Eleuthera. Freddie, the caretaker was always available for any questions, very kind and nice. The perfect place to stay in Eleuthera!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed Bonefish Cottage and hope you will return to Eleuthera and Bonefish Cotage.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Rainbow Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonefish Cottage
Car: recommended

Beautiful pink sand beaches within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $75

There is a cleaning charge of $60.00 for each rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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