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Probably the Most Dramatic Ocean View Setting in the Caribbean

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Rainbow house,Stella Maris,long island,Bahamas.

Situated a few miles south from where Columbus stepped ashore onto the Long island silver sand beach remarking this 'was the most beautiful island in the world' sits Rainbow House, one of the most spectacular houses in the Caribbean.
Crossed by the tropic of cancer, Long Island has the gulf stream warming the ocean in winter and trade winds cooling its shores in summer to create the perfect climate. Long island is an undiscovered gem, unblemished by skyscraper hotels and mass tourism, yet has all the amenities and adventure for a fantastic family or couples vacation.

Rainbow House, just a few minutes from the Stella Maris airstrip, quite simply, has one of the most breathtaking views of the Atlantic's infinite horizon you will ever see. You wake up to that view from every room in the house. And fall asleep every night to the soothing lull of crashing waves. It is a private ocean front villa located in a tranquil setting surrounded by gracefully sweeping palm trees and the colorful brilliance of tropical flowers.

Rainbow house has super spacious living accommodation...Elegant large bedrooms and living areas with awe inspiring views overlooking the 1200 sq ft infinity pool, a gazebo and the dramatic breaking surf of the Atlantic..all set within lush landscaping.

Fully equipped with luxury amenities inside the house, outside lounge chairs and table, the house has been routinely upgraded and renovated, has split unit air conditioning, sliding french doors and luxury fittings everywhere you look.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Plus airbeds for additional numbers or hotel can bring in beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Large infinity pool, catering by arrangement with local resort,two sun terraces,massage, & car rental. Rainbow is virtually unequalled in its position, local amenities and total privacy. Families return every year to enjoy the luxury of a large villa overlooking the ocean with large rooms and a phenomenal pool. Quite simply the best villa on Long Island and possibly all the outer islands, Rainbow was built to the highest specifications and Bahamian comfort. To have a small, friendly hotel up the road which has beaches, bars and wonderful Bahamian food is the icing on the cake. They will attend to your every need or leave you completely alone, depending on your wish....moreless


  • Books:

    Some books on shelves...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Various board games--Scattegories, Scrabble, Bananagram...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Some cable stations...moreless

  • Television:

    Major US stations plus video and Apple TV works...moreless

  • Toys:

    Pool toys--air balloons and children's pool toys....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Infinity pool is 40 metres from ocean at high tide. Views are stunning and change constantly. Night time moonlight on the sea is unforgettable and very romantic. Sunrises sunset light are awesome....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    If you were any closer you'd be in it! The Infinity pool perches you just thirty metres from the crashing waves. Memorable for life....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining area overlooks the balcony which overlooks the infinity pool and ocean. There is also a table and chairs outside for al fresco dining...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air con in all rooms of the house though often not needed due to ocean breeze....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Guests use the open air...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Huge living room with mounted trophy fish and comfortable chairs, settees plus desk for computer. TV has main US stations and video available for movies. If you have Apple TV, that works....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    On request...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

    W-fi password in house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Catering Available:

    Hotel will bring prepared meals to house on request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Propane gas--provided....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Spoken of already. Huge deck upstairs overlooking pool with balcony railing for safety...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available from Stella Maris, boutique hotel up the road....moreless

  • Boat:

    Available to hire....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Another highlight of Rainbow House. A huge deck overlooking the Infinity pool and ocean. Is occasionally used as a dance floor by guests and great for wedding receptions--it's that big....moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Another highlight of Rainbow. Unique to the house the gazebo perches over the Atlantic and is perfect for an evening cocktail or fish watching in the Atlantic. Commonly seen are rainbow fish!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available from Stella Maris, boutique hotel up the road...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    See opposite...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small beach by pool and garden has local flowrs particularly bougainvilla....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Great natural barbecue area with bar close by..use local wood and/or charcoal. Fantastic for cooking local fresh fish caught that day....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis court 10 minutes away. Equipment provided at the house....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Fins and masks available in most sizes in dive room at Rainbow...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Further along the shore, both a sea pool and communal swimming pool with bar and snacks available....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Phenomenal Infinity pool on the island. Perched a few metres above the ocean and a decent size so you don't get from one end to the other in ten strokes, the problem with most home pools....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer(ask re free car rental)
Apr 25 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$3,215 $9,800
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$3,900 $10,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



All payments are made to Stella Maris Hotel...Jill Smith, Manager.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/20/2017
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Stella Maris, Long Island
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
It's the beach bar
9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Beach bar has snacks and resort has full dining
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
Delightfully close, with snacks and drinks on tap.

Car: Not Necessary

Rainbow House, set so close to the boutique hotel, Stella Maris,is able to enjoy all the amenities of the hotel. Taxis or inexpensive rental cars able to take to to stunning, soft sand beaches only minutes away.

Much history of the island from the landing of Christopher Columbus, and cave visiting is a must

This island is completely unspoilt and extremely beautiful with the big Atlantic on one side and the tranquillity of the other .

A marine paradise with no traffic and incredible diving, including the deepest free dive site in the world.

Or visit Clarencetown, the old capital of Long Island where the smart yachts and fabulous boats come in with their catches, which they often dress in the marina. This attracts sharks, tarpon, barracuda, jacks and all manner of marine life.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Janice and Alasdair Ritchie live in New York State, about an hour North of the city. They have a home in the UK too, in a sleepy Oxfordshire village where they spend some time visiting grandchildren. They originally bought Rainbow House from Katharine Jahr in 2011. She and her husband had built the house 30 years previously. Alex Jahr was one of the famous Gruner and Jahr publishing dynasty family with a fanatic interest in deep sea fishing, so many of his trophies adorn the walls of Rainbow House and the nearby Stella Maris boutique hotel. The house was built to exacting German quality standards.

Why the Owner Chose Stella Maris, Bahamas:
Rainbow House represents all that is beautiful in a Caribbean villa. It is set in a marine environment which changes continuously. The sunsets and sunrises have to be seen to be believed and the gazebo overlooking the ocean is a place to just contemplate the world. Sitting underneath the canopy of this simple edifice is the fastest stress reliever known to man. The whole experience as you look out to the horizon, seeing the odd cruise ship or fishing boat heading for Cuba or Florida, with the waves washing the coral right beneath your feet, and the large Infinity pool behind you..guarantees you will leave Rainbow a calmer, totally relaxed person.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The gazebo mentioned above. The Infinity pool, the beautiful stylish bedrooms-all quite different from each other and the huge living room redolent of the famous Ernest Hemingway. Nowhere like it in the world.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/20/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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