Probably the Most Dramatic Ocean View Setting in the Caribbean(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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
- 2000 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 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
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
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:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Water Sports Gear:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 23 - Apr 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer(ask re free car rental)
Apr 25 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min 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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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.
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.
- Primary: 914 301 5063
- Secondary: +1 9175142085
Rainbow's famous Infinity Pool
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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