Watercolor, Charming Island Cottage. 3 Bedroom. Sleeps up to Eight

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WaterColour Front Porch as Photographed in Town & Country Travel


Last updated: 10/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

WaterColor, Harbour Island, Bahamas. An original boat captains cottage built in late 1700's. This charming island home walking distance to the best of Harbour Islands shops, restaurants, harbour and breathtaking three mile pink sand beach. The home has two main bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, plus an additional Annex (detached /originally boat house, then candy shop) built in bunk bedroom with detached bathroom and outdoor shower which is great for older children, a couple, in-laws or additional guests.
The decision of chilling out on the front porch catching up on island news and events or relaxing on one of the private back deck/porches to relish in the peace, quiet, and calm that island life has to offer is the toughest decision you will have to make at this island cottage. The outdoor living spaces are spacious and comfortable often offering a lovely breeze from either the harbour or the beach depending on the direction of the wind that day.

WaterColor has been featured in 'Town and Country,' the book 'Island Life' as well as many other articles on Harbour Island. Enjoy the quirky shabby chic island charm and convenience at WaterColor.
Relax, have fun, and enjoy!

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Not recommend for small children (unless you share a room which is very easily done) as bedrooms are separate. Great for older kids, thee couples, in-laws etc.. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Murphy/room can be extra living space if desired/comfortable...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3 / Detached: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    built in bunk/kids.. sleeps four / detached w/detached bath...moreless

  • All rooms have private bathroom. Queen/Murphy is very comfortable and in the main house.. King is through outdoor dining area and detached room is near kitchen entrance... all very comfortable and private if desired. The bunk room is great for two adults wanting privacy upper bunk recommenced for kids/teens.. not adults. Each bedroom has an AC unit and ceiling fan. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    largest bathroom and lots of storage space...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    detached - W/ detached shower and dressing room, the best!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Massages available, rentals like boats, snorkel gear, scuba near-by. Widows walk/crows nest with breathtaking water views, and a private side kitchen deck, The front porch is a wonderful place to chill out and catch up on island Life. The back porches are great for entertaining....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    We suggest bringing your own music player, our is tricky....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    The island is only half mile wide at its widest, everything is near the Ocean:)...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    One block up from Harbour in Princess of King Street...moreless

  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Lovely covered Outdoor Dining area, kitchen deck and small parlor table indoors as well....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units for bedrooms, please use kindly as electric is very dear. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Full sofa (pull-out bed), small parlor table coffee tables etc.....moreless

  • Parking:

    Easy street parking for your golf carts...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local landline....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    provided yes, under kitchen deck for weekly + bookings.. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Very well equipped for cooking. Not modern but super functional and equipped. I love the little gas stove!! We cook a lot, have two crockpots, rice cooker, blender, etc.... ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We ask Princess the housekeeper to leave oils and spices so they do not have to be re-purchased every arrival....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    One beverage fridge in addition to main fridge....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    small webber provided....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Ask at the resorts, there is a public one but may not have had recent maintenance. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentable nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    You can typically go hop in a resorts pool if the island isn't too busy! Buy a drink in exchange:)....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.1
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Main House Only/Two guests Max
Apr 12 - Dec 17, 2016
3 night min stay
$2,150 $4,150
Winter Holidays
Dec 30 - Jan 3, 2017
5 night min stay
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$2,650 $4,550
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning $150


Rental Terms and Conditions

Must sign and return signed page of agreement prior to arrival. Will be sent via email.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/21/2016
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Car: Not Necessary

Beach chairs, cooler and beach towels provided. Also available for small rental fee at beach so you do not have to carry anything:).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: The girls in the Harbour 2009

Why the Owner Chose North Eleuthera, The Bahamas:
The owners father taught school for the catholic church (only school at that time) on the island in 1965, he decided to make his second home there. Jessica partially grew up on the island and she and her husband Jim with there good friend Patrick purchased Watercolor in 2003, they are happy to be able to share the island expreince with WaterColor's guests.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love coffee/tea in the morning on the front porch. Often walking the very short distance down to the harbour dock with our coffee and watching the fisherman head out for the day and hope for dolphin and sea turtle sightings. We love happy hour in the evening on the upper deck (outdoor living) viewing the sunset and enjoying the quiet. In between we enjoy running and yoga on the beach, boating/snorkeling/ fishing in the harbour, the local hang-outs, driving around in the golf-cart always detouring to a wonderful new adventure, everything a day on the island has to offer. Several amazing dinner spots to walk to or cooking at home in the tiny but incredibly well-stocked kitchen (2 crock-pots, rice maker etc..) and dining on the antique french outdoor dining table at WaterColor with family and friends is even better.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • WaterColour Front Porch as Photographed in Town & Country Travel

    WaterColour Front Porch as Photographed in Town & Country Travel

  • Private back garden off outdoor dining area

    Private back garden off outdoor dining area

  • Outdoor Dining, Spiral Stairs to Second Deck

    Outdoor Dining, Spiral Stairs to Second Deck

  • Top Deck "Widow's Walk" - Crow's Nest.

    Top Deck "Widow's Walk" - Crow's Nest.

  • Detached Bedroom and Bathroom off Kitchen Deck

    Detached Bedroom and Bathroom off Kitchen Deck

  • Detached Bunk House

    Detached Bunk House

  • Front Parlor Area

    Front Parlor Area

  • Outdoor Dining, Private.

    Outdoor Dining, Private.

  • Upper Covered Deck, Amazing Views.

    Upper Covered Deck, Amazing Views.

  • Sunset view over the Harbour from upper deck of WaterColour

    Sunset view over the Harbour from upper deck of WaterColour

  • Detached Bedroom

    Detached Bedroom

  • Short Walk to this!

    Short Walk to this!

VRBO #42866

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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