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Amazing ocean views from every room. Kayaks, beach and snorkel gear included.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 queen size bed master suites, sleeps 4, (5th person extra if a small child)

Once you rent our cozy cottage in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas you'll want to return to this island of natural beauty and warm, friendly people. Tranquil Seas is a comfy smoke-free cottage (smoking allowed outside) with Indonesian decor and bamboo matting on alternate walls/ceilings, tiled counter tops, Bali wood doors and bamboo trim. A full separate laundry room is an added bonus that you don't find in many vacation homes on the island. We have completed lots of upgrades to the cottage that we know you will appreciate.

There is a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet at each end of the house providing privacy if you wish to share the cost with friends, as well as an outside shower. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. Flat screen in living room with dvd player and satellite programming, DVD player in one master and DVD player built into tv in other master. It is perfect for families or couples who want to share the cottage and the cost, also great as a romantic getaway, Eleuthera is a wonderful place for couples because intimacy is easily obtained; no crowds, no jet skiis, no speed boats or people trying to sell you things on the beach. It's the perfect place to do as little or as much as you wish.

It is one of very few properties on the entire island with incredible panoramic views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean side so you can sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun rise and sit on the back porch in the evening with a frosty cold island drink and watch the sun set. Leave a window open at night to catch the soft breeze, the sound of the surf. See the cruise ships lit up in all of their glory cruising the Atlantic out front. Wake up to views of the sea without lifting your head off of the pillow. Gorgeous wide open water views from every room, you can see both seas at once from some rooms in the house.

Large front porch runs full length of house, use rockers or deck chairs to relax and enjoy the view of the calm Caribbean side or the more dramatic Atlantic side. We also have hammock chairs and hammocks which can be used. Back porch has deck chairs and a view of the calm turquoise which words can't describe.

Because of the close proximity of the ocean, cross breezes keep the cottage cool plus there are ceiling fans in each room and air conditioning for warm days/nights. Short walks will take you to 4 beautiful picture-postcard secluded beaches, each with it's own unique beauty. Two sea kayaks are included for unlimited use during your stay at no extra cost which is a big bonus since the kayak rental fee on the island is pricey.

The cottage is centrally located to enable you to explore north to south more easily. We provide everything that you need to take a picnic lunch or you can eat at one of the many restaurants up and down the island. There are quaint little shops to browse in and even a cinema showing the lastest films. You can rent a surfboard in Gregorytown and you will see a very good variety of sea life while snorkeling. The area immediately south of Current cut is one of the best places for snorkeling/diving ever. It is not unusual to see stingrays, squid, spiney lobster, many parrot fish, angelfish as well as lionfish, turtles and dolphins. Eleuthera has the best beaches in the Bahamas and you may not see another person while enjoying the sand, surf and sun since Eleuthera has an abundance of them.

Car rental is about $450 per week and we can give advice on booking flights (the closest airport is Governor's Harbour). You can fly direct from Ft. Lauderdale with Silver airlines, from Atlanta with Delta or from Miami with American Eagle.

Check out lots more photos of the cottage, beaches and the island - ask us for our link to the website. We know that you'll love this island and our home as much as we do! It's the place to escape from it all to restore your spirit and soothe your soul.

Visit the fish fry in Governor's Harbour on friday nights for good food, drink, and dancing in the street. Fun for all, meet lots of people from the world over. Make memories that will last a life time! We make it a quick, easy transition into island mode for you by providing many amenities. Questions welcome, we love to talk about Eleuthera!

More Details

Owner
David & Carlene Pearsall
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2017

About David & Carlene Pearsall

We are a couple in our early 60's who live in the Northeast USA and who discovered Eleuthera and can't get enough of it. We want others to share in the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the island. We discovered the natural beauty of Eleuthera and its people and fell in love with a piece of paradise. Nothing better than sitting in the front porch rockers reading while watching and listening to the waves roll in and to see the gorgeous streaks of turquoise in the deep blue water. The view from the back porch is of the much calmer brilliant turquoise water, so very different from the front.

David & Carlene Pearsall purchased this cottage in 2004

Why David & Carlene Pearsall chose Eleuthera

We love this property because of the incredible views of the two totally different seas and it's proximity to the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. It is a great place to unwind and slow down the pace from the hectic life styles that most working people endure in every day life. Sit back, relax and let the ocean views and sound of the waves calm you.

What makes this cottage unique

Two sea kayaks provided for unlimited use. Fully stocked kitchen with many small appliances, full set of dishes, pots and pans, and a full service laundry room. Satellite tv (about 150 channels), Sirius satellite radio, WI-FI internet, centrally located which makes it convenient for exploring up and down the island. Snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, or use tennis rackets and play tennis at nearby tennis court.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your beachy cottage. Loved the gorgeous views of both seas and it had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen so that we ate all but two meals at home during our 5 night stay. Even a rice cooker!!! We sure do plan to be back!!!
Dec 2016
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Amenities

Rainbow Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , tv/dvd player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , tv with dvd player
  • pack n play provided for children up to 35 pounds, will allow 5 persons if 5th persons is a small children ($10 per night cost for each additional 5th person); hair dryer and curling iron provided in both bathrooms; even water views from the bathrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Housekeeper prepares house for arrival and cleans at the end of your stay

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Amazing ocean views from every room. Kayaks, beach and snorkel gear included.
average rating of 4.875 based on 49 reviews
4

Perfect setting

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is a perfect pick. We found everything exactly as described. This home is comfortable, clean and well stocked with everything you will need to enjoy a peaceful vacation on a beautiful island.

Carlene was helpful and responsive. Laura and William (caretakers) are extremely friendly and helpful. We rented a vehicle from them for the week and they picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

All in all this property is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Eleuthera and that the cottage had all that you needed. Thank you for your very nice review and we hope that you will return to Eleuthera and stay again at our island cottage!
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Shenzhen, China
5

Very nice house, very nice owner!

  • 5 of 5

We have book this trip in a hurry, most of the house in our price range were booked, luckily we fund this lovely house on the hilltop, has great view of both Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean ocean, enjoyed nice cool breeze every day, perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. Guests like your family are a gem. Hope to see meet you one day. Carlene
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4

Rainbow Bay Stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall a very pleasant stay – the house was very clean and organized - equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay - kitchen had all utensils for cooking – flat screen-dish TV for relaxing at night (although not able to get the NE Patriots/Denver football game!) – comfortable beds with adjoining bathrooms for convenience – nice quiet neighborhood in which we felt safe – also very convenient having neighbors next door that manage the property and provided a rental car.

Wish list would include folding beach chairs to lounge (camping upright chairs included) and a better grill to cookout on –

This property is a great value to rent and use as a home base to explore and enjoy Eleuthera. Would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate people taking the time out of their busy day to provide feedback. We have discovered that the shut off for the gas grill bottle had been tightened too tightly and that the knob to turn on the grill had been jammed, all fixed now and good to go. Thank you for letting us know about the problem, and we hope to see you back in the future. Keep in mind that we do offer a discount on your next stay if you choose to return.
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5

The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? From the moment we arrived, till the moment we left, we were totally enveloped in the laid back world of Eleuthera, and this absolute gem of a cottage. The view of the green island and blue sea from the Atlantic facing porch , where we always ate our breakfast, made it hard to leave in the morning. But when we did leave, the north/central location of the cottage made it easy to explore beaches both north, south, and nearby. And the beaches were extraordinary: some picture postcard Caribbean with the calmest water and softest sand, some fronted by coral and crashing waves, and everything in between. And on most of them, there was no one else around - we usually had the whole beach to ourselves. The cottage, as other reviewers have said, is extraordinarily well equipped, with everything from beach gear (chairs, umbrella, coolers, snorkel gear, kayaks) to every pot and pan you could hope for (plus a rack of spices, cutting boards, utensils and tupperware galore). The decor is comfortable and homey, and the rattan on the ceiling makes you feel like you're in a kubu (a Filipino bamboo hut) ... except with many more amenities. We loved the small touches, like the overhead fans with blades shaped like palm fronds, and the towels with sea shell patterns. Carlene and Dave, the owners, provide a wealth of information about the cottage and the island, so you're well prepared for your stay. And Laura, the manager/housekeeper, lives just next door, and can answer any questions you might have. We ate at home except for one meal out (at the Front Porch Restaurant, which was awesome!), and we managed to find not only groceries but also fresh produce and bread an easy drive away (pay attention to the owner's info about shopping hours and produce deliveries - and check out the small farm stand called Hearty Mows just north of the cottage for fresh picked spinach, arugula etc. AND home baked rum cakes that we ate far too many of). When you're home, there is a tv with lots of dvds and also cds that you can play in the dvd player, not to mention loads of books and even board games. As you can see, staying in this cottage feels like a home away from home ... make that a home very far away from home. The wifi makes it easy to stay connected if you want to, but we didn't want to. We were content to rest easy, watching the blue sea, listening to the surf, and feeling the soft touch of the trade winds, in our island home.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks so much for such a glowing review! We want our little home away from home to feel like YOURS when you are there. I do love to cook so the kitchen is "nearly" fully stocked. I have taken your suggestions into account and those 3 items are being shipped as we speak. It sounds like you had a wonderful time on Eleuthera and we hope that you will return again to our little piece of paradise. We are fortunate to have people like you staying in our island home...
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Brainerd, Mn and Marathon, Fl
5

Excellent stay. Nice people!

  • 5 of 5

As you can see, we went during the off-season. We love the tranquility. Beautiful beaches and few tourists. Fewer restaurants were open, but enough. The caretaker and her husband are very nice people and informative. Nice views! We like this island more than Grand Bahama or Nassau area because the people are friendlier.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for posting a review of your stay. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed Eleuthera and our island home. We hope to see you back in the future.
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5

The perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

How to define our stay if not simply wonderful?

I, my wife and our 10 year old son, we stayed 12 days in August 2016.

The cottage is perfectly located, not so far from North Eleuthera and the island's main town (Governor's Harbour).

In the house there is really everything needed for cooking, beach, relaxing.

The elevated position of the house, with views of both the ocean and on the caribbean sea is priceless.

In addition, the Rainbow Beach, 5 minutes walk from the cottage, it is among the best for snorkeling.

The lady who does the cleaning and who lives in a neighboring house, is very useful in case of any special need you should have.

We absolutely suggest this cottage for the perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so MUCH for your great review. We are always so very pleased that others find Eleuthera to be as great a find as we did. We are pleased that the cottage met all of your needs, from the cozy atmosphere to the amazing panoramic views of both shores, which are so very different from each other. We hope that you will choose our island home again for your next stay on Eleuthera, thanks so much for your kind words.
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Island Link
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Cotton Bay Club 9 hole
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Rainbow Beach
Car: necessary

Being almost centrally located on the island is a big bonus, making it easy to explore from north to south. Wide open ocean views, two completely different looking seas, are the best feature of this cozy home. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and on the back porch with a cold cocktail or brew and enjoy the surf of the Atlantic side or the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean side, so different in their beauty; second street back from the water of each shore.

See the ocean without having to lift your head off of the pillow. Porch rockers, deck chairs/tables, hammocks and hammock chairs make it a relaxing stay. Do as little or as much as you want. The island, with it's natural beauty and friendly people, is a great place to explore. Every beach is different from the last, every turn in the road brings new unforgettable vistas and fun in the sun.

Take out the sea kayaks to explore the water and have even more adventure by exploring by auto on land. An auto is a must to get around. Snorkeling on Eleuthera is so much better than you may have experienced elsewhere because there haven't been mass crowds to spoil or damage the reefs like in places teeming with tourists.

The cottage will fit all of your needs, from a laundry room to a kitchen stocked with every large and small appliance that you will need.

Two master suites serve well for comfort and convenience. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. We believe in making your stay as easy as possible. We also provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel gear (vests, snorkels, masks and fins), floats, koozies, coolers, ice blocks, and a picnic pack. Just bring your clothes and personal items!

The cottage has satellite tv with sirius/XM radio, WIFI internet, cell and land phones for your use, great movie selection, books for adults and children, games, playing cards, puzzle books and jigsaw puzzles, plus other amenities that you don't find in other vacation homes.

We will provide you with a lot of information about the cottage, the island, other islands you may want to visit, where to get groceries, sites to see, things to do, auto rental suggestions, etc.

You'll find sand, sun and fun at our island home on Eleuthera!

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Rates & Availability

Rainbow Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mar 7 to Aug 12
Mar 7 2017 - Aug 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
$3,500
 
 
Aug 13 to Oct 31
Aug 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$854
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

From $925/wk off peak to $1015/wk peak; **additional weeks for cheaper nightly rate so just ASK about discounted weekly (or longer) rates**
Peak season Nov 1 thru May 31 is $1015/wk
(Peak=$145/night for 5 to 7 nights and $150/night for 3 and 4 nights)
Off Peak season June 1 thru Oct 31 is $925/wk
(Off peak=$132/night for 5 to 7 nights; $140/night for 3 and 4 nights)
Additonal $300 security/damage deposit required at booking and returned immediately following departure.
Additional deposit of $100 and $10 more per night for a pet.
Additional $60 cleaning fee to be left in cottage.
$10 more each night for small child as 5th guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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