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

Bedrooms 2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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

David & Carlene Pearsall
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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 Rainbow Bay

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 equipped 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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Rainbow Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • 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; water views from every room
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • 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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Housekeeper prepares house for arrival and cleans at the end of your stay


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Amazing ocean views from every room. Kayaks, beach and snorkel gear included.
average rating of 4.6862745 based on 72 reviews

Great little getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful and clean! Located in Rainbow bay - we were about an hour from ELH and 35 minutes from Governors Harbor. The Rainbow Inn right down the street had great food and there were other local spots within short driving distance. A rental car is a MUST for your stay on Eleuthera! All in all was a great trip :)

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that you enjoyed Eleuthera and that you found the cottage to your liking. We strive to provide things to help make your stay easier and more enjoyable. Thank you for taking your time to post such a nice review, and we hope to see you back in the future.
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Not a good stay

  • 1 of 5

A stay I would rather forget. The power went off due to a thunderstorm which left us with no power, no water and no internet. The power came on the next day but the water was off or intermittent. The internet was blown throughout. The bathrooms are dirty and the showers look like they have never been cleaned. The kitchen counters were sticky. Not sure what the cleaning lady does for the $60 she charges. The place in pricey and would never recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all I have to ask why this person waited a month after the stay to post this review and why I was never contacted about any issues that the guest had, even though I sent a message after his stay. He never mentioned anything to our cleaning lady when there either, which was the time to do so. In the information that I send to everyone it states that we are not responsible, and cannot control, power, electric, water nor the weather, which were mentioned as issues, (and the guest signs a rental agreement which states that). Eleuthera is a remote island, and at times power/water can be off due to weather or mechanical issues. The next guests said that the internet wasn't working when they arrived and the tech swapped the modem, saying that lightning had ruined it so that problem could have been fixed while this guest was there if he had said so. As for the cleaning issue, as people can see from our reviews, we have never had a bad review for cleaning issues in the many years that we have had this cleaning lady so to suddenly have one after all of this time is very strange, and he didn't mention it when she asked him if everything was ok. She was away the day before the guest arrived so I asked if the person who cleaned in her absence had time to clean the house and I was told that power was an issue when she went to clean, and as I said, no power means no water. If that was the case then I should have been notified so that I could have attempted to contact the guest (though he was in the air traveling to Eleuthera). Even if I had tried to find him different accommodations, if I had known there was a problem, then other homes would have had the same issue at the time. I am sorry for the problems that the guest had, but most of them were beyond our control and we should have been contacted about the these problems when the guest was on Eleuthera, not a month afterwards. I had never accepted a booking in which there is just a day prior to arrival and I won't do so again since there could be a chance of not having water/elec to clean, if this was the case. To those who read this, please don't let one bad review deter you from booking and enjoying our cozy home and the beauty of Eleuthera, and to those who do book with us, we want to know if there are any issues during your stay, we WANT to know so that we can correct those which we are able to correct.
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Beautiful beyond description. Far exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on the beautiful island of Eleuthera. Everything is as advertised. The cottage came equipped with everything we needed. It's beautiful! From the front porch you can see the deep blue bottomless Atlantic Ocean and on the back porch you can see the turquoise blue Caribbean. The beds were comfortable. Carlene generously allows her guests use of her kayaks and snorkel gear. The locals are super friendly. I recommend Stubb's BBQ. Ask about it when you get here. The property manager, Laura, and some of the owner's friends were very helpful in assisting us resolve a few Island problems.

Island challenges: we had low water pressure ( due to city water shut off I think). We weren't able to shower until the last day. Some friends of the owners let us shower at their place which was nice. The power went out a couple of times which wasn't a big deal. The wind was pretty intense at times but it was warm.

Advice: rent a car to fully explore the island. Bring lots of bug spray. 5 minutes out on the porch will have you looking like you have the chicken pox. These mosquitoes are no joke

We had a wonderful experience and definitely plan on returning. If you're looking for peace and quiet away from the tourists this is the place. We explored several different beaches and most of the time we were the only ones there.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. So sorry that you had a couple of issues during your stay, and yes, that is all part of public services on a (somewhat) remote island. But as you said, the best part of a remote island is having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world all to yourself. We are so glad that the cottage had all that you needed and thank you for taking such good care of things while there. We hope to see you back in the future.
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Madison, NJ

One of the best!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was one of the best we have ecountered in many visits to the Caribbean and Bahamas Out Islands. The views of Atlantic and Caribbean from both decks were breezy and relaxing. Every possible amenity is provided such as flat screen tv with hundreds of channels, satellite radio, quiet but powerful a/c, all kitchen appliances, beach chairs, towels, and hot running water for showers. There were so many thoughtful touches provided by the owners. The location in Rainbow Bay is centrally located to make it easy to explore both north and south parts of the Island. We would love to return to visit the many gorgeous beaches that we missed. The neighbors were friendly and rented out their SUV which was extremely convenient. We highly recomend this cottage and give it an A-plus. Wish we were there now!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad that you enjoyed Eleuthera and that the cottage provided all that you needed in a temporary home during your vacation. Having guests who appreciate and enjoy the amenities that we provide makes us glad that we provide a comfortable and more relaxing Eleuthera experience to those who stay at Tranquil Seas. We hope to see you back in the future and keep in mind that we give returning guests a discount, and even more of a discount for you if others book as a result of your referral. It is just our way of saying thank you.
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Orangeburg SC

It has everything you could possibly need!

  • 5 of 5

Eleuthera vacations are all about the beaches. There is everything you could possibly need from snorkel gear, kayaks, beach umbrellas, cooler, etc. The house is very comfortable with good views and an abundance of kitchen gear.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to post a great review. It is totally appreciated. We are very glad that you discovered the beauty of Eleuthera and that the cottage suited your needs. We hope to see you back again!
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Great veiws

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well appointed. It had all we needed in the kitchen and was close to 4 of our favorite beaches. Only thing I would add is a knife sharpener.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review. It is appreciated! We do have a knife sharpener but past experience has prompted us not to leave it out because the last one came up missing and the one that we have is costly. : ( Sorry that it wasn't available for your use, but glad that the house location and amenities met your needs! Hope that you will come back again in the future.
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $300

From $770/wk off peak to $1015/wk peak; **additional weeks for cheaper nightly rate so just ASK about discounted weekly (or longer) rates**

(Nov thru Aug=$145/night for less than 7 nights and Aug thru Oct =$130 for less than 7 nights

Required $300 security/damage deposit to be paid at booking and returned immediately following departure as long as all is as it was when the guest arrived.

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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