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Amazing Ocean Views from Every Room. Kayaks, Beach and Snorkel Gear Included.

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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!
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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one person in group has to be 21 yrs of age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    A great place for families with children of any age. Very little traffic on roads near cottage, in quiet area. Pack n play for children up to 35 pounds. Will allow 5 persons if one is a small child....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking only allowed outside and all trash must be picked up. NO CANDLES with real flames allowed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small pets allowed for an additional rental fee ($10 per night) each and additional deposit ($100 extra)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    tv/dvd player...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    tv with dvd player...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeper prepares house for arrival and cleans at the end of your stay...moreless


  • Books:

    Large assortment of adults and childrens books, puzzle books, puzzles, games, playing cards, dominoes, etc.(playing cards in drawer in dining table)...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    Very large selection of movies and tv shows ...moreless

  • Games:

    Small assortment of games like scrabble, checkers, dominoes, jigsaw puzzles and puzzle books. Playing cards in drawer in dining table...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    very small assortment of music cds...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    150+ channels of Dish Network with Sirius/XM radio...moreless

  • Television:

    3 flat screen tvs, one connected to satellite and the other two have dvd players, very large selection of movies/tv shows on dvd...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Very large selection of movies/tv shows...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Near 4 beaches, 3 Atlantic beaches and one Caribbean side beach....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Gorgeous views of Atlantic ocean from every room in the house, can see water on both sides at once in some rooms. Two very different views of the Atlantic, one rough and dark, the other calm turquoise...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean side, SECOND STREET BACK FROM THE WATER ON BOTH SIDES...moreless

  • Rural:

    house is in an area which is not heavily populated...moreless

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


  • Dining:

    beautiful solid rain-forest wood table and chairs seats 6, bamboo thatch matting on alternate walls and ceiling to give the "island feel"...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Mini split ac units throughout the house, very quiet and efficient...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size clothes dryer...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    Not to be used by guests...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Mini split ac units are also heaters/dehumidifiers/fans...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding, towels, wash cloths, dish towels and dish cloths as well as beach towels are provided. Iron and ironing board provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open concept living/dining with pass through into kitchen to provide good ventilation and open concept for entertaining, bamboo thatch matting on alternate walls and ceiling to give the "island feel" ...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell phone time can be purchased all over island - no homeowner fee for using phone. Enables you to have a phone with you while out and about. Much cheaper than using cell phone from another country...moreless

  • Parking:

    Off road parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking in driveway...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Must buy time on cell/landline for int'l calls. All Eleuthera calls and incoming are free on land line. island cell to cell free, all other cell calls need money on phone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Large number of towels provided for baths, beach towels also provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size washing machine...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed DSL internet...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Can give you information to contact for someone to buy groceries and come to cook a meal on a daily, or less frequent basis at an EXTRA FEE....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    drip coffee maker, coffee grinder and French coffee press...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Two full sets of pots and pans as well as baking dishes. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes provided...moreless

  • Freezer:

    In refrigerator...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen, everything that you will need during your stay....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    margarita machine, toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, coffee press, blender, rice cooker, hand mixer, crock pot, mini food processor, portable oven, waffle iron ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size oven as well as portable oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spice rack provided, most guests leave condiments and/or other items in the fridge that they haven't used up...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full size refrigerator/freezer ...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove (cooking with gas is better!)...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 slice toaster as well as toaster oven...moreless


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    We will give you information about boat rental...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Porches on front and back of cottage with close panoramic views. Porches provide views of both seas (deck chairs, hammocks, hammock chairs and rocking chairs); second street back from water on each side....moreless

  • Golf:

    9 holes at Cotton Bay Club south of Rock Sound...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two one person kayaks with seats, vests, paddles, anchors etc....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    coconut palms (don't eat coconuts), Christmas palms, and other palms, landscaped yard with shrubs, lilies, sea grapes (good to eat), flowers. Aloe vera plants in backyard are great for sunburn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas grill on back porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Large porch runs full length of house on front and another porch on the back is the full size of the kitchen/hall/laundry...moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    Tennis court nearby, 4 rackets and tennis balls provided (do not take tennis balls from behind the shutters or you will be kept awake at night when windy)...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    snorkel masks, fins, snorkels...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 39 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 7 to Aug 12
Mar 7 - Aug 12, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,015 $3,500
Aug 13 to Oct 31
Aug 13 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$854 $2,900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,015 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Governor's Harbour
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rainbow Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Island Link
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cotton Bay Club 9 hole
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Queen's Highway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Rainbow Inn
0.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

    Uncle Ted at Alabaster beach

  • living room and dining area

    living room and dining area

  • one master has toilet, shower/tub combo and vanity with sink

    one master has toilet, shower/tub combo and vanity with sink

  • one of the baths, other has walk in shower

    one of the baths, other has walk in shower

  • we provide beach chairs/towels, coolers, koozies, picnic set, beach umbrella

    we provide beach chairs/towels, coolers, koozies, picnic set, beach umbrella

  • 2 sea kayaks, vests, anchors included

    2 sea kayaks, vests, anchors included

  • cold Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas

    cold Kalik, the beer of the Bahamas

  • Preacher's cave in the north

    Preacher's cave in the north

  • view from back porch, water is so different from the front porch view

    view from back porch, water is so different from the front porch view

  • galley style kitchen

    galley style kitchen

  • front porch is full length of house with rockers and deck chairs/tables

    front porch is full length of house with rockers and deck chairs/tables

  • smuggler's beach nearby

    smuggler's beach nearby

  • The view from the front porch, water is closer than it appears

    The view from the front porch, water is closer than it appears

  • living room, flat screen tv (50 inch)

    living room, flat screen tv (50 inch)

  • one master has walk-in shower, toilet and vanity with sink

    one master has walk-in shower, toilet and vanity with sink

  • beautiful lighthouse beach

    beautiful lighthouse beach

  • sunset on Eleuthera

    sunset on Eleuthera

  • Glass window bridge

    Glass window bridge

  • abundant sea life

    abundant sea life

  • Rainbow Beach nearby, seclusion at its best is normal with a LOT of the beaches

    Rainbow Beach nearby, seclusion at its best is normal with a LOT of the beaches

  • Newly tiled countertop in kitchen, also tiled both bath counters

    Newly tiled countertop in kitchen, also tiled both bath counters

  • Back porch with deck chairs

    Back porch with deck chairs

  • view from back porch

    view from back porch

  • Hidden beach nearby

    Hidden beach nearby

VRBO #49409

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017

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