Relax and get away from the stress of a busy life. The Bahamas consists of over 700 islands of which Grand Bahama is just one. Although it is a quiet island there is plenty for adults and kids alike to do but don't expect packed beaches and night clubs. This island is about relaxing and enjoying good food, miles of beautiful white beaches and year round good weather. This house is a brand new island style house but with modern luxury. The master bedroom has a king bed, double vanity, tub, toilet and shower with body jets, along with large walk in closet and French door access to the covered patio and pool. Bedroom 2 has queen bed, closet, en-suite bathroom with shower panel. Bedroom 3 has queen bed, 2 closets, Jack & Jill bathroom with shower over tub. Bedroom 4 has twin beds with Jack & Jill bathroom. Main living area is open plan with 56' LED wall mounted TV, French doors lead from the lounge area to the covered patio and pool area. The kitchen area is furnished with custom made cabinets and a large 10'x5' island with seating which is great for gathering around whilst preparing meals. Appliances are modern stainless steel including; dish washer, double wall oven, gas cooktop, microwave, full size fridge freezer with ice and water dispenser. The dining area is next to the kitchen and has a 10' long custom made table with bench seating around two sides and seating on the other two sides which will easily accommodate all guests at one time to make meal times a social event. The dining area has French doors leading on to the covered patio and pool area. The master bedroom, lounge, dining area and kitchen have views of the waterfront as well as the pool area so if kids are playing outside or in the pool the parents will have a good view. The pool has been designed and built for entertaining, with a gently sloping 'beach access' allowing wheelchair access and a safe play area for kids to play in the water which slopes from 0' to approx. 4' in the deepest area though the majority of the pool is around 2 feet. The sides of the pool have built in seating allowing you to sit in the water whilst having a glass of wine or soda. The gentle slope is also perfect for laying in the water whilst sunbathing at the same time. Sun beds and a table allow for sitting or sunbathing on the limestone deck. A separate annex to the main house has self contained studio apartment with its own secure entry via a locked staircase. This apartment has a queen bed, sofa, small kitchen and separate bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity. The main house is tiled throughout with marble tiles for that luxury feel.
- Bungalow4500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
5 Bed, 4 1/2 Bathroom Including Separate Studio Appartment
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About Wayne Olsen
My wife and I moved to Grand Bahama from the UK 8 years ago and decided to build our home here. We now have a successful Custom House building company which has built some of the finest homes on Grand Bahama. This house is built on the property adjacent to our own home and is built to the same high standards as my clients homes.
Why Wayne Olsen chose Freeport
We decided to build in this area because although the area is quiet, it is close enough to the local beach and its bars that we can walk there in a few minutes. One of the few locations on the island where you have waterfront canal property within walking distance of the beach.
What makes this Bungalow unique
This home has been designed and built with a large group of renters in mind, from the beach entry pool for pool entertaining to the large open plan kitchen and dining area with oversized dining table and bench seating making it ideal for family or group get togethers. The ramp access to the house and pool/patio area also make it accessible for wheel chairs and people with mobility problems.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Best vacation ever!
We have been renting homes from VRBO and Home Away for the last 15 years. We have stayed in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and other states as well. This is by far the best experience we have had. We really enjoyed staying in Grand Bahamas. The five bedroom house was incredible. The pictures do not do it justice. The house had all the amenities one could ask for. Modern appliances, flat screen TV, great lighting, huge common area. I could go on and on.
The house not only included a fantastic pool, it also included access to the canals on Grand Bahama and only a short walk to a great beach. Our hosts Wayne and Gill, were awesome. Who gets a house that comes with a boat to enjoy the canals? Just incredible. Did I mention no fee to use the boat. The beaches on Grand Bahama were just beautiful. What a great experience we had.
Our hosts were outstanding. Wayne picked us up and transported us to the house. He also arranged for rental cars for us upon our arrival. As it turned out, there was an issue relating to the cars. Wayne made sure the issue was resolved and that we would be treated fairly. Wayne and Gill ensured we had no problems during our stay at their lovely home. Wayne and Gill allowed us to check in early and check out late. Again, no additional charges.
Wayne and Gill actually live next to the rental property. We hardly ever saw them. When we did, it was because we had some questions or needed their assistance. They are two of the nicest people I have ever meet. Great vacation, in large part because of Wayne and Gill. We don't normally go back to places we have vacationed. In this instance I plan on making an exception. Lovely island, lovely house and lovely people.
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet such a nice family group. You would be made very welcome if you choose to rent from us again. If you visit the island we hope you pop in and say hello even if you are not renting our property.
Wayne and Gill
A Great Family Week on Grand Bahama
Our family of 10, Mom and Dad, Two Children and their spouses and 4 grandchildren aged from 4 months to 5 years had a great week at Wayne Olsen's posh rental house near Taino Beach. The house was well appointed, with a high-end kitchen, marble floors and a zero entry pool for the kids. With Wayne next door, it was like having a personal island guide. When we come back to Grand Bahama, we will definitely try to stay at this property again, although we know it is in high demand.
Thank you for deciding to rent our property. Sorry it took so long to respond to your review, we have only just received it.
Wayne and Gill
Too wonderful for words!
What a WONDERFUL holiday home for a family, extended family, and a couple of small children. This property is everything that the listing says it is and more. The pool is great for little tiny kids (two under 4) as well as adults who just want to relax with a cool drink. Beautifully appointed, great location, and two extremely friendly and helpful owners right next door (especially helpful when we were struggling with the charcoal grill; we are used to propane!). We had a lot of fun with the kayaks and the boat as well. Wayne and Gil were so helpful with restaurant recommendations, activity recommendations, beach recommendations, etc. They never sent us astray. We could not have been more pleased and can't wait to return with the rest of the family.
It was our pleasure, we look forward to seeing you all again.
Wayne and Gill
Like a home !
Beautiful home, clean, funtional, comfortable. Felt like our home. Owners allways were ready to help us, and they were extremely generous and responsive. I hope we go back soon. Thanks a lot.
We were very happy to host you and your family, thank you for choosing our property.
Wayne and Gill
Great Property! Perfect for a large group.
We had a family of 10 at this house for the last two weeks of November 2015. It was perfect for all of us, especially the kids and one guest in a wheelchair. There was plenty of sleeping space and we especially liked the large kitchen and dining room space; it made our large family dinners enjoyable and comfortable. The pool was amazing and the kids loved it, rain or shine. It has a gradual entry so it was perfect for all of our kids, even the toddler. There's a nice view of the canal system and we had access to the boat, which we used a number of times. The kids also enjoyed jumping and fishing off the dock, and going for daily kayak rides. The location was nice and quiet and we felt it was easy to get around to the grocery store, the marketplace and various beaches (Taino beach is just a quick walk up the road). Wayne and Gillian were great hosts and since they live right next door they were able to check-in regularly to see how we were doing. They also made great recommendations as to where we might like to go during our stay. We also really appreciated that they went out and bought a pack and play (playpen) for our baby, so that we didn't have to bring one from home. We had an amazing family vacation and this house was perfect for us; I'd highly recommend it if you're traveling with a large group.
Thank you for your review. It was really nice to hear the kids playing in the pool, even if it was raining!
Paradise for a great price
The house was absolutely beautiful and Wayne and Jill were so wonderful! What a fabulous place to host a girls getaway! I highly recommend staying here and will be back for sure! The backyard with pool and having use of a boat up and down the canal are just some of the many pluses! All of us are just so sad we had to leave! Thank you Wayne for the excellent hospitality! Cheers!
You are very welcome and thank you for your review. You girls sure had a party!
Our rental home is located on a quiet canal that is within 2 minutes boat ride to the ocean. The beautiful white sand of Taino Beach is an easy 3 minute walk on flat roads, on the way you could stop and watch the dolphins swimming in the UNEXSO dolphin lagoons. On Taino Beach you will find Tony Macaroni's Beach Bar as well as the famous Fish Fry where every Wednesday evening the beach bars come alive with music for both locals and tourists to dance to whilst watching the moon rise over the ocean and taking in the distinct aromas and tastes of the fish fry. During the day Taino Beach is quiet and it is not unusual to be the only person on the beach. Alternatively rent a car and drive 5 minutes in to Port Lucaya where there are lots of bars, restaurants, gift shops, duty free jewellery stores and live entertainment in the open air Count Basie Square. Alternatively walk around the marina looking at the beautiful yachts and boats. The casino is also located in the Memories Hotel in Port Lucaya and is open to the public if you are feeling lucky and want to try your hand at the tables or slot machines.