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Stress-free Bahamian Vacation Home On The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three Bed Room Three Bathroom House, On The Best Beach On Grand Bahama Island

Entering our home you will be greeted by a wonderful view of the lush tropical gardens and warm turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. French Window/Doors open out from the living room and bedrooms to the covered 1,100 square feet, porch, where you can relax, dine, barbecue.

Our home is on what is considered to be on the best beach on the Island, with crystal-clear warm water, lush tropical vegetation, and a cool breeze. Within the community there are tennis courts and a swimming pool. This is a care free, no stress, comfortable Bahamian-style beach-home.

More Details

Property Manager
Edward Joyce
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2018

About Edward Joyce

We fell in love with this laid back friendly island many years ago. I am an architect and had been searching for a true 'Tropical Bahamian' house where outdoor living is part of the experience. We were fortunate to discover this home through meeting a fellow architect Corry , the architect who designed this small community. His friend was moving back to England and wished to sell his island home. - Edward Joyce and family.

Edward Joyce purchased this house in 2000

Why Edward Joyce chose Freeport

We wanted a home on a safe beach on the ocean, with palm trees , great sand and cool breezes, and a home with Bahamian character.

What makes this house unique

Waterfront, great beach, great swimming, scuba, snorkeling, views, coconuts and palm trees, outdoor dining, comfortable tropical living, great house and great people.


Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Three bathrooms, bath and shower. All ensuite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Three Bedrooms, two with king /queen beds , one with twins. All have private bath. Sleep six people comfortably. Two bedrooms open direct to bahamian porch. Maximum number six. Travel crib and high chair.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
If hiring a car best value at the airport is Brads. Phone number + 242 352 7930 or on web Brads Freeport. Our friend Duke is a taxi driver on the island and will be happy to take you around should you not wish to use a car. Phone 441 0386 ( add +1 prefix from Outside the island ) Our manager will take you from the airport to our home and familiarise you with the home and area.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stress-free Bahamian Vacation Home On The Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
Columbus Ohio

This is a beautiful and expertly maintained home nestled in a delightful gated community.

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed. In fact, the pictures do not do this property justice. It is very comfortable and the views are perfect. There is everything you need in this house for a great beach vacation. Plenty of towels, beach chairs etc. The kitchen has everything you need and the layout could easily accommodate one or more family units. The beach is very private and the bar/restaurant accessible by a short walk down the beach is such a great lunch spot! The owners are very easy to work with and they added a lot of very nice personal touches. Last but definitely not least is Sarah, the property's manager. She met us at the airport, called us a couple of times to check in and made a delicious Bahamian dinner for us on our last night stay! If you are looking to stay on Grand Bahama you cannot go wrong renting this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to read your wonderful comments about our home! It is a good feeling when we hear that our guests appreciate the house and all it has to offer. Sarah said you all seemed to really enjoy yourselves and took advantage of the many wonderful vacation adventures Freeport has to offer. She and Charlie had a really great time with your family at dinner on your last evening! We hope you will be returning for more Bahamian delights! Ona & Ted
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Scottsboro, Alabama, USA

Just What We Were Hoping For!

  • 5 of 5

Stress-free is an apt description! This was a trip made easy thanks to this house and the absolutely amazing assistant- Sarah. She meets you at the airport, guides you through renting a car, leads you to Solomon's for groceries, and then escorts you to the house. Couldn't be easier and more friendly. The Joyce home easily handled 5 of us, and everything we needed was provided, even beach towels. Oma Joyce will give you great communication prior to your arrival. She recommended that we hire Sarah to cook a real Bahamian-style dinner, and that rec was on point- the highlight of the visit.

Definitely hit Banana Bay for lunch right up the beach. For great local eats, Out Da Sea was a hit. We enjoyed the marketplace, UNEXSO, Ocean Motion, Deadman's Reef, the shark feeding at Pier One and East....and Flying Fish Gastro Bar was a very expensive but worth it dinner, best appetizers ever.

5 Stars and hope to return :)

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 4 of 5

We truly loved our vacation in the Bahamas and the house was nice. There was still a lot of damage on the island from the hurricane last year but the diving and beaches were beautiful. The house needs some updating and work but was comfortable and clean. The slats on the patio rails were breaking away due to rusting nails, and it was hard to keep sand out of the house without a shower outside (you can rinse feet but not much more). The house had a lot of space and a family of 6 (4 adults, 2 teens) was very comfortable and we all had our own bathroom. Sarah (who managed the house) was very kind and helpful and picked us up at the airport and took us to get groceries and showed us around the house. We had plenty of beach supplies, rafts, etc. The house was very well stocked and I really appreciated the welcome basket of fruit and goodies. I would definitely recommend this house and the owners were great to work with. We would go back tomorrow if we could.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, thank you very much for your kind words and advise. Yes we will attend to the rails which unfortunately due to the hurricane and particularity salt air need constant attention . Also we would like to keep the home in the local vernacular and are only redecorating in the local style. Thanks for recommending us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and glad to hear you would like to comeback again , which we hope you can soon.
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Kitchener, Ontario

Perfect location, quiet, pristine beach and large, bright, comfy home

  • 5 of 5

We were picked up by Sarah who was happy to show us around. This home is a short distance to grocery store, liquor store, small plaza, and close to main sight seeing sites, and an easy 10 min stroll to the Banana Bay pub on the beach. At the home, we were greeted by a large fruit basket, champagne, various other cold drinks, a large selection of cheese, and lots of basic staples found in the pantry. You don't need to do the grocery store trip right away on arrival. It can wait a day at least. The home as everything you could need, from shampoo, bugspray, to water floatie, books, luxurious bedding, and large rocking chairs on the front porch. The beach is 200 steps away, and is a dream: clear water, lots of snorkeling just at the front, there are rocky areas to explore. We had the beach to ourselves at least half of the time. Gradual gentle slope. And also low tide is just so gorgeous. The location is quiet and super relaxing. We could leave the loundge chairs by the grass on the beach in the evenings. (Don't look for the gazebo, the last storms of fall 2016 took it away.!) The pool at the back is great also. The boys could fish from the beach, got some fun action with a Bone Fish. The owners are so quick to respond to inquiries, and provide the most helpful information. We even had flight cancellations on the way back, we couldn't leave the island (due to the Atlanta storms in the US). We felt comfortable phoning the owners who kindly told us, to not worry and to just stay at the house ! It was so nice of them: everything was booked with a whole plane full of folks who couldn't leave the island, and they just housed us overnight for free. They took great care of us, these people have your back and care about you having a good time. We will return for sure!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a birthday/retirement celebration

  • 5 of 5

Sarah and Charlie are perfect hosts. They took care of any question or need that we had. Although we had high winds from the south everyday during our stay which resulted in non existent snorkeling, even at Deadmans reef, we did enjoy the beaches which our rental car gave us access to. Be sure to check out Old Freetown Beach, on the west side of the Lucayan National Park. Most beautiful deserted beach we found on the whole island which included finding plentiful sea biscuits as well as conks. Thanks to the Joyce family for sharing their beach house!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. I will pass on your thanks to Sarah and Charlie who were upset for you due to the delay of your inward flight due to storms. Unfortunately these storms resulted in murky waters for a few days which from our experience is unusual on the island. The rocks off our beach have an abundance of fish of various size and colour . Maybe next time. We note your recommendations of good beaches for snorkelling . Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Regards The Joyces.
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Beautiful spot in paradise

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice house close to a lovely beach with soft sand and gentle warm water. There were a couple of glitches - for example the air conditioning was not working when we got there. It was repaired, but it took a few days. This was not a major inconvenience as it was not particularly hot and there are fans in the house.

There was a nice shared pool in this gated community. Oddly it did not have any lounge chairs at it. Since we swim in the ocean, this was not really a problem. There was also a very nice tennis court which was well-kept up.

The owner and manager were extremely friendly. Everyone on the island does seem to be very laid-back and gracious.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Banana Bay
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Banana Bay
Car: not necessary

At the Beach, for a stress-free vacation.

Our Bahamian beachside home with accommodations for six is located in an exclusive gated community on the southern part of the Island, fifteen minutes from the International Airport. ( Rate includes up to six people ) .

'Fortune Bay ' is considered the best beach on the Island with white powdered sand, cool breezes, beautiful calm waters, and tropical plants.

Swim, snorkel, fish, and relax on the beach. Dine out on the extensive covered porch.

A leisurely stroll leads you to our favorite beachfront restaurant where you can enjoy fresh seafood dishes, frozen drinks, and wade out into the sandbar. It is a short drive into Port Lucaya where there are many fine restaurants, scuba diving through UNEXSO, deep sea fishing, eco tours, dolphin swims, and nearby golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

CANCELLATION POLICY : $500 Deposit is Required

$500 deposit due at time of booking and is non refundable. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation will result in a credit towards future stay on available dates.

Our fee is for up to 6 people.
We will arrange a suitable payment method with you.
We may have short notice discounts, please enquire.
All beach towels, chairs , everything you need for your beach vacation are provided.

Transfer from airport.
Please ensure you contact by phone our Manager SARAH a week in advance to arrange pick up and trip to house, also Sarah can pick up groceries for you if you have a late arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund