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Comfortable Studio - Semi Tropical Paradise

Bedrooms Studio
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Efficiency apartment with 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2 adults (plus 1 or 2 children)

A tranquil 'getaway' location where you can relax in a natural garden backdrop, sitting on a covered terrace, feel the cool breeze and listen to the birds.

Walk 15 minutes to the beach (or drive - car recommended), stopping at a friendly cafe for drinks and a meal.

This efficiency comes equipped with a full kitchen (compact range) including a microwave, TV (cable feed), wi-fi internet and air conditioning.

On this semi tropical island all amenities are a short drive away....banks / ATM's, grocery stores, shopping, beaches, restaurants, historic sites, cinemas, gambling and Paradise Island.

The efficiency has a double bed and a pull out sofa that would be suitable for two children.

Minimum stay of four days.

More Details

Neil Behagg
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Neil Behagg

Your hosts Neil and Joann have lived in this location for the past 23 years.

Neil is an expat hailing from Britain and has resided in The Bahamas since 1979.

Joann is Bahamian and is from Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera being a teacher, professor and ceramic artist.

Neil Behagg purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Neil Behagg chose New Providence

We developed this property from a vacant site on the old 'Sir Harry Oakes' property in a quiet residential area.

What makes this cottage unique

The house and garden are a natural setting using the slope of the land to advantage we have retained the effect of cool breezes and natural aspects of the site.


Nassau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom has large shower and single basin
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • queen sized bed with storage below
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Comfortable Studio - Semi Tropical Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed with my spouse in the studio so while ago (more than a year!) that I can't even select the right date when writing this review. For some reasons I wasn't able to write the review right after the stay, then it slipped out of my head and I was able to remember about it only when I was away from PC, etc., etc., etc. So, Neil, sorry for the delay, but I hope later is better than never here :)

The main reason I still think that I have to write it is because Neil is a super good host - very polite, responsive and kind. For example, we didn't rent a car and he gave us his cell and offered to give us a ride from the beach and grocery store if we needed it! I would like to thank him for this, because it probably sounds very trivial, but can be hard to find nowadays.

Overall, the studio is well located, a bit away from the shore, but short walk didn't bother us at all. We felt very safe here. There is a back yard with lime and coconut trees (fruits of which we were allowed to eat - aka local organic :)).

We found everything we needed in the studio and in my opinion it's a perfect place for the price, so if you are not looking for top expensive luxury spot - this one is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi guys, Many thanks for submitting the review and of course the review itself. It was a pleasure having you guys stay and great to help you enjoy your Bahamian experience. We look forward to seeing you if you are in the area again. Best wishes, Neil
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Wonderful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this studio for two weeks and it was a perfect spot for our holiday. The rental was far enough away from the tourist crowds but close to Cable beach and some lovely little restaurants and shops. We didn't end up renting a car, but we found the walking nice. The bus service was also great, making it easy to go to downtown Nassau. Having access to a kitchen was great, and there was a nice supermarket nearby,which made stocking up easy. The apartment was spotless and well-equipped. They provided us with fresh sheets and towels regularly. Neil was a great help to us during our holiday and even took us grocery shopping twice to help us get food and water and lent us a cell phone to make calling a taxi driver that much easier. He also drove us down the coast , pointing out beaches to check out. Neil went above and beyond what we expected, and we were happy to have chosen his rental for our trip. Thanks again for everything, best wishes!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, As ever it was a pleasure helping you to enjoy your stay in The Bahamas and many thanks for the review. regards, Neil
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Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We were honeymooners who had ended up with a bad hotel. We contacted Neil after our first night in Nassau and he was able to accommodate us on the same day! He recommended we get a car and he was the perfect host. Providing beach towels, fresh linens, giving us maps and advising us of the local hot spots. We stayed for 9 nights and literally carved out our little piece of paradise in this studio. Neil thank you so much for turning our honeymoon around!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Many thanks for the great review and we were happy to help and glad your stay here turned out well in the end. Hope to see you again...good luck with everything. Neil
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great place in peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the unit and it was great .the location , the tranquility, the owners, everything was just as seen and described. Most of the best beaches are close and to be able to cook at home we saved alot of money .The grocery store is very close also. The deck was awesome . The owner Neil was fabulous to deal with answering my many questions. The condo is a great price and in a very nice location ,I would highly recommend this place to anyone

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Many thanks for the nice was a pleasure having you all here and we are both glad your stay was enjoyable and that the unit suited your needs...we hope to see you again. best wishes, Neil
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Peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5

This studio is in a perfect spot! Clean, well maintained and has all one needs on a vacation. It is located in nice, clean and safe upscale neighborhood. Short drive to all the spots one would like to visit while in Nassau, but secluded enough to avoid the tourism and the crowds of the cruise liners and the resorts. One lovely and our "to go to" beach, Cable Beach, is just down the hill from the studio. We were able to visit all other beautiful spots from here and still spent half a day on the beach. Easy access to: Compass Point, Paradise Beach, Cabbage Beach, downtown, and the airport. Neil and Joann are very lovely people, always being there when we needed. Thank you for all your help and advice! Thank you also for creating such a peaceful garden that we enjoyed every morning! It was truly restful waking up to the fresh cool air and birds singing in the palm trees. We loved having our breakfast under the lime tree every morning.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks guys for your kind was great to have you and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday experience here. We look forward to seeing you again when you want another break from the cold. Thanks again. Neil
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

This little studio was exactly what my boyfriend and I needed: it was comfortable, homey, well-furnished, and easy to keep clean. It's in a very nice neighborhood away from the resorts and touristy parts of Nassau, and we felt like we had a very authentic Bahamian experience staying here. The garden was beautiful and extremely relaxing as well! The property is within easy driving distance (and in some cases walking distance) of great restaurants, beaches, and grocery stores. Neil was an excellent resource for us, and beyond accommodating. He provided us with everything that we needed and then some, checked in with us periodically to answer any questions, comments, concerns, or needs, and to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves. He recommended some excellent restaurants and activities including the Anchorage at Arawak Cay and a day trip to Rose Island. We highly recommend the property, and if we ever make it back to Nassau, we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Neil!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, Many thanks for your comments it was a pleasure having you both stay and I am glad you enjoyed your "Bahamian' experience. I look forward to seeing you again. best wishes, Neil
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nassau International
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Potters Cay...ferry to Family Islands
Car: recommended

Quiet residential area with access to beaches, grocery and other shopping, historic sites and only 20 minutes from the airport (by car).

Must see the historic Fort Charlotte, the old jail building and downtown Nassau.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

deposit of 50% of rental due on making the reservation.
full fee due 30 days prior.
cancel 30 to 14 days prior.....loss of 50% or $300-00.
cancel within 14 days...full loss.
cleaning fee of $80-00 each rental.
Security deposit of $350-00 required by the start of rental period. This is refundable following confirmation of no damage to the property / etc.