|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Located in gated prestigious Fortune Cay Club, this stunning island style cottage sits directly on a powdery sandy beach considered one of the finest on Grand Bahama. The property is called 'Paradise' and fully deserves this name - just read the comments in the guestbook!
Combining a relaxed Bahamian styled exterior with 5 star luxury inside, this beach home is a gem. Recently renovated to the highest standards, the home boasts granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, hardwood floors, and gourmet kitchen. The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 en suite full bathrooms. The master and guest bedroom look out on the turquoise Bahamian sea and have French doors that lead onto a spacious deck. Other amenities include pool, and tennis courts.
This property provides the perfect getaway from the stress and strain of modern life and is ideal for a relaxing family holiday or romantic break. Although it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city it is only 30 minutes flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, and can be reached by direct flights from Atlanta, New York, Charlotte and Toronto.
This is me with my family on the beach right outside the property. We live in the UK but love to get over to Grand Bahama as often as possible - if you've experienced the weather in the UK then you'll understand why!
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
We rented this property in March 2008 and found it so perfect that we bought it a few months later. We love the property, it's location and the beautiful island of Grand bahama. We enjoy the wonderful feeling of relaxation and security.
Although only 30 minutes flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama feels like a different world. The pace of life is relaxed and you can feel the stress falling away from you as soon as you arrive. Every time we arrive at the villa and step out onto the deck we still go 'wow' at the spectacular view of the turquoise view of the ocean, just steps away.
“We loved location, house and beaches. It was a great experience to find a fairly "untouched" and virgin place so closed to the main land. We have the entire beach in front of the house for ourself. We rented a boat and explored the near by location (including a little isolated island) and we used our car to explore the entire island. It was a really great experience”
My wife, 2 young children (aged 3 and 5) and I spent three wonderful weeks in this house. It is the first time I have been anywhere where the property is actually better than the sales pics. While the property is as you see it on the YouTube video it actually feels more spacious when you get inside and the beach/ocean is far closer than expected. The house is also extremely well equipped and you feel very much looked after by the local manager.
In terms of positioning the property couldn't be in a better spot and the beach and water are very safe for small kids. There is also some decent snorkelling 30yrds off the shore.
It is close enough to the amenities and main town (10 mins drive) but far enough away to feel a sense of detachment from the world..
There is also enough to do on the island (don't miss the dolphin experience) if you can be bothered to drag yourself from the beach!
I can't recommend this property enough.
Our family stayed at this beautiful home for 10 days and we just fell in love with it. The pictures truly do not reflect the beauty of it and the exquisite taste in which the home is decorated!! Everything to the last detail was beyond our expectations!!! We will see you again and again Paradise!!!!
This was our first time renting from the VRBO website and I will admit we were a little nervous. But once Andrew met us at the airport as promised and arrived at the villa all of our worries vanished. The House looked exactly like the pictures.The kitchen is very well equipped so if you choose to cook you have everything you need. There is a gas grill that we used on a few nights,sat on the porch and ate enjoying the views. I highly recommend bringing snorkel gear so that you can experience the coral reefs right outside the back door. There are also plenty of other activities on the island to keep you busy. We would definitely rent this villa again and have already recommended it to friends and family that are thinking about traveling to Freeport.
My family and I stayed at Paradise Villa from March 1st – 8th, and paradise it was. This vacation far surpassed any expectations we could have had.
Bruce was always quick to respond to our inquiries and went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable with our choice to vacation at his property. He provided us with plenty of information and even gave us suggestions regarding places to visit, restaurants to try and where to get a deal on a car rental.
Being from Wisconsin, where 6 months of the year we’re bombarded with cold and snowy weather, walking through the doors to see windows, with amazing views of turquoise water and sandy beaches, covering the full backside of the house was beyond phenomenal. The house itself was perfect for our family of 7 (3 adult couples and one small child). The bedrooms were fantastic and it was wonderful that each had its own adjoining bathroom. The living room, large kitchen and huge deck were incredible. In fact, I don’t think we ate one meal inside, we had every one of them outside overlooking the ocean.
The beach was absolutely fantastic, and completely deserted most days, aside from the occasional walker. Most of our days were spent lying on the beach, reading, playing in the sand and water and simply enjoying the incredible weather and beautiful location. We did venture out a few times though, shopping at Port Lucaya Marketplace, enjoying delicious dinners at Le Med and The Flying Fish, having happy hour and snacks at Banana Bay and taking a fantastic day trip to Gold Rock Beach in Lucayan National Park, which was one of the true highlights of the trip. I don’t think anyone in our party had ever been to a more beautiful and pristine beach. We arrived early one morning to find we had the entire beach to ourselves and it felt like we had walked into a dream. The water was a crystal clear and the white sand beach seemed to go on for miles. If you’re visiting Grand Bahama, definitely make a point to stop at this beach. Believe me, you won’t regret the trip.
When it came time to head home, you could tell everyone in our group was hesitant to leave. It’s definitely hard to return to the “real” world after spending a week in paradise. I would highly recommend spending your next vacation at Paradise Villa in Fortune Cay. In fact, I have a strong feeling we’ll head back to this heavenly locale one day to create even more incredible memories.
My family decided this year to forego a traditional Christmas and instead go on a vacation from the cold and snow. After looking at several other listings on various islands, we decided on Paradise Villa. Wow are we glad we did! Everything we could have asked for and more! Bruce is a gracious host and was a delight to work with - was always prompt to answer any and all questions - and I did ask alot!! LOL We were met at the airport by Andrew, who was wonderful! He took us to the house, which was decorated with a tree and trimmings to put us in the Christmas spirit! The photos do not do the house justice - it is by far more outstanding in person! Very clean and comfortable! In addition, the weekly price includes one complimentary maid service, which we greatly appreciated. Our 2 teenagers (16y/o girl and 14 y/o son) were in the ocean within 20 mins of our arrival finding a vast assortment of sea life - sting rays, conch, fish and even a huge star fish! The location is perfect and we felt completely safe the entire time. The community is gated and my daughter ran in the neighborhood every morning. A short 10 min drive will take you to Solomon's grocery store as well as a wine & spirits store and Italian market all in the same shopping center! I did find it strange how difficult it is to find fresh seafood at the store but Andrew is a great resource should you need anything. He is well connected on the island and seemed to know everybody! Due to the holiday he was unable to cook for us, but we loved having him bring us fresh seafood! One night, he brought fresh hog snapper which we cooked on the grill and ate al fresco on the deck, another night lobster tails. We ate at Andrew's restaurant, Le Med, for lunch which was wonderful - right on the water! Great food and service! Banana Bay was another favorite as we could walk down in our bathing suits for lunch. We also enjoyed the local fish fry down the street - good time to savor some local flavor! Save your money and stay away from China Beach - horrible service and overpriced for your basic Panda Express takeout! We did a snorkeling tour through Reef Masters (near Le Med) and we really had a great time. If we had planned a bit better, I would have liked to check out Deadman's Reef for more snorkeling, but we will save that for next time. And yes, there will definitely be a next time! Already planning on coming back in June 2015 to celebrate our daughter's high school graduation! Thank you Bruce & Anna!
Our family of 6 had the best vacation ever. Our children range in age from 17-24 so it is always worrisome finding a location that will keep everyone happy. They all want to go back so I call that success. The house and property are immaculate and private. Water beautiful with such soft sand once you got beyond the rocks. Given the time of year, there were storms that popped up, but that was all they did. The water did remain choppy and prevented us from doing some kayaking and snorkeling adventures that we looked forward to.
A 5 min walk up the beach takes you to Banana Bay where we ate lots of conch burgers, banana bread and drank cold Coronas. Tony Macaronis was another favorite. His personality is very entertaining. I crave these burgers all of the time. If you decide to have Andrew cook for you, I highly recommend you go over pricing and meal! Ours was $400 and nothing to write home about.
Looking forward to going back!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee per booking||£75.00|
|Notes||These rates are based on 2 guests staying. Additional guests are charged and additional £15 per person per night, up to a maximum of 6. There is an additional cleaning charge of £75 per booking. Christmas and New Year rates are higher - please ask owner.|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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