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An Affordable Home Away From Home @Cat Nap

Melisa Groff

Member since: 2014
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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An Affordable Home Away From Home @Cat Nap

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Rainbow Bay - Cat Nap Cottage

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1200 Square Foot Cottage

A brand-new colonial style island cottage with 2 full bedrooms and 2 full baths. Master bedroom features a Queen bed with attached master bathroom. Second bedroom contains 2 twin beds ideal for children, teenagers or friends.

Cottage contains laundry facilities available to guests.

The open living space contains kitchen with appliances, kitchen ware, dinnerware, cups, coffee pot, etc. Dining room and living room offers comfortable seating with views of the Caribbean from each window and the double sliding door. A selection of books, magazines, games and DVDs are available to guests as well.

The large L-shaped deck is ideal for watching sunsets, enjoy cocktails or grilling burgers. This elevated structure maximizes the ocean breezes in the area.

Cat Nap Cottage is a 5 minute drive (or less) away from Hidden Beach, Come n Go Beach, Smugglers Beach and The Rainbow Bay Inn & Restaurant/Bar and less than 5mins walking time to Rainbow Bay beach. However, the property is secluded enough with Rainbow Bay to avoid the noise of neighbors or stray dogs.

The cottage has snorkel gear, beach towels, cooler, goggles, boogie boards, golf cart, etc available to our guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melisa Groff (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2015

About Melisa Groff

A 9th generation Bahamian who has been active in education for the past 20+ years. I have decided to share the beauty of this Family island with others. Come visit my home :-)

Melisa Groff purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Melisa Groff chose Rainbow Bay

Rainbow Bay is a quiet, beautiful piece of heaven. Its amazing ocean views from each location constantly provide a changing view of the Atlantic & Caribbean oceans. The small community is a tranquil place where visitors are frequently seen walking throughout the area taking photos of sunrises and sunsets. The 4 accessible beaches allows for beach hopping without leaving Rainbow Bay. Rainbow Bay Inn & Restaurant provides a quick location for entertainment and meals when you wish to leave your cottage. This cottage is about 5minutes walking distance to Rainbow Beach.

Rainbow Bay is also close enough to several island communities and other beaches to make exploring and day trips an exciting and easy excursion.

What makes this cottage unique

This brand new property has not had the wear & tear of many rental properties and can provide a spacious environment that can be ideal as a base camp for daily excursions and yet peaceful enough to mornings at home drinking coffee and evening watching the sunset off the L shaped deck. The 5 min walk to Rainbow Bay Beach with its tiki huts is perfect for an afternoon of snorkling and sunbathing. We have a golf cart for use in Rainbow Bay and a rental car is also available to guests. Available airport transfers make your vacation smoother.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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An Affordable Home Away From Home @Cat Nap
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Charleston sc
5

best secret spot on the planet

  • 5 of 5

Melisa and her home where amazing and did not disappoint. Very clean well maintained in an amazing location. My family felt safer in Eleuthera than we did in our own home and with all of the amazing beaches so close we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing vacation! We loved it so much we bought a lot in Rainbow Bay but don't tell anyone because we like it just the way it is.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mechanicsburg, PA
5

A Wonderful Month!

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, Eleuthera is not for everyone. Very little shopping or night life. We tended to stay in at night because the "highway" is two lanes, very dark, and they drive on the left side. Having said that, it was exactly what we were looking for and Cat Napp is the perfect place to stay. Our two adult daughters came along for the first two weeks and I thought they might get bored. They didn't at all. In fact, they'd love to go back and found the island very beautiful. It's probably one of the few islands to not be built up so exploring, laying on the beach and relaxing are the highlights. Rainbow Bay is in the middle of the island, so going north or south was no problem. I would highly recommend you rent Melisa's car for your entire trip as we found we were out exploring or going to the store almost daily. If you do rent the car, you will not need the golf cart. It was fun going to the beach with it, but the car does fine. The beach is about 8/10 of a mile from the house, so we found nothing was within walking distance. The cart CANNOT go on Queens Highway. We loved The Front Porch for lunch or dinner. The owners Francis and Gina are very personable and it was the best food we had. Sammy's Bar at the Sky Beach Resort has a great view and he also was a great bartender. Tippy's on Banks Road was good. Avoid Da Spot. Others we met who had been here before told us they vacuum pack & freeze meat and pack it in checked luggage. Great idea. It is VERY expensive to buy anything. Milk was $9-12 per gallon. The Shopping Center (one building) in North Eleuthera had the best selection and value and was worth the drive for groceries. There is also a larger store in Gov. Harbor. East & Final and JR in James Cistern were more for picking up a few things. The third week we finally found a bakery in Gov. Harbor. Turn next to the Burrows and follow signs. The only bargain on the island!! If you go to Harbour Island, get the exotic conch salad which has fruit in in and get mild or medium. I think the hot will blow the top of your head off. We spent a lot of time searching for beaches that we didn't find. Or we found them and the access was a narrow dirt road filled with holes that we didn't think was passable. Rainbow Bay Beach was wonderful. The water was a little chilly and it was unusually breezy, but we thought it was paradise. Melisa was absolutely wonderful to work with & we would go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and your family. I know your daughters had a lot of fun on the beaches and had the tans to prove it. You are welcome back to the isle of freedom and Cat Nap anytime. We will keep an eye on 'your' beach for you.
Mason City, IA USA
5

Heavenly...

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's fourth trip to the beautiful island of Eleuthera. The Cat Nap was the perfect place to lay our heads at the end of a fabulous day of exploring and beaching. The home is newly constructed and well stocked with linens and several kitchen items, as well as games and puzzles. Melisa is very friendly and easy to work with. Access to a vehicle and golf cart makes guests' stays even simpler. Our family enjoyed both Melisa and her beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host your your family. The kids have such expressive personalities :-) It always made me smile to pass them on the golf cart heading to the beach. I look forward to hosting you again in 2015. Smiles :-)
Cullowhee, NC, USA
5

Western Carolina University geology professor and students

  • 5 of 5

In 15 years of coming to Eleuthera for research, the Cat Nap cottage was by far the best place I have ever stayed. If you like a quiet place away from the tourist traps, this is the perfect location. Beaches on both the Atlantic and sound side of the island are easily accessible with a short drive, or a long, but easy walk. The cottage is clean, well maintained and Melisa was very responsive and easy to work with. The place is fully stocked and you can't beat the price!

A car is a must if you want to explore the island. We rented one out of Rock Sound, but should have just rented Melisa's jeep. It would have been far easier. Alternatively, if you are just looking for a quiet place without much exploring, Melisa's golf cart will get you to the critical spots nearby.

Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! I'll be back for sure, and next time it won't be for work!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous accommodations, perfect location for us,quiet, comfortable, clean, internet access and NO PHONE : ) !!! we have no complaints!

However, the listing has left out one very important feature....the indescribable night sky!!!

Breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winfield, West Virginia
5

Great Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

We chose Catnap for our third trip to Eleuthera and couldn't have been more pleased. The house is very nice and new and in a great location! Melisa was very accommodating and responsive any time we needed anything at all. Being in Rainbow Bay was very quiet, convenient, and central to most of the beaches that we like to explore. We made good use of the grill on the deck and it was nice having wifi to check in with the family. We would definitely recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your time with us. You guys are awesome and are welcome back to Cat Nap any time. Eleuthera is definately the place to be :-) Thanks again. Melisa

Location

Car: recommended

The cottage is less than 5 mins away from 4 beaches, the Cliffs heritage site and the Rainbow Bay Restaurant & Bar. All are located in Rainbow Bay. Cat Nap is also less than 10mins from James Cistern with its great shelling beach, special BBQ days, and 2 grocery stores. It is less than 10mins from Hatchet Bay where Twin Brothers - Home of the Daiquiri is located and local hangout The Spot. There is also a grocery here. Drive South (20mins) to Cocodimama Beach, Governor's Harbour & Cupid's Cay. Drive North to Gregory Town with the Laughing Lizard Cafe, Glass Window Bridge & the Queen's Bath (about 25mins).

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Prices & Availability

From $110 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rainbow Bay in Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a golf cart available for use in Rainbow Bay.

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