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Indigo Seas- Panoramic Ocean View, Secluded Cottage

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2-3 Bedrooms, 2-3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Indigo Seas is a tropical, secluded two bedroom, two bathroom cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is a guest house on the property with a third bedroom and bathroom available for rent if you need more space. The basic rental fee covers up to four people staying in the main cottage. There is an additional guest fee of $20 per person per night for the fifth and sixth guests which allows you access to the guest house. The cottage is approximately 250 feet from the water, and elevated by about 70 feet, providing a spectacular, 180 degree, unobstructed view of the ocean.

Situated on Ocean Drive in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, there are many beautiful beaches nearby, including Rainbow Bay Beach on the sheltered 'Caribbean' side of the island. Rainbow Bay Beach is one of the best beaches on the island, is calm and shallow, offers great snorkeling, and provides shaded picnic tables and benches. Indigo Seas is also within walking distance of the Atlantic side beaches Smuggler's Beach, Hidden Beach, Twin Beach and Come & Go Beach, and chances are good that you will have all of them entirely to yourselves. Ocean Drive is a quiet, scenic road that runs parallel to the ocean for several miles, perfect for walking or jogging.

Indigo Seas has front and back decks to enjoy the fantastic, panoramic views of the ocean from James Point in the South to Harbour Island in the North. You can relax on the deck and watch the cruise ships go by. The island is only a half mile wide at this spot, so you have easy access to both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides.

The front door opens onto an open plan kitchen and dining area. Beyond is the living room, connected by french doors to the full width back deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The master bedroom off of the living room has a full view of the ocean and both bedrooms have cross breezes from ample windows on two sides and large ceiling and floor fans. The house is furnished with natural wicker that stands on a varnished plank floor. Large overhead fans accentuate the tray ceilings throughout the house. All your living is contained on one floor with three step access from the driveway to the front deck and front door.

The house is connected to town water and also has a 10,000 gallon rainwater cistern under the deck as a backup water supply. Water outages are not uncommon in the out islands so a backup water supply is essential.

Our central location on Eleuthera provides for convenient sightseeing on this 110 mile long island, and day trips to Lighthouse Beach at the southern tip or Harbour Island and Spanish Wells at the northern tip. Short flights from Miami or Fort Lauderdale in Florida (45 minutes) and Nassau (15 minutes) arrive at Governor's Harbour airport (GHB) 15 minutes to the south, and North Eleuthera airport (ELH) 35 minutes to the north. There is also a ferry available from Nassau. Rental cars or taxis are readily available and our local caretaker can pick you up at either airport, provide you with a rental car, and show you to the house if you wish. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and beverage stores are all within a 5-10 minute drive. The nearby Rainbow Inn has some of the best food on the island, as well as a bar and live music.

Eleuthera is known for it's pristine and deserted pink sand beaches and it's friendly out island charm. Tourists are well received on the island, and there is very little crime, so you can enjoy your stay and explore this historic island with no concerns for safety.

Scroll down to the 'Links to more information' area of this page and have a look at a video tour of the house and our view of the ocean. Don't hesitate to phone or email us with questions, as we love to talk about Eleuthera. We would love to provide suggestions on airlines, car rentals, the best beaches and restaurants, and any other information that you need in planning your vacation on Eleuthera.

Keywords: peaceful, atlantic, overlooking ocean, cottage, view

More Details

Owner
Dave
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018

About Dave

Retired and spending as much time on Eleuthera as we can. We make our home available when we are not there ourselves.

Dave purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Dave chose Rainbow Bay

We fell in love with the spectacular view of the Atlantic.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Rainbow Bay on Central Eleuthera

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Detached Unit - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size bed (1), Queen beds (2), excellent quality sheets. Two large windows and large ceiling fans in each bedroom provide great breezes off of the ocean. Bedrooms have new ductless mini split air conditioners for cool and quiet sleeping, or you can open the windows and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have tap water which is safe to drink, and also provide large bottles of reverse osmosis water and a pump. There is a 10,000 gallon rainwater cistern as backup to provide water during town water outages. We provide a hair dryer, snorkel gear (2), boogie boards (2), life vests (2), beach chairs/towels, hammock, beach umbrella, soft sided cooler, ice blocks, frosty mugs, insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlights, candles, binoculars, laundry detergent, dish soap, Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book, detailed island road maps, novels, tennis rackets and balls. If you wish, our caretaker can pick you up at the airport with a rental car for $65 a day and show you to the house. We accept personal checks, bank checks, credit cards, wire transfers, and Paypal in US or Cdn dollars.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Indigo Seas- Panoramic Ocean View, Secluded Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Plainfield, VT
5

Cottage has wide open view of the azure Atlantic.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and breezy. The beds are supportive and the furniture was great for lounging after a day in the sun and sand. The kitchen is very well equipped and the entire place is spotless.

There are many different types of books to read, DIsh TV, WiFi, and some CD's to play while making dinner or preparing a picnic. Lots of coolers, washer and dryer, clothesline, towels, linens, everything you can think of.

To be able to hear the waves of the Atlantic while falling asleep with the bedroom windows open is the closest thing to bliss I'll ever find.

Owners are responsive, helpful, and checked in with us throughout our stay to be sure everything was in order. Mr. Israel Johnson, the caretaker, is as kind a man as you'll ever have the good fortune to meet. We had a wonderful time, this 4th year on this island and Indigo Seas was mostly responsible. :)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very kind review Brett. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite the wild weather this past week.
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NC
5

Beautiful house with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and awesome view from the house. Booking process was very easy and Dave’s document on Eleuthera was very informative. Israel - the housekeeper arranged us the transportation and the entire process went with no issues. House was very clean and we absolutely loved staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was superb and in excellent location. Dave communicated in a very timely manner. Israel, the caretaker definitely attended to all our needs. Will definitely come back and highly recommended.

Thank you Dave

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to have Israel and Rosemary taking care of our guests.
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Hopkinton, NH
5

Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Had all amenities for our family. The coolers, water packs, water bottles were perfect for day trips all over the island. The snorkel gear and beach chairs were great too. Having a morning coffee or evening cocktail on the deck was delightful. The house always had a nice breeze blowing through. Daisy came to visit for a bit and my kids were thrilled. Location is good as we wanted to be close to the surfing beach, however the drive at night to and from Governor's Harbour for dinner was longer then we would like.( had young kids) Israel was very responsive to our needs and was terrific with our car rental. Overall, a great house and wonderful vacation on a beautiful island!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Glad to hear that you had a good stay and that Daisy came by for a visit. For those new to Rainbow Bay, Daisy is the local potcake.
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Louisiana
5

Aniversary at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our 25th Anniversary in Eleuthera in Feb. at the wonderful Indigo Seas Cottage. (sorry for taking so long to add this review!) From first contact, the owner was wonderful and very helpful. Once we arrived, Israel Johnson and his wife Rosemary, the caretakers, were so gracious and welcoming. He met us at the airport with the rental jeep and showed us to the house. What a view from the back deck! Everything was as advertised and we had a great week. Explored all parts of the island- some areas not so easy to reach, but we gave it a try! Spent one day on Harbour Island strolling the beach and enjoying the town... but mostly stayed on the main island exploring and lounging on the secluded beaches and snorkeling- water was cold, but not so much so that we couldn't enjoy. One day, we never saw another soul on the beach the entire day- heaven! Traveled to and from Governor's Harbour and Tippy's a couple of times- very good and great atmosphere. Highly recommend Eleuthera, and Indigo Seas. It was just 2 of us, but it certainly could accommodate 6 or more with the guest house.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kind review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

More than expected

  • 5 of 5

We booked while onsite on Eleuthera, we were into the cottage within minutes of finding it online. The owner Dave and his caretaker Johnson are incredible!

This cottage is outfitted with high quality fixins, the beds, linens, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and frying pans, even the knives were great. Often some rentals throw in junk, but not the case here.

Couches comfy for curling up and reading a book or if you must, and I admit we did.....turn on the T.V. High speed internet and WiFi were good. There was also a local cel phone available for our use too.

Rainbow is a great location and this cottage is a gem. The Atlantic breezes were wonderful, we did not turn on the air conditioning in our bedroom....didn't even consider it.

The extras of the snorkle gear, beach things and the extras in the house were very helpful.

We loved the area. And founds some nice eats in J.C too...local foods. We had stayed closer to governerners Harbour in the past but not next time, we will be back to Indigo Seas....

Thanks Dave for saving our vacation!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Governor's Harbour Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Smuggler's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Rainbow Bay Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Smuggler's Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hidden Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Come & Go Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Twin Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Airport
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Rainbow Bay, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£596
for 5 nights
From
£108
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

No Taxes £0
Cleaning fee £55.84

The basic rental fee covers up to four people staying in the main cottage. There is an additional guest fee of $20 per person per night for the fifth and sixth guests which allows you access to the guest house.

Longer term rental discounts available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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