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Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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 8mins 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, kayak, etc available to our guests.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Melisa Groff
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Melisa Groff

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 Eleuthera

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 8-10minutes walking distance to Rainbow Beach; about 3-4mins from Come n Go 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 for mornings at home drinking coffee and evenings watching the sunset off the L shaped deck. The 8-10 min walk to Rainbow Bay Beach with its tiki huts is perfect for an afternoon of snorkling and sunbathing. Assistance with rental vehicle is provided if needed.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Perfect Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Cat Nap in Rainbow Bay was the ideal location! The house itself was the perfect size for our family of 4 and located in Rainbow Bay which has one of the best beaches on the island. The owner was great to work with as we planned our trip and even came to meet us at the house. She recommended places that we must see and places to eat and gave us many helpful hints to make our visit special. We would not hesitate to stay at Cat Nap again or recommend it to others!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston sc

Eleuthera-My home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Freedom in Eleuthera. A safe friendly island with all of the amenities of the main land but unspoiled and beautiful. In the morning all you can here is the rustling of the trees and the birds singing. My favorite place in the world!. I normally book with Melisa who manages and owns a few of the homes in Rainbow bay. She is amazing!!!! Last trip one of my buddy's cut his finger pretty good and Melisa jumped into actions wrangling a nurse and getting my buddy some top notch medical care very quickly and efficiently. The out islands of the Bahamas is where its at and Eleuthera is considered to be one of the top choices!!! Oh and Pizza Night on monday at Rainbow Inn is a must try!!! So much to do weather your a family looking for a safe friendly destination, romantic getaway or the younger crowd looking for an adventure of a lifetime!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host you again :) See you in a couple months
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Pittsburgh, PA

Relaxing & Beautiful Week in Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I had a wonderful stay at Cat Nap in getting back to the Bahamas for a 15th anniversary vacation.

We found Eleuthera to be very laidback with everyone being very welcoming & friendly. Cat Nap is a perfect spot to relax & explore the island from a central location. A car is needed to do this but if walking a mile is not an issue there are a few great beaches and the Rainbow Inn within the walk. In our explorations we did find some amazing places / beaches such as French Leave beach, Lighthouse beach (need jeep) (both great snorkeling spots), along with the long pink sands beach on Harbor Island. Interesting side trips were the ocean hole in Rock Sound, Leon Levy nature Preserve hike (Governors Harbor) & caves in Hatchet Bay. It was fun to catch some local music, Friday fish fry in Governors Harbor, Kayaking in Rainbow bay (with a beautiful rainbow forming too!), and pick up some fresh strawberry grouper right off the dock to grill. Overall it was just nice to relax & go at our own pace & meet some great people, we even made church on Sunday in Gregory Town & felt very welcomed.

Cat Nap was very comfortable weather you want to enjoy the deck & ocean breezes or cool off in AC after a long day in the sun.

Melisa was so easy to communicate with and she was very helpful answering questions along with helping to arrange transfers & rentals. Truly a perfect host with the house easily feeling like home and having everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cat Nap on your next Eleuthera vacation :)
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Comfortable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed at Cat Nap for a week and loved it! The cottage has plenty of towels, sheets, and blankets for your stay. Make sure and keep things in the fridge after you open them as the ants like to take over anything left out. This is just a part of island life and has nothing to do with this particular cottage. Melisa was very helpful prior to and while we were on the island. We spent a week and could have stayed another month and still not had enough of Eleuthera or the amazing people. I do recommend renting a jeep or something similar in order to be able to explore the island fully.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cat Nap Cottage

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful 3 weeks at Cat Nap Cottage.

Melisa was quick to respond to our questions prior and during our stay, and arranged car rental for us prior to our arrival.

The cottage was very clean, comfortable, cozy and well maintenanced .

We plan to return next year.

Thanks for your hospitality Melisa!

Terri and Tom

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to stay on Eleuthera

  • 5 of 5

Cat Nap is a great spot, centrally located, and has all the amenities of home. If you are looking for a great place to stay on Eleuthera, this is it. Melisa is very responsive and professional with her management of the house. We've never had a bad experience.

The neighborhood where Cat Nap is located is Rainbow Bay, an up and coming little community that is extremely pleasant and well kept. All of the residents are friendly and welcoming. There is still a great deal of privacy to enjoy in Rainbow Bay, as most homes do not have neighbors; Cat Nap is no exception.

Cat Nap offers amazing value for money when compared to any accommodations I've ever stayed in, anywhere. I would recommend that you rent a vehicle for your stay, as Eleuthera is a long island and you will want to see more of the island. I particularly love the Ocean Hole about 30 minutes south in Rock Sound. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a swim with all of the fish.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Nov 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Couple Special
19 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £39

No smoking inside cottage. Guests assume all liability associated with rental of cottage. Golf cart is available with advance notice and if it is in working order.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Rainbow Bay, Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Private airport transfers are available with advance planning. Cost varies. Assistance with rental vehicles available if requested. Please Note: we no longer have an available golf cart due to guests damaging it.

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