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Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

Melisa Groff
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

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.


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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Cat Nap: An Affordable Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

This is a welcoming low key well an amended home

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to return to a friendly comfortable home. Melisa checked on us a few times to make sure everything was good, but we where galavanting around the island. I would suggest that you look into this property. I could go on and on,go see for yourself.! Check it out chris h

  • Review Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excelent cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Excelent, excelent, excelent. I was with my family and I've got an excelet vacations. The house is so pretty, confortable, clean and with all you need. Beatiful sea and sky views. The owner was always on line for anything or assistance.

Thanks for all!!


  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly better than a spa

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for an escape from the cold weather of Canada and a place that was quiet, serene and private, this cottage was all that and more. So close to beaches and the winows allowed for the Caribbean breeze flowed nicely through the living room. A car is a necessity for exploring the island and Melissa was very helpful with that. If you want to sit back and relax without a lot of tourism type things this is a lovely place to escape it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No regrets

  • 5 of 5

A great place for a great price. Cat Nap is the perfect home away from home vibe. It is cozy and has everything you need to enjoy a vacation! Melisa was very helpful in securing us a car rental -a must on Eleuthera, and giving us suggestions on places to go and see :) I would definately return and recommend Cat Nap to anyone considering it

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests :) I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation in Eleuthera and you are welcome back to Cat Nap anytime.
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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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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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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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Couple Special
19 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 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 £40

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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