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Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bath home in tropical garden. Stroll to the beach


The beach is only a few minutes stroll from this delightful little island home.

Silk Cotton Cottage is tucked away in a tropical oasis in the shadow of a huge silk cotton tree with restaurants, super market, a wine and spirits store, fresh fish market and shops nearby.

It's centrally located on a quiet road in a small residential community and it borders a green belt.

Silk Cotton Cottage is spotless and comprises a spacious air conditioned bedroom with king sized bed with high quality mattress. A single roll away bed is available for a third person as well. There is a separate air conditioned sitting/dining area, 32" flat screen TV with cable, a kitchen with stove/oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans, utensils and a blender for frothy island concoctions.

The kitchen opens on to the laundry area and there are cozy outdoor sitting areas and hidden spaces carved out of the lovely Bahamian garden.

This rental includes:

Indoor and outdoor showers with hot & cold water

Laundry area with washing machine and clothes lines for sun drying

Free Cable TV - includes music, sports, family and news channels.

Free Wi Fi

DVD player

Phone for local calls

Fresh towels, linens, soap

Beach towels and beach chairs

Small ice chest

Gas Grill

Hair dryer

Iron and ironing board

Books and games

Local map & information on restaurants, excursions, transportation and so on.


Harbour Bay Shopping Centre - 0.6 miles (1 km) to Harbour Bay Shopping Centre (transport provided for super market/liquor/wine store)

Paradise Island - 1.25 miles (2 km) to bridge

Town Centre on Bay St (Parliament Square) - 2.2 miles (3.5 km)

Bus Stop - one block (bus service runs on "island time").

Car rental suggested for convenience.


Explore Paradise Island with its world class outdoor water park/aquarium and historic downtown Nassau.

Swim in the crystal clear waters off a gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beach on Paradise Island or the pretty protected beach just down the road, literally a few minutes walk away. Immerse yourself in the history of the fort at the beach and sample conch fritters, fresh coconut water and "sky juice" (spiked coconut water) and the unique culture of the Bahamas at the park.

Visit Doongalik art studio with the local craft cottage and talk to the artists just a stone's throw from Silk Cotton Cottage.

A well stocked supermarket, liquor store, shops and restaurants are within walking distance of the cottage. Or stroll through the nearby exotic garden of palms at the Bahamas National Trust.

Bahama Divers and various boat excursion operations to beautiful Rose Island are a few minutes by bus or a 10-15 minute walk from the cottage.


We honour our guests privacy. However, if you need assistance with anything or if you'd like to stop by the main residence to chat and learn about our island and culture, just let us know.

We monitor email on a regular basis. If you don't hear back from us right away, it means we're probably out in the boat or fishing, but we'll be sure to get back to you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nassau!

More Details

Tina & Ian
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2018

About Tina & Ian


We grew up in the islands and know Nassau and the surrounding islands like the back of our hands.

We love Silk Cotton Cottage because it marries Old World charm with modern comforts.

We especially like the laid back tropical setting with the convenience of nearby beaches, shops, restaurants and attractions.

If we're not working, we're out in the boat exploring the outer islands, snorkeling and fishing or just relaxing in the crystal clear water off a beach at Rose Island. If the sea's rough, we putter around the garden, grill and chill.

We have carved various unique spots out of the garden for relaxing and bird watching.

In season, when the mangoes are ripe, the beautiful bright red and green Bahama Parrots feast in the silk cotton tree.

We get Red Starts, Buntings and Warblers in the cooler months and the garden's always alive with humming birds and thrashers.

Why Tina & Ian chose Nassau

Silk Cotton Cottage is comfortable, well maintained and spotless.

There's lots of green shady places to relax after a day in the hot sun or exploring Nassau.

Proximity to the beach, downtown Nassau and Paradise Island makes this property special.

What makes this cottage unique

A vibrant community. Neighbourhood attractions include:

THE four cannon fort

SANDY beach

LOCAL fish, fruit and vegetable market

WALK to restaurants, shops, wine and liquor store and well stocked supermarket.

AREA RESTAURANTS include Wild Thyme, The Poop Deck on the harbour, Montagu Gardens, East Villa, Syrah's wine and tapas, Seafront Sushi, Caribe Cafe, Fresh Markets hot deli/soup and salad bars, Starbucks and Bahama Subs.

INTERESTING craft shops

BAHAMAS National Trust gardens

SEASIDE park with tropical drink stands and conch fritters cooked over wood fires. Local festivals.

PARADISE ISLAND, home of gorgeous Atlantic Ocean beaches and world class Atlantis casino resort with amazing outdoor aquarium and water theme park.

HISTORIC downtown Nassau.

ADVENTURE, fishing and snorkeling offshore tour boat starting points nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a lovely cottage. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting New Providence. It is very cozy and safe, and meticulously taken care of by the owners. I certainly had everything I needed while staying there. It is at the end of a quiet cul de sac and nestled in the back of a beautiful old garden featuring exotic native trees and plants; very peaceful. At the same time, it is ideally located for walking to the beach or taking the bus in no time to downtown Nassau and Paradise Island and all of the amenities they have to offer, including easy excursions to the pristine Family Islands. Love the place, and you can’t beat the price. So much nicer and much more of an authentic experience than staying in a hotel, too.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Nassau in The Bahamas

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Have Fun Don't get sunburned Leave with sand in your shoes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold water in both indoor and outdoor showers
  • The bathroom feeds off the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Single roll away bed is available
  • The spacious bedroom is light and airy. It contains a king sized bed with high quality mattress, a bureau and a unit with TV. A single roll away bed is available as well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Check-in - 4pm. Check-out - 11am


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average rating of 4.967742 based on 33 reviews

Clean, nicely furnished, wonderful grounds, cordial owners.

  • 5 of 5

Others have described their positive experiences in detail. I would add:

1. A car is essential for most Americans. Local public transportation would prove efficient , inexpensive and immersive for adventurous folks but if one is time-challenged, get your own car at the airport.

2. This is NOT the Hilton nor is it the Paradise Island 'experience'. If that is your expectation, go there instead and pony up the big bucks for it.

3. The pace is slow and sedate, both on the property and in the Bahamas overall. We were amazed at the overall silence and presence of wildlife calls despite its close proximity to city traffic.

4. In weighing experience vs. cost, this is a smoking good deal.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay good location close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time.

Tina and Ian are amazing hosts and they do everything to make your stay unforgettable. The cottage has a beautiful garden to enjoy. There is a bus to downtown close by.

We are a family of three with a 1 year old daughter and she had the best time!!

Thank you Ian and Tina .

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cottage with all the things you would need

  • 5 of 5

Ian and Tina where very helpful and accomadating aliitle bit of a walk to the beach and store for me I would have to recommend a car I never tried the bus because I rented a car you can’t go wrong for staying there so thank you very much Ian and tina

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cottage!

Very relaxed atmosphere, Tina & Ian were fantastic hosts and made us feel at home with their genuine hospitality!

We miss having our morning coffee in the garden! .... we’re going to recreate a little “Zen Garden” in a tucked away area of our backyard and make a cozy hideaway for ourselves!

Thank you so much Tina & Ian!

Henrik & Vivian

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ian and Tina are the best host and hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Tina and Ian were helpful and welcoming to newcomers. Property clean and comfortable. Easy access. They showed us the prettiest beach we have experienced and some great snorkeling with turtles. True Bahamian hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property hosted by fantastic people

  • 5 of 5

Stayed Feb. 5 - 12, 2018. This was a great cottage with all the amenities one could wish for. Centrally located and beautiful gardens. Tina and Ian and Nettie are the nicest people on the planet. Book this property with full confidence, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Just a short stroll to a beach, a park, a fort, frequent weekend festivals, bus stop, farmer's markets in winter and spring, restaurants and pubs Boat rentals, fishing charters and exciting excursions nearby. A car rental is suggested for trips further afield.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Check-in - 4pm. Check-out - 11am

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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