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Charming ocean-front beach villa w/ private pool plus SPECTACULAR VIEW!!

People14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedroom, 4 bathroom waterfront beach house, experience true island living!

You simply can't get closer to the water! A welcoming and fun island-style home boasting gorgeous ocean views and rustic charm. The house is open and airy with a large veranda, gazebos, plenty of outdoor seating, pool, hot tub and direct ocean access.

This very much loved and lived in family beach house home of 36 years is now available to rent for those seeking a relaxed and laid back holiday. It has the most stunning ocean views with the beautiful Bahamian water right at your feet!

It boasts an airy and open plan interior with a cozy living area, comfy sofas, a bar w/ stools and a rustic dining table. Large sliding doors lead onto a large veranda and gazebo where there is plenty of seating - perfect for relaxing, watching sunsets and lighting up the BBQ! You literally can't get a better backdrop.

This is very much a family beach house, it is old and very lived in and worn and has its unique various quirks. It is by no means smart, "shabby chic" is a more apt description! We live bang on the sea so that cheeky salt is a real killer, we can and do get battered by great waves at times and the maintenance is relentless and sometimes we can't keep up with it when there are back to back bookings , along with the usual wear and tear inside and out, so please note if you are looking for 5 star perfection in every tiny detail and you want shiny, new and pristine then this is not for you, but if you are looking for somewhere full of charm, warmth and a much loved rustic character where you can focus on the more important things in life like putting your feet up and relaxing, saluting the sun and sea, preferably with a nice long cool drink in hand, then hopefully this is the one for you! The house is totally functional and clean though I am the first one to say not perfect in some of the "finer" details but we love it the way it is, including the "distressed" bits of furniture plus many personal effects like photos etc along with all its other perhaps "eclectic" decor! (and imperfections!). With regards to these factors, it is reflected in the price compared to similar "smart" properties! However, we are constantly upgrading, it's a continuous labour of love thanks to that unforgiving salt on our doorstep that eats through everything, and of course, the continuous stream of visitors passing through resulting in constant maintenance (but much appreciated"!)!

I would also like to add and clarify that this our family home and where we live when it's not rented so there are drawers and cupboards throughout that contain our personal belongings, but ample space has been made available for you and we ask that anywhere else is not accessed, it's impossible to lock or block everywhere.

- Master: Top floor en-suite with king bed, dressing & vanity area, and an ocean-front balcony with uninterrupted views as far as the eye can see.

- 2nd: Top floor: lovely airy bright room with queen bed plus 2 single substantial foldaway beds, and en-suite bathroom.

- 3rd: Lower sea floor level bedroom with king bed which can be separated into 2 singles with shared bathroom. Ocean view.

-4th: Lower sea floor level bedroom with king bed and same shared bathroom and a double pull out sofa bed.

-5th: newly resurrected good size family room with a pair of single bunk beds plus single futon, small bathroom with shower very close by.

All bedrooms have a tv and split unit air conditioners.

The house sleeps 10 very comfortably with "real" beds, but with the extra foldaway beds plus futon, will sleep a maximum of 14.

Island-style cottage kitchen w/ updated and quality appliances, including: large gas stove and double oven, a French door fridge, dishwasher and plenty of kitchen ware for those cooking enthusiasts! You are very welcome to use any existing condiments if any are left after previous guests!

Toilet tissue, paper towel, washing up liquid etc are initially supplied but it is up to the guests to replenish for themselves if need be. You are welcome to use any charcoal for the grill if it's around otherwise up to you to provide if needed.

Surrounding the pool is a charming courtyard/patio with a cabana and a large teak table and chairs for al fresco dining, comfy outdoor lounge furniture including long chairs, pool & hot tub, with steps down to the little beach area which is covered at high tide, and the beautiful ocean - perfect for snorkelling or just floating about catching the rays. We provide snorkelling gear and floats plus a couple of kayaks and a paddle board and plenty long cushions to lay on the sea wall and catch those rays and breeze!

There is a secure parking lot with an electric gate, and can fit up to 3 cars if you were to hire. Further amenities included are cable TV, internet (wireless too) laundry and A/C (but PLEASE ONLY keep this on when you are in the rooms, electricity in this little country is exorbitant and we appreciate guests who are conscientious, as we all are who live here and you must make sure all relevent doors are shut otherwise rooms will not cool properly!).

Housekeeper optional but if staying 7 days or longer, one will be included if desired for one day week.

Trustworthy pool man comes Monday and Thursday mornings.

Gardener comes Monday and Thursday morning to do general tidy up outside.

I will be there to welcome you and familiarize you with everything you need to know, including the quirks! There will be a house manual for your reference plus I will also be available during your stay should you need advise or help on anything at all - I will do my utmost to help you have a wonderful holiday in our treasured home and country! I can also arrange taxi pickups from the airport, please inquire.

Las Cabrillas is centrally located on West Bay Street and is an approximate 15 minute drive from the airport. The closest sandy beach is a 3min walk or you can paddle down to on a float! and a bit further, about a 15mn. walk, is the famous Arawak Cay, or Fish Fry, where you can get a taste of local delicacies, such as conch salad and sky juice. We're a 5 min drive to downtown where the Straw Market and duty free shops are, as well as various bars and restaurants; 5 mins away from the brand new Baha Mar Resort with the Caribbean's largest Casino and a large variety of fantastic restaurants and luxury duty free shops; we are about a 10 to 20mn drive to Paradise Island, depending on time of day and traffic, which is home to the famous Atlantis Resort. PLease make sure you are familiar with the location of the house so there is no misunderstanding!

We are located halfway along the island which is only 27 miles long and just about nowhere of interest is more than a 20 minute drive away!

Easy on-street access to taxis and buses. Buses, known as jitneys, pick you up and drop you from where you stand on the road, and only costs $1.50 wherever you want to go.

There is also an alarm system and once inside the property, you are totally enclosed and secure.

Other Things to Note:

All those staying at our home will be wholly responsible for their own safety. There is no fence or barrier around the pool so access is very easy - children need to be watched and we do not accept responsibility for injuries, including the steps down to the sea and whilst swimming in the ocean.

I would like to stress that this is our home, not just a pure rental investment, so would really appreciate that it is treated with a ton of TLC and the respect it deserves, and left in a respectable condition!!

Please make sure that all beach towels are returned with you to the house if taken to a beach or on an excursion and snorkels, masks, floats etc are kept an eye on if left on rocks or steps whilst swimming, they have been known to have swept off to sea! This includes the paddles for the kayaks and paddle board.

And I would also like to stress how important it is to turn off a/cs when not occupying bedrooms and the central in living area and kitchen at night and when out all day, as well as making sure all relevant doors are closed when on, they tend to burn out otherwise!

Once again I must reiterate how this is our home, which means it will still have many personal effects like photos etc. in place, which all past guests have said how much they've enjoyed browsing, and please don't forget, if you are looking for absolute perfection in every detail, then you will want to look elsewhere, but you can be assured that it will be cleaned to its best ability and welcoming!!

If you would like to see more reviews, then please check the other site we are on: a_i_r b_n_b

Many thanks for taking the time to view and we look forward very much to hopefully welcoming you to our home one day!

More Details

Owner
Penny Winner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Penny Winner

Hi! I'm Penny and I was born here in Nassau, a very long time ago! I went to school in the UK for most of my years and yet the sand in my toes never left, nor the preference for the wonderful laid back, easy going island living. My kids are scattered over the globe so our home is now free, waiting to be filled with new guests who will, we hope, create new fun times and memories for themselves as we most certainly have over the many years (and will of course keep at it!!). I've been told that "hosting" is my forte :-), and even though I won't be in the house to entertain and host you, I will be a phone call away for anything needed (within reason!!) to make sure you have the best holiday possible!

Penny Winner purchased this house in 1976

Why Penny Winner chose Nassau

My 3 children were born in the hospital down the road and all grew up in this house, so it holds a multitude of wonderful memories and has been the backbone for incredible fun times...it's what you call "lived in" and loved, very much a family home! It is fantastic for entertaining, and I can assure you, there's been no shortage of that over the many years!

What makes this house unique

So far, whenever anyone new has stepped foot in our home, their breath is usually taken away for a second or two as the view from the living area is pretty spectacular - an endless horizon of incredible stunning blues and greens of the Bahamian sea. And as for the inside, well, I'm also told that it has an immediate feeling of warmth and welcome, it is pretty full of family photos and art, and all those who have passed through have said they love looking at them all as they tell a story... we hope you will enjoy as much!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nassau in New Providence

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • All kitchen ware to be cleaned before departure including those in dishwasher; fridge cleared of old food; washing machine to be empty plus dryer.
  • Local beer bottles store on back patio; all garbage, including pizza boxes and bottles to be bagged properly and put in shed before departure.
  • All air conditioners to be turned off before departure, ALL DOORS must be closed when in use; extra bedding etc returned to where it came from if used
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Large tub/shower and his n' her sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Top floor - 2nd bedroom en-suite
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small but does have a shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor - shared bathrrom for 3rd & 4th bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Top floor: en-suite with king bed, dressing vanity & veranda
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground Floor: king bed, shared bathroom & sofa bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Top Floor: queen bed with en-suite and 2 fold up twin beds
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed , this is a family type room with 2 additional sofas and tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ground floor ocean views, shared bathroom, king can be split
  • The ocean front room's king bed can be separated into 2 twins. The pullout sofa bed is a double Each bedroom has a tv plus ceiling fan
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You will find that this house has everything and anything you could possibly need for the perfect vacation in our beautiful Bahama land. However, if there is something not included that you wish for, I will do my utmost to try and provide, as long as it is within reason of course! I can arrange for a taxi to ferry you around if wished and according to the number in your group, price to be arranged between the driver and guest!

Reviews

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Charming ocean-front beach villa w/ private pool plus SPECTACULAR VIEW!!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
Canada
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from our family vacation in the Bahamas. We were a group of 13 made up of 3 generations that included our 5 grandkids ranging in ages 14 - 2 and including couples and single adults, so a very diverse group. Penny has very accurately described her rental as being a long time family home with every thing you could ever need while on vacation, she cannot however put into words the feelings you get while staying in her home, you get to meet all of her family and leave feeling you know them all and have become a part of it! The location of the home is ideal, having the car to use for grocery shopping was a lifesaver, bus and taxi right outside the gate to anywhere on the island was convenient as well. I know there are many beautiful houses available to rent but Penny offers her home which is an amazing experience, she is a lovely, friendly person who welcomes you into her home and makes you feel like it is yours and I will say the only bad part of our stay was having to leave, thank you Penny for allowing us to be a part of your family for a short while. I wish you the best in your current situation and I know it will work out for the best!

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful home with us, we had an amazing time,

Devvy

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Devvy! What an absolute honey you are, I cannot thank you enough for your beautifully written heartfelt review, it makes it all so worthwhile having such great appreciative guests as yourself and I can't thank you enough for being so wonderful about everything!! And I mean everything!! It was such a delight meeting you and you're lovely large family, hope you had a safe trip back and there's still a little of the Bahamian sun buried somewhere inside you to help ward off the Canadian chill!!! All the very best to you, come back one day?!! xxx
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5

Great view in a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

Penny was great to work with even helping us before our arrival. We found the house as she explained. The home is charming, comfortable, well stocked and roomy. The view was breathtaking and the sunsets amazing. Conveniently located and having a wonderful taxi driver, Dexter, the entire trip made it easy for excursions around the Island as well dinner reservations in the evening. A trip to remember for sure and the home was a great place for a family vacation of all ages.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home in Nassau

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at Penny's house in Nassau for our spring break, and it was the perfect place. The outdoor area was amazing and huge with plenty of places to sit, lay out and relax. The house is very spacious and eclectic. Our favorite part of the stay was being able to wake up and either kayak, paddle board, snorkel or swim right in front of the house. I would definitely recommend Penny's home to anyone looking for the perfect combination of fun and relaxation. Thank you Penny!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chloe! You were all lovely and thank you again so much for coming!
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5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home and I keep looking at the pictures of the incredible views from the house. The house is in a great location with easy access to shops, restaurants, etc. Penny was a great host and always answered questions quickly. I highly recommend Penny's house!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jill! It was wonderful having you!
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5

Beautiful View!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this rental. The view was amazing. We used 4 of the 5 bedrooms and they all were all very nice and the house had everything you could possibly need. We would definitely stay there again. Penny was very helpful with any questions we had. We could not have asked for a better location and was close to shopping.

Thank you for letting us share your home!

Ted, Rita, Vicki, Debi, Richard, Lori and Phil.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for coming, you were the best!!
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5

Beautiful Home, Amazing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family vacation. With family members ranging in age from 3-70 the layout of this place was fantastic for us to enjoy time together (we were 9 in total) yet also be able to have our space too. Views were amazing, outdoor space was awesome. Really easy access to town and beaches walking or by the local bus or taxi. Penny was so accessible too and willing to help and answer all our questions! Penny, you really made this an unforgettable family vacation. I hope we can return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Ali! It was such a pleasure having you as guests, you were all fantastic! Would love to see you again anytime! x
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Location

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nassau International Airport (NAS)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Plenty of bars at the famous Arawak Key
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Baha Mar
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Arawak Cay
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Saunders Beach
Car: not necessary

We are so central that a car is not necessary as taxis or buses can be hailed on the side of the road but having said this, we would suggest renting one if you wish to explore the island further afield than the regular attractions.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nassau, Bahamas

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,006
for 4 nights
From
£707
From
£807
Fri,Sat,Sun
£5,201
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,905
for 4 nights
From
£682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,905
for 4 nights
From
£682
From
£735
Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,896
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
August
1 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,905
for 4 nights
From
£682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
5 Sep 2018 - 3 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,619
for 4 nights
From
£610
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Canadian Thanksgiving week
4 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,035
for 4 nights
From
£714
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
15 Oct 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,690
for 4 nights
From
£628
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late fall
15 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,035
for 4 nights
From
£714
From
£825
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Dec 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,905
for 4 nights
From
£682
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Christmas
14 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£3,895
for 4 nights
From
£929
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
£5,990
for 6 nights
From
£968
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£2,905
for 4 nights
From
£682
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £179.35
Refundable Damage Deposit £717.4

If the house is a last minute booking, ie: a month prior to arrival date, then a full payment will be required on booking. Rates are liable to change until a confirmed booking is made.


Please make sure that all beach towels are returned after any boating or beach excursions, including masks, flippers, snorkels etc, and also, please don't leave masks, floats etc. on rocks by beach as they are likely to be swept off by the sea! Return paddle board and kayak paddles inside every time they're used.

Return all extra bedding etc to where it came from if used plus please put furniture and wiring back in place if rearranged during your stay, there is such little precious time on same day changeovers.

Please note that all persons staying at the house are responsible for their own safety including swimming in sea or pool. There is no barrier or fence around the pool or gate for the top veranda steps so young children must be watched. All personal belongings are also the responsibility of the guest.

We also reserve the right to access the property with no notice and if there are more than the allocated and/or agreed upon number of guests inhabiting it, then we also reserve the right to evict the entire group - we most certainly hope this situation never arises!

We urge our guests to try and conserve energy as much as possible and please turn off bedroom air conditioners and fans when not in use, including the central and kitchen a/c (both of which need to be turned off once gone to bed), the rooms cool quickly once back on! Make sure ALL DOORS ARE CLOSED while in use, it's incredible how this does not happen and therefore all cool air gets lost!!!

Make sure all dishes and kitchen items are cleaned and dried before departure including those in the dishwasher and please clean up spills on kitchen counters immediately to prevent staining.

Make sure all garbage and leftover food from fridge plus bottles is bagged and put in garbage bins in outdoor shed on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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