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Stunning Luxury Cottage on Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Double bedroom High End Property in gated community on the Beach

Located in gated prestigious Fortune Cay Club, this stunning island style cottage sits directly on a powdery sandy beach considered one of the finest on Grand Bahama. Combining the best of island style with high end finishing, this beach home is a gem. Recently renovated to the highest standards, the home boasts granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, hardwood floors, and gourmet kitchen. The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 en suite full bathrooms. The master and guest bedroom look out on the turquoise Bahamian sea and have french doors that lead onto a spacious deck. Other amenities include pool, and tennis court.

bruce cecil
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About bruce cecil

I am from the UK, married to Anna, with two young children.

We travel to the property at least twice a year and fall in love a little bit more each time.

bruce cecil purchased this villa in 2008

Why bruce cecil chose Freeport

We rented this property in 2008 and thought it was the perfect place for a family holiday. We then found it was for sale and deciced to buy it! We love the combination of luxury accomodation and a relaxed pace of life. It feels secluded but safe and is not far from many, varied activities and fun places to visit when we want to.

What makes this villa unique

We have a list of people who want to buy the place because of it's fantastic location - the property is in a small gated development and has the best position - right on the beach. We love that we can sit on the deck and sip cool drinks and watch our kids playing on the beach, just steps away. When you walk into the property the first time the view of the turquoise ocean through the wall to ceiling glazing in the lounge will take your breath away.

If you can tear yourself away then there are plenty of things to do on the island, including scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, fishing, dining at one of the many restaurants and bars in Lucaya, wandering through the Straw Market, playing golf.

A 'must do' is to go to the Fish Fry at nearby Taino Beach on a Wednesday evening, where you can let your hair down, dance with the locals, if you feel the rythm, and enjoy freshly cooked fish, rice'n'peas, while you watch the sun go down.

Guestbook comments from the owner


My husband and I had a wonderful, restful time at "Paradise". It was simple the best vacation we have ever had. Andrew was great and we got a chance to catch our breath from a very busy year in ministry in Atlanta.
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Freeport on the West Grand Bahama

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Refund subject to bank transfer fees
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • We have a fold-out crib and bedding available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One maid service is included per week, additional services are optional at $70 a time.


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Stunning Luxury Cottage on Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Breathtaking views of the ocean. Perfect location and beautiful accomodations

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year booking the cottage for the month of February. To suggest this is a cottage is an understatement, it is perhaps the best located among a beach of multi-million dollar homes. Nestled in a gated community, it lives up to the cottage name - Paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann. It was a pleasure having you stay - again! Glad you love it as much as we do and had become your second home too!
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It was spectacular- perfect in every way. Intimacy to the beach was the best.

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend it. The house was perfect- fit our family Christmas just right! We enjoyed the beach, sounds of the waves and the kids played in the shallow surf every chance they could. Would come back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Truely Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been staying at this beautiful home for the past several years, sometimes twice a year and each time we love it even more!!! I recommend it to anyone!!! It is truly one the most beautiful locations in any island!! The house inside is completed renovated and beautifully decorated! A true paradise!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Great home on a stunning beach with warm water, endless blue sky, sandbars, and reefs with incredible snorkeling. The house has a great outdoor area in the back with lots of comfortable seating, a nice grill, and amazing view.

Andrew the caretaker is a very nice guy who can and will get anything done for you that you might need.

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments - it makes me look forward to being there again with my family. I just wish we could be there more! Andrew works very hard to keep our guests happy and I'm glad you appreciated it. Hopefully we will see you back in 'Paradise' again one day.
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Five-star accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised to see the house looked exactly like the videos . The house was very clean and the amenities are plentiful . Andrew the caretaker was there when we needed him and provided us with a lot of information about the island . The beach was beautiful but you do need water shoes ,but a few feet down the beach the sand was nice and smooth . The Wednesday fish fry is something we do not want to miss music, food, and dancing . Over all this was one of our best vacations . I would definitely recommend this property to people who love the beach .

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and appreciative words. We never miss the Wednesday evening Fish Fry when we're there either - it's a wonderful and very authentic Bahamian experience!
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  • 5 of 5

We have been to Freeport before and knew what we were looking for. Twice we had stayed at resorts and this was our third home away rental. We knew we wanted a house on the beach away from the resorts. We wanted peace and quiet and a place where our three kids could run around outside and play all day. Andrew met us at the airport and as we drove to the house we were getting excited, the house was close to everything yet secluded enough away from the masses. As we walked in the house it hit us, we had finally found the perfect vacation spot. The view from any room out to the beach is perfect and the porch is fabulous. We spent as much time as we could on the porch and ate almost all of our home cooked meals there. The feeling we had from day one walking into that house never left us and before we even left the island we were emailing the Cecil’s to rebook for next year.

Andrew is wonderful and is full of knowledge and connections. The house and kitchen had everything I could think of needing. If you had to you could walk to restaurants on the beach but your far enough away that people are not crowding your beach front. The sand bar just down from the house was the perfect place for our kids to play football and then grab a bite to eat.

265 days and counting until we are back in paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tammy for your very kind words - you obviously love the place as much as we do! We're so glad that you are returning this year too. Thank you, Bruce
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: recommended

A great place for friends or family to escape too. Freeport has everything, within easy travelling distance, but the location of this large cottage is fantastic private and quiet. Right on the nearly private beach, away from the hotels but fenced to protect young children, shallow warm Ocean at the bottom of the garden, but with the advantage of a swimming pool and tennis court. Plus casino Golf courses diving horse riding all within 10 minutes. So whether you are looking to toally escape or want the fun of nearby attractions you have everything with this beautiful romantic property.

Other Activities: Dolphin experience


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Freeport, Caribbean

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Winter 18/19
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

1 off cleaning fee £105
Pet Fee £10

Rates are based on 2 guests. Additional guests (max 6) charged at £15 per person per night. Discounts are available for 14 nights or more - please ask. 25% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance payable one month before arrival.
Christmas and New Year rates are from £350 per night and minimum of 7 nights.
There is a one time cleaning fee of £75 per booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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