My husband and I, along with my older parents, timed a short 5-minute stroll to the gorgeous Grace Bay beach from this beautiful cottage (easy, direct access to the beachfront - you can't miss it).
We made a lot of use of lovely pool, and the huge screened in siting area and dining table everyday. It's very private and quiet, but with the neighboring rentals nearby, you don't feel totally secluded.
Many dinner options all within walking distance. Would advise to bring a flashlight (we just used the one on our iPhones) just for the walk out the private lane. Internet connection was fast - no issues, which was a must for me (unfortunately!).
I made a few trips to the grocery store by foot - 15 mins walking, but regret not having a car rented for the week. There is a car rental place directly behind the house that we used, called Bayside Car Rentals - they were great/affordable! I would highly recommend getting a car from the airport and heading to the cottage on your own. If nervous, then anticipate at least doing this on your way back (you'll be comfortable by then, I promise!) Directions are clear and driving is very easy (albeit left side) - the taxis are ridiculously expensive! Most things are on the island – which made having this place, that is surprisingly affordable for the location/amenities, so beyond worth it!!
Housekeeping, grounds keeping and pool cleaning all came mid-week - super friendly staff and a really nice touch. More towels and sheets than you could ever need. My only suggestion would be to possibly upgrade the beds, which are still decent.
You could spend 10x the amount on a crowded condo complex, or have your own beautiful private home in the heart of Grace Bay - pretty simple to me!! Thank you Gary, and to Linda (the property manager) for such an excellent stay!! Already dreaming of returning.....