OCEANFRONT HOME, 2 DOOR TRUCK & BOAT INCLUDED !!

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Annie or Jody Kelly

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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OCEANFRONT HOME, 2 DOOR TRUCK & BOAT INCLUDED !!

Grand Bahama Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8.

'Paradise Found,' an oceanfront rental home, located in a secluded native fishing village at the east end of the island, but is close enough to Freeport to enjoy the casino nightlife and other fun tours! You'll come away from your vacation wishing you didn't have to leave. This is the ultimate location for any type of water fun you can imagine - or for just enjoying the serenity of a beautiful home which is situated directly on the beach with crystal-clear waters! It doesn't get any better than this! We have had many extended family vacations, 25th & 50th wedding anniversaries & lots of weddings...it is just the perfect place for any special trip. Call the owners and ask that they customize the perfect vacation for you.

Other amenities include: Scuba diving trips close to the house, more reefs than you could possibly imagine to snorkle at, 14' Boston Whaler Boat & 2 door Chevrolet Truck to use, ice maker, toaster, spices, lobster pot, beach chairs, video library, local maps, heating, iron, cold water dispenser, alarm clock, walkway to water, fish cleaning table, outdoor shower, parking (off-street).

Last minute special available for the current month is $ 2,200/wk. for remaining dates available !!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • smoking allowed

Annie or Jody Kelly

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We purchased our home as a 2nd home, then sold another business of ours in 2001. We then moved to this home in Nov. of 2001. My husband & I loved it, but our teenage kids loved it as a vacation home, but not a permanent home. We moved back in 2002 & actively started renting it by the week.

Annie or Jody Kelly purchased this house in 1999

It's beautiful, directly on the water & gives us a real taste of bahamian life in a small village. Our neighbors are the best!

Views of the ocean out the entire back of the house. Walk 55' & be IN the water! Very well equipped kitchen, open floorplan for large groups of 8. Set up well for 4 couples though too! Great deal when we have included our 14' Boston Whaler boat & our 2 door Chevy truck ! No one offers a deal like this!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p109818
843-907-9170
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
4

Nice getaway!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
This was our second year staying at this beach house. We returned because we loved the location (very remote and secluded, felt very safe), and it was a perfect family getaway for us. Our two young children absolutely loved playing on the beach, just a few steps outside of the back door. They had a fabulous time (so did we!) exploring the tide pools and seeing all of the wildlife - sea anemones, sea slugs, starfish, sea urchins, conch, hermit crabs - you name it! The beach itself can be rocky but you can walk for many kilometres and feel like you are on your own island. The owners have always been very responsive and quick to address any issues. Please take the advice to heart that they provide - this is a SECLUDED location and therefore you need to bring some "essentials" upon arrival; there are no grocery stores or convenience stores that are nearby. Plan on making a trip as soon as you land (or as soon as possible) to stock up on groceries, toilet paper, etc. We also found this second time more enjoyable by working with the great rental car agency the owners recommended - KSR car rentals - very helpful and courteous staff, pick up and drop off right at the airport, very reasonable rates. We wanted to do some more exploring of the island and felt more comfortable doing so in a different vehicle than the pick up truck at the house (that truck is fine for getting to and from the boat launch but probably not for touring extensively around the island with young children). Thanks again to Annie and Jody for renting their lovely home away from home!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p109818
843-907-9170
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
3

Beautiful, Secluded, but had Some Issues

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We've been all over the Caribbean & rented many places on Home Away so I wanted to share our experience. It’s a nice home in a secluded village. The water is beautiful & house is practically in the water it’s so close. If you’re looking for a quiet place away from everything, this is for you. Make sure to visit Crabbing Bay Beach, our fav place on Grand Bahama, 10 min east. Annie is easy to work with, responds quickly to email & returned our full deposit.

Unfortunately we had some issues during our stay I wanted to share w/others. The home was nice but far from 5 star. There were plenty of bath towels but few beach. Most had stains or looked old & gross. Don’t count on there being much in the house when you get there. We were asked to start laundry when we left but there was no detergent. There was no hand or dish soap, detergent, papertowels, toiletpaper, etc so bring it from home or plan to spend a lot of $ for it once you get there. It’s in the middle of nowhere so get groceries for the week before going to the house. It takes an hour+ to get to the grocery. Bahama John's was closed & rumor was he went to Canada & isn’t coming back. Takeout from Zelma's 15 min away is good as is Diamond Sunrise/Doris's, 30 min, for a sit down meal. There are no other restaurants nearby. All the food is deep fried so don't expect to find a piece of grilled fish or a salad. The food was ok we just got sick of everything deep fried.

We lost power for 12+ hrs. The caretaker was nonchalant about it & offered no assistance. Bring flashlights b/c we found none in the house & he said it happens frequently. Fortunately, a neighbor from the US brought us some to get through the night.

It was all rock no sand in front of the house. We were told a recent storm washed it all away. It made fun exploring w/kids @low tide but wish we could lay/play on sand w/out having to go elsewhere.

The boat was ok but water was only calm enough to use it once. It is very small so even small waves make it unsafe. There was no fishing gear so make sure to bring some.

The truck was unsafe & should’ve been replaced years ago. One tire had dry rot & wasn’t safe to drive. There was no gas in it, we had to take our rental car to the gas station & fill a can just to have gas to drive the truck to the station. I’d guess it gets < 10 miles/gal. Don’t rely on it as transportation. Don’t use the Rev’s taxi. He charged $150 to the house but we used a different taxi to get back & only paid $80!
Owner's Response: Dave & future renters,

We are so glad you had such a wonderful time at our home. You are right, we couldn't get any closer to the water if we tried, the water is pristine, we are in a remote location & try to always be prompt in addressing any concerns, so let's look at a few that you had.

The fact that we are remote, that we are far from the grocery store & many restaurants, that our boat is small-14' length w/ center console, that you do need to bring fishing & snorkeling gear, that you DO need to bring ALL your provisions, such as paper goods, spices, detergents, soap, food, etc... is completely disclosed to you prior to your decision making process & again you are reminded in detail of all the things you will need to remember to have with you during your stay before you ever arrive on the island. These concerns didn't need to be issues if you had taken my detailed information to heart.

More than likely, you chose our lovely home for it's economical weekly deal (which includes the truck to put our boat in the water at no additional charge !!). Our photos show our beautiful home, but clearly it is not your 5 star/Ritz type home. Of course that type of home would & should cost you MUCH more than my home per week!

I am saddened by your comment of "all rock & no sand" on our beach. This is a totally UNTRUE statement! We have lots of sand & even tons more at low tide! Another comment of Rev. Laings transportation service being more could possibly be true. Rates by taxi services are always ever changing. I suggest all potential renters compare prices.

As a very recent review mentions, not all renters feel the way you do, I'm glad you had a good time at our home & I'm sorry we can't please everyone all the time. New beach towels are on the way! Our truck is older, but in great working order to put the boat in the water & to get gas. We also put new tires on just 8 mths. ago! I'm so sorry you had to be on the island when a power outage occured, unfortunately this happens from time to time on any island.

Bahama John was off the island & closed for a bit, but is open now & just catered a party for a renter who just left my home. She had rave reviews to share with me about our home, Bahama Johns food for her party & her complete delight with her stay!

In closing, we are delighted you had a great family vacation with us & thank you for your vacation rental.

Happy vacationing!

Annie & Jody
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p109818
843-907-9170
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Derry, NH
5

It surely is like finding paradise!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Wow! What a perfect vacation property! The beach was amazing, the house beautiful! We had six adults in our group and the house could not have been set up more perfectly for us, the pictures on the website are beautiful but you must see them in person! Annie and Jody were great to work with, answered every little question I had, and I am a bit of a neurotic planner....it all paid off though! We brought in as much as we could from home, then Walter, our wonderful van driver, took us to the local grocery when he picked us up from the airport, then onto paradise! We had an idyllic week! The snorkelling right off our beach was amazing, the water was perfect. We usually hit Bahama Johns (say hi to John, Symone, and Peaches!) at noon for a cold beer and cracked conch, then back at 5 (be warned, this is when he closes every day) when he would happily fill our pitcher from the house with Bahama Mamas for our evening sunset. The truck worked beautifully for a little exploring, found a great deserted beach and bonefish flat not far away and a few nice little settlements nearby. Everyone we met was so friendly! Walter was the perfect tour guide, Rev. Freddie was very gracious and accomodating, the whole gang at Johns.....everyone on the side of the road had a friendly wave and smile! It took us two long years to plan and execute this vacation, it was over in a blink. I can't wait to go back!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Oh my gosh! You are so incredibly kind! I feel the same way about our little slice of paradise, although I haven't been able to get away for over a year to our home. Now that you have reminded me about how wonderful it is, I've just got to go in May when it isn't rented! I can't thank you enough for posting all the incredibly fantastic reasons to rent our home. Although, in fairness there can always be an "oops" here & there but we will ALWAYS do our best to help our renters with a quick response to ANY concern they may have! I'm so glad you had such a delightful vacation, especially when it was sooooooooo long in the making. I sure hope you & your guests can return again next year for YOUR sake! This kind of "high praise" does our island good, and you are right, Reverend Laing, Walter & John are the epitomy of what vacationers should remember about the hospitality of our TRULY delightful Bahamian neighbors! neighbors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you again! God Bless!!!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p109818
843-907-9170
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
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Come back again

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
Many of our guests have returned time & time again. We have had many weddings, anniversaries, re-unions & even a final "good-bye" to a cherished brother who passed away from cancer. Our home envokes the peace & serenity that we all wish for in our daily lives. But, at our home you can truly "kick back" & do just that. Thank you again for all the many years of sharing our slice of paradise to so many of you (since 2002). Fondly, Annie & Jody
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Oceanfront Home, 2 Door Truck & Boat Included !!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p109818
843-907-9170
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Fulshear, Texas, USA
5

Wonderful escape

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
My family, consisting of 4 adults and 2 children ages 3 & 4, had an absolutely wonderful time at the Kelly's home in the Bahamas. It was perfect for us and the outdoor loving children. They chased sand crabs, lizards, and small colorful fish in the beautiful ocean. The house is as lovely as the pictures and Freddie was as nice and helpful as the owners said he would be. We would go back in a heartbeat!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Brandon,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I&#39;m so glad you love our home, community &amp; Rev. Freddie as we do. Hope to host you &amp; your guests again sometime.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Freeport International Airport (FPO)
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
In Freeport

Snorkeling, scuba diving trips available close to the house, fishing, bone fishing club/guide, golf, gambling-casinos, tennis, bicycling/biking, fitness center, massage therapist, horseback riding, movie theater, church in Pelican Point, sight-seeing tours, dolphin experience, scuba diving with sharks! Or, just the serenity of a beautiful home situated away from the 'hustle bustle.'

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Availability & Rates

Grand Bahama Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
May-Off Season
May 3 2014 - May 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,200
$8,800
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $343 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall-Off Season
Aug 16 2014 - Nov 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,200
$8,800
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $343 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,500
7 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $343 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$2,751
$9,990
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Renters will pay a refundable $ 1,000 deposit used to secure dates & then once vacation has begun it is a damage waiver. Don't forget to rent a vehicle to get you out to our house & back into Freeport if you have more than 3 people traveling (that is all that the truck will accommodate). The main grocery store, shopping, additional excursions, are all in the Lucaya area of Freeport.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Grand Bahama Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Exterior - outdoor shower , Outside Shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Master Bath
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom #2
    Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom #3
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom #4
  • Dressers in each bedroom & plenty of closet storage. The master bedroom & additional queen bedroom look out onto the ocean. Bedroom #3 & 4 look out to the community. The house is set back from the road approximately 200'.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Included
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
3 queens, 2 twins. DSL internet by wireless or ethernet connection from your laptop. Fishing & Snorkeling are the best.

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