‘THE BLUE HOUSE’ A SPACIOUS BEACH FRONT HOME WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS.

Flavia Quint

Speaks portuguese, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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‘THE BLUE HOUSE’ A SPACIOUS BEACH FRONT HOME WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS.

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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 8.

“The Blue House” is the ultimate vacation home located on the beautiful island of San Salvador, Bahamas. Just steps from the beach and centrally located on an island that is packed with history, adventure and fun! The Blue House is spacious and comfortable. Its large open living room with vaulted ceiling and three sliding glass doors which opens to its huge deck overlooking the beach and its clear turquoise waters provides the most spectacular views and sunsets. The deck has a large picnic table and a gas barbecue to enjoy many meals outdoors. Two hammocks and many lounge chairs are also awaiting you to while away the hours. The master bedroom overlooks the ocean with sliding glass doors opening to the deck. Off the Master bedroom there is a full bathroom and a second bedroom . On the second floor there are two more bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open loft. The kitchen is very spacious and bright and has most of things we have at home. As you step into this house you will know what paradise means!

San Salvador Access Information: San Sal, as it is called by locals and regular visitors, has an airport with a large runaway to support landing and taking off of large jet planes. To get to Nassau ( from a US departure point), US Airways has good deals usually, also Jet Blue and Spirit Airlines, American Airlines, United, Delta and Continental sometimes have good offers. From the Northeast of the US , you can find flights as low as $200 plus tax round trip. Bahamas Air has one daily flight leaving Nassau at 11:00 am to San Sal and on Saturdays also at 2:45pm (seasonal , please inquire with Bahamas air) Round trip ticket about $220for adults , children up to 12 pay half) It is a 50 minutes flight.

Spirit Air also has a direct flight from Ft. Lauderdale to San Sal on Saturdays only.

Getting around San Sal: San Sal has several historic sites being the first landfall of Christopher Columbus' fleet. It also has the last of the manually kerosene operated Lighthouses of the Bahamas, a truly special and nostalgic piece of history brought by the British. The views from the top of the lighthouse are not to be missed. There are also caves, ruins from old plantations and cays on the northern tip where the San Salvador Iguanas live, these species are native to the area and can only be found here. Bird life is also abundant with San Sal having many salt water lakes. San Sal is served by Queens Highway which runs its entire circumference, about 60 miles. For that reason, to explore sites like the lighthouse and others, a car or a scooter is recommended (both can be easily rented) or you can take an island tour with one of the tour guides.

Internet access: Available at the house, although service can sometimes be down - and when it is down in the house, it is down in the whole island...it can happen for a couple of hours or for a day!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Flavia Quint

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Speaks portuguese, spanish, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.6
based on 11 traveler reviews

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‘The Blue House’ a spacious beach front home with magnificent views.
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‘The Blue House’ a spacious beach front home with magnificent views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161215
+1 212 579-8499
San Salvador Bahamas
Navasota, TX
5

TOTAL ESCAPE

  • 5 of 5
The house was beautiful and well furnished with lots of space, a great layout and incredible views. It's also located in a perfect spot. You are pretty close to "town" but far enough away that you are not dealing with much traffic, especially on the beaches. We spent nearly every day in the water snorkeling the reefs and met the resident sea turtle, huge school of dinner-plate sized blue tangs and cuttlefish. We really missed diving due to a broken shoulder, but will get our fill on the next trip down to San Sal. We enjoyed several traditional, home-style Bahamian meals with Beverly at Paradis. Her and her mom are incredible chefs! We also took one of our first couple of days and drove all the way around the island in our rental car from Granville (which Garnel set up for us in moments upon our arrival). The drive gave us the chance to see where we wanted to spend more time throughout the week, with a focus on the beaches and reefs. Grotto beach in Columbus Landings has a pavilion with picnic tables and is pretty much deserted all the time… ask the locals how to get there and they will be happy to help. The lighthouse is a must-see. Just go on in but make sure you sign the guest book and don’t wake up the lighthouse keeper. He sleeps during the day. There really are no U.S. style “convenience” stores on the island, so make sure you bring drinks/food if you go out exploring until you get used to the hours of operation. We packed a soft cooler and it worked out wonderfully. It was also handy for picnic lunchs at the beaches. Stores keep business hours but when we visited Jake Jones’ store on Sunday, the locals recommended we knock on the owner’s door. She was happy to open up and let us shop. The island does run based on the mailboat and fuel barge deliveries every week. If they are delayed for some reason, talk to Garnel and she’ll help you find what you need. Garnel stopped by almost every day to make sure we were outfitted with everything we needed, answer any of our questions and just be a huge help. Her help and oversight helped to make our vacation perfect. All in all, the Blue House was perfect for our escape from daily life and a comfortable, relaxing vacation home. Thanks for everything, Flavia! We’ll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am over joyed you had a good time , the Blue House has a very special place in our hearts and I am so happy I can share this with the ones that want to wander off the beaten path! You are always welcome !
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San Salvador Bahamas
Kentucky, USA
5

TURQUOISE HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
The house has everything you need to enjoy time at the beach. The kitchen is well equipped. Several nice touches include a 5 gallon water dispenser, dishwasher, and washer and dryer. The house was clean with plenty of towels and nice big beach towels. The owner and manager were pleasant, honest and extra helpful. The big porch across the back is where we spent entire days, reading and alternately sunning and seeking shade. When you sit there you cannot see another house and I never saw anyone walk past. After a cocktail hour walk, the air condition comfort inside while cooking dinner and listening to your I-Pod and watching the sunset out the back is just perfect. The beach is beautiful, and the only people we ever saw were a few local families fishing early morning and at dusk. The swimming is great and we had fun snorkeling right out back of the house. We ate at Paradis several times, the whole snapper is done with flavor and perfect seasoning. Also try the conch chowder at the Riding Rock Inn, yum. There are not many places to eat and you might want to bring your favorite staples, rice, cereal, coffee, spices for cooking as the provisions at the store are limited. Fresh veggies and dairy must be purchased soon after the boat comes in (because when they are gone you have to wait until the next boat). The store owner teased us about how many yogurts we bought. We were able to get three heads of romaine lettuce, which is a real surprise in the out islands. Don't forget to check out the light house, go inside and see the marvel of the prisms that make up the light reflection. If you like solitude and turquoise water the Blue House is the place to be!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris

It has been our pleasure to share our place with you guys , so happy you had a good time and I hope you can come back many other times to enjoy San Sal , you will be always welcome at the Blue House!
Flavia and Steve
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San Salvador Bahamas
Miami
4

GREAT TIME AT THYE BLUE HOUSE SAN SALVADOR

  • 4 of 5
Three friends and I just returned from San Sal for our 20 year reunion. We all used to work on the island as teachers and as dive instructors way back. In many ways, little has changed. One great addition is the home we rented in VH Victoria Hill on the North Western side of the island where the sand is white, the ocean light blue and waves are generally calm. The "Blue House" is well appointed and situated on a powder white sand beach- with turquoise blue "Bahamian" ocean steps from the back porch- it was perfect for us. August was hot- and we knew it would be so AC in the living area and guest rooms were very important. The home was well supplied with pots and pans- laundry- stereo, Internet. The internet went out for a few days- rebooted and was fine- we had some minor trouble with the ac remotes- new batteries would probably resolve that, fresh linens, towels and the option to do laundry were great. The whole place met and exceeded our expectations. We know the island well- it is very remote and everything comes by supply boat once a week just as it has for 40- 50 years. Every single nut and bolt, can of soup, gallon of milk comes via "mail boat". Once you understand that, you realize what a fine job the owner and manager do maintaining the house. The location, just North of town- in a small settlement, Victoria Hill is quiet yet close to the island's two hotels. Other homes we looked at are near beautiful beaches but are quite removed from any stores or restaurants. Don't come to San Sal looking for fine exotic cuisine and South Beach style nightlife- come to relax, melt the stress away, snorkel, fish, swim, walk the long uninhabited beachs, get to know some friendly locals. Talking about food, we did manage to eat our share of cracked conch, steamed conch, conch salad, fried chicken, mac and cheese, fried fish, peas and rice (thanks Peaches) and of course - grilled to 20 lb dolphin (dorado) fish we caught trolling off the wall. Good times- stick to the rum- it is good quality and cheap in comparison to beer which can cost $50+ a case. Thanks and we hope to be back some day.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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‘The Blue House’ a spacious beach front home with magnificent views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161215
+1 212 579-8499
San Salvador Bahamas
Corpus Christi, Texas
4

THE BLUE HOUSE, SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS

  • 4 of 5
the Blue House was fantastic! The beach and water access is unbelievable! The house was well stocked for all our needs for cooking, plenty of towels etc.

Perhaps you can leave instructions for the A/C and its remotes, we were unsure how to use them- otherwise the house was great and we look forward to staying there again in the near future!!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a good time! Will definitely take your suggestion on leaving instructions about the A/C and remotes! Sorry about that! Thanks so much for the feedback left at the house , it helps us! You are always welcome!
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‘The Blue House’ a spacious beach front home with magnificent views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161215
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San Salvador Bahamas
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
5

A GREAT HIDEWAY

  • 5 of 5
The "Blue House" is a great hideway. If you have been searching for the "back of beyond" and a peaceful time, you have found it. The house itself is very large and inviting with cathedrale ceilings in the living-room. It has all the amenities for those who wish to live on their own. The veranda at th back is hudge and gives a busy family a place outside - even if it rains. The beach is close, clean and private. It drops off quickly so you can swim immediately. Snokling and diving on this island are amazing and the fishing an experience not to be missed.

The people on San Salvador are helpful and kind. We were able to rent a golf cart at the Riding Rock Resort and their bartender there, Peaches, was a mine of information.

This is a palce suitable for those who like to make their own fun. Our whole family enjoyed it.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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‘The Blue House’ a spacious beach front home with magnificent views.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161215
+1 212 579-8499
San Salvador Bahamas
Boston, MA
4

GREAT WEEK AT THE BLUE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
Our family of 4 (including 2 demanding teenagers) spent a very relaxing week here in mid-August.

The house is very spacious: the kids each had a room to themselves & there was another twin-bedded room that we didn't use. The kitchen is a good size with a full range of (dated) functioning appliances. The ac worked very well (leak in one room was waiting for a part from Nassau to be fixed), as did the TV, internet and PS2. Combined with all the other natural attractions, our kids thought they were in heaven!

The location of the house is FANTASTIC: all you can see is beach and sea. The beach is 10 yards through the garden from the deck and then the sea is 20-30 yards away depending on the tide. The beach has a steep section (down to the waters edge) for about 3-4 feet that could be problematic for a toddler on their own, or for someone with physical disabilities.

The sea was crystal clear except for the day after the one major thunderstorm we had. There are several thriving reefs within 50 yards of the shore and we saw countless tropical fish, large grouper and parrot fish, the turtle, octopus, cuttle fish, etc etc. You won't need to go anywhere else to snorkel: it is right here.

We only had company once, when on the "cloudy water day" a family of 4 walked all the way along to us from Club Med.

We hired a car for the week (Avis/Hertz it is NOT!) to explore the island, and in retrospect would have been better off getting it for a day and using the golf cart for the rest of the week.

We were pleasantly surprised by the availability, quality and cost of provisions bought on the island. We were disappointed by the quality and selection of restaurant food (it's all just OK at best): if you want anything decent, be prepared to cook it yourself - there is a grill on the deck, so this is not a problem.

What else?

We never saw a mosquito; outside after sunset there were smaller black flying, biting insects but (a) we encountered far more of them when we went out to eat & (b) deet-based repellent (sold @ local supermarket) worked.

The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The attic space is in the process of being finished and tools and materials were visible from the landing: but nothing that a strategically placed hanging screen couldn't deal with. If it was mine, a fresh coat of exterior paint would be on my to do list, along with a 2nd hammock for someone else to use!

We would stay here again in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
San Salvador Airport (ZSA)
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Yours
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Paradees
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Paradees
Car: recommended

‘The Blue House’ is located in the neighborhood of Victoria Hill a mile from the airport and Club Med and about 1.5 miles to Cockburn Town where you can find grocery stores, a Cyber cafe, a drugstore, the San Salvador Museum, the straw market under the large almond tree and giant Iguana sculpture. Less than a mile away is a health care center and a small shopping center with a restaurant, Paradis, health food store, souvenir shops, home variety store and others. The bank is located about a mile away. To the north of the house, there is Graham’s harbor, with a playground area and picnic tables by the ocean. Continuing north, going around east on the tip of the island you will find ‘United Estates’, another settlement where Dixon Hill Lighthouse is located.

Other Activities: exploring caves, ruins, historical sights

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Availability & Rates

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San Salvador House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$2,506
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Additional information about rental rates

$2,500 per week for up to 4 persons per week.
Christmas week/ New Year's week, Easter and other holiday weeks at higher rates, please inquire.
50% deposit to confirm reservation. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival. $500 refundable security deposit due with final payment and will be refunded 30 days after your stay provided there is no damage, missing items and there is no additional clean-up req
Notes Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund if written notice is given 60 days prior to arrival.
Less than 60 days notice, refund will be at owner's discretion and will be subject to owner's ability to rent the house for those days.
Cleaning fee of $120.00 for up to 4 people, +$10 per each additional person per week.

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Amenities

San Salvador House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom downstairs between Master bedroom and 2nd bedroom and two full bathrooms upstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • Master bedroom with sliding glass doors opening on to deck overlooking ocean, 2nd bedroom with two twin size beds off Master bedroom. Two additional bedrooms upstairs , one with a queen size bed and ensuite bathroom, the other with a bunk bed and a bathroom next to it.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • marina
  • pond
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • spelunking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Club Med allows visitors from outside to enjoy their facilities, you should call to book. There are different rates, a lunch rate, a dinner rate with show and dancing until the wee hours, with full bar included and a day pass, enter at 10 am leave at 6 pm, where you can play tennis or have a sailing class and zillions of other things. Scuba Diving-The Riding Rock Inn has different packages, morning and afternoon dives and multiple day packages. All equipment can be rented.

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