VESELKA - NEW BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SUPERB VIEWS

Kingsley Cox

Speaks english, Ukrainian
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Kingsley Cox

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VESELKA - NEW BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SUPERB VIEWS

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3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Have you ever imagined yourself relaxing, Caribbean cocktail in hand, on the veranda of your home overlooking a coral lagoon of extraordinary natural beauty? Now you can. Veselka, meaning 'Rainbow', is a newly built residence now available as holiday home to the discerning public. Standing on a unique promontory in Double Bay the house benefits from unobstructed views, refreshing sea breezes and direct access to miles of deserted beach. The owners and builders of this superb house, Kingsley and Marta, have blended the home into the surrounding countryside with great skill, all rainwater is saved in underground tanks and solar power augments mains electricity. The idea is to live a luxurious life, but a life that respects and replenishes natural resources. With several young children of their own, Kingsley and Marta have produced a family friendly house. The great swimming and snorkelling helps with entertainment.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Kingsley Cox (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, Ukrainian

Why Kingsley Cox chose Double Bay

Right by a wonderful beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.2
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Veselka - New Beachfront Cottage With Superb Views
average rating of 4.25 based on 12 reviews
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Veselka - New Beachfront Cottage With Superb Views
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Double Bay Eleuthera
New York,NY
5

Stunning house and location

  • 5 of 5
This is an enchanting house in a stunning location. The listing description is accurate but the reality surpasses the description since one has to actually see the turquoise blue of the sea and the panoramic view of the long, palm-studded coastline to believe it. The house is beautifully sited and designed. It is perched on a dune above the beach, and the coast unfurls for miles. In fact, each window frames a gorgeous view. One can lie in bed at night and look up at the stars and the tops of the palms; in the kitchen, one can cook and do dishes while gazing at the beach and the sea. The house has an open, airy, sunny feeling, but at the same time affords as much privacy as one needs. My husband and I were travelling with three teenagers: my daughter and her boyfriend, commandeered the top deck, while the rest of us spent many happy hours in the hammocks on the lower deck. With two bathrooms and three bedrooms, the the house felt spacious for all five of us. We cooked many delicious meals in the comfortable kitchen area, and served them on the wonderful, long, sturdy, welcoming dining room table that anchors the living room area. We were coming from Manhattan (New York City) and were seeking to reconnect with nature, but in a setting that was not too isolated or too rustic, and Veselka provided the perfect balance: there are homes nearby, but not too many, and Veselka's owners have lovingly preserved the beautiful, tall palm trees that were there before the home was built. Looking out at the palms out back one feels a million miles away from civilization, while the few, elegant, neighboring houses provide the discrete reassurance one needs when travelleing with children. The owners, Kingsley and Marta, were AMAZINGLY responsive the few times we called with minor questions. They were eager to help and did all possible to make sure that we would have a wonderful time. Eleuthera is beautiful, with beaches such as I have never seen or imagined, although we have travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America. Veselka is located in a great area of the island, a short drive from the somewhat upscale but well priced vegetable stand called Island Farm. Two absolutely stunning, picture-perfect beaches are also minutes away by car: the Club Med Beach, and Tippy's Beach. The beach immediately in front of Veselka has a grandeur that is all its own. All in all: absolutely fabulous! (and affordable too)
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Chicago
5

Great House great location what a view what a great beach, will stay again,

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for 10 days, 4 of us, mother in law wife myself and our 31/2 year old daughter, we flew in to rock sound rented a car for $60 a day, got to the house sunday night super bowl night settled in quickly, the house has 3 good sized bedrooms 2 bathrooms and nice closets. nice kitchen great lounge great dinning table as the view is stunning, There is a large deck around the house, the bad.... hard to get up and down to the beach, no tv no internet but we kind of liked that, i got internet from a neighboring house so we had email and news, the beach has rock pools great snorkeling and 100 feet to the south no rocks but just a perfect pink sand beach.all in all clean newish great view stunning beach cool no air con needed sea breeze washing machine was great
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Branchport, NY,USA
5

A Lovely, Secluded Location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were joined by another couple, long-time friends from college, for a lovely week at Veselka House in early March, 2011. We had never visited the Bahamas before, and were pleasantly surprised by Eleuthera: its beaches are gorgeous and deserted, its people charming and polite, its seascapes unbelievable! If you prefer a laid-back, quiet location with fantastic views, and are willing to enjoy a house with its own unique personality, Veselka House is a great choice. It is clean, fully-appointed, with a modern kitchen, two baths, and even a washing machine. Its ambiance is rural and remote. A rental car is a necessity and a 4-wheel drive would be advisable to get to some of the more distant beaches. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I have already recommended Veselka House to my friends.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Youngstown, N.Y. U.S.A.
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
The owner, Kinsley, was very helpful with all of our questions. Considering how 'off the beaten path' the location is, his directions were easy to follow. He even suggesting a place to rent a car,
His description of the house did not do it justice, WOW! Perfectly located away from noise, cars, etc., and yet close enough to pop in to the local grocery store for any last minute supplies. The house is enormous, well layed out, and stocked with every amenity anyone could ask for. Everything was clean and neat, plenty of linen and towels. Whether you're enjoying breakfast out on the wrap around porch watching the sun rise, or having cocktails on the upper deck watching the sun set, it's a marvelous, relaxing oasis. One of the best features for us was the grill which we used for some lovely bluefish and lobster caught that day! Right at the bottom of the porch there's a short path that leads down to a beach with honest to goodness 'pink' sand. A short distance out in the beautiful crystal clear waters it's shallow enough for snorkeling which we did everyday. We have traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas and have never felt so at ease. We loved it so much, we've already booked for next year!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Newhaven
5

Veselka visit April 2010

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Veselka beach house during April 2010. We loved it. The views are breathtaking and the beach must me amongst the best in the Caribbean.
The house has a lovely cottage feel to it. More of a home than a hotel,
well appointed and comfortable.
We snorkelled on the reef just a few feet off shore virtually everyday, found a bat cave about a mile away, and a bakery that sold the world's best chicken patties.
The owner provided excellent mosquito nets for the bedrooms.

In the evenings we took to sitting out on the upper deck in the last off the sea breeze.

We are already planning our return stay!
Julia.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Double Bay Eleuthera
Cincinnati
1

Veselka Bahamas

  • 1 of 5
"We actually checked this place out before we rented it. We thought then it was pretty bad but we had already made the deposit so we decided to go with it. What a mistake that was.
Before moving in we stopped at the grocery store with a few days supplies only to find a MINI fridge in the supposed well eqiuipped kitchen that held about half of what we needed to have refridgerated. After a day at the beach we returned to take showers only to find there was close to zero water pressure. 8 days of beaching with a family and two showers that dribble. Not my idea of a great time. Everything in the house was cheap cheap cheap. The outside furniture was plastic dime store variety and broken to boot. The oven did not work (saves fuel). The toilets got clogged and I plunged them both because the toilet tanks were only filling halfway (saving water). The showers barely ran (saves water). Double light fixtures had one bulb (saves energy). NO DRYER (saves energy). Get the picture?
The beds are worn out. Sagging in the middle making for 8 terrible nights of sleep.
There are still roofing shingles lying around in the driveway and building materials that were never picked from the constuction. And a huge pile of palm frawns next to the house. Perfect breeding ground for black widow spiders.
I have stayed in two other houses within one mile from Veselka on the beach as well and they were great.
The bedrooms were small without dressers. The front double door only works on one side. Ect ect ect.

The owner of Veselka is a very nice man. I don't think he knows how bad this place is.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: I am sorry that Phil did not enjoy his stay at Veselka. The house has the best view in Double Bay and is the least expensive. Its features are carefully and accurately described on the house website (which you can find under the further details section) and it is unfortunate that Phil did not consult this before booking. The house is not luxurious, but everything is new and functional. The main living/dining area has a high roof and sweeping views, and there is a unique shady wraparound porch. Our website clearly states that the property is “ecofriendly”, and we try to conserve water and electricity on an island where both are in short supply. If you want luxurious furnishings, comprehensive appliances, unlimited water and a second mortgage, Veselka may not be for you, but we believe our website description is considerably more accurate than Phil’s dyspeptic review.
For someone who actually went to the house at least a month before renting, it is amazing that he did not see that there was a small under counter fridge, and no dryer (also detailed on the website). There is usually a nice trade wind blowing at Veselka, and clothes dry quickly outside. In fact he went over the whole house yet still decided to stay when he could have contacted me to discuss canceling the booking if he felt strongly enough about it. The water pressure is lower than in the US, but it is perfectly adequate and there have been no previous complaints. Water is a precious commodity in Eleuthera and renters usually understand this. The toilets are modern efficient ones that use less water per flush saving water. Nobody has had a clogging problem before and perhaps Phil was profligate in his use of toilet tissue. Lighting: two bulbs in the deck lights (fluorescent undimmable) were too bright and had nothing to do with saving electricity. There are indeed hundreds of palms at Veselka, and they do shed “frawns”. To criticize the house because these fronds “may provide” breeding grounds for black widows (which have never been spotted at Veselka, are extremely rare on Eleuthera) seems somewhat unfair, and typical of the tone of this review.
Veselka has one of the best views in Double Bay and is very reasonably priced for its location (please take the time to look at the other reviews, and websites of other available houses). There are houses in the area with more luxurious amenities but the rentals are naturally much more (double). It seems to me that Phil’s tastes exceed his budget.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen's Highway
Car: recommended

Double Bay is one of the finest beaches in Eleuthera. The sand is very fine grain with a pink shimmer and you can walk for miles along the beach north or south often without seeing anybody. The area is very quiet and one can truly get away from it all at Veselka and be at one with nature. The turquoise sea is warm and inviting with good coral even quite close in. Or one can simply explore the area for its unusual wildlife (large land hermit crabs, beautifully coloured lizards, birds, fabulous dragonflies).

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Double Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,099
$4,290
 
 
winter
Nov 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are for up to 4 persons. Each additional person is $200/week.
A 50% deposit is required to hold reservation. The final payment plus $300 refundable security deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.

A $300 security deposit is required and refunded 30 days after your stay provided there is no damage, missing items and there is no additional clean-up due to misuse of house or contents.
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Amenities

Amenities

Double Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Sofa bed available for 6th person
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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