GRAND BAHAMA BEACHFRONT RETREAT

Chuck McLaughlin

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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GRAND BAHAMA BEACHFRONT RETREAT

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3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Sleeps 6.

Castaway Cottage is Grand Bahama Island at its best. Away from it all, yet an easy drive from activities and the airport. When you're here, you won't believe you're not on one of the out-islands.

The cottage was built in 2007 as a retreat for bonefishing and relaxation. It's just a half-hour drive into Port Lucaya, a fun, touristy town with straw markets, excursions, restaurants, bars, and a casino. The cottage is located in an exclusive and private setting next to one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Gold Rock Beach, famous for being the setting for scenes in the Pirates of the Caribbean series. As remote as it feels, it's hard to believe that this spot is so easily reached from the U.S.

Once you're here, you can choose the kind of day you want to have: Bonefishing is world-class right in front of the cottage; stroll along the unspoiled beaches that reach for miles in either direction; kayak up Gold Rock Creek; explore the hidden treasures of the Island like the Garden of the Groves or the Lucayan National Park; go out for lunch in Port Lucaya or simply relax with a book in the Palm Grove next to the beach. Explore McLean's Town and have a Bahamian lunch by the water or have a picnic at Pelican Point or Crabbing Cove Beach.

The cottage was completed in 2007 and completely equipped with basic satellite TV, wifi, cooking equipment, and all sheets and linens. The layout is compact; very comfortable yet low-maintenance, with a kitchen, living and dining area elevated to maximize the view of the turquoise blue ocean. Master bedroom with queen bed and bureau. Living room has a pull out sofa. Full bath on this level. The loft has a twin bed, bureau, and lots of storage space. The first level features bunk room with 2 bunk beds, bureau and closet and a full bath. The outside shower offers great ocean views and affords privacy from the rare passersby on the beach (but not others staying in cottage) due to the oleander hedge!

Situated on the beach in an area of exclusive homes. It's private, safe and beautiful. You can walk for miles on the beach and see few, if any people. You should see plenty of small rays in the shallow water as you walk.

The tropical landscaping features many different kinds of palms as well as plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds The bird songs are a welcome sound after leaving the cold of the Northeast in the winter! The beach is loaded with shore birds. Expect to see pelicans and ospreys daily.

We would be happy to recommend local bahamians that can take you fishing (flats, deep sea, reef), snorkeling, or for simply an adventure on the water.

For further information, please see our website www.castawaybahamas.com

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Chuck McLaughlin

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We enjoy gardening at our home in Maine. It has been exciting (and challenging) learning about gardening next to the ocean in the Bahamas. Our goal is to choose plants that are salt and drought resistant yet still create a lush tropical look. We did not want to install irrigation. Another goal is too attract wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds.

In the Bahamas, they clear a lot in one day with a bulldozer. Scrape and burn. Before clearing, I identified areas and specific trees that I wanted to save. I wanted the lot to be as natural as possible. I discussed this with the equipment operator and headed into town. When I came back I was devastated-huge sea grape trees had been knocked down and much more of the area cleared than I wanted. Now , 7 years later (2014) things are looking great!

We started with the lower level next to the beach. We planted app 20 pretty large coconut palms. We chose several different varieties for a more interesting appearance. Then we built a natural coral boulder sea wall-much of which is buried in the sand. To anchor the soil at the wall we planted sea grape,coco plum, spider lilies and some young coconut trees.

By the house we planted regular and dwarf oleander, plumbago, christmas palms, dwarf date palms and alexander palm and a specimen bismarck palm near the steps leading upstairs. Currently we have a lemon, a tangerine, a sapodilla, 2 mangos, a papaya and 2 guava trees on the upper level. Recently we have added more coconut palms, washingtonia palms, indigenous sabal and thatch palms, silver button wood, a mahogany tree, texas sage bush, native frangipani and a host of others. Butterflies and hummingbirds are now residents. Birds songs fill the air.

Once in a while a storm will come through and we will prop up the trees that have been knocked over (lemon tree, bismarck palm, and coconut trees by the road have been knocked over twice) and seem none the worst for the experience.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Castaway Cottage is a private paradise

  • 5 of 5
My family has taken many Caribbean island vacations in the last several years, yet we enjoyed one of the best vacations ever at Castaway Cottage. The completely private beach is breathtakingly beautiful - white sand and water in all shades of blue that sparkles like diamonds. Having such a spectacular beach to ourselves was positively luxurious. We have young kids and the surf was perfect for them at all tides and times of day. It is a beach for all ages.

The cottage is very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. It is small, but efficient and we were comfortable.

The only problem we face is figuring our how to get back to Castaway Cottage as soon as possible. If you want convenient access to island attractions (20mins away), but the peace and privacy of a world-class beach all to yourself then this is it.

L. Williams
Chapel Hill, NC
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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SOOO relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
Castaway Cottage has become our new ideal - it had everything we needed for a total vacation and more. The house itself was charming, very comfortable and well equipped. What was really phenomenal was its situation right on the truly beautiful beach. You can literally walk and fish for miles along it enjoying beautiful views, wildlife and sugar white sand. The area is very private, too - on one 3 mile walk down the beach to a little beachfront restaurant we encountered no one! Ideal for relaxation, sport/adventure and more than a little romance. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Realxation at its best

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cottage the last week of March and had a fantastic time. The white sand beach is gorgeous and you can walk for miles without seeing anyone. The weather was perfect and the cottage is absolutely adorable with all the amenities you could ask for and very private. It is a very friendly island and we had no issues getting around. We cooked in a few nights and went into town a few nights to eat...all was really enjoyable..definitely try the Garden Grove restaurant! We relaxed, swam and kayaked all week long and plan to rent this cottage again next year.We had grown weary of all inclusive resorts and battling people for beach chairs and restaurant reservations so this was our first experience renting a cottage. It was the best vacation I have had in years.I would highly recommend renting this cottage if you are looking for a truly relaxing time and gorgeous beaches!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
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Falmouth, Maine
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Charming Rental

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a private, peaceful paradise vacation this is the place for you. My husband and I walked the beach for hours every day and never saw anyone. The kitchen is stocked for gourmet cooking. We enjoyed cooking in most nights. There are great local restaurants nearby if you want to dine out. We enjoyed fishing right out front for bonefish. We swam, read and relaxed. We had a wonderful week. We hope to visit here again.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
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Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO)
Car: necessary

Our spot on Grand Bahama Island has an out-island feeling without the white knuckle, puddle-jumper approach! Big jets fly into Freeport (FPO) and getting to the island is simple. As soon as you drive out of Freeport, you start to experience the Bahamian atmosphere. Most of the way you will drive through a Bahamian pineyard.

Castaway Cottage enjoys a beautiful setting on a white sand beach. Stay in glorious seclusion for a week, or ride into town a few times for some fun in Port Lucaya - your choice. Located in a safe area of very nice homes. No junk cars or other undesirables nearby. We are on the beach, not across a public road from the beach. Some listings are deceptive. I would be more than happy to provide an unbiased (or at least as unbiased as I can be) view on our place compared to others. Our goal is to have happy, repeat renters.

Lush landscaping for a truly tropical feel.

Other Activities: kayaking, beach. Golf and tennis 30 minutes.

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Amenities

Amenities

Grand Bahama Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • Bathrooms are new and comfortable.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • master - 1 queen
    loft - 1 double , staircase is steep.
    bunk room - 4 twin/ single , own bath
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bunk room is on the ground floor and is accessed by an outdoor stair to the main living area. Not suitable for young children.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
The living quarters are elevated for maximum views, so a staircase leads from the ground floor to the main living area.

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