CHEF NEFF'S GETAWAY & HERON'S NEST ON HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS

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CHEF NEFF'S GETAWAY & HERON'S NEST ON HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS

Dunmore Town Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)

Frommer's 2011 Guide to the Bahamas lists Chef Neff's properties as a 'Find' with an excellent review. Harbour Island is a gem in the Caribbean recently discovered by discriminating travelers. Our Island has been named the NUMBER ONE Island destination by Travel and Leisure Magazine. The pink sand beach is one of the ten most beautiful in the world (Conde Nast).

Chef Neff's suites are a three-minute walk to the beach and a two minute walk to the Bay. The two separate suites are on private grounds with woods,song birds and flowers. There is a Crow's Nest for your morning coffee while you watch the sunrise or to climb for an evening drink.

The suites' private entrances and lovely private patios make them a very special place for just you. The rate is far below any local hotel rooms, and with a kitchen included there is no reason to eat every meal out. And a day away by boat at the near-by secluded Man Island (with a picnic and snorkeling) is always a wonderful experience.

If you have a shopping bent there are boutiques to rival any place in the world -- as well as Native shops for local treasures.

Most visitors rent a golf cart to get around while here. The Bahamian $ is on a par with the USD and there is an ATM at the local bank. Credit Cards are accepted almost everywhere.

I have provided small Brink's safes in each suite for your passports or other valuables.

It just plain doesn't get any better than Harbour Island. Want to know more? Just ask Chef Neff!

Keywords: Two seperate one bedroom suites

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
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Chef Susan Neff, owner and manager of the two suites, came to Harbour Island as the Executive Chef of the Coral Sands Hotel. Susan purchased the property in 2000 and spent the last nine years renovating the home and adding to it. When she left Coral Sands Hotel in 2004 she began renting two suites that she had added for guests.

The gardens are especially lovely and are enjoyed by all of the guests, as is the Crow's Nest and the view from it.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2000

Very beautiful, private and extremely safe for all.

Owner on property to assist 24/7. Lovely gardens to walk in and view of the ocean from Crow's Nest.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
New York, New York
5

AMAZING PLACE TO STAY!

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I spent a week at Chef Neff's Getaway in early May and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The apartment is clean, comfortable and nicely decorate with a perfect little patio outside the front door. My sister and I had breakfast out there every morning while watching the roosters roam around and enjoying the beautiful and well kept garden. The beach is breathtaking and just a five minute walk away (if that). As a bonus, two beach chairs come with the rental. Susan is a wonderful host and very helpful and organized. As a professional chef she was able to point us in the direction of the best places to eat on the island and even had a typed up list of recommendations printed out and waiting for us when we arrived along with a map of the island. When we told her we wanted to spend a day driving around Eleuthera she arranged for a rental car for us and gave us a printed out day trip guide with sightseeing and restaurant recommendations. Scuba diving? Susan arranged that for us too! We got an amazing private tour from one of the locals of sea turtles, sting rays, sandy beaches and, of course, snorkeling among the reefs. Lastly, if you're a cat lover, Susan has two beautiful and extremely friendly felines named Simba and Sarabi. If my sister and I make it back the island (and we really hope we'll be able to soon!) we know exactly where we'll be staying.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
DC
5

FABULOUS VACATION

  • 5 of 5
We came to Chef Neff's in early January and were thrilled with everything. From beginning to end we were well taken care of. Arriving late she asked in advance what we might want to eat and she had it waiting for us. She had a cab waiting and Troy was so helpful and a delight to deal with since we called on him several times during our stay. We were happy she reserved a golf cart for us, waiting at her home because we thought we would bike everywhere - definitely more a golf cart place! Her place was perfect for us. There was a wonderful little patio where we ate, watched the birds and hen with chicks accompanied by several roosters and a charming room where we mainly slept since we were out swimming and exploring. You can walk to a lovely beach and walk many places including a place to eat, a casual fare. We enjoyed the Crow's Nest which had a beautiful view especially at night watching the incredible stars. Chef Neff put together a fabulous trip to Mann Island for snorkeling with a local man which couldn't have been more perfect as we picnicked then explored the waters. A must for all! Many thanks to her for not only being a fabulous hostess, helping us maneuver around but showing us a very special place and introducing us to very special people! Hope to see her again soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

"BEYOND HAPPINESS IN PARADISE!"

"Beyond Happiness in Paradise!"
  • 5 of 5
We arrived on Boxing Day 2013 to enjoy an incredible week at Chef Neff's Getaway and Heron's Nest. We were fortunate to stay in both of her lovely apartments, and we would recommend either as great, clean, with nice kitchens and bathrooms. Most important both had comfortable beds and lovely porches overlooking her beautifully landscaped yard. Chef Neff made our stay wonderful from the beginning. Chef Neff gave us recommendations of where to eat, shop, go to the beach and generally explore. We would love to stay at Chef Neff's Getaway and/or Heron's Nest again.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Yellow Springs, Ohio
5

BEST VALUE, HOSTESS AND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
I had the privilege of visiting Harbour Island last May. We (I had a roommate) enjoyed the Hideaway Suite as our home base. It has all the comforts one would need on a tropical island; comfortable twin beds, a small but well-equipped kitchen, a well-functioning bathroom and plenty of closet and drawer space to unpack for a two-week stay. It is also well located; a short walk to the beach in one direction and a shorter walk to the harbor in the other direction and plenty of friendly people along the way. It is also possible to walk to the main harbor (downtown), but most visitors rent golf carts to get around.
Every morning we took long walks on the pink sand beach and returned to enjoy breakfast on the veranda overlooking the garden. The hibiscus are particularly beautiful in May. In planning our day, we used the maps and ample information provided with the suite. Susan Neff, the owner who is affectionately known on the island as Chef Neff, made sure that every day was filled with excitement and good food. Indeed, the trip would not have been the same without our gracious and knowledgeable hostess, Chef Neff. We enjoyed many a cocktail with her on the Crow’s Nest overlooking the beautiful island and sea at sunset. I urge you to do the same; it will be the highlight of your stay.
A minor blip to the trip may be the inconsistency of the electricity and wireless reception. But that is to be expected in the Bahamas. So bring a flashlight for the evenings and put away that electronic device; you’re on vacation! You may also want to be forewarned about the roosters who crow all night. I used earplugs the first few nights, but as I got use to them they melded into the other sweet sounds of the island and I fell into a deep sleep.
Harbour Island is full of adventure and very friendly and interesting people. Indeed, when you first arrive on the dock, hitch a ride from Troy Higgs (Taxi-1 – Junkanoo Cab), a fabulous musician. If you’re interested in Bahamian music, he’s your man.
In general, Chef Neff’s suites are by far the best value for your money on an island that caters to the rich and famous. So you need to take advantage of this gem as soon as you can; I intend to.
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Silver Spring MD
5

A WEEK AWAY FROM IT ALL

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from one week on Harbour Island, staying with another couple at Chef Neff's "Hideaway." This is the perfect location on a perfect tropical island to escape reality for a few days. Harbour Island is a tranquil place away from hustle and bustle-- a kind of tropical parallel of Nantucket compared to the Cape Cod mainland. But it also offers excellent restaurants, a fantastic beach, uniformly friendly people, and unbelievably great weather (at least for a good part of the year). Chef Neff's property is an ideal match-up with these surroundings. The grounds are beautiful, the facility is very comfortable and well-maintained and the location is ideal: a short walk from one of the world's best (and most unspoiled and unpopulated!) beaches and a 10-minute golf cart ride to town. And the price is more reasonable than the fancy hotels now that they have been discovered by The Beautiful People.

One of the advantages of Chef Neff's hideaway is, in fact, Chef Neff herself. She is a gracious and attentive host who knows everything (and everyone) there is to know about the Island, and is more than willing to share recommendations on sightseeing, shopping-- and most especially, restaurants (she happens to be a Cordon Bleu professional chef in her spare time).

If you like glitz, casinos, late-night partying and tourist shops this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a great location in an idyllic part of the world, we heartily recommend Chef Neff's Suites. The photos shown on this web site are for real. In fact, it's even better to be there!
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

RELAXING RETREAT!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful 6 night vacation at Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest. The accommodations suited us perfectly and having access to a kitchen was certainly convenient. The property is a block to the beach and an even shorter distance to the bay. We appreciate the kindness of Chef Neff and all of the local knowledge she provided. Although we experienced 3 days of tropical storms during our stay, that simply allowed for more time for reading, sightseeing and taking naps. We look forward to returning again soon!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
North Eleuthera airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Bahamas Fast Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Pink Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Romora Bay Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Acqua Pazza

Deep Sea Fishing, bottom fishing, bone fishing, snorkeling, diving, picnicking

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Dunmore Town Studio Rental Rates

Notes

  • $155/165 nt. - $925-$1025/wk
  • US $/Bahamian Dollars
  • Chef Neff Getaway: $925/week-$135 extra nights Less than a week's stay $155 P/N
  • Heron's Nest: $1025/week- $145 extra nights Less than a week's stay $165 P/N
  • No credit cards accepted. 1/4 deposit. Additional 10% Bahamian govt.tax
  • Bottled water provided. Trusted golf cart rental agents information upon request.

Amenities

Dunmore Town Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • surfing
Notes:
Full bath, efficiency kitchen, iron, hair dryer, linens, towels, clothes line, outdoor shower for post beach use, "Pack and play bed" available for infant, Crow's Nest for view of ocean.