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

Susan Neff

Advertiser since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Susan Neff

Advertiser since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2010
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CHEF NEFF'S GETAWAY & HERON'S NEST SUITES ON HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Dunmore Town Villa Rental Photos and Description

Choice of a king, queen or twin suite, private dining patio. 3 minutes to beach

Steps from the Beach, Bay and Marinas, this is the place to relax under the sun and stars while economizing and enjoy the things that matter in life.

Relax in the shade of the of the private lattice enclosed patio, feel the warm Caribbean breezes and listen to the birds singing in the trees.

This unique accommodation offers a choice of 2 suites with well equipped kitchens and en suite baths. Situated in tropical garden featuring abundant flowering trees and fruit trees.

The rooftop deck is a sublime location to enjoy an evening cocktail or a morning coffee while delighting in views of the ocean, surrounding island and its turquoise Bahamian waters.

Centrally located, these two lovely alternatives, only a 3 minute walk to the famous Pink Sand Beach are steps from Romora Bay Marina and dining.

This property is unique in its flexibility offering weekly and short stays to couples and friends.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Neff (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2010

About Susan Neff

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.

Susan Neff purchased this villa in 2000

Why Susan Neff chose Dunmore Town

Very beautiful, private and extremely safe for all.

What makes this villa unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest suites on Harbour Island, Bahamas
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest suites on Harbour Island, Bahamas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p19186vb
-(301) 560-3166 (Vonage/Bahamas)
Dunmore Town Harbour Island
5

Relaxng Holiday

  • 5 of 5
Harbour Island is one of the most charming and friendly islands in the Bahamas and this charm is what we found in Chef Neff's Getaway. It also comes with one of the nicest tour guides you will ever find in Susan Neff. She really goes out of her way to make sure that you are enjoying yourselves. She knows everything and everyone on the island. The accommodations are certainly a good value. Why spend a fortune on a room that you spend so little time in it. We would definitely recommend Harbour Island and a stay at Chef Neff's Getaway.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Chef Neff's Getaway & Heron's Nest suites 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 suites 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 suites 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 suites 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 suites 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

Map

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

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

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Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town Villa 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.
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Amenities

Dunmore Town Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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