LILAC WATERFRONT COTTAGE AT DIAMONDSBYTHESEA BEACHFRONT PROPERTY

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LILAC WATERFRONT COTTAGE AT DIAMONDSBYTHESEA BEACHFRONT PROPERTY

Grand Bahama Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3BR/2.5BA sleeps 8

Diamonds by the Sea is situated on one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in Freeport. The crystal clear waters are several shades of aqua and turquoise. Days can be spent just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful serenity at Diamonds; And after a day on the beach, where on many occasions you can watch Dolphins swimming not far from the shoreline, a great BBQ on your deck, and a Hammock is just what is needed to wrap up a lovely day in Paradise. A short walk on the beach from us, are several beach bars and restaurants and also available are water sports activities, kayaking, sailing etc. We take pride in being one of the rare vacation cottages with privacy and yet less than 5 miles is Port Lucaya with its activities, Casino, restaurants, bars and shopping. We are also proud of the fact that Diamonds is where Keira Knightley chose to live and enjoy for several months while filming Pirates of the Caribbean II in Grand Bahama.

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

Gladys

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Speaks english, french, spanish, german
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.3
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224959
+1 3055039091
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
San Antonio,Tx
5

Wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are frequent travelers and this is by far one of the most relaxing places we've ever stayed. Our party consisted of my husband and myself, a baby (celebrating a 1st birthday!!) and 2 grandparents. The Lilac Cottage was absolutely adorable! Its a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath that was very clean, spacious, well maintained, and tastefully decorated. The cottage was pretty much equipped with everything we needed for the week (towels, fridge, toaster, pots, pans, silverware, coffee maker, microwave, cups) and everything was in good working condition. We rented a van for the week as grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping are quite a distance from the cottage. Our first night in town we stopped at Solomons Grocery store and picked up all our essentials for breakfast and lunch and we usually ate dinner out in the town. Despite being quite a distance from the rest of town, the location of the cottage was perfect as it was far away from noise and just yards from the beach. We spent just about every morning walking the short distance to the private beach area to relax and snorkel which was awesome as opposed to having to drive to a beach. Beach chairs, umbrella, and towels were provided which were wonderful. We only got to meet Gladys (the owner of the property) briefly since she was leaving on her family vacation when we arrived but she was very nice and always responded to emails and questions very promptly. The housekeeper and groundskeeper for the property were on site during our stay and were both so friendly and always helpful when we had questions. All in all our vacation was everything we were hoping for and so much more. Its hard to capture the lovely essence of this place in photos but I would recommend this place to anyone and cant wait to return again!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review on the Lilac Cottage, Misty. I am very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Diamonds bythe Sea. Hopefully you will return again in the near future. It is always wonderful to have return guests, who have now become friends.....Have a great year and looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Gladys
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p224959
+1 3055039091
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
San Antonio,Tx
5

Fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are frequent travelers and this is by far one of the most relaxing places we've ever stayed. Our party consisted of my husband and myself, a baby (celebrating a 1st birthday!!) and 2 grandparents. The Lilac Cottage was absolutely adorable! Its a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath that was very clean, spacious, well maintained, and tastefully decorated. The cottage was pretty much equipped with everything we needed for the week (towels, fridge, toaster, pots, pans, silverware, coffee maker, microwave, cups) and everything was in good working condition. We rented a van for the week as grocery stores, restaurants, and shopping are quite a distance from the cottage. Our first night in town we stopped at Solomons Grocery store and picked up all our essentials for breakfast and lunch and we usually ate dinner out in the town. Despite being quite a distance from the rest of town, the location of the cottage was perfect as it was far away from noise and just yards from the beach. We spent just about every morning walking the short distance to the private beach area to relax and snorkel which was awesome as opposed to having to drive to a beach. Beach chairs, umbrella, and towels were provided which were wonderful. We only got to meet Gladys (the owner of the property) briefly since she was leaving on her family vacation when we arrived but she was very nice and always responded to emails and questions very promptly. The housekeeper and groundskeeper for the property were on site during our stay and were both so friendly and always helpful when we had questions. All in all our vacation was everything we were hoping for and so much more. Its hard to capture the lovely essence of this place in photos but I would recommend this place to anyone and cant wait to return again!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
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Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada.
5

Two Months in Paradise South

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have just returned from spending two months in the Lilac Cottage at Diamonds-by-the-Sea and the experience was simply wonderful. We stayed in the Topaz Cottage in 2010 for one month and enjoyed it so much we returned to Diamonds-by-the-Sea again in February and March of 2011. The beach is within steps of the Lilac Cottage and the house is decorated tastefully with all the comforts and needs that one would want. The Cottage has three bedrooms which came in handy when company arrived from the frozen north to enjoy some time in the much warmer climate of the Grand Bahamas. This was our third time to the Island and the availability of good grocery stores and eating establishments has much improved since our first trip in 2006. We both enjoy snorkeling and there is a small reef adjacent to the property that provides a good opportunity to see many species of fish found in the area. Our snorkeling highlights on the Island included turtles, eagle rays and sharks, which provided a bit of excitement. Gladys, the owner of Diamonds-by-the-Sea, is a wonderful lady who does her best to see that any concerns and / or needs of her guests are addressed. She lives in her house on the property so her presence ensures everything runs smoothly. We highly recommend the property and would encourage anyone looking for a restfull vacation, while still having restaurants and entertainment nearby, to consider Diamonds-by-the Sea...we've already booked again for next winter....thanks Gladys.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
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Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Newport, NC USA
5

Ideal Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our visit to the Lilac Cottage was much more than we had expected. Everything was neat and clean inside with lush greenery on the grounds,, and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful beach just steps away and the restaurants and shops in Port Lucaya. Gladys welcomed us like old friends, and we can't wait to go back to Diamonds by the Sea!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura, it was such a pleasure having you and Cheryl and May Eliza for 2 weeks here. Great friends. Come back soon
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
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+1 3055039091
Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
North Carolina
5

SECOND WONDERFUL VISIT THIS YEAR

  • 5 of 5
After a most enjoyable stay in May, we had to return for another taste of Paradise at Diamonds bythe Sea.
It is a perfet place to lose yourself in the Carribean, relaxing and experiencing what Freeport/Lucaya is all about, offering the activities of Nassau and the laid-back lifestyle of the Out Islands.
The accomadtions are perfection and the hostess is more than gracious and so much fun. On this trip we met heerr assistant who was most accommodatring and helpful. The reality is better than the description.
This is a true home away from home and cannot wait to return.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review. And I am so happy that I did get to meet you all in May for the last couple of days of your stay. We did have a lot of fun then and it is wonderful that you came back for 2 weeks in September to enjoy and get to know more of Grand Bahama. You are wonderful, happy and positive guests who are now my friends. You are always welcome so please come again with more friends and family. It was a pleasure having you. And Jules does not stop raving about you all.
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LiLac Waterfront Cottage at DiamondsbytheSea Beachfront Property
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Grand Bahama Island Bahamas
Roma Italia
1

Esperienza negativa!

  • 1 of 5
Il cottage è grazioso ma purtroppo abbiamo trovato l'aria condizionata rotta ed è stato impossibile viverci visto il caldo asfissiante che c'è alle Bahamas.La proprietaria non era presente, abbiamo chiamato più volte la responsabile che ha risolto il problema per 2 giorni, dopo di che si è di nuova rotta poichè è molto vecchia.Considerando il prezzo consistente non si può accettare una vacanza dove si soffoca dal caldo!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that my guests at Diamonds bythe Sea had such a bad experience because of the exceptional Summer heat in the Bahamas and that the A/C cut off on them during their stay.. We have 3 lovely, clean and comfortable Cottages and 2 Studios at Diamonds bythe Sea and all the reviews from all of my guests, many return guests, have been great reviews; I do my best to satisfy all our guests with everything they need to make their stay a very enjoyable and pleasant experience, and it is a reality that here on the Islands we do not find the right parts immediately and parts have to be ordered and flown in from the States, clear customs, delivered and then get the repairs done.
I am happy to see that she did say the cottage was charming. Hopefully she will contact me directly and I will suggest to her she come again and she will then, like other guests, have a wonderful experience at Diamonds, as we now have a new A/C. And anyone reading this review, please visit our other Homeaway listings of Diamonds bythe Sea, all the reviews are very wonderful and positive.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Freeport International Airport
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Diamonds bythe Sea Beach
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Beach Bar and Restaurants
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
2 to 4 courses
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Beach Bars and Restaurants
Car: recommended

DIRECTIONS TO DIAMONDS BYTHE SEA FROM EITHER THE FPO AIRPORT OR PORT: TAKE GRAND BAHAMA HIGHWAY EAST TO CHURCHILL DRIVE, MAKE ARIGHT AND CONTINUE TO THE END OF CHURCHiLL DRIVE, MAKE A RIGHT AT DIAMOND ROW, GO ABOUT 800 FEET AND MAKE A LEFT A GATE.

Cottages are Turn Key fully Air Conditioned with W/D for your comfort.

Beautiful sandy beach, very private and relaxing. Beach Bars and restaurants are walking distance from us as well as water sports activities.

Other Activities: Yoga, Pillates, Massage Therapy

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Grand Bahama Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Aug 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK SEASON
Dec 16 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Notes DISCOUNTED SPECIAL MONTHLY AND LONG TERM RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (UTILITIES NOT INCLUDED)
50% REQUIRED FOR BOOKING (PAYPAL DEPOSIT OF US$300 ASAP TO HOLD DATES) BALANCE OF 50% DUE WITHIN 10 DAYS IN CASHIERS CHECK MAILED TO USA.
BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL (CASHIERS CHECK AS ABOVE)
CANCELLATION POLICY:
FULL REFUND 91 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL -$100
50% REFUND 61 TO 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL -$200
NO REFUND 60 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL 9DEPOSIT CAN APPY TO FURURE BOOKING -U$300
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Amenities

Amenities

Grand Bahama Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Ocean View
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom/Bath with King Bed on Ground Floor 2 Bedrooms/1Full Bath on Main Floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Wood Deck
  • Gated Community
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
SELF CATERING: Toilet paper, Paper Towels, dishsoap, etc. are provided for your convenience for day of arrival. Either bring with you or shop at the local market for your stay here. High Chair and Crib are available for a fee.

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