|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Located on Fortune /Churchill Beach in the Lucaya area of Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, this charming 2 bedroom/ 2 bath cottage, recently renovated, is ideal for families with children or for one or two couples, friends etc. to come vacation and enjoy themselves. The Topaz offers you all the comfort of your home as it is Turn Key and is equipped with everything you would need. Just bring your personal effects, your great island laid back and relaxed attitude and you are all set for a wonderful time. We have great Beach bars and restaurants as well as water activities available walking distance on the beach from us at Diamonds by the Sea. And even though a car is recommended, it is not a must as there is transportation available just a short walk from us. Nothing is far in Freeport, grocery, shopping, Casino, restaurants etc. are less than a 5 minute drive from us. And the best part is that you are practically on your own private, sandy, pristine beach when you want to get away.
BOOKING AND CANCELATION POLICIES: WE REQUIRE 50% OF TOTAL PAID BY WIRE TRANSFER, MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK AND SENT PRIORITY MAIL, FEDEX OR UPS . THE BALANCE IS DUE IN FULL 40 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IF PAYMENT IS MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK; IF WIRE TRANSFER, PAYMENT IS DUE 10 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
TOTAL REFUND OF DEPOSIT -$100 IF CANCELLATION IS 61 DAYS OR MORE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE
50% OF DEPOSIT -$200 IF CANCELLATION IS 31 TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE
DEPOSIT IS FORFEITED IF CANCELLATION IS 30DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE.
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS AS WE DO WORK WITH OUR GUESTS ON CANCELLATIONS AND WANT TO BE FAIR TO BOTH PARTIES
CHECK IN 3 PM CHECK OUT10 AM. $75 FEE FOR ANY CHECKOUT AFTER 10AM TO 1PM FULL NIGHTLY RATE ANY CHECKOUT AFTER 2PM
We spent 8 fabulous days in Topaz cottage.....clean,nicely decorated,full kitchen breath taking beach! We rented a car from Brads. Grocery shopped at Solomons.Spent time at my friends place The Sand Bar Margarita villa. We ve just booked our return for July 2015. Cant wait to get back!
This cottage deserves a ten star rating as does the whole of Diamonds by the Sea.
We stayed there two weeks ago and did not want to leave. The cottage itself was very well kept. It was a home away from home. Had everything to hand that you would have in your own home but with the added bonus of beautiful weather. Shirley the housekeeper was a gem and Gladys the owner was so welcoming.
It was a treat to be able to walk off your deck onto the beach which we did every morning before breakfast. A car is advisable to get around. Thank you Gladys for such wonderful surroundings and Shirley you are great . Will definitely be back next year but for a longer period.
This is a truly a little paradise! We had the most wonderful week here. I agree with reviewer Amy about the cottage, beach and shopping. Car is a necessity if you want to discover the island's gorgeous beaches. We loved Churchill beach though. This is such a long beach, made for long walks! You have Wyndham close by, (but not too close!), where you can do water sports. Did some snorkeling and kayaking at Paradise Cove on the west end. Beautiful place, decent prices on equipment and I think the greatest grouper & fries lunch! We found it a bit hard to find good restaurants, but Gladys recommended some that we liked, among them The Shaningans in Port Lucaya which had great food. We also enjoyed the Greek restaurant Zorba there.
One day, coming home from one of our car trips, we found a grocery bag on the porch. Gladys had put some of her homegrown tomatoes and arugula in there for us! Wow - did we have a delicious salad and steak on the grill that night! Gladys is a wonderful host, welcoming, warm and funny! You can see the pride of ownership in the way she maintains the property. This is one of the greatest vacation places we have rented through the years.
Since coming home from this gem we have told everybody we know about the wonderful time we had here. I can recommend Diamonds by the Sea and feel awesome about it because I know that you will have the greatest time.
We will be back soon!
Love ya', Gladys!
Topaz was everything we expected and MORE! The property is pristine and offers lots of privacy from its gardens. The cottage was actually a bit larger than it looks in photos. Topaz was very clean and the beds comfy. I was expecting a queen bed, but there was a king in the MBR. The second BR had 2 queens. The daybed had been moved to the porch - which we really loved! The porch was our favorite room by far. We lounged on the daybed and sipped rum in the evenings.
The walk to the beach is quite short, and there are plenty of chairs for everyone. There is a great little bar a short walk down the beach to the right. They have cold beer and conch fritters when you need a little treat. There is also Bertha's restaurant a few yards past the beach bar - best fried lobster tails and cracked conch we found on the island. Bertha's homemade hot sauce is so amazing, we brought some home.
I definitely recommend a rental car for your stay. And you'll want to visit Butler's or Solomon's for groceries. The grocery stores are not like those in the US - not as much selection and they are pricey due to tariffs. Bring some non-perishables with you - like sugar, seasonings, coffee, granola, etc. Depending on length of stay, buy extra toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags. Beer is tariffed heavily at the stores, so it is less expensive to drink rum. For example, a 6-pack of Red Stripe was $19. While a liter of good rum was $11.
We were impressed with the wifi and the cable. The wifi allowed us to upload images to Facebook and check email. No need for an expensive international calling plan since we could communicate through email.
There is a washer and dryer off the side porch and is shared by the 2 studios. It was nice for drying swim suits and running a load during the week. You'll need to supply your own detergent.
The air conditioners were in each room. We only used the one in the MBR and kept the door closed. The rest of the cottage was comfortable with the windows open. Then again, we went in March, so it wasn't uncomfortably hot.
Overall, I highly recommend Topaz - or any of the other cottages - for anyone wanting a true vacation away from the crowds. Many thanks to the owner, Gladys! We will be back!
This was our greatest rental experience ever! Diamonds by the sea and our host Gladys were just wonderful. We cant wait to go back. Thank you!
My husband and I stayed in the Topaz Cottage in September 2010 and had a wonderful time! The house is so pretty and just ideal for a couple or a couple with one child. The beach was just a stone-throw away and we have been the only ones at the beach all the time! It was just a fantatsic and very relaxig vacation and we can recommend this cottage for a romantic holiday! I hope that we will come back and thanks, Gladys, for being a wonderful host!
DIRECTIONS TO DIAMONDSBYTHESEA FROM EITHER THE FPO AIRPORT OR THE PORT; TAKE GRAND BAHAMA HIGHWAY EAST ALL THE WAY TO CHURCHILL DRIVE, MAKE A RIGHT ON CHURCHILL DRIVE AND CONTINUE TO THE END OF CHURCHILL, MAKE ARIGHT ON DIAMOND ROW, GO ABOUT 800 FEET AND MAKE A LEFT AT THE WHITE GATE.
WHITE SANDY BEACH AND BARS AND RESTUARANTS AND WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES AVILABLE WALKING DISTANCE FROM US.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100.00|
|DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE||$125.00|
DISCOUNTED SPECIAL MONTHLY AND LONG TERM RATES ON REQUEST. + US$300 ELECTRIC +GAS TANKS TENANTS RESPONSIBILITY.
50% Deposit (PAYPAL DEPOSIT OF US$300 ASAP TO HOLD DATES , CASHIERS CHECK WITHIN 10 DAYS MAILED TO A USA ADDRESS
BALANCE DUE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL IN CASHIERS CHECK MAILED TO USA ADDRESS
FULL REFUND 91 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL -$100
50% REFUND 61 TO 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL -$200
NO REFUND 60DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL (DEPOSIT APPLIES TO FUTURE BOOKING -$300
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.