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Jim or Kathy Alderman

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Great Guana Cay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

L'il Gecko (built in 2003) is a pleasant, appealing cottage situated on a hillside overlooking the Sea of Abaco to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. We are not beachfront but otherwise we have it alll! L'il Gecko Cottage is just 200 steps to miles of beautiful, secluded, white sand beach - perfect for walking, swimming, shelling and snorkeling; yet only an easy stroll or cart ride to Great Guana Settlement, island restaurants, boat dockage and Dive Guana. The views from the cottage are wonderful! You will want to begin your day with breath-taking sunrise views over the Atlantic and the colorful cottages of Dolphin Beach Resort as you enjoy your morning coffee on the 'Crow's Nest. Then, after enjoying a full day of Abaco adventures, you will want to return to L'il Gecko in time to celebrate the sunset over the Sea of Abaco from the spacious wrap-around deck. The cottage is surrounded by colorful gardens that attract a variety of entertaining feathered friends!

Sit back in the tropical garden with a good book or just watch the hummingbirds and butterflies as they enjoy the colorful flowers. Help yourself to fresh herbs, fruits or vegetables from the garden when available. Spend hours watching the sailboats drift by on the Sea of Abaco. L'il Gecko Cottage is the perfect affordable Abaco vacation rental cottage for those who seek a quiet, romantic get-away on a Bahamian Out Island or a special place to spend special time with a special person!

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Roomy and comfortable. Great local fishing - got 5 tuna! Would recommend "L'l Gecko" to anyone.
Nov 2003
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Jim or Kathy Alderman

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Speaks english
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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5
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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Don't Miss Out! King BR, Back-up Power, Views, Just Plain Cute & Convenient!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p249103
(302) 945-1973
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Indiana
5

LOVED IT...EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED.

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our stay on Great Guana Cay at L'il Gecko. The description "cute, cozy, convenient cottage at an outstanding price" is spot on. L'il Gecko is comfortably furnished and well stocked. The open floor plan and high ceilings make it seem more spacious. The view from the bed in the master is wonderful. We thought the location was perfect. It's close to the settlement, but yet has a private location. Not oceanfront but still great views. So close to a great beach access and the docks on the Sea of Abaco side. On our exploration of the island we didn't see anywhere we would rather stay, especially at the great price. Our most favorite parts of the cottage though are the lovely and extremely private tropical garden, the equally private and lovely outdoor shower and the very comfortably furnished screened porch.
The owners were very helpful prior to our trip. Through email they sent very useful tips and information on the cottage and on Guana Cay. They also answered all our questions quickly and made us feel comfortable and prepared for our trip. The caretaker, Gina, met us at the dock on arrival and showed us the cottage and her husband stopped by to show us how to use the generator. We never needed it though as there was only one power outage and it was short in duration. Gina was also available to answer the couple of questions that arose during our stay. You can call her on the VHF, but we just sent a quick email that was shortly answered.
Our ten days on Guana Cay were during the off-season and we very rarely saw another soul on the beach. Some days we saw NO ONE on the beach all day. We felt like we were on our own private island. There was hardly anyone at any of the restaurants either. I imagine it may be different during the season. The beaches at Guana are definitely it's strong point over the other two cays we visited by boat, Man-o-War and Elbow Cay. Those cays are beautiful too though and worth a visit if you rent a boat. Lots of great snorkeling too. Collin at Dive Guana was very helpful. The owner, Troy was on vacation while we were there.
Go to Great Guana Cay and rent L'il Gecko. You'll be so happy you did.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Amie! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage and on Great Guana Cay - hope you are able to return some day!
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Great Guana Cay Abaco
5

27TH ANNIVERSARY VACATION

  • 5 of 5
L'il Gecko was a lovely inviting home with everything needed to relax and enjoy yourself...My wife and I stayed for two weeks and it was by far the best vacation we have ever had.Guana is such a peaceful place with gin colored waters on both the Atlantic and Abaco side...The settlement was small and quiet and friendly..during our stay we swam pretty much every day did a lot of cooking right at the house and also ate out at Nippers, Grabbers and Pirates Cove.All the food was great.The prices at the Guana Grocery were higher than in the states but not as high as we had expected...We did all of our shopping right on Guana.If you are looking for a place to just get away from it all and truly find out what " Island Time" is all about just leave all of your high tech devices behind and step into L'il Gecko...It will put you into a state of complete bliss. My wife and I will be booking another stay very soon.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wayne and Cheril - we are so happy you 2 have 'discovered" Guana Cay and we were able to be part of your discovery!
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(302) 945-1973
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Nashville, TN
5

CELEBRATED 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Lil Gecko and Guana Cay. You have a wonderful place. We enjoyed all the pretty vegetation that surrounds your home and all the beautiful wildlife as well: birds, lizards, etc…. But, our favorite was the crow's nest. We spent every morning drinking coffee while enjoying the sites and sounds of the Atlantic Ocean and every evening savoring the stars and the moonlight reflecting off the Sea of Abaco.

Most of the week, the electricity was not an issue. It was out mostly during the day. On Monday night, it was out late and we had to try to go to sleep without A/C but it finally turned on around 12:45 am. On Tuesday night, it went out for about 3 hours in the middle of the night.

We spent the majority of our time enjoying the island, the wonderful island full-time residence as well as the visitors. Loved the beach, we went to about 4 different beach accesses. One morning we just investigated the island via the golf cart. Got some snorkeling in, great views underwater! We met Jeff Jones from Bakers Bay and the executive chef. We met Kim at Grabbers. We met Jerry and Forrest at Pirates Cove. Loved the fresh bread at the Art Café! Rented a boat from Troy at Dive Guana and took home a wonderful prop as a souvenir! Happy Anniversary Tracie! And we bought a Barefoot Man CD. Ate everywhere: Art Café for breakfast, and dinner at Grabbers, Nippers, Bakers Bay (twice), and Pirates Cove.

As for Lil Gecko itself, we found everything that we needed in the house, very clean, nothing needs replacement, awesome pre-visit and in house information.

We will be coming back, so you will hear from us again.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Don't Miss Out! King BR, Back-up Power, Views, Just Plain Cute & Convenient!
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(302) 945-1973
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Billings, Montana
5

LIL GECKO DREAM GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
Lets face it. It does not get any better than this! Jim & Kathy's cottage is an outstanding value in todays economy, amentities abound, clean, cozy, and perfectly located on a hillside on a delightful laid back cay in the outer islands of the Abaco's. Plenty to do all day if you wish, Nippers, Grabber's, Dive Guana,Art Cafe (Bakery), ferry to another cay for the day, fish, beachcomb or enjoy the labor that Jim and Kathy have put into their property. As a matter of fact, we saw very few people on the beach by the cottage(some days no-one) and we felt it was all ours to enjoy. Sure didn't miss the crowds that you would normally see. You could not find better hosts and it shows in their cottage, lots of pride of ownership. The photo's I reviewed from their website were right on, I had felt like I had been there before because it was exactly, if not better, than we both imagined. Everything was just as it was on their website. Everything! Jim & Kathy have a great attitude and are very helpful in getting you acquainted prior to arrival, that was very much appreciated by us. Also, the caretakers, Pat & Sydney, were very accomodating in picking us up from the ferry right on time, that made us feel comfortable in a place we had never been before. This property and the owners were perfect in every way. Please enjoy this property if you are going to Guana Cay, it is just simply outstanding.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Don't Miss Out! King BR, Back-up Power, Views, Just Plain Cute & Convenient!
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(302) 945-1973
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Melrose, WI
5

  • 5 of 5
A magical place. Great snorkeling and boat rental at Dive Guana, well equipped grocery, Nippers and sunsets at Grabbers, conversation at Pirate's Cove & Milo--to name only a fraction of it's friendly residents and business owners.
The cottage is cozy, quiet, fully equipped w/ all needs, well maintained, comfortable, decorated w/ great care and charm, breath-taking views from the decks -day and night-, views of masts in the harbor from your bed pillow, a tropical paradise...these are all comments we agree with.
(We added a few.)
Great Guana was a HOME for our family of 4 during our 2 1/2 weeks there.
We definitely recommend this cottage as a destination.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't Miss Out! King BR, Back-up Power, Views, Just Plain Cute & Convenient!
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(302) 945-1973
Great Guana Cay Abaco
Cramerton, NC 28032
5

  • 5 of 5
We spent 7 fun filled days on Guana and the L'il Gecko cottage was wonderful. The house feels very private but is only minutes from the village. We spent a lot of time exploring the island and could not find any home we thought would be preferable to L'il Gecko. This is a clean, comfortable and well equipped home.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Albury's Ferry Service (Guana Cay Ferry)
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Grabbers
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Grabbers

Convenient location close to settlement, grocery, restaurants, beach access and dock. Views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco.

Other Activities: World-class Fishing, Snorkeling/Diving on one of the world's largest barrier reefs, Shelling and beach-combing, Bike rentals, Bird-watching,

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Availability & Rates

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Great Guana Cay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$240
$1,200
$3,600
 
 
Fall Off-season
Sep 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$170
$850
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes We accept Pay Pal!
Regular Rates: $999 a week (maximum 2 people); 2 week rentals: $1700 for 1 bedroom; Monthly rate: $3000. All rates are subject to 10% Bahamian Government Tax .

Off-season (Sept - March): appoximately 15 % less than regular rates

Minimum Stay: 3 nights
50% deposit required within 1 week of booking. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival date. Pay Pal accepted!
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Amenities

Great Guana Cay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Room 3 - outdoor shower , Private Garden Setting!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Pictures coming as soon as the Bedroom 'Makeover' is complete.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Crow's Nest
  • Walkway to Water
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Boat Dock
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • surfing
Notes:
BACK-UP GENERATOR IN CASE OF POWER OUTAGES! 1 bedroom (king) and bath, Ceiling fans in every room, VHF radio, take-along cooler, beach towels, beach chairs, 1100 square feet of wrap-around deck, screened porch for dining and relaxing, 'Crow's Nest' with incredible Atlantic and Sea of Abaco views, pleasant tropical garden with inviting outdoor shower, No Smoking Inside Please! Due to the high crow's nest, L'il Gecko is not suitable for young children!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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