ROMANTIC HILLTOP HOME WITH TOP OF THE WORLD VIEWS, WALK TO BEACH

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Julianna Simon Parker

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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ROMANTIC HILLTOP HOME WITH TOP OF THE WORLD VIEWS, WALK TO BEACH

Rainbow Bay House Rental Photos and Description

1 to 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 7

Located on one of the highest points of Rainbow Bay, the view of the Atlantic when it is 'raging' is spectacular. When you listen closely, you can actually hear the lapping of the Caribbean and the Atlantic waves as two distinct sounds. Sun Terrace was originally built as a getaway for the owner and his wife. They use it only occasionally, and so have decided to let others share this wonderful house. This is a special place as you will see. The 900 sq. ft. deck has 360-degree views. Guests have commented, 'It's like a view from an airplane!' The giant 6' x 6' shower room and the hand shower on the top deck are incredible. The four-stage water filtration system is top of the line and gives you all the pure ice you will need for the Coconut rums you'll sip as you watch the sun set over the Caribbean. Sun Terrace is a short 3-minute walk from Rainbow Beach.

Top of the World Sun Terrace can be rented as a one-bedroom, using just the upstairs, or a three-bedroom, using the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well. If you don't need the downstairs suite, it will be locked off and left empty. We won't rent it to anyone else.

The upstairs suite has a beautiful open floor plan. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and an Island sink/bar with granite top. Gaze out at the Atlantic surf or turn to the tranquil Caribbean as you enjoy your meals. The living room has 2 comfy couches and a chair to watch the cruise ships pass on the Atlantic, or to watch TV. When you get sleepy, the TV swings to view from the queen bed or you can just gaze out to the Atlantic through the 9' glass doors beside the bed. There are also 2 screened porches to sit out on, one in the front Atlantic side and one in back with the Caribbean view. At present there is but one other house (rarely used) on the entire hilltop. So, if you want a private sun deck, you've got 900 square feet of it up top to suntan whatever or use the telescope at night to observe more stars than you ever saw before. This is an ideal place for two people to enjoy, but if needed the one couch can fold out into queen bed.

For larger groups, you can use the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well. Downstairs has two bedrooms (a king and a single), a living room, a beautiful kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower, a deck, and a laundry room. The stairway between the upstairs and downstairs suites is an exterior stairway. As mentioned, if you don't need the downstairs apartment, we will leave it empty. We won't rent it to someone else.

Amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, and an outdoor gas grill.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Julianna Simon Parker

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We built this great vacation getaway with the help of Scott Bartels, his crew, and several local Bahamian craftsmen. This is the same building system,SIPS, as the Colonial Elementary School(hurricane shelter) in Ft. Myers, Florida. You can feel safe as the hurricane of 2011(Cat 5 by local reports for 7 hours) had no impact on the house except for the neighbors asphalt shingles cutting up the screen enclosures. With the 3 9' sliders open, there is almost never a need for the AC upstairs. This place is so private you will almost never see another car yet alone a person. Daisy, the neighborhood K-9 will stop by if she smells something good. You will find her to be a most polite drifter as she makes her rounds in Rainbow Bay.

Julianna Simon Parker purchased this house in 2010

Privacy, clean, centrally located.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Romantic Hilltop Home with Top of the World Views, Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
4

Relaxing - Atlantic and Caribbean views

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
Sun Terrace has beautiful views from the upstairs studio apt. and from the rooftop deck. Seeing the stars at night was unbelievable.
The furnishings are attractive and comfortable,. There's lots of light and a Caribbean feel to the upstairs décor. The floor plan feels spacious and both porches are great, useful at different times of day for finding shade or sun.
We appreciated the startup supply of spices and condiments. The kitchen has everything needed for food prep and serving.
Michael, the property caretaker was very responsive to any questions we had.
Eleuthera has many beautiful beaches and the people were all very friendly and helpful. We had great weather and a wonderful time exploring the island for 2 months. Eleuthera is very peaceful and most beaches are practically deserted. The contrast between the Atlantic and Caribbean beaches is stunning.
The only major drawback to this house was the lack of Wi-Fi. These days most people use the internet to handle business and keep in touch etc. It was a big inconvenience not having Wi-Fi. The nearest internet access is at Rainbow Inn @ 2 miles away.
Owner's Response: We have the Blackberry to set up a "Hotspot" but it is a bit tricky to set up and Cotton & CoConut's front drive is another spot to pick up wifi. No phone lines to Rainbow Circle yet for the DSL line, sorry.
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Baltimore, MD
5

Amazing Views--Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Top of the World Sun Terrace is truly the perfect name for this house. The 360 degree views of the Atlantic and Caribbean from the roof deck were beautiful--day, sunset, and night! Waking up on the 2nd floor and looking through the screen porch to see the sun rise over the Atlantic--amazing! This house is well-made with all modern features and is next to just one other house (which did not seem occupied while we were there). My husband and I stayed on the top floor and two of my cousins in the bottom floor. We enjoyed grilling, utilizing the beautiful indoor shower as well as the island shower, and also hanging out indoors with a cross breeze all the way through the house! You can walk to Rainbow Beach, and the house is an easy driving distance to many great things Eleuthera has to offer, such as: Fish Fry on Friday nights in Governor's Harbor (complete with food, drinks, music, dancing, and limbo!--where tons of people hang out), Alabaster beach at Cocodimama (gorgeous clear water--we saw a sting ray come close!), the Glass Window Bridge, the Rainbow Inn with great food, live music, and views of the Caribbean, a fresh produce stand just North of the Rainbow Inn (lettuce picked right from the garden, peppers, onions and sweet, delicious pineapples, as well as coconuts), fishing trips leaving from Gregory Town, and various other beaches you can find that you will have all to yourself (literally). Eleuthera's laid-back pace, it's charm and beauty was wonderful, and everyone we met was SO friendly! We also had one of the island dogs, Daisy, stop by and stay for the last day we were there, which was pretty cool. The owners were staying on the island while we were there and on our last day dropped off some home-made pineapple upside-down cake--yum! Overall this house really felt like a home away from home for us. We hope we can return to visit Eleuthera again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
massillon, ohio
5

great vacation restful relaxjng

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
we spent10 beautiful days at sun terrace the house is on one of the highest spots on island with great view of atlantic and caribbean. we loved the sunsets from top of house with a glass of coconut rum what a beautiful sight. accomodation were first class,pillow top matteres was very comfortable. cant waite for return trip
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Devon, England
5

Relaxing, luxury stay at the Sun Terrace

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
Just returned from a wonderful week at top of the world sun terrace. The owner was very helpful with all my enquiries and questions as it was our first time in the Bahamas, and two weeks after hurricane sandy, so we were concerned, but no damage to the property. The house was perfect for the two of us, it was immaculately clean, no bugs for the whole week, lovely breezes, very well equipped, good layout and felt we were in a luxury apartment, ideal for a holiday.

Great views of the Atlantic from the lounge and bed, and of the Caribbean from the back of the property,, and all round beautiful view from the roof, easy walk to Rainbow beach which was lovely and protected from the November winds.

We would stay again and again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are welcome any time, glad you enjoyed!
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Melbourne Beach, FL
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We truly enjoyed our stay! The view from the rooftop was spectacular. The house was beautifully decorated and very clean. The location of the house is in a great spot. We were in walking distance to two great beaches! We had a great time exploring the island. Great stores in Gregory Town, good food at Rainbow Inn, Cocodamama's, and Sky Beach. We went snorkeling and saw many exciting things! The accommodations were wonderful! Can't wait to go back!.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Rainbow Beach (three-minute walk)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Car: recommended

There are several top beaches within walking distance of Sun Terrace and dozens more private and incredible throughout the Island! Hatchet Bay caves give you over a mile of exploring just 5 miles up the Queen's Highway. Current Cut is the best drift dive or snorkel event you will ever find, all it costs is the drive to the North where you can shop the giant store ,'Birchey's' near the Bluff settlement, also in the North are the water taxis to Spanish Wells and the famous Harbor Island.

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Availability & Rates

Rainbow Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 26 2014
$175
$200
$1,250
5 nights
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 27 2014 - Jun 6 2014
$150
$175
$995
5 nights
 
 
Mid Summer
Jun 7 2014 - Aug 16 2014
$150
$190
$1,095
5 nights
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 17 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$190
$190
$1,095
5 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$190
$190
$1,095
7 nights
 
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$190
$190
$1,095
5 nights
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$1,950
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Cleaning $50

Notes

  • From $995 per week
  • Rates in the table are for two guests in the upstairs suite. Add $25/night for each additional guest, up to 4 in the upstairs suite.

    For an additional $375/week, you can have use of the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well, which accommodates an additional four guests, and has the laundry room.

    If you don't need the downstairs suite, it will be locked off and left empty. We won't rent it to anyone else, with exception of June 15 thru August 15, 2013, when the downstairs will be occupied by the owner's daughter and grandson. As they used to live on the Island, they can help to guide you on many of your Island adventures as well as keep up the house and garden. The upstairs apartment will be available for rental during this period.

Amenities

Rainbow Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Mobile Phone
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outside Island shower with hot & cold
  • Bathroom 1 shower is a 6 x 6 foot shower room. There is also an outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Pillow top mattress with lots of pillows! One couch folds o
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 king , Pillow top mattress with lots of pillows! One couch folds o
  • The stairway between the upstairs and downstairs suites is an exterior stairway.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Tennis
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Large Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • nude beach
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
Notes:
We also have a hammock set up outside. This property has one of the best views of Eleuthera and it's very private. Blackberry available for email, etc.