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ROMANTIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH OUTRAGEOUS OCEAN VIEWS, SHORT WALK TO BEACH

Susan Lawless

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Susan Lawless

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
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ROMANTIC HILLTOP COTTAGE WITH OUTRAGEOUS OCEAN VIEWS, SHORT WALK TO BEACH

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

Overview

Rainbow Bay House Rental Photos and Description

1 to 3 bedrooms, up to 2 baths, can sleep up to 7 this is a 'duplex'

This property is located at one of the higher areas of Rainbow Bay. The view of the Atlantic when it is 'raging' is spectacular. When you listen close, you can actually hear the Caribbean lapping the shore and the Atlantic waves as two distinct separate sounds. Originally this was built as a getaway for my wife and I. But as we still must continue to work due to this crazy economy, we have opted to let others share this great place rather than just let it sit empty. This is a special place as you will see and as the 6' x 6' shower and the hand shower on the top deck are incredible, they do require you conserving as we only catch the rain at Sun Terrace as the island water system is not available in this area. The filter system is top of the line featuring a calcite carbon filter, sediment filter, fiber filter, and finally a UV light to purify the entire water system. This gives you all the pure ice you will need for your Coconut rums for the sunsets on the Top of the World!

Gorgeous open floor plan - top deck of 900 sq. ft. with 360 degree view of the Island. Some say 'It's like a view from an airplane!' Top floor has 1BR King, with sofa bed. 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 ship troll by or watch TV. When you get sleepy, the TV swings to view from the queen bed or you may 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 as well as one in back with the Caribbean view. Downstairs 2BR, King and Queen. full stocked Kitchen, stacked washer dryer. Outside shower, inside 1/2 bath. Wooden Deck built around bedroom and living room. 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 you have an extra guest, the one couch can fold out into a queen bed.

For larger groups, you can add the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well for an additional fee. 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, wifi, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, and 2 outdoor gas grills.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Lawless (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

About Susan Lawless

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.

Susan Lawless purchased this house in 2010

Why Susan Lawless chose Rainbow Bay

Ideal for couples traveling together, that need their own space. Perfect for one couple to rent only the upstairs. Centrally located on Eleuthera.

What makes this house unique

The flat roof offers privacy, We installed a shower up there if you need a little cooling off. We have chairs to take up with.Daytime views of the 2 bodies of water, outrageous night time views of the Stars!!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Romantic hilltop cottage with outrageous ocean views, short 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
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic hilltop cottage with outrageous ocean views, short walk to beach
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
massillon, ohio
5

great vacation restful relaxjng

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are welcome any time, glad you enjoyed!
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Melbourne Beach, FL
5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5
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!.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hatchet Bay to Nassau
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Rainbow Beach (three-minute walk)
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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Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

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
 
December
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
$175
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$1,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Apr 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
$200
$1,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Ear;y Summer
Apr 26 2015 - Jun 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$175
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 15 2015
5 night minimum stay
$190
$1,095
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer/Fall
Aug 16 2015 - Nov 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$155
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates in the table are for four guests in the upstairs suite.
For use of the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well, which accommodates an additional three guests and has the laundry room, add $375 per week ($500 during Christmas/New Years). If you don't need the downstairs suite, it will be locked off and left empty.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rainbow Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

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

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