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New, Peaceful Cottage Steps from Pink Sands Beach

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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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Calendar last updated:
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New, Peaceful Cottage Steps from Pink Sands Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Dunmore Town Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Brand new crisp, bright, spacious cottage on enormous tropical garden, steps from the world-class pink sand beach. Full kitchen, large warm living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Relax on the patio in the private, rooster-free garden. Feels like home away from home with all of the amenities you might need, like high-speed internet, cable TV, microwave, and backup generator available (just in case). High ceilings with beautiful local Bahamian art. Spotless, with light housekeeping every 3 days. Well cared for by permanent Harbour Island resident. Baby sitting available. This is a very peaceful and noise free property.

Keywords: bright, spacious, new cottage, tropical garden, beach, magical decor,2 bedrooms, 2 baths,high ceilings, full kitchen, spacious living room, outside patio, air conditioned bedrooms, art work,internet, kayak, boogie boards, beach furniture, security dog, backup generator,cable tv,

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2010

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 12 traveler reviews

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New, Peaceful Cottage Steps from Pink Sands Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
5

Absolute Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had the distinct pleasure of spending a week in this little cottage, a small paradise with a spectacular hostess. The property is beautiful, well maintained and quiet. Within a couple of minutes you are lounging on an expansive beach, almost by yourself, listening to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

The cottage is well maintained, organized and very cosy. Everything you need is there and if it isn't, Rosie will do her best to get it for you. Rosie is a very interesting and fascinating woman who was so helpful and accomodating, even beyond the call of duty...

The cottage is located at the south end of the island in a nice quiet neighborhood. As is the norm, we had a golf cart rented which allowed us to come and go as we pleased.

We strongly recommend at stay at the Mermaid Retreat and take time to chat with Rosie. She is an amazing woman and we loved our week with her.

Rosie, Thank you again for your help, your compassion and your stories. Miss you,

The Allains & the Whites

New Brunswick, Canadao

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lincoln
5

A happy place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Mermaid's Retreat for several years, and plan on returning next year. We love the vibe of the cottage, the privacy of the property and its location over the dune from the beach. For us it's part of the experience of what Harbour Island is, and Rosie bends over backwards to be accommodating. She always has a bottle of wine and a package of good strong coffee waiting for us. (This year she even left gluten free chips and lactose free milk for me - really thoughtful!) The cottage is decorated in good taste with a lovely collection of bottles and shells, and the porch is a great spot for relaxing and having breakfast or lunch. Rosie's dogs help to deter any suspicious activity, and our daughter particularly enjoys going over to Rosie's house on the far side of the property to visit her kitty's. It's always a happy stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz Big hugs xx Rosie
East Coast
5

Reserved for six and booked for a seventh

  • 5 of 5

We're just home, after two memorable weeks on Harbour Island in Mermaid’s Retreat! This was our sixth stay in Mermaid’s Retreat, a two ensuite bedroom, well-appointed, and cozy cottage with a porch; and, we’ve already booked it for 2015, for what will be our seventh straight stay!

Mermaid’s Retreat, located on a private, protected, carefully-maintained tropical property, is only a stone’s throw from the walkable, pink sandy beach and gently rolling waves. We'd heartily recommend this charming, well-situated cottage, where you can hear the surf and feel the ocean’s breezes, as a perfect choice. And, to top it off, Rosie Mitchell, the owner, is the best – an absolutely amazing woman!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York City, New York
5

A magnificent life experience at Rosie's "Mermaid's Cottage"

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had an amazing experience staying for eight days in "Mermaid's Cottage". We are both artists and travel the world in search of inspirational content to draw from for our paintings, writings and sculptures. We arrived to a fine bottle of champagne on ice that Rosie had purchased in town as a welcome gift from me to my wife. She also created several of her own stunning floral arrangements that were placed throughout "Mermaid's Cottage." Each and every day delivered a bit of magic for us to experience. The cottage was wonderful to set up our studio in and we were creating pastel paintings of Rosie's seashells and bottles within hours after we arrived. Everything about our experience was delightful. We took long walks on the beach. Rosie outfitted us with beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and large beach towels for our daily use. She arranged a wonderful beach cart rental that was waiting for us next to the cottage when we arrived. We had thousands of dollars of very expensive camera equipment with us laying about both inside and outside Mermaid's Cottage for our entire stay and never had any type of issue regarding theft or misconduct. The beach was stunning. We spent everyday there with the most amazing clouds, waves, and colors of the water changing as the sun danced in and out of the clouds. We spent at least four hours a day at the beach. This is one of the great beaches in the world as it is always highlighted in upscale travel magazines in the top ten. Inside the cottage was charming. We cooked a lot in the kitchen that had everything and more to create fine culinary dishes. We were quite comfortable with the air conditioners keeping the cottage very comfortable when we used them. Rosie was a wealth of knowledge when we inquired about the history of Harbour Island. She even gave us a beautiful book written about her father who was a great adventurer and sailor in the Bahamas. Rosie also helped us find a school to donate art supplies to. I would highly recommend Mermaid's Cottage if you want to have an interesting life experience and a great vacation. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Raleigh, North Carolina
1

Reserved for 6 nights - left after 2

  • 1 of 5

We booked “Mermaid’s Retreat” in Harbour Island Bahamas for 6 nights and left after 2. The owner lives next door, and as we checked in she explained that both of the bathroom sink faucets were “loose.” They were in fact about to fall off (they appeared to have been that way for a long time). She then said "there's lots of electrical issues,” but that “we wouldn't be using the air conditioners anyway." I was quickly becoming concerned about what we were actually getting versus what is advertised on VRBO. The lighting in the main room was poor, and the living room furniture was not comfortable. The house is on well water and is brown colored and salty, so the showers don’t get you clean.

It took us a couple of days to realize all of the other things that were actually wrong with the house. The microwave didn't work, one of the eyes on the oven didn't work (the owner said that had been broken for years and was “impossible” to fix – really?). The washing machine that is advertised is actually in the owner’s house, not in the cottage we rented. There’s no AC in the living room, so when we cooked it became very hot in the main room. The windows (the only source of cooling) don’t stay open by themselves, so you have to prop them open with a bottle, which is not a problem as old bottles are a primary décor of the house. The air conditioner in one of the bedrooms did not work, and therefore it was very difficult for to sleep. The owner offered a fan to make up for that…

The beach that you can walk to is covered with trash and seaweed (no one ever cleans it, unlike the Pink Beach resorts). The grass around the house had not been mowed in a long time and was about knee high.

So, after two miserable nights we told the owner we were leaving. While we were moving out, someone stole the cash from my wife's wallet (about $400), just after I had paid the owner in cash. We suspected the owner’s painters (no one else was around and we never saw any people whatsoever) but the owner defended her painters instead of her customers who have been robbed. We reported it to the police, so we spent a whole day moving out and then meeting with the police – not the vacation we were planning.

Frankly, I see no way people have enjoyed staying in this cottage as described in the other reviews, and I regret that I relied on them in choosing this cottage. We moved to a resort which cost more, but worth every penny of it. I would never think of renting this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The water is not well water. It is Island supplied potable water which is why I supply large amounts, jugs of drinking water to cook and drink with. This was explained. I did not know nor advised customers that the air conditioner wasn't working and upon hearing this said I would bring someone in that day to fix but they had decided to leave anyway. Unfortunately with the electricity surges on the ISLAND, not my house we lose a lot of equipment regularly and what I tried to explain was that if there were an electric cut I would manually turn on my generator. He misunderstood me. After he checked out I found the microwave to be working. Yes he is correct that one burner on stove does not work but there are three others and a well stocked kitchen. I can not imagine that this would be an ordeal for anyone. The faucets were loose but not leaking nor falling off. The plumber let me down which I explained right off upon their arrival and I wish they had told right off the bat they did not like the cottage. I asked repeatedly. I have a washing machine in the washing machine house, not my house and I offered to do their laundry. The cottage is not advertised with a/c anywhere else except bedrooms. I am truly very sorry that they lost some cash. this is a first for me and I was told it was $300 dollars but now has grown to $400. I believe a purse was left outside unattended and so my Painters who I have worked with for fifteen years who were working on the opposite end of the property were blamed and thrown into prison here. Guilty until proven innocent. Deplorable conditions and outstanding citizens in our community. They were completely traumatized. This all came to light after they checked out. There is petty crime on this Island and the cottage has a key. The cottage is well stocked, extremely clean and so far all my customers have been very happy. I am not in charge of the maintenance of the beach. He is correct that it was not raked like in front of the HOTEL PINK SANDS who have tons of Employees and yes cost tons more.keep my prices very reasonable by comparison and of course the more you pay maybe the higher the amenities. The whole situation was ugly and unpleasant. I was told my cottage was a dump antique bottles decor. they are so famous they are actually in a few books. I free dive them up throughout the caribbean. The multiple artwork is top of the line from well known Artists. In future a Hotel resort is more appropriate for their needs.
5

A perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Rosie's cottage is lovely. It is clean, freshly painted and fully equipped. There is a large and private yard that is well maintained and lush in plantings. But it is the beach just up over the dune that makes this house truly remarkable. There is no water view, but the sounds of the surf fill the air, and the stars are amazing. The cottage is a short cart ride to town, where we found terrific local restaurants on the water and luxury resorts with ambitious menus. Our strategy when not cooking at home was simple: lunch on the beach, dinner on the bay and it was such fun! Thanks Rosie, for such a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $2100 / 2.......$2250 / 4
  • US Dollars
  • Rate year round $2100wk for two and $2250 for four.
  • Christmas $2500
  • 6% gov.tax applies to all rentals
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Amenities

Dunmore Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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