COZY COTTAGE WITH AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM.

David & Carlene Pearsall

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COZY COTTAGE WITH AMAZING OCEAN VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Rainbow Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 master suites and a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room

Once you rent our cozy cottage in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas you'll want to return to this island of natural beauty and warm, friendly people. Tranquil Seas is a comfy smoke-free cottage with Indonesian decor and bamboo matting on walls/ceilings, tiled countertops, Bali wood doors and bamboo trim. A separate laundry room is an added bonus that you don't find in many vacation homes on the island. We have completed lots of upgrades to the cottage that we know you will appreciate.

There is a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet at each end of the house providing privacy if you wish to share the cost with friends, as well as an outside shower. A queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room will accommodate up to 6 persons in the home. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. Flat screen in living room with dvd player and satellite programming. It is perfect for families or as a romantic getaway, Eleuthera is a wonderful place for couples because intimacy is easily obtained; no crowds, no jet skiis, no speed boats or people trying to sell you things on the beach. It's the perfect place to do as little or as much as you wish.

It is one of very few properties on the entire island with incredible panoramic views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean side so you can sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun rise and sit on the back porch in the evening with a frosty cold island drink and watch the sun set. Leave the sliding doors open in the bedrooms at night to catch the soft breeze, the sound of the surf, and see the cruise ships lit up in all of their glory cruising the Atlantic. Wake up to views of the sea without lifting your head off of the pillow. Gorgeous wide open water views from every room, you can see both seas at once from some rooms in the house.

Because of the close proximity of the ocean, cross breezes keep the cottage cool plus there are ceiling fans in each room and air conditioning for warm days/nights. Short walks will take you to beautiful picture-postcard secluded beaches, each with it's own unique beauty. Two sea kayaks are available for your unlimited use during your stay at no extra cost which is a big bonus since the kayak rental fee on the island is pricey.

The cottage is centrally located to enable you to explore more easily. There are quaint little shops to browse in and even a cinema showing the lastest films. You can rent a surfboard in Gregorytown and you will see a very good variety of sea life while snorkeling. The area immediately south of Current cut is one of the best places for snorkeling/diving ever. It is not unusual to see stingrays, squid, spiney lobster, many parrot fish, angelfish as well as lionfish, turtles and dolphins. Eleuthera has the best beaches in the Bahamas and you may not see another person while enjoying the sand, surf and sun since Eleuthera has an abundance of them.

Car rental is about $420 per week and we can give advice on booking flights (the closest airport is Governor's Harbour). Check out lots more photos of the cottage, beaches and the island - ask us for our link to the website. We know that you'll love this island and our home as much as we do! It's the place to escape from it all to restore your spirit and soothe your soul.

Visit the fish fry in Governor's Harbour on friday nights for good food, drink, and dancing in the street. Fun for all, meet lots of people from the world over. Make memories that will last a life time! We make it a quick, easy transition into island mode for you by providing many amenities. Questions welcome, we love to talk about Eleuthera!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David & Carlene Pearsall (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About David & Carlene Pearsall

We are a couple in our early 60's who live in the Northeast USA and who discovered Eleuthera and can't get enough of it. We want others to share in the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the island.

David & Carlene Pearsall purchased this cottage in 2004

Why David & Carlene Pearsall chose Rainbow Bay

We love this property because of the incredible views of the two totally different seas and it's proximity to the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. It is a great place to unwind and slow down the pace from the hectic life styles that most working people endure in every day life. Sit back, relax and let the ocean views calm you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We didn't want to leave Eleuthera, the sun, the gorgeous beaches, warm temps and your cozy island home. Things were perfect, the house was very clean and Laura was very nice and helpful. Loved having the kayaks and the snorkel gear, beach chairs and other items were a bonus! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Feb 2014
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 26 traveler reviews

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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
average rating of 4.730769 based on 45 reviews
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Vermont
4

Nice place, questionable country

  • 4 of 5
We stayed for a week April 2014. The owner is wonderful and the house-keeper lives next door and is also extremely nice and very helpful. We had repeated electrical issues and Laura (the housekeeper) called the electric department to help works things our. The place is in good shape and I really appreciated the relatively new sliders and windows. Salt does a number on windows- you could still see through these and the screens were effective at keeping the bugs out. The sound and view of the ocean are lovely. the front and rear porches are a wonderful respite. There's usually a strong breeze and we never used the (somewhat quirky) AC units. the nearby caribeean beach is lovely to hang out and swim. My general issue is with the island and the country overall. I'm not one to expect everything to be "US-like", but come prepared to see lots of garbage, a lack of road signs, nasty back roads (if you want to find some beaches) and very little fresh food. We don't plan to go back for these reasons. But if you mainly value uncrowded beaches (often with lots of rocks) and quiet, the place is a good choice. I will add that there are lots of neighbors, so the house is not really very private. It did not bother me, but don't expect isolation. We had friends who stayed at the nearby Rainbow Inn. They have cottages where you can cook. I would recommend comparing prices. Overall, the cottage and the owner are wonderful. The island and country I can do without.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So sorry to hear that your stay wasn't all that you hoped it would be. Just want to make a note that the electrical problems were not a result of anything within the house but a problem of the electrical company's bad connections out on the pole which as you said, our caretaker/manager promptly addressed. So very glad that you were pleased with the new sliding doors which were replaced just a month before your stay and yes, every window and door in the house has been replaced in the last 6 years,(another result of the salt water environment). We are glad that you found the house to be wonderful (an email kudos from you for the well stocked kitchen was so appreciated)! Thank you! As you have discovered Eleuthera is not a "touristy" destination in which the beaches and roads are well groomed. People go to Eleuthera to get away from the crowds and to experience the "real" Bahamas where you will frequently find that you are the only ones on the beach rather than having to rise at 5 am to save a beach chair (been there, done that). That is exactly why we bought the house there, the lack of crowds overall. Thank you for choosing our home and for your very nice comments about our home and our housekeeper. As the saying goes? : Eleuthera is not for everyone...
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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Dover, NH
5

Our Second Stay at Tranquil Seas

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Tranquil Seas Cottage twice now - once two years ago, and we have just returned from our second visit. We have traveled to other places in the Caribbean, but the island of Eleuthera really is one of our favorite spots! It may not be for everyone (do your research before you go), but there is no lack of beautiful beaches (with hardly a soul on them), great snorkeling, crystal clear calm water and friendly people. Our two visits to Eleuthera have been completely different. Two years ago, we happened to visit during Hurricane Irene, which hit the island pretty hard. We were not able to leave the island, had to board up the cottage, sit tight and ride out the storm. We were a little nervous (and annoyed about our ruined vacation), but ready for for an experience. We made it through (it was a long night), had no power the rest of our trip (3 days) and ran out of running water our last day there. With that being said, THERE IS NO OTHER COTTAGE I WOULD HAVE RATHER STAYED AT DURING THAT TIME!! The owners, Dave and Carlene were nothing but helpful! They made sure we had everything we could possibly need to make it through the storm and the rest of the week. Also, the caretaker for the house, Laura, went above and beyond for us all week! The cottage did not have wi-fi and phone at the time, and Laura actually took us to her house so we could call the airline and family. She is a sweetheart! This time around our trip went nice and smooth and we had a relaxing week! Tranquil Seas has pretty much everything you would ever need for a comfortable stay. The cottage is clean and even though it's a smaller cottage, it doesn't feel crowded. The two bedrooms and bathrooms are on each side of the house so everyone has their own space. The wi-fi works great. I was expecting it to be slow on the island, but this was not the case. The kitchen is well equipped with anything you need to cook a meal. They have everything you need for a day at the beach as well - beach bags, snorkel gear, beach chairs, coolers and kayaks. Carlene is always so nice, helpful, and prompt with answering any questions you may have about the island as well. I could not recommend this cottage enough and hope to make a third visit sometime in the future!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your wonderful review! And you folks are wonderful! You took care of our home before, during and after a hurricane, and that went above and beyond what we expect guests to do! Thank you!!!!!
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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Nc
5

Family of 3

  • 5 of 5
Such.s great vacation. We had never been to Eleuthera but we will go back and stay at Dave and Carlene's . There is nothing lacking at their wonderful cottage. We had rain but there is a great selection of movies and. games . You can drink your coffee in the am on the front porch and watch the Caribbean and have a drink in the evening on the back porch and watch the Atlantic. We never had to use ac - just open the doors and keep the ceiling fans on Carlene is wonderful to work with. Very prompt in returning emails. The people of Eleuthera are all tour guides - so helpful. Wonderful experience !
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339332
- (207) 457-2068
Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Nc
5

Family of 3

  • 5 of 5
Such.s great vacation. We had never been to Eleuthera but we will go back and stay at Dave and Carlene's . There is nothing lacking at their wonderful cottage. We had rain but there is a great selection of movies and. games . You can drink your coffee in the am on the front porch and watch the Caribbean and have a drink in the evening on the back porch and watch the Atlantic. We never had to use ac - just open the doors and keep the ceiling fans on Carlene is wonderful to work with. Very prompt in returning emails. The people of Eleuthera are all tour guides - so helpful. Wonderful experience !
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339332
- (207) 457-2068
Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Warren, MI
5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is a gem! I thought it was exceptionally well kept, clean and stocked with everything you could possibly need....seriously, right down to the spice rack in the kitchen. The kayaks were great and a big bonus! The owners were extremely helpful in every way. The housekeeper was also a sweetheart. It was nice to have the cottage in the middle of the island and made exploring easy. The beaches are outstanding. This was one of our favorite vacations. It was truly a relaxing break. We are looking forward to returning next year.
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jenny for such a lovely review. We try our best to make our home feel like your home while you are vacationing and we appreciate guests like you who treat our home like they would their own. We hope that our cottage will be your choice the next time you visit beautiful Eleuthera.
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Cozy cottage with amazing ocean views from every room.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339332
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
5

December 2012 at Carlene & David's cottage

December 2012 at Carlene & David's cottage
  • 5 of 5
They said the world was going to end in December 2012. As we all know now, it did not but it sure stopped for 2 weeks for me while I was vacationing at Carlene & David's Cottage! To all of you, readers, who are still wondering if you should rent this place, I say: Don’t hesitate, you won't regret!

A little piece of Paradise...That is what it is! The cottage is nicely located in beautiful Rainbow Bay area. A small walk and you are already at either Hidden beach or Rainbow beach. The addition of the 2 kayaks is awesome! There is something about kayaking early in the morning in the tranquil sea (oh! I get the name of the cottage now!) of Rainbow Bay...simply peaceful and picturesque.

There is absolutely everything you may need at the cottage. The kitchen is complete with lots of pots and pans and even a rice cooker. I love to cook and had brought with me my favorite herbs and spices just to find out that Carlene already had a rack full of them. Really nice thought...

Carlene is a terrific host (even if she is not physically there) and she provides you with all the information you will need about the cottage and the island. Precious!

I have work in the hotel industry for years and I can confirm that this cottage is without any doubt a true "home" away from home! Somewhere you feel safe, comfortable and relaxed. What else can you ask for to begin your vacation in exquisite Eleuthera!

Carlene and David, THANK YOU! Thank you for sharing this little piece of paradise with us!
  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan, thank you so MUCH for the wonderful review! We love to help others experience the natural beauty and serenity of Eleuthera and guests like you are a real pleasure.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Island Link
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
Cotton Bay Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Rainbow Beach
Car: necessary

Being almost centrally located on the island is a big bonus, making it easy to explore from north to south. Wide open ocean views, two completely different looking seas, are the best feature of this cozy home. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and on the back porch with a cold cocktail or brew and enjoy the surf of the Atlantic side or the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean side, so different in their beauty.

See the ocean without having to lift your head off of the pillow. Rockers and hammock chairs make it a relaxing stay. Do as little or as much as you want. The island, with it's natural beauty and friendly people, is a great place to explore. Every beach is different from the last, every turn in the road brings new unforgettable vistas and fun in the sun.

Take out the sea kayaks to explore the water and have even more adventure by exploring on land. An auto is a must to take you to get around. Snorkeling on Eleuthera is so much better than you may have experienced elsewhere because there haven't been any crowds to spoil or damage the reefs like in places full of tourists.

The cottage will fit all of your needs, from a laundry room to a kitchen with every appliance that you will find in your own home. Two master suites serve well for comfort and convenience. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. We believe in making your stay as easy as possible. We also provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel gear, floats, koozies, coolers, ice blocks, and a picnic pack. Just bring your bathing suits and sandals!

The cottage has satellite tv with sirius/XM radio, WIFI internet, cell and land phones for your use, great movie selection, books for adults and children, games, playing cards, puzzle books and jigsaw puzzles, plus other amenities that you don't find in other vacation homes.

We will provide you with a lot of information about the cottage, the island, other islands you may want to visit, where to get groceries, sites to see, things to do, auto rental suggestions, etc.

You'll find sand, sun and fun at our island home on Eleuthera!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rainbow Bay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer/fall
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
$900
$2,700
 
 
fall/new year
Nov 30 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$142
$1,000
$3,100
 
 
winter/spring
Mar 7 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$142
$100
$3,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Notes From $900/wk to $1000/wk
Peak season Nov 1 thru May 31 is $1000/wk
Off Peak season June 1 thru Oct 31 is $900/wk
Additonal $300 security/damage deposit required at booking and returned immediately following departure.
Additional $60 cleaning fee to be left in cottage. ($70 for 5 persons, $80 for 6 persons)
$10 more each night for 5th and 6th guests.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rainbow Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , tv/dvd player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , tv with dvd player
    Sleeper sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa in living room
  • pack n play provided for children up to 35 pounds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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