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ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH

Julianna Simon Parker

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Julianna Simon Parker

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Calendar last updated:
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ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Governor's Harbour Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4+

Orchid Cottage is a bright and lovely Bahamian style cottage on a quaint cottage road (Old Bank's Road) steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach. It is surrounded by swaying palm trees, beautiful foliage, and tropical flowers.

Upon entering the cottage the bright purple and turquoise will take you into a world of Bahamian splendour. The open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen areas allow for your entire group to interact during cooking, eating, and family activities. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to prepare your meals and it also offers the convenience of a washing machine. The cathedral ceiling gives the cottage an airy feeling and a central wooden staircase leads to a loft area.

The cottage has two air conditioned bedrooms, each with a king size bed. The second bedroom can be converted into two twin beds, if needed. Between the two bedrooms is a newly remodelled three piece bathroom. The walk-in shower has sea glass, shells, and pebbles from the Atlantic Ocean embedded into the floor. The matching sink and vanity continues the theme with embedded shells and sea glass. Again, tropical colours abound. Enjoy spending time on the front deck, while cooking on the grill, or just relaxing in the deck chairs. The outside shower makes showering after a day at the beach convenient and adventurous.

If you require more space, our octagonal shaped log house with two bedrooms and a loft is also available. It has an open concept design with soaring ceilings and is located beside Orchid Cottage, but remains private due to the landscaping. This would allow your entire group extended space and privacy.

A short walk along our path will take you to one of the most amazing white sand beaches in the world. Your first sighting of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean will leave you breathless. This incredible beach can be travelled for miles. Spend your day sun tanning, shelling, exploring the reef, snorkelling, watching the dolphins, boogie boarding, or building sand castles. This is Orchid Cottage! Come share a piece of our paradise!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julianna Simon Parker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

Why Julianna Simon Parker chose Governor's Harbour

We chose Orchid Cottage and Shangri-La on the island of Eleuthera, because this is the most beautiful location in the world! It is private, has an amazing beach that runs for miles, and amazing restaurants. This Bahamian out island has so much to offer.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

So pretty and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The place is very quiet, in a nice garden with palm trees and flowers.

The cottage is clean, pretty, cozy and very well equipped. We felt very good due to the important open space area. The beds are comfortable. There is maybe a lack of storage in the bedrooms, if both rooms were occupied. It was not our case.

Brian, the manager of the place, was very kind and particularly efficient.

There is no view on the sea but on windy evenings, we have appreciated to be protected by the small dune in front of the cottage.

It takes only a few minutes to get to the beach, by a small path. Banana beach is nice, secluded, with a beautiful clear and turquoise water.

There is a good choice of pleasant and good restaurants in the vicinity of the cottage.

People on Eleuthera are friendly and welcoming. The island’s beaches are simply splendid whichever you choose. Don’t miss : Club Med, French Leave, Ten Bay, Poponi, etc. and of course Lighthouse beach (our favorite, it is magnificent both side, Caribbean and Atlantic). It will take you about 1h45 to get there from Orchid cottage but it really worth the trip. We have also loved Harbour Island.

We highly recommend Orchid cottage and if once we go back to Eleuthera, we will not hesitate to rent it again.

Tiziana & Pierre from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Orchid Cottage. We are lucky to have such a quiet spot that is so close to Banana Beach. The meadow that surrounds the property is remarkable and makes this spot so peaceful and private. It's nice to hear that you did some sightseeing and took advantage of the beautiful beaches on the island. Each beach has its own unique characteristics and it is always so surprising to find out that you will have miles of white beach and turquoise water to yourself. We hope that you will be able to return to Eleuthera and enjoy Orchid Cottage very soon.
4

Great location, super cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, short path to the beach and short 5 min drive to Governors Harbor. Cottage is really comfortable, 2 great bedrooms and an open living area. Owners are great as well, lots of communication prior to our arrival, so we felt like we knew all the basics before we got there.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Orchid Cottage and for taking the time to review our vacation home. The short walk along the path to the beach is beautiful and the view of the ocean is remarkable! We enjoyed answering your questions and talking to you prior to your arrival. It's exciting to share our place with travellers. We hope that you return!
Tarrytown, NY
5

A charming beach cottage perfect for unwinding

  • 5 of 5

It was easy for us to decide to rent Orchid Cottage after reading all the great reviews, and clearly we made the right decision. Julianna and the team from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were so responsive and easy to work with, answering all our questions, sometimes in a matter of moments.

The house is exactly as it appears in the photos, except the bathroom which was recently renovated with a fantastic new shower and sink. When we arrived, we found the cottage to be stocked with most of the basics: linens, soaps, dish and laundry soap, simple seasonings in the pantry, and a small charcoal grill. The house is perfect for a small family, especially with kids as it is off the main road in a gated community and quite private, with lots of room to play outside. Our daughter who is 4 loved running around collecting coconuts in the well maintained and landscaped yard.

While there are many beaches on Eleuthera which we explored (Lighthouse Beach is worth the trek), our favorite day was spent on the beach just over the ridge from the cottage; perfect for sunning, swimming, snorkeling and long walks. While the house does not have a water view you are so close that you always hear the waves, which lulled us to sleep each night. An added bonus of the house is the proximity to Sky Beach Club which has a swimming pool and swim up bar you can use just down the dirt road (which is walkable). The owner, Shawna, was on the island when we were and was fantastic, helping us by offering great restaurant recommendations. She is very engaged and eager to help make sure her renters have a fantastic experience.

During our stay, everything was truly simple and easy! We live just outside of New York City so we wanted a place to really unwind, no big resort or crowded beach. Eleuthera is perfect for people/families who want to relax and who don't need a lot of stimulation or actives other than mother nature's beauty. Our days were spent exploring different beaches in the morning (many times enjoying them all to ourselves) and then swimming at the pool in the afternoon. We ate out a bit, enjoying a lovely meal at French Leave, lunch at the Beach House and Tippy's, but mostly we cooked ourselves, getting fresh fish from the docks in Governour's Harbor and grilling it at the house. We plan to come back and would recommend Orchid Cottage to anyone who wants to really unplug and enjoy the natural beauty of this somewhat untouched island.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Orchid Cottage. We truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that you will return with everyone else! We are anxious to update our photos of the washroom renovation, so that others can see the changes being made to Orchid Cottage. It's great that you took advantage of Banana Beach and that you also enjoyed taking your daughter to Sky Beach to swim in the pool. We enjoy walking along Old Bank's Road or walking along the beach to enjoy the pool, swim up bar, and restaurant. It sounds like you took advantage of everything that Eleuthera has to offer! We are so happy that you chose our cottage and you had the chance to unwind and unplug from your busy schedules in New York. We can't wait to see the three of you again! Your kind words mean everything to us.
5

Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay at Orchid Cottage. We spent 10 days in 2013 and had such a wonderful time we returned this year for 30 days. The Orchid Cottage is in a perfect location. You are almost in the middle of the island, which makes visiting all the beaches and attraction an easy distance to travel. The owners of this cottage go above and beyond for their renters!! The cottage has everything you need for your stay and if there is something specific you may require just let Brian Hanna, property manager, know of your needs and he will come through. The internet is easily accessed with the router now in the cottage.

Banana Beach is great for swimming, snorkeling, walking and seeing birds and sea life. On one of our walks we spotted an Osprey eating fish in a tree and a few feet north and in the water was a ray. Nature at it's best.

There are a number of wonderful restaurants as well as the Friday Night Fish Fry on Governors Harbour which we never miss. Harbour Island, Lighthouse Beach and Spanish Wells are worth the time and distance to visit.

We continue to recommend Orchid Cottage to all our friends and family and can't wait to return in 2015.

Julie & Ric, Chesapeake, VA

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you returned to Orchid Cottage and enjoyed your second trip to the island. Bringing along your close friends to share this special cottage and island is just wonderful! It's great to hear that they loved their experiences on Eleuthera as much as you did. Having the separate WiFi system for the cottage has certainly improved the WiFi experience for our renters. We are excited to tell you, that on your next visit to Orchid Cottage you will enjoy a newly renovated washroom complete with a large walk-in glass shower. Atlantic tumbled stones will decorate the shower floor and the vanity. We look forward to your response. Thanks again for choosing Orchid Cottage and for your enthusiasm about this piece of paradise.
4

A relaxed stay in a simple and well managed cottag

  • 4 of 5

Orchid is a well located cottage in a quiet and pretty spot. It is well looked after and the owner and property managers were very responsive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of my favourite things about Orchid Cottage is its location. The tropical surroundings, which include a lawn area, make it very unique. Old Bank's Road is a favourite location for many who visit Eleuthera and we feel so lucky to have our home in this area. Our property manager works extremely hard to meet the needs of our vacationers and make their stay a memorable one. We are happy to have such a wonderful Bahamian oversee our property. Thank you for choosing Orchid Cottage for a third time!
5

Simple and wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We love Eleuthera. This cottage is on our most favorite beach on the island. The house is quite simple, but had all that we needed for our weeklong stay including plenty of towels and linens and beach chairs and beach toys and even sonic bug zappers! Often we have a problem with mosquitoes during our time on the island; this house however is quite well sealed and we had no problem. The a/c in the bedrooms were quite a plus. The walk to the beach is pretty with a good view from the top of the hill toward the ocean. We really prefer the Atlantic side of the island and this cottage gives great access to this beach. Being within walking distance of Sky Harbor is great! The owner was there when we visited and she is truly a delight! The wifi comes from the neighboring owner's home and works best from the porch of the cottage. Indoor connections were a little less predictable. We would most certainly rent this cottage again on another trip to Eleuthera.

We booked again using the help of Matthew at Eleuthera Vacation Rentals and just as before, the booking and all arrangements went smoothly.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Orchid Cottage and I completely agree that Banana Beach is a beautiful location. The walk from the cottage is always my favourite, as you can see the ocean and take in the views before you reach the white pink sand beach. Our experience swimming with the dolphins is one that I'll never forget and one that I was so happy to hear that you too were able to enjoy. What an incredibly exciting time it is to have two dolphins swim up and play with you when you're not expecting it. The Sky Beach Club is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and swim in the infinity pool. Their staff is so welcoming and we enjoyed making friends at the restaurant and pool area. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and we certainly enjoyed meeting you. I hope that our paths cross again in the near future.

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sky Beach Club, a 10 minute walk along beach/road
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bo Hengy in Governor's Harbour in Cupid's Cay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sky Beach Club, a 10 minute walk along beach/road
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Banana Beach, walk across road and along path

A stay at Orchid Cottage can be as relaxing or as fun-filled as you choose. You can walk or jog along the cottage road and stop at the Sky Beach Club for a swim, hot tub, evening dinner, or enjoy a cocktail at the swim up bar. Bring your computer and you can use their WiFi while you sit on one of the loungers. A day at Banana Beach could include sunning, boogie boarding, shelling, taking long walks, exploring, sand castle building, swimming with wild dolphins, snorkelling along the reef, or enjoying a good book in one of our beach chairs. If you decide to take a short drive into Governor's Harbour you can spend some time sightseeing. This historical town offers colourful century homes, the Bo Hengy ferry, beautiful churches, and yachts moored in Cupid's Cay. Be sure to enjoy dinner at the wonderful restaurants that Governor's Harbour has to offer such as: Tippy's, the Buccaneer Club, Cocodimama's, Sky Beach Club, or the Beach House. Watch the action in town while sitting on the outdoor deck at Da Perk Cafe as the local fishermen come to shore with their catch of grouper and lobster. On Friday nights, you must attend the fish fry at Cupid's Cay for local cuisine, rum bubbas, conch salad, and dancing in the street. If you need some more music and late night dancing, follow the crowd to Ronnie's Hideaway and dance late into the night. The kids can experience activities at the Haynes Library and take part in swimming and sailing lessons in the harbour. Your teenager can rent a surfboard from Skip and catch a wave on the Atlantic side of the island. Take your family on an adventure and travel the side roads to uncover sunken ships, deserted beaches, bat caves, cotton fields, abandoned silos, and the old military base. Governor's Harbour has so much to offer! If you need some more adventure, follow the Queen's Highway to the various settlements along the island to visit their beaches, restaurants, and festivals. Once you've been to Eleuthera, you know you'll have to come back!

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Rates & Availability

From $1,195 Per week

Governor's Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Base Rate 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Feb 6 2016 - Apr 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
Base Rate
Apr 17 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $29 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Governor's Harbour Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , NEW-walk in shower and vanity with sea glass and shells!
  • Orchid Cottage has a newly renovated washroom (2015). The large walk-in shower has sea glass, shells, and pebbles embedded into the floor. The matching vanity adds a truly Bahamian feel! The cottage is equipped with new bath towels and beach towels for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Living Area - 1 twin/ single , Cot Available in Living Area
    Orchid Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New linens in tropical colours adorn the king size bed.
    Orchid Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom can be arranged as 2 twin beds or 1 king.
  • The bright bedrooms are painted in white with a tropical yellow ceiling. Each bedroom has new linens and pillows. The second bedroom has brand new mattresses that can be arranged as a king or two twins. Both bedrooms are air conditioned for your comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A car rental can be arranged for you. You will be met at the airport by our house manager and transported to Banana Beach Estates. You will be provided with a tour of the property and our house manager will answer any questions that you have during your stay. A remote control for the Banana Beach Estates entry gate will be provided to you for your stay. This will allow you easy access to the Queen's Highway for your day trips on this beautiful out island.

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