ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH

Julianna Simon Parker

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH

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, & 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 three piece bathroom. 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 with the well-thought 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:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Julianna Simon Parker

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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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.4
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ORCHID COTTAGE-COLOURFUL BAHAMIAN COTTAGE STEPS FROM ATLANTIC BEACH
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
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
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
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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!
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Governor's Harbour Eleuthera
Denver, CO
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.
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ORCHID COTTAGE IS "PARADISE FOUND"

Orchid Cottage is "Paradise Found"
  • 4 of 5
Orchid Cottage is exactly as described in the listing and more. The location is perfect because you are halfway between the northern and southern points. Perfect for 2 to 4 people. The beach is a short walk and the view from the pathway of the Atlantic is beautiful and inviting. The cottage had everything you need to cook, clean and relax. Brian Hanna, the property manager is excellent. He provided information on the rental as well as where to eat, shop, beaches to see, etc. I called him on several occasions and he was always available. Shawna Cline, one of the owners also answered questions I had about the cottage. She is wonderful! Julianna Parker provided us with an email of "Things to do in Eleuthera". It helped us plan our adventures as did the maps and print outs found at the cottage.
We enjoyed the beaches on both sides of the island. Fishing, shelling and surfing are just a few of the things to enjoy. Do not miss the Friday Night fish fry in Governors Harbor. We met so many wonderful people from all over the world. The food, drink and entertainment was excellent. Try the red snapper!! We also ate at several restaurants (the names which were provided by the owner). We grocery shopped in Rock Sound. Prices are high on the island for grocery items because they arrive by ship. Dairy is extremely expensive and we did use bottle water. Internet is available, but isn't always reliable. Brian had to reset the modem twice because of the weather. Haynes Library has 8 computers with printers at a cost of $5.00 per hour. The library clothes at 4 pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.
We are currently planning a return trip in 2014 and we have recommended the cottage to family and friends. Julie & Ric, Chesapeake, VA
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review for our cottage. We truly appreciate all of your kind words and we are so pleased that you are planning a return trip to Orchid. Sharing your experience with your family and friends is greatly appreciated. We look forward to having you as a guest in 2014.
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ORCHID COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
The orchid cottage upon arrival had us all very excited. With its "at home" familiarity and setting on the beach had us jumping up and down (literally). Very cozy and beachy feel in the house, provided us with every we needed from the kitchen to toys for the beach. The beach orchid sits on is immaculate, exhilarating as you hear the waves and start to get over the small hill between the house and water. We encountered just one friendly couple taking a walk on the beach. Otherwise it was our own! A private secluded cottage that was very peaceful we CANNOT wait to return. "1 week is not long enough!"
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our Bahamian cottage as much as we do. The beach is so beautiful and it is always as private and secluded as you described. Thank you for being our first vacationers and we hope that you return very soon.
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Map

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

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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Governor's Harbour Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Base Rate 2014
Jan 5 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Holiday
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Base Rate 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Notes Rates are for 2 guests. For each additional guest, add $200/wk.
Accepts major credit cards.
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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
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bright Caribbean colours to brighten your day!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Orchid Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Orchid Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , **Bedroom can be arranged as 2 twin beds or 1 king
    Living Area - 1 twin/ single , Cot Available in Living Area
  • Bright and airy bedrooms painted in tropical yellow.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
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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