|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Located in gated prestigious Fortune Cay Club, this stunning island style cottage sits directly on a powdery sandy beach considered one of the finest on Grand Bahama. Combining the best of island style with high end finishing, this beach home is a gem. Recently renovated to the highest standards, the home boasts granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, hardwood floors, and gourmet kitchen. The home has 3 bedrooms and 3 en suite full bathrooms. The master and guest bedroom look out on the turquoise Bahamian sea and have french doors that lead onto a spacious deck. Other amenities include pool, and tennis court.
I am from the UK, married to Anna, with two young children.
We travel to the property at least twice a year and fall in love a little bit more each time.
bruce cecil purchased this villa in 2008
We rented this property in 2008 and thought it was the perfect place for a family holiday. We then found it was for sale and deciced to buy it! We love the combination of luxury accomodation and a relaxed pace of life. It feels secluded but safe and is not far from many, varied activities and fun places to visit when we want to.
We have a list of people who want to buy the place because of it's fantastic location - the property is in a small gated development and has the best position - right on the beach. We love that we can sit on the deck and sip cool drinks and watch our kids playing on the beach, just steps away. When you walk into the property the first time the view of the turquoise ocean through the wall to ceiling glazing in the lounge will take your breath away.
If you can tear yourself away then there are plenty of things to do on the island, including scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, fishing, dining at one of the many restaurants and bars in Lucaya, wandering through the Straw Market, playing golf.
A 'must do' is to go to the Fish Fry at nearby Taino Beach on a Wednesday evening, where you can let your hair down, dance with the locals, if you feel the rythm, and enjoy freshly cooked fish, rice'n'peas, while you watch the sun go down.
My husband and I had a wonderful, restful time at "Paradise". It was simple the best vacation we have ever had. Andrew was great and we got a chance to catch our breath from a very busy year in ministry in Atlanta.
We have been to Freeport before and knew what we were looking for. Twice we had stayed at resorts and this was our third home away rental. We knew we wanted a house on the beach away from the resorts. We wanted peace and quiet and a place where our three kids could run around outside and play all day. Andrew met us at the airport and as we drove to the house we were getting excited, the house was close to everything yet secluded enough away from the masses. As we walked in the house it hit us, we had finally found the perfect vacation spot. The view from any room out to the beach is perfect and the porch is fabulous. We spent as much time as we could on the porch and ate almost all of our home cooked meals there. The feeling we had from day one walking into that house never left us and before we even left the island we were emailing the Cecil’s to rebook for next year.
Andrew is wonderful and is full of knowledge and connections. The house and kitchen had everything I could think of needing. If you had to you could walk to restaurants on the beach but your far enough away that people are not crowding your beach front. The sand bar just down from the house was the perfect place for our kids to play football and then grab a bite to eat.
265 days and counting until we are back in paradise!
Our family just returned from a wonderful vacation. The house and location were perfect. The island was fantastic. Highly recommended.
Thank you for allowing my family to stay at your wonderful villa in Fortune Beach. The experience from the airport pickup to first arrival at the villa was more than expected. The view from the back of the villa is stunning. There is an amazing sand bar up the beach from the villa in front of the restaurant that is really picturesque.
We happened to be there on a day where the tide was at its lowest and you could literally walk the sand bar starting a tiny bit up from the villa to the rocky point all the way up the beach without the water passing your knees. If you plan to venture out of the villa you will definitely need a rental car. Navigating the island is simple as it took us only a day or two to know the major areas of the entire island. If you are there on Wednesday definitely check out the fish fry at Taino Beach. All in all amazing property. Thank you one last time Bruce.
I love my holiday in The Bahamas, and this Villa was the perfect place to call home while I was there, the view is amazing, and the feeling waking up there was brilliant, I would definitely go again and again.
My husband and I rented this wonderful beach home with another couple and found it to be one of the best parts of our trip. We were very surpised by the quality of the furniture, linens, amenities, etc. The views are stunning, the privacy and location - perfect. The owners were very friendly and easy to work with too. I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a beach get-away! We would definatley do it again!
This home is fantastic - the location couldn't be better to really get away from it all. The beach was mostly deserted, save for the occasional walkers, and the water was perfect for our small kids. Everything in the home was as promised, very well appointed and the local property manager (Andrew) could not have been more helpful, friendly and pointed us in the right direction to make the most of our week touring Grand Bahama. A quick 10 minute drive gets you to Port Lucaya and all the retail amenities you could require, but we found ourselves staying at this piece of heaven as we quickly found out that it was probably the best place on the island. Many thanks to Bruce & Anna for listing their home online and sharing it with my family for this wonderful week.
Will - Toronto, Ontario
A great place for friends or family to escape too. Freeport has everything, within easy travelling distance, but the location of this large cottage is fantastic private and quiet. Right on the nearly private beach, away from the hotels but fenced to protect young children, shallow warm Ocean at the bottom of the garden, but with the advantage of a swimming pool and tennis court. Plus casino Golf courses diving horse riding all within 10 minutes. So whether you are looking to toally escape or want the fun of nearby attractions you have everything with this beautiful romantic property.
Other Activities: Dolphin experience
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest|
|1 off cleaning fee||£75.00|
Rates are based on 2 guests. Additional guests (max 6) charged at £15 per person per night. Discounts are available for 14 nights or more - please ask. 25% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance payable one month before arrival.
Christmas and New Year rates are from £350 per night and minimum of 7 nights.
There is a one time cleaning fee of £75 per booking
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.