SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS, SPACIOUS, STYLISH, SECLUDED W/ KAYAK

Angela Darville

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4]

Chic, stylish Lookout villa is a wonderful property inside and out- beautifully furnished and with a spectacular and secluded location, with panoramic 180 degree ocean views. It is only a few yards from the shore on a slight hillside, in a wonderful grove of 100 year old thatch palms, native trees and tropical flowers, close to several beaches. Sip a cocktail on the large, private patio overlooking the indigo and turquoise ocean, watching the hummingbirds by day and fireflies by night. Relish the tranquility- all you can hear is the sound of the sea and the wind in the trees. Starry nights are spectacular, you may even see shooting stars.

Lookout Villa is over 1100 sq feet, not including two outdoor patios one of 500sq ft overlooking the ocean and one of 200sq ft for barbecues. It has 2 lovely bedrooms both facing the sea with one queen and a double bed, one large bathroom, 2 halls, a well stocked kitchen and a separate utilities room.The Great Room consists of a large, airy, comfortable sitting room with 2 large bamboo sofas, coffee table, flatscreenTV /DVD etc, and a dining area, with high vaulted wooden ceilings and ceiling fans. It is air- conditioned and faces the ocean, except for the kitchen and bathroom, which look out onto a wonderful garden full of native vegetation and flowers. Lots of windows and sliding glass doors display the ocean’s beauty. There is one large private patio facing the ocean and also a separate patio to the west where you can grill your fresh fish or crawfish dinner at sunset.

There is a sizeable tropical garden of 2 lots- help yourself to fresh herbs, papayas, bananas and sugar apples or sit and read a book. The second lot to the east is left completely wild.

Lookout is only a 3 minute drive to the nearest swimming beach [the famous Rainbow Beach] where you can explore the exquisite waters and marine life with my new 2 seater Ocean Malibu kayak or snorkel gear! It is also 1 minute and 2 minutes from other sandy beaches on the eastern side of the island. It is perfect as a romantic getaway or for a small family vacation.

Plus it is just a couple of minutes’ walk from The Rainbow Inn if you don’t feel like cooking or driving, and the private tennis courts if you feel energetic. The nearest shop is 5 minutes' drive away and now we have an organic vegetable farm about half a mile from the villa!

Originally I bought Lookout just for myself, not as a rental, so I have furnished it to my taste; expect lovely, new Indonesian bamboo furniture, large mirrors to reflect the water, and Haitian and Caribbean artwork. I have internet so bring your laptop if you wish and your Ipod as I have a docking station!

I have deliberately chosen not to have satellite/cable tv, but I have a huge selection of good DVDs to watch

Lookout is tucked away on a side road and is very quiet and secluded.For example, due to its elevation and setting on the Atlantic, it is cooler and less troubled by mosquitoes and sand flies than properties right on the water or on the 'Caribbean' side.

Another reason why I bought this beautiful villa is the location in Eleuthera [see map]- Rainbow Bay is a great location for exploring the whole island north to south, from Harbour Island to Lighthouse Point,100 miles of beaches, beauty and history! It is only 15 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from Governor's Harbour, the bustling,quaint little capital.

Eleuthera is the vision people have of the Bahamas - beautiful and unspoilt. You can explore to your heart’s content, go bone fishing, snorkeling, surfing- or simply relax, relax, relax.

Full details of the amenities of the property and information about the island is to be found in the folder at Lookout Villa. I would be delighted to help you rent a car which will bring you directly to the villa, arrange a fishing charter, anything to make your stay as pleasurable as mine are.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Angela Darville

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Originally from from England, I have lived in Nassau for 30 years [I used to teach English] and love exploring the Bahamian Family Islands, my favourite being Eleuthera. I have spent most of the last year living at Lookout with my dog Lily. I have 2 grown sons, Simon and Jordan. As I have to spend more time in Nassau this year, i have decided to rent it for the first time.

Angela Darville purchased this villa in 2010

The house itself and location are stunning. For Nature Lovers, the garden is very large [two lots] and partially cultivated with hibiscus, bougainvillea, banana suckers, papaya trees, herbs and passion fruit whilst the rest is left wild- palmettos, various palms, pigeon plum trees etc.I chose Rainbow Bay as it is fairly close to the capital, Governor's, but far enough away to be very quiet and restorative. There is now an organic vegetable farm close by too! As I am a Brit- Bahamian who has lived in Nassau for 30 years and is experienced in these matters, I selected the location of my property carefully. For example, due to its elevation and setting on the Atlantic, it is not as stiflingly hot or as troubled with sand flies and mosquitoes as many properties on the “Caribbean” [really the Bahama Bank] side of the island, which is important to my comfort as well as yours and a main factor why I bought this property! The breeze is very welcome indeed!

Another reason why I bought this beautiful villa is the location in Eleuthera [see map]- Rainbow Bay is a great location for visiting Surfer’s beach 10 minutes to the north, just outside Gregory Town [home to one of my favourite lunch spots the Laughing Lizard Café], the extraordinary Glass Window Bridge, and only 40 minutes drive to Preacher’s cave or the ferry to world famous Harbour Island [a fantastic day out]. Not to mention a good, well stocked supermarket near the Bluff settlement, also 40 minutes’ away!There are dozens of wonderful beaches acessible from Rainbow Bay on Eleuthera and unlimited exploring to do.

The stunning views over the thatch palms in the garden and an enormous sea view which changes with the weather. feeling close to nature. A house which is architecturally very unusual and in keeping with the island. Tranquility

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Spectacular Ocean Views, Spacious, Stylish, Secluded W/ Kayak
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
4

Great deal for the money.

  • 4 of 5
Four of us spent 10 wonderful days in Rainbow Bay at Lookout Villa. The central location is perfect for exploring the island. One bath could be a draw back but we managed fine. The Villa is is exactly as pictured on the web page, clean and pretty well maintained. You definitely need a car and a GPS is a big help for locating the beaches. The book "The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera" is in the villa and is a must read to locate them. There is a cell phone for use in the villa, you just buy minutes for use, this was very handy as I did not have service on my cell. Angela was very responsive and helpful. We visited everything from north to south that we could fit in. Lighthouse point is breathtaking and the 3.3mile ride in is pretty tough, it took us 40 minutes to go that far but I would do it again. We ate at Rainbow Inn (across Queens Highway), Tippys and Pascals. Rainbow Inn serves their own organically raised vegetables and fresh caught fish, Zeb (son of the owners) raises the veggies and catches the fish. All in all the villa is a great value for the money.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I thoroughly enjoyed communicating with Edie, Tink and friends before and during their stay at the villa and am hoping that they will visit again next year as they really are the perfect guest, both for the villa and for Eleuthera! thank you Edie!
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Boston, MA
5

Book the Lookout Villa... You will NOT be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5
This was my second trip to Eleuthera and my second stay at the Lookout Villa. The last time we stayed here was in 2006 and the villa was owned by the previous owners. Angela has done so much to improve the property and give the villa a real tropical island feel. The colors are bright and the decor inviting. The villa really has everything one could need or want, and we really appreciated the ability to escape from it all... Including tv, but with access to the internet (for those rare moments when we wanted to reconnect with civilization!). The island of Eleuthera is like nowhere else we have traveled (and we have been lots of places). Despite the obvious poverty on some parts of the island, the Bahamian people are so very friendly and so happy. How could one not appreciate the beauty of the place? The islands beaches are to die for, and the villa is centrally located, making it the perfect spot to stay if wanting to explore the whole island (as we did both visits). Although we ventured all the way to Lighthouse Beach in the south and Harbour Island to the North, in our opinion, French Leaves on the Atlantic side and Ten Bay Beach on the Caribbean side are the best beaches, not just on the island, but really of any we have seen. Ten bay was so pristine and calm, it literally looks like a gigantic infinity pool... Shallow forever, crystal clear, with almost no waves. Perfect for the little ones. french leaves pink powder soft sand and unique tidal patterns are breathtaking. The villa is a fantastic value for money. You cannot go wrong by choosing the Lookout Villa!
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

Just what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5
I spent four fabulous nights on Eleuthera at the Lookout Villa with my wife and 2 year old son. The villa is very well maintained, beautifully landscaped, nicely decorated, bright and spacious. Within a few minutes of dropping our bags, having a look around and walking out onto the balcony it was obvious we’d made a great choice and were set for a great stay.

If you’re looking for a chilled-out back to basics vacation then Eleuthera is the place for you. It’s all about relaxation here. The beaches we visited were clean, picturesque and, best of all, sparsely populated. As advertised the villa provided us with snorkeling equipment. A kayak is also available though we didn’t make use of it.

With zero light pollution the night sky is a mesmerizing sight. If the lack of noise and neighbors didn’t already make you feel remote and secluded then an evening on the balcony will.

We plan to visit the island in the future and look forward to staying at the Lookout Villa again!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L'aventure confortable

L'aventure confortable
  • 5 of 5
Jolie maison bien située sur l'ile, ce qui permet de visiter le nord et le sud.
Bien entretenue, aérée, claire avec une belle vue.
Angela, la propriétaire prend vraiment soin de ses hôtes et nous avons eu un excellent contact.
La climatisation dans les chambres permet de passer de bonnes nuits l'été.
Approvisionnement en produits frais facile grâce à un maraicher à environ 1 Km et du poisson frais auprès des pêcheurs de James Cistern. .
Je recommande sans hésiter cette villa d'un excellent rapport qualité-prix.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isabelle, Sylvie and Fabrice were absolutely the most perfect guests. I really enjoyed our email contact too. They loved exploring the island, made friends with the locals and really had an Eleutheran experience. It will be a pleasure to meet them in 2 years when they next come over from France. A pleasure to have them!
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
Kalkaska, MI, United States
5

Charming and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa. Angela has everything that you might need for a perfect vacation: washer, dryer, Internet, a fully operational kitchen with all the amenities, a big full size bathroom, snorkel gear, kayak, and more. We did not use the DVDs, but there is an extensive collection. She also has a small collection of good books, including a few Pulitzer Prize winners. The Villa itself has a beautiful view of the Atlantic on the deck side. We spent every morning there drinking coffee and watching the sunrise.

The house was immaculate and just as pictured. The grounds were also beautiful with many blooming flowers. When the sun became too hot on the deck, we sat in the small entryway courtyard and watched birds come and go between the blooming flowers and shrubs.

It is a short walk to the Atlantic Ocean where you can watch the waves crash onto the shore or swim if the waters are calm. The Caribbean was an absolutely beautiful blue and calm enough each day for snorkeling, swimming and shell searching.

Naaman (who supplied our car) had his wife meet us right at the airport to take us to the villa. Along the way, she supplied some interesting facts about the places we were passing, including Alice Town and the silos. Angela has put together an incredible amount of information about the island that really helped us plan out our days. We spent some fun days exploring and searching for hidden beaches, but we also made sure to spend some down time just enjoying the breeze off the Atlantic on the deck while watching for passing ships.

Do check out the local organic garden just down the road. For a few dollars, you can get fresh tomatoes, herbs, swiss chard, kale and many other vegetables if you want to do some cooking at the villa. We also really enjoyed the outdoor barbecue in James Cistern on Friday and Saturday and the delicious meal Francis made for us at the Front Porch in Hatchet Bay.

All in all, Lookout Villa exceeded our expectations and was the perfect backdrop for a wonderful visit to this lovely island. We certainly hope to go back! I would heartily recommend to anyone who is looking for a beautiful relaxing place to unwind and refuel.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am very lucky to have guests such as Brad and Jana who really love and appreciate the island as much as I do and who were so at home at lookout Villa and all it offers. They couldn't have been happier with its beauty and amenities.Thank you for this review
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Rainbow Bay Eleuthera
5

Blissful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 6 days and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. My daughters1.5 and 4 years old loved Eleuthera and loved Lookout Villa. The bedrooms are large with comfortable beds and great sheets. There is also a large and comfortable futon in the living room if needed. The kitchen was well stocked- we could have made muffins if we wanted!

The beaches were amazing- on our last day a dolphin swam with us!

Angela was very helpful--she even arranged for us to have everything our youngest would need to make our stay more comfortable. She has lots of information about Eleuthera available in the cottage which was really useful to us.

Great rental, great owner, great vacation. We will be back.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Jen and her family had such a fantastic time and adored the villa. She was so enthusiastic that when she went home she sent me photos of the trip and the villa which i really enjoyed.
Eleuthera's motto is, "Eleuthera- it's not for everyone." This is because if you want a holiday where it is guaranteed that everything will work perfectly, there are jetskis and fast food, you shouldn't come here. However, we have amazing beaches, friendly locals and beautiful scenery which guests such as Jen really love- as do I! thanks for the lovely review jen.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Governors Harbour
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Smugglers
Car: necessary

Wonderful walks along Ocean drive, fishing and snorkelling at local beaches or tennis at the local rainbow courts. Chartering boats for various types of fishing, exploring other islands eg Spanish Wells and Harbour Island by local fast ferry, scuba diving ocean holes or the ocean. Shelling. Leby nature Preserve. historical places.

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Availability & Rates

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Rainbow Bay Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/Autumnal
Jul 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$100
$700
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$120
 

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Notes Please note that prices quoted are for couples and at certain times of the year we may ask for a small utilities surcharge for more than 2 people due to the high costs on the island. thank you.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rainbow Bay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • caves
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • snorkeling
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