Located on one of the highest points of Rainbow Bay, the view of the Atlantic when it is 'raging' is spectacular. When you listen closely, you can actually hear the lapping of the Caribbean and the Atlantic waves as two distinct sounds. Sun Terrace was originally built as a getaway for the owner and his wife. They use it only occasionally, and so have decided to let others share this wonderful house. This is a special place as you will see. The 900 sq. ft. deck has 360-degree views. Guests have commented, 'It's like a view from an airplane!' The giant 6' x 6' shower room and the hand shower on the top deck are incredible. The four-stage water filtration system is top of the line and gives you all the pure ice you will need for the Coconut rums you'll sip as you watch the sun set over the Caribbean. Sun Terrace is a short 3-minute walk from Rainbow Beach.
Top of the World Sun Terrace can be rented as a one-bedroom, using just the upstairs, or a three-bedroom, using the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well. If you don't need the downstairs suite, it will be locked off and left empty. We won't rent it to anyone else, with exception of June 15 thru August 15, 2013, when the downstairs will be occupied by the owner's daughter and grandson. As they used to live on the Island, they can help to guide you on many of your Island adventures as well as keep up the house and garden. The upstairs apartment will be available for rental during this period.
The upstairs suite has a beautiful open floor plan. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and an Island sink/bar with granite top. Gaze out at the Atlantic surf or turn to the tranquil Caribbean as you enjoy your meals. The living room has 2 comfy couches and a chair to watch the cruise ships pass on the Atlantic, or to watch TV. When you get sleepy, the TV swings to view from the queen bed or you can just gaze out to the Atlantic through the 9' glass doors beside the bed. There are also 2 screened porches to sit out on, one in the front Atlantic side and one in back with the Caribbean view. At present there is but one other house (rarely used) on the entire hilltop. So, if you want a private sun deck, you've got 900 square feet of it up top to suntan whatever or use the telescope at night to observe more stars than you ever saw before. This is an ideal place for two people to enjoy, but if needed the one couch can fold out into queen bed.
For larger groups, you can use the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well, except from June 15 to Aug. 15, 2013. Downstairs has two bedrooms (a king and a single), a living room, a beautiful kitchen, bathroom, outdoor shower, a deck, and a laundry room. As mentioned, if you don't need the downstairs apartment, we will leave it empty. We won't rent it to someone else.
Amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, and an outdoor gas grill.
We built this great vacation getaway with the help of Scott Bartels, his crew, and several local Bahamian craftsmen. This is the same building system,SIPS, as the Colonial Elementary School(hurricane shelter) in Ft. Myers, Florida. You can feel safe as the hurricane of 2011(Cat 5 by local reports for 7 hours) had no impact on the house except for the neighbors asphalt shingles cutting up the screen enclosures. With the 3 9' sliders open, there is almost never a need for the AC upstairs. This place is so private you will almost never see another car yet alone a person. Daisy, the neighborhood K-9 will stop by if she smells something good. You will find her to be a most polite drifter as she makes her rounds in Rainbow Bay.
Privacy, clean, centrally located.