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Kingsley Cox

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Ukrainian

Veselka - Beachfront Cottage With Superb Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Central Eleuthera House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Have you ever imagined yourself relaxing, Caribbean cocktail in hand, on the veranda of your home overlooking a coral lagoon of extraordinary natural beauty? Now you can. Veselka, meaning 'Rainbow', is a newly built residence now available as holiday home to the discerning public. Standing on a unique promontory in Double Bay the house benefits from unobstructed views, refreshing sea breezes and direct access to miles of deserted beach. The owners and builders of this superb house, Kingsley and Marta, have blended the home into the surrounding countryside with great skill, all rainwater is saved in underground tanks and solar power augments mains electricity. The idea is to live a luxurious life, but a life that respects and replenishes natural resources. With several young children of their own, Kingsley and Marta have produced a family friendly house. The great swimming and snorkelling helps with entertainment.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kingsley Cox (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, Ukrainian

Why Kingsley Cox chose Bahamas

Right by a wonderful beach

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Veselka - Beachfront Cottage With Superb Views
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
5

Heaven on earth,

  • 5 of 5

Where to start and what to say, the house is located on an absolutely amazing beach, great for swimming, snorkeling and shore fishing, we caught bone fish and trigger fish. (Buy frozen raw squid from the store, best bait around). We saw no more than 4 sets of people all week on our beach that extended for miles south and north, you won't see many Sunrises like you will here The house is exactly as described, it's an oasis for the soul, with every amenity you could need or want. It does have a small fridge but we were 2 couples and if you use common sense you won't have a problem Or issues at all, The beds were comfortable, clean and with 2 full baths and 3 bedrooms each couple was guaranteed privacy. All in all I cannot say enough nice things about Veselka House and the owner Kingsley, I would stay at this house again without question!!

I am very glad we chose Veselka, as a person whose been to the island a handful of times this house is tops and you'll regret not staying here.

Ps. Watch for plain ole Bob the dog, he will pop by for a snack and ear rub, then be off without any bother.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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New York,NY
5

Stunning house and location

  • 5 of 5

This is an enchanting house in a stunning location. The listing description is accurate but the reality surpasses the description since one has to actually see the turquoise blue of the sea and the panoramic view of the long, palm-studded coastline to believe it. The house is beautifully sited and designed. It is perched on a dune above the beach, and the coast unfurls for miles. In fact, each window frames a gorgeous view. One can lie in bed at night and look up at the stars and the tops of the palms; in the kitchen, one can cook and do dishes while gazing at the beach and the sea. The house has an open, airy, sunny feeling, but at the same time affords as much privacy as one needs. My husband and I were travelling with three teenagers: my daughter and her boyfriend, commandeered the top deck, while the rest of us spent many happy hours in the hammocks on the lower deck. With two bathrooms and three bedrooms, the the house felt spacious for all five of us. We cooked many delicious meals in the comfortable kitchen area, and served them on the wonderful, long, sturdy, welcoming dining room table that anchors the living room area. We were coming from Manhattan (New York City) and were seeking to reconnect with nature, but in a setting that was not too isolated or too rustic, and Veselka provided the perfect balance: there are homes nearby, but not too many, and Veselka's owners have lovingly preserved the beautiful, tall palm trees that were there before the home was built. Looking out at the palms out back one feels a million miles away from civilization, while the few, elegant, neighboring houses provide the discrete reassurance one needs when travelleing with children. The owners, Kingsley and Marta, were AMAZINGLY responsive the few times we called with minor questions. They were eager to help and did all possible to make sure that we would have a wonderful time. Eleuthera is beautiful, with beaches such as I have never seen or imagined, although we have travelled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America. Veselka is located in a great area of the island, a short drive from the somewhat upscale but well priced vegetable stand called Island Farm. Two absolutely stunning, picture-perfect beaches are also minutes away by car: the Club Med Beach, and Tippy's Beach. The beach immediately in front of Veselka has a grandeur that is all its own. All in all: absolutely fabulous! (and affordable too)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago
5

Great House great location what a view what a great beach, will stay again,

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days, 4 of us, mother in law wife myself and our 31/2 year old daughter, we flew in to rock sound rented a car for $60 a day, got to the house sunday night super bowl night settled in quickly, the house has 3 good sized bedrooms 2 bathrooms and nice closets. nice kitchen great lounge great dinning table as the view is stunning, There is a large deck around the house, the bad.... hard to get up and down to the beach, no tv no internet but we kind of liked that, i got internet from a neighboring house so we had email and news, the beach has rock pools great snorkeling and 100 feet to the south no rocks but just a perfect pink sand beach.all in all clean newish great view stunning beach cool no air con needed sea breeze washing machine was great

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Lovely, Secluded Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were joined by another couple, long-time friends from college, for a lovely week at Veselka House in early March, 2011. We had never visited the Bahamas before, and were pleasantly surprised by Eleuthera: its beaches are gorgeous and deserted, its people charming and polite, its seascapes unbelievable! If you prefer a laid-back, quiet location with fantastic views, and are willing to enjoy a house with its own unique personality, Veselka House is a great choice. It is clean, fully-appointed, with a modern kitchen, two baths, and even a washing machine. Its ambiance is rural and remote. A rental car is a necessity and a 4-wheel drive would be advisable to get to some of the more distant beaches. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I have already recommended Veselka House to my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Youngstown, N.Y. U.S.A.
5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Kinsley, was very helpful with all of our questions. Considering how 'off the beaten path' the location is, his directions were easy to follow. He even suggesting a place to rent a car,

His description of the house did not do it justice, WOW! Perfectly located away from noise, cars, etc., and yet close enough to pop in to the local grocery store for any last minute supplies. The house is enormous, well layed out, and stocked with every amenity anyone could ask for. Everything was clean and neat, plenty of linen and towels. Whether you're enjoying breakfast out on the wrap around porch watching the sun rise, or having cocktails on the upper deck watching the sun set, it's a marvelous, relaxing oasis. One of the best features for us was the grill which we used for some lovely bluefish and lobster caught that day! Right at the bottom of the porch there's a short path that leads down to a beach with honest to goodness 'pink' sand. A short distance out in the beautiful crystal clear waters it's shallow enough for snorkeling which we did everyday. We have traveled extensively throughout the Bahamas and have never felt so at ease. We loved it so much, we've already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Veselka visit April 2010

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Veselka beach house during April 2010. We loved it. The views are breathtaking and the beach must me amongst the best in the Caribbean.

The house has a lovely cottage feel to it. More of a home than a hotel,

well appointed and comfortable.

We snorkelled on the reef just a few feet off shore virtually everyday, found a bat cave about a mile away, and a bakery that sold the world's best chicken patties.

The owner provided excellent mosquito nets for the bedrooms.

In the evenings we took to sitting out on the upper deck in the last off the sea breeze.

We are already planning our return stay!

Julia.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Queen's Highway
Car: recommended

Double Bay is one of the finest beaches in Eleuthera. The sand is very fine grain with a pink shimmer and you can walk for miles along the beach north or south often without seeing anybody. The area is very quiet and one can truly get away from it all at Veselka and be at one with nature. The turquoise sea is warm and inviting with good coral even quite close in. Or one can simply explore the area for its unusual wildlife (large land hermit crabs, beautifully coloured lizards, birds, fabulous dragonflies).

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Rates & Availability

Central Eleuthera House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
summer
Jun 1 - Oct 31
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,099
$4,290
 
 
winter
Nov 1 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,302
$5,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for up to 4 persons. Each additional person is $200/week.

A 50% deposit is required to hold reservation. The final payment plus $300 refundable security deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.

A $300 security deposit is required and refunded 30 days after your stay provided there is no damage, missing items and there is no additional clean-up due to misuse of house or contents.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Central Eleuthera House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Sofa bed available for 6th person
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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