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Matthew Simon

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Magnificent New 5-bedroom Villa on Secluded Beach.

13 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bahamas Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

Eleuthera means freedom, and freedom doesn’t get much better than this: a spacious and beautiful waterfront home on a private silky sand beach with calm, shallow, turquoise water and a view from the front deck you have to see to believe. Seemingly afloat in the shallow, clear water, a small island named Gaulding Cay awaits your exploration and provides a great view, especially as the sun sinks into the sea at sunset.

Gaulding Cay Beach is an isolated beach with glistening white sand, surrounded by fragrant pines. The snorkeling is great, and its privacy lends a special enjoyment to swimming, boating, reading in the hammock, and sunbathing.

This newly-constructed (2009) five-bedroom house has a 50-foot deck overlooking the sea and white beaches. The spacious deck is furnished with lounge chairs for sunning and tables with umbrellas for dining.

Inside the house, the 1400 s.f. great room (including living area, dining area and kitchen) has soaring ceilings and a view of Gaulding Cay and Gaulding Cay Beach through a wall of French doors and tall windows. This open, elegant space greets you with a comfortable living area with a U-shaped couch, entertainment center with flat-screen satellite TV, and a view of the sea that never quits.

The dining area, also with views of the sea, comfortably seats 10 at the wooden table and is adjacent to a raised stone countertop with three bar stools for additional seating.

The kitchen features stunning stone counter tops, plenty of cabinet space, and all the modern amenities. Stainless steel appliances include a 5-burner gas cooktop, a wall oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, and deep country sink, to facilitate the needs of guests, chefs and staff. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the accoutrements needed to prepare your culinary delights including blender, toaster, coffee-maker, crock pot, and a selection of spices and seasonings.

Just outside the kitchen area is a charcoal cooking grill for your barbecue and grilling selections. The laundry room with washer and dryer is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen.

The four airy bedrooms (and a lovely den that can readily serve as a fifth bedroom) are perfect for two families or five couples. The two matching master bedroom suites have beach and ocean views. Lie in bed in the morning and watch the sun sparkle on the sea, or view the stars at night from your bed. French doors open to the front deck overlooking the beach and Gaulding Cay. Wander outside for a morning cup of tea or an early swim. Step out at night and stare in awe at more stars than you have ever seen. The two master bedrooms have spacious en-suite baths. The stone-tiled bathrooms are equipped with large glass showers, pedestal sinks, and wardrobes for your clothing storage.

The two guest bedrooms have French doors opening onto private decks with ocean views. These two bedrooms share a central bathroom similar to the master baths. The beds are twins that can be converted to kings; just let us know and we’ll have them ready for you.

The fifth bedroom is a den with views of the sea and wonderful breezes blowing through the room. It is furnished with twin beds that can be converted to a king. Then den has a curtain over the doorway rather than a door.

Amenities at the Cay House include WIFI, flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, ceiling fans, beach chairs, beach towels, and a two sea kayaks.

We also rent boats on the island, and have a good selection of boats for you to choose from, including sailboats, power boats, and canoes. Just let us know what you need and we’ll give you a price. The sea in front of the Cay House is typically calm and ideal for boating.

The Cay House is located just two miles from the picturesque fishing village of Gregory Town. Gregory Town is home to the best gift shop on the island, featuring handmade art and crafts from around the Bahamas. Gregory Town is also the home of Thompson’s bakery, famous for its pineapple tarts and coconut tarts made fresh every day from home-grown fruit. Groceries and gas are available in town. Nearby restaurants and night spots include The Cove, newly renovated and featuring continental cuisine with Caribbean flair and an infinity edge pool. The Laughing Lizard is a gourmet sandwich shop and art gallery. The Rainbow Inn is famous for its steaks and fresh vegetables from its organic garden. It offers live entertainment several nights a week, and is frequented by the island’s favorite musical celebrity. Also nearby is Daddy Joe’s, a local bar and night spot just down the road. A 15-minute drive takes you to The Bluff, which has the biggest supermarket on the island. A 20-minute drive plus a short water-taxi ride takes you to Harbour Island, with its many restaurants, shops, and straw market. Governor’s Harbor, half an hour away, has numerous beach restaurants.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8,000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkeling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore. We hope you will enjoy the Cay House, and experience all our island has to offer.

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Harbor Island

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Matthew Simon (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

Magnificent New 5-bedroom Villa on Secluded Beach.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
4

We would do it again

  • 4 of 5

This beach and house suited us perfectly. We are amateur snorkelers (bring your gear) and we have young children and we like some seclusion. I gave it a 4 star because there were a couple things that we felt weren't taken care of. The satellite didn't work until 5th evening of our stay. DVD player didn't work. This was only important in the evenings when Mosquitos forced us inside. A bathroom light was out leaving only one lamp working. Our request for a spare bulb was ignored. We would not let this deter us, but if you're particular, this may not be your place. We loved the layout of the house and loved nearby Daddy Joes restaurant. Drove to Governers Harbor a couple times and ferried to Spanish Wells twice. Loved this vacation!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Incredible beauty and seclusion!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cay House for Spring Break 2016 with 4 adults and 4 children. This property is even nicer than in the pictures! The house is breezy, light, and beautifully appointed. The beach out front was the most beautiful beach we saw on our trip! The water is crystal clear and our young children enjoyed snorkeling and playing all day long. The beach front pergola provides shade from the sun and a great place to enjoy the sunset. We enjoyed a 15 minute drive and then hike to Surfer's beach and also ventured to Gregory Town once (about 40 minutes). Great restaurants within a 15-20 minute drive were The Front Porch, Rainbow Inn, and Daddy Joe's for Sunday Brunch (walkable). We loved our day trip north and to Harbour Island- a very easy trip from the house. The house is only about 1 mile south of the Glass Window Bridge. We loved the days where we just relaxed at this wonderful property, but it was also convenient to some other sites we wanted to see on Eleuthera. When we return to Eleuthera, I can't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from the best week vacation we have had. They Cay House is, simply put, Fantastic. The house could not be better. All you need to relax is provided. Amazing views with an amazing secluded beach is all yours to enjoy. Matt and Tara with Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were great to work with, responsive and very informative which made renting this property easy and care free. Would recommend to anyone that wants a vacation to get away from it all. Thanks guys!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Amazing property, beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

The Cay House is a phenomenal property in a beautiful beach. The property description was very accurate, and it didn't do the property justice... The location was perfect, with few houses on a semi-private beach, where the kids were free to roam and explore! The property manager was incredible, helping us feel at home. Our family will certainly be going back in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing!!! From the moment we got to the house and took a look at our beautiful view of the beach, our breath was taken away. Very quiet and peaceful setting. Would love to go back any day. The owners where very attentive to our needs and the house far exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great family get away

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to Bahamas and we had a fantastic time at the Cay House. Upon entry you walk into a large open great room and kitchen area. The five rooms are all off this open concept. It is a fantastic layout for single family with kids or for a group. The house has pretty much everything you need and is located close to some great local spots. The owners (Skip and Jackie) were fantastic and accessible. For our first time there i don't think we could have had better luck with properties.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gaulding Cay Beach
Car: necessary

Sailing, snorkeling, diving and fishing can't be beat! Lying on the perfect silky sand, watch the sunset over Gaulding Cay. Privacy, tourquoise water, great for a family, friends or honeymoons.

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Rates & Availability

Gregory Town Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Mid Summer
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,250
 
 
December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.5%

Rates are for up to 10 guests.

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Amenities

Bahamas Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , beautiful, organic setting
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , beautiful, organic steeing
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , beautiful, organic setting
  • The master baths are roomy and beautiful graced with natural slate tile floors and walls and glass walled showers. The third bath also has natural stone tiles, glass walled shower and beautiful lighting.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With personal deck. Twins can be converted to a king.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With personal deck. Twins can be converted to a king.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , with en-suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with en-suite bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twins can be converted to king.
  • The Cay House is wonderful for two families, or one big one. There are two beautiful master suites with large, lovely bathrooms. From bed you can see the sea or watch the moon set over the sea. French doors open to the front deck overlooking the beach and Gaulding Cay. Wander outside for a morning cup of tea or to go for an early swim. Or wonder at the stars and the Milky Way at night. We've watched Sky Lab cruise across the sky at night! Back to the bedrooms...there are two additional bedrooms which share a full bathroom and a deck of their own. A den, which has twin beds has views of the sea and wonderful breezes blowing through the room. Then den has a curtain over the doorway rather than a door. Ceiling fans in each bedroom (as well as air conditioning) keep the bedrooms comfortable and cool.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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