|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. The property is called 'Paradise' and fully deserves this name - just read the comments in the guestbook!
Combining a relaxed Bahamian styled exterior with 5 star luxury inside, 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 courts.
This property provides the perfect getaway from the stress and strain of modern life and is ideal for a relaxing family holiday or romantic break. Although it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city it is only 30 minutes flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, and can be reached by direct flights from Atlanta, New York, Charlotte and Toronto.
This is me with my family on the beach right outside the property. We live in the UK but love to get over to Grand Bahama as often as possible - if you've experienced the weather in the UK then you'll understand why!
The Owner purchased this house in 2008
We rented this property in March 2008 and found it so perfect that we bought it a few months later. We love the property, it's location and the beautiful island of Grand bahama. We enjoy the wonderful feeling of relaxation and security.
Although only 30 minutes flight from Miami or Fort Lauderdale Grand Bahama feels like a different world. The pace of life is relaxed and you can feel the stress falling away from you as soon as you arrive. Every time we arrive at the villa and step out onto the deck we still go 'wow' at the spectacular view of the turquoise view of the ocean, just steps away.
“We loved location, house and beaches. It was a great experience to find a fairly "untouched" and virgin place so closed to the main land. We have the entire beach in front of the house for ourself. We rented a boat and explored the near by location (including a little isolated island) and we used our car to explore the entire island. It was a really great experience”
Spent a week there (our first time in the Bahamas) with my son & his wife & thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I can't disagree with comments in the other reviews. The water was warm, sand soft, and enjoyed both sight seeing & just laying on the beach & decompressing. The beach is literally 10 steps from the back porch.
The owner, Bruce, and the property manager, Andrew were extremely helpful & responsive to all questions & made the trip easy.
We found Andrew's chef skills superb. He cooked for us 3 nights. He has a menu, (it's easy to order too much!) but be sure to ask for cold Stone Crab if it's in season - it reminds me of Dungeness crab, but easier to eat. His Conch chowder (Manhattan style) is fabulous.
We'd definitely like to come back.
Fantastic home, great service from owner and all parties involved in property management. Andrew met us at airport as promised and escorted us to the property. The island is beat up a little from the recent storms, but there is still plenty to see and do. This island doesn't have the charm of some of the Abacos but you won't find a nicer private home than this one. Great value and honestly we could have stayed just at the house. The Banana Bay restaurant is easily walkable, great food, and fantastic swimming right off the beach with a sandy bottom. A little more rocky in front of the house, but so much the better because there is decent snorkeling (especially for small kids) right there! No really big fish but perfect for the family; save your money unless you are really a hard core snorkeler. Highly recommended!
It was my husband and myself with our two traveling buddies who spent 10 wonderful days at this villa. We are all over 50 and had a fabulous time. The house is beautiful inside and out, not to mention it's spectacular view. We were all in heaven. We snorkled everyday, including 2 days at Paradise Cove, and befriended a bird who came to eat crab daily in the ocean side yard. We called him Henry. :) Andrew is the host with the most! He brought us some wonderful fresh red snapper one night that we grilled. Perfection!!The house provides everything you need minus the food and spirits. I do recommend you bring your own snorkel gear and water shoes. I slept in the king bedroom with the smaller bath and I slept better in it than I do at home. It's clean, fresh and compfy. You need a rental car and food and spirits are a bit pricey, at least to us they were. I highly recommend this villa if your looking for peace and quiet but yet can venture out, if would you like, to do the touristy things that they have on the island.
My wife, 2 young children (aged 3 and 5) and I spent three wonderful weeks in this house. It is the first time I have been anywhere where the property is actually better than the sales pics. While the property is as you see it on the YouTube video it actually feels more spacious when you get inside and the beach/ocean is far closer than expected. The house is also extremely well equipped and you feel very much looked after by the local manager.
In terms of positioning the property couldn't be in a better spot and the beach and water are very safe for small kids. There is also some decent snorkelling 30yrds off the shore.
It is close enough to the amenities and main town (10 mins drive) but far enough away to feel a sense of detachment from the world..
There is also enough to do on the island (don't miss the dolphin experience) if you can be bothered to drag yourself from the beach!
I can't recommend this property enough.
Our family stayed at this beautiful home for 10 days and we just fell in love with it. The pictures truly do not reflect the beauty of it and the exquisite taste in which the home is decorated!! Everything to the last detail was beyond our expectations!!! We will see you again and again Paradise!!!!
This was our first time renting from the VRBO website and I will admit we were a little nervous. But once Andrew met us at the airport as promised and arrived at the villa all of our worries vanished. The House looked exactly like the pictures.The kitchen is very well equipped so if you choose to cook you have everything you need. There is a gas grill that we used on a few nights,sat on the porch and ate enjoying the views. I highly recommend bringing snorkel gear so that you can experience the coral reefs right outside the back door. There are also plenty of other activities on the island to keep you busy. We would definitely rent this villa again and have already recommended it to friends and family that are thinking about traveling to Freeport.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee per booking||$113|
These rates are based on 2 guests staying. Please contact owner for rates quoted in USD. Additional guests are charged and additional £17.50 per person per night, up to a maximum of 6. There is an additional cleaning charge of £90 per booking. Christmas and New Year rates are higher - please check.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.