|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Sea Shell Studio is on miles of White sandy beach and aqua ocean, and where the most beautiful homes are situated in Grand Bahama.
Beach bars and restaurants are located walking distance from Diamonds as well as water sports activities.
Sea Shell Studio is a 1 Bedroom/ Queen Bed/1 Bath with Table for 2 for eating inside and a seperate kitchen, full fridge, 2 stove burners, toaster oven, microwave, blender, coffee maker, and 2 stools at window sill for snacks. Outdoor dining table and Umbrella and lounge chairs and a BBQ.
Ideal for 2 persons who want to get away from it all and at an affordable rate on beach front property. Private, peaceful, comfortable and well maintained and in beautiful gated community.
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Name: Emie Schuiling
Comments: With our Family of 7 persons we stayed in the Lilac and Sea Shell Cottage for 10 Days. What a wonderful time we had! The accomodation was perfect; everything we needed was there; including Beach towels and private wooden chairs and facilities on the Beach where we spent most of the time with the kids. The caretaker Shirley was very kind and helpfull.
We really loved the Beautiful island and we like to recommand this vacationhouse to every one!!!
We just got back from a week stat at the sea shell cottage. The weather was amazing. That is not to say that every day was sunny and perfect, but clouds, some wind and even a brief rain shower do not take away from this amazing place. When you go to a place like this you need very few things to enjoy your self. The small cottage offered everything we needed. Besides the beach the patio was our favorite place. Sure you don't have a view direct from your patio but you have a nice secluded feeling. The small kitchen on the enclosed porch had everything we needed to cook our own meals or save left overs from dinners out. The bedroom and bathroom was great for our stay. The beach was great. I did some snorkeling and was able to find larger sections of coral where there were colorful fish around it. We went to both the East and West end of the Island and found Pelican point on the EAST end. This was marvelous and very secluded. I think we saw 3 people all day on the beach. We went each day to Lucaya for shopping and everything from a breakfast to dinner. There is a great bar call Sand Bar just to the west of the place right on the beach that has great food and drinks. I have only 1 minor complaint. We liked sitting out side for hours on the patio and although the seats were comfortable I wish they had some of the padded seats that some of the other units had. Otherwise we Loved this place. The owner and staff there are very help full very accommodating. I would recommend this place to anyone!
The property was clean and comfortable. The people were exceptionally friendly. This was totally relaxing and just what I was looking form. Hubby & I had a grand time and are returning next year with an update to the Key Lime property. Everything was so well taken care of, the listing was accurate and we received exceptional customer service. The beach is impeccable and we walked down to the two little beach bars during our stay (great there,too). I would highly recommend this!
This villa was located within a 10-15-minute drive of Freeport airport. Quiet relaxing and picturesque place.
We really enjoyed great breakfast time at the private beach every morning, had a beer and gazed at the stars above against the brighter background of the Milky Way every night.
Good size for a couple. It pleasant clean environment. Everything we needed were available.
You just need a rental car. Then you can stay here as a local person.
The Diamonds staff - Shirley or Jules provided us great hospitality and we appreciate to them.
The Diamonds owner - Gladys took good care of us. She gave us prompt and sincere responses.
If you wish true luxury vacation in Great Bahama Island, we would recommend here!!
This property is great for a couple who would like to get away from it all. It really suits those people who would like to swim, snorkel, walked the endless miles of deserted beach and enjoy the sun and warmth.
The cottage is very quaint and rustic. It is clean and for the most part maintained. A few things need a bit of up dating but it is cozy. You would need a car to get groceries or sight see. The caretaker is very accommodating and helpful and it is pleasant to get together with the other cottage tenants to share island tips. The beach bars that are within walking distance are fun to visit for lunch or drinks near the beach. Lucaya National Park is worth a visit. The beach is sparkling turquoise. Paradise Cove has a great snorkel reef. Be sure to go at high tide and you can rent Rx lenses.
It would be a great idea to be able to borrow a bike to cycle into Port Lucaya as just around as the island is flat and easy to ride especially if you did not have a car and you were happy not to go far from home.
We had a great time and would recommend it to couples who want something different. The bigger cottages would be great for a family gathering or a group of friends.
My husband and I spent 5 nights in the Sea Shell which is newly renovated with all the amenities you need...You do need to rent a car to get around. However, there are a few restaurants walk distance if you don't mind taking long walks on the beach to get to them by foot...It's a wonderful place to get away just for the peace and quiet if that is what you choose. There is Bahama Bay Restaurant about a 20 - 25 min walk left of our beach gate. Good food, good service, decent price. From the right of our gate there is Margarita's Bar a few yards...they have great burgers and drinks...price is up there a bit. Or with a car rental you can do a little shopping at a local grocery store and purchase a few things for the kitchen. It's a tiny fridge so don't get too much. You may want a cooler (which Gladys may offer) to hold some things. Watch out for ants. We did have a problem with ants but they were mostly outside where the kitchen is. (The kitchenette has a small fridge and sink. A shelf under the window looking into our room and a shelf over the sink which holds a small toaster oven and a coffee maker-which we brought inside-she doesn't offer coffee fixings-you'd have to buy all of it-cream & sugar). It comes with kitchenware including dish towels. The kitchenette is like it's out on a porch but has a small wall with a window to protect it. It's enough to be protected from rain or wind.
Inside there are tiled floors which felt somewhat gritty so I would ask for a drop rug (which I wanted to suggest to Gladys, the owner). It has a fan over the bed and we did see an air conditioner but never needed. It could use cafe curtains instead of regular curtains otherwise you felt you needed to keep them closed for privacy if you stayed in long enough.
We were offered a grill but had to "borrow" our neighbors if they weren't using it because our grill did not work. Gladys left the next day so we didn't see her the entire stay. We met her-she is very nice.
If you want to head to Port Lucaya Market you will definitely need a car! We rented from Millie's...they were great (recommended by another B & B that we stayed at). FYI...you will be driving on the opposite side of the road if you are from the US and most likely the steering wheel will be on the opposite side as well...it's not bad ;))
Diamonds By the Sea was a really nice place to stay and IF we were to visit Freeport, Grand Bahamas again this is where we would stay but probably in one of the other cottages
In March 2010, my husband and I returned from a wonderful 10 day stay at the Sea Shell Studio.
The studio is a very clean, bright and cheery space with a small sitting area and a breakfast nook. We love to cook and the kitchen was small but well stocked with dishes, blender, coffee pot, fridge, microwave and hot plate. We also had use of a gas BBQ. If you do not like to cook, you are a15 minute drive from the Port Lucayan Marketplace which has quite the night life and a great selection of restaurants and bars.
The studio is surrounded by beautiful flowering plants and shrubs which provide privacy. And the best is that you are a two minute walk to a beautiful, sandy beach with a glorious view of the sea. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are also provided.
Gladys, the owner was a wonderful hostess providing us with great insider information about places to eat and local events and activities. We would highly recommend this vacation rental and look foward to returning.
DIRECTIONS TO DIAMONDS BYTHE SEA FROM EITHER THE FPO AIRPORT OR PORT: TAKE GRAND BAHAMA HIGHWAY EAST TO CHURCHILL DRIVE, (ABOUT 3 MILES AND IS THE SECONG RIGHT TURN YOU CAN MAKE) MAKE A RIGHT AND CONTINUE ON CHURCHILL DRIVE ALL THE WAY TO DEAD END (BEACH) AND SIGN THAT SAYS DIAMOND ROW. MAKE A RIGHT (YOU CAN ONLY GO RIGHT) AND CONTINUE ABOUT 800 FT TO WHITE GATE ON LEFT SIDE THAT HAS SIGN DIAMONDS BY THE SEA. ENTER AND DRIVE TO DIFFERENT COTTAGES.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
BOOKINGS: WE REQUIRE 50% TO BOOK, BALANCE DUE IN FULL 61 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
FULL REFUND-$100 91 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
50% OF DEPOSIT-$200 61- 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
NO REFUND 60 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
NO REFUND IN PEAK SEASON (EXCEPT: IF UNIT IS BOOKED ON CANCELLED DATES 50%OF DEPOSIT APPLIES)
DEPOSIT CAN APPLY TO FUTURE BOOKING
DISCOUNTED LONG TERM RATES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
US$75.00 EXTRA PER WEEK FOR ELECTRIC FOR BOOKINGS OVER 1 WEEK
CHECK IN 3 PM CHECK OUT 10 AM. $75 FEE FOR ANY CHECKOUT AFTER 10AM TO 1PM FULL NIGHTLY RATE ANY CHECKOUT AFTER 2PM
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.