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SUN TERRACE 4 min Walk to Rainbow Beach, Romantic hilltop getaway!

Bedrooms 3
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

1 to 3 bedrooms, up to 2 baths, can sleep up to 8 this is a 'duplex'

This property is located at one of the higher areas of Rainbow Bay. The view of the Atlantic when it is 'raging' is spectacular. When you listen close, you can actually hear the Caribbean lapping the shore and the Atlantic waves as two distinct separate sounds. A 3 or 4 minute walk takes you to beautiful Rainbow Bay Beach on the Caribbean side.

Originally this was built as a getaway for my wife and I. But as we still must continue to work due to this crazy economy, we have opted to let others share this great place rather than just let it sit empty. This is a special place as you will see and as the 6' x 6' shower and the hand shower on the top deck are incredible, they do require you conserving as we only catch the rain at Sun Terrace as the island water system is not available in this area. The filter system is top of the line featuring a calcite carbon filter, sediment filter, fiber filter, and finally a UV light to purify the entire water system. This gives you all the pure ice you will need for your Coconut rums for the sunsets on the Top of the World!

Gorgeous open floor plan - top deck of 900 sq. ft. with 360 degree view of the Island. Some say 'It's like a view from an airplane!' Top floor has 1BR King, with sofa bed. 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 ship troll by or watch TV. When you get sleepy, the TV swings to view from the king memory foam bed or you may 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 as well as one in back with the Caribbean view. Downstairs 2BR, King memory foam and Queen pillow top. full staples stocked Kitchen, stacked washer dryer. Outside shower, inside 1/2 bath. Wooden Deck built around bedroom and living room. 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 you have an extra guest, the one couch can fold out into a queen bed with memory foam topper.

For larger groups, you can add the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well for an additional fee. The stairway between the upstairs and downstairs suites is an exterior stairway. 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, wifi via hot-spot, satellite TV, DVD player with video library, and an outdoor gas grill.

More Details

Property Manager
Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow

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.

Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow purchased this house in 2010

Why Matthew Simon and Kristin Tornow chose Eleuthera

Ideal for couples traveling together, that need their own space. Perfect for one couple to rent only the upstairs. Centrally located on Eleuthera.

What makes this house unique

The flat roof offers privacy, We installed a shower up there if you need a little cooling off. We have chairs to take up with.Daytime views of the 2 bodies of water, outrageous night time views of the Stars!!


Rainbow Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outside Island shower with hot & cold
  • Bathroom 1 shower is a 6 x 6 foot shower room. There is also an outdoor Island shower w/hot&cold
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Memory foam mattress, sofa couch is queen w/4" foam topper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • The stairway between the upstairs and downstairs suites is an exterior stairway.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This property has one of the best views of Eleuthera and it's very private. Samsung available for email, etc. Arrange with Mike Cooper for kayak rental.


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Awesome Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

From the very beginning to the end, our stay was perfect! This is great location with a sunset and sunrise view for two. Plus a good mid location to explore all Eleuthera has to offer. Mike was the best host. If you and your significant are looking for a great villa and relaxing time, this is it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your stay!! We love to hear You enjoyed your stay and Mike says Hi!
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  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure! We really enjoyed this home. My husband and I booked this home last minute through Matt Simon, the rental property manager for need of a place to stay when we arrived on the island of Eleuthera. It was a last minute booking and Matt was extremely helpful. We were pleasantly surprised. It had everything we needed and more. We love to cook, the kitchen was top of the line providing us with every amenity. Also a king bed, large flat screen t.v with tons of channels, a slimline air conditioner, full array of music cds with bose stereo system, large bath area with separate vanity, huge shower! Theres a roof top that has 360 degree views of the ocean and the bay, also beautiful for star gazing.

We would definitely stay here again and we highly recommend it to other couples. It is a very large studio. Below on the first floor is a 2 bedroom apartment that can also be rented.

Thank you to the owners of this property for making our stay so comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, come again!
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It is well kept, comfortable, conveniently located, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Eleuthera. Sam was a pleasure to work with. The extra information about beaches, restaurants, etc. was helpful, and we made good use of it.

We would recommend this rental highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Eleutheran escape

  • 4 of 5

Overall I liked the location. The property was clean and well maintained and the owner is helpful and supportive. It's a little walk to the beach but it's close enough. The 2nd floor is really well done and we enjoyed that more than the 1st floor. Overall, this is a good choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay!
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Relaxing - Atlantic and Caribbean views

  • 4 of 5

Sun Terrace has beautiful views from the upstairs studio apt. and from the rooftop deck. Seeing the stars at night was unbelievable.

The furnishings are attractive and comfortable,. There's lots of light and a Caribbean feel to the upstairs décor. The floor plan feels spacious and both porches are great, useful at different times of day for finding shade or sun.

We appreciated the startup supply of spices and condiments. The kitchen has everything needed for food prep and serving.

Michael, the property caretaker was very responsive to any questions we had.

Eleuthera has many beautiful beaches and the people were all very friendly and helpful. We had great weather and a wonderful time exploring the island for 2 months. Eleuthera is very peaceful and most beaches are practically deserted. The contrast between the Atlantic and Caribbean beaches is stunning.

The only major drawback to this house was the lack of Wi-Fi. These days most people use the internet to handle business and keep in touch etc. It was a big inconvenience not having Wi-Fi. The nearest internet access is at Rainbow Inn @ 2 miles away.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have the Blackberry to set up a "Hotspot" but it is a bit tricky to set up and Cotton & CoConut's front drive is another spot to pick up wifi. No phone lines to Rainbow Circle yet for the DSL line, sorry.
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Amazing Views--Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Top of the World Sun Terrace is truly the perfect name for this house. The 360 degree views of the Atlantic and Caribbean from the roof deck were beautiful--day, sunset, and night! Waking up on the 2nd floor and looking through the screen porch to see the sun rise over the Atlantic--amazing! This house is well-made with all modern features and is next to just one other house (which did not seem occupied while we were there). My husband and I stayed on the top floor and two of my cousins in the bottom floor. We enjoyed grilling, utilizing the beautiful indoor shower as well as the island shower, and also hanging out indoors with a cross breeze all the way through the house! You can walk to Rainbow Beach, and the house is an easy driving distance to many great things Eleuthera has to offer, such as: Fish Fry on Friday nights in Governor's Harbor (complete with food, drinks, music, dancing, and limbo!--where tons of people hang out), Alabaster beach at Cocodimama (gorgeous clear water--we saw a sting ray come close!), the Glass Window Bridge, the Rainbow Inn with great food, live music, and views of the Caribbean, a fresh produce stand just North of the Rainbow Inn (lettuce picked right from the garden, peppers, onions and sweet, delicious pineapples, as well as coconuts), fishing trips leaving from Gregory Town, and various other beaches you can find that you will have all to yourself (literally). Eleuthera's laid-back pace, it's charm and beauty was wonderful, and everyone we met was SO friendly! We also had one of the island dogs, Daisy, stop by and stay for the last day we were there, which was pretty cool. The owners were staying on the island while we were there and on our last day dropped off some home-made pineapple upside-down cake--yum! Overall this house really felt like a home away from home for us. We hope we can return to visit Eleuthera again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Governors Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Hatchet Bay to Nassau
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Rainbow Beach (three-minute walk)
Car: recommended

There are several top beaches within walking distance of Sun Terrace and dozens more private and incredible throughout the Island! Hatchet Bay caves give you over a mile of exploring just 5 miles up the Queen's Highway. Current Cut is the best drift dive or snorkel event you will ever find, all it costs is the drive to the North where you can shop the giant store ,'Birchey's' near the Bluff settlement, also in the North are the water taxis to Spanish Wells and the famous Harbor Island.


Rates & Availability

Rainbow Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 20 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Feb 10 2018 - Apr 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
Apr 15 2018 - Jun 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Jun 2 2018 - Aug 18 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 19 2018 - Nov 16 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $175 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Rates are for two guests in the upstairs suite only.
For use of the downstairs two-bedroom suite as well, which accommodates four guests and has the laundry room, add $575/week or $95 a day ($700 for Christmas/New Years). If you don't need the downstairs suite, we will lock it off and not rent it to anyone else.
To add more guests to the upstairs suite(up to a max of 4 guests upstairs)add $25/night per guest

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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