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Touchstone's Cottage on 1 acre , Beachside, Tropical Property

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Crisp, bright, spacious cottage on enormous tropical garden, steps from the world-class pink sand beach. Full kitchen, large, cozy living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Relax on the patio overlooking the expansive property. Feels like home away from home with all of the amenities you might need, like high-speed internet, cable TV, microwave, and backup generator available (just in case). High ceilings with beautiful local Bahamian art. Spotless. Well cared for by Global Services's concierge managers and staff.

Keywords: bright, spacious, cottage, tropical, garden, beach, magical decor,2 bedrooms, 2 baths,high ceilings, full kitchen, spacious living room, outside patio, air conditioned bedrooms, art ,internet, boogie boards, beach furniture, backup generator,cable tv,

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Amenities

Dunmore Town Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), (2) Twin or Single Beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
This property comes with a manager concierge service provided by Mark and Rachel with Global Services. These wonderful people will take care of you from A to Z. Laundry services are provided through them at a separate fee and any additional info you might need.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Touchstone's Cottage on 1 acre , Beachside, Tropical Property
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
5

Touchstone Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Touchstone cottage was GREAT! We loved everything about it. The staff Rachel and Mark were wonderful. Very helpful in every way. Although, there is an enormous house built that blocks the view to the ocean the property is so beautiful. It doesn't really matter. We rented beach chairs and umbrella from Teejays every day. Very reasonable and you can get food and drinks there also. With one exception ( need a bigger TV in living room and possibly put a small one in each bedroom) Touchstone cottage is wonderful!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Briland at The Touchstone Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was my third trip to Harbour Island as well as my third time staying on The Touchstone property, this time in the cottage. I was with four friends and the property could not have been anymore perfect. The moment you step onto the property you feel like you have arrived at your home away from home. The lush landscape coupled with the bright blue and white colors of the cottage create the most picturesque site to arrive to and immediately alleviate any traveling pains. Rachel and Mark, the property managers, met us onsite upon arrival and made sure we had everything we needed. Within the cottage, the kitchen opens to the living room which allows for everyone to cook and chill altogether. The beds are comfy, and both the bedrooms and living space have AC (a must!). The beach is only a two minute walk away and we usually had it all to ourselves. One of the members of our trip was missing a leg, and she was able to tackle the property and walk to the beach on her crutches without too much trouble. I cannot say enough positive words regarding The Touchstone Property and Harbour Island. It is my favorite place to vacation and plan on re-booking again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie, Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful stay and appreciated the property so much. We can't wait for your return. - Karina, Touchstone and Co.
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Touchstone's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in desperate need of a vacation. One that required a beautiful beach. We landed on this perfect little island for a week. Our cottage couldn't have suited our needs any better. It is literally 150 steps from the most beautiful beach in the world. Basically, we had the beach to ourselves for the entire week we were there. The most people that we saw were north where the resorts are. Mark and Rachel did and incredible job leading us to where and what we needed to be doing. They went above and beyond to meet our needs. They were available if we needed them, other than that we were left alone. The cottage is adorable and there is nothing that you need except rum, of course. It was clean comfortable and cozy. The property has two cottages on it. We are definitely considering renting both one day so that we can bring our family. I would highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria and Ben, Thank you so much for the sweet review. You both were an absolute pleasure to host! Please come back and visit us again soon. - Karina, Touchstone and Co.
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5

Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Being from Florida, my husband and I had the idea that the Bahamas was just a tourist cruise ship destination until we visited last year. Boy were we wrong! I couldn't believe how close the flight is and we had never been there. We have traveled to a lot of beautiful beaches but this one tops the list! Touchstone Cottage is literally steps to the beach. The first time I saw it when I walked up the dune my heart melted and I became instantly relaxed. The water is turquoise blue and the sand looks like a peachy pink color in the sun's light! The water was refreshing and gentle and the best part is most of the time we had the beach to ourselves. Having the beach access is priceless. The Cottage itself was also so adorable and very private. It has a large open living room and kitchen and the two rooms on each side has it's own bathroom. I highly recommend renting a golf cart (easily arranged by the property manager) to get around the island. It's nice to be just a short distance from town, you really feel more like a local. The town also has all the conveniences you need- grocery store, liquor store and local restaurants. I highly recommend eating at Aquapazza at sunset- you'll fall in love all over again! My husband and I were with another couple but the Cottage is also good for a family of 4 or for a girls trip. Everything can be arranged very easily by the property manager, even getting a car for the day to go to Eleuthera. I am so nostalgic about the trip and hope to go back there again. The Cottage and the town are truly magic!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my hubby for his 40th bday and took him to the Bahamas. I stumbled upon Touchstone Cottage and am so glad I did. It was perfect for what we needed. We stayed in the cottage, which is on the same lot as the main house, but still gives you ample privacy. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and layout is really ideal. We vacationed with our friends and this place allowed for each couple to have total privacy. I don't think you can get any closer to the pink sands beach at this price point. It's literally right over the sand dune and is breathtaking when you walk over that hill. The turquoise of the water next to the pink of the sand is absolutely beautiful. The town is very quaint and is easily accessible via golf cart. I would recommend just cruising around the island and chatting it up with the locals. Don't miss seeing the two trees on the bay side that are sticking out of the water--they are the only two left after getting hit by multiple hurricanes through the years. My husband and are already trying to plan our next visit with the kids this time. If you rented the whole property with another family, it would be a perfect set up. You could be BBQing your fresh caught fish, picking fresh papaya and coconut from the trees on site, then grabbing a lime to splash in your drinks! Then take those drinks and go watch the gorgeous sunset. Can't get much better than that! The owners and property managers were both very responsive and helpful with all of our questions and needs. The cottage had everything to meet our needs, including beach towels and a beach bag to grab for the beach. Truly one of the best vacations we've ever had. Dreaming of getting back there!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Charissa and Jeycob for such a lovely review, you were amazing guests, we can't wait till you return ! xoxo
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5

True Island Living

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been visiting Harbour Island for years and have stayed in numerous homes and hotels in the area. This trip to Harbour Island was a last minute decision and Touchstone Cottage was available. First of you will have a difficult time finding anything this close to the beach at this price. The cottage is sent back behind a dune from the beach surrounded by a lush tropical trees.The cottage does not sit alone it is a guest house to the main home on the property. With that said it is very private. The beach path is right out of the property and bam you will have the gorgeous Pink Sand beach to yourself. The cottage is located in the southern end of Harbour Island which is much more quiet which is what we prefer.

When we entered the cottage we were very pleased , it was very clean , cute and comfortable a true island cottage. Spacious , had ceiling fans and wall unit Air Conditioning in every room. Personally we don't care how the AC comes out we just want it to be cool and it was. The kitchen had everything you need like coffee maker, fridge, cutlery ,plates etc. The owner will also supply you with a large jug of bottled water for drinking and making coffee.

We especially liked having 2 separate bathrooms (his /hers) . One of the bedrooms has a queen bed and the other has 2 double beds. The homeowner will also have a basket of fresh beach towels for you.

We loved staying at the cottage, for us it felt like we lived there. We would probably stay there again. The only thing i would recommend is getting a filter for the water that goes into the home. Unfortunately the Island water is not great. And when your wall AC goes out get some mini splits they are so economical, cold and quiet.

So if you are looking for luxury, resort and people around you like the people that gave the poor rating this is not for you. But if you want to feel like you are living on the Island like a local , privacy, clean home, and have the beach to your self the Touchstone Cottage is for you.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you both very much and look forward to your return ;-)
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
North Eleuthera Airport

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Rates & Availability

Dunmore Town Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer / Fall
Jul 1 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
 
 
Christmas / New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $185
Cleaning Fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $500

The standard is a Saturday to Saturday rental, please inquire if you wish to rent otherwise.
Additional services are provided by property/concierge managers Mark and Rachel Ricks with Global Services Bahamas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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