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Amazing ocean views from every room. Kayaks, beach and snorkel gear included.

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 queen size bed master suites, sleeps 4, (5th person extra if a small child)

Once you rent our cozy cottage in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas you'll want to return to this island of natural beauty and warm, friendly people. Tranquil Seas is a comfy smoke-free cottage (smoking allowed outside) with Indonesian decor and bamboo matting on alternate walls/ceilings, tiled counter tops, Bali wood doors and bamboo trim. A full separate laundry room is an added bonus that you don't find in many vacation homes on the island. We have completed lots of upgrades to the cottage that we know you will appreciate.

There is a master bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet at each end of the house providing privacy if you wish to share the cost with friends, as well as an outside shower. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. Flat screen in living room with dvd player and satellite programming, DVD player in one master and DVD player built into tv in other master. It is perfect for families or couples who want to share the cottage and the cost, also great as a romantic getaway, Eleuthera is a wonderful place for couples because intimacy is easily obtained; no crowds, no jet skiis, no speed boats or people trying to sell you things on the beach. It's the perfect place to do as little or as much as you wish.

It is one of very few properties on the entire island with incredible panoramic views of both the Atlantic and the Caribbean side so you can sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun rise and sit on the back porch in the evening with a frosty cold island drink and watch the sun set. Leave a window open at night to catch the soft breeze, the sound of the surf. See the cruise ships lit up in all of their glory cruising the Atlantic out front. Wake up to views of the sea without lifting your head off of the pillow. Gorgeous wide open water views from every room, you can see both seas at once from some rooms in the house.

Large front porch runs full length of house, use rockers or deck chairs to relax and enjoy the view of the calm Caribbean side or the more dramatic Atlantic side. We also have hammock chairs and hammocks which can be used. Back porch has deck chairs and a view of the calm turquoise which words can't describe.

Because of the close proximity of the ocean, cross breezes keep the cottage cool plus there are ceiling fans in each room and air conditioning for warm days/nights. Short walks will take you to 4 beautiful picture-postcard secluded beaches, each with it's own unique beauty. Two sea kayaks are included for unlimited use during your stay at no extra cost which is a big bonus since the kayak rental fee on the island is pricey.

The cottage is centrally located to enable you to explore north to south more easily. We provide everything that you need to take a picnic lunch or you can eat at one of the many restaurants up and down the island. There are quaint little shops to browse in and even a cinema showing the lastest films. You can rent a surfboard in Gregorytown and you will see a very good variety of sea life while snorkeling. The area immediately south of Current cut is one of the best places for snorkeling/diving ever. It is not unusual to see stingrays, squid, spiney lobster, many parrot fish, angelfish as well as lionfish, turtles and dolphins. Eleuthera has the best beaches in the Bahamas and you may not see another person while enjoying the sand, surf and sun since Eleuthera has an abundance of them.

Car rental is about $450 per week and we can give advice on booking flights (the closest airport is Governor's Harbour). You can fly direct from Ft. Lauderdale with Silver airlines, from Atlanta with Delta or from Miami with American Eagle.

Check out lots more photos of the cottage, beaches and the island - ask us for our link to the website. We know that you'll love this island and our home as much as we do! It's the place to escape from it all to restore your spirit and soothe your soul.

Visit the fish fry in Governor's Harbour on friday nights for good food, drink, and dancing in the street. Fun for all, meet lots of people from the world over. Make memories that will last a life time! We make it a quick, easy transition into island mode for you by providing many amenities. Questions welcome, we love to talk about Eleuthera!

More Details

David & Carlene Pearsall
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About David & Carlene Pearsall

We are a couple in our early 60's who live in the Northeast USA and who discovered Eleuthera and can't get enough of it. We want others to share in the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the island. We discovered the natural beauty of Eleuthera and its people and fell in love with a piece of paradise. Nothing better than sitting in the front porch rockers reading while watching and listening to the waves roll in and to see the gorgeous streaks of turquoise in the deep blue water. The view from the back porch is of the much calmer brilliant turquoise water, so very different from the front.

David & Carlene Pearsall purchased this cottage in 2004

Why David & Carlene Pearsall chose Rainbow Bay

We love this property because of the incredible views of the two totally different seas and it's proximity to the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen. It is a great place to unwind and slow down the pace from the hectic life styles that most working people endure in every day life. Sit back, relax and let the ocean views and sound of the waves calm you.

What makes this cottage unique

Two sea kayaks provided for unlimited use. Fully stocked kitchen with many small appliances, full set of dishes, pots and pans, and a full service laundry room. Satellite tv (about 150 channels), Sirius satellite radio, WI-FI internet, centrally located which makes it convenient for exploring up and down the island. Snorkel gear, beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, or use tennis rackets and play tennis at nearby tennis court.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We can't thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your beachy cottage. Loved the gorgeous views of both seas and it had everything we needed, especially in the kitchen so that we ate all but two meals at home during our 5 night stay. Even a rice cooker!!! We sure do plan to be back!!!
Dec 2016
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Rainbow Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , tv/dvd player
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , tv with dvd player
  • pack n play provided for children up to 35 pounds, will allow 5 persons if 5th persons is a small children ($10 per night cost for each additional 5th person); hair dryer and curling iron provided in both bathrooms; water views from every room
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Housekeeper prepares house for arrival and cleans at the end of your stay


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Amazing ocean views from every room. Kayaks, beach and snorkel gear included.
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 67 reviews

Great veiws

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and well appointed. It had all we needed in the kitchen and was close to 4 of our favorite beaches. Only thing I would add is a knife sharpener.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review. It is appreciated! We do have a knife sharpener but past experience has prompted us not to leave it out because the last one came up missing and the one that we have is costly. : ( Sorry that it wasn't available for your use, but glad that the house location and amenities met your needs! Hope that you will come back again in the future.
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We really loved this place !!

  • 4 of 5

The views are spectacular. It is a lovely clean place to stay. We really enjoyed it. It has all that you need in a home.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very glad that the cottage was what you were looking for in a vacation home and hope to see you back again. Thank you for taking your precious time to submit a review. Carlene & David
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Great place, amazing views and fully stocked with everything you need including beach chairs etc

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. We are veteran Eleuthera travellers, but this was our first time in this rental and we were so impressed with everything they provided for their guests at such a great price point. Chairs, umbrellas and kayaks just to name a few. Highly recommended this rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are not sure where you stayed before on Eleuthera but we sure hope that you will return! As you can see, we believe in making things easy for our guests. We want your stay to be as comfortable and equipped as possible. Keep in mind that we do give discounts to returning guests: the longer the stay, the more that we can give you off of your stay. Plus we give you a bit more off for referrals. Thank you so much for taking your precious time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated! Hope to see you back in the future! Carlene & David
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Perfect setting

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is a perfect pick. We found everything exactly as described. This home is comfortable, clean and well stocked with everything you will need to enjoy a peaceful vacation on a beautiful island.

Carlene was helpful and responsive. Laura and William (caretakers) are extremely friendly and helpful. We rented a vehicle from them for the week and they picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

All in all this property is highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed Eleuthera and that the cottage had all that you needed. Thank you for your very nice review and we hope that you will return to Eleuthera and stay again at our island cottage!
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Very nice house, very nice owner!

  • 5 of 5

We have book this trip in a hurry, most of the house in our price range were booked, luckily we fund this lovely house on the hilltop, has great view of both Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean ocean, enjoyed nice cool breeze every day, perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. Guests like your family are a gem. Hope to see meet you one day. Carlene
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Rainbow Bay Stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall a very pleasant stay – the house was very clean and organized - equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay - kitchen had all utensils for cooking – flat screen-dish TV for relaxing at night (although not able to get the NE Patriots/Denver football game!) – comfortable beds with adjoining bathrooms for convenience – nice quiet neighborhood in which we felt safe – also very convenient having neighbors next door that manage the property and provided a rental car.

Wish list would include folding beach chairs to lounge (camping upright chairs included) and a better grill to cookout on –

This property is a great value to rent and use as a home base to explore and enjoy Eleuthera. Would definitely consider coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate people taking the time out of their busy day to provide feedback. We have discovered that the shut off for the gas grill bottle had been tightened too tightly and that the knob to turn on the grill had been jammed, all fixed now and good to go. Thank you for letting us know about the problem, and we hope to see you back in the future. Keep in mind that we do offer a discount on your next stay if you choose to return.
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Governor's Harbour
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Island Link
Nearest Golf
55 Miles
Cotton Bay Club 9 hole
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Rainbow Inn
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Rainbow Beach
Car: necessary

Being almost centrally located on the island is a big bonus, making it easy to explore from north to south. Wide open ocean views, two completely different looking seas, are the best feature of this cozy home. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and on the back porch with a cold cocktail or brew and enjoy the surf of the Atlantic side or the calm turquoise waters of the Caribbean side, so different in their beauty; second street back from the water of each shore.

See the ocean without having to lift your head off of the pillow. Porch rockers, deck chairs/tables, hammocks and hammock chairs make it a relaxing stay. Do as little or as much as you want. The island, with it's natural beauty and friendly people, is a great place to explore. Every beach is different from the last, every turn in the road brings new unforgettable vistas and fun in the sun.

Take out the sea kayaks to explore the water and have even more adventure by exploring by auto on land. An auto is a must to get around. Snorkeling on Eleuthera is so much better than you may have experienced elsewhere because there haven't been mass crowds to spoil or damage the reefs like in places teeming with tourists.

The cottage will fit all of your needs, from a laundry room to a kitchen stocked with every large and small appliance that you will need.

Two master suites serve well for comfort and convenience. Each bedroom has flat screen tv with dvd player. We believe in making your stay as easy as possible. We also provide beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella, snorkel gear (vests, snorkels, masks and fins), floats, koozies, coolers, ice blocks, and a picnic pack. Just bring your clothes and personal items!

The cottage has satellite tv with sirius/XM radio, WIFI internet, cell and land phones for your use, great movie selection, books for adults and children, games, playing cards, puzzle books and jigsaw puzzles, plus other amenities that you don't find in other vacation homes.

We will provide you with a lot of information about the cottage, the island, other islands you may want to visit, where to get groceries, sites to see, things to do, auto rental suggestions, etc.

You'll find sand, sun and fun at our island home on Eleuthera!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $300

From $770/wk off peak to $1015/wk peak; **additional weeks for cheaper nightly rate so just ASK about discounted weekly (or longer) rates**

(Nov thru Aug=$145/night for less than 7 nights and Aug thru Oct =$130 for less than 7 nights

Required $300 security/damage deposit to be paid at booking and returned immediately following departure as long as all is as it was when the guest arrived.

Additional deposit of $100 and $10 more per night for a pet.

Additional $60 cleaning fee to be left in cottage.

$10 more each night for small child as 5th guest

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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