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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4+

Orchid Cottage is a bright and lovely Bahamian style cottage on a quaint cottage road (Old Banks Road) steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach. It is surrounded by swaying palm trees, beautiful foliage, and tropical flowers. Walk 2 minutes from your front deck and a magnificent ocean view unfolds. Upon entering the cottage the loft staircase and high ceiling will draw your eyes upwards. The open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen areas allow for your entire group to interact during cooking, eating, and family activities. The new turquoise and pineapple accents, along with the white pullout sofa bring a coastal feel to the cottage. The kitchen is equipped with everything you will need to prepare your meals and it also offers the convenience of a washing machine. The cathedral ceiling gives the cottage an airy feeling. Enjoy the flat screen Smart TV with access to your Netflix account or watch Youtube. Bring your iPod/iPad/MacBook and connect it to the new stereo system. The cottage has two air conditioned bedrooms, each with a king size bed. The second bedroom can be converted into two twin beds, if needed. The entire cottage is equipped with ceiling fans along with the 2 A/C units in the bedrooms. Beautiful linens, bath towels, and beach towels have been carefully chosen to make your stay comfortable. Between the two bedrooms is a newly remodelled three piece bathroom. The walk-in shower has sea glass, shells, and pebbles from the Atlantic Ocean embedded into the floor. The matching sink and vanity continues the theme with embedded shells and sea glass. Again, tropical colours abound. Enjoy spending time on the front deck, while cooking on the charcoal grill or just relaxing in the new outdoor sectional. The outside shower makes showering after a day at the beach convenient and adventurous.

If you require more space, our octagonal shaped log house with two bedrooms and a loft is also available. It has an open concept design with soaring ceilings and is located a short distance from Orchid Cottage. Each property offering nice privacy, with large palm trees and foliage between the two. This would allow your entire group extended space and privacy. Enjoy a day at the beach, while our staff prepares your dinner. Just ask our property managers to make your reservations for a homemade Bahamian meal. Our staff will shop, prepare the meal, and provide clean up. Imagine coming home to an amazing Bahamian meal!

A short walk along our path will take you to one of the most amazing white sand beaches in the world. Your first sighting of the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away. This incredible beach can be travelled for miles. Spend your day sun tanning, shelling, exploring the reef, snorkelling, watching the dolphins, boogie boarding, or building sand castles.

Just a short walk (10 minutes) up the road or beach takes you to Sky Beach Club/Pascal's Restaurant. Here you can enjoy the pool, hot tub, and swim-up bar FREE of charge. Ask Sammy to make you one of his famous Bahamian drinks. Enjoy Pascal's amazing food and visit with people around the world. Special daily events, such as the Sunday BBQ and pool party, and Tuesday night bonfire, take place at Sky Beach for the public's enjoyment. Head back to the quiet atmosphere of Orchid Cottage by walking along beautiful Old Banks Road or enjoy the scenery along Banana Beach.

The town of Governor's Harbour is 5 minutes away by car and has a charming collection of 19th century homes and churches overlooking its historic harbour. Buy fresh fish and lobster every afternoon from fishermen at the town dock, or visit the recently restored Haynes Library, which dates from 1897, for the weekly coffee hour for foreign residents and tourists. Governor's Harbour has grocery stores, restaurants, liquor stores, two banks with ATMs, a bakery, gift shops, and a medical clinic. Friday Night Fish Fry in Governor's Harbour, a street/beach party that brings together all the tourists and locals with food, drink, and dancing in the street, is not to be missed.

Eleuthera is famous for its 100 miles of spectacular, deserted beaches. The island, home to just 8000 residents, is completely safe any time of the day or night. Enjoy the rare experience of picking up hitch-hikers and leaving your keys in the car wherever you go. The snorkelling, diving, and fishing on the island are world class. Boating, surfing, and other water sports are also popular. You can rent power boats, sailboats, sea kayaks, and bikes. You can have a charter captain take you out for excursions of various types. There is excellent sightseeing as well. Eleuthera has vast caves, cliffs, a bottomless ocean hole, many unique beaches, historic churches and 19th century homes, and small villages to explore.

This is Orchid Cottage! Come share a piece of our paradise!

More Details

Property Manager
Julianna Simon Parker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

Why Julianna Simon Parker chose Eleuthera

We chose Orchid Cottage and Shangri-La on the Island of Eleuthera, because this is the most beautiful location in the world! It is private, has an amazing beach that runs for miles, and amazing restaurants. This Bahamian out island has so much to offer.


Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , NEW-walk in shower and vanity with sea glass and shells!
  • Orchid Cottage has a newly renovated washroom. The large walk-in shower has sea glass, shells, and pebbles embedded into the floor. The matching vanity adds a truly Bahamian feel! The cottage is equipped with new bath towels and beach towels for your convenience.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Orchid Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New linens in tropical colours adorn the king size bed.
    Orchid Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom can be arranged as 2 twin beds or 1 king.
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out Queen Sofa Available in Living Area.
  • The bright bedrooms are painted in white with a tropical yellow ceiling. Each bedroom has new linens and pillows. The second bedroom has brand new mattresses that can be arranged as a king or two twins. Both bedrooms are air conditioned for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property managers will be meet you at the airport and guide you to Orchid Cottage. You will be provided with a tour of the property and our property managers will answer any questions that you have during your stay. A remote control for the Banana Beach Estates entry gate will be provided to you for your stay. This will allow you easy access to the Queen's Highway for your day trips on this beautiful out island. We have a fantastic husband and wife team who will take great care of the grounds and preparation of the cottage for you. Their attention to details of the grounds and the interior, will make your stay enjoyable. If you would like a homemade meal, please make reservations. Our staff can cook a variety of meals for you and your family at a very reasonable price. They will do the shopping, prepare the meal, and provide clean up. Our guests love this truly Bahamian experience!


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Pascal's Ocean Front Seafood Restaurant & Pool Bar
da Perk Coffee Shop
Buccaneer Club
Anchor Bay Fish Fry
Governor's Harbour
Governor's Harbour Bakery
Banks Road Deli
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Governor's Harbour (GHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sky Beach Club, 10 minute walk along beach/road
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bo Hengy in Governor's Harbour in Cupid's Cay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Queen's Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pascal's, 10 minute walk along beach/road
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Banana Beach, a short walk along the tropical path

A stay at Orchid Cottage can be as relaxing or as fun-filled as you choose. You can walk or jog along the cottage road and stop at Sky Beach Club for a swim, hot tub, evening dinner, or enjoy a cocktail at the swim up bar. Bring your computer and you can use their WiFi while you sit on one of the loungers. Listen to music on the new iPod/MacBook/iPad docking stereo or watch tv on the new flat screen and enjoy the use of your Netflix account. A day at Banana Beach could include sunning, boogie boarding, shelling, taking long walks, exploring, sand castle building, swimming with wild dolphins, snorkelling along the reef, or enjoying a good book in one of our beach chairs. If you decide to take a short drive into Governor's Harbour you can spend some time sightseeing. This historical town offers colourful century homes, the Bo Hengy ferry, beautiful churches, and yachts moored in Cupid's Cay. Be sure to enjoy dinner at the wonderful restaurants that Governor's Harbour has to offer such as: French Leave, Tippy's, the Buccaneer Club, Sky Beach Club, or Bacchus Fine Foods. Watch the action in town while sitting on the outdoor deck at Da Perk Cafe as the local fishermen come to shore with their catch of grouper and lobster. On Friday nights, you must attend the fish fry at Cupid's Cay for local cuisine, rum bubbas, conch salad, and dancing in the street. If you need some more music and late night dancing, follow the crowd to Ronnie's Hideaway and dance late into the night. The kids can experience activities at the Haynes Library and take part in swimming and sailing lessons in the harbour. Your teenager can rent a surfboard from Skip and catch a wave on the Atlantic side of the island. Take your family on an adventure and travel the side roads to uncover sunken ships, deserted beaches, bat caves, cotton fields, abandoned silos, and the old naval base with goats. Governor's Harbour has so much to offer! If you need some more adventure, follow the Queen's Highway to the various settlements along the island to visit their beaches, restaurants, and festivals. Once you've been to Eleuthera, you know you'll have to come back!


Rates & Availability

Governor's Harbour, The Bahamas Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Base Rate 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Holiday 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are for 4 guests. For each additional guest, add $200/wk.
Rates are in US dollars.
Accepts major credit cards.
Security deposit: $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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