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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4+

Orchid Cottage is a bright and lovely Bahamian style cottage on a quaint cottage road (Old Bank's Road) steps from the Atlantic Ocean beach. It is surrounded by swaying palm trees, beautiful foliage, and tropical flowers. Walk 50 paces 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 and a central wooden staircase leads to a loft area. 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. 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 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, offering nice privacy for both the cottage and house. 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.

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 leave you breathless. 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 up the road/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 everyone's enjoyment. Head back to the quiet atmosphere of Orchid Cottage by walking along beautiful Old Bank's Road or enjoy the scenery along Banana Beach. This is Orchid Cottage! Come share a piece of our paradise!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Julianna Simon Parker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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Why Julianna Simon Parker chose Bahamas

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.


based on 11 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A fiend of mine and I enjoyed Orchid Cottage for 10 days. It is a well appointed welcoming home. It has plenty of open space, comfortable beds, great bathroom, nice linens, and a very comforting homey feel. This was our first time on the island and I believe we hit the jackpot when we chose to rent this cottage. One day we would explore the South, then the next day the north. Very easy day trips which would be more difficult if you did not stay near Governors Harbor. The island is very easy to navigate and understand. It is impossible to get lost so it is very very easy to explore and feel comfortable. We would two-track all day and find beautiful beaches. One of my favorite finds was Banks Road Deli! Find it early in your vacation you will visit there often. Chocolate croissants, baguettes, cheeses, sandwiches, etc. We enjoyed lunch at the Front Porch, Rainbow Inn, and The Bucaneer Club. We cooked often at home and the kitchen was well equipped. Sky Beach Club was always fun, meeting Sammy the bartender is a treat.

When I first enquirer about the cottage Julianna's response was quick and informative. We later chatted on the phone. The property owner Shauna is very kind. If we return to Eleuthera we would absolutely stay here again. Thanks Shauna and Julianna❤️

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the cottage and island as much as we do. Even though we've been travelling to Eleuthera for years, exploring the island is still one of our favourite things to do. The beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and quaint settlements make day trips so much fun. When we started looking for our island getaway, we knew that Governor's Harbour was the perfect location and that Orchid Cottage was the colourful Bahamian cottage that we always wanted. We look forward to your return to Orchid Cottage and thank you for expressing such an enthusiastic review of our property.
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What an experience!

  • 5 of 5

Bahamas has the best beaches on the earth and we had a private one. It's a dream come true. Thank you Shawna, Chad and Matt. Best island trip ever!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Orchid Cottage for your short stay on Eleuthera. Your enthusiasm for the beach, the Christmas celebrations, and the special events taking place on the island, made it fun for us too. We look forward to your next visit!
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Orchid Cottage and every year is better then the year before. The owners have upgrade the bathroom, new king sized bed, Smart TV and new docking station for you music devices.. Everything you need for your stay is included. Shawna and her family are so attentive to your needs and Brian, the property manager is always a phone call away.

We tried 2 new restaurants this trip, 1648 Bar & Grill for Mother's Day which was fantastic and such a beautiful evening view and the Deck for hamburgers, fries and a beer. Mark, the owner is a "hoot" and kept us laughing the whole time. This is our new lunch time haunt with the best views of the Atlantic. And as always we made friends with a family who also came from Virginia at the Fish Fry in GHB which is our home as well.

We plan to return in 2016 to Orchid Cottage as there are still many places on the island we wish to explore. We continue to recommend the Cottage to all our friends and family.

Ric and Julie

Chesapeake, Virginia

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Orchid Cottage for another trip! We are so glad that you enjoyed the new upgrades. We will continue to improve the cottage and make it the best stay for our vacationers. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed dinner at French Leave's new restaurant. The restaurant has great food and the view of the harbour is magnificent. We look forward to welcoming you back for your vacation in 2016!
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So pretty and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The place is very quiet, in a nice garden with palm trees and flowers.

The cottage is clean, pretty, cozy and very well equipped. We felt very good due to the important open space area. The beds are comfortable. There is maybe a lack of storage in the bedrooms, if both rooms were occupied. It was not our case.

Brian, the manager of the place, was very kind and particularly efficient.

There is no view on the sea but on windy evenings, we have appreciated to be protected by the small dune in front of the cottage.

It takes only a few minutes to get to the beach, by a small path. Banana beach is nice, secluded, with a beautiful clear and turquoise water.

There is a good choice of pleasant and good restaurants in the vicinity of the cottage.

People on Eleuthera are friendly and welcoming. The island’s beaches are simply splendid whichever you choose. Don’t miss : Club Med, French Leave, Ten Bay, Poponi, etc. and of course Lighthouse beach (our favorite, it is magnificent both side, Caribbean and Atlantic). It will take you about 1h45 to get there from Orchid cottage but it really worth the trip. We have also loved Harbour Island.

We highly recommend Orchid cottage and if once we go back to Eleuthera, we will not hesitate to rent it again.

Tiziana & Pierre from Switzerland

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Orchid Cottage. We are lucky to have such a quiet spot that is so close to Banana Beach. The meadow that surrounds the property is remarkable and makes this spot so peaceful and private. It's nice to hear that you did some sightseeing and took advantage of the beautiful beaches on the island. Each beach has its own unique characteristics and it is always so surprising to find out that you will have miles of white beach and turquoise water to yourself. We hope that you will be able to return to Eleuthera and enjoy Orchid Cottage very soon.
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Great location, super cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, short path to the beach and short 5 min drive to Governors Harbor. Cottage is really comfortable, 2 great bedrooms and an open living area. Owners are great as well, lots of communication prior to our arrival, so we felt like we knew all the basics before we got there.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Orchid Cottage and for taking the time to review our vacation home. The short walk along the path to the beach is beautiful and the view of the ocean is remarkable! We enjoyed answering your questions and talking to you prior to your arrival. It's exciting to share our place with travellers. We hope that you return!
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Tarrytown, NY

A charming beach cottage perfect for unwinding

  • 5 of 5

It was easy for us to decide to rent Orchid Cottage after reading all the great reviews, and clearly we made the right decision. Julianna and the team from Eleuthera Vacation Rentals were so responsive and easy to work with, answering all our questions, sometimes in a matter of moments.

The house is exactly as it appears in the photos, except the bathroom which was recently renovated with a fantastic new shower and sink. When we arrived, we found the cottage to be stocked with most of the basics: linens, soaps, dish and laundry soap, simple seasonings in the pantry, and a small charcoal grill. The house is perfect for a small family, especially with kids as it is off the main road in a gated community and quite private, with lots of room to play outside. Our daughter who is 4 loved running around collecting coconuts in the well maintained and landscaped yard.

While there are many beaches on Eleuthera which we explored (Lighthouse Beach is worth the trek), our favorite day was spent on the beach just over the ridge from the cottage; perfect for sunning, swimming, snorkeling and long walks. While the house does not have a water view you are so close that you always hear the waves, which lulled us to sleep each night. An added bonus of the house is the proximity to Sky Beach Club which has a swimming pool and swim up bar you can use just down the dirt road (which is walkable). The owner, Shawna, was on the island when we were and was fantastic, helping us by offering great restaurant recommendations. She is very engaged and eager to help make sure her renters have a fantastic experience.

During our stay, everything was truly simple and easy! We live just outside of New York City so we wanted a place to really unwind, no big resort or crowded beach. Eleuthera is perfect for people/families who want to relax and who don't need a lot of stimulation or actives other than mother nature's beauty. Our days were spent exploring different beaches in the morning (many times enjoying them all to ourselves) and then swimming at the pool in the afternoon. We ate out a bit, enjoying a lovely meal at French Leave, lunch at the Beach House and Tippy's, but mostly we cooked ourselves, getting fresh fish from the docks in Governour's Harbor and grilling it at the house. We plan to come back and would recommend Orchid Cottage to anyone who wants to really unplug and enjoy the natural beauty of this somewhat untouched island.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Orchid Cottage. We truly enjoyed meeting you and your family and hope that you will return with everyone else! We are anxious to update our photos of the washroom renovation, so that others can see the changes being made to Orchid Cottage. It's great that you took advantage of Banana Beach and that you also enjoyed taking your daughter to Sky Beach to swim in the pool. We enjoy walking along Old Bank's Road or walking along the beach to enjoy the pool, swim up bar, and restaurant. It sounds like you took advantage of everything that Eleuthera has to offer! We are so happy that you chose our cottage and you had the chance to unwind and unplug from your busy schedules in New York. We can't wait to see the three of you again! Your kind words mean everything to us.
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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, a 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, a 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 the 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 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 the Beach House. 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 bubas, 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

Central Eleuthera Cottage Rental Rates

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Base Rate
Apr 17 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
Feb 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $28 per night, per additional guest
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

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Central Eleuthera Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
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
  • 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. Our guests love this truly Bahamian experience!

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