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Tropical Cottage 50 metres from Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Garden Cottage Close To Beach

A pleasant spot for the discerning traveler who enjoys the flavor of island living.

Set in a large tropical garden on a quiet residential street just a hundred meters from a 2,000 foot sandy beach.

A verandah surrounds the entire cottage and is perfect for just relaxing and 'chilling out'.

Enjoy your snacks or catch up on your reading on either the South or West verandahs .

A mezzanine bedroom overlooks the Living room , homeoffice nook , and fully equipped Kitchen.

There is satellite t.v. and wireless internet access .

More Details

Property Manager
Stuart Howells
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Stuart Howells

Your host, Stuart, has lived on the property for seventeen years and is a retired professor of English.

A Bahamian, born in Wales, enjoys helping the visitor to appreciate Nassau and to optimize their experience as a guest and not a tourist. He can arrange a hassle-free pick up at the airport as well as getting a good car rental deal or taxi rides with drivers he knows and trusts . He lives in the main house on the property and is discreetly available for any useful info. Recently expanded his repertoire of off-island experiences to incude a less expensive and more rewarding SWIMMING WITH PIGS adventure .

Stuart Howells purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Stuart Howells chose Nassau

It's Architecture is in the centuries old colonial / tropical style.

It is designed for 'living on your porch'. It's in a large property with lots of lush vegetation , so it's pretty private .With a 95% perfect climate and constant sea breeze, why not?

What makes this cottage unique

Its' location and its' relative isolation away from traffic . Sometimes , I just take my coffee and walk the fifty metres to the beach in the morning . The beach is soft sand and perfect for swimming . It's 2000 feet long and divided up into several separate bays . Most visitors are surprised at how few people use the beach . Bahamians rarely like beaching between the end of October and the end of April , the next year

Many days , I just walk along the beach path to Downtown , through the ' Fish Fry ' native restuarant area , and past another stunning beach . This beach has a closeup view of the cruise ships at dock . I've include shots of this in the photo selection .



Nassau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom with spacious shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized bed in spacious room. Built in closet. Ample windows giving good cross breeze ventilation and light. Balcony bedroom overlooks the Living Areas.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A friend owns a car rental service - much more resonable than the big companies - delivery and pick up service - i can advance booking for you - advised


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average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

Nice, quaint and private cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here, the beach was a quick 3 minute walk across the street. Water is beautiful on Saunders beach! No need to rent a car, the bus is great transportation for getting around the island ($1.25/person). The bus stops by the beach (just flag the bus down).

Stuart was a great host, he made sure we had everything we needed and told us to let him know if we needed anything. He picked us up from the airport and arranged a taxi for us to get back to the airport. Stuart was accommodating as he took us to the grocery store the very first day.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks , Matthew - I'm happy you enjoyed the Cottage - I look forward to seeing you both again .
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Cobourg, Ontario

Great Holiday Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived at the airport to be greeted by the owner, Stuart, then taken to a local grocery store to pick up some essentials and then to arrive at his picturesque cottage. We were minutes from the beach, close walking to beaches in both directions, 25 minutes to the Fish Fry and Nassau. When tired a $2.50 bus fare got you home. Every one is so friendly and Stuart went out of his way to meet my non gluten diet requirements. The cottage is quaint, tidy and equipped with all the essential things needed to set up shop. We would certainly go back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such wonderful guests , who appreciated my home and my country . Please come again .
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Wonderful cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at Stuart's cottage in March 2017 and had a wonderful time. Stuart picked us up from the airport and took us to the grocery store, which was very helpful. The appliances in the kitchen were full size and worked well. The property is big enough that we had our privacy but Stuart was there to answer questions that we had. We caught the jitney every day right down the street from the cottage to down town, only about a 10 min ride. The fish fry was close by, within walking distance. We walked to the liquor store and pharmacy a few times, all were close by. The cottage is perfect for two people and felt homey and spacious. Stuart was a wonderful host and we would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location and Privacy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here the last week of June-and would return in a heartbeat! It is located less than a 2 minute walk from an excellent beach where we spent much time swimming snorkeling and relaxing. Our host, Stuart, picked us up from the airport and stopped at a grocery store on the way to the cottage so we could get supplies. You do not need to buy any paper products or condiments and Stuart has 5 gallons of potable water in the cottage already. He lives next door so is quickly available if needed but never arrived uninvited or unannounced. He knows LOTS of people so if you rent a car (we did) talk to him first. We enjoyed Ardastra Gardens, just minutes away, and also recommend the drive to and the restaurant at Compass Point. The bedroom loft would be the only drawback here if you are unable to take stairs, otherwise staying here feels like being in the community rather than being in a generic resort.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England & Windsor, Canada

Wondeful host and great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself stayed at Stuart's cottage for a week and it was a perfect stay from beginning to end. Stuart kindly offered to pick us up which was a great help. Stuart is an extremely kind and generous man/host who offered his help in any way possible. His cottage is in a great location - just a stone's throw to Saunders Beach and also on the No. 10 jitney route. We took the jitney every day to downtown Nassau. From there we took the ferry across to Paradise Island or a taxi to the island - or just stayed in Nassau. A couple of days we walked (about 15 minutes) to the Fish Fry and to the Cricket Club (just across from the Fish Fry). The meals at the Cricket Clun were extremely inexpensive and tasty. We would certainty recommend that you stay at Stuart's cottage - it's an ideal spot for a couple. It's very safe and has all the modern commodities such as WiFi and Netflix. Stuart is a kind and helpful man - we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year! Carol and Dave

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Incredible value . The cottage is really private and has all the comforts of home - a wonderful tropical garden and just 100 metres from the beach . The location is perfect both Cable Beach or Downtown are within walking distance or a quick bus ride away . Stuart was generous with advise and help , making this vacation our best ever .

I recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a stress free holiday

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nassau International
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Potters Cay
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Inter-island highway
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Saunders Beach
Car: not necessary

It's very centrally located , The cottage is in a quiet , exclusive residential neighborhood ,called Vista Marina . It's close to Downtown and yet near to the many great beaches along the Western Coast .It's a 10 minutes Jitney bus ride to the hotels/casino at Cable Beach , Tourist are welcome and pay cash - para- sailing , jet -skis , pools bars etc . I love the jitneys . They're a great means of getting anywhere for $1.25 and meeting Bahamians .

Getting Downtown takes 10 minutes, and they run every 10 mins. or so . Getting to a supermarket is just as easy - a 10 minute jitney , or there's a convenience store/gas station ,200 metres away.

If you like , you can do what I do every moning - walk the 100 yds. to the beach and sit on the bench and drink coffee - it's really beautiful - spectacular view and no people ! THe beach has restrooms and outdoor showers , as well as a children's playground .


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60

Cleaning fee of $60
Extra guest charge of $50 a night

A $300.00 deposit fee secures the cottage and places the traveller as 'Reserved ' on the Homeaway callendar . The balance is paid in cash on arrivalal

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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