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George Rathgeber

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $150 / night!

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Bahamas Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms (Queen Beds), 2 full baths sleeps up to 4 people !

Click "Send Message" on the right below to Contact us directly to avoid paying the fee imposed by Home Away/VRBO. bahamasgeorge@yahoo.com

SUPER AFFORDABLE !!!!! GREAT LOCATION !!!!! If you are looking for a nice spacious, clean and comfortable beach cottage for your stay on Long Island with everything you need to make your stay memorable, THIS IS IT.....YOU HAVE FOUND IT !!!

Our Two Bedroom/Two Bath Cottage is located in a quiet area of the island and is centrally located between the attractions in the North and South making it a perfect place to be while visiting. We have almost 400 feet of ocean frontage on a 2 ½ mile long beach. The Cottage is just a bit back from the beach with a beautiful unobstructed beach & water view. We live here year round and we want ALL of our visitors to get a good taste of what it's like to live on the island and to have a good time while here. The cottage is your home away from home -- clean, comfortable and providing everything you need for your stay while exploring the island…..all at an affordable price ! The Cottage has TWO bedrooms (Queen Beds),TWO full baths, fully equipped kitchen, screened-in porch with dining table and can accommodate up to 4 people. Come to Long Island..This is the REAL BAHAMAS........Live The Dream with Us !

Special Requests: If you have any special requests please let us know. If you need some groceries, beer, liquor or soda we'd be happy to pick that up for you so it will be ready upon arrival...nothing like a nice cold drink after a day of travelling.

Same thing with arrangements for Rental Cars, Fishing guides, restaurants..whatever !!! We are here to take the mystery out of Long Island so you can have a stress-free stay and pack in as much fun as possible while you are here.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
George Rathgeber (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 Star Review for Whymmsical Wish Cottage



We had a wonderful 1 week stay at Whymmsical Wish Cottage from 1/5-1/12/2013. The cottage was just as described including the lovely setting, clean and well maintained. It was perfect for 2 couples as well as 1 couple. Even before we arrived George had responded to every question we asked including detailed directions to the cottage from the airport. George greeted us when we arrived, showed us around the property and suggested where we could find a delicious Bahamian dinner.



George’s customer service could not have been better. He visited every day to see if we needed anything. He guided us to people for fishing and snorkeling trips, provided sight seeing suggestions and directions, and generally made sure we were enjoying ourselves. As we freeze in PA, we can smile thinking about the many gorgeous beaches we walked, the Bahamian food we enjoyed, the Rake & Scrape music we danced to and the gorgeous sunsets including a green flash we watched.



Many thanks, George, for a warm and special vacation. We can eagerly recommend your cottage to friends and family. And we hope to return.
Jan 2013
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5
based on 11 traveler reviews

2 BED/2 BATH Cottage At The Beach- Full-Equipped Kitchen $150 / night!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Relaxing Vacation on a Quiet beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks and were able to unplug with no worries! There are a few other homes in the general area but the beach is so large we went most days without seeing another person. There is plenty of beach to explore here and throughout the island. The house was equipped with everything we needed including an outdoor charcoal grill. And our hosts were wonderful and full of information. The island is large so it was great to have someone who could tell us where everything was. Islanders know where everything is so there weren't alot of signs. The porch on the cottage was perfect for dinner at night and evening games. We didn't need the air conditioning as the winds cooled off the house since it was built up a flight of stairs. My husband used the kayak every morning and explored the cays off our our beach. Definitely a place to unwind from the hectic way of life at home!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us ! It was our pleasure to have you two and your daughter see our special island ! Come back soon ! George & Cindy
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5

Unforgettable holidays for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in both cottages for 3 weeks over Christmas and New Years with our 4 kids and grandparents - just perfect! Since we rented both cottages, every generation could live on its own path: seniors had their early morning coffee and swim, mid-age could do some work in the morning - thanks to Wifi - and the Youngsters could sleep in and kite surf right in front of the property.

Both cottages are clean, colourful, friendly and well equipped! You get a clean up every week and as much towels as you want. Everything is there when you arrive and George is great with organizing whatever it is before you come.

The South part of Long Island had a lot of damages through the hurricane end of September 2015 and you still could see destroyed houses. The area of Whymsical Wish looks much better and although the water raised about 5 feet onto the property, George did a great job in cleaning up and restoring the garden.

George and Cindy are fantastic hosts!!! They helped us with any issue: broken rental cars (ask George for recommendations !), where to get fresh seafood and how to prepare it the right way, where to go for swimming, shopping, sight-seeing and everything else you can think of!

Our highlight was their invitation for Christmas dinner and boxing day with their whole family - imagine we were 8 more to feed! These folks are just incredibly welcoming and generous - we had a great time and want to come again for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

great choice for beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable 9 days at the cottage . We look for locations that are out- of- the- way, quiet, restful, and beautiful, and this certainly was one of those. We had convenient access to a private beach where we spent alot of time walking or running, exploring, and where we went kayaking one afternoon. The cottage was clean, well equipped, comfortable,and the grounds well maintained. Our host, George, made us feel very welcome and was attentive to anything we might need. We enjoyed attending the local Saturday morning Farmers Market and prepared most of our own meals , but enjoyed eating lunch at a couple of great restaurants on the island: the Cape Santa Maria Resort restaurant at the northern end of the island, and the Outer Edge Grill at the marina in Clarence Town. We definitely recommend this property to anyone that wants a a restful break from the frenzy of civilization

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5

George makes your stay here special. Helpful when you want him to be. Perfect location. Clean and spacious. I only wish I could give it six stars.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Damien, Thanks so much for your kind words ! We really enjoyed meeting you all and showing you our island ! Come back soon !!! Cindy & George
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5

Great beaches and great host

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week in late Februray at this very comfortable beach cottage. Couldn't have been a better week of weather and beach. The owner, George, helped us with our travel plans and checked on us frequently at the cottage to offer assistance with directions, local stores, etc.

We rented a car and traveled to the fantastic beach in the north, Santa Maria, to the beatiful Gordon Beach in the south as well as many beaches in between. White sugar sands and turquoise water. At most we would see a couple of others on the beach, but often had the entire beach to ourselves. Must see: Blue Hole. Note: Side roads are quite rough. On a return vist we would rent an SUV or high clearance vehicle.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Heavenly isolation of long island enhanced and ena

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Long Island - last time we stayed in the south. We love it because it is so quiet, simple and untouched - every day we take our kids to a new, different and completely deserted beach! Our expectations were therefore high for this trip but the Whyms location in the middle of the island on the Caribbean/leeward side and George and Cindy's welcome and comfortable cottage easily exceeded those expectations. The cottage is in site of and a short walk from the beach and is well equipped and comfortable. George's discrete but always available hosting from his nearby home really supplemented our stay - he kindly did a grocery shop in advance of our arrival, he recommended car hire and restaurants, he gave us daily weather and beach suggestions, he sorted out our flight changes on departure and he even conjured up candles for my wife's birthday cake! Thank you George and Cindy for a wonderful stay - we all loved it, Jamie, Sarah, Tessa (6) and Charlie (4). We will be returning for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Stella Maris
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Deals Beach
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Vindell's Takeaway
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Right in Front!
Car: recommended

Located on a beautiful bay ringed by a 2+ mile beach......westerly views to catch the sunsets with tropical breezes at your back!

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Rates & Availability

Long Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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4 night minimum stay
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$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

MAXIMUM OF FOUR PEOPLE TOTAL. A minimum of 50% of the rental amount is due upon booking and the balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. .

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Amenities

Bahamas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both Bathrooms have nice walk in showers and we've got great water pressure too.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ensuite
  • All Bedrooms are Air Conditioned ! Ceiling fans also. Plenty of windows for letting that breeze in from the Ocean. Tile floors. Clean and comfy and cozy !
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
This is a real working kitchen....Not just a microwave and mini-bar type fridge...but a Full size stove, refrigerator and microwave as well as large sink area and all the pots, pans plates, silverware, cork screws etc. that you will need. You will save a LOT of money by preparing food in the Cottage... If you have any questions just email us or give us a call.......we are here to make sure that you have a FANTASTIC time while on our island.....so, don't be shy, speak up and let us know what's on your mind! What sets up apart is SERVICE.......if you want something we'll make it happen. We'll give you all the inside info so you're travelling the island like a local ! WE WANT YOU TO COME BACK AND WE WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR FRIENDS BACK WITH YOU...

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