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Palmirage - 1 Bdrm Cottage Close to the Beach

Long Island, Bahamas
  • Cottage601 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Nestled in Tropical Landscaping, a short walk to the beach

The 1 Bedroom /1 Bath Cottage provides the privacy needed for a peaceful vacation. The Cottage at Palmirage is the perfect place to take things easy and unwind.

Palmirage has two inviting, relaxing vacation homes that will make you feel welcome. Uniquely designed accommodations nestled in lush gardens and just off a 2 1/2 mile long nearly deserted beach. Our other property has it's own driveway and privacy. The 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Boathouse is on the second floor above the Garage/Boathouse. Sweeping views of the Exuma Sound and fresh breezes make this a great vacation spot to share with friends.

Both units include all amenities. Towels and Linens, Beach Gear, Grill, Screened Porch, Sun Deck, Gourmet Cooking tools for the Full Kitchen (complete with ice-maker!), Shared use of Kayaks and Bicycles. Maps and Guides to local spots.

Curl up in the Hammock with a cold drink and a book. Take your fishing pole out to the bight and catch your dinner, then bring it back to the fish cleaning station and BBQ an evening of fresh seafood. Or ask us to get some fresh fish for you and have it prepared while you just relax. Kayak out to the nearby Cays for a morning of snorkeling. Or just pull up a beach chair and enjoy the water.

Long Island is one of the most unique islands in the Bahamas. For many people, it is considered the hidden Bahamas. On the northern tip there are dramatic sea cliffs overlooking the dark blue water where Columbus anchored the Santa Maria when he discovered the island in 1492. The beaches are incredible. Talcum-powder fine white sand and crushed pink and brown shell cover some of the most stunning beaches in the Bahamas. The water is clear, warm, and turquoise blue. From hillside perches, where cool trade winds blow, you can look down to stretches of spectacular coast and water so pristine you can see multiple shades of blue in the depths of the ocean. Yet this island has much more to offer than its natural beauty; it is safe, easily accessible by air, close to the United States, and home to friendly English-speaking locals.

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.

Veggie Garden is going strong! Help yourself to whatever is ripe today!! Zucchini, Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuce, Radishes and Cucumbers are plentiful!! Kale, Broccoli Rab, Carrots, Tomatillos and Eggplant soon to come!

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Long Island, which is the most attractive of all the Bahamas out islands, with quaint settlements dotted between gentle rolling hills. Here nature is still unspoiled. Historical sites remind us of the interesting past and where people are amongst the friendliest in the Bahamas. This is the perfect spot for a Bahamas vacation of a lifetime!

Keywords: Deck, pet friendly, beach, internet, satellite tv, relaxing


Sara Werra

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 20, 2018
About Sara Werra

Dan & Sara fell in love with Long Island 10 years ago when they were travelling the Bahamas on their sailboat. They started building their house in 2003 and built the entire place themselves. In 2008 they built The Cottage, so they could share the island with you, and in 2015 decided to add a Boathouse/Garage to the property...And now they have the 2 Bedroom apartment with wonder views of the water. They spend the winters in the Bahamas and the summers in the States traveling along with their adopted Bahamian Potcake Dog- Bambi.

Sara Werra purchased this Cottage in 2006

Why Sara Werra chose Long Island

Palmirage is a great location for your vacation! Both the Cottage and the Boathouse offer everything you need for a relaxing, carefree vacation. Check about availability by contacting us, even if your dates do not display as available.

What makes this Cottage unique

Comfortable Home! You will feel the stress wash away when you step into the cool inviting interior. Seating is comfortable, colors are calming, and everything you need is at hand - ice maker, blender, and a hammock to name a few! We have provided high thread count sheets and fluffy towels. Internet Access is free, wifi to the Cottage and Boathouse is reliable. DVDs and a High Def TV as well as AppleTV available. Local Cell Phone is also available with a deposit. We do our best to provide you with everything you need including a hair dryer, soap and shampoo. Beach Chairs, cooler and beach towels. Fishing Rods and Snorkel gear. Come and be at home in our home!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Cottage
        1 king, 2 twin/ single, One King or 2 Twins in the Cottage
      • BoatHouse
        2 queen
      • King-Size bed in the Cottage can be converted to 2 Twin Beds. Living Room of Cottage has a pull out sofabed that can sleep 2 Each Bedroom in the Boathouse has a Queen Size Bed


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Shower, sink, vanity, toilet

        Location Type

          • Beach View
            Landscaped to give you a feel for the Tropics - Sand between your toes just outside the door to the Cottage.
          • Near The Ocean
            just a 15 minute drive to fabulous Atlantic Beaches...with no one else on them!! Only a 10 minute walk to Exuma Sound.
          • Ocean View
            Views of Exuma Sound from the Boathouse at Palmirage


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        sofa, 2 chairs, coffee table, TV in Cottage couch, chaise, ottoman, TV in Boathouse Plus Outdoor seating in both
                      • Air Conditioning
                        and Ceiling Fans
                      • Covered Parking
                        covered area for parking, grilling, and fish cleaning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        pillows, sheets, blankets
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        and a line for hanging towels, beach gear
                      • Parking
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                        Local Cell Phone provided with refundable deposit. Purchase your minutes. Out going calls on Land Line available
                      • Towels Provided
                        beach, bath and kitchen towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchen
                            full kitchen
                          • Catering Available
                            We will provide either a caterer or meals upon request
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            everything you need! Plus, blender, mixer, waffle iron
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            place settings for 4+ plus extra plates. Serving dishes, baking dishes, bowls, etc. Pots and Pans.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Dishwasher in the Boathouse, dish soap provided. Also dish drainer for hand washingin each Unit
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Coffee Maker
                            powdered creamer and sugar provided, also coffee filters and coffee grinder. Just bring your favorite coffee!
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            bottled water available. assorted spices, sugar, salt and pepper.
                          • Refrigerator
                            full size fridge/freezer with Ice Maker
                          • Stove
                            4 burner Gas stove and oven
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Cottage offers a dining island in the great room. 4 stools. Also coffee table in the living room with chairs and sofa. Boathouse has dining area indoors and out.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    local history and fiction. owners library also available
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    board games, cards, dice, cribbage, puzzles, chess
                                  • Stereo
                                    ipod docking station available
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        sun deck and screened porch
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        gas grill
                                      • Water Sports Gear


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Concierge
                                              • Private Chef


                                                  • churches
                                                  • marina
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • shelling
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • groceries
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • snorkeling/diving
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                21 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Sublime and peaceful

                                                                richard b.

                                                                We had a great time even though it was unusually rainy. Dan and Sara were very helpful and friendly. The beach down the street was lovely and deserted and you could walk for miles gazing at the azure waters while being caressed by the balmy breezes. We don’t want to leave and hope to return soon!

                                                                I am booked for next year

                                                                Linda E.Raleigh, NC

                                                                I can't tell you more than the other reviewers as to why this is so great. I can tell you that I have been coming to the Bahamas in February for seven years, and this is the first time I've rebooked, even though all the previous places were fantastic.

                                                                Great place to stay; comfortable, clean, and everything works

                                                                This one level cottage - built by owners and hosts Sara and Dan - features a basic floor plan with decent sized rooms nestled within the island vegetation. It is well equipped with all the needs you'll require to enjoy the quiet location and near-by island beach just a pleasant 500 yard walk from your door. The front porch - like all other open areas - is well screened and the evening cool and light breezes were super. The ceiling fans in the main rooms provided all the comfort we needed. We loved all of it!

                                                                Palmirage Cottage is convenient to Long Island's central artery - the Queen's Highway - and a rental car is essential to maximizing your travels. Best of all, Sara and Dan know the lodging business well and were always helpful with local knowledge and assisting with special needs. Subjects like veggie gardening, building, and boating drew enthusiastic responses. Much to enjoy here!


                                                                Iliyana I.

                                                                I had all i needed for my stay, would recommend it to anyone visiting the island.

                                                                This cottage is a winner!

                                                                Paula T.-

                                                                Anyone looking to rent a place on Long Island in the Bahamas would be lucky to find this winner! Not only is it a perfect place to relax, put up your feet with a mere 5 minute walk to the beach, but it comes with owners who are attentive to your needs, but ensuring you your privacy. Let's talk about that beach. Almost all the time we were there ( a month) we were the only people on the beach. Shades of blue anchored by up to your ankles sand. The perfect beach is your very "own" beach. The cottage has everything you'd need and it is clean and well maintained. Kayaks? got it, barbecue? got it, screened porch? got it, hammock? got it....you get it?

                                                                The owners, Sara and Dan are very involved in the community and will steer you in the right direction for whatever floats your boat. Happy hour at Club Washington on Wed. night, Rake and Scrape at The Green Leaf on Friday night or just where to find the best beaches on the Atlantic side.

                                                                You won't go wrong here. "All is good"

                                                                Cottage perfect for our Long Island getaway

                                                                Laura V.

                                                                The cottage was even better than described. It was very comfortable, well outfitted and in a nice spot. The things we really appreciated - the kitchen was well equipped with nice pots and pans to cook on, a nice gas stove, and a pantry with some essential items so we didnt have to supply everything from scratch. The internet worked great and that was nice so we could stay in touch and watch netflix. Sara and Dan are very nice and accommodating, ready with suggestions and other help. They planted our own little spice garden right outside the door and gave us veggies from their garden. Our daughter stayed a few days and the pull out sofa was fine for her. The location was mid island and not far from the main store, walking distance from a lovely beach. They offered us the use of their sea kayak. The island is very relaxing, nice people and great beaches. Highly recommend.


                                                                Long Island, Bahamas

                                                                Come to the Cottage or the BoatHouse at Palmirage and relax on vacation! We strive to provide cozy, comfortable and fun accomodations at an affordable price. The full size appliances in the Kitchen make it easy to take care of special diet needs while on vacation. The vegetable garden is a big hit in season with fresh pickings for salads. Ideal for the Vegetarian on holiday! Grab the cooler provided and the beach chairs and head off to the beach for a picnic day. Paddle the Kayak off to Whale Head or Dilda Rock and snorkle around. Bait up the fishing rod and catch some dinner off the beach, then come back to the grill and eat your fresh fish! Take a bike ride and look at the colonial tomb on your way to an inland Blue Hole! We have it all for you...grab your swimsuit and sandals and come on down!


                                                                21 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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