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LAST MINUTE SPECIAL, $199 now - March. Your private cottage opposite the ocean

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Sleeps 8! 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Cottage w/ Sea Views. 3 Minute Walk To The Beach

Birdsong Specials:

Last minute special; stay with us between January - March 2017, for a low monthly rate of $199 per night.

Stay with us for 9 nights and the 10th is FREE!, excludes Christmas Season.

Birdsong was built in 2009. A modern cottage with just over 1,500 sq.Ft of living space and an additional 500 sq.ft of verandah outdoor living. Situated on a beautifully landscaped property, framed by native trees and flowers - the property attracts local birds of all kinds, hence the name birdsong!

You will enjoy our private 3 bed/2 bath home in a quiet and secluded Bahamian community (4th bed is a sofa bed in the lounge). The local beach is a short 3 minute walk away, and our second community beach is less than 5 minutes away by car. A short 15 minute drive will get you to the world famous Cabbage Beach and Atlantis Resort and Casino. Take the Birdsong snorkels, beach chairs and umbrellas with you.

Enjoy a quick sandwich or a gourmet home cooked meal prepared in our fully equipped and modern kitchen which includes a stainless steel gas range and gas oven, large stainless steel fridge/freezer, microwave oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal and other kitchen must haves!

Our outdoor eating area gets you in a festive Bahamian spirit as it is nestled in the gardens under massive coconut fronds! It's an especially great location to savor your favorite cocktails! Grill your catch of the day or a great steak from the nearby supermarket (less than 1 mile away) on our kettle charcoal grill!

Our master bedroom with ensuite bath has a king bed and features a walk-in closet. Our second bedroom has a queen bed, and our third bedroom has 2 single beds. Rooms 2 and 3 have easy access to a second full bathroom. Our home also boasts a convenient laundry closet with a washer/dryer for your convenience. However, in authentic bahamian style - we also have a clothes line available as no drying source is more efficient than the sun…and we have plenty of sun at birdsong in historic Nassau, Bahamas!

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Makia & Charlotte Gibson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Makia & Charlotte Gibson

We are a blended family of a native Bahamian boy and a roaming New Zealander girl. Having met more than 13 years ago - we have been married over 10 years and have made a home at Birdsong for our 2 sons. Zealous travelers, we wanted to create a home that was just what a transient family would need to be super comfortable - so we know that you will be comfortable too in our beautiful Bahamian home!

Makia & Charlotte Gibson purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Makia & Charlotte Gibson chose New Providence

After a long search, we decided on this property because of its proximity to the beach! Also, we were captivated by its quiet and secluded location - yet it is very accessible!

What makes this cottage unique

The gardens are lush - and when all the flowers are in full bloom, the views and colors are resplendent! Not to mention, the fruit trees: coconuts, sea grapes, young mango and avocado trees (not yet blooming).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL, $199 now - March. Your private cottage opposite the ocean
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Birdsong is a lovely cottage in a quiet neighborhood. It is was a great place for friends to gather. We especially enjoyed sitting on the porch and preparing meals in the kitchen. Karan was very helpful and friendly. It was close to Palm Cay, a gorgeous beach and good place for lunch. The living room furniture could be more comfortable, but overall it had everything we needed to enjoy a week in the Bahamas.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, glad you enjoyed Palm Cay and the close proximity. We have Ikea mid-range sofas. We will look to get some more cushions to make it even more comfortable, thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed The Bahamas!
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  • 5 of 5

Dear Charlotte and Makia,

Our stay at Birdsong was the best ever! The beach is right there and after we raked it and picked up some of the glass, it was amazing. Whenever we look for somewhere to stay, snorkeling is our priority. We saw stingrays, trumpet fish, starfish, barracudas- too many fish to name- all at the beach close too the house. It was awesome, and if our next vacation involves more than just my husband and me, then we would definitely stay at birdsong again. Love the shower, love the kingsize bed, the kitchen was well stocked, and a big bonus for me- the blender works great! I thought it was great that the local supervalue is a 10 min walk away and you can also catch the jitney from the store and get to almost anywhere on the island. I don't think we met one person on the island that was not friendly, something we were worried about when we first arrived due to some reviews on tripadviser. Also, the driver that you recommended was great(Joe). Thanks for providing us with a great home away from home!


  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy that is wonderful! Thank you so much for the review. We are delighted you had a wonderful stay and saw so many fish. Thank you for sharing the details with us and future guests, much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Idyllic friends' get away

  • 5 of 5

Bitrd Song was this year's location for our annual friends' get together. Even our picky "complainer" found nothing to criticise. The airy, open, modern house is nestled in a lush, tropical setting within sight of calming , tropical waters. We swam, explored, basked in the sun and rested in spotless, pristine bedding. The epicure among us produced an impressive meal in the fully equipped kitchen. We did, however, venture out to Atlantis for the local cuisine. It will be very difficult to top this. Maybe we'll just keep coming back to Bird Song.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbeliveably Beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

The place is incredibly beautiful, the manager delightful. The communication between owners and staff was excellent. My family enjoyed their stay and will certainly return to Bird Song on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to welcome your family to The Bahamas and to Birdsong! We are happy that you enjoyed your home away from home experience and we look forward to welcoming you back at another time for a longer stay!!
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Beautiful in person as in the marketing photos.

  • 5 of 5

After arriving at Lyndin pindlin air port three hours late on Silver Airways, and retrieving one of our lost baggage. We went to pick up our car reserved online with thrifty... The drive to Bird Song was very easy, no problems. We arrive about 9pm and was greated by Karen and her beautiful grandson. My kids started to play with him immediately as Karen went over the rules and some suggestions to make our stay a great one.

Getting around from Bird Song was so very easy as the main road runs through the City's main attractions. Atlantis is about 10 min away and a 2$ tole to cross the bridge to Paridise island. During our week stay, we used the book available at the house to plan our daily trips. The kids enjoyed the beaches as we visited many... The best being on Paridise Island.. ( directions in the book) . We brought most of our meets and breakfast food in a cooler from the States. (No problems with customs just Extra bakage charge, but worth the cost). Lights in the island goes and comes, we we're unfortunately there for two in 7 days. Not home for one. The house.... Very beautiful, clean, roomy and practical. The Internet and cable and phone worked great, with a day down down time of Wifi and phone... Both fixed ASAP by Karan. For the price and location Birdsong is a great choice for a family on a budget or not. Five stars for sure... Minus.05 for the one day without phone and wifi.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review Birdsong and the location. We wish we had some control over the power and wifi! We are delighted you had a lovely stay, thanks for choosing us!
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Comfortable, Cheery, and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of first contact, the Gibsons were great! Helpful, attentive, and kind, they quickly gained my trust and confidence. Although we never personally met, they strike me as good people. The caretaker, Karen, is also tops! She was very sweet and extremely helpful upon arrival. Also, the driver they suggest using - Joe W. - is highly recommended. He was reliable, always on time, and charged a very fair rate; to say nothing of his kind personality and helpful information.

The home itself is wonderful! The gardens that surround it are beautiful, making for a great space to lounge, grill, etc. The high hedges offer privacy and the neighborhood is relatively quiet. The interior of the home is well maintained, sporting an excellent kitchen with all the amenities (great kitchenware!) that made cooking fun and clean up easy! The bedrooms are quite comfortable. The common space spacious. The bathrooms fine. The house has A/C units throughout that quickly cooled the house down even on the hottest of days (99 F). And best of all, the house is remarkably clean. We had not a single compliant about the house itself. My brothers and I felt very much at home in the house.

The beaches. The descriptions on the profile page highlight a quick 3-min walk to a nearby beach (SW of the house - turning right on main road), which was a big plus for us. Unfortunately, upon arrival, it was repeatedly recommended that we not spend time at said because it was "off the beaten path." The tone implied it was unsafe. Instead, it was suggested that we head to another beach 15-mins away by foot (NE of the house - turning left on the main road). The beach further away was great - clean, quiet, great neighborhood, a nice walk but, again, 15-mins away. The closer beach we did visit once. We never felt unsafe. However, it was not as clean (trash, broken glass) and a lot more crowded.

The Palm Cay is a gated community down the road (25-min walk). Average food but a very beautiful space. I'd recommend it as a nice lunch out. We also spent a day at comfort suites (paradise island) to get access to Atlantis. After the fact, we discovered that we could have walked onto the beach (25°05'01.8"N 77°18'56.9"W) for free. If you pack a cooler, in theory, you could have a taxi drop you off early and pick you up late. While the room gave us access to the resort, if you're looking to save a few hundred dollars, this is an option.

Overall, a pleasant spot for R&R. I'd stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a detailed response. We are really happy to share our home with guests who get to enjoy what we think is the best of both worlds - a warm and comfortable home away from home in one of the world's best destinations! We think a vacation at Birdsong is the authentic Bahamas! We will be sure to pass on your commendations to Joe and Karen and look forward to welcoming you back to Birdsong again soon! Our best, Makia and Charlotte
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Lyden Pindling International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Montagu Garden Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bahamas Ferries
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ocean Club Estates on Paradise Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Billfish Grill at Palm Cay
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Yamacraw Hill Beach
Car: recommended

Birdsong is located in tranquil Eastern New Providence. Eastern New Providence is known for its well established and family oriented residential communities. Birdsong is located on a quiet street surrounded by established family homes. In less than 5 minutes by car, guests can reach Super Value, the oldest and most popular grocery store chain in The Bahamas. Also located within 5 minutes are fast-food restaurants (Wendy's, Dominos Pizza, Marco's Pizza to name a few) and authentic Bahamian fast-food options too - most notably Bamboo Shack. A very well stocked liquor store only 5 minutes away by car, combined with 2 community beaches, one 5 minutes by foot and the other 3 minutes by car - make our community a convenient option for those looking to get away.

For more excitement and to mingle with throngs of vacationers, the vibrant and historic Downtown Nassau is easily accessible by car. The Straw Market which is located downtown is a fun way to barter for souvenirs. There are also any number of other shopping options available downtown to suit every budget.

The world famous Atlantis Resort and Casino is a must visit as well as a swim at Cabbage Beach - one of the most beautiful and pristine in the world. Both attractions are located on Paradise Island which is a short ride away.

New Providence Island is just 21 miles long by 7 miles wide (at its widest point). Therfefore the whole Island is our community! Nothing is far away - however knowing the best time of day to travel on the roads is critical.


Rates & Availability

Nassau Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last Minute SPECIAL
Jan 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee p/w $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Half of your rental fee is due within 5 working days of booking to confirm your reservation.
The rental balance and security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.
See our rental terms and conditions for our cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nassau Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master ensuite bathroom is convenient and relaxing.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , The Master bedroom is spacious and boasts a king sized bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The second bedroom enjoys brisk breezes!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Sleep young children or single friends! Pack n' play too.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We look forward to sharing our inside knowledge of The Bahamas with you! You can expect to get ideas about doing things off the beaten track, taking a different route and seeing another part of island life following a confirmed booking. In addition, we have a reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy taxi driver available for airport pick-up and other trips throughout your stay. Just a reminder; the living room couch doubles as a a double sofa bed! We look forward to your visit!

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