About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleep 7 comfortably
This very well built home has a tranquil feeling.Great architectural detail, from the African Mahogany entry doors to the travertine floors and granite counters. As soon as you enter you feel as if you are a part of the ocean itself. The huge windows and sliding glass doors allows endless views of the ocean, in all its splendor. The house itself was designed to take advantage of the tranquil benefits of the ocean, but the interior also gives you the Tommy Bahama feel.
The home has all you need to make your vacation easy and complete. It has all appliances from a food processor, high end blender, microwave to many wine openers. It has blow dryers, straighteners anything extra that you would not want to have to pack. It has a beautiful gas stove and also has a large grill on the 60 foot back porch, to grill if you should so desire.
There are two identical large master suites at each end of the home, each with,large walk in marble showers and each has there own 16 jet 2 person Jacuzzi tub, along with his and her vanities.Each suite has a slider that opens on to the rear porch, with endless views of the Atlantic ocean.
The third room is spacious and has a guest bathroom, complete with a full shower.
The gourmet kitchen is great for entertaining, with a large granite counter top that seats 8 easily. It has refrigerator and also a drink refrigerator to stock your sodas and beers.
The family room has large screen tv, two leather couches, wall unit, and coffee table from Indonesia. Very inviting and comfortable.
It also has a full washer and dryer.
The back porch is where a glass of wine to watch the sunset is a must. Plenty of out door furniture along with a dining table and six chairs are in this 60 foot screened in back porch. We screened it in so no insects would ruin your outdoor experience. The back porch also has outdoor speakers with siruis satelite, so you can choose your music for your mood.
We have one of the most beautiful coral reefs in our back yard. Just put on your snorkeling gear (We have lots of extra if you dont bring your own) and swim out to see a magnificent aquarium. The private beach itself is great for long walks. If you like to fish we have people who would take you fishing if you dont have your own boat. If you do have your own boat we have dockage available for an extra fee, within walking distance.Maid sevrice is available for your household needs and a local Bahamian chef can be arranged if you desire a night off. We are in walking distance to a great local Bahamian restaurant that cannot be missed.. Also you can experience true Bahamian living by driving into the West End Village (The oldest settlement on Grand Bahama) and experience the charming restaurants or you could drive or have a taxi take you 10 mins away to Old Bahama Bay for fine entertaining and other restaurants. You could also rent a car in the immediate area and drive 30 mins away to try your gambling luck in Lucaya where there is a casino and plenty of dining and dancing.
Kevin and Diane Floyd
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Kevin and Diane Floyd
We have always dreamed to have an island home and found a beautiful piece of property on an expansive private beach in a quaint Bahamian village. We spent 4 years traveling to and from the Bahamas in our own boat bringing building materials and supplies to create our beautiful dream home in the Bahamas. Much blood ,sweat and love went into the home. After the last four years of enjoying the home on a consistent basis we decided to start renting it this year. Now that the children have left we seem to be not using it as much and have decided to let others enjoy it.
Why Kevin and Diane Floyd chose West Grand Bahama
If you are looking for privacy and to be able to walk on a deserted beach for five miles and not see a soul this is the place for you. Once you enter the house you have a panoramic view of the ocean. The tranquil feeling is over whelming.
What makes this House unique
Experience true Bahamian living. No hussle and bussle yet close enough to do all the commercial stuff if you want to.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fabulous time in Bootle Bay
This was a most fantastic house and the accomodations perfect. Eric was very congenial and helpful. The bread he delivered was fantastic. We relaxed, read, and ate at a couple of the local restaurants. The weather was perfect and when it rained, the screened porch kept us dry. The scenic view from the porch and ocean were great.
We really had a great time. the reef was wonderful . Eric was always available to answer questions and assist with all needs. We had a few power outages ( local transformers were repaired during our stay) but the house was well stocked for cooking and using candles so this never was an issue. We would certainly highly recommend and we would return to the west end. All local people were extremely helpful with any questions re. directions or food.
Jacquie and Don .
I’m so sorry about the outage, they are rare. I’m just sorry it happened during your stay. The good news is we got the new transformer that we have been asking for forever. Thank you for staying in our home 💝
Just wanted to thank you both for allowing us to stay at your beautiful vacation home. We had a fantastic time and the trip couldn't have gone better. Eric was very kind and accommodating for us which really made the check in/check out seamless. The ocean view was amazing! Our only problem now is trying to figure out if we can squeeze in another trip before the end of the year:)
Thank you again for all your thoughtful texts and emails. We have rented from home away for years now throughout the country and you were by far the best of all. Highly recommend this rental home who is thinking about trying home away.... you'll never want to stay in a hotel room again!
Absolutely blown away!
I had the pleasure of staying at this magnificently beautiful home for the 4th of July! I was completely blown away, the architecture and interior design was outright amazing. The place was spotless and the decor put you immediately in vacation mode. Just off the shores of the beach is a beautiful reef which you can snorkle and dive. The house amenities are outstanding, with just about any activity you can think of inside and outside (darts, ping pong, kayaks, full home stereo system just to name a few). The view is incredible. The sunset and sunrise will surely take your breath away. The owners and help were so very helpful and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend this home to anybody looking to truly get away!
Thank you Justin!!!!!! We are so happy you enjoyed your trip!
This property by far succeeded my expectations! I have never been to the Bahamas before. It was a girl trip to celebrate my 40th birthday. From the moment we met Eric (caretaker extraordinaire) at the airport to our final goodbyes 8 days later it was heaven! It has been my first vacation that I never wanted to leave the house. The house and property was so inviting that we were more than comfortable being on the beach. From beach combing, snorkeling, kayaking, and just enjoying each others company under the sun, I couldn't ask for more. The house is beautiful!! The tile throughout the home was awesome! Everyone enjoyed a soak in Jacuzzi tubs in each of the master suits. The décor was impeccable. Very tasteful something to be admired. We loved the screen enclosed deck which is huge, a great place to drink your morning coffee, enjoy a meal, and watch the amazing sunsets in the evening. It was nice for Alaskan girls that the weather wasn't too hot, 85 degrees was just right! Some came home with a nice bohemian glow where others came home a bit red. One of the best features of the island was how nice and hospitable the locals were. Never knowing what to expect when you travel it is always nice to meet and visit with great people who you can share stories with!! Totally helps make the trip unforgettable! Eric, Erica, Country (Derek), and Timmy made my birthday awesome. Timmy showed us how to clean conch shells, remove the meat, and get ready to transport home. Eric, Erica, and Country made the most amazing bohemian style meal, from fresh conch salad, peas and rice, snapper, coleslaw, and a wonderful chocolate cake. There was more than enough food to last for days. It was a real treat almost made forget how old I am. I couldn't have asked for a better place or better people to spend my vacation with!! I am truly blessed to have found this property and to have such a memorable experience that will stay with us Alaskan girls forever! We will always have the adventures of Bootle Bay and the Pineapple house a memory for years to come!
Wow, Im am blessed with a fabulous staff. You made me shed tears of joy. Im so thrilled you love it as much as we do. Best to all you girls and Happy belated.
Lets start from the very beginning... Diane was a pleasure to deal with. She was very responsive and informative, and made sure that every detail we would need pre-/post-arrival was covered. All we had to do was to let her know when we would be arriving.
This brings us to Eric. He met us at the port and drove us first to the supermarket, then to the house. He pointed out various sites along the way and told us a little bit about the island. He also rented a car to us which was waiting at the house when we arrived. Next, Eric brought us into the house and walked us through, explaining anything that wasn't obvious and answering questions along the way. He showed us the whole house and said that if there were any issues, we could contact him and he would be right over. He lives a short walk away, but fortunately, we did not need his services.
The porch spans the entire length of the house and has a 180 degree of the ocean, which is probably no more than 30 yards away from the house. We had breakfast and dinner on the porch and it was marvelous. Listening to the waves come in is very soothing and relaxing, which explains those awesome post-lunch naps I ended up taking on the lounge chairs. The porch is completely enclosed with a very fine mesh screen (floor to ceiling) which is a Godsend against the bugs, but almost invisible when looking out to the ocean. It's also situated so that there is always shade there and the breeze keeps it nice and cool. Sunsets are easier to view then sunrises, but both are equally as enjoyable.
The beach itself is great. The best part is that it's all yours and there is no one there to disturb you. It's a little rocky at the shore line but there is plenty of sand to play in, and once you get in the water, you are literally swimming with the fish. We saw a great number of little fish swimming around. Nothing bigger than your hand, but it was still fun to see them dart around. The water was crystal clear and warm and the constant island breeze was very pleasant when you get out and the sun starts to warm you up.
We had lunch/dinner at Old Bahama Bay (~5 mi. away). Once you tell them you are there to eat, they are more than happy to let you in. We took Bayshore Road on our trips back and caught the local fishermen preparing fresh conch right on the shore.
Overall, this is a great house in a great location managed by great people. Absolutely no complaints or regrets. Do yourself a favor and rent this house.
Wow Leon, you are making me miss our home! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Due to the value of time and reserving your dates the minimum deposit of twenty percent will be happily refunded, if we can reserve the dates cancelled, with no exception. If you cancel with in a month of your arrival date refunds will be given if we can re reserve your dates. Because of the popularity of the property we have many inquiries and have to turn them away because of your reservation. There is a 30 non cancelation policy with zero refund unless we are able to get someone to reserve your dates. The final balance is due 1 month prior to your arrival. There will be a $50.00 fee that will be added to the balance each day it is received after due date. If the unfortunate case that something happens and you are unable to keep your vacation dates and the full sum has already been paid and we are unable to fill those dates, we will do our best to reshedule your vacation, however we would be unable to hold your dates, it most likely would have to be very impromptu. A $250.00 rescheduling fee will be expected upon your arrival.