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Indigo Seas- Panoramic Ocean View, Secluded Cottage

Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas
  • Cottage1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Cottage, 2-3 Bedrooms, 2-3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Indigo Seas is a tropical, secluded two bedroom, two bathroom cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is a guest house on the property with a third bedroom and bathroom available for rent if you need more space. The basic rental fee covers up to four people staying in the main cottage. There is an additional guest fee of $20 per person per night for the fifth and sixth guests which allows you access to the guest house. The cottage is approximately 250 feet from the water, and elevated by about 70 feet, providing a spectacular, 180 degree, unobstructed view of the ocean.

Situated on Ocean Drive in Rainbow Bay on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, there are many beautiful beaches nearby, including Rainbow Bay Beach on the sheltered 'Caribbean' side of the island. Rainbow Bay Beach is one of the best beaches on the island, is calm and shallow, offers great snorkeling, and provides shaded picnic tables and benches. Indigo Seas is also within walking distance of the Atlantic side beaches Smuggler's Beach, Hidden Beach, Twin Beach and Come & Go Beach, and chances are good that you will have all of them entirely to yourselves. Ocean Drive is a quiet, scenic road that runs parallel to the ocean for several miles, perfect for walking or jogging.

Indigo Seas has front and back decks to enjoy the fantastic, panoramic views of the ocean from James Point in the South to Harbour Island in the North. You can relax on the deck and watch the cruise ships go by. The island is only a half mile wide at this spot, so you have easy access to both the Atlantic and Caribbean sides.

The front door opens onto an open plan kitchen and dining area. Beyond is the living room, connected by french doors to the full width back deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The master bedroom off of the living room has a full view of the ocean and both bedrooms have cross breezes from ample windows on two sides and large ceiling and floor fans. The house is furnished with natural wicker that stands on a varnished plank floor. Large overhead fans accentuate the tray ceilings throughout the house. All your living is contained on one floor with three step access from the driveway to the front deck and front door.

The house is connected to town water and also has a 10,000 gallon rainwater cistern under the deck as a backup water supply. Water outages are not uncommon in the out islands so a backup water supply is essential.

Our central location on Eleuthera provides for convenient sightseeing on this 110 mile long island, and day trips to Lighthouse Beach at the southern tip or Harbour Island and Spanish Wells at the northern tip. Short flights from Miami or Fort Lauderdale in Florida (45 minutes) and Nassau (15 minutes) arrive at Governor's Harbour airport (GHB) 15 minutes to the south, and North Eleuthera airport (ELH) 35 minutes to the north. There is also a ferry available from Nassau. Rental cars or taxis are readily available and our local caretaker can pick you up at either airport, provide you with a rental car, and show you to the house if you wish. Grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, and beverage stores are all within a 5-10 minute drive. The nearby Rainbow Inn has some of the best food on the island, as well as a bar and live music.

Eleuthera is known for it's pristine and deserted pink sand beaches and it's friendly out island charm. Tourists are well received on the island, and there is very little crime, so you can enjoy your stay and explore this historic island with no concerns for safety.

Scroll down to the 'Links to more information' area of this page and have a look at a video tour of the house and our view of the ocean. Don't hesitate to phone or email us with questions, as we love to talk about Eleuthera. We would love to provide suggestions on airlines, car rentals, the best beaches and restaurants, and any other information that you need in planning your vacation on Eleuthera.

Keywords: peaceful, atlantic, overlooking ocean, cottage, view

Owner

Dave

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one hour
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Dave

Retired and spending as much time on Eleuthera as we can. We make our home available when we are not there ourselves.

Dave purchased this Cottage in 2009

Why Dave chose Rainbow Bay

We fell in love with the spectacular view of the Atlantic.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Detached Unit
        1 queen
      • King size bed (1), Queen beds (2), excellent quality sheets. Two large windows and large ceiling fans in each bedroom provide great breezes off of the ocean. Bedrooms have new ductless mini split air conditioners for cool and quiet sleeping, or you can open the windows and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            250 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.
          • Ocean View
            Panoramic, unobstructed view of the ocean from the deck and from nearly every room in the house.

            Meals

              • Guests provide their own meals

                General

                  • Parking Off Street
                    Private driveway.
                  • Air Conditioning
                    Good quality, quiet ductless mini splits in the bedrooms, also good ceiling fans in all rooms, and plenty of screened windows for a nice breeze. Large capacity window unit for cooling the living room.
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Linens Provided
                    Excellent quality sheets.
                  • Living Room
                    Wicker sofa, love seat and chair.
                  • Mobile Phone
                    Provided at no charge, and more minutes can be purchased in most stores. Enables you to have a phone with you while exploring the island. Much less expensive than using your cell phone from home.
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone
                    Land line and cell phone provided.
                  • Towels Provided
                    Large selection of bath and beach towels.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Washing machine, dryer, laundry baskets, clothes line beside house, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.
                  • Wireless Internet
                    High-speed DSL internet with Wifi.

                    Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                        Lots of coffee filters.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Full set of good quality pots and pans, baking dishes, blender.
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Several place settings.
                      • Kitchen
                        Small appliances such as blender, and kitchen utensils provided. Tap water which is safe to drink and bottles of reverse osmosis water with a pump. Selection of spices, dish soap.
                      • Microwave
                      • Pantry Items
                        Good selection of spices and condiments for your use.
                      • Refrigerator
                        Selection of condiments for your use.
                      • Stove
                        Four element stove.
                      • Toaster

                        Dining

                          • Dining
                            Seating for 4 at the table plus 2 at the breakfast nook.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people

                            Entertainment

                              • Books
                                Selection of books describing the beaches, plants, birds, and sea life of Eleuthera. There is a copy of the Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera to help you find the many wonderful beaches on the island.
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Selection of board and card games.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Satellite TV with HBO and other movie channels.
                              • Stereo
                                IPhone dock, speakers for use with music channels available through the satellite TV service.
                              • Television
                                Flat screen TV.
                              • Video Library
                                Selection of DVD movies.

                                Outside

                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Decks on front and back of house with chairs and tables. Deck on the ocean side of the house extends the full width of the house and provides a 180 degree, unobstructed view of the Atlantic.
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                    Native plants garden beside the house and lawn with palms in front.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Propane grill on deck.
                                  • Tennis
                                    Nearby tennis court for Rainbow Bay residents, rackets and balls provided.
                                  • Water Sports Gear
                                    Two sets of snorkel gear, two life vests, two boogie boards. Surfboard rentals nearby.

                                    Suitability

                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                        Attractions

                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • beachcombing
                                              • bird watching
                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • shelling
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • walking

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • snorkeling
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                  • deepsea fishing
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • sound/bay fishing
                                                  • spelunking
                                                  • surfing
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis

                                                    Notes

                                                      • We have tap water which is safe to drink, and also provide large bottles of reverse osmosis water and a pump. There is a 10,000 gallon rainwater cistern as backup to provide water during town water outages. We provide a hair dryer, snorkel gear (2), boogie boards (2), life vests (2), beach chairs/towels, hammock, beach umbrella, soft sided cooler, ice blocks, frosty mugs, insect repellent, sunscreen, flashlights, candles, binoculars, laundry detergent, dish soap, Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera book, detailed island road maps, novels, tennis rackets and balls. If you wish, our caretaker can pick you up at the airport with a rental car for $65 a day and show you to the house. We accept personal checks, bank checks, credit cards, wire transfers, and Paypal in US or Cdn dollars.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        20 Reviews

                                                        Exceptional5/5

                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Cottage has wide open view of the azure Atlantic.

                                                        Brett A.Plainfield, VT

                                                        The cottage was comfortable and breezy. The beds are supportive and the furniture was great for lounging after a day in the sun and sand. The kitchen is very well equipped and the entire place is spotless.

                                                        There are many different types of books to read, DIsh TV, WiFi, and some CD's to play while making dinner or preparing a picnic. Lots of coolers, washer and dryer, clothesline, towels, linens, everything you can think of.

                                                        To be able to hear the waves of the Atlantic while falling asleep with the bedroom windows open is the closest thing to bliss I'll ever find.

                                                        Owners are responsive, helpful, and checked in with us throughout our stay to be sure everything was in order. Mr. Israel Johnson, the caretaker, is as kind a man as you'll ever have the good fortune to meet. We had a wonderful time, this 4th year on this island and Indigo Seas was mostly responsible. :)

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks for the very kind review Brett. So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite the wild weather this past week.

                                                        Fantastic

                                                        Myrna D.

                                                        Cottage was superb and in excellent location. Dave communicated in a very timely manner. Israel, the caretaker definitely attended to all our needs. Will definitely come back and highly recommended.

                                                        Thank you Dave

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to have Israel and Rosemary taking care of our guests.

                                                        Great Family House

                                                        Charlotte C.Hopkinton, NH

                                                        The house was great! Had all amenities for our family. The coolers, water packs, water bottles were perfect for day trips all over the island. The snorkel gear and beach chairs were great too. Having a morning coffee or evening cocktail on the deck was delightful. The house always had a nice breeze blowing through. Daisy came to visit for a bit and my kids were thrilled. Location is good as we wanted to be close to the surfing beach, however the drive at night to and from Governor's Harbour for dinner was longer then we would like.( had young kids) Israel was very responsive to our needs and was terrific with our car rental. Overall, a great house and wonderful vacation on a beautiful island!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks for the kind review. Glad to hear that you had a good stay and that Daisy came by for a visit. For those new to Rainbow Bay, Daisy is the local potcake.

                                                        Aniversary at the beach!

                                                        Tony P.Louisiana

                                                        My wife and I enjoyed our 25th Anniversary in Eleuthera in Feb. at the wonderful Indigo Seas Cottage. (sorry for taking so long to add this review!) From first contact, the owner was wonderful and very helpful. Once we arrived, Israel Johnson and his wife Rosemary, the caretakers, were so gracious and welcoming. He met us at the airport with the rental jeep and showed us to the house. What a view from the back deck! Everything was as advertised and we had a great week. Explored all parts of the island- some areas not so easy to reach, but we gave it a try! Spent one day on Harbour Island strolling the beach and enjoying the town... but mostly stayed on the main island exploring and lounging on the secluded beaches and snorkeling- water was cold, but not so much so that we couldn't enjoy. One day, we never saw another soul on the beach the entire day- heaven! Traveled to and from Governor's Harbour and Tippy's a couple of times- very good and great atmosphere. Highly recommend Eleuthera, and Indigo Seas. It was just 2 of us, but it certainly could accommodate 6 or more with the guest house.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks very much for the kind review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

                                                        More than expected

                                                        Marilyn M.

                                                        We booked while onsite on Eleuthera, we were into the cottage within minutes of finding it online. The owner Dave and his caretaker Johnson are incredible!

                                                        This cottage is outfitted with high quality fixins, the beds, linens, cutlery, cooking utensils, pots and frying pans, even the knives were great. Often some rentals throw in junk, but not the case here.

                                                        Couches comfy for curling up and reading a book or if you must, and I admit we did.....turn on the T.V. High speed internet and WiFi were good. There was also a local cel phone available for our use too.

                                                        Rainbow is a great location and this cottage is a gem. The Atlantic breezes were wonderful, we did not turn on the air conditioning in our bedroom....didn't even consider it.

                                                        The extras of the snorkle gear, beach things and the extras in the house were very helpful.

                                                        We loved the area. And founds some nice eats in J.C too...local foods. We had stayed closer to governerners Harbour in the past but not next time, we will be back to Indigo Seas....

                                                        Thanks Dave for saving our vacation!!!!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks for the kind review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

                                                        Great bungalow by the sea

                                                        Lisa C.

                                                        This was my first time to Eleuthera but my traveling friend had been several times and she introduced me to the "ways of the Island". Eleuthera is NOT for everyone but for those who desire to rest and refresh and go "off grid' for a while, its the best. We could not have been more pleased with our house. Perfect. Everything about it. It is well stocked and just downright cute. The Ocean breeze and the gorgeous sunsets made us say WOW everyday. Our electricity went out a time or two due to a rain storm that came thru but this house is also well stocked with candles and flashlights. It was NO PROBLEM. The grill is great and we used it every night. Israel really is a caretaker, and even brought us fresh homemade bread one day. The house is centrally located to most of the good beaches and we had plenty of beach chairs, coolers and supplies for the makings of a good day on the Caribbean. I would highly recommend this house to anyone. My friend (Daphne) who has stayed in many others -says this is one of the best. Thank you for making my first trip to the Island - to my last!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Eleuthera is not for everyone but I'm glad to hear that it is for you. Thanks for the kind review.

                                                        Location

                                                        Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas

                                                        Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        The basic rental fee covers up to four people staying in the main cottage. There is an additional guest fee of $20 per person per night for the fifth and sixth guests which allows you access to the guest house. Longer term rental discounts available.

                                                        $147avg/night
                                                        20 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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