|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Welcome to our Beachfront Bahamas Condos!
We love the Bahamas and enjoy our time there. When our apartment is empty, we offer it for rental to people who we hope will enjoy it as much as we do!
Our names are Liz & Don. We are the long time owners of unit #1503 VRBO 35737.
Please read our online reviews for units 1603, 1605 and 1503 (search Liz and Don Coral Beach) to see what our valued guests' experience has been! We take great pleasure and care in providing a clean and comfortable vacation rental to nice people. We enjoy getting to know each of our guests and we have established a friendship with many repeat guests!
1603/1605 is the unit that we have always wanted to own!! When it came up for sale we had to grab it! This property is unique at Coral Beach because it is two units that are rented together. They perfectly complement each other and offer double the space!
We have made several improvements since we bought it. It is the perfect location on the top floor of building one, facing the ocean. It features two large terraces. It also has a smaller balcony with a bistro table that's perfect for coffee or cocktails.
We are Liz & Don. Don has been coming to Coral Beach since his parents bought there in the 1970's! Liz & Don bought #1503 in 2006 and love the Coral Beach and Grand Bahama Island community.
Liz & Don purchased this condo in 2012
When this property came up for sale, we had to buy it because it is a rare gem. There are very few like this at Coral Beach. It is on the 6th floor of building one. The two adjoining units are abutted by large terraces on each end. which is a rarity. Plus, it is the top floor of our building. The view is gorgeous from all directions!
The previous owners had the intention of making this one unit but didn't complete the renovation. Our condo is configured as separate studios that rent as one unit, separated by a 'hotel' type door. The ocean facing unit is #1605. It offers a king bed and a overstuffed futon. #1603 has an ocean view and a large western facing deck. It offers a few feet of extra space; it has a queen bed and sleeper sofa and a chaise sleep chair.
We stayed at Don and Liz's from 12-31-2016 through 1-5-2017 and both rooms were great and met all our needs. We have a 20 year old boy, an 18 year old boy, and an 8 year old girl, so we definitely enjoyed the space of both rooms and used all the sleeping arrangements available. The accommodations were comfortable for all and the views were fantastic. With the 2 older boys, I don't think they could've survived without the wireless internet which worked great. The island is still recovering from the Hurricane, but that worked out for us because the restaurants in the Marketplace were never too crowded so we didn't need reservations. All the staff at the Coral Beach are very friendly. The beach is great and water was perfect for swimming. Nothing like swimming in the ocean on New Years day when you live in Michigan. The food and drinks at the bar/restaurant were very good and probably better than you can get at the Marketplace. The location is very good and we walked down the beach to the Marketplace just about every day. After walking up and down the beach, you could tell which property was Coral Beach because that's where the people were. Some of our recommendations are to use Queenie for cab rides (she took us a number of places and by the end of the trip, seemed like family). We swam with the Dolphins through Unexso and would definitely recommend that. We've done that other places, but this one gave you the most individual time with the dolphins. It was a too windy on the days we were there to snorkel except for the day we had to leave, so I would recommend that if you think about going to Paradise Cove, wait until the day you want to go to see if it's calm enough. I think the snorkeling at the Condo would have been great had we had a calm day to try. Restaurant recommendations in the Marketplace are Cappuccino's , La Parrilla, and Sabor. All were excellent. I would definitely recommend staying at Don and Liz's at the Coral Beach. Our family had a great and memorable vacation.
We recently returned from a 1 week stay at Liz and Don's adjoining 6th floor suites at Coral Beach (Dec 23rd - 29th) and can truly say we absolutely loved it (and yes, the units were exactly as described and pictured). From the fully furnished/decorated suites and their accompanying views, to the laid back and gracious people (locals, residents, and fellow travellers alike), Coral Beach met our whole families needs (a pretty impressive feat for 2 adults and 2 teenagers). While the grounds and buildings still reflected some scars from the only 2 months earlier hurricane, we were so very fortunate that the pool and its adjoining restaurant had just returned to full operation the day we arrived (we drank and ate there copiously every day of our stay:). The white sandy beach and emerald ocean just steps away from the pool and bar were awesome, although the water was a bit sandy/murky for snorkelling - bad on us for not trying the recommended snorkelling spot just a 10 minute walk down the beach. While we spent most of our time hanging by the pool/bar/beach, there were 2 things we did do that we can't say enough about (both big hits with our 15 and 17 year old teenagers); we booked a 4 hour catamaran excursion with Bootleggers Tours (call Tony at 242-646-1051; visit their facebook page to read our review) and attended the Wednesday night fish fry about a 10-15 minute cab ride from Coral Beach (we ate at Outriggers and stayed for the dancing and music videos on the big screen).
We also want to give a shout out to the cast of characters who made our stay so memorable; condo residents Congo Man and Irvine Palacious (island historian, boxing enthusiast, and taxi driver), Congo Man's sister Gerri (also a taxi driver), security staff Marilyn, Katie, and Marco, bartender Nate and bar assistant Shirelle, handy-man and aspiring singer/music maker Logan, and the restaurant's dedicated chef and her magic elves. Not surprisingly, all the other holidayer's we met at Coral Beach - which included numerous condo owners and repeat visitors - were friendly and happy to be there.
This was truly a 5 star, 4 thumbs up vacation for this British Columbia, Canada family!
We got just what we expected and just what we were looking for with our stay in Liz & Don's place at Coral Beach. We had a direct ocean view from the front room, a comfortable king size bed, and a fully equipped kitchen, which we prepared most of our meals in. It was very quiet, and not crowded. We were the only people on the beach at times, which was great. The water is crystal-clear and the beach is super clean. The pool was nice to have too, overlooking the ocean. There is a little on-site restaurant-bar that supplemented our own cooking. The food there is quite good - much better than the touristy options up the beach in Port Lucaya and in the Market. We highly recommend the fish-burgers (fish sandwiches) and any of the curry dishes - delicious.
Logistics-wise, Liz & Don were in immediate communication the couple of times we reached out with questions. We took a cab from the airport to the condo (did not rent a car) - ~20 minute ride/$20, and stopped at the Sands Brewery, just down the road from the Airport. We highly recommend stopping here on the way in - it is the cheapest option to pick up beverages before you get to the condo. Beyond that, there is a Solomon's (akin to an American grocery store) that you could run/walk/take a cab to (2 miles), for all grocery items you may want. We highly recommend staying here, and would stay here again!
We just returned home from our amazing vacation. Our trip was even better than I had imagined. Liz & Don were a pleasure to work with and guided us through our first vrbo experience with ease. The condo was absolutely wonderful. It was just as pictured and described. The view from the terrace alone made the whole trip worthwhile. Wow. The condo was decorated serenely and was a peaceful retreat for our family. We spent most of our time on the beach and in the ocean. I was glad to see the sand toys and beach chairs. We took the cooler down to the palm huts for lunches. Most meals we either cooked in the condo or ate down at the condo bar. We enjoyed drinks every night and loved chatting with the other guests. Shuffle board was a fun surprise. We called Queenie for taxi services. She was a delight and drove us all over the island. Shopping at Solomon's was a neat experience, be aware that the prices are 2-3x of the States. We were SO grateful to have the pack n' play. The reef was stunning to look at. We followed directions when we went snorkeling and found the brain coral! We walked along the shore to Port Lucaya Marketplace a few times. It was fun to shop around. The kids (and adults) really enjoyed feeding the Sharks and eating at Pier One - and I made sure to bring cash, as they've been known to be scandalous with credit cards. Jet skiing with our five and seven year olds was a blast! I look forward to returning next year, if not sooner!!
We have had the unique experience of staying at Don & Liz's, and then due to a previous booking, we had to move down the beach to one of the big hotels. Within minutes of arriving at the hotel, I was wishing I was back at Coral Beach!! It had all the things the big hotel had (pool, private beach with umbrellas, shuffle board & lawn bowling, poolside bar with food) but Coral Beach was quiet and felt like you were staying with friends. We also had fully stocked kitchens to make our own dinners if we wanted to stay in. The rooms were very clean and the kitchens had everything we needed. There were even beach chairs and towels to take down to the beach so we didn't need to pack our own. Don was always a phone call away if we had any questions and they provided us with all the information we needed to fully enjoy our stay on the island. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and it was nice and quiet at night for a great night's rest. We could easily get to the grocery store and restaurants, as well as the sites with usually just a short drive. I would stay here again over any hotel stay. Thank you again Don & Liz!!
This was the ideal place to escape a horrible winter that did not want to end. The location is excellent, the unit above average and the owners' exceptionally easy to deal with. We are not "beach people" but certainly enjoyed Coral Beach and, if at all possible, will return for more fun and relaxation in the sun. Oh! Although we like to explore and find things on our own, it was great to have all of the suggestions that Liz and Don provided.
An easy walk or a quick drive to Port Lucaya. Enjoy Port Lucaya's entertainment, casino, restaurants, shopping and marina. We have also compiled an 'Insider's List' of suggested things to do while on Grand Bahama, which we provide to all of our guests!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 2 2016 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Please contact us for additional information. We are willing in certain circumstances to waive our minimum stay requests. Thank you!
*for stays of 21 nights or more an additional cleaning fee of $50 per unit is charged by our housekeeper.