2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1500sqft modern condo in Taino Beach/ Port Lucaya area
About Gavin Stretton
My name is Gavin. I, along with my wife Sarah, manage the property. We have two children of 11 and 8 years old. Lucaya Gardens is our family business built condo. I have been involved in the project from conception to finish. I have literally shed blood, sweat and tears into it and am very proud of our achievement. I spent 18 months working on the project before my family joined me which was tough but it has all been worth it as we now also live in the building.
Why Gavin Stretton chose Bell Channel Bay
We first came to Grand Bahama Island in 2004 on a cruise following a week spent in Disney Orlando FL. We were only on the island for a day but we immediately knew that this was where we wanted to live. Year round sun, beautiful oceans and so much to do sold us on the spot! My father-in-law and I came the following year to see what properties were available and we know that Port Lucaya and Taino Beach were by far the best spots for a vacation so it was here or nowhere!! We were fortunate to acquire the lot on Jennings Place, some 6 months after our trip. The rest....is history!
What makes this Condo unique
Perfectly located with all the amenities available around us.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Me and my sons ran the boat over and stayed for 3 night the floating dock was perfect, Gavin was great and everything was better than expected. I have stayed in many locations in the Bahamas and most are lacking in quality and cleanliness, Gavin keeps this place super clean and organized we will definitely be going back soon.
Thank you to you and the guys, you left the place in great shape and we will be happy to have you back again any time.
Great house, perfect location, excellent host
House is amazing, location is perfect! Ferry to market is only a short walk away so no need to rent a car. Private pool next to the channel is wonderful. Fully stocked kitchen makes cooking in easy. Short walk to great beach and good restaurant. We will definitely book this house again!
The Yellow House we Love
Gavin and his family were lovely host. They were very accommodating and great at communication. The location is perfect especially because of the pool and the dock. We brought our 35’ marlin over and fished everyday while keeping the boat safely at the house. Ice, fuel and customs so close to the house and easy access to open waterways. We will be back in July, and look forward to returning to what we all to us the “yellow house “
Thank you Gavin for your hospitality and for making my aunts 60th birthday so special! We can’t wait to return.
Beautiful Condo that feels more like a private house
We came into the property after a long hard boat ride over and when we saw the beautiful big yellow condo it made the long day worth the travel over! It is beautiful and had everything we needed for a fun family trip. Sarah was on site and greeted us and was very accomodating to any of our needs.
I don't believe there was anyone staying on the property as guests. We never saw anyone else but Sarah. That was kind of nice although we don't mind making new friends!
The boat dock area was nice and Sarah made sure we had a hose and fresh water to rinse the boat off each day. There was also an electrical hookup if needed with an extension cord. The pool was a nice temperature and within 20 feet of the door to the condo.
The condo itself was open and spacious and had a cool modern feel but still it was cozy. Bathrooms were big and spacious as well.
The one small thing I would say is there was no local TV stations. However we were able to stream a major news feed from the states. And we could get our Netflix so it was all good.
We brought food over so we used the kitchen for every meal. I had everything I needed for cooking. It would be great to have a gas grill for cooking outside since it was so nice out. There was a small charcoal grill but we didnt have any charcoal. Although I'm sure Sarah would have helped us out in getting some.
Overall our stay was fantastic! If we ever find our way to Lucaya we will definitely stay here again!
Thank you Sarah and Gavin!
Great place for a family vacay!!!
Just spent an amazing 4 nights at this gorgeous place and could not have been more impressed! Gavin and Sarah were so helpful in guiding us through our stay. Their recommendations for excursions , restaurants etc were spot on and Gavin even took us to an awesome cliff jumping spot that the kids loved! The unit is spacious, immaculate, and tastefully decorated. The pictures don’t do it justice - beautiful high ceilings and top quality construction is obvious throughout. The private pool is surrounded by lush landscaping and there is even a brand new dock that is a great sunbathing spot. We highly recommend this amazing place !!
Great spot for a fishing trip!
This condo is the perfect spot for a fishing trip. Just steps out of the back door to the dock, pool and fish cleaning table. Marina is right across the waterway for fuel and ice. Unit was beautifully furnished and the kitchen nicely equipped with everything needed to cook up a great meal. Gavin went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. We look forward to our next visit!
Nearby amenities include Taino Beach Resort which has a public restaurant and bar which are on the beachfront. Part of the same resort group Flamingo Bay Hotel is situated opposite where there is a ferry to Port Lucaya (the main tourist hub) that runs 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. on the hour every hour. Bahamas Adventure is also just a 2 minute walk away where you can spend an all inclusive beach day with kayaks, paddle boards and ocean trampoline are just a few of the activities on offer with full restaurant/bar and music. Wednesday night is Fish Fry night at Smith's Point which is just 1 mile (approx 15 mins walk) to Taino public beach, where great food, music and dancing are the dish of the day!!
Unexso Dolphin Experience and dive center is located right at the dock of the ferry stop in Port Lucaya.
The main outlet from Bell Channel to the ocean is just around the corner from Lucaya Gardens so if you want to travel on your own vessel then you could be out fishing or snorkeling within minutes.
Port Lucaya is just a few minutes on the ferry where you will find the main marina and the Port Lucaya Market Place square with live entertainment. Surrounded by bars and restaurants of all types of cuisine, it is the perfect location for a fun filled evening. Late night shopping and the Treasure Bay Casino complete the entertainment package.
Garden of the Groves, a lovely botanical garden with a great restaurant and guided tours around the gardens, is just 5 miles away.
Gold Rock national park and beach is a 20 minute drive, here you will find the underwater cave system, Gold Rock beach and the mangroves where you can take a guided kayak tour.
Paradise Cove beach is where you will find 'Deadman's Reef' the perfect place to go snorkeling at all levels, complete with beach bar/restaurant on site just 40 mins west of Lucaya Gardens
A large supermarket providing all groceries and supplies just 2.5 miles away.