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Barry & Diane Matsas

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek

Paradise Found - Two Bedroom/Two Bath Oceanfront Townhouse

61 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

New Providence Townhome Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Paradise is truly Found at this oceanfront townhouse with breathtaking views of the ocean. Nestled along the east coast of Nassau, this peaceful vacation spot is away from the hustle and bustle of it all. This 1,500 square foot 2 bedroom/2 bath townhouse sleeps six comfortably with an open living floor plan. Relax or dine on a spacious balcony or patio with steps leading into the crystal clear ocean. Paradise Found is ideal for those who enjoy snorkeling or want to try their luck at fishing.

It also includes High Speed Wireless Internet Access and a Laundry Room with Full Size Washer and Dryer.

Enjoy your morning coffee while the sun rises from your balcony. Within walking distance to a sandy beach, only a few minutes drive to the local supermarket and 15 minutes to Atlantis Paradise Island and Downtown.

Fish from the steps or snorkel in crystal clear waters, all in front of “Paradise Found”.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barry & Diane Matsas (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek

About Barry & Diane Matsas

Barry & Diane welcome you to Paradise Found. Barry originally from Cyprus and Diane, Bahamian born have been enjoying Home Away visitors with open arms for the past year.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Why Barry & Diane Matsas chose New Providence

Water front, private, quiet and peaceful. Paradise Found really is your own Paradise.

What makes this townhome unique

Only a short drive from downtown Nassau and Paradise Island, yet you can still fish, swim and snorkel right from your downstairs patio.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We came to scuba dive. We were not disappointed with 2 wall dives and 2 wrecks. Paradise Found's location with steps into the ocean is spectacular. The accommodations had everything we needed to make our stay effortless. We did not have to call for anything, everything was provided and this includes for our 18 month old grandson. Barry's advice on where to dine was perfect. When we ate in we enjoyed the limes and basil from the garden. Paradise Found was truly Paradise Found. The view spectacular. A great set up for 2 families. The kitchen is really well stocked, we especially appreciate the Tupperware (( plastic containers ). Great for families with a young child complete with high chair and pack n' play.
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Reviews

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based on 61 traveler reviews

Paradise Found - Two Bedroom/Two Bath Oceanfront Townhouse
average rating of 4.967213 based on 69 reviews
5

Right on The Water!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at Paradise Found. The townhouse was spotless and Barry and Diane were wonderful hosts! Felt very safe in the nice, quiet neighborhood. Grocery store was very close and easy to get to. Got to tour Barry's garden and pick fresh limes! Had a wonderful time and would rent this townhouse again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you were so pleased with Paradise Found and hope you will visit us again. Regards, Barry & Diane
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5

excellent, clean, quiet beach home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got home from vacationing at Paradise Found. If you are looking for a quiet, safe, clean house that is literally 6 steps from the caribbean, then this is the place for you.

This is our 3rd trip to New Providence Island in the last year, each time using a different VRBO rental. By far, this one was the best. To our surprise, the house was actually better than the pictures depicted. It was quite clean and spacious and had everything we needed for a quiet, relaxing vacation. The provided soaps, towels (more than enough), beach lounges, paper products, and even sugar (and splenda!) was a pleasant surprise. The gas grill was on the upstairs porch to cook out on. There was a day bed in the living room for relaxing during the evening, and another bench/couch to nap on during the day. The washer/dryer (with detergent provided) was handy so as not to have to pack as many clothes for the week. There was even 5 gallon jugs of drinking water ready for us to use. For the sea, there were plenty of floats and the patio steps went directly into a sandy bottom.

The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood, but it felt even safer being connected to Barry and Diane's residence. However, we felt like we had the place to ourselves as the patios and lounge areas are very private. The upstairs porch felt like you were sitting right over the water. It was nice to get a courtesy call from Diane the 2nd day to see if we needed anything. I had read the reviews about Barry's garden, and it was very interesting seeing the fruit trees and smelling the fresh lemon grass and "Old spice tree". The highlights, though, were eating a "soppadillo" fruit right off the tree, and the fresh bananas he had waiting for us upon arrival.

Our idea of a "hectic" vacation is getting up, having coffee, and laying out in the sun or snorkling. This met all criteria. We saw a dolpin, stingrays, trigger fish, jacks, and other tropical fish and never had to go more that 15 feet from the back door!

Barry and Diane were excellent hosts and this vacation rental is definitely highly recommended and is a 5 star.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review so full of great information for our future guests. We are so glad you enjoyed the townhouse and your vacation. We try to do our best to make it comfortable for our guests but the view over the ocean and the sunrise in the morning are something that makes it really special. We enjoy sharing our garden and coconuts with our guests. Thanks again and hopefully you will be back in the future. Regards, Barry & Diane
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5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about the house and can't emphasize enough how wonderful Barry & Diane as hosts and people. The house was located literally on the ocean and had incredible views. Not only was the layout of the house perfect, it was exceptionally clean with thoughtful touches along the throughout. There are plenty of board games for all ages, all the basic day-to-day necessities such as pots/pans, spices, cutlery, towels, coolers and more - we wanted for nothing.

Barry and Diane were extremely helpful with any questions we had about the house and/or the location. Whenever we saw them they were kind, a pleasure to chat with and not at all obtrusive - they respected out privacy and that we were on vacation.

We highly recommend Paradise Found to anyone visiting the Bahamas.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the townhouse and your vacation. We try to do our best to make it comfortable for our guests. Thanks again and hopefully you will be back in the future. Regards, Barry & Diane
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second visit to Paradise Found and we have already reserved for next year. Not only is the location outstanding...but the overall cleanliness of this townhouse is superb. Barry and Diane are so welcoming and kind and immediately make you feel right at home at this little piece of Heaven! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We do VRBO often and this was one of the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

I am a travel agent, but instead of staying in hotels where you can either watch TV or sleep, we usually prefer going the VRBO route, and once again, our family was not disappointed! So many times I have heard clients say "the room isn't important, we don't spend much time there", but I suggest that the room/home IS important!

Barry and Diane's Paradise Found exceeded our expectations! Each morning we enjoyed coffee and breakfast on the deck and enjoyed the spectacular views and made friends with the sting ray that made his home near the patio. Our son is a photographer so he was up early every day to catch the sunsets and was extremely happy with all that he was capturing through his lens. Each evening we would arrive back after a long day out, tired, so again it was relaxing to spend the last few hours of the day enjoying dinner on porch and watching our friend, Ray. He entertained us for hours. We ended each night around the table playing games and it was the most fun we've had in a while.

It's hard to be on the go all the time so we enjoy spending a day relaxing, chilling, doing nothing but enjoying a slow day, but that day was more eventful than all the others. Barry took us to his tropical garden where he grows mangos, pomegranate, coconuts, herbs of all kinds, lemons, limes and grapefruit, papaya, green beans...and so much more! He gave us some of the fruits of his labor BUT THEN the most excellent part? He gave us a lesson on coconuts, sliced open some coconuts with his machete, and we each enjoyed fresh coconut milk and had great time!! These are the kinds of experiences you don't get from a hotel! Our kids (young adults) admitted this was one of the best Christmases we've had in a long time; instead of exchanging gifts, we traveled...and loved it!

On the "slow day" we also decided to snorkel. From the patio, we stepped down the stairs into shallow sandy waters and swam in 2-3' of gorgeous waters for hours on end and discovered all sorts of stunning sea life, even met an eel that made its home 20' from our patio. My son screamed...yes, while snorkeling ;-) He had never seen one so he was quite startled, but enjoyed every minute of the thrill!

We love to travel and see new places so we rarely return to the same place twice, but would we return to Paradise Found if we were creatures of habit? Absolutely! This is a place you could do year after year.

Pros: Internet, grocery stores, local private beach, safe neighborhood. No cons.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the excellent review so full of great information for our future guests. We are so glad you enjoyed the townhouse and your vacation. We try to do our best to make it comfortable for our guests but the view over the ocean and the sunrise in the morning are something that makes it really special. We enjoy sharing our garden and coconuts with our guests. Thanks again and hopefully you will be back in the future. Regards, Barry & Diane
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5

I loved being right in the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a very nice neighborhood has two levels. The upper level has a well appointed kitchen, including spices, sugar, cooking oil, and everything you need to cook if you choose to. There is a combination living/dining room, bath and bedroom. There is a laundry and bedroom downstairs. The home is very clean. The best part is two decks/patios right on the ocean. Our mornings and evenings were spent there. Very delightful. The owner, Barry, has a private garden that he shares, and our first day we picked fresh lemons, limes, spices, beans , and other assorted goods.

We had everything we needed. The drive along the ocean to downtown is very lovely. Paradise island casino was fun for a few hours. There are beautiful beaches, some nice restaurants, and the most beautiful water as anywhere in the world.

Barry and Diane are kind, amicable, and very attentive.

Wonderful visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay at Paradise Found and for the wonderful review so full of great information for future guests. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back at Paradise Found again someday. Regards, Barry & Diane
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nassau International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Luciano's
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Downtown to Atlantis Paradise Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Paradise Island
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
East Villa and Poop Deck
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Yamacraw Beach
Car: recommended

Nearby Places and Activities:

Nearest Airport: Nassau International Airport

Nearest Beach: Yamacraw Beach

Nearest Bar: Luciano's

Nearest Golf: Paradise Island

Nearest Restaurant: East Villa and Poop Deck

Paradise is truly Found at this oceanfront townhouse with breathtaking views of the ocean. Nestled along the east coast of Nassau, this peaceful vacation spot is away from the hustle and bustle of it all. Only a few minutes drive away from grocery shopping and about 15 minutes from downtown and Paradise Island where you could choose from any type of restaurants and attractions as well as a swim at Cabbage Beach one of the most beautiful and Pristine in the world.

There is a Five Star, world famous resort called Atlantis, located on the very popular Paradise Island. Visit the restaurants and shops at Marina Village, tennis, swim with the dolphins or participate in various tourist sea excursions. Tourists can buy a day pass for $136 per adult and $90 per child and be able to enjoy all of its facilities including the Water Theme Park, slides, underwater aquariums and gorgeous beaches.

A visit to Blue Lagoon Island is highly recommended where you can pat the Sea Lions and swim with the Dolphins.Guests can spend a whole or half day on the beach on this excursion.

If your looking for things to do in Nassau, forget it, leave the hustle and bustle behind and come to Rose Island! Spend the day snorkeling and kayaking or lazing on our private beach or in our hammocks. Be a true castaway and partake in the beauty and excitement Sandy Toes has to offer!

There is a full day 'Family Island' trips/excursions on the 'Bohengy Boat' (also called Bahamas Fast Ferries) which takes approximately 2-1/2 hours to travel to family islands like Harbor Island, Eleuthera, where there are more gorgeous, secluded beaches with pink sand.

Please find below 10 suggestions for 'Things To Do In Nassau' as follows:

1. The Straw Market - Start your vacation at Nassau's Straw Market. It's in the middle of town, and it's very popular with visitors.

2. Bay Street - If you're looking for bargains on designer clothing and other luxury items, you'll be delighted with the duty-free prices in Nassau's prime shopping district. Dance your way from store to store, with music from the steel drums at the nearby Straw Market

3. The Pirates Museum for families with kids seem to really enjoy this adventure.

4. Have your wedding or anniversary celebration at one of our gorgeous beaches or one of our Oldest Churches called Christ Church Cathedral in downtown where Prince Harry recently visited.

5. Ardastra Gardens - One mile west of downtown Nassau, you'll find one of the area's most enduring tourist attractions. A conservation center run by people who consider the animals--especially the flamingos--their companions, not pets. The Gardens' must-see attraction is their world-famous Marching Flamingo show which takes place three times daily. As their guide shouts commands, 30 or more flamingos perform in unison. No visit to Nassau is complete without a visit to this quirky site.

6. Fort Charlotte - While you're at Ardastra Gardens, visit nearby Fort Charlotte, the largest and most interesting of Nassau's three colonial forts. It features a waterless moat, a drawbridge, underground passages and even a dungeon. Be sure to look for graffiti etched in the walls by soldiers who were stationed here. Although this 18th-century fort isn't especially beautiful, you'll be glad that you brought your camera for the picture perfect views of Nassau Harbor. Admission to the fort is free, as are the regular guided tours

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7. Queen's Staircase - While you're touring the town, be sure to climb the Queen's Staircase. With one step for each year of Queen Victoria's life, the top of this limestone staircase offers one of the best views of the area. Considered one of the world's top ten outdoor staircases, it's also a short walk from the top to Fort Fincastle, built in 1793. This is another spectacular lookout to capture Nassau's magnificent landscapes in photos.

8. Junkanoo - If you're in Nassau in December, get ready to party at the annual Junkanoo festival.

9.The Flying Cloud, a 57-foot catamaran, sets sail for entertaining and exciting trips around Nassau Harbor. The half-day sail and snorkel adventure lasts about 3-1/2 hours, and features a high-speed sail to Rose Island, where you can swim in the ocean, snorkel a nearby coral reef or just lounge on the beach.

10. Shipwreck Cruises - For the ultimate adventure, hop a boat and sail to a deserted island for lunch, snorkeling, and exploring. Several companies offer exciting planned adventures for adults as well as families, with different destinations and themes. Whether you're interested in a leisurely cruise or a high-speed ride on a world-class powerboat, you'll find a wide range of water adventures waiting for you in Nassau.

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Rates & Availability

Nassau & Paradise Island Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
$226
$1,582
 
 
October Special
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$226
$1,582
 
 
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATE
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,680
$6,200
 
 
Christmas and New Year Weeks
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,792
 
 
Peak Season
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$256
$1,792
$6,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$240
$1,680
$6,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

$300 Refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to check-in.
We accept Paypal payments.

No discounts for holiday weeks : Easter,Thanksgiving,Christmas and New Years.

Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 11 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

New Providence Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking outside only. We also provide a high chair and a pack and play for your baby at paradise found.

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