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Ocean Front, Private Swimming Pool with Miles of Sandy Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to The Gardens at Discovery Bay. You will enter the gated community and find 'Due South' right on the ocean full of fresh air and sunshine! The guest house provides the privacy you're looking for complete with 2 full bedrooms (queen size beds) and bathrooms. You will have for your convenience a laundry room, computer room, and fully equipped kitchen. There are views galore at every level, from the patio overlooking lush gardens and white beaches, to upstairs with a balcony the full width of the house. There is a bedroom on the first level with an attached full bathroom. Upstairs the bedroom has access to the balcony and there is another full bathroom on this level too. There are 2 bicycles, a kayak, and snorkel gear to enhance your outdoor fun right at the house. You can easily walk to a local popular attraction called Garden in the Groves. This is a tropical garden complete with a restaurant and wildlife, a really fun place to explore.

Also, a convenient walk on the beach will bring you to Banana Bay, relax there with your favorite beverage and local catch of the day. Transportation is available upon request at a separate charge. There is fun in store any direction you head. Come enjoy our paradise and experience any level of vacation you desire. Relax every single day by watching sunset after sunset, or go go go - your choice! Either way, you will leave refreshed and yearning to return.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

Hi, I'm Lucy and my husband is John Hintz. He is a builder in Roswell, GA and also built our home here at 29 Gardens Drive, Freeport, Grand Bahama. We love spending time in the Bahamas. The minute we land and breathe the fresh air we begin the melt down of relaxation that keeps us energized. We have a large family in the states, full with grandchildren too. So we are always busy. The quiet at Freeport is always welcome. Once you experience this you will know what I mean. We look forward to sharing our paradise with you.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2005

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Freeport

It is a short 2 hour flight from Atlanta to Freeport. This is a shorter commute than any drive to the ocean from here. For us, it takes at least 6 hours to drive to any coast from Roswell. In Freeport, the low key island lifestyle is so different than most of the tourist spots we've visited before. When I tell you the property is picturesque, I mean it. There have been 2 weddings at our place in the past year. The ocean view is spectacular. The pool overlooks the ocean which makes entertaining simple and fun. The white sandy beach, and the crystal clear ocean is the most beautiful to be seen anywhere on earth.


Freeport House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gated secure community, Kitchen fully complete (dishes/cooking utensils/glasses/cups, etc. all), Upper deck, lower patio, and pool overlooks full ocean view facing due south. Local transportation, maid service, Bahamian Chef/ cook available upon request and a additional price quoted upon request.


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Ocean Front, Private Swimming Pool with Miles of Sandy Beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Loved this beautiful house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 enjoyed a perfect week at this house. It's exceptionally private (no neighbors!) but feels safe and secure. The house is next to a public beach access so you will see people coming to walk their dogs (no one seems to stay long). Even thought it's 2 bedrooms, our 3 kids were comfortable in one room on airbeds that are provided. It was very enjoyable to walk to Banana Bay for lunch and then back to the house for more relaxation. Lucy was an easy, gracious host even allowing us to stay a day longer when our flight was canceled!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it was a pleasure sharing our piece of "Paradise" with you all!
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We really enjoyed it.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at Due South. The house you stay in is the taller of the two structures in the picture. It sits behind the Owner's house, but offset a little so it has a view of the beach from the upper deck and lower bedroom. The pool is closest to the beach, between the Owner's house and the ocean. You walk around the side of the main house to get to the pool in front of the main house. We were very comfortable in the house with our family of four. There are two beds and our son slept on an air mattress (there are two in the upper bedroom closet and an included electric air pump) and was very comfortable. The house is very clean, comfortable, and well maintained. The weather was uncooperative the week we were there - quite windy most of the time - so we were unable to do some of the things we were hoping to do - diving, snorkeling, beach camp fire - and we didn't use the pool much either due to the wind and cooler weather. But we made the most of it and enjoyed our stay. We were able to do a little kayaking and biking (there is one double kayak and two bikes at the property). Banana Bay restaurant was great - close by, good drinks and food. We kayaked there, walked there, rode bikes there, and drove there - all very fun. Lots of good walking on the beach. Very few people around - the beach is public so there were occasionally people walking by, but not many. The internet and satellite tv service for evening watching were not always reliable. Colyn, the Property Manager is very friendly and helpful. And we were able to meet John and Lucy, the owners - both very friendly and welcoming. Thanks for sharing your property with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks here over Christmas 2017. We had the most relaxing time, the beach was quiet and beautiful. It was home away from home, from being able to bbq, cook our dinners and enjoy nice bonfires in the evenings. The house was clean and very comfortable. Colin the care taker of the home was very friendly and helpful. We arrived at the house late and Colin waited and was there to greet us and let us in to the house. The top balcony was great for star gazing in the evenings and we even saw a comet!

The kitchen was well equipped with all the cooking utensils we possibly needed. The bathrooms were nice and spacious as were the bedrooms.

The swimming pool was clean and there is a nice balcony area to sit at in front of the pool and just gaze out over the ocean. The fire wood ready for the fire pit, and my husband literally said at least 4 to 6 times a day WOW when looking at the view.

We would stay here again anytime Thanks Lucy for sharing your home!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for making the decision to vacation at our “Paradise”. We’re so delighted that you enjoyed your stay! You were terrific guests, so curious and appreciative. Please do come again! Kind Regards Always!
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Our stay on Grand Bahama Island

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time visiting Grand Bahama. Your home is beautiful. The guest house is spacious and clean. I love the layout and the view is spectacular.

We spent a lot of time sitting in the back by the pool and walking the beach. The beach is beautiful! You truly have a little piece of paradise.

My husband is retired from construction. He worked in concrete construction for commercial and residential. We could see all the thought and detail that went into constructing your home. Beautiful job!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for visiting and please come again!
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Relaxing oasis-- perfect for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was fantastic! The photos don't do this place justice. The calm was the perfect holiday getaway to escape the stress of everyday life. Beautiful sunrise walks on the beach, a morning dip in the pool, lazy days on the beach or at Lucayan National Park, scenic sunset kayak rides, and nighttime fires... we had an amazing week! The house was clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. We had an incredible week of family bonding time, and we highly appreciated Colyn's hospitality. If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful place to spend a few days, this is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely AMAZING! Even better than pics could portray.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to get away. Our family was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful guesthouse, cold beer, water and wine in fridge when we arrived. We all enjoyed having the local mobile phone, the US phone, computer, kayak, snorkeling off the private beach, and swimming in private pool overlooking the crystal clear waters. The beach was beautiful, we spent a lot of time walking and floating in the ocean. The balcony was amazing and we had everything we could need in supplies. Colyn, the caretaker, was helpful and pleasant. I would fully recommend "Due South" if you want higher end amenities and privacy. Quick 10 min drive to grocery store and Lucayan Marketplace. Thank you John and Lucy. We have several friends who were amazed by our pics and interested in visiting your wonderful property.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Kayak, bicycles, snorkel gear, and beach towels on property for use. Popular Garden in the Groves less than 1 mile away (walking distance). The Rand and The Lucayan National Park near by.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200

$500/nt or $2500/wk
$2500/wk, $500/dy with a 3 day minimum;
Holiday Rate: $4000/wk between December 22 and January 5;
Security Deposit: $500.00 plus a $200.00 cleaning fee required;
Until confirmed, all rates are subject to change without notice;
Payment: PayPal or personal check only;
*If there is a returned personal check a $100.00 fee will apply*;

Dates available: Year Round

All rates are subject to change without notice until reservation is confirmed. A $500.00 refundable deposit + the $200 cleaning fee is due up front in order to reserve the dates requested. The remaining rent is due 1 week prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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