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STARFISH - Waterfront w/ PooL, Eleuthera, Bahamas

Starfish Cottage, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Starfish Cottage, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Starfish Cottage, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Starfish Cottage, waterfront cottage
Starish Cottage, driftwood bed, lending library & Wifi free
Our dock and waterfront on the cove
Our Dock, multi purpose entries with stairs, steps and secret spots to enjoy
Gregory Town
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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Normienor...
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This was the whole package; we didn't want to leave.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Stayed at Starfish mid March. Amazing and more. We didn't want to leave. Great hosts. Kimy and Terry are the best. Already looking forward to next year. Definitely listen to Kimy in terms of what beach to visit and what to do. Had beaches to ourselves most of the time there. Definitely need a car for most things. Recommend hearty breakfast in cottage. Look for local roadside restaurants and "take-aways" for lunch and dinner. Great meals with local flair. For budgeting purposes, groceries are a little higher than prices in the US. And in restaurants food is also a little pricier than we expected, drinks are $10-12. For dinner ask Kimy where to get the seafood, probably caught that day. Remember to investigate every unnamed road because chances are, there is a great beach at its end. Harbour Island is worth half a day, if that. Check out Bahama coffee rosters, few blocks up from the harbour, run by some really great people. If you want to really slow down, this is your vacation.

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5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Mar 18, 2014
Thank you for allowing us to guide you on your adventures while visiting our beautiful island and home. We were so happy you found the bonefish you were searching for! You have now been dubbed "The Bone Doctor" If you hang around long enough...... you will get a nickname here. We think it is quite fitting.
Glad to know you enjoyed cooking for yourselves in the Starfish and gathering local products such as fresh fish and other necessities nearby. We love to show you how to save a bit here and there with the local cuisine as well as finer dining should you so desire. There is a little bit for everyone here in Eleuthera.
We look forward to your next visit. Please know you are always welcome here with us. Hugs to you.... Norm and Jen. We loved having you! Sunshine & Love from Gregory Town, Eleuthera! Kimy, Terry & Morocco.
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YYT17
Stavanger, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“The real Bahamas experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

A perfect place to stay to experience the REAL BAHAMAS! This little cottage is fully equipped for cooking and comfort. Beautiful grounds and a fantastic view towards the rear of the property. Very safe and well located. I hope to return one day. I would recommend this property and the staff are helpful and friendly!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jo e
cornwall
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Paradise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
3
people found this review helpful

My Husband and I stayed in the Seahorse cottage for 2 weeks. It was everything and more than we could ever imagine! We had such a wonderfully relaxing time in this beautiful cottage, in the amazing surroundings of the cove, Gregory Town and the rest of Eleuthera. Kimy and Terry were fantastic hosts so helpful, laid back and knowledgeable of the area. They were always around if we needed them but never intrusive. The cottage was very tastefully decorated and had everything we needed from utensils to beach towels. We loved using the kayaks to explore the coast, one day we even had turtles bobbing along beside us! We also had such a great time snorkelling most days with so much to see it was a great experience. We explored many different beaches, by either hitch hiking or when we rented a car. I have to say they were all beautiful, clear water and lovely sand - we very rarely did we ever have to share the beach with anyone!! We hitched hiked (which we would never usually do but is so expectable here, locals in fact just pull over and offer a ride if they see you walking!) to one of our favourite beaches Gaulding Cay many times, it is only a 5-8 minute ride from Gregory town. We hired a car from Wallace, who was great and very reasonable; and travelled to each end of the island. We also had a day on Harbour Island - this is also a must. Its a short ferry ride for just $5. We ate as well as at the cottage, our favourites are The Laughing Lizard, Daddy Joes and the Sunset. We bought many types of fish from surfer Pete too to have at the cottage too. It was the most amazing time, our friends at home are now very jealous of our tans!! We would like to thank Kimy and Terry again for be such a great help,, we will see you again soon!! xx

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The ease of everything!! The cottage made our break.
Liked least: Insects
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2013
Thank you for coming to stay with us.
You were such a delight to have in our Seahorse Cottage.
It was obvious by your smiles and relaxed manner that you felt at home....this is what we strive for....to make your vacation effortless.
We miss you, other guests loved you and even the children in the village miss you and ask when you are coming back.
We are so happy that you could spend your vacation time here with us in the beautiful Bahamas.
You fit right in......... We won't even talk about those Tans!!!! WOW!!!
Come home soon.
Sunshine & Love from Gregory Town!
Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Maureenm5...
Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
3
people found this review helpful

The "Edge of the World" Cottages are a rare find. Besides the amazing property and view, the cottages are very well provisioned and comfortable. The property is so well maintained. The landscape is worthy of a botanical garden. Kimy and Terry are so knowledgeable about the area, they never seem to grow tired of describing Eleuthera. They make it so easy. It is almost hard to share this because it's the type of place You would want to stay a secret destination.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: "Tamarind Tree's Porch"
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2013
You were our Spring Break Treasure......... you visit will never be forgotten.
Please come "home" anytime.
We would welcome your return any day.
Sunshine & Love from Gregory Town, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Kimy and Terry
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carikube
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Exactly Right For Budget-Conscious Laid Back Traveler”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This was my second time on the island of Eleuthera. The first I stayed elsewhere, and while anywhere it's 60+ degrees during winter is generally a-ok by me, the overall warmth and friendliness of that proprietor left a little to be wanted. While I didn't feel the need to return to my past accommodations, I did want to do more exploration of the beaches and general beauty of the island. All the reviews below and all the future reviews above will all say the same thing in a million ways: it's a special spot that once you've found you're just going to want to go back.

Kimy and Terry are very friendly and helpful and are clearly excited to share their beautiful perch with folks looking for escape, peace, relaxation etc. During the six days I was there Kimy embarked on a number of home improvement projects...from laying the foundation for a garden shed to upgrading the porch chairs from plastic to wood, she was bubbling with ideas of how to make the whole of the property even more enjoyable than it already was.

I stayed in Tamarind Cottage and it's perfect for 1-2 people. The small kitchen is compact, but you can still put together a delightful meal of fresh seafood and tomatoes from the property's volunteer plants along the shore.

It should be said that if you're not one for a bit of DIY in your vacation, this may not be the best fit for you. You'll still have to make your own bed, no one's going to be delivering cocktails directly to you, the shower's water pressure can be a little waffley. And head's up: make sure you line up a car well in advance of your arrival on the island...you're going to want one.

But if you are looking for a beautiful spot, friendly hosts and a nice home-base for adventures around the island, this is definitely a place to seek out.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The tomatoes. The porches. The pretty.
Liked least: Leaving.
Traveling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2013
We are so happy you came to visit us and escape your busy life / chilly weather. You were an absolute delight to watch each day. Big smile on your happy face...as you were off on your beach adventures, gathering tomatoes, other goodies from the yard for preparation of your daily gourmet meals. Thank you for being our "test guest" with the new chairs. We had so much fun designing them for you and the others that will "perch" on our decks and patios. Please know you are always welcome here with us. You are part of our little island family now. .
Sunshine & Hugs from the Bahamas!
Kimy and Terry
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Wisconsin
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 10, 2013
Thank you for coming into our lives.
We are so blessed to have guests like you join our little "Island family".
It was our pleasure to have you and help guide you along on your journey.
Our home is your home....anytime.
Love and Sunshine from Gregory Town!
Kimy and Terry
*p.s....... WOW! the cottage was so clean when you left.....we were stunned........not even a grain of sand!!
Thank you for the treasures you left from the sea. They are with the collection in the cottage for all to enjoy.
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Beasleyrt
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always a pleasure!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I love to stay at the Starfish.. it is truly paradise found. Kimy and Terry are fabulous hosts. I would recommend any of Kimy's properties. They have kayaks and a lovely view of "heaven" from their deck on the water. The grounds are as lovely as Kimy too!
There are many adventures to be had on Eleuthera. :)

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Friendly hosts!!!
Liked least: Not a thing!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Nov 9, 2012
You two have been adopted ! We have loved each and every visit you have made to our property. You have stayed in the Starfish, Seahorse and the Tamarind Tree cottages, enjoying each one and its unique qualities. We are so happy to know that the dock, kayaks and our properties are so loved by you that you have brought and sent other friends here to us. Thank you for sharing us!
Hurry home.........we'll leave the light on!
Sunshine and Love from Eleuthera!
Terry and Kimy
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