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House facing Lord Street
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9 reviews
House facing Lord Street
Culmer Cottage facing the sea
A view of Tarpum Bay from the fish dock
view from bedroom at Culmer Cottage
living room
living room, dining table, stairs, love seat
kitchen faces the sea
queen bedroom airconditioned
smaller  double bedroom
My caretaker, Kervin Culmer who can take you fishing!
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Overview
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera, Out Islands, Bahamas
Culmer Cottage is located in the middle of a small Bahamian settlement on the beautiful out island of Eleuthera, the Bahamas. Tarpum Bay is a fishing village located nearly in the middle of this long narrow island. The sea is clear, the snorkeling fantastic, fishing of all kinds is available. My cottage sleeps four comfortably with a queen sized bed in one bedroom and a double in the second. Both bedrooms have sea views. and a deck to enjoy sunsets. There are two bathrooms; one on each floor. The cottage is fully equipped and easy to maintain. Laundry facilities are included. There is a houskeeper who can cater food, and her husband is a charter fisher and my caretaker.
We are 1/2 block up from the sea so the sand fleas don't bother you. Island breezes cool the house,The fish dock with fresh catch is a block away. Enjoy ocean vie...
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Listing #FKN3167997
About the Owner
Lynn L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was our 4th vacation rental on Eleuthera and one of the best. Culmer Cottage is very clean, comfortable, updated, and has all the conveniences we needed. We loved the artwork in each room and integrated into the house itself. We did not turn on...More

Thank Elizabees
lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Elizabeth, thank you so much for this complete reviews . You are experienced visitors to the island, so readers should realize you know what you are talking about! Please come back!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

If you looking for an opportunity to have a slice of what the Bahamas are like without the full explosion of commercialism, this is the place. A great example of how Bahamians live, with the feel of a quaint true fishing village. Tarpum Bay was...More

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lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you so much. I believe you captured life in Culmer Cottage in a Bahamian settlement perfectly. It's hard to describe the benefits of interacting with local residents and getting a slice of a quiet, beautiful island life. You are right, this is not a...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great location and easy to access interesting spots on the island. Village people were friendly, helpful and area was safe but allowed a view of real Bahamian life. Cottage overlooked Tarpum Bay and was well-equiped to meet all of our needs. We enjoyed having the...More

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lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you so much. I am happy you chose to experience a bit of the real Bahamas. Eleuthera and its people are very special. I am glad you are returning.

Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 11:00 AM
    Check out: 2:00 PM
Please treat my cottage as your own. Keep shoes off the furniture and hang up wet towels and bathing suits on the line. Make sure you do not leave uncovered food on the counters...
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Bathrooms
    2 Full baths
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 King
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AU$203
USD 150
AU$237
USD 175
AU$1,151
USD 850
AU$4,401
USD 3,250
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Fees
  • Cleaning fee: AU$102 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Culmer Cottage is in the Bahamian settlement of Tarpum Bay. The cottage is on a hill overlooking the Caribbean which is 1/2 block away. The fish dock where the island's best fishermen bring in daily catch is one block from the cottage. Grocery, restaurants are within walking distance. Tarpum Bay is well located for trips to the Glass Bridge, Surfer's Beach in the north, and beautiful Lighthouse Beach and the interesting Island School in the south. Bone and deep sea fishing are available. The Eleuthera Arts and Cultural Center, two blocks away, is always a hub of activity. There are classes, speakers, festivals, dances and other special events on a regular basis. The park and monthly fish frys are a short stroll away. There is wonderful and safe swimming and snorkling just dow... more
Getting around
Unfortunately if you want to see all parts of the island a car is necessary. There are no bike rentals or public transportation. Cars are rented by individuals, Avis, Hertz, et. al. do not exist on Eleuthera. The roads to the beaches are rough and often two tracks, but if you are careful you can reach all of them in a regular car. I have never rented a four wheel drive and I have not missed a beach!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Rock Sound (RSD): 9.0 km
Ferry: Governor's Harbor Fast Ferry: 45.0 km
Best is to fly through Nassau into Rock Sound Aurport (RSD) which is only six miles from the house. Governors Harbor is 40 miles, and N Eleuthera airport is 85. Taxis are expensive on Eleuthera! NEL airport is probably $150+ one way, for example. I can arrange a rental car for you. Culmer Cottage is located one block east of Queens Highway on the corner of Lord And Adelaide Streets. Tarpum Bay is so friendly, you can ask anyone where Miss Lynn lives and they will direct you. Turn left out of the airport road and travel north into Tarpum Bay. ALL DRIVING IS ON THE LEFT!!
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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