House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The owner was professional and pleasant.
The caretaker of property was professional knowledgeable about the Island. The home is a beautiful Caribbean secluded gem that sat on a large coral cave. If you’re looking for privacy you got it. I suggest a rental car even thou there is 4 mountain bikes if you’re into sightseeing & restaurants, the whole island is about a 3 hour drive with pit stops but well worth it. And bring water shoes. There is a huge grocery store in the Bluff about 20 min from home. And if you have any questions just ask the locals they are so friendly & lovely.
The house is so lovely and comfortable. Tastefully decorated. Thoughtful little touches like labelling the switches, and detailed instructions for everything you may need. Stunning, clear, mostly calm water. If north Eleuthera is where you want to be, this is the house to rent! (But rent a car with good suspension!)
Great house right on the water in Current. House was very clean and comfortable. Only one private room though. The upstairs is a loft that is open to the whole house. Very clean and well provisioned with all the cooking needs. Karen was very responsive and able to help when we ran out of propane. The landscaping need to be cut back a lot as the trail to the water was grown over. All in all an excellent home in Current and we had such a fun time! Thank you!
Two of us recently spent a week at this property and enjoyed it very much. We thought the house had a really nice feel and character. It was clean, cared for and well equipped. The owner and his caretaker were responsive, accommodating, welcoming, and helpful. I believe they had true concern for our experience, which was absolutely great. It's definitely private and somewhat secluded, which is what we were after and loved, but it is a bit of a drive to any kind of nightlife / restaurant scene. Having said that, the caretaker told us about a small variety store which has apparently opened recently down the road and is run by a local fisherman who sold us some incredibly great fresh Grouper and also had Lobster, Conch, etc. Definitely recommended. The house sits on coral, so there isn't exactly a beach in the usual sense, but there were pockets of sand big enough for lounge chairs which we thought was totally fine. And weather / tide permitting, there is what we thought was a very special, completely private small beach right there - I think it's in the pictures. It was a huge bonus we were able to use a few times but not sure you can totally count on it. Having done a number of vacation rentals, something that stood out was the thoroughness of information / guides / contacts regarding the area and activities. For instance we were able to book a rental car directly through the property's website which made life much easier and was seamless. Also appreciated were the selection of books, games and dvd's. Overall, nothing but good things to say. We had a wonderful vacation and would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
An Amazing Vacation!
I don't often take the time to write reviews, but for our Getaway vacation I am making an exception. Getaway/Eleuthera are amazing! As other reviews have indicated, Getaway is even better than the pictures. Both the house and surrounding property are absolutely lovely ... extremely private but not isolated. There are some vacation homes down the road and Current Settlement (with a small store) is only a 5-10 minute walk . Getaway's shoreline is rocky (versus sand beach) but my kids actually preferred it. Lots of caves/ocean holes to explore! There are sandy patches at low tide and a great beach a short swim/walk away. Snorkeling in front of the cottage and down toward the Northside Beach!
The cottage was nicely decorated, airy and very well equipped. The 4 bikes (which we used every day), kayak, beach towels and BBQ came in very handy. We used both the front and back screened-in areas on a daily basis. Tim was great to deal with (by phone and email) and answered our questions honestly, and on a very timely basis. Karen (Getaway's Caretaker) was also amazing ... very helpful, responsive and a super local resource. Would definitely recommend renting a car (4x4) to explore the area and the rest of the island ... although we liked Current the best! Delicious local take-out food at He-Brews in Upper Bogue (10 minute drive). Fresh bread available in Lower Bogue (5 minute drive). Also recommend hitting a pizza night at the Rainbow Inn Restaurant (20 minute drive). We had a fantastic time fishing and snorkeling with Captain Bruno from Underwood Charters out of Spanish Wells - highly recommended. Grocery shopping at the North Eleuthera Shopping Centre exceeded our expectations. They have a nice selection of produce/dairy and meats.
Overall, a great vacation. We were struck by the friendliness/helpfulness of everyone on Eleuthera. On two occasions we had to stop by the side of the road - once for a bike repair, and another to look at a map - and within minutes locals offered assistance. We are already planning our return to Getaway next year!
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you! We look forward to your return.
A perfect getaway
We had a fantastic secluded stay . The property is beautiful, clean, and looked just like the photos. There was no sand on the beach during our stay, but there was plenty of space on the rocks to enjoy the sun and beautiful sunsets. Tim arranged for our rental car, making our arrival and departure a breeze. This house delivered everything that we hoped that it would and highly recommend it to anyone looking to getaway.
Thank you for picking Getaway. It was a pleasure having you!