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Experience the REAL Bahamas

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:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This darling pink cottage overlooks the scenic torquise blue waters of Tarpum Bay. Experience an authentic taste of Bahamian lifestyle in this quaint friendly fishing village. The weather year round is invitingly warm approximately 70-80's. This cottage is one short block, sixty seconds, from Tarpum...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Holly R
lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Holly, it was my pleasure to have you and Mark visit Culmer Cottage. Thank you for the lovely review and DO come back!

Reviewed 11 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

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Elizabees
lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 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!

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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

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank KaiReef
lynn57, VR Owner at Experience the REAL Bahamas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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

  • 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
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    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...
    2 Full baths
    1 Full
    1 King
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  • Cleaning fee: €66 / 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!
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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