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Grotto Bay - Affordable Luxury On A Private Beach!

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studio
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
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At Grotto Bay guests enjoy a serene tropical environment overlooking their own private sandy beach. Our two beachfront studio units, with their sweeping deck, are situated on an extremely scenic, calm bay -- with gorgeous sunsets! Guests can swim, snorkel or paddle board in a calm bay, kayak to nearby uninhabited cays or cast a line out to a fat mutton snapper. Here you’ll find beautiful seclusion, personalized service and luxury accommodations, all at a very affordable rate. Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, shorty wetsuits and fishing hand-lines are all complimentary. The spacious deck connects two identical units (each renting for $145/night) and a fully equipped guest kitchen. The sandy beach is just steps away – with no neighbors in sight. Snorkelers will find a v...At Grotto Bay guests enjoy a serene tropical environment overlooking their own private sandy beach. Our two beachfront studio units, with their sweeping deck, are situated on an extremely scenic, calm bay -- with gorgeous sunsets! Guests can swim, snorkel or paddle board in a calm bay, kayak to nearby uninhabited cays or cast a line out to a fat mutton snapper. Here you’ll find beautiful seclusion, personalized service and luxury accommodations, all at a very affordable rate. Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, shorty wetsuits and fishing hand-lines are all complimentary. The spacious deck connects two identical units (each renting for $145/night) and a fully equipped guest kitchen. The sandy beach is just steps away – with no neighbors in sight. Snorkelers will find a veritable nursery of tropical fish, an occasional turtle and at special times, even some playful dolphins. The Turtle Room and the Triggerfish Room are designed for couples, each with a queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning, TV and DVD player. Each unit also has microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Guests enjoy high quality linens and many of the extras that make a vacation comfortable. The new, complete, open-air kitchen is adjacent to the guest units and is fully equipped for easy meals and drink libations. Each unit has its own private deck area (with ocean view) for lounging and dining. Families and couples traveling together can enjoy getting together for meals or socializing on a central deck area overlooking the beach. We enjoy providing personalized service and can arrange for meal reservations, island transportation, and guides for fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Although Grotto Bay is very secluded, it’s just a short stroll to restaurants, two grocery stores, a liquor store, car rental and gas station.. We welcome children, and our guests have full access to the beach horseshoe pit, single and tandem kayaks and paddle boards. Grotto Bay is a truly unique property with its tropical gardens and sculptures and a three-chambered underground cave system featuring stalactites and stalagmites and five species of bats. Rising from the beautiful grotto are banana palms, papayas and avocado. The first week in June is a special time here. For three days the Long Island Regatta unfolds right off of our beach. Guests can settle into a beach chair, dig their toes in the sand, watch the sailboats line up, and then listen for the gun that starts the races. You’ll have the best seat on the island for watching these Bahamian-built, traditional sailboats, reminiscent of the days when they served as lifelines to other islands. Without a doubt, Long Island is certainly the friendliest of all the Out-Islands, and one of the most beautiful. We’d like to share it with you! More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
Internet Access
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Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first time with Jean and Kris at Grotto Bay and we can’t praise it enough. We had such a wonderful time from start to finish and especially Jean was always there to help us make it a fantastic and personal experience. We...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank boncfoeldi
Jean P, VR Owner at Grotto Bay - Affordable Luxury On A Private Beach!, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

It takes a little effort to get to Long Island, and it's definitely worth it. Guests such as this are experienced travelers looking for a unique adventure.

Reviewed 18 March 2015

Jeanne and Chris were generous hosts and have carved out paradise on Long Island! We can't wait to get back!

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank Lindsay H
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Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

My husband and I usually travel to Long Island with our family and hadn't stayed at Grotto Bay before. This was our first trip to the island without the kids. Jean and Kris were wonderful hosts. Their rooms and beach are beautiful. We loved cooking...More

Date of stay: February 2015
1  Thank Maureen F
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

We just finished 8 days at Grotto Bay ( 4 of us ) and we're delighted in the experience. Jeannie & Kris are wonderful people who were excited to give us advice and set us up with guides - restaurant reservations or whatever else we...More

Date of stay: February 2015
3  Thank HeartBrother
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We instantly fell in love with Grotto Bay! The house and beach are set up beautifully with lots of thought put into layout and decoration. The private beach has umbrellas and palmtrees that offer shade when hanging out in the hammocks or beds. Plenty of...More

Date of stay: March 2014
5  Thank ReneundChristina
About the Owner
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Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2011
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Grotto Bay is located in the settlement of Salt Pond, roughly at the center of the island. The property faces west, the calm side of Long Island, where fishing boats and pleasure boats frequently anchor. In just a few minutes by car, guests can also visit beautiful spots on the opposite side, where the surf is more dramatic. Salt Pond has two of the best grocery stores on the island and is the site of the annual sailing Regatta the first full weekend in June. Guests have a front-row seat to the races and are within walking distance to the Regatta site. Our calm cove is perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding (both are complimentary). Angers can even kayak out to one of our nearby uninhabited cays and throw out a line to fighting bonefish or even catch something tasty for dinner!...
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