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Paradise is Not an Illusion

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Bahama Sunset is a beautiful island home set on rugged cliffs overlooking the quiet Caribbean Ocean!

Guests at Bahama Sunset have a view of the crystalline blue-green waters from every window, and each night can watch stunning sunsets glide into the ocean from the wrap-around deck that hangs over the cliffs. You'll find excellent snorkeling and diving a one minute walk down the stone cut steps that bring you to your own private lagoon.

The marine life in our 'lagoon' includes colorful parrot fish, balloon fish, moray eel, grouper, lobster, crab, needle fish, red fans, sea snails, many varieties of coral and all kinds of other beautiful sea life. Eleuthera is a quiet, rural island and the nearby village, Gregory Town, is a sleepy harbor town full of friendly Bahamian natives. The night life at Bahama Sunset includes an orchestra of crickets and the dance of the ocean in the lagoon.

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More Details

Scott Cahoy
Member since: 2001
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Scott,

I’m sad to say that we are home from our trip…which was absolutely perfect! We had never been to Eleuthera before but we fell in love. The place was everything we could have wanted from a vacation rental- kitchen was well stocked for cooking, days and nights are quiet and relaxing, and the view is stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Gregory Town

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon couch/bed in great-room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise is Not an Illusion
average rating of 4.96 based on 63 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

A GREAT escape for anyone who enjoys the natural beauty of the Bahamas. The location alone is worth everything! The local people will treat you like family unpretentious and genuine. the lagoon is full of surprises. The sunsets are unforgetable. The beaches are a dream. The house is all you need to relax and renew your spirits. Great work Scott and Wendy and phillip! This has been a highlight of our familys travels!! p.s get fresh fish from the local fishermen it's the BEST!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2007
  • Stayed: January 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is amazing! Way batter than the pictures can describe. The views are breathtaking. Phillip, the caretaker is a lovely breathe of fresh air. When you want to relax and find some peace and quiet... this is the place to be. Dolphins, sea turtles just to name a few friends you will encounter while you are here, that will never hurt your feelings!! ;) can’t wait to come back one day again!!! You cannot beat the location!!!!’

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is really amazing! Clean, comfortable, fully equipped, and magnificently situated. We spent nearly a week here and filled our days with swimming, relaxing, reading, talking and exploring Eleuthera. We met some lovely people in nearby Gregory Town and visited North Eleuthera, Harbour Island and Governor's Harbour. We always tried to be back at the cottage for cocktails and sunset on the deck.

We would return, absolutely.

  • Submitted: 6-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cozy home with secret snorkel paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house was the perfect size. The yard was great. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. But what really set this house apart from maybe any other property in the area? The "backyard"... We spent nearly all of our time on the porch taking in the breath taking views. We watched sea turtles in the morning and enjoyed the unparalleled view of the sunset every evening. The rocks below also provided the best snorkeling that we've ever experienced. We absolutely loved the property and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, SC

Beautiful Views with Great Snorkeling

  • 5 of 5

Overall, loved the property. When you first arrive at the airport, a taxi can take you to the supermarket to get food since its on the way. The views are amazing and we enjoyed sitting outside looking at the ocean, fish and sunrise/sunsets. The maintenance man, Phillip, is amazing and lives nearby in case you need something. The bed was confortable as were the pillows, and I'm all about comfortable beds and pillows. I highly recommend renting the car because there isn't anything close in walking distance. We drove the entire island and went to the outer islands close by, which were very quaint and a great side trip. You'll love staying here and enjoying the peace and quiet with really only 1 neighbor in viewing distance.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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edmond, OK

Beautiful and WORTH IT

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went back and forth on this and another property. Of course the other property was much cheaper, but after arriving at this beautiful place, we knew we'd made the right decision. I woke up every morning looking forward to seeing the fish below in the lagoon (and feeding them - whoops - they love pineapple scraps). We also saw a resident barracuda and a few turtles - amazing. My only regret was that we didn't snorkel it. Some things to know - there isn't any wifi, which we preferred...disconnect. The AC wasn't awesome, but it was perfectly fine for us. Phillip was great and didn't really bother us unless we needed him. There were beautiful flowers in the house when we arrived. Also, I loved reading all the journal entries and books from the previous travelers...if you want to know where to go and what to do, you should take some time to read these on the patio with some pineapple. Scott was very responsive and kind. This island was amazing and the people were beyond friendly. I will say bring some cash and expect to spend it. The food and other things are pricey, but totally worth it. Oh, and before I forget - we rented Scott's car. I would definitely recommend doing that instead of renting on the island.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are awesome...thank you for sharing with us. FYI- The AC system has now been replaced. Thank you for letting me know. Very sorry for your inconvenience . Your next visit, will have super cold AC if needed. Blessings, scott
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
North Eleuthera
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Surfers Beach
Car: recommended

Dozens of beautiful secluded beaches to explore. Guests have reported the best snorkeling is right at the house...Gregory Town is a small friendly village located 1 mile north.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Gregory Town

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$128 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$319.02
Tax Rate 5.0%

All rates provided above are for cash, check or wire transfer . A 3%-5% banking fee , depending on Domestic or International for VRBO or Homeaway credit card payment systems in addition to quoted rates. We try our best to keep rates as low as possible and offer less expensive alternatives to online payment systems. blessings,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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