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Waterfront Cottage with Pool, Starfish #1 Pick- Lonely Planet

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Starfish Cottage, Bahamas ~ A/C, Stairs of stone to water, dock, kayaks, deck and beautiful Tropical Pool. Charming round waterfront cottage.

No need for rental car here! Nice paved road. You will find all you need within one block with easy access to the village at the bottom of the hill..

'Top Choice Award' from Lonely Planet Travel Guide and featured twice in the N.Y. Times as a charming and affordable destination. The cottages are owned & operated by a local Bahamian family. The Edge of the World Properties are world renowned for their beautifully done island style cottages and warm hospitality. Visitors from every corner of the planet have found this a perfect destination over the past 55 years.

The Starfish is a 16' x 16' round cottage and is located directly on a Caribbean Cove within the confines of a large private estate. The property includes Stone Stairs to the water below with a sundeck, thatched umbrella and a private dock below for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or fishing. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with tropical vegetation and huge old coconut palm trees. Bananas, papaya, guava, pomegranate, lemon, lime and other fruits growing right outside the door along with little herb gardens for your cooking pleasure.

Each of our 3 cottages has its own kitchen with gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker and all utensils.

Stone grill for cooking out is located next to the cottage. The Starfish has a driftwood bed, flat screen cable TV, free wifi internet direct to cottage as well as on property, free kayaks at our private dock & free local & L.D. calls to U.S. and Canada from the office. Fully enclosed outside shower with hot/cold water on private patio under the coconut trees. Each cottage has private bathroom facilities. Beach Chairs and Cooler Bag provided.

Groceries just down the street, along with surf boards at Surfer Pete's, fresh fish, vegetables, souvenir shops, Surfer's Beach, Gaulding Cay Beach, Holiday Beach, Long Bight Cove and other nearby beaches, post office and more.

Car rentals available nearby with delivery to airport or cottage for no extra fee..

Airports: 20 minutes from North Eleuthera Airports, 30 minutes from Governor's Harbour Airport with daily flights from USA.

Gregory Town is located between Harbour Island and Governor's Harbour, Eleuthera with many activities for all. Beaches everywhere, Queen's Baths, Glass Window Bridge, Current Banks for fly fishing, Kayaking from our private dock, caving, cliff diving, surfing, shelling, snorkeling, spearfishing, bonefishing, deep water access and light tackle fishing everywhere.

Local Bahamian Fishing Guides/Tour Guides/Captains available in village.

Keywords: Waterfront, Stairs to Water, Cheap, Affordable, Surfer's Beach, Cottage, Caribbean, Bahamas, tropical, Charming, Lonely Planet Award Winner, N.Y. Times featured property

More Details

Johnson Family
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Johnson Family

Owners of Edge of the World Properties, including the world renowned Starfish Cottage, Seahorse Cottage & Tamarind Tree Cottage. Bahamian Family owned and operated for decades ! Join the thousands of guests who have visited us from around the world.

Featured on the front page of the travel section of the N.Y. Times twice. We are listed as the #1 choice by Lonely Planet in their new 2011 handbook. Known for our charming cottages and idyllic waterfront location in the beautiful Bahamas.

Kimy and Terry

The Owners

Why Johnson Family chose Gregory Town

We enjoy sharing our lifestyle and property here in paradise. Come to Eleuthera-Bahamas, you will have a wonderful adventure.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the personal attention your Bahamian hosts will provide during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kim & Terry,

Thank you for everything!

We LOVED this vacation.

Best of success & future.

Tim & Amie, in Starfish Cottage
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Gregory Town

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Driftwood bed
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Free dbl. kayak for all guests. Guide services available thru licensed Bahamian Capt. for boat trips, fishing trips, kayak tours, snorkeling or diving trips.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Cottage with Pool, Starfish #1 Pick- Lonely Planet
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 102 reviews

Excellent relaxing property that is well maintained by delightful host that we now call friends.

  • 5 of 5

Our 8 days passed in an all too short a blink of the eye. This north central property is easily accessible from either North Eleuthera airport (20 mins) or Govenors Harbor (40 mins). We concentrated our visit on Govenors Harbour and points north. More to see and do than we had time for sadly. Many experiences we would have loved to repeat. It will not be possible for you to run out of beaches to visit and places to snorkel.

The property itself is simply lovely. Views and vistas abound. The bay overlook is fascinating with abundant sea creatures coming and going about their business. Typical wind conditions were reversed for the first 4 days of our stay and the usually calm bay (and Caribbean side) was rolling. No problem, the Atlantic side beaches were calm and the snorkeling excellent. The island is narrow so pick the side and sea view that fits your interest. When the wind abated we hopped in the provided kayaks and paddled and snorkeled on lake flat gin clear water. Fish, sea fans, and healthy coral growths everywhere.

The house we stayed in was just great. Fully equipped with everything and more than we needed. The Hammock on the deck and a crystal clear pool only made great even greater.

Lastly, all the above would have been meaningless if the owner/ host (Kim and Terry) were difficult.

Happily that is NOT the case. These folks are just delightful and radiate hospitality. Very responsive to pre stay communication and always an on point recommendation for what sights would best be enjoyed. We lacked nothing! Added bonus.... all the other guest we met were great too. Lots of information freely shared and unused groceries passed around.

If your low key and chill this is your spot! You may think your coming for the beaches but you will leave loving the people!!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us! You were so funny and such a pleasure to have here. The weather was beautiful and your adventures were magnificent. We appreciated you coming to Terry's art exhibit at the Levy Preserve while you were visiting. It meant so much to us both. Welcome to the Island Family! You have been adopted. Come home soon. Love & Sunshine from the Bahamas!!! Kimy, Terry & Morocco
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Great people who have a personal touch.

  • 4 of 5

A very nice clean cottage. Kimy and Terry strive to make you feel welcome. I loved the personal touches, fresh flowers on the counters and toilet paper rolls. The grounds are absolutely stunning. Kimy was worried about my daughter's fair skin and made sure to point out several bottles of sunscreen that had been left behind by other patrons. I wish we could have stayed longer, but hope to return one day. Thank you for your hospitality Kim

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, private, cozy cottage with everything you need to be comfortable for a week.

  • 4 of 5

The owners are very hospitable and make you feel at home right away. The landscaping makes you feel like you are in your own private tropical garden at every turn. Great view of the water, with easy access to all it has to offer, as well as a lovely pool. A short 5 minute walk to town gives access to the basics you need to be comfortable for food, refreshments, and sundries, where the locals are very friendly and helpful. Be aware that Starfish does not have an attached bathroom. However, a private bathroom and outdoor hot shower are only a few feet away and very nice. The kitchen is nicely furnished to do most any kind of cooking, as well as your own private outdoor charcoal grilling area. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this property to those seeking to get away form a busy resort area and enjoy a peaceful, homey, tropical vacation.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us. We hope your pancreatitis issues are resolved quickly. Nothing worse than feeling bad on vacation. Get better soon! Terry, Kimy & morocco
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful piece of property. My cottage was perfect for me. And you could not ask for nicer owners (Kemy and Terry) of the property. From the time I was picked up at the airport by Wallace until I left...I felt at home. I will be back next year.

  • Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy it was to have you here on our property. You were a wonderful guest. Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage. We are so happy to hear you were so comfortable. We can't wait for your return. Your Island Family! Kimy, Terry & Morocco
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Oooh! Summer camp for adults in February! An island atop an island......

  • 5 of 5

We loved celebrating a significant birthday on Eleuthera while staying at the island atop an island. Kimy and Terry have built a charming cluster of cottages overlooking the Gregory town cove. Zoysia grass invites barefoot roaming, a dipping pool and lounge chairs invite sunning, and hammocks invite reading and napping outdoors. Cottages are stunning in their simplicity and vibrant colors abound. So nice to have hosts who feel like family and their artistic expressions are everywhere. We have 3 of our favorite paintings from Terry's studio hanging on our Bahamian blue bedroom wallsl Still savoring the flavor! Wende and Dixon

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our Starfish Cottage for your "Island Birthday Getaway". What wonderful people VRBO/Homeaway have brought into our lives. We sincerely appreciate the love you have expressed for our property. It makes all of our hard work worthwhile to read your kind words. We loved having you and want you to know you are welcome here with us forever. Love & Sunshine from your Island Family! Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Amazing Place to Visit

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful trip! Elevated by the wonderful hosts that we had while we were in Gregory Town. Please consider staying with Kimmy and Terry. The Starfish cottage was amazing, with perfect amenities. Ask questions and allow them to help set up your stay on the island. My wife and I cannot wait to go back and pay them a visit. Whether it was the live music down by the waterfront, the snorkeling or getting in the car and exploring the Island this was one of my favorite trips.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us in our Starfish Cottage! When you wrote and said your wife had never traveled before, we wanted to make sure her first trip was fabulous. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time :) You were both adorable and so full of life, it was a pleasure to have you. Please come again anytime. You are always welcome here with us. Tell your wife.... Keep on writing my sweet little lady. You two have such enthusiasm for life, it just bubbles over onto everyone you meet. Love and Sunshine from the Bahamas! Kimy, Terry and Morocco
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
ELH, North Eleuthera Airport or Governor's Harbour
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Three Island Dock or Gene's Bay
Nearest Beach
135 Beaches, nearest is across from our dock
Car: recommended

Local Bahamian Fishing Guides available for bonefishing, light tackle fishing, kayaking tours, spear fishing, diving, snorkeling, bird watching, exploring. Just let us know and we will have them come direct to your cottage to discuss your needs. They can pick you up at our dock or another designated area.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Gregory Town

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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